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    if you're anything like me, Anders, you look at...

    if you're anything like me, Anders, you look at his sculpts for hours but never get round to painting them!:silly:
  2. looking good....I'd actually be tempted to paint...

    looking good....I'd actually be tempted to paint the spear wood a lighter colour, and then paint the worn area a darker colour, where the natural oils from her hands have discoloured it......
  3. Looking really nice Anders!!! Something "quick"...

    Looking really nice Anders!!! Something "quick" to ease yourself back into it?

    Maybe I'll follow your example and join you in a new WIP...... (because I am painting......)
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    Nice Photos Mike. Good to see you and to meet...

    Nice Photos Mike.

    Good to see you and to meet Fran.....


    Anders! Posting on CMON! Hurrah!
  5. my gallery now shows anyone with Orb in their...

    my gallery now shows anyone with Orb in their name.....Orb, Orbicularis, Orbiwes - so the search string seems a bit off.....
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    well yes - the photos are shockingly awful - but...

    well yes - the photos are shockingly awful - but at least the online element wasn't 100% of the result - hopefully the judging in the flesh helped make sure the decent pieces placed
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    Well this is the place to say it - the photos are...

    Well this is the place to say it - the photos are awful - I've taken better photos at events with amateur kit - I assume someone actually tested how this would look before the event?

    I refused to...
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    this was taken with a £200 (ish) Canon camera...

    this was taken with a £200 (ish) Canon camera with the macro mode - no need to manual focus

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v108/Robh_68/edit_sample.jpg
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    not bad at all....be curious to see the unedited...

    not bad at all....be curious to see the unedited full size original image

    and would like to see what you can do using your D40, as a comparison
  10. looking at your gallery, you should be able to...

    looking at your gallery, you should be able to improve the mini pics......although they are fairly decent for a £100 camera.

    Lighting is important, but you can get very good results with £30...
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    interesting point......I'll have to test that...

    interesting point......I'll have to test that myself! Mind you, can't go to F45

    5D Mk2? Nice.......I got one last year! My 17-40mm lense is truly wideangle now
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    that may well be because the user of the DSLR...

    that may well be because the user of the DSLR isn't too clued up on their new toy!

    I use a Canon DSLR, and found that the "kit" lense is ok but invested in the cheaper 50mm F2.5 Compact Macro...
  13. Article: Ravage Special 2: La Scene Internationale

    You can view the page at http://www.coolminiornot.com/articles/content.php?2433-ravage-special-2-la-scene-internationale
  14. Article: GAONASH le Mercenaire; New from Durendel

    You can view the page at http://www.coolminiornot.com/articles/content.php?2506-gaonash-le-mercenaire-new-from-durendel
  15. Article: Andrea Press Monographs: HOW TO PAINT FANTASY FIGURES

    You can view the page at http://www.coolminiornot.com/articles/content.php?2440-andrea-press-monographs-how-to-paint-fantasy-figures
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    Article: Andrea Warlord Saga

    You can view the page at http://www.coolminiornot.com/articles/content.php?2550-andrea-warlord-saga
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    Sven.....where are you hearing that? I've seen a...

    Sven.....where are you hearing that? I've seen a couple of mutterings but overall it seems very positive indeed
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    My usual moaning of the Demon issues aside, there...

    My usual moaning of the Demon issues aside, there surely has to be some Health and Safety regulations regarding putting SOOOOOO many sweaty kids in a confined space....

    good luck all!
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    Hi Einion! Guess what....I did! WarGriffon,...

    Hi Einion!

    Guess what....I did!

    WarGriffon, Freakinacage, Avicenna, Toosh, Ritual, Prawnpower, Squiggy, Ben Komets to name a few.......
    1000+ entries

    Chris did have a little booklet with...
  20. Thread: My latest mini

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    Hi Rosalind!!! Well done!!! :)

    Hi Rosalind!!!

    Well done!!! :)
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    Sticky: Fron now on, I will be mostly using my brand new...

    Fron now on, I will be mostly using my brand new Canon 5D Mk2

    full frame here I come!
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    oh now thats not true! you'll find both used.......

    oh now thats not true! you'll find both used....

