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How To Paint Fantasy Miniatures

Watch more Great Craft Ideas videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn how to paint fantasy miniatures with these steps. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Set up workspace Place a piece of poster board on a desk or workspace to catch spills. Use a desk lamp in addition to any overhead lighting. Tip A lighted headband magnifier is a helpful tool if you plan on doing several miniatures. Step 2: Examine and remove imperfections Clamp your miniature in the small vise, and examine it with a magnifying glass. Remove any imperfections with the craft knife and a small file. Step 3: Prime Cover the miniature with a thin layer of primer. Keep a light hand to avoid filling in finely detailed areas. Use white primer on light-colored models, and gray on darker ones. Step 4: Paint from inside out Start painting the deepest, most recessed sections first and work your way outward, covering the highest, raised areas last. Tip Use an awl or tweezers to move paint out of unwanted crevices. Step 5: Create shade Create depth and shade by going over some areas with watered-down black paint on a dry brush. It will catch in the recesses and bring out details, like musculature, hair, and clothing folds. Step 6: Add highlights Add highlights by adding some white paint to the color of the area. For example, if your miniature has a silver helmet, add a bit of white paint to silver paint and dab it on to create the illusion of a metallic shine. Step 7: Spray seal Spray the finished miniature with a matte spray sealant in a well-ventilated area to keep it looking fresh for years to come. Did You Know? Did you know? The fantasy role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons was published in 1974.
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