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
This week for something different I have invited Stuart Barker along to Brush and Boltgun to write a guest post for us. Back in February, Stu’s gorgeous paint work on Khârn the Bloody was featured by Forge World themselves, and I though it would be an excellent opportunity for him to showcase the model and tell… More Guest Post: Khârn The Bloody by Stuart Barker
Today we’ve posted up the second How To video tutorial over on Youtube and embedded down below, and it’s the video version of the How to paint: Gemstones post we put up here last week. If you have a watch of the video and like what you see, please subscribe to our channel and give… More How to: Paint Gemstones
So we’re now at the end of the second week of our hobby challenge and it’s about time for an update. Easter has been quite a distraction from painting this week, but I’ve still managed to get some bits down. It’s slow going, but going none-the-less. I managed to finish the gold on Guilliman. There’s… More April Hobby Challenge: Robout Guilliman Week 2 Update
One of the techniques which can really add to a model is the painting of gemstones. Years ago I was content with painting them the chosen colour and putting a layer of gloss varnish over the top so that they had a shine, but then I found out the way to paint them, which can… More Painting basics: Gemstones
Here at the Brush & Boltgun we are branching out into videos. The first video of a new series we’re calling “How To” is available for you to view. This is all about cleaning up your models before you paint them (more info below): Tools used: Citadel Mouldline Remover Tamiya Extra Thin Glue E.M.A. Plastic… More How To Video Series – How To Clean Up Your Models For Painting.
Well, a week has passed since we started the challenge of painting up Roboute Guilliman, the recently returned Primarch of the Ultramarines, and there still seems to be a long way to go. For the past week, I’ve been concentrating on the blue of his armour, taking my time to get into all the detailed… More April Hobby Challenge: Roboute Guilliman Week 1 Update
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
With our Robot Guilliman Monthly Hobby Challenge which started on Saturday, I thought it’d be a good time to show the box and all the hobby goodness contained within for anyone that hasn’t yet had the chance to see it. The arrival of a primarch in Warhammer 40k is something that people have discussed for years,… More Triumvirate of the Primarch – Unboxing
Every month on The Brush & Boltgun we will be having a hobby challenge. It’s a great way to give yourself an incentive to get some hobby done, be it modelling, converting, or painting, and it’s also a great way to showcase your work. Starting on the 1st of each month, Rob and I will… More April Hobby Challenge – Roboute Guilliman
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
The Brush and Boltgun has had a little makeover! That’s right, we’re pleased to promote and show off our brand new, shiny logo. Made by Rob (I cannot draw – no seriously!) we think it shows off everything that Brush and Boltgun is about, but in a nice, simple, easy to recognise package. Rob has… More The Emperor’s New… Logo?
A colleague of mine is about to start work on a Wild West film. For one of the props he bought this water bottle, a classic western trope: The only problem is that it’s a bit modern and clean looking. So I offered to dirty it up for him. I did this in the same… More Weathering
I love the Breacher miniatures. I’ll get that out of the way now, then I can carry on without making a fuss. With all the models for the Sons of Horus army I’m building, I’ve tried to give them a battered look as though they’ve been through the wars already, so apologies if you’re looking… More Sons of Horus Breachers
Following on from the conversions that Mike and me made for the Master of Signals (here), here’s the paint scheme I’ve used for him. I’ve started this post off with the base coats done. Lupercal Green (FW) and Sons of Horus Green (FW) and Model Air Rust (VJ). Next I started to add the black.… More Master of signals
For about three years, I spent my time collecting Space Wolves. I liked the Vikingness of them, and the Chapter’s colours too, so, I amassed a battle company, and chose Bran Redmaw to lead it. Now prior to starting them, there wasn’t a Bran Redmaw miniature, so I’d constructed one from the plastic Space Wolf… More How to paint Space Wolves part 1: Geigor Fell-Hand painted as Bran Redmaw, Wolf Lord
It’s arrived! I’m going to be spending the rest of the evening reading this. I’ll post up a proper review sometime soon. We’d also like to announce our new Twitter and Instagram profiles. Both share the name Brushandboltgun.
Aberrants! Bless em, meant to be a decent hybrid, ended up a bit like Sloth from the Goonies but with extra arms. And pick axes. And hammers. Anyway, they’re part of the Deathwatch: Overkill game, and like all the rest, they’re really good miniatures. With the four miniatures being push fit, it looks as though… More Genestealer Cults – Part 3 – Aberrants
The final part for the Neophytes is pretty straight forward, although I’ve failed to take pictures of the paints. I can remember them though, so despair not, you will know by the end. If you’ve not looked at part one yet, you can find it here. So this is where we were up to. Handsome… More Genestealer Cults – Part 2 – Neophytes
When I first started playing 40K, many, many moons ago, Genestealer Cults were a thing, and my pal John had one. We scratch-built two limos, and had the minis from Space Hulk, Genestealer and a load of the metal miniatures. When the Genestealer Cults were announced last year, I was a little ‘Meh’ because I… More Genestealer Cults – Part 1 – Neophytes
Back in February I posted the first two parts of a painting blog for my Skitarii. I was trying to get them ready for a doubles tournament and my local Games Workshop, so I decided that, rather than posted more blogs as to their progress, I should probably concentrate on getting them as close to… More Adeptus Mechanicus – Skitarii Part 3
Frostgrave, where to start? Well, A while ago, one of my pals, Phil, pointed out Frostgrave to me. Now loving Necromunda, and missing the opportunity for Mordheim through lack of people to game with, I loved it on sight. Literally. Six months later I have loads of stuff for it and have yet to play… More Christmas in the Underworld – Demons from Frostgrave
So, I’ve been continuing with my Skitarii. The next stage is layering the cloaks with Citadel Pallid Wych Flesh. Here they are half and half to see the comparison between Pallid Wych Flesh and Rakarth Flesh. And then completed: Before finishing the white cloaks, I thought it would be a good idea to paint the… More Adeptus Mechanicus – Skitarii
So, I’m currently painting some Adeptus Mechanicus (Skitarii) stuff for a local doubles tournament. I’ve gone for the Metalica forge world, apparently because I’m mad. I basecoat all my models with an airbrush and Vallejo’s black primer. This is my Onager before painting. My Skitarii rangers are a bit further along: The metal parts were… More Adeptus Mechanicus
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