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    ...nobody!

    ...nobody!
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    How are there no comments glorifying this piece?...

    How are there no comments glorifying this piece? Nakatan has really impressed lately. Possibly my new favorite #1 all time
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    Makes me really...really wanna try my hand at...

    Makes me really...really wanna try my hand at this mini.
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    BTW buddy, I just logged in for the first time in...

    BTW buddy, I just logged in for the first time in awhile and saw ur msg, but could not respond for the reasons Stefan mentioned. I'll have to either update my account or erase all of my messages, but...
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    Ill do it free of charge. ;)

    Ill do it free of charge. ;)
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    Just wanted to say "hi" to everyone here. I've...

    Just wanted to say "hi" to everyone here. I've been away for awhile, no doubt, and I have been rather creatively stifled.

    In September I moved out of my apartment in sunny Florida to take...
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    A lack of confidence comes with any new job,...

    A lack of confidence comes with any new job, especially when it is drastically different from something you have grown comfortable doing for 25 years.

    I am convinced that many people may be...
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    Stefan I am very pleased to see you paint these...

    Stefan I am very pleased to see you paint these guys. I've wanted to have them for a long long time. Any leftovers? Lol...

    I saw a fellow painting the leader of these Chaos Dwarves...that bull...
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    Furzt Klass? Delivered by the Ork Ekspress?

    Furzt Klass? Delivered by the Ork Ekspress?
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    Funny, I use that exact term...malleable...to...

    Funny, I use that exact term...malleable...to describe information.

    Philosophically speaking, if one accepts certain absolutes then one must agree that there is a right and wrong. Truth, then,...
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    Did you find it was accurate? Keep in mind that...

    Did you find it was accurate? Keep in mind that the test shows where you belong on the American spectrum. I think European politics would look a little different.
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    I pledge to never enter into the specifics of any...

    I pledge to never enter into the specifics of any debate in this arena. For the obvious reason that CMoN is a light-hearted, fun place to share art, but also because I've learned that not everyone...
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    Thank you for your well wishes, especially given...

    Thank you for your well wishes, especially given your opposing views.

    I know you are kind of joking, kind of serious here...and the last thing I want to do is annoy otherwise good friends from my...
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    Bronzed shadow and Bronzed highlight FTW!!!!

    Bronzed shadow and Bronzed highlight FTW!!!!
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    Note: X-posted in General Discussion Forum ...

    Note: X-posted in General Discussion Forum

    Friends,

    I have been absent from this wonderful hobby for too long, but I have had a recent obsession consume a great deal of my time. I recently...
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    Crusade of Truth

    Friends,

    I have been absent from this wonderful hobby for too long, but I have had a recent obsession consume a great deal of my time. I recently started a political/military news and analysis...
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    The demon sniper above: What do you use/how do...

    The demon sniper above: What do you use/how do you paint the legs of the sniper? The grayish brownish look is perfect for dying skin or zombie flesh, IMHO.
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    Stefan, There is absolutely no reason that...

    Stefan,

    There is absolutely no reason that with successes like this, you shouldn't be making some quality income from your talents. Now, I know you may not be into this art form for that reason,...
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    I did consider making a swamp or water type base,...

    I did consider making a swamp or water type base, and that is an excellent idea WGS regarding the taking casts of the base in order to make similar terrain. However, I think Inshould defer to DR's...
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    Haven't painted enough recently to showcase here,...

    Haven't painted enough recently to showcase here, but I did have a question of my fellow creators:

    How can I add to this base to make it my own? Of course, I can add leaves or bushes on the...
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    I think you meant to say, "...inspired by...

    I think you meant to say, "...inspired by BloodFather's lizard mount..." no? :P

    You are going to include drool strings in this dude's mouth, aren't you? Also, I think he could benefit from some...
  22. Lovely choices Mike. Can't wait to see what you...

    Lovely choices Mike. Can't wait to see what you do with them...
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    Definitely a cool bust, great choice. I also...

    Definitely a cool bust, great choice. I also commend you for using yellow to highlight green; gives a beautiful result.
  24. I have mixed feelings when it comes to whether or...

