Painting & Modelling

Hobby: Judge Koburn by Carvel Lonsdale

With our ever growing range of Judge Dredd material we noticed one forum dweller who took it upon himself to fill a gap in his own Judge Dredd collection based…

Hobby: SS-Sturmbataillon Charlemagne

This week we spotted this fantastic paint job of our SS-Sturmbataillon Charlemagne set by forum member VolleyFireAndy. These lovely models join his late war Waffen-SS force. Note the base detail depicting…

Hobby: Omaha Beach

Check out this stunning table based on Omaha Beach – Sector Dog White – one of the beaches where American forces landed on D-Day. It’s been created by Michaël De…

Hobby: US Marine Corps

Expert painter Rafa ‘Archiduque’ sent us these pics of his US Marine Corps – great job, Rafa! View in Webstore

Hobby: Lord Morecroft’s Coach

Mike Jackson created this highly characterful model for his blog using Pike & Shotte models, and we are only too happy to show off his handiwork! Lord Thomas Hawksby’s regiment…

Hobby: Recreating Rorke’s Drift

Richard Caldwell explains how he went about the epic task of recreating the Battle of Rorke’s Drift: Much to my delight, my wife bought me the Rorke’s Drift! battle-set when…

Warlord Games Day Painting Competition

This year at Warlord Games Day, we will be running the first Warlord Painting Competition! You will be able to bring your works of art to Nottingham, and compete to…

Hobby: Jagdpanzer IV

Yet more great vehicles from Neil ‘Troop of Shewe’ Burt. This week we have two our of resin Jagdpanzer IVs – one ‘out of the box’ and a second with crew…

Hobby: Thirty Years War Wallenstein’s Army

These great pics were posted on our forum by ‘Son of Cadia’. His models form part of Wallenstein’s Army in the battle of Lützen 1632. Check out the lovely detail on the…

Hobby: M5 Halftracks with Passengers

Neil Burt (AKA Troop of Shewe) does it again with these amazing conversions of three M5 Halftracks. Outstanding work! Two of them have modelled in passengers, made from the plastic…

Hobby: John’s Napoleonic British

Here are two shots of Warlord Games boss John Stallard’s 1st Foot the Royal Scots. Also called ‘Pontius Pilate’s Bodyguard’ as they were of such a venerable pedigree, claiming the oldest regimental…

New: Wargames Hobby Tool Kit

New in from Army Painter, the Wargames Hobby Tool Kit contains a selection of special purpose hobby tools all hand-picked for the task of assembling armies of wargaming miniatures. Contains:…

Hobby: British Cruisers

There’s just no stopping Neil Burt (also known as Troop of Shewe) – this week we’re showing off two Bolt Action British Cruisers, the A9 Mk I and A10 Mk…

Hobby: Sir Thomas Fairfax

Forum-dweller ‘Ste’ is back with another fantastic paint-job – Sir Thomas Fairfax, general in the First English Civil War – who was nicknamed ‘Black Tom’ after his jet black hair…

Painting: Napoleonic British step-by-step

Warlord’s Dave ‘Boycie’ Lawrence shows how he paints his Napoleonic British… Dave: I’m a big fan of the Napoleonic Era. My first ever wargaming army was a British Napoleonic Army…

Hobby: Luigi’s Universal Carrier

A newcomer to our forum, Luigi, posted up these pictures of his Universal Carrier with some lovely extra modelling details. As you can see the crew have had a successful…

Painting: English Civil War Army Uniforms

The fighting men of the English Civil War had more uniformity than their counterparts on the continent in the Thirty Years War, but such uniforms were at the discretion of…

Hobby: Sd.Kfz 222 Armoured Cars

More great converting and painting from Neil Burt (also known as Troop of Shewe) – a pair of Sd.Kfz 222 Armoured Cars, remodelled with open hatches and extra stowage:

Hobby: John Stallard Goes Grey

Warlord Kommandant Stallard seems to have changed his muse and has gone from a British Army bronze green phase to a panzer grey period. At least that’s what he is…

Hobby: Pete Wright’s Armoured Ambulance

Warlord’s Pete Wright has been busy converting an armoured ambulance. He explains how he went about it: Inspired by the Airfix half-track that those of a certain age will remember,…

