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    Generally - yes they were, but there were some 6"...

    Generally - yes they were, but there were some 6" figures made, but they are rather thin on the ground. However there are a number of 6" action figures on Ebay from various manufacturers so I may...
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    Hi Maxx. Unfortunately my sculpting skills do...

    Hi Maxx. Unfortunately my sculpting skills do not extend to being able to sculpt decent looking heads. The selection of examples you have given are indeed very good and would work well for Marneus...
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    1:12 scale model heads - help needed

    Hi guys and gals.

    So I've embarked on another project to convert the old Forge World large scale Space marine figure, and one of the things that I want to do is a Marneus Calgar figure - pre...
  4. For a more comprehensive guide to weathering you...

    For a more comprehensive guide to weathering you could try and track down the (now out of print) Imperial Armour - Masterclass book 1 from Forge World.
  5. I totally agree with Dexter. I love this thread...

    I totally agree with Dexter. I love this thread and ALL of the updates. The whole things is one big journey and to me it's just as important to see the little things, and the things that fail because...
  6. Lovely work as ever and progressing nicely. It's...

    Lovely work as ever and progressing nicely. It's always a joy to see your latest progress report.

    I've noticed the the yellow on the above images only seems to occurred where the computer monitor...
  7. I tried to update this post as an additional post...

    I tried to update this post as an additional post but it wouldn't let me as it thought that I was posting spam. Hopefully this will work and you can see my updates above.
  8. Hi Vijok. I might be interested in some of the...

    Hi Vijok.

    I might be interested in some of the cards depending on which sets they are from. Do you have any more details?
  9. OMG that is sooooo cool. Truly a wonderous piece...

    OMG that is sooooo cool. Truly a wonderous piece of plastic engineering. As an ex-professional model maker I love viewing this blog to see how you get around problems and generally just make this up...
  10. The shortening of the legs seems to look OK at...

    The shortening of the legs seems to look OK at the moment and from a realism point of view, the shorter the leg the less force is applied onto the structure.

    Realism isn't GW greatest point when...
  11. Good to see you back again. TBH I thought you...

    Good to see you back again. TBH I thought you might have gone on holiday over the Easter break. The work you have done is looking fine and it's always great to see your progress.
  12. WOW!! Mr BA that looks EPIC. This is turning into...

    WOW!! Mr BA that looks EPIC. This is turning into something truly special and impressive. Getting it out of your room when it's finished is going to be an interesting challenge.
  13. Looking great BA. I love this thread and the...

    Looking great BA. I love this thread and the amount of work and detailing going into this project is amazing. Seeing it up against the warhounds shows what a monster this is going to be - I mean...
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    The voting system doesn't really work anymore and...

    The voting system doesn't really work anymore and hasn't for quite some time. Lots of people post pictures on here but most can't be bothered to vote themselves. And yes it is true that you need 5 or...
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    In this case I'd leave the 'faff' on. Being such...

    In this case I'd leave the 'faff' on. Being such a large expanse of material on an already large model I think it'd look a little too plain to leave it just with the trim.
  16. That's looking soooo cool. It's going to be one...

    That's looking soooo cool. It's going to be one hell off a beastie when finished - you'll probably need an extension to your house by the time you're done with him.
  17. Lovely use of bitz and a great build that I am...

    Lovely use of bitz and a great build that I am really enjoying keeping up with. One of the highlights of the day is seeing your latest update on how this project is progressing. On the subject of the...
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    Quick look through the pics and the bike in the...

    Quick look through the pics and the bike in the last pic is not a chaos bike - I'm pretty sure it's a Judge Dread bike from way back when Citadel Minatures produced other games.
  19. You evil man you. You tease us with all this...

    You evil man you. You tease us with all this fabulous work and then say there's not going to be any updates for a week. A whole week with no updates!! - I'm not sure my sanity can take it:brushwave:...
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    Second to Maxx comments - I voted on a selection...

    Second to Maxx comments - I voted on a selection of entries with no problems (Firefox). I didn't get through that many but on the whole the quality was outstanding - pity the poor judge who has got...
  21. I saw this letter on another site and had pretty...

    I saw this letter on another site and had pretty much the same laugh about it as everyone else. Seems like GW have also had a smile on their face as they posted this article on their 'Regimental...
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    It's about time this thread was 're-activated'....

    It's about time this thread was 're-activated'. This is a seriously impressive project that I have been keeping track of from time to time over the years. It's finally nearing completion, and with a...
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    For any of us that voted remain, and did a...

    For any of us that voted remain, and did a collective face-plant when it came up as leave - there is a possibility of a second referendum. Apparently a second referendum can be called for if either...
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    It'd be a tough one to pull off for sure but get...

    It'd be a tough one to pull off for sure but get it right and it'll look really cool. For my 2 pence worth - type 'exploding room installation' into Google images. There are a few artists out there...
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    Hiya. Looks !ike a great project with some...

    Hiya. Looks !ike a great project with some fantastic detailing going on. With regard to the racking system to hold all the marines in can I suggest you have a look at the film Edge of Tomorrow. The...
  26. Personally I try to assemble as much of the mini...

