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    Are you saying it's the other way around? ie,...

    Are you saying it's the other way around? ie, normal way is basecoat, wash/shadow, highlight, but what you are saying is basecoat, highlight, shadow?

    Getting an even coat of white is giving me...
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    Note above, I mentioned mixing Mechrite Red...

    Note above, I mentioned mixing Mechrite Red (Foundation) and Blood Red (normal). I'm fairly happy with the result, though I have to mix/swirl the palette every now and again to make sure they stay...
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    Very nice! Bigger pics would be appreciated to...

    Very nice! Bigger pics would be appreciated to admire all that detail.

    Is this a female halfling thief or something? A bit of info on the model/theme would be great as well!
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    Ah, at least that's reassuring to know that I'm...

    Ah, at least that's reassuring to know that I'm not alone in my "pains." So, do you dilute white paint with water or just slap it on neat?

    I don't think Deneb Stone is part of my current paint...
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    Hey Dragonsreach! I've no opinion about doing...

    Hey Dragonsreach!

    I've no opinion about doing a red undercoat as I've not tried it yet and I'm not really "hassled" by basecoating. Funny thing is I find it a bit relaxing sometimes.

    Is it...
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    The first effort I'm going to make is to say that...

    The first effort I'm going to make is to say that his technique is way out of my league. Brush control, paint selection, blending, all are leaps away from what I can do even if I concentrate hard...
  7. Haha... trust me, I probably bombarded Tommie...

    Haha... trust me, I probably bombarded Tommie with so many newbie questions (and I'm about to again!) that he probably just facepalmed and decided to do this.

    :messed:
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    I'm back! And with new questions too!

    Hey there guys! Missed me?

    Apologies for dropping off the grid for a while there, had to move house and get the family over to the UK so had a lot of stuff to sort out. The good news is that I...
  9. I'm sad I missed this... especially as it seems...

    I'm sad I missed this... especially as it seems that I'm the one who sparked this event.

    Is there a second one coming? I'd love to attend, though I've yet to sort out how to get to Manchester. ...
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    Sorry to have left this topic without further...

    Sorry to have left this topic without further input but real-life obligations has made me put painting aside for a couple of months. I'm back now though, and will get around to this soon.

    I must...
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    Excellent, but that's not exactly "simple". More...

    Excellent, but that's not exactly "simple". More of a "themed base" IMO. How about your basic, vanilla, you-see-them-on-magazines bases?
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    Yep, talking about Tommie's mini. I'm afraid...

    Yep, talking about Tommie's mini.

    I'm afraid all that "washed more than once" is beyond me. You must have better eyes than I have, even looking at the pic or the actual mini and I can't really...
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    Eh? Like I said, I'm not too familiar with the...

    Eh? Like I said, I'm not too familiar with the colors yet to differentiate between the shades of one color, so I'd appreciate some slack there. As for layers... I'm not sure what you're getting...
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    Surprisingly, this guy seems like solid painter...

    Surprisingly, this guy seems like solid painter as he does most of the store pieces. The other two make painting sound so easy but I've never liked what I've seen them do and they could never answer...
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    Haha, sorry about that, didn't mean to offend. ...

    Haha, sorry about that, didn't mean to offend. My point was simply that even though I knew Foundation paints cover nicely, I didn't think it'd cover the wash as well until he showed me and I was...
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    Protecting the paint?

    I notice that even though with a holder (citadel paint pot), I still tend to touch parts of the mini while painting. The edges of the bolter, or the outer edges of the leg armor, or the rims of the...
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    MightyChad, I agree with your sentiments but my...

    MightyChad, I agree with your sentiments but my problem was that I was not happy with the amount of time I am spending AND the number of minis/quality of work I have to show for that time. More like...
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    Thanks for the link, Einion! I generally suck at...

    Thanks for the link, Einion! I generally suck at searching so I asked.

    I used my Raphael brushes last time and I must say, I think I prefer them more than the S7s. A little more snap and spring...
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    Thanks for the advice guys. Funny thing...

    Thanks for the advice guys.

