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21 July 2008page first published

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PigmentedMiniatures Fezian of Pigmented Miniatures writes:


Dark Wash: a mixture of Future Floor Wax, Slow Dry, Liquitex Flow Improver, water, black ink, and brown paint

Flow Improver: a mix of Future Floor Wax, Slow Dry, water and Flow Improver

Reaper Master Series Paint:

Aged Bone
Ancient Bronze
Antique Gold
Blackened Brown
Blackened Steel
Bloodstain Red
Bone Shadow
Bright Blue
Bright Red
Carnage Red
Creamy Ivory
Cyan Blue
Dark Sandstone
Dark Skin
Earth Brown
Fair Shadow
Forest Green
Golden Blond
Grass Green
Honed Steel
Intense Brown
Khaki Highlight
Leaf Green
Leather Brown
Light Sand
Muddy Brown
New Gold
Polished Bone
Polished Silver
Pure Black
Pure White
Ritterlich Blue
Scorched Metal
Stained Ivory
Tanned Highlight
Tanned Leather
Tanned Shadow
Tanned Skin
Terracotta Red
True Blue
Walnut Brown
Yellowed Bone


This is a diorama set called Mummy's Tomb, sculpted by Tom Meier from Thunderbolt Mountain Miniatures. The kit contains eight parts: two skeletons, a fighter, a thief, the tomb base, wall, coffin top, and a crystal ball. The castings were all very clean; the only blemish was the wall was warped.

The Way I Paint

I always work over a black primer. I've tried other colors, but found them to be a hassle.

For most colors, I use three main tones: a dark, medium, and light. Sometimes I'll add a fourth as a highlight color. I thin down the paints with a mix of Future Floor Wax, water, Slow Dry, and Flow Improver. Then I apply several thin, transparent coats of paint using each main tone and the intermediate tones. Using thin coats lets me layer the paint, making highlighting and shading easier.