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    ​Projects all look cool, Dex. I like what you’re...

    ​Projects all look cool, Dex. I like what you’re up to with that diorama.
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    Looking fearsome. Like I said before, the range...

    Looking fearsome. Like I said before, the range of tones you’re getting within the neutral palette is really impressive.
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    Shields are freakin greeeeeeat, brother! So over...

    Shields are freakin greeeeeeat, brother! So over the top. I’m reading some Gotrek & Felix at the moment and these sumbitches look perfect for a woodland ambuscade.
  4. Thread: Arkaan - WIP

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    Have you shown the box art and pretended it’s...

    Have you shown the box art and pretended it’s your own work? Shame on you, Arkaan.

    Great job!
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    Really coming together nicely. All your various...

    Really coming together nicely. All your various ‘blacks’ look great together.
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    I like your lightbox!

    I like your lightbox!
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    Looking mighty fine. The warm/cold contrast is...

    Looking mighty fine. The warm/cold contrast is working nicely.
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    Thank you, Johannes. He’s all finished. I had...

    Thank you, Johannes.

    He’s all finished. I had a great time painting him. Learned a lot and overall feel like I succeeded at what I was trying to do. You might remember that this was an orphan...
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    Thanks, guys, for the kind words and the...

    Thanks, guys, for the kind words and the suggestions. Eli :doh:, I did add a very faint line of stubble around the sides of his scalp. It’s subtle, but I’m really glad I did. Definitely seems to...
  10. Thread: Arkaan - WIP

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    I like that chainsaw boy. Orange looks good...

    I like that chainsaw boy. Orange looks good against the green palette.
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    Damn, Siri, you fickle-hearted trollop!

    Damn, Siri, you fickle-hearted trollop!
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    Liver spots and head highlights added. Plus...

    Liver spots and head highlights added. Plus leather painted. Thanks for the feed back. Eli, I’ going to look at it a little more before I add the stubble on the top of his head. Might do that, too.
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    And there you go: eyebrows. 78627

    And there you go: eyebrows.

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    I’m not sure about your choice of model....

    I’m not sure about your choice of model. Thematically it cuts a little close to the bone!

    I’m sure you’ll knock it out of the park. You excel at capturing the vibe of those classic fantasy...
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    Blooping along with this guy. Though I’m painting...

    Blooping along with this guy. Though I’m painting him more for fun than competition (and the stress that comes with that exacting standard), I’d appreciate feedback from you all. His beard is not...
  16. I agree it looks pretty solid. My advice would be...

    I agree it looks pretty solid. My advice would be to think about where water would pool (against ridges, in corners) and hit that with a bit of your rust.
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    Picked this fellow up as a break from all the...

    Picked this fellow up as a break from all the drawing I’ve been doing. 2-D creativity has fit more easily into my schedule in recent months, but it looks like I’ll have some time for some longer-term...
  18. Thread: Sik’s WIP

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    Wow, bud, I not just being lazy to say that...

    Wow, bud, I not just being lazy to say that everything looks fantastic. I love when narrative pieces marry great storytelling with superior painting & craftsmanship. Your dio, for all the fatigue it...
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    ​Looks like you’re doing justice to that awesome...

    ​Looks like you’re doing justice to that awesome sculpt. Really nice skintones. Can’t wait for more on this one!
  20. Great to see this project come together at last....

    Great to see this project come together at last. I really like the back of her hood and the knife. Congratulations on the way you pushed yourself on this model.
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    Not the time to be painting Nurgle, John... maybe...

    Not the time to be painting Nurgle, John... maybe some Sylvaneth or Deepkin would be a safer choice?
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    Just wanted to check in and say I hope everyone...

    Just wanted to check in and say I hope everyone is healthy and safe. I feel you if your plans, like mine, have been scuttled by corona. Be smart & stay sane out there, my friends.
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    Wonderful job all around! The piece is filled...

    Wonderful job all around! The piece is filled with elf-y mood. I love how you added to the base itself. Nice paintjob on the figure, too. She goes great with those golden leaves.
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    Tons of exciting project coming together here....

    Tons of exciting project coming together here. You’re really challenging yourself in many ways. Birch tree looks awesome! So glad you’re doing that!

    Oh, and I’m glad you’re finding the mushroom...
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    These have the potential to be great. That pale...

    These have the potential to be great. That pale skin against some olive Nurgle armor sounds delicious.
  26. Thread: Graishak WIP

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    He looks like a fungi. I am hilarious.

    He looks like a fungi.


    I am hilarious.
  27. Hey! Congratulations on your good showing in the...

