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  1. If you were starting out a year or so ago, ogres...

    If you were starting out a year or so ago, ogres would be a great army to start with. Everything was pretty powerful and there plenty of good builds. Now a days with the other 8th armies, Ogres are...
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    Thanks! It seems that all of a sudden everyone is...

    Thanks! It seems that all of a sudden everyone is selling the sets, which is pretty sweet. I've found a few more places aswell. Just hope the paints are as good as people are touting them.
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    Cheers man! If its a UK place they can send it...

    Cheers man! If its a UK place they can send it via courier and avoid the hassle :)
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    UK postage and acrylic paints

    I wanted to ask the British guys here, when you order paints from abroad, what do you do about Royal Mail's ludicrous rules about no more than 5 pots of waterbased paint per package amounting to a...
  5. Thread: Beginner's Tips

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    Learn to use a wet pallette! It really helps when...

    Learn to use a wet pallette! It really helps when painting as it keeps your mixes fresh and ready for blending without worrying about paint wells drying up and ruining the smoothness of your work....
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    From the 'Eavy Metal masterclass book i have,...

    From the 'Eavy Metal masterclass book i have, they work up from a black undercoat, dark green, goblin green, then add yellows and bleached bone to the mix. Very fine highlights are with more bleached...
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    With the new GW washes, shaking the pot initially...

    With the new GW washes, shaking the pot initially when you get it is a must. A good hard shake for a minute or two will stop the issue you are having. I prefer the new washes to the old since they...
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    He almost looks thoughtful as he nibbles away!...

    He almost looks thoughtful as he nibbles away! :)\

    Great paint work! I love it!
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    Yeah man, i like it! The flesh is shaping up...

    Yeah man, i like it! The flesh is shaping up well. I'll have to rob that idea for myself ;)
  10. I like it man! Very dynamic. Only critique would...

    I like it man! Very dynamic. Only critique would be the finger prints on the cape but other than that i love it. The armour is pretty sweet......its good to see a different idea on power armour. It...
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    I find that when i'm un-inspired i just play...

    I find that when i'm un-inspired i just play counterstrike for weeks...then all of a sudden i get the urge to paint and i'm off. Dont push it otherwise you may burn out and not want to do it again.
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    WoW! Thats a cool mini! Gonna have to find that...

    WoW! Thats a cool mini! Gonna have to find that one to paint :)
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    Love the armour and the base is cool! Nice work...

    Love the armour and the base is cool! Nice work man :)
  14. That is one cool model and one hell of a paint...

    That is one cool model and one hell of a paint job! Love the skin tone. You've really done well with the face. Voted!
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    My Galaxy S2 can take a good picture in macro...

    My Galaxy S2 can take a good picture in macro mode. It uses the standard Android v2.x.x app. I think with a smart phone its not the app rather the camera itself that will help or hinder you. I took...
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    hey man, welcome back to the hobby! Best piece of...

    hey man, welcome back to the hobby! Best piece of advice i can give is read loads of articles and threads here to get down some good info, buy a dvd if you're having trouble getting techniques down...
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    Nice work! NMM freehand on the body looks very...

    Nice work! NMM freehand on the body looks very nice. The highlights are the only niggle i have being a little too pink. Perhaps some red glazes to bring it back to red may be in order? Anyway, great...
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    Love the mini! Paint job is excellent too. I love...

    Love the mini! Paint job is excellent too. I love what you've done with the skin. especially where it meets the blades where his hands should be.
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    Decent table top results can be produced quite...

    Decent table top results can be produced quite quickly with dipping. I'd advocate a few basic highlights here and there.... nothing too hefty just enough that once its dipped it'll stand out that...
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    Nice work man, very nice work!

    Nice work man, very nice work!
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    I would also point out that the Slann from the...

    I would also point out that the Slann from the lizardmen armies are very heavily hinted at being Old Ones having reverted back to a more primitive, backwater state. Though your guy looks cool,...
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    One day i'm gonna have the spare cash to come and...

    One day i'm gonna have the spare cash to come and take part in one of these tutorial days. Great list of talent there to learn from.
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    I have a dirty essex accent.......something like...

    I have a dirty essex accent.......something like the guys from Lock Stock or Snatch :D Especially when i'm angry, then i sound like a cross between the Kurgan from Highlander and Bricktop from Snatch...
  24. I've noticed a few things with finecast. Larger,...

    I've noticed a few things with finecast. Larger, more bulky models seem to be better suited to casting. My mate bought an ogre kingdoms army off ebay with several finecast models included. Most were...
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    Looks great Tommy! You've done a great job,...

    Looks great Tommy! You've done a great job, especially with details like the fur lining and the used but well kept parachute straps. Amazing stuff. One issue, where's the vote link? :P
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    Nice work! Voted :)

    Nice work! Voted :)
  27. Thread: My Wolf attempt

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    Excellent work man! The skin looks lovely and i...

