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  1. Yes. The experience I have with it has put me...

    Yes.
    The experience I have with it has put me off it completely.
  2. Army Painter Primer that I’ve tried was a rough...

    Army Painter Primer that I’ve tried was a rough as a badgers bum.

    General Rattle can primer I used to use was an Automotive grey primer, pretty good but I've switched to priming via Airbrush using...
  3. As everyone has said paint as you want them,...

    As everyone has said paint as you want them, there is no ‘hard and fast rule’.
    My Sisters of Battle are in a bone/tan colour scheme never had anyone hinge at me about them.

    The only ‘gripers’ You...
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    Well that’s an absolute load of bollocks. IF it...

    Well that’s an absolute load of bollocks.
    IF it were true eBay would have no market place for second hand miniatures or “Pro-Painted” figures.

    If you bought it, painted it and now want to sell...
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    In regard to the Yellow, here’s what I used:-...

    In regard to the Yellow, here’s what I used:-
    Basecoat = Scale75 Sahara Yellow (took three or four thin coats over Vallejo grey airbrush primer)
    Highlighting = Vallejo Model Colour Yellow Ochre...
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    Really good Andy....in fact it’s given me...

    Really good Andy....in fact it’s given me inspiration for a one I buggered up and abandoned a couple of years ago.
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    He’s ‘Little King’ from Greg Girault’s sculpting....

    He’s ‘Little King’ from Greg Girault’s sculpting.
    http://Www.cop-project.com.

    Really great quality stuff, although I was a little concerned about the quality of the resin at first once primed it...
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    Since April I’ve done 2 Dragon busts, part way...

    Since April I’ve done 2 Dragon busts, part way through another one(not working as well as I want it to be) bought 2 Dragons Kickstarter’d 2 with Dragons (painted one of those) done a deal to get...
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    I think I might be starting to get the hang of...

    I think I might be starting to get the hang of this painting gig.
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    Wedding announcement.

    I’ve just found out that long timer here AVELORN, just got married.
    To Sven and Hami many, many, many congratulations.

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    Make a start with a dressmakers pin, that gives...

    Make a start with a dressmakers pin, that gives you a ‘key’ for the drill point to bite into.
    Helps to stop ‘wander’.
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    ”enough dragons”......Sorry Even Google translate...

    ”enough dragons”......Sorry Even Google translate can’t help me make sense out of that.
    :angel:

    EDIT: just as I posted this the postman (mailman for the US) turned up with my new baby.
    :clap:
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    What can I tell you? \...:).../

    What can I tell you?
    \...:).../
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    Big Cheesy grin.

    Big Cheesy grin.
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    You have NO idea. :eyeroll!:

    You have NO idea.
    :eyeroll!:
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    Basically it was a very good (simple) system but...

    Basically it was a very good (simple) system but allowed to collapse because of limited support from GW.
    I still have my copy somewhere. Somewhere
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    Going back through this thread and the concept...

    Going back through this thread and the concept behind it I realise I’ve fallen back into a ‘work mode’ we used to use.
    It’s called PITFALLING.
    Basically looking at what might be, or might not be,...
  18. Firstly let us see what you can produce, then we...

    Firstly let us see what you can produce, then we can offer advice.

    BUT...

    The Model Painting as a Business world has been, and still is to an extent, flooded with “studio’s’ producing armies of...
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    Hmmmn, going to say no to that. Having painted...

    Hmmmn, going to say no to that.
    Having painted for several collectors, they DON’T want anything stuck on the underside; cards with the details yes, but something that encourages extra handling and...
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    Sorry I missed seeing this post yesterday, I was...

    Sorry I missed seeing this post yesterday, I was kind of occupied tidying up the painting room (a very great rarity.)

    Looking at the pictures you’ve shown I’m leaning towards suggesting no OSL at...
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    That’s not all that uncommon amongst ‘veteran war...

    That’s not all that uncommon amongst ‘veteran war gamers’.
    A couple WW2 players I know have Division level armies of both Axis and Allied powers.

    My Sisters of Battle army consists of some 200...
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    Well this baby needs some serious lovin’ 73553...

    Well this baby needs some serious lovin’

    73553

    Send her to me, I’ll provide her with a warm welcome and a new family.
    :clap::clap::clap:
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    8000 + Minis ........ain’t gonna work for me.

    8000 + Minis ........ain’t gonna work for me.
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    Klimbo.....Don’t EVER post anything like that...

    Klimbo.....Don’t EVER post anything like that again!
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    E Exactly what MAXXxxx has said, getting the...

