Erebus and Kor Phaeron

I love the Horus Heresy character series by Forgeworld and having painted up Loken and Abaddon a while back I have finally added to my collection by now painting up Erebus and Kor Phaeron. I will admit I didn’t enjoy painting these as much as Abaddon and Loken and I think the paintjob reflects that a little bit but they did give me a good chance to play around with my airbrush more, especially on the base which I am very happy with. I also airbrushed the basecoats for both models and painted the rest by regular brush. I tried to follow the colours on Forgeworld’s painted examples as much as possible, the biggest difference is I painted Erebus’s hands...

Emerald Aces Devastator Squad

I’ve had these guys painted up for a while now but never got round to taking photos of them. They act as some fire support for my Emerald Aces Space Marine chapter. I’ve always favoured the 4 missile launcher load out for Devastators for the...

Creating A Heat Tint or Steel Bluing Effect...

In this tutorial I will show you how to create a heat tint on weapons. This is also known as ‘bluing’ which can often be found on exhausts. This is caused by extreme heat and I’ve recently seen in used more and more on certain cannons and melta weapons in the 40K universe. The first example of this may be on the Forgeworld Legion Glaive model. I decided to give this effect a go and create a little tutorial on how I achieved this type of effect on an Imperial Knight Thermal Cannon. Firstly I painted the cannon with Leadbelcher (GW Layer). Once this was dry I airbrushed Brass Monkey (Badger Minitaire) onto half of the cannon. You could also paint this on and any gold or light brass colour will work just as well. Apologies on glare coming off the tutorial images due to over exposure. I fixed this for the final result image. In the next step I airbrushed Ghost Tint Purple (Badger Minitaire) making sure I left some of the gold near the inner edge showing. Some areas were cleaned up by painting this colour on as due to the thin nature of this paint it acts like a wash so doesn’t always build up in the raised areas. Again you could paint this step using a thin purple paint or shade. I then painted on some Ghost Tint Blue (Badger Minitaire) at the very edges. Again any thinned down blue or blue wash can be used. You could also airbrush this but I chose to use a brush as I wanted this colour to be very subtle. Lastly I drybrushed some Abaddon Black (GW Base) on the edge of the gun and deepened all the recesses with Nuln Oil (GW...

Imperial Knight Paladin: Caballinus...

It’s been a while since I posted anything for two reasons. Firstly is that I’ve set up a new office space/painting studio in my home that has taken up a lot of time over the last week. The second reason is that The Imperial Knights were release, and I bought two! I’ve been working solely on the first Imperial Knight who I can now happily say is finally completed. I made this one into a Knight Paladin and I cannot wait to run him alongside my Emerald Aces Space Marine army (yes I’ve not forgotten them, you’ll see more of them on the blog over the coming weeks). He was painted with several layers of Minitaire’s Antique Gold. The green was achieved with using Minitaire’s Ghost Tint: Plasma Fluid over the original gold colour which turned it into a really nice looking metallic green colour. I decided to call this Imperial Knight, Caballinus to tie in with the horse head motifs on his armour. I very rarely use transfers on any models but I liked the ones in this set and they add something extra to the...