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    Hey Kallfa, thanks, and again for the great tip!...

    Hey Kallfa, thanks, and again for the great tip!

    I am a GIMP user (I know) so I threw a yellow layer over the blue glow to give it a green tint.
    I also changed the shape of the glow on the shin,...
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    Thank you Dexter! I look forward to what seeing...

    Thank you Dexter! I look forward to what seeing that idea of yours.
    I draw my concepts pretty fanatically too, it helps me with figuring out the 3d jigsaw puzzle.

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    I spent a bit of time last...
  3. Thread: Sik’s WIP

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    The chain looks superb, as does the blade. Well...

    The chain looks superb, as does the blade. Well done!
  4. Thread: Kallfa's WIP

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    The head looks amazing, all of the different...

    The head looks amazing, all of the different shades making the skin glow. Beautiful!
    Do you use a lot of stippling / striping strokes when painting, or does the sculpt have that high amount of...
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    Thanks Saint Toad! I know right? It's useless...

    Thanks Saint Toad! I know right? It's useless fighting the muse :)
    I am aiming for this to be very much dynamic, with lots of things hanging in the air...



    Thanks Dex! Yeah this is definitely...
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    Lovely photos! Janet definitely knows how to use...

    Lovely photos! Janet definitely knows how to use a camera.
    That chaos sabre lion is looking pretty mean. Are those horns sticking out of its mane?!?
  7. Thread: Kallfa's WIP

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    I agree, that skintone blend is superb!

    I agree, that skintone blend is superb!
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    Thank you so much Graishak! Really appreciate it,...

    Thank you so much Graishak! Really appreciate it, especially regarding the 10 :)

    I'll probably put it in my gallery eventually; cmon's gallery isn't a very welcoming place, given that people can...
  9. These look great! Especially the one perched on...

    These look great! Especially the one perched on the rock.
  10. Thread: Arkaan - WIP

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    Now I'm really jealous :) That printer does...

    Now I'm really jealous :) That printer does amazingly well at such fine detail.
    The corpse grinder is stunning!
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    I used to rockclimb a fair bit before we had...

    I used to rockclimb a fair bit before we had kids, and the thing that really separated the experienced climbers from the noobs was not how they climbed the hardest routes, but how they climbed the...
  12. Love the coat! Looks great!

    Love the coat! Looks great!
  13. Thread: Rowwwsdower's WIP

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    I am learning a lot about airbrushing myself, but...

    I am learning a lot about airbrushing myself, but reading your description it does seem that you could use either flow improver or drying retarder. You can also try to play with your air pressure -...
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    Wow, big update! The diorama base looks...

    Wow, big update!

    The diorama base looks amazing. I love all the little details: the hanging moss, the flowers, the flag.
    The barbarian looks great too. I can see what you say regarding the browns...
  15. Thread: Kallfa's WIP

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    Great save there. I have to remember that - I...

    Great save there. I have to remember that - I also have a couple of older GW paint pots, and I sometimes use them. They are really badly designed.
    I love the way you shaded the cloth on this last...
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    Stunning work BaM! The female definitely has less...

    Stunning work BaM! The female definitely has less muscular definition to show off your shading ability than the males, but she is looking very imposing nonetheless. She fits in perfectly with the...
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    Thanks BaM, glad you like it! Will keep the glow...

    Thanks BaM, glad you like it! Will keep the glow in mind, given the brushed metal and the distance from the sword.



    Thanks Kallfa!



    Thanks for the kind words Sik, and for stopping by and...
  18. Thread: Rowwwsdower's WIP

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    Funny, the base also looked like water to me at...

    Funny, the base also looked like water to me at first. I think water is hard to paint on a mini, given that it is naturally translucent if not fully transparent, and it is hard to capture the essence...
  19. Thread: SaintToad's WIP

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    From my point of view it looks perfect; I think...

    From my point of view it looks perfect; I think you've captured the iconic version of the monster very nicely.
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    Beautiful work BaM, the moss covered base looks...

    Beautiful work BaM, the moss covered base looks cool and as usual the model looks amazing. I'm very interested to see where you take that lion though!
  21. Thread: Kallfa's WIP

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    Superb start, as before. Good luck!

    Superb start, as before. Good luck!
  22. Thread: Sik’s WIP

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    The selfish secret santa exchange sounds like a...

    The selfish secret santa exchange sounds like a cool idea. The model you're painting looks really cool, I love the reds on the cloak.
    Don't worry about the putty mate, once you have some primer on...
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    Great, we always drive past the HPLHS on the way...

    Great, we always drive past the HPLHS on the way to Griffith Park with the kids. One of these days I'm going to stop and introduce them all to the wonderful world of Lovecraft :D. Who needs Disney?
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    That background piece is awesome, ties everything...

    That background piece is awesome, ties everything together into a much larger scene. And it is very well painted!
  25. Thread: to begin anew...

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    I agree with ekipage! The way you shaded the...

    I agree with ekipage! The way you shaded the damage makes it look 3d, like some parts of the metal are buckled. Superb!
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    Thanks for the comment Kallfa! I'll try and...

    Thanks for the comment Kallfa! I'll try and increase the contrast as you suggest (contrast, always the thing to improve, right? :) )
    I'll try the trick with the armor, and see what it brings me....
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    I stained the scorched & burnt metal on the front...

    I stained the scorched & burnt metal on the front of the flamer. This part will need some matt varnish to stamp out the shine, since it needs to be sooty.

    I also added the reflected glow of the...
  28. Thread: Sik’s WIP

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    That green blend is hot, mate! The sculpt is...

    That green blend is hot, mate! The sculpt is coming along nicely too. I agree, once you slap primer on it it'll all come together, and I don't think the head will look goofy then.
  29. Thread: Arkaan - WIP

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    Thanks for the color recipe Arkaan, and...

    Thanks for the color recipe Arkaan, and congratulations on the loot! You do deserve it!
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    Thank you kindly Kallfa! Yeah, it is pretty dark...

    Thank you kindly Kallfa! Yeah, it is pretty dark and grimy :)

    Here is the grey knight's powersword wip:
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    Thank you very much Hairster! I'm got these...

    Thank you very much Hairster!

    I'm got these couple of minis on the painting table (the tech priest, the grey knight and the orkboy) and want to finish them all as a bit of a warmup before I get...
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    Any of the major paint brands have skin tones in...

    Any of the major paint brands have skin tones in their ranges. I have a bunch of Army Painter paints, and the set I bought contains 4 different skin tones along with a flesh wash, which I find useful...
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    Thanks Kallfa! Much appreciated. -- I'm...

    Thanks Kallfa! Much appreciated.


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    I'm calling the techpriest done. Below are some pictures. As usual, C&C very welcome.

    This is the techpriest figure I sculpted before, posed on a base...
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    Yeah, I like it. It is like a skewed version of...

    Yeah, I like it. It is like a skewed version of "regular" beauty, which is what I'd expect a troll to look like.
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    Awesome work Hairster, can't wait to see what you...

    Awesome work Hairster, can't wait to see what you plan to plant in this base.
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    I agree with BaM, the nurgles look great,...

    I agree with BaM, the nurgles look great, especially the drone. I like the glowing green sores.
  37. Thread: Rowwwsdower's WIP

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    Welcome! Your blends look awesome, the cloak for...

    Welcome! Your blends look awesome, the cloak for example but especially the yellow/red shading on the bird/phoenix.
    Whats missing is detail, for me, for example her face just looks like a blank...
  38. Thread: Graishak WIP

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    That tongue again, it looks great Graishak! It...

    That tongue again, it looks great Graishak! It contrasts so well with the green, like everyone else says.
  39. Thread: Kallfa's WIP

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    That troll is awesome! So much texture going on,...

    That troll is awesome! So much texture going on, plus all the little highlights. I love your style.
    Even the chipped axe blade looks great.
    I'm going to have to look at this picture for a bit...
  40. Thread: Arkaan - WIP

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    That red is super cool Arkaan! I'm going to...

    That red is super cool Arkaan!
    I'm going to guess a darker red shaded with dark green, and orange highlights. Am I close? What's the recipe?
  41. I guess if you had some mod/kitbash scenario...

    I guess if you had some mod/kitbash scenario where the inside of the chest would be visible, it would be great to see what's inside?
  42. Thread: SaintToad's WIP

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    Cool work StToad! Love the pale green complexion....

    Cool work StToad! Love the pale green complexion. Did you glaze the eyes and lips?

    There is an HP Lovecraft Historical Society close to me here in Burbank. Is that the one you mean?
    How come you...
  43. Tremendous work Blackadder!

    Tremendous work Blackadder!
  44. Thread: to begin anew...

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    That glowing plasma coil looks stunning!

    That glowing plasma coil looks stunning!
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    Thanks ekipage! I think the two colors are...

    Thanks ekipage! I think the two colors are contrasting pretty well, so I'm happy about it.
    And I guess we just have to play catchup on the pile of shame :)



    Thanks BaM! That's very...
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    Super cool sculpt! I love the scales you've got...

    Super cool sculpt! I love the scales you've got there, and the snake's face is awesome.
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    I think you are on the right track; she looks...

