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    - dark sword miniatures are excellent - ral...

    - dark sword miniatures are excellent
    - ral partha are good if they are still around
    - for gaming the ones released by wizards are okish
    - GF9 had some DnD line
  2. why it may happen: - Spray was not shaken enough...

    why it may happen:
    - Spray was not shaken enough
    - weather was too humid
    - the spray itself can be bad. In my experience this is the most often cause

    you could try to save it with gloss...
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    looks better with magenta than with the blue (as...

    looks better with magenta than with the blue (as it goes better with green).

    At the same time I have to warn you that the mini might become like a clown with too many colors on it.
    Right now it...
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    The gold from those angles (and maybe extra work...

    The gold from those angles (and maybe extra work on them?) are much better. The plate separates much more making the model more readable.
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    yep, beautiful work on the bust. I have no chance...

    yep, beautiful work on the bust. I have no chance in competeing against you in december (if they hold the gg this year)
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    yep, looks great. And I'm happy that you made...

    yep, looks great.
    And I'm happy that you made the pink parts more subtle, they were very harsh on the face before (and not every ogre-ish creature has to be constantly drunk :) )
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    oook, that jungle base is top.

    oook, that jungle base is top.
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    the grot plane looks fantastic as are the others....

    the grot plane looks fantastic as are the others.

    One minor thing about the bust.
    The face looks a bit weird, like it's painted on the front of a pipe and the sides are left out. It's not really...
  9. hi, welcome to the forums. 1. on the paintjob...

    hi, welcome to the forums.

    1. on the paintjob only one: you can push the contrast more (lighter highlights and darker shadows), but in general they look good. Your background as a tattoo artist...
  10. Thread: WTD PS Vita

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    WTD PS Vita

    Hi,

    it's a bit off topic as it's not a mini, but
    does someone have a functioning PS-Vita(+a memcard + usb cable) they don't use anymore and therefore would part with for cheap? (to be honest the...
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    I think I like the waywatcher and the pumpkin the...

    I think I like the waywatcher and the pumpkin the most.
    Now if you'd only have some fallen angels around.
  12. Thread: Dark Sun

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    They might be interesting for collectors. I know...

    They might be interesting for collectors.
    I know the DS setting was my favorite of the Adnd settings.

    Sadly while some minis look ok, most of them really look from the stone ages and are...
  13. Thread: Virus

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    Partial Immunity (like against normal flu) yes,...

    Partial Immunity (like against normal flu) yes, total one (like against some of the 'eradicated illnesses') no. Yes that means it will return year and year again, hopefully with a lesser effect.
    ...
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    it's pretty much the same. Differences: - SC:...

    it's pretty much the same. Differences:
    - SC: matt, not too vivid color
    - SFG: satin (at least compared to the SC range), colors are stronger and completely different, so maybe except a white/black...
  15. Pass on that, could work, could not. In my...

    Pass on that, could work, could not. In my experience most of the Airbrush work gets lost during the part where people strengthen the highlights/shades.

    But an alternative idea:
    - do the initial...
  16. Hi, I think the brown vehicles can work with...

    Hi,

    I think the brown vehicles can work with the Pirotess themed infantry. The browns are different enough.

    As for tools/techs it would be good to know the level you are aiming at.

    simple...
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    Need your help/opinion. Should I? :...

    Need your help/opinion. Should I? : https://www.e2046.com/product/36342

    the funny thing is, that my biggest problem is "where to store it". I don't have anything large enough to store that "mini".
  18. Thread: Kretcher WIP

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    interesting how different it looks compared to...

    interesting how different it looks compared to the original (young) version.
  19. Thread: TheLost WIP

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    yeah, antenna is short. If you can extend it to...

    yeah, antenna is short. If you can extend it to be higher than it closes the frame with a diagonal but even then it is a bit lifeless.
    But I can't really think of anything that would really help.
    -...
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    no crits from me about the skin, the right leg...

    no crits from me about the skin, the right leg looks pretty good, now you only have to do it on the rest of the body. :D

    btw the axe is weird. On the 4.4 and 4.8 photos it looks great (smooth...
  21. Thread: Graishak WIP

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    nice unit there. If I would only have...

    nice unit there.




    If I would only have minis that are waiting for 1 year... I would be happy.
    (worst ones I have are some Confrontation minis that I bought, assembled and primed in 2005 or...
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    Tamiya: maybe it has settled too much? The...

    Tamiya: maybe it has settled too much? The carrier/thinner in sprays tends to be glossy.

    color: iiiii don't know, I like skintones to be more desaturated, but your figure, so your choice. (funny...
  23. uhh, sorry than I can't really help. - postage...

    uhh, sorry than I can't really help.
    - postage from eu to us is painful (according to site cheapest is 16 euro (about 18usd), that's like 1-2 extra blisters depending on price)
    - I don't want to...
  24. Hi, I have 2(+1) questions: - where are you...

    Hi,

    I have 2(+1) questions:
    - where are you located? eu, us, ??? (because of shipping prices and times)
    - which faction are you looking for most?
    (- about what are you willing to give for the...
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    It has arrived and finally got to unbox it. Even...

    It has arrived and finally got to unbox it.
    Even though it's about 40+mm but because of the sitting pose: wow it's tiny .

    Now I have much more respect of the official painting, getting all the...
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    yep, no immunity as it's a new strain. Also...

    yep, no immunity as it's a new strain.

