Video ‘How to Paint Chain Mail’

Continuing the tutorials on fantasy and RPG type miniatures, this is a very quick tutorial on how to paint chain mail, chainmail, or mail, depending on how you want to say it. It’s used on miniatures from historical games like Saga through to sci fi games like Warhammer 40k, but this quick and easy method should have it looking great for the tabletop.

Although I used Model Air Chrome to highlight, you could just as easily use Citadel Mithril Silver, Necron Compound or Ironbreaker to highlight. As long as it’s a lighter colour than the original metallic you can’t go far wrong.

A full list of paints is below the video

Citadel Leadbelcher
Vallejo Model Air Chrome

Citadel Nuln Oil

Citadel Small Layer Brush (OOOOOLD!)

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