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Matte Versus Gloss Varnishes for Miniatures and Models (Overview and Best Uses)

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What’s the difference between a matte and gloss varnish for miniatures? Simply put, a gloss varnish creates a reflective, shiny finish on your models. And, a matte varnish produces a non-reflective, dull or flat finish coat on your painted miniatures. But, there are more differences you should know in what varnish type to use, including …

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Batch Painting Miniatures (Tips and Tutorial)

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Do you want to paint your wargaming miniatures faster? Batch painting or assembly line painting are best practice methods for completing large miniature painting projects. The key to successful batch painting of miniatures is to keep your tools and techniques simple, minimizing any risk to mistakes and reducing executing decisions on color choice and composition. …

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Layering and Glazing for Non-Metallic Metal (NMM) Blending

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Are you looking for a way to smooth out your paint layers on miniatures? Miniature painting often requires that a painter blend multiple colors together to create transitions on a model’s surface. Although there are many color blending techniques, a tried and true approach is to combine paint “layering” with “glazing” to create smooth blends …

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Lighting Styles and Techniques For Miniature Portfolios (Reference Guide)

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Lighting is a fundamental part of photography, whether you’re a miniature photographer, a fashion photographer, or even a photojournalist. Using appropriate lighting techniques can mean the difference between excellent shots and boring ones. For the hobbyist photographer who is documenting their miniature collection, these tips and methods can help you create the unique portfolio you …

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Lighting Guide for Miniature Wargaming Photography (Reference and Tips)

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Good light is the key to any great miniature photography. If you want better photos of your miniatures, then you need to learn how to find and use light. For miniature painters, scale modelers, or other hobbyists looking to share their work on social media, taking great photos is part of the fun. The simplest …

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How to Thin Acrylic Paints for Airbrushing Miniatures (Tips and Guide)

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How do you thin acrylic paints to airbrush miniatures? As a best practice, you should thin your model paints to the proper viscosity for your airbrush. The proper viscosity for airbrushing depends on the air pressure, the resolution, and the airbrush nozzle size. For simplicity, of course, you could buy “airbrush-ready model paints”. But, these …

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Oil Painting Tutorial for an Infinity Miniature (Step-by-Step)

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Are you looking for ways to paint Infinity miniatures? Infinity is a tabletop skirmish game set in a sci-fi universe. Created by Corvus Belli, Infinity pits fictional nations and conglomerates against one another in urban battlefields. It is a brutal game where high-tech weaponry, combined arms mechanized and cyber warfare come together to resolve geopolitical …

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How to Prime Miniatures with an Airbrush (Tips and Guide)

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One of the best ways to prime your miniatures and models is with an airbrush. Spraying a primer helps you apply even and smooth coats that make painting more enjoyable. Learning how to prime your miniatures with an airbrush will save you precious time and money. Applying primer with an airbrush can even improve the …

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