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    Cheers guys. Appreciate all your comments. I’ve...

    Cheers guys. Appreciate all your comments. I’ve been painting a pretty good amount, but still have a ways to go on Conan. You jump out early with the skintones and it looks like you’re nearly done,...
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    Conan’s ready to slay the new year! 81595

    Conan’s ready to slay the new year!

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    Thanks a lot, Chris. You’re right about painting...

    Thanks a lot, Chris. You’re right about painting female subjects. They require a lot of discipline and adjustments. I talked a wee little bit about that on my ToadChapel post. Really glad you like...
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    Thank you, friends. I finished Road Girl off...

    Thank you, friends. I finished Road Girl off yesterday, making her likely my final mini of 2020. If you like this project you should check out ToadChapel, where there are much better pictures and a...
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    ​0%. I even brushed on the primer :doh:.

    ​0%. I even brushed on the primer :doh:.
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    Glad you found the article interesting Kallfa. I...

    Glad you found the article interesting Kallfa. I think bust painting is a lot of fun. Lots of space for texture & interpretation, minimal prep, and, best of all, my wife can actually see what it is....
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    Wow, Ivan, beautiful. Is that a full, finished...

    Wow, Ivan, beautiful. Is that a full, finished grisaille you painted first, then colored overtop? I’ve never seen a grisaille on a mini taken so far.
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    Cheers, fellas. Thanks for all the nice things...

    Cheers, fellas. Thanks for all the nice things you said!

    Here’s the link to the promised article. It follows my progress as I painted Touille, but talks about my process rather than specific...
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    That little bit of green is bringing the scene...

    That little bit of green is bringing the scene together.
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    If you don’t feel it, it’s no fun to continue the...

    If you don’t feel it, it’s no fun to continue the project. I know. You can it, put it in the cupboard, and if you ever feel like working on it again, boom, you’ve got yourself a cracker of a start....
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    ​I know you’re on the beach, smoking a cigar,...

    ​I know you’re on the beach, smoking a cigar, basking in the glory of your achievement. Well, pal, you earned it.
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    Thanks, gents. I appreciate the kind generous...

    Thanks, gents. I appreciate the kind generous support. He’s all finished, and you can see final pics on P&P. I’ll put a little write up on ToadChapel for those who enjoy those.

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    g0rb, I...
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    Really impressive detail. What’s the scale/size...

    Really impressive detail. What’s the scale/size on this big boy?
  14. Thread: Kallfa's WIP

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    As bilgisayartamiri said, your new black orc...

    As bilgisayartamiri said, your new black orc looks really great. Very tight paintjob.
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    Thanks for all the nice words, gents. I was also...

    Thanks for all the nice words, gents. I was also pretty stoked by how he turned out .
    Graishak, they go into a glass covered bookshelf. No lights, but it is protected from dust. Kind of a stopgap,...
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    You’re bonkers, man. Great idea, and I’m sure...

    You’re bonkers, man. Great idea, and I’m sure it’ll look incredible by the time you’re all done.
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    Glad to hear it, bud. The outdoors offer such a...

    Glad to hear it, bud. The outdoors offer such a valuable respite from our collective suffering & dysfunction. I’ll be surprised if you didn’t walk away with a crazy creative idea or two!
    Thanks for...
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    Love how you’re using the blue to tie together...

    Love how you’re using the blue to tie together this motley crew. Beautiful work, my man.
  19. Thread: Gemini's WIP

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    Nice neat painting. You should be proud of that...

    Nice neat painting. You should be proud of that guy.
  20. Thread: 10 balls WIP

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    Pure fun & excellent paint. My favorite part is...

    Pure fun & excellent paint. My favorite part is the blade of the goblin’s sword.
  21. Thread: Kretcher WIP

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    I’ve been enjoying your progress on this...

    I’ve been enjoying your progress on this beautiful Spira bust. Love how you’re going at it, and you’re getting some great tones.
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    Cool mini. I like the classic fantasy vibe of...

    Cool mini. I like the classic fantasy vibe of your painting.
  23. Thread: Kallfa's WIP

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    Great stuff! I especially like that pig face.

    Great stuff! I especially like that pig face.
  24. Thread: Graishak WIP

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    Graishak, those models look butt ugly. Fantastic!

    Graishak, those models look butt ugly. Fantastic!
  25. Thread: TheLost WIP

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    ​Good stuff, Lost. I’m eager to see some paint on...

