I like the Master Class articles that have been posted in these forums for painting the Dust Tactics miniatures, but let’s be honest, not all of us are masters at painting. Master classes can go right over the head of many a starting painter. So I’m starting up a small blog on how to get your minis out on the table simply while still looking good. Each stage is designed to take a playable model and make it look better and better. You can stop at any time and your model will still be better than it started. You won’t win awards with these techniques but you will look good as you win games.
First project: The Allies Pounder
Here’s the basic model, assembled but no paint on it other than the primer it starts with. Fortunately that’s a good start, but to make any primed model stand out it needs a different colored base.
For my base I used Games Workshop scorched brown, but you might want to use white for winter, or tan for desert, or grey for urban. Just don’t paint it green as it will blend in too much with the model.
Next: Washes, and dry brushing.