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"

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

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

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)

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"

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

Video Series: How to Fix Matt Varnish Clouding

Just varnished your models and they’re ruined? Has the matt varnish gone cloudy and ruined your paintwork? Here’s an easy fix to make sure that all your hard work doesn’t go to waste! Tools used: Citadel Gloss “‘Ardcoat” Varnish Used for recording: APEMAN Action Camera 12MP 1080P Canon 600D Apple iPhone 6s Edited in Adobe… More Video Series: How to Fix Matt Varnish Clouding

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

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

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"

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: 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

Storage review and desk tour: Hobbyzone Modular Workshop System

This post is all about storage, so if you are like I was for the best part of thirty years, you’ll look at it and go ‘Meh, I have boxes with all my stuff in, it’s fine.’ However, for me, this has been a bit of an epiphany. Since I had my own desk to… More Storage review and desk tour: Hobbyzone Modular Workshop System

Model Showcase: Garviel Loken

This week sees the introduction of our new series: Model Showcase. We plan to use these particular posts to show off cool models, rather than simply painting guides. We’ve already seem something like this in Stuart Barker’s excellent Khårn post, and we do hope to bring you plenty of guest posts in the future. For… More Model Showcase: Garviel Loken

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

April Hobby Challenge: Roboute Guilliman Final Update

So we’ve come to the end of the month already. Where did it go? I still felt like I had so much of the model left to paint. I’ve you’ve been following the hobby challenge you will have seen that all I had painted up to this point was the blue basecoat, the gold, and… More April Hobby Challenge: Roboute Guilliman Final Update

Deadzone Dossiers – A Deadzone Anthology

Yesterday saw the release of Mantic Games’ Deadzone Dossiers – A Deadzone Anthology short story anthology. As well as painting miniatures for fun, both Mike and I are also published authors, and I’m pleased to say that one of my short stories, Junkerstown, is in the anthology. My story follows a team of pathfinders who… More Deadzone Dossiers – A Deadzone Anthology