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  1. Thread: MrJim's ADD WIP

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    Five hours later. Still some finishing touches to...

    Five hours later. Still some finishing touches to do...

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  2. Thread: MrJim's ADD WIP

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    The names on the base come from a company in the...

    The names on the base come from a company in the UK called Versatile Terrain. The custom make them on a 3D resin printer.
  3. Thread: MrJim's ADD WIP

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    And Autumn... 75031

    And Autumn...

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    Scrambling to finish my entry for the Unit/Squad...

    Scrambling to finish my entry for the Unit/Squad category at the NOVA open in a few weeks. I decided to take a unique approach to painting the GW Guardians. The box art had them painted like ghosts...
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    Golden Demon Returns to the US

    Great News. I guess I will be going to Adepticon next year.

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  6. Thread: MrJim's ADD WIP

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    Thanks BAM. It felt good to break the Bronze...

    Thanks BAM. It felt good to break the Bronze Barrier.

    Here's some pics from the MFCA show:
    (Unfortunately, a lot of what I took came out blurry so I didn't upload them)
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  7. Thread: MrJim's ADD WIP

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    Just got back from the MFCA Show in PA, where...

    Just got back from the MFCA Show in PA, where Left Behind earned a Silver Metal. Happy as a clam.
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    I saw a couple Facebook posts asking for votes...

    I saw a couple Facebook posts asking for votes that included the word "we". "We Painted" "We Entered" - that is not that way the contest is supposed to work.

    And then there is this from...
  9. Thread: 10 balls WIP

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    Congrats. (that is quite the vendor hall)

    Congrats.

    (that is quite the vendor hall)
  10. Thread: SkelettetS wip

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    Crazy good NMM work. The blue on the Ultramarine...

    Crazy good NMM work. The blue on the Ultramarine is great.
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    The regular Series 7 is more versatile for...

    The regular Series 7 is more versatile for painting minis. The Miniature is nice for freehand work because it will hold more moisture because it is thicker at the ferrel. If you do a miniature as a...
  12. Thread: MrJim's ADD WIP

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    I thought he looked kinda sad too, so I decided...

    I thought he looked kinda sad too, so I decided to try and emphasize that.

    Total height (including base) is about 8 inches.
  13. Thread: MrJim's ADD WIP

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    Here is the link to Left Behind should you wish...

    Here is the link to Left Behind should you wish to rate it.

    http://www.coolminiornot.com/436689
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    The ship looks great. I love the way you mounted...

    The ship looks great. I love the way you mounted it. What a great idea and execution.
  15. Thread: MrJim's ADD WIP

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    I finally finished the Mushroom Goblin. He looked...

    I finally finished the Mushroom Goblin. He looked so sad, as if his friends didn't invite him along so I put tears in his eyes and named it Left Behind.
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  16. Thread: MrJim's ADD WIP

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    Thanks BAM. Done for the day. Here is an...

    Thanks BAM.

    Done for the day. Here is an update with it assembled. Still have a long way to go before it is finished.

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  17. Thread: MrJim's ADD WIP

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    Thanks for the feedback. Time to start on the...

    Thanks for the feedback. Time to start on the body. Hope to have some pics soon from today's work.
  18. Thread: MrJim's ADD WIP

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    Done for now. Probably some touch up after...

    Done for now. Probably some touch up after everything is assembled.

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  19. Thread: MrJim's ADD WIP

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    A Couple more hours in... 71136

    A Couple more hours in...

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  20. Thread: MrJim's ADD WIP

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    Busy Holiday season is now over and I finally get...

    Busy Holiday season is now over and I finally get to get back to painting. Gotta a lot of work to do before the April MFCA show. This is my first piece of the new year. Industria Mechanika's Mushroom...
  21. Thread: MrJim's ADD WIP

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    I have been working on the bust from Life...

    I have been working on the bust from Life Miniatures off and on for the last month or so. My local IPMS club has its bi-annual show next month at a local fire house so I did this piece in their...
  22. Thread: MrJim's ADD WIP

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    Re-worked his eyes as suggested. I think he looks...

    Re-worked his eyes as suggested. I think he looks better now.

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  23. Thread: MrJim's ADD WIP

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    General Darg - Start to Finish in One Day

    I can't believe it took me four years to realize that the most important tool for painting is a friggin hard dryer. What use to take months, waiting for paint to dry, I can now do in a day. Here is...
  24. Thread: MrJim's ADD WIP

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    Thanks for the positive feedback

    Thanks for the positive feedback
  25. Thread: MrJim's ADD WIP

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    After stripping and restarting the Dumah bust I...

