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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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Forged Gaming Mimic Chest Review: Perfect for Dungeon Masters and Players

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The Forged Gaming Mimic Chest is a great Dungeons and Dragons gift for any tabletop or RPG gamer. This handcrafted and high quality polyresin chest is perfect for storing your metal or resin dice, as well as other gaming accessories you need to protect. Both beautifully crafted and unique, the Forged Gaming Mimic Chest is …

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Discovery and Passion: Keys to Improving Your Miniature Painting (Editorial)

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I have a large collection of models that I’ve painted. Too numerous for me to count. The ultimate driving force that motivates me to paint is discovery. Whenever I feel my toes are hanging off the edge of burn-out (e.g., the loss of desire to do anything), I find that I can retreat safely on the knowledge that …

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What is Grimdark? Miniature Painting Dark Fantasy and Reality

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What does Grimdark mean to you? Is it a genre of art, visual style, or something else entirely? Players and painters tossed around the term a lot in the miniature painting community. What does Grimdark describe in regards to miniatures painted for Warhammer 40k or other tabletop games, like Dungeons and Dragons? What are some …

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Unhappy or Frustrated With Miniature Painting? How to Be More Satisfied

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Do you find yourself unhappy with your miniature painting? There are many reasons you may not be satisfied with your paintings. Maybe you’re unhappy with how the colors turned out, or thinking you used the wrong paint scheme. It could be that they made a mistake and now their piece couldn’t be used for its …

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Best Wall Mounted Paint Rack: Plydolex Review

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Are you running out of space for storing your hobby paints? As your hobby needs expands, so does your paint collection. At some point, if you’re like me, you’ll have bottles from every maker, e.g., Vallejo, Army Painter, Citadel, and more. Most modular hobby paint racks sit on your painting desk. But, that’s precious real …

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