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    Article: Brightness and Gamma Correction

    You can view the page at http://www.coolminiornot.com/articles/content.php?1088-brightness-and-gamma-correction&
  2. The way some molds are made, it is extremely...

    The way some molds are made, it is extremely difficult to pull the mini off the mold without bending protruding parts, and this is especially true for longer polearms and swords. Rather than spend...
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    I don\'t particularly like it either when some...

    I don\'t particularly like it either when some guy is laying cable in our office, and I accidentally catch glimpse of his bc :moon:. OTOH, if I see a woman wearing low slung pants I have no problems...
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    Looks great indeed. What did you use to make the...

    Looks great indeed. What did you use to make the indentations in the foam board? They look very clean cut.
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    Here is the inspiration for the exalted mini: ...

    Here is the inspiration for the exalted mini:

    http://www.white-wolf.com/Images/ProductGraphics/ExaltedTheAbyssalcover.jpg

    And last Gencon, when we talked to Bobby Jackson about the jumping...
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    28-35 mm. The label on the mini as to what it\'s...

    28-35 mm. The label on the mini as to what it\'s scale is usually doesn\'t mean a whole lot to me. I don\'t particulaly like the old 25 mm scales much. Too flimsy for me, but the LotR 25 mm\'s are...
  7. Thread: How many models?

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    Painted: Around 80-90. In progress: Around 8...

    Painted: Around 80-90.
    In progress: Around 8
    Unpainted: A scary amount I don\'t even want to think about...
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    Well... Sculpting is older than writing. And...

    Well... Sculpting is older than writing. And painting back then was done simply by rubbing plants and flowers on a surface.

    A copper frog cast in 3200 BC is the oldest known metal casting...
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    On Sam and Frodo, I first did the eyes. Any mess...

    On Sam and Frodo, I first did the eyes. Any mess can be cleaned up at later stages this way. I did Gollum\'s eyes after I did his face. They were larger.

    http://www.coolminiornot.com/?id=35905
    ...
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    Here is my voting scale, and I try to adhere to...

    Here is my voting scale, and I try to adhere to it as best I can.

    1-2: Reserved for the worst of pictures and paint jobs.
    3: Very sloppy, globs of paint, metal showing, etc.
    4: Flat look, no...
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    It will probably be months before I finish...

    It will probably be months before I finish painting everything and can start playing. I count on you all figuring the confusing parts out so I can ask you later lol
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    Couldn\'t agree more, except for JohnnyKS,...

    Couldn\'t agree more, except for JohnnyKS, Goatman, and the like. They can post as many as they want ;)
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    Errr... Why don\'t you just use a jeweler\'s saw...

    Errr... Why don\'t you just use a jeweler\'s saw to finish off the job. Exacto knife would be extremely slow and... well... dangerous (but that might just be in my hands).
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    My list is pretty typical... Eat better...

    My list is pretty typical...

    Eat better
    Exercise more
    Paint more
    Buy less
  15. Thread: Mentoring

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    I\'d love to be tutored. I\'m not at a level...

    I\'d love to be tutored. I\'m not at a level wyhere I can teachanything to anyone. My painting quality is based more on luck than anything else. Sometimes it\'s decent, sometimes it\'s bad (my scores...
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    Sure the sculpt plays a role. I can\'t deny that....

    Sure the sculpt plays a role. I can\'t deny that. When I see an unexceptional mini painted really well, I usually leave a comment saying precisely that.
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    The fellowship, an old christmas Sophie (one with...

    The fellowship, an old christmas Sophie (one with the snowman), and a reaper troll are what I currently have on blocks. I\'m also perpetually working on a box of 20 zombies. I have one conversion...
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    Time, I want time, can Santa bring me time? I...

    Time, I want time, can Santa bring me time? I want 48 hour days without having to sleep, and I want the weekends extended to 5 days. That should be enough time to paint, build terrain, game, dance,...
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    I was working on white primer. For base coats, I...

    I was working on white primer. For base coats, I tend to dilute around 4:1 for vallejo model colors, around 2:1 for vallejo game colors, reaper pro paints and gw citadels. I usually do 2 base coats,...
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    Cloaks, large surfaces of clothing.

