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Paints for Miniatures

It used to be difficult to get paints specifically made for miniatures but with the tremendous popularity of table top game playing it has become a lot easier to get paints for minis. There are several companies now that make these paints and some even go hand in hand with specific miniature sets.

Here is a selection of most of the companies and their paints.





Some Recommended paints made specifically for Miniatures


REAPER PAINTS - They make a good series of paints that are affordable. They also have a whole bunch of starter kits that are pretty nice. Including things like painting armor kits and painting skin tones. Reaper Paints On Amazon

Amazon also carries lots of Reaper Miniature Paints in Individual bottles

Bones Miniatures Learn to Paint Kit Reaper Miniatures


WARHAMMER PAINTS - They make a lot of great paints and a lot of different kits. Many or them revolve around a color scheme like mechanical or fantasy. Here are theWarhammer Paints on Amazon.com


The Citadel Base Paint Set

  • The Citadel Base Paint Set contains 1 S Base brush and 11 pots of Citadel paint.
  • Paints Include: 1 Leadbelcher, 1 Macragge Blue, 1 Waaagh! Flesh, 1 Bugman's Glow, 1 Mephiston Red, 1 Mournfang Brown, 1 Abaddon Black, 1 Ceramite White, 1 Zandri Dust, 1 Averland Sunset and 1 Balthasar Gold.




Vallejo Model Colors Paint Set: Wargames Special (16)

Vallejo makes great paints and they have a lot of different color schemes like fantasy, wargames, tanks and armor, WW2 and more.



Vallejo Medieval Colors paint set

  • Model color has been formulated with permanent pigments for fine arts; all colors are completely lightfast and opaque
  • The consistency of Model color allows for an extremely smooth and uniform paint film, with no trace of brushstrokes
  • The water based formula of Model color has been specifically developed for adherence on difficult surfaces such as metal and plastic


Vallejo Model Color Paint Set: Basic Colors Set (16)


Formula P3 Paints -  This company (Privateer Press) makes a really nice assortment of colors and paints for miniatures. They sell them mostly in kits of six for various miniature packs.       Formula P3 Paints on Amazon


Iron Kingdoms Paint Set

Iron Kingdoms Colors - Bootstrap Leather, Midlund Flesh, Morrow White, Pig Iron, Rhulic Gold, and Thamar Black

Bring your Full Metal Fantasy, WARMACHINE, and HORDES models to life with the official colors used by the Privateer Press studios. Formula P3 is a high quality miniature paint carefully formulated to strike the perfect balance between smoothness and opacity that paintes around the world have long desired. In development for years and designed by miniatures director and industry pioneer Mike McVey, each set of six paints gives beginners the colors they need and hardcore painters the quality they demand.


Testors Paints - They used to specialize in enamel paint for plastic models. But they have extended their range a lot and now have air brush paints and acrylic hobby paints.

Testors Promotional Enamel Paint Kit


Testors Enamel Kit: Military Flats



Testors Promotional Acrylic Value Finishing Kit






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