This thread is here to house your work on miniatures, seek painting tips and advice, hopefully include some tutorials and in general talk about figure painting.
This thread is mod approved, and is open to any miniatures. The Critical Failures board has a thread on Warhammer (and 40k) but they move very quickly and aren't very focused. While I paint gaming miniatures and mostly from Games Workshop, this thread isn't limited to those.
If you have suggestions or additions to the OP I'll be glad to add them.Equipment
When I begun I happily bought GW paints, brushes and anything else they had available. Since then their selection has grown, but many of the products are available cheaper elsewhere. Their brushes aren't natural hair (not that cheap either) and their finger drills have nothing extra compared to a hardware store drill except the logo. They make okay paint which is widely available, but there are others too, like Vallejo, which at least here in Finland offers a superior quality for less in acrylic paints. I do like the GW washes and inks though.Vallejo, but no online shop.Games Workshop (with regional online shops available)Miniatures
GW isn't the only miniature maker on the planet, but this took me a long while to figure out. Actually, some fantasy games contain a huge number of miniatures well suited for D&D (Descent, from Fantasy Flight Games comes to mind.) They aren't always as detailed, and the prices vary. Oh, GW miniatures are sold online for less than full retail price, which is nice.Dark Sphere, which beats local game shop prices (at least for me)Reaper MiniaturesGeneral links:CoolMiniOrNot Article section - a large collection of stuffSpace Marine paint tool (by Bolter and Chainsaw)Photography links:A homemade light box (with a little lighting advice)Photos with posterboard, a tripod and photoshopGIMP, free photo editingUsing GIMP