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    Miniature Painting Day in Knoxville, TN

    Knoxville Area Miniature Painters next free miniatures painting day takes place on Saturday, May 31st. This is a time for painters to gather together to share tips and tricks, get feedback on our...
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    I had a good time, too! Everyone involved on the...

    I had a good time, too! Everyone involved on the organization and demo end seemed very friendly and upbeat. I enjoy the grand spectacle of Gen Con, but I also enjoy a more intimate, casual convention...
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    I'll be there! I'm dragging my husband along, too.

    I'll be there! I'm dragging my husband along, too.
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    Sounds good! Hopefully I'll get it going as a...

    Sounds good! Hopefully I'll get it going as a monthly or bimonthly thing. Next time you plan a trip to see family, I can see if we can make that one of the days or something.
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    Painting Day in Knoxville, TN on 3/30/13

    Knoxville Area Miniature Painters is holding a free miniature painting day! We’ve had a few meets in the past, but I’m hoping to start having more regular meetings where painters can gather together...
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    I've done a wimpier version of this. I culled a...

    I've done a wimpier version of this. I culled a lot of minis, and some tools, paint and such. The general hobby supplies and paint went into a box for the local paint club I'm trying to get going....
  7. roninjr - The voting was only open until noon...

    roninjr - The voting was only open until noon CST, I suspect you started voting close to that cut-off date and then when it passed you were no longer allowed to vote. That happened to me last year.
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    I'm having a similar problem. I'm logged into the...

    I'm having a similar problem. I'm logged into the forums, can't seem to get logged in to gallery section. Also while I am logged in on the forums, there's an upgrade now thing next to my name, and...
  9. Sept 10: Painting (and Gaming) in Knoxville, TN

    I will be running a paint and take table at Three Rivers Con in Knoxville, Tennessee on September 10, 2011. Everything you need to paint is provided, including Reaper Master Series and HD paints, and...
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    The penny trick seems to work pretty well for me....

    The penny trick seems to work pretty well for me. I have a commercially produced wet palette, and the lid is NOT completely air-tight. So if people are using more air tight storage containers, maybe...
  11. Thread: Bad Album Covers

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    Most of these artists are compelling evidence to...

    Most of these artists are compelling evidence to support the argument that video killed the radio star!
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    Ral Partha Red Dragon #142/5000

    Hey all. I'm posting this to help a friend of mine find a new home for his classic Red Dragon kit from Ral Partha. He's got it up on Ebay now -
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    Congratulations! This is a super piece. The...

    Congratulations! This is a super piece. The overall scene setting and composition, colour selection and NMM are all stand-out, but I'm especially impressed by the painting of the body hair!
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    Very often I just call it thingy, accompanied by...

    Very often I just call it thingy, accompanied by Jester style gestures. Then my husband has to figure out which of the 3-4 (TV, TiVo, receiver or DVD player) I mean. When nouns are working in my...
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    Have you seen the Silfor grass tufts? It's like a...

    Have you seen the Silfor grass tufts? It's like a clump of static grass on a thin sheet of adhesive. Peel it off, stick it down, you're done. Pretty for display basing, but probably much less of a...
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    CMON is different things to different people, and...

    CMON is different things to different people, and how it is used has changed over time. It started as a simple hot or not for miniature figurines. Over time, people started selling more painted...
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    Fenris has a park bench. They have some...

    Fenris has a park bench. They have some streetlamps, too, but I don't know if they were the kind you're looking for.
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    Laszlo's demo of using drybrushing and washing...

    Laszlo's demo of using drybrushing and washing together in the Hot Lead video looks like it would be pretty useful stuff to doing nice tabletop to me. I was itching to try it after watching, though I...
  19. Thanks for the review, I enjoyed it and found it...

    Thanks for the review, I enjoyed it and found it informative. It confirms some of the concerns I had from watching the sample clips. I prefer a more tutorial style with short focused segments on...
  20. Thread: Han Solo 30mm

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    I find the shading in the folds of the cloth on...

    I find the shading in the folds of the cloth on the arms to be a little dark in places for my taste. I love how you painted the pants, and I think the holster and boots are very convincing leather.
  21. Oops, thanks for adding a link to the crew sv!...

    Oops, thanks for adding a link to the crew sv! The guy with the coffee bears a striking resemblance to a guy in our gaming group. I tried to paint him to match. :-> And thanks a bunch for the...
  22. Space Ship Crew, Vampiress, Detective and some Superheroes

    I've finally gotten around to updating my gallery again. Still behind, but getting closer to caught up!

    Hard-boiled Detective - http://www.coolminiornot.com/259343
    Vampire in Transparent Dress -...
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    I live in America, but I'm actually Canadian, so...

    I live in America, but I'm actually Canadian, so I'm date bilingual. ;->
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    Thanks for the answers everyone! What I'm mainly...

    Thanks for the answers everyone! What I'm mainly looking to do is add links to some of the descriptions of the last batch of minis I posted. Links in descriptions were broken at the time I posted...
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    Can We Edit Mini Descriptions?

