Painting miniatures – How to use paint
by Vlad, Quartermaster @ The Guild Hall
April 16 2020
A short disclaimer I do not consider myself a professional miniature painter and I will always paint my armies battle-ready. But what does it mean, battle-ready? Basically it means if you take a look at the table one meter away you can safely identify units of minis easily, but if you take a good look up close you can clearly see that I only used 5 or 6 colors, at most 10 in some rare cases on a miniature. It depends on you of course if you’d like my approach or would like to learn to paint them in more detail.
Either way there are some rules that I recommend you should follow when you start to paint:
- always use a primer before you apply your first coat of paint
- always thin your paints on your pallet with water at least
- it’s recommend that you use a palette to get that nice sharp tip on your brush
- always apply thin coats of paints so you don’t clog the details on the mini.
On this picture you can see one of my first minis that I pained in 2007, I believe.