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    Thanks Dexter! Glad to know the knights with guns...

    Thanks Dexter! Glad to know the knights with guns theme is coming through.

    What do you think about the visors being painted as though they're being lit by a bright, cold blue light, like the last...
  2. Sweet job! Such good color choices. I really like...

    Sweet job! Such good color choices. I really like how you stuck to cooler color gradients for most of her and then brought out some warmer colors for her knife. Contasts in all the right ways.
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    Oh man, the sores on those guys are hideously...

    Oh man, the sores on those guys are hideously wonderful. Nice job! Grandfather Nurgle would be pleased.

    (I always find it funny how compliments on a good Nurgle mini are along the lines of: "That...
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    The colors on your Bounderz boss are really...

    The colors on your Bounderz boss are really nicely done! And I'm really excited to see that squiggoth get painted. Such a monstrous beast, and one I'm sure you'll do justice.
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    I'm looking forward to seeing your progress on...

    I'm looking forward to seeing your progress on your knight. I used to build Legos when I was a kid, and seeing a knight put together piece by piece like this brings me back to those times.
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    I really like your work! The textures on your...

    I really like your work! The textures on your clothing are really nicely done, and I also like the beard on your latest sculpt. Really well-blended, realistic ginger beard.
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    Oh wow. Glad I stumbled upon this thread, because...

    Oh wow. Glad I stumbled upon this thread, because this is some top notch quality! The colors are really well blended and well chosen, your NMM is impressive, and I really like your diorama of the...
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    Btw, here's the latest progress on my Infinity...

    Btw, here's the latest progress on my Infinity squad. Been blocking in colors, working with the gradients and shading on the tabbard-type cloths, trying out some different ideas for helmet...
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    Thanks for the compliments, ekipage! I'll have to...

    Thanks for the compliments, ekipage! I'll have to look more into adding some extras to the bases. I do agree, I think it would look super cool to do so. And on one of my minis I tried out some still...
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    Ditto to what others have said - the bridge scene...

    Ditto to what others have said - the bridge scene is really coming together! The tint of the water and the mushrooms just put it over the top. And the added warpaint on your bust is looking nice.
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    I agree with ekipage, the blue on Mollog is a...

    I agree with ekipage, the blue on Mollog is a good choice. Draws attention to the details and contrasts nicely with the warmer colors.
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    Ooh, that grimy metal is really nice, as are the...

    Ooh, that grimy metal is really nice, as are the scars. I also especially like the beastman member of your warband, and I can't pinpoint why. Just super well put together, and nice color choice I...
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    The Sabre strike tank looks especially cool! Can...

    The Sabre strike tank looks especially cool! Can the treads actually move?
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    Your color choices and the reflective surfaces are especially cool! (i.e. the light reflecting off of her dress and ribbed collar) Gives me some ideas for some of my own minis.
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    Thanks for the compliments, BAM, Clouds, Eki and...

    Thanks for the compliments, BAM, Clouds, Eki and Bullfrog!

    And thank you for the feedback on the dwarf, Eki. It's been a busy month so far, and I've been focusing a bit more on terrain to take a...
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    I've also made some progress on my phoenix lady -...

    I've also made some progress on my phoenix lady - specifically I followed gorb's suggestion on which parts to highlight yellow and which to highlight white, and then I started on something of a...
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    I've got a couple of updates from my progress...

    I've got a couple of updates from my progress during the last few days, but I'm going to be breaking these up into several different posts just so it's not a wall of text and pictures:

    I worked...
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    Graishak, thanks for the compliments and the tip....

    Graishak, thanks for the compliments and the tip. Haha, I know what you mean about not starting too many projects. I've started to loop back around to some of my previous minis - I'm someone who...
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    All of these are wonderful! The reflections on...

    All of these are wonderful! The reflections on the heads of the xenomorphs (?), the shield on the Van Saar leader, and the NMM on the metal mask on the mini in the last few photos you posted really...
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    Dexter, that makes sense - and thank you for the...

