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  1. Thread: orc skin

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    It would help if you could post some pictures of...

    It would help if you could post some pictures of examples of how you'd want it to look like.

    And then of course, how much time are you willing to invest..
  2. Thread: Sproket's WIP

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    Fun fact: Gorillas actually have black tongues...

    Fun fact: Gorillas actually have black tongues. Which of course, is a very boring colour, and confusing to some. :P

    Nice to see you getting those blues in, dark purples work as well for some hue...
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    You're welcome. There might be some inaccuracies,...

    You're welcome. There might be some inaccuracies, because of the unfamiliar angles on some parts and proportions. But eh, it's good to learn anatomy for things like this.




    I kind of consider...
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    Hey Moonmin, since I really love your spirit and...

    Hey Moonmin, since I really love your spirit and drive in sculpting, I wanted to help you a bit and give you some anatomical suggestions with a paintover I did. Hope it makes sense, if it doesn't,...
  5. Here is a relatively interesting timeline of the...

    Here is a relatively interesting timeline of the history of historical wargaming:

    http://www-personal.umich.edu/~beattie/timeline2.html

    Which is kind of the origin of the whole current...
  6. I see everyone has gone over to 'game changing'...

    I see everyone has gone over to 'game changing' individuals. But what about a more recent game changer for the industry.

    What about 3d printing?
    That's definitely a game changer as far as I'm...
  7. Hah I would have expected as much. Thanks for the...

    Hah I would have expected as much. Thanks for the reply. :D I will certainly be entering the contest.
  8. This is actually a quite interesting thread. As...

    This is actually a quite interesting thread. As far as subcultures go, the miniature painting scene is kind of hard to pin down. Since it is so spread out and governs quite a lot of different kinds...
  9. Ooh I actually might participate in this. Being...

    Ooh I actually might participate in this. Being more of a 2d artist dabbling in miniatures. And I know you've got some good sculptors there at MAOW miniatures, I'd love to give them an interesting...
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    I have the same problems but I just trudge...

    I have the same problems but I just trudge through it.

    It takes quite some effort to reprogram the page to make it fit mobile devices. You kind of have to build the webpage from scratch, again,...
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    I guess it really is a case of lost in...

    I guess it really is a case of lost in translation there. As I said, it's okay, no offense taken (just confusion). :D
    I did learn about the problematic bending of thick plasticard.

    This was just...
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    You know I could've possibly just been agreeing...

    You know I could've possibly just been agreeing with your post and amending? No need to ridicule me.
    I'm not sure why you two think I was trying to explain a simple sentence like that, because that...
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    Thinking the same, you might need to use thicker...

    Thinking the same, you might need to use thicker plasticard, if you can bend that as well. And there might need to be more spacing between the 'cowl' and the 'mouth grills' as well I think. Also,...
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    The ring could work compositionally though if...

    The ring could work compositionally though if you'd put a scourge right in front of it, co-centric circles and detail do attract attention, which can then be used to your benefit.

    But yeah, I...
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    Sounds like you've been plenty busy! The dome...

    Sounds like you've been plenty busy!

    The dome looks magnificent. I want to touch it and caress it. Though I might make it dirty. Definitely an improvement, it's a part worth spending so much time...
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    According to kicktraq, if it would proceed at...

    According to kicktraq, if it would proceed at it's current rate all to the deadline it would get to 11834% of its goal! Which is about 4.1 million. Yeah, crazy. Not going to happen but this...
  17. Thread: Helbrute

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    At first I was like: "What's he talking about I...

    At first I was like: "What's he talking about I can't see his eyes..." And then I noticed which eyes you were talking about...d'oh

    Great atmosphere on the mini, though the slightly distracting...
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    It is very confusing indeed since different...

    It is very confusing indeed since different colour wheels tend to come from different perspectives. And I don't fully agree that only one needs to be considered and is 'most correct'.

    This website...
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    Ooh look, new parts for your Lucius Warhound! :D...

    Ooh look, new parts for your Lucius Warhound! :D

    It'd be tricky to find bubbles or damage with this model I guess, since the model itself is already so worn up. That is, if you're not unlucky and...
  20. Thread: Nemetis

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    Lovely, it has great depth to it and muted yet...

    Lovely, it has great depth to it and muted yet vibrant colours. I really think you did the miniature justice, I like it better than the official Rackham paintjob.
    Question, because it bugs me...
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    Ah yes, photos aren't always the most reliable...

    Ah yes, photos aren't always the most reliable source for colour information. Especially in this day and age:

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    Looks kinda pretty though.



    Cool article, thanks for that.
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    Awesome stuff! It's always nice to see a sculptor...

    Awesome stuff! It's always nice to see a sculptor let loose and do daring dynamic poses and do them effectively. This is...fimo right?
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    'Generally white'. It's sad how limited human...

    'Generally white'. It's sad how limited human vision really is, because the moon is actually quite colourful. Ah well.
    There's still the indirect illumination from the reflected light from the...
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    Looks good. The colour spread and blends are well...

    Looks good. The colour spread and blends are well proportioned. But if you want to make it 'glow'. You'll need some white in there as well, especially in the thicker part at the top. Having a little...
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    The design came out pretty awesome though (even...

