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Dusting Off Some Old Minis

When dust strikes, how to carefully remove it. [4 Jul 2024]


The pros and cons of plastic in palette knifes. [2 Jul 2024]
Those containers I told you about? They changed! [1 Jul 2024]
What can you do with a cheap bag of plastic flies? [21 Jun 2024]
Using self-adhesive labels to identify your minis. [15 Jun 2024]
Stop losing those itty bitty pieces! [14 Jun 2024]
Blocking line-of-sight and channeling movement through elevating a plant. [24 Nov 2023]
Can a silicone fidget be your next paint palette? [19 Nov 2023]
Can you convert a plastic plant to make it more alien? [18 Nov 2023]
Need some trees for your wintery tabletop? [8 Sep 2023]
What happens when AI generates Women Warriors? [22 Apr 2023]
Can artificial intelligence create useful maps for wargamers? [19 Apr 2023]
What can AI do to your wargaming photos? [18 Apr 2023]
Using artificial intelligence to generate concept art for future fantasy and sci-fi miniatures. [28 Mar 2023]
Generating portraits using Deep Dream Generator. [28 Mar 2023]
If the AI doesn't know the Vietnam War, does it know Star Trek? [25 Feb 2023]
Scratch-builders often need basic wood shapes. Here is what is available inexpensively at the dollar store. [21 Feb 2023]
We tried getting an AI to 'paint' a mini – but can it convert a person into a mini? [20 Feb 2023]
Could artificial intelligence take a photo of an unpainted figure and produce a 'painted' result? [10 Feb 2023]
Not just improving a photo, but transforming it using artificial intelligence. [9 Feb 2023]
Using artificial intelligence on a portrait photo. [8 Feb 2023]
Exploring picture generation using artificial intelligence. [7 Feb 2023]
Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian upgrades his Heavy Gear force with a second squad from the new boxed set. [15 Oct 2021]
Need custom bases? [30 Aug 2021]
Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian experiments at 11x. [19 Aug 2021]
Big vegetation at a small price! [18 Aug 2021]
Sci-fi terrain doesn't have to be expensive. [16 Aug 2021]
Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian discovers a better way to fill in hollow plastic bases. [9 Jan 2021]
Having more fun at the dollar store, in the spirit of classic TV sci-fi! [24 Oct 2020]
Christmas at the dollar stores is the cheap hobbyist's delight… [24 Oct 2020]
Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian photographs the same figure, with different cameras and equipment. [19 Aug 2020]
Can Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian solve the rotation problem with magnetic flight stands? [31 Jul 2020]
Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian tries a stucco repair product to contour his bases. [29 Jul 2020]
Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian finishes the Yellow Team. [1 Jul 2020]
What's this FlexSteel we're always talking about? [19 Jun 2020]
Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian makes a simple conversion to a toy car. [28 May 2020]
Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian paints his first three ships from the starter set. [27 May 2020]
Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian has a tip to help with your paint storage (and recognition). [22 Apr 2020]
Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian paints another Grey Knights squad. [11 Apr 2020]
Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian discovers that painters aren't mind-readers. [18 Dec 2019]
Cracked windshield? No problem – just armor it! [29 Nov 2019]
Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian receives a gift from his wife… [19 Sep 2019]
Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian makes corrections when some models don't turn out the way he expected! [9 Aug 2019]
Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian adds a new vehicle to his Army racing team. [18 Jun 2019]
Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian uses bits from Stan Johansen Miniatures to upgrade a toy car for post-apocalyptic battle arenas. [7 Jun 2019]
Sometimes, you have to take it apart, so you can put it back together again. [6 Jun 2019]
Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian explores 'fencing' loose dungeon tiles with clippable tiles. [9 Oct 2017]
Need a canyon, fast? [2 Oct 2017]
Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian paints his dungeon doors. [25 Sep 2017]
Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian wonders if he can resize 3Dprinted dungeon tiles to match his other dungeon tiles… [18 Sep 2017]
Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian "goes large." [11 Sep 2017]
Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian makes dungeon tiles with his 3Dprinter. [4 Sep 2017]
Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian describes how he paints his dungeon tiles. [28 Aug 2017]
Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian experiments with using recessed bases for figures with cast-on bases. [4 Aug 2017]
Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian removes minor (but annoying) flaws from dungeon tiles. [28 Jun 2017]
Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian wonders if he can use his 3Dprinter to make markers. [16 Jun 2017]
Playing with rivers on a 3Dprinter. [12 Mar 2017]
Dervel Fezian tackles a Thistle and Rose vignette. [22 Sep 2016]
Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian experiments with 3Dprinting tiles. [17 Aug 2016]
Painting Puppetswar's Stalingrad fountain. [9 Aug 2016]
Useful 3D models for concrete barriers. [27 Jul 2016]
Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian wonders why create different 3D models, if you can create one that can be customized? [20 Jul 2016]
Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian attempts to 3Dprint some bases. [8 Jul 2016]
Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian attempts to 3Dprint and paint some 28mm fantasy figures. [27 Jun 2016]
Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian takes another stab at building a more perfect flight stand. [13 Jun 2016]
Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian finds a 3D model on the internet, and tries to turn it into a wargaming model. [30 May 2016]
Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian weighs the pros and cons of using a power drill on the minis workbench. [24 Jan 2016]
Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian learns to drill with a screwdriver. [17 Jan 2016]
Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian experiments with Finger Drills. [10 Jan 2016]
Cathy Hamaker of White Ape Painting shows how to work with a multi-part model. [17 Jul 2015]
Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian shows one way to base 15mm figures on a stand. [6 Jul 2015]
dampfpanzerwagon Fezian paints a Napoleonic caricature. [25 Jun 2015]
Trying out the silver Sharpie... [14 Jun 2015]
OldGrenadier Fezian shows us his skelly skillz. [8 Jun 2015]
Patrice Vittesse Fezian paints a machinegun emplacement, and realizes he needs more... [1 Jun 2015]
Warcolours Painting Studio Fezian of Warcolours returns to North Africa to paint a British Motor Company. [25 May 2015]
Laconia Hobbies shows us how it is done. [1 Oct 2014]
Warcolours Miniature Painting Studio takes on the Possessed Mummies! [17 Sep 2014]
Gabriel Landowski Fezian shows how to build a structure from common materials. [10 Sep 2014]
Dervel Fezian returns from Mexico with a new vision for making palm trees from scratch. [26 Jun 2012]
A pictorial guide to assembling and painting Elmore's Giant. [9 Jun 2012]
Warcolours Painting Studio Fezian of Warcolours shows he can do more than just Brits in the desert... [31 May 2012]
Volunteer Fezian shares his techniques for painting, rigging and basing Age of Sail warships. [11 May 2012]
One way to avoid the 'pitcher's mound' effect. [23 Feb 2012]
Warcolours Painting Studio Fezian paints "the best plastic sculpts I have seen so far..." [13 Feb 2012]
Returning after a long absence, Dread Pirate Garness Fezian has a rendezvous with a tall, slender female... [8 Jan 2012]
The modeler himself shows how he paints Guilford Courthouse in 40mm scale. [1 Dec 2010]
Turning a drawing into a three-dimensional glpyh. [23 Nov 2010]
A professional painter provides a tip or two on painting skeletons. [17 Nov 2010]
Painting a wargaming army is a completely different beast from painting a single miniature for display. [2 Nov 2010]
Tackling a big fantasy project without using expensive model paints. [28 Oct 2010]
Wyatt the Odd Fezian paints some fast cats. [15 Oct 2010]
Painting a droid from the Fearless boxed set. [29 Sep 2010]
A guide to how Stronty Girl Fezian paints piebald and skewbald horses. [24 Sep 2010]
Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian tries to rebase some Dwarves without breaking them off at the ankles. [21 Sep 2010]
Beowulf Fezian has been itching for a small Soviet project! [16 Sep 2010]
Does anyone else have trouble with the color green on microscale vehicles? [13 Sep 2010]
Which color of undercoat works best? [25 May 2010]
Roderick Robertson Fezian paints four barbarians from Bronze Age Miniatures. [20 May 2010]
When evolved Newts happen upon a WWII comic... [17 May 2010]
Don't let the horses daunt you! [12 May 2010]
The archetypal demon is brought to life! [29 Apr 2010]
A simple way to make scenic bases. [14 Apr 2010]
A photo-only tutorial on Fearless's Jack Led. [2 Apr 2010]
dampfpanzerwagon Fezian finishes his 40mm Norse Gods project. [11 Mar 2010]
Hate having to scratchbuild your own masts? Not any more... [28 Oct 2009]
Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian tries out Gale Force Nine's magnetic cavalry bases. [23 Oct 2009]
Making terrain can be quick and inexpensive. [20 Oct 2009]
MrWhite presents his Intimidation Doubled entry. [19 Oct 2009]
dampfpanzerwagon Fezian makes an addition to his Flash Gordon collection. [15 Oct 2009]