    After stripping and restarting the Dumah bust I think I made the right decision. Here is the updated version 2.0. This was done using what I learned in Roman's (jarhead) class on Creative Lighting...
  26. Thread: MrJim's ADD WIP

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    Thanks. Took a bunch of painting classes at NOVA...

    Thanks. Took a bunch of painting classes at NOVA Open and wanted to practice what I learned while it was still fresh in my mind. Just got back from redoing the primer on Dumah, after stripping it....
  27. Thread: MrJim's ADD WIP

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    For my next play session I decided to practice...

    For my next play session I decided to practice some of the stuff Roman Lappat showed us in his Dramatic Lighting class at NOVA. I also tried a new primer that ruined the piece. It is covered with...
  28. Thread: MrJim's ADD WIP

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    Thanks guys. I took some classes at NOVA last...

    Thanks guys.

    I took some classes at NOVA last week on using inks instead of paint for blending. Dark base coats. White highlights. Add color with inks. This was my first attempt using the new...
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    Looking good. You are truly, the master of gore.

    Looking good. You are truly, the master of gore.
  30. Thread: MrJim's ADD WIP

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    Just got back from the Capital Palette at NOVA...

    Just got back from the Capital Palette at NOVA Open. Had a great time hanging out with John (BloodASmedium) Brought home some Bling, including best in Diorama Category for my class with New Skin.
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  31. Thread: MrJim's ADD WIP

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    Glad you like them. It took a few years and a lot...

    Glad you like them. It took a few years and a lot of experimenting to get them right.
  32. Thread: MrJim's ADD WIP

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    Back for a moment to the Red Baron. Almost done...

    Back for a moment to the Red Baron. Almost done with this. Have a little touch up to do on the base and bust and some weathering and rigging to do on the plane. The plane was way out of my comfort...
  33. Thread: MrJim's ADD WIP

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    Ended up using the Green Stuff World paint. Just...

    Ended up using the Green Stuff World paint. Just had to thin it out a bunch
  34. Thread: MrJim's ADD WIP

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    Thanks. It is color shift paint so it changes...

    Thanks. It is color shift paint so it changes from blue to purple as you change angles.
  35. Thread: MrJim's ADD WIP

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    Coming down the home stretch on this one, then it...

    Coming down the home stretch on this one, then it will be time to drill holes in it and hook her to the machines.

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  36. Thread: MrJim's ADD WIP

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    Hopefully the third time is the charm. Painted,...

    Hopefully the third time is the charm. Painted, Stripped, Painted, Stripped, Painted. Going with this version...

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  37. Thread: MrJim's ADD WIP

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    It does have nice details, however, the details...

    It does have nice details, however, the details in the chest are really easy to lose if your paint is a little to thick or a little too wet and fills the grooves. That's what happened to mine and why...
  38. Thread: MrJim's ADD WIP

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    Ctrl-alt-del 67847

    Ctrl-alt-del

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  39. Thread: MrJim's ADD WIP

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    Thanks BAM and Foxtail. The Red Baron is a great...

    Thanks BAM and Foxtail. The Red Baron is a great bust to paint. You have to paint it in ten different pieces, but they go together flawlessly with no touch up required. Hats off to Alexandros for a...
  40. Thread: MrJim's ADD WIP

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    Thanks. The metallics are Green Stuff World color...

    Thanks. The metallics are Green Stuff World color shift paint. I got tired of waiting for the paint to arrive so I made my own with color shift automotive pigment and did that first, then painted the...
  41. Thread: MrJim's ADD WIP

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    This is the other project I am working on. This...

    This is the other project I am working on. This is from Ouroboros Miniatures's Kickstarter = New Skin. When finished, she will have tubes coming out of her, connecting her to the machine. The...
  42. Thread: MrJim's ADD WIP

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    Camera died so I haven't been able to post any...

    Camera died so I haven't been able to post any WIP pictures lately. Bought a second body for my Nikon and brought home one of my lenses to give it a try. I started this last month as part of a...
  43. IMO, painting a miniature is a craft. Creating...

    IMO, painting a miniature is a craft. Creating (sculpting) a miniature from a piece of clay is art. The original sculptures by Michael Kontraras are definitely art, just done in a non-traditional...
  44. Thread: MrJim's ADD WIP

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    Thank you for the words of encouragement. I am...

    Thank you for the words of encouragement. I am hoping that the classes and competitions will keep me motivated to do my best and continue to improve. Now I just need to hire someone to help out at...
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    Great looking group. I love the basing work.

