How to Make a Diorama with Miniatures

How to Make a Diorama with Miniatures

To make a diorama, we’re going to need more materials than we would for a typical mini build or conversion. The process is somewhere between painting, kitbashing, and terrain building. However, there’s another element that’s maybe the most important of all: storytelling.  Even a simple diorama tells a story.  Here, a squad of Blood Angels…

What is a Wet Palette?  Why You Need One For Acrylic Paints – DIY or Pro

What is a Wet Palette?  Why You Need One For Acrylic Paints – DIY or Pro

A wet palette is one of the first things you hear about when you work with acrylic paints.  After the paints and brushes, you’ll need a palette. I personally had no idea what it was when I first heard the term.  In Miniature Painting, we typically work with acrylics and a lot of the techniques…

Wet Blending Acrylic Paint on Miniatures in 3 Easy Steps

Wet Blending Acrylic Paint on Miniatures in 3 Easy Steps

What is Wet Blending in Miniature Painting? What is Wet Blending?  Wet blending is a painting technique used on miniatures to create smooth transitions between colors. It involves applying and mixing different paint colors while they are still wet. This method is popular for achieving realistic lighting effects, gradients, highlights and shadows on small-scale models….

How To Airbrush Miniatures and Models (My Favorite Tips and Techniques!)
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How To Airbrush Miniatures and Models (My Favorite Tips and Techniques!)

Simple Explanations and Step by Step Techniques to Try Article Takeaways My goal here is to give you as much as you need to know about airbrushing, in as concise an article as possible.  I’m making this as easy as I can for you to find the answers you’re looking for, while still being thorough….

What is Pin Washing for Miniatures and Models – Most Effective Methods

What is Pin Washing for Miniatures and Models – Most Effective Methods

A great way to drastically improve your miniatures readability and detail Takeaways What is Pin Washing for Miniature and Model Painting?  Pin washing, also known as panel lining or recess shading, is the technique of adding a dark, thin paint to the deepest recesses of a miniature or model.  Pin washes have very low surface…

How to Dry Brush Miniatures Effectively – With 3 Extra Tips

How to Dry Brush Miniatures Effectively – With 3 Extra Tips

Takeaways on Dry Brushing Miniatures: One of the biggest concepts in art is contrast.  The color wheel, light and shadow, warm and cold colors, highlights and shading.  Dry brushing is an excellent way to get some quick and effective contrast, typically for highlighting.   I like to think of this as the highlighting version of using…