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  1. Print some:...

    Print some:
    https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2735513
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    Delete me...

    Fucking ARSEBUCKETS

    Why can't I delete this?!!!!
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    They're both kolinsky - essentially the same...

    They're both kolinsky - essentially the same brush. The 22s bristles are slightly longer and slimmer. It's just preference :)

    Last time I ordered I got a load of their really cheap sable brushes....
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    Cheaper and equally good (IMO) alternatives to...

    Cheaper and equally good (IMO) alternatives to W&N S7

    Rosemary & Co. Series 33
    Pro Arte Renaissance
    Pro Arte Series 100 sable/prolene blend (surprisingly excellent and very similar to a pure...
  5. Easy to fix once you've finished the figure....

    Easy to fix once you've finished the figure. Testors Dullcote or Revell matt enamel varnish. Revell will give you a similar level of finish to Scalecolour paint. About as matt as you'll get!
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    http://www.mouldlife.net/polyurethane-fast-casting...

    http://www.mouldlife.net/polyurethane-fast-casting-sytems-31-c.asp

    http://www.mouldlife.net/bluesil-rtv-3428-ab-food-grade-silicone-3143-p.asp
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    Mouldlife.

    Mouldlife.
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    Good advice but not a workaround for not having...

    Good advice but not a workaround for not having enough light - or a tripod! If your shutter speed is too slow it won't make much difference.

    Bang the ISO up and try to use a shutter speed that is...
  9. Well it won't work if you don't use the right...

    Well it won't work if you don't use the right materials.

    RTV silicon and polyurethane resin.
  10. Come on! Making a mould is the easy bit :D ...

    Come on! Making a mould is the easy bit :D

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSH19G_6Yeo

    Getting decent castings is the bigger problem without a pressure pot. But if you're happy to plug the odd...
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    Use 'Save for web' - you'll get a preview of your...

    Use 'Save for web' - you'll get a preview of your image with the current JPEG settings. Unless you're really compressing your image you shouldn't see too much difference in quality on-screen TBH...
  12. I've always painted in the living room using the...

    I've always painted in the living room using the coffee table so I decided to try to pack everything into a single case for easy clean up and storage:
    ...
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    Cheers! These fellows have blown away a few...

    Cheers! These fellows have blown away a few cobwebs :)
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    You can make excellent clamps yourself for...

    You can make excellent clamps yourself for peanuts. No idea what the technical term is for these nuts, but they crunch themselves into your wooden clamp first time you tighten them and they cost...
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    Somebody should tell them that they're allowed to...

    Somebody should tell them that they're allowed to create new IP and that they don't have to autocannibalise themselves until they disappear up their own (brown) Eye of Terror....
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    Just finished these and used an AB to kickstart...

    Just finished these and used an AB to kickstart 'em. You don't have to work with purely black/white. I start out with my midtone as the base/undercoat colour, then hit them from wherever the light is...
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    Phwoar! There have been some superb paint jobs on...

    Phwoar! There have been some superb paint jobs on these things but this is one of my favourites. The weathering is stellar.
  18. Vallejo Model Colour won't even come out of its...

    Vallejo Model Colour won't even come out of its own bottle 90% of the time, let alone out of an airbrush :D

    You mean Vallejo Model Air?
  19. Big bottles of isopropyl alcohol are much cheaper...

    Big bottles of isopropyl alcohol are much cheaper than X20....
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    Good move. I wouldn't put anything other than ink...

    Good move. I wouldn't put anything other than ink through the .15. More trouble than it's worth :)

    I can do almost everything I want with the .4 anyway. There's no perceptible difference (to me...
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    I wish my painting lacked enough passion to look...

    I wish my painting lacked enough passion to look like this! Stunning!

    http://www.coolminiornot.com/pics/pics16/img5342af49a5da8.jpg
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    David Soper! Legend! That latest piece on your...

    David Soper! Legend!

    That latest piece on your blog is jaw-dropping...
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    For anyone interested in classic EM paint... ...

    For anyone interested in classic EM paint...

    https://www.pinterest.com/scottsymonds/eavy-metal-scans/
  24. Love this! The figure, the paint - excellent :)

    Love this! The figure, the paint - excellent :)
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    Excellent. He'd fit right in to the new Mad Max...

    Excellent. He'd fit right in to the new Mad Max movie :D
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    Stonkingly good! The reflected pattern in the...

    Stonkingly good! The reflected pattern in the armour and colours on the sword are perfect. Love the detail in the rubble too. You must have almost zen-like patience!!!
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    Statuesque Adventurers

    Started painting a few figures again and am actually enjoying it :)

    Anyway, these figures are superb. A joy to paint - bags of character without a web of pointless filigree-like detail over them....
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    Somebody buy her a PowerPoint clicker...

