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    Article: Improved painting rig.

    You can view the page at http://www.coolminiornot.com/articles/content.php?1180-improved-painting-rig&
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    Article: Hawks58 SENMM

    You can view the page at http://www.coolminiornot.com/articles/content.php?1164-hawks58-senmm&
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    Article: Fun with a BendyBrush.

    You can view the page at http://www.coolminiornot.com/articles/content.php?1154-fun-with-a-bendybrush&
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    Hello, I must be going...

    Well, I\'m off on my hols tomorrow, and as I don\'t have personal internet access I won\'t be able to visit this site for the next six or seven weeks, and when I come back I\'m off for my final year...
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    Ah but... You have to assume that at least one...

    Ah but...

    You have to assume that at least one part of the blue or green area is perpendicular to the horizon, and will reflect the horizon light, which, in turn, will mean that the sky or ground...
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    Hmmm, did you see the sword? It was a very thick...

    Hmmm, did you see the sword? It was a very thick scimitar like weapon, with sloping blade sides, so the convex and concave treatment can be applied to it. Also Convex and concave don\'t only apply to...
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    Evangelion table top battle game!!! :o ...

    Evangelion table top battle game!!! :o

    Somebody write one quick!!! :D
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    Better camera, lower scores!

    I\'ve just posted some more shots of my \'Seventh Son\' mini, now taken with a friends all singing and dancing Nikon D100 and...well...the mini doesn\'t look anywhere near as good as it used to. I...
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    The Elf Archer seems to come from a company that...

    The Elf Archer seems to come from a company that Andrea feature on their internet shopping pages called 3D.

    Mostly \'Cheesecake\' stuff, but there are some very nice exceptions.
    ...
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    Andrea have had another go at fantasy with their...

    Andrea have had another go at fantasy with their Elf Archer.

    http://www.andrea-miniatures.com/eng/index/index.htm

    Comments?
  11. Thread: Bad Habbits

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    Damn, I so do this! Also, licking the brush...

    Damn, I so do this!

    Also, licking the brush when I\'m blending and can\'t be asked to go all the way to the water pot. I must have eaten a couple of jars of paint in my time (Regal Blue is my...
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    BME, I don\'t hate you, heck I don\'t hate...

    BME, I don\'t hate you, heck I don\'t hate anyone. I do however hate some things, intolerance, arrogance, video cassette wrappers, that type of thing. This usually means that I dislike people who...
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    Foundry three shade paint system.

    What do you guys think of the Foundry three shade paint system?

    I know it kind of goes against everything we seem to be bombarded with at the moment. Blending, layering, feathering and the like,...
  14. Thread: Signature Lines

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    I\'ve got a slightly worn \'Where am I, who are...

    I\'ve got a slightly worn \'Where am I, who are you people?\' A used \'No matter where you go, there you are.\' And a special edition (signed and numbered) \'I once punched a bloke in the face for...
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    So...long...ago! If I revisited all of my old...

    So...long...ago! If I revisited all of my old post I\'d be here till July!...Hang on, what month is this?

    Well done for working out the signature. You are, like, totally right man!
  16. That\'s fine, but then it should also show on a...

    That\'s fine, but then it should also show on a lot of the other parts of the mini, not just the bottom of the cloak. :D
  17. Thread: Signature Lines

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    DR and Quinch. An old comic written by Alan Moore...

    DR and Quinch. An old comic written by Alan Moore and inked by Alan Davis. Both comic gods. :D
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    Grockles? Anything like Emits? Anyone know...

    Grockles? Anything like Emits?

    Anyone know about the whole Griffin sci-fi Invid looking minis thing? I want to buy them bad, but are they licensed?
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    How about ‘Lockheed’? Shadowcat from the X-Men...

    How about ‘Lockheed’? Shadowcat from the X-Men had a pet purple dragon called that, although I\'m not sure what happened to it. It did have wings though...and I think it breathed fire...???
  20. The lighting effect is well done, and certainly...

    The lighting effect is well done, and certainly well blended, but it\'s a bit wrong.

