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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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Airbrushing Vs. Regular Brushing for Miniatures and Models

What's better for painting miniatures, airbrushing or regular brushwork? - why paint with an airbrush for miniatures and models - regular brush blending versus airbrush

What’s better for painting miniatures, airbrushing or regular brushwork? The best answer for this question is that it depends on what you’re trying to do with your miniature painting project. Airbrushing is a powerful tool and adds other more technical options for miniature painters. For best results, regular brushing will always be useful for finishing …

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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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Tabletop Standard vs. Display Level Painting [Criteria]

Miniature painting standards: tabletop versus display quality painting - criteria for judging

This article is a descriptive overview of the differences between tabletop quality and display level miniature painting standards. What do the terms “tabletop standard”, “display level”, or collector quality” mean in regards to miniature painting? This seems to be a recurring question in the miniature painting community. And, it is an especially relevant topic for …

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Painting Showcase Ilkhan the Bloody by Reaper Miniatures: Do I Sell?

I have a tabletop roleplaying group that I adventure with about once per month. We’ve met for more than two years and have a wonderful time.  I won’t get into the nitty-gritty in this post about the campaigns or anything. But, I’ll say that we’ve been using the Pathfinder ruleset, which is similar to Dungeon …

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