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    I feel ya,.. this last year or so just hasn't...

    I feel ya,.. this last year or so just hasn't been much on the painting friendly side for me. But I'm trying to get back here. Hopefully I will have more to post this weekend.
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    So,.. finally had a few minutes to myself today....

    So,.. finally had a few minutes to myself today. Did a bit of work on one half of the pieces,.. hopefully it shows. Still got a ways to go,.. and I think it went a bit too yellow. I think I need to...
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    well,.. if your NMM is lacking, you could always...

    well,.. if your NMM is lacking, you could always go for TMM. Maybe get some anodized paint colors and use those.
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    Agreed. But since this is my first attempt at...

    Agreed. But since this is my first attempt at this technique, I'm sure I'll have to redo it a half dozen times before I get it how I want. But you are correct,.. I still need to tone down the metal,...
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    And here's a shot of the overall look on the...

    And here's a shot of the overall look on the model.70108
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    Not sure that I'm 100% happy with the results,.....

    Not sure that I'm 100% happy with the results,.. but the overall theory is sound enough. Might need to go with a heavier salt. Maybe specifically rock salt,. Sea salt may yet be too fine. But I'll...
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    Using this close up of one of the pieces as an...

    Using this close up of one of the pieces as an example,.. overall, I'd say it has potential. Though, I'm thinking heavier in places on certain pieces. And the metal itself needs a bit of careful...
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    Correct,... it works as a "masking agent". After...

    Correct,... it works as a "masking agent". After the color is sprayed over the top, you use an old toothbrush or something to scrape away the salt. This should leave a random pattern,.. letting the...
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    Next step,... brush some just plain old water...

    Next step,... brush some just plain old water randomly across the pieces, then dip in rock or sea type salt,... up next,.. spray with silver,.. 70072
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    I believe the model is 1/6th scale, and it's...

    I believe the model is 1/6th scale, and it's called Oscar,.. (been a while since I bought it, so I won't swear to that)
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    True,.. but much of this is going to be covered...

    True,.. but much of this is going to be covered by the silver paint in the next couple of steps. Just doing this so that the parts that show through,.. the rust pattern will seem more natural/random.
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    Next up ... a little dark brown sponging,.. to...

    Next up ... a little dark brown sponging,.. to help age it a bit,...70063
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    Ok,.. so after mottling some yellows over the...

    Ok,.. so after mottling some yellows over the top,.. I ended up here,... (I left one raw and one mottled. Hopefully you can see the difference, albeit a slight one) 70062
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    Thanks guys,... so, step one,.. got the basic...

    Thanks guys,... so, step one,.. got the basic rust primer color put on. Next up, I need to mottle some yellows and oranges over the top, to be followed up by some dark brown sponging. Hopefully, this...
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    Doing some dry fitting. This is actually a very...

    Doing some dry fitting. This is actually a very well casted piece. Mould lines and flashing are super minimal, and the fit on the pieces is excellent. Here's a small sneak preview,....69873
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    Ok,... so I finally got into a new house and am...

    Ok,... so I finally got into a new house and am still trying to get my work space done. But I'm gonna go ahead and try to get back into painting. I know it's been a while, but thanks for being...
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    The pictures look fine to me. Everything seems to...

    The pictures look fine to me. Everything seems to be in focus,.. it isn't over or under exposed,... and he's managed to cancel out the cross shadows. All in all, these are excellent pictures.
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    Happy birthday

    Happy birthday
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    20 more days!!!! and then the new house will...

    20 more days!!!! and then the new house will finally be ready for me to move in!!! I'll have my own studio space, so I can get back to painting,.. and be able to have a real photo booth set up and...
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    For those that haven't seen it,... I'll just...

    For those that haven't seen it,... I'll just leave this right here. They are made from cake,... yes, cake.

    https://www.facebook.com/morechinatv/videos/924403181075379/
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    So,.. I'm in the middle of moving to a new home,...

    So,.. I'm in the middle of moving to a new home, (pics coming soon) so I haven't painted much. But I was browsing around for something new to paint when I get set up at the new place, and I'm finding...
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    Still trying to work on stuff. But the going has...

    Still trying to work on stuff. But the going has been slow. Lots of life drama has been landing in my lap lately. Both good and bad. I usually try to avoid drama like the plague,.. But sometimes it...
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    I think part of the problem may be lack of...

    I think part of the problem may be lack of inspiration. I used to find all these great models and paint schemes. But sadly,.. the new GW stuff has taken center stage on almost every site I visit. I...
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    Tried to paint again today. Had to struggle...

