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    SaintToad! *pounce* *hugs* Glad to see you're...

    SaintToad! *pounce* *hugs*

    Glad to see you're still specialising in eye-wateringly small miniatures. :D Your style has come a long way since I was last around. Well done you.
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    Digga! *pounce* *hugs* This looks like it's...

    Digga! *pounce* *hugs*

    This looks like it's going to be a challenging, but fabulous subject for a sculpt. Keep at it!
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    Sicks! *pounce* So glad to see you're still at...

    Sicks! *pounce*

    So glad to see you're still at this whole painting thing. Your style has come along in leaps and bounds since I was last around. Well done.

    I love the colour you settled on for...
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    BAM! *pounce* *tackle* *hugs* I'm really...

    BAM! *pounce* *tackle* *hugs*

    I'm really liking your newest work my friend. But I always have been a big fan of your style....

    Just wanted to pop in and deliver the hug and compliment.
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    Forget Me Not

    Greetings, salutations and sundry hellos to all of you marvelous folks who I miss.

    As you may have gathered, life has continued to blast ahead at a silly pace. I am, however, still alive and...
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    All Is Well

    Hello all of you marvellous folks!

    I must apologise for not having been on the forums for quite a while. Life is helluva busy at the moment, so I'm not getting a lot of painting or internet time...
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    Deadpool is a great mini. YetiSA and his wife...

    Deadpool is a great mini. YetiSA and his wife bought him for my man as a birthday surprise. And a fourth wall break of some kind would make a brilliant base.
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    @KruleBear - Yay!

    @KruleBear - Yay!
  9. Thread: Tim's WIP's

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    Go Tim go! I absolutely adore this project (which...

    Go Tim go! I absolutely adore this project (which isn't fair because I love most of your pieces - you're making my affections spread too thin).
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    Beautiful little skeleton - as Sproket so...

    Beautiful little skeleton - as Sproket so eloquently explained, the colour palette is immediate and intense.

    I agree with SaintToad's suggestion that the headstone could do with some chips or...
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    Now there's the BAM magic in action! Very nice my...

    Now there's the BAM magic in action! Very nice my friend. Very nice indeed.
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    @Darthmarsh - Hehe. :D Shhhhh.... @WGS - Most...

    @Darthmarsh - Hehe. :D Shhhhh....

    @WGS - Most kind, thank you.
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    Saucy! I like it. :D

    Saucy! I like it. :D
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    @Teronus - Ooh fancy! :p Thanks, it's very...

    @Teronus - Ooh fancy! :p Thanks, it's very appreciated.
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    She's a great sculpt. Depending on what the...

    She's a great sculpt. Depending on what the overall colour scheme is that you have in mind, I'd consider adding some auburn/red into the hair. She's just always struck me as a rather feisty deity, so...
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    @SaintToad - All good vibes are most appreciated....

    @SaintToad - All good vibes are most appreciated. :)
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    Holy hells in a handbag batman! That's one...

    Holy hells in a handbag batman! That's one helluva big model. The freehand details look pretty awesome so far DR. Now go and have a cup of tea before the men in white coats come calling.
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    @Maenas - :claply::rotfl: Shhhhh.... you weren't...

    @Maenas - :claply::rotfl: Shhhhh.... you weren't supposed to have noticed all of that! Thank you for the long distance pom-poms. :)
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    @Dragonsreach - I found that Tai Chi really...

    @Dragonsreach - I found that Tai Chi really helped because it strengthened my stomach and lower back muscles which take the most strain. I really just needs to get organised and start doing more...
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    I'm so sorry that I haven't been around for your...

    I'm so sorry that I haven't been around for your progress on this magnificent bust. I am in love with the freehand embroidery work you have done on his chest. Stellar stuff! *applauds from the...
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    Do I have to beg a cute commission piece from...

    Do I have to beg a cute commission piece from you? I can save up my pennies and pay you in instalments. I'd get you to try something different AND have a BAM original as an addition to my display...
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    Excellent! I'm clearly having a good influence on...

    Excellent! I'm clearly having a good influence on you WGS. :D Thank you for the positive vibes.



    Lol. Not really angling for sympathy, but I'll take it! :p You're always welcome to jump in with...
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    Even though he is not cute I shall forgive you....

    Even though he is not cute I shall forgive you. Mainly because, as per usual, you have done a cracking job. I absolutely love the tiny scratches you've incorporated into his armour and the worn...
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    Hearty congratulations to you and your wife!...

    Hearty congratulations to you and your wife! :love:
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    Glad to see you're having fun with your...

