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    Cheers Zab, after some experimentation they mix...

    Cheers Zab, after some experimentation they mix well with white paint, it'll be a bit of a pain having to possibly mix blue white and yellow to get a bright blue but it might just glaze easily over...
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    Least I can do after nicking your glowy green...

    Least I can do after nicking your glowy green water idea haha, here's a shot of all the colours (which has come out upsidedown lol)
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    The blue and purple seem quite dark to me, I haven't...
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    Cheers mate, I got me some crazy bright paints...

    Cheers mate, I got me some crazy bright paints too :D I was surprised that the white is actually a metallic white, I was expecting a super bright white but metallic is useful too
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    Thanks guys, I've been inactive for a while, I...

    Thanks guys, I've been inactive for a while, I came down with a cold and also had to have a root canal done which didn't really leave me in the mood for painting, I fancied something a bit different...
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    Cheers all, just the base to go and I think I'll...

    Cheers all, just the base to go and I think I'll call him done. You know me Saint, painting my thumb is half the fun :D

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    I also had a 2nd attempt at the sergeants...
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    Tester marine reporting for duty, need to do the...

    Tester marine reporting for duty, need to do the knife and backpack and probably touch up the squad marking shoulder pad. I used a transfer then painted over it in black which is going to be a pain...
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    So at 1.30 am last night I came in here and...

    So at 1.30 am last night I came in here and clicked the link, many laughs were had but I was up for an hour longer than I planned lol, I might get some of those hell bebears for my ex

    The mini is...
  8. Keeping a single light source isn't so important...

    Keeping a single light source isn't so important for gaming minis, it works well for making interesting display pieces but for gaming it tends to be more either a halo of light or 4 light points in...
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    Cheers krule, things are a lot different these...

    Cheers krule, things are a lot different these days, I think 2nd edition was the last one I bought and we didn't really have the internet then, the only fluff you got was little snippets in codexes...
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    I think using a flesh tone in there is working a...

    I think using a flesh tone in there is working a treat, I've switched focus to just one guy while I figure things out and I've put in at least a basecoat on every part to give a sense of how it'll...
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    Thanks both, what I've been doing so far for the...

    Thanks both, what I've been doing so far for the highlights is gw wild rider red (which actually looks orange to my eyes) and p3 menoth white (which is more an ivory colour) glazing back and forth to...
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    Cheers sigmar, it's definitely an effect I want...

    Cheers sigmar, it's definitely an effect I want to experiment with more, as for the rest of the marines, I started painting 2 up in red, not entirely sure where I'm going with it just yet but I have...
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    Cheers guys, cyanide I think you're right about...

    Cheers guys, cyanide I think you're right about the gold, I'm intending to go over and do bits of tidying up at the end so maybe I can fix up the shield a bit more, at the moment he's on hold while I...
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    Cheers guys, he looks a bit rough in places super...

    Cheers guys, he looks a bit rough in places super close up in the pics but it's not noticeable to the named eye so I'm pretty happy so far, there's a guy on one of the Facebook painting groups who...
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    Cheers Mr bear, the close up was a bit unkind to...

    Cheers Mr bear, the close up was a bit unkind to the blade haha but here's some more pics, backpack stuck on but the icon on top needs a bit more work and the sword arm + gold parts of sword need...
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    I spent way too long on the sword blade but...

    I spent way too long on the sword blade but hopefully it looks good :) also the head is practically finished (I thought it was done but photo showed some of the white has gone into a recess on the...
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    Cheers guys, I'll try dropping them and rotating...

    Cheers guys, I'll try dropping them and rotating a bunch and see if that works out :D I don't really have any updates to post, I changed the axe to a sword because the axe looked very plain (I think...
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    Thanks all, and eki all you need is patience and...

    Thanks all, and eki all you need is patience and practice, some updated pics that are probably sideways (seriously need to learn how to fix that)
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    Thanks, I meant more erratic in trying to keep...

    Thanks, I meant more erratic in trying to keep focus on one project haha, I have 2 marine bodies pretty much done but no arms heads or backpacks done, also working on the librarian mini. The shield...
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    Have to agree on the GW front, past few years I...

    Have to agree on the GW front, past few years I haven't wanted that much from them but there's a lot of cool stuff coming out now

    I have no idea what these guys are bam but they look great
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    Cheers guys, put a bit more work in on the blue...

    Cheers guys, put a bit more work in on the blue this evening, it's at a stage where I can see what I'm trying to get to if I hold it at arm's length now
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    Paintings been kind of erratic for me, I've kept...

    Paintings been kind of erratic for me, I've kept up with the marines side of the conquest may because they're good value but it means I have a load of half finished ultramarines that need work, I...
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    Thanks all for the kind words, I'm not quite...

    Thanks all for the kind words, I'm not quite feeling myself to be honest but I'm on the mend at least. As for the marine he's sprouted some arms and I've spent a bit of time with the blending, still...
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    Long time no post, long story short I split up...

