|R. Aspland et al "Collecting and Painting Wargames Armies";
This book should be easy to come by via any retailer of GW products.
This is a nice book, but it should really be titled Collecting
and Painting Games Workshop Armies". The techniques,
painting, and examples are all exclusively GW paints, GW minis,
and GW armies. It's not a bad thing. On the contrary, their recommendations
are probably the best when using GW paints and hobby materials on
GW minis. For example, GW's current paints (Citadel Colour line)
are transparents, so priming in black is advisable for the more
oft-used colors and the book recommends it. If you own GW products
and you want a good reference, this is an excellent start.
R.H. Cabos "Modelling and Painting Figures", Osprey
Modelling Manuals, Volume 8; Accion Press.
The book gives some contact info:
Originally printed in 1998 and reprinted in 2000. It's kind of
funny because they have some old Sapce Marine figures in an example.
This one focuses more an individual figure and includes adapting
a figure, heavily converting (e.g. making a WWII guy into a Space
Pilot), anatomical considerations and such.
Sheperd Paine "Building and Painting Scale Figures",
Scale Modelling Handbook No. 13; Kalmbach Books.
I picked up my copy at my local Borders books, so it's pretty
easy to order/find.
Originally published in 1993, reprinted in 1994 and 1995. This
book is aimed at more competition-level painting, but it also
includes material on scratchbuilding, detailing, converting, painting
with oils, etc. This book also includes dioramas and groundwork.
I liked the info on pins and various types of glues. The author
did some professional work building models and such for Monogram
promotions and he's won lots of awards.
- Join the mini-painter
Yahoo! group for an instant cadre of hundreds of minis painters
of all levels and interests that can help guide you.
Yahoo! group: "devoted to Professional Miniature Enthusiasts
who strive for excellence. Whether it be sculpting, painting single
miniatures, vignettes, dioramas or armies."
Yahoo! group: "Do you, or have you ever wanted to sculpt
things? (like games workshop models / miniatures) Come and learn how!"
Yahoo! group: a club for miniatures painters, similar to the mini-painter
Yahoo! group: Mostly industry news about minis, they specifically
do not encourage discussions about mini painting.
- (The Miniature Conversion Workshop) TMCW
Yahoo! group: A dedicated group for miniatures conversions.
- TPMPs Yahoo! group:
"This group is both a forum and a resource for individuals involved
in the professional side of miniature painting. Whether you are a
seasoned veteran or aspiring novice, a local area painter or a web
painter you are welcome to join."
Painting Links and Miniature Painters' Sites
- Fantasy Miniatures
Site - Holger Schmidt's site; includes a great
tutorial on painting the Darkelf Rider from Freebooter Miniatures
(in English and German).
- Vallejo Model Color Painting
Guide - Click on "Miniature & Model Colors", then
"Model Color"; the guide is at the bottom of the page.
Model Color Hints, Tips, and Techniques from Mario Fuentes
- The Painting FAQ
- Dr. Faust's Painting Clinic
- Wargames Foundry Painting Guides
- Games Workshop
Hobby page - searchable archive of articles on painting, terrain
making, and modelling.
- Games Workshop Painting page - tools, suggestions, examples, and
Creative Figurines Site - Jay is a professional miniatures painter
and his site is incredibly informative.
of Ancients - "Stupidest thing I have done while painting..."
- GW Gateway:
Modelling and Painting
- Online Miniature
Painting and Modelling Guide
Miniatures and Scenery by Joel Patton - a lot of info here on
painting, and some pictures to help you along.
- The Miniature Collecting and
- The Chambers of Miniatures -
Lots of good pictures of painted minis.
Miniatures - A personal gallery of one painter's minis.
- The Miniature Place
James Ballentine, list administrator, has a gallery of his own and
others' miniatures along with a lot of other resources.
Cave Paolo's gallery and guest gallery.
Lead Miniature Painting: Lazslo has a nice gallery of his figures
along with a very good painting guide.
- Rob's Miniature Page:
Jedi Rob has some great paint jobs and conversions from several genres.
- The Swords of Chaos
The Ogre has a lot of Battletech info and an enormous gallery of his
Dominic's revamped page includes all sorts of useful information,
including the ongoing Visions in Color shows.
- The Miniatures Collecting and
Painting Centre: An instructional site featuring lots
of tips and pictures. Beware Scarloc, the Hooded One...
Pope's Miniatures Page Thomas has galleries and lot of other information,
including a vast listing of miniatures by various companies.
- Julius's Page
Julius has a gallery and plans to add information on WFB and painting
Minis Matt's gallery and gaming information.
- Strategic Headquarters
Bob has sculpting and painting info along with a host of other
gaming and hobby material.
Ravens Cat's painting service and gallery of example work.
- Goodwin's Painting Service
Deane's painting service and a large gallery of samples of his work.
- Bart's mini-painting site
Galleries of his work and the archive for the mini-painter mailing
- The Fortified City of Karoath
Painting tips and a miniatures gallery (including Brett's Golden Demon
- Wet Paint Kenneth's site has galleries and painting guides.
Miniature Gallery Matthew Hunt's site -- "small but growing."