    Glad to see you're having fun with your conversions SaintToad! Your terminator turned out really nicely (voted as well).
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    Well I'll be lurking around waiting with...

    Well I'll be lurking around waiting with enthusiasm for your next project. I love watching your WIP. :D
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    As I expected you have been brilliantly busy in...

    As I expected you have been brilliantly busy in my absence. :D

    The new vignette is very nice - experimenting with different colours is working for you.

    However, I AM NOT SEEING ANY...
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    @BAM - Thank you my friend. *hugs* A bit more...

    @BAM - Thank you my friend. *hugs* A bit more context is probably what is needed. At the end of 1997 I had an accident that resulted in a broken back amongst other things. My angels were clearly...
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    Proof of Life

    I am still around!

    And I even got my primed Skaven Grey Seer out and started laying some paint down on him. No pictures yet because I'm taking my time to get back into the swing of things and I'm...
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    *squeal of delight* *pounce* I love it!! Digga...

    *squeal of delight* *pounce* I love it!!

    Digga that portal looks amazing! In fact, so amazing that I am going to forgive you for lack of Famine updates....

    Did you bake it with the glass? Is...
  31. Thread: Tim's WIP's

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    Tim, your work makes me swoon with happiness. :D

    Tim, your work makes me swoon with happiness. :D
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    Welcome to the madness and fun of the forums...

    Welcome to the madness and fun of the forums Nick!

    Your Brewers team looks great! The Guild Ball minis are great quality and have such individual character. I'm sure you had lots of fun with them....
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    Always a pleasure to stop past and see what...

    Always a pleasure to stop past and see what you're up to Sionid. Beautiful work on both ladies.

    And yay for a house with a painting space! My man and I have just bought a house and having a room...
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    Wow - I just had a fabulous time catching up on...

    Wow - I just had a fabulous time catching up on your WIP. :) You are a busy young man!

    Minotaur: I really like the combination of eyes and pustules on him. It's a good balance of elements and...
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    Immensely proud of you! He's looking fantastic so...

    Immensely proud of you! He's looking fantastic so far.
  36. *hugs* A couple of points: 1) I'm thrilled...

    *hugs*

    A couple of points:
    1) I'm thrilled that you're still alive and in one piece! :victory:
    2) Brexit has been astonishing to watch unfold from all the way over in Africa so I can only...
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    I'm glad to see you're having fun playing with...

    I'm glad to see you're having fun playing with the jolly disgustingness that is Nurgle. I found them to be surprisingly satisfying to work on - something about the cheerful/comic style of the sculpts...
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    One Year Anniversary

    You guys are absolute sweetie-pies! :in-love:

    I would like to take a quick moment to thank all of you who have taken the time over the past year to welcome this strange little South African...
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    *peeks out from her ninja-space* Hello my lovely...

    *peeks out from her ninja-space* Hello my lovely friends!

    Haven't had much hobby motivation going on at the moment. And so not sure what to start with. Or continue with. Any thoughts? Comments?...
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    Looking good my friend! I'm really pleased to see...

    Looking good my friend! I'm really pleased to see you painting and experimenting with such great results. :D

    *I was never here....a breeze trembles the curtains as if something passed by*
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    *hugs* You have my details. Use them. *hugs* ...

    *hugs* You have my details. Use them. *hugs*

    *ninja ArchArad disappears reluctantly into the night while pointing at an email icon*
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    *blush* Thank you - I'm glad. Smiles are good....

    *blush* Thank you - I'm glad. Smiles are good. Even if for the few moments it takes people to read my strange little ramblings. :)

    The offer still stands - my responses may be garbled short notes...
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    Metaphorical pom-poms are also most effective and...

    Metaphorical pom-poms are also most effective and appreciated. :)
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    Awesomeness all around! Love your painting my...

    Awesomeness all around! Love your painting my friend and hooray for cool female miniatures. :)

    *ninja ArchArad disappears like a phantom in the night*
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    Yay a Nurgle Lord! I loved painting mine up and...

    Yay a Nurgle Lord! I loved painting mine up and it's great seeing how many different ideas people come up with for this guy.

    He's come together as you've been prepared to experiment and play....
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    Go Yeti go! *ninja ArchArad pom-poms flying*

    Go Yeti go! *ninja ArchArad pom-poms flying*
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    Thanks so much for the positive vibes! (Awesome...

    Thanks so much for the positive vibes! (Awesome swooshing skills BAM :D)

    I'm still alive.

    Two more exams left. I can return to being properly sociable after the 14th I promise!