    Long time no post, long story short I split up with my partner of near 8 years and had to move out, it's been a rough couple of months which I don't want to dwell on, instead I'll move on forward, I...
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    They've had a tough year but they generally have...

    They've had a tough year but they generally have top notch customer service, on top of the personal problems dameon has had they've run a Kickstarter which came with the usual delays and problems,...
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    Thanks bam but you know I won't settle if I'm not...

    Thanks bam but you know I won't settle if I'm not happy haha, with that in mind, here's the next attempt... This looked sharper to my eyes than the photo but that's probably tiredness, I will go back...
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    Well at least your enemies are red so you know...

    Well at least your enemies are red so you know they're khorne worshipers haha, come to think of it, that strategy might confuse real army's, if they were faced by soldiers dressed like those plastic...
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    Something I've seen done for robes and capes etc....

    Something I've seen done for robes and capes etc. Which might help is using the metal from a drinks can as an armature, cut it to the rough shape you want and put the basics foods in then glue it on...
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    I ended up having a few more failed attempts...

    I ended up having a few more failed attempts before stripping the mini, happier with this attempt at the first tattoo, I want to add more definition to the picture with some highlights and shades...
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    That looks like it will be a cool conversion. ...

    That looks like it will be a cool conversion. Btw you gotta get the jump pack marines if you want them to fly across the room like that :D
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    That happens to metallics in my tupperware wet...

    That happens to metallics in my tupperware wet pallet too, I'm not sure what causes it but my theory is that the flakes separate from the binder and some of it dries to the paper, it's always worse...
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    Thanks is guys, it's nice to be painting again...

    Thanks is guys, it's nice to be painting again but a bit of a struggle, this was supposed to be for a facebook painting competition but I may not finish in time, anyways been sketching in some...
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    As the others said it's mostly personal preference, however I found games workshop and P3 to be quite beginner friendly but the pots they use aren't great, I love scale 75 ones but they take some...
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    Cheers guys, I'm reasonably happy with that eye...

    Cheers guys, I'm reasonably happy with that eye but I want to neaten it up a bit, I haven't got much done today, I've been trying to freehand a carp tattoo which hasn't gone well, since she's...
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    That'll probably just make me worse haha, I think...

    That'll probably just make me worse haha, I think I've levelled up my dad jokes game
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    I've seen some fancy custom blood bowl pitches...

    I've seen some fancy custom blood bowl pitches over the years that fold up into a carry case, they seem cool but it also seems like a pain marking out all the squares, maybe if I ever got into the...
  37. It's a difficult one to give a definitive answer...

    It's a difficult one to give a definitive answer on, unless you are sculpting your own stuff to paint then everything is a collaborative effort between painter and original sculptor, minis are our...
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    67773 Knight fever knight feveeeerrrrrr you...

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    Knight fever knight feveeeerrrrrr you know how to glue it!

    Excuse me while I let my knackers drop down again :D loving the conversion btw
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    He's actually a really skinny guy but he uses all...

    He's actually a really skinny guy but he uses all the extra space for ice, like a walking ice bucket challenge, you can here them clunking around when he moves
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    Lol bam, just reminded me of that scene in Shaun...

    Lol bam, just reminded me of that scene in Shaun of the dead haha

    Your mean green marines are looking good toad, I like the playing field too but when I first saw it I was thinking blood bowl :p
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    Got distracted tonight and started on the...

    Got distracted tonight and started on the eyes,had quite a few retries at getting a bionic eye looking right, I'm happy with the placement now but need to make it look better
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    Thanks guys, I wasn't entirely happy with the...

    Thanks guys, I wasn't entirely happy with the freehand, you can't see it in the pictures but the paint was becoming unsmooth from all the little layers, primarily because painting light colours over...
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    Thanks CC originally I wanted the dangling bits...

    Thanks CC originally I wanted the dangling bits to be a bit longer but it's really close to the arm which makes it difficult to build in advance before sticking it in place, it was tricky enough...
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    I love the colour scheme, from the front the blue...

    I love the colour scheme, from the front the blue really helps break up all those warm colours, don't envy you painting white either haha

    Sorry to hear about your dad too mate, glad he's on the...
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    The gold on the dinosaurs saddle is lovely mate,...

    The gold on the dinosaurs saddle is lovely mate, I see you haven't slowed down much in the last few months haha
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    Thanks Digga and bullfrog, the reds are just the...

    Thanks Digga and bullfrog, the reds are just the scale 75 ones, I think the ultra matte finish helps them bounce back !ore colour instead of a shine, I love them

    Work slowly continues on the...
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    I haven't used them very much yet, they do seem a...

    I haven't used them very much yet, they do seem a bit softer than I'm used to with w+n, I'm hoping to get some paint down today so I'll have a better chance to put them to the test, my main thing is...
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    Cheers mate, it turned out once I trimmed off the...

