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Saturday, January 24, 2015

Another Day At The House of Paincakes

Deep in the dank, dripping basement of the House of Paincakes Headquarters, it is very, very dark. No Terran alive could navigate the pitch blackness.
The two key words in that sentence, of course, are 'Terran' and 'alive,' for this is the very same basement that plumbers for hundreds of miles around call 'The Basement of Doom.'
Plumbers go in, but they don't come out- except one. One sole, solitary plumber has returned from the depths of the HoP basement still breathing and mostly intact, reeking of his own waste and...terror. Pure, unadulterated terror. He babbled incessantly about a maniacal blogger holding a strange, ornate box, and claimed to have found the remains of every other plumber that's disappeared in Basement of Doom.
And there have been many...
* Walk it off, bro. You'll be alright...Somebody get this guy some gauze*

Those rooms lie empty now, but a chill sense of something akin to anticipation hangs in the moist air, as if the rooms themselves hungrily await their masters return.
The thick iron chains clink against one another momentarily, disturbed by the pitter-patter passing of...a rodent, perhaps?

No. Not a rodent.
A Hamster.


Friday, January 23, 2015

[Another Year of Frugal Gaming] Bought and Sold and the World Keeps Turning

Apparently, 88% of people who make a New Year's Resolution break it by the end of January. This doesn't come as an enormous surprise to me - if anything, it makes me feel quite chuffed that I generally make it to Easter or thereabouts before I totally lose my conkers and start sticking fivers up my nose and setting them on fire in between gorging myself on Morrison's own-brand dark chocolate.

Nonetheless, I currently feel like the most cunning and wicked wyrm of all, curled up on a moderately-sized hoard. (And incidentally, John Howe's Smaug is the real deal, and not voiced by Benedict 'Overplayed' Thumperhatch either). Let's see how the year's shaken down so far, shall we?


Thursday, January 22, 2015

HOW TO: Mixing Paints

Normally I use a slab of glass as a palette.
For this tutorial, I'm using white paper for a clean background.
There are many colours you can buy as an artist, from multiple manufacturers. A lot of the time they're exactly what we want and we don't have to worry about mixing them together. If you need a new colour, go out and buy it. If you want to Shade, it can be a simple process of tossing a wash on top.

Purchased colours are great for consistency. If you're painting a large army, it's best if you don't have to mix the colour for every model, because it won't be perfect every time. If you do need a mixed paint for a large uniform army, I'd suggest mixing a bunch up in an empty paint pot. (Which you can buy at hobby stores, re-use an old one, or use travel kit bottles from dollar stores.)

When you're doing the actual mixing, there's a couple ways I'll tackle it:


Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Corvus Belli Laughs About Nerfing Your Army

 The original version of this post can be found here:

ABOUT CAMO AND DRAMAS (bought to you by the staff of Corvus Belli and SinSynn)


Monday, January 19, 2015

Monday Madness Again

Hey folks,

we at the House love to see new members wanting to join our ranks! Maybe SinSynn and I get a lil' excited at the idea of new fools victims blogs to check out and hassle. (Shhhh. Don't you judge us!)

The Green Horde  This guy was on our blog rolls before and got lost in the redesign. He wanted to be one of us so much he re-applied! Go give him some love!

The Lost and the Dammit  It's purple. I HAD to say yes!

A Dragon's Eerie  Our very own Dragon's Claw decided to get a blog! We're all in trouble.


Sunday, January 18, 2015

Color Scheming

Hey, folks. SinSynn here.

So we'll be discussing painting this time around, and why it's prolly a bad idea for me to start randomly disintegrating fools cuz I can't work out a color scheme for Zombie Armor that I'm happy with.
That is bad, right?
Disintegrating random fools = Bad, SinSynn.

* Dammit I used the good one for drybrushing again -_- *