    ​Good stuff, Lost. I’m eager to see some paint on one of these.
  26. Looking good bud. I’d like to see some thin...

    Looking good bud. I’d like to see some thin glazes of red on the cheeks & nose. I’ll be following with interest.
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    Both sculpts look great, Chris. You’ve always got...

    Both sculpts look great, Chris. You’ve always got such a wealth of strong ideas, and your realization of them keeps getting better and better.
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    Final pics...

    Final pics on P&P.
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    Thanks so much for all the supportive words,...

    Thanks so much for all the supportive words, friends. I really appreciate your taking the time to give me that jolt of enthusiasm.
    I think Cormac is finished now. I’m going to try to get some good...
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    Thanks, gents. Appreciate the nice words. Here...

    Thanks, gents. Appreciate the nice words.
    Here are Cormac’s little friends (well, the vertebrates, anyway). You can see more views and scope out the back of the model on ToadChapel.

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    Thanks, all. I appreciate the kind words. Here’s...

    Thanks, all. I appreciate the kind words.
    Here’s some Autumn themed progress. You can read some thoughts and see some pictures on the old blog.

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    Thanks Eki. Got more paint onto Cormac this...

    Thanks Eki. Got more paint onto Cormac this weekend. Thanks for having a look.

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    ​Super weird, very cool. I like it!

    ​Super weird, very cool. I like it!
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    Thanks so much, gang. This is such an incredible...

    Thanks so much, gang. This is such an incredible sculpt, my first by Lucas, and I think the joy I’m finding in the process is coming through in the painting. Everything is just so expressive....
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    The range of authentic emotion you revealed in...

    The range of authentic emotion you revealed in this piece is amazing. Just a masterpiece.
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    Thank you all very much. Especially you, Mila!...

    Thank you all very much. Especially you, Mila! I’ve certainly improved a lot due to folks on this forum, and made some great friends into the bargain.
    My next project will be Cormac from Black Crow....
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    Sansa is finished, with more pictures...

    Sansa is finished, with more pictures available on P&P. I’d love to hear what you think.

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    Thanks guys, lovely to hear from you all. My...

    Thanks guys, lovely to hear from you all.
    My next project might be recognizable to you.

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    I do know this. I think you are a marvelous...

    I do know this. I think you are a marvelous sculptor, and your sculpture is as distinctive as your unmistakable painting style!

    I certainly look forward to your next great adventure!
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    I love the way you can take strange sci fi or...

    I love the way you can take strange sci fi or fantasy figures and imbue them with so much personality, pathos, and humanity. I always look forward to your projects, as they are unlike any other...
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    Voted bud. I like the delicate young woman...

    Voted bud. I like the delicate young woman encased within the monstrous armor. Excellent concept.
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    Great to see you back, Ivan. Just followed you on...

    Great to see you back, Ivan. Just followed you on Instagram!
  43. Thread: Kretcher WIP

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    I like what I see so far on the dwarf. I have...

    I like what I see so far on the dwarf. I have that one, too.
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    Yokes man, that Oni is looking terrible. In a...

    Yokes man, that Oni is looking terrible. In a very good way! I like the standout yellow-green skintone.
  45. Thread: Graishak WIP

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    always great to see so much creativity, bud. I...

    always great to see so much creativity, bud. I really like the little mausoleum you made.
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    Oh man, bud. You are really putting foot to ass...

    Oh man, bud. You are really putting foot to ass on this one. Though you’re applying very specific techniques, I just think the quality and conceptual reach of this one are going to catapult you onto...
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    Looking great, Joce! That’s interesting to read...

    Looking great, Joce! That’s interesting to read how you’re changing up your tried & true metal effects. I’ll be interested to compare your new works to your old.
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    nice concept & execution on the diorama, Dex. And...

    nice concept & execution on the diorama, Dex. And that bird, well, that’s a tremendous sculpt. Can’t wait to see what you can do with it!
  49. Thread: TheLost WIP

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    great kitbash! Love that big honkin shoota!

    great kitbash! Love that big honkin shoota!
  50. Thread: 10 balls WIP

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    First rate painting, Lee! Those horns!

    First rate painting, Lee! Those horns!
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    Thanks for all the kind words, guys. I always...

