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Three Creative Uses for Varnishes in Miniature Painting and Scale Modeling

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A clear coat of varnish is essential to protecting your painted models and miniatures, but did you know that you can use varnishes in other ways too? I’ll show you three unique ways to apply varnishes on your miniatures that you may not have considered, but which will undoubtedly come in handy. Recommended Gloss and …

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15 Best Wet Palettes for Miniature Painting (Review)

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Miniature painters have a wide variety of wet palette options to choose from. In principle, all wet palettes serve the same purpose. A wet palette keeps model acrylic paint from drying out and helps a miniature painter thin and mix paint. With a wet palette, a painter can take their time working out their color …

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15 Best Inks for Painting Miniatures and Models

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Are you looking for the best inks for miniature painting? Or, maybe you’re looking for how to use inks on miniatures and making ink washes? Inks are different than regular acrylic paints for painting miniatures. They are a highly-pigmented liquid art medium that usually requires thinning or mixing with other media for best results on …

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A Reference Guide for Acrylic Miniature Painting (Basecoats, Layers, and Glazes)

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Acrylic paints are a popular choice in miniature painting because they are environmentally friendly, nontoxic and easier to use than other types of paint. When dry, hobby acrylics remain flexible so it won’t crack when handled or painted over. Model hobby acrylic paints are available in a range of colors, including metallics. acrylic mediums to …

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Layering and Glazing for Non-Metallic Metal (NMM) Blending

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Are you looking for a way to smooth out your paint layers on miniatures? Miniature painting often requires that a painter blend multiple colors together to create transitions on a model’s surface. Although there are many color blending techniques, a tried and true approach is to combine paint “layering” with “glazing” to create smooth blends …

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How to Wet Blend Miniatures & Models (Pro Tips, Photos)

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Okay, so you want to wet blend. I hear this is the best way to achieve the smoothest paint blends on miniatures and other acrylic painting surfaces, e.g., canvas or rocks. If you’re looking for an example of how to wet blend, then read on below! In this article, you will see the following: A …

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How to Paint Marble Effects on Miniatures (3 Easy Steps)

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How do you paint marble effects on your miniatures? You can use the marbleizing technique to paint miniature bases, stylize stone effects, and even create elaborate terrain pieces. Using marble effects can add significant interest to a model. Of course, there are a few key elements you need to know for creating compelling, realistic looking …

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