What follows is the legendary brush maestro Steve Timjin’s guide to getting amazing results for these micro minis. Steve never fails to impress the Tercio with both the speed and quality of his output. So this time it’s over to our guest writer to lead you through the stages…..
Stage one- Clean up the minis and blu-tack them to sticks. First job, spray with black undercoat.
Stage two- Drybrush dark grey over minis to bring out detail. Note to beginners- dry brushing is when you load the brush up with thick paint, remove most of the paint into a tissue, then “drag” the brush over the minis. It does tend to ruin expensive brushed though.
Stage four- Red plumes done as a series of red dots with the brush,” quick as a flash!”
Stage five- Yellow on the jacket sleeves and the roll on the back of the horse. Just hold the stick and do the same swipe on each figure up the line.
Stage ten- I then add white highlights on about half of the greys for variety. All the manes and tails are just left black. I also use the white to add some socks and forehead markings as this sets them off nicely.
Keep reading next week for how to base your freshly painted heroes the Timjin way!
Our thanks to Steve for this excellent guide. We hope to hear more from the Welsh paint demon over the next months.