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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

Skaven Deathmaster

Our first new painting tutorial this week is for a sneaky (but cowardly) Skaven Deathmaster for Warhammer Age of Sigmar by Games Workshop! This fantastic model is full of character and is packed with detail, and in this video we show how to pick it all out including a focus on how to paint the pale skin complete with the areas with a pinkish hue. We also illustrate a great method of painting the poisoned weaponry, you can watch this tutorial now quick ,quick.

Lord Elrond, Master of Rivendell

Our second new painting tutorial video this week is for the noble Lord Elrond, Master of Rivendell, for the Middle-earth Strategy Battle Game by Games Workshop. This fantastic new miniature is very sharply detailed, and in this video we show how to get a fantastic result with the model in an easy and fun manner. Key to painting Elrond, and indeed all the High Elves from the Second Age, is achieving the unique tone of gold on their banded armour.

Tutorial of the Month!


The W’adrhun Apex Predator from Conquest by Parabellum Wargames is a true centerpiece model and is an absolute joy to paint. Best of all, it’s open to interpretation and allows you to get creative with the colour scheme, especially on the Apex Predator’s feathers. If you haven’t yet checked out Conquest, we definitely recommend you give it a look. If you enjoy dark fantasy, blocks of units, and strategy, then this is right up your alley.

Check out the gallery below for a sample of our 240+ 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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