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    Thanks Dexter, BaM, gorb, KB, Kretcher and Eki! ...

    Thanks Dexter, BaM, gorb, KB, Kretcher and Eki!

    little more progress for you...

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    Congrats to you and the Boss BaM....nice work! ...

    Congrats to you and the Boss BaM....nice work!

    The overbasing thing is a tricky one and subjective...I can say for certain that at GD in the UK theres very much a less is more approach these days...
  3. We've all been there mate, its a hard pill to...

    We've all been there mate, its a hard pill to swallow sometimes....looks like you're doing the right thing though and getting back on the bike straight away.

    Keep at it!
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    Congrats mate, some long overdue recognition!...

    Congrats mate, some long overdue recognition! Really pleased for you.
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    Already expressed my thoughts on instagram for...

    Already expressed my thoughts on instagram for this Joce.

    It's a stunner. Unique approach and take on this bust that has an ethereal/unearthly quality to it.

    For all the struggles.....there is...
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    Now that is an idea.....

    Now that is an idea.....
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    It’s all in the eyes.... 75346

    It’s all in the eyes....

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    Not sure there’s much of a storyline there Toad,...

    Not sure there’s much of a storyline there Toad, just plugging that whole glam, hair metal, 80’s synthwave style.
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    Hey all, been in a bit of a painting rut for the...

    Hey all, been in a bit of a painting rut for the last week or so but I’ve been making progress with modelling and some painting on the Funk Noise Marine conversion -

    One guitar/bolter scratchbuilt...
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    Having messed about with miliput modelling...

    Having messed about with miliput modelling recently I can understand the challenges more....some really interesting stuff here as always cassar!
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    Keep persevering! your doing a top job and...

    Keep persevering! your doing a top job and projects like this come with their challenges and rewards.

    Once this is done....think on the amount of new knowledge and experience you will have for the...
  12. Thread: Sik’s WIP

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    First time dropping in here....some lovely work...

    First time dropping in here....some lovely work going on....

    Looking forward to seeing what you have to share next
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    Happy belated Birthday BaM...not commented onthe...

    Happy belated Birthday BaM...not commented onthe forum for a while so apologies for being a little late.

    Nurgle Knight looks amazing mate and is potentially one of the most BaM miniatures I have...
  14. Tufts can help break up the flatness of the...

    Tufts can help break up the flatness of the flock, but you will probably need to bed them in to the current grass for it not to look out of place.

    Personally I would always go over any flock,...
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    Brilliant stuff gorb, been following along in...

    Brilliant stuff gorb, been following along in instagram as usual.

    Creative and resourceful scale modelling and scratchbuilding....love that!
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    Long time no check in......again! HobElvis is...

    Long time no check in......again!

    HobElvis is looking great.. lovely work on the skin tones (super characterful) and texturing on the cape. Basework is lush and interesting and fits the charter...
  17. Thread: Graishak WIP

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    Pretty sure I would'nt know where to start on...

    Pretty sure I would'nt know where to start on that crazy spectral chariot thingy.....it nuts, with so much going on! Good luck!
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    Bit more Funko for you....getting close to...

    Bit more Funko for you....getting close to finishing the conversion work

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    Big congrats on that Bronze! great start on...

    Big congrats on that Bronze!

    great start on the CC mini and the Skaven too - keep us posted!
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    Well....something a bit different....following...

    Well....something a bit different....following the frustration of the Everchosen result I threw myself into some solid modelling as a break from painting and to clear my head. I picked up one of the...
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    Word is that it will be a random generated mini...

    Word is that it will be a random generated mini that pops up on your screen with the option to give a 1-5 rating much like CMON. This is intended to spread the voting and ensure that people with big...
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    Huge congrats BaM, look forward to throwing some...

    Huge congrats BaM, look forward to throwing some votes around when the model is online. Awesome work!
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    Cheers everyone, I got the bum deal this time...

    Cheers everyone, I got the bum deal this time that’s all. It’s the nature of the beast and style of competition, my local store is also definitely not a painting centric one either so not sure that...
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    Toad, CC, BaM, Eki, Ten, and Sigmar many thanks!...

    Toad, CC, BaM, Eki, Ten, and Sigmar many thanks!

    Unfortunately the store voters thought otherwise and I got a silver....so no progression to the main online vote....pretty gutted about it as I...
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    So...here we are...finished and ready to go for...

    So...here we are...finished and ready to go for tomorrow.

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    Will catch up on everyones work very soon
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    Its where I did a bad job of messing about with...

    Its where I did a bad job of messing about with mirroring the images....
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    It’s getting close...as is next Fridays deadline....

    It’s getting close...as is next Fridays deadline.

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    Been messing with some simple reflective image manipulation as well which lends itself so well tyranids (as they are a colossal...
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    Very impressive basing skills here....tree is...