    Somebody buy her a PowerPoint clicker...
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    They make some decent portable off board DACs and...

    They make some decent portable off board DACs and headphone amps too.
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    If you're a student, then a CC subscription is...

    If you're a student, then a CC subscription is cheap as. Costs me $15 a month. You couldn't stay up to date with one Adobe app for that amount, let alone all of them!

    You don't really need...
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    There's no way you can compare Elements to the...

    There's no way you can compare Elements to the full version of Premiere. Completely different app. I use the latest version of FCP and AP. AP thrashes the pants off of FCP for me. Integration with...
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    iTunes and AppleTV...

    iTunes and AppleTV...
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    Buy a stylus - the expensive Wacom one with palm...

    Buy a stylus - the expensive Wacom one with palm rejection is worth it if you're into drawing.

    Drawing: Sketchbook Pro, Artrage, Adobe Ideas, Paper

    Photography: Photoshop Express, Flickr,...
  34. Thread: Art?

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    I think this just about sums up my position.

    I think this just about sums up my position.
  35. Thread: Art?

    by Spacemunkie
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    Don't see the problem with that one (even if you...

    Don't see the problem with that one (even if you did auto-generate it...). It's plain English, tells you what the work is about and the medium the artist is using. Doesn't sound remotely pretentious...
  36. Thread: Art?

    by Spacemunkie
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    Good post :)

    Good post :)
  37. Thread: Art?

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    But is this the fault of the artist or of the...

    But is this the fault of the artist or of the industry that has risen around contemporary art through the 20th C? Much of it is marketing and promotion, the stuff any business (and 'Art' is big...
  38. Thread: Art?

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    That's why the work relies so heavily on its...

    That's why the work relies so heavily on its physical and visual elements - the title card and description.

    It's an impossibility for any artwork to be completely absent.
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    I've got one of those - they're pretty widely...

    I've got one of those - they're pretty widely available. It's had a lot of use and works just fine. Moisture trap isn't the greatest but it's easy to replace. Main drawback is the lack of tank. You...
  40. Thread: Art?

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    The whole thing is a big piss take and a dig at...

    The whole thing is a big piss take and a dig at the Art Establishment. Those backers paid peanuts for an original piece of art. Whether or not they've bought something that will gain value only time...
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    NEX 5, 18-55mm @ 48mm, f11

    NEX 5, 18-55mm @ 48mm, f11
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    I have one here. There's a macro setting in...

    I have one here.

    There's a macro setting in the scene selection shoot mode, but like all of these type of cameras, it's pretty meaningless.

    Sort your lighting and use a tripod. The kit lens...
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    You can always look for a used G9 (or G10, G11 or...

    You can always look for a used G9 (or G10, G11 or G12) on EBay. The G9 is still a fantastic camera and you'll get a clean one for less than $200.
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    Tripod mounts: ...

    Tripod mounts:

    http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_trksid=p2047675.m570.l1313&_nkw=ipad+tripod+mount&_sacat=0&_from=R40

    We shoot our TV ads with iPhones :D
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    Like I said, skip the camera and continue with...

    Like I said, skip the camera and continue with the iPad and better controlled lighting. A hundred Euro camera won't offer you much more than your iPad.

    The iPad's camera is perfectly capable....
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    If you're only going to spend a hundred Euros,...

    If you're only going to spend a hundred Euros, I'd skip the camera and continue with the iPad and better controlled lighting.
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    The lighting is too harsh - it's not just your...

    The lighting is too harsh - it's not just your camera/settings.

    You've got too much coming from directly above and it's creating harsh shadows. Bounce cards angled back up at the figure can make a...
  48. Thread: Hobbit

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0A5t5_O8hdA

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0A5t5_O8hdA
  49. Thread: Hobbit

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    Vincent Laforet has some good stuff to say on The...

    Vincent Laforet has some good stuff to say on The Hobbit and HFR too:
    ...
  50. Thread: Hobbit

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    That's to be expected in these circles. Almost...

    That's to be expected in these circles. Almost everyone is a Tolkien fan and the mythos is infused through almost every aspect of the fantasy miniatures/wargaming/RPG industry. It's blasphemy to be...
  51. Thread: Hobbit

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    They must have given you the rose-tinted 3D specs...

    They must have given you the rose-tinted 3D specs mate :D
  52. Thread: Hobbit

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    You don't 'choose' to be sucked in by a movie. It...

    You don't 'choose' to be sucked in by a movie. It should just do it. LOTR was more effective in this respect - mainly because Jackson has chosen to string out a short kid's book to nearly 9 hours in...
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    Canon G15. Or Canon G1X if you want a bigger...