    E

    Exactly what MAXXxxx has said, getting the pressure/dilution right is crucial. Practise on cardboard or something you can afford to strip later.
    My airbrush has been a serious boon for me...
  26. Could you be more specific please? What type of...

    Could you be more specific please?
    What type of models, scale and budget are you looking towards?
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    Found a new music group

    This young ladies voice really hits the spot (ear wise) for me.
    Hope some of you others enjoy as well.

    https://www.londongrammar.com
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    Lee, not ALL the Dragons,....... well not yet.

    Lee, not ALL the Dragons,....... well not yet.
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    There’s a very good reason for my name. 73247

    There’s a very good reason for my name.

    73247
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    It’s sorted now.

    It’s sorted now.
  31. Are you looking for someone to do it for or for...

    Are you looking for someone to do it for or for advice/instruction on how best to do it?
  32. I think that might be bit far.

    I think that might be bit far.
  33. You waste too much space, the video is meant to...

    You waste too much space, the video is meant to be about painting, you figure only is in 1/3rd of the screen.
  34. After 79 views on this thread and no-one has...

    After 79 views on this thread and no-one has bothered to comment it looks like it’s down to me.
    This might be hard for you to hear but I have to say that if you want to be regarded as a...
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    A while ago I bought a nail varnish shaker....

    A while ago I bought a nail varnish shaker. (£22.0)
    Easy little gizmo to use, strap in the paint hit the button and off she wanders across the desk.
    For some Scale 75’s (Rain Grey) you need about 5...
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    There’s a metric fudge tonne of material...

    There’s a metric fudge tonne of material suppliers out there, Ainsty Castings have a huge catalogue of pillars flagstone floors etc.

    Do a google search on Model scenic materials, but don’t forget...
  37. Thread: Ooops

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    Nah, I like Spiders and I’ve done a kids book on...

    Nah, I like Spiders and I’ve done a kids book on Bunnies.....In fact I took Bunny to Salute to work on a second one.
    (Yeah I’m all kinds of weird.)
  38. Thread: Ooops

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    And just Kickstarted for another Dragon. Did...

    And just Kickstarted for another Dragon.


    Did someone say obsession?
  39. Thread: Ooops

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    Ooops

    Errr, kinda like bought another Dragon.

    Now how to tell Fran?
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    Serious OUCH! Series 7’s run about £7-8.00...

    Serious OUCH!

    Series 7’s run about £7-8.00 here.
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    CMON Staff have been busy tied up with Adepticon...

    CMON Staff have been busy tied up with Adepticon and its recovery.
    Please allow a bit of time.
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    You can’t. The only way round this is to put...

    You can’t.

    The only way round this is to put the correct vote and text in a new comment, alert me that you’ve done that and I’ll delete the ‘incorrect’ comments
  43. Few people realise that they are a...

    Few people realise that they are a ‘re-incarnation’ of Ral-Partha miniatures, which had their heyday 20 years ago along with Dragon and Dungeon magazines (Bleeding miss them.) Plus they don’t have a...
  44. Yes I was gifted a set a while ago. They are like...

    Yes I was gifted a set a while ago. They are like any other paint we use, very helpful in the triad groups are well.
  45. Vallejo have a more consistent colour range than...

    Vallejo have a more consistent colour range than Citadel, (plus they don’t change the blasted names every five minutes) but recently I’ve been using Scale 75 which I’m finding to be a great paint and...
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    Someone say Dragon? As you might guess I’m a bit...

    Someone say Dragon?
    As you might guess I’m a bit of a Dracophile.

    So some suggestions, there’s a lot of texture in the body which could benefit for judicious application of washes/glazes to...
  47. Vallejo do a Verdigris paint in their Model...

    Vallejo do a Verdigris paint in their Model colour range, it’s quite effective.
    But I’ve ended up with some lengths of old copper piping from where I work as a caretaker and they have areas which...
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    DID I STUTTER....... Behave with respect towards...

    DID I STUTTER.......
    Behave with respect towards one another and take into account that some people’s first language is not English, which could be a factor in the confusion.
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    NORMALLY I’m checking pictures 3 to 4 times a...

    NORMALLY I’m checking pictures 3 to 4 times a day.
    However the last couple of weeks I’ve been nursing my father (87) back after being hospitalised so it’s not been quite as often.
    (plus I lost...
  50. Size references do help, not necessarily coins...

    Size references do help, not necessarily coins but with smaller scale vehicles a ruler does help people.
    Thinner coats do help as does weathering techniques and for really small miniatures increased...
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    Three things....

    ...to do today.

    1) Smile at a total stranger, and mean it.

