What makes a good paint for miniatures?
At The Army Painter we have developed, what we believe is the best product for the job; a creamy and highly pigmented paint. This ensures optimal coverage whether basecoating or highlighting, but also retains fantastic blending capabilities and thinning options for very experienced painters. Our Starter Paint Set and Mega Paint Set are both perfect kick-off points, if you’re new to the hobby or looking to jump-start your old collection. Here you will find the right starter colour palette – for your future endeavours into the art of painting miniatures.
Our 124 core Warpaints
Warpaints are high-quality acrylic paints with excellent consistency and opacity. Some colours like blue hues will have a better opacity than for example yellow hues, because pigments behave differently from colour to colour. We are constantly working to ensure that our products meet the high standards demanded by painters all over the World, and the consistency and continuous quality are something we are serious about preserving.
Warpaints Lid System
Our different Warpaints are organized into an easy system of coloured lids, that represent which type of product it is. Our standard Warpaints carry the signature white lid, along with the Effect Warpaints, that are utilitarian paint products that help you achieve neat effects like Disgusting Slime, Glistening Blood or pure Warpaints Medium to help control the opacity you require for your painting project. Red lids signify our line of Quickshade Washes, which create spectacular depth and shading for your miniatures. Black lids is our range of Metallic Warpaints, with a vibrantly shimmering metal shine. Finally, but not at all the least is our Gold-lidded bottles of Warpaints Air, specially formulated for use in your airbrush and with a unique Colour Triad System!
Remembering, shaking your paints will ensure that your Warpaints always have the intended pigmentation and coverage
Shake your Warpaints
When you buy Warpaints from your local gaming store the paint inside might have separated a bit. So to get a good experience you need to shake them like this:
- Shake the bottle hard
- Squeeze out a bit of the separated medium
- Shake for 30 seconds
- Squeeze out a bit of paint to check the consistency
We also recommend adding Mixing Balls to your paint to make all that shaking a lot easier!
Painting a mini
You’re now ready to start painting! Applying an even and smooth basecoat layer to your miniature is vital to the painting experience. In this section we’ll share some tips and tricks on applying paint, thinning it to the right consistency, and everything else you need to know to nail that first basecoat.Read More
Pick the right brush
Brushes come in many shapes and sizes, each with a different use and purpose. We have three different ranges of brushes – all of them named so you can easily pick the right one for the task at hand. Let us show you!Read More
Use a wet palette
The Wet Palette is a game changer! It is designed to keep your paints perfectly preserved between painting sessions. So next time you mix that perfect shade of red, you don’t have to worry about it drying out when you return to your project days later. Let us show you how it works!Read More
The Colour Triad system
Using an airbrush can be a great time-saving tool for hobbyists and we’ve made this technique even easier thanks to our unique Colour Triad System. With three colours developed to achieve a rich Base coat, vibrant Mid tone, and bright Highlight – we took the guess work out of colour selection for you.Read More
Using Colour Primers
Priming is an essential part of painting your miniature. With our signature Colour Primers you can save loads of time when painting while ensuring that you have the best possible foundation for a smooth and impressive paint job. In this section we’ll show you the do’s and don’t of priming and talk a bit about why we make our Colour Primers the way we do.Read More