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  1. Optivisor from Amazon, can't paint without them....

    Optivisor from Amazon, can't paint without them. I have two different magnifications, one for general use and one for detail work.
  2. The minis look nice, congrats on being a part of...

    The minis look nice, congrats on being a part of a published KS.
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    Couple of painting books available

    I am reorganizing and have some books for sale.

    Euro Moldelismo "Painting Overhead Lighting", both I and II. $10 each
    Creating Historical Miniatures "Color Theory and Application". $5
    Games...
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    Hey thanks Pete! i did find Gavin, still in the...

    Hey thanks Pete! i did find Gavin, still in the blister, though without the arrow for some reason. I can take a picture if you would like. Just PM me and let me know if you are still interested.
    ...
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    I do believe I have an extra Gavin- bought two...

    I do believe I have an extra Gavin- bought two when I painted mine. With work and X-mas it might be a few days before I can find it though. Will take a look.
  6. The advice I have been given has always been, "If...

    The advice I have been given has always been, "If you can paint it all put together, do that. If you absolutely cannot- paint them separately and put it together afterwards." There's just oo much...
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    Second for Figopedia. My favorite book by far.

    Second for Figopedia. My favorite book by far.
  8. Thread: goblin

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    Cool, love it!

    Cool, love it!
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    I have a painted female game hunter. Will PM you....

    I have a painted female game hunter. Will PM you.

    Zach
  10. Some of those I've not seen, but another +1 for...

    Some of those I've not seen, but another +1 for Figopedia. It's a great resource.
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    I believe that the majority of Americans are...

    I believe that the majority of Americans are upset and angry about the ban and what it says about us to the rest of the world. There is a vocal and active section of the country that is acting out of...
  12. The best way I have found to avoid the problem...

    The best way I have found to avoid the problem you have shown in your picture is to drain off excess water and the end of the session. The sponge will hold enough water to keep the paint moist and...
  13. I don't think mine is the one you're talking...

    I don't think mine is the one you're talking about but I did something similar here: http://www.coolminiornot.com/343975.

    The way you've described it is pretty much the way I did mine. Let me know...
  14. I do have Al-Vianna new in her box, though I did...

    I do have Al-Vianna new in her box, though I did open it I think. Have to check. I don't sell much so no clue on the price, I'll have to look it up and see what it's worth.

    Zach
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    Ah, I see. if you essentially go the whole base...

    Ah, I see. if you essentially go the whole base area it's just a pad on the bottom instead of rubber feet or velvet.

    It's been several years since I painted enough to do anything like this, but...
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    What do you sit the plinth on when you take it...

    What do you sit the plinth on when you take it off the velcro and set it on the table? Seems like it would be wobbly just sitting on a soft velcro strap. Pictures?
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    MDF is going to be a lot heavier, something to...

    MDF is going to be a lot heavier, something to think about when carrying around all day. I make my cases (made, past tense. :( ) out of plywood and never had a problem.

    Zach
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    For those of you interested in the 10,000 hours...

    For those of you interested in the 10,000 hours and targeted practice portion of this thread, Freakonomics did a very good podcast last week examining this very topic.

    Zach
  19. Once nice aspect of this set you shouldn't...

    Once nice aspect of this set you shouldn't overlook is the section on color theory. Other than the first JBT disc, not many of them go into detail on color theory and it can have a huge impact on...
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    If you read the instructions carefully it says...

    If you read the instructions carefully it says you are supposed to empty out the non-absorbed water when you leave it sitting sealed up. It looks to me like the water has condensed onto the lid and...
  21. This can also be caused by paint that's thinned...

    This can also be caused by paint that's thinned too much and allowed to sit on a wet palette. Time for a new batch.
  22. H:Rackham/Confrontation TARASCUS, NIB (English)

    Hello all,

    I have a NIB Tarascus. Please PM me if interested, $125.

    Zach
    www.crookedeye.net
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    I have tried several lines of artists acrylic and...

    I have tried several lines of artists acrylic and find it difficult to work with personally. The body is so different, it's a completely different skill set. I found they had too much body and didn't...
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    What are the alchemy colors again?

    What are the alchemy colors again?
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    Superb reference for flesh tones.

    This may be the best reference for flesh tones I've ever seen.

    http://www.cnn.com/2015/05/07/world/gallery/angelica-dass-pantone-skin-tone/index.html

    With her tumbler link:...
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    Thanks! Glad you liked it.

    Thanks! Glad you liked it.
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    +1 for droppers.

    +1 for droppers.
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    I am a bit of a paint and primer freak, I have...

    I am a bit of a paint and primer freak, I have painted with Vallejo, Vallejo Game Color, Reaper Master, Reaper Pro, Reaper HD, multiple Generations of GW/Citadel, Rackham, P3, Scale75, Derivan Minis,...
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    I have an extra Twilight Knight NiB. Will PM you.

