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By Chris Palmer
This week I painted Kyra, Iconic Cleric, from the Bones I Iconics II Pathfinder Miniatures set.
She looked to me to be suitably clothed for adventures in a cold environment; so, since I am short on Templar type figures for Frostgrave, I decided to paint her as such a figure for my Frostgrave collection.
Unfortunately, this is one of the figures from the Bones I Kickstarter that ended up with nose issues. For gaming purposes this doesn't bother me too much, and a nice heavily highlighted nose paint job helps hide the fact that she barely has one; though you can tell there still isn't something right about it...
So lately I love to paint busts, and larger miniatures.
Now I have been drooling over several large scale miniatures, 54 to 200mm...
I looked at sites who sell those, like Pegaso, Andrea, El Greeco etc etc..
And what bothers me a bit but also intrigues me is the extraordinary painting on some of those.
I especially mean things like the shields on Greek Hoplites, the Barding and Banners of Medieval Knights.
Some of these look like masterpaintings on a mini.
So my question.
Are these superb painters? Or is there a trick I could learn?
Are there templates being used and how do you use those?
Is this in anyway possible for an avarage painter to achieve something like that?
And with a BRUSH!
I don't own ( never will I touch..) an airbrush..
I know there are a few painters on this forum who are able to pull this off.
So care to share some secrets?
Some examples of what I'm talking about I got these from the internet, there are many more beautiful examples like this.
I'm no Michelangelo, but I really would try to paint a shield like that on a larger mini.
So I'm curious if there are any step by steps, tricks, and such available.
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