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  1. I'm on the road to Chicago now with some friends...

    I'm on the road to Chicago now with some friends for Games Day, got a few things finished to enter. Hopefully some of you guys I had a chance to hang out and talk with back in '08 will be there - a...
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    Article: Making Barbed Wire

    You can view the page at http://www.coolminiornot.com/articles/content.php?1402-making-barbed-wire&
  3. Thread: Vampire

    by Tinweasel
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    It's a solid tabletop figure - nothing to be...

    It's a solid tabletop figure - nothing to be ashamed of. Personslly, I do my basecoating and highlighting (or vice versa) and then work in shading - I think sort of thing might've worked better here...
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    I'm glad I hit the mark on the "tanned human...

    I'm glad I hit the mark on the "tanned human leather" areas, especially since I messed up the hood around the area where the decal now is to the point where it was stripped back to primer and I had...
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    Chaos Lord of Slaanesh

    I was wondering if I could get some feedback on this figure:
    http://www.coolminiornot.com/257028

    http://www.wowway.com/~tinweasel/gw_chaos_warband/gw_slord_fin_lt.jpg...
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    I think I need to have more friends, for...

    I think I need to have more friends, for starters. 8^)

    I also find it funny/ironic/saddening that my highest-rated figure is one that I used an experimental technique on for purposes of doing an...
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    I think that's probably the nicest thing anyone's...

    I think that's probably the nicest thing anyone's ever said on these Forums. Pity it usually doesn't translate into higher ratings in my gallery, but I've kinda given up on the vote (and receiving...
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    ^ What he said If you're using a bottle feed,...

    ^ What he said

    If you're using a bottle feed, is the suction tube set all the way in the lowest part of the bottle to allow for a "vacuum" once the air is on? I've had something like this where...
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    I'd suggest over white primer, that you start...

    I'd suggest over white primer, that you start with a basecoat of 1:1 Mechrite/Blood Red for coverage, and work in something like Vomit Brown or Dwarf Flesh (depending on how fleshy you want it to...
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    Infinity Speculo Killer WIP

    I'm nearing the end stages of a project I've been working on for a Commission Giveaway Contest I ran on my painting website. Anyways, I spent the better part of the morning tying things together as I...
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    I use windshield washer fluid (which also has...

    I use windshield washer fluid (which also has ammonia in it, in order to clean the car windows) - no rain shield or anything fancy, just $0.99 a gallon-and-a-half for a jug of blue-tinted stuff. For...
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    I adjusted the contrast and color balance of the...

    I adjusted the contrast and color balance of the pics I took of him so (hopefully) the figure looks a bit closer in a revised CMoN posted image as compared to how he actually does in person:...
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    Forge World Renegade Psyker

    I'd appreciate it if I could get some feedback on a figure I just recently finished and posted:
    http://coolminiornot.com/245973

    This is the first thing I've touched a paintbrush to in over a year...
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    Not sure if this is what you\'re looking for, as...

    Not sure if this is what you\'re looking for, as the rose itself is fairly subdued due to the imposed restrictions of the \"scene\" I was trying to depict in order to fit with the theme of the...
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    Congrats to the winners (heck, all the entrants!)...

    Congrats to the winners (heck, all the entrants!)

    I heard it was a good showing this year - pity I couldn\'t make it there myself.
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    @ Solomon - That would be a Battletech Inner...

    @ Solomon - That would be a Battletech Inner Sphere Atlas Battlemech released by Ral Partha in 1986. Battletech game-wise, that would be one of the most feared and intimidating of the 100-ton...
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    Thanks! One of the things I tried to do was...

    Thanks!

    One of the things I tried to do was make the green of the Warpstone a vibrant color - it\'s in such small quantities, though, on the figure. I figgered if I added somewhat of a reflected...
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    Thanks! That ratbandangle, for lack of a...

    Thanks!

    That ratbandangle, for lack of a better word, is pretty convoluted, yeah. That\'s one of the cooler parts of the figure, though - that he\'s holding this string of tied together rats...
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    I\'ve got the finished figure posted as a...

    I\'ve got the finished figure posted as a submission now:
    http://www.coolminiornot.com/197676
    ...
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    Chicago Games Day Skaven Warlord

    I finally got a chance to compile a set of pictures in order to post a submission for this guy. I\'m very happy to say he won a Bronze Demon in the Warhammer Single Mini category at the 2008 Chicago...
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    I saw this figure firsthand in Chicago and really...

    I saw this figure firsthand in Chicago and really liked it, I\'m likewise surprised that it didn\'t make first cut as it really is solidly painted, and I rather like your approach with the darker...
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    The finished piece is great, and I like how all...

    The finished piece is great, and I like how all the little details and freehand designs came together in the end. Definitely a very stylish and crisply painted figure - the minimalistic edge...
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    Having started work on one, myself, I\'d have to...

    Having started work on one, myself, I\'d have to say that I also liked the tweaks to the assembly process that GW did with this guy. They maybe limit the posing a bit, but make for much more stable...
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    @ freakinacage - Thanks! Now I\'m wondering...

    @ freakinacage - Thanks!


    Now I\'m wondering whether there\'s anything wrong with the photography or the painting itself (or is it simply not \"impressive\" enough), but he\'s scoring roughly the...
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    Games Day Chicago Kroot Hound

    This was my entry for Warhammer 40K Single figure.

    Here\'s the link:
    http://www.coolminiornot.com/197676

    Here\'s separate pics:...
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    Here\'s the finished figure - and I do mean...

