Repainting Old Miniatures...

Recently (two days ago in fact) a mate of mine decided he wanted to collect a new army in 40k. After a little bit of deliberation he decided to collect Eldar. He’s been a big fan of Eldar ever since he first got into the hobby in 1999 and still owned his army from 3rd edition. At the time he was about 12 or 13 years old and his army was originally painted as Biel Tan and then repainted so the paint job was quite thick. We all know how expensive this hobby is though and I told him I will strip the models for him using Biostrip 20 Paint Stripper, a paint stripping solution that I cannot recommend highly enough. Whilst he was busy gluing together a few new sets he bought (including putting led lights in his wave serpent which looks awesome and I’ll share it when it’s painted!) I was busy getting to work stripping his models. Biostrip works fast. Most of the models were only in the solution for 15-20 minutes, then with an old toothbrush I scrubbed the paint off the models under a running tap. This evening I painted up a jetbike for him. Most of the army will be repainted by himself but I’ll try and twist his arm to do a few if I can. I’m really happy with how it’s come out considering this model was first painted 14 years ago! Products mentioned in this post:...

Painting Horses for Warhammer Part 1: Bay...

This tutorial series shows how I paint three different colours on horses for Warhammer. Bay, Grey and Chestnut. I used this article as a reference on horse colours and patterns. The first style of horse I am painting is called Bay. It’s a dark brown colour with black and white markings. I have not painted many horses in the past so this is a learning experience for myself also and it took a fair bit of experimenting to get a result I was happy with. After giving the model a black undercoat I then gave it a basecoat of Rhinox Hide (GW Base) This was then followed by a Nuln Oil (GW Shade) wash just to bring out the shadows. I then went back over the model with Rhinox Hide to give it it’s first highlight I then wet blended Abadonn Black on the thighs to bring a gradient from the black to the Rhinox Hide. The next highlight was given to the rest of the model. This was a Rhinox Hide + Mournfang Brown (GW Base)  50/50 mix. The highlight was layered on. I then added a little bit of Screaming Skull (GW Layer) to the previous mix to give the horse a further highlight I simply used  a couple of thin layers of White Scar (GW layer) to paint  the white markings on the horse. For the hoofs I used Balor Brown (GW Layer) and then gave them a was of Agrax Earthshade (GW Shade). The black areas were drybrushed with Administratum Grey (GW Layer) Lastly paint up the saddle and reins etc. anyway you prefer. The finished horse complete with painted Praetorian...

Painting Yellow Over A Black Undercoat

In this tutorial I will show you how I paint my Pre Heresy Imperial Fists. This method involves painting yellow over a black undercoat, which in the past has been a very daunting prospect. The release of the GW foundation paints (now the base paints) has made painting over black a lot easier. Averland Sunset is one of my favourite paints as it is a nice yellow that can be applied easily over black. I start off by applying two thin coats of this colour Once this dry I apply a very thin coat of Skraag Brown (GW layer). This is watered down to the same consistency as a wash and applied in the same way as wash would be. Next up we begin the highlights. I start by drybrshing a 30/70 mix of Averland Sunset (GW Base) and Flash Gitz Yellow (GW layer) The next highlight is pure Flash Gitz Yellow Followed lastly by a highlight of Flash Gitz Yellow mixed with Screaming Skull (GW Layer) in a 50/50 ratio. That’s all there is to it. The rest of the model is then painted up. My Imperial Fists army usually has battle damaged and muddy armour and I will be showing some simple ways of how I achieve these effects in a future...

How To Paint Sons of Horus Armour...

In this tutorial I will show you a super quick and effective way of painting that sea green colour for the Sons of Horus Space Marines from the Horus Heresy. I started off with a black undercoat and then applied a layer of Dawnstone (GW Layer) to every armoured part of the model I wanted to be green. I then highlighted the armour with Administratum Grey (GW layer) by drybrushing the whole model. Now on to get that green colour. Apply a wash of Coelia Greenshade (GW Shade) to all the armour parts. You may wish to keep it at this stage but I prefer a slightly darker green for these so I then applied another coat of Coelia Greenshade to the model and it really is as quick and as simple as that! Below is the completed...

Macharius Vulkan

My favourite of all the Imperial Guard Super heavies has to be the Macharius Vulkan. I love the look of it and Vulkan Mega Bolters are just an awesome weapon in my opinion. I’ve had this tank sitting around for quite some time so I thought it’s about time I painted him up. I painted this tank up for my Praetorian Imperial Guard. It took me a while to decide on a suitable colour scheme, I didn’t want it to be red or blue to match the uniform of the guardsmen as it would be too much so I went with a desert colour and added a blue and red stripe to each side. I used weathering powders from Forgeworld to make it look a bit worn and also added some battle...

How to Paint a Plague Marine Quickly...

In this tutorial I will show you how I paint my Plague Marines, and all my nurgle themed power armoured models. This is quite a quick and easy way to paint them but the results are quite effective in my opinion. This method uses the same technique that I mentioned a few posts back which is using washes for basecoating. For these models I used inks from the Vallejo Game Ink range. After giving the model an undercoat of white and letting it dry I applied a wash of Game Ink Sepia all over the model. Once this was dry I did the same with Game Ink Black Green but left the boltgun the sepia colour.   The silver trim was very simply painted with Abaddon Black followed by Ironbreaker and then given a wash of Nuln Oil. I decided to paint the details on the shoulder pads in Orange to make them stand out and also look a bit rusted. These were given a basecoat of Skraag Brown and then highlighted with Troll Slayer Orange. The pipes were painted with Screaming Skull and washed with Agrax Earthshade. The eyes were painted with Evil Sunz Scarlett.  ...