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    Mr. Blackadder, you are a constant source of...

    Mr. Blackadder, you are a constant source of inspiration. It is a genuine joy to see such a well realised piece of work. A respectful bow in your direction, sir.
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    Tamiya's good - I use them all the time for the...

    Tamiya's good - I use them all the time for the same reason you're thinking about it.
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    +1 for irridescents. I use Mr. Hobby, but there...

    +1 for irridescents. I use Mr. Hobby, but there are several brands available. Failing that, paint it silver and shade/highlight strongly, then glaze a few times with green ink, or maybe even Tamiya...
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    you can shade with dark blue, and highlight by...

    you can shade with dark blue, and highlight by progressively adding a little white. This will result in a pinkish/washed out highlight, but then glaze over the mid/highlights with red ink a few times...
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    MaXXxxx's post is pretty comprehensive, but...

    MaXXxxx's post is pretty comprehensive, but basically, it's probably OK as long as you write a bit below the pic that explains that you didn't paint it, and, preferably, who did (if they have an...
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    Sticky: very sad to read that. She was always super nice...

    very sad to read that. She was always super nice here, and very helpful and welcoming to everyone. She was always so willing to share her knowledge of pigments with folks.

    :(
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    really nice. The variety of colour tones keeps...

    really nice. The variety of colour tones keeps you interested, and the texture on that hat is inspiring some serious jealousy over here. Top rate stuff.
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    for undercoat, as MAXXxxx said, a quick dusting...

    for undercoat, as MAXXxxx said, a quick dusting is really enough. start to spray off the model, then skoosh it past. Turn mini to a new angle, repeat. The model will look grey-ish, but just bear in...
  9. as folks have said, painting more is a surefire...

    as folks have said, painting more is a surefire way to improve. Also, as DR said, black is a bit of a bugger, but adding blue as a highlight is more effective than grey. Another useful tip is to have...
  10. [H] Ebay various rare/OOP minis [W] paypal (ebay)

    Hi all,

    This is just a quick heads-up for anyone who may be interested. I'm selling a number of things on ebay at the moment which are rather hard to come by (some more so than others, but...
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    Hi Bailey - well, the samurai is looking awesome...

    Hi Bailey - well, the samurai is looking awesome already. How you get those skin tones I'll never know. That said, reading your blog looks like it'll point me in the right direction :)

    Oh, and...
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    Many thanks, MAXXxxx. I hadn't thought to check...

    Many thanks, MAXXxxx. I hadn't thought to check other models from the same range - good idea, that - cheers :)

    I'm away back to Scotland for the summer shortly, but once I get back I'll stick it...
  13. I used this bit for my not-dremel to carve out a...

    I used this bit for my not-dremel to carve out a hole in the bottom of my Tantalus for a GW flying stand. If you drill a starter hole with a regular, biggish drill bit you can use the bit pictured to...
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    Looking for information on a model

    Hello all - long time no see. Humblest apologies for lurking so much of late *MiJ bows deeply*


    Anyway, I have a question I hope somebody can help me with. I'm thinking to sell a larger scale...
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    ho hum. all quiet on the bidding front, it would...

    ho hum. all quiet on the bidding front, it would appear. Last 24hrs. A few interested parties, no bids. I'll just away and sing the "nobody loves me, everybody hates me, I think I'll go and eat...
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    Well, she's up. Many thanks for all your help....

    Well, she's up. Many thanks for all your help. Fingers crossed I get a decent price for her. She'll be missed *sniff* *rubs corner of eye mournfully*
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    ebay - Studio McVey Ar-Fienel

    Well, I'm selling my Ar-Fienel from Studio McVey. Gorgeous, gorgeous model, but one that is just sitting in my cupboard of shame accumulating value. Time to let her go, methinks.
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    sorry for the delay in responding, guys - I had...

    sorry for the delay in responding, guys - I had had to clear my auto-logins for my PC and hadnt realised that (obvs) included CMoN. So, I havent actually been logged in, and thus missed the fact that...
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    Thanks a lot for the input, folks, it's much...

    Thanks a lot for the input, folks, it's much appreciated. I shall set about learning the ins and outs of selling on ebay, and put up a quick FYI post for the peeps here once I'm ready to start the...
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    how much is an Ar-Fienel these days?

    Hello everyone :) Long time no post. I've been mega busy with work/family/etc recently. Anyway, I hope you are all well. I'm posting to ask a question. Like the thread title says, does anyone know...
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    lovely work on those chaos hounds. I always...

    lovely work on those chaos hounds. I always thought they were particularly nice minis, and would be good for a squad entry. Best of luck with them - I reckon they and their handler suit your style...
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    evening, ten :) Just passing through, like. Well...

    evening, ten :) Just passing through, like. Well done on the daemon (I see he's settled in nicely in the corner there.) Also, congrats on the painting cupboard. I'm starting to wonder if painting...
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    sorry Skel - very late to the party (as usual)....

    sorry Skel - very late to the party (as usual). Just dropping in to say congrats on the daemons. Very impressive, as ever. *doffs cap*
  24. bit of both, maybe. Try gluing it with a teeny...

    bit of both, maybe. Try gluing it with a teeny tiny bit of poly cement and holding it while it dries. Once dry, shave off teeeeny slivers with a very sharp knife. If you screw up and cut the string,...
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    Lovely work, as always Mr. Cassar, sir. Quite...

