How to paint Raptors Space Marines

Since I posted my first unit of Raptors Intercessors, a few people asked for the colours and processes used. So, as requested, here is a step-by-step! NOTE: There are some steps I’ve marked as optional. If you’re painting rank and file and want to speed things up you can skip these steps as the added … Read More

How to paint glowing Space Marine eye lenses

In this tutorial I’ll describe the steps I use to create the ‘glowing eye’ lens effect on my Raptors Space Marines. You can use this method with any chapter or colour scheme, just substitute the colours for your own. Step 1 Using your armour highlight colour (in this case Citadel Ogryn Camo Air), paint the … Read More

How to apply decals with Microset and Microsol

In this tutorial we’ll cover the application of decals / waterslide transfers using Microset & Microsol for the ‘painted on’ look. What are Microset and Microsol? Microset Micro Set slightly softens the decal film to make it more flexible so that it will conform better to the model’s surface. Better adhesion of the decal to … Read More

How to paint Blood Angels – Part III

Update After three years and lots of positive feedback, this guide has been superseded by the new, improved version, available to buy as a PDF in download in the shop, here. The process has been reviewed and streamlined to help you get models on the table quicker, and new paints, colours and techniques explored. I … Read More

How to paint Blood Angels – Part II

Update After three years and lots of positive feedback, this guide has been superseded by the new, improved version, available to buy as a PDF in download in the shop, here. The process has been reviewed and streamlined to help you get models on the table quicker, and new paints, colours and techniques explored. I … Read More

How to paint Blood Angels – Part I

Update After three years and lots of positive feedback, this guide has been superseded by the new, improved version, available to buy as a PDF in download in the shop, here. The process has been reviewed and streamlined to help you get models on the table quicker, and new paints, colours and techniques explored. I … Read More

How to magnetise an Imperial Knight

Admittedly I’m a bit late to the party here – there are loads of tutorials online on this subject, including those dealing with the newer Crusader / Warden Knight kit. However when I finally got around to building my first Knight and watched a few videos I picked out a few things I thought could … Read More

How to photograph miniatures

A few people have asked me about my miniature photo set up so I thought I’d note down how I do it and the equipment I use. This is be no means intended to be a definitive guide to miniature photography – there are doubtless improvements that could be made and better equipment that could … Read More

Pre-shading with colour primers

A lot of people ask me how I achieve the deep red on my Blood Angels so I thought I’d do a little step-by-step. In the example below I use a Drop Pod door but the principle and method are the same for infantry. I use an airbrush to apply the primers and base colour. … Read More