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    Thanks, guys. Here’s the latest. You know where...

    Thanks, guys. Here’s the latest. You know where you can find more pic if you want to.

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    I really like that swampy water. Hope it comes...

    I really like that swampy water. Hope it comes off in the chemistry department!
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    This sort of project is what Nurgle is made for!

    This sort of project is what Nurgle is made for!
  4. Thread: Graishak WIP

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    ​He-Man! Love it!

    ​He-Man! Love it!
  5. Your persistence on the flower lady has paid off.

    Your persistence on the flower lady has paid off.
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    Thanks guys. I have really been enjoying the...

    Thanks guys. I have really been enjoying the busts lately, whenever I finish something and start hunting for a new project, I seem to want a bust every time lately. I do try to vary the theme &...
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    Ok, if you’ve been following along you’ll...

    Ok, if you’ve been following along you’ll recognize some of this, I think. Some may be new. Head over to my gallery on P&P to see more and better pictures.

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    Ok, since this is a WIP forum, I figured I’d show...

    Ok, since this is a WIP forum, I figured I’d show you another bust before I finish him. Started this morning.

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  9. Sword’s definitely going to look cool on the...

    Sword’s definitely going to look cool on the finished mini.
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    Thanks so much for the feedback & support,...

    Thanks so much for the feedback & support, friends. I would say the Norman is my favorite, because I think I really leveled up there and he was such a joy to paint. I’m glad others have other...
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    Thanks pal. I’ve been enjoying a high tide lately...

    Thanks pal. I’ve been enjoying a high tide lately of time and motivation both, and I’m having fun trying things out without a lot of fear of failure. This one did turn out pretty nicely.

    I’ve got...
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    Anyone wants to check out some better pics of my...

    Anyone wants to check out some better pics of my zonked out shaman can check him out on the ToadChapel. Have a look around while you’re there. There is genuinely a lot of great stuff.
  13. Thread: Graishak WIP

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    Banner is looking too notch!

    Banner is looking too notch!
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    Nailed the effect of the light coming through the...

    Nailed the effect of the light coming through the cloth.
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    Very slick!

    Very slick!
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    Thanks, guys. Yes, DS, I was going for sadness....

    Thanks, guys. Yes, DS, I was going for sadness. The feedback I’ve gotten suggests I hit the mark. I liked the juxtaposition of the merry outfit and his personal suffering. Cyanide, thanks for the...
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    Thanks, Chris. Anyway, here he is all finished....

    Thanks, Chris. Anyway, here he is all finished. Let me know what you think.

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    ​always telling a story!

    ​always telling a story!
  19. Looking very nice! I think the black armor gives...

    Looking very nice! I think the black armor gives you a lot of license for your accent colors, so let’s see this pink sword!
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    ​You bring up a good point there.

    ​You bring up a good point there.
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    Always be painting! This is the brand new bust...

    Always be painting! This is the brand new bust from Zaba Art. Very big!

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    I know you, bud, you’ll find some new creative...

    I know you, bud, you’ll find some new creative angle or start a new project or finish an old one. You can’t keep an imagination like yours down.
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    Thank you all, guys, I really appreciate your...

    Thank you all, guys, I really appreciate your support. Daniel San, it’s very different from a 28mm figure. I’ve done quite a few 54mm and busts, so it’s hard to say what the adjustment would be, but...
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    Thanks fellas. Glad you like it. I tried hard!...

    Thanks fellas. Glad you like it. I tried hard! He’s done, so let me know what you think. I tried for an hour to take some decent pics, but it was a wash out. I truly suck at it. If I get some good...
  25. Thread: Kretcher WIP

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    Cool, I like the green color scheme. Definitely...

    Cool, I like the green color scheme. Definitely sets him apart.
  26. Looking mighty fine.

    Looking mighty fine.
  27. Thread: Graishak WIP

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    ​Hard to pick a favorite. Very cool!

    ​Hard to pick a favorite. Very cool!
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    Thanks very much to both of you. The larger scale...

    Thanks very much to both of you. The larger scale was a challenge (although the Zaba bust I did maybe 2 months ago was probably the same scale, it was a much smaller piece overall). Still, it was a...
  29. Thread: Arkaan - WIP

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    ​I like those strong colors!

    ​I like those strong colors!
  30. Flowers look very nice!

    Flowers look very nice!
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    Great stuff. I love the big old mouth!

    Great stuff. I love the big old mouth!
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    Haha, love it. Markers are a great idea!

    Haha, love it. Markers are a great idea!
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    Well, perhaps no one is interested, but my...