    Tried to paint again today. Had to struggle through it. Seems my muse has left me. Hope the desire and creative spark come back soon. Have a few projects on the back burner,.. but no desire to dive...
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    That's a really nice piece.

    That's a really nice piece.
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    I'm not sure about the orc,... But the thumb is...

    I'm not sure about the orc,... But the thumb is coming along nicely :laugh:
  27. with most colors you add a bit of white to the...

    with most colors you add a bit of white to the mix to lighten it. However, in the case of red, this creates pink. Instead, add a bit of yellow (to pull it a bit more orange-ish), and use that for...
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    Been a while,.. but I've managed to start...

    Been a while,.. but I've managed to start something. As always, it's slow,.. but it's coming along.

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    great video. it's cool to see what you look...

    great video. it's cool to see what you look like,.. but somehow,.. I pictured you with more hair,.....:tongue:
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    The best undercoat is the blood of your...

    The best undercoat is the blood of your enemies,... but failing that, I highly recommend dupli-color sandable automotive spray primer. It comes in white, black, grey, and rust red,.. and it lays down...
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    Also,.. didn't know Bailey and I shared a...

    Also,.. didn't know Bailey and I shared a birthday,... happy b-day guys!!! Now,... get off my lawn!! *shakes first in air*
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    Slice of cake??? Where are my presents?!?!?!?

    Slice of cake??? Where are my presents?!?!?!?
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    So,.. it's been a while since I've posted. Been...

    So,.. it's been a while since I've posted. Been pretty busy at work, haven't had any time to paint. I want to start painting again,.. but somehow I can't seem to find motivation. Seems my muse has...
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    there's only 20-30 people that vote on the...

    there's only 20-30 people that vote on the uploaded pics with any regularity. If you want more, you usually have to advertise on other websites/forums and get people to come vote for your stuff....
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    Looks great. And thank you,.. I've been hungering...

    Looks great. And thank you,.. I've been hungering for something that isn't GW related,..
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    Really wish you'd get some video gear and do...

    Really wish you'd get some video gear and do video tutorials sometimes. Don't get me wrong, your written explanations are stellar,... but still,.. sometimes seeing a thing actually being done can...
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    I learned a lot on this one,... 59041

    I learned a lot on this one,...

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    Another crap photo. Still gotta get all my pics...

    Another crap photo. Still gotta get all my pics fixed from photobucket.

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    Still going slow. But managed to get the pants...

    Still going slow. But managed to get the pants painted,... and trying to decide if i like the patten on the mid-layer shirt collar. Thoughts??? (Also, it appears that half my links are broken because...
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    Crap photo,... And there's a lot of work to be...

    Crap photo,... And there's a lot of work to be done on the face and glove. But it is coming along. Albeit slowly.

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    Yeah, a second "touch up" is definitely needed....

    Yeah, a second "touch up" is definitely needed. Also still need to work in the fur texturing. Hopefully that doesn't mess everything up. And still, highlights and shadows are needed. As for the black...
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    Well,.. it's coming along. Hopefully it reads as...

    Well,.. it's coming along. Hopefully it reads as tiger stripes. Still a lot of clean up and fur texturing to do. Not sure how it'll look as the end product, but I'm trying to teach myself more...
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    Welcome,.... and be afraid,.. be very afraid!!,.....

    Welcome,.... and be afraid,.. be very afraid!!,.. the inhabitants of this forum are mad I tell you,.. MAD!!!! Muhahahaha,..!!!
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    Frustration,... trying to work out a fur pattern....

    Frustration,... trying to work out a fur pattern. Not sure how to go about simulating hairs on a fur pattern. I know what I want to do,... but there seems to be a brain/hand disconnect. Any thoughts...
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    Well done,... webmonkey approves.

    Well done,... webmonkey approves.
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    Teaser for my next project,... 58202

    Teaser for my next project,...
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    Not sure where it's from,.. just saw it and...

    Not sure where it's from,.. just saw it and thought it was super cool.
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    I am SOOOOOOO going to buy this if he produces...

    I am SOOOOOOO going to buy this if he produces it,...

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    I'm glad to see the forum has come back to life....

    I'm glad to see the forum has come back to life. Seemed to die off a bit for a while there. Mostly just the hard-core-holdout types around. It's nice to see all the activity, the new work, and see...
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    Thanks,.. Though I have to admit I stole the...