    Also not similar death rates. Influenza has about 0.1%, this one... depends... in South Korea it seems to stabilised at 0.6% (6 times as lethal), on...
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    Gave in and bought a yukari.

    Gave in and bought a yukari.
  28. - both are to make it's flow better. And the...

    - both are to make it's flow better. And the thinner actually makes vallejo dry faster, so no wonder you noticed no improvement/dried fast.
    - What you needed was the "drying retarder".
    Also how can...
  29. I'd too tone down the shoulders to match more...

    I'd too tone down the shoulders to match more with the head (have a similar feeling for the leg too as it's brighter than the head)

    But to make the head/shoulder pop more from the cowl I'd glaze...
  30. Thread: Kingsguard

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    or you could go over them with a cold white...

    or you could go over them with a cold white (armor)/warm white (cloak). But then you'd loose some of the shadows you have because of zenithal highlighting (could be fixed with some...
  31. personally if aiming for an army I'd use: - GW...

    personally if aiming for an army I'd use:
    - GW grey seer spray (light blueish grey + a bit satin, great for the contrast ones, expensive but never had problems with gw sprays)
    - GW contrast paints...
  32. Brushes: not much changed in the last few years,...

    Brushes: not much changed in the last few years, best is still WnN7 and Raphaell8404, No experience with Scale75 brushes but they are supposedly good

    paint: it depends on your brand faithfulness...
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    Testors Dullcote is thinner based, that's why it...

    Testors Dullcote is thinner based, that's why it eats away the oil.

    Use a simple Acryl varnish. After it protects the surface you can hit it with dullcote if you need to (or some ultramatt acryl...
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    I'm not sure what you really want, but if you are...

    I'm not sure what you really want, but if you are looking for where to advertise them:
    - Soc Media (FB, Instagram, Twatter)
    - forums (figureplanet, dakkadakka, etc)
    - you could try companies...
  35. 3 companies come in my mind: - Ral Partha (they...

    3 companies come in my mind:
    - Ral Partha (they did a lot of official ADnD minis in the 80-s and 90-s, no idea if they are still active or not)
    - Reaper (they have quite a few minis that are great...
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    those altervista books/CH-s are funny. Saying...

    those altervista books/CH-s are funny. Saying that scanning them was a lot of work while they only downloaded them. :D

    hmm, this thread reminds me to focus more on painting this year, especially...
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    any army performs good in 300 or 400pt. 3.5...

    any army performs good in 300 or 400pt. 3.5 is/was usually played with 400 though.

    Just beware of summoning (2+ priests that can summon sylvan animae/Ira Tenebrae) and sacred heavy(alahan...
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    I have most of them. They are from 2008 to 2014....

    I have most of them. They are from 2008 to 2014.
    Plus there was one in 2003 that I have not seen in person.
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    sorry to say, but the answer is no....

    sorry to say, but the answer is no.
    Confrontation, Hybrid and CadwallonRpg (not to mention the AT-43 and it's rpg like extension) are all basically dead.

    The Confrontation Classic KS would have...
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    good luck with the GD-hu painting competition.

    good luck with the GD-hu painting competition.
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    no real good way as the Vallejo product is not...

    no real good way as the Vallejo product is not that great.

    The only way I've seen it work:
    - paint the underlying color / undercoat and leave it for a day or so to dry
    - paint the main color...
  42. nice start. I'd tone down the veins a bit with a...

    nice start.
    I'd tone down the veins a bit with a few glazes of the skin color.
    The chest-hip purple could be highlighted a bit more for bigger contrast.

    Sigmar3: GW - Genestealer Cult - Magus
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    that's understandable, the skeletons on the box...

    that's understandable, the skeletons on the box were painted completely differently than how they teach/what they tell you.
    + this is the reason why color recipes from the net mean nothing. They...
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    1. is ok, especially as I checked the plane...

    1. is ok, especially as I checked the plane tickets yesterday and were below 100 euro (instead of the normal 350-ish)
    2. the thing is they may not go there at all (they haven't for the 2017-2018 GD)...
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    I haven't painted anything that's a high enough...

    I haven't painted anything that's a high enough quality. Only did some ttq level things, like a LotR Mahud army and a few simple GW figures (Eldar farseer, Genestealer cult magus, 1-2 others from...
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    some things I saw: "best beginner AB" - in...

    some things I saw:

    "best beginner AB" - in retrospect it's a bad idea to learn to use one, then you buy a good one and have to relearn everything. I also started with a cheap setup but was a bad...
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    I'd need the opinions of you painters. Altough...

    I'd need the opinions of you painters.

    Altough I know I shouldn't buy whole paint sets as I might use 30-40 colors regularly from the 100+ ones (rest is rarely used or not touched at all), but I...
  48. From those I tried the HnS infinity as it has a...

    From those I tried the HnS infinity as it has a .15mm needle and with it a really fine spray. BUT at the same time it can be annoyingly cloggy.
    The HnS Evo is not that fine (comes with a .2 or .4...
  49. from 2 clues it seems that you haven't agitated...

    from 2 clues it seems that you haven't agitated the paint enough and you painted with the acryl medium instead of the pigment (paint).
    The 2 clues:
    - drying glossy (the medium tends to dry glossy)...
  50. That IS a mini holder. Doesn't have to be...

