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    Hey thank you all!! Really appreciate it! @Gorb...

    Hey thank you all!! Really appreciate it!
    @Gorb - Ha, yeah he is a little lopsided with his man-pecs, lol. Not sure what happened with that sculpt ;P
    @KruleBear - Hey thanks man! I definitely need...
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    Hey all! Hope everyone is doing well and painting...

    Hey all! Hope everyone is doing well and painting like crazy! I've been absent a while, starting my Bachelor's program in January so don't get much free time these days. I did finish up this guy. My...
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    Hey all, thanks!! I took a little inspiration...

    Hey all, thanks!!

    I took a little inspiration from the "mirror monster" in Conan the Destroyer; if anybody remembers that one, lol. My first monster and I was a little unsure how to go about it....
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    Hello all! Hope everyone had a merry holiday and...

    Hello all! Hope everyone had a merry holiday and a great new year, and got plenty of hobby supplies to keep them busy!

    I haven't made much progress on Cap, but I did finish up this guy. The...
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    You have more patience than I do! Looking good, Eki! I love the little smiley face on the yellow leg, :).
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    Wow! Thank you all for the kind words! I...

    Wow! Thank you all for the kind words! I appreciate you taking the time to check out my thread and respond :).

    For those asking what colors I used for the blue, here they are:
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    Holy moly that is gorgeous! Amazing job!:worship:

    Holy moly that is gorgeous! Amazing job!:worship:
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    I just discovered Gareth as well; bought all his...

    I just discovered Gareth as well; bought all his tutorials on Etsy, lol. I am anxious to try out his "area blending" technique. In theory sounds easy, ha. Good work on your figures, btw! Your NMM-fu...
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    Foxy, that looks fantastic! I wish I could do...

    Foxy, that looks fantastic! I wish I could do half as good! Now you can put this one behind you and move on. Some nice work!
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    He's looking pretty fabulous to me, Foxy! I like...

    He's looking pretty fabulous to me, Foxy! I like the red(?) glazing on the face and the scratches on the inside of the cloak/wrap/poncho thingie. I'm sorry you're having a rough go of it. I'm sure...
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    That marine is looking great! Love the color...

    That marine is looking great! Love the color choices and the skintone. Along the lines of what Eki was saying, this marine could use some good weathering (I'm sure BAM would agree ;)). I think it...
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    @eki - Oh yeah, okay I see. Looks kinda cool....

    @eki - Oh yeah, okay I see. Looks kinda cool. Thanks for taking the time to share that!

    @Hairster - That's another idea, too. Thanks for the input. I have so many options to think about now! And...
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    Eki - I was kind of thinking about the metal...

    Eki - I was kind of thinking about the metal medium as well. I will check out the link and do a little more research and weigh my options. Thanks for the suggestion! And thanks for the positive...
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    Kuribo, my friend, you've have improved by leaps...

    Kuribo, my friend, you've have improved by leaps and bounds! You're cranking out some great stuff. You mentioned being unsure on how to do leather with the troll; Vincent Venturella has a video or...
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    @CyAniDe - Oh wow!! Thank you so much for...

    @CyAniDe - Oh wow!! Thank you so much for checking out my thread and for the advice. That was exactly what I was looking for. And thank you so much for putting the time and effort with Gimp to give...
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    Thanks BAM!! Yeah I'm excited to make some more...

    Thanks BAM!! Yeah I'm excited to make some more progress on that one.

    @Monkey, oh cool, thanks for the suggestion! Do you happen to have any recommendations for anodized paints?
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    Hello all!! I've absent from the forums for a...

    Hello all!! I've absent from the forums for a while, but I haven't been totally absent from painting. I haven't painted as much as I have wanted but still getting some things done. This is a...
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    Noice, Sicks! Tester would make most wargamers...

    Noice, Sicks! Tester would make most wargamers envious and I think the loin cloth looks pretty damn good! Keep it up!
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    That looks awesome, Sicks! Looks like you're...

    That looks awesome, Sicks! Looks like you're definitely getting the hang of it. I'm still trying to wrap my head around the concept and am scared to try, lol. So I commend you for taking the plunge...
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    The skin tone and the boils on the priest are...

    The skin tone and the boils on the priest are very well done; looks disgustingly putrid :D. And like Chaotic said, the book looks great!
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    Thank you so much, Bailey, for showing us how you...

    Thank you so much, Bailey, for showing us how you accomplish your amazing look. I've been dying for you to post videos of how you paint. I hope you keep it up and produce more!
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    Hey Sicks! The Warrior of the Sun is coming...

