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    Yes (sorry for the "late" reply...lol)

    Yes (sorry for the "late" reply...lol)
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    Ok I reposted the whole project here ...

    Ok I reposted the whole project here

    http://www.coolminiornot.com/346630

    I was going to just update the pictures as suggested by Dragonsreach but didn't know if this would reset the votes so I...
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    Thank you both guys! I put much effort in trying...

    Thank you both guys! I put much effort in trying to make a nice base, that was in context with the mood of the model.
    About the pictures, I made some other tests and I think I finally reached a good...
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    Thank you Dragon... still experimenting but ok...

    Thank you Dragon... still experimenting but ok this is the way to go it seems... still many shadows are eaten up from the light but I think I found a way to preserve them more. Tonite I will repost...
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    Here are new shoots made with my brand new DIY...

    Here are new shoots made with my brand new DIY lightbox. I have to say the original shots I posted, even if darker and grainy, are much more akin to the model seen live. Those are way more "brighter"...
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    Thank you mate encouraging feedback ;)

    Thank you mate encouraging feedback ;)
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    I just built a DIY lightbox.. really!! Tomorrow...

    I just built a DIY lightbox.. really!! Tomorrow I'll try to take some better shots. It was about time to do this step.
    Now I just have to test a bit with the light(s) position, ISO, aperture and all...
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    Hallo Dragon, I appreciate your comments. About...

    Hallo Dragon, I appreciate your comments. About the firtst picture ofc it was sort of "artistic-heavily-retouched" presentation of the piece.
    The following shots, like you said are not good. I mean...
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    Thank you mister!! I was about to ask if you...

    Thank you mister!! I was about to ask if you were... then I read your signature lol
    Saw your girls, very nice indeed!
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    [346076] Sasia Samaris (Rackham)

    Direct link:
    http://www.coolminiornot.com/346630

    Name of the small diorama (wich is just an elaborated base) is: Pod 8 since she's patrolling between pods overviewing extraction operations :P
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    Article: NMM Bronze and you

    You can view the page at http://www.coolminiornot.com/articles/content.php?1808-nmm-bronze-and-you&
  12. About the ice (clear silicone)... maybe I should...

    About the ice (clear silicone)... maybe I should have given more layers of gloss varnish. I'll keep this for next icy project ;)
  13. Thanks!!! You're right this was also my first...

    Thanks!!! You're right this was also my first attempt at adding blood (yes) to a model.. so I have a bit overdone with it on the sword ;)
    Nonetheless the gore on the severed head looks nice seen...
  14. Leader of the pack (Tyrant of Vile-Tis) Rackham

    http://coolminiornot.com/242062

    Metallics are NMM. Gore and icicles were made with clear silicone (+red acrylic for gore) and then coated with varnish to keep them "wet".

    If yuou have any...
  15. Thread: Xmas Xtreme

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    Thank you all guys :)

    Thank you all guys :)
  16. Thread: Xmas Xtreme

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    Thank you mate :)

    Thank you mate :)
  17. Thread: Xmas Xtreme

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    Xmas Xtreme

    http://coolminiornot.com/238497

    http://www.hakkar.it/xmanightx/mukka.jpg

    The model is 28mm board to head.
    The snow wave near the board and icicles are made with silicon.
    I had really a funny...
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    I don't understand how this masterpiece could...

    I don't understand how this masterpiece could only take bronze, by the way thanks for the massive tutorial.
  19. I managed to find a guy with works with...

    I managed to find a guy with works with plexiglass here and find a nice solution that may be useful to some of you.
    That\'s what I use for basing now, a picture frame (wich has a 2mm external...
  20. Thread: grymn squad

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    LOOOOL!!! lol Wonderful comparison!

    LOOOOL!!! lol Wonderful comparison!
  21. Thread: grymn squad

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    seems wonderful! you can add barrels or rats!

    seems wonderful! you can add barrels or rats!
  22. Updated with base and several revisions on the...