    That IS a mini holder. Doesn't have to be branded.
    Personally I use a pin-vice for this. Or if the base is already glued to the figure, then the GW one.


    have to agree. They are really fine....
  51. thinning: nope, the water hardness doesn't...

    thinning: nope, the water hardness doesn't interfere with thinning itself, BUT you can get some mineral particles you don't want on the surface making it not so smooth (it looks similar to when you...
  52. yes, but first an admin have to set it's status...

    yes, but first an admin have to set it's status from waiting to active.
    After that the image is visible in your gallery and both logged in people and anonymous ones can vote.

    What I'd advise is...
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    well they are your figures, so why not? sure. As...

    well they are your figures, so why not? sure. As long as you like them the way they are they are good.

    -----------------------------------------------------------------------

    At the same time...
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    Hi, if done right, then it's much more time...

    Hi,

    if done right, then it's much more time consuming, than a normal colorscheme army.
    You not only have to get the shading right, but you don't have the help of cold-warm colors, different tones...
  55. you mean something like this? -...

    you mean something like this?
    - https://coolors.co/


    or just do a search for "color wheel" on the app store of your choice.
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    The artwork looks great, too bad the sculpts lost...

    The artwork looks great, too bad the sculpts lost most of the facial expressions and body language, making them quite unemotional and stiff.
    I know how hard/almost impossible it is to transfer...
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    not really, personally I might try with a...

    not really,
    personally I might try with a stronger verdigris (based on the gold/bronze armor + the green in it balances the reds the blue the oranges/yellows), but it might be too much and...
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    this + a color wheel might help in the future:...

    this + a color wheel might help in the future: http://miniaturepainting.co.uk/tutorials/colour-theory/
    There are other good resources on colors to use, but the "color choice" here is enough for most...
  59. do you want to paint it like a space wolf? or...

    do you want to paint it like a space wolf? or like on the pic?
    If I go from the pic you'd need: a few shades of red, few shades of flesh color, some browns (including red-brown, orange-brown,...
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    Hi, first, welcome to the forums. It would...

    Hi,

    first, welcome to the forums.

    It would be good to see the minis you mentioned (uploaded here or with a link to the forum (I see no problem you naming it))

    To your questions:
    - can't say...
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    pointer 1: closest approx seems to be: Black or...

    pointer 1: closest approx seems to be: Black or Kantor Blue base (I'd rather use the blue, but on the pic looks like simply black), highlighted with calgar blue (the blue giving the most of the...
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    can't try if it is like that because the store is...

    can't try if it is like that because the store is closed atm. And the dl page was available through the store.

    Try accessing them again after the august reopen (no idea if it will be 1st or 31st)....
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    possibly bad smelling + toxic.... I think I'll...

    possibly bad smelling + toxic.... I think I'll rather go with the first option, that behaves just like any other transfer sheet from GW or scale models.
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    paintings are in progress, but this week I had to...

    paintings are in progress, but this week I had to make a pause as it's 35-41C (95-106F) during the day (and close even at night...)
    I need to take some pics of : Slaanesh character, some SM, LotR...
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    bad support track record is true. At this moment...

    bad support track record is true. At this moment ASOIAF is promoted, but all others (all KS + Dark Age basically) are basically dead (maybe not Zombidice is an exception, but I don't follow it since...
  66. nah, forget the 2nd variant. It takes too long...

    nah, forget the 2nd variant. It takes too long almost to the point of madness.
    I tried on a few models, but doing the gap filling 5-6 times is no fun at all. And even with the faster drying time it...
  67. yep, with pastic putty it's not really shown...

    yep, with pastic putty it's not really shown that:

    1. you can put on too much, sand it back after it's set completely, then recarve the panel lines and resculpt the details lost in sanding. (this...
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    I think it's the same person DR :) 1. I'd ask...

    I think it's the same person DR :)

    1. I'd ask the seller / company who makes the compressors, more likely to get a good answer from those who make it
    2. my first compressor had a similar problem....
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    Masqurade Miniatures - Pill Bug City...

    Masqurade Miniatures - Pill Bug City (western-steam-horror skirmish game from around 2008, oop now) - Padre Gecko

    according to zinndex.de (...
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    HF is a nice little company, BUT they are having...

    HF is a nice little company, BUT they are having problems with shipping and communication for years now. Last I ordered successfully from them was 3-4 years ago (maybe even earlier).
    I stopped...
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    bit better? Reaper Bones. But I'd rather use the...

    bit better? Reaper Bones.
    But I'd rather use the metal bones line from reaper (better details, easy to strip the paint) for practice.


    Or you can get any (older) metal models you like for...
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    you'd need to put a little blue (in the shades...

    you'd need to put a little blue (in the shades then shade with black in deepest recesses) or blue-grey (shades / base) into it to look better. For highlights a neutral grey then white is ok.

    Some...
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    hi everyone, need a bit of advice on how to paint...

    hi everyone, need a bit of advice on how to paint a dropfleet scourge dreadnought.

    I have 2 ideas in mind, but I can't decide and you may have a better 3rd option.

    So far:
    1. prime it black...
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    If metallic, then you could try the vallejo -...

    If metallic, then you could try the vallejo - liquid metal - old gold. It's a really rich orangey gold. But be aware that it's not really water based, but alcohol based, so no mixing it with other...
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    well you have the most important info already...

    well you have the most important info already (game, year released).

