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    Most interesting releases of May?

    May brought us so many interesting new releases in the miniature painting hobby, that Hellspawn and Sea.man needed a whole month to get through them and choose their favorites.

    Check their list...
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    actually it was the same example that I used in...

    actually it was the same example that I used in my article (even added HR Giger's work as an example).
    was he any worse kind of artist only because he used the airbrush?
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    Digital sculpting vs. traditional sculpting

    Digital sculpting is becoming more and more popular in the world of miniature painting hobby. But as many new things it is still a controversial thing to many of us. How does it compare to...
  4. Article: Hussar 2011 winner will fly to Crystal Brush - painting contest report

    You can view the page at http://www.coolminiornot.com/articles/content.php?6679-hussar-2011-winner-will-fly-to-crystal-brush-report
  5. Now you can check the Hussar 2011 report...

    Now you can check the Hussar 2011 report...Enjoy :)
  6. Thanks, guys :) Glad you like it.And I know what...

    Thanks, guys :) Glad you like it.And I know what you mean, thetang22 ^^
  7. Article: How to paint with dry pigments - tutorial

    You can view the page at http://www.coolminiornot.com/articles/content.php?6612-how-to-paint-with-dry-pigments-tutorial
  8. [SALE] Selling minis from Copplestone, Hasslefree, Black Scorpion, Wyrd, Infinity

    As I have to move from 30mm to 15mm scale because my hobby space was drastically reduced, I decided to sell most of my 28-30mm collection.

    All miniatures are in mint condition, unpainted and...
  9. Article: Instant Mold reviewed + step-by-step tutorial

    You can view the page at http://www.coolminiornot.com/articles/content.php?6515-instant-mold-reviewed-step-by-step-tutorial
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    Article: Two lava tutorials

    You can view the page at http://www.coolminiornot.com/articles/content.php?6506-two-lava-tutorials
  11. Instant Mold - review and a step-by-step tutorial

    Hellspawn reviewed Instant Mold and posted a step-by-step tutorial how to use it (plus some additional tips and suggestions):
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    Two lava tutorials

    There are two more lava tutorials:

    How To Paint Lava tutorial:

    http://chestofcolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/lava-tutorial-taxxis.jpg

    Lava for Vulkan tutorial.
    ...
  13. Article: Hussar 2011 miniature painting competition

    You can view the page at http://www.coolminiornot.com/articles/content.php?6457-hussar-2011-miniature-painting-competition
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    Article: Grey Seer 2011 report

    You can view the page at http://www.coolminiornot.com/articles/content.php?6352-grey-seer-2011-report
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    I didn't vote because I felt that the pictures...

    I didn't vote because I felt that the pictures were absolutely inaccurate representations of their subjects. So my voting could have been totally wrong, which would make it a waste of my time.

    One...
  16. Article: Painting Inquisitor Karamazov on Throne of Judgement

    You can view the page at http://www.coolminiornot.com/articles/content.php?1347-painting-inquisitor-karamazov-on-throne-of-judgement&
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    Article: Interview with Razza!

    You can view the page at http://www.coolminiornot.com/articles/content.php?3441-interview-with-razza!&
  18. Article: 4 new tutorials - each in 2 versions - at Chest Of Colors

    You can view the page at http://www.coolminiornot.com/articles/content.php?2650-4-new-tutorials-each-in-2-versions-at-chest-of-colors
  19. Article: The Anniversary Project already running!

    You can view the page at http://www.coolminiornot.com/articles/content.php?2472-the-anniversary-project-already-running!
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    Article: Lots of tutorials for free!

