Sophia fro Walking Dead game with eyes painted to look mean
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How To Paint Eye On Miniatures

So, I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again (and if you know me again and again), but I think the two most important elements of a painted miniature for table top war games are the base and the face….bases and faces can make an average model look great and a little attention to detail with the eyes will go a long way towards creating a focal point for your miniature. Its human nature to look at a face to try and understand a persons attitude, mood or intent…

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man painting miniatures
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Don’t Get In A Lather Over Washing

So, lets talk about using the ‘wash’ method when painting your miniatures. Its a method I’ve used for years and is a great way to add depth and detail to your figures for what is really minimal effort. Firstly, what is washing? Its simply applying a thinned coloured paint product, the consistency of ink, to your figure and allowing gravity to let the liquid run in to the crevices and folds on the figures sculpt, so that when it is dry it gives creates the appearance of depth and shadow…

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reaper yeti miniature mounted on snowy base
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Back to Bases

I’ve been playing around with bases again this weekend and thought I’d share what I’ve been doing in case you find something that you find helpful. I’ve been building a fantasy barbarian army from the snowy wastes of the North and decided I wanted to add a bit of monster support for it in the form of a yeti. The yeti is from the Reaper bones range (really good value for money) and fitted the bill, but I decided he needed his base chopping about to add extra height to…

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The Eyes Have It

So, I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again (and if you know me again and again), but I think the two most important elements of a painted miniature for table top war games are the base and the face….bases and faces can make an average model look great and a little attention to detail with the eyes will go a long way towards creating a focal point for your miniature. Its human nature to look at a face to try and understand a persons attitude, mood or intent…

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