    Hey Sicks! The Warrior of the Sun is coming together, slowly but surely, haha. The bust looks fantastic! Like others have said, nice work on the tattoos.
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    Thank you MAXXxxx for the reply! I have had my...

    Thank you MAXXxxx for the reply! I have had my eye on some of the Scale75 and Andrea figures. I'll have to check their US based sites and compare prices. Thank you!

    Fluisterwood: Sorry you had...
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    Shopping for Large Scale Figures

    Hello all! I'm thinking of getting into painting more larger scale figures that the 28mm I've been working on lately. I'm curious of where do you normally go for such things? I'm mostly into the...
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    Truer words have never been said, BAMmy-BAM!!...

    Truer words have never been said, BAMmy-BAM!! These forums really do help to inspire and encourage and have definitely helped me to improve, as well as many others from what I've seen. I'm extremely...
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    Thank you Guawol! I appreciate you taking the...

    Thank you Guawol! I appreciate you taking the time to comment!
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    Hey Kuribo, thanks so much! Yeah this was...

    Hey Kuribo, thanks so much! Yeah this was something really out of the ordinary for me, too. I was not sure at all how it would turn out. Since I've received some positive responses, I'm looking at...
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    Awww, thanks, Foxy!! Means a lot!

    Awww, thanks, Foxy!! Means a lot!
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    BAM, Coyote, and Chaotic - Thanks guys!...

    BAM, Coyote, and Chaotic - Thanks guys! Appreciate it!

    Krule - Yeah the OSL didn't quite work out the way I had intended and you're totally right about making the lasso brighter. I thought about...
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    Hey all! Been away for a bit, but I hope everyone...

    Hey all! Been away for a bit, but I hope everyone is doing well. So, this may seem kinda weird, but I found this cheapo soft plastic Wonder Woman figure at the Dollar Tree and decided to repaint it...
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    Dang, Kuribo, if I haven't said so before, the...

    Dang, Kuribo, if I haven't said so before, the overall improvement of your painting is inspiring! You have come a long way in a short time and it's awesome!
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    Very nicely done Kuribo! That's going to make an...

    Very nicely done Kuribo! That's going to make an awesome gift! You've come a long way since you started and should be proud.
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    Started work on the boots. I'm using Bailey's...

    Started work on the boots. I'm using Bailey's tutorial from Figure Mentors. Here's the link in case you don't have it bookmarked it on your browser, haha :glasses-nerdy::snicker:...
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    Congrats Mally! That's awesome!

    Congrats Mally! That's awesome!
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    That looks so life-like, it's crazy! Love the...

    That looks so life-like, it's crazy! Love the eyes! Nice work, BAM, as always!
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    Thanks, Foxy! I was hoping it looked decent to...

    Thanks, Foxy! I was hoping it looked decent to others and not just me, haha. Thanks again for stopping by!
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    Since you started painting/posting on the forums....

    Since you started painting/posting on the forums. Major improvements!
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    Oh dude, that retinue sounds badass! Prime...

    Oh dude, that retinue sounds badass! Prime material for some awesome stories of the dark future! Hurry up and get to it already! Haha
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    Hey Cap, thank you sir!

    Hey Cap, thank you sir!
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    Nice work on the tartan! And all the leather...

    Nice work on the tartan! And all the leather parts are looking legit! Keep it up, Cap!
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    Pretty cool, Dig! I'd say keep the head that size...

    Pretty cool, Dig! I'd say keep the head that size but perhaps widen/fill out the torso a bit to compensate. I really have no idea what I'm saying but it sounds good :silly!:
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    Looking pretty damn cool! You've made some leaps...

    Looking pretty damn cool! You've made some leaps and bounds since you first started. Keep it up!
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    Oh, thanks BAM! I am kind of proud of the pants....

    Oh, thanks BAM! I am kind of proud of the pants. The best part on this guy so far, I think.
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    Right on, dude! Keep plugging away to get back in...

    Right on, dude! Keep plugging away to get back in the groove of things. The first orc looks great! Nice work on the freehand. You're looking like your old self again!
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    I think I finished up the chaps and bracers....

    I think I finished up the chaps and bracers. Don't look too shabby . . . or do look shabby as the case may be, haha. I repainted the nose from the previous droppage and attempted to fix up the eyes....
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    Hey BAM thanks! I'm trying! Haha

    Hey BAM thanks! I'm trying! Haha
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    Nice work on the thralls Kuribo. Got some nice...

    Nice work on the thralls Kuribo. Got some nice variations in the shadows to give them some interest. The ringwraith looks pretty good too. Idk if I'd abandon the Sigmar guy all together. There's...
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    Thanks KB! An "s" shape, you say? Interesting....

