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Stealth1000 writes:

Great article, thanks. I like the flesh. I will give that a try.


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Lonewolf dcc Fezian writes:

This tutorial explains, step by step, how I painted Maddog, one of Hasslefree Miniatures' Zombie Hunter range (and my favourite of the group) sculpted by Kev White.

Before starting to paint any mini, I like to decide roughly what colours I am going to use, as it can give me a general idea of what the finished item is going to look like; also, it helps to make sure the colours work well together and don't clash.

Laying the Foundations...

Maddog is a one-piece miniature, so no assembly was required. Using a craft knife and a small needle file, I removed any flash or mould lines that I could see (thankfully, very few). Next, I glued the mini to a rather-nice Urban War resin base I've had lying around for a while.

With the cleaning-up done and the glue dry, it was time for the ever-so-important black undercoat.

Before I get onto the actual "how to" of the painting, you may want to review what I wrote previously about my layering method. Throughout the painting of this mini I use the layering technique, and most layers are made up of 3-4 coats to give good coverage.

I use paints from various manufacturers, and a lot of it is down to personal preference. On this mini, I used paints from Games Workshop (GW) and Vallejo - Game Colour (VGC) and Model Colour (VMC).

Here's Looking at You, Kid...

I always start with the main focal point of a mini: the Face (assuming it has one). First off, the Eyes.

Eyes Step 1
Paint the eyes (GW) Bleached Bone - absolute neatness isn't required here, as it can be tidied up in step 3.
Eyes Step 1
Eyes Step 2
I paint a thin line of (GW) Chaos Black down the centre of the eye. I find this better than an actual dot for the pupil, as it stops them looking cross-eyed.
Eyes Step 2
Eyes Step 3
Tidy up the edges of the eye using some (GW) Dark Flesh.
Eyes Step 3