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    I completed this project. Spent 2 hours trying to...

    I completed this project. Spent 2 hours trying to get good photos and this is the best I've gotten so far. Really proud of this figure, but annoyed at how hard it is to get good pictures.
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    It was a great class. I've honestly been...

    It was a great class. I've honestly been impressed by Miniature Monthly, which is why I keep supporting them.
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    2 weekends ago I attended a Masterclass by...

    2 weekends ago I attended a Masterclass by Miniature Monthly. We painted the bust "Mary Fixit and G.R.I.T.T." which consists of 2 characters. Elizabeth Beckley taught traditional painting on the Mary...
  4. A good friend of mine built a functioning bionic...

    A good friend of mine built a functioning bionic hand out parts from a keurig- maybe you could adapt it to your project and have a mind-controlled titan! ...
  5. Almost like seeing your kid take their first...

    Almost like seeing your kid take their first steps.

    Congrats on reaching this milestone- I've enjoyed following your work on this insane project.
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    Yeah, it was a friendly competition, but I knew...

    Yeah, it was a friendly competition, but I knew the only way I'd stand out would be if I did something crazy.

    I took a whole 5 seconds to decide what type of freehand to do before I did that...
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    The CMON Expo was a great event, but the best...

    The CMON Expo was a great event, but the best part was the speed painting event. All of the instructors decided to get together and do the speed painting on Sunday just for fun (we didn't enter ours...
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    My style of painting has been in flux for the...

    My style of painting has been in flux for the past few years as I've been trying out new things. Most recently I realized that I was losing the concept of where highlights needed to go. To combat...
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    @maenas - different in what way? Just curious. ...

    @maenas - different in what way? Just curious.

    I'm really happy with the tattoo. I started with the skin color and gradually added Reaper Nightmare Black until I got to a color I liked.
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    I'm getting really close to finishing this...

    I'm getting really close to finishing this project, and it feels great. While I've made a few blunders while trying to use 2 brush blending and loaded brush techniques, which are both relatively new...
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    A nasty sinus infection knocked me out from...

    A nasty sinus infection knocked me out from painting for a while. Thankfully I'm feeling better now and have made progress on the Pirate bust again.

    The stripes on the kerchief are just the...
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    Everything I learned about Sketch Style is a...

    Everything I learned about Sketch Style is a cultivated from some of the Painting Buddha videos on YouTube and from Miniature Monthly, who I am a Patron of.

    I've always struggled with losing where...
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    Got about halfway finished on the shadows of the...

    Got about halfway finished on the shadows of the vest this weekend when I decided to start playing around on the other parts of the bust.

    I feel like I've got a good start on the skin. For the hat...
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    I've let a combination of fear and annoyance at...

    I've let a combination of fear and annoyance at my (lack of) photography skills keep me from posting.

    I finished the first group of Oriental Pulp Villains. Well, mostly finished. I'm still toying...
  15. I love checking in with this thread every week as...

    I love checking in with this thread every week as your attention to detail and bits of engineering are fun to watch.

    This is a great project and you're doing great work.
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    Thanks- I actually got the idea for the design...

    Thanks- I actually got the idea for the design based on the wall art at a restaurant I took my wife to.
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    I've been using Rosemary & Co brushes for a long...

    I've been using Rosemary & Co brushes for a long time, but needed to get a new size 1 brush, so I decided to give Winsor & Newton's 7 series a try.

    The new brush happened to come in on the day I...
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    Fundamentals Make Me mEntAl - WIP Thread

    Over my decade-and-a-half long relationship with this hobby I've found myself taking some extended breaks on occasion where I rarely paint and turn to other hobbies for a time. While this is pretty...
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    Been working on my final color choices for the...

    Been working on my final color choices for the robo-lizard. Feels like I've lost a lot of contrast. Part of that is because I think I used too much white overall and didn't enforce broad contrast on...
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    Last night I finished up the sketch, which means...

    Last night I finished up the sketch, which means now I get to play with color!

    I've known since the beginning of this project that I've wanted the armor of the robo-lizard to be mostly red, which...
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    The sketching is nearly complete! Worked a lot...

    The sketching is nearly complete!

    Worked a lot over the weekend, because I'm really excited to start laying in the color. Drybrushing white on the tiny neck scales made it much easier to work on...
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    Haven't been able to paint on my lunch break the...

    Haven't been able to paint on my lunch break the past couple of days, but was happily able to get back to it today!

    I switched off using the airbrush paint and am now using a white from Army...
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    Well, unfortunately I've got an errand to run...

    Well, unfortunately I've got an errand to run today that's going to eat up my lunch break. But, I do get to have lunch with my wife, so that makes up for it in my book.

    If I can convince myself...
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    Remembered to pack up my flow improver before...

    Remembered to pack up my flow improver before heading to work today, which helped. I think the real issue with this white paint is just that it's pre-mixed for airbrushing, so it's additives are...
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    Paint Over Lunch - Learning Sketch Style

    Ever since I saw the Painting Buddah video forRed Chaos Armor, I've wanted to try it.