    Thanks,.. Though I have to admit I stole the basic color scheme and pattern from Bailey. (I asked him beforehand). The point wasn't to copy his work, but rather to try to teach myself how to do it...
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    I must be the only mini painter in the world, who...

    I must be the only mini painter in the world, who couldn't possibly care less about gw's new releases. My Facebook pages are full of images of the new models,.. which look almost exactly like the old...
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    1)Make a small "puddle" of your blue color. Now...

    1)Make a small "puddle" of your blue color. Now pull a portion of it (about 1/3rd) off to the right,... then add a bit of white into it to lighten it up. Use as your highlight color.

    2)Leave about...
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    now you just gotta glue some random grey hairs...

    now you just gotta glue some random grey hairs growing out of his shoulders. Not a lot,.. just one or two,.. here or there.
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    Thanks kb. It's been a learning experience,.....

    Thanks kb. It's been a learning experience,.. both scary and fun, at times. But if I don't push myself, I'll never grow.
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    Final product. For my first real attempt at...

    Final product. For my first real attempt at realism, I think it came out ok. Not perfect, but I did learn a lot while doing it, and that's what counts.

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  56. Another thought might be to do a thin layer of...

    Another thought might be to do a thin layer of softened greenstuff (or milliput or whatever), an then use a moistened sponge to "texture" areas and then paint to look like scales.
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    Progress is slow,.. 57724

    Progress is slow,..

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    I'd say that you're off to a decent start. Lines...

    I'd say that you're off to a decent start. Lines look clean,... color placement is good,.. basing is excellent. From here, I'd suggest tying to get more "tonal depth" in your colors, and trying to do...
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    Got a little further,... 57602

    Got a little further,...

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    I so get that "uncomfortable" comment. I keep...

    I so get that "uncomfortable" comment. I keep looking at it and thinking it's far too much. But people keep telling me to push it further. I'll post another pic tomorrow to show how far I've taken it.
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    Still a lot to do. And I'm falling short of where...

    Still a lot to do. And I'm falling short of where I'd like to be. But I'm learning a lot,.. And for stepping outside of my comfort zone, and trying do a "realism" piece,.. all in all, I think it's...
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    Shut up and take my money,...

    Shut up and take my money,...
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    I like it. Only hope mine comes out half as good.

    I like it. Only hope mine comes out half as good.
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    Not much progress. It's slow going, but it's...

    Not much progress. It's slow going, but it's coming along. Gotta make the orange a little yellower and do the fabric designs. Hopefully I can do it justice. For my first attempt at realism, it's...
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    Oh??,... we're taking requests??? I'd like a...

    Oh??,... we're taking requests??? I'd like a flying ninja monkey please!! :clap:
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    Not bad. A bit more red might make them more...

    Not bad. A bit more red might make them more lifelike though. You'll need to turn the images in your computer and save them that way before uploading them. Or host on an outside server, such as...
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    The eyes have been reworked. They look better...

    The eyes have been reworked. They look better now. And yes, there's a helmet with a small visor that's going to cast a shadow on the forehead. At this point I'm waiting for a couple if colors to come...
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    Bailey>> wanted to ask,. I have a samurai bust...

    Bailey>> wanted to ask,. I have a samurai bust that I'm working on, and wanted to try to follow the pattern from your heian era samurai. (The orange and purple one). Hopefully you'll take imitation...
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    And really watch that blue. Otherwise she'll end...

    And really watch that blue. Otherwise she'll end up looking like she has a beard.
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    Fantastic piece.

    Fantastic piece.
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    I haven't played in forever. Not much in the way...

    I haven't played in forever. Not much in the way of good gaming places around here. Plus, I'm more on the painter side of the hobby anyway.
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    It's coming along nicely.

    It's coming along nicely.
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    That came out great!!

    That came out great!!
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    It's coming along quite well. Love the butterfly.

    It's coming along quite well. Love the butterfly.
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    Very well done. I must have missed this thread...

    Very well done. I must have missed this thread somehow. I'll try to keep an eye on your work in the future.
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    5 days of painting and I've only managed to do...

    5 days of painting and I've only managed to do the face. I'm trying to step outside my comfort zone by A) doing a bust and B) trying to go for a more realistic style of paint. It may not be perfect,...
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    Excellent piece.

    Excellent piece.
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    Added some more red to the flesh. Not sure what...

    Added some more red to the flesh. Not sure what else I can do with it. How can I push it further??? Still need to re-work the eyes a bit.
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    I hate when I go to lunch,.. And see,.. I...