    Great looking group. I love the basing work.
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    Great stuff as usual. Love that eyeball. :)

    Great stuff as usual. Love that eyeball. :)
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    You have to look at Ebay as advertising that will...

    You have to look at Ebay as advertising that will lead to commission work that you won't have to pay fees on. I sold some GW figures on Ebay a few years ago and almost every buyer wanted me to paint...
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    Thanks John. It was a great learning experience....

    Thanks John. It was a great learning experience. One of the judges was the instructor that taught the class I went to in Texas last month. He walked through with me after the judging and gave me some...
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    Thanks for the explanation. The no sticker...

    Thanks for the explanation. The no sticker approach may be the way to go.
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    Am I correct that you have to pick one (in each...

    Am I correct that you have to pick one (in each category) to be judged, so you have to kinda guess which they would like the most?
  51. Thread: MrJim's ADD WIP

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    Thanks. I discovered (the day after I poured the...

    Thanks. I discovered (the day after I poured the resin and sealed it) that Lychen looks exactly like branch coral when you paint it. Now I need to do another coral reef scene to try it out. Might do...
  52. Thread: MrJim's ADD WIP

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    I think I am calling this one done as well. Not...

    I think I am calling this one done as well. Not sure whether or not I am taking it to the MFCA show next weekend. (also needs better pics before uploading to gallery)

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  53. Thread: MrJim's ADD WIP

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    Took the weekend off to finish Seiren. Need to...

    Took the weekend off to finish Seiren. Need to take some better pictures before I upload it to the gallery.

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  54. Thread: MrJim's ADD WIP

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    Finally got a chance to do some more work on the...

    Finally got a chance to do some more work on the Brothers piece. For the last week I have been experimenting with oil on a couple of the first busts I ever painted. (really crappy ones with nothing...
  55. Thread: Brian's WIP

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    RP makes some excellent models. The details in...

    RP makes some excellent models. The details in the textures are unmatched by any other company. Sadly, most of their figures are English military people that don't sell well here in the US.
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    Looks great. Can't wait to see it in person. (and...

    Looks great. Can't wait to see it in person. (and share some beers)
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    The mini is looking great. Not sure the paint job...

    The mini is looking great. Not sure the paint job on the fingernail will land you a job in a nail salon without more practice. :)
  58. The closest Vallejo paint to Minitaire Angelic...

    The closest Vallejo paint to Minitaire Angelic Blood is Model Color Dark Red 70.946. The closest Vallejo paint to Scale 75 African Shadow is Game Color Charred Brown 72.045.
    (we stock them all in...
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    idomingox is correct. I developed a board game...

    idomingox is correct. I developed a board game many, many years ago and sent it to several game companies. They all sent it back unopened. After numerous calls, I was told that they could not take a...
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    Votes cast. (even caught up on those I missed)

    Votes cast. (even caught up on those I missed)
  61. Thread: MrJim's ADD WIP

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    It's been slow going. Don't get much time to...

    It's been slow going. Don't get much time to paint. Managed to get a little more done on the Brothers.

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    Looks like you paid attention in class. Crazy...

    Looks like you paid attention in class. Crazy good job.
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    It feels to weird to hope that your brother has...

    It feels to weird to hope that your brother has TB (vs cancer) so I will just say that I hope it is just an easily treatable infection requiring a course of antibiotics.
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    Really sorry to hear about your brother. Hoping...

    Really sorry to hear about your brother. Hoping for the best.
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    Amazing job on the NMM

    Amazing job on the NMM
  66. Thread: Werner''s WIP

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    I really like the way you did the skin tones.

    I really like the way you did the skin tones.
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    As usual, you are spot on. A young guys was in...

    As usual, you are spot on.

    A young guys was in my store a couple weeks ago and said he wished his blending was as smooth as some of the busts I have in the showcase and asked if I knew what he was...
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    Great job. Been following for the last few weeks...

    Great job. Been following for the last few weeks and it continues to look better and better. The difference between a decent painter and a great painter is that a decent painter would have called it...
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    Great Job. I checked out the box art on GW's site...

    Great Job. I checked out the box art on GW's site and their Death Guard look like a bunch of sissy compared to yours.
  70. Thread: MrJim's ADD WIP

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    I started on the Brothers vignette Sunday. Got...

    I started on the Brothers vignette Sunday. Got some of the base colors roughed in on the first soldier. Tuesday is my half day, so I hope to make some good progress then. Also, here is the base so...
  71. Thread: MrJim's ADD WIP

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    A couple other projects I have been working on....

    A couple other projects I have been working on. The tank is a 1/35 scale model. My first ever. I recently joined the local chapter of the IPMS after being invited by several of our customers. Figured...
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    Did a little more work on Seiren. Still need to...

