This article is from the Miniatures Painting FAQ, by Brenda Klein email@example.com with numerous contributions by others.
Get some paint, brushes, miniatures, and a space to do your work.
There is no `secret formula' involved, and despite all the advice
and information you'll get from this FAQ and other sources, the
best method of painting is the one that works for you. If you
prefer one type of paint to another, that's great. Painting is
a hobby, not an exact science. Pick and choose, practice, relax,
and enjoy yourself. Take advice only if you feel right about it.
Be patient with yourself. Most painters have a box of the stuff
they learned on, or have removed old paint and redone several of
their miniatures. Good painting's a skill. Remember: PRACTICE.
Try different materials and techniques. Don't take anyone else's
word for it unless you're sure - and the practice will do you good.