Video ‘How to: paint a Stormcast Eternals’ Lord-Celestant’

In this video I’ll be talking through a quick and easy method of painting up a Stormcast Eternals Lord-Celestant to get them looking great for the tabletop. A slowtime tutorial on how to paint the Stormcast Eternals’ gold armour can be found here. Again, the periods of the video with no speech are extra quiet… More Video ‘How to: paint a Stormcast Eternals’ Lord-Celestant’

Death Guard Land Raider project – The Disco Tank, part 3

If you’ve just arrived with this Land Raider, then you’ve missed parts one and two, which detail how I’ve decorated the inside of the vehicle. With the rough base coats done for all of the tank bar the smaller detailed areas, it was time to start on the washes. Below you can see some parts… More Death Guard Land Raider project – The Disco Tank, part 3

Saga Sunday – Battle Report: Byzantines vs Anglo-Danes

It was a humid August evening when 6 point armies of Byzantines and Anglo-Danes faced off on the outskirts of Bewerden, to thrash out a disagreement over a spilt flagon, a mislaid haunch of lamb and the rights to baths with underfloor heating. When Adam rolled for a random rule/event it left us getting double… More Saga Sunday – Battle Report: Byzantines vs Anglo-Danes

Army Showcase: Ptolemaic Egyptians (Macedonian Successors)

Something a bit different for today’s post! 28mm Ancients! My Ptolemaic Egyptian army was started for a campaign using the Warhammer Ancient Battles (WAB) rules. Remember them? You are old, like me! I had always liked the look of the Macedonians but liked the fact that their Successor armies were a bit more varied and exciting. This… More Army Showcase: Ptolemaic Egyptians (Macedonian Successors)

Video ‘How to: Paint a Stormcast Liberator’

In this video I’ll be talking through a quick and easy method of painting up a Stormcast Liberator to get them looking great for the tabletop. A full list of paints used can be found below the video here, and on youtube. On a related note, a slowtime tutorial on how to paint the Stormcast… More Video ‘How to: Paint a Stormcast Liberator’

Death Guard Land Raider project – The Disco Tank, part 2

Welcome to part 2 of the Death Guard Land Raider project. If you’ve not seen part one, you can see that here. The main ‘plan’ now was to get the interior painted up. The seats were painted with Vallejo Russian Uniform WW2, while the engine was painted up with Citadel’s Skullcrusher Brass and Leadbelcher, and… More Death Guard Land Raider project – The Disco Tank, part 2

Death Guard Land Raider project – The Disco Tank

When Dark Imperium was released last year, I was blown away by the Death Guard miniatures, and I started collecting Death Guard for Warhammer 40k. This in turn led me to Maggotkin of Nurgle for Warhammer Age of Sigmar, and between the two of them, I amassed a lot of Nurglings. Now reading through the… More Death Guard Land Raider project – The Disco Tank

How to: Paint Stormcast Eternal Sequitors, Part 2

If you’ve not come across it yet, part 1 of the guide can be found here. The final part of the Sequitor posts will get the miniatures finished and looking great for the table top. Bases The bases were painted almost identically to the Shadespire Stormcast that I painted here. With the easy to build… More How to: Paint Stormcast Eternal Sequitors, Part 2

15mm Madness! Starting a Flames of War US Army.

Why? Why do I need another army? Why, in fact, do I need a whole new game system? On top of that, why do I need to start collecting an entirely different scale models? I am sure these are questions that all gamers ask themselves at some point in their gaming career. In the past,… More 15mm Madness! Starting a Flames of War US Army.

Video ‘How to: Paint Stormcast Eternals’ Gold Armour’

In this video I’ll be demonstrating a quick and easy method of painting Stormcast Eternals’ gold armour. There are a lot of ways to paint gold, but this is the way I prefer. I’ve linked another method of painting gold armour below, which Mike posted up for his custodes a while back. For this tutorial… More Video ‘How to: Paint Stormcast Eternals’ Gold Armour’

How to: Paint Stormcast Eternal Sequitors, Part 1

When the second edition of Age of Sigmar was released a few weeks ago, not only did Soul Wars bring a newer, tighter set of rules, it also brought a host of superb new miniatures. The Stormcast Eternals, usually clad in their gold armour and looking a little plain, now had a variety of new… More How to: Paint Stormcast Eternal Sequitors, Part 1

How to: Paint Dark Angels Tactical Squad (Chapter Symbols & White)

Hello and welcome to the continuation of my posts on how to paint Warhammer 40,000 Dark Angels. If you haven’t been keeping up, you can read the first post here. Today’s post looks at how to get a nice white colour on the Dark Angels chapter badges and other assorted iconography. Many people worry about… More How to: Paint Dark Angels Tactical Squad (Chapter Symbols & White)

How to: Paint Dark Angels Tactical Squad (Silver & Weapons)

