Rust effect – quick and dirty

So today i want to show you in a short tutorial how i painted some rust effects on my storm eagle flyer. The tutorial is pretty old . I just forgot to release it 
So, heute möchte ich euch ein einem kurzen Tutorial zeigen wie ich ein paar Rosteffekte an dem Storm Eagle gemalt habe.

Schritt 1:
Paint or dab the related part with a dark brown shade. For example Scorched Brown or Calthan Brown.
Malt oder Tupft die bestreffende Stelle deckend mit einem dunklen Braunton. Z.b Scorched Brown oder Calthan Brown.

Schritt 2:
Dab the related spot with a yellow tone like Brown or Iyanden Darksun. Its important to consider that the brush is almost dry like when you’re dry-brush something. So wipe them off carefully on a tissue.
Tupf die betreffende Stelle mit einem Gelbton wie Burbonic Brown oder Iyanden Darksun. Wichtig dabei ist, dass der Pinsel wie beim Trockenbürsten nicht mehr wirklich feucht ist. Streift ihn also gut an einem Tuch ab.

Schritt 3:
Dab the related spot with a orange/red tone like Blazing Orange/Blood Red or Mecharite Red.
Tupft die betreffende stelle mit einem Orange/Rotton wie zum Beispiel Blazing Orange / Blood Red oder Mecharite Red ab.

Schritt 4:
Repeat the dabbing like explained in Step 2. But be careful not to paint too much color to overlay the already painted color.
Wiederholt das tupfen wie unter Schritt 2 beschrieben. Achtet aber dieses mal darauf nicht zuviel der Farbe unter Schritt drei zu überdecken.

Schritt 5:
Paint a little bit brown over the already painted colors. If you want you can surround the rust effect with a little bit brighter tone of the basic color. This makes the eye believe that the rust effect its under the basic color.
Ein paar kurze Tupfer mit den unter Schritt zwei verwendeten Farben und ihr seid fertig. Wenn ihr möchtet könnt ihr den Rosteffekt mit einer etwas helleren Umrandung der Farbe versehen auf dem ihr den Rosteffekt angebracht habt. Das gaukelt dem Auge vor dass sich der Rost unter der Grundfarbe befindet.

The completed effect should like like the following.
Der fertige Effekt sollte ungefähr so aussehen.

How to build the bases for my tyranids

I finally managed to write down the recipe for my bases. Most of the colors i use are Vallejo colors. The washes used are from games workshop.  The pigments are from Secret weapon miniatures.

At the beginning i normally apply the base color for the rock and the sand. Next i spray the sandy areas. After that i apply the washes to sand and rocks. The last painting steps are dry brushing  the rocks and the sand. Last is applying the pigments and the vegetation

Color list:

  • Dwarf skin
  • Heavy Siena
  • Abbadon Black
  • Cadmium skin
  • Pale flesh
  • Bonewhite
  • Ivory White
  • Dead white
  • Charadon granite
  • Heavy Bluegrey
  • Grey green
  • Flat earth
  • Yellow oliv


  • Aghrax earthshade
  • Ahtonian camoshade
  • Nuln Oil


  • Clay Brown
  • Dark Earth
  • How to build the base.
    • Create the rocks with different layers of cork.
    • Apply a mix of wood glue and sand to the other areas
  • Water area
    • “Dwarf skin” over the area.
    • 2/1 mix of „Heavy Siena“ / „Abbadon Black“ to the lower parts.
    • „Heavy siena“ on the raised areas.
    • Then apply a 50/50 mix of “Aghrax earthshade” / “Ahtonian camoshade” to the “shore” areas.
  • Sandy areas
    • Starting with„Dwarf Skin“, then „Cadmium skin” and then „Pale flesh“ mixed in some „Bonewhite“ on top. A little bit of “Aghrax Earthshade” into the recesses and “Athonian camoshade” on the sandy areas.
    • Dry brush with “Ivory White” and ” Dead white”.
  • Stone
    • Base coat with 3/1 “Charadon granite” / “Chaos Black”.
    • Apply a generous wash of „Nuln Oil“ over the rocks.
    • Drybrush with a 50/50 „Charadon granite“ /„Heavy Bluegrey“.
    • Now dry brush with „Heavy Bluegrey“.
  • Pigments
    • Apply a mix Secret Weapon Pigment „Clay Brown“ and „Dark Earth“.
  • Replacement for “Charadon granite”
    • Because the colour is no longer available i experimented a little bit ( actually a lot ) and came up which a mix of colors which are almost like the old “Charadon granite”.
    • Mix 1/2/1 with „Grey green“ , „Flat earth“, and „Yellow oliv“.


