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Painting guide

Expecto Paint-ronum! Swap your wand for a brush loaded with magic as we make the fearsome foes of the wizarding world spellbinding



I n last month’s guide, we cast our painting magic on Harry, Ron, Hermione and the Order of the Phoenix from the Harry Potter Miniatures Adventure Game. Here, in part two, we venture to the darker side of the wizarding world to bring a formidable selection of their foes alive.

Knight Models’ figures for the loyal Death Eaters – followers of Lord Voldemort (sorry, ‘He Who Must Not Be Named’) – the soulsucking Dementors of Azkaban prison and fantastic beasts including a troll and the giant Acromantula spiders are similar in quality and detail to Harry and his allies.They are characterful sculpts, instantly recognisable from the source material. But they are also fragile; the tiny, thin wands are just waiting to be snapped, and that’s what they did. We had a few wand-related accidents with the Death Eaters – not too much trouble if they’re for a collection, but if you’re gaming with them this could become a regular occurrence.

The baddies are best tackled with your brush in a slightly different manner to the goodies. Bellatrix Lestrange, Peter ‘Wormtail’ Pettigrew, Voldemort’s Death Eaters and the Dementors all share a very similar colour palette and paint scheme. Rather than focusing on each miniature individually, the following guide has broken down the techniques used on common elements, such as cloaks, robes and wands, as these are the same across the range of models.



Each model is split up into four stages, each with a list of colours and the corresponding paint used. Each stage uses a different technique to achieve a similar effect on each element but with different colours.

Stage 1 is basecoating. Base colours are applied using flat colours. Since the models are primed a lighter colour these initial coats are applied slightly watered-down, around two parts paint to one part water.

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