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    Looking good. Whats your recipe for the skin?

    Looking good. Whats your recipe for the skin?
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    How to paint fire

    I have a few miniatures that have flames sculpted on them. How do you paint flames? Is it lighter the further out the flame or lighter towards the centre of it? In particular I would be doing green...
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    The lotr ones look really good. How much would it...

    The lotr ones look really good. How much would it cost for you to do some galad elves?
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    I would say the regular ones, thats what I have...

    I would say the regular ones, thats what I have been using for the last 12 months with no problems at all :)
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    Sorry I completely forgot about that sticky...

    Sorry I completely forgot about that sticky thread!
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    Holding your minis while painting

    What do you use? For smaller figures I just glue them to a cork but it doesn't work for heavier figures. Any ideas?
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    I use spray primers exclusively now except for...

    I use spray primers exclusively now except for getting in those hard to reach areas - I brush on for this.

    I find the spray sits better on the mini and subsequent layers of paint adhere better,...
  8. Thread: Hirst Art Molds

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    Yep, will look through the forums :P Reason I...

    Yep, will look through the forums :P

    Reason I am getting into it is because I have had a few requests from local clubs to commission some basic dungeon terrain pieces. Seems easy enough to get the...
  9. Thread: Hirst Art Molds

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    Meh, I already have cancer so I am not worried...

    Meh, I already have cancer so I am not worried about that side of it. Actually this is the second time I have had cancer and I am only 17! Besides, what DOESN'T give you cancer these days :P
    ...
  10. Thread: Hirst Art Molds

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    Yea I might do that. Out of curiosity how...

    Yea I might do that. Out of curiosity how dangerous is Ultracal 30 health-wise? I am just undergoing heavy chemotherapy and need to be careful with chemicals etc.
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    I don't really know why no one likes them :( I...

    I don't really know why no one likes them :( I think the figures are really good looking! I love the whole Russian-dwarf-snow-musket thing.
  12. Thread: Hirst Art Molds

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    Hirst Art Molds

    Sorry if this has been asked before :(

    I am looking into getting a few dungeon molds but want to see what they look like first. Do any shops sell loose "bundle" packages of some already cast...
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    I think it looks great! I am really impressed...

    I think it looks great! I am really impressed with the reds. How long did it take you from start to finish for this one?
  14. Thread: Ork Warphead

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    Wow awesome! Could I get a copy of that .pdf? I...

    Wow awesome! Could I get a copy of that .pdf? I will pm email :)
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    The blues look great! Whats your recipe?

    The blues look great! Whats your recipe?
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    The artists name is Jim Rowell. I tried to...

    The artists name is Jim Rowell. I tried to contact him but never got a response.

    Thanks for the ideas so far!
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    How to get this effect?

    I am trying to replicate this sort of "stippling" effect that is shown on the red. How exactly is this done? Do you randomly blotch highlights on top of a deep base color?
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  18. Thread: GW Matte

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    Really?!?! Thank you so much for that link...

    Really?!?! Thank you so much for that link Dr.Evilmonki. I have been to Bunnings, Mitre 10 etc and was told I couldn't get it.

    EDIT: How does the Vallejo brush on varnish compare? I am a bit...
  19. Thread: GW Matte

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    Ok I will go to an art supply store and ask for...

    Ok I will go to an art supply store and ask for advice. Are there any specific ingredients inside the matte varnish that wouldn't be suitable for minis?

    Any advice on other brands would be...
  20. Thread: GW Matte

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    GW Matte

    I know there has been huge discussion over what varnish is best used for minis but I just want some more opinions.

    I live in New Zealand and can't get the Testors Dullcoat range and I believe...
  21. Thread: Tau - Gundam

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    Tau - Gundam

    I have been meaning to get into the 40k universe for a while and the tau look like awesome models. They reminded me of when I was a kid and watched Gundam, would it be possible to convert a tau army...
  22. Thread: im scared

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    I have been a couple of times. When you do get...

    I have been a couple of times.
    When you do get hit it stings for about 10 secs, then you forget about it because your adrenaline will be pumping.