    I think you are on the right track; she looks mean and angry in that posture.
  48. Thread: Kallfa's WIP

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    I think the scales look great! I love the way the...

    I think the scales look great! I love the way the edge hightlights fade into the shadows in his lower back.

    If you want it less dirty/dry though, maybe try something a bit more colorful for a...
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    Little update on the grey knight. Started adding...

    Little update on the grey knight. Started adding the gold text and purity seals, with a black pin wash to bring out some detail and a slight edge highlight here and there.

    The base is only...
  50. Thread: Curis' WIP Wipe

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    Excuse me while I clean up the drool I left on...

    Excuse me while I clean up the drool I left on the keyboard after reading this :)
    Loving the history, backstory, and chunky conversions to bits!
  51. Thread: Sik’s WIP

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    Wow, so much going on :) The green troopers look...

    Wow, so much going on :)
    The green troopers look sweet, I like the green vs metallics you've got there. Such cool sculpts too...

    The nurgle conversion is looking great too. Be careful of that...
  52. Thread: Graishak WIP

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    This looks super cool Graishak! That tongue is...

    This looks super cool Graishak! That tongue is awesome. You've got some great contrast with the teeth and the little spikes on the back.
  53. Thread: Kallfa's WIP

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    Starting to look pretty cool! Love that shading...

    Starting to look pretty cool! Love that shading on the belly.
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    Thank you sir! -- Painted up an Orkboy...

    Thank you sir!


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    Painted up an Orkboy over the last two nights. I got this little guy when I bought a White Dwarf magazine in 2004 (I think). So he has been lying unpainted in my box for...
  55. Thread: Kallfa's WIP

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    Some super impressive work in this thread! I love...

    Some super impressive work in this thread! I love the contrast you are getting, every little detail pops.
    The squigs look fantastic.
  56. Thread: Dhdiez WIP

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    Nice! He looks great!

    Nice! He looks great!
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    Love these sketches of yours! I share your...

    Love these sketches of yours! I share your frustration with not getting the look that you have in your mind though. It happens to me more than not, and it is frustrating! The only thing I can say is...
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    :) Well, I don't want to put too much pressure on...

    :) Well, I don't want to put too much pressure on people. We all have lots of projects going, and the last thing anyone needs is a heap of extra expectations dropped on them. So once they receive the...
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    Having finished my idea of a mini on Saint Toad's...

    Having finished my idea of a mini on Saint Toad's forest base, I've removed the huntress from the base, packed the base up and shipped it to another artist on the forum. Delivery will be in the next...
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    That looks super cool! Nicely symmetrical, and...

    That looks super cool! Nicely symmetrical, and the lines are smooth.
  61. Thread: Arkaan - WIP

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    Stunning paintjob Arkaan! The red looks great,...

    Stunning paintjob Arkaan! The red looks great, and the blue contrasts very well with it.
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    Looks great! The clean paint job suits the...

    Looks great! The clean paint job suits the figure. I like the NMM on the sword and the folds in the cloth.
    The shield freehand looks amazing, can you post some better pictures of it?
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    Hot! They look like burning coals

    Hot! They look like burning coals
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    I like it! It looks like you did a great job on...

    I like it! It looks like you did a great job on the muscles and face, some nice contrast there.
    The cloak looks great with the different colors on it, very tribal.

    You *could* maybe darken the...
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    She does look prettier than a troll would, I...

    She does look prettier than a troll would, I guess? Having never met one it is hard to tell :D
    Maybe more an elf than a troll...
    How about breaking your run of squat figures and doing some taller...
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    Thanks Coyotebreaks! Yeah, I love how it is...

    Thanks Coyotebreaks! Yeah, I love how it is turning out. I need to do a bit more bumping of contrast, but I am also looking for that grimdark Blanche-style, so I guess more bleaching than actual...
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    Thanks Dexter! I'm slowly working my way towards...

    Thanks Dexter! I'm slowly working my way towards the diorama, learning as I'm going, so it won't be finished very soon.

    Case in point: I've decided to paint the techpriest sculpt using mostly oils...
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    Slapping some paint on the tech priest: I am...

    Slapping some paint on the tech priest: I am going for a more grimdark style paintjob here. Starting with some metallics and dirty oils.

    https://i.imgur.com/GuC1SqT.jpg


    Also made a base for...
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    That finished sculpt looks great! Digging the...

    That finished sculpt looks great! Digging the knuckle dusters and the bound feet. Is she a brawler?
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    Congratulations BaM, another well deserved win!...

    Congratulations BaM, another well deserved win! Looking at your photos it is pretty great to see all of this stunning work together like that.
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    Thanks Coyote, that is super helpful!

    Thanks Coyote, that is super helpful!
  72. Thread: Arkaan - WIP

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    Super cool work Arkaan! I love you style. That is...

    Super cool work Arkaan! I love you style. That is an awesome amount of weathering, without being too much.
  73. Thread: Graishak WIP

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    That fiery squig looks great Graishak!

    That fiery squig looks great Graishak!
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    Thank you kindly Coyote. The skin was a really...

    Thank you kindly Coyote. The skin was a really interesting paint job to attempt.



    Thank you ekipage! Yes, I agree, the base is great. I am really glad @SaintToad sent it over to me.
    She is...
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    She's done: I followed Sik's advice about shading...

    She's done: I followed Sik's advice about shading with a blue glaze in the shadows, and redid the eyes.
    I'm pretty pleased with how she came out, and of course the base is simply awesome!

    You can...
  76. Thread: Sik’s WIP

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    Well done mate! Well deserved too. I reckon that...

    Well done mate! Well deserved too. I reckon that golden demon is not too far off in your future.
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    Cheers Sik, thank you very much! I'll apply the...

    Cheers Sik, thank you very much!
    I'll apply the blue/gray + skin mix into the shadows like you suggest, and revisit the eyes.

    Here's a shoddy preview of the mini on the base:
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    Finished up on the Huntress. I think she came out...

    Finished up on the Huntress. I think she came out ok for my first proper attempt at painting skin.

    I tried to give the skin a bit of shading, but not too much given that I chose very pale skin, to...
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    Wow, that puddle is awesome! How did you...

    Wow, that puddle is awesome!
    How did you achieve the effect? Is it acrylic streaked into the resin?
  80. Thread: Sik’s WIP

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    Dude, nothing to be surprised about: the Lady is...

    Dude, nothing to be surprised about: the Lady is a bold and beautiful paintjob, deserving of the score she's getting.
    Good luck in the comp, let us know how you go!
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    That is looking good! Are you planning on...

    That is looking good!
    Are you planning on making the highlights on the cloak lighter still?
    And would you mind sharing some of the realizations you've had in getting over the chalkiness? I've got...
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    Stunning work BaM!

    Stunning work BaM!
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    Thanks :) Yeah, not so much an airbrush issue as...

    Thanks :) Yeah, not so much an airbrush issue as a user issue! Still can't believe I didn't cop on to this much earlier.
    Been painting the huntress, man skin is hard to paint...
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    Ha, I feel so stupid after this ink thing, but at...

    Ha, I feel so stupid after this ink thing, but at least I managed to solve the problem myself :)

    tl;dr: some inks need to be shaken too.

    Turns out that after I stirred the ink properly, then...
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    Thanks mate! I've finished priming all the parts,...

    Thanks mate! I've finished priming all the parts, wanted to do a zenithal highlight last night.
    But the white ink I have is just so hard to spray, it does not seem to cover and just runs...
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    Wow man, I love the subtle NMM you've got on the...

    Wow man, I love the subtle NMM you've got on the gun. It is not flashy and bright, which made me miss it at first, and it looks just so natural, with the dark horizon line on the shells in the...
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    Love the ambot! Super cool weathering

    Love the ambot! Super cool weathering
  88. Thread: SaintToad's WIP

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    Those eyes look great Saint Toad! Don't worry,...

    Those eyes look great Saint Toad! Don't worry, take your time. It is hard when there is a little human being around that needs all that extra attention and time that you have available.
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    That is an awesome base. And the panels of the...

    That is an awesome base. And the panels of the armor are great!
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    Looks great! I love it. Nice contrasts between...

    Looks great! I love it. Nice contrasts between the pants, leather, metals and skin.
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    Thank you ten ball, much appreciated! ...

    Thank you ten ball, much appreciated!




    lol thanks I see what you did there :)
    Loving the base that you sent me. The huntress sculpt is done, I have a bit of touch up to do, but otherwise she...
  92. Thread: Bailey03's WIP

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    Superb work on lollipop girl, your skintones just...

    Superb work on lollipop girl, your skintones just blow me away every time!
  93. Welcome to the forum! That is a nice sculpt... ...

    Welcome to the forum! That is a nice sculpt...

    Curious as to your production method: are you going to 3d-print every order, or do you plan on making molds from the masters and casting production...
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    Pressure pressure :) Thanks Sik! Yeah the...

    Pressure pressure :)



    Thanks Sik! Yeah the pipes almost feel like cheating: they add so much texture and effect for so little actual effort.
    Although trying to make them stiff enough to keep...
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    The battle damage looks great! Are you going to...

