Miniature painting service

Are you looking for someone to paint your models and miniatures for board games, RPG Role playing games, tabletop wargames or to lavishly paint Dungeons & Dragons hero or your favorite Primaris space-marine lieutenant?

Find out about the different painting qualities offered:

I offer professionally custom painted miniatures. Improve your army and your game today ! Those 10 victory points awarded for a fully painted battle-ready Warhammer 40k army could make a difference in a close game !

  • Warhammer 40K
  • Age of Sigmar
  • Warmachine
  • Legion Star Wars
  • pièces uniques.
  • Modélisation 3D (Blender 3D) et impression résine de modèles et pièces originales.

Painting levels

Tabletop

Le stricte minimum. Joli à plus d’un mètre. Pour ne pas perdre les 10 points attribués à la peinture à Warhammer 40k.

Trois couleurs de base. Aucune ombre ou lumière. Aucun effet spécial. La base est peinte d’une couleur unie. Minimum de 10 modèles identiques.

Tabletop +

Un beau travail vu à 30 centimètres.

5-10 couleurs de base, ombres, lumières, finition de base et décor simple.

Tous les moyens sont bons pour arriver à de meilleurs résultats de façon efficace et économique. Airbrush, drybrush, lavis à l’huile, décalques, peintures techniques, textures.

Exposition

Le soin et la minutie. Les pièces peintes à ce niveau obtiendront une place d’honneur sur votre tablette la plus en vue.

Aucune restriction au nombre de couleurs. Toutes les méthodes sont bonnes pour arriver à de meilleurs résultats. Effets spéciaux, textures, peinture à main levée.

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How to paint miniatures

Assemble the miniature: Assemble the miniature following the instructions. Make sure all pieces fit snugly and glue them together with the appropriate glue. Prime the miniature: Apply a coat of primer to the miniature using an airbrush or a brush. The primer provides a uniform base for the paint to adhere to and helps to hide any imperfections. Basecoat: Apply a basecoat of paint using a brush or an airbrush. The basecoat helps to define the main colors of the miniature. Wash: Apply a wash to the miniature to shade the crevices and recesses. A wash is a thinned-down paint that helps to give the miniature a more natural look. Drybrushing: Drybrushing is a technique used to add highlights to the miniature. Take a small amount of paint on a dry brush and lightly drag it across the surface of the miniature to only pick up the raised parts. Repeat until desired effect is achieved. Highlights: Apply highlights to the highest points of the miniature to give it depth and definition. Use a small brush for this stage. Paint the details: Paint the eyes, buttons, and any other small parts. Use a fine brush for this stage.

With these steps, you'll be able to paint your miniatures and bring them to life. Experiment with different techniques and enjoy the creative process. Happy painting!

Miniature painting for high tabletop quality requires a combination of artistry, strategy, and discipline. The goal is to produce a high volume of high-quality, fully painted miniatures in a given amount of time. This requires a detailed plan and a specific set of techniques to create visually stunning pieces while also ensuring consistency and efficiency.
Artistry is crucial to achieving a high-quality finish. This involves a good understanding of color theory, shading, and highlighting techniques to bring the miniature to life. Strategy is also important when it comes to miniature painting. The artist must have a clear plan in mind before starting, including which colors to use and how to apply them. The artist should also have all the necessary supplies ready, including paint, brushes, and other tools, to ensure a smooth and efficient workflow. Discipline is key to completing a high-quality miniature. The artist must be able to stay focused and avoid distractions while also working quickly and accurately. This requires a great deal of practice and experience to develop the skills necessary to produce a detailed figure for a tabletop game or creating a one-of-a-kind collectible. La stratégie est également importante lorsqu’il s’agit de peinture miniature. L’artiste doit avoir un plan clair en tête avant de commencer, y compris les couleurs à utiliser et comment les appliquer. L’artiste doit également disposer de toutes les fournitures nécessaires, y compris de la peinture, des pinceaux et d’autres outils, pour assurer un flux de travail fluide et efficace. La discipline est essentielle pour réaliser une miniature de haute qualité. L’artiste doit être capable de rester concentré et d’éviter les distractions tout en travaillant rapidement et avec précision. Cela nécessite beaucoup de pratique et d’expérience pour développer les compétences nécessaires pour produire une figure détaillée pour un jeu de table ou créer un objet de collection unique en son genre.