    Here\'s the finished figure - and I do mean \"finished\" this time around, as I\'m happy with how he turned out:

    http://home.wowway.com/~tinweasel/gw_kroot_hound/gw_kroot_hound_rewip4.jpg

    It...
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    Kroot Hound re-WIP

    http://home.wowway.com/~tinweasel/gw_kroot_hound/gw_kroot_hound_rewip3.jpg

    I\'m looking for feedback on what else I could do to liven this guy up a bit. It\'s a figure that I finished over a year...
  28. Thread: GD Chicago

    by Tinweasel
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    Not had so much time to paint this year for a...

    Not had so much time to paint this year for a number of reasons.

    I finished a figure for Warhammer Fantasy Single and am in the process of doing one for 40K Single.

    I don\'t know if I\'ll be...
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    If I\'m getting the gist of the thread, then,...

    If I\'m getting the gist of the thread, then, it\'s that the overall contrast of the figure is a little uneven, where some areas need accentuated contrast (the Warpstone, for example) whereas some...
  30. So far as the color of the grime/weathering, for...

    So far as the color of the grime/weathering, for what it\'s worth it looks about the same shade as GW Graveyard Earth.

    I\'ve found that if you apply \"dirt\" colors in thinned down glazes, or even...
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    GW \"Special Edition\" Skaven Warlord

    I was hoping I could get feedback on my recently-submitted figure of a Skaven Warlord.

    http://www.coolminiornot.com/183383

    I painted this up for a local GW store and tried out some new...
  32. Looking to poss. redo a figure from scratch

    I converted, sculpted, and painted this guy going on close to two years ago:
    http://www.coolminiornot.com/112936

    I was thinking of possibly starting over from scratch with maybe one of the new GW...
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    I actually received these a few days ago, but I...

    I actually received these a few days ago, but I was waiting on word back from toxc on what the figures were (more or less):
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/bwride/CMONME13.jpg

    I\'m looking...
  34. Dull Cote being more or less a clear enamel spray...

    Dull Cote being more or less a clear enamel spray (Testor\'s and all...) it should slough off fairly easily with undiluted heavy-duty Simple Green. I\'ve found it works extremely well with enamel...
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    Wow! Quick turnaround! I\'m glad you liked...

    Wow! Quick turnaround!

    I\'m glad you liked \'em and these ones so far turned out great!

    I think the face on the succubus came out excellently - it kinda looks like she\'s smirking. I\'m glad...
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    Any chance I could get some critique of the...

    Any chance I could get some critique of the figures posted here and here. Granted, it\'s all new to me what with having a Demon-winning figure and all, but I\'d have expected that with folks seeing...
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    A palaver? A palaver is a chat or discussion...

    A palaver? A palaver is a chat or discussion about nothing in particular. A pull-over? A cardigan sweater, usually.

    I\'m a first generation American - my mother\'s Scottish (near Glasgow) and my...
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    None since basecoating the wing membranes, but...

    None since basecoating the wing membranes, but since Golden Demons are over and it looks like I won\'t be entering a figure into my local GW Hobby Center Lord of the Rings painting competition, he\'s...
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    Well, I sent off a nice little package to...

    Well, I sent off a nice little package to beowulfthehunter yesterday (Thursday) so it should be arriving fairly soon - we\'re only a state away from each other. I feel kinda bad, though, everybody...
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    Need help with paint colors!

    (I\'ve posted this on another site or two, but I figger with this being an international community, I might be able to get some more folks with older paints like I\'ve got...)

    I\'m hoping that...
  41. For anyone interested, I\'m in the middle of...

    For anyone interested, I\'m in the middle of doing a work-in-progress/tutorial thread on a GW LotR Sharkey figure using techniques I gathered from Jérémie\'s seminar at Chicago GD and some of my own...
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    Been in contact with beowulfthehunter - some...

    Been in contact with beowulfthehunter - some miniatures will be winging their way to him likely within the week.

    Also heard from toxc and provided my mailing address.
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    Gloss sealer forms a solid barrier - that\'s how...

    Gloss sealer forms a solid barrier - that\'s how it gets a gloss shine, because it\'s a solid uninterrupted non-porous finish that reflects a maximum amount of light while still being transparent. So...
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    Voted and commented on the entry. I just have...

    Voted and commented on the entry.

    I just have to reiterate what a wonderful job you did in painting and converting this - I had no idea that the head and mask was a conversion until you mentioned...
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    The attention to detail is amazing and I...

    The attention to detail is amazing and I especially like how you\'ve tied the overall color scheme in with such little things as green banding in the middle of the Imperial Eagle wings on his chest....
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    An update of sorts - this figure won the Silver...

    An update of sorts - this figure won the Silver award at the Chicago Golden Demon competition in the Lord of the Rings Single Miniature category. It goes without saying that there were a lot of solid...
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    Missed the previous ones... Tinweasel USA...

    Missed the previous ones...

    Tinweasel
    USA
    North America
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    I don\'t believe I\'ve posted it over here, just...

    I don\'t believe I\'ve posted it over here, just on my usual haunt at the Relicnews P&M Forum, but I\'m in the process of editing and posting all the pictures I took of entries at the Chicago Golden...
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    Thanks! I\'ve got pictures of Gandalf on the...

    Thanks! I\'ve got pictures of Gandalf on the bridge posted now:
    Entry #165288

    So far as seeing people\'s reactions, no, I wasn\'t able to spend a lot of time over by the figures except first...
  50. Thread: swamp bases

    by Tinweasel
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    Dunno, does this count?...

    Dunno, does this count?
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/bwride/Golden%20Demon%202007/gd2007-18.jpg

    Not as good a picture as could be hoped for, but it\'s the most recent one I\'ve got of...
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    I\'m not so concerned about the scoring of my...

