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    Thanks! i appreciate it!

    Thanks! i appreciate it!
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    New Painting DvD

    Hey there,

    My name is obsidian painting, i've chatted with a few of you before.

    I just released a new DvD called:

    A Comprehensive Guide to Painting Miniatures.

    I don't profess to be a...
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    Rusty orks!

    Hey guys!

    I don't have photos yet, but i do have a video!
    <iframe width="560" height="345" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/C1nn9v9ilHI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    Let me know...
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    Also, anyone have any suggestions for the grey...

    Also, anyone have any suggestions for the grey knight shoulder pads? I'm not that great at free hand XD but i would like something to be there.

    Thanks!
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    While i wait for a part for my airbrush, I have...

    While i wait for a part for my airbrush,
    I have two more armies i need to paint, an ork army and a space marine(using assault on black reach models)

    Heres the idea i'm going for, please just...
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    i'm intentionally leaving them darker, as i want...

    i'm intentionally leaving them darker, as i want to do OSL on them, and i want the OSL to stand out a bit more. I felt like the bog standard grey knight was boring, so i wanted the OSL to be the...
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    Bigger photos:...

    Bigger photos:
    http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll57/draconisman22/grey%20knights/FILE0133.jpg
    http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll57/draconisman22/grey%20knights/FILE0132.jpg...
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    When i get home from work later i'll post more...

    When i get home from work later i'll post more photos! Bigger ones!!!!!!!

    :)
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    Obsidian painting's WIP

    Well, hopefully this is the beginning of something i can keep up with!



    To start, here is a Grey knight army i'm currently working on.

    Just a basic Tabletop Quality. They are not...
  10. If you click on the facebook one, then click on...

    If you click on the facebook one, then click on need more details, then click submit entry, it doesn't use a facebook app to access your info and instead gives you a submission form.
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    You could also always try alsa corp paint. They...

    You could also always try alsa corp paint. They sell it in spray cans.

    http://www.alsacorp.com/products/spectrafx/spectrafx_prodinfo.htm
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    Alright, sooo more.. Terracotta shade: ...

    Alright, sooo more..


    Terracotta shade:
    http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll57/draconisman22/FILE0045.jpg

    Dark Flesh:
    http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll57/draconisman22/FILE0050.jpg
    ...
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    Alright.. sooo Bascoated with snakebite...

    Alright.. sooo

    Bascoated with snakebite leather
    http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll57/draconisman22/FILE0026.jpg

    I decided to do highlights first this time, maybe this way it'll make it...
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    Hmm, well thanks again guys, maybe i'll just...

    Hmm, well thanks again guys, maybe i'll just rebasecoat and try again :P keeping the shadows to a minimum. i'll post pictures of the basecoat and update you every step of the way, and hopefully...
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    Well freak, i'm glad you think i'll miraculously...

    Well freak, i'm glad you think i'll miraculously pull of Darrens piece :P but i'm pretty sure i'm nowhere near that :P My main problem with the guy is doing glare spots, i have no idea how to do...
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    NMM Sanguinor.. help?

    Hey guys,

    I know you've probably seen many many nmm sanguinors... but i started this project when it came out too! i just took a brief hiatus, and decided to start this model again.

    I have...
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    @DragonsReach About the highlights on the cloak,...

    @DragonsReach About the highlights on the cloak, it appears as though the camera has washed out some of it, and made it look more red than it really is. I was however going for a darker tone on most...
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    Captain Sicarius

    Hey guys, I'm kind of done with this mini, i just don't really feel like working on it more. I posted before and asked for some tips to improve, and i tried my best to fix those. But at this moment,...
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    @ Noddwyr You could have, but i prefer to use...

    @ Noddwyr

    You could have, but i prefer to use diluted paint as it ensures an even surface.

    And i'm glad you guys enjoyed the video! i'm glad it could help.
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    Wash: paint diluted with appropriate thinner, and...

    Wash: paint diluted with appropriate thinner, and applied to model, allowing the diluted paint to run into and pool in the recesses of the model.

    Glaze: Paint diluted with appropriate thinner,...
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    Article: how to: NMM Sanguinor

    You can view the page at http://www.coolminiornot.com/articles/content.php?5286-how-to-NMM-Sanguinor
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    how to: NMM Sanguinor

    Hey guys,

    It's been a while since i've posted anything really, i just got a new camera and am still playing around with it, but if anyones interested, i recently did a video on painting NMM...
  23. Article: Raphael 8404 Vs. Winsor and Newton series 7

    You can view the page at http://www.coolminiornot.com/articles/content.php?1892-raphael-8404-vs-winsor-and-newton-series-7&amp;
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    More Crap For sale

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hiR20xe_P5c

    Check that out.
    Beast Heard (2x old beast herd about 30+ odd models) 30$
    Centigors 30$
    Blood Letters 30$
    Dwarfs 5$ each
    Sicarius 50$
    tyranids -...
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    I'm also literally only taking the belial model....

