Zoom Logo

Learn & Play - Miniatures Painting - Shared screen with speaker view
Rebecca Strang (GameRT)
27:06
Finding the One: One Page, Micro, and Mini RPGs to Start Your JourneyApr 22, 2022 1:00 PM Central Timehttps://ala-events.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_mfu9Hdg0SuukRcvobRu69QTo Build a Mystery, A Panel on How to Create a Virtual Mystery Hunt for Your Own LibraryMay 24, 2022 1:00 PM Central Timehttps://ala-events.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Kc8JkSXyTJW3IF-forAmSA
Rebecca Strang (GameRT)
27:37
Yay library families!
George Bergstrom
28:56
Yeah for IN, especially Evansville
Jenn Bartlett
30:38
Recommended links from Sonny: Toolshttps://www.micromark.com/?gclid=CjwKCAjw8sCRBhA6EiwA6_IF4R0udG-3-5SX4Hso2BnKdvJZL9MBcGEJ3IkaVEODyroUi5k6v7imihoC2kQQAvD_BweDetailed painting tutorialhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-BlVYFxfRAGPRIMERhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3PGDOYm5DcLAYERING OR UNDERPAINTINGhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAcaBh_o6zIhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-BlVYFxfRAWASHEShttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdbWckTKDmk&list=PLJ94-fHMfAt1hH_gvkj5bWaxqtlXcPOpf&index=6DRY BRUSHINGhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqobfZiCJ2E&list=PLJ94-fHMfAt1hH_gvkj5bWaxqtlXcPOpf&index=9EYEShttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3dwuMqCukk
Rebecca Strang (GameRT)
31:12
https://www.artnews.com/art-news/product-recommendations/best-respirators-for-painting-1234577590/
Rebecca Strang (GameRT)
32:14
A photo showing an injection mold: https://www.plasticstoday.com/sites/plasticstoday.com/files/styles/article_featured_standard/public/Ghost_Studio_Wyrd_mold_IMG_0015_for_media_08-15-12-1.jpg?itok=i4JYPGSQ
Jenn Bartlett
34:08
I am totally using rub-a-dub-dub from now on. LOL
Jill Friedmann
34:09
I use blue safety tape on my fingers when I'm cutting off. It helps a lot. https://www.amazon.com/Guard-Tex-Finger-Self-Adhesive-Medical-Athletic/dp/B00DBSAYFY
Rebecca Strang (GameRT)
34:14
General list of tools: https://tactilehobby.com/tools-for-miniature-painting/
Rebecca Strang (GameRT)
35:37
The epoxy Sonny just showed: https://www.jbweld.com/product/steelstik-epoxy-putty-stick
Jenn Bartlett
36:12
Art Smith paper pallet, available at Joann’s for those who have teacher cards or have accounts with them: https://www.joann.com/artsmith-pad-9x12-palette-paper-40-sheet/18254383.html
Rebecca Strang (GameRT)
37:06
That's great - it looks like it's part of the miniature
Adam Harness
38:50
I use an old medicine bottle. Walgreens prescription bottles work great.
Jenn Bartlett
39:09
On the pricey side, but my husband loves this as a miniature holder: https://www.amazon.com/Citadel-Outils-Poignee-peintre-mk2/dp/B08MC88KWZ/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=miniature+holder&qid=1647443748&sr=8-2
charles jean
39:41
Corks and poster putty are good holders too
Jill Friedmann
39:56
I do the prescription bottle thing too - It's nice and small and fits in my small hands well - it's less tiring on my hands.
Rebecca Strang (GameRT)
40:23
Yes, Adam! Prescription bottles are great for holders!
Jenn Bartlett
41:09
Totally agree with Sonny- any time my husband primes he does it out on the porch on a nice sunny, dry day.
Dustin Harris
44:30
I actually used my 3D Printer to print a handle similar to the Citadel one Jenn posted. Best part was I could modify the design to better fit my hand.
Jill Friedmann
47:56
Dustin - I love that idea!
Rebecca Strang (GameRT)
48:56
Article on magnifying lamps: https://tangibleday.com/10-best-magnifying-lamps-for-painting-miniatures-review-and-guide/
Rebecca Strang (GameRT)
49:28
Feel free to unmute yourself or type questions in chat
Jill Friedmann
49:54
I think it's so beneficial to hear what miniature painters techniques are - everyone has a fantastic approach!
Rebecca Strang (GameRT)
51:16
If anyone has favorite painters or resources to share, please feel free to share here in chat, too!
Rebecca Strang (GameRT)
53:10
Though, I'd stay away from lead for library programs
Jill Friedmann
53:52
This guy builds terrain and also paints minis. He's got some great ideas and is focused on what you can do inexpensively. https://www.youtube.com/c/BlackMagicCraftOfficial
Molly Porter
54:00
I don't have a microphone that works, so i'll type my questions: first, what kind of paints do you recommend for a beginner (and does the age range of the painter affect it)?
charles jean
54:14
Second for Black Magic Craft!