    Well, perhaps no one is interested, but my ‘Wanderer’ bust is finished and up on P&P. Here’s the link. You can also read some of my thoughts on painting him over on my website. Hope everyone is...
  34. Thread: "The Sin"

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    ​Cool concept & nice execution.

    ​Cool concept & nice execution.
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    I’ve been working on this post apocalyptic bust...

    I’ve been working on this post apocalyptic bust from FeR for the last week. I guess the end of civilization is just sort of on my mind...
    Still lots left to do, but I can finally see him coming...
  36. Thread: Sleeper WIP

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    With regard to your friend's advice, I would...

    With regard to your friend's advice, I would probably go in and brighten up the forearm a bit, sort of leading our eye down to the sword, which is a secondary focal point. I might also boost the red...
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    Death Dealer looks great. Very painterly....

    Death Dealer looks great. Very painterly. Definitely captures a lot of that painterly Frazetta vibe.
  38. Perhaps if you were up for this kind of finish...

    Perhaps if you were up for this kind of finish this approach would work well. The texture of your crackle paste seems similar to what I get with dirt.
  39. Thread: Sleeper WIP

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    Welcome! Nice first mini, it is very strong. I...

    Welcome! Nice first mini, it is very strong. I think that you could probably tone down the extreme white highlights on the top of the shield and the ponytail(?). The don’t have an obvious source and...
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    Time to completion over my last three projects...

    Time to completion over my last three projects has dropped from a month and a half to a week to two days. Should be down to a half hour or so soon, I reckon. Here is the T-rex.

    Better pics over...
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    Thanks, guys. Hairster, yes, it is a Secret...

    Thanks, guys. Hairster, yes, it is a Secret Workshop sculpt from 2008. I’ve had it for years but just realized that as I set down to paint it. I intend to buy one or two more, because I think it’s a...
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    I started another little project while I wait for...

    I started another little project while I wait for some models to arrive.

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    I’m trying out some more lighting tricks.

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    Hey, I know that guy! Nice painting. I like the...

    Hey, I know that guy! Nice painting. I like the warm/cold contrast all over the model. Funny that we did a very similar base!
    Hope your next figure doesn’t take so long!
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    If you’d like to see sexy pics of my bust, I’ve...

    If you’d like to see sexy pics of my bust, I’ve put a few over on P&P. Here’s the link!
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    All finished with this fiery fellow. Great sculpt...

    All finished with this fiery fellow. Great sculpt that worked with me the whole way.

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    You can see a bunch more pictures on ToadChapel. Here’s the link.
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    Thanks a bundle, friends. It’s been fun jumping...

    Thanks a bundle, friends. It’s been fun jumping into a project I had been dreaming about for a long time.
    I’m in the home stretch now. Just have to do the flame side of the coal, the water skin on...
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    Wonderful hobby space. Nurgle knight looks...

    Wonderful hobby space.
    Nurgle knight looks promising, glad you’re back at it.
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    Love the look of all that dotty painting!

    Love the look of all that dotty painting!
  49. Thread: TheLost WIP

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    ​Looking great. Love to see good basing.

    ​Looking great. Love to see good basing.
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    If that’s your third miniature, I’d quit now and...

    If that’s your third miniature, I’d quit now and try to get into something more challenging. Wonderful job.
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    Hopefully you can see where I’m headed with this...

    Hopefully you can see where I’m headed with this fellow. An older bust, but a real fun sculpt to paint, helping me move right along.
    Lemme know what you think.

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    Great stuff as always with the tank! And sweet...

    Great stuff as always with the tank! And sweet little terminator!
  53. Thread: Kretcher WIP

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    Editor’s Choice on P&P! Congratulations!

    Editor’s Choice on P&P! Congratulations!
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    The bananas were an odd choice for the base, but...

    The bananas were an odd choice for the base, but otherwise it’s a great piece! I love the textural variation throughout the figure and that great green/orange interplay on the armor is something...
  55. Thread: Graishak WIP

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    ​I like that big skull thing!

    ​I like that big skull thing!
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    Ok, Andy, I hope this will satisfy you! Check out...

    Ok, Andy, I hope this will satisfy you! Check out my new base building tutorial on ToadChapel.
  57. Thread: Kretcher WIP

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    Nice job on a really interesting project. The...

    Nice job on a really interesting project. The changes you made to the skin/wrinkles really helped marry the painted texture to the smooth sculpt. Previously the two had been fighting too much. A fine...
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    I’ve just put up an exciting new tutorial on...

    I’ve just put up an exciting new tutorial on ToadChapel where BaM explains his meticulous approach to TMM. Check it out here!
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    I’ll see what I can do, Andy. I did take some...

    I’ll see what I can do, Andy. I did take some pictures.
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    If you’ve ever wondered how our buddy BaM fills...

