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    Thanks guys. The gold recipe is a mix of...

    Thanks guys.

    The gold recipe is a mix of Calthan Brown/Snakebite Leather, wash of Devlan Mud, followed by highlights of Snakebite Leather up to Skull White.

    I use a feathering technique for the...
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    Updated the blog with this Dread Knight, along...

    Updated the blog with this Dread Knight, along with some handy color recipes. As always, feel free to ask if you'd like to know any other color recipes.
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    Haven't thought too much about the outside of the...

    Haven't thought too much about the outside of the cloak. I'm leaning towards red but that does seem to be over-used for capes. I've gotten a little bit more work done on him since this last post. I'm...
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    Good to see you're still painting. The tank looks...

    Good to see you're still painting. The tank looks awesome.

    The local Warhammer crowd here has more or less switched over to Warmachine as well.

    -Matt
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    thanks guys :) And, here we go. Kicking off...

    thanks guys :)

    And, here we go. Kicking off the new year with a project for myself. Maybe I'll actually finish it... or maybe it will end up in the graveyard of unfinished projects (I seem to have...
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    I got 481 last year. I'd like to double it this...

    I got 481 last year. I'd like to double it this time around. ;)

    UPDATE (1-26-2012)
    20 High Elf Phoenix Guard
    1 High Elf Mage
    20 Dwarf Rangers

    UPDATE (2-6-2012)
    1 Grey Knight Dreadknight
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    Can't believe I've been in the hobby for 10 years...

    Can't believe I've been in the hobby for 10 years now... There's a big wall of text about that on my blog, along with some other end-of-the-year musings.

    I've been keeping a tally in the 2011...
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    Hi all. Updated the blog with some more dwarfs....

    Hi all. Updated the blog with some more dwarfs. Finished longbeards and a WIP slayer lord.

    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-riCAGs-8j8g/Tumh6UgWxDI/AAAAAAAAAP4/xvPQqTJLodU/s1600/IMG_4705.jpg...
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    Thanks guys. Finished a Sanguinor today. Color...

    Thanks guys. Finished a Sanguinor today. Color recipes are on my blog.

    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-jHhE46IWWMY/TuCCECU48QI/AAAAAAAAAPY/Fx1A6gPwohE/s1600/Sanguinor_1.jpg

    -Matt
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    Hi all. It's been a while, hasn't it? Got a new...

    Hi all. It's been a while, hasn't it? Got a new blog post for you.

    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-PLaDCmLc-1E/TtGTJ9Ok0aI/AAAAAAAAANw/OC7nLP51Nsg/s1600/IMG_4678.jpg...
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    Hi all, Update time! The Blood Bowl team is...

    Hi all,

    Update time!

    The Blood Bowl team is finished (Final pictures are up on the blog)

    And we also have a shiny new Titan Bronzeback for Hordes...
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    Totaled up everything so far and I got 423...

    Totaled up everything so far and I got 423 figures. Sheesh. And there's still no end in sight. I'm booked until well into next year. I think I'll tear out my eyes now.
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    Thanks guys. Updated the blog with a tutorial...

    Thanks guys.

    Updated the blog with a tutorial on making some quick cracked dirt / desert bases. Check it out! Share with your friends.
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    Another quick blog post with some Dwarf pictures....

    Another quick blog post with some Dwarf pictures. Details and some color recipes are on the blog. Check it!
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    he is currently packed away in storage and I'm...

    he is currently packed away in storage and I'm not exactly sure which box it is in(I moved houses last month). My hobby supplies are scattered, divided, and leaderless right now.

    I plan on...
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    thats one spiffy looking grey knight! ;) -Matt

    thats one spiffy looking grey knight! ;)

    -Matt
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    Been a while since I updated! Things have been...

    Been a while since I updated! Things have been quiet on the net but I have still been busy painting. Very busy.

    I could list off a ton of excuses, but to be honest life got in the way of posting....
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    Update on the blog, check it! ;) Death Company...

    Update on the blog, check it! ;)

    Death Company squad is finished.

    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/--TpzR92_vNc/Tks4p3rQKYI/AAAAAAAAAEI/3qCZFS7NdyI/s1600/BA_DeathCompany_13.jpg

    More in the blog......
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    Had to paint some Skaven this week. The cloth...

    Had to paint some Skaven this week. The cloth tutorial is coming soon!

    http://mattsterbenz.blogspot.com/2011/08/skaven.html

    -Matt
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    looking slick! Keep up the good work. No...

    looking slick! Keep up the good work.

    No retarder for me, just water. I do some of that intermediary mixing as well. Thin paints, thin layers.

    -Matt
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    @MightyChad it's pretty simple. In this case the...

    @MightyChad it's pretty simple. In this case the basecoat color was P3 Bastion Grey. With the main light source in mind (above the figure) I painted in the shadowed areas with a thin layer of P3...
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    Another bump with a figure I'm actually painting...