    I hate when I go to lunch,..

    And see,.. I only get 30 minutes. So it takes me 5 minutes to drive to taco bell (Or wherever), and it's going to take another 5 minutes to drive back. So that leaves...
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    Congrats bam,.. you just hold on. I'll get to...

    Congrats bam,.. you just hold on. I'll get to your level someday!!!
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    See how the color is the same on the side of the...

    See how the color is the same on the side of the face as it is on the forearm. It shouldn't be. Light tends to dim as it gets further away from the source. If you use the face as the marker point for...
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    You should be able to just use new glue without necessarily having to remove the old stuff. That being said, use the glue sparingly. As it tends to dry whiteish. And you may need to touch up with...
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    Yeah,.. I was thinking that, and maybe a slightly...

    Yeah,.. I was thinking that, and maybe a slightly more yellow tone to the skin. Maybe a more brown tone??. Or I could just say he's a dark dwarf,.. you know, like a dark elf,
    . Only different.
  84. Unfortunately there are no perfect formulas for...

    Unfortunately there are no perfect formulas for thinning. Thickness of paint vary between manufacturers. They even vary between colors from the same manufacturer. Red, for example, is usually way...
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    But then,.. isn't talking to yourself a sign of...

    But then,.. isn't talking to yourself a sign of being crazy??
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    Still more to do. But it's getting there,.....

    Still more to do. But it's getting there,.. slowly but surely.

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    Gotten a bit further on the bust. Will have to...

    Gotten a bit further on the bust. Will have to upload a new pic tomorrow. Still working on the fighter guy. Trying to decide on a pattern for the pants.
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    I'm doing some busts too. Yours will probably be...

    I'm doing some busts too. Yours will probably be better though.
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    Just a quick question about the metals,.. is it...

    Just a quick question about the metals,.. is it just the lighting or is it bronze on the dreadnought and gold on the vehicle??
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    Trying my hand at a different genre. As always...

    Trying my hand at a different genre.
    As always there's still a long way to go. Trying for more blending and tonal variety in the armor. Skin is barely started,.. and I'm not sure about the beard...
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    Cut the clot off entirely,.. except for one...

    Cut the clot off entirely,.. except for one little "peg" of it extending out from the bottom of each foot. Then,.. build your tile floor to suit your wants/needs,... then put a small dab of paint on...
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    It's been a while,.. work has been exploding the...

    It's been a while,.. work has been exploding the last few weeks, so I'm not as far as I'd like to be. That being said. I did get the pants done, the jacket added, the nun-chucks added to the belt...
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    Best to use an outside storage site like...

    Best to use an outside storage site like photobucket, and then link your images over. Saves a bunch of headache and hassle.
  94. 3 shows there,.. and yet none where I live,.....

    3 shows there,.. and yet none where I live,.. *sadface*
  95. Depends on what kind of zombies you want. If you...

    Depends on what kind of zombies you want. If you want fantasy type zombies, then greens and blues and browns and such. If you are going for a more realistic look,.. then a pale blue-grey basecoat,...
  96. Agreed,.. I've also never seen a model fade from...

    Agreed,.. I've also never seen a model fade from years of usage or sitting around. At worst, I could say that some that were painted with various oils may have "yellowed" a bit over time,.. but...
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    I'd say to not only delete the message,.. but...

    I'd say to not only delete the message,.. but also ban the IP address that sends them permanently.
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    Bailey has a great tutorial on how to approach...

    Bailey has a great tutorial on how to approach plaids. If you read it and just do each step as he says to, you'll get a great results and may even pick up a new skill along the way.
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    Why not?? They have plaid jackets,..

    Why not?? They have plaid jackets,..
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    Wife just bought me a 75 color Vallejo air paint...

    Wife just bought me a 75 color Vallejo air paint kit. Its like a $200 kit. I'm so lucky to have her in my life, and that she supports my hobby. Let's see what kind of trouble I can get into with...
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    Plaid shirt would be excellent for this guy. He's...

    Plaid shirt would be excellent for this guy. He's got a total lumber jack kind of feel to him.
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    He was reading a little too,.. "white-boy". I...

    He was reading a little too,.. "white-boy". I tried for more of an Asian type skin tone. is it reading as such? (ignore the hands, those just got added and only have a base coat so far)
    ...
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    Spam??? it's a terrible meat. You should avoid it...

