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How to Wet Blend Miniatures & Models (Pro Tips, Photos)

Okay, so you want to wet blend. I hear this is the best way to achieve the smoothest paint blends on miniatures and other acrylic painting surfaces, e.g., canvas or rocks. If you’re looking for an example of how to wet blend, then read on below! In this article, you will see the following: A …

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Airbrushing Miniatures: Brush Review and Painting Guide

Airbrushing Miniatures: Brush Review and Painting Guide - best airbrush for painting miniatures and models - best airbrush for new painters - tips for airbrushing miniatures

Are you looking for an airbrush to paint miniatures? Over the years as a commissioned miniature painter, I’ve been asked a lot about airbrushing. What is the best airbrush for painting miniatures? What airbrush should I start with for painting models? Is using an airbrush cheating? Are you confused about where to start, or whether …

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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

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. As someone who learns best by-doing, I decided to …

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Top 3 Websites for How to Paint Non-Metallic Metal (NMM)

When I first started learning to paint miniatures–I mean really trying to improve my work–I searched everywhere on the internet for the best tutorials for how to paint non-metallic metal (NMM). NMM-style painting is the method of painting metallic-looking objects using regular paint that doesn’t contain any reflective metal flake pigment. HOW I PAINT A SWORD …

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