    Einions completely right (as always....!!*%@@!) but if you're shopping then manufacturers use 75mm. But that's stupid.....
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    I can end my days happy now that I've finally got...

    I can end my days happy now that I've finally got a miniature into print :)
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    excellent news, Celine, and smart...

    excellent news, Celine, and smart thinking!.....save a copy for me.....!!!!
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    Mr Muscle Oven cleaner works a treat. Tried it -...

    Mr Muscle Oven cleaner works a treat. Tried it - metal looked like new afterwards

    Spray and leave - use old toothbrush to scrub - rinse
  26. Thread: Another Capricorn

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    Hip Hip! Cheers folks......I'm at work...

    Hip Hip!




    Cheers folks......I'm at work right now, and just got a phone call my my 12 year old who is off school due to the weather......"Dad...what sort of glue to stick the sand to the...
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    Well, it's nearly 3 1/2 years after they were...

    Well, it's nearly 3 1/2 years after they were done.

    To my knowledge they still haven't been sold and the Vostroyan bubble will have well and truly burst by now

    I think with respect to those...
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    Hi Sickboy! I know my historical modelling...

    Hi Sickboy!

    I know my historical modelling friends from England have always said very very good things about this show...it is considered one of the best ones in Europe, and at a wonderful venue...
  29. Like this loads.... Nice way to make a...

    Like this loads....

    Nice way to make a different colour scheme without altering the figure too much.....
    clever way to incorporate the plastic base from the figure.....
    Great effect with the...
  30. Thread: Dark elves tower

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    Well it's an incredible model.....congrats on the...

    Well it's an incredible model.....congrats on the SS win....it looks like it was deserved!

    I love the amount of detail you've included, and every angle of viewing holds interest.....and the...
  31. Thread: looking for advice

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    well I don't think I can comment right now, other...

    well I don't think I can comment right now, other than "lucky you" for living in the same city as Ritual! Getting first hand feedback from him will be a massive plus - and he is very effective at it...
  32. Thread: Registered snipers

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    much? It's your first post!!! (WELCOME, BTW!!!!)...

    much? It's your first post!!! (WELCOME, BTW!!!!)




    lets make a judgement after the pieces have got to 50+ votes

    it's simply too early and I think Avelorn summed it up well
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    Sticky: Just thought I'd bump this thread and maybe see...

    Just thought I'd bump this thread and maybe see if it could be "stickied" in this super new forum

    :question:
  34. Thread: Custom titles....

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    it's all so simple now..... :cat:

    it's all so simple now.....

    :cat:
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    I think that's something that has been switched...

    I think that's something that has been switched off by the mods (or not yet switched on)....
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    yeah, I've dropped a few posts.....I changed my...

    yeah, I've dropped a few posts.....I changed my name early on though

    but I'm now a "brushlicker"?????
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    my latest hit 50 in two weeks!!!! maybe need...

    my latest hit 50 in two weeks!!!!

    maybe need to publicise it more.....and then post more links in other forums

    and then some more lol
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    Hi Einion! The figures are a softer plastic...

    Hi Einion!

    The figures are a softer plastic compared to the walkers and vehicles.....

    I tried a similar thing to Cedric and found the plastic soften on the figure, so stopped; the paint is so...
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    this is the obvious one: ...

    this is the obvious one:

    http://www.andrea-miniatures.com/images/andrea/SG/detallegran/SG-F105-01.jpg

    Hilary, 1953. The Conquest of Everest from Andrea miniatures - 54mm IIRC
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    It was interesting talking to Chris clayton at...

    It was interesting talking to Chris clayton at the last couple of Euromilitaires......(Giganticdark) .......he says he bakes loads of times and the SSF can change colour
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    Hi Steve so how are you finding the polymer...

    Hi Steve

    so how are you finding the polymer clay? is it Super Sculpey firm?

    Is he scupted in multiple bakes?

    did you find you needed to alter your technique much?


    Oodles of character...
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    nice ..... jealous I is so is that your first...

    nice ..... jealous I is

    so is that your first full frame DSLR? was waiting to see what the 5D MK2 might be like, but with the 7D released, I\'m waiting to see if they put that technology in a FF
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    I guess we can conclude the ear could be...