Stronty Girl Fezian has chosen to submit her Intimidation Doubled contest entry in the form of a Workbench article. [9 Oct 2009]
The G Dog Fezian couldn't say 'no' to this opportunity! [30 Jul 2009]
Our first Flintloque article. [22 Jul 2009]
Here's Suzi - before and after... [17 Jul 2009]
Looking for a portable and easy way to get figures done, when away from your main paint station? [14 Jul 2009]
The painting of the Aeronef Moni. [9 Jul 2009]
Painting a female were-fox, before and after... [26 Jun 2009]
Now that the 20mm Finns are painted, how to base them? [23 Jun 2009]
Sam shows how to paint a vehicle, starting with silver and gold. [15 Jun 2009]
dampfpanzerwagon Fezian scratchbuilds another Victorian flying machine. [2 Jun 2009]
Artmaster Studio shows how to paint Finnish soldiers in 20mm. [27 May 2009]
You were wondering "How does he do those patterns?" [21 May 2009]
"Funny lookin' fellas" is what Adam calls these invaders from outer space. [21 Apr 2009]
Experimenting with an idea for storing 15mm figures and vehicles... [17 Apr 2009]
wodger Fezian begins his series on how to paint a 15mm DBA army well, in a reasonable time frame. [30 Mar 2009]
You don't have to be gifted with a brush, or spend countless hours on the table, to get nice-looking figures. [23 Mar 2009]
Look what's caught miscmini Fezian's eye! [19 Mar 2009]
Minidragon Fezian been building and painting his own army for Flames of War for a while now. [16 Mar 2009]
When Patrice Vittesse Fezian first saw these figures, he was dreading painting them... [12 Mar 2009]
miscmini Fezian assembles and paints Gaso.line's 1/48 scale Mk.II Flammpanzer. [9 Mar 2009]
With clean lines and not a lot of clutter, Minidragon Fezian says these figures are a painter's dream! [5 Mar 2009]
The campaign in North Africa is one of combatpainter Fezian's favorite historical WWII theaters to game and model. [2 Mar 2009]
RobH was delighted to get the opportunity to paint these figures. [26 Feb 2009]
Monkey Hanger Fezian takes the plunge. [23 Feb 2009]
Adam8472 Fezian takes inspiration from Doctor Who. [19 Feb 2009]
Warcolours Painting Studio Fezian does his research, selects his colors, and goes forth! [16 Feb 2009]
Wyatt the Odd Fezian makes a unique gift. [12 Feb 2009]
A guide to how Stronty Girl Fezian paints grey horses - specifically, dapple greys. [9 Feb 2009]
Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian enjoys painting Demonworld figures. [5 Feb 2009]
Dig those Chainmail minis out from the closet! [2 Feb 2009]
Phil Hendry Fezian sets the record straight. [29 Jan 2009]
Painting some "fantastic" Werewolves from Bronze Age Miniatures. [22 Jan 2009]
alizardincrimson2 Fezian plunges back into the underdark. [12 Jan 2009]
miscmini Fezian likes the look of the Soviet KV-1 tank, and plunges into a project to paint three of them - plus a spare KV-2 turret! [8 Jan 2009]
Painting the same figure in two contrasting styles. [5 Jan 2009]
Warcolours Painting Studio Fezian takes on quite a substantial project. [1 Jan 2009]
Monkey Hanger Fezian's motivation to paint Napoleonic ships returns! [28 Dec 2008]
If you were a Drow barwench and had to dress like that, wouldn't you be irritated?! [24 Dec 2008]
Warcolours Painting Studio Fezian paints "four characterful figures that seem to come directly from a vintage vampire movie..." [23 Oct 2008]
Going to town with Games Workshop's new Citadel washes. [20 Oct 2008]
How do you clean dried ink from your palette? [16 Oct 2008]
With the release of the Check Your 6! rules, Monkey Hanger Fezian finds his interest in WWII air-combat gaming has rekindled. [13 Oct 2008]
Personal logo Dentatus Sponsoring Member of TMP Fezian thinks Mark's work is among the best available for all-around gaming and painting. [9 Oct 2008]
After many years of resisting the urge to start a Napoleonic collection, Monkey Hanger Fezian takes the plunge! [6 Oct 2008]
Patrice Vittesse Fezian is excited to paint something new. [2 Oct 2008]
miscmini Fezian returns, and this time takes to the ocean... [29 Sep 2008]
Mardaddy has an adventure with two Victorian science-fiction vessels. [24 Sep 2008]
How to use my 15mm figures for one ruleset without gluing them down to a set base size? [19 Sep 2008]
Pat Ripley Fezian is after something that has presence, that actually looks like a small stand of tropical bushes, and is cheap, tough and portable. [17 Sep 2008]
Cold Steel gives us advice, and we test it. [10 Sep 2008]
Demon-Brushwurkz paints a half dozen of Peter Pig's 15mm scale Eagle Riders. [9 Sep 2008]
miscmini Fezian builds, paints, and decals Reviresco's 1/144 scale Dewoitine D.510. [3 Sep 2008]
Personal logo Virtualscratchbuilder Supporting Member of TMP Fezian builds a cutter and a corsair, both in 1/1200 scale. [1 Sep 2008]
What alizardincrimson2 Fezian wants, alizardincrimson2 Fezian gets... [28 Aug 2008]
What flight stand for our Hurricanes? [27 Aug 2008]
miscmini Fezian completes his work by applying decals, doing a bit of weathering, and coating the minis with a matte-finish. [26 Aug 2008]
