Posts Tagged ‘miniature painting’

 

 

Hello Reader.

 

This is the Portuguese version of  the Figopedia book review. You can check the following link in order to read the English version.

 

Happy new year! Over and out.

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Olá Leitor.

 

Este é o artigo que eu demorei DEMAIS pra escrever. Ele me assombrava rotineiramente e já perdi as contas de quantas vezes me sentei em frente ao computador para escrevê-lo, abandonando-o no meio do processo ou desistindo de escrevê-lo enquanto organizava minhas idéias para ele. Acho que agora vai.

 

Se você acompanha o blog vai se lembrar que em 2014 eu postei aqui um artigo recomendando aos meus leitores que participassem no financiamento coletivo do livro FIGOPEDIA, o primeiro volume de uma coleção de livros sobre o hobby de pintura de miniaturas escrito por Jérémie Bonamant Teboul.

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Olá Leitor.

 

Este artigo é a versão em inglês da resenha do livro Figopedia. Para conferir a versão em português você pode conferir o link aqui.

 

Aproveito para desejar desde já um feliz ano novo a todos vocês. Até breve.

 

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Hello Reader.

 

This is the article I took way too long to write. It often haunted me and I’ve lost count of how many times I sat down to write it and left without finishing it, or gave up in the middle to organize my ideas. I think this time I’ll publish it.

 

If you follow the blog regularly you’ll probably remember that in 2014 I wrote an article recommending that my readers should pledge for the crowdfunding campaign of the FIGOPEDIA book, the first volume of a collection of books about the hobby of miniature painting written by Jérémie Bonamant Teboul.

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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 there Reader.

Today’s update is the Portuguese version of the article published here yesterday about our participation in the 2nd “Paint the Target” article on the “Evil Fluffy Creatures” blog.

If you missed it by any chance, please do check it out.

Over and out.

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Hello there Reader.

 

I was writing the other day about having fully recharged hobby batteries for 2014, but I had been beating around the bush when it came to sitting down and actually painting something, even if I had been assembling and priming stuff i’ll be working on soon.

 

It turns out we had the “Carnaval” holiday here in Brazil a couple of weekends ago. Yes, you’ve probably heard the word before either in Portuguese or translated into english as “Carnival” or “Brazilian Carnival” and yes, I know the images the word brings to mind as most people abroad tend to associate two things to Brazil: “Carnaval” and football (soccer for the Americans who read me!).

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Hello there Reader!

 

This is my first post here on the blog in 2014 and as I sit here to write this I have thousands of ideas going through my mind for future articles I want to write and share with you here on the blog in this new year, and it’s with that eye on the future that I’d like to take a moment to look into the past.

 

If you’re a regular reader here on the blog it’s probably no secret to you that the last couple of years have been a little difficult to me when it comes to “real life” issues. Whether professional or familiar issues, the fact remains that a lot of the time I’d put into the hobby and blogging about it and even if I could find the time I sometimes lacked the inspiration (or the “hobby mojo” as I like calling it) to do something worth writing about.

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