Painting a mini with washes* is almost as simple as it sounds, but there are a few hard and fast rules, as well as a smattering of tried and tested methodologies, we’re going to discuss them in this article.
Category Archives: How To
How To Paint Pustules and Boils
Lovely title here to discuss a quick way of painting the featuring boils that adorne our models. It’s moments like this you begin to realise how bizarrely fantastic our hobby can be at times. Anyway on with the show and as always when looking at how best to paint something the easiest way is to observe how it looks in reality. Now you may have your own fine collection of scabby blisters or have child covered in the pox from which to draw inspiration but otherwise it may on reflection be a bit tricky to follow this rule in this situation. People tend to get quite upset if you stare at their scabby bits and i wouldnt advise you taking a stroll through your local infectious diseases ward. However inspiration is but a quick google search away and use of online resources like the wonderful DermnetNZ can provide for all your colourful pox picture needs (please don’t use to self diagnose or if of a hypercondriachal disposition!) (lol Ed).
How To Paint Corroded Metal.
Painting metals can be tricky at the best of times but there are two main techniques; non metallic metals (NMM) or true metallic metals (TMM) and it is the latter I will look at quickly today.
How to make a Simple Two Part Mold
Jimmi here, hope everyone’s A-OK! Today I’m going to show you how to make a simple two part mold. You’d use this to cast complete 3D objects, such as a gun. This obviously makes this far more useful than the single part mold technique, which limits you to just casting one side of an object.
That said, make sure that you’re up to speed with casting a single part mold before you begin, my tutorial last week takes you over the details so I strongly recommend that you start there and go over the basics (such as the materials, and making a Lego box etc) before you read on. Go on, I can wait whilst you read that first and then come back!
How to Make Wires & Spider Cultist!
So I had planned to have a look at painting terrain from the shadow wars box set. However I became distracted after seeing other people convert this characterful piece. My idea was to raid my bits box and convert it into a wandering monster (Spider Cultist – Ed.) for some more narrative scenarios. So this creature was born…
Quick Tip – Overbrushing
Word up Waz-Ere-ers!
Today’s Quick Tip is overbrushing. This is very similar to dry brushing, except that you leave about half of the paint on the brush.
The idea is that you can quickly transfer strong colour to raised areas of your mini, without leaving a chalky texture.
How to Print and Apply Decals
Hey Waz-‘Ere-ers (lol)
Today I’m going to do a piece showing you how to print your own decals or transfers, and then if that’s not enough, I’m going to teach you how to apply them to tricky surfaces like Space Marine shoulder pads.
How to Paint Lightning Effects on Power Swords
So I’ve mentioned before I’ve started an Admech army for Warhammer 40K. Choosing this army for my main force was easy. The minis are first rate and rich background of engineers at the pinnacle of human endeavor cast back to superstitious religious zealots has really grabbed me. The difficult part was working out how to paint them.
How to make a Simple Single Part Mold
We’ve all been there, desperately rummaging through our bitz box to try and find the 3rd widget, only to despair at the inevitable conclusion that we’re going to have to resort to paying over the odds for the extra piece you need from one of those online bitz suppliers. You log on, bringing your credit card to bear, telling yourself that £3.50 for a Storm Shield isn’t too bad… then – Out of Stock… Every. Single. Time.
Wot I Think – Textured Rolling Pins from Green Stuff World
How many of you have seen that Green Stuff World have released a collection of clear acrylic rolling pins for transferring texture to appropriate surfaces?