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    I purchase my W&N series 7 from Mister Art (...

    I purchase my W&N series 7 from Mister Art ( www.misterart.com ), their prices are very good (in the USA anyhow).

    Direct Link:...
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    First off, I think you did a great job on the...

    First off, I think you did a great job on the model. I agree that GW should do an updated version as I have never really liked this one. The snake is great and I like the water effects. The white...
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    Possibly have the grot running past, or tugging...

    Possibly have the grot running past, or tugging on, the Kommando and have a T\'d off Flash Git with a big X on his back. The Flash Git is sighting down his custom shoota at the grot, don\'t mess...
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    The Reaper Master Series metallics are really...

    The Reaper Master Series metallics are really nice, I like them a lot better than the P3 versions (and the GW stuff too). The metal flake is very fine and has really good coverage.

    I\'m also...
  5. COG\'s package got here today. Here\'s a pic: ...

    COG\'s package got here today. Here\'s a pic:

    http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc44/TokenArtGuy/COGminis.jpg

    I like the gobbos or whatever they are, Mr. Dark Angel might be loosing some of...
  6. @COG: The local flavor thing is not required, so...

    @COG: The local flavor thing is not required, so don\'t worry about it. I\'ll just send you a polar bear in the next Mini Exchange! ;)
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    Congrats!

    Congrats!
  8. Stro, I’m glad that you liked the minis and the...

    Stro, I’m glad that you liked the minis and the local flavor. We keep bees, our summer hobby, and my wife said, “What’s more local than, than Alaskan honey?” So, let me know how you like the honey...
  9. Oh, by the way, is that guy related to Tina...

    Oh, by the way, is that guy related to Tina Turner? He looks like he should have an air vent under his skirt, erm cloak or whatever.

    ...maybe if he had red clothes. ;)
  10. An arm or leg hanging out of the half open...

    An arm or leg hanging out of the half open dumpster would be a nice touch. I like the glowing blood idea, you could even have some on the murderer’s hands and splashes or dragging streaks on the...
  11. We do have polar bears, they are just further...

    We do have polar bears, they are just further north. If the box wasn\'t all ready taped up...

    Stro, I\'m heading to town if a couple of hours to send it off. Expect it in a week or two (in my...
  12. Pm\'d both Stro and COG so we\'re good. I\'ll...

    Pm\'d both Stro and COG so we\'re good. I\'ll try and send out the box Saturday or Mondy, need to find some \"local flavor.\" Which might be tricky as you can\'t ship booze without a liquor license.
  13. I think I should be flagged, as I have never...

    I think I should be flagged, as I have never participated in a mini exchange.

    Thanks
  14. Yay! This should be fun! If we contact our...

    Yay! This should be fun! If we contact our person before the 19th can we send them out sooner?
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    Looks fantastic, great work.

    Looks fantastic, great work.
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    @Darklord: You are very welcome. I think your...

    @Darklord:

    You are very welcome. I think your scene is coming along nicely. Happy I could help out.
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    Very cool Shawn.

    Very cool Shawn.
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    @Uberdark: It\'s all about what looks best. ...

    @Uberdark: It\'s all about what looks best. Your model is looking pretty good. It looks to me like the shadow behind the model should move to move to his right a little.

    @Darkmessiah: Here are...
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    Good advice from the previous three posters. ...

    Good advice from the previous three posters. I\'d skip the NMM and OSL until I got a handle on getting nice clean models with good blends. If you master that you\'ll have better luck with the...
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    I had this same thought... purple, elbow length...

    I had this same thought... purple, elbow length latex gloves... I think I\'d avoid that doctor. :o
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    I would consider doing the top plate of the...

    I would consider doing the top plate of the helmet black and yellow instead of your blue color. It would add a lot of contrast to your blue-ish under suit instead of just blending into it.
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    Hey, thanks for the links! I\'m definitely an...

    Hey, thanks for the links!

    I\'m definitely an advocate for using high quality materials. It certainly makes a difference. Mostly comes down to being serious enough that shelling out the cash is...
  23. Thread: WORK AREA

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    More than one lamp is a good idea. I like having...

    More than one lamp is a good idea. I like having at least one position-able lamp as well. Make sure all of your supplies are easy to get at, that way it isn\'t a pain in the rear to get started. ...
  24. Agreed, the top one has the best shadow shape. ...

    Agreed, the top one has the best shadow shape. It is also the most menacing since it extends over the top of the wall.
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    @Uberdark: I changed the light color to match...

    @Uberdark:
    I changed the light color to match the PMS 5415 and 5855 colors. The shadows are darker and more defined as well.
    ...
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    @Uberdark: Depends on what mood you are looking...

    @Uberdark: Depends on what mood you are looking for. I tend to over saturate the examples I build for you fantastic people so that it is easier to see the color transitions. If I was better at...
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    Look Mr. Spacemunkie relax a little. I apologize...

    Look Mr. Spacemunkie relax a little. I apologize if I came across as sounding snippy earlier, I probably could have worded that differently.

