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    Looks great to me. Can't give any advice really...

    Looks great to me. Can't give any advice really because it's way better than I can achieve!
  2. Thread: Brian's WIP

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    Really great minis. I'm jealous of the cloak on...

    Really great minis. I'm jealous of the cloak on Morvhana - purple/pink/magenta is a colour range I just simply can't seem to get right at the moment.
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    Nice stuff. I found it difficult to put enough...

    Nice stuff. I found it difficult to put enough time into both painting mini's AND work on the bases- they can both take a long time and I was not making too much progress on either. I'm concentrating...
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    I was wondering where the helmet was going......

    I was wondering where the helmet was going... turned out great. I'm also pretty drawn to the blue strap on the mace handle. I think it adds interest without standing out too much- I'd probably have...
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    OK so I accidentally came to the same conclusion...

    OK so I accidentally came to the same conclusion as Krule. Accidentally because I just worked on it some more and it looked better. Couldn't figure out what was wrong and why it was now better......
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    It depends on what is at your local store in terms of paints, but I would go for "proper" miniature paints.You can make your own wet palette (search youtube for ideas) which saves a ton of paint...
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    The NMM looks awesome and you've really captured...

    The NMM looks awesome and you've really captured a dark brooding tone.
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    Well for a newbie your first post promises good...

    Well for a newbie your first post promises good things to come! I've commented directly on the gallery link for the Orc. Great model and so far you've done a solid job on it.
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    CB- on the fire? As far as I can tell with fire...

    CB- on the fire? As far as I can tell with fire it goes the opposite way - e.g. hottest/lightest in the recesses, and then increasingly darker yellow>orang->red at the raised edges (or even to...
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    Hmm, I've done the fire but made a bit of a pig's...

    Hmm, I've done the fire but made a bit of a pig's ear of it. I'm sure it's rescuable, but not sure how at the moment. The texture of the fire is super fine, which isn't helping as I'm not yet that...
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    Looking much better already! It's really scary...

    Looking much better already!

    It's really scary pushing highlights up, as you think you might ruin your hard work. I constantly have to force myself to do it and I still don't take it far enough.
  12. I absolutely don't get the reference! I...

    I absolutely don't get the reference!

    I wouldn't worry too much and just get painting. There's probably hundreds of thousands of painters out there but the spotlight only falls on a hundred. I...
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    Congratulations, the duel is awesome :)

    Congratulations, the duel is awesome :)
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    OK, long time no post. I've only had 30 minutes...

    OK, long time no post. I've only had 30 minutes here and there to paint, so taking photos has been low priority! So here is the lady so far. I'd actually started the shading/highlighting before...
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    Incredible work!

    Incredible work!
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    Yeah they're only available on t'internet here...

    Yeah they're only available on t'internet here too but I guess the postage costs are less steep here. The "bones" one are cheap but awful. This was a Pathfinder one and all the sculpts look good in...
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    New mini in the works, she's by Reaper and is...

    New mini in the works, she's by Reaper and is really finely cast. She's my first metal Reaper mini and I must say I'm impressed by the quality.

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    The armour on those Orcs looks really...

    The armour on those Orcs looks really interesting. Love it.
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    You're the first person on my Instagram to ever...

    You're the first person on my Instagram to ever post a dinosaur's butt hole. Just sayin!

    Grats on the GD, shame I couldn't see it in person. Next year I plan to go :)
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    Just had a read back through the thread.. you've...

    Just had a read back through the thread.. you've been working on this guy for ages! But it's certainly paid off! The attention to detail on is amazing.

    One of the biggest changes was the skin -...
  21. Thread: slm's WIP.

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    For the zombie skin you could try just a normal...

    For the zombie skin you could try just a normal skin colour, then use a green glaze to give it a sickly colour. Then perhaps a red/purple glaze in the shades if you want to push it further.
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    Thanks. I totally agree with you. It's a mini I...

    Thanks. I totally agree with you. It's a mini I might revisit.

    My plan was to have a stark contrast by highlighting the magenta with yellow, but I guess I chickened out! Likewise with the skin. I...
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    So I started something.. then didn't update...

    So I started something.. then didn't update before I finished. But I started a new job so getting anything non-work related has been tricky. Next time I will probably have more progress posts!
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  25. Thread: First post!

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    Welcome :)

    Welcome :)
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    I really love the textures you add to your minis....

    I really love the textures you add to your minis. Inspirational :)
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    And finally... With my recent minis all lined up...

    And finally... With my recent minis all lined up in a row something occurred to me. In terms of colours I massively bias brown and green. And grey. In other words fairly drab colours. I also tend to...
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    I also got a little bored and decided to knock...

    I also got a little bored and decided to knock out a Scibor miniatures Skaven. It was quite fun to do, and relatively quick. It won't win any awards, but I'm enjoying diversifying. Funnily enough...
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    So my imperial noble had a few issues. One was...

    So my imperial noble had a few issues. One was that somehow paint got chipped off him :(
    I've ordered some varnish (gloss & dullcote) so hopefully that will help, ideally he'd be used on the table...
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    Congrats CC, you nailed it!

    Congrats CC, you nailed it!
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    Yeah that OSL... is just right. Sometimes it's...

    Yeah that OSL... is just right. Sometimes it's overdone but that's totally balanced. Great work :)
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    You're progressing super fast! it's taken me a...

    You're progressing super fast! it's taken me a year to get about as far, so well done! :)
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    Well done! The paint scheme matches it's sinister...

