Back in the day when I played a lot of D&D, I used the occasional miniature in games where the GM was into using a hex map for laying out encounters. Mine were usually the ugliest ones on the table, though, because I never had the patience or skill to really trick them out. But I wonder if I’d had this book whether I might have done a better job.
The gaming minifig painting site Cool Mini or Not has created what looks like an awesome 400-page e-book guide to sculpting, painting, converting, basing, and photographing miniatures.
There’s even a scenery section. I didn’t buy and download the actual book, but the free sample section and TOC are impressive. The PDF is
For that price, anyone interested in painting figures for D&D or Warhammer or any other tabletop game would be crazy not to pick it up, and it’d make a great intro to kids when they get into the craft as well. Hey, you have pictures of awesome figures you’ve painted? Post them to the GeekDad Flickr pool!