Steamforged Announces Spring Sale and Painting Competition

Spring has sprung. Soon, the Easter Bunny will be hopping on down the lane, hiding eggs.
*sniffsniffs*
Whew! Those eggs are smellin’ kinda ripe already!
Oh, it’s just the limited edition Easter Fangtooth model that’s going to be available during Steamforged’s Spring Sale. They’re also running a painting competition on their website.
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IDW Games Announces TMNT: Shadows of the Past Hobby Challenge

Last weekend, the Crystal Brush Awards were held at Adepticon. I certainly wasn’t in danger of winning them. And I’m probably not in danger of winning the new TMNT: Shadows of the Past Hobby Challenge that IDW Games has launched over on their website.
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EZPainter Having a WWII Commissions Sale

So you’ve got a bunch of Flames of War, Bolt Action, or some other WWII game’s miniatures sitting around. You’ve been meaning to get them painted, but you’ve never gotten around to it. Well, to help out, EZPainter is having a sale on all WWII commissions for the next couple days.
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Crystal Brush Winners Announced

Adepticon has many fine tournaments and contests that take place over the course of the show. But only one of them gives away $10k to the winner. That’s the Crystal Brush Awards, the culmination of a year-long painting contest process that ends up in Chicago. Well, the overall winners have been announced, and we’re here to give them to you.
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Friday Snippets

Hey kids. We have made it. It’s Friday at last. This certainly has been an eventful week. It’s also gone by quickly, at least for me. I hope everyone at Adepticon is having a good time. If you’re not there, I still hope you have a weekend of gaming planned. And if you’re going to be gaming all weekend, you should power up on some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: Advanced Deployment’s Adepticon Sale Happening Now; Desert Rats Paint Set Available From Battlefront; Topside Minis Jutland Sets Released – 1/1800, 1/2400, and 1/3000 scales; Oddzial Osmy’s 3mm March Releases Arrive at PicoArmor; Afrika Korps Paint Set Available From Battlefront; Frazetta Miniatures Reaches Funding Goal; Color Quest Season 1 Reaches Funding Goal; New Quick Shades Washes Set Available For Pre-Order From The Army Painter; and Spring Sale Happening At Dark Art Studios.

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Figure Painter Magazine issue 43 Available Now

I’ve not painted a mini in years. But lately, I’ve been kinda wanting to get some colored goop onto my Guild Ball teams. Thing is, I know my skills have certainly atrophied in the time it’s been since I last painted. So, if I want my first miniature I do to not be garbage, I should at least read up on some good painting techniques. Thankfully, Figure Painter Magazine is here to help, and issue 43 is available now.
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Friday Snippets

It has been a busy week.
Work has been full of time working on (redacted). I can’t wait until I can tell you all about it. Other than that, I’m making pizza tonight. And by that, I mean I made my own sauce from scratch, and the dough ball that will be the crust is currently in the fridge, slowly rising. It’ll be brought out when I get home. The only thing I didn’t do was cure my own bacon, grind my own Italian sausage, or make my own mozzarella cheese… though I could possibly do those first two, and might at some point. And as for tomorrow, it’s Board Game Day at the Milton Library, where I’ll be playing Guild Ball and Fujian Trader. Hopefully you have your own gaming plans lined up. With all that going on, it’s best to load up on some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today we have: Ancestral Ruins Bases 20x20mm and 25x25mm Now Available From Tabletop-Art, Arcane Arts gets a face lift, Zen Bins Destiny Storage Trays Up On Kickstarter, Titan-forge Launches Dragon Empire Kickstarter, More Info Posted About Trollkins Indiegogo Campaign, New Ultimate Barrage Template from Pyrkol, Desert Basing Kit Available From Gale Force Nine, Khurasan releases Oceanic Republic NF range, and New Weekend Promo from Kromlech.