As a Warhammer 40K player, I understand the importance of strategy and tactics in a game. The miniatures are not just pieces to be painted, they are a crucial aspect of the game, and I take great pride in ensuring that each one is meticulously painted to enhance the gaming experience. I am constantly learning and evolving my skills to bring new and exciting elements to your army and your game.

Regardless of the level of painting, the main goal is always to create a miniature that is aesthetically pleasing and true to the intended character or subject. The level of detail and realism will vary depending on the intended use of the miniature.

Tabletop Painting: Tabletop painting is a level of miniature painting that is meant to be functional and aesthetically pleasing, with a focus on quality and detail. This level of painting is typically used for tabletop games, where the miniature will be handled and played with, but still needs to look good.

High Tabletop Painting: High tabletop painting is a step up from tabletop painting, with a higher level of detail and quality. This level is often used for miniatures that will be displayed and used in high-end tabletop games. The miniatures are often intricately detailed and may be painted with advanced techniques, such as blending and highlighting.

Display Level Painting: Display level painting is the highest level of miniature painting and is meant for miniatures that will be displayed and not used for gaming. These miniatures are often painted with the highest level of detail and realism, with an emphasis on capturing the essence of the character or subject being depicted. Display level painting may use advanced techniques such as weathering, OSL (object source lighting), and other effects to enhance the overall realism of the miniature.

The workspace

Having a good work place is essential for miniature painting as it helps to ensure the quality of the final product. Here are some reasons why a good workspace is important: Organization: A clean and organized workspace allows for easy access to all the tools and supplies needed for painting, reducing the risk of losing or misplacing items and improving efficiency. Comfort: A comfortable workspace reduces physical strain and fatigue, allowing the painter to work for longer periods of time with better results. Lighting: Good lighting is critical for accurately seeing the colors and details of the miniature being painted. This can include natural light, task lighting (LAMP), and color-correct lighting. Air Quality: Proper ventilation and air quality are important to protect the painter from harmful fumes and to prevent paint from drying too quickly. This is especially true when using an airbrush and paint particles are an issue. Having a good work place not only makes the painting process easier and more enjoyable, but it also helps ensure that the final product is of the highest quality possible.

A good desk lamp is essential when painting miniatures because it provides adequate lighting that allows you to see the details of the
miniature and the paint as you work. This can help to prevent mistakes and ensure a better final result.

In terms of brightness, a desk lamp with a luminosity of at least 600-1000 lumens is recommended. A higher luminosity can provide
brighter light, which can be helpful for working on small details.

In terms of light temperature, a daylight-balanced LED desk lamp with a color temperature of around 5000-6500K is ideal. This type of
light mimics natural daylight and provides a bright, neutral light that helps to highlight the true colors of the paint and the
miniature. It can also help to reduce eye strain and fatigue, making it easier to work for longer periods of time.

Head-mounted magnifying glasses are used for miniature painting because they allow the painter to have a magnified view of their work while keeping their hands free to paint. This is particularly helpful when working on small and intricate details, such as eyes, fur, or tiny decorations, where precise brushstrokes are important. By wearing the magnifying glasses on the head, the painter can work in a comfortable position without having to hold a magnifying lens or move their head around to see different parts of the painting. This helps the painter to maintain a consistent level of focus and reduces eye strain and neck pain that can occur with traditional magnifying tools. Additionally, head-mounted magnifying glasses often have adjustable magnification levels, allowing the painter to customize the level of magnification to their needs and preference.
You need a wet palette. It’s easy to make one yourself..
A wet palette is a painting tool used to keep acrylic or water-based paint moist while in use. It typically consists of a plastic or metal container with a lid that has a mixing surface and a section for holding a moistened palette paper. The palette paper is soaked in water and placed on the mixing surface, where paint is placed and mixed. The lid is then closed to keep the paint and paper moist, extending the working time of the paint and preventing it from drying out. Wet palettes are commonly used for painting miniatures, where the artist requires a longer working time with the paint, and for techniques such as blending and layering. Gather materials: Wet palette, palette paper, acrylic paint, mixing surface. Soak the palette paper in water for 5-10 minutes. Place the soaked paper on the mixing surface of the wet palette. Squeeze small amounts of acrylic paint onto the palette. Cover the paint with a piece of plastic wrap to keep it from drying out. Dip your brush into the paint and use it to mix and thin the paint as desired. Repeat steps 4-6 as needed during the painting session. Seal the palette with plastic wrap or a lid when not in use to keep paint fresh. To make one yourself., get a largeish plastic container, put some layers of wet paper towel at the bottom, place a piece of parchment paper over the wet paper towel you now have a wet palette.

