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    I think it's the same person DR :) 1. I'd ask...

    I think it's the same person DR :)

    1. I'd ask the seller / company who makes the compressors, more likely to get a good answer from those who make it
    2. my first compressor had a similar problem....
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    Masqurade Miniatures - Pill Bug City...

    Masqurade Miniatures - Pill Bug City (western-steam-horror skirmish game from around 2008, oop now) - Padre Gecko

    according to zinndex.de (...
  3. HF is a nice little company, BUT they are having...

    HF is a nice little company, BUT they are having problems with shipping and communication for years now. Last I ordered successfully from them was 3-4 years ago (maybe even earlier).
    I stopped...
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    bit better? Reaper Bones. But I'd rather use the...

    bit better? Reaper Bones.
    But I'd rather use the metal bones line from reaper (better details, easy to strip the paint) for practice.


    Or you can get any (older) metal models you like for...
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    you'd need to put a little blue (in the shades...

    you'd need to put a little blue (in the shades then shade with black in deepest recesses) or blue-grey (shades / base) into it to look better. For highlights a neutral grey then white is ok.

    Some...
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    hi everyone, need a bit of advice on how to paint...

    hi everyone, need a bit of advice on how to paint a dropfleet scourge dreadnought.

    I have 2 ideas in mind, but I can't decide and you may have a better 3rd option.

    So far:
    1. prime it black...
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    If metallic, then you could try the vallejo -...

    If metallic, then you could try the vallejo - liquid metal - old gold. It's a really rich orangey gold. But be aware that it's not really water based, but alcohol based, so no mixing it with other...
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    well you have the most important info already...

    well you have the most important info already (game, year released).

    From what I could find: Dark Age - Forsaken - Reaver.
    But in the new cards it has the name Hephzibah. Belonging to the...
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    It not only not true for miniatures, but not true...

    It not only not true for miniatures, but not true for anything else too.

    When you bought it it became your property and can do whatever you want with it. No TM/IP/R from the company applies after...
  10. Thread: Cool websites?

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    cmon putty and paint instagram / fb / partheon...

    cmon
    putty and paint
    instagram / fb / partheon / etc.
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    it is 100% legal if the unpainted mini was legal....

    it is 100% legal if the unpainted mini was legal.

    Somewhat legal (as long as it is mentioned + depeding on laws of your country) if the unpainted base was an illegal recast (in this case paying...
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    Nice video, thank you for it. At the same time:...

    Nice video, thank you for it.
    At the same time: no need for GW glazes at all. Their choice of colors was weird from the beginning.
    Also they are not going away totally, but are replaced with the...
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    I don't think there is a wrong color for an army,...

    I don't think there is a wrong color for an army, but there are lot's of bad looking color schemes that don't follow basic color harmony.

    An example would be a CSM army of a friend, who painted...
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    The blue puss doesn't contrast with the green...

    The blue puss doesn't contrast with the green enough. Going to a red-redbrown would probably help there.
    or if it stays that blue, than the armor should have brown(orange-brown) shadows in the area....
  15. ohh you threadomancer :) how much time it...

    ohh you threadomancer :)

    how much time it takes to learn to paint: depends on the quality you want. For really basic things a weekenf workshop with a good teacher is enough. Even for display...
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    ... those are always large. I really loved the R...

    ... those are always large. I really loved the R minis, so from just 4 armies (that I collected) I have about 192liters of it (3x 64l box filled ) + some extras.
    hmm if I add all the others I have...
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    they are not that much more expensive than 30mm...

    they are not that much more expensive than 30mm minis.
    Most busts are in the 35-60 euro range with some rare ones going up to the 80-90 range. (for example the Pedro fernandes ones are around 50 (...
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    as CyAniDe said what matters: - distance: try...

    as CyAniDe said what matters:
    - distance: try removing the needle cap and go closer, but be careful not to bend the needle
    - dilution/pressure: you have to try out, but as you go lower in pressure,...
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    1.osl with metallics don't work too well. The...

    1.osl with metallics don't work too well. The metal flakes make it glow in places it doesn't have to. It's much better to stick to reds/yellows (and different shades of saturated greens for the 2nd...
  20. In general: the GW and Conf can go between 15...

    In general:
    the GW and Conf can go between 15 and 30 euro.

    The Ilyad are more rare and somewhere between 50 and 100 seems a price a collector may pay for them.
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    Adam bought an 'expensive' 3d printer( one that...

    Adam bought an 'expensive' 3d printer( one that costs between 10-20k usd) to help with the testing process. All those prints are 100% inhouse.

    at the moment the "KD high" school themed minis are...
  22. I think it would work. Just there is a chance to...

    I think it would work. Just there is a chance to bend the needle as it is sticking out too much.

    Then again, I always take the cap off and never had a problem since I bought the AB.
  23. is it the correct nozzle for the correct needle?...

    is it the correct nozzle for the correct needle? (.5mm nozzle with .2mm needle for example)

    or you might have pushed it too strongly in. Maybe you'll need a nozzle replacement as the hole in it is...
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    change, it's worth it :) pretty much a nice...

    change, it's worth it :)


    pretty much a nice standard acryl. There are some nice colors in there though that are not available in other brands (like some of the colored metallics).


