How to: Paint Stormcast Retributors – featuring lumpy spray paint.

This post was meant to be all about how to paint Stormcast Retributors, in a similar vein to the Liberators, Sequitors, etc that I’ve already covered. Firstly, I always start by spraying them with Retributor Armour, as I find the spray the best base colour. As usual, this post starts with them sprayed with Retributor… More How to: Paint Stormcast Retributors – featuring lumpy spray paint.

How to Paint: Quick and Easy Horses (Part 2 of 2)

Carrying on from my previous post on painting horses, we continue to go for a quick and easy look, a gaming standard suitable for the battlefield. Last time we covered getting the base colours and highlights on the flesh, mane and tail. This time we are going to look at the detailing that really makes… More How to Paint: Quick and Easy Horses (Part 2 of 2)

The Brush and Boltgun Hallowe’en Special

Booo! Welcome to our special Hallowe’en post! As Hallowe’en was on a Wednesday this year, we thought it would be a good opportunity to post about some spooky miniatures or scenery we’ve been working on, to keep things on Ghosts and ghouls aplenty.   Adam Asked to contribute something to our Halloween post was a… More The Brush and Boltgun Hallowe’en Special

Kustomizationz: The Ork Shield-Wall

When I started playing about with Orks again a few weeks ago, I couldn’t help but notice the number of bare plastic and undercoated boyz. I wanted to paint them up quickly, and was going to do just that, with a quick ‘how to:’ post and video. Instead, I became distracted. One of the greatest… More Kustomizationz: The Ork Shield-Wall

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 ‘How to: Paint an Ork Painboy’

In this video I’ll be giving a tutorial on how to paint an Ork Painboy. The model itself is great and full of details that give it a lot of character, to the point where it was an impulse buy for me. I’ve pasted a few links below to relevant videos which you may find… More Video ‘How to: Paint an Ork Painboy’

Necromunda Goliath Gang – The Misfits, part 1

When Necromunda first launched way back in the 90’s, I picked it up a few months later. At the time I didn’t have much money but I had to get it. I’d played it’s forerunner ‘Confrontation’ – the rules spread out over several issues of White Dwarf that I’d purchased off a mate – for… More Necromunda Goliath Gang – The Misfits, part 1

How to: Paint Stormcast Eternal Sequitors, Part 2

If you’ve not come across it yet, part 1 of the guide can be found here. The final part of the Sequitor posts will get the miniatures finished and looking great for the table top. Bases The bases were painted almost identically to the Shadespire Stormcast that I painted here. With the easy to build… More How to: Paint Stormcast Eternal Sequitors, Part 2

How to: Paint Stormcast Eternal Sequitors, Part 1

When the second edition of Age of Sigmar was released a few weeks ago, not only did Soul Wars bring a newer, tighter set of rules, it also brought a host of superb new miniatures. The Stormcast Eternals, usually clad in their gold armour and looking a little plain, now had a variety of new… More How to: Paint Stormcast Eternal Sequitors, Part 1

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)

Carolingian Saga Post 4: The Last Post!

At the time of writing, we are now six weeks on from the start of my Saga challenge and I have succeeded beyond my wildest dreams. I have completed nine points of troops: eight of Carolingians and also a unit of mercenary Steppe Nomads! That is three units of Hearthguard: Five units of Warriors: One Warlord and… More Carolingian Saga Post 4: The Last Post!

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

Video ‘How to: Paint Poxwalkers’

In this video I’ll be talking through a quick and easy method of painting up Pox Walkers to get them looking great on your tabletop. While you’re here, why not subscribe to the channel so you won’t miss any of our future content? Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brushandboltgun/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brushandboltgun/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Brushandboltgun Paints Used: Vallejo Model Air Rust… More Video ‘How to: Paint Poxwalkers’

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)

Video ‘How to: Paint Foul Blightspawn

In this video I’ll be talking through how I painted up a Death Guard Foul Blightspawn from start to finish. Each of the methods is very simple, but it gives a great overall effect for your miniature. Paint list below video. For this tutorial you will need the following: Paints Used: Vallejo Model Air Rust… More Video ‘How to: Paint Foul Blightspawn

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)

Video ‘How To: Paint Death Guard Stomach Mouths’

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’

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

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’

Mortarion – Daemon Primarch of Nurgle, part 5

It’s been a bit of a break from Mortarion, and the Death Guard as a whole really, but I’m back on the horse and ready to carry on with him. I think the miniature itself was a little intimidating. It’s so big it takes an age, and the thought of continuing, knowing I have the… More Mortarion – Daemon Primarch of Nurgle, part 5