Photo Box

I don’t have a dedicated hobby space in my home. I keep most of my painting supplies in an old network switch box and my miniatures are secured in various plastic storage tubs. As such, I don’t have a great set-up for taking photos of the completed miniatures (doesn’t help that I just use my…

My Miniatures lose their Luster

I’ve been nervous about applying a spray on matte finish onto my painted and very glossy miniatures. There are plenty of pros – the detailing stands out more, it doubles up on the durability of the paintjob, and the miniatures don’t look like they’re covered in slime. But after my bad experience with spray on primer…

#GiveThatMiniASandwich

Kneadatite, also known as Green Stuff, is an epoxy putty that’s used not only to make changes to miniatures but to sculpt miniatures. I did a few conversions without it, relying on plastic putty from the hardware store, but while it secured well it was not easy to sculpt. For my first use of Kneadatite…

The DIP Method

The DIP Method is a technique primarily used by speed painters to shade and varnish large numbers of miniatures relatively quickly. My interest in it is primarily because this varnish makes for very durable miniatures. This was the first varnish that I used. The reason it’s called the DIP method is that you literally dip the miniatures…