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  1. Strange, never had any issues.

    Strange, never had any issues.
  2. Hmm. Are you talking about Tamiya Fine Surface...

    Hmm. Are you talking about Tamiya Fine Surface Primer? I have been using that for years and I love it. It goes on completely smooth, in my experience! :thinking:
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    Because you clearly don't have enough dragons......

    Because you clearly don't have enough dragons... :eyeroll!:
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    You should have in mind that using glazes isn't a...

    You should have in mind that using glazes isn't a speed painting technique. You will usually need to put quite a bit of time into it, especially when you're new to the style of painting. Often when...
  5. Thread: Nakatan`s WIPs

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    I think the expressions on the faces of the...

    I think the expressions on the faces of the fallen are much more evocative than pools of blood and gore! I love this!
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    Simply mix the same amount of the same paints....

    Simply mix the same amount of the same paints. Write it down, if necessary.
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    Sorry to hear you've lost the love for the hobby,...

    Sorry to hear you've lost the love for the hobby, but if that is the case, then no point in holding on to stuff. I hope you have other things to fill the void with.
  8. If they were contemporary painters doing the same...

    If they were contemporary painters doing the same thing, they would very likely not be considered of interest to the world of contemporary fine art, no.
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    The guy who runs the sales end of HF has had an...

    The guy who runs the sales end of HF has had an extremely rough year with health issues (multiple surgeries) and also personal matters that also cost him his help at the business. I am not saying...
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    One, for me too. That said... minis do get...

    One, for me too. That said... minis do get abandoned. I may or may not return to them later. But when I abandon something, I don't consider it "on the go".
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    I don't know how wide the viewing angle could be....

    I don't know how wide the viewing angle could be. I guess, as you say, it would depend on how much you would want to force the perspective. In a boxed diorama you can also play around with hidden...
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    The problem with forced perspective is that it...

    The problem with forced perspective is that it really only works from one angle. It would work in something like a boxed diorama, but otherwise I'd think it look weird.
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    Don't worry too much about specific paints. Pick...

    Don't worry too much about specific paints. Pick and mix useful colours, yes, but it's not that important to have exactly the same paints as what some other painters use, if you can't easily find...
  14. Thread: Paint issues

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    Flow medium or glaze medium could be something to...

    Flow medium or glaze medium could be something to check out, yes. I use glaze medium from Vallejo quite frequently. Also, make sure you don't apply too much paint at once. Balancing the dilution of...
  15. Thread: Paint issues

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    Sounds like too much water to me. Also, are you...

    Sounds like too much water to me. Also, are you applying pure white as highlights? Even with the right paint consistency, that could easily end up giving you a rather chalky result and also a bit...
  16. Thread: 10 balls WIP

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    Congratulations, both of you! :clap:

    Congratulations, both of you! :clap:
  17. Thread: 10 balls WIP

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    Looks kind of smug, doesn't he? :bashful:

    Looks kind of smug, doesn't he? :bashful:
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    Hiring lawyers to paint your house is never a...

    Hiring lawyers to paint your house is never a good idea! :giggle:
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    Yes, we'd never do something like that! :bashful:...

    Yes, we'd never do something like that! :bashful:

    :rotfl::rotfl::rotfl:
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    Yep. I miss those days. I really enjoyed all the...

    Yep. I miss those days. I really enjoyed all the numerous off-topic discussions, that rarely got completely out of hand, despite often going into touchy subjects.
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    You are aware they don't exist, aren't you?

    You are aware they don't exist, aren't you?
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    http://www.coolminiornot.com/forums/showthread.php...

    http://www.coolminiornot.com/forums/showthread.php?22887-Like-to-introduce-myself
    (Classy introduction!!)
    ...
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    I hadn't registered an account at the time, but I...

    I hadn't registered an account at the time, but I was constantly lurking the gallery and the forum, building up confidence to join. This guy had this very strict idea that his minis was supposed to...
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    His posts and his forum behaviour was more...

    His posts and his forum behaviour was more interesting than his painting, actually. But I guess that knowing how he painted gives a bit more context to the "discussion".
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    Bloody hell!! I just received a "reputation...

