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Geeks of the North Episode 26 – Figurines Québec

Hello geeks!

In this episode, Paul, Antoine and Yaum have their usual hobby and games banter, then they interview Mathieu Fontaine about Figurines Québec, the new edition of his painting contest running in combo with ND Open next May. So sit back, relax, grab a paintbrush and enjoy the show!

Index
1:42 – Hobby Time
32:51 – Hobby Tip
37:00 – Question of the Episode
46:18 – Main Topic: Figurines Québec
1:18:38 – Closing

Main Topic
Figurines Québec website: http://figurinesquebec.com/
May 7th, 2016

Closing
The Hobby Hangout Facebook group

Network
We’re part of the United Geeks Network. Check out their other great shows!

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

- The Geeks


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News of the North – 2015-12-15

Hello geeks,

Welcome to the December 15th, 2015 edition of News of the North. This is our last show of the year, but we couldn’t close out without a last batch of interesting finds. We wish you a Happy Holiday and a New Year full of miniature joy.

Events
Painting Miniatures Masterclass with Elizabeth Beckley (Jan. 30th-31st)
Food Ball 2015 (Dec. 20th)

News
The Chemical Set (Tiny Leads)
Black Cat Slums preview
From Wasteland Post Apocalyptic new release
Danger 5: Lizard Nazi Soldiers
Exclusive Miniature – Toad in Carbonite

Crowdfunding News
HiddenForestGaming Tabletop Gaming Mats
The Halfmen Army – pugnacious Halflings in 28mm

Network
We’re part of the United Geeks Network. Check out their other great shows!

Music
Intro jingle is News End Signature by mansardian used under Creative Common 3.0 license.
Outro music by La Drave.

- The Geeks


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Geeks of the North Episode 21 – Hobby Catch Up and Chaosludik 2015

Hello Geeks!

In this episode, Paul, Antoine and Yaum do hobby catch up after almost two months without recording. They then chat about how they did at Chaosludik 2015, and how the event went overall. So sit back, relax, grab a paintbrush and enjoy the show!

Index
1:45 – Hobby Time
21:00 – Cool Stuff on the Web
23:00 – Question of the Episode
33:24 – Hobby Tip of the Episode
38:10 – Main Topic: Chaosludik 2015 Wrap Up
1:12:49 – Changes to the show
1:16:24 – Shoutouts

Main topic: Chaosludik 2015 Wrap Up
Chaosludik website
Photo album

Shout Outs
Shoshie’s Magnificent Mini Painting

Network
We’re part of the United Geeks Network. Check out their other great shows!

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

- The Geeks


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Geeks of the North Episode 20 – Interview with Elizabeth Beckley, the Miniature Mistress

Hello Geeks!

In this episode, Paul, Antoine and Elizabeth talk about all the usual stuff, be it hobby or gaming. They than have a chat about Elizabeth’s history and background as a miniature painter, and also give details about her upcoming masterclass in Montreal. So sit back, relax, grab a paintbrush and enjoy the show!

Index
Hobby Time – 1:25
Hobby tip – 38:25
Upcoming Events – 41:05
News – 46:45
Main topic: Interview with Elizabeth Beckley – 1:04:55

Upcoming Event
Antoine’s painting workshops
Masterclass – Painting Miniatures with Elizabeth Beckley

News
GCT Studios Bushido Wave 26 preview
Privateer Press new releases and previews
THMiniature Sceneries : Volcanic preview
Warpod Malfunction preview by Flytrap factory
Pulp City Cold War Kickstarter
Morbag the goblin

Main topic: Interview with Elizabeth Beckley, the Miniature MistressMiniature Mistress twitter
Miniature Mistress facebook page
Paul’s City boards

Network
We’re part of the United Geeks Network. Check out their other great shows!

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

- The Geeks


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Masterclass – Painting Miniatures with Elizabeth Beckley

When: Jan 30-31 2016
Where: Gamers Vault
Cost: $70 USD per day (American $$)
About: Two (2) one-day classes of intensive 8-hour material taught by none other than Elizabeth Beckley

Here are the full classes descriptions:

Painting Miniatures with Elizabeth Beckley

Come join award winning artist and professional painter Elizabeth Beckley. Learn the technique of using layering to achieve smooth blends while painting. These two classes are hands on, all students must have a basic understanding of painting and come to class ready to paint! Each class will cover basic forms of composition and color choice as well as demonstrations that will be applied in class. Each class is a separate day of instruction on a different miniature. Day 1 will cover a standard realistic human figure while day 2 will cover painting a chibi miniature.

Day 1

Day 1 will include a full day of learning to paint skin tones, hair and clothes in the style of layering paint to achieve smooth blends. Non Metallic Metal, the technique of painting metal without the use of metal paints, will also be taught. The class will focus on pushing highlights and shadow to advance skill level along with color choice while learning how to paint all of these. Students will get to have a hands on experience, painting alongside the instructor while she covers the various techniques. Elizabeth will demonstrate to the class the application and technique of the subject, for example, flesh tones. This will be demonstrated by Elizabeth painting the example and than having students take what they are shown and apply it to the model. The instructor will help each student with the painting process and answer questions as needed. Questions and additional demonstrations of anything not covered in the class will be added if time permits at the end of the class. Miniatures will be provided.

Day 1 Class Breakdown

Painting basics 30 minutes- covering priming and the use of different color primers as well as any questions about simple techniques including assembly and clean up.