    I\'m having trouble with large surfaces. They always seem a bit blotchy. I look at some of the better paint jobs out there, and can\'t help but wonder what I\'m missing. I do multiple thin coats for...
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    Well, I\'d say it\'s a 7 too, so the average of...

    Well, I\'d say it\'s a 7 too, so the average of 6.x is not too surprising to me, and it shouldn\'t be too surprising to you either. In order to get a 7.x you need a number of people thinking, this...
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    I think your flesh eater suffers from three...

    I think your flesh eater suffers from three things, picture, color, and too much paint. I\'ll elaborate... The picture is too small for as large a model as this is. I think if you really have 30...
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    She once told me she wouldn\'t (or shouldn\'t)...

    She once told me she wouldn\'t (or shouldn\'t) spend more than 10 hours on an e-bay piece. Thinking back at how fast she can paint, and the simplicity of this piece, it is probably well under that.
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    Gulp. Jennifer\'s Aionna sold for $286. That\'s a...

    Gulp. Jennifer\'s Aionna sold for $286. That\'s a lot of $$/hour. I wish more people could do that.
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    I seem to have given you 8-7-7 in that order....

    I seem to have given you 8-7-7 in that order. Upon closer inspection, the diorama could have been an 8, but it was probably the first of your batch I voted for, and I couldn\'t really tell much about...
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    I guess I need to be painting another 3 -4 years...

    I guess I need to be painting another 3 -4 years or so before I figure this one out ??? I can possibly get some smooth base coats in that time. If I\'m working on black primer, I\'ll also have some...
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    Try $500. If you have 8-10 miniatures in the...

    Try $500. If you have 8-10 miniatures in the army, that\'s $50-$60 per miniature. As expensive and as detailed as Confrontation minis are, it is a fair price. Obviously can\'t give you any guarantees...
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    Yes you would, but you could ask for more. ...

    Yes you would, but you could ask for more.

    I\'m guessing (just a guess) Jennifer spent around a half hour filing and cleaning that mini, 5-8 hours or so (hard to guess without actually holding the...
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    I don\'t understand. How can you file, clean,...

    I don\'t understand. How can you file, clean, assemble, prime, paint, base, take a good picture, and post it on e-bay in 2 hours or less and be able to sell it for $40?

    Edit: Forgot the cost of...
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    Grrr... Forgot to watch it on the last day...

    Grrr... Forgot to watch it on the last day...
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    Thanks for that link, I was wondering what the...

    Thanks for that link, I was wondering what the base looked like. I knew it had to be an indoors scene, but I could not figure out why the Bretonian sorceress had that red base. Now I see it\'s carpet!
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    I don\'t understand the economics either. I know...

    I don\'t understand the economics either. I know some people who are trying to do this as a significant part of their income, calling themselves professional painters (not giving any names), and I...
  33. Don\'t know if these will help but take a look at...

    Don\'t know if these will help but take a look at these...

    http://www.indigenousaccents.com/santa-clara-copper/images-artesania.htm
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    My preference is definitely stylistic. IMO,...

    My preference is definitely stylistic.

    IMO, everything needs exaggeration in miniatures. Painters accomplish this using highlights and shadows. Sculptors need to do this with proportions.

    When...
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    ??? The US would be the first place it would be...

    ??? The US would be the first place it would be banned if it was dangerous.

    From what little experience I have using green stuff, I\'ll have two pieces of advice.

    1. Lubricate your tools, work...
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    Yes, this is underpainting. It\'s not trruly...

    Yes, this is underpainting. It\'s not trruly drybrushing, it is just a layer of highlight with white paint on the raised areas. You could accomplish this with \"wet drybrushing\". I think I first...
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    Thanks, I took this opportunity to finally find a...

    Thanks, I took this opportunity to finally find a suitable avatar ;)
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    When I saw it first, I went \"Cool candles...\" I...

    When I saw it first, I went \"Cool candles...\" I guess bright objects distract me. Then I looked at the mini. You did a decent job with the metallics, I don\'t see a big problem with it. Very nice...
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    The subject of this topic was \"The inaccuracy of...

