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    These will look most badass on the field of...

    These will look most badass on the field of battle. If your opponent has any sense, he will concede before your unholy beastmen can smash his warriors into tiny plastic bits.
  2. Thread: 10 balls WIP

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    Heretic! Burn the witch! Great looking and super...

    Heretic! Burn the witch!
    Great looking and super weird little guy. I never knew Hero Quest when I was younger but I love the goofy fantasy look of all these amazing minis. They feel very nostalgic....
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    Mushroom tutorial...

    Mushroom tutorial is up on ToadChapel. Check it out if you want to add a bit of funky fungal detail to your next base.
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    Thanks, guys. The scene’s finished (I think) and...

    Thanks, guys. The scene’s finished (I think) and you can view all the details on ToadChapel. As I said, a mushroom making tutorial is in the works. Gorb, the figure is going to be a hunter... of...
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    No doubt, looks great and I recognize it as a...

    No doubt, looks great and I recognize it as a lovely birch immediately. I can’t wait to see it in place.
    We must be on the same wavelength. I drew a cool looking birch tree just yesterday.
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    Thanks, fellas. Here’s a look at the little scene...

    Thanks, fellas. Here’s a look at the little scene I’m creating. There will be a figure on this one.

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    Nice detailing. Muzzle scorching looks cool. Your...

    Nice detailing. Muzzle scorching looks cool. Your personal manufactorum does leave you with wonderful basing bits, don’t it?!
  8. Thread: Graishak WIP

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    ​Nets are looking good. Can’t wait to see them...

    ​Nets are looking good. Can’t wait to see them painted up.
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    ​Love what you’re doing with that tree, my friend!

    ​Love what you’re doing with that tree, my friend!
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    Back to some peaceful scenic stuff for me. Here’s...

    Back to some peaceful scenic stuff for me. Here’s a log with some turkeytails tucked in there. I’m planning to do a tutorial covering the creation of a few different kinds of mushroom soon.

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  11. Thread: Sik’s WIP

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    The mini, not the child. Child looks like she was...

    The mini, not the child. Child looks like she was cleaned up properly.
  12. Thread: Sik’s WIP

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    ​Brotha, have we got a mold line on the back of...

    ​Brotha, have we got a mold line on the back of the right forearm?
  13. Thread: Sik’s WIP

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    Congratulations on the baby! That’s exciting and...

    Congratulations on the baby! That’s exciting and terrifying and wonderful.

    I like the different parts of the Nurgle boy, though I might consider glazing in some slightly warmer colors into the...
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    ​Fantastic. It really gives the eye lots to rove...

    ​Fantastic. It really gives the eye lots to rove over. You’ve achieved a real sense of depth, which is something minis traditionally lack. Super job.
  15. Thread: Kretcher WIP

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    I haven’t forgotten, buddy!

    I haven’t forgotten, buddy!
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    A few of you seem interested in my now completed...

    A few of you seem interested in my now completed Roman diorama, so head over here for pictures of all the details and some reflections on the creation of my tavern scene.
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    Ok, final figure added. I need to stick in a few...

    Ok, final figure added. I need to stick in a few more scenic details, resist the urge to touch up too much, finish off the base, and call it done. There are now nine figures in the diorama, which...
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    Super cool anyway. Though it may not win one,...

    Super cool anyway. Though it may not win one, that looks like it would be an excellent trophy. Love the creativity on that!
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    Figure count is up to eight. Tight squeeze to...

    Figure count is up to eight. Tight squeeze to give them all plausible positions and (in some cases) vectors, but I’m happy with how this is turning out.

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    I have, of course, been adding...
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    Here you are, another installment of this ever...

    Here you are, another installment of this ever growing project.

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    I’ve added a legionary standing around looking useless as this unfortunate citizen suffers some minor injustice. Actually,...
  21. Yeah, I’m with Chris in the ‘personal win’ camp....

    Yeah, I’m with Chris in the ‘personal win’ camp. This guy is very, very cool and well painted. Power through with the project!
  22. Thread: Sik’s WIP

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    Love it. Colorful but muted. Love those ripples...

    Love it. Colorful but muted. Love those ripples on his right flank.
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    Thanks, fellows. Eki, your old history teacher...

    Thanks, fellows. Eki, your old history teacher would be proud! The guy with the hat (petasos) is identifiable by his clothing (a himation worn over a chiton) and beard as a Greek! The point I’m...
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    What began as an architectural diorama now has 5...

    What began as an architectural diorama now has 5 figures with another on the way. I’m having fun, though.

