Painting Guides

Ok then just to set the scene for how these painting guides came about and what you can expect from them. They came about when I started painting my WWX Lawmen and because the colour scheme I used was unlike anything I had done before I kept some notes so that I would be able to repeat it. Then when I painted a few more I expanded the notes into something that was easier for me to follow. My next project was some MERCS and I did the same thing here keeping my notes in a note book so I wouldn’t lose them, and my painting guides were born.

So what can you expect? Well first and foremost I am not some super painter and these notes won’t turn you into some sort of Crystal Brush guru. They are just the steps I take to paint my model. My hope is that they will give others a bit of inspiration to try something new. Or that they may act as a bit of a reference for a particular colour or technique. That and the fact that it will inspire me to keep doing them, which in turn means that I will be able to remember how I painted something if I come to add more models to that collection in the future.

A few of the guides I wrote before I set the site up don’t have work in progress picture, just pictures of the finished models. But my plan is that future guides, will have some work in progress pictures showing the various stages.


Weekly Waffle #204

Well then it’s nearly time for the big fat man to come climbing down the chimney and if you are really lucky it may actually be Santa with a sack full of presents. I’m just hoping that with our change of IT supplier at work things will calm down a bit in the New Year and I’ll actually get some gaming in. I’m not exactly sure what form that gaming will take but both Necromunda and Kill Team seem like good contenders. I’m also quite keen to try and get Al on board for a dabble at the new Wild… Continue Reading

Weekly Waffle #200

Bicentenary edition today and to be honest with you when I started this I didn’t even think that I would still be turning out content, albeit in limited volume, nearly four years later. The nice thing about it all though is the original reason for starting the blog was to help keep my motivation up. And whilst there have been ups and downs along the way to get to here overall I like to think I’m still in credit. Some things have changed in that time but other have stayed the same. Think the changes have been in the games… Continue Reading

Weekly Waffle #185

I’m going to do things out of order this week and start off with games night. We’ve decided that we are all going to do a different Kill Team and then run a bit of campaign. But to add as much variety as we can we are all going to do a different team. I have a few ideas for what I would like to do but someone came up with the idea of it being a random selection. So we put all of the all of the different team into one pot and our names into another. Then it… Continue Reading

Weekly Waffle #184

I’ve got something of a mixed bag for you this week with a bit of a gaming update and few different hobby related updates. Although I don’t think I have as many pictures for you this week. And I’ve decided to do them in chronological order just because I haven’t done that for a while. So first up we have a hobby update but not just any hobby update this hobby update was a group event. As a club we have just got a whole bunch of 40K terrain that will work really well with the recently released Necromunda and… Continue Reading

Weekly Waffle #183

I’ve had a change of pace for this week. No gaming at all for you but from my point of view that’s not all bad as one of my other passions has filled the void with the start of the Tour de France this week. Not to everyone’s taste but I’m quite happy to have the live coverage on all day whilst I’m getting in a bit of hobby time. Which is exactly what I have been doing this week. I’ve put the grot bomb-er to one side for a while as I’ve started to go a bit kit bash… Continue Reading

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