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Personal logo doctorphalanx Supporting Member of TMP04 Jan 2013 3:16 a.m. PST

I will probably be painting some 2mm Irregular Miniatures blocks in the near future. Should I undercoat in black and dry brush or should I undercoat in white, use colour washes and then stain?

I'd very much appreciate some advice, and, if possible, links to examples of what you've achieved.

Scott Kursk Inactive Member04 Jan 2013 3:29 a.m. PST

When I did my 2mm phalanxs, I did prime black, block paint, dip. On some, I did dry brush some but there wasn't enough of a difference to scream at me to keep doing it.

TonicNH04 Jan 2013 3:59 a.m. PST

Not tried this myself but this looks to give some good results

part 1


and part 2


Martin Rapier04 Jan 2013 7:09 a.m. PST

I did mine (WSS) as black undercoat then heavy drybrush of the base colours, a wash over the base colours then picked out the details and painted all the flags (urgh!).

Worked OK, although obviously with a black undercoat you needed bright colours to start with. The extra wash over the drybrush helped pick out the contrast between the individual figures in the blocks.

I've never had much luck with colour washes over white.

As with 6mm I was careful when doing the hands, faces and hats/helmets, as that is what people tend to see.

boy wundyr x Inactive Member04 Jan 2013 7:02 p.m. PST

This guide from Tiny Tin Troops is what I started with:



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