The Grim Dark Compendium

Welcome to the Grim Dark Compendium info page and index!

Here you will find explanations to what the Grim Dark Compendium is and a long list of FAQ.  Beyond the FAQ you find an index of links that will take you to the various projects that are active within the GDC.

What is the Grim Dark Compendium?

The Grim Dark Compendium is an ever evolving collection of video painting tutorials that will attempt to cover nearly the entire range of Warhammer 40k and Age of Sigmar miniatures.  As the GDC grows, through the good graces and support of the community you will be able find a more and more extensive list of video tutorial series that cover each faction/army/chapter within the Warhammer Universes. These Tutorials will be created by Zatcaskagoon Miniatures and painted in the ever popular grim dark style. Through these projects we will attempt to create a fully comprehensive library of tutorials.


How is the GDC funded?

The GDC is funded solely through the support of the community, people like you who take interest in the miniature painting hobby and are gracious enough to invest in artists and educators like Zatcaskagoon Miniatures. We are using a Crowdfunding Structure to collect funds for each project with in the GDC. Zatcaskagoon, at this time, has no official or professional sponsors. That means all of his support comes directly from the good folks of miniature painting community.

What are the funding goals and what do these budgets cover?

The funding goal for the each entire series will be 1500.00 USD. This goal will cover the Procuring, Assembly and Painting of each model. This will also cover the time we invest in the creation of all of the educational videos associated with the series.

What is included in a “series” ?

Each series will cover a troop, a vehicle (tank), a character (primarchs if available or the highest quality model available) and a dreadnought or walker/monster. Each of these types of units will be covered in there own separate video.

What will a single video include ?

Each video will be a full length step by step demonstration that explains the processes, applications, and products used in the painting of each miniature.

Will there be different levels of paint qualities demonstrated?

Yes, typically we will start with the vehicle. In this video will attempt to showcase all of the products and techniques that we will be using across the series. In the troop video we will demonstrate a “Standard” version of the process and in the character video we will show how to refine the information you have learned in the previous videos, taking the paint scheme and quality to the highest level.

How long will each funding campaign last?

Our campaigns are set to never expire. We are doing this due to how interest in particular armies can change frequently in the Warhammer community.

If a campaign takes too long to get funded can I get my money back?

Yes, we will be happy to refund pledges up until a campaign is fully funded.

What will you do with the models once completed?

All of the models will be given away as rewards for higher level support tiers. We will even paint additional models to fill out some of our rewards for supporting. These give away supporter slots will be limited.

Are you going to sell the videos on your website?

Yes, we will be selling the videos to the public for a reduced price. However, at least one video (usually the troop video) will be free to download for the public and also posted up for free on YouTube.\. Our usual pricing structure for a video is 9.99 USD but for videos that have been funded through our crowd funding campaigns within the Grim Dark Compendium, we will be charging 3.99 USD.

How will this work with your Patrons from Patreon?

Patrons will eventually get access to all the videos we create within the GDC though they may not be all at once or in any particular order.

How will the videos and PDFs be delivered?

Once we have completed all of the videos in a series you will receive a download link via Dropbox to download your rewards.

Will there be stretch goals?

Yes, we will be incorporating stretch goals very soon. We expect to include things like videos for Knights, basing or full blown Hard copy Publications that cover the process for each model used in the series.

Are there other ways I can help besides giving money?

Yes, if you would like to send New Models or Paint Materials this would be greatly appreciated. Rewards could be negotiated.

How can I contact you if I have questions?

Please contact us at


Current Projects:

Grim Dark Compendium: Space Wolves


Grim Dark Compendium: Alpha Legion (40k)


Grim Dark Compendium: Iron Warriors


Grim Dark Compendium: Necrons


Grim Dark Compendium: Legio Custodes


Grim Dark Compendium: Orks