    Thanks KB! An "s" shape, you say? Interesting. Never would have thought of that. Like you say, not sure it's possible on the smaller scale like this guy, but I will definitely keep that little tip in...
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    Dang, Ten, that looks amazing. How do you achieve...

    Dang, Ten, that looks amazing. How do you achieve those smooth as butter blends?
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    Thanks 10! And thanks Sicks, I still appreciate...

    Thanks 10! And thanks Sicks, I still appreciate the view and the response!
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    Thanks, Coyote! I attempted a little bit of that....

    Thanks, Coyote! I attempted a little bit of that. Not real sure if it turned out exactly how I want but it is getting there. Might work a bit more on it to see where I can take it. Here's my progress...
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    Sicks!! Welcome back man! I can't wait to see...

    Sicks!! Welcome back man! I can't wait to see that bust get painted up. I am also anxious to see you get back to the dragon huntress model, just sayin :waiting:
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    Hey all! So I’m working on the bracers and boot...

    Hey all! So I’m working on the bracers and boot chaps(?) and I am in need of a tip or two. I am trying to go for a worn and distressed leather look and feel. I have mainly just focused on the boot on...
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    Awww thanks Kuribo! Hey, I'm lovin what you've...

    Awww thanks Kuribo! Hey, I'm lovin what you've been doing on your thread, by the way!
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    Nice work! The face has a lot of personality and...

    Nice work! The face has a lot of personality and the freehand is fantastic! And I love the base idea; very cool!
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    Hey BAM! Thanks! It's good to be back!

    Hey BAM! Thanks! It's good to be back!
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    Hey all! Long time, no time! Hope y'all are doing...

    Hey all! Long time, no time! Hope y'all are doing well. I've been away from painting for a couple months but am getting back to it. I've worked some more on Juinan. I'm digging the pants but not sure...
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    That red looks amazing! When or if you get a...

    That red looks amazing! When or if you get a chance, can you run us through your paint recipes and process for painting red?
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    Hey Cap! Ok, that sounds like a good idea, thanks...

    Hey Cap! Ok, that sounds like a good idea, thanks for the input!! Much appreciated!
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    Hey Coyote, thanks! It's my first time attempting...

    Hey Coyote, thanks! It's my first time attempting camo so wasn't sure if I applied it correctly or not, haha.
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    Hey all! Long time, no post. I am working on...

    Hey all! Long time, no post. I am working on these Trandoshan hunters for Imperial Assault and attempting some camouflage with one of them. I am wondering if I should lay down some kind of dark wash...
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    Ah man sorry to hear it Fox. But good for you...

    Ah man sorry to hear it Fox. But good for you keeping your head up. You got this!
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    You're right, BAM, my bad, I forgot to mention...

    You're right, BAM, my bad, I forgot to mention the need for multiple applications of glazes to build up the layer. And the back and forth of reclaiming shadows or basecoats if you have overdone it....
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    I would say dilute your glazing layers a lot...

    I would say dilute your glazing layers a lot more. Glazes are very very thin layers of paint. So if you think your paint is thin enough, thin it some more, haha. Glazes can be used for a few...
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    Muttonchops, yes!! Totally forgot about those...

    Muttonchops, yes!! Totally forgot about those haha.
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    Shrinekeeper, can you give us a rundown on how...

    Shrinekeeper, can you give us a rundown on how you are making and applying your glazes? This may help us with giving out some advice.
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    Thanks Hairster! LOL! I was thinking of doing...

    Thanks Hairster! LOL! I was thinking of doing just that, actually! However, not too familiar with working with green stuff; I was just going to paint on some facial hair, even knowing that won't be...
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    @Fox - Foxy, my man! Lol even if the troopers are...

    @Fox - Foxy, my man! Lol even if the troopers are aiming at the same target they wouldn't hit it, haha! Okay, yeah good call. I added another layer of highlights and also tried to reinforced the...
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    Dude, looking awesome! I really need to get me an...

    Dude, looking awesome! I really need to get me an airbrush. Can't wait to see it all come together!
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    Thanks BAM! Got sidetracked from the Reaper...

    Thanks BAM!

    Got sidetracked from the Reaper figure I started by adventures in a galaxy far far away . . . :laugh:

    FYI: Stormtroopers are pain in the rear! Still working on touching things up. ...
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    Congrats Toad! That's awesome! The face and...