    Very impressive basing skills here....tree is starting to look epic.

    Great plan to test run the resin too...
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    Thats some impressive wood pulp!

    Thats some impressive wood pulp!
  30. Thread: Zero's WIP

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    Nice Marble! Inspired to do a really clean,...

    Nice Marble! Inspired to do a really clean, geometric, monochrome marble base for something now
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    The Grot tank triumvirate! sweet Looking...

    The Grot tank triumvirate! sweet

    Looking forward to seeing what you have lurling for Everchosen....excited for next weeekends store comp now.
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    Missed the final pics of your Cerberus...

    Missed the final pics of your Cerberus completely....definitely a stand out, watershed piece for you.

    You should be really proud of it! Congratulations.

    Good start on the Lord of Plagues as...
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    Weekend update...and a tacked together rear view...

    Weekend update...and a tacked together rear view

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    1 and a half arms and a head to do....then some tweaks
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    Thanks Dex, gorb and Eki!....if im out for walks...

    Thanks Dex, gorb and Eki!....if im out for walks with the family i spend most of my time with my eyes to the ground looking for interesting stuff to hoard!

    @Kuribo - thanks for the kind words...
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    Root was dug up from a dead plant in my garden...

    Root was dug up from a dead plant in my garden and cut down to fit, bedded it in.
    added a layer of AK muddy ground in and around it.
    Mounted up the slate with glue and milliput.
    Stained the rout...
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    Extraordinary work.... best version of this just...

    Extraordinary work.... best version of this just I’ve seen. Just beautiful painting
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    Lovely pics on the Chap of the bald chap Toad!...

    Lovely pics on the Chap of the bald chap Toad! New guy is very quirky and full of character! Keep at it and fingers crossed you make it to Nova
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    Great willingness to observe and adjust your work...

    Great willingness to observe and adjust your work gorb, looks far less rigid after the changes....excellent work.
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    Little break from the purple with some basing for...

    Little break from the purple with some basing for the Nid

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    Thanks again! Oh look...it’s more...

    Thanks again!

    Oh look...it’s more purple....starting assembly now at least...

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    @DaBeebs pretty sure that would be an underwhelming experience for you! Best tip I can give...
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    Bit more purple for you.... 74553 74554

    Bit more purple for you....

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    Awesome stuff - good to see you challenging...

    Awesome stuff - good to see you challenging yourself...Everchosen will be an online popularity contest ultimately...so like you I'm aiming to try and do well at my store and anything else is a bonus.
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    Some really nice touches on this gorb....can...

    Some really nice touches on this gorb....can actually see you developing your skills as this gradually comes to fruition.....interested to see this finished and where you go from here....
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    Excellent work as usual....enjoy following your...

    Excellent work as usual....enjoy following your work on instagram....loved the recent adaptation of the cooky goth/psycho sword wielding girl artwork you did....

    Are you planning on painting any...
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    Imagine you are scheduling in some of those great...

    Imagine you are scheduling in some of those great looking new GW Warcry minis into your schedule BaM? they will be right up your street....

    Awesome stuff
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    Top drawer base/scenic work here....very nice....

    Top drawer base/scenic work here....very nice. Butterflies are a great addition. Keen to see that resin pour and what you do with the underwater elements...

    Are any of the fish used on the bases...
  47. Thread: Arkaan - WIP

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    Nice work on the Sister Arkaan (although I'm not...

    Nice work on the Sister Arkaan (although I'm not a fan of the mini to be honest....too busy for me).

    As for the potato...the PS work looks great and adds a lot to the mini (which still confuses...
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    Looks great Toad, the extra length grass adds a...

    Looks great Toad, the extra length grass adds a lot in my opinion, as does the extra level of mossy tone from the enamels...(made me smirk that you just happened to have the exact paints to hand!)
    ...
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    Coming together perfectly Toad, I can recommend...

    Coming together perfectly Toad, I can recommend the AK Slime and Grime oils for adding in that delicate touch of green to the underside of your rocks...easy to adjust to the tone as well with use of...
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    Bit more 70’s bath sticker action.... Dialled...

    Bit more 70’s bath sticker action....

    Dialled the colour up another notch

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  51. Thread: Kretcher WIP

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    That Satyr sculpt is a beauty as are all of his...

    That Satyr sculpt is a beauty as are all of his sculpts... looking forward to seeing what you do to it.
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    Metal minis can be a real stepchange to work on...

    Metal minis can be a real stepchange to work on if you've been use to plastic, same with resin. I think its just down to the quality and smoothness of the surfaces and edges.

    Those metal minis...
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    Yeah the Khorne mob are vintage BaM...

    Yeah the Khorne mob are vintage BaM territory....whats your plan for Everchosen? or are you keeping it under wraps...?

    Only a month to go!
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    Well impressed with that tree and its grassy...