    Dexter, that makes sense - and thank you for the compliment on the violet cape!

    And gorb, the new mini's a dwarf paladin from Nolzur's.

    Speaking of, here's some additional progress on that...
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    I like how that looks with the paper and glue!...

    I like how that looks with the paper and glue! Very creative idea!
  22. Your paint job on those CSMs' armor and banners...

    Your paint job on those CSMs' armor and banners is so smooth! It looks really nice. What paints did you use?
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    Oh man! The weathering on those beastmen and the...

    Oh man! The weathering on those beastmen and the Chaos warrior is fantastic!
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    That makes sense! I was just wondering about your...

    That makes sense! I was just wondering about your reasoning. I think you picked well - the miniature does look awesome!
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    The skin tone and combination of TMM and NMM is...

    The skin tone and combination of TMM and NMM is really looking good!

    Question more out of curiosity than anything: what made you decide to go with a combination of TMM and NMM rather than one or...
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    The paintjob on those is really good! I also...

    The paintjob on those is really good! I also really like the shield design.
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    That level of blending on the cape is what I...

    That level of blending on the cape is what I aspire to. Very nice job!
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    That Thunder Bird is indeed amazing! What's your...

    That Thunder Bird is indeed amazing! What's your method of choice for applying the weathering?
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    gorb and Dexter, thanks for the input! Sorry...

    gorb and Dexter, thanks for the input!

    Sorry for the delay - had limited access to a computer earlier in January.

    gorb, I tried out that method of using white in the recesses and yellow on the...
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    Ok, so first off I really like the grime and grit...

    Ok, so first off I really like the grime and grit on your pipes and ground in your diorama. Really captures the grimdark feel.

    And secondly, I relate to what you mentioned about your brain...
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    Thanks, gorb! And I would definitely agree...

    Thanks, gorb!

    And I would definitely agree that the recesses in the phoenix presents a problem for my paint scheme. I'm hesitant to put yellow on the raised surfaces, though, just because the...
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    How do these look? I messed around with my camera...

    How do these look? I messed around with my camera a bit after a recent painting session.
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    Thanks BAM! And Dragonsreach, I'm using the...

    Thanks BAM!

    And Dragonsreach, I'm using the back camera on a Pixel 3a.
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    Levelin' up photo skills

    Hey all!

    Looking to get some feedback on my miniature photos. I've been learning new painting skills, so I thought I'd do the same with my photo skills.

    These were taken in a lightbox:
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    Put in some more work on this mini today, mainly...

    Put in some more work on this mini today, mainly working on some transitions between the lit areas and shadowed areas, and redoing the phoenix. Critiques are definitely welcome!

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    Hey, welcome to the site! You've got really...

    Hey, welcome to the site!
    You've got really nice blends and textures on your model, and the eyes in particular are really well done! Looking forward to seeing your progress on this.
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    Thank you all! Definitely seen a progression in...

    Thank you all! Definitely seen a progression in my painting skill as a result of the feedback I've received here, so thank you all for that!
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    Turns out I was able to finish off the last of...

    Turns out I was able to finish off the last of the cape this morning! I've been playing around with a different style on the OSL for the cape, trying to see which style I like. Let me know your...
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    Thank you all for the compliments! Dexter, I...

    Thank you all for the compliments!
    Dexter, I completely agree that the lighting needs to those places you mentioned as well. Not sure if I'll be able to get the pictures up today, but I've been...
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    That's similar to what I was thinking, Gorb. Glad...

    That's similar to what I was thinking, Gorb. Glad to know I'm developing some painting instincts.

    Update: eventually, I'd like to create a diorama with the phoenix mage in the middle of a smoking...
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    I think your color choice amazes me the most....

    I think your color choice amazes me the most. Your mini is filled with so many different colors, and yet the color scheme works because of the specific colors and levels of brightness that you chose....
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    That's fantastic! And the fact that you've got...