    I have an extra Twilight Knight NiB. Will PM you.
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    If his isn't, I have one NiB as well. Zach

    If his isn't, I have one NiB as well.

    Zach
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    I typically do a set of classes at GenCon every...

    I typically do a set of classes at GenCon every year but I am not yet sure if I'm going this year. If you have a decent sized group I do take the show on the road. :)
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    Hello. I am in central NJ and do classes for...

    Hello. I am in central NJ and do classes for individuals and groups from time to time. You can check out my profile here or on my website (www.crookedeye.net).

    Thanks,
    Zach
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    Awesome contest Chris. Once again you had a great...

    Awesome contest Chris. Once again you had a great idea and saw it through. Nice going and congrats to the winners!

    Zach
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    Sorry I missed this one guys, looks like a great...

    Sorry I missed this one guys, looks like a great bit of fun. I'm too late to officially enter but here are my pics:

    - Best Picture = 12 Years a Slave
    - Best Director = Alfonso Cuaron
    ...
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    No listing that I can think of but the Long...

    No listing that I can think of but the Long Island Historical show has got to be in the next couple of weeks. The Valley Forge show is early in the year and is a great show. Beyond that there's...
  36. Thread: Elly's WIP

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    Man I love the look of that sphinx. Can't wait...

    Man I love the look of that sphinx. Can't wait to sere the finished result and congrats on the impending birth!

    Zach
  37. thanks a lot Brice! Great shots.

    thanks a lot Brice! Great shots.
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    I sit down to paint. Don't know what color to...

    I sit down to paint.
    Don't know what color to use.
    Wasted the whole night.


    You can tell I'm having some trouble with color selection. :)
    Zach
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    Very nice work and I'm sure this will be a...

    Very nice work and I'm sure this will be a template for many of the jobs that will be showing up on this fantastic mini. I got in on the second wave, not here yet. :)

    I really like the blue...
  40. Hi Matt, I am in the NYC area and it would be...

    Hi Matt,

    I am in the NYC area and it would be great to meet up. I'll keep an eye on this thread as the dates get more solid.

    Zach
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    The way I do it is to take a milliput ball and...

    The way I do it is to take a milliput ball and use your finger to make a little indention. Put in just a drop of water and use an old brush to mix it up until you get to the right consistency. ...
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    Depends on where you are. Are you in the city or...

    Depends on where you are. Are you in the city or on the Jersey or Long Island side?

    Zach
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    PC Windows 7 Firefox. Everything worked...

    PC
    Windows 7
    Firefox.

    Everything worked fine. The page transitions did seem a bit less than smooth though.

    Zach
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    Looking good so far. Obviously can't see what...

    Looking good so far. Obviously can't see what you're thinking yet, but make sure they are interacting somehow. Have to avoid the dreaded "Two models standing there looking at each other"...
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    Hello Nightgaunt. They do still have a...

    Hello Nightgaunt.

    They do still have a sculpted fig category.

    http://www.genconminipainting.com/files/FullInformationPacketUpdate1.pdf

    Zach
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    Anyone can enter in Chicago. The winners of some...

    Anyone can enter in Chicago. The winners of some competitions will win hotel and airfare to the Crystal Brush, but the competition is open to anyone.

    Zach
  47. Lots of museums of course, if that's your thing....

    Lots of museums of course, if that's your thing.
    Second on the compleat strategist. There's a GW store on 8th st if you're into that kind of thing. Definitely go up to either the top of the empire...
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    If only I had some around here! Hah! Zach ...

    If only I had some around here! Hah!

    Zach

    ps- that's true, funny I didn't think of that.
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    How about a new template for a gallery? I...

    How about a new template for a gallery? I haven't found a good, easy and nice looking gallery with nesting options. If you made up something nice it could probably be used by a lot of different...
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    I picked up 2 cheap ones from Amazon. They were...

    I picked up 2 cheap ones from Amazon. They were $6 and probably worth about a third of that but they haven't broken yet. The ones linked above look pretty good, though three times as expensive...
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    One more tip on the water effects. Do a test...

    One more tip on the water effects. Do a test first. I ruined a major project last year by rushing a job and not testing it first. Water effects can be tricky and until you get the hang of it a dry...
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    I'll echo whats been said for the most part. ...

    I'll echo whats been said for the most part. Either you love the sculpts or you hate them. Personally I really like about a third of the range, the rest I find interesting but not enough to pay...
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    I've been told by more than one GD judge that...

    I've been told by more than one GD judge that after selecting the best of the category they start looking for mistakes. Make sure you correct as many mistakes as you can find. A basic "clean" job...
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    Sorry to hear about your circumstances. Hope it...

    Sorry to hear about your circumstances. Hope it works out.

    Your like to volume 4 takes you to volume 3. Just a heads up.


    Zach
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    "- an airbrushing booth (with possible...

