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  1. Looks good ekipage! I really love the black boots...

    Looks good ekipage! I really love the black boots and gloves with the green sheen, kinda reminds me of the skin of an Alien.
  2. Thread: Sik’s WIP

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    Those necrons look amazing!

    Those necrons look amazing!
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    Thanks as always BlookASmedium! I have now...

    Thanks as always BlookASmedium!

    I have now taken the final set of photos and put her up for voting:
    http://www.coolminiornot.com/445358

    There are some more photos up on my artstation page:...
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    Thanks for the link mate, I'll put it on my...

    Thanks for the link mate, I'll put it on my reading list!
  5. Congrats ekipage! Always good to get a win out of...

    Congrats ekipage! Always good to get a win out of it, a little wind in your sails :)
    I think that Infinity girl looks great, I like the base you put her on.
  6. Hey Clouds, sorry to hear about your...

    Hey Clouds, sorry to hear about your frustration... If you have room for one more piece of advice: I have heard it said that you should always try to finish a model (or drawing, or whatever) before...
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    Nice work on this! You gotta wonder though - who...

    Nice work on this! You gotta wonder though - who came up with the idea "let's hang an old sock on his belt!"
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    Thank you Clouds, I appreciate it! Like Saint...

    Thank you Clouds, I appreciate it! Like Saint Toad points out, almost everything I do is scratchbuilt, including some of the figures.

    I do own a couple of bits of GW plastic, mostly space marines...
  9. Thread: 10 balls WIP

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    The skin on the elephant is phenomenal!

    The skin on the elephant is phenomenal!
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    That base looks great! Love the pastel effects....

    That base looks great! Love the pastel effects. I'll have to play with those a bit.
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    Thank you very much Graishak! Thanks...

    Thank you very much Graishak!



    Thanks ekipage, much appreciated!



    Thank you SaintToad, always encouraging to hear such kind words. And thanks for letting me use your site as a platform...
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    Thanks Clouds! I used a very thin line brush,...

    Thanks Clouds! I used a very thin line brush, braced every muscle in my body, and stopped breathing for 5 minutes and 42 seconds, but I got some straight lines out of it so pretty happy.

    The Fire...
  13. She is looking great ekipage! I agree with Arkaan...

    She is looking great ekipage! I agree with Arkaan too: your gold blend is really smooth and contrasty, definitely no problems there, but that glint will make it pop off the charts.
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    Dexter, that looks fantastic mate! It is going to...

    Dexter, that looks fantastic mate! It is going to fit really well on the base, strewn with brown leaves as it is. I can't wait to see what else you come up with!
  15. Thread: Graishak WIP

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    That net looks great Graishak!

    That net looks great Graishak!
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    Thank you so much Clouds! I'm happy to know I've...

    Thank you so much Clouds! I'm happy to know I've shared something useful. I think I've gotten over my fear of doing freehand by lots of planning; drawing the design I want on paper using a pencil,...
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    Well done on this chainsaw girl! She looks...

    Well done on this chainsaw girl! She looks fabulous.
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    Haha, now we're talking! That blood looks...

    Haha, now we're talking! That blood looks awesome, the rich red really contrasts with the desaturated ashen tree + skulls.
  19. That's a gruesome model :) Looking good, nice...

    That's a gruesome model :)
    Looking good, nice job on the red cloth!
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    Thank you so much BaM & Dexter, always a pleasure...

    Thank you so much BaM & Dexter, always a pleasure having you stop by!

    Last night I finished the racing stripes with the Bloodraven chapter symbols on the sides.
    They are freehand, I've done a...
  21. Thread: Arkaan - WIP

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    Wow, Eyros looks fantastic Arkaan! Again, you...

    Wow, Eyros looks fantastic Arkaan!
    Again, you with the texture + metals, you've got what 3 different metals there? and they all look amazing. Then the leather and the cloak... very nice!
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    That's very kind of you ekipage, thanks for...

    That's very kind of you ekipage, thanks for stopping by! I also like how the raven came out, as you can tell from my previous posts I was very apprehensive - I had this big idea in my head but when...
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    I love seeing all this work laid out together in...

    I love seeing all this work laid out together in one spot. So much eye candy!
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    Mmmm I think that should be your next sculpt...

    Mmmm I think that should be your next sculpt Chaos. A barbarian with a big bowie knife who goes by name of The Dentist.
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    Loving the colors you chose. And the textures on...

    Loving the colors you chose. And the textures on his arms and shoulders look great!
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    I dig that base for the barbarian, the skull tree...

    I dig that base for the barbarian, the skull tree is super cool.
    First time I hear about Frazetta's use of triangles, I'll be looking at his stuff with new eyes now, thanks!
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    Finished up the freehand raven last night. Pretty...

