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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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painted truck from the scenery booster
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Rust In Peace

I’ve been meaning to play around with rust and chipping damage on models for a little while and didn’t really know where to start, so whilst trawling the internet I came across the Vallejo brand paint set for just this purpose. The set is an acrylic set of paints for using with an airbrush, but of course like any airbrush paint I’m sure they could be brush painted. I decided to repaint one of the trucks from the Walking Dead All Out War Scenery Booster pack that I had previously…

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painted hospital scenery
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Visual Appeal

There are many facets to table top miniature gaming and one of those that gives me the greatest pleasure is the model making and painting aspect, I think it provides a creative outlet and as well as being calming for my mind it is very satisfying to see your finished results. New additions to the web store are the new terrain crate products which provide some well detailed and highly thematic scatter terrain for your gaming table and represent great value for money. The addition of these items elevate the…

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Dealing With Yellow

It is often considered that painting yellow is a bit tricky, and this is probably not helped by the fact acrylic yellow paints can be a little thin and not cover so well. So I thought I’d share my recent bit of yellow paint application on the miniature of Governors daughter Penny. The dress was firstly undercoated with white, I find this much easier to cover and gives more vibrant colours. The dress was base coated in Reaper paints marigold yellow, the paint covered pretty well and I gave it…

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