    "- an airbrushing booth (with possible ventilation fan)"

    Definitely with ventilation fan. If you leave it out you'll regret it.

    Zach
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    http://www.coolminiornot.com/247461?browseid=20558...

    http://www.coolminiornot.com/247461?browseid=2055852

    Goooood stuff in that one.

    Zach
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    I haven't checked the rules this year but...

    I haven't checked the rules this year but historically it's been fine, even common, to mix 40k and fantasy parts. As noted by Kathryn, LoTR kit-bashing is not allowed.

    Zach
    www.crookedeye.net
  58. Reallly nice! Love the staining on the yellow...

    Reallly nice! Love the staining on the yellow bits and the white face paint is great.
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    You left out Cercei, one of my favorites of this...

    You left out Cercei, one of my favorites of this type.

    http://www.darkswordminiatures.com/mainwebsite_html/gallery/GRRMline_Cersei.htm

    Zach
    www.crookedeye.net
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    I echo SuperV above. I've always been pretty...

    I echo SuperV above. I've always been pretty conservative with my life's plans. Now with two young progeny dancing around and a wife staying home with them there really isn't any option for me,...
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    You are a dirty rotten bastard. This is like...

    You are a dirty rotten bastard. This is like bringing a bag of crack to the rehab center. :)

    Zach
    www.crookedeye.net
  62. Thank you Scott and Jeff. I see what you mean...

    Thank you Scott and Jeff. I see what you mean Scott, The big gold piece on the colors doesn't help either. I'll have to keep a closer eye on that in the future. Looking forward to seeing you...
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    That's great, glad it helped! Zach...

    That's great, glad it helped!

    Zach
    www.crookedeye.net
  64. Dawnlord Vyros, Privateer Press 2011 Grandmaster Winner

    Hello again,

    I love the look of the Retribution of Scyrah from Privateer Press. It's a cleaner look than most of the other lines and I love the blue/green and white color scheme.
    I removed the...
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    Thanks for the comments, I'm glad you like it! ...

    Thanks for the comments, I'm glad you like it!

    Zach
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    I'm no expert but to me it looks like neither one...

    I'm no expert but to me it looks like neither one is particularly well suited for mini photography. The Canon has a max aperture of f4.5 but at least it has an aperture priority mode. The Nikon has...
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    Hahaha, that's great! Zach www.crookedeye.net

    Hahaha, that's great!

    Zach
    www.crookedeye.net
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    Good notes, thank you Kalidane! I haven't...

    Good notes, thank you Kalidane!

    I haven't tried sex on toast though, seems like it might be uncomfortable and I'm not sure I'd like the taste.

    Zach
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    New article on brushes

    Hello everyone,

    I have posted an article on types of brushes and selecting which one works for you on my site. I have seen a lot of general brand recommendations but nobody really has details...
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    Enigma Thorvin from GenCon

    Hello everyone! Hope your summer has been as enjoyable as mine so far. We've had some hot sunny weather and it's been a lot of fun hanging out with the kids. I did take a little mini-vacation of...
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    I'll second this. It's hard for me to make a...

    I'll second this. It's hard for me to make a judgement on the rest of the site I'm so distracted by the white background.

    Zach
    www.crookedeye.net
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    I think this guy is known for making recasts. ...

    I think this guy is known for making recasts. There's a couple of threads about it over at Dragonpainting.

    Zach
  73. Nice! I bet it makes the games much more fun. ...

    Nice! I bet it makes the games much more fun.

    Zach
    www.crookedeye.net
  74. Thread: Elly's WIP

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    That is great, really nice effect. Zach...

    That is great, really nice effect.

    Zach
    www.crookedeye.net
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    I like it but would agree that the main page lost...

    I like it but would agree that the main page lost some focus. Also, I kind of like the individual gallery pages having a black background over the grey on the Beta site. It just seems to give more...
  76. Haha, wow Chris thats a lot of paint! Looks like...

    Haha, wow Chris thats a lot of paint! Looks like a nice area.

    Zach
    www.crookedeye.net
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    Looking good! I have to pick that one up. ...

    Looking good! I have to pick that one up.

    It's Kingdom Death though, not Dark Sword. :)

    Zach
    www.crookedeye.net
  78. I have used both pro-create and aves apoxie...

    I have used both pro-create and aves apoxie sculpt (similar to magic sculpt) with no problems.

    Zach
    www.crookedeye.net
  79. Thread: Elly's WIP

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    Hello Jeff, As has been mentioned the NMM is...

    Hello Jeff,

    As has been mentioned the NMM is outstanding, love it. The white on the wings though seems kind of unfinished. Are you planning on working on those some more or are they done?
    ...
  80. My understanding is that resin is a no-no. ...

    My understanding is that resin is a no-no. Because the resin generates heat as it cures it would deform the insta-mold.

    Zach
    www.crookedeye.net
  81. I was going to post this too. This guy gets my...