    Funny thing happened to me last week though. I came by the GW store to buy some more paints for my basing project and I spoke to one of the guys who did the display...
  20. Thread: Basic Bases

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    Thanks HB! I think I saw a store that sells...

    Thanks HB! I think I saw a store that sells trains and scenery and RC cars, I'll see if they have any sand.
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    No worries there, CarbonCopy. A lot of...

    No worries there, CarbonCopy.

    A lot of people have said that about space marine armor so I'm not so worried anymore. And yes, I do spend so much time on cleanup it pisses me off. I'm doing...
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    Thanks for the help, Tommie! I'll do my best to...

    Thanks for the help, Tommie! I'll do my best to un-piece your work! Looking forward to see if I've grasped the basics properly.

    And I agree with Torn's sentiments, I'm glad that you're actively...
  23. Thread: Basic Bases

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    Surprisingly, my first go at static grass was a...

    Surprisingly, my first go at static grass was a success. I used the GW cutters to "pinch" a few grass, dump it on where my glue was, flip the mini over, give a few taps, and when I turn the mini...
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    Ah, yes, thanks for pointing that out, Einion! ...

    Ah, yes, thanks for pointing that out, Einion! However, from what I understand it, "spring" refers to the ability for the brush to "spring back" into shape, yes? If so, I was referring to the firm...
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    Haha... Monkey Hanger is Hartlepool, I'm told. ...

    Haha... Monkey Hanger is Hartlepool, I'm told. Stockton is completely different.

    I'll be getting some 00s (Raphael and W&N S7s) and brush soap on my next order.... which would be before new year....
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    Profile updated. Any opinions on this brush...

    Profile updated.

    Any opinions on this brush cleaner? I've seen it recommended on some videos.

    Thanks for the reply and the explanation Dragonsreach, really appreciate it. I think I'll stock...
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    I've read through that link and it was just...

    I've read through that link and it was just mostly about making paint stay wet longer by a "mix" and a wet palette. I'm not quite sure how you think that'll help with washes.

    I do have that...
  28. Thread: Basic Bases

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    Sorry about that HB! I was replying to gohkm's...

    Sorry about that HB! I was replying to gohkm's post and only saw your post afterwards. I do have some CA glue from GW that says "thin" on it... I'll see how that works.
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    Here is a picture of my basic base:...

    Here is a picture of my basic base:
    http://i1003.photobucket.com/albums/af152/ice_eexy/Painting%20Lessons%2004/Painting4021.jpg
    ...
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    Ah yes, some glue then sand is okay if you prime...

    Ah yes, some glue then sand is okay if you prime it afterwards, but my question was more for "locking" the sand in if you already have a painted mini glued on to the base --- therefore priming the...
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    I was hoping to get some of that cleaner that...

    I was hoping to get some of that cleaner that I've seen on videos, but HobbiCraft didn't have them. I'll be sure to get them with my next batch of brushes. Anything else? :D
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    Basic Bases

    Hey guys! The time has finally come for me to venture into bases. I've got a couple of space marines who were "sacrificed" to practice and so I can practice on basing with these. Nothing fancy,...
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    That looks awesome! Care to expound how you...

    That looks awesome! Care to expound how you painted it?

    Having painted a few sets of eyes lately, I bow to your brush control. Mine look more like a dab of green color rather than a controlled...
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    New brushes = love!

    I had a half-day shift yesterday and dropped in my local GW to get a few pots of washes and paint. Finished my errands early so I figured I might as well take another look at my local HobbiCraft...
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    Ok, I take it back. Funny how things always look...

    Ok, I take it back. Funny how things always look better in the morning.

    I've tried two models, one with Gryphonne Sepia and one with Devlan Mud (suggested by the GW guy). I really like the...
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    This is bullshit. F*ck it and all that! I...

    This is bullshit. F*ck it and all that! I picked up a bottle of Gryphonne Sepia today, basecoated my mini Blood Red with my 1:1 dilution... To be fair to all my previous works, I slobbered it all...
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    Awesome idea, Tommie, thanks! Sending the...

