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    I was a bit down about the hobby for a stretch....

    I was a bit down about the hobby for a stretch. Just seemed like I was in a cycle of get excited, start, make progress, mess up, try to fix it, fail, and end up frustrated. Just kinda felt like I...
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    Hey thanks Gorb! Yeah the puddle is vallejo water...

    Hey thanks Gorb! Yeah the puddle is vallejo water texture with streaks of GW's nurgle's rot (which i think is just some yellow paint in gloss varnish), but i suspect any paint would do the trick. I...
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    Thanks Coyote! I probably should've started with...

    Thanks Coyote! I probably should've started with something a bit less ambitious - haven't touched a brush in a bit.

    Did a bit of basing tonight for the spider. Might add some red to the cracked...
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    Those uppy closey shots look a bit rough....

    Those uppy closey shots look a bit rough. Probably take another look at the left side of his head

    Got the face mostly done. I'll have to touch up the tubing once i get to the innards.

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    Settled on a flesh tone for the piping, kinda...

    Settled on a flesh tone for the piping, kinda like the red on blue.

    Gave the red armor a shot too - going to get some of the gold piping in and maybe revisit it.

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    Been a hot minute and I've been away from the...

    Been a hot minute and I've been away from the hobby. Had to move and give up most of my hobby space. Got the itch again though and trying to make due with what I've got. Figure it's a good chance to...
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    Aw snap, happy birthday Blood. Looking...

    Aw snap, happy birthday Blood.

    Looking forward to seeing some crusty marines.
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    Really enjoy the mint green on the underside of...

    Really enjoy the mint green on the underside of the cloth compared to the beige/off white you usually see. Makes a super nice contrast toward the bottom with the mint green -> blue -> dark green...
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    Thanks guys! My man wanted to play dress up -...

    Thanks guys!

    My man wanted to play dress up - did a dry fit with the AB'd armor:

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    Getting the gold in on the piping will really help bring the colors together. Also going to dirt...
  10. I wouldn't balk at calling anything in your...

    I wouldn't balk at calling anything in your gallery art Maxx, there's clearly intent, presentation, color theory, lighting.

    I hope it didn't sound like I was denigrating the work people do with...
  11. I think it depends partially on skill and...

    I think it depends partially on skill and partially on intent. I would consider the work I do very much a craft. The model is effectively a 3d paint by numbers that I attempt to not botch. There's a...
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    Holy Hannah. That verdigris on the brass really...

    Holy Hannah. That verdigris on the brass really adds a ton to the knight. Not gutsy enough myself to start tinkering w/oil, but when I see some of the effects it does give me an itch. Working on...
  13. Thread: Jim's WIP

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    If those are your 2nd and 3rd minis you're 100%...

    If those are your 2nd and 3rd minis you're 100% ahead of the game. Mine are lost to history, but they looked like they were painted with melted gummy bears.

    Your highlighting looks super solid,...
  14. Thread: The Bunker

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    That gold is shockingly good. Really like the...

    That gold is shockingly good. Really like the subdued floral & wave pattern on the dark cloth as well.
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    "You WILL take a deep breath and RELAX in the...

    "You WILL take a deep breath and RELAX in the name of the EMPRAH"

    I like the scuffed up Stormcast, nice break from the pristine duder's you usually see.
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    Seconding Graishak. The blue shields and purple...

    Seconding Graishak. The blue shields and purple cloth look brilliant on the skellies.
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    Thanks for the replies guys! Working on a...

    Thanks for the replies guys!

    Working on a castellan knight for funsies. First time using dry pigments, not sure if I hit the mark 100%, but really like the effect overall:

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    Still...
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    Pusgoyle

    Did a quick paint up on one of the nurgle flyers for a bud's b-day. Fun model.

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    Hey thanks Fox! Mo' was pretty bad. If I were a...

    Hey thanks Fox! Mo' was pretty bad. If I were a better sculptor I might try to take a stab at it, but easier to just chalk it up to a learning experience. Bummer since it's a spendy model, but oh...
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    Botched my Morathi which was a bit of a bummer....

    Botched my Morathi which was a bit of a bummer. Took me a bit to find my sense of humor again. Saw this dude and wanted to try to work with a bit higher contrast than some of the stuff I did before....
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    It's amazing how much a bit of red/pink/brown...