    Canon G15. Or Canon G1X if you want a bigger sensor.

    Small, no pratting around with (expensive) lenses and full manual control. Master either of those and you'll be able to use any camera.
  54. Any current DSLR will be more than enough camera...

    Any current DSLR will be more than enough camera for most people. Nikon and Canon are the biggest systems so easy to find lenses of the type you need at the price you want to pay. Crop factor is...
  55. I blame English teachers :D

    I blame English teachers :D
  56. Thread: Hobbit

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    Just saw it in 3D. I almost walked out after the...

    Just saw it in 3D. I almost walked out after the first hour. What a pile of tripe on so many different levels.

    Far too long, painfully convoluted intro, shite dialogue and tediously repetitious...
  57. Wow. Way to validate a tongue in cheek post! I...

    Wow. Way to validate a tongue in cheek post! I attack a slimy prick of a politician. You attack the poor and the entire Arab world!

    Your figure of 40% is actually 14%:...
  58. Romney is a neo-liberal, tax dodging scumbag who...

    Romney is a neo-liberal, tax dodging scumbag who has openly fraternised with Zionists as a means to generate campaign money.

    A vote for Romney is a vote for (a pointless) war with Iran and more...
  59. Anyone after a small space-saving but cracking...

    Anyone after a small space-saving but cracking hi-fi setup for this sort of room should take a look at some of the tiny Chinese tripath amps that are out there. I have a little 15wpc Topping amp...
  60. Desktop 3D printers are well on their way to...

    Desktop 3D printers are well on their way to being a consumer product:

    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/formlabs/form-1-an-affordable-professional-3d-printer

    As for the issue of resolution,...
  61. Thread: A-Wing

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    Ta. It's around 10" from nose to tail - a Hasbro...

    Ta. It's around 10" from nose to tail - a Hasbro toy:
    http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a376/ScottSymonds/247855_10151061868162344_1833381329_n_zpsade06a8c.jpg
    ...
  62. Love my latest cave. First time I've managed to...

    Love my latest cave. First time I've managed to consolidate all my stuff into a single room.

    Large drafting table with anglepoise lighting, all my airbrush gear, paint, tools and kits
    Computer...
  63. Thread: A-Wing

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    A-Wing

    Not particularly miniature!

    https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/580785_10151065790172344_1840369389_n.jpg
    ...
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    Thatcher knew all about it at the time as well,...

    Thatcher knew all about it at the time as well, the vile old hag. And the Tories have had the nerve to blart on about those TUC conference shirts suggesting that people will dance on her grave when...
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    Get a grip man! Did you see what you posted for...

    Get a grip man! Did you see what you posted for your first contribution to the forum? If it looks like a troll and smells like a troll... :D

    Again, apologies. The model is very nice and the...
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    Apologies. First post - I thought it was someone...

    Apologies. First post - I thought it was someone being a smartarse! :quiet:
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    No point in buying miniatures as I never paint...

    No point in buying miniatures as I never paint them. I have enough stashed to last me the rest of my life :D
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    Lovely. Blue on the base is a bit too loud for me...

    Lovely. Blue on the base is a bit too loud for me - draws attention away from the absolutely stunning job on the barbar a bit too much. The striping on the background is distracting too.

    Minor...
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    Just to reiterate: A right bunch of...

    Just to reiterate: A right bunch of double-baggers there.

    Good paint though - last one is my favourite.
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    They all make me want to buy that figure :D

    They all make me want to buy that figure :D
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    Bottom left is a stunner (the excessive blue of...

    Bottom left is a stunner (the excessive blue of the base not withstanding...)

    Photos are the weakest link on all three of them though :(
  72. Loving those WWII shots. Nowt wrong with adding a...

    Loving those WWII shots. Nowt wrong with adding a bit of drama occasionally...
    ...
  73. Best wishes Mike.

    Best wishes Mike.
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    Was a swift evening job to finish it. I got the...

    Was a swift evening job to finish it. I got the figure in a box full of Inquisitor figures and parts. Was never that enamoured with the original figure so tried to reinvent it a bit. Have never been...
  75. I've got a Talon and it's a decent gun. Only...

    I've got a Talon and it's a decent gun. Only minor gripe is the trigger action which is a bit crunchy, but gets better with use or a bit of careful polishing. It's very versatile thanks to the...
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    54mm SOB/Inquisitor

    Something that has been lurking in the back of the half painted cupboard for nearly a decade:

    14313
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    Sticky: That's equally as pointless as so many other...

    That's equally as pointless as so many other factors play a part in the quality of the final photo. It's possible to take perfectly decent looking photos of miniatures with dog-awful cameras.

