Posts Tagged ‘Tutorials’

Tutorial: Zenithal Basecoating Shadespire Sepulchral Guard

Posted on November 19th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Hi all! Today I would like to show you how I basecaot a Sepulchral Guard from Warhammer Underworlds: Shadespire for further painting. Here we have the assembled model straight out of the box. More after the jump…More after the jump

Tutorial: Zenithal Basecoating Shadespire Sepulchral Guard

Posted on November 15th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Hi all! Today I would like to show you how I basecaot a Sepulchral Guard from Warhammer Underworlds: Shadespire for further painting. Here we have the assembled model straight out of the box. More after the jump…More after the jump

Exhibit & Tutorial: It’s crushing time! Czas coś zgnieść!

Posted on November 14th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Night Goblins Shaman & Warboos Foot of Gork base
While preparing for Hussar 2017 I got an idea for a very funny base for my Night Goblins (Moonclan Grots) Shaman, Warboss and a certain headless unfortunate – Foot of Gork! Below you will also find a short tutorial for making this base and if you’re curious how I made bases for those night goblins you can find a separate tutorial here.
It’s crushing time! =)

Przygotowując się na Hussara 2017 wpadłem na pomysł zabawnej podstawki dla mojego Szamana i Duża Szef Nocnych Goblinów (Moonclan Grots) oraz pewnego bezgłowego nieszczęśnika – Stopa Gorka! Na końcu posta znajdziecie również krótki poradnik robienia tej podstawki, a jeśli chcecie wiedzieć jak zrobiłem podstawki samym  goblinom to zapraszam tutaj.
Czas coś zgnieść! =)

Night Goblins Shaman & Warboos Foot of Gork baseNight Goblins Shaman & Warboos Foot of Gork base
Night Goblins Shaman & Warboos Foot of Gork base
Night Goblins Shaman & Warboos Foot of Gork base
Night Goblins Shaman & Warboos Foot of Gork base

Tutorial / Poradnik
Paint a base dark brown and draw a foot like on the photo below. Pomaluj podstawkę ciemnym brązowym, a następnie narysuj na niej stopę, jak na zdjęciu poniżej.

Night Goblins Foot of Gork base tutorial

The effect can be very different depending on what you want your foot to look like. I used the cracle effect on the inside of the foot (after using the cracle effect I let it dry and then painted it with a thin coat of lighter brown – the cracles will appear in the direction of your brush strokes). To finish the base you only need to glue sand and grass around the foot and between toes.

Końcowy efekt może być dowolny, zaś ja wykorzystałem efekt spękania na wnętrzu stopy (po nałożeniu i wyschnięciu efektu spękania należy go pomalować cienką warstwą jaśniejszej farby – spękania pojawią się zgodnie z ruchami pędzla). By dokończyć podstawkę wystarczy przykleić wokół stopy i między palcami piasek oraz trawkę.
Night Goblins Foot of Gork base tutorial

Cheap and Easy DIY Wargaming Table and Terrain Set

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

Every wargamer needs access to a good wargaming table to play on. Technically you can get by with any flat surface and a bunch of objects to break up line of sight. However, a good-looking table adds a lot to the experience of the game. Not everyone li…

TUTORIAL – Company of Iron Custom Epoxy Tokens…

Posted on November 4th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

So you got your Command Deck for Company of Iron but no tokens. Fear not! Here’s a quick and easy way to create your own set using a little elbow grease. SUPPLIES & TOOLS NEEDED EK Tools 1″ Circle Punch … Continue reading

How to Make Icicles for Miniatures Easily

Posted on November 2nd, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

I do a snow theme for the basing of my Chaos Space Marines. It can be difficult at times to make the basing interesting. Too much snow and you’ve got a white base. Too little snow and it can look odd and unrealistic. Being able to add in other little s…

TUTORIAL – Custom Magnetic Army/Miniature Case

Posted on October 30th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

There are several players in my local meta that have spent years building all kinds of magnetic cases. So I decided to poke and prod their brain about it. A big shout out goes to Dustin, Trevor, and Michael for … Continue reading

How to Paint a Warhammer 40K Power Sword – Technique #1

Posted on October 17th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

This tutorial is a bit specific to the power sword being painted, which you’ll see below, however the technique and concept is universal. While being an irregular weapon, this is how I approach quite a few things when it comes to create glowing effects…

Tutorial: How to paint NMM style blades / swords

Posted on September 30th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

In this enlightening tutorial I share my secrets on painting flawless blends for NMM blades. The magnification on these pictures is huge but the blends still hold up under such close scrutiny. It looks even better in real life (if I do say so myself). …

Tutorial: How to paint NMM style blades / swords

Posted on September 30th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

In this enlightening tutorial I share my secrets on painting flawless blends for NMM blades. The magnification on these pictures is huge but the blends still hold up under such close scrutiny. It looks even better in real life (if I do say so myself). …

Tutorial: How to Paint Tau

Posted on September 23rd, 2017 under , , , . Posted by


This is a tutorial explaining how to paint the classic Tau Sept scheme using the latest Games Workshop paints. The model above was painted in 18 steps. I break each step down with a high resolution picture and detailed instructions. Read the full tutorial after the jump.

