Video ‘How to: Paint Ork Vehicle Engines and Exhausts’

In this video, I’ll be looking at a quick and easy method of painting the engines and exhausts for your ork vehicles. Each simple method can be used to varying degrees to achieve the look that you’re after, but it slightly grubby, or totally filthy and rusted. Details of paints and other relevant videos can… More Video ‘How to: Paint Ork Vehicle Engines and Exhausts’

The Hobby Guilt 2018 – Part 1

Welcome to another annual edition of Hobby Guilt, where we’ve realised that we really do have too many miniatures that need painting. With Christmas imminent, and we hope the arrival of many more models, we thought it would be best to finish off some of the things we already have. So let’s see what we… More The Hobby Guilt 2018 – Part 1

How to: Paint Stormcast Retributors – featuring lumpy spray paint.

This post was meant to be all about how to paint Stormcast Retributors, in a similar vein to the Liberators, Sequitors, etc that I’ve already covered. Firstly, I always start by spraying them with Retributor Armour, as I find the spray the best base colour. As usual, this post starts with them sprayed with Retributor… More How to: Paint Stormcast Retributors – featuring lumpy spray paint.

How to Paint: Quick and Easy Horses (Part 2 of 2)

Carrying on from my previous post on painting horses, we continue to go for a quick and easy look, a gaming standard suitable for the battlefield. Last time we covered getting the base colours and highlights on the flesh, mane and tail. This time we are going to look at the detailing that really makes… More How to Paint: Quick and Easy Horses (Part 2 of 2)

The Brush and Boltgun Hallowe’en Special

Booo! Welcome to our special Hallowe’en post! As Hallowe’en was on a Wednesday this year, we thought it would be a good opportunity to post about some spooky miniatures or scenery we’ve been working on, to keep things on Ghosts and ghouls aplenty.   Adam Asked to contribute something to our Halloween post was a… More The Brush and Boltgun Hallowe’en Special

Ork Vehicles: Damage, Chipping and Corrosion

In this video, I’ll be looking at a quick and easy method of painting damage, chipping and corrosion onto your ork vehicles. Each simple method can be used to varying degrees to achieve the level of damage that you want to your vehicles. Details of the paints used are listed below the video. How to… More Ork Vehicles: Damage, Chipping and Corrosion

Kustomizationz: The Ork Shield-Wall

When I started playing about with Orks again a few weeks ago, I couldn’t help but notice the number of bare plastic and undercoated boyz. I wanted to paint them up quickly, and was going to do just that, with a quick ‘how to:’ post and video. Instead, I became distracted. One of the greatest… More Kustomizationz: The Ork Shield-Wall

How To: Paint Dark Angels Tactical Squad (Gold Symbols)

Hello and welcome to the continuation of my posts on how to paint Warhammer 40,000 Dark Angels. If you haven’t been keeping up, you can read the first post here. Today I’m going to demonstrate something that can often be quite difficult to get right, gold. This is a really quick method for getting good looking… More How To: Paint Dark Angels Tactical Squad (Gold Symbols)

Gerriz Teef!: Ork Objective Marker Part 2

The second, and final part of the Ork objective marker. If you’ve not seen part one, you can find it here, if you have, then carry on with the post below. Armour chipping Armour chipping was added to the Ork’s armour plates and helmet using a really basic, but effective technique. Once you’ve painted the… More Gerriz Teef!: Ork Objective Marker Part 2

9 Shades of Green – How to: Paint Ork Skin

With Orktober finally here, it’s all gone green at my particular part of Brush and Boltgun. Nurgle is on a nearby shelf, Stormcast are waiting for their turn under the brush, and the greenskins have burst onto the desktop like a spiky green plague. Prior to the Kommando nob and Painboy that we’ve covered this… More 9 Shades of Green – How to: Paint Ork Skin

How to Paint: Quick and Easy Horses (Part 1 of 2)

I have always had an affinity with cavalry-heavy armies, having started my first Empire army at age six. Cavalry units have always been exciting , their rapid movement and generally powerful abilities make them the focal point of the army. Not only that, the horse makes them tower over their footslogging comrades, so they are also a… More How to Paint: Quick and Easy Horses (Part 1 of 2)

Gerriz Teef!: Ork Objective Marker Part 1

Having started back on the ork army I’d shelved years ago by painting up the Ork Kommando for Kill Team, I’ve carried on painting up greenskins with some gusto. While I’ve opened up and sorted through one box, I’ve not looked in the other yet, and I know there’s a mass of vehicles, characters and… More Gerriz Teef!: Ork Objective Marker Part 1

Video ‘How to: Paint an Ork Painboy’

In this video I’ll be giving a tutorial on how to paint an Ork Painboy. The model itself is great and full of details that give it a lot of character, to the point where it was an impulse buy for me. I’ve pasted a few links below to relevant videos which you may find… More Video ‘How to: Paint an Ork Painboy’

How To: Paint Dark Angels Tactical Squad (Cloth)

Hello and welcome to the continuation of my posts on how to paint Warhammer 40,000 Dark Angels. If you haven’t been keeping up, you can read the first post here. In this post I am going to demonstrate how to get a beige cloth on Dark Angels sergeants and Veterans. It could also be used for… More How To: Paint Dark Angels Tactical Squad (Cloth)