Video: Painting Fallschirmjäger

Following her excellent tutorial on painting a US Airborne figure, Christy Beall, from the Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy Youtube channel, has now turned her hand to Bolt Action German Fallschirmjäger and…

Hobby: Sd.Kfz 251/1 Halftracks

Warlord forum-dweller TMS has been posting up a series of great vehicles, and the latest are these great examples of our plastic Sd.Kfz 251 Ausf. C Hanomag half-tracks, with loads…

Hobby: Sherman with Calliope Rocket Launcher

Neil Burt (also known as Troop of Shewe) has not only painted many of the vehicles you can see on our website, webstore and in our Bolt Action books, but…

Video: Painting US Airborne

We recommend you take the time to watch this great, detailed painting tutorial by Christy Beall, from the Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy Youtube channel. Full of tips and techniques, it’ll…

Painting: Using Army Painter Quick Shade

Get your army finished quickly and get more time for gaming! The “dipping” technique has been around for years; people experimenting with all sorts of chemicals carried home from B&Q. Quick Shade…

New: Army Painter System special offer

This deal consists of one can of Army Painter primer spray, one tin of Army Painter dip and one can of Army Painter Anti-shine Matt Varnish spray. A great way…

History: Gustavus Adolphus, the The Lion of the North

Søren Ralph Christensen has a large Pike & Shotte 30 Years War collection, and after painting up his Gustavus Adolphus model decided to write up a short history. I wanted to…

Painting: Roman Legionary Step-by-Step

In this step-by-step guide we take a look at how we painted a single Roman Legionary using quick techniques and a simple colour scheme to get your troops into battle in…

Hobby: Claudia Zuminich’s US Military Policeman

The talented Claudia Zuminich is back with this lovely US Military Policeman on his Harley Davidson motorcycle, on a nicely modelled scenic base:

Hobby: Ruined Hamlet revisited

Our Ruined Farmhouse plastic kit and the Ruined Hamlet set, which contains 3 Farmhouses, are fantastically versatile. Not only are they suitable for wargames from Napoleonics right up to World…

Painting Using The Army Painter System – 1: Intro

By Dr Phil Hendry There has been a fair amount of interest shown in ‘The Dip’, as The Army Painter’s Quickshade system is more commonly known. Reactions to ‘The Dip’…

Hobby: US Bazooka Jeep conversion

Warlord’s own Gabrio Tolentino has been a busy chap. Aside from taking loads of photos for the Bolt Action Tank Battles book (due out later this year), he’s been working…

Bolt Action: Construction Diagrams

This week we release nine new construction diagrams consisting of the three Stug III variants and six anti-tank guns. There are plenty more on the way! Stug III Ausf G…

Competition: Hansa Nairoba Painting Challenge

Taking a momentary break from playtesting Beyond the Gates of Antares, his forthcoming science-fiction game, Rick Priestley came up with a great idea: the Hansa Nairoba Painting Challenge. Rick explains:…

Painting Pegasus Bridge

This week we conclude our series on building and painting the contents of our Pegasus Bridge battle-set. Over to Alan Mander of Mandertory Miniatures to explain more… Carrying on from…

Painting: USMC Camo tutorial

Warlord Games studio painter Andrés Amián presents his expert guide to painting US Marine Corps camo: I tend to think that for wargames figures it is better to paint a camouflage approximation…

Hobby: John Stallard holds his horses

Warlord Boss John has mostly been painting animals this week… Here is his rendition of the popular but very sad dead livestock set, two dead bloated cows and a poor…

Speed Painting: US Marine Corps infantryman

Super-fast painter Andrew Chesney shares his methods for getting your forces painted up and on the battlefield in double-quick time: When you’re getting started on a new force, one of…

Speed Painting: Japanese Army infantryman

Super-fast painter Andrew Chesney shares his methods for getting your forces painted up and on the battlefield in double-quick time: When you’re getting started on a new force, one of…

Painting: British Redcoats, Anglo Zulu War

Daz Evans presents a step-by-step guide to painting up your British Infantry Redcoats for the Anglo-Zulu War. Over to Daz: “So chatting in the office a few days ago the conversation…

Hobby: Bolt Action Snow Globe!

