Salamanders Land Speeders

So, I had a commission to do a few land speeders for a Salamanders force that I had already painted. (You will have seen most of them if you follow this blog- but if you missed something, I can just link you to the Salamanders’ Gallery page. As a fair warning, there are a lot ...

Reaper’s new Warlord Expansion

So, Reaper has posted up their cover to the new expansion for their tabletop miniatures game, Warlord. I know what a lot of you are thinking. “Well, Reaper makes great D&D minis, but do people actually play their game?” Sure, maybe no one plays locally, but that’s not a reason to blow off this news. ...

Privateer Press has released images of the green for the next Trollblood Warlock. This is Gunnbjorn- sculpted by Brian Dugas (a man responsible for a number of good sculpts from Privateer lately). I have to say, I’m impressed with the detail work on this sculpt. The Trollbloods are really getting something that follows up with ...

Converted Abaddon (the despoiler) 1

This was a very interesting commission that I received. My client commissioned Dave Taylor to create a new version of the classic Chaos Warmaster. The original mini was made during the 2nd edition of Warhammer 40,000- that was back when terminators fit on normal sized bases. This new Abaddon doesn’t use any of the original ...

Plastic Battlegroups for Warmachine 5

Alright, Privateer Press have just revealed their new Warmachine Mark II versions of the ‘battlegroup’ starter boxes. The price is the same as before (although the minis have gotten a little bigger). The big thing that none of us expected is that the whole thing is made out of plastic. Yep, not only does the ...

The Ghillie Suit

So, I recently finished a commission to convert and paint a Salamanders version of Sergeant Telion (originally of the Ultramarines). The most eccentric part of this conversion was putting Telion into a Ghillie Suit. For those of you who don’t know, a ghillie suit is a set of clothes interwoven with grass, leaves and moss ...

Chaos Space Marines Greater Daemon Conversion

Just a little while ago, I got a really interesting commission. I was given a few GW plastic kits and told to create some kind of Greater Daemon from all of it. One of the advantages that the current Chaos Space Marine codex has over its predecessors, is that all of your daemons can be ...

Studio McVey keeping up the fine miniatures

Mike and Alison McVey have been keeping up on their line of absolutely stunning miniatures from some of the best sculptors around. The newest addition to the Studio McVey line is this absolutely gorgeous set: This is Y’Sala and the Darkness. Like most Studio McVey minis, they weren’t really sculpted with any sort of game ...

Salamanders Ironclad Dreadnoughts

As part of a commission for a Salamanders force, I painted up two Ironclad Dreadnoughts with a lot of freehand and details on them. Part of it was to make each dreadnought stand apart from the other. The answer to that, I found, was freehand. I tried to make the flame effects and the freehand ...

Gold and Brass Metallic Metals

There are some general principles for painting metallic metals in colors other than silver. The first thing to remember is that your metallic colors are not fundamentally different from the other colors that you have. You can still use all the same techniques that you normally do- you can layer them and highlight them up ...