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The Power of “No”: Are You a Distracted Hobbyist?

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Distractions are everywhere. You’re trying to get work done, but your mind keeps wandering off to think about that new gossipy thing you heard about your co-worker, or that reality show you can’t miss tonight. Even when we’re trying to focus on a task, it’s hard to resist the pull of a distraction. When it …

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How to Prepare Miniatures for Paint (Quick Start Guide)

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So you want to get started painting your new model kit. People who want to start painting miniatures but don’t know where to start might be wondering how to prepare miniatures for paint. It can seem daunting, but with a few simple steps you can have your miniature ready for priming and painting in no …

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Priming Miniatures and Spraying Hobby Models (A to Z Guide)

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Looking for a guide about how to prime miniatures? Priming miniatures is the key to getting a professional looking paint job. In this guide, we’ll go over everything you need to know about priming miniatures, from what kind of primer to use, to how to apply it. There are a few different ways to prime …

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7 Signs You’re Ready to Turn Your Hobby Into a Business

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Do you paint miniatures as a hobby and wonder if it could make money for you? You’re not alone. Many hobbies can make money, but few hobbies are able to earn the kind of cash that miniature painting can. In this article, I share my experience and knowledge as a commissioned miniature painter in order …

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Overcoming Fear as a Miniature Stock Photographer

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Wondering if stock photography is for you, but afraid to take the plunge? You’re not alone. Many photographers feel the same way, but with a few tips and tricks, you can soon overcome your fears and be on your way to becoming a successful stock photographer! Although my journey as a hobbyist has taken me …

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Are Ultrasonic Cleaners Worth It?

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Are wondering if an ultrasonic cleaner can help you with your miniature painting hobby? Are they worth the investment, the space, and time to use? Absolutely! Ultrasonic cleaners can save you time and hassle when cleaning your models, tools, and airbrushes. In this article, we’ll explore: In a Hurry? Check Out 7 Recommended Ultrasonic Cleaners …

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How to Paint Model Tanks (8 Basic Steps)

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Are you trying to paint models for a diorama, a tabletop wargame? Military tank miniatures from wargames like Bolt Action, Flames of War, or even Warhammer 40K can be fun but challenging to paint well. For the scale modelers who aren’t sure where to start with the process, tanks are one of the best places …

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Zenithal Priming and Painting Miniatures – A Tutorial

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If you’re a miniature painter, odds are you’ve heard of zenithal priming. This unique method of priming minis provides a great foundation for painting, and can really help bring out the details in your figure. In this article, I’ll walk you through the steps of zenithal priming and show you how to get the most …

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How Long to Wait After Primer Before Painting, and Other Important Paint Primer Questions

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Are you wondering about the best practices for using primer on your scale models and miniatures? I’ll tell you from experience that a good paint job requires a primed surface. This is true whether you’re painting plastic, pewter, or resin models. For scratch-built terrain using cardboard, or other porous surface will need you to prime …

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Neatfi XL Lamp (Review): A Great Hobby Lamp for Painting Miniatures

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What is my favorite lamp for painting miniatures? As a commission painter who has painted a lot of models over the years, I’ve found that good light is the key to better miniature paint jobs. A bright, diffuse light with daylight spectrum bulbs or LEDs can make painting miniatures much more comfortable. You’ll have less …

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