Knights of Blackwood: Learn to Paint

Join us for an afternoon of miniature painting – it’s the perfect way to spend some of your March Break!

Knights of Blackwood: This event is open to all Knights of Blackwood members (our FREE Youth program for those 6-16 years old, so join now if you aren’t a member!)

When: Monday, March 12, 1:00pm-4:00pm

Entry Fee: $5.00 (Or 2 Hero’s Rewards)

Details: Bring your brush, and any miniature(s) you want to paint!  Don’t have a brush and/or mini? – we will provide them to you!  We will have a dedicated staff here to teach you how to paint miniatures, from the basics to more advanced techniques.  Paints, stations, water cups etc are all supplied by us.  Parents and guardiands are welcome to join too!

Prizes: All participants will have the chance to earn a Hero’s Reward which can be redeemed for many prizes, including Knights of Blackwood Pets!

“I started playing miniature games when I was very young.  I loved them because they gave me something to do with friends, something to collect, and when I was on my own I loved to paint!  There are so many great and easy techniques we can teach you to get your minis looking good right off the bat.” – Jay


Paint With Jay Every Saturday

Paint with Jay

One of the most fun experiences I have with miniature gaming is getting together with a group of people and just working on our projects together.  We don’t need to be painting the same game, or even working on the same kind of project, but just the act of hanging out socially and hobbying with others really provides motivation and fun.  Participants chat, share ideas, and teach each other techniques they’ve learned.  One might be assembling their new Skaven force, while another paints up their Warmachine Colossal.

The thing that works so well about an open experience like this is that it is inclusive.  One person might be painting for the first time, trying to add some colour to some miniatures in a board game they own, while another is a seasoned expert working on the next in a long line of miniatures.  These people can still add something to the experience of the other despite the fact they they are coming from different places.

To promote this kind of inclusive hobby experience I will be meeting pretty much every single Saturday at noon here at the store and working on painting, assembling, terrain, or other hobby projects.  I invite you to join me.  It doesn’t matter what you want to work on, just show up, hang out, and hobby with me and others.  I will be happy to share my 20+ years of painting and hobby experience, and I’m sure that others will too.  We can all have fun, get some minis done, and learn new tricks and techniques along the way.

Occasionally I might run something a little more organized, like a seminar or something, but mostly it will be us hanging out at the same table painting.

When: Saturdays at 12:00pm – 4pm (or longer).

Entry Fee or Requirements: None

Bring: Whatever you’d like to work on, and whatever paints, glue, brushes or tools you need.  If you have nothing I can lend you a brush and paints, or for those starting from zero I can even give you a mini to try painting for the first time!

So join me Saturdays and lets do some painting!


Space Marine Chapter Design Contest

SM Chapter Design Contest

Black Knight Games will be holding a Space Marine Chapter Design Contest and you are invited to submit your own original chapter idea!

How it Works: Participants can join by putting a deposit of $5.00 in and getting a FREE Space Marine Figure.  They assemble the figure and paint in in their newly invented Chapter’s colours.  Then they submit a one page chapter design along with their painted miniature by the deadline, at which point they get their $5.00 back in Store Credit.

Deadline: All submissions must be made by Saturday, October 3rd (which just happens to be a 40K Tournament!)

Submit: Players submit their design for a chapter, which includes the painted space marine, as well as a single page chapter design, which can include anything they wish, like a chapter symbol, history, a short story, combat style and anything else they can fit on to a single side of a page!

Prizes: There will be three winners, and three runners up, with one winner and one runner up for each of the following categories: Best Overall Design, Best Painted, and Best Fluff.  Winners will win fun prizes!

So grab a marine today, and show us your creativity in the Space Marine Chapter Design Contest!