    Cheers mate, it turned out once I trimmed off the excess and held it to the handle it was too skinny, looks like a wooden blade so I'll probably use it as a base and green stuff over it to bulk it...
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    Lovely work on the stormcast, I've missed a lot...

    Lovely work on the stormcast, I've missed a lot in here but will have to try and catch up
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    She finathelly arrived! I've had to order a...

    She finathelly arrived! I've had to order a plinth because I can't be bothered to try and scratch build something but in the mean time been doing the cleanup and started on making a sheathe for her...
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    @bam I will mate, just as soon as it arrives, was...

    @bam I will mate, just as soon as it arrives, was predicted to be posted at the end of may/begining of June so I'm hoping it'll be here any day

    @saint good mate, been absent from the forums for a...
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    Holy crap he's alive! Good to see you back mate

    Holy crap he's alive! Good to see you back mate
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    Thanks mate, honestly I just got my head so into...

    Thanks mate, honestly I just got my head so into the next project that I decided to wait for it to arrive. It seems like it's been delayed though, I was expecting it about a week ago. I'm looking...
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    This is like he man and skeletor all over again

    This is like he man and skeletor all over again
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    Not to mention they aren't arrogant about it...

    Not to mention they aren't arrogant about it either, that was certainly interesting to read, can understand "master painter" as a job title, but that didn't describe the skill level shown at all
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    Nobody likes being told they're bad at what...

    Nobody likes being told they're bad at what they're doing business by shutting off from people trying to help you're severely hampering yourself. I think in this hobby nobody particularly wants to...
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    Perhaps something like that might have worked for...

    Perhaps something like that might have worked for a forced perspective kind of scene but doubtful since you would still most likely see all the details that weren't painted. I'm all for people...
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    An interesting read to be sure, it was before my...

    An interesting read to be sure, it was before my cmon time and obviously back then standards wouldnt perhaps be as high as they are today (for example see golden demon winners from back then compared...
  59. Thread: Bailey03's WIP

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    Thanks bailey, I checked your blog but went to...

    Thanks bailey, I checked your blog but went to the article on skin tones you did oops! I can to the conclusion of a more neutral brown too, I've ordered a bust coming ouroboros which is an Asian girl...
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    I have a size 1 and 2 I use for busts but when it...

    I have a size 1 and 2 I use for busts but when it comes to find tuning the blends it was back to the 00 to have a limited amount of paint on the brush

    I like that version of Zayna, quite striking...
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    Oh yeah lovely and sharp and I had a quick dry...

    Oh yeah lovely and sharp and I had a quick dry test on my hand and it seems to keep its shape well. I like the brushes with no big belly for precise glazing on details but I think I should start...
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    @coyote and anyone else considering broken toad...

    @coyote and anyone else considering broken toad brushes, they appear to be smaller than w+n sizes, mine arrived just now, can't wait to try them but here's a pic to show the BT size 0 is about the...
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    This is fantastic mate, definitely a unique...

    This is fantastic mate, definitely a unique version of the mini, love the colours, conversions and the freehand. I've also been digging through your thread specifically for the samurai you did a few...
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    Looking great man, been watching quietly on...

    Looking great man, been watching quietly on instagram, if you're looking for some inspiration these kind of remind me of xhaan from farscape, not sure how many bald female busts there are out there...
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    Thanks guys, I only left my brush so long because...

    Thanks guys, I only left my brush so long because I wanted to try broken toad next, they had some supply issues for making them and then the shop I ordered from had a delay too. The GW brush is...
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    Theyre pretty good and you may be compensated for...

    Theyre pretty good and you may be compensated for the delay if it wasn't your fault, I ended up getting a bonus mini and one of the sculpted bases for glory for free (I had ordered glory without the...
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    I was a backer and mine got lost, they replaced...

    I was a backer and mine got lost, they replaced it and all was well for me but there are people left that have been getting more and more annoyed for the last few months. I feel sorry for Dameon...
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    I've got bigger w+n brushes still in tact but I'd...

    I've got bigger w+n brushes still in tact but I'd make a mess, I had to go buy an emergency £2 gw brush lol, I'm hoping the proper new brushes come soon but for now at least the gw one is good enough...
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    Really like the look of these, I've not had great...

    Really like the look of these, I've not had great experiences with Kickstarter so I tend to avoid it these days but I'll most likely end up getting some steam girls if they go to retail
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    Already asked for mine :) still trying to work out what the bit on her side/stomach is, I'm settling on random robotic looking thing
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    Yeah except I don't have any of the required...

    Yeah except I don't have any of the required stuff lol, I'll be googling Yakuza tattoos to keep the FBI guy inspecting my search history on his toes
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    Haven't seen it myself but it seems like it'll be...

    Haven't seen it myself but it seems like it'll be too packed with main characters, already read some spoilers but I think we can safely assume things won't stay the way the film supposedly ended for...
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    Thanks guys, chaotic youll have to wait a while...

