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  1. Article: The Griffin Guides Sculptalong is nearly here...

    You can view the page at http://www.coolminiornot.com/articles/content.php?4377-the-griffin-guides-sculptalong-is-nearly-here...
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    Article: Colonial Games Site Launch

    You can view the page at http://www.coolminiornot.com/articles/content.php?4071-colonial-games-site-launch
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    dude, nice one! You've done a cool face! I'm...

    dude, nice one! You've done a cool face! I'm not suprised it took a few tries, but it has paid off - nice one :) I mean, we can talk about proportions, and that takes you so far, but now you've...
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    Liking the look of the neck :) any chance you...

    Liking the look of the neck :) any chance you could smooth the fingerprint on the left brow? :) he's looking a lot better now.
    James
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    Hey, Yep, I got my camera back, and as such...

    Hey,

    Yep, I got my camera back, and as such I've added the next installment. Hoorah! This one is entitled 'hat hair', where i take you through some of the hat, and ... erm... the hair. ...
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    Good to know guys, thanks. i'm still learning...

    Good to know guys, thanks. i'm still learning about plugins etc. for wordpress...it made it easily 200% quicker though, so I'm tending to like that! I can fix the scrolling down thing by not...
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    lol! ok guys :) Thanks. My cam is coming back...

    lol! ok guys :) Thanks. My cam is coming back at some point this week provided all goes well, so that's good :) I'll pick it up again then.

    James
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    aargh! disaster! I'm so sorry guys and girls. ...

    aargh! disaster! I'm so sorry guys and girls. The last update was due friday, and its still not up. A bunch of personal stuff has gotten in the way. stoopid real life! Sorry. Worse than that, a...
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    What does the client think? surely thats the most...

    What does the client think? surely thats the most important :)
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    Cool, welcome on board! bear in mind that the...

    Cool, welcome on board! bear in mind that the doubled wire could make the wrists a little thick :)
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    yeah dude, do, it'll pay off!

    yeah dude, do, it'll pay off!
  12. Thread: Pan

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    love him! I've just got him through the post -...

    love him! I've just got him through the post - trust me he looks better in person than in the pics! blimey! Thank you Fluffy, it's awesome!
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    Right then ladies and gents, after our week off,...

    Right then ladies and gents, after our week off, and having met several of you face to face (awesome to see your wips in person - post pics up here so others don't miss out :) ), I have finished and...
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    actually, I really like the folds in the back of...

    actually, I really like the folds in the back of the cloak. If I get a chance I may do something similar on mine, it looks good. Have a go at filing/sanding the lapels until the crease becomes a...
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    aww sorry to hear that Jim, it's been a pleasure...

    aww sorry to hear that Jim, it's been a pleasure to have you on board :) It really is simply practice tbh, the putty starts to move where you want it after a while. Please drop me a line when you...
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    This week's installment

    Hey,

    As was fully expected, people seem to be slipping a little, this is understandable at this point in the project, it's not shiny any more, but you're still a little way away from finishing. ...
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    This is looking cool dude! I don't know what you...

    This is looking cool dude! I don't know what you mean about the buttons, I think they look great, you've got a hint of the button holes beneath them, which is great. The proportions of the figure...
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    Thats fine of course, I look foward to when life...

    Thats fine of course, I look foward to when life lets you get back to this :)

    James
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    yup, that extra bulk is welcome, plus, if the...

    yup, that extra bulk is welcome, plus, if the coat billows a bit at the back that'll help too. As for the seam, I think it improves him, nice one. I'm glad someone went with the initial look, it'll...
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    Cheers all, most appreciated. I'll look at the...

    Cheers all, most appreciated. I'll look at the jaw line...I was initially going for a more 'mature' woman, but that isn't necessarily what sells I fear. I'll give her a shave and see what happens. ...
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    Thanks Wyrmypops! I've uploaded more...

    Thanks Wyrmypops!

    I've uploaded more information about the white dwarf article here for those of you who have asked for it.

    hope that helps!

    James
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    Hey, an update on the queen of Hearts and Seven,...

    Hey, an update on the queen of Hearts and Seven, her bodyguard. Any feedback?

    James
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    The next episode is up on my blog here...

    The next episode is up on my blog here

    Enjoy! As ever, I'd love to know what you think, don't forget to update your WIPs with your progress pics (wherever you've got to, don't worry, no one will...
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    Yup, broadly, more ms = less elastic and softer,...

    Yup, broadly, more ms = less elastic and softer, more gs = more elastic and firmer. As Mike says, have a try :)
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    @DaGoz - not sure, my last article in it didn't...

