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    There are many variants of each type of vehicle...

    There are many variants of each type of vehicle in the 40K universe. And there is a dedicated Thunderhawk Transport. Why can't there be a variant that is a bridge between the two? Just because yours...
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    I... have an idea for you kind sir. I am in...

    I... have an idea for you kind sir.

    I am in total agreement about the targeting ring and the fixed position of the viewport. My idea for you is, make the entire ball move.

    Build a curved rail...
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    I love the flower knight in general, but your...

    I love the flower knight in general, but your rendition is superb! An amazing model accomplished amazingly.

    My hat is off to you...
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    Perverse curiosity, what's with the piece of...

    Perverse curiosity, what's with the piece of molding with the drill bit sticking out of it?
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    Oh yum! I'm geeking out over this soooo MUCH! ...

    Oh yum! I'm geeking out over this soooo MUCH!

    Gorgeous work!
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    Poll: I actually just dug one up that, until two days...

    I actually just dug one up that, until two days ago, was previously unopened... AND IT'S STILL GOOD! :D
  7. That's interesting, as I've been following your...

    That's interesting, as I've been following your work almost religiously. I'm quite looking forward to all the work yet to come on the Lucius and Thunderhawk (which I had been following originally on...
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    I would have suggested taking some of the secret...

    I would have suggested taking some of the secret weapon "glass" and sprinkling some inside where the windows were broken. Otherwise, this is perfect! :-D
  9. That brush has no well at all. The problem you...

    That brush has no well at all. The problem you are going to run into is, even if the paint is thinned correctly/nicely, a good portion of it will dry before you even get the brush to the model.
    ...
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    Nope. They are much like the sponsons on the Land...

    Nope. They are much like the sponsons on the Land Raider, as are the wing under-slung twin-linked heavy bolters.
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    To be completely honest, despite trying to...

    To be completely honest, despite trying to emulate the fan art, I'd reduce the mass of the breasts by at least 50%. Just my opinion.
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    Oh yummy! I really like this idea!!! :-D ...

    Oh yummy! I really like this idea!!! :-D

    Question: Would this be instead of the forward side-mounted twin-linked heavy bolters?
  13. Oh wow... That is excellent work, both in color...

    Oh wow... That is excellent work, both in color concept and execution!
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    As always, fantastic work... I am really...

    As always, fantastic work... I am really interested in seeing how this turns out, because I don't really like the Lucius Pattern Reaver that has been typically available in epic scale. Your stuff has...
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    Actually, we specifically need someone to handle...

    Actually, we specifically need someone to handle the resin casting. Though, an alternate provider for the 3D printing part might be a good suggestion.

    I'm well aware of 3D printing technologies by...
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    Resin Casting Services

    Hi!

    A very good friend of mine is launching a kickstarter for a video game that his company is currently developing. One of the stretch-goal rewards is a limited run resin cast of one of two main...
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    Hello, I'm very interested in the Black Dragon...

    Hello,

    I'm very interested in the Black Dragon II (Dragon of the month series 3).

    What are you asking for it?
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    Hi, I'm Dan. I'm 38 (39 in four days) and I've...

    Hi,

    I'm Dan. I'm 38 (39 in four days) and I've been addicted... Sorry, collecting & painting miniatures since the middle 80's. I'm a long-time lurker, occasional commenter on here. I have far more...
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    Thanks for the comments, especially Valentin...

    Thanks for the comments, especially Valentin (Ammon). Love your work and looking forward to painting the Goblin Knight!

    @KruleBear & TrystanGST: I wanted to keep a fairly simple over-all color...
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    Here's an update. :) 1420914210 Skin and...

    Here's an update. :)

    1420914210

    Skin and hair is pretty much complete. There may be a couple areas that need contrast increased or to be slightly tidied up around the eyes, but otherwise I...
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    Thanks for the comments. I tried to keep the...

    Thanks for the comments.

    I tried to keep the color selection minimal. It's similar to what I'm actually (re)doing my Eldar army in.

    No painting tonight, hopefully tomorrow.
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    Stuff on my desk

    Hello!

    Long time lurker, rarely post. Because I have a habit of going on really, REALLY long breaks between painting and... well, not much of anything, I decided I needed some motivation from you...
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    Way to kill a fun, happy fantasy there yxalitis....

    Way to kill a fun, happy fantasy there yxalitis.

    I think it's a cute story.
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    Very, very nice work. I like it quite a bit!

    Very, very nice work. I like it quite a bit!
  25. Thread: help :(

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    Einion, thanks for that specific graphic. I've...

    Einion, thanks for that specific graphic. I've been looking for it!
  26. These are GREAT!

    These are GREAT!
  27. Warning! Be very careful about the haft of his...

    Warning! Be very careful about the haft of his hammer. Mine snapped off at the hand and I had to pin it back in place. You may just want to get that over with before painting, keeping it separate...
  28. I am quite pleased by the new layout. It's also...

    I am quite pleased by the new layout. It's also much more nimble/light in comparison to the old version. One old web developer to a new one, my hat is off to whoever did it.
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    It is unfortunate that GW jumped in with both...

    It is unfortunate that GW jumped in with both feet on finecast. They should have started with a few random large-scale models (like DPs and such) and worked the bugs out instead of trying to convert...
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    Is it really cast in red resin?

    Is it really cast in red resin?
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    What's the planned casting material? Though, I'd...

    What's the planned casting material? Though, I'd guess resin.And is it going to be a GenCon even only release?
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    Ooohhhh. YES!!! I want me some of these!I didn't...

    Ooohhhh. YES!!! I want me some of these!I didn't see it mentioned, but are these going to be produced in Resin or Pewter?
  33. These are AMAZING!!!