    Thanks guys, chaotic youll have to wait a while til the whole thing is finished lol but hopefully kharn won't be much longer, haven't been able to paint much because my brush is wrecked, tried to sit...
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    I'll try to describe it, here's a pic of the back...

    I'll try to describe it, here's a pic of the back of the bunny ears which shows the earlier stages
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    I don't know if this technique is what bam calls juicing, it's kind of like bleed blending...
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    Cheers guys, gotta wait until Monday to find out...

    Cheers guys, gotta wait until Monday to find out the categories, not sure if it's a big enough competition for seperate bust categories, in the mean time I'm chipping away at kharn, hard to find time...
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    Yes, they've just shared this, first casts have...

    Yes, they've just shared this, first casts have arrived but it shows the sword is a seperate piece (2 in fact) in another pic they've showed the hands are also a seperate piece and they slot into the...
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    When in doubt, paint something with boobs :). ...

    When in doubt, paint something with boobs :). Also thanks Mr m, glad you like

    Unfortunately no time to do anything today, I have found all the bits for the KD ninja at least, I'm not particularly...
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    Who put money Inthe jukebox again lol Cheers...

    Who put money Inthe jukebox again lol

    Cheers guys, not done anything else been too busy keeping an eye on the competition rules, as it stands right now I'll probably dust off some old wip's, the...
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    Only if it's the big boobed kind

    Only if it's the big boobed kind
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    I thought that about the belly button too but...

    I thought that about the belly button too but when I zoomed in it looks like a ribbed tube, of course my tablet apparently does potato quality screen grabs. It got quite criticized for the blade...
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    If I could get paid £150 per model in my best...

    If I could get paid £150 per model in my best work instead of £4 per model painting like an 8 year old I might enjoy commissions a lot more haha great work mate and it's nice to see some orks again,...
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    Looks like the rules are changing this year, last...

    Looks like the rules are changing this year, last year it had to be a brand new project but this year looks like they are allowing previously started or finished minis, it's a bit off putting really...
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    That's pretty much what I did lol, I read I may...

    That's pretty much what I did lol, I read I may have pigeon holed myself into painting pretty ladies but I enjoy it anyway lol, plenty of stuff I still struggle with but give me a scantily clad lady...
  84. Thread: Brian's WIP

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    That turned out good! I must admit I wasn't...

    That turned out good! I must admit I wasn't expecting you to be at this level when you joined up
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    I think it's a double edged sword tbh. I think a...

    I think it's a double edged sword tbh. I think a lot of possibilities have opened since they can design on computer now and zoom right in to fix tiny details compared to doing it by hand in...
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    Cheers mate, the lower legs are the closest to...

    Cheers mate, the lower legs are the closest to being finished lol everything else is still pretty rough but I think it'll be easier to work on the gold when it's all together

    On closer inspection...
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    Cheers foxy. The trouble with these chaos dudes...

    Cheers foxy. The trouble with these chaos dudes is they tend to sprout new pi!be unexpectedly

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    My current plan is to get all the reds finished off and all the other parts stuck on...
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    Bams autocorrect versions of my username never...

    Bams autocorrect versions of my username never cease to amuse me haha I agree with him though, this is next level stuff right here, keep on plugging away at it
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    Wow well done mate :) I need to keep an eye out...

    Wow well done mate :) I need to keep an eye out for if my nearest gw ever does a competition,judging by the minis they show in the window I think I'd slay a local comp there :D

    I'm no fan of the...
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    Btw I forgot to mention in my critique before...

    Btw I forgot to mention in my critique before that it's really an outstanding piece of work mate, I forgot the bread in the poop sandwich my bad! Also I think you should name the new guy Snikt :D
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    Thanks everybody, krule I'm glad you like the...

    Thanks everybody, krule I'm glad you like the heat stress bits,I was a bit wary because it meant adding purple to the mini which isn't anywhere else at the moment but maybe a hint of purple to the...
  92. Thread: Canny's Wip

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    That shield is looking fantastic mate. I fear...

    That shield is looking fantastic mate. I fear the chaplain is edging towards dark silver more than black though
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    Something else I've just thought of which might...

    Something else I've just thought of which might be making it look off, I think it doesn't match the motion of the rest of the mini, helooks like he's running/jumping up that stone bit or at the very...
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    Looks great so far, not sure what you could do...

    Looks great so far, not sure what you could do for the cloth, maybe incorporate the colour of the beak so it maybe guides the eyes upwards towards the face?
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    Looking great mate, sounds like you're going in...

    Looking great mate, sounds like you're going in for quite a challenge going for the weathering award with infantry, maybe incorporate some rusty metals somewhere like on the base maybe? Not sure...
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    Very nice mate, my nitpick would be the drip drop...

    Very nice mate, my nitpick would be the drip drop off the blade too, I think a little translucence on the droplet would have looked great but might not be possible with the paint you're using,...
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    And now the overall tones of red are set, time...