    You can view the page at http://www.coolminiornot.com/articles/content.php?3788-lots-of-tutorials-for-free!
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    Article: GD Poland 2008 photos

    You can view the page at http://www.coolminiornot.com/articles/content.php?3593-gd-poland-2008-photos
  22. Article: GD Poland photos at www.ChestOfColors.com

    You can view the page at http://www.coolminiornot.com/articles/content.php?2871-gd-poland-photos-at-www.chestofcolors.com
  23. Article: Bazyliszek 2006 - photoreport from Poland

    You can view the page at http://www.coolminiornot.com/articles/content.php?2580-bazyliszek-2006-photoreport-from-poland
  24. Article: Tale of Gamers continues at Chest of Colors

    You can view the page at http://www.coolminiornot.com/articles/content.php?4784-tale-of-gamers-continues-at-chest-of-colors
  25. Article: Party before GOLDEN DEMON Poland 2008

    You can view the page at http://www.coolminiornot.com/articles/content.php?3477-party-before-golden-demon-poland-2008
  26. Article: Smurf contest by Headblasty Designz

    You can view the page at http://www.coolminiornot.com/articles/content.php?2308-smurf-contest-by-headblasty-designz
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    Article: Golden Demon France - report

    You can view the page at http://www.coolminiornot.com/articles/content.php?3209-golden-demon-france-report
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    sounds great. what warband is this going to be?

    sounds great. what warband is this going to be?
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    so why don't you join the fun? it doesn't cost a...

    so why don't you join the fun? it doesn't cost a thing...
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    Now that\'s what we call fair and well done! ...

    Now that\'s what we call fair and well done!

    Thanks for clearing the situation. Hopefully it won\'t leave a bad taste after it\'s over...

    Thanks!
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    UPDATE: I contacted Games Workshop, and the...

    UPDATE:

    I contacted Games Workshop, and the collector did the same. So they are aware of the situation and his motivations.

    He apologized for the inconvenience caused, and told he meant nothing...
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    I don\'t know how often it happens to other...

    I don\'t know how often it happens to other painters, but it happened to Ana for the second time now.

    At least this guy had the guts to enter them in her name.... And the judges missed the fact...
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    Thanks for your care, guys! It means a lot for...

    Thanks for your care, guys! It means a lot for us, indeed!

    Although I am not Ana herself, I am writing on her behalf now.

    It\'s not the first time that something like this happened to us (well,...
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    Lots of tutorials for free!

    As some of you may already know I found a rich collection of unpublished articles and tutorials on my hard disk. Some of them were pretty old, but I thought it would be a shame to let them fall into...
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    Official coverage of Golden Demon Poland 2008...

    Official coverage of Golden Demon Poland 2008 is online.
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    GD Poland 2008 photos

    On Saturday, November 22, there was Golden Demon Poland 2008 in Poznan. We were there and we're back with a photo-report!

    You can see photos of the <a target=_blank...
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    I added photos from the afterparty...

    I added photos from the afterparty and from the painting demos and little competitions

    Photos of non-winning entries will follow...
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    always the same after GDs... many visitors,...

    always the same after GDs...
    many visitors, heavy load for the server :(
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    yes, it\'s Ben you can see the photos with...

    yes, it\'s Ben

    you can see the photos with authors listed (where ever we knew them) here:

    GALLERY
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    GD Poland 2008 photos

    I posted the first batch of photos from Golden Demon Poland 2008 to Chest of Colors.

    Enjoy browsing :)

    And thanks to everybody who came and entered or participated in the event! You were great...
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    Party before GOLDEN DEMON Poland 2008

    As some of you may already know, <b>GOLDEN DEMON Poland 2008</b> will take place in Poznan on November 23.</br></br>To continue the tradition of meeting at a party before the contest, we'd like to...
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    Interview with Razza!

    Szary interviewed Darren Latham, a.k.a. Razza, who is a well known member of the 'Eavy Metal team, whose works are very popular. I must say I was impressed with this exhaustive and interesting text....
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    Golden Demon France - report

    We've got a report from our visit to Golden Demon France 2008 at our website: <a target=_blank href="http://www.ChestOfColors.com">Chest of Colors</a>.<br><br>So if you want to read about the Golden...
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    I uploaded pictures of some non-winning entries,...

    I uploaded pictures of some non-winning entries, and some other pictures to the gallery.