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Salute 2017 Painting Contest Announced

Arguably the biggest painting contest of the year is the Crystal Brush awards that have their finals every March during Adepticon. If you’d like to get free travel to the show, you can do so by winning one of the qualifying events that are held throughout the year. Salute is having a Crystal Brush Qualifier event, and they’ve posted up the details.
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Midweek Snippets

We’re making our way there, ladies and gentlemen. The previous weekend is as far from us as the next one is to us. Have you started getting together any plans? We’ve got the gaming day at the library coming up this weekend. Gonna hang out and play some Guild Ball and hopefully Fujian Trader. But we’ve still got a couple days to get through, first. So let’s stock up on some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today we have: Luxumbra: Infinity Collectors on Kickstarter, New Silvia Model Available From Brother Vinni, New DBA 3.0 East Frankish or Norman Army Pack Now Available From Baueda, Brigade Models Release Netherlands Aeronef, Gioconomicon Posts Photos From Nuremberg Toy Fair, February Releases Available From Terrible Kids Stuff, PicoArmor’s War College is Open, KaYo Miniatures Clown Army Up On Kickstarter, MattimaoPaints Having A Sale On How To Paint Board Game Miniatures Book, Three new SCW 28mm flag sets From Minairons Miniatures, Company B Releases BA-10 Armored Car, Win this Painted Edo Scutter From Bombshell Miniatures, New Age of Sigmar Tokens and Templates Available from Advanced Deployment, Miss Cupidon Available From Predastore, and Oldhammer Goblins Up On Kickstarter.

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Figure Painter Magazine Booking For SeminART 3 with Chris Clayton Happening Now

If you’re really into getting your minis looking as good as possible, you’ll want to take every opportunity to improve your skills. My skills are incredibly lacking, with my painted minis just north of “well, they don’t look like you did it with a paintball gun…” So if you don’t want your painting to be like mine, you might want to sign up for SeminART 3 with Chris Clayton.
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Midweek Snippets

The middle of the week and the start of a new month. 2017 is already 1/12 in the books. January sure did go by quick (at least for me). Before you know it, we’ll be announcing Black Friday sales. Ok, maybe that’s a bit much. Plenty of things to do between now and then. And if we want to keep up our strength, we should nosh on some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: Mighty Meeples: Ghostbusters Collection Released by Cryptozoic; 4th Edition Preview Flames of War Preview: New Paint Sets, Spray Cans, Token Sets and Gaming Aids; Eye for an Eye: Arena Coming To Kickstarter; Acheson Creations announces two “Big Events” for February 2017; Numenera Audio Collection from Plate Mail Games; The Dragon Tray Up On Kickstarter; Aenor Miniatures Releases New Zombie Survivor; New Line of SCI-FI Miniatures by RBJ Game Company; Dice Base: Master GM Screen Up On Kickstarter; Black Earth tabletop wargame coming on IndieGoGo in February; F’aa’thum, Greater Stygian Wardemon of Fate Available From Kromlech; Baueda New DBA 3.0 Norse Irish Army Pack is Now Available; Elder Dice Coming to Kickstarter; and New Circular Ruler From Micro Art Studio.

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Mantic Games launches The Walking Dead: All Out War Painting Competition

My painting skills are lacking. They really are. I’ve not painted anything of note for some time now. So, that means you don’t have to worry about me swooping in and taking the top prize in Mantic’s The Walking Dead: All Out War Painting Competition.
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Midweek Snippets

Is this week just rocketing by for anyone else, or just me?
I mean, it’s already Wednesday.
Well, seeing as it is Wednesday, let’s get ourselves stocked up on some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today we have: Public Alpha For Cold Start Posted, How to Paint Board Game Miniatures: The Beginners Guide to Painting Board Game Miniatures Now Available, Terrible Kids Stuff – Christmas 2016 releases, Battle for the Universe Coming to Kickstarter in January, Jet Bike Construction Kit Up On Kickstarter, Oddzial Osmy’s 3mm November Releases Arrive at PicoArmor, Khurasan releases two 15mm fantasy sets by Tom Meier, Final Week for The Roots of Magic On Kickstarter, Dystopian World Expansion Passes Funding Goal, Ouroboros Tales Posts New Stretch Goals, New Viking Shield Sets Available from Tabletop-Art, Brother Vinni Holiday Sale Happening Now, 15mm 1st Carlist Wars & Spanish American War (1898) back in production, and New Junk City Bases Available From Kromlech.

