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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: 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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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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