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  1. When I say interest, I mean that she found it fun...

    When I say interest, I mean that she found it fun to 'point and paint' for about 2 minutes, and then got bored. I'm not expecting a convert, just more interaction than before.

    Thanks for the...
  2. Picked myself up an airbrush and compressor set....

    Picked myself up an airbrush and compressor set. So far I've just used it to paint up terrain, but it's been great fun to play around with. Interestingly, the other half suddenly has taken a lot more...
  3. Thread: Airbrushes

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    Airbrushes

    For a while now, I've been interested in trying out using an airbrush. Problem is, I don't know anyone who has one, and all the advice I've seen is to avoid buying something really cheap to test the...
  4. A couple of new submissions added to my gallery....

    A couple of new submissions added to my gallery. I'd really appreciate the clicks to get me to 50 ratings, as these guys are a distinct improvement to my previous work but currently not rated enough...
  5. That's a great suggestion. Zooming in on my pic,...

    That's a great suggestion. Zooming in on my pic, I think I might have already achieved the technique a little by accident on her torso :struggle:
  6. Some further progress 63013

    Some further progress

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  7. No posts for a while but I've been quite busy...

    No posts for a while but I've been quite busy painting up a range of different things: Zombicide hordes, a Skaven Blood Bowl Team and the new Necromunda gangs.

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    These are beautiful. Great choice of colours, and...

    These are beautiful. Great choice of colours, and the variety of textures is so nice to look at. A breath of fresh air in comparison to the typically flat gold approach
  9. It's quite difficult to make out details on the...

    It's quite difficult to make out details on the smaller photos so I can't really comment there, but looks like you are off to a good start. I would suggest toning down the blue on the skin slightly....
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    That is stunning. Great colour choice. Great...

    That is stunning. Great colour choice. Great texture
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    Agreed on the lovely skin tones. What scale is...

    Agreed on the lovely skin tones. What scale is this?
  12. I've managed to compete the rest of the...

    I've managed to compete the rest of the investigators. Happy with the decent tabletop standard - probably appropriate for the quality of the casting.

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    And some close ups on individuals
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    Kings of War: Vanguard

    Any one else backing this or have experience with previous Mantic Kickstarters?

    I'm in for the Giant Pledge, Dwarf Resins and Dwarf Warband
  14. A couple of better quality photos 61620 ...

    A couple of better quality photos

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  15. The previous photo really highlighted how poor a...

    The previous photo really highlighted how poor a colour choice the original skin colour was. I've blended in a load of reds and purples, followed by some extra highlights and he looks a little less...
  16. Getting started with the investigators. These...

    Getting started with the investigators. These figures are much more fun. The minis have great character, which makes me want to do a top job, and a nice variety of different surfaces and styles to...
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    I've used clamps on things like Airfix models....

    I've used clamps on things like Airfix models. They work well in certain circumstances, but given you have mentioned GW and kingdom death I suspect it may not be what you need (if it's a land raider...
  18. I think a combination of the size of the star...

    I think a combination of the size of the star spawn and a change in mindset really helped. I stopped thinking of the remainder as minis to paint to the best of my ability and just went for 'good...
  19. Absolutely. I've given the whole lot of then an...

    Absolutely. I've given the whole lot of then an black undercoat to speed matters up (normally I go for white) and I'm going to bring out some batch painting
  20. In better news, I did complete the Battlesuit I...

    In better news, I did complete the Battlesuit I posted WIPs of earlier. I'll aim to take some decent snaps of him this evening once the matt varnish dries
  21. Worst miniature painting ever!

    Ignoring the hyperbole of the title, these guys were horrible to do. I'm really regretting buying Mansions of Madness primarily for the minis right now. Hopefully I'll get a little more onto the...
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    Next investment

    Hi,

    Ive recently invested in a low end SLR (Canon E400D), a cheap light box, tripod, and can use my phone as a remote trigger. The camera came with a stock lens. What I'm wondering about is...
  23. A few more highlights and details added 61060

    A few more highlights and details added

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  24. Thanks for the advice. I'll definitely take on...

    Thanks for the advice. I'll definitely take on board the thoughts about boosting the highlighting. I really want to stay away from the model looking like a white line has been drawn along each edge,...
  25. Progressing nicely 60929

    Progressing nicely

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    How about very gently heating the tyres to...

    How about very gently heating the tyres to slightly flatten the bit which touches the ground. Might be a nice way to simulate a bunch of cars that have been left abandoned, and would also help...
  27. Mid-way through a new battlesuit. Tried magnetic...

