Painting Miniatures

Devil in the Details

Here you can read my blog posts on miniatures, painting and map/terrain projects. As someone who loves putting things on the table for my players to fight, I am notorious for miniatures both painted and plain. Flat (paper) miniatures are also a topic of discussion as well. Painting miniatures is something that you can grow your skills in, as I am no artist but after years of painting I have been quite proud of the works that I am able to do now. When I don't have 3d miniatures around my players usually get a scrap piece of paper with a 10 second doodle from me instead. My players enjoy my "bad art" drawings but it really is up to you, your gm and your table of what types of miniatures and terrain is expected at your table. 

Wolfsfox's List of Painting Steps


*Optional* add moss, grass, sand or other natural bits if you wish to the figure.


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Painting Tips

Painting miniatures takes time and practice, so don't get discouraged if the first minis you paint don't turn out perfect.  Remember, painting is about having fun! Want a monster to have a neon pink loin cloth? Then do it. There are lots of things that it took time for me to learn and I still consider myself just an Ok hobby painter. There are plenty of tools out there to learn from. The Army Painter has YouTube tutorials, Citadel has an app with help as well. Many hobby stores where you can pick up paints also have nifty guides that can be picked up for free as well. I have two from The Army Painter, one from Citadel Colour, and even some hand outs from Reaper Bones USA. There are also apps that can help you, and example is Citadel having one specific for their brand. 

Shake your paints to mix up the air, medium and pigments; You can add mixing balls if needed to help. Don't be afraid to let out some of the clear liquid medium out and then remix to get a better pigment mixture. You can add mixing balls if needed to help.  Remember to take the time to clean up your area and clean your brushes when you're done for the day. Store paint brushes bristle side up to prevent damage. 

I have a dragon hoard of paint. Many are Valejo paint pots that I have collected from different Paint Night Kits. I also have a collection of Army Paint, Turbo,  Reaper Paint and Citadel Paints. Each of these brands have their own unique uses. Speed paints are great for things that I am trying to get done quickly without worrying about layers of details. Citadel has many types of paints for different layers- base, dry, detail, washes, etc. Reapers are the first brand that Sleepy had when he grew up and was the first brand that we collected together as a couple. We even have some Reaper paints from a Kickstarter. Turbo is the newest brand we have and it brings the extra metallic and shine. It takes a lot of time and patience to learn which of these paints reacts well together and which we keep separated. 

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