    Excellent work man! The skin looks lovely and i love how you've done the sword. The base is a little distracting.....the lumps of ice are a little too blue for my tastes. I think this is your most...
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    Looking good! Couple of things: - mould...

    Looking good! Couple of things:

    - mould lines....remove them. Top of gun for example.
    - neaten up the metal and then it needs a highlight and some shade as it looks very flat at the moment
    -...
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    and also by that definition, anyone with a job is...

    and also by that definition, anyone with a job is a professional.......be it bin man, teacher, doctor or soldier. I tend to class professionals as those who can legally sign off passports etc...
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    Stunning! The colour reflections in her...

    Stunning! The colour reflections in her armour.....even that of the sgt as she takes him down, his look of shock, everything. Awesome work man!
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    Cheers all! :D Robbie is next......i'm on...

    Cheers all! :D



    Robbie is next......i'm on a little break from painting at the moment but next week i'll be starting Robbie. I have some plans for him involving a very warped and weird base ;)...
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    That looks pretty cool man! Looks like there's...

    That looks pretty cool man! Looks like there's some good content there.
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    ^^^ i always took that as layering or juicing. I...

    ^^^ i always took that as layering or juicing. I thought feathering was applying a slightly thicker layer of paint than would be used in layering then using the brush to draw out the edge into the...
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    I rather like the arms though i think making them...

    I rather like the arms though i think making them a non flesh colour would really make the model stand out. Something warped and demonic looking would be cool :)
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    I really struggled with the skin......i buggered...

    I really struggled with the skin......i buggered about with it for ages and still couldnt get it 100% how i would have liked it. I need to practise skin i think. The wolf model that's being worked on...
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    Nurgle Chaos Lord

    He is finally finished! One of my favourite models. Those GW plastic characters are damned good!

    Here's my take on him pulling together inspirations mainly from the work of Darren Latham and Joe...
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    I have a closer pic, i need to crop it though so...

    I have a closer pic, i need to crop it though so i need to dig out my copy of Photoshop Elements and get soughting it out before final submission. Its also far better lit so you can see the...
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    Well, got the Nurgle lord finished. I'm happy...

    Well, got the Nurgle lord finished. I'm happy with the results but i need to work on my photography skills i think. I still cant get him to come out how it looks in real life.....
    ...
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    DCM works does it? I'll have to try that....i...

    DCM works does it? I'll have to try that....i have a half a winchester of the stuff i use for stripping.
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    Very cool camo on the tanks! Number 7 is my...

    Very cool camo on the tanks! Number 7 is my favourite at the moment. I rather like the WW1 feel to your army. Keep it up!
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    Yup, thats the exact same stuff my pound shop...

    Yup, thats the exact same stuff my pound shop carries :D
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    While i do admit to using their plastic glue, i...

    While i do admit to using their plastic glue, i use the 99p for 5 tubes of superglue from my local pound shop. Any polystyrene cement will do....preferably the cheapest.
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    Basically he primes a model (white in the example...

    Basically he primes a model (white in the example on his dvd) and then proceeds to wet the skin surface with water. He then takes paint from his wet pallette and applies it. He then quickly cleans...
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    Cool stuff moonmin! The clown looks very sinister...

    Cool stuff moonmin! The clown looks very sinister :D Is that a Saw inspired paint job i see?
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    Dunno about wet blending....not really tried it...

    Dunno about wet blending....not really tried it to be honest. From what i've heard, many people add retarding agents to stop paint drying. I've been tempted to try Jeremie Bonamont's technique of...
  46. Hmmm, this a piqued my interest......i wonder why...

    Hmmm, this a piqued my interest......i wonder why the different medium effects the ability of the paint to spread on the surface? I wish i still had my old surface chemistry lab from uni.....i would...
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    I like what you're doing with your gold armour!...

    I like what you're doing with your gold armour! It looks nice. However from the looks of things the paint is still going on too thick. The metallics look a bit bumpy and un-even - likely from the...
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    Thats either Ali or Mike McVey painting there....

    Thats either Ali or Mike McVey painting there. They make that look very easy.....

    One thing to ask, what are you using to dilute your paints? What colour are you trying to blend? I find certain...
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    Good stuff man! Cheers for the link :D

    Good stuff man! Cheers for the link :D
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    Halfords. Go and get a car bodywork repair mesh...

    Halfords. Go and get a car bodywork repair mesh kit. That works pretty good in 28mm scale.
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    There's just something so sinister about a giant...

    There's just something so sinister about a giant pink rabbit with a beaming smile and wide eyes.....i love it!

    I'm liking the sound of the grave digger Robbie too! Sounds cool :D
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    Texture to an undercoat is a sod. rom my...

    Texture to an undercoat is a sod. rom my experience it tends to come about from one or more of these elements:

    - Not shaking the paint can long enough - up to 5 minutes shaking needed. the more...
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    Its a damned good vid. Taught me a lot. Good to...

    Its a damned good vid. Taught me a lot. Good to know i can still get it easily enough. Especially with the web link above.
  54. Aw man, a shame you removed that.....i was...

