Getting Started: Taking Your Hobby Tools to the Next Level

In my original Getting Started: Hobby Tools article I wanted to discuss what I felt were the necessary tools to handle assembly of miniatures that any new hobbyist would need in their collection. That isn’t all of the tools that I use regularly though and as a follow up, I wanted to touch on other tools that I use quite often and why.

Other Commonly Used Tools

Curved Tip Tweezers

One of my most used tools is a is a curved tip tweezers. There are a ton of these out there as tweezers is something that most people have at least a basic tweezers in their bathroom for grooming. However, the curved tip I find is very useful for grabbing small bits, dipping in glue, and then using to attach to a model where my fingers would just be in the way. Maybe it’s just that I am getting older, or maybe I am just getting smarter but I rarely assemble anything that has smaller bits these days without reaching for my tweezers.

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Getting Started: Hobby Tools That You Will Need

So you went out and bought your first model kit and now you need to know what you need to put it together huh? Well, I hope to clear up your confusion with this guide to helping you pick up the right tools so that you can assemble your first models. Once you have those first models assembled, then I will cover some of the additional tools that will help you take your models to the next level.

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Episode 75: Getting Started

Episode 75

In this episode the hosts do their first count down ever. Don’t miss our thoughts on the top three things to consider as you get into wargaming. For you veterans, pleas drop us a line about what you think we might have missed in our countdown. We also gush about the new “The Dark Knight Rises” 2 player starter box for the Batman Miniatures Game as well as a couple of other surpises Knight Models included with this release. Finally, we wrap up the show with a review of “The Song of Ice and Fire” Miniatures Game by CMON.

Topics on this show include:

  • Top 3 Countdown of things new wargamers should know
  • Knight Models new Batman Miniatures Game 2 player starter
  • A Song of Ice and Fire Miniatures Game by CMON

With that, let’s roll those dice! Wisco’s for the win!!!!

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US Army Showcase: Wave 1

First Wave

Listening to the cast you have probably heard about how I finished my US Army force for Bolt Action.  This is the first full army in any game I have completed!  This post is just to showcase and let you see what I have collected so far.  For newer players, maybe you can get some ideas of what to buy or ways to approach the hobby side of the game.

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