    Lovely work, as always Mr. Cassar, sir. Quite inspiring, in fact. Tip o the hat to you :) *hattip*
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    I can see clear improvement in your work. The...

    I can see clear improvement in your work. The bases in particular show plenty of detail and good use of rocks and other bits of interest. Keep at it :)
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    sorry, sorry - late to the party. Hmm. married...

    sorry, sorry - late to the party.

    Hmm. married nearly 7 years now (anniversary on the 22nd...), dated about 3 years before that. I think there's a real danger of our hobby becoming a friction...
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    Oh my! /10chars

    Oh my!

    /10chars
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    Warmachine and Hordes (collectively known as...

    Warmachine and Hordes (collectively known as Warmahordes) are effectively the same game system, with slightly different magic systems. (In gameplay terms this is actually quite a big difference. I...
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    holy shiznit, dude - your sculpting is not to be...

    holy shiznit, dude - your sculpting is not to be sniffed at, but I nearly choked on my coffee when I saw your "sketches". Hah! Sketches, he sez! If I could draw a fraction as well as that I'd be...
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    heyhey! Kathryn's back! It's good to read that...

    heyhey! Kathryn's back! It's good to read that you're doing areet, and publishing, also. A tip o the hat due to the lady, methinks. *hat tip*

    As for me, in japan, I've actually been back in...
  32. I'm liking the sword, and the WIP shots make it...

    I'm liking the sword, and the WIP shots make it clear what's going on for those of us who struggle with NMM. Also, nice hair, mate. I salute your dedication. Mine, I must confess, is about 3mm long...
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    I don't post much these days, but I do still lurk...

    I don't post much these days, but I do still lurk around, and occasionally even paint. The folks here on CMoN are great, they really are. I know that however long I'm away I can still drop by, ogle...
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    That's definitely working very nicely. As soon as...

    That's definitely working very nicely. As soon as I saw it I started looking for the light source, then was all "ah, he has no hand..."
  35. That's some nice work. I was going to say that...

    That's some nice work. I was going to say that draigo looks fantastic (and to be fair, he does) but it just struck me that if you were to do to his red cloak what you did to the blood angel, it'd...
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    Oh hey look! 10Tenball got his old profile back...

    Oh hey look! 10Tenball got his old profile back while I was away! Well done 10Ten!

    I'm still alive, too, btw. :) much the same issues as Runebrush. Job, kids, etc.

    Anyway, threadjack over. Back...
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    I like those colors a lot. I'm also very...

    I like those colors a lot. I'm also very impressed by the makeup/shading around the eye, particular between the eye and her eyebrow. It's very effectively placed. Good stuff :)
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    Aye, I'm doing fine. Just busy as all hell with...

    Aye, I'm doing fine. Just busy as all hell with work and kids (and started uni this year, too.) painting time has reduced to almost nil, but I'm managing to bang out gaming level stuff for my 40k...
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    Hey all :) Skel, that banner is fantastic, as...

    Hey all :) Skel, that banner is fantastic, as folks have said already. I've never had the skill to freehand anything, much less a complex thing like a skaven or similar. Very awe inspiring. It's also...
  40. Thread: Neglect...

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    Lovely work, chief. I saw the SedWars minis on...

    Lovely work, chief. I saw the SedWars minis on the McVey forums, and then (as now) dargu's coat really jumps out as a nice piece of work, although all of the minis are of a very high standard. Very...
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    Dude (or m'lady - who am i to assume gender?),...

    Dude (or m'lady - who am i to assume gender?), those minis are looking just fine for your first few attempts. My only advice at this point is pretty general - try to keep things neat, if you want...
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    +1 for rosemary and co. I used to use W&N, but a...

    +1 for rosemary and co. I used to use W&N, but a few years back I got a few Rosemary's and didn't regret it. They're slightly longer bristled, but once you get the hang of that they're great.
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    Thirded. GIMP is very good, and there are loads...

    Thirded. GIMP is very good, and there are loads of tutorials on te net about how to use it. Definitely worth the download.
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    happy to make even a small contribution to such a...

    happy to make even a small contribution to such a nice piece of work :)
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    yup yup - dragon it is. And a proper fiddly...

    yup yup - dragon it is. And a proper fiddly dragon, too. None of yer simplified modern nonsense :D And you didn't screw it up in the slightest. It's perfectly legible.

    Beautiful work on a...
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    Mine arrived yesterday, well packed and in...

    Mine arrived yesterday, well packed and in perfect health. Once again, my deepest gratitude to the man behind this contest, masterfully organized from start to finish. *bows deeply to cfwheeler*
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    School teacher* (combined junior and senior...

    School teacher* (combined junior and senior high). I teach English (about 20% of my job) and do Other Stuff (about 80% of my job)

    * not a JET or and ALT or an eikaiwa teacher. A regular one, with...
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    Skaven doomwheel for me, please :) many, many...

    Skaven doomwheel for me, please :) many, many thanks to you again for running this, it really is a genuinely nice thing to do, and is very much appreciated. I'll PM you in a bit - I gotta dash off to...
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    Ooft! I saw I had 9 and thought I was in with a...

