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A quick & proven method for making modelling putty / paste
December 11, 2020
Just a quick and proven tip to making your own modelling putty when you need to fill a hole on a model or miniature and have run out of, or can't get, your
How to painting horses for wargaming
November 26, 2020
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
November 26, 2020
Here's a quick tutorial and guide to making muddy swamp water themed miniature bases.
The best glue for metal miniatures
November 10, 2020
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
July 15, 2020
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
July 9, 2020
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?
April 9, 2020
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
April 3, 2020
Create those cool glowing Blue light effects on your miniatures without an airbrush.
Static grass basing – how to make static grass bases for miniatures
March 30, 2020
Give your miniatures a lush green based with this 5 step techniques.
10 Must Follow Youtube Channels for Miniature Enthusiasts in 2021
January 5, 2020
My top 10 packed Youtube channels for miniature painting and modelling tips.
How long after priming can I paint miniatures
December 10, 2019
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
September 10, 2019
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
August 28, 2019
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?
August 25, 2019
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
June 12, 2019
This simple tip will help you to improve your Warhammer mini painting without spending a fortune or wasting miniatures.
How to paint eyes
May 10, 2019
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
March 9, 2019
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
June 5, 2018
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
March 16, 2018
What are wargaming miniatures made from?
Model Making 101: Making Your Own Washes
November 19, 2017
Indispensable, yes. Expensive? No, now.
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