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    Just buy actual wet pallette paper if you want to...

    Just buy actual wet pallette paper if you want to know it'll work. It's not really cheap but at this scale you'll get years' worth in a pack... put it on a folded wet paper towel in a flat wide...
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    ... and don't worry about how "good" your first...

    ... and don't worry about how "good" your first bunch of paint jobs are. Being exposed to the best painting skills in the world can make anything you do feel like rubbish. Still does sometimes, for...
  3. Wow I totally missed this due to "forum...

    Wow I totally missed this due to "forum inactivity"... Sorry to hear about your ongoing ordeal, DR... hang in there. You obviously have a lot of people rooting for you :)
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    Wait... a post from IPM? It's like the old days!...

    Wait... a post from IPM? It's like the old days!

    As for fails, I can't say I've ever ruined a model, but I have spilled blue acrylic paint on my carpet, which is pretty bad. Water cleanup does...
  5. There's nothing wrong with doing this, and these...

    There's nothing wrong with doing this, and these examples are AMAZING special effects (great use of forced perspective on the amphibious scene). But no, it does not show off the paint job itself...
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    You could probably make a press seal yourself out...

    You could probably make a press seal yourself out of um... I dunno. Greenstuff? But yes, signing your work is a great idea, especially if you regularly sell pieces and are even halfway competent.
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    Wow... that is not great value in comparison to...

    Wow... that is not great value in comparison to my dollar store spice shaker and my wife's hair dryer. Total cost about $51 and she can also dry her hair.
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    Alas, the only solid way to have scientifically...

    Alas, the only solid way to have scientifically legitimate Z's is to explain them as being still alive, but reduced to a violently feral mental state by a disease (which, like rabies or...
  9. IMO this isn't even the most "pin-uppy" of the...

    IMO this isn't even the most "pin-uppy" of the Sophies, given that they're all basically pin-ups :) I have the cowgirl version and it's probably one of the cheesecakiest figures in my display...
  10. My problems are a snacking compulsion, a poor...

    My problems are a snacking compulsion, a poor work ethic and chronic anxiety about major life decisions. I'm interested to hear how Instant Mold will help with those, because all I've managed to do...
  11. It goes without saying that you have to post...

    It goes without saying that you have to post these once they're painted. Or maggots will fall on your head.
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    That steampunk orc is cute! IMO steampunk works...

    That steampunk orc is cute! IMO steampunk works best when it's a little tongue-in-cheek and this guy fits that perfectly. The bowler hat? Amazing. And his trousers are even pressed!
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    Of all the things to give to a monkey......

    Of all the things to give to a monkey... FFFFUUUUUUUU...

    Great little mini!
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    My Sheppard in Mass Effect looked like Trejo. ...

    My Sheppard in Mass Effect looked like Trejo. Makes everything more awesome!

    Anyone wanting a "Buffy the Slayer" character can use the obvious figure from Hasslefree, or the similar one from CMON.
  15. As people have said... the gift is now the...

    As people have said... the gift is now the recipient's, and they can do what they like with it. Of course, it's pretty disrespectful to treat a handmade gift poorly, but ignorance of how much work...
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    Poll: THIS... and no, ridiculous amounts of fussy...

    THIS... and no, ridiculous amounts of fussy detail or a sword ten feet long do not constitute character. Nor do bare breasts, or yet another muscly guy yelling and waving $weapon.

    Also, your poll...
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    A remarkable project! And the end product looks...

    A remarkable project! And the end product looks great so far! You must be proud :)
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    Can't Sheppard look... like pretty much anybody? ...

    Can't Sheppard look... like pretty much anybody? "My" Shep (played the game for a whole hour at my bro's house) was as close to Danny Trejo as I could manage in the game's character creation module....
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    Oh jeez... that is the understatement of the...

    Oh jeez... that is the understatement of the year. I'm only posting now because the wee nugget is asleep... for now. I got a good painting session in this morning... at 5 am, before I went to work....
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    Welcome. Glad you announced your arrival by...

    Welcome. Glad you announced your arrival by posting some pics right away... I approve :D

    Hmm, perhaps we should have a "new members" forum here just for these threads...
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    Cassar, that looks like a two-person PostSecret.

    Cassar, that looks like a two-person PostSecret.
  22. Monique is a great figure, I really enjoyed...

    Monique is a great figure, I really enjoyed painting it myself. You managed to make her quite paladin-y with those colours, despite her bat-themed "bad guy" armour.

    Oh wait... I meant to say that...
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    Amazing! Your sculpt is a dead-on tribute to his...

    Amazing! Your sculpt is a dead-on tribute to his style.
  24. Thread: 1 year

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    It's changed quite a bit over the years, but I...

