Youâ€™ve seen them on gaming tables or in display cases, preserved and painted to amazing quality. If youâ€™re a Dungeons & Dragons player like myself, odds are you have one of your own to represent your fantasy persona. They come separately packaged or in multi-figure kits, typically sculpted from plastic or pewter. These days, they can even be bought pre-painted for the avid gamer who would rather spend more time rolling dice than sitting at a painting table.
But whereâ€™s the fun in that?
If youâ€™ve ever looked at a beautifully painted miniature and said to yourself, â€œI wanna do THAT!â€ then this, my friend, is the column for you.
Iâ€™m sure some of you may be thinking, â€œThereâ€™s no way I could ever be able to paint like that,â€ but donâ€™t be discouraged! The people who do those incredible paint jobs started off just like you, and with the right guidance and plenty of practice, you could be giving them a run for their money in no time.
For the duration of this column, I will be discussing the techniques of painting your own miniature. I do not profess to being a professional by any stretch of the imagination, but that is the beauty of this rewarding and relaxing hobby… You donâ€™t have to be a professional to share the tips and techniques that youâ€™ve discovered!
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