THE BASICS OF
The first click on your hobby adventure has brought you here to our acrylic painting tips on painting miniatures. So you’re either a new gamer looking to get started in the hobby, or, you’re just browsing. Getting started painting miniatures can be a daunting task for some, but it doesn’t have to be. That’s why we’ve prepared some simple instructions to navigate you through your first assembled model to a painted miniature ready for the tabletop.
Make sure to also have a look at our Advanced Painting Techniques section once you have mastered the basics.
GAMING IN COLOUR
The tabletop gaming hobby is vast and varied. From board games to roleplaying games and our personal favourite, the tabletop wargames. Playing games with painted miniatures is 100% cooler than with grey, unpainted ones. Painted miniatures make your games come alive with immersion and add fun to every session! Venture on and before long, you will be a master of the Spray, Paint, Dip, Done technique, so you can look forward to sharing both the joys of painting and gaming in colour with your friends and family.
What do you need to know?
To the uninitiated, miniature painting may look like a highly technical or even difficult activity. But, the magic in miniature painting is that it can be as simple or as challenging as you want it to be. With the right techniques, you’re sure to get great results for your favorite board game, tabletop roleplaying game, or wargame!
Before the actual painting begins you need to prepare your miniature for the project at hand. This may require some or all of the following steps; washing, cutting, filing, gluing and assembling. And then you of course have to pick a nice colour scheme to go along with your cool mini.Read More
A good primer coat is the foundation for greatness! Priming is an important part of the painting process and you can save yourself endless hours of painting time by picking the right colour. Let us teach you all the tricks in the book in this section.Read More
With all the groundwork done, you’re now ready to start painting! Here we’ll teach you how to prepare your paint so you can apply your first smooth, even coats on your miniature. Using a Wet Palette and the right brushes will make your painting experience even better and in this section we’ll teach you how.Read More
When it comes to adding depth and shading to your miniature, there’s nothing like a good Dip and a Wash. In this section we’ll show you the do’s and don’ts of using our legendary Quickshade Dip and applying Washes for easy shading effects.Read More
For the finishing steps we’ll show you how to make the miniatures really pop with some crisp highlighting, thematic basing, and final touches. It’s not as hard as it looks and it can really makes a huge difference in the overall look and feel of your completed miniature.Read More