    Another bump with a figure I'm actually painting for myself! We'll see if I will actually finish it. Details in the blog.
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    updated the blog. check it! link in my sig. ...

    updated the blog. check it! link in my sig.

    -Matt
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    Also forgot to mention that I have created a...

    Also forgot to mention that I have created a painting blog for my commissions which you can find here: http://mattsterbenz.blogspot.com/

    I will probably still update this one, but not as often as...
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    Yeah not the biggest fan of that DK model either....

    Yeah not the biggest fan of that DK model either. Not pleasing to the eye and even less pleasing to build.

    Got a preview of the new Blood Angels stuff. The client wants the Death Company to have...
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    Yeah, some very cool stuff in this thread. I've...

    Yeah, some very cool stuff in this thread. I've been lurking this thread for a while now. Love that jester :)

    -Matt
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    Poll: Some spiffy looking metallics you have there :)...

    Some spiffy looking metallics you have there :) Keep it up!

    -Matt
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    Got the Dreadknight finished. I've also been...

    Got the Dreadknight finished. I've also been building lots and lots of dwarves... (There's 234 models in this new army. For any of you who remember the Imperial Fist and Bretonnian armies I painted a...
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    Here's a few WIP shots of the Dread Knight. The...

    Here's a few WIP shots of the Dread Knight. The top part is almost there...

    http://i1086.photobucket.com/albums/j442/matt_sterbenz/GK_Dreadknight_1.jpg...
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    Cheers guys. Nope I'm not God. No voting link on...

    Cheers guys. Nope I'm not God. No voting link on the bird either. ;)

    Now onward to some Grey Knights from a commission. The Dreadknight should be up tomorrow...
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    Finished!! ...

    Finished!!

    http://i1086.photobucket.com/albums/j442/matt_sterbenz/Lord_Of_Change_Final_1.jpg
    http://i1086.photobucket.com/albums/j442/matt_sterbenz/Lord_Of_Change_Final_2.jpg...
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    Pick a brown or other neutral color and mix it into every color you use on a figure. It will make a really cool atmosphere and keep all the colors related (this is a technique I use a lot in my oil...
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    That has happened to me before with several...

    That has happened to me before with several different brands of spray, including army painter. I have noticed it has never happened when I am just spraying one model, but when I spray 10+ at a time I...
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    One trick I like to use for blending black is to...

    One trick I like to use for blending black is to have a bunch of pre-mixed dark shades. Do layered highlights first so that you can get the general idea of the color transition first, then blend...
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    Thanks guys :) Yeah he sure is bright. That's...

    Thanks guys :) Yeah he sure is bright. That's what happens when I use white primer... lol And I'm trying to bring back the 90's in style! I've got my 90's music playlist going too, no joke.
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    Wicked!! -Matt

    Wicked!!

    -Matt
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    Thanks Morph... if you look back in the thread...

    Thanks Morph... if you look back in the thread you'll find pics of those models finished.


    Anyway, here are some near-finished photos of the Tzeentch Daemon. All that is left are some of the...
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    I love those color combinations. Scaly Green and...

    I love those color combinations. Scaly Green and Imperial Purple were two of my favorite colors... alas that they were discontinued. Purples, sea greens and blues gets my vote too :)

    Made more...
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    Thanks guys. Yep that bird is really bright....

    Thanks guys. Yep that bird is really bright. After staring at and painting the wings for a couple hours my eyes got really sore... crazy bright stuff.

    My vacation from painting has made coming...
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    Working on a Forge World greater demon. The...

    Working on a Forge World greater demon. The client wanted it to look like a phoenix.

    http://i1086.photobucket.com/albums/j442/matt_sterbenz/IMG_4162.jpg...
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    Thanks for the support guys. Things have been...

    Thanks for the support guys. Things have been going great so far. More on that later...

    Here's a couple commissions
    http://i1086.photobucket.com/albums/j442/matt_sterbenz/Librarian_Dread_1.jpg...
  42. Just a few hours left and bids are still pretty...

    Just a few hours left and bids are still pretty low. Help out a broke college grad!

    -Matt
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    Well, I've got a few new things to post. It's...

    Well, I've got a few new things to post.

    It's been a while since I've logged on. Still trying to get through all my PM's and and reply. So if you have asked a painting question and are still...
  44. Some Ebay Auctions for Tabletop Quality Painted GW figs

    Hi all. Spring cleaning has started and I've just posted a few auctions up on Ebay. In fact I'm totally new to selling on Ebay, hopefully I'm doing this right.

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    Cheers guys. Thanks for the warm re-welcome :) ...

    Cheers guys. Thanks for the warm re-welcome :)

    These blood angel figs are a commission. It took 8-10 hours for the squad. Another half hour for the assembly.

    Went to the Renaissance Festival...
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    Well this has been one busy semester. I haven't...

    Well this has been one busy semester. I haven't had the time to paint miniatures, well, much at all. Now that I'm on spring break and thanks to having absolutely no money to go anywhere... I've found...
  47. Just about all I ever use is a GW Standard Brush....

