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    there is a well established technique of using...

    there is a well established technique of using hawk turquoise [now sotek blue] to highlight black.

    If i were trying to recreate the above effect, i'd be using sotek blue mixed with black and then...
  2. Oddly i found that the best way of doing tarmac...

    Oddly i found that the best way of doing tarmac was using the old kind of flock [made of sawdust type stuff] that is mainly green. If you add it to a fairl moist layer of pva glue and then put it...
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    Now that's brilliant Shawn :)

    Now that's brilliant Shawn :)
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    More likely a 'me' thing than a 'you' thing,...

    More likely a 'me' thing than a 'you' thing, think it's more that i haven't tried to put it into practise. I think i understood the principle, but the principle seems to be based on classical idea...
  5. o.O Your transitions look perfectly smooth in...

    o.O Your transitions look perfectly smooth in that picture... maybe someone else can offer obvious improvements but not I

    Edit: Although on a tangent, after seeing that Phantom... anyone here know...
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    as far as i'm aware, airbrushes are always a...

    as far as i'm aware, airbrushes are always a pretty good cheat so long as you can effectively spray from where the light would emanate.

    A lot of poeple are using airbrushes to do it

    A lot of...
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    Really good guide here: ...

    Really good guide here:

    http://handcannononline.com/blog/2011/08/05/tutorial-advanced-object-source-lighting/

    And if you check the sticky that's second from top, it has a massive list of links...
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    It may be the pictures but i think to achieve...

    It may be the pictures but i think to achieve really good glow/osl effects you need to push it a bit further.

    Overall though a fantastic job, really clean lines and transitions. You should be very...
  9. Hmmm, i've seen a few people using the VMA...

    Hmmm, i've seen a few people using the VMA silvered metallics but when i've used them they seem more 'glittery' than metallic... can't say i'm really a fan. [unless i'm doing something wrong which is...
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    All the above advice is great; from my own...

    All the above advice is great; from my own experience the clogging is almost always one of two reasons mentioned:

    Lumps in the paint. Follow Airhead's advice, i bought some very cheap tights...
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    To echo what others have said: The question i...

    To echo what others have said:

    The question i think you're basically asking is about saturation... you want a more desaturated effect [i'm basing this on what you've posted and the pictures...
  12. Dpending where you are based, it can also be...

    Dpending where you are based, it can also be referred to as 'White Tac' [rather than blu tac] In short, it's less adhesive and therefore won't pull paint off the mini so long as you are careful.
    ...
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    Ah that donut tank one looks just the business,...

    Ah that donut tank one looks just the business, my hobby one is starting to give up the ghost [has done fine for what appears to currently be the standard, they all seem to basically be the same...
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    So, final update on this. The compressor size is...

    So, final update on this. The compressor size is 1/8.

    After getting no reply form Bear Air about UK shipping I did a LOT of reading about airbrushes, reviews, part costs etc, etc, etc.

    And I...
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    *Edit* Woot! Finally have the fitting sizes...

    *Edit* Woot! Finally have the fitting sizes figure out /le sigh. The compressor has a 1/4 fitting but this attaches to the filter and moisture trap which then has a 1/8 standard fitting. Or that's...
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    No measure handy but to my eye the attachment...

    No measure handy but to my eye the attachment looks to be around 1/4 of an inch. I read somewhere though that Aztek have a different air hose attachment to the standard one. If thats not the case and...
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    Thanks Airhead, I had read your previous posts...

    Thanks Airhead, I had read your previous posts and seen that you'd owned [and given away] a couple of Azteks.

    From what you say, as a learning implement, the Jack-of-all-trades, non-fiddly, no...
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    Thank Einion, I did indeed check out the three...

    Thank Einion, I did indeed check out the three way article, sadly it's been reading up on the subject that has me so confused.

    Can you recommend a good US retailer for the set I linked? Google now...
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    Another Airbrush Thread - Help needed

    Ok so I recently bought a compressor and airbrush kit - http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110477957826&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT

    I'm still trying to figure out how to alter the...
  20. How about this one: Howling peaks champion......

    How about this one: Howling peaks champion... anyone?

    http://www.coolminiornot.com/126518
  21. Thanks for all the help airhead, just a couple...

    Thanks for all the help airhead, just a couple more questions; I hope you don\'t mind answering. The search function reveals you\'ve given a lot of advice on these things.

    When you suggest a...
  22. Fortunately there is a seller of this kind of...

