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Geeks of the North Episode 37 – Chibi talk with Mark Maxey

Hello geeks!

In this episode, we talk hobby, gaming, and we have Mark Maxey on to chat about chibis. So sit back, relax, grab a paintbrush and enjoy the show!

Index
2:15 – Hobby Time
39:20 – Main Topic: Chibi talk with Mark Maxey
2:39:30 – Closing

Main topic: Chibi talk
Mark Facebook page: Maxpaint

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 35 – Reapercon and painting on the go with guest host Mocha

Hello geeks!

This week, we invite Mocha on the show, and go over her and Paul’s trips to Reapercon 2016. We also chat about painting on the go. So sit back, relax, grab a paintbrush and enjoy the show!

Index
1:40 – Hobby Time
31:55 – Main Topic 1: Reapercon
1:32:20 – Main Topic 2: Painting on the go
2:12:20 – Closing

Mocha
Twitter
Web site
Twitch
Instagram

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

Music
Intro music is Aggressor by Free Stock Music.
Background music in the main topic intro is Lord of the Land by Imcompetech
Breaks and outro music by La Drave.

- The Geeks


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Geeks of the North Episode 34 – Paint Schemes and Background Noises

Hello geeks!

This week, we chat about where we get ideas for paint schemes, and we also talk about stuff we do/listen to while hobbying. So sit back, relax, grab a paintbrush and enjoy the show!

Index
4:00 – Hobby Time
44:45 – Hobby Tip
46:45 – Cool stuff on the web
51:40 – Main Topic 1: Paint schemes
1:17:15 – Interlude: What we’re working on
1:32:25 – Main Topic 2: Background Noises
1:57:00 – Closing

Cool stuff on the web
Guild Ball Circus Guild

Main topic: Paint Schemes
Colour Wheel

Main topic: Background Noises
Hello from the Magic Tavern
Models Workshop After Hours
Hobby Sofa
Painting with Menothjohn

Hobby stuff
Paul’s hobby table
Paul
Antoine’s wip Thyra
Antoine

Yaum’s wip Cygnar warjacks
yaum

Steve’s other hobby
Steve

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

Music
Intro music is Aggressor by Free Stock Music.
Background music in the main topic intro is Lord of the Land by Imcompetech
Breaks and outro music by La Drave.

- The Geeks


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Geeks of the North Episode 31 – Miniature gaming with kids

Hello geeks!

Around Father’s Day, we tried to record a show about miniature gaming with kids. As any parent knows, kids can throw plans out of whack and it’s exactly what happened with this episode’s recording, editing and release. Kind of in theme, don’t you think? We’re through now, and the full crew present our ideas on how to introduce miniatures gaming to your offsprings. So sit back, relax, grab a paintbrush and enjoy the show!

Index
3:10 – Hobby Time
39:35 – Question
53:25 – Main Topic: Miniature gaming with kids
1:55:25 – Closing and shoutouts

Hobby and games
Ristul’s Extraordinary Market

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

Music
Intro music is Aggressor by Free Stock Music.
Background music in the main topic intro is Lord of the Land by Imcompetech
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:

DruidGoneWilder
Huntress1
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Nyan-Nyan-Elizabeth

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.

Events
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

News
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

Network
We’re part of the Geek Cast 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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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.