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  1. Don't make that the goal or you will be very...

    Don't make that the goal or you will be very disappointed, over worked and tired.
    Expect to first put in a lot of work and money getting a good portfolio together. While you might know you can paint...
  2. I don't offer paid commissions, and the only way...

    I don't offer paid commissions, and the only way I do them is for Patrons in contests I run.
    My Patreon income and YT income provide enough to pay for my hobby supplies and pay a few bills.
    ...
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    The third installment of my Gaslands Journey, and...

    The third installment of my Gaslands Journey, and in this episode I demonstrate an very easy way to paint your cars. We can use the existing paint job already on the vehicles.

    This is great for...
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    Ah I see. I've really felt I've reached a plateau...

    Ah I see. I've really felt I've reached a plateau for level of execution. My speed is what's really increasing dramatically.
    Knocking out an HQ model has been cut in half - around 12 hours or so.
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    Thanks! Much appreciated. I've been at this so...

    Thanks! Much appreciated.
    I've been at this so long now, I'm becoming much more articulate in the demos and voice-over.
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    https://youtu.be/aqExW934r4E

    https://youtu.be/aqExW934r4E
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    I've been really lax in updating my forum shares....

    I've been really lax in updating my forum shares.
    So, here's the past line-up of videos over the last two months.


    https://youtu.be/_VGtotX9RcE

    https://youtu.be/ymIzJXsWvA0
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    If you can't see it, it doesn't need to be...

    If you can't see it, it doesn't need to be painted.

    I always look at it like this:
    Who, besides yourself, will be scrutinizing it in such detail?
    Is it for a contest, or competition?

    If the...
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    A comprehensive guide to using, choosing, setting...

    A comprehensive guide to using, choosing, setting up, cleaning, and maintaining a wet palette.
    I go over the 'Masterson's Sta-Wet', and the Everlasting Wet Palette, and show you how to make your...
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    I haven't posted in a while, so here's the past...

    I haven't posted in a while, so here's the past few week's worth of videos.


    https://youtu.be/GLfurhAZtZ4

    https://youtu.be/cDZNdq0DpHg

    https://youtu.be/nFL_pz7b77w
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    Yes, literally anything else is cheaper. :P

    Yes, literally anything else is cheaper. :P
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    Acrylic is acrylic - it's all the same polymer....

    Acrylic is acrylic - it's all the same polymer.
    You can mix and match brands and it will make little to no difference.
    The solution into which the pigments are mixed is a polymer solution.
    What...
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    P3 mixing medium is Matte Medium with slightly...

    P3 mixing medium is Matte Medium with slightly more gloss.
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    I often colour match on the palette, keeping in...

    I often colour match on the palette, keeping in mind that the dry colour will be slightly darker.
    So, mix your paint slightly lighter than what's on the palette.
    I will dab paint next to the...
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    If you haven't heard of Gaslands yet, I suggest...

    If you haven't heard of Gaslands yet, I suggest checking it out. Especially if you're an old Car Wars fan, or liked any of the Mad Max films.
    https://gaslands.com/

    This is the first installment...
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    A quick and easy solution for when you need some...

    A quick and easy solution for when you need some aged, and/or dead wood/trees.
    The method is about the same for both, with trees requiring a final highlight over just planks of wood.

    ...
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    Another video in the series in which I cover...

    Another video in the series in which I cover various methods for painting faster. This particular method works well for models that have a majority of the model in a single colour, and if you don't...
  18. If you're just getting back into it, all you need...

    If you're just getting back into it, all you need is paint and water.
    As you get more comfortable again, then consider getting a few additives.
    Don't think because so many people use additives that...
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    A complete guide to painting a flat surface with...

    A complete guide to painting a flat surface with True Metallic Metals.
    Also applicable to your NMM as-is or with some slight changes.

    I cover the ins and outs of shading and highlighting, where...
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    A complete guide for utilizing brush primer on...

    A complete guide for utilizing brush primer on your miniatures.
    I cover prep, cleaning, what primers to use, and other useful tips and tricks for the experienced painter, and beginner alike.

    This...
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    The first in a series of videos in which I will...

    The first in a series of videos in which I will be covering various speed painting techniques.
    The first installment deals with utilizing zenithal priming (AKA sketch priming) and thick glazes to...
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    A comprehensive guide for two brush blending, or...

    A comprehensive guide for two brush blending, or 2BB.
    I include safety precautions, where to hold the second brush, what size it should be, how thick the paint....well, you get the idea.

    ...
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    Are you unsure of which brush hair will suit your...

    Are you unsure of which brush hair will suit your needs?
    What's the best brush hair and for what purpose?
    What sizes and shape will you need?

    What are the brands I have used, and currently use?...
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    My advice is to worry less about feedback, and to...