    @DaGoz - not sure, my last article in it didn't make it to every foreign issue (if it's still the same as that time, it'll be up to regional editors to include or disclude it as they see fit, but did...
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    :D :D :D Thanks

    :D :D :D

    Thanks
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    aww thanks guys, I'm really grateful for your...

    aww thanks guys, I'm really grateful for your comments, and I really am happy that you liked it. I've worked on that for a good long time now, and although it's length was curtailed rather in the...
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    Well done! I'm really pleased it's a personal...

    Well done! I'm really pleased it's a personal best! I know t's taken you a lot of time, but the more you do the happier you become with the putty and the tools, there's a lot to be said for that. ...
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    Yup, great looking legs, they'll be perfect,...

    Yup, great looking legs, they'll be perfect, although you may have to lift him up a bit to fit the feet in while keeping the shins the right length (I have to do that with at least 50% of my...
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    You're welcome :)

    You're welcome :)
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    Sounds like a really sensible way of doing it. ...

    Sounds like a really sensible way of doing it. As cool as your pic is, you don't have the detail on there that you're looking to put on the 3d sulpt and as such it becomes an intensely creative...
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    sorry! I've been trialing Dragon Naturally...

    sorry! I've been trialing Dragon Naturally Speaking in an effort to reclaim some of the hobby time that this project is taking - apparently with sporadic success - that should have read that the...
  33. Thread: Doh...

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    Yup, she looks more like a woman now alright :) ...

    Yup, she looks more like a woman now alright :) Do you know what she is going to look like when she is done? It's a totally different ballgame doing a woman as opposed to a man, but the ability to...
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    Really neat work here fella! Really nice :) I...

    Really neat work here fella! Really nice :) I would go as far as to say that it's one of my favourite copycat projects in the sculpt along. The belt is the first thing that i notice, it's really...
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    Looking good CF! You've kept him nice and...

    Looking good CF! You've kept him nice and slender, so you can add the tight clothing using a full layer of putty still. Nice! Either the calf muscle is disproportionately large, or the thigh is...
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    Nice one dude! You're right, the thickness of...

    Nice one dude! You're right, the thickness of the limbs is a factor, but its by no means insurmountable - get plenty of definition in there, and he'll look marvellous, if a touch different from your...
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    Blimey mate, what a lot of progress! :) That...

    Blimey mate, what a lot of progress! :)

    That is coming along nicely. YOu're right about the back of the legs, but that can be fixed by building up putty in the kink until it is straight again. ...
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    let me know if you do want in with the sculpt...

    let me know if you do want in with the sculpt along!

    James
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    Ok Guys and Gals, the next installment is up -...

    Ok Guys and Gals, the next installment is up - sculpting the torso. We look at bulges, buttons, buckles, belt loops, and bellys. If you're having trouble, you can always post to your wip, and I'm...
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    Thanks Scott, that's really nice of you to say. ...

    Thanks Scott, that's really nice of you to say. The skin was a real pain to get right, I didn't want proper red, I wanted this muted, slightly fleshy softer tone, but getting that to work all over...
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    ah that's cool! I've looked at those pics for a...

    ah that's cool! I've looked at those pics for a good long while, and there is really so little difference between mine and yours that I have to concentrate to see it. I think two things strike me,...
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    yeah, fantastic stuff! plus your work is really...

    yeah, fantastic stuff! plus your work is really inspiring Amanda, I had a lot of fun looking through your pictures :)
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    Great stuff Cham! are you coming to Maelstrom...

    Great stuff Cham! are you coming to Maelstrom btw? if so, i'd love to see it in person. From the pics, it looks fine for the armature, although yes, he'll need some bulking out. Don't worry about...
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    Valkia the Bloody

    Hey,

    Here's a mini which I've not shown or submitted painted on here before. I'd love to know what you think, she's completely scratch built, and stands about 65mm hoof to head. Thanks all!
    ...
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    see u soon :)

    see u soon :)
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    aww, sorry to hear that . Now mr. P, get...

    aww, sorry to hear that . Now mr. P, get sculpting ;) I'm looking foward to seeing your progress :)

    James
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    Thanks A_luna :) much appreciated coming from...

    Thanks A_luna :) much appreciated coming from you :)

    James
  48. Thread: Salute 2010

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    I can't wait for it! Just thought I'd share:)

    I can't wait for it! Just thought I'd share:)
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    yeah dude, he is looking great so far. I think...

    yeah dude, he is looking great so far. I think you are quite right to start again, not because your previous efforts were bad or anything like that, but simply because you learn so much more the...
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    hey dude! Looking good so far! I'm sorry I didn't...

    hey dude! Looking good so far! I'm sorry I didn't get to this one soon, I know you're looking to continue. In terms of feedback, the only thing that is bothering me a little bit at this point in...
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    sorry to hear that Mick, get well soon!

    sorry to hear that Mick, get well soon!
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    lol!I don't think you are in any danger of...

    lol!I don't think you are in any danger of draining me, I am really enjoying this, even though it is taking far far far more of my time than I ever thought possible. It is forcing me to think...
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    thanks a lot Turelio! I'm glad you liked him.

    thanks a lot Turelio! I'm glad you liked him.
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    Good stuff, sorry guys! James

    Good stuff, sorry guys!
    James
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    The next installment is here!

