To Choose Metal Miniatures to Paint
- Choose metals which are safe to handle Make sure your miniature is not cast from lead, but is cast from white metal, pewter or other safe to handle metals. If your miniature is made from an alloy, read the article on safe handling of metal miniatures to ensure you do not contaminate yourself with lead.
- Examine the casting Look for metal castings with crisp, clear detail lines.
- Look for clean mold lines. Examine castings for excess metal mold lines and flash or extra metal which will need to be cleaned off before you can finish the miniature.
- Check Scale Make sure the miniature is the correct scale and matches the range of other figures/display pieces you intend to use it with.