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  1. 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...
  2. 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!
  3. 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
  5. 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?
  6. 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...
  9. 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!
  10. 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.
  15. 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,...
  17. 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:
    ...
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  27. 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!"
  29. 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!
  32. 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?
  33. 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!
  36. 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.
  42. 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...
  43. 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.
  44. 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!
  45. 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...
  47. 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
  49. 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...
  51. 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!
  54. 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!
  59. 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.
  60. 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...
  61. 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!
  62. 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!
  63. 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...
  64. 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...
  65. 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 :)
  68. 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...
  69. 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!
  70. 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!
  74. 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.
  81. Thread: Kallfa's WIP

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    Thirded! That army looks awesome!

    Thirded! That army looks awesome!
  82. 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"...
  84. 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...
  85. 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!
  88. 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...
  90. 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!
    ...
  93. 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...
  94. 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!
  101. 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...
  103. 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...
  104. 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...
  106. 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.
  107. Thread: Graishak WIP

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    Lovely squig Graishak! This looks awesome!

    Lovely squig Graishak! This looks awesome!
  108. 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...
  111. 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!
  112. 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?!?
  115. 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...
  117. These look great! Especially the one perched on...

    These look great! Especially the one perched on the rock.
  118. 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...
  120. Love the coat! Looks great!

    Love the coat! Looks great!
  121. 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...
  123. 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...
  126. 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...
  127. 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!
  129. Thread: Kallfa's WIP

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    Superb start, as before. Good luck!

    Superb start, as before. Good luck!
  130. 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...
  131. 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!
  133. 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...
  136. 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.
  137. 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...
  140. 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.
  144. 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.
  145. 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...
  146. 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.
  147. 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...
  148. 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?
  149. 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?
  150. Thread: SaintToad's WIP

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    Cool work StToad! Love the pale green complexion....

    Cool work StToad! Love the pale green complexion. Did you glaze the eyes and lips?

    There is an HP Lovecraft Historical Society close to me here in Burbank. Is that the one you mean?
    How come you...
  151. Tremendous work Blackadder!

    Tremendous work Blackadder!
  152. Thread: to begin anew...

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    That glowing plasma coil looks stunning!

    That glowing plasma coil looks stunning!
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    Thanks ekipage! I think the two colors are...

    Thanks ekipage! I think the two colors are contrasting pretty well, so I'm happy about it.
    And I guess we just have to play catchup on the pile of shame :)



    Thanks BaM! That's very...
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    Super cool sculpt! I love the scales you've got...

    Super cool sculpt! I love the scales you've got there, and the snake's face is awesome.
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    I think you are on the right track; she looks...

    I think you are on the right track; she looks mean and angry in that posture.
  156. Thread: Kallfa's WIP

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    I think the scales look great! I love the way the...

    I think the scales look great! I love the way the edge hightlights fade into the shadows in his lower back.

    If you want it less dirty/dry though, maybe try something a bit more colorful for a...
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    Little update on the grey knight. Started adding...

    Little update on the grey knight. Started adding the gold text and purity seals, with a black pin wash to bring out some detail and a slight edge highlight here and there.

    The base is only...
  158. Thread: Curis' WIP Wipe

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    Excuse me while I clean up the drool I left on...

    Excuse me while I clean up the drool I left on the keyboard after reading this :)
    Loving the history, backstory, and chunky conversions to bits!
  159. Thread: Sik’s WIP

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    Wow, so much going on :) The green troopers look...

    Wow, so much going on :)
    The green troopers look sweet, I like the green vs metallics you've got there. Such cool sculpts too...

    The nurgle conversion is looking great too. Be careful of that...
  160. Thread: Graishak WIP

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    This looks super cool Graishak! That tongue is...

    This looks super cool Graishak! That tongue is awesome. You've got some great contrast with the teeth and the little spikes on the back.
  161. Thread: Kallfa's WIP

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    Starting to look pretty cool! Love that shading...

    Starting to look pretty cool! Love that shading on the belly.
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    Thank you sir! -- Painted up an Orkboy...

    Thank you sir!


    --

    Painted up an Orkboy over the last two nights. I got this little guy when I bought a White Dwarf magazine in 2004 (I think). So he has been lying unpainted in my box for...
  163. Thread: Kallfa's WIP

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    Some super impressive work in this thread! I love...

    Some super impressive work in this thread! I love the contrast you are getting, every little detail pops.
    The squigs look fantastic.
  164. Thread: Dhdiez WIP

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    Nice! He looks great!

    Nice! He looks great!
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    Love these sketches of yours! I share your...

    Love these sketches of yours! I share your frustration with not getting the look that you have in your mind though. It happens to me more than not, and it is frustrating! The only thing I can say is...
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    :) Well, I don't want to put too much pressure on...

    :) Well, I don't want to put too much pressure on people. We all have lots of projects going, and the last thing anyone needs is a heap of extra expectations dropped on them. So once they receive the...
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    Having finished my idea of a mini on Saint Toad's...

    Having finished my idea of a mini on Saint Toad's forest base, I've removed the huntress from the base, packed the base up and shipped it to another artist on the forum. Delivery will be in the next...
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    That looks super cool! Nicely symmetrical, and...

    That looks super cool! Nicely symmetrical, and the lines are smooth.
  169. Thread: Arkaan - WIP

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    Stunning paintjob Arkaan! The red looks great,...

    Stunning paintjob Arkaan! The red looks great, and the blue contrasts very well with it.
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    Looks great! The clean paint job suits the...

    Looks great! The clean paint job suits the figure. I like the NMM on the sword and the folds in the cloth.
    The shield freehand looks amazing, can you post some better pictures of it?
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    Hot! They look like burning coals

    Hot! They look like burning coals
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    I like it! It looks like you did a great job on...