    Personally I try to assemble as much of the mini as possible before painting only leaving off bits that will be in the way of painting everything. That said I also ensure that all cleaning work has...
  27. Warhammer 40k, Horus Heresy and Dark Millennium CCG - Buy, sell, trade

    Hi Guys and Gals,

    Just recently I have started to collect the original Warhammer 40K ccg cards that Sabertooth Games produced between 2001 and 2007. I have collected a fair bit but there is still...
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    It comes down to the fact that the voting system...

    It comes down to the fact that the voting system just doesn't work all that well anymore. Some bored people (kids mostly)will vote 1 on everything because it's fun to wind up those 'geeky miniature...
  29. Hi HCD. On the whole the unit looks nice and...

    Hi HCD.

    On the whole the unit looks nice and the styling is good. They are a great table top unit.

    To take it further I think you need to add more depth with shading and highlighting. For...
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    Now that I have given up on voting I will see if...

    Now that I have given up on voting I will see if I can spend some time on the forums instead, or maybe just flick through postings and make comments. I will still post pictures of my latest work here...
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    Occasionally I dip into a bit of fantasy painting...

    Occasionally I dip into a bit of fantasy painting - although to be fair the only reason I painted the Elven figure was because it came with the kit that I needed the eagle parts for my Coteaz figure....
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    So 5 months down the line since the last post and...

    So 5 months down the line since the last post and it's fair to say that nothing good has changed. For me personally all bar one of the minis I've posted this year have reached +50 votes and even a...
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    So GW are offering a painting trophy to gamers...

    So GW are offering a painting trophy to gamers rather than painters ????? Are they going to be handing out Slayer swords to people who just turn up at WW next?? Talk about diluting the kudos behind...
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    Back again for another year of round up duty. I...

    Back again for another year of round up duty. I have a number of entries that I would really like to finish of the year with 50+ votes, in fact all bar one of my entries have yet to achieve the 50+...
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    GW guidelines for their Golden Demon diorama...

    GW guidelines for their Golden Demon diorama category was a maximum size of 300mm sq - 12" x 12". Obviously other competitions will vary, but it is a good starting point
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    Is it the case that the most prolific auction...

    Is it the case that the most prolific auction posters always pay for the link feature, as it seems you can add an eBay link without paying for the feature add on?
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    Limiting the number of posts per day would IMHO...

    Limiting the number of posts per day would IMHO certainly help cut down on auctions spam, and might also encourage others to submit composit pics rather than lots of the same view. It is certainly...
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    So the event was not heavily attended .... No...

    So the event was not heavily attended .... No surprise there given the short notice and that it was not exactly well publicised. That they gave out a full complement of trophies and a slayer sword to...
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    I agree with DR that the best comments are those...

    I agree with DR that the best comments are those that offer some constructive criticism with suggestions on how you can improve the mini. In a way these types of comments are better than those that...
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    Voting (or the percevied lack thereof) has...

    Voting (or the percevied lack thereof) has certainly become an issue over time. Currently all bar one of my submissions this year have failed to reach 50+ votes - and the only one that did was...
  41. Quite right Decar - for some reason in my mind I...

    Quite right Decar - for some reason in my mind I had it that it should be 2/3 ^(n-1).
  42. Hiya. Daddy. Well it's fair to say that you did...

    Hiya. Daddy. Well it's fair to say that you did have a particularly bad set of dice rolls. Here's the math - what you need to do is calculate the odds of not rolling a 5 or a 6 with any of the dice....
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    However you go about picking your colours.... Be...

    However you go about picking your colours.... Be it the colour wheel or natural talent , one thing that I would recommend is that you get a little book and each time you paint something write down...
  44. I put loads of time in on my figures and try to...

    I put loads of time in on my figures and try to paint to the best of my ability on all of the minis that I paint. That said - with a 5 year old daughter who takes up quite a lot of my time it does...
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    Well done to you MaXXxxx for getting the votes...

    Well done to you MaXXxxx for getting the votes out. Nice to see someone else actually voting,although I'm far of your total. Takes some doing to have voted on nearly everything posted on here.
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    As Bloodfather says it may be good to have to...

    As Bloodfather says it may be good to have to vote a certain number of times to gain access to posting images. One thing that would also help would be some more specifics in the FAQ's regarding...
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    Well that is good news. I hope it's going to be...

    Well that is good news. I hope it's going to be at the Ricoh arena as per last year. It was quite a nice set up although they need to do something about the stage area which seemed to be a bit thrown...
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    Thanks for the link Blood. An amazing tutorial to...

    Thanks for the link Blood. An amazing tutorial to go with an amazing piece of work.
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    If that is the case then it would be a bit...

    If that is the case then it would be a bit strange to run a series of mini Demons alongside the main event and have the same weighting - by that I mean trophys. So you can go to the main GD and...
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    Golden Demon 2015

    So there I was browsing the Forgeworld web site to see what tasty new things they have on offer, and I discovered a link to the new Warhammer World website. Seems that Warhammer world is getting an...
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    This seems to be a general issue which basically...