    It's changed quite a bit over the years, but I think it's still a great community. As they say on Reddit, happy cake day!
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    My face while reading this post:

    12266
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    Just abandon it. The system is full of old...

    Just abandon it. The system is full of old accounts with no pics and four posts.
  27. The Lyndie England figure is a crap sculpt...

    The Lyndie England figure is a crap sculpt obviously being sold "for the lulz" as I can't see it having any real gaming or collecting value. The slave figure with Yulia Tymoshenko's head from the...
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    For the record, the Swedes were not short-changed...

    For the record, the Swedes were not short-changed when it comes to HQ minis. The ones here are exactly the same. I converted my Skeletor by sawing him off the attached HQ base and beefing his feet...
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    What? I said no disintegrations! Seriously...

    What? I said no disintegrations!

    Seriously people, the Mini Exchange is a lot of fun, and can help broaden your painting horizons if you are in a rut. Just make sure to clear new participants...
  30. Or imgur even (used by a lot of people to post on...

    Or imgur even (used by a lot of people to post on Reddit). It's ridiculously easy to use, but I assume the pics are only hosted for a limited time.
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    Hey, happy belated birthday!

    Hey, happy belated birthday!
  32. SOPA/PIPA/whatever IP issues and mini websites

    I know asking non-lawyers for legal advice on the internet is akin to asking for legal advice from a pack of dingoes, but how possible would it be for a hobby company to threaten websites with a...
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    I wholeheartedly endorse the Heroclix route......

    I wholeheartedly endorse the Heroclix route... it's what I did and not to brag but I think it's one of my better paint jobs. I even had an extra of the figure (from Free Comic Book day one year,...
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    Oh come on, it's not like they're pixelating...

    Oh come on, it's not like they're pixelating Michaelangelo's "David" or the "Wet Nurse" or some other timeless great work of art. It's just so people who surf CMON from work don't get fired.
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    Ah the internet hate machine. DO NOT TAUNT HAPPY...

    Ah the internet hate machine. DO NOT TAUNT HAPPY FUN BALL.



    I don't know if an autism-spectrum person would necessarily think of that. I suspect he's just what kids these days call a...
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    It's the "cigar". LOL, NOW CAN'T UNSEE You're...

    It's the "cigar". LOL, NOW CAN'T UNSEE

    You're off to a good start, SarahHawke, you can add my vote to the side of "painting single display minis is fun!" That's pretty much all I do, and it...
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    Lucky you. Given my romantic prospects in HS,...

    Lucky you. Given my romantic prospects in HS, I'd have been happy to date her. Side benefit would be that she could have protected me from certain overly-aggressive individuals :D
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    freakinacage, I was about to suggest the same...

    freakinacage, I was about to suggest the same thing! I think "Skunk" would make a great space janitor somehow; name him "Roger Wilco" for some retro gaming lulz. Only problem is his hands sculpted...
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    Merry Christmas, to those who celebrate!

    Merry Christmas, to those who celebrate!
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    This is why I never pre-order anything. Small...

    This is why I never pre-order anything. Small companies can screw up and you're out the money until they get sorted out (if ever)... and big companies sometimes just decide to screw you for their...
  41. I like it! He's got... panache.

    I like it! He's got... panache.
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    CMON couples are always the cutest...

    CMON couples are always the cutest...
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    They're lucky they weren't asked to contribute to...

    They're lucky they weren't asked to contribute to a lavish gift for a senior executive, or informed that anyone not invited to the Christmas party have just been downsized. Some employers really...
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    Easy to use, but I'd say tough to master. I got...

    Easy to use, but I'd say tough to master. I got good results duplicating textures and some space marine shoulder pads as a test, and some other parts of miniatures... but anything seriously...
  45. Huh, I don't think I've ever seen an already...

    Huh, I don't think I've ever seen an already painted model resurrected this way, at least not here. Great work, and clever use of the great knarloc in a different scale.
  46. I was just thinking... what would this reporter...

    I was just thinking... what would this reporter think if she'd seen WW2 war gamers happily playing with their Axis forces? Little SS panzer divisions or fascist Italians all lined up in a row. Or...
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    Hey WF, welcome back, though I know you never...

    Hey WF, welcome back, though I know you never really left...

    I was like "what's 'XD' stand for?" :)
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    Sums up my life these days:

    Sums up my life these days:
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    Different gallery view orders?

    I've noticed that the gallery link in one's profile is to their gallery ordered by "Rating: Descending". Is there any way to change this to "Most Recent"? My highest-scoring minis are years old...
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    Thanks for the nod. I try to contribute...

    Thanks for the nod. I try to contribute constructively here... except when I revert to making cheeky comments on people's minis ;) I myself have gained so, so much from this community since around...
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    If we internet painting grognards weren't all so...

