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    Never heard of a satin finish. Thanks for the...

    Never heard of a satin finish. Thanks for the heads up! Off to google satin finishes...
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    Yeah, I read about the blood strings, but decided...

    Yeah, I read about the blood strings, but decided against it as I have to transport the game to and from work. I don't think the strings would last. I'll probably bloody up the ground though a bit...
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    Bloody looking effect?

    So I`m painting the Screaming Antelope from KDM and I`m having issues trying to get a decent wet blood look. I`ve tried GW`s Blood/Blood God paint, but it just didn't look right. Just shiny. I...
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    I think I might try the Vallejo range of...

    I think I might try the Vallejo range of metallics. I don't like how GW's range seems to "clump up" when I mix them and becomes a blob on the brush. Or is this common with metallic paints?

    And...
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    Thanks for the kind words KruleBear. I've added...

    Thanks for the kind words KruleBear. I've added the paint to my "List of paints I need to buy".

    Quick question to anyone reading this. How do you go about removing the mini from the base when at...
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    Looking forward to seeing this guy. I've never...

    Looking forward to seeing this guy. I've never done anything complicated like him, and won't for quite a while.

    Reading your posts back a ways, you mentioned that you bought a lightbox. How...
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    Hmm, I think I made things a bit worse. :) ...

    Hmm, I think I made things a bit worse. :) Tried to lighten up the silver I was using that that didn't really work. Just make it look kinda white. Then I tried to fix it by putting more of the...
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    Thanks Coyote. Been super busy and haven't had...

    Thanks Coyote.

    Been super busy and haven't had much of a chance to really work on my mini. It's going to have to wait until the weekend when I have some extra time to provide an update.
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    Why didn't I think about the edge highlights? I...

    Why didn't I think about the edge highlights? I think it's because I'm already using straight silver and using that as highlights won't show. Never thought of trying to lighten it up. So I'll try...
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    Been working on Malleus for a while now. Here's...

    Been working on Malleus for a while now. Here's where I've gotten to.

    I just recently just added the lighting effect, as I thought without it, it looked rather bland. His armor just didn't...
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    I applied a thinned down Agrax EarthShade wash...

    I applied a thinned down Agrax EarthShade wash onto her and tried to highlight with some white to give the armor some contrast. Not to sure if it really worked or not. Looks ok as a game model,...
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    Hmm, my original post seems to have gone poof. ...

    Hmm, my original post seems to have gone poof. Anyways, didn't get to do as much to Sarah as i had hoped this weekend. Even this two days off!

    I'm not happy with my armor. It's too white, so...
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    Thanks for the kind comments CoyoteBreaks and...

    Thanks for the kind comments CoyoteBreaks and Hairster.

    Yeah, I was actually pretty happy with the Justicar. One thing that I wished turned out better was my transition of the red to black on...
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    Finished up the Justicar by basing him. Didn't...

    Finished up the Justicar by basing him. Didn't get much of a chance to do anything else with him, as I had to have him ready for last Friday's game. So we finished up the final mission in Arcadia...
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    Thanks Foxtail. Just working on the base tonight...

    Thanks Foxtail. Just working on the base tonight a bit while the gf paints her nails. Hopefully get more I'll get to finish it off tomorrow night.
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    Did some more painting this morning. Almost...

    Did some more painting this morning. Almost done. I think the wings need a bit more attention and maybe my yellow highlights are a bit too extreme.

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    Still haven't chosen my next mini to paint, but I...

    Still haven't chosen my next mini to paint, but I do have a project that suddenly came up.

    We played some Arcadia Quest last night and I ended up defeating one of the fallen angels (Justicar) and...
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    Thanks for the kinda words all. Put the...

    Thanks for the kinda words all.

    Put the finishing touches on him this morning and based him. I think I'm pretty much finished unless anyone has any comments or ideas?

    He was pretty fun with...
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    Thanks for the kind words Oistene. I didn't get...

    Thanks for the kind words Oistene. I didn't get a change to paint last night as we had to go out for my mother-in-laws birthday and by the time we came back it was quite late. Probably get this guy...
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    Yeah, there's a lot of minis' in this one and...

