Warhammer 40K Miniatures Painted To Within An Inch Of Their Lives

I liked collecting and painting Warhammer 40K miniatures when I was a kid, sure, but one thing I liked more was heading to this local store that always had models painted by a professional.

Stuck behind glass and painted immaculately, they were so damn expensive I never got the chance to buy one before the store closed down in the early '90s. I've never gotten over that disappointment, so to treat myself, I routinely forget my own awful attempts at painting and stare, sometimes for hours, at the fantastic work done by people who have earned the right to call themselves professionals.

These shots, from the excellent Forge World, run the gamut of the 40K universe, from Space Marines to Tau and everyone in between.

Oh, and in case you missed it earlier in the year, here's a similar gallery, only with badass miniatures in action on a battlefield so lifelife it's got smoke.


    I love the texturing.
    Makes my efforts look pretty poor back in the day, and I once won 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize in a Warhammer painting competition (there was only about 10 entries).

    Man I wished my Avatar had looked more like that and less like I dipped it in red paint...

    What? No Orks in that list at all? Just a couple of their vehicles? I am disappoint :(

    That terminator has a ludicrous amount of detail - that can't be 28mm scale ?

    It's kinda nice to see where GW's models have gotten to since I stopped working with them the better part of 15 years ago.

    What's that chunky guy 6th from the top with 14 stamped on his chest? I really like that design.

      Contemptor class dreadnought, fairly recently released model I think.


    I await the plague of users going on about how this isn't news and shouldn't be on here. It's interesting and it provides some info, and a link to a cool site. God damn it.

      I hope everyone enjoys the article as much as I did.

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