    What happens if you edit the description of a miniature after it's already been approved? I assume it goes into the pending approval file again, which would make sense. What I'm unsure of is if it...
  26. Thread: Foliage for bases

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    The greenery in the second picture looks like...

    The greenery in the second picture looks like individual tufts pulled from moss. I've seen sheets of the dried moss for sale in the flower section of Joann's and Hobby Lobby. I also know someone...
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    The main issue I see is I'm wondering if the...

    The main issue I see is I'm wondering if the transparency effect has been carried too far down the legs. It's practically to her ankles on the back view, and past the knees on the front view, and I...
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    The cuts look really convincing, especially the...

    The cuts look really convincing, especially the one on his back.
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    Do you have a picture of the type of cloth you're...

    Do you have a picture of the type of cloth you're trying to simulate or something similar to it? Using a slight contrast in colour (the white against the ivory) is a good start. You can also try...
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    I do like to save on shipping, so that's great to...

    I do like to save on shipping, so that's great to hear, thanks! I'll add it to my list of goodies to pick up...
  31. Article: CoolMiniOrNot Annual 2008 now shipping!

    You can view the page at http://www.coolminiornot.com/articles/content.php?4775-coolminiornot-annual-2008-now-shipping!
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    Will you have these available for purchase at Gen...

    Will you have these available for purchase at Gen Con?
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    Bob Olley did a series of Dwarf World figures,...

    Bob Olley did a series of Dwarf World figures, mostly civilian townsfolk types that sound a lot like what you described. He sold the line to Armorcast. I don't think they have all the models in...
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    Yep, as long as it's something you can get more...

    Yep, as long as it's something you can get more of without too much trouble, definitely paint the stuff you think is cool now instead of waiting! You'll enjoy it more and see you progress better on...
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    I wasn't being judgey about decals, although I...

    I wasn't being judgey about decals, although I certainly think that the detailing does add to the prices the minis can command. I was just wanting to confirm one way or the other if that's what they...
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    I make no claims to being the best painter, but...

    I make no claims to being the best painter, but I've been told I paint hair pretty well. Another painter who's handling of hair I admire is Paintminion, she has a CMON gallery too. One thing I would...
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    I'd seen some of this painter's work a few years...

    I'd seen some of this painter's work a few years ago, and I had a question. I think the level of painting is solid, and as mentioned, the ability to paint a lot of minis to that standard, and on a...
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    I've achieved a look similar to that on the bases...

    I've achieved a look similar to that on the bases by using Reaper's Anti-Shine additive. I assume most additives meant to matte down paints would have a similar effect. People always complain about...
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    I thought I had followed the original image...

    I thought I had followed the original image quality directions, and no one contacted me to tell me I had failed and my images were insufficient. I would have been happy to try to get better pictures...
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    Looks like I didn't make it, either, and I was...

    Looks like I didn't make it, either, and I was asked to contribute at least 8 pictures, which I did. (Just checked my sent mail and they're still there, I should probably clear that stuff out more...
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    This describes my problem pretty well. Especially...

    This describes my problem pretty well. Especially the stuff I bought in the first year or so of painting. I started off looking at figures more from the POV of what I'd like in RPG minis more than...
  42. Thread: My models

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    Wonderful work! So much character to your pieces.

    Wonderful work! So much character to your pieces.
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    Possible sources of texture problems in my...

    Possible sources of texture problems in my experience:

    * Prep issues - not filing off bumps and mould lines and so on. Sanding or buffing the surface can help, but really that's more for display...
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    Poll: In the event that anyone cares, colourblindness...

    In the event that anyone cares, colourblindness is more common in men than women because it's on the X chromosome. A guy has only one of those, so if he got a faulty recessive gene from the mother,...
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    I've set those two aside for you GTherk. PM me...

    I've set those two aside for you GTherk. PM me your address, and I'll let you know my paypal.

    If anyone else wants in on any of these, let me know by tomorrow morning. Our local Hobby Town is...
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    My understanding is that the Kingdom Death game...

    My understanding is that the Kingdom Death game is to be a board game. Which intrigues me, because board gaming is my other passion next to painting minis. But I think info on just what kind of game...
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    Hey everyone, thanks for the feedback. I wasn't...

    Hey everyone, thanks for the feedback. I wasn't under any delusion that these might be a secret treasure trove! I was more trying to figure out how much of my time was it worth to post/Ebay/whatever...
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    Bah, no one in a relationship needs to know how...

    Bah, no one in a relationship needs to know how to iron. Just know how to read labels for clothes that don't need it!
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    Cute review! And now I'm more tempted than ever...

    Cute review! And now I'm more tempted than ever to get that mini...
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    Use/Value in Old GW Books?

    I inherited a bunch of game stuff from a local gamer. Most of it's already gone to interested parties, but I'm going through what our locals didn't want and trying to decide what to do with it. I'm...
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    Lovely! I like the casual pose.

    Lovely! I like the casual pose.
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    Thank for the comments everyone! I really...

