Justaerin on the cheap: Painting Sons of Horus Justaerin

The Justaerin are part of Horus’s elite troops within the Sons of Horus, and … When I came to buy some of the Justaerin, I checked the Forge World miniatures first, but hesitated because, when funds are limited, it’s a big chunk to pay out for five miniatures – despite how nice they are. Instead… More Justaerin on the cheap: Painting Sons of Horus Justaerin

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

How to Paint Heresy Era Iron Hands – Part 1 (Legion Colours)

Hello and welcome. Today I will be demonstrating how to get the coal black armour finish for Pre-Heresy and Horus Heresy era Iron Hands. For my Iron Hands, I wanted that oily, coal black machine look that Forge World achieved with their display models. It looks complex, bu it’s actually quite easy to achieve. You… More How to Paint Heresy Era Iron Hands – Part 1 (Legion Colours)

Forge World Horus Heresy Silver Basecoats

Hello, Today I’m going to show you how to do the silver basecoat that Forge World use for many of their Horus Heresy Space Marine Legion colour schemes. (Forge World have given out painting guides for most of the Horus Heresy legions (If you don’t have them email and ask) and a lot of them… More Forge World Horus Heresy Silver Basecoats

Legion Masters of Signal (Sons of Horus/Imperial Fists)

While we’re sorting out the new site and getting it set up how we want it, we’ll be running a few old posts from when we first started Brush and Boltgun as a bit of a #tbt (Throw Back Thursday). Our first, is our post on converting and creating our own Master of Signals for… More Legion Masters of Signal (Sons of Horus/Imperial Fists)

Video ‘How to: Paint the Fallen’

In this video I’ll be showing a quick and easy method to paint a Fallen sergeant so they’ll look great on the tabletop.. The model itself is built using parts from the Dark Angels Veterans Squad and the Burning of Prospero box. A full list of paints and equipment are below the video here, and… More Video ‘How to: Paint the Fallen’

Video ‘How to: Paint Sector Imperialis bases.’

Today’s video is a quick and easy way to paint up your Sector Imperialis bases so that they look great on the tabletop. Although the bases don’t look like much, painted up they look ace, and will make any force stand out with a little effort. Thanks for reading, and if you have any thoughts… More Video ‘How to: Paint Sector Imperialis bases.’

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

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)

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

This week I’m going to look at the next stage of painting Horus Heresy Iron Hands. In the previous post I looked at how to add the clan decals to the Iron Hands’ shoulder pads. The next stage is weathering them. There are a few different ways of weathering your models, but because these guys… More How to Paint Heresy Era Iron Hands – Part 5 (Weathering)

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’

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

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

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

The end is nigh! Finally we’re at the last post. As I type, hoping that my finger doesn’t pop open and leak blood over my keyboard, I’m doubly pleased that I’ve reached the end of painting Horus. I’ve really enjoyed painting him, and the added bonus is that both Mike and I have a fully… More Summer Hobby Challenge: Ferrus Manus and Horus Lupercal Week Final Update

Summer Hobby Challenge: Ferrus Manus and Horus Lupercal Week 8 Update

I’ve done very little to Ferrus Manus this week, as my parents have been here to stay, but I think it’s the kind of very little that is very important. As you know from last week, the flesh and majority of the base is done. So this week, I got to start working on the… More Summer Hobby Challenge: Ferrus Manus and Horus Lupercal Week 8 Update

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)

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

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

How to Paint Heresy Era Iron Hands – Part 3 (Legion Symbols)

I went through how to paint the base colours for Iron Hands in a previous blog which you can find here. Today, we’re going to carry on looking at how to paint some of the details, starting with how to paint the Iron Hands Legion symbols for the models. Iron Hands legion symbols are traditionally… More How to Paint Heresy Era Iron Hands – Part 3 (Legion Symbols)

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

Custodes Contemptor Dreadnought Work in Progress

I have always liked the idea of the Adeptus Custodes, the mysterious protectors of the Emperor. I never believed that we would get models for them, let alone to awesome range of vehicles and upgrades that Forge World are putting out. I just had to get myself some to paint and game with, even without… More Custodes Contemptor Dreadnought Work in Progress

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