Saga Sunday – Poles Apart 2: How to Paint Individual Models as Part of a Unified Force

For my  Saga: Age of Crusades Polish army, I decided to give myself until mid-October to get everything finished. Three weeks later, I think I am roughly on track. If you fancy taking a trip back in time (as in three weeks ago, not to Medieval Poland!), then you can have a look here. Last… More Saga Sunday – Poles Apart 2: How to Paint Individual Models as Part of a Unified Force

How to: Paint Dark Angels Tactical Squad (Cord Tassels)

Hello and welcome to the continuation of my posts on how to paint Warhammer 40,000 Dark Angels. If you haven’t been keeping up, you can read the first post here. In this post I will demonstrate how to paint the cord tassels that appear on some Dark Angels and Space Marine models. This method can be… More How to: Paint Dark Angels Tactical Squad (Cord Tassels)

Video ‘How to: Paint a Stormcast Eternals Knight-Incantor’

In this video I’ll be talking through a quick and easy method of painting up a Stormcast Eternals Knight-Incantor to get her looking great for the tabletop. A full list of paints used is below the video, along with links to other relevant posts and videos. A slowtime tutorial on how to paint the Stormcast… More Video ‘How to: Paint a Stormcast Eternals Knight-Incantor’

How To: Paint Dark Angels Tactical Squad (Chest Eagles)

Hello and welcome to the continuation of my posts on how to paint Warhammer 40,000 Dark Angels. If you haven’t been keeping up, you can read the first post here. This time I will be demonstrating how to paint the chest eagles for some Dark Angels Tactical Marines. Usually I paint Space Marine chest eagles in… More How To: Paint Dark Angels Tactical Squad (Chest Eagles)

Necromunda Goliath Gang – The Misfits, part 1

When Necromunda first launched way back in the 90’s, I picked it up a few months later. At the time I didn’t have much money but I had to get it. I’d played it’s forerunner ‘Confrontation’ – the rules spread out over several issues of White Dwarf that I’d purchased off a mate – for… More Necromunda Goliath Gang – The Misfits, part 1

How to: Paint Dark Angels Tactical Squad (Purity Seals Parchment)

Hello and welcome to the continuation of my posts on how to paint Warhammer 40,000 Dark Angels. If you haven’t been keeping up, you can read the first post here. This post will concentrate on how to paint the oath paper parchment parts of purity seals. This is the same method I use for all my… More How to: Paint Dark Angels Tactical Squad (Purity Seals Parchment)

Kill Team – Genestealer Cult: The Creeping Death

With the recent release of Kill Team (unboxing video here), we’ve been more than a little excited about constructing our own Kill Teams and getting some games going. I’ve already got a work in progress Genestealer Cult army for Warhammer 40k – there’s a few early posts about them on here – and so the… More Kill Team – Genestealer Cult: The Creeping Death

How To: Paint Dark Angels Tactical Squad (Red Symbols/Purity Seals)

Hello and welcome to the continuation of my posts on how to paint Warhammer 40,000 Dark Angels. If you haven’t been keeping up, you can read the first post here. Today, I’m going to demonstrate how to get the red for the tactical badges and purity seals on a Dark Angels Tactical Squad. You can use… More How To: Paint Dark Angels Tactical Squad (Red Symbols/Purity Seals)

Video – ‘Paint the Adeptus Titanicus Command Bastion, Plasma Generator and Void Shield Relay’

In this video I’ll be talking through a quick and easy method of painting up three of the Adeptus Titanicus battlefield assets to get them looking great for the tabletop. This video covers the Command Bastion, Plasma Generator and Void Shield Relay. It’s using a very limited number of colours, but the results are good.… More Video – ‘Paint the Adeptus Titanicus Command Bastion, Plasma Generator and Void Shield Relay’

Poles Apart: Saga Age Of Crusades Polish

So, there’s a new boy in town in the Saga Universes. He’s a bit bigger, better dressed and armoured than the old guy and MUCH more religious. Yes, Studio Tomahawk have updated their Crescent and Cross Supplement and the result is Saga: Age of Crusades! This supplement has been around for a few months now,… More Poles Apart: Saga Age Of Crusades Polish

Blood Bowl Goblins: The Peak-Pass Pulcinellas

Last September we completed a hobby challenge to paint up a Blood Bowl team for a future Brush and Boltgun Blood Bowl League – name undecided – and in the next few weeks we’ll be creating a Blood Bowl section on the site for all the league to be recorded. Before that happens, we’ve compiled… More Blood Bowl Goblins: The Peak-Pass Pulcinellas

Saga Sunday – Battle Report: Carolingians vs Anglo-Danes

Thoroughly buoyed up by our last Saga game, Rob and I immediately reset the table and moved on to another game. This time, it was the turn of the Carolingians to face off against those fearsome Anglo-Danes. Would they have the success of their Byzantine colleagues and be able to force the Kings of the… More Saga Sunday – Battle Report: Carolingians vs Anglo-Danes

A Newbie’s first step into Bolt Action and US Airborne box review

Well, after insisting I wasn’t going to start playing any new games or armies this year, or until I’d painted what I had (Hah!), I’ve since started an Anglo-Dane army for Saga and after seeing Adam and Dave discuss Bolt Action and sharing pictures of their armies, I took the plunge. I haven’t gone bounding… More A Newbie’s first step into Bolt Action and US Airborne box review