    If you’ve ever wondered how our buddy BaM fills his rich, detailed metals full of so much gritty character, your ship has come in. You can read his great new tutorial on ToadChapel. Here’s the link!
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    Thanks so much guys. I really appreciate the...

    Thanks so much guys. I really appreciate the support. I’ve finished Maulg up, got him settled on his dreary little base. I’m super happy with what I pulled off here, definitely feel like he’s a step...
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    Thanks a lot, 10. He’s been a challenge and a joy...

    Thanks a lot, 10. He’s been a challenge and a joy to paint.
    Here’s the base I’m working on.

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    I love bases & basing, but I do not, as a rule, care for big bases. I like things tight and...
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    It’s very enjoyable to watch you blast through...

    It’s very enjoyable to watch you blast through this, seeming to have the flow in your fingers. The way you’re balancing powerful but muted colors, and building up wonderful textures to play off one...
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    Thanks for the kind words. Hairster, I have been...

    Thanks for the kind words. Hairster, I have been pushing myself, but have kept things fun at the same time. I end up reminding myself of things g0rb has said about not getting too attached to what...
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    Eh, pretty good, I guess. Seriously, man, I am...

    Eh, pretty good, I guess.
    Seriously, man, I am not a resentful person but you are always nut punching us with what seems like effortless excellence and uninterrupted improvement. Keep it up!
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    Sounds like a real adventure so far. It looks...

    Sounds like a real adventure so far. It looks splendid, though. I’m digging the density of the scene and the color choices you’ve made all around the base.
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    Ok Andy, you know I trust you, because I nearly...

    Ok Andy, you know I trust you, because I nearly hyperventilated as I started glazing in this bright aqua (I think it was P3 Meridian Blue) over all my beautiful dots! I’m glad I listened, though. I...
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    Thanks guys. I agree it looks better. Andy, do...

    Thanks guys. I agree it looks better.

    Andy, do you mean the whole model, just the margin of the blue & yellow, or just the yellow?
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    Really love the color games you’re playing on...

    Really love the color games you’re playing on that helmet.
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    Ok, I took the plunge. Looks like there’s still a...

    Ok, I took the plunge. Looks like there’s still a spot or two to smooth out but I have blended over the hard division between blue & yellow. I’d say yeah, I like the change. Thanks for your feedback....
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    Ok, guys, thanks as always for the feedback. I’ve...

    Ok, guys, thanks as always for the feedback. I’ve taken the advice on smoothing the transitions on the knees (and elbows). You can see the new joints here:

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    I took a before & after...
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    Haha, sorry to laugh at your plight, Andy, but...

    Haha, sorry to laugh at your plight, Andy, but that was hilarious. I guess when you worked from the toilette and got frustrated with a mini you could just give em the old sea burial.
    Anyway, here’s...
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    I finally undertook a long overdue cleaning and...

    I finally undertook a long overdue cleaning and reorganization of my hobby space. Ah! It feels bigger, lighter, and so much less claustrophobic. I’ve deliberately left space for things that I want...
  74. Oh cool, looks like it’ll be an impressive mini....

    Oh cool, looks like it’ll be an impressive mini. Word Eater, huh? Better ask Siks where to find bulk prices on Blood for the Blood God paint.
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    space hulk dip looks super interesting. And I...

    space hulk dip looks super interesting. And I can’t wait to see the next big old slice of imagination.
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    YES! The site will not allow me to say just...

    YES!

    The site will not allow me to say just ‘YES’, so I have to write this and ruin the effect.
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    Lots more time spent on this fellow, though...

    Lots more time spent on this fellow, though progress is slow. I’m starting to work in the red/pink zones on the elbows, knees, nipples, and scars. Having fun with this and breaking it up into lots of...
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    So handsome, and so gross. Love the restraint...

    So handsome, and so gross. Love the restraint you’re showing, rather than just putting Nurgle’s rot everywhere.
  79. Thread: 10 balls WIP

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    Fantastic, bud! Your style (though you paint in a...

    Fantastic, bud! Your style (though you paint in a number of different veins) translates really well to old school minis. A unit of that sort of fellow would look amazing, or a diorama. But even on...
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    Thanks guys. In spite of my frustrations with...

    Thanks guys. In spite of my frustrations with photography, I’ve put my ‘Random Encounter’ up on P&P. He took best in category (Single Figure, Journeyman) at NOVA last year. Here’s the link if you...
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    As you will know of you’ve followed my WIP over...

    As you will know of you’ve followed my WIP over the years, I’ve struggled a lot with taking even halfway decent photos of my minis. This isn’t a big deal most of the time, but when I’ve put a lot of...
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    You’ve got a dizzying amount of projects on...

