Here is my collection of miniature painting, ranging from Warhammer 40k models to historical models, as well as terrain.
My spouse plays Death Guard and occasionally asks me to paint some of their models up for them. I enjoy painting Death Guard, because the lumpy, fleshy models are a fun change from the smooth armor of Tau models. They are painted mostly with Citadel Contrast paints, especially the Poxwalkers.
My loyalist Tau Empire army is the main army I play when I play Warhammer 40,000. It's also my main focus for collecting and painting. I've been collecting and playing this army since mid-7th edition. I've tried (and own) other armies, but this is by far my favorite. The Tau sept color scheme is challenging to paint, but I adore how vibrant it is on the table. It really stands out and is very striking. The infantry models are based using a mix of bases covered in Citadel Martian Ironearth and Necromunda bases. I wanted them to look like they were fighting the Genestealer Cults in a hive city; my spouse was playing a lot of Genestealer Cults when I picked this army up, so we had a lot of spare bits. One of my favorite aspects of this army is integrating different septs' color schemes into it. The fluff behind my army is that they are a propaganda force, so they wear the colors of the Tau sept but are from wide range of sept worlds. As an example, my Commander is from Vash'ya, so her drones are light purple.
I decided to paint up the entirity of the Cursed City box as a painting challenge for myself. I made the bases from scratch using plasticard, ballast, and Dana Howl's Cursed City basing tutorial. The entire set was painted using one set of colors, with the heroes being focused on a blue/orange scheme and the enemies being focused on a red/green scheme. I used a mix of Citadel Contrast paints, Citadel traditional paints, Vallejo glaze medium, and Army Painter paints. It took from August of 2022 to December of 2022 to get everything assembled, based, painted, and flocked. I relied on a few tutorials I found on Youtube to help me paint certain models like the vampires and the vargskyr, especially details like the blending on their feet and their fur, but otherwise didn't follow any painting guides. I usually enjoy following painting tutorials, so this was a big change for me. I'm in love with how all the models look so visually cohesive together on the table. It was a blast to paint them up so colorfully. The models have a lot of great details that pop when focused on. I tried to emulate the old 'Eavy Metal painting style, using Citadel Contrast Paints as a stand-in for my base count. I think I managed to achieve an effect similar to the 'Eavy Metal style.
Blood and Plunder
Khornate Paladin & Dog
In a Black Crusade game, my friend played a Khornate (essentially) paladin from a feudal world with a dog and a demon sword. I was in the process of making minis for that game for all the players, but then the pandemic hit and the game was called off. The kit is an old Chaos Warrior kit with a Bloodletter sword.
Modular Industrial Terrain
I bought the Bulkhead Terrain set from Prometheum Forge to use for Warhammer 40k and Necromunda games. The whole set took a few dozen hours to entirely assemble and paint, but that includes creating stencils and adding grime and graffiti. The set went together fairly easily. The trickiest part was waxing some of the slots that other pieces slide into. I had a lot of fun adding all of the graffiti, gang symbols, and ganger names. The set fills a 3x4 table up entirely with the addition of a little scatter terrain, but also works on a 4x6 table for 40k games. It's a lovely set and I can't recommend it enough.