    Spam??? it's a terrible meat. You should avoid it at all costs. :laugh:
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    Too cliche'?? Should I do something else instead?...

    Too cliche'?? Should I do something else instead? dragon? Chinese characters?,.. leave black? Maybe I'll just give him a razor hat and paint him up like Kung Lao from Mortal Kombat,..
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    That looks interesting. Thoughts on color...

    That looks interesting. Thoughts on color pallette?
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    So, here's the next project. Skin is still a work...

    So, here's the next project. Skin is still a work in progress, but I'm happy with the shirt and the freehand overall. Thoughts?
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  107. My guess is that you're "overloading the brush"....

    My guess is that you're "overloading the brush". Go ahead and dip the brush in your glaze, then touch the side of the bristles to a paper towel and let it wick off the excess. (don't worry, it won't...
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    Thanks guys,.. finally made 50 votes and kept it...

    Thanks guys,.. finally made 50 votes and kept it over 8.0. !!! (And I made the front page, which for me, is super awesome!!). Thanks for having my back on this one!!!
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    Sadly, new and notable isn't loading for me today...

    Sadly, new and notable isn't loading for me today for some reason. A couple of the graphics aren't loading either. is it just me? or is something wrong on the site?
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    I dont know about bragging,.. but it is really...

    I dont know about bragging,.. but it is really nice to see that my effort is actually amounting to something. Especially since it felted like I had "plateaued" for a really long time. Hope you...
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    Looking really good,..

    Looking really good,..
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    Alright,.. I did the video this morning. It was...

    Alright,.. I did the video this morning. It was cold out so the cotton didn't stick very well, and the back end of the video drops off a bit,.. but you guy will get the point. I may redo this video...
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    Alright,.. I did the video this morning. It was...

    Alright,.. I did the video this morning. It was cold out so the cotton didn't stick very well, and the back end of the video drops off a bit,.. but you guy will get the point. I may redo this video...
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    I think it's looking great.

    I think it's looking great.
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    Ok,.. checked all my video gear, and everything...

    Ok,.. checked all my video gear, and everything is a go for the tutorial this weekend. Everybody ready to learn the secret to Webmonkey's 5 minute marble?? I'm going to go over equipment,...
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    I disagree,.. placing the girl behind the...

    I disagree,.. placing the girl behind the barbarian doesn't make him the bad guy. It makes him the hero for stepping between the centaur and the girl to protect her. Especially if you lose the...
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    1) paint area white 2) apply glow color to...

    1) paint area white

    2) apply glow color to recessed white area (teal or green in the cases of the photos above)

    3) use airbrush and mist the surrounding area with glow color,.....
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    OK, OK,.... if the light permits, I'll do one...

    OK, OK,.... if the light permits, I'll do one this weekend.
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    Went ahead and put the last image up for vote....

    Went ahead and put the last image up for vote. (I'll try to get a new one up whenever I get some sunlight so that I can take better pics. In the meantime,.. I could use the votes,......
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    Samurai on Marble

    I could use the votes,... http://www.coolminiornot.com/410112

    http://i1089.photobucket.com/albums/i357/PMulliner/white-tan.jpg
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    I suppose this depends on where this is supposed...

    I suppose this depends on where this is supposed to be located. For example: If this structure was erected in the desert,.. it's not likely to be made grey-granite-like rocks.
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    ummm,..... you missed a spot :laugh:

    ummm,..... you missed a spot :laugh:
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    Didn't realize that I had that many messages in...

    Didn't realize that I had that many messages in my inbox. Cleared them out now anyways. Thanks for the feedback though.
  124. On the pics,.. 1) use a backdrop (it helps...

    On the pics,..

    1) use a backdrop (it helps limit the focal area that the camera sees)

    2) light from the front (maybe slightly off to one side or the other. a 2 or 3 light setup would be...
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    I appreciate it. But don't vote 10 if you don't...

    I appreciate it. But don't vote 10 if you don't think it deserves it. The point is to try to find what I'm lacking and where I need to improve. That being said, I'll take what I can get.
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    Here it is after the auto-correction program....

    Here it is after the auto-correction program. Better? Worse?

    http://i1089.photobucket.com/albums/i357/PMulliner/white-tan.jpg
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    That's awesome!!

    That's awesome!!
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    :smile-big:Thanks guys. I needed some positive...

    :smile-big:Thanks guys. I needed some positive feedback today. (Been one of those weekends,.. and hearing something nice goes a long way sometimes to help keep the spirits up). That being said, I do...
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    Thanks fox,.. it's always nice to hear good...