    Did a little more work on Seiren. Still need to do the bulk of the work on the flesh.

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  73. None of the printed charts are going to match the...

    None of the printed charts are going to match the paints. We have over a dozen paint racks in our store from Vallejo, Citadel, Army Painter, Scale 75, Winsor & Newton, Mission Models, and Abteilung...
  74. Thread: MrJim's ADD WIP

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    You are right.

    You are right.
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    I will have to see if there is a local company...

    I will have to see if there is a local company that can do that.
  76. Thread: MrJim's ADD WIP

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    It takes a really long time for Green Stuff to...

    It takes a really long time for Green Stuff to dry, so I guess I will have to wait until tomorrow to primer and start painting. So I played around with the base a little this afternoon. Not ready to...
  77. Thread: 10 balls WIP

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    Wow, the frog turned out great. Nice details on...

    Wow, the frog turned out great. Nice details on the base too.
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    That's one badass looking rat. Love it.

    That's one badass looking rat. Love it.
  79. Thread: MrJim's ADD WIP

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    Seiren is to the point that the only thing left...

    Seiren is to the point that the only thing left is the face. I am thinking about waiting until after the painting class at Andrea in April in hopes that I will learn enough to make it even better.
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    Now he fits in. He was definitely going to get...

    Now he fits in. He was definitely going to get picked on looking so clean before.
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    Great news!

    Great news!
  82. Thread: Bailey03's WIP

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    I have no doubts that it is going to be amazing...

    I have no doubts that it is going to be amazing when you put your magic on it.
  83. Thread: MrJim's ADD WIP

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    I am hoping that this year takes me to the next...

    I am hoping that this year takes me to the next level. I have always had a problem staying with a project long enough to do my best because I rush to get it finished so I can start something new. I...
  84. Thread: Bailey03's WIP

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    Great concept. Maybe a Chaos style sissy bar and...

    Great concept. Maybe a Chaos style sissy bar and bed roll on the back?
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    Thanks. They are an interesting pair as...

    Thanks.

    They are an interesting pair as Marilyn took the longest of any piece (two years) and Saladin was the fastest (two days).
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    Just uploaded this one to the gallery also....

    Just uploaded this one to the gallery also. Finished this one last month.

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    I started this bust over two years ago. I have...

    I started this bust over two years ago. I have started and stopped many times. Painted and repainted. Stripped and started over. Last weekend, I decided to give it another try to see if I have...
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    It can be very difficult to stay positive...

    It can be very difficult to stay positive andmotivated as you learn and build your skills. When I painted my first minisfour years ago, I took them to the local gaming store where I bought them...
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    I don't think I could handle the anxiety of that...

    I don't think I could handle the anxiety of that type of competition. An open system like MFCA or ReaperCon would be a lot better for my nerves. (and liver) I am looking forward to seeing your work...
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    That makes sense now

    That makes sense now
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    Congrats. You earned it.

    Congrats. You earned it.
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    Sounds like a lot of drama for what should have...

    Sounds like a lot of drama for what should have been a very fair and technical judging. Votes cast and fingers crossed that your Blu Chips bring home an award. They are certainly worthy of one.
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    The folks at CMON must all be orphans. Seems like...

    The folks at CMON must all be orphans. Seems like the Expo frequently ends up on Mother's Day weekend.
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    The Moon tattoo was my favorite

    The Moon tattoo was my favorite
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    I have been away for a couple years and I browsed...

    I have been away for a couple years and I browsed the Gallery yesterday "Top this Week" and I was surprised to see minis with 9's that would have been 7's two years ago. It seems like anything...
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    Must be a sign of things to come. Maybe a number...

    Must be a sign of things to come. Maybe a number one award?

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  97. Thread: Sigmar3's WIP

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    Very nicely done

    Very nicely done
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    That's what it looks like. At least they are...

    That's what it looks like. At least they are adding some cool new stuff.
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    Great tutorial. Thanks for the link. I have been...

    Great tutorial. Thanks for the link. I have been trying to find an engraver in the US and it has proven to be very difficult to get one of a kind plates done.
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    Trophies and medals are nice, but money is really...

    Trophies and medals are nice, but money is really nice.
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    The voting will always be done online. CMON puts...

    The voting will always be done online. CMON puts up the money for Crystal Brush to promote their brand, and that requires driving people to their website. As a business owner, it makes sense to me....
  102. Thread: 10 balls WIP

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    Amazing job on the frog. I spent about an hour...

