Stage-by-Stage Guides

Hobby: Commando Amphibious Raiders

Warlord’s own Rich Carlisle has been researching these elite fighters – and has prepared a hobby guide. So – grab a brush, check your bearings, and keep watch for enemy…

Feature: TheTerrainTutor’s D-Day Board Project

Mel, TheTerrainTutor, is on a mission – a life long wargamer with a passion for making terrain, he’s using YouTube to share his passion and to see better gaming boards! Meet Mel…

Showcase: Steve Palffy’s RSO with Winter Pak40

Community member and brush-wizard, Steve Palffy has recently been wowing the Warlord staff with some of his latest Bolt Action armour… One piece which particularly captured our eye was his…

Hobby: Painting a Roman Legionary Step-by-Step

If you’ve just got started with your Romans then this step-by-step guide will be perfect for you as we take a look at how we painted a single Roman Legionary…

New: Blitzkrieg German PDF Painting Guide

Looking for a little help to get your Bolt Action army painted up just right? Well check out our brand new addition to our Downloadable Painting Guides, available for less than…

Hobby: Rich H’s Grant Scorpion conversion

Rich H of the Ribble Warriors – a notorious plasticard-wizard who you may have heard from time to time on the Downorder Podcast, has produced another conversion – a Grant…

Hobby: ‘Soap Opera Painting’ the 32nd Foot with Arcane Scenery

Steve from ‘Arcane Scenery and Models‘ has long been a friend of Warlord, and has recently been blogging his Napoleonic wargaming hobby adventures… This week he was kind enough to…

Painting Afrika Korps Vehicles by Andy Singleton

Chief Paint Miner at Volley Fire Painting Services, Andy Singleton is becoming something of a regular here on the Warlord Games website – with a huge range of articles sharing tips,…

Hobby: Captured Churchill MkIII

Dan Hoyt from the redoverblue blog had a play with our Churchill MkVII last year with a somewhat different result: Dan: This vehicle is definitely the most unique model now…

Painting: Captured British Morris truck

G’day all, Bryan here from the WWPD blog. I’ve been painting a lot of vehicles for my DAK lately, so I thought I would share a few tips on how…

Painting Guide: Long Range Desert Group

Just before the release of our new Long Range Desert Group (LRDG) Chevrolet trucks we sent a few out early on patrol – a set of which found it’s way into the more…

Modelling: Dioramic Basing, Part 1

Dennis recently sent in an article to the fantastic chaps at WWPD about making his own scenic basing, making his forces unique! Some great ideas to finish off your diorama for our…

Painting Guide: Deutsches Afrika Korps Kradschützen

Bryan, from the blog WWPD, sent in a fantastic Free French army list the other week and along with it mentioned his work on the German Afrika Korps, particularly his…

Hobby: Ghar Battlesuit Conversion

Nicky P Gardiner recently answered the call to arms and posted in with a fantastic bit of work on the new Outcasts box set and a Ghar battlesuit conversion: Nicky:…

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Weekend Hobby: Simple Smokescreen Markers

A Warlord favorite Dan Hoyt from Red Over Blue has come up with a fantastic way to re purpose all that pillow stuffing that you may have been using for Christmas…

How To: Diorama Top Tips

Composition, framing the picture, telling a story, Warlords Richard Carlisle takes a look at some entries to this years Diorama competition and offers some inspiration along with some tips for…

Painting: How to apply Winter Whitewash to your Bolt Action vehicles

With the recent release of our Winter German and Winter American Bolt Action forces, we allied with the ever-eager-to-help Andy Singleton of Volley Fire Painting Services to give the low-down on how…

Conversion Clinic: Yugoslav Stuart PaK 40

Our friend Jakob Lotz has a penchant for digging out the oddities among WWII vehicles. Today is no exception as he takes us through the steps to add a German…

Painting Guide: Napoleonic Russian Line Infantry

Ever thought of starting a Black Powder Napoleonic Russian army, or indeed any other? Peruse this fantastic guide by Laurens Vannijvel of Abrushwithbattles fame, as he takes you through the…

Hobby: Painting late war German Camouflage without an airbrush

If you’re not as lucky as the guy below, and you don’t have access to an airbrush, don’t despair about painting German tanks with the late war camo, Andy Singleton…

Stage-by-Stage: Andrés Amián’s Concord army

Our resident paint specialist Andrés Amián takes us through his Concord army that graces the pages of the Beyond the Gates Of Antares Rulebook, and shows us just how easy it…

Army Painter: 8 Year Anniversary

The Army Painter celebrate their 8th Anniversary with a fantastic PRIZE DRAW! Plus this week we also got a fantastic video guide to painting Concord Strike troopers with The Army…

Painting: British Redcoats, Anglo Zulu War

Zulu! a Black Powder supplement packed with fantastic background and colour inspiration – Warlords own Daz Evans presents a step-by-step guide to painting up your British Infantry Redcoats for the Anglo-Zulu War….

