Recently, two teams from Brush and Boltgun took part in the Throne of Skulls: Doubles weekend at Warhammer World in Nottingham. This is the tale of how Adam and Dave, aka. the Astra Militarum team ’21 Command Points!’ got on…. So what is it? The Throne of Skulls: Doubles tournament weekends are held fairly regularly… More Brush and Boltgun: Tournament Report. B&B at the Doubles!
Hello and welcome to another post on my continuous series about how to paint a Dark Angels Tactical Squad. You can find the rest of the posts in the drop down menu above. This week I’m looking at how to paint the eye lenses on the helmets of the tactical squad. There are many ways… More How To: Paint Dark Angels Tactical Squad (Lenses)
Hello and welcome to another post on my continuous series about how to paint a Dark Angels Tactical Squad. You can find the rest of the posts in the drop down menu above. This week I am looking at how to paint the coils of plasma weapons. A popular method is to use OSL (object… More How To: Paint Dark Angels Tactical Squad (Plasma)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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’
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
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)
Adam: Nine? there has been nine of these things? It’s hard to imagine we are now three quarters of the way through our challenge and there is still so much to do. There has been no progress this week on my Night Lords or Age of Sigmar forces, but I have managed to get myself into… More March to War – 9th Update
Happy New Year and welcome to another post from us here at The Brush and Boltgun. Not content with starting the new year by making things any easier for ourselves, we bring you another challenge. This time it is the “March to War 2018” challenge. This is a hobby challenge organised and promoted by the… More March to War 2018 – Local Hobby Challenge
Today’s video is all about painting red, and a quick and easy method of getting a red cloak from undercoat to painted up ready for your tabletop. The same technique can be used on red armour, so it’s a handy method to know. A step by step post will be uploaded to this site soon… More How To Video Series: Painting Red
When I first started airbrushing I wish there had been a post telling me what to do. It was all trial and error to start off with. (Rather a lot of error in fact!) I often hear people say, ‘Oh, I would like to try airbrushing, but I have no idea where to start.’ So,… More Introduction to Airbrushing
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.
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
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?
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
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
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
Welcome to our new blog! We’ll post some information up here shortly.