Stage-by-Stage Guides

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: Commando Amphibious Raiders

Following last Friday’s Commando-themed releases, Warlord’s own Rich Carlisle has been researching these elite fighters – and has prepared a hobby guide. So – grab a brush, check your bearings,…

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….

New: Bolt Action Downloadable Painting Guides

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

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…

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

With Ostfront battles breaking-out across the world, we allied with the ever-eager-to-help Andy Singleton of Volley Fire Painting Services to give the low-down on how to add the distinct Winter White…

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: 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…

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…

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…

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…