    Updated with base and several revisions on the model. Go to first post of this topic for full shots and WIP shots
    Here is a preview:

    http://www.hakkar.it/xmanightx/ori/orifiamma-full.jpg
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    Thank you mate, that\'s what I wanted to see.. ...

    Thank you mate, that\'s what I wanted to see..

    Awesome sculpt and painting of course (both versions... but I love Mike :D)

    Keep on. On september I\'ll buy it. Size? 28mm? 54mm?
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    I would have liked to see this spainted from Mike...

    I would have liked to see this spainted from Mike McVie
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    Thank you toshi your comments are welcome. ...

    Thank you toshi your comments are welcome.

    About the base, yes in the picture shots you have the feeling is overcrowded with foliages, but watching the model in real 3d I can assure you have the...
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    sweeet!!!!!!!

    sweeet!!!!!!!
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    I agree.. very neat and inspiring job

    I agree.. very neat and inspiring job
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    I bought the foliage in japan from a Kamizukuri...

    I bought the foliage in japan from a Kamizukuri retailer: http://www.tasca-modellismo.com/english/emain.html

    Then I painted them adding some gloss medium to make the foliage look shiny.
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    Thank you mate! it\'s really encouraging for me...

    Thank you mate! it\'s really encouraging for me since it\'s my first one really.
    I took WIP shoots of the base, I\'ll try to post a \"tutorial\" asap. I don\'t know if the word \"tutorial\" is...
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    thank you mate. I thought you would appreciate...

    thank you mate. I thought you would appreciate all the foliage since you are working on trees lately :)

    About the bronze I don\'t know why but in those latetes pictures it looks really worse than...
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    First post updated with finished model and base.

    First post updated with finished model and base.
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    Thank you all for your kind answers. They look...

    Thank you all for your kind answers.
    They look very dynamic and that\'s what I like in them.. I\'ll definitely buy one (I have my green stuff here ready to go)
  33. Thread: A few trees

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    they are WONDERFUL!! foliage looks real..

    they are WONDERFUL!! foliage looks real..
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    Gamezone restock

    O just saw the pieces in restock and they seem really inspiring! Did you paint gamezone minis? How are them compared to Rackham? Do they have all those details? 28mm right like GW Warhammer?

    Are...
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    tank you for hints on skin tones. english...

    tank you for hints on skin tones.

    english uniform and graveyard earth are? (red and grey?)
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    nice to see the tree \"in action\" :D wonderful...

    nice to see the tree \"in action\" :D
    wonderful atmosphere and lovely hairs!
    great foliage and composition.
    gg
  37. Thread: Rhymaïss

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    For superb ivy consider ordering those:...

    For superb ivy consider ordering those:
    http://www.tasca-modellismo.com/seihin/kamizukuri/ivy.jpg

    From www.tascamodellismo.com

    I bought them from Italy without problems (14 days to get them).
  38. Thank u Aidan. This could be a good idea.... btw...

    Thank u Aidan. This could be a good idea.... btw I want to rebase this one and when done I\'ll have a pro photographer to take shots so maybe he can get enough contrast/resolution to crop the bg...
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    Damn mate!!! this is the next model I have to...

    Damn mate!!! this is the next model I have to paint and I was thinking of a snow base as well... I have to change my plans (I\'m not joking!).
    I think i will drop the red armor scheme and go for...
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    Even if the medel isn\'t amazing is a nice...

    Even if the medel isn\'t amazing is a nice model... I want to try to re-base. After I will experience my first base/mini-diorama for Umran Kal, I will go for the Oriflame and then for this one. I...
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    it\'s outstanding. I already saw it and saw it on...

    it\'s outstanding. I already saw it and saw it on auction with my surprise for such a stunning piece of paint (I would keep him very close to me always!lol).
    I don\'t know how is it to work on 70mm...
  42. Yes I used layering for every transition (and for...

    Yes I used layering for every transition (and for highlights) if for layering you mean glazing.. adding tons of water to the color and drawing multiple times until you see some changes lol

    Thanks...
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    Hi Alien. Yes I tend to use layering for...