    Just about all I ever use is a GW Standard Brush. As long as the brush keeps a good point any size will do. The Necron in my avatar was done entirely with one GW Standard Brush, same thing with the...
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    You're getting pretty good!! Great armor on the...

    You're getting pretty good!! Great armor on the elf.

    -Matt
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    Got my CC marine in the mail today. Thanks...

    Got my CC marine in the mail today. Thanks Jesterz. Painting will begin promptly.

    Quick question about mine. Are there any requirements for this marine other than NMM and II markings? I assume...
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    There was a good article that someone made on...

    There was a good article that someone made on painting the drop pod in pieces, I can't think of it for the life of me though. Lots of good info and that's what I used when I built and painted mine...
  51. Some really awesome stuff in here. I can't stop...

    Some really awesome stuff in here. I can't stop looking at that dread. Nice!

    -Matt
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    Yep the first installment is up in the...

    Yep the first installment is up in the painting/conversion forum. I'm hoping to have the next installment written and posted in the next week or so. The next one focuses on where to place highlights...
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    I've got a mug filled with old coins that I get...

    I've got a mug filled with old coins that I get back as change. I'm by no means an avid collector or anything. If I spot an old coin in my change I'll just toss it in the mug. Pennies from '58 and...
  54. Thread: BPI WIP

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    You mean you're not actually going to use glitter...

    You mean you're not actually going to use glitter on the new version? :)

    Off to a nice start on that figure. I painted a version of him once, its a nice sculpt.

    -Matt
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    It says somewhere that they prefer things that...

    It says somewhere that they prefer things that fit best with the "atmosphere" of their game systems. A fantastically painted Space Marine with a Hello Kitty banner won't win anything. Its in your...
  56. Looks great. I always love painting blood bowl...

    Looks great. I always love painting blood bowl stuff too.

    -Matt
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    Nice red :) -Matt

    Nice red :)

    -Matt
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    Hey, at least you'd be in good company! ;) ...

    Hey, at least you'd be in good company! ;)

    Spot on looking termie there. Skull needs some work though methinks. Keep the photos coming!!

    -Matt
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    More procrastination. I think that one of my next...

    More procrastination. I think that one of my next projects might involve some musical 40K Orks... heh

    http://i1086.photobucket.com/albums/j442/matt_sterbenz/Guitar1.jpg

    -Matt
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    Cool color scheme. Looks like your off to a great...

    Cool color scheme. Looks like your off to a great start. Keep the posts coming!

    -Matt
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    Thanks for the input guys. Unfortunately I'm not...

    Thanks for the input guys. Unfortunately I'm not getting paid to blend on the Bloodthirster, so the skin has to stay the way it is. Maybe sometime down the line I can paint one for myself and go...
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    Got some pics of the bloodthirster so far. It...

    Got some pics of the bloodthirster so far. It seems like the bigger a model is, the harder it is to take decent pictures of it. And since I took these shots quickly to boot they are nothing too...
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    Some spiffy looking armor you've got going there....

    Some spiffy looking armor you've got going there. I love the weathering on the blocks he's holding. Though I can see a mold line in the bottom pic on the block he's holding in his right hand. (Just...
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    Ha! No I do some things other than paint, but not...

    Ha! No I do some things other than paint, but not much.



    There's not too much of a method to my madness about the white reflections. I will paint some on or near the highlighted spots where the...
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    that is quite a pot of a helmet. nice skin tones!...

    that is quite a pot of a helmet. nice skin tones!

    -Matt
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    Hi all. School started this week, so that...

    Hi all.

    School started this week, so that should slow down progress. I've only got two scheduled classes this semester but I still have two independent studies as well. Got to keep up the 4.0 so...
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    I remember seeing greens on the Reaper site that...

    I remember seeing greens on the Reaper site that had chain on them just like in Chrome's picture. They would fill in the links with green stuff to make them stable and possible to cast. Or you can...
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    Thanks for posting. I had a look at the thread...

    Thanks for posting. I had a look at the thread and there's a lot of good information in here.

    Personally I would be happy with any kind of tutorial. I think a "start-to-finish" sculpting of a...
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    You know if you want it to be authentic 1990 pre...

    You know if you want it to be authentic 1990 pre heresy the gold should be bright-ass sunburst yellow :) But I wouldn't recommend it! lol

    -Matt
  70. Thread: BPI WIP

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    That's a nice little model. Great job on the...

    That's a nice little model. Great job on the face, I love the colors.

    -Matt
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    I'm actually booked up with them! Last year when...

    I'm actually booked up with them! Last year when I was really burnt out and barely painted anything really screwed up my finances... lol

    And if one of you does become a millionaire, I do offer...
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    When I read the title I was expecting thrilling...

    When I read the title I was expecting thrilling tales of adventure, drama, and not to mention various obscenities. Looks like its just miniatures. ;)

    Love that little hamster dude. The colors for...
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    If I had the money to afford a plane ticket I...

    If I had the money to afford a plane ticket I might be able to go to Gen Con, but I don't think that will be happening :( I'm too broke!