    Well done! The paint scheme matches it's sinister nature.
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    Thanks CB. Just read your reply on your WIP...

    Thanks CB. Just read your reply on your WIP thread. It looks like we take a similar approach then :)

    I've two brush blended the shadows, but my results are very variable; sometimes there are hard...
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    Thanks for the words of encouragement CC :) So...

    Thanks for the words of encouragement CC :)

    So we've had a little heat wave here in the UK (it does happen, contrary to popular belief), however, I've managed to make a start on a new model. I got...
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    Wow. From one extreme to another lol. It really...

    Wow. From one extreme to another lol. It really shows my mistakes!
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    So, he's "finished". I'd really like some...

    So, he's "finished". I'd really like some criticism, as I'd really like to improve. I'm really trying to move forward with blending etc and I know I'm not there yet.

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    CB I've noticed you say you've sketched in...

    CB I've noticed you say you've sketched in shadows - what's your approach? Do you put the shadows in and then use glazes etc to smooth the transitions? Or is it something you simply plan to...
  39. Thread: Papa Jambo

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    I'm new to the forum, but I love the colours in...

    I'm new to the forum, but I love the colours in this. Really vivid and vibrant.
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    More progress. The skin, quiver and the light...

    More progress. The skin, quiver and the light brown straps are "done". The beard needs a bit more ginger I think. The cloak needs another "notch" of highlight, as does the chainmail.

    The yellow...
  41. Thread: The Bunker

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    I'm loving where that orc's skin is going. Great...

    I'm loving where that orc's skin is going. Great texture.
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    Looking great so far! I believe the word...

    Looking great so far!

    I believe the word you're looking for is "sheath" - but you'd use that for a knife only, for a sword it would be "scabbard".
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    Cool miniature for charity

    A friend sent me this. It's a pretty cool mini, and it's raising money for a good cause (an Alzheimers charity). I'm not affiliated with that company at all, but thought it's worth a share.

    From...
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    One dilemma I have is what type of base he should...

    One dilemma I have is what type of base he should be on. One constraint that he is used on the table, so basically needs to be on a 25mm base. But other than that it's whatever suits.

    Should I go...
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    Ordan, Half Orc Ranger

    So my friend asked me to paint the mini he uses for the Dungeons and Dragons game I run. His name is Ordan, and he is a level 9 half-orc ranger. He has adamantine plate in places (which is...
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    I like how you've used the red tones in the...

    I like how you've used the red tones in the shading to make the skin look ever so slightly warmer and more "alive". I'll commit that to memory should I need to use it someday ;)
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    Cheers Max, that's kinda what I thought. I can't...

    Cheers Max, that's kinda what I thought. I can't think I've ever seen chain NMM, or perhaps haven't thought to look at it when I've seen it. Perhaps it's a "next time" thing. Perhaps start with a...
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    Mixing NMM with MM on the same model?

    Hi all,

    So a friend has asked me to paint a mini for him. The armour is a mix of chainmail with plate mail at the elbows, knees etc. He's wearing a hooded cloak with a cloth shirt. I'd link the...
  49. Thread: Scoots WIP

    by ricardo523
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    I love your style, so very clean and smooth....

    I love your style, so very clean and smooth. Great work.
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    D&D groups might be into it, but it's really...

    D&D groups might be into it, but it's really dependent on the mini's you paint. Sci fi mini's are useless for that, for example. It's how I started though, theoretically to use in D&D games (in...
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    Glad you're back into it! The extreme close ups...

    Glad you're back into it! The extreme close ups can be disheartening- but remember that a lot of mistakes you see that close are probably invisible to the human eye. It took me ages to get over that,...
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    Welcome :)

    Welcome :)
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    The finished piccy now on my gallery :)...

    The finished piccy now on my gallery :) http://www.coolminiornot.com/425122

    I have two new projects, one is a mini of my friend's Dungeons and Dragons character, so that should be fun :)
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    Glad I'm not the only one with this issue! I'd...

    Glad I'm not the only one with this issue! I'd quite happily have my mini's out in cabinets. My wife... less so!

    It feels kinda sad that mine live in carry cases/boxes all the time once they're...
  55. Loving Borka. Looks like you've used stippling...

    Loving Borka. Looks like you've used stippling for the highlights? I quite like that, it gives the skin a textured feel.
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    So I worked on him some more. I keep on...

    So I worked on him some more.

    I keep on mixing too much milliput/greenstuff so when I do I make little mushrooms, and I thought they'd be thematic for the base.

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    The base is made from...
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    I'm loving your style. Smooth blends, and...

    I'm loving your style. Smooth blends, and believable weathering. I'm quite jealous!
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    Really well executed, and I think you've done a...

    Really well executed, and I think you've done a superb job of pulling off doing a "white" creature keeping it looking very natural.
  59. Thread: Zero's WIP

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    That dark green cloak is brilliant, well done :)

    That dark green cloak is brilliant, well done :)
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    This session I added some white highlights to...

    This session I added some white highlights to bring them out a bit more, as well as some glazes on the wrists, ankles etc to make them a bit more red. I added darker shadows to the staff too.

    I'm...
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    Thanks all for the messages. I can't take any...

    Thanks all for the messages. I can't take any credit for the texture of the skin- it's sculpted. The mini has lots of really good detail. In fact, it has caused a lot of issues for me, because I...
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    Ricardo523's WIP thread

    I've been painting for a year now (although I painted some mini's 25+ years ago when I was barely in my teens), and have plucked up enough courage to share my WIP's in order to get some feedback and...
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