    Hey! Congratulations on your good showing in the competition. Always good to get that feedback, too.
    Eager to see what you cook up with that base. I’d suggest you figure a way to get some variation...
  28. Thread: Graishak WIP

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    fReAkY DeA​kY!!

    fReAkY DeA​kY!!
  29. Thread: Arkaan - WIP

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    Shiny! Polished metal looks good.

    Shiny! Polished metal looks good.
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    ​Is that a coin purse dangling down your leg or...

    ​Is that a coin purse dangling down your leg or are you just happy to see me, sirrah?
  31. Thread: 10 balls WIP

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    Elephant looks ace! I love all those warm greys...

    Elephant looks ace! I love all those warm greys and browns you’re working in there.
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    Clouds, check it out...

    Clouds, check it out. He’s a hobby MacGyver.
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    I've just added to the ToadChapel library a great...

    I've just added to the ToadChapel library a great tutorial by our pal g0rb on the scratchbuilding and weathering of a display platform he created for his models. Everyone likes a glimpse into Chris's...
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    Boom! In addition to the incredible tutorial by...

    Boom! In addition to the incredible tutorial by 10Ball which I posted earlier today, I've also just added to the ToadChapel library a great tutorial by our pal g0rb on the scratchbuilding and...
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    Wow bud, this is just a fantastic job. I know I’m...

    Wow bud, this is just a fantastic job. I know I’m not the only one who’s been inspired by your incredible ability to turn a three rusty screws, a cereal box, and a handful of grapes into a game legal...
  36. Thread: 10 balls WIP

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    Our man 10 was generous enough to produce a...

    Our man 10 was generous enough to produce a tutorial documenting the creation of Shaetann’s incredible and much admired skintones. Head on over to ToadChapel to read the article he wrote. Thanks, Lee!
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    Ok friends, we’ve all been drooling over those...

    Ok friends, we’ve all been drooling over those diabolical skintones on 10Ball’s Shaetann. Well, he’s a terrific guy and agreed to share his black magic formula with all of us. To read a tutorial on...
  38. Thread: Sik’s WIP

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    lots of great tones in them nurglings & their...

    lots of great tones in them nurglings & their daddy, and the necrons have a real eye catching scheme. Smart move with the kill team. Although they don’t look like they helped you shake the - wait for...
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    Thanks, guys. Sik, I would love to put myself in...

    Thanks, guys. Sik, I would love to put myself in that mushroom patch, but I gotta paint the minis that are available! Actually, I thought she was pretty much perfect for the vibe I hoped to achieve....
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    Not sure exactly where you’re headed with it, but...

    Not sure exactly where you’re headed with it, but I like the idea of using polyhedral dice in a little (presumably) rpg-themed scene.
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    I’ve been putting a bit of paint on my mushroom...

    I’ve been putting a bit of paint on my mushroom hunter. Today I gave her a very colorful dress!

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    Great picks, man. Definitely a tough choice,...

    Great picks, man. Definitely a tough choice, given how many excellent units you have, but these are exceptional.
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    You should give her a sculpture to thank her. My...

    You should give her a sculpture to thank her.
    My dad was a dentist and gave me some of his awesome tools when he retired. Definitely some of my favorites. I have these ones that are like tiny little...
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    ​I’ve been watching this one with interest and...

    ​I’ve been watching this one with interest and enjoyment. The colors all really pop, but they also support one another beautifully. Really great job with this piece.
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    She’s a beaut. And don’t worry about the...

    She’s a beaut. And don’t worry about the freehand. You make a mistake, WHOOPS, looks like it’s time for a little more battle damage.
  46. Maybe lean in to the challenge you’re facing with...

    Maybe lean in to the challenge you’re facing with the fiddly ring lines. Often when I’m painting eyes I just paint them without worrying (too much) about spilling over onto the lids, knowing that...
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    Great model that shows off a lot of your...

    Great model that shows off a lot of your signature moves. Love that shimmer!
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    Nice start. I’m jealous you were able to sit in...

    Nice start. I’m jealous you were able to sit in with Sproket. Could you describe the paint consistency you’re aiming for with his stippling technique? Just water & paint or are you adding any kind of...
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    Thanks for all the nice remarks, guys. On the...

    Thanks for all the nice remarks, guys. On the tutorials, stay tuned, as the ToadScribes have several more in the pipeline. Another from 10 and one from BaM, as they’ve both indicated, plus one or two...
  50. Thread: Graishak WIP

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    ​Good looking band of gobbos. Incredible how fast...

    ​Good looking band of gobbos. Incredible how fast you got em painted up!
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    10Ball’s tutorial...

