How to paint leather

Last week we saw how to paint true metallic metals; and today, using the same miniature we will see how to paint different types of leather: black, dark brown and light brown (this recipe can also be used for canvas).  Once again, in the following lines I will describe my own method or recipes to paint leather. But this is not the best (or the worst) method to do it. This is just part of my own style. I would encourage you to check other tutorials and videos to learn different ways to paint leather. And this, you will be able…

How to paint true metallic metals

Following another suggestion, I have prepared a small tutorial featuring how to paint metals (mostly steel). In fact, if you want to see a specific tutorial that I have not covered yet in the blog, just drop me a message! You can see the second part of this post, featuring how to paint leather, here. For some people painting metals is not a piece of cake. Many metallic acrylic paints have a low coverage when they are thinned even with a little bit of water. However, if these paints are not thinned, they might be too thick and can easily…

How to make foliage camouflage for 15mm tanks

Since I published the book Painting Wargames Tanks many people have asked me about how to do the tree branches or foliage I added to some 15mm tanks. Therefore, I  have finally decided to write a tutorial about it. I already shared some hints in the issue of The Weathering Magazine about Kursk, but I will explain everything more in detail here.  During the WWII many tank crews -specially Germans- decided to conceal a little bit better their tanks and other vehicles by adding tree branches and other vegetation. We can easily recreate this in our tiny models to add…