    And now the overall tones of red are set, time for blending and some of those shades need to go deeper
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    I remember thinking there might be an issue with...

    I remember thinking there might be an issue with my camera, but it looks pretty close to how my eyes see it :p I did a rotation video of Zayna for Instagram but maybe that shows its the paint work...
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    Thanks guys, I didn't get alot done yesterday...

    Thanks guys, I didn't get alot done yesterday because I ended up getting a migraine but I hope to get more done today

    @guawol there's 2 possible explanations for that. First since ipretty much...
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    That nmm is looking fantastic on the helmet, just...

    That nmm is looking fantastic on the helmet, just when I think I'm getting to grips with it it turns out Ive got a long way to go, napoleonic soldier is looking great too
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    Great news mate :) glad he's ok

    Great news mate :) glad he's ok
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    Nice classic mini right there, as much as I love...

    Nice classic mini right there, as much as I love BB I think they've missed the mark with the new versions of star players, although the new Zug is one of the better ones I'm just not feeling it for...
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    Looks great mate, makes me thing I'm overthinking...

    Looks great mate, makes me thing I'm overthinking my nmm approach haha
  104. Thread: The Bunker

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    Congrats on getting gold and new and notable...

    Congrats on getting gold and new and notable mate, when my boob goblin was there the votes soared through the roof and it stays in the top submissions bit for 2 weeks or so, she's had almost twice as...
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    Voted :) nice little scene there

    Voted :) nice little scene there
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    Cheers guys, I was going to wait for more...

    Cheers guys, I was going to wait for more progress until I posted again but I ran into a problem, there's quite a big gap where the main body attached to the legs which I'll need to greenstuff and...
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    Looking good mate but he's no competition for...

    Looking good mate but he's no competition for Zayna's massive assets ;)
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    Thanks guys, I've been doing a bit of research on...

    Thanks guys, I've been doing a bit of research on that second circle and my conclusion is that it's just there to make it look right, I found some diagrams of real guns which have a similar circle...
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    Thanks mate,yeah I think the glow is done unless...

    Thanks mate,yeah I think the glow is done unless I slip with another colour lol, I might change the bit around the eyes of the skull though so it's more subtle and then do the actual eye as black...
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    Picture time, for some reason the gun pics came...

    Picture time, for some reason the gun pics came out sideways, I'm using a combination of glazes and stippling on the chains trying to get a dulled metal look, on the gun I've worked more on the skull...
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    Cheers guys, you're all keeping me going, really...

    Cheers guys, you're all keeping me going, really want to get on to the main body but I got obsessed with getting the pistol right haha so far every part has been stripped at least once which is...
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    I'm aiming for next year, it's pretty costly...

    I'm aiming for next year, it's pretty costly getting a bus or train up there plus I'm so slow at painting lol, I'm hoping to have multiple entries too so I'm giving myself plenty of time
  113. Thread: The Bunker

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    I've been quietly watching here :) I'm not a big...

    I've been quietly watching here :) I'm not a big fan of orcs so I've refrained from posting but the orc looks great with the goblin, looking forward to the farseer too, always been curious about...
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    Cheers guys, I really need to work on the body...

    Cheers guys, I really need to work on the body now so I can start gluing bits together :D
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    I saw that chrome marine too, it was pretty cool...

    I saw that chrome marine too, it was pretty cool but it looks weird reflecting real world objects instead of what would be on the battlefield, like on the table it's going to be reflecting the...
  116. Thread: 10 balls WIP

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    Congratulations Lee, deserved more but still more...

    Congratulations Lee, deserved more but still more trophies for the cabinet
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    Thanks mate, I spent some more time doing the...

    Thanks mate, I spent some more time doing the heat stressed metal on the panels of the barrel, I've also done a rough glow to start off with, I need to finish the skull before I can properly tweak it...
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    Ah I see, I was thinking like coffee mug stains...

    Ah I see, I was thinking like coffee mug stains where the pigment seems to gather around the edge of the wet spot, tide marks might be the correct term for what you meant though :D that's a nice...
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    Well I might as well forget about an aos squad...

    Well I might as well forget about an aos squad entry for GD lol awesome stuff
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    What are you using to make glazes? I use lahmian...

    What are you using to make glazes? I use lahmian medium which rarely if ever leaves tide marks, it's one of the main reasons I use it, I tried water on its own but that left tide marks much easier
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    All I really plan is a blue glaze along the power...

    All I really plan is a blue glaze along the power line thing under the coils and the skull bit right next to the coils, I think stripping it helped, I think the recesses had become too clogged in...
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    After about an hour's work here's where we are,...

    After about an hour's work here's where we are, experimented with a bone handle but didn't like it so I'll probably paint it black, aiming for a brushed metal look this time, the plates around the...
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    I only have one vma metallic but it's lovely,...