    This St. Mark mini has been sitting in my collection since my very first CMON Expo 3 years ago, and I figured...
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    Airbrush- Using Screen Mesh As Mask

    I've got some fine screen mesh that I want to use as a mask, so that when I airbrush over it I'll get a nice pattern.

    But, it's not working well. When I test it, it's very irregular and paint is...
  27. Review: Elmore Mountain Giant by Dark Sword Miniatures

    This beautiful, and large, miniature has an interesting past that, for me, adds to its appeal.
    https://stonetowerreviewsblog.wordpress.com/2017/02/22/218/
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    The Norseman Cometh

    This kit is going to be one of my contest entries for the upcoming CMON Expo next year.

    Finished assembly and priming the day before and was only able to spend an hour starting on the wood hull of...
  29. Review: The Norseman Cometh by Collapse Industries

    Sliding into view through the fog comes a ship with the head of a dragon. At its prow stands a warrior ready for battle, gas mask affixed and hands resting on the head of his axe.

    Death approaches...
  30. Review: Selene La Fleur by Another World

    Here's another review of an Another World Miniatures figure. Past reviews of 2 of their other figures were rather unfavorable. Will this one break the trend?
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  31. Review: Jen - Harvester of Souls by Dark Sword Miniatures

    Another excellent showing from Dark Sword Miniatures, this tribute figure to painter Jen Haley is a worthy addition to any collection.
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  32. Kicksmart: Devil's Dungeon by Dark-Art Studios

    Dark-Arts Studios has launched their very first Kickstarter featuring a variety of nightmarish figures. Is it a good deal, or a horror grasping for your money?
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  33. Review: Hero Forge Part 2: The Miniature

    My custom miniature from Hero Forge arrived. How does it compare to the character creator's render? How is the quality and is it worth the price?
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  34. Review: Hero Forge Part 1: Character Creator

    I'm excited to release the first in a 2 part series of reviews about Hero Forge.

    In this first part I take an in-depth look at the character creator website.
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    Kicksmart: Egyptian Dungeon Game Tiles

    A new Kicksmart article, taking a look at the Egyptian themed dungeon tile system from a new company.
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  36. Kicksmart: Tablescapes Dungeons by Secret Weapon

    A hard look at the miniature terrain tile system by Secret Weapon, Reaper Miniatures, and Dark Art Miniatures. This editorial is geared toward those who are still on the fence about this kickstarter....
  37. Review: Alexandra the Commissar by Another World

    It's time for another review. This time it's a female sci-fi commissar from Another World.

    https://stonetowerreviewsblog.wordpress.com/2016/08/03/review-alexandra-the-commissar-by-another-world/
  38. Kicksmart: Heavy Metal by Acheson Creations

    This is the first of a brand new editorial series where I will take a look at recent miniature and hobby related kickstarters that are open for pledges at the time the article was released.

    My...
  39. Review: The Guild's Judgement by Wyrd Games

    In this latest review I take a look at the Guild's Judgement box set from Wyrd Miniatures.

    https://stonetowerreviewsblog.wordpress.com/2016/07/21/review-the-guilds-judgement-by-wyrd-games/
  40. Review: Thief of Hearts Cleric by Dark Sword Miniatures

    Back to product reviews with another miniature from Dark Sword: the Thief of Hearts Cleric!
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    Tutorial: Painting an Asphalt Base

    My tutorial for painting an asphalt base is now available!

    https://stonetowerreviewsblog.wordpress.com/2016/06/28/tutorial-painting-an-asphalt-base/
  42. Tutorial: Sculpting a Broken Asphalt Base

    It's finally here! The first video tutorial for Stone Tower Reviews has been posted. In it, I show how I create realistic looking asphalt/concrete for bases.
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  43. Review: Dropzone Commander Post-Human Republic by Hawk Wargames

    This was a fun one to produce. I won this starter army from a painting contest and decided it looked like a great candidate for a review.
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  44. Review: Bonnie Steampunk by Another World

    The next review is up, and this time it features a miniature from Another World.

    https://stonetowerreviewsblog.wordpress.com/2016/06/01/review-bonnie-steampunk-by-another-world/
  45. Review: Draconid Warrior by Dark Sword Miniatures

    After a long hiatus, I have begun writing miniature and hobby related product reviews again. These are hosted on a new site I created, which can be found here:
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    Expo 2016 Room Share

    I'm working at the Expo this year and am looking to split the cost.

    Room for up to 2 men. Booked at the same hotel as the Expo. Room is booked May 5th - 7th.

    Bio: 33, M, professional (software...
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    Got a bit more done, but the holidays took a lot...

    Got a bit more done, but the holidays took a lot of my time and attention so it's not as much as some might expect.

    Most of my effort has gone into the second story of the shop. I had bee...
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    Last night I settled on a few of the miniatures...

    Last night I settled on a few of the miniatures that will populate this scene.

    02873 - This guy's going to be in the 2nd story of the store pointing out the window at Khanjira. I picked him due to...
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    My daughter thought my project needed more...