    I'm also literally only taking the belial model. Thats all i want. Everything else is from the Space marine codex. You can create better "ravenwing" using the scout bikes. like.. ugh... it doesn't...
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    question about home-brew SM chapter

    Ok,

    so i've really just started playing 40k, and it's quite a fun game. i've been experimenting around with army lists. But i find that the Dark angels kinda suck (wish there was a 5th codex!!!!)...
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    Hey, thank you Dragonsreach . I'm actually...

    Hey, thank you Dragonsreach .

    I'm actually goign to take him down, i just realized some of the photos have cuts in them that photoshop must have removed! (doh)
    But i agree with all the things...
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    Captain Sicarius finally done!

    Hey guys!
    Been at this one for a while!

    Let me know what you think, (i'm trying to go for my first 7! i want to break out of the 6 world!!!!!!)


    Voting here http://coolminiornot.com/260536
    ...
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    Heres a video of the models for sale guys. check...

    Heres a video of the models for sale guys. check it out!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=teJ1H8RwIzs
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    Paint Chat! NMM tutorial!

    Hey guys,

    tonight at 10:00 PM EST

    i'm going to be doing a live tutorial on NMM. This is my way, and is in no way the best way. but i thought i'd share.

    Anyone interested DROP ON BY!!!!! ...
  31. New to 40k, Necrons and Dark Angels.

    I'm thinking of making some armies, and i've been testing out some lists with some friends. I would like to hear you're guys opinions.

    Dark Angels:
    HQ
    Master of the Deathwing - 155
    Deathing...
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    Mic is only necessary if you also want to host...

    Mic is only necessary if you also want to host video. Otherwise theres a chat in the side bar.
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    Hey guys, I'll be hosting tonight at 11:00...

    Hey guys,

    I'll be hosting tonight at 11:00 est.

    Anyone interested pop in!

    cheers, Gary.
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    Bunch of crap for sale!

    Hey guys, i got a lot of stuff for sale, just trying to clear out some stuff i don't use that takes up space.

    Pictures available upon request.

    Unpainted figs (can be painted upon request):...
  35. The idea of zenithal lighting is that the light...

    The idea of zenithal lighting is that the light source is above the mini.

    the point that Madnos makes is that you painted each leg and armour plate as though the light was above each armour...
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    Hey, Yah chrome uh.. I'm sure we can figure...

    Hey,

    Yah chrome uh.. I'm sure we can figure something out! ;)

    and nice hinton! (i like your videos in your thread by the way)
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    Hey, i'm thinking of doing it every friday,...

    Hey, i'm thinking of doing it every friday, Saturday, and Sunday night. Theres also a possibility of doing it just during the day.

    In my case i'm in EST time zone. So, when i said night, i mean...
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    Going to start probably around 12 now :P company...

    Going to start probably around 12 now :P company over and yah... if anyone's interested just drop on by. Cheers.
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    Paint Chat

    Hey guys,

    So some of you may know i've been trying to do some tutorials on youtube, some of you may not :P

    But Last night i tried something new. I hosted an event on blogtv (essentially it...
  40. i find that having a few models on the go (and...

    i find that having a few models on the go (and i'm talking abotu display models) really breaks up the monotony of painting one the whole time. I work on one until i get a little tired of paitning it....
  41. I think Krylon is good to go. Just make sure you...

    I think Krylon is good to go. Just make sure you buy the "primer" and not just the regular stuff. They have all sorts of coloured primers too, White, Brown, Black, Grey. and some other ones! I think...
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    Thanks man! i try to add some humour and stuff to...

    Thanks man! i try to add some humour and stuff to my vids, so i'm glad you atleast think it's funny!
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    Hey, I encounter the same thing with my...

    Hey,

    I encounter the same thing with my set-up. I did figure out how to get around it though. I found that using a darker background eliminated the flicker, and also, i have another lamp that...
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    NMM Sanguinor. Obsidian Painting

    Hey guys, i'm currently working out some How to paint videos on my youtube channel. (youtube.com/obsidianpainting)

    And recently i've been doing step by step on a NMM Sanguinor.

    I haven't got...
  45. I use Krylon Grey Primer. But i was able to find...

    I use Krylon Grey Primer. But i was able to find it at Walmart for about $4.

    Great stuff, makes a real nice surface to work on. If you want to see what it looks like on a mini....
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    i have completed: 15 termagaunts 15 imperial...

    i have completed:
    15 termagaunts
    15 imperial guardsmen
    1 captain sicarius
    about 48 chaos warriors
    4 fire giant figures from Wotc from way back
    And am working on a Sanguinor mini. I would post...
  47. Received the stuff from Ngartstudios! ...

    Received the stuff from Ngartstudios!

    Excellent stuff, a Terror bird(can be found on their website) and some Tombstone EARPS from black scorpion miniatures.

    Nice!

    Really excited to paint...
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    Imperial Guard

    http://coolminiornot.com/248384

    I painted this guy to a tabletop standard(At least thats what i was going for)

    The rest of the troop soon to follow :)

    Please vote :)

    Gary.
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    Yah i only made the article this year... :P sooo.

    Yah i only made the article this year... :P sooo.
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    http://www.coolminiornot.com/article/aid/892 ...

    http://www.coolminiornot.com/article/aid/892

    Check out this article i did a while back.

