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Hobby Classes

Metalhead Minis classes started in August 2009, at GenCon Indy with the Beginner Painting Class. At this point Lyn was already working with 17 years of teaching and training experience; therefore, teaching came naturally.  Since the classes went successfully, it was decided to fully put together classes that cater to every learning style (Auditory, Visual, and Kinesthetic/ hands-on learning). As well as making sure that all classes consistently maintain a high quality learning experience, filled with fun and encouragement.

Metalhead Minis is proud and grateful to say that these classes were soon after made a reality and have continued to be a success.  For the past 4 years, Metalhead Minis classes has been made a premier event at GenCon Indy for consistently having sold out classes. New classes get added to the list so always check back to see if classes are added.  Metalhead Minis classes have been held at other conventions such as LVO, Texicon, GenghisCon, KantCon, and Battlehaven to name a few. Classes have also been held at local game stores around the US.  

Ask about our out of state and International Class packages,

Our one on one lessons in person or via Skype,

   To schedule a class at your Local Game Store,

    or at your convention/event:

 

 

List of Metalhead Minis Classes

  • Beginner/ Intro Level Miniature Painting: Learn about the basics of miniature painting such as: preparation, a list of supplies you'll need, proper lighting, brush care, basecoating, highlighting, and sealing the paint job. Each student receives a miniature and reference handout to take home. Materials are provided for class use.  

  • Beginner/ Intro Level Miniature Basing: Learn about the basics of basing your miniature by using products such as basing flock and/ or other materials that you can find outside or in the home.  Also learn about supplies that you will need to get started on making good tabletop quality bases. Each student receives a 30mm base and reference handout to take home. Materials are provided for class use.  

  • Painting Faces and Eyes for Miniatures and Models: In this class, students learn about how to properly paint faces on miniatures and models. These skills include: The difference between painting male and female faces, how to accentuate the contours of the face, how to paint eyes, how to make faces look more expressive, and other tips and tricks. Each student receives a miniature and reference handout to take home. Materials are provided for class use.  

  • Clean Up and Preparation Basics: The better the model is prepared, the better the paint job. Learn how to properly clean and prepare your miniatures and models for painting. This class is also great for people who plan on getting into competition and/ or commission painting. Each student receives a miniature and reference handout to take home. Materials and tools are provided for class use.  

  • Basics of Magnetizing and Conversion for Miniatures and Models: This class is great for people who play tabletop wargames such as Warhammer, 40K, 30K, Warmahordes, and other army type games.  This class gives you the basics that you need to make your armies more customized in way of changing model positions, change weapons, make weapons and vehicle parts interchangeable, and more. If you are thinking about converting models in general for competition or otherwise, this class can also help give you the confidence to get started. Students can bring a model or vehicle that they would like to work on or get assistance on, but it is not required. Each student receives a reference handout and a couple of magnets to take home. Materials and tools are provided for class use. 

  • Intermediate Level Basing for Miniatures and Models: In this class, students will level up their basing skills by learning basic sculpting using Green Stuff (Kneadatite) and water effects. Students will also learn about other products such as Sculpey, epoxy resin, other types of water effects, and how to use them. Each student receives a reference handout, plastic base, and green stuff to take home.  Materials and sculpting tools are provided for class use. 

  • Painting Skintones: In this class, students will learn a deeper understanding about painting skintones and all the different types of skintones for humans, zombies, aliens, humanoids, and monsters. Learn about the differences between a warm and cool palette and how it ties in with painting skintones.  Each student receives a reference handout and a miniature to take home. Materials are provided for class use. 

  • Painting Hair: Learn about painting different hair colors and textures and how to shade and highlight to show movement and flow. Funky hair colors and color styles (I.E.- ombre, oil slick, and balayage) are also covered in this class. Each student receives a reference handout and a miniature to take home. Materials are also provided for class use.  

  • Blending and Glazing: Learn about different types of blending that painters use and the wonders of glazing and what it can do for you. Students also learn about zenithal priming and how it can be effective for relatively quick table top/ high table top minis with glazing techniques, or with time and patience can create beautiful display quality figures.  Each student receives a reference handout and a miniature to take home.  Materials are provided for class use. 

  • Painting High Tabletop: Learn tips and tricks to level up the look of your gaming figures. Skills covered include: zenithal priming, glazing, basic blending, inks and washes used for ways than just to create shadow, and more.  Each student receives a reference handout and a miniature to take home. Materials are provided for class use. 

  • Fun and Easy Effects: Learn tips and tricks to add effects and bring life to your miniatures. Skills covered include: blood effects, glow effects, different effects products and how to use them, other ways to use washes and inks, and more.  Each student receives a reference handout. Students can feel free to bring their own models.  Materials are provided for class use.

  • Getting Into the Business of Commission Painting: Learn the honest 411 on getting into the business of doing commissions. Also learn about finances, basic business, taxes, how to deal with problem clients, and more.  Each student receives a reference handout to take home. Materials are provided for class use. 

  • How to Promote Yourself as an Artist: Learn tips and tricks about how you can get your name out there as an artist, create your "brand", use social media to your advantage, get more followers, and more.  Each student receives a reference handout to take home. Materials are provided for class use. 

  • How to Drill and Pin: The best way to keep your models and miniatures durable and mitigate risk of breaking, is by drilling and pinning parts together. Learn the basics on how to properly drill and pin your figures together, what supplies you will need, and more.  Each student receives a reference handout and copper wire to take home. Materials are provided for class use. 

  • Intro to Gunpla/ Gundam Models: Learn the basics of how to properly clean, prepare, and paint a Gunpla model. Learn tips and tricks about many different techniques to have great looking Gundam models. Price includes one Gundam model for the student to take home. Each student also receives a reference handout to take home. Materials are provided for class use. 

  • Introduction to Installing LED Lighting for Miniatures & Models: Learn how to install lighting in your basing, army vehicles, & more! LED lighting is a great way to make your hobby project a lot more exciting and life like! Each student receives a reference handout, set of lights, & battery pack to take home. Materials & tools are provided for class use. 

  • Quick Demo Army Painting & Tournament/ Event Organization Tips & Tricks: Learn how to quickly paint demo armies & successfully organize and run gaming events at local gaming stores & gaming conventions including for miniature painting. Each student will receive a reference handout to take home!

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Testimonials:

“I had a blast learning about glazing from Lyn. I wish I could laugh as hard in every class I took." -Nathan Doyle

 

“Lyn is the absolute best. Teaches awesome classes, donates her time to help out others, one of the absolute best people out there.”

-Suzanne Samson- Indianapolis, Indiana

 

“Lyn is a fantastic person. I took a basing workshop from her at Gencon last year that helped me launch into another level with my minis. If you can try and take a workshop from her in person. It will be both entertaining and educational! She's very funny too :) “ -Shoshanna Bauer- Champain, Illinois

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