Assembly

Assembling plastic miniatures involves several steps, including preparing the parts, cleaning them, assembling them, and finally, gluing them together. Here is a general guide.
Assemble the miniature following the instructions. Reading the instruction leaflet is often a good first step.

Assembly techniques used for resin and plastic miniatures are slightly different.

Plastic miniatures

Plastic miniatures are typically made from Polystyrene (PS) and are supplied unassembled on a sprue. The assembly process for plastic miniatures is typically faster and easier compared to resin miniatures. The sprue must be cut with the flat part of a nipper and the individual pieces must be assembled using plastic glue (after dry fitting).

Prepare the parts: Take the time to carefully examine the plastic parts and identify any that are damaged or missing. Remove any flash (excess plastic) from the parts using a sharp hobby knife or clippers.

Assemble the parts: Dry fit the parts together to get a feel for how they fit and identify any that need further cleaning or sanding. Once you are satisfied with the fit, use plastic glue to begin assembling the parts.

Glue the parts: Apply glue to the connecting surfaces and carefully fit the parts together. Hold the parts in place for a minute or two until the glue sets. Repeat the process for all the parts, ensuring that they are securely joined together.

Finishing touches: Once the glue has set, use a hobby knife or sandpaper to clean up any excess glue or rough edges.

Resin miniatures

Resin miniatures are cast in high-quality resin, which has a more flexible and malleable consistency when cast. Resin miniatures are typically sold in multiple pieces and require more complex assembly than plastic miniatures. The pieces must be cleaned with soap and water to remove left over mold release agent from the production process. Remove any mold lines or casting imperfections using a knife and a needle file or sandpaper. Use a filter mask before sanding as resin dust may be toxic. After dry-fitting, glue the pieces together using superglue. Large pieces can be pinned together for more strength. Small holes are drilled on either sides of the pieces and a metal rod is inserted to hold the pieces together. Epoxy glue can also be used in this technique. Resin miniatures often require a little more time and effort to assemble, but the end result is typically a higher-quality and more detailed miniature.

Pin assembly using metal wire is a common method used by miniature painters to secure parts of a miniature together. It is especially useful for attaching delicate or heavy pieces that may not be strong enough to hold in place with just glue. The process involves inserting a thin wire into the miniature and securing it in place with a pin vise. Then, the wire is bent and shaped to fit into the adjacent piece, and the two pieces are held together with superglue. This method allows for a secure hold while still allowing some movement, which can be useful for fine-tuning the pose of the miniature. Additionally, the metal wire provides a sturdy and durable connection that can withstand handling and gaming play. However, it is important to note that excessive handling can damage the miniature, so care should be taken when using this technique.

Magnets are used when assembling miniatures to securely hold parts in place and to allow for various loadouts for your models. Here are the steps to use magnets in miniature assembly:

Preparation: Purchase small rare-earth magnets and drill holes in the corresponding pieces to be assembled.

Placement: Insert a magnet in each hole and align the corresponding pieces.

Strength adjustment: The strength of the magnet can be adjusted by increasing or decreasing the number of magnets used or by changing the size of the magnet.

Glue: Magnets can provide a temporary hold, but for a permanent hold, glue can be added after the magnets are in place.

By using magnets in miniature assembly, parts can be easily disassembled for painting or storage and reassembled without damaging the parts or losing their alignment.

The Army Painter Pin-Vise is a tool used in miniature assembly to hold drill bits and make precise holes in miniatures. It is designed
specifically for hobbyists and miniature painters. Here are the features of the Army Painter Pin-Vise:

Ergonomic design: The Pin-Vise has an ergonomic handle for comfortable grip and reduced hand fatigue.

Adjustable chuck: The chuck can be adjusted to hold drill bits from 0.3mm to 2.0mm.

Two-step mechanism: The Pin-Vise has a two-step mechanism to prevent over-drilling and reduce the risk of damage to the miniature.

Portable: The Pin-Vise is lightweight and portable, making it convenient for hobbyists and miniature painters to use on the go.