    I only have one vma metallic but it's lovely, great coverage and nice and thin straight out of a bottle, the scale 75 ones are nice but I find coverage to be an issue for base coating, after that the...
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    And here's me giving up on my knight after a...

    And here's me giving up on my knight after a month or less lol
  125. Thread: Bailey03's WIP

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    Looking great mate, coincidentally I have that...

    Looking great mate, coincidentally I have that same talent for putting my finger in green stuff that's not dry yet, seems silly when we're used to avoiding wet paint while painting but I've also had...
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    Missed the response before but yes I have the...

    Missed the response before but yes I have the same trouble with scale 75, maybe a side effect of using them with brush instead of airbrush but it can take forever to get a solid colour with the...
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    Looking great, those claws have come outside lot...

    Looking great, those claws have come outside lot nicer than I was picturing in my head
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    Perhaps I'm overthinking it but I do plan to take...

    Perhaps I'm overthinking it but I do plan to take it to GD next year, i was surprised to find my Mrs quite supportive of the idea despite her being left with 3 kids for a day or two. So aside from...
  129. I've heard that after a certain amount of votes...

    I've heard that after a certain amount of votes the system tries to remove some that might be spammed, usually I hear it about people voting 1 just to drag scores down but it might work for too many...
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    Trouble is that makes the blue go in the recesses...

    Trouble is that makes the blue go in the recesses which is the opposite of what I want, I've started with white and as carefully as I could painted the coils blue but its easy for the blue to get in...
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    If I had some white ink it would be 10x easier...

    If I had some white ink it would be 10x easier but oh well, it's looking a bit better now I think, also the artwork I'm referencing had the eyes in the skull as vents too so I've started on that, I...
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    Thanks mate, think the glow needs a bit of...

    Thanks mate, think the glow needs a bit of smoothing on the edges but overall I'm pleased, think I'm going to have to suck it up and basically freehand the coil lines in, tried watery white paint but...
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    You'll find yourself doing that more and more,...

    You'll find yourself doing that more and more, cloth is pretty straight forward, metal can be more difficult, if you look up zenithal priming some people do that to give a guide of how things should...
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    Photos are really unforgiving but I'm struggling...

    Photos are really unforgiving but I'm struggling a bit to get the paint to cooperate, what I'm trying to do is paint the coils blue and the gaps between them white but it's proving difficult to get...
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    That's more or less how I paint lol,glazing most...

    That's more or less how I paint lol,glazing most of the way, I do start off with thicker glazes though to sketch out highlights faster, labour of love accurately describes the process :D
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    I would say forest base but limit the greens on...

    I would say forest base but limit the greens on it, he's already going to be quite green without the base so I think more along the lines of dirt and maybe tree roots or a fallen branch, a simple...
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    Some more work done on the pistol today, mostly...

    Some more work done on the pistol today, mostly trying to make the coils and gun metal look better, also added a place holder shine on the gold partstoo
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    When you click on the shop section it changes to...

    When you click on the shop section it changes to the Https secure site but I can't claim I know anything about hacking, I assume it's safe, the only thing that might be reason for concern is that the...
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    Hmm turns out I have to push a button to see that...

    Hmm turns out I have to push a button to see that on my tablet, don't know what it means though


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    Haven't had any warnings like that myself, have...

    Haven't had any warnings like that myself, have you had any internet problems lately? Sometimes my internet starts playing up and I get warnings like that for every site I try to open
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    All obey hypno-boobs

    All obey hypno-boobs
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    It's hard to even believe that's nmm so good job!

    It's hard to even believe that's nmm so good job!
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    I did give a very thin barely there glaze of the...

    I did give a very thin barely there glaze of the darkest red over all the red parts which hasn't changed it much but did tone it down enough that it should be a little darker than higher up red...
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    Love that trick myself lol, always that one...

    Love that trick myself lol, always that one little bugger hiding away somewhere
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    Cheers guys, I tried leaving it a dark grey/black...

    Cheers guys, I tried leaving it a dark grey/black and stippling some lighter colours on it but it just looked messy and hard to see what was actually going on, by that point the chains were getting...
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    Hey I think I know that girl!

    Hey I think I know that girl!
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    From what I can see it looks pretty good but I'd...

    From what I can see it looks pretty good but I'd suggest adding a part with a blank background to make it a little easier to read the mini
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    So I'm pretty stuck with these chains, here's...

    So I'm pretty stuck with these chains, here's where I've tried sketching in some colours to see if it helps
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    It's not been much help though, I don't want them to be too shiny and they're...
  149. Thread: The Bunker

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    Gotta say you completely nailed it mate, the skin...

    Gotta say you completely nailed it mate, the skin totally took me by surprise in a good way! See what happens when you free yourself from chasing someone else's styles and abilities!
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    The skin looks lovely to me, I like the subtle...

    The skin looks lovely to me, I like the subtle tone variations in it. As for the nails how about bone/ivory with browning towards where they meet the skin? Will tie in a bit with the gold and be a...
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    Same here just took the earliest me I still had...