    Here are some examples:

    http://www.chestofcolors.com/cofc-postnuke/albums/GDpoland07/goldendemon001.jpg...
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    this time the photographers were also members of...

    this time the photographers were also members of the jury, so the time for taking photos was pretty short.

    now we understand why sometimes pics from GDs are not satisfactory....

    but I think...
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    GD Poland photos at www.ChestOfColors.com

    Ok, everybody, we're back from the first Polish Golden Demon! We had a really great time therem and even if our stay in Warsaw was pretty exhausting, we really enjoyed the stay.</br></br>And we're...
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    Photos of winning entries from GD Poland 2007

    Ok, everybody, we\'re back from the first Polish Golden Demon! We had a really great time therem and even if our stay in Warsaw was pretty exhausting, we really enjoyed the stay.

    And we\'re not...
  48. 4 new tutorials - each in 2 versions - at Chest Of Colors

    We haven't added any interesting tutorials so we want to make up for it to you. We collected a few tutorials we wanted to share with you, so we uploaded then for your reading pleasure....
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    Bazyliszek 2006 - photoreport from Poland

    If you are interested if there are any painting related events in Poland, you may care to check our report on Bazyliszek 2006, which took place in Warsaw. It was a very nice miniatures-related...
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    Mick has just contacted me, so maybe you just...

    Mick has just contacted me, so maybe you just have to wait patiently?
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    you ain\'t the only ones to whom Mick owes...

    you ain\'t the only ones to whom Mick owes money...

    he still hasn\'t paid for the miniatures I painted for him even though I still have his email in which he promises to make the payment soon.......
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    The Anniversary Project already running!

    <img src="http://www.chestofcolors.com/cofc-postnuke/albums/news/anniversary.jpg">

    So we're oficially running the project! The "Chest of Colors First Anniversary" army will be created! Want to...
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    The Anniversary Project already running!

    So we\'re oficially running the project! The \"Chest of Colors First Anniversary\" army will be created! Want to join us?

    If you want to join the fun, contribute something to the project, and...
  54. Report from the First Chest of Colors Meeting

    On 25th March some of the visitors of our website and forum met at the First Chest of Colors meeting. Many photos were taken, many hours were spent on discussions about miniatures, many minis were...
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    :o :bouncy: It was not intentional, but now we...

    :o :bouncy:
    It was not intentional, but now we see how ironic life gets :P




    Excellent. Now I am impressed! ;)
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    Shaggoth was really painted by Kuba Dunikowski...

    Shaggoth was really painted by Kuba Dunikowski a.k.a. Demon Color
    The SW vs Ork duel was painted by Ireneusz Siek a.k.a. Irkuck

    the minis were sold by them and purchased on eBay by somebody...
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    Chest of Colors updated :)

    Time for some Chest of Colors news ;)

    You thought Demon Color threw his brushes away and sold his paints? you were wrong! He was busy studying, but still he managed to paint another cool mini.
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  58. Pretty Mary and Captain Stern - Painted and for sale ;)

    Our long-time guest and friend - Illusionrip - joined our Chest of Colors team. If you want to see some of his works - just check his gallery.
    Enjoy you membership, Stefan! :)
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    I wish mine looked like that ;) lol

    I wish mine looked like that ;)
    lol
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    Many new paintjobs at Chest of Colors

    Some of the Chest of Colors painters were pretty quiet and ... unexpectedly to many of us, they posted so many new photos that I had plenty of work uploading them to their galleries.

    First of all...
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    Another grymn for my Imperial Guard army

    http://chestofcolors.dmkproject.net/cofc-postnuke/albums/hasslefree/craggs.thumb.jpg
    (click on the pic)

    Well, another painted grymn for my army. And another fine Hasslefree mini :) I painted...
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    On-miniature source lighting tips

    Eliash wrote a short article about painting the on-miniature-source-lighting effect. It\'s not a complete step-by-step guide, but rather a collection of ideas and tips.
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    Crimson Fists Venerable Dreadnought

    http://www.coolminiornot.com/95196

    what do you think? for me it means: back to painting :)
  64. Thread: Saint Celestine

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    I\'ve always considered it a good sculpt but most...

