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Headset Magnifiers and Hobby Magnifying Glasses for Painting Miniatures (Review)

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Are you looking for a hobby magnifying glass or headset visor to help you see your miniatures and models? For anyone who works on scale models, tabletop miniatures, or other really small art, magnifying glasses and visors are an amazing tool you shouldn’t overlook. For the overall best magnifying glass you can wear, the OptiVisor …

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13 Best Dice Trays for Tabletop Games (Review)

13 Cool Dice Trays for Tabletop Games – best dice trays for wargaming – Warhammer dice tray and storage – best dice tray for Warhammer 40k and miniature games – boardgame dice tray – best dice trays – dice trays for dungeons and dragons, D&D, and roleplaying games (RPG) – banner

Are you shopping for dice trays for tabletop roleplaying games, wargames, or board games? Over the years, the explosion of miniature wargaming, e.g., Warhammer 40k, and roleplaying games (RPGs), e.g., Dungeons and Dragons, has propelled a huge artisan industry for gaming accessories. I’ve waded into this market repeatedly as I tend to bounce around different …

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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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Neatfi XL LED Lamp (Review) – Best Light for Miniature Hobbies?

Neatfi XL Task Lamp Review for Painting Miniatures and Models. Best hobby desk lamp for painting minis and miniatures. Review of the Neatfi XL task lamp for hobby and craft work. Recommended lights for miniature painters. Check out the review for the Neatfi XL LED daylight spectrum hobby lamp.

What is my favorite lamp for painting miniatures? As a commission painter who has painted a lot of models over the years, I’ve found that good light is the key to better miniature paint jobs. A bright, diffuse light with daylight spectrum bulbs or LEDs can make painting miniatures much more comfortable. You’ll have less …

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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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Top 10 Spray Booths for Airbrushing Miniatures and Models

Are you looking for a spray booth for airbrushing miniatures or scale models? The key features to look for in the best spray booth for airbrush mini painting include size, noise, ventilation-filter type and power, and optional lighting. Some spray booths are portable with the capacity for easy storage. Other booths have more permanent setups. …

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