    The design came out pretty awesome though (even though it doesn't look very 'orky', it does look unique). But that's where you've got a lot more experience on your belt.
    Getting those sharp edges...
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    Ouch, that mold displacement looks painful. I...

    Ouch, that mold displacement looks painful. I physically cringed.

    With the amazon the colours 'work' as far as definition goes, just one model brightly painted like that tends to stand out more...
  27. Ah the male kangaroo lizard. :) Magnificent. I...

    Ah the male kangaroo lizard. :) Magnificent. I think you're already off to a good start. Planning and preparation with large and involved projects is vital. Doing experimentations, working out...
  28. "Once these resin kits are sold out, we will not...

    "Once these resin kits are sold out, we will not be getting anymore."
    Well that explains the price at least.
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    It's an 'old' nob from the boxed nob set which...

    It's an 'old' nob from the boxed nob set which contained a set of tin nobs, one with a banner.

    http://chaosorc.com/images/Warhammer%2040K%20Space%20Ork%20Nobz%20Boxed%20Set.jpg
  30. In the end, the difference really doesn't matter....

    In the end, the difference really doesn't matter. It's just a matter of preference. Some paints can also be cheaper than others, but the quality can also be less. I personally like the squeezing pots...
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    Hahaha thanks guys. It's nice to have my...

    Hahaha thanks guys. It's nice to have my criticism to be appreciated, it rarely is. :)

    But on the word usage and such. English isn't my native language. So my word choice isn't natural, I learned...
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    Hi there! Okay it's probably time I responded...

    Hi there!

    Okay it's probably time I responded as well, as I heard you want to have honest critique no matter if rude. Well I can do that. :D
    As I usually try really hard not to come off as rude...
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    On the front of the loincloth the leopard pattern...

    On the front of the loincloth the leopard pattern is looking pretty good. On the back...not so much. Little too random. Keep in mind that the spots are very regularily spaced and in such a small...
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    Blogs? I only found out about those a month ago....

    Blogs? I only found out about those a month ago. Look at my join date. Yeah.

    Just plonk it in the forums, like everyone else. It works pretty well, if you just update your thread regularily and...
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    Pfuh-whah? How can you not stand to paint orks?...

    Pfuh-whah? How can you not stand to paint orks? I'm personally more annoyed by scantily clad generic female warriors/sorcerors. :P
    (all the smooth skin..)

    This just really shows how tastes can...
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    Well I'd say paint any miniature you like. That's...

    Well I'd say paint any miniature you like. That's what motivates me at least, seeing a nice looking miniature and wanting to do it justice (though I rarely do, but yeah you get my gist).

    Or just...
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    Oh wait, could it just be that thinner is only a...

    Oh wait, could it just be that thinner is only a pigment solvent-binder agent? While mediums usually also contain other things that aid the flow and extend the use of the paint. Also, you can use...
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    That sounds mighty interesting. I really need to...

    That sounds mighty interesting. I really need to try that, although I have never heard of 'thinset PROWELD' before. But a quick google search gave me that it's a fairly strong plastic adhesive,...
  39. Thread: TomasP WIP

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    Also, my advice is probably why I almost never...

    Also, my advice is probably why I almost never really finish my minis. :D Yeah, go with that.
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    Hmmm. Good point. Not all of them? I've got to...

    Hmmm. Good point. Not all of them?

    I've got to be honest here and admit I've never used miniature 'thinning mediums'.
    Though saying it like that, yeah.

    But my Winsor & Newton Galeria Matt...
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    I wasn't saying it looked bad or not cool, quite...

    I wasn't saying it looked bad or not cool, quite the contrary.

    Though there's different kinds of cool, and me being kind of a science buff...yeah. :P But that comes down to style as well I guess....
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    You'll be better off with acrylic medium rather...

    You'll be better off with acrylic medium rather then acrylic thinners. In my experience I can still get some nice amount of paint out of a semi-dry pot with some acrylic medium. It won't be the 100%...
  43. Orcs! Ho yez. Sounds like one massive army,...

    Orcs! Ho yez. Sounds like one massive army, lovely.

    Have you thought about trying to pressmold some orc warriors? They seem doable.
    ...
  44. Thread: changeling

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    Love the macabre yet still vibrant look to it....

    Love the macabre yet still vibrant look to it. That can be really tricky to pull off.

    The flames, I don't like so much. Common flames are mostly orange-yellow and very little red and even if they...
  45. Thread: TomasP WIP

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    Skin is looking nice and soft, like a baby...

    Skin is looking nice and soft, like a baby almost. Actually looks pretty good. But you could punch up the seperate muscle groups slightly towards white to give it more contrast and make him look...
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    Whoops, I think I need to disagree slightly with...

    Whoops, I think I need to disagree slightly with that tutorial there dear Sproket. Even though your painting skills far exceed mine (especially in the neatness part, I'm a sloppy little bastard), I...
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    National brand of acrylics? Yeah that might be...

    National brand of acrylics? Yeah that might be it...acrylic paints used for 2d painting, especially the cheap 'n affordable ones are much lower in pigment (and it's harder to achieve a smooth...
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    No seriously, try the plastic glue (not white...

    No seriously, try the plastic glue (not white glue, dries too slow). I personally think sand would be too coarse. I've finally managed to get a workable photocamera so I can show you. I fear it's...
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    Yeah I hear you about the complexities of light....

