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Miniatures

Hints, tips and suggestions for painting war gaming miniatures and figures.

Painting horses

how to paint model horses
If you have horses on your layout or war game and like me struggle with their colouring, this article on the paints to use for credible equine models will [...]

Making miniature muddy swamp water bases

how to make wargame miniature swamp base with water effect
Here's a quick tutorial and guide to making muddy swamp water themed miniature bases. [...]

The best glue for metal miniatures

metal miniatures for wargaming
While plastic minis are now the most common, historically, miniatures were made of metal and many still are. For such figures, normal glues won't work. Here's [...]

The best model scale to match 28mm war game figures

If you're looking for buildings, vehicles, accessories and scenery to go with 28mm war gaming and table top figures you'll need to the know scale. [...]

How to make a glue dispenser

precision glue applicator for model making
Improve the accuracy of glue placement on your models with this DIY precision glue dispenser. [...]

How to apply static grass to miniature bases without applicator?

How to apply static grass to war game miniature bases when you don't have an electric applicator. [...]

How to create a glowing Blue light effect

Glowing blue light effect without using an airbrush
Create those cool glowing Blue light effects on your miniatures without an airbrush.  [...]

Static grass basing – how to make static grass bases for miniatures

grass miniature bases
Give your miniatures a lush green based with this 5 step techniques. [...]

10 Must Follow Youtube Channels for Miniature Enthusiasts in 2020

Doctor Faust's Painting Clinic
My top 10 packed Youtube channels for miniature painting and modelling tips. [...]

How long after priming can I paint miniatures

Before you get near to painting miniatures, it's recommended that they be primed to provide a better base for subsequent paints to grip to. [...]

How to paint lifelike figure faces

how to paint model figure faces and heads
If there's one element of model making and painting I REALLY struggle with it's face painting. I can never get the results I wanted. This six minute guide [...]

Best humidity to prime miniatures

priming miniatures in the right humidity
If you're getting poor results with your mini priming it could be due to the climate, and the humidity in particular. [...]

What materials are Warhammer miniatures made with?

plastic model warhammer 40k
Wonderfully detailed, Games Workshop miniatures are a delight to make and paint but what are they made of? [...]

A money saving tip to improving your miniature painting

how to improve your mini figure painting
This simple tip will help you to improve your Warhammer mini painting without spending a fortune or wasting miniatures. [...]

How to paint eyes

how to paint miniature eyes
Look into my eyes. Not my eyes, those on my models. They're not good. But after following the tips here, I can see them getting a lot better. Enough of the [...]

Black, grey or white: What colour to use for plastic model primer

There's a lot of debate about what colour to use as a primer and undercoating on models and miniatures but for me the answer is simple. [...]

Can acrylic paint go on enamel primer

using enamel primer with acrylic paints
Can you use acrylic paints over an enamel primer undercoat? Yes, you can. Here's what you need to know to do it successfully. [...]

What are miniatures made from

What are wargaming miniatures made from? [...]

Six simple steps you can use to make glorious model mud

how to make model mud for a diorama or model railway
Mud glorious mud. Or it is until you try to recreate it in model form. Here are six simple steps you can follow to make marvellously messy mud.   [...]

Model Making 101: Making Your Own Washes

black ink wash stock
Indispensable, yes. Expensive? No, now. [...]
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