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  1. Not exactly what I was hoping for, but thanks for...

    Not exactly what I was hoping for, but thanks for the response!! :P But what about the little "ledges" on different parts. For instance: In the first shot the mold line runs flat on the barrel then...
  2. How do you deal with difficult mold lines on metal minis?

    They are so frustrating!! It seems like even if the line isn't in a difficult spot, using an xacto knife just makes bumpy ridges and mini files work better but are often too "bulky" to fit in the...
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    Egad!! I guess not so simple as I originally...

    Egad!! I guess not so simple as I originally though. Now I want to shine them up. I'll try to see where I can pick up a bronze/brass brush/fine steel wool. Einion, you helpful little person, you. :)...
  4. Simple How To: Realistic claw marks and/or general deep scratches

    I feel like this is well known because of how simple it is, but I haven't managed to see it posted much anywhere so I figure I'd post it and it might manage to help SOMEone out . . . though I bet...
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    Boom...solved. Thanks, buddy. :)

    Boom...solved. Thanks, buddy. :)
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    Prepping Metal Minis Question

    Even though I'm still in the process of painting (slowly but surely) my first mini. . . I thought I'd like to know what it's like to work with metal minis. So I picked up some of Warmachine's...
  7. Super new and building an army (Mercs-Grundback) . . . help

    So I think I'll be building a gorten grundback 'battlegroup' for my very first army. I saw that the suggested list for that caster (essentially his 'battlebox' equivalent) is gorten, a driller, and 3...
  8. My confidence has risen!! (hopefully) ;) Would I...

    My confidence has risen!! (hopefully) ;) Would I be able to snip the stray hair? Not too close obviously, but just enough to get it out of the way? Or is that a nono? Check out these pics of the tips...
  9. Need you guys to check these brushes . . .

    I just got a few W&N Series 7 brushes in today from dickblick.com and since I'm so new to painting minis, I would like some of you more experienced guys who use these brushes to check their tip...
  10. Thanks guys!! It's encouraging to know that I've...

    Thanks guys!! It's encouraging to know that I've done something kind of good on my first mini...even if it's just the optics that turn out alright in the end. ;)

    I do have a question though: I...
  11. Just a quick update!! I painted the optics...

    Just a quick update!! I painted the optics earlier today (along with more base coating, but I don't have pics of that yet) . I've also got some W&N Series 7's from dickblick.com on their way. They...
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    Sticky: Well dang. Sucks to know that it isn't in...

    Well dang. Sucks to know that it isn't in production anymore. . . :(
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    Sticky: How about this one? :) I was just introduced to...

    How about this one? :) I was just introduced to miniaturementor.com and saw this on their site without a name or anything and thought it was super awesome.
  14. Is that paint:water or water:paint? I'm assuming...

    Is that paint:water or water:paint? I'm assuming the first.
  15. Wow!! Quick replies and a lot of great advice!!...

    Wow!! Quick replies and a lot of great advice!! Thanks, guys!! :)



    I seemed to have done that as I had watched others do it in my hours of research before painting. I'll keep trying though.

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  16. My First Ever Mini: Progess Photos Inside!! (Advice Please?) :)

    Hey everybody!!

    I'm making this thread for one reason: to gain help along the way of painting my first mini. This site has some ridiculously sick painters on it and I can not think of a better...
  17. Thanks PegaZus!! I've heard shading white is...

    Thanks PegaZus!! I've heard shading white is somewhat difficult which is why I'm hesitant in doing it, but at the same time I like the idea of a white stealth suit. Thanks for the input. :)
  18. Tau Stealth Suit Scheme Idea and Questions

    Sometimes I feel like since I'm so new and don't know a lot that all of my questions/threads are going to be considered spam at some point.. ;)

    Anyway, I went into photoshop with a picture of one...
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    Including that. I lick my sculpting tools...

    Including that. I lick my sculpting tools constantly almost. If you don't, it just rips and tears the gs or makes it stick to the tool.
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    Sounds good!! :) Looks like I need to start...