The Army Painter Pin-Vise is used to make holes in miniatures for assembling with magnets or adding special details like buttons and
rivets. With its precision and ease of use, the Pin-Vise is a useful tool for hobbyists and miniature painters.

I often use PCB drill bits when assembling miniatures because they are specifically designed for drilling through thin
materials, such as plastic and metal. These bits have a sharp tip and a straight cutting edge, which allows for precise and clean holes.

Using PCB drill bits for miniature assembly can also help to prevent breakage and chipping of the material, as well as minimize damage to
the drill bit itself. This results in a smoother and more efficient assembly process.

It is important to note that PCB drill bits come in various sizes, so you should choose the appropriate size based on the thickness of
the m

The Wow Stick Drill is a handheld tool used in miniature assembly to make precise holes in miniatures. It is specifically designed for
hobbyists and miniature painters. Here are the features of the Wow Stick Drill:

Cordless: The Wow Stick Drill is cordless, making it convenient to use without being tethered to an electrical outlet.

Adjustable speed: The drill has adjustable speed settings, allowing you to control the speed of the drill bit to prevent over-drilling
and minimize the risk of damage to the miniature.

Lightweight: The drill is lightweight, making it easy to handle and reducing hand fatigue.

Rechargeable battery: The drill is powered by a rechargeable battery, providing a convenient and eco-friendly alternative to traditional
electrical drills.

The Wow Stick Drill is used to make holes in miniatures for assembling with magnets or adding special details like buttons and rivets.
With its precision, ease of use, and cordless design, the Wow Stick Drill is a popular tool among hobbyists and miniature painters.

It’s important to work carefully and patiently when assembling miniatures, as the quality of the final product will depend on the care you take during the assembly process. Both plastic and resin miniatures have their pros and cons, and the choice between them will depend on the desired level of detail, ease of assembly, overall quality but especially availability. Assembly is an important step in the miniature-painting process and allows for customization and personalization of the model. A miniature kitbash is a process where two or more miniatures from different kits or sets are combined to create a unique and customized miniature. This can be done by cutting and modifying the parts of the miniatures, or by combining pieces from multiple miniatures to create a new figure or model. The kitbash process can be used to create unique and personalized miniatures for tabletop games or as a creative outlet for hobbyists.
Kitbashing is a popular technique for miniature painters, sculptors, and hobbyists to create one-of-a-kind models that are not available commercially. The process requires creativity, technical skill, and a good understanding of the properties of the materials used. The end result can be a highly detailed and customized miniature that stands out from other miniatures in the hobby or gaming community.

After assembly, the miniature will be ready to be primed and painted.

Bases

Having a finished base on a wargaming miniature is important for several reasons. Firstly, it provides a solid foundation for the miniature to stand on during gaming and helps prevent it from tipping over. A well-made base can also help to stabilize the miniature and prevent it from warping or bending over time. A finished base adds to the overall aesthetic of the miniature and enhances its visual appeal. A base can be painted or textured to match the environment or terrain in which the miniature is meant to be situated, providing a sense of context and realism. A finished base can also help to distinguish one miniature from another in a large wargame, making it easier to keep track of individual units and their movements. A finished base can also provide a space for incorporating additional details, such as terrain elements, battlefield debris, or even inscriptions, to further enhance the overall look of the miniature. Hving a finished base is an important aspect of miniature wargaming, as it provides visual stability and appeal, and helps to distinguish individual miniatures.

Coral sand (or any other dirt or sand from a local baseball field, cooked 30 minutes at 200c) can be used as a basing material for miniatures and dioramas by following these steps:

  • Clean the surface of the miniature or diorama base to ensure proper adhesion.
  • Apply a thin layer of glue or sealant to the base.
    Sprinkle the coral sand over the surface and spread it evenly.
  • Allow it to dry and set.
  • Use a dry brush to remove any excess sand and create texture.
  • Repeat the process if desired until the desired thickness is achieved.
  • Paint or finish the base as desired to match the miniature or diorama.

It is not necessarily better to use cheap Apple Barrel acrylic paints for painting bases and dioramas but it’s cheaper for sure. The choice of paint
depends on the individual’s preferences, the type of project, and the desired final result. Factors such as quality, coverage, drying
time, and cost should be considered when selecting paint for a project. Some artists may find that Apple Barrel acrylic paints work well
for their purposes, while others may prefer to use more expensive, high-quality paints. Ultimately, the best paint is the one that works
well for the specific project and meets the artist’s needs and preferences.