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Miniature Monthly Painting Tutorials Up On Patreon

Those of you who visit this site regularly are no stranger to crowdfunding. Indiegogo and Kickstarter are just a part of the gaming landscape now. But there’s other crowdfunding websites you might not know of as well. One is Patreon. There, you aren’t necessarily paying for a game you’ll get in the mail, but you’re funding an ongoing project. Well, a new one just started literally today that will help everyone become better painters. Miniature Monthly is up and running.
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Friday Snippets

How’s everyone doing today? Ready for the weekend? I think I’m gonna keep mine rather chill, just putting together the last of my friend’s Guild Ball stuff. They’re already assembled. They just need greenstuff work done on ’em (filling in some small gaps, filling in the base slots, stuff like that). Other than that… not much. Plan for Thanksgiving, I guess.

But as for right now, it’s time to nosh on some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today we have: New D&D Icons of the Realms Miniatures Starter Set Now Available, Steamforged Previews Steamcon/Black Friday Sale, Confrontation Evolution Fan-Made Rules Posted, Wamp releases Master of Roots Bust, Ever wonder what Kriegsspiel Dice looked like?, Super Chibi Round 2 – Reboot Late Pledges now open, Final Days for Portable Paint Station On Kickstarter, New Numidian Infantry Available From Victrix, Spot It! Dobble Coming Next Year, New Releases Available From Hitech Miniatures, German Language Version of Thunderbirds Board Game Up On Spiele-Offensive, and Kromlech New Release: Human Skulls.

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Figure Painter Magazine Issue 41 Now Available

I really gotta get back into painting my minis. I’ve got 3 Guild Ball teams, resplendent in their pewter shine and resin grey, but they really could use to have some actual color on them. Every time I see a new issue of Figure Painter Magazine come out, I think, “yeah, this time I’ll do it.” Well, I’ve not got much going on this weekend, perhaps it will be the day. Oh, also, there’s a new issue of Figure Painter Magazine out. My it inspire you to get your paints out as well.
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Figure Painter Magazine #40, Initiative #3 Available Now

The folks over at Robot Pigeon Publishing have certainly been busy. They not only have a new issue of their flagship magazine, Figure Painter Magazine, but also of Initiative. If you’re like me and you could really use to increase your ability in painting, you’ll want to check them out. Though even if you’re regularly painting awesome pieces, there’s always something more to learn in the pages of these magazines.
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Midweek Snippets

Wednesday already? This week sure seems to be moving along. That’s very much not a complaint, mind you. I’ve got board game day coming up this Saturday. We’re also going to be starting our new D&D game. So I’m very much ready for it to be Saturday. But if I want to keep up this pace, I’d better refuel on some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: New female Torsos and First BFG Sledgehammer Pics From Victoria Miniatures, Suede Dice Bags Up On Kickstarter, Purgatory Miniatures Up On Kickstarter, Impact! Miniatures Running Chibi Knights of the Dinner Table Kickstarter, Legionary APC Turret Lascannon With Twin Plasma Gun Available From Kromlech, Ruins of Sanctuary 25mm Bases Now Available From Tabletop-Art, Minis Production Company Up On Kickstarter, Prism: Day & Dusk Playing Cards Up On Kickstarter, HSD Anthro Sci-Fi Miniatures Now Available, Flatminis releases first monsters in their 2D miniatures range, Two More APC Turrets Available From Kromlech, and The Army Painter’s 9th Anniversary Sale Happening Now.

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October Issue of Wyrd Chronicles Now Available

Temperatures are starting to chill outside. Here in Atlanta, that means it’s only getting up into the low 80s in the afternoon. Of course, people here are thus saying, “it’s freezing” outside. Waddyagonnado? Well, maybe you’ll get a cup of hot cocoa, wrap up in a big, fluffy blanket, and read the October issue of Wyrd Chronicles, which is now available.
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Wyrd’s Rotten Harvest Painting Contest Starts Tomorrow

Tomorrow starts what is the favorite month of the year for many of my friends. I don’t think it’s that bad, either, though I think I slightly prefer November. But that’s as may be, it’s a lot of my friends’ favorite month because, of course, of the Rotten Harvest painting contest that Wyrd does! Ok, that might not be the reason, but it certainly doesn’t hurt.
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Friday Snippets

Friiiiiiidaaaaaaay! The gateway to the weekend. Hopefully you’ve got some gaming planned for the next couple days. I don’t have anything specific lined up, but there’s still plenty of time. At the very least, I’m thinking I want to make some brownies this weekend. Though I might throw in something a little special…
That being cayenne pepper. You know, I’ve heard a lot about mixing “heat” with “sweet” and am finally gonna give it a go. I’ll let you know about the results.

