Konrad Curze

I’ve been really terrible lately in regards to updating this blog. I’ve been painting many different things lately and I will try to post as much as I can remember to. You can of course always head on down to the Bitzbox Instagram page where I share most of my painted minis. The latest Primarch model in my collection that I’ve painted is Konrad...

Fulgrim The Illuminator

So updates may be few and far between these days but I am happy that I can finally share with you Fulgrim, the Primarch of The Emperor’s Children. He has taken a while to paint but I’m very happy with the...

Lord Commander Eidolon

It’s been so long since my last update and for that I apologise. My gaming room has been completely renovated so I’ve not had no lightbox set up for a good couple of months. Now it’s set back up and I also have a new camera too. My first update is Lord Commander Eidolon of the Emperors Children. The new camera picks up on the detail a lot better than my old one which means I’ll have to up my painting game a little. I’m not 100% happy with his face or some of the NMM gold but overall I really like how this miniature came...

Roboute Guilliman

I have almost all of the primarch models from Forgeworld but until now have never painted any of them. I decided to start with Roboute Guilliman as I really love his model and I wanted to try a marble effect on the base. Some of the colour transition on the base got lost to the lighting when I took these photos. I’m hoping to get a better camera oin the near...

Forgeworld Calas Typhon

I’ve had the model of Calas Typhon from the Forgeworld Horus Heresy collectors series sitting around for a while now. After watching a tutorial about painting a white marble effect I wanted to try it out myself so I used this model to experiment on. I’m really happy with the end result on the armour. Once the armour was completed I managed to paint the rest of him fairly quickly. There’s a lot of details on this model and it’s base but most of it is either armour or metal which made painting him a lot...

Imperial Fist Breacher Siege Squad...

Another squad from my small Heresy Era Imperial Fists Army. This is a breacher squad. It uses a mix of the Forgeworld Breacher Squad Marines and some Mark III armoured marines with boarding shields. The armour on these models is painted to look really dirty and scratched. It is no means my best paint work but they are tabletop...

Horus Heresy Imperial Fists Devastators

It’s been a while since I last painted anything for my Heresy Era Imperial Fists but I’ve had these guys sitting on my desk for a while now and I finally decided to paint them up. I love the fact that in the Horus Heresy Legion army list you can take heavy weapon squads with a every member being able to carry a heavy weapon. I decided to go with missile launchers as this load out is cheap points wise and still quite deadly. This squad is less battle damaged than most of my other Imperial Fist models from this army. I decided to paint them this way to represent that they spend more time on the back line firing from afar rather then getting stuck into the fight like the rest of the...

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...

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...

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...

Abaddon and Loken

I’ve recently finished painting Abaddon and Loken from the Forgeworld Horus Heresy character series. I really love these models (okay I admit it, I love all the Forgeworld Horus Heresy stuff) and they were really fun to paint. I’m not a huge fan of the large base that this diorama uses. I painted a few bits in different colours, such as copper pipes, sandstone building just so it wouldn’t look so dull.