Painting Classic Genestealers.

        I've always had a problem working out exactly what paints to use to paint "Old-style" Genestealers. I could see what colours weren't right, but never which ones were right. This is my first serious attempt to get colours I'm happy with.


Sculpting Tools.

        Even if you have no interest in sculpting your own figures there will be times when you need to reach for the modelling putty. You may have thought of an interesting conversion, or you may just need to fill in some gaps. Working with putty is much easier if you have some tools, so here are some thoughts on the topic.

Black Inking Models.

        Some time ago I was talking to someone in a shop who was planning to take up figure painting. I mentioned Black Inking as a useful technique and he admitted he didn’t know what it was. Looking at some photos of figures a friend of mine did it was obvious he had not Black Inked them. Seems there are quite a few model painters out there that do not Black Ink their models. This is rather a shame since Black Inking is a very effective but simple technique to add to your repertory.

Violator, the Dammed, the Evil and Judges

Remembered to grey balance my photos this time!

Finished a second batch of my Legion of the Dammed


A very evil sorcerer


Some Mega City Riot Judges


Painting The Legion of the Dammed.

The new GW Legion of the Dammed figures are really nice! Some nice details and some good poses too!
Here is how I went about painting mine.


In spirit, the Genestealers are closest to Ridley Scott’s Aliens. Physically, however, the metal Hormagaunts are a better match. When a friend gave me some metal Hormagaunts I decided to do something a bit different with them rather than painting them up as part of my existing tyranid swarm.
The painting regimen I used was based on one I found here


Big upload today

Been a bit busy with various things recently, as some of you know. Not had much time for photography but still been painting, so quite a backlog has built up.

A Fantasy Zoat

Smallest Armies I've Ever Painted

This afternoon, for the Sheffield Irregulars' monthly competition themed 'Duel', I painted [i]The World's Smallest Wargame[/i], which was the free entry miniature for the Newark Irregulars' Partizan 2007 show.

1/32 Klingon

Not a miniature that is available any longer, unfortunately. This 54mm (or more accurately 1/32 scale) Klingon Warrior is a resin miniature that was made by MMI. Unfortunately, they no longer trade - I picked this chap up on ebay. The base is from Miniature Heroes, although I have embelished it a little with some freehand ;)

Not my best paintwork ever, nor my best sculpting (some of the resin bitswere damaged needed serious GS work) - but I'm just really happy to have a painted Klingon! :D

Your comments are most welcome, too :)


Modular Terrain

This is something I've been wanting to make for myself for a long time, and a couple of weeks ago, I had a flash of inspiration :)


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