    From what I could find: Dark Age - Forsaken - Reaver.
    But in the new cards it has the name Hephzibah. Belonging to the...
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    It not only not true for miniatures, but not true...

    It not only not true for miniatures, but not true for anything else too.

    When you bought it it became your property and can do whatever you want with it. No TM/IP/R from the company applies after...
  77. Thread: Cool websites?

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    cmon putty and paint instagram / fb / partheon...

    cmon
    putty and paint
    instagram / fb / partheon / etc.
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    it is 100% legal if the unpainted mini was legal....

    it is 100% legal if the unpainted mini was legal.

    Somewhat legal (as long as it is mentioned + depeding on laws of your country) if the unpainted base was an illegal recast (in this case paying...
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    Nice video, thank you for it. At the same time:...

    Nice video, thank you for it.
    At the same time: no need for GW glazes at all. Their choice of colors was weird from the beginning.
    Also they are not going away totally, but are replaced with the...
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    I don't think there is a wrong color for an army,...

    I don't think there is a wrong color for an army, but there are lot's of bad looking color schemes that don't follow basic color harmony.

    An example would be a CSM army of a friend, who painted...
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    The blue puss doesn't contrast with the green...

    The blue puss doesn't contrast with the green enough. Going to a red-redbrown would probably help there.
    or if it stays that blue, than the armor should have brown(orange-brown) shadows in the area....
  82. ohh you threadomancer :) how much time it...

    ohh you threadomancer :)

    how much time it takes to learn to paint: depends on the quality you want. For really basic things a weekenf workshop with a good teacher is enough. Even for display...
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    ... those are always large. I really loved the R...

    ... those are always large. I really loved the R minis, so from just 4 armies (that I collected) I have about 192liters of it (3x 64l box filled ) + some extras.
    hmm if I add all the others I have...
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    they are not that much more expensive than 30mm...

    they are not that much more expensive than 30mm minis.
    Most busts are in the 35-60 euro range with some rare ones going up to the 80-90 range. (for example the Pedro fernandes ones are around 50 (...
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    as CyAniDe said what matters: - distance: try...

    as CyAniDe said what matters:
    - distance: try removing the needle cap and go closer, but be careful not to bend the needle
    - dilution/pressure: you have to try out, but as you go lower in pressure,...
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    1.osl with metallics don't work too well. The...

    1.osl with metallics don't work too well. The metal flakes make it glow in places it doesn't have to. It's much better to stick to reds/yellows (and different shades of saturated greens for the 2nd...
  87. In general: the GW and Conf can go between 15...

    In general:
    the GW and Conf can go between 15 and 30 euro.

    The Ilyad are more rare and somewhere between 50 and 100 seems a price a collector may pay for them.
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    Adam bought an 'expensive' 3d printer( one that...

    Adam bought an 'expensive' 3d printer( one that costs between 10-20k usd) to help with the testing process. All those prints are 100% inhouse.

    at the moment the "KD high" school themed minis are...
  89. I think it would work. Just there is a chance to...

    I think it would work. Just there is a chance to bend the needle as it is sticking out too much.

    Then again, I always take the cap off and never had a problem since I bought the AB.
  90. is it the correct nozzle for the correct needle?...

    is it the correct nozzle for the correct needle? (.5mm nozzle with .2mm needle for example)

    or you might have pushed it too strongly in. Maybe you'll need a nozzle replacement as the hole in it is...
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    change, it's worth it :) pretty much a nice...

    change, it's worth it :)


    pretty much a nice standard acryl. There are some nice colors in there though that are not available in other brands (like some of the colored metallics).


    To be...
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    getting ready for the travel for eastern. I'll...

    getting ready for the travel for eastern. I'll take some of the finished busts with me

    and to have something to paint during next week this:
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    Hope I can paint a believable horse mini :)
    ...
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    looks good at first glance. The...

    looks good at first glance. The shading/highlighting changes a LOT with the figures.
    Gold: may be a pain (t)o work with, but looks pretty good as a base gold. At least based on the glare the...
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    no for the first 2 unless you really want them....

    no for the first 2 unless you really want them.
    - The Game Color line is not too good from Vallejo. OK for general TTQ, but Model Color, Air Color are much better (not to mention other companies)
    -...
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    It being thick is not the problem. One great...

    It being thick is not the problem. One great paint line I tried is the "Schminke Primacryl". The colors are highly pigmented and is the first paintline where I could actually mix a nice purple from...
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    sorry can't really help as it's a first I've even...

    sorry can't really help as it's a first I've even heard of the "Amsterdam Std".

    At first glance(YT videos, reviews) it looks ok, but you'll need a lot more thinning as they seem thick out of the...
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    Don't know how it is in Canada, but after the...

    Don't know how it is in Canada, but after the quality dip around 2010 where every 2nd WnN I bought was bad they returned around 2014 to QC and had no problems with them since.
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    ouch, still about double price (The (by now sold...

    ouch, still about double price (The (by now sold out) No2 for 10,71euro is cca. 16CAD) compared to the German shop I linked.
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    Airbrush: I don't know Badger enough, but for...

    Airbrush: I don't know Badger enough, but for that price you could get a HnS Evolution Solo with an extra Nozzle (a larger one) +needle (for the larger one).
    Funny thing is that there is on AB I'D...
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    I don't know, after shaking the hell out of it it...

