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

Hobby Guilt – The saga continues

Rob We’ve been at this a few weeks now, and despite everything, I’ve still not stuck to the exact script of trying to clear out the backlog. This has been in no way helped by Necromunda being released. Since it’s release, I’ve primed all of the scenery with Games Workshop’s Stormvermin Fur spray and put… More Hobby Guilt – The saga continues

Hobby Guilt Season 3rd Update

Adam: Hi all. Apologies for missing last week’s instalment. Travelling with work got in the way, so all that really happened was that my models from Perry miniatures arrived, and there was much rejoicing. Unfortunately, this week’s progress hasn’t been particularly exciting either. This hobby challenge is definitely proving more of a grind than Blitzkrieg.… More Hobby Guilt Season 3rd Update

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’

Mortarion – Daemon Primarch of Nurgle, part 4

This week I continued from where I left off, on the base. I started by painting all the pustules and boils with a mix of Citadel Averland Sunset and Vallejo White, before adding Citadel Carroburg Crimson shade around these areas. I also added Carroburg Crimson to the areas surrounding the tears in the flesh/stone. I… More Mortarion – Daemon Primarch of Nurgle, part 4

Mortarion – Daemon Primarch of Nurgle, part 3

As I was saying in part 2, my initial plan to paint this in stages came unstuck because of how the model goes together, so my usual order of painting went out the window. This week, I’ve mainly been painting up the base and going over his cloak. At the end of part 2, his… More Mortarion – Daemon Primarch of Nurgle, part 3

The Brush and Boltgun “Hobby Guilt” Season

Here at the Brush and Boltgun we have decided that November and December will be our “Hobby Guilt” months. “What does that mean?” I hear you ask. Well, rather than starting a new challenge, we thought it would be a good idea to make some progress on all of those half finished hobby projects that… More The Brush and Boltgun “Hobby Guilt” Season

Mortarion – Daemon Primarch of Nurgle, part 2

Last week I posted about painting up Mortarion’s legs (here), and this week I’m carrying on with him, but in a slightly different way. I’d planned on painting him up in stages, so legs, cloak and backpack, etc, but discovered that in order to paint him like that, I kept having to handle each side… More Mortarion – Daemon Primarch of Nurgle, part 2

Video ‘How to: Paint Typhus, Herald of Nurgle’

In this week’s video, we’ll be painting up the Death Guard’s one and only Typhus, Herald of Nurgle. Paints Used:- Vallejo Model Air Rust Vallejo Model Air Steel Vallejo Model Colour White Vallejo Russian Uniform WWII Vallejo Model Colour Basic Skintone Vallejo Model Colour Dark Seagreen Vallejo Model Colour London Grey Citadel Xereus Purple Citadel… More Video ‘How to: Paint Typhus, Herald of Nurgle’

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

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

How to: Paint Grand Master Voldus

When the Triumvirate of the Primarch was released several months back, Mike and I painted up Ultramarine Primarch Roboute Guilliman as our April Hobby Challenge. Once done, the rest of the stuff was put away in a draw and forgotten about, until now. I have a small, but points expensive Grey Knights force, and wanted… More How to: Paint Grand Master Voldus

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"

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"

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

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

April Hobby Challenge: Roboute Guilliman Week 3 Update

Well, the end of the third week is upon us, and it brings with it a feeling of dread that I’m going to be painting Guilliman for the rest of my life. Or at least for the next week and a bit. I’ve made a fair bit of progress since last week, and I put it… More April Hobby Challenge: Roboute Guilliman Week 3 Update