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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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Neatfi XL Lamp Review: A Wonderful Task 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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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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Best Hobby Magnifier for Miniatures and Models: Visor or Lamp?

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The task of painting miniatures is often difficult due to the difficulty in seeing what you are doing. The two solutions that I have found to be most helpful for this problem are a magnifying visor or a lamp with a magnifying glass. These magnifiers both have their pros and cons, so it can be …

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Hammer and Bolter Warhammer TV Series Review (Ep. 1-3): Art, Style, and Substance?

Warhammer TV is part of the Warhammer+ subscription service from Games Workshop. With Warhammer+, subscribers enjoy benefits like premium app access, Warhammer hobby shows, like miniature painting masterclasses and thrilling battle report, as well as original Warhammer animations. There is also a vault packed full of lore from classic Warhammer publications.  In this article, we review …

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Photography Lighting Review: The Yesker LED Ring Light for Miniature Photography

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In miniature photography, adding an LED ring light to my studio has improved the quality of my images. For a long time, I ignored this aspect of the hobby until I realized that I wanted professional looking photos of my work. Of course, that meant learning all about how to make great looking miniature photos. …

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Headset Magnifiers and Hobby Magnifying Glasses for Painting Miniatures (Review)

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Are you looking for a hobby magnifying glass or headset visor to help you see your miniatures and models? For anyone who works on scale models, tabletop miniatures, or other really small art, magnifying glasses and visors are an amazing tool you shouldn’t overlook. For the overall best magnifying glass you can wear, the OptiVisor …

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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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