Continuing our 'animals' theme, Stronty Girl Fezian tackles a pair of lionesses. [20 Aug 2008]
When captain arjun Fezian couldn't find a suitable 15mm war mammoth, he decided it was time for a conversion. [18 Aug 2008]
Minidragon Fezian finishes his Temple project by painting the kit he previously assembled. [14 Aug 2008]
If you want to magnetically store your 15mm vehicles, then you'd better add some steel! [12 Aug 2008]
One way to base Modern Pulp figures for a wide variety of environments. [11 Aug 2008]
Tony shows how he puts together and paints a Flash Gordon-inspired sci-fi pulp robot. [7 Aug 2008]
Mini-Dragon tackles hundreds of pre-cast pieces to build the Temple Entrance. [31 Jul 2008]
Brandon Palmer of Grey Matter Musings Studios paints the G-1000 Guardian from Excalibur. [24 Jul 2008]
miscmini Fezian assembles and paints two varieties of Hurricanes from Game Figures, Inc.. [23 Jul 2008]
IGWARG Fezian goes the authentic route as he paints Grim Reaper's Dragon Turtle. [22 Jul 2008]
PigmentedMiniatures Fezian teaches his painting techniques as he painted Tom Meier's mummy diorama. [21 Jul 2008]
Beowulf Fezian shows an easy and quick technique for British tanks in North Africa. [17 Jul 2008]
My Ogres - or Big Orcs, if you prefer - finally get their movement tray. [16 Jul 2008]
alizardincrimson2 Fezian tells the story of a dragon. [15 Jul 2008]
15mm ghosts - a quick-and-easy project? [14 Jul 2008]
Warcolours Painting Studio Fezian says he's pretty happy with these babes... [11 Jul 2008]
The Editor returns to paper modeling after a long absence. [2 Jul 2008]
Adam practices his white techniques on some Thugs. [11 Jun 2008]
Holy Roman Emperor Joseph III Fezian shows us that you don't need money to have great bases. [23 May 2008]
People have been asking Minidragon Fezian for a while now if he would be willing to put together a tutorial to explain and show how he paint his spaceships. [18 Mar 2008]
Master Fighter combines a diecast T34/76 with pre-painted tank riders and accessories. [14 Mar 2008]
Personal logo Dentatus Sponsoring Member of TMP Fezian tackles two subjects from his favorite sculptor. [13 Mar 2008]
I supplied Stronty Girl Fezian with some 'babes', and she did the rest... [12 Mar 2008]
Chocolate Fezian finds his bluff is called! [5 Mar 2008]
DemosLaserCutDesigns Fezian "expands his knowledge" by venturing onto the high frontier. [19 Feb 2008]
Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian sets a benchmark (of sorts) in painting animals. [18 Feb 2008]
dampfpanzerwagon Fezian makes models of models of models... [14 Feb 2008]
DemosLaserCutDesigns Fezian takes inspiration from Masters of the Universe when painting these mutant cats. [13 Feb 2008]
Basing an inexpensive tree with a toy wheel and some clay. [11 Feb 2008]
fernandopainting Sponsoring Member of TMP Fezian shows us how they do things down in Sri Lanka... [8 Feb 2008]
Warcolours Painting Studio Fezian tackles a Daemonic Centaur from the Chronopia miniatures line. [6 Feb 2008]
Monkeylover Fezian covers the basics for this WWII theater of war. [5 Feb 2008]
Something new in the world of flock? [4 Feb 2008]
Personal logo Dances With Words Supporting Member of TMP Fezian experiments with better tentacle material... [1 Feb 2008]
Personal logo Dances With Words Supporting Member of TMP Fezian demonstrates how anyone can get in on sculpting for fun... [30 Jan 2008]
PhilGreg Painters comes to the rescue, picking up an assignment that another painter dropped... [29 Jan 2008]
The goal is to build a series of gameboards covering Longstreet's Assault on the 2nd day of Gettysburg. [28 Jan 2008]
Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian takes Cold Steel's advice. [21 Jan 2008]
How Blind Old Hag Fezian makes flight stands for 1/300 scale aircraft. [17 Jan 2008]
Jay Wirth Fezian shows how using inks makes it easier to paint a 15mm scale army. [16 Jan 2008]
The G Dog Fezian needs big honking trees - large enough to stop the Bugs! [15 Jan 2008]
finbob Fezian tackles the greatest of pumpkin monsters! [28 Dec 2007]
Magically animated pumpkins - but are they necessarily evil? [26 Dec 2007]
alizardincrimson2 Fezian finds out what happens when Elves go bad... [25 Dec 2007]
These are not the seasonal figures that you might give your mother to put on the shelf! [25 Dec 2007]
Will "embedding" improve the treebases? [24 Dec 2007]
The G Dog Fezian replicates a mortar schooner at Fort Jackson during the New Orleans campaign. [21 Dec 2007]
RobH demonstrates an easy technique, using washes. [20 Dec 2007]
Is DAS Clay sturdy enough to mold tree bases from? [18 Dec 2007]
Beowulf Fezian proves that you don't need to be a master painter or invest hundreds of hours working to get good results. [13 Dec 2007]
Two of Hasslefree's Adventurers venture to Serbia... [12 Dec 2007]
miscmini Fezian's preferred method for stripping paint from resin and plastic models. [11 Dec 2007]