    Mid-way through a new battlesuit. Tried magnetic weapons for the first time and very happy with the result. Unfortunately he does appear to be armed with a pair of gigantic penises.

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    For...
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    Really enjoy reading this thread. Great to see...

    Really enjoy reading this thread. Great to see the improvement over a series of minis; gives me some hope that I'll see some improvement, although you so seem rather more prolific than I am :) ...
  29. Now that I can take some better photos, it would...

    Now that I can take some better photos, it would be great to get some C&C on these.


    The first mini I painted - In hindsight, I would probably have been better starting with some troops.
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  30. No more bad photos. Just bad paint jobs... 59877

    No more bad photos. Just bad paint jobs... 59877
  31. One more done. Apologies for the truly awful...

    One more done. Apologies for the truly awful photos in the previous post. Not quite sure what happened, as in theory they should have been better than in the past, as I've just got a tripod and...
  32. Been rather busy. Working hard to increase the...

    Been rather busy. Working hard to increase the depth and consistency of my shades and highlights. While the techniques seem to be sinking into muscle memory, it's not quite looking like I want it to...
  33. Thread: Nakatan`s WIPs

    by silasvb
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    This is quite possibly my new favourite paint...

    This is quite possibly my new favourite paint job. The ogre was my first ever mini so I have a bit of a soft spot for him. I just can't believe how good this finish is. The detail is so understated,...
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    Some Miscellaneous Questions

    I have a couple of miscellaneous questions that have been bugging me over the last couple of months with regards to CMON. Not sure whether this is the right place to ask them, apologies if not. Here...
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    Any chance of rotating the images? The jeans...

    Any chance of rotating the images?

    The jeans look great, but the skin, particularly on the second mini, looks very patchy and could probably do with another coat.

    I'd also suggest changing the...
  36. Gamification

    Browsing through some of the older WIP threads, I came across the great idea of gamification of ones painting. This can act in two ways; first, to motivate activity, and second, to control Mini...
  37. Mound lines everywhere

    Getting into the details now, and getting quite a shock about just how many mould lines I missed. It's a bit late to sort on this one, but should hopefully help finding they in advance on the next...
  38. Got quite 5 hours or so done today. Pretty happy...

    Got quite 5 hours or so done today. Pretty happy so far. Any suggestions for colours for the Las pistol?

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  39. Blue coming along nicely. Certainly far easier to...

    Blue coming along nicely. Certainly far easier to shade than the red

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  40. The real world and buying a house got a little in...

    The real world and buying a house got a little in the way of doing anything, but I have finally managed to finish the group. Quality didn't quite end up where I was hoping for, but I found myself...
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    I can spot a couple of mould lines on the weapons...

    I can spot a couple of mould lines on the weapons haft's.

    Colour wise, perhaps avoid having very similar shades on the wood and hair of models, particularly as the wood grain detail is at a...
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    The colour scheme on your human Blood Bowl team...

    The colour scheme on your human Blood Bowl team is stunning.
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    This. I saw your earlier post about not...

    This.

    I saw your earlier post about not getting to 50 votes so was going through your gallery and saw I'd already voted on the plinth. I'd given it a really low score as I'd skimmed it and thought...
  44. Thread: paintRack?

    by silasvb
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    I do. Nice idea, but I never seem to use it. This...

    I do. Nice idea, but I never seem to use it. This may be that I have a small paint collection though so it's easy to keep track of. I think there's a free demo version to trial as well
  45. Watched a couple. Perhaps I need to think 'thin...

    Watched a couple. Perhaps I need to think 'thin layers' more, and 'thinned paint' less.

    Really appreciate the time you guys have taken to give me your thoughts
  46. Quite a bit, but sometimes a bit inconsistently....

    Quite a bit, but sometimes a bit inconsistently. I'm aiming the 'milky' consistency people talk about here, and usually go for 33/33/33 water, paint, thinner. The results seem very inconsistent...
  47. Thanks for taking the time to give your thoughts....

    Thanks for taking the time to give your thoughts.

    Completely agree with the boots. They were painted as an afterthought, but I've tried to add a bit more depth to them.

    With regards to the...
  48. Didn't quite go to plan. I blame the colour...

    Didn't quite go to plan. I blame the colour scheme entirely on watching the England vs Wales game.

    Still need to finish off the Lasrifle and the numeral on the shoulder.

    Fairly happy with how...
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    Only a little tiny bit is needed (I have an empty...

