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Three Creative Uses for Varnishes in Miniature Painting and Scale Modeling

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A clear coat of varnish is essential to protecting your painted models and miniatures, but did you know that you can use varnishes in other ways too? I’ll show you three unique ways to apply varnishes on your miniatures that you may not have considered, but which will undoubtedly come in handy. Recommended Gloss and …

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D’Artisan Shoppe Miniature Brushes: Synthetic Hobby Brush Review

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If you’re a miniature painter, wargamer, or scale model maker, then you know that having good quality paint brushes is essential. There are a lot of options out there, but in my opinion, D’Artisan Shoppe miniature paint brushes are some of the best value brushes you’ll find. They’re synthetic and come in a variety of …

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13 Miniature Painting Tips for Beginners

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Are you ready for an adventure!? Miniature painting can be a fun and rewarding activity for both beginners and experienced artists alike. Of course, if you’re just starting out with the hobby, then it’s natural to have some questions about the best way to go about it. To help you get started, we’ve put together …

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The 50/50 Rule for Painting Miniatures, Efficiently

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The 50/50 rule is a basic guideline for becoming a more effective and productive miniature painter. It states that you should spend 50% of your time on the miniature itself, doing the job as best as you can. The other 50% of your time you spend should be in enjoying the process, being as creative …

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Color Theory in Miniature Painting (Guide)

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Looking for a great color scheme for your miniatures? There are several ways to find the perfect paint schemes for your growing collection of wargaming models, e.g., Warhammer 40k, Bolt Action. All that gray plastic needs paint, but what colors should you use? What works well together? Many will say to learn color theory. But, …

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Psychological Reasons to Use Good Hobby Lighting: Motivation and Focus

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Did you know that good hobby lighting can help improve your motivation and focus? There’s a scientific reason for how and why this works. If you’re like me, then you love spending hours in your hobby room working on different projects. But, one downside to this is that it can be easy to lose focus …

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How to Paint the “Pheromancer” Conquest Miniature (Low Stress Method)

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Looking for a low stress method for painting miniatures? The best miniatures to paint without getting bogged down in details are those with broad, open spaces and organic textures. This is because they’re easier to paint in a way that looks good when you use acrylic paint washes. In this article, I share my process …

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DND Miniature Paints for Dungeons and Dragons (Top 3 Sets Reviewed)

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Are you looking for a good DND Miniature Painting set? If you’re looking to start painting straight away, then take a look at paint sets that bundle your favorite colors together. For those looking to add a bit of life to their unpainted DND miniatures, but unsure where to start, you can be assured that …

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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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