The Recipe Book

The recipe book dates back to 2009. It is a collection of my paint schemes and choices - my "recipes" - for the various miniatures I've painted. The first entry is for my Games Workshop Moria goblins that I used as test subjects to (re)learn on. Nearly all of my minis are recorded in this book.

Some entries, I reference previous entries. Like for the Intellect Devourer that I'm going to paint. The "brain" portion of the body will be painted similar to how I painted the exposed flesh/brains of the Doppelganger that I painted back in August.

 Unfortunately, my recipe book is almost full.

My Dad always said "If you like something, buy two... one is going to wear out or break." Well, I had bought two of these notebooks a long time ago. Soon, probably by Spring, I'll be filling its pages with more recipes.

 Do you have a recipe book for your painting? What are you doing to record what you did and how you did it?


  1. Hey ChicagoWiz,

    I'm just catching up on some of your posts.

    No notebook painting here. I'm pretty much a straight pallette painter.

    But, I love reading about your campaign and world building ideas.

    You got it goin' on.


  2. Hi derv, welcome! From OD&D Board, right?

    What do you mean by "straight palette painter"? I paint off of a wet palette, if that's what you mean?

    You'll like tomorrow's post about scales. It also has a war ox. Because... war ox.

  3. Looking forward to the war ox (:

    Straight palette- no mixing, from pot to figure. Usually 3-4 colors at most.

    I do use a wash though.

  4. That makes sense. I mostly do that as well, but the recipe book allows me to remember what I did. Since I use craft paints (DecoArt, Americana, Apple Barrel), they usually need a bit of thinning and the wet palette makes that very easy, plus easier to mix colors and keep them wet while I paint a few dozen of the same. damn. figure.

    I usually do a flesh, hair color, armor color, two or three colors for the outfits if needs be, some metal for weapons and shiny bits, leather/raw sienna for the obvious leather bits and that's about it. I use the paint on dip method, using Tudor Miniwax for most of my figures, unless I'm trying out something fancy and doing something different.


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