    To be...
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    getting ready for the travel for eastern. I'll...

    getting ready for the travel for eastern. I'll take some of the finished busts with me

    and to have something to paint during next week this:
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    Hope I can paint a believable horse mini :)
    ...
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    looks good at first glance. The...

    looks good at first glance. The shading/highlighting changes a LOT with the figures.
    Gold: may be a pain (t)o work with, but looks pretty good as a base gold. At least based on the glare the...
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    no for the first 2 unless you really want them....

    no for the first 2 unless you really want them.
    - The Game Color line is not too good from Vallejo. OK for general TTQ, but Model Color, Air Color are much better (not to mention other companies)
    -...
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    It being thick is not the problem. One great...

    It being thick is not the problem. One great paint line I tried is the "Schminke Primacryl". The colors are highly pigmented and is the first paintline where I could actually mix a nice purple from...
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    sorry can't really help as it's a first I've even...

    sorry can't really help as it's a first I've even heard of the "Amsterdam Std".

    At first glance(YT videos, reviews) it looks ok, but you'll need a lot more thinning as they seem thick out of the...
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    Don't know how it is in Canada, but after the...

    Don't know how it is in Canada, but after the quality dip around 2010 where every 2nd WnN I bought was bad they returned around 2014 to QC and had no problems with them since.
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    ouch, still about double price (The (by now sold...

    ouch, still about double price (The (by now sold out) No2 for 10,71euro is cca. 16CAD) compared to the German shop I linked.
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    Airbrush: I don't know Badger enough, but for...

    Airbrush: I don't know Badger enough, but for that price you could get a HnS Evolution Solo with an extra Nozzle (a larger one) +needle (for the larger one).
    Funny thing is that there is on AB I'D...
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    I don't know, after shaking the hell out of it it...

    I don't know, after shaking the hell out of it it doesn't look thinner to me, just the same as VMC.
    Not that I really expect it to be different as the manufacturer is Vallejo.

    What I really like...
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    I'd say get the regular 7. The mini is nice for...

    I'd say get the regular 7. The mini is nice for some applications, but worse overall.

    Also how does it cost 30+USD? Does it come in a Ltd box or a box with multiple brushes?
    I ask because where I...
  35. I'd say 4+1 points where you can improve: 1....

    I'd say 4+1 points where you can improve:

    1. color scheme. The figure feels mostly blue with a yellowish skin while the clothes are mostly black-white (with a hint of purple? feels that way)....
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    mehh, pics are as bad or worse than the...

    mehh, pics are as bad or worse than the painting... but as promised:

    Aileen, mostly done. I might add a protective layer of varnish and be done with it
    72722

    Cleopatra, because why focus on...
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    will try to make some photos of the 4 busts that...

    will try to make some photos of the 4 busts that I'm working on / completed.

    in the mean time some interesting pigments/paints: https://culturehustle.com/

    Especially interesting:
    Green and...
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    Not really. You could try hanging them on...

    Not really.
    You could try hanging them on transparent lines or mounting them on transparend rods, but none of those work really well. The supporting structure is still distracting.

    Maybe the best...
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    yeah they are convenient. Then again I quite...

    yeah they are convenient.
    Then again I quite often buy busts/75mm+ figures that are limited and I buy as soon as possible from the creator.
    Or I buy from the creator to support him/her 100% and not...
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    ... well a bit better in price but you have to...

    ... well a bit better in price but you have to fight with your morals, but most of those busts are available from recasters (ebay or other sites) too for around 20gbp.

    ... one more option would be...
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    they are recasts (based on ukraine + price) so if...

    they are recasts (based on ukraine + price) so if it bothers you than they are not the vendor for you.
    But some of the figures are oop, so you may not have any other way of getting them. (personally...
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    not really. Best would be if you could sculpt it...

    not really. Best would be if you could sculpt it yourself.

    Where I'd look: el greco miniatures, but even they are mostly good to find a historical 1/12 figure or bust that you could use as a base...
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    Valandar: that's why I wrote "so you may need the...

    Valandar: that's why I wrote "so you may need the medium only for thinning" :)
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    imho there is a little bit of variation compared...

    imho there is a little bit of variation compared to vallejo/gw paints.
    And that is that it has less binder/medium than those. Because of that there is a minimal variation to those, but easily...
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    normally: - prepare, prime, base,...

    normally:
    - prepare, prime, base, darken/highlight (wash, hl, drybrush, whatever), varnish if you want to protect it (gloss then matt if stronger protection is required).
    So normally you only...
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    while I agree that the scoring could (or should)...

    while I agree that the scoring could (or should) be abolished, but I disagree with the "level is too high, so it's meaningless" part. It's as if you aim for the "all participants get a prize" model,...
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    normally in a day. but depends if the admins...

    normally in a day.
    but depends if the admins have anything else to do in real life.
    Happened with me, that it took a week.
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    it's called Golden Gobbo, so goblin. Design...

    it's called Golden Gobbo, so goblin.
    Design varies from year to year, with the exception, that it's usually an old-school gw style goblin with a brush instead of a spear.

    for me it looks like...
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    Hi, could you attend GD-hu yesterday? and if...

    Hi,

    could you attend GD-hu yesterday? and if yes did you manage to win in the painting competition?
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    spray primer is ok. some ideas on the tribes:...

    spray primer is ok.

    some ideas on the tribes:
    - paint the side of the base to the color
    - paint the figure's clothes to the color
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    I doubt they'll rerelease that box. But if you...

