Posts Tagged ‘paintingwarhammer’

Dreadtober 2017 – Genestealer Cult Sentinels – Pilot’s lounge

Posted on October 20th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

I think these are almost done now, which is why I’m picking out some of the finer details in the cabin. A quick Incubi Darkness drybrush, followed by Dark Reaper is all I wanted to do.Then the dials and lights, just simple RAG rated [in reverse 😉 ]. Hindsight I could have added some yellow on the inner walls so that just the console equipment was black but I’ll live with it as is.

The other console on the left, just glowy dials. It’s fiddly to get in so this was the best I was after.

I then decided to add some Gunmetal scratches and scuffs, particularly on the feet and ball joint.

Really glad I did now as I think it adds a lot. Ordinarily I might have applied some extra shading behind it but this looks more natural than I usually do. You can also see I’ve started to edge the base with Valejo Heavy Red, so you know they’re almost complete now.

I think the Flamer is a bit too grunged and the fuel tanks are slightly incongruous but some scuffs and Typhus Corrosion have blended it back into the whole a bit.

The exhaust stacks had a little Abaddon black drybrushed on the ends, for soot.

The pilots look identical, they’re both ‘Turqs’ [vat-bred genetic-xenos hybrids]. I had some fun with my lime green paint making the glow effect on the visor and controls.

The pilots have both been varnished with Army Painter Anti-Shine, ready to be glued in place once the Sentinels have also been varnished. While I’m at it I’ll get the Deathwatch done too, which begs the question – what next? I probably have enough time to do the new AoP base, but having dismissed the possibility I now feel less inclined to make the effort…

Dreadtober 2017 – Genestealer Cult Sentinels – Moar grunge

Posted on October 18th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

So the decision was made and I sadistically chose the finest number out of them all. I spent a significant amount of time cutting it out as a stencil and then the Martian Ironearth texture rendered it almost useless. What I could see of the black that …

‘nids part 228 – Genestealer Cult Sentinels – Shading and the return of the abomination that is Seraphim Sepia

Posted on October 16th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

Last Fridays post and we left the Sentinels ready for some definition. I was feeling a little disheartened I’d covered some of the Red Oxide underpianting but hoped a fine sepia shade might fool the eye into thinking the yellow was warmer than it had b…

‘nids part 227 – Genestealer Cult Sentinels – Jaundice

Posted on October 13th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

I was pretty pleased with myself at this point the mix of Iyanden Dark Sun and Gamboge was producing some half decent results and I could be as messy as I wanted to be so there was a lot of freedom in the process.I’m not sure the subsequent set of high…

Blood Reaver Gallery and Skin Painting Guide

Posted on October 12th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

The last week has been a blur. I was on duty in the boarding house 3 nights in a row, and we’re just gearing up for half term. But I did get some painting done over the weekend!
Here are the school club’s Blood Reavers, finally painted up to a decent standard. I’m not doing anything more to them, as they’re there to die in droves anyway.


Ethnic diversity is a weird subject to mention in the same breath as orruks and aelves, but I do approve of variety in colours. There are three different skin tones here, one of which turned out a little too orange leading to a HILARIOUS name given to them by my students.

Caucasian skin:
Ushabti bone
Wash with Reikland fleshshade

Dark skin:
Mournfang Brown
Wash with Agrax Earthshade

Trump skin:
Tau Ochre
Wash with Reikland fleshshade

I really don’t like painting hordes, which has put me off Imperial Guard since the beginning of time, and part of that is down to the faff of painting skin tones. The above methods are great for quickly getting through a bundle of chaff units, and have a decent enough look to them for games.

I’m now a little inspired to do an Age of Sigmar army. And I think I have a unique enough slant on a well established faction to make that fun…

Until next time!



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Blood Reaver Gallery and Skin Painting Guide

Posted on October 12th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

The last week has been a blur. I was on duty in the boarding house 3 nights in a row, and we’re just gearing up for half term. But I did get some painting done over the weekend!
Here are the school club’s Blood Reavers, finally painted up to a decent standard. I’m not doing anything more to them, as they’re there to die in droves anyway.


Ethnic diversity is a weird subject to mention in the same breath as orruks and aelves, but I do approve of variety in colours. There are three different skin tones here, one of which turned out a little too orange leading to a HILARIOUS name given to them by my students.

Caucasian skin:
Ushabti bone
Wash with Reikland fleshshade

Dark skin:
Mournfang Brown
Wash with Agrax Earthshade

Trump skin:
Tau Ochre
Wash with Reikland fleshshade

I really don’t like painting hordes, which has put me off Imperial Guard since the beginning of time, and part of that is down to the faff of painting skin tones. The above methods are great for quickly getting through a bundle of chaff units, and have a decent enough look to them for games.

I’m now a little inspired to do an Age of Sigmar army. And I think I have a unique enough slant on a well established faction to make that fun…

Until next time!



Thanks for reading.

If you liked what you saw, and you want to help out, please leave a comment. Sharing this with your friends, and following me on Twitter, Facebook or Google+ would also be hugely appreciated.

If you have anything you want me to look at, let me know in the comments below. I’ll probably be able to write an article about that topic within a day!

