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    This, size 2. Just for lols I painted a couple...

    This, size 2.

    Just for lols I painted a couple of minis using solely that brush, and I'm next buying sizes 3 and 4 to see how big I can go!
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    I found it too hard to answer the questions...

    I found it too hard to answer the questions sorry.

    A box of awesome characterful minis I want to buy as painting pieces is different to roleplaying minis is different to need a unit for gaming...
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    A very welcome move!

    A very welcome move!
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    A lot of very experienced people do post...

    A lot of very experienced people do post comments, you're right.

    An invisible number of beginners read without posting. They'll probably enjoy your video. The "invisible majority" perhaps.
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    I was playing with this today for the first time,...

    I was playing with this today for the first time, but using some slow-dri/extender product rather than water. Pretty sure it's an awesome idea, even if initial results suggest otherwise...
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    The shipping cost is a hybrid of box size and...

    The shipping cost is a hybrid of box size and weight.

    For me Tiamat was maybe +40 shipping, but after adding that, any further addition caused a huge jump in shipping. Basically my box was full...
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    The most beneficial simple change would be to the...

    The most beneficial simple change would be to the algorithm that determines what mini comes up after submitting a vote.

    Something like:
    50% chance of something submitted in the past 24 hours
    25%...
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    Very amused to read the whole of the first post,...

    Very amused to read the whole of the first post, and only then discovering it was 13 years old!


    Of course, in the interim there were 15 batches of 14 year olds unaware of the greater context.
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    So I spam-rate 6's for 20 minutes while watching...

    So I spam-rate 6's for 20 minutes while watching TV?

    Compelling constructive behaviour is pretty tricky
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    I assume people have seen the green being held by...

    I assume people have seen the green being held by Julie?
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    Likewise. It used to be that I had voted on...

    Likewise.

    It used to be that I had voted on more than 10% of all minis.

    I just now voted on 40 minis by way of experiment. Many were Dark Elf units a guy is selling. Almost all the others...
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    Looking for ideas on red SENMM, google brought me...

    Looking for ideas on red SENMM, google brought me to this thread.

    I've decided to change my approach. Instead of trying to paint with a brush, I've switched to drinking bourbon. The results here...
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    Agree with the above. Everything else seemed...

    Agree with the above. Everything else seemed fine.
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    Can't beat the quality at that price. Around...

    Can't beat the quality at that price.

    Around 20 of them myself
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    Geez I show up late to the party and the cheap...

    Geez I show up late to the party and the cheap booze is gone, then learn I have to wait countless hours for resupply!

    Serious first world problems in this thread


    What are the current plans in...
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    Sweet weathering of the armour. What did that...

    Sweet weathering of the armour. What did that involve?
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    Ceramic or glass beads make ideal agitators. No...

    Ceramic or glass beads make ideal agitators. No chance of messing with your paint and cheap as
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    I asked a local store to get in a bunch - 4 (6?)...

    I asked a local store to get in a bunch - 4 (6?) for me and some on the shelf for the next guys who came looking. I effectively paid his costs on the whole lot so he was happy.
  19. Thread: Custom order?

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    Umm no not at all. True, they really need to get...

    Umm no not at all. True, they really need to get a half-way decent lighting setup for their photos. However, the minis are very basically painted (metallics need contrast too) and not that tidy...
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    Now, I'm not a Doctor, but I think that ass looks...

    Now, I'm not a Doctor, but I think that ass looks just fine.
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    Along the lines of what Tommie said, paint the...

    Along the lines of what Tommie said, paint the ones that look cool to you.

    Sometimes you'll see a mini and think 'sweet, I could practise SENMM on that'. Insert pretty much any technique there.
    ...
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    Wait, wasn't that Starcraft?

    Wait, wasn't that Starcraft?
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    The skin looks mean as in the front shot! Keen...

    The skin looks mean as in the front shot! Keen for next installment.
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    GIMP and other apps have a big ol' bunch of tools...

    GIMP and other apps have a big ol' bunch of tools including sharpen.
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    Totally with RuneBrush there. The Rosemary...

    Totally with RuneBrush there. The Rosemary Series 33 #2 seems to be the perfect brush. Pure Kolinsky Sable for little more than the price of a coffee.

    I can't imagine a lower quality brush being...
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    Good fun cheers dude!

    Good fun cheers dude!
  27. For me, that would have been putting the cart...

    For me, that would have been putting the cart before the horse.

    I'd be more interested in brush control, paint thinning, wet palettes, and brush loading (or unloading rather).
  28. In answer to the thread title - yes! ...

    In answer to the thread title - yes!

    Converting pics to grayscale (1 or 3 layers) just recently has been huge. It gives a pretty big insight into contrast. Next stop is painting in grayscale
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    Lol that is awesome! I can see they have...

    Lol that is awesome!

    I can see they have waterbased poliurethane primer, 70601 and 73601 in grey, depending on size. Are these the proper surface primers?
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    Thanks guys Original reply was eaten Until...

