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Model painting is an exciting and creative hobby. Customise your miniatures, create something you’re proud of, and build a collection that grows and improves over time. Watch these videos to learn the basics, then take your first steps.

Choosing the Right Painting Method

There are many ways to paint your miniatures. Each method leads to slightly varied results and uses different techniques to get you there. Learn about them so you can pick one that’s perfect for you.

Classic

This is the basic painting method that’s been used for decades. Start with a coloured undercoat, add shading, then pick out the raised detail with a lighter colour. This takes the most time and practice, but gets you great results.

Battle Ready – Classic

Keep Painting!

Now that your model has some basic colours and a finished base, check out these extra steps to take it to the next level.

Parade Ready – Classic

Contrast

Contrast paints offer the fastest way to get your models painted up to a Battle Ready standard. Start with a light undercoat, then add specialised paint that applies both a strong colour and shading in the recesses at once.

Battle Ready – Contrast

Keep Painting!

Now that your model has some basic colours and a finished base, check out these extra steps to take it to the next level.

Parade Ready – Contrast

Combined

The combined painting technique utilises the entire toolbox of Classic methods and techniques, plus Contrast paints, to achieve the best possible results. This method can also be used to create special effects, like colour-tinted metallic finishes.

Battle Ready – Combined

Keep Painting!

Now that your model has some basic colours and a finished base, check out these extra steps to take it to the next level.

Parade Ready – Combined

Painting Basics

Learn the basics of brush care, setting up your area, thinning your paints, and more.

Paint Types

Discover the different types of paint and how best to use them on your models.

Techniques

Master the core techniques of model painting, from undercoating to final touches.

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