Posts Tagged ‘Tutorial’

Smoke and Flares

Posted on August 31st, 2015 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

This week I’ve been a bit busy so my gaming time has been a little short but I’ve found some time to make some flare markers for my Warzone Resurrection Bauhaus army. Of course you could use these for any … Continue reading

Battle for the Craftworld – Painting up the Librarian

Posted on August 20th, 2015 under , , . Posted by

Well, it has been a little while since I plugged the NOCF 2015 Charity Army Raffles here on my blog, but today I get to do it and give you a couple of step-by-steps along the way : )If you want to buy tickets to win the Librarian pictured above (and th…

Vroom! Vroom! – Painting the Nux car (mini-tutorial)

Posted on August 15th, 2015 under , , . Posted by

This week, as well as finishing off four other cars, I also painted up the Nux car. I was pretty excited to paint it, and was quite surprised how little time it took, even stopping between layers to take the photos.A few people have asked how I’ve been…

Otty’s scratchbuilt Tyranid Bastion

Posted on August 14th, 2015 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

You know me, I love Tyranid Fortifications and I obviously have strong views on them particularly those that claim they’re not something Tyranids would do – they absorb and mutate other life forms, steal their tactics and evolve to overcome them if you…

Warzone Sandbag Tokens

Posted on August 12th, 2015 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

In case anyone hasn’t noticed I’ve been playing a fair bit of Warzone Resurrection recently and in particular I’ve been fielding my Bauhaus army. One of the nice squad abilities for Bauhaus is Sandbag Equipment, which allows you to place … Continue reading

Over the hills…

Posted on August 7th, 2015 under , , . Posted by

Continuing on the vaguely Napoleonic theme of my reading recently, I took advantage of the Warlord offer last month and picked up the Black Powder book with a free box of British Peninsular troops to have a go at painting as I’ve not ever tried paintin…

Halo: Painting the UNSC

Posted on August 4th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

before I go any further, this is just one approach to painting the UNSC ships for Halo that I just personally prefer and shouldn’t be construed as being definitive as the end result is very much down to taste. I used a combination of airbrush base colours, brush highlights and …

Base Marking Jig

Posted on August 2nd, 2015 under . Posted by

I’m not sure about you but I find that an increasing number of games I play these days feature front and rear arcs. While it is all well and good to be gentlemanly about this, it’s usually a better idea … Continue reading

Grim’s Dungeons of Doom: Starting at the bottom, Dungeon Floors.

Posted on July 31st, 2015 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

PART 3: The Base Board. As promised, here’s the next part of the dungeon build. This time we are going to be talking about making dungeon floors, more specifically a flagstone floor base board like the one in my own modular dungeon system. First off your going to need a large board as the base […]

Combat Weathering

Posted on July 18th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

Well it’s been a busy couple of weeks and while I’ve managed to get a lot of gaming orientated things done they have all been little bits of different things and nothing has been finished. Despite that all I did … Continue reading

Hobbytipp: Wie ich Gesichter bemale

Posted on July 16th, 2015 under . Posted by

Heute möchte ich Euch einen neuen Hobbytipp zeigen: wie ich Gesichter bemale.

Ich sage nicht, dass das hier die beste, einfachste, schnellste oder schönste Art ist, nach der man seine Gesichter bemalen soll, aber es ist die, die mir aktuell am besten gefällt.

Die Bilder habe ich versucht, extra so groß wie möglich zu halten, damit man den Farbauftrag auch erkennen kann.

Viel Spaß!

Also, fangen wir an. Wir brauchen zunächst mal ein paar Köpfe. Zur besseren Sichtbarkeit habe ich die jetzt mal auf Nägel geklebt, es geht natürlich aber auch direkt an der Miniatur. Die Köpfe wurden Grundiert, die Farbe ist eigentlich egal, in meinem Fall ist es Barbarian Flesh von Army Painter.

 Als erstes bekommen beide Gesichter zwei dünne Schichten mit Medium Fleshtone.

Wenn beide Schichten getrocknet sind, schattieren wir beide Gesichter mit Army Painter Strong Tone.

Das Wash ordentlich trocknen lassen, danach malen wir alles bis auf die aller tiefsten Vertiefungen wieder in der Grundfarbe nach. Ich achte hier darauf, die Unterlippe nicht wieder mit zu bemalen …

… denn diese bekommt gleich einen eigenen Anstrich. Hierzu mischen wir Rot und unsere Hautfarbe auf unserer Nasspalette.

Mit einem dünnen Strich verleihen wir der Unterlippe (und nur der Unterlippe) ein bisschen Farbe. Merke: auch bei weiblichen Gesichtern sieht es oft besser aus, wenn man nur die Unterlippe bemalt – dann auch gern in einem kräftigeren Ton.

