How to paint Raptors Space Marines

How to paint Raptors Space Marines

October 22, 2017By Luther 17 Comments

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

How to paint glowing Space Marine eye lenses

October 22, 2017By Luther No Comments

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

How to apply decals with Microset and Microsol

October 22, 2017By Luther 8 Comments

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

How to paint Blood Angels – Part III

September 18, 2016By Luther 11 Comments

Welcome to the third and final part of this tutorial on how I paint my Blood Angels. Check out Part I here and Part II here. The last part is where we add the final details to the model and it’s difficult to record this ‘step-by-step’ as everything is kind of happening at the same … Read More

How to paint Blood Angels – Part II

How to paint Blood Angels – Part II

August 17, 2016By Luther 20 Comments

Welcome to the second part of this three-part tutorial on how I paint my Blood Angels. Check out Part I here where we cover the base red armour and airbrush steps, and Part III here which gives an overview of the finishing touches. Now it’s on to detailing the model… Step 6 Paint all the … Read More

How to paint Blood Angels – Part I

How to paint Blood Angels – Part I

July 3, 2016By Luther 13 Comments

UPDATE: Vallejo recently changed some of their paint names in quite a confusing way. The red I use in Step 5 is now called just ‘Red’ – not ‘Red RLM23’ as it was called before. The name ‘Red RLM23’ is now applied to a colour that used to be called ‘Scarlet’, which is brighter and … Read More

How to magnetise an Imperial Knight

How to magnetise an Imperial Knight

July 2, 2016By Luther No Comments

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

How to photograph miniatures

January 11, 2015By LutherUncategorized No Comments

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

Pre-shading with colour primers

October 3, 2014By Luther 6 Comments

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