Questions tagged [miniatures]

Questions related to making, sculpting, painting, and basing small scale models and miniatures.

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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 materials to make snow on minatures?

What is the best materials to make snow on miniatures except crushed glas?
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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. ...