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    I've noticed the great quality of your basework -...

    I've noticed the great quality of your basework - love to know more about that aspect when you have the time, particularly the terrain,
  2. Thread: Wet Pallette

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    I use a wet palette for keeping paints useable...

    I use a wet palette for keeping paints useable but, because it makes them harder to control, I have found the best thing is to transfer a little at a time to a 'dry' palette and do my mixing there....
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    Good tip - you can also do it the other way...

    Good tip - you can also do it the other way around, using the pinhole to indent the putty.
  4. I used this recipe with inks to make a bunch of...

    I used this recipe with inks to make a bunch of "shadow" washes in violet, magenta, green, sepia etc which I find really useful. (The labels say "Danny's Magic Wash" - credit where it's due)
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    A 'paint shaper' is good for mixing - easy to...

    A 'paint shaper' is good for mixing - easy to wipe clean. It looks like an eraser on the end of a ferrule, comes in a variety of shapes and sizes, and most big art shops stock them.

    You can also...
  6. Thread: Two questions.

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    I said \"stirrer\" not shaker. I assume you mean...

    I said \"stirrer\" not shaker. I assume you mean the gizmo that shakes the bottle. I meant the little battery operated propellor thingy you put in the paint itself
  7. Thread: Two questions.

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    I\'d be careful with leaving anything metal -...

    I\'d be careful with leaving anything metal - ball bearings etc - in paint for too long. It tends to rust.
    One of my best buys was a battery paint stirrer from www.micromark.com - about 4 bucks I...
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    I have quite a few tubes of basics - mainly...

    I have quite a few tubes of basics - mainly siennas, ochres, blacks etc - which are very useful for large scale stuff; particularly base groundwork because of their relative cheapness.
    The only...
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    Great link. Thanks:)

    Great link. Thanks:)
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    Anybody who doesn\'t fancy paying a second...

    Anybody who doesn\'t fancy paying a second mortgage for a dragon model, might like to check out this 120mm version
    http://www.modelmecca.com/gallery/figures/gabriel0707.shtml

    Price: 38.99 GBP...
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    A smaller range

    but otherwise pretty well identical to Vallejo. I heard they were made by the same manufacturer - don\'t know if it\'s true.

    The black is especially good - great covering power.
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    Model shops in London

    are thin on the ground .

    \"Under 2 Flags\", a Military Modelling shop, is opposite Bond St Tube, up a narrow alley called Christopher\'s Place. They sell the Andrea paint range (same as Vallejo),...
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    My collection

    includes quite a lot of non-military historical miniatures (Native Americans, Zulus, Samurai, Old West etc) in various scales from 54mm upwards. I discovered the milmod scene in the 80\'s when I got...
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    Dear Lonelyheart

    Suggest you place following ad:

    Guy WLTM GTP (Girl That Paints) with GSOH, , no timewasters, NMM preferred

    Should do it!lol
  15. Any mini collectors in London?

    who collect 80\'s stuff (Citadel, Ral Partha, Grenadier etc) should read my post on
    Yahoo Citadel Collectors
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    Andrea

    I don\'t know how much info you need but the Andrea site has pretty detailed pictures. I have about a dozen of their 54mm figures and the castings are uniformly excellent. Prices aren\'t bad either...
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    Okay- this one was irresistible to post to

    4 cats, siamese persuasion, - Franky, Lola, Jolie and Mia. The old fishing net was a (useless) attempt to stop them climbing curtains - and everything else. The Thai believe this breed have got...
  18. Thread: \"etch\" primer

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    FYI - for UK residents

    Halford\'s grey acrylic auto primer is cheaper and less gloopy than GW. Comes in light and dark. Works well on vinyl and plastic as well as metal
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    Behold the crappy power that is photoshop!! ...

    Behold the crappy power that is photoshop!!

    http://users.pandora.be/gamesedge/gieren/mousejeans.jpg

    I\'ll give it a 7
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    blues. blues, rhythm and blues - oh, and blues

    blues. blues, rhythm and blues - oh, and blues
  21. Thread: Suede

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    Suede

    Never liked their music personally

    Seriously - I always thought suede was about texture. On a large scale, an airbrush spatter does it best but at mini-size \'pouncing\' with a short haired brush...
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    Everything you ever wanted to know about . . .

    http://www.angelfire.com/tx/ToySoldier/tartan.htm

    . . . but were afraid to ask!
  23. Thread: brush care

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    You\'re lucky

    I did get yelled at when I started a similar thread. Well, not really, I got politely directed to the Bobby Wong article - which is a very fine one BTW.