    Thanks guys

    Original reply was eaten

    Until I can get to my sprays I'll try Reapers Brush-on Primer and see how that goes.

    Handily, I do have lots of dullcote with me so I'll get into the...
  31. 'Painting and Conversions' section is more for...

    'Painting and Conversions' section is more for What brushes, paints, how tos, tips etc

    OP seems outside the scope of this.
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    Toughness of brush-on undercoat

    Hi guys

    So today I had my first RPG session with minis introduced to the mix.

    Sadly the players minis were only at the undercoated stage.

    I discovered after the game that one mini had lost...
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    Oooh trying this as soon as the flatmate steps...

    Oooh trying this as soon as the flatmate steps out lol
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    Glass or ceramic beads. One per bottle seems...

    Glass or ceramic beads.

    One per bottle seems good and two for metallics
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    Yeah I got thinking Necromunda right away. ...

    Yeah I got thinking Necromunda right away.

    Great looking guys
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    Sheesh she'll be nipping down to the shops in...

    Sheesh she'll be nipping down to the shops in your car soon enough!
  37. Thread: new release 2

    by Kalidane
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    Yeah the curtains and general overly...

    Yeah the curtains and general overly busy/decorative nature of them doesn't appeal.

    The chap with the melta appears to have two long-service studs so has less than three hundred years of service....
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    Sometimes the mid-tone can be skipped and just...

    Sometimes the mid-tone can be skipped and just mix it from the shade and highlight.

    I've picked up a fair few Reaper paint triads before reading that idea though!

    One of the nicest things about...
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    Okay so this guy is closer. Only at the...

    Okay so this guy is closer. Only at the underpainting stage here.



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    I've run out of time for today, but what I'm thinking is subtle-ish burnt orange spot highlights on the brown...
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    Yeah I realised as I was applying the light that...

    Yeah I realised as I was applying the light that I'd wholly ignored the different materials (and numerous other aspects lol).

    I've a few ideas for the next one. I sense a lot of glazing in my...
  41. Great article, thanks dude. Very interesting...

    Great article, thanks dude.

    Very interesting in general and it answers a question I've had for months but never quite got around to asking.

    Will have some fun playing with this.
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    OSL help needed!

    Hey gang

    So after a recent RPG session involving a few run-ins with skeletons underground, I got to wondering why I should be painting skellies as though they were strolling downtown at midday. ...
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    Oh I totally forgot that - plasticard (nice and...

    Oh I totally forgot that - plasticard (nice and thin) and a hole punch. Super easy and consistant. Finding a nice diameter for the hole punch is the only real concern.
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    Yup, my signature endorses what Crispy said. ...

    Yup, my signature endorses what Crispy said.

    We only have one formulation of Klear here so it's nice and simple.

    If you need to super-double check, I can go find a bottle and list the...
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    Poll: I just love colours so can't help myself. I...

    I just love colours so can't help myself.

    I recently trimmed it down to under 300 (it may even be nearer 200) by dumping new and newish Citadel paints. That tidied things up and revealed a lack...
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    The mini looks great Jah, but the coins are quite...

    The mini looks great Jah, but the coins are quite thick if I were being particular (how are there 80 votes on 1143 views??). Here's a great little sculpting page with something close to coins...
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    Poll: For me it's classic citadel while it lasts and so...

    For me it's classic citadel while it lasts and so CdA too, but Reaper is gaining ground fast. If VMC separated less I would be more inclined to use them but as it is I tend to pass them over unless...
  48. Have a google for Mantics Dwarf Brock Riders. ...

    Have a google for Mantics Dwarf Brock Riders. Dwarfs on badgers!

    Not at retail yet but some Kickstarter product will be at the auction house
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    Yeah man. Looking forward to the Mantic stuff...

    Yeah man. Looking forward to the Mantic stuff going retail.

    Pretty darned sweet.
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    Hmmm $15/100g here - that's near 4x the price of...

    Hmmm $15/100g here - that's near 4x the price of eye fillet steak. I don't know of a higher value yard stick to compare with...

    I wonder if the price-setting team end every sentence with "...,...
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    But don't forget that 'closest match' =/= 'close...

    But don't forget that 'closest match' =/= 'close match'.

    I don't seem to have CdA Bright Gold, but that should be analogous. I found their Brazen Brass quite gummy but I don't know if that's true...
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    I was that excited, and they are for an Undead...

    I was that excited, and they are for an Undead army :smile-big:

    Also, the zero comments on this article seemed like the wrong number!
  53. Thread: Storage

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    After many years of just having them all filling...

    After many years of just having them all filling a couple of shelves on a small book case, I recently invested very little in a more space-conscious solution.

    For Reaper and Vallejo I have a...
  54. Thread: Pooling Paint

    by Kalidane
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    I _think_ I had the same problem when I started...