    It talks about series 7, series 7 mini, aand raphael. :)
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    the only problem i had was the sword thing, i'm...

    the only problem i had was the sword thing, i'm not sure if it's supposed to be liek that or not, but it looks a wee bit short.... but i'm sure once it's all paitned it'll be great!

    And i know...
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    and more photos.

    and more photos.
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    Hey guys! Been a while since i added to this....

    Hey guys!

    Been a while since i added to this. But here we go!

    I've done quite a bit. Pretty much finished the body, and the left hand, and the banner.

    However i'm looking to improve my...
  54. I shipped out Cog's stuff(and messaged him) last...

    I shipped out Cog's stuff(and messaged him) last week sometime. They told me it would take up to to weeks so he may get them next week!

    Cheers, Gary.
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    Actually, i quite like cog's idea, i could still...

    Actually, i quite like cog's idea, i could still have the "elysian fields" idea going on underneath. I was thinking of painting a backdrop for this as well, with a burning sky, and possibly drop pods...
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    Thank you again! :) Gary.

    Thank you again! :)

    Gary.
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    I don't want to put any negative things out...

    I don't want to put any negative things out there, but i feel the metallics let the rest of the model down. There isn't much contrast in the armour, or the weapons. It also looks a bit grainy. (the...
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    Help for base!!!

    Hey guys,

    I have a captain sicarius mini that i'm almost done painting( i just have the two hands and the banner left) And i wanted to do something extra special for my base.

    I had two ideas...
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    I pretty much use it for everything on my higher...

    I pretty much use it for everything on my higher quality mini's. I still use other techniques with it aswell though. I never use any ONE technique on a mini by itself. I'll sometimes use this, then...
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    Thanks guys! I appreciate the kind words(and i...

    Thanks guys!

    I appreciate the kind words(and i accepted btw mick)

    I hope my tut's only help more people! :P

    Gary.
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    New Tutorial videos on youtube.

    Hey guys,
    I just recently put new videos up on youtube. I will be redoing some of the older ones to get a better quality video. But until then enjoy what i've already put up!!!!!
    ...
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    Hey, yah i'm going over each area over and...

    Hey,

    yah i'm going over each area over and over again. I'm not really decreasing the area no. I only decrease the area when i want to concentrate the pigment, or when i change to a new colour....
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    Hey! Check out my tutorials on youtube. ...

    Hey!

    Check out my tutorials on youtube. youtube.com/obsidianpainting. See what you think. They may give you a helping hand. i'm not sure:P

    Cheers, Gary.
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    Everything is looking good!

    Quick question, the deadline changed right? cause last time i heard it was feb 14th, but now its 28th of march? that makes everything much easier!

    Once again...
  65. Hey too late to sign up? If not then count me in!...

    Hey too late to sign up? If not then count me in! :)

    Obsidian Painting - Canada- North America

    what the hell is flagging?
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    Well the way my pricing system works out, it's...

    Well the way my pricing system works out, it's about $4 per model. And i'm sure wether to do what exiles said, and sell the units, or just sell the whole faction as either a "starter" or expansion...
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    orc army/ space marine army.

    Hey guys,

    i'm going to be doing up a space marine army, and an orc army to sell. This will be done to a high tabletop quality. However, i was wondering what models would be good to choose for...
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    Haha, It's definitely not the song i picked! oh...

    Haha, It's definitely not the song i picked! oh well though. it's not THAT bad. lol
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    Layering, Washing, And WetBlending

    Alright guys, as some of you may know, i've been uploading "How to" videos on techniques. Not finished mini's per se, but the techniques themselves.

    I just uploaded two more videos

    Layering:...
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    Wet-Blending Demo!

    I've recently posted a demo on wetblending, on my youtube channel. Go check it out guys.

    Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-f0OB4x2mrc

    Cheers, Gary.
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    you can find it on their website here: ...

    you can find it on their website here:

    http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/content/article.jsp?catId=cat210004&categoryId=600003&section=&pIndex=2&aId=9200009&start=3

    Or
    ...
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    I'd buy Raphael if they sold them Here! Gary.

    I'd buy Raphael if they sold them Here!

    Gary.
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    I'll take the treemen if noone wants them? Is...

    I'll take the treemen if noone wants them? Is there a deadline to the Contest?

    Cheers, Gary.

    Edit: Valentines! Should have looked! Also, if you send me all the tree people, i'll make a...
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    I think i was focusing, at the time :P, on more...

    I think i was focusing, at the time :P, on more or so hitting the raised areas and MAKING SURE, i left the crevices dark. Then i wanted to add colour, so purple, blue and red were added in random...
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    Man... looking at that face now... I kinda wonder...

    Man... looking at that face now... I kinda wonder what the hell i was on when i painted it! haha, It looks REALLY strange. that'll teach me for painting at 3 in the morning!

    I'm definitley redoing...
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    Happy Birhtday!!!! Cheers! Gary.

    Happy Birhtday!!!!

    Cheers! Gary.
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    Heres an update! ...

    Heres an update!

    http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll57/draconisman22/HPIM0619.jpg

    http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll57/draconisman22/HPIM0620.jpg
    ...
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    I apologize Einion, but it you seem to not give...

