Creating the Unit Painting videos for the Patreon Page was definitely one of the most interesting tutorial projects that I have done. While the typical one off painting tutorials are always fun, these new videos allow me to dive into some aspects that I really love!
In particular, all of the planning that goes into every stage of army building. I have already discussed the basing videos that begin each series, but now I wanted to talk about that middle area, where I do the Shaded Basecoat phase.
This is critical to everything that I paint, but even more so on multiple figures. It occurred to me that such a process has never been filmed on a mass basis before. It was a technique that I developed years ago for painting my armies to an award winning standard, and that has continued to evolve over the years as I have moved into new genres and mediums.
The first series covered fantasy miniatures in 'standard' acrylic paints, but Series 2 has covered painting units with oil paints.
I will continue to cover different genres and game systems. Series 3 will show how I paint my Lord of the Rings Easterlings, utilizing my glazing techniques with the Reaper Clear and Liner paints. That will discuss NMM in even more detail, and freehand designs as well.
You can get access to all of the Army Painter series, along with other content, on the Patreon Page: