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  1. Sorry, something really weird happened to my...

    Sorry, something really weird happened to my image uploaded software thingy. Hopefully fixed now - so here he is!

    http://a66.tinypic.com/rizy28.jpg
    http://a66.tinypic.com/21kf0px.jpg...
  2. Finished! ...

    Finished!
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  3. Thanks for all your support everyone. Here's...

    Thanks for all your support everyone. Here's where the barbarian has got to - including my first bit of nmm on the knee pad! Still lots of refining to do, though I'm happy enough with the skin for...
  4. A snotling too? You're all mad. I'm not sure I...

    A snotling too? You're all mad. I'm not sure I can go much smaller.

    Hmm. How about a rear gunner - a little snotling in a bag on his back, toting a mini gun? I was thinking his back looks a...
  5. Just a quick session - and still very rough. Just...

    Just a quick session - and still very rough. Just wanted to see how ridiculous he looked, really... :)

    http://a67.tinypic.com/2ugl0yo.jpg
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    For relatively basic video editing you can also...

    For relatively basic video editing you can also get Filmora cheap - that's pretty good, and you can try a watermarked version for free to see if it's good enough for what you need.
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    Hmm... not too sure about the wings. I think the...

    Hmm... not too sure about the wings. I think the detailing is lovely, but for me the black is a bit too flat.

    There are a couple of ways this could change. If we think about magpie wings, or...
  8. Ha! Thanks guys - I'm sure there'll be cockups...

    Ha! Thanks guys - I'm sure there'll be cockups aplenty to watch out for. Especially in painting - I haven't done any painting like this since the flesh faire competition months ago.

    Speaking of...
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    That skin has a lovely tone to it. Really really...

    That skin has a lovely tone to it. Really really nice.
  10. Welcome Kumaccio. I think this looks really good...

    Welcome Kumaccio. I think this looks really good - the freehand is very clean and in proportion. Unfortunately the focal point of the main image on the top - the skull head - is a little lost against...
  11. I'm glad you like him folks - he does feel like...

    I'm glad you like him folks - he does feel like an improvement over previous sculpts.

    @Foxtail: I agree - the more gubbins the better! Plus it's a good exercise for practicing smaller details.
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  12. Thanks guys, I appreciate your kind words. I've...

    Thanks guys, I appreciate your kind words. I've done a little more - a gun here. Unfortunately he has a bit of a tan from an overly hot oven: thankfully not harmed though.
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    I can't tell what it is yet (not really up to...

    I can't tell what it is yet (not really up to snuff with the various models) but so far the conversions look awesome.
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    Gosh. You're straying into Fawlty Towers...

    Gosh. You're straying into Fawlty Towers territory with this little adventure. I applaud your commitment though, and it's certainly entertaining!
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    Your basing is getting to be top notch sir. Good...

    Your basing is getting to be top notch sir. Good stuff.
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    Hard to tell whether the chair is too big without...

    Hard to tell whether the chair is too big without seeing the beast. It does look really cool though.
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    Yep, looks like a nice clean start. Definitely...

    Yep, looks like a nice clean start. Definitely time to up the shading and highlights now!
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    That last one looks like a real eyesight killer....

    That last one looks like a real eyesight killer. The paintjobs are looking great so far though!
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    Looks brilliant Mr BaM. Great work, and I can't...

    Looks brilliant Mr BaM. Great work, and I can't wait to see your base for it. Would be cool if you do track prints in mud.
  20. Ha! Thanks Digga old chum. Yes, this'll be a...

    Ha! Thanks Digga old chum. Yes, this'll be a power claw - I've put some blades on here just for size/placement. Also finished the head - I'm pleased with this one, It captures the manic gleeful luck...
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    Lovely little model - cheeky! - and so far paint...

    Lovely little model - cheeky! - and so far paint looks nice and clean. Still push the contrast a little more, though!
  22. ....aaand I went with the Ork. I did consider a...

    ....aaand I went with the Ork. I did consider a beast, a gorilla, or a nurgly thing, but in the end I started mucking about with this hobby because of the green fellas, so thought it was time I made...
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    Awesome - do continue! *grabs popcorn and sits...

    Awesome - do continue!

    *grabs popcorn and sits at the front of the class*
  24. Thanks guys, glad you like the barbarian. I did...

    Thanks guys, glad you like the barbarian. I did intend to finish the wizard tonight and start painting the barbarian/boobies... but this little fella is just proving to be too much fun!

    Added some...
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    I presumed you were a 'Professional Necromancer'.

    I presumed you were a 'Professional Necromancer'.
  26. Yeah I miss that. I got some fimo soft to try...

    Yeah I miss that. I got some fimo soft to try wrapping the armature (I hate green stuff) so will let you know how that goes.

    Bit more on the new fella:

    http://a67.tinypic.com/15wcxme.jpg...
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    I'm guessing you are going for something like...

    I'm guessing you are going for something like this pose? In which case the legs are fine, but the body - chest area - needs a little more volume. But otherwise looks great - that face is perfect!
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    Love the twin-uzi guy. All of these are super...

    Love the twin-uzi guy. All of these are super clean - maybe benefit from dirtying them up a bit?

    also will you be removing the stick beneath her trailing foot? Be a shame to leave it on...
  29. Hi Locutus - always happy to answer a question if...

    Hi Locutus - always happy to answer a question if I can. Yes, this super sculpey firm. I don't know how different it is to original sculpey as I've never used it, but it's nicer to work with than...
  30. Funny you should mention... Only just started,...

    Funny you should mention...

    Only just started, but after all that skin I fancied doing something a bit different. So here's a start on an armoured thing. Ork? Beast? I don't know yet (I've only...
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    Welcome, and this looks like a nice and suitably...

    Welcome, and this looks like a nice and suitably gross base to work from. To push it further, you can start to add other colours to add more interest - purple or blue glazes to the skin in the darker...
  32. Welcome to my funny little corner of the Internet...

    Welcome to my funny little corner of the Internet supervike! Sadly he's not Frazetta standard yet, but I keep trying...

    Diggga: maybe next time... :)

    right, after a little break to clear my...
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    Looks really nice BaM - the freehand really lifts...

    Looks really nice BaM - the freehand really lifts it. Only thing that bothers me is the stripes on the bottom pic - they're not parallel and it really stands out vs the other side.
  34. Right then, I'm calling this pretty much done....

    Right then, I'm calling this pretty much done. I've added a sword, feet, wrist cuff and bracelet. Might add ankle things to her and make his boots a bit more sexy, plus need to do a base, but...
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    Agree with the others, that ninja is pure awesome...

    Agree with the others, that ninja is pure awesome sauce.
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    I'm afraid your paintjob is too light - the skin...

    I'm afraid your paintjob is too light - the skin is definitely too pale. Light colours don't pick up coloured light well unless it's the only light source, which would suggest your shadows need to be...
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    Good grief, he's tiny. Amazing work on such a...

    Good grief, he's tiny. Amazing work on such a small scale.
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    These look awesome - all different yet still...

    These look awesome - all different yet still cohesive. And I particularly love all the battle damage on them.
  39. Thanks everyone. A quick fiddle last night -...

    Thanks everyone. A quick fiddle last night - fixed the left hand, added head and hair.

    http://a67.tinypic.com/ih7jhw.jpg
    http://a65.tinypic.com/x5qlnl.jpg
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    Think of a rat's nose as a bit like a shark's -...

    Think of a rat's nose as a bit like a shark's - the tip of the snout is the most forward bit and everything underneath is behind. Sort of like this:

    http://a68.tinypic.com/20rn2vc.jpg

    yours has...
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    My last attempt at moulding/casting was a...

    My last attempt at moulding/casting was a nightmare, so hope this has gone better for you. The rotten barbarian series is awesome.
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    Looking awesome fella! I especially like rat...

    Looking awesome fella! I especially like rat dude. If you add an extra little bit to his nose he'll be perfect. And toothless looks great so far...
  43. Thanks guys. Just noticed in an earlier post I...

    Thanks guys. Just noticed in an earlier post I put the scale in wrong. To clear up any confusion, he's 54mm tall to the eyes, not 74mm. Sorry!
  44. Thanks for your support everyone. @Maenas...

    Thanks for your support everyone.

    @Maenas funny you should mention broken arms... I had to break her trailing arm to reposition it better. But otherwise I think they'll stand okay. I've...
  45. Happy New Year everyone! Had a nice couple of...

    Happy New Year everyone! Had a nice couple of days with the kids and the old folks - 4 generations of Dazzlings under one roof. 2017 is already way better than 2016.

    Wgs: thanks for the advice...
  46. Thanks guys, really appreciate the nice words. ...

    Thanks guys, really appreciate the nice words.

    I know I promised more wiz painting (and I have done some), but I'm in a bit of a quandary about this one. I added a head/face, and that somehow led...
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    Kinda agree with Maxx - your paintwork is very...

    Kinda agree with Maxx - your paintwork is very clean and the freehand is excellent, but the overall finish is very washed out. Almost like a watercolour palette. Could be the photography, but I...
  48. Merry Christmas everyone! Who else has eaten...

    Merry Christmas everyone! Who else has eaten their own body weight in mince pies?

    bit more messing around on the barbarian type figure. Here's a belt and bits on him:
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  49. I'm jumping around all over the shop with no real...

    I'm jumping around all over the shop with no real rhyme or reason to it. The axe dude is 54mm, the new guy is more like 70mm. I've also started a little 35mm Orc project, but don't have any pics of...
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    In BaM style: I voted!

    In BaM style:

    I voted!
  51. Thanks guys. Rotten: no inspiration, I just...

    Thanks guys. Rotten: no inspiration, I just started making something and that's where he ended up. While I'm painting I quite like to make sculpts with no great plan in mind - keeps it refreshing and...
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    Looks great BaM. The painting is as always top...

    Looks great BaM. The painting is as always top notch. Not sure I like the figure (I think it's the face; it's too hard to tell if he's happy, angry, sad), but you've really done a cracking job of...
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    Loving the freehand experiments!

    Loving the freehand experiments!
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    Just don't make a Skull Island base for it...

    Just don't make a Skull Island base for it...
  55. Here's the chap I was messing with last night -...

    Here's the chap I was messing with last night - going for a lean fighter body style.

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  56. Thanks folks, glad you're liking it so far. I had...

    Thanks folks, glad you're liking it so far. I had every intention of painting more tonight... But kinda got waylaid with a bit more sculpting. Pics tomorrow...
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    Ooh, I like the conversion so far. Also voted and...

    Ooh, I like the conversion so far. Also voted and commented on your lovecraft scene.
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    BaM can improve everyone's life. But same here: I...

    BaM can improve everyone's life. But same here: I like to look and occasionally comment, but with no sense of consistency at all.

    I'll the call for more dirt, though.
  59. Thanks Schwarz - and hope your master's is going...

    Thanks Schwarz - and hope your master's is going well. Glad you like the colours: no airbrush (sadly), just a lot of stippling.

    I've done a first pass on the shadows here:
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  60. Auricle one (not nearly had as much paint time as...

    Auricle one (not nearly had as much paint time as I would like), but I've put in the blue robes blending to pink, and some very rudimentary skin tones. No real shading yet though, so pretty flat.
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  61. Thanks everyone! Digga: nope, no lessons....

    Thanks everyone!

    Digga: nope, no lessons. Still just bashing away at it.

    So painting starts Friday, and I wanted to get this fella out of the way before then so he's nearly done. The axe heads...
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    Like the colour scheme you're going with. Also:...

    Like the colour scheme you're going with. Also: blimey, that thing is going to be huge!
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    If there's anything I've learned from my brief...

    If there's anything I've learned from my brief forays into sculpting it's that there's no better way to start than just giving it a go. There are loads of guides on the Internet for getting...
  64. Thanks guys. Yes, bigger stuff weirdly helps with...

    Thanks guys. Yes, bigger stuff weirdly helps with the smaller stuff. I'm not yet at the super tiny level, but getting closer each time!

    Incidentally this guy is 54mm. here's a little update - some...
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    This should be a fun one... might be worth...

    This should be a fun one...

    might be worth using four wires as your central spinal core. You can then bend two up to form the spines of the wings, and add loops in the other two to make the legs...
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    Never thought I'd be able to help you out Bailey,...

    Never thought I'd be able to help you out Bailey, but...

    OSL posed the same issues in photography. You've gone past the point of worrying about the lighting - the face shows you have a mastery of...
  67. Thanks fella, much appreciated. This is where I...

    Thanks fella, much appreciated. This is where I got the little chap to:

    http://a68.tinypic.com/2m82wbc.jpg
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  68. While I figure out the next thing, I thought I'd...

    While I figure out the next thing, I thought I'd mess about with a little figure. He's only very rough while I get the proportions right.

    I think he might become a fat executioner type, but we'll...
  69. Right then, barring a bit of tidying up here and...

    Right then, barring a bit of tidying up here and there, here he is. bit of fun and quite different for me, and good hand practice too.

    http://a66.tinypic.com/33zcp6e.jpg...
  70. Thanks Saint. I agree about the fussiness, so...

    Thanks Saint. I agree about the fussiness, so I've tried a quite trim beard rather than the full nest. Here he is with wand, hat, and beard - none are baked, so easy enough to remove if they're not...
  71. Ha! Yep, can totally see Gargamel in him. Either...

    Ha! Yep, can totally see Gargamel in him. Either that or a flamenco Jean-Luc Picard.

    I've to try a beard on him, so maybe that will help?
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    Need to photograph it on a plain background to...

    Need to photograph it on a plain background to really make it pop, but like the others said, it's a really interesting and successful departure from your other works. Top stuff.
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    I wouldn't know where to start on a big fella...

    I wouldn't know where to start on a big fella like that. Must be a nightmare to keep cohesive yet still pick out little details for the eye to rest on. So far, so good!
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    Love the little Santa. Shading looks spot on for...

    Love the little Santa. Shading looks spot on for that model. On the other base I wonder if the sculls are a bit too golden yellow?
  75. And that's the other hand done. He does look...

    And that's the other hand done. He does look rather like he's playing the castanets...

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    Voted and commented on Luther, who is - of course...

    Voted and commented on Luther, who is - of course - fabulous.
  77. Thread: coming soon

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    These hyenas are just so good. I don't think I...

    These hyenas are just so good. I don't think I will ever reach this level of quality and dynamism.
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    The green goo came out really well. Not a fan of...

    The green goo came out really well. Not a fan of the beaky marines but it's beautifully painted and the base is deceptively simple. Look forward to seeing more.
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    Welcome! You could maybe use one black armour...

    Welcome! You could maybe use one black armour model to try out different blending/highlighting techniques. Once you have one you like and are comfortable with, you then apply that to a whole new mini.
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    On the watch master I think there's not quite...

