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Liberate Yourself! Use an Expressive Miniature Painting Style

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Do you ever get stuck or bored with the same miniature painting approach? I do. After a while, I feel restricted to a miniature painting formula. I’m afraid that if I change my approach, the results of my miniature paintings will suffer. To free myself from the fear of painting miniatures, I force myself to …

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Painting and Shading Yellow Miniatures (Cthulhu Wars)

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How do you paint board game miniatures yellow? Yellow is one of the hardest colors to use well in miniature painting. This is because of three main reasons: First, yellow acrylic paint often doesn’t provide an artist with good surface coverage. Multiple yellow paint layers are required for a smooth base coat. Second, it is …

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Painting Complexity with Simplicity: A Miniature Painting Philosophy

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Every miniature paint job is way to discover a bit about yourself. In art, the opposition to progress is your resistance to explore outside your comfort zone. This is true for athletes and erudites looking for the next metaphorical hill to climb. Of course, all this soul-searching and boundary pushing leads to a chaotic mess …

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Colorblind? How This Color Blind Artist Paints Comic Style Miniatures

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How do you paint comic style or cel shaded miniatures? In this article, Neil Amswych shares his experience as a colorblind miniature painter, and his whimsical comic book style of painting. Read on to learn tips and insights into painting with a comic book style (e.g., cel shading) that you can use for boardgame miniatures, …

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How to Paint a Tabletop Miniature for RPGs (10 Easy Steps)

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Do you play Dungeons & Dragons or other roleplaying games (RPG)? Many tabletop RPGs use miniatures to represent narrative scenarios, e.g., exploration and combat. Painting RPG miniatures adds a key element of immersion to RPG tabletop games. A fully painted 3D miniature scene with a player’s character takes the entire campaign into a new World. …

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The Army Painter “Regiment” Brush Review for Miniature Painting

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Are you looking for an honest review of The Army Painter Regiment Brush for painting miniatures? Your paint brushes are your most important tool for your miniature and model painting hobby. The AP Regiment Brush has become one of my favorite workhorse brushes for painting miniatures and models. The Regiment is fantastic for a host …

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