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  1. Article: Steampunk Tinker Belle - Guild of Harmony

    You can view the page at http://www.coolminiornot.com/articles/content.php?6824-steampunk-tinker-belle-guild-of-harmony
  2. Article: Guild of Harmony - Metal Steampunk Dorothy

    You can view the page at http://www.coolminiornot.com/articles/content.php?6168-guild-of-harmony-metal-steampunk-dorothy&
  3. Article: Guild of Harmony new releases: Phoenicia, Vanys and Blagrut

    You can view the page at http://www.coolminiornot.com/articles/content.php?6144-guild-of-harmony-new-releases-phoenicia-vanys-and-blagrut
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    Thanks for the comments guys, it's always great...

    Thanks for the comments guys, it's always great to hear that you like a mini :)

    freak - I jsut put the whole thing, base and all, into the oven and baked as normal for super sculpey. The base is...
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    Thanks for the comments, guys! :) They are...

    Thanks for the comments, guys! :)



    They are just showing the easy method I use to get a smooth surface when I build up the sides and back of a base. I get the general surface shape, then stick...
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    Severus: 'Renewal'

    Hi guys,

    I don't often post here these days, but I thought you might like to see the photos of this one with the WIP photos of the base, and the large size pic.

    This is the other mini I did...
  7. Article: Telcharion: painting the flesh, robes, textured apron, and building the base

    You can view the page at http://www.coolminiornot.com/articles/content.php?1888-telcharion-painting-the-flesh-robes-textured-apron-and-building-the-base&
  8. Article: Ujahu: part II - painting the figure

    You can view the page at http://www.coolminiornot.com/articles/content.php?1814-ujahu-part-ii-painting-the-figure&
  9. Article: Ujahu: part I - creating the base

    You can view the page at http://www.coolminiornot.com/articles/content.php?1810-ujahu-part-i-creating-the-base&
  10. Article: Urmuth: painting flesh and using colour

    You can view the page at http://www.coolminiornot.com/articles/content.php?1757-urmuth-painting-flesh-and-using-colour&
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    Article: metallics

    You can view the page at http://www.coolminiornot.com/articles/content.php?1649-metallics&
  12. Article: Guild of Harmony new releases: Eilwyn, Enchantress and Jin Shi, Golden Lion

    You can view the page at http://www.coolminiornot.com/articles/content.php?4735-guild-of-harmony-new-releases-eilwyn-enchantress-and-jin-shi-golden-lion
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    Article: New Guild of Harmony Releases

    You can view the page at http://www.coolminiornot.com/articles/content.php?4204-new-guild-of-harmony-releases
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    Article: New Guild of Harmony figures

    You can view the page at http://www.coolminiornot.com/articles/content.php?3787-new-guild-of-harmony-figures
  15. Article: Guild of Harmony new release: Qing Long, Cyan Dragon

    You can view the page at http://www.coolminiornot.com/articles/content.php?4700-guild-of-harmony-new-release-qing-long-cyan-dragon
  16. Guild of Harmony new release: Qing Long, Cyan Dragon

    Guild of Harmony has a new release: Qing long, Cyan Dragon - another Chinese-themed warrior for your collection.

    This is a 30mm metal miniature, sculpted by Sebastian Archer (automaton),...
  17. I can't post a new thread in the news section

    The topic says it all - when I try to start a new thread in the 'news' section, I get this message:

    vBulletin Message

    automaton, you do not have permission to access this page. This could be...
  18. Ebay auction: Eldar 40k - Falcon, Vyper, 4 Bikes, 30 Guardians, +extras

    Hi guys, I'm just clearing out some of my old stuff...like all of us, I have a heap of unpainted minis lying around! These are from back in the days when I thought I was going to make an army and...
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    Hi Damian, I'll answer your question here rather...

    Hi Damian, I'll answer your question here rather than by PM.

    You said you don't want 'comic book minis'; at the same time, I wouldn't recommend going too neutral with all your colours, because it...
  20. Thanks for the help and advice guys - it's ok, I...

    Thanks for the help and advice guys - it's ok, I figured it out in the end, and managed to add the article, It's online now - it's called 'telcharion: painting the flesh, robes, textured apron, and...
  21. Ok -crisis averted, I've already worked out a...

    Ok -crisis averted, I've already worked out a solution (which makes me feel even more dumb because I only created this thread a couple of minutes ago, and this should be the first thing I tried)
    ...
  22. I want to post an article, but I can't! HELP MEEEEEEEEE!

    hi everyone,

    this is a bit of an unusual post, but I don't know what else to do, so I'm falling back on you guys for some help! I"m sure it is something obvious I'm missing, but I can't figure out...
  23. Asheara and Nagrot Crook-Eye from Guild of Harmony

    Hey guys, I managed to paint up a couple of my new figures this week, and I thought you might like to check \'em out.

    First one is Asheara, the Elf Ranger. Hopefully the painted version gives a...
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    Thanks for the comments guys, I\'m glad you like...

    Thanks for the comments guys, I\'m glad you like them!

    They should be available from some stores in the US and UK soon, too.
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    Actually, it\'s only AUD$3.50 for a single figure...

    Actually, it\'s only AUD$3.50 for a single figure - the higher cost is for larger orders. :)
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    New Guild of Harmony Releases

    hi everyone,

    the next round of Guild of Harmony figures are finally available via the online store, here: Guild of Harmony


    Here are some little pics of the 5 new figures available. Hope you...
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    I haven\'t had any problems casting figures using...

