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…
ToP Tip: 3 ways to superglue better
Friday is ToP Tip time. Today I’ll share three “hacks” to achieve better bonds with superglue. No more broken arms or frustrating pinning attempts on your resin, Finecast and metal models, if you heed my advice. Find out more after the jump. 1. Use Gorilla…
ToP Tip: Make your own Wet Palette
A Wet Palette stops your paint drying out. It’s really useful if you like mixing colours and it’s a real benefit if you paint in warm conditions. You can buy ready made Wet Palettes with refill sheets and those all work great but you really…
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