    Thanks for all the kind words, guys. I always say this, but it was a lot of fun painting this little fellow. Zaba's sculpts are always funky!
    Joce, it's in my signature, bud! ToadChapel, anyway....
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    Thanks Joce. You and everyone else can see...

    Thanks Joce. You and everyone else can see completed shots over on P&P.
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    thanks a bunch guys! Glad you like him. I can...

    thanks a bunch guys! Glad you like him. I can imagine doing that sculpt again. It was really fun and good practice.
    Here’s my latest project that I’m working on. You know I love Zaba dwarves!
    ...
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    Chris, you’re straight killin it brother. Looks...

    Chris, you’re straight killin it brother. Looks awesome, all elements.
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    Madax broke the Wamp, that’s very intense. I love...

    Madax broke the Wamp, that’s very intense. I love the color contrasts you’ve got working there, with the blue green tones in the steel really standing out against the orange rust & the rosy...
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    Cheers gang. I finished the Acolyte bust. You can...

    Cheers gang. I finished the Acolyte bust. You can find more pictures here on P&P, and I’ll get a little write up done for ToadChapel in the next few days. Hope you’re all healthy & happy, and...
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    Hello friends, hope you’re well. I’ve been...

    Hello friends, hope you’re well. I’ve been getting back to work, 5 days a week at school, so my painting time has been more inconsistent in the last couple of weeks. Nevertheless I finished up...
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    ​I kind of want to see lights on this. Flickering...

    ​I kind of want to see lights on this. Flickering lights. It looks badass.
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    Yeah man, the pose is convincing. The bulk of the...

    Yeah man, the pose is convincing. The bulk of the bike really makes it seem like it’s hovering.
  60. Thread: 10 balls WIP

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    That your crazy dental brush?

    That your crazy dental brush?
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    ​Awesome job with the integration of the rusty &...

    ​Awesome job with the integration of the rusty & clean bits of the cleaver. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen that done so convincingly. Your project continues to amaze!
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    Quit suckin in yer gut, pal! Congratulations...

    Quit suckin in yer gut, pal! Congratulations again on the article, can’t wait to read it.
    marines are looking very kickass!
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    ​Tree looks great my friend! Lots of...

    ​Tree looks great my friend! Lots of possibilities with the scene, can’t wait to see what you do with it.
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    Primaris fellows look decent too, I guess....

    Primaris fellows look decent too, I guess. :tongue:
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    The roster must be pretty thin. They’ve called...

    The roster must be pretty thin. They’ve called Rudy off the practice squad. Rudy Rudy RUDY RUDY RUDY RUDY!
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    I am certain this is going to be an awesome...

    I am certain this is going to be an awesome project. Sculpt is off to a great start and I know there will be drama & atmosphere a’plenty by the time you’re done with the scene.
  67. Thread: Arkaan - WIP

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    ​That’s an impressive army! Looks great!

    ​That’s an impressive army! Looks great!
  68. Thread: Maxwin's WIP

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    ​good start on this creepy person. I really like...

    ​good start on this creepy person. I really like the chaos marine you did before it. Blade of the weapon is very cool.
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    Lots of nice painting in here lately. Tech priest...

    Lots of nice painting in here lately. Tech priest in a real winner.
  70. Thread: Graishak WIP

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    whew, what’s that smell?! He’s a pretty one. Good...

    whew, what’s that smell?! He’s a pretty one. Good job!
  71. ​Those look killer. Very clean painting.

    ​Those look killer. Very clean painting.
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    Thanks fellas. I had a really fun time with this...

    Thanks fellas. I had a really fun time with this guy. Just the right amount of challenge.
    Here is the finished model. You can go see more photos and vote for him on P&P if you’d like. I’d certainly...
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    Shaping up nicely, Dexter. You’ll have lots of...

    Shaping up nicely, Dexter. You’ll have lots of space for hiding little natural details.
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    That chipper little guy in the middle would get...

    That chipper little guy in the middle would get clobbered by those grim veterans just back from another bitter campaign! These guys look killer BaM, keep doing what you’re doing.
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    Here’s hoping you get those molds, uh, molded....

    Here’s hoping you get those molds, uh, molded. Really going to be a lot of fun once you have the process down.
  76. Thread: TheLost WIP

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    I really like that base with the skeleton. I dig...

    I really like that base with the skeleton. I dig how the bricks are all wapperjawed.
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    Cheers gang, thanks for stopping by. Kuribo, I...