    I doubt they'll rerelease that box.
    But if you can wait until black friday (+a month until it ships) you can buy them at 80% off. (At least it was like that for the last 2 years). For example...
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    yeah, the FAQ books are pricey, but they are...

    yeah, the FAQ books are pricey, but they are worth it.

    Some books I have:
    - Darkson Designs Painting Guide 1 : mostly intermediate level, chapter on a diorama, flesh, nmm. But it'll be hard to...
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    Thanks SaintToad. It's nothing special, just a...

    Thanks SaintToad. It's nothing special, just a few washes and drybrushes to bring out the texture.

    LLemming: soo basically paint them black and edge the skin.

    gorb: Prodos Games, AvP figures....
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    And now the two busts I paint atm. Both are just...

    And now the two busts I paint atm.
    Both are just basecoated and roughly highlighted with an AB. None of them are touched by brush yet.

    For skin I used the nocturna flesh paintset (realistic skin...
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    First some of the things I've managed to paint...

    First some of the things I've managed to paint last year / early this year. Level is mostly ttq for gaming (altough I don't see having a game with them anytime soon).

    Aliens. It's weird how grey...
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    always a good idea.

    always a good idea.
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    About the wings: the transition between the white...

    About the wings: the transition between the white and purple is a bit rough.
    Normally ways to deal with this:
    - add an intermediary color between (you "ghosting" (misting, whatever) the white in...
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    In theory the pressure should average out a bit,...

    In theory the pressure should average out a bit, making pulsing less noticable.
    Then again, if your compressor has a tank it won't be noticable, as that help out already in that regard.


    And at...
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    looks good enough for me. Compressor may be...

    looks good enough for me.

    Compressor may be expensive because of the name, but should work as needed.
    As for the AB: The Eclipse or the Evo are both good. I have an Evo and it's simply wonderful....
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    You forgot Tommie Soule :) Some examples:...

    You forgot Tommie Soule :)
    Some examples:
    http://www.coolminiornot.com/415030
    http://www.coolminiornot.com/350515
    http://www.coolminiornot.com/247737

    Fluisterwood's WIP is also worth checking...
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    sorry, no better suggestion. To be honest I...

    sorry, no better suggestion.
    To be honest I think the yellow-turqoise (blue-green)-purple is a bit unbalanced and not the best. At the same time I have absolutely no idea where to balance it. ...
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    can't really criticise it. Looks pretty great....

    can't really criticise it. Looks pretty great. Only the blade of the first figure I'm not really sold. The armor and the 2nd figure are great.

    depending on what you want I'd say you can remain...
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    thanks for the suggestions I'll look into them. ...

    thanks for the suggestions I'll look into them.


    a pretty off request: if anyone has the game "SAO: Fatal Bullet" on a PS4. Can you help me with the PvP trophy? (basically I'd need to win 5 times...
  64. Basically I'd recommend no sets as they are not...

    Basically I'd recommend no sets as they are not needed at all (you need just like 4 browns going from an off-white through a yellow-brown to some dark brown), but if you really want one, then the...
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    still painting, but sloooowly and mostly ttq on...

    still painting, but sloooowly and mostly ttq on my desk atm (Helldorado sarassins, AvP Aliens, UM Honor Guard), BUT

    I would like to practice some skin + expressions for this I'd need suggestions...
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    yeah, early on, but already better than the best...

    yeah, early on, but already better than the best NMM I've ever done.
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    agree. Even though it's only started and the...

    agree.
    Even though it's only started and the transitions are still rough, but the light-placement... seriously good. I'd accept it even at this state as finished.
  68. Hi, I meant the pics of your paintings. It's a...

    Hi, I meant the pics of your paintings. It's a hard quality where people want low prices, so you have to be either very efficient in painting a LOT of figures or very lucky finding the few willing to...
  69. There is no real best place. You'd need to...

    There is no real best place. You'd need to advertise yourself on multiple platforms + for multiple people.
    What I mean is: spread the word of your commission on:
    - FB (figure painter groups,...
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    yep, we are harsh. But it could help you improve...

    yep, we are harsh. But it could help you improve more if given [b]constructive[b] criticism on the specific figures.

    with the exception of the naga (I'd rate that one higher) the average looks...
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    no idea as I live in the eu and Elmer's is a US...

    no idea as I live in the eu and Elmer's is a US brand as far as I know.

    I use PVA / White Glue which should be the same and I had no problems with it.

    Also a nice reference (snow is in Chapter...
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    there can be 2 causes: - Impurities in the...

    there can be 2 causes:
    - Impurities in the baking soda. There are differences between manufacturers. --> no real way to find a good one except by trying out different ones.
    - It can take up...
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    Interesting list. I'd personally switch the...

    Interesting list.

    I'd personally switch the Raphaell and Rosemary as I find Raph better in quality.
    And I'd pretty much drop GW and AP. Even though they are thought for minis their quality.......
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    well they usually say: thin milk consistency :) ,...

    well they usually say: thin milk consistency :) , but as someone mildly allergic to milk (I drank it last time about 15 years ago) that one doesn't help me at all...

    So what helps me:

    -if...
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    hi, your post is full. So my questions here: ...

    hi, your post is full.

