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    Extremely nice final product man! Very strong...

    Extremely nice final product man!
    Very strong contrasts and blingy highlights ... really demands attention.
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    I've been following this project for a while now,...

    I've been following this project for a while now, and even though progress may be slow (in square inches of paint) I'm always blown away be the effort you're putting into the details and the...
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    Wow! Lots of great projects going on at a time,...

    Wow! Lots of great projects going on at a time, eh?
    Francesca is looking really smooth and the finished Vulkan He'stan really pops on that lava base.
    Ahnamoth is great well detailed model. ...
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    The shoulder pad freehand is really good! Also,...

    The shoulder pad freehand is really good!
    Also, the painting on the TMM knight (Kelian Durak) is awesome. His base is also really well done, but like you say yourself, maybe there's something about...
  5. @10 ball: Thanks man! Yeah, feel free. I'm...

    @10 ball: Thanks man! Yeah, feel free. I'm pretty stoked at how it came out in the end, with the circular frame and everything.

    @Kretcher: Thanks man! Your mini is great though, and the base...
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    Churchill is amazing man. Awesome skin tones. ...

    Churchill is amazing man. Awesome skin tones. It really looks full size.
    Fun idea with the genesis, and the base, especially the white water rapids, make it look really big.
  7. @Kretcher: Thanks! I just saw your comment on...

    @Kretcher: Thanks! I just saw your comment on the WAMP contest forum. Seems we'll be competitors then, and with the same mini :D
    The variation in skin color is a great idea, but I'm afraid I would...
  8. Tanks man! Yup, pretty tiny :D I'm afraid I...

    Tanks man! Yup, pretty tiny :D
    I'm afraid I know neither what wood the plinths are from nor where they were bought or who lathed them. Milosh sent me a few pieces of wood along with some other...
  9. I just started the second installment in my Flame...

    I just started the second installment in my Flame OSL trilogy :D

    http://imageshack.us/a/img163/7266/wyrdoslwip01.jpg


    This mini is considerably smaller than the AoW Shaman, so I included a...
  10. I usually scrape them with the back edge of my...

    I usually scrape them with the back edge of my X-Acto. I feel it's too soft to cut with the actual blade, and the filing also rubs it a bit too much all over the place, again because of softness. ...
  11. Well the voting...

    Well the voting is now well underway so I'll just post this here now.

    http://img580.imageshack.us/img580/9733/aowshamanwamp.jpg

    That's how it ended up.
    I wen't a bit back and forth with the...
  12. @TrystanGST: Hahaha, thanks! @Flagg: Thanks so...

    @TrystanGST: Hahaha, thanks!

    @Flagg: Thanks so much dude! I just saw now that they don't use the site's grading system but a voting poll thread. That way it's hidden, which is definitely a good...
  13. I've finished the base and added photos to the...

    I've finished the base and added photos to the Avatars of War 2013 contest over at WAMP.
    Since it should be new exclusive work for the contest I'm going to wait a few days before posting the final...
  14. The base is built. ...

    The base is built.

    http://img818.imageshack.us/img818/8009/aoworcshamanwip08.jpg

    I really only have until tonight to finish this, so it had to be simple, at least in color, so grey stone all...
  15. @KruleBear: Yeah, I saw that right away after you...

    @KruleBear: Yeah, I saw that right away after you pointed it out. Thanks! I'll just black-wash that part out or something.

    I'm going to leave the mini itself for now and focus on the base. I...
  16. Thanks Flagg! Yeah, I get exactly what you're...

    Thanks Flagg!
    Yeah, I get exactly what you're talking about, but the thing is I'm no expert at color theory myself. However I'm pretty sure I can't just fade the yellow or orange right into black,...
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    The skin is really smooth. Impressive work with...

    The skin is really smooth. Impressive work with the airbrush.
    The skin, bra, ankle bracelets and ukulele all look really good. I bet the other stuff has yet to receive a few highlights to really...
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    I really like where you're going with this and...

    I really like where you're going with this and the blue hue on the armor really brought it to life. Maybe it could use more contrast, as has been stated, but to me it definitely looks more metal...
  19. Thanks very much for the pointers. I'll...

    Thanks very much for the pointers.

    I'll definitely add a highlight to the inside of the mouth KruleBear. I missed that spot.

    @Flagg: This is all very helpful. I've now tried to dampen and...
  20. OK, I adjusted the intensities quite a bit this...

    OK, I adjusted the intensities quite a bit this morning, trying to make it really strong close to the source, but fade out much much faster than it did.
    ...
  21. Here are some more angles: ...

    Here are some more angles:

    http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/9315/aoworcshamanwip04.jpg

    Lots more shading is definitely needed, both on the lit and non-lit areas, but I'm still not sure if the...
  22. Thanks KruleBear! I decided to let it fade out...

