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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

Battle Pug!

To celebrate the holiday season we thought we’d have a bit of fun and paint one of our most popular stretch goals from our Kickstarter Campaign, the cute, but oh-so-deadly Battle Pug! We paint him from start to finish using the paints from our upcoming paint range (Currently in full-production right now!) As for next year, we will be kicking it off with a bang by painting one of the most frightening characters from the Grim Dark Universe. Quite a contrast to the cute little doggie to the left. I mean who can resist those big brown eyes? 

Have an amazing holiday season everyone and we’ll see you all in 2022!

Tutorial of the Month!

Karazai the Scarred

Our new painting tutorial video this week is for Karazai the Scarred, a mighty dragon miniature for Warhammer Age of Sigmar by Games Workshop. Everyone loves having a dragon in their army, and this one appeals as a real classic – a huge monstrous beast with broad wings, horns, and lashing tail. The colour scheme too is very appealing in a bright vibrant orange and red, evoking fire and rage in the classic red dragon style of Dungeons and Dragons. Plenty of great techniques is covered such as how to approach painting large monsters, how to blend with Contrast Paints as well as how to create and add a simple glaze to add more vibrancy to your miniature.

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 10 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.


Every month we host a fun painting challenge on our Forum where Academy Members can show off their amazing work and get both inspired and motivated by an amazing community of hobbyists. The winners get an exclusive DRPA Pin badge and an hour online hang out with Duncan where they can ask any questions they want or just simply hang out and paint.

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