    I was going to post this too. This guy gets my vote!

    Zach
    www.crookedeye.net
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    Great stuff Seb and thanks for posting the large...

    Great stuff Seb and thanks for posting the large pic.

    Regards,
    Zach
    www.crookedeye.net
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    This thread seems to be populated by folks in the...

    This thread seems to be populated by folks in the US but there are differences in the regions as well. Some other countries are more or less tolerant of other manufacturers bits in the entries.
    ...
  84. I won't be able to make it this year but I have...

    I won't be able to make it this year but I have done the demon lounge in the past and it's great fun. I recommend it to anyone considering it.


    Zach
    www.crookedeye.net
  85. Thread: Paint Racks

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    I'll have to figure out a way to incorporate a...

    I'll have to figure out a way to incorporate a "last used" feature. :)

    Either this weekend or next I'm going to make a horizontal type prototype. I'll post pics when I'm done.

    Zach...
  86. Thread: Paint Racks

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    I need to tap in to the collective wisdom present...

    I need to tap in to the collective wisdom present in the thread here and find out what makes the perfect paint rack. It seems all these standing models take up so much desk space and make it...
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    I got to see him at Adepticon up close and he is...

    I got to see him at Adepticon up close and he is great, lots of fun.

    Zach
    www.crookedeye.net
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    Hello Kathryn, I'm using 4.0.1 as well (with...

    Hello Kathryn,

    I'm using 4.0.1 as well (with Windows 7) and haven't noticed any problems. Everything loads ok for me and the site seems to be functioning just like it did before the upgrade.
    ...
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    i think you're probably better off adding it to...

    i think you're probably better off adding it to water first, and then to your paint. I usually only use water, but I do have an empty paint dropper with some water and slo-dri mixed together for...
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    Maybe make the center form from balled up...

    Maybe make the center form from balled up Aluminum foil? Then smooth it out with Aves apoxie sculpt or something similar.

    Zach
    www.crookedeye.net
  91. Haha, thanks guys. I wish I had the time to run...

    Haha, thanks guys. I wish I had the time to run something like that. Before I had the two kids and started the house renovation I did help with running the old group but now it's beyond my free time...
  92. There used to be a NY/NJ painters group that had...

    There used to be a NY/NJ painters group that had a lot of momentum but a lot of people moved out of the hobby or geographically out of the region. I would suggest something close enough to NYC that...
  93. Thread: Elly's WIP

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    Seconding on the awesomeness of the Sanguinor. ...

    Seconding on the awesomeness of the Sanguinor. that gold armor is superb.

    Zach
    www.crookedeye.net
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    Looks great! Can't wait to get my hands on a...

    Looks great! Can't wait to get my hands on a copy. I'm assuming you'll have them for sale at Adepticon?

    Zach
    www.crookedeye.net
  95. Hey Tre, Really nice group, one of your best...

    Hey Tre,

    Really nice group, one of your best in months I think, especially Ollander. Can't wait to get my hands on that one.

    Zach
    www.crookedeye.net
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    Very cute, congrats! You'll have to watch the...

    Very cute, congrats!

    You'll have to watch the spray paints, I don't think they like it that cold. Not sure about the acrylics either, really. If the water freezes, I guess it would just...
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    Impressive man, looking really good! I like all...

    Impressive man, looking really good! I like all three and hope to see them finished up.

    Zach
    www.crookedeye.net
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    That looks great, I'm always looking for extras...

    That looks great, I'm always looking for extras and things to add to my collection. I will definitely stop by there.

    Zach
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    And thanks to you find blokes as well. I have...

    And thanks to you find blokes as well. I have actually been to this store before, got a whole bunch of W&N series 7 mini brushes for just a few pounds each. I will be checking again. :)

    Zach
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    Thanks guys. I've been to the Orcs Nest before,...

    Thanks guys. I've been to the Orcs Nest before, may head back there and I'll be staying near the British Museum so Gosh sounds like a good visit too.

    Appreciate the info!

    And as for the...
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    mini-related things to do in London?

    Hello all,

    I'll be back in London next week for work, and may have a little time to shop. Are there any suggestions for retail stores and/or mini-related things to do?

    Too bad Atenocities...
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    Hello Dashyl, You can do it either way, but if...

    Hello Dashyl,

    You can do it either way, but if you make it on the wet palette you'll need to make a smaller amount so it doesn't run all over the place. In a well palette you can make more of it...
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    Just for my personal preference that's a little...

    Just for my personal preference that's a little too much blue in the NMM on the sword. I would do some grey glazes to tone it down a bit but I think you got the right idea with the placement of...
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    That's a good job, and considering the subject...

    That's a good job, and considering the subject matter the colors seem like good choices. Mostly clean work too.

    I think if you want to improve, the blending you mentioned is a good place to...
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    I thought the same thing about that mini, I...

