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    Thanks, everyone! Dexter0015, the details on...

    Thanks, everyone!

    Dexter0015, the details on the horns and textures on the leather parts of the clothing are painted on. There's some uneven shapes sculpted into the leather, but all of the fine...
  2. Thread: 10 balls WIP

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    Fantastic skin work on him. And really nice to...

    Fantastic skin work on him. And really nice to see the early layering, very informative!
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    Thanks! I'm bouncing back and forth a bit...

    Thanks!

    I'm bouncing back and forth a bit between projects depending on what inspires me the most. The other day I started painting again on another tiefling I've made. This piece began a while...
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    Thanks, everyone! I've done a good deal more on...

    Thanks, everyone! I've done a good deal more on the skin and then started to add in a few other bits (got to take a break from painting blue all the time!).

    I wanted to work in some ambient...
  5. Thread: 10 balls WIP

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    I love the orc scene! Awesome work. And the...

    I love the orc scene! Awesome work. And the beginning work on the bust is fantastic.
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    Congratulations on the metal! That's impressive!...

    Congratulations on the metal! That's impressive!

    I like the blue skin you've got, the texture looks great.
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    Here's a new project, a 75mm orc from GT Studio....

    Here's a new project, a 75mm orc from GT Studio. I actually started her a year and a half ago, but kept second guessing myself. I ended up painting some parts over and over and the piece started to...
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    Thanks, BAM! It's always fun getting to hang out...

    Thanks, BAM! It's always fun getting to hang out together at show, check out the other entries and just chat about painting. Sorry I'm missing NOVA, but hopefully I'll make it out next year!
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    Thanks! I'm planning to pair him with another...

    Thanks! I'm planning to pair him with another figure from the Black Sailors line, but it won't be a huge diorama. You're right, there is another set of pirate figures I was painting. I still have...
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    Thanks, everyone! Well, I started on a new piece...

    Thanks, everyone! Well, I started on a new piece this past week. Having done green orcs and just recently a blue one, I decided to go with a different color for my next one. This is Onitsukaji from...
  11. Thread: 10 balls WIP

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    Very nice! Fantastic looking skin on the orc and...

    Very nice! Fantastic looking skin on the orc and boar. I also really like the cool shadow color you've worked into the red armor.
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    Hey all, it's been a while since I've updated...

    Hey all, it's been a while since I've updated this thread. I have a couple finished projects that I'll have to share, but let's start with my most recent piece. I just wrapped up the academic orc...
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    Yikes, been a while since I've updated this...

    Yikes, been a while since I've updated this thread! Things have been keeping me busy. First a quick announcement for those of you on Facebook. Pegaso and Kimera have created a new Facebook group...
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    They are definitely still in business, they...

    They are definitely still in business, they released a number of new figures this month. They may be harder to reach because of the holidays, but I'd try emailing them again. You could also email...
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    Glad to see you posting here. We can all learn...

    Glad to see you posting here. We can all learn from each other (no matter what skill level), but seeing work of your caliber is especially helpful! :)

    Like BloodASmedium, I got to see your work...
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    Thanks, everyone! Krule, I'd like to. I don't...

    Thanks, everyone!

    Krule, I'd like to. I don't think I'll be competing with it, but we're painting a dwarf in two of the classes I'm teaching so it'd be nice to have on hand as another reference. ...
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    Yup,that fixed it. Love the faces on those...

    Yup,that fixed it. Love the faces on those goblins!
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    I'm loving the slime/bile you added. Looks...

    I'm loving the slime/bile you added. Looks fantastic! I'm not seeing the newest images though, they just show up as links and those lead to an invalid attachment error. Might want to give the...
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    Ha, well he is now! Thanks all. Here's how the...

    Ha, well he is now! Thanks all. Here's how the piece turned out
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    Thanks, I'm happy you've found it useful! ...

    Thanks, I'm happy you've found it useful!

    Well, I've returned to an old project with the hopes of finishing it up. I've had Brom, the angry dwarf from Enigma, almost complete for maybe 5 months...
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    Thanks, everyone! Well, I've been pretty quiet...

    Thanks, everyone!

    Well, I've been pretty quiet as of late. I've been in a bit of a painting funk. Either projects just weren't inspiring me or I'd hit a roadblock that was preventing more...
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    That's awesome, congratulations!

    That's awesome, congratulations!
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    Thanks, everyone. I was quite pleased to see my...

    Thanks, everyone. I was quite pleased to see my Crusader wind up with a 1st place in it's category!

    I've been doing some more work on the 28mm Vax figure. It's been a good exercise in painting...
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    Thanks, guys. I'll put some thought into a TMM...

    Thanks, guys. I'll put some thought into a TMM class. Yup, I'm back up in San Jose. But I'll be down in SoCal from time to time. :)

    Here's an update on the gladiator. He's getting pretty...
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    Thanks, everyone! I'll be posting an update on...