    The subject of this topic was \"The inaccuracy of voting on CMON.\" and I thought I could not agree more. Then I read the initial post, and chuckled through it a few times, thinking the whole post...
  40. Thread: Why paint NMM

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    If NMM doesn\'t look realistic, then neither does...

    If NMM doesn\'t look realistic, then neither does highlighting and shadowing a miniature. Solid colors would look most realistic wouldn\'t they? After all a blue shirt doesn\'t have black folds, a...
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    I got mine two days ago. Here are my opinions. ...

    I got mine two days ago. Here are my opinions.

    Picture quality was great for some, good for most, and left something to be desired for a few pictures. Those few simply were either not high enough...
  42. Thread: Top 20

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    So we have to think what is the difference...

    So we have to think what is the difference between an 8.x and a 9.x... First of all you have to start with a good sculpt. A bad sculpt can only go so far in points it seems.

    Here is a list of what...
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    Jen\'s is the only one I\'ve seen in person, and...

    Jen\'s is the only one I\'ve seen in person, and it\'s amazing. But judging by the pictures, I have to go with Lili\'s. The goblin is my least favorite of the lot.
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    Well, to tell you the truth, when I looked at it...

    Well, to tell you the truth, when I looked at it first, I was trying to see *where* the gnome was... It was like playing I-spy for a little bit. And eventually I found his face. I\'m not sure what...
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    Well at least their jaws don\'t drop like when I...

    Well at least their jaws don\'t drop like when I tell them Mengu *is* my real name. (You can gues I get some interesting spellings on that such as Mango :mad:.)

    Someone actually presumed I took my...
  46. Thread: Wolfy confusion!

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    I\'ve given them an 8 and an 8. Guess the picture...

    I\'ve given them an 8 and an 8. Guess the picture isn\'t that big a difference to me so long as it\'s not blurry, pitch black, or too tiny. As to why they\'re different, that\'s just what I call the...
  47. Thread: fake auctions??

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    Yes I too have checked out some of those silly...

    Yes I too have checked out some of those silly looking auctions only to realize they were selling like 40 or so miniatures as opposed to just the one in the picture.

    Sometimes the first bid will...
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    Gave it a 7. It is indeed clean work. I like the...

    Gave it a 7. It is indeed clean work. I like the color choices, except for the sword which to me looks a bit out of place. Her face and her hands look a bit flat (though the makeup is good).
  49. Thread: heh

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    Just one thing, and it\'s not about the paint...

    Just one thing, and it\'s not about the paint job. You submitted this image for the Reaper contest (except the back shot there is a lot fuzzier) and per the contest rules, you are supposed to remain...
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    As a general rule of thumb, whatever I\'m working...

    As a general rule of thumb, whatever I\'m working on right now is my favorite piece. Of course I\'m often working on multiple projects, but one of those is the one I focus most of my attention on and...
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    The unholy alliance of greenstuff and superglue

    Indeed as finn17 says. This combination will form a pretty strong bond. However, lately, I do prefer to pin when I can, because I hate having to reglue things.

    In your case, she does have the...
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    Yellow will be the best contrast. Orange or green...

    Yellow will be the best contrast. Orange or green would work as well. If you go with yellow, use a rich yellow (perhaps a leprous brown base), and don\'t go all the way to white on the highlights,...
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    I must be the odd one out.

    Instead of another cool human barbarian, another cool elven archer, and another cool female succubus, I would much rather see a cool human archer, a cool elven barbarian, and a cool male succubus....
  54. ??? If you do a search for Emissary it\'s right...

    ??? If you do a search for Emissary it\'s right there:

    $8.00
    MO0293
    Dark Emissary

    Is this what you\'re looking for?
  55. Thread: Freehand example

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    Not all hobbiests need to paint at that level ya...

    Not all hobbiests need to paint at that level ya know. It doesn\'t look like something I would strive for. When we\'re gaming and my friends ask me to draw a circle to indicate where the globe of...
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    I\'m going to Gencon and walking into as many...

