Painting Guides by Codex

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Angron - Primarch of the World Eaters Painting Guide

I have been using Canva for some of my blog headers.

I am building off of my post from yesterday with some painting notes from Angron. I was excited about completing this model, and was able to finish him tonight.


I bought Angron about two years ago and started painting him about a year ago. I started with this guide. I did not finish unfortunately. Tale of Painters just had a blog post about a completed Angron. I really liked the emotion captured by Angron in Banzai1000's paint job. I decided to pull Angron off the shelf to complete. I was pretty happy with how he turned out.

Image Inspiration:

Let's get to the paint job - after the break:

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

+++ Azhek Ahriman Complete and Angron WIP +++

Angron Primarch of the World Eaters

 I bought this model a few years ago, and had not finished either the assembly OR the painting of the model. Frustrating to jump in after not completing the model for over a year.

Today's focus was the base, the silver, and the red leather. BTW - these were two models on my quiz posted two days ago.

Here is how I painted:

Sunday, December 25, 2016

+++ Holiday WIP Quiz - Can you guess the models? +++

Can you guess my holiday's WIP?

Answer in the comments section below. If I can complete these during the holiday, I will be golden. Any guesses?

Saturday, December 24, 2016

+++ Thank your significant other this holiday season +++

Thank your Significant Other This Holiday Season

I am in the middle of researching and reading through the old Citadel Journals for myself and a future blog article, and I came across this blog post from 2012. The article is from the Realm of Chaos 80s blog, which gives me access to some very old Citadel articles and other ideas in the Oldhammer universe.

The name of the blog article is Leadhead Widows: The Woes of a Wargamer's Wife. It made me think of how my hobby affects my family and home, and to not take these things for granted.

In this write-up, the writer lists out the wargaming crimes that we commit against our wargaming spouse. Which are you guilty of?

Friday, December 23, 2016

+++ Harlequin Solitaire Complete +++

My Harlequin Solitaire is Complete!

I will post a painting list for the model later today.

What do you think? I am trying something whimsical with the dice and my Harlequins.

A new friend - a .005 black Micron pen was used to help with cross sections.

Have a great day!

Thursday, December 22, 2016

+++ Great Read: Cadi-A-OK +++



This is a great read this week from Games Workshop's The Regimental Standard. Articles like this are such a great supplement to the awesome news we heard this week about the Fall of Cadia. The Regimental Standard makes for a great weekly read.

Link below:

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

+++ 40k Blood Angels Drop Pod Painting Guide +++

A photo box is still on my to-do list...
This is not going to be a link to a video painting guide as I have done before. Here I will be listing the steps in which I have painted this drop pod.


I am painting this drop pod in steps, and I am not in a big rush (even though I have two more to complete afterwards...). I have been painting a door and a 'fin' a day. They are basecoated already with Mephiston Red. I would think that the final paint time total would be about two hours.


1. Basecoat outside of drop pod with Mephiston Red. I used the Mephiston Red spray for this step.

2. Basecoat inside of the drop pod with Leadbelcher. I layered Leadbelcher in different areas around the pod as shown. This included the engines, and inside of doors, along with one of the fins.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

+++ Alternative Rules - Blast Templates and Multi-Level Buildings +++

Alternative Rules
Blast Templates and Multi-Level Buildings

The new FAQ that has blasts affects all levels of a building is overpowered, but does solve some of the issues within the game. 

1. Small blast templates should affect a desired level on a building. 
2. Large blast templates should affect two adjacent levels on a building. 
3. Anything larger than a large blast (massive, apocalyptic) should affect all levels on a building.
4. Barrages should affect all models that the template is positioned over not physically covered by other levels.

Evidence and Reasoning:

+++ Alternative Rules - Flying in 40k +++

Alternative Rules - Flying in 40k

I wanted to look at the rules for flight in Warhammer 40k compared to the flight rules within the Deathwatch RPG and look for improvements and similarities. I recently did a post here about flying in the Deathwatch RPG. 


We should be using the Death from the Skies supplement for 40k, as it simulates the high altitude interactions of aircraft above the battlefield. We should also limit all firing from surface to air to weapons of 24" or greater range.

Evidence and Reasoning:

+++ Deathwatch RPG 101-06 - Flying +++

Deathwatch RPG 101-06 - Flying

Flying, hovering, and different altitudes in the Deathwatch RPG


There are three different altitudes within Deathwatch - these are hovering, low altitude and high altitude.

Flying creatures can change altitude by one each turn. Flying creatures must devote actions to movement each turn - or they will crash to the ground - and likely look worse than our Fighta-Bommerz to the left.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

+++ Completed with Painting Guide - Eldrad Ulthran +++

Painting Eldrad Ulthran

A photo box is on my 'to do' list.
The painting guide linked below allowed me to paint the final product rather easily. I veered off of the guide in a few places in which I will detail about below.

Despite all of the detail, this was a relatively quick paint at 2-3 hours because of all the black paint.


As always, Duncan did a fantastic job with his tutorial. His guide was to the point and achievable.