    So my questions here:

    - do you want to keep the figure or just have a go painting it?
    - at what price would you rate the ruby / ar-fienel? (Considering that you'd pay...
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    I think the book from 2011 is meant. eavy metal...

    I think the book from 2011 is meant.
    eavy metal masterclass
    Games Workshop (2011)
    ISBN 10: 1907964320
    ISBN 13: 9781907964329
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    *sigh* I'm envious. Not only I don't really...

    *sigh* I'm envious.
    Not only I don't really have time, but the quality you make is much better than mine now.
    You improved quite a lot since last year, while I just regressed.
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    looks like a wolfen warrior from Rackham, but......

    looks like a wolfen warrior from Rackham, but...
    - I don't remember anything that armored or a musician.

    Conversion from one? maybe.
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    Welcome to the forums. What kind of printer do...

    Welcome to the forums.

    What kind of printer do you use?

    As for Krule: I think he has a Anycubic Photon which costs between 400-500usd slowly getting cheaper and cheaper. (first I heard about it...
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    They started it 12 hours ago.

    Luckily for my wallet: nothing new that I didn't have already.
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    please get some of that off before the silver...

    please get some of that off before the silver paint. As it is it will be too uniform / too much.
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    hehe, I'm completely opposite of KB. The...

    hehe, I'm completely opposite of KB.

    The yellow I just see as a lighter version, the brown one is the randomness I'd expect from an underlayer that will act as rust under the real paint (whatever...
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    that reminds me: warpaints (simple patterns) in...

    that reminds me: warpaints (simple patterns) in different light/bright colors (white, red, yellowgreen). Works well on monsters/barbarians.
  84. there is one on dakka too. but to be honest I...

    there is one on dakka too.
    but to be honest I follow only 3 (or 4) companies for BF:

    - Kingdom Death
    - Prodos (Aliens vs Predator)
    - CMON for some 80% off hadross (like last year, need 3-4...
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    you can play with a few things. 1. saturation...

    you can play with a few things.

    1. saturation of colors: Make some very strong, saturated, the opposing ones muted, greyish.

    2. you can HL the colors much lighter than you think, you just have...
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    hi, eyes: no real tip, just practice it on a...

    hi,

    eyes: no real tip, just practice it on a paper before painting it on the figure.
    In reality anime eyes are really simple. Just make an oval in a dark color in the middle + dark lines on top...
  87. I'll avoid the KS as I've grown to distrust them,...

    I'll avoid the KS as I've grown to distrust them, but please notify, when you'll be selling them at a webstore.

    The "summoning 1" bust and 54mm and the cowboys (both) look like a must buy.
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    hi, I think you misunderstood something. The...

    hi,

    I think you misunderstood something.
    The gloss varnish is used after the painting is done to protect the paintjob (with a few matt varnish coats to cut back the shine). It's not that often...
  89. it shouldn't look like that. Especially with the...

    it shouldn't look like that. Especially with the AP-Antishine which is a pretty good matt varnish normally.
    I tried it on a few figures from a can from a friend, dulled down everything to a nice...
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    Some minis done since April. I'll have to say...

    Some minis done since April.
    I'll have to say comparing them to the older minis I see that I've regressed a LOT in the year (since I paint a LOT less than I used to because of pain/PS4/lazyness/no...
  91. they have a bit more natural color. For example...

    they have a bit more natural color.
    For example the GW blood is stonger and a bit brighter red, than the fresh/dried blood from V, BUT imho the V ones look better.
    --> because of it's...
  92. why minis as payment: because it's a hobby and...

    why minis as payment: because it's a hobby and the customer probably wouldn't pay the price if asked, BUT the a painter wants to try painting it. So instead the painter ask for a mini that he/she...
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    sorry, but to my knowledge any solvent good...

    sorry, but to my knowledge any solvent good enough to get rid of the resin will damage the paintjob even if it was sealed.
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    Design is niceish, but please rethink the staff...

    Design is niceish, but please rethink the staff for the bust. It's not a really good think imo if it reaches under the plynth (too long). I'd either cut it at a point or reposition the arm/hand.
    The...
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    you mean f.e. the bust about 2 pages ago? Looked...

    you mean f.e. the bust about 2 pages ago? Looked good enough to me.
    Actually it looked better than the best shapeways give you.

    Also if the stepping is mostly on large open surfaces, then at...
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    years? probably not. The Anycubic Photon is...

    years? probably not.
    The Anycubic Photon is under 500USD and has a good enough resolution for 1/72 minis or larger. By good enough I mean no visible stepping.

    an example what it can do (furniture...
  97. Thread: Arkaan - WIP

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    - request a replacement from Prodos. - after you...

    - request a replacement from Prodos.
    - after you have a good replacement cut it up for a base / diorama along the line
  98. my eye is getting worse and worse... anyway if...

    my eye is getting worse and worse...

    anyway if it's green, then:
    - shading with a red/redbrown(VAC-HullRed/VAC-TankBrown for example, VGC-SepiaInk if you want to stay with VGC and inks) and...
  99. Simply black and white ? That grey looks pretty...

    Simply black and white ? That grey looks pretty much like a neutral grey.

    But if you want a more colorful shadow/highlights:
    - Dark Blue Gray , Ghost Grey
    - Mahagony , Ivory
    - Dark Blue...
  100. It's because of P3's claim that their acrylic is...

