Painting Minis – D&D Wrath of Ashardalon #4 – Orc Smashers

This week, I really didn’t want to put in a lot of intense thought and focus into painting a set of minis.  Well…  it happened anyway.  Minis have a way of making the painter really want to make them come to life.  This usually means lots of subtle touches, highlights, shadows, color variations, and more. …

Are you a nerd or a geek?

The Mrs. ran across a very interesting blog post about the differences between the words nerd and geek.  I’ve always considered myself to be a bit of both, and that they were quite similar to each other (if not synonyms).  It turns out there are some fundamental differences, at least according to this quick research. …

Painting Minis – D&D Wrath of Ashardalon #3 – Cultists

Finally!  I have to say, I’m really excited to share my latest minis with you.  In continuing my quest to paint the D&D Wrath of Ashardalon minis, I bring to you…….  *drumroll* The Cultists!  *ominous music* I’ve been itching to find a good mini to test out wet-blending paints, but just haven’t had anything I…

Painting Minis – D&D Wrath of Ashardalon #2 – Kobolds

Continuing on with the painting of Wrath of Ashardalon, I went looking for something a little less time-consuming than the snakes.  (I’m trying to paint the creatures in their sets of 3 or 4.)  In the end, I settled on the Kobolds, the strange, little, reptilian humanoid creatures that love to set traps and ambush…

Titansgrave: The Ashes of Valkana

Geeks everywhere know the name Wil Wheaton.  He’s been in movies, TV shows, and has participated in (and hosted) numerous activities in the world of nerd-dom.  Lately, I’ve been checking out more and more of his media content on Geek & Sundry, and discovered a new web series based upon actual gameplay from Wil’s newest…

Painting Minis – D&D Wrath of Ashardalon #1 – Snakes

Snakes! Why’d it have to be snakes..? Painting minis can get expensive, if you keep buying all sorts of stuff.  But paints can last a while, whereas you’ll need to buy minis each time you want to paint.  So, instead of buying individual minis, I picked up one of the Dungeons & Dragons adventure board…

Painting Minis – Reaper Bones Learn to Paint Kit

As my painting skills have started to improve, I’ve become less and less satisfied with the paints that I’ve been using.  To start out with, we picked out some paints in the Games Workshop Citadel line.  These paints are mid-priced paints, and they do work.  But their consistency is too thick for me, and they…