Step-by-Step on How to Paint Dwarf Slayers

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A Dwarf Slayer is a character in the expansive world of Warhammer. Warhammer is a fantasy, tabletop game that uses miniatures and dice to create a role-playing game experience. The Dwarf Slayer is just one of the many characters within this fictitious world that makes playing the game more interesting. If you want to paint a dwarf slayer, you don't have to be a skilled model painter, just someone who is interested in doing the best job possible when bringing these figurines to life.

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Things you need

  • Spray paint primer (black or white)
  • Flesh paint (dark, tan, elf or dwarf flesh)
  • Paint brushes
  • Hair paint (yellow, orange or red)
  • Paper towel
  • Weapon paint (mithril, silver or gunmetal)

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    Spray paint a coat of either black or white paint primer onto the entire figurine and allow 24 hours to pass for the primer to dry onto the Dwarf Slayer figurine before continuing. It is best to do this outdoors, in a well-ventilated area. Avoid spray painting on a cold or rainy day as this is more likely to cause bubbling as the paint dries.

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    Paint the fleshy parts of the Dwarf Slayer figurine with dark, tan, elf or dwarf flesh colours and a paint brush. If you are slightly more advanced then take a stab a layering the colours for heightened effect. To layer, start by painting the crevices of the musculature, facial features and fingers of the Dwarf Slayer with a darker colour such as dark flesh and work the paint lighter and lighter towards elf and dwarf flesh colours as you get away from the crevices.

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    Paint the hair and beard of the Dwarf Slayer figurine using yellow, orange or red colours such as sunlight yellow, blood red or fiery orange. If you are slightly more advanced, then take a stab at dry-brushing to highlight all the texture in the Dwarf Slayer's hair and beard. To dry-brush, dip the brush in the paint, dab the brush with a paper towel until most of the paint is off of the brush and then paint the figurine with the dryer brush.

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    Paint the weapons of the Dwarf Slayer figurine using mithril, silver or gunmetal colours. If you are slightly more advanced, then take a stab at highlighting to give more detail to the weapons. To highlight, simply use a lighter version of the colour you are painting the weapons with on raised or detailed areas of the weapon.

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