    Tried out two new NMM recipes on the exhaust pipes.
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    Reminds me of the tree from Poltergeist. Scary...

    Reminds me of the tree from Poltergeist. Scary stuff. Well done

    -Matt
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    The finished army looks very nice. And that...

    The finished army looks very nice. And that Sicarius is great!

    -Matt
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    Some great vibrant colors you've got there. Nice...

    Some great vibrant colors you've got there. Nice bases too. You're on the right track, that's for sure. Keep it up!

    -Matt
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    Looks great Khavor. Even if it isn't purple or...

    Looks great Khavor. Even if it isn't purple or grey, or greyish purple... Or purplish grey. :)

    -Matt
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    Wow. Some fantastic sculpting here! Very...

    Wow. Some fantastic sculpting here! Very inspirational.

    -Matt
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    Thanks guys :) @Desmosn: It's easy to paint...

    Thanks guys :)

    @Desmosn: It's easy to paint like that! Practice and ask questions! I'm always happy to help out.

    Quick update on Irusk. I tried out a new Gold recipe:
    Calthan Brown, shade...
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    Guess I'll do a section in the article on red NMM...

    Guess I'll do a section in the article on red NMM :)

    Got some more of the bloodthirster. The close-up of the arm is how the metals will all look when finished. Almost done with this guy...
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    Looking spot on. For cheap pipes (more like...

    Looking spot on. For cheap pipes (more like free), different sized straws can do the trick. Drink straws, coffee stirring straws, etc. Even old ball point pen casings.

    There was one guy who had a...
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    Thanks guys. The red is: -Basecoat of Scab...

    Thanks guys.

    The red is:

    -Basecoat of Scab Red.
    -Shade with Chaos Black.
    -Highlight up to Blood Red.
    -Highlight Blazing Orange.
    -Highlight Blazing Orange up to Skull White.
    -Very thin...
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    New photos of the bloodthirster coming soon. ...

    New photos of the bloodthirster coming soon.

    Finished a Space Wolf dread to ship out tomorrow.
    http://i1086.photobucket.com/albums/j442/matt_sterbenz/Dread1.jpg...
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    Got the first shots of the Bloodthirster so far....

    Got the first shots of the Bloodthirster so far. I'm painting the wings and axe arm separately.

    http://i1086.photobucket.com/albums/j442/matt_sterbenz/Bloodthirster1.jpg...
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    looks awesome. I'll have to pick up a copy of...

    looks awesome. I'll have to pick up a copy of that White Dwarf. Cheers for posting

    -Matt
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    The only thing I could think of is maybe comments...

    The only thing I could think of is maybe comments left in the gallery now add into the post count?

    Or maybe it's a late Christmas Bonus. :)

    -Matt
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    you're right, it should be darker! thanks for...

    you're right, it should be darker! thanks for pointing that out. :)

    So the general consensus is darker, dirtier metals. Darker and dirtier it is!

    -Matt
  88. I had that for a while. It really sucked. Make...

    I had that for a while. It really sucked. Make sure to drink as much water as you can. Dehydration will only make it worse. Look on the bright side, by eating so little it's a quick way to lose a few...
  89. I had been wanting one of the 72mm storm troopers...

    I had been wanting one of the 72mm storm troopers for a while. Thanks to the positive reviews in this thread I ordered the Scout Trooper on Speeder Bike on monday and it arrived today. Really great...
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    I use the Colorplace stuff on tabletop quality...

    I use the Colorplace stuff on tabletop quality armies. It works pretty good. It could be the heat here, but I have found the black spray to get chunky/grainy on occasions. The grey primer is very...
  91. I bought a bottle of the Heavy Bluegrey. I was...

    I bought a bottle of the Heavy Bluegrey. I was pretty happy with it. Very accurate color. Haven't tried the others yet.

    -Matt
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    Yeah, I try to avoid leaving pots open like the...

    Yeah, I try to avoid leaving pots open like the plague. Grab some paint, transfer to palette, close pot. The only time I'll keep it open is if it's a GW wash and I'm dunking a bunch of figs in it.
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    GW is my choice for black. It's by far the...

    GW is my choice for black. It's by far the smoothest and most reliable black spray I've found (though technically not "primer", I haven't had any problems with it rubbing off any more than any other...
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    Started working on the back of the dwarf. Not...

    Started working on the back of the dwarf. Not sure if I'll keep the armor shiny. I'm tempted to try out some weathering on it so it goes with the skin.
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    good question! I'll try to include some sort of...

    good question! I'll try to include some sort of diagram with the next update.

    Basically, you're just trying to lay down a thin layer of color without any visible brushstrokes. By wiggling the...
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    thanks guys for the input on that left leg. I'll...

    thanks guys for the input on that left leg. I'll give the highlights some more thought. to tell the truth I paint those little white reflections to try and make it really shiny, though I haven't...
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    I think I'll actually try to keep track this...