    Read...
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    My parents live just around the corner from the...

    My parents live just around the corner from the Bladnoch distillery. If you get chance, go on the distillery tour - make sure you're not driving - and get some sampling in at the end. The owner...
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    And whilst we're at it, ditch the shitty cut...

    And whilst we're at it, ditch the shitty cut glass tumbler and buy a proper nosing glass if you want to look as though you know what you're talking about :D
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    Can't beat a good bit of whisky (NOT whiskey -...

    Can't beat a good bit of whisky (NOT whiskey - that'll be anything other than Scotch...) snobbery from folk who wouldn't know a malt from a grain.

    Quality blended Scotch is wondrous stuff and my...
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    Sticky: NEX 5? Excellent little camera. DSLR image...

    NEX 5? Excellent little camera. DSLR image quality (better than the Canon 7D I owned) in a tiny little body. Don't expect DSLR autofocus speeds and prepare yourself for a compact camera experience in...
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    Sticky: Canon S90 :D

    Canon S90 :D
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    Sticky: What no pics? :D ...

    What no pics? :D

    https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/405884_10150548552412344_642957343_9117015_938033750_n.jpg
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    Water soluble oils are brilliant for weathering...

    Water soluble oils are brilliant for weathering and washing down vehicles. I use them almost like intaglio ink after distressing with wire wool or glasspaper.

    Couldn't be arsed to use them on...
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    Try Tamiya Weathering Masters - they come in...

    Try Tamiya Weathering Masters - they come in little make-up compacts with 3 colours. I've got one with soot, rust and snow.

    They stick better than powders and are resistant to varnishing.
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    It's a stupid term. Bloody French....

    It's a stupid term. Bloody French....
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    Yep, I have the same issue with VMC paints - it's...

    Yep, I have the same issue with VMC paints - it's not the water.

    You can mitigate by not overloading the brush and building up in extremely thin layers. Using (Vallejo) acrylic or glaze medium to...
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    You'll get most joy with acrylics for this sort...

    You'll get most joy with acrylics for this sort of stuff from a .3 to .4 nozzle I reckon.

    That leaves you with any of Iwata's C brushes. Personally I think this is an easy decision: you can't go...
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    Phlunky, Guardian of the Royal Spawn

    I painted Ploogak years ago and have had wee Phlunky and this base sat ready for an undercoat ever since. Haven't painted much in years, so this was a bit of a loosener.

    Anyway, here he is with...
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    Student loans finally off my back (after 15...

    Student loans finally off my back (after 15 years!)
    Brat number 2 arrived.
    Moved house.
    New car.
    Nailed half my MFA.
    Created first iPad app.
    Won an award at a major elearning conference for it...
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    I've wanted to paint that one for aeons as well!

    I've wanted to paint that one for aeons as well!
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    Their prices take the piss but the market appears...

    Their prices take the piss but the market appears to want to lap it up. Can't say they do owt that inspires me - the sculpts are a bit too fussy.
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    That's an absolute cracker - best one by you so...

    That's an absolute cracker - best one by you so far. The extra level of highlights really make a difference.

    You're very good with faces...

    :)
  94. [QUOTE=jlamarche;640155]I have yet to see anyone...

    [QUOTE=jlamarche;640155]I have yet to see anyone build a machine that prints or paints on 3D objects, so I'm thinking you're safe for now :)[\quote]

    http://www.shapeways.com/themes/full_color
    ...
  95. Thread: Airbrushes

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    Iwata! If you mooch, you can find older HP...

    Iwata!

    If you mooch, you can find older HP guns for dirt cheap.
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    A few too many spikey bits, but easily removed....

    A few too many spikey bits, but easily removed. About a thousand times better than some of the cack Forgeworld is pumping out atm.

    Nice price too.
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    Just a heads-up - probably best to not mention...

    Just a heads-up - probably best to not mention the actual bits that you're casting ;)

    I'd seriously recommend investing in some silicon to make 'proper' moulds and cast stuff up in plaster. Far...
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    I'm being kept busy as well! ...

    I'm being kept busy as well!

    https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s720x720/377010_10150407003253192_579343191_8260213_595377416_n.jpg

    About 10 seconds into the world....
    ...
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    I made the mistake of buying a tin of (rip off)...

    I made the mistake of buying a tin of (rip off) Chaos Black a few months back as it was the only black spray they had in the shop and I was being lazy. Aint used it for years. Don't know what they've...
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    Musculature on the leg looks rough - looks as...

    Musculature on the leg looks rough - looks as though it's an issue with the cast/sculpt as much as with the painting. I tend to smooth this sort of thing over with some putty when I prep the figure....
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    I really like that - one of the best things...