    You’ve got a dizzying amount of projects on display in here, and they all look cool. Death Dealer is shaping up to be a great one. Really nice job with the background. And I love the green dragon.
  83. Thread: Dhdiez WIP

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    ​Nice painting. You’ve got a nice mix of textures...

    ​Nice painting. You’ve got a nice mix of textures & surfaces.
  84. Thread: TheLost WIP

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    The base by itself is good, it’s really just the...

    The base by itself is good, it’s really just the weird visual interaction with the mini. I’d at least try out another figure option or two and see if you can just pull a better fit, compositionally.
  85. Thread: Arkaan - WIP

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    That’s my favorite part, too!

    That’s my favorite part, too!
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    Sculpture looks good, and the diorama looks...

    Sculpture looks good, and the diorama looks awesome. Not sure what you’ve got planned for that scene, but you should check this out to see if it fires any ideas.
  87. Thread: Graishak WIP

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    Oh, yes, I like that shaman dude. Lots of nice...

    Oh, yes, I like that shaman dude. Lots of nice details for you to bring to life.
  88. Thread: Sik’s WIP

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    Wolfman looks great. He’ll definitely turn heads...

    Wolfman looks great. He’ll definitely turn heads sitting on the shelf.
  89. Thread: Kretcher WIP

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    I like what you’re doing with that Infinity...

    I like what you’re doing with that Infinity figure. Good looking shine on that outrageous hair.
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    Great job. Super moody with a real sense of depth.

    Great job. Super moody with a real sense of depth.
  91. Thread: 10 balls WIP

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    Elephant skin’s looking wonderful. I wish that...

    Elephant skin’s looking wonderful. I wish that pretty pachyderm hadn’t gotten mutilated by the monster man!
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    Cheers, dhdiez, welcome aboard. Here is a bit of...

    Cheers, dhdiez, welcome aboard.
    Here is a bit of progress on the skin of the blue bruiser. Lots more to be done, but I’m finally seeing the emergence of what I had planned. It’s hard to see after...
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    If you’ve been enjoying BaM’s Nurgle spire...

    If you’ve been enjoying BaM’s Nurgle spire tyrants, you’ll of course want to check out his brand spanking new article on how he achieved that dense and delicious rust on their weapons. Thanks BaM,...
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    Friends, I’ve got a treat for you over on the...

    Friends, I’ve got a treat for you over on the ‘Chap. Uncle BaM has graciously agreed to share his recipe for grungy, grimy, Nurgle-tasting rust. I’ve got a few rust tutorials on ToadChapel (AndyG’s...
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    Cheers guys, and thanks for all the feedback....

    Cheers guys, and thanks for all the feedback.
    Graishak, I’m not sure about any tattoos yet. I think I’m still feeling my way into the color scheme I’ve chosen, and I’ll assess what further details...
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    Ok, for those of you following this project,...

    Ok, for those of you following this project, here’s a bit of an update. I toned down the skintones with grey glazes, and his right leg has received more attention and looks maybe a little more like...
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    Thanks, Eki. I just figure this one’s going to...

    Thanks, Eki. I just figure this one’s going to take more effort and some ingenuity. I wish it were smoother sailing but I’ll deal with the problems the best I can.
    High MAXXxxx, great to see you....
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    Hey fellas, thanks for the kind words. Always...

    Hey fellas, thanks for the kind words. Always much appreciated.
    Sik, I did exactly that and it seems to have helped a whole lot. Funny thing was the Tamiya was the THIRD time I primed it! First time...
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    Thanks a lot, guys. You know I respect both of...

    Thanks a lot, guys. You know I respect both of your NMM styles greatly, so it’s really nice to hear.

    Ok, the bad news. I sprayed Maulg with white Tamiya primer. I have never heard anything bad...
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    Thanks so much, guys. I’m very happy with how it...

    Thanks so much, guys. I’m very happy with how it came out. Pretty much how I had hoped.
    Bullfrog, I don’t think I’ll be offering tutorials just yet. One decent axe head doesn’t give me the courage...
  101. Hey man, so sad to hear about your cat. She was...

    Hey man, so sad to hear about your cat. She was an exceptionally beautiful creature. I know what a blow it is when you lose a pet, a friend, and a family member at the same time. Wish I had more than...
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    Ferkin ❤️ that mean little Mongol warboss!

    Ferkin ❤️ that mean little Mongol warboss!
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    Thanks so much for the kind words, friends. It’s...

    Thanks so much for the kind words, friends. It’s so gratifying to share your efforts with people who have followed the process of creation and hear nice things back! Though he’s got a few warts, I’m...
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    ​Projects all look cool, Dex. I like what you’re...