    I think I'll actually try to keep track this year! Usually I lose count way too quickly. :)

    So far:

    6 Warmachine Cygnar Rangers (I think. I'm not too familiar with Privateer stuff, its a...
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    Matt's NMM and Blending Article

    Hi All. I'm in the process of writing an article on how I approach NMM surfaces and how I blend. I figure the best way for me to do this is in installments on the forums, providing better opportunity...
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    Nice helmet! Overall the rest is looking quite...

    Nice helmet! Overall the rest is looking quite good too. Looking forward to more...

    -Matt
  100. Thread: BPI WIP

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    Great wight. Robes are really cool and the color...

    Great wight. Robes are really cool and the color scheme works well I think. What's that flock you used for the base? Looks neat.

    -Matt
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    Great sniper! Love all the little details in that...

    Great sniper! Love all the little details in that piece.

    Nice marine too. You're going to go crazy painting an army like that :D Believe me!

    -Matt
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    Thanks guys for the kind words and the votes. ...

    Thanks guys for the kind words and the votes.

    I've got a new personal side-project. I was considering not posting it until it was finished, but I couldn't resist :)
    I just can't seem to stay...
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    that's great! i'm happy for you two. :) -Matt

    that's great! i'm happy for you two. :)

    -Matt
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    Oh I completely agree. I meant to say that while...

    Oh I completely agree. I meant to say that while I like some steampunk, I don't like the stuff that's taken way over the top, or is given no mechanical thought other than "more gears is better". I...
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    I always wondered what any soldier could possibly...

    I always wondered what any soldier could possibly fit into the dozen-odd tiny pouches strapped in every place imaginable. A space marine, for example, equipped with a couple of the pouches that come...
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    Lets see... Go back to the gym and lift...

    Lets see...

    Go back to the gym and lift weights 5 days a week. I too need to find my abs again. I just consider myself "extra insulated". I've also got the flu this week. Between the coughing and...
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    "I hate waiting. I get so nervous. This is like...

    "I hate waiting. I get so nervous. This is like that time I tried out for the junior high cheer squad. I didn't make the cut. Coach said it's because I was 22 and I needed to leave."
  108. Pretty sure I've got a couple of those old...

    Pretty sure I've got a couple of those old marines. I just need to go digging.

    Not sure if I will have the time to knock out two NMM marines. I'll do one and go from there :)

    -Matt
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    my present to myself was the new world of...

    my present to myself was the new world of warcraft expansion. i can see my life ticking away again already.

    gave away a lot of my ceramic things. family mostly gave me cash/gift cards. my mom...
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    that was both terrible and hilarious. lol -Matt

    that was both terrible and hilarious. lol

    -Matt
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    No I hadn't heard of it. That's absolutely...

    No I hadn't heard of it. That's absolutely wonderful. Thanks for sharing it :)

    -Matt
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    Merry Christmas to everyone and a very happy new...

    Merry Christmas to everyone and a very happy new year!

    Chrome that sounds like a real nightmare. What do you guys do with all the "Santa" letters? Do they just get thrown away?

    Instead of cards...
  113. love the sculpting style. i'd consider buying one...

    love the sculpting style. i'd consider buying one or two of them to paint, looks like fun :)

    -Matt
  114. can you post a pic of what the cookie cutter...

    can you post a pic of what the cookie cutter marines look like? I've got some of all varieties, not too sure on what exactly that kind is.

    I'm not too familiar with pre heresy color schemes but...
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    That's a spiffy looking rat ogre. yes, I said...

    That's a spiffy looking rat ogre. yes, I said spiffy!

    Love the colors.

    -Matt
  116. Thread: BPI WIP

    by mattsterbenz
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    Love the vibrant colors on that blue and orange...

    Love the vibrant colors on that blue and orange guy.

    And those Perry plastic figs are awesome. Can't go wrong, good quality and great price.

    -Matt
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    My solution to getting a red wine stain out of a...

    My solution to getting a red wine stain out of a dress is to take the dress off her ;)

    I stumbled across this link earlier. It's so good, it motivated me to clean my desk. Well, this thread helped...
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    "Who... does... number... two... work for???"

    "Who... does... number... two... work for???"
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    yeah, tell me about it. I hate that model simply...

    yeah, tell me about it. I hate that model simply because of the face.

    -Matt
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    I made sure to watch the original first, which I...

    I made sure to watch the original first, which I think really helped me better understand what was going on in the new one. I liked it a lot. The CGI didn't bother me too much. I thought it was...
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    A few years ago I painted up these guys. I used...

    A few years ago I painted up these guys. I used pale greys and some muted reds/browns, followed by some glazes of Snot Green + White in the crevices. Gave a sort of ghostly feel to them.
    ...
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    Maybe he's making use of the search tool and...

    Maybe he's making use of the search tool and bumping an old thread rather than make a new one. ;)

    And I was just about to reply with a recipe... but realized I already had two years ago... lol
    ...
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    Don't have any models I've repainted, but this...