    Well impressed with that tree and its grassy hillock....really nice work. Assume ther is going to be a resin pour at some point on the front there?
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    The bust is looking great, I can really see your...

    The bust is looking great, I can really see your skills developing as you go along on it. Keep it up!
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    Looks like you hit that zenithal under lighting...

    Looks like you hit that zenithal under lighting spot on! Great hot and cold contrast going on....looking forward to seeing this one progress
  57. Thread: Arkaan - WIP

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    Your Necromunda mercenary guy looks excellent...

    Your Necromunda mercenary guy looks excellent Arkaan - you should be well happy with that.

    Also keen to see what you do with the Baron Harkonnen rip off Necromunda guy....not seen a decent version...
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    The UV fluo work is awesome....I need to get onto...

    The UV fluo work is awesome....I need to get onto that and have a little experiment! Any insights and tips you may have would be very welcome!

    Looking good!
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    Thanks gents! Too kind as always. Very excited...

    Thanks gents! Too kind as always.

    Very excited to have this thing of beauty drop gently through my door today as well..... *droooool*

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    Thanks CMON! Lots going on so have not had time...

    Thanks CMON! Lots going on so have not had time to comment much again...

    Joce - yes that was the concept, a long buried containment capsule holding a magic corrupted mechanicus that had been...
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    Cool article BaM... spammed some links on my...

    Cool article BaM... spammed some links on my insta to help spread the love.
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    Time to post up some pics of my Golden Demon...

    Time to post up some pics of my Golden Demon winners challenge piece that I finished back at New Year and sent in to the White Dwarf team.

    The brief was a 40k themed model on a 60mm base - based...
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    Slow progress due to lack of time... 74077...

    Slow progress due to lack of time...

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    Also Toad....not forgotten you...will try and find time this weekend!
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    Vallejo Flow retarder - small amount added to the...

    Vallejo Flow retarder - small amount added to the metallics meant things stop from drying so quickly when using a really fine brush that can't maintain the moisture.

    Oh and thanks everyone,...
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    Sent you a message Toad! That dudes hairline...

    Sent you a message Toad!

    That dudes hairline looks like mine has started to look.....
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    Interested to hear your thoughts on the inks as...

    Interested to hear your thoughts on the inks as well Joce... Scale 75 have bought out an Inktensity Set 2 with more interesting colours as well so I''m working out what to invest in!

    Hope you are...
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    Sweet start on the diorama work...interesting to...

    Sweet start on the diorama work...interesting to see your plans for it.

    Muscley sinew looking good so far as are those lovely clean lines on the talon.
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    not checked in for a while... Top work though...

    not checked in for a while...

    Top work though BAM...utterly filthy and look like they have done about 203 tours of duty. How much more to do on these mate out of interest? Must be close to the...
  69. Just awesome work...fascinating process to get to...

    Just awesome work...fascinating process to get to this point as usual. I second Eki's painting comment as well....
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    Warg riders look great Jeff, I clocked these on...

    Warg riders look great Jeff, I clocked these on instagram the other day...as BAM and you said, the warpainted one is definitely the standout. Lovely clean painting and details.
  71. Thread: Zero's WIP

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    Top work on Lorgar, its a busy mini with all the...

    Top work on Lorgar, its a busy mini with all the detail on the armour...and you've done a solid job. Face is very characterful.
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    Looks like I missed out on some really...

    Looks like I missed out on some really interesting modelling work over the last couple of weeks....looking forward to seeing this come to fruition....some great ideas here.
  73. Lovely work on the corsetted lady back on the...

    Lovely work on the corsetted lady back on the previous page...very neat painting on what I imagine is a tiny mini
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    Nice work on this! Might be worth adding in some...

    Nice work on this! Might be worth adding in some yellow reflection where the arm is parallel to the breastplate area as well as this would definitely be reflecting, same would probably go for a...
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    Thanks everyone, very much appreciated. Long...

    Thanks everyone, very much appreciated.

    Long time no post! Been busy with family stuff so haven’t found the time to post here....been busy though in between...

    First up I started back on my...
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    Hey Tee! good to have you back posting. Look...

    Hey Tee! good to have you back posting.

    Look forward to your updates
  77. Thread: 10 balls WIP

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    Congratulations 10, great to hear you had a blast...

    Congratulations 10, great to hear you had a blast but obviously sad to see the slow demise of the show.. guessing the GD clash must have been a pretty big knock to their take up.
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    Not sure on those contrast paints TBH Eki as I...

    Not sure on those contrast paints TBH Eki as I didnt really leave the GD cabinet area much.

    From what others said they will be good for quick big batch tabletop painting to a certain standard....
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    Check the Warhammer community page Joce!

    Check the Warhammer community page Joce!
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    Awesome day at GD. Standard was beyond nuts in...

