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  1. I second looking at GIMP. Specially if you are...

    I second looking at GIMP. Specially if you are thinking of PS Elements.
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    Yep, everything looks great on him. Good job!

    Yep, everything looks great on him. Good job!
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    Hi, Looks really good for a fourth model. I...

    Hi,

    Looks really good for a fourth model. I agree with Ten-ball about the face, it looks great.

    I also see the mold lines all over the place -- staff, leg, etc. One of the keys to miniature...
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    Looks fantastic!

    Looks fantastic!
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    Reaper has a couple: ...

    Reaper has a couple: https://www.reapermini.com/Miniatures/lab%20coat/latest

    Those may need some modification for what you might be thinking of. ...
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    They should be fine, unless they are really old...

    They should be fine, unless they are really old metallic colors. P3 had an issue with their initial metallic formulation, IIRC.
  7. Assuming that you are going to base on top of...

    Assuming that you are going to base on top of them, I'd recommend either Zinsser BIN primer or Zinsser clear BIN synthetic shellac sealer. They tend to do a good job keeping wood oils and ply glues...
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    Ayup! Just enter it for fun! It's looking like...

    Ayup! Just enter it for fun! It's looking like a nice piece.
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    Well, the old chemist answer is "depends". ...

    Well, the old chemist answer is "depends". Assuming that it was well mixed and in a good ratio of part A to part B and it has been sitting around for a lot longer than the time for "ultimate...
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    Everything looks great to my eye! Good job so...

    Everything looks great to my eye! Good job so far!
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    We use these at work -- they are more useful for...

    We use these at work -- they are more useful for parts where you don't have direct access to the surfaces you want to clean (tubing, screens, etc.), and to help with an initial soaking in whatever...
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    Thanks for the tutorial!

    Thanks for the tutorial!
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    Awesome! I like how the metallics really pop off...

    Awesome! I like how the metallics really pop off the black.
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    Congrats! Look forward to seeing it!

    Congrats! Look forward to seeing it!
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    You really don't need primer on Reaper Bones. ...

    You really don't need primer on Reaper Bones. Just wash'em up good. Regardless, primer doesn't eat them.
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    It looks great. Take care with adding brushes...

    It looks great. Take care with adding brushes and snow to try to increase the randomness of the scene as well -- right now it looks a bit symmetrical to my eye (in the placement of the rocks.)
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    Generically, for wood turning, metal...

    Generically, for wood turning, metal stamping/machining, etc. the work piece you start with is the 'blank'. So, since people turn things like bowls, pens, pepper mills, pieces of wood that are sized...
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    Yeah, a pepper mill blank would be good sized. ...

    Yeah, a pepper mill blank would be good sized. We are a bit spoiled here in Kansas City with woodcraft stores, Schutte lumber, an active woodworkers/turners guild...I would think that most major...
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    For interesting wood, look for stores that sell...

    For interesting wood, look for stores that sell wood turning blanks -- or ebay wood bowl blank. Not exactly el-cheapo, but you can cut it up to size and get a number of pieces out of 'em.

    Edit: ...
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    I use Reynold's Parchment paper -- it does have...

    I use Reynold's Parchment paper -- it does have silicone on it, so I presoak the paper in hot water and wipe it down; it works well for me (as long as I keep enough water in the sponge portion, I can...
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    Looks great! Things to look at would be the left...

    Looks great! Things to look at would be the left arm -- it looks a touch boney to me, specially at the elbow, like it is sticking out a bit too much; and perhaps some shaping on the left leg down...
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    Axe looks fantastic. I have to agree with...

    Axe looks fantastic. I have to agree with leaving it alone and maybe doing something more later.
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    Don't forget customs. Had one package disappear...

    Don't forget customs. Had one package disappear there for about two months. Send a second package of the exact same stuff, and it arrived where it was supposed to go in a week.
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    Looks beautiful!

    Looks beautiful!
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    Looks darn good. Learning things just looking at...

    Looks darn good. Learning things just looking at the WIPs here.
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    Woo! Thanks, Ted!

    Woo! Thanks, Ted!
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    I think the shield looks cool, too. Also,...

    I think the shield looks cool, too.

    Also, FWIW, matt medium will desaturate paints slightly. Matting agents are essentially a type of pigment that are intended to disrupt your dry film surface,...
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    Please see: ...

    Please see: http://www.milliput.com/products.html

    You probably want original, silver or white as near as I can tell.
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    The robes look great, and I like the gem in the...

