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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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Frontier Wargaming Portable Paint Station (Paint Case 2.0 Full Review)

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Are you looking for a review of a high quality portable hobby station? For a compact, all-in-one system you can take on the road or store easily under a bed or desk, the Frontier Wargaming Paint Case may be your best option. The Paint Case 2.0 is an elegant, simple, and compact way to organize …

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13 Best Portable Hobby Workstations for Miniature Painting (Review)

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Are you looking for the best hobby paint station? If you’re a miniature painter, then you know how a large model paint collection can get out of hand. A well-designed miniature paint station can help keep you organized and productive. For someone who wants a dedicated hobby space but has limited room, a portable hobby …

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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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Four E’s Scientific Vortex Model Paint Mixer (Best Practice and Review)

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Are you looking for a vortex model paint mixer? Vortex model paint mixers are a specialized tool for miniature and modeling hobbyists. Are vortex mixers worth it for miniature painting? Vortex mixers have some major advantages for scale modelers, miniature painters, and artists. Vortex mixers, or vortexers are simple devices that transfer energy from a …

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Headset Magnifiers and Hobby Magnifying Glasses for Painting Miniatures (Review)

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Are you looking for a hobby magnifying glass or headset visor to help you see your miniatures and models? For anyone who works on scale models, tabletop miniatures, or other really small art, magnifying glasses and visors are an amazing tool you shouldn’t overlook. For the overall best magnifying glass you can wear, the OptiVisor …

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Best 26 Citadel Paints for Your Model Paint Collection

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Are you looking for the best Citadel paints? There are Citadel paint sets, but they are small and often incomplete. Maybe, you want to branch out your paint collection with the most useful and versatile colors in the Games Workshop paint line. Of course, there are many model paint brands, including Vallejo, Scalecolor, and more. …

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13 Best Dice Trays for Tabletop Games (Review)

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Are you shopping for dice trays for tabletop roleplaying games, wargames, or board games? Over the years, the explosion of miniature wargaming, e.g., Warhammer 40k, and roleplaying games (RPGs), e.g., Dungeons and Dragons, has propelled a huge artisan industry for gaming accessories. I’ve waded into this market repeatedly as I tend to bounce around different …

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How to Make a Wet Palette for Miniature Painting (Tutorial)

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A wet palette is a device that keeps your acrylic model paint “wet” for a near-indefinite amount of time. Just add water to the sponge material in a wet palette, and your paints won’t dry out, ever. A potential limitation with using a wet palette over a long period of time is mold and bacterial …

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Vallejo Surface Primer for Miniatures (Review and Tips)

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The most important step of any miniature paint job is priming. A primer or undercoat is a preparatory coating placed on the surface of a miniature before painting. The use a primer ensures that paint adheres to the surface and helps paint durability. This is especially important if you’re using the miniature or model for …

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10 Best Oil Paints for Painting Miniatures (Guide and Review)

What are the best oil paints for painting miniatures? For most miniature painters, acrylic model paints have been the standard media. The reason oil paints are less common among mini painters is due to their longer dry/cure time, requirement for a proper solvent or thinner, potential toxicity, and longer clean up. Brush work and blending …

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