    2) If you buy a cup of coffee, Drop your change in the tip jar.

    3) Hold the door for someone.
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    Some contents of this thread have been reported...

    Some contents of this thread have been reported for rudeness and Trollish behaviour.

    Behave with respect towards one another and take into account that some people’s first language is not English,...
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    YesI can see that your metering is averaging the...

    YesI can see that your metering is averaging the black/white contrast to a grey.
    If you were using a Dslr I’d suggest putting a grey card in front with which to take a reading from which to set the...
  54. I’ve tried to do some research. There does seem...

    I’ve tried to do some research.
    There does seem to be a few ‘iffy’ figures in their line up.
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    Urm, isn’t G.I. Joe 1/12th scale?

    Urm, isn’t G.I. Joe 1/12th scale?
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    They handle exactly like other paints, play well...

    They handle exactly like other paints, play well with other manufacturers too.
    Dry VERY MATTE, is the greatest difference.

    BUT......you need to shake the blazes outta the bottle to mix them...
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    More than likely. ‘But more face fungus nowas...

    More than likely.
    ‘But more face fungus nowas well.Grew my beard out last year.
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    http://www.coolminiornot.com/82 ...

    http://www.coolminiornot.com/82

    http://www.coolminiornot.com/435824

    Seventeen years difference in techniques, paint and styles have markedly changed the standards in miniature painting.

    ...
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    Needed approving. Didn’t show up as needing it...

    Needed approving.
    Didn’t show up as needing it until I logged out and back in.......Sorry.
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    Diverticular disease and diverticulitis is what...

    Diverticular disease and diverticulitis is what he ended up getting diagnosed with.It's left him weak easily tired but he's comeing down to stay with us for a week or two until he's 'better.'
    or...
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    Still up in Newcastle with my Dad in Hospital. ...

    Still up in Newcastle with my Dad in Hospital.


    Lost internet connection at his house, limited to phone at a coffee shop, so if you’ve sent any messages posted pictures, I’m not ignoring you.
    ...
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    Diolch, chwaer fach.

    Diolch, chwaer fach.
  63. Just looked up the F.A.Q Dioramas book now...

    Just looked up the F.A.Q Dioramas book now running at 70+€ for a physical copy.
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    Well the situations ‘ok’, basically he’s had a...

    Well the situations ‘ok’, basically he’s had a stomach bug which has ended up leaving him dehydrated.
    Stood up too ‘fast’ and blacked out.
    Nothings broken, and he’s not bruised but he’s had to have...
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    My dad’s back in hospital.

    Don’t know exactly what’s happenened only that he’s collapsed.
    So I'm Going to be going up to look after him.
    Internet might be spotty so bare with me.
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    Did a bit more than check it out.

    Did a bit more than check it out.
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    Sticky: I read it. Good luck with the colour theory.

    I read it.
    Good luck with the colour theory.
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    Paint recovery medium.

    If, like me, you’ve a tonne of paints that are ‘old’ this product might be useful.
    I’ve just ordered some to test.



    https://youtu.be/j7OW4jyXY-s

    www.greenstuffworld.com
  69. Thirteen year old thread.

    Thirteen year old thread.
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    There were a batch of “blank” thumbnails which...

    There were a batch of “blank” thumbnails which when I checked on them loaded nothing.
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    One forum post was awaiting moderator approval,...

    One forum post was awaiting moderator approval, but since all your posts are ‘new’ to the forums the system has flagged you as a new user despite you having been registered for a few years. ...
  72. Ghool is absolutely right. A well know reputation...

    Ghool is absolutely right. A well know reputation as a good painter isn’t achieved overnight and only through hard work.
    Be prepared to invest a lot of time and effort to get recognition.
    But also...
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    I’ve taken a look at the scoring and while you...

    I’ve taken a look at the scoring and while you have been the target of some unduly harsh scores, your average is about what I’d expect.
    I have to point out that some of your pieces are what I would...
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    Sorry bud, can’t even make it out.

    Sorry bud, can’t even make it out.
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    Yeah definitely send them an "OI, whats...

    Yeah definitely send them an "OI, whats happening" through FB.
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    Still Beating and Breathing so that's good. ...

    Still Beating and Breathing so that's good.

    Welcome aboard.
  77. it might be a translation confusion. ...

    it might be a translation confusion.

    відстеження паперу = tracing paper like this .
    70519

    копіювальний папір = carbon paper
  78. Several options, ‘the lead seal from wine...

    Several options,
    ‘the lead seal from wine bottles.
    ’tracing paper stiffened with PVA adhesive (*)
    green stuff putty rolled very thin over plastic bag.

