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 #160

Something of a mixed week this week with a few things getting in the way of hobby time. First of these is something that I think is worth sharing but has nothing really to do with hobby time. That’s been the release of Altered Carbon on Netflix I’ve been a fan of Richard Morgan for some time now so I was a bit sceptical about how this would turn out. But I’m glad to say that whilst they have played around with a few key elements in relation to the book they have done a really good job of staying… Continue Reading

Dystopian Wars – Fleet Basing Guide

I can’t find anything in the rules that says you have to base your ships for Dystopian Wars but they do look much nicer on the table top if they are based. It took me a while to get round to basing by fleets but once I found a method that I thought looked ok and was reasonably easy to reproduce there was no stopping me. Now if something isn’t based it just looks wrong. So having been through the anguish of wanting to base but not knowing how I thought I would share with you how I base my… Continue Reading

Dystopian Wars – Republique of France – Painting Guide

  This has been the project that has caused me the most consternation ever. I have liked the models for the Republique of France since I first saw them; in fact I think they are some of the best models in the entire game. So it should be a no brainer to pick some up and get painting. The problem is that being ex Royal Navy I haven’t been able to bring myself to paint a French fleet. I know it’s silly but there you go. Anyway I kept going back and looking at the models but I didn’t have… Continue Reading

Guild Ball – Mist Painting Guide

This is a new model for Mist that I picked up through the Locker Room as it had only previously been available as a prize at some Steam Forge events. For me the sculpt is really evocative and much more menacing than the previous version. With that in mind I wanted to move away from the mainly purple that I used on the original version and go with something a bit more natural. But I still wanted to keep some purple in there as that is the Union’s colour, or at least it is for me.     I started off… Continue Reading

Sergeant Crooks – Painting Guide

Sergeant Crooks is one of the Baker Street Irregulars who in this twisted setting are the Hench men of the notorious criminal mastermind that is Sherlock Holmes aka the Kingpin. Every devious criminal mastermind needs a man on the force and though Holmes has many in his employ it is Crookes who, more than any, is willing to show his dubious allegiance, standing side-by-side with the Baker Street Irregulars in scuffles. I haven’t been able to find any painted examples of Sergeant Crooks so I’ve just had to make things up as I went along. Obviously he’s a police man… Continue Reading

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