Sunday, September 16, 2012

Tutorial (well, kind of)

Well, I'm been asked to make a tutorial of miniature painting and especially about the advances of white basecoat, so here's one. Enjoy and feel free to give me further advice how to make these tutorials better!

Let's paint another santa's little helper with blood and stuff.

Step 1: White basecoat over the miniature.

 Step 2: Tanned flesh over randomly picked areas

Step 3: Charadon Granite, Snakebite Leather and Tamiya clear orange and W&N nut brown with water and a drop of dish washing soap.

(Here's a picture of my palette after that mixture - with a little bit of black added for the next mix)

Step 4: The same mix again with a bit of bloodletter included.

Step 5: Again; the same paint mix as before with added Blood letter shade! Added to areas wich looked like in need of reddish tint! In this step it's important to build up gradient with the fles mix as used before. Few light coats does the job.

Step 6: The previous mix with a little bit of added black.... Added to the places I have no idea. The picture tells more. The poxes are painted with black and the eye got a orange glow from Tamiya clear orange over white. Poxes are highlighted with charadon granite. Highlighted some of the muscles with a mixture bleached bone and ceramite white.

Step 7: Finished. Tamiya clear red with black added to the wounds and the previous flesh mix added to deepen the skin tone if needed. The tone is mixed again with a tint of black, and the paint is added to the deepest parts of the minitaure (Under muscles and so on). I also used Clear yellow to pick out some wounds, and made a mixture of Tamiya brown and Tamiya clear red and black to make realistic looking feces. The mix is added between the *cheeks.

And that's about it. As you can see, I use the same mixture of already used mixed and just add something more everytime I wan't to make new tones to the miniature. Using wet palette makes this thing possible and saves your paints and helps to keep the tones earthy!



  1. Very nice miniature and interesting tutorial, thanks!

  2. Thanks man! I hope that the tutorial helps people to try out different paint brands. I know that this tutorial is a mess, but the next one will hopely be more easily to understand! :)

  3. No mess, it makes all sense to me!