    I apologize Einion, but it you seem to not give me enough Credit. I have done all the research and i know all the problems you have been presenting me with. And i have come up with some solutions to...
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    Painting the eyes and teeth something besides...

    Painting the eyes and teeth something besides green would help this figure stand out a little more. Maybe adding more highlights to all the coloured areas? The metallics can only benefit from more...
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    Thanks guys! @Prophecy: Yah i'll touch up...

    Thanks guys!

    @Prophecy: Yah i'll touch up those areas, they seemed a bit weak to me as well. And yes the face has alot of contrast. As i was painting it i wanted that at first. But the more i look...
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    You guys are too kind! I'm ordering some more...

    You guys are too kind!

    I'm ordering some more supplies, and before i am finalized on the formula, i'm going to try a little bit more to see if i can make this even better! If i can then...
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    Captain Sicarius!

    So Heres a Sicarius model.

    I'm doing him clearly to the Ultramarines look. However there are a couple of things i'm doing to make him a little more.. unique.. but not really :P
    ...
  83. Raphael 8404 Vs. Winsor and newton series 7 Vs. " Miniature

    Alright,

    So i've recently bought some brushes. And as we're all told, THE best brushes are Winsor and Newton series 7, series 7 miniature, and Raphael 8404.

    Another brush company that is...
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    http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/content/article....

    http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/content/article.jsp?categoryId=&pIndex=1&aId=15100010&start=2

    I think that's it. 3:1 mix of graveyard earth and shadow grey. highlighted by adding kommando...
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    The recipe, with the bleached bone, will give a...

    The recipe, with the bleached bone, will give a brownish colour. The charadon granite is a Deep Brown grey, and then the dheneb stone is a light brown grey. and then bleached bone is a yellow colour....
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    Try to get my paint line up and running, i would...

    Try to get my paint line up and running, i would like to get some 8's up here on CMON, Get some of my minis painted and outta here, I would like to make some money on that end of the scale. Workout...
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    Try Charadon Granite, Dheneb Stone, Bleached...

    Try Charadon Granite, Dheneb Stone, Bleached bone, Ogryn Flesh, Gryphonne Sepia.

    That should get you something similar.

    Cheers, Gary.
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    http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll57/draconisma...

    http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll57/draconisman22/HPIM0588-1.jpg

    http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll57/draconisman22/HPIM0589.jpg
    ...
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    Alright, so If i could get everyone to pm me...

    Alright, so

    If i could get everyone to pm me with their Info that would be excellent. I hope to be sending out the samples later this month. Or you could alternatively send it to my email address...
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    Hey! Welcome to the Forums Jimmy! There...

    Hey!

    Welcome to the Forums Jimmy!

    There are wo ways you can add pics.

    1. through photobucket

    2. through the manage attachments in post reply.
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    Ah what the heck! I'm a nice guy! 1....

    Ah what the heck! I'm a nice guy!

    1. ScottRadom
    2. Chrome
    3. Prophecy07
    4. Rugne
    5.NGartsutdios
    6. MAstahB
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    so! 1. ScottRadom 2. Chrome 3. Prophecy07...

    so!

    1. ScottRadom
    2. Chrome
    3. Prophecy07
    4. Rugne
    5.

    Still need one more guys!?
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    Excellent! Then i'm sure you'll enjoy these. ...

    Excellent! Then i'm sure you'll enjoy these.

    gary.
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    @Chrome Nice! That'd be sweet. I like the idea...

    @Chrome Nice! That'd be sweet. I like the idea of these gemstones/rocks. And i'll see what i can do about getting something out to you!

    @Prophecy and everyone else: Remember these are for the...
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    Ok, so once i get in more supplies, By the end of...

    Ok, so once i get in more supplies, By the end of the month of january, i hope to have sent out samples to people. I don't want to send TOO many, and by the way the only requirement for receiving a...
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    To other paint brands? like GW and P3?

    To other paint brands? like GW and P3?
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    Hey thanks for the reply's guys. @Einion. ...

    Hey thanks for the reply's guys.

    @Einion.
    We are doing all this by hand, so no rolling mills(yes it takes alot longer, maybe later on if we get people who like the product) Dispersant isn't...
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    Ok guys! Here's a little thought provoker. ...

    Ok guys! Here's a little thought provoker.

    What should i call the paints? the line i'm going to call Obsidian Paint. (due to the companies name) however he individual paints need names too. My...
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    Update: so here it is over some colour! ...

    Update:

    so here it is over some colour!

    This is over metallics:
    http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll57/draconisman22/HPIM0587.jpg

    and over the red blade, which was first wetblending with ...
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    Update: I've encountered 1 problem with the...

    Update:

    I've encountered 1 problem with the Washes. That is that they seem to seperate when left alone. However this is easily fixed with some shaking. When i sell these i'm going to get some...
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    I'll See what i can do. The first pigments i'm...

    I'll See what i can do. The first pigments i'm trying are highly pigmented and NON-TOXIC. So, i'll se what i can do to make sure it's bright and covers well.
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    Another quick little update: This is just a...

