Good dragons and females (witches and warriors both) are hard to find especially of such excellent quality.

Hot Lead: Painting Difficult Colors (2 DVD Set)



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.

Hot Lead: Painting Difficult Colors (2 DVD Set)

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

If you enjoyed “How to Paint a Better Miniature” you’ll get even more from Laszlo’s second DVD!

In this new 4-hour 2 DVD set, he teaches you specific formulas to create spectacular, realistic blacks, whites, reds, and yellows on your minis. These DVDs instruct you how to shade and highlight colors typically considered “difficult” in the gaming miniatures painting hobby. As in his first DVD set, he demonstrates using step-by-step close-ups and clear explanations. The lessons show specific ways to paint each color: Black – three different methods, including the difference between “warm” and “cool” toned blacks. White – three methods to paint realistic whites, with hues complementing the surrounding color schemes. Red – three techniques help keep your reds vivid, yet appropriately shaded. Yellow – learn to contrast yellows without making them muddy or dingy. Along the way you’ll also discover how to create realistic effects, like black leather and white cloth. Learn from a master level painter without paying for hours of private instruction. He will share tips and tricks gleaned from over 20 years’ experience painting award-winning miniatures. Finally – get show-worthy results with any color!

Disc 1 covers multiple techniques for painting black and red. Black – learn different approaches to painting black to suit your needs. It’s hard to highlight blacks without making them look chalky. Whether a “cool” black cloak, “warm” worn black leather, or even shiny “patent” leather, keep your blacks looking pure while adding subtle highlighting. Red – this color often looks too pink or orange when highlighted. Learn to highlight and shade reds using fleshtones, subtle oranges, and by keeping red as the pure color. These techniques create effective reds without making them too pink or orange!

Disc 2 covers multiple techniques for painting white and yellow. White – this color is hard to shade because it can look dirty or chalky if not handled properly. You’ll learn three techniques for painting warm, cool and neutral whites, all the while avoiding dirty results. Keep your whites bright, while giving them realistic-looking shadows. Yellow – similarly, yellow can be hard to shade effectively without making it dingy. Avoid this pitfall as you follow along with two methods to add subtle shading to your yellows using warm and cool shadows.