    Congrats Toad! That's awesome! The face and skintone on the marine is fantastic!
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    Indeed! :D

    Indeed! :D
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    Pizza. Fairies like pizza. :silly!: Looking...

    Pizza. Fairies like pizza. :silly!:

    Looking fantastic as always!
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    The new snow is much better, I agree. And those...

    The new snow is much better, I agree. And those terminators still look pretty damn awesome, even though it's not at your higher standard. The client will definitely be pleased and get more than...
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    Thank you, Cap!! That means so much!

    Thank you, Cap!! That means so much!
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    For the OSL, maybe take a look at, if you haven't...

    For the OSL, maybe take a look at, if you haven't already, Sorastro's video of painting the Rune Golem from Runewars. He does some OSL for the runes and such that might prove helpful to you.
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    Right?! That's a sick sculpt! So dynamic.

    Right?! That's a sick sculpt! So dynamic.
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    WOW! Some really imaginative stuff. I'm partial...

    WOW! Some really imaginative stuff. I'm partial to the Psylocke bust myself :smile:. Hope your castings go well and don't hesitate to share more stuff!
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    Rocky is looking great so far, Guawol! You could...

    Rocky is looking great so far, Guawol! You could really go nuts with some tonal variations and contrast with the craggy surfaces so don't hold back.

    Let's see that dragon already!! Lol
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    So. Freakin. Amazing. Killing it 10b!

    So. Freakin. Amazing. Killing it 10b!
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    @Maenas - Thanks! Yeah, his right side is all...

    @Maenas - Thanks! Yeah, his right side is all like "Grrr" but his left side is all like "Gaahh!" haha. I should try and fix that eyeball a little bit.

    @Hairster - Thank you sir! It is much more...
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    Thanks KB! I tell you what, it took me four or...

    Thanks KB! I tell you what, it took me four or five tries to get where they are now and they still could use some work, haha.

    No prob! Hope it works out for you. Be sure to share the result with...
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    Yeah what Zab said. He's shaping up and it seems...

    Yeah what Zab said. He's shaping up and it seems to me you're almost to that point where it will all gel together. You just gotta get over that hump. Keep at it; you can do it!!
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    Pardon my French, but that skiitari is badass!!...

    Pardon my French, but that skiitari is badass!! Very nice work for a quick job.
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    @Kuribo - No worries, good sir :smile:. Just glad...

    @Kuribo - No worries, good sir :smile:. Just glad you take the time to check my thread. I'm anxious to see what you're doing with your zombies. Are they part of the Mansion of Madness game?

    @BAM...
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    Maenas, Leo is looking so, so, soooo good! Level...

    Maenas, Leo is looking so, so, soooo good! Level up for you my friend! All the tonal variations in the face are amazing and the red cloak looks, at the same time, very vibrant and worn. Can't wait to...
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    Hello and welcome! This thread is for WIPs in...

    Hello and welcome!
    This thread is for WIPs in general. No matter if you're sculpting or painting. There are a few standout sculptors that post here, so go for it!
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    KB I used Army Painter Necrotic Flesh and Strong...

    KB I used Army Painter Necrotic Flesh and Strong Tone Quickshade. The necrotic flesh is like a pale green but the quickshade dirties it up pretty good and tones the green down a bit. For the toxics,...
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    Those are awesome! Super fun bonding time!

    Those are awesome! Super fun bonding time!
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    Look fantastic Toad! So good! The texture on the...

    Look fantastic Toad! So good! The texture on the yellow fabric is looking really good, along with the backpack, and the face is perfection. That whole band of yours is mighty fine.
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    Thanks Toad!! I appreciate it! Black Plague...

    Thanks Toad!! I appreciate it!

    Black Plague looks cool! I'm slowly working on getting my friends into that one. They usually prefer the modern day stuff, with guns haha. But I think they'll come...
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    Thanks Kuribo! Since their are so many zombies...

    Thanks Kuribo!

    Since their are so many zombies that come with Zombicide, I painted them up the quickest way I found that still ended up with a good look without a huge amount of effort. I followed...
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    Thanks for the kind words KB! Really appreciate...

    Thanks for the kind words KB! Really appreciate it! Yeah, eyes are still a struggle for me.

    Zombicide is a pretty fun game. My friends and I have been playing for about 8 months are still loving...
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    Hey all! It's been a decent stretch since I...

    Hey all! It's been a decent stretch since I posted something. Hope everyone is doing well and being epicly creative! I'm still plugging away at the Zombicide survivors. I feel the more I learn and...
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    Dang, Fox, you crazy! Lol. I couldn't imagine...