    It's amazing how much a bit of red/pink/brown adds to greenskin skintones. Great work on the gobbo. Color on the wrench looks great too.
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    Made some decent progress on the serpentine bits...

    Made some decent progress on the serpentine bits for morathi. Couple bald spots on the pillar from masking, and quite a bit of detail work to do yet.

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    Thanks Dex! Excited about this model. The...

    Thanks Dex! Excited about this model. The serpentine body around the pillar is going to be a challenge.
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    Got my wings did for big Mo' 65762

    Got my wings did for big Mo'

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    Witcher model is looking great. The black leather...

    Witcher model is looking great. The black leather and lacing on the boots is sharp.

    Small aside, but I never thought to add a helmet to a marines belt. I think I'm going to steal that idea if I...
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    Cap'n Crazy Eye on the left is relevant to my...

    Cap'n Crazy Eye on the left is relevant to my interests :D
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    Realized it's been ages since I attempted to...

    Realized it's been ages since I attempted to paint pristine skin. Really struggled with the face in particular. I may revisit some of the details & highlights. The leather could maybe be touched up a...
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    Mini Mo

    Got the AB bits setup on mini mo enough to assemble her:
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    Still a ton of work to do. Not sure what color to go w/on the leather bits (gloves, boots/pants). Other than that most of the...
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    That's some inspiring work on the death guard &...

    That's some inspiring work on the death guard & easily the best blood bowl squad I've seen Blood.
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    Hey thanks guys. I've got a pretty good lgs in...

    Hey thanks guys. I've got a pretty good lgs in the area so I'll probably stop by there and see if I can leave my number. They've got the rotigus I painted in the case there, so maybe I can hook up...
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    That's a lot of inspiring base work going on...

    That's a lot of inspiring base work going on Dexter! I really like the swirling blue on the back of the shinto model's legs. Nice blending and super sharp contrast.
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    I just picked up the flesh tones from P3 and...

    I just picked up the flesh tones from P3 and really like them. They have less of a tanning booth orange tone than bestigor/kislev flesh and solid coverage.

    P3 do seem quite a bit denser than the...
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    I started in on a forgefiend and came up with a...

    I started in on a forgefiend and came up with a scheme I'm pretty comfortable with. I'm hoping to get a dripping corrosion effect on the steel, but not sure how to proceed. Was curious if that's an...
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    Hey thanks for the heads up Blood. Maybe it is...

    Hey thanks for the heads up Blood. Maybe it is just best to fire up an etsy/ebay account. If I could recoup at least a part of the cost of the model/supplies that'd be more than enough. It'd be fun...
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    Painted mini adoption agency

    I may be in the minority since I know this is a bit of a hoarders hobby, but I'm wondering what to do with models after I've painted them. I'm not really much of a mini gamer, but really enjoy the...
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    Thanks Krule :D I've got Morathi done up in...

    Thanks Krule :D

    I've got Morathi done up in sub assemblies, not sure I'm brave enough to dig into that one yet. Might try doing some beat up metallics on a forge/maulerfiend
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    Thanks BD - it's nice to pull out the brighter...

    Thanks BD - it's nice to pull out the brighter side of the palette.
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    Thanks Coyote! There's a few spots I would've...

    Thanks Coyote! There's a few spots I would've like to clean up a bit and some unfortunate chipping (like the tippy top of his back ridge) that I couldn't quite get at proper without causing some...
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    Thanks Edo! I just chalked (heh) the primer up to...

    Thanks Edo! I just chalked (heh) the primer up to bad luck. If I wasn't so lazy I'd just move on from rattle cans and airbrush prime. And you're spot on about the modelling. I get so hellbent to get...
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    Finally scratched v-day's gift off

    Finally scratched this bugger off my to-do list. He's definitely not perfect, but he is officially off the desk. I'm not sure what to do with him as none of my group play 'nids and he's not exactly...
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    Thanks guys! Asked the wifey to pick up a nerd...

    Thanks guys!

    Asked the wifey to pick up a nerd doll for valentines and she picked up this bugger:

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    I wasn't bonkers about any of the codex color schemes - leviathan seems okay,...
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    Small hiatus but I kinda finished my Rotigus. ...