Hobby desk update KW 13

Last week was much better in regards to my painting time. I made good progress on ahriman. I should be able to finish him this week to start with my next model, Kairos Fateweaver. Really looking forward to start painting him.

Thanks for reading and you I hope you enjoyed the pictures ! For wip updates follow me on twitter or for finished models go to my instagram account!

Hobby desk update Kw 09

Today i want to share some pictures of my hobby progress this week. I probably will do this on a regular basis but we will see what the future brings.

My twitter followers know that its again tyranid time. This time its another trygon model. I simply love the kit. It was the first model i painted for my tyranid army. The goal is to be able to field the Subterranean swarm formation. I know its not the most effective tyranid formation but I really like all of the models it contains very much.

So what did we achieve this week ? I was able to finish the first layer of the carapace last week so it was time to get some progress on the second layer. I should be able to finish this layer on Monday so i can apply the wash and the last layer next week.

Thanks for reading and you I hope you enjoyed the pictures ! For wip updates follow me on twitter or for finished models go to my instagram account!

Nemesis Dreadknight

Im not sure when i finished the Dreadknight but i think its more than three years since then. It was just a model i wanted to paint ever since. So i bought it during the winter holidays and painted it. There are a lot of things i now would paint different but its still a nice looking model.

Thanks for reading and you i hope you enjoy the pictures ! For wip updates follow me on twitter or for finished models go to my instagram account!

Recommended guides for tyranids

Today i wanted to share some guides which really helped me to figure out how i want to paint my tyranids.

The first guide was written by joe from the brokenpaintbrush blog which i really recommend to follow ! The guide really helped me to figure out how i wanted to paint the base and which materials i want to use. Im sure even when his bases are more swamp like and mine are more dessert themed you can see some similarities between them.

The next guide is from the necrotales website. The guide shows step by step how you can paint nice looking tyranids and each step is explained by pictures. Even though the site seems to be no longer maintained its still a great article !

The last guide is from the figurepainters website. The guide explains in detail how to paint the skin and gives some examples how to do the carapace parts.

Thanks for reading and you i hope you will find the guides  as useful as i did ! For wip updates  on my painting follow me on twitter or for finished models go to my instagram account!




Finished three Thousand Sons exalted sorcerers finished 

It may sound strange for a player which owns a lot of space wolves but since i play i wanted to have a thousand sons army. I actually don’t know why i never bought one. Probably there where other stuff which was more important at that time i don’t know.
As Games workshop released the thousand sons again i instantly felt in love with some of the models. So i decided to finish the stuff i bought from forgeworld during our summer holidays and then decide if i still want to paint some of them . So i finished everything , still thought they look cool and then bought these three thousand sons sorcerers. Lovely miniatures if you ask me !

When it comes to painting i have the worse habit that i normally can’t paint stuff the way everything else does.  I also wasn’t so amazed by the paint scheme gw chose because i think the gold is too dominant and overused. So when i painted the Cerastus Knight Acheron i used the chance to try out a idea i had how to paint mine. And it really helped. But still the first sorcerer i painted was really hard to paint for me. I probably painted the crown of the head three times trying out different combinations of colors. It was surprisingly hard to me to figure out what color i wanted to paint each piece.  Some people use color theories to figure out their colors, and i use it from time to time to, but for me its more about the feeling i have when choosing colors. Some choices just feel right for me.  So i needed a long time to get the first sorcerer painted. Some times i was really frustrated because i couldn’t figure out how i wanted him to look. In the end it was IMO definitely worth the effort.  Im also a little bit proud about it because i think i was able to push my limit of what im able to paint a little bit higher than before.  I love my space wolves and they’re not painted bad but the sons just look better.

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