    My daughter thought my project needed more dragons.

    http://i.imgur.com/ZAJwY5N.jpg

    After a lot of design consdierations I finally settled on what I wanted the store to look like. At first I was...
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    Khanjira's Revenge

    Khanjira's a masterful mini and deserves a fitting base, which is why I've taken on a miniature project of epic proportions.

    The idea is to have Khanjira rampaging through a section of a fantasy...
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    Grimgore- gettign ready for competition

    This Saturday I have a minaiture competition at my local hobby store. I've been working off and on on this figure for a very long time and finally decided to finish him.

    Got some painting advice...
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    Question about positioning a Gundam kit

    Went to my LHS yesterday with the intention of buying one of the Dragon models Iron Man kits... only to discover they were charging a lot more than the prices I found online. This place has started...
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    Deep Water on a Round Base

    Searching around hasn't yielded any results, so I'm asking for a bit of help.

    I'm working on an ambitious project that involves a large diorama on a round wooden base. I'm going to be adding water...
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    Free Paint Agitators

    Lately I've noticed a few different posts on this and other forums asking about paint agitators and even a few threads detailing the horrors of using agitators that ended up ruining their paints...
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    I'll be finishing up the barkeeper soon, so I...

    I'll be finishing up the barkeeper soon, so I went ahead and prepared the miniatures for my next project. They're not going to be part of a single diorama or anything- I just wanted to paint the...
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    More work again tonight. On my way home I...

    More work again tonight.

    On my way home I picked up a couple of repositionable LED daylight lamps that I'm testing out on my mobile painting station. They helped a great deal. Now I just have to...
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    I only had a short time to paint tonight, so I...

    I only had a short time to paint tonight, so I did a little more work on this fellow. Decided that I didn't like the red on the shirt, so I'm going a different direction with that. Also did a little...
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    Took a break from my current commission to start...

    Took a break from my current commission to start working on the innkeeper from the first Bones kickstarter.

    He owns the kind of bar adventurers visit, which means you have to either be brave,...
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    It's been quite a while since I've posted...

    It's been quite a while since I've posted anything. Currently I'm working on a commission where I'm painting up 64 ships from the Trafalgar naval battle. Just sent images of my test piece to my...
  60. Looking For Modern Truck Driver 1/35 scale

    Recently I changed jobs and am working as a software engineer for a company that develops custom high grade diagnostics software.

    We have people that go to a lot of trade shows and I'm trying to...
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    Thanks for all your comments, Zab! Crazy time...

    Thanks for all your comments, Zab!

    Crazy time with the recent passage of Thanksgiving followed by a seriou cold that ran through my entire family. I've finally been able to work on some more minis...
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    Did some more work on the ocean cliff base. I...

    Did some more work on the ocean cliff base. I haven't decided on the foam/breakers. from some angles they look really good, but from others it doesn't look nearly as good. I'm wondering if I should...
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    It's been a really busy week, but I've been able...

    It's been a really busy week, but I've been able to squeeze in some more painintg.

    First up is a continuation of my pirate diorama. I finished sculpting the base of the waves, painted them up, and...
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    Some quick pics from my tablet of my current...

    Some quick pics from my tablet of my current super-secret project.

    It's going to be a christmas gift for my brother-in-law, who is a huge ECU fan (he graduated from there). I'm going to paint the...
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    Thanks- the flower tufts are from Army Painter. ...

    Thanks- the flower tufts are from Army Painter.

    I'm trying to decide if I need to push the shadows in the lion fur deeper.
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    The griffon is almost done: ...

    The griffon is almost done:

    http://www.stonetowerminiatures.com/albums/bones/bgriffon7.jpg

    http://www.stonetowerminiatures.com/albums/bones/bgriffon8.jpg
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    A mini update on the Griffon. I got him to a...

    A mini update on the Griffon. I got him to a state where I felt comfortable fielding him for last night's game. Still a lot to be done, but he's coming along quite nicely.

    I'm going to be glazing...
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    Finished blocking in the primary colors on the...

    Finished blocking in the primary colors on the bird part of the griffon last night. Finishing up the feathers is going to be a challenging process as there will be a lot of color transitions to make...
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    The mobile painting station has been getting a...

    The mobile painting station has been getting a lot of work lately. I've been using it to work on minis over most of my lunch breaks, so I thought I'd show off the multiple concurrent projects I have....
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    Greensboro, NC Local Painting Contest

    Miniature Painting Contest

    Open to Wargamers and painters of all types of miniatures

    July 13th at HobbyTown USA from 10 am to 2 pm
    3717 Battleground Ave, Greensboro, NC 27410
    Enter at the...
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    Oktane- that sounds exactly like what is wrong...

    Oktane- that sounds exactly like what is wrong with mine.

    Thanks for the replies all- I was away from the net for a few days, hence the lack of replies. I'll contact CMON and see about a...
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    sedition wars hurley warped

    My sedition wars box has been on the back burner of my paint box until jow and I just discovered that the hurley that cames in the main box is warped pretty badly. I know about the hot water and ice...
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    I gave the armor stripe a liberal wash with Babab...