    Thanks, everyone!

    I'll be posting an update on the gladiator shortly, but first I could use some advice from you all. I'll be at the next Adepticon and they are in the process of setting up...
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    Thanks, Andy! The gladiator is continuing to...

    Thanks, Andy!

    The gladiator is continuing to move along. Here's how he's progressing......
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    Best of luck! I hope they brought a few extra...

    Best of luck! I hope they brought a few extra cabinets this year so they can hold all of your entries. :D
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    Whatever is handy. At the local art store they...

    Whatever is handy. At the local art store they had sets of brass rods (maybe a foot long but of various small diameters). Look for the section where they've got thin metal sheets/foil. Then I just...
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    Thanks, everyone! Yes, SkelettetS, come back to...

    Thanks, everyone! Yes, SkelettetS, come back to TMM! ;)

    WillS, it's a jewelers vise (designed to grip onto various shaped objects) but works quite well for minis. You can find them on Amazon,...
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    I've been pretty quiet here, but I'm still...

    I've been pretty quiet here, but I'm still around! Spent most of June preparing to move to a new town (from LA to San Jose). And then July and a lot of August have been taken up with the move,...
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    Great job on the marines. The gritty-ness of...

    Great job on the marines. The gritty-ness of them feels very genuine, just like how they look in my imagination. I also like your choice of blue. It's a bit more desaturated than a lot of the...
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    Looks great! Very nice NMM and I really like the...

    Looks great! Very nice NMM and I really like the blues. They almost seem to glow.
  34. Well, take painting on canvas as an example. I...

    Well, take painting on canvas as an example. I don’t think anyone here would disagree that’s considered an established art form. A lot of people paint for fun, as a hobby. Most aren’t producing work...
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    I know people have had their work on display in galleries, though I believe in smaller galleries and nothing like an art museum. This seems to be a bit more common over in Europe than in the US. I...
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    Thanks, all! Yeah, I may have learned that...

    Thanks, all! Yeah, I may have learned that lesson the hard way once or twice. :)

    TheLost, I didn't do a full tutorial, but I did post some process images and explanation over on my painting site....
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    I'm happy to hear it! Considering the countless...

    I'm happy to hear it! Considering the countless tips and tricks I've picked up from CMON (and the whole online painting community), I'm glad I can pass on a few of my own. ;)


    I'm preparing to...
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    Thank you, everyone! frzntoz, there is some...

    Thank you, everyone!

    frzntoz, there is some dusting on the light side of the shield, I just didn't do much at the top corner. But if you look near the griffin's back leg and tail, you'll notice...
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    Ouch, sorry to hear that, BAM. Hopefully the...

    Ouch, sorry to hear that, BAM. Hopefully the specialist will be able to figure it out and get you feeling well quick!

    Great looking bases for the nurgle squad
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    Thanks, everyone! I took a break from the...

    Thanks, everyone!

    I took a break from the tiefling last night and decided to finally put the finishing touches on my crusader. I had a few tiny details left to paint and then the weathering. The...
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    Happy to pass the idea along. Cheap ruler and it...

    Happy to pass the idea along. Cheap ruler and it bends, so perfect for curved surfaces on the mini. ;)
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    Fantastic scene for your chaos quartet. The lava...

    Fantastic scene for your chaos quartet. The lava is excellent, as is the OSL from it.

    The Dumah pairing should be awesome too. You're off to a great start. Looks very consistent with the bust
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    Getting back to painting, I've made some more...

    Getting back to painting, I've made some more progress on the tiefling. I'm following the character art, so the coat will be loaded with designs. Since most of them are line drawings (as opposed to...
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    Hey all, I've been out of town for a bit, so...

    Hey all, I've been out of town for a bit, so couldn't do any painting. But I did decide to bring along some clay and try out a bit of sculpting! I wanted to continue with the Critical Role theme...
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    Thanks, fluister! I've continued to work on...

    Thanks, fluister!

    I've continued to work on the leather and last night I recorded my painting session. I wasn't able to record a true tutorial since I wasn't able to record any audio to talk...
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    Thanks, Maenas and Sicks! Sicks, the samurai...

    Thanks, Maenas and Sicks!

    Sicks, the samurai skin mix Reaper's Volcano Brown (a more neutral brown as opposed to the normal reddish browns I use), Bronzed Skin Shadow, Bronzed Skin, Bronzed Skin...
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    Thanks, 10 and Coyote! Mini-Update from last...

    Thanks, 10 and Coyote!

    Mini-Update from last nights painting. I did the leather for the belt, focusing on the texture. I wish I'd made the buckle a bit less bulking when I was sculpting, but too...
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    Great job on the orcs. I really like the...

    Great job on the orcs. I really like the skintone. Only suggestion would be to add a bit of color variation to the inside of the ears too. If you look at the second image, the ear almost merges...
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    Moving right along with the tiefling. There's a...