    Thank for the comments everyone! I really appreciate it! I've got touch-ups to do on my most recent Iron Painter stuff, so it'll likely be a month or two before I post again. But I will definitely be...
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    Thanks for the reply! Good to know it's not just...

    Thanks for the reply! Good to know it's not just me missing something obvious. :->
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    They look super, and I really admire you for...

    They look super, and I really admire you for being able to rally back from such a disaster!
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    Thanks Mick! I'm a bit loony about posting them...

    Thanks Mick! I'm a bit loony about posting them in order (though as I start to come back to stuff and touch up more and more, in order of what becomes a question...). I didn't have pictures of one...
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    Some Hot Girls, and a Couple of Real Dogs

    It's been quite some time, but I've finally gotten around to updating my CMON gallery. So now it's only six months behind, instead of 18 months. I'd enjoy any votes and comments you might have the...
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    Avatar in Forum vs. Gallery

    My apologies if I'm missing something obvious. I have just tried to updated my avatar. It updated on the forum, but my pages in the gallery continue to show my old avatar. When I hit the Your Account...
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    Woodland Scenics Water Effects is a thick gel...

    Woodland Scenics Water Effects is a thick gel that dries transparent and can be roughly shapped. If it needs to be freestanding, you might need to use a core of fishing wire or cut clear plastic as...
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    Thanks so much for the update! I imagine there's...

    Thanks so much for the update! I imagine there's quite a bit on the to-do list so no real ETA, but maybe I'll hold off posting for a week or two just in case. ;->
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    I think supporting small companies is great, but...

    I think supporting small companies is great, but if it happens that you ever need something they don't carry, Dick Blick is really good for customer service. I had one occasion where something was...
  61. Thread: Grainy blending

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    There are a couple of different things you can...

    There are a couple of different things you can check. One is your primer, rather than the paint. If you spray prime in adverse weather for spraying (too damp or too cold), it can give you a bad...
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    Links Messing Up in Image Descriptions?

    It's been over a year since I added anything to my CMON gallery, and I thought I'd finally get around to that. I often include links in my descriptions of the pictures - to alternate pictures, the...
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    What are you using for a palette? Any chance the...

    What are you using for a palette? Any chance the problem could be from the palette rather than brushes or water?
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    For icicles I have two tricks using 5 minute...

    For icicles I have two tricks using 5 minute epoxy glue, I'm sure there are a bunch of other methods as well. Around minute four it starts getting stringy, you can anchor a glob on a toothpick and...
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    W&N size 0 = Rosemary and/or DaVinci size...?

    I'm concerned that my main brush might be starting to fail, so I'd like to order a couple of new ones to start getting used to them. I lucked into a really great W&N series 7 size 0 last time, best...
  66. Thread: Sculpting tools

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    Oops, I wasn't very clear, sorry. I was speaking...

    Oops, I wasn't very clear, sorry. I was speaking purely about the size of the actual tool part. Unlike many in this thread I have no strong opinions about the weight or size of the handle. (Or rather...
  67. Thread: Sculpting tools

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    What is the size on it? One thing I've noticed...

    What is the size on it? One thing I've noticed about a lot of the tools the professional sculptors I've seen use (most of which they've made/modified themselves) is that they are much smaller than...
  68. I would think paints would fit the same criteria...

    I would think paints would fit the same criteria as other liquids - under 3oz each and only as much as you can fit in a quart bag if you want them in carryon. I admit, if I were a security person I...
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    I don’t have tips for teeny tiny lines (other...

    I don’t have tips for teeny tiny lines (other than general practice leads to greater brush control, blah, blah), but for slightly wider lines like pirate pant stripes and so on, I find it works best...
  70. Thread: Video Game

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    If you like RPGs, then I see no reason why you...

    If you like RPGs, then I see no reason why you wouldn’t really enjoy Dragon Age.. Hubby and I both like it quite a bit. Lots to do, it looks great, and the other characters you gather into your party...
  71. Thread: Basing

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    Only your top five scoring miniatures count...

    Only your top five scoring miniatures count towards your ranking, so there's no harm to putting something that might score a little lower in your gallery.
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    Unloaded. Usually on my thumb, I feel like it...

    Unloaded. Usually on my thumb, I feel like it lets me control the consistency better.
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    As a devotee of smooth, I have a few thoughts on...

    As a devotee of smooth, I have a few thoughts on what's been posted.

    1. Photos can make things look smoother

    I think that paint sometimes _can_ look smoother in a photo. I'm not talking about...
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    Since photography can have an impact on voting,...

    Since photography can have an impact on voting, I'd be interested to see a couple of these reposted with pics taken on a lighter, neutral background and no PS issues. (The first one and pig guy in...
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    Have you checked their shipping recently? My...

    Have you checked their shipping recently? My understanding was that they had improved their shipping rates considerably. You could also go straight to the source and ask on the forums at...
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    I have to admit that I'm a little surprised by...

    I have to admit that I'm a little surprised by your scores Tre. I'd have expected at least a full point higher on just about everything. I don't love all your stuff enough to buy it, purely on the...
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    I met my husband online, and immigrated to the US...

