9 Shades of Green – How to: Paint Ork Skin

With Orktober finally here, it’s all gone green at my particular part of Brush and Boltgun. Nurgle is on a nearby shelf, Stormcast are waiting for their turn under the brush, and the greenskins have burst onto the desktop like a spiky green plague. Prior to the Kommando nob and Painboy that we’ve covered this… More 9 Shades of Green – How to: Paint Ork Skin

Video – ‘Paint the Adeptus Titanicus Command Bastion, Plasma Generator and Void Shield Relay’

In this video I’ll be talking through a quick and easy method of painting up three of the Adeptus Titanicus battlefield assets to get them looking great for the tabletop. This video covers the Command Bastion, Plasma Generator and Void Shield Relay. It’s using a very limited number of colours, but the results are good.… More Video – ‘Paint the Adeptus Titanicus Command Bastion, Plasma Generator and Void Shield Relay’

How to: Paint Dark Angels Tactical Squad (Chapter Symbols & White)

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)

How to: Paint Dark Angels Tactical Squad (Silver & Weapons)

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)

How to: Paint Saga Anglo-Dane Warriors, Part 1

Saga is a game I’ve recently gotten into, and you can see my first forays into Dark Age gaming here. Having painted up twelve hearthguard and twelve warriors for my Anglo Dane force, I decided to crack on and do a tutorial of the quick and easy way I paint them up. It’s allowed me… More How to: Paint Saga Anglo-Dane Warriors, Part 1

How to: Paint Dark Angels Tactical Squad (Green Armour)

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)

Video ‘How to: Paint Corroded Plate Armour

In this video I’ll be talking through a quick and easy method of painting corroded and weathered plate armour. This miniature is one of the Putrid Blightkings from Games Workshop, and a future video will detail how to paint the full miniature. While you’re here, why not subscribe to the channel so you won’t miss… More Video ‘How to: Paint Corroded Plate Armour

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

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)

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)

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)

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)

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

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’

How to: Paint Relictors Terminators

The ongoing March to War has seen me paint up the Relictors, a chapter which I was originally going to start when Dark Vengeance was released years ago. I painted up one guy, the Dark Angels robed chap, then left him alone and moved onto the Scythes of the Emperor – Another doomed project. For… More How to: Paint Relictors Terminators

Video ‘How to: Paint Nurglings’

This week’s video is a quick and easy method of painting Nurglings to get them looking great on the tabletop. The video shows how to paint one row of Nurglings, but repeat the process on each row and they’ll look like the image above. A full list of paints is below the video here, and… More Video ‘How to: Paint Nurglings’

Video ‘How to: Paint a Relictors Captain’

Today’s video is in line with my March to War 2018 attempts, and is painting up the Captain I’m using for the small Relictors force. His chaos sword isn’t painted in the video, as the effect for that will be used in a future tutorial. If you have any thoughts please comment below, and please… More Video ‘How to: Paint a Relictors Captain’

Video: How to paint Necromunda Scenery, part 1 – Barricades, door terminals and the beast’s lair

In this weeks’ video I’ll be showing quick and easy methods to get your barricades, door terminals, and the beast’s lair painted so they look great on the tabletop. All the scenery is from the Necromunda Underhive game, but the same techniques can be used on any scenery. Barricade Paints Used: Citadel Leadbelcher Shades: Citadel… More Video: How to paint Necromunda Scenery, part 1 – Barricades, door terminals and the beast’s lair

Death Guard Deathshroud Bodyguards – Part 2

Part one of this post can be found here. Since we had all the shades done at the end of part one, I started on the longest part of painting Death Guard in this way, the armour. I used a mix of watered downWhite and Citadel Ushabti Bone. Next came the corrosion. As these are pretty… More Death Guard Deathshroud Bodyguards – Part 2

How To Paint Adeptus Custodes Armour

In this video we show you how to get a nice gold armour for your Adeptus Custodes Guard Custodians and Sentinel Guard. You could also use this method for vehicles, but we will be showing a different method for that in a future video. Tools used: Citadel Nuln Oil Citadel Agrax Earthshade Forge World Clear… More How To Paint Adeptus Custodes Armour

How to Paint a Regulation Imperial Issue Battledress Space Marine

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

Video ‘How to: Paint Shadespire Orruks’

This week our video is about how to paint the Orruks from Shadespire. I’ve not gone with the regular yellow, instead choosing the blue of the Death Skulls, because all of my 40k orks are Death Skulls. Check it out here: Thanks for reading, and if you have any thoughts please comment below. While you’re… More Video ‘How to: Paint Shadespire Orruks’