    But it is is awesome fun!
  23. Thread: Cabezon Jones

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    Quite accurate, I am really liking it! I will...

    Quite accurate, I am really liking it!

    I will keep an eye on this thread :beer:
  24. I remember OP saying he has dyslexia, or he is...

    I remember OP saying he has dyslexia, or he is either a very good troll.
  25. I am keen but I have to wait for mine to arrive...

    I am keen but I have to wait for mine to arrive first! Might be a while however
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    Thanks for that! However, another vote for the...

    Thanks for that!

    However, another vote for the metallics please :)
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    Funny you should say that! I am currently waiting...

    Funny you should say that! I am currently waiting for the JBT dvd in the post :drunk:
  28. Those marines have the dire avengers plumes. It...

    Those marines have the dire avengers plumes. It shouldn\'t be too tricky and its better than green stuffing them :)

    edit: What marines are those btw? I didn\'t know you could buy marines with...
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    If you can\'t find any here try ebay. There are a...

    If you can\'t find any here try ebay. There are a couple of guys that specialize in \"bitz\" and I am sure if you asked they could hook you up with some for a cheap price.
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    Yea thats the feeling I am getting, they describe...

    Yea thats the feeling I am getting, they describe it almost too simply.
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    \'Eavy Metal painting

    I was just looking at my White Dwarf 348 (Dec.2008) issue and flicked to the \'eavy metal masterclass. I looked through all the steps they used to paint a Chaos Lord and I was wondering if they...
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    Thanks for this thread, has helped me a lot! I am...

    Thanks for this thread, has helped me a lot! I am still experimenting and my biggest challenge to the consistences of the juice. Do you have it the consistency of a wash? Its quite frustrating trying...
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    How do you choose the colours suitable for the...

    How do you choose the colours suitable for the shade and the highlight?
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    Thanks for that I understand now (I think)...

    Thanks for that I understand now (I think) although the theory is a lot easier than the physical action!
    One more thing: What colours in particular did you use for the purples shade and...
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    Do you just use the midtone to shade and...

    Do you just use the midtone to shade and highlight? So by continually pushing the paint further into the recesses and decreasing in size as you go this creates a dark area of the midtone?

    Vice...
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    An example of mine is a green skin colour for...

    An example of mine is a green skin colour for goblin/orcs. I usually start with a base coat of dark angels then snot green for mid and finally goblin green for highlight. Do I slowly work through the...
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    Another question - How far do you go with the...

    Another question - How far do you go with the highlights and shades? As far as white and as dark as black? I am finding it hard to choose what is too bright and what is too dark, a lot of the time I...
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    When I try and thin my paints to what I believe...

    When I try and thin my paints to what I believe is blending consistency it becomes a very watery wash and is too hard to control the spread on the mini. Any tips?
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    Thanks for all your quick replies, I will...

    Thanks for all your quick replies, I will definitely be trying out some of these :)
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    Getting paint out of pot?

    What tools/things do you use to get the paint out of the pots? At the moment I am using wooden skewer things but its very haphazard and extremely hard to match correct water ratios and consistency....
  41. Thread: A revelation

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    I recently upgraded to some windsor and newton...

    I recently upgraded to some windsor and newton series 7 too! I love them, the paint flows off the brush and its a lot more easy to manipulate. They are a huge improvement over relatively expensive...
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    thanks for that, will def try that method :)

    thanks for that, will def try that method :)
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    How do you do the teeth on your orks? What...

    How do you do the teeth on your orks? What colours do you use?
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    The skin I think looks good as is. How did you...

    The skin I think looks good as is. How did you highlight your black, thats the kind of highlights I want to apply but just can\'t find the right formula ???
  45. On the topic of stripping plastics what can I use...

    On the topic of stripping plastics what can I use to strip them thats available in Aust/Nz?
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    Originally posted by Dragonsreach I...

    [quote]Originally posted by Dragonsreach


    I would like to know this too?
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    What is this dullcoat exactly? Its a form of...