    I met my husband online, and immigrated to the US to marry him. So if you decide to go that route, I'll be happy to pass along what I remember of the process. It was about 7 years back, but I doubt a...
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    When Harry Met Sally Not movies, but there are...

    When Harry Met Sally

    Not movies, but there are lots of Christmas specials, from the classics of my childhood (Rudolph, etc.) to newer ones like Shrek and Merry Madagascar.

    Just before the end...
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    Congratulations!

    Congratulations!
  80. Article: CMON Contest 17 - Kingha the Amazon from Enigma Miniatures Begins NOW!

    You can view the page at http://www.coolminiornot.com/articles/content.php?4165-cmon-contest-17-kingha-the-amazon-from-enigma-miniatures-begins-now!
  81. What are the entry deadlines for this one?

    What are the entry deadlines for this one?
  82. Thread: Help with flesh

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    Are you at a stage where you\'re using...

    Are you at a stage where you\'re using washing/inking as your way of shading everything?

    If so, try adding a bit of the original skin tone or a bit of gray to the brown you have for doing the...
  83. Thread: Warhub

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    I figured I couldn\'t have been the only person...

    I figured I couldn\'t have been the only person to have received one of these, so I\'m glad I checked this thread first.

    I\'m not going to knee-jerk no to this, but I would definitely like to have...
  84. Reaper does this guy, maybe you could work his...

    Reaper does this guy, maybe you could work his suit up a little more? (50085 in the Chronoscope line)

    link to diver
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    Is the chandalier made the same way?

    Is the chandalier made the same way?
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    Awesome! It\'ll be great to see CMON represented...

    Awesome! It\'ll be great to see CMON represented at the show. I have started making my shopping list already...
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    Doh, I have to admit the different web address...

    Doh, I have to admit the different web address didn\'t help me. I think I even have that in my favourites but stupidly renamed it!

    Thanks so much, very helpful!
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    Ano-something\'s Workshop

    I know there\'s a site people recommend a lot for scenic stuff, Anocenti\'s Workshop or something like that. I can\'t get a something like that close enough to find the link through searching Google...
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    Reaper paints begin with a base that they...

    Reaper paints begin with a base that they purchase from a major paint manufacturer, but then is blended with pigments, flow improver, etc. on site at the Reaper facility. Anne Forster, the creator...
  90. Thread: Painting circles

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    If you have any of the plastic protectors they...

    If you have any of the plastic protectors they use to cap paint brushes for shipping, you could use those to press into the base too. You could even experiment with dipping them in paint then using...
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    I haven\'t had a problem with them for base...

    I haven\'t had a problem with them for base coats, I thought they had pretty good coverage for that. But I have absolutely had a terrible time trying to figure out a dilution rate that results in...
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    So very, very cool, congrats on a great job! ...

    So very, very cool, congrats on a great job!

    Might have to steal your idea and have a go at this myself some time...
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    This is probably a little wacky, but sometimes I...

    This is probably a little wacky, but sometimes I use bluetac (or rather a bluetac like substance) and greenstuff (at that stage where it\'s just starting to get too stiff to sculpt with) to get stuff...
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    I was very pleased and honoured to receive a mail...

    I was very pleased and honoured to receive a mail inviting me to submit some pictures, but I had a few questions I wasn\'t clear on.

    Can we edit 72dpi pictures up to 300dpi in PhotoShop? I no...
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    I had read a long time ago to put a penny under...

    I had read a long time ago to put a penny under the sponge. It seems to work pretty well. When I come back to my wet palette after weeks or months it smells a little funky, but it\'s fine after I...
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    This sounds almost magical - doesn\'t it?...

    This sounds almost magical - doesn\'t it? doesn\'t yellow! detaches easily! lasts long time! non-toxic! no fumes! no heat! 24hr cure!

    I have to suspect that at least one of those is true, but...
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    Awww, he\'s adorable! Excellent (re)painting.

    Awww, he\'s adorable! Excellent (re)painting.
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    Cool, thanks very much for the pic!

    Cool, thanks very much for the pic!
  99. Article: CMON Shop Update: Dragon Blood Miniatures

    You can view the page at http://www.coolminiornot.com/articles/content.php?3670-cmon-shop-update-dragon-blood-miniatures
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    Is there going to be a picture of the green/cast...

    Is there going to be a picture of the green/cast of the new LE mini posted?
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    Cooked until solid, whether scrambled, poached,...

    Cooked until solid, whether scrambled, poached, fried, omletted, boiled, however, they must be cooked until no trace of sliminess remains! I felt this way long before they started putting salmonella...
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    I don\'t believe the line is meant to be limited...

    I don\'t believe the line is meant to be limited to sci-fi, I think it\'s a catch-all for everything that isn\'t classic fantasy RPG style stuff.
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    Way Beyond Brush Licking...

    Tongue Painting
  104. Thread: Orc Bust

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    I like alternate takes on creatures commonly seen...

    I like alternate takes on creatures commonly seen as looking one particular way, and this is a great one! The dramatic purple tones around the eyes work very nicely. He has a bit of a dignified air...
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    There\'s an interesting post on the Gen Con...

