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  • Review: Solomon Kane

    Review: Solomon Kane

    Introduction FeR miniatures is becoming one of the go-to sites for larger scale miniatures in recent times, developing a reputation for producing stunning busts and figures, and collaborating with sculptors such as Raffaele Picca and David Zabrocki. It is run by the equally talented painter Fernando Ruiz, who in fact painted the box art for the kit we're looking at here. Chances are that if you've seen a historical figure/bust on Facebook or Putty & Paint over the last 12 months, it's from this ...
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  • Coming Clean: Colours of Battle Paints

    Coming Clean: Colours of Battle Paints

    Sometimes reviews are just hard to write. Often it’s because what you’re reviewing is hard to define within the scope you’re used to working in; it’s something new, a deviation. But what could be more straight forward than reviewing paints? I’ve done it before, after all. So why was a review so difficult to write? Part of the reason is that, as far as my research has shown, these paints are manufactured by the same company that makes Privateer Press’ P3 line of paints. They’re even in the same...
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  • Goblin Chieftain by Dark Art Studios

    Goblin Chieftain by Dark Art Studios

    Name: Goblin Chieftain
    Code: GC001
    Sculptor: Byron Townshend
    Material: Resin
    Price: 20 GBP (during November 2013 this is reduced to 15 GBP on their store)
    www.darkart.org.uk





    Dark Art Studio is a relatively new (at least to me) company that does a range of 28mm/32mm fantasy miniatures that ranges from goblins to undead, ogres and mercenaries. As stated on their website, Dark-Art-Studios was founded in 2004 by the 5 Townshend...
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  • Wamp Review: Basecraft's Autumn Basing Kit

    Wamp Review: Basecraft's Autumn Basing Kit

    Basecrafts is a new company offering yet more choice in the basing market. Primarily aimed at gamers Wamp looks at their Autumn Basing Kit and see's how it compares with other options out there.

    The basing kit comprises of 10 tubs with various types of basing products. It features:
    • Yellow Foliage
    • Brown Leaves
    • Autumn Flock
    • Autumn Scatter
    • Autumn Turf
    • Burnt Grass
    • Light Red Turf
    • Red Foliage
    • Red Lichen
    • Yellow Lichen
    Each product comes in its own tear drop shaped tub. ...
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  • WAMP Review: Dark Sword Raccoon Thief

    WAMP Review: Dark Sword Raccoon Thief

    Cregan Tur My wife gave me the Raccoon Thief from Dark Sword miniatures for my birthday a few years ago, so I’m very familiar with the piece even though it still gets shuffled around me lead mountain and hasn’t seen any painting except as a cloth demo on the cloak about a year ago. Really need to strip him down and give him a good paint job… but I digress. If you don’t know what a raccoon is, then you’re not from the United States and have never seen Disney’s Pocahontas. They’re omnivorous rode...
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  • Male Ranger by Dark Sword

    Male Ranger by Dark Sword

    Cregan Tur

    The Male Ranger (not to be confused with Male Elf Ranger from a previous review. Everyone still with me? Okay, good) from Dark Sword has become a pretty well known figure thanks to the incredible monotone paint job by Jen Haley that Miniature Mentor made a tutorial for… but that’s an entirely different review. Here the focus is on the miniature itself.

    First off, I have to be honest and say that I always thought this guy was holding a hunting horn. Only after...
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  • WAMP review: Reaper Bugbear Warrior - Bones vs Metal

    WAMP review: Reaper Bugbear Warrior - Bones vs Metal

    During their immensely successful Kickstarter project (“Help us dig up all of the bones!”), Reaper got a huge amount of attention for their new miniatures line, Bones. Miniatures of this line are made of a polymer plastic that is supposed to be easier to use as it allows gamers and painters to skip priming and start painting immediately after taking the mini out of the blister package. In addition to that, the prices are much lower than the prices of the metal range.
    In this review we wi...
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  • WAMP review: Guild of Harmony - Maria Poppets and Albert

    WAMP review: Guild of Harmony - Maria Poppets and Albert

    This review centers on the two miniatures Maria Poppets and Albert, from the Guild of Harmony steampunk collection. Following the well-known story, the two miniatures form a couple and are sculpted as one fitting piece (several parts, mind you). This piece comes as a limited edition resin edition, though maybe in the future a metal version will also be released. One thing to mention is that I personally am a huge fan of this steampunk line and Sebastian Archer’s (owner and sculptor for Guild o...
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  • Want To Be An Official WAMP Reviewer?

