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    I always wondered why resin GK's cost so much.....

    I always wondered why resin GK's cost so much.. It's RESIN not gold! maybe if they would put out more than 300 kits total they could make more money..
    Anyways, that being larger scale may work out...
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    Obviously, NMM can be time consuming and so I...

    Obviously, NMM can be time consuming and so I usually reserve it for character pieces and special units.. That said, since I don't do much wargaming, I use it most of the time. But, there are also...
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    I think the ice guys are a leeetle too blue for...

    I think the ice guys are a leeetle too blue for me. The bases have that perfect glacial tone to them so would've liked to see that continued over. But overall, the quality and details can't be...
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    Yes this is fine, and encouraged!

    Yes this is fine, and encouraged!
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    The whole dragon speaking didn't even enter my...

    The whole dragon speaking didn't even enter my brain, mostly 'cause I was brought up on the old 1977 "Thundercats" animated movie. What I did notice were thus:

    Smaug had combo wings/ arms, making...
  6. If you're thinning the paint inside the airbrush,...

    If you're thinning the paint inside the airbrush, you're doomed. I've found no matter what you put in before, or how much you try and mix, a blob of undiluted paint sinks to the bottom and clogs...
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    My Number 1 problem with Sculpey is getting it to...

    My Number 1 problem with Sculpey is getting it to stick to the wire frame. Maybe it's just the Firm Super stuff because it seems less sticky than the regular flesh Super Sculpey seems nice and...
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    Sculpt Along #5- New Year, New Sculpting!

    Previous months can be found here:

    #1) September 2013 (Vampire Hunter):
    #2) October 2013 (Halloween):
    #3) November 2013 (Animated Characters)
    #4)Festive Sculpt-Along

    Rules:

    The owner...
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    Okay, let's see.. Highs Finally got around to...

    Okay, let's see..
    Highs
    Finally got around to painting again.
    Got all A's except for one B for the year.
    Got back in touch with a lot of my former friends on FB.
    Worked through the production of...
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    Paolo Parente (former artist for Rackham) had a...

    Paolo Parente (former artist for Rackham) had a line called "Dust" that was Sci-Fi WWII mech type game that was 54mm (better chance of searching for 1/35th scale). Hobby Link Japan has some in...
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    What DR said. And- pretty much but a good way to...

    What DR said.
    And- pretty much but a good way to avoid finger cutting is to not get into the Yakuza in the first place...
    Oh, and to avoid injury while converting minis, I suggest you get one of...
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    Painting colored metal is pretty much up to...

    Painting colored metal is pretty much up to washes and glazes for contrast if you're going the TMM route. But nothing says you can't mix metallic paint and your opaque greens!
    I assume you kinda...
  13. Thread: VMC at my LGS

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    I use all the skintones for my gold NMM, because...

    I use all the skintones for my gold NMM, because I feel they are too yellow from Vallejo. I also love Cork Brown and Beige Red as my skin base, and I'm constantly using Dark Blue in all manner of...
  14. Thread: Brush Sizes

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    It also depends on brush types-...

    It also depends on brush types-
    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/5e/Brushtypes.jpg

    A rigger brush's tip is always going to be smaller than a round of the same number. I have a #1...
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    Recently, I've been doing my famous "YouTube...

    Recently, I've been doing my famous "YouTube Walk-a-bouts". I start off with a song/ band I like and I just keep hitting the "recommended" side bar. So far I have (re)discovered:
    The Dollyrots...
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    Now, I usually resize to something smaller, but-...

    Now, I usually resize to something smaller, but-

    http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2013/360/1/1/krampus2_by_thechrispy1-d6zi4ts.jpg

    I thought the Krampus' face came out pretty good. I could've...
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    I made a comment the other day to friends; "They...

    I made a comment the other day to friends; "They just don't make 80's movie like they used to.."

    Only one person recognized the ironic intent in that statement... :D
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    I'm watching the Jeremie Bonamont Mini Painting...

    I'm watching the Jeremie Bonamont Mini Painting DvD and I kinda feel like a fool for paying $25 for a wet pallet that can be made with a sealable plastic container, a paper towel, and wax paper. Most...
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    I'm pretty sure this has been part of every fine...

    I'm pretty sure this has been part of every fine artist's fantasies.. Hot gal posing nude for you. The amount of details that I can see on this are staggering! Things like the painted shoe through...
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    What I try to do is put down the undiluted paint...

    What I try to do is put down the undiluted paint on the wet pallet, then put the flow-aid water and/or slow-dri in the middle so it creates a "well" (just like putting eggs and milk in the middle of...
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    Is anyone else as disturbed by the amputee anime...

    Is anyone else as disturbed by the amputee anime chick on Trystan's as much as I am right now?
    It seems everyone else is going the glass route. I should put in lights, but that assumes I have people...
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    Ah, the true meaning of Christmas- having to put...

    Ah, the true meaning of Christmas- having to put up with your family.
    If I was an advice column guru, I'd tell you in a nice way to pony up and use passive aggressive phrases. But here seems a...
  23. That's what I've been saying! Also, in the book...

    That's what I've been saying! Also, in the book Pop Sculpture the author Tim Bruckner makes the point that the computer generated light isn't the same as natural lighting. I always say, learn the...
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Fl9HlsGaGk&feature...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Fl9HlsGaGk&feature=player_detailpage


    http://t1ak.roblox.com/732271905cea323aca9e8c73aca048ca
  25. There are plenty of 3d sculpted KS's that did NOT...

