Black Legion/Chaos Space Marine painting techniques

With the release of the new Chaos Space Marine kits, my focus obviously shifted from everything else that I need to do, onto the Warmaster’s forces. The techniques I’ll be covering in these posts are all on Black Legion, but the processes can be used for a number of different forces. I’ve used all these… More Black Legion/Chaos Space Marine painting techniques

Video ‘How to: Paint Abaddon the Despoiler’

In this video I’ll be painting up the new Abaddon the Despoiler miniature that was released recently. In this video I’m just painting up Abaddon and not his base, I’ll be doing that over the next couple of weeks. Also, it’ll be painted up to fit with the rest of the Black Legion miniatures I’m… More Video ‘How to: Paint Abaddon the Despoiler’

Video ‘How to: Paint a Black Legion Chaos Space Marine’

In this video I’ll be painting up a Black Legion Chaos Space Marine. It’s been built from parts of the Chaos Space Marine superb multi-part kit which was released a couple of weeks ago. I’ll be working on a fair few of the miniatures from Shadowspear and new Chaos Space Marine range over the next… More Video ‘How to: Paint a Black Legion Chaos Space Marine’

How to: Paint gore and open wounds on Death Guard, Pox Walkers and Zombies

This is an older post from 2017 that we’ve recently copied across from the old site. With some of the newer Nurgle and undead miniatures coming out recently I thought it’d be a good time to repost it. Enjoy! On a lot of miniatures, you get the opportunity to paint the grotesque and gory, which… More How to: Paint gore and open wounds on Death Guard, Pox Walkers and Zombies

Video ‘How to: Paint Eliminator Cloaks with Combat Soldier 95 DPM/Camouflage’

In this video I’ll be covering how to paint DPM/camouflage. I’m painting this onto the cloaks of my Primaris Space Marine Eliminators, but thought the camouflage pattern could be useful for any miniatures, modern warfare games, etc, and not just for Warhammer 40,000. The full video for the Eliminator will be uploaded in the next… More Video ‘How to: Paint Eliminator Cloaks with Combat Soldier 95 DPM/Camouflage’

Video ‘How to: Paint a Black Legion Master of Possession’

In this video I’ll be painting up the Master of Possession from the Warhammer 40,000 Shadowspear boxed set. It’s a stunning miniature, and when I saw it I had to paint it first. Last week’s fire and flames video was taken from this miniature, so I’ll link that in the video so if you want… More Video ‘How to: Paint a Black Legion Master of Possession’

Video ‘How to: Paint Fire and Flames’

In this short tutorial, I’ll be showing you a quick and easy method of painting fire and flames. I’m using the Master of Possession miniature from the new Warhammer 40,000 Shadowspear box as he has four burning skulls to demonstrate on. It’s a really limited palette, and the whole technique takes about 20 minutes to… More Video ‘How to: Paint Fire and Flames’

Abaddon the Despoiler Scratch Build

This post is originally from September 2017, and is today copied over from the original Brush and Boltgun site. I thought it quite fitting in light of the new Abaddon miniature being released. Last year, I decided that I wasn’t keen on the Abaddon the Despoiler miniature from GW, which, for someone so poignant to… More Abaddon the Despoiler Scratch Build

Video ‘How to: Paint a Genestealer Cults Jackal Alpha

In this video, I’ll be talking through how I paint a Genestealer Cults Jackal Alphus from start to finish. To begin with he’s been sprayed with Citadel Zandri Dust and the video starts with him in that colour. I have a lot of Genestealer Cults miniatures, so if there’s any you’d like to see please… More Video ‘How to: Paint a Genestealer Cults Jackal Alpha

How to: Paint Garrek’s Reavers, Khorne Bloodbound

When I painted up the Stormcast from Shadespire, I hadn’t played it, but had heard good things. Now that I’ve played a few games, I can confirm it’s good. In light of how good it is, I pushed on with painting up some of the miniatures from it. The Khorne Bloodbound are amazingly dynamic, and… More How to: Paint Garrek’s Reavers, Khorne Bloodbound