    Thanks fox,.. it's always nice to hear good things about my paint. But it's also good to sometimes hear where my shortcomings are,.. lest' I become complacent and fail to continue to grow. I've come...
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    Well,.. to those ends,.. I've taken a couple of...

    Well,.. to those ends,.. I've taken a couple of new pictures. One on a lighter background, and the other on a darker background, but I turned down the incoming light balance on the camera to make the...
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    Thanks guys!! It's nice to be appreciated and to...

    Thanks guys!! It's nice to be appreciated and to have others acknowledge that I'm advancing,.. even if only by a little. I do look up to you guys, so it truly does mean a lot to me to get your praise...
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    Gonna go for a granite look? Or something more...

    Gonna go for a granite look? Or something more sandstone-esqe?
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    Eye see what you did there,... :laugh:

    Eye see what you did there,... :laugh:
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    Excellent.

    Excellent.
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    Love it. Even has a bit of an osl look to it.

    Love it. Even has a bit of an osl look to it.
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    Now the wood actually was hand painted. Rings and...

    Now the wood actually was hand painted. Rings and all.
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    Yes and no,.. the gold ring area is actually...

    Yes and no,.. the gold ring area is actually something I printed onto white sticker paper (because decals are transparent and tend to let the lower colors show through, but I needed certain sections...
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    Ap>> well, the black kept leaving brush strokes...

    Ap>> well, the black kept leaving brush strokes behind in the paint. They aren't large, but will catch the light and make it look like a bunch of tiny lines inbedded in the paint. Getting them to lay...
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    Ok,.. so here's where I went with that marble...

    Ok,.. so here's where I went with that marble base. Hopefully you guys aren't disappointed. Getting that black section under the feet to lay down flat without brush stroke took ~FOREVER~. Tried to...
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    Again,.. I know that tempers flair on these...

    Again,.. I know that tempers flair on these matters. But I would like to take a moment to say that I respect everyone's viewpoint,.. even those I disagree with. And I would still like to be able to...
  141. If they were using real fur on the models, then...

    If they were using real fur on the models, then maybe I could see it. But the is fantasy fur, completely sculpted from clay. No animals were harmed in the sculpting of the model,.. so what's the...
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    I can see some of your points (even though I...

    I can see some of your points (even though I disagree with them). The Bible teaches us to help others,.. not "to help others,.. but only if they deserve it". (For the record, this is moot point to...
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    KB>> I would disagree,.....

    KB>> I would disagree,.. republicans/conservatives want just as much government as democrats/liberals do, they just want it applied differently. Conservatives want government to control people's...
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    Only about 47% of the population voted. That just...

    Only about 47% of the population voted. That just shows that both choices were so bad, that people chose apathy over engaging in the process. That is often the case sadly. The "zealots" are crazy,...
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    Final pic I think,.. ...

    Final pic I think,..

    http://i1089.photobucket.com/albums/i357/PMulliner/20170129_091653.jpg
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    We don't know what to do either. I just hope that...

    We don't know what to do either. I just hope that the system of checks and balances that our forefathers put in place can manage to keep at least some of his damage to a minimum. The very concept...
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    So, here it is with the galaxy motif jacket. Also...

    So, here it is with the galaxy motif jacket. Also trying to decide on backgrounds for the photo,..

    http://i1089.photobucket.com/albums/i357/PMulliner/20170127_181200.jpg
    ...
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    Man,... I jealous,.. no one ever buys my...

    Man,... I jealous,.. no one ever buys my pieces,...
  149. I'm guessing that the powdery-ness is actually a...

    I'm guessing that the powdery-ness is actually a problem called "frosting". It has to do with the amount of humidity in the air (or lack there-of). See,.. when the air is too dry, some of the...
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    I know it's been a while since I posted,.. but I...

    I know it's been a while since I posted,.. but I haven't been idle. I'm still working on the piece with the marble plinth base, and hopefully that'll be done soon. But for now, here's a project that...
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    Love it!!! (In case you couldn't tell,.. I'm a...

    Love it!!! (In case you couldn't tell,.. I'm a total anime freak)
  152. Thread: Another newb

    by Webmonkey
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    Quick!!! Run away,... before the crazy people get...

    Quick!!! Run away,... before the crazy people get you,... *twitch,.... twitch, twitch*
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    Happy B-day!!!

    Happy B-day!!!
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    I did the herosculpt on indie as well. Also...