    (* tracing paper will allow you to do a...
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    Ooops my bad. You’re good to go.

    Ooops my bad.
    You’re good to go.
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    A Really Good Laugh........

    ...this week I got asked if I would consider playing Santa Claus at the local centre where I do part time caretaking work.


    Me!


    Santa!


    ....those of you who know what a Bah Humbug person...
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    I’ve looked for your post and there’s nothing...

    I’ve looked for your post and there’s nothing awaiting approval.
    The only posts that are logged are your three posts about nothing coming through.
    Please try again and I’ll keep a specific eye open...
  82. Midnight or Saturday Morning.

    Midnight or Saturday Morning.
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    I watched Chris Clayton doing a demo and he hits...

    I watched Chris Clayton doing a demo and he hits with AK INTERACTIVE MATTE between work areas, via an airbrush.
    My initial thoughts are why gloss? Matte makes more sense as it’s easier to work over...
  84. Dry with a hairdryer, leave 24 hours at least...

    Dry with a hairdryer, leave 24 hours at least between coats.
    ‘And It is the Dogs Bollocks!
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    Sometimes it helps me to stabilise the brush by...

    Sometimes it helps me to stabilise the brush by holding the end in my mouth.
    (that’s the non working/dry end of course)
    It helps to reduce the potential for shakiness, but means you have to prep...
  86. We’ve been asked to look at this thread. ...

    We’ve been asked to look at this thread.

    Alliser Thorne you could be more tactful in your criticism.

    But the thing to remember is:-

    “IT’S A GAME, NOTHING MORE!”
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    So it’s a good job I checked. You nearly got...

    So it’s a good job I checked.
    You nearly got canned as a Spammer.
  88. Still in stock on their website Sanjay.

    Still in stock on their website Sanjay.
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    I’m back. Loaded with new stuff to paint. and ...

    I’m back.
    Loaded with new stuff to paint.
    and
    I got awarded a Highly Commended for a Historical bust
    And
    A Bronze Medal for a Steampunk Fantasy bust.

    (Happy Dance)

    Incredible quality of...
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    Scale Model Challenge

    That’s where I’m going to be this weekend.
    Not taking internet devices with me, so no picture or comment approvals Friday until Tuesday night.

    You’ll just have to be patient.
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    Try looking under a Very British Civil War for...

    Try looking under a Very British Civil War for The Anglican set.
    There’s a vicar you could reasonably convert.
    (Can’t post a link as it keeps rejecting it as Spam)
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    I’ve had a long look at the picture, very little...

    I’ve had a long look at the picture, very little is “wrong” with it, but I think you’ve fallen into the same “trap” I have often enough.
    The composition is set in a ‘C’ shape and the eye ends up on...
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    Well it certainly wasn't by using his...

    Well it certainly wasn't by using his Sathttp://www.coolminiornot.com/forums/clear.gif Nav.....
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    Patience... ...slight camera problem, waiting...

    Patience...

    ...slight camera problem, waiting for new battery. (Nikon fitting....How Much?):tremble!:
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    If you only want to use an airbrush for priming I...

    If you only want to use an airbrush for priming I can recommend AZTEK for both the ease of use and cleaning.
    It's a simple nozzle change system (I use the Black one for priming) and Vallejo Airbrush...
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    Just to confirm prices for the weekend :- Entry...

    Just to confirm prices for the weekend :-
    Entry to the show is £11 for two days or £7 for one day.


    Competition entry is £3 per model with 7 or more entries costing £20. Those 7 models can be...
  97. I thought he’d closed down ages ago. Haven’t...

    I thought he’d closed down ages ago.

    Haven’t had any dealings with him for 10+ years.
    I was supposed to do some painting for him but the stuff never materialised and he went VERY quiet.
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    Anyone going to Euro-Militaire Expo, please read...

    Anyone going to Euro-Militaire Expo, please read the rules and bring THREE PRINTED COPIES of the entry form.
    No Handwritten forms.

    (If you’ve ever seen my handwriting you’d understand why!)
    ...
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    I’m one of the volunteer stewards so I’ll be the...

    I’m one of the volunteer stewards so I’ll be the one dropping AndyG’s Models in the floor.

    :kissing:


    As if I would. (Don’t answer that!)
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    I read your thread title in Mick Jaggers...

    I read your thread title in Mick Jaggers voice..........

    Welcome to the jungle.
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    D’UUUUUR! You’ve heard me speak Sven, don’t make...

    D’UUUUUR! You’ve heard me speak Sven, don’t make me inflict my voice on the word.
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    Try posting in the WIP THREAD, I should be able...

