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    Wow, the colour choices work sooooo well, and the...

    Wow, the colour choices work sooooo well, and the technical quality of the painting leaves nothing to be desired. Get pictures so we can vote!
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    Those are cool sculpts; how big is the whole...

    Those are cool sculpts; how big is the whole set!? I tried looking them up but couldn't find anything. Can't wait to see how they evolve as the paint gets layered on :D
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    I think he looks great. Blends look pretty...

    I think he looks great. Blends look pretty smooth, and as Hairster said, you've really done a good job of matching the group aesthetic of the other pieces in the set!
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    Yeah the more I look at it the more cool little...

    Yeah the more I look at it the more cool little bits pop out at me, like the hex pattern on the shield. Looks awesome!
  5. Thread: Brian's WIP

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    Hey everyone; I disappeared for a long while,...

    Hey everyone; I disappeared for a long while, although I've been silently checking out everyone's work as often as I can, and have been amazed with some of the stuff you guys have been up to. I went...
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    Damn Bam that's amazing for a second mini. You...

    Damn Bam that's amazing for a second mini. You picked a winner! (or got picked by said winner :p)
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    Yeah I'm with Hairster; how I feel about a...

    Yeah I'm with Hairster; how I feel about a project is 100% dependent on how I feel about the project. It might get 1 vote or it might get 15, but those metrics don't really mean anything to me. My...
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    Might be time to change the name of your thread :p

    Might be time to change the name of your thread :p
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    I agree with 10-Ball; your current work is easily...

    I agree with 10-Ball; your current work is easily on track for a 7, not to mention you still have 5 months to finish that one and then paint a bunch MOAR MINIS
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    Awesome work as always BAM; I just got that...

    Awesome work as always BAM; I just got that Stormcast 3-pack as well, and the 3-pack of Primaris Marines. They'll be the first GW minis I've ever painted. Interested to see how gritty and grimey...
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    Yeah it looks great! The decal and the blue...

    Yeah it looks great! The decal and the blue window frames are really eye-catching
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    Oh boy- a nice thing about going on vacation for...

    Oh boy- a nice thing about going on vacation for a week is getting to binge out on all the progress!
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    To echo what everyone else is saying, it looks...

    To echo what everyone else is saying, it looks great! I think you're going to be real happy with all the hard work on the face as soon as you get on to defining the teeth and the hair. It's really...
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    Agreed; this looks so cool so far

    Agreed; this looks so cool so far
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    Looking beautifully hideous as always! Can't wait...

    Looking beautifully hideous as always! Can't wait to see more of the bust!
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    Cool concept so far- you did great with blending...

    Cool concept so far- you did great with blending in the new sculpting. It looks seamless now that there's paint on it!
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    Thanks guys, You're probably getting sick of...

    Thanks guys,
    You're probably getting sick of seeing updates on the aptly named 'Super Tanned Dude', or orc-ish ogre, or whatever you want to call him, so here's the last look before I start trying...
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    I'm a sucker for any dinosaur, but especially a...

    I'm a sucker for any dinosaur, but especially a well-painted one!
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    Wow, that project really levelled up quick! It's...

    Wow, that project really levelled up quick! It's incredible how much life you brought into the project in the few days following the June 21st update! Great work
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    I don't know the names of any of the GW stuff, so...

    I don't know the names of any of the GW stuff, so I'll have to improvise, but that green unit of dudes and the dirty white guy look awesome! Makes me want to paint that stuff.
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    Love the work on the face so far! Keep it up BAM

    Love the work on the face so far! Keep it up BAM
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    Those turtles look awesome; I can't wait to see...

    Those turtles look awesome; I can't wait to see some paint on them!
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    I resize mine using imgur. I find it’s the...

    I resize mine using imgur. I find it’s the easiest way.

    Also, welcome!
  24. Thread: Brian's WIP

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    Thanks everybody for stopping in; @ricardo523 I...

    Thanks everybody for stopping in;
    @ricardo523 I looked through your thread trying to find examples of purple to see if I could offer advice, but I couldn't find anything. Let me know if you'd like...
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    Oh boy the paint on the elves is starting to look...

