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Mikesy5929 Jun 2017 8:28 a.m. PST

I know that there are some great guides on line and youtube, but I'm looking for a book on advanced painting techniques. I can't afford Dallimore's Master Class which is currently over £180.00 GBP on Amazon second hand. Can anyone recommend an alternative? Many thanks

olicana29 Jun 2017 8:59 a.m. PST

I've seen that book. It has lots of stuff, but unless you want to paint in 30 styles I'm not sure it's the key to success. Most of the basics, and some, are freely available on line. After that it's the 10,000 hours that actually makes you any good.


45thdiv29 Jun 2017 9:15 a.m. PST

Here is a great artist who does easy to follow tutorials that can be used for any figures.

I hope you like him as well


Mick in Switzerland29 Jun 2017 9:18 a.m. PST

Have a look at this

Valero, Javier Gomez, Painting Wargaming Figures, (Pen & Sword Military, 2015)
Javier Gomez Valero is a professional figure painter who paints under the name of "El Merciano". His book explains techniques for painting wargames figures including very useful highlighting and shading guides using the popular Vallejo Model Colour paints.

skipper John Supporting Member of TMP29 Jun 2017 10:06 a.m. PST

45th… a link to no where…

(35 seconds of my life gone forever…)

boy wundyr x Inactive Member29 Jun 2017 10:48 a.m. PST

There's a GW/Citadel book floating around that should be reasonable secondhand, I saw it for $18 USDCDN at a convention recently.

Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP29 Jun 2017 10:53 a.m. PST
Lascaris29 Jun 2017 3:47 p.m. PST

I have the Javier Gomez book and I like it a lot. I think it's well worth purchasing.

T Corret Supporting Member of TMP29 Jun 2017 4:55 p.m. PST

I simply can't believe no one mentioned Shep Paine's Painting Military Miniatures. It is a classic.

Vigilant30 Jun 2017 2:53 a.m. PST

Try the Painting War series. Period specific but with useful general guidance.

45thdiv01 Jul 2017 5:23 a.m. PST

Let try to post this link again

If it still takes you to no where, just google search Sorastro's Imperial Assault videos That should give you the various tutorials he does.


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