Eines unserer Modelle hat einen Oberlippenbart, das andere soll einen leichten Bartschatten bekommen. Dazu mischen wir eine hellere Hautfarbe (die, die wir danach auch für die ersten Hightlights nehmen wollen – in meinem Fall Flat Flesh) mit einem hellen Grau, ich nehme gerne Medium Sea Grey dafür. Das ganze wird starkt verdünnt, damit die Farbe noch ein klein wenig Transparent bleibt.

Hier sehen wir dann das Ergebnis – ein gaaanz leicht Transparenter Bartschatten.

Als nächstes hellen wir die erhabenen Bereiche (Nase, Jochbein, Kinn, Ohren, etc.) mit Flat Flesh auf.

Danach machen wir weitere Highlights mit einem noch helleren Ton, ich nehme hier Basic Skintone. Man achte darauf, hier nur noch die aller erhabensten Stellen zu erwischen. Wenn man Augen malen will, ist jetzt ein guter Zeitpunkt, um die Augäpfel schon mal ein bisschen aufzuhellen, damit das Weiß besser deckt. Ich verzichte auch gerne mal auf Augen, aber der Vollständigkeit halber zeige ich das hier so gut es eben geht.

Jetzt geht es langsam dem Ende zu, das Kopftuch bekommt eine Grundierung mit British Red Coat Shade.

 Die Hautfarbe ist getrocknet, jetzt vorsichtig(!) die Augäpfel mit Matt White betonen.

Zum Abschluss setzen wir Pupillen, ich nehme dazu gerne Black Grey. Das Kopftuch bekommt erste Highlights mit British Red Coat.

Letzte Highlights und ein paar feine Striche für die Stoffstruktur mit British Red Coat Light und fertig ist das Kopftuch.

Den Schalenhelm grundiere ich erst mit Gun Metal und schattiere ihn danach mit Army Painter Dark Tone. Ich mag diese Helme und Rüstungsteile gern sehr dunkel, das erinnert mich an die dunklen aus dem Mittelalter und der Renaissance, was mir persönlich besser gefällt, als die Hollywood-Silberrüstungen, die man oft sieht. Aber das ist natürlich – wie alles im Leben – Geschmackssache.

So, das wars, fertig sind die beiden Gesichter.
War doch gar nicht so schwer, oder? :-)


Creating Objectives for Epic

Posted on July 15th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

I originally published this article on Dropship in the 90’s and is part of the archives I brought across when the site was retired. As a result many of the images won’t be that high a quality by today’s standards. That’s progress for you ~ CW Objectives play a huge part …

Making Blast Markers

Posted on July 14th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

I originally published this article on Dropship in the 90’s and is part of the archives I brought across when the site was retired. As a result many of the images won’t be that high a quality by today’s standards. That’s progress for you ~ CW Terrain making for me is …

Infinity: Token effort

Posted on July 9th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

while I was over in Ireland Killian showed me a set of homemade tokens for Infinity created using self adhesive acrylic domes. I thought the idea was pure genius so I’ve replicated the method here. All you need are a set of card tokens (order or otherwise), these can be …

Make your own Vortex template

Posted on July 7th, 2015 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

I’ve nto really had a need for a Vortex template before, but then the Ravenwing Dark Talon’s Rift Cannon was upgraded to give the potential to create one so I suddenly had the urge to get one. Of course they’re quite difficult to get hold of and on ebay they’re going for about £15! So I wondered about alternative options. I still recall Ron From the Warp’s awesome ‘Wiffle ball’ tutorial but funnily enough it was Rob’s tutorial from warhammer 39999 that I remember most. But Wiffle balls don’t seem to be easily available in the UK so I got to thinking about other 3″ diameter objects

And I already had them! A while back I helped my son make a Neon atom for his physics class and the centre-piece containing the electrons, protons, neutrons [delete as appropriate science folk, I think the electrons are aound the outside?] was a clear plastic Christmas bauble. now I only needed one but my local art/craft store had a pack of 10 and they’re just 4mm wider than a standard small blast so I thought I’d have a crack at making my own, so first up I cut off the hanging tab.

Now the difference with these is you can spray them on the inside to retain a super high gloss finish. So I covered my hands in a plastic bag and sprayed above the bauble with white, trying to ensure spots of paints dropped onto the bauble y’know for that spacy look.

And it came out alright, but while I was taking the pictures I missed the opportunity to drag some of the bigger spots with a cocktail stick for some weird warp lightning.