    10Ball’s tutorial on rusty metals is now up on ToadChapel. Don’t miss it!
  52. Thread: 10 balls WIP

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    Hey gang, 10Ball’s tutorial on rusty true...

    Hey gang, 10Ball’s tutorial on rusty true metallics is up on ToadChapel. Check it out here!
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    These will look most badass on the field of...

    These will look most badass on the field of battle. If your opponent has any sense, he will concede before your unholy beastmen can smash his warriors into tiny plastic bits.
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    Heretic! Burn the witch! Great looking and super...

    Heretic! Burn the witch!
    Great looking and super weird little guy. I never knew Hero Quest when I was younger but I love the goofy fantasy look of all these amazing minis. They feel very nostalgic....
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    Mushroom tutorial...

    Mushroom tutorial is up on ToadChapel. Check it out if you want to add a bit of funky fungal detail to your next base.
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    Thanks, guys. The scene’s finished (I think) and...

    Thanks, guys. The scene’s finished (I think) and you can view all the details on ToadChapel. As I said, a mushroom making tutorial is in the works. Gorb, the figure is going to be a hunter... of...
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    No doubt, looks great and I recognize it as a...

    No doubt, looks great and I recognize it as a lovely birch immediately. I can’t wait to see it in place.
    We must be on the same wavelength. I drew a cool looking birch tree just yesterday.
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    Thanks, fellas. Here’s a look at the little scene...

    Thanks, fellas. Here’s a look at the little scene I’m creating. There will be a figure on this one.

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    Nice detailing. Muzzle scorching looks cool. Your...

    Nice detailing. Muzzle scorching looks cool. Your personal manufactorum does leave you with wonderful basing bits, don’t it?!
  60. Thread: Graishak WIP

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    ​Nets are looking good. Can’t wait to see them...

    ​Nets are looking good. Can’t wait to see them painted up.
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    ​Love what you’re doing with that tree, my friend!

    ​Love what you’re doing with that tree, my friend!
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    Back to some peaceful scenic stuff for me. Here’s...

    Back to some peaceful scenic stuff for me. Here’s a log with some turkeytails tucked in there. I’m planning to do a tutorial covering the creation of a few different kinds of mushroom soon.

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  63. Thread: Sik’s WIP

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    The mini, not the child. Child looks like she was...

    The mini, not the child. Child looks like she was cleaned up properly.
  64. Thread: Sik’s WIP

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    ​Brotha, have we got a mold line on the back of...

    ​Brotha, have we got a mold line on the back of the right forearm?
  65. Thread: Sik’s WIP

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    Congratulations on the baby! That’s exciting and...

    Congratulations on the baby! That’s exciting and terrifying and wonderful.

    I like the different parts of the Nurgle boy, though I might consider glazing in some slightly warmer colors into the...
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    ​Fantastic. It really gives the eye lots to rove...

    ​Fantastic. It really gives the eye lots to rove over. You’ve achieved a real sense of depth, which is something minis traditionally lack. Super job.
  67. Thread: Kretcher WIP

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    I haven’t forgotten, buddy!

    I haven’t forgotten, buddy!
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    A few of you seem interested in my now completed...

    A few of you seem interested in my now completed Roman diorama, so head over here for pictures of all the details and some reflections on the creation of my tavern scene.
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    Ok, final figure added. I need to stick in a few...

    Ok, final figure added. I need to stick in a few more scenic details, resist the urge to touch up too much, finish off the base, and call it done. There are now nine figures in the diorama, which...
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    Super cool anyway. Though it may not win one,...

    Super cool anyway. Though it may not win one, that looks like it would be an excellent trophy. Love the creativity on that!
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    Figure count is up to eight. Tight squeeze to...

    Figure count is up to eight. Tight squeeze to give them all plausible positions and (in some cases) vectors, but I’m happy with how this is turning out.

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    I have, of course, been adding...
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    Here you are, another installment of this ever...

    Here you are, another installment of this ever growing project.

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    I’ve added a legionary standing around looking useless as this unfortunate citizen suffers some minor injustice. Actually,...
  73. Yeah, I’m with Chris in the ‘personal win’ camp....

    Yeah, I’m with Chris in the ‘personal win’ camp. This guy is very, very cool and well painted. Power through with the project!
  74. Thread: Sik’s WIP

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    Love it. Colorful but muted. Love those ripples...

    Love it. Colorful but muted. Love those ripples on his right flank.
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    Thanks, fellows. Eki, your old history teacher...

    Thanks, fellows. Eki, your old history teacher would be proud! The guy with the hat (petasos) is identifiable by his clothing (a himation worn over a chiton) and beard as a Greek! The point I’m...
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    What began as an architectural diorama now has 5...