    I\'ve always considered it a good sculpt but most of the times I\'ve seen made me think something is wrong with her face.

    Now I can see that it wasn\'t the sculpt but the paintjobs, yours really...
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    That\'s good news. Thanks a lot. It seems...

    That\'s good news. Thanks a lot.



    It seems headblast is no more. Or rather became Tim\'s miniatures shop. Anyway - the painting team seems to be no more...



    yep, I kinda haven\'t seen you...
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    Mick, Any update about the payment for my...

    Mick,

    Any update about the payment for my paintjobs? And for Inge\'s?

    cheers
    mahon
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    Alien skin tutorial by Navarro

    Navarro shared his secret knowledge with us and showed how he creates the alien skin we can see on some of his minis.
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    Rocky seashore bases - tutorial

    If you want to know how Demon_Color created the rocky seashore base for his High Elf hero - you can read the tutorial which was translated... at last.

    cheers!
  69. Yeah, it looks like an angelic warrior to me... ...

    Yeah, it looks like an angelic warrior to me...

    As the mini was my entry into a painting contest (unfortunately: unfinished entry) I didn\'t have time to paint the person on th banner.

    Later...
  70. Ancient Galatan - Ultramamrines standard bearer

    http://chestofcolors.dmkproject.net/cofc-postnuke/albums/40k/galatan_v2.thumb.jpg

    Ancient Galatan - photos...

    It was supposed to be entered at a local painting contest but unfortunately I...
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    Tutorial - Painting Captain Lysander

    I should have posted it a long time ago... I promised and now I am doing it. I had it all prepared but I needed to add the photos to illustrate the tutorial.

    Fortunately it is here! My tutorial...
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    Same here - my account (even with the spam filter...

    Same here - my account (even with the spam filter off) doesn\'t get *any* emails from CMON
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    oh, such words encourage to writing something...

    oh, such words encourage to writing something again! :)
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    Throne of Judgement - tutorial

    If anybody is interested in a step by step tutorial about painting the Throne of Judgement and Inquisitor Karamazov -

    it is available at my website http://www.chestofcolors.com
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    Thanks for all the kind comments :) As for the...

    Thanks for all the kind comments :)

    As for the yellow, I used a 1:1 mix of Yellow Ochre and Sunblast Yellow (vallejo) as the base color.
    The closest equivalent in the citadel range would be...
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    Captain Lysander of Imperial Fists

    Here goes my version of Captain Lysander...

    http://www.coolminiornot.com/pics/pics7/img42623ffdd34b2.jpg

    And for the voters:
    http://www.coolminiornot.com/86953

    And several words about it: ...
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    Metallic painting (tutorial)

    you can see it here if you only want - my attempt at helping people :)
  78. Yeah, it happens only to the black paint but...

    Yeah, it happens only to the black paint but several times so far.... That\'s why there\'s so little black paint left in the bottle now... (and why I currently use other colors for shading ;)
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    Woah, man, what a point of view.... :wow: But...

    Woah, man, what a point of view.... :wow:

    But I must agree - some people have the talent of painting faces which really express something. The technical aspect is another issue, but some people...
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    contest by Headblast Designz

    hello,

    Headblast Designz is proud to announce their first contest has begun!

    If you feel you\'re creatve, imaginative, and have sense of humour, check it!
    ...
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    ok, you can count me in, too! :cool:

    ok, you can count me in, too! :cool:
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    which backgroud do you like better?

    I\'ve seen different types of backgrounds on photos here.

    Many people use a clean and plain studio-type backgroud, while some people use scenery.

    What type of background is better for...
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    Canon EOS 650 with tripod and macro lens...

    Canon EOS 650 with tripod and macro lens...
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    On Jen Haley - I really admire her job. She\'s...

