Episode 27 – Hobby Renaissance? Interview with Wyatt Turk, JackOfClubsPainting!

Today we chat with Wyatt Turk, otherwise known as Jack Of Clubs Painting on Twitch, Facebook and YouTube. He provides quick tutorials on his YouTube channel and lessons for hire via Patreon. He’s badass with an airbrush – and in fact he drops one of the best quotes ever describing his relationship with his airbrush, but I’ll let you get to that naturally in the interview – but his overall painting quality is stupendous while still being accessible, meaning he paints up entire armies at an amazing tabletop standard but then can show you exactly how he achieves his signature look. He’s also a strategist and hardcore tournament Warhammer40k player, we talk about sour beers, journeyman painters versus initiates and masters, we discuss how fast you can learn how to get better at miniature painting online, having something to show for your time, we talk about Warhammer40k 8th edition, gaming schedules, Ultramarine fandom, using spreadsheets to help with turning around fully painted armies in record time, competitive gaming, how important it is to know what you want to get out of the hobby, keeping up with the speed of the meta, tetrad color wheels, airbrush gunslinging and his secret love of Blood Bowl!

Jack Of Clubs Painting on TWITCH
Jack Of Clubs Painting on FACEBOOK
Jack Of Clubs Painting on YouTube

Time Stamps
00:00:00 – Opening & Sundries
00:05:11 – Interview
01:37:19 – Closing

Watch the YouTube version of the podcast which contains time-lapse footage of working at the paint desk!

Show Notes

The Long War podcast
Hell’s Reach on YouTube
Richard Boylan on YouTube
Warhammer40k 8th edition
Dead Sky Black Sun
Dan Abnett
Tetrad color wheel
tattoo bottle
Mike Haspil
Spiky Bits
Kenny Boucher Next Level Painting

Show Transcript (excluding interview content)

HOBBY RENAISSANCE: Interview with JackOfClubsPainting

Welcome back to another episode of Tabletop Alchemy, one of many podcasts about our awesome hobbies which include Dungeons and Dragons, Warhammer, miniatures, skirmish games, storytelling, art and movies and books and whatever else strikes our fancy. That’s right, this podcast is Fancy!

I don’t know what that means. But welcome back anyway! This is episode 27 and you can find it on most podcast apps, you can catch the YouTube version on YouTube, you can find show notes and links to every episode and my Instagram and my Facebook and my email address, all the good stuff is at my hub so to speak which is simply cryinmo.com.

I hope this episode finds you in a favorable state of mind, I hope you’re getting your gaming on, getting your hobbying done, your painting, your terraining, I hope you’re feeling good about getting at least fifteen minutes in at the hobby desk this week or an hour at the gaming table. 

Do I have any news for this week? Let’s see … well, maybe just two small bits, one hobby-related, one not. First off, that music video I directed for the Cold War Kids is out and seems to be doing ok, got a hundred thousand views in the first week, so I guess that’s something. I’ll put a link in the show notes in case you wanna check that out. The second thing is a new hobby blogger invited me to a simple 11-question text-based interview, which I did, I’m not sure if or when it’ll actually be posted but the blog is linked in the show notes as well, it’s called Bedroom Battlefields and Dan Adam from Paint All The Minis did an similar interview for the blogger as well. It’s kind of a cool format, I never considered a text-based interview type of format. In fact, I just received in my email a fairly lengthy PDF interview article from Kelsey Dionne’s Arcane Library and it’s an interview with game designer Sersa Victory. I had never heard of Sersa but his interview is pretty fantastic and it’s kind of nice to read this long form text-based article, I just usually get all my interview content verbally via podcasts and it was kind of nice to just sit in a chair with a cup of oolong and read a bit.

So, there we go, news and sundries out of the way, let’s get into the thing of the show, shall we? Today we’re chatting with Wyatt Turk – that’s a freakin’ cool name, right out of a comic book or rpg or something – he’s otherwise known as Jack Of Clubs Painting on Twitch, Facebook and YouTube. He streams with a very limited fixed schedule, which we discuss the reasons behind that, and he provides quick tutorials on his YouTube channel and he also provides lessons for hire via Patreon. He’s badass with an airbrush – and in fact he drops one of the best quotes ever describing his relationship with his airbrush, but I’ll let you get to that naturally in the interview – but his overall painting quality is stupendous while still being accessible, meaning he paints up entire armies at an amazing tabletop standard but then can show you exactly how he achieves his signature look. He’s also a strategist and hardcore tournament Warhammer40k player, we talk about sour beers, journeyman painters versus initiates and masters, we discuss how fast you can learn how to get better at miniature painting online, having something to show for your time, we talk about Warhammer40k 8th edition, gaming schedules, Ultramarine fandom, using spreadsheets to help with turning around fully painted armies in record time, competitive gaming, how important it is to know what you want to get out of the hobby, keeping up with the speed of the meta, tetrad color wheels, airbrush gunslinging and his secret love of Blood Bowl! It’s an awesome interview, Wyatt is energetic and specific with his ideas and … it’s time to meet him!

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All right, man, thanks again to Wyatt for taking the time to hang out and as always links to all of his social media presences are in the show notes at cryinmo.com, as well as links to the Long War network members, that podcast itself and so much other good stuff we mentioned in the show! 

Feeling inspired? That’s good! Better get your bolt gun out and go to work! I mean your airbrush! Skin that paint wagon and go to work!

All right, my hobby progress was stagnant for a second week – remember, do as I say, not as I do! Better yet, just do as the guests say, ignore this CryinMo guy.

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