    My advice is to worry less about feedback, and to just keep painting.
  25. 3.5x Reading Glasses. Not only do I get to feel...

    3.5x Reading Glasses.
    Not only do I get to feel old, I get to look old too!
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    I have been asked many times over the years, 'How...

    I have been asked many times over the years, 'How do you take good model photos?'

    This video provides the answer.
    I will mention that my set-up is VERY unorthodox, in that I don't use a tent or...
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    A frequently asked question by board gamers is;...

    A frequently asked question by board gamers is;
    'Can I just wash the plastic pieces, and use the colour underneath?'
    The answer is yes, you can!
    And it's much easier than you think.

    This video...
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    A follow-up to my Massive Darkness dungeon bases,...

    A follow-up to my Massive Darkness dungeon bases, except in this video I'm painting rectangular cobbles instead of roughly shaped stone.
    Another easy method for painting anything with an integrated...
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    A complete video on the easiest and least painful...

    A complete video on the easiest and least painful way to paint your black lining. I demonstrate the rest of the wrappings anyways, and talk a bit on colour theory as well.

    ...
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    http://paletton.com/#uid=1000u0kllllaFw0g0qFqFg0w0...

    http://paletton.com/#uid=1000u0kllllaFw0g0qFqFg0w0aF
  31. Thread: Femme Faune

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    The leather on the shoulder is superb.

    The leather on the shoulder is superb.
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    A complete painting guide for crocodile, or...

    A complete painting guide for crocodile, or alligator skin which could also be applied to any creature that is green and scaly.

    In this video I demonstrate my 'painterly' competitive method for...
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    I demonstrate two different ways for easy blood...

    I demonstrate two different ways for easy blood effects.
    When mixing your own blood colours, adding some gloss medium or varnish to the mix will give it some shine. Alternately, you can gloss...
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    One of my most-used and favourite greens. I'm...

    One of my most-used and favourite greens.
    I'm giving away my secret formula here folks, so I hope at least that's of some value. :P
    This quick tip is a bit longer, as there was too much good, two...
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    Everything is on a 1" grid, and nothing takes up...

    Everything is on a 1" grid, and nothing takes up more than a single space.
    So, the size is entirely at your discretion.

    They are an odd size though, with the Canopic Beast sitting on a 42-45mm...
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    Ghools' Rise of Moloch

    A thread where I will keep all of my Rise of Moloch submissions.
    Let's begin with the mighty Canopic Beast!

    http://www.coolminiornot.com/pics/pics16/img5ae88e36defaa.jpg
  37. And none of them have ever watched Bambi....

    And none of them have ever watched Bambi.
    Thumper shares some wisdom that every kid should have learned.
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONsUNpaulsE ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONsUNpaulsE

    This video continues on from the previous two in the series. If you need to watch them, they can be found at the links below:


    Complimentary Colours...
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    Some basic steps to follow for painting hair that...

    Some basic steps to follow for painting hair that is long and black. I also cover some extra tips on colour theory, and how to apply it when painting hair.

    I've yet to cover hair that is long, and...
  40. Thread: Painting Purple

    by Ghool
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    It's not. I miss Oxford Blue. As for purples,...

    It's not. I miss Oxford Blue.

    As for purples, I think my warm purple used in this video might be close.
    You'd just have to use a cooler highlight like Frostbite, or Underbelly Blue.

    ...
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    A quick little video that teaches the painter...

    A quick little video that teaches the painter some tips for painting make-up. When you need a sultry or seductive look for your female miniatures, make-up always helps.


    This requires a steady...
  42. All those chemicals are found in our food...

    All those chemicals are found in our food (especially bread), vaccines and a lot more.
    As long as you're careful you should be fine.
    I have been a two brush blender for over a decade and have not...
  43. Well yeah. But I prefer the tangy ambiance of a...

    Well yeah. But I prefer the tangy ambiance of a satin finish myself.
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    Patron only bonus video that I put together...

    Patron only bonus video that I put together really quick since it was asked over on Discord.
    How to you brace yourself when painting eyes and fine detail?
    A full two minute demo on how I do it.

    ...
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    Some basic colour mixing in this video on how to...

    Some basic colour mixing in this video on how to make the most vibrant pinks. Using a pure magenta colour mixed with white will produce the truest pinks, and still retain the saturation without...
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    The CMON newsletter from a few days ago had March...

    The CMON newsletter from a few days ago had March releases from WoK.
    Not sure if those are from book 2 or newer stuff though.
  47. Highlighting & Shading a Flat, Reflective Surface

    https://i.imgur.com/vgXPUPA.jpg

    Here's a little something I whipped up for Patrons last year, since a few were wondering how to shade and highlight a flat, reflective surface.
    I thought I should...
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    An older video from when I had first switched my...

