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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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Top 3 Mistakes To Avoid When Priming Miniatures (and Solutions!)

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Priming is one of the most important steps in miniature painting. A primer smooths out microscopic imperfections in the surface of your model and provides a solid foundation for overlying model paint color. When applied correctly, a primer is essential for a durable paint job, preventing paint peeling and chipping. In this article, I share …

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How to Paint Marble Effects on Miniatures (3 Easy Steps)

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How do you paint marble effects on your miniatures? You can use the marbleizing technique to paint miniature bases, stylize stone effects, and even create elaborate terrain pieces. Using marble effects can add significant interest to a model. Of course, there are a few key elements you need to know for creating compelling, realistic looking …

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Speed Painting Miniature Armies (Simple Tips and Tricks)

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Want to paint miniatures faster? Have a horde army collection that still wears bare plastic gray? Speed painting and quality don’t usually mix well. But, with some planning and a few shortcuts, you can get a decent quality paint job on a miniature with little effort. My results using the Quick Shade approach are fantastic, …

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Take Great Pictures of Your Miniatures (Quick Tips)

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Are you looking to take great pictures of your miniatures? After you’re done painting your miniatures, you may want to take photos of them in various locations. Professional photos always tell a story or evoke an emotion. With miniature photography, you have an excellent way to document your work, tell a narrative, and share what …

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“Dipping” Miniatures to Speed Paint (Army Painter Quickshade Guide and Review)

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Are you looking for a shortcut to paint miniatures faster? A trick for painting miniatures quickly is to use the dipping method. Using a good “dip” solution is an easy way to shade models and add contrast. I think using the Army Painter Quickshade dipping method is one of the best ways to speed paint …

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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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5 Essential Camera Shots For Better Battle Reports

Do you want to write better battle reports? Are your adventure logs lacking  narrative flair? Maybe you’ve played a memorable tabletop game like Warhammer 40k or Warmachine/Hordes, or are simply keeping a campaign record for your Dungeon and Dragons group. Either way, you’re looking for ways to spruce up your writing with some pictures. This …

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Pros and Cons of a Lightbox: Better Miniature Photos Without a Lightbox

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Are you wondering if you need a lightbox for taking miniature photos? If you’re a hobby tabletop miniature gamer and want to take better photos of your models, a lightbox can help. But, studio photography setup also has drawbacks and may limit your ability to create unique images of your painted miniatures. The best photographic …

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10 Reasons You Should Photograph Your Painted Miniatures

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Photographing your painted miniatures is an important step in the artistic process. In fact, digital photography is a window into self-discovery. A digital image helps you understand and learn from your hobby. To become a better painter and artist, sometimes you have to find a new perspective. Capturing a photograph is the fastest and easiest …

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