    I thought the same thing about that mini, I really liked the sculpt until I saw those, just too big for the frame. One example of life not imitating art.

    Zach
    www.crookedeye.net
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    Maybe people are impressed with the paper towel...

    Maybe people are impressed with the paper towel background..... :)

    Zach
    www.crookedeye.net
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    I will agree with what's been said, but with...

    I will agree with what's been said, but with emphasis on the "your heart has to be in it" part. The best projects come from an idea you have had for a while and really care about seeing through to...
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    That freakin rocks! Congrats man- looks super. ...

    That freakin rocks! Congrats man- looks super.

    Zach
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    Great post! And thanks for all the posts! Zach

    Great post! And thanks for all the posts!

    Zach
  110. Thank you everyone! Ansel, I tried taking some...

    Thank you everyone!

    Ansel, I tried taking some pics on black/dark blue backgrounds. Came out so-so. My photography skill definitely aren't great. I'm using 2 lights but I think I need a bounce...
  111. Sir Alexander, Baltimore 2010 Single Fantasy entry

    Hello All,

    It took me forever but I finally have pictures of my entry from Baltimore, 2010. It was a very tough competition but I was lucky enough to come away with the gold.

    This piece...
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    Thanks guys. :) I hope to take pics of the...

    Thanks guys. :)
    I hope to take pics of the knight soon. My photography skills are awful, I'm afraid I'll ruin it, haha. My LoTR entry is posted already.

    Zach
    www.crookedeye.net
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    Couple of examples of Zenithal Priming

    I posted a mini-tutorial in the "tips" section of my website with a quick description of zenithal priming and some rather large pics as examples.

    Probably won't be much use for the advanced...
  114. Thread: base size???

    by hakoMike
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    I gave up computer games. No time for both. ...

    I gave up computer games. No time for both. After the kids go to bed I have a couple of hours so I sit at a desk next to my wife, she watches TV or browses the web and I paint. Unless of course...
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    I thought about this post for a bit and it's hard...

    I thought about this post for a bit and it's hard to go against human nature and poke, prod or cajole them into leaving comments. What about having a list (or two) next to the voting button to say...
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    Welcome to the boards. What you have is a good...

    Welcome to the boards.

    What you have is a good start. A tripod is a near necessity and a couple of lamps will get you started. Lots of people use light tents or other means of diffusing light...
  117. Hi guys, thanks for all the kind words Jeff! I...

    Hi guys, thanks for all the kind words Jeff! I can understand why you wouldn't like the face, it was very hard to get it to not look like Bill Clinton, haha. As far as the pose, I think there is a...
  118. (CrookedEye) Zach's Golden Demon Baltimore LoTR single entry

    Hello!

    Finally getting around to taking and posting some pics of the August competitions, GenCon and Baltimore.

    First up is Gil-Galad. I liked the pose a lot and it had some nice flat spaces...
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    I can't even describe how jealous I am! Sounds...

    I can't even describe how jealous I am! Sounds like a dream come true, I hope it works out for you.

    Zach
    www.crookedeye.net
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    Really nice work! I enjoyed seeing them in...

    Really nice work! I enjoyed seeing them in person in Baltimore, especially the diorama. It has a great feel to it and tells a great story.

    Zach
    www.crookedeye.net
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    Testor's makes a nice pack of sandpaper for...

    Testor's makes a nice pack of sandpaper for modeling. It's only a couple of bucks and has 5 or 6 sheets, each with a different grit. If you're in the US you can usually find them at any modelling...
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    Awesome! Loved them in the case and love them...

    Awesome! Loved them in the case and love them here. You've got to get some detail shots, especially Boromir and Gimli. Those were great.

    Zach
    www.crookedeye.net
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    I like them a lot! Looking forward to seeing...

    I like them a lot! Looking forward to seeing them in person. :)

    Zach
    www.crookedeye.net
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    Don't feel bad, everyone starts out somewhere. I...

    Don't feel bad, everyone starts out somewhere. I like the red/orange and white, but the green stands out to me. I think it doesn't quite go with the other colors and would look better as a neutral...
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    Wow man, I gotta say that's pretty damn cool! ...

    Wow man, I gotta say that's pretty damn cool! Congrats.

    Zach
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    I like the color, it's one I've used often and it...

    I like the color, it's one I've used often and it looks good here. The face is nice and the bronze-ish hammer looks good too.

    In the way of criticism I'd say that the big white thing on the...
  127. They're called "Paintier". This place has them,...

    They're called "Paintier". This place has them, in the UK: http://www.3vwargames.co.uk/paintier.htm.

    Zach
    www.crookedeye.net
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    There are quite a lot out there actually, but not...

    There are quite a lot out there actually, but not many of them are free, so you may want to ask Shawn about his. :)

    Jeff at DragonForge used to do them but I think he's doing resin only. Some of...
  129. Thread: Tarascus

    by CrookedEye
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    Just don't tell my wife someone is trying to get...