    Thanks KruleBear!
    I decided to let it fade out again, but was very happy to see your comment nonetheless :D

    Also glad you learned something from the thread moetle. It really pulled out some...
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    Thanks man! Yeah, the Plague marines and chaos...

    Thanks man!

    Yeah, the Plague marines and chaos bits fit my projects, and the WFB troll is cool (should have seen that, but in a hurry taking photos).
    I really like the Eldar model (last century...
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    OK, my package from Gapowcame today. It actually...

    OK, my package from Gapowcame today. It actually came earlier this week, but took time going through customs.

    It is AWESOME!

    Photos:

    http://imageshack.us/a/img818/1776/imag1556j.jpg
    ...
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    It's an android out of the Space Crusade set...

    It's an android out of the Space Crusade set (1990). It's plastic. I have more, but my original set isn't complete anymore so they're just individual minis to me now.
    Does anyone want to try to...
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    I recieved the entire fellowship of the ring from...

    I recieved the entire fellowship of the ring from Tarreknoire for the hobbit questionnaire.

    http://img829.imageshack.us/img829/7170/img9790x.jpg

    Awesome!


    This project also made me search...
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    I think you're seeing it a lot bigger than it is....

    I think you're seeing it a lot bigger than it is. Those are very fine grained floorboard tiles that it's sitting on.
    It's basically the size of two blisters, although I did stuff a few more minis...
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    This out on the post today: ...

    This out on the post today:

    http://imageshack.us/a/img141/6292/imag1437j.jpg

    So when you get it, cucaiothegreat, you know it's supposed to look like that, and the SISMI didn't get to it before...
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    Excellent!

    Excellent!
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    @Arne: Yeah, totally. We wait and I think...

    @Arne: Yeah, totally. We wait and I think cucaiothegreat also has Gapow's email so he can get in touch. We still have a solution if it becomes a problem.
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    I guess it just makes it a bit more legit or...

    I guess it just makes it a bit more legit or something. Either way redundant is better than no address being sent, no?
    Arne! I'm next on the list and have not got hold of Gapow either. Let's wait...
  32. Hahaha! Thanks moetle! October 2010, huh? ...

    Hahaha! Thanks moetle!

    October 2010, huh? Been that long?
    Maybe I should do something for my Space Hulk set again sometime. Or try my hand at OSL again. Or both.
    So many minis, so little...
  33. Very interesting layering on the skin. I'll...

    Very interesting layering on the skin. I'll follow this to see how it ends but so far impressed.
  34. I added it to my photos with a voting link:...

    I added it to my photos with a voting link: http://www.coolminiornot.com/320221

    I seemed to have gotten an ace or two right at the start which was a bit of a hit, but I think I've recovered to...
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    Hey Gapow! You've also exceeded your storage...

    Hey Gapow!
    You've also exceeded your storage space in the PM system, so I'll just post here to let you know I'm alive and kicking!

    I'll be using the weekend to gather some gems for cucaiothegreat...
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    Sign me up for this please! I'm in Iceland...

    Sign me up for this please!
    I'm in Iceland (Europe) and am willing to send worldwide.
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    The model is beautiful man! Excellent skin tone...

    The model is beautiful man!
    Excellent skin tone and the highlighting over the alternating white and blue on the socks is flawless.
    You definitely chose the right background as the other one draws...
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    One thing you might want to consider. In the...

    One thing you might want to consider.
    In the first image you posted the girl is uncomfortable. She's dancing and keeping a straight face but she's looking for an exit, or looking up to somewhere...
  39. Yeah, that's the way I blend now, sometimes...

    Yeah, that's the way I blend now, sometimes watering until the paint hardly leaves a mark. I've already done some blending on this model where the different skin colors meet.
    I'm also too impatient...
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    The grandmother is so ace. I really look forward...

    The grandmother is so ace. I really look forward to seeing more of the feather color/pattern experiment. You sure you don't want to do the split color feathers? ;)
  41. Very smooth shading on the brown. Looking...

    Very smooth shading on the brown. Looking forward to seeing you continue on this one.
    Will it be purple on the armor/scales?
  42. @PegaZus: Thanks man, those are cool pointers and...

    @PegaZus: Thanks man, those are cool pointers and I worked on those lines a bit already. It was meant to be a tan line from a halter top style bikini but a tan line there would never be so strong,...
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    Whoa! That's an amizingly interesting miniature,...

    Whoa! That's an amizingly interesting miniature, and the work you've done on it already is spectacular. Very vivid skin color (even if it's grey) and the eye is really alive.
    EDIT: Haha, I was...
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    Wow! That's really well done. I can't wait to...

