Miniature Painting articles

Lock n’ Load: A Painter’s Journey to the Competition – Anticipation

For those of you following these diaries, and who were hoping to get an installment last week, you have my deepest apologies. Life got in the way, and I ended up taking my kids out quite a bit, since it was nice. I have been consumed by painting my contest entries, and let me tell

The Impossible Road to ETC: 15pt Milestone

I have good news and bad news. Good news is that I’ve reached the 15pts milestone! Barnabas and his buddies are merrily traversing my Zuzzy mat in search of fun and adventure. [singlepic id=374 w=640 h=480 float=] Some close ups of the individual models:   Barney and his bestest buddy: [singlepic id=384 w=640 h=480 float=]

Painting Your Gators

[singlepic id=372 w=320 h=240 float=center] Crocs are cool. They and the boars seem to be the current vogue in Hordes. Unfortunately, I was never really happy with how the gators got painted in the studio. The colors are drab and swampy ( which is reasonable given that they are gators), but this just doesn’t fly

Lock n’ Load: A Painter’s Journey to the Competition – Hardcore

Welcome back to my weekly diaries, which document my progress to Privateer Press’ Lock n’ Load Gamefest in June! This series will cover my journey to my first ‘real’ convention since 1994, and entering in the competitions held there. I’ll be documenting the aftermath as well, so keep your eyes on this series if you’re

Tutorial: Advanced – Make it Up: Female Faces, and Make-Up

Welcome back, painters! This is another article in my advanced series, where I demonstrate some simple techniques in making your female miniatures look feminine. I will cover some basic concepts in achieving female skin tones, and I will go into great detail on how to apply make-up, and proper feminine looking eyebrows to your women

Lock n’ Load: A Painter’s Journey to the Competition – Introduction

Hello, fellow painters! I have decided to create an article series that will run weekly from now, until I attend my first US convention since 1994, in which I will compete against other talented painters in the miniature hobby field. The only convention that I can feasibly afford to make it to this year will

Tutorial: Basics: This Plus That Equals? – Additives and Their Uses

Well, it’s been a while since I’ve posted any tutorials! I’ve been working hard on my Lock n Load entries, and likely won’t have anything as far as real painting tutorials go, until at least next week, as I don’t have anything that I can use to cover any techniques that I don’t want to

Tutorial: Basics – Heavy Metal: Using Metallics

This article is another in my series of Basic Painting Techniques. In this one I’ll cover using metallic paints, and how to highlight and shade them to have an effect similar to Non-Metallic Metals (NMM). Only by using metallic paint can you get a nice shiny surface that will reflect light, and appear like real

Tutorial: Advanced – Glorious Locks: Painting Hair

This is another article in my Advanced series; Painting Hair! It is one of the most asked about methods, and one thing that a lot of painters struggle with. Now that we’ve given coverage to the face, and eyes, I can show you Hand Cannon readers some tricks on painting those Glorious Locks. In this