    Hey,

    I've just realised that there was a glitch with the next installment, it's been scheduled to go out for a couple of weeks, but it didn't because of some such computery mysteriousness. ...
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    I tend to do hands and feet last (e.g. my...

    I tend to do hands and feet last (e.g. my harlequin wip), so that they fit with the surface that they're interacting with. My bloodletter on my cmon gallery is a good example of this. As for heels,...
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    @exilesjjb - it's not too late, grab your tools!

    @exilesjjb - it's not too late, grab your tools!
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    lol! it's happened to the best of us! The...

    lol! it's happened to the best of us! The overall shape is spot on frankly, really nicely smoothed. If I had to suggest anything, it would be to add a very small amount of extra bulk on the outside...
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    Yeah, it makes me very happy that you're getting...

    Yeah, it makes me very happy that you're getting on so well with this! You've got the basic shape of the shoulders in there, the stomach is even all around, and the finish across the whole thing is...
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    Thank you :) I'm really glad you like it. The...

    Thank you :) I'm really glad you like it. The speckle thing is subtle, but I think differentiates them from the norm a little, and has a hint of digital camoflage to it. It's pleasing to me to...
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    @Alex - good suggestion mate :) I'll think about...

    @Alex - good suggestion mate :) I'll think about it.

    @Exilejjb - this is going to be for GD, I can't get another figure in there without it getting moved to the open :) Would be cool to have her...
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    Thank you, glad you like! A lot of work has gone...

    Thank you, glad you like! A lot of work has gone into it so far, from me and others, so I'm glad you noticed :)
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    Cool :) she'll certainly be worth going to town...

    Cool :) she'll certainly be worth going to town painting-wise I reckon - that'll be a real challenge. Any thoughts on what she could be jumping off?
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    yup, that would look cool. Does she look 'gw'...

    yup, that would look cool. Does she look 'gw' enough do you reckon (obviously she'll have her backpack, so imagine that bit for now)
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    lol! yup, grey they were...monochrome except for...

    lol! yup, grey they were...monochrome except for the OSL. Sorry, I've still been feeling my way around the pic uploader thingumy for wordpress, those ones are rather large, you're right!
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    Two options...She's definately pushing off a flat...

    Two options...She's definately pushing off a flat wall towards battle, but she could either be holding onto the wall with her hand too, or I could tilt her slightly away from the wall and have that...
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    Tau Stealth Suits

    Hey,

    More big colourful pictures, I'm really hoping that this will allow the pics to be seen as effectively as possible, but I still haven't been able to photograph the airbrushed OSL effectively....
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    Harlequin sculpt

    Hey,

    I'd love your thoughts on my first wip 120mm harlequin scratch build. I'm happy with her so far, particularly her pose, but I'd love to know how others feel about it, I suspect it won't be...
  69. Thread: Doh...

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    Go Cham! Go Cham! *pompoms*

    Go Cham! Go Cham! *pompoms*
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    That's a pain, but i think you do. I think it...

    That's a pain, but i think you do. I think it could be that if the gs is old, and it comes in ribbon form, then the join between the yellow and blue bits can cure, and when you mix them together, it...
  71. Thread: Tercha

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    Yup, certainly fun, nice one :)

    Yup, certainly fun, nice one :)
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    Those legs are looking a darn sight better now...

    Those legs are looking a darn sight better now buddy! You've got the knees marked out in the right place (watch the bones aren't bent, as a little on the second picture down, left upper leg). much...
  73. Thread: Doh...

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    Cham, I'm so sorry! I'm really looking foward to...

    Cham, I'm so sorry! I'm really looking foward to seeing how you get on with the project, sorry to land so much on your lap at once! I'll be there in feburary if you are to so we can talk about it...
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    Great stuff dude! The surface seems smooth,...

    Great stuff dude! The surface seems smooth, though it's hard to be sure with the photography, sorry. My suggestion would be to have a look at sloping the shoulders a bit - this will show the...
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    Yeah you're right, I should have compromised with...

    Yeah you're right, I should have compromised with myself and still added a way of climbing down :) At least a bunch of cables from it would have helped tie it all together. Cheers dude!
    James
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    One other thing - I get on much better with a mix...

