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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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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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5 Essential Camera Shots For Better Battle Reports

Do you want to write better battle reports? Are your adventure logs lacking  narrative flair? Maybe you’ve played a memorable tabletop game like Warhammer 40k or Warmachine/Hordes, or are simply keeping a campaign record for your Dungeon and Dragons group. Either way, you’re looking for ways to spruce up your writing with some pictures. This …

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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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3 Reasons You Need a Hair Dryer for Miniature Painting

3 reasons you need a hair dryer for painting miniatures and models - review and tips for faster miniature and model painting - use a hair dryer to glaze and for advanced techniques - why you need a hair dryer for acrylic miniature painting

We all need brushes, glue, acrylic paint, and good lighting, but if you’re a regular painter of miniatures, you should also get a hair dryer. This article is about why you should invest in a blow dryer for painting miniatures, and I highlight some tips for effectively using a hair dryer in your miniature painting workflow. …

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