    ​Projects all look cool, Dex. I like what you’re up to with that diorama.
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    Looking fearsome. Like I said before, the range...

    Looking fearsome. Like I said before, the range of tones you’re getting within the neutral palette is really impressive.
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    Shields are freakin greeeeeeat, brother! So over...

    Shields are freakin greeeeeeat, brother! So over the top. I’m reading some Gotrek & Felix at the moment and these sumbitches look perfect for a woodland ambuscade.
  107. Thread: Arkaan - WIP

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    Have you shown the box art and pretended it’s...

    Have you shown the box art and pretended it’s your own work? Shame on you, Arkaan.

    Great job!
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    Really coming together nicely. All your various...

    Really coming together nicely. All your various ‘blacks’ look great together.
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    I like your lightbox!

    I like your lightbox!
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    Looking mighty fine. The warm/cold contrast is...

    Looking mighty fine. The warm/cold contrast is working nicely.
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    Thank you, Johannes. He’s all finished. I had...

    Thank you, Johannes.

    He’s all finished. I had a great time painting him. Learned a lot and overall feel like I succeeded at what I was trying to do. You might remember that this was an orphan...
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    Thanks, guys, for the kind words and the...

    Thanks, guys, for the kind words and the suggestions. Eli :doh:, I did add a very faint line of stubble around the sides of his scalp. It’s subtle, but I’m really glad I did. Definitely seems to...
  113. Thread: Arkaan - WIP

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    I like that chainsaw boy. Orange looks good...

    I like that chainsaw boy. Orange looks good against the green palette.
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    Damn, Siri, you fickle-hearted trollop!

    Damn, Siri, you fickle-hearted trollop!
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    Liver spots and head highlights added. Plus...

    Liver spots and head highlights added. Plus leather painted. Thanks for the feed back. Eli, I’ going to look at it a little more before I add the stubble on the top of his head. Might do that, too.
    ...
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    And there you go: eyebrows. 78627

    And there you go: eyebrows.

    78627
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    I’m not sure about your choice of model....

    I’m not sure about your choice of model. Thematically it cuts a little close to the bone!

    I’m sure you’ll knock it out of the park. You excel at capturing the vibe of those classic fantasy...
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    Blooping along with this guy. Though I’m painting...

    Blooping along with this guy. Though I’m painting him more for fun than competition (and the stress that comes with that exacting standard), I’d appreciate feedback from you all. His beard is not...
  119. I agree it looks pretty solid. My advice would be...

    I agree it looks pretty solid. My advice would be to think about where water would pool (against ridges, in corners) and hit that with a bit of your rust.
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    Picked this fellow up as a break from all the...

    Picked this fellow up as a break from all the drawing I’ve been doing. 2-D creativity has fit more easily into my schedule in recent months, but it looks like I’ll have some time for some longer-term...
  121. Thread: Sik’s WIP

    by SaintToad
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    Wow, bud, I not just being lazy to say that...

    Wow, bud, I not just being lazy to say that everything looks fantastic. I love when narrative pieces marry great storytelling with superior painting & craftsmanship. Your dio, for all the fatigue it...
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    ​Looks like you’re doing justice to that awesome...

    ​Looks like you’re doing justice to that awesome sculpt. Really nice skintones. Can’t wait for more on this one!
  123. Great to see this project come together at last....

    Great to see this project come together at last. I really like the back of her hood and the knife. Congratulations on the way you pushed yourself on this model.
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    Not the time to be painting Nurgle, John... maybe...

    Not the time to be painting Nurgle, John... maybe some Sylvaneth or Deepkin would be a safer choice?
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    Just wanted to check in and say I hope everyone...

    Just wanted to check in and say I hope everyone is healthy and safe. I feel you if your plans, like mine, have been scuttled by corona. Be smart & stay sane out there, my friends.
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    Wonderful job all around! The piece is filled...

    Wonderful job all around! The piece is filled with elf-y mood. I love how you added to the base itself. Nice paintjob on the figure, too. She goes great with those golden leaves.
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    Tons of exciting project coming together here....

    Tons of exciting project coming together here. You’re really challenging yourself in many ways. Birch tree looks awesome! So glad you’re doing that!

    Oh, and I’m glad you’re finding the mushroom...
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    These have the potential to be great. That pale...

    These have the potential to be great. That pale skin against some olive Nurgle armor sounds delicious.
  129. Thread: Graishak WIP

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    He looks like a fungi. I am hilarious.

    He looks like a fungi.


    I am hilarious.
  130. Hey! Congratulations on your good showing in the...

