Painting Custodes & 30K Wolves the GW Way



Learn to paint up the stunning Adeptus Custodes and Heresy Space Wolves – the GW WAY with Duncan! Break out your brushes and follow along.

In this video Duncan shows you how to paint the fantastic looking Custodian Guards from the Horus Heresy: Burning of Prospero boxed game.

In this video tutorial Duncan shows you how to paint Pre-Heresy Space Wolves from the Horus Heresy: Burning of Prospero boxed game.


I have to say that GW is really doing a good job with these painting tutorial videos. Its a great introduction for beginners and hits technical skills such as drybrushing, decals and masking as they go through them.  Looking good GW.

~Those Custodes are so nice looking! – great job GW!

  • BrassWitch

    Ahh Duncan, let you warm voice guide me to heights of painting I will never reach.

    • euansmith

      He is almost the Nigella Lawson of mini painting. He just needs to start talking about, “moistening your tip” when handling his brush and he’d be there.

  • Kritarion

    I just love listening to Duncan’s soothing voice and let it flow into all the nooks and crannies of my mind…

  • Certs

    Even as someone who’s been painting minis for a long time and no longer plays 40k, I still really appreciate these painting vids GW’s been putting out. Very easy to follow and some pretty great color recipes.

  • Luca Lacchini

    As much as I find 40K SW silly looking and cartoonish, the 30K/earlier editions ones are really, really cool.
    Dark ash grey instead of bluish, and more feral than with an animal fetish.

    The slightly unrefined MkIII/MkIV amors suit them pretty well too.

  • I thought Custodes were human? Why are they as large as a Marine?

    • ILikeToColourRed

      youre thinking of arbites maybe – custodes are made like marines but in a less “mass produced” fashion – kinda like grey knights

    • Walter Vining

      custodies are almost purely made from the emperor himself

      • euansmith

        … and bacon.

        • Walter Vining

          how could I forget bacon

    • Dan Wilson

      As space marines are made from their primarch’s genetic code, custodes are made directly from the emperor’s genetic code.

      • ZeeLobby

        Doesn’t mean they’re giants though. In the fluff they rarely refer to them as being monstrosities. They actually praise them for being able to easily blend into a crowd.

    • ZeeLobby

      I’ve always thought they were super humans not space marines, but meh. Guess a lot of other people read it otherwise.