    I've been...
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    Play was awesome. I'm still alive. Only...

    Play was awesome.

    I'm still alive.

    Only three more exams left.

    *ninja ArchArad disappears like a phantom in the night*
  49. Thread: Sproket's WIP

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    Congratulations Dave! Well deserved golds and...

    Congratulations Dave! Well deserved golds and I've always loved that Gutrot Spume since I first saw it on your blog. A hearty congratulations on an inspiring third Slayer sword win.
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    *ninjas in like a phantom in the night*...

    *ninjas in like a phantom in the night* Absolutely love your snake lady! Great work on that patterning well done! *Shhhhh I was never here...*
  51. Firstly: *hugs* for Real World harshness. ...

    Firstly: *hugs* for Real World harshness.

    Secondly: Voted.

    Thirdly: I hope the damage on Pestilence wasn't too much of a pain to repair. I'd love to see your version of him!

    *Shhhhh I'm...
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    Death is looking great. I'm thrilled that you've...

    Death is looking great. I'm thrilled that you've had fun with him! And don't forget to show us your other horsemen when you get them done.
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    You continue to blow me away my friend. That is...

    You continue to blow me away my friend. That is all.
  54. Ooh - I like this little plan! What are you going...

    Ooh - I like this little plan! What are you going to have as the innocent cause of the disturbance? I vote for an adorable bunny.
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    I am not that old! High School only finished in...

    I am not that old! High School only finished in 1998. Decades!? Humph!
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    And I did not steal the show!

    And I did not steal the show!
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    Love the lines radiating from around her eyes -...

    Love the lines radiating from around her eyes - great start to the blighted look. It is an absolute joy to watch you paint.

    Congrats on the box art gig as well!
  58. Loving what you've done with this little goblin...

    Loving what you've done with this little goblin so far. The sculpt is full of character and your painting is letting that shine through. I'm a huge fan of little stories/vignettes that tie the mini...
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    Love the colours on Lilith! Great work on that...

    Love the colours on Lilith! Great work on that piece. The others are also looking good, but she stands out for me.
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    Stupid autocorrect! *blush* I like the base...

    Stupid autocorrect! *blush*

    I like the base very much SaintToad. TheCorax's suggestion is a good idea. Another option would be a poster.
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    Lots of beads! But it looks awesome and hasn't...

    Lots of beads! But it looks awesome and hasn't come down!
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    Exam season and Maskerade

    Opening night for Maskerade (the play I'm in based on one of Terry Pratchett’s books) was on Friday. And then Saturday we had a show as well. Next week we have two more shows. I'm having a blast! But...
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    Absolutely fabulous work on her face Sicks! I...

    Absolutely fabulous work on her face Sicks! I also love the bright blue All-Stars and the detailing on the book pages. Great work!
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    Oooh. Very nice. I like the fact that a green...

    Oooh. Very nice. I like the fact that a green undertone is present throughout the paintjob.
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    Your lady has pretty good taste. :) And painting...

    Your lady has pretty good taste. :) And painting the little hedgehog for her will be a great surprise.
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    Sometimes words seem inadequate in moments like...

    Sometimes words seem inadequate in moments like this. But they're what I've got - sending you and your family all the best vibes and love.
  67. War is looking very cool. What are you planning...

    War is looking very cool. What are you planning to do with his robe? Again, feel free to paint Pestilence if you'd like to tackle a larger scale. Just one point: Fimo doesn't seem to take kindly to...
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    That is just an amazing present for a friend - I...

    That is just an amazing present for a friend - I approve wholeheartedly of the idea! She sounds like an interesting person and I'm sure you'll have fun translating some of that knowledge into a...
  69. Glad to see that the enthusiasm is still leaping...

    Glad to see that the enthusiasm is still leaping around in your head. :) We shall be patient until you are ready to share. I've heard good things about the Scale75 metallic set as an FYI.
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    Hehe - I appreciate that you've got my back on...

    Hehe - I appreciate that you've got my back on this one Bailey. :) Just to clarify - I demand cuteness, not necessarily in a chibi style.

    On to Odin - now that is an epic figure! It's really a...
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    Lol! :) :) :)

    Lol! :) :) :)
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    @Digga - Thank you my friend. :) The lips took a...

    @Digga - Thank you my friend. :) The lips took a good deal of swearing and restarting so I'm super pleased you like them. Thanks for your feedback on the nose - definitely something I need to look at...
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    @SaintToad - I hadn't thought about that. Thank...

