How to Glaze Miniatures (Tutorial for Blending Color)

How do you glaze miniatures? Glazing is a powerful technique for blending acrylic paint on miniatures and models. If you’re a painting wargaming models or tabletop miniatures, such as for Games Workshop Warhammer 40k or D&D minis, knowing how to glaze is a great skill to have in your back pocket.

Glazing is superficially difficult, but deeply simple and satisfying once you get the hang of the technique. You can make a glaze from any model hobby paint, including those made by Citadel, Army Painter, Vallejo, or Reaper. Almost any acrylic paint will make a good glaze, because all you need to know is how to thin the paint properly and maintain good brush control.

In this article, I show you how to glaze miniatures easily using a simple approach. This glazing tutorial will show you how to blend two (or more) colors using simple paint thinning with water.

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