    Hey! Congratulations on your good showing in the competition. Always good to get that feedback, too.
    Eager to see what you cook up with that base. I’d suggest you figure a way to get some variation...
  131. Thread: Graishak WIP

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    fReAkY DeA​kY!!

    fReAkY DeA​kY!!
  132. Thread: Arkaan - WIP

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    Shiny! Polished metal looks good.

    Shiny! Polished metal looks good.
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    ​Is that a coin purse dangling down your leg or...

    ​Is that a coin purse dangling down your leg or are you just happy to see me, sirrah?
  134. Thread: 10 balls WIP

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    Elephant looks ace! I love all those warm greys...

    Elephant looks ace! I love all those warm greys and browns you’re working in there.
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    Clouds, check it out...

    Clouds, check it out. He’s a hobby MacGyver.
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    I've just added to the ToadChapel library a great...

    I've just added to the ToadChapel library a great tutorial by our pal g0rb on the scratchbuilding and weathering of a display platform he created for his models. Everyone likes a glimpse into Chris's...
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    Boom! In addition to the incredible tutorial by...

    Boom! In addition to the incredible tutorial by 10Ball which I posted earlier today, I've also just added to the ToadChapel library a great tutorial by our pal g0rb on the scratchbuilding and...
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    Wow bud, this is just a fantastic job. I know I’m...

    Wow bud, this is just a fantastic job. I know I’m not the only one who’s been inspired by your incredible ability to turn a three rusty screws, a cereal box, and a handful of grapes into a game legal...
  139. Thread: 10 balls WIP

    by SaintToad
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    Our man 10 was generous enough to produce a...

    Our man 10 was generous enough to produce a tutorial documenting the creation of Shaetann’s incredible and much admired skintones. Head on over to ToadChapel to read the article he wrote. Thanks, Lee!
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    Ok friends, we’ve all been drooling over those...

    Ok friends, we’ve all been drooling over those diabolical skintones on 10Ball’s Shaetann. Well, he’s a terrific guy and agreed to share his black magic formula with all of us. To read a tutorial on...
  141. Thread: Sik’s WIP

    by SaintToad
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    lots of great tones in them nurglings & their...

    lots of great tones in them nurglings & their daddy, and the necrons have a real eye catching scheme. Smart move with the kill team. Although they don’t look like they helped you shake the - wait for...
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    Thanks, guys. Sik, I would love to put myself in...

    Thanks, guys. Sik, I would love to put myself in that mushroom patch, but I gotta paint the minis that are available! Actually, I thought she was pretty much perfect for the vibe I hoped to achieve....
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    Not sure exactly where you’re headed with it, but...

    Not sure exactly where you’re headed with it, but I like the idea of using polyhedral dice in a little (presumably) rpg-themed scene.
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    I’ve been putting a bit of paint on my mushroom...

    I’ve been putting a bit of paint on my mushroom hunter. Today I gave her a very colorful dress!

    78090
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    Great picks, man. Definitely a tough choice,...

    Great picks, man. Definitely a tough choice, given how many excellent units you have, but these are exceptional.
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    You should give her a sculpture to thank her. My...

    You should give her a sculpture to thank her.
    My dad was a dentist and gave me some of his awesome tools when he retired. Definitely some of my favorites. I have these ones that are like tiny little...
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    ​I’ve been watching this one with interest and...

    ​I’ve been watching this one with interest and enjoyment. The colors all really pop, but they also support one another beautifully. Really great job with this piece.
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    She’s a beaut. And don’t worry about the...

    She’s a beaut. And don’t worry about the freehand. You make a mistake, WHOOPS, looks like it’s time for a little more battle damage.
  149. Maybe lean in to the challenge you’re facing with...

    Maybe lean in to the challenge you’re facing with the fiddly ring lines. Often when I’m painting eyes I just paint them without worrying (too much) about spilling over onto the lids, knowing that...
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    Great model that shows off a lot of your...

    Great model that shows off a lot of your signature moves. Love that shimmer!
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    Nice start. I’m jealous you were able to sit in...

    Nice start. I’m jealous you were able to sit in with Sproket. Could you describe the paint consistency you’re aiming for with his stippling technique? Just water & paint or are you adding any kind of...
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    Thanks for all the nice remarks, guys. On the...

    Thanks for all the nice remarks, guys. On the tutorials, stay tuned, as the ToadScribes have several more in the pipeline. Another from 10 and one from BaM, as they’ve both indicated, plus one or two...
  153. Thread: Graishak WIP

    by SaintToad
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    ​Good looking band of gobbos. Incredible how fast...

    ​Good looking band of gobbos. Incredible how fast you got em painted up!
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    10Ball’s tutorial...