    Bloody hell!! I just received a "reputation comment" for a post made in 2005, and now this! :bulgy-eyes:

    Can't be a coincidence, can it? Especially since I mentioned mr Lobinske in that post.
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    That effort really paid off!! Looks great!...

    That effort really paid off!! Looks great! :highfive:
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    New skull looks great, Andy! I agree with Lee...

    New skull looks great, Andy! I agree with Lee that the scribblings would benefit from a bit of 3D impression.
  28. Thread: Bailey03's WIP

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    A burgundy colour would work well, I think. You...

    A burgundy colour would work well, I think. You can play a bit with the amount of saturation until you find something that works well with the other colours.
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    Slayer Sword winner GDUK 2014. Nice work,...

    Slayer Sword winner GDUK 2014.

    Nice work, Andy! I like the smoking eyes!
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    In the UK there's this company who provide...

    In the UK there's this company who provide affordable services with high quality: www.nameitplates.co.uk
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    I never put that much paint on the brush that it...

    I never put that much paint on the brush that it ever becomes a problem. If I need to coat large surfaces with paint I use a bigger brush so that I still only put paint on the very tip of the brush....
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    That is very true. The word resin is used for a...

    That is very true. The word resin is used for a wide variety of materials.
  33. Thread: 10 balls WIP

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    That's really lovely, Lee. I love the sack of...

    That's really lovely, Lee. I love the sack of bones at the back.
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    Your mini looks very well painted for someone...

    Your mini looks very well painted for someone who've painted for only four months. It doesn't have any obvious "beginner" flaws, such as messiness, thick lumpy paint etc. It is neatly done, but quite...
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    Well, now that sucks!! Sorry to hear that, Andy!

    Well, now that sucks!! Sorry to hear that, Andy!
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    In a way, I can see the point Max is making. You...

    In a way, I can see the point Max is making. You could argue it is similar to when pepople upload obscure films or music for download on the Internet, stuff that is impossible to get and noone is...
  37. Thread: Bailey03's WIP

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    Very nice, David! The red leaves really balance...

    Very nice, David! The red leaves really balance everything!
  38. Thread: Bailey03's WIP

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    In my mind those points have more to do with the...

    In my mind those points have more to do with the sculpting. When you paint, you paint the sculpt you've got in front of you. Of course you don't paint ripped musculature where there is none sculpted....
  39. Thread: Bailey03's WIP

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    The level of contrast is perfectly fine, and I...

    The level of contrast is perfectly fine, and I think it's a very weird thing to say that it should be less on a female figure. Does light work differently on women?? However, looking at the photos of...
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    You wouldn't have that problem with proper metal...

    You wouldn't have that problem with proper metal paints... :giggle:

    Seriously, though... Nice work on the skin. I like the lighting!
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    Merry Christmas, Mike!! 62753

    Merry Christmas, Mike!!
    62753
  42. Thread: Bailey03's WIP

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    Yeah, even though I've forgotten about that...

    Yeah, even though I've forgotten about that piece, I now remember when he posted it and probably that's where my idea came from, subconsciously.
  43. Thread: Bailey03's WIP

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    I have done this as well on a couple of figures....

    I have done this as well on a couple of figures. I have even applied pure white (matte) extreme lights, very sparsely, but definitely visible. I really like the effect! But, so far I've only tried it...
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    It was a while ago I touched my brushes, but when...

    It was a while ago I touched my brushes, but when I get my Christmas vacation in a bit more than a week (3 weeks off), I have planned to get my painting room in order. It is currently not possible to...
  45. Thread: SkelettetS wip

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    You can have Machete back now! :dance: The...

    You can have Machete back now! :dance:

    The metals look great!
  46. Thread: what's changed?

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    There are a few of us here, still. :)

    There are a few of us here, still. :)
  47. Thread: NMM Feedback

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    I think you can definitely go to pure white even...

    I think you can definitely go to pure white even with gold. Just make the white spots really small. I know that gold doesn't reflect complete, pure white, but if the light is strong then very close...
  48. Thread: Bailey03's WIP

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    I quite like the hair as it is. The sharper...

    I quite like the hair as it is. The sharper lights make the hair appear shiny, which breaks off nicely against the other more soft surfaces.

    If it was me who painted this, I'd do the scars dark...
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    All beds need to be at least 7 feet long!...