    Cheers gang, thanks for stopping by. Kuribo, I too have been surprised at how challenging it is to do a good space marine in a very straightforward way. Had to take a break!
    Here’s progress on the...
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    You are really outdoing yourself on this one,...

    You are really outdoing yourself on this one, bud. The skin’s amazing, the metals are amazing, and the way you’re keeping everything tied together is turning this into a standout project. Fantastic...
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    Nice to see you khavor, glad you like my little...

    Nice to see you khavor, glad you like my little dudes. Keep in mind, though, the exotic meats are very affordable. Something to think about.

    Anyway, project space marine is still moving ahead. I...
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    Holy smokes man, that’s looking very good. You’re...

    Holy smokes man, that’s looking very good. You’re really conveying the intimidating presence of this huge brute.
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    Thanks bud! I would not have known that...

    Thanks bud! I would not have known that otherwise, so I appreciate you telling me.
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    I like that space cat. I can imagine her...

    I like that space cat. I can imagine her searching the galaxy for the mother lode of kibble.
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    Thanks guys. I’m pretty pleased with this one....

    Thanks guys. I’m pretty pleased with this one. I’m glad you like it.

    You know it my man! Milliput over plastic card. Lots of messy fun painting it up. Sometime during the process of painting the...
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    Thanks so much, friends. I have another marine in...

    Thanks so much, friends. I have another marine in the pipeline... my first smurf! So far Big Blue looks better than the Green Meanie.
    Meanwhile, I finally finished this fellow off. You can see more...
  85. Thread: Razlo's WIP

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    welcome! Nice job on the marine. That’s a real...

    welcome! Nice job on the marine. That’s a real nice place to start on your painting journey.
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    Keeper is very impressive, shows off a lot of...

    Keeper is very impressive, shows off a lot of technique. If I were to make a suggestion, I’d say that you’ve put the viewer’s attention on the chest rather than on the face. I’d like to see you use...
  87. Thread: Graishak WIP

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    I like the latest addition to your band of crazy...

    I like the latest addition to your band of crazy goblins!
  88. Nice job & congratulations! I’m very happy to...

    Nice job & congratulations! I’m very happy to hear about your success!
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    Haha, nice! So glad that tiny patch of ground is...

    Haha, nice! So glad that tiny patch of ground is still traveling! And very glad that beautiful tree is going with it!
  90. Thread: Arkaan - WIP

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    ​great stuff. I love where that Salamander’s...

    ​great stuff. I love where that Salamander’s headed!
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    ​You flew too close to the sun, buddy.

    ​You flew too close to the sun, buddy.
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    I’ve taken to painting space marines as a means...

    I’ve taken to painting space marines as a means to improve my baseline painting skills. Just meat & potatoes marines in different colors. Here’s the first, warts & all! You can see more images & read...
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    Typically creative stuff from the resident hobby...

    Typically creative stuff from the resident hobby renegade.
  94. Thread: Graishak WIP

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    Great looking goblin warren you’re putting...

    Great looking goblin warren you’re putting together, bud.
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    Nice mix of vegetation. You know I love the...

    Nice mix of vegetation. You know I love the mushies.
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    I want some scenery & eventual puppet theater...

    I want some scenery & eventual puppet theater with the ultranauts.
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    you’re like some sort of medieval scrivener, all...

    you’re like some sort of medieval scrivener, all set up with your tools. Looks like a fun place to spend time!
  98. Thread: TheLost WIP

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    Nice job on this latest scene. I do hope you...

    Nice job on this latest scene. I do hope you paint that rad little radio outpost, too.
  99. ​Looking nice. I like how you’re making all those...

    ​Looking nice. I like how you’re making all those colors work.
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    ​Looking great, I’m watching with interest.

    ​Looking great, I’m watching with interest.
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    Great stuff. You’ve got just enough to tell the...

    Great stuff. You’ve got just enough to tell the story, and nothing wasted. Something tells me it will look pretty decent when you get around to painting it.
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    Thanks, friends. I really appreciate the support....

    Thanks, friends. I really appreciate the support. Here’s a new guy, a kobold from Blacksmith Miniatures. I’m working on a base now.

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  103. I like that Native American one best, I hope you...

    I like that Native American one best, I hope you keep moving forward with her. This last one definitely seems to present interesting opportunities for a setting.
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    ​Looks great. And gross!

