Painting basics – Tempered Metal effect

There are a few quick and easy methods you can use on a miniature to make it stand out, even if the rest of the painting is nothing special. I painted all the breachers and standard troops with a basic paint job as there are a lot of them, and I’d rather spend the limited… More Painting basics – Tempered Metal effect

Painting basics – The wet palette (and how to make a cheap one)

For  the first twenty years or so of my painting life, I didn’t know about wet palettes and how useful they were. If I needed to use a paint I’d flip the lid of the pot and dip the brush in. While I still do that for a few paints – like Citadel Blood for… More Painting basics – The wet palette (and how to make a cheap one)

How To Paint Adeptus Custodes Armour

In this video we show you how to get a nice gold armour for your Adeptus Custodes Guard Custodians and Sentinel Guard. You could also use this method for vehicles, but we will be showing a different method for that in a future video. Tools used: Citadel Nuln Oil Citadel Agrax Earthshade Forge World Clear… More How To Paint Adeptus Custodes Armour

Death Guard Deathshroud Bodyguards – Part 1

As with all the Death Guard miniatures that have come out this year, I snaffled up the Deathshroud Bodyguards as soon as they landed. When they arrived I was both made up with them, and perplexed, as I thought they’d have more poses and options, but it doesn’t actually matter, because the models you can… More Death Guard Deathshroud Bodyguards – Part 1

How to Paint Heresy Era Iron Hands – Part 5 (Lenses)

Welcome back to our continuing series on “How to Paint Heresy Era Iron Hands.” In this section I’m going to look at how to paint the eye-lenses on your Iron Hands. This method can also be used for any lights on equipment or vehicles. For my Iron Hands I’ve gone for blue lenses as this… More How to Paint Heresy Era Iron Hands – Part 5 (Lenses)

Video ‘How to: Paint a Death Guard Biologus Putrifier’

In this week’s video, I’ll be taking you through a step by step method of painting up the Biologus Putrifier for your Death Guard army. I’ve linked some relevant links and posts below, so feel free to check them out. Related videos; Weathering and Corrosion – https://youtu.be/_YExtR-RUbM How to: Paint Glass Bottles – https://youtu.be/fOsXPshvzU0 Related… More Video ‘How to: Paint a Death Guard Biologus Putrifier’

Video ‘How to: Paint Glass Bottles’

While painting up the Bioligus Putrifier for a video, I realised that about 20% of the miniature is bottles of some description, so, I held off on painting to do this video. This week, I’ll be taking you through a quick and easy method to paint glass bottles.   Thanks for watching, and if you… More Video ‘How to: Paint Glass Bottles’

Mortarion – Daemon Primarch of Nurgle, part 1 – Legs

With all the new Death Guard stuff kicking about, there was no chance I was going to miss out on Mortarion, and I pre-ordered the big lug on the first day. You may remember we did the Guilliman hobby challenge, painting up the newly returned primarch (final update here), and I thought initially that he… More Mortarion – Daemon Primarch of Nurgle, part 1 – Legs

Death Guard painting techniques, part 2

If you haven’t checked it out yet, part 1 of the Death Guard painting techniques can be found here and contains more techniques in for painting up your Death Guard miniatures. 1, Brass trim, bells, etc The brass on these miniatures is really easy to get looking good, and I’ve used this on each of my… More Death Guard painting techniques, part 2

Death Guard painting techniques, part 1

I’ve done a fair few Death Guard posts and videos, as everything is new and shiny at the moment, and there’s a lot of interest in how people are painting them, as there are a multitude of different styles and methods out there. While I give overall step by step posts, there’s never specific breakdowns… More Death Guard painting techniques, part 1

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 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: 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

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"

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

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

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