    @SaintToad - I hadn't thought about that. Thank you. I'll have another look at it. I appreciate your feedback. :)
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    @KruleBear - To be clear: I was talking about the...

    @KruleBear - To be clear: I was talking about the armature stand I'd made. Not unleashing my sarcasm upon you. Autocorrect has resulted in many interesting messages in my life. You are not alone! And...
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    @Teronus - Aawww that's very kind of you. :)

    @Teronus - Aawww that's very kind of you. :)
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    Oh wow - what an amazing place to be able to go.

    Oh wow - what an amazing place to be able to go.
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    @WGS - Thank you so much. :) I know which area...

    @WGS - Thank you so much. :) I know which area you're talking about - I'm going to leave it for now and possibly shave some off later. Thanks for the feedback!
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    She's adorable!

    She's adorable!
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    @KruleBear - By "nupeck" I assume you mean...

    @KruleBear - By "nupeck" I assume you mean "neck"? :) It's a basic structure I'm working on to keep the head off the flat surface of the table and allow me to twist it to get different viewpoints....
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    @meaty_nosebleeds - Thank you Claire. :) She will...

    @meaty_nosebleeds - Thank you Claire. :) She will probably get a bit more work done on her face towards the end (sanding etc), but I appreciate you pointing those uneven areas out.

    I thought...
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    @bgcdazzler - Wow thank you! In the reference...

    @bgcdazzler - Wow thank you! In the reference image she has a cat's nose so I tried to replicate that. I think it'll come together a bit more with the headdress in place. But I do see your concern -...
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    Lol! I (and Google) will be happy to enlighten...

    Lol! I (and Google) will be happy to enlighten you.
    1) Diving in head first usually means to take on a project without thinking about it - being reckless in other words.
    2) Jumping in feet first...
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    Great call on the hair Webmonkey! She turned out...

    Great call on the hair Webmonkey! She turned out fabulously. I really like the freehand you did - who cares if it's simple as long as it adds something to the piece which yours does.
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    Glad to see you're still with us and more...

    Glad to see you're still with us and more importantly still painting!
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    Bright coloured hair sounds like a fabulous plan!...

    Bright coloured hair sounds like a fabulous plan! Not sure about the freehand on her simply because of the folds and creases already in the sculpt. But I'm keen to see what you come up with!
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    Sphinx Update 1

    I have conquered the flu and got back to sculpting!

    I tried for quite a while to get the Sphinx's head right using Fimo Soft. I really like the clay, but it wasn't quite right for the work I was...
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    Voted and commented.

    Voted and commented.
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    I'm so sorry to hear about your dad Zab - I hope...

    I'm so sorry to hear about your dad Zab - I hope that the tests will give some hope and that he will be able to recover. Also sending you massive amounts of good vibes.

    I too must confess to a...
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    I'm liking the direction that your Infinity lady...

    I'm liking the direction that your Infinity lady is going in - the areas that you've sketched in for the light and dark work very nicely. Remember to not be afraid of colour with sci-fi minis!
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    Yay you're still alive and still sculpting!

    Yay you're still alive and still sculpting!
  91. Yay you're back! *pounce* The tree on the...

    Yay you're back! *pounce*

    The tree on the elf's base seems to be angled too far out for me. Perhaps shortening it slightly and straightening it? I'll leave others to give their opinions, but...
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    That is just gorgeously fabulous! My first...

    That is just gorgeously fabulous!

    My first thought was that the base was a bit bleak, but it really does showcase exactly what is going on.
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    Oh yes! That mushroom is a fabulous addition to...

    Oh yes! That mushroom is a fabulous addition to the whole scene. I love it!
  94. Unfortunately your pics aren't showing up for me...

    Unfortunately your pics aren't showing up for me so I can't really comment on them.

    I find that a dark grey background works quite nicely, but it sounds like you have things well in hand for...
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    We accept ambitious and now I'm also super...

    We accept ambitious and now I'm also super curious. As you know, these little guys aren't really my taste in minis, but your paintjob is making me appreciate them - which I think is just amazing.
    ...
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    @meaty_nosebleeds - Sounds good to me. :) You've...

    @meaty_nosebleeds - Sounds good to me. :) You've got an idea of my basic skills and style so it should be fun. And that guy's art is amazing - thanks for the link!
  97. Excellent. Company is always fun while priming...

    Excellent. Company is always fun while priming cattle prods. Welcome Claire. I'll see if I can sort out some snacks.
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    Ooh that would be awesome! I like mythological...