    I gave the armor stripe a liberal wash with Babab Black to make it look worn, like the rest of the armor. That's why it isn't crisp- it's not supposed to be.

    The yellow stripe is a yellow road...
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    Just to prove that I still paint, here's another...

    Just to prove that I still paint, here's another one.

    This is for a Champion's game I'm going to start playing this Thursday- my Character is modeled after a Biotic from Mass Effect, so I decided...
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    CT's Reaper WIP

    It's been a while since I painted anything for a contest and WAMP's Reaper contest is a good place to start, since I've got a lot of pieces from them.

    First up is a conversion piece that I'm doing...
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    Thanks for the suggestions. He ended up...

    Thanks for the suggestions.

    He ended up finding something he liked by combing through Reaper for a couple of days. Now I'm going to convert it to add the wings and shield when it arrives.
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    Help me find a good miniature

    I'm helping a friend of mine find a miniature for his character in our upcoming Pathfinder game. He wants a sword and board heavily armored figure, but the lack of a sword isn't an issue as I will...
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    I've lived all my life in the American South,...

    I've lived all my life in the American South, North Carolina to be precise, so I should have a "Southern" accent.

    The truth is that most of my fellow Americans can't tell where I've come from...
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    It's been a long time since I last painted...

    It's been a long time since I last painted anything. Participation in WAMP's speed painting challenge was the only thing that got me to pick up a brush again. Just had a new baby girl, so time has...
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    Airbrush Problems

    I have a Badger Crescendo airbrush that I've been using for a few years and have taken very good care of. I noticed that there was a terrible problem of the paint stuttering- the flow would not come...
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    Been working on a few pieces for myself now that...

    Been working on a few pieces for myself now that my last commission is out of the way. My gaming group is starting up a Pathfinder campaign and I'm playing a Magus with a twist- took some mounted...
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    As proof that I'm still alive and painting, I...

    As proof that I'm still alive and painting, I present some of my most recent work.

    First is a TT commission I'm doing for a buddy in my gaming group. The sculpt is from Reaper and the figure...
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    Really liking the rogue in the pictures above....

    Really liking the rogue in the pictures above. Good color choices go well together.

    I like everything about the elf archer except the face- I like the deep lining and weathered look, but the skin...
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    CT's WIP Thread

    Life's too busy for me to keep up with multiple WIP threads like I used to, so I'm consolidating.

    First up is a montage that shows the Grey Knight Paladins I finished with custom lava bases.
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    Really nice tutorial. It's funny how often the...

    Really nice tutorial. It's funny how often the simplest methods can yield the best results.
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    Here's the dirty version of the console. I know...

    Here's the dirty version of the console. I know the Imperial Eagle is off center. I was putting it in place, dropped the brush I was using to postion it, and by the time I got it up off the floor the...
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    Rhino- CHARGE!

    I bought a Rhino it at the same time I bought the Valkyrie but I'm just now getting around to it. With the Valkyrie, I glues the side doors shut so I wouldn't have to mess with any of the interior....
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    Bloody Ork Nob

    I've had this box of Nobz sitting in my lad mountain for over a year and finally decided to paint one up. I'll be entering him in a competition at my LHS tomorrow morning- grand prize is a copy of...
  89. My size one (can't remember what series off the...

    My size one (can't remember what series off the top of my head) is my go to for just about everything. Good for general application, but the tip is so sharp I also use it for eyes.
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    Very nice TT stuff! I would suggest crushing the...

    Very nice TT stuff! I would suggest crushing the grass tufts on your dread with your finger to make them look a bit more natural.
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    I have a Badger Crescendo that I got a couple...

    I have a Badger Crescendo that I got a couple months ago- I got the kit that comes with 3 different sets of nozzles/needles that range from wide to fine. I really like it- works wel, easy to clean,...
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    A new recipe I've started using for TT stuff: ...

    A new recipe I've started using for TT stuff:

    Menoth White Base
    Black Wash
    Ogryn Flesh Wash
    Menoth White Base- cleanup from the washes
    Menoth White Highlight
    pure white if neccessary.
  93. This is a small thing, but on some of the pics I...

    This is a small thing, but on some of the pics I see a lot of tiny little dots that are either metallic particles or the primer showing through due to coverage problems. If you use the same wash...
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    Painting Lava Help

    I'm creating some lava themed bases for my Grey Knight Paladins and I need some help with the painting of the lava. I followed the suggestions from the lava painting tutorial from Irregular Magazine...
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    I believe it's because of the brown and orange...