Can a plastic flower become a wargaming shrub? Or maybe a small tree? [10 Dec 2007]
It's back to pirates for Adam8472 Fezian! [28 Nov 2007]
DJD Miniatures runs amok with a diorama of cavemen and the giant prehistoric armadillo! [27 Nov 2007]
Hundvig Fezian is not a real big fan of pre-painted minis, and he positively despises randomly-packed "collectable" ones - so why is he writing this article? [7 Nov 2007]
Chogokin Fezian encounters the Walking Dead. [6 Nov 2007]
Personal logo Dentatus Sponsoring Member of TMP Fezian paints a couple of mean-looking mutant-type villains from the far future. [4 Nov 2007]
alizardincrimson2 Fezian sails to the Skeleton Seas, and finds inspiration as she goes. [31 Oct 2007]
DemosLaserCutDesigns Fezian says these Possessed Zombies would lend themselves well to a zombie game based on the world of the Evil Dead movies. [30 Oct 2007]
fieldarchy Fezian shows the difference between a "quickie" paint job and more advanced work. [24 Oct 2007]
Adam8472 Fezian says "goody!" to three ghouls. [23 Oct 2007]
fieldarchy Fezian goes for the sickly and unhealthy look... [18 Oct 2007]
Dr Mathias Fezian finds that a giant grave worm is "right up his alley." [16 Oct 2007]
DemosLaserCutDesigns Fezian gets to paint out-of-production figures he never thought he'd see again. [15 Oct 2007]
alizardincrimson2 Fezian takes Hasslefree's Libby in a whole new direction... [11 Oct 2007]
Warcolours Miniature Painting Studio paints the Fiat Torpedoe Militaire, an Italian utility vehicle during WWII. [24 Sep 2007]
Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian paints a Herdstone. [3 Sep 2007]
Can the techniques used for painting giant sci-fi robots be applied to 15mm scale Russian tanks? [28 Aug 2007]
Though Crunch-Waffle says they are supposed to be brown, fieldarchy Fezian enjoys painting Waggas in a variety of colors... [27 Aug 2007]
The Army for Bill was a collective project in which TMP'ers came together to jointly paint an Ancients army for yours truly. [24 Aug 2007]
Can one army be painted by two painting services - one domestic, and one overseas? [23 Aug 2007]
When you have several hundred Marines that need painting, who do you call? [22 Aug 2007]
We may be sending these WWII Russian figures off to Vancouver for painting, but they'll eventually reach Thailand - because that's where DJD Miniatures conducts operations... [21 Aug 2007]
Personal logo Virtualscratchbuilder Supporting Member of TMP Fezian is a big fan of the Age of Sail, and these ships really speak to him - he loves transitional eras, and the Anglo-Dutch Wars was one of those. [20 Aug 2007]
Can any of these products cure the dreaded "wedding cake" effect? [16 Aug 2007]
Adam uses stark highlighting for a 'cartoony' style with these DemonBlade figures. [14 Aug 2007]
Personal logo McKinstry Supporting Member of TMP Fezian is a naval wargamer who likes the smaller scales, so who better to show us how to paint small-scale ironclads? [13 Aug 2007]
Ana from Chest of Colors undertakes a daunting subject: Ghorgor-Bey [9 Aug 2007]
Personal logo Virtualscratchbuilder Supporting Member of TMP Fezian proves himself a fan of splintered oars, crashing beakheads, and drummers yelling "come'mon, you scurves! The Captain wants to go water skiing, so pull harder!" [6 Aug 2007]
alizardincrimson2 Fezian steps into the arena with two gladiators from Bronze Age Miniatures... [1 Aug 2007]
The Editor experiments with two of the flocking gel products from Renaissance Ink. [30 Jul 2007]
Chocolate Fezian answers the call and paints TMP's final unit of Simian Legionaires... [24 Jul 2007]
The Editor dabbles with online printing. [5 Jul 2007]
Personal logo Virtualscratchbuilder Supporting Member of TMP Fezian builds Merrimack/Old Glory Shipyard's 1/600 scale USS Amphitrite. [2 Jul 2007]
Using pink stuff for basework. [28 Jun 2007]
Somehow, miscmini Fezian finds himself in the Workbench with several 15mm scale Russian WWII fighters... [26 Jun 2007]
Damaged in an ocean crossing, Bay Area Yard's 1:600 scale U.S.S. Marmora finally appears in Workbench. [25 Jun 2007]
NBFGH with Attitude Fezian explores the versatility of Pig Iron's infantry. [19 Jun 2007]
Adam gets to paint a cool figure, and then paint his dead counterpart. [13 Jun 2007]
Jay at Blue Table Painting comes to the rescue, and paints a dozen javelin-wielding apes from Hundred Kingdoms. [12 Jun 2007]
Persevering over Death Itself, Dread Pirate Garness Fezian brings us his latest painting odyssey... [11 Jun 2007]
fieldarchy Fezian paints Eureka's anime heroines. [30 May 2007]
Iron Dream Tournament V needed something that looked infernal, science-fictionesque, original, and big... [15 May 2007]
alizardincrimson2 Fezian paints up our first Hordes starter set. [14 May 2007]
Paul Baker of Brush Strokes tackles three female adventurers from Hasslefree. [9 May 2007]
fieldarchy Fezian of Meg's Miniatures seeks a compromise between natural tones and bright colors, as she paints up Shadowforge's Tribal Command. [3 May 2007]
