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Painting guide

Dive into the dreamy domain of Jerry Hawthorne’s family-friendly fantasy adventure by giving its squad of huggable heroes a colourful makeover


This month we enter the fantastic realm of soft toys come to life in Jerry Hawthorne’s Stuffed Fables. The game plays out in a real-life storybook, following the adventures of a little girl’s favourite stuffed animals, or Stuffes, as they protect her dreams from all manner of nightmarish creatures. As a result, it’s a distant departure from the games we usually cover, as it’s a great deal more optimistic and less war-driven. This carries across into the painting side, as I aimed for a bold, bright colour scheme.

The game comes with six Stuffes, alongside a handful of opponents and bosses. Each sculpt is fairly simple, as you would expect from something representing a children’s toy, but they include enough little details to add a certain amount of character to each figure, from fleadora’s defiant raised brow to Lumpy’s coy innocence. It’s a testament to the sculptor that the personality of the miniatures is reflected so well as a result of these small details.

It’s a great selection of miniatures that would be a great place for any beginner to start painting, which adds to the appeal this game already has for younger players – but that’s not to say these aren’t a challenge for the experienced hobbyist.


Paints you will need:

Agrax Earthshade
Averland Sunset
Balor Brown
Blue Horror
Celestra Grey
Ceramite White
Deathclaw Brown
Dechala Lilac
Doombull Brown
Dorn Yellow
Emperor’s Children
Evil Suns Scarlet
Fenrisian Grey
Flash Gitz Yellow
Fulgrim Pink
Gauss Blaster Green
Genestealer Purple
Karak Stone
Krieg Khaki
Lugganath Orange
Mechanicus Standard Grey
Mephiston Red
Mournfang Brown
Pallid Wych Flesh
Pink Horror
Rhinox Hide
Russ Grey
Screaming Skull
Seraphim Sepia
Skavenblight Dinge
Skrag Brown
Slaanesh Grey
Temple Guard Blue
Thunderhawk Blue
Wazdakka Red
Xereus Purple
Yriel Yellow
Zamesi Desert

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