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Traveller's Tricks

Welcome to the studio friend!
I'm Jess, aka Traveller, and this is my Tumblr Blog.
I build, paint and play a variety of table top wargames.
So please follow, like a post, or ask me a question. I don't bite.
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Mar 28 '14


** REBLOG AND WIN ** The Ultimate Megapack for Photoshop has been updated and now contains over 100 brushes for the same discounted price as the original pack. 

This is my best-selling set and it includes a wide range of incredibly realistic pencils, inks, gouache, oil and acrylic brushes, as well as some FX brushes, erasers, blenders and smudge tools. There is even a perspective grid brush.

THREE random Tumblr followers who reblog this post will win a free Megapack on Sunday, March 30th (Value: $13).

Thanks for the support, artist friends, and happy painting to all!

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Aug 12 '13

New Table lamp with a built in Magnifier.  Made by Studio Designs, and only cost 19.99 at my local craft’s shop.  Took some close ups with the new camera of some of the new models.  Playing around with white balance and such.  This lil’ camera gets the job done.

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Aug 11 '13

NEW CAMERA!!! Nicon COOLPIX S01.  It’s s teeny, tiny lil’ camera, but DAMN does it take some nice ass pics.  89.99 at Target, FTW.  Also, 720p video, with 8gb internal memory, 10.1 megapixels.  Camera measures 1.8” by 2.5”, and is 0.5” thick.  TINY CAMERA.  Has advanced camera shake feature, no tripod needed for crisp pictures.  I think, I’ma like this lil’ thing.  Oh, also, this here is my Chaos Lord on a Palanquin of Nurgle.  Bad ass mount, for a bad ass model.  More pics to follow, I got some cool stuff to show!

Stay awesome followers!  Hawk’s got work to do!

Jul 28 '13

This looked much more like what they were both saying, so…



This looked much more like what they were both saying, so…


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Jul 20 '13

The Plague is on the Horizon…

So, I’ve been purchasing and building a lot of Plague Marine Models this past month and a half.  Today I planned on taking some pics, but sadly, my old Digital Camera has died.  Fresh batteries, some gentle tapping, even plugging it into the PC here to run off it’s power, did nothing.  So, unfortunately, I’ll have to purchase a new camera soon if I plan to continue my sparse content updates.  

So it’s in the pipeline for now.  

Keep it sleazy followers.  Hawk’s got Nurglings to chase out of the garden.

Jul 11 '13


So my two days off a week, were planned to start painting my new Nurgle Units… but we had two storms roll through.  The one today was a doozy!

Sorry followers.  Another week wasted.

Jun 24 '13

A Plague On The Horizon…

Gird your loins followers, Paint Hawk has returned to the studio, and boy, is it dusty as hell in here!  Not to worry, things are about to get much, much dirtier.

That’s right folks, Papa Nurgle is gonna be coming into the picture.

So what’s been going on with the Paint Hawk?  Well, life got busy.  VERY busy.  New job, new schedule, other things to do and play.  It’s been near on a year that I’ve been out of the 40K scene.  I still have my custom made Storm Troopers to finish up painting, my army as a whole remains mostly undone.

However, I’ve been wanting to create a small force to act as an Allied Detachment.  With all the crazy updates as of late, it has been hard to choose.  I settled on Chaos Space Marines, specifically Plague Marines.  Two reasons.  One: it was my original plan.  Two: I bought a bunch of plague maine colors when I got my reaper paint set… so, yeah, gotta get my 8 rot colored paints used.

Plan is a force led by Typhus, with 2 mobs of Plague Zombies, A Dreadnaught, Terminators, Land Raider, and some Jump Pack Marines.

1 HQ, 2 troops, 1 elite, 1 fast attack, and 1 heavy support.  Max allotment for an Allied Force.

Walk in filth my followers, Hawk’s got a cyst to pop.

Jun 9 '13

Goodbye Old Friend

Let me share something with you all. Two of the victims in the Santa Monica shootings were Carlos Franco, and his daughter, Marcela Franco. Mr. Franco was a grounds keeper for SMC. I used to see him everyday at my job on campus. He was a nice man. A good man. Someone you always said hello to in passing. Sometimes he’d stop and ask how you were. Conversations were never much more than a few sentences… He will be missed. I can’t say that I knew the man all that well. He was kind to me though, and I will always remember him for it. I hope his family finds peace in the loss of him and his daughter.

Dec 24 '12

Happy Holidays

Merry christmas, one and all. May you and your family be of good cheer. And if you’re away from family this season, like some of my friends in the Military, then I hope you are with friends, and also hope you are safe, warm, and well fed. 2012 has been a black year, but it’s almost over. May the new year treat man better than 2012. Merry Christmas.

Dec 21 '12
Merry Christmas everybody!

Merry Christmas everybody!