    I really like that - one of the best things you've painted. The extra level of highlights are just the job :)
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    I couldn't give a flying fuck who sculpted it. If...

    I couldn't give a flying fuck who sculpted it. If they took offense at a random Internet posting I'd suggest they get a thicker skin. Thing is, this is a premium commercial sculpt from a supposedly...
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    Come on, credit where it's due: that is shit.

    Come on, credit where it's due: that is shit.
  104. Absolutely fantastic bit of painting. My single...

    Absolutely fantastic bit of painting. My single (very minor) gripe is the purple on the cloak. You've created such a beautiful depth of colour in the rest of the figure that it just seems a bit under...
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    Do it the old school way: Make your banner pole...

    Do it the old school way: Make your banner pole out of brass rod and then simply use a print for your banner. Rag the edges up with a knife and add a bit of weathering with some pastels. Should look...
  106. I've got an S90 and an S95. Superb cameras...

    I've got an S90 and an S95. Superb cameras that'll fit in your pocket easily. They also have a slightly faster (but shorter range) lens than Canon's G cameras.

    Think I'd go with a G if I was using...
  107. Needz moooor skullz. Wank.

    Needz moooor skullz.

    Wank.
  108. You don't need a macro 'lens' with a G11, so you...

    You don't need a macro 'lens' with a G11, so you just saved yourself a hundred bucks :D

    The G11 is an excellent camera that'll serve you well for most things you want to photograph. It'll do minis...
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    Everything is class. Nice figures, beautifully...

    Everything is class. Nice figures, beautifully painted.

    Loving Ray.
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    You've nailed that face. Nicely done :)

    You've nailed that face. Nicely done :)
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    Needs bigger pics - this looks excellent! I...

    Needs bigger pics - this looks excellent!

    I always thought the rider was wasted on that mount. It's far too good a sculpt to be sat on that abomination. He (she?!) should be sat on a big dragon or...
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    The figure is rubbish, the yellow weapons look...

    The figure is rubbish, the yellow weapons look like toys (this is the worst bit of the mini and what folk will be hammering you on I reckon) and the base is a touch too large. I'd (objectively) give...
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    Nope - perfect sense and utterly agree. This...

    Nope - perfect sense and utterly agree.

    This sort of thing does neither the individual or the site any favours.
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    Brushes are so ridiculously cheap compared to...

    Brushes are so ridiculously cheap compared to miniatures (when you look at the brush to figure ratio) that I just buy new ones.

    W&N are a rip. I've had great service from my vastly cheaper...
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    Big thumbs up for R&Co brushes. I also like to...

    Big thumbs up for R&Co brushes.

    I also like to have a few cheap nylon/synthetics for mixing, drybrushing, effects etc.

    The cheap brushes we used to buy at school are fantastic - almost...
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    Am I the only one who thinks that it's bloody...

    Am I the only one who thinks that it's bloody awful? Stupid wings (with even more stupid flick-knives on the ends), ridiculous armour, idiotic pose, crap rider and seat thing....

    It's like a test...
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    Nope, that one's straight out of the packet. I...

    Nope, that one's straight out of the packet. I occasionally dip them in Klear, but am leaning towards ditching clear parts altogether. Too many reflections on photos :)
  118. Thread: help :(

    by Spacemunkie
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    This is going to sound flippant, but it's not...

    This is going to sound flippant, but it's not meant to be.

    Use brighter colours and more highlights. As simple as that. So for that murky brown colour you have there, start with a cadmium yellow...
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    1/72 Falcon has been in the to-do pile for...

    1/72 Falcon has been in the to-do pile for several years. I occasionally get the bottle to open the box, but after seeing what's inside I soil myself slightly and think better of it.

    This...
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    BSG Mk VII Viper

    Moebius Models 1/32 Mk VII Viper:

    http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a376/ScottSymonds/_X8X9541.jpg

    http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a376/ScottSymonds/_X8X9555.jpg
    ...
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    It's all downhill from here! Congrats :D

    It's all downhill from here!

    Congrats :D
  122. Thread: Dear GW

    by Spacemunkie
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    GW are shit.

    GW are shit.
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    One has to think that GW would be less than...

    One has to think that GW would be less than amused if they saw this thread.

    Rather amusing that a knock-off mini can win a Demon though :D
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    They want 25 bucks a tin for GW primer over here....

    They want 25 bucks a tin for GW primer over here.

    Unless it's made from dolphin tears and comes in a platinum plated can, they can go forth and wedge it in their fundament...
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    Apple Tech Support called and said that Steve...

    Apple Tech Support called and said that Steve Jobs can't be dead.

    It's either a problem with the power supply or a third party peripheral!

    :D
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    You really are missing the point. Mobile gaming,...