    I did the herosculpt on indie as well. Also ordered some soft tipped sculpting tools. Should be here soon.
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    I've already ordered my models. Just have to see...

    I've already ordered my models. Just have to see if I can sculpt something even halfway decent. As for the above pics,.. as always,.. I hate you and your superior ability. :p
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    Happy B-day!!!

    Happy B-day!!!
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    Duplicolor Sandable Primer,... comes in white,...

    Duplicolor Sandable Primer,... comes in white, black, and grey. Lays down fantastically on models. Can be acquired at most auto parts store.
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    Doesn't matter,. You don't have to prime every...

    Doesn't matter,. You don't have to prime every square inch of the model. Also, there could be a contaminate on the model. (Mould release agent or whatever) did you clean the model first?
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    Bah-humbug to you all!!!

    Bah-humbug to you all!!!
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    Buy battlefoam. You can get them from various...

    Buy battlefoam. You can get them from various manufacturers,.. but long story short, you can remove various sections of foam to "custom fit" each mini. These foam "sleeves" then stack on top of each...
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    I'm actually really bad about posting. But I do...

    I'm actually really bad about posting. But I do read most threads. And don't feel bad,.. no one really reads my WIP either. ;)
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    It shouldn't. But keep both the spray can, and...

    It shouldn't. But keep both the spray can, and the object to be sprayed in the house and warm. The 10 seconds that you are outside spraying shouldn't matter much. Though, if the air is really dry, it...
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    Well,.. on that note,... we could get a bunch of...

    Well,.. on that note,... we could get a bunch of us together that are willing to participate in this, and have a "sculpt-off" using the newly acquired figures. I'm game. And since we'll all be...
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    Love the dwarf

    Love the dwarf
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    If you have some snow flock (woodland scenic...

    If you have some snow flock (woodland scenic makes a decent one),.. get a little spray adhesive, and hold the nozzle straight over the model. Spray a quick little cloud straight up in the air over...
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    By frosted iron,.. do you mean with just a little...

    By frosted iron,.. do you mean with just a little snow resting on it? or encased in ice? And if so,..white ice? blue ice? clear ice? Can you find a photo or something that's sort of close to what you...
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    Note: for bending thin resin strips and other...

    Note: for bending thin resin strips and other such pieces, I highly recommend the plain ol' hairdryer. It allows you to get the heat fairly localized and applies jus enough heat to make the material...
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    I might even go a shade lighter on the grey in...

    I might even go a shade lighter on the grey in the folds of the white. And maybe a warmer or more neutral grey. The blue tint is coming through super strong.
  169. Thread: Camouflage

    by Webmonkey
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    Need a reference pic before weighing in.

    Need a reference pic before weighing in.
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    Not sure, but it could be the thinner. Are you...

    Not sure, but it could be the thinner. Are you using mineral spirits? If so, it may only be doing part of what you wish, or maybe not at all. Sometimes, oil paints need harsher chemicals to cut them....
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    Don't let Bailey fool ya,.. Dave's a top tier...

    Don't let Bailey fool ya,.. Dave's a top tier painter that we mere mortals can only aspire to. (He's a personal hero of mine, if for no other reason then the OSL that he did on that hobbit piece,.....
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    First off,.. don't sweat the scores. They are...

    First off,.. don't sweat the scores. They are wildly arbitrary. Plus,.. there's a few snipers over there that vote 1's on peoples work, just to knock the score down (for some unknown reason that I...
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    Maybe it's just the lighting,.. but the chest...

    Maybe it's just the lighting,.. but the chest green seems off. The legs/waist/face areas come across as an olive drab/camo green/hunter green. But that chest piece appears more,.. yellowish/limey as...
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    I'd say to tone down the shadows on the white....

    I'd say to tone down the shadows on the white. While pushing contrast is good in most cases,.. white is an exception. It's too bright and will never cast a black shadow upon itself. I suggest not...
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    I'm glad that you guys are enjoying my work. I've...

    I'm glad that you guys are enjoying my work. I've been trying to step outside of my comfort zone and try new things as of late. It's helping, because for the past few years, I really had felt like I...
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    No worries fox. I'm in the same boat as you....

    No worries fox. I'm in the same boat as you. Despite the amount of time I've been here and been painting,.. compared to most of these guys, I'm a total hack!!! It just looks like I know what I'm...
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    Yes,.. and all I had to sacrifice was 3/5ths of a...

    Yes,.. and all I had to sacrifice was 3/5ths of a virgin,.. and zabs soul,.. :p
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    Wonder if I should post just the base as it is to...

