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Sydney Learn to Paint Display (Beginner's Level)

  • Good Games Top Ryde Shop 6000, Level 3 Top Ryde Shopping Center Ryde, 2112 Australia (map)

The class will be held on February 24 and 25 from 10am to 7pm both days with an hour for lunch. Good Games Top Ryde will be hosting the event. 

The ticket cost is $250 per person plus $10 per person to be collected the first day of class to support Good Games Top Ryde for hosting the event. Everyone in attendance for the class, will receive a discount on product from Good Games. 

The aim of the class is to get a tabletop painter comfortable with the basics of display painting. You don't need to have any advanced knowledge of painting to enter this class. Some knowledge would be helpful but if you are a complete novice painter, don't worry! We will start at the beginning. I will also bring the different tools I use to clean models and we will cover their uses. I will also discuss the different primers on the market and explain their different properties. 

I will provide a 54mm resin model from FeR miniatures for each student. We will prep and prime it in class together. 
Topics for the Class
Model Cleaning and Prep
Priming Basics
Basecoats vs Primer coats
Blending Techniques - Glazing, 2 Brush Blending and Wet Blending
Basic Intro to Color Theory
Display Presentation and Composition

For supplies for the classes, I recommend you guys bring the following:

In regards to brushes, you can get a Winsor & Newtons series 7 Sizes 2 and 3. Or you can purchase, Rosemary and Co series 33 sizes 2 and 3. Or 310K Kolinsky Sable brushes size 3 and 4 from The Art Scene (

For paints, you can bring whatever you are most comfortable with. I am most familiar with the P3 range as I've been using it for a bajillion years. It is also the best paint to 2 Brush Blend with, which we will go over in class.

I will be using some P3, a Vallejo or two and my artist tube acrylics that include Jo Sonja and Schminke. I only use the metallics from P3 and Vallejo for the most part, a gloss coat from Vallejo, Metallic medium from Vallejo and the Scale 75 Inktesnity for inks. Otherwise, I only use Jo Sonja and Schminke for my regular paints. However, I want you to bring paint you are comfortable using. I will explain the different properties of paints in the class and what the various popular game brands are designed for. You guys are also more than welcome to try any paints I bring with me.

Otherwise, make sure to bring:
Sketchbook and writing implement
Travel Lamp
Power Board/Power Strip
A *LARGE* Sistema Container so we can make wet palettes together
Unwaxed, non-silicone coated baking paper/baking parchment. I use the Aldi Brand or Multix. 
Hair Dryer
Scalpel or X-Acto Knife with new blade
Super Glue
Super Glue Accelerant
Fine Grit Sandpaper or Emory Board/Nail File
And if someone could bring some primers for us that would be excellent. Either GW primers or Tamiya Fine Surface. 

If there are any questions, please let me know.