    The robes look great, and I like the gem in the middle as well.
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    This looks awesome. I think the green was a good...

    This looks awesome. I think the green was a good add to it.
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    Back in the day, I picked Orcs & Gobbos, mainly...

    Back in the day, I picked Orcs & Gobbos, mainly because I thought I'd enjoy painting them the most. Didn't matter to me if none of my guys could do anything to an Empire Steam Tank or not...it was...
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    Looking very nice! Thanks for taking the time to...

    Looking very nice! Thanks for taking the time to share this!
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    The one thing that sticks out to me is that the...

    The one thing that sticks out to me is that the boobs appear to be different sizes. Maybe it's just the picture -- hard to see 3D in 2D sometimes. Apart from that, I agree about the pictures -- a...
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    A brain maybe?

    A brain maybe?
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    Here's a link to a Photogene demo on youtube:...

    Here's a link to a Photogene demo on youtube: http://youtu.be/1rB5lx8_tNE
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    Sorry about your computer. Check out Snapseed...

    Sorry about your computer. Check out Snapseed for idevices (free) or Photoshop touch or Photogene (not free, but both less than $10) I don't remember their resizing capability, although photogene...
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    I agree. Looks good so far. FWIW, get a copy...

    I agree. Looks good so far.

    FWIW, get a copy of GIMP if you don't have one already. Select all, then Image --> Scale Image (use the link to keep horizontal = vertical), followed by Tools -->...
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    FWIW, the Styrene at work has one really smooth...

    FWIW, the Styrene at work has one really smooth side, and one less smooth, rougher side.

    Styrene itself will almost always benefit from an isopropanol wipe -- reason being that lots of liquid...
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    You mentioned a plain base in the first post, and...

    You mentioned a plain base in the first post, and I thought 'streetlight?' But you beat me to it...looks good so far!
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    Looks great! +1 for the grave!

    Looks great! +1 for the grave!
  41. Thread: Posting

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    If you don't rate your own work when you upload...

    If you don't rate your own work when you upload it, it defaults to 6 for the first vote.
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    FWIW, "acrylic enamel" is marketing speak, which...

    FWIW, "acrylic enamel" is marketing speak, which can confuse people. Enamel paints (sometimes referred to as oil based, or alkyd paints) are oil based, dry with a very high gloss, and are extremely...
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    I think these look great! Looking forward to...

    I think these look great! Looking forward to more.
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    I like it. You can really see the gloss...

    I like it. You can really see the gloss differences between the pieces of clothing -- bet it looks even better IRL.
  45. Everything looks great! Definite improvement in...

    Everything looks great! Definite improvement in skill as the thread has been going on! Keep going!
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    As a proxy, you could take some paper, tape it...

    As a proxy, you could take some paper, tape it down to a piece of wood (or something else rigid) and put a few layers of spray varnish on it (or acrylic gesso). That would give you a decent surface...
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    I think your stuff looks great so far. I'd say...

    I think your stuff looks great so far. I'd say just go for it on the second shield.

    FWIW, selective gloss can be a very interesting feature (at least in commercial prints), although you will...
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    Beautiful minis!

    Beautiful minis!
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    He looks great! I really like the flag, as well!

    He looks great! I really like the flag, as well!
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    The marine looks fantastic!

    The marine looks fantastic!
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    I work in an ink and coatings lab. All sorts of...

    I work in an ink and coatings lab. All sorts of neat stuff there, plus all different pigments, surfactants, etc.
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    Beautiful!

    Beautiful!
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    With the purple, you may want to think about...

    With the purple, you may want to think about highlighting it with reds/(strong) pinks/white and using cooler colors in the shadows. Purple metallics can jump all over the place depending upon what...
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    She's just a very, very, short lady in 32 mm...

    She's just a very, very, short lady in 32 mm scale? :smile-big:
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    Great job there!

    Great job there!
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    They look good! Anything you are looking at and...

    They look good! Anything you are looking at and saying -- "That's not quite what I wanted to have happen?"
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    It's kinda how the coating industry goes. Find...

    It's kinda how the coating industry goes. Find something that works well, use it in everything, it gets studied more, then regulated out of existence. Reformulate everything, find something else...
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    I agree about sticking with purple. Maybe a...

    I agree about sticking with purple. Maybe a deeper bluish-violet for the scabbard, with warmer violet wrapping? The purples already on the miniature look a bit on the warm side to me, so maybe a...
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    Looks nice! I like the golds on Rommler!

