AQMF: Painted Tripods

Painting miniatures is a zen for me. Much like Japanese monks practiced fine calligraphy, raked patterns into sand, and trimmed bonsai into miniature reflections of the world, the concentration on one element at a time, tiny detailing, act of bringing to reality what’s in the mind’s eye… hours can slip away ignoring the trials of […]

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AQMF: US Army finally painted.

There are few feelings in the realm of miniature gaming quite like fielding a fully painted army on the tabletop. This also happens to be one of the most challenging aspects of the hobby, requiring skill, patience, and copious amounts of time. The requirements for skill and patience increase proportionally as the miniatures’ scale decreases, […]

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AQMF: Quick WIP Update

Painting the Martian forces this weekend hit a snag as the brittle reaper tentacles on my Assault Tripods were in sorry shape. Rather than reglue the thin plastic tentacles, I chose to redo them. The project appeared simple, but after breaking my pin vise bits, playing with glue and magnets, and other issues, the repairs […]

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