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,
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