    Yeah I hear you about the complexities of light. I do plan myself to one day make a diorama with multiple objects/figures and lightsources (with different colours as well!), but it will be a lot less...
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    Looking pretty neat! I like the texture of the...

    Looking pretty neat! I like the texture of the freehands actually.

    It however does feel slightly unfinished. That with the blue on the flat black exhausts (attempt at indicating soot?) and the...
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    That OSL is looking very convincing (no matter...

    That OSL is looking very convincing (no matter that it's too white for torchlight, it's still fine). So much even that it's causing the miniatures appearing to float or sometimes looking like they're...
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    To truly understand colour theory, you must learn...

    To truly understand colour theory, you must learn to understand how light on materials and colour vision works, which are, important to note, seperate things.

    All those purported 'colour theory'...
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    My god it's starting to look huge! You can...

    My god it's starting to look huge!

    You can achieve an effect like that just with glue, plastic glue specifically. If you dab it (selectively) with your finger or something similar while it's...
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    Pics aren't that blurry at all. Camera phones are...

    Pics aren't that blurry at all. Camera phones are getting better and better..

    The new pose looks good! If you'd be very daring, you could bend the fingers (well, mainly the pinky, just stretch out...
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    As much as I'm miffed about the new citadel...

    As much as I'm miffed about the new citadel paints (the names also make less sense..), here's one:

    Easy ork skin (muted tones, works really well in contrast with bright clothing and weapons): ...
  56. Woa what...seriously? People actually do this?...

    Woa what...seriously? People actually do this? Wow. That's going to be tough to make it still look alive, good luck! I'd watch out with priming it as well, as it might eat away at some parts and...
  57. Awww you've webbed it already. The webs are...

    Awww you've webbed it already. The webs are looking fantastic though, but I was going to comment that the copper/gold could use a little dust/crackling, it looked too clean. Ah well. The cobwebs...
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    Is that green hair and a greenish hue on his axe?...

    Is that green hair and a greenish hue on his axe? Interesting...

    Skin looks good but I'd either define his clavicles or pull up the shading of the pecs a little, those dark spots look a little odd...
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    Why do I keep thinking 'Tau' when looking at it?...

    Why do I keep thinking 'Tau' when looking at it? It's not just the colour...

    That is some very nice yellow indeed. The base is looking a little sad though, a little grass or some tiny rock might...
  60. Indeed it could be argued that way. Since here...

    Indeed it could be argued that way. Since here it's obviously the case that portrayal of the scene has greater importance than the miniatures in them, where the miniatures are painted in a rather...
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    It's noticable that you're new at this. You don't...

    It's noticable that you're new at this. You don't draw in people to work for you by just saying "I want to do something and I need people who can do that for me." and then simply start stating...
  62. Acrylic ink is pigment suspended in a thinner...

    Acrylic ink is pigment suspended in a thinner medium than acrylic paint. This allows for doing washes that are less translucent than you would have with acrylic paint thinned down to the same...
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    I personally partaken to the Reaper Master Series...

    I personally partaken to the Reaper Master Series Black Primer (09214). Great coverage, as black as black can go with paints.
  64. Lovely work on the tones! Using pigments I'd be...

    Lovely work on the tones! Using pigments I'd be guessing? I'd personally be saying that I'm missing some backbones, hips and all that extra bones stuff that really makes up a pile of skeletons. But...
  65. Thread: 1000 post

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    Quick! You can still edit your post before anyone...

    Quick! You can still edit your post before anyone sees! Oh wait.
  66. Heh. Yes. And the association that goes...

    Heh.



    Yes. And the association that goes with that abberation is the source of popularization of the optical abberation. But it is a dramatization that diverges from clarification and...
  67. Maybe and no. :) If it's printed out and put...

    Maybe and no. :)

    If it's printed out and put behind the miniature while photographing and the background isn't particularly distracting or misfitting with the models. The flatter and more neutral...
  68. Though I don't see much point to the use of the...

    Though I don't see much point to the use of the vignette. Especially not towards the effect of having your miniature look and feel more like the real thing. Which is always what your goal should be...
  69. You can mix them with greys, browns of equal...

    You can mix them with greys, browns of equal luminance (you might have to mix your own and see how the combined luminance is affected, since it sometimes can end up darker than expected) or their...
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    Yeah, you know with all the rulebooks and dice...

    Yeah, you know with all the rulebooks and dice and lots of moving around small painted pieces of plastic and metal around on a table...yeah I dunno. I mostly stick to painting myself.
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    Ohh, so that's what they were! Crazy. So it must...

    Ohh, so that's what they were! Crazy. So it must be openable and closable as well to change batteries. Why don't you ahead and make it functional as well? :P

    Now that'd be badass to bring to a...
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    Tricky miniature to paint! Very busy in details....

    Tricky miniature to paint! Very busy in details. So good colour choices on the helmet there (spot colour, red-green contrast) to still make it a focus point and allow the eye to wander around the...
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    Yeah, I see this very often in drawing as well....

    Yeah, I see this very often in drawing as well. When people hope there's a 'trick' or 'knack' to make good work, but once you've got your basic understanding of how things work, all it really boils...
  74. Yes. ('http://madgiraffe.deviantart.com/') But I...

    Yes. But I have mostly photography on there, stuff I don't care about. Since I don't really like going there.