    Aw man, a shame you removed that.....i was looking forward to seeing where that was going. I urge you to finish the sculp, if for nothing more than your own satisfaction! Keep the models coming!
  55. There is definitely some crazed stuff going on in...

    There is definitely some crazed stuff going on in the silent hill stories. I have a rather macabre interest in where this is going!
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    Not sure mate..... i'm looking for a copy myself...

    Not sure mate..... i'm looking for a copy myself to replace my missing first disc. I guess our best bet is either Ebay like Niranth says or wait until the man himself gets back from his Africa trip...
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    Thanks guys! I'll do a bit more to him then. The...

    Thanks guys! I'll do a bit more to him then. The cloak does look a bit flat and i must admit, a shadow grey basecoat is perhaps too harsh for the effect i was after. Still, lesson learned i guess.
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    Its the face that does it for me......such a...

    Its the face that does it for me......such a detailed face. Some excellent scultping!
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    Old school GW skaven grey seer

    I painted this guy for my army. Its painted to my high table top standard. A nice mini to paint and i experimented with some OSL on the sword though i think i went overboard and it doesn't quite look...
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    That pimp ork is ace Shawn! Nice work :)

    That pimp ork is ace Shawn! Nice work :)
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    I'm loving Robbie! I'll be checking your FB page...

    I'm loving Robbie! I'll be checking your FB page to see when i can pick on up :)
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    Well, young bloods is a pretty good standard of...

    Well, young bloods is a pretty good standard of painting. Hopefully there will be no more repeats of 2010's winner where he submitted a mini painted by someone else. You'll need to work hard to win...
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    Well, i use mostly halfords white primer, though...

    Well, i use mostly halfords white primer, though i use black for darker models. The grey works pretty nicely too s Dragonsreach points out. They are proper primers too and work better on resin that...
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    at the top of this forum marked sticky ;) Here...

    at the top of this forum marked sticky ;)

    Here ya go, i presume this is the one you mean http://www.coolminiornot.com/forums/showthread.php?34306-The-Sticky-Thread-Links-to-Tips-Threads-Tutorials
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    I'm thinking its some kind of terrible wound from...

    I'm thinking its some kind of terrible wound from some time back that has healed, albeit heavily scarred and mutilated. You can imagine it as a wound that very near killed him. I suppose thats how...
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    Aw man, as rough and unwell as i feel today,...

    Aw man, as rough and unwell as i feel today, those orcs have cheered me up! The steam punk guy looks ace but the rock and roll orc is my fav :) Plus i wouldnt have thought pink would work for a...
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    I find its not so much bored with painting, but...

    I find its not so much bored with painting, but for me i like a background noise for my brain to use. Its hard to explain. If i'm doing a complex calculation then i need full concentration and brain...
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    Hmmm, here's my take: As a chemist, when i...

    Hmmm, here's my take:

    As a chemist, when i want to learn something new i read or attend lectures. I write notes, ask questions and then when i'm happy with what i've learned i can apply those...
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    Whoah......this is an old thread.....epic...

    Whoah......this is an old thread.....epic threadomancy alert i'm afraid but i'm resurrecting this in order to continue my painting escapades. The chaplain hasnt been finished after all this...
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    well, its possible that the paint may have...

    well, its possible that the paint may have separated on the pallette but that shouldnt make any difference to the wetting. The paint would still go on, the coverage would just be guff. Like someone...
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    Your problem is caused by the surface tension of...

    Your problem is caused by the surface tension of the diluted paint being too high to wet the surface. This can be solved by using a matte medium as suggested above or by adding dishwashing soap to...
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    I do like a good single malt. A lovely smooth...

    I do like a good single malt. A lovely smooth one, no harshness that when cooled with a little ice slips down nicely......i also like a nice blended whiskey and coke or lemonade. Never put a mixer in...
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    Colour theory, blending, and how light falls on a...

    Colour theory, blending, and how light falls on a surface for knowing how to shade/highlight. Armed with those three, you'll have most of what you need to be a great painter IMO.
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    To be fair Griffin, i've been using GW paints...

    To be fair Griffin, i've been using GW paints since i was 14.....about 18 years now and in that time they've introduced a few colours, the washes and foundations and discontinued what......4-5...
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    ^^^ i suspect he means they dont smell like a rat...

    ^^^ i suspect he means they dont smell like a rat died in the paint pot ;) I opened a pot a of devlan mud and my flat mate thought i'd dropped me guts :D
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    aw man, i need to get my arse up to working in...

    aw man, i need to get my arse up to working in the north west again......
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    Hmmm, i have about 1 of each of the old range of...

    Hmmm, i have about 1 of each of the old range of gw paints plus one valeyo colour :P
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    Whoever says that great results cant be achieved...

    Whoever says that great results cant be achieved with GW paints is either a troll or hasnt seen some of the epic mini's posted by the likes of Jeremie Bonamont, Tommy Soule, Jakob Nielson....... to...
  79. I like them! I love how some are clawing their...

