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Ben Williams

Professional Painter and Columnist at Bell of Lost Souls.

Armies of Hordes: Trollbloods at a Glance


The constant wars between the Human inhabitants of the Iron Kingdoms have ensured that there are still vast tracts of undeveloped wilderness within their borders. Stretching on for hundreds of miles, these places serve as a home to many of the less “advanced” humanoid races of Imorren. Perhaps the most powerful of these varied people […]

Hobby: Painting Fennblades


As some of you will probably recall, earlier this year we posted a review of one of Privateer’s first forays into the field of plastics, the Trollkin Fennblades. And as excited as I was to get my hands on them, other projects ensured I’ve just now gotten around to posting about painting them. Hopefully this […]

Forces of Warmachine Cygnar: Review


The Forces of Warmachine: Cygnar book arrived here at BoLS last week. And this 144 page tome contains anything and everything a Cygnar player (or one of their rivals) could ever want to know about the so called Jewel of the Iron Kingdoms. Lets dive in. Each full color page is loaded with art, background, […]

HOBBY: Making Cobblestone Bases


As promised here is a step by step article on making your own cobblestone bases. A few months back I made some special movement trays for my WOTR Haradrim army using some sheet foam from Hobby Lobby to make a stone texture. I’d been meaning to try a similar technique to make a custom base […]

WARMACHINE SNEAK PEEK: Plastic Warjack Sneak Preview!


So who wants to take a detailed look at the new upcoming Warmachine Plastic Warjacks?Hot off the heels of the Fennblade article, Privateer Press has graciously sent along preview copies of their latest endeavors in the field of plastic miniatures, and let me tell you ladies and gentlemen, these are the kits you’ve been waiting […]

HORDES REVIEW: Plastic Fennblades Unboxed.


Not every Warmachine player was as excited as I was when Privateer Press announced that plastic minis would be on their way in soon and would become a regular part of their future product releases. The biggest bonus right off the bat was the anticipation of lower prices for these new models. While some of […]

HOBBY: A New Take on Painting Metallics


Those of you that have been following this blog for long enough will remember me touching on this subject ages ago, but I have always wanted to come back and give it its own article. Metallics have a well deserved reputation of being difficult to work with. There are two basic ways most people tend […]