    Awesome idea, Tommie, thanks! Sending the address via PM. That 4-hour work you posted is nice and clean, I'd love to be able to do a Blood Angel like that to start with.
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    You rock HeavyBolter! I love the blog too! I'm...

    You rock HeavyBolter! I love the blog too! I'm too new at this that I don't know the exact properties of a decent wash so I wouldn't know how my "mix" was reacting. I will get a GS wash and try...
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    I love it, thanks! I could've used that when I...

    I love it, thanks! I could've used that when I started!
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    Haha, yes I agree with you! Like I said in my...

    Haha, yes I agree with you! Like I said in my other threads, I do need smaller brushes. I have tried picking up the fine detail GW brush but the tips are crap so...

    And no, I don't lick brushes...
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    Glad the threads help you Id! Mourner, I have a...

    Glad the threads help you Id! Mourner, I have a bunch of brushes, all of them GW. I got two fine detail brushes, both crap, I got two basecoat brushes, one for red and bright colors, one for black...
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    Awesome thread, I hope I didn't annoy you old...

    Awesome thread, I hope I didn't annoy you old timers too much with my questions! :)

    While some of you may say a wash is "easy to do," it's hard to do right. Just like everyone says painting is...
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    This main picture, what did you use on it? ...

    This main picture, what did you use on it?

    Can you explain the "trouble" you're having with the mix? Care to explain a bit more?

    I may try the GS wash you're recommending.
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    Hehe... yes, I do the q-tip trick. I still don't...

    Hehe... yes, I do the q-tip trick. I still don't have enough brushes to have a spare one just for "wiping" away colors.

    Still, even with the q-tip, takes quite a bit to "erase" the error. I...
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    Yeah, I think I'll dilute the black a bit more. ...

    Yeah, I think I'll dilute the black a bit more.

    Mourner, I used to paint the entire marine a basecoat red, then just go over the black areas with black... so I'm not sure what's the difference...
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    Ah, a bit of confusion there ----- the time I'm...

    Ah, a bit of confusion there ----- the time I'm talking about is just painting the minis. Assembly, cleaning, and priming have all been done beforehand. So that's just 10+ hours painting the 6...
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    Ah, like I said, I need quality brushes for the...

    Ah, like I said, I need quality brushes for the edge highlighting technique anyway. Even though my GW basecoat brush is great, I don't think I can use it on edge highlighting. It holds too much...
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    Kinda. It's just that when I put on the black...

    Kinda. It's just that when I put on the black areas like behind the knee, I usually get a bit of black into an area I don't want it to be, so I "erase" it with layers of the basecoat mix. I was...
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    Like I said, I have yet to try sandpaper. I...

    Like I said, I have yet to try sandpaper. I tried with the GW files and didn't like the result so I guess I just wrote it off.

    There are just two possibilities = crappy brush or shaky hands. ...
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    An idea for basecoating a Blood Angel mini

    I was just wondering if anyone has tried basecoating a Blood Angel mini (or any other such mini) by doing the black areas first? I was thinking what if I were to paint the black areas first (back of...
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    Awesome reply there Mourner, don't worry about...

    Awesome reply there Mourner, don't worry about reply length, I appreciate all the info.

    I do have the GW file set but I've given up on using them since it leaves a very... messy result. I think...
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    Yeah but didn't you just advise me to stay off of...

    Yeah but didn't you just advise me to stay off of Series 7s?

    If anyone has got a GW basecoat brush, can you tell me what it's equivalent is on the other brushes? ie, is it a 1 or a 2?
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    Does that mean I'm faster than you or the other...

    Does that mean I'm faster than you or the other way around?

    I'm glad at least this is the "norm" here. Being new to this hobby, I thought I could whip up an army in a weekend, even with my ...
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    Yeah, I guess I better try basecoating with maybe...

    Yeah, I guess I better try basecoating with maybe Mechrite Red --- being a Foundation Color, it'll apply faster. Then use that as my shadow/basecoat and just paint on Blood Red onto the armor like a...
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    Thanks mate! However, I'm trying to stay away...