    ​Looks great. And gross!
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    Thanks, guys. Here’s the latest. You know where...

    Thanks, guys. Here’s the latest. You know where you can find more pic if you want to.

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    I really like that swampy water. Hope it comes...

    I really like that swampy water. Hope it comes off in the chemistry department!
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    This sort of project is what Nurgle is made for!

    This sort of project is what Nurgle is made for!
  108. Thread: Graishak WIP

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    ​He-Man! Love it!

    ​He-Man! Love it!
  109. Your persistence on the flower lady has paid off.

    Your persistence on the flower lady has paid off.
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    Thanks guys. I have really been enjoying the...

    Thanks guys. I have really been enjoying the busts lately, whenever I finish something and start hunting for a new project, I seem to want a bust every time lately. I do try to vary the theme &...
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    Ok, if you’ve been following along you’ll...

    Ok, if you’ve been following along you’ll recognize some of this, I think. Some may be new. Head over to my gallery on P&P to see more and better pictures.

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    Ok, since this is a WIP forum, I figured I’d show...

    Ok, since this is a WIP forum, I figured I’d show you another bust before I finish him. Started this morning.

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  113. Sword’s definitely going to look cool on the...

    Sword’s definitely going to look cool on the finished mini.
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    Thanks so much for the feedback & support,...

    Thanks so much for the feedback & support, friends. I would say the Norman is my favorite, because I think I really leveled up there and he was such a joy to paint. I’m glad others have other...
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    Thanks pal. I’ve been enjoying a high tide lately...

    Thanks pal. I’ve been enjoying a high tide lately of time and motivation both, and I’m having fun trying things out without a lot of fear of failure. This one did turn out pretty nicely.

    I’ve got...
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    Anyone wants to check out some better pics of my...

    Anyone wants to check out some better pics of my zonked out shaman can check him out on the ToadChapel. Have a look around while you’re there. There is genuinely a lot of great stuff.
  117. Thread: Graishak WIP

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    Banner is looking too notch!

    Banner is looking too notch!
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    Nailed the effect of the light coming through the...

    Nailed the effect of the light coming through the cloth.
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    Very slick!

    Very slick!
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    Thanks, guys. Yes, DS, I was going for sadness....

    Thanks, guys. Yes, DS, I was going for sadness. The feedback I’ve gotten suggests I hit the mark. I liked the juxtaposition of the merry outfit and his personal suffering. Cyanide, thanks for the...
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    Thanks, Chris. Anyway, here he is all finished....

    Thanks, Chris. Anyway, here he is all finished. Let me know what you think.

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    ​always telling a story!

    ​always telling a story!
  123. Looking very nice! I think the black armor gives...

    Looking very nice! I think the black armor gives you a lot of license for your accent colors, so let’s see this pink sword!
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    ​You bring up a good point there.

    ​You bring up a good point there.
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    Always be painting! This is the brand new bust...

    Always be painting! This is the brand new bust from Zaba Art. Very big!

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    I know you, bud, you’ll find some new creative...

    I know you, bud, you’ll find some new creative angle or start a new project or finish an old one. You can’t keep an imagination like yours down.
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    Thank you all, guys, I really appreciate your...

    Thank you all, guys, I really appreciate your support. Daniel San, it’s very different from a 28mm figure. I’ve done quite a few 54mm and busts, so it’s hard to say what the adjustment would be, but...
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    Thanks fellas. Glad you like it. I tried hard!...

    Thanks fellas. Glad you like it. I tried hard! He’s done, so let me know what you think. I tried for an hour to take some decent pics, but it was a wash out. I truly suck at it. If I get some good...
  129. Thread: Kretcher WIP

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    Cool, I like the green color scheme. Definitely...

    Cool, I like the green color scheme. Definitely sets him apart.
  130. Looking mighty fine.

    Looking mighty fine.
  131. Thread: Graishak WIP

    by SaintToad
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    ​Hard to pick a favorite. Very cool!

    ​Hard to pick a favorite. Very cool!
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    Thanks very much to both of you. The larger scale...

    Thanks very much to both of you. The larger scale was a challenge (although the Zaba bust I did maybe 2 months ago was probably the same scale, it was a much smaller piece overall). Still, it was a...
  133. Thread: Arkaan - WIP

    by SaintToad
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    ​I like those strong colors!

