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Miniature Painting. Where to start?

FruhmannFruhmann Registered User regular
edited March 2012 in Critical Failures
So last year at Prime, my lady and I had the pleasure of doing a mini painting demo from two different stores. It was a blast. Therapeutic really.

I'd like to know where to start. I have Mansions of Madness and some pewter figures I've come into over the years. I'm not looking to break the bank, but I'd like to get stuff that's going to last and look good.

School me on what's what, oh crafty,handy forum members.

Fruhmann on


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    FiggyFiggy Fighter of the night man Champion of the sunRegistered User regular
    The thread title is hilariously uninformative for it, but there is a thread for what you seek.

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    FruhmannFruhmann Registered User regular
    thanks. that's sure a lot to dig through. hahahaha.

    any i could be directed about what sites and brands to look into?

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    acidlacedpenguinacidlacedpenguin Institutionalized Safe in jail.Registered User regular
    in my brief foray of painting warmachine minis (god did I love painting these minis, but I just can never seem to find the time to painting anymore) I was using just run of the mill krylon primers (I have white and grey, use depending on the colors I was painting) and for paint I used Vallejo game color paints from ebay. For brushes I just picked up a variety of brushes from a local art store, I'd say at the minimum you need a 1, a 00, and a 10/0, all in round tips. Sometimes and depending on what you're painting having a 2 or 3 flat, and a 0 round/rigger can be helpful. If you keep them clean and try to keep paint out of the ferrules they should last you quite awhile, though the ones I buy are like $5 for 6 brushes, so they're definitely replaceable if they start getting icky. I've been through probably four 0-brushes myself because I'm too careless with my tips, but I keep some of the gross tips around since they make for good background and base texture brushes.

    Sorry if this advice is too basic or rudimentary.

    GT: Acidboogie PSNid: AcidLacedPenguiN
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    VanguardVanguard But now the dream is over. And the insect is awake.Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    Figgy wrote: »
    The thread title is hilariously uninformative for it, but there is a thread for what you seek.

    I resent that. Not the thread title, but the claim it is uninformative.

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