    Hi Alien. Yes I tend to use layering for everything.. this model is from many the last one I made before Umran Kal and is where I saw real improvements in my layering tech (glazing?).
    Far from being...
  44. Thank you cleen X. Yep I don\'t like the banner...

    Thank you cleen X. Yep I don\'t like the banner work as well... probably today I would make it different... by the way I must say that on the real model (wich is the size in the lower right corner)...
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    thank you mates I love him too and painting NMM...

    thank you mates I love him too and painting NMM was really fun.
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    The Red Lioness - Rackham 32mm

    My last repost wich I was finally able to take decent shots of. Sorry for spamming... I took new pics of those 3 models and the pics that were up before were absolutly horrible.
    For this one as well...
  47. Scorpion Oriflame - Rackham 32mm (revised and based)

    I finished the basing job. This is my second base overall and I must say I\'m pretty satisfied with the result. Also I did some improvements to the mini changing colors for the tunic and...
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    Dasyatis Clone 2 - Rackham 32mm

    Finally I managed to take some decent shots of this old models and reposted.
    My second \"serious\" attempt at NMM steel.. I remember I was very happy with the results. NMM in so fun.

    Don\'t look...
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    Thank you all mates for the encouragement. A 10...

    Thank you all mates for the encouragement. A 10 from you alien is a 11 for me so big thanks again..

    About the base.. I contacted a guy who builds frames for pictures and let him build a very small...
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    Ok the model is finished! I don\'t post it as an...

    Ok the model is finished! I don\'t post it as an entry yet since the base (mini-diorama) is missing... but I post here the pictures of the finished model in the meawhile.
    I took the photoshots.....
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    It\'s almost done. This thread has become a WIP...

    It\'s almost done. This thread has become a WIP one I know.. but I\'m posting just in case someone needs some infos on color scheme or something else.
    ...
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    LOooollz! Me too!!! Thanks for the comments....

    LOooollz! Me too!!!
    Thanks for the comments. Gonna work on it in those days. I just miss the severed heads tied to the belt (talking about severed heads tied to a belt like if it is a normal thing...
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    This is a WIP of the rider. Sorry for the bad...

    This is a WIP of the rider. Sorry for the bad shots...

    Mettalics are as always NMM.

    http://www.hakkar.it/_forum-world-of-warcraft/public/koda/200961134639_umran-rider.jpg
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    Thx aliengod3 I saw your models and is really a...

    Thx aliengod3 I saw your models and is really a great comment said from you.
    The orc is halfway finished. I had some doubts on the main big shoulder (chekered or bronze) but finally I opted for full...
  55. Thread: painting red

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    I usually shade adding a bit of blue wash (ink)....

    I usually shade adding a bit of blue wash (ink).
    Shading with inks (and glazing in general) will give a shiny finish. Having inks in the mix allow you an easier (maybe a bit better too) control over...
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    Thak you both mates! This really incourages me...

    Thak you both mates!
    This really incourages me to keep painting and most of all keep improving and experiencing new colors and techniques, going on from where i left.
    This time I have the feeling I...
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    thank you mate. after many years of no painting,...

    thank you mate. after many years of no painting, this is a good way for me to \"rememeber\" and improve, a good benchmark since the mini is really complex with many many different particular to...
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    Umran Kal - Rackham 32mm (finished)

    Finally I managed to finish and base the model.

    http://www.coolminiornot.com/226211

    Metals are all NMM and this is my very first attempt at basing...
    I\'m pretty satisfied but I made tons of...
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    I found a nice tutorial on the method you...

    I found a nice tutorial on the method you described using Nylon.
    Very simple yet effective.

    http://ogrestronghold.com/main/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=65&Itemid=30
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    very good tips thank you all mates... I\'ll let...

    very good tips thank you all mates... I\'ll let you know the results when I experiment a bit with all this
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    Interesting suggestions (I\'m a complete noob...

    Interesting suggestions (I\'m a complete noob with basing and dioramas).

    \"The icicles can be made with transparent glue\" I miss how you can get the glue to solidify like icicles.

