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How to Dry Brush Miniatures & Models (Tips, Photos)

How to dry brush miniatures and models - best brush for drybrushing miniatures - tutorial dry brushing minis

Okay, so you want to dry brush miniatures? Dry brush painting is one of the simplest and most under-rated ways to paint miniatures. When painting miniatures, many people head straight for the more advanced techniques. But, why? Dry brushing is not only simple, but many professional painters rely on it to complete their work. Dry …

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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 an airbrush to paint miniatures? Over the years as a commissioned miniature painter, I’ve been asked a lot about airbrushing. What is the best airbrush for painting miniatures? What airbrush should I start with for painting models? Is using an airbrush cheating? Are you confused about where to start, or whether …

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Top 10 Primers for Plastic and Metal Miniatures (Reviews and Tips)

Top 10 Primers for Plastic and Metal Miniatures (Reviews and Tips)

Are you looking for the best primer for painting plastic or metal miniatures? The best primer for painting miniatures depends on the surface material. Some primers work best on plastic, whereas other primers work best on metals. In principle all primers work the same. Primers are used as a preparatory coat over unpainted metal, plastic, …

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Painting a HeroForge 3D Printed Miniature: A Gun Mage (Quick Overview)

Simply amazing! 3D printing has come a long way. The technology has invaded the hobby space, bolstering independent designers and makers, and has even raised ethical controversy in gaming communities (see here). 3D printing has changed how we perceive and craft unique pieces of work. Quite simply, 3D printing has begun to change the fundamental …

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Non-Metallic Metal (NMM) Sword (Blending with the Loaded Brush Technique)

Non-metallic metal (NMM) painting is the technique of using regular paint (without metallic content) to give the illusion of a metallic, reflective surface. In general, NMM requires high contrast painted with smooth transitions from light-to-dark. There is also the need to understand how light interacts with reflective surfaces and within the context of the surrounding …

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Top 3 Websites for How to Paint Non-Metallic Metal (NMM)

When I first started learning to paint miniatures–I mean really trying to improve my work–I searched everywhere on the internet for the best tutorials for how to paint non-metallic metal (NMM). NMM-style painting is the method of painting metallic-looking objects using regular paint that doesn’t contain any reflective metal flake pigment. HOW I PAINT A SWORD …

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