    Bruce lists the silicone on his site at $200 per...
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    @Uberdark: First off I know you all are going to...

    @Uberdark:
    First off I know you all are going to say, \"What, no fire?!?\"

    Ok, so I made a mock up of your scene. The model is John Doublestein\'s AndyRig and is made for SCAD students (which...
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    @uberdark: I\'ll do my best to get an example...

    @uberdark: I\'ll do my best to get an example done for you today.

    @Darklord: Looking very good. I\'d push the darks in between the light rays a little more and especially around the edge of the...
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    Agreed. The best advice my watercolor...

    Agreed.

    The best advice my watercolor instructor once gave me was, \"be bold.\" Which was to say, “Push your colors, contrast and darks. Even beyond what you feel comfortable with.”

    Or...
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    We\'ve got wind, rain and snow... should be great!

    We\'ve got wind, rain and snow... should be great!
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    I think you nailed the treads quite well. Looks...

    I think you nailed the treads quite well. Looks great.
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    Sounds like you have a great plan. I can\'t wait...

    Sounds like you have a great plan. I can\'t wait to see it after it is implemented. Great work!
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    I agree scraping ballast off of the base would...

    I agree scraping ballast off of the base would not be much fun. Maybe add tracks or slide marks on later pieces. It might be possible to build up a little ridge around the right side of the foot...
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    I think that your background needs some...

    I think that your background needs some additional elements. Such as surgical gear and hand carts, tools hanging on the wall, etc. Looks like a good start though.
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    I\'ll see what I can do. I hope to get some work...

    I\'ll see what I can do. I hope to get some work done on these fellas this week.
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    Very nice posing, looks good. The striped band...

    Very nice posing, looks good. The striped band around the missile packs seem a little out of place, or at odds with the stripes on the shoulders (to me anyhow).

    I like the chipped and weathered...
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    Looks like a nice and cleanly painted model.

    Looks like a nice and cleanly painted model.
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    Not to sound like a jerk but, I did not say...

    Not to sound like a jerk but,

    I did not say that silicone was expensive, please read the post. I said that the silicone that Bruce Hirst uses is ‘insanely expensive.’ Follow the link, $200 per...
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    Welcome, this site is very useful. Don\'t forget...

    Welcome, this site is very useful. Don\'t forget to check out the tutorial section. It\'s spanky!
  41. @Lizcam: I personally like the idea of having the...

    @Lizcam: I personally like the idea of having the beams going out from the wall to sort of box the diorama in. It could be especially neat placing additional creepy miniatures on the outside of the...
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    Dental plaster works better than plaster of paris...

    Dental plaster works better than plaster of paris or Hydrocal if you can\'t get a hold of the dental plaster.

    If you are loaded, as in lots of extra cash, then I\'d recommend Silicone RTV Rubber...
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    Please refer to post 4 as a disclaimer for young...

    Please refer to post 4 as a disclaimer for young or *gasp* immature audiences. :o

    Now for the post:
    Back in college when doing \"latex appliances\" for special FX makeup they had us using...
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    @Darklord: The base and pyre are coming along...

    @Darklord: The base and pyre are coming along nicely. The logs in particular are much better.

    One thing that I would consider doing, if you aren\'t already, is to push the darkness of the paving...
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    @ Darklord: The 3D model is using a light that...

    @ Darklord: The 3D model is using a light that simulates a bull\'s eye type of target where the light at the center is white then blends to yellow, then orange, then red. You might see this type of...
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    Ok, I setup my light tent and took some better...

    Ok, I setup my light tent and took some better pictures last night. The Ultramarine has been coated with some gloss and then matte varnish.
    ...
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    Great job Mr. Shawn. The snow on the base looks...

    Great job Mr. Shawn. The snow on the base looks great and the SENMM on the gun barrels in particular look nice.
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    I hope these images help illustrate what is...

    I hope these images help illustrate what is happening in your scene:

    http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc44/TokenArtGuy/OSL_SceneExample_01.jpg
    ...
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    Think of your light source as a bull’s-eye or...

    Think of your light source as a bull’s-eye or target with your most brilliant color being the light itself. As the light travels from the source it will get darker. So white to yellow to red then...
  50. Thread: smoke

    by TokenArtGuy
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    Absolutely! It is copyright material, most...

    Absolutely! It is copyright material, most likely the magazine publisher wouldn\'t bother you about it. However, it\'s always better to use your own work... Unless you were to get permission from...
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    I\'ve recently found that when using an old box...

    I\'ve recently found that when using an old box to prime models in, lots of fuzzies stick to the model causing a granular uneven coat. :cussing: :flame: :flame:

    This causes no end of problems...
  52. Wow, that shield rocks! The colors you chose...

    Wow, that shield rocks!

    The colors you chose for the model in armor with the blue sash are great. I think that the rest of the models with clothing should use those colors. The muted, natural...
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    @ Shawn - You are welcome. I have to use my 733t...

    @ Shawn - You are welcome. I have to use my 733t graphic art skillz :D:D for something useful from every once and a while to prove their worth.

