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HolyLV wrote:
Thank you for the "Picking up the Brush" tutorials. I have been thinking about getting into painting with my Mice & Mystics set for a long time, dropped the thought several times, but it seems that your posts might actually help me to start doing something.


It's great to hear that my posts have been helpful, and you really should give it a go.

The Mice and Mystics miniatures are a great place to start, as you can get some really nice results using relatively simple techniques.

Start simple and build up your skills as you learn. I made the mistake of trying to do things that were far too advanced for me as a beginner, and found it all very frustrating. So, I went right back to basics, and scoured the internet, books, videos, you name it, and I've learnt a lot. Though putting into practice is another thing, and I'm still working on it!

That's why I started my 'Picking up the Brush' series, to help others starting out, and try to bring all the things I've picked up into one place.

If you ever need any help or advice, just drop me an e-mail on my site, I'll always try my best to help anyone.

Thanks again for your kind words.

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New Post - July Geekiness

What I've been up to during the month of July,

 
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Review - Ticket to Ride - Europe


 
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New Post - Remember When... Frustration & Pop-O-Matic

 
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Review - Graphic Novel Adventures - Sherlock Holmes

The Solo Meeple takes a look at Sherlock Holmes: Four Investigations, a Graphic Novel Adventure published by Van Ryder Games.

 
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Obsession - The Solo Meeple talks to Dan Hallagan.

I spoke to Dan about his new release, and how he went about designing his first game.
 
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New Post - August Geekiness

A look back at what I've been up to during the month of August.
 
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Review - Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle

A look at USAopoly's deck builder.
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New Post - Picking Up The Brush Part IV: Preliminaries

The latest edition to my miniatures painting guide for beginners.
In this part I'm looking at:
Colour Theory
Thinking Ahead
Priming
Undercoating
and some Do's and Don'ts

 
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Review - Obsession

TSM looks at Dan Hallagan and Kayenta Games' first release.
A Euro-style game with a strong Victorian theme.
 
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New Post - New to games? Try one of these...

Some suggested gateway games for people new to the hobby.

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New Post - Obsession Giveaway - UK Only

The Solo Meeple has 1 copy of Obsession, plus the Wessex Expansion, to giveaway, Courtesy of Kayenta Publishing.

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New Post - Pandemic - A Solo Play-Through

I do a solo play-through of Pandemic, explaining what I'm thinking and why I make the moves I do. Aimed at people new to the game and new to the hobby.

 
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Review - Legacy of Dragonholt

A look at the 'Cooperative Narrative Adventure' from Fantasy Flight Games.
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Reminiscing about the Dungeons & Dragons Basic Set.

 
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New Post - Randomness and Luck

I take a look at randomness and luck within the world of games, and offer up a few theories of my own.

 
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New Post - October Geekiness

A look back at what I've been up to during the month of October.

Cadbury World.
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New Post - All My Lives

Presenting an overview of a Role-Playing Game I'm starting to develop. This really is only at the 'ideas' stage, and I want to share the development of the game, hopefully into a fully fledged Print-and-Play RPG. My aim is for the game to be playable by e-mail with one player and one GM.

Any thoughts or advice would be much appreciated.

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Hi! Just a short note to say that there's a typo in the link to the website.
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lucsen wrote:
Hi! Just a short note to say that there's a typo in the link to the website.


Thanks for that...

All sorted.

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New Post - Unboxing - 1066, Tears to Many Mothers


Exactly what it says on the tin - unboxing 1066 - I take a look at Hall or Nothing's latest title to roll out of kickstarter. My thoughts and plenty of pictures.

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Review - Forbidden Island

 
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You have a good eye for composition and colours. I like the pictures you take of the games you review. They're beautiful!
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lucsen wrote:
You have a good eye for composition and colours. I like the pictures you take of the games you review. They're beautiful!


That's very nice of you to say so, much appreciated.

I'm very much still learning, lots of trial and error.
I think I take about 50 pictures of each game and only use a very small amount of them. They never quite turn out exactly as I want them, but things are definitely getting better.

Thanks


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