    Thanks mate! However, I'm trying to stay away from W&N due to some people saying the later batches aren't as good. I'm aiming for some Raphael 8404 brushes at the moment. Like I said, I'm really...
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    Thanks for the replies. Yes, I do have to get...

    Thanks for the replies. Yes, I do have to get new brushes but I have to wait a bit to see if I have more money to spare this month.
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    gohkm, what do you mean by "controlled washes"? ...

    gohkm, what do you mean by "controlled washes"? Do you mean you just apply it on the recesses? My main problem with washes is the 1) "tidemarks" or rings that end up after the wash has dried and 2)...
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    Erm, no, like I said, I'm not aiming for speed. ...

    Erm, no, like I said, I'm not aiming for speed. Speed for me (at my skill level) = low quality work and I don't like that.

    So I guess this is normal, eh? And I notice you say 2 washes. TWO?!?! ...
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    Alternatives to washes?

    I've not been having much luck with washes lately, and the sad fact is that most "recipes" I find call for a wash or two applied. Online tutorials show washes applied in great globs of liquid...
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    No, I'm not. I'm just surprised it takes this...

    No, I'm not. I'm just surprised it takes this long for only 6 minis. SIX!

    Then again, I'm not aiming for "speed painting" and I'm not doing display pieces either. I was just amazed at the time...
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    Awesome reply there HeavyBolter. Thanks for the...

    Awesome reply there HeavyBolter. Thanks for the tips.

    I'm really having trouble with the wash, I don't know what I'm doing wrong but I miss my target so often it's frustrating. I've decided to...
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    I've tried to clean that up as best as I could...

    I've tried to clean that up as best as I could before priming. I was afraid that more shaving would take off more than I wanted to, apparently it could've done with a bit more passes.
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    10+ hours for 6 minis? What am I doing wrong?

    I've just finished 6 minis. No, wait, they aren't even finished yet, I still have to do the aquila, the purity seal, the metallic tubes, and then put on the bolters.

    10+ hours for this work. ...
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    Thanks mate! You say "not half bad," I am now...

    Thanks mate! You say "not half bad," I am now wondering what the "half good" would be?

    Then again, yes, that is my point exactly, I cannot have time right now to shadow/highlight an entire army...
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    Two new Blood Angels Space Marines

    Hey guys! I got bored with all the moping around I've been doing so I decided to start fresh with two new space marines to be sacrificed to the gods of miniature painting. I thought I'd do two of...
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    Well if you've gone to the Golden Demon finals, I...

    Well if you've gone to the Golden Demon finals, I don't consider you a "beginner." If you haven't completed 10 minis but got to the finals, you simply aren't an army painter but you're a show-piece...
  67. Thread: Palette cleaning?

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    :lightbulb!: I'll go have a look at some of...

    :lightbulb!:

    I'll go have a look at some of the tupperware-type containers for a wet palette! I am familiar with Reynolds and Glad, I'll be sure to look for baking paper though! Thanks!
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    Sorry, no. I will not even grant it the "good...

    Sorry, no. I will not even grant it the "good for beginner" excuse. Why? Because it gives the beginner a wrong start to the hobby. I believe in proper teaching and proper methods.

    For me, the...
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    Citadel Gloss Varnish observations

    I was following the how-to thread of GW's Blood Angels and I basecoated my mini with blood red and then applied a "wash" of 1:1 dark flesh and varnish, diluted with 10x water (0.2ml + 0.2ml + 4.0...
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    Although I have to admit, I'm really digging my...

    Although I have to admit, I'm really digging my basecoat brush. Now that I understand concepts about paintbrush points and spring and reservoir, I appreciate my basecoat brush more. I has a nice...
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    Awesome replies guys. I'm glad kitchen towels...

    Awesome replies guys.

    I'm glad kitchen towels may work, I'll give that a try.

    At first I didn't want to do a wet palette because it was "the latest fad" and I'm not one who jumps into the...
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    I can kinda figure it out in my head but the way...

    I can kinda figure it out in my head but the way I picture it, if I just use ONE source of light, a lot of the mini would be in shadow.

