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Hero Forge: Unboxing Custom 3D Printed Miniatures (Close-Up Photos)

Hero Forge is the an online (internet-based) site for “…customizing and 3D printing tabletop miniatures and statuettes”, according to the website. Hero Forge emerged as a crowd-funded venture using Kickstarter, and provides users with a platform to create detailed 3D characters in a web browser. For a photographic project, I ordered five miniatures from Hero …

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Non-Metallic Metal (NMM) Sword (Blending with the Loaded Brush Technique)

Non-metallic metal (NMM) painting is the technique of using regular paint (without metallic content) to give the illusion of a metallic, reflective surface. In general, NMM requires high contrast painted with smooth transitions from light-to-dark. There are many technique you can use to blend color in the NMM style of painting miniatures. You can wet-blend, …

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Testing Camera Setup for Videography (Miniature Painting): First Run

Camera Setup for Videography (Miniature Painting) - Grymkin Rattler - how to film youtube videos of painting miniatures - how do I film myself painting miniatures - best lights for making painting videos

I’ve recently wondered how artists make their miniature painting videos for YouTube. What kind of equipment do they use? Where do they place their camera? And, how do they frame their shots? All of these questions…but very little written instruction out there on where to start. In this article, I share my process on how …

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Using the Citadel Water Pot

Citadel Water Pot 2018

I love the Citadel Water Pot. To show you why, I made a short video for how I generally use it. Thank you for visiting! Stay up to date with this site — subscribe through email and follow us on Facebook or Instagram.

How To “Focus-Stack”: Improve Your Miniature Photos

Focus Stack for Better Miniatures Photos - Improve your miniature photography with focus stacking

For miniature painters who want to share their work, or gamers that want to record their battle reports, capturing sharp and clear images is pretty important. The best way to take miniature photos is to keep your entire model sharp. You can also use a technique called “Focus-Stacking” to help you post-process your images to …

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Best Brush for Painting Miniatures and Models (Complete Guide)

Best Brush for Painting Miniatures - Recommended Brushes for Miniature and Model Painting

What’s the best brush for painting miniatures? Paint brushes are an essential tool for miniature painting. The most popular and useful brushes for miniature painters are a pointed round kolinsky sable size #1 or #2 brushes. These paint brushes have a bristle length of about 8-12mm and a belly diameter of 1.5-2mm. A pointed round …

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