    Only a little tiny bit is needed (I have an empty Vallejo bottle filled with some so that it's easily available and can be dispensed in small amounts). It helps a load, particularly when you are...
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    Have you tried adding a little bit of washing up...

    Have you tried adding a little bit of washing up liquid to your home made wash?
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    This is absolutely mental! Much more interesting...

    This is absolutely mental! Much more interesting than painting silly little bits of plastic.

    Cant wait to see how it turns out.

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    Thanks Dragonsreach, I guess I shall try with a...

    Thanks Dragonsreach, I guess I shall try with a small purchase to see if I like the style. I've been trawling through eBay, and everything seems to be sold as painted units at similar or above new...
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    Mantic/Kings of War

    I'm just getting back into modelling, so very short of models to paint. At the moment, I'm more interested in getting minis that are interesting to paint than following any particular faction or...
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    Awesome WD feature. Artist showcase was always me...

    Awesome WD feature. Artist showcase was always me favourite bit. It felt like the galleries had so much more character than the Eavy Metal output. I lost interest in WD around 06, when this sort of...
  55. Each time I've thought about camouflage, I've...

    Each time I've thought about camouflage, I've been thinking about doing it on the jacket - I keep discounting it because I think it tends to look very badly done on minis - having it on the legs as a...
  56. Genestealer cult

    Tau drones and fire warriors varnished and put away, never to see the light of day again. I think it's fair to say that looking at them now, particularly in photographs, a huge number of flaws become...
  57. A few more pictures from the paintstation... ...

    A few more pictures from the paintstation...

    It turns out that trying to batch paint Tau drones is a bit of a chore, so I've done a pretty lazy 2-coat job on them and are using the nice flat top...
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    I'd pictured some of the earlier figures (Phil...

    I'd pictured some of the earlier figures (Phil and Josh) in some kind of desert environment (I had a couple of scenes from Breaking Bad in mind), but the more recent ones seem more and more urban....
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    Do you have any plans for the bases?

    Do you have any plans for the bases?
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    Big fan of the yellow. Claw on the right hand...

    Big fan of the yellow. Claw on the right hand mini could perhaps benefit from a bit more depth
  61. Cheers for the link Octavian. Amazing articles....

    Cheers for the link Octavian. Amazing articles. I'd seen the knight here before, and absolutely loved it. Kinda daunting though - sky's the limit in what you can do I guess. Considering I've been...
  62. Of the snaps in my first post, I think the middle...

    Of the snaps in my first post, I think the middle photo is the best quality. Do people agree with this?
  63. Thanks Krulebear. I'm with you on the photos. I...

    Thanks Krulebear. I'm with you on the photos. I get the impression that there is a huge jump in the quality of photos at around 6.5 so there is no doubt that this is something Ill have to get spot on...
  64. A WhIP to skip (silasvb's WIP and painting log)

    Hi all,

    Please excuse a new WIP log from another beginner; I hope not to offend anyone. My objective is to use this to primarily monitor my own progress, but any thoughts from more experienced...
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    The level of detail you provide here is...

    The level of detail you provide here is invaluable to someone new to all this. Particularly explaining why you choose to take steps, and not just what you have done. The results look amazing as well....
  66. Just browsing the gallery and saw this. Perhaps...

    Just browsing the gallery and saw this. Perhaps it might be a useful reference:

    http://www.coolminiornot.com/407239
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    Thanks. Maybe time to give grey a go. Is this...

    Thanks. Maybe time to give grey a go. Is this typical of white primers on the whole, or just the Vallejo range?
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    I've only ever tried the one pot of Vallejo...

    I've only ever tried the one pot of Vallejo brush-on primers (white) - I found that I needed to use 3-4 coats to get half-decent coverage, and that this was causing noticeable build-up obscuring some...
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    The marine is stunning. What scale is it?

    The marine is stunning. What scale is it?
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    I'm in a situation pretty similar to you...

    I'm in a situation pretty similar to you (returning to the hobby after a while off) and I've got to say I'm incredibly jealous of the stuff you are turning out here, and the rate of improvement...
  71. Mobile theme - accessing my account content

    'My Account' content is not supported when using Mobile theme, but theme is configured under My Account. Now that I have tried the mobile theme I don't seem to be able to change back out of it.
  72. Moving on the the next two Fire Warriors I've got...

    Moving on the the next two Fire Warriors I've got a chance to test your advice. Following photos are show skin following 4 layers of base base colour, one layer of shading and I layer of wash....
  73. In that case, I'll try and follow one of the wet...