    Fortunately there is a seller of this kind of airbrush that does replacement parts... just not as good a start up deal and i currently have a 10% off voucher for ebay so the price gets even better :)...
  23. Heh, thanks. Guess I\'ll ask about a warranty...

    Heh, thanks. Guess I\'ll ask about a warranty before i consider buying then.
  24. Help - Thoughts on this airbrush deal?

    I know there have been a few airbrush threads and i\'ve read through them.

    This seems to be the range that someone [nick] was recommending plus a compressor with tank.

    Can the guys with the...
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    Matty, that link goes to an NY Times thing?

    Matty, that link goes to an NY Times thing?
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    Are you playing the Burning Crusade version? ...

    Are you playing the Burning Crusade version?

    The best way to deal with strong enemy armies that are way bigger than you is to concentrate on taking as many strategic points as possible away from...
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    Blood Bowl :D Possibly the most fun mini game...

    Blood Bowl :D

    Possibly the most fun mini game ever.
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    Hmmm, someone who\'s only post is altruistically...

    Hmmm, someone who\'s only post is altruistically dropping by to tell us about the great service he got from a mini painting company.

    As one of the world\'s greatest living detectives, i call...
  29. I\'d just add that using a gloss varnish on the...

    I\'d just add that using a gloss varnish on the bottle is quite effective [glass in general] esp if you generally finish off with a matt varnish.
  30. Anyone else having problems with the site

    Whenever i try to go to something from the main CMON page it gives me that not found error page.

    Anyone else have this problem or know why it\'s happening to me?
  31. Oops, just re-read what i\'d posted and thought...

    Oops, just re-read what i\'d posted and thought i\'d clarify that i was talking about the sculpt on the face, not your paintjob
  32. The problem with the actual mini is that the face...

    The problem with the actual mini is that the face is very plain [think babara streisand after being hit in the face by a plank] so you\'ll have to bring the detail and expression to it if you want it...
  33. If you want a quick and easy way [since you...

    If you want a quick and easy way [since you mentioned 200+] Mix black and hawk turquoise [about 1 black to 2 hawk] and wet brush this on. Then add about 50/50 codex grey to this mix and use it to...
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    To be fair, i\'m not sure that the photograph is...

    To be fair, i\'m not sure that the photograph is quite good enough to show the real state of the mini. With a crisp white though, you need an aweful lot of thin layers [and clean water] so make it...
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    In my opinion, with using a number of close...

    In my opinion, with using a number of close natural shades you need to force the contrast slightly so that the edges of different areas are more apparent and detail isn\'t lost. But a smooth and nice...
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    Thanks for the help guys. I fired of an order on...

    Thanks for the help guys. I fired of an order on the Reaper site despite the $16 shipping :D They had a few minis that were too nice to resist.
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    Aha. that would be where i went wrong because i...

    Aha. that would be where i went wrong because i was using that to look for a specific mini... doh!

    Do they ship to the UK does anyone know?
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    Reaper minis

    Anyone know if there is a reliable source for Reaper minis in the UK?

    Plus, anyone know how to actually find the mini you want in their catalogue? Why they don\'t have a keyword search i just do...
  39. Ard coat for protection, then Dullcote to sort...

    Ard coat for protection, then Dullcote to sort the shizzle out...

    I managed to find a few cans when i first joined cmon.

    Problem is that due to regs, spray cans can\'t be shipped...
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    I\'ve always liked how smooth you get things....

    I\'ve always liked how smooth you get things. Your freehand never fails to amaze me. Any chance you could do some WIP\'s while doing freehand sometime please? A tute would be sweet :)
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    *Goes to dig out his ultimates book* Haven\'t...

    *Goes to dig out his ultimates book*

    Haven\'t read it in a while, could very well be that you\'re right.

    And yeah, i worked for GW a bunch of times over the years but most recently at HQ in...
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    Frank miller just makes great comics. Dark Knight...

    Frank miller just makes great comics. Dark Knight Returns was the first ever comic to hit me on a visceral level. Watchmen was something someone recommended later in life as a \'must read\' and,...
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    Thanks dude, i\'ll have to give that a try if i...

    Thanks dude, i\'ll have to give that a try if i ever get round to them. I\'m stalled atm on whether my craftworld colours are really working for me... time for a few more test model guardians...
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    Any chance of a quick guide to how you did the...

