In addition to free YouTube Videos that I release on Friday of each week, I have Patreon Exclusive videos available for the Monkey Enthusiast ($5/monthly) and Monkey Fanatic ($10/monthly) patrons. These videos detail full builds of a variety of models, showing step-by-step the processes I use. For more details, please visit my Patreon page. I’d be most grateful for your support!
Here are links to my previously published Patreon Exclusive builds:
Citadel Warhammer 40K Imperial Guard Basilisk
When it comes to over-the-top fun builds, it’s hard to find something that can outdo Warhammer 40K. This big honkin’ cannon is no exception! This series will cover the full paint and weathering process of this cool looking artillery piece.
- Basilisk Part 1: Some Rambling, Priming, and Base Paint
- Basilisk Part 2 : More rambling, camo and track paint
- Basilisk Part 3: Painting the Big Gun, tracks, and leather
- Basilisk Part 4: Drybrushing, Washes, and More Drybrushing
- Basilisk Part 5: Detailing The Gun Deck
- Basilisk Part 6: Drybrushing, Details, Rock Bands, and Wooden Boxes
- Basilisk Part 7: Decals, Silvering, More Tracks, and Little Guns
- Basilisk Part 8: Base Painting Major Shouty And His Friends
- Basilisk Part 9: More Figure Painting, And Some Chipping Theory Talk
- Basilisk Part 10: More Chipping, Pencil Rust, and Dust and Dirt
- Basilisk Part 11: Adding Mud & Dirt; Painting Stowage and Tools
- Basilisk Part 12: The Final Episode
Wave 1/20 Ma. K SAFS
Wave’s 1/20th scale SAFS (Super Armored Fighting Suit) is truly a Maschinen Krieger classic. Though there are many variants of this suit, I’ve always though the original was the best. This video series goes through the assembly, painting, and weathering in step-by-step detail.
- SAFS Part 1: All the Assembly Notes
- SAFS Part 2: Damage, Weld Beads, and some Texturing
- SAFS Part 3: More Details and Priming (Finally!)
- SAFS Part 4: Painting the Innards
- SAFS Part 5: How NOT TO Paint A Face
- SAFS Part 6: Base Paint And Decals
- SAFS Part 7: The Engine: Heat and Rust
- SAFS Part 8: Applying the Oil Wash
- SAFS Part 9: The “I almost finished the chipping” Episode
- SAFS Part 10: More Chips And Then… The Rust!
- SAFS Part 11: Assembly, Hoses, and Random Weathering
- SAFS Part 12: More Weathering and Finishing Up
Citadel Warhammer 40K Armiger Helverin
This has to be one of my all time favorite kits. It has the cool look of the much larger Imperial Knight, but in a much more manageable and affordable size. This is my second build of the kit, so I was able to apply the lessons of the first one to this one – and I was really happy with how it turned out!
There’s also a publicly available video that covers painting the great base from Elrik’s Hobbies.
- Part 1 – Assembly, Priming, and Starting the Paint
- Part 2 – Loads More Base Painting
- Part 3 – Panel Lines, Chipping, and (some) Stains
- Part 4 – Stains, Rust, Mud, and all that Jazz
Max Factory 1/72 Soltic H102 Bushman
A Soltic what? And what anime is that from?
I didn’t know the answer to either of those questions, but it didn’t prevent me from building, painting, and weathering this very cool looking kit!
Citadel Primaris Invader ATV
What do you get when you combine the grim, dark future of the 40K universe with Speed Buggy? The Primaris Invader ATV of course!
While it is a simple push fit kit with just a few parts, this little four wheeler is great big fun! This short video series demonstrates some simple painting and weathering that will be great for tabletop or display.