    So kind of Scifi, but a little less futuristic than most? Modern Space themed. Not...
  75. Hmm this does sound very interesting. I DO need a...

    Hmm this does sound very interesting. I DO need a site. My painting skills are okay, but nothing to write home about, going by this website's scoring, it's about a 7 (yeah, no camera, so you'll have...
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    Looking pretty good! Even at this clearly early...

    Looking pretty good! Even at this clearly early stage. (sorry just had to say that)

    I expect you will add in the reflection of the 'scarf' in later? Or are you going to keep the SENMM stylized?...
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    Haha, okay, no problem. :) Now my photoshop...

    Haha, okay, no problem. :) Now my photoshop knowledge at least gets some use. :P And it looks like you didn't oversharpen it and used a good highpass range, that's good.

    You could try adjusting...
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    Ooh, I know what colours would be perfect to pick...

    Ooh, I know what colours would be perfect to pick then! :D
    Only what mini to paint...

    Perhaps I should try getting a camera...without any money. Don't think theft is going to be an option, since...
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    Head looks great. You could make him look even...

    Head looks great. You could make him look even more menacing if you'd sharpen the canine next to the four incisors (4 teeth at the front) of the upper jaw.

    Also, do mind the ear is slightly raised...
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    4 Colours? That does sound mighty interesting....

    4 Colours? That does sound mighty interesting. People would be allowed to mix those colours right? And does the primer colour add in to the colour count? :P

    Not participating though. :( I still...
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    That's because it is spanish, zulle! :P (to me,...

    That's because it is spanish, zulle! :P (to me, flemish is just a weird way of speaking dutch)

    Sneaky how there's a block behind the shinplates. Didn't notice that. But then again I didn't really...
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    Are you going to hinge those as well, make them...

    Are you going to hinge those as well, make them detachable? Style swapping options? Make it unneccesarily more difficult for yourself?

    But you've got some odd angles on there I'm not seeing in...
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    Very risky. I would recommend against it. Since...

    Very risky. I would recommend against it. Since NMM is always painted using an imagined light source and such, to emulate reflections. But once you introduce the real world light source on the same...
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    It looks pretty good! Good colour choices. By...

    It looks pretty good! Good colour choices. By painting skill, not something I'd do much better to be honest. But I am more critical than I am skillful (which can make it slightly demotivating to...
  85. Thread: Blood angels

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    Clean stuff. Looks pretty good. The battle damage...

    Clean stuff. Looks pretty good. The battle damage could do a little improving by picking up the edges a little. But judging from the airbrush blending, I'm guessing you didn't want to spend too much...
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    Quick note on backdrops: their function is to...

    Quick note on backdrops: their function is to make your mini stand out and easy to read. Without attracting any attention. Neutral tones often work best for this.
    But for greater effect, a pale...
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    Doesn't Kingdom Death use 3dmodel sculpts to...

    Doesn't Kingdom Death use 3dmodel sculpts to produce their models (via 3d printing and so on)?

    Watch your base anatomy there friend. Even though you're not making something human, it's still based...
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    Well, I used Photoshop. So probably get that...

    Well, I used Photoshop. So probably get that first. :P

    I created a levels adjustment layer above the photo layer (click on the black and white circle on the bottom of the layers tab). Most of the...
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    Looks really great! Especially with a little...

    Looks really great! Especially with a little photoshop magic:

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v350/MadGiraffe/magic.jpg

    How did you do the cobwebs, is that glue? Really like the atmosphere,...
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    Trying to find out as to what could be 'wrong...

    Trying to find out as to what could be 'wrong with the face'. Hope you don't mind me doodling over your mini. Do like the way you did his boots though. Shiny.
    ...
  91. Idea: if you want a little more colour than...

    Idea: if you want a little more colour than simply grey, and kind of continuing on the blue one. Because that certainly is interesting. What about cyan/turquoise hues in the recesses. (if you're...
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    Love the detailing there, can't wait 'till you...

    Love the detailing there, can't wait 'till you detail the shin parts. Going to look amazing.

    Another structural question. Is the whole weight going to be put on the kneejoint axles there? I don't...
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    Looks great! That's one shiny model. One thing...

    Looks great! That's one shiny model.

    One thing I don't understand though...why the blue glazes on the pants? ...aren't those made of fabric? Or are you trying to simulate satin? (which would be...
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    Cool, I've always been a fan of the Silent Hill...

    Cool, I've always been a fan of the Silent Hill series. Are you going to paint it as well?
    And watch the size of the head, it's proportionally a tad larger in the original reference than in any of...
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    Wow! I really love the muted tone you've got...

    Wow! I really love the muted tone you've got going there. I'd personally go for muted and dark reds for the gems and such as well, so they don't pop out too much and destroy the whole...
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    FFFF- what you have Centurus Clones as well?...

    FFFF- what you have Centurus Clones as well? Crap. Okay screw that, sent you a PM.
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    Well I'm completely clueless I must admit to the...

    Well I'm completely clueless I must admit to the reasoning to any of the plans with the current structure, I don't do that much scratchbuilding anyway. And doing this would require a lot of...
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    Is that screw poking out the side of the left...

    Is that screw poking out the side of the left leg's axle? And I'm curious as to why you're not using diagonal support for the internal structure of the...internal structure of the legs.
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    Congrats on selling the Dai Bakemonos for a...