    Another quick little update:

    This is just a light coverage so you can get an idea of what it does in a light, 1 coat.

    http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll57/draconisman22/HPIM0582.jpg
    ...
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    Update: Ok so, i've reformulated it a little...

    Update:

    Ok so, i've reformulated it a little more. On the Shaggoth it came out a little too thick, and didn't really flow. So i readjusted the formulation and now it flows quite well.

    So here...
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    So.... The brown didn't turn out the way i...

    So.... The brown didn't turn out the way i thought it would! lol oh well.

    The black turned out good though. I suppose i just need a more reddy brown, as this one came out yellowy and kinda...
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    I'll see what i can do! I got the package in,...

    I'll see what i can do! I got the package in, I'm just waiting for the chemicals to come to room temperature. I also decided to order some brushes from DickBlick, Raphael, Winsor and newton series...
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    Define doesn't suck? What qualities don't you...

    Define doesn't suck?

    What qualities don't you like about other yellows?

    Cheers, Gary.
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    Hey man, the test batch is free! It's a small...

    Hey man, the test batch is free! It's a small sample anyway :P i just want to see if people actually like it. If they do, then you can buy some! :P

    Cheers, Gary.
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    Well the idea was 7 to start. Then offer paint...

    Well the idea was 7 to start. Then offer paint sets. Like.. A blue set that goes from REALLY Dark blue(think midnight blue mixed with black) all the way up to something like ice blue mixed with...
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    Obsidian Painting: Obsidian Paint!

    So, i figured i'd post it here, so that way i can post updates on how i'm coming along with this project.

    For those of you who don't know, i plan on making paint. The ideal goal is to be able to...
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    Highlight with brighter reds? IF that doesn't...

    Highlight with brighter reds?

    IF that doesn't float your boat, add in a little of a flesh colour. and do edge highlighting type stuff. (or blend) I prefer to really just shade my reds more than...
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    Is this a good airbrush?

    So, i've read through some stuff on the forums, and was wondering if this was a good airbrush.

    http://www.dickblick.com/products/testors-complete-airbrush-system/

    I was thinking the nozzle may...
  112. Crap! Just noticed that. It's wierd how...

    Crap! Just noticed that.

    It's wierd how sometimes you can be working on something, and not see something like that until it's in a picture and someone points it out.

    Thank you!

    Gary.
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    Does anyone know how to melt them down? ...

    Does anyone know how to melt them down?

    Apparently grinding them into pellets makes it easier, so that will be taken into consideration. but what about the actual melting process? i mean they...
  114. Archaon conversion... again! Better pic.

    Hey guys,

    I did another photo of archaon, This one you can see alot better.

    Votey link:

    http://coolminiornot.com/239373

    You can see more of the detail i think.
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    Melting sprues?

    Hey everyone,

    A random question came across my mind. I am looking to make some moulds and casts of some stuff, and was wondering, seeing as how i have a crap load of sprues, if they could possibly...
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    Ok so, I'll drop the two blasted standards on...

    Ok so,

    I'll drop the two blasted standards on the Knights, and take a raptuous standard, and a festering shroud.

    I'll also get, seeing as how they are around 25$ for 10 models, maybe ill get...
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    "soporific musk 20 points the favoured one...

    "soporific musk 20 points
    the favoured one exudes a heady and unnatural scent,
    that ensares the mind and slows the limbs.

    when a unit flees from the character with this gift,
    or the unit he...
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    Ok, so i got the book, and also realized i had...

    Ok, so i got the book, and also realized i had more guys than i listed before.

    So here is what i'm planning on doing.

    Lords:

    Chaos Lord - 210
    shield (10)
    acid ichor (15)
    Diabolic...
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    Updating a Chaos Army

    Ok so, I have a big chaos army of my own, and im looking at changing it for the new rules

    I am getting the book this weekend, however i was wodnering of getting some advice before hand.

    I had...
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    The mini seems to be getting about a 6.5, is...

    The mini seems to be getting about a 6.5, is there anything i can do to future models to get into the 7's?

    Thanks guys, Gary.
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    the idea was that the guy on the horse was...

    the idea was that the guy on the horse was looking for more battle and death and stuff(all the good things) while the horse was rearing up cause it wanted to get the guy right there. So he's yelling...
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    Thanks, I'll keep that in mind for the next mini....

    Thanks, I'll keep that in mind for the next mini. I'm just completing that unit of warriors today. Then im working on Azrael. I started on his little buddy, and ill post some pics of that later maybe...
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    Thanks, duly noted. I'm getting a new camera so...

    Thanks, duly noted. I'm getting a new camera so hopefully that will help. :)

    Thanks again ,Gary.
  124. And we'll keep a record of how to make that...

    And we'll keep a record of how to make that colour, so if you ever need more! :)

    Gary.
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    Archaon Conversion

    Hey guys,

    this is my latest submission. I'm always seeking advice.
    This is the first time i've done multiple views so.....
    ...
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    as freak said, cut up a chunk of metal sprue and...

    as freak said, cut up a chunk of metal sprue and throw it in the pot. This helps tremendously. Distilled water is best to thin down acrylic. and a little bit of flow-aid/ flow improver also helps....
  127. I plan on shipping and distributing myself. I...