    An older video from when I had first switched my format to include real time painting, and more commentary. The original Patreon release for this video way back in May 2017.

    This is a complete...
  49. I've never found it makes much of a difference....

    I've never found it makes much of a difference. Maybe in 20 years, after repeatedly handling a model, it might wear slightly faster with a matte.
    But, for the next decade or so, the difference in...
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    This video focuses on some paler kinds of flesh,...

    This video focuses on some paler kinds of flesh, and I make use of some of the new Formula P3's that released with the Grymkin.

    Some easy steps, and guidelines to follow when painting female flesh...
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    Continuing from the last video in the series and...

    Continuing from the last video in the series and building upon the concepts introduced in that one. If you have yet to see it, you can watch it here:
    https://youtu.be/4qPwmiPo7h4


    ...
  52. https://youtu.be/vsHJivD03LM

    https://youtu.be/vsHJivD03LM
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    By Patron Request, a quick easy tutorial on...

    By Patron Request, a quick easy tutorial on creating true metallic bronze and copper, along with oxidation, or verdigris.
    I explain how to get a copper colour, and demonstrate how to paint bronze....
  54. Beginner painters will show aptitude in getting a...

    Beginner painters will show aptitude in getting a solid base coat, know how to make and apply a wash, and know how to drybrush.
    Intermediate painters should show aptitude in standard zenith light...
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    Colour Theory - Complimentary Colours This is...

    Colour Theory - Complimentary Colours

    This is a subject that painter's just cannot seem to get enough of.
    The first in a series of videos in which I will be talking about the various terms,...
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    I do my best. Subscribe to my channel if you find...

    I do my best. Subscribe to my channel if you find them helpful, as I release a new video every week.
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    Been a while since I updated this thread. I'll...

    Been a while since I updated this thread. I'll just post the last few videos.
    Check the video descriptions on YT for the paint and colour info.


    https://youtu.be/P7nOwzPUopc

    ...
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    While gloss will afford a little better...

    While gloss will afford a little better protection, it really isn't worth the extra step.
    Any varnish is going to protect your models from repeated handling. Unless you eat super-greasy foods while...
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    I'll ask, what do you need the gloss coat for?...

    I'll ask, what do you need the gloss coat for?
    Do you want your models to be shiny?

    If it's messing up the paint jobs, then don't use it. Unless of course, you want things to be super-shiny.
    I'd...
  60. Windsor & Newton Cotman Series Watercolour...

    Windsor & Newton Cotman Series Watercolour brushes should suit your purposes just fine.
    They are a synthetic, but very soft, don't curly much at the tip, and hold an sharp point.
    And they're cheap...
  61. https://youtu.be/vsHJivD03LM ...

    https://youtu.be/vsHJivD03LM


    https://youtu.be/T9octFOyqVw
  62. You can varnish with anything...

    You can varnish with anything labeled....'Varnish'.
    I've found brand doesn't matter much, with the only difference being that the cheaper ones have more water and require less thinning.
    You can...
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    It's called Temporary, or Seasonal help. Every...

    It's called Temporary, or Seasonal help.
    Every retailer hires extra staff during the holiday season. Every. Single. One.
    They are all hired and trained before October, and are there until end of...
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    A painting guide that goes in-depth with NMM, and...

    A painting guide that goes in-depth with NMM, and provides an easy to use workflow and methodology.
    This is more for advanced painters, and those wishing to really push their skills to the next...
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    By Patron request! This video sets up the...

    By Patron request!

    This video sets up the basic principles and techniques to use when painting a horse, or anything with smooth, rounded surfaces. This tutorial can also be used as an alternate...
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    This. North of the 49th, it's brush on until it...

    This. North of the 49th, it's brush on until it gets warm....which isn't until March or April.
    Sometimes we get psyched out by the weather, but usually by the next month we're back in the deep...
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    This video covers some basic techniques, and...

    This video covers some basic techniques, and reasons for using a wash. I cover the basic principles and my basic wash recipe, which is easy to tweak and adjust to each painter's preference.

    ...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8HWkU1px4UY ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8HWkU1px4UY

    I've had a number of questions about my Massive Darkness bases. So, here it is, in all of it's super-easy glory, the method for my Massive Darkness...
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    Happy Holidays! ...

    Happy Holidays!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofr9Gl5DCDg


    A complete Painting Guide that covers this festive miniature from start to finish. If you're looking for a go-to guide for a red...
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    This is a complete painting guide on flat and...

    This is a complete painting guide on flat and rounded armour plates. I know a lot of painters have been asking for it, so here's a 33 minute long demo of how to accomplish that!
    This was originally...
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    I just checked yesterday, and the UK warehouse...

    I just checked yesterday, and the UK warehouse had a few of the pin ups.
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    I just order them direct from the Kingdom Death...