    Oh boy the paint on the elves is starting to look awesome, but I love the chaos minis! I don't know which ones I'm more excited to see finished!
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    Thanks everyone! Seems like every post around...

    Thanks everyone! Seems like every post around here starts off with the same "I haven't painted as much as I'd hoped, but I got a bit done at least", and this one is no different :) Anyways, all I...
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    I really like the bold highlights on the...

    I really like the bold highlights on the tartan/sash(?)
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    Looks good so far! Definitely a daunting bust to...

    Looks good so far! Definitely a daunting bust to get started on, but it will be super satisfying as you chip away at all the different sections
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    It looks good up close, so that's always a good...

    It looks good up close, so that's always a good sign!
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    Thanks for including the quick how-to on the...

    Thanks for including the quick how-to on the bones; I'm definitely going to steal that :p
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    Thanks a lot Maenas! Well slow summer progress...

    Thanks a lot Maenas!

    Well slow summer progress has remained summery and slow, but I've managed to get in a few hours here and there. It's kind of a 'dabble' type of project where I play around...
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    I really like what you've done so far! I've...

    I really like what you've done so far! I've always been a big fan of the Dark Souls games. How do you find the quality and detail of the minis? I wish someone would make a super high end 75mm sculpt...
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    Looking awesome so far- the gold on the throne...

    Looking awesome so far- the gold on the throne looks great. One thing I noticed, although it's hard to tell from the picture so I might be totally out to lunch, but it looks like the side of the...
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    Work and life have been super crazy so I haven't...

    Work and life have been super crazy so I haven't been painting all that much, and have avoided the computer like the plague, but I've managed to get in some spots of painting here and there. I...
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    The toxic green goo looks amazing! Must have been...

    The toxic green goo looks amazing! Must have been super scary to drip it over the tail!
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    Those bases are looking fantastic. Can't wait to...

    Those bases are looking fantastic. Can't wait to see the swampy ones once you're finished with them!
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    It's a sign of a pretty good start when your...

    It's a sign of a pretty good start when your diorama is already beautiful with nothing but black primer on it :p
    Can't wait to watch this masterpiece come together!
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    Thanks Maenas, yeah that's honestly super...

    Thanks Maenas, yeah that's honestly super helpful! The skin is super textured/pocked on the sculpt, so it's hard to clearly define things like AndyG's beautiful bust, but I definitely hear what...
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    Hey everyone! First off I'm surprised and stoked...

    Hey everyone! First off I'm surprised and stoked with the reception for my first two busts! I've never really thought about scores- I just paint cause it's fun, but regardless, I didn't think I'd...
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    Looks good, although if you're looking to bring...

    Looks good, although if you're looking to bring it up a notch I'd like to see the shadows go deeper with something like a dark cold-ish blue. Either Dark Sea Blue (from Vallejo), or a turquoise/teal...
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    Coming along great!- I'm always a big fan of...

    Coming along great!- I'm always a big fan of warm/cold contrast! The Stormcast dude is a great start
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    I love the gross eyeballs on that shield!

    I love the gross eyeballs on that shield!
  43. Thread: The Bunker

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    To coincide with CC, my packages from China and...

    To coincide with CC, my packages from China and Russia usually take 6-8 weeks, even though they often arrive at customs within a week or two. I believe that here in Canada, the fentanyl epidemic has...
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    It's been a while since I've posted anything on...

    It's been a while since I've posted anything on here; spring has sprung, and biking and work have taken over a little. I have managed to get some more work done on the the bust I have so eloquently...
  45. First off, welcome to the forums! You have some...

    First off, welcome to the forums! You have some great looking minis that must be a pleasure to play with- you should be proud!

    As for feedback on how to take your future display minis to the next...
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    Also, since I forgot to write it, the new...

    Also, since I forgot to write it, the new iteration of octupus head looks great. I love the smooth vibrant colours
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    Ahh fair enough; I noticed a few times on the...

    Ahh fair enough; I noticed a few times on the boards people making a mistake and then saying “now it’s sitting in purple power” or something similar, so it made me curious. I feel like I’ll go to any...
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    Congrats! He truly is a horrible looking mini, in...

    Congrats! He truly is a horrible looking mini, in all the right ways :)
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    It all looks great, but for some reason I...