    One other thing - I get on much better with a mix of gs and milliput than purely one or the other, and when it's cured it sands down a dream :) give it a shot, you might like it!

    James
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    cool! good plan :) also, you're welcome!

    cool! good plan :) also, you're welcome!
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    cool! glad you like them :)

    cool! glad you like them :)
  79. Thread: Hinton

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    you're welcome :) Yup, with the side view I...

    you're welcome :) Yup, with the side view I think my comment about the stomach is about right. That left leg thing looks really good from the side btw
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    Sticky: Yup, nice one Tracey :)

    Yup, nice one Tracey :)
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    and on topic, I did have a walkway planned, but...

    and on topic, I did have a walkway planned, but it messed up the composition - see the article :)
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    Thanks guys, most appreciated :)

    Thanks guys, most appreciated :)
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    heh! Well it's looking really good so far :)

    heh! Well it's looking really good so far :)
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    Pirate of Sartosa

    Hey,

    As per the last few weeks, I've now got my Pirate of Sartosa mini up with some decent large colour images for your perusal. I'd love to know what you think now you can see it a little...
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    gotta love technology!

    gotta love technology!
  86. Thread: Hinton

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    Yeah, getting an eye for this is simply a matter...

    Yeah, getting an eye for this is simply a matter of studying anatomy, and practicing. In the mean time, let me tell you what I see, and maybe that'll help. Are you using pure greenstuff? If so it...
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    Coooooooool :)

    Coooooooool :)
  88. Thread: Cornbread

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    I understand. I can do it with pure greenstuff,...

    I understand. I can do it with pure greenstuff, but I mix it with MS, and that makes it more matt, even though the finish is just as smooth and castable. When I've done it on GS, I've used a clay...
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    Yup, I had a look, she's a talented lady! I love...

    Yup, I had a look, she's a talented lady! I love the female faces, they're flawless :)
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    heh! your way of doing heads/faces is totally...

    heh! your way of doing heads/faces is totally different from mine. Man, I'm looking foward to 'face week'!
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    good plan, I'm looking foward to them! James

    good plan, I'm looking foward to them!
    James
  92. Thread: Drogan

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    I think I said this somewhere else already, but...

    I think I said this somewhere else already, but everything I ever do sculpting-wise I think is rubbish - I rely on others almost exclusively for my reinforcement. Frankly I think this is one of the...
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    Good point, though I'm not sure I'd want to take...

    Good point, though I'm not sure I'd want to take a drink in a toxic environment unless i absolutely had to!

    Glad you like it :)
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    I can do that, though it's really very simple, I...

    I can do that, though it's really very simple, I simply use the clay shaper like a pencil eraser ('rubber' in the UK, snigger snigger) to iron out any lumps and bumps. Done patiently and with little...
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    Hey Cornbread, sorry, I missed your post for some...

    Hey Cornbread, sorry, I missed your post for some reason. Still, it's good to see how you're doing, the wire looks great :) The proportions look good, and the wire to go through the head is crisply...
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    Lol! this is so far away from the sculptalong now...

    Lol! this is so far away from the sculptalong now that it's almost a completely different entity. However, I love the painted eyes, it's interesting to see them painted before they get sculpted in,...
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    Hey, that's a great leg! The thigh looks great,...

    Hey, that's a great leg! The thigh looks great, the bones are 'straight', the finish is smooth ready for the next layer...what more could you desire? I cover the trousers in the next installment,...
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    Right, got back on. i think the beauty of this...

    Right, got back on. i think the beauty of this sculpt is that because it's a monster, if the proportions are slightly out, it doesn't matter! i'm pretty sure you don't need that sort of strength on...
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    Yeah, you're right the putty will sstick better...

    Yeah, you're right the putty will sstick better to a rough surface - I'm keen that you can get that smooth finish though, and you clearly can, so thats good. Sorry, I missed the shapers in the pic! ...
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    Well they look good to me so far! You've got a...

    Well they look good to me so far! You've got a really good shape to the hips which is good to see, and plenty of scope for bulking up around the torso, so you won't be limited by that, which again...
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    I'm using super sculpey. I dont know if it's the...

    I'm using super sculpey. I dont know if it's the 'firm' one, but I'm really liking how smoothly you can blend one bit of putty into the next, that's really great! Plus you can get some really sharp...
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    Jim, this is looking really great! Sadly I only...

    Jim, this is looking really great! Sadly I only have 2 mins ... will comment later, but I think it's looking great so far!
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    Awesome! how many tools do you have?! it's...

    Awesome! how many tools do you have?! it's looking really great so far dude. Is the cheap putty quite rough and grainy in texture? how easily does it smooth? THe reason I ask is that there seems...
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    I know the snow is annoying and everything, but...