    In that case, I'll try and follow one of the wet palette tutorials tonight. Hopefully that'll help me with mixed colour consistencies somewhat.

    Thanks for taking the time to reply.
  74. Thanks for the thoughts here. In the short term...

    Thanks for the thoughts here. In the short term I'm reasonably limited in what I can do with regards to photography. I can't quite justify spelling out for a camera, and I'm severely space limited....
  75. Thanks for the comments. In hindsight I think you...

    Thanks for the comments. In hindsight I think you are spot on about the patchiness.

    I've unfortunately got a very limited palette at the moment (couldn't justify shelling out on lots of paints...
  76. Figure Painting after 10 years - Advice sought

    Hi All,

    Growing up I used to love figure painting and modelling, but stopped when I was around 15. Having a slow Xmas so thought I'd give it another go... The results so far seem OK, but I'd love...
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    the reason ultramarines suck is that they are...

    the reason ultramarines suck is that they are boring.
    all the othe r chapters have something more interesting about them.
    People paint ultramarines because blue is easy and looks good and 4 or 5...
  78. Thread: Metal

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    @dragonsreach. cheers for the tutorial link. its...

    @dragonsreach. cheers for the tutorial link.
    its a great help.
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    try getting static grass. your base is looking...

    try getting static grass.

    your base is looking really cool but needs colour/color and static grass will help this.

    Make it in small compact clumps and leave it for hours before trying to shake...
  80. Thread: Metal

    by silasvb
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    :) I\'m going to get a block of empine...

    :)

    I\'m going to get a block of empine infantry as most of my painting is really dark and murky.
    I\'m going to try painting them really bright with shining armout and swords.
    chers:)
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    you think you did fine:bouncy: me hopes so to. ...

    you think you did fine:bouncy:
    me hopes so to.

    Im also new here as well so please look at my mini\'s and tell me whats wrong with them.
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    using a model will be far easier than the...

    using a model will be far easier than the matchstick method but i would love to see your results as i have never tried casting something like this.
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    looks soo much better with one shoulder pad. two...

    looks soo much better with one shoulder pad.
    two makes it look unbalanced:flip:
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    Orbs model has just ruined my dreams. it reminds...

    Orbs model has just ruined my dreams.
    it reminds me of those plastic cowboys and indians i had when i was little.
    the model could at least have some emotion:(
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    If you are painting a display model on a large or...

    If you are painting a display model on a large or spectacular base it is definately worth pinning as explained above.
    i have descovered that if you use the paper clips with a plastic coating you can...
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    this is amazing. im looking foreward to see...

    this is amazing.

    im looking foreward to see the complete model.

    just out of interest is it plasticard you are using.

    i tried to produce a similar idea on a smaller scale myself
    but gave up...
  87. if you can afford it forge world might have some...

    if you can afford it forge world might have some imperial resin kits that would help build the tail.

    try using balsa wood covered with plasticard and green stuff for the body

    Good luck:D
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    wheels are pretty hard to get right. as...

    wheels are pretty hard to get right.
    as suggested above use balsa wood, green stuff and cardboard but score a grain into the balsa wood and coat it with a couple of layers of PVA.
    - Balsa wood...
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    :flame:to make an evil Nec army use large units...

    :flame:to make an evil Nec army use large units of grave guard as a basis supported by smaller zombie and skeleton units.
    the grave guard create a solid basis for the army and the necromancers who...
  90. Thread: WIP V

    by silasvb
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    @tidoco2222 nice axe. the metal tones are...

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    nice axe. the metal tones are soooooo nice and smooth
    did you use wet or dry blending cos my attempts with dry all come out flaky ;)
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    this is an unusual thing to try but if you are...

    this is an unusual thing to try but if you are trying to blend two blues for example mix a small amout of red or orange into both colours. - not enough to significantly change the tone.
    this red...
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    try dark flesh as a basecoat and highlight it...

    try dark flesh as a basecoat and highlight it with dwarf flesh and then elf flesh:moon:
  93. Thread: Metal

    by silasvb
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    thankyou very much for this advice.

    thankyou very much for this advice.
  94. Thread: Metal

    by silasvb
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    Metal

    is there anyone out there who can help me with painting metal. I am a OK with doing chainmail as you can simply layer it with different metalic paints but i have a big problem with plate mail.
    When...
  95. if you just base it it will look far better even...

    if you just base it it will look far better even without changing any of the model
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