    Congrats on selling the Dai Bakemonos for a deserving price. It's good to keep those miniatures in circulation (instead of havin and admittingly pretty cool you're spending it on your son. He's a...
  100. Here's a great explanation as to why CMY are the...

    Here's a great explanation as to why CMY are the closest thing to 'primary colours' we can get:

    http://www.handprint.com/HP/WCL/color5.html#theorysub (also general substractive colour mixing,...
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    If you work on your 2d and design skills along...

    If you work on your 2d and design skills along the side (2d skills are really useful, as it is easier to do designs and studies in 2d), try to work from reference, life studies (anatomical,...
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    Loving the colour choices! Really suits the tone...

    Loving the colour choices! Really suits the tone of the model.

    You could indeed really pull some complementary (note the 'e') contrast from the warm hues of the gold to the cold hues of the...
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    This is looking very promising! And quite a...

    This is looking very promising! And quite a daunting task as well, to make it structurally sound, without gluing everything shut.
    But It's really exciting to see more people going for less clunky...
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    That space marine looks great! What colours did...

    That space marine looks great!
    What colours did you use for the gold NMM? (I can't see well because of the lighting and photoshop)

    One personal gripe though. And I see this becoming quite a...
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    Ooohh Dai Bakemonos, is that the full set of...

    Ooohh Dai Bakemonos, is that the full set of three?
    Darn why don't I have the funds available at moments like this. :(
  106. Aaaahhh so pretty! Why does this have to come...

    Aaaahhh so pretty! Why does this have to come out when I have no money to spend on minis!!! Are there plans to restock (in later dates) sold out miniatures if the demand is high enough?
  107. The blue tint on the armor reminds me of good ol'...

    The blue tint on the armor reminds me of good ol' Delftware. Would look awesome with some floral pattern freehand if you're feeling particulary brave (freehand is all the jazz in GD). Looks nice,...
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    New document, use A4 template. Create a gradient...

    New document, use A4 template.
    Create a gradient going from blue to white using the blend tool (it uses your current fg colour and bg colour colours). Just simply drag a line straight down from the...
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    That's actually kinda a cool pose, I wasn't too...

    That's actually kinda a cool pose, I wasn't too sure about the bent knees at first and wondered where you would go, but this works. Only the feet seem too close to each other in the first pic making...
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    Hey look, I made an example picture! This is...

    Hey look, I made an example picture! This is roughly how the surface would reflect the rune if it were completely reflective, working only from the angle the picture is taken. As you can see, not a...
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    Well here's the kicker: reflections look...

    Well here's the kicker: reflections look differently when viewed from a different direction. And since you'll be able to view the mini from multiple angles and effectively able to paint only ONE,...
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    Hello Jaaps and welcome NOOB! Hehe, no you're...

    Hello Jaaps and welcome NOOB! Hehe, no you're alright.

    Here's an article on painting white, it's helpful enough (and not too technical): http://blog.brushthralls.com/?page_id=1967

    But that only...
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    Well, y'know brightness is most powerful by...

    Well, y'know brightness is most powerful by contrast. :P And note, a warm red (with orange instead of white/magenta) is more often perceived as 'bright' by contrast. Because of the higher cumulative...
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    Heh no, since you used a very bright yellow, the...

    Heh no, since you used a very bright yellow, the red also ends up being warm and bright (like I sort of explained in my previous post). Doesn't a bunch of dark red washes (black + red) achieve what...
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    TableTop quality. Neat 'n good colours, but...

    TableTop quality. Neat 'n good colours, but nothing special up close, works best when viewed from a distance, like atop a table.
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    Woah that one is pretty cool...WANT. But should...

    Woah that one is pretty cool...WANT. But should I...should I? I don't trust ebay. It's in france though, that's closer by then the US...damnit why did Rackham have to die!? I always put of buying the...
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    Well in theory, it should create a warmer,...

    Well in theory, it should create a warmer, slightly more orangey-red red at first(especially if GW blood red is used, which technically isn't pure red), instead of a pinkish (desaturated) red tone....
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    Larger pics would indeed be great (most...

    Larger pics would indeed be great (most resolutions easily view image widths up to 800 and some even to 900), also do you use PhotoShop? You can lighten them up a bit in there (also GIMP, but I'd...
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    You sound a little bitter there, funnymouth....

    You sound a little bitter there, funnymouth. Perhaps you're taking the voting system a little bit too seriously. Ever heard about the validity of internet polls? It's the same thing here, you can't...
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    Woa, people are all so keen to support Japan...

    Woa, people are all so keen to support Japan financially. I wonder how this would work out economically. Too bad I'm bad at economics. Though you'd probably need bigger numbers then that to make a...
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    Ah I indeed misjudged the length of the leg for...

    Ah I indeed misjudged the length of the leg for the lack of dept...should've looked at the previous photo's...that's tricky. So...they're too long?



    Heh, though this discussion of anatomy is...
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    Oop, one of those typos where you're thinking of...

    Oop, one of those typos where you're thinking of too many words at a time and use exactly wrong one. I usually take pride in my english vocabulary, but it is kind of useless if I don't use my brain...
  123. Like the furry dragon? I like furry dragons,...