    However if you want my 2cents worth:...
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    You\'re a strange & twisted individual. I like...

    You\'re a strange & twisted individual. I like that in a person.;)
  25. Thread: Fantasy Fiction

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    I second that opinion about unoriginal fantasy....

    I second that opinion about unoriginal fantasy. Personally nothing turns me off faster than to pick up a book and read blurb that says: \"In the land of Merkin, the spell-farter Daxxro must go on a...
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    Interesting thread. The Vallejo article is...

    Interesting thread. The Vallejo article is particularly well written - thanks to whoever it was for posting the link.
    Personally I too tend to make it up as I go along - work the paint until I\'m...
  27. Thread: scavenging

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    Scavenging mode

    comes natural to the truly obsessed modeler. You just need to develop an eye.
    If you\'re looking for scenic materials, then they\'re all around you. Bits of sponge, wood, twigs, bark, styrofoam...
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    Yeah, it also bends back - something resin...

    Yeah, it also bends back - something resin doesn\'t - but anyway enjoy:P
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    It\'s a nice sculpt

    but for £39 it came in minimal packaging with quite a lot of pin-holes, in my casting at least. I also think they might have cast the fragile parts - bow, arm, sword etc - in metal instead of resin...
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    Being a bit of a gadget freak

    I\'ve built up a whole collection of clamps, vices and holders for painting every scale of figure over the years. The ideal for me is a rig that holds the figure securely for you at any angle,...
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    If you have to get a brush the Micron B is a good...

    If you have to get a brush the Micron B is a good choice. I own one and an Iwata HPC. Love em and they were definitely worth the money. The Aztec brush nearly put me off for good - these are worlds...
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    Frankly

    I think you\'d be throwing your money away on a \"proper\" airbrush for painting minis exclusively. If all you want is a quick overspray, you \'d get just as good results from a spray can or one of...
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    Andrea

    I like Andrea paints. In fact I think they cover slightly better than the much vaunted Vallejo - though I agree there\'s probably not much in it.

    At the moment my favourites are Liquitext pots....
  34. Thread: GW Actors

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    GW Actors

    I know this is a very long shot but -

    In the 80\'s GW did a series of medieval actors: George & The Dragon, Man Dressed As Girl, Man Holding Mask, Lute Player etc. I think they were part of their...
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    all depends

    what you\'re aiming for and how high you want to build it up. As a basic tip, try using light-weight materials: bits of foam, plywood, cardboard, even papier mache. Then cover it with a light coating...
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    At the risk of coming on like another...

    At the risk of coming on like another pizza-breathed new friend, I\'d like to say: a very entertaining and well written rant, Otter.

    After a few decades out of it, I went into a GW store recently...
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    reluctant mockney

    30 years livin\' in the big smoke, gor bless you guvnor, and I still wonder why. I was born in Africa and still hanker after the wide open spaces - wider that is than Brockwell Park.

    FYI - for a...
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    smoke

    Tamiya do a Clear Red, Blue, Yellow,Orange,Green and Black (called \"Smoke\"). They\'re semi-transparent and can be thinned out. Don\'t like their other paints but these are great.
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    on-line tutorial

    Here\'s a basic tutorial I found on-line with illustrations which you might find helpful
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    gadgets & gizmos

    FYI - Micromark do a couple of really nifty gadgets for painters. One is a paint blender - a battery operated propellor for stirring (I tried to make one once with a hand-held fan but for $4.75 this...
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    reality check

    I\'m a little bemused by the suspicion of image enhancing programs or the notion that you can apply some kind of absolute standard for judging minis in this context.

    Unless you\'re prepared to...
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    Do u mean UK or US mail order co\'s? I did get...

    Do u mean UK or US mail order co\'s? I did get some sent over by a US co (as part of an order) but I cant remember who did it now.

    I\'ve also been \'paid\' by US modellers in DullKote for e-bay...
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    two coats

    I always subscribed to the 2 coat method for gaming figures that were going to be handled - a gloss coat followed by a matte. It works for me.

    However I noticed two side effects: it tends to...
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    ok - news not so good. This brilliant product is...

    ok - news not so good. This brilliant product is hoarded by UK modelers - I have 10 cans and they\'re MINE I tell you! - and any stockist usually sells out pretty quick.

    You could ask Alan at...
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    uk equivalent

    is Klear - also Johnson Wax:)
  46. Thread: Lead cancer/rot

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    a cure for cancer

    Lead cancer - as I understand it is something semi-legendary that only happens with the lead alloy used in very old figures (Don\'t panic, Captain Mainwaring!)