    You\'ve got the lighting reflecting nicely off the dark blue sash, and it\'s looking nice on the underside of...
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    Eeek, hope that reply wasn\'t for me! :D

    Eeek, hope that reply wasn\'t for me! :D
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    Just went over to the Harbinger website and while...

    Just went over to the Harbinger website and while I was there I took a look at the Griffin Miniatures sci-fi page. I don\'t want to go throwing any accusations around, but the cravid look a lot (i.e....
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    I agree with Nomis on all of his points, and add...

    I agree with Nomis on all of his points, and add anyone else who decides to use this site to insult other painters. :P
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    My painting space usually consists of a tray on...

    My painting space usually consists of a tray on my lap, although sometimes I don\'t bother with the tray. :D
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    They try... ...

    They try...

    http://www.verlinden-productions.com/online_store_ss_001_100/ss_vp013.htm

    I don\'t think Verlinden are that serious about their fantasy and sci-fi lines and don\'t give the work to...
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    Ah, but Revel are doing minis based on Blizzard...

    Ah, but Revel are doing minis based on Blizzard games Starcraft series, guys in power armour and alien troopers, and although Hasegawa are a military company, reports suggest that the Macross line...
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    \'Serious models\'

    Anyone out there noticed that some \'serious\' model companies have been producing fantasy and sci-fi minis. Hasegawa, a respected military model manufacturer, have started bringing out some kick-ass...
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    Band of brothers? Damn, why didn\'t I think of...

    Band of brothers? Damn, why didn\'t I think of that? I love the series, and it would be kind of cool basing an army on real people. Mind if I \'borrow\' the idea Malek5? Now, where did I put those...
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    Thanks for all the input and advice. :D Most...

    Thanks for all the input and advice. :D

    Most of the basic details of the game have been worked out, as have details about the scale of the minis involved. I don\'t want to give out too much...
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    Your painting is OK, if a little vivid, and it\'s...

    Your painting is OK, if a little vivid, and it\'s nice to see you\'ve attempted things like eyes, but you\'ve skipped an important preparation step and missed a fair few mould-lines. You\'re gonna...
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    One of those parallel bands will be the horizon,...

    One of those parallel bands will be the horizon, usually the one closest to the perpendicular surface on the cylinder, but of course if the cylinder is tilted upwards, backwards or wherever, then...
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    I\'m going to do a new article on SENMM fairly...

    I\'m going to do a new article on SENMM fairly soon, well, as soon as I can get all of my real world work done. It\'ll cover defining the horizontal line, merging horizons and maybe a bit on...
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    Everyone should be free to have and share their...

    Everyone should be free to have and share their opinion, but of course everyone should also be free to ignore the opinions or others. The problems come when opinion is held up as fact. This is...
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    Finding the horizon line is the hardest part of...

    Finding the horizon line is the hardest part of SENMM painting (everything else is just blending, layering or feathering) and there is an easy way to do this.

    Bear in mind that the horizon will...
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    Something something oranges something is from the...

    Something something oranges something is from the classic comic \'DR and Quinch\' by Alan Moore (knows the score!). Where exactly it comes from I\'ll leave you to find out. If you have to read every...
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    Nice tirade rev, and you a man of the cloth too....

    Nice tirade rev, and you a man of the cloth too. :D

    Of course it remains to be seen whether RL can let anyone else have the last word. :P
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    http://www.westwindproductions.co.uk/index.asp ...

    http://www.westwindproductions.co.uk/index.asp

    Lots of stuff from their gothic horror ranges including their \'Jack the Ripper\' line which features Jack The Ripper, Holmes & Watson, London...
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    Or just do the gun as a different colour. :D

    Or just do the gun as a different colour. :D
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    Ah but that\'s inquisitor, and that\'s GW, and...

    Ah but that\'s inquisitor, and that\'s GW, and they overcharge. lol

    What about, for example, a box of Tamiya Russian assault infantry, all greatcoats and drum-fed smg\'s. A box of 12 of these...
  40. Thread: Freehand example

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    Ouch! :o

    Ouch! :o
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    Oops, was I too harsh? I\'m just trying to say...