    I like them! I love how some are clawing their way through the ground :)
  80. Hmmmm, as a DM i hated giving out wishes. As a...

    Hmmmm, as a DM i hated giving out wishes. As a vicious and generally malevolent bastard, i took great pleasure at twisting wishes into terrible things. My mate is even better at doing that. But as a...
  81. IMHO, Dungeons and Dragons died with the release...

    IMHO, Dungeons and Dragons died with the release of 3rd ed. With 3rd ed came ridiculously over powered classes that synergised so brokenly with addons that it made player characters unbeatable even...
  82. You might find that your request is a little too...

    You might find that your request is a little too specific for these forums.

    A quick search of the CMON gallery turns up these; that score a 7.9:

    http://www.coolminiornot.com/190238

    (though...
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    Yeah man, i had this exact problem. Thankfully...

    Yeah man, i had this exact problem. Thankfully they were solved here :)

    What i learned:

    - your paints probably aren't diluted enough - add more water
    - while pure water works, it can be...
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    No worries, change can be annoying but we just...

    No worries, change can be annoying but we just have to work through it. There used to be a chart that told you how to mix up any citadel colour from the basic primary colours. I wish i still had it...
  85. Thread: Painting Black

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    I like to use blue-greys to highlight black. It...

    I like to use blue-greys to highlight black. It can give it an almost glowing appearance. Nice cool tone.
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    I'd leave it mate.....this smells like troll...

    I'd leave it mate.....this smells like troll posts. I would have thought someone spending 20+ hours on each model of their army would be able to mix up a shadow grey replica or do just what others...
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    Very nice! Voted :)

    Very nice! Voted :)
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    Cheers for posting that 10 ball, though i'll take...

    Cheers for posting that 10 ball, though i'll take Max's advice and be careful about the colours. I kind of expected they wouldnt be an exact match anyways.
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    Yeah, i watched Alan Merrit's vid on the new...

    Yeah, i watched Alan Merrit's vid on the new paint range. I think it will work out very well. For those of us who already use the range and can blend etc.. wont notice any difference other than the...
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    If you want to see what people in general think,...

    If you want to see what people in general think, then submit to the gallery. However, dont expect to have your ego stroked unless you're damned good. I have found the most useful place to post my...
  91. Thread: Runed Demon

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    Oh my! That looks incredible! The 4 models that...

    Oh my! That looks incredible! The 4 models that beat yours must have been something else..... The freehand on the skin looks great. My favourite part is the way you did the wing membranes..... Like...
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    I rather like the clown holding the dolly with...

    I rather like the clown holding the dolly with his arse hanging out his trousers....very creepy dodgy looking. It appeals to my sense of humour :D
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    Loosener eh? lol, nice work! :D

    Loosener eh? lol, nice work! :D
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    Love the paint job! The chest plate really stands...

    Love the paint job! The chest plate really stands out. I like it. Cant believe you gave your own piece a 6 though! Worth far more than that :P
  95. Thread: Chaos Army

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    Chaos army is easy: big unit of khorne maurauders...

    Chaos army is easy: big unit of khorne maurauders with grt weapons, big unit of chaos chosen - tzeench for beardy 3 up ward save malark or khorne for deadlyness and 4 up ward, 3 war shrines, 3 hell...
  96. Thread: Matt's WIP 2.0

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    Love the phoenix guard! Good luck on breaking the...

    Love the phoenix guard! Good luck on breaking the 500 mark! Just drybrush the crap out of some skeletons ftw :D
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    Yeah, when i had a tv that worked i watched...

    Yeah, when i had a tv that worked i watched CSI.....man, i painted a lot to those series. Now i'll slap on spotify or my housemate will whack on his stuff. Pretty cool with the LOTR or gladiator...
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    whoah! nice find. i'll put that my flat mate's...

    whoah! nice find. i'll put that my flat mate's way. he needs something to display his armies in
  99. gilljoy, i find you still do. it depends on how...

    gilljoy, i find you still do. it depends on how its set up though. when i used tracing paper i didnt need to water them down. now i've switched to parchment i am watering them down as per normal....
  100. I've tried it once on a mini with milluput. I...

    I've tried it once on a mini with milluput. I cant describe the results as the mini isnt painted yet but you want the milliput to be thick. The creamy milk consistency above is a pretty good...
  101. Thread: Using GW washes

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    Add dishwashing soap to the water you are using...

    Add dishwashing soap to the water you are using to water down the wash. You are diluting down the surfactant in the wash, which is raising the surface tension to a point where it will not spread and...
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    Your bounty hunter looks pretty cool! Good luck...

    Your bounty hunter looks pretty cool! Good luck with getting everything off the ground!
  103. Thread: Tamales

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    lo, thats sounds simialr to the pie in a barm i...

    lo, thats sounds simialr to the pie in a barm i described. Sounds tastey!
  104. Thread: Tamales

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    Whats a tamale? And meat and potato pie in a...