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    This guy’s saying “hey, dummy, you should head...

    This guy’s saying “hey, dummy, you should head over to ToadChapel and check out some more pics of this amazing diorama!”

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  26. This is my favorite of your pieces so far and I’d...

    This is my favorite of your pieces so far and I’d say your best. Yeah, you may have some areas you know you could improve, but top to bottom it’s an awesome paint job on a model that could easily...
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    Oh wow, your bridges diorama looks fantastic. It...

    Oh wow, your bridges diorama looks fantastic. It looked great before, but it looks much more realistic now and the composition of the elements is more interesting. Really tells a story now.
    Can’t...
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    I’ll be finishing up my little diorama soon. This...

    I’ll be finishing up my little diorama soon. This little urchin is pilfering some plums. The barkeeper (who is already painted) will be out in the street screaming at someone.

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    Ah, the variant myth in which the dragon defeats...

    Ah, the variant myth in which the dragon defeats Saint George and steals his shield!
  30. Thread: Sik’s WIP

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    Merry Christmas, Sik. Hope you were a good boy...

    Merry Christmas, Sik. Hope you were a good boy and got lots of tiny paintables this year.
    Banner looks very nice. Lots of pretty colors and disgusting eyeballs.
    The new trophy is very awesome. Did...
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    After plenty of building I’ve finally got some...

    After plenty of building I’ve finally got some paint on the stone portions of my Roman tavern. The cobblestones are a little sloppy, but then it’s just sort of a demo project. I’ve reached the fun...
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    Nice, yeah, I hear you. I just started my two...

    Nice, yeah, I hear you. I just started my two week break and am looking forward to lots of time with my daughter. We went for a nice hike yesterday and it’s supposed to hit the high forties again...
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    Though I’ve been a fan of Neil Gaiman for over...

    Though I’ve been a fan of Neil Gaiman for over twenty years, I’m just now reading American Gods​ for the first time. That’s a big one, in more ways than one!
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    What’s up, fellows! KB, nice to see you around....

    What’s up, fellows! KB, nice to see you around. Hope everything’s going great with you & your little one.
    Eki, I assume what you’re talking about is just styrofoam with glue on it. I did not carve...
  35. Looking great, bud. This is a fabulous project.

    Looking great, bud. This is a fabulous project.
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    Sorry, busy, blahblahblah. I started a little...

    Sorry, busy, blahblahblah. I started a little diorama of an ancient Roman tavern. Not sure if I’ll include figures or not. All the models I’ve got would be very hard to remove from their molded...
  37. Thread: Graishak WIP

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    ​Looking funky. Cool idea!

    ​Looking funky. Cool idea!
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    ​Great texture. Really looks nice.

    ​Great texture. Really looks nice.
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    Good looking batch of grunts. You’ve got a great...

    Good looking batch of grunts. You’ve got a great balance of uniformity and variation. This is going to be a great piece, I know it. I love narrative mini painting, especially when it isn’t just two...
  40. Thread: Sik’s WIP

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    Quit downplaying your painting on this one! It...

    Quit downplaying your painting on this one! It seems like you’ve learned from it and it looks great. I like the smart use of that purple against the gleaming yellow gold. I’m eager to see what you...
  41. Thread: Kallfa's WIP

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    Great looking troggoth. I love that style. I...

    Great looking troggoth. I love that style.
    I think we can safely say that an army painted to that standard would be completely badass.
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    The changes you’ve made to the diorama are...

    The changes you’ve made to the diorama are improvements. The road really helps a lot. As far as the debris, I think you should add even more, particularly where a bridge strut would be on the far...
  43. Thread: Kallfa's WIP

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    ​Wow, I love how you’re tackling that troll head....

    ​Wow, I love how you’re tackling that troll head. Again, the line work looks amazing. I may try to copy it at some point!
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    It’s looking very dynamic. And don’t fight the...

    It’s looking very dynamic.

    And don’t fight the modeling muse!
  45. Thread: Arkaan - WIP

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    Corpse grinder looks fantastic. Love the blood &...

    Corpse grinder looks fantastic. Love the blood & the red armor, but the skin is my favorite element. Really nice job!
    Have fun with the printer!
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    That post is full of good stuff! I was going to...

    That post is full of good stuff! I was going to reply about your diorama, then I saw you had my little base, too!
    If I can offer one suggestion for the diorama, I’d say you could add to the natural...
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    Thanks guys, I appreciate it. Kallfa, thanks for...

