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5 Best Metallic Paints for Miniatures (Tips & Review)

Best Metallic Paints for Painting Miniatures and Models - Metallic Model Paint Review and Guide

What are the best metallic paints? There are certainly popular favorites! What metallic model paint you choose will depend on what result you’re looking for. In principle, all metallic paints contain metal “pigments” or flakes of real metal that reflects light. In modern acrylic paint formulations, regular brush applied metallics have excellent coverage and provide …

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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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Airbrushing Miniatures: Brush Review and Painting Guide

Airbrushing Miniatures: Brush Review and Painting Guide - best airbrush for painting miniatures and models - best airbrush for new painters - tips for airbrushing miniatures

Are you looking for the best airbrush to paint miniatures? Over the years as a commissioned miniature painter, I’ve been asked a lot about airbrushing. What is the best starter airbrush for painting miniatures? Is using an airbrush cheating? There are a lot of great airbrushes for painting scale models and minis. In short, the …

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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

50 Miniature Painting Tips: What I Learned as a Commissioned Painter - Essential painting tips for miniatures and models - how to paint miniatures - how to paint models and miniatures for warhammer 40k and tabletop wargames

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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