I’m Drifter (or Nathan, as “norms” call me) and I paint toy soldiers. I’m coming on board here at Hand Cannon to write articles on painting toy soldiers
Let me get one thing out there first, I’m no Ghool or Althai. If you’re after absolute top-notch, drool-worthy display photos I’m not the guy to teach you how to do it. I know the theories but lack the time (two kids and two jobs’ll do that to a guy). I am, however, well versed in the painting techniques us normal shmucks use and how best to apply these to your own toy soldiers.
A spot of history for you: I started painting models in 2007 with Warhammer 40K stuff. I never really made Fantasy as I discovered Warmachine about the same time and got hooked fairly hard on to that. I have, however, painted models from most all the big systems out there. I consider myself a painter more than a player, and I suppose my time breakup reflects that accurately. I paint for at least an hour a night (generally), but I’m lucky to get more than one game a month in.
I’ve been a writer on Lost Hemisphere before they finished up, and I also run Steam Powered Painting on Facebook and Twitter (actually, I suppose technically I *am* Steam Powered Painting).
Geist and I have been talking over a few ideas of articles he’d like to see come up but, when it all boils down to it, this blog is for any readers out there. So if there are articles you’re keen on, even if its just a different perspective on something you’ve already seen, please ask! I, for one, will always write what the people request and I’m always short on ideas.
To finish off this intro I figure I’ll just throw up some pics of stuff I’ve painted recently. Show my credentials, as it were
Thundertusk from Games Workshop
Firebelly from Games Workshop
Pyre Trolls from Privateer Press