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Several years ago, I got into playing the gothic sci-fi tabletop wargame Warhammer 40,000. I nearly bankrupted my family (and I’m only half-kidding), with all of the models, supplies, games books, terrain pieces I bought. I got to the point, like any addict, where I was “under reporting” my habit and hiding some of my more uncontrolled behavior (online ordering makes late-night force upgrades so easy).

So I got a little queasy when I saw that Forgeworld (Games Workshop’s specialty/high-end model shop) has a new book out, Imperial Armour Model Masterclass Volume One (US$38), on building, painting, and creating terrain for their amazing (and absurdly expensive) models. I still have one of their giant resin-cast models, in a box, in my games closet, just waiting for me to have fifty or so free hours to build and paint it. I could probably use this book to get useful building and finishing tips. Hmm… I wonder if they take PayPal…?

Imperial Armour Model Masterclass Volume One

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture, including the first book about the web (Mosaic Quick Tour) and the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots. He is currently working on a best-of collection of his writing, called Borg Like Me.


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