    Awesome day at GD. Standard was beyond nuts in most categories.

    Picked up highly commended for my Doomscythe and a pin for the Tzeentch Knight (was down to the last 4 on the table but didn’t seem...
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    Thanks everyone....too kind as usual. Had a lot...

    Thanks everyone....too kind as usual. Had a lot on my plate last couple of weeks including finishing these pieces off for GD so apologies for the lack of replies and new posts...

    Heading up to GD...
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    Give them a try they are far more managable as...

    Give them a try they are far more managable as they maintain the consistency of the paint but just reduce the amount of pigment to liquid (medium) ratio. You can also add some flow improver as well...
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    What are you useing to make your glazes/washes? ...

    What are you useing to make your glazes/washes?

    If its mainly water then the surface tension within the water can sometimes leave a rigid line on washes/glazes. You can prevent this by just being...
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    here is a super useful chart comparing most brands old and new (doesnt cover scale 75 though)

    https://www.dakkadakka.com/wiki/en/Paint_Range_Compatibility_Chart

    Reckon you are looking at...
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    From what I can see on here so far you have all...

    From what I can see on here so far you have all the essential skills nailed down.

    Clean paint placement
    Understanding of tonal ranges and highlights/shadows
    Painted chipping and weathering

    If...
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    I've got one of those Iodeneth thingies built and primed still to do....got a bit intimidated by all of those scales and gave it a swerve....really should make a start on it sometime soon.

    Great...
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    Came out really clean in the end Joce. How big is...

    Came out really clean in the end Joce. How big is she?

    Definitely interested to see what you can do with that new airbrish now you have it, I think it will give you a whole new level of control...
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    Welcome along! Also cool batch of marines...I'm...

    Welcome along! Also cool batch of marines...I'm with you on the lore thing as well.

    Regarding the black...best advise I can give is that black isnt black and very rarely is highlighted with white....
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    Great start on this, white backdrop works better...

    Great start on this, white backdrop works better for mid progress shots I think, but the black backdrops are usually way more impactful for finished shots and really emphasise the mood and contrast.
  90. Thread: 10 balls WIP

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    Looks lush 10, lovely broad tonal range...

    Looks lush 10, lovely broad tonal range throughout on this.
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    Ok...those bikers definitely demand a nice scenic...

    Ok...those bikers definitely demand a nice scenic dio base BAM! I can picture them cruising up a big slab of rock in a dusty/muddy environment with the lead one's back tire just touching the edge of...
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    Ha! Maybe that’s not a bad idea further down the...

    Ha! Maybe that’s not a bad idea further down the line Toad....

    Anyway, very close to completion now so here’s a sneaky pic....few bits to finish up and glue in place still then final weathering to...
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    It's the end of a GW Rubric Marine flamer...

    It's the end of a GW Rubric Marine flamer weapon....work out perfectly scale wise and I just trimmed a few bits off to make it fit. The little fin on the chainblade is from the same weapon...other...
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    Thanks for your comments everyone, i did a few...

    Thanks for your comments everyone, i did a few colour test for this before starting and I wanted to ensure that the colours were really vibrant bearing in mind the subject matter.

    Its coming...
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    Some fantastic high contrast painting on this,...

    Some fantastic high contrast painting on this, the dark photo bakcground sets it of brilliantly, lovely work.
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    Commented on insta on these Kuribo, but only fair...

    Commented on insta on these Kuribo, but only fair to share the love here as well...what a great group of minis...a massive enhancement to any gaming experience!

    Whats next on the agenda?
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    Worked a treat....that VMC smoke is such a...

    Worked a treat....that VMC smoke is such a versatile paint because of its transluceny.
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    Always a great idea to do some test work before a...

    Always a great idea to do some test work before a big project...looks like it paid off as well...nice start on that armour plate wear n tear.

    My only though would be to ensure there is a dark...
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    How you finding that Infinity Joce? Keeping track...

    How you finding that Infinity Joce? Keeping track of your progress on Insta as always, good to see this one coming together after your struggles with the last bust.
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    GSC bikers are looking great so far BAM...are you...

    GSC bikers are looking great so far BAM...are you planning a diorama type scene with them? They's definitely lend themselves to some sort of rugged landscape scene with the squad cruising through it.
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    Exactly as Andy said, reglaze over to knock back...

    Exactly as Andy said, reglaze over to knock back the wear and tear and see how it looks you can always add a fresh batch of knicks and scuffs over the top.
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    Thanks Toad and DaBeebs... still at it on this,...

    Thanks Toad and DaBeebs... still at it on this, would like it tied up this week ideally. Made some headway on basing and have carried on working on the various components. I’m waiting on a Tzeentch...
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    Still slowly plugging away at the Tzeentch Knight...

