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How to Sculpt a Miniature BattleMage

This is a great introductory tutorial that shows you the whole process of how to sculpt your own miniature. I show you everything from start to finish including the design of it, what materials to use and how to go about actually sculpting it. I also have a video tutorial on this project at the bottom of the page. Will has a youtube channel with over 700 videos on projects you can make. Check it out right here


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About this project : Sculpting miniatures is one of my favorite things. I have always loved it. You don't have to be a master artist or sculptor to do it. Just a little bit of practice and you can make some wonderful minis that you can be very proud of. Look through the tutorials on the left of this webpage and you can see lots of different ones that I show you how to make.


Tools and Materials

Tools and materials

We don't need a whole lot of stuff to do something this. Here it is from left to right

  • A pair of needle nose pliers to bend and shape our wire (optional)
  • Some firm wire for the armature (I use 22 gauge steel wire)
  • Some modeling two part epoxy. This is what we actually sculpt (I use Procreate) ProCreate Putty, 90 grams
  • Some tools to sculpt the details with, dental picks, tooth pics. You can even carve your own tools out of bits of wood
  • Paintbrush and paint
  • Finally, a cork. This makes it easy to work on our miniature



ProCreate Putty, 90 grams





Let's Get Started!

Let's first take a look at the human body.

If you want the proportions to be correct on your miniature a good rule of thumb to know is the rule of sixes. You can break the human figure down into six equal parts, each part being about the size of one head. Just like you see in the drawing here. The head is one, the torso is about two heads and the legs are about three heads.

Keep this in mind when sculpting out your miniature. It will help a lot.






So, do out a bunch of drawings until you get the version of figure that you want to sculpt. This process of drawing it first will save you a lot of time and will defnitely help you to make a better miniature.

Here is my final drawing. This is the battlemage that I am going to sculpt, complete with staff and cape.










Now make one more drawing of your figure. This time make it the actual size you want your miniature to be. In our case the mini will be one and three quarter inches tall.

NextOk, we now now what to sculpt! Let's continue with the tutorial and start sculpting!!





Will's Tips on Creativity Are you interested in the creative process and how a project like this comes about? I have a little bit about developing this project right here.

The Miniature BattleMage and the creative process



Watch the Video tutorial Here:


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