James Wappel is creating tutorials for painting miniatures and terrain
152

patrons

$1,477
per month
I have been an artist all of my life... and many of those years were spent with "traditional" art.

Watercolors, oils and pastels were favorite mediums, and for a while I taught seminars and individual classes in that 2D art world.  In 2001, I entered the world of Miniature Painting, and I have been applying all that earlier traditional art knowledge to painting tiny miniatures!

This had given me a unique perspective and approach to Miniature Painting, which has been constantly evolving and changing.  It was not long into this 3D journey that I began to teach folks how to paint minis in this traditional art method.

In 2013, the Painting Pyramid kickstarter campaign led to the creation of dozens of painting videos, showcasing techniques that I had been showing in tutorial form on my Painting blog, which I had started the previous year. Here is a link to my blog:  http://wappellious.blogspot.com
Since then, I have made thousands of blog post tutorials and countless live painting classes.

This all requires a tremendous amount of time and effort, at least 2-4 hours per day (aside from all the normal work that I do).  I want to expand on these classes in the form of Facebook live painting sessions, among other things.  In order to take the teaching and instruction to the next level, I will need the assistance of those who follow the blog and my other social media outlets.

Patreon could help to provide more types of figures, tools, etc., which are needed to pass on these lessons that I learn every day!!  
Tiers
Keeping the (camera) lights on!
$1 or more per month 90 patrons
Thanks!  Your pledge will contribute to more live tutorials on Facebook, and to creating these special YouTube Videos!  


I will create at least one of these every month which will be available to all the patrons  (in addition to the other types of tutorials that will be for the new higher pledge levels).

Builder of the Painting Pyramid
$5 or more per month 23 patrons
You can view the YouTube painting tutorial videos posted for that month on various techniques, themes, genres, and topics.


This is the same as what a $5+ pledge provided for several months... just more official!


Building A Foundation
$10 or more per month 2 patrons
These exclusive episodes will demonstrate how I approach a theme for my basing, and how I try to factor in the "footprint" of the figures themselves while keeping them "playable". 


This will show you the variety of sculpting processes that I use.


The Darkest Hearts
$10 or more per month 10 patrons
You will be able to view special in depth tutorials on Dark Sword figures as well as Black Heart Models busts for that month, via the usual YouTube links that I provide. 


These will cover various techniques and mediums.


For example, how to paint the same bust in Acrylics or Oil paints (many requests for this!)



The Army Painter
$15 or more per month 26 patrons
You will be able to view all the exclusive special episodes created that month for any of the Unit Painting video series (via YouTube links), plus a bonus episode showing how the basing was done for some of those units. 


These series will usually be 3-5 episodes long.


This will go into detail about my approach for army basing, and how they are painted.



The Army Painter Special
$50 or more per month 1 patron
You will receive a USB drive with high resolution versions of all the videos showing how the unit for that month was painted.


Units will typically be 5 figures, and vary each month between Sci-fi, Fantasy, Steampunk, etc.


These will usually be between 3-5 episodes.



Basing Bonanza!
$75 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
You will receive a set of ten hand made bases using the featured Green Stuff World texture rollers that month.  


There will be a few different sizes and shapes included.  If you have a special request for a specific theme over another, we can figure out what you like best!


Shipping is included with the pledge.


The Army Painter Deluxe
$100 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
You will receive one of the figures painted in the Unit Painting video series,  as well as a USB drive with all the videos (between 3-5 episodes).


Units will typically be 5 figures, and vary each month between Sci-fi, Fantasy, Steampunk, etc. 


Please note... the backer who has pledged for the longest period of time has priority in their choice.


We Love Dark Sword!
$100 or more per month 3 patrons (sold out!)
You will receive one of the Dark Sword figures painted during that month in live sessions or recorded videos, as well as a USB drive with a high resolution video on how it was painted.

  

Please note... the backer who has pledged for the longest period of time has priority in their choice.



Black Heart or Bust
$200 or more per month 0 of 1 patrons
You will receive the Black Heart Models bust painted that month for the live session, as well as a USB drive with a high resolution version of the tutorial video.


Shipping is included with your pledge.

Painting to a Larger Scale
$300 or more per month 1 patrons (sold out!)
You will receive the 54 to 75mm figure painted that month, featured in a video session, along with a USB drive with the painting videos showing how it was done.


Shipping is included with your pledge!




