Happy Monk Pt 5.

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This guy is Happy but I think I may have taken things too far with this one!!

Happy Monk Pt 3.

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Like with most things the show must go on even if it is going slower than it should.

Happy Monk P2

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This project is taking longer, but I feel that it will be worth it.

Happy Monk Pt 1

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I know that there has been a slump in my painting due to illness and family visit, but I am back with a brush in hand and this project I can tell you now has had a lot of brick walls and head hitting moments.

Ipms Cosford Show 2017.

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As you might be able to see from this map of the royal air force museum shows just how big it is, now add that with a model show and you get something that is cool with something that is great for making an amazing day. (But a lot of walking) 

Farewell Good Readers!

As might be apparent from the title, I, Brambleten, will be finishing writing for Noobs and their Paintbrush once this final article is written. The blog itself isn't going anywhere - that's the beauty of a group blog - cut off one head and two more will rise. Nope, that's Hydra, but its the right message (the more popping up part, not the lopping off of heads).

I have no doubt that there will be someone out there for whom the blog would be an ideal platform for to allow them to create content for an already developed and growing audience. If you think that you are that person, fire Merkeysa a message at noobsandtheirpaintbrush@gmail.com.

Stoke on Trent Model Show and Figureworld 2017

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Sunday just gone I was over in Stoke for the Stoke on Trent Model Show and Figureworld 2017.

Unboxing Purgatory's Moloch

It's been a while since I've posted anything, so here's a little something for your Monday evening - unboxing Moloch from Purgatory.

WW2 US BAR Gunner Pt 1.

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Following on from my British officer, I thought It was time to move from the first world war to the second and you never know in a few years I might be painting a model from the thrid (trump!).

Also with this one I am trying to do more in the basing area.

ArcWorlde Ogre Trooper - Showcase

Last week I shared my Deathwatch Blackstar, something that to me was more of a battle of attrition than actual fun. To counter this, I built and painted one of the models I picked up at Vapnartak a couple of weeks ago - the Albionnican Ogre Trooper from Warploque Miniatures.

Huddersfield Scale Model Show.

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The weekend just gone I was at the Huddersfield Show and here are some of the things that was there.

ChillCon 2017 - Hosted by Chilling Wargamers and Asylum Wargames, Sheffield UK

We like a good show here at Noobs and their Paintbrush, be it one that has been going for yonks or a brand new event. In this case, we have a brand new one for you!

Deathwatch Blackstar - Showcase and a dislike of painting vehicles

I detest painting vehicles. I don't paint them often, which may be part of the problem, but there is something about their demand for smoothly painted plates and crisp edges, not to mention the large areas of metal work requiring attention that just doesn't click with me. When I built my Deathwatch Blackstars last year I thought that as they looked cool and were fairly simple builds that I might enjoy painting them. I was wrong.

A Blackstar, barely contained by my photo box.

Bolton Show 2017.


I was there if you were as well then you know how good it was if not don't worry I took pictures.

And here they are.

Icarus Miniatures Alliance Starter Set Unboxing

I wasn't expecting to be posting another Kickstarter unboxing so quickly after the last one, but I got a nice little box from Icarus Miniatures on Monday, containing their Alliance Starter Set. After having a quick peek at the figures, it would be rude of me not to show them off to people!

Rathcore V3 Miniature Holders Kickstarter Unboxing

I spent a large chunk of my work day yesterday wondering what subject to write today's blog on. I didn't fancy a lengthy wordy blog after last week article (which clocked in at over 2600 words when stuck into Word) and I don't have any WIPs worth going through yet. Thankfully a package was waiting for me at home that solved my connundrum -  my Rathcore Miniature Holders had arrived from Germany.

WW1 Tank officer Pt 2

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Last week I was working on the Officer this week Its all about the base.

Hobby 101 - What Do I Need To Start Painting?

 Last weekend I got asked "How do you get started with painting as a hobby?" My initial response was "How long do you have?" In all honesty it's not something I've ever been asked directly before - almost everyone I've spoken to about the hobby has either been in the hobby, and thus already started, or are outside the hobby and have opinions ranging from "that's cool" to "how the hell do you paint the eyes on those, they're tiny!"

With that in mind, I'm now going to try and answer the question.

WW1 Tank officer Pt 1.



Some people may know but for those who don't its the 100th anniversary of the First World War ending next year and I have a few First World War ideas that I would like to do this one being the first which is a smaller test for something. anyway, lets jump right into it.

90 Minute Challenge - Imperial Guardsman and Prisoner 01

Well, this is an unexpectedly productive start to the year! I took up the 90 Minute Challenge on Monday to paint up Prisoner 01 from the Batman Miniature Game. Not being happy with the final result, I had another crack at the challenge on Tuesday, finishing my first proper Imperial Guardsman in my new army scheme.


Egg Cup Challenge Pt 2

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I have to apologize to everyone for not posting this sooner, but with the holidays I found it hard to get time with my computer. And before I show you how things worked out I wanted to wish everyone a happy new year and I hope Santa left a few paints under the tree.

But getting back to how I left things off last year.

2016: Hobby Year Review and A Look Forward

It's the last day of the year, so what better time to have a look back and see what worked, what didn't and where my painting mojo went!

I recently got a lightbox so included here are a few of my minis from this year!

Trollblood Battlegroup Unboxed!


As I said last week I have a new Warmachine/Hordes project and I'm kicking off by unboxing the new Trollblood battlegroup!

Tabletop Cygnar




This week I've been trying to finish off the last few unpainted models I had in my Cygnar army..

Q&A With Joe Karame Part 2

Welcome to Part Two of our Q&A with the lovely Joe Karame. If you missed Part One (shame on you!) you can find it here. Now, lets get cracking with the questions!

The Egg Cup Challenge 2016!

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Last year for the Eggcup Challenge I made the Minion in a hot tub. This year we have a new item to build an idea around and that was a shot glass. 

Dusk Raiders Space Marine Chaplain

It's taken me over a year to get him from built and a base made to getting him varnished but finally my Dusk Raiders Chaplain from the Betrayal at Calth box set is finished.

Q&A With Joe Karame AKA JoeK Minis Part 1

With Christmas fast approaching, we thought we'd bring you the present of another Q&A session, this time with a man whose talent is only outmatched by how nice he is - Mr Joe Karame of JoeK Minis!