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10 Best Oil Paints for Painting Miniatures (Guide and Review)

What are the best oil paints for painting miniatures? For most miniature painters, acrylic model paints have been the standard media. The reason oil paints are less common among mini painters is due to their longer dry/cure time, requirement for a proper solvent or thinner, potential toxicity, and longer clean up. Brush work and blending …

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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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Best Alternative to Winsor & Newton Series 7 Brushes for Painting Miniatures?

Are you looking for a cheap alternative to Winsor & Newton Series 7 brushes for painting miniatures and models? For the mini painter, the Winsor & Newton Series 7 line of paint brushes are the gold standard. However, the Series 7 line of kolinsky sable paint brushes are expensive, often more than $20-30, per brush. …

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11 Awesome Airbrush Stencils for Miniatures (Tips, Tricks)

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What other things are airbrushes good for when painting miniatures? We already know that airbrushes are great for applying primer and speeding up base coat painting. But, airbrushes are so much more useful than that! You can use your airbrushes to apply freehand textures and design using stencils on your miniatures and models. Looking for …

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25 Reasons Why Regular Brush Miniature Painting is Always Better Than Airbrushing

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You feel the urge to paint minis, perhaps in the morning, or in the late evening after the day’s duties are done. It’s a weekday, or a Saturday, who cares. You’ve got the itch to pick up a brush. You hobble to your desk, littered with art supplies; oh, so messy. But, beautiful because you …

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How to Dry Brush Miniatures & Models (Tips, Photos)

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Okay, so you want to dry brush miniatures? Dry brush painting is one of the simplest and most under-rated ways to paint miniatures. When painting miniatures, many people head straight for the more advanced techniques. But, why? Dry brushing is not only simple, but many professional painters rely on it to complete their work. Dry …

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