SUPPLY LIST: Creating Fades Through Wet Blending

Written by on November 20, 2019

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Welcome to the fourth miniature painting supply list for Mini Primetime, hosted by the incredibly-intelligent Will Friedle!

This episode features Marisha Ray learning how to create natural looking color fades, or ombré effects, as well as the wet blending technique. Check out the video below to see how the magic happens.

To paint your own Beau miniature like Ian Phillips of Iron Tusk Miniature Painting, you’ll need the following paints. You can pick up your own Mighty Nein miniature set, which includes Beau, right now at or wherever Steamforged minis are sold.

And now, on to Ian’s suggested supply list!


Use your own judgement as to which brush will fit your needs. Everyone approaches mini painting differently. Ian suggests the Wargames Mega Brush set as they offer a wide variety of brushes (pretty much everything you’d need) in one set.

However, if you need a more affordable option, just make sure you have a brush for dry-brushing, a brush for detail work, and a brush for highlights.


Mini painting handles are far from necessary for your mini painting needs, though some painters do find painting with them makes the hobby easier. Like almost everything involving mini painting, this is very much up to what works for you. Before purchasing one, it may be a good idea to visit your local hobby store and try one out before you buy one.

However, if you want to use the exact same mini painting handles as Ian and Will, they use either the Hobby Holder or the Citadel Painting handle.









Though we have a lot of paints listed here, we want to remind you to follow your art heart. The paints listed above are just the ones we used, but this is your mini, so use whatever paints you would like.

Next week’s episode will feature the one and only Laura Bailey learning how to create a custom base for your mini with basic arts and crafts materials you can find at any store. She’ll be adding some flair to the base of her character, Jester LaVorre, our favorite sweets-loving cleric.

Thank you to our first-time sponsor, Jaffe Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, for their renowned support of this episode. Remember, the Jaffes have been burying Pharaohs and peasants alike, since 1869 B.C.E.

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*This article was a collaboration with our dear friend and Mini Primetime writer, Matt Key.

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