    Finished up the freehand raven last night. Pretty happy with it!
    The last two pics show the ripped off bandaids I mean masking fluid. These leave the weathering underneath showing through, pretty...
  28. Love that subtle green on the boots, I think you...

    Love that subtle green on the boots, I think you nailed it!
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    Nice work! That tongue looks wicked. Some gold on...

    Nice work! That tongue looks wicked. Some gold on your instagram as well.
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    Made some progress last night, putting down a...

    Made some progress last night, putting down a silhouette basecoat of dark grey on the outline of the raven.
    Then started on one wing, using a reference to start filling in the basic shapes of the...
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    Ah, what a great excuse to go and pay a visit to...

    Ah, what a great excuse to go and pay a visit to my dentist :D
    Have fun with the "new" set of tools!
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    Thank you very much SaintToad! You are absolutely...

    Thank you very much SaintToad! You are absolutely right, I did it once and I can do it again, and if I can't it becomes damage :)



    Thanks 10Ball!



    Thank you for the encouragement...
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    Cheers LoneLemming! I finished the ball...

    Cheers LoneLemming!

    I finished the ball turrets last night, the last pieces were the sensor lenses above the gun barrels.

    https://i.imgur.com/IukYIMw.jpg
    https://i.imgur.com/bC8KmZg.jpg

    ...
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    Fantastic work mate!

    Fantastic work mate!
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    This looks outstanding Hairster! The colors are...

    This looks outstanding Hairster! The colors are so subtle but so sharp. I love the desaturated pink on the tongue, and the sharp highlights on the scales. The sculpt is very well done too, congrats...
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    I guess if you go over it too quickly it ruins...

    I guess if you go over it too quickly it ruins the effect?
    Do you put it under a fan to speed drying time at all?
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    Thanks BloodASmedium, you rock! Thank you...

    Thanks BloodASmedium, you rock!



    Thank you very much ekipage! :)



    Thanks Coyotebreaks, much appreciated! Yeah I really focused hard on the mood on this, so if that message comes across...
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    The skin on the troggoth really does look...

    The skin on the troggoth really does look amazing. Glad to see you are still at it!
  39. Thread: Arkaan - WIP

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    Arkaan, these are amazing! I love your color...

    Arkaan, these are amazing! I love your color choices, and the chunky style combined with the smooth blends suit these models so well.
  40. Thread: 10 balls WIP

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    Very nice tutorial you wrote for toadchapel! I am...

    Very nice tutorial you wrote for toadchapel! I am definitely going to (ab)use this :)
  41. Thread: SaintToad's WIP

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    Congrats on the two new tutorials SaintToad, your...

    Congrats on the two new tutorials SaintToad, your site is becoming a good source of very useful techniques and inspiration.
  42. This is looking awesome ekipage! Good luck with...

    This is looking awesome ekipage! Good luck with the rings on her hands, I hope you work it out - because I would love to see the whole thing come together!
  43. That is a great looking robe!

    That is a great looking robe!
  44. Thread: Graishak WIP

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    Love the yellow! Really pulls everything together.

    Love the yellow! Really pulls everything together.
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    Thanks Clouds and olivin! The Thunderbird is...

    Thanks Clouds and olivin!
    The Thunderbird is technically called a Fire Raptor (I know, but yeah it is based on an official Forge World model you can go out and buy)



    Thank you kindly...
  46. Thread: Werewolves minis!

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    Gruesome idea, I love it :)

    Gruesome idea, I love it :)
  47. Thread: Rowwwsdower's WIP

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    Great! I'm happy if I gave you advice that worked...

    Great! I'm happy if I gave you advice that worked for you :)
    Can't wait to see your progress on this.
    The new mini looks cool, what is it?
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    Yeah, I agree with Rowwwsdower, the blending is...

    Yeah, I agree with Rowwwsdower, the blending is phenomenal. And not just the red, the black part has the right depth to it too.
    I'm going to have to hang on to these photos for future reference! :)
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    I would love to see you realize that chainsaw...

    I would love to see you realize that chainsaw toting girl!
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    Nice work BaM, and I look forward to that...

    Nice work BaM, and I look forward to that tutorial!
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    Dexter, this looks fantastic! I'm in Utah at the...

    Dexter, this looks fantastic! I'm in Utah at the moment, and there are lots of birches around. Your tree looks almost too real :) !
  52. Thread: Werewolves minis!

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    I've dabbled a bit in traditional sculpting, but...

    I've dabbled a bit in traditional sculpting, but have never really gotten into digital sculpting. I think I like the tactile feeling and response of the putty / clay too much :)
    It's interesting to...
  53. Thread: 10 balls WIP

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    Looking good! I don't see the problem with mixing...