    All beds need to be at least 7 feet long! :arrogant:
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    I now have a mental image of a six foot potato...

    I now have a mental image of a six foot potato wearing crocs! Thank you very much, Lee!! :curse:
  51. Thread: Sound off!

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    "tall tale", "bit of a stretch", "long-winded"......

    "tall tale", "bit of a stretch", "long-winded"... I see where this is going! :rolleyes:
  52. Thread: Bailey03's WIP

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    That's very inconsiderate of them!! :struggle: ...

    That's very inconsiderate of them!! :struggle:

    (Had to buy one, of course...)
  53. Thread: Sound off!

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    Oooh, there are tales about me?! :bashful:

    Oooh, there are tales about me?! :bashful:
  54. Thread: Sound off!

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    :agent: I am watching... silently.

    :agent:

    I am watching... silently.
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    Use more than one light and don't have them as...

    Use more than one light and don't have them as close to the mini. Using more than one light is always a good idea, as you will get less of natural shadows as you work on the miniature.
  56. Thread: SkelettetS wip

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    Would that be called MNM? Metallic Non-Metal?

    Would that be called MNM? Metallic Non-Metal?
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    And remember that sent messages count too!

    And remember that sent messages count too!
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    Although it's a matter of personal preference,...

    Although it's a matter of personal preference, I'd say the regular series 7 are better suited for miniature painting than the miniature versions. Longer bristles means the brush will store more...
  59. Thread: Sproket's WIP

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    Brilliant painting, Dave!! Very inspiring!

    Brilliant painting, Dave!! Very inspiring!
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    That is some pretty good news!! I will do what I...

    That is some pretty good news!! I will do what I can to be there!
  61. Thread: SkelettetS wip

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    Shouldn't that be midsmurf? :giggle:

    Shouldn't that be midsmurf? :giggle:
  62. Thread: SkelettetS wip

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    Mutant smurf!!! :shock:

    Mutant smurf!!! :shock:
  63. Thread: 10 balls WIP

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    That's really nice, Lee! :smile-big:

    That's really nice, Lee! :smile-big:
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    Wohoo!! Well done, everyone and especially a big...

    Wohoo!! Well done, everyone and especially a big congratulations to Dave! :claply:
  65. Thread: Nakatan`s WIPs

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    Still, the results are astounding!! Thank you for...

    Still, the results are astounding!! Thank you for sharing! Very inspiring!
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    As Dragonsreach mentioned Pepa, I'd like to...

    As Dragonsreach mentioned Pepa, I'd like to mention that if you use airbrush extensively and often mask off areas (like Pepa does), then varnish is a very good idea. Otherwise, paint will easier come...
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    I only varnish certain parts for the effect only...

    I only varnish certain parts for the effect only (satin or gloss). But there is no need to protect the minis, as they (hopefully) never gets touched directly.
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    You might want to add colour shifts in the...

    You might want to add colour shifts in the shadows, or use glazes to smooth out blendings. Then, this is how you'd do it.
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    Important is to not overload the brush with...

    Important is to not overload the brush with paint. You shouldn't flood the surface with paint. You will lose all control then and risk getting blotchy results. The trick is to stretch a very tiny...
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    It looks like Marc Masclan's box art to me.

    It looks like Marc Masclan's box art to me.
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    The face reminds me of crocs in more than one...

    The face reminds me of crocs in more than one way! Like a mix of the animal and the footwear.
  72. Thread: Nakatan`s WIPs

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    Great sculpting and conversion! Really looking...

    Great sculpting and conversion! Really looking forward to seeing this develop. Thanks for sharing!
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    :rotfl: Brilliant!

    :rotfl:
    Brilliant!
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    Quoted for truth! :giggle: Good luck this...

    Quoted for truth! :giggle:

    Good luck this weekend, Andy! :smile-big:
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    Just a little happy dance! :victory::dance: (I...

    Just a little happy dance! :victory::dance:

    (I stole the pic off the interwebs...)
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    The only proper thing! :arrogant:

    The only proper thing! :arrogant:
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    52107 What the helll... I'll wish you good...

    52107

    What the helll... I'll wish you good luck anyway! :smile-big:
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    If you promise to leave the crocs at home (or...

    If you promise to leave the crocs at home (or better still... burn them), I will wish you the best of luck! :smile-big:
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    Good luck on Saturday! Wish I could be there...