    I haven\'t had any problems casting figures using pro-create, but I have heard others talk about problems similar to those you mention. I\'m not sure what\'s behind it all; some people seem to have...
  28. Thread: Warhub

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    argh, you\'re going to have that handy comeback...

    argh, you\'re going to have that handy comeback for years to come....and the worst part is that there aint nuttin\' I can say to it!! Why oh why did they have to lose.....again! And after I made that...
  29. Thread: Warhub

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    sorry, double post

    sorry, double post
  30. Thread: Warhub

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    hehe sorry to disappoint you darklord, but yeah I...

    hehe sorry to disappoint you darklord, but yeah I got both the warhub one and the Robbeasy one asking for the articles too. :duh: And I even said yes to both of \'em! I didn\'t think there was any...
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    Definately great work on the metallics! You\'ve...

    Definately great work on the metallics! You\'ve well and truly got the idea and concept from the article: there is good shading on the metal claws, good definition, and a good range between light and...
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    Good to see them painted, Chris. Here are the...

    Good to see them painted, Chris.

    Here are the greens, if anyone is interested in seeing them :)

    Lord
    http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e236/automaton_/germanic_dark_elves_warlord_strip2.jpg
    ...
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    Come on everyone, only a couple of days left~!...

    Come on everyone, only a couple of days left~! The extended deadline is July 5th - this Sunday. So get your brushes out, stay up late this weekend, and crank something out for the CHick Challenge!...
  34. Article: Chick Challenge 2009 starts!!!

    You can view the page at http://www.coolminiornot.com/articles/content.php?3752-chick-challenge-2009-starts!!!
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    add me to the list! :D

    add me to the list! :D
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    That\'s strange - I received an automated \'email...

    That\'s strange - I received an automated \'email failed permanently\' response almost as soon as I sent the message, saying that the inbox was full.

    I\'ve sent all my photos to the...
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    I tried sending an email again today to...

    I tried sending an email again today to cmonannual@yahoo.com and it still failed - inbox full.

    I then tried sending to shop@coolminiornot.com and it also failed - says the inbox is full there too....
  38. Article: CMON ANnual 2008 Submission Update

    You can view the page at http://www.coolminiornot.com/articles/content.php?3880-cmon-annual-2008-submission-update
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    Nobody in australia actually drinks fosters!...

    Nobody in australia actually drinks fosters! Which is why it\'s so ironic that it\'s usually the only \'aussie\' beer you can get anywhere overseas :rolleyes:
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    me too, I am also receiving the \'permanent...

    me too, I am also receiving the \'permanent delivery failure\' notification straight after sending an emial to cmonannual@yahoo.com

    And like jarhead, I\'m ready to send in a multitude of pics! :D
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    Thanks for the comments guys, I always appreciate...

    Thanks for the comments guys, I always appreciate it when you put in the time :)
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    Ujahu from Enigma - articles! :)

    Hi everyone :)

    Here\'s another Enigma figure, which I painted last week for fun.

    I took photos to document the process as I went, and made 2 little articles, which I\'ve uploaded to various...
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    Thanks for the comments guys, I appreciate it :)...

    Thanks for the comments guys, I appreciate it :)

    alex - the base, well it\'s pretty simple, just a bit of sand, some static grass and a few dried flowers stuck ehre and there! WHat exactly do you...
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    Well your wizard looks great to me - a nice clean...

    Well your wizard looks great to me - a nice clean and crisp job, definately impressive for under 3 hours!

    As for mine - well when you\'ve had a lot of painting practice, I think there are painting...
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    Meliarra and Tarika from Guild of Harmony

    hey guys, I knocked out some quick paint jobs on a couple of my new Guild of Harmony figures. They are each about 6-8 hour jobs - I realise that is probably not what most of you might call \'quick\'...
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    Well, I\'m not sure - I don\'t think I approach...

    Well, I\'m not sure - I don\'t think I approach painting in this sort of way. I think it\'s important to try things - if you like a certain effect or style, then experiment with it, think about it...
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    I think I have a bit of a different situation to...

    I think I have a bit of a different situation to most of you guys, from the kind of replies you are giving.

    I get a great deal of pleasure out of spending a long time on a figure, really trying...
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    Thanks for the comments guys! Glad you like \'em...

    Thanks for the comments guys! Glad you like \'em :)

    Alex - good to hear that especially, I hope they are an improvement...I am sort of using this range as a way to teach myself to sculpt, and give...
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    new Guild of Harmony figures

    hi everyone, after a bit of a delay I\'m finally ready to release the second wave of figures for my little Guild of Harmony range. :)

    You can see the whole range in the online store, here:...
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    Ritual and Glordag are right in what they say...

    Ritual and Glordag are right in what they say about thinning paints, and I agree with them, but there is another, more simple thing that could be causing the trouble - especially if your grey paint...
  51. I take on commission work, especially for single...

    I take on commission work, especially for single figures...that is my preferred sort of work. :)

    I do have a small waiting list at the moment though, which means I cannot start any new jobs for...
  52. Here\'s the thread where we discussed things:...

    Here\'s the thread where we discussed things: http://coolminiornot.com/forums/viewthread.php?tid=29971&page=1

    If you\'re interested in the windows specifically, they are made of clear plastic cut...
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    Thanks again for all the great comments everyone!...

