20 years ago I used to love painting "little metal men" and playing the very first edition of what was to become the hugely successful Warhammer 40K game, so recently I decided to revisit my youth. So far this has consisted of going out and buying some minis, and then wonderful-wife going out and buying ALL THE MINIS IN THE WORLD, and a selection of paints and brushes. With a couple of hours each weekend to paint them, this is going to take a while. There they sit in the corner now... looking at me... judging me... Anyway, one thing that I've found motivational is the wealth of pictures and "how to" guides on other painters' blogs, so I decided to post some of my own humble efforts here. Hope you like 'em.

Monday, 13 June 2011

Skeletons and fire

Legion of the Damned quick'n'dirty paintjob today - whole thing took about an hour. Black undercoat, grey highlights blasted on with the airbrush, and a couple of flames and metallics added in at the end. These seem like a real holiday after all of the work on the whites of the Eagle Warriors.

As part of an ongoing commitment to improving my basing, I've added a bit of grass to this one and I'm quite pleased with the effect to be honest.

I've noticed a couple of smudges on the paintwork after photographing this one that I'll have to go back and tidy up - another good reason to take pics of your work I guess. When I'm painting I don't use a magnifying glass but I'm contemplating getting one to help with finishing work so that touch-ups are less frequently required.


  1. Pretty smooth blending! I've also been thinking about getting jewler's glasses, maybe it'll help ease the strain of me hunching over the models too.

  2. Hey I hadn't thought of those - that's worth a try - Amazon time methinks