    The battle damage looks great! Are you going to scuff up his boots too?
  96. Thread: 10 balls WIP

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    Very creepy and gruesome! Suits the sculpt very...

    Very creepy and gruesome! Suits the sculpt very well
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    Thank you eki! I still have to paint it though,...

    Thank you eki! I still have to paint it though, so there is enough chances to screw it up lol :)



    Thank you Dexter. More cables and pipes to come :)



    Thanks Coyote, yes it is starting to...
  98. Thread: Sik’s WIP

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    Well done mate! The final piece looks...

    Well done mate! The final piece looks extraordinary!
  99. Thread: The Bunker

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    I don't want to sound condescending or...

    I don't want to sound condescending or patronising, but I know that I have to always remind myself of why I am practicing my hobby.
    It is easy to fall into the social online attention seeking hole,...
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    Thanks BaM, you are too kind! :) Thank you...

    Thanks BaM, you are too kind! :)



    Thank you Graishak, much appreciated!

    --

    Started adding all the pipery and to the dio.
    First I added way more pipes to the "cockpit" of the...
  101. Thread: Sik’s WIP

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    These look awesome Siks! Great color choices and...

    These look awesome Siks! Great color choices and a super smooth blend.
  102. Thread: Zero's WIP

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    Thanks for sharing the step-by-step! Your...

    Thanks for sharing the step-by-step! Your trademark NMM style is awesome.
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    I agree the shading on this is really great!

    I agree the shading on this is really great!
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    This looks amazing. The secondary light is so...

    This looks amazing. The secondary light is so subtle.
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    Stunning work as usual BaM. The smurf looks...

    Stunning work as usual BaM. The smurf looks awesome, and the barbarians are mindblowing. So much texture there, even in the smooth muscles. Brutal, but with a certain order to the chaos.
  106. Looking good eki, awesome steady progress.

    Looking good eki, awesome steady progress.
  107. Thread: Graishak WIP

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    The beholder came out great, looks unique for...

    The beholder came out great, looks unique for something that I see around a lot, especially on reddit.
    Looking forward to what you do with the squigs
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    Yeah, that is what drawing and sculpting have in...

    Yeah, that is what drawing and sculpting have in common for me: hands and feet are hard to do. Luckily feet are mostly covered with shoes :)
    This goblin girl looks amazing, as usual. The way you...
  109. Thread: Arkaan - WIP

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    Quake guy looks amazing, and Michael Jackson guy...

    Quake guy looks amazing, and Michael Jackson guy too.
    I love the way you shade the skin. Any tips or insights you can share?
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    Thank you very much ekipage! Cheers...

    Thank you very much ekipage!



    Cheers Dexter!

    The archer is now complete, next step would be painting her. We've got the parents-in-law visiting, so hobby time is in short supply.
    But I hope...
  111. This is looking awesome ekipage! I agree with...

    This is looking awesome ekipage!
    I agree with Sik, we have to bend reality a bit and create highlights in places where they shouldn't be. There is a lot of light all around us, not just always from...
  112. Thread: Sik’s WIP

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    I agree with Graishak :) Eye-catching freehand!...

    I agree with Graishak :) Eye-catching freehand! There is an awesome amount of contrast in this, it looks like real butterfly wings.
    Very nice!
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    Looks great so far Dexter! Love those vines...

    Looks great so far Dexter! Love those vines...
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    So the dreadnought dio is slowly but surely...

    So the dreadnought dio is slowly but surely coming together. I've got all the major pieces together now, just have to add all the details.
    I've taken some photos of the setup using a strong direct...
  115. She looks stunning ekpiage. Such great contrast...

    She looks stunning ekpiage. Such great contrast between the super saturated cloak and the ultra desaturated skin.
  116. Thread: Sik’s WIP

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    These wings look incredible mate! My $0.02:...

    These wings look incredible mate!

    My $0.02: maybe just completely mirror the eyes on the wings, even the highlight-direction.
    The reasoning being that the highlight direction of the eyes on the...
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    Wow, this guy has quite the outfit!

    Wow, this guy has quite the outfit!
  118. Thread: Bailey03's WIP

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    This looks stunning! I am in awe of the smooth...

    This looks stunning! I am in awe of the smooth shading you achieve.
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    These look awesome, some fine builds! And welcome...

    These look awesome, some fine builds! And welcome to the forum!
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    Looking fab Dexter! Are you going to add some...

    Looking fab Dexter! Are you going to add some water effects, or is this going to be a dried-up stream?
  121. Thread: Arkaan - WIP

    by gorb
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    This is utterly great Arkaan! The headcrab, the...

    This is utterly great Arkaan! The headcrab, the crate, the crowbar... you are absolutely killing it.
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    Thank you kindly Coyote!