    10Ball’s tutorial on rusty metals is now up on ToadChapel. Don’t miss it!
  155. Thread: 10 balls WIP

    by SaintToad
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    Hey gang, 10Ball’s tutorial on rusty true...

    Hey gang, 10Ball’s tutorial on rusty true metallics is up on ToadChapel. Check it out here!
  156. Replies
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    These will look most badass on the field of...

    These will look most badass on the field of battle. If your opponent has any sense, he will concede before your unholy beastmen can smash his warriors into tiny plastic bits.
  157. Thread: 10 balls WIP

    by SaintToad
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    Heretic! Burn the witch! Great looking and super...

    Heretic! Burn the witch!
    Great looking and super weird little guy. I never knew Hero Quest when I was younger but I love the goofy fantasy look of all these amazing minis. They feel very nostalgic....
  158. Replies
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    Mushroom tutorial...

    Mushroom tutorial is up on ToadChapel. Check it out if you want to add a bit of funky fungal detail to your next base.
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    Thanks, guys. The scene’s finished (I think) and...

    Thanks, guys. The scene’s finished (I think) and you can view all the details on ToadChapel. As I said, a mushroom making tutorial is in the works. Gorb, the figure is going to be a hunter... of...
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    No doubt, looks great and I recognize it as a...

    No doubt, looks great and I recognize it as a lovely birch immediately. I can’t wait to see it in place.
    We must be on the same wavelength. I drew a cool looking birch tree just yesterday.
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    Thanks, fellas. Here’s a look at the little scene...

    Thanks, fellas. Here’s a look at the little scene I’m creating. There will be a figure on this one.

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    Nice detailing. Muzzle scorching looks cool. Your...

    Nice detailing. Muzzle scorching looks cool. Your personal manufactorum does leave you with wonderful basing bits, don’t it?!
  163. Thread: Graishak WIP

    by SaintToad
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    ​Nets are looking good. Can’t wait to see them...

    ​Nets are looking good. Can’t wait to see them painted up.
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    ​Love what you’re doing with that tree, my friend!

    ​Love what you’re doing with that tree, my friend!
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    Back to some peaceful scenic stuff for me. Here’s...

    Back to some peaceful scenic stuff for me. Here’s a log with some turkeytails tucked in there. I’m planning to do a tutorial covering the creation of a few different kinds of mushroom soon.

    77714
  166. Thread: Sik’s WIP

    by SaintToad
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    The mini, not the child. Child looks like she was...

    The mini, not the child. Child looks like she was cleaned up properly.
  167. Thread: Sik’s WIP

    by SaintToad
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    ​Brotha, have we got a mold line on the back of...

    ​Brotha, have we got a mold line on the back of the right forearm?
  168. Thread: Sik’s WIP

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    Congratulations on the baby! That’s exciting and...

    Congratulations on the baby! That’s exciting and terrifying and wonderful.

    I like the different parts of the Nurgle boy, though I might consider glazing in some slightly warmer colors into the...
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    ​Fantastic. It really gives the eye lots to rove...

    ​Fantastic. It really gives the eye lots to rove over. You’ve achieved a real sense of depth, which is something minis traditionally lack. Super job.
  170. Thread: Kretcher WIP

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    I haven’t forgotten, buddy!

    I haven’t forgotten, buddy!
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    A few of you seem interested in my now completed...

    A few of you seem interested in my now completed Roman diorama, so head over here for pictures of all the details and some reflections on the creation of my tavern scene.
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    Ok, final figure added. I need to stick in a few...

    Ok, final figure added. I need to stick in a few more scenic details, resist the urge to touch up too much, finish off the base, and call it done. There are now nine figures in the diorama, which...
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    Super cool anyway. Though it may not win one,...

    Super cool anyway. Though it may not win one, that looks like it would be an excellent trophy. Love the creativity on that!
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    Figure count is up to eight. Tight squeeze to...

    Figure count is up to eight. Tight squeeze to give them all plausible positions and (in some cases) vectors, but I’m happy with how this is turning out.

    77610

    I have, of course, been adding...
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    Here you are, another installment of this ever...

    Here you are, another installment of this ever growing project.

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    I’ve added a legionary standing around looking useless as this unfortunate citizen suffers some minor injustice. Actually,...
  176. Yeah, I’m with Chris in the ‘personal win’ camp....

    Yeah, I’m with Chris in the ‘personal win’ camp. This guy is very, very cool and well painted. Power through with the project!
  177. Thread: Sik’s WIP

    by SaintToad
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    Love it. Colorful but muted. Love those ripples...

    Love it. Colorful but muted. Love those ripples on his right flank.
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    Thanks, fellows. Eki, your old history teacher...