    Ooh that would be awesome! I like mythological beasties, angels (of the more kick-ass kind), pandas and cats. But as our minds seem to stumble down similar pathways you could just go ahead and...
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    These little guys are great fun! Aargh! Are...

    These little guys are great fun! Aargh!

    Are they commission pieces or something for yourself?
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    Sorry I gave you the toughest horseman to do...

    Sorry I gave you the toughest horseman to do something unique with. But you seem to be up to the challenge. :)

    I love the souls, but the big face at the back of his head is my favourite.
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    But what about the cat?! I'm keen to see what...

    But what about the cat?!

    I'm keen to see what you make with this one - one of my favourite things about your pieces is the story they tell.
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    Looking great SaintToad. Based on the top view...

    Looking great SaintToad. Based on the top view I'd possibly suggest bringing a bit of green into the bridge of his nose to blend it into the rest of the figure.
  103. Hi. Welcome to the forums and welcome back to...

    Hi. Welcome to the forums and welcome back to miniature painting!

    A couple of thoughts:

    1) I love your idea of having a "something different" miniature to work on in between units. I agree that...
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    @TheCorax - Welcome to my little corner of CMON....

    @TheCorax - Welcome to my little corner of CMON. Good to have you on board. :) I'm still working on her face which is taking me a while to get right. But I'm having fun learning as I go and will...
  105. Thread: 10 balls WIP

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    That's fair. I hope that the replacement comes...

    That's fair. I hope that the replacement comes through and that it'll be of better quality.
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    Wow you have been busy! Looking forward to seeing...

    Wow you have been busy! Looking forward to seeing each of these as you get to them.
  107. *readies the cattle prod*

    *readies the cattle prod*
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    @meaty_nosebleeds - Glad you approve and your...

    @meaty_nosebleeds - Glad you approve and your mind works in similar ways to my own. :) But I think I'll resist giving her some cat toys this time.

    @BAM - We'll have to wait and see I guess. :)
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    Sorry it's taken me so long to respond - I've...

    Sorry it's taken me so long to respond - I've been struck down by the flu.

    Oooh shiny. I'm very keen to see what you have up your sleeve for this.
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    Sorry it's taken me so long to respond - I've...

    Sorry it's taken me so long to respond - I've been struck down by the flu.

    Your Magus is looking very impressive and this unit has a great sense of cohesion about it, while the miniatures are...
  111. Thread: 10 balls WIP

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    What was the evil and bad miniature pray tell?

    What was the evil and bad miniature pray tell?
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    Sorry it's taken me so long to respond - I've...

    Sorry it's taken me so long to respond - I've been struck down by the flu.

    Short flu-addled opinion: The pushed contrast on this little guy works really well. Redoing the loincloth was a great...
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    That little girl almost steals the show - as...

    That little girl almost steals the show - as Digga says, she makes the mech seem even more menacing.
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    Sorry it's taken me so long to respond - I've...

    Sorry it's taken me so long to respond - I've been struck down by the flu.

    She's looking good so far DR. I especially like the maroon you've chosen for her top - it works nicely with the green of...
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    @Maenas - I'm glad you like her. There is a...

    @Maenas - I'm glad you like her. There is a captivating quality to the picture. I've been working on her since I posted the image, but several versions of her head have been scrapped along the way. I...
  116. Thread: 10 balls WIP

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    I love this little fun project. :D It must be...

    I love this little fun project. :D It must be quite satisfying to see how far you've come. Plus he looks like a fun little figure to paint.
  117. War looks fabulously menacing with your two light...

    War looks fabulously menacing with your two light source scheme. The elf does need a cool base to go with the great sculpt and insane freehand.
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    @Khonner - Thanks. Good to have you on board.

    @Khonner - Thanks. Good to have you on board.
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    @Darthmarsh - Oooh. Now there's an intriguing...

    @Darthmarsh - Oooh. Now there's an intriguing thought.
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    @WGS - I'm glad you like it. :) Seconding of...

    @WGS - I'm glad you like it. :) Seconding of khavor's suggestion noted.
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    @khavor - Welcome to my little slice of CMON. :D...

    @khavor - Welcome to my little slice of CMON. :D Lying down on a rocky outcrop is most definitely a valid option. And I love the mental image you have of her. :)
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    Next project idea

    So I've hit upon my next sculpting project/challenge. I love mythology and its associated beasties. I was idly Googling for reference pics, waiting for something to leap out at me and yell "sculpt me...
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    The bases are looking great so far Zab. :good: ...

    The bases are looking great so far Zab. :good:

    And I love your idea for a little side project with the space marine box set and paints.
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    Thanks for answering my question. It's a really...