    Amazing job on the frog. I spent about an hour going through to catch up on your work. (have been so busy I haven't been on here for about two years) I think the last piece I watched you do was on...
  103. Thread: Bailey03's WIP

    by MrJim
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    Great video tutorials. Thank you for taking the...

    Great video tutorials. Thank you for taking the time to do that for us.
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    Great looking entries you have there. I believe...

    Great looking entries you have there. I believe they will be worth the trip to CB. I am skipping Adepticon this year, so I will have to wait to see them in person in May. Good luck. I will be at the...
  105. Thread: MrJim's ADD WIP

    by MrJim
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    Finally finished packing and shipping orders and...

    Finally finished packing and shipping orders and got a chance to unwrap the base. For my first ever water scene, I am pretty jazzed with the results. I think Seiren is going to look great sitting on...
  106. Thread: MrJim's ADD WIP

    by MrJim
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    Hopefully the resin pour goes well. Just got back...

    Hopefully the resin pour goes well. Just got back from my store and pouring the water. I should know in the morning whether I have a water feature or a new finish on my desk.
  107. Thread: MrJim's ADD WIP

    by MrJim
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    While picking out a stand to eventually mount...

    While picking out a stand to eventually mount Seiren on, this one grabbed my attention. It looked like it wanted to be a coral reef, so I decided to give it a go. Most of the work was just picking...
  108. I use Liquitex Glaze Medium for metallic paints...

    I use Liquitex Glaze Medium for metallic paints only because of the glossy finish. It does a good job of keeping the metal flakes from separating. 10% Flow Aid, 20% Glaze Medium, 70% Distilled Water.
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    Excellent. I have been waiting patiently (for a...

    Excellent. I have been waiting patiently (for a year) for bundle four to release. I buy the bundle every year and love the magazine. Keep up the great work. Time for some binge reading.
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    These look great. I love the bases. You could put...

    These look great. I love the bases. You could put these with some of your previous work and call it Blood & Guts.
  111. Thread: MrJim's ADD WIP

    by MrJim
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    Thanks. I looked at what few pictures of this...

    Thanks. I looked at what few pictures of this sculpture I could find, and they were all done in either a purple or blue hue for the flesh. I wanted to do something a little more natural for the skin....
  112. Thread: MrJim's ADD WIP

    by MrJim
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    Wow, two years since my last post. When I started...

    Wow, two years since my last post. When I started Competition Minis, I didn't expect it to become so busy that I didn't have any time to paint. but it did. I finally got a chance to do some painting...
  113. Thread: Sproket's WIP

    by MrJim
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    Excellent job. Great attention to detail.

    Excellent job. Great attention to detail.
  114. Replies
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    Great looking unit. I don't know how you find so...

    Great looking unit. I don't know how you find so much time to paint. I am either too busy or too tired. Gonna have to up the caffeine or something.
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    Congrats on your well deserved awards. It was...

    Congrats on your well deserved awards. It was great to meet you in the flesh and see your work in person. Wish I could have stayed for the awards, but I had to get back to the store.
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    Vote has been cast. Great job on them.

    Vote has been cast. Great job on them.
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    I use it too and when I need the paint that thin...

    I use it too and when I need the paint that thin I use a palette with wells. A wet palette is not designed for paint the consistency of water.
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    Great painting. They all look great.

    Great painting. They all look great.
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    I don't know which would be considered the most...

    I don't know which would be considered the most prestigious. I guess that would depend on what part of the hobby holds the most interest for you. First place $10,000 payday from Crystal Brush is most...
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    I use the Badger primers and ended up getting a...

    I use the Badger primers and ended up getting a power mixer. I had a tough time holding the airbrush steady after shaking the crap out of the bottles.
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    It's a shame they took the time to photograph...

    It's a shame they took the time to photograph every entry but not share the pictures of all the entries. There was a lot worth seeing that didn't make the cut.
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    I agree with BAM. You really can't have a...

    I agree with BAM. You really can't have a painting competition where you award trophies for being the only entry in a category. That would devalue the work of the winners in the most competitive...
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    Congrats on the win BAM. I tried to find you at...

    Congrats on the win BAM. I tried to find you at the show to say hi, but I only had pictures of your left thumb to go by.
    Maybe I will have better luck in Valley Forge next month if you are going....
  124. Thread: Bailey03's WIP

    by MrJim
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    I was very disappointed that they put the...

    I was very disappointed that they put the displays right in the doorway to the vendor hall. It was very uncomfortable trying to take your time and look at the entries (let alone photograph them) when...
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    I agree. Congrats BAM on getting two of your...

