This week's featured mini is a Space Marine Scout from Games Workshop that has been painted for use as a gang leader in the game of Necromunda - a fun tabletop skirmish game that we at GeektGear.com highly recommend.
Miniature Painting Tip #2 - Use the right type of paint!
You will want to paint your miniatures in acrylic paint, NOT enamels. You also want to make sure you are not using high-gloss acrylics. Fortunately, gaming companies have taken a lot of the guesswork out of choosing the right kind of paint. Many carry their own line of paints that have been specially formulated to have a good flow that won't glob on your miniature, while providing good coverage with one to two coats.
Here are some of the more popular brands of paints for miniatures we have used: Vallejo, Citadel, Reaper, and Formula P3. Each line has varying pros and cons as they are manufactured by different companies. Ultimately, you can either choose a brand and learn to work with it to get the results you want, or you can try the different brands and find which suits your painting style best. For a great review of acrylic paints for miniatures, click here.
Article by: Alisha K. Ard