Hello!

 

We’re here with my last article for the “A tale of X Gamers” series created by the “The Painting Frog” blog.

 

We get now to the end of this journey which has been unfolding for more than a year, during which I collected and painted these figures for the Warhammer 40.000 game. On this last step of the road I have completed the painting process of 36 Termagaunts which I needed in order to properly field the Tervigon without making use of proxies.

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Hello Reader.

 

I will often mention in articles here on the blog and on conversations about the hobby that miniature painting is a skill to be learnt and practiced like any other ability.

 

It should come as no surprise that the internet is today one of the largest repositories of information about pretty much any subject the human mind might be interested in, and miniature painting wouldn’t be the exception to that rule. There’s online forums devoted to the subject, written tutorials published on blogs, video ones uploaded to Youtube, so it is only a matter of sitting down in front of the computer screen and do some research before finding a way to teach yourself that new painting technique.

 

But what should one do if the internet is down and the painting muse has been ringing those bells inside your head? Call me old fashioned but I’m a huge sucker for books. There is some intrinsic form of magic about handling tomes of knowledge, and a very special kind of magic when the book is about miniatures.

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Hello Reader.

 

Well, it seems that in light of all the recent articles published here, the word on the street is that I don’t paint miniatures.

 

With this blog being called “The Painting Frog” there has indeed been a shortage of painting related articles, something I’ll try to remedy today.

 

One of the things I have been trying whenever I sit down to paint is to step out of my comfort zone, and lately that has meant experimenting with the airbrush. I’ve owned one for a while now and used it with some degree of success in the past to paint a small force of Ultramarines and also on the first of the Saim-Hann Eldar I’ve painted.

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Hello Reader.

 

Today’s article is the Portuguese version of the article published here on the blog yesterday, featuring our visit to the Games Workshop store located in Bath in the UK.

 

Do check it out today if you missed it by any reason.

 

Over and out.

 

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Salve Leitor!

 

Com o artigo de hoje fazemos uma breve pausa na sequência de artigos da série “Visiting Britain’s Lead Belt”, deixando Nottingham por hora e visitando outra localidade da Inglaterra.

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Hello Reader.

 

We’ll have a quick break on the series of articles chronicling my visit to the city of Nottingham and the wargaming companies based there to see something different today.

 

One the things I have learned over the years is to cherish the little things we take for granted, like well baked bread, popsicles and good quality ice-cream and even potato chips (no wonder why I’m fat right?). Did you ever run out of paint in the middle of a paintjob you were really keen on, so you had to dress up and make a quick trip either to the nearby Games Workshop store or your local friendly game store for that pot of Devlan Mud? Yes, I know you would relate. Ever imagined not having a store nearby to pick up your paint from?

 

What if I told you than when I run out of paint I have to wait MONTHS till I’m able to replace it? Sounds unreal right? Well, that’s the reality of us hobbyists in Brazil, as we have no local GW stores, and almost no existing FLGS carry paint and other hobby articles.

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Hello Reader.

 

Today’s article is the Portuguese version of the battle report published here yesterday. Do check it out if you missed it by any chance.

 

Over and out.

 

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Salve Leitor.

 

E chegou a hora de publicarmos um novo battle report, um relato de batalha, aqui no blog. Recentemente publicamos nosso primeiro battle report em vídeo aqui no blog, mas desta vez retomo o formato narrativo normalmente empregado em meus artigos por aqui, contudo, se você não assistiu ao vídeo em questão peço a gentileza de conferir o artigo original e depois me dizer qual formato achou mais interessante. Agradeço desde já!

 

A batalha de hoje é uma continuação da narrativa que estamos tecendo ligando as partidas disputadas em Cuiabá, costurando nossos jogos em uma estória maior e, quem sabe, em breve em uma campanha narrativa. Nossa estória começou com o conflito entre os Black Templars e os Blood Angels pela posse de um artefato misterioso que acabou sendo levado pelos Blood Angels. Receosos em serem culpados pela perda da relíquia os Black Templars decidem apagar todos os traços de sua derrota, extirpando da existência toda a população de um planeta, começando pela Guarda Imperial no conflito mostrado em  Black Templars Vs Imperial Guard , agora conhecido como o “Massacre de Thraxx”. Após essa batalha houve um novo conflito fratricida onde após um ataque sorrateiro aos Space Marines do capítulo dos Salamanders os Black Templars tentam eliminar os sobreviventes, sendo surpreendidos pela intervenção da Legion of the Damned (conflito mostrado no  Black Templars Vs The Legion of the Damned) o que assegurou que noticias dos ataques Templários chegassem até o Império através dos Salamanders sobreviventes.

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Hello Reader.

 

And it’s time for another battle report here on the blog. We’ve recently published our first battle report in video here on the blog, but this time I’m getting back to the narrative style of reporting on games I normally use here, however, if you haven’t checked our video, please do check it our today and let me know which kind you prefer.

 

Today’s battle is another sequel to the battles I’ve been playing with my friends and trying to sew into a larger narrative campaign soon. It all began with the Black Templars Vs Blood Angels conflict that saw the Blood Angels stealing some sort of relic from the grasp of the Templars, and followed by the battle featuring the Black Templars Vs Imperial Guard , now known as the “Massacre of Thraxx where the Templars started their mad crusade to expunge their failure in securing the relic. There was a 3rd conflict featuring the Black Templars Vs The Legion of the Damned where the Black Templars continued their mad attempt to silence an entire planet, but word of their doing got out with the surviving Salamanders that escaped their wrath.

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