    What began as an architectural diorama now has 5 figures with another on the way. I’m having fun, though.

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    This guy’s saying “hey, dummy, you should head...

    This guy’s saying “hey, dummy, you should head over to ToadChapel and check out some more pics of this amazing diorama!”

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  78. This is my favorite of your pieces so far and I’d...

    This is my favorite of your pieces so far and I’d say your best. Yeah, you may have some areas you know you could improve, but top to bottom it’s an awesome paint job on a model that could easily...
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    Oh wow, your bridges diorama looks fantastic. It...

    Oh wow, your bridges diorama looks fantastic. It looked great before, but it looks much more realistic now and the composition of the elements is more interesting. Really tells a story now.
    Can’t...
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    I’ll be finishing up my little diorama soon. This...

    I’ll be finishing up my little diorama soon. This little urchin is pilfering some plums. The barkeeper (who is already painted) will be out in the street screaming at someone.

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    Ah, the variant myth in which the dragon defeats...

    Ah, the variant myth in which the dragon defeats Saint George and steals his shield!
  82. Thread: Sik’s WIP

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    Merry Christmas, Sik. Hope you were a good boy...

    Merry Christmas, Sik. Hope you were a good boy and got lots of tiny paintables this year.
    Banner looks very nice. Lots of pretty colors and disgusting eyeballs.
    The new trophy is very awesome. Did...
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    After plenty of building I’ve finally got some...

    After plenty of building I’ve finally got some paint on the stone portions of my Roman tavern. The cobblestones are a little sloppy, but then it’s just sort of a demo project. I’ve reached the fun...
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    Nice, yeah, I hear you. I just started my two...

    Nice, yeah, I hear you. I just started my two week break and am looking forward to lots of time with my daughter. We went for a nice hike yesterday and it’s supposed to hit the high forties again...
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    Though I’ve been a fan of Neil Gaiman for over...

    Though I’ve been a fan of Neil Gaiman for over twenty years, I’m just now reading American Gods​ for the first time. That’s a big one, in more ways than one!
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    What’s up, fellows! KB, nice to see you around....

    What’s up, fellows! KB, nice to see you around. Hope everything’s going great with you & your little one.
    Eki, I assume what you’re talking about is just styrofoam with glue on it. I did not carve...
  87. Looking great, bud. This is a fabulous project.

    Looking great, bud. This is a fabulous project.
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    Sorry, busy, blahblahblah. I started a little...

    Sorry, busy, blahblahblah. I started a little diorama of an ancient Roman tavern. Not sure if I’ll include figures or not. All the models I’ve got would be very hard to remove from their molded...
  89. Thread: Graishak WIP

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    ​Looking funky. Cool idea!

    ​Looking funky. Cool idea!
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    ​Great texture. Really looks nice.

    ​Great texture. Really looks nice.
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    Good looking batch of grunts. You’ve got a great...

    Good looking batch of grunts. You’ve got a great balance of uniformity and variation. This is going to be a great piece, I know it. I love narrative mini painting, especially when it isn’t just two...
  92. Thread: Sik’s WIP

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    Quit downplaying your painting on this one! It...

    Quit downplaying your painting on this one! It seems like you’ve learned from it and it looks great. I like the smart use of that purple against the gleaming yellow gold. I’m eager to see what you...
  93. Thread: Kallfa's WIP

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    Great looking troggoth. I love that style. I...

    Great looking troggoth. I love that style.
    I think we can safely say that an army painted to that standard would be completely badass.
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    The changes you’ve made to the diorama are...

    The changes you’ve made to the diorama are improvements. The road really helps a lot. As far as the debris, I think you should add even more, particularly where a bridge strut would be on the far...
  95. Thread: Kallfa's WIP

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    ​Wow, I love how you’re tackling that troll head....

    ​Wow, I love how you’re tackling that troll head. Again, the line work looks amazing. I may try to copy it at some point!
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    It’s looking very dynamic. And don’t fight the...

    It’s looking very dynamic.

    And don’t fight the modeling muse!
  97. Thread: Arkaan - WIP

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    Corpse grinder looks fantastic. Love the blood &...

    Corpse grinder looks fantastic. Love the blood & the red armor, but the skin is my favorite element. Really nice job!
    Have fun with the printer!
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    That post is full of good stuff! I was going to...

    That post is full of good stuff! I was going to reply about your diorama, then I saw you had my little base, too!
    If I can offer one suggestion for the diorama, I’d say you could add to the natural...
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    Thanks guys, I appreciate it. Kallfa, thanks for...