    There are plenty of 3d sculpted KS's that did NOT get funded, pretty much because while the sculpted details were good, overall the mini was uninteresting. Example: a Barmaid from the Failed...
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    Yep, we had the first in another room, then...

    Yep, we had the first in another room, then bought the second cheap at a yard sale. I'd really love an all glass one, but I don't have many to put in them ATM... Hoping to change that this next year.
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    Yeah, I believe Milton Bradley has the rights to...

    Yeah, I believe Milton Bradley has the rights to Heroquest- and they are in turn owned by Hasbro. These people like their intellectual properties- almost as much as GW. But I do remember playing this...
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    Feliz Navidad! And a merry Chrispymas to all!

    Feliz Navidad!
    And a merry Chrispymas to all!
  29. As far as I know, the Soda Pop minis for super...

    As far as I know, the Soda Pop minis for super dungeon explore were done 3d modeled. I've seen a few done for Reaper too- mostly I see a lot of Kickstarter projects doing their minis this way,...
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    http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2013/357/0/7/she...

    http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2013/357/0/7/shelf_by_thechrispy1-d6z1cny.jpg

    The first one is bigger.. and holding other stuff than minis ATM.. the other I just put in the corner. It's shelves...
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    http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2013/357/1/3/kra...

    http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2013/357/1/3/kramp1_by_thechrispy1-d6z1cmi.jpg

    Started on another one, this time at 28mm scale. It's the Krampus- the evil to St. Nick's good. I also painted up...
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    I think this is due to the attitudes of most...

    I think this is due to the attitudes of most Americans nowadays.. Like giving out little league trophies even if your team didn't win one game. But I also think that if you're going to go ahead and...
  33. Thread: Sleeping Chibi

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    It was so awesome, watching all the elements come...

    It was so awesome, watching all the elements come together- even with the skull/fianna interlude on the WIP log! Came out great, Zab! :cool:
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    First off, it looks like you're doing swell on...

    First off, it looks like you're doing swell on your own! Second, I'll just leave this link here. Third- when doing SD/ Cartoony figures, you kinda get a "pass" because of the rounded nature of the...
  35. I did for that scene, actually.. Want had on a...

    I did for that scene, actually.. Want had on a "Hannibal Lector" mask, and Ignorance had on a blindfold. Our costumer is an awesome lady! :D
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lj16XzvZAxM -...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lj16XzvZAxM - Even though it's just black and white, it's worth a look. Those colors look really bright! I thought it was gouache or something more opaque. I got some...
  37. http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2013/355/2/4/kit...

    http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2013/355/2/4/kittxmasspirit_by_thechrispy1-d6ys0mc.jpg

    I AM THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT!!
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    http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2013/352/f/f/bel...

    http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2013/352/f/f/belle4_by_thechrispy1-d6yfs2r.jpg

    I dunno.. her legs seem a bit long (no, that not just perspective with the camera..) but from the source material,...
  39. I think it all depends on the mini.. the demon...

    I think it all depends on the mini.. the demon one is kinda boring, as the banner doesn't have an image on the back, no decorations on the pole, and the image while done nicely is just on a rectangle...
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    Thanks war! Yeah, well- you gotta remember she's...

    Thanks war! Yeah, well- you gotta remember she's a Paul Dini character, so she's very pinup-y.. plus, any tweaks in anatomy I can blame on her being an elf. :D
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    Been working on various areas:...

    Been working on various areas:
    http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2013/348/7/2/belle3_by_thechrispy1-d6xxhze.jpg

    I still have to kinda make her bewbs "prekier" and some areas need to be filled....
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    Having only worked with the firm Sculpey, I get...

    Having only worked with the firm Sculpey, I get where you're coming from with being able to make changes and such. I've also heard that other people do have problems when they want to add fresh clay...
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    Even though it's Norwegian folklore, I remember...

    Even though it's Norwegian folklore, I remember there was this tale of a prince turned into a bear that a princess had to work for (sorta like a Scandinavian Beauty & The Beat, if you will). And even...
  44. Thread: 200,000 Minis

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    I actually thought there'd be more given how long...

    I actually thought there'd be more given how long the site's been up and number of users... but then I realize how long it takes us to actually DO the work. So, really that 200k mark is more like a...
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    Pretty much any use of the brush feature on a...

    Pretty much any use of the brush feature on a mini's photo is verbooten in my book. I'm with everyone on the color balance/ contrast/ speck removal things. If anyone can show me a perfectly sized,...
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    I'm using 18 gauge aluminum wire. I also have...

    I'm using 18 gauge aluminum wire. I also have some 20 and 22, plus some 18 gauge floral wire wrapped in paper. I got the last item to try and put Sculpey on, as I think it will hold better, but have...
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    Went ahead and took your advice and went larger...

    Went ahead and took your advice and went larger scale.. While I was making the armature up, I realized the excess wire made it look like I was about to sculpt Slenderman:
    ...
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    Okay, here we go: ...

    Okay, here we go:

    http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2013/345/d/5/belle1_by_thechrispy1-d6xjteo.jpg
    Yeah, I know it's rough and the face looks like an alien.. but look what I'm dealing with:
    ...
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    Well.. first thing's first- clean off the table:...

    Well.. first thing's first- clean off the table:


    http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2013/341/8/2/table_by_thechrispy1-d6x1qxr.gif

    Aaaaand.. done!.. Just wish it had taken me as long as it took...
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    Here's some of the problems when I got some of...