    I just order them direct from the Kingdom Death shop.
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    I will more than likely be picking at least one...

    I will more than likely be picking at least one more of the pin-ups, and featuring them in some videos.
    They are certainly popular and I think KD deserves a better produced video sometime soon. :)
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    Quick Tip - How to Easy Fire or Flames This is...

    Quick Tip - How to Easy Fire or Flames

    This is a quick tip on how to paint some easy fire or flames. It won't provide you with award-winning techniques for flames, but when you're done, viewers...
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    Quick Tip - Swamp Bases Made Easy A quick and...

    Quick Tip - Swamp Bases Made Easy

    A quick and easy method for great looking swamp bases. This is demo'd on a 50mm base, but it can be scaled down or up as needed. Of course, the bigger the base,...
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    A quick guide on how to paint a green wine bottle...

    A quick guide on how to paint a green wine bottle with a bit of liquid in it. This is a very simple and easy method for getting a decent quality result that gives the appearance of glass.
    Once can...
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    Quick Tip - Glazing Flesh: Basic Principles ...

    Quick Tip - Glazing Flesh: Basic Principles

    I've been asked about this a lot, and it would seem that busts are becoming very popular with the number of companies producing them now.
    Glazing skin...
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    Seems I missed a couple videos! Quick Tip #68...

    Seems I missed a couple videos!

    Quick Tip #68 - How to Paint a Colour: Burgundy

    Another installment in the How to Paint a Colour series, and this time it's that deep red that was so popular in...
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    Thanks for the replies everyone! I've been...

    Thanks for the replies everyone!
    I've been pushing for speed paints on all the Massive Darkness stuff, since there's so much of it!
    I wanted to get the entire pledge painted before they launch...
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    I've been at this for over 30 years and I paint...

    I've been at this for over 30 years and I paint at least 4 hours a day.
    With practice will come speed, and 'cleanliness'. ;)
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    What's more important to you: Having painted...

    What's more important to you:
    Having painted models on the table?
    Making people gasp and faint when you show them a miniature?

    Answer those questions and you'll come to realize it's entirely...
  82. Thread: Citadel Finecast

    by Ghool
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    A fresh blade on your hobby knife, and you can...

    A fresh blade on your hobby knife, and you can shave it off. What I can't get at, I hide with paint.
    With a bit of practice, getting mold lines off of PVC is no more difficult than any other...
  83. Thread: Citadel Finecast

    by Ghool
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    Have you seen Massive Darkness? CMON has PVC...

    Have you seen Massive Darkness? CMON has PVC mastered at this point.
    The mold lines are few, the detail crisp, and the plastic is much stiffer than any other PVC models.
    They have completely...
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    Quick Tip #67 - How to Paint a Colour: White II ...

    Quick Tip #67 - How to Paint a Colour: White II

    More of a redux than anything, of my usual method for painting whites. This will get you a nice, creamy neutral white that can go with pretty much...
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    You can also use an older brush to 'stab' the...

    You can also use an older brush to 'stab' the varnish onto recesses and such.
    However, unless those recesses need their shine reduced, you don't really need to try and varnish in-between the deep...
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    The Privateer Press stuff is the exact same...

    The Privateer Press stuff is the exact same paint. I have the MSDS sheets, and it's labelled as such.
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    Painting Guide - Massive Darkness: 3D Doors ...

    Painting Guide - Massive Darkness: 3D Doors


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVqnA-dAkT4

    This is a guide in which you will quickly and easily get the board decor for Massive Darkness, painted....
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    Forgot about that one! Probably the best around...

    Forgot about that one! Probably the best around methinks.
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    https://www.amazon.com/Infinity-Painting-Miniature...

    https://www.amazon.com/Infinity-Painting-Miniatures-Giraldez-Masterclass/dp/849427984X
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    Painting Guide: Massive Darkness - Chests,...

    Painting Guide: Massive Darkness - Chests, Pillars & Bridges

    If you have never picked up a paint brush in your life, and wanted to paint miniatures, this is the place to start.
    This video covers...
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    Massive Darkness - Cliffbreaker Cyclops

    Speed painting experiment. In all about 8 hours start to finish.

    https://i.imgur.com/2OJxrpZl.jpg
    https://i.imgur.com/4c50zAjl.jpg
    https://i.imgur.com/iG15zuNl.jpg...
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    Quick Tip #66 - How to Paint a Colour: Green II ...

    Quick Tip #66 - How to Paint a Colour: Green II

    Another video extending and expanding the 'How to Paint a Colour' series. I demonstrate a muted, more realistic green this time around and on a...
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    I just needed to tweak and adjust the camera and...

    I just needed to tweak and adjust the camera and background. Which was the main reason for doing the tests!
    Thanks for the feedback though. I think I have it pretty solid at this point.