    I\'m not so concerned about the scoring of my figures (although it is a little disappointing to have only broken an 8 once with a figure that was plain and simple an experiment in weathering.) No, my...
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    Congratulations on the Silver for your 40K squad...

    Congratulations on the Silver for your 40K squad - they were one of the first I took pictures of at the Chicago GD, and was impressed with the quality of the figures.

    It was my first Golden Demon...
  53. For those of you who missed it, I have to say it...

    For those of you who missed it, I have to say it was a very good seminar and I\'m glad Jeremie was gracious enough to stay a little over and show us his last presentation, as well as allow time for...
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    For what it\'s worth, I\'ve got a thread together...

    For what it\'s worth, I\'ve got a thread together over on the Relicnews P&M forum where I\'m slowly but surely going through my photos and gathering pictures of the winners (and others I was able to...
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    My (Bryan Wride) entry was the Silver winner in...

    My (Bryan Wride) entry was the Silver winner in the Lord of the Rings Single Miniature category - Gandalf at the Bridge of Khazad-Dûm.

    I managed to take pictures of almost all of the winning...
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    @ hakoMike - yes, it was, and a very good one,...

    @ hakoMike - yes, it was, and a very good one, too. A Squat in Power Armor (although it wasn\'t the classic \"easter egg\" variety sculpt from back in the day) that I believe must\'ve been...
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    So what do people think of the black background...

    So what do people think of the black background photos and the tidied-up details? If it\'s an improvement, I\'ll likely post this set up in my Gallery.
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    @ Fists of mortis - There\'s two light sources,...

    @ Fists of mortis - There\'s two light sources, actually. One is the crystal at the top of his staff, the other (if this were a full diorama) would be a massive, flame-lit Balrog that Gandalf is...
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    It\'s a solid piece of work and well-painted...

    It\'s a solid piece of work and well-painted (especially given the time frame you said you spent on him). I rated it a 7 as it\'s neat and cleanly painted, but with a few exceptions (such as the...
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    How exactly does one remove the background of a...

    How exactly does one remove the background of a miniature - to turn this background black, for example?
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    @ Fildunn - I edited the first post with the...

    @ Fildunn - I edited the first post with the image and the description. Good idea, and thanks for the feedback! So far as the contrast between the two colors of lighting, this is what\'s going to...
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    Looking for feedback - Gandalf w/ OSL

    I\'m looking for feedback on my Gandalf at the Bridge of Khazad Dum figure:
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    I\'m currently working on a scenic display bridge base for him and ideally would like to enter him in the...
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    Looking to attend a Games Day/Golden Demon for...

    Looking to attend a Games Day/Golden Demon for the first time, so I\'m planning on being there unless things should change!

    (Busy working on my Demon entries as we speak, actually...)
  64. If it were inks, that\'d explain things, too, as...

    If it were inks, that\'d explain things, too, as they generally take longer to dry than paints do (if ever, especially brands like Tamiya Clear Acrylics).

    Bummer about the paint creeping...
  65. Here\'s the final figure that I plan on entering...

    Here\'s the final figure that I plan on entering in the local GW Hobby Center painting competition this upcoming week:
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/bwride/gw_chaos_wizard_front2.jpg...
  66. Following some suggestions over on the Relicnews...

    Following some suggestions over on the Relicnews Painting & Modeling Forum, he\'s back to being a WIP as I still have a week to work before submission for the painting competition.

    I tidied up...
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    Never seen the figure in person, but judging by...

    Never seen the figure in person, but judging by the assembly & painting writeup Mike & Ali McVey gave it, there\'s already pins built into the sculpt of the wings. They just used superglue +...
  68. I definitely appreciate the feedback. The...

    I definitely appreciate the feedback. The original basecoat was shaded with purple ink and the crevices subsequently were shaded with VGC Hexed Lichen and a tough of metallic medium. Based on your...
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    You could try specific pinpoint applications of...

    You could try specific pinpoint applications of straight acetone to try and spread/thin the varnish out a little - I\'d suggest using a very small, precise brush. If you move the brush around at all,...
  70. Thread: Bruise me!

    by Tinweasel
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    Just for clarification\'s sake, what you\'re...

    Just for clarification\'s sake, what you\'re looking for sounds like a wound from a flanged mace.

    Top of the page, pictures on the right: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mace

    Those would leave a...
  71. I said \"what the hell\" and decided to have some...

    I said \"what the hell\" and decided to have some fun tonight, taking a stab at some NMM-style freehand:
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/bwride/gw_chaos_wizard_wip7.jpg

    How does the...
  72. So far as the yellow goes, I always understood...

    So far as the yellow goes, I always understood that painting particular shades in triads, or sets of threes, lends a certain balance or continuity to a figure. I really couldn\'t think of any other...
  73. I started back painting this guy again after a...

    I started back painting this guy again after a long hiatus - I\'m working on him now for a Warhammer Fantasy painting competition at the local GW Hobby Center.

    Here\'s the current progress, and it...
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    Um, yeah. They\'re geared more towards beginners...

    Um, yeah. They\'re geared more towards beginners IMO because there\'s nothing tricky required about the colors, you just paint it on and you\'ve got yourself a fairly evenly colored mini.

    So far...
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    Call me cheap, but when I\'ve let my brushes soak...

    Call me cheap, but when I\'ve let my brushes soak a bit in some W&N Brush Cleaner, I just rig them up in an empty tall baby food jar ($1.20 or so brand new at the grocery store, and maybe you can get...
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    Not quite sure what you mean - they all have the...