    Thanks again for all the great comments everyone! :D

    Cleezy - the blackened areas around the exhaust were created with black pigments powder (actually just a ground up black soft pastel in this...
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    Scott - Most masking fluids are liquid latex, so...

    Scott - Most masking fluids are liquid latex, so when you paint it on it\'s liquid, but then it dries on the surface creating a latex layer. So then, once you have painted whatever you want over the...
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    hehe, thanks for the very kind comments, guys! I...

    hehe, thanks for the very kind comments, guys! I appreciate it.



    Well I won\'t take full credit for that, because I did actually scratch on some of the bigger chips and dents with a knife...
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    Thanks guys, glad you like it! hehe...

    Thanks guys, glad you like it!




    hehe yeah, my nickname for it is \'old faithful\' :D
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    Sentinel from OZ GD 08

    hi everyone, I don\'t post minis here that often, but I thought this one might be interesting.

    This was one of my entries for our Aussie GD this year. I wanted to enter some unusual categories for...
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    whoops, sorry guys, can\'t believe I forgot to...

    whoops, sorry guys, can\'t believe I forgot to mention the swordwinner in the results! It\'s fixed now - I put it up the top of the page.

    It was this one by Luke McFarlane:
    ...
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    Thanks for the kind comments everyone, I\'m happy...

    Thanks for the kind comments everyone, I\'m happy that the article is useful for some of you!

    Amazon - yeah the horns are not to everyone\'s taste, I know, but I had my reasons - hopefully the...
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    Urmuth, Scars of War

    Hello everyone, I just thought I might post this here as well, to let you know about the article.

    This one was a commission work I painted last week, and I have written an article about painting...
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    Thanks for the ideas everyone! Great to see such...

    Thanks for the ideas everyone! Great to see such enthusiasm :D

    I\'ll think about these things and try to make something useful, that touches on some of these issues. I\'m afraid I can\'t do...
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    hehe thanks for saving me anders :duh: In...

    hehe thanks for saving me anders :duh:

    In seriousness though, I think it\'s true that it would probably be better to choose something a little more specific - in my mind, a more focussed and...
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    ideas for a painting article?

    Hi everyone, I\'d like to try to write another painting article over the next month or two. I received a lot of great feedback and comments from the metallics article, which really made the effort...
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    haha, oh dear,....I got a 0! I was sure I would...

    haha, oh dear,....I got a 0! I was sure I would get some wrong, too!
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    It seems to me that one of the problems with the...

    It seems to me that one of the problems with the \'counter arguments\' to gender equality - statements like BarstoolProphet\'s friend\'s that \'if a woman wants to be equal I should be able to punch...
  66. Yes that is right guys, soon my figures will be...

    Yes that is right guys, soon my figures will be available via the CMON shop also.

    So don\'t despair, those of you who might find the shipping costs from australia a bit too much to bear! Relief...
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    I\'ve only got 4326 votes I\'m afraid. I should...

    I\'ve only got 4326 votes I\'m afraid. I should try to do more!

    But I\'ve got 306 comments. More than I expected!

    You can tell how many times you\'ve commented by going to \'browse gallery\',...
  68. I\'m pretty sure that the height is listed next...

    I\'m pretty sure that the height is listed next to each pice in the shop, in the descriptions, underneath the name of the figure. 30mm, 33mm and so on.

    But I do have some size comparison photos,...
  69. Thanks very much for the nice comments guys, it...

    Thanks very much for the nice comments guys, it means a lot :) It\'s pretty exciting for me - I\'ve never done anything like this before, so it\'s a lot of fun to give it a go and see what happens....
  70. yes exactly! Make sure you remember all the...

    yes exactly! Make sure you remember all the prices are in AUD$, not US$....so it\'s a bit cheaper than it looks.

    And good news - I went for a search around today and found some much cheaper...
  71. Well I\'m afraid it\'s a problem due to sending...

    Well I\'m afraid it\'s a problem due to sending things from australia. The shipping is calculated absolutely at cost for p&p - no extra handling fees or anything, it\'s what I have to pay at the post...
  72. Automaton\'s (sebastian\'s) new little mini line

    Hello everyone,

    I would just like to announce that my own little line of figures has now been released. So far I have 5 figures sculpted this year, that have been cast and are for sale through an...
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    hehe thanks very much for the support guys! Yes...

    hehe thanks very much for the support guys! Yes it looks like I need to triple my workload, for sure haha,...but that\'s ok - nothing could please me more! :D

    Demonherald, as anders said - my...
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    hehe yes, well thanks for the kind comments,...

    hehe yes, well thanks for the kind comments, those of you who managed to stay on topic anyway! :D

    atacam - yeah one day I guess I\'ll have to do a video, one way or another...they are very popular...
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    Thanks again for all the great comments, it...

    Thanks again for all the great comments, it really does mean a lot to me. But at the same time, don\'t ever be scared to offer some criticism, you won\'t hurt my feelings haha...I am always looking...
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    Thanks for the great comments everyone, I really...

    Thanks for the great comments everyone, I really appreciate it :)

    manus - yes the bright coloured pants were the big risk haha, and I guess therefore destined to be one of those things that some...
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    Thanks anders - I missed you while I was typing...

    Thanks anders - I missed you while I was typing hehe. :) Your minis aint too bad either you know! The look on your face while we were up on stage was very funny you know haha :D
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    yeah no problem! I use different kinds of moss,...

    yeah no problem! I use different kinds of moss, things like that...I don\'t buy any of it, I jsut find it on the ground hehehe (the ultimate cheapskate!) :D

    Seriously though, I am lucky because I...
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    Nice work for sure, espcially for a gaming mini....

