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7 Reasons Why You Want a Spray Booth for Painting Miniatures

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Are you trying to spray paint or prime miniatures indoors? When it’s raining, hot or humid, you may be forced indoors to paint models. This makes aerosol or spray cans harder to use, if not impossible. Using an airbrush to prime and paint your miniatures indoors is a great way to continue working efficiently even …

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Abteilung 502 Oil Paints for Miniatures (Review): Quick Drying and Great Coverage

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Oil paints are a popular medium for miniature painters, because they offer more control and give smoother coverage than acrylics. With oils, it’s also easy to go back and change colors if you make an error in the painting process. The downside to oil paints is that they take longer to dry, so you’ll have …

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The Benefits of Clear Coating Your Painted Miniatures

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Are you wondering if you need to apply a clear coat to your miniatures? At first glance you may think that paint should be enough to endure gentle handling, even during gameplay. But, a layer of acrylic paint is thin and vulnerable to all sorts of environmental insults, e.g., sunlight, moisture, bumps, and movement during …

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Plydolex Modular Paint Rack: Looks, Smells, and More (Review)

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Are you looking for a modular hobby paint rack for storing and organizing your miniature paints? If you’re like me and have collected a lot of model hobby paints over the years, then you’ll know the struggle. Organizing your paint collection and hobby tools is essential for a productive time at your desk. It also …

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Do You Paint Miniatures at Night or Day? What’s Better?

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I’ve found that I’m more creative when painting miniatures at night because I can go into a trance-like state. Painting miniatures in the daytime is draining and it seems like my brain is too busy to focus on any one thing, but it’s amazingly captivating at night. It’s quiet and the light is soft, but …

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How to Paint Skulls and Bone on Miniatures (3 Easy Steps)

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Are you looking for a simple way to paint skulls on your miniatures? Skulls, bone, and skeletons are a common motif on wargaming miniatures, especially Warhammer or Age of Sigmar models. We all know what bone looks like, the color, the texture, and details. But, painting miniature skulls with a realistic, good-looking bone color and …

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Complete Airbrush Guide for Painting Miniatures and Models

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Are you considering an airbrush for painting your miniatures? There are a lot of questions about the usefulness of an airbrush for miniature painting. Is airbrushing miniatures worth it? Can you paint details with an airbrush? Is using an airbrush cheating? On the market, there are a lot of great airbrushes for painting scale models …

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How to Reduce Eye Strain While Painting Miniatures (Solutions)

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Painting miniatures can be an enjoyable hobby for many people. What many of these miniature painters don’t know is that painting miniatures could also be causing them eye strain and discomfort. What are some of the ways to reduce or eliminate eye strain and the associated pain while painting miniatures? This article will discuss how …

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