    I have mixed feelings when it comes to whether or not to purchase a ton of paints. I have hundreds of different paints, and if I have learned anything from my forays into oil painting, it is that you...
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    Right, baking paper or parchment paper is the...

    Right, baking paper or parchment paper is the stuff you want. Shouldn't be any noticeable coating on the stuff. What are you using beneath the paper? I have found that sponges are less effective than...
  26. BaM, flees the CB Awards 2016 with due haste @...

    BaM, flees the CB Awards 2016 with due haste @ 8:45 mark...

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=zaJ4wyaIPrA
  27. You know my thoughts on this...

    You know my thoughts on this...
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    Dude, the blue figure is awesome! Both the face...

    Dude, the blue figure is awesome! Both the face and his armor. Keep it up bro this is an exciting, very well done piece so far...
  29. Still have Spirit of Adcenture?

    Still have Spirit of Adcenture?
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    Creeping in the corner...waiting to see if the...

    Creeping in the corner...waiting to see if the price of the lady gets reduced...
  31. He is looking for a Matt black for the ink is out...

    He is looking for a Matt black for the ink is out of the question.

    The black you are looking for from SC is called Flat Black. Very matt(e).
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    Very cool. Looks like a ton of work...

    Very cool. Looks like a ton of work...
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    With the Bunny with bat (Redemption?) I think it...

    With the Bunny with bat (Redemption?) I think it is all top class except for the reddish patchiness near her crotch in the first pic. Although I have the feeling that this may be a...
  34. I missed it, what did BaM do at CB this year?

    I missed it, what did BaM do at CB this year?
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    I'm sure CMoN will be just fine. I mean, come...

    I'm sure CMoN will be just fine. I mean, come on...there are entire threads here that bash CMoN and its voting system and talk about how Putty & Paint or other sites are superior. If that is okay,...
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    I will have to look those up , Mike, thanks. ...

    I will have to look those up , Mike, thanks.

    For me, Stranger Things​ on Netflix was so nostalgic that I couldn't stop watching. An 80s movie where a bunch of boys play AD&D in their basement? My...
  37. I fixed my own ranking signature long, long ago :)

    I fixed my own ranking signature long, long ago :)
  38. For references, Google princess cut gems. Due...

    For references, Google princess cut gems.

    Due to the sheer differences in light sources and surrounding environments to this shape, there is no consistent rules other than the same that apply to...
  39. To be clear, OP is asking about the geometrical...

    To be clear, OP is asking about the geometrical shape, which technically has nothing to do with the precious gem stone referred to as a diamond (except these can be cut into the geometrical shape of...
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    Fundamentals. It almost always comes down to...

    Fundamentals. It almost always comes down to fundamentals. I have recently undergone some struggles with my painting, and I think that the fundamentals almost always had something to do with less...
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    What is the base color of your NMM gold? Do you...

    What is the base color of your NMM gold? Do you glaze a yellow at the end?
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    Legs nearing completion, gives and idea of what...

    Legs nearing completion, gives and idea of what the rest of this behemoth will look like. Criticism welcomed...
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    Thank you, friends. I would be demonstrating...

    Thank you, friends. I would be demonstrating false modesty if I failed to admit my pride for this achievement.
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    Finished this in between paint jobs...

    Finished this in between paint jobs...
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    Thank you all for the kind words. It is good to...

    Thank you all for the kind words. It is good to know that others struggle through with dissatisfaction just like myself. Do you guys like the dark skin tone I've got going? I think I finally have...
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    Bailey, stand by for a thorough response to your...

    Bailey, stand by for a thorough response to your motivating advice. In the meantime, in HIS right leg is the new mix I will likely go with. It is GW Ratskin Flesh with a touch of Dark Sea Blue. I...
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    52277An oil painting of my father, still very...

    52277An oil painting of my father, still very WIP, using similar lighting:
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    Actually, now that I look again there are some...

    Actually, now that I look again there are some very clear edges. Like under his nose stands out to me the most. Great job there buddy! I really can't commend you enough for utilizing such creative...
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    Yeah, stop talking about us!

    Yeah, stop talking about us!
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    Is this a bright Stefan project? No way!

    Is this a bright Stefan project? No way!
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    More painting fails.

    More painting fails.
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    Max, I have noticed the same when reviewing his...