    There\'s an interesting post on the Gen Con forums of GC\'s official response to this, which is that the buyout offer is a hostile takeover and GC wants to proceed with its current business plan...
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    I never had the opportunity to go to SoCal, but...

    I never had the opportunity to go to SoCal, but based on stuff I\'ve read it also seems like they expected SoCal to be almost as big as the original Gen Con straight out of the gate, when it took the...
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    If you go on to Reaper\'s forums and ask, someone...

    If you go on to Reaper\'s forums and ask, someone will either go measure it for you, or a Reaper person will go take a new picture with their new measuring guides (little triangles to the right at...
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    @ScottRadom, Treide, Amazon warrior - Thanks so...

    @ScottRadom, Treide, Amazon warrior - Thanks so much for the kind words, I\'m really happy to know that my comments have been helpful!
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    Was the primer coat smooth? You can get little...

    Was the primer coat smooth? You can get little bumps on the surface if you spray from a bit too far away and some of the primer drops dry on the way to the surface of the mini. Too much humidity when...
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    I don\'t have a problem with newbies in general,...

    I don\'t have a problem with newbies in general, either to painting or CMON, and I try to comment on submitted minis of a variety of levels. I do think posting different angles of the same mini in 87...
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    I occasionally do colour sketches - a really...

    I occasionally do colour sketches - a really rough sketch of the general proportions of areas of the figure then paint in the colours I\'m thinking about using to see if they work together in the...
  112. Thread: JBT DVD

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    Were we meant to get replacement copies?

    Were we meant to get replacement copies?
  113. Bessie\'s new career as a long-haul truck driver...

    Bessie\'s new career as a long-haul truck driver wasn\'t turning out quite as she expected.
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    Nice review, thanks Noxpredor!

    Nice review, thanks Noxpredor!
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    Greenstuff curing is independent of air, it\'s a...

    Greenstuff curing is independent of air, it\'s a chemical reaction rather than air drying. It\'ll even cure under water or while wet. (I used some to fix a leaky faucet in a pinch as I\'d heard it...
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    Oops, I left something out. Where I say...

    Oops, I left something out. Where I say \'horizontal bands\', I mean the bands of light and dark go horizontally across the head, not vertically like strands. BUT, you paint them like donga says,...
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    A couple of months ago there was a thread about...

    A couple of months ago there was a thread about using flesh tones to highlight black (I think it was Ritual who suggested this...) I\'ve tried this a couple of times lately for black hair and liked...
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    For this I\'d almost like to see the OOAK, doll...

    For this I\'d almost like to see the OOAK, doll house, hand-crafted and painted mini folks get together and do an auction site. They\'re all people with small sales numbers due to selling...
  119. Thread: Rose window

    by Wren
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    For broken shards of glass, maybe you could cut...

    For broken shards of glass, maybe you could cut up blister packs or other thin clear plastic into triangles and glue them into the framework?
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    I really like the Reaper Master Series flesh...

    I really like the Reaper Master Series flesh paints. (The new Pro Paints look to have some interesting skin tones, but I haven\'t had a chance to play with them much.) The Golden skin tones are...
  121. Thread: Change over time

    by Wren
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    I think voting standards get around .5 or so more...

    I think voting standards get around .5 or so more stringent each year as the top painters push the envelope of what\'s possible and raise people\'s expectations for what deserves a 9 or 10.

    An...
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    Two things cause me to see minis I\'ve already...

    Two things cause me to see minis I\'ve already voted on. One is if I get logged out of the site and don\'t realize and log back in. The other is if my browse options get stuck, which happens whenever...
  123. Thread: Chukki\'s gone.

    by Wren
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    My sympathies to you, I know how hard that...

    My sympathies to you, I know how hard that decision is to make, and how painful it is to lose a loving companion. :(
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    Aw, so adorable! Kittens can be such a handful,...

    Aw, so adorable! Kittens can be such a handful, but so hilarious at the same time. I hope you have a lot of fun with her!
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    I\'d be interested in seeing how this turns out,...

    I\'d be interested in seeing how this turns out, please come back to this thread and let us know if you decide to go ahead and try it.

    I don\'t see why it wouldn\'t be accepted at a competition,...
  126. Thread: CMON mascot?

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    Very cute idea!

    Very cute idea!
  127. For group 4, is there a company name or anything...

    For group 4, is there a company name or anything on those? My search foo is failing, so without more info all I can tell you is some stuff from memory of something I read several months ago...
    ...
  128. Thread: CMON mascot?

    by Wren
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    Terrific sketch! I\'d love to see a little...

    Terrific sketch! I\'d love to see a little familiar (cat, toothily grinning something, whatever) added, but might be just me. Love the idea of the moon/clouds base.

    Though looking at the paint...
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    It\'s on my list of reliable shops to buy from. I...

    It\'s on my list of reliable shops to buy from. I had a problem with one order (got one mini that wasn\'t the one I ordered instead of the one I ordered) but they sent out the one I really wanted as...
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    I use a wire Dremel head on the Dremel tool....