    I guess my new idea would be --- take zenithal highlighting...
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    Yeah, that sounded wrong...

    Yeah, that sounded wrong...
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    twisted, I don't know about your skill level but...

    twisted, I don't know about your skill level but I would greatly recommend the first video (Complete Guide) for beginners. Although it is not "complete," it did show me how to properly execute a...
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    Ha! As much as I'd like to order thing online,...

    Ha! As much as I'd like to order thing online, I'm not the patient type. A strategy guide I ordered took 2 days longer to reach me and I was pissed!

    I guess I'll have to go to tesco for that...
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    I've always been curious about that... about the...

    I've always been curious about that... about the wet palette, not Bob.

    At the moment, I think I'm wasting too much paint to the "evaporation process" rather than on painting but I can't find a...
  77. Thread: Palette cleaning?

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    ehehee... I don't put paints on "used" areas. ...

    ehehee... I don't put paints on "used" areas. I'm stupid like that.
  78. Thread: Palette cleaning?

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    Palette cleaning?

    I bought one of those cheap dry palettes from WHSmith that nice, deep areas for mixing paint. However, after a nice paint-practice session, I find that I am having trouble cleaning it (as opposed to...
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    Ah, thanks for the reassurance on my shadow...

    Ah, thanks for the reassurance on my shadow application. I have to admit, the front of the lower leg is kinda easy to figure out, it's the back of the leg I'm not too sure how to shadow. The fact...
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    Hmmm... I do agree with you there Torn, but am I...

    Hmmm... I do agree with you there Torn, but am I right then, that the front of that leg would be totally in shadow?

    In other leg configurations wherein the knee is more forward, I can imagine the...
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    Thanks cleen! Like I said, I'm pretty happy with...

    Thanks cleen! Like I said, I'm pretty happy with the blending (though it sure could use more practice!) and it's nice and quick enough that I can say I can do it for the entire army, however, I'm...
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    Ah, finally got some pictures! Please view the...

    Ah, finally got some pictures!

    Please view the entire album here for more pics! Comments welcome!

    Two of my test figures. The one on the left has a Blood Red basecoat on the left shoulder...
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    Okay, I realized I'm not good enough to do line...

    Okay, I realized I'm not good enough to do line highlights confidently enough, either due to skill or equipment or both. I can do blending and I like my results with it but the problem is I don't...
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    Haha... well, it's certainly far from the 'Eavy...

    Haha... well, it's certainly far from the 'Eavy Metal pictures I see at the Blood Angels Codex...
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    Ah, this is crap. Tried on another model and I...

    Ah, this is crap. Tried on another model and I could basecoat easily and I really like the results. However, even though I know how "shading" and "highlights" work, I don't know how to shade a...
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    Ok, how "wet" is wet? I tend to dip my knife in...

    Ok, how "wet" is wet? I tend to dip my knife in a pot of water, put this drop on my work area, draw it out a bit (so it isn't a big fat blob), then work from there. I find it prevents the green...
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    Ok, "who" is Ken Bromley? While I have no...

    Ok, "who" is Ken Bromley?

    While I have no complaints of the GW brushes, I am currently on a mission for good detail brush. I can basecoat okay with the GW brushes that I have, but I want a detail...
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    Ah, I see. I would search eBay and such but I...

    Ah, I see. I would search eBay and such but I don't know what the proper english name for that is and my search-fu is weak so...
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    I don't know who voodoo is, but AwesomePaintJob...

    I don't know who voodoo is, but AwesomePaintJob is one of my haunts. I download their videos off the web and archive it for easy access (don't have to load the video everytime). Pity the camerawork...
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    Hehe... Argos has a chair like that too but the...

    Hehe... Argos has a chair like that too but the Staples one is better. I gotta go to The Range then, but I don't know what "Netto" is or if I have one close by (just moved to the UK). Is that a DIY...
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    Sorry, no ideas about airbrushing here, but I...