    On Jen Haley - I really admire her job. She\'s one of my favourite paiters, and I think one of the best. It\'s nothing personal - just love her style. (When I showed photos of her minis to my...
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    of course \"price\" not \"prive\" - my mistake

    of course \"price\" not \"prive\" - my mistake
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    I agree - reputation matters. Sometimes a...

    I agree - reputation matters. Sometimes a renowned painter spoils a mini and even then it can reach a high prive for it was painted by XXX.
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    in reply to number9\'s post: you\'re right:...

    in reply to number9\'s post:

    you\'re right: \"low score snipers\" (or \"mowers\" - I\'m not sure if they\'re as selective as snipers) don\'t have much influence in longtime terms. But when you...
  88. I like the idea of including the breakdown in...

    I like the idea of including the breakdown in \"My Account\" section. Anyway voting should be kept anonymous - the only way to keep it honest.

    And I like to post and receive comments:

    When I...
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    it seems that the people discussing this topic...

    it seems that the people discussing this topic have similiar scales (check also the \"methods of voting\" topic) - but why don\'t those \"low score snipers\" tell about about their methods? ??? lol
    ...
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    good post, Nadin! I mostly agree with your...

    good post, Nadin!

    I mostly agree with your scale. As I wrote somewhere else for me it\'s:

    1 - crap, a crime committed to minis...
    2-3 - poor, still need to learn
    4 - poor or simple tabletop,...
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    Nadin, your pictures are much better after...

    Nadin, your pictures are much better after adjusting the levels! :)
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    as for unshaven I can say that I use a bit of...

    as for unshaven I can say that I use a bit of black or dark brown and mix it with the skin tone. Then I have a brush with *very* short hair that\'s been rather worn out. I use it to apply the paint -...
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    hey, Nadin - yor new pics are much clearer and...

    hey, Nadin - yor new pics are much clearer and brighter. And you see - their rating is better. And was it achieved just by adjusting levels? Simple basic task...
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    yeah, I alwaysuse a tripod as my exposure times...

    yeah, I alwaysuse a tripod as my exposure times sometimes reach 8-10 seconds...

    and doing picture from such a short distance with even 1/60 sec. exposure time causes the risk of picture being...
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    As I said somewhere - I use an old but fully...

    As I said somewhere - I use an old but fully functional Canon EOS 650 with additional macro lens.
    Most of the time I use the +5 combination which allows me to shoot even from 11-15 cm, sometimes...
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    then I\'m quite surprised with the result. Try...

    then I\'m quite surprised with the result.
    Try max resolution and then shrinking the pics. Or maybe you\'re gtting too close for the macro mode? Maybe that\'s why the pics aren\'t sharp enough? What...
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    I must say that I agree with you in many a...

    I must say that I agree with you in many a matter, Nadin.

    First - I also noticed that some models shouldn\'t be compared - on the photo a bust or a 120mm mini and a 25 mm mini might look the same...
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    I know I\'m not any kind of an expert in this...

    I know I\'m not any kind of an expert in this matter, as I\'m still experimenting with my camera and especially with light.

    I\'m using and old Canon EOS camera with macro lens (+5 usually) and I...
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    probably me too

    I like the idea!

    If the mini is affordable, and I could get it in time letting me to take my time painting, I would like to participate!

    ah, if there won\'t be too much problem with obtaining...
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    probably me too

    I like the idea!

    If the mini is affordable, and I could get it in time letting me to take my time painting, I would like to participate!

    ah, if there won\'t be too much problem with obtaining...
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    I wholeheartedly agree!:D This would make...

    I wholeheartedly agree!:D

    This would make rating easier, but still while rating on the main page you would get a mix of all the minis (and \"maxis\"
    ;) )
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    I have the same impression - the bigger the mini...

    I have the same impression - the bigger the mini the better score it gets. There are some exceptions to this rule, but generally the best scores go to: =][= minis, busts, large scale minis, and often...
  103. Article: Photographing minis with just one lamp

    You can view the page at http://www.coolminiornot.com/articles/content.php?1060-photographing-minis-with-just-one-lamp&amp;
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