What? Me Paint? Why?

Why indeed! I decided to create a blog dedicated to nothing but tutorials. Tutorials are a great help to someone working on their hobby, and I hope this small corner of the internet becomes a source of help and inspiration to others. If you wish to contribute to this blog, email me your article/tutorial and Ill be sure to put it up and share it with the hobby community. (paintbard@hotmail.com)

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Dire Wolf AKA Fenris Wolf Tutorial

Dire Wolf AKA Fenris Wolf Guide by:Blackbard

This tutorial can also be found at: http://www.paintbard.blogspot.ca/

I don’t know about you, but when I picture a dire wolf, it is not as a creature that shambles along, sloughing pieces of itself and fertilizing the landscape. My vision of a dire wolf is that of a sleek and very large canine predator, capable of reducing men to urine soaked pants and tears just as easily as turning them into bloody ribbons upon which the pack will feed. One of the latest incarnations of this comes from the mind of George R.R Martin, in the form of house Stark and their pets, while many years ago my mind brought to life the descriptions found within the odd Dungeon and Dragon monster manual. Or, does anyone remember the reference to a Vulg?

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Vampire counts, Skeleton painting Tutorial

Vampire Counts, Skeleton Painting Guide
By: Blackbard

I have discovered a quick method of painting ranks of skeletal troops for an undead army. I have been told that the models look good, and with a nice base they look great on the table top.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Painting Skaven Plague Monks - Tutorial by Squeek Vermintide

Painting Skaven Plague Monks - Step by step.

by: Squeek Vermintide @ http://chatteringhorde.blogspot.com/

After finishing my first 30 Skaven Plague Monks I thought I would post a step-by-step guide to the colours I used. I'm no painting expert, but these steps ended up giving me a unit painted to "tabletop" quality.

First, here is how the unit ended looking up:

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Seb's Skaven Painting Tutorial

A Painting Tutorial by: Sebastiaan B, a true devotee of the council of thirteen and clan Pestilens!
Welcome to the paint-your-furry-friend tutorial! Your basic clanrat. You probably have dozens of them sitting in front of you, all eager to be painted, so the object of this tutorial is to give you an idea how you could make them look good without spending hours on one miniature.
All my regular models such as rat ogres and plague monks essentially follow the same steps. Ready? Here goes!
Georgeous Grey-Seer

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Painting Rust Effects by:Blackbard

Painting Rust Effects

I have been asked several times now on how I paint rust onto my models. I thought it would be a better idea to not only show and explain how I do it, but what has inspired me on my travels across the great land known as Internet.
To start with, I originally used very little rust effects in my painting. I then got my hands on a great paint called Smoke. I used this on everything I could get my hands on, and still do to this day! But the one thing it did for me was to make me want to try and “dirty” my models.

Oh, it’s fine to have something dirty. But try explaining why you are carting something rusty or covered in mud, into the house to your wife! It doesn’t go over so great. But painting it on will work, it’s just so damn hard to make it look realistic!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Tutorial - Empire Pistoliers + Army Painter by: Pr3dator

How I paint my Empire figures. By: Pr3dator @ http://admachina.wordpress.com/
I was asked if I could make a tutorial of how I use Army Painter on my figures. Here it is:
(Press the pictures to watch ‘em in bigger size!)