    It's because of P3's claim that their acrylic is sooooo different from any other (the mentioned liquid pigment part). While in reality their paint is the same acrylic as any other (other than they...
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    I asked some better painters and they told me:...

    I asked some better painters and they told me: mostly experience helps.

    That said my way of doing it is what Ritual suggested, so mixes are written down. Also it helps, that for most of the colors...
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    They are not that special, just really light and...

    They are not that special, just really light and strong colors.
    For lava normal colors are enough, altough you might consider the yellow one for the strong light color it has.

    pic: I personally...
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    Little reviving this because this happened: ...

    Little reviving this because this happened:

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/steamforged/horizon-zero-dawntm-the-board-game/description

    The machines look pretty good. It was long ago I...
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    and there is also no real alternative. Putty...

    and there is also no real alternative.

    Putty and Paint is in general the same. You have lots of friends / followers, you'll have good medals.

    FB groups / painting or wargaming forums /...
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    did you also check the number of votes? quite...

    did you also check the number of votes?
    quite often minis get a lot of unjustified 1-s bringing the score down. CMON deletes these about daily (at least it seems to me from my experience) that...
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    mehh, for the price it may be worth a try, but...

    mehh, for the price it may be worth a try, but you better not expect anything from it.

    Compressor looks weak, AB doesn't look well made (and all the concrete info about it, that it's double action...
  107. Thread: Arkaan - WIP

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    Prodos AvP figures. The predator is one from...

    Prodos AvP figures.

    The predator is one from the Unicast Elder Predators pack. Alien from the Unicast Alien Warrior pack.
    Both look great.

    would you mind sharing how you painted the alien /...
  108. not me. I use the brush soap for maintenance...

    not me. I use the brush soap for maintenance every few months, but other than that I use just plain water. During session and after session too.
    If you have quite a lot of paint after rinsing there...
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    I'd suggest looking through e2046.com-s site for...

    I'd suggest looking through e2046.com-s site for similar figures. Sadly there is no search through features (blue hair, etc).
    Hmm at one point they had the official PVC figures:...
  110. basically matt medium also has a matting agent in...

    basically matt medium also has a matting agent in it. Can kill metallics (makes it look simple grey) or other effects (like the satin look of leather).
    Thinner dilutes like the matt medium, but...
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    There is a little tool called powerpalette from...

    There is a little tool called powerpalette from reaper: http://www.reapermini.com/PowerPalette/

    it gives back the approximate reaper colors, then you'd need to convert it to vallejo (...
  112. you don't really need any of these additives. For...

    you don't really need any of these additives. For acrylics water is enough after you learned to use it correctly (thinning, brush control).
    That said they can help do things faster or can be useful...
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    I'd go as normal skin but with a bit of added...

    I'd go as normal skin but with a bit of added purple.
    So something like: VMC-Ivory (because it's always good to have this in everything), VGC-Hexed Lichen or Imperial Purple (I'd rather use the...
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    altough in most pics I could find they were...

    altough in most pics I could find they were painted as:
    - blue armor
    - bare head / gold head
    - FT shoulderpads + powerpack (black)

    I'd go rather with:
    - FT colors
    - Blue right shoulderpad...
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    was the weathering (scratches on the armor if I...

    was the weathering (scratches on the armor if I see it correctly) painted in with a brush?
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    I've painted a few monochrome minis and I think...

    I've painted a few monochrome minis and I think you need bigger difference in the materials.
    Right now it's really hard to see the details of the mini.

    What I mean is:
    - Arms + face a LOT...
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    They are basically the same as a wash. The only...

    They are basically the same as a wash. The only real difference to secret weapon washes for example is that they are enamel based and require a thinner. (also because of this you have more working...
  118. I can agree on this one. huh? this for me...

    I can agree on this one.


    huh? this for me would mean none of the great paintings are art as they are just illustrations.

    Than again based on how the university's art faculty (where a friend...
  119. Is this art?...

    Is this art? http://assets.vice.com/content-images/contentimage/no-slug/74134277285c307fe96ac7a89f6b096b.jpg

    according to famous artists: yes.

    In that case my minis are art too. Independent if...
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    I used to. Until 2016 Halloween sale when I had...

    I used to. Until 2016 Halloween sale when I had the same exp as you.
    Placed my order around 30th oct. no news(no replies to queries) until january , when they suddenly answered. Apparently my emails...
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    Too many... just too many. Not counting those...

    Too many... just too many.

    Not counting those I put in a box, so I don't see them:
    - Some Nighthaunt and Wych elf figures
    - a AoS diorama
    - 2 KD minis
    - a NMM-gold Ylliad games figure
    - 2...
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    lately the gw gold recipe: retributor armor base,...

    lately the gw gold recipe: retributor armor base, reikland flesh/agrax earth wash, auric gold, liberator gold and stormhost silver highlights.

    even here the first 2 steps(retr. armor, washes) seem...
  123. Thread: Jim's WIP

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    from the pic it doesn't look that thick. I'd try...

    from the pic it doesn't look that thick. I'd try re-basecoating it before doing anything radical.
  124. Thread: Jim's WIP

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    you could simply restart from basecoat. If the...

    you could simply restart from basecoat. If the paint so far is thin enough you won't obscure the details because of a 2nd try. Or you could simply reapply the shading/highlighting.

    simple trick to...
  125. Get the colors you need for your projects from...