Daz Evans from our Mail Order department has some pretty crazy hobby ideas, but this one caps them all… He’s taken the exclusive Finnish Sniper miniature which you receive for…

Hobby: Woodland Indians, French Indian War

Following on from his British Regular Infantry regiment last week, Babiruss has also posted these great woodland Indians on our forums, making great use of some Bolt Action Support Bases:

Hobby: Judge Dredd Gangs

With Warlord’s office campaign in full swing, here’s a showcase of some of the staff’s gangs fighting their way through the streets of Mega-City One (including quite a few yet…

Hobby: British Regular Infantry, French Indian War

Check out this brilliantly painted British Regular Infantry regiment posted on our forum by Babiruss. He’s created some lovely flags by painting on real fabric. Another forum user, NorseKnight83, has…

Painting Guide: Café Gondree and Bunker

This is the guide for the remaining terrain pieces from the Pegasus Bridge set. As with Previous guides all paints used were generally Vallejo – either from the Model Colour…

Saxons: Step-by-Step Painting Guide

Jonas from Army Painter brings us another expert step-by-step guide Over the last 5 years hard plastic sets have become the norm in historical Wargames – spearheaded by Warlord Games and…

Hobby: Zulu diorama

Warlord Games metal caster Richard Nunley explains how he came to make this great scene: ‘I did this vignette for a friend of mine. He had watched the film Zulu!…

Hobby: M26 Pershing by Gabrio Tolentino

Brought in towards the end of WW2 by the US army, the M26 Pershing was designed and built to counter the German heavy tanks like the Tiger and King Tiger….

More of John Stallard’s Bolt Action Vehicles

“What is da boss workin on then?” When you get to have a Bolt Action game with the boss, Herr Stallard, you can always be assured that what you expected…

Judge Dredd Campaign – Street Gang

After last week’s explaination of how we set up Warlord’s office Judge Dredd campaign, Bernard Lewis the background, roster and painting choices for his Street Gang: MOTHER USED TO SAY…

The North African Brigade of the SS

We looked at Free Indian troops last month serving in the Wehrmacht, just part of a huge polyglot army that Germany fielded in the second world war. This week is…

Painting Guide: Using the Bolt Action Spray Primers

Warlord staff member Darren Evans was keen to try out the new Bolt Action spray paints, so we asked him to do a quick step-by-step guide. Over to Daz… Stage…

Sgt Rock – Painted by Claudia Zuminich

Not content with doing a cracking paint-job on our Sergeant Rock model, Claudia Zuminich has taken a creative approach to photographing him in some highly realistic jungle terrain! Sergeant Rock…

Painting a Hanomag pt3: Transfer and Finish

The “Hanomag” is almost done; it’s been assembled, sprayed with the new Bolt Action Colour Primers and painted using a mix of Warpaints. In this final part of the tutorial…

Peter Schulein’s Ruined Mansion

Check out this cool modelling project, combining three ruined farmhouse models into one awesome ruined mansion! We were sent these photos by Peter Schulein from the wargame club Murphy’s Heroes…

Painting a plastic Hanomag – part 2: Spraying and Painting

Last time I assembled my Hanomag using the tools and glue from the Plastic Assembly Set. In this second part of the tutorial the halftrack gets sprayed with the new…

Video: Painting Bolt Action Soviets

When we saw this YouTube video about speed-painting Bolt Action plastic Soviet Infantry, we knew we had to share it with the rest of you. Check it out for some…

Painting a plastic “Hanomag” – part 1: Assembly

By  Jonas Faering of The Army Painter   Get more time for Gaming! The Army Painter’s company slogan sums up what their range of hobby products is designed for – helping gamers…

How to work with Resins

by Stefan Kellhofer Warlord Games produces fantastic miniatures in metal, plastic and resin. This guide will help you work with the least commonly used of the three materials, resin. Resin…

The Welshman’s Italians – Daz Evans

Daz Evans has produced a very different and unique Bolt Action army. We’ll let him explain all, aided and abetted by photos of said army by Gabrio Tolentino… Daz: Why…

Painting Tutorial: Early Imperial Roman Tribune

by Jonas Faering (The Army Painter) The Army Painter is all about getting your army on to the gaming table as fast as possible but without compromising the quality of…

Gallery: German vehicle conversions

Warlord Games’ own Peter Wright has been hard at work converting three German vehicles for his own collection. We’ve persuaded Peter to tell us what he did in each case….