    You really are missing the point. Mobile gaming, by its nature, ISN'T serious gaming. It's about quick session pick up and playability. I've owned PSPs and DSs and TBH they did nowt for me. They were...
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    https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-sn...

    https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/247317_10150189241732344_642957343_7244955_3897401_n.jpg
  128. Another Ikea job. It's brilliant and takes up...

    Another Ikea job. It's brilliant and takes up very little space as it's wall mounted :)

    http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a376/ScottSymonds/CAB-FULL.jpg
    ...
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    You don't need a micron - an HP-C will do pretty...

    You don't need a micron - an HP-C will do pretty much everything you'd ever need at a fraction of the price. A classic brush that can be had for peanuts. I just grabbed another one (brand new) and it...
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    I bought one of the tankless jobbies (third...

    I bought one of the tankless jobbies (third link).

    It's worked very well until recently - the moisture trap is pretty shot after 2 years bit these are easily replaced. All my sci-fi stuff was done...
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    Phones are always going to be compromised by...

    Phones are always going to be compromised by their ergonomics, but I've found the iPhone 4 to be a great all rounder. Camera is excellent quality for what it is. I've blown photos from it up to...
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    Cheers! Here's another one I did a while back...

    Cheers!

    Here's another one I did a while back that I forgot about. Never really watched Bab 5, so tried something a bit different and went for olive drab and invasion stripes :)
    ...
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    If you can't find a single exhibit you like from...

    If you can't find a single exhibit you like from the Tate's wide ranging collection, then I'd say the issue isn't 'conceptual art'...
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    iPhone was released in 2007. They've been serious...

    iPhone was released in 2007. They've been serious web-enabled multimedia devices for years!

    I didn't use mobile phones before I got my iPhone. Safe to say that the thing has revolutionised the...
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    Registering the forum for Tapatalk would be a...

    Registering the forum for Tapatalk would be a start. It's free and works on all the major mobile platforms...

    http://www.tapatalk.com/index.php
  136. Thread: Two Weeks.

    by Spacemunkie
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    I have November 14 to January 4 off. Am...

    I have November 14 to January 4 off.

    Am counting the days!
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    X-Wing overload

    How do.

    I've been OD-ing on X-Wings recently. I knocked the Fine Molds X together first but wasn't happy with it after using decals ('cos I was too lazy/strapped for time to paint). Superb kit,...
  138. Replies
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    These threads are a bunch of shite really aren't...

    These threads are a bunch of shite really aren't they? If you don't want your figures to be judged and voted on, don't post them. If you want better scores, paint better figures and make sure you...
  139. Hasslefree do this sort of thing really well....

    Hasslefree do this sort of thing really well. They made an ogre birthday miniature a few years back. The limited version came with a hand numbered certificate, and a limited only head and resin base....
  140. This is easy - a limited edition mini should be...

    This is easy - a limited edition mini should be part of a numbered run - 34/400 for example. Once those 400 are gone, there shouldn't be any more. Should really be some sort of hand numbering, signed...
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    You can use a polariser to cut down on...

    You can use a polariser to cut down on reflections. Crank your ISO to get faster shutter speeds. Buy or borrow a faster lens.
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    Oh dear. They should stick to plastic. At...

    Oh dear.

    They should stick to plastic. At least they do that well.
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    Probably the Insinkerator in my new kitchen. How...

    Probably the Insinkerator in my new kitchen. How did I live without it? Flick all peelings and random bits of kitchen waste into the sink, turn on the tap and push a button. Ace.
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    A 55 or 60 will do the job :)

    A 55 or 60 will do the job :)
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    Ta. There's a Mk VII Viper from the new series...

    Ta. There's a Mk VII Viper from the new series due out any day now, as well as a new series Raider. My next projects when I get chance :)
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    Your ability to teach Grandma to suck eggs knows...

    Your ability to teach Grandma to suck eggs knows no bounds... :D

    The S95 has the same sensor has the S90, so I doubt it's any better.
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    Ral Partha 25th Anniversary Great Red Dragon is a...

    Ral Partha 25th Anniversary Great Red Dragon is a beast if you can find one:

    6773

    http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a376/ScottSymonds/dragonfront.jpg
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    Come on! People were doing superb macro work with...

    Come on! People were doing superb macro work with 'full frame' cameras long before digital came along. Stopping down a lens is quite easy you know. Then there's focus stacking. Or a TS lens on some...
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    You can get away with whatever lights you want...

    You can get away with whatever lights you want really. I use a single on-camera flash these days bounced off the ceiling with some card as reflectors angled up at the mini. Quick and easy as I'm lazy...
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    I'd say so. You're on a tripod in studio...

