Learning how the paint colors that are underneath your paint colors will effect your paint colors (?) is an important step to getting better as a miniatures painter. In this video, Atom talks about his favorite ways to paint light colors over dark primers and he explains the mysteries and wonders of pre-shading.
VIDEO: Don’t Be Afraid of eBay
Not only is eBay as great place to buy bits and parts for your wargame modeling needs, it’s also a great place to get inexpensive models for paint testing. It can even be a great place to get more wargaming models for your collection, if you play it smart.
VIDEO: Finding a Commission Painter
If you want to get your armies and figures painted, and you can’t (or won’t) do it yourself, watch this video to find out about what kinds of painters for hire there are out there and what you can expect.
My friend Jake’s blog: http://jiubcygnus.wordpress.com/
Blue Table Painting: http://www.bluetablepainting.com/
VIDEO: Make Your Own Miniature Bricks
You can buy tiny scale model bricks for your miniature basing materials, or even for making your terrain look nicer. Or, for about nine bucks, you can make more scale model bricks than you’ll ever know what to do with, and this video shows you how.
Amazon link mentioned in the video: http://amzn.to/1b6Egug
VIDEO: How to Paint a Bronze Statue
I show you a quick and simple way to paint a piece of terrain to look like a statue made of bronze that’s been outdoors for years. Through simple techniques like drybrushing and a specialized wash to simulate a bronze patina, your gameboard will have a new a majestic piece of statuary in no time flat.
VIDEO: Different Basing Materials
I talk about two basing materials for miniatures that are a bit uncommon, but are still easy to find – possibly even in your own house. I also show examples on my own miniatures, some painted and some not yet.
VIDEO: Wet Palette: What Is It? Make Your Own
I explain to you what a wet palette is and why it’ll improve your miniatures painting like it improved mine. I also show you how to make one for really cheap with materials probably around your home. Note: starting to always use a wet palette was the single-most important technique to improving my painting. If you’re not using a wet palette now, you should start. Seriously.
VIDEO: Finding Motivation to Hobby
Buying the miniatures is the easy part, but they’re not useful to you if you never build and paint them. I go over a few tricks I use to keep myself motivated to keep building and painting the absolutely stupid number of miniatures I have in my basement.
VIDEO: The REAL Use for Liquid Green Stuff
I finally discovered what Liquid Green Stuff is actually good for, as it’s not very good at its intended purpose, which is filling holes, gaps, and voids. Instead, Liquid Green Stuff is actually the modeler’s little can of filth, and will help you make excellent textures on your models that should be looking a little more filthy.
VIDEO: How To Hold on to Your Miniatures
Nothing is worse than dropping the miniature that you’re currently painting, and possibly scuffing up your paint job or even breaking the model. In this video, I show you how you can re-purpose old pill bottles as painting handles for your miniatures.