    Thanks guys, I appreciate it. Kallfa, thanks for your very thoughtful and positive words. It means a lot to me to read them. I’m very glad to have you around.
  48. Thread: Kallfa's WIP

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    I like what I’ve seen of your style. I like how...

    I like what I’ve seen of your style. I like how you use definite lines to show volumes & add some texture. Looks a bit like an illustration.
  49. Thread: Sik’s WIP

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    I love the nurgle big boy. I think the nurgle...

    I love the nurgle big boy. I think the nurgle aesthetic will fit your style well.
  50. ​Looking good, and maintaining the true Santa...

    ​Looking good, and maintaining the true Santa green despite your recipe.
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    Cool start to the fur pattern on the lion beast....

    Cool start to the fur pattern on the lion beast. Eager to see that weird thing develop.
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    Been adding to the Frankenstein bust when I get a...

    Been adding to the Frankenstein bust when I get a few minutes. Even though it’s a caricature, I wish I hadn’t made the forehead quite so huge, and I wish I had lengthened the nose. Otherwise I’m...
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    ​Great job on the tech priest. I can almost hear...

    ​Great job on the tech priest. I can almost hear him mumbling some nonsense about the Omnissiah.
  54. Thread: Arkaan - WIP

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    ​Congratulations on the major success at Hussar!

    ​Congratulations on the major success at Hussar!
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    Thanks to everyone who voted on Lovecraft. Unless...

    Thanks to everyone who voted on Lovecraft. Unless you’re the one voting 2s. No thanks to you!

    Here’s a start on another project:

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    I’ll see if you can guess who it will become.
  56. Thread: The Bunker

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    ​I like that!

    ​I like that!
  57. Awesome idea with the snow globe. If it were I,...

    Awesome idea with the snow globe. If it were I, I’d reserve some of the snow that will be falling in the globe to use as the snow on the base. That would unify the look, at least. If it’s too big you...
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    Looking good! I like that flat background you’ve...

    Looking good! I like that flat background you’ve done. Excellent work with the backlighting. To me there’s a bit too much blue in the central tree, but you likely plan to harmonize it with other...
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    Ok, now... with eyebrows! Here’s my finished...

    Ok, now... with eyebrows! Here’s my finished Lovecraft bust if you’d like to vote or comment.

    http://www.coolminiornot.com/443530
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    Thanks for all your kind words, guys. So nice to...

    Thanks for all your kind words, guys. So nice to get that support!

    g0rb, I would say I painted the eyes & lips, then on the lips I glazed back over in the sickly greenish skin tone. I did glaze...
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    Blasted the old devil out in an afternoon. Super...

    Blasted the old devil out in an afternoon. Super fun project.

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    *** Hang tight, I’ve got to fix something!***

    I’ll get a link up for voting tomorrow.
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    Been throwing some paint onto my Lovecraft bust...

    Been throwing some paint onto my Lovecraft bust while the homunculus sleeps.
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    Thanks, friends. 77159 Here is the finished...

    Thanks, friends.

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    Here is the finished sculpture. I decided against giving him any weird mutations or anything, though I might put some tentacles or something on the pedestal. I wanted to...
  64. Thread: Kallfa's WIP

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    Nice looking troll. Wonderful tones & textures...

    Nice looking troll. Wonderful tones & textures and great play of warm & cold colors.
  65. Thread: Graishak WIP

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    Great looking batch of squish’s you’re cooking up!

    Great looking batch of squish’s you’re cooking up!
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    I really like the one in the black bathing suit....

    I really like the one in the black bathing suit. Free from all the usual blood & crud.
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    Thanks, guys. I probably should have listened to...

    Thanks, guys. I probably should have listened to 10Ball. Or, I don’t know, maybe I did! I haven’t worked on the dwarf in a while. If you’ve checked out ToadChapel you know I’ve been drawing...
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    Hey, I don’t know either! Haha! Sorry no...

    Hey, I don’t know either! Haha!

    Sorry no paint. I’ve been drawing monsters, as a few of you may have seen. I’m also trying to conjure an inspiring idea for my Eldritch Elf gift exchange. I’m...
  69. Thread: 10 balls WIP

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    You’re blowing my mind with that demon. There is...

    You’re blowing my mind with that demon. There is so much depth to the fleshtones you’re creating. This is already an incredible piece of painting.
    And I’m glad you’re still knocking out the Hero...
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    Well done, bud. I like that fantasy award. Keep...

    Well done, bud. I like that fantasy award. Keep on truckin at these comps!
  71. Thread: Graishak WIP

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    Coming along nicely. I really like that...