    Ooft! I saw I had 9 and thought I was in with a chance. Rothskin, HotRod and especially Bailey, mucho respect to you and your movie know how. I stand in awe :)

    Mr. Wheeler - many thanks for...
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    *fingers crossed* getting excited...

    *fingers crossed* getting excited...
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    I quite like the high contrast marine on the low...

    I quite like the high contrast marine on the low contrast base. Sure, it doesn't look realistic, but it draws the eye to the marine extremely effectively. Lovely work.
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    Really nice work. The second banner is much...

    Really nice work. The second banner is much better than the first. The red sets off the green uniforms, too. I agree that it needs a bit f weathering, though. The barbarian chappy is superb. I dream...
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    Ouch. While I can't say much about CMoN's...

    Ouch. While I can't say much about CMoN's webstore and customer service, I reckon it's worth hanging about the forums, as the regulars here are unaffiliated with the folks who actually run CMoN, and...
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    Massive respect to you for taking on one of the...

    Massive respect to you for taking on one of the most intimidating minis I've seen in a long time (I mean, intimidating to paint. Don't get me wrong. He's a scary mofo and all that, he's just...small....
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    FW Eldar revenant titan. Each leg comes in 6...

    FW Eldar revenant titan. Each leg comes in 6 parts, the legs are joined at the hip attachment, and the whole shebang has to be pinned in place all at the same time if you want to have any chance of...
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    Blimey, Charlie but that's some nice work. A...

    Blimey, Charlie but that's some nice work. A reference piece for steel NMM if ever there was one. Bravo, sir :)
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    Ah, go on then. You've twisted my arm...

    Ah, go on then. You've twisted my arm...
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    Oh dear god no. I've been trying for decades...

    Oh dear god no. I've been trying for decades (like, actual, literal decades) to find a solution to this problem. I have the problem of being a painter and a gamer, so I'm being pulled in two...
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    It just goes to show what a good paint job can do...

    It just goes to show what a good paint job can do to a mini. Like most others I was less than impressed with these figs when I saw them first, in their shiny studio PJ. These, otoh, actually imbue a...
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    I'd say to check out some of Milosh's work. He...

    I'd say to check out some of Milosh's work. He specialises in painting ladies. Often unclad* :)

    *the ladies, I mean. I have no idea what Milosh does or doesn't wear whilst he does his wet blends...
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    Happy birthday, mate. You've always come across...

    Happy birthday, mate. You've always come across as a sterling chap, and I wish you all the best for the next 55.
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    Holy crap, cyber - did you lose your comma and...

    Holy crap, cyber - did you lose your comma and full stop keys or what? The English teacher in me is curled up in a ball, quietly sobbing...
  63. GeeDub defo use 3d mastering for their plastics....

    GeeDub defo use 3d mastering for their plastics. Wyrd have also switched to 3d design for their Malifaux range. Seems to be the way these things are done nowadays...
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    paint each colour completely, is my advice. For a...

    paint each colour completely, is my advice. For a bloodletter I'd say paint the whole thing red, shade the red (a wash of dark red, or just watered down red/black mixed is fine for this). When you...
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    very nice gold and gems on that elf. The dread is...

    very nice gold and gems on that elf. The dread is good too. Ive always found that method of weathering where you paint a thin line under weathered bits to give the illusion of chipped paint to be...
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    Merry Christmas, everyone. Or a quiet,...

    Merry Christmas, everyone. Or a quiet, introspective one if you prefer. Hmmn. May y'all have a form of Christmas which suits your own personal preference.
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    That's some nice conversion work. It should paint...

    That's some nice conversion work. It should paint up nicely, and I especially like the (hmmm...how to describe...) the kinda gnobly bits that look a bit cancerous. Some of em have ball bearings in...
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    Truth be told, I'm not really a fan of all the...

    Truth be told, I'm not really a fan of all the anthropomorphic minis out there. Elephant men, rhino men, snake men, even. Oddly, I'm fine with trolls, though. Go figure. Regardless of my personal...
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    Don't aim too high to start with. The top level...

    Don't aim too high to start with. The top level painters here and elsewhere have been doing it for years. Like all forms of art, some folks are just naturally better at it than others. Also, a...
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    I'd say that colour balance and cropping are...

    I'd say that colour balance and cropping are fine. Removal of artifacts from the digital camera is also ok, although it be preferable to just shoot at a lower ISO and avoid the issue in the first...
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    Welcome! If you're looking for mini-painting...

    Welcome! If you're looking for mini-painting advice then you have come to the right place. Best thing to do is post up some WIP (or finished) pics in the WIP thread and ask for folks' opinions. The...
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    Hello :) I'm not as old-school as many folks...

    Hello :) I'm not as old-school as many folks here, but I've enjoyed your posts in the past. Welcome back. And aye, for what it's worth, kickstarters are all the rage these days. Just don't expect...
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    Holy crap, I completely missed this. Cassar,...

    Holy crap, I completely missed this. Cassar, chief, you'll be sorely missed, but damn, dude - what an exit. Standing ovations and thunderous applause all round, I reckon.
  74. Ah, that's fair enough I suppose. Once bitten,...

    Ah, that's fair enough I suppose. Once bitten, and all that. I'm backing this because I trust Jeremie. It's also a good deal, but the trustworthiness of the campaign operator would always be my first...
  75. What's the problem with indiegogo?