    Nice work for sure, espcially for a gaming mini. Very neat and precise, good depth with the shading. And yeah the woodgrain looks excellent, well done :)

    I do have one suggestion - just something...
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    Lathiem, Oak Leaf

    hello friends! :)

    Here is the secret mini I prepared for World Expo 2008 in Girona haha...not so secret anymore though, I know!

    I finished this mini at the last possible moment: after...
  81. Hang on I forgot to say which is which didn\'t I,...

    Hang on I forgot to say which is which didn\'t I, haha...I am on the left, Albert on the right. And I promise we aren\'t secret lovers, despite how it looks in the picture hahaha lol
  82. Ok here\'s one to keep you company ainu :D ...

    Ok here\'s one to keep you company ainu :D


    This is a photo of me and Albert Moretó Font when he came to visit us in australia late last year. Albert speaks English perfectly, plus he is a very...
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    A project for World Expo perhaps>? ;) Are you...

    A project for World Expo perhaps>? ;) Are you coming along? I\'m making the big trip - BIG trip for me haha, jsut about as far as it is possible to travel...you know it\'s a long way when it...
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    Wow, that looks very very nice Einion....I\'ve...

    Wow, that looks very very nice Einion....I\'ve got this mini too, but seeing the change in feeling you have created here makes me think I might have to try to steal your idea and do the same one day!...
  85. Thanks for all the replies and advice everyone :)...

    Thanks for all the replies and advice everyone :)

    The good thing is that from all of your experiences, it seems like it should be ok to get through customs with them. If all of you have made it...
  86. thanks guys....yes I would definately prefer to...

    thanks guys....yes I would definately prefer to carry them on, but I\'m just wondering if it\'s possible. I am not so worried about problems on the actual plane - the way I apck them they don\'t take...
  87. flying with minis: hand luggage, or checked baggage?

    Hi everyone, I\'ve got a little dilemma coming up, and I thought I might ask for some advice from you lot :)

    I\'m heading to Spain for World Expo in a week and half, and I am starting to worry...
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    That\'s a very nice thing to say mate...hopefully...

    That\'s a very nice thing to say mate...hopefully a good impact then! :D

    And thanks arogers for a nice comment too.

    But...



    NO no, I hope you are just joking squidders!!! That\'s a...
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    Ok, I\'ll play! It\'s interesting, eh? The...

    Ok, I\'ll play! It\'s interesting, eh? The influence CMON has had on us :) It has had a huge impact on me...my whole world has changed since I finally found other painters online at the end of...
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    It looks fantastic so far...I definately want to...

    It looks fantastic so far...I definately want to paint her!

    She is based on some concept art by James Hawkins, right?

    This pic:
    ...
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    hi friend :) I know exactly the problem you...

    hi friend :)

    I know exactly the problem you are talking about...only too well. It happens to me too, regularly!

    I don\'t think there is any easy answer. I\'m not sure what causes it, and why it...
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    Once again, thanks guys, it\'s good to know that...

    Once again, thanks guys, it\'s good to know that the article is interesting and understandable!

    mantra - the whole process shown in the article took about 4.5 hours. I think that, the larger the...
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    thanks for the kind words everyone, I am very...

    thanks for the kind words everyone, I am very happy to hear that you find the article interesting! It makes the effort worthwhile hehe :)

    If you have problems, or if something needs clarification,...
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    Kelian Durak - metallics article

    Hello everyone!

    Here is a new mini I painted this week - Kelian Durak from Cadwallon, by Rackham. I chose to paint him with metallics rather than NMM because I wanted to write a little article...
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    Hi Sven, it was really great meeting you in...

    Hi Sven, it was really great meeting you in Paris! I had a great time analysing the painting in the Louvre with you hehe. I\'m sorry I didn\'t meet you sooner at UK GD....like I said, I am pretty...
  96. Thread: GD UK skaven

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    Thank you guys for the great, great comments, wow...

    Thank you guys for the great, great comments, wow it\'s too much haha, I\'m not sure how to respond. Where are the critical comments to balance things and bring me back to earth! :P

    I\'m glad to...
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    thanks guys, you are too nice :)

    thanks guys, you are too nice :)
  98. Thread: GD UK skaven

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    Thank you all so much for the VERY nice comments...

    Thank you all so much for the VERY nice comments everyone, it really means a lot to me to hear that you like the mini! It was a lot of work and a bit of a risk to make this one for UK - it was the...
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    Thank you very much for the very kind comments...

    Thank you very much for the very kind comments everyone, I am very happy that you like it! :D

    I don\'t know about being better than cyril\'s weathering haha, the thing I love about his is that it...
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    Great work anders, the vibrancy of the colours...

    Great work anders, the vibrancy of the colours and clearness of all the details is fantastic. And jsut in time for halloween, eh! ;)

    SUch great little miniatures, I must paint one some day!
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    So fantastic, a really REALLY great diorama haha...

    So fantastic, a really REALLY great diorama haha - all the action is great, and the painting is really excellent as well. I especially like the ogres, their skin looks very nice. And I love the...
  102. Thread: GD UK skaven

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    GD UK skaven

    hello everyone!

    I finally made it back from my trip around the world hehe, wow it was so amazing, all the incredible sights and meeting many of the great painters at last! It was a dream, and now...
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    GD UK nurgle marine

    hello everyone!

