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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 WITHOUT an airbrush
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.
How to make your own common modelling materials
March 24, 2020
Locked down due to Coronavirus? Can't get out to get model making supplies? Here's how you can make your own.
10 Must Follow Youtube Channels for Miniature Enthusiasts in 2020
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.
Cleaning up sprue marks and mould lines on plastic models and miniatures
October 10, 2018
How to remove unsightly sprue marks and mould lines from plastic models, miniatures and Gundam kits.
A hot little tip for keeping your glue flowing
September 29, 2018
I use a lot of Revell Contacta glue. It's ideal for all manner of model making jobs. But there's a problem with them.
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?
How To Make Your Own Grass Tufts
July 9, 2015
Looking for a cheap grass tufts? Here's an easy DIY method to produce your own.
The ABC Guide To Drybrushing – Add Extra Realism To Your Models
February 17, 2015
From vehicles and figures to building brick work, dry brushing gives your models an extra dimension and makes the difference between a painted plastic model
How to make your own weathering powders using kids chalks
January 31, 2015
Looking for a quick, effective and cheap way to make weathering powders? It's your lucky day.
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