Priming

Priming a plastic miniature before painting is important for several reasons:
  • Improves paint adhesion: Primer helps to better adhere the paint to the surface of the miniature, ensuring a more uniform and long-lasting result.
  • Covers imperfections: Primer helps to mask defects such as small indentations, rough spots, and marks on the miniature surface.
  • Makes painting easier: Primer provides a uniform base for painting, making it easier to apply brighter and more vibrant colors.
  • Prolongs paint lifespan: Primer helps to protect the paint from damage caused by UV rays and humidity, which can prolong the lifespan of the paint.
  • Facilitates color blending: Primer can help to balance the colors of different parts of the miniature and make them stand out more uniformly.
Using primer is a key element to ensure a high-quality painting result on miniatures. It is therefore recommended to always use primer before painting a miniature

Chaos Black Primer is a spray paint produced by Games Workshop for priming miniatures. It provides an even black basecoat, which makes it easy to see the details of the miniature and provides a good surface for the paint to adhere to. It dries quickly, and its fast-drying formula minimizes the risk of smudging or damaging the miniature while handling. Chaos Black Primer is suitable for use with both brush and airbrush and is a popular choice for miniature painters. It is designed to work well with the other products in Games Workshop’s painting range, ensuring a high-quality finish for your miniatures.

Stynylrez Badger Primer is a type of primer specifically designed for miniature painting. It is typically used to prepare surfaces, such as plastic, resin, and metal miniatures, for painting. The primer helps to create an even and smooth surface, promoting better paint adhesion, durability and longevity. It is usually applied by brush or airbrush. Some of its features include fast drying time, ease of sanding and the ability to be used with a wide range of paints.

Vallejo Black Surface Primer is a high-quality primer designed for use in miniature painting. It is used as the first step in the painting process to prepare the surface of the miniature for further painting. The black color provides a uniform, dark base for the subsequent layers of paint, allowing for greater contrast and vibrancy in the final result. It also helps to mask any imperfections or inconsistencies in the surface of the miniature. Vallejo Black Surface Primer dries quickly, is easy to apply and has a consistent, smooth finish. It is a popular choice among miniature painters due to its effectiveness, versatility, and affordability.

Brushes

Using the right brush will save time and frustration, allowing the miniature painter to prioritize certain aspects of the painting process.

Cheap brushes can be used for most work on a miniature. Basecoats, drybrushing, bases,  textures and large painted areas, can all be painted with cheap brushes.

Using a good brush is an important aspect of miniature painting as it directly affects the quality and accuracy of the final result. A good brush should have the following qualities:

  • Point and tip shape: A brush with a fine point and sharp tip allows for precise application of paint and line work.
  • Hair quality: Synthetic or natural hair brushes with a high quality, fine and uniform texture will result in smoother and more consistent application of paint.
  • Durability: Good brushes should be durable and maintain their shape over time. This helps to ensure consistent quality and reduces the need to continually replace brushes.
  • Size: Selecting the right brush size for the task is important. Small brushes allow for intricate detail work, while larger brushes are better suited for larger areas of color.

Having a good brush can greatly enhance the accuracy and finesse of a miniature paint job, making it easier to achieve the desired look and finish.

You can use something like Masters Brush Soap & Preserver to clean your brushes.

The Winsor & Newton Kolinsky Série 7 Size 2 Short Handle brush is a fine-tipped paintbrush made from kolinsky, a type of marten from Central Asia. Kolinsky hair is regarded as one of the best materials for paintbrushes due to its softness, resilience, and ability to hold a large amount of liquid. The Size 2 brush is a small, round brush with a pointed tip and a short handle for better precision. It is especially suited for fine details and finishing work in watercolor painting, allowing for precise lines and soft gradations. The Winsor
& Newton Série 7 is considered one of the highest quality watercolor brush lines, making it a popular choice among professional watercolorists.