    I finally made it back from my trip around the world hehe, wow it was so amazing, all the incredible sights and meeting many of the great painters at last! It was a dream, and now...
  104. Thread: GD UK

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    hello everyone, wow am so so excited about the ...

    hello everyone, wow am so so excited about the on sunday!! I am absolutely blown away by it all...it is such an honour for me, I really can\'t believe it. It still feels like a dream!!! Many...
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    brush licking all the way! I am an absolute...

    brush licking all the way! I am an absolute devotee haha...brush-lickers of the world unite! peace out :duh:
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    haha, airbrush actually! There are WIP shots and...

    haha, airbrush actually! There are WIP shots and an article about the process in the Game Forces 06 magazine...in spanish I\'m afraid though hehe.

    The basis of the flesh with the shades and...
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    hey anders, yeah I\'m still going of course hehe,...

    hey anders, yeah I\'m still going of course hehe, ;) At the moment I\'m still figuring out how to fill in the 3 weeks between UK GD and the ravage open. I\'m thinking of maybe going to the \'open de...
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    hi everyone - well the ravage open is drawing...

    hi everyone - well the ravage open is drawing closer, and I\'m wondering who is still going, and if everyone has already booked accomadation etc.? I don\'t have anywhere to stay yet, but I thought it...
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    NOOOO......! Is this definate?!

    NOOOO......! Is this definate?!
  110. If all goes to plan, I am going to be there, both...

    If all goes to plan, I am going to be there, both the ravage open and the UK GD this year :D I can\'t wait, I am excited already - I\'m going to be a nervous wreck when the day finally arrives!
  111. Thread: virago

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    thanks guys, bill, orkydave, I\'m glad that you...

    thanks guys, bill, orkydave, I\'m glad that you like it! :) I think it\'s going a bit far to say this is the best virago out there; there are some truly awesome ones, and don\'t forget JAGs which...
  112. Thread: virago

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    hey mate, hehe the tree...I made it out of these...

    hey mate, hehe the tree...I made it out of these fern things I found in the garden - stuck lots of bits together to try to make a fir tree shape! The problem was that it was a bit too fragile...I...
  113. Thread: virago

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    thanks for the kind words guys, I\'m really glad...

    thanks for the kind words guys, I\'m really glad that you like it :)

    charlie - I was asked about the flesh colours on another forum, so here\'s the reply: About the skin colours: well, the main...
  114. Thread: virago

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    haha, thanks so much for that explanation lono -...

    haha, thanks so much for that explanation lono - that really helps, now I see exactly what you mean. I really appreciate the time you took to explain! Thank you. :)

    I think you are probably right...
  115. Thread: virago

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    thanks ogrebane and jamie, glad you like it :) ...

    thanks ogrebane and jamie, glad you like it :)

    lono, hehe well I didn\'t post it here on CMON initially because I didn\'t want to overload everyone by posting it everywhere...I posted on a few...
  116. Thread: virago

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    virago

    hello everyone, :)

    I thought that some of you might be interested to see some pics of a new mini I have finished. Normally I would not post here in the forums, but it was hard to cram good photos...
  117. Thread: GD UK

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    same weekend again?>! Dammit, blah...annoying!...

    same weekend again?>! Dammit, blah...annoying! Where is euro militaire held? Going to both sounds intense...but cool! hehe

    So is GD definately 23rd of September then?
  118. Thread: GD UK

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    I should be coming! Right now, I am intending to...

    I should be coming! Right now, I am intending to come to GD UK this year - and the ravage mix open in paris also :D Now I just need some entries, argh! hehe

    Does anyone know the date for the...
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    oh cool haha, weird - I love the universe of...

    oh cool haha, weird - I love the universe of Tolkien, and coincidentally I was jsut last night re-reading the shortened version of the story of Turin that appears in the Silmarillion. The longer...
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    wow, that gandalf is fantastic avelorn, I love it...

    wow, that gandalf is fantastic avelorn, I love it - the photos are great! Really excellent work!!

    and herb the bitter, your stuff is excellent too, great smoothness even in the close-up!
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    looking great everyone - great pics! As for...

    looking great everyone - great pics!

    As for the roughness issue, I spend a lot of time in preparation on my minis - after filing as much as I can, I use very fine sand paper to smooth as much of...
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    bill, you are the absolute last person who should...

    bill, you are the absolute last person who should feel inadequate!! You are going so well, and you are still so young! If you keep painting, you are going to become such a great painter - you\'ll be...
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    yeah spacemunkie, they look excellent!!!...

    yeah spacemunkie, they look excellent!!! Especially the last one, the marine sculpted by seth - that is an awesome mini, and I love your version, so impressive! I love the armour colours, looks...
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    GunjiNoKanrei, don\'t worry about it, I think...

    GunjiNoKanrei, don\'t worry about it, I think your pumpkin looks excellent! I love that mini of yours, it\'s fantastic, really. So much good work on such a small mini!

    And thanks for the kind...
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    haha yes - blame avelorn and his monster pic! ;)

    haha yes - blame avelorn and his monster pic! ;)
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    well, I don\'t think it needs to be seen as a...

    well, I don\'t think it needs to be seen as a \'show-off\' or anything like that - in my opinion, looking at really big pics of people\'s work is great for learning, because you can gain a better...
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    ah cool, I love seeing the close-ups!! They are...

    ah cool, I love seeing the close-ups!! They are great, people shouldn\'t be afraid.