    Thanks guys, I appreciate it. Kallfa, thanks for your very thoughtful and positive words. It means a lot to me to read them. I’m very glad to have you around.
  100. Thread: Kallfa's WIP

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    I like what I’ve seen of your style. I like how...

    I like what I’ve seen of your style. I like how you use definite lines to show volumes & add some texture. Looks a bit like an illustration.
  101. Thread: Sik’s WIP

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    I love the nurgle big boy. I think the nurgle...

    I love the nurgle big boy. I think the nurgle aesthetic will fit your style well.
  102. ​Looking good, and maintaining the true Santa...

    ​Looking good, and maintaining the true Santa green despite your recipe.
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    Cool start to the fur pattern on the lion beast....

    Cool start to the fur pattern on the lion beast. Eager to see that weird thing develop.
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    Been adding to the Frankenstein bust when I get a...

    Been adding to the Frankenstein bust when I get a few minutes. Even though it’s a caricature, I wish I hadn’t made the forehead quite so huge, and I wish I had lengthened the nose. Otherwise I’m...
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    ​Great job on the tech priest. I can almost hear...

    ​Great job on the tech priest. I can almost hear him mumbling some nonsense about the Omnissiah.
  106. Thread: Arkaan - WIP

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    ​Congratulations on the major success at Hussar!

    ​Congratulations on the major success at Hussar!
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    Thanks to everyone who voted on Lovecraft. Unless...

    Thanks to everyone who voted on Lovecraft. Unless you’re the one voting 2s. No thanks to you!

    Here’s a start on another project:

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    I’ll see if you can guess who it will become.
  108. Thread: The Bunker

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    ​I like that!

    ​I like that!
  109. Awesome idea with the snow globe. If it were I,...

    Awesome idea with the snow globe. If it were I, I’d reserve some of the snow that will be falling in the globe to use as the snow on the base. That would unify the look, at least. If it’s too big you...
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    Looking good! I like that flat background you’ve...

    Looking good! I like that flat background you’ve done. Excellent work with the backlighting. To me there’s a bit too much blue in the central tree, but you likely plan to harmonize it with other...
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    Ok, now... with eyebrows! Here’s my finished...

    Ok, now... with eyebrows! Here’s my finished Lovecraft bust if you’d like to vote or comment.

    http://www.coolminiornot.com/443530
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    Thanks for all your kind words, guys. So nice to...

    Thanks for all your kind words, guys. So nice to get that support!

    g0rb, I would say I painted the eyes & lips, then on the lips I glazed back over in the sickly greenish skin tone. I did glaze...
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    Blasted the old devil out in an afternoon. Super...

    Blasted the old devil out in an afternoon. Super fun project.

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    *** Hang tight, I’ve got to fix something!***

    I’ll get a link up for voting tomorrow.
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    Been throwing some paint onto my Lovecraft bust...

    Been throwing some paint onto my Lovecraft bust while the homunculus sleeps.
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    Thanks, friends. 77159 Here is the finished...

    Thanks, friends.

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    Here is the finished sculpture. I decided against giving him any weird mutations or anything, though I might put some tentacles or something on the pedestal. I wanted to...
  116. Thread: Kallfa's WIP

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    Nice looking troll. Wonderful tones & textures...

    Nice looking troll. Wonderful tones & textures and great play of warm & cold colors.
  117. Thread: Graishak WIP

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    Great looking batch of squish’s you’re cooking up!

    Great looking batch of squish’s you’re cooking up!
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    I really like the one in the black bathing suit....

    I really like the one in the black bathing suit. Free from all the usual blood & crud.
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    Thanks, guys. I probably should have listened to...

    Thanks, guys. I probably should have listened to 10Ball. Or, I don’t know, maybe I did! I haven’t worked on the dwarf in a while. If you’ve checked out ToadChapel you know I’ve been drawing...
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    Hey, I don’t know either! Haha! Sorry no...

    Hey, I don’t know either! Haha!

    Sorry no paint. I’ve been drawing monsters, as a few of you may have seen. I’m also trying to conjure an inspiring idea for my Eldritch Elf gift exchange. I’m...
  121. Thread: 10 balls WIP

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    You’re blowing my mind with that demon. There is...

    You’re blowing my mind with that demon. There is so much depth to the fleshtones you’re creating. This is already an incredible piece of painting.
    And I’m glad you’re still knocking out the Hero...
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    Well done, bud. I like that fantasy award. Keep...

    Well done, bud. I like that fantasy award. Keep on truckin at these comps!
  123. Thread: Graishak WIP

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    Coming along nicely. I really like that...