    Wow! That's really well done. I can't wait to see it come along further.
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    The conversions/posing on your daemon prince is...

    The conversions/posing on your daemon prince is excellent man!
    The khorne color scheme on the marines is really strong too, and the bright spot colors make it pop right out.
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    The new face is a huge improvement. Not only...

    The new face is a huge improvement. Not only that it has stronger proportions and a more interesting expression, but also that it's simpler/less noisy.
    I don't know at what scale you're planning to...
  47. Cool! It's not actually stuck to the big round...

    Cool! It's not actually stuck to the big round base, so that might see other use later, but it's the way it's set up now.
    I decided the key to a convincing cliff would be the bird droppings, so I...
  48. Hasslefree's Almira - more skin practice

    Here's my next shot at display quality skin.

    It's Hasslefree's Almira and I bought this model simply because it's all skin. It would be straight forward enough to choose one skin tone and only...
  49. Haha, yeah, that's one way to put it in context. ...

    Haha, yeah, that's one way to put it in context. Doesn't even need to be a zombie.

    @KruleBear: Thanks! I guess the reason for her standing there being left out can make it a bit more...
  50. Well, this cheerleader didn't end up very...

    Well, this cheerleader didn't end up very cheerful.

    http://img838.imageshack.us/img838/3474/cheerleader06.jpg

    I wonder if I should just call it quits with this one, or try to fix little things,...
  51. @mud duck: Yeah, that's a good idea, just...

    @mud duck: Yeah, that's a good idea, just darkening the whole area so it looks more like it's wearing pantyhose. I think I have to leave that for a later model though. I think I've sort of...
  52. Thread: Boubi WIP

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    Awesome mini. Excellent painting all over,...

    Awesome mini. Excellent painting all over, obviously, but the gradients in the face are just mind-blowing!
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    This project (and all the intermediate projects...

    This project (and all the intermediate projects in between) is truly amazing. Awesome painting and modelling and helpful tips at every page.

    Black backgrounds can be perfect to bring out OSL and...
  54. @TrystanGST: Thanks man! I tried adding a little...

    @TrystanGST: Thanks man! I tried adding a little more depth in the shadows, but I'm doing it in very little steps, so maybe not as much as you'd suggest.

    @Milosh: Hey man! Glad you checked in. ...
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    Yup, that's the size we're talking about! The...

    Yup, that's the size we're talking about!
    The NMM on the freelancer is exceptionally well done, and the whole mini for that matter.
    The skin tone is already excellent on the tiny lady. Will be...
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    You've got a theme going here: dudes leaning on...

    You've got a theme going here: dudes leaning on things.
    Your yellow is very vivid and nice and the metallics are excellent.
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    Yeah, the NMM is looking great there so far, but...

    Yeah, the NMM is looking great there so far, but hard to say without full contrast.

    The Orc Shaman is one of my favorite miniatures ever. I painted it up once and enjoyed every minute of it. ...
  58. Hasslefree's Summer Cheerleader - skin practice session

    Hi

    Earlier this year I set out to buy a few (quite a few, actually) skin-revealing human figures to practice painting human flesh and display-style figures.
    I got a lot of good pointers to...
  59. @KruleBear: Thanks man! I try to spend time to...

    @KruleBear:
    Thanks man! I try to spend time to get the eyes just right (or as close as my skill allows) because they are really "make or break" in whether the model ends up looking a bit like a...
  60. Thanks dude! Yeah, they're a great break from...

    Thanks dude!
    Yeah, they're a great break from the regular dark fantasy stuff most miniatures fit into.


    Starfire!

    http://imageshack.us/a/img837/1931/sdestarfire01.jpg...
  61. @Willdorling: Thanks man! yeah, the style is...

    @Willdorling: Thanks man! yeah, the style is different from a lot of stuff. Makes for fun painting.

    @Bloodshovel: You're the clever one to make it a community thread, especially with a project...
  62. Nice job on the Heroes kineticmedic. How's it...

    Nice job on the Heroes kineticmedic. How's it going with the Kobolds?

    These heroes are now properly complete:

    http://imageshack.us/a/img259/2963/embermage4.jpg

    I just have some weapon blade...
  63. Thanks so much guys! They're really fun to...

    Thanks so much guys!

    They're really fun to paint count zero99uk, but a bit different from everything I've painted so far, especially the characters, with big flat faces and hair. A challenge in a...
  64. Little dragons and treasure chests. ...

    Little dragons and treasure chests.

    http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/821/sdedragons01.jpg

    I spent a lot of time on those eyes but the rest was more of an exercise in painting fast.
    I'm happy...
  65. Thanks terinecold! Good job too on the spawn...

