Painting Techniques

How to Shade Panel Lines and Recesses with Watercolor (Fast and Simple)

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Are you looking for a fast and easy way to paint the armor panel lines on your miniatures? The thin, narrow panel lines you find on miniatures like Gunpla, Warhammer 40k armored units, or military scale model vehicles, aren’t easy to paint. For best results, the panel lines should be painted with a dark paint, …

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3 Reasons You Need a Hair Dryer for Miniature Painting

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You need a blow dryer, absolutely! The dry, hot air from a hair dryer will accelerate paint dry time, which increases productivity, and reduces the risk of a poor finish due to high humidity. As miniature painters, we all need good brushes, glue, and great lighting. But, the most underestimated tool for any hobbyist is the …

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Zenithal Dry Brushing to “SlapChop” Paint Miniatures

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Want to paint your miniature army fast without sacrificing quality? Speed painting miniatures is something I’ve used in competition, as well as in some commission miniature paint jobs I’ve done. When you want to reach tabletop quality miniature paint jobs, getting your models battle-ready for example, then the slap chop approach using a zenithal underpainting …

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8 Must-Know Paint Blending Techniques for Miniatures

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What techniques do I use for paint blending on miniatures? This is a very common question, but not a simple one to answer. There are many ways to blend paint on a miniature. Each method has an advantage and disadvantage. In fact, some techniques that you may find difficult, others might find easy. And, vice …

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Understanding Acrylic Paint for Miniature Hobbies: Uses, Types, and Best Picks (Guide)

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As an artist and professional miniature painter with years of experience working across various artistic media, I have come to appreciate the value of truly knowing my materials. The profound impact this understanding can have on the outcome of my work cannot be overstated. One medium that has always stood out for its vibrant colors, versatility, …

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How to Paint Yellow Space Marines (Easy and Fast)

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So, you want to paint the color yellow? And, I mean bright yellow. Did you know yellow is one of the hardest colors to paint? In general, yellow acrylic paints have poor coverage and can often come out splotchy and uneven. If you’re looking to paint your wargaming miniatures with the color yellow, you’re in …

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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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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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Priming Miniatures and Spraying Hobby Models (A to Z Guide)

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Looking for a guide about how to prime miniatures? Priming miniatures is the key to getting a professional looking paint job. In this guide, we’ll go over everything you need to know about priming miniatures, from what kind of primer to use, to how to apply it. There are a few different ways to prime …

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How to Paint Model Tanks (8 Basic Steps)

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Are you trying to paint models for a diorama, a tabletop wargame? Military tank miniatures from wargames like Bolt Action, Flames of War, or even Warhammer 40K can be fun but challenging to paint well. For the scale modelers who aren’t sure where to start with the process, tanks are one of the best places …

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Zenithal Priming and Painting Miniatures – A Tutorial

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If you’re a miniature painter, odds are you’ve heard of zenithal priming. This unique method of priming minis provides a great foundation for painting, and can really help bring out the details in your figure. In this article, I’ll walk you through the steps of zenithal priming and show you how to get the most …

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