    Don't have any models I've repainted, but this one pops up on here now and again. This was my first (or second, can't quite remember) miniature. Testor's enamel paints and a couple GW ones... I...
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    Good call on that Gypsy, Cassar. i lightened up...

    Good call on that Gypsy, Cassar. i lightened up the fat a little bit but still could be lighter I suppose. Just a little eager to get it finished :)

    Speaking of finished... got some final photos...
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    I expect all of you snow people to do this...

    I expect all of you snow people to do this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNRt0PehiYQ

    -Matt
  126. all of those sound so good. I think I'll pass on...

    all of those sound so good. I think I'll pass on the hooker though, and have another Guinness.

    -Matt
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    That hurt my ears too. I think it's really...

    That hurt my ears too. I think it's really unfortunate that so many people with radical and hypocritical beliefs try to impress them on other people in this way. Rather than putting that time and...
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    I've been working on some really bad creeper...

    I've been working on some really bad creeper jokes. One day I want to try doing some stand-up. It's a bucket list thing...

    "I don't know how the necrophiliacs manage it. I mean, I've tried having...
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    My best memory would have to be registering for...

    My best memory would have to be registering for this site. The community and flipping through the gallery for countless hours really helped me push my painting. I've been trying to think of how I...
  130. I think I'll make my yearly post in this thread....

    I think I'll make my yearly post in this thread. Whomever the bartender is, please beer me. The darker, the better. :D Feels good to be done with the semester. Now I can venture onto the internet...
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    Highs in the 70's, lows in the 40's. I think...

    Highs in the 70's, lows in the 40's. I think we're doing pretty good here in Phoenix! Hope all of you snow folks stay nice and warm :)

    -Matt
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    Some of my local shops have done a "paint a...

    Some of my local shops have done a "paint a battleforce/battalion in a weekend" kind of thing before, or something similar. It's usually a fun excuse for everyone to sit around together and get a...
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    your pool problem can be solved by moving to the...

    your pool problem can be solved by moving to the desert. nothing freezes here unless it's inside a refrigerator. ;)

    -Matt
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    Thanks locutus. The silver is based with adeptus...

    Thanks locutus. The silver is based with adeptus battlegrey and shaded with a 50/50 mix of black and scorched brown.

    Got a quick update on the big beast. Getting basecoats wrapped up and starting...
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    If I can scrounge up money for a plane ticket and...

    If I can scrounge up money for a plane ticket and if there's a couch for me to crash on then I'm in :D

    Got a long-overdue Razorback for the Space Wolf army. Still have a couple dreads to do for...
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    Vampire looks great! The only thing I'm not too...

    Vampire looks great! The only thing I'm not too keen on is the black flame-like pattern on the wing. Something just doesn't seem right I suppose.

    The table looks pretty good from here. Good luck...
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    I think when I have some time over the christmas...

    I think when I have some time over the christmas break I'll write up an article on how I do it.

    Basically, NMM can get as simple or as complex as you want it to. Everyone's NMM is "stylized" and...
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    Holy cow!!! Not only is the army huge but it...

    Holy cow!!! Not only is the army huge but it looks awesome too! Love it!

    -Matt
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    Mourner: All you have to to is ask! I'm always...

    Mourner: All you have to to is ask! I'm always happy to help out with any questions.

    There's now a voting link for anyone interested. I try to return the favor of comments, etc but sometimes I...
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    looking forward to the end results here. i've got...

    looking forward to the end results here. i've got the same problem most of us have, a huge mess of a workspace! :D

    -Matt
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    That's looking pretty impressive. Love those...

    That's looking pretty impressive. Love those colored diamonds. Keep it up!

    -Matt
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    thanks guys! been one hell of a painting weekend....

    thanks guys! been one hell of a painting weekend. Made some more progress on the demon, but better yet I got the necron lord finished. He only sat on my desk for like... 2 years. All I had to paint...
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    Last update for the evening. Good call on that...

    Last update for the evening. Good call on that lighter green, Alien. I think it worked out pretty good.

    He's really getting nice and disgusting now...
    ...
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    Update number 2 for today. I think my motivation...

    Update number 2 for today. I think my motivation might be coming back... :)

    http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a87/mattsterbenz/Nurgle5.jpg

    Anyone have any thoughts about the eyes? I'm leaning...
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    Great looking yellow and some super clean...

    Great looking yellow and some super clean painting you have there.

    -Matt
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    Real strong painting on that army. It looks very...

    Real strong painting on that army. It looks very cohesive. And I absolutely love those power swords!

    -Matt
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    Good start. Thats some nice nmm :) -Matt

    Good start. Thats some nice nmm :)

    -Matt
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    This is way cool! Looking forward to the end...

    This is way cool! Looking forward to the end results

    -Matt
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    Ha! I only bathe when I get dirty enough to ruin...