    Oops, was I too harsh? I\'m just trying to say that, while opinion is all well and good, and I would never try to put down somebody’s right to say what they like (hence my hearty support of the...
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    It shouldn\'t be too hard to implement some kind...

    It shouldn\'t be too hard to implement some kind of race, squad or model random action chart for non player controlled characters, or maybe some type of artificial intelligence rules that will...
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    Whether or not your shading is accurate is not...

    Whether or not your shading is accurate is not really the point. You seem to have skipped the fundamentals of painting a miniature neatly and moved right on to colour shading. Forget about expounding...
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    The skin is way nice, and the reddish brown is a...

    The skin is way nice, and the reddish brown is a great colour well applied. I agree with the comment about the blade looking a little dull. This guy\'s a shaper after all. You could try, dare I say...
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    I\'d like to nominate Cyril in the \'best use of...

    I\'d like to nominate Cyril in the \'best use of colour\' category, Victoria in the \'new techniques\' category and Gael in the \'sculpting\' category, oh and JH in the \'lord grand high poobah of...
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    Damn, and I thought you started this thread. ???...

    Damn, and I thought you started this thread. ???

    Still, how about a big \'Thank you\' to Chern for giving you so much to talk about. Come on, lets all be friends. *waves lighter in air* :D
  47. Thread: Lightsourcing

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    Lighting decisions should ideally be made just...

    Lighting decisions should ideally be made just after you\'ve undercoated the mini.

    Hold the mini under a single light source in the direction you require and you should get an idea of which parts...
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    Dude, why start the thread then? :D And in...

    Dude, why start the thread then? :D

    And in with my two pence...

    If it wasn\'t for the voting system I wouldn\'t have been directed towards the superb work of people like Haley (sorry Chrispy,...
  49. Thread: Lightsourcing

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    It all depends on how many lights are hitting the...

    It all depends on how many lights are hitting the mini.

    I assume that when you say \'normal\' highlights, you are highlighting as if the lighting was coming from above, the so-called \'halo\'...
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    I\'ve kinda given up on GW metal because of the...

    I\'ve kinda given up on GW metal because of the issues of mold lines and detail. Give me one or the other, but not both! GW seem to think that the more detail you have on a mini the better, but with...
  51. \'Bill Horan\'s Military Modelling Masterclass\'...

    \'Bill Horan\'s Military Modelling Masterclass\' is perhaps the best painting book I\'ve seen. Not a lot of tips but a good step-by-step guide and some pictures of the best dioramas from this guy....
  52. Thread: Eyes!

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    Let me guess, you\'ve got a lot of time on your...

    Let me guess, you\'ve got a lot of time on your hands haven\'t you? :D

    In warmaster scale (roughly 1/180th scale) a 1cm iris would be......um....0.05mm! :o Do you paint with an electron...
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    I agree totally, and as minis get bigger and more...

    I agree totally, and as minis get bigger and more realistic, they require (almost demand) a more realistic paintjob. If you think you can get away with easy techniques like hard edge highlighting and...
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    I like the idea of larger minis but it would mean...

    I like the idea of larger minis but it would mean that existing ranges of figures just wouldn\'t be usable. It would be nice to get my own minis done for the game but people still like to use any...
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    I suppose the number of men on you \'side\'...

    I suppose the number of men on you \'side\' should affect the complexity quite drastically. With an army of 25 warriors, individual damage would be a lot harder to keep track of than with a 5 strong...
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    Something for the gamers.

    I have, for what seems to have been most of my life, been trying to come up with mu own rules system for a tabletop skirmish game, and since feedback is always a good thing I thought I\'d ask the...
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    Don\'t mean to be rude but this is absolute...

    Don\'t mean to be rude but this is absolute bo**ocks! :mad:

    Larger models are covered in tiny details. Look at Inquisitor scale mini\'s if you’re in doubt, and as the mini gets bigger the details...
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    Why is it a different hobby?:mad:

    Why is it a different hobby?:mad:
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    min·i·a·ture. n. A copy or model that...

    min·i·a·ture. n.

