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When evolved Newts happen upon a WWII comic... [16 May 2010]
Now that the 20mm Finns are painted, how to base them? [22 Jun 2009]
Artmaster Studio shows how to paint Finnish soldiers in 20mm. [26 May 2009]
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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]
Warcolours Painting Studio Fezian takes on quite a substantial project. [1 Jan 2009]
Patrice Vittesse Fezian is excited to paint something new. [1 Oct 2008]
Beowulf Fezian shows an easy and quick technique for British tanks in North Africa. [16 Jul 2008]
The Editor returns to paper modeling after a long absence. [1 Jul 2008]
Master Fighter combines a diecast T34/76 with pre-painted tank riders and accessories. [13 Mar 2008]
Monkeylover Fezian covers the basics for this WWII theater of war. [5 Feb 2008]
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]
Warcolours Miniature Painting Studio paints the Fiat Torpedoe Militaire, an Italian utility vehicle during WWII. [23 Sep 2007]
Can the techniques used for painting giant sci-fi robots be applied to 15mm scale Russian tanks? [27 Aug 2007]
When you have several hundred Marines that need painting, who do you call? [21 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... [20 Aug 2007]
Can any of these products cure the dreaded "wedding cake" effect? [15 Aug 2007]
The Editor dabbles with online printing. [4 Jul 2007]
Pete is back - this time, with early-war WWII Germans LMG teams. [30 Apr 2007]
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When combatpainter Fezian criticized a recent Workbench entry, I challenged him to show that he could do better... grin [28 Feb 2007]
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Neil Burt of Troop of Shewe tackles the Soviet T-28 in 28mm scale from Force of Arms. [10 Feb 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... [28 Sep 2005]
Miniatures of Chesapeake volunteers to paint up a set of 15mm scale German armor (from Battlefront) for our Barbarossa campaign. [11 Jan 2004]
Dave Woodward of Ever Victorious Miniatures paints Battle Honours' early-war Soviet command set. [19 Aug 2003]
Friar Barb's Painting Monastery - an historical painting service - takes on a set of WWII Russian "character" figures in 28mm scale. [5 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. [5 Jul 2002]
Three sizes of battlefield craters from Tactical Conflict Systems [10 Mar 2000]
A set of ruined brick walls in "15-20mm" scale from Tactical Conflict Systems. [9 Mar 2000]
Reader Brent R. Anderson reveals his techniques for constructing 15mm scale buildings using Sculpey. [7 Mar 2000]