    Here's some of the problems when I got some of Reaper's old "sculpting dollies" a while back- for one, you are limited to the feet being cast on the base in a set position. Yes, you can cut them off...
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    Woo hoo! One more week of class, then I can...

    Woo hoo! One more week of class, then I can sculpt to my heart's delight!
    (When I'm not playing Christmas Present in Dicken's "Carol".... That may or may not factor into my sculpting)

    And yeah,...
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    Best piece of advice I ever heard from another...

    Best piece of advice I ever heard from another artist- always have another brush already wet near at hand so you can blend, or if you screw up.
    As for paint/ brushes Vallejo model color and Windsor...
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    Bears on unicycles!! THEY ARE ALL BEARS ON...

    Bears on unicycles!! THEY ARE ALL BEARS ON UNICYCLES!! :rotfl:
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    "When I was on acid, I would see things like...

    "When I was on acid, I would see things like beams of light... and I would hear sounds that sounded an awful lot like car horns."
    "I used to do drugs. I still do, but I used to, too."
    - Mitch...
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    I can tell you a couple of reasons why- for one,...

    I can tell you a couple of reasons why- for one, you can mix regular GS epoxy putty with any other type of epoxy putty (Magic sculpt, Aves, Milliput, and I think even Bondo). You'd want to do this...
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    Lemme give you a real life example. I'm in...

    Lemme give you a real life example. I'm in theater and one of the first things I had to get over was fear of makeup. Before the whole "Metrosexual" thing, makeup and guys just didn't really go...
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    Wow, naming conventions have sunk to a new...

    Wow, naming conventions have sunk to a new pun-itive low. :P
    I really like these original works-so much character and story.. now if the major companies could just step it up!
  58. Thread: Harlequins....

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    Okay.. prepare yourself: When I was doing some of...

    Okay.. prepare yourself: When I was doing some of my Eldar harlequins, I did a bit of research into classical Italian Commedia Dell'arte. "Harlequin" is the stock character who is master of the other...
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    Happy Thanksgivukkah!

    Yeah, thought I'd start the obligatory post.

    https://scontent-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/1475823_1393928244184285_2076796830_n.jpg
    -I don't care if I'm the only one that gets this.

    Anyways,...
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    Keep in mind not to limit yourself to just...

    Keep in mind not to limit yourself to just miniature acrylics. Sometimes I like to use Liquitex or other "artist" paint because it's a bit thicker and helps with things like yellow. I've also highly...
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    OSL is coming along nicely, Zab! As for the...

    OSL is coming along nicely, Zab!
    As for the contest.. I seriously thought of cheating and using one of my friends and just calling her my GF... But, y'know.. stupid morals.
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    For the most part, when people actually see what...

    For the most part, when people actually see what I've done the feedback and comments are mainly positive. (I'm sure everyone's heard the "How do you paint that small?" comment at least once). But...
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    I have some stuff on my DeviantArt page below-...

    I have some stuff on my DeviantArt page below- Been meaning to get a working portfolio up, but some of the stuff I've done is like 2x3 feet and I've been swamped by various projects.. and I'm lazy. :D
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    Once I get some free time (and maybe the minis to...

    Once I get some free time (and maybe the minis to practice on) I was going to post an article about "fantasy" type skintones, and I had a couple ideas for undead skin. First, there's the pale, blood...
  65. Thread: Canadian Gobo

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    Darn Quebecistanians! :p

    Darn Quebecistanians! :p
  66. Thread: Canadian Gobo

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    Plaid came out really nice on this, Zab. And the...

    Plaid came out really nice on this, Zab. And the overall Grunge look comes out with the jeans, too! I'm kinda with atgill- if you're gonna make him Canadian, embrace the stereotypes and have a moose...
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    "You can say anything you want to about people if...

    "You can say anything you want to about people if you just say 'bless his heart' after. That's the ugliest baby I've ever seen.. Bless his heart." -Aaron Wilburn
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    Quick How-To: Critiques

    Hey all! So, it's getting to be crunch time in my art class and critiques are coming up and that made me think of some of the feedback here on CMON. Just like my teacher says "It's good." or "I like...
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    Just got the box yesterday from TrystanGT: ...

    Just got the box yesterday from TrystanGT:

    http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2013/326/8/3/me38_by_thechrispy1-d6v5n6b.jpg

    A cool kingdom death postcard, Privateer steampunk gladiator and what...
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    Make your own cutting tool- paste two x-acto...

    Make your own cutting tool- paste two x-acto blades together, maybe even put a thin piece of plastic card between them for the size you want. Then just roll out the epoxy putty and cut- viola!...
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    Well, guess what the original mask was? Luchador...

    Well, guess what the original mask was? Luchador Mask. Bane was also known as Antonio Diego.. Once again, vast departure from comics to movie/ other media..

    Can't wait to see everything finished...
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    I think there's a niche dating site for...

    I think there's a niche dating site for everything now. I saw and ad on TV for a site advertising to Farmers... Cause, y'know- when I think of farmers, high tech savvey is the first thing that comes...
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    Nice start all around guys! Well, unfortunately...

    Nice start all around guys!
    Well, unfortunately with my projects in art and this play I'm doing, I don't have much free time this month, so I think I may have to withdraw from this sculpt-a-long. My...
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    Replied/ Sent PM's to both parties- as loydb is...

    Replied/ Sent PM's to both parties- as loydb is flagged, I'll be waiting on cfwheeler58 to respond that he got his.
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    DO womenfolk get "stage fright"? :thinking:

    DO womenfolk get "stage fright"? :thinking:
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    I can't for the life of me remember his name or...

