Justaerin on the cheap: Painting Sons of Horus Justaerin

The Justaerin are part of Horus’s elite troops within the Sons of Horus, and … When I came to buy some of the Justaerin, I checked the Forge World miniatures first, but hesitated because, when funds are limited, it’s a big chunk to pay out for five miniatures – despite how nice they are. Instead… More Justaerin on the cheap: Painting Sons of Horus Justaerin

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

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)

Summer Challenge 2017 Roundup

This year’s summer hobby challenge was painting primarchs Ferrus Manus and Horus the Warmaster. The Forge World models are incredibly detailed models worthy of any painting challenge. Here are our results: Each week we posted updates on how were were getting along with the challenge. If you’d like to read them to see how we… More Summer Challenge 2017 Roundup

Summer Hobby Challenge: Ferrus Manus and Horus Lupercal Week Final Update

The end is nigh! Finally we’re at the last post. As I type, hoping that my finger doesn’t pop open and leak blood over my keyboard, I’m doubly pleased that I’ve reached the end of painting Horus. I’ve really enjoyed painting him, and the added bonus is that both Mike and I have a fully… More Summer Hobby Challenge: Ferrus Manus and Horus Lupercal Week Final Update

Summer Hobby Challenge: Ferrus Manus and Horus Lupercal Week 8 Update

I’ve done very little to Ferrus Manus this week, as my parents have been here to stay, but I think it’s the kind of very little that is very important. As you know from last week, the flesh and majority of the base is done. So this week, I got to start working on the… More Summer Hobby Challenge: Ferrus Manus and Horus Lupercal Week 8 Update

Summer Hobby Challenge: Ferrus Manus and Horus Lupercal Week 7 Update

After the long and drawn out stair affair of last month, I wanted to paint a little more fun this week, and cracked on with Horus. Now I’d finished the tassets and his head, so continued working on the bronze colours of the armour. Before I started the bronze, I went around the whole miniature,… More Summer Hobby Challenge: Ferrus Manus and Horus Lupercal Week 7 Update

Summer Hobby Challenge: Ferrus Manus and Horus Lupercal Week 6 Update

I know I keep saying this, but I feel like I’m getting nowhere fast with this model. Check out last week’s update to see where we got up to so far. As you can see, it’s slow going. But I suppose it’s important not to rush a model that’s this special. I wanted to make… More Summer Hobby Challenge: Ferrus Manus and Horus Lupercal Week 6 Update

Model Showcase: Garviel Loken

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

Painting Basics: Battle Damage

Battle damage on miniatures can be something you either love or hate on miniatures. I used to hate it, reasoning, why would you want to paint a figure well, then make it look battered. R Kid’s Black Templars look stunning, as they are pristine, armour polished and not a chafe in sight. Nowadays I like… More Painting Basics: Battle Damage