    That's fantastic! And the fact that you've got OSL on as tiny of details as the chains is just sweet. Not to even mention the wonderful paintjob on the wings.

    Looking forward to seeing your...
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    Very nice blending, color choice, and ingenuity...

    Very nice blending, color choice, and ingenuity (with the corner pattern)! How long have you been freehanding designs on your minis, out of curiosity?
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    I do like those tutorials - I had seen Squidmar's...

    I do like those tutorials - I had seen Squidmar's already, but not Marco's!

    And I like your style, Kallfa - I use Pinterest as well.

    Yeah, I've been putting off the face unintentionally. I...
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    Thanks for the input, Dexter! So, question on the...

    Thanks for the input, Dexter! So, question on the fading the light reflection: how would I convey a really strong glow while also showing that the light is radiating out from a single point (which is...
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    As promised, here's the newly glazed cape. This...

    As promised, here's the newly glazed cape. This is my first time working with inks, so I don't really have a frame of reference for what I did well on this or what could be improved. Suggestions and...
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    I second Kallfa - the combination of red and gold...

    I second Kallfa - the combination of red and gold and blue works well, and the armor paintjob is so smooth!

    Also, I don't often see light blue armor - maybe I'm living under a rock or something...
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    Thanks for taking the time to write out those...

    Thanks for taking the time to write out those tips, BloodAsMedium! This site's been so welcoming when it comes to newcomers - it's awesome.

    And speaking of awesome, that camera is fantastic!...
  49. As others have said, welcome back! That feels a...

    As others have said, welcome back! That feels a bit weird saying that just because I'm new lol.

    I like your style! You've managed to combine the edge highlighting characteristic of the 'eavy Metal...
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    I would agree with you! I tried watering down...

    I would agree with you! I tried watering down some purple ink to tint the cape's shadows last night. And then I watered down some yellow ink to do the same with the lit sections. I'll post it on here...
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    Dexter, thanks for your input and your...

    Dexter, thanks for your input and your compliments!
    I use Pinterest to gather inspiration as well, but I hadn't thought of collecting lava reference images there. Thank you for that idea!

    I'll...
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    Fair enough, I can see how her arms make her...

    Fair enough, I can see how her arms make her trollish. I'm looking forward to seeing how she turns out in a sculpt after you finish painting minis!

    Question from someone who doesn't know much...
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    I relate to that - I find that it helps me stay...

    I relate to that - I find that it helps me stay engaged if I'm able to jump around.

    Looking forward to seeing the progress on all your projects!
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    Thank you both for the compliments and input!...

    Thank you both for the compliments and input! Duly noted regarding the face details and shading.
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    Finished off the majority of the shading and...

    Finished off the majority of the shading and started in on OSL on the red mage. Good lord do I have a newfound respect for people skilled at OSL hahaha - this was my first time, and it was definitely...
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    The amount of detail on those barbarians, both...

    The amount of detail on those barbarians, both male and female, is crazy. If you don't mind me asking, how do you control the paint well enough to do the shading in between the muscles on the male...
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    Thanks for the input, gorb. I just ordered flow...

    Thanks for the input, gorb. I just ordered flow improver and drying retarder today, so hopefully we'll be back in business soon.

    And yes haha, I've been guilty of trying to clear the airbrush...
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    All of this is fantastic work! The scenery of the...

    All of this is fantastic work! The scenery of the diorama, the skintone/leather/textures involved with the ogres, and the bust - I'm looking forward to following this thread!

    Out of curiosity,...
  59. I really like how the gobbo's coat is turning...

    I really like how the gobbo's coat is turning out! The way you've highlighted and shaded it really gives the sense of slightly worn red leather. It's coming along quite nicely!
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    ekipage, I really like that idea! I've been...

    ekipage, I really like that idea! I've been wanting to learn how to apply dynamic water to a base. That will probably end up as a future WIP hahaha.