    I can't for the life of me remember his name or find it online, but I have 2 of the exclusive Confrontation mercenary figure from the old French Ravage magazine. Alzo- Aiona the Unforgiven a "free"...
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    Whoo hoo! I don't know why in the beginning I...

    Whoo hoo! I don't know why in the beginning I thought she'd be on top of the skull, but the side looks great with all that bit of terrain!
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    Whoo hoo! The end is in sight! I hope this piece...

    Whoo hoo! The end is in sight! I hope this piece gets a good price for the Australian Relief effort! :D
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    Two things to try here- one, since you're lacking...

    Two things to try here- one, since you're lacking access to a degassing chamber, make your own simple one. I've had some success with a thick zip-loc freezer bag. Simply put the item inside, seal...
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    Wow- people really getting into this month's...

    Wow- people really getting into this month's project with some really ambitious stuff! I'll have to maybe try and start next week- this week has just been a series of contained explosions that is...
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    Lookin good Zab! The NMM filigree is what really...

    Lookin good Zab! The NMM filigree is what really gets me on the Rackham models.
    But- Rarity is my least favorite.. MAXXxxx is going to hurt me now.
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    You'd think the paint bottle manufacturers would...

    You'd think the paint bottle manufacturers would learn at this point and find some way to put a needle or something in the cap- but then you'd have problems putting it on. Oh, well. The 75mm set...
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    Why, thank you... So I'm going to be known as...

    Why, thank you...
    So I'm going to be known as the nameless stranger now?... Actually, that could work- dress up like Clint Eastwood and call myself "The Mini Painter with No Name". :brushwave: Nice...
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    Welcome Rowdy and thanks for taking the...

    Welcome Rowdy and thanks for taking the initiative for the first post and asking for feedback!

    The paint looks thick in some places, are you thinning them or using straight from the pot/bottle?...
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    I know it's been a while (that just shows you how...

    I know it's been a while (that just shows you how long I take between projects with school and such) but I finally found a cheap, readily available and satisfactory spray primer.
    Valspar, the...
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    Who summons me!?...

    Who summons me!? :D

    If you're looking at this for inspiration, you initial colors are almost spot-on for color theory. Except, if you're using (Vallejo Blue or Royal Blue which are pretty close to...
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    Ya kinda had to know this was coming with the...

    Ya kinda had to know this was coming with the reddish lichen near the skull's mouth:

    http://troll.me/images/boromir/one-does-not-simply-get-rid-of-herpes.jpg

    Great stuff! :D

    I was thinking...
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    You also have to take into consideration of what...

    You also have to take into consideration of what you're doing. If you had something that needs to be metallic or glossy, the flat sealer wouldn't make any sense. I think that sealing it helps when...
  89. Thread: Inspiration.

    by Chrispy
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    I read about this technique in, I think, Mental...

    I read about this technique in, I think, Mental Floss- Early in the morning, when you are at your most creative, write down anything that comes to you. This free-writing style is great because you...
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    Only thing I did like that was forget to turn the...

    Only thing I did like that was forget to turn the can of sealer upside down to clean it a bit when I last used it... then got a mini's paint job perfect and it got frosted..

    Never again.

    I...
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    Ah- I still have a bottle of the older stuff...

    Ah- I still have a bottle of the older stuff then:
    http://web4.hobbylinc.com/gr/tes/tes1260.jpg Something told me I have to have a black can of Dullcote, so thought the clear top was for satin or...
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    January!?! I don't like responsibility! I.. I... ...

    January!?! I don't like responsibility! I.. I...

    Well, Okay. :D

    I may be a bit late starting in Nov. I've got play practice starting (Me- Spirit of Xmas Present, Christmas Carol), another play...
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    Yuck.. Reeves. Unholy cheap paint.. is the DEVIL!...

    Yuck.. Reeves. Unholy cheap paint.. is the DEVIL! But- I've also heard oils do a lot better than acrylic for drybrushing (ability to blend). So that evil, evil company would be a good choice for a...
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    I like how that Zandri Dust is looking, Zab!...

    I like how that Zandri Dust is looking, Zab! Also, to get the fibers all one way, maybe all you have to do is use a stiff brush?
    I applaud your rigorous testing, me- I'd have probably gone straight...
  95. I knew it! It'sa wolpertinger!!! :D

    I knew it! It'sa wolpertinger!!! :D
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    I'd have to agree that the olive greens look good...

    I'd have to agree that the olive greens look good oranges are nice, but I also like that Gauss blaster green for some reason. When I was little and living in Germany I remember the stones would have...
  97. ..And now you need to sculpt a furry Micheal J...

    ..And now you need to sculpt a furry Micheal J Fox getting bodychecked! :D
    Great work Mr. Goblinho!
  98. Actually, the rigger brushes can be very good for...

    Actually, the rigger brushes can be very good for details. I have a couple and they hold a surprising amount of paint for being so thin- but since they are long they have about as much surface area...
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    Wow, I especially like how the shadows aren't...

    Wow, I especially like how the shadows aren't totally black and it gives a nice stark contrasted look to it. Me, because I like color so much, would've added a red splash of blood somewhere. But it...
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    Eh- I wouldn't invest the money in a GW product...

    Eh- I wouldn't invest the money in a GW product that can be made from a worn brush, cutting and a bit of glue. Sea sponges are pretty cheap and can be found in most hardware stores now. Failing that,...
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    Why you no try sponge technique before all the...