    I agree. Congrats BAM on getting two of your entries into the finals.
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    I don't get it. There was a lot of great entries...

    I don't get it. There was a lot of great entries at the show (I was just there) that are not in the gallery for voting. I guess the judges must go through and vote first, then eliminate a bunch of...
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    That's a bummer. I have two boxes of Brettonia...

    That's a bummer. I have two boxes of Brettonia Knights that are waiting to be painted. I guess they are going to be a tough sell when I finish them. Lucky for me I dumped most of the Fantasy kits I...
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    BAM. I saw most of your entries in the showcases...

    BAM. I saw most of your entries in the showcases at Adepticon today, but didn't see the Pirate.
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    Some great looking entries BAM. Look forward to...

    Some great looking entries BAM. Look forward to seeing them in person next week.
  130. Thread: Bailey03's WIP

    by MrJim
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    Great progress on the Samurai. That is definitely...

    Great progress on the Samurai. That is definitely going to demand attention at the show.
  131. Thread: Tim's WIP's

    by MrJim
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    Looks like this is going to be another amazing...

    Looks like this is going to be another amazing piece. I love the attention to details on the decking.
  132. Thread: 10 balls WIP

    by MrJim
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    Your Axis of Chaos group looks great. The amazing...

    Your Axis of Chaos group looks great. The amazing job you did on the NMM really pulls it all together.

    Excellent job.
  133. Thread: MrJim's ADD WIP

    by MrJim
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    Finished both Alexander & the Teutonic Knight and...

    Finished both Alexander & the Teutonic Knight and uploaded them to the gallery.

    http://www.coolminiornot.com/394475

    http://www.coolminiornot.com/394476
  134. Thread: MrJim's ADD WIP

    by MrJim
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    I think I am approaching the finish line here. ...

    I think I am approaching the finish line here.

    46656
  135. Thread: MrJim's ADD WIP

    by MrJim
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    Toned down his hair a little bit with some...

    Toned down his hair a little bit with some washes. Might need to go back an add a little bit of highlights to it. I think the contrast was too strong before.

    Also started roughing in the free hand...
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    Very well done tutorial. Great job.

    Very well done tutorial. Great job.
  137. Thread: Bailey03's WIP

    by MrJim
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    That's pretty cool. I haven't seen anything like...

    That's pretty cool. I haven't seen anything like that here is Baltimore. The few stores that are around are exclusively table top gaming.
  138. Thread: Bailey03's WIP

    by MrJim
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    Sounds like a fun trip. I wonder if the shop...

    Sounds like a fun trip. I wonder if the shop owner painted all the figures?
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    Wow, that's a lot of painting. I would be...

    Wow, that's a lot of painting. I would be paralyzed by the quantity of minis waiting to be painted. When I started painting minis 18 months ago I made the mistake of picking the Island of Blood set...
  140. Thread: SkelettetS wip

    by MrJim
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    Ink should not be a problem. Lead pencil might be...

    Ink should not be a problem. Lead pencil might be due to the graphite in it.

    I use Watercolor pencils. They turn into paint when you hit them with anything wet. (such as paint)
    ...
  141. Thread: MrJim's ADD WIP

    by MrJim
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    Put Alexander on the side for a few days. Need to...

    Put Alexander on the side for a few days. Need to finish up his clothing and add some dark shadows to his hair, then I think he might be done.

    Switched over to working on the Teutonic Knight. I...
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    Great looking mini. The muscles are insane on...

    Great looking mini. The muscles are insane on that guy.
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    Both of your units came out great. The bases...

    Both of your units came out great. The bases really pull them together nicely.

    The vikings are 54mm?
  144. Replies
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    Great looking troll. I love the color scheme.

    Great looking troll. I love the color scheme.
  145. Thread: Tim's WIP's

    by MrJim
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    Love that diorama. That was one of my favorite...

    Love that diorama. That was one of my favorite WIP.
  146. Thread: MrJim's ADD WIP

    by MrJim
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    Thanks. It was kinda scary doing it for the first...

    Thanks. It was kinda scary doing it for the first time after putting so much work into the skin and knowing that I would have to start all over if I messed it up. At one point, it was way to dark and...
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    You will have lots of fun with the inks. They are...

    You will have lots of fun with the inks. They are great for pumping up the color.
  148. Thread: SkelettetS wip

    by MrJim
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    Banner looks great. Very impressive freehand work.

    Banner looks great. Very impressive freehand work.
  149. Thread: MrJim's ADD WIP

    by MrJim
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    A little more work on the face tonight. Decided...

    A little more work on the face tonight. Decided to go ahead and mount his head so I could see where to put the shadows on his neck.