    I _think_ I had the same problem when I started using highly diluted paint. The problem was I was loading the brush and then applying the paint. An intermediate step of drawing some paint off the...
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    Oh how good! I just received 3 werewolves in...

    Oh how good!

    I just received 3 werewolves in the mail today and the finish on Syriak is way cooler than what I had planned. Also 10x more difficult - so much for a relaxing weekend :doh!:
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    Yep that cat has a hardened 'honey badger' look...

    Yep that cat has a hardened 'honey badger' look to it
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    Luckily my character is more of a ranger-type ;-)...

    Luckily my character is more of a ranger-type ;-)

    Lot's of great leads, thanks team. Will defo be hitting up Reaper and Hasslefree, plus some plastics. I'll have to chat with the GM fella and...
  58. Thread: Reboot 2013

    by Kalidane
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    Loving the palette used for the base and that...

    Loving the palette used for the base and that cloak looks fantastic - keen for another angle or two there!
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    Looking for ideas - Ancient Greek-esque

    Hey mini gurus

    My mate is about to kick off an RPG campaign with strong Ancient Greek and Roman influences. Not sure yet if further east or south will come in to play (I'll push for it just for...
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    Crikey that's just aweful. They really...

    Crikey that's just aweful.

    They really shouldn't release trainee sculpts.

    Except for the original Legion of the Damned in metal. McVey et al did fine with those.
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    I think I need to reflect on that some more. It...

    I think I need to reflect on that some more. It seems to put them on an interesting path. Is there anything implicitly bad in this happening?

    I'm not sure I see the appeal in these products...
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    'O' for awesome! I read something the other...

    'O' for awesome!

    I read something the other day that suggested RoW shipments will commence soon. It's on!!
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    Cheap?? This song is just six words long

    Cheap??

    This song is just six words long
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    hmmm never thought to check everything when it...

    hmmm never thought to check everything when it shows up. Hopefully there is a complete manifest to make the job a little easier. No shipping date yet down here.

    If anything is missing I've no...
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    Wow sharp eyes! Pretty sure I saw the same pic...

    Wow sharp eyes!

    Pretty sure I saw the same pic but all I spotted was "Kaladrax" then kinda blacked out
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    Wow kick ass. A bunch of cool minis I've bought...

    Wow kick ass. A bunch of cool minis I've bought in the last five years were for the cool sculpted detail on the armour or shield. Awesome to see there is another way to get that outcome.
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    mmmmm nice. Fave thing has to be the white on...

    mmmmm nice. Fave thing has to be the white on biohazard Morgan.
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    Sticky: Oh wow! Appreciate the link DR. Heck of a lot...

    Oh wow! Appreciate the link DR. Heck of a lot of amazing stuff in there. Very much bookmarked and wishlisted.
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    That looks a lot like one just needs a little...

    That looks a lot like one just needs a little Klear floorwax to complete the recipe ;)
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    lol okay maybe it is 2-3 submissions. It's so...

    lol okay maybe it is 2-3 submissions. It's so numbing it's hard to be accurate. I'll just learn to click next and get on with it
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    Discovering a long running web comic can be an...

    Discovering a long running web comic can be an easy way to obliterate 6 hours.

    Let's see what happens this time...
  72. Surely this ^^ A layer of gloss varnish or...

    Surely this ^^

    A layer of gloss varnish or play around with magic wash and you've got the gloss you're after.

    Out of curiosity, what is it you're painting?
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    This and also the 4-6 submissions of a large...

    This and also the 4-6 submissions of a large mediocre terrain piece. One submission only please!!

    I used to have a vote count at 10%+ of all submissions but it's too much like hard work and maybe...
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    Well I don't know, but GW does retire paint...

    Well I don't know, but GW does retire paint colours/entire ranges so it's easier to skip them entirely as it will happen. Of course the price/volume silliness has precluded such acquisitions for a...
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    I'm glad it worked out well for those involved...

    I'm glad it worked out well for those involved but I still couldn't get involved in any future KS. I'd feel jolly silly taking a loss if it blew up given what is known. I have a few of their minis...
  76. Thread: Female minis?

    by Kalidane
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    I would definitely embiggen the Space Marine. ...

    I would definitely embiggen the Space Marine. The result tends to be better proportioned and of course a much more imposing figure next to a mere mortal. The work can be a bit tedious but is...
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    Sticky: Well Chern it has been a while now. Do you...

    Well Chern it has been a while now.

    Do you have any further thoughts you would like to add to this thread? It has been one I enjoy revisiting every now and then and would love to see it extended.
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    Ditto that. More to add to the 'want' list...

    Ditto that.

    More to add to the 'want' list...
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    Ja I was looking for the disclaimer of...

    Ja I was looking for the disclaimer of association but couldn't find it.

    Neither mini does it for me. I prefer other offerings in both those spaces.
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    Numerous times I have purchased 2-3 of a thing...

    Numerous times I have purchased 2-3 of a thing just in case it went out of production without notice. One to paint, one to hang onto unopened as an obsessive kinda thing and maybe one more just in...
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    Oh I'll keep that! Good stuff Shawn. Thanks.

