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  1. I suspect that OBL's death isn't the end but...

    I suspect that OBL's death isn't the end but rather the reopening of a wound that will continue to bleed. They did issue travel warnings and I don't think without good reason. He's just the head of...
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    Looks awesome :D

    Looks awesome :D
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    hahaha more like the second. I'm looking for...

    hahaha more like the second.
    I'm looking for something 16th-19th century or so (so historical) who has just had something go terribly awry.
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    someone looking horrified

    Can anybody point me to a mini (human male) that looks shocked, or otherwise horrifed/annoyed?

    I'm having a terrible time trying to enter search terms to find something!
  5. Thread: I need ninjas.

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    I need ninjas.

    Specifically, historically accurate 28mm or so ninjas.

    Can anyone lead me to some good ones?

    Japanese guys to fight the ninjas would be awesome too if you know of any!

    Thanks!
  6. Thread: Blending-NMM

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    If you've got a good brush you can just use the...

    If you've got a good brush you can just use the side of it... load some moderately watered down black (or your darkest shade) onto the tip of a wet brush and paint with the side rather than the...
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    I was going to suggest spray matte then paint-on...

    I was going to suggest spray matte then paint-on gloss over the metallic parts. It isn't a perfect match in my opinion (because gloss never looks to me like metal), but it does make the metallic...
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    I would wonder and worry a little bit about how...

    I would wonder and worry a little bit about how the chemicals would change the paint on the model and if it'd last for years. Is it totally inert do you think?
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    The VOR 2.0 kickstarter project

    Hey people, a number of you might remember the game VOR: The Maelstrom by FASA. It went out of production some years ago but now there is a new edition in the works!

    Mike Nielsen ("Skuzzy"),...
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    Kids are like cats in that they herd and obey...

    Kids are like cats in that they herd and obey instructions in much the same way.

    Kids are also a lot like ferrets. More like ferrets than anything, I think, because they like to find your stuff...
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    Anima Painting Contest

    Just wanted to pass on word that there's a painting contest going on over at Warmonger Gameday for Anima Tactics.

    First prize is $50 Cipher Store credit!
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    Wow, she looks... awesome. Well done man.

    Wow, she looks... awesome. Well done man.
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    Hey I married my husband because of exactly that:...

    Hey I married my husband because of exactly that: "does this make my butt look big?" "Yes. Go change it." It worked magic for my esteem of him. Go with honesty if you want it to last.

    As for...
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    Have to agree with Angorak. If she makes you...

    Have to agree with Angorak. If she makes you give it up, make her give something important up. If she won't, she's not a keeper.

    Also have to disagree with the girl->marriage->kid->minis order:...
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    You could also try Cordelia Rosalind by...

    You could also try Cordelia Rosalind by Anima:Tactics (Cipher Studios). She's got a gun, but if you don't mind chopping that off, she's great.
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    Should go introduce yourself on the Anima forums...

    Should go introduce yourself on the Anima forums too and post your Elhaym in the Workshop subforum, you'll probably get some nice oohs and ahhs :)
  17. Thread: clear coating

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    You guys all suggest several coats of something. ...

    You guys all suggest several coats of something. Is one coat of Dullcote a bad idea?
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    *smacks face* Yeah... that would work. You...

    *smacks face*

    Yeah... that would work. You know, I had actually thought of that a long time ago and totally forgot. Feel like a real idiot now.

    Thanks guys for the contributions - I think I...
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    Except that I have a toddler who will eat them....

    Except that I have a toddler who will eat them.
    :D

    I want to clarify: by Paintier-style organizer I mean something that shows the side,vertically, of all the paints. A box or anything stackable...
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    Paint Organizers

    So... I have a question about what you use to organize your paints. I like the concept of the Paintier. But I hate how it looks.

    I'm wondering if any of you have something that essentially...
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    I think DXM was joking with ya ;) Awesome effect.

    I think DXM was joking with ya ;)
    Awesome effect.
  22. Thread: Airbrush help

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    Alright, thanks!!

    Alright, thanks!!
  23. Thread: Oil pastels??

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    If using shaved pastels (not cray-pas) would you...

    If using shaved pastels (not cray-pas) would you fix the colors to the model with alcohol/solvent like you do with weathering pigments?
  24. Thread: Airbrush help

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    (thanks GeM) One more question... Instead of...

    (thanks GeM)

    One more question... Instead of a compressor have any of you had success with a CO2 tank (and if so, what kind? Like dive shop tank?)
  25. Thread: Airbrush help

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    thank you!

    thank you!
  26. Thread: Airbrush help

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    well... I mean like capes, not grandad's forehead...

    well... I mean like capes, not grandad's forehead wrinkles of course :)

    Thank you for the very helpful links and advice!
    In scouring the net I have now two more questions... nowhere have I seen...
  27. Thread: Airbrush help

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    I'm looking right now at this...

    I'm looking right now at this http://www.artsupply.com/Harder-Steenbeck-Evolution-Solo-Airbrush_p_62601.html and this...
  28. Thread: Airbrush help

    by kirara
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    Airbrush help

    I'm wondering if anyone can point me in the right direction for getting started in airbrushing (minis)?

    What is the best brand/model of airbrush in your opinion?
    What kind of equipment do I need...
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    My prayers are wholeheartedly with you. I am so...

    My prayers are wholeheartedly with you. I am so sorry for your loss.
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    Professional Rates?

    I'm wondering if any of you professional painters who freelance for miniatures companies can tell me what an appropriate rate is to charge?