    Good luck on Saturday! Wish I could be there...
  80. Thread: Proteus's WIP

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    I use a combination, so that I get both micro...

    I use a combination, so that I get both micro scratches and small blotches. But, I really like the effect you've achieved here. :)
  81. Thread: Proteus's WIP

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    Looks great! The weathering is really well done!...

    Looks great! The weathering is really well done!

    Just wanted to mention that using a sponge is perfectly doable even on small miniatures. I've used that technique on Hasslefree miniatures, which...
  82. Thread: 10 balls WIP

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    Lee tried his best to get his WIP thread back on...

    Lee tried his best to get his WIP thread back on track again. It lasted a whooping eight posts!! :rotfl::rotfl::rotfl::rotfl:
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    Oh, my poor fashion sensibilities......

    Oh, my poor fashion sensibilities... :excruciating:
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    Gah!! Just thinking about it makes me cringe......

    Gah!! Just thinking about it makes me cringe... :sick: I think I will have to spend a good hour on various fashion websites now, to dispell the horrible image!
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    Sadly can't make it this year either! We're short...

    Sadly can't make it this year either! We're short staffed at work and I need to be here.
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    And that's where your gold medal was... er......

    And that's where your gold medal was... er... "forged"? :excruciating: I must have missed an interesting event at that Euromilitaire show...
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    So, which part of the loo is the fiery heart?...

    So, which part of the loo is the fiery heart? :laugh:
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    That's a rather pretentious name for your loo,...

    That's a rather pretentious name for your loo, Andy, isn't it? :wink::giggle:
  89. Thread: 10 balls WIP

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    The Onion Ogre? I like it! :)

    The Onion Ogre? I like it! :)
  90. Thread: SkelettetS wip

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    This really shows how important those final...

    This really shows how important those final details are! :giggle:
  91. Thread: 10 balls WIP

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    @Andy Yeah, I knew something was off... This is...

    @Andy
    Yeah, I knew something was off... This is more life-like

    51812
  92. Thread: 10 balls WIP

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    @Skel I'm not too sure about the sculpt used in...

    @Skel
    I'm not too sure about the sculpt used in that step-by-step. :giggle:
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    Welcome! It is much, much better to use a...

    Welcome!



    It is much, much better to use a quality brush with a really good tip. Brushes as thin as 10/0 don't hold much paint, so the paint will dry very quickly and painting just gets...
  94. Thread: 10 balls WIP

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    This might be nitpicky, but as the goblin have...

    This might be nitpicky, but as the goblin have leaves around his waist, that are quite similar in size and shape as those on the base, it does become noticeable that they are painted differently....
  95. Thread: Bailey03's WIP

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    Quality!!! :smile-big:

    Quality!!! :smile-big:
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    Success!! :claply: I'm happy for you, Lee!...

    Success!! :claply: I'm happy for you, Lee! :smile-big:
  97. Thread: SkelettetS wip

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    Well done! Congratulations!...

    Well done! Congratulations! :victory::highfive::claply:
  98. Thread: Bailey03's WIP

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    This is really great! The more of the skin that...

    This is really great! The more of the skin that gets done, the better it looks! I really, really like this cold, dark green.
  99. Thread: Bailey03's WIP

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    Yeah, that's a wise choice! Looks bloody...

    Yeah, that's a wise choice! Looks bloody brilliant, so far! This one is going to look fantastic when it's done!
  100. Thread: Bailey03's WIP

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    I would put a bit of red under the cheeks as...

    I would put a bit of red under the cheeks as well. Not too much and not a saturated red, but a hint of it. Try it out in Photoshop if you want to play around a bit, before putting actual paint on.
  101. Thread: Bailey03's WIP

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    It does look great in the end, so worth the...

    It does look great in the end, so worth the effort, I'd say. Maybe some coloured glazes here and there to bring some variety into the colour? Maybe you've already planned to do that? I do like this...
  102. Thread: Bailey03's WIP

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    Congratulations, David! Happy for you! :smile-big:

    Congratulations, David! Happy for you! :smile-big:
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    Ouch!!! :giggle:

    Ouch!!! :giggle:
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    This is brilliant! Marvellous use of colour and...