    Sorry, no ideas about airbrushing here, but I just have to say your setup looks awesome. Simple but functional... and your lamp and chair looks familiar. Argos? And table from Staples? I'm...
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    Green putty application?

    Is there some secret in putting on the green stuff? I've bought some from GW but I've always had trouble putting it on the mini -- it seems like it would rather stick to the putty knife than on the...
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    Video Tutorials - recommendations and rant

    Hello guys! I've been scouting around the internet for helpful tutorial videos and so far I've found a few useful ones from YouTube, a nice local gamer lent me some of his videos, and I've finally...
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    Thanks for the help guys! I do understand the...

    Thanks for the help guys! I do understand the risks of buying online and a few of you have pointed out some online shops. Can anyone actually vouch for any of these shops in terms of quality and...
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    Okay, I just got confused. Apparently, "Reaper"...

    Okay, I just got confused. Apparently, "Reaper" is the brand name (who makes the brush), Kolinsky is the material used in teh brush... is that right?

    I do have a local HobbyCraft but... I don't...
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    Quality paintbrushes in the UK?

    Can anyone recommend a quality paintbrush store/supplier in the UK? I'm hearing a lot about Reaper Kolinskys and W&N but I can't seem to find any here. A local WHSmith has some W&N but... not the...
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    which one is that???

    which one is that???
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    Well, as these models are to be for table-top...

    Well, as these models are to be for table-top gaming, I think I'll go with the 'Eavy Metal way. I will still do shadows and such, but not as "real" as zenithal lighting.

    What I plan is to do some...
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    I know this airline! I'll be taking this...

    I know this airline! I'll be taking this sometime March-April next year... looking forward to the show.
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    Hey guys, been away for some time due to work...

    Hey guys, been away for some time due to work pressures but I'm hoping to start again now. I've just purchased another set of victims, er, minis to practice on. I've got two dreadnaughts, a unit of...
  101. Thread: Moving Paint

    by -Ice
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    1ml syringes and blunt needles for me. I like...

    1ml syringes and blunt needles for me.

    I like my ratios to be exact that way I know how to fix it next time. And I mix paint with an open notebook to jot down ratios and comments on it.
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    Wow, my post caught a lot of flak :) Okay,...

    Wow, my post caught a lot of flak :)

    Okay, okay, let me back off a notch. After viewing more videos and reading responses, I am more open to airbrushing as a technique now. I guess I called it...
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    Vehicles, yes, maybe. Big tower terrains. But...

    Vehicles, yes, maybe. Big tower terrains. But I'm talking about painting your little humanoid mini, not gargantuan pieces of plastic.

    Darkmessiah/John, yes, I do see the benefit of using the...
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    WTF? Airbrush? I call foul!!

    Okay, I know airbrushing is a valid technique in painting but for minis?

    I'm not slamming airbrushers here, but I feel that airbrushing a mini (aside from a primer) is cheating... like someone...
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    Excellent advice the Aulbath. I didn't know...

    Excellent advice the Aulbath. I didn't know metal SM existed, thanks!
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    Thanks guys! As I do realize the benefits of...

    Thanks guys! As I do realize the benefits of cork sticking, do you have any idea how I could get them without having to go through a couple of bottles of wine?
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    Haha, thanks for it anyway Torn. I know I can be...

    Haha, thanks for it anyway Torn. I know I can be very... annoying.

    Aulbath, I know the video shows techniques, but even the same technique using different paints together produce different...
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    That much detail... on such a small space.......

    That much detail... on such a small space.... good work!

    I'm assuming this is a WIP? Personally, I'd go with a more reddish/yellowish magma-ish hue, but I assume you'll get to that later in the...
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    Stew, I once tried priming while holding a tray...

    Stew, I once tried priming while holding a tray with 5 minis taped onto it... and spent the next 3 days with my arm caked with white primer. No amount of washing could take it off, and no way was I...
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    freak, I sure hope so! Well, I know this to be...

    freak, I sure hope so! Well, I know this to be true. Like I said, I'm also a PC gamer and have been guilty of spending a few hundred pounds in a one-off but very expensive hardware. A few months...
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    Aulbath, thanks for the link. I've watched the...