    ...
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    Quick Tip #64 - How to Paint Hair: Anime Blue ...

    Quick Tip #64 - How to Paint Hair: Anime Blue

    Another video to add to the 'How to Paint Hair' series, with this installment providing a demo for an Anime Blue, as found on many Infinity and Soda...
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    Thank you, it's much appreciated.

    Thank you, it's much appreciated.
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    A Bonus for today.Just so everyone who's not a...

    A Bonus for today.Just so everyone who's not a Patron knows what they're missing.

    Painting Guide - Realistic Troll Flesh

    An in-depth painting guide on how I managed to get the look on the flesh...
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    Very cool.

    Very cool.
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    Quick Tip #63 - Flat Panel Blending This is a...

    Quick Tip #63 - Flat Panel Blending

    This is a quick video that demonstrates both two brush blending, and a little bit of wet blending to get a smooth transition from one colour to the next.
    In...
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    Easiest way to paint a stain is to use watery...

    Easiest way to paint a stain is to use watery paint. A little thinner than a wash.
    Put a dollop of paint where you want the stain.
    Let it dry a few seconds - this is to create a dried ring.
    Use a...
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    Quick Tip #62 - How to Paint Necrotic Souls ...

    Quick Tip #62 - How to Paint Necrotic Souls


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIvm1V_pOIE

    The second quick tip in which I paint more of Zaal, the Ancestral Advocate. This video is all about...
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    It depends which one you have. There are certain...

    It depends which one you have. There are certain paints that are dry, textured, washes and more.
    If you check beneath the colour on the label, it should state whether it's a dry, base or technical...
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    So, a couple of months ago, I collected feedback...

    So, a couple of months ago, I collected feedback from my Patrons on how I could improve the videos.
    The following video is the first video featuring my new format, which is based on the mentioned...
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    Quick Tip #60 - How to Paint Black Armour ...

    Quick Tip #60 - How to Paint Black Armour

    YouTubers need to do some catching up! So, you'll see a quick tip for the next two weeks on Saturday! Huzzah!

    This is the final video where I...
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    Thanks for all the suggestions everyone! I'm...

    Thanks for all the suggestions everyone!
    I'm going to give GIMP a try, and I'll keep an eye out for Elements for cheap.
    I'll have to do a huge upload to the site in a few days.
    Thanks again for...
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    I still have 7 as well. But, it's on a decade old...

    I still have 7 as well. But, it's on a decade old Mac that's gathering dust....
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    But the monthly cost for Photoshop or any Adobe...

    But the monthly cost for Photoshop or any Adobe software is ridiculous. Haven't tried GIMP but I'll give it a go.
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    Quick Tip #59 - Using Natural Materials This...

    Quick Tip #59 - Using Natural Materials

    This is a quick episode about using natural materials found in your local environment.
    I demo how to make your own leaf scatter using birch tree seed pods...
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    Inifnity - Authorized Bounty Hunter

    Another one for Patrons this month. It's been so long since I have painted an Infinity model, I'd forgotten at how beautiful the sculpts really are.

    I pulled inspiration from Akira since the bike...
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    I certainly agree. There's a million ways to do...

    I certainly agree. There's a million ways to do everything.
    Just pick the one that works for you best.
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    Or just start with black and keep your highlights...

    Or just start with black and keep your highlights small.....
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    https://youtu.be/slN7WZwj-yg ...

    https://youtu.be/slN7WZwj-yg


    https://youtu.be/Pc8AKotR-04


    https://youtu.be/QCf2_B3VfVs
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    What you have there should about do it. You also...

    What you have there should about do it.
    You also just start with black and highlight up. Just make sure at least 50% of each surface you highlight is black.
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    Quick Tip #58 - Basing: Frost, Snow, and Ice ...

    Quick Tip #58 - Basing: Frost, Snow, and Ice


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juBsMeoyatU

    Another quick tip on basing, this time with some snow and ice!
    I complete Fyanna, Torment of...
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    Not to worry. This feedback has already been...

    Not to worry. This feedback has already been collected, and the newest videos all feature more information, and less painting.
    Feedback is good, so don't worry I'm not offended.

    The only problem...
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    Quick Tip #57 - Basing: Lava Pool ...

    Quick Tip #57 - Basing: Lava Pool


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aP3F8SwLuss

    Since covering basing extensively for my Patrons in their monthly video series, I thought I would share the...
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    Painting Guide - Lord Carver Part 1 Another...

    Painting Guide - Lord Carver Part 1

    Another video following in the same vein as the Warrior of the Sun from Kingdom Death: Monster. The first in a series of videos where in which I paint an entire...
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    I'm looking forward to it. :)

    I'm looking forward to it. :)
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    Quick Tip #56 - How to Brush-on Varnish By...