    Max, I have noticed the same when reviewing his gallery. They DO, in fact, go pretty dark in spots. I tried to provide the giant as an example with the hopes that you wouldn't delve too deeply into...
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    Not really liking how anything I am painting is...

    Not really liking how anything I am painting is looking lately. And this DOES SOMETHING to a man's psyche...when the final product does not turn out how I picture it in my head....I truly feel...
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    I am amazed that you can paint a Bones. I...

    I am amazed that you can paint a Bones. I personally can't make them look good: don't like how they act under my brush...but you are doing a good job. When using that dark blue in the armor/sword, I...
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    I agree with you Maxxxximus, but it goes against...

    I agree with you Maxxxximus, but it goes against my intuition.

    A wise man-a man that I consider my mentor in both oil and miniature painting-once told me this about skin: It should be bright, and...
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    Have been experimenting with where to take the...

    Have been experimenting with where to take the skin on this Hrungir project. Idk, not happy with it because I wanted more shininess to it. I can go almost pure white and it still won't "pop" next to...
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    I really commend you on the risks you are taking...

    I really commend you on the risks you are taking with this project. Trying out new techniques that many in the mini world are afraid to approach. For instance, I believe you are using something that...
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    You always have a place with me in sunny Florida.

    You always have a place with me in sunny Florida.
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    Hahahahahaha!!!!!! Awwww man that avatar is cool!

    Hahahahahaha!!!!!! Awwww man that avatar is cool!
  60. Some great advice from DR there. Especially...

    Some great advice from DR there. Especially regarding type of oil to use, and understanding the importance of mastering blending.

    Regarding painting skin tones (and anything, really) with oils,...
  61. I put you as the eighth best miniature painter of...

    I put you as the eighth best miniature painter of all time. You made BloodFather's Elite Eight. Lol...of course I was being silly there at the end of the rankings, sorry wasn't personal I just needed...
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    It's amazing how, in that last step of highlight...

    It's amazing how, in that last step of highlight the mini really comes to life...
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    Love how you are going with the steel and red...

    Love how you are going with the steel and red armor. It looks incredible!!! Especially the almost random selection of steel here or red there. Obviously not random because it is balanced in its...
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    Thats my problem with Facebook too; the tutorials...

    Thats my problem with Facebook too; the tutorials are too difficult to find, and those that I can find are difficult to read and are organized strangely. Just not very user friendly to anything but...
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    I don't have kids, but from my own observations...

    I don't have kids, but from my own observations of childhood here in the states, it is the opposite. We used to play outdoors for hours at a time, you couldn't find me during the summer months. Now...
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    I get similar performance out of my size 4 WN7...

    I get similar performance out of my size 4 WN7 that I get out of my size 1 and 2. In fact, I rather prefer it in many ways because it holds so much juice and has great capillary action. If I hadn't...
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    Anything we can help with, my friend?

    Anything we can help with, my friend?
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    Don't let GW's crafty labeling fool you, my...

    Don't let GW's crafty labeling fool you, my friend. There is nothing chemically different about a wash, AFAIK. To me, washing is a verb, not a noun. You can mix a wash with anything, it just requires...
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    Also the exposed brain should be a different...

    Also the exposed brain should be a different color than the brown skin on his body, IMHO.
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    Hey all, thanks for the updates and kind remarks....

    Hey all, thanks for the updates and kind remarks. I don't want anyone thinking I was begging for attention on MY WIP, was just a general comment about CMoN. Like, I always see there are about 6-12...
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    This place (CMoN forums) is quieter than I...

    This place (CMoN forums) is quieter than I remember. Maybe it's just cuz I haven't seen the usual customers-Andy, Ten, Skel, and Bailey-update much, because my notifications are very slow and I am...
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    The white balance advice was huge. I guess I was...

    The white balance advice was huge. I guess I was inadvertently doing this when I took photos of my minis, because I would always focus on a white object and then shoot the mini, though this would...
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    I just checked and I dont have an invite code...

    I just checked and I dont have an invite code right now but I think I will after my next submission and you're my man....
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    Stew do you have a P&P account?

    Stew do you have a P&P account?
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    Very unique style here. Cool stuff. I think that...