    A copy or model that represents or reproduces something in a greatly reduced size. :rolleyes:

    But what do you call greatly reduced? A paycut of 50% means that your income is...
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    I don\'t think that \'member\' means the same...

    I don\'t think that \'member\' means the same thing in America as it does in the UK. lol

    I\'d like to put forward two more ideas that I used to see a lot of, but now see to have disappeared...
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    It\'s an oil paint wash. Take oil paint and thin...

    It\'s an oil paint wash. Take oil paint and thin it to wash consistency with turpentine or low odour thinners. Oil paints doesn\'t make the static grass matted or brittle, so when you finally...
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    NMM = Non metallic metallics SENMM = Sky/earth...

    NMM = Non metallic metallics
    SENMM = Sky/earth non metallic metallics
    SNMM = Semi non metallic metallics
    SSENMM = Semi sky/earth non metallic metallics
    NVGNMM = Not very good non metallic...
  63. Thread: Eyes!

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    I must admit to being more ready to bring down...

    I must admit to being more ready to bring down the rest of the details on my figures in order to match the levels of exaggeration I\'m forced to use. Confused? ???

    Basically, I know that in order...
  64. Thread: Eyes!

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    It\'s just the excuse I give myself so I don\'t...

    It\'s just the excuse I give myself so I don\'t have to paint the things! lol

    I\'m old enough to know that I\'m probably never going to have the control in my digits required to paint a really...
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    If you look at the past 25 years it seems that...

    If you look at the past 25 years it seems that painting styles and techniques change as much with technology as they do with anything else.

    When GW first released their acrylic line they produced...
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    The biggest problem with static grass is that,...

    The biggest problem with static grass is that, whichever colour you use, it looks shiny and catches the light. If you don\'t paint your grass, it\'s just gonna look......wrong! :D
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    Now now fellas, aren\'t we getting a wee bit off...

    Now now fellas, aren\'t we getting a wee bit off topic?

    Tip of the day:

    Night goblin heads. True they have big noses but these have got to be among the largest and freakiest looking heads (hood...
  68. Thread: Eyes!

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    I don\'t usually bother with eyes. If you hold up...

    I don\'t usually bother with eyes. If you hold up your figure in a crowded street (haven\'t we all done that....ahem) and try to match the scale to a real person at a distance, you don\'t see the...
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    I\'m up for this challenge! Give me a mini...

    I\'m up for this challenge! Give me a mini number, a week and an E-mail adress and I\'ll have a go and send it off.

    PS. I don\'t do this with my own minis! That\'s just not the done thing!...
  70. Thread: first timer

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    From one 32 year old to another, a few comments....

    From one 32 year old to another, a few comments.

    Your skin tone is good (a bit messy on the hand), and you\'ve placed the highlights in the correct positions, but thinning your paints (the cure to...
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    I just gotta say, Super glue? For static grass?...

    I just gotta say, Super glue? For static grass? Real grass doesn\'t all point upwards does it? And don\'t most of us model battlefields which, without exception, are not a place you normally find a...
  72. Pastel pinks and blues shaded almost to white...

    Pastel pinks and blues shaded almost to white look good where the lord of change is concerned. :D
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    Oooh, nice! I like the texture effects you\'ve...

    Oooh, nice! I like the texture effects you\'ve managed to achieve and I don\'t think you should change anything. You\'ve got a definite \'style\' and that\'s rare in these days of paint by numbers...
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    ...and just to chuck in another tip... ...

    ...and just to chuck in another tip...

    Genestealers are great donor models for Chaos armies. Non clawed hands look dynamic on character models, hooved feet can be added to Space Marines for a more...
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    Cheaper than metal, although a well stocked...

    Cheaper than metal, although a well stocked bit\'s box is always handy. :D

    I\'m not saying \'Hey, go buy a box of chaos warriors just for the heads, genestealers just for the feet...\' etc, etc...
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    It also handles Chinese. \'You can tell me...

    It also handles Chinese.

    \'You can tell me Jacob, you can tell me Jake, you can tell me the bitch one dirty rotten son, but if you ever tells me again daddy I completes this fight. \'

    Yes he...
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    I often use a web site called Babelfish (all...