    Thanks for your advice :)
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    yeah it's the dullcote I'm really thinking about....

    yeah it's the dullcote I'm really thinking about. The varnishes are so freaking unpredictable. 3 models will be fine and then the 4th will be white.
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    Alright, so to resurrect this thread, I have...

    Alright, so to resurrect this thread, I have another question.

    If I've kept all my spray cans outside/in a garage for a while now, do I simply warm them back up and they'll be fine, or will I need...
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    Man I'm glad I posted. Thanks guys.

    Man I'm glad I posted. Thanks guys.
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    Sooo... that might explain why matting my minis...

    Sooo... that might explain why matting my minis sometimes turns them white instead?
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    I do have kids, but I couldn't find foam big...

    I do have kids, but I couldn't find foam big enough so they're stuck in here.

    What do you mean about keeping spray cans indoors?
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    Storing painted minis in the garage

    -a good idea or not? I'm afraid the temperature fluctuations in there wouldn't be good, but my husband thinks I'm being paranoid.

    What do you do? Do minis need a more controlled climate or is...
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    Just a correction on my earlier post: I went back...

    Just a correction on my earlier post: I went back to look at my paints and I confused American Craft with another paint, I should have said Americana. Sorry!
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    Thanks :)

    Thanks :)
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    Phooey. They won\'t do outside the UK. It is...

    Phooey. They won\'t do outside the UK. It is looking like I am just going to have to move there if I\'m going to take this hobby seriously. :D
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    American Craft is alright from my experience, I...

    American Craft is alright from my experience, I use their red often instead of my Reaper. I\'d definitely use it on terrain.

    One brand I\'ve tried and recommend you avoid like the plague is Craft...
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    Ok so here is my take on Takanosuke. I decided...

    Ok so here is my take on Takanosuke. I decided against the plexiglass because - well, because it just intimidated me too much, and I doubt I have the skill to pull it off well.

    I\'m not satisfied...
  42. Thread: Magic Sculp

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    Thanks for the link, that is a great thread!

    Thanks for the link, that is a great thread!
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    I use envirotex lite. Good instructions for...

    I use envirotex lite. Good instructions for using it on the Hirst website: http://www.hirstarts.com/ or for the how to videos on using the stuff:
    http://www.hirstarts.com/video/video.html
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    Thank you all so much! I knew I was asking in...

    Thank you all so much! I knew I was asking in the right place.
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    Which hand drill is the best

    So after trying for a day to put together a.. hm, nine piece? growler momma from VOR my husband and I have decided that it is maybe, possibly, time for a drill.

    Can someone tell me what a good...
  46. Thread: Magic Sculp

    by kirara
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    Magic Sculp

    Hey Magic Sculp users. I just bought a 5 lb kit and I\'ve never used it before. Milliput and GS I\'m used to but I\'m finding it really hard to find instructions that go with this stuff.

    Would...
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    I just HAD to read a thread labeled \"precision...

    I just HAD to read a thread labeled \"precision disembowelling.\"

    And I have nothing beyond that to add to the brilliant suggestions already posted.
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    I found a picture of the model, here is the...

    I found a picture of the model, here is the official paint job (not mine). What\'s painted as a rock here doesn\'t really show up the funky bubbles, I almost wonder if the painter cut them off.

    ...
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    LOL! Isn\'t that the truth :) I\'m not...

    LOL! Isn\'t that the truth :)
    I\'m not totally sure I understand what it would look like - kind of glassy or cloudy looking bubbles? What did you google so I can repeat your search?



    She...
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    How do you make fog?

    ...or mist, or smoke?

    I have a mini of a ninja leaping in the air on a base that has these sort of... bubbles that the manufacturer says are supposed to be fog. But to me they look like...
  51. Meh. Labels matter not. No matter who you claim...

    Meh. Labels matter not. No matter who you claim to emulate, you unfortunately still have the free choice of being a douche.

    In school most all of my subs were babysitters. Having a performer...
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    Thanks for all your help and replies everyone :) ...

    Thanks for all your help and replies everyone :) I am definitely learning a lot.
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    Ok so I lightened the spear and darkened the...

    Ok so I lightened the spear and darkened the shadow.... this kind of more what you were thinking?


    http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t232/valentinfaye/DSCN7494.jpg

    ...
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    Thanks, yeah :)

    Thanks, yeah :)
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    So would you think I should make it mostly white...

    So would you think I should make it mostly white and purple, and leave out the red?

    I started out with red and gold, white and grey and it looked miserable so I replaced the grey with purple.
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    OSL help requested

    ... Advice gladly welcomed.

    http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t232/valentinfaye/DJ0377.jpg

    http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t232/valentinfaye/DJ0372.jpg



    My first attempt at lighting a...
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    Actually I did use matte on her, so what brand do...

    Actually I did use matte on her, so what brand do you recommend?
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    Kujaku Hime (Anima)

    http://www.coolminiornot.com/pics/pics12/img47f2c9a7e37a8.jpg

    my rendition of Kujaku Hime from the game Anima: Tactics

    She is based off of this art by Wen-M:

    link...
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    What glue do you use?

    Because super glue is just not sticking for me. What do you you guys use, and if super glue, do you do something to prep it to make it stick better?

    I\'m just tired of holding stuff for half an...
  60. Thread: Pink Monster

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    Yeah actually I painted the bull originally with...

    Yeah actually I painted the bull originally with the bone as well, since I didn\'t like the metallic either, but then with the later ones I just went with canon... I was trying to do a boney silvery...
  61. Thread: Pink Monster

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    Pink Monster

    My two year old begged me to paint this Growler Mama pink. I was informed its name is \"Bubblegum.\"
    http://www.coolminiornot.com/pics/pics12/img476c8c24eb40f.jpg
    link
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