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Top 5 Must-Know Photo Editing Techniques

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If you are into photography, especially in events, you know that it doesn’t end in just shooting the photos. Whether you’re photographing people, landscapes, macro shots (e.g., flowers, miniatures), or simply family snapshots, post-processing your images goes a long way to finalizing the look you want. That’s the production phase and you still have a …

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Painting Miniatures with Oil Paints: Guide and Tips!

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Acrylic paint is the favored medium for painting miniatures and models. But, did you know you can paint your models with oil paints, too? Oil wash filters and weathering with oil paints create amazing effects that can add realism to your miniatures. If you’re painting wargaming models, e.g., Warhammer 40k or Age of Sigmar, then …

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100 Popular Miniature Painting Mistakes (of Casuals and Professionals)

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We all make mistakes. Some are worse than others. As miniature painters, we are no exception to overlooking good practice and making mistakes with our work. I’ve painted miniatures for years and have made a TON of errors in how I approach a project. Popular miniature painting mistakes continue to haunt me when I work …

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Stormcast Eternals Paint Schemes (9 Color Motifs)

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Are you looking for color scheme ideas for a Stormcast Eternals army? The Stormcast are the once-mortal champions of Order found in the Warhammer Age of Sigmar Universe. Stormcast Eternals are a fighting force created by Sigmar Heldenhammer, also known as the God-King or simply as Sigmar, the lord of the Realm of Azyr. The …

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9 Natural Ways to Improve Your “Miniature Painting Endurance”

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Are you always too tired to paint your miniatures? Do you lack the energy to slay the unpainted “gray horde“? If you have a lot of miniatures and models in your collection, but can’t seem to find the physical energy to tackle them, consider improving your general health. Painting miniatures is a poor way to …

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How to Airbrush Zenithal Highlights (Fast & Easy)

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Do you want a fast and easy way to paint highlights on miniatures? Zenithal highlighting is a technique that quickly reproduces the light and shadows produced by an imaginary light source directly over the subject. Using a spray can or airbrush with a bright color, usually white, you spray directly downward onto a dark-colored model. …

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10 Tips for Macro Photography of Miniatures (an Easy Guide)

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Do you want better photos of your painted miniatures? Miniature photography is an emerging niche of the tabletop gaming world. You can tell epic stories in a single photo or a series of images. Specialized miniature photographers like Felix Hernandez have created other-worldly scenes that transport you to new dimensions. If you’re a miniature painter …

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Smoothing PLA 3D Prints: How to Smooth 3D Printed Miniatures

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What is the best way to smooth 3D printed miniatures made of PLA? PLA or Polylactic Acid is a very common 3D printing material for fused deposition modeling (FDM) printers. It is inexpensive, reliable, and biodegradable. There are so many positives with PLA FDM printing that it’s my recommended approach for those starting in the …

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How to Paint Yellow Space Marines (Easy and Fast)

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So, you want to paint the color yellow? And, I mean bright yellow. Did you know yellow is one of the hardest colors to paint? In general, yellow acrylic paints have poor coverage and can often come out splotchy and uneven. If you’re looking to paint your wargaming miniatures with the color yellow, you’re in …

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How to Apply Warhammer Space Marine Decals (Tips)

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Do you want to apply decals to your miniatures or scale models? Decals add extra details to your wargaming miniatures. If you’re looking for realism, or a more immersive look for your Warhammer 40k vehicles, space marines, or historical wargaming pieces, learning how to use transfers can help. Many model kits come with water transfer …

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