    I guess we can conclude the ear could be interpreted as a damaged ear.....but in reality it\'s poor sculpting....!!!! Thinking about it it might have worked better if I had given him a few scars.......
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    Congrats Ben...... excellent piece indeed!...

    Congrats Ben......

    excellent piece indeed! Kinda realised how much you wanted this from Barcelona, and you certainly deserve it!

    :D
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    cheers folks.... ears.....ugghhhh next time...

    cheers folks....

    ears.....ugghhhh next time it\'ll be a figure without ears! Or I\'ll find a smarter way of doing them.......

    Scott....he got a commended in the scratcgbuilt/converted...
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    Volczek; A scratchbuilt bust

    Hi All

    This is a sculpt that was originally inspired by a head sculpt SBS by the late and great Roy Hunt on another forum...and my version eventually ended up as this. I did finish the sculpt over...
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    BEST OF LUCK TO YOU ALL! and I mean that most...

    BEST OF LUCK TO YOU ALL!

    and I mean that most sincerely!!:D

    have a great day
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    Having been lucky enough to look at these close...

    Having been lucky enough to look at these close up in the flesh, it\'s kind of wierd seeing them enlarged so much - the Hasslefree girl is 70mm on my screen (so that\'s about 2.5 times...
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    Excellent link! cheers for sharing

    Excellent link!

    cheers for sharing
  50. Thread: Euromilitaire 2009

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    So that was you!!! By the entrance to the...

    So that was you!!! By the entrance to the competition room? You\'ve got to learn to be more pushy!!! :D but hell, it\'s daunting at these things; Took me many years to just go up and introduce myself...
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    no...Euromilitaire

    no...Euromilitaire
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    I\'m about to go to the airport to collect a very...

    I\'m about to go to the airport to collect a very tall Swedish painter.....hope the seat goes back far enough in my car......
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    Hey Matt I\'ve done the Interail thing twice...

    Hey Matt

    I\'ve done the Interail thing twice (a LONG time ago).

    1 trip was down through France into Spain - hit Madrid and there\'s a train journey to Toledo (sword city - narrow streets,...
  54. Thread: Euromilitaire 2009

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    Yes....I\'ve ordered two and they said they would...

    Yes....I\'ve ordered two and they said they would send them closer to the event........
  55. Thread: Euromilitaire 2009

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    Yes we are!!! and we\'re in the Clifton I...

    Yes we are!!!

    and we\'re in the Clifton

    I booked it by mistake.....!!!

    The Southcliff has the AFV guys and a bar that apparently stays open until 4 or 5 o\'clock in the morning. The Clifton...
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    well that picture I posted is mine; I have...

    well that picture I posted is mine; I have various scaled originals of this - pm me
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    Einion\'s right of course but did it look like...

    Einion\'s right of course

    but did it look like this?

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v108/Robh_68/armature1.jpg
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    Nice one! I was looking for statistics because...

    Nice one! I was looking for statistics because it\'s a common news item but then read to the bottom of the thread. It\'s unfortunate but a fact - it isn\'t innaccurate at all. Any European who has...
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    Careful though Trevor. That\'s the...

    Careful though Trevor. That\'s the Norfolk/Suffolk border you have to crosds there......almost a different language!
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    As I said, WD said they are made in Lowestoft in...

    As I said, WD said they are made in Lowestoft in the UK, where W&N have their long established brush factory. There are no other brush factories to my knowledge in Lowestoft.
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    just to put the cat amongst the pigeons...... ...

    just to put the cat amongst the pigeons......

    I was shown the White Dwarf with the brush info in, and it said that the new range of brushes were made in a factory in Lowestoft. And being a...
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    He He He first time I saw that method was in...

    He He He

    first time I saw that method was in Military Modelling in about 1981.....\"Stan Catchpole\'s Modelling Workshop\" - genius articles they were. He was really Bryan Fosten IIRC - sure...
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    I\'m guessing, because of your gallerty, that...

    I\'m guessing, because of your gallerty, that this is because you\'ve entered the CMON competition.

