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Geeks of the North Episode 8 – Meg Maples’ interview

Hello Geeks!

This week, after our usual banter, we interview Meg Maples of Arcane Paintworks. We chat about her freelance work and the Montreal Masterclass that she just held.

Ichiban Studio Masterclass, January 3rd
Canadian Shield Tournament, January 31st & February 1st
Templecon, February 5th to 8th
ND Open VII & Northern Defenders Painting Contest, March 7-8th 2015

CMON’s Rum & Bones on kickstarter
New models from Knight Models!
Foldio 2, by OrangeMonkie
Mierce showing new models for Darklands in 2015
PP’s Iron Kingdoms Unleashed Adventure Kit
Tabletop workshop launched new Castle kits

Meg Maples interview
Arcane Paintworks blog
Arcane Paintworks facebook page
Putty and Paint

Shout out
Gamers’ Vault

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Intro music is Aggressor by Free Stock Music.
Break and outro music by La Drave.

- The Geeks

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Arcane Paintworks Masterclass with Meg Maples confirmed!

When: Dec 6-7 2014
Where: Gamers Vault
Cost: $205 USD (American $$)
About: 2 days, intensive 16-hour course taught by none other than Meg Maples

Here is the full class description:

Join me, Meg Maples, award winning miniature painter, for 16 hours of intensive instruction over the course of a weekend. I’m super excited for this class as it’s already promising to be a fantastic class!

Day 1 will cover:
Miniature Cleaning and Prep
Proper Priming Techniques
2 Brush Blending (a quick and efficient technique for smooth blends)
Painting Faces and Eyes.
Color Theory

Day 2 will cover:
Hair and Fur
OSL (glowy bits)
Basing materials
True Metallic Metals

I recommend students bring the following with them:

Minis with well defined features such as faces, hair, fur, eyes, armor, big cloaks or tabards. You want a variety of surfaces to paint on.
Painting lamp
P3 paints (if you have them, they are best for 2 Brush Blending)
Raphael Kaerell Synthetic Rounds sizes 2 and 3 (synthetic brushes) for blending
Winsor & Newton Series 7 size 2 Brush for details
Dry well palette
Sketchbook and pen for note taking
Hair dryer (at least a couple for the class to share)
Super glue
Hobby knife
Other minis to practice techniques on
White Spray Primer

The class is USD$205/person and you can reserve a seat by sending in payment to through paypal. Once I receive payment I will confirm and add the individual to the roster for the class.