SUPPLY LIST: Painting Age Effects and Skin Tones

Written by on December 4, 2019

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Welcome to the sixth miniature painting supply list for Mini Primetime, hosted by the incredibly-humble Will Friedle.

This episode features Matthew Mercer learning how to create aging effects, face details, and skin tones. Check out the video below to see how it all goes down.

To paint your own Shakäste 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 Shakäste, 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 Travis Willingham learning how to convey realistic battle damage using a variety of techniques. He’ll be painting his character, Fjord, our favorite Eldritch-blasting half-orc.

Thank you to our first-time sponsor, Just Booze, for their totally-sober support of this episode. Remember, We drank copious amounts of booze…

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

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