    Quick Tip #56 - How to Brush-on Varnish

    By viewer request - how to use and apply a brush-on varnish.
    Once again some very basic, beginner stuff in this video. But also, it's something that you...
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    All of my board game minis are base-coated and...

    All of my board game minis are base-coated and dipped.
    If you want durability, then use this method, as the finish with a coat of matte can withstand kids, being thrown in a box, dropped, smashed...
  120. I always assume anyone that has no experience...

    I always assume anyone that has no experience painting is doing it for a reason. ie. gaming.
    I have yet to see anyone come into a forum and declare they are going to be the next Ben Komets and where...
  121. Priming miniatures is never a question. It is a...

    Priming miniatures is never a question.
    It is a must, and is more important to preventing paint from rubbing and chipping than a varnish.

    Always prime your models no matter what.

    I'm not sure...
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    Quick Tip #55 - How to Paint Gemstones ...

    Quick Tip #55 - How to Paint Gemstones


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GxxPbu5KQkU

    A quick and easy technique in which the pay-off is well worth the little time it takes. Make your gems look...
  123. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NftVUoBRUz0

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NftVUoBRUz0
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    Quick Tip #54 - How to Paint Putrid Flesh Some...

    Quick Tip #54 - How to Paint Putrid Flesh

    Some more flesh is covered in this episode. This time, it's putrid, rotten flesh, on a ghouls from Uncle Mike's Worldwide and sculpted by Bob Murch.
    This...
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    You can also get some cobalt drier to add to your...

    You can also get some cobalt drier to add to your oils as well. This will hasten the dry time down to a few hours, depending on the concentration you use. Obviously it contains cobalt, so it should...
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    There's just a few more videos until I have...

    There's just a few more videos until I have changed the intro. Less pre-amble, less stuff said at the end. They're getting a bit shorter and more information-dense.
    So don't worry, the cringe-worthy...
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    The final installment of the Pin-Up Warrior of...

    The final installment of the Pin-Up Warrior of the Sun!

    Painting Pin-up Warrior of the Sun for KD: Monster - Finale

    In this episode I finish off the base, and provide some soft, yellow OSL...
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    I will super glue them to a wine cork. Cheap....

    I will super glue them to a wine cork. Cheap. Easy. Effective.
    Or, I sometimes use a pin vice.
    Or, sometimes just the base.

    The best and most effective solution to keep paint from rubbing off...
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    Quick Tip #53 - How to Paint a Colour: Gray ...

    Quick Tip #53 - How to Paint a Colour: Gray


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NiXbD2us_m4

    Anohter in the 'How to Paint a Colour' series, this time covering gray. I also discuss some methodology...
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    Painting the Pin-Up Warrior of the Sun - Part 3 ...

    Painting the Pin-Up Warrior of the Sun - Part 3


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgDZUpdWu1c

    The third installment of the Painting the Warrior of the Sun from Kingdom Death: Monster. This one...
  131. It's all about the contrast. In order to make...

    It's all about the contrast.
    In order to make anything 'pop' it needs contrast at the scale of miniatures. That contrast can come from colour or tone.
    I often paint zombie flesh very pale, and then...
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    Quick Tip #52 - How to Paint a Colour: Brown II ...

    Quick Tip #52 - How to Paint a Colour: Brown II


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbepWj__GM4

    A second installment of the 'How to Paint a Colour: Brown' set, with me covering techniques and...
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    The only thing to add would be a mention that the...

    The only thing to add would be a mention that the Vallejo paints use a dry pigment. As a result, they end up pretty chalky and dry much faster. I also find them to be quite delicate, and rub off...
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    Not a video. But, I did an article about 6 years...

    Not a video. But, I did an article about 6 years ago.
    http://handcannononline.com/blog/2011/03/04/tutorial-getting-started-in-miniature-painting/

    The GW paints have changed since then though....
  135. This. Light-fastness is never an issue with...

    This.
    Light-fastness is never an issue with miniatures regardless of what paints you use.
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    Part 2 in the Painting the Warrior of the Sun...

    Part 2 in the Painting the Warrior of the Sun (pin-up) from Kingdom Death: Monster.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfWG_yfqxA0

    I paint the streamers and the majority of her clothing in this...
  137. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NftVUoBRUz0

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NftVUoBRUz0
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    Quick Tip #51 - How to Paint Tanned, or Oiled...

    Quick Tip #51 - How to Paint Tanned, or Oiled Leather


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXrbJ2cfjcI

    A video that is by Patron request. I hadn't shot a video covering the leather cloak that was...
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    Bonus Quick Tip - How to Build a Trench Base...

