Daniel "Skails" Rodenberg

Road to Adepticon: Tilting at Demons

The Golden Demon painting competition is coming to Adepticon this year. It looks like I have a good chance of being able to make it, so I've started on a project. Less than two months away and it already...

How to Paint Everything: Checks, Hazard Stripes, Zig-Zags, and Other Heraldic Details

In our How to Paint Everything series, we look at how to paint well, everything, with tutorials by different authors covering multiple methods. This week, we're looking at a number of key freehand details for heraldry, focusing specifically on checker patters,...

How to Paint Everything: Painting Marble

In our How to Paint Everything series, we take a look at how to paint different models, armies, and materials, and different approaches to painting them. In this article, we're exploring how to paint marble surfaces. An Introduction to Marble Marble is...

How to Paint Everything: How to Make a Simple Wet Palette

In our How to Paint Everything series, we typically take a look at different armies of the Warhammer universe, examine their history and heraldry, and look at several different methods for painting them. But good painting starts with good tools, and...

How to Paint Everything: Steel Legion Skull Masks

This is a step by step run through of how I am painting skull masks on my steel legion models. These are representing guardsmen from the Ministorum cemetery world of Certus Minor. Skull masks would also be a good...

How to Paint Everything: Painting Damage – Bullet Pings

This step by step is for minor bullet pings on Armor. My base color is unbleached titanium, which looks like it falls somewhere between screaming skull and ushabti bone in GW paint. The brown is burnt umber, it looks...

How to Paint Everything: Painting Damage – Frag Scarring

This is a short step by step for painting on an explosive blast mark. It's based on a mortar shell impact on concrete. It could also represent acid spit/splash corrosion with some green or yellow mottled into the scarring....

How to Paint Everything: Painting Damage – Impact Craters

I'm painting these Excoriators space marines who mark the date and place of damage done to their armor. Their plate becomes a shrine to the times they have put themselves between the Emperor and the weapons of his enemies. This...

About Me

He/Him Skails is a hobby enthusiast with a focus on painting and converting miniatures. He started with Warhammer Fantasy Battles in the late 90’s with Undead and Vampire Counts, then Necrons and Imperial Guard for 40k. In 2017 he ended a more than 10 year hobby hiatus. Currently he is building a Soulblight Gravelords army and revisiting the undead models that drew him in initially.
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Goonhammer Historicals: Wargames Atlantic Aztecs Review (and Flower Wars Assembly Guide!)

This week the Goonhammer Historicals team takes a look at the Aztec miniatures released by Wargames Atlantic. In addition...
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