    On the watch master I think there's not quite enough variation in the metal (it's all quite uniformly dark), and the base is quite plain. Nothing wrong with either thing in terms of skill or taste,...
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    Oh, would love to see a Bailey sculpt. I can...

    Oh, would love to see a Bailey sculpt. I can picture it crammed with oodles of teeny tiny details.

    I I feel your pain with fitting hobby time around kids - luckily my three are getting older and...
  82. Thread: TheLost WIP

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    That's an incredible base. I think it's one of...

    That's an incredible base. I think it's one of those situations where you need to pain the base alongside the wolf to ensure you get the right tone. An all-black wolf might be too stark against the...
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    Lovely brickwork - must've been a bugger to...

    Lovely brickwork - must've been a bugger to paint. And the smurf is awesome - I think the little additions to the head really lift it.
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    This is bonkers yet lovely. Feels like something...

    This is bonkers yet lovely. Feels like something Dave Gibbons would sketch for Alan Moore.
  85. Thanks Saint, eyeayen: good suggestions all. ...

    Thanks Saint, eyeayen: good suggestions all.

    I've done the hand (phew!) and roughed the other arm in for dimensions. I've also corkscrewed the hat to lean it more forwards and to the side for...
  86. Blimey, that's a lot of questions! Let's see... ...

    Blimey, that's a lot of questions! Let's see...

    yep, still using super sculpey (the grey stuff). The yellow is miliput - it's like green stuff but dries much harder. I'm struggling with my models...
  87. Thanks guys. Nope, it's not a tree... ...

    Thanks guys.

    Nope, it's not a tree...

    here's the next stage - I'm trying out miliput as a stiffer base to make him stronger. The jury is still out...

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  88. Sorry folks - a while since I posted due to...

    Sorry folks - a while since I posted due to work/house gubbins. But I've done a bit more on the werewolf, and started very early stages of something a bit different...
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    While I totally accept other people's right to...

    While I totally accept other people's right to choose differently, I have to say that Rage Against The Machine's first album has never been beaten. Call me a heathen if you will - But I'm right. :)
  90. Thanks guys - and thanks to all who voted on him...

    Thanks guys - and thanks to all who voted on him in my gallery (link is in my signature).

    I'm revisiting the werewolf (amidst all the last unpacking), he got a bit roughed up in transit but quite...
  91. Hi folks! so, finally moved, loving the tiny...

    Hi folks!

    so, finally moved, loving the tiny box room that lets me leave paintbrushes and stuff lying around without sticky fingers taking them. To celebrate I finished the bishop. Not the best...
  92. Thanks guys. Digg - you got the better deal...

    Thanks guys.

    Digg - you got the better deal there, my friend. (Though I defy you to beat me on the squash court!)

    Zab: gah. I would join in if I weren't moving tomorrow.

    Rotten: very kind...
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    Agree with Darth - the dragon looks like a good...

    Agree with Darth - the dragon looks like a good base to start from. Use another colour (yellow, red, blue or purple) on the skin to darken the shadows, you'll be amazed at how it complements/changes...
  94. Thread: coming soon

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    Count me as a fan, Denis. Incredible sculpts. ...

    Count me as a fan, Denis. Incredible sculpts.

    I'd love to see a step by step on how you do hands - always struggle with them, and yours are exceptional.
  95. Thanks guys. Darth: that's what's so satisfying...

    Thanks guys. Darth: that's what's so satisfying about sculpting. I love when you've got a formless lump of something and then something slowly emerges out of it.

    Bit it of a different thing:
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  96. Thread: Tim's WIP's

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    Great colours. There's something almost...

    Great colours. There's something almost pointillist in your recent works: little dabs of colour here and there that cohere into a nice overall tone. Quite different to a lot of other styles I've seen.
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    Some really nice terrain work here fella. Oh, and...

    Some really nice terrain work here fella. Oh, and happy birthday!
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    Looks really good. Shades of Masclans' version in...

    Looks really good. Shades of Masclans' version in this, though with more of your (signature) brighter colours in it.
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    That wrap really ties it together - love the...

    That wrap really ties it together - love the warmth of the cream against the cooler red. It feels to me like red should be ornate, and the cream more geometric, but maybe that's too much contrast in...
  100. I'm back! Surrounded by boxes, eager to move this...

    I'm back! Surrounded by boxes, eager to move this Friday... I may even get a hobby room out of it (still negotiating with missus and kids).

    i did get a cheeky painting session in last night, so...
  101. Thanks everyone. Show off? Dude, this is like my...

    Thanks everyone. Show off? Dude, this is like my third ever freehand. I know I've still got a long way to go...

    I've roughly sketched out the back of the hat - it'll be much more plain. I'm sure...
  102. Good ideas Saint - I'm certainly not finished...

    Good ideas Saint - I'm certainly not finished overloading him (though have to be careful: he's already lost an ear and a tooth). Tried to take him on a black background as some of the details are...
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    Love the colour on this so far. Nice and rich.

    Love the colour on this so far. Nice and rich.
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    Nailed the eyes (of course). Can't wait to see...