    I don't know, after shaking the hell out of it it doesn't look thinner to me, just the same as VMC.
    Not that I really expect it to be different as the manufacturer is Vallejo.

    What I really like...
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    I'd say get the regular 7. The mini is nice for...

    I'd say get the regular 7. The mini is nice for some applications, but worse overall.

    Also how does it cost 30+USD? Does it come in a Ltd box or a box with multiple brushes?
    I ask because where I...
  102. I'd say 4+1 points where you can improve: 1....

    I'd say 4+1 points where you can improve:

    1. color scheme. The figure feels mostly blue with a yellowish skin while the clothes are mostly black-white (with a hint of purple? feels that way)....
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    mehh, pics are as bad or worse than the...

    mehh, pics are as bad or worse than the painting... but as promised:

    Aileen, mostly done. I might add a protective layer of varnish and be done with it
    72722

    Cleopatra, because why focus on...
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    will try to make some photos of the 4 busts that...

    will try to make some photos of the 4 busts that I'm working on / completed.

    in the mean time some interesting pigments/paints: https://culturehustle.com/

    Especially interesting:
    Green and...
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    Not really. You could try hanging them on...

    Not really.
    You could try hanging them on transparent lines or mounting them on transparend rods, but none of those work really well. The supporting structure is still distracting.

    Maybe the best...
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    yeah they are convenient. Then again I quite...

    yeah they are convenient.
    Then again I quite often buy busts/75mm+ figures that are limited and I buy as soon as possible from the creator.
    Or I buy from the creator to support him/her 100% and not...
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    ... well a bit better in price but you have to...

    ... well a bit better in price but you have to fight with your morals, but most of those busts are available from recasters (ebay or other sites) too for around 20gbp.

    ... one more option would be...
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    they are recasts (based on ukraine + price) so if...

    they are recasts (based on ukraine + price) so if it bothers you than they are not the vendor for you.
    But some of the figures are oop, so you may not have any other way of getting them. (personally...
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    not really. Best would be if you could sculpt it...

    not really. Best would be if you could sculpt it yourself.

    Where I'd look: el greco miniatures, but even they are mostly good to find a historical 1/12 figure or bust that you could use as a base...
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    Valandar: that's why I wrote "so you may need the...

    Valandar: that's why I wrote "so you may need the medium only for thinning" :)
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    imho there is a little bit of variation compared...

    imho there is a little bit of variation compared to vallejo/gw paints.
    And that is that it has less binder/medium than those. Because of that there is a minimal variation to those, but easily...
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    normally: - prepare, prime, base,...

    normally:
    - prepare, prime, base, darken/highlight (wash, hl, drybrush, whatever), varnish if you want to protect it (gloss then matt if stronger protection is required).
    So normally you only...
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    while I agree that the scoring could (or should)...

    while I agree that the scoring could (or should) be abolished, but I disagree with the "level is too high, so it's meaningless" part. It's as if you aim for the "all participants get a prize" model,...
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    normally in a day. but depends if the admins...

    normally in a day.
    but depends if the admins have anything else to do in real life.
    Happened with me, that it took a week.
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    it's called Golden Gobbo, so goblin. Design...

    it's called Golden Gobbo, so goblin.
    Design varies from year to year, with the exception, that it's usually an old-school gw style goblin with a brush instead of a spear.

    for me it looks like...
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    Hi, could you attend GD-hu yesterday? and if...

    Hi,

    could you attend GD-hu yesterday? and if yes did you manage to win in the painting competition?
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    spray primer is ok. some ideas on the tribes:...

    spray primer is ok.

    some ideas on the tribes:
    - paint the side of the base to the color
    - paint the figure's clothes to the color
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    I doubt they'll rerelease that box. But if you...

    I doubt they'll rerelease that box.
    But if you can wait until black friday (+a month until it ships) you can buy them at 80% off. (At least it was like that for the last 2 years). For example...
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    yeah, the FAQ books are pricey, but they are...

    yeah, the FAQ books are pricey, but they are worth it.

    Some books I have:
    - Darkson Designs Painting Guide 1 : mostly intermediate level, chapter on a diorama, flesh, nmm. But it'll be hard to...
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    Thanks SaintToad. It's nothing special, just a...

    Thanks SaintToad. It's nothing special, just a few washes and drybrushes to bring out the texture.

    LLemming: soo basically paint them black and edge the skin.

    gorb: Prodos Games, AvP figures....
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    And now the two busts I paint atm. Both are just...

    And now the two busts I paint atm.
    Both are just basecoated and roughly highlighted with an AB. None of them are touched by brush yet.

    For skin I used the nocturna flesh paintset (realistic skin...
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    First some of the things I've managed to paint...

    First some of the things I've managed to paint last year / early this year. Level is mostly ttq for gaming (altough I don't see having a game with them anytime soon).

    Aliens. It's weird how grey...
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    always a good idea.

    always a good idea.
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    About the wings: the transition between the white...

    About the wings: the transition between the white and purple is a bit rough.
    Normally ways to deal with this:
    - add an intermediary color between (you "ghosting" (misting, whatever) the white in...
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    In theory the pressure should average out a bit,...

    In theory the pressure should average out a bit, making pulsing less noticable.
    Then again, if your compressor has a tank it won't be noticable, as that help out already in that regard.