    I often use a web site called Babelfish (all praise Douglas Adams) to translate the Japanese pages that I look at. It can translate phrases or even entire web pages and can be found at...
    ...
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    It\'s a nice idea, a great way to buck the...

    It\'s a nice idea, a great way to buck the system...and I hope you\'re talking about dollars! lol

    Another useful tip for the Cult of Plastic followers...

    Always buy Chaos vehicles!!!

    Most...
  79. VIVE LA REVOLUTION! :bouncy:

    VIVE LA REVOLUTION! :bouncy:
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    That\'s a cool idea, especially for those going...

    That\'s a cool idea, especially for those going for a Demon Hunters plastic army, and, more importantly, there\'s no metal! Yay! :D
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    No work by Haley? Crispy will be pleased! lol

    No work by Haley? Crispy will be pleased! lol
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    Doing it on the cheap.

    I commented recently on a thread that when putting together GW gaming armies I saved what little money I have by remaking GW characters and metal only models out of plastic parts. To continue on this...
  83. I don\'t think people realise how much profit GW...

    I don\'t think people realise how much profit GW is making per figure. Staff used to be able to pick up figures at a tenth of their shop costs by \'buying by weight\'. Inq scale Kal Jericho at £1.25...
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    Agreed. Let the fella get the shading right...

    Agreed. Let the fella get the shading right first, before worrying about reflected figures.:)
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    I\'m a big Sci-Fi fan, so Rackham isn\'t even a...

    I\'m a big Sci-Fi fan, so Rackham isn\'t even a consideration I\'m afraid.

    Also, I\'m English, they\'re French, and we have a history that extends beyond Jerry Lewis. lol

    Anyway, do you mean...
  86. Thread: cadian figs

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    If you ask any Cadian I\'m sure you\'ll find that...

    If you ask any Cadian I\'m sure you\'ll find that they prefer a bulky helmet (ahem...) to being shot in the noggin!:D
  87. Thread: Tools

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    Buying tools in the UK? hmmm...tricky.:rolleyes:...

    Buying tools in the UK? hmmm...tricky.:rolleyes:

    Try the internet of course, but also try an American company called MicroMark, who will quite happily send stuff to the UK.

    For the airbrush,...
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    I\'ve just posted an article called \'Hawks58...

    I\'ve just posted an article called \'Hawks58 SENMM\' which I hope will help you out. It should be up shortly.:D
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    Spot on Corvus! Try to divide the blade into...

    Spot on Corvus!

    Try to divide the blade into three distinct shapes, all separated by a thin line of white. The outside edge of the sword is great, but the inside upper edge should be almost...
  90. Thread: Mini designs

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    Many thanks. I\'ve just sent off a pic for his...

    Many thanks. I\'ve just sent off a pic for his competition.

    Bring on the free stuff!lol
  91. Thread: Mini designs

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    Eeek, maybe this site isn\'t the best place for...

    Eeek, maybe this site isn\'t the best place for this idea. Anyone out there want to post a few hundred pictures on their homepage? ;)

    Or CMON could host a competition, hmmm? :D
  92. Thread: Mini designs

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    Only thing is....I\'m having trouble finding out...

    Only thing is....I\'m having trouble finding out how to post images from my desktop to this page, since every time I try to put in an image I\'m prompted to enter the URL of my picture...on my...
  93. Thread: Mini designs

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    Mini designs

    I\'ve noticed in my internet wanderings that quite a few companies are now putting the original concept drawings for their figures on their sites, Rackham to name one, and that a lot of people now...
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    Whoopee indeed, and I used to work there, but...

    Whoopee indeed, and I used to work there, but I\'m OK now.:D

    Plymouth is about the closest place to find anything halfway decent, but Antics is about the best place and even there it\'s a...
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    If your armour if fully chromed then I\'m afraid...

    If your armour if fully chromed then I\'m afraid you\'re just gonna have to paint a picture of the sky on all the plate that face upward, and a picture of grass, leaves, dead bodies etc on the plates...
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    The single most important thing to remember about...

