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On the Paint Table – Hellboy, Batman, Vanguard Marines and more! 293/886

  Check out all the things I painted this week and take a look at upcoming projects, including an unboxing of Batman: Gotham City Chronicles!

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Learn to Paint an Awesome Power Sword Step-by-Step (Brush Blending)

Whether you're trying to paint a power sword for Warhammer 40K, or a magical weapon for D&D the approach is really the same. So, I'll show you how to paint a cool, energy/magical looking weapon that will work on any type of blade, be it sword, axe, halberd, etc. This...continue reading

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Painting OSL (Object Source Lighting) for Your Miniatures [Tutorial]

OSL (object source lighting) is the process of painting a light effect on your miniature. The source of that light could be an object your miniature is holding, like a lamp, torch, or even magical flames. It could also be that the source of the light is not on the...continue reading

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How to Paint Lava Effects for Miniatures (Beginner & Advanced Tutorials)

At one point or another, we all find ourselves wanting/needing to paint lava for our miniatures. It's a great way to add a big visual impact to the basing of your miniatures, or to the miniature itself if it's a molten daemon, IE: Avatar of Khaine. So, today I want...continue reading

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How to Paint Lava Effects: Beginner & Advanced Techniques

At one point or another, we all find ourselves wanting/needing to paint lava for our miniatures. It's a great way to add a big visual impact to the basing of your miniatures, or to the miniature itself if it's a molten daemon, IE: Avatar of Khaine. So, today I want to show you how to go about painting your own lava. It's pretty simple to do and only requires a few paints. Painting Lava The basic principle you want to adhere to with lava is that it's brightest in the middle. The lava cools towards the sides where there's less...continue reading

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Learn How to Paint Lightning Bolts on Your Miniatures (Tutorial)

Learning how to paint lighting on your miniatures is honestly a lot easier than you probably think it is. The thing I think people get bogged down with is painting realistic lightning. The fact is that lightning comes in so many different colors, patterns, strengths, etc., that you really can't paint it wrong. Any vision you have for your lightning is perfectly acceptable, I assure you. So, stick around, read on, and see how easy it is to paint lightning patterns on your miniatures. Lightning References As I said, the color variations for lightning are endless. Not to mention patterns....continue reading

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On the Paint Table – Zandris IV, Armoured Synidicate and WHISPER Mecha, Monpoc and more!

  Check out what I painted this week and get a look at upcoming projects! Zandris IV Mecha are HERE:http://z4miniatures.blogspot.com/2010/04/online-shop-28mm-sci-fi.html WHISPER Mecha are HERE: http://impactminiatures.com/index.php?option=whisper

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A Simple Guide to Miniature Paint Brushes from a Painter

This guide isn't aimed at telling you what the best paint brush is, but to inform you on making decisions regarding miniature paint brushes. The paint brushes you use are very important. The wrong brush can turn an easy technique into something that feels impossible. I've been painting miniatures since 2006 and I've learned a lot in those years. That experience is what I want to share with you today to help you make good choices for miniature paint brushes. Anatomy of a Paint Brush The basic components to a brush are: bristles, ferrule, crimp, and handle. Bristles - Holds...continue reading

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A Simple Guide to Miniature Paint Brushes – Tips & Advice

This guide isn't aimed at telling you what the best paint brush is, but to inform you on making decisions regarding miniature paint brushes. The paint brushes you use are very important. The wrong brush can turn an easy technique into something that feels impossible. I've been painting miniatures since 2006 and I've learned a lot in those years. That experience is what I want to share with you today to help you make good choices for miniature paint brushes. Anatomy of a Paint Brush The basic components to a brush are: bristles, ferrule, crimp, and handle. Bristles - Holds...continue reading

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#MonsterMarch 3 (2019) – Part 5 Finale

KDM Dragon king With the lava effect base done and dusted on the Dragon king, and with the final little cleanup tasks completed he is ready to face down the survivors of Kingdom death. I have also painted up the four dragon king armour survivors and their bases to partially match the beast they are made from. KDM is very monster hunter in its approach to armour and weapons, Rip creatures apart and use the remains to make gear. Bonus model – Knight armour of brother Nixios With so much of my focus being on the Void Jackals it would...continue reading

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