Video ‘How to: Paint Sons of the Cyclops’

In todays video, we’ll be giving a short tutorial on how to paint a sorcerer for the Sons of the Sorcerer warband, who are part of the Black Legion. This is using the Ahriman miniature from the Burning of Prospero boxed game. If you have any thoughts please comment below, and please follow us on… More Video ‘How to: Paint Sons of the Cyclops’

How to paint plaguebearers

Plaguebearers. They’ve always been hideous, and as Games Workshop’s miniatures have improved, they’ve become more so. With the release of Blightwar and the ongoing Death Guard releases – you may have noticed I’ve been painting Nurgle a LOT – I thought it would be a good time to expand my Chaos force for Age of… More How to paint plaguebearers

Basing Your Models for the Best Effect

Often it seems that my posts are in a reaction to something Rob has posted (yes, I am that petty), but I like to think they’re also good techniques that you can employ to improve your miniatures as well. Rob posted a blog post about using the bases of your models for baiting your opponent… More Basing Your Models for the Best Effect

How to: Paint a Death Guard Bloat Drone Part 2

If you’ve not read Part 1 yet, it’s here, and it will bring you up to speed on how to get to the start of this one. Where to start with the final part? The base. The plastic bases that Games Workshop make are pretty decent, and really easy to paint up so that they… More How to: Paint a Death Guard Bloat Drone Part 2

How to: Paint a Death Guard Bloat Drone part 1

The Bloat Drone from the Dark Imperium box was one of the most revolting miniatures I’ve seen in a while. It’s battered armour plates, corroded and mottled spikes, and bloated and sagging skin give the model an overall hideous look. If the Emperor does indeed protect, he’ll hopefully see his way clear to swatting them… More How to: Paint a Death Guard Bloat Drone part 1

How to: Paint faces – Primaris Space Marine, Death Guard, Pox Walkers Genestealer Neophyte Hybrids

In this post, I’m going to talk a little bit about painting faces, and the easy techniques you can use to pick out the details on your miniatures and get them looking great with minimal fuss. As such, only the faces will be painted in this tutorial For this, I’m using four miniatures which I’m… More How to: Paint faces – Primaris Space Marine, Death Guard, Pox Walkers Genestealer Neophyte Hybrids

Video "How to: Shade Your Models"

New to painting, or want to find a better way to add depth to your models? This short video shows two different methods for shading your models and making them look more impressive! Tools used: Citadel Nuln Oil Citadel Medium Shade Brush Windsor and Newton Series 7 Size 1 Brush Used for recording: Sony HDR-XR550… More Video "How to: Shade Your Models"

Summer Challenge 2017 Roundup

This year’s summer hobby challenge was painting primarchs Ferrus Manus and Horus the Warmaster. The Forge World models are incredibly detailed models worthy of any painting challenge. Here are our results: Each week we posted updates on how were were getting along with the challenge. If you’d like to read them to see how we… More Summer Challenge 2017 Roundup

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

Following on from the post a few weeks back, this video shows the whole process start to finish on two miniatures, a pox walker from the Dark Imperium box, and a zombie (05:48) from the Mantic Games Walking Dead: All Out War box. If you have any thoughts please comment below, and please consider following… More Video "How to: Paint gore and open wounds on Death Guard, Pox Walkers and Zombies

How to Paint Heresy Era Iron Hands – Part 4 (Decals)

In this blog post we will look at something slightly different: Putting decals/transfers on your models. As this is continuing with the series on how to paint Iron Hands we will focus on them, but I also recorded a handy video on how to use decals, which you can find by clicking here. (Go here… More How to Paint Heresy Era Iron Hands – Part 4 (Decals)

Video "How to: Death Guard corrosion and weathering"

If you follow us on Instagram, here, or on youtube you’ll know that I’m bang into Death Guard at the moment. One of the things I wanted to do was get them al looking shabby and weathered, like caring for their armour was the last thing on their mind. I wasn’t sure how to go… More Video "How to: Death Guard corrosion and weathering"

