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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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Painting Battle Damage & Weathering on Miniatures (Tutorial)

There are countless techniques and methods for painting battle damage and weathering on your miniatures. I couldn't begin to cover them all. However, I did want to talk about it, the concepts behind it, and show you how I do it. Learning to do battle damage and weathering is a great way to add some detail and life to your miniatures. So, keep on reading and you'll be doing it in no time. What is Battle Damage & Weathering? First things first, what's the difference between battle damage and weathering? Battle damage is what happens to something in combat, during...continue reading

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#MonsterMarch3 – Part 4: Return of the King

Warlord Titan & Armigers With the final details done on the Warlord I am going to consider these guys done for now, the bases of the Armigers are going to be matched to part of my diorama project while the Warlord will have his base painted to match a pair of titanicus warhounds that I am planning to paint up in the future to act as his hounds. Both armigers and the warlord next to brother Nixios who shares there colour schemeRex Monte with the jackal symbol on his left shoulder. On the right shoulder sits the heraldry of the...continue reading

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Miniature Painting Questions Answered – A Compiled FAQ

I was at Google doing some research for articles to write when I stumbled on a question that was being asked. I followed that question and found more questions. So, I thought it would be a fun idea to take the painting questions I found and compile a painting FAQ. I'll continue go grow this list as I find more questions, and if you have any questions you'd like answered then leave a comment. Oh, if some of these are phrased a bit weird it's because that's how they were searched. I'm taking these straight from Google as-is. Also, there's...continue reading

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Tips & Advice for Painting Shading and Highlighting on Miniatures

Shading and highlighting miniatures will really step up your painting game. Not only does it add more elements of realism to the model, it also lets the model stand out on a tabletop when you're playing games. This is ultimately why we do it, to make the miniature stand out. I'll explain that and how to achieve it. What's the Point? The thing with miniatures is they are small and you are using them at a distance. Being able to pick up the lighting on armor that's 4ft. from your eyes might not be so easy if it's not exaggerated....continue reading

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Monster March 2019 – Part 3: The Work Continues

Warlord Titan I have painted the edges of the armour plates and have made a start on the weapons by giving the power claw its first pass of paint applications.   Armigers Work continues on Venge getting him undercoated and laying down the base colour scheme as well as getting the armour trim finished. I now need to give the weapons another pass to bring them up to a good standard. I can do cleanup and final detailing tasks on both armigers and the warlord titan at the same time. Game colour dropper bottles make great stands for Armiger torsos.Venge...continue reading

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How to Dry Brush Miniatures – Simple & Effective Highlighting Technique

One of the first painting techniques new painters want to learn is how to dry brush miniatures. There's a good reason too. It's a very simple technique for highlighting a model and it's very easy to learn. So, if you're a new painter and looking to learn how to dry brush miniatures, then you stumbled into the right article. Dry Brushing for Miniatures Dry brushing is a form of highlighting. It's the easiest to learn and also fun to do. Highlighting a miniature shows light and in turn shadows. It's something we do in miniature painting to really push the...continue reading

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Where To Start With Airbrushing: Part Two

Acquiring an airbrush has changed my hobby life for the better. I'm here to inform you and convince you to stop sitting on the face and grab one. Else, if you linger, you'll end up wondering how you ever survived without one just as I did. [...] The post Where To Start With Airbrushing: Part Two appeared first on Tabletop Games UK.

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Monster March 3 – Part 2: Progress is Being Made

Warlord Titan & armigers. I am putting these three models together in a group update as they are all using my void jackals colour scheme and are roughly the same size. The Warlord Titan (Rex monte) has been posted striding forwards into battle. Closing the distance between himself and his foes as I selected the power claw option (Purely for aesthetic reasons. As If I ever acquire the 40k scale one I would still get the power claw as it looks awesome.) to go with the plasma and laser blasters. As this model is to be used as a representative...continue reading

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How to Do Layering for Miniature Painting (Tutorial)

One of the most basic and fundamental things to learn with miniature painting is layering. It really is the foundation of pretty much everything. With a good understanding of layering you can do most any technique out there with some practice. So, today I'm going to walk through the concept of layering and show you how to do it. Layering Painting Technique The concept of layering is simple. It is to add a layer of paint over an existing layer, typically leaving some of the previous layer visible. The reason for leaving some of the previous layer showing is to...continue reading

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