    I\'m going to Gencon and walking into as many painting and conversion workshops as I can, and spending a lot of time at the Reaper booth, and Warlord HQ. In the evenings I\'ll probably look for RPGs.
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    It\'s not my fault (denial)

    Yes, I hoard. I like to have a healthy supply of primed miniatures I can pick from depending on what I\'m in the mood for. Some large monsters, some small monsters, some elves, some humans, some...
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    Methinks you underestimate the demand for such a...

    Methinks you underestimate the demand for such a book. 1000 copies will sell out in 3-7 days is my guess.

    I\'d order two. And this time I\'d have a friend order one for me too, since I don\'t...
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    I\'ll have to look up some statistics... 14...

    I\'ll have to look up some statistics...

    14 humans
    12 bloodletters/beastmen
    10 undead (various)
    9 darkelves (D&D drow, not the GW kind)
    7 imps
    3 Gnolls
    2 elves
    1 dwarf
  60. Well, as one of those beginner painters, I must...

    Well, as one of those beginner painters, I must say it is a great goal, to try and paint a 6.0. Two of my submissions from the last batch I posted are scoring above a 6.0 and I\'m extremely happy...
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    ps. nice to know I\'m in the bottom 20% :|~ I had...

    ps. nice to know I\'m in the bottom 20% :|~ I had to go do the math...
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    Ask and you shall receive

    Artist ranks:

    9.0-10.0 ---- 1.9%
    8.0-8.9 ----- 12.8%
    7.0-7.9 ----- 26.7%
    6.0-6.9 ----- 39.2%
    5.0-5.9 ----- 17.6%
    4.0-4.9 ----- 1.7%
    3.0-3.9 ----- 0.1%
  63. Thread: 2nd CMoN contest

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    Still don\'t have mine, and I ordered from the...

    Still don\'t have mine, and I ordered from the first batch. Guess it got lost somewhere on the way :( ... and I even had my color schemes planned to paint her.
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    Same here

    I haven\'t gotten mine either. And I\'m only in Ohio :(
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    Back to the original question, to paint SG\'s and...

    Back to the original question, to paint SG\'s and DM\'s eyes (Dennis Mize uses a similar technique when sculpting eyes), I don\'t stay within the sculpted pupil, I usually paint down underneath it...
  66. Thread: 2nd CMoN contest

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    Shipping times

    When I checked out, it said shipping time was 2-5 days, and I\'m in Ohio.
  67. Thread: Reaper bases

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    Well... You can do one of the following. 1....

    Well... You can do one of the following.

    1. Get a pair of wire cutters or metal clippers (something you can clip pewter with), and clip away the offending base, preserving feet. File away what\'s...
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    I\'m an RPG\'er first, then a painter, then a...

    I\'m an RPG\'er first, then a painter, then a collector. One of these days I\'d like to play a war game or a skirmish game too.

    I guess the collector part was more accidental than by design. But...
  69. Thread: Base...

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    Well... It depends, sometimes the mini won\'t...

    Well... It depends, sometimes the mini won\'t quite fit on a round base, but will fit just fine diagonally on a square base. If th mini is not dynamic and squarely facing a direction, I also like to...
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    Adding white or grey will both achieve a pastel...

    Adding white or grey will both achieve a pastel look, since the key element is white, and grey has white in it. Adding grey is the same as adding black to darken the color, then adding white to gear...
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    I give the mini what I think should be it\'s due....

    I give the mini what I think should be it\'s due. I do look at current rating too. Sometimes a mini won\'t be striking at first look so I may be incing toward a 6, but after noticing it has a 7.8...
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    I already got mine. Will be packaging one set as...

    I already got mine. Will be packaging one set as a xmas gift, and the other set is of course for me. Both minis are around 35 mm tall (inch and a half). I like both the hammer head and the axe head...
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    A tangent

    On the issue of constructive criticism for someone else\'s work... I could start pointing out flaws I see and ways to improve them. But I don\'t feel good criticising a mini that\'s averaging an 8,...
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    Okay I can\'t resist the temptation and will...

    Okay I can\'t resist the temptation and will comment on the categories that are interesting to me (in other words, fantasy).

