Minis Workshop (Nov 2022)

Matt going over highlighting as people get down to work.

Talkin’ about Genestealers and Orcs.

Members of the Drexel Gaming Association working on some Tyranids.

Sean working on Kill Team terrain.

Mike working on his Genestealer.

Mike’s cave dwelling Genestealer.

Alice getting in some pre-bedtime studying on drybrushed verdigris effects.

And Alice’s very different interpretation from Mike’s of the Genestealer menace.

Hey Now Hǎidào

More test models for my Yu Jing Infinity army, a Ninja with Tactical Bow and Hǎidào Killer Hacker with Boarding Shotgun—

Subtle the State Empire is not.



  1. Wraithbone spray prime
  2. Dark clothes:
    1. Shyish Purple Contrast
    2. Xereus Purple heavy drybrush
  3. Magos Purple Contrast for armor
  4. Volupus Pink Contrast for red details (sword wrap, arrow feathers)
  5. Eye sensors:
    1. Wraithbone base
    2. Tesseract Glow Technical in sensor ports
    3. Tesseract Glow Technical drybrush around ports


  1. Black spray prime
  2. Dark Purple semi-zenithal spray base
  3. Light Purple/Pink zenithal spray layer
  4. Xereus Purple drybrush dark details, e.g., joints, chainmail, gloves
  5. Druchii Violet wash on lines, recessed areas, undercuts, detail patchwork
  6. Mask:
    1. Wraithbone base
    2. Tesseract Glow Technical base on mask itself
    3. Tesseract Glow Technical drybrush all around mask


  1. Wraithbone base
  2. Black Templar Contrast
  3. Dark Grey heavy drybrush
  4. Agrax Earthshade wash
  5. Skavenblight Dinge edging on rock fractures
  6. Decorative Line details (i.e., on Ninja):
    1. Wraithbone base
    2. Apothecary White Contrast
  7. Rim:
    1. Xereus Purple base
    2. Black front arc

Minis Workshop (Oct 2022)

Last week Matt L, Julien B, and I led the first of a planned monthly Miniatures Workshop at Redcap’s. We had very solid attendance with at least 15 people there for the whole night, and handfuls of people floating in & out over time from other areas of the shop.

Joe talking at length about different kinds of miniatures and basic preparation.

First segment I did a long impromptu talk about how different types of miniatures are made, various materials and their properties, how to prep them, basic adhesives & assembly, and getting ready to paint.

Second stretch, Matt took about half the people and went around the group just getting introductions and quick discussion on what people wanted to work on/play. Julien and I each took a group of people who’d more or less never assembled miniatures and we put some together. A few people brought their own, for the others I had a stack of old Genestealer and Space Marine sprues to give out.

Third part I took a totally novice group to talk about priming, different kinds of paints (acrylic, GW Contrast, etc), and then we all spray primed models. A bunch of people had never used a spray can before. A group who’d already begun their painting journey split off with Matt to talk fundamentals—kinds of brushes, caring for brushes, brush control, loading brushes, etc.. Suffice to say, Matt like to talk about brushes… Julien floated around talking to people about their specific projects.

Matt talking about brush and paint basics.

Julien coaching people on assembly and repair.

My brother and I assembling genestealers.

By the end a lot of people had made new acquaintances and were deep into hobby talk. At least one person was super stoked about the Genestealer they’d assembled and primed. Next month we’ll push more into actual painting on-site.