    What's the problem with indiegogo?
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    The minis are very impressive, and I'd love to...

    The minis are very impressive, and I'd love to get a couple of em just for painting, but there's no viable option to do so. The cheapest option is for the Monkey King at 30bucks plus 10bucks postage....
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    For a first attempt, there's nothing wrong with...

    For a first attempt, there's nothing wrong with that at all. If you end up with your whole army painted to that standard you can be proud to put em down on the the tabletop. If you want to improve...
  78. Thread: Elly's WIP

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    Good to see you back at it. The NMM blackish...

    Good to see you back at it. The NMM blackish silver(tm) is superb! And of course, many congratulations on moving house and on the incoming baby. From personal experience, I'd like to reassure you...
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    Madrak looks good in red! My advice is similar to...

    Madrak looks good in red! My advice is similar to Avelorn's - specifically, the skin tones need deeper shadows and the reds need brighter lights. I'm also not too sure about the blue rim on the base....
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    A wee bit of shine is fine. The primer should be...

    A wee bit of shine is fine. The primer should be formulated to adhere well, and it's the primer that the paint sticks to. As long as you've cleaned off any mould release agent by washing in soapy...
  81. Howdy and welcome. Apologies for not having...

    Howdy and welcome. Apologies for not having enough time for a proper introduction, but I wanted to quickly clear up a misunderstanding. The well on a brush is not the metal sheath. That's called the...
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    That's some nice NMM, and well better than I...

    That's some nice NMM, and well better than I could pull off. My only advice would be (the usual) more contrast. In this case, take the shadows darker. The lights are good, but the shadows seem a bit...
  83. Is the rest of the mini metal? Assuming it is,...

    Is the rest of the mini metal? Assuming it is, the best thing to do would be pin the model to a substantial base, then pin the wings to the model. If there's enough space at the join, use two pins....
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    The difficulty I face with the walker is that I...

    The difficulty I face with the walker is that I hoped to have it clambering over some rubble. I can hardly have it balanced on two legs with the other two waving precariously in the air, can I? The...
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    I was wondering the exact same thing. I'm...

    I was wondering the exact same thing. I'm considering a defiler, which due to its spider-leg frame would expose a lot of the base. It seems a shame to just, y'know, cover it in sand and paint it...
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    The chap with the banner is fantastic! Do you...

    The chap with the banner is fantastic! Do you know when Mierce will make these available?
  87. The skink is great, and the colours work well...

    The skink is great, and the colours work well together. It's kinda let down by the base, though. The stone is as nice as the mini, but the grass looks scrappy and oddly amateurish compared to the pj,...
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    @Chrispy - prices vary from one campaign to...

    @Chrispy - prices vary from one campaign to another. The base concept of KS is that you, the backer, are funding production of a product. In theory you could run a KS where the backers receive...
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    For me, finished result is less inspiring than...

    For me, finished result is less inspiring than WIPs and suchlike. Sproket's scourge are an excellent example of a wonderful diorama with equally wonderful and helpful commentary along the way. Skel's...
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    Here we go... ...

    Here we go...

    http://www.coolminiornot.com/forums/showthread.php?51443-Your-Painting-Area!


    But that said, I have a super swanky new paint area now. Pics to follow once I get home...
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    @ellis - yikes! That is some bloody bad form from...

    @ellis - yikes! That is some bloody bad form from Alan Merret. Shame on him and his kin unto the next generation, etc etc.

    re: raising money at golden daemon. It's simple - just do what they did...
  92. The painting is very nice. Composition-wise...

    The painting is very nice. Composition-wise something seems off. It may be just the pictures, but the whole scene looks a little off-kilter. Or maybe that's just the result of Mr. Merret's gentle...
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    I think maybe the purist painters don't magnetise...

    I think maybe the purist painters don't magnetise because the only reason to do so it game related. (Ie to allow switching of weapon options.) Most folk here don't game, and therefore have no need to...
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    Many congratulations, Sproket - a well deserved...

    Many congratulations, Sproket - a well deserved slayer sword!
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    I think the PP mini is a Cryx Cephalyx mind...

    I think the PP mini is a Cryx Cephalyx mind slave.

    privateerpress.com/warmachine/gallery/cryx/units/cephalyx-slaver-and-drudge-mind-slaves
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    Come now, you can't leave us all hanging like...

    Come now, you can't leave us all hanging like that!
  97. I really like the creative use of colour on this...

    I really like the creative use of colour on this guy. It's something I've always struggled with myself, but I'd love to improve. I'm liking the eye, too. Just a thought - maybe you could play with...
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    Heh :) I've had days like that (yesterday, to be...

    Heh :) I've had days like that (yesterday, to be specific. Forgot my credit card online log in. Had to ask the missus to dig through the J-Internet to find the "I forgot my pword" page...)

    Anyhoo...
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    I don't think there are rules out there, but one...

    I don't think there are rules out there, but one possibility might be Forge World's rules on void combat. Sorry - I don't know what book it's in, but in my IA11 book it mentions rules about void...
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    Blimey Charlie - I hadn't checked your thread in...

    Blimey Charlie - I hadn't checked your thread in a wee while (sorry) and when I come back you've painted half a SM legion. Very impressive quality combined with speed. Hats off to you, mate :)
  101. Agreed - the colours, especially those on the...