The Raphael 8404 #2 Sable Brush is a fine-tipped brush made from the hair of the sable, a type of weasel native to Asia. Sable hair is highly valued in the art world for its softness, strength, and ability to retain a sharp point, making it ideal for delicate painting tasks. The 8404 #2 brush is a small to medium-sized brush, typically with a length of 17-18mm and a width of 4-5mm, with a pointed tip.
This brush is commonly used for fine detail work in painting, such as outlining, lettering, or filling in small spaces with paint. It is also well suited for watercolor and gouache painting, where its fine point and soft bristles allow for delicate washes and controlled lines. The Raphael 8404 #2 Sable Brush is known for its high quality and durability, making it a popular choice among artists.

Acrylic paints

I’m sorry, I don’t have specific information or opinion on acrylic miniature paints. However, some popular brands in this market are Citadel, Vallejo, Army Painter, Reaper Miniatures, Games Workshop, Tamiya, and AK Interactive. All have good and bad paints. You need to try some to decide what you like best.

Liquitex Professional Heavy Body Acrylic Paint can be used for miniature painting by thinning it with water or medium to the desired
consistency, then brushing it onto the miniature surface. The heavy body consistency allows for fine details to be captured and the
fast-drying nature of acrylic paint makes it ideal for layering and blending. It is important to clean brushes thoroughly after use to
prevent the paint from drying in the bristles.

Golden So-Flat are a type of acrylic paint produced by Golden Paints. They are known for their flat finish and low sheen, making
them suitable for use in miniature painting. They can be used to create a range of effects, such as washes, glazes, and other types of
shading and highlighting techniques. To use Golden So-Flat paints for miniature painting, the paint can be thinned with water or medium
and then applied to the miniature with a brush or airbrush. The low sheen of the paint helps to achieve a smooth, even finish on the
miniature, which is particularly useful for creating realistic skin tones and other subtle effects.

Vallejo Duralluminum paint is a metallic paint made by Vallejo, a brand that specializes in high-quality paints for hobby and artistic
use. Duralluminum paint is formulated to produce a metallic shine, giving it a realistic appearance when used to paint miniatures,
models, or other objects. It is fast-drying, water-based, and can be used on various surfaces including plastic, metal, and resin. The
paint can be applied using an airbrush or brush, and can be blended with other Vallejo paints to achieve a variety of effects.

Squeeze bottles can be useful when painting miniatures. They allow for precise application of paint and are convenient for mixing
and storing small amounts of paint. Additionally, squeeze bottles minimize the amount of brush cleaning required between color changes.
They can also be used for glazing, wash techniques and for applying water or thinner to the paint.

Oil paints

Oil paint can be used in miniature painting as it provides a smooth and buttery consistency, allowing for precise brush strokes and
blending. Winsor & Newton Winton oil paints are a student-grade oil paint that offer good quality and affordability. They have a wide
range of colors and are easy to work with, making them a popular choice among miniature painters. To use oil paint in miniature painting,
it is best to prime the surface beforehand and allow it to dry completely. The oil paint should be thinned with a solvent, such as
turpentine or white spirit, before application. To avoid smudging, the paint should be allowed to dry completely between layers, which
may take several days or more depending on the thickness of the paint and the conditions.

Oil paint can be used in miniature painting to create a smooth, opaque layer, to glaze over other layers of paint, or to build up the
paint gradually. Winsor & Newton Winton oil paints are a range of oil paints that are suitable for miniature painting and other art
forms. They are made with high-quality pigments and a balanced consistency that allows for good control and easy application. The Winton
range is known for its affordability, making it a popular choice among artists and hobbyists.

Oil washes are a painting technique used to add shading and depth to miniatures. To make an oil wash, follow these steps:

  • Thin out the oil paint by mixing it with a solvent, such as turpentine or mineral spirits, until it has the consistency of ink.
  • Load a brush with the thinned paint and apply it to the miniature, letting it flow into crevices and shadows.
  • Blot the excess paint with a clean brush or paper towel.
    Let the wash dry completely, which may take several hours or overnight.
  • Repeat the process, adding additional layers of wash for deeper shading, if desired.Note: Oil paint dries slowly, and the thinned wash may take several days or even weeks to dry completely. Be sure to work in a
    well-ventilated area and take appropriate safety precautions when using solvents.

When painting miniatures with oil paints, Winsor & Newton Artists Oil Painting Solvent can be used to thin the paint and to clean
brushes. To use it, add a small amount of the solvent to the paint on your palette or directly to the brush and mix it until the desired
consistency is achieved. Then apply the paint to the miniature as desired. When finished, clean your brushes with the solvent to remove
any paint residue. Remember to always use solvents in a well-ventilated area and take proper safety precautions.

