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Chest of Colors has an assembly and review article up for HobbyZone's miniature transport cases. Are these in what you should be packing your minis for transport?



From the article:

HobbyZone‘s offer includes interesting miniature transport cases. I was lucky to receive them for testing and reviewing, but I realized that there are already such reviews on the internet, describing thoroughly these products. This put me in a difficult situation – should I write yet another review, posting nearly the same photos, similar comments and remarks? Everything must have been said already….

Chest of Colors has a review article up taking a look at the Howling Horde set available from Norsgard Miniatures.


From the review:

Recently I came into possession of this set. I decided to make a short review of it’s contents and the minis’ quality.
This starter box contains five metal models: Warchief, Vei-Banshee and 3 Tribal Warriors. All come with round 30mm bases. The figures are about 37mm tall. The quality of the casts is good. The mould lines are visible, but easy to remove. There are many tiny parts, as you can see on the pictures:

Chest of Colours takes a look at the Cartomancer mini from Anakron Miniatures and gives you their thoughts on the subject in this review.


From the article:

I got his one since I am a great fan of Confrontation game and especially Cadwallon. Before going bankrupt, Rackahm didn’t manage to sculpt all the miniatures for created characters. I am planning use this one for the Guild of Cartomancers, as a Cartomancer Mage.

Although the miniature is in Rackham style and suits perfectly Cadallon’s world – the concept is original and was done by Nico Kopf.

Chest of Colors takes a look inside the Battle for Alabaster box for Sedition Wars and gives us a review.

From the website:

Sedition Wars: Battle for Alabaster is the latest game from the legendary Mike McVey. Hellspawn documented unboxing the game and wrote a review for us all to read and see what good the game really is.

Chest of Colors posted up a review of the Hangar 18 photo backgrounds that we posted up the news story for the other day.

From the review:

Many of you surely wondered what kind of photographic backdrops we’ve been using recently. Searching the internet might have provided you the answer already, but now we’ve got more than that. This Hangar 18 Miniatures photo backgrounds review sheds some more light on this subject, so in case you are wondering if these backgrounds would be of any use to you – read on.

Chest of Colors put up a review they did of a pair of Infamy Miniatures: Sherlock Holmes & Henrietta Jekyll.

From the review:

Infamy Miniatures is a relatively new manufacturer of steampunk miniatures in 32mm scale. We had a chance to review their two models: Sherlock Holmes and Henrietta Jekyll. Read on to learn more about them:

Chest of Colors posted up their "most interesting releases of summer" list on their website.

So many interesting miniatures were released this summer that reviewing, selecting and describing them took more time than previously. But if you want to see which miniatures were caught under our reviewers' spotlights - check the article.

Chest of Colors put up a review of the Alice model made by Nocturna Models.

From the review:

I‘m a great fan of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll so it was a great joy for me to see the preview of Nocturna Models‘ Alice a few months ago.

Today I received mine after a long period of waiting for it to be available, due to their page being redone.

Chest of Colors is holding their first painting contest in a looooong time and they want you to get in on the action.

From the announcement:

We’re happy to announce a painting contest after a very long break. And when I say “very long”, I really mean it. The last contest we had here was in 2005, but if this one turns out to be popular – we’ll surely arrange more contests for you.

Chest of Colors put up a review of Lord Baron Mantes from Smart Max over on their website. What did they think of it? I'm not going to ruin the ending.

From the review:

Slawol had a chance to paint a popular Smart Max miniature: Lord Baron Mantes, and examined the miniature in detail to share his review of this model with you. Read on to see what his opinion about this model was.

Chest of Colors did a review of two models from Spellcrow: Halloween Mage and Mrokin. See what they think about 'em.

From the review:

Spellcrow is the company behind the Umbra Turris game. Slawol had bought some of their minis the last year at the Mad Days event and recently found them in his boxes, which allowed him to review these two: Mrokin and Helloween Mage.

Chest of Colors has a review up of some of their most interesting picks for releases from May. Check out what they thought of the month that was.

May brought us so many interesting new releases in the miniature painting hobby, that Hellspawn and needed a whole month to get through them and choose their favorites. Check their list out and feel free to discuss it.

Chest of Colors gives us a review of their best and worst models for the month of March and April in their latest article. and Hellspawn discuss their choices of most interesting, best, worst, sexiest, most useful, etc. releases of March and April - mostly from miniature painter's perspective but also including some gaming elements in their compilation.