    Not quite sure what you mean - they all have the same off-white background in the pictures? Hence the dilemma as to which ones would make the best collage, or whether I actually should use all 7...
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    Here\'s a bunch of pictures I was able to take...

    Here\'s a bunch of pictures I was able to take and edit tonight and I\'d really appreciate some feedback on which ones to use, crop, leave out, etc. for a \"collage\"-style image.

    Likewise, if...
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    I tried taking the picture against a black...

    I tried taking the picture against a black background, but it just looked off what with the ambient lighting in my light box. I might have to try some funky paper color and use the color selection...
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    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/bwride/gw_g...

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/bwride/gw_gandalf_right2.jpg
    Another scanned picture from a different angle in an attempt to fix some of the wierdness with the lighting that was present in...
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    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/bwride/gw_n...

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/bwride/gw_necron_lord_wip5.jpg

    Here\'s the finished conversion, with the swappable Resurrection Orb, Staff of Light, and Warscythe. Right now the staff is...
  81. Thread: Corrosion

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    Granted, it\'s not sand, but when mixed with dry...

    Granted, it\'s not sand, but when mixed with dry time extender (Liquitex Slow-Dri is what I use, specifically) or PVA glue as a thickening agent, my mixture for realistic rust produces a grainy...
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    Apparently available in Denmark, Switzerland,...

    Apparently available in Denmark, Switzerland, Germany, etc., as they have a webpage for one of their global partners and the same sassafras-scented product I use over here is listed there on the...
  83. Thread: Florist foam

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    If you wanted a quick \'n\' easy route to seal it...

    If you wanted a quick \'n\' easy route to seal it against the evils of styrene-dissolving aerosol propellant and kill two birds with one stone, you could just use straight latex paint in the color of...
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    I swear by Mona Lisa Pink Soap, available at most...

    I swear by Mona Lisa Pink Soap, available at most craft/art supply stores:
    http://www.houstonart.com/pinksoap.asp

    It\'s brush cleaner, preserver, and conditioner all in one product... \'nuff...
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    Well, I ended staying up (like an idiot) all...

    Well, I ended staying up (like an idiot) all night Thursday in a serious tactical error of judgment (thus pissing off my wife - as I said, a serious tactical error of judgment)... the positive...
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    Yeah, I have the Shining Gold color from right...

    Yeah, I have the Shining Gold color from right before that, even, released with the Basic Paint Set, Monster Paint Set, etc. - when they used clear canister-style jars with white flip-top lids. Looks...
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    Well, I\'ve kinda gone into it with the intention...

    Well, I\'ve kinda gone into it with the intention of doing everything from the initial \"You shall not pass!\" bridge scene - minus the Balrog (which I don\'t own.) Conversion so the pose matches a...
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    Easy enough - the sword is currently unpainted...

    Easy enough - the sword is currently unpainted and will not be glowing, but I do plan on having it lit by the light from the crystal.

    The crystal is glowing white, and then everything front-facing...
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    Been doing some work on it, and hopefully it\'s a...

    Been doing some work on it, and hopefully it\'s a little more obvious where I\'m going with it. I\'m hoping I haven\'t overexaggerated the base of the staff head blocking the light from the crystal,...
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    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/bwride/gw_g...

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/bwride/gw_gandalf_wip9.jpg

    I toned down the white lit areas a little bit with a wash or two of the eventual orange color, and highlighted the fire-lit robes...
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    Something\'s just not sitting quite right with me...

    Something\'s just not sitting quite right with me about him appearance-wise thus far and I can\'t quite put my finger on it:
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/bwride/gw_gandalf_wip8.jpg
    ...
  92. Thread: gw primer

    by Tinweasel
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    The new Skull White and Chaos Black basecoat...

    The new Skull White and Chaos Black basecoat sprays are not the same as their old formula primers.

    They are essentially a new formulation by a different producer in closer colors to the Skull...
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    I\'ve only painted one horse recently:...

    I\'ve only painted one horse recently:
    http://www.coolminiornot.com/137694

    I\'d recommend stippling your paint as you work up to highlights on the horse\'s coat if you want a nice dappled...
  94. I\'ve been using Future Floor Finish and Liquitex...

    I\'ve been using Future Floor Finish and Liquitex Slow-Dri as additives to my paint for close to two years now, ever since getting back into miniature painting from a 14-year or so break. You do...
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    After hemming and hawing and fooling around with...

    After hemming and hawing and fooling around with some colors, I sat down tonight and put in some serious work. I\'m thinking I have a decent plan of attack - going to do the white light from his...
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    Thanks for the compliment! Actually, the neon...

    Thanks for the compliment! Actually, the neon plastic rod in the pic is hollowed out with a bright white interior - the brightness is a little more striking when seen on the figure itself. So far as...
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    I\'d appreciate suggestions and/or comments...

    I\'d appreciate suggestions and/or comments regarding the appearance of this latest conversion, a Destroyer. I set myself the task of dirtying it up a little, so it\'s got patches of...
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    First I\'ve seen of this thread, oddly enough,...

    First I\'ve seen of this thread, oddly enough, and I was wondering if I could get some feedback on something I just painted as (a) \"test figure(s)\" for OSL for a Necron army I just started...
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    Here\'s the figure from front and back all GS\'ed...

    Here\'s the figure from front and back all GS\'ed and primed, ready to get started:...
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    Converted Necrons

    Does anyone have any suggestions on something creative I could do for the basing on this guy?

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/bwride/gw_necron_lord_wip4.jpg

    I was thinking crystals and a...
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    No clue, and I doubt you\'re going to find Scibor...

    No clue, and I doubt you\'re going to find Scibor posting a response to you on the forums here.

