When you see the tables full of tiny soldiers marching across a table at FallCon, they, of course, did not start out that way. Metal and plastic. Resin and cardboard. These are but a few of the materials that miniature soldiers and the battlefields they fight across are made of. If you’ve ever thought about playing miniature games, the Paint-And-Take and Build-And-Take sessions on Saturday and Sunday will allow you the perfect opportunity to enter a new world of gaming. Or maybe you’ve seen other people that have painted the plastic miniatures that come with various board games – we can do that too. Not only are there plenty of ready-to-assemble terrain kits of plastic or MDF, but you can build a lot of things out of found materials and the creative use of glue and paint. The Build-and-Take session will give you the chance to learn some techniques to build some simple terrain for your own battlefield. Ask lots of questions. Everything you need to build is provided. Miniature painting techniques can range from the simple to the complex depending on whether you don’t want to look at bare plastic anymore to something worthy of the glossy pages of gaming magazine. You’ll have the chance to learn a few basic techniques to make sure your miniatures look good on the tabletop, and even a little colour theory in case you want to clash while roaming a jungle somewhere. Pre-primed miniatures will be provided for you to practice. Paints and brushes await you. Here’s some of the miniatures available to paint.