    Thanks for answering my question. It's a really effective technique on these models and I'll have to keep it in mind.
  125. Thread: Tim's WIP's

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    Congratulations! :victory: I'm glad you had a...

    Congratulations! :victory:

    I'm glad you had a fun time at Salute.
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    Please take care of yourself! It's not worth...

    Please take care of yourself! It's not worth soldiering on now if it'll lead to trouble further down the road. We will still expect you to come and visit our threads, but PLEASE don't do any...
  127. Thread: 10 balls WIP

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    What an awesomely fun project ten ball! It must...

    What an awesomely fun project ten ball! It must be great to see how far you've come. :)
  128. @Schwarz-Brot - That is absolutely fabulous as a...

    @Schwarz-Brot - That is absolutely fabulous as a hobby and I think it's a wonderfully appropriate gift for Dazzler. I'll remain content with drooling over your work from a distance. :D
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    These little guys aren't really my taste in...

    These little guys aren't really my taste in minis, but damn you're doing a fine job on them.
  130. Thread: Khonner's WIP

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    Voted and commented. It's great to see "Out...

    Voted and commented.

    It's great to see "Out of Business" in its finished state. You're more than welcome for the suggestions. I hope they helped. And I'm glad I could help you capture more of an...
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    That green over the metals just brings them to...

    That green over the metals just brings them to life. Inks or a glaze?
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    Thanks - I haven't played much with glazing so...

    Thanks - I haven't played much with glazing so it's always nice to know what other people use.
  133. I'm glad he arrived! :D It's a pity about the...

    I'm glad he arrived! :D It's a pity about the damage - clearly more bubble wrap was needed! But I'm sure that you can patch him up.

    *blush* Oh gosh, he really is quite enormous compared to War. Go...
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    Thanks for the pic DR - it should keep YetiSA and...

    Thanks for the pic DR - it should keep YetiSA and myself off your back for at least a couple of days. :p It's nice to see the whole team painted to more than an average tabletop standard - it shows...
  135. Oooh I like what you've done with him so far.

    Oooh I like what you've done with him so far.
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    Awesome. Well done Bailey. It's well deserved for...

    Awesome. Well done Bailey. It's well deserved for all of your careful and gorgeous work on him.
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    The tattoos look more even than they did earlier...

    The tattoos look more even than they did earlier so great work. The colours on the spider are coming along very nicely. What do you use to thin your paints for your glazes as a matter of interest?
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    @Maenas - It's an absolute pleasure. I couldn't...

    @Maenas - It's an absolute pleasure. I couldn't imagine trying to chat on here in my second language (Afrikaans) - you do really well. Interesting how similar the expressions are.
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    @Digga - It's a bit flashy for my tastes. :p

    @Digga - It's a bit flashy for my tastes. :p
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    @bgcdazzler - You sing too? Cool. A man of many...

    @bgcdazzler - You sing too? Cool. A man of many talents it seems. :)
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    @YetiSA - Yes, I blame you and the missus for...

    @YetiSA - Yes, I blame you and the missus for unleashing me on the poor amateur dramatic scene.
  142. That must have been a great experience D! Some...

    That must have been a great experience D! Some lovely sculpts to study as well. Speaking of Pestilence.....He should have arrived with you by now. Well, the adorable one, not a plague to strike you...
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    @Sicks - It's on my list of things to attempt at...

    @Sicks - It's on my list of things to attempt at least once in my life. Hopefully I'll get there. :)
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    I'm sorry to hear that WGS. But I'm glad that you...

    I'm sorry to hear that WGS. But I'm glad that you keep on keeping on despite it. And it sounds like your crew are also there to keep you grounded......and under the table.
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    That's a fun zombie sculpt and I'm liking your...

    That's a fun zombie sculpt and I'm liking your work on him so far.
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    @WGS - The smaller roles do take the pressure...

    @WGS - The smaller roles do take the pressure off. I have some lines, but it's been a fun way too get back into theatre. From the sounds of things your bucket list may have all sorts of fun things...
  147. Thread: Tero's Corner

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    The wings look like a stained glass effect. Very...

    The wings look like a stained glass effect. Very cool.
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    Very nice Andy.

    Very nice Andy.
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    @Digga - Awesome that you got to have that...

    @Digga - Awesome that you got to have that experience though. "Stage fright" is when you freeze and everything vanishes "going blank" is more specifically forgetting your words.
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    Painting a larger scale/size is challenging, but...