    Nailed the eyes (of course). Can't wait to see the Matt bits.
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    Almost BaM-esque levels of gore there. I think it...

    Almost BaM-esque levels of gore there. I think it looks brilliant: I also second the mushrooms. :)
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    Yep, like the yellow - brings it in line with the...

    Yep, like the yellow - brings it in line with the gems.

    And keep experimenting - love seeing what you get up to Tero!
  107. thanks guys - I think a little break from it has...

    thanks guys - I think a little break from it has actually helped in a way. Anyway I've roughed out more of the stuff, and added the left hand. Gah! Hands.

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    Truly, you have been blessed. :) the forest...

    Truly, you have been blessed. :)

    the forest sounds perfect.
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    (Don't shoot me, but...) I think the eyes look...

    (Don't shoot me, but...) I think the eyes look incredible, and the gems are amazing too, but together I think the colours clash a bit. Out of both I prefer the eyes, so maybe retina the gems to...
  110. Glad you like him - bit of an experiment. I've a...

    Glad you like him - bit of an experiment. I've a couple more characters to do.

    In the meantime: quick session tonight as I actually need to do some work. But I managed to add a few more gubbins...
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    I'm not sure how 'fast' you want to do it, but...

    I'm not sure how 'fast' you want to do it, but three things I would suggest (how much importance you place on them will dictate how fast you go, I guess):

    1. Get the base oats as neat as possible:...
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    Looks good so far - very ambitious. I'd bulk up a...

    Looks good so far - very ambitious. I'd bulk up a touch under his right foot, to give him a slightly more aggressive lean-forward stance and to lift his sword-tip off the ground.
  113. And now for something completely different...

    My train home was massively delayed tonight, and my phone was out of battery, so I got the iPad out and had a crack at an app called ProCreate (which sounds rude, but isn't).

    It's amazing: it has...
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    You should get up to make a speech then have some...

    You should get up to make a speech then have some guy dressed as the devil come in and drag you away kicking and screaming to Meatloaf's 'Bat out of hell'.

    or something.
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    Yep the dirtiness of the robe does suggest he'd...

    Yep the dirtiness of the robe does suggest he'd have a dirty beard, so I'd go a bit stronger on the yellowing.
  116. Thanks, glad you like it. I find it frustrating:...

    Thanks, glad you like it. I find it frustrating: after doing most of it I've found a way of doing much thinner lines, so to my eyes it's quite clunky and blobby. I'm half-tempted to remove it and...
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    Yep I'd agree with Bailey et al on trying Bohun...

    Yep I'd agree with Bailey et al on trying Bohun style freehand - aim for simple first, and keep practicing. I think the pale skin looks good so far by the way.

    On the whole 'not going too dark on...
  118. Thread: Tim's WIP's

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    That belt! Looks amazing matey.

    That belt! Looks amazing matey.
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    Don't sweat it Tero, it's already looking...

    Don't sweat it Tero, it's already looking awesome. I think some Matt areas are going to make the metals (and eyes) really pop.
  120. Thanks guys. Here's a bit more on the freehand,...

    Thanks guys. Here's a bit more on the freehand, neatening up and roughing out the letters.

    http://a64.tinypic.com/im554j.jpg
  121. That's a nice idea, Saint. I've done some gubbins...

    That's a nice idea, Saint. I've done some gubbins (technical term) on his legs, and a very rough animal skin on his shoulders, but all this is removable. I'm quite pleased with the stitches, though. ...
  122. Thanks Darth, Maenas. Darth, your tropic thunder...

    Thanks Darth, Maenas. Darth, your tropic thunder idea is awesome - I won't use it for this guy, but I really, really want to do some 'full metl jakkit' Orc busts now. They will be up next.
    ...
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    We always suspected BaM was a top-notch badass...

    We always suspected BaM was a top-notch badass dude. Now we know it.

    Very classy, brother.
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    Got to admit I'm not a fan of this sculpt, but...

    Got to admit I'm not a fan of this sculpt, but the paint job is astounding so far.

    For the scratches I'd say that they wouldn't bleed much (him being undead and all) so maybe lighten the outside...
  125. Ps any suggestions on how I should clothe the...

    Ps any suggestions on how I should clothe the ork? I'm torn between armour/mediaeval or shamanic (or other suggestions very welcome!).
  126. As promised, here's the new freehand bit on the...

    As promised, here's the new freehand bit on the bishop's hat. Here's the rough outline based on the sketch:

    http://a66.tinypic.com/5cd7he.jpg
    http://a66.tinypic.com/2elauxh.jpg

    you can also...
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    The robe looks awesome. Maybe some green baking...

    The robe looks awesome. Maybe some green baking soda/cotton wool for algae?
  128. Thread: Tim's WIP's

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    The paint looks awesome. I can't offer much...

    The paint looks awesome. I can't offer much advice on the red, apart from when I was doing my khorgorath I found it best to start with your brightest red and shade down. Purple and dark green would...
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    Looking great. To ease drying times, I heartily...

