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In my own personal experience, I have found that sellers do not publicly post their prices in order to remain competitive in the market. If they were to post their prices, a competitor can easily undermine that seller by decreasing their own prices for the same service in order to steal the customer and make the sale. Furthermore, by not publicly posting ...


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In short: No, you cannot make an effective primer out of paint. Primer is not just "paint without pigment," and the purpose of it isn't as a base coat; the purpose of primer is to prepare your surface to accept your paint. Some surfaces are too porous to take paint properly (wood, masonry), other may have issues with the paint adhering properly (plastic, ...


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Paint is a chemical with a blend of several characteristics. Two of those characteristics are: - Carrying a pigment (color) - Sticking to a surface (glue) A 50/50 mix would reduce the binder (glue) in the paint to half of what it was when it came out of the tube. If you were painting on paper or a medium that absorbed the paint you might get away with 50/50....


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You could only strive to make as smooth a ball as possible. Maybe just paint it. The tallest mountain on that scale will be 0.11 [m radius of the soccer ball] / 6371000 [m mean radius of the Earth] * 8848 [m Everest height] ≈ 0.15 mm. A thickness of a sheet of good paper.


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I strongly advise against using poster paints for miniature painting. Poster paints are described as (emphasis mine): a distemper paint that usually uses a type of gum-water or glue size as its binder. It either comes in large bottles or jars or in a powdered form. It is normally a "cheap" paint used in school art classes. With the correct primer the ...


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Citadel paints are essentially just acrylic paints. If you're not sure you want to make the investment yet, you can use any standard craft-grade acrylic paint while you practice; I'd recommend investing in a flow medium to help prevent obscuring the small details in your miniatures, and not starting with any valued ones. (Dollar store plastic army men are a ...


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I don't recommend using poster paint: It has relatively large colour particles. This makes it harder to use for detailed painting, as well making it more opaque, allowing for less blending options. Poster paint is usually dissolvable by water, making your miniatures more susceptible to discolouration. It is cheap for a reason: the pigments are cheap and ...


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If the ribbon is polyester or nylon, it will be hard to make a strong bond to it. Most adhesives will stick a ribbon to something if it's only decorative and won't really get pulled. You need something more secure if the ribbon is going to serve as a hinge or closure. If you can use a ribbon made from cotton, lots of glues will make a strong bond. Even ...


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You can use a cheap paint brush. Preparation Use a flat, broad brush used for home decorations or an old brush you no longer use for crafting. Stiff bristles with a light color are preferable. Seperate a small amount of bristles to one side. You can permanently bend them by applying some force or you can cover the remaining bristles with masking tape. ...


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Sources of bubbles Mod Podge doesn't contain solvents that degas and create bubbles in the finish. If you are getting bubbles in the finish, it's either because of air bubbles that got mixed into the product, or air trapped during application. Getting rid of bubbles in the product As Allison C notes in a comment, the product gets a lot more shaking ...


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Miniature painting is an interesting hobby, but as with any artistic technique, you need to practice and learn. The answer to all your questions is: Do whatever gives you the result you like best. You should first paint a small model that's not the centerpiece of your collection, or an old model you don't like best. Use this for practice and try out ...


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The benefit of the miniature-specific paints are that they are ready to go right out of the container with the right medium for painting miniatures and a decent amount of pigmentation and opacity. You can get similar cheaper results by adding a flow medium to lower-end artist-quality acrylics. These aren't the "craft" paints that cost $1.50 and come in the ...


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Like many things to do with miniatures, there are things you can buy and things you can make. Buy You can buy what's known as modelling snow from most manufacturers of scenic products. This is likely to contain crushed glass, but does save you from crushing it yourself. Make The other well known material for making snow is Bicarbonate of Soda (AKA Baking ...


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Stiff fibres such as you get in sisal twine or jute string can work well. If you put a dab of glue on the end before you cut it is fairly easy to make individual tufts, just cut to length and unravel the twine. You can also bundle more strands together to make larger tufts. The natural colour is fine for dry grass, if you want it more green it is ...


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Plain old construction silicone might do the trick. Construction silicone is designed to stick to as many materials as possible. The fact that it stays flexible after curing makes the bond very long lasting because it cannot crumple. Transparent silicone has the added benefit of being somewhat invisible. You can apply the silicone with your fingers or ...


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