Monday, February 24, 2014

The Weathering Magazine

There are pros and cons to having your local hobby store being a scale-model store that sells gaming stuff rather than a game store. They don't have any tables to play on but I get exposure to things wouldn't otherwise find. "The Weathering Magazine" is one of those great finds. It was created by Mig Jimenez, who previously make a fantastic 2010 video on painting weathered tanks for Vallejo using water based acrylics.

The production values on this magazine are fantastic. The pages are thick and color glossy. The tutorials are excruciatingly well detailed and the end results are absolutely amazing. Check out this asphalt paver by Rick Lawler.

I've seen plenty of scale models that were beautiful and pristine, but as a game-painteer that didn't really inspire me much. Things like this paver make me want to paint dreadnoughts and stompas to look like this.

The magazine is published quarterly, and all of the six issues are available at the website. I only have issues 3 and 4, with the others on order.

2 comments:

  1. Looks amazing. I miss the times when rather to give instructions to paint a specific mini, they used a mini to show you a technique valid for anything you had in mind.

    I'd love to get my hands on one of those. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Very cool - I have been playing with weathering powders on some recent bits of terrain, but I find they are time consuming for that purpose. They are probably better suited towards actual models rather than terrain.

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