    If we internet painting grognards weren't all so hung up on everything being perfectly blended simulations of shadows and highlights, I'd say "paint them black and gloss coat them". That would be...
  52. Thread: Hello

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    Welcome! Imagine life before the internet......

    Welcome! Imagine life before the internet... "Wow, the best painter in town just taught me 'drybrushing'. My minis look so much better now." I'm not going to lie, this site improved my painting...
  53. And this sums up a big part of why gaming has...

    And this sums up a big part of why gaming has kind of cooled for me. Now that I have a real life to pay for I can't remotely justify trying to keep up with the ridiculous hardware reqs that most of...
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    Well to be fair, your sculpts tend to be unique...

    Well to be fair, your sculpts tend to be unique character minis... if you had to make unit builder troops with three arm poses but generic faces you'd probably want to cut as many corners as you...
  55. I don't think it distinguishes between votes from...

    I don't think it distinguishes between votes from paying and non-paying members. It just distinguishes between voters who are logged in, and those who are not. For the record, I DO try to vote...
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    Sticky: Looks like Grenadier early-90's style and the G02...

    Looks like Grenadier early-90's style and the G02 mark confirms this.
  57. This has been noted many times before, but double...

    This has been noted many times before, but double mold lines can also be the result of the master cast not being fully cleaned up before being used to make the production molds. Not common, except...
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    As are modern GW plastics. And the results can...

    As are modern GW plastics. And the results can be amazing, to my and others' bafflement.

    I have to say that much of Scibor's stuff seems overwrought and ludicrous looking to me... but that''s an...
  59. Yes, it looks "good" (ie. nauseating). ...

    Yes, it looks "good" (ie. nauseating). Dullcoating the heck out of everything is often overrated...
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    I think replicating this entire sculpt with...

    I think replicating this entire sculpt with Instant Mold (polycaprolactone) will be very difficult. It's not really intended for that, and in my admittedly limited experience with it, it's hard to...
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    Hmm, I bet if they had put a modern diesel in it,...

    Hmm, I bet if they had put a modern diesel in it, it'd purr like a kitten, you could drive it past a daycare and wake nobody up ;) I wonder if you could get one to run as an electric hybrid? And...
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    A great painting, as always. And cute! The...

    A great painting, as always. And cute! The colour contrast is an excellent touch, for sure.
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    Jeez, Mike :( I hadn't heard this story yet. ...

    Jeez, Mike :( I hadn't heard this story yet. Sorry to hear that.
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    Nice sculpt! Also, LOL @ Joseph Ducreux as an...

    Nice sculpt!

    Also, LOL @ Joseph Ducreux as an avatar ;) "My difficulties number four score and nineteen, but verily a mistress 'tis not one"
  65. I don't think comment scores are votes per se. ...

    I don't think comment scores are votes per se. You'd still have to vote using the voting scale, to affect the score. And I think the "system" averages multiple votes from the same user, somehow.
  66. Safe and sound :) Welcome back!

    Safe and sound :) Welcome back!
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    Ahhhh, no. I am shocked, shocked! Or something,...

    Ahhhh, no. I am shocked, shocked! Or something, lol

    Sadly, climbing is one of those things that I just don't have time for anymore (even before the baby)... I'm hopeful for painting, but not...
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    Ha, Adobe secretly love it when people do this. ...

    Ha, Adobe secretly love it when people do this. Every impoverished wannabe designer or student who uses pirated PS is reinforcing their market share.

    Unless Rackham used Apple-like super security...
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    Haha, ouch. I'm pretty weathered already, it...

    Haha, ouch. I'm pretty weathered already, it feels like. I'm not too manly to say I'd love to have skin like this kid has.
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    No Such Agency's latest "creation".

    Audrey
    530 mm

    8765

    Finished with a lot of help with my wife, unlike previous projects ;) And here I thought SENMM was a test of my patience!
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    Love the oily look!

    Love the oily look!
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    Slaanesh and Templar: theirs was a forbidden...

    Slaanesh and Templar: theirs was a forbidden love... Amazing work! The "cake" part is pretty neat in itself, since the inside looks like actual cake. (the cake is a lie?)

    Voted and commented.
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    Amazing! Norse splendor at its best! And having...

    Amazing! Norse splendor at its best! And having just checked out the making-of thread, I'm impressed by your framing skills most of all. You really built it to code.
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    :D You won't regret it.

    :D You won't regret it.
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    Hey, speaking statistically, there was a 5%...

    Hey, speaking statistically, there was a 5% chance you'd actually like the results ;) Beats the time I was researching ruminant vision and GIS'ed "goat see".
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    I pictured waghorn having more beard... Also,...