    Thank you kindly Coyote!
  123. Thread: Curis' WIP Wipe

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    Stunning work, as usual! And an entertaining...

    Stunning work, as usual! And an entertaining write-up.
    I love the proportions of these models, with their oversized heads, hands and weapons.
    So much detail in them too, like the folds in the...
  124. Thread: Sik’s WIP

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    I must admit I first thought that the body and...

    I must admit I first thought that the body and the wings don't quite go together.
    But seeing them like this, with the ridges on the head with the same accent color as the wings, it looks FANTASTIC!
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    Thanks, me neither. Baby steps :) Haha!...

    Thanks, me neither. Baby steps :)



    Haha! Yes I know it didn't start out as a collab, technically I'm just "filling in the blank". But it does feel cool to start connecting with people on the...
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    Congrats on the medal BaM, well deserved!

    Congrats on the medal BaM, well deserved!
  127. Thread: Graishak WIP

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    Congrats Graishak, very nicely done!

    Congrats Graishak, very nicely done!
  128. Great work so far ekipage!

    Great work so far ekipage!
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    Very nice sculpt, very well done!

    Very nice sculpt, very well done!
  130. Thread: Zero's WIP

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    Awesome work Zero! That blade looks amazing, and...

    Awesome work Zero! That blade looks amazing, and the skin is great too.
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    Beautiful work Hairster!

    Beautiful work Hairster!
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    Keep going mate, don't give up. This guy is...

    Keep going mate, don't give up. This guy is looking fantastic, that is a very powerful green you've got going there, and the axe looks great.
  133. Nice! The veins make the pale skin look even paler

    Nice! The veins make the pale skin look even paler
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    This base is looking fantastic Dexter!

    This base is looking fantastic Dexter!
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    Thanks for the vote of confidence Dexter! If it...

    Thanks for the vote of confidence Dexter! If it does work out well then I'll be ecstatic, but I somehow just have to get this image out of my head and into reality :)

    Speaking of which , here is...
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    Thanks Dexter! The diorama is coming along slowly...

    Thanks Dexter! The diorama is coming along slowly - I am taking my time with it, so there is no pressure.

    Last night I started working on the winged cog mechanicum piece again, this will go up...
  137. Nice work! I like the ramshackle building. And as...

    Nice work! I like the ramshackle building. And as for awkwardly gluing stuff together, that is part of the game. We've all had to do that :)
    Your final piece looks great!
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    Superb work LL!

    Superb work LL!
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    Thanks Dexter! Much appreciated BaM! I...

    Thanks Dexter!



    Much appreciated BaM! I like him too, he was fun to do :)



    Thank you for the compliment Graishak, I'm flattered that you'd think my work is up to that standard.
    I'd love...
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    This is looking bloody (cough) fantastic BaM! The...

    This is looking bloody (cough) fantastic BaM! The weapons are spectacular!
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    Again, the minotaur diorama is a work of art. The...

    Again, the minotaur diorama is a work of art. The time you spent on that has paid off, it looks superb.

    I'll be voting on all your other pieces now, they all look amazing.

    Great start on this...
  142. Thread: Zero's WIP

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    Spot on! That looks superb!

    Spot on! That looks superb!
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    Thank you Arkaan, appreciate the kind comment! I...

    Thank you Arkaan, appreciate the kind comment! I can't take full credit for this figure though, it is based on the Tech Priest Dominus figure from GW.
    I need it to play the "priest" role in the...
  144. Thread: Zero's WIP

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    Nice! Can't wait to see where you go with that...

    Nice! Can't wait to see where you go with that blade!
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    Yup, the base looks great Dexter!

    Yup, the base looks great Dexter!
  146. Beautiful colors eki. I like the skintone you...

    Beautiful colors eki. I like the skintone you get, looking forward to where you take this!
  147. Thread: Arkaan - WIP

    by gorb
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    Looking good there! The only gripe I have with...

    Looking good there! The only gripe I have with your Gordon figure is that shotgun... it should be a crowbar :)
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    Thanks SaintToad! We'll see if I can pull off...

    Thanks SaintToad! We'll see if I can pull off what I have in my mind's eye...

    Here are some photos of the current state of the Tech Priest. Only the thurible + chain to do, this will go into his...
  149. Looks awesome! I love that blue you are using, it...

    Looks awesome! I love that blue you are using, it contrasts nicely with the bronze metal.
  150. Thread: Sik’s WIP

    by gorb
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    That copper NMM is looking beautiful! When I saw...