    Looking great. To ease drying times, I heartily recommend a bit of sculpy or Fimo. Then you can just bung it in the oven.
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    Blimey, that looks like a nightmare to paint -...

    Blimey, that looks like a nightmare to paint - there's no one area to pull focus on, all the bling competes for attention. Great idea though to practice on a bigger scale. And given your usual speed,...
  131. Thanks all, but the freehand is gone alas. I'll...

    Thanks all, but the freehand is gone alas. I'll update pics tonight.

    In in the meantime I've shut the orc's mouth, positioned him, and done the arms.

    http://a63.tinypic.com/dgqufk.jpg...
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    In that last picture Andy looks totally confused...

    In that last picture Andy looks totally confused as to which hand his pint's in. :)
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    The colour palette seems really simple at first...

    The colour palette seems really simple at first glance, but there's a lot of depth and richness to it.

    I think Orcs suit you. ;)
  134. Thanks Sicks, WGS. I've reworked the head a bit,...

    Thanks Sicks, WGS. I've reworked the head a bit, and smoothed out the body/built up the back (you can see from the side view that he's more proportionally correct now).

    the pictures maybe don't...
  135. Evening all, No paint tonight, as I'm not...

    Evening all,

    No paint tonight, as I'm not convinced by the freehand. I'm going to paint over it then try something simpler. I sketched something out below (and yes, that's the sketch book kindly...
  136. Thanks Darth, glad you like him. Right,...

    Thanks Darth, glad you like him.

    Right, little bit more progress: just roughing in a bit of freehand on the hat. Not sure about it yet - not very neat.

    http://a67.tinypic.com/25sa53k.jpg...
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    BaM and orks – my idea of perfection. These look...

    BaM and orks – my idea of perfection. These look stunning.
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    Yep, that birch effect is awesome. Maybe needs a...

    Yep, that birch effect is awesome. Maybe needs a bit more black in the creases, but that seems to be the rule anyway (more contrast!).
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    Cool - I've been away so long even you've done...

    Cool - I've been away so long even you've done some updates, Digga. :)

    like me the worms, they're sweet.
  140. Thanks guys... Saint: what are you doing to...

    Thanks guys...

    Saint: what are you doing to me? :) green eyes would look good, I think. I wanted cold eyes to counterbalance the anger, but maybe it's the wrong look.

    WGS: you're probably...
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    Yep, the cobblestones look good - maybe a bit...

    Yep, the cobblestones look good - maybe a bit flat, they could benefit from a (very subtle) additional bit of colour dotted here and there: green could be nice, like they are mossy and damp, or blue...
  142. Right then, just a quick session tonight - here's...

    Right then, just a quick session tonight - here's the basic clothing colour scheme, all base coated. Time for shadows and freehand!

    http://a68.tinypic.com/sw7q76.jpg...
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    Love the tree, and overall colour tones on this...

    Love the tree, and overall colour tones on this one. Cloak looks good too. Only thing throwing me off is the skin tone - gingers tend to be quite pale, and his skin is a bit too brown for me. Maybe a...
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    Loving your conversions, Saint - the pilgrim came...

    Loving your conversions, Saint - the pilgrim came out really well. I think you should sculpt a little iPhone for the new selfie-taking guy...
  145. Okay, last update of the evening... I'm going for...

    Okay, last update of the evening... I'm going for the eternal embuggerance that is white/cream. Just the first basecoat so far.

    http://a65.tinypic.com/2poab1d.jpg
  146. Thanks Saint - spittle is definitely worth...

    Thanks Saint - spittle is definitely worth thinking about for this angry chap.

    It possibly doesn't look like it, but I've just spent ages reprinting almost all the flesh to get it smoother, and...
  147. Thanks Zab, Khavor, BaM, everyone. Something to...

    Thanks Zab, Khavor, BaM, everyone. Something to think about.

    Crappy phone pic, but I'm pleased with the eyes!

    http://a65.tinypic.com/2s6q8tt.jpg
  148. Thanks folks, glad you like him so far. I'm going...

    Thanks folks, glad you like him so far. I'm going to try and finish up the skin and do the eyes tonight, see if that gives him a bit more 'life'. Still struggling to get a nice smooth skin look, but...
  149. Thanks WGS, Sicks, Saint. Yes, I'm hoping to...

    Thanks WGS, Sicks, Saint. Yes, I'm hoping to convey the right touch of madness (one can sympathise...).

    I had another play with him last night, upping the contrast and adding more crinkles and...
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    There you go. Nailed it.

    There you go. Nailed it.
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    The pictures are getting better and better – one...

    The pictures are getting better and better – one thing, it might be better to go with a grey background rather than cream/yellow – that much warm colour can add a tint to your painting. Check out...
  152. Thanks Ten, glad you like it. So so last...

    Thanks Ten, glad you like it.

    So so last night I had a painting session (first in nearly two months!) and I was pretty rusty. I blocked out some of the face colours and skin tones. Very early...
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    That Orc skin is incredible - cartoonish colours,...