    Small hiatus but I kinda finished my Rotigus.

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    Going to set up a proper light box - there's some decent tutorials online. That should help reduce the glare.
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    Really like seeing the rough to done comparison...

    Really like seeing the rough to done comparison on those bases. They look super sharp.
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    The starburst effect on those wings is really eye...

    The starburst effect on those wings is really eye catching. Lovely work.
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    mortarion and the child

    Early WIP on mortarion. Got the main sub assemblies to a point where I can get him on the base. I'd like to up the contrast on the cloak. May tinker with it some more:


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  46. Thread: Sigmar3's WIP

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    Flipped through your work on the Malifaux minis,...

    Flipped through your work on the Malifaux minis, fantastic detail! These look crazy fiddly.
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    Thanks Sigmar! Picked up "The Child" from PP....

    Thanks Sigmar! Picked up "The Child" from PP. Looking forward to it. The 90's comic book muscle tone on the bodyguard should be fun to texture.
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    Finished up the dragon: 59987 59988 59989...

    Finished up the dragon:


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    Still some stuff I'd like to work. Brush transitions in particular, but pretty happy with the final product. Always glad for input though!
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    I know these busts are a bit bigger, but it's...

    I know these busts are a bit bigger, but it's staggering how much expression you've gotten through on the face.
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    Lovely work on the white tau. It's a double...

    Lovely work on the white tau. It's a double whammy since Tau tend to be all flat panel all the time coupled with white being a general pain. You've got great depth in spite of it.
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    Got the blue base put down on the body of the...

    Got the blue base put down on the body of the dragon. Probably going to attach him to the base for easier handling after the wash on his back dries. Also have to clean up some in his "armpits". Ton...
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    Fired up the AB to do some work on the wings....

    Fired up the AB to do some work on the wings. There's some really harsh brush transitions and awkward "oops" spots. Gave the golden glaze medium a shot - have a feeling I should check out some...
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    Signed up for a mini swap on reddit. Partner...

    Signed up for a mini swap on reddit. Partner wanted a dragon - so I picked up the warhammer DE (?) dragon. Decided to start with the base. The yellow flock was initially much heavier, but it just...
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    Got the bossman done sans base. I went a little...

    Got the bossman done sans base. I went a little darker/higher contrast on the brass and I think it looks a bit sharper. Blue flames instead of green also might be the way I go with the rest. LMK if...
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    Thanks! The bronze/silver look really similar in...

    Thanks! The bronze/silver look really similar in the pics. I might revisit those colors. I don't want to have a bunch of bling bells dangling off all of them though.
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    Plague Marines

    Got my first marine done. Not sure... he's okay I guess. Maybe a little muddy on the bio-mechanical bits. Base is still drying. Still working on brush control, there's some areas that could've been...
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    DG Base and color scheme test

    Hey picked up dark imperium and I'll probably be chipping away at some nurgle burglars. Testing the color scheme for the drone and tinkering with basing:

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    I'd like to smooth out the...
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    Next Level Painting is cool. The live streams are...

    Next Level Painting is cool. The live streams are especially nice since you get to see him tinkering with the brush during his painting instead of just the application. Keeping a toothbrush to swipe...
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    Hey! Thanks for the replies guys. It's odd...

    Hey! Thanks for the replies guys.

    It's odd that you mention spray cans being fickle as that's the exact reason I went back to using cans. I have a paasche talon and 1/4 (1/8?) hp badger...
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    Wrapped up the ogre. Skin tone came out a bit...

    Wrapped up the ogre. Skin tone came out a bit darker than I had planned, but it's passable. Basing is a bit bland. That's an area I'd definitely like to improve.


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    WIP BB Ogre

    Started up a BB ogre. Don't think I'll be buying the army painter primer again. Gave a seriously chalky finish. Pretty pleased with the red though. The blue isn't great, but the edge highlighting is...
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    The skin tone and scarring on the face is...

    The skin tone and scarring on the face is stunning.
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    Vibal's [beginner] WIP

    I've been painting a wee bit off and on for a stretch, but I'd really like to move a bit further in terms of technique/skill. This forum looks like a great spot and a good way to stay active &...
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