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Hot Lead 3 DVD Set – How to Paint a Better Miniature


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All miniatures are 28mm Heroic Gaming Scale unless otherwise noted, come unpainted, and may require minor assembly. The painted miniature examples are for inspiration only.

Please Note: This DVD Set can only be shipped within the USA and Canada at this time.

As you all know, I have been a HUGE fan of any sort of painting tutorial sites or instruction I can get my hands on. This comprehensive 3 DVD set from Laszlo has over 8 hours of instructional video on it. It is one of the most complete DVD sets I have come across to date. Dark Sword Miniatures had been stocking this DVD set for many years when I learned that Laszlo was open to selling the rights to both of his critically acclaimed Hot Lead DVD sets. Needless to say, Dark Sword Miniatures jumped at the chance and now owns all rights to both of the DVD sets and will continue to keep them in print so painters of all skill levels can continue to learn from these amazing instructional videos.

So here you have it folks – you can now pick this up in our Online Store for a bargain price of $39.99. This is an amazing 3 DVD set that is bursting at the seams with over 8 hours of footage. This equates to less than $5.00 per hour of instruction from a very highly regarded award-winning painter.

Format: •DVD-Video •NTSC (international customers can play on a PC or NTSC/PAL DVD player) •English language •Optimized for progressive scan •Total Length: 8+ hours (500 minutes) DVD Tutorial

Set Overview from Laszlo Jakusovszky: My instructional mini painting 3-DVD set is aimed at both the beginning and the experienced painter. I’ve been active in the online painting community since the beginning. Over and over again I heard painters asking for painting videos. “If only I could see someone do it close up…” You can teach someone how to paint in a classroom setting, but it’s never the same as seeing the miniature from the teacher’s perspective and watching their techniques in action. My DVDs addresses this. In over 8 hours of footage, I go through the entire painting process, using over 30 different example miniatures: from selecting, prepping, painting and finally varnishing a miniature. Along the way I’ll share the tricks and tips learned through my years as an award-winning painter. By the time you finish the set, you will truly know how to paint a better miniature! That’s not to say advanced painters won’t benefit from these techniques. The DVDs are designed to continue the lessons learned on the Basic DVD into two Advanced DVDs.

The first Advanced disc concentrates on painting techniques like blending and layering, as well as improving skin tone realism and learning how to mix color shades for desired effects.

The second Advanced DVD goes in-depth into the theory and practice of non-metallic metallics, a very popular technique, yet one difficult for some to master. I explain how to determine lighting, select colors and apply them to create realistic metallic effects using normal acrylic paints. I also demonstrate SENMM (sky-earth non-metallic metallic), showing how to achieve chrome effects on a variety of surfaces. Finally, the DVD outlines how to paint gems, another difficult technique to master, and introduces diorama basing. So from newbie to adept, there’s something here for everyone! – Laszlo Jakusovszky