    Try posting in the WIP THREAD, I should be able to hurry things up then.
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    Cheers guys! It’s taken me a year to write,...

    Cheers guys!

    It’s taken me a year to write, review, get proof read, amend and re-write.
    Finally went up on Kindle publishing and should be live sometime over the next few days.

    AND in the...
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    Blatent Advertising...

    68393

    Written and Uploaded.
    I pleased to say it’s live on Kindle.

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07GS6XRKL/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1535051308&sr=8-7&keywords=mike+doddS
  105. Pina Colada’s, getting caught in the Rain, I’m...

    Pina Colada’s, getting caught in the Rain,
    I’m not into Yoga,
    I am into Champagne.



    Kinda sorry, but that had to be done.
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    You could always go 2D and use watercolours....

    You could always go 2D and use watercolours.
    Great fun and a good way to ruin a pair of trousers.... (Chinese Yellow on Grey walking trousers :curse!:)
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    Sorry to hear (read) that you’ve lose your love...

    Sorry to hear (read) that you’ve lose your love for the hobby as you were a damn good painter.
    Here's hoping you find a passion you can share with us. (We’re open minded{-ish})
  108. Illustration and Art are two different things. ...

    Illustration and Art are two different things.

    “Illustration presents you an interpretation, Art requires you to interpret.”

    And Yes that was from a Workshop I’ve just done by a Professor of...
  109. Sorry but what do you mean?

    Sorry but what do you mean?
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    Truth is the guy who now owns and runs Hasslefree...

    Truth is the guy who now owns and runs Hasslefree really has had a hard time of things.
    Health, Divorce and staff problems have really messed his business up.
    He’s desperately trying to get things...
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    Back to normal.

    Just had 10 days in OPORTO for the Urban Sketchers Symposium and a holiday.
    Done more sketching in those 10 days than the rest of the year.

    Learned a few things, I can read a bit of Portuguese,...
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    My wife, is how.

    My wife, is how.
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    One. Keeping stuff simple, 6 prepared for...

    One.
    Keeping stuff simple, 6 prepared for priming.
  114. Sanjay...I heard they tore the mold so badly it...

    Sanjay...I heard they tore the mold so badly it couldn't be used again.
  115. In reality there is only one (?) way to find out....

    In reality there is only one (?) way to find out.
    Ask an Art Gallery Director if they would consider holding an exhibition.

    Of course best to ask a number of different Galleries
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    I hope it’s not just a cubby hole under the...

    I hope it’s not just a cubby hole under the stairs?
    AndyG.........Coolminiornot’s answer to HarryPotter
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    One of the easiest examples is...

    One of the easiest examples is http://www.coolminiornot.com/101832?browseid=5982616 which typifies both how Good forced perspective can be, and how difficult it is to be perceived by the viewer.
    ...
  118. Yeah pick and mix from companies is best. I use...

    Yeah pick and mix from companies is best. I use Vallejo and Scale 75 colours as well as GW and Artists Acrylics.
    Vallejo are the most consistent with colours, BUT the colours on their charts/online...
  119. NMM GOLD HILT = base Yellow Ochre add Burnt Umber...

    NMM GOLD HILT = base Yellow Ochre add Burnt Umber for Shadow, Ivory Or White to highlight.
    NMM GOLD TRIM = Mix Burnt Umber to Yellow Ochre 1/3 for base, shadow with additional B.U. Highlight with...
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    Oh course the question is how a guy who towers...

    Oh course the question is how a guy who towers over me (5 ft 11) fits into a space so small?
    ..........And then I remembered Andy an Astrophysicist, bend space and time..........that’s how he paints...
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    There’s something missing out of there.

    There’s something missing out of there.
  122. At 62 I wear reading glasses with clip on 3+...

    At 62 I wear reading glasses with clip on 3+ magnifiers like these...
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    Good luck with that. (oh and I can paint a house...

    Good luck with that.
    (oh and I can paint a house in less that one day.
    .
    .
    .
    .
    on paper and only in watercolours.)
  124. A lot of people shorten it to DR. I won’t tell...

    A lot of people shorten it to DR.
    I won’t tell you what my wife calls me.
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    MAXXxxx, you are aware that Tim’s been very...

    MAXXxxx, you are aware that Tim’s been very upfront about the problems that were encountered about New Skin?
  126. Kickstarter campaigns are a good way to get...

    Kickstarter campaigns are a good way to get funding for smaller businesses by gaining the funding for production “up front”.
    That way the initial demand can be judged by setting a realistic target...
  127. Going to agree with MaXXxxx on this both Schminke...