    Aulbath, thanks for the link. I've watched the first one countless times now, but the end result isn't what I want. I'm downloading the second one now (got a folder with downloaded videos for...
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    I am amazed at how ignorant I am. A wise man...

    I am amazed at how ignorant I am. A wise man once said "the more I know, the more I know that I don't know"... or to put it simply "ignorance is bliss". My thanks to all your patience.

    Mourner,...
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    Okay Tommie, what's the next step? Stew, I...

    Okay Tommie, what's the next step?


    Stew, I do agree with you, I think I overdo it with the undercoats. I think it's because I keep seeing these guys do nice even black undercoats, but with a...
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    airhead, unfortunately, I work full time during...

    airhead, unfortunately, I work full time during the week (I just got lots of free time now due to some diagnostic exams) so I can't really comb the intarwebz as much as I want to. If you could...
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    Aulbath, thanks for explaining that rating. I...

    Aulbath, thanks for explaining that rating. I guess if 'Eavy Metal minis are a 7-8, that's something solid to shoot for!

    I don't think I've done a Devlan Mud wash yet, but I'm surprised you...
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    Ah, so that is the flash suppressor. No, that's...

    Ah, so that is the flash suppressor. No, that's not a wash, I just painted the entire gun black (flash suppressor included) then the muzzle was painted with boltgun metal.


    I think I know what...
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    Those are pretty good units Elvin! I'm a newbie...

    Those are pretty good units Elvin! I'm a newbie to the hobby too (but I go for WH40K) and I am envious of your skill. Nice work!

    Obviously, our works are pretty "basic" for some of the pros...
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    Thanks for the feedback, Wyrmpops. To be fair,...

    Thanks for the feedback, Wyrmpops. To be fair, that isn't my first mini, it's my first "completely painted" mini. I got about a dozen "test subjects" that were sacrificed to various paint...
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    Okay, what does "blocking in areas" mean again? ...

    Okay, what does "blocking in areas" mean again? I'm lost with your reference to shades and highlight again. Thanks for the compliment on my work, however, I feel that if I don't understand what...
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    Torn, yes, scraping all that mold lines is a...

    Torn, yes, scraping all that mold lines is a pain. I just assembled 5 assault marines, the ones with the jump packs... and I'm thinking boy! do they need some green stuff on the jetpack!

    Washing...
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    I'm surprised by this hobby

    I'm usually a computer nerd and prefer to spend my money on PC games and PC upgrades. My games of choice include racing games from the arcadey NFS series to the realistic rFactor and GTR. Up to a...
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    Thanks for the heads up, flashmanfe! Curse you...

    Thanks for the heads up, flashmanfe! Curse you for making this hobby more expensive!! Just joking... Unfortunately, I have blown all the cash I can for this month so anything else would have to...
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    airhead, thanks for the feedback! I never...

    airhead, thanks for the feedback! I never realized there was some mold lines on the barrel itself. Nevermind, this mini was more of "what I can do with paint" rather than prepping it. Looking at...
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    Black areas done! Not too neat, but I'm loving...

    Black areas done! Not too neat, but I'm loving the coverage... about 6 coats of chaos black washed with 7 parts water...

    http://i1003.photobucket.com/albums/af152/ice_eexy/Step%202/step2001.jpg...
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    Like I said, I probably am starting off on wrong...

    Like I said, I probably am starting off on wrong basics here, so I can't avoid too many questions.

    Looking at the blood angels codex, the only other color is black for the recesses... and maybe...
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    Oooo... shading... highlighting... big words! ...

    Oooo... shading... highlighting... big words!

    Kidding aside, I'm not even sure I want to go down that part. Not until I have at least an army painted consistently, even without definition. I'm...
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    I see... hmmm... I always thought you slap on the...

    I see... hmmm... I always thought you slap on the black just once...
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    My first completed Space Marine

    Hi guys! I've finished this space marine a few days ago. I'm not too happy with the textures and I need to work on my fine-brush control. I did this mini with lots of overbrushing, a base of blood...
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    Eh? What "rest of the basecoats"??