    I pictured waghorn having more beard...

    Also, good to see that jahminis' dream of running a surf shop on the beach worked out, and well from the looks of it!
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    It's about time we got some non-bearded people in...

    It's about time we got some non-bearded people in here! LOL

    Supervike: ain't she though? And nice too: she just gave me gift cert's to the FLGS...
  78. I've used them a few times, they seem decent...

    I've used them a few times, they seem decent enough. Specifically, coverage was pretty consistently good and colours seemed pretty accurate (if that matters). And my brother's army of FoW...
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    Intimidated?! Nooooo... don't be. You don't...

    Intimidated?! Nooooo... don't be. You don't have to send a whole army, just a few minis! It's not like most recipients will get around to painting all that anyway!

    That said, I'll sit this one...
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    The wife and I camping after our wedding last...

    The wife and I camping after our wedding last summer:

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v484/NSAminis/camping-out.jpg
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    Wut? I was expecting something new and cool from...

    Wut? I was expecting something new and cool from Heresy.

    http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20091126022859/uncyclopedia/images/2/2b/This_Thread_is_Unclean.jpg
  82. Wow... that video trailer was... where did they...

    Wow... that video trailer was... where did they GET that music? And the theme of the figures she was working on was, anyone? No offense to Ms. Haley, she's got an enviable surplus of talent and...
  83. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkGZGPmOcFk Yeah...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkGZGPmOcFk Yeah fairies wear boots and you gotta believe me I saw it, I saw it with my own two eyes...
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    Love the apple pie earrings... those would...

    Love the apple pie earrings... those would probably appeal to my wife (hey, she likes pie).
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    That might be it. It just seems really...

    That might be it. It just seems really cluttered. Or maybe it's just a change to get used to over time. I do notice that with all the info below the thumbnails, my username gets truncated to "No...
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    Wow, look what I started :) I couldn't...

    Wow, look what I started :)



    I couldn't agree more!

    Also, another vote here for making the gallery view a little less crammed. Dozens of images side by side makes it hard to decide which...
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    I'd avoid that one with all the Imperial Guards...

    I'd avoid that one with all the Imperial Guards and the captured Eldar. It generated a little TOO much talk...
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    Ah, the Total Perspective Vortex question. I may...

    Ah, the Total Perspective Vortex question. I may not respond quite the way Zaphod Beeblebrox did, but I do think the sheer vastness of the cosmos doesn't imply any futility for humankind (or any...
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    Site redesign feedback

    I just thought I'd start a thread about the new site design. What do you all like? Dislike?

    The new commenting mechanism for minis is great. No extra window popping up, just type it in and pick...
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    Commented and voted. As I said there, some...

    Commented and voted. As I said there, some bright highlights on the metals... and his beard.
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    Supposedly it also reduces shoplifting by letting...

    Supposedly it also reduces shoplifting by letting aspiring thieves know their presence is noticed (in a way that's indistinguishable from good customer service).

    Big diff between that and trying...
  92. Thread: 16,000

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    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_qgKTGOzBDfE/SY22qWsCZeI/...

    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_qgKTGOzBDfE/SY22qWsCZeI/AAAAAAAABR4/oAq6AZBRrYE/s320/thumb_Neo_Whoa.jpg

    I am impressed... really. And not a word of it was filler either!
  93. Voted and commented! Sidebar: the only...

    Voted and commented!

    Sidebar: the only equestrian minis I've ever managed to paint were LOTR characters (Arwen and Gandalf)... They made great gifts!
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    Bingo! At any rate that's how I've always done...

    Bingo! At any rate that's how I've always done it. The other way around is well-nigh impossible, without superhuman hand-eye coordination.

    Nice work on the assassin; I had this mini for years...
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    I'm surprised nobody has suggested constructing a...

    I'm surprised nobody has suggested constructing a spray booth. With a little fan to exhaust it, it'd be a bit of work to build, but not prohibitive.
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    Well a lot of people here have painted...

    Well a lot of people here have painted "Heroquest" figures, which are technically from a board game! The question I would have is, are these pieces typically made of a plastic that accepts paint...
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    All else aside (because I'm not awake enough to...

    All else aside (because I'm not awake enough to provide good technical critique), Joker Elf? Hahahahahahaha...
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    IMO, only the very top highlights of flesh should...

    IMO, only the very top highlights of flesh should be pure white. Think of those as the shiniest spots from skin grease. Don't overdo it so your grungy cultists look like they have baby skin...

    ...
  99. Einon: yeah... I remember those... A GIS of Chris...