    Same here just took the earliest me I still had pictures of which at the time I was really pleased with but you can see how dated it is now
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    Thanks s+s :) I started up a thread hoping to...

    Thanks s+s :) I started up a thread hoping to demonstrate my point in your thread...
  153. Post the first mini you painted followed by the most recent

    Or the earliest one you have or still have pictures of, the point of this exercise is hopefully as a demonstration that no matter where you are on the path now we all started out at roughly the same...
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    Thanks mate, yeah there'll be weathering later,...

    Thanks mate, yeah there'll be weathering later, currently the plan is paint it clean and weather later,I don't have anything to build the base on right now so I'm sort of waiting til I know exactly...
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    It's off to a good start mate, don't worry...

    It's off to a good start mate, don't worry yourself too much, when youre watching youtube or DVDs these people have painted for hundreds or thousands of hours so it's bound to look easy but pick any...
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    Quick picture update, almost there, that foot...

    Quick picture update, almost there, that foot touching the floor need some attention, first pic is roughly the view from the front if he were on a base
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  157. Thread: The Bunker

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    The green tint looks cool, the metal work is...

    The green tint looks cool, the metal work is lovely too, nice contrast to the clean shiny style I've seen on other versions
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    Voted and commented, good job! The nurgle squad...

    Voted and commented, good job! The nurgle squad looks great all togethertoo
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    I love the vibrant colours flameon uses and his...

    I love the vibrant colours flameon uses and his nmm is off the charts (although a little over the top for my tastes but well executed) hopefully soon kharn will come together once more pieces are...
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    Looking good but that sounds like a lot of time...

    Looking good but that sounds like a lot of time for a base coat to me, maybe paint is a little too thin? Something I do when I'm base coating lighter colours is to first paint it white, painting for...
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    Oh yeah that cloth looks awesome now mate

    Oh yeah that cloth looks awesome now mate
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    Thanks for the feedback mate, you might be right...

    Thanks for the feedback mate, you might be right but it's something I can evaluate later, the back of the legs stay accessible after the body is attached, it's mainly the front of them that becomes...
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    I agree bam, I'm always in awe at stuff using...

    I agree bam, I'm always in awe at stuff using more desaturated colours or more realistic styles too but there's just something that draws me in with these super vibrant colours.

    Foxy I'd like to...
  164. Thread: The Bunker

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    I don't think it needs freehand but if anything...

    I don't think it needs freehand but if anything I'd try and incorporate that pattern on the body armour somewhere else, maybe the cloak or shoulder pads

    Also I agree with you on the second part,...
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    Cheers tee, I just need to continue this standard...

    Cheers tee, I just need to continue this standard across the whole mini and at least 5 more, way right? Lol

    Joce: yeah you're right, I've read a few different tricks, using some flesh colours and...
  166. Thread: The Bunker

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    Love the little goblin mate and I'm looking...

    Love the little goblin mate and I'm looking forward to seeing that bust painted, she's a beauty
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    Cheers guys, reds are hard when you try to...

    Cheers guys, reds are hard when you try to highlight towards white, I've read about using a bit of yellow and white mixed in with red but I didn't like it when I tried it, luckily in this case I...
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    You guys are all golden! No idea what I do that...

    You guys are all golden! No idea what I do that gives me the style it just sort of happens, I've been working on the reds this morning thinking it'll help with the nmm illusion and blocked in some of...
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    Thanks mate, still plugging away at it, the front...

    Thanks mate, still plugging away at it, the front still looks rough but it's bed time so maybe after a sleep I'll have a better idea of what I'm trying to do

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  170. Thread: Brian's WIP

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    My girlfriend fell into that trap, she was very...

    My girlfriend fell into that trap, she was very excited that she managed to find about 6 75mm models for £40 for all of them which immediately set alarm bells ringing, sure enough a bunch of recasts...
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    Looking good mate, my only suggestion is to try...

    Looking good mate, my only suggestion is to try and blend the darker blood spots with the lighter parts of posible, otherwise it's great
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    Lol krule, you don't want to know how long it...

    Lol krule, you don't want to know how long it took me to notice I had a dynamic reference right in front of me all along :D

    Quick update on the foot, mainly working the gold for now, the front...
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    Here comes mister angry! I'm taking it slow, one...

    Here comes mister angry! I'm taking it slow, one leg at a time, perhaps choosing nmm on something I hope will be a competition piece was foolish, perhaps it was genius, we shall see!

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    Hope all goes well with your bro mate

    Hope all goes well with your bro mate
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    I just planted a seed, you're the one who pulled...

    I just planted a seed, you're the one who pulled an awesome freehand out of it, kudos for having the bravery to get rid of what already looked awesome and more kudos for making it even better this...
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    So I don't have any progress to show just a short...