    I know the snow is annoying and everything, but isn't it awesome too? :) I've gotten loads of sculpting done myself this last couple of days - great fun! My first full sculpt with only polymer clay...
  105. Thread: AAAaargh!

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    AAAaargh!

    Hey,

    Sorry, I'm having a couple of issues at my end. I'm writing this in a McDonalds which I've walked to because I can't drive right now...2 things, firstly when I came back after seeing my...
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    Good plan. The next chapter is queued and ready...

    Good plan. The next chapter is queued and ready to go on friday as promised. Admins? can someone make this sticky please?
    James
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    Cool! The putty on the legs doesn't matter, it's...

    Cool! The putty on the legs doesn't matter, it's thin enough. I see you have a bit of an ankle and knee going on there, nice! The arms are a bit long, might be worth clipping them back before you...
  108. Thread: Hinton

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    lol! everything I do looks terrible, at least to...

    lol! everything I do looks terrible, at least to my eyes! have faith, it'll work out ok...plus when it's cured you can always sand away the bits you don't like and re-do them. It's impossible to...
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    He'd be challenging to do (the one with the guy...

    He'd be challenging to do (the one with the guy bent over painting right? in the Louvre?), but could make a really nice mini, and an even nicer dio if you felt led after we're done! looking foward...
  110. Thread: Drogan

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    Cool! looking foward to seeing them when you put...

    Cool! looking foward to seeing them when you put them up :) You can always sand down any untoward bulges, at this stage it helps to think about what you're doing as working on the skeleton rather...
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    I certainly hope others will be posting their...

    I certainly hope others will be posting their stuff in photos- it's totally the best way to compare progress :)
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    love that last pic! Those masks are going to be...

    love that last pic! Those masks are going to be a challenge :) not that that's a bad thing...
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    pps. Sorry some of it was hard to follow, it's...

    pps. Sorry some of it was hard to follow, it's been a really difficult thing to get right, I re-wrote it several times before I felt like i had it as near as I could. Describing this stuff in words...
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    The proportions seem good, athough the right arm...

    The proportions seem good, athough the right arm will need to be a little straighter than this if he is going to look like he's throwing the flask. However, not a big point at this stage. As for...
  115. Thread: Hinton

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    Great stuff, welcome! James

    Great stuff, welcome!

    James
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    yup, go for it :) are you going to be continuing...

    yup, go for it :) are you going to be continuing work on this orion project, or 'sculpting along' with something new?
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    Sticky: Thanks dude :) Well I'm working on the fourth...

    Thanks dude :) Well I'm working on the fourth installment right now, and it's just taking me soooo long for each one...having said that, don't think I'm complaining, it's been and still is fun, so...
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    Sticky: A fantastic resource! The scale sketches are...

    A fantastic resource! The scale sketches are from Scibor I believe (I'm sad knowing that off the top of my head right?) and the one above is something I'll definately be using! cool! I'll link...
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    You're right, people use it to cover things up,...

    You're right, people use it to cover things up, but most sculpted chainmail is pretty rubbish (including a fair bit of mine)...luckily we can talk chainmail technique a little way into the project,...
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    GD Germany 2010

    Hey,

    Anyone got dates for this? The quicker I book flights and hotel the cheaper it will be...

    James
  121. Go for Rosemary & Co. brushes - awesome cheaper...

    Go for Rosemary & Co. brushes - awesome cheaper equal quality equivalent to W&Ns7s
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    cool! Seen Ben's 'clockmaker'? (he's...

    cool! Seen Ben's 'clockmaker'? (he's Rocketandroll on CMON and PB) He took a pocket watch apart for the components and then realised that they were too big, so designed his own in etched...
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    Wow! that's quite some concept... I think the...

    Wow! that's quite some concept... I think the twins will work really nicely if you can get the armour, the mask and the poses to work togetherm, but what would you rather sculpt? That's more...
  124. Thread: Tharanduil

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    Cool, thanks dude, I'll have a look at it - I...

    Cool, thanks dude, I'll have a look at it - I believe it's in my local Hobbycraft :)

    James
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    Yup, it's a difficult time of the year to get...

    Yup, it's a difficult time of the year to get regular time for these things, I know that...in fact I'm writing this on my phone somewhere in the middle of britain at a motorway service station...
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    Hey Paul, Yup, don't get it from GW if you can...

    Hey Paul,

    Yup, don't get it from GW if you can help it, purely from a cost point of view. Also, when it comes in tubes rather than on a ribbon you don't have to cut out the middle bit that's set...
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    Hey, maybe lay out a few of those ideas to us in...

    Hey, maybe lay out a few of those ideas to us in text, and it might help you to decide in your own mind which one you're most keen on :) Alternatively you could be the first person to pledge to...
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    Me too, it's a giggle! It looks like you're...