    I plan on shipping and distributing myself. I already have a business liscence :)

    In the paint line, at the moment we may only have around 6 colours to begin.

    The washes are what all the...
  128. Sorry but i won't be doing pots. I plan to only...

    Sorry but i won't be doing pots. I plan to only use dropper bottles.

    I think i will keep the 240 in case people would like to order large bottles of the Washes.

    If you check out the WIP...
  129. So, i know it may be too soon to think about...

    So, i know it may be too soon to think about this.

    But prices?

    If i charge 3$ per 15ml bottle(which is standard for companies like vallejo and reaper)

    the rest of the sizes woudl look like...
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    Heres an update. got alot of work done on the...

    Heres an update.

    got alot of work done on the base. The idea was that he was on a road and his chaos powers started cracking it open, and this guy is running away from him. However the rider is...
  131. I would like to keep it simple, so im going to...

    I would like to keep it simple, so im going to only offer a certain range of bottles.

    The ones i mentioned earlier waht i could do, but i crunched some math, and some of the bottles get really...
  132. Maybe i could just offer various sizes of...

    Maybe i could just offer various sizes of quantities(which i believe i said i could do earlier.. just earlier i said i could bigger! Now i need to be able to go smaller!)

    So i could offer this:
    ...
  133. Hmm...This is interesting The airbrush thing...

    Hmm...This is interesting

    The airbrush thing is insanely easy. Like.. INSANELY. All i have to do is formulate the paint. then add in a very particular medium and voila!

    The smaller paint...
  134. I find myself having almost ran out of my GW...

    I find myself having almost ran out of my GW Washes and only having owned them for a few months. Then again i do commission painting.

    However, these are the washes we are talking about, not the...
  135. Maybe i shoudl charge 6 dollars! Nah, 3 is...

    Maybe i shoudl charge 6 dollars!

    Nah, 3 is fine :)

    Cheers, Gary.
  136. I calculated out the cost of products, and how...

    I calculated out the cost of products, and how much it would cost to make 1 single, 1oz(30ml) bottle of a wash forumla. And it comes out to around .72$ Thats 72 cents.

    So to make some money on...
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    Actually i'm with shawn on this one. If...

    Actually i'm with shawn on this one.

    If people didn't use photoshop, then why would there be tutorials on how to correct images in the article section?

    Cheers, Gary.
  138. lol Thanks! and yah, as i mentioned before, i...

    lol Thanks!

    and yah, as i mentioned before, i don't really want to compete, just want to be an alternative if that. As i said i am making this anyways, regardless if people will buy it, for my own...
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    Most, if not all, of these models will be for...

    Most, if not all, of these models will be for sale. So if anyone is interested, when they are done being painted, contact me if you would like to buy them.

    Cheers, Gary
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    general wips

    So i just wanted to show what else i have on my table, so this could possibly just become my own wip thread.

    Here are some things im doing:
    Chaos warriors for my army...
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    the only bad thing that could potentially happen...

    the only bad thing that could potentially happen is it doesn't get as smooth as you wanted it to be. Tap water tends to have chemicals in it that, when added to paint, make it uneven and splotchy(or...
  142. The thing with some major paint brands (i.e Games...

    The thing with some major paint brands (i.e Games workshop) is that they keep changing over the years. The type of paint and formulation is starting to go down hill in my opinion.

    The price thing...
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    add water and stir well :) Gary. (possibly add...

    add water and stir well :)

    Gary. (possibly add flow improver if you want)
  144. For paints, would people like them more matte, or...

    For paints, would people like them more matte, or glossy.

    I would like to know everyones likes and dislikes about paints. What they prefer to see in a paint, and what they don't like about some...
  145. I will be able to do the whole Not glossy thing...

    I will be able to do the whole Not glossy thing pretty easily. The no drought mark, if i understand what your saying, is avoidable as a painter by just not loading so much on your brush, and not...
  146. Anyone have any suggestions or ideas they would...

    Anyone have any suggestions or ideas they would like to see?
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    Hey guys, just an update. I've decided to put...

    Hey guys, just an update.

    I've decided to put the Beelphegor model off to the side for a bit. I have recently gone out and bought like 9 minis. So i may start doing them up in a bit.

    Here is...
  148. Interesting you say that, because one of the...

    Interesting you say that, because one of the things i was looking at doing, was a wash(made from an ink) that does not fade, could have brilliant colours.

    Inks and washes i could literally make...
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    The shield is very reminiscent of something...

    The shield is very reminiscent of something Sebastian archer and Julien Casses would do. I've always liked their freehand shields with chipping and wear. Very nice, everything seems to be very well...
  150. Hey, Thanks guys! I appreciate your input...

    Hey,

    Thanks guys!

    I appreciate your input Dragonsreach, not harsh words at all.

    I wasn't planning on going up against the bigguns. Just to provide the option for people who wanted it. If...
  151. Not entirely sure where to post this...

    Hey guys.

    I'm not entirely sure if this is appropriate for any of the sections of the forum, and if it is not, by any means just delete it moderators! I don't want to cause any problems :P
    ...
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    It does thanks! Now i just have to figure out...