    This is brilliant! Marvellous use of colour and texture!
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    Good news, Andy! There are many examples of...

    Good news, Andy! There are many examples of people living successfully with autism. The earlier you know about the diagnosis the better. With this knowledge you can work to make sure he gets the the...
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    That's a load of things to deal with at the same...

    That's a load of things to deal with at the same time! I understand it feels heavy! Sorry to hear about it, mate! Just take care of yourself and your family! Things will get better!
  107. Thread: Bailey03's WIP

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    Amen to that!

    Amen to that!
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    Great pics! Thanks for sharing! :smile-big:

    Great pics! Thanks for sharing! :smile-big:
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    Those kind of jokes rarely go down well... I...

    Those kind of jokes rarely go down well...

    I agree with the metal mini thing. Even small HF minis can be a problem, as they sometimes have very little room for pinning the mini to the base. It was...
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    That's a sizeable collection of those things! I'm...

    That's a sizeable collection of those things! I'm really happy for you! It's got to be worth it, even if Lee will smash your Ogryn squad, right? :giggle:
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    I do like the idea of the insert, though. I just...

    I do like the idea of the insert, though. I just used to drill holes into the bottom of the plinths and then put regular screws into them. This seems a lot better!
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    I used to use a hard case and screw my miniatures...

    I used to use a hard case and screw my miniatures to the bottom of it. But, I have found blu-tack does the job beautifully, with much less hassle. If you use a sufficient amount of it, i can't think...
  113. Thread: SkelettetS wip

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    You know you want to, Lee!! :mean:

    You know you want to, Lee!! :mean:
  114. Thread: SkelettetS wip

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    Now, that went rather well! :smile-big:

    Now, that went rather well! :smile-big:
  115. Thread: 10 balls WIP

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    I'm happy for you, Lee! :victory:

    I'm happy for you, Lee! :victory:
  116. Thread: Bailey03's WIP

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    The collapsed shelves on that IKEA cabinet...

    The collapsed shelves on that IKEA cabinet reminds me of something that every vinyl record enthusiast fears... the collapsed IKEA Expedit shelf.
    ...
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    Good luck tomorrow, Andy! Put on your lucky crocs...

    Good luck tomorrow, Andy! Put on your lucky crocs and go win something! :smile-big:
  118. Thread: SkelettetS wip

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    Good luck at Salute, Stefan! Bring back some...

    Good luck at Salute, Stefan! Bring back some trophies!! :smile-big:
  119. Thread: 10 balls WIP

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    Good luck on Saturday, Lee! :victory:

    Good luck on Saturday, Lee! :victory:
  120. Thread: Sproket's WIP

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    Not easy to chose, but based on how great...

    Not easy to chose, but based on how great Borgossa's hat looks (that texture!!) I'd say Borgossa!
  121. Thread: SkelettetS wip

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    I can sort of imagine what it looks like in real...

    I can sort of imagine what it looks like in real life, since I have seen earlier stuff from you. But yeah, metallics are a b***h to photograph! I think you're on to something here, though. This look...
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    Nice work on the dwarf lady! It's a lovely little...

    Nice work on the dwarf lady! It's a lovely little sculpt and I think you have done really well with the lights and shadows of it. Maybe tone down the red on the nipples?
  123. Thanks, mate! I hope to have some updates this...

    Thanks, mate! I hope to have some updates this weekend.
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    Difficult to comment without having seen the mini...

    Difficult to comment without having seen the mini in question, but I think in general that it's a good thing that small minis are judged equally to larger minis, that simplicity not necessarily is a...
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    Levels between competitions will always vary and...

    Levels between competitions will always vary and there will always be a certain degree of subjectivity involved in judging, regardless of the judging system. There are no set rules about what...
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    It seems that the competitions with many...

    It seems that the competitions with many categories are the ones with roots in miniature gaming and the categories are somewhat connected to gaming mechanisms. To me, as someone who never played a...
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    It's not completely without friction over here....

    It's not completely without friction over here. Most of the long-running competitions have a background firmly in historical and military modelling and there still is some grumbling going on with...
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    He should perhaps find a pro-mold-line-remover to...

    He should perhaps find a pro-mold-line-remover to collaborate with? :giggle:
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    World Expo would be the biggest thing, I'd say.