    Like the furry dragon? I like furry dragons, they're rare.
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    http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a204/Nemissary/K...

    http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a204/Nemissary/Kathie%20Vhoorl%20Projects/marcus5-1.jpg

    For some reason I can't stop staring at her crotch...

    ...it must be the bright highlight.
    You could...
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    What I've seen some guys do when modelling a...

    What I've seen some guys do when modelling a character from scratch (I don't, since I partially replicate models at hand, withing a style not my own), is printing it out at the right size/scale and...
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    1.The picture is indeed overexposed with...

    1.The picture is indeed overexposed with unnatural lighting (cold).
    2.The original, though not tan, is less pale in comparison.
    3.The photo you posted isn't colour correct either. The colours are...
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    Eh, if you have more info on what you want and...

    Eh, if you have more info on what you want and such (ideas, direction, scale, pricings), why not just share here?
    That way you'll garner more interest and thus potential sculptors. People aren't...
  128. Lovely 'mini'! Wonderful textures to experiment...

    Lovely 'mini'! Wonderful textures to experiment on I'd bet. :D

    Good work so far, see you're still mostly getting a colourscheme down. IMHO with a complex model like this it would pay off to keep...
  129. Thread: 40k rumors?

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    Hmm? http://www.skarloc.de/sob/sisters.jpg

    Hmm?

    http://www.skarloc.de/sob/sisters.jpg
  130. Thread: odd socks

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    Riveting tale, chap.

    Riveting tale, chap.
  131. Thread: odd socks

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    I always wear comfy walking socks, have them in...

    I always wear comfy walking socks, have them in varied dark colours like-what the hell is this thread about?
  132. Thread: 40k rumors?

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    What are you fidgeting for? If it news comes, it...

    What are you fidgeting for? If it news comes, it comes sooner or later. Why should it matter?
    Are you so desperate for new minis? I think there might be some unpainted minis in your possession that...
  133. Thread: 40k rumors?

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    If there's any rumours anywhere, these guys try...

    If there's any rumours anywhere, these guys try to be on top of it:

    http://www.warseer.com/rumours/warhammer_40_000

    Right now little is known. But I think they might expand on Dark Eldar a bit...
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    Gracious me. It looks like a picture from a...

    Gracious me. It looks like a picture from a softporn website. Is that proper cosplay?

    Also, she looks like she's taking a dump.
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    Wasn't there this "bros before hohos" thing? I...

    Wasn't there this "bros before hohos" thing? I never bought into it, but the whole 'man code' is rather vague and cross-written.
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    Actually, I need to interject here. If you would...

    Actually, I need to interject here. If you would be going for a bright, radiant orange, a white basecoat is actually better (especially with the transluscent paints and all, large surfaces that need...
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    Well you've come to the right adress. I think......

    Well you've come to the right adress. I think...
    That's a pretty cool model.

    What kind of surface type and style are you going for? And some of the orange paints by gw are a little thin, so they...
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    Yeah it's a wonder what the internet does to...

    Yeah it's a wonder what the internet does to one's expectations. But still, if you look closely at his side you see a blurry smear of what used to be a fold of fat. Okay maybe he's not obese, but...
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    Coolness, I see you made her hair a little...

    Coolness, I see you made her hair a little funkier. Looks great. Not sure what flappy thing you put on her back (to me it only makes her silhouette harder to read), but I can't wait to see it...
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    What a shoddy navigation, you can't even sort on...

    What a shoddy navigation, you can't even sort on vote amount! Only select categories...and there isn't even a scantly clad female category.

    I gotta be honest though, I like this guy's costume...
  141. Thread: patience

    by Garshnak
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    Hmm, IMO the paint dries fairly quickly. Though...

    Hmm, IMO the paint dries fairly quickly. Though if you want it to dry faster you could get a hairdryer and blast it with heat. Not too hot of course.
    How much water are you using to thin down your...
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    I just got this crazy idea...but has anyone ever...

    I just got this crazy idea...but has anyone ever tried using car paint on their minis? For that smooth, laquered finish on armor...or a car. Car paints can have some wonderful colour.
  143. Well lets take a look shall we? ...

    Well lets take a look shall we?

    http://www.nieuwslog.nl/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/cache/adda5_20091107171710_info_gold.jpg

    Key important element to metallics always is contrast. See that...
  144. Thread: Mechamarines!

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    Hmm, it's kind of a cool model though yeah. But...

    Hmm, it's kind of a cool model though yeah. But even its name sounds like a joke! Though I'd love to see a whole army of these guys, they do stand out a bit between the serious business religious...
  145. Heh I would've done the colour gradations the...

    Heh I would've done the colour gradations the other way around. Since blood is brighter red when it is fresh and becomes darker (almost brown) when it dries, so representing veterans drenched in old...
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    I see you gave her a hairstyle different from the...

    I see you gave her a hairstyle different from the concept? In the concept it kinda looked like a mane, but this is more feminine. What's the neck made of (representatively), wiring?

    The pose is...
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    Even though their intentions might not be so...

    Even though their intentions might not be so pure, I must admit, the anatomy on some of those models is quite good! And they're a good practice for painting skin....yeah.

    I think if I had one...
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    You'll probably laugh about it later. But yeah, I...

    You'll probably laugh about it later. But yeah, I can't really top that.

    I've once sent out a package only to find I still had most of its contents laying ready to be packaged. So I had to send...
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    ...certainly you wouldn't get your girlfriend...