    Whats a tamale?

    And meat and potato pie in a barm......with hp brown sauce.....got that from living in Manchester for years
  105. Thread: GIVE ME MEAT!

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    Its nice to see the whole model. I've only really...

    Its nice to see the whole model. I've only really seen the small bit in Tommy's signature. Unless its been staring at me everytime i go to the golem studios website? :D
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    It looks pretty cool actually. I never really...

    It looks pretty cool actually. I never really paid too much attention before but seeing some of the mini's painted up and that review above, its something i wouldnt mind trying. Maybe when i get all...
  107. Thread: High Elf Dragon

    by Wicksy
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    Well, i'd certainly advise that you paint your...

    Well, i'd certainly advise that you paint your models. There is nothing that cant be stripped. Plastic strips nicely with things like dettol, oven cleaners and brake fluid to name a few. Metal...
  108. Thread: Using GW washes

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    Estragon, there shouldnt be any issues. I have...

    Estragon, there shouldnt be any issues. I have all of the new washes and a few pots are pretty recent (made within the last 6 months) and i have no issues with dilution. I use water with dishwashing...
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    I'm thinking if the dreads are looking too...

    I'm thinking if the dreads are looking too thousand sons you havent got enough ultramarine details on them. Consider some transfers or free hand work. From the sounds of things you are painting them...
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    This reply justifies this particular rage comic i...

    This reply justifies this particular rage comic i believe ;) :

    http://s3.amazonaws.com/kym-assets/entries/icons/original/000/005/365/awwyea.jpg?1308975495

    Really looking forward to your next...
  111. Thread: Using GW washes

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    Dilute the washes a little with some water that...

    Dilute the washes a little with some water that has a small amount of dishwashing soap. I tend to find the tide marks you describe occur when i either put too thick a layer of paint on the surface or...
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    Great stuff! I love how you always manage to get...

    Great stuff! I love how you always manage to get so much detail into the faces. They never fail to convey the emotions of the scene. Dont abandon the fallout universe entirely though, its still got a...
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    Sounds like a simple problem of too much on the...

    Sounds like a simple problem of too much on the brush to me. If its not going where you want it, there's too much on the brush. Thin layers with a drier brush will stop that from happening. Dab the...
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    The scoring wont we as high as it could because...

    The scoring wont we as high as it could because it isnt finished. I'd suggest completing the model before posting for scoring. That being said, its looking good so far.

    The highlights look well...
  115. Yeah, i was shown by one of the 'Eavy Metal team...

    Yeah, i was shown by one of the 'Eavy Metal team the same technique described by Wouter - base in boltgun metal, shade with black and highlight with mithril silver. Some of them also use tinbitz as a...
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    Looks like all the essentials are covered. I...

    Looks like all the essentials are covered. I would only add that you make sure your desk/bench is at the right height so as not to get bad neck/back/shoulders. I suffer greatly as i paint on the...
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    If i'm trying for display (or at least my ability...

    If i'm trying for display (or at least my ability version of display) standard leather i like to used snakebite leather and shade with a nice dark brown like scorched brown with maybe a little...
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    That bit at the bottom gonna be a warp gate? I...

    That bit at the bottom gonna be a warp gate? I like the look of that! I'll be watching this thread with some interest :)
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    Distillation will be, in theory mineral free....

    Distillation will be, in theory mineral free. Distilled water has been vapourised then condensed. Therefore very little mineral content will be taken up with the distillate. Its never 100% but if you...
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    Well, as i like my GW paints i would say if i...

    Well, as i like my GW paints i would say if i needed to replace my painting stuff i'd buy the GW Mega Paint set in an instant plus three Rapheal 8404 series brushes. That'd be all i need. Vallejo...
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    Yeah, i wouldnt like any silicone products near...

    Yeah, i wouldnt like any silicone products near my paint setup. That stuff is notorious in the paint industry for making what are called fish-eye defects and stopping paint adhering to surfaces. I...
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    For those wanting Matt's recipes for NMM, there's...

    For those wanting Matt's recipes for NMM, there's a thread of his somewhere that can be found with a quick search. Its his WIP thread and has a lot of good recipes and tips in. It also explains that...
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    Exercise is a great way deal with stress. The...

    Exercise is a great way deal with stress. The hormones released when the body is stressed (which make you feel ill/bad etc..) are burned off and their production is stunted. Sleep well. I got really...
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    If you want my advice, study these forums for NMM...

    If you want my advice, study these forums for NMM advice. The article is pretty crap with the NMM guidance. I think thats due to Joe Tomazeski's personal style of doing it. See if you can find Darren...
  125. I got that very set a few years back off ebay....

    I got that very set a few years back off ebay. Great set and they all come with a handy storage pouch. I can recommend those to anyone.
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    Hey man, if it works, its all good ;)

    Hey man, if it works, its all good ;)
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    I tend to just dilute citadel washes down with...