And therefore I sprayed some on some cardboard and tried to paint it on, with limited success and actually picked up some of the Red Oxide undercoat when the solvents managed to melt the primer on the spray box I was using. Still it was a first draft so I didn’t mind so much.

I then did the same with the Red Oxide primer to add some nice colour tints to it, like gaseous nebulas and then it was a coat of black spray primer.

And I ended up with this! OK, it’s not perfect but Ron took 12 attempts to get happy with his and Rob did three. As I only had the one coloured spray can and paused to take pictures inbetween I was a bit limited but for practically zero cost I’m chuffed with the results especially the high gloss finish, which is the advantage of spraying inside the bauble. Of course you can paint the outside too if you want a matt finish but that’ll require a varnish to protect your handiwork.

I did actually put an LED candle inside to see if it would add an unearthly glow in the warp but it was a bit pants, and even worse in the dark as it shone through all the black spray like it wasn’t even there!

Anyway, for a 5-10 minutejob I’m pretty pleased with the results, so thought I’d share an alternative way to make the Vortex templates

My attempt at painting checks

Posted on July 7th, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

Hi All,I wanted to start painting some checked patterns on my goblins and hadn’t really done it in awhile.I wanted to do more of a lozenge than a square. after some attempts on paper that looked like 90 degree rotated squares, I found this youtube vide…

The Helpful Hobby Guide : Sculpting tools

Posted on July 6th, 2015 under , . Posted by

It will come as no surprise if I tell you I am not much of a sculptor…
However, part of our hobby involves using putty at one stage or the other (unless you’re a plastic-only kind of modellist) to simply fill gaps, repair damaged detailsor even add new ones for conversions.
In all those circumstances, you have to learn by trying. learning from other people’s experience though is allowing shortcuts though.
Though many painting techniques are covered in magasines and all, I’ve always felt that you don’t get much sculpting tips or tricks and that basic techniques aren’t as well known as they are for painting.
The aim of this post is is no way to tell anyone what to use as I’m clearly out of my jurisdiction here but it’s aimed to share with you what I use and learn from your tips and advice, critics and comments.
The tool below is the first sculpting tool I got when I started pushing putty back in 2000. You can see it’s not the most precise of tools. I think when I got it it had already been used for dentistry or something has it was clearly not brand new. It did what it had though and I quickly switched from Milliput to Green Stuff (I won’t go too far on the subject of putties as it clearly exceeds my very limited knowledge of the only 2 I use).

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Making Sci-Fi Bases

Posted on July 5th, 2015 under , , , , , , . Posted by

So I recently picked a set of new figures which were just too good to put onto a regular grit/sand base. Unfortunately a quick hunt through my mammoth box of bases didn’t turn up enough Sci-Fi bases of the right … Continue reading

Painting Realistic blood and gore tutorial

Posted on July 5th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

I have been using a method for creating blood and gore effects for my Space Wolves, and have had a few requests over time on how I achieve it, so I thought I would knock up a quick tutorial to show those of you interested how to do it.First the equipm…

Tutorial: Heat Staining Engines

Posted on July 1st, 2015 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Tagline: Project Thunderbolt – build log part six and a half. 

Yeah, I know, it’s no "in space no-one can hear you scream" is it? Today, I present a mini-update because I realised that I had something that I could easily step-by-step and would take up a ton of room in another update. So a tutorial is born!

This is a surprisingly nippy technique, took about 15 minutes to do both

Rocky Beginnings – Part 3

Posted on June 28th, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

If you’ve been following parts 1 and 2 of this series you will know that I’m now into the final painting phase of my rocky outcrops. At the end of last week I had painted my rocks in a medium … Continue reading

Star Wars Armada: Painting the X-Wings

Posted on June 24th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

After the success I had painting the tiny TIE Fighter squadrons for Armada, I figured I ought to have a go at the Rebel X-Wing squadrons as well. Whereas the TIE Fighters are pretty uniform and a simple monochrome palette of greys and black wash can bring them to life, …

Rocky Beginnings – Part 2

Posted on June 21st, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

If you saw part 1 of this post then you will know that I’ve been making some large rocks for my Dead Man’s Hand table (and others of course). This week I’ve been working on the rocks I carved previously … Continue reading

Laser Cut Shipping Container Build

Posted on June 18th, 2015 under , , , , , . Posted by

Last year I designed a shipping container kit so that I could build some terrain for my Across The Dead Earth games.I know there are already plenty of companies out there that produce shipping container kits, but none of them really worked for me. some…

Rocks Beginning – Part 1

Posted on June 16th, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

If you saw my last weekend post you will know that I’ve recently finished making a mine entrance for my Dead Man’s Hand board. This week I thought I’d make a start at some large rocks to give my board … Continue reading