    Why you no try sponge technique before all the highlights, Zab? But still good work so far! I would push the brownish dirt a bit more since in some shots it's very faint- I know, the color looks a...
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    Hiyas! I really like it when people take the...

    Hiyas! I really like it when people take the initiative and introduce themselves. Also, action figure conversions/ color jobs are interesting to me because despite watching my brother toruture his GI...
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    Well, yeah- they could be a tad smaller. Artists...

    Well, yeah- they could be a tad smaller. Artists and designers tend to forget she's an elf which I always envisioned as having a waify fashion model body type, like in the 90's. Of course now models...
  104. Nice to see some fresh blood, Abaddon! I don't...

    Nice to see some fresh blood, Abaddon! I don't think he needs wings.. maybe a tail or a back piece to the loincloth 'cause the demonic G-string speedo is making me a bit uncomfortable. :p
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    I'm one of those people that have a hard time...

    I'm one of those people that have a hard time drawing/ sculpting things that aren't in front of me and I haven't felt...
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    Kewl- going to texture the skull so it looks like...

    Kewl- going to texture the skull so it looks like stone? Or is it some kinda inlaid skull of an elder Celtic god or something like that?
    And yeah- I did a facepalm when I saw the banner. This is...
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    Sticky: I put up a similar one I sized so it's print...

    I put up a similar one I sized so it's print ready on my DA page a few weeks back:

    http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2013/260/b/d/armature_card_by_thechrispy1-d6mnft6.jpg

    Enjoy!
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    Did you do the sharigan eye on Kakashi? Can't...

    Did you do the sharigan eye on Kakashi? Can't really tell because that's the one looking off into the distance... and it'd be tiny.
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    Wow, this looks like an illustration right out of...

    Wow, this looks like an illustration right out of Gearhearts! My only comment would be to darken the shadows in the hair a bit more. Other than that, the photo background could be dealt with a bit...
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    There really needs to be a ruined windmill around...

    There really needs to be a ruined windmill around this guy, so awesome! /)^3^(\
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    Good on yer, guys! I really hope CMON will stock...

    Good on yer, guys! I really hope CMON will stock some of these because the exchange rate always kills me when converting to Euros.. rassin' frassin' economics..
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    http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2567/3720846702_3f5e...

    http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2567/3720846702_3f5e3d040f_z.jpg

    See how the highlight areas tend to somewhat "pool" by being rounder, and the lighter areas tend to be really light and have only a...
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    So, how 'bout them Kickstarters?

    So, I decided to do a bit of snooping around on KS to see if there was anything worth putting monies into. CMONers have been great about posting news on fantastic looking Kickstarter minis- but I've...
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    I agree wiff Mr. In Japan, the shadows could use...

    I agree wiff Mr. In Japan, the shadows could use some contrast. Also, if you make the highlights more "Liquid" it will really make it shine! Just stay away from lines and use elongated drops instead....
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    Yeah, I've already made up my mind and set up a...

    Yeah, I've already made up my mind and set up a deal to get the Pathfinder minis I want in another thread. However, when I was browsing this thread, Flyleaf's "Bury your heart" came on my shuffle-...
  116. In the Arcane Legions line of minis, there is a...

    In the Arcane Legions line of minis, there is a Foo Lion:
    http://media.trollandtoad.com/products/pictures/286490.jpg
    Even though they are pre-painted, they're plastic, so they are cheaper than the...
  117. Thread: Munnies

    by Chrispy
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    Made by KidRobot Toys...

    Made by KidRobot Toys Munnies are basically blank vinyl toys you can do anything you want with:
    http://rikkolepirate.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/0805_munny2.jpg
    This is the humanoid one. There's...
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    The evil life eater virus is the left over hate...

    The evil life eater virus is the left over hate and thirst for vengeance that came from the Necrons turning their backs against the ways of flesh and becoming robots..........

    ..........Okay, I...
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    Thanks for helping to confirm my "Canada has hot...

    Thanks for helping to confirm my "Canada has hot women" theory, Zab. Also- Alisha Cuthbert, Evangeline Lilly,Caroline Dhavernas (bonus points if you even know who she is), Anna Paquin, I could go on....
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    http://i.qkme.me/3qdejx.jpg

    http://i.qkme.me/3qdejx.jpg
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    Maybe they don't use the evil flesh eating virus...

    Maybe they don't use the evil flesh eating virus on nids because they're afraid of them 1) building up an immunity - or more horrible: 2) they manage to adapt it into their own DNA and now every Nid...
  122. Poll: What Lovecraftian Horror would you worship?

    I'm bored.
    It's October.

    So, I decided to make this lil poll to basically see which Old One is that favorite of our merry band of mini painters. To keep the list concise I chose the deities...
  123. Depending on the joints, press 'n seal is a...

    Depending on the joints, press 'n seal is a really good bet. You can "mask" off areas, sculpt what you need and it will only be stuff on one part and you can peel off the wrap. You may also have to...
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    Glad you could get more work in on this project,...

    Glad you could get more work in on this project, Zab! I think with all it's complexity, the base is going to take awhile but it's good you've got the basics in.So, do you guys eat turkey in Canada...
  125. This is what we're dealing with:...

    This is what we're dealing with:
    http://www.fullmoon-mag.gr/creations/CodexDraconis/RalPartha/RalPartha-10452.jpg

    From what I've seen around the web, people have pinned the wings by putting a big...
  126. Yeah, I remember the original ponies of the...