    Also how...
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    The snow and ice on Ulrik

    http://www.coolminiornot.com/158395

    Awesome.
    Any hints on how to obtain all the snow/ice effects on this base:
    - The \"melted\" snow on the ground
    - The snowflakes on models
    - The icy dropping...
  63. Article: Ujahu: part II - painting the figure

    You can view the page at http://www.coolminiornot.com/articles/content.php?1814-ujahu-part-ii-painting-the-figure&
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    Ok I\'m going to llok for it.. Here stores are...

    Ok I\'m going to llok for it.. Here stores are not much big and it won\'t be an easy task :)
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    Hi Kamui K. No this isn\'t. You use ink instead...

    Hi Kamui K.
    No this isn\'t. You use ink instead of acrylics (wich is already much more thin) and also add water to it. When you dry your brush (ALMOST completely) your kinda glazing around......
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    Much faster than layering and much smoother. You...

    Much faster than layering and much smoother. You have to use layering just for highlits.
    It\'s fast because you are using an extremely darker color to shade (black ink for white or grey, blue+red...
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    About scanning the models directly (not hte pics...

    About scanning the models directly (not hte pics of them) here you can see how much of the blending is messed up:
    http://www.audiopro.it/userz/rackham/shields.jpg
    This is the shield of my last...
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    LOL! This could be an idea.. I hope I can do this...

    LOL! This could be an idea.. I hope I can do this asap with step by step pics! :)
    In hte meanwhile I\'ll post a more detailed way of doing this on a NMM sword at the end of this post (simplest case...
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    Irix the Fury - ID: 32253

    As requested from farseerlum, I explain where I used inks to blend on the model.
    http://www.coolminiornot.com/?id=32253
    Almost everywhere.. :)
    Usually my tech is this: medium basecoat, highliths...
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    I guess changing colors from the start would give...

    I guess changing colors from the start would give the same effect (white-yellow/dark brown-light brown) for gold.
    Washing all over the blended area (actually glazing) with yellow shouldn\'t give a...
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    This is a cool idea vallan!! Really... It would...

    This is a cool idea vallan!! Really... It would be useful to have the pics on!

    About the \"runes\" on Irix staff.. I deleted them and started from scratch!! Yep! I don\'t want random symbols but a...
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    Chrispy: Thanks mand for your suggestion (I...

    Chrispy:
    Thanks mand for your suggestion (I already read and printed out your great article.. )
    By the way I guess you were right on many points. First of all the blade looks upwards so there...
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    Help with SENMM

    I don\'t like the effect that came up on Irix staff. It should be a SENMM effect but it\'s not very realistic...
    Consider that this is a direct scan of the model, so it has a huge amount of light...
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    Here are 2 new shots (direct scans) of the helm...

    Here are 2 new shots (direct scans) of the helm done with the inks shading. Even the horns are shaded that way and even the weapon.
    Now about the weapon... it\'s still heavily work in progress. It...
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    LOL

    LOL
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    Back up!

    Back up!
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    I understand the \"wash\" thing (I opened a...

    I understand the \"wash\" thing (I opened a topic also about shding with inks on this forum.
    The thing I still miss is the \"wetblending\"
    I use really watered colours too, adding more and more...
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    cold out here By goatman ID: 31369

    How did you obtain such a smooooooth blending on the models????????!! This makes me anger! :flame:
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    Thanx VLRM

    Thanx VLRM
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    Now it has been down for 3-4 days

    Now it has been down for 3-4 days
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    www.confrontation.fr down?

    Any1 knows what happened to the site?
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    Here you can see the effect on Irix helm and skin...

    Here you can see the effect on Irix helm and skin (work in progress) from a close up view

    http://www.audiopro.it/userz/rackham/irixbeta2.jpg
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    I\'ll take close up pics of the areas where the...

    I\'ll take close up pics of the areas where the \"ink shade\" effect or the glaze (ink smoothing) effect is more visible as soon as possible and post them.
    I\'m happy if this helps improve some tech.
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    Shading with inks

    http://en-forum.confrontation.fr/viewtopic.php?t=359
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