    Coming along nicely. I really like that orange-red you’ve gotten on the boy squig. That’s the boy, right?
  72. Thread: Arkaan - WIP

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    Ambot is looking sharp. Tight color scheme giving...

    Ambot is looking sharp. Tight color scheme giving it a very focused look.
  73. Thread: Sik’s WIP

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    ​Woohoo, that’s awesome. Congratulations, bud....

    ​Woohoo, that’s awesome. Congratulations, bud. You really pushed yourself and took on a huge challenge to realize what you planned, and you absolutely nailed it. Now you’ve got the award to prove it....
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    Thanks for the feedback, guys. And sorry I’ve...

    Thanks for the feedback, guys. And sorry I’ve been AWOL for a while. Bit of a combination of life, work, and mojo. Not mojo generally, just mini painting mojo. Hairster, this is a ZABAART figure, as...
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    Great looking piece so far. You’ve really drawn...

    Great looking piece so far. You’ve really drawn attention to those massive murderous fists!
  76. Looking great, Eki. The colors on that get up are...

    Looking great, Eki. The colors on that get up are looking luscious.
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    What an awesome project. Truly amazing. The one...

    What an awesome project. Truly amazing.
    The one with the dreadnought’s not too bad, either.
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    ​Love that conversion. I admire how you’re...

    ​Love that conversion. I admire how you’re pushing yourself in that direction.
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    I love those little dweeby guys! Looking great,...

    I love those little dweeby guys! Looking great, BaM!
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    ​Very fine painting, Phil!

    ​Very fine painting, Phil!
  81. Thread: 10 balls WIP

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    It looks like he’s growing in a vat. This seems...

    It looks like he’s growing in a vat. This seems very different for you and I like the heck out of it. Outstanding painting!
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    Great job, bud!

    Great job, bud!
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    ​Fantastic result!

    ​Fantastic result!
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    This scene is looking excellent. Wherever you...

    This scene is looking excellent. Wherever you place your minis, you should have a very dramatic diorama.
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    I figured I’d better paint something, and this...

    I figured I’d better paint something, and this fellow was primed & ready to go, so I splashed a little paint on there. I can’t decide whether I like this bust or not, to tell the truth.

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    Great stuff with the foamcutter, and it looks...

    Great stuff with the foamcutter, and it looks like you have a really cool base underway.
  87. Thread: Sik’s WIP

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    Love how big you've gone with this one, Sik. So...

    Love how big you've gone with this one, Sik. So far your ambition & courage with the brush are paying off.
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    ​Looks almost like an illustration. Keep up the...

    ​Looks almost like an illustration. Keep up the bold painting!
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    ​Great work all around, but the sheep still takes...

    ​Great work all around, but the sheep still takes it for me!
  90. Thread: TheLost WIP

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    There will always be another competition you can...

    There will always be another competition you can take it to, and that one will be more satisfying if you bring your best work. I'm eager to see this piece come along.
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    Looking great, BaM-man. Can't wait to see these...

    Looking great, BaM-man. Can't wait to see these guys finished.
  92. ​Great job, bud. You've really done a nice job...

    ​Great job, bud. You've really done a nice job of differentiating all those parts of her outfit.
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    Nice looking demon, bud. His cold blue skin...

    Nice looking demon, bud. His cold blue skin looks perfect with the kind of ice age-y get up he has on.
  94. Thread: Arkaan - WIP

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    Very nice job with Belladonna. Though the color...

    Very nice job with Belladonna. Though the color scheme is bright & powerful, it still looks cohesive.
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    I don’t know what you have planned for the pelts,...

    I don’t know what you have planned for the pelts, etc, but the mostly neutral palette looks very catchy.
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    I shall perhaps add more of both, but here are...

    I shall perhaps add more of both, but here are some tiny bolete mushrooms and a few shoots of grass.
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    ​That is one handsome sheep, pal.

    ​That is one handsome sheep, pal.
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    Hi guys, thanks for stopping in. Graishak, they...

    Hi guys, thanks for stopping in.
    Graishak, they come from Green Stuff World, a British company. If you go over to my website I just posted a picture of the exact punches I used. You can get punches...
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    Still plugging away at this base. There are...

    Still plugging away at this base. There are things I’m not happy with if I regard it as a ‘real’ piece, but it’s been a useful test of the ideas I’m working with, and I’ll continue to try out some...
  100. .She’s so fashion forward I think she needs a...

    .She’s so fashion forward I think she needs a more glamorous gun!
  101. Thread: The Bunker

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    Really cool, Joce, and totally you! Congrats on...

