How to: Paint a Dark Disciple

With the release of Games Workshop’s new Chaos Space Marines came a new Dark Apostle miniature. I loved the original, but the finecast on mine seemed to become brittle, and eventually I became sick of gluing pieces of him back on and binned him. Being plastic, the new one suffers with none of those problems,… More How to: Paint a Dark Disciple

Video ‘How to: Paint a quick and easy Tempered Metal Effect’

It’s a Bank Holiday Bonus video. In this video I’ll be showing you how to paint a quick and easy tempered/scorched metal effect. I tend to use this on my meltaguns, and from the picture on the video you can see the effects on two Sons of Horus Breachers. This can be done over a… More Video ‘How to: Paint a quick and easy Tempered Metal Effect’

Video ‘How to: Paint a Black Legion Obliterator’

In this video I’ll be painting up one of the new obliterator miniatures. With these basic techniques you should be able to get your obliterators painted up and looking great on your tabletop. I’ll be working on a fair few of the miniatures from Shadowspear and new Chaos Space Marine miniatures over the next few… More Video ‘How to: Paint a Black Legion Obliterator’

Video ‘How to: Paint Fire and Flames’

In this short tutorial, I’ll be showing you a quick and easy method of painting fire and flames. I’m using the Master of Possession miniature from the new Warhammer 40,000 Shadowspear box as he has four burning skulls to demonstrate on. It’s a really limited palette, and the whole technique takes about 20 minutes to… More Video ‘How to: Paint Fire and Flames’

How to: Paint Death Guard Lord of Contagion

With the Dark Imperium Warhammer 40k starter box, you were introduced to some awesome new chaps, one of which was the one in the middle below, the Lord of Contagion. Now as the new 40k miniatures stand a little taller than the old, he’s a pretty daunting miniature when you stand him next to Chaos… More How to: Paint Death Guard Lord of Contagion

Start to Finish: Perry Miniatures’ French Dragoons (pt. 1)

As the guys at Brush and Boltgun know, I’m not the guy to show you how to paint display standard models. I don’t have the patience, skill or ability to see colours enough to sit there and meticulously layer a model to look like it’s about to get off the table and stab you with… More Start to Finish: Perry Miniatures’ French Dragoons (pt. 1)

How to: Paint Space Wolf Primaris, part 2

If you’ve not read part one of this tutorial, head here to see how to paint the armour. Skin The skin on the Space Wolves was done using only three colours, more if it was a face with a wound of some sort. On the model below (nicknamed John Bernthal) the skin was based with… More How to: Paint Space Wolf Primaris, part 2

Video ‘How to: Paint a Space Wolf Primaris Reiver

In this video I’ll be painting up A Primaris Reiver for my Space Wolf Kill Team. It’s a pretty basic paint job, but looks great on the tabletop. The video starts with the miniature undercoated in Army Painter Wolf Grey (which is pretty much identical to Citadel Russ Grey – my eyes can’t tell the… More Video ‘How to: Paint a Space Wolf Primaris Reiver

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’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)

Video ‘How to: Paint a Primaris Space Wolf

As a bit of a change from the greenskins, in this video I’ll be painting up one of my Space Wolf Kill Team. It’s a pretty basic paint job, but looks great on the tabletop. What does everyone think of the Primaris miniatures? It’s the first I’ve painted and I found it really nice to… More Video ‘How to: Paint a Primaris Space Wolf

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 – 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’