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How to Prepare Miniatures for Paint (Quick Start Guide)

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So you want to get started painting your new model kit. People who want to start painting miniatures but don’t know where to start might be wondering how to prepare miniatures for paint. It can seem daunting, but with a few simple steps you can have your miniature ready for priming and painting in no …

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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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How to Paint the “Pheromancer” Conquest Miniature (Low Stress Method)

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Looking for a low stress method for painting miniatures? The best miniatures to paint without getting bogged down in details are those with broad, open spaces and organic textures. This is because they’re easier to paint in a way that looks good when you use acrylic paint washes. In this article, I share my process …

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How to Paint a 3D Printed Resin Miniature A-to-Z (Flesh, Cloth, and Metal)

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3D printing miniatures has come a long way. Resin 3D printers are able to produce miniature sculpts that are indistinguishable from plastic model kits. Resin 3D prints have almost no artifacts with even, smooth surfaces that make them ideal for painting. As someone who paints miniatures, as well as 3D prints, I’m always looking for …

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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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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 Paint Stone Ruin Bases for Miniatures (Tutorial)

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Are you looking for a fast and easy way to paint a stone base? The base of a miniature adds a huge amount of atmosphere to a model. Stone or cracked rocky terrain is a common motif in a lot of fantasy miniatures, e.g., Warhammer Age of Sigmar, and other tabletop hobby games. A base …

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How to Paint a Cracked Base in 5 Minutes (Tutorial)

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The cracked earth effect is a great way to add some depth to your miniatures. It can be used for all sorts of ideas, from lava effects, ice and dried desert scenes. The base of a model adds key scenery and context for your painted models, which completes the overall look of a great paint …

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How to Paint Skulls and Bone on Miniatures (3 Easy Steps)

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Are you looking for a simple way to paint skulls on your miniatures? Skulls, bone, and skeletons are a common motif on wargaming miniatures, especially Warhammer or Age of Sigmar models. We all know what bone looks like, the color, the texture, and details. But, painting miniature skulls with a realistic, good-looking bone color and …

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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 Wet Blend Miniatures & Models (Pro Tips, Photos)

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Okay, so you want to wet blend. I hear this is the best way to achieve the smoothest paint blends on miniatures and other acrylic painting surfaces, e.g., canvas or rocks. If you’re looking for an example of how to wet blend, then read on below! In this article, you will see the following: A …

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How to Paint Marble Effects on Miniatures (3 Easy Steps)

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How do you paint marble effects on your miniatures? You can use the marbleizing technique to paint miniature bases, stylize stone effects, and even create elaborate terrain pieces. Using marble effects can add significant interest to a model. Of course, there are a few key elements you need to know for creating compelling, realistic looking …

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