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

Transform Your Clay Creations: The Advantages of Using Polymer Clay

Are you tired of using air-drying clay that cracks and crumbles? Have you been searching for a more versatile and durable option? Look no further than polymer [...]

What is 1:12 scale

LUNDBY Dolls House Furniture Bedroom Set
Discover the world of 1:12th scale miniatures! What it is, its uses and popular manufacturers. [...]

Static grass miniature bases – how to

Adding static grass to a warhammer space wolf
Creating static grass bases for minis, in my case Space Wolves. [...]

Making a miniature Christmas Tree

Miniature doll house christmas tree
Fancy a decorated Christmas tree for an Xmas themed diorama or dolls house? Here's how I made this one. [...]

Making miniature pumpkins

Miniature pumpkins
Possibly one of the cutest miniatures I've made. [...]

How to make model sacks and sandbags

This cheap, quick and simple technique for making sandbags and sacks works for any scale and war game and requires little to now model making skills. [...]

What sponge to use for the best battle damage and weathering results

Weathering a Deathwing Terminator with a house-hold sponge
Want to improve your battle damage look? Sponges are the way to go but the type of sponge you use makes a big difference. [...]

A quick & proven method for making modelling putty / paste

making your own model paste
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

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 [...]

The best glue for metal miniatures

metal miniatures for wargaming
Here's a quick post on how to stick metal miniatures together. [...]

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. [...]

What scale is 28mm

What scale are 28mm war game miniatures? [...]

How to apply static grass to miniature bases without an 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 2023

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. [...]
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