    Yeah, I remember the original ponies of the 80's... You kinda had to be on drugs to understand the whole Smooze thing.
    http://iambrony.steeph.tp-radio.de/mlp/gif/135326571668.gif
  127. This looks very kewl and useful. I realize the...

    This looks very kewl and useful. I realize the design will be streamlined and such, but what I'm worried about is battery changes for the lights. Maybe you could run tiny wires one either end of the...
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    Uh, no- I had problems last time.

    Uh, no- I had problems last time.
  129. That's funny goblin cause I was just thinking ...

    That's funny goblin cause I was just thinking about something Steampunk for next month.

    I also had a couple of ideas for upcoming months:
    Chibi/ Super Dungeon Explore style (Just when you...
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    I'll go for 2x this time then.. You know the...

    I'll go for 2x this time then.. You know the drill:
    Chrispy- TX, USA-USA
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    Sealing between masking and coats can cut down on...

    Sealing between masking and coats can cut down on this, especially if paint is really thinned down.
    I've had some good experiences with Glad Press N' Seal for larger areas. I also like using this...
  132. I dunno- looks like another evil Muppet from the...

    I dunno- looks like another evil Muppet from the SAW movies to me.
    http://wpc.556e.edgecastcdn.net/80556E/img.news/NElWBplnoWgMpn_1_1.jpg
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    Here ya go:...

    Here ya go:
    http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2013/285/4/e/brpon3_by_thechrispy1-d6q60jb.jpg

    (Glasses not included) :p
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    Expiriment: 3D Pictures of Minis

    Saw all about Stereograms whilst I was surfing the web and decided to try it out with some of my minis:
    ...
  135. For me, Photoshop doesn't really help in color...

    For me, Photoshop doesn't really help in color decisions very much. But this is because I have an intuitive understanding of color, plus better color memory than most. What Photoshop does is allows...
  136. Wow, the art and ideas look really thought out...

    Wow, the art and ideas look really thought out for this one.l I just have one suggestion, since I'm currently watching Journey to the West: MONKEY KING SEPERATE!!!

    I have to agree Int'l shipping...
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    Chrispy- TX, USA-USA This'll be my 2nd time...

    Chrispy- TX, USA-USA

    This'll be my 2nd time around. I have a tendency to open up minis right when I get them and check if everything is there, so I may have to send some opened, but whole.
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    Whenever I saw these in a museum as a kid, I...

    Whenever I saw these in a museum as a kid, I stayed FAR AWAY. I don't care if it's dead and preserved, it's freakish! Nice work getting all the texture out of there. My take on it to the makers would...
  139. Here's what I do in Photoshop (mostly in order)-...

    Here's what I do in Photoshop (mostly in order)- Resize, Levels/Brightness & Contrast, and then Color Balance. Even though I have my camera set to white balance, it always comes out yellow.. which is...
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    Wow. Super Kewl!:cool:PM me whenever you get them...

    Wow. Super Kewl!:cool:PM me whenever you get them and we can set something up. I was going to buy them online, but if you don't want them, I'll be happy to take them off your hands! :D
  141. The vamp is at 54mm scale- I tried to go and make...

    The vamp is at 54mm scale- I tried to go and make a mold out of her, but sadly she cracked somewhere during the process. It was most likely when I put the thing in the freezer for a few minutes to...
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    Yeah, that makes better sense- so you're saying I...

    Yeah, that makes better sense- so you're saying I can just get the bonus things if I don't want the core set.. And unfortunately, I just want the new PF heroes.. Well, back to waiting I guess..
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    I second that, you could at least try to change...

    I second that, you could at least try to change it up a bit like the movie guys did with "Hunter Prey"...
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    Okay, dunno if this be the thread for it and this...

    Okay, dunno if this be the thread for it and this question has probably been dealt with along time ago... but, you gotta remember I was literally under a rock for 5 years, so here it goes:
    How the...
  145. Well, Mr. Ninja Butler, I think you're base...

    Well, Mr. Ninja Butler, I think you're base sculpts are pretty much on the money. According to this diagram of fatty areas in women (drawn nudity for purpose of anatomy- so probably NSFW), there's...
  146. It'sa "Harem" anime/manga where a totally normal...

    It'sa "Harem" anime/manga where a totally normal guy ends up going to a high school fr monsters. He meets a cute girl wearing a cross necklace and it turns out she's a vampire whose full powers are...
  147. Thread: Display Base

    by Chrispy
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    If you want to make a kind of diorama and be able...

    If you want to make a kind of diorama and be able to use a piece of foamcore or balsa wood and cut out squares slightly larger than the base, so you can take them in and out. I did this on my Cyanur...
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    Y'know 3D printers are like any other technology-...

    Y'know 3D printers are like any other technology- wait and before you know it a better, cheaper one will be out. Now if only Zbrush wasn't $700 to boot, too..

    I still wonder if/when mini companies...
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    I have some professional white ink used to cover...

    I have some professional white ink used to cover up stuff, since it's semi liquid already, it'd be great for washes/ glazes... Unfortunately, I got the jar for $7. But for me that uses it for other...
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    Really.. you can't just hand me these straight...

    Really.. you can't just hand me these straight lines :D


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpsmZOPXxkM

    CMON has been ponified for the day and is now 20% cooler. :cool:

    My work here is done.
  151. Aaaand I went ahead and roasted her:...

