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Get StartedA Beginner’s Guide: Warpaints Fanatic Starter Paint Set

A Beginner’s Guide: Warpaints Fanatic Starter Paint Set

The Warpaints Fanatic Starter Paint Set is perfect for beginners, offering everything you need to paint the included mini from start to finish. To put this to the test we’ve enlisted Cecilie, a cop...

Get StartedPaint Like a Pro: Brushes 101

Paint Like a Pro: Brushes 101

Get a professional painter’s insight into brushes for miniature painting. How many brushes do you need, how to clean your brushes, and why you should keep your old and damaged brushes?

Get StartedWhy You Should Prime Your Miniatures

Why You Should Prime Your Miniatures

Priming your miniature is an important part of the painting process, but why is that exactly? Find out what primer does for your painting experience, and why it's an essential step.

Get StartedPaint Like a Pro: 10 Tips for Beginner Must-Haves

Paint Like a Pro: 10 Tips for Beginner Must-Haves

Get a professional painter’s must-have equipment and tools for starting miniature painting with Steffen's top 10 tips. From brushes to proper lighting, we've got it covered!

Get StartedHow to Use a Varnish

How to Use a Varnish

Why Use a Varnish on Your Miniature – and How to Do It Whether you’re looking to add a Satin finish, a protective coating to your finished minis, or experiment with some glossy effects, varnishing ...

Get StartedHow To Pick a Colour Scheme

How To Pick a Colour Scheme

Choosing a Colour Scheme for Your Miniature Playing games with painted miniatures is 100% cooler than with grey, unpainted ones. Painted miniatures make your games come alive with immersion and add...

Get StartedHow to Paint a Miniature

How to Paint a Miniature

Painting a Miniature Once you’ve assembled and primed your models – it’s time to paint! The first layer of paint is called a basecoat. Applying an even and smooth basecoat layer to your miniature i...

Get StartedHow To Use Magnets on Your Miniature

How To Use Magnets on Your Miniature

Customise Your Miniatures with Magnets Are you ready to unleash your creativity, customise your miniature figures and models, and take them to the next level? Among the myriad ways to personalise y...

Get StartedAdvanced Techniques for Using Washes

Advanced Techniques for Using Washes

Create (Even) More Contrast with a Wash Sure, the wash technique is talent-in-a-bottle for many painters but thanks to the heavy pigmentation and unique formulation of our Washes – the simple wash...

Get StartedThe Colour Triad System

The Colour Triad System

How to Work With The Colour Triad System Basecoating miniatures with an airbrush is super-efficient with our uniquely formulated Warpaints Air. With the extensive range of colours and perfect visco...

Get StartedHow To Assemble a Miniature Figure

How To Assemble a Miniature Figure

A Step-By-Step Guide to Assembling Miniature Figures Assembling your miniatures is a fun part of the process of creating your personal army, but it can also be quite daunting. Unfortunately, we hav...

Get StartedLearn How to Use Weathering Techniques

Learn How to Use Weathering Techniques

What is Weathering? Weathering refers to a series of techniques that simulate natural wear and tear, ageing, and exposure to the elements. From a rusted tank to a mud-splattered cloak, weathering c...

Get StartedHow To Use The Warpaints Fanatic Wash

How To Use The Warpaints Fanatic Wash

Have you ever looked at a painted miniature and wondered how to apply shadows and depths to it? Well, we’ve got a simple answer to that question: Warpaints Fanatic Wash! Because applying a wash (s...

Get StartedHow to use: Quickshade Dip

How to use: Quickshade Dip

Dipping is an “Ancient Hobby Secret,” once only spoken in hushed tones by elder hobbyists as their secret to achieving insane shading, insanely fast. With the Quickshade Dip, we’ve brought their we...

Get StartedHow To Prepare and Use a Wet Palette

How To Prepare and Use a Wet Palette

A wet palette is an essential tool for every painter, designed to keep your paint hydrated and workable for more extended periods. It consists of a plastic case, a layer of absorbent material (the ...

Get StartedBases Make a Difference

Bases Make a Difference

The choices you make about how to base your miniatures are really impactful. The base is as much a part of your army as the miniature itself and when displayed on the tabletop, the bases are some ...

Get StartedFinishing the Miniature’s Base

Finishing the Miniature’s Base

Bases are often an overlooked part of the process of painting a miniature. Your choice of basing, however, is an important one. It binds your army of generals, troops, and vehicles together as a co...

Get StartedLearn how to highlight miniatures

Learn how to highlight miniatures

Highlighting is where a model can really come to life. This is where you paint a lighter colour onto raised areas on the miniature. When it comes to army painting, this technique is mostly used on ...

Get StartedAdvanced highlighting techniques

Advanced highlighting techniques

In this article, we’ll show you how to expand on your repertoire and understanding of highlighting techniques, starting with Edge Highlighting. A simple technique that will yield great results on a...

Get StartedHow to use: Colour Primers

How to use: Colour Primers

Priming is the essential first step you take before painting your miniature. When you prime your model, the Primer provides a surface that paint can adhere to more effectively than plastic, resin, ...

Get StartedA brush for every job

A brush for every job

For all miniature painters of all levels, a great brush is critical as it is an important everyday tool for a painter and can help achieve amazing painting results. The Army Painter offers a wide v...

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Get started

Are you eager to embark on your journey into the captivating world of miniature painting? Then you’ve come to the right place! Whether you’re a complete novice or looking to refine your skills, we’...

Get StartedZenithal Priming

Zenithal Priming

An advanced step to priming miniatures is called Zenithal Priming. This technique utilizes the fact that paint is not completely opaque, to simulate light from the sun when it is at its zenith. Rea...

Get StartedHow to use: Speedpaint 2.0

How to use: Speedpaint 2.0

Are you new to the hobby of painting miniatures? Then we know the idea and prospect of painting intricate details on such small surfaces can be intimidating. But Speedpaint 2.0 and its unique formu...