    ​I like those strong colors!
  134. Flowers look very nice!

    Flowers look very nice!
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    Great stuff. I love the big old mouth!

    Great stuff. I love the big old mouth!
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    Haha, love it. Markers are a great idea!

    Haha, love it. Markers are a great idea!
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    Well, perhaps no one is interested, but my...

    Well, perhaps no one is interested, but my ‘Wanderer’ bust is finished and up on P&P. Here’s the link. You can also read some of my thoughts on painting him over on my website. Hope everyone is...
  138. Thread: "The Sin"

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    ​Cool concept & nice execution.

    ​Cool concept & nice execution.
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    I’ve been working on this post apocalyptic bust...

    I’ve been working on this post apocalyptic bust from FeR for the last week. I guess the end of civilization is just sort of on my mind...
    Still lots left to do, but I can finally see him coming...
  140. Thread: Sleeper WIP

    by SaintToad
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    With regard to your friend's advice, I would...

    With regard to your friend's advice, I would probably go in and brighten up the forearm a bit, sort of leading our eye down to the sword, which is a secondary focal point. I might also boost the red...
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    Death Dealer looks great. Very painterly....

    Death Dealer looks great. Very painterly. Definitely captures a lot of that painterly Frazetta vibe.
  142. Perhaps if you were up for this kind of finish...

    Perhaps if you were up for this kind of finish this approach would work well. The texture of your crackle paste seems similar to what I get with dirt.
  143. Thread: Sleeper WIP

    by SaintToad
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    Welcome! Nice first mini, it is very strong. I...

    Welcome! Nice first mini, it is very strong. I think that you could probably tone down the extreme white highlights on the top of the shield and the ponytail(?). The don’t have an obvious source and...
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    Time to completion over my last three projects...

    Time to completion over my last three projects has dropped from a month and a half to a week to two days. Should be down to a half hour or so soon, I reckon. Here is the T-rex.

    Better pics over...
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    Thanks, guys. Hairster, yes, it is a Secret...

    Thanks, guys. Hairster, yes, it is a Secret Workshop sculpt from 2008. I’ve had it for years but just realized that as I set down to paint it. I intend to buy one or two more, because I think it’s a...
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    I started another little project while I wait for...

    I started another little project while I wait for some models to arrive.

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    I’m trying out some more lighting tricks.

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    Hey, I know that guy! Nice painting. I like the...

    Hey, I know that guy! Nice painting. I like the warm/cold contrast all over the model. Funny that we did a very similar base!
    Hope your next figure doesn’t take so long!
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    If you’d like to see sexy pics of my bust, I’ve...

    If you’d like to see sexy pics of my bust, I’ve put a few over on P&P. Here’s the link!
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    All finished with this fiery fellow. Great sculpt...

    All finished with this fiery fellow. Great sculpt that worked with me the whole way.

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    You can see a bunch more pictures on ToadChapel. Here’s the link.
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    Thanks a bundle, friends. It’s been fun jumping...

    Thanks a bundle, friends. It’s been fun jumping into a project I had been dreaming about for a long time.
    I’m in the home stretch now. Just have to do the flame side of the coal, the water skin on...
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    Wonderful hobby space. Nurgle knight looks...

    Wonderful hobby space.
    Nurgle knight looks promising, glad you’re back at it.
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    Love the look of all that dotty painting!

    Love the look of all that dotty painting!
  153. Thread: TheLost WIP

    by SaintToad
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    ​Looking great. Love to see good basing.

    ​Looking great. Love to see good basing.
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    If that’s your third miniature, I’d quit now and...

    If that’s your third miniature, I’d quit now and try to get into something more challenging. Wonderful job.
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    Hopefully you can see where I’m headed with this...

    Hopefully you can see where I’m headed with this fellow. An older bust, but a real fun sculpt to paint, helping me move right along.
    Lemme know what you think.

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    Great stuff as always with the tank! And sweet...

    Great stuff as always with the tank! And sweet little terminator!
  157. Thread: Kretcher WIP

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    Editor’s Choice on P&P! Congratulations!

    Editor’s Choice on P&P! Congratulations!
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    The bananas were an odd choice for the base, but...

    The bananas were an odd choice for the base, but otherwise it’s a great piece! I love the textural variation throughout the figure and that great green/orange interplay on the armor is something...
  159. Thread: Graishak WIP

    by SaintToad
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    ​I like that big skull thing!