    Coming along nicely. I really like that orange-red you’ve gotten on the boy squig. That’s the boy, right?
  124. Thread: Arkaan - WIP

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    Ambot is looking sharp. Tight color scheme giving...

    Ambot is looking sharp. Tight color scheme giving it a very focused look.
  125. Thread: Sik’s WIP

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    ​Woohoo, that’s awesome. Congratulations, bud....

    ​Woohoo, that’s awesome. Congratulations, bud. You really pushed yourself and took on a huge challenge to realize what you planned, and you absolutely nailed it. Now you’ve got the award to prove it....
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    Thanks for the feedback, guys. And sorry I’ve...

    Thanks for the feedback, guys. And sorry I’ve been AWOL for a while. Bit of a combination of life, work, and mojo. Not mojo generally, just mini painting mojo. Hairster, this is a ZABAART figure, as...
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    Great looking piece so far. You’ve really drawn...

    Great looking piece so far. You’ve really drawn attention to those massive murderous fists!
  128. Looking great, Eki. The colors on that get up are...

    Looking great, Eki. The colors on that get up are looking luscious.
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    What an awesome project. Truly amazing. The one...

    What an awesome project. Truly amazing.
    The one with the dreadnought’s not too bad, either.
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    ​Love that conversion. I admire how you’re...

    ​Love that conversion. I admire how you’re pushing yourself in that direction.
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    I love those little dweeby guys! Looking great,...

    I love those little dweeby guys! Looking great, BaM!
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    ​Very fine painting, Phil!

    ​Very fine painting, Phil!
  133. Thread: 10 balls WIP

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    It looks like he’s growing in a vat. This seems...

    It looks like he’s growing in a vat. This seems very different for you and I like the heck out of it. Outstanding painting!
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    Great job, bud!

    Great job, bud!
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    ​Fantastic result!

    ​Fantastic result!
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    This scene is looking excellent. Wherever you...

    This scene is looking excellent. Wherever you place your minis, you should have a very dramatic diorama.
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    I figured I’d better paint something, and this...

    I figured I’d better paint something, and this fellow was primed & ready to go, so I splashed a little paint on there. I can’t decide whether I like this bust or not, to tell the truth.

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    Great stuff with the foamcutter, and it looks...

    Great stuff with the foamcutter, and it looks like you have a really cool base underway.
  139. Thread: Sik’s WIP

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    Love how big you've gone with this one, Sik. So...

    Love how big you've gone with this one, Sik. So far your ambition & courage with the brush are paying off.
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    ​Looks almost like an illustration. Keep up the...

    ​Looks almost like an illustration. Keep up the bold painting!
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    ​Great work all around, but the sheep still takes...

    ​Great work all around, but the sheep still takes it for me!
  142. Thread: TheLost WIP

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    There will always be another competition you can...

    There will always be another competition you can take it to, and that one will be more satisfying if you bring your best work. I'm eager to see this piece come along.
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    Looking great, BaM-man. Can't wait to see these...

    Looking great, BaM-man. Can't wait to see these guys finished.
  144. ​Great job, bud. You've really done a nice job...

    ​Great job, bud. You've really done a nice job of differentiating all those parts of her outfit.
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    Nice looking demon, bud. His cold blue skin...

    Nice looking demon, bud. His cold blue skin looks perfect with the kind of ice age-y get up he has on.
  146. Thread: Arkaan - WIP

    by SaintToad
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    Very nice job with Belladonna. Though the color...

    Very nice job with Belladonna. Though the color scheme is bright & powerful, it still looks cohesive.
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    I don’t know what you have planned for the pelts,...

    I don’t know what you have planned for the pelts, etc, but the mostly neutral palette looks very catchy.
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    I shall perhaps add more of both, but here are...

    I shall perhaps add more of both, but here are some tiny bolete mushrooms and a few shoots of grass.
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    ​That is one handsome sheep, pal.

    ​That is one handsome sheep, pal.
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    Hi guys, thanks for stopping in. Graishak, they...

    Hi guys, thanks for stopping in.
    Graishak, they come from Green Stuff World, a British company. If you go over to my website I just posted a picture of the exact punches I used. You can get punches...
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    Still plugging away at this base. There are...

    Still plugging away at this base. There are things I’m not happy with if I regard it as a ‘real’ piece, but it’s been a useful test of the ideas I’m working with, and I’ll continue to try out some...
  152. .She’s so fashion forward I think she needs a...

    .She’s so fashion forward I think she needs a more glamorous gun!
  153. Thread: The Bunker

    by SaintToad
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    Really cool, Joce, and totally you! Congrats on...

    Really cool, Joce, and totally you! Congrats on making the list, too, that’s a wonderful recognition of your incredible efforts.
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    Oh damn, I love it. Speaker was a brilliant...