    Here\'s a pic of my recent mini - unfortunately my camera isn\'t as good as you guys, argh, this is the maximum...
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    ah wow, lots more comments, I didn\'t realise!...

    ah wow, lots more comments, I didn\'t realise! Thanks for the advice everyone.

    ABout the boots, yes yes I get the point haha, I\'ll try to reduce the size!

    And the eyelids - I actually already...
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    thanks for the replies guys, I appreciate the...

    thanks for the replies guys, I appreciate the comments and help.

    I think I\'ll give in a try to reduce the size of the boots a bit - I kind of like your idea no such agency, about removing the...
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    thanks shawn, they are good suggestions - the...

    thanks shawn, they are good suggestions - the area where the pants meet the boots shouldn\'t be too hard to fix...the sleeve might be a bit trickier but I\'ll see what I can do.

    matty - yeah I...
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    anry nemo girl - sculpting practice, 35mm

    hello everyone.

    Here is a project I have been working on over the last week or two. I wanted to practice some sculpting, so I decided to try to sculpt this girl from a piece of CG artwork that I...
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    hi guys :) I think J2FcM is right - use...

    hi guys :)

    I think J2FcM is right - use whatever works the best for you, there is no right or wrong!

    But having said that, I have never used wetblending, EVER! haha...so all of my stuff is done...
  133. hey dude - why don\'t you just have lots of...

    hey dude - why don\'t you just have lots of sections painted yellow, like that construction yard machinery yellow - the colour bulldozers and diggers and stuff are painted. THen you can have lots of...
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    hashmallum - thanks for the kind words :) ANd...

    hashmallum - thanks for the kind words :) ANd yeah I use glazes, but I\'m not sure exactly what you are asking - you might need to be a bit more specific, I think nearly everyone uses glazes or...
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    sven - well I am actually planning to come to at...

    sven - well I am actually planning to come to at least one of the europe GDs next year - UK or spain I think (or both!!) - so perhaps there actually is a chance! It would be great to meet you - I...
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    haha, you guys :P I would love to come to...

    haha, you guys :P

    I would love to come to sweden actually - well, maybe one day! THe only problem is that I would probably have to sell all my minis to get there, and then I would have nothing to...
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    thanks avelorn and trevor sven, yeah I take...

    thanks avelorn and trevor

    sven, yeah I take your point about the colours of the blood, good thinking! :) I\'ll try to take that into account in future.

    And trevor, yeah those cabinets at parra...
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    again, thank you all for the kind words!! :) ...

    again, thank you all for the kind words!! :)

    bill - the ork\'s head was actually one from a fantasy savage orc boar boy - the one with the open mouth and the leather cap, from the command groups -...
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    thanks so much for the comments, I really can\'t...

    thanks so much for the comments, I really can\'t tell you how much it means to me - hearing that you all really like the minis, as fellow painters, is so much better than winning a demon! :)
    ...
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    ah excellent, I will look forward to that - GOod...

    ah excellent, I will look forward to that - GOod luck! haha

    Try just doing a fairly quick, fun project with less pressure...I find those things are good motivation, and also often end up the best,...
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    haha, thanks guys, such nice comments!! :) I\'m...

    haha, thanks guys, such nice comments!! :) I\'m really happy that you guys like them, it gives me a lot of motivation for painting - thank you!

    hey ritual - I haven\'t seen much from you lately,...
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    hi lain, thanks for the kind words. there is a...

    hi lain, thanks for the kind words.

    there is a tutorial about those scratches that I read - it\'s an article by allan c on creafigs. here\'s the link, you need to translate though coz it\'s in...
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    thanks friends, that means a lot to me! :) ...

    thanks friends, that means a lot to me! :)

    haha yeah stupidcow, the rackham thing - a few friends and I were having a joke about that point before GD, as a few people who had seen my entry had...
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    thanks for the mind words guys, I appreciate it!!...

    thanks for the mind words guys, I appreciate it!! :)

    mathewbaich - yes I use metallics or NMM depending on what I am trying to do with the mini - but I think the dark elf will be the last GW mini...
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    GD entries from australia/NZ o6

    hello everyone, I usually don\'t post here but I thought you might like to have a look at my entries from our GD this year, seeing as photos from the event aren\'t really emerging online.

    Well I...
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    wow, those entries from new zealand look really...

    wow, those entries from new zealand look really excellent, very impressive! The defiler is insane haha, so huge, must have taken ages! I can\'t wait to check it out in real life!

    And that...
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    COngratulations on getting through to round 2!...

    COngratulations on getting through to round 2! Your ogre riding the mountain goat looks awesome haha, really cool idea! I love that rope tied to his crossbow bolt haha, and his stripey pants - nice...
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    I\'m afraid that if you are entering GD here in...

    I\'m afraid that if you are entering GD here in australia, you MUST enter in the first round at local stores - from there on, it\'s a process of elimination...the top three in each category go...
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    yes, good luck to everyone! I\'m doing some...

    yes, good luck to everyone! I\'m doing some finishing touches to my entries right now. It\'s a pity it\'s drawn out over so long - 5 weeks isn\'t it? It\'s excruciating! :p
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    aaahh excellent, so we WILL have something...

    aaahh excellent, so we WILL have something spectacular from victoria to look at! I look forward to it. I hope she comes up this year so I can meet her as well, that would be great!
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    yes she does. She did last year, in the fantasy...

    yes she does. She did last year, in the fantasy large category - she got the bronze - and I believe she is entering something or things this year as well.
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    hi dudes...!! the australians (and new...

    hi dudes...!! the australians (and new zealanders!) are gathering haha...go us!!

    well I\'m entering of course, I can\'t wait for it!! I\'m going in all the single minis - fantasy, 40k and lotr. So...
  153. I think you should correct the spelling: Alex\'s...