    Very unique style here. Cool stuff. I think that the armor will pop and stand out even more once you paint the tabard and other items. Will really contrast well against the armor. Cheers to a cool...
  76. Well if they are the horseman, call me a dismount...

    Well if they are the horseman, call me a dismount infantryman that LOVES these three. Damn, you need to make it out to a GD with these guys my brother.

    If you want to do a banner with me, you...
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    Left foot clearly ran over by a Chaos Chariot....

    Left foot clearly ran over by a Chaos Chariot. Ten Ball: telling a story through sculpture.
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    You need to highlight. You've got your mid tones...

    You need to highlight. You've got your mid tones and you've got your shadows, but don't be afraid to add this off white that Max speaks of to your base mixture of green. Add progressively more and...
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    Catstronauts....not a fan of the minis but I am...

    Catstronauts....not a fan of the minis but I am of the painting.
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    You very clearly just gave up altogether on his...

    You very clearly just gave up altogether on his hands. :)
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    Thank you, friend, for investing the time to...

    Thank you, friend, for investing the time to answer my questions. Your responses and instruction are more meaningful to me than you could ever imagine.

    Regarding stippling technique, I assume...
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    Oh come on!! Have some faith, people:) i I...

    Oh come on!! Have some faith, people:)

    i I went into my painting room last night and snapped some quick photos. I am actually kind of happy with how it looks. By no means perfect yet, and I'll...
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    Maxxxximus is there a tutorial somewhere for #4?...

    Maxxxximus is there a tutorial somewhere for #4? I am assuming there is for you to have such intimate knowledge of his processes.

    Patience is not an issue with me. I will progressively glaze each...
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    Bohun is that you?

    Bohun is that you?
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    Thank you very much for taking the time to...

    Thank you very much for taking the time to respond at length to my question. Very helpful and concise.

    I have noticed that you separate your basecoat from your mid tone. Or that you do not...
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    Too late. I dove in, head first, on the dark...

    Too late. I dove in, head first, on the dark green/dark violet mix. TBH, I am struggling a bit to get the results I want. Any advice is appreciated, especially from you DP.

    One issue is that my...
  87. I would truly love to see what you could do with...

    I would truly love to see what you could do with some oils. Oh the skin tones...
  88. to be honest my man, I do not know much about...

    to be honest my man, I do not know much about Army Painter Quick shade or any washing techniques. The two guys to ask around here are Ten Ball and AndyG. They both use the Q. S. (as they call it)...
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    Surely that leaden foot would crack ice,...

    Surely that leaden foot would crack ice, imperiling our hero as he pursues his quarry across the frozen lake...
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    If anyone is interested in getting a similar...

    If anyone is interested in getting a similar recipe with non-reaper paints, I did some quick mixing and got very accurate results.

    For Burgundy Wine, I used VMC Black Red and mixed it with a...
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    This will be my pallet then, Bailey...PS I am...

    This will be my pallet then, Bailey...PS I am open to advice on how to improve on what I've done. Be advised that the sideI painted as an example is the shadowy side due to the raptor's positioning.
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    Will respond to what you said Bails and others,...

    Will respond to what you said Bails and others, but first I need a vote. Black or green? Please note the green seen next to the black in this photo is not finished so disregard it. Compare the black...
  93. Images courtesy Bohun. BTW off topic: I think...

    Images courtesy Bohun. BTW off topic: I think CMoN has a MUCH more accurate ranking of top artists overall than does P&P. I don't want to mention names, and of course there are artists missing on...
  94. Here it is...I am a lefty and a righty, so it was...

    Here it is...I am a lefty and a righty, so it was only fair that I paint with my foot:

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  95. Bout to give this a try....standby...

    Bout to give this a try....standby...
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    Sir...this is the Highest Compliment from you....

    Sir...this is the Highest Compliment from you....
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    What you say sounds totally friggin awesome...not...

    What you say sounds totally friggin awesome...not sure how I'd go about it...maybe I need to review Dave's blog then. Somehow seems like the raptor would look even more evil and vile this way...Also...
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    Thank you Emporer Maximus. We will Charlie Mike...