Goals
$1,000 – reached! per month
I chose this number as it reflects the number of followers of my painting blog http://wappellious.blogspot.com

If I reach this goal, I will add  a second Dark Sword figure each month as part of the Dark Sword painting series!  That means that more figures will be available for the $100 pledge level, where you get a "hard copy" version of the video on a USB drive, as well as the figure itself!  More will be added as additional goals are met
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I have been an artist all of my life... and many of those years were spent with "traditional" art.

Watercolors, oils and pastels were favorite mediums, and for a while I taught seminars and individual classes in that 2D art world.  In 2001, I entered the world of Miniature Painting, and I have been applying all that earlier traditional art knowledge to painting tiny miniatures!

This had given me a unique perspective and approach to Miniature Painting, which has been constantly evolving and changing.  It was not long into this 3D journey that I began to teach folks how to paint minis in this traditional art method.

In 2013, the Painting Pyramid kickstarter campaign led to the creation of dozens of painting videos, showcasing techniques that I had been showing in tutorial form on my Painting blog, which I had started the previous year. Here is a link to my blog:  http://wappellious.blogspot.com
Since then, I have made thousands of blog post tutorials and countless live painting classes.

This all requires a tremendous amount of time and effort, at least 2-4 hours per day (aside from all the normal work that I do).  I want to expand on these classes in the form of Facebook live painting sessions, among other things.  In order to take the teaching and instruction to the next level, I will need the assistance of those who follow the blog and my other social media outlets.

Patreon could help to provide more types of figures, tools, etc., which are needed to pass on these lessons that I learn every day!!  

Recent posts by James Wappel

Tiers
Keeping the (camera) lights on!
$1 or more per month 90 patrons
Thanks!  Your pledge will contribute to more live tutorials on Facebook, and to creating these special YouTube Videos!  


I will create at least one of these every month which will be available to all the patrons  (in addition to the other types of tutorials that will be for the new higher pledge levels).

Builder of the Painting Pyramid
$5 or more per month 23 patrons
You can view the YouTube painting tutorial videos posted for that month on various techniques, themes, genres, and topics.


This is the same as what a $5+ pledge provided for several months... just more official!


Building A Foundation
$10 or more per month 2 patrons
These exclusive episodes will demonstrate how I approach a theme for my basing, and how I try to factor in the "footprint" of the figures themselves while keeping them "playable". 


This will show you the variety of sculpting processes that I use.


The Darkest Hearts
$10 or more per month 10 patrons
You will be able to view special in depth tutorials on Dark Sword figures as well as Black Heart Models busts for that month, via the usual YouTube links that I provide. 


These will cover various techniques and mediums.


For example, how to paint the same bust in Acrylics or Oil paints (many requests for this!)



The Army Painter
$15 or more per month 26 patrons
You will be able to view all the exclusive special episodes created that month for any of the Unit Painting video series (via YouTube links), plus a bonus episode showing how the basing was done for some of those units. 


These series will usually be 3-5 episodes long.


This will go into detail about my approach for army basing, and how they are painted.



The Army Painter Special
$50 or more per month 1 patron
You will receive a USB drive with high resolution versions of all the videos showing how the unit for that month was painted.


Units will typically be 5 figures, and vary each month between Sci-fi, Fantasy, Steampunk, etc.


These will usually be between 3-5 episodes.



Basing Bonanza!
$75 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
You will receive a set of ten hand made bases using the featured Green Stuff World texture rollers that month.  


There will be a few different sizes and shapes included.  If you have a special request for a specific theme over another, we can figure out what you like best!


Shipping is included with the pledge.


The Army Painter Deluxe
$100 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
You will receive one of the figures painted in the Unit Painting video series,  as well as a USB drive with all the videos (between 3-5 episodes).


Units will typically be 5 figures, and vary each month between Sci-fi, Fantasy, Steampunk, etc. 


Please note... the backer who has pledged for the longest period of time has priority in their choice.


We Love Dark Sword!
$100 or more per month 3 patrons (sold out!)
You will receive one of the Dark Sword figures painted during that month in live sessions or recorded videos, as well as a USB drive with a high resolution video on how it was painted.

  

Please note... the backer who has pledged for the longest period of time has priority in their choice.



Black Heart or Bust
$200 or more per month 0 of 1 patrons
You will receive the Black Heart Models bust painted that month for the live session, as well as a USB drive with a high resolution version of the tutorial video.


Shipping is included with your pledge.

Painting to a Larger Scale
$300 or more per month 1 patrons (sold out!)
You will receive the 54 to 75mm figure painted that month, featured in a video session, along with a USB drive with the painting videos showing how it was done.


Shipping is included with your pledge!