Gallery: Mike Watt’s US Bazooka Team

Posted originally on our forums by Mike Watt (Comte Michel) we thought we would share his fantastic vignette with you all. Mike says, “Another vignette, this time with Warlord figures….

Gallery: Claudia Zuminich’s Sherman

Following on from her USMC last week here is more of Claudia’s work, we like her Sherman M4A3 with wooden armour so much we have included all the images we…

Gallery: Claudia Zuminich’s USMC

If you follow our Facebook page you will be no stranger to Claudia’s work. We liked it so much we have asked her if we could show some of it off…

Spotlight: Mike Jackson’s English Civil War Cavalry

Our glorious leader, Mr Stallard, was overcome when he saw Warlord forum moderator Mike Jackson’s (Mikeland) conversions on our forums and wanted them to be shared with the world at…

Gallery: Tom Weiss’ Indians

Tom is an incredible painter whose work we have shown in the past on our Bolt Action miniatures. By chance we noticed he had applied his not inconsiderable talents the…

Painting Waffen-SS Plane Tree Camouflage

Warlord painter Andres Amian Fernandez had produced this invaluable tutorial for how to paint early Waffen-SS camo schemes… If there is anything that can be tricky when painting miniatures, it…

Claudia Zuminich’s German armour

Those of you who visit the Warlord Games Facebook page will have seen Claudia’s work already. It’s so good knew the rest of you would want to as well… The…

Paul Sawyer’s German Landsers

Anyone spending more than a few minutes in Paul’s company won’t help but notice he’s a fan of the Germans in WWII. We’d say ‘all things German’ but his views…

Painting Spartans by Paul Cubbin

Top painter Paul Cubbin shows how he got on with our plastic Spartan miniatures – in his own inimitable style. Plenty of hints and tips here! This painting guide was…

Painting Rorke’s Drift

Alan Mander tells us how he painted this amazing battle set for us – over to you, Alan… Alan: Before I get started I wanted to say that the colours…

Hobby: Phil Hendry’s Celtic Chariot

It’s been a long while since we had anything new from Dr Phil Hendry. You’ll recall Phil being an evangelist for Army Painter Dip and having built up sizeable, beautifully…

Hobby: Who Dares?

We’ve featured some of his work previously and Warlord forum-dweller Mikeland has done it again with this superb SAS Jeep diorama – very reminiscent of the glory days of comics…

Hobby: Swing low, sweet chariot…

One of our ardent forum-dwellers, ‘Mikeland’ has put plenty of effort into a converted Celt Chariot and with great results! As you can see he’s mixed models from several packs…

Painting Persian Sparabara

By Steve May We know from examining Greek vase paintings that Persian Sparabara wore highly decorated clothing. This was most likely made from leather or felt with embroidered pattern work….

Painting Greek Hoplites

By Stephen May In this guide I will walk you through the methods in which I paint my figures, specifically my plastic hoplites. The guide has been written using Games…

Gallery: WAMP Painting Competition Winners

Recently those fine fellows at WAMP ran a painting contest based around our miniatures. Check this gallery out to see the fruits of their labours and who walked away with…

Sculpting 101 – Part 1: Tools

Warlord’s resident sculptor, Wojtek, kicks off an irregular series of articles on sculpting. If you’re looking for new tips or to get started on sculpting you’ll be wanting to follow…

Gallery: Three Men And A Dog!

Yes, it’s a rubbish title but when you are trying to introduce stunning paintjobs from Sascha Herm and Andres Amian Fernandes mere words aren’t really enough. So, let’s cut to…

Gallery: Bennett Blalock-Doane’s Romans!

An email from Bennett always halts all activity at Warlord HQ. We’ll cut the introduction short and let Bennett’s amazing conversion and painting talents do the talking…

Gallery: The Eve Before Battle

The Warlord forums are a great place to find superbly crafted dioramas, painting and modelling tips and just chat about this great hobby of ours. One such diorama was posted…

New: ProCreate sculpting putty!

Warlord’s in-house sculptor, Wojtek, introduces ProCreate – a new sculpting putty which we now have for sale. ProCreate (commonly known as Grey Stuff) is a two-part epoxy resin designed to…

New: Ancients Terrain!