    I think you should correct the spelling: Alex\'s username is \'iguazzu\' not \'igazzu\'.
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    Why don\'t you try a layer of green stuff on the...

    Why don\'t you try a layer of green stuff on the wire armature first. I read somewhere that covering the wire with a layer of greenstuff gives the fimo - or sculpey - something to adhere to. I have...
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    I think you mean \'tin soldier\' rather than...

    I think you mean \'tin soldier\' rather than \'toy soldier\', and yeah tin soldier on york st often has dullcote, that\'s where I got mine! haha
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    Thanks for the write-up eric, they sound pretty...

    Thanks for the write-up eric, they sound pretty good - it\'s good to hear from someone independant who has finally tried them. I\'m definately interested in giving them a go myself - but who knows...
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    \'satin finish\' eh...? I don\'t think I would...

    \'satin finish\' eh...? I don\'t think I would use that one - satin usually means it will be a bit glossy. Try it out on a test miniature first - you should always do that anyway - and see if you...
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    Ah fellow australian! If you can\'t find any...

    Ah fellow australian! If you can\'t find any testor\'s dullcote, you could try looking for \'Model Master Lacquer Overcoat\', and make sure you get the \'Lustreless (flat)\' type, not the glossy or...
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    captain\'s log, stardate 4301.6....I am james...

    captain\'s log, stardate 4301.6....I am james tiberius kirk, of the starship enterprise! KHHHAAAN...
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    poor old steve-o...I am a bit upset about it as...

    poor old steve-o...I am a bit upset about it as well, I have to say. I didn\'t like him at first, but I grew to love him - it was hard not to like him, with all his enthusiasm, a real character! My...
  161. Have a look at this article on Brushthralls,...

    Have a look at this article on Brushthralls, it\'s good for different interesting colours to get away from the green:

    http://www.brushthralls.com/DeadFlesh/index.php

    The best the last few pages...
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    Originally posted by Modderrhu Has a...

    [quote]Originally posted by Modderrhu
    Has a person, by being in a same-sex relationship, not denied themselves that right? Infertility and biological compatibility are two different things.[quote]...
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    I\'m sorry, I didn\'t mean to say that people who...

    I\'m sorry, I didn\'t mean to say that people who can\'t have children are devalued - I jsut meant that certain people could feel that way through family pressure or cultural expectation etc. Of...
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    I\'m afraid I must disagree with this opinion...

    I\'m afraid I must disagree with this opinion that in vitro fertilisation does not improve the qaulity of life. While I am young and don\'t have any children myself, nor have given any serious...
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    Ah yes, the eternal dilemma! In my experience,...

    Ah yes, the eternal dilemma! In my experience, mentioning \'the 40yr old virgin\' is a recipe for disaster haha, I was getting along nicely with this girl at a party, but then I mentioned it and...
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    hi everyone, I\'ve never done any art at all -...

    hi everyone,

    I\'ve never done any art at all - I didn\'t even do any art in school. But now I wish I had studied art at school or something, because I love mini painting so much that I think I...
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    Ah excellent, a topic for our own little...

    Ah excellent, a topic for our own little australian GD! Well I will be entering this year, and I will also definately be going along to finals day - I don\'t need to travel at all luckily, because...
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    congratulations to all the winners! I can\'t wait...

    congratulations to all the winners! I can\'t wait to see the pics.

    I was sorry to hear about the controversy with the french painters arriving late, and being denied entry to the...
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    there is a more comprehensive tutorial on...

    there is a more comprehensive tutorial on kaple\'s site, here: http://kaple.dk/?page=tutorials&id=81

    you might find that more helpful in understanding the concept behind the trompe l\'oeil...
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    that\'s right; but we\'re talking about the...

    that\'s right; but we\'re talking about the australian GD, where we have more restrictive basing rules (unfortunately!).
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    the base is looking good so far - I like the rust...

    the base is looking good so far - I like the rust and green oxidation on the cog. Maybe some brighter highlights on the rubble though?

    I jsut said this to an australian in another thread on CMON:...
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    hi, it\'s looking good, I like the bionics! I\'m...

    hi, it\'s looking good, I like the bionics! I\'m doing a similar sort of thing for my 40k single entry - an ork nob though rather than warboss. A word of advice on that point - you probably already...
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    There are some interesting step-by-step tutorials...

    There are some interesting step-by-step tutorials on dead/decaying/rotting flesh you could check out on the brushthralls website, here: http://www.brushthralls.com/DeadFlesh/index.php

    The best...
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    Nice work, good job with the freehands - it gets...

    Nice work, good job with the freehands - it gets easier with practice. I think Dragonsreach is right, maybe you could pick out the rivets with gold or silver - you could do some rust or verdigris...
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    my vote is for GW bubonic brown or VMC goldbrown...

    my vote is for GW bubonic brown or VMC goldbrown - perhaps with a little grey like tony suggested, depending on how it goes.
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    You could try painting the area white first, then...

