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2013 and a new man cave

13 Jan

Just before Christmas I moved house, and I finally got a room for my gaming and media goodies (or junk as my partner calls it) , which means I have somewhere to paint. though since moving into the room its become quite obvious that I need some storage which will require a trip to Ikea for new shelving and a new desk.

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Irregular Magazine Issue 13

18 Nov

First of all, we’d like to start with an apology to all of our readers and contributors. We were not able to publish Irregular Magazine in Summer 2012, which we deeply regret. We believe we’ve got through the problems that made this impossible and are now back on track with regular publications!

http://www.irregular-magazine.com/latest-issue/

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Once again, we have another great issue, packed with excellent articles and tutorials. We have a really interesting look at the costs of producing limited miniatures runs and a discussion around
how to create scenarios for wargames, as well as a further look into the world of Magic: The Gathering.

We also have a painting guide for Clone Troopers in 15mm scale and a look at whether Airbrushing would be right for you. We also have a look into two different historical backgrounds – The Persian Empire and Trojan England (no, really! Well worth reading). We also priviledged to have an excellent piece on the future sport of Robo Basho, a world of 2115 where Giant Robots are piloted into combat in a heavy metal form of sumo!

Time to get reading – go on, download your copy now.

http://www.irregular-magazine.com/latest-issue/

Visions of the Apocalypse

11 Nov

An Apocalypse (Greek: ἀποκάλυψις apokálypsis; ‘lifting of the veil’ or ‘revelation’) is a disclosure of something hidden from the majority of mankind in an era dominated by falsehood and misconception. (Wikipedia)

Apocalyptic visions of the world ending, or the destruction of human civilisation have been with us since the dawn of time through myth and religion. Most religions have a creation and apocalypse myth. Whether it’s the Norse Ragnorok or the Christian End of Days, there is some form of apocalyptic future vision where the destruction of mankind is destined.

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Euro Militaire 2010

1 Oct

Euro Militaire is a two day show aimed at modelers, is hosts one of the largest miniature painting contests in the country and attracts entrants from all over the UK and Europe. This year saw a jaw dropping 1000 + entrants to the competition.

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Golden Demon & Euro Militaire Entries

16 Aug

With Euro and GD coming up, most of my time between now and September will be taken up with painting entries for both of these competitions. For Euro I’m still uming and arring about what I should paint, though I have started on a single historical, that of Ptve Hook from Empress Miniatures. I intend to recreate the scene from the film Zulu, of Hooky just before he climbs through the hole in the wall of the medical building to escape the Zulu warriors. I’m also contemplating painting a fantasy figure holding a torch, and placing her in a dungeon, surrounded by cobwebs. The plan is to do a lot of OSL, when I start this particular mini, I’ll place links to tutorials on OSL.

For GD I have finally decided on a High Elf Lord and  Sam with pony for LOTR. I really like the LOTR range of minis, in my humble opinion they are some of the best minis that Games Workshop produce. The Sam with pony is excetional nice as well, and I had to pinch/borrow this one from my wife’s grey hoard, which is a lot smaller than mine, because she’s been on mini purchasing ban since last year.

Painting Show IMP 2010

3 Aug

Well at the weekend Sheffield Irregulars held their annual painting show. I was there to help organise and man the Irregular Magazine stand. Visitors came from all over the UK , all of which had one thing in common, the love of painting miniatures.

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IMP 2010

28 Jul

This weekend sees the Sheffield Irregulars annual miniature painting show take place in well Sheffield of course. As a member, and married to the driving force behind this painting group I will be on hand at the show helping out. So what is IMP all about, well read on and find out more folks.

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