painting

50 Miniature Painting Tips: What I Learned as a Commissioned Painter

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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Best Paper for Any Wet Palette (Recommendation)

Do you use a wet palette? How do you setup your palette? I’ve tried all types of wet palettes: the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) disaster and even the fancier “Everlasting Wet Palette” (Red Grass Games). These are either mold-farms or over-hyped and expensive palettes.

Tabletop Standard vs. Display Level Painting [Criteria]

Tabletop Standard vs. Display Level Painting [Criteria]

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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Magnifying visor for painting miniatures

Magnifying Visors for Painting Miniatures (Tips and Recommendation)

What magnifying systems do you need for painting detail? To paint details on miniatures, you need good fine-motor skill and eye sight. Magnification aids in particular, e.g., visors, headsets, or reading glasses, can improve detailed painting. I use a visor when I’m painting faces, eyes, or free handing. When I’ve shown my work to others, …

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Citadel Water Pot 2018

Using the Citadel Water Pot

I love the Citadel Water Pot. To show you why, I made a short video for how I generally use it. Thank you for visiting! Stay up to date with this site — subscribe through email and follow us on Facebook or Instagram.