    I believe it's because of the brown and orange colors that already exist in the floor. I did the rust effects first, then masked and sprayed on the metallics, then weathered them. No matter how much...
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    Judge me not by my size

    I put this little diorama together for WAMP's Hasslefree contest. I've always wanted to paint some of their 'pirate' kids and picked up a grymn because all the minis had to be from them for this...
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    Gear Slave Preorder

    After a little longer wait than I intended, the Gear Slave has been completed and is ready for preorder purchase.

    http://www.stonetowerminiatures.com/images/STM/gs.jpg

    Hoping to lead a normal...
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    My First Valkyrie

    I was inspired by the techniques I saw in the 7 Day Army Painter DVD and picked up a new airbrush and a Valkyrie of my own.

    CMON Voting Link

    It's also up for sale on ebay
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    The first major step in the painting process has...

    The first major step in the painting process has been completed. I finished all of the rust, did all of the masking, painted all of the armor color and highlight, weathering, and did the white...
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    My First Valkyrie

    In between all my other projects I decided I really wanted to paint a Valkyrie. I have never painted a 40k vehicle before and I was inspired after watching CMON's 7 Day Army Painter dvd- which was...
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    Your Grey Knights are really good, and they...

    Your Grey Knights are really good, and they helped me see a little of what I'm doing wrong with my own- I'm doing the metallics with some washes as well, but I haven't been able to get the kinds of...
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    It's been very cool to watch this project...

    It's been very cool to watch this project progress. You do some really great sculpting work, especially considering you have such a demanding client :p
  103. Thread: Jedi Kids

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    Jedi Kids

    For my next competition project, I'm preparing some of the "pirate" kids from Hasslefree. The first thing I did after receiving them was chop off the blades and add some cylindrical plasticard to...
  104. I'll post a full set of photos once I get the...

    I'll post a full set of photos once I get the mini in from my sculptor.
  105. Stone Tower Miniatures: Gear Slave Sneak Peek

    Over the weekend I received photos from Ian Mountain, the sculptor who just finished the Gear Slave. Here's a peek at the figure:
    ...
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    You could freehand the sword emblem on there...

    You could freehand the sword emblem on there pretty easily- it's a simple design. Just make sure to use a little flow improver to make the freehanding easier and test on paper first.
  107. Article: Grand Opening: Stone Tower Miniatures

    You can view the page at http://www.coolminiornot.com/articles/content.php?6219-grand-opening-stone-tower-miniatures
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    When you say it failed, what do you mean? Did it...

    When you say it failed, what do you mean? Did it just not come out good enough? Hirst Arts has some good tutorials.
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    Greensboro, NC Painting Class

    I am going to be teaching a miniature painting for beginners class on Saturday, August 6th.

    This class is being hosted by The Grinning Gamer and will be from 2 to 4. The class will be instruction...
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    The Hunter Stalks His prey

    I've wanted to do this diorama for a while now, and finally had a reason due to the recent Darksword contest over at WAMP. The wolf is a Darksword Hunting Wolf. I painted him with the markings of a...
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    I would love to comment, but the pics are too...

    I would love to comment, but the pics are too small and dark to clearly see anything.
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    Managed to finish my last contest entry. This is...

    Managed to finish my last contest entry. This is something I've wanted to do for over a year. My wife gave me this Dark Sword Hunting Wolf mini for my birthday last year. I'm really happy to have a...
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    Alright, I have officially finished my entry for...

    Alright, I have officially finished my entry for this ladder challenge. I've also uploaded it into the Darksword gallery as well, so everything's all official and neatly done.

    I seem to have a...
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    I almost forgot I was putting all of my Darksword...

    I almost forgot I was putting all of my Darksword contest WIPs in this thread.

    For my next entry I'm using the Thief of Hearts figure. I decided that I wanted to capitalize on the movement of this...
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    This commission is finally done! ...

    This commission is finally done!

    http://www.stonetowerminiatures.com/Albums/Commissions/ImperialGuard/ig23.jpg
  116. Thread: Sansa Stark

    by CreganTur
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    Sansa Stark

    This is my entry for the Darksword contest over at WAMP. I decided to put Sansa in a winter scene because of how it works with the beginning of the books, but I also felt that having her standing...
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    I've finished Sansa and the base. I ended up...

    I've finished Sansa and the base. I ended up having to remove a couple of twigs from the tree to make room for her and because one obscured her from the front. It took some time to build up the snow...
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    Sansa is almost done, but I don't have any pics...

    Sansa is almost done, but I don't have any pics of her yet. The only things left are the ornamental lining of the cloak and her hair.

    I've been spending most of my time building the base for her....
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    I got another commission from the same client:...

    I got another commission from the same client: this time it's to work on the command units for his army. This pic shows all the units, except that there are a total of 8 psykers.

    This is just the...
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    Darksword Contest WIPs

    For my first entry in the Darksword painting contest over at WAMP I've decided to work on Sansa Stark. It's a great little sculpt and I'm planning on incorporating her into a little winter dio scene....
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    Painting feathers and wings

    I was wondering if anyone knows of any good tutorials or references for painting feathers and wings?
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    Whoops, you're right- it is Grimgore. I got mixed...

    Whoops, you're right- it is Grimgore. I got mixed up because I was recently reading an old paint masters article on painting Gorbad.
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    Gorbad- possible DG entry?

