Asset Drop’s Featured Tutorials – October
Each month, we'll feature supplementary tutorials from various talented painters. These are a collection of videos and articles that will provide extra information on using your paints for the techniques covered in our Painting Guide. Some are based on the paint brand itself, and others are technique specific.
Give them a watch to learn more and let us know if there are other great ones you think we should feature!
Great flesh can make or break a miniature, and can be achieved in many different ways. Check out these tutorials to take your painting to the next level!
How To Paint Skin With A Pro Painter:
Sam Lenz teaches us how to paint Caucasian skin in this video using another completely different method. He starts with the palest tone and works down to the shadows. He also covers an amazing effect- warm and cold zenithal highlighting - as if the miniature is stood sideways on to a sunset.
Miniature Painting 101: Caucasian Flesh
This time Miniwargamer Jay uses a flesh painting technique that is almost exactly the same as the one we cover in the guide. It's a method that I think produces the best effect, and it's a great visual demonstration of what we show through photos in the Painting Guide.
Painting High Contrast Skin Using Glazes:
Colour of the Gods paints skin on his miniature by mixing glazes in with his paints to tint the blending colours. He uses many layer techniques for the highlights and shadows, which creates a much more contrasted and dramatic look than we did in the Painting Guide. It's personal preference how far you go.
Using Liquid Pigments
Liquid pigments are awesome for producing very natural looking weathering effects, and are easy to use since they come pre-mixed. These videos will show you how to use them for emphasising details and pin washing.
Speckling Your Miniature and Removing Errors
This video is from a series created by Wilder and it shows you how to speckle your model with a liquid pigment to mimic dirty rain or splashes from puddles. It also shows you the art of removing spots you don't like. The music is a bit much though ;)!
Using Your Liquid Pigment Pin Wash Panel Lines
A great video by ScaleModelAlberta on how to use a pigment wash to emphasise detail on a model. The video starts by cleaning up the previous weathering, giving you an idea of how to use your Liquid Pigment Remover, and then demonstrates pin washing.
Weathering Your Model
Weathering is a very diverse technique with many different applications. These videos cover effects you can create with your Wilder Old Grease Pigment, from gun barrel soot to a dust wash, and your exclusive Wilder Aqualine sample!
A Great Mud Effect For Tank Treads
Panzermeister36 has produced an excellent video here talking you through the process of weathering a tank so it looks like it's been rolling through mud! You could create this same effect with your Wilder Aqualine weathering acrylic.
Soot Effects and Dirt Streaking
A detailed video by Wilder covering a range of effects: soot exhaust effects with a dry pigment, speckling effects, and dirt streaking with a liquid pigment (use the LifeColor one, or mix your own with the Old Grease pigment). Again, crazy music here guys!
Dust Washing And Reactivating The Effect
This is a video by Humbrol showing how to use enamel, but it's directly transferable to your Liquid Pigments and your Aqualine sample. Humbrol demonstrate perfectly how being able to reactivate the weathering effect is essential for creating a better result.