    Oh I'll keep that!

    Good stuff Shawn. Thanks.
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    Yeah it took me a long time to actually see the...

    Yeah it took me a long time to actually see the Dark Vengeance stuff in person but I was very impressed with it. Funnily enough I didn't much care for the limited edition fella so will consider...
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    With Reaper I find there are cool individuals to...

    With Reaper I find there are cool individuals to paint and if I played RPGs I'd be buying by the truckload but there are plenty of sculptors whose work doesn't interest me at all.

    Agree on...
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    Argh ya beat me to it! The savage and sparkle...

    Argh ya beat me to it!

    The savage and sparkle range is probably the neatest around today. Gotta love the minis and story behind the range. How cute can minis get??

    As an aside, the Arthurian...
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    Very cool thanks for sharing. Standing by for...

    Very cool thanks for sharing.

    Standing by for moah!
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    So much this. Happened upon a gaming store...

    So much this.

    Happened upon a gaming store today and saw the Dragon Ogres for the first time. Really not liking them and would not want to paint them. The old ones look much more fun.

    Chaos...
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    Ooops thanks for the typo-fix. That would...

    Ooops thanks for the typo-fix. That would explain why my googling gave me nothing haha

    Yes definite puff piece.

    If the paint is at a useful level of dilution for brush painting then I'd like...
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    I think there is only one answer to this, for the...

    I think there is only one answer to this, for the gamers out there at least - 3d scans of pre-existing minis. Even if there are no libraries of scans to be found online, all one needs is access to a...
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    Badger Minitaire paints

    Seems like these are designed for airbrush use and are brand new. Has anyone had a chance to use them yet?

    I've seen them mentioned one place only:...
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    Just mental. When it got to the 2 sarcophagi I...

    Just mental.

    When it got to the 2 sarcophagi I thought "wow I'm getting a lot of stuff" and that was well before the one minute mark. And it just kept rolling.

    So many neat sculpts in there...
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    A pair of Grenadier box sets Fighting Men - The...

    A pair of Grenadier box sets Fighting Men - The Warriors, and Wizards - Masters of Sorcery.

    I was given those somewhere between '85-'87. Painted most of the Wizards set using 5-6 enamel paints. ...
  92. Thread: More wolves!

    by Kalidane
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    That Grey Hunter face is just awesome. Great...

    That Grey Hunter face is just awesome. Great mini.

    Go the vintage transfers! Good to see they can still be applied nicely.

    Ah, you caught me out in my laziness - I meant to ask what grey you...
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    The details made public in this matter suggest it...

    The details made public in this matter suggest it didn't go down quite like that. You'll have to spend a few hours reading on other forums if you want to know more about it. It's probably not worth...
  94. Thread: Hobbit

    by Kalidane
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    Lol I would love to add that to my signature but...

    Lol I would love to add that to my signature but best not to. I always forget the film is supposed to be 3D within 10 minutes and nothing in the film seems to remind me. On the plus side my mates...
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    Hahaha fair enough! I'm not familiar with the...

    Hahaha fair enough!

    I'm not familiar with the material but the sculpt doesn't look too scary - a little hard to be certain with the pastel tones. I ordered one in case it was awesome. Kaladrax...
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    As freakinacage says VMC should be better value....

    As freakinacage says VMC should be better value.

    Coat D'arms is good paint and good value. Same range as GW through the late 90's so there is a good chance you used the GW equivalents (the hex...
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    That sure looks like an effective solution. ...

    That sure looks like an effective solution.

    I'll have to poke around for similar for a clutter-free 2013!
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    With virtually everything in storage for 10...

    With virtually everything in storage for 10 months of the year and almost nothing new purchased it was not much of a high-scoring year.

    Good luck all in your painting goals for 2013!
  99. Thread: More wolves!

    by Kalidane
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    Nice highlighting of the power armour and I like...

    Nice highlighting of the power armour and I like the degree of battle damage - it's there but it's not the main feature of the paint job.

    It would be cool to see a 'team' shot each time you make...
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    With the right proposition a kickstarter could be...

    With the right proposition a kickstarter could be massive.

    I wouldn't mind it showing up after the Reaper kickstarter new stuff ships in March. By then wallet-hangovers will be recovered and...
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    That's a relief! I was sure I recognised the...

    That's a relief! I was sure I recognised the mini and article. Thought it must just be deja vu... I'd forgotten the highlighting element so it is still a great read today.
  102. Grammar and spelling are very irritating within...

    Grammar and spelling are very irritating within context. I think even more annoying is incorrect word selection in a business context. It reflects poorly on both the individual and organisation...
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    Wow I really enjoyed that! Most heart warming. ...

    Wow I really enjoyed that! Most heart warming.

    I like it how I've long since forgotten what extras I bought just to add that surprise factor when that beautiful day comes.