    I've always wanted to paint one of the really gritty and violent fantasy orcs from GW,and I managed to pick up an old metal Gorbad Ironhide on the cheap at a LHS down in Atlanta. I really like this...
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    Airbrushing Quick Shade?

    I got in a conversation with a guy at my LHS and he mentioned the idea of airbrushing on Army Painter Quick Shade. He said it could be done by dilluting it with just Tamiya airbrush thinner, but this...
  125. I'm very glad that he's dead. I wasn't personally...

    I'm very glad that he's dead. I wasn't personally affected by 9/11, but I can easily understand why many in NY would celebrate, and I think it's a good thing for them. It's a catharsis that they...
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    The Air Metallics are pretty easy to work with- I...

    The Air Metallics are pretty easy to work with- I have a cheap Aztek airbrush and the only problem I ran into was my nozzle getting clogged a few times, but I think that's a problem with the nozzle...
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    Grey Knight Paladins

    I'm working on a Grey Knight Paladin squad from the new series. They were fun to put together and I really like the models. I just finished highlighting the armor at this point- I'll be going back to...
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    Thanks guys- my whole concept was to make Alice...

    Thanks guys- my whole concept was to make Alice look like she really is that tiny, which is why I went for true scale grass and foliage instead of using tufts.

    I double checked and that spot in...
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    Alice in Wonderland

    This is my version of the Alys and Pussycat mini from Hasslefree, which I did following along with Iacton's Paint Masters series. I sculpted the mushroom and cast the plinth using one of my wife's...
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    I completely redid the face on Alys. I also...

    I completely redid the face on Alys. I also finally gave in to the feedback I was getting over at WAMP and addd some more greenery to the scene to make it less sparse and to add some extra color. I...
  131. As an update I wanted to point out that there's...

    As an update I wanted to point out that there's no shipping cost- I added a base US shipping cost into the price but I will also be shipping overseas for nothing aditional.
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    I just found out yesterday that the Hobby Town...

    I just found out yesterday that the Hobby Town Model Competition is this Saturday, so I'm definately going to be entering Alys. I've attached her to the base, which you can see below. I'm going to be...
  133. New Company: Stone Tower Miniatures- Squire Presale

    I am proud to announce the premier miniature for my company Stone Tower Miniatures: The Squire, which is available for presale through our Kickstarter project.
    ...
  134. That is some very beautiful and impressive work!

    That is some very beautiful and impressive work!
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    That is some truly impressive work- great job on...

    That is some truly impressive work- great job on your first monster!
  136. Thread: Orcy warlord

    by CreganTur
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    That armor looks pretty great to me- it's a very...

    That armor looks pretty great to me- it's a very unique and original look.
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    Man, this thing's come a long way since the...

    Man, this thing's come a long way since the beginning. It's looking fantastic, especially with the bumpy/pitted armor plates.
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    With a small adjustment you could have her...

    With a small adjustment you could have her smearing war-paint under her right eye, like she's preparing for battle. Either that or you could succumb to the will of the crowd and do a Harley.
  139. Man, you're really churning these guys out! They...

    Man, you're really churning these guys out! They look fantastic- nothing more to say, really.
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    Your Sp@Zmarine it looking a lot better on the...

    Your Sp@Zmarine it looking a lot better on the second attempt, and at least you notied your mistake before you were too far into it. As a note, I've heard that mixing GS and milliput will give you...
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    This looks like it's going to be a very cool...

    This looks like it's going to be a very cool project, but a big design challenge too. Looking forward to seeing your progress.
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    I am proud to announce the premier miniature for...

    I am proud to announce the premier miniature for my company Stone Tower Miniatures: The Squire, which is available for presale through our Kickstarter project.
    ...
  143. Article: The Squire- presale from Stone Tower Miniatures

    You can view the page at http://www.coolminiornot.com/articles/content.php?5797-the-squire-presale-from-stone-tower-miniatures
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    Well I'm actually lucky with this commission as...

    Well I'm actually lucky with this commission as I'm just doing conversion work- I won't be painting them. I'm converting some armored horses into Nightmares by replacing their manes, tails, and...
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    Sculpting Fire - Feedback Needed

    I need to sculpt some fire for a new commission, so I've done a few test pieces using slightly different techniques. The GS is still rough in a few places because I didn't want to spend a lot of time...
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    Good start on the Mino- those worms are...

    Good start on the Mino- those worms are wonderfully disgusting!
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    I've had a very busy day of painting and this...

    I've had a very busy day of painting and this will be my last update before going to bed for many long hours.

    I finished her dress using Regal Blue and Enchanted Blue with various increasing mixes...
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    [Commission] IG Karskins

    I finally managed to finish this commission.

    My client bought 3 squads of Karskins from some mook on ebay who slathered them with so much black primer that 3 24 baths in Simple Green couldn't get...
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    I finally managed to finish this commission. The...

    I finally managed to finish this commission. The basing was pretty easy to complete mainly because I pulled back on my original idea and did something simple but nice for gamining minis. I also...
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    Following the next step of the paint along, I...