    Dang, Fox, you crazy! Lol. I couldn't imagine prepping and painting all that. You're going to come out the other side of this a changed person, haha.
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    That is a really awesome paint job Heldiar! Love...

    That is a really awesome paint job Heldiar! Love the metals and the skin and the loin cloth/tabard thing stands out to me for some reason. Love it!
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    Team is looking fantastic BAM! As disparate as...

    Team is looking fantastic BAM! As disparate as they are, you made them cohesive with the color scheme.
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    Thanks Bailey! I had a feeling there was some...

    Thanks Bailey! I had a feeling there was some Dark Elf Skintones and Vampiric Skintones in there, but wasn't totally sure. Thanks for the reply and keep up the amazing work!
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    That's a really nice effect on the torso; it...

    That's a really nice effect on the torso; it really does read as white-in-shadow. Would you mind sharing your color recipe?
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    Sorry to hear about your boy. Been there and feel...

    Sorry to hear about your boy. Been there and feel your pain, haha. Hope he gets well soon!
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    Lovin the color choice for the troll! Very...

    Lovin the color choice for the troll! Very striking!

    Will you be returning to the dragon slayer soon? Or is she on the back burner for a bit?
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    You could keep it black and perhaps add some...

    You could keep it black and perhaps add some striping or something to give it some other color or interest.
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    That bust turned out amazing!! Well done! He...

    That bust turned out amazing!! Well done! He certainly does look aged and battle-weary.
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    Here's one of the handful I'm currently working...

    Here's one of the handful I'm currently working on. I'm not sure how to make plain brown monk robes look more visually interesting. If anyone has any thoughts . . . ?

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    Loving the freckles on the dragon slayer! Nice...

    Loving the freckles on the dragon slayer! Nice touch and well done!
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    Fox, that looks great! Toned down the shininess...

    Fox, that looks great! Toned down the shininess from previously but still left in a little bit of glint. I like, I like a lot!
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    That's a good point BAM, like all your points...

    That's a good point BAM, like all your points haha. And it rings true I'm sure. We all paint in our own unique way and no matter what, something is bound to turn out differently.
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    Looking great, dude! That's a lot of scales to...

    Looking great, dude! That's a lot of scales to work on but it's coming together nicely!
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    Basically what Guawol said. Glazes can be used in...

    Basically what Guawol said. Glazes can be used in a couple different ways. One way, like SaintToad suggested, is to use it as a 'filter.' By which I mean tint or change the color of a certain area of...
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    @Fox - I've done it once before, but I used a...

    @Fox - I've done it once before, but I used a different varnish that time and it seemed to work out okay. This time around, however, I used the Army Painter Anti-Shine stuff. I wouldn't be surprised...
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    I just remembered something. I was part way...

    I just remembered something. I was part way through painting some figs when game day came around. I varnished the models so we could play with them. I varnished at night, it was cool out but not...
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    @BAM - okay, gotcha, thanks BAM! Now I'm...

    @BAM - okay, gotcha, thanks BAM! Now I'm apprehensive to use rattle cans now, haha. I always forget to turn it upside down and spray out the excess at the end of a priming sesh.

    So what I'm...
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    Thanks Guawol for the input. There could be some...

    Thanks Guawol for the input. There could be some truth to that. I try to extend the use of my sheets by cleaning one and using it for a second round. Maybe that could be another factor.

    @Maenas -...
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    I like the shiny armor idea and you've painted it...

    I like the shiny armor idea and you've painted it great so far!
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    Okay, cool. I'll give that a shot, along with...

    Okay, cool. I'll give that a shot, along with improving my patience, haha. Thanks, Sicks, for taking the time! Loving your WIP right now, btw!
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    @Foxtail - You know, that could be a factor. I...

    @Foxtail - You know, that could be a factor. I may get impatient sometimes, although it seems dry I should probably wait a little bit longer before doing another coat. Why, thanks Fox! It's still in...
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    Yeah, sure! Hope these are a decent enough...

    Yeah, sure! Hope these are a decent enough representation. It's not too crazy bad but it bugs me enough to ask, ya know. It could simply be my painting skills are just lacking, haha.
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    Question: My paint seems to have a grainy...

    Question: My paint seems to have a grainy look/texture to it once it's on the model. The water in my area is pretty mineral-heavy (I do use the filtered stuff from the fridge, though). I'm wondering...
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    Looking quite awesome! If you have the time,...

    Looking quite awesome! If you have the time, would you mind explaining your process for this?
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    Cool model. Going to be an interesting project....

    Cool model. Going to be an interesting project. Wish you the best of luck and hope you have fun with it!
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    I'm going to be attempting this skirt soon. It's...