    Painting a larger scale/size is challenging, but I also find it rather rewarding because it forces me to use techniques I may not normally or to approach things from a new angle.

    I hope that your...
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    Glad that it seems to have been a worthwhile trip...

    Glad that it seems to have been a worthwhile trip for you. :) Based on the crutch I'm guessing you have hip or knee issues that give you grief. I hope your body isn't punishing you too much.
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    That's a really great tip Bailey. I still need to...

    That's a really great tip Bailey. I still need to conquer my fear of skin in general, but I'll try to remember this trick.
  153. Thread: Sproket's WIP

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    Congratulations Sproket! :victory: Your...

    Congratulations Sproket! :victory:

    Your painting in general blows me away, but that bust in particular is one I love.
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    I need to sort myself out and give bases a good...

    I need to sort myself out and give bases a good try.
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    @Maenas - Thanks! The term is "going blank" when...

    @Maenas - Thanks! The term is "going blank" when you can't remember your lines/speech. Fortunately public speaking has never worried me. I'm relatively shy in new social settings, but I'll happily...
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    *happy ArchArad* Have I mentioned that I adore...

    *happy ArchArad* Have I mentioned that I adore watching your projects develop? And here's a new one to drool over.
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    Wow - very nice.

    Wow - very nice.
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    @meaty_nosebleeds - I am indeed! :D First time...

    @meaty_nosebleeds - I am indeed! :D First time back on stage since high school (a LONG time ago now) and I'm loving it. I've got about four small, but entertaining, parts.
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    Well I'll be painting the one version I have of...

    Well I'll be painting the one version I have of him. See you then.
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    Congratulations again on graduation and I hope...

    Congratulations again on graduation and I hope that the ceremony goes well. :)

    Those look like lovely miniatures and I think that the research will spark a ton of creative ideas for you. I'll...
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    @meaty_nosebleeds -Thank you kindly. :) @WGS -...

    @meaty_nosebleeds -Thank you kindly. :)

    @WGS - I'm thrilled that you approve WGS. :) The play is a bucketload of fun, the performance days are just creeping up really fast!
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    It's a tough call because I can see both working....

    It's a tough call because I can see both working. I'd go with shroud because it was your original vision for him.
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    Thanks BAM. :) They're done! 48237 ...

    Thanks BAM. :)

    They're done!


    48237

    It's a quick and dirty paintjob, but I'm super happy with how they turned out. Not bad for a day and a half's worth of work.
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    @SaintToad - lol! :D Glad you like them. I'm...

    @SaintToad - lol! :D Glad you like them. I'm doing a very rough paintjob on them with the brush. Pretty happy with the results so far. Watch this space....
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    And now for something completely different...

    Unfortunately for KruleBear this isn't going to be a cute post, but the kitten should keep you guys going for a little while.... :D

    I mentioned a while ago that I'm in a play. We're doing the...
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    Cuteness! Pweeeez....

    Cuteness! Pweeeez....
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    The purple wash looks very effective. Not...

    The purple wash looks very effective. Not necessarily the overall colour scheme I would've gone with, but that's one of the things I love about mini painting - the figure is the same, but the vision...
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    Yay! Congratulations my friend! :victory:

    Yay! Congratulations my friend! :victory:
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    Unsubtle hint taken. :) It's on oistene! ...

    Unsubtle hint taken. :) It's on oistene!

    Congratulations to Sicks for the win - great job! And well done to YetiSA for a great runner up. I may have to break my brushes now.... :p (running joke...
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    Hehe. So glad I can provide a service. :D ...

    Hehe. So glad I can provide a service. :D

    Update pics coming soon, but to tide you over until then....


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    Congratulations! :victory: I second Zab's...

    Congratulations! :victory:

    I second Zab's request for pics and a report back when you have a chance.
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    First: That base looks absolutely amazing my...

    First: That base looks absolutely amazing my friend! Stellar work. *riotous applause*

    Second: Yay a cat person!

    Third: I'm not sure if the two go together. The base seems a bit light for a...
  173. Thread: 10 balls WIP

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    Congratulations! :victory: Tell us about it...

    Congratulations! :victory:

    Tell us about it when you've got a chance.

    P.S. I love that little duo.
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    Congratulations! :victory: Pictures please?...

    Congratulations! :victory:

    Pictures please? *bats eyelashes in a hopefully winning manner*
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    *pom-poms shaking like a mad thing* He looks...

    *pom-poms shaking like a mad thing* He looks amazing!

    And here, ladies and gentlemen, is what someone with skill and practice can really accomplish.
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    NMM is looking good from these pics. Yeah pushing...