    Looking good! I don't see the problem with mixing any of those, but then again I'm no purist :)
    Looking forward to the tutorial write up too!
  54. Thread: Goblin ver.2.0

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    Love it! Where is the reference sketch from?

    Love it! Where is the reference sketch from?
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    Thanks Dexter, much appreciated! We are out of...

    Thanks Dexter, much appreciated! We are out of town for the week, so I won't get anything more done.
    But I'll be keeping an eye on all you riff raff from here :p
  56. Thread: Werewolves minis!

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    Welcome to the forum. That drawing is excellent!...

    Welcome to the forum.
    That drawing is excellent!
    Your insta is full of sculpts already, they all look pretty amazing. Do you sculpt them digitally, or traditionally?
  57. Thread: SaintToad's WIP

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    Stunning work SaintToad! Who is going to go into...

    Stunning work SaintToad! Who is going to go into this beautiful little scene?
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    Wow, the birch looks fantastic! Love the SBS in...

    Wow, the birch looks fantastic! Love the SBS in how you go from a blank generic tree to this beautiful recognizable tree.
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    Doing all the fiddly bits before I seal it up and...

    Doing all the fiddly bits before I seal it up and do some freehand work.

    This includes the cables on the outside & the lenses on the sensor unit. Still todo before I continue are the cage lights...
  60. Thread: Graishak WIP

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    That's one down, and he looks great! Keep going,...

    That's one down, and he looks great! Keep going, you'll finish them!
  61. These guys look super sharp, love the armor and...

    These guys look super sharp, love the armor and the leather work too.
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    Don't overthink it :) If you glaze over entirely...

    Don't overthink it :) If you glaze over entirely with a green it'll pull all the colors (shades and tones) towards it, so it'll reduce contrast too.
    If you use a lighter green, everything becomes...
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    Awesome work on this, so smooth and clean!

    Awesome work on this, so smooth and clean!
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    Thanks SaintToad! Yeah, I find that good silicone...

    Thanks SaintToad! Yeah, I find that good silicone molds are the gifts that keep on giving. I love how I can still use the molds I made for my Land Raider on current projects. And a corollary to that...
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    Nice work! Yeah I think you are right about the...

    Nice work! Yeah I think you are right about the glaze, it should knock the yellow back down a bit if you need it to.
  66. You are not alone mate, everyone I know (except...

    You are not alone mate, everyone I know (except maybe for BaM :) ) has this problem: my models will look good through my head magnifier, but then I take a photo and WHAM they look like crap. Some...
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    After a loooong procrastination, I finally...

    After a loooong procrastination, I finally started weathering the underside of the bird.

    Lots of sponge work, lots of little nicks and scratches. I figure that since it is a ground attack craft,...
  68. Maybe if you tighten up the highlights a bit on...

    Maybe if you tighten up the highlights a bit on the upper part a tad, make them sharper (ie. less fuzzy?) and smaller.
    To me this looks great though, this girl is rad.
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    Wow, beautiful work!

    Wow, beautiful work!
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    I'm going to make a note of this recipe, the...

    I'm going to make a note of this recipe, the final result you get looks great!

    And that philosophy is spot on :)
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    Finally managed to put the Space Hulk Duel on...

    Finally managed to put the Space Hulk Duel on putty&paint, after a long battle trying to get the post up.
    Here's the link, in case you want to go vote for it:
    ...
  72. I think it looks awesome! And man the back of...

    I think it looks awesome!
    And man the back of that dress looks super good.
  73. Thread: Graishak WIP

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    Nice solution for the nets! And yeah, that's what...

    Nice solution for the nets! And yeah, that's what scratchbuilders always seem to have lots of: heaps of stuff that have actual uses for other people :)
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    Oooo! I'm excited! Your trees are always so...

    Oooo! I'm excited! Your trees are always so awesome, I'm glad to see you are going to use one on this base.
    That's a neat idea, making a double for the base...

    And that airbush... I'm jealous.
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    This is starting to look fantastic mate! The...

    This is starting to look fantastic mate! The colors you've got going on the bones and teeth are great, and the muscles on the face are looking super nice. Plus that blind eye pulls the attention.
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    Vote is in :)

    Vote is in :)
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    Voted! Love the color choices you made. The...

    Voted! Love the color choices you made. The orange and deep grey blue work together very well against the dark brown of her skin.
  78. Thread: SaintToad's WIP

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    I third that, that little branch with shrooms...

    I third that, that little branch with shrooms look awesome. Looking forward to that tutorial!
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    I dig the one with the fists up. "Come at me...

    I dig the one with the fists up.
    "Come at me bro!"
  80. Thread: Sik’s WIP

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    Congratulations to you and your wife Sik! The...