    Thank you Emporer Maximus. We will Charlie Mike then (continue mission), with the FRAGO (fragmentary order, or alteration to original mission issued concurrently) of adding some red-Browns to the...
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    Help needed: What do you guys think of this...

    Help needed:

    What do you guys think of this base color for the raptor? You can see a bit of shading and highlighting there too, so this would be the basic mix over all of his body. Plus red glazes...
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    Hmmm nice idea there Sicks!

    Hmmm nice idea there Sicks!
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    Posting this here because every time I try to...

    Posting this here because every time I try to post under General forum, it asks me to confirm I am not a robot and then proceeds to bug out. So...

    I am about to talk about something of which I...
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    Hmmm the yellow skin doesn't look up to your...

    Hmmm the yellow skin doesn't look up to your standard.

    Nice freehand though...
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    Regarding your post apoc mini: He is definitely...

    Regarding your post apoc mini: He is definitely reading something. Or looking into a hole of some sorts. I think that much has been established. I was thinking of a freeway road sign, one that might...
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    I think you have found the key to life, Zab. ...

    I think you have found the key to life, Zab.

    "...take it slow with your wrist or have fun painting with the wrong hand."

    The secret of a happy life...
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    Extremely jealous that I haven't had a similar...

    Extremely jealous that I haven't had a similar opportunity. As such, I will defer to your experience. That is some good company there...love Titian and Rembrandt especially.

    BOK!
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    51547Freehand Cape. The freehand mimics a design...

    51547Freehand Cape. The freehand mimics a design on his saddle, out of view and under his right leg.
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    My thanks Killer B.

    My thanks Killer B.
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    It is a damn good one ;) I'll tell you what: I...

    It is a damn good one ;) I'll tell you what: I will call off the hounds and you can just send me something Bronze in the mail:)
  109. Wish I was a fly on the wall to see those get...

    Wish I was a fly on the wall to see those get painted :)
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    I have a fondness for Black Orcs that goes back...

    I have a fondness for Black Orcs that goes back to my AD&D days.

    I agree that making the patch too colorful would be a mistake. While it seems appropriate in character sort of way, you'd have to...
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    You will never experience significant (any) yellowing Splurch. First, most yellowing occurs in paintings after decades. There are some cases where yellowing occurs after a few years, but this is...
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    Axis of what???!!!!

    Ahem...my lawyers will be in touch!!!
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    I hope that no one is opposed to or annoyed by me...

    I hope that no one is opposed to or annoyed by me sharing this: 51538

    This is an initial sketch of my old man. Hope to have it completed in time for my visit home Septenber 1??
  114. Can we get a pic of all your stuff painted...

    Can we get a pic of all your stuff painted together some time?
  115. Dude...those two really are amazing. Seriously...

    Dude...those two really are amazing. Seriously about as good as I have seen GW stuff....holy Shnikey Batman....

    And remember folks: these are just his "newest works" before he "gets into things."...
  116. Here is another example of what I am after....

    Here is another example of what I am after. Notice that there is a tutorial from Siren minis that teaches how to paint this sword, but the tutorial does not match the final result at all!!!...
  117. Since all oil paints are suspended in a binder,...

    Since all oil paints are suspended in a binder, such as linseed, poppy seed, etc, then all oil paints yellow. Since one does not paint with straight pigment, your statement is a bit misleading. It is...
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    The Honey Buzzard looks ace my dude!!!! Oh,...

    The Honey Buzzard looks ace my dude!!!!

    Oh, and do you think you could do a tutorial explaining how you use this: 51535

    I got the part where you step #1 grab mini, step #2 turn upside down,...
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    Zab you are awesome.....

    Zab you are awesome.....
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    DH good to see you stil at it my brother. I...

    DH good to see you stil at it my brother. I reviewed your advancement over the last year and you are proceeding like a champ.
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    First, this model looks like a pleasure to paint....

    First, this model looks like a pleasure to paint. GW plastic is the best material IMO. It just looks so clean and smooth, with wonderful and precise angles. I am sure that some of this is a testament...
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    -Quote from Dazed and Confused

    -Quote from Dazed and Confused
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    Thats just, like....your opinion man!!!

    Thats just, like....your opinion man!!!
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    Thanks to all, your comments are flattering. My...

