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Games Workshop - Citadel Miniatures Painting Guide v1.7 Netbook

Games Workshop - Citadel Miniatures Painting Guide v1.7 Netbook

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 John Blanche has been illustrating Games Workshop's range of fantasygames for nearly a decade and his work is known and admired throughout the world. It all started when John became hooked on painting Citadel Miniatures. in his spare time, when he's not tearingaround the Nottingham countryside on his Harley Davidson, John still produces some of the finest finished models in the hobby, and so whobetter to introduce the Citadel Miniatures Painting Guide.
Nothing brings a tabletop to life quite like a wellpainted army of Citadel Miniatures. With thephenomenal explosion of interest in thefascinating hobby of collecting and paintingfantasy and science fiction models, the time hascome to produce a definitive step-by-step guideto the basic techniques. This booklet is designedto explain how to prepare and paint your modelsto achieve the best results. If you've neverpainted a miniature before, this guide will tell you exactly what to do. It will also help themore experienced painter to further develop andimprove their skills. The growth of roleplaying and tabletopbattlegames over the last few years has resultedin increasing demands by collectors and gamersfor metal and plastic miniatures to representtheir characters and forces.In response to this demand, Citadel Miniaturesproduces an unsurpassed range of models torepresent all of their favourite heroes andvillains. Over the years, since Citadel first beganproduction, the skill of the company's designersand the technology of casting has developed toa point where the detail of the models makesthem not so much playing pieces as miniaturesculptures.As the quality of the models has improved, sotoo have the techniques used to paint them.Advanced techniques for shading, highlighting,blending and picking out the intricate detail,have resulted in miniatures of unparalleledsubtlety and realism.Miniature painting is now a major pastime in itsown right; there are plenty of people who collectand paint miniatures, who never use them forgaming. Then again, there are many roleplayersand tabletop gamers who spend hours and weekspreparing their characters and armies forforthcoming games. The hobby has its own competitions, headed bythe International Golden Demon Awards andeach month in White Dwarf magazine there arefeature articles on all aspects of collecting,converting and painting miniatures. Today, with Citadel Miniatures, we have themost amazing range of fantasy modelsimaginable and with them, an army of highlytalented individuals painting Citadel Miniaturesto staggering standards. This booklet has been designed mainly for thoseof you who are new to the miniature paintinghobby. To all of you, we'd like to say `welcomeaboard'. For you more experienced painters,`keep up the good work' we hope to see yousoon at the next Golden Demon Awards.Best Wishes,
 John Blanche's Undead Diorama
Welcome to the Citadel Miniatures Painting Guide. This booklet hasbeen designed to show you exactly how to go about preparing,assembling and painting Citadel miniatures. It tells you about theequipment and tools you will need, and the best kind of paints andbrushes to use. Most of all, it gives you step by step instructions to allthe basic techniques used in painting metal and plastic miniatures. Italso includes lots of hints and tips from the Games Workshopminiature painters that will enable you to create special detailedeffects on your own models.After you've chosen and bought your models, take the time to read through this guide. Have a goodlook at the photos and before you start to think, "I'll never be able to do that.” remember there was a time for all of the painters when they too had never painted a miniature. Like any otherhobby, painting miniatures takes patience and practice in order to develop your own skills andstyle. You will also find it gives you tremendous enjoyment and satisfaction. The material in this guide is organized to lead you clearly through the different stages of paintinga miniature. From preparation and assembly through to adding final details and finishing off.Following through these stages should allow you to get everything done in exactly the right order.On each miniature you paint, there will be some or all of five different types of surface. These are:flesh, armour and metal, fabric, fur/hair/feathers and leather. The photos and diagrams in this guide have been carefully chosen to illustrate how to paint eachof these different surfaces. You should therefore be able to see exactly how these will look on yourown miniature, at each stage of your work.Painting high quality miniatures is both creative and fun, so take things slowly and relax. If youfollow the instructions in this booklet you should soon be painting miniatures to the highstandards shown in this guide and every month in the pages of White Dwarf magazine. We don'tguarantee that your miniatures will win all your battles for you, but the pleasure you get inpainting them, and the sight of them on the battlefield, will certainly impress your opponents.Good luck.

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