    It does thanks!

    Now i just have to figure out how he did it! :P

    Cheers!
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    Thanks Prophecy! Kind words. However, i...

    Thanks Prophecy!

    Kind words.

    However, i still would like some advice on how to improve :P everyone telling me its a good sword and what not doesn't really help with that :P

    Thanks again...
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    Still seekign Advice!

    Thanks for the links Cheelfy, but not the kind of mail i was talking about. However thanks anyways, does show some spectacular mini's for inspiration. I was looking more or so for ring mail. aka...
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    Another photo with better lighting would help...

    Another photo with better lighting would help tremendously. Also, try putting something behind the miniature. That way we don't see all this other stuff. It also helps to crop photos.

    Cheerio....
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    Haha, Thanks aapjeBOB0:P Anyways, here are...

    Haha,

    Thanks aapjeBOB0:P

    Anyways, here are some new pics.

    http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll57/draconisman22/HPIM0460.jpg
    ...
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    Well, it seems you've divided him in two correct?...

    Well, it seems you've divided him in two correct? with the colour scheme, one side the light blue grey, the other black?

    I would say paint the rest of him. Get all your basecoats on the model as...
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    Some Shading and highlighting on the Scottish?...

    Some Shading and highlighting on the Scottish? guy would improve his over all look. As he looks pretty flat right now.

    I'm not entirely sure we're your going with the Space Wolf guy though :P...
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    Does anyone have any advice on how to paint the...

    Does anyone have any advice on how to paint the Mail?

    Thanks, Gary.
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    Hey! Thanks alot for the compliment. And...

    Hey!

    Thanks alot for the compliment.

    And yah the pictures are pretty bad. I don't have my light box anymore, and i need to get a tripod. But i think they are ok atleast for showing some stuff....
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    Hey! Thanks! No problem! Recipe for the...

    Hey!

    Thanks! No problem!

    Recipe for the Fur:(i don't like the fur by the way)
    Calthan Brown BaseCoat
    Drybrush with Calthan Brown + Graveyard Earth
    Add Bleached Bone to Previous Mix(70:30...
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    Here are some more Photos. ...

    Here are some more Photos.

    http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll57/draconisman22/Snapshot2009-11-2716-41-18-1.jpg

    http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll57/draconisman22/HPIM0451.jpg
    ...
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    I do have Larger photos of the Face(which i think...

    I do have Larger photos of the Face(which i think are nice as the face is done pretty decently) And i will post them up in a bit as well with the next batch.
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    Archaon Conversion and Beelphegor.

    Alright so here are some shots of what i've been working on lately.
    There is an archaon converted. Not really heavily converted, just swapped his head out :P

    And a Beelphegor(only cape shots at...
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    Hey, I'm currently painting a model with a...

    Hey,

    I'm currently painting a model with a purple cape.

    The basecoat was done with Liche Purple. The shadows were done with adding a little bit of nauseating blue(and older paint) and then i...
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    Hey, I have had this problem recently as...

    Hey,

    I have had this problem recently as well. I think there are a few things that could solve this.

    1) As you spray in short bursts(like myself) you should make sure to at the end of the...
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    I play guitar professionally. I teach guitar, and...

    I play guitar professionally. I teach guitar, and Have attended berklee college of music. If you ever wanna chat about guitar Matt Just pm me :P

    Gary.
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    I think your paint needs to be thinner(possibly)...

    I think your paint needs to be thinner(possibly) and also you need to remove some paint from your brush. I think there is too much on.

    Cheers, Gary.
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    Hey! Check out this ,Thread...

    Hey! Check out this ,Thread it talks about different ways to blend, and other peoples blending techniques.

    Cheers, Gary
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    Are you wiping any excess paint from your brush...

    Are you wiping any excess paint from your brush off?
    Also this could happen because you aren\'t putting enough paint on the mini(by that i mean you aren\'t doing enough layers. don\'t mistake that...
  171. Hey guys thanks alot, I took a closer look at the...

    Hey guys thanks alot, I took a closer look at the banner and apparently there is some chaos symbol on it. So im thinking maybe ill just do the flag itself with the blue and white scheme but then...
  172. So something like this DR? Except. much better...

    So something like this DR?

    Except. much better and on a mini?
    http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll57/draconisman22/Photo206.jpg

    Thanks, Gary.

    Edit: Or were you thinking something along...
  173. Hey guys. Was wondering if i could get some help?

    Hey, im doing a chaos army, and im on a unit of chaos warriors. I will post a pic for you. The scheme is red and blue. The capes are red, and the armour is blue. Boots are brown and so are gloves and...
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    If your paint is thin enough that it\'s pooling,...

    If your paint is thin enough that it\'s pooling, then wipe more paint off of your brush.

    Also, i hold my mini 12 inches, if not more, from my primer can when im spraying. I start by spraying on...
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    Hey, A couple things you can do that may help...

    Hey,

    A couple things you can do that may help you a little bit.
    1) you can use your washes to also further every other part of your mini (give your horns a wash of devlan mud for instance, the...
  176. One thing i like to do for painting black to...

