Posts Tagged ‘Tutorial’

Dark Angels – Devastator squad marking

Posted on August 22nd, 2014 under , , , , . Posted by

Day 1 of the loft conversion [last Thursday] brings with it all the scaffolding and having taken the day off to be ‘on site’ I do get to spend the rest of the day painting. I don’t think I’ll be able to justify that every day I’m home but it’s nice to …

Snow Basing Tutorial

Posted on August 21st, 2014 under , , . Posted by


When I started my Chaos Space Marines army I did snow basing simple, using the Games Workshop snow flocked glued right to the base. It works, it’s not terrible but it’s not the most convincing snow either. I kept doing it that way until I s…

Terrain is everything – Hail the Omnissiah a new Print & Play building

Posted on August 20th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

It’s been a good few months since my last ‘Print & Play’ terrain template and as the loft conversion is beginning my hobby and blogging exploits will take a back seat. Therefore, to tide you over I thought I’d release a new building skin. This tim…

GenCon Rerun! – Tutorials!

Posted on August 15th, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

We have over 1200 articles published, and it is very hard to pick just a few favorites.  But, you guys know I love a good tutorial!  So, while I am running around at GenCon, take a look back at some our best!Painting and Modeling Tidbits&nbsp…

Dark Angels – Watcher in the Dark – TO DONE!

Posted on August 14th, 2014 under , , , , . Posted by

Aah, this wee little fella got done. Not sure why I was so keen to get him finished, he’s little to nothing in my army but I guess it just feels good to complete something.I went a little OTT on the yellow weed, just a tad more than I should have done …

Dark Angel Scouts Commission

Posted on August 12th, 2014 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Quick small commission at the “Above Tabletop Standard”. A unit of 10 Space Marine Scouts of the Dark Angels chapter armed with Sniper Rifles and Camo Cloaks. I really like the Sniper scouts compared to the normal scouts. The models are a l…

Slaanesh Daemonettes Commission

Posted on August 11th, 2014 under , , , , . Posted by

Well the facebook competition give-away is going strong with over 80 comments so far Also if you haven’t yet read it on the Facebook page, I’m now a full time commission painter. Hurrah! I have enough work booked for the following months t…

Scale Model Medic Chipping Effects

Posted on August 11th, 2014 under , , . Posted by

This is an excellent introductory video from the Scale Model Medic.I must admit I have not spent much time developing my ageing effects for vehicles and scenics, but after watching this video I think I will have to give it a go…

Dark Angels – Mo’ missiles – Devastator squad missile launchers

Posted on August 10th, 2014 under , , , , . Posted by

I’m actually really enjoying getting on with some Dark Angel action. What’s amazing is that I may well have 1,500pts done soon, after all my current units and the Aegis are complete. It won’t be a competitive list by any stretch of the imagination [the…

Dark Angels – Mo’ plasma – Dark Vengeance Tactical Squad

Posted on August 8th, 2014 under , , , , . Posted by

With ‘not a Pyrovore’ and the beginnings or my Armies on Parade board one would assume I was neglecting the Fallen, but not so! Despite my historical problems with Dark Angel green I have progressed with these, although not actually tackling the green …

‘nids part 150 – TO DONE! – Not a Pyrovore

Posted on August 6th, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

The not a Pyrovore Biovore proxy is complete and here he is alongside his true Biovore sibling. Can you believe they’ve tried to model the Biovore three times and still not got it right?! You’d have thought this would have turned up in plastic by now. …

Red Planet Basing pt2.

Posted on July 31st, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

Over the course of the last few months I’ve done a lot of basing of miniatures and thought it was an opportunity to show some the process from start to finish. I’ve made referrence to my Red Planet Basing tutorial many times but that tutorial didn’t fe…

TUTORIAL – Custom Ogrun Bokur…

Posted on July 30th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

I was recently inspired by a No Quarter magazine article about customizing your Ogrun Bokur. I liked the idea of it but didn’t like how some of the newer weapon conversions weren’t very game friendly. I decided to look in … Continue reading

Armies on Parade board 2014 – Project X continues [just a little bit]

Posted on July 29th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

It seems my embryonic Armies on Parade board is worthy of a few extra views. Now if I’m honest I’ve taken far more pictures than I’ll be showing but it doesn’t do to show all my cards at this point. What I will do is show you that the base is now compl…

Dark Angels – Watcher in the Dark

Posted on July 27th, 2014 under , , , , . Posted by

A lot of my hesitancy about painting some of the more fun characters is my problem with cloaks. So far anything cloth has come out a bit pants. I really wanted to do dark cloaks but given my lack of success I decided to just go with the prescribed GW c…

Digital Sculpting

Posted on July 26th, 2014 under , , . Posted by

Whatever your opinions of digital sculpting it is without doubt something that is here to stay. So I thought it was about time I took the plunge and had a play with some digital clay. Now I’ve never been much … Continue reading →

Dark Angels – Watcher in the Dark and his mates

Posted on July 25th, 2014 under , , , , . Posted by

Micro blog alert – this is my Watcher in the Dark conversion for Azrael, holding the Lion Helm.All the Tactical Marines from Dark Vengeance, plus Rogue Trader Devastators and some assorted characters.In particular my Azrael conversion from the Dark Ven…

‘nids part 149 – Not a Pyrovore

Posted on July 23rd, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

I don’t know if this fella ever showed up in the background of any other WiP photos but in typical 40kaddict fashion when in doubt – paint a Tyranid! This Pyrovore, which I got from Otty about a year ago to use as a Biovore has been sat on the table fo…


Posted on July 21st, 2014 under , . Posted by

As I’ve been ill for the last few days it’s given me a great opportunity to make plans for a couple of new gaming boards I’ve been wanting to make for some time. One of these is going to be … Continue reading →

Armies on Parade board 2014 – Project X is go!

Posted on July 21st, 2014 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Moving on from Saturday’s doom laden post we are down the rabbit hole now folks! Armies on Parade is a go, despite my fear-mongering to the contrary. I hope anyone reading this blog, in particular my gaming buddies, enters a board. I see it as a showc…

Basing the Phyllion Way 2 – Custom Sabot Trays

Posted on July 18th, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

I recently wrote up how I do my basing, but I’ve also been working away on some customs sabot trays. I’ve previously just bought Warbases sabot trays to vase my uhits up , as they are well priced and do the job perfectly well. But they don’t do an…

Building a little Lantern

Posted on July 16th, 2014 under . Posted by

In this short tutorial I describe an easy way of making a lantern using remains from the bits box.Lamps and lanterns add a lot to the atmosphere of the gaming table. Unfortunately though, while lamp posts are available from a number of producers (e.g. …

Support your local blogger –

Posted on July 13th, 2014 under , , , , , . Posted by

Back when I was looking at creating some transparent walls for my Tyranid Skyshield Landing Pad there was one website that was providing most of the inspiration for how I could achieve my goal. Sadly, I was not as adventurous as and i…

Painting Tutorial from Biohazard Painting: Dust Axis Light Walker "Hans"

Posted on July 8th, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

If you are interested in Dust maybe I have found an interesting painting tutorial for you:Biohazard Painting posted a nice tutorial for the Axis Light Walker “Hans” on his blog. The picture on the left shows the finished model and is directly taken fro…

Sectional Terrain Update

Posted on July 6th, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

 Sunday has seen some good progress on my new  sectional terrain project.  To revisit the goals of the project – I’m building 18-20 2ft x2ft double sided sectional terrain pieces (land on one side and water on the other).  The most …