    And so it was that...
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    Poll: That is awesome and just went on facebook. Let's...

    That is awesome and just went on facebook. Let's see how many hours it takes for it to be shared by someone you know...
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    I think it's fair to say that a lot of people...

    I think it's fair to say that a lot of people prefer resin to metal, especially for 'chunky' models which could be difficult and a lot of work in metal.

    One interesting pattern on the webs is that...
  106. Woah That Boromir is incredible. I managed to...

    Woah That Boromir is incredible. I managed to never see that previously. After one glance at that I was thinking I'll pay anything to own that. That doesn't just go to the top of the shopping...
  107. Great summation of the Zeitgeist. I think this...

    Great summation of the Zeitgeist.

    I think this forum and thread doesn't suffer from the degree of self-selection bias than can be found elsewhere on the web (i.e. this is not a seething hate...
  108. It's quite a curious thing. With their actions...

    It's quite a curious thing. With their actions going further and further into left field I feel they've strengthened the industry as a whole by causing a lot of purchases to be directed to other...
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    Poll: I like, and intend to continue buying, Kolinsky...

    I like, and intend to continue buying, Kolinsky sable brushes. I haven't the slightest interest in the life story of the source. I also cannot vote as nothing approximates my view.

    It appears to...
  110. Given the importance of the financial turbo boost...

    Given the importance of the financial turbo boost the company is counting on with this range, I'm a bit concerned at how the next 12 months plays out.

    With LoTR they brought out a bunch of cool...
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    Well by jingos! If I assume shipping from Dick...

    Well by jingos!

    If I assume shipping from Dick Blick is of equal cost to 20 paints, and free shipping from Oz, then I am ambivalent.

    However neither condition will be met and it is cheaper for...
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    I've kept an eye out locally for Jo Sonja for...

    I've kept an eye out locally for Jo Sonja for over a decade and we just don't seem to have it here, apart from sighting the occasional multi-pack. Do you know of a US or UK online retailer who ships...
  113. http://www.bolterandchainsword.com/index.php?showt...

    http://www.bolterandchainsword.com/index.php?showtopic=151098

    Finally found it. Linky to metcalfedans Viva Metallica guide and discussion.

    Hope that's of use to ya
  114. How do you feel about the level of contrast?

    How do you feel about the level of contrast?
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    I don't have my dwarf hill thing in front of me...

    I don't have my dwarf hill thing in front of me but I remember it being pretty darned light and kinda tough. I don't remember bubbles on mine or the one at the store.

    Do you have any pics of the...
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    Coat d'arms Blood Red _is_ Blood Red. Unless the...

    Coat d'arms Blood Red _is_ Blood Red. Unless the last couple of iterations of GW Blood Red were a different formulation - I can't remember as all mine kept drying out before I really did much with...
  117. Has Mithril really gone? I've apparently blocked...

    Has Mithril really gone? I've apparently blocked that out entirely. Fingers crossed I'll still be oblivious after a nap.

    Anywho that VMA Aluminium will be a sweet base for something like this. ...
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    hmmm my first thought was those 8 advanced...

    hmmm my first thought was those 8 advanced fantasy personalities miniatures look a heck of a lot like Grenadier sculpts of old. After a bit of zooming in I see they are sculpted by Julie Guthrie...
  119. I agree with this. Of course it's much easier to...

    I agree with this. Of course it's much easier to make these decisions in New Zealand as Rosemary and Co are the cheap option (bought direct) and the top quality option. It makes for pretty easy...
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    My sympathies dude. I can't even imagine how I'd...

    My sympathies dude. I can't even imagine how I'd react to that.

    It sounds like you did everything 'right' and yet this outcome.

    Good on ya for rebuilding.
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    Woah that's a big haul. Might need a period of...

    Woah that's a big haul. Might need a period of line fishing rather than using that there net me thinks! The only big stuff I can think of that's not on there are the Mantic projects (personally...
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    Those eyebrows sure give the enchantress a...

    Those eyebrows sure give the enchantress a masculine aspect lol

    Ah yes now I remember those old Regiments (Dogs of War); we chatted about them a couple of years back. I've kinda flipflopped and...
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    A gentleman first and foremost

    A gentleman first and foremost
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    Lol I'm sure that's not a polite question to ask...

    Lol I'm sure that's not a polite question to ask a person. Not if the storage facility I had to rent is any kind of guide (I obviously can't get rid of stuff that is out of production and I still...
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    Missed this thread originally. Welcome back...

    Missed this thread originally.

    Welcome back dude. Hit us with the sitrep you suspense-inducer you
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    Really good idea PegaZus. Easy to imagine a...

    Really good idea PegaZus. Easy to imagine a horde of new folk on the door step.

    I displayed great restraint and picked up:
    -- Vampire
    -- Figure Case
    -- TownsFolk
    -- Deathsleet
    -- Hydra
    --...
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    Next time you have the camera out bang out a few...