    If I had to make a guess using GW colors, though: I\'d say a basecoat of Vermin Brown, then blended...
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    Personally, I use small graduated medication...

    Personally, I use small graduated medication syringes - I can use a full syringe for large mixtures of paint, specific measurements for smaller-scale ratios, and individual drops for mixing/thinning...
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    My own contribution, if I might be so bold:...

    My own contribution, if I might be so bold:
    http://www.coolminiornot.com/121720
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    OSL and Gandalf at Khazad-Dum

    I was more or less \"ordered\" by staff at my local GW Hobby Center to take a stab at involved OSL painting for an upcoming painting competition. I settled on a bitz order figure of Gandalf from the...
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    I appreciate the vote of confidence. I haven\'t...

    I appreciate the vote of confidence. I haven\'t finished Orcus because I put him on hold for painting a few figures for the local GW Hobby Center painting competitions. The final revised version of...
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    Would you say they\'re about twice as thick as...

    Would you say they\'re about twice as thick as the regular Citadel variety? If they\'re recommending 1:20 paint/thinner for washes and I use 1:10 for the normal paints...

    I have the set, but...
  107. Thread: Warm Whites

    by Tinweasel
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    My guess would be GW Kommando Khaki worked...

    My guess would be GW Kommando Khaki worked through Bleached Bone with a few Skull White extreme highlights on the sharpest uppermost edges.

    So far as the pinkish tint, I think that\'s probably a...
  108. Replies
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    Looking for some feedback on my figures

    I was wondering if you guys could comment on my recently posted figure - it\'s kinda discouraging scoring given the work I\'ve put in with weathering, lighting effects, object light sourcing and...
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    Guess it depends how you get paint onto your...

    Guess it depends how you get paint onto your brush? I usually have mine on a separate palette where I add thinner and mix colors. I don\'t dip my brush into the pot at all, and when I wipe paint off...
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    For wholesale reshaping of thick...

    For wholesale reshaping of thick pieces/resin/etc. a trick I\'ve heard of is to put the portion of the piece you want softened into a pile of salt in an otherwise empty pot heated on the stove. You...
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    One other suggestion, I guess, in terms of tips...

    One other suggestion, I guess, in terms of tips learned through trial and error - if you drybrush and your paint source is already thinned slightly, you\'ll end up applying less color overall than if...
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    I\'m no scientist, but if I had to make a guess,...

    I\'m no scientist, but if I had to make a guess, maybe the remaining dampness of the brush comes off along with your paint and evaporates, causing the drybrushed paint to dry quicker than it normally...
  113. Depending on how ingrained in the Future the hair...

    Depending on how ingrained in the Future the hair is, (and cutting/tweezing don\'t work) you might want to try carefully applying minimal amounts of acetone with a tiny brush to liquefy the Future...
  114. Re: posted figure # 155164...

    Re: posted figure # 155164

    Well, I entered this guy in the \"local\" in-store-competition-only painting contest at the closest GW Hobby Center and after some long discussion by staff that were...
  115. Thread: Savage Ork

    by Tinweasel
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    Not able to comment on the figure page, as I\'m...

    Not able to comment on the figure page, as I\'m still having problems with email validation...

    That being said, I rated it an 8. Technically, it\'s very well painted and although the color scheme...
  116. Revised figure in 155164

    Thanks for the comments thus far, folks.

    I\'ve since made some additions and revisions to the painting and the general theme of the figure. While it\'s an OOP GW figure and kinda outdated in the...
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    Well, I appreciate the suggestions, as I\'ve been...

    Well, I appreciate the suggestions, as I\'ve been feeling that there\'s been something kinda \"lacking\" in the overall appearance of the base and while they do have a pale yellow glow, the eyes have...
  118. Genestealer Patriarch / Tyranid Broodlord

    Hopefully not too out of place, but it\'s moved a little past the WIP stage and I\'d really like to get as much feedback as I can...

    Please comment on my figure here, it would be greatly...
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    @ JakeSh - So far as the flesh and the eyes, do...

    @ JakeSh - So far as the flesh and the eyes, do you mean something along these lines?
    http://forums.relicnews.com/avatars/avatar24425_13.gif

    I was trying a different, purple-based color scheme on...
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    Well, I made a post of the competition-finished...

    Well, I made a post of the competition-finished figure over in the rating section here: I\'d appreciate comments and votes, please!

    So far as the base goes, I\'m kinda at a loss as to what to add....
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    @ emopainterguy - I built up from the black/red...

    @ emopainterguy - I built up from the black/red base of the claws with various brown/grey striations and kept it overall dark. I\'d agree in that the dark claws look best, I\'m glad I steered away...
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    Somebody over on another forum asked for a...

    Somebody over on another forum asked for a picture from a different angle:
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/bwride/gw_patriarch_wip9b.jpg

    Still looking for constructive feedback - I think...
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    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/bwride/gw_p...

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/bwride/gw_patriarch_wip9.jpg

    As for the claws, I don\'t think lighter Bleached Bone stands out in a good way against the rest of the figure, so I\'m thinking...
  124. Replies
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    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/bwride/gw_p...

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/bwride/gw_patriarch_wip8.jpg

    I\'d appreciate any suggestions on how to handle the color of the claws and spines. This was one part of the color scheme I...
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    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/bwride/gw_p...

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/bwride/gw_patriarch_wip7.jpg

    A little further along on the chitin armor carapace and I added some shading of Liche Purple to the skin. I\'m having a...
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    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/bwride/gw_p...