    Sounds good!! :) Looks like I need to start practicing pinning, then. Also, I've been using green stuff a little bit and it's decently awkward to work with...very tricky to get it real smooth.
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    Good advice so far, peoples. :) What about...

    Good advice so far, peoples. :) What about priming? I can see how painting some before total assembly would be wise, but what about masking joints and connecting areas for priming? Any tips on that?
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    Painting before or after assembly?

    Pretty much what the title says. I've seen a few older threads here that deal with this topic, but there are a lot of different answers and none of the OP's really put their goals for their painting ...
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    I figured so. :) I mean, the fuzz on the blanket...

    I figured so. :) I mean, the fuzz on the blanket your seeing is on a bed sheet so it's ridiculously close up. Alright, now that I have a good primer. . .time to prime the rest of them and learn to...
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    The new stuff still has a little "tooth" on it....

    The new stuff still has a little "tooth" on it. But I would imagine all primer should to a certain extent. Also, does it matter if the model still shows some grey of the plastic through the primer?...
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    Hey, everybody!! I just primed with the new...

    Hey, everybody!! I just primed with the new duplicolor primer I picked and I really think we found a winner!! Those who have a lot of priming experience, tell me what you think about the texture and...
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    So I tried the non-acetone nail polish remover...

    So I tried the non-acetone nail polish remover soak to remove primer....totally wrecked the detail. I don't know how the guy on the dakkadakka forums got his stuff to work, but it just softened the...
  27. @freak: Thanks for the info. :) Is it possible to...

    @freak: Thanks for the info. :) Is it possible to do models like this without an airbrush? I'm sure it is, but I'm just not sure on how much more difficult and everything. I just simply can't afford...
  28. That's awesome, freak!! Really cool. :) How long...

    That's awesome, freak!! Really cool. :) How long does something like that take?? I love rust and weathering on minis..looks so stinkin awesome. Also, I have a pretty good amount of experience with...
  29. Thanks, everyone. Some helpful stuff. :) I guess...

    Thanks, everyone. Some helpful stuff. :) I guess more high tech WWII tanks/vehicles would be more what I'm going after.

    @PegaZus: The SK602 is sweet and pretty darn close to what I'm looking for....
  30. Looking For: "Realistic" sci-fi robotic minis/models

    As the title says, surfing the net I've stumbled upon just a few SWEET looking models that are "realistic" type robotic machines and am looking for anyone who knows where I can find more.

    Two...
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    Thanks for the clarification, airhead. :)...

    Thanks for the clarification, airhead. :) FORTUNATELY!! I found this tutorial I'm going to try out with acetone free nail polish remover to strip the primer:...
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    @airhead: I don't know exactly where you got GW...

    @airhead: I don't know exactly where you got GW paints from as I don't use the GW primer. I used Krylon (stated in my first post). Also. . .I have no clue how to tell if my primer is solvent based or...
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    Wow!! So much help so quickly!! Thanks a lot...

    Wow!! So much help so quickly!! Thanks a lot guys!! For a super noob like myself it sure is appreciated. :)

    @skraaal: Thanks for those photos! I think that's one of the best examples here....
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    Nope that's intentional spelling!! That's just my...

    Nope that's intentional spelling!! That's just my gamer tag for a lot of videogames that I've played. :P

    Anywho, this has all been very helpful and I greatly appreciate everyone's...
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    @Kathrynloch: I really need to check that stuff...

    @Kathrynloch: I really need to check that stuff out then!! As in my recent post...I live in TN and it's very humid here as well (raining as I type. ;)

    @airhead: Also thanks for the photos. :)
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    Thanks for those photos, man. :) I had already...

    Thanks for those photos, man. :)

    I had already taken a toothbrush to them, but only lightly. I went back just now and took one to it quite a bit more vigorously. As for the actual application of...
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    What is primer SUPPOSED to look like?

    Hey all!! I just got into miniature modeling/modeling in general about a week ago and am loving it so far!! (purchased a Tau stealth team for my first minis) I don't plan on playing any of the games...
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