How to use brush-on liquid cyanoacrylate glue - Miniature hobby guide
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Article updated: 2020.09.09
Liquid cyanoacrylate glue is a useful addition to a lots of gaming related activities. Normal, gel-like Cyanoacrylate glue (CA glue) is known and used by every modeller as a superglue to attach different materials. However, during conversations I realized there are several people who don't know the benefits of brush-on liquid cyanoacrylate glues, so I collected some of my ideas.
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Working with miniatures - Miniature hobby guide
This a collection of tips for working with miniatures.
How to remove paint from miniatures? A complete guide to stripping miniatures - Miniature hobby guide
Removing paint from miniatures - Miniature hobby guide
Article updated: 2020.11.23
Stripping paint off miniatures is useful when you want to remove a previous paintjob from your miniature. Sometimes you wish to change the paint scheme of the miniature or just get rid of the previous layers of paint. There are several ways to strip paint from your miniatures. I've collected my thought on removing paint from miniatures.
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Copying existing miniatures - Laws, licences and legality
Article updated: 2023.03.01
When you decide to use the designs others made to create a miniature (be it a recast miniature, 3D printed model, papercraft), there are several legal points you have to consider: copyright, design protection, trademark, derivative work rights.
When someone creates a miniature, they have the copyright to the mini, that is, the right to create copies of it. Creating copies without the permission of the copyright owner is illegal.
If a sculptor wants to copy the designs of an existing intellectual property (IP), they need the IP holder's permission to do that. The way you create this copy (recast miniature, 3D printed miniature, papercraft miniature) doesn't matter in this regard. Copying the original designs without the licence is illegal. The law protects every design for a number of years. After it has passed, you can use the design to sculpt or print your own model, but you still can't make physical copies of the originals, and in most cases you can't use the likeness of real people.
I've seen several opinions and question on the internet about the legalities of copying miniatures, so I've collected some of them.
The legality of making copies of miniatures
The legality of creating accessories for miniatures
Often cited reasons for making illegal copies of miniatures
Places with different laws regarding making copies of miniatures
Legal actions against copying miniatures
The legality of creating papercraft model copies of miniatures
The legality of creating 3D printer copies of miniatures
Resources - Copying existing miniatures - Laws, licences and legality
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Article updated: 2020.04.04
I've collected the different ways to base your miniatures. Although you can choose your own style, sometimes the ruleset of your chosen game dictates the stand shape or basing style you can use.
For further information on how to base your miniatures:
- Basing miniatures - Miniature hobby guide
- Games Nexus: Painting miniatures - Design concepts - Basing miniatures
Papercraft terrain & scenery are often used to create cheap wargames props. I collected some sources with free to use papercraft files.
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Article updated: 2018.01.23
I've gathered some painting tips you might find useful. The material from this article has been moved to other painting related articles.
Miniatures - Painting miniatures - Basics
Article updated: 2020.10.30
These are basic tips for miniature painting.
Holding miniatures while painting
Miniatures - Miniature related definitions
I've gathered some miniature related definitions that are useful to know when you work with miniatures.