    I'm going to be attempting this skirt soon. It's somewhat different that a normal tartan pattern. If anybody has any suggestions on how to tackle this, I would be greatly appreciative. Thanks!!
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    Lol I know right. She's a odd bird, my daughter,...

    Lol I know right. She's a odd bird, my daughter, haha. Thanks, KB, for the suggestions.



    Ha, now there's an idea, thanks Guawol!
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    Thanks BAM! Always love hearing from you!

    Thanks BAM! Always love hearing from you!
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    This might be one of the more weirder questions...

    This might be one of the more weirder questions found on here. My daughter wants some simulated horse manure to go along with her toys, lol. I thought that it would be possible using some of the...
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    Mighty fine work Sicks! That quiver is shaping up...

    Mighty fine work Sicks! That quiver is shaping up nicely and that buckle looks perfect.
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    Sorastro just release a video on YouTube for...

    Sorastro just release a video on YouTube for painting a Rune Golem with glowing runes and he covers doing OSL effects.
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    Looking good, Guawol! Getting some good depth and...

    Looking good, Guawol! Getting some good depth and contrast. Layering and blending by glazing is a painstaking process that requires more than a little patience. You're off to a great start. Just a...
  128. Those eyes look pretty damn good for your first...

    Those eyes look pretty damn good for your first time! A helluva lot better than my first twenty attempts, haha. Everything else is coming along nicely. A definitely improvement from your first, and...
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    Hey Fox, thank you good sir! Ha, ain't that the...

    Hey Fox, thank you good sir!
    Ha, ain't that the truth! Practice, practice, practice. And it's all good fun!
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    Thanks Guawol! Yeah, I have to keep telling...

    Thanks Guawol! Yeah, I have to keep telling myself to not get frustrated if something doesn't turn out the way I want and that I'm still learning and I'm not going to magically get exponentially...
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    Congrats BAM!! That's so awesome!

    Congrats BAM!! That's so awesome!
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    Thanks Hairster! These pics show a mostly...

    Thanks Hairster!

    These pics show a mostly done Red Cap. I finished up some of the other details last night but didn't get any pics. I don't know how I feel about the pants. I did some...
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    Yeah I didn't think you'd go for it, but I...

    Yeah I didn't think you'd go for it, but I thought I'd put it out there, lol.
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    Yeah, I like the second attempt a little better...

    Yeah, I like the second attempt a little better as well. Especially if you're going to add some extra detail to it. Can't wait to see that! Very cool stuff, Sicks!

    What if she was a javelin...
  135. I used to majorly suck at eyes. Now I'm okay and...

    I used to majorly suck at eyes. Now I'm okay and getting better. I got myself some cheap reading glasses at the local pharmacy, a brush with a good tip (Windsor & Newton size 0), and thinned the...
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    Oh yeah man, nice! The glazes add just that...

    Oh yeah man, nice! The glazes add just that little bit of character to the face that makes all the difference in the world. Just like how you helped me a week or two ago with the face I was painting....
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    Very nicely presented, Toad! And topical :cool:

    Very nicely presented, Toad! And topical :cool:
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    I like the color scheme for the Dragon blade. You...

    I like the color scheme for the Dragon blade. You could try going up a couple more highlight stages. Thin your paints down way more and work in the highlights in a few thin coats. The thin paints...
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    If you have an Android, there's an app called...

    If you have an Android, there's an app called Paint Rack that has complete ranges in their database and has a color tool that matches colors from different ranges as well as helps give you ideas for...
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    Dang BAM, just tearing through some minis! Love...

    Dang BAM, just tearing through some minis! Love it, doing some fine work. I'd expect no less lol.
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    BOO-YAH! I got the BAM stamp of approval and...

    BOO-YAH! I got the BAM stamp of approval and that's more than good enough for me! Thanks BAM! And thank you to Fox, Guawol, Sick, KB, and Maenas for responding and giving me some food for thought....
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    Nice work dude! They look great and cohesive...

    Nice work dude! They look great and cohesive together.
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    Ha well I think that's a good example. Thanks...

    Ha well I think that's a good example. Thanks Guawol!
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    Well crap haha. At least I know whenever I get...

    Well crap haha. At least I know whenever I get around to painting some armor and weapons I can achieve some decent scratches haha

    So should I do the lighter color or the darker color?
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    Yeah you might be right. Either just the light or...

    Yeah you might be right. Either just the light or the dark.
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    That templar is simply amazing!

    That templar is simply amazing!
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    Okay so I tried some weathering on the jacket...