    46509
  150. Thread: MrJim's ADD WIP

    by MrJim
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    I agree. The skin has a long way to go. Next, I...

    I agree. The skin has a long way to go. Next, I will be adding the highlight colors so I can see how much deeper the shadows need to go. Once that is done, I will go through and add the final...
  151. Thread: MrJim's ADD WIP

    by MrJim
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    Currently taking a break and watching Alexander,...

    Currently taking a break and watching Alexander, Revisited: The Final Cut.
  152. Thread: MrJim's ADD WIP

    by MrJim
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    Here an update on Alexander. Finished the hair...

    Here an update on Alexander. Finished the hair and cape today as well as a few other details. Still a lot of work to do. The face is base and shadow, but no highlighting yet. (or eyebrows) Right now...
  153. Thread: MrJim's ADD WIP

    by MrJim
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    Thanks. I agree. I was thinking about even...

    Thanks.

    I agree. I was thinking about even doing it in a contrasting color.
  154. Thread: MrJim's ADD WIP

    by MrJim
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    Brought my DSLR home to see if I could get some...

    Brought my DSLR home to see if I could get some better pics today.

    Forgot that I finished this one a couple weeks ago:
    (heading to the gallery with it)

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  155. Thread: SkelettetS wip

    by MrJim
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    Your bowmen look great. Really nice job on the...

    Your bowmen look great. Really nice job on the armor.
  156. Thread: Sproket's WIP

    by MrJim
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    Great stuff. Not a fan of the plague models, but...

    Great stuff. Not a fan of the plague models, but your's looks great.
  157. Thread: MrJim's ADD WIP

    by MrJim
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    I think I have that movie in my DVD collection....

    I think I have that movie in my DVD collection. Will have to see if I can find it and watch it again. (research)
  158. Thread: Andrea Colors

    by MrJim
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    The paints are the same formula so there is no...

    The paints are the same formula so there is no difference in quality between the individual colors and the color sets.

    The color sets are a really great idea. Unfortunately, they execution was not...
  159. Thread: orc mongol

    by MrJim
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    Great sculpture. Love all the details.

    Great sculpture. Love all the details.
  160. Thread: MrJim's ADD WIP

    by MrJim
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    Thanks. I am really taking my time on them. (I...

    Thanks. I am really taking my time on them. (I have a bad habit of rushing)

    This is where the one bust came from:

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  161. Thread: MrJim's ADD WIP

    by MrJim
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    My camera broke a couple weeks ago, so I haven't...

    My camera broke a couple weeks ago, so I haven't been able to do any updates. Finally decided to take a couple shots with my phone of what I am working on.

    Done with the base coats and ready to...
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    Some great looking entries so far.

    Some great looking entries so far.
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    Vote has been cast.

    Vote has been cast.
  164. Great post and great job CMON team. I have worked...

    Great post and great job CMON team. I have worked trade shows before and I have to tell you it is a really tough job. Great to hear that they took the time to make your son feel welcome.
  165. Thread: Reaper Mini Test

    by MrJim
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    Get some Vallejo Model Color Ivory and use that...

    Get some Vallejo Model Color Ivory and use that instead of pure white. It dries smooth as silk, so long as you don't put it on too thick.
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    Great looking army.

    Great looking army.
  167. Thread: Bailey03's WIP

    by MrJim
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    Great to hear he will be finished in time....

    Great to hear he will be finished in time. Looking forward to seeing him in person in Chicago.
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    Sounds like fun. Count me in.

    Sounds like fun. Count me in.
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    Great job on both entries.

    Great job on both entries.
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    Welcome to CMON. I too, was recently attracted to...

    Welcome to CMON. I too, was recently attracted to miniature painting. (Fall 2014) I had built and painted model railroad scenery and buildings for many years. With the variety of miniatures...
  171. Thread: Primers

    by MrJim
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    Another user of Stynylrez primer by Badger here....

    Another user of Stynylrez primer by Badger here. I have saved enough money on GW spray cans to pay for a good portion of the airbrush setup.
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    Cool video. Must have been weird watching it sit...

    Cool video. Must have been weird watching it sit there and waiting for it to come on shore.
  173. Thread: Sproket's WIP

    by MrJim
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    Looking great. I think the grey was the right way...

    Looking great. I think the grey was the right way to go. (vs white) Everything goes together very nicely.
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    Looks great. I love the base. What resin did...

    Looks great. I love the base.

    What resin did you use for the water?
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    Great looking mini. I would love to attend one of...

