Join our Mailing List:

3DAlienWorlds BLOG

  • Showing articles with tag painting...

Painting the shrine set It's time for a painting blog, and today we're looking at the contents of the new Shrine Set!▲ With Japanese shrine buildings, you've got two main choices - you can either paint it in bri ...
2022-08-26

Making a bamboo forest Today we're taking a closer look at the bamboo bases from the new Shrine Set, with a how-to guide on an easy way to create a thick bamboo forest for 28mm scale wargaming.     ▲ This ...
2022-08-22

Painting the samurai dojo The new Samurai Dojo is a large building, but surprisingly it paints up quite quickly, with a few simple techniques. The majority of your painting time will probably be spent on the interior and exter ...
2022-06-29

Painting the market stalls It's time for a painting guide - this time it's for the new samurai market stalls set!   This is quite a long blog post, but it should contain lots of tips and real-life photos to make ...
2022-03-25

Some snowy terrain to inspire you! A while back the lovely folks behind the new Eldfall Chronicles game got in touch, asking if they could use our samurai terrain to show off their awesome models. Of course I was happy to oblige, and s ...
2022-01-26

Painting the dice tower It's been about 3 weeks since the Dice Tower Pagoda model was printed and assembled - sorry for the delay! You'll be happy to hear that both the Dice Tower AND the Sumo Ring have been fully pa ...
2021-10-27

Painting the Sumo Ring The new Sumo Ring has been a great painting project this month - with some unique challenges and some wonderful sumo wrestler minis from Fish Creek 3D printed up and painted specially to match!   ...
2021-10-20

Painting the Temple Bell With so many new models sitting on my paint desk, it's actually the most recently printed one that reaches the finish line first! The new Temple Bell model turned out to be the simplest of the 3 m ...
2021-10-13

Painting the pagoda The new temple pagoda might be a very tall model, but you don't need to be daunted by painting it! With the liberal use of spray can undercoats, washes, and drybrushing, you can achieve very good ...
2021-08-12

Painting the samurai outer gate building This is going to be a general guide to choosing a paint scheme for the Temple Outer Gate, rather than a detailed how-to guide. If you're keen to see the details of how this building was painted up ...
2021-06-11

Painting the samurai temple walls The first decision you have to make is what colour you want to paint your temple walls! You've basically got two choices - brown or red? £ Red-painted temple walls (and buildings) are rarer in ...
2021-03-27

Painting the fusion reactor Here's a quick guide to painting the new Taui Fusion Reactor, with a super handy shortcut for saving some time on the base section!£ The base section was the first part to paint, and I saved som ...
2021-02-12

Samurai Pavises are available NOW! The first new release of 2021 for you today - some wooden Samurai Pavises!     Samurai Pavises     Wooden pavises, or tate, were used by feudal-era infantry as protective shie ...
2021-01-13

Painting the samurai castle It took only 3 days to paint the castle, inside and out, but those were looooong days!   Cheap spray cans can be used to do the bulk of the work, and then I used cheap acrylics to drybrush and ...
2020-12-11

Painting the Energy Monolith The new Necrontyr Energy Monolith is coming very, very soon, and so it seems useful to jot down some notes on one way to paint this fairly large piece of terrain up!The most important thing to suggest ...
2020-07-23

Necrontyr Ruined Wall available NOW! The first of some new Necrontyr items has just been added to the store. The Ruined Wall is available for download from today!!     Necrontyr Ruined Wall   £ The ruined wall sectio ...
2020-07-14

Terry Gaudet's STUNNING Necron World Here's a very special video from Terry Gaudet, of his totally awesome Necron World table - featuring pretty much every design from our Necrontyr collection. Go look!!!!     Here are ...
2020-06-19

Samurai Sashimono Flags available NOW! Look at that - only a few days after the release of the teahouse set (and what a fantastic response by you all - thanks!), we now have another little set of model accessories ready for release. The Sa ...
2020-05-03

Painting the samurai teahouse set Well, the new samurai Teahouse Set is now fully painted, and ready for release tomorrow!! Oh, and what gorgeous photos I managed to pose for you! hehehe   But today we take a look at how you ca ...
2020-04-29

Taui Teleporter available NOW! Our second design for the Taui sci-fi terrain range is now available for download - the Taui Teleporter!     Taui Teleporter     £ This hi-tech chunk of machinery is mostly a ...
2020-03-17

Cherry blossom trees : a How-To Guide We have a new top-secret samurai terrain piece coming out soon, and I thought it would be a great time to finally model some cherry blossom trees to go with it. So here's a how-to guide, for which ...
2020-03-14

Painting a wrecked knight base I recently bought a gorgeous Eldar Wraithknight model for my Warhammer 40,000 army, and since this will be a large centrepiece model for my collection, I decided to model up a detailed custom base for ...
2020-02-03

Samurai Card Box available NOW! A cool little gaming accessory for you, the Samurai Card Box, is now officially available for download!     Samurai Card Box   £ Each box is a simple two-piece print, with the bot ...
2020-02-02

Painting and lighting the Taui landing pad The Taui Landing Pad is about to be released, so here's a little painting guide on how it was painted! Please note that although somebody with airbrushing skills could do an amazing job of smooth ...
2020-01-16

Painting tatami bases Here's a quick step-by-step guide to painting tatami mat textures, for the new tatami mat bases set!£ 1. Fill in any gaps you don't want. I printed my bases in PLA, in multiple parts for eac ...
2019-10-11

Painting the castle corner tower The new samurai castle corner tower has now been fully painted, and is due for release this week! Here's a little painting guide to painting up the whole tower in about 8~10 hours, fast and easy b ...
2019-09-24

Painting the samurai pond Phew! Finally done! As a painting project, there was a lot to do here. There are so many different ways (many better, of course), but here's a painting diary of how I painted up the 2 new Samurai ...
2019-08-03

Painting the samurai farmhouses Here's a painting guide on how to quickly paint up those lovely textured surfaces on the new samurai farmhouses, using simple drybrushing techniques and washes!   £ Before starting, all o ...
2019-07-04

Painting the rice paddy model Rather strange blog for today... we're looking at the growing cycle of rice, and how you can model that on your terrain boards!   The rice paddy model from the samurai farmyard set comes in ...
2019-04-29

Painting the High Elf House It's taken quite a while to paint up this new High Elf House & Tower model, mostly because I was a little scared at painting so many intricate windows!   This is a little step-by-step g ...
2019-03-02

Painting the samurai castle walls Over the past few days the Japanese samurai castle walls have slowly been taking shape, and are now ready for release. But first, here's a quick guide to how mine were painted.... £ Some prep w ...
2018-12-24

Painting the Warp Portal Our new kit, the Necrontyr Warp Portal, is finally complete and fully painted! We'll be releasing it just as soon as we've sorted through the photos and videos....While you wait, here's a ...
2018-11-08

Painting the stone walls Just a single picture today... of the progress on the samurai walls!   Very happy with how well they came out after some quick drybrushing and washing.   In case anybody wants to duplica ...
2018-08-28

Painting the landing pad With the Landing Pad assembled and glued together, I smoothed over the model with some 400 grit sandpaper and then filled the joins in the top surface with some wood filler. You can see that preparati ...
2018-04-26

Ned the Necron ready for duty Since we'll soon be printing and selling finished 3D printable terrain models for the Necrontyr range, it seemed a good idea to grab a couple of Necron models to use for scale comparison purposes. ...
2018-01-04

Join our Mailing List: