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Best Paint Tube Rack? Plydolex Tube Organizer and Storage (Review)

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Searching for a paint tube rack to store and organize your favorite paints? I’ve searched high and low for a hobby paint rack that can store my acrylic and oil paint tubes. Although I’ve found a few good acrylic paint tube organizers that may do the job, a general hobby rack that holds paint tubes …

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WetNDri Paint Tray Review: Best Alternative to the RGG Everlasting Wet Palette?

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Are you looking for a worthy wet palette and have stumbled upon the Redgrassgames Everlasting Wet Palette? As a miniature painter, I know that a good wet palette should not only be affordable but offer other conveniences as well. For example, a hobby wet palette with accompanying dry palette can help you layout your colors …

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Miniature Painting Motivation (100 Tips and Fun Tricks to Try)

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Miniature painting can be a fun and rewarding hobby, but it’s easy to get discouraged if you’re not seeing the results you want. I hope you find these miniature painting motivation tips helpful and that they give you some ideas to try in your own work! In this article, I share my curated ideas and …

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Brightech LightView Pro Magnifying Lamp for Painting Miniatures (Review)

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If you’re in the market for a quality magnifying desk lamp, the Brightech Lightview Pro Magnifying Desk Lamp might be just what you need. This lamp is perfect for anyone who needs to do close work, such as painting miniatures or models. It features a cool white light that helps your eyes see color contrast …

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Warhammer Painting Tips for Beginners (9 Easy Things to Do!)

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Painting Warhammer miniatures can seem daunting, but with a little know-how, you can speed up the process and create great looking miniatures! Are you painting Warhammer 40k models or other miniatures from Games Workshop? In this article, we will discuss some tips that will make Warhammer painting easier and faster. So let’s get started! Here …

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Pros and Cons of a Lightbox: Better Miniature Photos Without a Lightbox

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Are you wondering if you need a lightbox for taking miniature photos? If you’re a hobby tabletop miniature gamer and want to take better photos of your models, a lightbox can help. But, studio photography setup also has drawbacks and may limit your ability to create unique images of your painted miniatures. The best photographic …

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DnD Dice Jails: Science or Superstition? (10 Best RPG Dice Jails)

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Are you wondering whether you should get a dice jail for your dice? What’s the point of a dice jail? If you’re playing a tabletop roleplaying game (RPG), like Dungeons and Dragons (DnD) or Pathfinder, you may be wondering what dice jails are for, and whether you need one. In this article, we’ll explore the …

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Speed Painting Tyranid Swarms (Tips and Process for Painting Large Armies)

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Games Workshop produces some of the best sculpts I’ve seen on the market. No surprise given the company’s history. Of my several ongoing commission projects, my task with this Tyranid army (more than ~300 pieces) has been a lesson in patience, endurance, and (most importantly) an enlightening experience. In this article, I review some of …

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Army Painter Quickshade Review and Guide to “Dipping” Miniatures

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Are you looking for a shortcut to paint miniatures faster? A trick for painting miniatures quickly is to use the dipping method. Using a good “dip” solution is an easy way to shade models and add contrast. I think using the Army Painter Quickshade dipping method is one of the best ways to speed paint …

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10 Ways to Improve Your Miniature Painting

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I’ve gotten many questions over the years from new hobbyists about what they can do to improve their miniature painting. It’s a common question: “how to paint miniatures better?” or “how to improve miniature painting skills?”. You can watch painting miniature tutorials. Many of these tutorials focus on how to start painting miniatures. But, in …

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Forged Gaming Mimic Chest Review: Perfect for Dungeon Masters and Players

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The Forged Gaming Mimic Chest is a great Dungeons and Dragons gift for any tabletop or RPG gamer. This handcrafted and high quality polyresin chest is perfect for storing your metal or resin dice, as well as other gaming accessories you need to protect. Both beautifully crafted and unique, the Forged Gaming Mimic Chest is …

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Why It’s Bad to Thin Metallic Paints, and Other Metallic Painting Tips

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Are you having trouble painting with your hobby metallic paints? Metallic paints are wonderful for adding a little accent or realism to your models and dioramas. But, they can be frustrating to work with. Luckily there are some simple things you can do that will help them go on smoothly and keep your sanity. In …

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