Anyway, before we get to those tasty bites, we have some tasty bites here to deal with.

On today’s platter we have: New Thousand Sons Legion Transfer Sheet From Forge World, Lead Adventure Miniatures Launches Astropolis Kickstarter, Terrible Kids Stuff Posts September New Releases, New Damage Trackers From Proxie Models, Syrinscape Releases Geek & Sundry’s Critical Role: Goblin Raid SoundPack, Code Orange Games Running Free Collision Model Giveaway Contest, Kromlech Weekend Promo: Jump Packs, Turncoat Games Running WWII Cavalry Kickstarter, and Sally 4th Posts Free Combat Patrol – Falklands War Supplement.

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Friday Snippets

I don’t know about you, but for me, it seems like just yesterday was Wednesday. I’m not 100% sure what happened to Thursday (maybe Langoliers ate it?), but it’s already gone. That’s alright, mind you. I’m always ready for it to be the weekend. Best to power up with some bite-size gaming stories.

On the platter today we have: Circles of Imora Trading Card Game Coming To Kickstarter, Heroic Ballads ver. 1.1 Released, Nomad Games Releases Two New Warlords For Talisman: The Horus Heresy, The Army Painter Technique Painting Bundle Now Available, and Kromlech Weekend Promo Happening Now.

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Crazy Weekend Deal Happening This Saturday At EZ Painter

Who doesn’t love to celebrate a birthday? … besides Jehovah’s Witnesses? Well, the folks over at EZ Painter love to celebrate a birthday. Their lead painter, Arthur, is having a birthday, but it’s you that’s getting the gifts (and he’s hopefully getting a bunch of work), since they’re having a big sale.
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Wargaming Mamas Painting Service Now Available

I’m a rather busy individual. Always have something going on, it seems. Plus… to make a confession… I don’t really enjoy painting minis. I know. I know. A lot of you out there love doing it, and that’s great. It’s just not for me. Sitting all hunched over, staring at all those tiny details. Never quite getting the eyes just right. Thankfully, there are people out there willing to paint your minis for you (for a fee, of course). Well, there’s a new service in town. It’s Wargaming Mamas.
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New Model, Transfers, And Paint Kits Available To Order From Forge World

Forge World’s got quite a bit going on today with their pre-releases. There’s a new Horus Heresy character available. You can get him both as a single and as a two-pack. Then, to make sure your mini looks nice, there’s a couple paint kits as well as some transfer sheets available.
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Beyond the Gates of Antares Painting Contest Happening Now

With the release of Battle For Xilos, lots of people are jumping on the Beyond the Gates of Antares bandwagon and picking up armies. Well, the figures don’t come pre-painted (as you well know). Warlord Games would love to see all those new figures with some shiny, new paint jobs on them. As such, they’re running a painting contest for Beyond the Gates of Antares figures.
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Friday Snippets

It’s Friday, everyone. Keep calm and we’ll get through this just fine and then move onward into the bliss that is the Weekend. My gaming is going to start early, as when I get out of here, I’m going to an Irish Pub nearby for some bangers and mash. Afterward, it’s back to my place for Guild Ball (gonna teach a friend that’s been wanting to learn since Adepticon). But before I head out, I’m going to have an appetizer of bite-sized gaming stories.

Today we have: New 360 Video Posted by Red Panda Miniatures, UNITS – Post-apocalyptic Loot Cards on Kickstarter, Gale Force 9 demos Tyrants of the Underdark at Origins Game Fair, The Army Painter Running Zombicide & Wulfsburg Painting Bundle Deal, Biohazard Game Contest Happening Now, New X-wing and Armada Accessories from CorSec Engineering, Kromlech Weekend Promo Announced, and Dust USA At Origins.