    Moving right along with the tiefling. There's a ton of clothing detail to paint on this guy. The coat will be a big undertaking, so I'm starting with the rest of his outfit. I finished off his...
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    Thanks, all! I finished up the rest of the...

    Thanks, all!

    I finished up the rest of the conversion work and then, this past weekend, started doing some of the painting.
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    Just began work on...
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    Piece by piece the tiefling is coming together. ...

    Piece by piece the tiefling is coming together. I have a special talent for accidentally sticking my finger into uncured putty, so I've got to wait for each section to harden before I move on to the...
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    Thanks, all! Yeah, I'll probably try to work in...

    Thanks, all! Yeah, I'll probably try to work in some purple/burgundy... though I'll keep it muted. I'm finding it hard to justify having strong versions of those colors in any of the possible...
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    You might also check in at your local hobby...

    You might also check in at your local hobby stores. They may be able to connect you with gamers who'd be interested in your painted work. Aside from wargamers, D&D players or GMs might be...
  55. Thread: 10 balls WIP

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    Really fantastic work on the frog and the base is...

    Really fantastic work on the frog and the base is great!
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    Looking great! I like the veins in the head too,...

    Looking great! I like the veins in the head too, nice touch
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    Canny, yeah, I was thinking something like that. ...

    Canny, yeah, I was thinking something like that. I might have a hard time cutting them, so I was also going to look at some plasticard options (though in that case I'm guessing the walls will be...
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    So glad to hear. Now just makes sure he gets that...

    So glad to hear. Now just makes sure he gets that pneumonia cleared up quickly!
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    haha, yeah, there are a few projects in the...

    haha, yeah, there are a few projects in the works. The pirate scene is still something I plan to finish. I just knew that the base is going to be complex and take a while, so I took a break to...
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    MrJim, yeah, I was thinking about putting a...

    MrJim, yeah, I was thinking about putting a bedroll there, maybe strapping a spare tire over it too. Then have some packs on either side. I'd also like to add a rifle holster somewhere on the bike,...
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    Thanks! Though I have a feeling my wasteland...

    Thanks! Though I have a feeling my wasteland inspired bike will not be quite as nice looking as BDerricks' examples.

    As I was looking at google for references I found a site showing a lot of...
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    Thanks for the tip, BDerricks! Yeah, I'm walking...

    Thanks for the tip, BDerricks! Yeah, I'm walking that line between wanting to make something believable but also outlandish. I've never been all that into cars or motorcycles, so I don't have tons...
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    I've started on the bike conversions. Just the...

    I've started on the bike conversions. Just the beginning, but I'm happy seeing it begin to transform into something new. I stretched the front end for a chopper style bike by clipping and replacing...
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    Thanks, all! TheLost, its a kit from AMT, 1/25...

    Thanks, all!

    TheLost, its a kit from AMT, 1/25 scale 1970s era dirt bikes. There are a couple other accessory kits from AMT that I have my eye on. They sell two sets of engines that I could...
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    Really sorry to hear that. I'm hoping that the...

    Really sorry to hear that. I'm hoping that the small spot is nothing or, at the very least, truly something small and easy to take care of. Will definitely be thinking of you and wishing your...
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    Thanks, everyone! Well, a took a break from...

    Thanks, everyone!

    Well, a took a break from painting last night to start prepping a future project. This one is still a long ways off from being ready to start. But I'm hoping to work on it...
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    I think there's a certain amount of nerves and...

    I think there's a certain amount of nerves and anxiety on some level for everyone who competes. The way I try to approach Crystal Brush (and alleviate my show related stress) is to remind myself...
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    Congrats again, BAM! Well deserved awards! And...

    Congrats again, BAM! Well deserved awards! And wow, seems like each year it just gets more and more competitive.

    To address a few comments I saw, Jen mentioned on Facebook that the Dark Age...
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    No problem! I've managed to do a bit more work...

    No problem!

    I've managed to do a bit more work on Brom, focusing on the pauldrons. Given the sculpt and how his equipment is cobbled together from various parts, I'm going to give most of it a...
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    Safe travels, BAM! And best of luck at the show....

    Safe travels, BAM! And best of luck at the show. I'll be eagerly waiting for Saturday when they get all of the entries posted to the site!

    And MrJim is right, CMON wants the online CB voting to...
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    Thanks, CyAniDe. No, since the skin is...

    Thanks, CyAniDe. No, since the skin is relatively light, I simply applied a base of Rosy Skin Shadow over the face. Similarly I used a light brown base for the cloth around his head. The recesses...
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    Good luck, BAM! I expect to see a lot of your...

    Good luck, BAM! I expect to see a lot of your stuff make the cut!

    Regarding voting, whatever time CMON says it's going to start, expect it to be an hour or two late. They put in a lot of work...
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    Great coloring. I'm excited to see the rest of...

    Great coloring. I'm excited to see the rest of your work on this one!
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    Really nice work. Great bust and awesome...

