These sheets of white styrene are perfect for creating custom add-ons for your minimates. They are available at most hobby stores for a dollar or two per sheet.
These paints are available at Wal-Mart and give great coverage with less coats while leaving a metallic finish.
This is a great matte finish clear acrylic spray sealer available at Wal-mart.
This is the "Drill Master" 80 piece electric rotary tool set. Ones like this can be found on eBay for around $15. This tool is great for creating battle damage on your minimates.
This nice little set of Exacto knives came from Wal-Mart and has been extremely useful and convenient and was surprisingly inexpensive.
These are run-of-the-mill shish kabob skewers, and they are perfect for holding minimate body parts when applying paint.
This is blue painters (masking) tape available at most home repair, hobby, or discount stores.
These are the "Painters Opaque Paint Markers" that I recently discovered for painting smaller details. They come in many color choices and a few different tip sizes. These came from Wal-Mart.
These acrylic paints are less than a dollar at most hobby shops, but are usually the least expensive at Wal-Mart.