    Ha! I only bathe when I get dirty enough to ruin the models. I've been so burnt out lately, to be honest, and I've been doing things other than painting. Dare I say, actually venturing into sunlight....
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    http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a87/mattsterbenz/...

    http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a87/mattsterbenz/Nurgle1.jpg
    http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a87/mattsterbenz/Nurgle2.jpg
    http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a87/mattsterbenz/Nurgle3.jpg

    New...
  151. Article: True Metallics with Citadel Washes

    You can view the page at http://www.coolminiornot.com/articles/content.php?1744-true-metallics-with-citadel-washes&
  152. Article: Making a Green Stuff Press-Mold

    You can view the page at http://www.coolminiornot.com/articles/content.php?1739-making-a-green-stuff-press-mold&
  153. Article: Speed Painting Lesson 3 - Part 2

    You can view the page at http://www.coolminiornot.com/articles/content.php?1636-speed-painting-lesson-3-part-2&
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    Article: Speed Painting Lesson 3

    You can view the page at http://www.coolminiornot.com/articles/content.php?1630-speed-painting-lesson-3&
  155. Article: Speed Painting Lesson 2 - Step by Step Mini

    You can view the page at http://www.coolminiornot.com/articles/content.php?1619-speed-painting-lesson-2-step-by-step-mini&
  156. Article: Speed Painting Lesson 1 - Custom Colors

    You can view the page at http://www.coolminiornot.com/articles/content.php?1615-speed-painting-lesson-1-custom-colors&
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    Article: Creating the space rats

    You can view the page at http://www.coolminiornot.com/articles/content.php?1216-creating-the-space-rats&
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    Thanks for the support guys. Got a squad of...

    Thanks for the support guys. Got a squad of ultramarines coming up in the next day or so. Followed by a space wolf dread and a blood angels death company (forgeworld) dread. And quite possibly a...
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    cheers B. I've got one more semester left after...

    cheers B. I've got one more semester left after this one. so I'll have my bachelors degree this coming spring. glad its almost over!

    Got a load of new pics...

    First up is that Necron Lord. Got...
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    Well, to be honest I've been really burnt out...

    Well, to be honest I've been really burnt out from painting. I'm sure we all get to that point every now and again. There was a month over the summer where I didn't paint anything at all, even though...
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    Awesome! Thanks for posting that sack tutorial. ...

    Awesome! Thanks for posting that sack tutorial.

    Love the glowing torches. Can't wait to see this finished

    -Matt
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    Great job. Very clean. You've really captured the...

    Great job. Very clean. You've really captured the original.

    -Matt
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    Great armor on that swordsman. Robe is really...

    Great armor on that swordsman. Robe is really nice too. Keep it up!

    -Matt
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    That bust is really nice. Smooth blending, good...

    That bust is really nice. Smooth blending, good color choices and those eyes are just plain wicked!

    -Matt
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    This project is really inspiring. Thanks so much...

    This project is really inspiring. Thanks so much for posting. The amount of detail is amazing... and I just love the way you weathered everything (especially the wood). Top notch!

    -Matt
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    Cheers guys. Wish I could quit wow, but it's got...

    Cheers guys. Wish I could quit wow, but it's got a deadly grip on me now!

    First up we have a Vermin Lord. Way outdated sculpt but fun to paint all the same....
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    Next batch of Space Wolves: ...

    Next batch of Space Wolves:

    http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a87/mattsterbenz/SpaceWolves/Logan1.jpg
    http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a87/mattsterbenz/SpaceWolves/LongFangs1.jpg...
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    Next up is a unit of terminators for the Space...

    Next up is a unit of terminators for the Space Wolves. This army is just about done now...

    http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a87/mattsterbenz/SpaceWolves/Terminators2.jpg...
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    wow, it's been a while, hasn't it? I tend to do...

    wow, it's been a while, hasn't it? I tend to do that. Had a lot of stuff going on over the summer so I haven't had much time to post some pics, but rest assured i've taken photos of everything.
    ...
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    The reds look great! Keep pushing that...

    The reds look great! Keep pushing that contrast... darker shadows. I think the cape could be a different color red from the armor to add some variety.

    Some solid painting there Scott. Keep it up!...
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    Solid dread you have there. The weathering looks...

    Solid dread you have there. The weathering looks pretty good. I remember seeing the WIP thread for this guy. Only room for improvement I see is on the banner, the sculpting looks a little flat to me....
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    Really digging the pale color scheme for him. I...

    Really digging the pale color scheme for him. I would like to echo the call for more depth. Some near-black shadows here and there will make those pale colors pop even more.

    Great stuff.

    -Matt
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    Some very solid work there jah. The gold is very...

    Some very solid work there jah. The gold is very impressive and smooth.

    Keep it up,

    -Matt
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    Salamanders Chaplain Dread

    Been a while since I submitted something, hasn't it? With school keeping me tied I don't have much time for painting higher quality stuff these days. Some of you may remember this commissioned fellow...
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    I'd like to note that I got mine in the mail a...

    I'd like to note that I got mine in the mail a few days ago. The figure looks great and is very well cast. Very happy!

    -Matt
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    Got a load of new pictures for the Space Wolf...

    Got a load of new pictures for the Space Wolf army.

