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What is the Duncan Rhodes Painting Academy?

The Duncan Rhodes Painting Academy, or DRPA for short, is a Membership site where you can come and learn to paint your favourite miniatures. Whether you are a beginner or even an experienced miniature painter, the Duncan Rhodes Painting Academy will teach you all the techniques you need to know to paint any model you desire.


enjoy these sample tutorials

This is just a small taster of the video tutorials we have on the site. We will be adding new, exclusive content every week that can only be found right here for our members. We will be covering all manner of miniatures, techniques and advice, everything to help you improve your painting skills. Check out the full list of videos and a gallery of the tutorials on the site by clicking the link below.


This Week's Tutorials

W’adrhŭn Brave

The W’adrhŭn are a brave and fierce warriors from the Dark fantasy setting of Conquest: The Last Argument of Kings by Para-bellum Wargames.

In the tutorial, we focus on painting their greyish green skin, how to use refernce for painting shield designs to add individuality and of course how to paint a multitude of leathers.

Draconis Combine Battlemech

Battlemech has been around for a very long time, since around 1984! It has a huge following and recently, it has had a bit of a resurgence.

In our tutorial, we show you how to paint one from start to finish including how to paint the red armour, how to add both red and yellow hazard stripes to help sell the scale, and then how to paint the glass canopy using a simple wet blending technique.

Baneblade (Death Korps of Krieg Scheme)

The Baneblade is an iconic super-heavy tank and one which looks both impressive and intimidating to your opponent on the tabletop. It’s also a seriously fun painting project too and one you can go to town on for weeks if you choose to. 

Our latest tutorial goes into detail on how to approach painting such an intimidating model from start to finish. There are plenty of fantastic techniques used here that can be applied to a wide variety of miniatures including applying a camo scheme and how to approach it, how to paint lenses in two different styles, and of course plenty of weathering techniques too, everything from enamels to pigment powders.

Check out the gallery below for a sample of our 160+ Tutorials


Paint Sister of battle


Whether you want to paint a single figure, a vehicle, a monster or even a piece of scenery and not to mention new techniques, you will find an in-depth tutorial here just for you.

Lannisters Swordsmen


Every week we will be adding brand new content for Members only. Whether it's video painting tutorials, blog posts and online painting guides, you can be sure you'll always have something to both help and inspire you.

Duncan Rhodes drpa


With over 7 years experience, running painting seminars all around the world and hundreds of video tutorials under his belt, there is no one better to both teach and give you the confidence to achieve the results you've always dreamed of.


That's about the same price as a really nice cup of coffee. Not too bad for expertly produced painting tutorials and tons of inspiration.

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