Painting a mini with washes* is almost as simple as it sounds, but there are a few hard and fast rules, as well as a smattering of tried and tested methodologies, we’re going to discuss them in this article.
Today I’m going to show you the really easy way to paint good tabletop quality faces (and other bare flesh).
Hello again and welcome to another quick tutorial, this time on stippling. Stippling is a great technique for transitioning colours with a brush, in a similar way to an airbrush and also allows you to convey rougher textures to your minis.
Lovely title here to discuss a quick way of painting the featuring boils that adorne our models. It’s moments like this you begin to realise how bizarrely fantastic our hobby can be at times. Anyway on with the show and as always when looking at how best to paint something the easiest way is to observe how it looks in reality. Now you may have your own fine collection of scabby blisters or have child covered in the pox from which to draw inspiration but otherwise it may on reflection be a bit tricky to follow this rule in this situation. People tend to get quite upset if you stare at their scabby bits and i wouldnt advise you taking a stroll through your local infectious diseases ward. However inspiration is but a quick google search away and use of online resources like the wonderful DermnetNZ can provide for all your colourful pox picture needs (please don’t use to self diagnose or if of a hypercondriachal disposition!) (lol Ed).
Painting metals can be tricky at the best of times but there are two main techniques; non metallic metals (NMM) or true metallic metals (TMM) and it is the latter I will look at quickly today.
Word up Waz-Ere-ers!
Today’s Quick Tip is overbrushing. This is very similar to dry brushing, except that you leave about half of the paint on the brush.
The idea is that you can quickly transfer strong colour to raised areas of your mini, without leaving a chalky texture.
So I’ve mentioned before I’ve started an Admech army for Warhammer 40K. Choosing this army for my main force was easy. The minis are first rate and rich background of engineers at the pinnacle of human endeavor cast back to superstitious religious zealots has really grabbed me. The difficult part was working out how to paint them.
Before John rocks up with his pro tutorials, I thought I’d drop in a quick and easy set of tips for folks just starting out!