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Sunday, 25 May 2014

How to paint 15mm minis

Here is how I paint my 15mm.

On this example I'll be using a black base.I will not specify paint or ink brands as I use various makes and personal choice of colours depends on taste & availability.
Obviously if you want a brighter shade of end colour use a grey or a white undercoat.
 For e.g. Red is subdued on a black or grey base but bright on a white one
Hope you find this small tutorial useful & as always may you be inspired.

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Black base, Gun metal dry brush
Base colours are done, followed by ink washes

Now you have the choice of either waiting for the inks to dry OR paint wet on wet.

Wet on wet is basically blending paint on the still wet ink but be warned this requires a lot of practice to do right.
Basic colours are done again with the ink left showing.You can stop here , with this system I can paint 10 to 20 minis a day depending on the finish I want, so one can build an army quite quickly. Let's face it 15mm is much more forgiving than 28mm & the mistakes or oversights are only visible when photographed. Eg. I didn't even see  the mould lines so I didn't scrape them off !!!

Finished model , I added highlights to brows, lips, ears, pouches & painted the chain & pedant, yes this mini has a pndant hanging from his neck. Goes to show the sculptors skill.