    Einon: yeah... I remember those... A GIS of Chris Foss was instantly recognizable! My favourite was always Vincent DiFate, though, even when the illustration didn't have anything to do with the...
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    I'd say "better safe than sorry" but this sounds...

    I'd say "better safe than sorry" but this sounds like a lot of work for you :P Still, given that malware could easily destroy the internet as we know it... maybe worth it in the end. Keep up the...
  101. Jesus that art even makes Rob Liefield look......

    Jesus that art even makes Rob Liefield look... well, less terrible. It's like a technical, but not talent/quality, progression of the kind of things schoolboys draw in their binders.

    Then again,...
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    It still boggles my mind that this sort of thing...

    It still boggles my mind that this sort of thing makes anybody any money. But I guess if you make them in China, there's ~ 0% chance of being sued, and you can always sell them to cheap gamers with...
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    Horizontal line fail :D Nice figure, it's a...

    Horizontal line fail :D

    Nice figure, it's a shame to steal his arm and send the rest to the bitz box!
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    Basically the same, looks decently ergonomic... ...

    Basically the same, looks decently ergonomic... X-Acto #11 blades should fit it, you'll go through those suckers surprisingly fast.

    As for cleaning them, a little dish soap and a quick scrub with...
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    Maybe their appeal will be based on not whoring...

    Maybe their appeal will be based on not whoring your personal details out to every evil corporation or Russian mafia scammer who pays them a few bucks for it, like FB does. But yeah I still use FB a...
  106. Hey, he didn't show the whole world, just Reddit....

    Hey, he didn't show the whole world, just Reddit. Really just hustling for upvotes ;)
  107. I don't know about their customer service, but...

    I don't know about their customer service, but it's always worth sending the manufacturer an email. That sounds like exceptionally bad product, perhaps it's a miscast or something? At any rate you...
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    Happy belated birthday :)

    Happy belated birthday :)
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    ^ ditto. The Dragon...

    ^ ditto. The Dragon here in Guelph recently moved to a slightly upscale new location (downtown mall) and does a LOT of business in comics, graphic novels and collectibles. Even kids books, comic-y...
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    Wow. Very nice :) I like to think that if I had...

    Wow. Very nice :) I like to think that if I had a lovely area like this to work in, instead of a spare bedroom crammed with excess belongings and a cat litter box, I'd paint more :)
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    Grrr. That is terrible :( Poor (future) child. ...

    Grrr. That is terrible :( Poor (future) child. My wife, and of course how many of my friends, had to grow up with parents who didn't actually like each other and it was in no way fair to them. ...
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    I'd say this is why it's important to communicate...

    I'd say this is why it's important to communicate all the way through the process, so the client knows what is developing. If they see it coming together, then they still don't like the final...
  113. Thread: Batman

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    VERY nice. I'll vote on it when you name it...

    VERY nice. I'll vote on it when you name it properly. See my comment ;)

    /pet peeve
  114. So where's her shirt and armour? No offense, but...

    So where's her shirt and armour? No offense, but this is just prurient nudity for nudity's sake. You could easily have done "sexy" without "big naked tits waving everywhere". This is exactly the...
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    I like that "Darth Sariah" made it to here :) If...

    I like that "Darth Sariah" made it to here :) If she was my daughter that'd be worth a few extra trips out for ice cream (if only to avoid being Force choked).



    How... topical!

    ok, and my...
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    That cat will haunt my nightmares :P

    That cat will haunt my nightmares :P
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    Re: depth of field, one way of fixing this...

    Re: depth of field, one way of fixing this problem is to simply take the macro shots from farther away. At 10 MP or whatever, you should still have a big enough image of the mini to post online, and...
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    I guess "Al" refused her some nookie one time too...

    I guess "Al" refused her some nookie one time too many.
  119. If the paint is DRY... it's dried. It won't...

    If the paint is DRY... it's dried. It won't reconstitute for the same reason that the paint doesn't melt off your minis if they get wet.
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    Well there's always that poor peasant who comes...

    Well there's always that poor peasant who comes with the Warhammer giant. He's running, though, and a bit hard to find if you don't want to buy the whole set.
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    That is really admirable. I like to think that...

    That is really admirable. I like to think that in that situation I'd offer to retire early to make sure a younger worker (family or no) could keep their job... after all isn't retirement something...
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    Well, Sanjay is what? In his early 20's? ...

    Well, Sanjay is what? In his early 20's? Working in tech or some other field where unions are rare? He probably thinks his employer needs him due to his amazing, unique and irreplaceable skills. ...
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    Well, a lot of them decided that after prospering...

    Well, a lot of them decided that after prospering via the benefits of a taxation-funded society, they wanted to pull the drawbridge up behind them. They're now finding out too late what side of the...
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    Is this one of those pervy kits you'll have to...