    Next time you have the camera out bang out a few shots of the classics. I can't find my models or a camera now lol

    Standing by for breaking news...
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    You're worried about folk laughing at those?? ...

    You're worried about folk laughing at those?? When I figure out where my first models are I'll try to remember to post them here for a real laugh. 6 enamel paints and no clue back in '91.

    The...
  129. Thread: TomasP WIP

    by Kalidane
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    Nice dude! I stared at the robe and lips for...

    Nice dude!

    I stared at the robe and lips for so long that I never even saw the eye!

    As mentioned, the staff will be important but I'm also keen to see what happens with the nails/claws.
  130. Cool find! I'll be spending a few hours trawling...

    Cool find! I'll be spending a few hours trawling through them old classics
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    That's why it's better to lease than to own

    That's why it's better to lease than to own
  132. And the secret to that is de-loading your brush...

    And the secret to that is de-loading your brush on a lint-free paper towel/old shirt/stray cat. Assuming the paint is sufficiently dilute you're now away laughing. If you find your paint is too...
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    I thought the thread subject was "Busts you'd...

    I thought the thread subject was "Busts you'd like to see"....
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    Another way of looking at it is that it costs you...

    Another way of looking at it is that it costs you nothing to keep them under your bed. So long as you don't need the cash to buy food of course. The situation to avoid is that of selling the army...
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    I've (barely!) managed to hold myself back on the...

    I've (barely!) managed to hold myself back on the amazing kickstarter projects to date but this one is just getting out of control!

    It has the bonus that I don't need to worry about buying...
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    Do Reaper still do that? I thought they...

    Do Reaper still do that?

    I thought they switched from pewter skull to something else to nothing at all?

    The empty droppers I bought recently had no agitator; I don't think I have any RMS that I...
  137. To me, you've answered your own question. The...

    To me, you've answered your own question. The cast should be of comparable quality to a metal cast.

    That's not a practical help though sadly.

    My metal Citadel minis are 0/hundreds in the 'so...
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    Strong first post... You still have your rogue...

    Strong first post...

    You still have your rogue trader or second edition books? Got minis? Game on.

    "a 700% decrease in pay" Not really how percentages work
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    The Dullcote spray issue was probably toluene...

    The Dullcote spray issue was probably toluene being banned in many countries. After Einion recently mentioned it being reformulated I picked up a few of the new cans and it seems to do the job...
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    Is there a problem with continuing to use Vallejo...

    Is there a problem with continuing to use Vallejo Game Colour?
  141. What is available locally? If you have easy...

    What is available locally?

    If you have easy access to everything under the sun then pick up a few colours you like from each of the ranges and see what you prefer.

    None are terrible so it's...
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    Are acrylic thinners a thing? Extender is fine...

    Are acrylic thinners a thing? Extender is fine as Garshnak mentioned.

    It depends a lot on how far the paint has gone. If it's just a bit gloopy then it is probably fine. If it feels stodgy and...
  143. Wouldn't you be able to repeatedly glaze with...

    Wouldn't you be able to repeatedly glaze with super thin paints and get anything you want? I've had good results with dark blues.

    Alternately, metallic paint in a well will separate and the...
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    Yep that's the same as what I buy in New Zealand....

    Yep that's the same as what I buy in New Zealand. I thought the UK did have this but maybe I'm thinking of Klear. Lemme check my sig...

    Edit: okay nothing in my sig there. I just grabbed a...
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    Loving the armour! Is it more armour next or...

    Loving the armour!

    Is it more armour next or moving on?
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    Good to hear it's going well. I've used simple...

    Good to hear it's going well.

    I've used simple green on metal and plastics for ages and it's mighty good. Interestingly, plastic (styrene) can sit in simple green for many months without harm. I...
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    Ah you have me there. I was a bit lazy in my...

    Ah you have me there. I was a bit lazy in my thinking.

    It's one of those situations where an action is good for an individual but rife with problems were the majority to emulate it.

    I'd say...
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    Give away your tv(s). Selling them implies they...

    Give away your tv(s). Selling them implies they have value. Don't open magazines or newspapers unless it's for, and at, work.

    You just gained 10-20 hours each week and have circumvented a goodly...
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    Good rez! Very enjoyable going through this...

    Good rez!

    Very enjoyable going through this thread again. An ageless walkthrough.
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    Almost 1/2 way through the year now... 4 or 5...

    Almost 1/2 way through the year now...

    4 or 5 GW Dwarf Warriors, tabletop.
    12 GW Uruk Hai, tabletop. Really want to rework the metals
    1 GW Space Marine, Aurora Chapter. Painted the week before...
  151. Clean/bright is cool! Ref: Bobby Wong for more...

    Clean/bright is cool! Ref: Bobby Wong for more super cool Space Marines.

    No GW don't make these colours any longer but they recently introduced a triad suitable for the Wolves. Or is it four...
  152. My Reaper empty droppers came just the other day...

    My Reaper empty droppers came just the other day so I'll get a 50/50 underway as that's going to be useful no matter what.