    NMM is looking good from these pics. Yeah pushing contrasts is an important part of mini painting. Something I still need to work on.
  177. Enjoy Salute! Try to hook up with Dragonsreach,...

    Enjoy Salute! Try to hook up with Dragonsreach, ten ball, AndyG and company. And I know WGS is going to be there manning his stall.
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    @Maenas - Yup. Well said. :)

    @Maenas - Yup. Well said. :)
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    I'll try to remind you.

    I'll try to remind you.
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    Awesome. It means I may not have to order...

    Awesome. It means I may not have to order anything in from overseas if I can get creative with minis I already have.
  181. Your elf is looking very cool. And yay for War...

    Your elf is looking very cool.

    And yay for War being fixed! (Boo for no mold, but I'm happier that the original was saved). Now when Pestilence arrives (hopefully in one piece and soon) he'll have...
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    Quick question: We don't necessarily have to...

    Quick question: We don't necessarily have to stick to comic book characters right? We could paint up an evil sorcerer or some such?
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    Ooh cool. After Salute would you mind gracing us...

    Ooh cool. After Salute would you mind gracing us with pics of the finished team?

    Have fun over the weekend!
  184. Thread: 10 balls WIP

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    Good luck for Saturday! *pom-poms deployed* ...

    Good luck for Saturday! *pom-poms deployed*

    That goblin looks like a great little character and I'm really liking the work you've done so far. The nose seems a bit dark, but I have a feeling you...
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    But that is going to look awesome! A real epic...

    But that is going to look awesome! A real epic monster encounter. Bonus xp!
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    She looks like a fun mini to paint up - and the...

    She looks like a fun mini to paint up - and the Sci-Fi setting means you can have fun with bright colours if you want! Unfortunately I know absolutely zero about the game and setting. Hope you can...
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    For your first go at OSL I think it looks damn...

    For your first go at OSL I think it looks damn fine. :good: The increased contrast on the cloak works really well. Basing wise, I pictured him on an outcrop of rock somewhere.

    Just yell if you...
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    Exactly! Pull inspiration from wherever works,...

    Exactly! Pull inspiration from wherever works, but we want a Digga original! *so excited*
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    Go Digga! I am thrilled to take full...

    Go Digga! I am thrilled to take full responsibility for you having a new sculpting project.

    Mummified heads are a great reference idea. Extreme cases of anorexia may also give you some ideas.
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    Cool. These pics give a much better idea of the...

    Cool. These pics give a much better idea of the finished work.
  191. Thread: Sproket's WIP

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    Borgossa's always been my favourite - partly due...

    Borgossa's always been my favourite - partly due to the character of the sculpt. So I'd go with him.
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    Yay pictures! Which programme do you use for...

    Yay pictures! Which programme do you use for them? They look awesome. We want more!
  193. Ooh flames. They look very effective. :good: I'm...

    Ooh flames. They look very effective. :good: I'm really not feeling the gold idea. How about a stripe along the lower edge of the upper cloak (unpatterned) which I still think should be in a darker...
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    That is a very cool base and suits the model...

    That is a very cool base and suits the model really well. Great choice.
  195. Bottom left in my opinion. And I'd possibly make...

    Bottom left in my opinion. And I'd possibly make the plain section of the cloak a different shade - possibly the maroon you've used behind the "scales".
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    It might just be me, but the skin colour on his...

    It might just be me, but the skin colour on his arms has a much more yellow undertone than his face. It's throwing me a bit. Love the collection of goodies on his back!
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    Yeah eyebrows and cheeks do need some extra love....

    Yeah eyebrows and cheeks do need some extra love. But you'll rock it.

    Regarding the tattoos: they seem rather uneven in tone. Parts look more faded. Older tattoos do fade, but they tend to fade...
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    @meaty_nosebleeds - I don't know what made me...

    @meaty_nosebleeds - I don't know what made me share randomly in the middle of everything. But people's response has been truly touching. Maybe it was something that needed to be said to give people a...
  199. I'd love to add him to my bgcdazzler wishlist! I...

    I'd love to add him to my bgcdazzler wishlist! I really hope that the original can get patched up. Pestilence needs a friend on the shelf.

    Oh, great improvement on her face - her right eye (left...
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    @bgcdazzler - Thank you my friend. I'll keep the...

    @bgcdazzler - Thank you my friend. I'll keep the pom-poms primed and ready for action. :)

    @Digga - If you'd asked me before I got involved in the forums whether I thought it would be possible to...
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