    ...certainly you wouldn't get your girlfriend that kind of shiny sexy toy, right?

    Because in that case I certainly understand your embarassment.
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    Haha you're even making example pics pretty....

    Haha you're even making example pics pretty. Can't help it, can you?

    But no, little more like this (sloppy tablet drawing ahoy! it's been a while...):
    ...
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    No harm done, wasn't entirely serious anyway. :P...

    No harm done, wasn't entirely serious anyway. :P

    But if I would have really investigated (I just put the name of it trough google to check), I would've put the pictures trough tineye (reverse...
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    Ah no, in that case it's a clever scam. I sort of...

    Ah no, in that case it's a clever scam. I sort of fell for it. And 21 other people really fell for it and bidded on it...

    That's not mad, just stupid. And I'm kind of ashamed now. Thank you.
    ...
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    Yes, but didn't you read? It's "One of a kind...

    Yes, but didn't you read? It's "One of a kind resin kit.", "AWSOME DETAILED KIT"

    It's a pretty nice model though, good wings and the head is a lot better than the GW one. I can easily people...
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    Yeah getting things clean and neat takes quite...

    Yeah getting things clean and neat takes quite some practice and above all, patience! After all, you're learning a new medium. It still frustrates me at times because drawing in 2d and modeling on...
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    Wait...Prometheus!? Hah, funny to see the guy I...

    Wait...Prometheus!? Hah, funny to see the guy I used to idolize when I was a kid back at CA turn up in this place, don't they have a sculpting section over there? Not that you're not welcome over...
  156. Thread: Mechamarines!

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    From:...

    From: http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/content/blogPost.jsp?aId=15900023a

    Might not be the most trustworthy source, but yeah. It's probably not as hard as putting together a metal Nighthawk....
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    Loving it! Points for using a more classical...

    Loving it! Points for using a more classical style, that head is absolutely gorgeous. Drapery is fantastic. Personally not too sold on his anatomy, its going there, but not there entirely, in the...
  158. Thread: Random Ruins

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    Dutch mail isn't all that careful with packages...

    Dutch mail isn't all that careful with packages and such...they already have a hard time keeping normal letters in one piece sometimes. Received a letter missing a large corner from both the envelop...
  159. Thread: Blending-NMM

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    Actually, it depends. There are no real strict...

    Actually, it depends. There are no real strict and clear cut rules on colour choice for non metallic metals, it all depends. Proper blending and lighting is massively more important to achieve the...
  160. Woa that Galagaak is a massive improvement over...

    Woa that Galagaak is a massive improvement over your previous four-armed minotaurus.
    http://banelegions.maelstromgames.co.uk/?tag=bnb-002

    I love it!

    It's times like these that makes me stop...
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    Here's a more progressed blog on the building of...

    Here's a more progressed blog on the building of the metal thunderhawk, this guy also went as far as to add electrical lighting!:

    http://miniswelter.blogspot.com/search/label/Project%20Thunderhawk...
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    Great work on the tutu! Must've been a grueling...

    Great work on the tutu! Must've been a grueling job.

    Btw, am I the only one bothered by the armpit muscles? Well, you could give it an excuse of stylization, but forgoing the scientific...
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    They really need to get to updating the orks...

    They really need to get to updating the orks already!

    I mean, sure those biker and trukka drivers are cute but...orks not ment to be cutesy! And they\'re too small....:(
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    Too bad the symbols are words, not letters. Then...

    Too bad the symbols are words, not letters. Then you could make a font of it with PS...hmm..
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    If you cross out the possible, only the impossible will be left

    You could make real smoke if you have no other option:D...find a visible gas that is heavier than air and non-tixoc, easy huh?:flip:
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    but I think you could define a difference between...

    but I think you could define a difference between \'dark\' and \'light\' type of minis.
  167. not much...

    just Boneripper, the rat ogre from WHF, wich is reeeeally growing on me(not litteraly:P)
  168. Thread: Blacklining

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    Actually, I think I disagree on ALL shadows being...

    Actually, I think I disagree on ALL shadows being brown-black-purpely, sorry. But as my experience as an artist(in wich I don\'t mean only my miniatures), I\'ve learned that(wich at first sight could...
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    Thanks for replying:D. Chrispy-that Spasm...

    Thanks for replying:D.

    Chrispy-that Spasm Warrior\'s cloak IS awesome, great example:o! Great idea, now I know why that splattering didn\'t pay off, what a waste of good teethbrushes:(
    Thanks and...
  170. Thread: Blacklining

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    I use very thinned down black paint(not ink!,...

    I use very thinned down black paint(not ink!, because that shines), wich wil leak down into the crevices. But this doesn\'t mean you can get al brush-happy with it, because it has to remain in the...
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    dirty linnen/old clothing

    My ideas were to saturate the colors with mixes of grey and keep it kinda dark with some contrasting highlights. And to make it look more dirty...fill up the crevices with brown?..or just sorta...
  172. Brilliant idea:D, better than mine it is...just...

    Brilliant idea:D, better than mine it is...just demolish the feet sorta and make/find new ones :rolleyes:

    edit: keep my modelling skils up to track;)
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    Hey, wait a minute.... maybe you can change...

    Hey, wait a minute.... maybe you can change tooshy into 2shy...or maybe not....
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    Well, eeh... I\'m named after a father of a dutch...