    I use a wire Dremel head on the Dremel tool. Every mini company\'s mix is different, so I test it on the bottom of the base to make sure it\'s buffing and smoothing rather than gouging and reshaping....
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    A pot-noodle for trick or treating - this...

    A pot-noodle for trick or treating - this conjured up an hilarious image in my brain. Thanks for the morning giggle, I needed it!

    Great decorations Liz! I think the cat\'s my fave, but the reaper...
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    11, which apparently is high in CMON parts! ;-

    11, which apparently is high in CMON parts! ;-< I\'d be interested to see if I could do a little better if each bar was on its own page, my eyes started getting kind of wiggly doing this.
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    Thanks for the update, much appreciated!

    Thanks for the update, much appreciated!
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    Thanks a bunch for the comments everyone,...

    Thanks a bunch for the comments everyone, they\'re much appreciated!

    @airhead - I do use a high magnification Optivisor. I got bifocals this year, but they\'re pretty weak and I really wish I\'d...
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    Any update on whether this line might be added to...

    Any update on whether this line might be added to the CMON store? There are several things in the store I\'d like to get (including one of the LE CMON minis) but I keep holding off waiting to see if...
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    Very cool that you\'re doing this! I look forward...

    Very cool that you\'re doing this! I look forward to seeing how the experiment comes out.
  137. Thread: Colors?

    by Wren
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    True blues annoy me. I often find them a...

    True blues annoy me. I often find them a challenge to get smooth highlights on, and I think the fact that I\'m not that keen on the colour doesn\'t help. Teal blues, slate blues, those I like better.
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    The mini is a Magnificent Egos and I believe that...

    The mini is a Magnificent Egos and I believe that I see it posted on their site, so I assume that\'s the company site you\'re talking about. In this particular case my guess would be the best outcome...
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    A Couple of New Ones

    I\'ve got a couple of new ones up, both experiments in mixing my own darker skin tones. Both are also experiments in improving my picture taking. I think the colour in these is more accurate than my...
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    I was kind of hyped up to get this until the...

    I was kind of hyped up to get this until the other day when my husband was reading reviews on Amazon about how annoying the copy protection is.
  141. Thread: CMON mascot?

    by Wren
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    The C\'mon demon idea (with paintbrush tail!) is...

    The C\'mon demon idea (with paintbrush tail!) is pretty fun and leaves lots of scope for different versions and depictions.
  142. Thread: CMON mascot?

    by Wren
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    A very fun idea! Unfortunately I\'m not very...

    A very fun idea! Unfortunately I\'m not very creative so I\'m not sure I\'ll have a lot of ideas. Concept art and/or sculpting contests with juicy prizes might lure talented people out of the...
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    Were you actually voting, or just hitting the >...

    Were you actually voting, or just hitting the > next arrow? If you actually vote on something you should stop seeing it repeatedly. If you don\'t vote on it, the bias of the system to show minis that...
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    This would have been 1000 times funnier had it...

    This would have been 1000 times funnier had it been done by a woman really destroying her engagement ring after a bad break-up. ;->
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    I\'ve voted on 26861, and commented on 1483, or...

    I\'ve voted on 26861, and commented on 1483, or .055 of the ones I\'ve voted on. Which is not quite the ratio I\'d like to see, but ah well. I tend to go in spurts of voting/commenting a lot for a...
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    Yay, thanks borg! I hope you\'re considering...

    Yay, thanks borg! I hope you\'re considering adding Custom Made Minis too.
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    This site...

    This site claims they\'re discontinued. I\'ve never used/seen one, so I\'m afraid I can\'t offer any feedback about how good they are.
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    Nice looking group! I like the cannon a lot also....

    Nice looking group! I like the cannon a lot also. I feel sorry for the guy swabbing the deck, stuck doing the crappiest jobs even in death!
  149. Thread: a good buy

    by Wren
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    Sadly that\'s probably quite true. There are...

    Sadly that\'s probably quite true. There are alarmed rumours going around Board Game Geek about US officials trying to make little plastic bags illegal, and I guess that would be almost as upsetting...
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    Not a GW press release, but some calculations...

    Not a GW press release, but some calculations from a group that does online and magazine news related to the hobby channel put the average increase at 20%. Here\'s the full story.
  151. I\'ve ordered from http://www.michtoy.com a few...

    I\'ve ordered from http://www.michtoy.com a few times and had no problems.
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    Very cool! I agree, it\'d be nice to see this...

    Very cool! I agree, it\'d be nice to see this permanently archived in the articles section.
  153. Thread: Unusual Media

    by Wren
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    Hmm... a piece of screening from a screen door...

    Hmm... a piece of screening from a screen door would probably be the oddest thing I\'ve used so far. Not on the mini itself, but to make the gird for the base. Of course a month or two later I find...
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    As cheap as people are, this one always amazed me...

    As cheap as people are, this one always amazed me when I worked in a game store. We\'d do a big sale a couple of times a year, buy one, get one of equal or lower price free. We\'d post a placard at...
  155. Thread: Oh my GOD!!!

    by Wren
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    I\'d be sort of curious to see winky dragon if...