    World Expo would be the biggest thing, I'd say.
  130. Thread: Sproket's WIP

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    Fantastic work, David! :claply:

    Fantastic work, David! :claply:
  131. Thread: 10 balls WIP

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    Looks very striking! Really well done, Lee!

    Looks very striking! Really well done, Lee!
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    I almost always use just one brush anyway, so I'd...

    I almost always use just one brush anyway, so I'd be fine with that. I'd have to refrain from doing brush-destroying stuff on the bases though. Currently, my work horse is a Rosemary & Co. series 33...
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    The concept of painting those beautiful sculpts...

    The concept of painting those beautiful sculpts is a bit intimidating! But then I haven't gotten around to painting much at all for some years now. :sidefrown:
  134. Thread: 10 balls WIP

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    Really good work on the skin, Lee! I quite like...

    Really good work on the skin, Lee! I quite like the look of that. Perhaps a bit deeper shadows on his lower back? Might help empahsize his posture? The red is very nice too! Very vibrant! I'm...
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    Nice video! I could look at your sculpts for...

    Nice video! I could look at your sculpts for hours! :smile-big:
  136. Thread: Bailey03's WIP

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    Very well done! You manage to make a point AND be...

    Very well done! You manage to make a point AND be a bigger @$$ at the same time! :giggle:

    Seriously, though... Looks really nice and I am eagerly awaiting proper pictures of the whole thing! And,...
  137. Thanks guys! :smile-big: @ten: Thanks for the...

    Thanks guys! :smile-big:

    @ten: Thanks for the suggestion. I'll think about it.
  138. Small update. I still haven't done more work on...

    Small update. I still haven't done more work on the face and hands. I have painted the spear shaft, done some more work on the dress and started on the steel. That's basically what happened since the...
  139. Thread: Bailey03's WIP

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    The samurai is fantastic and definitely a type of...

    The samurai is fantastic and definitely a type of miniature I'd never be able to finish, should I try to paint it. I just know I would start hating all the patterns and stuff and lose interest and...
  140. I hope to post updates tonight.

    I hope to post updates tonight.
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    With OSL, remember that it's first and foremost...

    With OSL, remember that it's first and foremost light. As it is now it doesn't really look any lighter than the surrounding bits, especially not on the hand. If you make the picture above greyscale...
  142. The spear got some nice wood grain yesterday,...

    The spear got some nice wood grain yesterday, while the inside of the shield will be metal, but quite dark.
  143. Thread: Sproket's WIP

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    That's disgusting!! Which likely is the response...

    That's disgusting!! Which likely is the response you're hoping for! :smile-big:
  144. That was the general idea, but I've already spent...

    That was the general idea, but I've already spent more time on it than I anticipated. :thinking:


    You should! :claply:
  145. Thread: SkelettetS wip

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    Nice! I really like the green colour! The small...

    Nice! I really like the green colour! The small spots of other colours make a nice contrast to it!
  146. Thread: lionhearts Wip

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    Looks very neat! Nice turquoisey blue colour...

    Looks very neat! Nice turquoisey blue colour there! Works nicely with the gold!

    Never forget why you love this hobby! :smile-big:
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    Next to each other they look like they're doing a...

    Next to each other they look like they're doing a dance routine! :dance:

    Nice paintwork! They really come to life!
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    Maybe it's slightly too blue, but other than that...

    Maybe it's slightly too blue, but other than that I think it works. Put some highlights on it, to reduce the blue tone and to accentuate the volumes and I'm sure it will look really good.
  149. Luckily, I could have a drink or two while doing...

    Luckily, I could have a drink or two while doing it! :beerwave:

    And thanks everyone! I'm glad you like the figure! Maybe I do remember how to paint, after all? :smile-big:
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    My hands usually get more steady after a few...

    My hands usually get more steady after a few drinks. Of course, depends on your definition of "a few"! :curl-lip:

    I have a little trouble getting the pictures to show, but the personal project...
  151. Thread: 10 balls WIP

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    Those microbeads and the painted on bubbles...

    Those microbeads and the painted on bubbles really made a huge difference! Very nice! However, I'm disappointed that there is no boxing glove on the arrow. :disapointed:
  152. Also, bear in mind that not all techniques will...

