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Discovery and Passion: Keys to Improving Your Miniature Painting (Editorial)

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I have a large collection of models that I’ve painted. Too numerous for me to count. The ultimate driving force that motivates me to paint is discovery. Whenever I feel my toes are hanging off the edge of burn-out (e.g., the loss of desire to do anything), I find that I can retreat safely on the knowledge that …

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135 Unique Hobby Gift Ideas for Miniature Painters and Tabletop Gamers!

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Are you looking for a unique hobby gift, or have no idea what to get that special tabletop gamer? Are you in a rush? No worries! Whether it’s for a special occasion, like the Christmas holiday season, an anniversary, a birthday, or a gift just to say “thank you for being an amazing person”, check …

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Citadel Crusade Case (Army Transport): Worth It?

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Looking for a review for Games Workshop Citadel miniature transport cases? I’ve been eyeing a new case to store and transport my ever expanding miniature collection from Warmachine/Hordes and Warhammer 40k. I’ve used all the foam transport options, e.g., Battlefoam, Sabol transports, but have now considered the Citadel line of carrying cases At first, I …

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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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Is Warhammer 40K Worth It? Why You Need to Play Warhammer 40k

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Should I start playing Warhammer 40,000? Is Warhammer 40k worth the hobby expense and time? The popularity of Warhammer 40k runs decades deep into gaming history. Although some love Warhammer 40k, there are others who think it’s a bad game. Warhammer 40k is a tabletop miniature wargame that pits various human and xenomorph (alien) factions …

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3 Reasons You Need a Hair Dryer for Miniature Painting

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You need a blow dryer, absolutely! The dry, hot air from a hair dryer will accelerate paint dry time, which increases productivity, and reduces the risk of a poor finish due to high humidity. As miniature painters, we all need good brushes, glue, and great lighting. But, the most underestimated tool for any hobbyist is the …

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How to Apply Warhammer Space Marine Decals (Tips)

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Do you want to apply decals to your miniatures or scale models? Decals add extra details to your wargaming miniatures. If you’re looking for realism, or a more immersive look for your Warhammer 40k vehicles, space marines, or historical wargaming pieces, learning how to use transfers can help. Many model kits come with water transfer …

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Trouble Sleeping? Your Miniature Hobby May Be Killing You

Trouble Sleeping? Your Miniature Hobby May Be Killing You

Can’t sleep? Insomnia troubling you? I have trouble sleeping (and this was before I had kids). As someone who paints miniatures at horrendous hours of the night (between 11-3am), sleep has always evaded me. And, little did I know my trouble sleeping was killing me, and my miniature hobbies were a part of this problem. …

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40 Miniature Painting Tutorials Online (YouTube Links)

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In this miniature hobby-world, there are three kinds of people: People who want to paint, and even enjoy it, but don’t have the entire skill set to achieve their preconceived goal. People who love to paint, and will do anything to get their hands on a hairs-glued-to-a-wooden-stick that is dipped in emulsified pigment. People who …

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