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Painting Miniatures with Oil Paints: Guide and Tips!

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Acrylic paint is the favored medium for painting miniatures and models. But, did you know you can paint your models with oil paints, too? Oil wash filters and weathering with oil paints create amazing effects that can add realism to your miniatures. If you’re painting wargaming models, e.g., Warhammer 40k or Age of Sigmar, then …

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9 Natural Ways to Improve Your “Miniature Painting Endurance”

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Are you always too tired to paint your miniatures? Do you lack the energy to slay the unpainted “gray horde“? If you have a lot of miniatures and models in your collection, but can’t seem to find the physical energy to tackle them, consider improving your general health. Painting miniatures is a poor way to …

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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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Neatfi XL LED Lamp (Review) – Best Light for Miniature Hobbies?

Neatfi XL Task Lamp Review for Painting Miniatures and Models. Best hobby desk lamp for painting minis and miniatures. Review of the Neatfi XL task lamp for hobby and craft work. Recommended lights for miniature painters. Check out the review for the Neatfi XL LED daylight spectrum hobby lamp.

What is my favorite lamp for painting miniatures? As a commission painter who has painted a lot of models over the years, I’ve found that good light is the key to better miniature paint jobs. A bright, diffuse light with daylight spectrum bulbs or LEDs can make painting miniatures much more comfortable. You’ll have less …

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10 Tips for Macro Photography of Miniatures (an Easy Guide)

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Do you want better photos of your painted miniatures? Miniature photography is an emerging niche of the tabletop gaming world. You can tell epic stories in a single photo or a series of images. Specialized miniature photographers like Felix Hernandez have created other-worldly scenes that transport you to new dimensions. If you’re a miniature painter …

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Smoothing PLA 3D Prints: How to Smooth 3D Printed Miniatures

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What is the best way to smooth 3D printed miniatures made of PLA? PLA or Polylactic Acid is a very common 3D printing material for fused deposition modeling (FDM) printers. It is inexpensive, reliable, and biodegradable. There are so many positives with PLA FDM printing that it’s my recommended approach for those starting in the …

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