    Agreed - the colours, especially those on the feathers, are great. The blends are smooth and the green is very vibrant. As trys says, just make the darks darker and the lights lighter and the gold...
  102. Howdy and welcome :) well, ya posted a mini,...

    Howdy and welcome :)

    well, ya posted a mini, so here comes the feedback :)

    the good:
    colour scheme is nice and simple, but not boring. You have good light/dark contrast in adjacent areas. The...
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    I read that a long while back when I was in...

    I read that a long while back when I was in school, too. Can't remember much about it other than a general "it was good". I may well pick it up again once my reading schej is cleared (sometime in...
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    I suspect many here will have read them already,...

    I suspect many here will have read them already, but this ongoing series of articles by Zaphod Beeblebrox over on masterminis is really one of the best analyses of GW I have read in many a year....
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    *shakes head sadly* this used to be a hobby....

    *shakes head sadly*

    this used to be a hobby. For fun. On weekends. Where did it all go wrong?

    ps and incidentally, it's 1.5m yen for the same deal, which is about 10,000quid, ie 3000 pounds...
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    VGC has a tendency to separate badly. It's not...

    VGC has a tendency to separate badly. It's not irredeemable but it's a pita to shake up the bottle every single time.
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    I'm quite impressed, actually. I'd never...

    I'm quite impressed, actually. I'd never considered a wii to be an artistic medium before. Nice pic :)
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    Peg! Welcome back!

    Peg! Welcome back!
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    Seems nice, but...no Japan, huh...:(

    Seems nice, but...no Japan, huh...:(
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    What folks have said. A basic starter set (probly...

    What folks have said. A basic starter set (probly not GW, though) could be helpful, but really the best thing to do is look at what you want to paint. If you want to paint your scyrah pink and blue...
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    In all seriousness, play some video games. I find...

    In all seriousness, play some video games. I find that, like yourself, the muse sometimes just goes on a wee holiday, and leaves her evil, pesky sister in her place, the one that won't ever give you...
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    Ok, the cyber cherub made me laugh. Metal skull...

    Ok, the cyber cherub made me laugh. Metal skull face baby! Quality grimdark accessory :D
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    The pensioner is the one that stands out as being...

    The pensioner is the one that stands out as being quite cool, to me. The rest are just...more marines. I rather like his beardiness. I think, fluff-wise, marines do age, they just do so very slowly,...
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    Howdy do :) good to have you with us :)

    Howdy do :) good to have you with us :)
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    Welcome! If ya wanna learn how to paint, this...

    Welcome! If ya wanna learn how to paint, this here's the place to do it. Lurking is actually pretty informative, and you can learn a lot. That said, starting a work in progress thread here is hugely...
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    Not all librarians are blue. Really, you could do...

    Not all librarians are blue. Really, you could do it in any colour you wanted. That said, if you're seriously thinking of entering a mini for GD, it would be worth your while to do some research into...
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    There are two methods I'm aware of (there may...

    There are two methods I'm aware of (there may well be more out there)

    1) for patterning a piece you've already made (let's say a cloak) you can make a green stuff press mould of the cloak and...
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    Yup, what they said. It's going to look really...

    Yup, what they said. It's going to look really sweet when it's done, though. I've never tried a dio myself, but work like this makes me want to :)
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    ^this /10chars

    ^this

    /10chars
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    Hi and welcome :) I am sure you have many happy...

    Hi and welcome :) I am sure you have many happy miniature painting days ahead of you :) I'll take a look at your gallery in a minute, but it's worth mentioning that the galleries are (oddly) not the...
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    Excellent work - colorful, but moody.

    Excellent work - colorful, but moody.
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    Good o see you back, Marj. I concur with the...

    Good o see you back, Marj. I concur with the general consensus here - lovely shrike conversion. It has a nice energy to it, and te claws in particular are very eye catching.
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    Damn pesky spambots! Grrr! Gerroffmoilaaaahnd!...

    Damn pesky spambots! Grrr! Gerroffmoilaaaahnd! *shakes pitchfork*
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    The short answer is: very large indeed :) ...

    The short answer is: very large indeed :)


    http://www.coolminiornot.com/forums/showthread.php?54564-How-many-paints-do-you-own


    But don't feel you need to do this. :)
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    Ah, there's the problem. I don't think I have a...

    Ah, there's the problem. I don't think I have a google account. The reason I say "think" is that any time I've tried to check, it auto-detects my location and zips me off the Japanese language setup...
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    Ooh! I have a question: how do I follow a blog? I...

    Ooh! I have a question: how do I follow a blog? I don't keep a blog myself, but there is an increasing number of blogs id like to keep an eye on. Is there an app or something I can do it with (I...
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    Have to agree with DR. Mould line is bad mould...

    Have to agree with DR. Mould line is bad mould line. That said, I really like the metallics on the helm, and the skin/hair combo is excellent.

    This model vexes me a great deal. It's a lovely...
  128. I really like the facial expression on this mini....

    I really like the facial expression on this mini. Very Druss, IMHO. Grim without being grumpy, stern without being mean. He looks exactly like the grizzled old veteran he's supposed to be. Very...
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    Re: colour schemes - in 40k you have infinite...