    Eh? What "rest of the basecoats"??
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    yep... and I'm really liking the effect too... I...

    yep... and I'm really liking the effect too... I wouldn't have thought a mix would bring out this much redness... I'm assuming I did this step correctly?

    So, what's the next step?
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    A few more pics of the dry result of 4 coats ---...

    A few more pics of the dry result of 4 coats ---
    http://i1003.photobucket.com/albums/af152/ice_eexy/Painting%20lessons/Painting001.jpg...
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    Alright, here's a few shots of what I've done so...

    Alright, here's a few shots of what I've done so far:

    Here is a pic of the mini --- note the primer --- I think I even have to work on THAT!...
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    Haha... my painting table is actually my PC table...

    Haha... my painting table is actually my PC table but I take my keyboard out and put my "painting box" on.

    Thanks for that step 1 tutorial --- now a few questions
    a. I kinda understand by now...
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    Awesome replies there, Tommie, much appreciated....

    Awesome replies there, Tommie, much appreciated.


    Ah, this is exactly where I want this thread to go. You see, when I went to my local GW for a painting lesson, it was the standard "Oh, painting...
  135. Thread: Work lights?

    by -Ice
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    Ah, I guess I'm alright then. The floro that...

    Ah, I guess I'm alright then. The floro that came with the lamp emits white light, not the yellow/orange ones from most "energy saving" bulbs.
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    Thanks guys! I agree, different brands may need...

    Thanks guys! I agree, different brands may need different methods, but at least you have given me an idea of where to start from.
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    Sorry to ask so many questions, but can you tell...

    Sorry to ask so many questions, but can you tell me how to get to my "personal gallery"? Also, any simple how-to's on taking pictures of my minis? I tried to follow a few but the mini is not in...
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    1:3 or 1:5 then. Thanks... At least I have a...

    1:3 or 1:5 then. Thanks... At least I have a "baseline" to start off from. So if that's the ratio of wash, what's the ratio for a milk-like consistency?
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    A wash that isn't a wash?

    I've come across a couple of "how-to's" that say "wash with dark flesh" and so I went out and bought a bottle of it... only to realize it is paint and not a wash. Is there something I'm missing...
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    Thanks for the help guys. I know what I'm...

    Thanks for the help guys. I know what I'm striving for is pretty high, but I guess I'm like that in a way. I'd rather go for a high goal than go in saying "I'll paing this to a 'meh' standard". To...
  141. Thread: Work lights?

    by -Ice
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    I got the argos lamp and it is very good! Thanks...

    I got the argos lamp and it is very good! Thanks for the help!

    What is a "daylight" bulb? Isn't the white light that comes with the argos lamp enough?
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    Thanks but obviously I'm not going for TTQ here...

    Thanks but obviously I'm not going for TTQ here else just a fey drybrush strokes and some gun detail and I'm done.
  143. Thread: Work lights?

    by -Ice
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    Where'd you get your lamp?

    Where'd you get your lamp?
  144. Thread: Work lights?

    by -Ice
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    Sorry, I'm in UK.

    Sorry, I'm in UK.
  145. Thread: Work lights?

    by -Ice
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    Work lights?

    I was wondering if anyone knows that jumping lamp on the pixar logo? I was hoping to get one or two as my work light (the room light is orange-y colored) and the extendable, swivel-neck of the lamp...
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    I dunno... as much as is needed, I guess? I...

    I dunno... as much as is needed, I guess? I realize most articles suggest a base coat then painting the armor, which I take to mean using a smaller paintbrush. For now, with the mini I'm most happy...
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    Thanks for the replies guys. Unfortunately,...

    Thanks for the replies guys. Unfortunately, being new to this, it got way over my head quick. I know in time it'll make sense though.

    I've just realized this is a very expensive hobby. It's...
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    Need a mentor to point me in the right direction

    Hello guys! I've just jumped into the WH40K world and bought myself a Space Marine Battleforce and a bunch of other stuff. I've really admired the pictures of the minis in the books and even though...
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