    Great looking mini. I would love to attend one of your classes as well. (and live 15 miles from Glen Burnie)
  176. Thread: 10 balls WIP

    by MrJim
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    Great looking chaos figures. The details are...

    Great looking chaos figures. The details are amazing.
  177. Thread: MrJim's ADD WIP

    by MrJim
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    Thank you. I think I was making what is...

    Thank you.

    I think I was making what is probably a very common rookie mistake. Too much paint on the brush and not enough patience.
  178. Thread: MrJim's ADD WIP

    by MrJim
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    Spent the last week repainting Marilyn's face for...

    Spent the last week repainting Marilyn's face for the 9th time. I think I finally got it. Still need to finish the mouth and teeth. Just started on the hair. (have several colors laid down with...
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    Great looking group. For the severed arms,...

    Great looking group.

    For the severed arms, what about instant mold and green stuff and cast from the next model you make?
  180. Replies
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    That's really cool to get your work published by...

    That's really cool to get your work published by GW. Congrats.
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    The Reaper HD paints are High Density. (lots of...

    The Reaper HD paints are High Density. (lots of pigment) and designed for fast base coating with less layers.

    The Reaper Master Series is what you want for layering as they are more transparent.
    ...
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    Asparagus Fern. It is used by florists in many...

    Asparagus Fern. It is used by florists in many different flower arrangements.

    (forgot to add: Great article and great looking base)
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    I bought the two SteamCity girls and the Dark...

    I bought the two SteamCity girls and the Dark Elf. They are very small and require a lot of cleanup so you need really good eyes and a ton of patience. One was a very poor quality cast. (missing...
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    Went to work to get our orders shipped this...

    Went to work to get our orders shipped this morning. Most of the businesses along the main road were closed due to this 10 foot high pile of snow the plow trucks pushed into their entrances.

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    Three hours of shoveling and not even half-way...

    Three hours of shoveling and not even half-way through.

    45406
  186. Replies
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    I voted. My wife voted. My cat voted.

    I voted. My wife voted. My cat voted.
  187. Thread: Flameon WIP's

    by MrJim
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    Excellent blending. Looks great.

    Excellent blending. Looks great.
  188. Thread: Persifal's Nest

    by MrJim
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    Beautiful job. Very well done.

    Beautiful job. Very well done.
  189. Thread: MrJim's ADD WIP

    by MrJim
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    Here is an update on the Apocalypse Survivor....

    Here is an update on the Apocalypse Survivor. Need to do his coat, gas mask, and base next.

    45376
  190. Thread: MrJim's ADD WIP

    by MrJim
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    Put a few more hours in on the Colonel over the...

    Put a few more hours in on the Colonel over the last couple days. I think I am almost ready to put his head on.
    (tough getting pictures of both pieces together)

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  191. Replies
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    Vote has been cast. When does the pirate hit the...

    Vote has been cast. When does the pirate hit the gallery?
  192. Replies
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    Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow

    Closing the store early today in anticipation of 2 to 3 feet of snow arriving. Looking forward to a painting marathon this weekend (in between shoveling snow)

    If you are one of the lucky people in...
  193. Replies
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    This will be my first time attending. Really...

    This will be my first time attending. Really looking forward to it.
    (will be going to the MFCA show in Valley Forge also)
  194. Replies
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    Some great looking minis. Looking forward to...

    Some great looking minis. Looking forward to seeing them in person. Adepticon?
  195. Thread: SkelettetS wip

    by MrJim
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    That is probably the best example of NMM I have...

    That is probably the best example of NMM I have seen. Your friends have amazing talent.
  196. Thread: MAXXxxx WIPs

    by MrJim
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    That's a ton of prep work, but I am sure it will...

    That's a ton of prep work, but I am sure it will be worth it.

    Looking forward to seeing your entry.
  197. Thread: Warrior toad.

    by MrJim
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    Great job. Love the detailing on the shield.

    Great job. Love the detailing on the shield.
  198. Thread: MrJim's ADD WIP

    by MrJim
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    Took a break from the Colonel to do some leather...

    Took a break from the Colonel to do some leather and metal on this ugly thing.
    (still can't figure out how I ended up owning this)

    45269
  199. Thread: MrJim's ADD WIP

    by MrJim
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    Thanks. I just gotta make sure I put it aside...

    Thanks. I just gotta make sure I put it aside periodically so I don't mess it up by trying to rush it.
  200. Thread: MrJim's ADD WIP

    by MrJim
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    Decided to really take my time on the face just...

    Decided to really take my time on the face just to see what I could do. The jaw-line blending came out much better than I thought I was capable of doing. Now to see what I can do with the rest. (I...
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