    Aaaand I went ahead and roasted her:
    http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2013/276/6/5/vampfinal_by_thechrispy1-d6p4ii4.jpg

    Her teeth look a bit big and there may be some texturing issues here and...
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    Y'know as I am just now even THINKING of ordering...

    Y'know as I am just now even THINKING of ordering Bones from the first batch, I don't think I'm gonna jump on the bandwagon here. When they come out, they're out- I can wait till school's over.. Or...
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    Wow, amazing detail work there! May I inquire as...

    Wow, amazing detail work there! May I inquire as to what putties you are using?
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    OOoooOOooh- all Shiney and purple-y. Just don't...

    OOoooOOooh- all Shiney and purple-y. Just don't add green or we may have a Barney situation on our hands here.. :p
  155. Yeah, I'd seen that before and tried it with the...

    Yeah, I'd seen that before and tried it with the Daria sculpt for last month, but I let it dry before trying to put on Sculpey.. Oh, well- like I say, it'sa learning experience! :D

    (Editing...
  156. Is anyone else thinking of the Venus of...

    Is anyone else thinking of the Venus of Willendorf at this point?
    ...
    I'll wait while people Google it for themselves. I'm supposed to know these things as an art major :D

    So, I started out...
  157. I'm in for October as well. Well, I think my...

    I'm in for October as well.
    Well, I think my Sculpey experiences are following a similar pattern- try something, hate it, and then start all over again. That's where I am right now. I intend to do a...
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    http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2013/271/1/9/elv...

    http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2013/271/1/9/elvisresin_by_thechrispy1-d6ody62.jpg

    For some reason, his shoes never wanted to cast.. I could get the base tab under them .. but not the tips. I...
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    I prefer Vallejo model colors but one thing I am...

    I prefer Vallejo model colors but one thing I am sure of: do NOT get Game Color! The majority of people who've talked about it (including myself) have had bad experiences. If you're shipping online,...
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    I bought Van Aken brand Plastalina Modeling Clay....

    I bought Van Aken brand Plastalina Modeling Clay. I also put it in the freezer for a few minutes to get it to solid up. Doing this, it's come out in one piece 100% of the time. As for the vents- I...
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    Kewl, kinda reminds me of Cyril's plague marines....

    Kewl, kinda reminds me of Cyril's plague marines. I think it's interesting to see his dessicated diseased head in contrast with that bloat, instead of an all around pudgy look! :D
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    2 tips on casting, Demi: It's good you got the...

    2 tips on casting, Demi: It's good you got the bit of plastic and the round ball "keys" in for the mold but I find that it also helps to put in your pour holes into the mold at this point, cause...
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    Okay- I know it's been some time and I haven't...

    Okay- I know it's been some time and I haven't done a lot of in progress shots between the last time and now, but my hedge-trimmer wielding vampire killer is pretty much done:
    ...
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    I have 2 other options for priming clear minis:...

    I have 2 other options for priming clear minis: Uno- use some dullcote. I've tried other sealers, but they usually give a frosted look to the clear plastic. Also, they do make a clear gesso but this...
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    Whoo hoo! Freudian!! ... I mean.. wait, NO!.....

    Whoo hoo! Freudian!!

    ... I mean.. wait, NO!.. yuuuck!
    :P
  166. Hiyas Comic and welcome to CMON! Of course,...

    Hiyas Comic and welcome to CMON!

    Of course, with painting minis, it's best if you have a good number of paints as this will cut down on mixing. But, I can appreciate people being on a budget and...
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    http://gamerfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/S...

    http://gamerfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/Starcraft-II-Leaked-Trailer.jpg
  168. I deal with harsh criticism the way any other...

    I deal with harsh criticism the way any other artist deals with it:
    I throw a fit, tear up something, vow to never work again.. then get over it and get back to what I was doing.. :giggle:

    But I...
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    When I do skins, I blend the lighter tones after...

    When I do skins, I blend the lighter tones after I've done all the shading and whatnot.
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    Maybe you just need to start with basics and keep...

    Maybe you just need to start with basics and keep filling in, Mr. moonmin. Like- you could get the eyebrow ridges in, then cheeks or nose, etc.. But, yeah- I prefer the GS to be pliable when doing...
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    Kewl- Y'know, they make brush stylus-es, and I've...

    Kewl- Y'know, they make brush stylus-es, and I've always wondered what you could use them on. It seems like this app would be a good thing to use with them.. But I have enough art materials as it is-...
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    Overall, I feel I've improved in the... overall...

    Overall, I feel I've improved in the... overall painting of my miniatures. Given my condition, it's very easy for me to spend hours on a tiny little part to make sure it's 100%.. but you do that over...
  173. Thread: Hi everybody!

    by Chrispy
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    Wow- I hope you're not planning on doing all your...

    Wow- I hope you're not planning on doing all your wargaming models to this standard.. then you're going to be at it a while. It is really above the "tabletop" standard. Kewl beans and welcome to...
  174. Thread: Puppet Monster

    by Chrispy
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    Kewl- the work of Jean-Louis Crinon...

    Kewl- the work of Jean-Louis Crinon comes to mind when looking at this.
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    Yep- focusing on one thing or another is NOT one...

    Yep- focusing on one thing or another is NOT one of my specialties, I just kinda do whatever and don't really prioritize right..
    Anyhoo- I love my silicone color shapers for the fact they are...
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    Tanx Demi! You may also want to rough up your...

    Tanx Demi! You may also want to rough up your armature with a file so the putty has something to stick to. And depending what type of wire you have around, you can wrap some tiny, tiny gauge (I have...
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    I've been using the Van Aken Plastalina Modeling...