    Yeah, there's a lot of minis' in this one and they are pretty varied so lots of neat things to try painting. I haven't even taken the shrink wrap off the main game yet as I won't be in a position to...
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    Had a few more days to work on him. I've...

    Had a few more days to work on him. I've highlighted the rest of the model and I think I just need to add some detail now and then figure out a base.

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    Been a while. I've painted a few more mini's in...

    Been a while. I've painted a few more mini's in my time away, but nothing really WIP worthy. Recently I set the goal of painting at least half an hour every night (or almost every night) time...
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    Thanks guys! Yeah, I personally think I lucked...

    Thanks guys! Yeah, I personally think I lucked out on that faun's face. I don't know. I most likely couldn't reproduce it. But I knew when it was done, it was pretty good. :)

    Wanted to ask a...
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    Just read this thread now and wow! For someone...

    Just read this thread now and wow! For someone who's new to painting, I think your stuff is amazing. I've been painting for quite a while, and I know I'm not at your level. The bases especially...
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    Almost done my set of three guilds for Arcadia...

    Almost done my set of three guilds for Arcadia Quest. Just need to finish the third min for the third guild and I'm done. After this I think I'll take a break from Arcadia Quest ( might paint the...
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    Quite a bit of time has gone by. Took a bit of...

    Quite a bit of time has gone by. Took a bit of time off and also went on vacation for a few weeks.

    I've gotten quite a bit done this last week.

    First of all, I finished up Magu.

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    I tried to fix up the OSL on that one Demon. ...

    I tried to fix up the OSL on that one Demon. Think it turned out not to bad. In addition to adding more highlighting to the arm, I also added a bunch of red glazes to the face to tone down the...
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    Thanks guys. Yeah, I saw that the lighting was...

    Thanks guys. Yeah, I saw that the lighting was too bright on the face, and when I tried to brighten up the arms, it was already getting really bright. The pictures dulled this effect somewhat. ...
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    Took a bit of a break painting, plus had a...

    Took a bit of a break painting, plus had a prettty nasty fly for a week. This morning I finally finished up my pitcher Demons. This was my first attempt at OSL and it turned out ok. I made the...
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    @Maenas: I did the yellow a bit and much better. ...

    @Maenas: I did the yellow a bit and much better. I have them done, but havn't taken a picture since my last ones. I'll get one up as soon as I get the chance.

    @ Guawol : Thanks! The cerebus...
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    Yup, some highlights were called for I think. ...

    Yup, some highlights were called for I think. Spent the night doing just that and I think it really upped the look of the doggies.

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    I think it might need just a bit...
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    Thanks Krulebear. Yeah, I'll be using glazing...

    Thanks Krulebear. Yeah, I'll be using glazing quite a bit more, and advancing once I get a hang of that. Still thinning it out too much I think. Should only get better from this point one would...
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    Wow, the death squad looks awesome! I've never...

    Wow, the death squad looks awesome! I've never seen that color scheme before. Nice job.
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    Really nice! I really like the softness of the...

    Really nice! I really like the softness of the sash and the power sword is cool too. And like the others said, I think some extra highlights on the power armor would really give it some punch. ...
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    Yeah, the orcs look really good! I really liked...

    Yeah, the orcs look really good! I really liked the eye patch idea!

    I should take a note from your example and do all of my guys a bit different from each other. Thing is I'm trying to get at...
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    Thanks Guawol. Yeah, you can only learn by...

    Thanks Guawol. Yeah, you can only learn by trying until you find something that works.

    So I wasn't crazy when I read something about that chalkiness. And your explanation, Maenas makes perfect...
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    Finished up all the Harpies and Demoness's. So...

    Finished up all the Harpies and Demoness's. So my first attempt glazing didn't go so well. Here are some things that I eventually realized I was doing wrong.

    1) I would put down a blob of paint...
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    Thanks for all the replies. :) Maenas :...

    Thanks for all the replies. :)

    Maenas : Played my first game of Arcadia Quest last Friday and even won! It's always nice to win when it's the first game of something you own. Heh. Anyways, I...
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    Yeah, I figured thinning down my paints was the...