    This seems to be a general issue which basically comes down to the fact that not enough people can be bothered to vote compared to the number of images that get posted. A few years back all images...
  52. I have a similar problem with the typing issue -...

    I have a similar problem with the typing issue - fine with uploading though - when using the computer at work, which uses Win 7 and Mozilla. As you say lots of lag and missed key strokes. One quick...
  53. Thread: ork meganobs

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    ork meganobs

    Just a quick question that hopefully someone can answer. In the new Ork codex what is the deal with buzzsaws and meganobs? Can they take them per arm or do they have to take them as a pair? And is...
  54. Hithere, Ihad a look through the pics and the...

    Hithere,
    Ihad a look through the pics and the basic design seems to be sound. Havinginterlocking parts seems like a good idea and offers some flexibility withregards to weapons options, future...
  55. On the whole MAXX has probably got it spot on...

    On the whole MAXX has probably got it spot on althoughmaybe a bit more clarification on point 2. I previous GDs I believevehicles without a base as standard can have one made for them that is around...
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    First off thank you for your comments, especially...

    First off thank you for your comments, especially to Avelorn for the time and effort you've put in for your criticism. I don't feel bummed out, quite the opposite in fact. It is nice to have someone...
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    Now here's something that I have noticed with the...

    Now here's something that I have noticed with the voting. It was a quiet day at work yesterday so I thought I'd track the voting of my latest submission. At some points the number of votes from...
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    Inquisitor Coteaz - Large Scale

    Hi Everybody,

    I finally managed to get some suitable pics of my painted large scale Inquisitor Coteaz figure. Nearly a year in the making /painting it's based on the Forge World large scale Space...
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    Finally got over 50 so thanks again for all who...

    Finally got over 50 so thanks again for all who took the time to vote. The figure was painted in time for the 2014 UK GD but I have been struggling to get a full set of decent photos to be able to...
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    Finally done it ...10% of submissions voted on. ...

    Finally done it ...10% of submissions voted on.

    Thanks to all of you who have voted on my submissions, still haven't reached 50 yet so if anyone can spare a few moments to vote it would be most...
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    Some voting assistance if you please.

    Hi guys & gals.

    It's a new year and I am closing in on my target of voting on 10% of what is currently on CMoN, which is no mean feat. Despite my best efforts I still have a couple of posts that I...
  62. Marvellous

    Marvellous
  63. With regards to Photoshop Elements, can you...

    With regards to Photoshop Elements, can you create collages with it i.e. stacking photos, and can you replace backgrounds? I recently lost access to the full version (well CS2) of Photoshop and so I...
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    There seems to be some good suggestions on here...

    There seems to be some good suggestions on here for improving the system. With regard to the quality and quantity of images, there are currently no guidelines in the FAQ section about what is...
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    Well you can choose to turn off viewing the...

    Well you can choose to turn off viewing the scores ( somewhere in your profile settings I think), although most people probably won't/don't and those that do are, in my mind, less likely to be swayed...
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    @ blood father - whilst the registered snipe will...

    @ blood father - whilst the registered snipe will not directly affect the score anymore than a non registered vote, there is the potential for someone to see the disparity between the 2 and assume...
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    @ Blood father _ 50 votes didn't use to be a...

    @ Blood father _ 50 votes didn't use to be a problem. And it needs to be a high enough number to iron out most of the vagaries of public voting to get a fairly accurate figure. It is only in the last...
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    Generally I agree with what is said above - but...

    Generally I agree with what is said above - but don't think that just because someone is a registered voter that they don't snipe. The majority do not, as with the general population. It is only a...
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    Voting issues

    There seems to be a general problem when it comes to voting on miniatures i.e. there are not enough people doing it. The ranking system is worked out on the average score of any miniature that has...
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    I saw it last weekend and both the missus and I...

    I saw it last weekend and both the missus and I really enjoyed it. It was a great fun film and a visual treat, not just that the CGI was good, flawless even, but also the design work of the...
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    Thinking about it there may be a reason to go on...

    Thinking about it there may be a reason to go on the Saturday - when is the Army on Parade being judged? Anyone know?
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    Talk abut leaving it until the last minute. I...

    Talk abut leaving it until the last minute. I wonder if they planned it like this or if it was a late decision? Either way I'm not sure this will entice the usual crowd to partake in the event -...
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    I'm Planning on going on the Sunday for the GD...

    I'm Planning on going on the Sunday for the GD competition - depending on what the catagories are. I assume that they'll be the same as previous years but can't seem to find anything on the GW site...
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    It's been awhile since I've been in London and...

    It's been awhile since I've been in London and I'm not sure about the specific stuff you are asking about, but if you are in the area check out Forbidden Planet. It is one of the coolest sci-fi /...
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    13 years is a good age for a dog - still doesn't...

    13 years is a good age for a dog - still doesn't make it any easier when you have to say make that hard decision to say goodbye.

    My heart goes out t.o you
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    I noticed it when I went to have a look at the...

    I noticed it when I went to have a look at the WIP log he did for that Space Marine figure; I'm working on my own conversion and it's good to go back to the WIP for hints and such like, but now all...
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    Yeah you're probably right. Did a quick bit of...

