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  • Painting Faces

    Painting Faces

    You can never have too many tutorials on how to paint faces, right? Well, hopefully because here's another one... This is my general approach to painting human faces. The main example is a 54mm figure but I use the same ideas on 28mm and 75 or 90mm figures. The difference with going up or down in scale is the level of detail we can reasonably expect to achieve. If you're painting a smaller figure don't worry about putting as much detail into the eyes. For the face focus on the main shapes/feat...
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  • GoreRot SBS (Caution Pic Heavy!)

    GoreRot SBS (Caution Pic Heavy!)

    Hello once again! It has been some time since my last step by step. Last winter I painted up a great little miniature from Mannequin Miniatures, a goblin assassin named Gorerot. Here is a detailed step by step of how I painted him up. I initially began with a gray primer and took a photo with a single bright light directly overhead and very close to the miniature to give myself a reference on where to place shadows and highlights: Skin, Eyes and Nails: I wanted to go with something a bit d...
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  • Painting a 54mm Historical Figure - Greek Hoplite

    Painting a 54mm Historical Figure - Greek Hoplite

    This article will cover the painting of a 54mm Greek Hoplite from Romeo Models. Iíll be working with acrylic paint, primarily Reaper Master Series (RMS) although I also use some Vallejo Model Air (VMA), GW, and Andrea as well. One thing that attracts me to figures from the ancient and medieval time periods is that they can work for both historical and fantasy painters. You can do you your research and be as historically accurate as possible or let your imagination run, pair a medieval knight with...
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  • How to create an earth base using Vallejo paste

    How to create an earth base using Vallejo paste

    A nice, fast and easy way to create an earth base for your miniature using Vallejo paste.
    The Vallejo paste which I am using is a mixture of pumice stone and acrylic resin.
    The colors I used for this tutorial were calthan brown and bleached bone from Games Workshop.

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  • Ambush - Infamy diorama - SBS

    Ambush - Infamy diorama - SBS

    As soon as the competition was announced and I read James' stipulations on winning the event, I started thinking about what to do. From Infamy range I had Holmes, Watson, Henrietta and Frank so I decided to use them all in a diorama. Knowing that Infamy is about to become a skirmish game, I also wanted to make my minis playable later on so I had to devise a way of inserting the minis into the diorama without it looking too obvious. When approaching such a project, I always start from a sketch, r...
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  • Freehand Painting - Step by Step

    Freehand Painting - Step by Step

    One of the things I love to add to my figures is a design or pattern, something unique to make it stand out from the many other versions you may see around the web. This can take the form of a small detail like a line or pattern on a piece of clothing, an emblem on a shield or flag, or something much more complex. Painting designs on your figure can really be as simple or as complicated as you'd like. I recommend starting small with simple designs and then working your way up to more ...
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  • Painting Skin Tones

    Painting Skin Tones

    Painting skin on your models can be tricky and, at times, quite frustrating. But once you get a handle on it, it's actually a lot of fun and gives you plenty of room to experiment. My goal in this tutorial is to share my general approach to painting skin and give you a number of mixes and corresponding figure examples. When it comes to paints there are a lot of good choices (GW, Vallejo, P3, etc). However for this tutorial I'm mostly using Reaper Master Series. I like these because (a)...
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  • Arwen - Painting a Golden Demon Finalist - Step By Step

    Arwen - Painting a Golden Demon Finalist - Step By Step





    Introduction
    Arwen is a model I painted this year and entered into GD Germany and UK. She got a finalist in both competitions. In this step by step tutorial Iíll cover everything from prep, basing and painting of both the model and base. Iím always happy to answer questions, so feel free to drop me a line/catch me at a show (if you donít know me as Chameleon some of you may know me as Sue Rigby/Griffin). First off, apologies for the background/workspace and the flitting betwee
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  • Weathering Tutorial

    Weathering Tutorial

    Since I was unable to complete the weathering session at the recent Wamp event I was asked if I could translate my plans into a tutorial. Happily I excepted the offer and here it is. From a weathering perspective I like to build things up step by step in the same way as they would happen in real life. For example, the first step would be for any paint on top of the base coat to chip off leaving the under lying colour showing through. Then in the weathering process undercoat would show up, followe...
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  • Step-By-Step: TrueMetallicMetal (TMM)

    Step-By-Step: TrueMetallicMetal (TMM)

    I hope this is the right section to post this. :) Since I had to do the backside of my Troll's axe at the end I thought I might give it a try and take some step-by-step pictures of my painting. Unfortunately some pictures turned out quite blurry but I hope that the progress is still recognizable during the different steps. I used P3 colors for the shadows on his silver TMM parts and I guess some of you won't have them at home so here's a shot of the P3 colors I used (in order to find some fitt...
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