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)
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)
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)
When I was sorting out some models last year, I discovered an old Warhammer 40,000 Rogue Trader Space Marine. He must have been one of my brother’s models, as I never actually had any RTB01 Space Marines. I thought it would be cool to paint him in a colour scheme befitting the Rogue Trader era… More How to Paint a Regulation Imperial Issue Battledress Space Marine
Welcome back to our continuing series on “How to Paint Heresy Era Iron Hands.” In this section I’m going to look at how to paint the eye-lenses on your Iron Hands. This method can also be used for any lights on equipment or vehicles. For my Iron Hands I’ve gone for blue lenses as this… More How to Paint Heresy Era Iron Hands – Part 5 (Lenses)
Often it seems that my posts are in a reaction to something Rob has posted (yes, I am that petty), but I like to think they’re also good techniques that you can employ to improve your miniatures as well. Rob posted a blog post about using the bases of your models for baiting your opponent… More Basing Your Models for the Best Effect
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"
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)
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
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)
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
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?
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
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
Welcome to our new blog! We’ll post some information up here shortly.