    That Orc skin is incredible - cartoonish colours, but somehow realistic too. It boggles my mind.
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    Ah, I've been hoping you would tackle an Orc at...

    Ah, I've been hoping you would tackle an Orc at some point. Love the skintone you've gone for here. The last pic, while a bit dark, is definitely better quality than usual.
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    Wow, BaM - your work rate is astonishing. Some...

    Wow, BaM - your work rate is astonishing. Some lovely flesh tone paint jobs recently, and - dare I say it? - a quite clean, crisp style too. Surely you've not gone all squeamish? :)
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    Yeah, would love to see a bit of WGS paintwork!...

    Yeah, would love to see a bit of WGS paintwork! The bugs look great too.
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    Ah Tero, I see you've dialled the insanity up to...

    Ah Tero, I see you've dialled the insanity up to 11 while I was away. I love (love, love) the armour patterning – mad but brilliant – and the washes over it have really harmonised it. I think he...
  158. Ha, Ghost BC... could make an interesting paint...

    Ha, Ghost BC... could make an interesting paint job for this...

    Maenas, as always you give good tips and critique, thanks for those. I've smoothed the hat and made some tweaks (below) – hopefully...
  159. Thanks all: you're all very kind. Yep,...

    Thanks all: you're all very kind.



    Yep, I'm leaning that way... in fact I gave that a go tonight. Here's the steps:

    1. Took off the hood, hair, and added some creases into quite plain...
  160. *Accidentally wanders in, knocking over a plant...

    *Accidentally wanders in, knocking over a plant pot*

    Oh – there you all are! Hello everyone.

    So, it's been – what? – 6 weeks or so since I popped by. I presume BaM has painted about a billion...
  161. *taps mic* hello? One two, one two. Yep, I'm...

    *taps mic* hello? One two, one two.

    Yep, I'm here! Alive, if not well. Sorry for disappearing for a bit; life decided to throw some hand grenades in. To whit:

    1. We got burgled whilst on...
  162. Lol Digga... Thanks everyone. Schwarz, I...

    Lol Digga... Thanks everyone.

    Schwarz, I agree with your assessment: good things to bear in mind for the next one.

    I realised I hadn't put up where the lady warrior has got to - here she is...
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    Yep, you can see from your reference pic that the...

    Yep, you can see from your reference pic that the curve of the bicep stops at the chunkier part of the forearm - then there's the wrist (the narrowest bit of the forearm visible in the pic) then the...
  164. Thanks Yeti :) Right, the link is here:...

    Thanks Yeti :)

    Right, the link is here: http://www.coolminiornot.com/398000

    Go vote!

    (Let's pretend I did a BAM and put 'vote! vote! vote!' in enormous bold pink letters here.)
  165. Finally, I've finished the elf. And what a...

    Finally, I've finished the elf. And what a mission he turned out to be – seems like ages since I started him (I must be slowing down in my old age). Life has been pretty harsh – as it seems to have...
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    Ah, WGS beat me to it – but I took the liberty of...

    Ah, WGS beat me to it – but I took the liberty of doodling on your pics to give him a bit more neck and girth. It's only rough but hopefully makes sense.

    I think he looks great so far - love the...
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    Yep, that bit is crying out for some freehand I'd...

    Yep, that bit is crying out for some freehand I'd say. Maybe 'YetiBrewers' in Viking or college football script? Or a pair of jugs (tee hee)?
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    I've been lurking a bit too - my only comment may...

    I've been lurking a bit too - my only comment may make you wish you hadn't asked, though: is it me or are his forearms a bit short? His right hand seems to almost bleed into the elbow.

    Sorry!
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    Poll: Glad to see there's a consensus on the best one...

    Glad to see there's a consensus on the best one to do... :D

    Maxx: you must be crazy. That's at least a two day job...
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    Looks great, love the patterning so far. For the...

    Looks great, love the patterning so far. For the wings, maybe a burnt orange darkening to purple?
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    Poll: I'd like to join in, but I'm having a real...

    I'd like to join in, but I'm having a real decision paralysis about what to make for it. Advice/votes appreciated!

    So far my thoughts are:

    1. Wolverine in 'classic' yellow costume
    2. Astro Boy...
  172. Yep, definitely too dark. I'll retake some this...

    Yep, definitely too dark. I'll retake some this week – but I'm glad to have at least one model off my plate!

    I only did a rubbish pic to prove to Digga I'm not a robot witch... honest. :)
  173. Cheers everyone. I made a base for War...

    Cheers everyone.

    I made a base for War tonight, then had a crack at some pictures. Not sure I like them - may have to shoot in the daytime with some more light.
    ...
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    Wow, that yellow is a real labour of love - but...

    Wow, that yellow is a real labour of love - but the results are well worth it. And the space cats are super cute! I fully expect ArchArad to pop by any moment with a Pom Pom attack.
  175. Thanks all. @krule - yep, the eyes definitely...

    Thanks all.

    @krule - yep, the eyes definitely still need work. I'll get on it tonight.