    Congratulations to you and your wife Sik!
    The baby is beautiful, and the nurgle dude is ugly as all hell. So I say Great Work! :)
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    The darker skin came out looking great! That new...

    The darker skin came out looking great!
    That new sketch also looks good, looking forward to what you do with it!
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    Thanks Lem, much appreciated!

    Thanks Lem, much appreciated!
  83. Looks great! Now if I were you, I would just push...

    Looks great! Now if I were you, I would just push the contrast a bit more, maybe a deep black and lighter yellow with some white glints on the most raised corners?
  84. Thread: Graishak WIP

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    By netgitz, I presume you mean the little barbed...

    By netgitz, I presume you mean the little barbed nets that these guys can use? Sorry I don't play, so my ignorance is showing :)
    I'm thinking you could try and use a little bit of rough nettting,...
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    Wow Hairster, just wow. This looks incredible!

    Wow Hairster, just wow. This looks incredible!
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    Thank you to everyone that has voted on this so...

    Thank you to everyone that has voted on this so far, I appreciate it greatly!



    Thanks John, that is very kind of you!



    Thank you very much Sigmar!
  87. Yep, definitely moving in the right direction, I...

    Yep, definitely moving in the right direction, I think you are almost there already!!!
    This last photo shows off the contrasts between the skin on her legs and the blue + purple cloth really well....
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    These look amazing BaM! I love the transition...

    These look amazing BaM! I love the transition from the darkest moss at the bottom through to the lighter stone on top.
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    Super cool. The weathered metal looks great, as...

    Super cool. The weathered metal looks great, as does his cloak and the skulls!
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    Finish him!

    All right, I'm calling it. Here is the final thing, some better photos!

    Please vote for it here: http://www.coolminiornot.com/444348

    https://i.imgur.com/7bTtHY0.jpg...
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    Thanks Dexter! I had thought about adding some...

    Thanks Dexter! I had thought about adding some splashes, at the start I also wanted to have some of the grill on the vent "explode" outward, as if the genestealer was hiding behind the grill and...
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    Yeah, great start! I like the contrasting colors...

    Yeah, great start! I like the contrasting colors you chose for her.
  93. NMM is not my forte, so take this with a grain of...

    NMM is not my forte, so take this with a grain of salt:

    If I squint, it looks like gold. So you are on the right track. Now you just have to bump the contrast I think :)
    Also, gold can have...
  94. Thread: Korkki's WIP Log.

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    I dig the way you shaded the skin + recesses....

    I dig the way you shaded the skin + recesses. He's got some cool pants too.
  95. Thread: Kretcher WIP

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    Geez, I must have missed this, that base is...

    Geez, I must have missed this, that base is awesome! Love the little bits of snow stuck in the grass.
    The figures look great too, well done!
  96. Thread: Graishak WIP

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    Nice work Graishak, that is quite a little army...

    Nice work Graishak, that is quite a little army you're painting!
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    Thanks a lot Rowwwsdower, appreciate the kind...

    Thanks a lot Rowwwsdower, appreciate the kind words!

    I did some weathering on the terminator and spent some time on the tyranid's skin last night.
    It is looking ok so far, but I think I need to...
  98. Happy new year to you too ekipage! I'm happy to...

    Happy new year to you too ekipage!
    I'm happy to see the little lady in action again, looking forward to the photos!
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    Only if you assume that you are paying a high...

    Only if you assume that you are paying a high price for quality, and not just for a brand name :p
  100. Thread: Rowwwsdower's WIP

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    I think that if you take a look at the photos you...

    I think that if you take a look at the photos you attached, you can see a similar problem there: In the top image the white is almost too white, it looks washed out. In fact, the top image flame and...
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    Thanks Tee! I managed to squeeze in some paint...

    Thanks Tee!

    I managed to squeeze in some paint time last night.
    It was a bit of a battle. For some reason I wanted to paint the termy armor a bone white, and shade it with burnt umber, but the...
  102. Thread: SaintToad's WIP

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    This is pure awesomeness StToad! I am a huge...

    This is pure awesomeness StToad!

    I am a huge Asterix fan, this resonates with me :)
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    > The shoulder pads are always going to come out...

    > The shoulder pads are always going to come out odd because they cut it in half strange.

    I guess the sculpt is pretty detailed and intricate from all angles, ie. there is no pure 2d plane through...
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    Welcome (back)! That plague marine is very...

    Welcome (back)!
    That plague marine is very cool, no tremor in sight! The glowing lens draws my attention, it is very well painted.
    The two poxwalkers also look great!
  105. Thread: Rowwwsdower's WIP

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    Love the shading on the figure, it is looking...

    Love the shading on the figure, it is looking better and better with each update!
    The transition between the warm glow and the cold shadow is pretty much perfect.

