Keeping A Painting Journal

Between a sluggish painting speed and the occasional hiatus I’ve occasionally found myself at a loss when trying to remember how I painted older models.  I can usually remember the technique I used but don’t always recall specifics like paint mixing ratios.  Late last year I finally decided it might be a good time to Read more about Keeping A Painting Journal[…]

Different Strokes: Technique and Painting Speed

Recently I’ve been experimenting with a few of the techniques that the Privateer Press painting staff talk about in their recent books.  It’s taken a while to adapt to a new way of doing things but after getting used to it I’ve been able to increase the speed I can paint a figure pretty significantly. Read more about Different Strokes: Technique and Painting Speed[…]

Miniature Sealant

Once a miniature hits the table, it’s inevitably going to be subjected to the rigors of gaming.  Even the most careful of gamers will have accidents.  It’s painful to see hours of hard work spent painting a figure vanish in one quick tabletop accident, but that’s why most gamers seal their miniatures after painting them.

So how do you want it?

Sealants come in a variety of finishes, but for the most part they can be grouped as gloss, satin, and matte.  Most people prefer a matte finish on their gaming miniatures but this brings with it a problem.  Unfortunately the strength of a sealant is usually proportional with how glossy the finish is, meaning matte sealants tend to offer the least amount of protection to miniatures.  This isn’t as much of an issue with a display pieces but with a model that will face the rigors of the game table it means being more susceptible to damage.

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