    I\'d be sort of curious to see winky dragon if you\'ve still got a link to that.
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    GW Price Increase on Horizon

    Apologies if anyone has already posted about this. (Or if the info from this other forum is unreliable.)

    GW price hike announced to retailers.
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    Great work! The gritty base looks very nice, and...

    Great work! The gritty base looks very nice, and I really like the use of brighter colours here and there. Super highlighting throughout.
  158. Thread: 6 pack!!

    by Wren
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    Going from 260 to 150 is very impressive,...

    Going from 260 to 150 is very impressive, congrats! I think I can sort of see what you mean about it being a hobby and a way of thinking. The discipline it must take is very impressive for me. Even...
  159. Thread: 6 pack!!

    by Wren
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    So getting all the veins poking out is part of...

    So getting all the veins poking out is part of the competition goal, not just a side effect of all the muscles? I have to admit that I don\'t find the extreme muscle look with all the veins and so on...
  160. Thread: 6 pack!!

    by Wren
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    That top guy abs in freak\'s post looks pretty...

    That top guy abs in freak\'s post looks pretty mutant to me. If I saw a sculpt like that I\'d think it was poorly done anatomy!
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    I like the Sta-wet palette and the sponges, but I...

    I like the Sta-wet palette and the sponges, but I had a similar experience pariah - standard baking paper works better for me than the official palette paper.
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    Oops, I wasn\'t intending to imply that VMCs were...

    Oops, I wasn\'t intending to imply that VMCs were lousy or anything. More just wondering what the OP is using, in case it\'s a factor.
  163. Avoid the annoyance and buy Silfor grass tufts...

    Avoid the annoyance and buy Silfor grass tufts. ;-> Admittedly I haven\'t purchased these myself yet, but that\'s only because of a temporary financial crunch.
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    This sounds like a fun contest, and I\'d like to...

    This sounds like a fun contest, and I\'d like to enter if time permits. If you don\'t get a lot of response to this first one, I hope you won\'t stop the idea as a failure. There are usually lots of...
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    Absolutely having some sort of holder should...

    Absolutely having some sort of holder should help, but you should be able to handle the mini a little or remove it from the holder and place it on to the real base or whatnot without paint rubbing...
  166. Thread: Female Vampire

    by Wren
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    It does, and I\'ll have to give it a shot soon,...

    It does, and I\'ll have to give it a shot soon, looks like it might be a little fun to do, also.

    I think your changes to the skin look good, really give it a bit more depth.
  167. Thread: Female Vampire

    by Wren
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    Thanks for the close-ups, it\'s great to see the...

    Thanks for the close-ups, it\'s great to see the detail that large and get an idea of what you did with the brush. Thanks so much for doing that.
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    I believe Jeremie is bringing copies to sell at...

    I believe Jeremie is bringing copies to sell at Gen Con. If you plan to go or know someone who is going maybe you could pick it up there?
  169. Thread: Female Vampire

    by Wren
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    I would love to see close-ups of the fabric...

    I would love to see close-ups of the fabric textures, they are very cool! The reflected effects are also pretty nifty. Very detailed and precise work on this!
  170. Thread: Highlights on NMM

    by Wren
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    It often helps things read as shiny to the viewer...

    It often helps things read as shiny to the viewer if you have dark shadows and bright highlights in close juxtaposition. On the mini that you linked to, where the blade meets the haft you can see the...
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    I don\'t think brush on primer adheres quite as...

    I don\'t think brush on primer adheres quite as strongly as spray primer, or at least spray enamel which I believe actually etches into the metal a little.

    But I don\'t have massive rub-off...
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    I use brush-on almost exclusively. I got tired of...

    I use brush-on almost exclusively. I got tired of having to wait on the weather to prime. I tend to work on a mini at a time not do batches of prepping and priming. For me the brush-on is also a last...
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    Thanks guys! More questions... If I need to...

    Thanks guys! More questions...

    If I need to stain then sand then stain again, isn\'t it pretty chancy to attach everything and paint first?

    I\'m thinking of having the mini look like it\'s on...
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    How to Finish Raw Wooden Bases?

    I\'d like to try putting a mini on a wooden display base, but I\'m not entirely sure how to go about that. I have a plain wooden base, but it will need to be finished. I know I\'ll need to sand it,...
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    Black Scorpion\'s Adriana...

    Black Scorpion\'s Adriana probably wouldn\'t need too much converting to look like a French maid.
  176. Thread: Foliage?

    by Wren
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    Looking at the front view, the pinky-purple...

    Looking at the front view, the pinky-purple fronds are brass etched foliage. I\'ve used similar ones, which I got from Hasslefree as Thunderhawker mentioned. I think all the vines and tiny green...
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    I hope it isn\'t anything too serious and that...

    I hope it isn\'t anything too serious and that Sally feels better soon, as she is a terrific lady.
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    15-2, and the rest won\'t do. 15-4, and the rest...

