For a project that was meant to finish mid-October, I have some explaining to do. Alas, with these things life and sometimes massive hobby distractions get in the way. In this case, It was definitely the former, ripping the spare room out and starting from scratch. Now that’s out the way, I am finally able… More Saga Sunday: Poles Apart 3. A Useable Force
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)
So, there’s a new boy in town in the Saga Universes. He’s a bit bigger, better dressed and armoured than the old guy and MUCH more religious. Yes, Studio Tomahawk have updated their Crescent and Cross Supplement and the result is Saga: Age of Crusades! This supplement has been around for a few months now,… More Poles Apart: Saga Age Of Crusades Polish
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 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)
This is a quick unboxing of the new start set for Warhammer Age of Sigmar. Let us know in the comments what you want to see, and which models you want us to paint first. Thanks for watching!
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!
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
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’
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 tutorial goes along with the Painting Red Video which we put up not long ago, and is a basic step by step breakdown on that, but also showing the difference that different washes can make. On the video I was painting a Chaos Terminator Lord’s cloak red, and used Citadel Druchii Violet – you’ll notice… More Painting Basics: Painting Red
This post is all about storage, so if you are like I was for the best part of thirty years, you’ll look at it and go ‘Meh, I have boxes with all my stuff in, it’s fine.’ However, for me, this has been a bit of an epiphany. Since I had my own desk to… More Storage review and desk tour: Hobbyzone Modular Workshop System
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
On the 22nd April 2017, South London Warlords hosted the annual Salute event, the largest one-day gaming event in the UK held in the ExCeL London venue, hosting stands from a whole host of war games miniatures, games and scenery suppliers. As well as having painting competitions and gaming tournaments, it’s the idea opportunity for… More Video: Salute 2017
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
Well, the end of the third week is upon us, and it brings with it a feeling of dread that I’m going to be painting Guilliman for the rest of my life. Or at least for the next week and a bit. I’ve made a fair bit of progress since last week, and I put it… More April Hobby Challenge: Roboute Guilliman Week 3 Update
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.