Painting Guides by Codex

Friday, August 4, 2017

Tutorial: U'zhul the Skulltaker - Skulls for the Skull Throne!

U'zhul the Skulltaker - appointed Sacred Executioner of Khorne. He seeks out the mightiest enemies on the battlefield so that he can slay them with his Hellblade. Here is a great painting tutorial that I used to paint this figure from a blog that is now no longer updated. 

I am saving the steps here to keep the tutorial alive and match it with today's GW paint range.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Bloodfuelled Prayers to Khorne - Khorne Slaughterpriest Painted

I wanted to display a model that I finally finished recently - the Khorne Slaughterpriest! Here, I will talk a little about the painting process for this beautiful model. My next post will be devoted to talking about using this monster in Warhammer 40k.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Hive Fleet Leviathan Gargoyles Painted with Tips

I wanted to take some time to show off some Tyranid gargoyles that were painted in a Hive Fleet Leviathan theme. I wanted to talk about some of the scheme and how I adapted it keeping in mind that I have hundreds to paint and I am not that fast of a painter. 

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Hive Fleet Leviathan Skin Tutorial - A quick approach!

Steve here, ready to show you a quick take on Games Workshop's style of painting Hive Fleet Leviathan Skin. With this strategy, I was able to paint up the skin on 10 gargoyles within an hour or so - maybe two when you take into account drying washes. Overall, this was very easy.

This really worked out for me because I have a horde of Tyranid models to paint, while at the same time I collect multiple armies. If you are in the same boat, you might be looking into ways to paint a bit faster. This should work on any splinter fleets of Hive Fleet Leviathan.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Land Raider Terminus Ultra - Tactics and Comparisons

I was really excited to see the Land Raider Terminus Ultra in the Imperium Index 1. It is a whopping 30 Power Level and at *updated* 400 points, filling a lord of war slot. I bought this Terminus Ultra Job Lot a couple of years ago. Now I have a reason to revive this mistreated hero.

How can we make this lord of war worth the points? How does it compare to the awesome Predator Annihilator or a Knight Paladin? Let's also take a look at how to fix up this model.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Dark Imperium Set WIP - Do you love painting gold trim?

If you have ever played disc golf or golf, you may know how I feel here. I am speaking of when you throw the disc (or hit the ball) and you are pretty impressed, only to stand at your ball or disc and look back at the tee-off area to see that you did not throw it that far at all. That is how I feel this week about my painting.

I have been hard at work on assembling and painting my Dark Imperium set. I have spent about 6 hours this week painting, and the amount of time needed to paint all the trim with Balthasar Gold has exceeded my expectations.

Let's take a look:

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Dark Imperium Review - Thoughts on the post-Indomitus Crusade World

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Dark Imperium Review

Thoughts on the post-Indomitus Crusade World

I finished reading Dark Imperium by Guy Haley just a few days ago, and I wanted to share some thoughts that this book drew out for me, and of this new age for Warhammer 40,000.

If you have not had a chance to read the book, you can pick it up here at the Black Library. (link) I picked up the hardback on release day and was not disappointed.

Here are some thoughts about some particular topics within the book. I would love to know what you think - please comment below if you have a different take.