    Bonus Quick Tip - How to Build a Trench Base w/Sandbags


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFOR2onThbA

    This is a chunk of footage from my monthly Patron-exclusive series, 'At the Painting Desk',...
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    All right, based on a what a couple of you have...

    All right, based on a what a couple of you have mentioned in the thread, starting with this video, and going forward, there's no shenanigans at the beginning.
    I hope this helps the videos come...
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    Watch these: ...

    Watch these:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q95BvE2X1B4


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BlrGjX5yRg


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTvxHRynS30
  142. The miniatures have way too short of hairs. I've...

    The miniatures have way too short of hairs.
    I've never used them for that reason alone. I need a big belly on my brush due to the very low humidity.
  143. http://handcannononline.com/blog/2012/04/27/kolins...

    http://handcannononline.com/blog/2012/04/27/kolinsky-sable-paint-brushes-a-comparitive-review/
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    Painting Pin-up Warrior of the Sun for Kingdom...

    Painting Pin-up Warrior of the Sun for Kingdom Death: Monster - Part 1


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-JmLnumYHU

    This video is a new series I'll be releasing every once in a while. These...
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    Don't thin it at all. Primer doesn't need smooth...

    Don't thin it at all. Primer doesn't need smooth and full coverage. It's just there to provide tooth. As long as there is some primer there, it will do its' job. If the primer is too thick, it tends...
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    Heh. Um...woops? :P

    Heh. Um...woops? :P
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    Well, regardless of how he has it set up he's...

    Well, regardless of how he has it set up he's doing really well for himself.
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    I think Ben is doing just fine. Both him and...

    I think Ben is doing just fine. Both him and Painting Budda are on Patreon and both are making decent money. Ben more than anyone else.
    At least to me, making $5000US a month for making painting...
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    Quick Tip #49 - The Dip Method ...

    Quick Tip #49 - The Dip Method


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYpjX3uT28E

    This is by far the easiest and quickest method to get scads of miniatures painted. I have used the dip method for...
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    Quick Tip #48 - How to Paint a Colour: Blue ...

    Quick Tip #48 - How to Paint a Colour: Blue

    This is another in the 'How to Paint a Colour' series, and is one of the easiest to master - blue.
    I paint a 'true' blue in this video, and would be...
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    Quick Tip #47 - How to Paint Legion of Everblight...

    Quick Tip #47 - How to Paint Legion of Everblight Carapace/Horn


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gse3vKXW1fM

    A requested video from at least a year ago -Legion of Everblight Carapace/Horn....
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    Quick Tip #46 - How to Paint Legion of Everblight...

    Quick Tip #46 - How to Paint Legion of Everblight Skin

    This video has long been in the queue. After my Patrons voted on a Legion model for me to paint, I have finally gotten around to recording...
  153. You need a pretty fast computer with a lot of...

    You need a pretty fast computer with a lot of RAM, and video RAM.
    Don't go with the minimum spec for anything when streaming - you want at least the recommended and probably much higher specs.
    Your...
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    I thank you for the feedback. But, at the moment...

    I thank you for the feedback. But, at the moment I certainly don't wish to claim to be something I am not ('professional').
    I'm just a guy with a camera that tends to get asked a lot of questions....
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    Thanks for the kind words. I'm glad you enjoy...

    Thanks for the kind words.

    I'm glad you enjoy the idiocy I express in my intros. I figured if I acted like an idiot and made you smile the first few seconds, then it made the whole thing worth it....
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    Double shot today. Quick Tip #44 - Basic Gap...

    Double shot today.

    Quick Tip #44 - Basic Gap Filling

    This is another video covering some very basic, beginner techniques we all take for granted. In this video, I show you how to handle and mix...
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    X-Mas Special - How to Paint Hair: White Merry...

    X-Mas Special - How to Paint Hair: White

    Merry Christmas everyone! I hope Santa treated you well!

    If you want to win the painted Bad Santa featured in this video, just sign up and pledge on my...
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    Quick Tip #43 - Assembly and Pinning Tips This...

    Quick Tip #43 - Assembly and Pinning Tips

    This video is a great introduction to assembly. I cover the tools needed, and show you how to clean, assemble, and pin just about anything. After you...
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    I also have another exclusive series that is more...

    I also have another exclusive series that is more chill, longer, and in-depth. But, it's for Patrons only and comes out once a month.
  160. Thread: Gesso priming?

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    That tears it. I'm ordering some of this stuff.

    That tears it. I'm ordering some of this stuff.
  161. Thread: Gesso priming?

    by Ghool
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    Heard great stuff about the Stylnrez primer. I'd...

    Heard great stuff about the Stylnrez primer. I'd like to try it.
  162. Thread: Gesso priming?

    by Ghool
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    Gesso is not a primer. It's used for canvas, not...