    Really nice work. Great bust and awesome freehand. Are you channeling a bit of Richard Gray there? ;)
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    Thanks, everyone! Canny, I think Enigma...

    Thanks, everyone!

    Canny, I think Enigma Miniatures is officially closed, but the kits aren't especially rare. I picked up this copy from TheLost. Up until very recently, CMON had a bunch of...
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    I've been in a bit of a painting funk the last...

    I've been in a bit of a painting funk the last few weeks, but I'm hopefully breaking out of it. This past weekend I started painting Brom, the 54mm scale dwarf from Enigma. The sculpt is pretty...
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    Great looking set of figures, BAM! And that's...

    Great looking set of figures, BAM! And that's the philosophy I think anyone who competes should have. Win or lose, you know how this compares to your previous work and that you're continuing to...
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    Sorry about Golden Demon. But the updated Slambo...

    Sorry about Golden Demon. But the updated Slambo looks fantastic. Great base and the reflections on the figure are perfect.
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    And here are the rest of the videos (apparently...

    And here are the rest of the videos (apparently you can only link so many in one post).


    https://youtu.be/ehCd2CSbnXI

    https://youtu.be/T4x_a3ZtAJM

    https://youtu.be/RaHPjuDWhUU
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    Cool, thanks Andy! Over the weekend I began...

    Cool, thanks Andy!

    Over the weekend I began work on the knight, focusing on the face and helmet. Here's the progress
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    What makes this project a bit different is I managed to...
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    Thanks, everyone! While I'm wrapping up the...

    Thanks, everyone!

    While I'm wrapping up the knight, I've started prepping another future project. I guess I'm on a bit of a knight kick since I picked this 75mm crusader from FER....
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    (Continued as a second post so CMON won't tag it...

    (Continued as a second post so CMON won't tag it as spam...)

    There are a few other details I need to wrap up. One of them is the arrows. I planned to have two stuck in the ground and another two...
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    Mally, I'll have to keep that in mind! Well,...

    Mally, I'll have to keep that in mind!

    Well, with the White Speaker finished, I returned to the 54mm crusader to see if I could get him wrapped up too. I'm not quite there, but he's getting very...
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    Looking great, BAM! Really nice subtle...

    Looking great, BAM! Really nice subtle differences in the skin coloring between these two, yet they still feel consistent.
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    Thank you, Chaotic, Krule, Meph, Ritual, and...

    Thank you, Chaotic, Krule, Meph, Ritual, and Canny!
  86. Thread: Canny's Wip

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    Yeah, the start on the dwarf scene looks really...

    Yeah, the start on the dwarf scene looks really nice. Great setting for the figure. It'll be fun to see how that piece develops!
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    Thanks, Coyote and Krule! Krule, the vines are...

    Thanks, Coyote and Krule!

    Krule, the vines are etched brass from ScaleLink, their 1:32 Ivy Stems and Leaves (http://www.scalelink.co.uk/acatalog/Scale_1_32_Foliage.html). Officially for 54mm...
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    Thanks, guys! Getting back to the White...

    Thanks, guys!

    Getting back to the White Speaker, I've been working on the base and she is essentially finished (just need to paint the spear which will be stuck into the base). My initial run at...
  89. It was CMON's 75mm Chaos Knight. When I ordered...

    It was CMON's 75mm Chaos Knight. When I ordered there was a large number of them still in stock... or at least listed as in stock. According to CMON "Unfortunately during our stock take at the end...
  90. I got my stuff about a week ago. 3 out of the 4...

    I got my stuff about a week ago. 3 out of the 4 items were there, though if I went to my orders on the website it indicated everything was shipping... so you don't really know what you're getting...
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    As I wrap up the White Speaker, I'm starting to...

    As I wrap up the White Speaker, I'm starting to prep a new project. As I mentioned a few posts ago, I wanted to do a 54mm fantasy piece. I've got the pirate scene I'm still working on, but that is...
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    Hey all, a quick heads up on some mini...

    Hey all, a quick heads up on some mini opportunities. First, since we were talking about 54mm scale fantasy, there's 2 days left for a kickstarter of 54mm scale elf and dwarf figures. It was a real...
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    Yeah, I wish they'd be better about posting...

    Yeah, I wish they'd be better about posting information on categories sooner. Keep an eye on http://www.crystalbrush.com/news/ for more info. Looks like they posted several announcements last year...
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    Thanks, guys! Haha, BAM, well it's been about 5...

    Thanks, guys! Haha, BAM, well it's been about 5 years since I did the 54mm one (she shows up on the very first page of this WIP thread!!!!). Sure this one is half the size... but I've learned a few...
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    Thank you!

    Thank you!
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    Thanks, all! And I hope you enjoy the videos. ...

    Thanks, all! And I hope you enjoy the videos. If all goes well, there will be more in the near future!

    The work on the White Speaker has been moving along at a good pace. The main figure is...
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    Ha, thank you but I'm not sure about all of that!...