    I'd say so. You're on a tripod in studio conditions and all that.

    Just had a squiz on Ebay - Nikon lenses hold their value well but you should be able to find a decent 55mm macro for a reasonable...
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    What mini is the top of your current WANT list?...

    What mini is the top of your current WANT list? None

    What mini are you currently painting? No minis but I do have an AT-ST, a Bab 5 Starfury, several X-Wings and a TIE Advanced on the go :)
    ...
  152. We had to change our pounds sterling to Kiwi...

    We had to change our pounds sterling to Kiwi dollars to buy a house shortly after arriving. If we'd been able to wait another 8 weeks, we'd have made another $30k.

    Bugger!
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    If you don't go for it and the seller still wants...

    If you don't go for it and the seller still wants rid, I'll happily buy it :)

    Currently use a Canon 1Ds Mark III, Canon 60D, Sony NEX 5, Sigma DP1s and a Canon S90. Just sold a 7D and a 1Ds. Lots...
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    You can't go wrong for fifty quid! Slap...

    You can't go wrong for fifty quid!

    Slap almost any Nikon macro on it you can find and you'll be good to go. I'd go for a 60 2.8 I reckon :)

    Not bad for an outdated sensor:...
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    Resin isn't just cheaper, it's massively cheaper....

    Resin isn't just cheaper, it's massively cheaper. GW aren't using steel moulds as is evidenced by the bits of silicon still attached to FC minis coming out of aging and deteriorating moulds. Cobblers...
  156. Simple things....

    Simple things....
  157. Michael Bay should be shot. And then burned just...

    Michael Bay should be shot. And then burned just to make sure he's dead. Awful, awful, terrible director of utterly vacuous shite. Probably why he got the gig in the first place :D

    I'd rather...
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    If he was pissed up, then I've got no sympathy. ...

    If he was pissed up, then I've got no sympathy.

    Idiocy can be fatal kids!
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    Because the yield from the same volume is...

    Because the yield from the same volume is massively bigger with the new material. Another factor is shipping costs. How much to post metal figures compared to featherlite plastics? Didn't they...
  160. Hang on a minute. The original series was one...

    Hang on a minute.

    The original series was one of the most anime inspired cartoons around. Japanese director, loads of Japanese animators and artists (many of whom went on to work for Studio...
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    You don't "pay more because you are getting...

    You don't "pay more because you are getting more".

    You pay more to fund GW's flailing retail empire.
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    Sticky: In which case people would be best advised to...

    In which case people would be best advised to pick up a used Canon 1D or D30. It's a commonly held belief and it's a crock!
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    Threads was a cracking piece of drama and pretty...

    Threads was a cracking piece of drama and pretty harrowing for the time. That's another one that sits in my movie collection :)
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    The Quiet Earth? ...

    The Quiet Earth?

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0089869/
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    I don't do overtime. If I put in a few more hours...

    I don't do overtime. If I put in a few more hours on a given day, then I'll rock up later the following day or knock off early. Don't need the cash these days, so I'm buggered if i'm knocking myself...
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    Beastmaster... He had a pair of ferrets in his...

    Beastmaster...

    He had a pair of ferrets in his pants and a spray painted tiger.

    Utter shit!
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    In the UK, pretty much every teacher has a...

    In the UK, pretty much every teacher has a pastoral role in addition to teaching their discipline - form teacher, head of year etc. The things you mention there were absolutely my responsibility for...
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    Teenagers can be a real pain in the arse, but you...

    Teenagers can be a real pain in the arse, but you have absolutely no idea what this kid will be doing when he's 20. If you start writing kids off like this because they're lazy, cheeky and eating...
  169. 'Bromance' would be much better used to describe...

    'Bromance' would be much better used to describe a bloke-bloke relationship!
  170. Just got rid of my aging Toyota Celica which I...

    Just got rid of my aging Toyota Celica which I loved. Looked great, comfy and sounded excellent at 7000rpm....

    Swapped for an E46 BMW 328i. Full leather interior, every widget known to man and...
  171. Nowt wrong with the colours you're using. ...

    Nowt wrong with the colours you're using.

    Personally I prefer to start white and shade down as opposed to start dark and highlight up. I use thin glazes as it doesn't take much to tint white. I...
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    Paint jobs only took about 3 hours each - they're...

    Paint jobs only took about 3 hours each - they're pretty well dashed out just to get them off the 'to paint' shelf. Building and prepping the things takes way longer!

    I have a couple of kits that...
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    All of the above! Oil and acrylic washes,...

    All of the above! Oil and acrylic washes, airbrush, Tamiya Weathering Master and occasionally some crushed pastels. Usually in that order :)
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    That's a top job. Love the figure too. ...

