Scale Modeling

5 Tips to Improve Your Ability to Paint Miniature Details

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Miniature painting requires fine motor skill, good eyesight, and your ability to use a brush. If you’re looking to improve your miniature painting skill, the easiest thing you can do is paint more. The more time you use your brush to paint minis, the greater your motor skill will adapt to the required precise movements. …

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How to Airbrush Zenithal Highlights (Fast & Easy)

How to use an airbrush to paint zenithal highlights and shadows. Airbrush zenithal highlights on models and miniatures. Painting miniatures with an airbrush for fast, easy contrast. Tutorial for spraying zenithal highlights, a trick for speed painting. Miniature painting tricks, tips and tutorials.

Do you want a fast and easy way to paint highlights on miniatures? Zenithal highlighting is a technique that quickly reproduces the light and shadows produced by an imaginary light source directly over the subject. Using a spray can or airbrush with a bright color, usually white, you spray directly downward onto a dark-colored model. …

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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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10 Great Hot Wire Cutters for Making Foam Model Terrain (Tips)

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Are you looking to make your own wargaming or scale model terrain features? Foam is the probably the most versatile building material for making DIY tabletop terrain. You’ll probably want a good hot wire foam knife. Cutting foam with a regular hobby knife (or utility knife) is messy. A hot wire cutter tool is a …

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30 Miniature and Model Assembly Tips for Hobbyists

30 Miniature and Model Assembly Tips: How to Assemble Wargaming and Tabletop Game Models

Do you enjoy assembling miniatures? Many scale models arrive in boxed kits that require assembly. Miniatures are often plastic, resin, or metal. Each kind of material and model kit requires a different assembly approach to achieve the best results. Tabletop games such Warhammer 40k, Age of Sigmar, Infinity the Game, Guild Ball, and many others …

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Great Papercraft Terrain for Tabletop Gaming! Easy Mode!

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Are you looking for good papercraft terrain for Warhammer 40k, Kill Team, Infinity, or role playing games, like Dungeon and Dragons (DnD)? Paper models or papercraft is a budget-friendly, fast way to get awesome looking wargaming terrain and buildings on your tabletop. Good tabletop papercraft terrain is all over the internet and a lot of …

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3 Awesome Ways to Make Wargaming Terrain (Cheap, Easy, Free)

Are you a tabletop miniature gamer? The battlefield you play on might be a dining room table, but it should be more. That’s where terrain pieces come into play. If you’re playing games like Warhammer 40k and looking for terrain ideas, all it takes is an online search. Images of beautiful wargaming terrain are everywhere. …

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21 Great How-To Books for Painting Miniatures (So Far)

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When I was learning how to improve my miniature painting, I was always on the look-out for resources to learn from. Of course, there are many ways to learn how to paint miniatures: you can watch YouTube videos, take classes, join a club, find online tutorials, or look for books. As I was searching the …

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Best Gap Fillers: Guide for Miniatures and Models (Top 12 Reviewed)

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What are the best gap fillers for miniatures and models? Miniature and model assembly is fun. Scratch builders love making things from…well, scratch. Filling gaps is an important step in preparing your models for primer and paint. Gap fillers are useful for whether you are assembling plastic model kits for Warhammer 40k or Age of …

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Magnifying Visors for Painting Miniatures (Tips and Recommendation)

Magnifying Visors for Painting Miniatures (Tips and Recommendation)

What magnifying systems do you need for painting detail? To paint details on miniatures, you need good fine-motor skill and eye sight. Magnification aids in particular, e.g., visors, headsets, or reading glasses, can improve detailed painting. Fine scale modelers and other hobbyists can always tools to help make tasks easier and more comfortable. Have you …

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Overview for Designing and 3D Printing Bases for Miniatures (Free)

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A painted miniature is never finished until you finish the base. The base of a model adds context for your miniature in space and time. Sure, a finished base seems like a simple thing to overlook. But, for a superb result, the base is the final step. Of course, you can go the generic route. …

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