    Really cool, Joce, and totally you! Congrats on making the list, too, that’s a wonderful recognition of your incredible efforts.
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    Oh damn, I love it. Speaker was a brilliant...

    Oh damn, I love it. Speaker was a brilliant idea, like the rest of the project, but the execution really elevates this piece beyond the merely amusing.
    As always, your use of color grabs my...
  103. Thread: MAXXxxx WIPs

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    Hey bud, good to see you. Can you buy the good...

    Hey bud, good to see you. Can you buy the good shades that you like from those you like above, or at least a few of them? If you sampled from all four ranges, perhaps you could identify the brand you...
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    Hi fellas, thanks for stopping by. Glad you’re...

    Hi fellas, thanks for stopping by. Glad you’re enjoying the odd little show I’m running over here!
    So, for all you guys who just can’t get enough WIP shots of dirt painted up to look like dirt......
  105. Looking very nice. I can’t wait to see this one...

    Looking very nice. I can’t wait to see this one all put together.
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    You want that last one? I’ll send it out to you...

    You want that last one? I’ll send it out to you and you can put a mini on there.

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    Here’s another little scene. Figured I might as well do a tree to explain the cool leaves I punch out with...
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    ​I mean what I say and I say what I mean.

    ​I mean what I say and I say what I mean.
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    ​Glorious. Can’t rip off a righteous glam metal...

    ​Glorious. Can’t rip off a righteous glam metal solo without liberal use of the wang bar. Totally rülz, pal.
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    Finished this tiny scene off quickly. I was...

    Finished this tiny scene off quickly. I was mostly interested in trying out an idea for lichen and continuing to work on an effective means to replicate leaf litter on the forest floor. These were...
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    Good job, buddy. Maybe you’ll have a few more of...

    Good job, buddy. Maybe you’ll have a few more of us with you next year!
  111. Thread: Graishak WIP

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    Hey bud, great looking unit. You’ve really been...

    Hey bud, great looking unit. You’ve really been cranking out the pieces lately (something I’ve not been doing!).
    As far as the basing goes, I’ll continue on from what Eki said. I assume the bases...
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    I decided to wrap up the previous scene and move...

    I decided to wrap up the previous scene and move on to the next. These are good little quick projects I can use to practice, experiment, and have fun while still making something that’s pretty cool....
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    Great job with the dread. It’s got tons of...

    Great job with the dread. It’s got tons of personality and vintage kick-assness. It’s hard to imagine a project with more of your fingerprints on it.
    And... you’re making a servitor, obviously.
  114. Thread: Sik’s WIP

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    Nice job with your filthy xenos, pal. The cake...

    Nice job with your filthy xenos, pal.
    The cake topper looks cool, but I can see what you mean about the printing artifacts!
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    Thanks for the feedback, support, and good ideas,...

    Thanks for the feedback, support, and good ideas, gentlemen.
    Lost, good to see you man, I’m eager to watch your latest project develop. Definitely looking cool. I’ve always wanted to try some etched...
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    ​Trippy color/light scheme you have there. He...

    ​Trippy color/light scheme you have there. He looks a little demonic, almost.
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    Love your work. Glad to see you back on the...

    Love your work. Glad to see you back on the forum!
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    ​All the freehand looks terrific, my man.

    ​All the freehand looks terrific, my man.
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    Cool T-Rex. Horn-hat freaks also look nice.

    Cool T-Rex.
    Horn-hat freaks also look nice.
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    Yeah, g0rb, the fern-looking things are the laser...

    Yeah, g0rb, the fern-looking things are the laser cut leaves. I had some actual fake ferns somewhere, but I guess I used them all. They seemed to look a lot better, but still maybe a bit lifeless....
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    Experimentation continues. I’ve tried to add some...

    Experimentation continues. I’ve tried to add some leaf mould. I’m not entirely satisfied with it, but that’s ok. This is a learning piece and I’m going to try some new ideas & techniques out. I’ll...
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    Ready for a mushroom hunt. Obviously this is just...

    Ready for a mushroom hunt. Obviously this is just a start. I’m planning to do a bunch more.
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    I’m waiting for some leaf punches from Green Stuff World so I can experiment with some leaf-based...
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    No doubt those Gitz are hoping to assault my...

    No doubt those Gitz are hoping to assault my peaceful little scene in search of psychedelic mushrumps.
    Here’s a bit of vegetation done. This is sort of an experiment, so some of this may get changed...
  124. I like your funky color scheme. I like what that...

