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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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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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3D Printed Terrain for Warhammer and Tabletop Games

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Are you looking for 3D printed terrain for your favorite tabletop miniature game? Whether you’re into Warhammer 40k, Dungeons & Dragons (DND), or other game that uses miniatures and models, 3D printing your own terrain can be a great way to get exactly what you want for your game board or battlefield. There are a …

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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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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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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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Best Primer for 3D Prints (Recommendation and Tips)

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Are you preparing to paint your 3D printed parts? If you’re a miniature painter or scale modeler using 3D printing, then you’ll want to know that any good paint job starts with a great primer undercoat. In this article, I share my experience with the painting process of 3D printed miniatures and models. Using an …

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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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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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