These models gave Adam the perfect opportunity to experiment with Citadel's new Foundation paints. [2 May 2007]
Pete is back - this time, with early-war WWII Germans LMG teams. [1 May 2007]
combatpainter Fezian explains a simple, quick, and effective way to base troops for Flames of War. [30 Apr 2007]
After a five-year hiatus, Germy Bugger Fezian shows us he can still run a production line... [27 Apr 2007]
combatpainter Fezian has been watching some documentaries lately set in the Western Desert, and was inspired to create this... [30 Mar 2007]
Assassin's Sir Plate provides an excellent opportunity to look at the subject of painting with metallics. [27 Mar 2007]
IGWARG Fezian paints Mongoose's Barbarian Army Set - a complete Mighty Armies boxed army. [26 Mar 2007]
When you feel like smashing robots, where can you find enough of them? [6 Mar 2007]
David Conyers of Aire Brush Painting Service tells how he builds and paints 1/1200 scale ACW ship. [5 Mar 2007]
Zen Ghost Fezian makes use of mirrored surfaces in painting this Tiko Destroyer from Ninja Magic. [2 Mar 2007]
While painting Minifigs' N-scale WWII Russians, Rodrick Campbell Fezian of Highlander Studios introduces us to his method for smaller scale figures. [1 Mar 2007]
When combatpainter Fezian criticized a recent Workbench entry, I challenged him to show that he could do better... grin [28 Feb 2007]
Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian says, "I can do better than that!" Let's see how he does with these 15mm Blemmyes from East Riding Miniatures. [27 Feb 2007]
Is Blue Table Painting Service a match for ten giant, four-armed mutants? [26 Feb 2007]
When Ran The Cid says "SketchUp," the Editor listens... [23 Feb 2007]
Blue Table paints up three packs of Obelisk Miniatures' GangStars. [22 Feb 2007]
Our first video workbench! [20 Feb 2007]
The Spacefarers are covered with some kind of lead disease! [19 Feb 2007]
The Editor tries a simpler solution for grav vehicle basing. [12 Feb 2007]
Having scratchbuilt a flying monitor, dampfpanzerwagon Fezian now paints and bases the model. [7 Feb 2007]
Building a flying two-turret monitor from scratch, inspired by Space: 1889. [6 Feb 2007]
Lonewolf dcc Fezian paints another of Hasslefree's adventurers. [5 Feb 2007]
fieldarchy Fezian follows her inspiration... [1 Feb 2007]
Patrice Vittesse Fezian of Pete Scholey's Painting Service tackles the smallest 15mm figures he's ever painted... [31 Jan 2007]
Adam loves Scorched Brown... [29 Jan 2007]
Mal Wright Fezian experiments to find a better way to mount aircraft for wargaming. [22 Jan 2007]
R Strickland Fezian goes to new lengths to appropriately base the Wood Elf Champion. [29 Dec 2006]
Lonewolf dcc Fezian paints his favorite from Hasslefree's Zombie Hunter range. [21 Dec 2006]
Adam of Pro Painted Miniatures takes on a diorama set - duelling wizards! [20 Dec 2006]
fieldarchy Fezian of Meg's Miniatures paints three pirates from Bronze Age Miniatures. [19 Dec 2006]
Entry #4 in Scale Creep's Scavengers Design Contest - as plastic forks become the means of death in fantasy skies... [5 Dec 2006]
Entry #3 in Scale Creep's Scavengers Design Contest - as a father-and-son team venture into a land of Dragons and Mutants... [4 Dec 2006]
Entry #2 in Scale Creep's Scavengers Design Contest - big game hunting in a heavily populated asteroid belt. [1 Dec 2006]
Entry #1 in Scale Creep's Scavengers Design Contest - a complete 18th Century Fantasy game you can play on your refrigerator. [30 Nov 2006]
Painting the mounted figure, to match the figure on foot! [22 Nov 2006]
In this ambitious article, R Strickland paints the Wood Elf Champion, then the mounted version of the same figure, and lastly, makes a scenic display for them both! [11 Oct 2006]
Jake Staines of Eviscerate tackles a squad pack for Heavy Gear. [8 Sep 2006]
Steve Skutell of Hoard Painting Service paints the orcs from the Nin Gonost dungeon game. [7 Sep 2006]
Dave Bennett of Lone Star Historical Miniatures paints up some WWII Soviet armored cars for TMP - and demonstrated how to use chalk for weathering. [6 Sep 2006]
What can you do with those cheap Christmas decorations? Well, the sky isn't the limit... [5 Sep 2006]
The Editor was browsing on eBay one day... [28 Aug 2006]
Minidragon Fezian focuses on "horsey-bits," hair, and bow as he shares how he painted the centaur from Elmore Masterworks Set #1. [24 Aug 2006]
Lonewolf dcc Fezian returns to show us how he painted Hasslefree's Jess zombie-fighter. [23 Aug 2006]
Holger Schmidt Fezian of Fantasy Miniatures jumps at the chance to paint Hasslefree's Powered-armour Libby. [16 Aug 2006]
Mardaddy of Mardaddy Paints experiments with color-shifting paints on a pair of Necron Monoliths. [7 Aug 2006]
Raven Painting tackles the "hero" figures from the Nîn-Gonost boardgame. [26 Jul 2006]
If your tournament is inspired by John Carpenter's Ghosts of Mars, you've got to have a train! [21 Jul 2006]
Meet the Zombie Resistance Family! [20 Jul 2006]
Lonewolf dcc Fezian explains step-by-step how he painted Hasslefree's Maria adventurer. [11 Jul 2006]
