Tutorial – Green Stuff Chains

While working on my Kharn conversion I knew I had to figure out a way to remake the chains wrapped around the model’s arm. There are a few tutorials online on sculpting chains but none of them appeared to be what I needed. This method gives a more refined and squared off chain. Whilst I normally mix Magic Sculp with my Green...

Tutorial – Artscale Terminator

Ever since I made my first Artscale Terminator I’ve been asked for a tutorial on how I did it. I was very hesitant for a long time because it takes a while to put this together but also because it requires a better grasp of using Green Stuff than the Artscale Space Marine in Power Armour. However, enough people requested it, so...

Video Tutorial: Green Stuff Casting

So I haven’t had much time for anything lately but I decided to put together a better video tutorial for casting Green Stuff using Liquid Blu-Stuff. The last few months the majority of questions I’ve gotten via email have been concerning precisely this, and as I needed to cast something for my own project I figured I’d...

Liquid Blu-Stuff

So I’ve got a new product to compliment the original Blu-Stuff molding putty. This Liquid Blu-Stuff (I may yet change the name) is just as easy to use as the putty, is non-toxic, and cures incredibly quickly compared to many other silicone rubbers (at least that I know of). Unlike the Blu-Stuff putty which is great for casting...

Working with Blu-Stuff

Finally was able to get this introductory video made. It’s as simple and straight-forward as it can be. In future I’ll try and do more videos showing how to more adventurous projects. Please feel free to leave comments and let me know if I left out something really obvious or what you’d like to know more...

Tutorial – Artscale Space Marine

This is my guide to how I make a basic Artscale Space Marine in Mark 7 Power Armour. This guide shows my approach to the idea of scaled up Space Marines, and has been strongly influenced by many others. Since I made this original guide two years ago my techniques have changed a little. The original tutorial is presented here but where...

Tutorial – Imperial Laurel

Anyone who collects any Space Marines (most of us right?) will most likely have seen the Imperial Laurel bit included in the Command Squad box, but to this day I don’t think I have ever seen one used on a model. The bit itself doesn’t fit. When I started work I most recent project, a member of the Deathwatch, one of the criteria...

Blu-Stuff Iconography Molds

Please excuse the simplicity of this video, this is my very first attempt at making a video ever, so it’s a little rough. I wanted to show how easy it is to cast small details like iconography in Green Stuff using Blu-Stuff as a mold. I started with some icons I sculpted myself for a Minotaurs Space Marine chapter that were sculpted...

Tutorial – Artscale Arms

This is a slight update to the Version 2.0 of my guide to converting Actual Scale Space Marines (original post found here) that makes arms much more straightforward and doesn’t rely on having an abundance of terminator arms. I’ve tried to make this as easy to follow as possible, a picture says a thousand words, so they say :-p So...

Tutorial – Artscale Jump Packs

I’ve been asked a couple of times how I enlarged the jump packs of my Artscale Assault Marines so I figured I’d throw up a quick explanation. As with the regular backpacks I enlarge (by cutting up two and gluing the bits back together) the size difference is subtle but I feel it is enough to make it worth doing. Start with a regular...

Tutorial – Sculpting Layered Armou...

Just a quick one here. As I started work on a second Techmarine/MotF for a client I figured I’d show the approach to making Techmarine layer armour. There was a curing time of at least 4 hours between each of these pics so as to make sure I didn’t damage the sculpting on the previous stage. The technique for producing each layer is...

Tutorial – Checks on Shoulder Pads

I’ve seen many attempts at painting checks onto Space Marine shoulder pads (for Lamenters chapter models) that in my mind don’t quite look right. I’ve been asked more than a few times how I did them on my own, so here’s the mini guide I did a while back. The problem I’ve seen people have is trying to maintain the square shape...

Tutorial – Painting Yellow

I originally posted this tutorial on a couple of forums a few years back and found myself looking for it recently as I want to paint my new Master of the Forge in yellow armour. I figured I re-post it here amongst other tutorials. The first section of this tutorial is for those people lucky enough to still have some of GW’s old Inks in...

Tutorial – Making a Mark V Helm

Here’s a quick tutorial on how I make my version of the mark V power armour helmet. The items and tools used are a mark 7 helm (I use the one with two breather tubes on either side), greenstuff, Grandt Line plastic rivets (0.81mm), a small chisel ended clay shaper and a sharp scalpel. Start by cleaning up the mold lines. I mounted...