Rebecca Strang (GameRT)
54:22
You can find all kinds of miniatures files to print on Thingiverse if your library has a 3D printer: https://www.thingiverse.com/tag:miniatures
Jenn Bartlett
54:32
https://www.micromark.com
Molly Porter
54:54
second, we've thought about doing an evening program with our teens where they can paint their own miniatures. do you think the time frame of a couple of hours is reasonable, or is it something we need to do in a few sessions?
Jill Friedmann
54:59
😀
charles jean
55:15
Reaper Bones or Wiz Kids are good inexpensive plastic miniature choices for younger painters
Rebecca Strang (GameRT)
56:01
Black Magic Craft link, since it was mentioned above: https://blackmagiccraft.wordpress.com/shop/
Jill Friedmann
56:27
You can find YouTube videos that compare what you can do painting a mini in an hour - three hours - all day...that kind of thing. It's helpful to get a sense of what's possible.
Jenn Bartlett
57:55
That particular paint is very good that he is showing- the Liquidtek I think. We use that any of our adult painting events. Available at Michaels, Joann’s, etc.
Adam Harness
58:01
Gaming stores usually have special paints for miniatures.
Rebecca Strang (GameRT)
58:04
My gaming group likes P3 for paints: https://privateerpress.com/formula-p3/paintsBut, you can get away with acrylic paints that you can buy at Joann/Michaels/local craft store
Dustin Harris
58:10
DM Scotty at The DM's Craft is a pretty fun channel for D&D projects. https://www.youtube.com/c/theDMsCraft
Jill Friedmann
58:46
Agreed - DM Scotty is great!
Dora Owens
59:12
I have used basic acrylic craft paint with good success. I find that specialized model paint (like Citadel, Army Painter, etc.) flows a little better, but is way more expensive.
charles jean
01:00:45
Using Washes is a good choice for new painters to get dramatic effects. Citadel's Shade line can be expensive, but Army Painter came out with their Speedpaint line this month that is more affordable: https://shop.thearmypainter.com/us/speedpaint
Mallory Bruinsma
01:00:52
I use Citadel paint for my Warhammer miniatures because I can match the specific colours that are recommended. In Warhammer specific colors used is important because the abilities of the models change.
Rebecca Strang (GameRT)
01:01:27
The Reaper Bones miniatures can be painted right out of the box without priming (ymmv if you're a pro), which is a good way to go if you don't want to prime a bunch of minis before a library programhttps://www.reapermini.com/miniatures/bones
Jenn Bartlett
01:01:38
@Charles my husband uses the Shade line. He loves it, but it can be pricey. When he was starting he used almost exclusively acrylics.
Molly Porter
01:02:27
Thanks so much!
charles jean
01:02:34
@Jenn I love the Shade line for table ready minatures
Dustin Harris
01:02:39
I believe the WizKids miniature also don't need to be primed.
Ryan Bankert
01:03:06
Yeah Wizkids are pre primed
Adam Harness
01:03:09
Reaper and WizKids are usually pre-primed
Molly Porter
01:03:22
is the shade line a specific brand line?
Rebecca Strang (GameRT)
01:03:23
Starting with terrain can be fun, too, because it's bigger and sometimes more forgiving (no eyes to paint, hahaha)
Jill Friedmann
01:03:44
Agreed Rebecca - much more forgiving!
Molly Porter
01:04:09
or perhaps better phrasing: does someone have a link for the shade line?
Rebecca Strang (GameRT)
01:04:31
Tabletop Crafters Guild on Facebook -- lots of really cool projects and info shared there: https://www.facebook.com/groups/547331565374444
Jenn Bartlett
01:04:38
https://www.games-workshop.com/en-US/Shade-Paint-Collection-2019
Molly Porter
01:04:52
thanks, y'all are the best!
Jenn Bartlett
01:04:53
Our FLGS sells them, and that’s where my husband gets them.
Jenn Bartlett
01:05:30
What other questions do we have for Sonny? Feel free to unmute yourself or comment here in the chat.
Rebecca Strang (GameRT)
01:05:39
Yeah the Citadel Shade paints are neat
Ryan Bankert
01:05:46
If you want to mix the two mediums (painting and terrain) you can have one session be painting the miniature and the next session be "basing" (I think that is what it is called) where you add small amount of terrain to the miniature's base. It is a nice way to start out with terrain before jumping into the big stuff.
Jill Friedmann
01:06:30
Great idea Ryan.
GameRT Round Table
01:06:41
Thank you so much - this was a great session!
Dora Owens
01:06:44
Thank you, Sonny!
Jill Friedmann
01:06:48
Thank you Sonny! Great tips! And thank you GRT!
George Bergstrom
01:06:53
This was great!
Ryan Bankert
01:06:53
Thank you, Sonny!
Molly Porter
01:06:54
thank you, Sonny!
Adam Harness
01:07:06
Thank you Sonny! This was very informative.
Dustin Harris
01:07:07
Thanks, Sonny.
Rebecca Strang (GameRT)
01:07:32
Lots of companies sell basing materials, this isn't an endorsement, here are examples at miniature market: https://www.miniaturemarket.com/accessories/gaming-supplies/modeling-supplies/basing-flock.html