    @Digga - ha! Might I refer you to the first, oh, 30-odd pages of my WIP? ;)
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    Great start so far. Love the blue you've chosen...

    Great start so far. Love the blue you've chosen for this.
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    Voted and commented on the lil goblin. If I...

    Voted and commented on the lil goblin. If I remember rightly I think Darthmarsh's did denim on his Ork (with the lovely leather coat) - might be worth checking out?

    Also so would be great to do...
  178. Right, here's last night's session results. I...

    Right, here's last night's session results. I left the sculpting alone and went in painting mode to try and finish up more of the elf and war. First up is war:

    I had a go at various different...
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    Ach, sorry to hear about your Dad, Zab. Hope he...

    Ach, sorry to hear about your Dad, Zab. Hope he makes a full recovery.

    As as for humour, well: whatever works. And it reminds me of a newspaper clipping I saw that read: 'Mr Ayles, 54, was taking...
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    And 'jumping out of bed onto damaged wrist' is a...

    And 'jumping out of bed onto damaged wrist' is a metaphor for 'I'm a crazy sumbitch'. :)

    lovely clean finish on the on the head so far, Arch. Not sure about the nose, but the lips and eyes look...
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    Phew, ages then. I shall see if I can sculpt...

    Phew, ages then. I shall see if I can sculpt something suitable BEFORE the painting comp starts this time!
  182. Thanks everyone - yep, lots of little niggles,...

    Thanks everyone - yep, lots of little niggles, and it's proving hard to push each one through to the end. I think I should probably finish one over the others, get them more manageable.
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    Ooh, are we starting already? I wanted to sculpt...

    Ooh, are we starting already? I wanted to sculpt something for this...
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    Three kids (boys are 8 and 6, girl is 4 and more...

    Three kids (boys are 8 and 6, girl is 4 and more trouble than the boys combined) and a 50hr week job. But to be fair I don't sleep much!

    still, it's slooooowly coming together, and looks awesome....
  185. Thread: Flunk WIP

    by bgcdazzler
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    Love the paintwork on that bust - exceptional...

    Love the paintwork on that bust - exceptional colour and texture.
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    That's a sweet little steampunk mini. As for the...

    That's a sweet little steampunk mini. As for the rest... Awesome painting as usual!
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    Wow... Honestly, I turn my back for five minutes...

    Wow... Honestly, I turn my back for five minutes and you knock out an awesome pair of textured wings. Incredible details. Not sure about the rainbow effect - I'd prefer it more subtle - but the...
  188. Hey, what's going on here? Ye scurvy landlubbers!...

    Hey, what's going on here? Ye scurvy landlubbers! Avast ye! Honestly, I turn my back on my thread for five minutes and the whole place is littered with empty pizza boxes, playing cards and discarded...
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    Broken wrist and messing with the missus' stuff -...

    Broken wrist and messing with the missus' stuff - you sure do love living dangerously!
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    Voted - and the new Orks are cool. They look less...

    Voted - and the new Orks are cool. They look less square jawed, more refined, yet somehow still really cartoonish. They'll look great with a bit of blood spatter...
  191. Thanks everyone. @Arch: I certainly recommend...

    Thanks everyone.

    @Arch: I certainly recommend doing a swap with Schwarz - the book is absolutely beautiful.

    @Schwarz: thank you again - I've started sketching in the new book (pics soon) and...
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    I think the colours are fine... At a guess I'd...

    I think the colours are fine... At a guess I'd say it looks like robes are faded with that nice freehand and lighter patches over the knees, but the pipes and metals are spanky new. So maybe crispen...
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    Lovely 'decay' them running through this. Reminds...

    Lovely 'decay' them running through this. Reminds me of that zombie video game set on a Caribbean island (can't remember it's name).
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    You're approaching BaM speed with these...

    You're approaching BaM speed with these paintjobs, and the standard is really high. Great stuff.
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    Spider looks great, sir - lovely palette of...

    Spider looks great, sir - lovely palette of colours so far.
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    Texture! It makes all the difference, doesn't it?...

    Texture! It makes all the difference, doesn't it?

    Liking this so far. Maybe a bit more width to the cheekbones and/or lower jaw hinge?

    teeth look good to me, they maybe just need less gums or...
  197. Thanks everyone. I woke to to an...

    Thanks everyone.

    I woke to to an embarrassment of riches this morning. First was a lovely parcel from Arch featuring her pestilence bust - quite the most adorable harbinger of the apocalypse I've...
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    Damn, I skipped the front as there was a long...

    Damn, I skipped the front as there was a long queue at the forge world bit.

    Desperately unlucky with with your accident, mate. Weirdly my crash was probably safer - at least I had a four point...
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    These look awesome as usual - hope you're resting...

    These look awesome as usual - hope you're resting your wrist, though...
  200. Thanks folks. Couldn't face more of the elf...

    Thanks folks. Couldn't face more of the elf tonight. (Apparently when C S Lewis read an early draft of Lord of the Rings his only comment to Tolkein was 'not another bloody elf!' - and I know how he...
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