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TutorialsLearn How to Paint Non-Metallic Metals (NMM)

Learn How to Paint Non-Metallic Metals (NMM)

Unlock the secrets of painting Non-Metallic Metal (NMM) with our step-by-step guide. Learn to create stunning bronze, silver, and gold effects using Warpaints Fanatic acrylics.

TutorialsThe Army Painter Academy: T'au Fire Warrior

The Army Painter Academy: T'au Fire Warrior

Welcome to the next installment of The Army Painter Academy, a series where we break down how we paint a miniature step-by-step, complete with pictures for every bit of paint applied along the way....

TutorialsPainting the Dark Angels Dreadnought: Behind the Scenes

Painting the Dark Angels Dreadnought: Behind the Scenes

Today we pull back the veil and lay bare the secrets that went into painting this venerable Dark Angels Dreadnought, as Thomas takes us through his process of blending the might of Warpaints Air wi...

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!

TutorialsPainting the Lion: Behind the Scenes

Painting the Lion: Behind the Scenes

The Lion, Primarch of the Dark Angels, is a terrific centerpiece miniature from Games Workshop, worthy of the spotlight in any hobbyist's collection. As such, we knew it deserved the extra attentio...

TutorialsThe Army Painter Academy: Ravenwing Outrider

The Army Painter Academy: Ravenwing Outrider

Welcome to the second installment of The Army Painter Academy, a series where we break down how we paint a miniature step-by-step, complete with pictures for every bit of paint applied along the wa...

TutorialsWarpaints Fanatic | Matching Colour Schemes

Warpaints Fanatic | Matching Colour Schemes

Warpaints Fanatic is fast approaching and with it many hobbyists are wondering how to transition an existing collection of models into the new paint range. Matching your colour schemes to maintain...

TutorialsThe Army Painter Academy: Dark Angel Intercessor

The Army Painter Academy: Dark Angel Intercessor

Welcome to the first installment of The Army Painter Academy, a series where we break down how we paint a miniature step-by-step, complete with pictures for every bit of paint applied along the way...

TutorialsHow 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 ...

TutorialsHow 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...

TutorialsWhat Makes a Good Paint for Miniatures?

What Makes a Good Paint for Miniatures?

Learn the “Secrets” of Paint for Miniatures Making good paint is hard to do. Making a paint that performs for the best painters in the world, meets the demands of army painters and gamers, while st...

TutorialsThomas Tackles the Tyranid Screamer-Killer

Thomas Tackles the Tyranid Screamer-Killer

Welcome to our first in-depth look at how we tackle certain models within The Army Painter studio. We hope to bring you even more of these in the future, including guides with step-by-step photos, ...

TutorialsHow 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...

TutorialsHow 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...

How To Do Object Source Lighting

Your Guide to Object Source Lighting What Is Object Source Lighting? Object source lighting, or OSL, refers to a light source on your miniature that may exist on the model, the base, or elsewhere t...

TutorialsThe 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...

TutorialsHow 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...

TutorialsHow 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...

TutorialsHow 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 ...

TutorialsBases 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 ...

TutorialsFinishing 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...

TutorialsLearn 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 ...

TutorialsAdvanced 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...

TutorialsHow 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, ...