    @ Darklord - First off your concept is great. I...
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    Warning, long winded post- Painting neatly and...

    Warning, long winded post-

    Painting neatly and precisely is what model painting is all about, putting the paint exactly where you want it. Once you have mastered that skill everything else...
  55. Without the banner, I think that some other sort...

    Without the banner, I think that some other sort of chaos icon would help it be easier to understand. A pistol might fit better than the submachine gun. If you keep the gun, maybe it would read...
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    Looks great, the only minor suggestion I would...

    Looks great, the only minor suggestion I would have is adding some green to the slayers to keep unit cohesion. Possibly green tattoos to break up the skin tones.

    Otherwise keep up the great...
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    First reply (unless someone snipes it) ;) Wow,...

    First reply (unless someone snipes it) ;)

    Wow, nice clean painting. I really like the armored guy in the moat. I\'m not sure what he was doing or how he floats in his armor, but he\'s really...
  58. Out of curiosity, how many is too many? I like...

    Out of curiosity, how many is too many? I like the idea of getting rid of a few extra models...
  59. That\'s a nice looking Rhino. I\'d consider...

    That\'s a nice looking Rhino.

    I\'d consider putting some darker shading into the recesses of the model. Such as around the additional armor plates, around the creases of the headlight casing,...
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    @ fortunesfool - I believe that Mr. Shawn was...

    @ fortunesfool -
    I believe that Mr. Shawn was referring to the rate at which light degrades from the light source. I took the liberty of marking up your image for reference, I hope you don\'t...
  61. Thread: gd entrys

    by TokenArtGuy
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    Honestly I think the IG patrol being snuck up on...

    Honestly I think the IG patrol being snuck up on by some genestealers is the best idea. Lictors are a little overdone, IMO. Possibly have the patrol in the a forest with flashlights, night vision...
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    I think that if the blocks that the X\'s are were...

    I think that if the blocks that the X\'s are were gray, like other parts of the model, then they would blend in really well with the over all color scheme. Maybe turn the X\'s red or orange to match...
  63. I didn\'t see the part about adding items of...

    I didn\'t see the part about adding items of \"local flavor\" on the rules. Is that still an option?
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    How do you do your yellow, it looks fantastic?

    How do you do your yellow, it looks fantastic?
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    Wow, nice job :o. The weathering is fantastic...

    Wow, nice job :o. The weathering is fantastic and your color usage is spot on. The two little X\'s on the pelvis are a little weird for me (color wise). Great pictures by the way.
  66. The light blue that you had on one of the models...

    The light blue that you had on one of the models looked rather snappy. Red with black or white trim, or vice versa would look rather nice too. Maybe black with a white -^-^-^- type of line across...
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    It looks like your gold could use a silver/gold...

    It looks like your gold could use a silver/gold mix highlight on it along with some dark brown ink or wash in the recesses (I don\'t see a lot of depth in it, though that might be the photos). The...
  68. I am new to this but would very much like to...

    I am new to this but would very much like to participate.

    TokenArtGuy Alaska(USA) to Anyplace
    :flip:
  69. Maybe you could replace the gun in his right hand...

    Maybe you could replace the gun in his right hand with a medallion shaped to look like the chaos undivided symbol with a chain hanging down. Turn his head to look at it like the pilot pulled the...
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    Yeah, sorry about that. I should look at the...

    Yeah, sorry about that. I should look at the dates of the posts better... then after I posted I found a WIP of the finished model. I\'m a little embarrassed.

    By the way, the model looks great...
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    DaN your comment on the yellow is quite correct. ...

    DaN your comment on the yellow is quite correct. I am thinking that the yellow needs to be washed out so that it is much more pale. This should add a lot more contrast.

    I will take a look at...
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    I\'m pretty new on the forums, just started...

    I\'m pretty new on the forums, just started posting with my account today, but I agree with Dragonsreach. The only thing that I would add is this: Whatever you decide push your skills and be sure to...
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    I\'ve also been an on/off mostly off sort of...

    I\'ve also been an on/off mostly off sort of painter too. My 40K buddy has recently gotten me inspired enough to paint again. One thing that I\'ve found helps a lot is to have all of your painting...
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    The SENMM is fantastic. However, the...

    The SENMM is fantastic.

    However, the chainsword in the first image looks a little flat and light. I would think that it should be reflecting the ground, and be darker as a result, since it is...
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    I like the idea of the fish wielding flagellant...

    I like the idea of the fish wielding flagellant as a bust. Forgeworld produced a bust of an iquisitor at a table with his hand on a book, so I don\'t see why you can\'t have a guy swinging around a...
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    Does he have a red LED in his head? I like the...

    Does he have a red LED in his head? I like the light dropping onto his neck, makes it look like he has a ball of fire for his noggin.
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    WIP -Honor Company, 1st post

    Hello,

    This is my first post here, though I\'ve been snooping around the forums for about 6 years. My 40K gamer buddy finally got me motivated to get off my rear and get some painting done. I...
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