    I quickly gave up trying to maintain the integrity of the blacklining on...
  153. I'm not prepared to risk Citadel paints for...

    I'm not prepared to risk Citadel paints for important roles - colours are changed or removed too often for the liking of my Great Company. Several hundred troops in metal plus another hundred in...
  154. Help needed painting old school Space Wolves

    Okay so after a decade+ of futile endeavour it's time to start asking questions.

    I've always been a fan of the paint job used on the original Space Wolf box sets and even more so of Kim Sybergs...
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    "You have voted on 6690 out of 174040 minis!" ...

    "You have voted on 6690 out of 174040 minis!"

    I used to make sure I had voted on well above 10% of all minis but had time away and the total had rocketed. If I had to guess I'd say I voted on a...
  156. Thread: Dullcote

    by Kalidane
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    Pretty unfriendly fumes (the toluene from...

    Pretty unfriendly fumes (the toluene from memory). I've not heard of anyone having trouble using it as they go and if you're using super thinned layers it's handy to prevent accidentally rubbing...
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    Yeah the internet is roiling as usual over this...

    Yeah the internet is roiling as usual over this round of hikes.

    It could be argued that the company is managed to optimise the kinds of ratios and other metrics stock analysts care about. This...
  158. Pretty much that. Also look through Enigmas...

    Pretty much that. Also look through Enigmas Undead range and Reaper - they have some great Vampiress minis and more.

    After seeing Mantics Undead online I fell in love and bought a mountain. They...
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    Great reveal and very disturbing! I don't even...

    Great reveal and very disturbing!

    I don't even want to know what's happening to that poor cow
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    Although there must be a bajillion answers to...

    Although there must be a bajillion answers to this, one that has stuck in my head is a guide by Ali McVey; it begins properly about 1/2 way down the first page but ya might as well start at the...
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    It seems so obvious it's painful really. I...

    It seems so obvious it's painful really. I better go trademark 'SimpleClean' before it's too late
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    8mm glass beads work very well. One is usually...

    8mm glass beads work very well. One is usually enough although I put two in metallic paints for luck.

    Stainless steel must be marine-grade stainless steel or you end up with problems.
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    Would taking the helmet through to a...

    Would taking the helmet through to a cleaner/brighter white be in keeping with what you're doing here?

    Somewhat similarly, the chest eagle has good depth of shading but feels like it needs final...
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    Great mini! So many cool things to look at over...

    Great mini! So many cool things to look at over and over. It's not that often that there is a mini to spend minutes looking at and examining.
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    Coat D'Arms Flesh Wash should be a match (paints...

    Coat D'Arms Flesh Wash should be a match (paints are in storage so can't check).
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    I agree with Meph there on the natural eyes. ...

    I agree with Meph there on the natural eyes. Assuming there is a non-trivial surface area there to work with that is...

    As for a buyer being surprised by how it looks in the hand vs any...
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    I've had success at spot-stripping using acetone...

    I've had success at spot-stripping using acetone on a cotton swab. I 'painted' the area using the swab and then did a little rubbing and the paint came off well. Because it wasn't sitting in it for...
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    I'm going to guess that the 3.6 average was...

    I'm going to guess that the 3.6 average was before it was tidied up. After that Al fella did his thing, 2x5 are the lowest 'legit' votes and the average is consequently higher.

    Edit: Also see my...
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    It certainly does look like it's just a surface...

    It certainly does look like it's just a surface tension thing but what leaves me confuzzled is that it was going on very nicely on for the 6-odd minis prior. I'll have another play soon and see how...
  170. Really good thread; thanks to all. I've a few...

    Really good thread; thanks to all.

    I've a few paints on order now that should keep me experimenting for the rest of the year
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    Problems thinning new Citadel Base paints?

    Have people been having trouble thinning the base paints with water?

    I was using Khorne Red today thinned about 3:2 water:paint (best guess) and after performing well for half a dozen models being...
  172. Ugh. I woke up this morning thinking to do much...

    Ugh. I woke up this morning thinking to do much the same thing as the OP, inspired by the which 30 paints... thread.

    I get that there is a lot of theory and practice before one has a good...
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    GW hasn't quite nailed the communication side of...

    GW hasn't quite nailed the communication side of this change.

    The new range of paints has new names because they are new paints. They are not intended to match the prior range.

    That chart is...
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    Thanks for your efforts bro. Good fun.

    Thanks for your efforts bro. Good fun.
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    Came across this at the weekend:...

    Came across this at the weekend:
    http://www.mymoneyblog.com/3-requirements-for-a-satisfying-job.html

    3 Requirements For A Satisfying Job

    Within the book Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell, I found a...
  176. Thread: War is Coming

    by Kalidane
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    Go on... Do the death-robots have to be a...

    Go on...


    Do the death-robots have to be a part of the business plan? I'm not so keen on that part
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    Hey there good-looking! So do you have some...

    Hey there good-looking!


    So do you have some pics to show off beyond those in your gallery?
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    megazord_man said better what I was mentally...

    megazord_man said better what I was mentally drafting.

    I started a high stress role and had the same feelings for months but through a combination of finding answers (seldom from colleagues...
  179. Thread: Dear GW

    by Kalidane
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    Yours. Serial price hiking does not drive...

    Yours. Serial price hiking does not drive corporate out-performance. They are a lousy company to own.



    No that would be Grenadier.

    It seems you live in a very lucky country.
    GW were 20...
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    Luckily we are all wealthy dairy barons down...

    Luckily we are all wealthy dairy barons down here...

    With Vallejo Model Air Grey Primer (and similar) at £1.80 delivered an airbrush doesn't have to do a lot of work to pay for itself. No...
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    Goodies arrived a couple of days ago but internet...

    Goodies arrived a couple of days ago but internet issues slowed play.

    Presenting fancy elves, scary guy and pretty horse:

    8755

    All are going to be new challenges - filigree (not as mental as...
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    Very very nice! Clearly he goes with pink just...

    Very very nice!

    Clearly he goes with pink just to get some plonker at the bar to make a comment and kick things off.
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    Oh that's good, I'm taking that! Potentially...

    Oh that's good, I'm taking that!

    Potentially the scoring of ones minis can be used as a feedback mechanism to indicate ones progress/development as a painter and sculptor. I suspect most of us...
  184. Thread: Advice please

    by Kalidane
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    I just brush Vallejo Airbrush Paint Grey Primer...

    I just brush Vallejo Airbrush Paint Grey Primer on with a sable #2. It's a good way to get to know the model better and make sure nothing was missed at the prep stage.
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    Like the fellas say, no link = no idea. Ditto,...

    Like the fellas say, no link = no idea.

    Ditto, if you're doing this for the points or the rock and roll lifestyle I'm not sure you're focussing on the good/important part.
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    Couldn't find the well known vendor I was looking...

    Couldn't find the well known vendor I was looking for but plastic pipettes are cheap and have to be safer than pouring paint from one container to another. Also an easy way to know you've topped up...
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    Originally linked by Tommie somewhere around here...

    Originally linked by Tommie somewhere around here is http://studiomcvey.com/forums/index.php?/topic/120-a-modest-sedition-wars-project-log/
    with a bunch of pics and series of videos of 2-brush...
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    Almost out the door now. Fear not.

    Almost out the door now. Fear not.
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    I'd put resisting alcohol in the too-hard basket....

    I'd put resisting alcohol in the too-hard basket.

    Did you see what I did there?
  190. Thread: chaos warrior

    by Kalidane
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    Has he been varnished? He feels kinda...

    Has he been varnished?

    He feels kinda soft/dusty/pastel-y, the armour and cloak that is.

    Maybe more layers between light and dark with more aggressive highlights.

    I do like the way the...
  191. Thread: Greetings !

    by Kalidane
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    So any links to sculpts?

    So any links to sculpts?
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    Sticky: Ach exactly. Perfect community for that to be a...

    Ach exactly. Perfect community for that to be a winner I'm sure.
  193. Thread: Dreadfleet

    by Kalidane
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    That just seems jolly sad. I understand there is...

    That just seems jolly sad. I understand there is no immediate/direct commercial benefit to allowing such instore what with finite space and staffing but crikey it still strikes me as terribly mean...
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    Have a look around the interweb for embiggening...

    Have a look around the interweb for embiggening projects. There are several great examples of making 'Truescale' space marines using an AoBR terminator as a starting point. Seems like the easist...
  195. Thread: Dreadfleet

    by Kalidane
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    Oh my!! Bloomin' madness that is. 6th?!?...

    Oh my!! Bloomin' madness that is.



    6th?!? Never played 4th and played 5th over one weekend. I've lately been buying up 2nd edition box sets for some unhatched plan... I suppose a new...
  196. Thread: Dreadfleet

    by Kalidane
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    I was thinking I don't really have the storage...

    I was thinking I don't really have the storage space for another big box then went to the GW website to see all the pics and found a NZD220 price tag (GBP115.65). Silly rabbit - trix are for kids. ...
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    Niiice! Thanks for sharing the long version. ...

    Niiice!

    Thanks for sharing the long version.

    I'll be amongst those waiting and watching for new shinies!
  198. And don't forget them cheap little pippettes are...

    And don't forget them cheap little pippettes are great for measured ummm <verb>. I keep waiting for the plastic to split on them but they've stuck around for years and at essentially no cost they...
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    Thanks for the advice guys. The 4th link was...

    Thanks for the advice guys.

    The 4th link was meant to be to this model, not sure what happened there...
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    Air compressor shopping

    I was at the local model shop yesterday and noticed they had this:
    http://www.trademe.co.nz/Building-renovation/Tools/Airtools-compressors/Compressors/auction-406352179.htm

    Price at the store was...
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