    You could try painting the area white first, then doing your grid in black. Firstly, it\'s neasier to apply black over white than the other way around. Secondly, the checks you paint will be slightly...
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    Thanks for telling us Alex! I hope the damage is...

    Thanks for telling us Alex! I hope the damage is not too bad, and that it\'s not too difficult to get things back to normal.

    -sebastian
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    haha thanks Massimiliano, but your words are too...

    haha thanks Massimiliano, but your words are too kind!!

    Now, the pattern:



    no no, I said I think you should NOT do a swilry pattern - too fancy and graceful, it would not suit the dwarf race...
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    it looks really excellent so far, the purple...

    it looks really excellent so far, the purple armour looks great! I haven\'t seen this mini before, it\'s so cool...why did they get rid of them, argh! I like the new sleeves - these new photos are...
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    Hey, where did everyone go! Don\'t tell me I...

    Hey, where did everyone go! Don\'t tell me I killed the thread with over-enthusiasm...

    Hasn\'t anyone else found any nice pics? Get on with it then, and share them!
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    This is a great idea supervike! I would like to...

    This is a great idea supervike! I would like to contribute to this thread, with some pics I unearthed in the 6-8 ranges - some cool minis! Plus this is good procrastination for the essay I am...
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    Well, when I first came to the site, I used to...

    Well, when I first came to the site, I used to call it \'come-on\' to myself. But then when I ran into some others who knew the site they were all calling it \'seamon\', so I thought I had better...
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    THis is so amazing - as I said on the other...

    THis is so amazing - as I said on the other forum, seeing one of your miniatures painted so well really shows the excellent quality of your sculpting!

    The sculpting and paintwork on this miniature...
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    My advice would be this: don\'t get caught up in...

    My advice would be this: don\'t get caught up in exact thinning ratios and worrying about the ideal consistency etc. - everything varies, from paint to paint, from painter to painter, and depends on...
  185. Thread: Eclipsante

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    yes, about the red, as avelorn says - the intense...

    yes, about the red, as avelorn says - the intense red is good, I am not saying that I think it should not be intense, rather that the extreme highlights could perhaps be a slightly softer, lighter...
  186. Thread: Eclipsante

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    hi Margo, wow, that is such a clean paintjob -...

    hi Margo,

    wow, that is such a clean paintjob - beautiful work! The armour plates are nice, the metal rims look excellent - nice NMM>. I like the way you have used brown to shade the olive green...
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    Ah, Avelorn my friend! We are brothers-in-arms at...

    Ah, Avelorn my friend! We are brothers-in-arms at 22.
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    I agree - awesome work zach, your ork is my...

    I agree - awesome work zach, your ork is my favourite entry I think. Such great colours, I love the rust! Congratulations!

    I like the way there are photos of the runners-up as well, great idea,...
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    thanks tyronmagda, yes I was very happy with the...

    thanks tyronmagda, yes I was very happy with the price as well!

    DaN - I actually used a really old GW paint called bilious green - it\'s bordering on fluorescent it\'s so bright. I guess you could...
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    great work zordana, and once again - pity about...

    great work zordana, and once again - pity about the pink! I love the gold on celeborn, perfect colour. Unusual base also, it\'s interesting.

    -sebastian
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    Fantastic work kaple - I have always loved your...

    Fantastic work kaple - I have always loved your painting style and the atmosphere you create, you are one of the best. But this is something new - so original and unique, it really captures the...
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    Thanks for the advice Dragon Forge, they are good...

    Thanks for the advice Dragon Forge, they are good suggestions. But I\'m not sure that I will be selling many miniatures on ebay; this is more of a one off occurrence, or at least they will be very...
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    Thanks marineboy - yeah blending by transparency...

    Thanks marineboy - yeah blending by transparency is the way to go if you are trying to create very smooth transitions I think.

    And thanks nano, haha 2006 isn\'t even halfway through yet - who...
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    thanks darkart, and ritual, it\'s always great to...

    thanks darkart, and ritual, it\'s always great to hear from you.

    Your minis are looking pretty good to me avelorn, you certainly have great skills. I have really been painting a lot over the last...
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    Hi guys, thanks for the kind words TyronMagda and...

    Hi guys, thanks for the kind words TyronMagda and encouragement!

    Avelorn, I never use wet blending - I blend through transparency, ie. I use multiple layers of very thin paint to gradually build...
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    Death Guard Champion on ebay

    hello everyone,

    I painted this miniature a few weeks ago for a local painting competition. The competition has finished, and I don\'t need to hang on to the mini any longer, so I thought I would...
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    Hello Romain, that is such fantastic work, I am...

    Hello Romain, that is such fantastic work, I am amazed! I am also so jealous of your metallics, I wish I had that talent. Many congratulations on your gold at GD france.

    -sebastian
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    oh yeah, now THAT\'S more like it!! What great...

    oh yeah, now THAT\'S more like it!! What great pics! It is so great to finally see the details properly. The fact that it can stand up so well to such close scrutiny shows how masterful it is - once...
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    Marmoset - I am really liking your ogre, it looks...

    Marmoset - I am really liking your ogre, it looks great, I especially like your metals with the rust and weathering, very interesting and good colours! There are many good areas, but if you would...
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    Greetings daywalker; I think the main area...

    Greetings daywalker; I think the main area needing more contrast is the grey body. It looks like you\'ve done some highlighting, but it really needs to be darker in the cracks/recesses - maybe a dark...
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