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Correcting Past Mistakes
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Correcting Past Mistakes

In a past post  I talked about issues and mistakes that happen and in particular about a Space Marine captain i was painting for my own Ultramarine army. This is an update post so that you can see the before and after. Originally I had a decision to make after painting […]

Painting Imperial Fist
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Painting Imperial Fist

I have just started on an Imperial Fist Space Marine army commission. The commissioner wanted their chapter to have a deep yellow colour rather than the usual bright canary yellow that he has seen around the place. So I took to the internet in search of some colour recipes or some ideas […]

Painting Dreadfleet Volcano
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Painting Dreadfleet Volcano

I’ve been asked several times on how to paint the volcano for Dreadfleet. So here are the steps I used in a recent commission. Apologies for the photos, there were quickly taken whilst the painting was occurring – due to way this was painted I couldn’t let the paint dry to […]

Dreadfleet Skabrus
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Dreadfleet Skabrus

When I first saw a picture of the Skabrus, I thought that this ship was going to be the hardest. The awful dirty colours, the see through sickening skin and the intricate parts made for a hard ship. Well guess what, the ship was actually very easy to do, as […]

Dreadfleet Swordfysh
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Dreadfleet Swordfysh

When I first looked at the Swordfysh, I thought it would be relatively simple to paint the ship; it was mostly black. Unfortunately I was quite wrong. There is enough detail and stark contrast colours to ensure that there was many touch ups and cock-eyed painting going on. So let’s […]

Dreadfleet Seadrake
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Dreadfleet Seadrake

Painting the Dreadfleet’s Seadrake is relatively simple compared to some of the other ships in the box set. This article will explain how we painted the ship.

Keep your palette longer
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Keep your palette longer

I’ve used all kinds of palettes in the past, ranging from plates, tiles, porcelain cups and plastic bits and bobs. They all had the same issue, the paint dried up quickly even when thinning down the paints (faster during summer days). Using these materials as a palette, I would find […]

Cleaning Brushes
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Cleaning Brushes

  Considering I have quiet a few expensive brushes, I don’t want to keep replacing them all the time if I don’t have too.  When keeping my brushes clean, I used to wash the brush several times in cold water, dry  it in a paper towel and repeat until i got most […]

When Painting Goes Wrong
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When Painting Goes Wrong

There are times when I start painting that I suddenly come up with a ‘great’ idea and decide that the poor model that i’m currently painting in front of me will have this ‘great’ idea implemented on it. I then have to make a decision as to whether i can repair […]

Paint Brushes Do Matter
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Paint Brushes Do Matter

I’ve been asked by some about what tools of the trade do I use and what how they impact my painting. I’ll run through a few of my more useful tools that I use over several posts. Today I’ll talk about my paint brushes. Obviously a most useful tool when […]