    Ha, thank you but I'm not sure about all of that! I've gotten to a point where I'm pretty happy with my layering approach with a side of stippling and glazing. But plenty of other techniques out...
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    Some minor changes to the skin along with...

    Some minor changes to the skin along with painting the hands and feet. Up next I'll start on the clothing... that shouldn't take too long. :P

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    Thanks Krule and 10! Well, the verdict is...

    Thanks Krule and 10!

    Well, the verdict is in... I proposed three options to the client:
    (1) Keep abs as they are
    (2) Keep abs, but make shading more subtle
    (3) Remove abs and just have a flat...
  100. Off to a really nice start for your 5th project! ...

    Off to a really nice start for your 5th project! Good work on the borders between colors (I don't see sections bleeding into each other) and a decent amount of contrast, especially for this early a...
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    Yeah, thank you all for the comments and...

    Yeah, thank you all for the comments and opinions. It's very interesting to see different people's reaction to the style done on this piece. A couple comments of my own...

    Regarding contrast on...
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    All fair comments. The raised leg, especially...

    All fair comments. The raised leg, especially the knee area, is one of the spots I plan to revisit. Plenty there that needs to be fixed. As for the overall level of contrast, it was a choice and...
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    I've got an update on the White Speaker to share....

    I've got an update on the White Speaker to share. So far I've focused on the skin (with the exception of the hands and feet). Pretty happy with the results, though there are a few spots I know I...
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    Excellent piece! The colors turned out really...

    Excellent piece! The colors turned out really nicely. And the little details like the tattoo and various textures are wonderful too.
  105. Just got my shipping notice. At least according...

    Just got my shipping notice. At least according to the website everything I ordered should be in there. Looking forward it's arrival!
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    Thanks! Well, I'm taking trip down memory lane...

    Thanks!

    Well, I'm taking trip down memory lane with a new project. I'm doing a commission version of the 28mm White Speaker. Back when I'd just started this thread, I began painting the 54mm...
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    Thanks! Yeah, just Reaper + water for everything...

    Thanks! Yeah, just Reaper + water for everything but the metallics. I think a bit of water gets added to the paint through the wet palette. Then I just add some more as I feel necessary. I'm not...
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    I'd like to but the internet at our place is so...

    I'd like to but the internet at our place is so freaking slow. I've done some google hangouts while painting, but the resolution people can see from me sucks. So recording offline and then...
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    Thanks, all! Zab, ha, I wasn't even editing......

    Thanks, all!

    Zab, ha, I wasn't even editing... just recording and then clicked the stop button to end the recording and save!
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    PS. Seriously, CMON, take the spam filter down a...

    PS. Seriously, CMON, take the spam filter down a notch. I try to share a whole three links in a post, so it must be spam. Fine... remove links, post, edit post, reinsert links. But still, it's a...
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    You know, if you really want to be sure a figure...

    You know, if you really want to be sure a figure is 'taken care of', you might want to smear a bit of peanut butter on it before you accidentally knock it onto the floor. You can never be too...
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    Thank you for the suggestions, everyone! Lots of...

    Thank you for the suggestions, everyone! Lots of good ideas. I ended up ordering a copy of Narga from Figone and picked up a copy of the undead king from them while I was at it. I could paint the...
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    Something human-ish. I'm not looking for a large...

    Something human-ish. I'm not looking for a large monster or anything like that. But an elf, undead, dwarf, etc could all work. I'm looking for a project that would be a fun without being super...
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    That's true, thanks Zab. A bit of an...

    That's true, thanks Zab. A bit of an anime/steampunk/final fantasy sort of feel to the sculpt. I'll definitely add that as one of the possibilities.
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    Ah, just found another piece which could work......

    Ah, just found another piece which could work... this Saxon from Andrea. Like the scissor, he walks the line between historical and fantasy. It's just a matter of what setting you place him in and...
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    Thanks, all! I've been brainstorming ideas for...

    Thanks, all! I've been brainstorming ideas for the patch on Redghar's knee. I'm still undecided. I thought about something with a bit of a pattern, but anything too complex would be distracting. ...
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    Great looking piece!

    Great looking piece!
  118. I'm glad to year that, CMON_Brandy. Thank you...

    I'm glad to year that, CMON_Brandy. Thank you for the information!
  119. And that, more than the delay, is what's got the...

    And that, more than the delay, is what's got the most chance of making me really pissed. I've seen a number of people who have received their orders mention refunded pieces, so it looks like CMON...
  120. I also ordered on 27 November. The site still...

    I also ordered on 27 November. The site still lists my order as processing. And I'm in the US, so had it been shipped anytime near when MAXXxxx's was, it should have gotten to me by now. Of course...
  121. Issue 4 of The Illustrated Historical Artist now available

    Our 4th issue has just been released! There's a lot of great content, including an article on freehand work by yours truly. Here's a peak at what you'll find inside......
  122. Certainly, the customer service and...