    Still slowly plugging away at the Tzeentch Knight and challenging my self to some epic scale banner painting... again more pre planning with printed out reference, both large and to scale. I then...
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    These look excellent mate, and even better once...

    These look excellent mate, and even better once mounted up on the group base.

    Stand out areas for me are the subtle work on the skin and spear staffs. Should be well happy with these especially...
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    Regarding a matt coat - AK Interactives Ultra...

    Regarding a matt coat - AK Interactives Ultra Matt Varnish is by far the best I have used, it will emphasise colours and give you an absolutely matt finish on most things....can be applied with brush...
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    Congratulations on the awards! Love the sad...

    Congratulations on the awards! Love the sad little goblin...the tears are a very simple but emotive way of adding narrative to your piece. Excellent work.
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    Looks great so far Toad, nice variation in skin...

    Looks great so far Toad, nice variation in skin tone from the scalp into the fleshier areas with more blood lurking behind them. Didn't get round to posting the other day after your initial pics but...
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    Thanks Eki, little more embellishment on this,...

    Thanks Eki, little more embellishment on this, main body is in place now as well and working on the head and other elements.

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    Thanks LL and KB, and Toad.....yes I know my...

    Thanks LL and KB, and Toad.....yes I know my friend. I find it very hard to not scrutinise and question every step of what I’m doing! I’m sure that has its benefits as well as downfalls!

    work...
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    Thanks as always for the kind words...hope the...

    Thanks as always for the kind words...hope the SBS was interesting and useful!

    Toad - GD is May 11-12th so just a month away now.

    Not really managed to make the progress I wanted on projects...
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    Was looking at that Undead Priest bust the other...

    Was looking at that Undead Priest bust the other day as an upcoming project....accidentally splurged a load on the new Lucas Pina SpiraMirabilis one instead though.

    Looking forward to seeing your...
  112. Thread: 10 balls WIP

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    Congrats 10 on the Salute loot... the show always...

    Congrats 10 on the Salute loot... the show always falls on a weekend I have to work away so I manage to miss it every year.... would have loved to enter some stuff and splash some cash.

    Ah...
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    Looks lovely, tones on the face and hands are...

    Looks lovely, tones on the face and hands are great - great sense of organic depth (blood vessels/underlying anatomy etc)
  114. Thread: Zero's WIP

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    Solid, crisp work....that mini scares me...way...

    Solid, crisp work....that mini scares me...way too much detail to cope with.
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    Great to watch these in progress....definite...

    Great to watch these in progress....definite Kingdom Death voluptuousness mixed with Henry Moore sculptural proportions vibe.

    Cool stuff
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    Would definitely recommend a rattle can of black...

    Would definitely recommend a rattle can of black spray for those plinths..so much easier to get a smooth finish than brushing.

    The Scibor model looks great on the scenic base and the snowy slate...
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    Not dropped in on Toadchapel for a while....nice...

    Not dropped in on Toadchapel for a while....nice to be able to catch up on a few things at once...best of luck at the upcoming show mate
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    I bought one of these to start off.... ...

    I bought one of these to start off....

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Professional-Compressor-airbrushing-decorating-customised/dp/B00JAJTKWQ/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=abest&qid=1554826455&s=gateway&sr=8-3
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    Moisturiser works really well for green stuff...

    Moisturiser works really well for green stuff manipulation as well. Keep a blob on a pallette and dip your tools in as you are working the greenstuff. I've never had any issue with paint adhering to...
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    Couldnt agree more! Freehand is all about...

    Couldnt agree more! Freehand is all about practise, patience, planning and being willing to make mistakes as the process develops

    Picking up a banner or model and just starting to paint is just...
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    Those Durgin minis are lovely looking, seen quite...

    Those Durgin minis are lovely looking, seen quite a few on Instagram and they always come out looking great. Interesting approach to this with the extreme split in light sources, work really well and...
  122. Thread: Graishak WIP

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    That looks like my worst nightmare! Good for you...

    That looks like my worst nightmare! Good for you Graishak, keep it up, will be worth it in the end!
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    Think I say this every year but definitely...

    Think I say this every year but definitely jealous of you guys getting all of those class opportunities in one place at adepticon! Hope you had a great time.
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    Congrats on the medal haul there Toad! Awesome...

    Congrats on the medal haul there Toad! Awesome you found a local group/competition to participate in, a shared knowledge pool is always a big help in aquiring new skills, especially if they are from...
  125. Thread: The Bunker

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    Your micro painting benefits so much more from...

    Your micro painting benefits so much more from being planned and thematic to the model Joce, this looks fantastic so far mate.
  126. Thread: 10 balls WIP

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    Good luck at Salute Ten....the model looks...

    Good luck at Salute Ten....the model looks beautiful. Would love to have made Salute this year but as usual it clashes with a work event. Best of luck!
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    Thanks Graishak, Sigmar, KB, Chais Soawn and...