    Following the next step of the paint along, I worked on and finished the Chesire cat. I found that Adeptus Battlegrey and Chardon Granite are a very close match for the colors that Scott used. The...
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    Alys Paint Along- my attempt

    If you didn't know, Scott Hockley has done a Paint Masters over at WAMP. It's where we follow his step by step for painting a mini as a learning project. For this one he did Alys and Pussycat from...
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    I finally emerged from the stupor my sinus...

    I finally emerged from the stupor my sinus infection encased me in long enough to put the final painting touches on these Karskins and snap some example pics for my client.

    I painted up all the...
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    Sticky: Browser cookies.

    Browser cookies.
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    Chris put the masters in the mail last week, so...

    Chris put the masters in the mail last week, so I'll be able to see this lad in person soon. I've also gotten quotes from 2 different casting companies, with more to come, so I should have the...
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    The squire is now finished and I'm very proud to...

    The squire is now finished and I'm very proud to show you the final pics.I think Chris did an excellent job and I can't wiat to get the resin masters he's sending me. I'm getting estimates from a few...
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    Karskin Commission

    I picked up another commission from the same guy I did some Imperial Guard Shock Troops for a while ago- this time it's Karskins. The color palette is being kept the same as the previous group so his...
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    Another step closer to being done! Chris sent me...

    Another step closer to being done! Chris sent me this update last week, showing the completion of the squire's leather jerkin. Now it's all down to a few more detail pieces.
    ...
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    I had a friend come over today and show me what I...

    I had a friend come over today and show me what I was doing wrong as a photographer. After about an hour we had worked out all of the major problems that were causing my pics to suck. The biggest...
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    Great- I can't unsee it now that you've said it!...

    Great- I can't unsee it now that you've said it! The Luke resemblance is purely accidental, but pretty funny.
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    The face was something I really wanted to nail,...

    The face was something I really wanted to nail, so I provided some really good description and source imagery.

    The scale was something I thought about a great deal. He's just about the perfect...
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    I did a review of this DVD for WAMP...

    I did a review of this DVD for WAMP that might help you make a decision. All of the Miniature Mentor stuff I've reviewed has been very good. This DVD will help you with general painting, but is more...
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    Stone Tower Miniatures: Sneak Peak

    Stone Tower Miniatures will be offering its first miniature for sale in the near future and I wanted to give everyone a sneak peak.

    I am very happy to announce that Chris Clayton is the sculptor...
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    The clear resin I used is called Easy Cast- it's...

    The clear resin I used is called Easy Cast- it's very easy to get here in the US, but I don't know about its availability overseas. I didn't have any problems pouring it around already painted...
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    Well, I've finally finished this commission and...

    Well, I've finally finished this commission and sent the final pics to my client for approval. The biggest part at the end was building the display tray, which was magnetized. I'm most proud of the...
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    Pirate Goblin & Powder Monkey Redux

    I posted this miniature a little while ago but the picture was pretty bad, so I'm posting a much improved picture for some new votes.

    New CMON voting link
    ...
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    After taking in everyone's suggestions on my...

    After taking in everyone's suggestions on my photography skills, chaning my background, adjusting the height of the mini in relation to my camera, and the light tent setup I think I finally have some...
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    After taking in everyone's suggestions on my...

    After taking in everyone's suggestions on my photography skills, chaning my background, adjusting the height of the mini in relation to my camera, and the light tent setup I think I finally have some...
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    I love the color Blighted Gold from P3- it's an...

    I love the color Blighted Gold from P3- it's an excellent color to start off with, as it has a really interesting dark tint to it.
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    Photo Critique

    I've got a Sunpak eBox for my light tent which comes with 2 50W Halogen lamps. I just recently bought a Sony e230 DSLR with a macro lens for taking picutres. My camera settings are:
    iso 100
    F18...
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    I really wasn't happy with the quality fo the pic...

    I really wasn't happy with the quality fo the pic I posted, so I played around with my light placement and a few other things and this is what I've gotten. Does it seem like much of an improvement?
    ...
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    It's a product called Easy Cast- here in the...

    It's a product called Easy Cast- here in the states you can find it in almost any hobby store.
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    A Pirate's Life For Me

    My latest diorama piece is now finished. The minis are from Reaper- Pirate Goblin and Powder Monkey. This was my first time sculpting with Sculpey- the ocean floor and dock pieces are all hand made....
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    I finally finished everything for this project....

    I finally finished everything for this project. The Powder Monkey was the last bit and I was able to finish him today.

    Here's the CMON Voting Link if you would like to throw me a vote.
    ...
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    I sealed all of the edges and the bottom of the...

    I sealed all of the edges and the bottom of the plasticard mold I put around this base with PVA glue and the clear resin still found a place to leak out. Good thing I put it in a dish, otherwise my...
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    I've almost finished the base for this scene. I...

    I've almost finished the base for this scene. I busted out my old Citadel inks to get all of the shadows and tones into the wood before coming back and highlighting it back up. The rusted dagger is...
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    I don't mind at all. Here's what I did: -...