    Certainly, the customer service and responsiveness to inquiries has been terrible. I imagine a good number of the people who ordered will never buy from CMON again. Though I don't know the details...
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    Great looking scene! Ha, I think most of us know...

    Great looking scene! Ha, I think most of us know that feeling. Good to be done and able to move on to something else. :)
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    Thanks, Coyote and BAM!

    Thanks, Coyote and BAM!
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    Canny, I might see if I can shave them down a...

    Canny, I might see if I can shave them down a bit.

    (Sigh, CMON's flagging a lot of posts as spam. Doing my best to work around it...)

    I haven't made much progress on any single project in the...
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    I feel like a good Rocky-style training montage...

    I feel like a good Rocky-style training montage would be appropriate
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    Not sure if you saw this yet, but BAM's...

    Not sure if you saw this yet, but BAM's Sepulchral Guard made Volomir's 'Do Not Miss' list for the first week of 2018. That's pretty damn cool if you ask me!
    ...
  128. Thread: 10 balls WIP

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    Love the colors on this one!

    Love the colors on this one!
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    There is another thread...

    There is another thread on the same issue. While I'm not happy about the delay, I know I won't be painting the figures in the immediate future so I can live with it. But what concerns me is the...
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    Ha, thanks, BAM. I can think of plenty of...

    Ha, thanks, BAM. I can think of plenty of painters I look to and wish I could paint like them... but I'll take the compliment! =)

    I was just playing around on photoshop. I'm pretty much a novice...
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    Hey all, happy new years! Well, over the...

    Hey all, happy new years!

    Well, over the holiday break I did not get around to any painting. But I did spend time starting to construct the base for my pirate scene. As you may recall, I had...
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    Off to a very nice start. I've liked this sculpt...

    Off to a very nice start. I've liked this sculpt for a while, been tempted to get the kit several times but haven't gotten around to it yet. I can see this piece really shining with your style of...
  133. I think you lucked out MAXXxxx, I ordered on Nov...

    I think you lucked out MAXXxxx, I ordered on Nov 27th and still haven't heard anything on shipping.

    My guess is this is in partly due to a big increase in the number of orders thanks to the big...
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    Yeah, it's this one...

    Yeah, it's this one I painted up a couple years ago. It's been sitting in my case for ages now, almost finished but not quite. I haven't found the time or motivation to put the final touches on it.
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    Thanks, everyone! AndyG, do you mean Sumothay...

    Thanks, everyone!

    AndyG, do you mean Sumothay? Had to take a trip in the WABAC machine to find him. Yeah, he's sitting in the cabinet 98% complete. There's a bit on his left shoulder that I...
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    Overall I'm reasonably satisfied with the...

    Overall I'm reasonably satisfied with the chainmail. I mean, if you asked me what are my favorite parts of this figure, the chainmail would be pretty far down the list (behind probably every other...
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    Oh yeah, these are going to look great when they...

    Oh yeah, these are going to look great when they get the full BAM treatment.
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    Over the weekend I finished off the chain mail on...

    Over the weekend I finished off the chain mail on the knight. I took care of a few small details as well. At some point I'd accidentally knocked the dagger off and had to re-glue it on. That left...
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    Any interest in one that's already been painted?...

    Any interest in one that's already been painted? :tongue:
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    Yeah, if you want a less intense color, it may...

    Yeah, if you want a less intense color, it may seem like a good idea to add white. But a grey can create some very nice desaturated results. As I said to BAM, I try to mix in greys that have a...
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    Haha, I think you need to get away from the GW...

    Haha, I think you need to get away from the GW metallics. Perhaps they've improved over the years, but last time I used them it was like painting with toothpaste. Metallics for airbrushing and the...
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    I'm really sad his site is gone. I remember he'd...

    I'm really sad his site is gone. I remember he'd done a tutorial on it and I'd love to reread that now. I think that sometimes with tutorials and lessons it can be a matter of the right time and...
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    Thanks! I've see a few people do it and that...

    Thanks! I've see a few people do it and that definitely inspired me to give it a try. I think the first time I was introduced to the concept was the work on Monkeyman here at CMON. Unfortunately...
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    Looking great. I am ever envious of your TMM...

    Looking great. I am ever envious of your TMM results!
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    More progress to show on the metallics. I'd done...

    More progress to show on the metallics. I'd done a bit of work on the chainmail earlier (legs and neck), but wasn't happy with it and decided to redo them. I've been trying a few new things with my...
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    Thanks, everyone. Krule, that's be great. I just...

    Thanks, everyone. Krule, that's be great. I just sent you a PM about it.

    Okay, so it probably looks like I can't stay focused on a single piece... but I just had a bit of time the other day to...
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    Yeah, those cracks/sutures in the skulls are...