    Knowing how tense I got during the last one, it reminded me that an online competition where the...
  64. lol. :D......I was refering to Golden Demon...

    lol. :D......I was refering to Golden Demon competition though......arcane to say the least.....
  65. He He Shame GamesWorkshop couldn\'t \"move...

    He He

    Shame GamesWorkshop couldn\'t \"move with the times\".........
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    A punch and die set is invaluable for this sort...

    A punch and die set is invaluable for this sort of thing.....

    http://www.historexagents.com/shop/hxproductdetail.php?ProductCode=PUNCH2

    Historex only seem to have the hexagonal type, but they...
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    there\'s no justice like angry mob justice ...

    there\'s no justice like angry mob justice

    http://images.dailyradar.com/media/uploads/stock/story_large/2009/03/19/angry_mob_simpsons.jpg
  68. Thread: World Expo 2011

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    As to what category to enter, there may be some...

    As to what category to enter, there may be some advice on the day, but maybe there wont! In the 2005 expo in Boston, a friend entered into the intermediate class and was encouraged to move his stuff...
  69. Thread: Perry Miniatures

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    A similar question came up on another forum...

    A similar question came up on another forum regarding using them for Imperial guard....

    I have one sprue of the Napoleonic Bristish Infantry set and they are smaller than the GW humans - they are...
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    take it easy Adie......build up your strength and...

    take it easy Adie......build up your strength and hopefully your infectious enthusiasm for this hobby will come with that.

    Hope you\'re feeling better soon.

    best of luck with the auctions
  71. Thread: World Expo 2011

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    me! me! me! I\'ll be going...... need to work...

    me! me! me! I\'ll be going......

    need to work out a few things though, as it\'s in the school holidays this time....and my son will be 13 by then (eek!!!!)

    maybe he\'ll be competing as a...
  72. Thread: Member Pictures

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    looks a lot like a man who learning to survive on...

    looks a lot like a man who learning to survive on reduced sleep!

    nice one!
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    I see the spurious votes have now been removed,...

    I see the spurious votes have now been removed, and he\'s gone back down to.....

    4.0!
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    my mistake! I\'ve spotted it now....down to...

    my mistake!

    I\'ve spotted it now....down to 9.7

    to find it, browse the gallery and only show scores between 9 and 10........

    see if you can spot it!!!!
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    it\'s been removed.........! so this thread has...

    it\'s been removed.........! so this thread has been hit by the global recession....
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    Nothing to see here move along

    Nothing to see here

    move along
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    That\'s impressive for 35 years painting...... ...

    That\'s impressive for 35 years painting......

    well I think there\'s a bit of fun and possibly even irony going on too.....I notice Trov has commented with a 10. It\'s so rubbish it\'s good!
    ...
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    Are they the Judge Dredd Megazines? Or proper...

    Are they the Judge Dredd Megazines? Or proper 2000ADs

    It\'s been a while since I checked prices but any with Brian Bolland drawing Dredd used to bump up the price from those around them
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    I use distilled water to thin my Vallejos for...

    I use distilled water to thin my Vallejos for regular painting

    Round this way, the water is, as they say, hard
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    I\'ve used the Tamiya Acrylic thinner for...

    I\'ve used the Tamiya Acrylic thinner for thinning GW paints for putting through my airbrush.......no problems
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    well whatever your views on the apprentice tv...

    well whatever your views on the apprentice tv series, that\'s a genius bit of editing.....laugh out loud in places

    cheers
  82. Thread: Euromilitaire 2009

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    OK then......let\'s make it clear like on other...

    OK then......let\'s make it clear like on other forums:

    Definates:
    Ritual
    Orb
    Vincenti


    Maybe:
    Joek
  83. Thread: Euromilitaire 2009

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    thinking about it..........;)

    thinking about it..........;)
  84. Thread: T4??

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    what to do? I\'m very much with Ritual on...

    what to do?

    I\'m very much with Ritual on this.......T1 is a classic....T2 was an effects event....great action sequences.....never seen the whole of T3.

    What\'s interesting is (UK...
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    Yes.....where\'s the pics! found this HUGE one...

