Da Boss' Quick and Dirty Broozer Infantry Paint Recipe

Posted by Tanya Gates on

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Many of you have no doubt seen Da Boss' GIGANTIC collection of Broozers.

Maybe you even asked yourself, "can one person paint ALL THAT?" and the answer is "yes!" Now you can learn how he does it, with a step-by-step paint recipe for his new white armour Broozer Primes.

armored broozer prime

Step 1.

Prime it black. Make sure to get the underneath bits so that if they are hard to get to, it will just look like shadow. 

Step 2.

Drybrush a dark metallic paint on all the metallic bits (blades, guns, tubes, even the armour: whatever you want to look like metal.)

Step 3. 

Take an old brush that you really don't care about wrecking, and stipple white paint on all the armour panels. You can leave the edges, recesses, and around any rivets with less or no paint: this will give you a look of shadows and/or battle damage. This works because you have black (or metallic if you chose to drybrush the armour) as the underlying basecoat. You can create highlights and shadows in one step by stippling more paint on the brightest points of the mini, and less in the recesses.

Armored Broozer Prime Gunner

Step 4. 

Stipple an olive green paint on the skin bits that are showing. The same principle of leaving the hard-to-reach bits with less paint on them applies here too. You are creating highlights and shadows with one step. Once you are happy with your gradient, then you wash all the skin with a purple wash.

Step 5.

This one is optional, but this is where you would add weathering. Once the purple wash is dry, you can take weathering pencils, washes, and technical paints (even basing texture paints!) to create the amount of dirt, blood, grit, oil, or whatever else you think your particular Broozers would get covered in while fighting.

Step 6.

Fine detailing is going to be things like, in the case of the Broozer Primes, their tabards. Da Boss went with a bright contrasting red, but you can choose whatever makes sense for you. The easiest way to do this is to paint a basecoat in your chosen colour, give it a wash in a brown (more weathered look) or black (more classic look) or the same shade as the basecoat (brighter look) and then once it is dry, carefully drybrush the basecoat paint back on, taking care not to get the colour on any other parts. 

Step 7.

Base your mini! Is a mini ever really complete without at least a technical paint and a cleanly painted base rim? 

Tanya believes that a good base will really elevate a quick paintjob. If you want an easy way to make those bases pop, then when your technical paint is dry, drybrush a lighter colour around the edges of the top of the base, leaving the base as-is under the model. This will create a shadow effect. And if you really want to enhance that look, wash it with brown wash at the end, then clean up your base rims with a paint colour of your choice. 

Broozer Prime Herald


And there you have it! A complete Broozer miniature in very little time. We hope this helps you get your minis painted and ready for battle so that you can go out and have fun on the tabletop!

We would love if in the comments below you shared your own tips and tricks for getting your minis done. Let's demystify the painting process, and help out new hobbyists. When we do that, everyone wins!

Until next time,

Tanya and Da Boss


  • Thank you guys so much for sharing this! I’m a huge fan of Kyle’s painting and hope I can mimic some of his techniques. The skin specifically is tricky for me.

    Erik on

  • Thanks for all the tips! I really dig the color scheme too, going to use it for my primes.

    Peter on

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