How do you paint 15mm miniatures?
Quick & Dirty Basic 15mm Painting Guide
- STEP 1: Prepare your miniature for painting. Simply remove any excess material from the casting process that may be lingering on the miniature.
- STEP 2: Prime / Undercoat your miniature.
- STEP 3: Base coats.
- STEP 4: Add highlights.
- STEP 5: Metal areas.
- STEP 6: Finishing touches.
Do you need special paint for minis?
The first step is to prime the model black with a spray can of black paint. Games Workshop products can be used, but any black spray paint for priming will do. Make sure you get a thin and even coat, using short bursts from about 15cm to 30cm away, and leave the model to dry for around 30 minutes.
Can I use regular acrylic paint for miniatures?
Acrylic paints are fast drying and can be thinned with water and acrylic medium to apply very fine layers. If you need a hard, lustrous coating for miniatures that will be handled often, use oil/enamel paints.
What do you need for miniature painting?
Necessary Equipment for Painting Miniatures
- Paints. Enamels. Oil Paints. Water-based Enamels. Acrylic Paint. Recommended Colors. Additional Colors.
- X-Acto Knife.
- Miniature Cleaning Products.
- Brush Cleaner.
What paint do you use on minis?
The best paints for miniatures are acrylic paints specifically designed to adhere well to plastics and metals. Some of the best acrylic paints are from brands like Games Workshop, Vallejo, and The Army Painter.
Is there a painting guide for North Vietnamese soldiers?
Since I endorse the idea that knowledge, even a petty one like this, should be spread – otherwise it becomes obsolete, I give to you my Painting Guide for North Vietnamese soldiers, for your convenience. I hope you’ll find it useful. Have a nice Wednesday night everyone!
Is it worth it to paint a 15mm figure?
Also, 15mm figures are often less than stellar casts and quite frankly not worth fixing to the point they could be used for a really good paintjob. And in most cases you need tons and tons of them, spending five hours painting each one is just not an option. Thus I came up with a process to maximize quality for minimum effort.
What does it mean to paint wargaming miniatures?
Today, let’s talk about what it means for painting wargaming miniatures (or static models, for that matter).
What do you need to know about miniatures?
🙂 My new venture in exploring different eras in terms of figure painting, has led me to carry with me a small notebook, in which I write down ideas and thoughts that may help me while painting and preparing my small armies. In one of these notes, I wrote down the colours needed in order to paint these figures.