    Thanks terinecold! Good job too on the spawn points. It's great that you're getting back into mini painting.

    @Kris370: Great painting on Candy&Cola. Have you done more of the set yet?

    I've...
  66. Thanks Meph! Your dragonkin and Ogre are...

    Thanks Meph!

    Your dragonkin and Ogre are looking excellent DrFishopolis.

    Here's the current stae of my SDE. This isn't happening superfast, as there are always other projects to do, but I'm...
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    OK, apart from having little paint in your brush,...

    OK, apart from having little paint in your brush, watch where you're dragging the paint when you're painting.
    You'll leave the most paint where you pick the brush up, so drag it towards where you...
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    The face and hair look really nice so far as do...

    The face and hair look really nice so far as do the blue cloth parts. The area around the eyes and nose is beautifully lit. Can't wait for the eyes themselves to tie the whole thing together. The...
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    Woah! That rhino thing is something crazy! The...

    Woah! That rhino thing is something crazy!
    The skellie champ is exellent and the rest of them look very nice so far. I'm beginning to share your view of the futility of painting whole armies. For...
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    The more you water the paints down, the less you...

    The more you water the paints down, the less you should also have in your brush when you paint. You don't want it to flow out of control.
    Wipe much of the paint out of the brush. It won't be like...
  71. The whole Yarry piece is looking excellent there....

    The whole Yarry piece is looking excellent there. Simple elements but visually very strong. Seeing it as-is,unpainted makes me even more confident that it's a great mini. Hope we'll see some paint...
  72. Alright! Just to have all the links somewhere...

    Alright! Just to have all the links somewhere I'll post this here. It's sort of a 1st pick. Unless someone points out something very specific I'm not going through the stores again :)

    This sums...
  73. Thanks guys! This is great stuff. @shakes:...

    Thanks guys! This is great stuff.

    @shakes: Yeah, I'm definitely checking the Enigma figures out. There are a few I'm interested in already now that you've pointed me towards them.
    ...
  74. @MAXXxxx: Yup, that's exactly the image I found...

    @MAXXxxx: Yup, that's exactly the image I found (and so blatantly called some "grainy image on google plus" :D sorry).
    It's a very nice sculpt and a superb paint job on your behalf.
    I actually...
  75. Thanks for the replies guys. @MAXXxxx: OK, I...

    Thanks for the replies guys.

    @MAXXxxx: OK, I didn't realize the Soda Pop one was so tiny.
    The Kingdom Death pinups are really nice, thanks for that! Some of them have a metal/resin choice. Any...
  76. Want to do smoother blending and pretty faces - which minis to get?

    I really really want to do some single mini projects that can take a little time each, projects where I really get the details right and practice proper blending and light reflections. Right now I...
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    I've had this problem a few times. I suspected...

    I've had this problem a few times. I suspected the tap water, then the baking paper in my wet palette, especially if I had used the same spot very much I was afraid paper residue was blending into...
  78. Hey Bloodshovel! Great progress you've made on...

    Hey Bloodshovel! Great progress you've made on the SDE minis. You got almost all the mosters dont really quickly and I really like the eyes on the characters. Candy has especially happy chibi eyes...
  79. Hey, if this is a community effort I'll join...

    Hey, if this is a community effort I'll join right in.
    Nothing's really finished but this is the only photo I've taken so it'll serve as my kickoff.
    ...
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    Miniature Mentor's Complete solution totally...

    Miniature Mentor's Complete solution totally turned my painting around. It really showed my a bunch of stuff I hadn't realized, like how much you can water your paints and how to do seriously smooth...
  81. THanks guys! @Meph: Yeah, I'm glad the helmets...

    THanks guys!

    @Meph: Yeah, I'm glad the helmets came out nice, as they are the most involved conversion and should be a focal point of the models.

    @DunErwit: Thanks man! It is nicer, and much...
  82. Thread: BPI WIP

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    Those Orks from Fictive are pretty cool, and the...

    Those Orks from Fictive are pretty cool, and the paint job so far is excellent!
    Seems the guys you're DMing can read your painting log here and expect anything here to show up in the adventure...
  83. Heh, thanks! I guess the diorama sadly only went...

    Heh, thanks! I guess the diorama sadly only went on for 5 of those pages. However I will bring more Space Hulk and more OSL to this thread before too long.

    Here are the Raptors all finished and...
  84. Whoo, Shawn, you're not letting me off the hook...

    Whoo, Shawn, you're not letting me off the hook easy, are you? :D

    I have nothing but excuses, but they're all lame, so here what I'll do. I'll post a photo of the Raptors/Renegade Assault Marines...
  85. I don't know if you're into NMM or not, but...