Summer Hobby Challenge: Ferrus Manus and Horus Lupercal Week 7 Update

After the long and drawn out stair affair of last month, I wanted to paint a little more fun this week, and cracked on with Horus. Now I’d finished the tassets and his head, so continued working on the bronze colours of the armour. Before I started the bronze, I went around the whole miniature,… More Summer Hobby Challenge: Ferrus Manus and Horus Lupercal Week 7 Update

Video Series: How to Fix Matt Varnish Clouding

Just varnished your models and they’re ruined? Has the matt varnish gone cloudy and ruined your paintwork? Here’s an easy fix to make sure that all your hard work doesn’t go to waste! Tools used: Citadel Gloss “‘Ardcoat” Varnish Used for recording: APEMAN Action Camera 12MP 1080P Canon 600D Apple iPhone 6s Edited in Adobe… More Video Series: How to Fix Matt Varnish Clouding

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

On a lot of miniatures, you get the opportunity to paint the grotesque and gory, which can bring them to life – or unlife – a little. Whether it’s an open wound, a gutted stomach, or a zombie missing something vital, the steps below will help you get your miniatures looking hideous with ease. This… More How to: Paint gore and open wounds on Death Guard, Pox Walkers and Zombies

Summer Hobby Challenge: Ferrus Manus and Horus Lupercal Week 6 Update

I know I keep saying this, but I feel like I’m getting nowhere fast with this model. Check out last week’s update to see where we got up to so far. As you can see, it’s slow going. But I suppose it’s important not to rush a model that’s this special. I wanted to make… More Summer Hobby Challenge: Ferrus Manus and Horus Lupercal Week 6 Update

Video "How to: Paint corroded weapons"

Following on from the Pox Walker infections video, this video shows how to paint the corroded blades on the Death Guard miniatures, so that they look old and battered. I’ll be adding another soon with the Pox Walker blades, which I paint as heavily rusted.     While you’re here, please consider following us on… More Video "How to: Paint corroded weapons"

Painting Basics: Painting Red

This tutorial goes along with the Painting Red Video which we put up not long ago, and is a basic step by step breakdown on that, but also showing the difference that different washes can make. On the video I was painting a Chaos Terminator Lord’s cloak red, and used Citadel Druchii Violet – you’ll notice… More Painting Basics: Painting Red

How to paint Space Wolves part 2: Geigor Fell-Hand painted as Bran Redmaw, Wolf Lord

If you’ve not yet read part one of this, posted some time ago, you can find it here. From where I left off, I’ve done a number of things with the miniature to get it to the point you see below: Shoulder pad: Painted around the Space Wolf logo with Citadel Averland Sunset base, then… More How to paint Space Wolves part 2: Geigor Fell-Hand painted as Bran Redmaw, Wolf Lord

Storage review and desk tour: Hobbyzone Modular Workshop System

This post is all about storage, so if you are like I was for the best part of thirty years, you’ll look at it and go ‘Meh, I have boxes with all my stuff in, it’s fine.’ However, for me, this has been a bit of an epiphany. Since I had my own desk to… More Storage review and desk tour: Hobbyzone Modular Workshop System

Painting Basics – Glass bottles

One of the things I’ve found myself painting an increasing amount of in the past few years, is glass bottles, be they on the waist of the Sanguinor, or a Frostgrave apothecary. This has become even more apparent since I started getting scenery and miniatures ready for Dead Man’s Hand, a Wild West miniatures game.… More Painting Basics – Glass bottles

Painting Basics: Bone

Hello there. In this post, I’m going to be showing two slightly different ways of painting bone on miniatures, one is really quick and easy, the other is slightly longer, but also pretty easy. Firstly, the very easy method. For both versions, the only paints you’ll need are: Citadel Rakarth Flesh, Citadel Ushabti Bone, Vallejo… More Painting Basics: Bone

Painting Basics: Battle Damage

Battle damage on miniatures can be something you either love or hate on miniatures. I used to hate it, reasoning, why would you want to paint a figure well, then make it look battered. R Kid’s Black Templars look stunning, as they are pristine, armour polished and not a chafe in sight. Nowadays I like… More Painting Basics: Battle Damage