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Ship of da Month – September 2020

Ship of da Month – September 2020

By Michael Koznarsky I had the pleasure of giving my daughter away at her wedding over the weekend with the added bonus of getting to babysit my grandson while they go on their honeymoon. It does mean that I will be in Indiana for almost the entire month of September so had to think quick […]

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Ship of da Month – August 2020

Ship of da Month – August 2020

Continuing to support the “I need to decrease the number of unpainted ships in my collection” I painted up the CSS Gaines in August. I also continued to support the “I need to get more ships even though I haven’t painted everything in my collection” plan of action by buying more Thoroughbred ships this month, […]

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Ship of da Month – July 2020

Ship of da Month – July 2020

By Michael Koznarsky My friend, Kevin Smyth, has been a big COVID/Post apocalypse painting inspiration. Earlier this year, I participated in Kevin’s 100 figure/month challenge. While, unfortunately, I failed, only getting 60 figures painted, I GOT 60 FIGURES PAINTED! That figure is traditional 3 times what I paint per month, so I was mighty pleased […]

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Figure Conversions

Figure Conversions

I know that I have written this before, but I always seem to find the need to tinker with figures. Sometimes it is because I must have a certain figure that is normally not available, sometimes it is because I need a specific piece for the gaming table and sometimes it is because I am […]

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Brand X Painting Rust

Brand X Painting Rust

There are many ways to paint different effects on line which really are amazing. I would like to show you a very easy way to paint rust that is quick and offers a very realistic look. It looks great everywhere from rusted vehicle parts to tank exhausts to any weathered metal buildings. This involves only […]

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BOKKENRIJDERS

BOKKENRIJDERS

I am really pressed for time at home. Anyone with a full time job and a family with young children understands the time requirements this involves. I am using this excuse to explain how I missed a very cool Wargames Illustrated article (Issue 314, Nov 2013) on Bokkenrijders – for the obscure few of us […]

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PAINTING WAR – Napoleonic French Army (Season 1, Issue 2)

PAINTING WAR – Napoleonic French Army (Season 1, Issue 2)

For those who have read the inaugural issue of Painting War, the likely question being asked is if this issue is merely a repetition of the first. The easy answer is an emphatic NO – if anything this magazine exceeded my expectations and, as good as the first was, the publishers have found a way […]

Blacklining Technique

Blacklining Technique

  Among the many possible painting styles, blacklining is the technique where a thin line of dark paint is run between articles of clothing or gear on a miniature in order to make the detail stand out better. This technique has been discussed in other articles but I want to offer my experience to help […]

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