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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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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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10 Money-Saving Hobby Tips for Miniature Painters

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Are you looking for ways to save money in your miniature painting hobby? The miniature painting hobby can be as expensive or as affordable as you want. Of course, as with any hobby, you can easily find yourself spending much more than your budget allows. As commissioned miniature painter for many years, I’ve learned a …

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Batch Painting Miniatures (Tips and Tutorial)

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Do you want to paint your wargaming miniatures faster? Batch painting or assembly line painting are best practice methods for completing large miniature painting projects. The key to successful batch painting of miniatures is to keep your tools and techniques simple, minimizing any risk to mistakes and reducing executing decisions on color choice and composition. …

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How to Use an Airbrush Spray Booth for Painting Miniatures (Tips)

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A spray booth to airbrush miniatures is an great tool for painting indoors efficiently and safely. The ventilation fan combined with an air filter keeps the contaminated air from spilling into your room. Most spray booths come with a built-in light source to make it easy to see the miniature while you are painting. If …

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Airbrushing Indoors, No Window? Here’s How You Can Safely!

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Is airbrushing indoors safe? Do you want to airbrush miniatures, but don’t have a window for ventilation? Airbrushing is a great way to paint miniatures. There are a lot of techniques with an airbrush that can speed up your model painting, as well as create some really cool special effects. But, if you don’t have …

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7 Reasons Why You Want a Spray Booth for Painting Miniatures

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Are you trying to spray paint or prime miniatures indoors? When it’s raining, hot or humid, you may be forced indoors to paint models. This makes aerosol or spray cans harder to use, if not impossible. Using an airbrush to prime and paint your miniatures indoors is a great way to continue working efficiently even …

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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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The Benefits of Clear Coating Your Painted Miniatures

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Are you wondering if you need to apply a clear coat to your miniatures? At first glance you may think that paint should be enough to endure gentle handling, even during gameplay. But, a layer of acrylic paint is thin and vulnerable to all sorts of environmental insults, e.g., sunlight, moisture, bumps, and movement during …

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