    Get the colors you need for your projects from whatever company you want from.
    + some universally useful colors are good to have: black, white (or off white), dark blue/turqoise, dark brown, 2 skin...
  126. for skin: beige red instead of the basic...

    for skin: beige red instead of the basic skintone. Looks better imho.

    steel: VAC pale-greyblue, VAC intermediate blue are nice alternative blueish steel colors
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    likely because the best way to it is using...

    likely because the best way to it is using reference (photos) (or google images) and zenithal highlighting to see where the shadows / highlights go.

    you can also do the same with metallic paints.
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    It's an mk7. So far there is 9.5 versions....

    It's an mk7.

    So far there is 9.5 versions. Mk1-8 and with the new primaris range 10 and 10-Gravis.
  129. I use the Force. And hope I paint the correct...

    I use the Force.
    And hope I paint the correct spots with the correct color.
  130. - putty and paint - dakkadakka (more gaming,...

    - putty and paint
    - dakkadakka (more gaming, than painting, but have a gallery and painting subsection in forums)

    also the usual : pinterest, FB (different painting groups)
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    The woman bust looks good, but not until I can...

    The woman bust looks good, but not until I can get the "new_skin" from 'retail' .
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    matt varnish is the answer usually. The problem...

    matt varnish is the answer usually.
    The problem is, that not all varnishes are equal. For example the VGC-Matt varnish is pretty satin, while the VMC/VAC ones are much more matt.
    Also helps if you...
  133. I meant that what I have is in a tube. I presume...

    no idea, the white I have is pretty thick, like a paste.[/QUOTE]
    @MAXXxxx If you mean coverage even Heavy body titanium white is good diluted as it is such an opaque pigment.[/QUOTE]

    I meant that...
  134. no idea, the white I have is pretty thick, like a...

    no idea, the white I have is pretty thick, like a paste.
    I agree with that for start the paints made for minis are great.
    I don't know. The few I tried at the workshop + the white I have here give...
  135. I didn't either, but according to urban...

    I didn't either, but according to urban dictionary:

    "U.S. Marine Corps slang for unlucky cocksucker. Playing off of the 4 digit military occupational specialty (MOS) codes used. 13 being unlucky...
  136. After attending a few Workshops from Jarhead I...

    After attending a few Workshops from Jarhead I have to disagree with this.
    The paint/Pigment quality of the tried "Schminke Primacryl" was insane compared to the usual model paints (GW-P3-etc). I...
  137. Yes it evolved. A lot. But you can still achive...

    Yes it evolved. A lot. But you can still achive display levels with GW's style, it's just harder.

    No, NMM and smooth blending is not mandatory. After the NMM craze of 2008-2012 it faded and now...
  138. it is both. Especially depending on execution and...

    it is both. Especially depending on execution and ideas.
    And yes, there are/were galleries that already showcased painted minis. Not likely to be done on big art ones, but smaller local ones it's...
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    at retail? not really. Then again I have such a...

    at retail? not really. Then again I have such a backlog it's not even funny.
    But I still have some in my wishlist from e2046.
    Quite frankly some of the better releases were from GW these last 2...
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    nice one ghool, thanks. But at the same time:...

    nice one ghool, thanks.

    But at the same time:
    - imagining the color wheel is simple (if not look at a googled image and remember it)
    - complementary color = color on the opposite side of the...
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    Game: Dark Age Faction: don't know the game that...

    Game: Dark Age
    Faction: don't know the game that well, but
    based on size/spikiness: Dragry,
    based on one of the shields, the spiders, fat mini in front : Brood. (resculpts)
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    I can't find a lot of pics or videos for their...

    I can't find a lot of pics or videos for their display.
    are the figures visible on this vid?: https://youtu.be/2fpf9dQ-WMs
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    the ebay one looks good for the price if you want...

    the ebay one looks good for the price if you want only one mini from the three, but the way shipping is set up makes it weird .
    seller in france, ships worldwide except whole of eu, australia,...
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    looked through the few remaining bit sites +...

    looked through the few remaining bit sites + e(vil)bay.
    bit sites: nothing from this kit
    ebay: 1 assembled for 20 euro, boxes for 80 euro
    gw site: 80 euro for a box

    so at this point I'd say...
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    pretty much what Aphotic said. BUT with the...

    pretty much what Aphotic said.

    BUT with the releases from Book1 and 2 there are enough units released to make the games varied enough if it's not your main game and you play it once a month or...
  146. Thread: News Scale75

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    it's part of the platinum series, so very likely...

    it's part of the platinum series, so very likely all is there (dog, bucket, base). The dog/bucket for sure, and quite a few Scale75 models have the bases, so that's likely too.
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    actually it's normal customer service. Anything...

    actually it's normal customer service.
    Anything else is just bad.
  148. a link would have been nice to know which Terrain...

    a link would have been nice to know which Terrain KS. (google helped, Hab Block 2)

    beside a good price point and magnets it looks pretty much like a Microarts - District5 set (similar buildings,...
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    mixing them could work, but mostly if one of them...

    mixing them could work, but mostly if one of them is small (armor NMM, buckles/buttons in TMM).
    As for plate and chain I wouldn't mix them. Go with either of them. Chain NMM migth take a bit more...
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    :D to try P3 you'd need only one(or a few)...

    :D
    to try P3 you'd need only one(or a few) color(s), not all of them.