    Thanks Graishak, Sigmar, KB, Chais Soawn and Toad! Yes it’s a long overdue return to finishing off my Carnosaur as part of my GD entries.

    Banner is almost finished and I have done the pinning and...
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    Ha! ok must go check that out. The OSL can be...

    Ha! ok must go check that out.

    The OSL can be as simple as adding a tiny amount of orange alongside the white highlights you have already been using on the armour plates. Maybe worth a test run on...
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    Yay - especially if you can bring some of the...

    Yay - especially if you can bring some of the OSL/reflection into the surrounding armour.
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    Thanks Dexter and Gorb! I’ve moved on to...

    Thanks Dexter and Gorb!

    I’ve moved on to something new (old) now and have left the final tweaks on the Doomscythe until nearer GD.

    I’m back looking at another unfinished project, trying to get...
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    https://www.instagram.com/p/BvQu7LhnXUm/ ...

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BvQu7LhnXUm/

    Oliver Spath does some beautiful scenic work....including butterflies....well worth checking his instagram feed for inspiration.
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    Contrast looks a big improvement....you can...

    Contrast looks a big improvement....you can probably go further though to be honest.

    It's probably worth considering how some of these highlights would affect the edges of the surfaces as well -...
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    Awesome work and a very distinct style....keep at...

    Awesome work and a very distinct style....keep at it and keep posting updates, makes for a fascinating thread.
  134. Thread: 10 balls WIP

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    You are going to have a proper badass HQ set at...

    You are going to have a proper badass HQ set at the end of this Ten!
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    It's a beautiful piece Derek. The textural...

    It's a beautiful piece Derek.

    The textural work on the tabard is absolutely spot on, as are the metals (specifically the gold work on the horse crest).

    I'm not a huge fan of the reflective...
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    Thanks everyone! This has been such a fun project...

    Thanks everyone! This has been such a fun project to work on for me... It’s been a tough start to the year for my family and this had been a great way to escape from things when I have had chance
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    This is brilliant gorb, right up my street. I've...

    This is brilliant gorb, right up my street. I've done a fair bit of architectural style card modelling for work in my time (back in the pre-3d software days). Just checked out your thread on the...
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    Thanks Ten, CC and Gorb. Still making progress...

    Thanks Ten, CC and Gorb.

    Still making progress on this...working on a mounting system that uses the beam for the weapon to support the flyer in as discreet a way as possible. For that to work I...
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    Sorry Gorb the pilot is well and truly entombed...

    Sorry Gorb the pilot is well and truly entombed in the cockpit now...he wasn’t a pretty sight though....

    Think ahead to presenting this now so have started some base ideas - Supersculpey rock...
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    The tree looks excellent, thanks for sharing the...

    The tree looks excellent, thanks for sharing the build/progress pics of your work on this.
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    Excellent work on the executioner....love the...

    Excellent work on the executioner....love the little bit of blood breaking the barrier between the scene and the plinth.
  142. Thread: Kretcher WIP

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    Looking really good for a quick paint job, nice...

    Looking really good for a quick paint job, nice weathering and tonal range on the grey/blue.

    That GSC buggy is calling to me to paint it...
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    Voted, commented....amazing photos mate that...

    Voted, commented....amazing photos mate that bring a whole new dimension to viewing these minis. Awesome work as usual.
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    Such a great, ultra posable model. Look forward...

    Such a great, ultra posable model. Look forward to seeing the updates.

    Re photos - I just use my 3 point painting daylight lamp set up and it works ok for basic posts on here with a smartphone and...
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    Thanks for the Toadchapel content again! Always a...

    Thanks for the Toadchapel content again! Always a good read

    New mini looking great as well...nice work on the sword.
  146. Thread: The Bunker

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    Sweet....need to have a play with some of those...

    Sweet....need to have a play with some of those Mr Hobby metals.
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    Thanks everyone....still working on this one...

    Thanks everyone....still working on this one slowly. Me and the pilot fell out, I painted him up but wasn’t happy with my paintwork or the fact that he looked a bit clunky sat there at the front.
    ...
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    Top work Kuribo, I'm not familiar with the...

    Top work Kuribo, I'm not familiar with the LOTR/Hobbit minis, is the cloak pattern moulded or have you freehanded that on? If it's the latter then I commend you on your constant efforts to improve...
  149. Thread: The Bunker

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    Always find your layering process interesting...

    Always find your layering process interesting Joce, quite a unique style I think. Not sure how I would go about replicating it either!

    Lovely start on thar Rudyk bust and I've previously...
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    Tops tips on Toadchapel again Toad. Thanks

    Tops tips on Toadchapel again Toad. Thanks
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    Congrats LL - well deserved awards there!

    Congrats LL - well deserved awards there!
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    Hey everyone, thanks once again for the very kind...