    These are AMAZING!!!
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    Needs some "pink bits" to offset the sickly...

    Needs some "pink bits" to offset the sickly green, but otherwise it's a good-un...

    I actually quite like this mini because of it's sickening wrongness. I have yet to pick one up but looking...
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    Besides doing the whole mentorship, have you...

    Besides doing the whole mentorship, have you considered trying to get a few people together from you local shop to all sit & paint together? I've found this to be fun and useful in the past to share...
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    As mentioned, excellent preplanning for your...

    As mentioned, excellent preplanning for your bases. My philosophy has always been that a miniature is just as much its base as the featured miniature itself. The base is the environment that frames...
  37. Plaid's paints are very transparent. Also, buyer...

    Plaid's paints are very transparent. Also, buyer beware. The quality can be very inconsistent from shade to shade as well. Many of the shades have a fairly course pigment grind, while others can be...
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    Jesterz, yes I'm serious about the ticket. Sent...

    Jesterz, yes I'm serious about the ticket. Sent you a PM.
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    I was going to go, but the Mrs. & I are getting a...

    I was going to go, but the Mrs. & I are getting a divorce... So I need the money I was going to use for the plane ticket & hotel to move.

    Anyone want a ticket @ face value, free post?
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    I own the Grenadier Goblin War Giant mentioned....

    I own the Grenadier Goblin War Giant mentioned. It's a beast, weighing in at over 2 lbs of lead-pewter.

    I've built, partially painted and torn down the thing three times so far in the last 18-19...
  41. Thread: French Grey

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    What they said, plus... Apply your highlights...

    What they said, plus...

    Apply your highlights in thinner layers. Also, over-shoot your highlights by making them brighter than intended, then glaze your median shade over it. This will give you...
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    I've actually had a LOT of color shift problems...

    I've actually had a LOT of color shift problems with my iphone 4 while taking photos of miniatures. The reds will shift from shot to shot.

    Thanks for posting what app you used, I'll be picking...
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    I work in printing. There are currently *NO*...

    I work in printing.

    There are currently *NO* commercially available desktop printers that can print white. The only desktop printer that DID print white was the ALPS Microdry printer that used a...
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    Black... Is hard to grasp until you realize that...

    Black... Is hard to grasp until you realize that black isn't black, but everything else around it.

    There are two things that define black. First, it is defined by the color around it. Secondly, is...
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    By cutting up that miniature, you made me die a...

    By cutting up that miniature, you made me die a little bit inside... It's one of the few I was never able to get my grubby little hands on.
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    Yes, please! I'd like plans. Even though I'm...

    Yes, please! I'd like plans.

    Even though I'm planning on using part of our tax refund this year on a Reaver (thank you Honey), I am planning on a couple scratch built Warhounds to go with it using...
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    True. But I always got tide pool rings when I...

    True.

    But I always got tide pool rings when I did that. I think I switched over to what I would eventually discover to be glazing right after that (not knowing the terminology).
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    He's trying to push you to wrap your brain around...

    He's trying to push you to wrap your brain around the concept of Glazing ... which you are already doing.

    A wash is random, typically heavier and applied to the entire surface.

    A glaze is, more...
  49. Wow, I just read my own post. I wasn't trying to...

    Wow, I just read my own post. I wasn't trying to be overly pessimistic, but that's sure how it sounds.



    Sometimes, on hard smooth surfaces (and also depending on the colors involved), it takes...
  50. Very nice Marine Tommie! @Ice: Painting can...

    Very nice Marine Tommie!

    @Ice:

    Painting can take a VERY long time. Some people are faster, most are not. The more care, detail, effort and effects you put in, the longer it will take. There are...
  51. As someone who is a trained Industrial Designer,...

    As someone who is a trained Industrial Designer, and having gone through the Portfolio review process of his 3D (as in model-making) work, great photography of your portfolio work is priceless. It is...
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    The implementation of your free-hanging...

    The implementation of your free-hanging individual display cases is a very, VERY good idea! I'd like to "borrow" it, if you don't mind.

    I love your work... Best of luck to your future endeavors!
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    I've been painting, off & on, for over 20 years...

    I've been painting, off & on, for over 20 years and have used many, many paint brands and types in that timeframe. I've come to learn that there are as many there are as many preferences to paint as...
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    Again, things that all affect paint smoothness:...

    Again, things that all affect paint smoothness: Prep, primer and many thin layers of paint.

    Also, work light to dark... It's much easier to layer a darker shade over a lighter one. Mix up...
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    Thanks for the input guys, and a fair bit of a...

    Thanks for the input guys, and a fair bit of a reality check.

    A couple of my other local gaming friends chimed in with a couple comments (both self-admitted non-painters) over a beer or three last...
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    Outrage at "pro-painted" minis on ebay

    Hello everyone.

    A friend of mine at a local game shop pointed out a vendor on ebay selling "pro-painted" miniatures. What's remarkable about this vendor's "work" is the excessive prices he's...
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    I have been using Testor's Dullcoat for literally...

    I have been using Testor's Dullcoat for literally decades...

    That said, the last three cans I have purchased had produced a finish that is clearly NOT dead flat as they should be - more like satin...
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    Thanks for the input, Einion. I have a love/hate...

    Thanks for the input, Einion. I have a love/hate relationship with Aztek airbrushes. I loved mine when I first purchased it over 15 years, but quickly ran into problems with it. I ended up selling it...
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    FYI, this is a repost of a post I made over on...

    FYI, this is a repost of a post I made over on the B&C...

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    This is my opinion. Take it for what it is - an opinion.

    I've used one or three different models from just...
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