    Yeah, I figured thinning down my paints was the route I'd have to take. Never really done anything with a glaze before. I'll check some tutorials and show my results next week. Thanks!
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    This week I tried to paint the skin of the first...

    This week I tried to paint the skin of the first 3 of the 6 harpies that I'm painting. Turned out ok, but I'm still not happy with my attempt. Not enough contrast I'm thinking. Just having a hard...
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    Another week goes by and I've done a bunch of...

    Another week goes by and I've done a bunch of painting this time. I've been working on the first batch of Arcadia Quest figures in an attempt to get the base monsters painted so I can get this game...
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    Long busy week with little time to paint. Did...

    Long busy week with little time to paint. Did get some time in on Sunday though to mostly finish up the ladies.

    At first i was trying to really get the flesh tones right on the arms, but after...
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    Thanks guys. Yeah, being a bit hard on myself. :)...

    Thanks guys. Yeah, being a bit hard on myself. :) The Golem isn't to bad... If you look at him from a few feet away. :) Hah.

    So I spent some time with the thralls today. Here's what happened.

    I...
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    Thanks for the reference image. That's actually...

    Thanks for the reference image. That's actually a good idea. I'll see if I can incorporate it into my painting. I'm just not very advanced yet and scared that I'll just make a mess like with the...
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    Yeah, the golem was a learning experience. :) ...

    Yeah, the golem was a learning experience. :) Just another stepping stone on my road to get better.

    Thanks for the suggestion about the Still Water. I actually have that on my shelf! :) I...
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    Started my next set of mini's. These Thralls are...

    Started my next set of mini's. These Thralls are from the Mansions of Madness 2 expansion "Beyond the Threshold". Finished up the base coat tonight.

    I really want to make the arms have a wet...
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    I think the Flesh Golem is finished. He was a...

    I think the Flesh Golem is finished. He was a tough one. Just when I think he looks alright, I take a photo and it looks awful. Maybe I'm using too much light or something? Because I swear he...
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    Small update tonight. Did some...

    Small update tonight. Did some shading/highlighting and pretty much have the Santorini figures finished. Probably just clean them up a bit and then I can play the game.

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    KruleBear : Yeah, I know what you mean about the...

    KruleBear : Yeah, I know what you mean about the stitching and mold lines. But then I'm usually always finding mold lines that I missed. And I mean all the time. I think I'm too impatient with...
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    Flesh Golem resurrected!

    Alright, So I tried blending in the highlights a bit better, but made an absolute mess of it. At this point I figured this guy was toast, but figured I'd leave it for the night and come back in the...
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    Another Painter : Thanks! I'll see what I can...

    Another Painter : Thanks! I'll see what I can do to tighten up my highlights. I'll put another one or two more graduations in there.

    Supervike : Thank you. I wasn't sure about the eyes, but...
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    Got to spend an hour with the golem tonight, so...

    Got to spend an hour with the golem tonight, so didn't get too much done. Highlighted the stitches and tried to give the eyes a reddish glow. I also started on the base and did a quick cutting of...
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    Schnooble's Board Game Painting Projects

    This will be the beginning of my board game (mostly) miniature paint blog/wip.

    Its purpose is to log my painting history and also enhance my current skills with the suggestions (hopefully) of...
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    haha. Yeah, that works too!

    haha. Yeah, that works too!
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    Yeah, I'm thinking your right. I was using both...

    Yeah, I'm thinking your right. I was using both my camera and phone for pics. That explains why it sometimes works and other times it didn't. Just using the phone now and I think it's all good. ...
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    Thanks for taking a look at it Supervike. Really...

    Thanks for taking a look at it Supervike. Really appreciate it.

    I'll end up deleting it, however, on my computer it's rotated correctly. In fact out of the 3 images I uploaded, two of them were...
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    Rotate upload images?

    Hi all. Newbie here.

    I did a search, but wasn't able to find any answers to my question in the forums so here I am asking a dumb question...

    Is there a way to rotate images that you've...
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