    Oh damn, I love it. Speaker was a brilliant idea, like the rest of the project, but the execution really elevates this piece beyond the merely amusing.
    As always, your use of color grabs my...
  155. Thread: MAXXxxx WIPs

    by SaintToad
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    Hey bud, good to see you. Can you buy the good...

    Hey bud, good to see you. Can you buy the good shades that you like from those you like above, or at least a few of them? If you sampled from all four ranges, perhaps you could identify the brand you...
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    Hi fellas, thanks for stopping by. Glad you’re...

    Hi fellas, thanks for stopping by. Glad you’re enjoying the odd little show I’m running over here!
    So, for all you guys who just can’t get enough WIP shots of dirt painted up to look like dirt......
  157. Looking very nice. I can’t wait to see this one...

    Looking very nice. I can’t wait to see this one all put together.
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    You want that last one? I’ll send it out to you...

    You want that last one? I’ll send it out to you and you can put a mini on there.

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    Here’s another little scene. Figured I might as well do a tree to explain the cool leaves I punch out with...
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    ​I mean what I say and I say what I mean.

    ​I mean what I say and I say what I mean.
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    ​Glorious. Can’t rip off a righteous glam metal...

    ​Glorious. Can’t rip off a righteous glam metal solo without liberal use of the wang bar. Totally rülz, pal.
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    Finished this tiny scene off quickly. I was...

    Finished this tiny scene off quickly. I was mostly interested in trying out an idea for lichen and continuing to work on an effective means to replicate leaf litter on the forest floor. These were...
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    Good job, buddy. Maybe you’ll have a few more of...

    Good job, buddy. Maybe you’ll have a few more of us with you next year!
  163. Thread: Graishak WIP

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    Hey bud, great looking unit. You’ve really been...

    Hey bud, great looking unit. You’ve really been cranking out the pieces lately (something I’ve not been doing!).
    As far as the basing goes, I’ll continue on from what Eki said. I assume the bases...
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    I decided to wrap up the previous scene and move...

    I decided to wrap up the previous scene and move on to the next. These are good little quick projects I can use to practice, experiment, and have fun while still making something that’s pretty cool....
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    Great job with the dread. It’s got tons of...

    Great job with the dread. It’s got tons of personality and vintage kick-assness. It’s hard to imagine a project with more of your fingerprints on it.
    And... you’re making a servitor, obviously.
  166. Thread: Sik’s WIP

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    Nice job with your filthy xenos, pal. The cake...

    Nice job with your filthy xenos, pal.
    The cake topper looks cool, but I can see what you mean about the printing artifacts!
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    Thanks for the feedback, support, and good ideas,...

    Thanks for the feedback, support, and good ideas, gentlemen.
    Lost, good to see you man, I’m eager to watch your latest project develop. Definitely looking cool. I’ve always wanted to try some etched...
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    ​Trippy color/light scheme you have there. He...

    ​Trippy color/light scheme you have there. He looks a little demonic, almost.
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    Love your work. Glad to see you back on the...

    Love your work. Glad to see you back on the forum!
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    ​All the freehand looks terrific, my man.

    ​All the freehand looks terrific, my man.
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    Cool T-Rex. Horn-hat freaks also look nice.

    Cool T-Rex.
    Horn-hat freaks also look nice.
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    Yeah, g0rb, the fern-looking things are the laser...

    Yeah, g0rb, the fern-looking things are the laser cut leaves. I had some actual fake ferns somewhere, but I guess I used them all. They seemed to look a lot better, but still maybe a bit lifeless....
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    Experimentation continues. I’ve tried to add some...

    Experimentation continues. I’ve tried to add some leaf mould. I’m not entirely satisfied with it, but that’s ok. This is a learning piece and I’m going to try some new ideas & techniques out. I’ll...
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    Ready for a mushroom hunt. Obviously this is just...

    Ready for a mushroom hunt. Obviously this is just a start. I’m planning to do a bunch more.
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    I’m waiting for some leaf punches from Green Stuff World so I can experiment with some leaf-based...
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    No doubt those Gitz are hoping to assault my...

    No doubt those Gitz are hoping to assault my peaceful little scene in search of psychedelic mushrumps.
    Here’s a bit of vegetation done. This is sort of an experiment, so some of this may get changed...
  176. I like your funky color scheme. I like what that...

    I like your funky color scheme. I like what that particular shade of green is bringing to the table.
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    Acorns a must, Eki, squirrel or no squirrel. I’ll...

    Acorns a must, Eki, squirrel or no squirrel. I’ll have to find a good way to make them.