The Editor builds his own dungeon. [6 Jun 2006]
Adam's preconceptions come face-to-face with Vendel's Hill Trolls... [9 May 2006]
Sometimes, you've just got to have that special figure... [28 Apr 2006]
Everyone has a pile of shame - miniatures that you were all hot to get, had big plans for, and then never did anything with... [20 Mar 2006]
Ten painters begin - but only one can be the Last Painter Standing! [7 Mar 2006]
combatpainter Fezian shows how to make roads, using the formula of the late Ian Weekley. [25 Feb 2006]
Can NBFGH with Attitude make an army of Rednecks for Iron Dream Tournament 4 from only four poses? [21 Feb 2006]
Learning how to set up a new game system for use with Army Builder, the army design software from Lone Wolf. [20 Feb 2006]
Neil Burt of Troop of Shewe tackles the Soviet T-28 in 28mm scale from Force of Arms. [10 Feb 2006]
Five finalists are in the painting rounds of the Alpha 54mm Painting Contest (sponsored by Alpha Miniatures). Who will prove themselves masters of painting 54mm scale Ancients? [24 Jan 2006]
The Editor learns about downloading, printing, and binding a ruleset. [23 Jan 2006]
Can a wargamer find happiness by taking his treasured (but dusty) unpainted figures and sending them halfway around the world? [12 Jan 2006]
You've got a scenario map, and you need to create some hills. Is there some way to just print out the map in very large scale, so you can trace the outline of the hills you need to build? The Editor finds out... [29 Sep 2005]
John Morris of Mystic Spirals paints these out-of-production fantasy avians for TMP. [15 Jun 2005]
Minidragon takes on one of the Elmore Masterworks figures. [14 Jun 2005]
Scurvy's mission: Convert and paint 8 Reaper Neanderthals into a Cyberpunk/Sci-Fi gang of future 'hop heads,' using common wargaming supplies. [23 May 2005]
The basing technique which was taught to Monkey Hanger Fezian by Mr Rudd. [16 May 2005]
TheMackster Fezian shows his quick-and-dirty way to paint up the Warrior Bugs from Starship Troopers. [7 May 2005]
The Editor puts together some Warrior Bugs from the Starship Troopers boxed set. [21 Apr 2005]
It was finally time to finish that Haunted Unit, the one that hung on the edge of the worktable month after month, but never went to battle! [19 Apr 2005]
What's wrong with Americ-Ann, and can she be saved? [16 Apr 2005]
There is a lot of confusion about just what is lead rot, and what can be done about it. Therefore, we're launching a series of occasional articles to display "problem" miniatures, and ask for your diagnosis... [23 Nov 2004]
While driving across the country, the Editor was fortunate enough to be invited in by Steve Smith - and a wargaming tour was in order! [9 Nov 2004]
It's the first review contest - ten gamers, five teams, four objectives, and your votes will determine which team wins the reviewing prize! [23 Aug 2004]
The Editor uses the Hexon II system to build a science-fiction battlefield. [14 Apr 2004]
The Editor tries a new storage solution for his Ogre models. [9 Apr 2004]
Miniatures of Chesapeake volunteers to paint up a set of 15mm scale German armor (from Battlefront) for our Barbarossa campaign. [11 Jan 2004]
The Editor decides to explore a new army by first trying it in 6mm scale... [14 Nov 2003]
J. Ira Monroe of Bwana Art Studio paints two units of the Simian Javelin Corps. [26 Oct 2003]
Cathy Hamaker of The Painter's Den shows how to paint a Simian Messenger. [22 Oct 2003]
Eleven Finalists have embarked on a grueling 9-month, 9-round contest of their painting skills. After each round, the readers of TMP will vote somebody out of the contest - until there is only one painter remaining! [16 Oct 2003]
Five contestants tackle the ultimate contest of painting technique - identical units of figures, identical painting schemes! Who will be voted as best of the best?! [6 Oct 2003]
The Editor unwinds between "big" projects by painting something fun and easy... [18 Sep 2003]
Lee Olson of Pewter Illusions tackles Caesar Octavian, commander of our Simian Army. [8 Sep 2003]
Thomas Reipe shows how to scratchbuild a master model, create the molds, and cast your own 1/600 scale ship. [4 Sep 2003]
Ramiro Peira of PaintingPRO - the only painting service in South America - paints a Simian Senator for TMP. [30 Aug 2003]
Golden Demon-winning painter Joseph Wiedeman (of Mini-Dragon) assembles and paints the Great Gor, largest model in the Simian Army (Hundred Kingdoms). [24 Aug 2003]
Matt Gubser of Prophet Miniatures paints the Simian Centurion for our Hundred Kingdoms project. [22 Aug 2003]
Dave Woodward of Ever Victorious Miniatures paints Battle Honours' early-war Soviet command set. [20 Aug 2003]
What to do with time on your hands waiting for the convention to start? Alamo36t builds terrain... [11 Aug 2003]
Reader Igwarg won an entire Hobby Products 15mm Demonworld Orc starter army - now he's painting it! [7 Aug 2003]
Robert Brown of Friar Barb Painting Service takes on two entire 6mm armies. [3 Jan 2003]
