Archive for June, 2013

 

Dear Reader,

 

Today’s update is the Portuguese version of the Battle Report published here on the blog yesterday. In case you missed it you can click this link to read it, not only finding out how the Orks got beaten but also finding yourself a 10% discount code to be used on any purchases on Warmill’s website.

 

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Salve Leitor

 

Hoje temos mais um Relatório de Batalha (Battle Report) aqui no blog. Desta vez acompanhamos um embate entre Eldars (capitaneados por mim) e Orks (comandados pelo Marcelo – cujos artigos do “Tale of X Gamers” você pode acompanhar aqui).

 

 

“Com os olhos da mente o Farseer observava as fortificações abandonadas. Sua visão aqui era como a de um pássaro perscrutando do alto as construções deixadas para trás quando os humanos recuaram. Não havia mais o que proteger, e agora, sem função, os postos avançados de guarda e monitoramento aguardavam em silêncio por novos ocupantes.

 

O planeta havia mudado muito. Os humanos não hesitaram em destruir toda a rica cobertura vegetal nativa com agentes químicos para negar aos Tyranids a biomassa de que necessitariam para ampliar as forças do enxame. Foi mais ou menos na mesma época em que as plantas morreram que as pedras em formato de crânio surgiram, brotando do solo como sementes malignas brotando após a primeira. E então vieram também os Orks.

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Hello Reader.

It’s time for another battle report here on the blog. This time we’ll follow the latest conflict between my Eldar and Marcelo’s Orks (which you can read about on his ToXG articles here on the blog).

“With his mind’s eye the Eldar Farseer could observe the abandoned fortifications. Floating high in the air he shared the birds’ view of the buildings left behind when the humans retreated. There was nothing left here to protect now, and without that, the outposts which once guarded and monitored the planet’s riches were left behind and now waited for new masters to defend.

 

The planet had changed drastically. The humans, true to their kind and abusive methods of war didn’t hesitate to employ chemical agents in order to destroy the once abundant plant life that covered the entire planet trying to deny the Tyranids the vital biomass they needed to engorge their swarms. It was about the same time that the plants died that the skull shaped rocks started sprouting like evil seeds after the first rain. And then the Orks came.

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Hello Reader.

 

This is the Portuguese version of the “Catwalk Set” scenery kit’s review published earlier today here on the blog. Please check that out if you missed it as it’s a GREAT scenery piece by Micro Art Studio.

 

Over and out.

 

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Hello there Reader.

 

One thing I’ve been trying to do a  lot more with the blog lately is reviewing and showcasing different options in the miniature war gaming market to the Brazilian community and the blog’s audience. As you probably know it’s been increasingly difficult to get hold of GW products down here in Brazil (and pretty much everywhere else in the world where GW doesn’t have a presence or retailers carrying their products) and we’ve been purchasing our hobby supplies from other companies in the market.

 

The art of scenery making has taken a few blows since GW and other companies have begun making top quality scenery pieces and lately I’ve been fascinated with laser cut MDF scenery pieces as it seems there are a lot of options out there in the market today.

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Hello folks.

 

Going on with the project I’ll continue with my troop choices for this post. After agreat deal I’ve purchased enough used miniatures to assemble two 12 man Fire Warrior squads and a 6 man Pathfinder squad.

 

I’ve also managed to buy me my second Devilfish after a couple of pretty frustrating auctions.

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Hello there Reader.

 

I’m quite often asked how one should begin in the hobby of miniature painting. The answer couldn’t be simpler: Buy some miniatures, good paints and a good brush and start painting. It’s really that simple.

 

Miniature painting, like any other skill, is an ability which we’ll develop over time with a lot of study and practice.

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Hello folks!

 

Real life has been charging its price lately, leaving me very little free time to keep building my army, but I managed to organize myself a schedule and paint one more unit: another tactical squad.

 

Something I noticed, that indeed happens, is that as you gain more and more practice, not only with painting, but also your color scheme, you will begin to paint faster. The ideal sequence and places to paint first comes naturally after a while.

 

In an earlier article I wrote about about showing how to draw freehand designs on your miniatures. Below I describe a simple sequence that serves as a guide to almost anything you want do draw on a miniature. And it doesn´t need to be anything complex, it can be as simple as an arrow for a tactical squad or a written number for squad marking, or more elaborate designs. I´m not an expert about this, but here I share the recipe that serves me well enough.

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