    Thanks to all, your comments are flattering. My confidence was shaken until I received this feedback.

    Not it sure about verdigris. I don't think it is necessary, but then again it might be a nice...
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    Nice use of tree bark/shale.

    Nice use of tree bark/shale.
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    This bottom pic makes it look like the leg is...

    This bottom pic makes it look like the leg is life (human) sized.

    Nice detail ail painting there...
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    I have to agree that this is a helpful post. Your...

    I have to agree that this is a helpful post. Your knowledge is impressive Maxxxximus. Rep awarded.

    Edit: Says I must spread some rep around before awarding Maxxxximus again...lol.
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    Thst greenish tint is from those two colors?

    Thst greenish tint is from those two colors?
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    Sprocket (David), you are truly a master of...

    Sprocket (David), you are truly a master of saturation.
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    Ladies and gentlemen....permit me to...

    Ladies and gentlemen....permit me to present...NMM Copper:

    51479
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    I spent some weeks living amongst the Gobbo,...

    I spent some weeks living amongst the Gobbo, learning their ways...adapting to their habits...so I think that I am MORE than qualified to speak about the cultural and biological traits of the Gobb....
  132. LOVE this bust dude!!!!

    LOVE this bust dude!!!!
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    I wonder if he is the same size as the other...

    I wonder if he is the same size as the other Native American Orc mini. The one with the little totem next to it that Megazord painted. Because they would both team up together for an awesome vignette.
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    You are sick in the pants dude!!!!

    You are sick in the pants dude!!!!
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    Basecoat of VGC Scrofulous Brown mixed with a...

    Basecoat of VGC Scrofulous Brown mixed with a touch of VMC Smoke. Then add black to this as you move to shadows. Add white for highlights. Glaze purple in shadows.

    The Scofulous Brown comes so...
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    Flesh and steel minis are the best, that's why....

    Flesh and steel minis are the best, that's why....
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    Just purchased the new Sci Fi Flower Knight from...

    Just purchased the new Sci Fi Flower Knight from Kingdom Death. If you respond soon you may be able to get one but only 20 left!!
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    Not much of an update, leg still needs cleaned up...

    Not much of an update, leg still needs cleaned up but this is how he scales with his mount. 51449
  139. I had a similar issue recently. I zenithal primed...

    I had a similar issue recently. I zenithal primed a mini (black from below, gray from above). On the gray side paint flowed very smoothly and covered well. In the black side paint did not flow well...
  140. Lookin good!

    Lookin good!
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    Fixed sword and more NMM. 51404

    Fixed sword and more NMM. 51404
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    Put in some work today for the first time in a...

    Put in some work today for the first time in a long while. Just realized I must've bent his sword before taking photos. Anyway, back at it...
  143. I know I am rezzing this, but I can't let...

    I know I am rezzing this, but I can't let confusion reign. The OP, it seems, ended up purchasing an ACRYLIC based printer's ink. The stuff that Einion was talking about was an oil based ink. Thus the...
  144. That may be, but if I liked someone's figures-and...

    That may be, but if I liked someone's figures-and they were on a budget-I would work for very low wages. You know, because I normally pay to paint...

    Which is why, if I were in the OP's position,...
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    Nonesense! You film quite well! Great...

    Nonesense! You film quite well! Great interview...

    I am a member of the Art and Design Society of Fort Walton Beach. A couple weeks ago, we got a nude model in and she posed for 1 minute, 2...
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    Those 300 votes did not happen over the years. I...

    Those 300 votes did not happen over the years. I can tell you with surety that they occurred around the time of the posting. Take a look in your own gallery and you will see that, unless a particular...
  147. In most cases for display quality painting,...

    In most cases for display quality painting, airbrush versions are superior.
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    How Does this Happen?

    Voting is very suspect. Can someone please tell me how this result occurs?

    http://www.coolminiornot.com/268818
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    Very good point there. I suppose expertise and...

    Very good point there. I suppose expertise and purpose need be taken into account. Likewise, I would hate to offer advice that cost someone a $20 brush in the process. Disclaimer: proceed with...
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    Without having skill or exp myself in sculpting...

