SDE Ember Mage, Dwarf and Deeproot Druid

I have completed three more of the heroes from Super Dungeon Explore. Here we have the Ember Mage, Hearthsworn Fighter and Deeproot Druid. With all of these models I decided to paint the gold in a non metallic metal style. I’m still practicing with this technique but I’m very happy with the results on these. I have almost completed another two heroes from this set, The Glimmerdusk Ranger and The Hexcast Sorceress, who I will be sharing on this blog in the coming days.

Super Dungeon Explore Paladin and Barbarian...

I recently purchased Super Dungeon Explore by Soda Pop Miniatures. Ever since I first discovered the game I’ve really liked the look of the miniature’s and the way it plays so I knew one day I would pick it up. The miniatures are of an anime style so are very different to the Games Workshop miniatures that I’m used to, which is a good thing as I’ve painted so much GW miniatures recently I needed something different. My Emerald Ace’s and Tomb Kings, plus some Tyranid models I’ve started painted are going to be put to one side for a bit whilst I paint up miniatures for this game. The game itself contains over 50 miniatures in the standard box, 9 of which are character models which are what I’ve started painted first. I’ve now finished two of these models, The Royal Paladin and the Claw Tribe Barbarian. As these are of an anime style I wanted the painted to suit this. What this means as there are a lot of flat colours with deep contrasting shadows. The most challenging part of these models I found were their eyes. They are by no means perfect but for a first attempt I am happy with the...

How to Paint Luna Wolves

I was recently asked to make a tutorial about painting the white armour for the Luna Wolves Space Marine Legion from the Horus Heresy. This tutorial shows my way of painting them. Light colours, especially white and yellow can be tricky to paint and for me I like to start with the shadows and layer up to the lighter colour. Painting them this way means that your basecoat is a very important step as a nice smooth basecoat will make the whole process a lot easier. For this example I used my airbrush to basecoat the model in Minitaire Base Grey. If you do not have an airbrush or Minitaire paints then two thin layers of Ulthuan Grey over a white undercoat should provide you with a good basecoat. The next step is to apply a thinned wash of nuln oil into all the recesses of the model. This is to provide deeper shadows. The Luna Wolves armour is not pure white and the shadows and joins are almost black on the armour. As the white of the Luna Wolves armour is not a pure white I used Palid Wych Flesh instead of White Scar to paint the armour. This may still be too white depending on your taste so you may wish to add some Ulthuan Grey into it. The trick now is to apply several thin and even layers of this colour. Don’t worry if the first couple of layers look terrible. I recommend thinning your paint to a milky consistency using an acrylic thinner is possible rather than water to get a good flow. I used a detail brush to carefully apply the white around the recesses as you want to keep the shadows showing through. This is my model after...

Daemon Prince of Slaanesh...

This Daemon Prince of Slaanesh is an old model from my collection that I used to use a lot for my Chaos Space Marine army back in 5th edition. I don’t use him so much these days but I’ve always really liked this model. He’s a simple conversion made by combining the plastic Daemon Prince with the Tyranid...

Dusting Off The Tyranids

With the new Tyranids book coming out next week I thought I would dust off my old miniatures to show you guys. I am liking the look of some of the new models and will no doubt eventually add some to this small force in the future. In the meantime here are the Tyranid models I currently own that are painted. As you can see, I really like the big bugs. The Swarmlord uses the Winged Hive Tyrant’s tail to make it look like he’s leaping up into the air. This Broodlord is my favourite model in the army. Like some of my other Genestealers it was converted from a Space Hulk Genestealer. I replaced the Space Hulk wall piece with a tree made form greenstuff and small plastic branches. For some reason I didn’t clean up the edges of the Raveners bases when I painted them so I will certainly get that remedied in due...