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 I’m going to demonstrate something that can often be quite difficult to get right, gold. This is a really quick method for getting good looking… More How To: Paint Dark Angels Tactical Squad (Gold Symbols)
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. In this post I am going to demonstrate how to get a beige cloth on Dark Angels sergeants and Veterans. It could also be used for… More How To: Paint Dark Angels Tactical Squad (Cloth)
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. In this post I will demonstrate how to paint the cord tassels that appear on some Dark Angels and Space Marine models. This method can be… More How to: Paint Dark Angels Tactical Squad (Cord Tassels)
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. This time I will be demonstrating how to paint the chest eagles for some Dark Angels Tactical Marines. Usually I paint Space Marine chest eagles in… More How To: Paint Dark Angels Tactical Squad (Chest Eagles)
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. This post will concentrate on how to paint the oath paper parchment parts of purity seals. This is the same method I use for all my… More How to: Paint Dark Angels Tactical Squad (Purity Seals Parchment)
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, I’m going to demonstrate how to get the red for the tactical badges and purity seals on a Dark Angels Tactical Squad. You can use… More How To: Paint Dark Angels Tactical Squad (Red Symbols/Purity Seals)
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)
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)
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
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)
We’re half-way through February, and that means half-way through the challenge. That means that we should be pretty far ahead with what we’re doing. There should be lots of shiny models covered in paint to show off. Read on to see just how much we’re lying to ourselves and just what’s been going on over… More March to War – 6th Update
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
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
Painting a Games Workshop Realm of Battle Tile can be quite daunting. This video will show some methods that can be used used on any kinda of tabletop gaming board. The tools are in the video. If you have any questions, comment below. The music was kindly supplied by Scare Tactics, and you can find… More Video: How to Paint a Realm of Battle Tile
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)
Back in August I visited Stockholm and Helsinki. I was off to Helsinki for Worldcon, the World Science Fiction Convention, and went to Stockholm on the way, because why not? I’d always wanted to visit. Not only did I fall in love with Stockholm, but I started learning the language. (Hej och välkommen till alla… More Games Workshop Stockholm & Games Workshop Helsinki
A quick video on how to use grass tufts. Using Army Painter super glue and Citadel Grass Tufts.
If you’ve not read Part 1 yet, it’s here, and it will bring you up to speed on how to get to the start of this one. Where to start with the final part? The base. The plastic bases that Games Workshop make are pretty decent, and really easy to paint up so that they… More How to: Paint a Death Guard Bloat Drone Part 2
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"
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’m currently painting some Adeptus Mechanicus (Skitarii) stuff for a local doubles tournament. I’ve gone for the Metalica forge world, apparently because I’m mad. I basecoat all my models with an airbrush and Vallejo’s black primer. This is my Onager before painting. My Skitarii rangers are a bit further along: The metal parts were… More Adeptus Mechanicus
Welcome to our new blog! We’ll post some information up here shortly.