    The single most important thing to remember about using an airbrush is to wear a mask, and a good vapour one at that.

    I use lacquer thinner to clean the Humbrol matt-coat residue out of my Pashe H...
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    You could always limit your viewer’s point of...

    You could always limit your viewer’s point of view with a box diorama. This can be a very creative form of modelling and painting as it forces the painter to create a scene that responds to a fixed...
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    I am also from Cornwall, England! Hmmm, do I...

    I am also from Cornwall, England!

    Hmmm, do I know you?:D
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    Little fluffy clouds................:rolleyes:

    Little fluffy clouds................:rolleyes:
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    Anybody use an airbrush? Anybody? I use a...

    Anybody use an airbrush? Anybody?

    I use a basic, and very affordable Pashe H (Badger 350 is also good) and I find that the drying time between coats (non drench) is about 10 minutes. Not sure...
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    I use an airbrush to spray Humbrol MattCoat (a...

    I use an airbrush to spray Humbrol MattCoat (a small pot has lasted me about 3 months), but I\'m sure these tips will work equally well for spray cans.

    1. Spray outdoors or in a completely dust...
  102. Looking forward to not reading it!lol ...

    Looking forward to not reading it!lol

    Seriously, you gotta climb of the highchair and try to get in the swing of this site. Painters just wanna have fun (Cyndi Lauper?) and paint their minis. The...
  103. What\'s MCMP, and what\'s an OR! Colour me...

    What\'s MCMP, and what\'s an OR! Colour me confused:D

    Yay, 30 posts!lol
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    Gotta agree with SHG. It\'s a good piece, but...

    Gotta agree with SHG.

    It\'s a good piece, but even great pieces don\'t win golden demons. Then again, judges can sometimes find something in a mini that does it for them. It\'s all personal, and...
  105. Um...you don\'t think you\'re taking this mouse...

    Um...you don\'t think you\'re taking this mouse thing too far, perhaps?

    ...said Panza the tank, rolling menacingly down the road, vibrating the nearby houses in a rhythmic fashion.

    Oh bugger,...
  106. IMHO:D I like NMM, I also like metallics, and...

    IMHO:D

    I like NMM, I also like metallics, and although I\'ve only tried NMM gold (it came out looking like bone!) I\'m looking forward to giving it a go on the next few figures, but I don\'t think...
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    Think I\'ll reserve my comments untill I see some...

    Think I\'ll reserve my comments untill I see some of Crispy\'s mini work.

    Has he posted anything?:)
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    Here come the Cadians!

    Just gotta say that, having picked up a couple of boxes of the new GW Cadians this weekend, I\'m mighty impressed. Excellent models, if a little heavy on the flash.

    I\'ve always liked GW plastics,...
  109. Damn, that\'s gonna tick off a lot of Dark Angel...

    Damn, that\'s gonna tick off a lot of Dark Angel players!lol

    Inks (IMHO) are a much more subtle way of shading colours, but you\'ve gotta make sure you don\'t just use them straight from the pot....
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    Anyone into the film \'Aliens\'? Check this...

    Anyone into the film \'Aliens\'?

    Check this out.

    http://aliens.humlak.cz/aliens/Aliens_papirove_modely.htm

    Papercraft full size pulse rifle? When\'s he gonna do a heavy bolter?

    For other...
  111. I\'m Spartacus!... no, wait, I mean, Use a pin...

    I\'m Spartacus!... no, wait, I mean, Use a pin vice!

    The GW one is good, and (btw) the \'locks\' are called \'collets\'. Buy a better selection of drill bits though.

    A motor tool would also be...
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    Hey, but it\'s such a nice :moon: I just can\'t...

    Hey, but it\'s such a nice :moon: I just can\'t help showing it off. :D
  113. Mars-staedtler make a pigment liner pen in a...

    Mars-staedtler make a pigment liner pen in a width of .05, which I use for tatooing on minis. Product code is 308 005-9. Only in black I\'m afraid.:)
  114. I think it depends slightly on what colour...

    I think it depends slightly on what colour (sorry, English spelling) you want between the armour plates. It\'s a lot easier to paint the armour pieces than it is to paint the fiddly lines between...
  115. Thread: votes below 5

    by Panza
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    This site does cater for all ages and skills...