    About the only comment I have is...
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    Thanks for the vote Dexter, appreciate it! Yeah,...

    Thanks for the vote Dexter, appreciate it!
    Yeah, I'm having fun with this build. Lots of weathering all around :)



    Thank you so much Korkki! If I manage to pass the itch to scratchbuild on to...
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    Thank you Kallfa. It is just a start, I'm...

    Thank you Kallfa. It is just a start, I'm refining the shading with a brush now, plus I plan to add some texture to the armor and shine to the alien skin.



    Thanks Sik! Very kind of you. I'm...
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    Congrats man, another awesome sculpt!

    Congrats man, another awesome sculpt!
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    That shield looks super awesome mate!

    That shield looks super awesome mate!
  110. Thread: Kallfa's WIP

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    Love the teeth on the ork, they are super well...

    Love the teeth on the ork, they are super well defined. Can't wait to see where you take the boar.
  111. Thread: Sik’s WIP

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    He is looking pretty bad, in a great way :)...

    He is looking pretty bad, in a great way :)
    Reminds me of the cockroach character from the first MIB, who wore the guy's skin until it basically rotted off.
    That head you chose really does the...
  112. Thread: Graishak WIP

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    That is awesome Graishak! Love the creativity and...

    That is awesome Graishak! Love the creativity and passion you bring on!
  113. Thread: Korkki's WIP Log.

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    Wow, what a find! The guy you chose is an awesome...

    Wow, what a find! The guy you chose is an awesome sculpt. Nice work on the NMM!
  114. Thread: SaintToad's WIP

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    Awesome work on this SaintToad! Lots of...

    Awesome work on this SaintToad! Lots of character, and lots of characters!
    The building and surrounds are very well done, I love the roof tiles and the cobble stones.
    The graffiti is a nice touch...
  115. Great paintjob on this little guy ekipage! ...

    Great paintjob on this little guy ekipage!
    Sorry about not winning, but then again he is looking mighty fine so definitely a personal win for you.
    I would still love to see him stuck inside a...
  116. Thread: Sigmar3's WIP

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    I did a double take on this too "are those hands...

    I did a double take on this too "are those hands coming out of the bird's @ss?" :)
    But then again there is a face inside the beak. Go figure, Kingdom Death is pretty bizarre.
    Nicely painted though!
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    This is looking great, I also love all the extras...

    This is looking great, I also love all the extras you are adding.
    So with the magnets I take it you plan to have the canopy removable?
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    Fantastic looking sculpt there Chaos! I'm loving...

    Fantastic looking sculpt there Chaos! I'm loving the lace work on the dress and the detail on the glove.
    Her face is top-notch, as is usual from you.

    BTW I want you to put a skull in her hand :)
  119. Thread: Sik’s WIP

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    Nurgle dude is looking fantastic, I told you it...

    Nurgle dude is looking fantastic, I told you it makes a world of difference once there is some primer on there :)
    The trick is to see the forest for the trees while sculpting... :D

    The infinity...
  120. Thread: Rowwwsdower's WIP

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    Good job on sticking with it, this looks awesome!

    Good job on sticking with it, this looks awesome!
  121. Thread: Arkaan - WIP

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    These look fantastic Arkaan! Ortruum 8-8 reminds...

    These look fantastic Arkaan! Ortruum 8-8 reminds me of Baron Harkonnen.
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    Added the Grey Knight Terminator and the Tech...

    Added the Grey Knight Terminator and the Tech Priest to my gallery, votes and C&C are very welcome!

    Grey Knight Terminator:
    http://www.coolminiornot.com/444055

    Tech Priest:...
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    Thank you kindly ekipage! Much...

    Thank you kindly ekipage!



    Much appreciated Saint Toad!



    :) Thanks BaM, very kind of you!
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    Ah, I see what you mean: the eyes weren't showing...

    Ah, I see what you mean: the eyes weren't showing enough white. Took me a moment to realize.
    Great progress!
  125. That's a good point, the model may bring its own...

    That's a good point, the model may bring its own impurities, especially because you may have fingerprints (basically, sweat & body oil and bacteria) on there. So a good idea to maybe wash the model...
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    Shame about the LEDs, it would have been a cool...

    Shame about the LEDs, it would have been a cool direction to take the build. I know scale model people like to use fiberglass to route the light where they want it, especially in tight spaces. That...
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    The base looks awesome! Love the moss you added...

    The base looks awesome! Love the moss you added to the collapsed rubble at the bottom.
    And the finished ogre looks great!
    Good luck with that sword...
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    Thank you very much ekipage! I very much like...

    Thank you very much ekipage!
    I very much like the way it came out, and I am very happy you guys motivated me to take the scary (to me) step of Just Doing It.
    I learned a very important lesson:...
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    Good Omens is one of my alltime favourite books....

