Lessons & Tips

How to Paint Board Game Miniatures: Cthulhu Wars

Do you play board games with miniatures? Tabletop games with miniatures are especially fun because they add an extra level of tactile immersion. Even better, of course, are board games with painted miniatures. Of all the games that you can enhance with painted miniatures, Cthulhu Wars (Peterson Games) is a particular stand-out! In this article, …

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How Does an Ultrasonic Cleaner Work? Best Practice and Use

How does an ultrasonic cleaner work? Best practice and use for hobby miniatures and models

Can you use an ultrasonic cleaner to clean or strip paint off miniatures or models? How does an ultrasonic cleaner work? Ultrasonic cleaners use sonic waves transmitted through a liquid (usually water) that rapidly “scrubs” dirt or other unwanted particles from object surfaces. In this article, I explain how an ultrasonic cleaner works and why …

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5 Ways to Discover Your Miniature Painting Style

5 ways to discover your miniature painting style - improve your miniature painting - how to paint miniatures with better style

“You’re unique, just like everyone else.” This oxymoron is a principle for why you will always be different than your neighbor. This includes painting miniatures and other art forms. But, what is fascinating is that you don’t actually know the particulars of your “uniqueness” until you express it. And, perhaps this is why discovering your …

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30 Miniature and Model Assembly Tips for Hobbyists

30 Miniature and Model Assembly Tips: How to Assemble Wargaming and Tabletop Game Models

Do you enjoy assembling miniatures? Many scale models arrive in boxed kits that require assembly. Miniatures are often plastic, resin, or metal. Each kind of material and model kit requires a different assembly approach to achieve the best results. Tabletop games such Warhammer 40k, Age of Sigmar, Infinity the Game, Guild Ball, and many others …

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Citadel Contrast Paints with 3D Printed Miniatures (It Works)

Are Citadel Contrast Paints right for you? If you’re a new miniature painter, or simply a procrastinator who isn’t sure where to start, Citadel’s Contrast Paint line is perfect for you. If you’re wondering if you can use Citadel Contrast Paints on 3D prints, read on below. In this article, guest writer Eleni Stamos (an …

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50 Miniature Painting Tips: What I Learned as a Commissioned Painter

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I’ve painted miniatures for a long time. Along the way I’ve gathered up a collection of miniature painting tips that have helped me. Many of the tips and tricks I’ve learned are from providing a miniature painting service. Through the years, I’ve learned how-to be a more effective painter. Of course, I’m always looking for …

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Watercolor Washes: How to Paint a Warmachine Warjack (10 Steps! )

Watercolor Washes: How to Paint a Warmachine Warjack (10 Steps!) - Painting miniatures and models with watercolor and acrylics

Are you painting miniatures and looking for new techniques to try? Miniature painting tutorials are everywhere. But, the use of watercolor for washing miniatures is a fairly unique way to paint models. In this article, I show you how to paint a warjack from the Retribution of Scyrah faction of Privateer Press’ Warmachine tabletop strategy …

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3D Print and Paint a Forgeworld Warhammer 40k Tank (13 Easy Steps!)

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Are you wondering about the possibility of 3D printing your own miniatures? There are free 3D files for almost anything now. Even your favorite wargame miniatures are coming to an open source database near you. Out of simple curiosity, I did an online search for free 3D printable files for Warhammer 40k and Forgeworld models. …

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