    Going to agree with MaXXxxx on this both Schminke and JoSonja are really high quality in pigment and density.
    Now the Proviso.... I find that they require a serious alteration in my approach to...
  128. And that’s an Old School statement if there ever...

    And that’s an Old School statement if there ever was. :beerwave:
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    Big cheesy grin! (Just don’t tell the missus...

    Big cheesy grin!

    (Just don’t tell the missus eh!)
  130. Figure Painting has and continues to evolve....

    Figure Painting has and continues to evolve.
    GW’s 3 layer style of the early 2000’s has faded into “gaming standard” and yes techniques have expanded as has the quality of Painting (and paints)....
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    Set up in the Works In Progress forum, you’ll get...

    Set up in the Works In Progress forum, you’ll get lots of helpful advice and good natured rip taking.
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    Welcome. Only Trolls we have here are the ones...

    Welcome.
    Only Trolls we have here are the ones we paint.
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    You Beauty! You’ve just solved a problem I was...

    You Beauty!
    You’ve just solved a problem I was having about aligning diagonals on a shaped surface.

    You ever get over to the U.K. I’ll owe you a beer or two.
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    Freakinacage

    Today our friend Freakinacage is getting married!

    Now I’ve tormented him for years, but despite the fact he’s threatened me with physical harm for catching him out every time ������ I want to...
  135. Wow a Farce Book thing that”s accurate......

    1 January - Dragonhttps://cdn.thedailynet.com/13051/uploads/8eca5ba9a916d79d9333432943907830.jpegJanuary - Dragon
    If you were born in January then you have a personality which is meant to soar...
  136. Moderators can, if needed.

    Moderators can, if needed.
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    Try now as it’s seems like the system’s been...

    Try now as it’s seems like the system’s been rebooted.
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    https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipNJGmTF_Aq4qc...

    https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipNJGmTF_Aq4qcQ7Ui2auwtJPC9n-jhJ69UJas7Y7jRDLyx_HLiluwDfRV-bS9ElgA/photo/AF1QipNGmE3usHDb0Wdf1gNZz5raVmnVC3X9dIySyvLS?key=SHJtRG1nX25SRl9SOEh4N3lnazBMSmtsSWNtMDFB...
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    Some of us are a bit more “solid” these days!

    Some of us are a bit more “solid” these days!
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    I’ve looked and you seem to be putting the full...

    I’ve looked and you seem to be putting the full URL in instead of the auction ID number.
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    Ah but he didn't say which planet! And no I'm...

    Ah but he didn't say which planet!

    And no I'm not going to start a thread or discussion about Best Looking Women.
    Remember wives often read over our shoulders!
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    66333 Ok Supreme Leader, But it does take a...

    66333

    Ok Supreme Leader, But it does take a toll out on you!
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    Interesting to go back and read those threads. ...

    Interesting to go back and read those threads.

    Even more so to visit his site and peruse his portfolio.......trying to be as polite as I can in regard to the quality, but for a Master...
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    Sorted. Sometimes might take me a little while...

    Sorted.
    Sometimes might take me a little while to sort threads out if I’m at work on an evening when there’s limited internet.
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    Over the (many) years I’ve met and worked with...

    Over the (many) years I’ve met and worked with people who were unable to accept criticism in any form, whether intended to be helpful or constructive.
    My point of view is that this is a continually...
  146. D’uuuuurh Yakusa Tattoo. P.S. Gonna order when...

    D’uuuuurh Yakusa Tattoo.

    P.S. Gonna order when my pension’s paid.
    (Love saying that!)
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    While I will admit to owning several thousand...

    While I will admit to owning several thousand miniatures I’m not quite in that number.

    (And no I’m not going to tell you how many are painted.)
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    Wouldn’t we all. Age making us Mellow I...

    Wouldn’t we all.

    Age making us Mellow I suppose. :rotfl:
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    Wow 15 years ago.

    Wow 15 years ago.
  150. Pathetic and jealous infantile mindsets. And/Or...

    Pathetic and jealous infantile mindsets.
    And/Or just Knobheads!
  151. Well there is certainly nothing ”wrong” with any...

    Well there is certainly nothing ”wrong” with any of your figures, all are clean and precise.
    Bearing that in mind there is room for in creasing the contrast so that the figures have an added ‘depth’...
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    Euro-Militaire Expo 2019

    Please note that this is for 2019

    BIG announcement time ladies and gentlemen....
    Planning ahead like we do, Euro Miniature Expo will be moving from September to an earlier date........in 2019...
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    I can fully understand your frustration Andy. ...

