Jaxtron Posted July 1, 2008 Share Posted July 1, 2008 Ok, so I am a beginner. Well, I have been painting miniatures off and on for 25+ years but never seriously, just the odd miniature to play with in our D&D adventures. Anyway, I have tried to improve my painting style and I have some questions I am hoping someone here can help out on. 1. Miniature sizes - I have seen mention of 15mm, 25mm, 28mm, 30mm, 40mm. I have a lot of figures and most seem to be a pretty consistent size and I think they are probably on the 25mm scale but how do I really tell? I have a Reaper miniature (Lirris, Demon) sitting here in front of me and don't see the actual size displayed on the package anywhere. Also, in relation to size, what size do most people paint? The miniatures in these threads are amazing and there is no way I can get that detailed (maybe I am just getting old). Are they larger figures that allow easier detailing? 2. Paint Brand - I have read several threads on preferences on paint brands. I paint all mine from basic acrylic paints that I have used when doing a little painting on canvas. I mix the colors I need and go from there. Do the bottled paints give better results? I hate the thought of going and buying all new bottles of paints if it won't improve my painting over all. 3. Bases - I have read several of the threads about removing characters from bases and remounting them. Since this is just for fun and are just to be used for our D&D adventures, I would rather just mount them on a square base, decorate the base and go from there. I picked up a package of magnetic bases and can start gluing the characters with smaller bases on them but is there a better alternative? Do certain bases work out better than the ones I picked up? Love this site and you guys seem so helpful. Just a warning, I will probably be back with more questions. Thanks for any suggestions you might offer. Jaxtron Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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