    Me too, it's a giggle! It looks like you're already pretty familiar with pushing putty, so that should be a help as we kick off tomorrow :) Care to elaborate on the clockwork soldier idea? sounds...
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    Loving the sketching thing Liam! what a great...

    Loving the sketching thing Liam! what a great way to get your concept down! Also, those 3d models are pretty cool, and the elf you've chosen has great musculature, so when you're looking at that,...
  130. Thread: Drogan

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    Well hopefully we can put that right and you can...

    Well hopefully we can put that right and you can realise the freedom that comes with being able to 'do' anything through your sculpting :) Valkia's a fun project, she was my first full blown sculpt....
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    It's hard to know what will work with the GW...

    It's hard to know what will work with the GW world...maybe have a look at Fabius Bile for inspiration, I know he's 40k, but he's kind of what you're thinking about right?
    James
  132. Thread: Drusher

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    Great stuff! It's good to have someone else...

    Great stuff! It's good to have someone else sculpting the same thing as me, I'm suprised that more people arent. That said, I hope you do feel confident enough after a while to do something a little...
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    Cool, and maybe something a little more complex...

    Cool, and maybe something a little more complex is what you need right now after the tau and the guardsman, so that could be a good project for you. Are you psyched about it yet, or are you still...
  134. Thread: Tharanduil

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    Yup, it's great stuff, better than other makes...

    Yup, it's great stuff, better than other makes I've tried. The fibre optic cable I had lying around. Barrule.com do it for 10p/20cm or so, I know thats a lot compared to fishing line, but I had it...
  135. Thread: Dracula...

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    ...and a pain to paint, and I mean that in the...

    ...and a pain to paint, and I mean that in the nicest possible way...they're so clean and smooth that one dodgy blend and you're finished! how does this mini manage to be atmospheric and cheezy at...
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    Yup, that'll be a fun one to do! looking foward...

    Yup, that'll be a fun one to do! looking foward to the results :)
    James
  137. Thread: Tharanduil

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    @Eggroll, you're quite right, it's not...

    @Eggroll, you're quite right, it's not particularly readable, it says 'Tharanduil' (I thought I'd go with the classic option ;) ) Thank you!

    @Mickc22 - Thank you fella :) it's a piece of clear...
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    Ok then, now my camera's sorted, here's an...

    Ok then, now my camera's sorted,
    here's an update on Tweedledum/Tweedledee. Any thoughts? particularly on what he should be wearing?

    James
  139. Thread: Tharanduil

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    Tharanduil

    Hey,

    This was a mini that I painted for my sister's wedding as a gift. It was such a pleasure to paint for someone i love like this. I think that's why it remains one of my favourite projects...
  140. Thread: Dracula...

    by cybersquig
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    Love the contrast on the skin tones dude, it...

    Love the contrast on the skin tones dude, it makes him feel rather eeirily lit :)
    James
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    Well I'm pleased to be the grease that got those...

    Well I'm pleased to be the grease that got those gears turning :)

    James
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    I have to say (because your blog doesn't have...

    I have to say (because your blog doesn't have somewhere for me to comment) that I'm really chuffed you've come up with a cheaper alternative. I've tried to make this as cost effective as I can to...
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    Alex, I'm glad you put those images on here -...

    Alex, I'm glad you put those images on here - since i first saw it, 'steamthing' has been my favourite steampunk sculpt (well joint first), and an absolute inspiration to me. Did the sculptor ever...
  144. Thread: Cornbread

    by cybersquig
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    You're most welcome :) I wish there was a smiley...

    You're most welcome :) I wish there was a smiley that waves a sculpting tool rather than a paintbrush back at you! Any ideas what you're thinking about sculpting? or are you going to go with my mad...
  145. Thread: Drogan

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    Yep, welcome Drogan, I really hope this is a...

    Yep, welcome Drogan, I really hope this is a positive experience for you. Do you plan on following my sculpt and doing the same as me, or do you have something else in mind to work on? If it's the...
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    You are most welcome Tracey :) Wow! that angel...

    You are most welcome Tracey :)

    Wow! that angel looks pretty busy, but you're right, she'd make an awesome mini. Of the three, the second should be by far and away the easiest for your first...
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    Woohoo! flouncy silk shirts etc. Wonderful! tbh...

    Woohoo! flouncy silk shirts etc. Wonderful! tbh it sounds like you're pretty set, and you'll find you aren't seriously disadvantaged by not having he clay shapers at the beginning, as we'll be...
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    Awesome! can't wait to see what you come up with...

