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Neatfi XL LED Lamp (Review) – Best Light for Miniature Hobbies?

Neatfi XL Task Lamp Review for Painting Miniatures and Models. Best hobby desk lamp for painting minis and miniatures. Review of the Neatfi XL task lamp for hobby and craft work. Recommended lights for miniature painters. Check out the review for the Neatfi XL LED daylight spectrum hobby lamp.

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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10 Tips for Macro Photography of Miniatures (an Easy Guide)

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Do you want better photos of your painted miniatures? Miniature photography is an emerging niche of the tabletop gaming world. You can tell epic stories in a single photo or a series of images. Specialized miniature photographers like Felix Hernandez have created other-worldly scenes that transport you to new dimensions. If you’re a miniature painter …

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11 Awesome Airbrush Stencils for Miniatures (Tips, Tricks)

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What other things are airbrushes good for when painting miniatures? We already know that airbrushes are great for applying primer and speeding up base coat painting. But, airbrushes are so much more useful than that! You can use your airbrushes to apply freehand textures and design using stencils on your miniatures and models. Looking for …

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25 Reasons Why Regular Brush Miniature Painting is Always Better Than Airbrushing

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You feel the urge to paint minis, perhaps in the morning, or in the late evening after the day’s duties are done. It’s a weekday, or a Saturday, who cares. You’ve got the itch to pick up a brush. You hobble to your desk, littered with art supplies; oh, so messy. But, beautiful because you …

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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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5 Best Metallic Paints for Miniatures (Tips & Review)

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What are the best metallic paints? There are certainly popular favorites! What metallic model paint you choose will depend on what result you’re looking for. In principle, all metallic paints contain metal “pigments” or flakes of real metal that reflects light. In modern acrylic paint formulations, regular brush applied metallics have excellent coverage and provide …

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5 Ways to Discover Your Miniature Painting Style

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“You’re unique, just like everyone else.” This oxymoron is a principle for why you will always be different than your neighbor. This includes painting miniatures and other art forms. But, what is fascinating is that you don’t actually know the particulars of your “uniqueness” until you express it. And, perhaps this is why discovering your …

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Non-Metallic Metal (NMM) Sword (Blending with the Loaded Brush Technique)

Non-metallic metal (NMM) painting is the technique of using regular paint (without metallic content) to give the illusion of a metallic, reflective surface. In general, NMM requires high contrast painted with smooth transitions from light-to-dark. There is also the need to understand how light interacts with reflective surfaces and within the context of the surrounding …

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Testing Camera Setup for Videography (Miniature Painting): First Run

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I’ve recently wondered how artists make their miniature painting videos for YouTube. What kind of equipment do they use? Where do they place their camera? And, how do they frame their shots? All of these questions…but very little written instruction out there on where to start. In this article, I share my process on how …

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