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Warhammer Painting Tips for Beginners (9 Easy Things to Do!)

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Painting Warhammer miniatures can seem daunting, but with a little know-how, you can speed up the process and create great looking miniatures! Are you painting Warhammer 40k models or other miniatures from Games Workshop? In this article, we will discuss some tips that will make Warhammer painting easier and faster. So let’s get started! Here …

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

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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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Miniature Paint Sealers: Tips, Tricks, Guide

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There are many different types of sealers that you can use to finish your miniatures and models. Miniature sealers come in both lacquer-based varnishes as well as water-based sealers, which have a lot of advantages over their solvent-based counterparts. There are also different finishes for the miniature sealer–matte, satin, or gloss. In this article I …

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A Reference Guide for Acrylic Miniature Painting (Basecoats, Layers, and Glazes)

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Acrylic paints are a popular choice in miniature painting because they are environmentally friendly, nontoxic and easier to use than other types of paint. When dry, hobby acrylics remain flexible so it won’t crack when handled or painted over. Model hobby acrylic paints are available in a range of colors, including metallics. acrylic mediums to …

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How to Paint a Tabletop Miniature for RPGs (10 Easy Steps)

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Do you play Dungeons & Dragons or other roleplaying games (RPG)? Many tabletop RPGs use miniatures to represent narrative scenarios, e.g., exploration and combat. Painting RPG miniatures adds a key element of immersion to RPG tabletop games. A fully painted 3D miniature scene with a player’s character takes the entire campaign into a new World. …

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Oil Painting “Ashtooh”, a Fun 54mm Scale Miniature (Overview)

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Oil paints work great on miniatures. Sure, oil painting miniatures is a challenge. But, the rewards and the refreshing change of pace in how you apply color to models is worth the learning curve. Oil paints are a slow drying medium that allow you to easily blend color directly on your miniature’s surface. You can …

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How to Paint Necrons Fast and Easy (Photo Tutorials)

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How do you paint Necrons? Necrons are a science fictional race of aliens that you can play in the tabletop miniatures game in the Games Workshop Warhammer 40,000 Universe. The Necron line of miniatures are unique and highly-detailed sculpts that come in plastic kits. As with all Games Workshop models, Necron kits come with easy …

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100 Popular Miniature Painting Mistakes (of Casuals and Professionals)

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We all make mistakes. Some are worse than others. As miniature painters, we are no exception to overlooking good practice and making mistakes with our work. I’ve painted miniatures for years and have made a TON of errors in how I approach a project. Popular miniature painting mistakes continue to haunt me when I work …

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