Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Back from Gencon…Guess What?

Yes, the picture above is me with Jen and Alissa from The Screaming Heretic, in the WarStore/Secret Weapon Booth!!

Gencon was an amazing experience. This was my first time, and I can guarantee it will not be my last. The people I met for the first time, and the folks I got to catch up with who I don't see but a time or two a year, the city and the time away with the wife. All of it was an experience I'm counting down until the next time.

Yes, I'm aware this post is a touch late, but ah well.

So what all happened?

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Tim Illustrates a New Game!

Exciting times for Tim this week, folks! I promised an update as to why I've been somewhat silent in the hobby front these past few weeks or so. Here it is!

For those of you who don't know, I do quite a bit more than work with scale miniatures. If we dial the way-back machine for 15 years ago, I graduated college with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Studio Art. If we dial it even further back, I've been drawing comics and cartoons since I was a wee lad. About 9 years ago I cartooned for Cracked Magazine, and even designed the cover for the novel "The Choosing".

Well earlier this year, I got the chance to work on an exciting new project with Iron Box Games and Jeff Bellinger, the creator of the game Killer Bunnies, called Fill in the Blank!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Holy Bits, Batman!



Here's a quick PSA for both a friend, and every hobbyist who loves their bits box. 

I go to used gaming auctions a few times a year at a local shop.  You know what sells the most, and for the most money?  Gallon-sized plastic bags full of random bits.  I've spend a few hundred over the years on bags like that myself.  So imagine my reaction when my friend Alex let me know about this little auction here

4.5 POUNDS of 40K and Fantasy bits. 

4.5 POUNDS!

My hands are twitching in their addictive want to get these and start going through them.  Think of the conversion potential!!

I don't typically link to eBay auctions, but this particular one is worth it to anyone who loves converting and kit bashing.  Give it a look, and maybe a bid!  If you do, I envy you as my wallet can't handle it right now.

- Tim

Friday, August 8, 2014

Please Stand By...



I hate posts like this.  That why I typically never do them.

Suffice it to say that I've been fairly bogged down lately with work and then freelance work at home, restricting the majority of my time.  I've got articles planned, just the time to execute them has been lacking.  I enjoy writing about our hobby, sharing what I know, have learned, and what I can learn from everyone else.  It irks me when I am unable to post regular content.

You all have my apologies for that.

Please do stay tuned as early next week (most likely Tuesday), I'll have a HUGE announcement for everyone.  You'll also get to see one of the main reasons my time has been so packed lately.

Thanks for sticking with me folks!

- Tim

Friday, July 25, 2014

Gen Con Bound!



Guess what arrived in the mail?! GUESS!!

Yup, that would be both mine and my wife's Gen Con badges! It'll be my first ever Gen Con, and I can't wait. I'm not even playing in anything and I'm ecstatic to get there!

Yes you read that right, I'm not playing in anything AND my wife is coming with me. So what will I be doing?

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Community Topics: Centurions DIY Marine Chapter

For probably 2 years now, Kraut Scientist has been on me about writing a detailed series on my Centurions Marine Chapter. Considering I promised I'd write what was requested of me in the comments of my birthday post, KS gets his wish!

This is a force that took over 14 months of work to complete, from assembly to paint and to play. This army was chosen as a Players' Choice the first year I brought it to the Adepticon 40K Championships, and won Best Artisan in the Combat Patrol twice. So I'm honestly not sure why it's taken me so long to write about what has been my most successful and highly converted army to date.

This will be a series of articles, as there's just far too much to cover in a single go. However I do promise in-depth conversion details with pictures, how I did it, parts I used, and painting techniques.

I guess I really should have done this sooner, huh?

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Community Topics: Entering Painting Competitions

Just two wee articles ago, I thanked everyone for helping make Miniature Tim a success for the past 3 years and asked for topics that you, the readers, would like me to cover. Those topics will be covered in a new series, "Community Topics". The best part is that while I will be covering those who commented in the birthday post first, "Community Topics" is an open series that I will continue to take requests for! Don't hesitate to propose something that you've been searching for good coverage on, with little or no satisfying results so far, we'll get it covered here!

Dai brought up a great topic, and one that is highly pertinent to what I'm currently prepping for: Painting Competitions. What's so great about them? Why should we enter them? What if I'm not good enough?

Let's dive right in!