    Wonder if I should post just the base as it is to the voting thread,.. maybe I'll have a piece that will final break the 8.0 mark,.. :p
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    excellent work. Though, for more realism,.. I...

    excellent work. Though, for more realism,.. I wonder if the scratches wouldn't look better in metal, rather than light blue. (just my two cents)
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    No,.. I'll have to do a tutorial on the technique...

    No,.. I'll have to do a tutorial on the technique for you guys.
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    still a bit to go yet. lots of touch up, and the...

    still a bit to go yet. lots of touch up, and the column section design isn't even close to done. But for now,.. here's my feeble attempts at white marble and wood graining,.. such as they are,..
    ...
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    I do actually. But it's a secret,... I could tell...

    I do actually. But it's a secret,... I could tell you, but then I'd have to kill you,...
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    Not sure,.. i'll have to start painting and see...

    Not sure,.. i'll have to start painting and see what feels right. Probably go for something in a maple or cherry type look. Walnut might be too dark.
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    Just got a beautiful new 120mm plinth (display...

    Just got a beautiful new 120mm plinth (display base) from Mr. Jeff Wilhelm over at Dragon Forge. (If you guys haven't been over to see his site yet,.. you should.) That being said, I just hope I can...
  185. Thread: White Wash

    by Webmonkey
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    DR>> nothing particular,.. I just noticed that...

    DR>> nothing particular,.. I just noticed that virtually ever other color has a pre-thinned "wash" version of it. I was just curious why white doesn't. That being said, I know there are various inks...
  186. Thread: White Wash

    by Webmonkey
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    White Wash

    So I had a thought the other day, and I figured that I'd toss it out there to see what you guys think. I've looked at many different manufacturers of paints,.. GW, P3, Vallejo,.. etc. And they all...
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    Bam>> he actually posted it in the painting and...

    Bam>> he actually posted it in the painting and conversion thread, under "step by step". Just go over there and you'll see it. If not, I can grab the direct Addy for you if you prefer.
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    Ok,.. here's my shot at trying Baileys...

    Ok,.. here's my shot at trying Baileys tartan/plaid tutorial. All in all, I think it came out well enough. (even did the skirt under all chainmail). Also tried to work on my blending more. Did a bit...
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    And for what it's worth,.. here's my attempt at...

    And for what it's worth,.. here's my attempt at David's tutorial,..

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    I shall take this as a challenge then, and see if...

    I shall take this as a challenge then, and see if I can replicate the results.
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    This seems bit of a larger model, you should...

    This seems bit of a larger model, you should really try pastels or the skin shading. Easy to work with, fabulous results.
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    Welcome to the site! You have a solid foundation....

    Welcome to the site! You have a solid foundation. A little more work on the flesh will take this piece a long way.
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    You may also want to host your pics on an...

    You may also want to host your pics on an off-site server such as photo bucket and just point to them rather then trying to directly upload them here.
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    Ok,.. as you all know, I suck at blending. So...

    Ok,.. as you all know, I suck at blending. So here's an exercise I did yesterday. Specifically, the cape and the sword. I think it came out ok (to my eyes at least), but maybe you guys can look it...
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    Just using macro setting isn't always enough. Try...

    Just using macro setting isn't always enough. Try setting your iso down to around 100 or so. Also try setting your aperture (or f-stop) to about 16. Even with these settings, you may try using...
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    Inner circle,.. a facebook group. At least,...

    Inner circle,.. a facebook group. At least, there's a guy up there with the name of david powell and pics of your stuff,... not you??
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    So,.. I saw your profile pic on inner circle the...

    So,.. I saw your profile pic on inner circle the other day. You look nothing like I thought. (Am I the only one who assigns people here voices and faces according to their typing style as well as...
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    I think I'm calling this one done. I hope Ed and...

    I think I'm calling this one done. I hope Ed and Angel like it. I hope you guys like it too. All I ever see is the flaws in my own work though,. but I'm trying to be positive about this one.
    ...
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    Love these!!! Some days I wish I was half as...

    Love these!!! Some days I wish I was half as talented. The head spots are a great addition. I really need to work on my shading and highlighting, it always seems to have "steps" in it no matter how...
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    Looking good. Much cleaner lines. Keep going in...

    Looking good. Much cleaner lines. Keep going in this direction and you'll be an expert in no time. Once you get to the point where you feel that you have clean lines mastered, then we can start...
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