Between the Lines – Episode 8

Men and their cars… What can I say, we do love our cars. The bigger, the faster, the more powerful – the better! Of course, red cars are faster, we all know that.

Here’s a short story of 3 little green ones and 1 red one.

No, it’s not about a bunch of Martians and their home planet.

Red One Went Faster

All pics were used courtesy to Jarhead, famous member of the famous Massive Voodoo group.

Between the Lines: Red One Goes Faster

Between the Lines – Episode 7

I’ve been told that I should pay more attention to issues important for painters, as Chest of Colors is the site for painters.

Well…

OK, if that’s what you ask for…

The first ever Between the Lines tutorial. I’ll deal with one very important issue. Beware though, it may turn upside down everything you knew about painting so far.

Colour Theory

Between the Lines: Colour Theory

Many thanks to Camelson, superb painter and friendly chap who let me use one of his minis as an example for my tutorial.

Between the Lines – Episode 6

We all have problems sometimes, more or less serious. We usually try to deal with them in many different ways.

One of the most popular methods is a prayer, mainly because it’s so easy. It doesn’t require much effort, does it? You just kneel, or light some candles, or draw a pentagram, or sacrifice some live beings… preferably all of these… and ask your mighty God, or Sigmar, or Cthulhu… preferably all of them, just in case…

Why would you want to waste your energy on attempts to overcome your problems if you can pray? Beware though, paths of gods are beyond our understanding, you might end with something you have not asked for.

God’s Gift

Between the lines - miniature painting cartoon: Chaos Gift by Iacton

This episode is sponsored by Iacton, a very talented painter whose works can be checked in his gallery.

5th Chest of Colors Miniature Exchange Summary

The 5th edition of Chest of Colors Miniature Exchange is finished now. The miniatures were painted, sent and received…

That was fun!

5th Miniature Exchange

Miniature exchange in numbers

2 months of secrets, anticipation, surprises, gifts, minis travelling all around the world… That’s what Chest of Colors Mini Exchanges are all about and this one was no exception. 38 participants from 10 countries did their best to paint a miniature for a fellow member of our forum.

Looking back at the 5th Miniature Exchange

It was really cool to follow ME threads (in English and Polish) on the forum. As the organiser I also have the additional knowledge, i.e. heap of e-mails and private messages with questions, requests etc. Man, let me tell you – these people really got into the exchange! It wasn’t just “I sent. I received” event. Oh, no, far from that. They paid a lot of attention to every detail, thought hard about a mini selection, tried to paint to their maximum level, been worried about the recipient’s reaction, shared their thoughts and feelings throughout the event.

For that I want to thank them. I’ve only e-mailed few addresses and replied to several questions. They have made the Mini Exchange another unforgettable experience.

6th Miniature Exchange?

Another Mini Exchange, you ask? Hell yeah!

Just be an active member of Chest of Colors forum and sooner or later you will have a chance to join and find all of this by yourself. See you next time!

Collected works

In the meantime, you can check the gallery of the 5th Chest of Colors Mini Exchange. It’s the best summary of what we did.

Now what do you think about such exchanges? Aren’t they fun? Share your opinion with us, send your suggestions. Maybe we can make the event even better!

— Nameless

Between the Lines – Episode 5

Some people say that we prefer things that we are familiar with – movies that we’ve seen in the past, songs that we’ve already heard – hence the popularity of sequels and covers.

Now, you could say this episode is a cover. Well, it’s not.

Cover of the video clip? No, not strictly…
Cover of the intro to the video clip? Yeah, that could be true.

Love In An Elevator On The Rocks

Between the Lines #5 - Miniature painting cartoon: Mrs. Tyler

This lovely Arwen Miss Tyler was painted by Chameleon, who was kind enough to give me permission to use the picture.