    Re: colour schemes - in 40k you have infinite choice when it comes to both CSM and loyalist marines. Some of the CSM legions who went into the eye of terror fractured and split into lots of wee...
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    As I mentioned earlier, there is also a selection...

    As I mentioned earlier, there is also a selection of really rather good video games set in the 40k universe. Dawn of War (and its many expansions) is a RTS game using almost all 40k factions. DoW2 is...
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    Actually, that's a good question. They shouldn't...

    Actually, that's a good question. They shouldn't be saying "throne" at all. It's a common oath in warhammer 40k, because at that point in time the emperor (now treated as a god in all respects) is...
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    Nice wee step by step! I especially liked the...

    Nice wee step by step! I especially liked the hole in the arm where you can see the worky bits. That may well find itself on my net basing project :)
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    Can't say about tutorials, but the theory is...

    Can't say about tutorials, but the theory is absolutely sound. Many people definitely use complimentary colours for shadows in their minis. It's one of the techniques that separates the artists from...
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    40k 1st edition (Rogue Trader) was originally...

    40k 1st edition (Rogue Trader) was originally envisioned as a role-playing game as much as a tabletop one. That's one of the reasons there's so much background material. Being 25 years old helps,...
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    Ha! Good question, mate :) To be absolutely...

    Ha! Good question, mate :)

    To be absolutely honest, I think it's just that some designer at GW HQ thought it would look good. From a fluff perspective, space marines are life-long soldiers. Yes,...
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    As trys has said, there are many ways to skin a...

    As trys has said, there are many ways to skin a cat. The base coat/wash/dry brush method is generally perceived as a bit quick-and-nasty, but that's not to say it doesn't have its place. When you're...
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    Poll: Yeesh, tell me about it. I moved house on Monday...

    Yeesh, tell me about it. I moved house on Monday there, and seeing aaaaaaall my minis, paints, resin, airbrush etc etc all piled up together in the middle of the room was kinda scary. Like, damn,...
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    That's an impressively bling staff for such a...

    That's an impressively bling staff for such a crusty old geezer :)
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    Scratch builds for the win! Proper orky skillz...

    Scratch builds for the win! Proper orky skillz there :) Very good to see :)
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    The design aesthetic of a space marine is one of...

    The design aesthetic of a space marine is one of crushing force. They're not really "swooshy". (For that, see the Eldar stuff.) Hence the jump pack (launch, land, crush heretic) rather than jet pack...
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    Generally the imperials will have an Aquila...

    Generally the imperials will have an Aquila (stylized eagle) and the CSM will have worky bits like pipes, grilles or maybe a star. The generic icon of chaos is an 8 pointed star, so you'll see that...
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    Ok, quick run down of Marine Bitz 101: there...

    Ok, quick run down of Marine Bitz 101:

    there are 7 distinct "marks" of marine power armor, however the ones you'll most likely see are mark 6 (kinda beaky helmet, no knee pads) and mark 7 (face...
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    Let's keep this thread as spoiler free as...

    Let's keep this thread as spoiler free as possible, shall we? What we have here is the equivalent of someone watching Star Wars for the first time and saying "that poor skywalker lad. What a horrible...
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    There are a few frightened minis I can think of,...

    There are a few frightened minis I can think of, but they'll all cost you, and the first 2 are scared/hiding.

    There's Beyond the Wall (Kingdom Death)...
  145. I'd recommend a certain amount of caution when...

    I'd recommend a certain amount of caution when stripping the old lead-containing minis. Partly because lead is, y'know, toxic, but also because they can end up with lead rot. Basically it's a form of...
  146. A big thumbs-up from me, mate :) that's...

    A big thumbs-up from me, mate :) that's absolutely spot-on. The weathering is clearly present, but not overwhelming. It also looks pretty darn realistic. For me, though, the stand out feature is...
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    Hmmm. In brief: 1) bugs on murder - no, not a...

    Hmmm. In brief:
    1) bugs on murder - no, not a playable faction. They are only mentioned in that book.
    2) daemons - yes, absolutely a playable faction. Chaos is a major defining characteristic of...
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    I hope I speak for the many silent lurkers on...

    I hope I speak for the many silent lurkers on this thread when I say, "oooooooooooh."

    Very much up to your usual impressive standards. Carry on, Mr. Blackadder, sir.
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    Ahm a Glasgae lad, born'n raised. Didnae come oot...

    Ahm a Glasgae lad, born'n raised. Didnae come oot here 'till ah wiz twen'y four, bu' ah've bin here aboot ten years noo, sae mah accen's kinda faded, like.

    Which is probably a good thing, since I...
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    Probably. Worst case scenario, the paint flakes...

    Probably. Worst case scenario, the paint flakes off the swords when you bend em back. If tht happens, gently brush off as much of the loosened paint as you can, use some very gentle sandpaper and...
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    The majority of minis that GW sell are for...

    The majority of minis that GW sell are for warhammer 40k, which is set in the year 40,000-and-something. The Horus Heresy took place in the 30,000-and-something, so there's a significant time...
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    Poll: Used to be all Citadel, but I'm phasing them out...

    Used to be all Citadel, but I'm phasing them out and am now majority Vallejo. Like most everybody, though, I have paints from lots of companies, bought for various reasons over the years.
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    It's a complicated question, because, as you say,...