More after the jump

Tutorial: How to Paint Tau

Posted on September 23rd, 2017 under , , , . Posted by


This is a tutorial explaining how to paint the classic Tau Sept scheme using the latest Games Workshop paints. The model above was painted in 18 steps. I break each step down with a high resolution picture and detailed instructions. Read the full tutorial after the jump.

More after the jump

Star Wars: Legion – Imperial Style Shed

Posted on September 17th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

When thinking about sites of Star Wars ground battles, the Battle of Hoth is definitely the first thing that comes to my mind but the infiltration of the Death Star shield generator on Endor is a close second. Wnhile looking for inspiration for Legion …

Star Wars: Legion – Imperial Style Shed

Posted on September 17th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

When thinking about sites of Star Wars ground battles, the Battle of Hoth is definitely the first thing that comes to my mind but the infiltration of the Death Star shield generator on Endor is a close second. Wnhile looking for inspiration for Legion …

Star Wars: Legion – X-Wing Terrain Piece

Posted on September 10th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Just finished a quick little project in between: A downed Cavern Angel X-Wing as seen in Rogue One. A picture of the downed X-Wing was one of the first little teasers I saw of this movie and it is the one that I still come to think of, whenever so…

Star Wars: Legion – X-Wing Terrain Piece

Posted on September 10th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Just finished a quick little project in between: A downed Cavern Angel X-Wing as seen in Rogue One. A picture of the downed X-Wing was one of the first little teasers I saw of this movie and it is the one that I still come to think of, whenever so…

Star Wars Legion: Simple Buildings

Posted on September 3rd, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

Having roamed the FFG forums, I found several posts of people without any wargaming experience noting that they felt intimidated by the thought of having to build terrain before being able to play the game. Of course terrain is more or less optional an…

Star Wars Legion: Simple Buildings

Posted on September 3rd, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

Having roamed the FFG forums, I found several posts of people without any wargaming experience noting that they felt intimidated by the thought of having to build terrain before being able to play the game. Of course terrain is more or less optional an…

First Star Wars Terrain: McQuarrie Style Rocks

Posted on August 28th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

With a burning urge to get some Star Wars terrain done but just a handful of pieces of foam board left, I decided to keep it simple and start with the basics of any wargaming table: rocks.

Although rocks are pretty generic and can be used in any other tabletop game as well, I felt the need to embed them into the Star Wars universe in some form. After seeing rowdyoctopus’s pics of the demo tables at Gencon I knew exactly what to do. If there’s something like a “typical Star Wars rock concept”, it’s Ralph McQuarrie’s original Dantooine concept art that was later used for EU Alderaan lore and the design of Lothal in Star Wars Rebels.

´Time to get started: I stacked a couple of pieces of foam board and stuck them together using wood glue and wooden barbecue skewers. After letting them dry I used a box knife to work out the basic shape. Sandpaper was used later in the process to smoothen rough areas. You don’t have to worry too much about the surface of your rocks at this point, since you’re going to sandcoat them later on anyways.

For giving them a sandstone look and feel, I coated the entire rock with a mix of wood glue, acrylic colour (just some dark sandtone), bird sand and some leftover acrylic sealant which I still had from creating the gaming mat (This one is highly optional…)

For detailing, I mixed the base colour with a variety of yellow, red and brown pigments. Even if it’s “just a rock” it should never been just grey but have a variety of earth tones in it. The original McQuarrie/Lothal concept uses green to give the surface some depth. Since I’m going for a Jedha-inspired desert terrain, I stuck with the colours I already used for the mat.

After that, it’s just some final drybrush with your basecolour + a little white and you’re done: Some basic rocks that should have some Star Wars feel to them.

First Star Wars Terrain: McQuarrie Style Rocks

Posted on August 28th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

With a burning urge to get some Star Wars terrain done but just a handful of pieces of foam board left, I decided to keep it simple and start with the basics of any wargaming table: rocks.

Although rocks are pretty generic and can be used in any other tabletop game as well, I felt the need to embed them into the Star Wars universe in some form. After seeing rowdyoctopus’s pics of the demo tables at Gencon I knew exactly what to do. If there’s something like a “typical Star Wars rock concept”, it’s Ralph McQuarrie’s original Dantooine concept art that was later used for EU Alderaan lore and the design of Lothal in Star Wars Rebels.

´Time to get started: I stacked a couple of pieces of foam board and stuck them together using wood glue and wooden barbecue skewers. After letting them dry I used a box knife to work out the basic shape. Sandpaper was used later in the process to smoothen rough areas. You don’t have to worry too much about the surface of your rocks at this point, since you’re going to sandcoat them later on anyways.

For giving them a sandstone look and feel, I coated the entire rock with a mix of wood glue, acrylic colour (just some dark sandtone), bird sand and some leftover acrylic sealant which I still had from creating the gaming mat (This one is highly optional…)

For detailing, I mixed the base colour with a variety of yellow, red and brown pigments. Even if it’s “just a rock” it should never been just grey but have a variety of earth tones in it. The original McQuarrie/Lothal concept uses green to give the surface some depth. Since I’m going for a Jedha-inspired desert terrain, I stuck with the colours I already used for the mat.

After that, it’s just some final drybrush with your basecolour + a little white and you’re done: Some basic rocks that should have some Star Wars feel to them.