    Just don't tell my wife someone is trying to get their hands on my Tarascus. She might not understand. :)
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    I can certainly say the same, he is as reliable...

    I can certainly say the same, he is as reliable and honest as they come.

    Zach
  131. Thread: The end

    by CrookedEye
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    I beileve that's from Figone.

    I beileve that's from Figone.
  132. Thread: The end

    by CrookedEye
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    Funny, I was thinking much the same thing. I...

    Funny, I was thinking much the same thing. I didn't understand how it all tied together, and the leaf being the same color as it's surroundings mean I didn't even notice it. Perhaps if it was a...
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    I don't know if it's any good for Magno, but I...

    I don't know if it's any good for Magno, but I like it! How did you do it?

    Zach
    www.croookedeye.net
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    That's a really, really cool idea. I like it! ...

    That's a really, really cool idea. I like it!

    Zach
    www.crookedeye.net
  135. I've used both on plastic minis and they perform...

    I've used both on plastic minis and they perform similarly. If I had a choice I'd go with the fine surface primer but I don't think you'll go wrong either way.

    Zach
    www.crookedeye.net
  136. Thread: Tarascus

    by CrookedEye
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    Hi guys, I actually have one, new in the box, if...

    Hi guys, I actually have one, new in the box, if someone is in the market for it. PM me if you're interested. If not it will sit on my shelf for that mythical day when I win the lottery and have...
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    The little bits that you an see here look good. ...

    The little bits that you an see here look good. The white areas on the first one look a bit too white- need some shading to break it up a bit. The color tint on the photos don't help your shots I'm...
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    I agree with most things said already. I would...

    I agree with most things said already. I would just thumb through first to make sure the models in there are ones you are interested in. I've picked up a few that had larger scale stuff or...
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    As a hard-working dad of 2 young kids with a...

    As a hard-working dad of 2 young kids with a major house renovation going on, what you're describing sounds like paradise. :)

    If this is fantasyland I'm taking the jet to Kauai for some diving...
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    That's a really cool idea! Can't wait to see how...

    That's a really cool idea! Can't wait to see how it turns out.
    As far as the pattern goes, http://www.cgtextures.com/ this is a great place to start, click "fabric" and "Persian Carpets". That's...
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    Some of the angles that you have chosen for your...

    Some of the angles that you have chosen for your photos make it very difficult for the viewer to see what's going on. Particularly the right and left side angles from your chaos marines.

    If you...
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    GenCon 2010 Painting Competition Rules

    Gen Con Indy 2010 - Miniatures Painting Competition

    <><><><><><><><>

    Trophies! Cash Awards! Great Additional Prizes!

    Best in Show Award
    Given to a first place category winner that best...
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    The RMS browns I used had issues as well but I...

    The RMS browns I used had issues as well but I really like the greys, skin tones and reds.

    Any of the paints mentioned can give you a smooth coat, just play around with them, as someone else...
  144. New York is pretty special if you can afford it-...

    New York is pretty special if you can afford it- but for me it would be Kauai, one of the islands of Hawaii. Went there on my honeymoon and was in real, actual physical pain when I had to leave.
    ...
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    I haven't used them but I notice 2 things. They...

    I haven't used them but I notice 2 things. They are square all around instead of having a beveled edge, which you may or may not like, and they're only 20mm, which is smaller than the standard 25mm...
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    Multiple duplicate submissisions

    Hi all/mods,

    Looks like a mistake here, multiple submissions (from different users) with the exact same picture. Credit was given so it's nothing nefarious, but doesn't seem to make much sense to...
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    It's looking nice! I do like that cobblestone...

    It's looking nice! I do like that cobblestone road, I may have to give something like that a try. :)

    Zach
    www.crookedeye.net
  148. Thread: Legolas

    by CrookedEye
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    Very nice Meg. I like the look and feel of the...

    Very nice Meg. I like the look and feel of the piece as well. The tree looks a bit odd scale-wise, but I like the idea of having it there.

    Good color choices as well.

    Zach
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    Reaper makes a plastic 25mm square base with a...

    Reaper makes a plastic 25mm square base with a recess, though it's not high enough to hide the base completely it might cover the bottom part of it. They also have a recessed 25mm round, but it's...
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    I'm loving the brown stuff work on the axe, I...

    I'm loving the brown stuff work on the axe, I just hope that with it held down like that it doesn't lose impact. The bronze is really nice too, it has nice depth and the weathered look you're going...
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    Not being in the UK I have no experience with...

    Not being in the UK I have no experience with Simoniz or Hycote, but I have never had a problem with any of the Tamiya primers going fuzzy, either white, light grey or grey. Gunze Mr Surfacer is...
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    I haven't seen the Mikh one, but I do have the...