    In best single fantasy category, I think they were all kind of blah as...
  75. Thread: Thinning paint

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    I use just water for the most part. But I do have...

    I use just water for the most part. But I do have a mix that I use occasionally. 25 parts water, 1 part flow enhancer, 2 parts extender (follow directions on your extender, different brands may...
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    Here is a mean looking armored assassin...

    Here is a mean looking armored assassin (Confrontation Executioner)

    http://www.newwavegames.com/minis/rackham/confrontation/griffons/color/grch02.jpg

    and here is another scary Executioner
    ...
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    In all honesty, I have no clue how to rate a...

    In all honesty, I have no clue how to rate a conversion work or a sculpture, especially if it doesn\'t even have primer on. So I just don\'t rate it.

    If I had some criterea as to how to rate a...
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    How do people react to my painting? Friends...

    How do people react to my painting?

    Friends usually say, uh-oh, nice.

    My GF says people on CMoN suck cause they don\'t all give me 10\'s (a bit biased isn\'t she?)

    My conscience says I spend...
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    Costs... It is true that casting doesn\'t cost...

    Costs...

    It is true that casting doesn\'t cost much. Here is what costs:

    The sculpt: Yes this is a one shot expense, but sculptors need to make a living too, so it can be a steep expense,...
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    I\'d certainly consider buying such a product,...

    I\'d certainly consider buying such a product, but there are some properties I\'d look for.

    1. It would be better to go with best scoring mini from top 50 artists, than to go with top 50 minis....
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    1-2: Never used 3: Very bad, globs of paint,...

    1-2: Never used
    3: Very bad, globs of paint, metal showing, etc.
    4: Flat look, no highlights, not exactly painted within the lines, bad color choice.
    5: Painted within the lines. Doesn\'t need...
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    Ahh, yes, thank you. I\'ve seen his website when...

    Ahh, yes, thank you. I\'ve seen his website when I was browsing through darkage stuff. He\'s good. I was just curious. Now I need to figure out whether I want 2 or 3.
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    This may have been discussed before, but if...

    This may have been discussed before, but if possible, I\'d like to know who sculpted these.
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    I recently painted 10 bloodletters. NEVER AGAIN....

    I recently painted 10 bloodletters. NEVER AGAIN. It is very boring. The mission was accomplished with many sighs of boredom.

    I just finished a beastmen shaman who needs to be sealed. I am...
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    About the term \"Pro Painted\".... It doesn\'t...

    About the term \"Pro Painted\".... It doesn\'t mean painted by a golden demon winner. It doesn\'t mean painted well. It just means painted by someone who does this for a living.

    The terms I don\'t...
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    Well... I\'ve only been painting for maybe a...

    Well... I\'ve only been painting for maybe a year, and have been visiting this site for maybe 3 months. I could probably comment on every picture I was going to vote for, but I don\'t. I guess I\'m...
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    I paint the base coat for face. I put a darker...

    I paint the base coat for face. I put a darker wash over the face. Then I paint the whites of the eyes. About half the time, I get some white on the skin, which is no biggie. I fix it with my base...
  88. Thread: Warlord

    by Mengu
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    I grabbed a few while I was at Origins too. They...

    I grabbed a few while I was at Origins too. They do have very nice detail. They are also I think finally going for more dynamic looks. Can\'t wait to see some painted ones around here.

    -Mengu
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    I\'d prefer the male. Otherwise I\'ll just have...

    I\'d prefer the male. Otherwise I\'ll just have to go for the worst skin award :innocent:

    I wouldn\'t mind if the choice was there, but it would probably make judging that much harder.

    And you...
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    I do both, but lately prefer white. However,...

    I do both, but lately prefer white.

    However, if I prime white, My first step after the primer is dry, is to grab my chaos black and basecoat brush, and paint all the \"shadowy\" areas such as arm...
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    Comments

    Hi, I\'m a newbie here (if you can\'t tell), and this is my first post, but I feel I must voice my opinion.

    First of all keshley, I saw your Wolfen Watcher, and I saw the 6.8 score and I thought,...
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