    Good Omens is one of my alltime favourite books. I think I fell off a chair once laughing so hard while reading it.
    I am biased though, because Terry Pratchett (rip) is one my other favourite...
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    Sorry to hear BaM, hope your brother gets well...

    Sorry to hear BaM, hope your brother gets well soon!
    That Queen barbarian is going to rock!
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    Wow, those folds look spectacular. Love the eyes...

    Wow, those folds look spectacular. Love the eyes too, they have a haunting look.
  132. Thread: Kallfa's WIP

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    Thirded! That army looks awesome!

    Thirded! That army looks awesome!
  133. Thread: Rowwwsdower's WIP

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    Smoking! This looks great! Contrast, like BaM...

    Smoking! This looks great! Contrast, like BaM says :)
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    Glad to see you're back! I agree, the shadow...

    Glad to see you're back!
    I agree, the shadow tone binds things nicely, and the reddish tone of the shade contrasts well with the blue. Someone once explained to me that ambient light will "fill in"...
  135. Glad to see your test went well! Interesting...

    Glad to see your test went well!
    Interesting about the glycerin and alcohol. Keep in mind alcohol will strip almost all paint, although a couple of drops should not do any harm like you say.
    Is it...
  136. Thread: Sigmar3's WIP

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    Hey Sig, started following you on instagram. I...

    Hey Sig, started following you on instagram. I like the sharing format there, but I always come back here for discussions. It's much harder to have a proper conversation on a phone keyboard, and...
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    Thank you very much guys! You have given me super...

    Thank you very much guys! You have given me super helpful advice, I don't think I would have tried any of this without your encouragement and comments.

    I definitely learned a lot from this...
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    The NMM on the armor & blade is looking sharp!

    The NMM on the armor & blade is looking sharp!
  139. Coming along nicely ekipage! I didn't realise...

    Coming along nicely ekipage! I didn't realise those were grenades, that is very funny :)
    How is the guy handling the drink? Did any paint react to being immersed?


    Congratulations on getting the...
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    I agree, our visual system is so finely tuned to...

    I agree, our visual system is so finely tuned to picking out and recognizing faces, so even the smallest touch to a face like this can change it completely. Mine usually goes in other direction...
  141. Thread: Kallfa's WIP

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    This looks amazing Kallfa, well done!

    This looks amazing Kallfa, well done!
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    Very beautiful, the blue makes for a very...

    Very beautiful, the blue makes for a very striking skintone.
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    Thank you Graishak, that is a very kind and...

    Thank you Graishak, that is a very kind and motivating comment!



    Thank you so much BaM, smooth blending is still a challenge, so any indication I'm heading in the right direction is a relief!
    ...
  144. Thread: Rowwwsdower's WIP

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    Yeah, Marco does some brilliant work. He does...

    Yeah, Marco does some brilliant work. He does make it look almost too easy, which it isn't of course :)

    As for which part to do first, I always find it is easier to cover up light paint with dark...
  145. Thread: Sik’s WIP

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    The wings look fantastic! The glow from the...

    The wings look fantastic!
    The glow from the sword is super cool.

    I agree with SaintToad: quit yer whining :)

    Seriously though, this came out great, even if it didn't quite meet you own...
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    +1 for cleaning up your desk and inspiring me to...

    +1 for cleaning up your desk and inspiring me to do the same.
    Looking forward to what you add to the Knight, such a cool model.
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    I guess if they don't complain then there is no...

    I guess if they don't complain then there is no problem, right?
    This is all great info, thanks!
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    Looking good Hairster! Loving those camo pants.

    Looking good Hairster! Loving those camo pants.
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    Nice, I like the candle light figurine very much.

    Nice, I like the candle light figurine very much.
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    I like the changes: the aged flag looks great....

    I like the changes: the aged flag looks great. The chunks of bridge lying in the stream bed below definitely make it more realistic.

    The only think I would add would be to make the chunks seem...
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    What all the other people said: the blend is...

    What all the other people said: the blend is super smooth. I have to learn from you!
    And the freehand looks awesome. Adds so much character to the cloak!
  152. Thread: Kallfa's WIP

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    Very nice, I like this a lot!

    Very nice, I like this a lot!
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    Super cool sculpting work as usual Chaos! I'm...

    Super cool sculpting work as usual Chaos!

    I'm curious: you mentioned above that you send your sculpts to someone else who makes the molds and casts the figures for you.
    I take it they look after...
  154. Interesting experiment. As far as I know, once...

    Interesting experiment. As far as I know, once acrylics have dried they should be waterproof, ie. they shouldn't reactivate.
    The only exception is if they aren't completely dry. This might be the...
  155. Nice, the shading on the shoulder insignia is...