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/bwride/gw_patriarch_wip6.jpg

    A little further along in the painting - folks have commented in a WIP thread elsewhere that the skin maybe doesn\'t look...
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    I\'ve always been partial to the blue and purple...

    I\'ve always been partial to the blue and purple scheme - got a breakdown of how Ivan Bartleet did it old-school style in one of my old WD issues. I also have WD issue #306, which has a breakdown of...
  128. Replies
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    OOP Genestealer Patriarch/Broodlord WIP

    I\'m working on this guy for a competition and I don\'t really have a lot of experience in painting Tyranids, although I have been practicing with alternate skin tones and smooth color transitions...
  129. Thread: Tamiya

    by Tinweasel
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    I\'ve noticed that using Liquitex Dry Time...

    I\'ve noticed that using Liquitex Dry Time Extender as an additive in my thinner causes the Tamiya clear colors (red, smoke, and orange I have) to get much thicker and flow very poorly - despite...
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    I was at one of the local US GW Hobby Centers...

    I was at one of the local US GW Hobby Centers over the weekend and was discussing the new Foundation Paint Set with staff. The Set is currently available for pre-order and the pre-orders will be...
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    So far as the paints being in the right places,...

    So far as the paints being in the right places, you\'ve got it down. It\'s hard to tell whether you\'re painting highlights and having problems with where they start/end or whether it\'s just patchy...
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    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/bwride/g_or...

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/bwride/g_orcus_wip15.jpg

    Essentially, the wing membranes were painted with 2-3 coats of glazing with stippling to create texture on the wings where...
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    It\'s been a little while since I\'ve had more...

    It\'s been a little while since I\'ve had more than a half hour here or there to work on him, but here\'s an updated picture:
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/bwride/g_orcus_wip13.jpg

    I\'m...
  134. Replies
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    Starting to get into the home stretch here:...

    Starting to get into the home stretch here:
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/bwride/g_orcus_wip12.jpg

    While I prefer the new color to the previous black edging, I still felt the orange base...
  135. Replies
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    Thanks, all, for the comments - I\'m pulling out...

    Thanks, all, for the comments - I\'m pulling out all the stops on this one and it\'s really been an exercise for me to try out new color mixtures...

    @ supervike - I really liked your paint job as...
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    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/bwride/g_or...

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/bwride/g_orcus_wip8.jpg
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    Thanks for the comments and compliments, folks!...

    Thanks for the comments and compliments, folks! Still very much a WIP, but I\'m putting a lot of time into this guy as he\'s always been one of my favorite miniatures.

    So far as the eyes, I was...
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    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/bwride/g_or...

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/bwride/g_orcus_wip6.jpg
  139. Replies
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    Haven\'t been getting much in the way of...

    Haven\'t been getting much in the way of feedback, but I figgered I\'d post a shot of where he\'s at as of this evening:
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/bwride/g_orcus_wip5.jpg
  140. Replies
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    Very nice work so far - solid color transitions...

    Very nice work so far - solid color transitions and great detail work on the face and armor. Loving the color scheme!

    Not sure if you\'ve touched it yet, but the backs of the feet could probably...
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    Well, this is where he\'s at so far:...

    Well, this is where he\'s at so far:
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/bwride/g_orcus_wip3.jpg

    I\'m adding in successive amounts of Tan (sort of a greyish beige, really) and White together...
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    Here\'s step 2, with a little bit of VMC Deck...

    Here\'s step 2, with a little bit of VMC Deck Tan/GW White and a touch of Scab Red/Scorched Brown added to the mix:
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/bwride/g_orcus_wip2.jpg

    I\'m thinking if...
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    Near as I can tell, he is definitely OOP. This, I...

    Near as I can tell, he is definitely OOP. This, I believe, is the original sculpt of M-38 their \"Demon\" figure, AKA Orcus, and in looking through later catalogs (this figure\'s from \'84) it was...
  144. Replies
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    Grenadier Orcus WIP, please comment

    Dug this guy out of my collection of old figures, stripped off the crappy paint job, patched some gaps with Kneadatite, and figgered I\'d give him a new and improved look since he\'s been sitting in...
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    I voted, but I can\'t comment on the pic itself...

    I voted, but I can\'t comment on the pic itself because my email\'s not registering as \"validated\" for some reason.

    I gave it an \"8\" - I would\'ve went higher due to the quality of the work,...
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    Voted on it, but not able to comment as my email...

    Voted on it, but not able to comment as my email isn\'t registering as \"validated\" for some reason.

    Been following this one over on the Relic P&M Forums, and it\'s some beautiful work for your...
  147. Replies
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    Storm Dragons Chapter Librarian Istaarn

    Hi, all!

    This is the first mini I\'ve finished as a commission piece. I finished it the other day, but just posted a \"compilation pic\" here on CMoN last night.

    It would be great if you guys...
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    I guess I\'m not understanding the question. Are...

    I guess I\'m not understanding the question. Are you asking two:
    Do folks primarily use paint colors straight out of the pot in a successions of different colors to get an effect?

    Or do folks mix...
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    I figgered I\'d post the finished figure for...

    I figgered I\'d post the finished figure for posterity:
    http://home.comcast.net/~tinweasel/gw_dragon_prince_horse.jpg

    I guess I didn\'t clarify enough in my last post - I decided that doing...
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    Obviously depending on the color, Inks can...

    Obviously depending on the color, Inks can greatly deepen/strengthen a color or change the tone entirely.

    As a general practice, I add Inks to my paints for basecoats sometimes if I\'m looking for...
  151. Replies
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    Real life and many stresses right now have kinda...