    As all Akryls are usable with each other the best imho is getting colors that are not available in other paintlines or are...
  151. Thread: Fallen Angel

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    good news :) but don't worry too much, it...

    good news :)

    but don't worry too much, it doesn't need to be perfect and in worst case you have a second one :D

    you could "do justice"/Teh Prefekt Version on your copy.
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    - Sanguine base is a nice deep red - menoth...

    - Sanguine base is a nice deep red
    - menoth white highlight is a good greenish off-white useful for highlighting most colors
    - cryx bane highlight is a nice warm grey to desaturate a color
    - coal...
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    they are book2 ones.

    they are book2 ones.
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    it really depends on what you want to achive. The...

    it really depends on what you want to achive. The mood / setting of the figure. So it's hard to tell like that.

    But a general ballpark: make your shades cold (as cold gives a feeling of distance)...
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    I don't know, for me it's about an 8. what I...

    I don't know, for me it's about an 8.

    what I like the most:
    - the armor.

    what could be improved imho:
    - sash around the waist. Compared to the armor it's like: black with a blue edge...
  156. color blind: no how to deal? depends if you...

    color blind: no

    how to deal?
    depends if you paint for yourself or for others to see.

    - if you paint only for yourself, then go with whatever looks good for you. It'll be probably VERY weird...
  157. Thread: MAXXxxx WIPs

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    So some pics of what I was able to do after all...

    So some pics of what I was able to do after all the non-painting I've done last year:
    First are some figures for tabletop.
    Somehow I have little patience and respect for GW figures, so I started...
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    soo, had time to watch it through. - sorry,...

    soo, had time to watch it through.

    - sorry, but for ttq+ you'd need to improve. Biggest part of it is that at the end the video shows a result, that looks like a basecoat despite all your work....
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    what will be your goal ? What quality will you...

    what will be your goal ? What quality will you aim for in your videos? ttq, ttq+, display?

    I'll look at the vid more closely, but after fast forwarding it a bit 2(.5) points:
    - even though you...
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    hmm, nice stats I have no idea where to see it,...

    hmm, nice stats I have no idea where to see it, but for me the most important part: "8 members" = those who are logged in + regularly post. Altough during the night here (Eu) it goes a bit higher as...
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    I don't think opening a few new catalogs is a big...

    I don't think opening a few new catalogs is a big undertaking, the above would take maybe 30 min to do with most forum motors.

    The question is why do it? There are about 20-30 members active, for...
  162. Thread: MAXXxxx WIPs

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    nothing to do with miniatures, but still an...

    nothing to do with miniatures, but still an awesome video I found: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkCr1i7WxHc

    what's maybe useful for us if seeing how the reflections / light is applied to the...
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    aaand Scale75 just made things easier. There is...

    aaand Scale75 just made things easier. There is no more need to look at all the warfront boxes to mix and match the colors. They just released the whole set in a similar format to the scalecolor and...
  164. recent example: someone primed their minis with...

    recent example: someone primed their minis with GW's corax-white.
    And there is no color (base/layer/tech/whatever) that matches it, so the GW primer was decanted and used for touchups/fixes.
    ...
  165. Mujihapix books, help needed from someone living in japan

    Hi,

    I'm looking for someone who could help me buy 4 books from pixiv's booth. They ship only to japan, so I can't directly order from them.

    What I'd need are these 4 books:...
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    as you wish: as long as it is not sold...

    as you wish:
    as long as it is not sold officially anymore, either because the original company went under and noone carried on the minis or if it's a limited edition model, that you can't get...
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    I wouldn't really say that. - you'll most...

    I wouldn't really say that.

    - you'll most likely (99%) get what you bought
    - most likely(90%) it will be the same or better quality then directly from the creator (same for example on nutsplanet...
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    it depends on what you mean by legit. As you...

    it depends on what you mean by legit.
    As you wrote it's more of a chinese amazon/ebay, so the minis are dependent on the seller and not on aliexpress.

    That said most of them are recasts. I'd...
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    hard to say. For Large-scale figures I use 2...

    hard to say. For Large-scale figures I use 2 e-shops (elGreco and figone) plus I order from the manufacturers directly (nocturna, fer, pedro-fernandez, nutsplanet, scale75, ...) .
    Partly because of...
  170. Thread: MAXXxxx WIPs

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    Soo after almost a year of not painting I'm...

    Soo after almost a year of not painting I'm trying to get back, but it is hard.
    For one the brush feels so alien, as I completely forgotten how to use it. Not being able to sit for more than 15-20...
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    They did release an updated version of them as a...

    They did release an updated version of them as a book ("Easy Painting Process"). You could buy that, BUT it's a really weak book, not worth getting at all.



    they are basically the same as the...
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    The nmm colors are in there but the metal alchemy...

    The nmm colors are in there but the metal alchemy and inktensities not.

    edit:

    to have every color you need now:
    - Scalecolor collection (63 scale colors, should be 64, but in the 8 boxes white...
  173. they look like swatches but instead of colors for...

    they look like swatches but instead of colors for paint consistency.
    For tutorials it's good to see what a light-basecoat for him means (you basically just see how much the paint covers the white...
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    1. nothing, no reason to use only one technique...

