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Basic miniature painting


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.


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!