    I can fully understand your frustration Andy.
    Bad organisation and carelessness, shouldn’t be acceptable.

    It’s the same level of frustration I felt about Golden Deamon when entries were being...
  154. There is an algorithm which balances out wildly...

    There is an algorithm which balances out wildly erroneous scoring along the lines that Sicks mentioned.
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    The “purple” in that picture is very close to...

    The “purple” in that picture is very close to Vallejo Model Colour Violet-Red. The blue however is something I’d not considered placing alongside. It looks on my screen to Vallejo Model Colour Oxford...
  156. In regard to the nail painting gems, I’d suggest...

    In regard to the nail painting gems, I’d suggest that you paint them as the reflection index looks waaaay off if you don’t.
    In a similar vein sequins (the smallest you can get hold of) work as bulk...
  157. A a longtime Hoarder of Dragons (you’d never have...

    A a longtime Hoarder of Dragons (you’d never have guessed by my handle) i’d suggest the one on the plinth would look best as a Red Dragon. But consider adding tiger like stripes down it’s back of a...
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    AndyG.......

    HIPPY BRUSHDAY, ANDY.

    Not going to say how old, but he’s a well known western calibre.
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    I haven’t forgotten about this. I'm slowly...

    I haven’t forgotten about this.
    I'm slowly working Up to greater Airbrush control so that I can do her justice.

    Which why I’ve ‘lost’ three resin figures recently in the re-stripping process....
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    Normally for warmer tones I’d suggest tiny glazes...

    Normally for warmer tones I’d suggest tiny glazes of yellow in the highlight areas to add warmth, but for a cold winterwind chill factor very thin glazes of the palest blue instead. Then strengthen...
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    All sorted. I had an excuse I was at a model...

    All sorted.

    I had an excuse I was at a model show yesterday.
    Two new busts to work on for Euro-Militaire Expo in September.
  162. Thread: Wip 3

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    This stuff is BLOODY wonderful...

    This stuff is BLOODY wonderful https://www.modeldisplayproducts.co.uk/AK-Interactive_Ultra-Matte-Varnish
    Used through an Airbrush dries flatter than a hedgehog on a motorway.
    Via Brush soft and...
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    Nah we’ve a couple of members in New Zealand.

    Nah we’ve a couple of members in New Zealand.
  164. It is not just Vallejo who ‘suffer’ from this...

    It is not just Vallejo who ‘suffer’ from this issue.
    The printing process for paper is markedly different than the actual paints (I’m not an expert) but matching colours paper to bottle is a swine....
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    Found out that it will strip resin BUT max 20...

    Found out that it will strip resin BUT max 20 mins left in the stuff.
  166. Thread: Hello All

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    Don’t knock yourself up about it John, I only...

    Don’t knock yourself up about it John, I only knew about it through someone who’d been to a support group of domestic abuse survivors.
    A lot of things are coming out of the woodwork thanks to women...
  167. Thread: Hello All

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    Sorry John but an over rated Domestic Abuser...

    Sorry John but an over rated Domestic Abuser doesn’t cut any mustard for me.
  168. Well when you can; get to shows, especially where...

    Well when you can; get to shows, especially where there are Model painting competitions.
    Next big one is Figure world in Stoke on 25th March, after that THE biggest is Salute 2018 in London.
    ...
  169. With age come changes in eyesight . I gave...

    With age come changes in eyesight <sigh>.
    I gave in a good few years ago and got reading glasses specifically for painting, coupled with a set of 3+ clip on magnifiers (Amazon) and I can manage to...
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    ^ THAT I’m not going to support recasters.

    ^
    THAT

    I’m not going to support recasters.
  171. Thread: Hello All

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    Welcome back.

    Welcome back.
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    Zenithal lighting is just a lazy way to describe...

    Zenithal lighting is just a lazy way to describe a technique that’s been around as long as I have. (Aeons).

    Definition of Zenith:-
    “The zenith is an imaginary point directly "above" a particular...
  173. Just a cheap hair dryer, works fine for acrylics....

    Just a cheap hair dryer, works fine for acrylics.

    If you are using oils a home made ‘Oil Oven” (wooden box with ventilation holes and a 100 watt light bulb) helps.
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    MAXXxxx that reads as if you are promoting...

    MAXXxxx that reads as if you are promoting recaster and or recasting.
    Would you care to clarify that statement.
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    Everything MAXXxxx said, but a caveat Andrea have...

    Everything MAXXxxx said, but a caveat Andrea have improved the fit of a lot of their more recent figures BUT, some of the older kits need WORK to get a good fit.
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    A cautionary tale....