    Is this one of those pervy kits you'll have to hide if girls come over? :D
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    That's why we do it... and because we buy things...

    That's why we do it... and because we buy things it turns out we wouldn't paint :D
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    TWO non-senders in one exchange? What a...

    TWO non-senders in one exchange? What a disappointment. I'd say the flagging system is there for a reason. Just keep using it the way it's supposed to be used (which I admittedly failed to do this...
  127. Yes, it's nice to see a company willing to comp a...

    Yes, it's nice to see a company willing to comp a customer fifty cents worth of parts, rather than the common practice of pissing them off just to squeeze out a few more bucks of profit. Sadly this...
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    Avram Davidson - "Or All The Seas With Oysters"...

    Avram Davidson - "Or All The Seas With Oysters"

    Read it... seriously. It'll blow your mind.
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    Keep your paints in a caddy in the house and...

    Keep your paints in a caddy in the house and bring them out with you each time. Don't freeze them. I can't imagine it would improve them :(
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    Classic cosplay fail: make a decent costume, but...

    Classic cosplay fail: make a decent costume, but take photos in a location that makes you look like a dork. At least drape that step ladder or something, sheesh.
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    I was annoyed that the site only wanted to show a...

    I was annoyed that the site only wanted to show a tiny pic of each entry. How the heck can I judge that? Your Predator outfit looks nice, however!

    I will say this as well: a lot of Boba Fetts on...
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    It's already been said, but this is actually...

    It's already been said, but this is actually really important. Many of my early minis were painted with extreme care but nothing beyond the base colours. Then I'd see minis at the store that were...
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    Like most of the gods, his personal problems are...

    Like most of the gods, his personal problems are largely his own fault, due to being a real jerkass.

    Amazing sculpt though!
  134. Troll looks very nice, he's a good rich green! ...

    Troll looks very nice, he's a good rich green!

    Do you think the kids are into mini painting specifically, or is it more of a fun creative activity for them to do with you?
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    "Gamer boobs" lol "I don't know what it'd...

    "Gamer boobs" lol



    "I don't know what it'd do to my ego, but I'd spend a lot of time looking in the mirror."
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    ^^ I like the looks of that robot thingy!

    ^^ I like the looks of that robot thingy!
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    http://www.coolminiornot.com/articles/1382-how-to-...

    http://www.coolminiornot.com/articles/1382-how-to-create-scenic-backgrounds-for-your-pictures

    Covers use of the magic wand colour selection tool to select the background, "cut out" the figure, and...
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    But done :) And not that dirty, to be honest. I...

    But done :) And not that dirty, to be honest. I like it.

    I'd better get to work :)
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    It's a bold and different take on Tau, that's for...

    It's a bold and different take on Tau, that's for sure! I like the concept and the technique, but I do agree it needs more contrast. That's probably why, of the eight, I like the white one the...
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    I like the pink building. Is it some kind of...

    I like the pink building. Is it some kind of Slaaneshi Marine Chapterhouse? It could use a little bit of weathering though.
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    Interesting... I regularly take > a dozen shots...

    Interesting... I regularly take > a dozen shots with an actual camera just to get one good one I can post here. And I recently found the Canon Eos Rebel to be sub-optimal for mini photos. So this...
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    I just sent a replacement package to Ritus. Has...

    I just sent a replacement package to Ritus. Has anyone started painting yet? I really need to get going...
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    Wow, that sucks :( It looks great! And has your...

    Wow, that sucks :( It looks great! And has your signature dramatic lighting too :)

    I have dabbled in 2-D painting in the past, but nothing really serious. I took a painting class about a year...
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    Haha, my own Achilles heel. I'd get better...

    Haha, my own Achilles heel. I'd get better scores if I didn't rush things in the last 5% of painting a project and then when it looks pretty good to me...
    ...
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    You were supposed to send to ollie all right....

    You were supposed to send to ollie all right. Reminder: the final list is here.
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    As I said on WAMP, amazing. I can't say I...

    As I said on WAMP, amazing. I can't say I actually like this sculpt, TBH, but the paint job is marvelous. The red is especially well done considering it has no suggestion of pink etc. that would...
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    What? I fart in your general direction! If we...

    What? I fart in your general direction! If we only get one word a week, at least make it a real doozy. I suggest "palimpsest".
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    OK, so I'm very disappointed to say this... but...

    OK, so I'm very disappointed to say this... but it looks like I've been given a reminder of why we have the flagging system.

    bsop, or as he's know in real life, Ben Sopczyk of Glens Falls NY, has...
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    Hmm, no. And I give this place money too! ...

    Hmm, no. And I give this place money too! Probably just a glitch.
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    I think they're marketed as being for WHATEVER...