    Nice, the shading on the shoulder insignia is great, and those eye-lenses are perfect, especially the color choice of orange vs the white-blue.
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    Thanks @Kallfa and @ekipage, yes I decided what...

    Thanks @Kallfa and @ekipage, yes I decided what the heck, just go for it, so last night I blended in some yellow ink on the reflections, which worked quite well I think. I then stripped the sword and...
  157. Thread: Kallfa's WIP

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    That is one heck of a great looking face you...

    That is one heck of a great looking face you painted, kudos!
    I love how the warm-tinted teeth contrast with that glaring cold eyeball.
  158. Thread: Graishak WIP

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    Lovely squig Graishak! This looks awesome!

    Lovely squig Graishak! This looks awesome!
  159. I agree, the bases are all great. I like how the...

    I agree, the bases are all great. I like how the second model is posed at an angle, gives it a very dynamic feel.
    The black armor looks great! The edge highlights are very neat.
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    Hey Kallfa, thanks, and again for the great tip!...

    Hey Kallfa, thanks, and again for the great tip!

    I am a GIMP user (I know) so I threw a yellow layer over the blue glow to give it a green tint.
    I also changed the shape of the glow on the shin,...
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    Thank you Dexter! I look forward to what seeing...

    Thank you Dexter! I look forward to what seeing that idea of yours.
    I draw my concepts pretty fanatically too, it helps me with figuring out the 3d jigsaw puzzle.

    --

    I spent a bit of time last...
  162. Thread: Sik’s WIP

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    The chain looks superb, as does the blade. Well...

    The chain looks superb, as does the blade. Well done!
  163. Thread: Kallfa's WIP

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    The head looks amazing, all of the different...

    The head looks amazing, all of the different shades making the skin glow. Beautiful!
    Do you use a lot of stippling / striping strokes when painting, or does the sculpt have that high amount of...
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    Thanks Saint Toad! I know right? It's useless...

    Thanks Saint Toad! I know right? It's useless fighting the muse :)
    I am aiming for this to be very much dynamic, with lots of things hanging in the air...



    Thanks Dex! Yeah this is definitely...
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    Lovely photos! Janet definitely knows how to use...

    Lovely photos! Janet definitely knows how to use a camera.
    That chaos sabre lion is looking pretty mean. Are those horns sticking out of its mane?!?
  166. Thread: Kallfa's WIP

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    I agree, that skintone blend is superb!

    I agree, that skintone blend is superb!
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    Thank you so much Graishak! Really appreciate it,...

    Thank you so much Graishak! Really appreciate it, especially regarding the 10 :)

    I'll probably put it in my gallery eventually; cmon's gallery isn't a very welcoming place, given that people can...
  168. These look great! Especially the one perched on...

    These look great! Especially the one perched on the rock.
  169. Thread: Arkaan - WIP

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    Now I'm really jealous :) That printer does...

    Now I'm really jealous :) That printer does amazingly well at such fine detail.
    The corpse grinder is stunning!
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    I used to rockclimb a fair bit before we had...

    I used to rockclimb a fair bit before we had kids, and the thing that really separated the experienced climbers from the noobs was not how they climbed the hardest routes, but how they climbed the...
  171. Love the coat! Looks great!

    Love the coat! Looks great!
  172. Thread: Rowwwsdower's WIP

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    I am learning a lot about airbrushing myself, but...

    I am learning a lot about airbrushing myself, but reading your description it does seem that you could use either flow improver or drying retarder. You can also try to play with your air pressure -...
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    Wow, big update! The diorama base looks...

    Wow, big update!

    The diorama base looks amazing. I love all the little details: the hanging moss, the flowers, the flag.
    The barbarian looks great too. I can see what you say regarding the browns...
  174. Thread: Kallfa's WIP

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    Great save there. I have to remember that - I...

    Great save there. I have to remember that - I also have a couple of older GW paint pots, and I sometimes use them. They are really badly designed.
    I love the way you shaded the cloth on this last...
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    Stunning work BaM! The female definitely has less...

    Stunning work BaM! The female definitely has less muscular definition to show off your shading ability than the males, but she is looking very imposing nonetheless. She fits in perfectly with the...
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    Thanks BaM, glad you like it! Will keep the glow...

    Thanks BaM, glad you like it! Will keep the glow in mind, given the brushed metal and the distance from the sword.



    Thanks Kallfa!



    Thanks for the kind words Sik, and for stopping by and...
  177. Thread: Rowwwsdower's WIP

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    Funny, the base also looked like water to me at...

    Funny, the base also looked like water to me at first. I think water is hard to paint on a mini, given that it is naturally translucent if not fully transparent, and it is hard to capture the essence...
  178. Thread: SaintToad's WIP

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    From my point of view it looks perfect; I think...