    It's a complicated question, because, as you say, the various legions have changed their colours at various times in their history. I'd recommend you search through some online resources (eg...
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    I think this scene could actually work out very...

    I think this scene could actually work out very well. The trick will be to make sure that, since the dragondude is brightly green and blue, have the foliage and rocks etc a more subdued red-hued set...
  155. Oil paints are extremely good for weathering...

    Oil paints are extremely good for weathering techniques. A tube of cheapish dark brown/red and one of a slightly brighter colour can be used to great effect if you put small spots on the mini and...
  156. Thread: Storage

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    That blog post chappie with the peg board paint...

    That blog post chappie with the peg board paint rack deserves a clap on the back and a pint of his favorite tipple. I reckon he's just made a lot of painters (including me) sit up and ponder their...
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    For the love of god, man - clean under those...

    For the love of god, man - clean under those fingernails!
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    How is it that I can be impressed by your base...

    How is it that I can be impressed by your base coats? Seriously. Look at that brown. Smooth as a baby's bum, narry a splodge nor a wrinkle. *shakes head in disbelief* T'aint natural, I tells yer...
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    Re CMoN kickstarters. I'd say that KS is a good...

    Re CMoN kickstarters. I'd say that KS is a good way to get a good deal, but be prepared to wait for a long time. I backed BfA in July last year, and am still waiting for the extras (although the base...
  160. +1 for simple green. I've used it on metal minis...

    +1 for simple green. I've used it on metal minis and resin (from forge world) with no issues at all, although I was deliberately gentle with the resin. Metal's pretty forgiving when it comes to...
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    Poll: I checked "more than I can count" but probably...

    I checked "more than I can count" but probably more than a hundred, less than two hundred. I don't need em all, though. It comes down to what you need at the time, and having bought them and used...
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    Nice tabletop level work there, RayzrYR. The...

    Nice tabletop level work there, RayzrYR. The latest version looks much improved, imo. The DV set is full of really good figs, especially if, like yourself, you have an interest in both DA and chaos....
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    I don't think he's talking about the kickstarter...

    I don't think he's talking about the kickstarter minis. CMoN also do a line of stand alone minis in their webstore (mostly standard fantasy and sci fi stuff.) I think that's what he's referring to.
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    Cor and blimey - I can't believe I hadn't seen...

    Cor and blimey - I can't believe I hadn't seen this thread before. That is some very keen work, mate. I'm especially indebted to you for the SbS on the metal effect on Collosus. It's very clear and...
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    If your FW fimir are definitely lost in the mail,...

    If your FW fimir are definitely lost in the mail, try mailing or phoning them. They're usually pretty good at sorting stuff like that out.
    The old minis are very cool in a retro kinda way, but...
  166. Hi and welcome back :) Further evidence (if such...

    Hi and welcome back :) Further evidence (if such were needed) that painters never quit, they just take long sabbaticals :D

    In answer to your questions, to be honest, I'd say Reaper is a good bet...
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    Re: tats in Japan - there's still a lot of stigma...

    Re: tats in Japan - there's still a lot of stigma attached to tattoos here, although I speak from the point of view of someone living in the countryside - big city folk may be more open minded. Here,...
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    Hi and welcome :) Please feel free to join in any...

    Hi and welcome :) Please feel free to join in any chat, and by all means start your own work-in-progress threads, ask for help, or just chat as you like. We're a friendly bunch :)
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    Heya skel - don't feel down about GD. Like others...

    Heya skel - don't feel down about GD. Like others have said, your thread here is one of the few I check daily. You have a very distinct style and if the GD judges don't like it, then that just means...
  170. Centurions http://i.imgur.com/L4npJFJl.jpg...

    Centurions
    http://i.imgur.com/L4npJFJl.jpg


    Plastic Vanguard Veterans.
    http://i.imgur.com/eLiU99Tl.jpg
    http://i.imgur.com/oznlNI0l.jpg


    Some new veteran sarge?
  171. Blu tack would be my first choice, too. If you...

    Blu tack would be my first choice, too. If you can't find it, a wee tiny dab of superglue, just enough to hold it while painting, would be your next best bet. You'll want to pin/magnetise it before...
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    No airbrush, Skel? Well, I'll be jiggered. Just...

    No airbrush, Skel? Well, I'll be jiggered. Just goes to show you should go straight to the source for info, and never mind what MiJ says :p

    ill have to try some of that Vallejo metal medium...
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    The rot caterpillars are posed just right for...

    The rot caterpillars are posed just right for that kinda aimless bobbing around motion that caterpillars do. Nice stuff :) I also really really like the colours of the skin parts of the hellbrute....
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    If you're looking for a bright metallic silver,...

    If you're looking for a bright metallic silver, the Vallejo Model Air Metallic Aluminium is definitely your best bet. It makes mithril silver look like gun metal in comparison, and there's nothing to...
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    This kind of work is what inspires people to...

    This kind of work is what inspires people to start miniature painting. Absolutely superb, and like everyone else, I will eat my shoes if it doesn't take home a gold daemon. Short of some hellacious...
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    Something you can do to make a model look darker...

    Something you can do to make a model look darker is, oddly, to make sure the highlights are as bright as possible. The small hot-spots of light make the dark bits look darker. Take a look at...
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    Blimey! First minis since 2007, according to your...