What could be better for your games of Hail Caesar (and other Ancients rules…) than a load of new Steel Models Ancients terrain? Take a look at these resin beauties……

WWII Polish Uniform Guide – updated!

We were recently sent this spiffing guide to the uniforms and insignia of the Polish army during the early stages of WWII. If you’re interested in how to best paint…

Gallery: Asterix!

Frank Peeters sent us pics of some fun conversions based on our plastic Celts which are now masquerading as the famous cartoon character and his friends… Frank has been collecting,…

Gallery: Award Winning Marksman!

Check our Paul Schipitsch’s Pike & Shotte marksman model – easy to see how it won a top award at Historicon last year… This superbly painted miniature won Paul Schipitsch Best of…

Gallery: Bennett Blalock-Doane’s Pike & Shotte Conversions

Prepare to be dazzled. Not only is Bennett a fine brushman but he’s a keen converter too – take a look at what he’s done with our plastic and metal…

Painting Service!

A few doors away from Warlord HQ are a band of fine chaps who paint miniatures for a living. With rates for every pocket it’s worth checking them out a…

Re-release: Humber Armoured Cars, Grabner’s Humber and Ruined Building Corner

More resins are being released back into society – check them out here. The most numerous of British armoured cars used during World War II, the Humber armoured cars saw…

Re-release: Bolt Action Humber Scout Car & AEC Armoured Car!

The two latest Bolt Action resin vehicles to be released will help British and Commonwealth commanders support their gallant lads in the field. Have a good look at these two…

Video: How To Paint A Pike & Shotte Army In 10 Days!

As seen in the Wargames Illustrated magazine #279 those nutters over at Army Painter have poainted a huge Pike & Shotte army using Warlord miniatures in just 10 days! Check…

Paul Sawyer’s plastic German conversions

Warlord’s own Mr Sawyer has been deliriously chopping, cutting and gluing our new plastic WWII German infantry. He’s enjoyed himself far more than a grown man should do if you…

New: Army Painter Battlefields Range!

The tremendously popular Battlefields basing materials from the chaps at Army Painter have had a make-over. Not only has the range had some new additions but they’ve also been repackaged…

Tutorial: How To Use Army Painter Tufts

By Jonas Faering of The Army Painter Army Painter Battlefields XP: Tufts are a quick and easy way of adding that finishing touch to the bases of your models. They’re…

Understanding Roman Standards!

by Dr. Phil Hendry This article is designed to help wargamers understand the many different types of standard and standard-bearer in the Roman army from the time of Augustus until…

Painting Using The Army Painter System – 5: Basing

By Dr Phil Hendry Part 1: Introduction Part 2: Preparation Part 3: Painting Part 4: ‘Dipping’ After ‘dipping’ comes basing.  I do all my basing the same way, to create…

Painting Using The Army Painter System – 4: ‘Dipping’

By Dr Phil Hendry Part 1: Introduction Part 2: Preparation Part 3: Painting Now it’s the part you’ve all been waiting for –  time to apply the Army Painter Quick…

Painting Using The Army Painter System – 3: Painting

By Dr Phil Hendry Part 1: Introduction Part 2: Preparation Once all the preparation was done it was time to get on with the painting proper.  First of all, I…

Painting Using The Army Painter System – 2: Preparation

By Dr Phil Hendry Part 1: Introduction The first job was to clean off the casting vents, mould-lines, and any other ‘messy bits’.  Not a bad job on Warlord’s figures…

Gallery: Ubique Matt’s Plastics!

Not long ago we held a Black Powder Open Day at Maelstrom Games’ Eye of the Storm venue. We were delighted when Warlord forum-dweller, Ubique Matt, dropped in with a…

Painting: ECW Armies The Army Painter Way!

As part of the big English Civil Wars army Jonas painted up for Salute 2010 using all the different Colour Primers, one regiment was done up with the new Colour…

Painting Video: Plastic Germans!

The chaps at Beasts of War have just been in touch to tell us they’ve published a spanking new video (not to be mistaken for other spanking videos…) on how…

Gallery: Sascha Herm’s Romans

We recently showed off Sascha’s Boadicea and bloody marvellous it was too! Now, it’s the turn of her enemy – the might of Imperial Rome. Feast your eyes on these…

Painting: Roman Praetorian Guard

Not content with running the WAMP painting competition for us recently, Dave ‘Undave’ Jackson has also found time to paint a unit of our plastic Praetorian Guard. Even better Dave…

Sascha Herm Does Boadicea!

