Epic Duck Studios is creating Painting Tutorials & Live Streams
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Hi there! My name is Mike Cousins! I've been painting miniatures since 2007, and teaching others to paint for almost as long!

You may know me from my YouTube videos or my Twitch stream, or from tutorials I used to produce with MiniWarGaming - or maybe you're just learning about me for the first time! Whether you know me or not, here's what you should know:



Painting minis is a passion of mine, and I love to share that passion.  That's why I like teaching other people how to improve their painting. I want you to be able to take pride in your miniatures!

I teach my methods through a combination of YouTube tutorials and Live Streaming on Twitch. The YouTube videos often focus on either completing a specific miniature, or on teaching a certain technique.  The Twitch streams are more of an open format - while I always have some project of my own on the table during the stream, I spend a lot of the time answering questions from my viewers - even if that means pivoting to a completely different miniature to demonstrate something.  It's a great place to pick my brain and get a quick suggestion or feedback!

With occasional exceptions, there's a Twitch Stream every Sunday and Thursday night, and new tutorials on YouTube on Mondays and Fridays.



Producing videos and live streams every week takes a lot of time!  I've actually cut back significantly on how much commission painting I do so there's more time for filming and editing.  It's a change I'm very happy to make because frankly, I love teaching others to paint well and find pride in their results!  It is, however, a significant investment of my time.  I'd honestly love to do more - maybe even do this full-time - and growing beyond what I do now requires some capital.  Your patronage also means I can buy new miniatures more often, which means I can teach you how to paint new miniatures, armies and game systems as they're released.



Once I hit $500 a month in Pledges, I'll begin raffling off a fully painted miniature every month to every Patron pledging at least $5 a month.  There may also be occasional unexpected perks to being a $5+ Patron, like discounts from business partners or sneak peeks at other projects I'm working on, but there won't really be a schedule to these... they're just free candy when they happen.




Imagine a future where I host daily painting Twitch streams, assembling and painting new Warhammer, Hordes or Infinity releases the same week they hit the shelves! That's the end goal, and that's what your patronage will help me do.  Everything I do is about helping you paint better.  With your support, we can help rid the world of unpainted miniatures.
Tiers
Testing the Waters
$1 or more per month
Thank you for helping fund my dream of helping everyone paint better! You'll get early access to my videos when possible, and access to the Patrons-only channel on Discord!
Includes Discord rewards
Join the Flock!
$5 or more per month
Here's where the real fun begins!  At this pledge level, you'll get your name in my video credits and early access to my videos when possible.  You'll also get access to the Patrons-only text and voice channels on Discord!
Includes Discord rewards
Ride the Stream!
$10 or more per month
Currently nothing distinguishes this reward from the $5 tier, aside from receiving a greater portion of my gratitude. THANK YOU!
Includes Discord rewards
Goals
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I'll raffle off a fully painted miniature to any Patron pledging at least $5 a month.
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Hi there! My name is Mike Cousins! I've been painting miniatures since 2007, and teaching others to paint for almost as long!

You may know me from my YouTube videos or my Twitch stream, or from tutorials I used to produce with MiniWarGaming - or maybe you're just learning about me for the first time! Whether you know me or not, here's what you should know:



Painting minis is a passion of mine, and I love to share that passion.  That's why I like teaching other people how to improve their painting. I want you to be able to take pride in your miniatures!

I teach my methods through a combination of YouTube tutorials and Live Streaming on Twitch. The YouTube videos often focus on either completing a specific miniature, or on teaching a certain technique.  The Twitch streams are more of an open format - while I always have some project of my own on the table during the stream, I spend a lot of the time answering questions from my viewers - even if that means pivoting to a completely different miniature to demonstrate something.  It's a great place to pick my brain and get a quick suggestion or feedback!

With occasional exceptions, there's a Twitch Stream every Sunday and Thursday night, and new tutorials on YouTube on Mondays and Fridays.



Producing videos and live streams every week takes a lot of time!  I've actually cut back significantly on how much commission painting I do so there's more time for filming and editing.  It's a change I'm very happy to make because frankly, I love teaching others to paint well and find pride in their results!  It is, however, a significant investment of my time.  I'd honestly love to do more - maybe even do this full-time - and growing beyond what I do now requires some capital.  Your patronage also means I can buy new miniatures more often, which means I can teach you how to paint new miniatures, armies and game systems as they're released.



Once I hit $500 a month in Pledges, I'll begin raffling off a fully painted miniature every month to every Patron pledging at least $5 a month.  There may also be occasional unexpected perks to being a $5+ Patron, like discounts from business partners or sneak peeks at other projects I'm working on, but there won't really be a schedule to these... they're just free candy when they happen.




Imagine a future where I host daily painting Twitch streams, assembling and painting new Warhammer, Hordes or Infinity releases the same week they hit the shelves! That's the end goal, and that's what your patronage will help me do.  Everything I do is about helping you paint better.  With your support, we can help rid the world of unpainted miniatures.

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Tiers
Testing the Waters
$1 or more per month
Thank you for helping fund my dream of helping everyone paint better! You'll get early access to my videos when possible, and access to the Patrons-only channel on Discord!
Includes Discord rewards
Join the Flock!
$5 or more per month
Here's where the real fun begins!  At this pledge level, you'll get your name in my video credits and early access to my videos when possible.  You'll also get access to the Patrons-only text and voice channels on Discord!
Includes Discord rewards
Ride the Stream!
$10 or more per month
Currently nothing distinguishes this reward from the $5 tier, aside from receiving a greater portion of my gratitude. THANK YOU!
Includes Discord rewards