    Yeah, those cracks/sutures in the skulls are great little details. That's something I'll have to remember to add next time I paint skulls. See, this is the sort of special knowledge you get by...
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    I'm continuing to plan out the scene for the...

    I'm continuing to plan out the scene for the pirates. Since I didn't work this all out beforehand, I had to improvise a bit. I took some cork, covered it with a sheet of paper, and then stuck the...
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    Thanks, everyone! Keeping my focus on the basing...

    Thanks, everyone! Keeping my focus on the basing is always a struggle. I love doing the figures, but when that part of the piece is done I just want to rush through the base so I can move on to my...
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    The pirate scene is starting to come into focus...

    The pirate scene is starting to come into focus for me. I'm ditching the idea of having the monkey on the rigging. For the composition I want, it'd mean the other two figures are right up against...
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    Nice job on the shield, I really like the...

    Nice job on the shield, I really like the freehand design.

    And thanks for the heads up on the sale. I hadn't thought to check out there store, but your post got to take a look. Picked up the...
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    Looking good, BAM! I see you're about to add...

    Looking good, BAM! I see you're about to add some water effects? That will be a nice touch.
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    Thanks, everyone! I was a bit concerned when I...

    Thanks, everyone! I was a bit concerned when I start about whether or not the effects would look believable. But I am very pleased with how it turned out.

    Not more than an hour of painting time...
  154. Thread: 10 balls WIP

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    Looking great! Very believable NMM

    Looking great! Very believable NMM
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    I'm happy with where the Count bust is. I still...

    I'm happy with where the Count bust is. I still need to address the scars/scratches and the OSL on his jacket/hair... but I'll get to those later. In the meantime, I've been looking at some other...
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    My painted 54mm White Speaker is for sale. You...

    My painted 54mm White Speaker is for sale. You can find the images here: http://www.coolminiornot.com/345340. Send me a PM if you are interested.
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    Looks great. Nice consistent feel to the whole...

    Looks great. Nice consistent feel to the whole group. And of course the weathering and basework fit the scene and setting perfectly.
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    Here's another update on the bust. I revised the...

    Here's another update on the bust. I revised the hair by repositioning the highlights and knocking the brightness down a bit. I'm not sure I'm truly done with the hair, but I'm happier with it than...
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    Thanks for the idea, Ritual. I like that one.

    Thanks for the idea, Ritual. I like that one.
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    Thanks, everyone! Andy, yeah, I think I'll...

    Thanks, everyone!

    Andy, yeah, I think I'll have to give that a try. I also think I need to tweak the placement a bit as the main light source is off center. Regarding the scars, I'm still...
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    Thanks, everyone! Well, I had an hour and a...

    Thanks, everyone!

    Well, I had an hour and a half to paint last night. I didn't want to get into the metals on the knight, as I'd like to have a nice long session to really try and work through...
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    Awesome! Congrats again, BAM!

    Awesome! Congrats again, BAM!
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    I really like the color shift on the tentacles,...

    I really like the color shift on the tentacles, adds a lot of interest and realism (well, for a fantasy piece).
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    Thanks for the feedback and suggestions. I'll...

    Thanks for the feedback and suggestions. I'll start by just clipping off the upper blade and see how it looks. I can always remove more if I decide to replace the entire head with something, but...
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    Oh, and I forgot to mention today is the first...

    Oh, and I forgot to mention today is the first day of the new Infamy kickstarter. They've got a bunch of larger scale (54mm and bigger) pieces. I'm quite tempted by the figure called 'Bear'...
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    Kumaccio, yeah, the painting on the knight has...

    Kumaccio, yeah, the painting on the knight has gone beyond strict realism and is a bit more stylized. I wanted to push the contrast for a more dramatic effect. It's a conscious choice, but one I...
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    Thanks, everyone!

    Thanks, everyone!
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    Great work on the bust! Really nicely done...

    Great work on the bust! Really nicely done greens.
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    The ogryns look great! And of course the work on...

    The ogryns look great! And of course the work on the shoulder pad for the marine is fantastic. That will be another stunning piece I'm sure
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    Thanks, torn! Had another round of freehand...

    Thanks, torn!

    Had another round of freehand this weekend. I approached it pretty much the same way. Of course since the design is twice the size on the shield, I could put in a bit more detail....
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    Thanks! Yeah, the more I do it the more...

    Thanks! Yeah, the more I do it the more confident I get... but whenever I start there's still that 'I really hope I don't regret this!' feeling.

    I put the finishing touches on the griffin. Using...
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    Thanks, 10. I'll keep working on it! ;P I...

    Thanks, 10. I'll keep working on it! ;P

    I filled in the outline, so now it's actually starting to look like something. I gave it a rough shading too, but I need a bit more time on that so it...
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    Thanks, all! Most likely I'll ditch the spear...

    Thanks, all! Most likely I'll ditch the spear and banner... well, at least I'll save it for another project where it's presence makes more sense.