    I don't know if you're into NMM or not, but you're absolutely right. I softened that transition a bit, I think, but picked up the white highlight too.

    I did a quick job on the rest of the details...
  86. Thread: BPI WIP

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    That's a perfectly acceptable reason in my book...

    That's a perfectly acceptable reason in my book :D
    Excellent model though, good colors, smooth painting and looks great on the base!
  87. THanks BPI for helping me keep it up! I hope it...

    THanks BPI for helping me keep it up! I hope it still looks better each update (I hate it when I try to add awesomeness and only end up ruining what was already there) since I'm experimenting a lot...
  88. Wow! That's a really good effect on the exhausts....

    Wow! That's a really good effect on the exhausts. The rusty pipes are so convincing, and look so much like actual exhaust pipes, it's a shame you had to airbrush the soot over. I actually feel you...
  89. Thanks a lot crazyboyael, that was great help! I...

    Thanks a lot crazyboyael, that was great help!
    I haven't glazed it more yellow since before, but I did bring the shades down to black and the highlights up to white. The scheme is basically...
  90. Thread: BPI WIP

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    Very nice! The skull on the base is more rugged...

    Very nice! The skull on the base is more rugged and dirty now, yet very alien.
    Kroot looks just excellent ... only the gun left, eh?
  91. OK, got some of the gold done in between World...

    OK, got some of the gold done in between World Cup games. I don't think I've done Gold NMM before, and I'm also trying to do a sky earth like NMM.

    Smaller photos are there to show the effect as a...
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    Wow! Excellent bases! I really love the...

    Wow! Excellent bases!
    I really love the removable 25mm and 40mm bases in the displays.
    Hope you have good luck on the "business" side of this!
  93. Hmmm, I'm starting to see (and agree with mud...

    Hmmm, I'm starting to see (and agree with mud duck) that I may have been a bit too lazy on the boot conversions, and that I should have taken some of the lifted feet and pointed them more downwards. ...
  94. @cassar: Thanks man! The "HUGE horns" CSM heads...

    @cassar: Thanks man! The "HUGE horns" CSM heads get tiresome after a while so any change becomes well appreciated.

    @mud duck: Ah, I see. I'd have to sculpt the lenses that way, but I'll need at...
  95. Thanks freakinacage! @mud duck: Yeah, I guess...

    Thanks freakinacage!

    @mud duck: Yeah, I guess Raptors isn't accurate as much as, say, Renegade Assault Marines (so claws and beaks was never really fitting for the style of my army). There will...
  96. Thanks cheelfy! I painted the first helmet last...

    Thanks cheelfy! I painted the first helmet last night but I'm not going to clutter up this thread with endless WIP of this. I'll post each Marine as I finish painting them.
  97. @SkelettetS: Thanks! I appreciate that ... hope...

    @SkelettetS: Thanks! I appreciate that ... hope I can do them justice in the paint-job.
    @BPI: Yeah, I spent 6 years meditating in the Himalayas before even attempting such control over my photo...
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    The sample looks just great! The grain around...

    The sample looks just great! The grain around that one window is very convincing. I'll bet it'll be a pain to finish that on the whole thing though ;)
    I'm very interested to see the final...
  99. Thread: BPI WIP

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    Yes, the base is very cool, as is the kroot...

    Yes, the base is very cool, as is the kroot itself.
    Are you working on the Winged Beastman dude as well, or will it wait till the kroot's finished?
  100. OK, still in between phases on the Space Hulk...

    OK, still in between phases on the Space Hulk Diorama but have reports on both my in-between-project and JBT's DVD :)

    I actually fell asleep over the DVD, or rather snoozed regularly, waking up to...
  101. Thread: BPI WIP

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    That beastman is beginning to look really nice,...

    That beastman is beginning to look really nice, smooth skin and the wings look great!
    Your implementation of the Rast is excellent really, looks more blood thirsty than the picture in the book!
    ...
  102. Heh, OK. It doesn't really fit in with this...

    Heh, OK. It doesn't really fit in with this thread's concept but since it's my "in between" project for the Space Hulk Diorama I'll let it slide.

    I'm doing a Raptor jump infantry squad for my 40K...
  103. Hehe! Sorry. I sunk myself into another project...

    Hehe! Sorry. I sunk myself into another project while my mind's processing how to finish this diorama. I'm pretty sure I'll finish that before picking the OSL piece back up.
    Rest assured this...
  104. Wow! Awesome art! It becomes so impressive when...

    Wow! Awesome art! It becomes so impressive when you look at the painting, rather than "through it" at the subject. Thanks so much for these advanced pointers. I can't wait to try this out...
  105. Thanks man, that's a great idea and I'll try it...