    I tend to just dilute citadel washes down with water and a little dishwashing soap. It lowers the surface tension enough that the glaze spreads and forms an even layer. Good idea though. Similar to...
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    Cant you do a similar thing with milliput and...

    Cant you do a similar thing with milliput and water slurry?
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    I think its the visual balance of the model being...

    I think its the visual balance of the model being off with the ccw arm. From that angle it does poke out miles more. How close does the internal edge of the arm butt up to the side of the body? For...
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    Great dread but i'll stick in a few observations....

    Great dread but i'll stick in a few observations. First off, the arms dont work with the body. While the frag launcher is a better fit, the ccw looks way off. Its hanging too far out and to my mind...
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    Yep, that is true. Women are harder to figure out...

    Yep, that is true. Women are harder to figure out than the grand unified theory.....
  132. Thread: Super Noob

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    There's some basic stuff around here somewhere. I...

    There's some basic stuff around here somewhere. I have found this link useful with space marines and working on the power armoured models : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/242387.page...
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    oh but we can, we just need to research into it...

    oh but we can, we just need to research into it enough. If a mechanism exists then it can be studied and conquered.
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    Hmm, you'd have to fashion some armour for a fat...

    Hmm, you'd have to fashion some armour for a fat guy..... the only fat guy i've ever seen depicted in armour was Henry the 8th. Might be an idea to check out how his was done and try and transfer...
  135. You could try and contact Jeremie himself. I got...

    You could try and contact Jeremie himself. I got mine from Figone a while back but lost one of the DVD's during a move so i need another copy stat! I may e-mail him though i dunno if he's back from...
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    You mean painted like this? ...

    You mean painted like this?

    http://www.games-workshop.com/MEDIA_CustomProductCatalog/m1740256a_99120217001_TombGuard1_873x627.jpg

    I dont want to sound condescending but unless you already paint...
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    Great work man and that last shot of the Tau...

    Great work man and that last shot of the Tau diving for his gun is a really nice touch.
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    nice one man! It was driving me insane that i...

    nice one man! It was driving me insane that i couldnt see the pictures for voting.

    Anyone with FF issues should use this ^^ it works :D
  139. Thread: Daemon Day 2011

    by Wicksy
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    Me too. I'd have like to have met all of the guys...

    Me too. I'd have like to have met all of the guys there, though especially Mike as his 'Eavy Metal work inspired me as a kid. It still rings in my mind to this day.

    I hope Golem Studios will host...
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    Love it man! The NMM is looks great on the...

    Love it man! The NMM is looks great on the bionics.

    Was this a scratch build or did you use something else for the base? I know a few people who'd like to be able to make some cool looking orky...
  141. Thread: Citadel giant??

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    What a wicked looking model! Great find :)

    What a wicked looking model! Great find :)
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    I use a technique i found on Bolter and...

    I use a technique i found on Bolter and Chainsword. Its essentially the same as how Anja Wettergren painted the sword on the space hulk sgt. Base the sword black, then using a dark shade of blue,...
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    He's got some great works in his gallery. Cant...

    He's got some great works in his gallery. Cant wait for more stuff :)
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    Its a great paint job. The gloss effects are...

    Its a great paint job. The gloss effects are really impressive. I just dont feel the model is very good. I looks forward to seeing more of his work :)
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    Nice work man! Hope the bike trip is going well!...

    Nice work man! Hope the bike trip is going well! Love the drawings and the watercolours. Enjoy the rest of your trip :)
  146. Thread: By Crom!

    by Wicksy
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    Hmmm, looks like they employed the guy from the...

    Hmmm, looks like they employed the guy from the Sorbo Hercules series to choreograph all the fight scenes.......this one thing may totally ruin the film for me :( I bet its a 12A aswell = guff made...
  147. Thread: NMM bronze help

    by Wicksy
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    Mattsterbenz had a great thread where he showed...

    Mattsterbenz had a great thread where he showed off his recipes for NMM in a his plog. Vermin brown and white gives a nice coppery look, though bronze is a more golden colour when polished up. The...
  148. Thread: Washes & Water

    by Wicksy
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    Thats true, but considering tap water contains a...

    Thats true, but considering tap water contains a tiny (parts per trillion/billion) amount of stuff that may be poisonous and one of the major constituents of petrol is benzene, a known carcinogen,...
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    Congrats! He'll keep you on you toes Tommy ;)

    Congrats! He'll keep you on you toes Tommy ;)
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    I dont think you'll ever understand the monarchy...

    I dont think you'll ever understand the monarchy until you can spell correctly. Those "u"s stay ;) along with the s instead on z.
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    The chest piece below the neck is really starting...

    The chest piece below the neck is really starting to look nice. Its pretty impressive considering its only two hours in! It took me an hour to paint about an inch of chain on a 29mm scale terminator....
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    That gonna be Mephiston? When Sir Jimmy Saville...