    One thing i like to do for painting black to white, is start with a black spray prime(really light, but cover everything alteast) then dust the model with a white primer.
    Dusting is where you hold...
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    Yah, i\'ve painted the base Hence forth, however,...

    Yah, i\'ve painted the base Hence forth, however, i was wondering if there were any way i could improve my technique? is it come along well do you think? I\'ve been working on this style of blending...
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    Be\'lakor!

    Hey guys, been a long time since i posted anything, I just wanted to know what you guys thought of this mini. Anything i could improve on or what not, i would like to hear what you all think.



    ...
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    To much paint on brush??? If its chalky i find...

    To much paint on brush??? If its chalky i find that adding a little water helps. I have a special solution for when somethign is chalky when watered down and that is Reaper flow improver + water....
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    Yah, they definitely are not done yet! i think...

    Yah, they definitely are not done yet! i think horthak is pretty close though. Any suggestions to make him better?
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    Hey guys! I did some more work finally, got some...

    Hey guys! I did some more work finally, got some newer brushes, And went to town!

    Here is some work of horthak, I haven\'t really been able to post these last few... weeksies. BUT! He\'s...
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    From what i can see it does look a little more...

    From what i can see it does look a little more like copper. One thing i do when doing bronze, (using metallic paints, i use GW) is the very end it highlighted with shining gold, but very little....
  183. What makes me laugh most is not the fact Mick...

    What makes me laugh most is not the fact Mick just powned that guy, but the fact that he\'s probably had that card for years and this is the only/ first tiime he\'ll use it !! lol

    Just joking,...
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    Well, you can shade red by adding brown......

    Well, you can shade red by adding brown... black.....blue...green.... all make very nice shades of red!!!! all do completely different effects. :)
    for highlighting red, i agree with ritual and...
  185. Thread: faces

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    Looks pretty good, but some places need to be...

    Looks pretty good, but some places need to be more shadowed, and some places need more highlights. (nose, brow etc. )
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    What about gold vs red? Or gold vs. blue? ...

    What about gold vs red?

    Or gold vs. blue?

    You didn\'t really leave many colour choices:P

    Yellow vs. orange? :P

    i don\'t know...
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    When diluting paint, if you don\'t want it to...

    When diluting paint, if you don\'t want it to fall into the recesses wipe your brush off on a cloth or something before going to the mini, this will allow you to control where the paint goes:)
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    Well i do\'nt have the catalogue yet.. but my...

    Well i do\'nt have the catalogue yet.. but my store will be selling Winsor and newton brushes. As i said i don\'t ahve the catalogue so i don\'t have prices for you. But we roughly sell things 30%...
  189. Vallejo game colour is saturated with colour,...

    Vallejo game colour is saturated with colour, similar to the GW paints. The model colour is more desaturated(colour wise) giving flat neutral tones(however they have some bright ones)

    The game...
  190. Thread: faces

    by obsidianpainting
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    One thing you could do, is use the very diluted...

    One thing you could do, is use the very diluted paint, but wipe excess paint off on a towel or cloth or something, before applying to the mini.. If you look up the urmuth painting article by...
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    And freak! how many times can you link that...

    And freak! how many times can you link that video!:P

    -Gary.
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    It looks like your primer is a bit too thick, as...

    It looks like your primer is a bit too thick, as well as your normal paints, just thin it down to about 1:1 (paint : water) and that should be a good starting point. Also wipe some of the paint off...
  193. It\'s pretty awesome, however the head is a...

    It\'s pretty awesome, however the head is a little too big and SLIGHTLY masculine looking. thats about it though.

    Not going to lie, she kinda looks korean. :P

    Cheers. Gary.
  194. Thread: Help!

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    I would suggest diluting your paint as well....

    I would suggest diluting your paint as well. start with a 1:1 consistency (water : paint) for the basecoat and then play around with it for highlights and shades. For multi-layering start with your...
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    I have to use Automatons arguments with the nmm...

    I have to use Automatons arguments with the nmm controversy.

    NMM is amazing, and can look really really good. However, i think the reason why it became so popular is because not many people knew...
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    Thanks guys! I\'m not going to lie, but all of...

    Thanks guys! I\'m not going to lie, but all of these kind words makes me want to paint! :P however my brushes are still broken... SO i have to wait till i get new ones.

    Oh well lol..

    Cheers,...
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    I actually teach guitar right now.. but don\'t...

    I actually teach guitar right now.. but don\'t have the drive to play for fun that much anymore.. I was actually going to go to university for music.. but kinda got out of that.. and decided to open...
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    Its called obsidian painting. We essentially will...

    Its called obsidian painting. We essentially will be selling all kinds of things. a hobby arts and craft supply store. We\'ll be selling alot of different miniatures companies.

    Games workshop,...
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    Well i mean, i was in the mood to paint.. it...

    Well i mean, i was in the mood to paint.. it usually relaxes me, and the other day i had a frustrating day so i went to paint. and then frustrating things happened! and it just threw me off for a...
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    BLARG!

    I seem to have come to a stop of some sorts.

    My painting skills have seem to vanished! I\'m either just really exhausted of painting or am not in the mood(same thing really)

    I don\'t know whats...
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