    Gesso is not a primer. It's used for canvas, not fine miniatures, nor for metal, or plastic.
    The tooth will be very rough, and I've found it doesn't bond well.
    That said, some swear by it.
    I...
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    Don't use black. That's the #1 error when...

    Don't use black.
    That's the #1 error when painting just about anything. Nothing IRL is pure black, especially ice or snow. The contrast, as you have seen between black and white is far too much for...
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    Quick Tip #42 - How to Paint Feathers, or Fine...

    Quick Tip #42 - How to Paint Feathers, or Fine Detail

    This is another video on glazing and washing. Only this time, I start with a white base, and glaze to tint and shade. The very end is simply a...
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    First of all thanks for the feedback. I'm glad...

    First of all thanks for the feedback. I'm glad you got some use out of them, and they were at the very least, helpful.

    1. Yes. They're nice colours to use for highlighting. I almost always mix...
  166. Thread: Camouflage

    by Ghool
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    This is the best bet for adding contrast,...

    This is the best bet for adding contrast, definition and separation for the armour plates.
  167. Thread: Camouflage

    by Ghool
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    I would say no. I've done it before, and getting...

    I would say no. I've done it before, and getting a colour that looks good as a highlight for all three colours is impossible.
    The only way it would actually look half decent is if you used a...
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    Quick Tip #41 - How to Paint Hair: Blonde This...

    Quick Tip #41 - How to Paint Hair: Blonde

    This instructional falls into the series of 'How to Paint Hair' and covers blondes, or yellow hair.
    Basic colour use, and where to place highlights for...
  169. I just work right on the mini itself, with no...

    I just work right on the mini itself, with no reference. But, I usually don't worry about being 100% accurate with my lighting either. I use a very stylized light sourcing technique that looks good,...
  170. Basically the same method applies to all...

    Basically the same method applies to all surfaces. As you state, on a curved surface, only highlight the scratch as far as you think the light would reach.
    As for a flat surface like a tank top,...
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    Quick Tip #40 - How to Paint a Colour: Brown ...

    Quick Tip #40 - How to Paint a Colour: Brown

    One of the easiest colours to paint, and master in miniature painting - brown. One of my favourite colours which is also one of the most-used colours....
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    This year has been really warm and wet. We still...

    This year has been really warm and wet. We still have fall temperature averages, and we're sitting at 98%+ humidity daily. It's been a strange growing season for the garden, that much is certain.
    ...
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    P3 Primer is exactly this brand of primer. At...

    P3 Primer is exactly this brand of primer. At least the MSDS for it says so.



    My #1 choice as well. Only I brush it on. But it provides a nice tooth, and durability so long as it cures at least...
  174. Here's a paint brand conversion chart that allows...

    Here's a paint brand conversion chart that allows you to find analogues in any of the major paint lines.
    For instance, some one has a recipe for blond hair in RMS. You can look up the RMS colours,...
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    Quick Tip #39 - How to Paint Native American Skin...

    Quick Tip #39 - How to Paint Native American Skin

    This video is another in the series of painting skin, and covers the basic colours for Native American, or Amerindian skin. I cover two different...
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    New Episode

    One that covers some basic stuff. It's out of the weekly rotation due to it being a bonus episode.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NftVUoBRUz0
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    I soak until it's bloated, then remove the excess...

    I soak until it's bloated, then remove the excess by rolling it on my tongue. It's damp not wet.
    It should leave a shiny thin film on a surface.
  178. I use over-the-counter 2.5x magnification reading...

    I use over-the-counter 2.5x magnification reading glasses myself.
    I'd like to try a visor, although I can't seem to find one that's not intrusive.
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    A new one this week, covering black leather: ...

    A new one this week, covering black leather:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCf2_B3VfVs
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    A number of the Season 3 promos are available on...

    A number of the Season 3 promos are available on the Board Game Geek store. I grabbed them all from there myself.
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    Painting Tips by Ghool

    I haven't posted much in these forums before. But, I've been making tutorials for quite some time.
    So, in light of me actually gaining enough courage to share my painting tips in these forums, I am...
  182. Thread: Warped tiles...

    by Ghool
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    Most of the time, yes. :P I have over 200...

    Most of the time, yes. :P



    I have over 200 board games and expansions (not trying to compete here, just providing perspective), and almost every single board or tile that was made in China has...
  183. Thread: Warped tiles...

    by Ghool
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    You can also just open the side of the shrink...

    You can also just open the side of the shrink wrap, and let them acclimatize that way. This is what I've done with mine, and the smell is subsiding, and no sign of warping yet.

    As far as my...
  184. Thread: Warped tiles...

    by Ghool
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    Where I live it's really dry and cold in the...

    Where I live it's really dry and cold in the winter. It's not a surprise at all for just about any game tiles or boards to warp.
    The only games that I have that the game boards have never warped are...
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