    Blimey! First minis since 2007, according to your gallery. I always think it's great when folks come back after a long hiatus. There's so much to be gained from painting minis - it's relaxing and...
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    Welcome back to the wonderful world of painting...

    Welcome back to the wonderful world of painting with brushes :) Keep fighting em - you'll lick em into shape eventually. Actually, I'm quite keen to see what you produce. You're a font of knowledge...
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    You could try GW gnoblars (ogre kingdoms), maybe?...

    You could try GW gnoblars (ogre kingdoms), maybe?

    zombies: GW is probably your best bet, tbh.
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    Oh noes! Don't leave us, Skel! I'm with the...

    Oh noes! Don't leave us, Skel! I'm with the Facebook-is-evil crowd. I used to use it, back in the day, but it's gotten so bloody invasive in the last few years that its nigh on useless as a place to...
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    Sometimes I wish I was a betting man, cos if...

    Sometimes I wish I was a betting man, cos if bookies took bets on GD winners, it could be money in the bank...
  182. Thread: My new Tau

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    Looks fine for tabletop, but the pics are rather...

    Looks fine for tabletop, but the pics are rather blurry, so the detail is hard to make out. Try putting the camera on top of a pile of books rather than holding it when you take the pic. Use a timer...
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    The engineering approach to this is a real eye...

    The engineering approach to this is a real eye opener. It's just not how my brain works, but I have huge respect for those who can do it. Very impressive work.
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    @CandidGamera - normally at this point I would...

    @CandidGamera - normally at this point I would just walk away (metaphorically speaking) but your last post is one of the most offensive things I have read in a long time. Your arrogance would seem to...
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    Squeee! I can't believe this dio is almost...

    Squeee! I can't believe this dio is almost finished. You must be so happy to be in the closing stages. Heck, I can barely contain my excitement and all I've been doing is reading forum posts. This is...
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    I think your comment about not wanting to force a...

    I think your comment about not wanting to force a lighting angle is an interesting one, and lies at the crux of the misunderstandings here. When we paint minis, we can choose to do one of two things....
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    Ok, I've been reading this thread since it...

    Ok, I've been reading this thread since it started, and I have been holding off commenting for reasons I will make clear in a moment. I do, however, have 2 pieces of advice.

    1) painty advice. I...
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    Oh hey! Look! Painting! Haven't seen any o that...

    Oh hey! Look! Painting! Haven't seen any o that for a good wee while...

    Personally, I like the sylph - the cloth is all shimmery and somewhat ethereal looking, which I'm assuming is the desired...
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    D'oh! Those unfinished minis are all better...

    D'oh! Those unfinished minis are all better looking than my finished ones! They're all neatly on shelves, too. Mine are all scattered higgledy piggledy across my painty table :(
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    Yeah, but the troll bloods are supposed to look...

    Yeah, but the troll bloods are supposed to look comedic, at least to a certain extent. The pumbaagor is just...horrible.
  191. Thread: Hi there

    by me_in_japan
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    Hi and welcome :) by all means start a wip...

    Hi and welcome :) by all means start a wip thread, or post pics of finished work. Folks will be more than happy to give (hopefully helpful) feedback. Good to have ye on board :)
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    Nice work on the big everblight thingy, Mar! I...

    Nice work on the big everblight thingy, Mar! I hadn't checked in here for a while, but as it turned out you hadn't either, so that was all ok :p . Good luck with the Crusader. It's big, and all, but...
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    The wings are really nice, and the whole piece is...

    The wings are really nice, and the whole piece is far, far better than I could manage. My only crit is that it's so dark the rider doesn't really stand out at all, and neither does the dragon's head....
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    What moe said, but take em all the way to yellow...

    What moe said, but take em all the way to yellow or even white at the very tippy tips. That gold is fandabiedozie, btw, although I have to concur with those who say the gems are a bit lacking on...
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    I must confess that you have raised my eyebrow* a...

    I must confess that you have raised my eyebrow* a little with the comments about the lulus. Surely....it's just a wee metal model? No? Does nobody else find it strange to withdraw support from a...
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    Nice Ragnar, bloodhowl :) put 'im on a bigger...

    Nice Ragnar, bloodhowl :) put 'im on a bigger rock, though - he needs to be more imposing.

    @all - what's with the old nids hate? I like all the old nid models. They have character, and don't look...
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    Hey! Leave the old screamer killers alone! They...

    Hey! Leave the old screamer killers alone! They were cool! Not at all like modern nids, but cool in their own way.

    As for bad sculpts, yeah, it has to be nagash. But, the old dark eldar were also...
  198. That's a nice and original feeling piece of work....

    That's a nice and original feeling piece of work. I especially like the propaganda posters - they add a lot of atmosphere to the piece.
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    I think I mentioned this a few years ago, but if...

    I think I mentioned this a few years ago, but if GW continue with their policy of "higher prices, fewer, younger customers" they're going to end up in a situation where the only person who can keep...
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    I'm a much more cautious KS backer these days,...

    I'm a much more cautious KS backer these days, but there are enough really nice minis in this one to keep tempting l'il pledge increases outta me, 10 bucks at a time. Seeing GWs new apoc stuff makes...
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