    And gorb, I agree that water is a bit beyond...
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    Your blending on the sister is crazy good, as is...

    Your blending on the sister is crazy good, as is your color handling. The red on her cape (is it a cape?) is nice and saturated, and fades both darker and lighter hues very naturally due to your...
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    Ditto to everyone who's been commenting on the...

    Ditto to everyone who's been commenting on the lion. I'm interested to see how you handle the texture of its fur and how that texture interacts with the pattern!
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    First off: I really like your sculpts! The level...

    First off: I really like your sculpts! The level of detail, lifelike proportions, etc that you're able to achieve is admirable!

    Second off: I think you're achieving a good balance of beauty and...
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    Ekipage, I know what you mean! Every time I look...

    Ekipage, I know what you mean! Every time I look at that miniature, I keep thinking of the painting at the bottom of this post.
    Edit: I guess I never noticed until now that the man in the painting...
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    I like your style, Valenae! You've got a mix of...

    I like your style, Valenae! You've got a mix of desaturated, realistic colors that fit the low fantasy setting that is the ASOIAF world. But you also incorporate splashes of bright, saturated colors...
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    Thanks BloodASmedium! Glad to know I'm not the...

    Thanks BloodASmedium! Glad to know I'm not the only who's hyped about how that idea's turning out.

    I've been adding some rocks (scraps of cork board covered in patches of pumice texture paint and...
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    That warband is crazy good! Like the review...

    That warband is crazy good! Like the review pointed out with your gene stealer aberrants (congrats on being featured, btw!), I really like the desaturation you give your minis. Gives them a nice...
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    I think Kallfa makes some good points. When...

    I think Kallfa makes some good points. When reading OSL tips/tutorials, the lamp/photo/black and white conversion method is the one I usually see recommended. And I think you can increase the realism...
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    Your sculpting, shading and highlighting are...

    Your sculpting, shading and highlighting are phenomenal! The closeup of the Infinity guy in your most recent post looks gorgeous and really showcases how smooth your blending is.
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    @gorb, thanks for the pointers and the tutorials!...

    @gorb, thanks for the pointers and the tutorials! I'll be painting skin for at least a couple minis, so I'll definitely check those out and apply those when I go to finish her face.

    @ekipage I was...
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    These are really detailed and dynamic poses! I don't think I have any suggestions for you haha.

    The dragons are a good size, have well-defined muscles (your dragons are going to motivate me to...
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    Haha, I really do hate when one step throws off...

    Haha, I really do hate when one step throws off how you'd like a model to look.

    In all honesty, judging from what I can see in the final pictures, I wouldn't have been able to tell you ran into...
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    gorb, thanks for your comments! My favorite part...

    gorb, thanks for your comments! My favorite part of this piece so far has definitely been doing the blending/gradients.

    Yeah, the face... I've figured out that I'm currently garbage at the detail...
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    Haha, fair enough - I could see how that part...

    Haha, fair enough - I could see how that part might be really tedious and/or a pain to work with the colors on the scales. What approach did you end up taking?
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    That's a really nice looking piece you have there...

    That's a really nice looking piece you have there - honestly something I aspire to!

    Question on your technique for the scales on his back: when did you add the colors in for the shadows of the...
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    Ditto to what's been said so far regarding the...

    Ditto to what's been said so far regarding the color combo. I like the tones of green on your most recent squig - very vibrant!
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    Thanks for the welcome, and for the suggestions! ...

    Thanks for the welcome, and for the suggestions!
    I agree with your comments - the miniatures that I'm in the process of painting so far usually come out looking a bit less contrast-y and saturated...
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    Rowwwsdower's WIP

    Hello, everyone!

    I'm new to Cool Mini or Not and to painting, and I'm definitely looking to get better.

    I've got a couple mini projects that I'm working on simultaneously. Here's a wip one...
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