Chest of Colors reviews a rack of colors... well, the HobbyZone paint station anyway. Seems appropriate.

From the review:

HobbyZone is a new company producing accessories for miniature painting and modeling. Ana prepared a review of HobbyZone paint station and paint stands written from professional miniature painter's point of view.

Chest of Colors reviews some of Titan Forge's miniatures over on their website. It's pretty thorough, so go check it out.

Titan Forge is a fairly new company based in Poland.We have recently received some of their miniatures, which allowed us to prepare this Titan Forge review.

Titan Forge’s target group are without any doubts GW gamers, playing both WFB and 40K. Their products (miniatures, bits and bases) are clearly sculpted to supplement your GW army. Is it good or bad?

Chest of Colors has a review up on their website on the new Forge World Chaos Decimator. Be an informed consumer!

Ariakas couldn't resist buying the Forge World Chaos Decimator model! Review was a natural consequence of this purchase. To learn about the new kind of resin, casting quality and miniature painting fan's opinion - read on...

Chest of Colors does an unboxing and review of one of the plastic kits Privateer Press is making nowadays, the Circle Orboros Warpwolf heavy warbeast kit.

From the review:

A while ago Privateer Press announced that they would introduce plastic figures into their miniature range to counter the ever-increasing price of metal. Nowadays Privateer Press has a nice selection of plastic figs and as one of those figs is the new Hordes plastic Warpwolf – review was in order.

Chest of Colors unboxes and reviews the 25th anniversary model put out by Games Workshop for Warhammer 40k.

From the review:

25th Anniversary of Warhammer 40.000 was commemorated with release of a limited edition Space Marine Captain inspired by the cover of Rogue Trader. Does it set a new standard for Citadel Finecast miniatures or is it just an incidental change in quality? A?a and Benathai unbox the model...

Chest of Colors lets you know how they feel about the Winsor and Newton series brushes vs. others out there.

But don't just listen to me.

Winsor & Newton series 7 brushes are often considered the best brushes for miniature painting. Do they live up to their reputation? Check this Winsor & Newton series 7 and Rosemary & Co. brushes review to see how they compare to Rosemary brushes.

Chest of Colors posts a review of the miniature, Jebzakkah B’Ork:

From their post:

This model’s full name is Jebzakkah B’Ork – Bayourk Chieftain, and it’s one of the bulkier sculpts in the current Orc line. For a fair 10 GBP you get this one-piece resin cast.
Chest of Colors posts a review of review of Romeo Models Jean Bart:

From their website:

Romeo Models offer a good alternative to Pegaso or Andrea miniatures. Czlowiek.morze posted a Jean Bart review to let us see if the quality of this expensive miniature from Romeo Models justifies its price for us, miniature painting fans.
Chest of Colors Posts a Review of ForgeCraft Games Bases:

From their announcement:

One of our regulars, Hellspawn, posted a review of "Fire and Brimstone" line of bases from ForgeCraft Games. Read on to find out more about them.
Chest of Colors Posts a Hobby Article:

From their announcement:

When you're done with painting miniatures and basing them, you could consider making a movement tray for them. Rzymek, who has painted many armies and units, explains how to make movement trays for your units.
Chest of Colors Posts an Article of 25 Worst Miniatures Ever Made:

From their announcement:

People often discuss which miniatures they like the most, which releases were the coolest, and what they would like to paint. Now we had a totally different idea!

Throughout the years many ugly miniatures have been made. Not only ugly, but also badly sculpted, or based on bad or ridiculous concepts. It’s time to find them, collect them and to find the worst one of all!

Editor Note: First we would like to apologize for the distress this article may have caused anyone. The uniqueness of the article is what intrigued us to post it, not so much as a slam-fest to bash Company X or demean the abilities of hard working artists, but to take a trip down memory lane of some of the more "less appealing" miniatures we have had the pleasure or displeasure of buying. For what's it worth we don't agree that a work of art is "bad", people have put hard work into these and they deserve credit for their abilities. But there is poor execution in making said works of art sometimes. At any rate "Mea Culpa" and you will not see the likes of an article like this again.

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Chest Of Colors has posted up a new tutorial.

From their announcement:

So you think you've seen it all? Tried it all? Done it all?
And I only mean painting miniatures...

If you think there are no techniques you haven't tried yet, you should check this article:

Our forum member Kathryn explains how to paint miniatures with dry pigments. This technique may be nothing new to some of you, but I bet many of you haven't tried it yet. And is there any good reason not to try it?