    I like your funky color scheme. I like what that particular shade of green is bringing to the table.
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    Acorns a must, Eki, squirrel or no squirrel. I’ll...

    Acorns a must, Eki, squirrel or no squirrel. I’ll have to find a good way to make them.

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    Production of tiny mushrooms has begun.
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    Most likely nothing, Eki. Maybe a squirrel or...

    Most likely nothing, Eki. Maybe a squirrel or something.
    Here’s a bit of craft paint slopped on with a floppy brush.

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    Here are some cool yellow mushrooms.

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    Those are a preview...
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    It’s been tough to find much time to create...

    It’s been tough to find much time to create anything lately but I’ve got the start of a scene together.

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    It’s now primed and ready for painting & fungal embellishments.
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    ​Looks like a great place to spend many happy...

    ​Looks like a great place to spend many happy hours!
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    Thanks a lot, fellas. I truly appreciate your...

    Thanks a lot, fellas. I truly appreciate your support. It’s such an inspiring experience to see so much fine painting and so many creative ideas, and so exhilarating and fulfilling to see one’s work...
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    Ok, I’ll just say thanks and congratulations in...

    Ok, I’ll just say thanks and congratulations in this thread rather than chasing you guys all around the forum.
    Eki, tough break with judges. I think the fact we all favor the same piece says we’re...
  131. Thread: Kretcher WIP

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    Great project & outstanding basework. The shelves...

    Great project & outstanding basework. The shelves of melting ice are extremely effective. Bravo!
  132. Thread: Sik’s WIP

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    Very nice work. Your attention to detail has...

    Very nice work. Your attention to detail has created a lot of interest.
  133. Thread: Sik’s WIP

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    Looking very nice. I’m rooting for you to get...

    Looking very nice. I’m rooting for you to get this ambitious project done in time for NOVA. So I can see it!
    I think the hair is fine, but the horns are making everything look the same. I’d flip the...
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    Hey bud, welcome to the site. Thanks for sharing...

    Hey bud, welcome to the site. Thanks for sharing your efforts. You’ve definitely got a few good looking minis to show off. As you improve, you’ll be able to look back at these and say ‘why did I...
  135. Thread: Graishak WIP

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    The big ghostmobile thing looks cool. I expect...

    The big ghostmobile thing looks cool. I expect something suitably spooky on that mass of roiling ectoplasm below.
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    Give me the story/idea behind the skyscrapers...

    Give me the story/idea behind the skyscrapers reflected in the boot! ‘General glam-ness’ or something more?

    Also, that sneaky little bit of white you used to frame the zebra stripelets really...
  137. I think the addition of even a single tuft on a...

    I think the addition of even a single tuft on a higher level makes a significant improvement to the overall base. You be the judge on whether further additions would improve upon or detract from what...
  138. It’s pretty bright, Phil! 75317 That’s from my...

    It’s pretty bright, Phil!
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    That’s from my walk this afternoon. Very good Nature around here.
  139. Kind of you to say that, Graishak, and very nice...

    Kind of you to say that, Graishak, and very nice to hear. I’m very much a learner like everyone else, though, and proudly deny any mastery. I hope my bases in five years put my current efforts to...
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    You've all been admiring Andy's virtuoso...

    You've all been admiring Andy's virtuoso treatment of the rust on this model, why not head over to ToadChapel and learn how he did it?

    Thanks, Andy!
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    Head on over to ToadChapel for our latest...

    Head on over to ToadChapel for our latest tutorial, a must-see breakdown of the technique AndyG used to produce the gnarly NMM rust on his wonderful new Black Crow Wraith.
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    Haha, that’s obviously what he’s on about! ...

    Haha, that’s obviously what he’s on about!

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    Mushrumps added.
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    The warm/cold contrast really jumps out at you...

    The warm/cold contrast really jumps out at you due to the extremely limited color scheme. I’d say you hit the mark on that, given what you wanted to pull off. The only thing I’d change about the...
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    I think your solution has improved upon the...

    I think your solution has improved upon the original design. The image I have of him essentially tangled/bound in a web of pipes, cords, chains, wires, etc is great. It will help fill the large space...
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    Thanks, bud. Always love to get your feedback. ...

    Thanks, bud. Always love to get your feedback.

    Here’s more in the way of plants. I painted the moss and added grass & flowers. I’m not sure if this is as far as I’ll go or not. Probably have room...
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    The hands need work. Astounding painting,...

    The hands need work.

