I was at Google doing some research for articles to write when I stumbled on a question that was being asked. I followed that question and found more questions. So, I thought it would be a fun idea to take the painting questions I found and compile a painting FAQ. I'll continue go grow this list as I find more questions, and if you have any questions you'd like answered then leave a comment. Oh, if some of these are phrased a bit weird it's because that's how they were searched. I'm taking these straight from Google as-is. Also, there's...continue reading
Shading and highlighting miniatures will really step up your painting game. Not only does it add more elements of realism to the model, it also lets the model stand out on a tabletop when you're playing games. This is ultimately why we do it, to make the miniature stand out. I'll explain that and how to achieve it. What's the Point? The thing with miniatures is they are small and you are using them at a distance. Being able to pick up the lighting on armor that's 4ft. from your eyes might not be so easy if it's not exaggerated....continue reading
Warlord Titan I have painted the edges of the armour plates and have made a start on the weapons by giving the power claw its first pass of paint applications. Armigers Work continues on Venge getting him undercoated and laying down the base colour scheme as well as getting the armour trim finished. I now need to give the weapons another pass to bring them up to a good standard. I can do cleanup and final detailing tasks on both armigers and the warlord titan at the same time. Game colour dropper bottles make great stands for Armiger torsos.Venge...continue reading
One of the first painting techniques new painters want to learn is how to dry brush miniatures. There's a good reason too. It's a very simple technique for highlighting a model and it's very easy to learn. So, if you're a new painter and looking to learn how to dry brush miniatures, then you stumbled into the right article. Dry Brushing for Miniatures Dry brushing is a form of highlighting. It's the easiest to learn and also fun to do. Highlighting a miniature shows light and in turn shadows. It's something we do in miniature painting to really push the...continue reading
Acquiring an airbrush has changed my hobby life for the better. I'm here to inform you and convince you to stop sitting on the face and grab one. Else, if you linger, you'll end up wondering how you ever survived without one just as I did. [...] The post Where To Start With Airbrushing: Part Two appeared first on Tabletop Games UK.
Warlord Titan & armigers. I am putting these three models together in a group update as they are all using my void jackals colour scheme and are roughly the same size. The Warlord Titan (Rex monte) has been posted striding forwards into battle. Closing the distance between himself and his foes as I selected the power claw option (Purely for aesthetic reasons. As If I ever acquire the 40k scale one I would still get the power claw as it looks awesome.) to go with the plasma and laser blasters. As this model is to be used as a representative...continue reading
One of the most basic and fundamental things to learn with miniature painting is layering. It really is the foundation of pretty much everything. With a good understanding of layering you can do most any technique out there with some practice. So, today I'm going to walk through the concept of layering and show you how to do it. Layering Painting Technique The concept of layering is simple. It is to add a layer of paint over an existing layer, typically leaving some of the previous layer visible. The reason for leaving some of the previous layer showing is to...continue reading
It's been a busy month for me and I feel like I've gotten quite a bit accomplished. Let's see... Undead Team (Cryptkickers) If you missed it, I managed to get my Undead team all painted up for Blood Bowl, who I have named the Cryptkickers. I had a blast working on the team and managed to get them done early for #Squaduary. Next week starts our 4th season of Blood Bowl at my FLGS, hence the rush on the team. Here's the roster I've come up with: Ghoul x 2Wight x 2Mummy x 2SkeletonZombie x 4Re-rolls x 3 That puts...continue reading
Monster March is upon us again, graciously hosted by Swordmasterofhoeth ( https://swordmasterofhoeth.blogspot.com/ ) and with Monster march comes big beasties. This year I have pledged the following models. I will provide notes on how I plan to tackle these as the month progresses. Warlord Titan The plan for this model is to make a representation of the mountain king. The mountain king is the chapter master of the Void jackals space marine chapter who is also a titan princeps. As a space marine chapter the Void Jackals stand in a unique place. Their Chapter monestary sits atop a titan manufactorium...continue reading
So, you've picked up your first models and it's time to paint your first miniatures, but where do you begin and how do you even paint them? I'm here to help guide beginners through the process of painting miniatures and make it less intimidating. Let's just dive in! How to Start Painting Miniatures There's a lot that can be said about painting miniatures. However, the basics are very simple and that's what I want to discuss to get you painting your first miniature quickly. I'm not going to bog you down in lingo and make it seem an impossible hobby...continue reading
Check out what I painted this week, and take a look at upcoming projects!
Learning to do edge highlighting is one of those things that will push your miniature painting from mediocre to good. There's some basic principles you need to follow for painting a miniature well. One of those is shading to create depth, and on the other side of that is highlighting to show light. So, today I'll explain edge highlighting a bit and show you how to do it for your miniatures. It really is easier than you think. Why Edge Highlight? Painting a miniature without shading or highlights will give you a very flat looking model. By shading and highlighting...continue reading
I knew when I saw this team that I had to have it. I think the Undead team is the best looking one Games Workshop has put out for Blood Bowl - hands down. Also, I'm not normally one for undead/zombie things either, but these are just awesome. Also, I wanted to take a break from my Human team, the Titan Bay Thunderhawks. I've run them in 3 seasons at my FLGS and it was time for a change. I've been hoping GW would put out a Norse team soon (my favorite team), but I'm not going to hold my...continue reading
Here's the random stuff I've been up to. Undead Blood Bowl Team This has been my big push the past 4 weeks or so, my Undead team. It's also what I pledged for Squaduary. The beginning of March will be the start of a new season of Blood Bowl at my FLGS, so I'm pushing to make sure I get the team all painted. It's looking promising too. Squaduary Pledge That last Wight is halfway done at this point. What's left goes quick enough. Once I wrap that Wight up then it's on to painting two Mummies - the last...continue reading