How To Paint Parchment & Purity Seals...

In this tutorial I will show you how I paint parchment and purity seals for my Space Marines. In this example I will be using the new plastic chaplain model. We start with a basecoat of Rakarth Flesh (GW Base). This may require a couple of thin coats to get a smooth finish. Once this is dry we apply a wash of Agrax Earthshade (GW Shade) Top Tip: Sometimes the wash pools up at the bottom, to avoid this let the model dry upside down. This allows any of the wash that pools up to be in the recesses. We begin our highlights by layering Rakarth Flesh. Ensure to leave some of the wash in the recesses. Our final highlight is a 60/40 mix of White Scar and Rakarth flesh. This is also layered with some of the previous highlight left showing. Finally I painted the round wax parts with a basecoat of Khorne Red (GW Base), Washed with Drakenhof Nightshade (GW Shade) and highlighted with Evil Sunz Scarlett (GW...

How To Become A Better Miniature Painter...

This article looks at small things you can do to improve as a miniature painting beyond the simply practicing. Of course practice makes perfect but there are other things you can do which will help improve your painting overnight. If you’re not doing these things then you really should be if you’re serious about your painting. Use A Naturalight Lamp I cannot stress enough how important it is to paint under a lamp, especially a Naturalight lamp. Have you ever painted a model that looks great to the eye, then taken a photo of it and noticed you’ve missed little details? This is because the eye cannot always pick up the darker areas of a miniature in natural light which is why I think it’s very important to use a lamp so you can clearly see all the little details of your miniature. Also make sure you use a white Naturalight lamp as regular bulbs can have a yellow or blue hue which can throw off the eye a little. I personally use this Naturalight 5-inch Magnifying Lamp but any Naturalight lamp will do. Once you start painting with a lamp you’ll quickly not want to paint without one. Look After Those Brushes They say a bad workman blames his tools and to a degree this may be true but you’ll never paint a great looking miniatures with badly looked after brushes. I recently wrote an article about how to look after your brushes which is worth a read. Dilute/Thin Your Paints When we start out in miniature painter we all seem to want to apply thick coats to get a coverage on our models as quickly as possible. We soon realise that we end up losing detail and have a very poor looking...

Painting Horses for Warhammer Part 3: Chestnut...

With all the madness surrounding the new Space Marine release I’ve lacked the time to bring this tutorial sooner but finally here it is. This tutorial looks at painting Chestnut coloured horses for Warhammer. We start with a basecoat of Rhinox Hide (GW Base) The we apply a coat of Doombull Brown (GW Layer) The next step is to apply a layer of Tuskgor Fur (GW Layer) This is just so the next colour we apply will appear smoother and cover better with a single coat. Our final layer is of Deathclaw Brown (GW Layer) This is then given a wash of Agrax Earthshade to create the shadows. (GW Shade) I painted the mane with a couple of thin coats of Skraag Brown which was then given a wash of Agrax Earthshade. The hooves were painted with a couple of thin layers of Screaming Skull (GW...

Painting Horses for Warhammer Part 2: Grey...

In part two of the painting warhammer horses series I look at a simple way of painting grey horses. Start with a basecoat of Skavenblight Dingle (GW Layer) Then you give the model a wash of Nuln Oil (GW Shade) We start by layering up with colours, starting with Stormvermin Fur (GW Layer) Our next layer is a 50/50 mix of Stormvermin Fur and Administratum Grey (GW Layer) Our final layer is of Administratum Grey Next paint some white details using White Scar (GW Layer). I chose to paint some spots on the rear. The horses saddle, reins and rider were painted up. I kept the hooves black. The black hair was highlighted with Administratum...