    I think they're marketed as being for WHATEVER YOU WANT YOUR IMAGINATION IS THE LIMIT. That said, I haven't tried them for paint, but they're decent enough for some greenstuff sculpting.
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    See, I think that argument is unfair (to our...

    See, I think that argument is unfair (to our ancestors). In the past, people had:

    1. just as much interest in explaining the world around them as we do
    2. almost zero light pollution at night...
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    I dunno... a lot were probably painted badly and...

    I dunno... a lot were probably painted badly and eventually thrown out. I have some painted with enamels by my much younger self, good luck getting that paint off for a re-do.
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    Paint the Gear Krieg! :D

    Paint the Gear Krieg! :D
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    These are some of the earliest, if not the...

    These are some of the earliest, if not the earliest that I bought myself. I thought they were sooooo cool, rushed home and painted them with shiny Testors enamels :
    ...
  155. Nice work. He looks really alien (what kind of...

    Nice work. He looks really alien (what kind of "fairies" are these exactly?), but all dressed up to interact with humankind. His platform shoes are a nice touch.

    Paint-wise, the red could use...
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    At least you didn't put "Aesir", they might have...

    At least you didn't put "Aesir", they might have thought it was drugs...
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    Well that's a start. We all have different...

    Well that's a start. We all have different schedules...
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    I suspect that barring any crazy revelations...

    I suspect that barring any crazy revelations about physics, the speed of light is a serious barrier to expedient interstellar travel. Ergo I think it's unlikely that aliens have visited us, and...
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    I never heard anything from bsop, so I'm...

    I never heard anything from bsop, so I'm wondering if my package arrived, or what?
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    "Bulk buy"? Don't let anyone fool you. A whole...

    "Bulk buy"? Don't let anyone fool you. A whole army painted well is probably worth more than the sum of its parts, so to speak.
  161. Amazing effect, AkhRa. I'm surprised nobody...

    Amazing effect, AkhRa. I'm surprised nobody thought of this before.

    I always have trouble with 3D stuff, but I find the trick here is not to try too hard. Just relax and find the middle image.
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    "Wildlife, as Canon sees it" ;)

    "Wildlife, as Canon sees it" ;)
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    :( I suck. I recently joined WAMP just to enter...

    :( I suck. I recently joined WAMP just to enter this contest, and I haven't even decided on WHAT to enter yet. But given my depressing scores lately, I'm not sure what my motivation would be...
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    Great haul! Lots of Chaos in there from the...

    Great haul! Lots of Chaos in there from the looks of it.

    Hopefully bsop will have good news soon...
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    Glad to hear it, for everyone's sake :D And...

    Glad to hear it, for everyone's sake :D And congrats MoF!
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    Best of luck. Your quirky minis are always so......

    Best of luck. Your quirky minis are always so... quirky. I bid on your vampire bowler way back when... didn't win it alas.
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    Silver has a very "white" metallic colour,...

    Silver has a very "white" metallic colour, there's usually no blue tone in it (look at a silver tea pot or something). So resist the urge to NMM with any blue at all. That's all I can suggest.
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    Um... unless your livelihood depends on taking...

    Um... unless your livelihood depends on taking absolutely amazing mini photos... spend half that on a whole other camera, as log as it has macro and adjustable white balance it will do the trick. I...
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    Yes. Somewhat longer than to go the other way,...

    Yes. Somewhat longer than to go the other way, it seems. I'm not sure if it's Canada Post's fault, or just some other thing.
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    Received from Tarrek today: The WHOLE Fellowship...

    Received from Tarrek today:
    The WHOLE Fellowship of the Ring:
    5102

    Some WH40k and Horrorclix:
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    A vintage variety. I think I see old Grenadier and Shadowrun minis in there:
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    Just glue some washers or BB's in the base to...

    Just glue some washers or BB's in the base to give it heft and eventually you'll forget it isn't all metal. :D
  172. The posting gets a "real" URL right away, it's...

    The posting gets a "real" URL right away, it's just not listed yet. So you can pimp it in the forums or the Shoutbox right away if you like. To get that link, just click on the new posting picture...
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    I believe the "textbook" answer is "move every...

    I believe the "textbook" answer is "move every guest into the room # that is 2x their old one, eg. #201 goes to #402 etc. This frees up an infinite number of rooms for the new arrivals." Of course...
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    I'm sure I will... have you seen my gallery? I...

    I'm sure I will... have you seen my gallery? I paint all sorts of things :)
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    It wasn't IN A ROW. Jeez.

    It wasn't IN A ROW. Jeez.
  176. It's a sweepstakes, not a painting contest. You...

