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The Joy of Miniature Painting: Inspiration by Bob Ross

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Are you looking for inspiration for painting miniatures? Motivation for new miniature painters comes from different places. If you dig around the internet, you’ll find a ton of miniature painting tips and techniques. But, what may be harder to discover is the “spark”, the inspiration for painting your miniatures and models. In this article, Thor …

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Airbrushing Vs. Regular Brushing for Miniatures and Models

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What’s better for painting miniatures, airbrushing or regular brushwork? The best answer for this question is that it depends on what you’re trying to do with your miniature painting project. Airbrushing is a powerful tool and adds other more technical options for miniature painters. For best results, regular brushing will always be useful for finishing …

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“Spoon Theory”: Are You Often Exhausted by Tabletop Gaming?

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Do you ever get tired of playing tabletop games? Not bored, tired and exhausted. “Spoon theory” describes the energy depletion you may feel due to underlying chronic illness or other underlying issues. But, spoon theory may also be a useful way to describe why intense gaming situations may drain a player’s ability to perform over …

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25 Reasons Why Regular Brush Miniature Painting is Always Better Than Airbrushing

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You feel the urge to paint minis, perhaps in the morning, or in the late evening after the day’s duties are done. It’s a weekday, or a Saturday, who cares. You’ve got the itch to pick up a brush. You hobble to your desk, littered with art supplies; oh, so messy. But, beautiful because you …

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5 Ways to Discover Your Miniature Painting Style

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“You’re unique, just like everyone else.” This oxymoron is a principle for why you will always be different than your neighbor. This includes painting miniatures and other art forms. But, what is fascinating is that you don’t actually know the particulars of your “uniqueness” until you express it. And, perhaps this is why discovering your …

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Behold, a Guide to Attending a Tabletop Gaming Convention

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Are you going to your first tabletop gaming convention? Intimidated? Tabletop gaming conventions are huge events and can be overwhelming for first-time attendees. You never know what to expect! Tabletop gaming conventions pull you from reality, surrounding you with exciting gaming events, cosplay, celebrities, artists, and designers. Many vendors from big and small companies attend …

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3D Printing Can Replace These 10 Games Workshop Products

3D printing can replace 10 Games Workshop products

3D printing is a legal morass, according to WIRED magazine. If you’re wondering where 3D printing technology will take us in the future, look no further than the miniature gaming industry. 3D printers are getting less expensive, and easier to use. The printers will soon fill every household, becoming commonplace as computers did back in …

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