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3 Tips to Improve Your Hand-Eye Coordination for Painting Miniatures

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Are you looking to improve your hand-eye coordination when it comes to painting miniatures? The fastest way to make tangible leaps in your ability and model painting results is to hone your body’s ability to control and use the brush as an extension of your own hand. Sure, I could suggest “paint more miniatures”, but …

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Best Miniature Painting Lamp for Professional Use (A Commission Painter’s Review)

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Do you paint miniatures professionally, or want to take your hobby to another level? Commission miniature painting, along with pro studio painting, requires reliable tools and equipment that must meet certain standards. Miniature painting lamps need to provide even, consistent light without any hot spots or glare. This is essential for seeing small details clearly, …

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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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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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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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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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Discovery and Passion: Keys to Improving Your Miniature Painting (Editorial)

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I have a large collection of models that I’ve painted. Too numerous for me to count. The ultimate driving force that motivates me to paint is discovery. Whenever I feel my toes are hanging off the edge of burn-out (e.g., the loss of desire to do anything), I find that I can retreat safely on the knowledge that …

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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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