    ​I like that big skull thing!
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    Ok, Andy, I hope this will satisfy you! Check out...

    Ok, Andy, I hope this will satisfy you! Check out my new base building tutorial on ToadChapel.
  161. Thread: Kretcher WIP

    by SaintToad
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    Nice job on a really interesting project. The...

    Nice job on a really interesting project. The changes you made to the skin/wrinkles really helped marry the painted texture to the smooth sculpt. Previously the two had been fighting too much. A fine...
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    I’ve just put up an exciting new tutorial on...

    I’ve just put up an exciting new tutorial on ToadChapel where BaM explains his meticulous approach to TMM. Check it out here!
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    I’ll see what I can do, Andy. I did take some...

    I’ll see what I can do, Andy. I did take some pictures.
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    If you’ve ever wondered how our buddy BaM fills...

    If you’ve ever wondered how our buddy BaM fills his rich, detailed metals full of so much gritty character, your ship has come in. You can read his great new tutorial on ToadChapel. Here’s the link!
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    Thanks so much guys. I really appreciate the...

    Thanks so much guys. I really appreciate the support. I’ve finished Maulg up, got him settled on his dreary little base. I’m super happy with what I pulled off here, definitely feel like he’s a step...
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    Thanks a lot, 10. He’s been a challenge and a joy...

    Thanks a lot, 10. He’s been a challenge and a joy to paint.
    Here’s the base I’m working on.

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    I love bases & basing, but I do not, as a rule, care for big bases. I like things tight and...
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    It’s very enjoyable to watch you blast through...

    It’s very enjoyable to watch you blast through this, seeming to have the flow in your fingers. The way you’re balancing powerful but muted colors, and building up wonderful textures to play off one...
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    Thanks for the kind words. Hairster, I have been...

    Thanks for the kind words. Hairster, I have been pushing myself, but have kept things fun at the same time. I end up reminding myself of things g0rb has said about not getting too attached to what...
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    Eh, pretty good, I guess. Seriously, man, I am...

    Eh, pretty good, I guess.
    Seriously, man, I am not a resentful person but you are always nut punching us with what seems like effortless excellence and uninterrupted improvement. Keep it up!
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    Sounds like a real adventure so far. It looks...

    Sounds like a real adventure so far. It looks splendid, though. I’m digging the density of the scene and the color choices you’ve made all around the base.
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    Ok Andy, you know I trust you, because I nearly...

    Ok Andy, you know I trust you, because I nearly hyperventilated as I started glazing in this bright aqua (I think it was P3 Meridian Blue) over all my beautiful dots! I’m glad I listened, though. I...
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    Thanks guys. I agree it looks better. Andy, do...

    Thanks guys. I agree it looks better.

    Andy, do you mean the whole model, just the margin of the blue & yellow, or just the yellow?
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    Really love the color games you’re playing on...

    Really love the color games you’re playing on that helmet.
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    Ok, I took the plunge. Looks like there’s still a...

    Ok, I took the plunge. Looks like there’s still a spot or two to smooth out but I have blended over the hard division between blue & yellow. I’d say yeah, I like the change. Thanks for your feedback....
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    Ok, guys, thanks as always for the feedback. I’ve...

    Ok, guys, thanks as always for the feedback. I’ve taken the advice on smoothing the transitions on the knees (and elbows). You can see the new joints here:

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    I took a before & after...
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    Haha, sorry to laugh at your plight, Andy, but...

    Haha, sorry to laugh at your plight, Andy, but that was hilarious. I guess when you worked from the toilette and got frustrated with a mini you could just give em the old sea burial.
    Anyway, here’s...
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    I finally undertook a long overdue cleaning and...

    I finally undertook a long overdue cleaning and reorganization of my hobby space. Ah! It feels bigger, lighter, and so much less claustrophobic. I’ve deliberately left space for things that I want...
  178. Oh cool, looks like it’ll be an impressive mini....

    Oh cool, looks like it’ll be an impressive mini. Word Eater, huh? Better ask Siks where to find bulk prices on Blood for the Blood God paint.
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    space hulk dip looks super interesting. And I...

    space hulk dip looks super interesting. And I can’t wait to see the next big old slice of imagination.
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    YES! The site will not allow me to say just...

    YES!

    The site will not allow me to say just ‘YES’, so I have to write this and ruin the effect.
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    Lots more time spent on this fellow, though...