    That copper NMM is looking beautiful!
    When I saw the top picture I had to go back and re-read to see that it wasn't actually TMM. So you managed to fool me :)
  151. Thread: Arkaan - WIP

    by gorb
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    Wow, the metal shading looks great! Great work in...

    Wow, the metal shading looks great! Great work in general.

    As for photographing sharper images of minis, I'm slowly switching from my DSLR to my phone camera.
    I find it takes better pictures,...
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    I can understand that. Some people are very...

    I can understand that. Some people are very sensitive to nudity (even on a tiny little chaos dwarf lol), which is why I asked about your customers.
    You could always have a bare risque version and a...
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    Thanks eki! I made sure to make the hole in the...

    Thanks eki! I made sure to make the hole in the MDF large enough so that the wire doesn't touch it. But no, the wire gets pretty hot, but there is no "momentum" to it, so I don't think you'll even be...
  154. This looks awesome eki! I love the look of the...

    This looks awesome eki! I love the look of the leather that you have achieved, especially on the satchel.
    The gun looks good to me; I always try to remember that guns aren't always made of shiny...
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    Great sculpt! I dig the hair. The bare boobs...

    Great sculpt! I dig the hair. The bare boobs don't look out of place, they fit with the look of the figurine.
    So if your customers don't mind then I say leave them as-is.
    The hooves are awesome,...
  156. Thread: Demon with wings

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    Nice job! You planning to paint this up?

    Nice job! You planning to paint this up?
  157. Thread: to begin anew...

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    Wow! Beautiful work! Digging the combination of...

    Wow! Beautiful work! Digging the combination of blue and bronze here.
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    :) I've mostly been posting small updates of this...

    :) I've mostly been posting small updates of this little guy on my instagram. Posting here has been tricky, there seems to be some database clunkiness every now and then.

    Been building a DIY foam...
  159. Thread: SaintToad's WIP

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    Beautiful!

    Beautiful!
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    Thanks to everyone that voted on the garage...

    Thanks to everyone that voted on the garage dready, I appreciate it!

    Been working on the tech priest, it is taking shape: attached is a picture of the current state.

    This is a fairly...
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    The skin tones are great BaM, you are really...

    The skin tones are great BaM, you are really hammering the definition, and it is looking awesome!
  162. Thread: Sik’s WIP

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    Lovely colors on the wings!

    Lovely colors on the wings!
  163. This is looking fabulous eki!

    This is looking fabulous eki!
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    Glad you're feeling better! Nice work on the...

    Glad you're feeling better!

    Nice work on the new diorama. Looks pretty interesting. Planning to put any trees on there? :p
    Panda is looking good.
    And the minotaur dio looks amazing, as I...
  165. Thread: The Bunker

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    Congratulations on finishing this, it looks...

    Congratulations on finishing this, it looks tremendous!
  166. Thread: Arkaan - WIP

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    Very nice job Arkaan!

    Very nice job Arkaan!
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    Really cool piece Hairster!

    Really cool piece Hairster!
  168. Thread: The Bunker

    by gorb
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    Looking good, keep em coming!

    Looking good, keep em coming!
  169. Thread: SaintToad's WIP

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    Loving this base StToad, looks like it would be...

    Loving this base StToad, looks like it would be perfect for some kind of scarecrow mini, or maybe a Discworld Death style guy with a scythe.
  170. Welcome (back)! Looking good there, I like the...

    Welcome (back)! Looking good there, I like the dragon's wings very much.
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    BTW the garage dread is up for voting here, if...

    BTW the garage dread is up for voting here, if you haven't already. I'd really appreciate some c&c.
    http://www.coolminiornot.com/441621

    I've also put him up on putty&paint:...
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    Cheers for that, yes I've been reading some...

    Cheers for that, yes I've been reading some reviews of the AKI Ultra Matte, seems like it is the bomb.

    -

    I've done some more work on the Tech Priest's head, and some work on a servo skull.
    I...
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    Thanks! The guy at the hobby shop suggested very...

    Thanks! The guy at the hobby shop suggested very think layers of the Vallejo varnish, and it worked for me.
    I'll definitely give the AK Interactive one a go. I guess there is never such a thing as...
  174. Thread: Goblin ver.2.0

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    I'm stealing that idea right there :) These...

    I'm stealing that idea right there :)
    These hands are fantastic!
  175. Thread: Zero's WIP

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    Well done Zero! Lovely piece!

    Well done Zero! Lovely piece!
  176. Thread: The Bunker

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    I can't imagine doing those straight thin lines...

    I can't imagine doing those straight thin lines in white at that scale - madness :)
    It is looking awesome though, keep going!
  177. That is looking sweet eki, your paintjob is...