    And at...
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    looks good enough for me. Compressor may be...

    looks good enough for me.

    Compressor may be expensive because of the name, but should work as needed.
    As for the AB: The Eclipse or the Evo are both good. I have an Evo and it's simply wonderful....
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    You forgot Tommie Soule :) Some examples:...

    You forgot Tommie Soule :)
    Some examples:
    http://www.coolminiornot.com/415030
    http://www.coolminiornot.com/350515
    http://www.coolminiornot.com/247737

    Fluisterwood's WIP is also worth checking...
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    sorry, no better suggestion. To be honest I...

    sorry, no better suggestion.
    To be honest I think the yellow-turqoise (blue-green)-purple is a bit unbalanced and not the best. At the same time I have absolutely no idea where to balance it. ...
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    can't really criticise it. Looks pretty great....

    can't really criticise it. Looks pretty great. Only the blade of the first figure I'm not really sold. The armor and the 2nd figure are great.

    depending on what you want I'd say you can remain...
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    thanks for the suggestions I'll look into them. ...

    thanks for the suggestions I'll look into them.


    a pretty off request: if anyone has the game "SAO: Fatal Bullet" on a PS4. Can you help me with the PvP trophy? (basically I'd need to win 5 times...
  131. Basically I'd recommend no sets as they are not...

    Basically I'd recommend no sets as they are not needed at all (you need just like 4 browns going from an off-white through a yellow-brown to some dark brown), but if you really want one, then the...
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    still painting, but sloooowly and mostly ttq on...

    still painting, but sloooowly and mostly ttq on my desk atm (Helldorado sarassins, AvP Aliens, UM Honor Guard), BUT

    I would like to practice some skin + expressions for this I'd need suggestions...
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    yeah, early on, but already better than the best...

    yeah, early on, but already better than the best NMM I've ever done.
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    agree. Even though it's only started and the...

    agree.
    Even though it's only started and the transitions are still rough, but the light-placement... seriously good. I'd accept it even at this state as finished.
  135. Hi, I meant the pics of your paintings. It's a...

    Hi, I meant the pics of your paintings. It's a hard quality where people want low prices, so you have to be either very efficient in painting a LOT of figures or very lucky finding the few willing to...
  136. There is no real best place. You'd need to...

    There is no real best place. You'd need to advertise yourself on multiple platforms + for multiple people.
    What I mean is: spread the word of your commission on:
    - FB (figure painter groups,...
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    yep, we are harsh. But it could help you improve...

    yep, we are harsh. But it could help you improve more if given [b]constructive[b] criticism on the specific figures.

    with the exception of the naga (I'd rate that one higher) the average looks...
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    no idea as I live in the eu and Elmer's is a US...

    no idea as I live in the eu and Elmer's is a US brand as far as I know.

    I use PVA / White Glue which should be the same and I had no problems with it.

    Also a nice reference (snow is in Chapter...
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    there can be 2 causes: - Impurities in the...

    there can be 2 causes:
    - Impurities in the baking soda. There are differences between manufacturers. --> no real way to find a good one except by trying out different ones.
    - It can take up...
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    Interesting list. I'd personally switch the...

    Interesting list.

    I'd personally switch the Raphaell and Rosemary as I find Raph better in quality.
    And I'd pretty much drop GW and AP. Even though they are thought for minis their quality.......
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    well they usually say: thin milk consistency :) ,...

    well they usually say: thin milk consistency :) , but as someone mildly allergic to milk (I drank it last time about 15 years ago) that one doesn't help me at all...

    So what helps me:

    -if...
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    hi, your post is full. So my questions here: ...

    hi, your post is full.

    So my questions here:

    - do you want to keep the figure or just have a go painting it?
    - at what price would you rate the ruby / ar-fienel? (Considering that you'd pay...
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    I think the book from 2011 is meant. eavy metal...

    I think the book from 2011 is meant.
    eavy metal masterclass
    Games Workshop (2011)
    ISBN 10: 1907964320
    ISBN 13: 9781907964329
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    *sigh* I'm envious. Not only I don't really...

    *sigh* I'm envious.
    Not only I don't really have time, but the quality you make is much better than mine now.
    You improved quite a lot since last year, while I just regressed.
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    looks like a wolfen warrior from Rackham, but......

    looks like a wolfen warrior from Rackham, but...
    - I don't remember anything that armored or a musician.

    Conversion from one? maybe.
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    Welcome to the forums. What kind of printer do...

    Welcome to the forums.

    What kind of printer do you use?

    As for Krule: I think he has a Anycubic Photon which costs between 400-500usd slowly getting cheaper and cheaper. (first I heard about it...
  147. They started it 12 hours ago. Luckily for my...

    They started it 12 hours ago.

    Luckily for my wallet: nothing new that I didn't have already.
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    please get some of that off before the silver...

    please get some of that off before the silver paint. As it is it will be too uniform / too much.
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    hehe, I'm completely opposite of KB. The...

    hehe, I'm completely opposite of KB.

    The yellow I just see as a lighter version, the brown one is the randomness I'd expect from an underlayer that will act as rust under the real paint (whatever...
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    that reminds me: warpaints (simple patterns) in...

    that reminds me: warpaints (simple patterns) in different light/bright colors (white, red, yellowgreen). Works well on monsters/barbarians.
  151. there is one on dakka too. but to be honest I...

    there is one on dakka too.
    but to be honest I follow only 3 (or 4) companies for BF:

    - Kingdom Death
    - Prodos (Aliens vs Predator)
    - CMON for some 80% off hadross (like last year, need 3-4...
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    you can play with a few things. 1. saturation...

    you can play with a few things.