Hobby: Painting a Ghar Battle-suit

Andy Singleton of Volley Fire Painting Services recently had an invite to Warlord HQ for beer & pizza but of course we didn’t want him to go away empty handed….

Painting Clinic: Speed Painting Japanese Infantryman

With our latest PDF Painting Guide for the Japanese is available to download ‘here’, super-fast painter Andrew Chesney shares his methods for getting your Japanese forces painted up and on the…

New: Japanese Painting Guide

We’re adding to our list of Bolt Action Downloadable Painting Guides today with a fantastic in depth guide for the Japanese: View in Store Each of our guides covers one…

Work Shop Conversion: SU-76P

Jakob Lotz is quickly becoming a regular contributor with his fantastic conversions and he’s at it again with the SU-76P – aka. SU-26, SU-T-26 or Leningrad self-propelled gun.   Jakob:…

Hobby: Painting a 10 man squad of Grenadiers

We recently took a look at what Tom and Don from Alba Studios were up to in their workshop in Aberdeen. Tom has kindly dropped us a line with a…

Hobby: Brian Ward’s 251/21 Drilling conversion

With the release of the new Sd.Kfz 251/1 ausf. D kit from Warlord Games, I made a suggestion on the Facebook pages about converting one up to an Sd.Kfz 251/21…

Comment Peindre un Citoyen, Or: How to Paint French Line Infantry – by Laurens Vannijvel

Introduction Napoleon needed infantry in droves. Far less glamorous than the cavalry, less respected still than the artillery, the massed battalions of infantry were in fact Napoleon’s battle-winning weapons. As…

Hobby: Guide Baking Soda Mud Technique

Dan Hoyt, of the redoverblue blog has been hard at work on a factory’s worth of Bolt Action vehicles, and very kindly offered to share a few tips – firstly,…

Hobby: Painting Endoskeletons

With the release of the latest heavy weapons variants it’s about time we take a look at painting Endoskeletons: View in Store Terminator Genisys has a fantastic section on painting,…

Hobby: Detailing Sarissa buildings Part 1

We recently spotted modelling enthusiast Bill Ferguson (aka the Scenic Doctor) working on some fantastically detailed Sarissa buildings and asked if he’d be so kind as to share his skills…

Hobby: Ken Redington’s Sd.Kfz250/11 Conversion

Given the vast number of variant vehicles developed, and the amount of field modifications and unofficial up-gunnings of military vehicles throughout the Second World War, it’s simply not possible for…

Hobby: Andy Singleton’s Very Late War StuH42

Andy Singleton (of Volley Fire Painting Services fame) has been busy expanding his Volksgrenadier army, using our recently released German Grenadiers and plastic Stugs! Andy: Whilst doing a bit of digging looking…

Hobby: Jakob Lotz’s 15 cm sIG 33 (Sf) auf Panzerkampfwagen I Ausf B Conversion

Following on from his Zis-30 and Flakpanzer Hobbyist Jakob Lotz has been at it again with another conversion of one of the less well known vehicles of World War II….

Hobby: Matthew Davies LEFH8B2 conversion

The LEFH8B2 is a unique and interesting SPG to field. Since only 16 were ever made by the Germans, the presence of this vehicle in your army will surely make…

Hobby: Jakob Lotz’s Flakpanzer Conversion

Following-on from last week’s article showcasing his Zis-30 conversion, hobbyist Jakob Lotz has been hard at work on his latest creation – and this week, we’re proud to present his…

Hobby: How to Paint Prussian Landwehr by Laurens Vannijvel

An army of the Napoleonic era decked out on the tabletop is arguably the most thrilling sight to warm a wargamer’s heart, but the road to such glory is fraught…

Hobby: Jakob Lotz’s Zis-30 conversion

Recently, we received an email from one of our customers, with a couple of rather nice conversions of some mobile gun platforms… we liked them so much that we asked…

Working with Resin and Metal – by Brian Ward

A veteran of the Bolt Action community, and ban-hammer wielding admin of the Bolt Action and Bolt Action International Facebook pages, Brian Ward is an experienced painter and modeller – and…

Hobby: Matthew Davies’ Pak 36 Carrier

Matthew Davies talks us through how he constructed his converted German captured Universal Carrier: The Universal Carrier was true to its name, and found itself in a ‘universal’ role, in…

Painting Guide – M4 Sherman

Darek Wyrozebski – who has painted countless Bolt Action vehicles for our box art and webstore features sat down to take us through his method of getting the M4 Sherman…

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…

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…

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…

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’…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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 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…

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: 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…

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…

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…