General Tips

Did you think the jewellery section of the retail giant is not for a grimdark hobbyist like you? Think again! If you search for steampunk gears you may find top quality bits that can be purchased cheaply by the bagful. »
2017-12-01 Khaiell
Some models are notoriously difficult to keep clean. They have difficult to reach areas and vacuum cleaners and their brushes are either to weak to get the dust off or too strong and can damage the model. »
2017-07-28 Khaiell
Unpacking all the hobby accessories can take a lot of time cutting from what you can spend on the hobby. Fortunately if you are short both on space and time, you can usually still squeeze a small, permanent console table and be able to sit and hobby any time you want »
2017-05-26 Khaiell
Taking down notes seems to be a must when you have hundreds of paints to choose from. But it takes time and the notes can be easily lost over time. There is another, quick and secure way however: snapshots taken with your phone that are kept in a dedicated album. »
2017-04-28 Khaiell
These lairs of cuteness are usually decorated in a way suggesting they are aimed at XIX-century girls. Don't let this fool you! They often stock strange materials and oddly shaped objects that will solve your modelling problems »
2017-04-07 Khaiell
Every wargame enthusiast feels an urge at some point to participate in a huge battle. Such an event is something nice to have experience participating in but ultimately it is the stuff the dreams are made of - not something you really want or need in your life. Nevertheless I will give you a survival guide should you go for it. »
2017-03-17 Khaiell
A lot of players don't realise that the vertical and horizontal scales of miniatures-based wargames are different from each other. The battlefield is highly compressed to allow playing battles on a table while at the same time designers keep model proportions normal. This creates challenges for modelling realistic yet playable terrain »
2017-01-27 Khaiell
The best tool for paint stripping in my book is... brake fluid. The one used in cars. You can buy it at any gas station and at many run-of-the-mill supermarkets. It is designed not to damage metal car parts or plastic pipes but also to prevent corrosion and remove impurities. »
2016-12-16 Khaiell
This topic is the elephant in the room in any cardboard crafting projects. Therefore I updated this classic article with new, detailed pictures to show you how this works in practice and what can you do about the problem »
2016-10-20 Khaiell
These are the most common types of walls. Should you paint them with a textured paint? Use a texture paste? Or maybe just paint the surface using stippling? »
2014-08-20 Khaiell
Modelling realistic water is easy if you have the right glue... »
2011-06-13 Khaiell
To make small, round shapes out of cardboard use an office hole punch (available also with funny hole shapes nowadays) or better still a DIY punching tool used to make holes in leather belts and the like »
2011-06-13 Khaiell
In most sci-fi models you will see mysterious pipes, panels, valves and free-flowing cables. This may cause some more technically-educated observers to rise their eyebrows but... »
2011-06-13 Khaiell
Usually after assembling models, particularly plastic ones, we are left with a handful of spare parts. Don't get rid of them as they may one day become a glorious addition to a new terrain piece or converted model »
2011-06-13 Khaiell
All my terrain and miniature bases get the "trampled grass" look. Here is how to make it »
2011-06-13 Khaiell
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How to kitbash the old and the new Citadel industrial "Sector Imperialis" terrain to make the elements look cohesive. And how to make them pipes actually connect afterwards despite the conversions.
YouTube 02-02-2018
I will show you differences between the new and the old Citadel Combat Cards
YouTube 16-01-2018
Instead of ruining your hobby with feelings of pressure and guilt follow these 7 steps to total hobby enjoyment
YouTube 03-01-2018
The Death Guard models released in 2017 are gorgeous, whether the ones from the starter boxes or even the "easy to assemble" ones. So are the special edition models any more special?
YouTube 22-12-2017
I look at the recently released set of "Citadel Skulls" and use it to convert my Chaos Rhino so that it is full of skulls! Some Chaos Squats manage to photobomb the video.
YouTube 15-12-2017
The first Chapter Approved, the Red Compendium, the Golden Compilation, 3rd edition Chapter Approved books and the current, 2017 one with some gadgets.
YouTube 06-12-2017
Games Workshop released a new card stock terrain piece! I look how it works and show how to fix it with a bit of old fashioned cardboard crafting.
YouTube 20-07-2017