    Without having skill or exp myself in sculpting it looks like great progress for such a short time sculpting. If things we just sharpened up a bit and some cleaner details I would say you'd be ace.
  151. More contrast please. Brighter highlights would...

    More contrast please. Brighter highlights would serve this mini well :)
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    Coming soon: 51323

    Coming soon:

    51323
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    See how his spine is a different tone here? I...

    See how his spine is a different tone here? I think I like this more than the completed version. It gives the mini depth and some nice variation. Maybe not as under detailed as seen here, but the...
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    Very odd stance there. I would feel compelled to...

    Very odd stance there. I would feel compelled to have someone or something bearing down upon him. Otherwise, he is simply murdering the lumbar muscles right now.

    Lovely lats and traps tho.... :)
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    I must respectfully disagree with both of your...

    I must respectfully disagree with both of your assertions here. You may have some different experiences, but I have painted at length with a WN series 7 KS sized 4 and size 3 using oil paints, stand...
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    Tartar my friend. See first post.

    Tartar my friend. See first post.
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    Thor is the leader.

    Thor is the leader.
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    I use OMS sold at Lowe's for adding with linseed...

    I use OMS sold at Lowe's for adding with linseed oil to make a medium for traditional OIL painting. I do use some KS series 7 brushes for this, and it definitely wears your brushes down faster than...
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    Have you considered making the oil painting...

    Have you considered making the oil painting plunge? Your sketches indicate that you may be very skilled at alla prima, loose and painterly style portraiture, figure, or scenic painting. See John...
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    I like it a lot....very nice for your first-or...

    I like it a lot....very nice for your first-or any-attempt at new software.
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    50956And another similar painting from the same...

    50956And another similar painting from the same artist, painting in the academic style as a renowned orientalist. I guess this would be the place to buy minis. Jean Leon Gerome.
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    Reviewed my own WIP and realized just how all...

    Reviewed my own WIP and realized just how all over the place I have been, and how little painting actually occurred here. Apologies for this. I will start a new WIP soon...less talkie more paintie....
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    BTW, is titled "Painting Breathes Life into...

    BTW, is titled "Painting Breathes Life into Sculpture."
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    Looks like P3 paints...^^^^

    Looks like P3 paints...^^^^
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    Jean Leon Gerome

    Check it out boys and girls. Some mini painting-old school:
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    I have I say from your description, as well as...

    I have I say from your description, as well as your final result, that you definitely know what you are doing. From the medium you chose, to the advice that you give yourself, to the final results,...
  167. I am sorry for your loss. I am also sorry that I...

    I am sorry for your loss. I am also sorry that I did not see this post sooner. As a disabled vet myself, I truly believe that the success I experienced with the armed forces is due to the courage and...
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    Your results are pretty darn good. Mimick the...

    Your results are pretty darn good. Mimick the contrast of the breastplate elsewhere. You can go much lighter in the highlighted areas. Also, remove some of the thicker areas of green paint. But...
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    A cold red introduces blue to move towards...

    A cold red introduces blue to move towards purple. If you truly want a cold feel, do not just shade with blue as some have suggested. You want you base coat to be a cold red, so simply add more and...
  170. Woah...the Great Carlo B asking for advice. This...

    Woah...the Great Carlo B asking for advice. This is humbling. I picked you out YEARS ago, when you only had 3-4 paintings scoring in the 8s range in your gallery. I just knew there was something...
  171. Listen to Avelorn. You have too much paint on the...

    Listen to Avelorn. You have too much paint on the brush when you apply it to the mini. Also, you aren't letting the layer dry completely before adding a new layer. This shows up on light colors the...
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    Oh also just for the record: traditional oils on...

    Oh also just for the record: traditional oils on traditional grounds take up to a year to fully dry. Most painters will not varnish until 6 months to a year for this reason.
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    Oil paint is dry to the touch, depending on the...

    Oil paint is dry to the touch, depending on the pigment, in 1 hour to one week. The earthy tones dry relatively fast, like your umbers and siennas. Colors like Ultramarine blue and any non lead based...
  174. Bah! The Brits are 'orrible spellours.

    Bah! The Brits are 'orrible spellours.
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    Congrats for being a new father, DP. Really...