    Yeah you're probably right. Did a quick bit of math based on my last post back in Dec and the latest post today - there have been 4575 posts since 1st Dec.

    Yikes that's around 457 / week:shock:. I...
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    Thanks to those that have helped me by voting on...

    Thanks to those that have helped me by voting on my minis with less than 50 votes, much appreciated.

    There does seem to be a general issue with minis getting > 50 votes. A quick scan through the...
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    Good to hear that the 2012 annual is on the way....

    Good to hear that the 2012 annual is on the way. With regard to the invitations to the 2013 annual, you might need to tweek the settings on the voting systems. I still have minis from April 2013 that...
  80. Stock prices do go down as well as up - and it's...

    Stock prices do go down as well as up - and it's not the first time that GW shares have taken a big hit. There was a major drop in the mid 90's - I know because I was planning on selling some of my...
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    I can see it from Royal Mails' point of view -...

    I can see it from Royal Mails' point of view - they don't want other peoples mail, or more likely their sorting machines getting messed up by someone sending ill packaged paint...... however the...
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    Hi there DFB. I can't see anything on the website...

    Hi there DFB. I can't see anything on the website for this years UK GD that there will be an art competition. It may be that with the smaller venue they won't have the space for it.

    If they do...
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    Actually there is one that was produced 2 years...

    Actually there is one that was produced 2 years ago - or so - It was called 'Ultramarines' and featured some high profile actors supplying the voices - it was CGI film. You used to be able to watch...
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    For future reference GW's conversion chart shows...

    For future reference GW's conversion chart shows that 'Gehenna's Gold is the closest match for 'Shining gold'. If you want a copy of the conversion chart ( a pdf) then PM me with your details. The...
  85. Wow... what a lot of pictures. Thanks for...

    Wow... what a lot of pictures. Thanks for sharing them with us.... looks like some really cool stuff there this year.
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    I can echo what RuneBrush has said. Technically...

    I can echo what RuneBrush has said. Technically any earnings ... even from things like going to car boot sales on a regular basis have to be declared. That said how many people actually do declare...
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    Funny how nothing can make quite a big...

    Funny how nothing can make quite a big difference:smile-big:
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    Not quite .. there's 3,000 available. Not that it...

    Not quite .. there's 3,000 available. Not that it invalidates your point.

    Just how wealthy do you need to be to reasonably participate in a game of 40K Apocalypse? And just who are GW actually...
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    It used to be the case that the most expensive...

    It used to be the case that the most expensive thing you could buy when starting with GW was the Box set... all the other add ons - troops, vehicles etc , were all cheaper. Makes you wonder who are...
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    CMON Annual 2012

    Just wondering if anything is being done about the CMON annual for 2012. The previous ones have been great and they are really nice to flick through every now and then. I haven't heard anything...
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    With regard to the coments regarding the re-using...

    With regard to the coments regarding the re-using of old molds etc....

    From my knowledge of the processes involved, the original metal minis were spun from vulcanised rubber molds in a...
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    Last Failcast that I bought was the LTD ED GD...

    Last Failcast that I bought was the LTD ED GD Captain from 2012. Looking at it in the packet it didn't look too bad, but once open and under proper inspection it still had quite a number of bubbles...
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    As with so much in life there are the few who can...

    As with so much in life there are the few who can actually perform to a grand scale, be it painting, playing music, singing, etc. And there are those who THINK that they can do it on a grand scale....
  94. I try to vote on a regular basis - to give...

    I try to vote on a regular basis - to give something back to the community. It seems a bit unfair to post stuff on here and wait expectantly to get to the 50+ voting level if you don't actually do...
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    If you are going down the route of collector,...

    If you are going down the route of collector, rather than gamer I would heartily suggest you get into Ebay ( assuming you're not already). It is probably the best source of getting really cheap older...
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    GW taking the P*ss .... again!!

    Latest news from the UK is that GW are trying to rule the world ... again. This time they want to assert the right to the phrase "Space marine" saying it is part of their trademark. Full details...
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    It's a very impressive ( and expensive !!!) bit...

    It's a very impressive ( and expensive !!!) bit of 'modelling' - not sure that's quite the right word to use seeing the scale of it. I hope he's got a big van to be able to move it around because...
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    Woo Hoo... it's out..... right where's my wallet....

    Woo Hoo... it's out..... right where's my wallet. Deep joy :mean:
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    I've only bought 3 Finecast minis since they...

    I've only bought 3 Finecast minis since they first came out. The first was an empire captain around June 2012 time which was so bad it got sent back for another one - the replacement was only...
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    So coming up to the end of 2012 - any news on the...

    So coming up to the end of 2012 - any news on the 2011 CMoN annual. Is it a goer or has it run out of steam. I want to know because I really like them and I want to get the 2010 Annual but if there...
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    The model is now on Ebay and open to bids. Good...

    The model is now on Ebay and open to bids. Good luck if you go for it.

    Link:-http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/110980247366?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649
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    If it's not easy to get to a shop you can get...

    If it's not easy to get to a shop you can get Autosmart black spray from this guy on Ebay :-...
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    Apology accepted... welcome back to the...