    It all looks great, but for some reason I especially love the little orks!
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    You've upped your 'red base game' at least 25...

    You've upped your 'red base game' at least 25 levels since the last one, hahaha. Looks like a great start to work from!
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    Why do you strip it rather than just paint over...

    Why do you strip it rather than just paint over it in white or black and try again, if you don't mind my asking? Did you mess it up and get clumpy paint on there, or do you just like working from a...
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    You could probably just wrap the join with a bit...

    You could probably just wrap the join with a bit of greenstuff and make it look like it's meant to be that way? that way you wouldn't have to strip it
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    My vote is on blue for the strap!

    My vote is on blue for the strap!
  54. Thread: Brian's WIP

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    Hey, so it's been a little while since I've been...

    Hey, so it's been a little while since I've been on here. Work has been super busy, the weather has been nice, and I've been out of town the last couple weekends, but over the last couple evenings...
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    I really like all the colours in the flesh;...

    I really like all the colours in the flesh; definitely brings it to life. And yes, that mold line has to go, haha
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    Thanks so much everyone; I really appreciate the...

    Thanks so much everyone; I really appreciate the feedback. There were definitely some moments where I wished I could just paint skin as skin-colour, and leather as leather-colour, so I'm glad the end...
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    Thanks a lot BaM! It's definitely way more...

    Thanks a lot BaM! It's definitely way more thought than I've ever put into a project. I managed to get in a couple hours this weekend to paint the spear and touch up some minor things. I repainted...
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    Thanks for the kind words everyone, it's been a...

    Thanks for the kind words everyone, it's been a while since an update, but today's as good as any day. I think I'm mostly finished with the main body, aside from some final balancing and cleanup, so...
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    The textures on the medals look fantastic!

    The textures on the medals look fantastic!
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    I really like where you're going with the wood...

    I really like where you're going with the wood base for the horseman!
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    Looks good!- you could go a bit lighter (as in...

    Looks good!- you could go a bit lighter (as in less paint, so technically darker :hypnotized:) on the grey depending on how pronounced you want the difference between your highlights and shadows, but...
  62. Thread: Canny's Wip

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    I'm looking forward to seeing the freehand! The...

    I'm looking forward to seeing the freehand! The base wood looks great- it's always kind of scary painting on top of it :p
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    I can't think of a better way to describe it than...

    I can't think of a better way to describe it than "what a fun looking mini"! I like how it's coming along :D
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    I'm really enjoying watching this project come...

    I'm really enjoying watching this project come together. Looking forward to more rats!
  65. Thread: 10 balls WIP

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    Super inspiring work; congratulations!

    Super inspiring work; congratulations!
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    Yeah it looks miles ahead of where it was at in...

    Yeah it looks miles ahead of where it was at in the pics from two days ago; I really like the look of it now!
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    Congratulations! I love the originality of the...

    Congratulations! I love the originality of the approach- and very well executed! It's got gears turning in my head for ways to approach future projects.
  68. Thread: Brian's WIP

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    Thanks guys, here's what my hour or two of...

    Thanks guys, here's what my hour or two of experimenting last night resulted in. It's still up in the air if it will be convincing when all is said and done, but either way I feel like I'm learning a...
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    Love it; they keep looking better and better.

    Love it; they keep looking better and better.
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    So a small progress update. I've been working to...

    So a small progress update. I've been working to understand the interaction between coloured light (in this case, a blue-ish moon) with various materials/textures and have been slowly applying it to...
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    Looks like a great start to the new mini! And...

    Looks like a great start to the new mini! And like Coyote said- you can be as messy as you want as long as your paints are nice and thin! :p
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    ooooh the bust is looking smooth so far!

    ooooh the bust is looking smooth so far!
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    The copper looks awesome, great work!

    The copper looks awesome, great work!
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    These look great! I love the diorama and am...

    These look great! I love the diorama and am excited to see how the new ones work out- they look nice and clean so far!
  75. Thread: Brian's WIP

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    Got in a bit of work on the new guy. It's an...