    Sometimes I see or buy a figure with the intention of stripping it and repainting it. (Occasionally it’s an act of mercy for some things on eBay)


    NORMALLY I use Dettol, but I was recommended to...
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    Needed moderator approval as it was your first...

    Needed moderator approval as it was your first post.
    Sorted now.
  178. Sunderland.......Well I’ll let you off as my mum...

    Sunderland.......Well I’ll let you off as my mum was a SandDancer. LOL
    I still get up fairly regularly to Gateshead, if you fancy a meetup and chat sometime.
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    Adding black or white to a paint isn’t always the...

    Adding black or white to a paint isn’t always the way to lighten or darken colours, sometimes you get mud sometimes chalk.
    get hold of a book out of the library on colour theory, and you’ll find...
  180. A very adult attitude to take. Yes I too am a...

    A very adult attitude to take.
    Yes I too am a little ‘disappointed’ with aspects of this whole issue, but I’m not sat in Georgia, having to handle all this, so I don”t feel equipped to Rip into...
  181. Refunds are coming through, I received a refund...

    Refunds are coming through, I received a refund today and my order arrived Sat (Bloody Customs Charge!)
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    At the most “Bottom end of the market” a large...

    At the most “Bottom end of the market” a large card board box, an Airbrush and Vallejo Airbrush surface primer in a selected room. (Or garage.)
    Followed by copious use of Air freshener so that the...
  183. 63263 Ian; while I understand your...

    63263

    Ian; while I understand your frustration, bad manners and insults don’t help when people in the background are trying quietly to help.
    Now I’ve captured your post including the ‘unsubtle’...
  184. Since I missed the original Comments by Ian...

    Since I missed the original Comments by Ian Smedley I think that the most effective answer was given by Evan Fulks.

    I can understand dissatisfaction with the delay by posting two foul-mouthed...
  185. Please yes just report them, We mods don’t get...

    Please yes just report them, We mods don’t get every thing ALL the time, so catching out that there’s a sneaky git hiding somewhere is interesting.
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    Not by me, that is for certain.

    Not by me, that is for certain.
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    Closing thread.........with great thanks.

    Closing thread.........with great thanks.
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    63014 This might explain things.

    63014
    This might explain things.
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    Slapped a few pic's up

    Starting the New Year as I'm intending to go on. (Insert sarcastic comments here.)
    I've uploaded several pictures to my Gallery.

    http://www.coolminiornot.com/artist/Dragonsreach
  190. Thread: 2018.

    by Dragonsreach
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    2018.

    2018, all I ask is that you are good to my friends!
  191. Ben Komets Roman Lapatt Matt Cexwish Those...

    Ben Komets
    Roman Lapatt
    Matt Cexwish

    Those are the ones I prefer, but supported through Patreon, which allows them to produce the best quality.
    You can find the old Painting Buddha videos...
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    Just a test. 62918 62919 What do you all...

    Just a test.

    62918

    62919

    What do you all think?

    Got to admit to some sorrow here though in taking these photos I've discovered that my Nikon D300 DSLR that my wife bought me, has started...
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    62780 You shouldn’t have. Really!

    62780
    You shouldn’t have.


    Really!
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    1;- what a cracking idea! 2:- Might try to do...

    1;- what a cracking idea!

    2:- Might try to do some photographs tomorrow as I haven’t done any in Donkey’s years (Which a technical term indicating age only slightly less than my own.)
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    Sorry I’ve not replied earlier......did something...

    Sorry I’ve not replied earlier......did something dumb and couldn’t write.
    David I’d really not want to take that away from ou as you are such a far better Painter than me.
    Your Sumothay deserves...
  196. Yeah, didn’t mean To do that exactly.....

    ....had to update firmware on the Router and missed a software buffer switch.
    Email receipt fine, access to moderate fine, try to type anything other than 64 characters......stuffed.

    Definitely...
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    That’s a “it depends” kinda answer. I’m looking...

    That’s a “it depends” kinda answer.
    I’m looking to paint it myself to try to stretch my self so I’d be wanting to strip a piece.
    But if it’s nicely done I probably couldn’t bring myself to ruin a...
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    Sumothay, Prior Warrior- WANTED

    As the title says I’m after a Sumothay, Prior Warrior.
    Tried to get it from CMON shop but somebody beat me to it. (Lucky git)
    Anyone got one they’d be willing to part with drop me a PM to discuss....
  199. Stuck in the UK link as I’ve grabbed a copy.

    Stuck in the UK link as I’ve grabbed a copy.
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    Rocking this work.

    Rocking this work.
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