Arguably one of the best miniatures painter in the world, Sascha has been working his magic on our Roman and Celt ranges. We’ll be showing these remarkable results off to…

WAMP Painting Competition Winners!

The competition run by those splendid chaps over at Wargames and Miniatures Paradise (WAMP) has now finished and what a startling success it has been, with the largest number of…

Gallery: Stephan Huber’s Celts!

You’ve seen Stephan’s handiwork already with his Partisans and Romans – this time we get to show off his work on the barbarians! First off we have deadly Dacians bristling…

Gallery: Dom Goh’s PaK 40

We recently came across a disk full of images from previous Bolt Action painting competitions. There are some cracking entries and we’ll be showing them off again over the next…

Painting Legionaries

This painting guide shows how Chris Southern of Myrmidon Studios goes about painting our plastic Imperial Roman Legionaries. Check out Chris’ blog for more of his excellent work. He accepts…

Army Gallery: Stephan Huber’s Celts

Not long ago we showed off Stephan’s talent with a paintbrush when we showcased his Romans. Now, we’re happy to bring you Stephan’s glorious Warlord Celts: First off we have…

Stephan Huber’s Imperial Roman Gallery!

One of our more prolific forum posters, Regulator (aka Stephan Huber) has blown us away with photos of his Roman and Celt painting. We’ll bring you the Celts soon but…

Andrew Taylor Paints Bolt Action!

One of the best miniature painters in the game, Andrew Taylor has turned his hand to our Bolt Action US Airborne range. Words alone cannot do justice to Andrew’s skill…

Lee Abbott’s Pike & Shotte Army – Part 3

Lee Abbott is on fire (painting his Pike & Shotte army that is) and we’re not about to put him out. In the third installment of our series of articles…

Lee Abbott’s Pike & Shotte Army – Part 2

We promised you more of Lee Abbott’s Pike & Shotte army and we are delivering. The first regiment in Lee’s army has caused quite a stir so here’s the second,…

Lee Abbot’s Pike & Shotte Army – Part 1

Lee Abbot has really come up with the goods as he paints a Royalist army using our Pike & Shotte miniatures. We’ll be bringing you more of Lee’s work on…

Big Gazza’s Big Gun – 88mm Flak 36

Before we at Warlord Games bought Bolt Action Miniatures the previous owner, Paul and Simon, ran quarterly painting competitions. The winner of one such competition was our mate Big Gazza…

Mark Farr’s Scottish Covenanters

Warlord’s Mark Farr has been a busy lad and has taken a distinctly Scottish turn with his Pike & Shotte army. You can see the results of his endeavours below…

Hobby: Hail Caesar Conversions

The wonderfully named Bennett Blalock-Doane recently sent us in some snaps of his Warlord models. What a belated Christmas present they were! Bennett tells us he has more to send…

Steve Dean Does Warlord!

There comes a time when all the hard work you put into something pays off. Such a time came to us at Warlord Games recently when none other than one…

Updated – Priestley’s Gone Crackers…

For Warlord Games Romans of course! Updated 16/10/08 – Priestley’s still at it! We thought he was finished, but he’s just begun! Infamous games designer and author extraordinaire Rick Priestley…

Examining the Antonine Wall

Games Day 2008 at the NEC was such a great time for us here at Warlord Games that we felt we just had to give you a few more views…

Army Painter Sprays

We consider our The Army Painter sprays the best on the market. No need for undercoat with these cans – one coat is enough. They do need to be used…

Brushing Up!

Fresh from the painting table of Dr Phil Hendry are these beautifully painted metal Auxiliaries. Painted using The Army Painter hobby products the unit is finished off beautifully with Little…

Mea Culpa…

Sometimes all the enthusiasm and well-meaning energy can distract you from what’s important.  This is certainly the case as regards the shield designs we put in the Celtic Warriors plastic…

Return of the Army Painters!

Painting an Army: part 2 Last time we saw Jonas and Bo from Army Painter they’d built and based several large units of our plastic Imperial Romans. With their self-imposed…

Army Painters!

Speed Painting an Army: part 1 When we received an email from our old pals Jonas and Bo at Army Painter we knew we were in for a lively time!…