Airbrush

A spray booth is used when using an airbrush for painting miniatures for several reasons:

Dust control: The spray booth provides a closed space where paint particles and debris can be controlled, avoiding dust settling on the
paint and maintaining the quality of the finish.

Ventilation: The spray booth offers adequate ventilation to evacuate solvent and paint fumes, which can be harmful to health and the
environment.

Cleanliness: The spray booth helps maintain a clean and organized work environment, useful to avoid mistakes and cross-contaminations
between colors.

Flexibility: Spray booths are often equipped with built-in lighting and mirrors, allowing for painting of hard to reach areas and
monitoring progress of the paint.

In summary, using a spray booth with an airbrush improves the quality, safety, and efficiency of miniature painting.

Using a half facepiece respirator, such as the 3M 6300, is recommended when using an airbrush to protect the user from inhaling harmful
particles or fumes from the paint. Airbrushing often involves fine sprays of paint and other chemicals, which can be inhaled, leading to
health problems such as respiratory irritation, allergies or more serious health problems over time. Wearing a half facepiece respirator
provides a barrier between the user and the potentially harmful particles, providing a safer painting experience.

Tamiya airbrush cleaner is a solvent-based cleaner specifically designed for use with airbrushes. It is formulated to dissolve and remove
dried or uncured paint from the airbrush, making cleaning and maintenance quick and easy. The cleaner is compatible with a variety of
paint types and materials, including acrylic, enamel, and lacquer. Its efficient cleaning properties allow for minimal disassembly of the
airbrush and helps to extend the life of the tool.

Tamiya 87208 Masking Tape 3mm is a low-tack adhesive tape commonly used for masking and protecting areas of a surface during painting. To
use it, simply cut a length of the tape and place it onto the desired area to be masked. The tape can be easily removed without damaging
the surface or leaving residue. It is typically used for model making and miniature painting, but can also be used for various arts and
crafts projects.

Alligator clip sticks with base holders can be useful when airbrushing small parts and miniatures as they allow for the miniature or small part to be held securely in place while being airbrushed. The alligator clip can be attached to the miniature or part and then held in place with the base holder, leaving both hands free for airbrushing. This can be especially useful for getting into hard to reach areas or when airbrushing multiple miniatures in succession, as it saves time and effort compared to constantly having to reposition the miniature by hand.

The Harder & Steenbeck Infinity CR Plus airbrush is a high-end, double-action airbrush that is popular among miniature painters and hobbyists. It is known for its precision, reliability and versatility. The CR Plus model features a stainless steel needle and nozzle for durability and longevity, and an ergonomic design for comfortable use. The double-action trigger allows for control of both air and paint flow, making it easy to create fine lines and details, as well as achieve a wide range of shading and blending techniques. The airbrush also has a adjustable fluid needle and a large color cup, allowing for easy color changes and less frequent refilling. Overall, the Harder & Steenbeck Infinity CR Plus airbrush is a top-of-the-line tool for professional-level miniature painting and other airbrushing projects.

The Paasche TG-3F is a dual action airbrush that can be used for various tasks, including miniature painting. It features a metal body,
adjustable paint flow control, and a 0.38 mm nozzle size. The dual action trigger allows for both air and paint control, making it easier
to achieve fine details and a smooth application. To use the Paasche TG-3F for miniature painting, the airbrush should be cleaned
thoroughly after each use to avoid clogging, and the paint should be thinned appropriately for the desired effect. The Paasche TG-3F can
be used with both water-based and solvent-based paints, making it a versatile tool for miniature painting.

The Gocheer 100-250V Dual Action Airbrush with Mini Compressor Kit is an airbrush system designed for use in hobby and fine arts applications. It features a dual-action airbrush gun with adjustable air and fluid control, allowing for a wide range of spray patterns and fine-tuned application. The included mini compressor is quiet and portable, making it easy to use in a variety of settings. The kit also includes an airbrush holder, air hose, and a cleaning kit. The Gocheer 100-250V Dual Action Airbrush Portable Airbrush Gun with Mini Compressor Quiet Kit is suitable for a range of surfaces and materials, including fabrics, paper, and plastic, and is ideal for hobbyists, artists, and hobby painters who need a versatile and portable airbrushing system.