Getting Started Painting Minis

Categories: Art, Games

So I’ve slowly been working on the vast horde of Reaper Minis we got from the kickstarter earlier this year. I’ve painted maybe three figures before this so I had to go out and get some new brushes and a few washes etc, to get things ready.

I even went out and cleaned up/repaired my 3d printer in order to print a little cottage house for the figures to have something to play in. I’ve never once played a game of D&D that didn’t involve starting off in a tavern or running into a cottage in town to hide from something.

The painting part has been fun so far, after watching about four dozen videos by Warhammer dudes on youtube I have a mild grasp of how to lay paint down on these little figures.

These are some of the ones I’m working on right this minute, a large troll monster and a little blue wizard. All of these figures are from the Reaper set save for the cottage. Between writing and fixing up gameboys I tend to sit down and paint a figure or two about once or twice a week. It’s nice to just sit and chill while painting and running episodes of Black Books in the background.

Now, I don’t plan on posting every single one of these 160 something things on my main website so I set up an instagram account for them which you can check out here:

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Can’t wait to paint this bad boy

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Kobold’s Drank My Coffee is a play on the name of a game we used to sell at the comic book shop I worked at in 2002 called Kobold’s Ate My Baby, which is probably a play on Maybe a Dingo Ate Your Baby. So yeah, go check things out there and when I get done with a set or chunk of them I’ll do a gallery post here. If you paint minis and have suggestions or comments feel free to drop them here or on IG.

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