    That gonna be Mephiston? When Sir Jimmy Saville fell to the black rage and conquered it?
  153. Thread: Washes & Water

    by Wicksy
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    ehehehehe, when i'm thirsty i drink the deionised...

    ehehehehe, when i'm thirsty i drink the deionised water at work sometimes. The stuff that comes out of the tap reeks of chlorine most times.
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    Wow! They look great! Your kits look stunning!...

    Wow! They look great! Your kits look stunning! When i get my Warhammer fantasy stuff going i may have to give you a bell. Do you make anything futuristic for a certain game set about 38000 years in...
  155. Thread: Washes & Water

    by Wicksy
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    There are big differences! I use mineral water as...

    There are big differences! I use mineral water as a blank for VOC (volatile organic carbon analysis) as it contains no traces of any VOC's at our detection limits (around one part per billion)....
  156. Thread: Washes & Water

    by Wicksy
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    You could also use mineral water. Its not...

    You could also use mineral water. Its not deionised water but it should work ok. Its basically similar to soft tap water without having gone through any of the harsh chemical treatments the water...
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    Can an admin check when he registered? I used to...

    Can an admin check when he registered? I used to see things like this on a vintage amp forum where unscrupulous people would take photo's posted by others and use them in scam e-mail auctions. Is his...
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    Good luck at the comp! I look forward to seeing...

    Good luck at the comp! I look forward to seeing pics of the finished article :)
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    Looking nice! The cloak is wicked! Very bright....

    Looking nice! The cloak is wicked! Very bright. Not sure about the colours on the armour but thats just me :)
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    Cool! Good to see some of those old school...

    Cool! Good to see some of those old school marines getting some love. Look forward to seeing how your sculpting goes :)
  161. Thread: Cheesy knight

    by Wicksy
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    The base made me chuckle! Almost looks as if it...

    The base made me chuckle! Almost looks as if it could do with a curious skaven poking his head from one of the holes to watch the guy up top. Great work on the NMM! Looks wicked :)
  162. Thread: Badmoon Warboss

    by Wicksy
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    Nice work! If thats your idea of rusty then i'd...

    Nice work! If thats your idea of rusty then i'd love to see what you got up to when you're up to scratch! I love how the eyes have been painted. Makes me think he's been busted taking his pet squig...
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    Here you go ;) ...

    Here you go ;)

    http://www.egoshift.com/contest/uploads/1296460030.jpg
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    Try and pickup some plastic minis. The Island of...

    Try and pickup some plastic minis. The Island of Blood high elves are cheap and you should be able to nab singles for next to nothing. Then paint, strip and repaint the bugger until you're happy with...
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    If he goes to Scotland, tell him never to repeat...

    If he goes to Scotland, tell him never to repeat "Besides, whiskey is whiskey is whiskey. " or you will get stabbed/bottled/punched/head butted ;) It aint. When you've had the good stuff, the rest...
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    I stopped at the scantily clad Alice.......

    I stopped at the scantily clad Alice.......
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    Biggest thing for me was going to warhammer world...

    Biggest thing for me was going to warhammer world and seeing those Golden Demon winners from 2009....the amazing Mortarion sculp. We looked at that for ages. However my mates and i sat back and...
  168. Thread: patience

    by Wicksy
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    Its hard going man.....its just something you...

    Its hard going man.....its just something you have to work at, but like Tommy says, you have to enjoy it. I'll wager that all the top mini painters absolutely love it. None of them feel it a chore....
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    I've found some space marine models good for...

    I've found some space marine models good for practices as they have faily simple shapes to work with NMM wise. GW high elves look nice to do NMM on aswell. Lots of swords and armour to play with.
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    Coming on nicely there! I really like the jump...

    Coming on nicely there! I really like the jump pack glow. I'll be nicking that for my commander Dante ;)
  171. Thread: Ahhhhhhhh

    by Wicksy
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    Well, i copied Mattserbenz's NMM recipe and went...

    Well, i copied Mattserbenz's NMM recipe and went with a shading of (using a codex grey base coat) shadow grey followed by a 50:50 mixture of Shadow grey and chaos black. I then used about two mixes...
  172. Thread: Blending-NMM

    by Wicksy
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    i tend to go about 6 parts water to 1 part paint...

    i tend to go about 6 parts water to 1 part paint (roughly). More if it looks like it needs it. I found any more concentrated and i get tide marks and chalkyness. Bear in mind though i'm no expert ;)...
  173. Thread: Blending-NMM

    by Wicksy
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    How many colour transistions are you using? I use...

    How many colour transistions are you using? I use three for highlighting nmm steel and two for shading it and i should probably use more for proper smooth graduations. SO a few more mixes should...
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    Aw man, let us know what catagories you're going...

    Aw man, let us know what catagories you're going to enter so i can avoid entering myself ;) You've gotta give me some chance!

    I look forward to seeing this model completed :)
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    Damn man, thats far better than the first mini i...