    It's a sweepstakes, not a painting contest. You can just enter. I didn't enter on FB because I won't give any apps access to my info. But I'm interested in a non-FB entry method...
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    Normally I avoid topics like this here. But...

    Normally I avoid topics like this here. But honestly, some guys. Wearing a condom will not make your wee-wee fall off. I've done it like, a zillion times and no part of my anatomy has fallen off. ...
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    A cat's his own dog. You have to make them think...

    A cat's his own dog. You have to make them think that coming in was their idea, not something you are desperate for. The soft sell works way better than anything else.
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    I polished up that red version for my friend, it...

    I polished up that red version for my friend, it looked sharp... Anyway you don't have to paint them well by "our" standards (butter smooth blends, SENMM, spectral highlights etc.)... most laypeople...
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    That's okay, I'm not flagged... I've done a few...

    That's okay, I'm not flagged... I've done a few of these before ;)

    I mailed to bsop, and he IS flagged. Sometimes you just have to trust people :)
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    See... I'd have said the orks would make a good...

    See... I'd have said the orks would make a good cartoon. Sidestep the "happily dismembering people" aspect and play up the "dumb, bumbling, irreverent horde who design wacky contraptions" aspect.
    ...
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    A good point... the dark, fairly depressing...

    A good point... the dark, fairly depressing settings of WH/WH40K can be glossed over a bit when selling a new Space Wolves army to an 11 year old(s parents). But how do you make a series of films of...
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    Agreed. And it's not even that hard: ...

    Agreed. And it's not even that hard:

    http://coolminiornot.com/pics/pics7/img416b5d71493f2.jpg

    I did that, and I'm not really that good a painter, so you could totally do it too :)
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    Don't buy the GW tools if others are available. ...

    Don't buy the GW tools if others are available. The GW ones are unlikely to be better.

    noneedforaname: Do the X-Acto saws still cut on the push stroke? I had one of those for ages and it was...
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    Buy full size cake toppers and (re)paint those. ...

    Buy full size cake toppers and (re)paint those. The usually have pretty basic paint jobs to begin with and you can really spruce them up to look nice, since the sculpts are often surprisingly...
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    Ha, this from someone who paints tiny men from an...

    Ha, this from someone who paints tiny men from an imaginary world for fun.
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    Parody is a legitimate defense, but I'm surprised...

    Parody is a legitimate defense, but I'm surprised that a certain knock-off Scooby Gang are not jumped on, since how do you "parody" a goofy cartoon which itself parodies the supernatural genre? ...
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    Sculpting a chain?

    Does anyone know a good method for sculpting free-hanging chains from putty? I've found this excellent tutorial on sculpting chain lying on/hanging against a surface, but it produces a one-sided...
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    Oh don't be like that. How ELSE would you have...

    Oh don't be like that. How ELSE would you have made a human centipede? Besides, it's more like those crazy redneck auto conversions, like where they weld three pickup trucks together to make a...
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    That's better. You'd think people would get it...

    That's better. You'd think people would get it by now.
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    Impressive. Very "old man willow" like and...

    Impressive. Very "old man willow" like and suitably ominous. It still looks a bit clay-ey, but I'm sure the paint will fix that.
  192. Check out the Grenadier Classics...

    Check out the Grenadier Classics from Mega Miniatures. Kind of old-school (and maybe a little under-sized at true 25mm), but these minis were designed when medieval RPG's were the king of the hill,...
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    The Canon Powershot series seem like a reliable...

    The Canon Powershot series seem like a reliable line. I've owned two, at quite different price points, and for what they were I had no complaints. I used both extensively for mini photography too....
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    At least in MY house ;) "F*ggot" is a pretty...

    At least in MY house ;)

    "F*ggot" is a pretty bad word, though I don't recall it even being in that song. I doubt Dire Straits were raging homophobes, so I have to assume its use was satirical...
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    Love the books, love the figures, but I can't...

    Love the books, love the figures, but I can't quite justify adding them to the unpainted pile...

    You did a nice job here, if anything the reds could use a highlight boost.
  196. Purple is such a great colour, don't be afraid to...

    Purple is such a great colour, don't be afraid to pump up those highlights. So, good start! And welcome back to painting.
  197. Put a meat dress over that nudity, it's obscene.

    Put a meat dress over that nudity, it's obscene.
  198. That's some good stuff there. TWO squads of old...

    That's some good stuff there. TWO squads of old plastic beaky marines? If I didn't already have a set, you'd better believe I'd be bidding on those :)
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    I'm sure these are not "Empire Hand-gunners". ...

    I'm sure these are not "Empire Hand-gunners". They only look similar to "Empire Hand-gunners", but in fact are completely original concepts based solely on historical antecedents and the creators'...
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