    Apology accepted... welcome back to the fold.:smile-big:
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    The ads are a necessary evil to pay for the...

    The ads are a necessary evil to pay for the upkeep of the site... which I'm guessing has grown quite a lot since you were last here. As Pegazus points out ... you can pay a small fee to be a...
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    Found the WD article .... took a bit of hunting...

    Found the WD article .... took a bit of hunting though as I was a bit off the mark with the numbers. I thought it might have been from around 1992 - turns out it was Dec 1990 WD#132 - way back in the...
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    GW did originally post a "how to make a baneblade...

    GW did originally post a "how to make a baneblade tank" in a White Dwarf mag many years ago, somewhere around the #200 mark I think. Pretty sure it had templates that you could use. If you are...
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    Curious to see how the new films will fit in with...

    Curious to see how the new films will fit in with the current timeline already mapped out by the plethora of novels and such like. It would be hard to see how they could make new films with the main...
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    Star Wars Jabbas Space Cruiser

    What I have for sale is a unique fan made ( by that I mean me) scale model of Jabbas Space Cruiser - based on the drawings found in the 'Star Wars Essential Guide to Vehicles and Vessels'. The model...
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    Looking forward to playing it if I can - can...

    Looking forward to playing it if I can - can anyone tell me if this works on Windows XP. I have seen 2 minimum specs for this game - one that says it works on XP and the other that says Vista....
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    Nicely done with the base in a base.... didn't...

    Nicely done with the base in a base.... didn't spot the join. Well done you.
    The thing to bear in mind when you do that is that the judges only mark on the base that Grimgor is fixed to so if it...
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    Tis a lovely model to be sure and the paint job...

    Tis a lovely model to be sure and the paint job on Grimgor is of a high enough quality to have gained a pin. Enter it next year and you probably would get one. For my 2 pence worth I personally think...
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    Slight change of tack - the UK GD minis that I...

    Slight change of tack - the UK GD minis that I bought are not entirely fault free. There are a couple of flaws on each one, but still a marked improvement on the Empire Captains I received via Mail...
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    Don't beat yourself up over not making it though...

    Don't beat yourself up over not making it though the cut. I think the judging was a lot tougher than last year when it came ot the first round. I entered stuff that was better than my entries last...
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    I managed to get a look at the new WD, and saw a...

    I managed to get a look at the new WD, and saw a geek raving over the fact that it was bigger , better and 'hey I don't mind paying the extra cost'. I didn't look that closely at the mag....lots of...
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    Anybody got any news????

    Anybody got any news????
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    It has been listed as being limited for at least...

    It has been listed as being limited for at least 3 years!!! That was when I bought my first one, and it stated then that "We don't know how long the moulds will last". Well either they are damn...
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    CMoN annual 2011

    Hey there.

    Any news on when the 2011 CMoN annual is going to be ready to purchase?
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    Click on the browse gallery button. The next page...

    Click on the browse gallery button. The next page allows you to refine your search ... including by the artists name.
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    Liking the old school jetbike..... don't see many...

    Liking the old school jetbike..... don't see many of the around these days. Part of your collection or a purchase on Ebay?

    Anyway... liking the idea of the diorama. I think you can add a lot of...
  120. If it wasn't for the fact that it would cost me...

    If it wasn't for the fact that it would cost me £5 to go to my local store each time until I got a decent one then I would do as you say. Trying to sort it out via the mail order service is free but...
  121. Tuesday is here and so is my replacement Finecast...

    Tuesday is here and so is my replacement Finecast Captain. As previously alluded... here comes Charlie Brown.... he takes a run up to the (American) football*......and..... he punts it into next...
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    As far as I am aware, in general the standard...

    As far as I am aware, in general the standard window that pics are displayed at is 600 pixels wide. So if you crop/resize your images to that size that is how they will appear on CMoN. You can upload...
  123. I have a feeling I'm going to end up flat on my...

    I have a feeling I'm going to end up flat on my back with no football flying through the air but, I would really like for them to get this right and send me a good cast; if only to not have to go...
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    Working fine for me now.... I got "locked out"...

    Working fine for me now.... I got "locked out" for a while with it not reloading when I tried to log in, but that seems to have been fixed.

    I'll echo AndyG in asking -what's it all for???
  125. A onth ago I decided to get a Shitecast figure to...

    A onth ago I decided to get a Shitecast figure to see if they had improved and because I really liked the figure. A month later I am currently awaiting a replacement for the original that I was sent...
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    Where do I see the achievements/points that i...

    Where do I see the achievements/points that i have accumulated. I hear everyone talking about them and see that 'activity' rolling bar thing scrolling merrily along listing what everyone has managed...
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    To mirror what is said above - test fit the...

    To mirror what is said above - test fit the pieces before you glue/ undercoat. If the piece can be stuck in place and not interfere (hide or make it really difficult to paint) other bits of the model...
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    Actually if you keep them long enough they just...

    Actually if you keep them long enough they just tend to evaporate off into the air. The thinners retains the same power to strip paint regardless off how many times you use it...OK it can get a bit...
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    Ebay has a search filter ( also an option when...