    Real life and many stresses right now have kinda limited my painting time, but I\'ve been putting in quite a bit of work the past few evenings. Does it look like a horse, per the original thread...
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    I\'d have to chime in with GW metallics not...

    I\'d have to chime in with GW metallics not having good survivability.

    I, too, have all my old GW white flip-top pots as originally sold in the paint sets of 14-15 years back (Monster, Creature,...
  153. Revisiting some of my old threads, and I realized...

    Revisiting some of my old threads, and I realized I didn\'t post a pic of the group shot with color that are fairly accurate (even if the lighting\'s a little dark in the pic.)
    ...
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    Painting horseflesh

    Doing a figure for a client, and I\'m aiming for a light grey semi-dappled effect on the horse\'s skin. I\'d appreciate any and all comments, critiques, or suggestions on painting horses, if...
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    Not quite marble, because I didn\'t paint on...

    Not quite marble, because I didn\'t paint on striations of an additional semi-translucent color, but I think the stone tiles themself looks like marble and soapstone... which is pretty much the...
  156. Got tired of painting scores of tiny little...

    Got tired of painting scores of tiny little gemstones tonight, so I figgered I\'d take a stab at inverse highlighting:
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/bwride/dark_blade_test.jpg
    The...
  157. Bah, I\'m cheap: ...

    Bah, I\'m cheap:

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/bwride/infestation_marker12.jpg
    A 20oz pop bottle cap and 2-sided masking tape. Easy enough to replace the tape when it starts getting...
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    Been a little while since I added to the thread....

    Been a little while since I added to the thread. Here\'s the most recent pics of the SM (and his pal the attacking Kroot Carnivore) as were posted in my entry for the Duel Competition I\'ve been...
  159. Replies
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    Actually, it\'s all skewed. Given that every...

    Actually, it\'s all skewed.

    Given that every figure posted starts off with a 6 rating right off the bat, regardless of painting skill or figure quality, of course the distribution is going to be...
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    IMO, I think for me to consider something...

    IMO, I think for me to consider something \"art,\" it needs to transcend its material. Somebody mentioned that they work in graphic design and produce stuff all day but would never consider it...
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    Folks were asking to see the base and the...

    Folks were asking to see the base and the opponent, so for sake of perspective on the scene, I took a few more pics of the WIP tonight. Still need to flesh out some GS details on the Kroot to show...
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    I kinda saw the SM\'s shoulder pad as being...

    I kinda saw the SM\'s shoulder pad as being pretty resistant to stuff like ammo rounds and the like, given the shape and the supposed material. On the other hand, I see the trim on the shoulder pad...
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    SM Standard Bearer for a Duel WIP

    For those about to rock...
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/bwride/sm_banner_fin2.jpg
    We salute you!



    Just got done tonight with the last of the GS-ing I wanted to do, washed and...
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    So far as the current red-drawn design for the...

    So far as the current red-drawn design for the gun arm, I\'m thinking that a simple Orky solution for stability would be to make it similar to what\'s in the original sketch - use a strip of balsa...
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    In the process of adding another step up of...

    In the process of adding another step up of color, being extra careful to detail some of the \"flatter\" areas of the dirt - I see what you guys mean.

    So far as \"grass\" goes, I don\'t have any...
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    Duel display base

    Thought I\'d post this here and ask for any additional suggestions or ideas:

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/bwride/krootvsm_duel_scene_fin.jpg

    Essentially, it\'s for a duel between a...
  167. Not enough shading on the yellows and tans, then,...

    Not enough shading on the yellows and tans, then, compared to the rest?
  168. Old School GW Chaos Wizard WIP [Finished 6/22/2007]

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/bwride/gw_chaos_wizard.jpg

    I\'d greatly appreciate feedback on this guy. I\'m in the process of rounding out some details, and I\'m kinda ambivalent as to...
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    Yeah, I\'m aiming for a glowing green effect...

    Yeah, I\'m aiming for a glowing green effect coming from the interior through the open vents. In the process of tidying up things, though, I did a slight wash of a greenish-white mixture in the vents...
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    My first Warmachine mini

    http://www.coolminiornot.com/121720

    I won\'t necessarily repeat the commenting I put in the pic for the figure, but I\'d really appreciate feedback on it! (I did notice an omission, though. I...
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    Here\'s a WIP shot of my first-ever Warmachine...

    Here\'s a WIP shot of my first-ever Warmachine figure:
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/bwride/deathripper.jpg

    The metallics are essentially a basecoat, but I\'d appreciate comments and...
  172. Again, I\'m asking if anyone has the exact names...

    Again, I\'m asking if anyone has the exact names of the files, as they are still downloadable from the site. I was able to access one of the .pdf files earlier today, as I still had the name of it in...
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    Related in a roundabout way, but I\'ve been...

    Related in a roundabout way, but I\'ve been wondering why every miniature starts out with an initial score of 6.

    This does a service to people whose miniatures would otherwise be very low scoring,...
  174. Does anyone have a listing of the file names that...

    Does anyone have a listing of the file names that he\'s compiled the articles in? One of my articles was in there, but I\'m trying to find the particular \"Chapter.\"
  175. I guess this is a bump of sorts. Our 5...

    I guess this is a bump of sorts. Our 5 month-old-kitten knocked my converted Dark Apostle off the shelf he was sitting on, so he\'s basically broken into his component parts.

    For what it\'s worth,...
  176. Any specific suggestions as to improving his...

    Any specific suggestions as to improving his appearance? I\'d especially like suggestions on the metallics, as they are pretty well highlighted (at least to me) but they don\'t seem to translate well...
  177. @ Ogrebane & freakinacage - Aha! I was aiming...