    Okay so I tried some weathering on the jacket with some tears/scratches. I know it's usually done on metal surfaces but I've also seen some painters do it for cloth. So I thought I would give it a...
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    Oooo yeah good call KB! I'll give that a shot...

    Oooo yeah good call KB! I'll give that a shot today when I get back to him. Thanks!
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    The raiders are still salvageable. You can do...

    The raiders are still salvageable. You can do just as you said: re-establish the base coat, leaving the the nuln oil shading in the recesses and then continue to highlight up from there. I think when...
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    Started work on the jacket. I mixed in some...

    Started work on the jacket. I mixed in some purple for the shadows. Still some work to do. I'm more or less pleased with the contrast and shadows on the back. The highlights got a little chalky, but...
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    Dang you did all these at work today? Holy mole!!...

    Dang you did all these at work today? Holy mole!! Lol. Nice work; they're all looking real nice. I think you could benefit from taking the shadows darker and the highlights higher. Doing so will...
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    Hey Creme, thank you!!

    Hey Creme, thank you!!
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    Thanks Fox!! Really appreciate it :smile-big:

    Thanks Fox!! Really appreciate it :smile-big:
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    Going for a Chris Costa look with the beard haha:...

    Going for a Chris Costa look with the beard haha:

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    Not sure how else to shade/highlight the beard and beanie.
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    Congrats Hairster!! That's awesome!

    Congrats Hairster!! That's awesome!
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    Awesome work Maenas! I love all your variations...

    Awesome work Maenas! I love all your variations and ideas. The eyepatch is that little touch to set that one apart that makes a world of difference. Have you thought about molding little studs/rivets...
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    I think you're right Fox. Now I know what to look...

    I think you're right Fox. Now I know what to look for it's like BLAM! In your face haha.
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    Lol looks fine to me Fox!

    Lol looks fine to me Fox!
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    Thanks KB!

    Thanks KB!
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    Right on! I wish I had a job where I could paint...

    Right on! I wish I had a job where I could paint during downtime haha.
    The OSL is pretty good. However, I think you would want to go brighter at the source of the light. Like drop some white in his...
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    Lol not at all. You've come a long way in a short...

    Lol not at all. You've come a long way in a short time and you should be proud of that. This hobby has a very steep learning curve and even experienced painters keep learning and trying new things....
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    Lol yeah I can relate with that. When playing...

    Lol yeah I can relate with that. When playing Zombicide there are times I wish Rollergirl could just skate through a zone, drop a molotov, move to the next zone to chop up some zombies with her...
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    Ocarina of Time!! One of the greats! My friend...

    Ocarina of Time!! One of the greats! My friend has the Nintendo Switch and is playing the new Zelda game. He says it's pretty frickin cool. Almost makes me want to pick up that new system.

    So...
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    So I assume a tutorial on the bricks will be...

    So I assume a tutorial on the bricks will be coming shortly, right? Right?!?! Lol :silly!:
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    Awesome Alex! The purple one looks so much...

    Awesome Alex! The purple one looks so much smoother now, very impressive for just a short time frame.

    If you're still into Star Wars figures you could check out the Imperial Assault game from...
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    @Hairster - Yeah, I need to invest in some actual...

    @Hairster - Yeah, I need to invest in some actual inks, washes, and glazes. I make my own from normal paint and I swore it was thinned enough. I guess I need to follow my own advice of if you think...
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    Okay so tried some of the glazing. I think the...

    Okay so tried some of the glazing. I think the yellow might have been a little much haha. In the harsh light of the daylight LED it looks like poop lol, but in a normal yellowish overhead light it...
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    Dang that's shaping up nicely! Like the others...

    Dang that's shaping up nicely! Like the others have said I really dig the color scheme you chose. It's nice to see something different from the usual box art colors.
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    Yeah Fox, I agree it's kinda intimidating. But I...

    Yeah Fox, I agree it's kinda intimidating. But I think I'm going to try it out. What's the worst that could happen? Ruin the whole thing and have to start all over? Hahahahaha . . . Oh boy lol.
    ...
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    Dang that's some meticulous work haha. Looks...

    Dang that's some meticulous work haha. Looks awesome though!
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    Awesome work! The skin on the face done by...

    Awesome work! The skin on the face done by stippling? Are you bashing away with an old brush or carefully placing each dot?
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    Oh BAM you're a godsend! Thanks a gazillion!!...

    Oh BAM you're a godsend! Thanks a gazillion!! This will definitely help and I am definitely going to experiment. Thanks again!!
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    How is that Conan game?