    1. saturation of colors: Make some very strong, saturated, the opposing ones muted, greyish.

    2. you can HL the colors much lighter than you think, you just have...
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    hi, eyes: no real tip, just practice it on a...

    hi,

    eyes: no real tip, just practice it on a paper before painting it on the figure.
    In reality anime eyes are really simple. Just make an oval in a dark color in the middle + dark lines on top...
  154. I'll avoid the KS as I've grown to distrust them,...

    I'll avoid the KS as I've grown to distrust them, but please notify, when you'll be selling them at a webstore.

    The "summoning 1" bust and 54mm and the cowboys (both) look like a must buy.
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    hi, I think you misunderstood something. The...

    hi,

    I think you misunderstood something.
    The gloss varnish is used after the painting is done to protect the paintjob (with a few matt varnish coats to cut back the shine). It's not that often...
  156. it shouldn't look like that. Especially with the...

    it shouldn't look like that. Especially with the AP-Antishine which is a pretty good matt varnish normally.
    I tried it on a few figures from a can from a friend, dulled down everything to a nice...
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    Some minis done since April. I'll have to say...

    Some minis done since April.
    I'll have to say comparing them to the older minis I see that I've regressed a LOT in the year (since I paint a LOT less than I used to because of pain/PS4/lazyness/no...
  158. they have a bit more natural color. For example...

    they have a bit more natural color.
    For example the GW blood is stonger and a bit brighter red, than the fresh/dried blood from V, BUT imho the V ones look better.
    --> because of it's...
  159. why minis as payment: because it's a hobby and...

    why minis as payment: because it's a hobby and the customer probably wouldn't pay the price if asked, BUT the a painter wants to try painting it. So instead the painter ask for a mini that he/she...
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    sorry, but to my knowledge any solvent good...

    sorry, but to my knowledge any solvent good enough to get rid of the resin will damage the paintjob even if it was sealed.
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    Design is niceish, but please rethink the staff...

    Design is niceish, but please rethink the staff for the bust. It's not a really good think imo if it reaches under the plynth (too long). I'd either cut it at a point or reposition the arm/hand.
    The...
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    you mean f.e. the bust about 2 pages ago? Looked...

    you mean f.e. the bust about 2 pages ago? Looked good enough to me.
    Actually it looked better than the best shapeways give you.

    Also if the stepping is mostly on large open surfaces, then at...
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    years? probably not. The Anycubic Photon is...

    years? probably not.
    The Anycubic Photon is under 500USD and has a good enough resolution for 1/72 minis or larger. By good enough I mean no visible stepping.

    an example what it can do (furniture...
  164. Thread: Arkaan - WIP

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    - request a replacement from Prodos. - after you...

    - request a replacement from Prodos.
    - after you have a good replacement cut it up for a base / diorama along the line
  165. my eye is getting worse and worse... anyway if...

    my eye is getting worse and worse...

    anyway if it's green, then:
    - shading with a red/redbrown(VAC-HullRed/VAC-TankBrown for example, VGC-SepiaInk if you want to stay with VGC and inks) and...
  166. Simply black and white ? That grey looks pretty...

    Simply black and white ? That grey looks pretty much like a neutral grey.

    But if you want a more colorful shadow/highlights:
    - Dark Blue Gray , Ghost Grey
    - Mahagony , Ivory
    - Dark Blue...
  167. It's because of P3's claim that their acrylic is...

    It's because of P3's claim that their acrylic is sooooo different from any other (the mentioned liquid pigment part). While in reality their paint is the same acrylic as any other (other than they...
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    I asked some better painters and they told me:...

    I asked some better painters and they told me: mostly experience helps.

    That said my way of doing it is what Ritual suggested, so mixes are written down. Also it helps, that for most of the colors...
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    They are not that special, just really light and...

    They are not that special, just really light and strong colors.
    For lava normal colors are enough, altough you might consider the yellow one for the strong light color it has.

    pic: I personally...
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    Little reviving this because this happened: ...

    Little reviving this because this happened:

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/steamforged/horizon-zero-dawntm-the-board-game/description

    The machines look pretty good. It was long ago I...
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    and there is also no real alternative. Putty...

    and there is also no real alternative.

    Putty and Paint is in general the same. You have lots of friends / followers, you'll have good medals.

    FB groups / painting or wargaming forums /...
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    did you also check the number of votes? quite...

    did you also check the number of votes?
    quite often minis get a lot of unjustified 1-s bringing the score down. CMON deletes these about daily (at least it seems to me from my experience) that...
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    mehh, for the price it may be worth a try, but...

    mehh, for the price it may be worth a try, but you better not expect anything from it.

    Compressor looks weak, AB doesn't look well made (and all the concrete info about it, that it's double action...
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    Prodos AvP figures. The predator is one from...

    Prodos AvP figures.

    The predator is one from the Unicast Elder Predators pack. Alien from the Unicast Alien Warrior pack.
    Both look great.

    would you mind sharing how you painted the alien /...
  175. not me. I use the brush soap for maintenance...

    not me. I use the brush soap for maintenance every few months, but other than that I use just plain water. During session and after session too.
    If you have quite a lot of paint after rinsing there...
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    I'd suggest looking through e2046.com-s site for...