    Got in a bit of work on the new guy. It's an exceptionally hard mini to photograph, both because of the wingspan, and because I'm going for a cold lighting with pale skin (which just wants to get...
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    Yeah I was fortunate in that the quality of the...

    Yeah I was fortunate in that the quality of the recast in general is very good; there were just a couple tiny details missing (such as the ringlets connecting straps to scabbards) which I expect are...
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    The sculpt is from RP models, although when I was...

    The sculpt is from RP models, although when I was looking into some of the minor issues with the casting, I learned about the whole wide world of recasts, and discovered that this one that I'd...
  78. Thread: Brian's WIP

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    Cheers everyone, Onto the next project... I've...

    Cheers everyone,

    Onto the next project... I've started assembling everything and puttying the gaps. It's a pretty big sculpt, so cleaning all the mold lines was a bit of a process, but we're...
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    So much good stuff on the Nurgle- loving the...

    So much good stuff on the Nurgle- loving the close-up guy in the latest update!
    Good luck for/with your brother :shock:
    Brian
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    Inspiring work; I really like the new freehand!

    Inspiring work; I really like the new freehand!
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    Looks like a great start on the NMM practice. I...

    Looks like a great start on the NMM practice. I agree that lots of colour is a good thing! Personally I found loaded brush technique to be the easiest way to learn (it was almost a year ago today...
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    Looks great, and to echo Coyote, quick also!

    Looks great, and to echo Coyote, quick also!
  83. Thread: Brian's WIP

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    So as hoped, I finally got some time to finish...

    So as hoped, I finally got some time to finish off the hair. I left the highlighting a lot more subtle on the backside, partly due to laziness, and partly from having a fairly focused light...
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    Thanks for the feedback guys! Being a sunny long...

    Thanks for the feedback guys! Being a sunny long weekend, I haven't really had any time to paint, but it's looking like today I'll have the chance to hunker down and get some work done. Foxtail- I...
  85. Thread: Brian's WIP

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    So I've run out of things to paint that aren't...

    So I've run out of things to paint that aren't hair.... I'm torn as to whether or not to keep the green or just go all brown. If I keep the green I definitely have to go stronger with the highlights...
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    Looks like an awesome start. Have you thought...

    Looks like an awesome start. Have you thought about putting an arch between the fork lowers? Obviously it's not real life, but the mountain biker/dirt biker in me is cringing at the flex your poor...
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    That looks far from a disaster to me. I was...

    That looks far from a disaster to me. I was expecting troweled-on paint all glossy and chunky :p

    Both the colour selection and application look great to me for a base coat. Keep it up!
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    I like all the bright colours; nice work!

    I like all the bright colours; nice work!
  89. Thread: Brian's WIP

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    Decided I may as well keep the updates rolling....

    Decided I may as well keep the updates rolling. Nothing major, but getting close to piecing together how to put all the colours together. I'm going to do the main top belt as red leather, and then...
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    Eternal looks great. Super smooth and clean!

    Eternal looks great. Super smooth and clean!
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    I love the vibrancy and the colour interactions....

    I love the vibrancy and the colour interactions. Looks fantastic!
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    I love the colours, and using the tree as a base...

    I love the colours, and using the tree as a base ties in perfect!
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    Haha no problem; I expected it would wait till...

    Haha no problem; I expected it would wait till the end of the weekend :p
    Thanks so much for taking care of it!
  94. Thread: Brian's WIP

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    Thanks for the welcome and the comments! Sick:...

    Thanks for the welcome and the comments!

    Sick: I appreciate the feedback- I've been wanting to retouch the face, but have been holding myself back because I have a habit of never leaving things...
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    I may have suffered the same fate. I posted...

    I may have suffered the same fate. I posted yesterday morning and it hadn't shown up by this morning. I realized I forgot to resize my images and thought that might have been the reason for it, so I...
  96. Thread: Brian's WIP

    by BDerricks
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    Brian's WIP

    Hey everyone!

    I've been lurking around here for a while now trying to sponge knowledge off all the great painters, sculpters and crafters and finally got around to making an account. A little...
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    Brian's WIP

    Hey everyone, I've anonymously lurked around here for awhile, and after much procrastination, finally got around to creating an account and starting a WIP thread!

    A brief background about me: I...
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