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25 Reasons Why Regular Brush Miniature Painting is Always Better Than Airbrushing

25 reasons not to airbrush - why regular miniature brush painting is always better than airbrushing - airbrush vs hand painting miniatures and models - advantages of regular brush painting compared to airbrushing

You feel the urge to paint minis, perhaps in the morning, or in the late evening after the day’s duties are done. It’s a weekday, or a Saturday, who cares. You’ve got the itch to pick up a brush. You hobble to your desk, littered with art supplies; oh, so messy. But, beautiful because you …

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How to Paint Board Game Miniatures: Cthulhu Wars

Do you play board games with miniatures? Tabletop games with miniatures are especially fun because they add an extra level of tactile immersion. Even better, of course, are board games with painted miniatures. Of all the games that you can enhance with painted miniatures, Cthulhu Wars (Peterson Games) is a particular stand-out! In this article, …

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5 Best Metallic Paints for Miniatures (Tips & Review)

Best Metallic Paints for Painting Miniatures and Models - Metallic Model Paint Review and Guide

What are the best metallic paints? There are certainly popular favorites! What metallic model paint you choose will depend on what result you’re looking for. In principle, all metallic paints contain metal “pigments” or flakes of real metal that reflects light. In modern acrylic paint formulations, regular brush applied metallics have excellent coverage and provide …

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50 Miniature Painting Tips: What I Learned as a Commissioned Painter

50 Miniature Painting Tips: What I Learned as a Commissioned Painter - Essential painting tips for miniatures and models - how to paint miniatures - how to paint models and miniatures for warhammer 40k and tabletop wargames

I’ve painted miniatures for a long time. Along the way I’ve gathered up a collection of miniature painting tips that have helped me. Many of the tips and tricks I’ve learned are from providing a miniature painting service. Through the years, I’ve learned how-to be a more effective painter. Of course, I’m always looking for …

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Watercolor Washes: How to Paint a Warmachine Warjack (10 Steps! )

Watercolor Washes: How to Paint a Warmachine Warjack (10 Steps!) - Painting miniatures and models with watercolor and acrylics

Are you painting miniatures and looking for new techniques to try? Miniature painting tutorials are everywhere. But, the use of watercolor for washing miniatures is a fairly unique way to paint models. In this article, I show you how to paint a warjack from the Retribution of Scyrah faction of Privateer Press’ Warmachine tabletop strategy …

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5 Simple Ways to Choose a Paint Color Scheme for Warhammer and Other Models

Are you trying to choose a paint color scheme for your miniatures? Looking for a good paint scheme for Warhammer 40k or other tabletop games? Even if you’re familiar with painting techniques, you’ll still need to know what colors to choose for painting miniatures. For those who are in product development, a primary challenge is …

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Painting a HeroForge 3D Printed Miniature: A Gun Mage (Review)

Simply amazing! 3D printing has come a long way. The technology has invaded the hobby space, bolstering independent designers and makers, and has even raised ethical controversy in gaming communities (see here). 3D printing has changed how we perceive and craft unique pieces of work. Quite simply, 3D printing has begun to change the fundamental …

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