    Damn man, thats far better than the first mini i ever painted! Not sure about the blue sword but the rest of looks pretty nice. Highlights look good....i couldnt even dry brush for my first model. He...
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    Awesome! They need to use that picture on the...

    Awesome! They need to use that picture on the website. It'll be sold out in no time!
  177. Thread: what a weekend

    by Wicksy
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    Lucky shite! Nice one man ;)

    Lucky shite! Nice one man ;)
  178. I'll try and help a little. Finish the bases. Big...

    I'll try and help a little. Finish the bases. Big thing. Get them looking smart, neat and all the same will go a long way to making the models look better. The models in general also seem rather...
  179. Thread: Foaming Wash?

    by Wicksy
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    Diluting the wash will reduce the amount of...

    Diluting the wash will reduce the amount of surfactant present, which is whats causing it to foam. However if they used a lot of surfactant in the formulation it may still foam past a useful...
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    For the first, it depends on your choice. I use a...

    For the first, it depends on your choice. I use a well pallette (a water colour pallette) and it does me ok. Some swear by wet pallettes. I have used both and prefer the well pallette but a wet...
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    For me it was a box of skeleton warriors in '93...

    For me it was a box of skeleton warriors in '93 from GW. Cost £5 for 12 guys. Multi posable aswell, which was a big thing back then. I tried to paint them to look like the box art but couldnt figure...
  182. Fluff wise, its always been suggested that they...

    Fluff wise, its always been suggested that they are to the most part pretty much asexual after induction into a chapter. Hence why if a marine falls, they fall pretty badly and allow themselves...
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    Nah, it's too manly for Bieber! The face looks...

    Nah, it's too manly for Bieber!

    The face looks excellent! Its coming on nicely. It'll look sweet when its done :)
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    Well, i'm 31 and i cant be arsed with phones. If...

    Well, i'm 31 and i cant be arsed with phones. If it can make a phone call thats all i need it for. The camera gets used to take pictures of my friends and family's cats.... I use about £10 every 6...
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    Poll: Soccer had that years ago regarding wage caps....

    Soccer had that years ago regarding wage caps. The players won which is now why we have to pay some gonk £250,000 a week....
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    That looks really nice! I've always found the Tau...

    That looks really nice! I've always found the Tau stuff rather un-inspiring to paint but this has got me thinking about digging out a battlesuit i have kicking about :) I'll be watching this with...
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    Love the zombie head!

    Love the zombie head!
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    Looks like a Tau Dandy! I like it though, the...

    Looks like a Tau Dandy! I like it though, the face really gives out a sneer.
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    Damn! Those look like you've robbed the pictures...

    Damn! Those look like you've robbed the pictures off the GW site! Nice work :)
  190. Thread: Nurgle

    by Wicksy
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    Yeah man, nurgle plague marines aided by a demon...

    Yeah man, nurgle plague marines aided by a demon prince (and perhaps a sorcerer) can be nasty. Back them up with some good heavy support and sit them on objectives. They dont work well when charging...
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    For black power armour, i use a base of black and...

    For black power armour, i use a base of black and regal blue (half and half), then highlight with successive mixtures of space wolves grey add to the base colour. Or simply work through with mixtures...
  192. Nope, just a futuristic Elf on a hovercraft ;)

    Nope, just a futuristic Elf on a hovercraft ;)
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    Well, as i see it, there's two types of gamer in...

    Well, as i see it, there's two types of gamer in this hobby. You have the competitive player and the player more interested in the story. The rules changes wont matter too much to the latter type of...
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    I was going to start a Tay army but never could...

    I was going to start a Tay army but never could get into it. Looking at the codex though, it does suffer. However, if space marines can survive then battlesuits should be able to. Take advantage of...
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    Poll: As an ex rugby player, i can say that tackling...

    As an ex rugby player, i can say that tackling someone running at full force while you run at full force is dangerous! Jonny Wilkinson seriously shortened his carreer by being known for his heavy...
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    I'd like to say forgeworld......its not a demon...

    I'd like to say forgeworld......its not a demon prince, it looks like a raptor champion or a lord with a jump pack. If it aint made by GW then whoever sculpted it is sailing close to the winds of a...
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    I didnt see it on the facebook page but i have a...

    I didnt see it on the facebook page but i have a picture from when i visited the studio:

    http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b81/spwicks1980/P1020755.jpg

    It was my pc background for ages :) One...
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    Poll: That's exactly what it is. Guys were playing...

    That's exactly what it is. Guys were playing soccer, someone picked the ball up and ran with it. American Football came from Rugby and made it something different, like Rugby did with soccer. Thing...
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    Poll: Voted rugger but i can appreciate american...

    Voted rugger but i can appreciate american football. And you need all that armour and stuff otherwise players would die ;) Those tackles are pretty dangerous wihout the protection.
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    You cant get JBT's DVD anymore? Crap! I lost the...

    You cant get JBT's DVD anymore? Crap! I lost the 2nd disc of my copy :( I may have to e-mail him again and see if he has any left himself.
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