    Congrats for being a new father, DP. Really exceedingly happy for you.
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    True nerd status.

    True nerd status.
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    My experience with stripping minis is that a vast...

    My experience with stripping minis is that a vast number of different simple green type cleaners do the job. It really doesn't take that much thinking. Choose a degreaser, let sit for 2-24 hours and...
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    Love the ice blue you put into your metals.

    Love the ice blue you put into your metals.
  179. Thank you for the link. Wow man, you are...

    Thank you for the link. Wow man, you are good....looks like the KS starts today. God speed!!!
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    I think if you are just making display minis for...

    I think if you are just making display minis for the most part, a large line of historical a is required, with fantasy minis as the second tier. Pegaso, Andrea, and many more. Scale 75 isn't a...
  181. I would buy all 3 if available.

    I would buy all 3 if available.
  182. Anyone have thoughts on these?

    Anyone have thoughts on these?
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    Its funny you say that. I emailed BaM months back...

    Its funny you say that. I emailed BaM months back requesting of him to make a massive dio, and I mentioned this project as an example.
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    Certainly disappointed. I really think that...

    Certainly disappointed. I really think that samurai is something special. As far as raw painting goes, it was the best IMO. I am actually rather butt hurt about it. The winner and second place were...
  185. Yeah to me historic and fantasy painters are two...

    Yeah to me historic and fantasy painters are two different breeds entirely. But if you don't have enough entries...what do ya do? I expected a lot more entries to look at, personally.

    Also, maybe...
  186. I know I am late to the show, but there are...

    I know I am late to the show, but there are dozens of award winning artists right here on CMoN that would love to paint your minis for next to nothing.
  187. Wow, success. I am happy to hear that CMoN has...

    Wow, success. I am happy to hear that CMoN has done so well. As someone who simply frequents the tutorial, forums, and occasionally shops at the store on this website, I really do not know much about...
  188. As a mini painter who later found oils, and has...

    As a mini painter who later found oils, and has painted minis with oils and acrylics, there have been some great observations here. I have a lot more canvas experience than Mini xp, but I can say...
  189. Coming from someone who actually read Warhammer...

    Coming from someone who actually read Warhammer Fantasy novels (including a kickass, Bretonnia series that read like a gothic knights of the round table) I hate everything to do with this Planar...
  190. What DR said about dried paint in the ferrule...

    What DR said about dried paint in the ferrule being drawn out by your sucking is likely the case. Another issue could be that when you keep the brush in your mouth for a long period of time, the heat...
  191. I store mine a certain way: keep the plastic tips...

    I store mine a certain way: keep the plastic tips that come with most quality brushes, and store vertical, tip-or brush end-down. The plastic tips allow you to do this. That way, any excess fluid...
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    I think the smoke looks perfect. Like...way good....

    I think the smoke looks perfect. Like...way good. However:
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    Bulbous...

    Bulbous...
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    NMM? You mean painting??? :)

    NMM? You mean painting???

    :)
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    Watered down gesso works just fine as a primer. I...

    Watered down gesso works just fine as a primer. I wouldn't prefer it to auto primer but it's not bad at all.

    You may not be too thick with the paint, it may be an issue of you overworking the...
  196. Caused by little dried pieces of paint. Keep a...

    Caused by little dried pieces of paint. Keep a toothpick handy and when you see the bits on your model remove them immediately to avoid headache. Quite a common issue. If it happens more often with...
  197. 75 man unit...sounds like an idea I had for you...

    75 man unit...sounds like an idea I had for you BaM...
  198. The good news is that your problem is easily...

    The good news is that your problem is easily diagnosed. As others have pointed out, this is the issue. Definitely not the paints. TBH though you aren't dealing with a disaster at all. Besides not...
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    Regarding your style, my friend, I would say that...

    Regarding your style, my friend, I would say that your use of mostly fantasy subjects, choice of NMM, and use of saturated colors would place you squarely as a high chroma, high contrast painter...
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    In the miniature world we call it NMM. In the oil...

    In the miniature world we call it NMM. In the oil on canvas world they call it painting. :)

    Just to show what an oil painter can do with NMM, this from my friends at wetcanvas.com (Alan P.):...
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