    From my point of view it looks perfect; I think you've captured the iconic version of the monster very nicely.
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    Beautiful work BaM, the moss covered base looks...

    Beautiful work BaM, the moss covered base looks cool and as usual the model looks amazing. I'm very interested to see where you take that lion though!
  180. Thread: Kallfa's WIP

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    Superb start, as before. Good luck!

    Superb start, as before. Good luck!
  181. Thread: Sik’s WIP

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    The selfish secret santa exchange sounds like a...

    The selfish secret santa exchange sounds like a cool idea. The model you're painting looks really cool, I love the reds on the cloak.
    Don't worry about the putty mate, once you have some primer on...
  182. Thread: SaintToad's WIP

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    Great, we always drive past the HPLHS on the way...

    Great, we always drive past the HPLHS on the way to Griffith Park with the kids. One of these days I'm going to stop and introduce them all to the wonderful world of Lovecraft :D. Who needs Disney?
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    That background piece is awesome, ties everything...

    That background piece is awesome, ties everything together into a much larger scene. And it is very well painted!
  184. Thread: to begin anew...

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    I agree with ekipage! The way you shaded the...

    I agree with ekipage! The way you shaded the damage makes it look 3d, like some parts of the metal are buckled. Superb!
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    Thanks for the comment Kallfa! I'll try and...

    Thanks for the comment Kallfa! I'll try and increase the contrast as you suggest (contrast, always the thing to improve, right? :) )
    I'll try the trick with the armor, and see what it brings me....
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    I stained the scorched & burnt metal on the front...

    I stained the scorched & burnt metal on the front of the flamer. This part will need some matt varnish to stamp out the shine, since it needs to be sooty.

    I also added the reflected glow of the...
  187. Thread: Sik’s WIP

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    That green blend is hot, mate! The sculpt is...

    That green blend is hot, mate! The sculpt is coming along nicely too. I agree, once you slap primer on it it'll all come together, and I don't think the head will look goofy then.
  188. Thread: Arkaan - WIP

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    Thanks for the color recipe Arkaan, and...

    Thanks for the color recipe Arkaan, and congratulations on the loot! You do deserve it!
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    Thank you kindly Kallfa! Yeah, it is pretty dark...

    Thank you kindly Kallfa! Yeah, it is pretty dark and grimy :)

    Here is the grey knight's powersword wip:
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    Thank you very much Hairster! I'm got these...

    Thank you very much Hairster!

    I'm got these couple of minis on the painting table (the tech priest, the grey knight and the orkboy) and want to finish them all as a bit of a warmup before I get...
  191. Thread: Rowwwsdower's WIP

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    Any of the major paint brands have skin tones in...

    Any of the major paint brands have skin tones in their ranges. I have a bunch of Army Painter paints, and the set I bought contains 4 different skin tones along with a flesh wash, which I find useful...
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    Thanks Kallfa! Much appreciated. -- I'm...

    Thanks Kallfa! Much appreciated.


    --

    I'm calling the techpriest done. Below are some pictures. As usual, C&C very welcome.

    This is the techpriest figure I sculpted before, posed on a base...
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    Yeah, I like it. It is like a skewed version of...

    Yeah, I like it. It is like a skewed version of "regular" beauty, which is what I'd expect a troll to look like.
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    Awesome work Hairster, can't wait to see what you...

    Awesome work Hairster, can't wait to see what you plan to plant in this base.
  195. Thread: to begin anew...

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    I agree with BaM, the nurgles look great,...

    I agree with BaM, the nurgles look great, especially the drone. I like the glowing green sores.
  196. Thread: Rowwwsdower's WIP

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    Welcome! Your blends look awesome, the cloak for...

    Welcome! Your blends look awesome, the cloak for example but especially the yellow/red shading on the bird/phoenix.
    Whats missing is detail, for me, for example her face just looks like a blank...
  197. Thread: Graishak WIP

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    That tongue again, it looks great Graishak! It...

    That tongue again, it looks great Graishak! It contrasts so well with the green, like everyone else says.
  198. Thread: Kallfa's WIP

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    That troll is awesome! So much texture going on,...

    That troll is awesome! So much texture going on, plus all the little highlights. I love your style.
    Even the chipped axe blade looks great.
    I'm going to have to look at this picture for a bit...
  199. Thread: Arkaan - WIP

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    That red is super cool Arkaan! I'm going to...

    That red is super cool Arkaan!
    I'm going to guess a darker red shaded with dark green, and orange highlights. Am I close? What's the recipe?
  200. I guess if you had some mod/kitbash scenario...

    I guess if you had some mod/kitbash scenario where the inside of the chest would be visible, it would be great to see what's inside?
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