    15-2, and the rest won\'t do.
    15-4, and the rest won\'t score.
    15-6, and the rest don\'t mix.
    15-8, and the rest won\'t mate.

    Those the rhymes my grandpa used when we played cribbage. If there...
  179. Thread: Diablo 3

    by Wren
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    Hubby and I watched a long preview video the...

    Hubby and I watched a long preview video the other day, looked fun to me. But a bunch of fans are up in arms and started a petition because they feel the graphics on the new version are too bright...
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    Ebay Still Stickin\' it to the Little Guy

    I guess moves like this don\'t directly impact sellers of more unusual items like minis, but it does continue to erode the culture of peer to peer sales that Ebay started with by raising expectations...
  181. Thread: Weathering NMM

    by Wren
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    I used ground up pastel on bricks in this wall...

    I used ground up pastel on bricks in this wall to darken them up to match a reference photo I had, and it worked pretty well. I used them again recently trying to get a dusty look on a mini\'s feet...
  182. Thread: Painter\'s block?

    by Wren
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    I think you need to give yourself space to do...

    I think you need to give yourself space to do different levels of quality on a mini. They\'re not all going to be show winning masterpieces! Go look at the galleries of some painters you admire...
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    Oh, and on the topic of antiques... I\'m not sure...

    Oh, and on the topic of antiques... I\'m not sure it\'s much better a deal. I used to watch both UK and US versions of Antiques Roadshow. Aside from art and a few anomolies, the biggest ticket items...
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    Oooo, you\'ve got two of the Freebooter LE angel,...

    Oooo, you\'ve got two of the Freebooter LE angel, I\'m jealous!

    I\'ve got buckets of old minis from a guy who decided to pare down his life and gave us all his game stuff to share out amongst our...
  185. Thread: Mould lines

    by Wren
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    For those on the US side of things, I\'ve seen...

    For those on the US side of things, I\'ve seen the chisel (and additional bits) DR linked to in my local HobbyTown. I ended up ordering one, because the person I called at said store failed to...
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    I don\'t worry too much about what...

    I don\'t worry too much about what pants/short/skirt I\'m wearing, but every now and then I have some kind of hand fumble that sends a paint brush spinning across my shirt, so I usually wear T-shirts...
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    Someone posted the Alliance (or some other...

    Someone posted the Alliance (or some other distributor) release schedule over on Reaper forums, and for the next few months at least it looked like 4 Chronoscope figs per month. My guess would be...
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    And if you have any kind of dental work at all...

    And if you have any kind of dental work at all (fillings, bridges, etc.) I would guess it\'s sticky enough to potentially yank it out.
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    I have a vague recollection of someone mentioning...

    I have a vague recollection of someone mentioning developing a bit of a sensitivity to epoxy putty. I think they used gloves. If you\'re concerned, gloves while mixing would probably take care of the...
  190. I hope you feel better soon and the tests...

    I hope you feel better soon and the tests discover what\'s going on to be nothing serious.
  191. Thread: Summer Desserts

    by Wren
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    If you can\'t find some in a store visit your...

    If you can\'t find some in a store visit your local Indian food restaurant and they\'re bound to have it on the dessert menu.
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    You might also check your local game store(s) for...

    You might also check your local game store(s) for painters. You\'re more likely to find someone who\'ll do painting for cheap/trade locally would be my guess.
  193. Thread: P3 Paint Review

    by Wren
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    Reaper makes an anti-shine additive, which may be...

    Reaper makes an anti-shine additive, which may be similar to matte medium, which Vallejo makes, maybe you could try one of those products and see if that gives you a finish you like better?

    I...
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    You two share a child, and have shared a lot of...

    You two share a child, and have shared a lot of years. As understandable as it is that you might feel bitter and spoiling for a fight right now, I\'d try to take time to consider about whether...
  195. Oh for a tidy work area I\'d definitely go with a...

    Oh for a tidy work area I\'d definitely go with a Paintier first. It displays the paints really nicely so it\'s easy to find the one you\'re looking for. I store in-progress minis mounted on old...
  196. The Paintiers are pretty handy for desk paint...

    The Paintiers are pretty handy for desk paint storage, but if you\'d like something that\'ll double for transport I recommend you go look at various Artbin and Plano storage solutions and see if any...
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    I admittedly didn\'t watch the final year or two...

    I admittedly didn\'t watch the final year or two consistently, as the war thing was a big enough story arc that I didn\'t want to just watch episodically, although I did see an episode here and...
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    I think I\'m with NSA on this one. While I like...

    I think I\'m with NSA on this one. While I like things about all the ST series, I like that there was a bit more of a realistic acknowledgement of some less positive personal and societal...
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    The only religious figures I can think of that...

    The only religious figures I can think of that Reaper\'s done are its Angel of Mercy, Angel of Light, Angel of Peace, and Cupid and Cherubs.

    Here\'s a link to Thunderbolt Mountain\'s Nativity...
  200. I\'ve only flown with minis a couple of times...

    I\'ve only flown with minis a couple of times now, once in a metal briefcase looking case, and the second time with a smaller artbin case stuffed inside another carryon. Both times when I went...
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