ToP Tip: Clean your Airbrush fast
ToP Tips, or Tale of Painters’ Tips is our regular Friday feature where we share quick tips or recommendations that don’t really fit into our tutorials or reviews. Today I want to share a simple trick for cleaning your airbrush faster.
ToP Tip: How to Accurately Drill your Gun Barrels
Have you been on the the receiving end of online hobbyists who’s only comment on your excellent paint job is “Drill your barrels out”. Have you ever experienced the fear of drilling a muzzle hole on your 40K weapons? It’s that potential catastrophe of it not being dead centre. Is it really that important? No, of course it isn’t important. It’s your hobby and you don’t have to drill them out. However, if you’d like a ToP Tip on an easier and more accurate way to drill your muzzles then read on!
ToP Tip: 3 must have paints for painting white
Painting white isn’t easy, especially if you start from a black or dark basecoat. White pigments are rather weak and often have a tendency to dry chalky or uneven, so you usually need a lot of thin coats for perfect coverage. And by a lot, I mean a lot. However, over the years I tried several white paints from almost all manufacturers out there, and also several approaches to painting white. Here is what I learned: My three must-have paints to make painting white easier.
ToP Tip: 5 reasons why should use a wet palette (even if you’re not a pro painter)
For over 20 years I didn’t use a wet palette, just random stuff like old CDs to pour my paint onto. I always thought a wet palette is only for wet blending masters and Golden Demon level paint jobs with a lot of intricate paint mixes, but not for me, who uses most paints straight out of the bottle. I didn’t consider a wet palette to be an essential hobby item, but having made the switch, oh, how wrong I was. In this post, I tell you five ways a wet palette will improve your painting no matter your skill level.
ToP TIP: 3 Uses for Brush Protector Tubes
Every miniature painting brush I’ve ever bought has come with a little plastic cover to protect the bristles. In this ToP TIPS I’ll share three alternative uses for this handy little tube. 1. Basing Materials The small tubes are idea for pipes for your models….
ToP Tip: 5 tools that make removing mould lines easier
Removing mould lines. The bane of our all hobby existence. Today I’ll share my favourite five tools to remove mould lines better and easier. Check out my picks after the jump, and let’s discuss your favourite tools and tips in the comment section.
ToP TIP: 3 ways to save your paint recipes
It’s ToP Tip time. Today I’ll share three options for remembering your paint recipes. No more picking up an old project and trying to remember which paints you used. Find out more after the jump. 1. Take Photos The quickest and easiest way I’ve found…
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