    I haven't seen the Mikh one, but I do have the Aragorn Marks video. It was pretty good, I enjoyed it and it was pretty well done. The only complaint is that it seems like they got about 3/4 of the...
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    You're in LI, so you shouldn't have too much...

    You're in LI, so you shouldn't have too much trouble finding Testors DullCote. If you'd rather spray through your airbrush, I've used Vallejo matte sealer with good results.

    Zach
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    Grafo Airbrush

    I was looking at a new airbrush and thinking about the Grafo from Harder and Steenbeck. It says it's specifically for fine and micro-fine work and does have a .15mm nozzle. Does anyone have any...
  155. Todd is a great guy and Festus is an absolutely...

    Todd is a great guy and Festus is an absolutely amazing piece. I'm looking forward to watching this one.

    Zach
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    It is allowed, though I think in at least one...

    It is allowed, though I think in at least one version of the rules you had to declare that the base wasn't your work. It didn't count against you but wont' count for you, I guess that's the...
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    The highlights for me are the face and the blue...

    The highlights for me are the face and the blue fabric. The other parts are really nice as well. I hadn't even noticed the growth on the tree until freak mentioned it, but that's really nice as...
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    Thanks guys. Yeah, it's pretty steampunk, haha. ...

    Thanks guys. Yeah, it's pretty steampunk, haha. My boy would be decidely less interested in the finishing though, I'd be on my own. Maybe I can start a side business making steampunk-themed mini...
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    Two fun mini-related projects

    Ok, so I haven't posted any actual minis in a while, but I have been doing something mini-related. :)

    I have posted pics of my hand=made paint rack and brushwasher in the "tips" section of my...
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    I'll echo some of what Ronin said. I like the...

    I'll echo some of what Ronin said. I like the color scheme as well. The contrast of the skin color and metallics is nice.

    Looking forward to seeing the corsairs. I just picked these up myself...
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    I'm no expert on the scoring system but I believe...

    I'm no expert on the scoring system but I believe it resets every night.
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    Hey, thanks! I've got a couple more in the works....

    Hey, thanks! I've got a couple more in the works. The sculpts are so good and Jim is one of the nicest people I've ever met. Makes you feel good about painting them. haha.

    I forgot to mention,...
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    The face looks a bit flat but the robes are nice...

    The face looks a bit flat but the robes are nice and I really like the leather/fur thing on his back. It's a pleasing color combo and really get across a feeling of texture and volume.

    Zach
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    They're down to one in NJ. I think at one point...

    They're down to one in NJ. I think at one point we had 2 or 3, plus 2 in close proximity (NYC and Palisades mall). NYC is still open but the Palisades mall store is long since gone.

    The shame of...
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    Thanks for the larger pictures. That's really...

    Thanks for the larger pictures.

    That's really nice! It's all good but I like the blue effects on the vents the most. Great work and you hubby is a very lucky guy. Can't wait to see the next...
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    I like it. Going to have to give that a try. ...

    I like it. Going to have to give that a try.

    Zach
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    Oh Chris, I am so sorry. My heartfelt...

    Oh Chris, I am so sorry. My heartfelt condolences to you and your family. If there's anything I can do let me know.

    A sad reminder that the ones we love can be taken away at any moment. Be...
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    You can also try your nearest Michaels/AC...

    You can also try your nearest Michaels/AC Moore/craft store. They have unfinished wood plinths with routed edges for very little. Sand it up a bit and you'll be fine, especially if you're going to...
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    Come on guys, Chris was nice enough to send those...

    Come on guys, Chris was nice enough to send those out, I hope everyone gets to post theirs.

    And wow! That is some greeeen armor! It will be interesting to see where you go with that.

    Zach
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    Those are from Cyril's site. Here's the link:...

    Those are from Cyril's site. Here's the link:
    http://neomodel.free.fr/index02.html

    Zach
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    You could always try to get one from one of the...

    You could always try to get one from one of the Reaper bits.
    http://www.reapermini.com/OnlineStore/trident

    Lilith Hesperax from WH40k also has a trident bit that's pretty good.

    Zach
  172. Thread: Present

    by CrookedEye
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    1. To win the lottery so I can spend all my time...

    1. To win the lottery so I can spend all my time with the kids, in the woodshop, on the golf course and of course - painting.
    2. A biscuit-joiner, planer, nicer circular saw and band saw.
    3. Some...
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    Nice base Necro, it's really nice. Looks very...

    Nice base Necro, it's really nice. Looks very natural.
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    I'm working on an Archaon conversion too- I ended...

    I'm working on an Archaon conversion too- I ended up using the same head, though I took the beard off. Great minds. :)

    Looks good, the only thing that looks strange to me is that it seems like...
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    Long Island Historical Miniatures Show

    This was 2 weeks ago, I finally have some pics up. Some from the show, some from the dealer hall. Link is last news update on the front page.

    www.crookedeye.net

    Zach
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    That dwarf chaos lord is BAD ass!!! :) Zach

    That dwarf chaos lord is BAD ass!!! :)

    Zach
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    Windsor and Newton make a good one but it's...