    Hey everyone, thanks once again for the very kind words. Always very much appreciated, that you take the time to drop by and look at my stuff!

    I’m making pretty good progress still and have got...
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    Awesome to see what you are printing KB....so...

    Awesome to see what you are printing KB....so much potential there for modellers and creatives.
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    Awesome job on the GS Magus LL, beautiful use of...

    Awesome job on the GS Magus LL, beautiful use of colour and blends throughout. The little bits of OSL really bring it to life though, such a nice piece.
  155. Thread: 10 balls WIP

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    Tinkerbell / Fairy Bird rider is looking lovely...

    Tinkerbell / Fairy Bird rider is looking lovely 10, some lovely subtle work on the feather colouration.
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    Not managed to comment in a while BAM but always...

    Not managed to comment in a while BAM but always keeping an eye on things.

    What a group! Particularly loving the Fly guy’s fly head and opposite horn (some lovely colouration in these), also the...
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    Hey everyone, apologies once again for the radio...

    Hey everyone, apologies once again for the radio silence.

    I’ve spent the last couple of weeks in hospital with my daughter, who has not been in good shape since Christmas....I won’t go into...
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    Thanks for the kind words everyone...having a...

    Thanks for the kind words everyone...having a reasonably shitty time currently but grabbing some painting time when I can to act as a bit of therapy. Apologies for not replying to any threads...
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    Thanks everyone Final pics below,...

    Thanks everyone

    Final pics below, unfortunately life has taken one of its substantial turds on my breakfast the last couple of weeks - this has been a great way to relax and wind down. Tough times...
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    Well this has been fun! Nearly finished! 71297...

    Well this has been fun! Nearly finished!

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    Ropes and his right ear to work on still, then a final go over.

    Also thanks Joce KB and Toad!
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    No idea how you paint with everything based up -...

    No idea how you paint with everything based up - each to their own though!

    Commissar is looking lovely, the silky highlights on the coat work really well....looking forward to seeing this come...
  162. Thread: Canny's Wip

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    Been follwoing your work on this guy in...

    Been follwoing your work on this guy in instagram...lovely work Canny, copper and bronze with those lovely bright patina spots are working brilliantly.
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    Thanks BAM, it’s been fun working out the best...

    Thanks BAM, it’s been fun working out the best way to get the look and feel I’m after.

    as a break from the metals I started on the Radigundus bust last night as well

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    Really nice work and clever use of action figures...

    Really nice work and clever use of action figures as a sculpting tool. Enjoying the Instagram updates as well.
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    Thanks good people! LoneLemming - yes love...

    Thanks good people!

    LoneLemming - yes love those marines! Not sure my brushwork is as fine as his though!

    Slow progress at my end, working and trying to refine the TMM work I’m doing on the...
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    Missed commenting on your Slaanesh Marine on here...

    Missed commenting on your Slaanesh Marine on here CC.

    Some really nice creative work on the shoulders and face on that one mate....great skills to carry forward on future models!
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    Looking good, love the steely greys on this one.

    Looking good, love the steely greys on this one.
  168. Thread: The Bunker

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    Great to see you back at it Joce! very much...

    Great to see you back at it Joce! very much looking forward to seeing your take on the Karol Rudyk busts.
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    Green transitions on the new tentacle mouthed guy...

    Green transitions on the new tentacle mouthed guy look great BAMM....guessing they are leading into the big tentacle arm? Works really well though, nice break between the plaguey mutations and gore.
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    Felt sure I had commented on your finished Elk...

    Felt sure I had commented on your finished Elk model Kuribo...apparently not!

    Definitely good advice taken with the leaves...looks so much more natural now.

    So good to watch you work hard and...
  171. Thread: Sigmar3's WIP

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    Sharp looking gobbo archers Sigmar, lovely clean...

    Sharp looking gobbo archers Sigmar, lovely clean painting!
  172. Thread: Arkaan - WIP

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    Coming together nicely Arkaan, have been keeping...

    Coming together nicely Arkaan, have been keeping an eye on your various gobbos on instagram. Shroom reflections are particularly well done and eyecatching

    Armour pieces, fabric etc are all looking...
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    These guys look great Toad....very much looking...

    These guys look great Toad....very much looking forward to how this is all going to develop and unfold.
  174. Thread: Arkaan - WIP

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    Nice start Arkaan Olmo Castrillo did a...

    Nice start Arkaan

    Olmo Castrillo did a wonderful squad of these at Fest last year - handy reference point

    https://www.instagram.com/p/Be7s9kNAhQq/
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    Some awesome, creative conversion work in...

    Some awesome, creative conversion work in here....look forward to seeing them develop and get some paint on!
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    Face and skin on that last guy is excellent Toad,...

    Face and skin on that last guy is excellent Toad, classic moody Space Marine.
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    Great recent work in here. Zarbags crew...