    Thanks, fellows. Eki, your old history teacher would be proud! The guy with the hat (petasos) is identifiable by his clothing (a himation worn over a chiton) and beard as a Greek! The point I’m...
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    What began as an architectural diorama now has 5...

    What began as an architectural diorama now has 5 figures with another on the way. I’m having fun, though.

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    This guy’s saying “hey, dummy, you should head...

    This guy’s saying “hey, dummy, you should head over to ToadChapel and check out some more pics of this amazing diorama!”

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  181. This is my favorite of your pieces so far and I’d...

    This is my favorite of your pieces so far and I’d say your best. Yeah, you may have some areas you know you could improve, but top to bottom it’s an awesome paint job on a model that could easily...
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    Oh wow, your bridges diorama looks fantastic. It...

    Oh wow, your bridges diorama looks fantastic. It looked great before, but it looks much more realistic now and the composition of the elements is more interesting. Really tells a story now.
    Can’t...
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    I’ll be finishing up my little diorama soon. This...

    I’ll be finishing up my little diorama soon. This little urchin is pilfering some plums. The barkeeper (who is already painted) will be out in the street screaming at someone.

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    Ah, the variant myth in which the dragon defeats...

    Ah, the variant myth in which the dragon defeats Saint George and steals his shield!
  185. Thread: Sik’s WIP

    by SaintToad
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    Merry Christmas, Sik. Hope you were a good boy...

    Merry Christmas, Sik. Hope you were a good boy and got lots of tiny paintables this year.
    Banner looks very nice. Lots of pretty colors and disgusting eyeballs.
    The new trophy is very awesome. Did...
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    After plenty of building I’ve finally got some...

    After plenty of building I’ve finally got some paint on the stone portions of my Roman tavern. The cobblestones are a little sloppy, but then it’s just sort of a demo project. I’ve reached the fun...
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    Nice, yeah, I hear you. I just started my two...

    Nice, yeah, I hear you. I just started my two week break and am looking forward to lots of time with my daughter. We went for a nice hike yesterday and it’s supposed to hit the high forties again...
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    Though I’ve been a fan of Neil Gaiman for over...

    Though I’ve been a fan of Neil Gaiman for over twenty years, I’m just now reading American Gods​ for the first time. That’s a big one, in more ways than one!
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    What’s up, fellows! KB, nice to see you around....

    What’s up, fellows! KB, nice to see you around. Hope everything’s going great with you & your little one.
    Eki, I assume what you’re talking about is just styrofoam with glue on it. I did not carve...
  190. Looking great, bud. This is a fabulous project.

    Looking great, bud. This is a fabulous project.
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    Sorry, busy, blahblahblah. I started a little...

    Sorry, busy, blahblahblah. I started a little diorama of an ancient Roman tavern. Not sure if I’ll include figures or not. All the models I’ve got would be very hard to remove from their molded...
  192. Thread: Graishak WIP

    by SaintToad
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    ​Looking funky. Cool idea!

    ​Looking funky. Cool idea!
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    ​Great texture. Really looks nice.

    ​Great texture. Really looks nice.
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    Good looking batch of grunts. You’ve got a great...

    Good looking batch of grunts. You’ve got a great balance of uniformity and variation. This is going to be a great piece, I know it. I love narrative mini painting, especially when it isn’t just two...
  195. Thread: Sik’s WIP

    by SaintToad
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    Quit downplaying your painting on this one! It...

    Quit downplaying your painting on this one! It seems like you’ve learned from it and it looks great. I like the smart use of that purple against the gleaming yellow gold. I’m eager to see what you...
  196. Thread: Kallfa's WIP

    by SaintToad
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    Great looking troggoth. I love that style. I...

    Great looking troggoth. I love that style.
    I think we can safely say that an army painted to that standard would be completely badass.
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    The changes you’ve made to the diorama are...

    The changes you’ve made to the diorama are improvements. The road really helps a lot. As far as the debris, I think you should add even more, particularly where a bridge strut would be on the far...
  198. Thread: Kallfa's WIP

    by SaintToad
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    ​Wow, I love how you’re tackling that troll head....

    ​Wow, I love how you’re tackling that troll head. Again, the line work looks amazing. I may try to copy it at some point!
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    It’s looking very dynamic. And don’t fight the...

    It’s looking very dynamic.

    And don’t fight the modeling muse!
  200. Thread: Arkaan - WIP

    by SaintToad
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    Corpse grinder looks fantastic. Love the blood &...

    Corpse grinder looks fantastic. Love the blood & the red armor, but the skin is my favorite element. Really nice job!
    Have fun with the printer!
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