    So I don't have any progress to show just a short disaster story of the evening's events. Kharn arrived today so I did some planning, got myself a small shopping list of the other marines I wanted...
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    Agree with Mr Jim, there's no big secret, it's...

    Agree with Mr Jim, there's no big secret, it's just patience and perepersever. I don't consciously black line but due to my painting method it happens naturally from all the glazing in most cases,...
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    In addition to what bam said about blending,when...

    In addition to what bam said about blending,when I first started learning the technique I would layer colours down first then use juicing or glazing to blend them together, it can be helpful to still...
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    Awesome work, perhaps to go along with the...

    Awesome work, perhaps to go along with the symbols you could go with a cthulu skull which hopefully not need too much modifying, lots of references on google for them
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    My internet is playing up again today so I'm just...

    My internet is playing up again today so I'm just posting while it's working, no pic update yet though

    Frzn that chaos guy looks cool, I got the basic idea of loaded brush but it's just not...
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    That chaos guy is nice, the nmm looks good and...

    That chaos guy is nice, the nmm looks good and impressive use of loaded brush
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    I love hasslefree minis but they are tiny...

    I love hasslefree minis but they are tiny compared to most other companies, I have a load of them I bought way before I was ready for the size difference lol. The reaper but looks to be a bit...
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    You're off to a good start, from what I've been...

    You're off to a good start, from what I've been seeing in my research the pieces that come down on the side of the face could use more contrast, using the blade as a reference for the light source...
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    I like it, always liked Tyranids but don't think...

    I like it, always liked Tyranids but don't think I ever painted one, they're not a good army choice for those who get bored of painting similar minis in similar colours lol might have to pick...
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    Haven't even been brave enough to try loaded...

    Haven't even been brave enough to try loaded brush, in theory it sounds simple but I'd rather stick with what I know for now to get the desired effect, I probably won't do more painting tonight, I...
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    Really like that style of nmm, it's an end goal...

    Really like that style of nmm, it's an end goal but for now I'll stick to the basics lol, I saw a video with Tommy Soule talking about his thoughts on nmm, it was both not helpful and helpful at the...
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    I normally bypass the front page and come...

    I normally bypass the front page and come straight to the forum but I noticed Zayna got an extra 10 or more votes out of nowhere since this morning, I'm pretty pleased about this (it's a first for...
  188. Thread: The Bunker

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    Honestly this looks great to me far superior to...

    Honestly this looks great to me far superior to anything I could do at that scale
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    I've been hanging my head against a wall with it...

    I've been hanging my head against a wall with it lol, I watched the painting Buddha video with the stormcast again and stuff started to click, mainly the actual colour choices (don't use grey!) And...
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    Yeah I see it a lot around here, there's certain...

    Yeah I see it a lot around here, there's certain members like yourself, tenball, Andyg and bailey, sproket skeletette etc. etc. who seem to have a great understanding of almost every technique or at...
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    I can be a bit thick skilled about stuff, I can...

    I can be a bit thick skilled about stuff, I can be told or read about stuff a hundred times but until it clicks in my head it doesn't stick lol (metals are a prime example, I must've researched and...
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    Nice SBS mate, that's basically how I do all my...

    Nice SBS mate, that's basically how I do all my blending, the only difference being I don't use thinned washes and usually layer or basic wet blend the stuff first, glaze to smooth out, works like a...
  193. Thread: Canny's Wip

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    Papa smurf and co. are only blue on the outside,...

    Papa smurf and co. are only blue on the outside, blood for the blood god! RaaaarrRaaaaaa gghhh
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    Thanks guys it's good to know I was on the right...

    Thanks guys it's good to know I was on the right path at least,if I'd sorted the blends out I probably would have been surprised with myself. I've been looking around a bit and it seems like my...
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    Trying again on a different one, here's how far...

    Trying again on a different one, here's how far I've got then I realised one arm goes right across the chest blocking most light, tried to add a bit of reflective colour but I'm still not seeing the...
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    Looks good to me, I don't think it looks too...

    Looks good to me, I don't think it looks too blocky in the gradients, gives a more natural looking cloth to my eyes
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    I like the cloth colour but for the effect you...

    I like the cloth colour but for the effect you want I think using your fade colour as the highlight for the bluish part and maybe have it coming from the sides too? Glazing the cream colour you have...
  198. Thread: The Bunker

    by Sicks
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    I know the feeling lol, don't even have a...

    I know the feeling lol, don't even have a computer so I had to download an app just to do that to post here and it doesn't have very many options
  199. Thread: Mally's WIP

    by Sicks
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    Lol I think it's just getting slow around here,...

    Lol I think it's just getting slow around here, facebook and Instagram get quicker responses generally, I'm sure he'll poke his head in at some point, he's painting a bust at the moment which is the...
  200. Thread: The Bunker

    by Sicks
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    I'm not able to vote yet on p+p but good on this...

    I'm not able to vote yet on p+p but good on this one mate, checked your gallery here too light its not up yet
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