    Want To Be An Official WAMP Reviewer?

    Have you read the official WAMP reviews in Portal and on the site and wanted to be a part of it? Do you have informed opinions on miniatures and are you able to clearly express them in writing? If so, then you may be interested in knowing that the WAMP Review Team has a position that needs to be filled and we are looking for someone, and it might be you, to fill it! Our official reviews are based on strict scoring criteria in 3 different categories: • Quality – How well manufactured is the product? I...
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  • Haradelan Questers by DGS Games

    Haradelan Questers by DGS Games

    DGS Games is a company I had never heard of until a friend brought me back a pack of their miniatures from GenCon. They are best known for their fantasy skirmish game Freeblades and I will be taking a look at the Haradelan Questers starter set.

    This starter set contains 7 miniatures that are cast in metal. They are 32mm scale and each figure comes with a standard plastic slotted base. Only two of these figures are single piece castings. The rest are 2 or 3 pieces- generally a weapo...
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  • Review: Solomon Kane
    by Darklord
    Introduction FeR miniatures is becoming one of the go-to sites for larger scale miniatures in recent times, developing a reputation for producing stunning busts and figures, and collaborating with sculptors such as Raffaele Picca and David Zabrocki. It is run by the equally talented painter Fernando Ruiz, who in fact painted the box art for the kit we're looking at here. Chances are that if you've seen a historical figure/bust on Facebook or Putty & Paint over the last 12 months, it's from this ...
    31-10-2016, 10:16 am
  • Taking on the Dark Arts
    by Darklord
    Dark Art Studios turns 12 at the end of the year we manage to catch a few words with Byron about the new Vengeance Miniatures range and the new Table Top game from Dark Art – Arena of Doom.



    Hey Byron, please tell us about Vengeance Miniatures?


    The new miniature range is 35mm heroic scale and will be made using traditional techniques out of an alloy metal which is our own formula.


    How did the name come about? Vengeance Miniatures ...
    19-10-2015, 09:15 am
  • Coming Clean: Colours of Battle Paints
    by Cregan Tur
    Sometimes reviews are just hard to write. Often it’s because what you’re reviewing is hard to define within the scope you’re used to working in; it’s something new, a deviation. But what could be more straight forward than reviewing paints? I’ve done it before, after all. So why was a review so difficult to write? Part of the reason is that, as far as my research has shown, these paints are manufactured by the same company that makes Privateer Press’ P3 line of paints. They’re even in the same...
    12-05-2015, 08:20 pm
  • WAMP Review: Hooded Assassin by Dark Sword Miniatures
    by Cregan Tur
    The idea of the assassin has gone under a pretty interesting transformation through popular culture. One of the biggest contributors is obviously the game Assassins Creed, whose influence finds some resonance
    12-05-2015, 08:12 pm
  • WAMP Review: Mortans Mortifex for Godslayer by Megalith Games
    by Cregan Tur
    Godslayer is a new miniatures game from Megalith Games that you’ll be seeing a lot of over the next few issues of Portal. They sent in 2 armies and asked not only for a review of the miniatures, but for
    11-05-2015, 05:20 pm
  • Painting Faces
    by dpowell
    You can never have too many tutorials on how to paint faces, right? Well, hopefully because here's another one... This is my general approach to painting human faces. The main example is a 54mm figure but I use the same ideas on 28mm and 75 or 90mm figures. The difference with going up or down in scale is the level of detail we can reasonably expect to achieve. If you're painting a smaller figure don't worry about putting as much detail into the eyes. For the face focus on the main shapes/feat...
    29-09-2014, 11:07 pm
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