Help support TMP

"Painting Tutorial by Der Alte Fritz" Topic

12 Posts

All members in good standing are free to post here. Opinions expressed here are solely those of the posters, and have not been cleared with nor are they endorsed by The Miniatures Page.

For more information, see the TMP FAQ.

Back to the 18th Century Painting Guides Message Board

Areas of Interest

18th Century

Featured Hobby News Article

Featured Showcase Article

28mm Acolyte Vampires - Based

The Acolyte Vampires return - based, now, and ready for the game table.

Featured Profile Article

Current Poll

1,446 hits since 9 Feb 2018
©1994-2020 Bill Armintrout
Comments or corrections?

Personal logo Der Alte Fritz Sponsoring Member of TMP09 Feb 2018 9:05 a.m. PST

I have posted a detailed painting tutorial on how I paint miniatures. Everyone has their own favorite methods, but you might be able to pick up some tips for your own use.


The chosen sample figure is that of an RSM Russian Grenadier, shown in painting stages in the above picture. I also include the "Recipe" of paint brands that I used for the figures.

Link to the blog posting:


Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP09 Feb 2018 9:18 a.m. PST

Very nice, just passed this along to a friend who is a beginner painter!

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP09 Feb 2018 9:24 a.m. PST

Excellent – thanks for posting this!

Old Contemptibles Supporting Member of TMP09 Feb 2018 9:26 a.m. PST

Very nice. I have always used grey primer as it is a good compromise between black and white. Thank you for posting this.

jeffreyw309 Feb 2018 9:35 a.m. PST

The guys on the right look a lot better… grin The paint listing was interesting…I only use the Reaper Master series as triads.

General Kirchner09 Feb 2018 10:09 a.m. PST

thank you for sharing!

wrgmr109 Feb 2018 11:09 a.m. PST

Well done DAF! Thanks for sharing!

Thomas O09 Feb 2018 11:53 a.m. PST

Thank you, I am definitely going to try a few of your techniques.

Striker09 Feb 2018 1:04 p.m. PST

Very good write-up.

Extrabio194709 Feb 2018 3:23 p.m. PST

Great stuff, Fritz. Thank you for sharing.

Personal logo COL Scott ret Supporting Member of TMP12 Feb 2018 11:41 p.m. PST

DAF, very nice work as usual.

von Schwartz12 Jul 2018 7:00 p.m. PST

Very nice, are those 15s or 25s, hard to tell with no reference point?

Sorry - only verified members can post on the forums.