    Also, bear in mind that not all techniques will suit you. If you read or watch a tutorial by someone you really look up to and then don't feel comfortable with the techniques they use, don get...
  153. Ok, update! I've been working a lot more on the...

    Ok, update! I've been working a lot more on the dress, also on the back side. I've painted the leathery bits at the back, re-painted the long sleeves and painted the hair. Next step will be working...
  154. Is it a Bill Bailey quote in your signature?...

    Is it a Bill Bailey quote in your signature? :smile-big:
  155. The only way to improve your painting is by...

    The only way to improve your painting is by painting a lot. So, I would start there! Asking for feedback is good, but don't get too caught up by it trying to tweak and fix things infinitely....
  156. Thanks guys! @supervike: Nice to see you...

    Thanks guys!

    @supervike: Nice to see you around, Jim! :smile-big:
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    Whatever it is he's holding, he clearly means to...

    Whatever it is he's holding, he clearly means to smash it with his other hand! (Or should that be 'paw'?) :giggle:
  158. Thanks, guys! :smile-big: @BaM: I'm surprised...

    Thanks, guys! :smile-big:

    @BaM: I'm surprised anyone remember that... :curl-lip:

    Ok, Skel is really going to believe somthing is afoot here... This is where I'm at now.
    ...
  159. Hehe, I'm hoping later today! I've been...

    Hehe, I'm hoping later today! I've been progressing since that picture was taken. (Home with a cold.)

    Interesting about the S75 paints... They do have rather bright colours still. And, you...
  160. I'm alright now! I think... :smirk: Well, they...

    I'm alright now! I think... :smirk:

    Well, they are the paints that have taken the most effort to get used to in my experience. I think the old Rackham paints were worse, though I never tried them...
  161. Yep, it's a dwarf. It's 24 mm from the feet to...

    Yep, it's a dwarf. It's 24 mm from the feet to the top of the helmet.
  162. @Andy: Thanks! It's a sculpt that really takes...

    @Andy: Thanks! It's a sculpt that really takes some work on emphasising the volumes. I'm currently volumising the... erm... backside. :snicker:
  163. Thanks for the encouragement! :smile-big: Oh,...

    Thanks for the encouragement! :smile-big:

    Oh, and I've finally warmed to the regular Scale75 paints, the non-metallic ones. I have always liked the colours and the very flat finish of them. But,...
  164. Ritual's work in progress (or, how to get my act together)

    I just realised that I've been a member of this site for a little over 12 years now. While I've posted quite a lot of miniatures in my gallery (long time since any additions, though), I've never...
  165. Thread: Bailey03's WIP

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    As you will add snow to the base, I'm sure it...

    As you will add snow to the base, I'm sure it will look great. However, I would recommend buying laser cut paper leaves as they have the shapes of actual leaves and come in various scales and from a...
  166. Nowadays I am quite fussed about the quality of...

    Nowadays I am quite fussed about the quality of the sculpt and casting. Even if I should strip an old miniature, I don't think I would feel any motivation for painting it. A lot has happened with the...
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    Yeah, I felt something was missing, but couldn't...

    Yeah, I felt something was missing, but couldn't put my finger on it! :giggle:
  168. Well, if you we're still happy with that you'd...

    Well, if you we're still happy with that you'd still be painting like that! :wink:
  169. Thread: 10 balls WIP

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    +1 for boxing glove arrow! :giggle:

    +1 for boxing glove arrow! :giggle:
  170. I look forward to seeing your stripped and...

    I look forward to seeing your stripped and re-painted Axenarf, Andy! :bashful:
  171. Thread: 10 balls WIP

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    Indeed! A conversion opportunity! :claply:

    Indeed! A conversion opportunity! :claply:
  172. Thread: 10 balls WIP

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    My guess is that having a short sleeve on the...

    My guess is that having a short sleeve on the right arm means you can move the arm more freely. Which would be good when firing arrows! :smile-big:
  173. Thread: 10 balls WIP

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    I would assume (although I know very little of...

    I would assume (although I know very little of old armour) that the arm holding the bow would need protection from the string, while the other arm benefits more from being less armoured.
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    I went there only yesterday! Received some very...

    I went there only yesterday! Received some very nice meds. :messed:
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    I thought the Dr's office was upstairs, the room...