    Ebay has a search filter ( also an option when you list the item) that states whether or not the mini is painted. It makes no distinction as to how good it is actually painted. TBH the word 'pro' in...
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    Nope.... that's the stuff I use... although I...

    Nope.... that's the stuff I use... although I tend to get the larger tins and then decant smaller amounts into one of those EMA bottles. Works out a little bit cheaper that way. I have seen large...
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    For plastic pieces I use 'Liquid Weld' (AKA...

    For plastic pieces I use 'Liquid Weld' (AKA Dichloromethane). It is a solvent that has a water like consistancy that melts plastics really well. The way to use it is to hold the pieces you want to...
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    I use cellulose thinners - which you can get from...

    I use cellulose thinners - which you can get from most automotive centers - Halfords in the UK stock it. Put some of the thinners in a glass jar drop in the mini and leave overnight. Use an old...
  133. Thread: Prometheus

    by nels0nmac
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    Saw Snow White the other weekend...it's not bad...

    Saw Snow White the other weekend...it's not bad but not that great either. On the subject of plot holes - or rather cinema being rather different to real life - in Snow White you have the character...
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    I've used twigs from my garden to represent tree...

    I've used twigs from my garden to represent tree trunks and such like at model scale. It takes a while to find one that has interesting bits that will fit on a 25mm base but they work well enough. I...
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    Well first you will need to make a mold of the...

    Well first you will need to make a mold of the figure/s.... which will probably be in silicone to get all the detailing of the figure.

    As to how much plastic - ie resin that you will need - well...
  136. Seems like it may only be us in the UK that is...

    Seems like it may only be us in the UK that is going to get stiffed over the mini. - here's a direct quote from the GW website re the OZ GD later this year

    "The exclusive Games Day Blood Angels...
  137. Not getting the usual Games day mini with the...

    Not getting the usual Games day mini with the ticket does suck.. considering the price of the ticket. On the whole I dont mind queing, as once I've handed in my GD entries I am not really interested...
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    Thanks guys, most helpful. Daler Rowney Phthalo...

    Thanks guys, most helpful. Daler Rowney Phthalo Blue is also a very close match and i'll be sending one out to them as I don't use it - it's a tube of paint rather than a pot. Still, good to know...
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    Help needed to match GW Midnight Blue

    Hi all.
    I've got an old GW paint that goes by the name of Midnight blue. It's a really dark blue and I use it to shade things like my Ultramarines. Someone has asked me for the colour receipes of...
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    That is just sooooo cool. What a great ad. ...

    That is just sooooo cool.
    What a great ad.
    To get all those people lined up to do their bit and get the go ahead from the local authorities must have taken some doing. And to do it over and over...
  141. Helbrecht, Calgar and Warboss + others on Ebay

    A few tasty painted items on Ebay due to finish on Sunday evening. Plus a few unpainted bits and pieces that I am clearing out - mostly Space Marine and Chaos Space marine stuff. See the whole lot...
  142. Most likely. I tried a couple of budget ones...

    Most likely. I tried a couple of budget ones before I got a Dremel. The budget ones had faults- the first had faulty bearings which meant it got really hot to hold- took it back for another one -...
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    Antimone used to be part of the mix that made up...

    Antimone used to be part of the mix that made up the lead models that GW used to sell. This was before they got rid of the lead content and moved onto a new, safer alloy that they could sell all over...
  144. If you want some nice views over Manhattan I...

    If you want some nice views over Manhattan I would recommend the Rockefeller center rather than the Empire state. The Rockefeller is a bit more classy and doesn't get quite as crowded as the ES.. and...
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    I saw this guys collection in Portsmouth about 10...

    I saw this guys collection in Portsmouth about 10 years ago. It was pretty impressive then. They are beutifully made and very highly detailed. He has made it so that the propellers / rotor blades on...
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    For ages I used a Canon Powershot A40 - that's...

    For ages I used a Canon Powershot A40 - that's about 10 years old now and is only 2MP. That produced images that were fine for the net. Certanly good enough for on here. It's only recently that I...
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    The Ork and Ultramarine were both at the UK GD...

    The Ork and Ultramarine were both at the UK GD last year and looked pretty cool. The marine is pretty large, not far off 'true scale'- 6.5' to 7' tall. The way they have done that is that the helmet...
  148. Yup def push the contrast more. If you stick to...

    Yup def push the contrast more. If you stick to browns and orange colours you should avoid the end result looking like a gold NMM. I would suggest you use a flesh tone - something like Dwarf flesh...
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    Sticky: [QUOTE=Ordo Septenarius;640611]Need help with...

    [QUOTE=Ordo Septenarius;640611]Need help with these -- RT era marines? Thanks in advance.[QUOTE]

    Nope - not marines and not GW either. That's as far as my knowledge goes.
  150. I've used the styrene wall approach on my...

    I've used the styrene wall approach on my Souldrinkers base - http://www.coolminiornot.com/255486

    In that particular instance I used 5 min epoxy resin to build up the water level. To ensure that...
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    I'm not that aware of the difference as I haven't...