Hello and welcome to another Dark Angels post here on the Brush and Boltgun. This post is a continuation of the how to guide on painting Dark Angels, and you can find the first part of the post by clicking here. In this post I’m going to look at painting the silver, which you can… More How to: Paint Dark Angels Tactical Squad (Silver & Weapons)

Drach’nyen – Abaddon the Despoiler’s Demon Sword

About four or five years ago, I was collecting a small force of Red Corsairs because I really liked the fluff, and Huron Blackheart was a complete fiend. Eventually I grew a little weary of the colours – I’d painted a lot of red in the past, and I didn’t feel that the Huron miniature… More Drach’nyen – Abaddon the Despoiler’s Demon Sword

Video ‘How to: Paint Stormcast Sequitors’

In this video I’ll be talking through a quick and easy method of painting up the Easy to Build Stormcast Sequitor Prime. Although it covers the whole miniature, I’ll be posting a video of how to do specific parts (shields, gold, etc) for the Stormcast in the next few weeks. This was a great miniature… More Video ‘How to: Paint Stormcast Sequitors’

Age of Sigmar Battle Report: Empire vs Nurgle

Follow my blog with Bloglovin It was a warm June day when Adam’s Old Empire formed up against Rob’s Maggotkin of Nurgle in a 500 point scrap to the death. It was the first time we’ve faced off against each other. Rob – 500 points sounded like a lot when we first started playing. Turns… More Age of Sigmar Battle Report: Empire vs Nurgle

How to: Paint Saga Anglo-Dane Warriors, Part 2

Welcome to part 2 of the tutorial. If you’ve missed the first part, you can find it here. This is the final part for the Anglo-Dane warriors, but the techniques shown in these two posts can generally be used for the Gripping Beast Plastics shown, regardless of which army they belong to. The only difference… More How to: Paint Saga Anglo-Dane Warriors, Part 2

How to: Paint Saga Anglo-Dane Warriors, Part 1

Saga is a game I’ve recently gotten into, and you can see my first forays into Dark Age gaming here. Having painted up twelve hearthguard and twelve warriors for my Anglo Dane force, I decided to crack on and do a tutorial of the quick and easy way I paint them up. It’s allowed me… More How to: Paint Saga Anglo-Dane Warriors, Part 1

How to: Paint Dark Angels Tactical Squad (Green Armour)

Hello, and welcome to the Brush and Boltgun. Today I’m going to talk you through painting the green armour for the Dark Angels chapter of Space Marines from Warhammer 40,000. This is a really simple technique to get a good green. The first thing to do is to give your models a basecoat/prime of a… More How to: Paint Dark Angels Tactical Squad (Green Armour)

Video ‘How to: Paint Putrid Blightkings’

In this video I’ll be talking through a quick and easy method of painting up a Putrid Blightking so they’ll look great on the tabletop. A list of paints used is beneath the video. Paints Used: Citadel Leadbelcher Citadel Mephiston Red Citadel Deepkin Flesh Citadel Ulthuan Grey Citadel Rakarth Flesh Citadel Abbadon Black Citadel Retributor… More Video ‘How to: Paint Putrid Blightkings’

Saga Sunday: Anglo-Dane progress update and rules

Since the last update, I’ve been meaning to crack on with some Warhammer 30k stuff for our big game in July. Unfortunately I’ve been hooked on Saga, something which hasn’t helped the big game, but has meant I’ve made a lot of progress on my Anglo-Danes. The initial picture is set up almost identically to… More Saga Sunday: Anglo-Dane progress update and rules

Mortarion – Daemon Primarch of Nurgle, part 7

It’s here! It’s finally here! The final, seventh slice of Mortarion. As I write this, he’s actually been finished for just over a month, but I’ve been working on other things and trying to get some interesting and different posts done – I’m sure there’s only so much Nurgle a site can hold. The Wings… More Mortarion – Daemon Primarch of Nurgle, part 7

Carolingian Saga Post 4: The Last Post!

At the time of writing, we are now six weeks on from the start of my Saga challenge and I have succeeded beyond my wildest dreams. I have completed nine points of troops: eight of Carolingians and also a unit of mercenary Steppe Nomads! That is three units of Hearthguard: Five units of Warriors: One Warlord and… More Carolingian Saga Post 4: The Last Post!

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

Video ‘How to: Paint Corroded Plate Armour

In this video I’ll be talking through a quick and easy method of painting corroded and weathered plate armour. This miniature is one of the Putrid Blightkings from Games Workshop, and a future video will detail how to paint the full miniature. While you’re here, why not subscribe to the channel so you won’t miss… More Video ‘How to: Paint Corroded Plate Armour

Saga Sunday: Progress on the Anglo Danes

Well this week has been a fairly busy one, and not a whole lot of progress has been made on the Anglo-Danes. I spent a few nights painting up the shoulders for one of my Imperial Knights for Warhammer 40k/30k, then cut one of the Knight arms apart so I could magnetise the weapons and… More Saga Sunday: Progress on the Anglo Danes

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