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Scratchbuilt: WH40K Warlord Titan

Scratchbuilt: WH40K Warlord Titan

I’ve been trying to figure out the name of the modeler at TANKS & Trolls, and it’s been tough enough going to persuade me that he would rather remain anonymous. “Bulldog UK” seems to be a favored forum handle, and whatever his real name is, there’s no denying his talent. Shown here is a scratch-built “Warlord Titan” for WH40K gaming. The detail page has tons of great in-process shots.

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Scratchbuilt: WH40K Armored Train

Scratchbuilt: WH40K Armored Train

This classic Warhammer 40,000-style wargaming model is actually the work of the Games Workshop studio team, and was produced for an example battle in GW’s 2007 Apocalypse rulebook. Individual modelers, as far as I can tell, are not credited. There are more pictures on the GW website, and I find them especially interesting because they show the model both before and after painting.

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How-To:  Paint a Space Marine Terminator

How-To: Paint a Space Marine Terminator

Great tutorial by Ron of From the Warp. Almost great enough to start me down the WH40K rabbit-hole again. Must…resist… [via toycutter]

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Top 10:  Miniatures and tabletop gaming

Top 10: Miniatures and tabletop gaming

Woohoo! I’ve been looking forward to this one for a long time. I have painted a few minis in my time, but my eyes are almost always bigger than my stomach when it comes to buying and planning elaborate armies. Thankfully, there’s plenty of eye-candy out and about the web, and in our own archives, to satisfy my long-standing dreams vicariously. Here’s a list of top content that can get you started on your own mad schemes. Happy Friday!

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How-To: Cast your own miniatures from a master model

How-To: Cast your own miniatures from a master model

I’ll admit to having wargame minis on the brain this morning. As a commenter on my earlier post pointed out, a cheaper alternative to Shapeways printing of your entire computer-modeled miniature army is to print just one of each unit type, then use the print as a master to make your own mold and cast a bunch of duplicates. Heck, while you’re at it, you might even just print the mold itself. This page provides a set of pretty good tutorials about duplicating miniatures by casting. [Thanks, RichB!]

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Impressive WH40K LARP prop set

Impressive WH40K LARP prop set

The idea of “live-action” Warhammer 40K is, itself, so ambitious that somebody needs to give this guy and his buddies a medal just for trying. Check out Flickr user Lt.E.Watt’s photostream to see some more of the amazing props he/they have built to run their games. Blood for the blood god! Skulls for the skull throne! Spleens for the spleen pond! [via Propnomicon]

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Wargame terrain how-to site and video series

Wargame terrain how-to site and video series

Years ago, I got really into Warhammer 40,000, the tabletop miniature sci-fi wargame. I quickly found myself more into painting and converting the miniatures and building the terrain than in playing the game itself. I even ran a website for modeling and conversion for a few years. I’m starting to feel the itch again and […]

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