    I don't mind at all. Here's what I did:

    - undercoat or prime black
    -basecoat 1:1 Orchide Shade to Gretchin Green
    -Gretchin Green covering everything but deepest recesses
    -2 washes of Thraka...
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    I've made a lot of progress since my last post-...

    I've made a lot of progress since my last post- which is great since this guy is due in less than a week now. I tried to add more color into this miniature so that I can really set off the skin...
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    The thickest pieces are about 6mm thick and they...

    The thickest pieces are about 6mm thick and they actually bend less than the really thin wooden planks. I tested them after letting them cool for 30 min. I did preheat and did not mix up the...
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    Sculpey Problem

    I'm sculpting all of the wooden dock pieces for my Pirate Goblin diorama with Sculpey and I completely finished and baked the first set of parts. I followed the directions for temperature and did an...
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    For your Lunah model I really think it's the...

    For your Lunah model I really think it's the background that's killing the score. After taking a closer look I really think she should be 5.5 - 6.

    The scoring system is really biased and, I...
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    *LMAO* That would be awesome- we could start a...

    *LMAO* That would be awesome- we could start a grass-roots movement and everything to garner support and votes.
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    The basic tabletop rule I've always gone by...

    The basic tabletop rule I've always gone by (rating of 5) is at least 3 colors and neatly painted. I'd say yours is scoring just right. It's bad, don't get me wrong ( :p ) but you're being way to...
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    Fantastic article! I can't wait to try this...

    Fantastic article! I can't wait to try this technique out!
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    Pirate Goblin Dio

    This is going to be my entry for the contest over at Reaper. One of my best friends gave me the Pirate Goblin and Powder Monkey set from Reaper and I thought they would be perfect to paint for this....
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    I've finally fiished the regular mooks for this...

    I've finally fiished the regular mooks for this commission. 20 of them are exactly the same (except for one who randomly has a morningstar instead of an axe) and then there are 2 metal black orcs who...
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    yeah, the flash is killing you here.

    yeah, the flash is killing you here.
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    I'll tell you for a vote ;) The gravel is...

    I'll tell you for a vote ;)

    The gravel is actually model railroad "coal"- I don't know if they sell multiple sizes of the stuff, so if they do it's probably medium.

    I built it up in two layers-...
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    Grey Knight Terminator Squad

    I've been working on this squad for a long time now. I've always liked the design of these minaitures and I finally picekd them up over a year ago so I could write a review of them as my application...
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    These guys have been staring at me from the...

    These guys have been staring at me from the "holding" area of my work bench for a very long time. It wasn't until I cleared off the sheldf above my work desk for more storage area of ongoing projects...
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    Yeah, with salt masking less is more! Just use...

    Yeah, with salt masking less is more! Just use your fingers to sprinkle the salt a pinch at a time onto the hairspray.
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    I'm currently working on: commission of 25 Black...

    I'm currently working on:
    commission of 25 Black Orcs
    Rackham Wolfen Prowler
    commssion of 30 Karksins

    not to mention trying to fit in sculpting work when I can, like sculpting the bases for my...
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    An undercut is the void area beneath any kind of...

    An undercut is the void area beneath any kind of sharp overhang. They are areas where air pockets are most likely to form in the casting and/or molding process.
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    Yep, I'm very happy with the price. I know this...

    Yep, I'm very happy with the price. I know this guy's work, so there's no concern about quality. Also, I know that I want my company to offer quality miniatures, so I'l willing to pay for it.
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    I'm working with a very well known sculptor and...

    I'm working with a very well known sculptor and it's costing me £300 for a 54mm figure- this includes the sculpting and 2 resin master copies that he'll produce for me. I definately think it's worth...
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    So far all I've used is the standard blade/spoon...

    So far all I've used is the standard blade/spoon tool. I need to figure out what a couple of them are used for.

    I'm going to try to do the next stage of bulking out tonight if I can, but it might...
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    Thanks guys. For the robes I actually only used...

    Thanks guys. For the robes I actually only used red for the highlight colors. Here's the recipe I used- note that I used very thin paints for this and glazed in most of the highlights and shadows:
    ...
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    Pirate Sculpt

    I finally decided to break in the new sculpting tools my wife bought me for Christmas (she got me the deluxe set from Gale Force 9- I highly reccomend them) so I'm going to be following the Pirate...
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    MM- Wolfen Prowler Paint-along

    I feel pretty fortunate that I actually have the old Wolfen Prowler from Rackham, so I'm following along with the Miniature Mentor Complete Guide, trying to paint this guy to the best of my ability....
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    I've been working silently on these guys for the...

    I've been working silently on these guys for the past couple weeks and felt like it was time for a mini update. I've finished the metallics, the black armor, and the yellow emblems. I'm still...
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    This is very good table top work. Your painting...

    This is very good table top work. Your painting is very neat and you have a good eye for color. The only thing I would suggest working on would be the skintones. They're a very good greyish-dead...
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