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Complete Glue Guide for Miniatures and Models (Best 10 Reviewed)

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Looking for the best model glue for plastic, metal, or resin miniatures? An essential tool for any miniature hobbyist is a good glue. How else do you assemble and glue Warhammer miniature kits? For a hobbyists working with miniatures, scale models, and even 3D prints, a good glue needs to be strong, reliable, and easy …

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5 Essential Camera Shots For Better Battle Reports

Do you want to write better battle reports? Are your adventure logs lacking  narrative flair? Maybe you’ve played a memorable tabletop game like Warhammer 40k or Warmachine/Hordes, or are simply keeping a campaign record for your Dungeon and Dragons group. Either way, you’re looking for ways to spruce up your writing with some pictures. This …

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Complete Guide for Airbrushes for Painting Miniatures and Models

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Are you considering an airbrush for painting your miniatures? There are a lot of questions about the usefulness of an airbrush for miniature painting. Is airbrushing miniatures worth it? Can you paint details with an airbrush? Is using an airbrush cheating? On the market, there are a lot of great airbrushes for painting scale models …

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How to Reduce Eye Strain While Painting Miniatures (Solutions)

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Painting miniatures can be an enjoyable hobby for many people. What many of these miniature painters don’t know is that painting miniatures could also be causing them eye strain and discomfort. What are some of the ways to reduce or eliminate eye strain and the associated pain while painting miniatures? This article will discuss how …

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Miniature Paint Sealers: Tips, Tricks, Guide

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There are many different types of sealers that you can use to finish your miniatures and models. Miniature sealers come in both lacquer-based varnishes as well as water-based sealers, which have a lot of advantages over their solvent-based counterparts. There are also different finishes for the miniature sealer–matte, satin, or gloss. In this article I …

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A Reference Guide for Acrylic Miniature Painting (Basecoats, Layers, and Glazes)

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Acrylic paints are a popular choice in miniature painting because they are environmentally friendly, nontoxic and easier to use than other types of paint. When dry, hobby acrylics remain flexible so it won’t crack when handled or painted over. Model hobby acrylic paints are available in a range of colors, including metallics. acrylic mediums to …

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Oil Painting Tutorial for Infinity Game Miniature (Photo Guide)

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Are you looking for ways to paint Infinity miniatures? Infinity is a tabletop skirmish game set in a sci-fi universe. Infinity, a game by Corvus Belli, pits fictional nations and conglomerates against one another in urban battlefields. It is a brutal game where high-tech weaponry, combined arms mechanized and cyber warfare come together to resolve …

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How to Photograph Miniatures with a Black Background (Guide)

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A true infinity black background is a great way to create a dramatic atmosphere in your miniature photos. But, many people don’t realize how difficult it is to create a true black background, until they take their first few pictures. A black backdrop in your photos of painted miniatures is hard to achieve! Sometimes the …

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What is Grimdark? The Art of Dark Fantasy in Miniature Painting

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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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Do You Prime Your Miniatures? Here’s 3 Reasons Why You Should

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Do you need to prime your miniatures and models before painting them? This is a common questions for new painters. There are three reasons why you should prime your models before applying any hobby paint. Priming helps paint stick to the miniature’s surface, protecting the durability of the paint. A good primer also smooths out …

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Black or White Backgrounds for Miniature Photos: What’s Right For You?

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What kind of backdrop color should you use in your photography of painted miniatures? Black or white backdrops each have their advantages and disadvantages, depending on what type of atmosphere you’re trying to capture for your miniature photography. Black backgrounds are associated with feelings of mystery, fantasy, or sophistication. A black background can also be …

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