    Windsor and Newton make a good one but it's toxic, you may have to re-think that brushlicking icon.
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    Poll: I like the 2nd one the best, but would like it...

    I like the 2nd one the best, but would like it even better with eyes.

    Zach
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    The hobby ones are mostly crap. If you have a...

    The hobby ones are mostly crap. If you have a jewelers supply near you they have good ones for about $20, and you can get a bunch of blades too.

    Zach
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    Hi Scipunk, I do have some left, I'll hit you...

    Hi Scipunk,

    I do have some left, I'll hit you with a pm.

    Zach
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    ceramic palette and new box design

    Hi guys,

    I have a few ceramic palettes for sale, very nice with lots of wells. Ceramic is the best for easy clean-up.

    I also have another box design, not as sexy as the split box but made for...
  182. Thread: Lighting

    by CrookedEye
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    Maybe something to do with the colors you're...

    Maybe something to do with the colors you're using? I used to paint under a yellow-ish light and when I was all done and would take the mini to show someone it looked a lot different. Now I only...
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    Nice job. I don't think it's the color scheme...

    Nice job. I don't think it's the color scheme that people are commenting on specifically, but the lack of contrast. I happen to like the color scheme, but it looks a little flat, lacking depth. ...
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    Pretty, pretty, pretty neat.

    Pretty, pretty, pretty neat.
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    Welcome to the addiction. Tons of comps-...

    Welcome to the addiction.

    Tons of comps- GenCon, Origins, KublaCon, ReaperCon, I\'m sure I\'m missing a bunch. Many stores have painting comps too and if you\'re just getting started that\'s a...
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    One thing you can do to help your fatigue is to...

    One thing you can do to help your fatigue is to pin the feet and instead of using a pin vice, get a large piece of round cork from Home Despot or Lowes. The ones they carry are about 2-2.5\" across...
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    Wow, that\'s really nice. I like the colors...

    Wow, that\'s really nice. I like the colors used. Maybe use some more of that nice blue that you\'ve got in the shadows on the front in the darkest areas of the back. Super though, love it.

    Zach
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    I do like the look of the red, pretty smooth. ...

    I do like the look of the red, pretty smooth. Doesn\'t look like you\'re that out of practice. :)

    Zach
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    We ARE everywhere. Last time I was in London I...

    We ARE everywhere. Last time I was in London I ran into Margo on the subway.

    Congrats on your demon Jeff, looked like nice stuff.

    Zach
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    Very nice JoeK, I like the crescent rock the...

    Very nice JoeK, I like the crescent rock the best, especially the light blue effect where the hand meets the rock. Looks good.

    Zach
  191. Thread: nmm help

    by CrookedEye
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    When you do a new post, click on the picture of...

    When you do a new post, click on the picture of the mountain with little sun. It will ask you for the link to the pic you want to insert.

    Alternately you can click on the picture of the globe...
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    Isn\'t \"goth picnic\" a contradiction in terms? ...

    Isn\'t \"goth picnic\" a contradiction in terms? :D

    Zach
  193. Replies
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    That is some serious color! :D Is the metal...

    That is some serious color! :D

    Is the metal bit around her waist going to be the same color it is now or is that going to be the blue-green color? I\'m interested to see how this turns out-...
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    Hi Chris. With the current scheme you risk the...

    Hi Chris. With the current scheme you risk the red cloak becoming a focal point. Not sure if that\'s your intention or not, but it draws the eye down and away from the face because it\'s a bright...
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    Awesome, thanks Einion!

    Awesome, thanks Einion!
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    Are you using the metal brushes or a grinder bit?...

    Are you using the metal brushes or a grinder bit? If it\'s a grinder, which one? I haven\'t been able to find one that doesn\'t get clogged up quickly.

    Thanks!

    Zach
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    Removing lots of metal!

    Hi guys,

    Just trying to remove a lot of metal for a conversion and it\'s going sloooooooowly. lol

    What do you guys generally use to grind it out when volume is the name of the game? ???

    Zach
  198. Crooked Eye transport and display system

    Hello all,

    I have just finished the Crooked Eye transport and display system. I have always been on the lookout for a system where all the things I needed to support my mini worked together, but...
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    Thanks Ansel. He\'s frickin tiny! :bouncy: ...

    Thanks Ansel. He\'s frickin tiny! :bouncy:

    The Dark Sword stuff is all very finely detailed with thinner, more realistic proportions. Tom Meier and Jeff Grace are 2 superb sculptors. I guess...
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    Meeep! :o Please, please tell me...

    [/quote]
    Meeep! :o

    Please, please tell me how you did the face? [/quote]

    I used the Reaper Master Series Dark Elf skintones. I picked them up last year at GenCon and this mini as well so...
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