Questions tagged [miniatures]

Questions related to making, painting, basing, or repairing small scale models and miniatures. Use for questions in which the miniature size differentiates unique requirements, preferably in combination with the tag for the specific procedure your question is about.

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How to create a coconut tree trunk?

For one of my art hobby projects, I want to create a miniature coconut tree trunk closely resembling an actual coconut tree. Below is a close-up image for reference: I am thinking of using some kind ...
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How do I get chunky looking snow in a snowglobe?

I've been searching all over for something to use as snow in a snowglobe. Most places suggest glitter, but the photos of the finished projects look very unproffessional. I did find someone on etsy ...
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When making tabletop gaming scenery, how can I make PU foam more dent resistant?

When making tabletop gaming scenery from foam tiles (for example: XPS insulation tiles, or generic polyurethane foam sheets brought from a hobby store), is there a good way to make it more resistant ...
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How do I bring the grain out on soft wood?

I'm going to make some small scale props and accessories using soft wood. Possibly balsa or popsicle sticks. I want to make the grain swell up and come out so that it can be dry-brushed. Essentially ...
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How do I identify good nippers for metal minis?

I can find a lot of recommendations for good nippers to use for plastic and resin miniatures (Tamiya, Godhands, DSPIAE and so on). However, when I look at their descriptions, they specifically say ...
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Gluing fabric or ribbon to walnut shells

I've made a series of small crafts in walnut shells and want to turn them into lockets of a sort by gluing a ribbon (or thin strip of cotton fabric) to the outside so I can tie them shut. I'm having ...
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Tempera Paints for Making Washes?

I do a lot of hobby crafting for tabletop gaming that involves painting miniatures and building scenery (think model railroad hobbyists). In this craft, there is a lot of need for washes of different ...
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How detailed could we make a sculpture of the earth the size of a soccer ball? [closed]

Say we had a couple of decades to make a sculpture, how detailed could we make a sculpture of the earth the size of a soccer ball? Is it technologically possible to create human sculptures in ...
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Can you use Poster Paint for fantasy miniatures?

I recently came across an old version of HeroQuest whilst having a sort-out, and remembered back to when I used to paint these (as well as some other similar) miniatures. I also remember how much they ...
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Can I make primer from student grade acrylics?

I want to start painting board game miniatures. I do not want to take it to some crazy level with expensive setups, paints and tools. I have seen some tutorials involving basic acrylic paints which I ...
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How do I remove mod podge bubbles from an irregular surface?

I am a miniature painter, and I use brush-on mod podge to seal my minis because it's what I have available and a bottle of mod podge lasts much longer and is easier to use than an aerosol sealer. ...
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Acrylics and model building: is a gloss layer a must-have before line detailing and washing?

In the past, I've disassembled models just to add electronics and lights. Now, I've decided to learn how to paint miniatures to expand my hobby and to get a better look on the finished models. My ...
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Mixing Acrylic Paint With Water ( And Storing It )

A few weeks ago I asked a question about Alternatives to Citadel / Games Workshop Paints, and the feedback suggested that I could simple use tubes of Acrylic paints from local hobby type shops as an ...
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Alternatives to Citadel / Games Workshop Paints

I haven't been into it for the past 20 years or so, but after finding one of their shops a few weeks back I decided to look at painting Warhammer / Citadel Miniatures again as a hobby. I was really ...
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Why is everyone so secretive about pricing for painting miniatures? [closed]

I have some Gloomhaven miniatures which I am trying to get painted. I am trying to find the appropriate price to offer someone to paint these miniatures. I went to https://www.reddit.com/r/...
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What is the best material to make snow on miniatures?

What is the best material to make snow on miniatures except crushed glass?
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How can I make my own grass tufts for miniatures?

When painting miniatures, I like to base them to look like they're standing in a grassy field. To do this, I normally use a combination of loose static grass and commercially available grass tufts. ...
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