    Astounding painting, Bailey. I think you’ve got this whole light placement pretty well down. Is this guy going into a huge pirate orc diorama at some point? Because I seem to...
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    That’s better. Somewhere between the Shire &...

    That’s better. Somewhere between the Shire & Mirkwood, ecologically speaking. More plant life to come.

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  148. Really cool idea with the painter. Stealable even.

    Really cool idea with the painter. Stealable even.
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    Thanks, as always, for the feedback & support. ...

    Thanks, as always, for the feedback & support.

    I’ve not been entirely idle these last few weeks. Elvis Brandybuck (Thanks Kuribo) is moving onto a base all to himself. I’ve just attached him this...
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    A glove, or even a plastic bag over your hand...

    A glove, or even a plastic bag over your hand will help with that, there, bud. Unless you just took a job in a coal mine, in which case congratulations.
    Base looks nice & compliments the figure well.
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    I’m eager to see your larger project unfold.

    I’m eager to see your larger project unfold.
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    Welcome. I’d say it looks great, except for those...

    Welcome. I’d say it looks great, except for those filthy T’au climbing all over it.
    Do you plan more of this sort of project?
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    Looking good. These are good projects to get a...

    Looking good. These are good projects to get a lot of practice in working to a (self-imposed) timeline.
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    Looking great! could you cast the cog and put...

    Looking great!
    could you cast the cog and put one on each side, then retain your original idea of having the chain coming out of them?
  155. Thread: 10 balls WIP

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    You always achieve such great personality in your...

    You always achieve such great personality in your critters. Keep up the fantastic work!
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    Happy birthday, BaM! Hope Janet’s taking you out...

    Happy birthday, BaM! Hope Janet’s taking you out somewhere special.
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    Lots of cool projects lately. I particularly like...

    Lots of cool projects lately. I particularly like that fellow with the book a few posts back.
  158. Thread: Graishak WIP

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    ​Completely kick ass.

    ​Completely kick ass.
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    Absolutely hideous!

    Absolutely hideous!
  160. Thread: The Bunker

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    ​That looks very cool. The choice of colors is...

    ​That looks very cool. The choice of colors is great.
  161. Thread: Graishak WIP

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    Sweet project. I think a bit more highlighting...

    Sweet project. I think a bit more highlighting would help things stand out a more clearly.
  162. Thread: Kretcher WIP

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    Looking good. Cold metallics look very sharp...

    Looking good. Cold metallics look very sharp against that warm skin tone.
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    ​Horribly good. Love those google eyes.

    ​Horribly good. Love those google eyes.
  164. Thread: 10 balls WIP

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    ​I agree with BaM, your duels are fantastic. The...

    ​I agree with BaM, your duels are fantastic. The satiny red looks great.
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    All aspects of this model are out of sight. The...

    All aspects of this model are out of sight. The metals are stupendous, and the drab colors set off his little ornaments perfectly. The shield is wonderfully restrained. I love it.
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    Awesome idea. The backpack, in particular, looks...

    Awesome idea. The backpack, in particular, looks great!
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    Extremely grimdark! Love the idea.

    Extremely grimdark! Love the idea.
  168. Haha, lost in the Warp!

    Haha, lost in the Warp!
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    Congrats, bud! You know, it might be...

    Congrats, bud! You know, it might be 12”x12”x12”... I think you could go second level and fit a few more in there!
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    Thanks Eki. I hit him with a few fleshtone glazes...

    Thanks Eki. I hit him with a few fleshtone glazes to address the purple tint. And yeah, there’s purple on there!
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    Wow, that’s tough. I won’t try to parse the...

    Wow, that’s tough. I won’t try to parse the result, but a silver medal does an injustice to your work. It’s easy to say that the award isn’t important, or that the true reward of the effort is...
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    Well, I ended up repainting more or less the...

    Well, I ended up repainting more or less the whole face. I’m not sure if I’ve improved it any, but I think perhaps he looks a little more hobbit. It’s not perfect, but neither am I. I’ll put a few...
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    Stallar painting & modeling, Hairster. I love the...

    Stallar painting & modeling, Hairster. I love the little dribbles of ooze which tie the monster to the base. The purple chitin stands out beautifully. I very much wish I could hold this one and...
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    Yeah, let’s see these other views. That’s a...

    Yeah, let’s see these other views. That’s a complex project!
  175. Thread: Graishak WIP

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    Great conversion & excellent choice of beaches....

    Great conversion & excellent choice of beaches. Can’t wait to see your inspired next project. Glad the Muse was whispering in your ear as you soaked up the sunshine!
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    Thanks for the feedback, guys. I love to hear...