    What is this dullcoat exactly? Its a form of matte varnish I know, but is it specifically made of minis and is it possible to get it in Aust/Nz?
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    I love your ork threads. Your an awesome painter...

    I love your ork threads. Your an awesome painter and I truly aspire to one day be as good as you. Its really helpful that you take pictures step by step! Keep up the awesome work! :beer:
  49. Very nicely done. Your painting is very smooth...

    Very nicely done. Your painting is very smooth and clean. Overall I think its an awesome mini!
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    I agree with Dragonsreach strip the mini and...

    I agree with Dragonsreach strip the mini and start again. It is a very nice mini and you want to do it justice :)
  51. In that case, as BarstoolProphet said as long as...

    In that case, as BarstoolProphet said as long as you thinned your paints you could just start it again. Capes usually don\'t have much detail so it should work.
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    Pictures to clarify? When you layered the colors on the cape is your problem not a smooth transition occurring? Or have you literally painted over every new paint you have applied?

    If there is...
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    I think the mini as a whole is really great....

    I think the mini as a whole is really great. Whats your technique for battle damage? Everything is very smooth and I can\'t offer any advice on the red as I am struggling with that too :redface:...
  54. Thread: BFSP Quality

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    Would the shadow grey add a slight blue tinge to...

    Would the shadow grey add a slight blue tinge to the black?
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    I still do my bases like the original picture and...

    I still do my bases like the original picture and they often look too . What did you use for the rock in the second one? The second one fits with the mini more and is a lot more subtle than the...
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    I like them. They colors are really nice and...

    I like them. They colors are really nice and crisp. The painting looks very clean too :)
  57. Thread: BFSP Quality

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    Just got the goblins earlier today. I like their...

    Just got the goblins earlier today. I like their default color scheme (black robes, green skin) but I don\'t know how to layer black?
    What colors do you use to gradually build up the highlights but...
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    I think the blending is great, as red is harder...

    I think the blending is great, as red is harder to blend than other colours. What technique of blending do you use?
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    I use the GW brush on matte varnish. Seals it...

    I use the GW brush on matte varnish. Seals it well and never chips off, however as Avelorn says a good primer will help the paint stick to the minis surface.

    Avelorn, you don\'t protect your...
  60. Thread: Madtv or SNL

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    Just like on Southpark?

    Just like on Southpark?
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    Thats awesome! The weathering is really good :)

    Thats awesome! The weathering is really good :)
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    This exchange sounds like a great idea. I was...

    This exchange sounds like a great idea. I was just cleaning out my old minis today! When is the next scheduled?
  63. Thread: BFSP Quality

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    Great thanks! I was mainly buying it for the...

    Great thanks! I was mainly buying it for the goblins anyway. In particular what are the differences between the night goblin spearmen and the spider nights compared to their respective regiment boxes?
  64. Thread: BFSP Quality

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    BFSP Quality

    Are the plastics in the Battle for Skull Pass set of a much poorer quality to the ones sold in the regiment box? Aren\'t they the same figure with same pose etc.?
    I assumed they would use the same...
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    Best Paints in your honest opinion

    What do you think are the best paints for showcase miniatures? I am starting to paint again and am keen to try something different from GW.

    What ones do you recommend?
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    I think it looks awesome! The skin is amazing,...

    I think it looks awesome! The skin is amazing, what did you use for it?
  67. What colours did you use on the orc skin? Looks...

    What colours did you use on the orc skin? Looks amazing :)
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    Thanks for the responses been very helpful! Just...

    Thanks for the responses been very helpful! Just to clarify something. The \"Winsor & Newton Series 7 Kolinsky Pointed Round\" are preferred rather than the \" Winsor & Newton Kolinsky Miniature...
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    And they would ship to New Zealand?

    And they would ship to New Zealand?
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    Windsor and Newton Series 7

    I want to buy some of these brushes but was wondering what sizes are the norm for miniature painters and the most useful? What sizes do you use?

    Also, where is the best deal to buy these no good...
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