    This site does cater for all ages and skills though. A young kid just starting might be happy with a 3 or 4, the painting gods probably get pissed off if they get an 8.

    Subjectivity is the name of...
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    At the end of the day it\'s all a matter of...

    At the end of the day it\'s all a matter of personal taste, yes?

    I\'m sure I\'m not going to change the minds of anyone who likes WIP stuff, anymore than they\'re going to change my mind. And I\'m...
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    Try reading my posts. I\'m not down on greens,...

    Try reading my posts.

    I\'m not down on greens, just unpainted conversions, and i\'m more likely to hit the skip button than I am to give them a 1 or 2.

    Also, you do seem to be confused as to...
  118. My brother, who for some reason used to model...

    My brother, who for some reason used to model late at night while wearing very little, once superglued his..... um....... \'force commander\'...... to his upper thigh with an ill directed blob of...
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    If done right, the brass brush bristles clean...

    If done right, the brass brush bristles clean around areas of detail, but the hard edges of some detail can be lost if the plastic is soft and the brush is hard. This is actually usefull sometimes as...
  120. I suppose you could if you were laying the...

    I suppose you could if you were laying the undercoat on thin to avoid covering detain and wanted to get into all the nooks and crannies, just don\'t use a W+N series 7.:duh:
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    To go with your files, buy a brass or suade brush...

    To go with your files, buy a brass or suade brush from a shoe repairers, but choose a soft one.

    A quick scrub will clean down plastic, remove filing marks and burrs, remove any release agent from...
  122. I once put my scalpel into my knee (behind the...

    I once put my scalpel into my knee (behind the cap!) as I was trimming a vinyl Hulk kit. It went in deep enough for the blade part to dissapear from view, but came out pretty darned quickly.

    It...
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    How many modellers do you know who attach a...

    How many modellers do you know who attach a bigger sword to a figure because they think it looks more artistically correct. You guys seem to be confusing \'Cool\' and \'Artistic\'.

    Mini Art, in my...
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    Maybe I should quantify that last statement. ...

    Maybe I should quantify that last statement.

    Painting? Takes art and skill.

    Conversions? Takes skill.

    Scratchbuilding (including the work of Michaelangelo, Donatello, DaVinci, Bernini and...
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    Wow, actual feedback, actually happening. ...

    Wow, actual feedback, actually happening.

    Thanks for all the comments, and I can understand a lot of your views, but for me an unfinished mini is an unfinished mini. When the last bit of metal,...
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    Unpainted submissions.

    I don\'t mean to be picky but...

    ...I know that there are a lot of painters out there who like to put \'in progress\' shots of their minis up before they\'re painted...

    ...and I know that there...
  127. I use an airbrush for applying my Humbrol Matt...

    I use an airbrush for applying my Humbrol Matt Coat, and I have used it to apply shading to 1/6 scale busts, vehicles and larger figures, but you\'d have to have a pretty specialist tool, like a...
  128. Thread: New techniques.

    by Panza
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    Recently posted my first figure on which I tried...

    Recently posted my first figure on which I tried to pull off a strong overhead lightsource, but it would have definitly benefitted from NMM\'s. I agree that it\'d be hard to put bright spots in the...
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    Less is more! Compare Mascott with some of the...

    Less is more! Compare Mascott with some of the old figures from Phoenix, the Phollies I think they were called. It\'s all very well having figs doing all sorts of wierd stuff with cucumbers and power...
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    As long as you keep your paint thin and don\'t...

    As long as you keep your paint thin and don\'t try to go too light too soon, all should be well. Also for shading guides try holding your figure under a strong single light source and looking at...
  131. Thread: New techniques.

    by Panza
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    Don\'t all speak at once!

    Don\'t all speak at once!
  132. Thread: New techniques.

    by Panza
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    New techniques.

    I just gotta say that i\'ve been painting for nearly 20 years and I thought i\'d got the hang of it untill I saw some of the stuff on this site.

    Some of the new techniques, like single source...
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