Phoenix Guard Part 5: On the brink..

Well my plan here was to finish this guy in time for Golden Demon, this weekend, let's see how much is left to do!

Blood Angels Contemptor Dreadnought

My favourite Space Marine Chapter of all time, the Blood Angels, have been under the brush once again this week. I am working on a Horus Heresy army at present for a large battle in October. While waiting for the shoulder pads and weapons from Forge World, I decided to paint the Contemptor Dreadnought from Betrayal at Calth to pass the time.

Quick and Easy Dirt Bases

I'm a big fan of the Basius green stuff push molds for basing things, but sometimes you just want a dirt base. Of course you can use sand and gravel stuck in glue for this, but I've gone for something that is possibly even quicker - a sandy paste. This particular one is the Rough Acrylic Paste from Scale 75 but there are loads of different ones from various suppliers.

Phoenix Guard Part 4: Elf skirts!

This week I carry on working on the elf, slowly working my way through his skirts and onto his fancy pants armour!

Q and A with The Noobs!

What?! A Q&A in an odd month? What's going on here? 

Well, we decided that it might be fun to set some questions to the current Noobs writing for the blog to get a feel for the differences in how we might approach things in comparison to each other.

Optimum Prime - A study on priming your models

Priming your model is probably the most important part of painting. When I started over 28 years ago there was no such thing as spray primer, and everything was done with a brush. Nowadays, there are a variety of different manufacturers offering spray primers. This blog is a study of spray primers, and how best to use them.

Five Hour Painting Challenge - Bobby B

During my ongoing hiatus from blogging, I decided to take up Necropocalypse's Five Hour Challenge. I wasn't entirely sure what model to go with to do it but after some nudging, I went for Purgatory's Bobby B, their event only model.

Sutton Coldfield model show

On Sunday I was at the Sutton Coldfield Model show and thought I would share with you all some of the models on display.

Paint your Board Games - WWE Superstar Showdown

"And he kicks him in the stomach, then grabs him by the throat. He raises him high in the air, aaaand... CHOKESLAM! Big Show is the winner!"

I'm not ashamed to say it, but I like wrestling. This game was going cheap at my local game shop (by cheap, he sold it to me for cost just to get rid of it.) I was originally going to do an unboxing to appease my mick-taking friends. However they gave me a better idea, and that was to paint the models instead. So here goes - Hit my entrance music!

Painting Recipes - Ice

Welcome to the ice section of the Paint Recipes group. Below are recipes submitted by members of the group, along with any that us at the blog have posted or collected ourselves. For more information about the project, check out the Paint Recipes Facebook Group.

The Young One Pt 1

Every now and then you get to paint something that is an amazing figure from a program that you grew up watching.

Stage by Stage Guide to... painting Deathwatch (Left Arm)

Bit of a long winded title this week! I wanted to focus on painting the left arm and shoulder pad on the new Games Workshop Deathwatch Space Marines. I will try to keep it nice and quick and simple. Since this is a GW model, I will use all GW paints.

Phoenix Guard Part 1

As discussed last week I want to try a quick High elf model to see if it reignites the fire!

Safely transporting Miniatures.

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This is the last thing we want to happen to any of our miniatures that we have spent hours on and then decided to take the plunge and take them to a competition. So what can we do there are always the cases out there to By like the Games-Workshop carry case or the ones like I have from Hobby Zone. These both have their good and bad points, but also they are not again when transporting larger models or dioramas so I have had to work out and sort a fix for this.