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  1. The best tools that I have found for sculpting are ones that I made myself, whose tips are actually sculpted from Greenstuff. I wrote an article that describes how I made these sculpting tools, which I find work far better than official sculpting tools that you can buy. You can find the article here: http://how-to-paint-miniatures.com/sculpting-home-made-tools.html If you already have purchased Greenstuff (two-part blue/yellow epoxy putty), making a set of these tools will only cost about $5, compared with up to $35 for ones that I found on Amazon. Also, if you want to get start
  2. Cyradis, There are a few sealants that I have had good luck with. I describe them on my article page dedicated to sealers at http://how-to-paint-miniatures.com/miniature-painting-sealer-protect.html if you're interested. One benefit that I find with sealers is that you can seal a miniature at each step of the painting process, then if you get paint into areas you didn't intend to get paint on, while the paint is still wet, you can lightly scrub away the paint with a damp brush. It's like having an "undo" function when painting. :) Have a great day and Happy Pain
  3. Gargs, I'm just curious, but why don't you like spray sealants?
  4. I can't imagine painting without a wet palette, now. What I find works best for me is a Pyrex container that comes with a lid. I cut 3 sheets of white felt that just fits in the bottom of the container. I put a tiny drop of liquid soap like you'd hand wash dishes with, then add water until it completely soaks the felt. I add the liquid soap to break up the water's surface tension. This can help to prevent rings when the paint dries. I set a piece of either printer paper that's cut to size or cardstock. With printer paper, it curls upward when you set it on the wet felt, so j
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