    Any chance of a quick guide to how you did the cobweb details on the Warp Spiders?
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    I did see that, but i still have no idea on the...

    I did see that, but i still have no idea on the relative size comparisons. Reckon i\'ll have to just try and take a good guess.
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    the \'Flat\' plastics were designed with box sets...

    the \'Flat\' plastics were designed with box sets in mind [still are if you check out the new warhammer,] they needed to lay flat.

    The other issues were plastics technology, it was dificult to get...
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    Sizes of brush

    Looking at picking up some Windsor and Newton 7 series... then realised i don\'t know what the equivalent size of a GW standard brush is in order to work out what size brushes i\'m after. Can someone...
  48. Warmachine is like old school GW. Powerful units...

    Warmachine is like old school GW. Powerful units and characters with special rules, and quite a number of the minis look great.

    Racham do some very nice, very detailed minis but i\'m told the game...
  49. I\'m hoping for a GW staff discount on some...

    I\'m hoping for a GW staff discount on some Eldar... Passing my driving test would be sweet too :D
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    Actually, it\'s simply a space issue. GW...

    Actually, it\'s simply a space issue.

    GW release new minis, they need space for them, simple as. They\'ve done this many, many times in the past. Some of the choices this time look a little odd to...
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    Look at the demographics of most people who join...

    Look at the demographics of most people who join the military. Then try telling them realistically how much choice many of them had.
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    Got an 8 from me. I think the painting looks...

    Got an 8 from me. I think the painting looks great, but more and bigger photos of the assassin would help.

    The composition looks a little awkward to me and i\'m not sure that the bits of gold go...
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    Do you mean to sculpt weapons and similar things?...

    Do you mean to sculpt weapons and similar things?

    That would be miliput, my understanding is that it takes straight edges better than green stuff.
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    So would it not have been more appropriate to let...

    So would it not have been more appropriate to let those people get rid of him? Of course it would have taken a while as after the first Gulf War most of the elements set to rebel were killed as...
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    Oh, i should probably name check Mike Anderson...

    Oh, i should probably name check Mike Anderson too. Someone who\'s minis inspired me to play with more naturalistic shades and variations on similar colours while allowing them all to stand out.
    ...
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    There\'s a book after \'Escalation\'? Oh, and...

    There\'s a book after \'Escalation\'?

    Oh, and thanks for reminding me about the cards, had forgotten about those lol
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    I have no idea if it\'s on Cmon anywhere, but an...

    I have no idea if it\'s on Cmon anywhere, but an old diorama by Mike Mcvey of a chaplain on the [at the time] new Space marine bike and an Exodite... for me that was a perfect moment in terms of...
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    Plus, y\'know, England did have a parliment at...

    Plus, y\'know, England did have a parliment at that time. People got to vote and everything. The founding fathers didn\'t pull their democratic system out of the air, they build upon the democracy...
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    Yeah, loads of invading armies have bought...

    Yeah, loads of invading armies have bought democracy... oh no, wait, thats just not the case is it :rolleyes:
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    Khador Spriggan

    The new Khador warjack with the lance, anyone know where the rules were printed?

    Cheers
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    Seems to have a lot of good feedback though... ...

    Seems to have a lot of good feedback though...

    My immediate question is where he finds the time to paint all those models to Eavy Metal standards ??? Got to be a scam in there somewhere.
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    Um what are FW artist inks and where would i look...

    Um what are FW artist inks and where would i look for them in the UK? A white Ink sounds like the business :)
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    Um, you guys are missing a point with GW... ...

    Um, you guys are missing a point with GW...

    They do Limited Edition models, which are just what they say, limited.

    More commonly though they do Special Edition models, which means almost...
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    The problem with GW [and i mean the old email...

    The problem with GW [and i mean the old email response stuff] was that for every genuine enquirey, you had about 50 emails about nothing, rubbish or questions you could answer for yourself if you...
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    I always have a bit of a personal debate when i...

    I always have a bit of a personal debate when i can see that a mini has been well painted, but still leaves me cold.

    I guess i\'m saying that scores are subjective based on a lot of criteria....
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    I posted my jome made effort a while back, not...

    I posted my jome made effort a while back, not sure i remember where.
    Used a cardboard box for the frame work and parchment paper to diffuse the light... job\'s a goodun for the cost of a couple of...
  67. Thread: Stubble

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    Stubble

    Anyone have, or know an article with, a good way to paint stubble on a human?
    For the unshaven/shaved head type situation.