    I'm not that aware of the difference as I haven't seen up close specific examples of both. Other than the fact that most/all of the GW plastic figures are at least partly if not wholly sculpted in a...
  152. http://banelegions.maelstromgames.co.uk/?cat=1 ...

    http://banelegions.maelstromgames.co.uk/?cat=1

    Check these out.. there are the Banelegions and Banebeasts. Some are really, really nice and others miss the spot a bit but if you just want to pick...
  153. One way to check is to look on Ebay and find a...

    One way to check is to look on Ebay and find a figure/set that is comparable to your skill and see what it goes for. That's the sort of price that the general public will pay for it at the moment....
  154. "Bump" One day to go on the painted items.

    "Bump"

    One day to go on the painted items.
  155. Nice to see the vote counter making a...

    Nice to see the vote counter making a reappearance, mines currently on 4288 which doesn't seem all that bad compared to whats been stated on here... but it is still such a small percentage of the...
  156. Ghazghkull, Warboss and Warlocks on Jetbikes on Ebay

    A few pieces up for sale before Xmas. They would make great presents for others or maybe a treat for yourself.

    Want some "meat" for your Ork army - there's Ghazghkull and a Goff warboss to lead...
  157. Looking into this a bit more a would say that...

    Looking into this a bit more a would say that this is a more serious problem than a few people grumbling on here. Looking through the browse gallery there are images posted as far back as 26th Aug...
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    Deleting an image from your gallery is nice and...

    Deleting an image from your gallery is nice and easy. At the bottom of each picture section is a drop down menu which when you see it on the screen says "update image", click on the arrow and it...
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    If you want to talk about the colour of the dust/...

    If you want to talk about the colour of the dust/ mud; it is possible to come up with a scenario that gives that type of look - after 9-11 when the towers came down there was one heck of a lot of...
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    Ok so it's not a human figure (elven...

    Ok so it's not a human figure (elven actually).... but it's not far off really and it would fit the mood that you are after - Aenur - (GW oop figure - readily available on Ebay).
    ...
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    Here's my suggestion of how it was done :- White...

    Here's my suggestion of how it was done :-
    White primer base
    Thraka green wash on the skin
    Devlan Mud wash everwhere else
    I would say the armour is probably thin coats of Blood red ( maybe Scab...
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    Do post more pics on here. It's a fantastic...

    Do post more pics on here. It's a fantastic library of images and it's always good to have more to the collection. Try not to get too hung up on the scores ... take them as a general indication over...
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    I didn't start off envisioning that many steps,...

    I didn't start off envisioning that many steps, it was just meant to be the "basic" paint job. But as the colour was not quite as I had hoped when I started so I went back and did the extra steps.
    ...
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    Nope... lol Basecoat of Terracotta - ( Dark...

    Nope... lol

    Basecoat of Terracotta - ( Dark Flesh as it is now called)
    Wet blend up using Blood red to finish with pure Blood Red
    Shade down with thin layers of Scorched Earth and then chaos...
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    Although they don't look particularly NMM, the...

    Although they don't look particularly NMM, the look you have got is like someone has french polished the standard red armour...I like the way they have turned out. I can picture lots of Cherubs all...
  166. Isn't the first and won't be the last. Easy to...

    Isn't the first and won't be the last. Easy to spot though as they are the ones who make it into the "top 10 last week" with usually double or triple the number of votes as those at the top. Some...
  167. Since this thread started I have been doing more...

    Since this thread started I have been doing more voting. Something that I have noticed is that you get a whole bunch of recent - ie last 2 days - minis and then a few random ones from the entire...
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    There are a few examples on here of their stuff...

    There are a few examples on here of their stuff but you have search by the miniatures name as they have not made it onto the manufacturers list as yet. I have painted one of their figures Maagaan......
  169. I guess what it comes down to is that GW decided...

    I guess what it comes down to is that GW decided that they would either lose out with their independant retailers or lose out with their customers. Some bean counter has obviously worked out that...
  170. If you are looking for useful constructive...

    If you are looking for useful constructive criticism then the forums are def. the way to go. You don't always get a large number of replies but the ones you do get are normally very useful.


    ...
  171. The whole idea behind registered voters being...

    The whole idea behind registered voters being more "reliable" than the average punter due to the fact that they have actually paid something for the privilege is in theory sound. However from my...
  172. TBH I think it's a bit hard to tell just from a...

    TBH I think it's a bit hard to tell just from a photo unless there are obvious flaws like the double mold lines. As MIJ states multiples of ltd ed or oop could be viewed with suspicion but it may...
  173. Whilst GW seems determined to alienate all non...

    Whilst GW seems determined to alienate all non EU/US customers, I can understand to a degree why they are trying to protect their independant stockists, but doing so at the expense of their customers...
  174. At around February next year ( guessing here) you...

    At around February next year ( guessing here) you will receive an email asking if you want to submit higher res pics for any of your minis submitted in 2011 that have a rating of 8.0 or above with...
  175. Thread: 40k rumors?

    by nels0nmac
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    The Beastsofwar website had picks of most of the...

