Today we’re going to paint something to look like painted metal which has received some scrapes and weathering along with a bit of rust. This is a simple version of some of the more in-depth techniques used in military modelling and used some more common paints and tools available to wargamers without having to buy specialist equipment and is designed tp produce a quick effect for tabletop miniatures and scenery.
In this article we will show you how to paint a quick rust effect to simulate aged ferrous metals which have spent a long time exposed to the elements.
As with all our tutorials, this is not the only way to achieve a rusty effect but it does provide a quick, effective technique, especially for painting scenery and large pieces.
Today we’ve got a great new giveaway for you all with 2 chances to win.
Obviously, the quicker we get to 1000 Followers / Likes, the quicker someone will win a prize so please, find the giveaway post / tweet and share it with your friends.
If you have any questions, drop them as a comment below and we will answer them, or alternatively drop us an email.
If you haven’t seen the awesome laser cut Old West buildings from Battleflag, you’ve probably been living under a rock… or maybe a cactus.
These building kits are made from high quality laser-cut HDF (like MDF but harder) and are great for adding to any Wild West game or even some fantasy games like Malifaux or Warmachine. They are supplied unassembled and unpainted but are supplied with clear assembly instructions. Most of the buildings have optional shingle kits available but can be assembled without the shingles or you could make your own from card.
We are now stocking the entire range of Battleflag laser cut buildings. Here are some sweet pictures to show you just how cool these kits are.
First up we have the supremely sexy “La Maison Rouge” Bordello. What a fantastic kit absolutely bursting with cool details. Every town needs a hotel / cathouse and this is it.
Today we have some photos of Martin’s Hordes Trollbloods army.
As someone who is relatively new to miniature painting (he’s been painting for about 18 months), his technique is constantly improving so if you spot some models that look better than others, it’s probably because they were painted more recently (or he’s just getting lazy).
Martin loves his Trolls. He recently purchased a small Cygnar army but after a few games decided to sell them… because they’re not Trolls and (in his own words) a gun line is not a fun line…
So, you want to attach your miniatures to resin bases eh? Easy enough if the miniature has big feet or is made of plastic. Just cut the tab off, file flat and attach with superglue. But what if the miniature is made of metal and has tiny feet… or no feet? The best answer is to strengthen the bond by pinning the miniature to the base.
In this article we’re going to show you how to pin a metal miniature to a resin base. There may be other ways of doing this but this is the way we do it.
Today we have some more progress pictures of Matt’s Warmachine Khador army for you. Hope you like.
First up, some of those sweet Khador Heavy Warjacks:
Finished Beast 09 conversion. Made from a plastic heavy warjack kit and some plasticard and greenstuff.
This month we will be giving away not one, but 2 prizes.
Two lucky winners will each receive their choice of 5 (five) packs of our resin bases. That’s enough to base a small army, or a lot of smaller projects.
All you need to do to enter is follow these handy steps:
- Go to our Facebook Page and click the “Like” button.
- Find the March competition image (it looks similar to the one above) on our page and click the “Share” button.
One lucky winner will be drawn on 31st March 2013 from everyone who has followed both steps.
Please check your Facebook settings as privacy settings can stop us from seeing the shared image or seeing who has liked our page. If we can’t tell that you’ve entered, you can’t win.
Bases are supplied unpainted and delivered to anywhere in the world.
Good luck to you all.
For full competition terms see our Terms & Conditions page.
Congratulations to Federico Lezzi De Masi for winning our February MIG Pigments giveaway.
A great new MIG Pigments Sand & Earth Set will be on it’s way to you soon.
Stay tuned for details of our March Prize Draw coming soon.
Today we’re going to be showing you guys the way we paint aged weathered bronze with blue-green patina. As with most painting techniques, there are many ways of achieving the same effect but this is the way we do it.
This is a very simple technique, mostly using drybrushing and washes.