Video ‘How to: Paint a Primaris Librarian

In this video, I’ll be talking through how I paint a Primaris Librarian from start to finish. To begin with he’s been sprayed with Citadel Averland Sunset and Macragge Blue and the video starts with him in that colour. Although I’m painting him as a Lamenters’ Librarian, it’s only the pauldron with the Chapter symbols… More Video ‘How to: Paint a Primaris Librarian

How to: Paint Death Guard Lord of Contagion

With the Dark Imperium Warhammer 40k starter box, you were introduced to some awesome new chaps, one of which was the one in the middle below, the Lord of Contagion. Now as the new 40k miniatures stand a little taller than the old, he’s a pretty daunting miniature when you stand him next to Chaos… More How to: Paint Death Guard Lord of Contagion

Video ‘How to: Paint weathered wheels/tyres’

This video is a quick and easy method of painting wheels and tyres on ork vehicles, or any vehicles where you want a little corrosion on them. It uses a really small palette of colours but leaves the wheels looking great. I specifically use Vallejo Black and Vallejo German Grey on tyres because of their… More Video ‘How to: Paint weathered wheels/tyres’

Video ‘How to: Paint a Lamenters’ Primaris Lieutenant’

In this video, I’ll be talking through how I paint a Lamenters’ Primaris Lieutenant from start to finish. To begin with he’s been sprayed with Averland Sunset, and the video starts with him in that colour. I have a lot of Primaris to paint as Lamenters, so if there’s any you’d like to see please… More Video ‘How to: Paint a Lamenters’ Primaris Lieutenant’

How to: Paint Primaris Space Wolves, part 4

If you’ve not read part 3 yet, you can find it here. In the final part of the Primaris Space Wolves tutorial, I’ll be talking through the techniques to paint up the shoulder pads and blades, with a talk through about the weapons. Squad markings Although space marines are like shock troops, and don’t wear… More How to: Paint Primaris Space Wolves, part 4

Video ‘How to: Paint Lord Felthius /Blightlord Terminators

After a long break away, I’m returning to the Death Guard in an attempt to clear the shelves of the great unpainted. This week I’m painting up Lord Felthius from start to sickly finish. Out of all the Blightlord Terminators and his Tainted Cohorts, I thought that Felthius had the most features shared by other… More Video ‘How to: Paint Lord Felthius /Blightlord Terminators

How to: Paint Primaris Space Wolves, part 3

If you’ve not read part 2 yet, head here, and you can link to part 1 there. Reiver face mask Many moons ago, the fluff for the Space Marine Chaplains had their wearing the bones of their predecessor, including the skull – the Emperor only knows why they had such odd skulls, but there was… More How to: Paint Primaris Space Wolves, part 3

Video ‘How to: Paint an Ork Warboss’

In this video I’ll be painting up an Ork Warboss for a Death Skulls army. While the colours of the clothing might be different, the principles would be the same for any Ork Warboss. If you watched the Warboss Skin video, you may want to jump to 5:05 as this will take you to the… More Video ‘How to: Paint an Ork Warboss’

How to: Paint Space Wolf Primaris, part 2

If you’ve not read part one of this tutorial, head here to see how to paint the armour. Skin The skin on the Space Wolves was done using only three colours, more if it was a face with a wound of some sort. On the model below (nicknamed John Bernthal) the skin was based with… More How to: Paint Space Wolf Primaris, part 2

Video ‘How to: Paint Ork Warboss Skin’

In this, the final Ork skin video, I’ll be showing a quick and easy method of painting up an Ork Warboss’s skin to look great for the tabletop. I’ve started with the skin of the smallest – Grots (not counting snotlings as they’re more for comedic value), and worked up to a Warboss, so if… More Video ‘How to: Paint Ork Warboss Skin’