    Thanks man, that's a great idea and I'll try it out. I think the links to your images require you to be logged in to your mail account (which I, luckily for you, am not ;)). It doesn't matter...
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    Whaaaaat? I re-started mini-painting when my...

    Whaaaaat?
    I re-started mini-painting when my first kid was 18 or 20 months.
    Had the hobby when I was a kid/teenager but quit as it wasn't cool and I had no one my age to "play with". Fast forward...
  107. OK, comments are focusing on ways to emphasize...

    OK, comments are focusing on ways to emphasize the light sources more, bringing even more out spots that are hit by light, and I think that's exactly what will make the whole effect pop more. This...
  108. Thread: BPI WIP

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    I've got some old Citadel models and some newer...

    I've got some old Citadel models and some newer ones from different companies that I didn't look at well enough before buying. These models are way out of proportion or have sloppy detail or rigid...
  109. @Shawn R. L.: Yes yes, I totally got that. With...

    @Shawn R. L.: Yes yes, I totally got that. With "gray and flat" I wasn't referring to the image you posted. That image showed exactly what it was meant to, and I can relate it to my green light...
  110. @Chrome: Yeah, that would be cool, but lighting...

    @Chrome: Yeah, that would be cool, but lighting from all those tiny OSL sources would be ... well ... good practice in OSL, I guess. I had already shaded them when I read your comment and i don't...
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    This really is an awesome conversion/sculpting...

    This really is an awesome conversion/sculpting job and when painted it really blows me away. So smooth yet really nice depth in everything. I can't believe how real it looks and the face and mask...
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    Hey, that always happens! I'm inclined to...

    Hey, that always happens! I'm inclined to believe it's a law of nature, something to do with chaos theory or quantum mechanics.

    Sorry to bump the thread but I just paged through the whole log,...
  113. Heh, yeah, there's a lower part of a "torn in...

    Heh, yeah, there's a lower part of a "torn in half" stealer there ;) Thanks for the wall idea. I'll have that in mind. Right now I just want the walls to disappear though ;)

    The new carcasses...
  114. @Niall: Thanks! Yes, I've shaded the rest of the...

    @Niall: Thanks! Yes, I've shaded the rest of the armor a bit now. It was just flat Bloodstain Red (RMS). I highlighted the lit parts leaving Bloodstain Red as the darkest shade, but shaded the...
  115. OK, some progress. I primed the green stuff...

    OK, some progress.

    I primed the green stuff and painted the whole inside of the collar completely white and decided to just start over on the whole skull and everything. It would be too patchy to...
  116. Alright dudes! Here's me heeding your sound...

    Alright dudes!
    Here's me heeding your sound advice:

    http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/3024/osltermiewip07.jpg

    I didn't really have sculpting tools small enough to work much inside the collar. ...
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    This is a really good looking mini and your...

    This is a really good looking mini and your layering is great. Nice colors in the highlights and nice contrast although I'd recommend picking a few select spots to take the highlights even brighter,...
  118. Thanks TAB Studio! I appreciate it. I will be...

    Thanks TAB Studio! I appreciate it. I will be doing some hole filling in and around the skull on the dead marine. It just needs a bit of mental preparation since I'm doing it when I've already...
  119. Wow! Over two years ;) I really like the...

    Wow! Over two years ;)

    I really like the whole paint job and the base. I even like the green goo part and it's place in the composition. There's some comic vibe going on in the whole piece and...
  120. ...aaaand like so with primer (black + white) and...

    ...aaaand like so with primer (black + white) and black on the base.

    http://img526.imageshack.us/img526/5803/osldioramawip14.jpg

    The throne's also positioned a bit differently from before...
  121. Thanks ralph! Heh cassar, well I do get breaks. ...

    Thanks ralph!
    Heh cassar, well I do get breaks. Ascension day is a holiday up here though so today might be more productive (hobby-wise ;))

    Well, here's what I did last night:
    ...
  122. It's meant to be a last stand. He's standing...

    It's meant to be a last stand. He's standing there protecting the dead Marine and throne and whatever important relic may be there. Stealers are coming at him, the one he's just torn apart and is...
  123. Hmm, yeah I think you're right. I've been doing...

    Hmm, yeah I think you're right. I've been doing them completely separately and haven't really done anything to tie them together. I guess what ties them together is just how the idea formed in my...
  124. @Shawn: Haha, that's actually hilarious. The sun...

    @Shawn: Haha, that's actually hilarious. The sun is now actually pretty ruthless in the afternoons on the window behind my desk. If I left my paints out and the windows uncovered I seriously think...
  125. Thread: BPI WIP

    by Solun Decius
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    Well, regardless of idiom, its a great model. ...