    I looked it up in an old model...
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    decals

    I\'ve got two sheets of 28mm scale heraldic decals - japanese koto, medieval beasts - which I *think* I got from Historex.co.uk tho I\'ve had them a long time. If you\'ve got a special job I could...
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    alternatives . . .

    You\'re right about the coarse grain of most acrylic metallics.

    There are a couple of alternatives to it tho - printer\'s ink uses a much finer ground and produces a much smoother finish....
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    Thanks for the offer, Angela. I\'ll bear it in...

    Thanks for the offer, Angela. I\'ll bear it in mind. At the moment tho even a cheap, old camera is a little beyond my pocket. :|~
    Love your work BTW
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    pastel dust tutorial

    Someone was asking me about this. I found a 2 page tutorial on the JJModels site which, while not in depth, gives pictures of the basic idea: (See/ techniques/powder techniques
    ...
  51. Thread: non GW paints

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    . . .the smell of Armory in the morning

    Ah, Armory - I used to use these all the time. If you can get any of their metallics or the pearlescent paints, do - they\'re unique.

    Difficult to be objective since I was learner when I used...
  52. shock of the old

    At 50, I\'ve got used to feeling like a methuselah in this hobby and just assumed everyone else was much younger. So this thread comes as something of a surprise. :wow:

    Maybe I\'m not such a...
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    Fuji Finepix?

    Any opinions on the Fuji Finepix? It\'s the only one I\'ve read about that has a really close up macro - which is why I was thinking about getting one one day in the far, far future when I have the...
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    Hope you don\'t mean that too literally! If you...

    Hope you don\'t mean that too literally! If you do roll-overs on pics ALL the images have to be cached (i.e. load in the browser) before they can work. Use an href with \"on click\" or better still...
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    eye candy good - download bad

    I totally agree about needing pictures. I\'ve never bought a figure i didn\'t see a pic of first - tho I\'ve bought on the strength of a pic and been disappointed sometimes.

    But as a low-bandwith...
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    It\'s true they do get darker sometimes,...

    It\'s true they do get darker sometimes, experimentation is called for. Some brands are more consistent than others. They don\'t blow away though because the idea is for you to have already blown...
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    real pastels

    A technique that\'s popular with larger scale figures, is using real pastels for shading i.e. sticks of pastel chalk. You grind them on sandpaper to produce coloured dust and brush them on with a...
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    right handed or left handed?

    This is the oldest and best tip on painting eyes. I still have a problem with the damn things. If you\'re right handed, the left eye is the hardest to get right. Turn the figure upside down and do...
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    You may or may not know that there are large...

    You may or may not know that there are large scale models out there based on all of these old movies. One of my favorites is one called \"Abduction\" based on Dr Caligari. (picture if u are...
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    I believe Ant Hughes (http://www.antsnest.net/)...

    I believe Ant Hughes uses it for his Karnstein. http://www.antsnest.net/

    I use it but have no good pics - my cameras fritzed. Don\'t buy Olympus
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    Green

    The best colour to use for shading pale blonde hair is a light, slightly muddy green - not brown or beige.

    Not many people know that . . . and you were only supposed to blow the bl**dy door off!
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    Variety

    I also use Liquitext a lot now though usually with a medium.

    Armory (US co.) were once my favorite; they don\'t make em now (sigh). They had great pearlescent colours and unusual metallics....
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    Fimo - not that lame really

    A technique I used to use a lot for \"quickie\" casting is with Fimo; the modelling clay you heat in an oven to harden. You can use it to add relief detail to a shield, throne, base etc up to half an...
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    hot needle

    I have a cheap foam cutter which is basically just a plastic hoop with a wire hooked up to a press stud battery. The key is the wire which needs to be v thin. fuse wire, as conductive as possible.
    ...
  65. Thread: Brush care

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    Brush care

    This comes under the heading of things I wish somebody had told me about sooner. Cant see any previous posts on this topic so I hope I\'m not re-hashing:
    If you use expensive brushes (squirrel,...
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    Medium

    Ask in an art shop. There are many mediums you can use with acrylic paints that have a retardant property (ie. stop the paint drying too quickly) as well as making them transparent - also sometimes...
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    Vinegar

    I always bathe my metal figures in vinegar diluted in hot water, it removes all of the invisible grease from fingerprints. For clean up, I finish with fine wire wool. With plate armoured figures, I...
  68. scale

    Whether or not you need an airbrush depends absolutely on the scale of your figures. With small scale gaming figures, it would be a waste of money. With large scale, it comes in useful if you\'re...
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