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

Review: Escape the Dark Castle, by Themeborne

On the 31st May 2017, Themeborne – then only a year or so old – launched a Kickstarter for the tabletop game, Escape the Dark Castle. The game itself is for 1-4 players – handy if no one else is around – and takes around thirty minutes to play. When I checked out the  Kickstarter,… More Review: Escape the Dark Castle, by Themeborne

Saga Sunday: A Beginner starting Anglo-Danes

When I read Adam’s post about Saga back in February (read it here) something got its hooks in me and wouldn’t let go. It could have been the pull of plastics that I don’t yet have waiting to be painted, but after reading about the rules and the game itself, I realised that I’d finally… More Saga Sunday: A Beginner starting Anglo-Danes

Plaguebearer Painting Techniques, part 2

Welcome to the second part of the Plaguebearer Painting Techniques guide, where I’ll be showing the remaining parts of how I paint the Plaguebearers. Part one is here, so if you haven’t had a look yet, go and check it out, it covers all the rest of the miniatures that aren’t covered below. Blight Swords… More Plaguebearer Painting Techniques, part 2

Video ‘How to: Paint Poxwalkers’

In this video I’ll be talking through a quick and easy method of painting up Pox Walkers to get them looking great on your tabletop. While you’re here, why not subscribe to the channel so you won’t miss any of our future content? Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brushandboltgun/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brushandboltgun/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Brushandboltgun Paints Used: Vallejo Model Air Rust… More Video ‘How to: Paint Poxwalkers’

Saga Sunday- Carolingians and Pesky Proelium

It is now five weeks since my first post regarding my Carolingian force. To be honest, the amount of progress I have achieved during this time came as a bit of a shock to me. I have been quite busy since I started painting them, thanks to work, and I have also found dealing with the non-uniform… More Saga Sunday- Carolingians and Pesky Proelium

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)

Mortarion – Daemon Primarch of Nurgle, part 6

Well it’s been a fair while since I picked up Mortarion, nearly four months in fact, the last post being the 28th January. With the March to War in full swing at that point, all my efforts were focussed there, and the amount I felt I had to do on Mortarion left me a little… More Mortarion – Daemon Primarch of Nurgle, part 6

Warhammer Fest 2018 Review (Picture Heavy)

Warhammer Fest On Sunday the 13th May, Mike, Dave , Chris, and I headed to the Ricoh Arena in Coventry to attend the second day of Warhammer Fest (Games Workshop’s annual event). The arena itself was set up almost identically to last year, with the Forge World sales area at one end of the main… More Warhammer Fest 2018 Review (Picture Heavy)

Video ‘How to: Paint Foul Blightspawn

In this video I’ll be talking through how I painted up a Death Guard Foul Blightspawn from start to finish. Each of the methods is very simple, but it gives a great overall effect for your miniature. Paint list below video. For this tutorial you will need the following: Paints Used: Vallejo Model Air Rust… More Video ‘How to: Paint Foul Blightspawn

Saga Sunday- Carolingians

One month on since my last post on Brush and Boltgun and I have managed to change a pile of unpainted metal Carolingians into, well, a partially painted pile of metal Carolingians! I have had great fun painting these models. I am a massive fan of some of the Gripping Beast miniatures, whilst others fall into the ‘questionable’… More Saga Sunday- Carolingians

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)

Saga II: the Saga continues…

As Adam mentioned last week, the new edition of Saga has come out and we are all a quite excited about it! Unfortunately, my beloved Normans have changed drastically; the mounted warriors in the list now have to be equipped with javelins, which makes them very susceptible to damage, and they are no longer fit… More Saga II: the Saga continues…

Despoiling through the snow: Frostgrave

Of the many games which has taken off in the past few years, Frostgrave seems to be the one that a lot of people have gotten into over a short period of time (it’s still less than two years old, released July 2015). I’m sure there are many reasons for this, and though a lot… More Despoiling through the snow: Frostgrave

Video ‘How To: Paint Death Guard Stomach Mouths’

In this short tutorial, I’ll be demonstrating a quick and easy method of painting up the mouths that some Death Guard have on their stomachs/chests. It has been covered in another tutorial, but this is entirely focused on getting the mouth looking great. For this tutorial you’ll need the following paints: Citadel Mephiston Red Citadel… More Video ‘How To: Paint Death Guard Stomach Mouths’

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 Death Guard Plague Knives’

In this short tutorial, I’ll be demonstrating a quick and easy method of painting up the Death Guard Plague Knives. The same method can be used for pretty much all Death Guard weapons. It has been covered in a number of the other tutorials, but this is entirely focussed on getting the plague knives looking… More Video ‘How to: Paint Death Guard Plague Knives’

Video ‘How to: Paint a Death Guard Tallyman’

In this video I’ll be talking through how I painted up a Death Guard Tallyman from start to finish. Each of the methods is very simple, but it gives a great overall effect for your miniature. For this video I used: Paints: Vallejo Model Air Rust Vallejo Model Air Steel Vallejo Model Colour White Vallejo… More Video ‘How to: Paint a Death Guard Tallyman’

How to: Paint Cypher, Lord of the Fallen

When I first planned to do a Fallen army, I wasn’t too keen on the miniature for Cypher, the Lord of the Fallen. As a mysterious character, it was pretty good, but it didn’t wow me. Thankfully, when the Triumvirate of the Primarch appeared on the shelves, it included a new Cypher miniature, and it… More How to: Paint Cypher, Lord of the Fallen

Model Showcase: Aquaman (By Knight Models)

My best friend is a massive fan of DC Comic’s Aquaman. Having exhausted quite a lot of other Aquaman gifts, and not really following or knowing where the comics are up to, I needed something else. So, I decided to paint Knight Models Aqauman for a Christmas Present: Normally I start with a black undercoat,… More Model Showcase: Aquaman (By Knight Models)

March to War 2018 – 10th Update

Ten updates! Count them, ten! That’s ten whole posts of hobby goodness from us here at the Brush and Boltgun. We’re well into the challenge now, with only a couple of weeks left for us to get 2018 points both built and painted. Let’s see how we’re getting on… Mike: I’m not going to do… More March to War 2018 – 10th Update

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’