Short review: Stormvault Skirmish Case
With the Stormvault Skirmish Case, Games Workshop is redefining miniature transportation. Instead of traditional foam inserts, they’re introducing soft silicone bristles for a secure grip. Is this a brilliant innovation or an overpriced gimmick? We’ll find out in our review.
Stahly’s best acrylic paints for painting Warhammer miniatures 2023
Over the years, I bought (and got sent) over a thousand paints from (almost) all miniature paint manufacturers out there. So the ultimate question is: Which acrylic paint range is the best for painting Warhammer miniatures in 2023? To answer this question, I compiled a list sorted by categories: best acrylics, best metallic paints, best washes, and best airbrush paints.
ToP Tip: Free 3D model handle for Citadel Mouldline Remover
On today’s blog post you can download a file to 3D print your own handle to make the Citadel Mouldline Scraper more useable.
Stahly’s best nippers & sprue cutters for Warhammer & scale modelling
Are you one of those who have been using the same old sprue cutter for years? Maybe a starter set Citadel cutter, a cheap pair of The Army Painter nippers or a no-name product from the hardware store? I plead guilty. When I finally invested in a higher-quality sprue cutter the difference was like night and day. In this post, I share my best nippers & sprue cutters that I have tested over the past few years.
Stahly’s best primers & spray paints for painting Warhammer miniatures
A good primer is essential for preserving the fine details of your miniatures, and is the first step to an impressive paint job. Here comes a guide to the best primers & spray paints for painting Warhammer miniatures, from classic black and white to coloured and metallic sprays, with additional recommendations for Contrast and “one coat” paints, based on over 20 years of my own experience.
Review: Wolf Bristle Brushes Set by Chronicle Cards
We all are familiar with sable, goat hair, and synthetic bristles for our miniature painting brushes. But why not… wolf bristles? Chronicle Cards has a beautifully made brush set with ten brushes from size 000 to 7, with rosewood handles and responsibly sourced wolf fibre. In this review, I’ll find out if the quality and longevity are up to high-quality Kolinsky sable.
Stahly’s best brushes for painting miniatures (budget, high-end & vegan)
They say “a craftsman is only as good as his tools” – and that‘s true. A good brush that holds its tip for a long time will help you paint better and more precisely. Here are the best brushes for painting miniatures, from budget to high-end with additional recommendations for drybrushes and vegan brushes, based on over 20 years of painting.
Review: Speedpaint by The Army Painter – really better than Contrast?
After many weeks of testing and experimenting, here is my final The Army Painter Speedpaint review. Are they really better and cheaper than Contrast or is it just a YouTube hype?
Stahly’s best matt varnishes for painting miniatures (spray, airbrush & brush-on)
The search for the perfect matt varnish can be like the search for the holy grail. Protecting your miniatures is a must, but too many models have been ruined thanks to a bad can of varnish. Many matt varnishes also tend to have a slight satin sheen even though the product says matt finish. Finding the best matt varnishes for painting miniatures is difficult, but not impossible. I’m here to help.