Reader Kevin Crider shows how to make miniature bricks with inexpensive materials. [15 Dec 2002]
The Editor finds a gaming use for cheap Christmas ornaments... [1 Dec 2002]
To complete the final unit in our Demonworld Dwarf Army, we're sponsoring a painting contest! [30 Sep 2002]
Reader Ken Messenger shows his Victorian British figures from his workbench, and asks for input. [3 Sep 2002]
4 Demons Painting takes on a painting project for TMP, painting up a set of 15mm scale Dwarven Miners from Hobby Products. [19 Aug 2002]
Friar Barb's Painting Monastery - an historical painting service - takes on a set of WWII Russian "character" figures in 28mm scale. [6 Jul 2002]
George Barnard of Warpaint assembles, paints and bases Force of Arms' 45mm Soviet anti-tank gun - the standard AT gun of Soviet forces in the first part of WWII. [6 Jul 2002]
Leland R. Erickson of Miniatures Dressed to Kill takes on Games Workshop's upcoming release: the MkIVb Predator. [1 Jul 2002]
When we wanted something big and powerful for our Demonworld Dwarven Army, Bwana Art Studio volunteered to paint up a Rock Giant. [26 Jun 2002]
Deane P. Goodwin of Goodwin's Painting Services takes on a "wild" set of Dwarves - the Orc Slayers. [19 Jun 2002]
Our Demonworld army needs a leader, so professional artist Gary Leitzell comes on board to paint Argam Rustbeard (commander) and Thorbal (fire priest). [14 Jun 2002]
The Demonworld Dwarf Army Painting Project continues with unit #2 - Dwarf Crossbow Archers, as painted by Old Guard Painters. [12 Jun 2002]
The Editor finds out what it takes to make fantasy campaign maps using Campaign Cartographer 2, a map-making software package. [28 Mar 2002]
Reader Alamo36t tells us how to paint 10mm scale ACW figures quickly and easily. [5 Mar 2002]
The editor sends a demon to a painting service. [20 Dec 2001]
The Editor makes a few mistakes, learns a new basing technique, and ends up with some unusual gaming models. [20 Nov 2001]
Reader James Marshall shows how practical 2mm science fiction wargaming is - low cost and easy to paint up! [12 Nov 2001]

The Editor finally finishes that ironclad project he started back in '98... [28 Jul 2001]

Reader Mike Frang shares a method for keeping the paint jobs on your soft plastic figures. [28 Jul 2001]
The Editor does his best with a 1:2400 scale resin ironclad, and even messes around with some artist gel... [27 Jul 2001]
Ever wanted a gaming tray to organize your armies before a game, or to store the "dead" pile? [26 Jul 2001]

Now that Evil Gong has given us 15mm scale Fishmen, how do we paint them? The Editor takes a stab at a Fishmen Artillery unit. [4 Mar 2001]

What can you do with a $1 vehicle? The Editor steps up to the plate and takes a stab at painting the model we reported on last week. [17 Mar 2000]
A quick-and-easy project - painting up Armorcast's Starter Trench Set. [10 Mar 2000]
The Editor takes on a 1/300 scale grav tank from Scotia. [10 Mar 2000]
The editor amazes himself while painting some 6mm-ish Horde figures for Global Games' Inferno. [10 Mar 2000]
The Editor Undertakes 3D Space Combat. [10 Mar 2000]
The editor messes around with a fast-painting method, on some 1/3000 scale starships from Brigade Models. [10 Mar 2000]
These structures, made of a light but durable urethane foam, have been sent to us by Epicast. [10 Mar 2000]
Tactical Conflict Systems lets the Editor paint rocks! [10 Mar 2000]
Three sizes of battlefield craters from Tactical Conflict Systems [10 Mar 2000]
The Editor takes on Reviresco's microscale Janus VII. [10 Mar 2000]
The Editor paints up some 25mm Plank Earthworks. [9 Mar 2000]
This hut has a removeable roof! From Tactical Conflict Systems. [9 Mar 2000]
Another easy project - a bridge from Tactical Conflict Systems. [9 Mar 2000]
A set of ruined brick walls in "15-20mm" scale from Tactical Conflict Systems. [9 Mar 2000]
Speaking of "amazing," painting up these 25mm terrain pieces from TCS is amazingly easy. [9 Mar 2000]
A two-step painting process that puts stumps on your tabletop. [7 Mar 2000]
The Editor takes household junk and hobby store supplies to create this simple missile site. [7 Mar 2000]
The Editor paints up some 10mm scale Cybrid Vindicator scout hovertanks, from Starsiege: Rebellion. [7 Mar 2000]
Reader Brent R. Anderson reveals his techniques for constructing 15mm scale buildings using Sculpey. [7 Mar 2000]
The editor continues to mess around with rapid-painting techniques, this time on some Silent Death starships. [7 Mar 2000]
Sci-fi war in a larger scale - a look at the 10mm vehicles for Starsiege: Rebellion. (Roughly twice the scale of Battletech, for instance.) [7 Mar 2000]
The Editor "starts out small" with this ship from the Star Blazers! product line. [7 Mar 2000]
The Editor moves up to a medium-sized ship in the Star Blazers! product line - the Gamilon Trideck Carrier. [7 Mar 2000]
The Editor concludes his small Gamilon fleet by building the S-Type Battleship. [6 Mar 2000]