    Well, eeh... I\'m named after a father of a dutch hero: Karel De Grote(\'\' \'\'The Great).
    And that name\'s Pepijn...I know, i\'t hard to pronounce in english....you could say pippin/peppo or...
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    Thanks you guys, thank you Beelzebrush. And oh,...

    Thanks you guys, thank you Beelzebrush. And oh, got another one 4U, Elfwood...
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    Got me a nice \'n new selfdrawn pic!

    Well, whaddya think about it?
    http://www.xs4all.nl/~rfriet/peppo/images/peppo_swordsman.jpg
    The logo left-under is my \'Mad Giraffe\' logo.:D
    And I I mainly just wanna thank for the info I found...
  177. Mine doesn\'t ocure any blood, luckily.

    Well, at one time, when I was painting, I got a little nervous and dropped the mini I was holding. I swiped my arm towards the mini, fel sidaways on the floor while I was holding the mini and in my...
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    Woa...lotta kittens, cute:rolleyes:. But I\'ve...

    Woa...lotta kittens, cute:rolleyes:. But I\'ve got 2 dawgs, an\' one is 12 yrs. old!
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    Wait a minute...

    Aren\'t you that guy that met earlier this day in never neverlands in Utrecht...ah, I may be dreaming. But it could be possible...
    Well, these guys are right, the picture is a tad to small to really...
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    Let me ask this again...do you have photoshop? Or...

    Let me ask this again...do you have photoshop? Or photosuit?
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    Hmmm....I don\'t know anything about cams but, do...

    Hmmm....I don\'t know anything about cams but, do you have Photshop?

    And maybe you should check out the articles section of CMON, there\'s lotta info there.
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    I wish I was older...

    To bad I\'m 15...but who cares...I do.
    I hope you\'ll find someone, good luck.:innocent:
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    Hey....Trigun has a very familiar avatar....

    Hey....Trigun has a very familiar avatar....
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    Hmmm...let\'s get back to that swamp theme...

    Hmmm...let\'s get back to that swamp theme idea...I wonder how rackham would pull that off, cos\' I\'ve never seen them doing anything like it. Mud beasts, or wait fen beasts like the albion...
  185. Yeah...you\'re right! Cool!

    Yeah...you\'re right! Cool!
  186. You mean, something like...

    You mean, something like this?http://www.gamespy.com/avatars/av/UD/ud99.gif(got it fromhttp://www.gamespy.com/avatars)

    And Chrispy, what does that line mean in english, that line under your posts...
  187. What is the icon/logo of the Mid-nor Dwarfs?

    Cos\' I got one converted with a shield, but I don\'t know better than that to paint on.
  188. Thanks!

    Thanks everybody:P. I\'ll be posting if it\'s going to work, first I\'m going to make some money, cos\' I\'m not that rich...anymore....
  189. But I did find a Albion Warmaster set of three...

    But I did find a Albion Warmaster set of three figures, but those are apparently not 24mm figures...
  190. Nope, just did it on the uk online store, no...

    Nope, just did it on the uk online store, no results:(. Anyway thanks for replying to my plead.
  191. Could someone PLZ tell me where/how I can get the Albion Dark Emissary?

    Cos\'I can\'t find it for sale all over the web, not on GW, not on CMON, not on Newwave, not on Ebay. And really, I looked just about eveywhere I could think of!...please?:innocent:

    But I did...
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    Ha! Didn\'t I say it! didn\'t I? Those pop-ups...

    Ha! Didn\'t I say it! didn\'t I? Those pop-ups are plotting againts us! Don\'t you see? They\'re trying to irritate us so we stop surfing or start paying! They\'re after us...they are going to get...
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    ...heh...sorry...yeah, it is a bit confusing, but...

    ...heh...sorry...yeah, it is a bit confusing, but what I actually mean is=>Wich undead skin type would fit alava scheme?
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    Yeah, true, the pic is a bit unsharp and the...

    Yeah, true, the pic is a bit unsharp and the highlights are a tad to harsh, but that not the thing I was asking about.(but still thanks;)) I\'ve only posted this mini for the color of the skin. I did...
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    Comments please:)

    I know, I\'m just on another of those guys who can\'t get their commentary otherwise.:D
    But please add some comments on this mini. Cos\' I really want to paint this mini further(yes, it\'s a WIP, so...
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    ...ouch...

    .....*staring at harsh notes*.......*sniffs*......*agrees with point*.....*gets on with life*..........DAMN, I hate silence....
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    I\'ve found the Site!

    Woohay! It\'s agreat site, cos\' there\'s a step bt step moddeling \'guide\' of the dark emmisary and some painting guides and a background story! It is found...
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    Fen beasts/ Dark emmisary?

    Where are these minis to buy? Cos\' I can\'t find them on the gw site or store:(.
    I once found inside, without links from gw(thus from the outside), a step by step guide of the creation of the dark...
  199. Well I think this system is really fraud...

    Well I think this system is really fraud sensitive and it take only a few persons to make a mess of the online war
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    Nah, mostly an\' bad brush an\' hand is not the...

    Nah, mostly an\' bad brush an\' hand is not the problem, cos\' I can paint, I think...but maybe the faulty part is the way I highlight, I Highlight with strokes(an\' so covering a larger area) an\'...
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