Painting miniatures - Design concepts - Appearance - Gun barrels
Article updated: 2017.09.09
In wargames the miniatures depict the people who fight battles. It depends on your philosophy how do they appear on the table.
The appearance of the gun barrel can be important for some modellers.
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Casting miniatures - Miniature hobby guide
I've gathered my experiences with casting miniatures. I've also collected the resources and casting tutorials I've found interesting.
Painting light effects: Object Source Lighting (OSL) - Miniature painting guide for OSL painting
Article updated: 2021.04.08
OSL painting guide: This is a quick tutorial on how to paint OSL, that is creating light effects from object source lighting (OSL). OSL painting can be achieved by drybrushing, glazing or using an airbrush.
When light shines on an area, if that light is stronger than the surrounding light, the colour area will become lighter, and unless the light is white, it will also change colour. This is how you paint the glow effect on miniatures.
There are a couple of different ways to achieve the object source lighting (OSL) effect, I try to explain them in the article.
Methods for creating OSL on miniatures
How to paint OSL on miniatures
How to paint OSL on miniatures with drybrushing
How to paint OSL on miniatures with glazing
How to paint OSL on miniatures with an airbrush
Frequently asked questions about object source lighting
Resources - Painting light sources: Object source lighting
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Article updated: 2019.05.10
There are times you'd like to sell your miniatures. You might lose interest in gaming entirely, change armies, or in dire need of money - you'd like to change your collection into something more useful to you.
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Miniature painting related definitions
Article updated: 2016.07.29
I've gathered some definitions that are useful to know when you paint miniatures.
Painting miniatures - Design concepts - Basing miniatures
Article updated: 2020.10.09
For this article I've gathered the several ways you can base your miniatures, and the several philosophies regarding basing.
For further information on miniature base types:
- Games Nexus: Base types for miniature basing: A list of miniature base types to base your miniatures
- Basing miniatures - Miniature hobby guide
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Miniatures - The philosophies of miniature collectors
Article updated: 2020.08.20
There are several different ideas of how to do miniatures "properly", and it's often a source of heated debates on the internet forums. The source of these dabates is that these people believe in separate philosophies.
- Games Nexus: Painting miniatures - Design concepts: Read these articles to find out your own style.
I'm listing here the broad categories, if you'd like to know further details, read their own articles.
How to use miniature varnish - Miniature hobby guide
Article updated: 2021.02.11
I've gathered information about miniature varnish, and varnishing miniatures. If you'd like to know how to varnish miniatures, or what is the best varnish for miniatures, this is the varnishing guide you need.
Applying varnish on miniatures
Possible problems during varnishing
Frosting: How to prevent or fix frosting when you varnish miniatures
Stickiness: How to fix miniatures if the varnish remains sticky
Removing varnish from your miniatures
What is the best varnish for miniatures?
Questions - Varnishing miniatures
Resources - Miniature varnishing
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Miniature modeling - Resources
Article updated: 2022.08.27
Miniature games often require special minis that you can't buy out of the shop. This is when you need to do your own miniature modelling to get exactly what you imagined. I've gathered the resources you might need to get miniature models that fit your own ideas.