    Coyotebreaks, I'm adding incrementally more of...
  174. Thread: Sproket's WIP

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    Absolutely stunning pieces. Really great to see...

    Absolutely stunning pieces. Really great to see you posting again!
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    Thanks, everyone! Foxtail, the banner is a...

    Thanks, everyone!

    Foxtail, the banner is a thin sheet of steel. I found it at a local art store. It was thin enough to bend, but not easily which meant it holds its shape well. In Roman's...
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    Thanks, guys! Ha, BAM, I'm not sure I quite have...

    Thanks, guys! Ha, BAM, I'm not sure I quite have enough material for a 4 class series... but maybe in time I'll put together one class on texturing.

    I've got a couple early stage looks at some of...
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    Alright, I am leaning more towards the griffin. ...

    Alright, I am leaning more towards the griffin. I'll probably give it a shot this weekend and see how it goes. In the meantime, I've been working on the leather parts on the knight.
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    World Model Expo Souvenir Special

    https://i0.wp.com/figurementors.com/wp-content/uploads/edd/2017/10/promo-pages-collage.jpg?resize=793%2C595

    For those of you who weren't able to make the World Expo, the Illustrated Historical...
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    Thanks, Skel! Skel and Teronus, you should get...

    Thanks, Skel!

    Skel and Teronus, you should get one. I held out for about a day and then ordered it.

    I've done some more work on the knight, but no new pictures at this point. I started...
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    Getting better and better, BAM. ...

    Getting better and better, BAM.

    @Iateyourbananas, BAM is right on with the freehand. That's how I tend to do mine. To help illustrate the dot approach, here's a couple pictures of one I did. I...
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    Josh, ha, well there are plenty of times where I...

    Josh, ha, well there are plenty of times where I still feel like an amateur. Especially when it comes to fantasy figures like this. There's a lot of gorgeous work online that I see and just wish I...
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    So I start to think 'I've got enough figures for...

    So I start to think 'I've got enough figures for now, a pile of unfinished projects that I should focus on. Let's hold off on buying anything new for a while.' And then something like this shows up...
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    Great looking group of figures. I especially...

    Great looking group of figures. I especially like the 3rd one with the cloth smock-like thing on his front. The tiny bit of design work is nice and the layers of stains and grossness on it are...
  184. Thread: 10 balls WIP

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    Fantastic looking marine. The NMM style red is...

    Fantastic looking marine. The NMM style red is turning out so well and definitely a very tough thing to do.
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    Thanks, Foxtail and Ten Ball. Ten Ball, it's a...

    Thanks, Foxtail and Ten Ball. Ten Ball, it's a +1 robe of painting, so that's why it glows. =)
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    More work done on the surcoat. I finished up the...

    More work done on the surcoat. I finished up the bottom right and rebalanced the highlights on the rest of the figure. I'm playing around with a couple ideas for the design on the chest. Started...
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    Clearly it was a popular day to be born. Happy...

    Clearly it was a popular day to be born. Happy B-day Webmonkey and Marta!
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    That's a fantastic display of figures. ...

    That's a fantastic display of figures. Congratulations on the award!
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    At one point or another, I think most of us...

    At one point or another, I think most of us wonder what if we could go back and do something differently, make a different choice, avoid a tragedy. But all of those events and choices are what made...
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    Thanks, Krule! I've made some more progress on...

    Thanks, Krule!

    I've made some more progress on the surcoat for the knight and taken some proper pictures. I'm working in sections as it's easier to focus on smaller regions (where'd I want to...
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    Thanks, Webmonkey! Ha, yeah, this WIP thread is...

    Thanks, Webmonkey! Ha, yeah, this WIP thread is generally pretty light on GW stuff. Though I should warn you, I might be painting one of the new primaris space marines in the near future. BAM is...
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    Well, it's been about 3 weeks since I've had the...

    Well, it's been about 3 weeks since I've had the chance to really do any painting on my own projects. Feels like ages! But, last night I had some time to sit down and decided to do a bit of...
  193. Thread: Mally's WIP

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    Congratulations on winning the bust category in...

    Congratulations on winning the bust category in the 'Eavier Metal's Eadbanger competition! Mally's crusader took first place!
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    Awesome work, Skel!

    Awesome work, Skel!
  195. And the table of contents for issue 2...

    And the table of contents for issue 2
    http://figurementors.com/wp-content/uploads/edd/2017/09/IMG_0796.png
  196. Second Issue of The Illustrated Historical Artist Now Available

    Hey all, the FigureMentors team has finished the issue #2 of their magazine and it's now available for purchase and downloading. We've got another stellar group of artists providing content for this...
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    Thanks for the heads up, Fluister. I'm not sure...

    Thanks for the heads up, Fluister. I'm not sure what the issue was, but something about trying to host them here didn't work. I put them up on my blog and then used the insert image from URL, so...
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    While I'm waiting for the orc and lozza to...

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    MAXXxxx, yeah, we'd like to make it as cheap as...

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