    First up is a unit of Blood Claws:

    http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a87/mattsterbenz/SpaceWolves/BloodClaws1.jpg...
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    Looks great Micha. That red is really impressive....

    Looks great Micha. That red is really impressive. Very smooth.

    The battle damage you tried out looks good. Personally I don't like to paint damage on Space Marines, I don't think it really fits...
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    Ordered mine. Can't wait to slap some paint on...

    Ordered mine. Can't wait to slap some paint on it!

    -Matt
  179. You should be able to find a trophy shop near...

    You should be able to find a trophy shop near you. They are all over the place. Most of the youth sports leagues, schools, etc get their trophies from local shops.

    I found a trophy shop just a...
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    I'm currently going to ASU and will wrap up my...

    I'm currently going to ASU and will wrap up my BFA for painting in December.

    I would recommend going to the local community college for your first couple of years and then transfer to a...
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    I've got a deviantart account too. Added you guys...

    I've got a deviantart account too. Added you guys who posted links.

    Here's mine: http://taintedbrush.deviantart.com/

    -Matt
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    Cheers guys :D I painted a Prince Rupert...

    Cheers guys :D

    I painted a Prince Rupert figure from Warlord Games. This latest issue of WI has a lot of battle reports/history about him, and this is a higher-end tabletop quality tutorial for...
  183. Got my package in the mail today from Tsinatas...

    Got my package in the mail today from Tsinatas (Occultist).

    Some really good stuff in there. Will need an ID on a couple of these:

    http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a87/mattsterbenz/ME23.jpg
    ...
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    Far too many for me to count. (All commissions...

    Far too many for me to count. (All commissions though...)

    Figures I've painted for myself, however, probably less than a dozen I'd say. Too busy :(

    -Matt
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    Published!

    For anyone who is interested, I have written another step-by-step painting article. You can find it on page 12 of this month's Wargames Illustrated (#269). :D

    Pretty stoked to have a tutorial...
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    Cheers guys Here's the NMM gold recipe: ...

    Cheers guys

    Here's the NMM gold recipe:

    Calthan Brown
    Shade with Scorched Brown
    Snakebite Leather
    Bubonic Brown
    Sulfuric Yellow (P3)
    White
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    The current "Medium Drybrush" from GW is the same...

    The current "Medium Drybrush" from GW is the same size as the old Large one. Except now it's only a portion synthetic and the rest is ox hair or something. That gives you the stiffness but less...
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    There are very few people who I strongly dislike....

    There are very few people who I strongly dislike. Someone's got to be really bad for me to feel that way. Maybe it's because I'm too nice :)


    There's an old guy in one of my figure drawing...
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    BPI - The Space Wolves are a commission. Cheers....

    BPI - The Space Wolves are a commission. Cheers. The wolf does have a squirrel tail, doesn't he? lol

    Couple quick photos of the Ironclad Dread so far. Nearly done. Arms and banner to come very...
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    I guess I'll chime in here, couldn't resist an...

    I guess I'll chime in here, couldn't resist an art thread :)

    I love modern art. I love abstract art.

    However, I think people are confused with the difference between Abstract and...
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    They look great. I've never liked working with...

    They look great. I've never liked working with FIMO, but you seem to be very skilled with it. Keep them coming. Can't wait to buy them!

    -Matt
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    Hey everyone. Got a few of the Space Wolves to...

    Hey everyone. Got a few of the Space Wolves to post today. Really having a blast painting these guys.

    First up are some scouts. Converted a guy to hold a meltagun. There's some chipping/weathering...
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    Just watched it. I thought it was great....

    Just watched it. I thought it was great. Especially good considering the entire movie's budget was 25,000 pounds. The troll could have been done better, but it's tough to get good CG on a low budget....
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    I can't watch movies while I paint, got to keep...

    I can't watch movies while I paint, got to keep my eyes focused on the miniatures.

    But I am painting a bunch of Space Wolves right now and have Pandora Radio going. At the moment it's on my hair...
  195. MattSterbenz - USA - Anywhere

    MattSterbenz - USA - Anywhere
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    Cheers folks, I did end up winning that comp....

    Cheers folks,

    I did end up winning that comp. Got some store credit that I promptly spent!



    A little bit, but mostly feathering.


    Got some final photos of the dread. All those copper...
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    Yeah go with the ringwraith. :) That would be...

    Yeah go with the ringwraith. :)

    That would be cool to paint him in the lighter colors (sort of like when Frodo puts on the ring at Weathertop and the wraiths are in shades of white. Lots of...
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    That fur is looking very impressive. -Matt

    That fur is looking very impressive.

    -Matt
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    Very good start so far. The skintone is great! ...

    Very good start so far. The skintone is great!

    I'd like to second Generulpoleaxe's call on Desert Yellow. Great color for doing blonde hair. I like to highlight it by adding in white, and shade...
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    Excellent painting! Your husband better love his...

    Excellent painting! Your husband better love his gift. It looks great! Looking forward to seeing more...

    -Matt
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