    Well, regardless of idiom, its a great model. Good base, funny setup and excellent paint job.
    So that's just a big :good: then!
  126. Not part of stealer, part of wall, will make...

    Not part of stealer, part of wall, will make smoother ;) thanks for checking in!

    @Meph: Thanks dude! Killer compliment, now I'll be all straight in the back and grinning proudly for the rest of...
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    That's a very cool conversion/diorama and by the...

    That's a very cool conversion/diorama and by the looks of it will be an impressive paint job too. I'm in the middle of my first proper OSL project myself but I'm not going to be dishing out advice...
  128. Aaaargh! I was really going to give the whole...

    Aaaargh! I was really going to give the whole wall light issue a rest for a while but as it's caused more commenting than any other part of the project I cauldn't let it be.

    Funny story: The sun...
  129. @Hillbilly Carl: Thanks man. I hope I can put a...

    @Hillbilly Carl: Thanks man. I hope I can put a little time in every night and keep the updates coming.
    About the plasticard, you're totally right. I knew I should have used a ruler to cut it and...
  130. Yes! Yes it is. I just realized I don't really...

    Yes! Yes it is. I just realized I don't really know what I'm aiming for in the spotlight on the wall. Hence it just being a big fat white/green circle. So before I start going back and forth with...
  131. Quick highlights on the stealer here. I hope it...

    Quick highlights on the stealer here. I hope it connects with the light on the wall and ties the effect together.
    The tiny pictures are just different lighting and editing that exaggerate the...
  132. Thanks for the comments on the spot light guys. ...

    Thanks for the comments on the spot light guys.

    @mud duck: You're right that with a light that bright I would need to use its reflection to illuminate the front of the marine and part of the...
  133. @cassar: Thank you very much :) @Shawn R. L.:...

    @cassar: Thank you very much :)

    @Shawn R. L.: Yeah, that thought had crossed my mind, especially with the hole behind the neck. I'm still going to consider that a perfection detail and at least...
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    I've used a lot of synthetic brushes, some...

    I've used a lot of synthetic brushes, some actually very good, but all end up curling on the end. The only way to keep them good is to work them into a point after every session (and lick them alot)...
  135. @cassar: You're totally right. I was going to...

    @cassar: You're totally right. I was going to tone down the highlights on that head and cables, but that cast shadow (or lack thereof) had evaded my attention. Now I've fixed both and it looks much...
  136. Oh, cool! Thanks so much. I knew I needed to...

    Oh, cool! Thanks so much. I knew I needed to get the skull to represent the light source better but I couldn't visualize it. That photoshop job you did totally gets the point across.
    I can't wait...
  137. It would, wouldn't it? I'll see how this looks...

    It would, wouldn't it?
    I'll see how this looks after going for my initial plan. Maybe adding something like a flare to light up the front of the live marine is just what I need. Maybe I'll just...
  138. Thanks A Luna! I think I need to brighten the...

    Thanks A Luna! I think I need to brighten the light source itself in order for this to make sence, that is brighted what's closest to it, which is the inside of the "collar" and the skull. I do...
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    The warpig really looks great! Awesome base and...

    The warpig really looks great! Awesome base and very good paint job.

    I'd vote for the sword, mainly because that makes him look like a knight, rather than a glorified spearman. :) Cool idea to...
  140. OK, got the display space all nice and black and...

    OK, got the display space all nice and black and the two new minis midnight blue, just to have a similar starting point to the first part.
    Painted the head/skull thing the genestealer is holding and...
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    I have one piece of advice that has worked for...

    I have one piece of advice that has worked for me: "Pick a really small first project after a long absence".
    When you've not painted for a long time many people (myself included) start thinking...
  142. Thanks cassar, maybe I will! There's alot of...

    Thanks cassar, maybe I will!

    There's alot of back and forth with all painting in my case Shawn, especially new techniques. I figured it would be no less with OSL :D

    Too bad I couldn't try more...
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    Quoted For Truth!

    Quoted For Truth!
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    I'm going to go out on a limb and suggest you...

    I'm going to go out on a limb and suggest you just paint a few more miniatures and get used to the texture and feel of the paint. Try diluting more or less, try wiping more out of the brush before...
  145. Thread: BPI WIP

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    Nice log you've got going here. Very nice...

    Nice log you've got going here. Very nice highlighting on the blue/orange patterns on the latest mini and that base is really impressive.
    Hope you can get it done tonight! I think it's a...
  146. @Prophecy07: Yes, you are totally right. On my...

    @Prophecy07: Yes, you are totally right. On my first iteration of the armor highlights I blended green towards the edges and I think that looked really nice. Afterwards I felt the highlighted area...
  147. Hehe, thanks. Sorry to put you through all that...