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Friday Snippets

Once more we stand on the precipice of the weekend. But before we dive over, we’d best make sure we’re well-stocked with gaming goodness. Good thing there’s a tray of bite-sized gaming stories right here for us to nosh on. So let’s dig in.

Today we have: New Web G.I.S. for tabletop RPGs, Warsong coming to a tabletop near you, One Page Rules Updates Orion’s Gate, Kromlech’s Weekend Deal posted, and New Dice and Decals from Forge World.

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Spartan Games Painting Contest Happening Now

Painting a miniature is its own reward. You’ve got a little work of art that you can also use to attack your opponent’s forces and achieve total victory on the gaming table!! But hey, if you’re really good at slinging that colored goop around, you could also get extra prizes if yours is deemed the best. Spartan Games feels so, anyway, and so they’re running a painting contest.
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Midweek Snippets

It’s going guys. The week is continuing on. We’ll make it. The weekend will be here as soon as it can.

In order to make sure we have plenty of strength, we should stock up on some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today we have: 5E RPG Condition Cards on Kickstarter, Polyversal Update- 300 backers, new stretch goal, new add-on, new video, Lairs Coming To Kickstarter Soon, New Orc Bust from NonSenseminiatures, A Few Weeks Left In Dark Art Studios Painting Contest, Frostgrave: Into the Breeding Pit Nickstarter Deals from Sally 4th, Raging Heroes Flesh Eaters Unveiled, Red Panda Miniatures Posts The Design Process For Roland, Warriors of the Apocalypse with great weapons preview, The Far East War 1592 Coming Soon To Kickstarter, Tanto Cuore International Crowdfunding Campaign launching June 14th, HOPE launch on Kickstarter Thursday at 12pm, Hitech Miniatures Releases Soothsayer Sybilla, Dungeon Monsters UPDATE #1 ( adding Zombie and Skeleton singles), and New Sons of Thor Legs From Kromlech.

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Midweek Snippets

Steady as she goes, everyone. We’re halfway through the week. The weekend will be here soon enough. *hears someone call out, “That’s not soon enough!”* Hush, you.
Anyway, we should push on ahead and keep going until we hit Saturday. But to get there, we’ll need to stock up on some bite-sized gaming stories. Good thing that’s what we have for you right now.

In today’s snippets there’s: Dized to be previewed at the UK Games Expo, Happy Burger Clownbot Free Mini From The Ion Age for June, HiTech Miniatures Releases Royal Advisor Melchior, Final Day of the Big Bad Con Kickstarter, Microworld Games New 6mm Fantasy Releases, Cryptozoic Entertainment Launching a Retailer Demo Program Through Publishers Services Inc., and D-Day painting challenge Donations Being Taken Now.

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Sunday Snippets

Well… you know that Battle Chef I talked about a couple times last week?
Uh… you see… wha-ha-happen wuz… Crits from ogre-sized lizardmen hurt, y’all.
But this is just an opportunity to create a new character. I’m thinking I’m gonna go with a TV-preacher style Cleric. We’ll see how it goes.

Anyway, before I dig into rolling up a new character, let’s dig into some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today we have: Brigade Models Releases New Merchant Spaceships, Last hours to support Saltlands post-apocalyptic desert adventure game on Kickstarter, and New Bases and Paints Available to order from Games Workshop.

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Friday Snippets

It’s almost here, everyone! The weekend will be here before you know it! Along with the gaming, I’m certainly ready for pizza for dinner tonight. The Ramen I’ve been having is getting a bit old on the palate. But in the meantime, I can nosh on some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today we have: Syrinscape and Green Ronin Partner For Mutants and Masterminds Soundscapes, 28mm 1939-41 Soviets Kickstarter is live, Mechanical Dice Towers up on Kickstarter, Knuckle Sammich Reaches Funding Goal on Kickstarter, First Busts from project “Monument of Glory-2” now available From Shieldwolf Miniatures, Tanto Cuore International launching June 7th, New Customization Add-On for Polyversal Kickstarter, and Kromlech Weekend Pigment Promo.

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Forge World Discontinuing Certain Items

All good things must come to an end. In order to make room for new figures in their warehouse, the folks over at Forge World have decided to discontinue making certain other items. These pieces are never going to be made again. So if you want any of them, you’d better hurry.
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