    The Beastsofwar website had picks of most of the range of the new Necron stuff before GW jumped up and down and had them pulled yesterday. They look quite nice but they don't strike me as being...
  176. Same here. I've got an entry from the 1st Sept...

    Same here. I've got an entry from the 1st Sept that is still on 47 votes. The more recent stuff... that is from the 26th Sept has not yet topped 35 votes.... the one exception being my jetbikes which...
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    A quick look on the Sony website shows that it...

    A quick look on the Sony website shows that it should be alright for taking pics of minis. The lack of being able to alter the aperture manually is a bit annoying ( to me).. but it just means that...
  178. Reported in another thread .. can't remeber which...

    Reported in another thread .. can't remeber which now... that said that the 2010 book is in/going to print and should be available before the end of this year. Yippee
    Looking forward to it. I've got...
  179. That all depends on how close it is to their...

    That all depends on how close it is to their design. There are a number of manufacturers - Scibor being just one that create 28mm minis that are based on GW design but are just the right side of...
  180. With regard to the percentage rule I don't think...

    With regard to the percentage rule I don't think it matters as long as the entry is either made from GW bits, totally scratch built or a combination of the two. There have been UK demon winners in...
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    I'd go with DRs approach. The addition I would...

    I'd go with DRs approach. The addition I would make is that once you have the grey background you could play around with subtle hues - if your art package allows it- to add a bit of colour to the...
  182. Thread: Dreadfleet

    by nels0nmac
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    There are already a couple of copies of the box...

    There are already a couple of copies of the box on Ebay trying to sell for £135 / £140.......somewhat premature considering you can still buy it from GW for £70 and some Ebay sellers have it for...
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    I think that particualr mesh was from a previous...

    I think that particualr mesh was from a previous job and was a custom design that just happened to fit nicely with the model. However if you are in the UK a shop called 4D Modelshop (London) stocks...
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    Thanks guys. I know what you mean about the scale...

    Thanks guys. I know what you mean about the scale thing, but it was the closest I could get by using cotton wool. I had a good hunt around the net to see if it had been done before but I didn't find...
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    Elysian Tauros Venator C+C please

    My entry for the UKGD 40k vehicle catagory was a Tauros Venator. When I first saw it on the FW site I just loved it and straight away I knew how I wanted it to look on a scenic base. That being the...
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    One of my personal faves - " You sir have the...

    One of my personal faves - " You sir have the face of a cat licking shit off a thistle"
    Note- Needs to be tried out in private a few times to make sure you don't stumble over the words when used...
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    I got finalist pins on 4 of my 5 entries but no...

    I got finalist pins on 4 of my 5 entries but no demons. I'm not sure but there seemed to be very few finalists in the 40k monster catagory, at least there only looked to be about 6 in the cabinet...
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    When I get the time I spend a bit going through...

    When I get the time I spend a bit going through the gallery voting. I don't feel the need to comment on every piece.... those marked around 4 know that they have a long way to go and those at the...
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    maybe try Bleached bone mixed in with the green...

    maybe try Bleached bone mixed in with the green for the highlights ... adds just a hint of yellow to the colour?
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    For tabletop that looks very nice. Liking the...

    For tabletop that looks very nice. Liking the damage on the hazard strip. I think the water would have been better slightly more transparent so that you can see through to the Nid, but hey, it's your...
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    The voting system is what the voting system is....

    The voting system is what the voting system is.
    I guess this site it was set up at roughly the same time as a lot of other "rate my ...." websites ( insert your own word, really anything, and there...
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    OMG what an amazing model. I have and do work as...

    OMG what an amazing model. I have and do work as a pro architectural modelmaker but that model is just fantastic. The amount of work that has gone into the modelling let alone all the electronics to...
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    I'm not sure what they will be like to download...

    I'm not sure what they will be like to download and print ... but check out http://www.cgtextures.com/ . I'm sure with a bit of searching you will find something there that you can hopefully use.
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    An amusing and educational vid. Nice one

    An amusing and educational vid. Nice one
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    Just to clarify the basic answer is no... IMHO it...

    Just to clarify the basic answer is no... IMHO it should be higher. I seem to be having problems editing previous posts, as in the system is not letting me save my edits, hence the double entry.
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    Basic answer is no... as I have seen some of the...

    Basic answer is no... as I have seen some of the better pics that you have put on the forums that show more of the detail. The pics on the voting page are not great.... they are a bit small to see...
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    Basic answer is yes... as I have seen some of the...

    Basic answer is yes... as I have seen some of the better pics that you have put on the forums that show more of the detail. The pics on the voting page are not great.... they are a bit small to see...
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    The weathering on the beast looks great and TBH I...

    The weathering on the beast looks great and TBH I would be hard pressed to say how you could actually improve on that. As 10 Ball states the rider and beast could have been done slightly differently...
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    An interesting concept... and with a good group...

    An interesting concept... and with a good group of friends I can see it being a real laugh to play.
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    If you're going for a brilliant white look then I...

    If you're going for a brilliant white look then I would avoid using browns / creams in the colours you are going to use as they will make the feathers have a slightly dirty / used look about them. If...
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