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Coffee and Creativity: How Caffeine Can Help Your Artistic Side

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When it comes to coffee and creativity, there’s a longstanding relationship. Countless artists, writers, and musicians have sworn by the drink’s ability to boost their productivity and creativity. And while there’s no scientific evidence to support the claim that coffee makes you more creative, there is some research that suggests caffeine can improve your focus …

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Why Should You Play Warmachine and Hordes?

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Why play Warmachine and Hordes, a tabletop miniatures game? The reason to play is simple: Warmachine/Hordes is a simple game with emergent gameplay (e.g., game complexity arises from many simple elements). There are many warmachine and horde factions rivaling each other within the Iron Kingdom Universe–where the game takes place. Within this context, the game …

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Lastar Hobby Floor Lamp Review (Compact Miniature Painting Light)

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Floor lamps aren’t my first choice for lighting up a hobby space. They are often large, cumbersome to set up, and don’t provide the flexibility to move the light where you need it. But, I have a few floor lamps that I use to add more ambiance to my workspace. Importantly, I’ve discovered ways to …

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What is Tabletop Wargaming? (20 Popular Miniature Wargames)

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What is tabletop wargaming? Tabletop wargaming is a type of gaming where players use miniature figurines to simulate battles. These figurines can be from any time period or genre, and players can use them to recreate historical battles, fight in imaginary worlds, or create their own scenarios. Unlike a board game, where the pieces operate …

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Best Miniature Painting Lamp for Professional Use (A Commission Painter’s Review)

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Do you paint miniatures professionally, or want to take your hobby to another level? Commission miniature painting, along with pro studio painting, requires reliable tools and equipment that must meet certain standards. Miniature painting lamps need to provide even, consistent light without any hot spots or glare. This is essential for seeing small details clearly, …

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Best Paint Tube Rack? Plydolex Tube Organizer and Storage (Review)

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Searching for a paint tube rack to store and organize your favorite paints? I’ve searched high and low for a hobby paint rack that can store my acrylic and oil paint tubes. Although I’ve found a few good acrylic paint tube organizers that may do the job, a general hobby rack that holds paint tubes …

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Miniature Painting Motivation (100 Tips and Fun Tricks to Try)

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Miniature painting can be a fun and rewarding hobby, but it’s easy to get discouraged if you’re not seeing the results you want. I hope you find these miniature painting motivation tips helpful and that they give you some ideas to try in your own work! In this article, I share my curated ideas and …

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