    Lots more time spent on this fellow, though progress is slow. I’m starting to work in the red/pink zones on the elbows, knees, nipples, and scars. Having fun with this and breaking it up into lots of...
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    So handsome, and so gross. Love the restraint...

    So handsome, and so gross. Love the restraint you’re showing, rather than just putting Nurgle’s rot everywhere.
  183. Thread: 10 balls WIP

    by SaintToad
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    Fantastic, bud! Your style (though you paint in a...

    Fantastic, bud! Your style (though you paint in a number of different veins) translates really well to old school minis. A unit of that sort of fellow would look amazing, or a diorama. But even on...
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    Thanks guys. In spite of my frustrations with...

    Thanks guys. In spite of my frustrations with photography, I’ve put my ‘Random Encounter’ up on P&P. He took best in category (Single Figure, Journeyman) at NOVA last year. Here’s the link if you...
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    As you will know of you’ve followed my WIP over...

    As you will know of you’ve followed my WIP over the years, I’ve struggled a lot with taking even halfway decent photos of my minis. This isn’t a big deal most of the time, but when I’ve put a lot of...
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    You’ve got a dizzying amount of projects on...

    You’ve got a dizzying amount of projects on display in here, and they all look cool. Death Dealer is shaping up to be a great one. Really nice job with the background. And I love the green dragon.
  187. Thread: Dhdiez WIP

    by SaintToad
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    ​Nice painting. You’ve got a nice mix of textures...

    ​Nice painting. You’ve got a nice mix of textures & surfaces.
  188. Thread: TheLost WIP

    by SaintToad
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    The base by itself is good, it’s really just the...

    The base by itself is good, it’s really just the weird visual interaction with the mini. I’d at least try out another figure option or two and see if you can just pull a better fit, compositionally.
  189. Thread: Arkaan - WIP

    by SaintToad
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    That’s my favorite part, too!

    That’s my favorite part, too!
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    Sculpture looks good, and the diorama looks...

    Sculpture looks good, and the diorama looks awesome. Not sure what you’ve got planned for that scene, but you should check this out to see if it fires any ideas.
  191. Thread: Graishak WIP

    by SaintToad
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    Oh, yes, I like that shaman dude. Lots of nice...

    Oh, yes, I like that shaman dude. Lots of nice details for you to bring to life.
  192. Thread: Sik’s WIP

    by SaintToad
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    Wolfman looks great. He’ll definitely turn heads...

    Wolfman looks great. He’ll definitely turn heads sitting on the shelf.
  193. Thread: Kretcher WIP

    by SaintToad
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    I like what you’re doing with that Infinity...

    I like what you’re doing with that Infinity figure. Good looking shine on that outrageous hair.
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    Great job. Super moody with a real sense of depth.

    Great job. Super moody with a real sense of depth.
  195. Thread: 10 balls WIP

    by SaintToad
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    Elephant skin’s looking wonderful. I wish that...

    Elephant skin’s looking wonderful. I wish that pretty pachyderm hadn’t gotten mutilated by the monster man!
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    Cheers, dhdiez, welcome aboard. Here is a bit of...

    Cheers, dhdiez, welcome aboard.
    Here is a bit of progress on the skin of the blue bruiser. Lots more to be done, but I’m finally seeing the emergence of what I had planned. It’s hard to see after...
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    If you’ve been enjoying BaM’s Nurgle spire...

    If you’ve been enjoying BaM’s Nurgle spire tyrants, you’ll of course want to check out his brand spanking new article on how he achieved that dense and delicious rust on their weapons. Thanks BaM,...
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    Friends, I’ve got a treat for you over on the...

    Friends, I’ve got a treat for you over on the ‘Chap. Uncle BaM has graciously agreed to share his recipe for grungy, grimy, Nurgle-tasting rust. I’ve got a few rust tutorials on ToadChapel (AndyG’s...
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    Cheers guys, and thanks for all the feedback....

    Cheers guys, and thanks for all the feedback.
    Graishak, I’m not sure about any tattoos yet. I think I’m still feeling my way into the color scheme I’ve chosen, and I’ll assess what further details...
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    Ok, for those of you following this project,...

    Ok, for those of you following this project, here’s a bit of an update. I toned down the skintones with grey glazes, and his right leg has received more attention and looks maybe a little more like...
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