    I've been using the Van Aken Plastalina Modeling Clay- I really can't find a yea or nay about sulfur being in it.. But, 'tis all for naught, as the end to this tragic tale begins with me forgetting...
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    If I take my entire stock of unpainted minis- it...

    If I take my entire stock of unpainted minis- it would probably be over the amount shown.. but.. yeah.. WTF? And I know in my bones that 1) there are people who are going to buy it and 2) people who...
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    Thanks all- I found out it's most likely my...

    Thanks all- I found out it's most likely my inability to mix the stuff thoroughly- so I got one of those hand paint stirrers with the pinwheel tip. Of course, this means I'm putting bubbles in the...
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    Kewl, I had to stare at the fargin icehole Lich...

    Kewl, I had to stare at the fargin icehole Lich King for about 2 minutes when he glitched on a raid, and this is brings back shivers of that event. Because it hasn't been asked- I notice that it...
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    Casting and molding problem.

    Okay, hopefully the more astute out there can help me with this problem I seem to be having. I'm using Micromark's blue 10 to 1 silicone mold maker and for some reason when I cast something it looks...
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    If you do- make sure the agitators are 100%...

    If you do- make sure the agitators are 100% non-reactive.(Glass) I had some metal BB's in mine, and that may have contributed.. but again- the regular Vallejos had the same things, and they are fine.
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lB8_kmoSvaU This...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lB8_kmoSvaU
    This guy takes a half hour to go over all the differences. At around 22:00 he sums them all up. This was the first youtube vid I put auto captions on and...
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    Sticky: This is from Cell games' "1999" line. Her name is...

    This is from Cell games' "1999" line. Her name is Dominata, but I can't remember her faction name. It was a really good line of minis, IMHO but went out of business relatively quick for some reason.
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    Actually, it does eventually become horrid. My...

    Actually, it does eventually become horrid. My regular vallejos are still usable 5+ years later, the VGC became gritty, tough messes I can't clean out to just get an empty bottle. Speaking of paint...
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    Aaaaaaaaand: ...

    Aaaaaaaaand:

    http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2013/256/a/b/sculpt5_by_thechrispy1-d6m6ucw.jpg

    Done! Whoo hoo! My first ever scratch built mini!.. Now if I could just get a good pic. I'm...
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    Well, went and saw the trailers... I'm just...

    Well, went and saw the trailers... I'm just wondering how they managed to turn the Dirz character into a Draenei- cause that's what it looks like. It seems from reviews to be good, but I'm still...
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    Yeah, I know pic is a tad blurry but BEHOLD! ...

    Yeah, I know pic is a tad blurry but BEHOLD!

    http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2013/256/d/7/sculpt4_by_thechrispy1-d6m4a5b.jpg

    Jesse Garon Presley in all his vampire slayer glory! I realized a...
  189. I'm using cheap Reeves Watercolor set...

    I'm using cheap Reeves Watercolor set Reeves has cheap paint sets, but the WC is the only one they haven't messed up on. I also use French school gouache because it's cheap and does it's job- but it...
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    Now if he only made a rack that fit my whole...

    Now if he only made a rack that fit my whole collection- and I'm talking the old GW inks, a Reaper screw top and the odd bottle of Tamiya and whatnot.. Sigh... I'll just have to keep the 'ole...
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    Have to write quick, and can't really upload...

    Have to write quick, and can't really upload pics- been raining like crazy and internet gets sporadic at times like these. So far It's great to see everyone chugging along. I had a suggestion for...
  192. For a translucent effect you can try and add your...

    For a translucent effect you can try and add your base pale flesh coat to the blue and pink of your veins/arteries (my Dad worked at in a hospital for years- he was a stickler for this naming stuff)....
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    Okie dokie:...

    Okie dokie:
    http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2013/251/d/7/sculptalong1_by_thechrispy1-d6llcnw.jpg

    I used the method I found at Patrick Keith miniatures while searching on the internets. I had to...
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    It depends which style of Vallejo. The game color...

    It depends which style of Vallejo. The game color range is complete crap IMO and they turn into crunchy messes if they dry out. The regular line is pretty good about drying. It may get gummy, but you...
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    Okay, two things are happening here that's...

    Okay, two things are happening here that's futzing with your OSL: first, you're assuming every surface has the same reflectiveness. What you have is the correct OSL if everything was white, but metal...
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    Right- I know I'm coming in late, but I've got my...

    Right- I know I'm coming in late, but I've got my armature drying right now. I based it off one of the extra reaper advanced sculpting dollies I have- so It'll be about 30mm tall. My idea for a...
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    Pretty much what Maxx said- the blends and colors...

    Pretty much what Maxx said- the blends and colors are good, as well as the free hand. What's off-putting is the eyes. I know- even now after years of painting it's still tough but I've found using...
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    I really wish I had the time and resources to do...

    I really wish I had the time and resources to do more of these large scale resin kits. It seems like you can pack a lot more into them than minis, but of course everyone I show to gets blown away...
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    Looking at that one, I am pretty sure that is a...

    Looking at that one, I am pretty sure that is a CGI model because of all the aliased lines on it you only get with computer lines. If it was real I could expect some on the outside because of taking...
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    Though the site navigation is circa 1995, Cody's...

    Though the site navigation is circa 1995, Cody's Coop has a nice weathering article for mecha. He also does resin anime kits a lot and has many, many good examples and tutorials (though some may be...
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