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Need a Paint Carry Case? Top 10 Picks for Every Miniature Painter

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A paint carry case allows you to transport your painting supplies with ease, so you can paint miniatures anywhere! Whether you’re a dedicated painter or just starting out, there are plenty of great paint carry cases available to suit any budget. In this article, I’ll show you how I found my ideal painting case for …

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What is CRI in Lighting? A Guide for Artists and Miniature Painters

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A miniature painting lamp is an essential tool for any miniature painter because it provides the perfect light source to enhance the color and details of their work. But what makes a great miniature painting lamp? In this article, I’ll discuss one important feature of lighting: color rendering index (CRI). Then, I’ll discuss the other …

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A-Case Painting Handle for Miniatures and Models (Review)

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So, you paint miniatures and your hands cramp up, fingers stiff? The human hand is the best tool you have for interacting with the world around you. But it’s got limits, too. Holding small objects for extended periods of time can be painful for muscles, tendons, and joints. A painting handle increases the surface area …

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5 Best Model Paint Mixers and Shakers for Miniature Paints (Review)

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Are you looking for a better way to mix your miniature and model paints? Do you hate Vallejo or Scale 75 paint separation in your bottles? A lot of miniature paints tend to separate from their liquid binders if allowed to settle, and require a bit of shaking to get them to mix properly again. …

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Best Airbrush Compressor for Models (10 Recommendations)

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Are looking for the best airbrush compressor for miniature painting and hobby scale modeling? Airbrushing miniatures requires that you have a source of compressed air to spray your paint. But, unlike automotive airbrushing, you’ll need an air compressor that gives you fine control over the air pressure. You’re working with at a small scale after …

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135 Unique Hobby Gift Ideas for Miniature Painters and Tabletop Gamers!

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Are you looking for a unique hobby gift, or have no idea what to get that special tabletop gamer? Are you in a rush? No worries! Whether it’s for a special occasion, like the Christmas holiday season, an anniversary, a birthday, or a gift just to say “thank you for being an amazing person”, check …

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5 Best LED Ring Lights for Miniature Photography (Review)

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Do you need better lights for your miniature photography? Miniature photography is more challenging than normal day-to-day picture taking. If you’re struggling to take better photos of your miniatures, then it’s likely you have all you need right in front of you. In fact, simply leverage your current equipment for photographing miniatures or models and …

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Are Ultrasonic Cleaners Worth It?

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Are wondering if an ultrasonic cleaner can help you with your miniature painting hobby? Are they worth the investment, the space, and time to use? Absolutely! Ultrasonic cleaners can save you time and hassle when cleaning your models, tools, and airbrushes. In this article, we’ll explore: In a Hurry? Check Out 7 Recommended Ultrasonic Cleaners …

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Neatfi XL Lamp (Review): A Great Hobby Lamp for Painting Miniatures

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What is my favorite lamp for painting miniatures? As a commission painter who has painted a lot of models over the years, I’ve found that good light is the key to better miniature paint jobs. A bright, diffuse light with daylight spectrum bulbs or LEDs can make painting miniatures much more comfortable. You’ll have less …

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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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Lastar Hobby Floor Lamp Review (Compact Miniature Painting Light)

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Floor lamps aren’t my first choice for lighting up a hobby space. They are often large, cumbersome to set up, and don’t provide the flexibility to move the light where you need it. But, I have a few floor lamps that I use to add more ambiance to my workspace. Importantly, I’ve discovered ways to …

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