    Looks nice! I like the golds on Rommler!
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    I'm sorry for your loss, Ten Ball.

    I'm sorry for your loss, Ten Ball.
  61. Here's the most recent by Upenn: ...

    Here's the most recent by Upenn: http://www.upenn.edu/spotlights/penn-physicists-conquer-coffee-ring-effect

    Matt medium probably helps as matting agents are usually not very round.

    The...
  62. IIRC, Mayfair reprinted 1830 and botched it. ...

    IIRC, Mayfair reprinted 1830 and botched it. They printed out appropriate fixes and sent them to everyone who asked for it.
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    I use ceramic beads and offcuts of tabs as well. ...

    I use ceramic beads and offcuts of tabs as well. They really do help. The thicker vallejo paints tend to need something heavier, but I think glass, ceramic, or tabs would be fine in P3, Reaper or...
  64. I used reading glasses back in my 20's. ...

    I used reading glasses back in my 20's. Now-a-days I use an optivisor. And light. Plenty of light.
  65. Here's an interesting site about paint making --...

    Here's an interesting site about paint making -- it's not very technical, although may offer some insight: http://www.paintmaking.com/index.html

    It may be of interest to the OP.

    About acrylic...
  66. FWIW, I really don't have any recommendations for...

    FWIW, I really don't have any recommendations for the OP.

    As for paints, you haven't seen my painting yet...so just take things with a grain of salt here. I use mainly VMC, as I prefer the higher...
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    I'd recommend getting your 200S serviced by...

    I'd recommend getting your 200S serviced by Badger as well. Regardless, I'd also recommend taking apart/reassembling the new airbrush a few times before running paint through it, just to get the...
  68. Yeah, I'm a principal chemist for an...

    Yeah, I'm a principal chemist for an inks/coatings company. Industrial printing inks (ink jet) rather than, say, a cosmetic. It's easy enough to give a starting set of ideas, although in reality I...
  69. OK, here is what you are going to need: 1. ...

    OK, here is what you are going to need:

    1. Water based acrylic resin solution of a type suitable for direct skin contact. Look up contact dermatitis -- this is something nasty that can be caused...
  70. Sharpies come in all colors of the rainbow...

    Sharpies come in all colors of the rainbow now-a-days: http://www.amazon.com/Sharpie-Fine-Tip-Permanent-24-Pack-Assorted/dp/B0003WN0DO/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1396314458&sr=8-4&keywords=sharpie
    ...
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    Skin looks great! Excellent work!

    Skin looks great! Excellent work!
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    Water based acrylics/urethanes aren't the most...

    Water based acrylics/urethanes aren't the most hazardous of substances. Any odor will remain based on how much you spray at any given time and how much air flow you have circulating in the basement...
  73. These look fantastic! Great job!

    These look fantastic! Great job!
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    That's all that really matters! :) Again, I...

    That's all that really matters! :) Again, I think it's fantastic! I think people are just too used to computer generated smoothness in renders to look at the real thing anymore...
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    I thought he looks fantastic. FWIW, The one...

    I thought he looks fantastic. FWIW, The one thing that stands out (and maybe it's just the lighting?) is that the eyebrow for his left eye looks 'smashed' on the bottom compared to his right eye's...
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    I wouldn't worry about it. It was just a 'how...

    I wouldn't worry about it. It was just a 'how many do you want so we can plan print runs' deal, with the ability to change in the pledge manager. Mainly I think it was just to get the names and...
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    Check out Hirst Arts: http://www.hirstarts.com/ ...

    Check out Hirst Arts: http://www.hirstarts.com/ They have lots of molds for creating tiles. Obviously you can also mold and carve your own as well.
  78. Glad it's been diagnosed. My dad has the same...

    Glad it's been diagnosed. My dad has the same thing, and has said the CPAP was the best thing ever. Hope it's the same for you!
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    Yep, all good advice. Most important -- have...

    Yep, all good advice. Most important -- have fun!

    Another thought would be to check out your local game stores (assuming you have any.) I know that at least one of our local ones in the Kansas...
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    Principal chemist at an inks and coatings...

    Principal chemist at an inks and coatings company. Although more geared towards industrial applications.

    To answer the obvious, yes, I have made/know how to make my own miniatures paint, but I...
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    I think this looks terrific!

    I think this looks terrific!
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    I agree. The miniatures are excellent!

    I agree. The miniatures are excellent!
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