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Psychological Reasons to Use Good Hobby Lighting: Motivation and Focus

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Did you know that good hobby lighting can help improve your motivation and focus? There’s a scientific reason for how and why this works. If you’re like me, then you love spending hours in your hobby room working on different projects. But, one downside to this is that it can be easy to lose focus …

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DND Miniature Paints for Dungeons and Dragons (Top 3 Sets Reviewed)

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Are you looking for a good DND Miniature Painting set? If you’re looking to start painting straight away, then take a look at paint sets that bundle your favorite colors together. For those looking to add a bit of life to their unpainted DND miniatures, but unsure where to start, you can be assured that …

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3 Tips to Improve Your Hand-Eye Coordination for Painting Miniatures

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Are you looking to improve your hand-eye coordination when it comes to painting miniatures? The fastest way to make tangible leaps in your ability and model painting results is to hone your body’s ability to control and use the brush as an extension of your own hand. Sure, I could suggest “paint more miniatures”, but …

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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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Best Miniature Painting Lamp for Professional Use (A Commission Painter’s Review)

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Do you paint miniatures professionally, or want to take your hobby to another level? Commission miniature painting, along with pro studio painting, requires reliable tools and equipment that must meet certain standards. Miniature painting lamps need to provide even, consistent light without any hot spots or glare. This is essential for seeing small details clearly, …

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Best Paint Tube Rack? Plydolex Tube Organizer and Storage (Review)

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Searching for a paint tube rack to store and organize your favorite paints? I’ve searched high and low for a hobby paint rack that can store my acrylic and oil paint tubes. Although I’ve found a few good acrylic paint tube organizers that may do the job, a general hobby rack that holds paint tubes …

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WetNDri Paint Tray Review: Best Alternative to the RGG Everlasting Wet Palette?

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Are you looking for a worthy wet palette and have stumbled upon the Redgrassgames Everlasting Wet Palette? As a miniature painter, I know that a good wet palette should not only be affordable but offer other conveniences as well. For example, a hobby wet palette with accompanying dry palette can help you layout your colors …

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Miniature Painting Motivation (100 Tips and Fun Tricks to Try)

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Miniature painting can be a fun and rewarding hobby, but it’s easy to get discouraged if you’re not seeing the results you want. I hope you find these miniature painting motivation tips helpful and that they give you some ideas to try in your own work! In this article, I share my curated ideas and …

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10 Ways to Improve Your Miniature Painting

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I’ve gotten many questions over the years from new hobbyists about what they can do to improve their miniature painting. It’s a common question: “how to paint miniatures better?” or “how to improve miniature painting skills?”. You can watch painting miniature tutorials. Many of these tutorials focus on how to start painting miniatures. But, in …

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Why It’s Bad to Thin Metallic Paints, and Other Metallic Painting Tips

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Are you having trouble painting with your hobby metallic paints? Metallic paints are wonderful for adding a little accent or realism to your models and dioramas. But, they can be frustrating to work with. Luckily there are some simple things you can do that will help them go on smoothly and keep your sanity. In …

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How to Paint a 3D Printed Resin Miniature A-to-Z (Flesh, Cloth, and Metal)

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3D printing miniatures has come a long way. Resin 3D printers are able to produce miniature sculpts that are indistinguishable from plastic model kits. Resin 3D prints have almost no artifacts with even, smooth surfaces that make them ideal for painting. As someone who paints miniatures, as well as 3D prints, I’m always looking for …

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