    Not tried it before and unsure whether a dark wash is best, glazing thin...
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    Replace the 001 of your country dialling code...

    Replace the 001 of your country dialling code with +1

    As it does mention in what you say about needing a plus sign
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    So slightly off topic - What brushes would people...

    So slightly off topic - What brushes would people recommend and where in the UK can people purchase them? Plus, what would the sizes equal in other ranges?

    One of the big advantages GW have is the...
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    Actually, i do genuinley wonder what it would...

    Actually, i do genuinley wonder what it would cost to buy a master copy of a model? There are a number of casting companies around after all...
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    Meh, i\'ve been trying to find someone sellinjg...

    Meh, i\'ve been trying to find someone sellinjg the Howling Peaks Champion for a month now ever since i saw one on this site... and cannot find a single stockist who has one for love nor money.

    If...
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    Rawr! Thanks guys, all sorted now :D

    Rawr! Thanks guys, all sorted now :D
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    Voting - Settings

    I\'m hoping someone can help. Whenever i click the \'Start Voting\' button at the moment, i am only being shown Privateer Press minis. I\'m wondering if there is a settings menu that i may have...
  74. Thread: Banksy

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    Well lets see... my car would become worth quite...

    Well lets see... my car would become worth quite a lot more due to Banksy\'s popularity.

    And your quote about torturing the elephant by painting it... are you a Sun reader by any chance?
  75. Thread: Banksy

    by the alleycat
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    Yup, i\'m with Mr Munkie on this one too. The...

    Yup, i\'m with Mr Munkie on this one too.

    The thing about grafitti is that a lot of people have only ever encountered \'tagging\'... which is where kids with spray cans make a mess on a wall.
  76. There really is no way to predict what people are...

    There really is no way to predict what people are going to like, in many cases i suspect that a dislike of the mini itself can bring a lower score to even a good paint job.

    There is also the issue...
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    I emailed Gamers Quest a few days ago to find out...

    I emailed Gamers Quest a few days ago to find out about the mini and haven\'t heard back yet... so going to have to decide whether to part with $30 to get it from france.
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    Lol, told you i\'d been away. Forgot to let the...

    Lol, told you i\'d been away. Forgot to let the pic go live before i posted :rolleyes:

    I\'ll bump when the link works

    *edit* photo went live have ammended the link in the first post.
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    Back with the brushes

    Ok, so after a hiatus of a year or so, i\'ve managed to finish painting a mini.

    Having my camera stolen a month after buying it, girlfriend introducing World of Warcraft to the home and various...
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    Thanks very much :) Clearly my French is...

    Thanks very much :)

    Clearly my French is lacking...
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    Avicenna, WOW! That\'s a beautiful job you did on...

    Avicenna, WOW! That\'s a beautiful job you did on your mini...

    Star-Player doesn\'t even list the illyad minis at all, guess i\'ll have to wait till gamer-quest are in stock :(
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    Thanks... but they list it as unavailable, or is...

    Thanks... but they list it as unavailable, or is the site just awaiting an update?
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    Iilyad Minis

    Anyone know who sells Ilyad miniatures in the UK?

    I saw a picture of their howling peaks champion the other day and would very much like to paint on but i have no idea who might sell them in the...
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    Bases and slate

    Ok, generally my bases are pretty plain and unadorned as i came to things with a gamer attitude. Recently i\'ve been wanting some sexier bases but realised i have no idea where to buy slate [i think...
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    I believe you can get a Paypal account merely by...

    I believe you can get a Paypal account merely by having a regular bank account... If you\'re too young for one of those, ask your parents nicely. If you\'re in the UK there is no excuse since at...
  86. Thread: Avatar?

    by the alleycat
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    Avatar?

    Ok, in the FAQ it says that the avatar option is in the Profile section but i only seem to have a list of Gif\'s. Anyone able to advise me how i can upload my own avatar at all?

    Any help...
  87. If i\'m honest, those seem like pretty basically...

    If i\'m honest, those seem like pretty basically sculpted figures... not really something i\'d part with cash for atm :cry:
  88. Whats the saying? Something like \'Daughters are...

    Whats the saying? Something like \'Daughters are gods revenge on men\'... something like that ;)
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    So are the GW forums... otherwise all of those...

    So are the GW forums... otherwise all of those people would have to find other forums and you wouldn\'t know where to avoid ;p
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