On the Road at Last

I’ve been working on my Random Encounter for a long time, but lately I’ve been motivated and enjoying the effort of trying to create a display piece that reflects my current abilities well.

At last I’ve started on a base. He’ll be walking on a deserted road, caught unawares- but not unarmed- by some unseen… what? That’s for you to decide. Continue reading “On the Road at Last”

How to Paint Rust like a Champ

John Margiotta joins us again to teach how he approaches one of his specialities: rust, grime, and corrosion. He’ll be painting up a classic 40k Plague Marine mini to show us how it’s done. Grandfather Nurgle will be proud!

Hello all, BaM here. On today’s tasty menu at the Chapel I’d like to introduce a small tutorial on how I went about painting the rust on my beautiful Deathguard that you may have seen in my gallery.

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Grim Reaper

Slowly I’m still adding to my Warhammer 40k Kill Team options. Here’s progress on an Intercessor Sergeant with a chainsword.

I kind of avoid painting these guys until after the wash stage. From that point on it’s fun, but the blocking in of colors is pretty mindless.

If you’re interested in the process, check out this tutorial to learn more.

5 Ways to Achieve Contrast in Your Painting

The great John Margiotta, aka BloodASmedium, visits ToadChapel to explore the concepts in contrast which have led him to countless major awards, including Golden Demon, Crystal Brush, and more over his career as a mini painter.

A grotesque nurgle figure from Games Workshop's Age of Sigmar
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Oxide & Patina Technique Step by Step Part 3: Pulling the Scheme Together

Here Hairster concludes his masterclass on painting verdigris & weathering on your minis.

Introducing the third part of Hairster's painting tutorial on patina and oxide effects.

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Oxide & Patina Technique Step by Step Part 2: Building up the Patina

Here’s Part 2 of Hairster’s step-by-step guide on how to paint the amazing patina effect on his Necron Doom Scythe.

Introducing the second part of Hairster's painting tutorial.

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Oxide & Patina Technique Step by Step Part 1: Laying Down the Basecoats

This very special guest tutorial comes to you courtesy of Phil Pryce, aka Hairster.  He is one of my favorite painters and has developed some impressive original techniques over recent years.  In this three-part lesson Phil reveals his secrets for an amazingly rich and realistic verdigris effect.

You can check out more of Phil’s work on Instagram.

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Welcome to Hairster's tutorial on painting oxide and patina effects.

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Random Encounter: Spotty Shirt

I’ve got the shirt on my dwarf about where I want it and shaded the socks & pantaloons.

The shirt’s done with pointillism to give it a very different texture to the surrounding textiles. Though the shadows are quite deep, I haven’t pushed the highlights extremely high. This will create the impression of a soft fabric that doesn’t reflect much light.