    How is that Conan game?
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    That's funny you mention the tri-sected face...

    That's funny you mention the tri-sected face picture; I was just watching a Painting Buddha video this morning that showed the same thing!

    Thanks Maenas! Yeah that bottom lip is bugging me too,...
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    Here's some closer up shots (as much as it pains...

    Here's some closer up shots (as much as it pains me haha). The question from above still applies. Critiques and criticisms welcome! Thanks all!

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    Looking good dude! Nice blending on the sword, a...

    Looking good dude! Nice blending on the sword, a little rough but you've got the idea. Better than I could do I'm sure.
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    Any time K. I'm happy to impart what little...

    Any time K. I'm happy to impart what little knowledge I have of this hobby ;)
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    @Guawol - Thank you sir! Ha yeah faces can be...

    @Guawol - Thank you sir! Ha yeah faces can be intimidating but they aren't that much different than other skin areas or cloth areas. Once you get a better handle of things you'll be able to take that...
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    So I'm working on this guy's face, trying to push...

    So I'm working on this guy's face, trying to push myself a little bit more and try some new things. I tried glazing in some red in some areas and blue on the cheeks to vary things up a bit. I don't...
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    Lol that's an awesome idea for Candyland! Make it...

    Lol that's an awesome idea for Candyland! Make it way more interesting haha.
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    In that case, I hope you took copious notes...

    In that case, I hope you took copious notes :fingers-crossed:;)
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    That skin looks real nice. I'm the same in that I...

    That skin looks real nice. I'm the same in that I don't glazes as filters when I paint as much as I should/want to. Would you mind sharing your recipes/process?
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    LOL oh Digganob, you silly SOB haha

    LOL oh Digganob, you silly SOB haha
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    Ha doesn't he just? If things aren't turning out...

    Ha doesn't he just? If things aren't turning out well you can always strip the paint from the figures and start again. There's a bunch of video tutorials and articles out there. I use Dettol myself...
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    Right on! I found it in the gallery and voted!

    Right on! I found it in the gallery and voted!
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    Wow, much better! That's some good improvement....

    Wow, much better! That's some good improvement. It may take longer, but looks way much more gooder than drybrushing. Keep plugging away at it and you'll get better. I think my stuff is still pretty...
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    Photos look great! I need to figure out the...

    Photos look great! I need to figure out the ancient secrets of miniature photography lol.

    And voted!
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    Hmmm . . . I kinda like the top one with the...

    Hmmm . . . I kinda like the top one with the engraved dragons. To me that would be like the engraving is coming to life from the gong.
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    Okay, I give up :embarrassed:. Who do you think...

    Okay, I give up :embarrassed:. Who do you think it is?
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    Looking stellar Heldiar! I dig it :brushwave:

    Looking stellar Heldiar! I dig it :brushwave:
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    That's what we love about you BAM; always willing...

    That's what we love about you BAM; always willing to nurture the aspiring painter. :highfive:
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    That sounds pretty frickin awesome Gandalf! I...

    That sounds pretty frickin awesome Gandalf! I would be so down for a class like that.
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    Lol, yeah these Zombicide guys are nice figs to...

    Lol, yeah these Zombicide guys are nice figs to practice on. They are decent enough sculpts for a board game without getting bogged down in a bunch of tiny details. There are plenty of different...
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    Nice work, I'm diggin it! Should look nice and...

    Nice work, I'm diggin it! Should look nice and putrid once painted up.
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    A wet palette is a good investment, whether you...

    A wet palette is a good investment, whether you purchase one or make one yourself. It is a good start to thinning your paints, and you can always drop a bit more of water or medium on your paint to...
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    Well what good are you, Maenas?! Lol, just...

    Well what good are you, Maenas?! Lol, just kidding. Thanks for the response though. I think you're right, I'll have to check some images and see what I can do. I do like Webmonkey's idea, however,...
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    Happy birthday!! That looks like a cool lamp. Let...

    Happy birthday!! That looks like a cool lamp. Let us know how it works for you. I'm in the market to get myself a good lamp for painting and possibly for photos as well. Where did you pick up that...
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    Welcome to the forums! It seems like you have an...

    Welcome to the forums!
    It seems like you have an idea of what needs to be done; it's just getting to that point is the struggle. Believe me, I've been there, and am still there tbh haha. First off,...
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    Awesome Bailey! Thank you so much! You're aces!

    Awesome Bailey! Thank you so much! You're aces!
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    Ha, well you got me there lol. I will consider...

    Ha, well you got me there lol. I will consider it, but I don't think I have the skill to pull that off in a timely manner haha.
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