    Thanks for the feedback, guys. I love to hear from you.
    Gino, yes, that’s a big part of the attitude, trying to incorporate mistakes in the process rather than fear them as disasters from which...
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    Thanks for the tip. I had a look through their...

    Thanks for the tip. I had a look through their range and it looks pretty great. I love dwarves, too! I’m trying to discipline myself to paint the minis I already have, or I’d blow up the budget over...
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    Thanks for the kind words. This guy took a while...

    Thanks for the kind words. This guy took a while to lift off, but he’s coming along pretty well. Here is a shot with the metallic sections complete & a nifty little jewel in his scabbard. You can...
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    Seems like he’s a popular mini again. I’ve...

    Seems like he’s a popular mini again. I’ve painted two and really enjoyed it both times. I really like your version, especially the armor! Good luck in the competition.
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    I really love your ODD. The veins on the hand are...

    I really love your ODD. The veins on the hand are wonderful. He’s a very personal creation, but one that all can admire.
    I’ll be interested to watch that dwarf come along. I’ve never heard of Durgin...
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    I think you should do an ‘Ogre Battle...

    I think you should do an ‘Ogre Battle’ duel as a tribute.
  182. Thread: Arkaan - WIP

    by SaintToad
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    So with Sister Amalia finished, will you be able...

    So with Sister Amalia finished, will you be able to work on anything? Maybe not painting, but some thing else perhaps, while your finger heals? Hope you’re doing well!
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    Looking nice & nurgly. Especially for a 10 year...

    Looking nice & nurgly. Especially for a 10 year hiatus. The pale skin with the purple bruising is very effective.
  184. Thread: 10 balls WIP

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    Must have been some very stiff competition. Your...

    Must have been some very stiff competition. Your piece was very impressive, both the model itself and the basing. Glad you had fun.
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    Glad the article had been helpful. Your version...

    Glad the article had been helpful. Your version of that great mini is coming along nicely. That combination of all the secondary colors is my favorite!
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    Sorry, can’t help you with the resin. But the...

    Sorry, can’t help you with the resin. But the tree & butterflies look great!
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    Very nice start, bud. I’d just say to be sure to...

    Very nice start, bud. I’d just say to be sure to desaturate some of your colors. If that cloak stays along the lines it’s going, that will be a good thing.
    I like the little red gemstones. They pop...
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    That's a great​ idea!

    That's a great​ idea!
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    Textiles & leather on my hobbit adventurer are...

    Textiles & leather on my hobbit adventurer are getting along.

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    Hope everyone’s having a happy & hobby-filled weekend.
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    Looking great, BaM-man. As you clean them up it...

    Looking great, BaM-man. As you clean them up it actually makes the gore stand out more starkly.
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    If I had to be rent limb from limb by an enormous...

    If I had to be rent limb from limb by an enormous bugoid monster, I would definitely choose this lovely critter to do the job.

    Fabulous job. You’re a master of paint blobbing.
  192. Thread: Arkaan - WIP

    by SaintToad
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    Maybe instead of a metal rod they can use a...

    Maybe instead of a metal rod they can use a wooden rod with little hairs at the end.
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    ​He’s like an art professor, this guy!

    ​He’s like an art professor, this guy!
  194. Looks like it did th trick, Eki. If I can give a...

    Looks like it did th trick, Eki.
    If I can give a bit of advice for when you attack the real base, I’d suggest you wrinkle some of the straight lines, avoid right angles against the pedestal, vary...
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    Thanks a lot, guys. I always appreciate feedback...

    Thanks a lot, guys. I always appreciate feedback & support.

    And thanks to all you folks who have checked out the great new tutorials on ToadChapel!
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    A big forest of those trees will look great. And...

    A big forest of those trees will look great. And make for some terrific glamour shots of your LotR minis!
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    Love that color you’ve chosen for the armor. And...

    Love that color you’ve chosen for the armor. And you’ve got a nice mix of smooth blending and roughed up surface, which I know you favor.
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    Can’t wait to see the whole critter put together!

    Can’t wait to see the whole critter put together!
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    Hobbit Elvis!

    I’ve also been busy working on my own project, hobbit Elvis:

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    I’ve been wrestling with him a bit, but still having fun.
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    Flattery? I love flattery! Just for that,...

    Flattery? I love flattery! Just for that, here's a tutorial by 10Ball on how he makes the amazingly expressive trees you've seen in his work, including his latest spooky masterpiece!

    Seriously,...
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