Hey there everyone – hope you’re making the most of the isolation. It’s been great to see so many of you sharing your hobby projects and the Mantic staff have been busy with their own hobby too.

Rob's Lockdown Hobby Vlog

While we're in lockdown, a few of the Mantic staff will be posting hobby vlogs to show what we've been doing at home. I thought I would kick things off with my Veer-myn. Stay safe everyone and stay tuned for more updates, Rob

Posted by Mantic Games on Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Ronnie’s even been busy with his dwarfs and is planning a mega battle once things return to normal.

Containment protocols…means hobby projects!

Posted by Ronnie Renton on Tuesday, March 24, 2020

So, we thought that with so many of you taking the time to finish off that army that’s been nagging at you, or perhaps even start that project that’s been hiding under the bed, we would have a handy painting guide to help get your started.

Erm… well that wasn’t quite what we expected. Look, if you want to paint your minis better than that clown, then check out some of our highlighted videos below. Plus, read right to the end for an Army Painter restock update.

MANTIC VIDEOS

We’ve actually got loads of videos on the Mantic YouTube channel, featuring London’s finest, Matt Mountain. There are tips for finishing off your models and full walkthroughs to paint particular minis.

Also, you’ll find videos on things like Zenithal Highlighting, which will definitely help speed up your army painting.

Way back from 2015, there’s also a great video aimed at beginners. This will give you some very basic tips to get your miniatures ready for the tabletop.

KENNY BOUCHER

Over at Next Level Painting, Kenny has done quite a few painting guides for various Mantic miniatures, including Hellboy and bigger monsters, like the Nightstalker Shadowhulk.

He also has handy videos for various hobby ‘hacks’, like this one for basing your minis.

Finally there are more advanced videos for things like glazing, if you really want to take your miniature painting up a notch.

JAMES WAPPEL

Award-winning painter James Wappel has LOADS of great painting guides over on his YouTube channel and has recently uploaded one featuring the Dwarf Steel Juggernaut.

For all you Hellboy fans, there’s also a great video on getting red skintones just right. Something that will probably come in handy for Kings of War players with a Forces of the Abyss army.

LUKE’S APS

We’ll be covering more of Luke’s videos in tomorrow’s blog about multibasing for Kings of War, but he’s also got some great painting tips too. We know that for a lot of people, the thought of painting an entire army can be daunting, so Luke has some useful advice to getting your army done quickly.

HERO OF THE TABLE

If you’re looking for some inspiration for your Forces of the Abyss, Hero of the Table has a good series on painting a Forces of the Abyss warband for Vanguard.

TERRAINCRATE

If you’re a fan of TerrainCrate there are plenty of handy videos to painting the various elements of the range. Whether it’s bookcases or torture equipment, you’ll find something to help.

MORE VIDEOS

Below are just a few more handy videos that we’ve stumbled across on YouTube. There’s bound to be something here to help with your hobbying.

ARMY PAINTER RESTOCK

We’ve recently had a massive Army Painter restock on the website, including some new items, like the fantastic wet palette.

If you need a few hobby supplies for the lockdown, then we’re continuing to ship from the UK warehouse (taking plenty of precautions for staff, of course). You can browse the Army Painter range here.

The best Wet Palette there is – superior quality and custom-designed to keep your Warpaints preserved perfectly smooth and creamy! The Wet Palette comes with 2 sheets of hydro foam and 50 hydro sheets. Special inner layer design can hold up to 6 Wargamer brushes and 10 Hobby brushes from The Army Painter range.

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Heavy pigment, old paint or a combination thereof: the Mixing Balls will make your paints perfect again. The 5.5 mm stainless steel high-grade Mixing Balls will blend medium and pigment perfectly together, with a few shakes of your paint bottle.

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These 12ml paint bottles are used to customize your paint by mixing different colours together. See-through labels let you see your new custom paint colour. You also get space on the label to make notes on what paint was mixed in.

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