    @ Ogrebane & freakinacage - Aha!
    I was aiming for something like the ruined stone tile floor of an Imperial building - kinda like he was striding through the wreckage with bodies in his wake. I...
  178. Well, I\'ve got a tutorial of sorts on both the...

    Well, I\'ve got a tutorial of sorts on both the figure and the base on my website: Word Bearers Dark Apostle Tutorial

    The base itself is essentially a Warmachine 40mm slottabase, a layer of...
  179. Converted Word Bearers Dark Apostle - 112936

    Here\'s some newly posted pics from my Gallery: #112936

    I\'d be most appreciative of comments, suggestions, and in-depth critiques.

    This figure represents a lot of \"firsts\" for me: It\'s the...
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    I use a general purpose thinner mixture of water,...

    I use a general purpose thinner mixture of water, Future Floor Finish, and extender - 1:1 paint/thinner for basecoats, up to 1:20 for glazes on occasion.

    When doing straight washes, I have a...
  181. I retook pics and fiddled slightly with the color...

    I retook pics and fiddled slightly with the color balance and levels:
    http://home.comcast.net/~tinweasel/tau_unit1_CMON.jpg
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/bwride/tau_unit1_2_CMON.jpg
    ...
  182. Well, this is the scheme thus far - I posted a...

    Well, this is the scheme thus far - I posted a few pics of the gun Drone in the WIP thread, but now that it\'s finished, I\'d appreciate comments on the figures overall. Suggestions, criticisms,...
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    @ TAB Studios - thanks for the comments. i\'ll...

    @ TAB Studios - thanks for the comments. i\'ll have to look that color up. Currently it\'s a basecoat of Red Gore/Brown, blended up to Blood Red, and then highlighted past. I\'m trying to keep to the...
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    I\'d say no moreso than any other type of...

    I\'d say no moreso than any other type of miniature paint.

    I mean, Testor\'s Dull Cote allegedly yellows over time, but I\'ve got painted figures that are 16-17 years old and sealed with the...
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    I find inks to be very good for subtle shading...

    I find inks to be very good for subtle shading via controlled washes, especially with generally difficult colors like yellow or red. I also like \'em when mixed into paints and used as shading...
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    Here\'s my Tau Gun Drone a little further along:...

    Here\'s my Tau Gun Drone a little further along:
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/bwride/gun_drone2.jpg

    The red is taking a lot longer than I would\'ve hoped to get a decent and fairly...
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    Tau Gun Drone WIP

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/bwride/gun_drone1.jpg

    At this point, it\'s simply basecoated with a shading/tinting wash on the metallic underside. I\'m thinking the metal ought to be a...
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    I found this article to be somewhat inspirational...

    I found this article to be somewhat inspirational when I was painting the dead flesh areas of my Dark Apostle:

    http://www.amazingmodeler.com/tipsarch5.htm

    Of course, I was using layered GW and...
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    Was wondering if anyone has any experience with...

    Was wondering if anyone has any experience with custom basing of flight models. I\'m working on a Tau Combat Patrol (in addition to other things) and came up with this idea:
    ...
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    Here\'s slightly brighter pics and the skin tone...

    Here\'s slightly brighter pics and the skin tone a little further along:
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/bwride/guntor4.jpg

    The helmet, chains, and axe are more or less finished. The gold...
  191. I find a simple and quick way of painting metal...

    I find a simple and quick way of painting metal rivets and the like is to mix 1:1 GW metallic paints / GW Black or Brown Ink with a drop of thinner (whatever your preference, but make sure that...
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    High heat, low output - you want to dry it...

    High heat, low output - you want to dry it quickly but not shift the stuff with a high volume of air. (Likewise, hold it at least a foot away from your miniature, or you might find it scooting off...
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    I\'m fairly new to painting object light...

    I\'m fairly new to painting object light sourcing, but I\'d personally say that the areas you\'ve painted as being \"affected\" by the light from the blade aren\'t nearly large or strong enough.
    ...
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    Here\'s Gunthor a little further along:...

    Here\'s Gunthor a little further along:
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/bwride/guntor3.jpg

    For whatever reason, the verdigris effect on the bronze shoulder pads isn\'t translating too well...
  195. I wish I could say it looks to me like a claw,...

    I wish I could say it looks to me like a claw, but I can\'t. Even if you can\'t cut into the square green block as it\'s based on a previous arm, is there any chance you could mold some GS so it...
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    Metallics WIP for Works of Heart

    I\'m currently working on a figure for the Works of Heart effort, and am trying my hand at a very excellent old-school fantasy-style figure.

    It\'s literally been years (like 13-14 or so) since...
  197. Thread: Simple Green

    by Tinweasel
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    The problem with using straight-up Simple Green,...

    The problem with using straight-up Simple Green, which is itself a cleaner/degreaser, is that it will work for cleaning just fine but \"eventually\" have a negative effect on your brushes. You\'d run...
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    I\'ve found thinned Tamiya Smoke applied as a...

    I\'ve found thinned Tamiya Smoke applied as a wash/glaze is very good for a \"dead flesh\" appearance, as well as (obviously) weathered/aged metal effects.

    Judging by the pics of Tamiya Clear Red...
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    One thing I find useful, at least for...

    One thing I find useful, at least for upper-facing highlights, is to hold the miniature so you\'re looking down on it from above, and lighten everything that you can see from a top-down viewpoint.
    ...
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    Don\'t suppose there\'s any chance of still...

    Don\'t suppose there\'s any chance of still entering?

    Got a whole slew (think 4 drawers full) of OOP Ral Partha, Grenadier, and GW stuff from around 1990-1992 and this sounds like a really fun...
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