If you want to support me directly, use the affiliate links below. I get a small percentage of purchases you make her, and you get cheaper miniatures! If you really love what I do here, you can make a one off donation at my PayPal, or become a true hero to table top education and make a regular donation to my Patreon. Every Little helps!



‘nids part 226 – Genestealer Cult Sentinels – Base/Basecoat

Posted on October 11th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

The last thing I did the other night was a Strong Tone wash on the bases so it could dry and I’d Red Planet BASE! them the following night. Jetek Suberei’s base was also in the mix. You can see I’ve completed the four sets of highlights on the red and …

‘nids part 225 – Genestealer Cult Sentinels

Posted on October 9th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

I must confess [because it’s the name of the blog] I was starting to get a little antsy that these guys had remained without progress. I’d asked on the Facebook group whether it was daft to have saved so much on ebay with the two sentinels only to buy three bases for £8, near enough wiping out the savings and Marcelis pointed out ‘a saving is still a saving’. So I ordered the three Battlefield Debris 60mm bases from bases4war.com. They still appear to be the best value resin bases online. The range hasn;t grown but what they have are great quality, great designs and most of the lines are comprehensive in whichever size you need. It was about five working days delivery, but it’s sent second class post which is FREE, so can’t complain. I really didn’t imagine using the big cog base on the right but it worked so well with the pose I had to use it. You can also see I removed the cab framework. The top of the framework was missing and I’d seen plenty of examples go down this route, it seemed the quickest solution that try and source a replacement.

You will also note that after the Red Oxide primer I’ve used some extra products. I have some Valejo Red Oxid [sic] paste, if you’re after texture paint and need a decent quantity you can’t go wrong with this. I used it to fill in some of the flat areas around where I’d sanded the base to attach the feet. I also thinned it down to add rust texture on the body. I then added Martian Ironearth in places because these are going to be all kinds of battered.

This is the plan – I’m going for a very battered yellow, which I appreciates fits very differently with colours of the rest of the Free Radical Collective but these are all construction vehicles and just because you’re driving around in a CAT or JCB doesn’t mean your work clothes are bright yellow.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/nikonvscanon/6411013369

Bottom line I want to do yellow vehicles, I may live to regret the decision and the Red Oxide looks cool so far it seems odd to make it yellow but I will push on regardless.

‘nids part 225 – Genestealer Cult Sentinels

Posted on October 9th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

I must confess [because it’s the name of the blog] I was starting to get a little antsy that these guys had remained without progress. I’d asked on the Facebook group whether it was daft to have saved so much on ebay with the two sentinels only to buy three bases for £8, near enough wiping out the savings and Marcelis pointed out ‘a saving is still a saving’. So I ordered the three Battlefield Debris 60mm bases from bases4war.com. They still appear to be the best value resin bases online. The range hasn;t grown but what they have are great quality, great designs and most of the lines are comprehensive in whichever size you need. It was about five working days delivery, but it’s sent second class post which is FREE, so can’t complain. I really didn’t imagine using the big cog base on the right but it worked so well with the pose I had to use it. You can also see I removed the cab framework. The top of the framework was missing and I’d seen plenty of examples go down this route, it seemed the quickest solution that try and source a replacement.

You will also note that after the Red Oxide primer I’ve used some extra products. I have some Valejo Red Oxid [sic] paste, if you’re after texture paint and need a decent quantity you can’t go wrong with this. I used it to fill in some of the flat areas around where I’d sanded the base to attach the feet. I also thinned it down to add rust texture on the body. I then added Martian Ironearth in places because these are going to be all kinds of battered.

This is the plan – I’m going for a very battered yellow, which I appreciates fits very differently with colours of the rest of the Free Radical Collective but these are all construction vehicles and just because you’re driving around in a CAT or JCB doesn’t mean your work clothes are bright yellow.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/nikonvscanon/6411013369

Bottom line I want to do yellow vehicles, I may live to regret the decision and the Red Oxide looks cool so far it seems odd to make it yellow but I will push on regardless.

Deathwatch/wing – Librarianism

Posted on October 6th, 2017 under , . Posted by

With Ennox Sorrlock [Iron Hands] and Ortan Cassius all but complete the only remaining squad members are Jetek Suberei [which we always knew would be an issue] and the Librarian Jensus Natorian. And so I returned to my Space Hulk Librarian in Terminato…

Deathwatch/wing – Librarianism

Posted on October 6th, 2017 under , . Posted by

With Ennox Sorrlock [Iron Hands] and Ortan Cassius all but complete the only remaining squad members are Jetek Suberei [which we always knew would be an issue] and the Librarian Jensus Natorian. And so I returned to my Space Hulk Librarian in Terminato…

Gardeners of Nurgle: Poxwalker Gallery

Posted on September 6th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

The Poxwalkers for my Gardeners of Nurgle Death Guard are now complete. The bases will all be done when I can get my airbrush up and running properly.What’s great about these models is that they were all achieved with just three base paints and selecti…

Gardeners of Nurgle: Poxwalker Gallery

Posted on September 6th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

The Poxwalkers for my Gardeners of Nurgle Death Guard are now complete. The bases will all be done when I can get my airbrush up and running properly.What’s great about these models is that they were all achieved with just three base paints and selecti…