Rocket Models Kabuto-Kai
This cool looking walking tank is from Rocket Models’ Fist of War series, an alternate timeline franchise that sees the Second World War extended by two years, and walking tanks make their way on to the battlefield. While the concept is a bit horrific, the models are certainly cool looking. Join me in the building, painting, and weathering this clanking beast! 😉
- Part 1 – A Look At The Kit And Painting The Interior
- Part 2 – Finishing The Interior
- Part 3 – The Boring Construction Episode
- Part 4 – Seam Cleaning, Prime, And Paint
- Part 5 – Dot Filter, Panel Lines, And Light Chipping
- Part 6 – More Chips, Rust, Dirt, and DONE!
Nitto Ma. K Jerry
The Jerry has a cool appeal to me – it’s as if Star Wars dropped in on the Maschinen Krieger universe. Or maybe it’s the other way around. Either way, this is a cool looking little stompy. It does take a little love and patience, but the result will be worth it!
This series will be helpful if you’re building the kit, and even if you’re not, it may spark some ideas for your next build.
- Part 1 – Parts, Painting, and Initial Assembly
- Part 2 – Seams, Sanding, And Panels
- Part 3 – Prime, Paint, Decals, And Panel Lining
- Part 4 – Chipping And Streaking
- Part 5 – Grime, Grease, And Finish!
Citadel XV95 Ghostkeel Battlesuit
This is a kit I have wanted to build for quite some time! It has the unique Tau white/gray/black with a blaze of red scheme that I love, and plenty of angles, greeblies, and bits to weather to my heart’s content. This is definitely a kit that will satisfy any builder, whether you play Warhammer 40K or not!
A special thanks to patron Chris Bernique for supplying me with this kit! It was truly a fun build and I am so thankful to have the opportunity to build it!
- Part 1 – A Look At The Kit And Base Painting
- Part 2 – Decals, Panel Lines, And Initial Weathering
- Part 3 – Weathering, Base, and FINISH!
Bandai Star Wars Rogue One Shoretrooper
This 1/12th scale kit is from Rogue One, part of the Star Wars universe. In many ways it builds like a Gundam kit, but the large scale really offers some great detailing and weathering opportunities without so much concern for being “scale appropriate”. Plus… it’s Star Wars stuff! How can you go wrong? 🙂
Bandai Gundam Bael
Bandai’s 1/100 Gundam Bael is from the Iron Blooded Orphans anime. The 1/100 scale mobile suits from this series are a unique Full Frame Mechanics design. They have a full frame, like a Master Grade kit, but the assembly and design are a bit simpler. The armor is very detailed, and articulation good. In my opinion, they’re the best of all Gunpla worlds!
Citadel Space Marine Rhino
The Space Marine Rhino is part of Citadel’s Warhammer 40K tabletop game. Though designed for gaming, these kits are wonderful as standalone models. The Rhino kit offers plenty of options and variants, and is quite detailed. Great for weathering!
- Part 1- Introduction and Initial Assembly
- Part 2- Painting And Weathering The Interior
- Part 3 – Assembly, Exterior Prep, and Priming
- Part 4a – Painting, Decals, Shading, And Chipping
- Part 4b – Weathering And The Finish
Tamiya Spitfire Mk. I
This series covers the full assembly of Tamiya’s 1/48 Spitfire Mk. I kit. This is the new-tool kit released in 2019.
- Part 1- Cockpit Assembly
- Part 2- Airframe Assembly
- Part 3- Paint and decals
- Part 4- Start The Weathering
- Part 5- Final Touches And It Is Done!
The Hasegawa Ammoknight is part of the Maschinen Kreiger franchise, a scifi genre popular in Japan for many years.
- Part 1 – The Interior (Please note: part 1 of this series was an introductory video, and available to ALL patrons. Later videos were only available to the Enthusiast and Fanatic level supporters.)
- Part 2 – The Exterior
- Part 3- The Pilot
- Part 4- Weathering and Finish
Bandai B-Wing Fighter
Bandai’s Star Wars kits are some of the best model kits available, regardless of genre. The B-Wing fighter continues that tradition, being a fun build that looks unique.