    Awesome! can't wait to see what you come up with Sean, it'll be interesting to see how you link him visually with the army while still keeping the 'mad scientist' theme going. Great stuff!
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    Thanks dude, nice of you to say :)

    Thanks dude, nice of you to say :)
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    lol! you're welcome Steve, I'm glad you found...

    lol! you're welcome Steve, I'm glad you found your way to CMON. Can't wait to see what you produce!
    James
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    quite right Squiggy, and I don't dispute that at...

    quite right Squiggy, and I don't dispute that at all, in fact I've already taken on board your comments about the lack of contrast for my future projects, I was simply referring to the composition of...
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    Thanks Jake, I really appreciate that. I'm all...

    Thanks Jake, I really appreciate that. I'm all about contrast in the composition of my pieces, so human comfort/war is one that I like to exploit a lot :)

    James
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    Hey, So given that my 8gb SD card just got...

    Hey,

    So given that my 8gb SD card just got corrupted, with among other things my latest malice update pics on it, may I present a slightly different from normal update? I always made these minis...
  154. hehe! I knew you'd relent!

    hehe! I knew you'd relent!
  155. The Griffin Guides Sculptalong is nearly here...

    Only a few days to go until the beginning of our <a target=_blank href=http://griffinguides.com/sculptalong-putting-my-feelers-out/>Sculpt along</a>. <a target=_blank...
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    Another thing to throw into the melting pot re....

    Another thing to throw into the melting pot re. the shaft - I would always look for a smooth shaft, as I do a lot of rolling out of putty with the shafts of my tools. Preferably part of the shaft...
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    I know! aren't they wonderful? saves like eight...

    I know! aren't they wonderful? saves like eight wips on the same project at the same time ;)
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    Hey! You may have noticed that there is now a...

    Hey!

    You may have noticed that there is now a 'Sculpt along' forum as part of CMON for the duration of the event. Please feel free to address anything either to this thread, to me directly or in...
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    *Read this first*

    Hey,

    So then, what started out as a merry little idea in the back of my mind after the end of Nanowrimo '09 has blown into something rather bigger than I was expecting. Marvellous! I love it when...
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    Thanks fella! James

    Thanks fella!
    James
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    @Diddy, thanks! @Squig - I know what you mean,...

    @Diddy, thanks!

    @Squig - I know what you mean, but I've highlighted to white and shaded to black on asd much as possible. Meh...more contrast next time :)

    @ CFwheeler58 - Cool idea! That...
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    well I'm sure they use lackeys and other assorted...

    well I'm sure they use lackeys and other assorted servants rather than just lots of techpriests, what about the enginseers? :) Also, you neglected to point out that he is wearing a full rebreather,...
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    Thanks Chief, I'm not sure yet (though I've got a...

    Thanks Chief, I'm not sure yet (though I've got a fw raptor burning a hole in my hobby related conciousness), but i want to learn some lessons with this first. I'm really trying to learn lessons...
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    Sentinel in for Maintenance

    Hey,

    So here is my Sentinel. I'd love to know what you think with some good big pictures, rather than the ones I used for my CMON submission before I plan a vehicle entry for GD germany/UK next...
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    lol! smashing ;)

    lol! smashing ;)
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    You're quite right, of course, he needs to tidy...

    You're quite right, of course, he needs to tidy up his boots/trousers. I just haven't done that bit yet. More significantly he's also missing a hand...maybe that's even more important... ;)
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    Hurrah! some actual progress! I've got updates on...

    Hurrah! some actual progress! I've got updates on the Queen of hearts and Tweedledum/tweedledee. Yey!

    Any thoughts guys? particularly about tweedledum/dee, I could really do with an idea of what...
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    well now, this is one of the most exciting posts...

    well now, this is one of the most exciting posts I've read for a while! I'd love to have a try with one of these, that would be fantastic. There is a move in the world of Croquet (!) to have...
  169. aww sorry you can't join in. although it is in...

    aww sorry you can't join in. although it is in the new year, when you might have more time, and it only calls for an hour a week...
    ...ok, I'll stop pressuring! ;) all the best and happy xmas!...
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    lol! fair enough B, I'll stick you down in my...

    lol! fair enough B, I'll stick you down in my mind, but not on paper until you say otherwise :)
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    not used that one myself I'm afraid. I'll have...

    not used that one myself I'm afraid. I'll have to give it a try sometime.
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    awesome! I'll have to try that, thanks!

    awesome! I'll have to try that, thanks!
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    I now have the third of the three 'preparation...

    I now have the third of the three 'preparation posts' published before the Sculpt along begins. You can read it here, it deals with getting your 'concept' for your project.

    If you missed them,...
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    ooh Sebum. Forgot that one, thanks. The others...

    ooh Sebum. Forgot that one, thanks. The others are all listed in my post though, hopefully that'll give a bit of info for each so that those who are new to all this can decide which they want to go...
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    @chemicalfencer - lol! I think you might be...