    I like it! It looks like you did a great job on the muscles and face, some nice contrast there.
    The cloak looks great with the different colors on it, very tribal.

    You *could* maybe darken the...
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    She does look prettier than a troll would, I...

    She does look prettier than a troll would, I guess? Having never met one it is hard to tell :D
    Maybe more an elf than a troll...
    How about breaking your run of squat figures and doing some taller...
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    Thanks Coyotebreaks! Yeah, I love how it is...

    Thanks Coyotebreaks! Yeah, I love how it is turning out. I need to do a bit more bumping of contrast, but I am also looking for that grimdark Blanche-style, so I guess more bleaching than actual...
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    Thanks Dexter! I'm slowly working my way towards...

    Thanks Dexter! I'm slowly working my way towards the diorama, learning as I'm going, so it won't be finished very soon.

    Case in point: I've decided to paint the techpriest sculpt using mostly oils...
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    Slapping some paint on the tech priest: I am...

    Slapping some paint on the tech priest: I am going for a more grimdark style paintjob here. Starting with some metallics and dirty oils.

    https://i.imgur.com/GuC1SqT.jpg


    Also made a base for...
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    That finished sculpt looks great! Digging the...

    That finished sculpt looks great! Digging the knuckle dusters and the bound feet. Is she a brawler?
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    Congratulations BaM, another well deserved win!...

    Congratulations BaM, another well deserved win! Looking at your photos it is pretty great to see all of this stunning work together like that.
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    Thanks Coyote, that is super helpful!

    Thanks Coyote, that is super helpful!
  180. Thread: Arkaan - WIP

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    Super cool work Arkaan! I love you style. That is...

    Super cool work Arkaan! I love you style. That is an awesome amount of weathering, without being too much.
  181. Thread: Graishak WIP

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    That fiery squig looks great Graishak!

    That fiery squig looks great Graishak!
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    Thank you kindly Coyote. The skin was a really...

    Thank you kindly Coyote. The skin was a really interesting paint job to attempt.



    Thank you ekipage! Yes, I agree, the base is great. I am really glad @SaintToad sent it over to me.
    She is...
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    She's done: I followed Sik's advice about shading...

    She's done: I followed Sik's advice about shading with a blue glaze in the shadows, and redid the eyes.
    I'm pretty pleased with how she came out, and of course the base is simply awesome!

    You can...
  184. Thread: Sik’s WIP

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    Well done mate! Well deserved too. I reckon that...

    Well done mate! Well deserved too. I reckon that golden demon is not too far off in your future.
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    Cheers Sik, thank you very much! I'll apply the...

    Cheers Sik, thank you very much!
    I'll apply the blue/gray + skin mix into the shadows like you suggest, and revisit the eyes.

    Here's a shoddy preview of the mini on the base:
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    Finished up on the Huntress. I think she came out...

    Finished up on the Huntress. I think she came out ok for my first proper attempt at painting skin.

    I tried to give the skin a bit of shading, but not too much given that I chose very pale skin, to...
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    Wow, that puddle is awesome! How did you...

    Wow, that puddle is awesome!
    How did you achieve the effect? Is it acrylic streaked into the resin?
  188. Thread: Sik’s WIP

    by gorb
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    Dude, nothing to be surprised about: the Lady is...

    Dude, nothing to be surprised about: the Lady is a bold and beautiful paintjob, deserving of the score she's getting.
    Good luck in the comp, let us know how you go!
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    That is looking good! Are you planning on...

    That is looking good!
    Are you planning on making the highlights on the cloak lighter still?
    And would you mind sharing some of the realizations you've had in getting over the chalkiness? I've got...
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    Stunning work BaM!

    Stunning work BaM!
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    Thanks :) Yeah, not so much an airbrush issue as...

    Thanks :) Yeah, not so much an airbrush issue as a user issue! Still can't believe I didn't cop on to this much earlier.
    Been painting the huntress, man skin is hard to paint...
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    Ha, I feel so stupid after this ink thing, but at...

    Ha, I feel so stupid after this ink thing, but at least I managed to solve the problem myself :)

    tl;dr: some inks need to be shaken too.

    Turns out that after I stirred the ink properly, then...
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    Thanks mate! I've finished priming all the parts,...

    Thanks mate! I've finished priming all the parts, wanted to do a zenithal highlight last night.
    But the white ink I have is just so hard to spray, it does not seem to cover and just runs...
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    Wow man, I love the subtle NMM you've got on the...

    Wow man, I love the subtle NMM you've got on the gun. It is not flashy and bright, which made me miss it at first, and it looks just so natural, with the dark horizon line on the shells in the...
  195. Thread: Arkaan - WIP

    by gorb
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    Love the ambot! Super cool weathering

    Love the ambot! Super cool weathering
  196. Thread: SaintToad's WIP

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    Those eyes look great Saint Toad! Don't worry,...

    Those eyes look great Saint Toad! Don't worry, take your time. It is hard when there is a little human being around that needs all that extra attention and time that you have available.
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    That is an awesome base. And the panels of the...

    That is an awesome base. And the panels of the armor are great!
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    Looks great! I love it. Nice contrasts between...

    Looks great! I love it. Nice contrasts between the pants, leather, metals and skin.
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    Thank you ten ball, much appreciated! ...

    Thank you ten ball, much appreciated!




    lol thanks I see what you did there :)
    Loving the base that you sent me. The huntress sculpt is done, I have a bit of touch up to do, but otherwise she...
  200. Thread: Bailey03's WIP

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    Superb work on lollipop girl, your skintones just...

    Superb work on lollipop girl, your skintones just blow me away every time!
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