    That's a top job. Love the figure too.

    Tempted to buy one and paint it up as an Attack Artoo... :D
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    Buck's Thunderfighter and a Snowspeeder

    These have been sat undercoated and gathering dust for about 6 months so I finished them off over Christmas. Both old and somewhat dated kits but they suffice with a bit of paint.
    ...
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    Scotch iPhone & iPad Photos Cameras

    Scotch
    iPhone & iPad
    Photos
    Cameras
  177. We need more quality licensed (or not...)...

    We need more quality licensed (or not...) miniatures from games and movies...

    Metal Gear Solid, Resident Evil, Oddworld, Halo, FF, Metroid, Killzone, Zelda, Gears of War, Street Fighter, Tekken,...
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    In English... 'Practise' is a verb and...

    In English...

    'Practise' is a verb and 'practice' is a noun.

    :D

    I lost a mere 20gb of stuff that wasn't backed up when an HDD went pop on me a few years back - holiday and family pics mostly...
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    Like a lot. My favourite Khador warcaster. Rock...

    Like a lot. My favourite Khador warcaster. Rock hard :)
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    All good for marketing shots and Pegaso et al do...

    All good for marketing shots and Pegaso et al do this very well indeed. Source lit photos submitted for rating on Coolmini are a bit of a cop out. Photoshoping minis gets rightly bagged but you can...
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    Directional lighting is anathema to what most...

    Directional lighting is anathema to what most people are trying to achieve with mini photos - flat, evenly lit pics that show off all the laborious highlighting and shadows painted on to the figure....
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    That's as much down to the painting as the it is...

    That's as much down to the painting as the it is to the lighting. If you want strong shadows to accentuate the sculpt just hit the figure with light from a single source set to one side and...
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    I've heard Tamiya rally drivers work with a bit...

    I've heard Tamiya rally drivers work with a bit of modding to the cockpit and the figures:

    http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/item.php?product-id=89610
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    That's brilliant :D

    That's brilliant :D
  185. Whilst I don't like them, they don't deserve to...

    Whilst I don't like them, they don't deserve to be in this thread to be fair. Not when there are Mega Minis and those bloody awful pig-things-in-shorts. Even the bases are poorly sculpted. Looks like...
  186. Those rat ogres really are toss. Is the stuff...

    Those rat ogres really are toss.

    Is the stuff that's painted black supposed to be fur?! There is absolutely no subtlety or finesse to the stuff that GW is knocking out. They're like 3D versions of...
  187. So is dysentery!

    So is dysentery!
  188. GW figs look more like action figures with every...

    GW figs look more like action figures with every release.

    As for shite minis - almost everything Wargames Factory has produced thus far. Utter tripe. Their 'Zulu' figures are particularly dire....
  189. Thread: Sargon II

    by Spacemunkie
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    Lovely. Great choice of colours - very opulent!

    Lovely. Great choice of colours - very opulent!
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    What camera? I used to struggle with an old Sony...

    What camera? I used to struggle with an old Sony p&s I used to have that had a rubbish macro mode/minimum focus distance. Used to have to sit at 50cm and zoom. The figure wouldn't come close to...
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    I just threw the pilots in the bin and settled...

    I just threw the pilots in the bin and settled for an empty cockpit.
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    Striping is all decals. Kit was too small for me...

    Striping is all decals. Kit was too small for me to be bothered masking. 1/72 aint my scale... :D

    I've acquired a Buck Rogers Starfighter (1/32 - much larger!) and am in the middle of that. Also...
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    Macro, narrow aperture (f8 is about as far as...

    Macro, narrow aperture (f8 is about as far as most compacts go) and the lowest ISO you can set. Use a tripod, job's a good 'un.
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    If you can stretch the extra few bucks.....

    Panny LX3:
    http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-DMC-LX3-Digital-Stabilized-Black/dp/B001CCLBSA

    or

    Canon S90:...
  195. Top notch :beer:

    Top notch :beer:
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    Excellent stuff Scott....

    Excellent stuff Scott....
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    I worry about this place sometimes. 7.8?! Much...

    I worry about this place sometimes. 7.8?!

    Much better than that - I think folk are marking the miniature which isn't s good as your paint...
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    Very nice - some great work on the basing too. ...

    Very nice - some great work on the basing too.

    I reckon you could do a fair bit just with light in your photos. Drop them down a bit so they're more at the level of your lens and maybe try to...
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    Black chipping on the cockpit is decals. They're...

    Black chipping on the cockpit is decals. They're shite. Knew I should have DIY'd it...
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    I have a humungous woodburner in my living room....

    I have a humungous woodburner in my living room. Lots of soot and charcoal :)
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