    I'd suggest looking through e2046.com-s site for similar figures. Sadly there is no search through features (blue hair, etc).
    Hmm at one point they had the official PVC figures:...
  177. basically matt medium also has a matting agent in...

    basically matt medium also has a matting agent in it. Can kill metallics (makes it look simple grey) or other effects (like the satin look of leather).
    Thinner dilutes like the matt medium, but...
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    There is a little tool called powerpalette from...

    There is a little tool called powerpalette from reaper: http://www.reapermini.com/PowerPalette/

    it gives back the approximate reaper colors, then you'd need to convert it to vallejo (...
  179. you don't really need any of these additives. For...

    you don't really need any of these additives. For acrylics water is enough after you learned to use it correctly (thinning, brush control).
    That said they can help do things faster or can be useful...
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    I'd go as normal skin but with a bit of added...

    I'd go as normal skin but with a bit of added purple.
    So something like: VMC-Ivory (because it's always good to have this in everything), VGC-Hexed Lichen or Imperial Purple (I'd rather use the...
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    altough in most pics I could find they were...

    altough in most pics I could find they were painted as:
    - blue armor
    - bare head / gold head
    - FT shoulderpads + powerpack (black)

    I'd go rather with:
    - FT colors
    - Blue right shoulderpad...
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    was the weathering (scratches on the armor if I...

    was the weathering (scratches on the armor if I see it correctly) painted in with a brush?
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    I've painted a few monochrome minis and I think...

    I've painted a few monochrome minis and I think you need bigger difference in the materials.
    Right now it's really hard to see the details of the mini.

    What I mean is:
    - Arms + face a LOT...
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    They are basically the same as a wash. The only...

    They are basically the same as a wash. The only real difference to secret weapon washes for example is that they are enamel based and require a thinner. (also because of this you have more working...
  185. I can agree on this one. huh? this for me...

    I can agree on this one.


    huh? this for me would mean none of the great paintings are art as they are just illustrations.

    Than again based on how the university's art faculty (where a friend...
  186. Is this art?...

    Is this art? http://assets.vice.com/content-images/contentimage/no-slug/74134277285c307fe96ac7a89f6b096b.jpg

    according to famous artists: yes.

    In that case my minis are art too. Independent if...
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    I used to. Until 2016 Halloween sale when I had...

    I used to. Until 2016 Halloween sale when I had the same exp as you.
    Placed my order around 30th oct. no news(no replies to queries) until january , when they suddenly answered. Apparently my emails...
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    Too many... just too many. Not counting those...

    Too many... just too many.

    Not counting those I put in a box, so I don't see them:
    - Some Nighthaunt and Wych elf figures
    - a AoS diorama
    - 2 KD minis
    - a NMM-gold Ylliad games figure
    - 2...
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    lately the gw gold recipe: retributor armor base,...

    lately the gw gold recipe: retributor armor base, reikland flesh/agrax earth wash, auric gold, liberator gold and stormhost silver highlights.

    even here the first 2 steps(retr. armor, washes) seem...
  190. Thread: Jim's WIP

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    from the pic it doesn't look that thick. I'd try...

    from the pic it doesn't look that thick. I'd try re-basecoating it before doing anything radical.
  191. Thread: Jim's WIP

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    you could simply restart from basecoat. If the...

    you could simply restart from basecoat. If the paint so far is thin enough you won't obscure the details because of a 2nd try. Or you could simply reapply the shading/highlighting.

    simple trick to...
  192. Get the colors you need for your projects from...

    Get the colors you need for your projects from whatever company you want from.
    + some universally useful colors are good to have: black, white (or off white), dark blue/turqoise, dark brown, 2 skin...
  193. for skin: beige red instead of the basic...

    for skin: beige red instead of the basic skintone. Looks better imho.

    steel: VAC pale-greyblue, VAC intermediate blue are nice alternative blueish steel colors
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    likely because the best way to it is using...

    likely because the best way to it is using reference (photos) (or google images) and zenithal highlighting to see where the shadows / highlights go.

    you can also do the same with metallic paints.
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    It's an mk7. So far there is 9.5 versions....

    It's an mk7.

    So far there is 9.5 versions. Mk1-8 and with the new primaris range 10 and 10-Gravis.
  196. I use the Force. And hope I paint the correct...

    I use the Force.
    And hope I paint the correct spots with the correct color.
  197. - putty and paint - dakkadakka (more gaming,...

    - putty and paint
    - dakkadakka (more gaming, than painting, but have a gallery and painting subsection in forums)

    also the usual : pinterest, FB (different painting groups)
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    The woman bust looks good, but not until I can...

    The woman bust looks good, but not until I can get the "new_skin" from 'retail' .
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    matt varnish is the answer usually. The problem...

    matt varnish is the answer usually.
    The problem is, that not all varnishes are equal. For example the VGC-Matt varnish is pretty satin, while the VMC/VAC ones are much more matt.
    Also helps if you...
  200. I meant that what I have is in a tube. I presume...

    no idea, the white I have is pretty thick, like a paste.[/QUOTE]
    @MAXXxxx If you mean coverage even Heavy body titanium white is good diluted as it is such an opaque pigment.[/QUOTE]

    I meant that...
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