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3D Print and Paint a Forgeworld Warhammer 40k Tank (13 Easy Steps!)

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Are you wondering about the possibility of 3D printing your own miniatures? There are free 3D files for almost anything now. Even your favorite wargame miniatures are coming to an open source database near you. Out of simple curiosity, I did an online search for free 3D printable files for Warhammer 40k and Forgeworld models. …

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8 Simple Steps for Painting a Hero Forge Miniature: 3D Printed Painting

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3D printing is now commonplace. If you do a search online, you’ll find a lot of painted 3D printed miniatures. As a miniature hobbyist, you probably already know about the endless possibilities of 3D printing. I’ve fully embraced 3D printing in the miniature and modeling hobby. But, there’s still a lot to learn! If you’re …

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10 Best Magnifying Lamps for Painting Miniatures and Models (Review)

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Are you looking for the best magnifying lamps for painting miniatures and models? You need to see details clearly to paint and craft scale models and miniatures. If you’re a scale modeler, especially you, a lamp that combines both good light and built-in magnification can make your work a lot more comfortable. Good light and …

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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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How to Choose a Miniature Painting Color Scheme (5 Simple Ways)

Are you trying to choose a paint color scheme for your miniatures? Looking for a good paint scheme for Warhammer 40k or other tabletop games? Even if you’re familiar with painting techniques, you’ll still need to know what colors to choose for painting miniatures. In this article, I share with you 5 simple ways you …

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Best 10 Primers for Plastic and Metal Miniatures (Reviews and Tips)

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What is the best primer for painting plastic or metal miniatures? The best primer for painting miniatures depends on the surface material. Some primers work best on plastic, whereas other primers work best on metals. In principle all primers act as a preparatory coat over unpainted metal, plastic, or resin to prevent the absorption of …

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Trouble Sleeping? Your Miniature Hobby May Be Killing You

Trouble Sleeping? Your Miniature Hobby May Be Killing You

Can’t sleep? Insomnia troubling you? I have trouble sleeping (and this was before I had kids). As someone who paints miniatures at horrendous hours of the night (between 11-3am), sleep has always evaded me. And, little did I know my trouble sleeping was killing me, and my miniature hobbies were a part of this problem. …

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Recommended Varnishes for Miniatures (Best Practice and Use)

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So, you’ve spent hours painting miniatures. Now, you want to protect your work with a varnish. What is the best varnish for painted miniatures, e.g., Warhammer and military scale models? If you’re a gamer, this is especially important since your models will have to endure a lot of handling. To protect your minis, you need …

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