    Great recent work in here.

    Zarbags crew overall look excellent, Squig teeth, bone and the NMM on the shroom toasting guy are the highlights for me though.

    Mallex again is...
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    As you know I love those Ul Ghul thingummies...

    As you know I love those Ul Ghul thingummies mate....best case in point ever on the astute use of contrasting(ish) colours when mini painting. So simple and so effective especially with the glowing...
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    Welcome along and great start. You'll notice...

    Welcome along and great start.

    You'll notice a big difference when you get a decent brush etc....my son bought one of these kits and the GW starter brush was bloody awful.

    With the tools you...
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    Those Gitz and the GellerPox crew look awesome...

    Those Gitz and the GellerPox crew look awesome BAM, always admire your ability to layer up the filth on your squads....just when you think its finished......here comes some more refined filth!
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    It passes the squint test for sure....thats...

    It passes the squint test for sure....thats usually a good indicator of if your implied volumes highlights etc are working to define the shapes. The next step is to try to refine those shapes ect...
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    Thanks again everyone. Joce - not found...

    Thanks again everyone.

    Joce - not found time/plucked up the courage to put paint to it yet. Looking forward to it though!

    Fuentes - it’s a case of reference images and slowly building up the...
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    Awesome, thanks for the link and beautiful...

    Awesome, thanks for the link and beautiful image...The text on the pad is a mish mash of stuff from the reference images....I suspect it now makes absolutely no sense whatsoever....
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    Thanks Gents! Toad - yes all painted, I worked...

    Thanks Gents!

    Toad - yes all painted, I worked from a few reference images of illuminated texts, tried to work in inks as well for the text to keep things looking translucent to add to the overall...
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    Wow seems like an age since I posted any updates....

    Wow seems like an age since I posted any updates. Thanks for the comments on Zarbag as well (good to see you back Joce!)

    Been busy finishing up my piece for the WD GD winners challenge, which is...
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    Really interested to hear your thoughts on those...

    Really interested to hear your thoughts on those fluos Sicks...what’s the range like? Are there any blues and how do they stack up? Always found orange green yellow and red good in the vallejo range...
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    Looks great Toad, the whole sketchy chiaroscuro...

    Looks great Toad, the whole sketchy chiaroscuro lighting thing you have going on on the door is very interesting.

    Led me back to your page again and your Lovecraft Textual Innuendo post....lovely...
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    Looks great Toad, pics all good as well. Foam...

    Looks great Toad, pics all good as well. Foam core all makes sense....same stuff over here I The UK. Will you do something to harden it up (prevent dink’s and damage) or just rely on the paint?
    ...
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    Ahhh....you guys (and gals if relevant). Thanks!...

    Ahhh....you guys (and gals if relevant). Thanks!

    tooks some black background pics as well as a bit of an experiment...only iPhone so not the best but give a better idea of the fluo coliurs
    ...
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    MrsBAM started stalking me the other day, made...

    MrsBAM started stalking me the other day, made the connection straight away. I spam there a bit more than here so you can keep track of my ramblings!
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    Thats some super smooth painting you are doing on...

    Thats some super smooth painting you are doing on what looks like a tiny scale....very impressive
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    Top notch stuff....proper modelling. Whats up...

    Top notch stuff....proper modelling.

    Whats up next?
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    What are you using for the walling Toad? looks...

    What are you using for the walling Toad? looks like some sort of expanded foam/modelboard?
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    Cool thread gorb....love to see people being...

    Cool thread gorb....love to see people being ingenuitive, creative and achieving interesting results.
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    Another alternative is to give it a coat of a...

    Another alternative is to give it a coat of a good chrome paint (Vallejo air chrome) let it dry then airbrush over with appropriate coloured inks or transparent paints. That will give you that lovely...
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    That side by side shot of the elks says it...

    That side by side shot of the elks says it all...congrats on developing so much in a short space of time.

    Keep patient with the rider, you've made a fantastic start, take your time and move things...
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    Excellent work on that helmet....actually looks...

    Excellent work on that helmet....actually looks like you've been sat there polishing it up from a tarnished state. Interested to see more on the process to getting it to look like that.
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    Meticulous work on this LL, love the attention to...

    Meticulous work on this LL, love the attention to detail and that underlying green hue on the skin. Bit of old masters painting wisdom put to great use.
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    Badass looking group...all 100% vintage BAM. I...

    Badass looking group...all 100% vintage BAM.

    I can almost visualise the whole group already....looking forward to seeing what you do with tentacle guy and fly arm bloke. (still want to paint these)
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    Been following this here and instagram, just not...

    Been following this here and instagram, just not managed to comment here till now.

    Firstly, glad you are pushing through your lull on this one...It'll be worth it.

    Secondly cant help but agree...
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