    That is looking sweet eki, your paintjob is really bringing out the shape of the model.
  178. Thread: SaintToad's WIP

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    That would be awesome, would you do that? Not...

    That would be awesome, would you do that? Not sure exactly what I would put on there yet, but I have some ideas...
  179. Thread: Graishak WIP

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    Nice base, can't wait to see this primed up!

    Nice base, can't wait to see this primed up!
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    After spraying the garage dread with some Vallejo...

    After spraying the garage dread with some Vallejo Premium matt varnish, I took some better photos using DIY lights.
    The mini is up for voting here:
    http://www.coolminiornot.com/441621

    So most of...
  181. Thread: The Bunker

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    Super fine work, looks awesome!

    Super fine work, looks awesome!
  182. Thread: Graishak WIP

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    This looks great Graishak! The skeletons look...

    This looks great Graishak!
    The skeletons look great, especially their shields, and I like what you did for the main base.

    I do agree with StToad and Ekipage: the skeletons have different "base...
  183. Thread: SaintToad's WIP

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    Yep, I like the scattered leaves too. Geez man,...

    Yep, I like the scattered leaves too. Geez man, this screams to have a mini to go with it! :) But I love the idea of experimenting with bases just by themselves.
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    Super cool BaM, watching you work is like...

    Super cool BaM, watching you work is like watching an image in a camera slowly come into focus, as if all that detail is actually already there, but it takes you the photographer to show it to us :)
  185. Looking good! That model is tiny tiny!

    Looking good! That model is tiny tiny!
  186. Thread: SaintToad's WIP

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    I'm loving these little scenes, they look great!...

    I'm loving these little scenes, they look great! The last one is so simple looking, I think it looks very natural.
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    Thanks StToad! Wow, I've never considered that I...

    Thanks StToad! Wow, I've never considered that I might be developing a unique style, I'm much too amature still :) I'm still trying to emulate styles that appeal to me. Very kind comment, thank you....
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    Welcome to the forum! I've watched a fair number...

    Welcome to the forum!
    I've watched a fair number of Miniac's videos, but not the imperial Fists one. Does he highlight the yellow with pure white?
    The graininess that you get looks like the yellow...
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    The garage dread got a garage base. The rim of...

    The garage dread got a garage base.

    The rim of the base wasn't taking paint so well, so I cut it away then sanded it up. The whole thing was given a pretty dark base coat.
    Here is the first take:...
  190. Thread: to begin anew...

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    I second that, this looks good. No actually, this...

    I second that, this looks good. No actually, this looks great! :)
    The skin looks fantastic, and the corrupted wounds are awesome. Your metal work also looks sweet.
    Looking forward to more of this.
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    i know right, like he is wearing a toupee or a...

    i know right, like he is wearing a toupee or a bad wig :)

    BaM, your painting on the other hand is top notch. I love that (a) you feel guilty when something isn't painted "properly", even when you...
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    Thanks BaM, I love doing this so it is awesome to...

    Thanks BaM, I love doing this so it is awesome to know that other people enjoy it too :)
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    Thank you kindly Clouds! I got the inspiration...

    Thank you kindly Clouds!
    I got the inspiration by watching some of Night Shift's tutorials on YouTube.
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNM5EknY1XBA9buLmJqYLdw
    He is an excellent painter and a...
  194. Thread: TheLost WIP

    by gorb
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    No, I did not. I'll check it out. Looks like the...

    No, I did not. I'll check it out. Looks like the next meeting is October 5th? Are you keen on going there and meeting up?
  195. Thread: TheLost WIP

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    Well, now you are asking questions I don't have...

    Well, now you are asking questions I don't have the answer too. I have a severe lack of experience with OSL :)
    There will be others here on the forum that will have a better idea of how to approach...
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    Did some oil weathering on the garage dread last...

    Did some oil weathering on the garage dread last night. It was an interesting first experience. I'm letting it dry overnight, then I'll apply some matte varnish and put some photos up.

    Got busy on...
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    Looks great! I love the colors you chose.

    Looks great! I love the colors you chose.
  198. Thread: Sik’s WIP

    by gorb
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    This turned out super cool. Very neatly painted.

    This turned out super cool. Very neatly painted.
  199. Welcome! Wow, that is a pretty cool tower....

    Welcome! Wow, that is a pretty cool tower.
    Loving the exterior finish, and the door looks really cool.
    Is it mostly plaster?
    Can't tell about the interior, it looks like you re-inforced the...
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    Thanks Sik, much appreciated! Still lots to...

    Thanks Sik, much appreciated! Still lots to learn, especially with greenstuff, it is a very versatile material.



    I've been thinking about going to Adepticon, actually. Just to visit mind you,...
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