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    Production of tiny mushrooms has begun.
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    Most likely nothing, Eki. Maybe a squirrel or...

    Most likely nothing, Eki. Maybe a squirrel or something.
    Here’s a bit of craft paint slopped on with a floppy brush.

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    Here are some cool yellow mushrooms.

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    Those are a preview...
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    It’s been tough to find much time to create...

    It’s been tough to find much time to create anything lately but I’ve got the start of a scene together.

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    It’s now primed and ready for painting & fungal embellishments.
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    ​Looks like a great place to spend many happy...

    ​Looks like a great place to spend many happy hours!
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    Thanks a lot, fellas. I truly appreciate your...

    Thanks a lot, fellas. I truly appreciate your support. It’s such an inspiring experience to see so much fine painting and so many creative ideas, and so exhilarating and fulfilling to see one’s work...
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    Ok, I’ll just say thanks and congratulations in...

    Ok, I’ll just say thanks and congratulations in this thread rather than chasing you guys all around the forum.
    Eki, tough break with judges. I think the fact we all favor the same piece says we’re...
  183. Thread: Kretcher WIP

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    Great project & outstanding basework. The shelves...

    Great project & outstanding basework. The shelves of melting ice are extremely effective. Bravo!
  184. Thread: Sik’s WIP

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    Very nice work. Your attention to detail has...

    Very nice work. Your attention to detail has created a lot of interest.
  185. Thread: Sik’s WIP

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    Looking very nice. I’m rooting for you to get...

    Looking very nice. I’m rooting for you to get this ambitious project done in time for NOVA. So I can see it!
    I think the hair is fine, but the horns are making everything look the same. I’d flip the...
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    Hey bud, welcome to the site. Thanks for sharing...

    Hey bud, welcome to the site. Thanks for sharing your efforts. You’ve definitely got a few good looking minis to show off. As you improve, you’ll be able to look back at these and say ‘why did I...
  187. Thread: Graishak WIP

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    The big ghostmobile thing looks cool. I expect...

    The big ghostmobile thing looks cool. I expect something suitably spooky on that mass of roiling ectoplasm below.
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    Give me the story/idea behind the skyscrapers...

    Give me the story/idea behind the skyscrapers reflected in the boot! ‘General glam-ness’ or something more?

    Also, that sneaky little bit of white you used to frame the zebra stripelets really...
  189. I think the addition of even a single tuft on a...

    I think the addition of even a single tuft on a higher level makes a significant improvement to the overall base. You be the judge on whether further additions would improve upon or detract from what...
  190. It’s pretty bright, Phil! 75317 That’s from my...

    It’s pretty bright, Phil!
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    That’s from my walk this afternoon. Very good Nature around here.
  191. Kind of you to say that, Graishak, and very nice...

    Kind of you to say that, Graishak, and very nice to hear. I’m very much a learner like everyone else, though, and proudly deny any mastery. I hope my bases in five years put my current efforts to...
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    You've all been admiring Andy's virtuoso...

    You've all been admiring Andy's virtuoso treatment of the rust on this model, why not head over to ToadChapel and learn how he did it?

    Thanks, Andy!
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    Head on over to ToadChapel for our latest...

    Head on over to ToadChapel for our latest tutorial, a must-see breakdown of the technique AndyG used to produce the gnarly NMM rust on his wonderful new Black Crow Wraith.
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    Haha, that’s obviously what he’s on about! ...

    Haha, that’s obviously what he’s on about!

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    Mushrumps added.
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    The warm/cold contrast really jumps out at you...

    The warm/cold contrast really jumps out at you due to the extremely limited color scheme. I’d say you hit the mark on that, given what you wanted to pull off. The only thing I’d change about the...
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    I think your solution has improved upon the...

    I think your solution has improved upon the original design. The image I have of him essentially tangled/bound in a web of pipes, cords, chains, wires, etc is great. It will help fill the large space...
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    Thanks, bud. Always love to get your feedback. ...

    Thanks, bud. Always love to get your feedback.

    Here’s more in the way of plants. I painted the moss and added grass & flowers. I’m not sure if this is as far as I’ll go or not. Probably have room...
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    The hands need work. Astounding painting,...

    The hands need work.

    Astounding painting, Bailey. I think you’ve got this whole light placement pretty well down. Is this guy going into a huge pirate orc diorama at some point? Because I seem to...
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    That’s better. Somewhere between the Shire &...

    That’s better. Somewhere between the Shire & Mirkwood, ecologically speaking. More plant life to come.

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  200. Really cool idea with the painter. Stealable even.

    Really cool idea with the painter. Stealable even.
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