    I thought the Dr's office was upstairs, the room with the red door. That's where I've gone all these years. :dont-know:
  176. Good to hear it's not as bad as it could have...

    Good to hear it's not as bad as it could have been! I hope he will be able to enjoy Christmas without too much pain and discomfort.
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    The casting on Rackham miniatures was a bit hit...

    The casting on Rackham miniatures was a bit hit and miss. They tended to overuse their moulds, so figures that had been in production for a while could be badly miscast at times. They used to be...
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    Very nice work, Andy! Great work on the texture...

    Very nice work, Andy! Great work on the texture of the battle damage! If there is one thing I would re-work it is the green light-reflections. They don't look light enough. They look more like...
  179. I hope your dad recovers as soon as possible,...

    I hope your dad recovers as soon as possible, Mike! Falling in an escalator can be really nasty. :shock:
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    I have no problems at all with any of those...

    I have no problems at all with any of those paints. I have stopped using any other metallic paints than Scale 75.
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    You can certainly use just diluted paint. A lot...

    You can certainly use just diluted paint. A lot of painters do and never use these pre-mixed washes and other stuff designed to make people spend more money. However, a lot of pre-mixed washes...
  182. Don't know. It takes time for it to show, so I...

    Don't know. It takes time for it to show, so I have no idea. But I wouldn't risk it.
  183. Also, oil based paints change over time due to...

    Also, oil based paints change over time due to evaporisation of substances in the paint. Acrylic paint don't. So, acrylic over oil can cause the acrylic paint to crack.
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    I'm gonna send you some evidence soon, Skel! I am...

    I'm gonna send you some evidence soon, Skel! I am painting right now, even. :)
  185. Regarding shaky hands... Ir could be partly due...

    Regarding shaky hands... Ir could be partly due to the fact you haven't painted for some time. Whenever I've started painting again after an extended hiatus, I've experienced somewhat shaky hands....
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    I drink them! What did you think? :silly:

    I drink them! What did you think? :silly:
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    I haven't really experienced that. I don't know...

    I haven't really experienced that. I don't know if the paints are inconsistent or if it's down to differencies in how you and I use them.
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    I thought so too, until I tried Scale75. And they...

    I thought so too, until I tried Scale75. And they have great gold paints as well (haven't bought the copper set yet).

    Those paints in the photo... :shock::excruciating:
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    Dogs and cats can really lift your spirits!...

    Dogs and cats can really lift your spirits! :smile-big:
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    I really love the Emy figure! Both the sculpt and...

    I really love the Emy figure! Both the sculpt and the paintjob! I hope the figure will be available for sale!
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    I think it's best not to ask about this......

    I think it's best not to ask about this... :neutral:
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    These Nocturna figures are more Wagnerian than...

    These Nocturna figures are more Wagnerian than Norse. But as such, you're giving this one justice! Nicely done, Andy!
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    Elgreco are fabulous to deal with! Really great...

    Elgreco are fabulous to deal with! Really great people!
  194. Stomach is fine, so far. However, flights home...

    Stomach is fine, so far. However, flights home got cancelled again, due to Lufthansa strike, just like last time. :curse: It's sorted now, but it was a stressful couple of days until I got a new...
  195. Are you nitpicking here! ;) Use or have... I wipe...

    Are you nitpicking here! ;) Use or have... I wipe my brushes on it. And, I'm in India... So I was up normal time! :)
  196. If you are using tissue paper or similar, to wipe...

    If you are using tissue paper or similar, to wipe your brush on, it could be fibres from that sticking to the brush and ending up on your miniature. I use a piece of cotton cloth to wipe my brushes...
  197. Thread: Sproket's WIP

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    The incredible Hulk?

    The incredible Hulk?
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    Who let this guy in?! Where's security at this...

    Who let this guy in?! Where's security at this place?!
  199. Thread: Bailey03's WIP

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    Also, in the open system, you enter a display of...

    Also, in the open system, you enter a display of models instead of separate entries for each individual model. If one of the models in your display are better, in the eye of the judges, then the rest...
  200. Thread: 36, 45, 60.

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    Wohoo! Happy birthday, Fran! :party::cake:

    Wohoo! Happy birthday, Fran! :party::cake:
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