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How to Apply Warhammer Space Marine Decals (Tips)

Do you want to apply decals to your miniatures or scale models? Decals add extra details to your wargaming miniatures. If you’re looking for realism, or a more immersive look for your Warhammer 40k vehicles, space marines, or historical wargaming pieces, decals can help. Many model kits come with water transfer decals, but they can …

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Top 10 Spray Booths for Airbrushing Miniatures and Models

Are you looking for the best spray booth for airbrushing miniature or scale models? The key features to look for in a airbrush spray booth for painting miniatures include size, noise, ventilation-filter type and power, and optional lighting. Some spray booths are portable with the capacity easy storage. Other booths have more permanent setups. In …

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Airbrushing Vs. Regular Brushing for Miniatures and Models

What's better for painting miniatures, airbrushing or regular brushwork? - why paint with an airbrush for miniatures and models - regular brush blending versus airbrush

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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10 Best Hot Wire Foam Cutters for DIY Model Terrain (Tips)

10 Best Hot Wire Foam Cutters for DIY Terrain (Tips and Guide) - WINONS Electric Hot Knife Foam Cutter - top recommended hot wire foam cutters and knives - model makers and builders, scale modeling, and hobbyists

Are you looking to make your own wargaming or scale model terrain features? Foam is the probably the most versatile building material for making DIY tabletop terrain. But, cutting and sculpting EPS and pink insulation foam with a regular hobby knife (or utility knife) is laborious and oftentimes messy. A hot wire foam cutter tool …

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

How does spoon theory affect tabletop gamers? What is spoon theory? Competitive tabletop gaming performance and spoon theory

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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Top 10 Recommended Model Paint Mixers and Shakers

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Are you looking for a model paint mixer machine? Some of the best model paint shakers and mixers are simple devices with light-duty motors. Others are more powerful, industrial sized mixers. If you’re looking for help to shake up your Army Painter dropper bottles, Citadel pots, or other brands of highly-pigmented model paints, check out …

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Immersive Ambient Lighting Guide for Tabletop RPG Games (5 Tips)

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So, you are hosting a role-playing gaming (RPG) gaming event, like Dungeon and Dragons (D&D)? Sometimes you just want to throw a party. Whether you’re hosting a RPG campaign, a birthday party, or an anniversary, you know having the right ambient lighting is an absolute must. Ambient lighting for tabletop gaming or other event not …

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How to Dry Brush Miniatures & Models (Tips, Photos)

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Okay, so you want to dry brush miniatures? Dry brush painting is one of the simplest and most under-rated ways to paint miniatures. When painting miniatures, many people head straight for the more advanced techniques. But, why? Dry brushing is not only simple, but many professional painters rely on it to complete their work. Dry …

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How Does an Ultrasonic Cleaner Work? Best Practice and Use

How does an ultrasonic cleaner work? Best practice and use for hobby miniatures and models

Can you use an ultrasonic cleaner to clean or strip paint off miniatures or models? How does an ultrasonic cleaner work? Ultrasonic cleaners use sonic waves transmitted through a liquid (usually water) that rapidly “scrubs” dirt or other unwanted particles from object surfaces. RELATED: 7 BEST ULTRASONIC CLEANERS FOR AIRBRUSHES In this article, I explain …

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