Miniature Hobby

Miniature Scale Reference Guide (Conversions for Model Railroads and Tabletop Wargames)

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What is the most popular miniature scale for tabletop wargames, RPGs, or even model trains? The exact scale of a model varies widely depending on who is making it and what purpose it will serve. There are also quite a few nuances to understanding how manufacturer’s scale their products to sizes in real-life (or fantasy). …

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3 Awesome Ways to Make Wargaming Terrain (Cheap, Easy, and Free)

Are you a tabletop miniature gamer? The battlefield you play on might be a dining room table, but it should be more. That’s where terrain pieces come into play. If you’re playing games like Warhammer 40k and looking for terrain ideas, all it takes is an online search. Images of beautiful wargaming terrain are everywhere. …

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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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Spilling GW Paints? 5 Easy Steps to Re-Bottle Your Citadel Paints

Spilling GW Paints_ 5 Easy Steps to Re-Bottle Your Citadel Paints - How to Decant Citadel Games Workshop Paint Pots into Dropper Bottles

Are you looking for a way to rebottle your paints into dropper bottles? It’s no secret that GW paint pots are the worst. The Citadel bottle design is simply bad engineering. The extra tall, narrow pots for washes and technical paints are particularly offensive. In my opinion, it’s either lazy design or a money grab …

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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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Best Brush for Painting Miniatures and Models (Complete Guide)

Best Brush for Painting Miniatures - Recommended Brushes for Miniature and Model Painting

What’s the best brush for painting miniatures? Paint brushes are an essential tool for miniature painting. The most popular and useful brushes for miniature painters are a pointed round kolinsky sable size #1 or #2 brushes. These paint brushes have a bristle length of about 8-12mm and a belly diameter of 1.5-2mm. A pointed round …

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