Flesh tones 2.5 hours- Flesh tones will cover painting skin and what are the best colors to use for different types of flesh. Flesh tones will also cover painting the face, the best part of the model and usually the hardest. Hair will be included in this section of instruction as well.

Cloth and clothes 2hours- this will cover basic cloth and covering bigger surfaces like capes and painting leather.

Non metallic metal and weapons 1.5-2 hours- instruction will be given on painting non metallic metal and how to apply it to various surfaces like armor and weapons.

Other- 1 hour or whatever extra time is left in class will be spent answering any additional questions and demos.

Day 2

Day 2 will focus on the layering technique of painting and applying it to the stylistic chibi model, like those produced for the board games Super Dungeon Explore or Arcadia Quest. Painting instruction will cover how to paint the entire model. Chibi models offer different painting techniques than standard sized human models because of their broader surfaces and skewed proportions. Students will get to have a hands on experience, painting alongside the instructor while she covers the various techniques. Elizabeth will demonstrate to the class the application and

technique of the subject, for example, flesh tones. This will be demonstrated by Elizabeth painting the example and than having students take what they are shown and apply it to the model. The instructor will help each student with the painting process and answer questions as needed. Questions and additional demonstrations of anything not covered in the class will be added if time permits at the end of the class. Miniatures are provided.

Day 2 Class Breakdown

Painting basics 15-30 minutes- discuss what’s the best color primer to use for chibi miniatures.

Chibi flesh tones 1-1.5 hours- flesh tones will cover painting skin tones as well as lining.

Chibi eyes 1-1.5 hours- step-by-step instruction on how to paint the most stylized part of the miniature, the eyes!

Chibi hair 1-1.5 hours- painting will cover several different styles of painting hair on chibis.

Clothes 1-1.5 hours- how to paint cloth and different materials such as leather.

Weapons and Non-Metallic Metal 1-2 hours- taking the non-metallic metal technique and applying it to various surfaces. Gold and silver metal will be covered.

Other- Any extra time left over after scheduled instruction for additional questions and demos

Registration

The class is USD$70/person/day attended and you can reserve a seat by sending in payment to elibeckl@yahoo.com through paypal. Once I receive payment I will confirm and add the individual to the roster for the class.

Some samples of Elizabeth’s work:

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Huntress1
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Nyan-Nyan-Elizabeth

Geeks of the North Episode 12 – Templecon recap

Hello Geeks!

This week, we’re joined by Dan the Mooseman and 80% G. After our usual banter, the guys recap their trip to Templecon while Antoine cry in the corner for missing the convention. So sit back, relax, grab a paintbrush and enjoy the show!

Events
X-Wing Most Wanted at Gamers’ Vault, March 7th
WM/H Steamroller at Gamers’ Vault, March 8th
ND Open VII & Northern Defenders Painting Contest, March 7-8th 2015
Crève mon sale Mega 40k, March 28th 2015, Montreal
WM/H Mini-team tournament at Gamers’ Vault, March 29th
Canhammer Team Tournament, April 18-19th, Cambridge, Ontario
Da VT/GT!, July 18th/19th. Burlington, VT.

News
Shieldwolf Kickstarter
Blood Rage kickstarter
Arena Rex first public release
Massive Voodoo second Bananalicious Online Painting Competition

Shout outs
Gamers’ Vault
1 Plus Armour
Le Zonion (Antoine’s blog and commission work)

Network
We’re part of the United Geeks Network. Check out their other great shows!

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

- The Geeks


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Episode 2: Chaosludik preview and paintbrush discussion

Hello Geeks!

This week, with our guests Steve and Yaum, we discuss in depth about the upcoming local event, Chaosludik, and we chat about the paintbrushes we use.

Events
Game Summit(WM/H Registration)
Coupe des 4 nations
Chaosludik
Arcane Paintworks masterclass

Our paintbrushes of choice are by Rosemary and Co:
http://www.rosemaryandco.com/

Guests
Steve can be contacted on Twitter at @be_steve.
Yaum can be contacted on Twitter at @yaumaster, on Facebook and at his website.

Music

Intro music is Aggressor by Free Stock Music.

Break and outro music by La Drave.

- The Geeks


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Episode 1: Gen Con!

Hello Geeks!

We’re back from Gen Con, and episode 1 is out. In this show, we discuss hobby, upcoming local events, interesting news, and GEN CON!

Events
Chaosludik
Game Summit (WM/H Registration)
Arcane Paintworks masterclass

Gen Con
Badger Air-Brush & Co.
Brush 4 Hire
Ironbox Games
Games & Gears
Privateer Press
Ninja Division
Dropzone Commander by Hawk Warrgames
Heavy Gear by DP9
Impact Miniatures
Garagehammer Podcast
Smirk & Dagger Games
James Wappel’s blog
Brendan Palmer of GMM Studio
Under Discussion Podcast
Bushido by GCT
Dark Sword Miniatures
Miniature Building Authority
UFS Megaman by Jasco Games
Dead Meat: Quarantine Zone America
Duel Betwixt Us by Game Salute
Stonehaven Miniatures

Music
Intro music is Aggressor by Free Stock Music.
Break and exit musics are Le Bone Setter and Catharsis 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
Skintones
OSL (glowy bits)
Freehand
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)
Files
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 arcanepaintworks@gmail.com through paypal. Once I receive payment I will confirm and add the individual to the roster for the class.