    @chemicalfencer - lol! I think you might be right... consider me corrected! :) :) :) :D :D :D (good, aren't they?)

    @funnymouth - Yup, Chrome speaks the truth (of course), I don't tend to wash...
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    ooh interesting options... I'll post a tutorial...

    ooh interesting options... I'll post a tutorial to lay out how I go about getting my concept down hopefully later today, real life permitting.
  177. Griffin Guides Presents a 'Sculpt along' event

    Griffin Guides, the Blog of James Griffin, a.k.a. Cybersquig, is running a not-for-profit 'sculpt along' event. Are you someone who would like to know how to push putty better but don't know anyone...
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    Hey, So I've just finished and posted the next...

    Hey,

    So I've just finished and posted the next bit of our preparation for this project, what i hope is a pretty comprehensive description of what is needed for sculpting in terms of tools and...
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    http://griffinguides.com/sculptalong-entrants-list...

    http://griffinguides.com/sculptalong-entrants-list/

    ok, the list of current interested entrants is up - if you want in, then let me know and I'll add you to the guest list!
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    welcome Razakel & Runebrush! as Freak said,...

    welcome Razakel & Runebrush! as Freak said, you're most certainly not too late! I'll be posting a number of preparation posts, so you can gather the tools and materials, think about a concept, and...
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    you're most welcome :)

    you're most welcome :)
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    Ok guys, the first preparation post is up...

    Ok guys, the first preparation post is up - What we're going to do when, how to sign up, and background and information on putties. Enjoy!
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    Funnymouth - welcome! TAB studio - I replied,...

    Funnymouth - welcome!

    TAB studio - I replied, welcome on board :) I had a look at your site, very nice
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    woo! another one on board :) welcome! first...

    woo! another one on board :) welcome! first post tonight about materials etc.
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    ach, thanks. I'm no computery person, but as...

    ach, thanks. I'm no computery person, but as soon as my techie friend has finished moving house, I'll get her on it. I'm most grateful that you decided to link to it :) you may be the first...
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    Well that's simply wonderful :) I'm glad you're...

    Well that's simply wonderful :) I'm glad you're each interested. that makes approximately a dozen people, which I'm willing to run with. I was always thinking about january for this to kick off,...
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    stunning dude, really really nice colour...

    stunning dude, really really nice colour combinations!
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    Cheers Marc, lovely of you to say :)

    Cheers Marc, lovely of you to say :)
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    Sculpt along - putting out the feelers.

    Hey,

    So all the details are here, but the gist is that i'm happy to plan and run a sculpt-along event, where we all sculpt something together. A new stage would be demonstrated once a week, and...
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    I'm sure i could find one online, hang on... ...

    I'm sure i could find one online, hang on...

    here is a link to their website
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    well I opened it up to 50 media students in my...

    well I opened it up to 50 media students in my college, and many of them ran with it, so lots :) haven't counted.
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    well thank you gentlemen, it's most appreciated. ...

    well thank you gentlemen, it's most appreciated. I am glad you broadly like what I've done, I am aware that not everyone is enamoured with the base, I know that even ignoring the painting, the...
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    Yeah well done dude, I loved your entry, really...

    Yeah well done dude, I loved your entry, really smart. I liked the allusion to fantasy through the typeface, and my fiancee said it was one of her favourites too. Great stuff!
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    and the winner is in...

    and the winner is in well done Nick232, you absolute legend! check out his fantastic entry and the best of the rest - what great work to choose between! I'm rather happy a CMON member caught it,...
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    I don't think that's a viable entry lol! made me...

    I don't think that's a viable entry lol! made me giggle though :) thanks :)
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    Broody Astropath

    Hey,

    I know that this is slightly odd, as I submitted the mini to CMON a little while ago. That said, I've just written a 'How I painted it' sort of article, and I'd really appreciate feedback on...
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    Hey, the deadline is nearly upon us, get your...

    Hey, the deadline is nearly upon us, get your entries in now if you want them to count!

    Thanks so much!
    James
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    It's the one I used when I sawed the head off the...

    It's the one I used when I sawed the head off the space hulk librarian, and then accidently pinged it across the room and into the ether...
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    heh! I genuinely just used one of two pics of...

    heh! I genuinely just used one of two pics of myself I have in my posession in electronic format. That was one of them. Go figure! could have used this:
    ...
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    oops! didn't mean to ruffle peoples feathers :S ...

    oops! didn't mean to ruffle peoples feathers :S Sorry guys, I was trying to make it simpler to differentiate replies, maybe get a bit of feedback on individual pieces, didn't mean to upset anyone.
    ...
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