    Hehe, thanks. Sorry to put you through all that trouble :D

    Anyway, here's one thing you don't find many tutorials on ... NMM in the dark!
    ...
  148. Thanks BPI! Heh, yeah, it's tricky to make the...

    Thanks BPI! Heh, yeah, it's tricky to make the lighting make sence, when I have to light the mini with a real life light source but am trying to make it look like it's lit from within the model.
    ...
  149. @Yves: That's a very valid point and if this ends...

    @Yves: That's a very valid point and if this ends up as a standalone piece I'll probably have to add an actual or imaged second light source just to add dimension to it, and draw the eye a bit over...
  150. OK, now I've implemented something that's...

    OK, now I've implemented something that's questionable whether works or not.
    I made the armor (that's in the dark) a deep red, and shaded it towards a dark blue. I then muted both red and blue with...
  151. Deep end of OSL - expert advice and general support appreciated!

    I'll answer that last question first, and at the same time the underlying "why did I start this thread". I'm not really struggling with any specific issue yet, except not knowing what the issues...
  152. Heh, yeah, I hadn't thought of that. I was to...

    Heh, yeah, I hadn't thought of that. I was to busy trying to get the effect to pop what with the black backgrounds and all.

    http://img341.imageshack.us/img341/8900/osltermiewip02whiteback.jpg
    ...
  153. OK, some progress! ...

    OK, some progress!

    http://img594.imageshack.us/img594/3447/osltermiewip02.jpg
    Decided to begin right at the source to get the light source effect going from the start. Also did some tests on the...
  154. Thanks dudes. Yeah, I've got the idea of...

    Thanks dudes. Yeah, I've got the idea of reflection and light directions pretty clear (in my head) but we'll see how it goes when I start working on the colors. That's where I'm hoping for a little...
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    Wow, cool miniature, and a very nice start on the...

    Wow, cool miniature, and a very nice start on the paint job.
    This should be a fun project to follow. Thanks for sharing!
  156. Thanks man! The whole "how colors change when...

    Thanks man!

    The whole "how colors change when light hits them" thing is what I'm wondering most about right now, so I should be clear that the genestealer will have blue flesh mostly and the...
  157. "Deep end of Object Source Lighting - a mini Diorama project and OSL experimentation"

    OK, a brief foreword:

    I don't really frequent the CMON forums but I've found them very helpful when I need real advice and guides to certain methods. Many other places are great for a pat on the...
  158. @pez5767: Thanks! I\'ll try for a smooth...

    @pez5767: Thanks!
    I\'ll try for a smooth highlight/shade on the yellow moons and trims on the shields and then hopefully checker patterns and triangles all round the edges.
    That\'s the proper thing...
  159. @freakinacage: Heh! Thanks, I guess. I\'m...

    @freakinacage: Heh! Thanks, I guess. I\'m flattered!

    @Scherdy: Thanks! What I\'m doing now is simply picking out 2 or three hot spots on edges. I then use those to decide where the adjacent...
  160. Thanks guys, you\'ve been awesome help! I\'ve...

    Thanks guys, you\'ve been awesome help! I\'ve added a little shine to make the highlights pop. Let\'s see if my efforts to quickly apply the method to 10 spearheads has been fruitful.
    ...
  161. Like so? ...

    Like so?

    http://img197.imageshack.us/img197/9375/nmmtest05.jpg

    I may have been too determined on painting the effects I see on my kitchen knives, where you get these alternating dark and bright...
  162. @Ritual: Thanks! It really helps to visualize it...

    @Ritual: Thanks! It really helps to visualize it first, maybe I should have drawn or photoshopped it from the start.

    Anyway, I\'ve got one more test done. Am I going in the right direction?
    ...
  163. @Corvus: I\'ll bear that in mind. I believe...

    @Corvus: I\'ll bear that in mind. I believe you\'re right that the dark spots are often very thin lines rather than gradients, but it needs some smooth shading for good transitions none the less.
    ...
  164. @Corvus: Thanks for the advice. I\'m not sure...

    @Corvus: Thanks for the advice. I\'m not sure the base coat is too dark but i might have gone too dark in the shading in too many places.

    here\'s a larger photo of the spears and a photo of the...
  165. Thanks guys! @exilesjjb: Yeah, I\'m getting...

    Thanks guys!

    @exilesjjb: Yeah, I\'m getting that alot. That\'s not so bad though,as long as it looks like somehing. Now I just have to decide whether I keep that look in the whole regiment or...
  166. NMM experts and novices alike - I did some NMM but I\'m not sure if it\'s any good!

    OK, I did these NMM (non metallics metals) spears and I really need feedback on whether they look like metal at all. When I\'m stuck in painting this detail I really can\'t think clearly enough to...
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