    1. nothing, no reason to use only one technique when there are many other ways to do it (quite often easier and faster ways)

    2. simply 2x GW's flesh shade (Reikland whatnot) on a white primer...
  175. well at least that mystery cleared up. thanks.

    well at least that mystery cleared up. thanks.
  176. what was refunded from your order Bailey? I just...

    what was refunded from your order Bailey?
    I just got a refund from my second order for 2 Steampunk Princess Busts (order not here yet), but according to the shop there is still (as of today) 57 of...
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    well a little from side, then again from top is...

    well a little from side, then again from top is usual (in that case from the side it's only dusted, so you used a bit too much). Or using a grey primer from the sideway angle and white from top.
    ...
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    they are a good start. No need to strip the...

    they are a good start. No need to strip the paint.

    And don't worry about it. Priming the minis this way gives more of a guideline on where the highlights/shadows should be and helps seeing the...
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    ooo, looking good. won't support a KS for it,...

    ooo, looking good.

    won't support a KS for it, but will pick up from a store for sure when available.
  180. wow quite a roundtrip from miami to canada and...

    wow quite a roundtrip from miami to canada and back.
    maybe I should check my tracking too, it's supposed to come to the eu, but it might go through new zealand first.
  181. Thread: Bailey03's WIP

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    I agree with Ritual, the contrast looks good....

    I agree with Ritual, the contrast looks good.
    I'd lessen it at a few places (stomach, left hip for example), but for most parts it's ok.

    In the end it's a commission piece, so ask the person...
  182. I just got a notification on the 2nd pack... it...

    I just got a notification on the 2nd pack... it takes about 4 weeks for it to get here.
    hopefully it will be everything I ordered.

    refund: I think you should open a ticket about it. For the first...
  183. why is this important? I saw the same advice from...

    why is this important? I saw the same advice from multiple people in threads, but why is this needed?
  184. 26th, but I'll still be suprised if my 2nd order...

    26th, but I'll still be suprised if my 2nd order from middle dec is out before the deadline. (1st has arrived)
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    6. Saturation (muted vs strong colors, for...

    6. Saturation (muted vs strong colors, for example LL's blue cloak vs similar in grey with a bit of blue mixed in)
    7. Brilliance / Luminance (size of highlights, mostly visible in Metals/gems vs...
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    sorry, but you won't find many things here that...

    sorry, but you won't find many things here that would help. Most of the forums are showing minis and getting cheered on. Advice or Critique are very rare.


    composition != color harmony.
    on the...
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    yep, poles are a pita.

    yep, poles are a pita.
  188. Thread: Bailey03's WIP

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    must be a cultural thing. :) noone feels awkward...

    must be a cultural thing. :) noone feels awkward even with the full nude figures I have painted (not family, not friends, altough I have to admit I don't use FB there it could be a problem).

    The...
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    Aver Land sunset base, xx yellow highlights,...

    Aver Land sunset base, xx yellow highlights, sepia or a grab shade.
  190. Lio_qc: Order 27.11.2017 , partial refund...

    Lio_qc:
    Order 27.11.2017 , partial refund 29.12.2017 , package at customs 28.12.2017, at home 3.1.2018

    2nd order 15.12.2017, not a peep since, doesn't expect one until February.

    Because of...
  191. we bow to you shisho.

    we bow to you shisho.
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    there is a difference though. Amazon's main...

    there is a difference though.
    Amazon's main profile is shipping a LOT of stuff with a LOT of packers, CMON's main Profile is KS-ed boardgames with a small shop, that may have 1 or 2 people to...
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    soo looked at quite a few vids from LukesAPS....

    soo looked at quite a few vids from LukesAPS. They are mediocre at best, a few times it was painful to watch/listen to the 'advice'.
    can't really recommend to anyone.
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    you can, but some (most) craft acrylics are not...

    you can, but some (most) craft acrylics are not ground fine enough, so they can leave a rough finish.

    For basic paintjobs it's not an issue, but it's good to know that the finish(and hassle during...
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    because of pink-red I'd try something green. As...

    because of pink-red I'd try something green.
    As for green you'd have a choice of a muted or vivid one.
    muted (VGC colors): OliveGreen - CamoGreen or lighter: camogreen - deadflesh
    vivid (VGC...
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    no real hard numbers, but below 15C or above...

    no real hard numbers, but below 15C or above 30-35C they behave badly.
    Now that "below 15C" is pretty common in Iceland, so good luck. Or you could try spraying where it's a bit warmer despite being...
  197. Thread: MAXXxxx WIPs

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    time to restart this painting hobby... Doc...

    time to restart this painting hobby...

    Doc said, there is nothing that can be done. So with the physio-excercises I can keep the pain in check, but won't be perfect. (and the doctor and I don't...
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    AIR-brush :) but to be honest: - 1 larger,...

    AIR-brush :)

    but to be honest:
    - 1 larger, size 4-6 flat/round CHEAP sable for basecoating large areas. Here you don't need a really good brush, just a large enough to cover the surface quickly....
  199. one tip on the leopard pattern. I painted a...

    one tip on the leopard pattern.

    I painted a similar pattern on a Conf figure the following easy way:
    - put an undiluted blob of Agrax Earthshade (or similar product from other manufacturer) on...
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    I can understand that. It's much more...

    I can understand that.
    It's much more acceptable to show kids weapons, blood, guts, gore and putrid flesh(I look at you nurgle :D, and no offense to nurgle fans, the new DG/N models themselves look...
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