    Yes.....where\'s the pics!

    found this HUGE one on the ST forums
    http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/8007/cimg0916.jpg
  86. Thread: Member Pictures

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    well it\'s rare to actually find a pic, me being...

    well it\'s rare to actually find a pic, me being the one with the camera.......but at my brother\'s wedding last weekend, I let my son use my camera.......brave to let an 11 year old run around with...
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    Hi there....having heard that my name was checked...

    Hi there....having heard that my name was checked elsewhere, investigation led me to this thread.......so I thought I\'d post a link to Calvin Tan\'s blog;
    http://www.zyclyon.blogspot.com/
    Calvin...
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    I really like your version.....it\'s tough to see...

    I really like your version.....it\'s tough to see the NMM metals on the pics, but I think you\'ve done a great job on the darker skintone; I\'d thought about it but chickened out in the end - I think...
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    Scott - I\'m flattered that you think I may be...

    Scott - I\'m flattered that you think I may be part of \"the really big guns\" but that\'s hardly me! My entering is pretty much having a deadline to work to....it\'s been so long since i painted...
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    another CMON Contest 14! - Akkazu

    Hi everyone!

    It\'s been over a year since I submitted a mini to the site, and even longer since I painted something, so here is my entry to Mays CMON comp. I thought it would be a \"quick\"...
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    Hi First off, you should use the lowest ISO...

    Hi

    First off, you should use the lowest ISO setting possible, so for your camera that would be 100 or 80. You should of course make sure you have a well illuminated model to use these.
    ...
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    Hi Neil! I looked at the thread cos of the...

    Hi Neil!

    I looked at the thread cos of the crazy title, then looked at the link and recognised the piece you showed me in the store

    Neil\'s from the UK....he\'s THE GW store person here in...
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    Hey Hey Hey! Cheers all....lazy day off for me...

    Hey Hey Hey!

    Cheers all....lazy day off for me with a pub lunch.......

    And Rev.....I\'m getting so old I think I\'ll take my music to a car boot sale.......:D see if I can find some Val Doonican
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    Quality time to have a birthday, Mike! Many...

    Quality time to have a birthday, Mike!

    Many Happy returns

    :bouncy:
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    that\'s so........:D

    that\'s so........:D
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    Awesome stuff Chris! I\'d have thought anyone...

    Awesome stuff Chris!

    I\'d have thought anyone would be mad to tackle something like this..........

    but methinks you\'re pulling it off quite well so far ;)
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    Hi Ben.... congrats on the demon for...

    Hi Ben....


    congrats on the demon for this...looks superb!

    If I remember correctly you\'ve a Canon 20D like me.......?


    are you shooting in full manual mode?
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    Been hanging on to my wonderful 20D for a good...

    Been hanging on to my wonderful 20D for a good few years now......take my mini pics on manual settings in RAW format and do all the colour balancing from there.

    and I too, will probably get a 5D...
  99. Thread: Spanish GD 2009

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    if this many Brits go over....we\'re likely to...

    if this many Brits go over....we\'re likely to double the number of entries!
  100. Thread: Spanish GD 2009

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    Spain again!!! We\'ll have to hunt out some...

    Spain again!!!

    We\'ll have to hunt out some cider for you conrad!

    I\'m planning on going IF there is going to be one!
  101. Thread: Capital punishment

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    I suspect that the lack of a fair trial, poor...

    I suspect that the lack of a fair trial, poor access to lawyers , no presumption of innocence, possibility of confessions extracted under torture may well keep the population in China in a state of...
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    PM\'d you already

    PM\'d you already
  103. Thread: euro 08

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    I had been promising myself that I wouldn\'t go...

    I had been promising myself that I wouldn\'t go to GD cos it would only annoy me.......saved my cash for Euro (more to buy.....hotel needed etc)

    but then get that hobble feeling of envy when I see...
  104. Thread: euro 08

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    I am!

    I am!
  105. but generally speaking, the GD with the fewest...

    but generally speaking, the GD with the fewest entries must be the easiest....sure, you have to be good out of those that enter, but statistically, you stand more of a chance.

    I imagine the most...
  106. Is this the right room for an argument? I...

    Is this the right room for an argument?

    I don\'t think it\'s truly possible to compare different events with different rules and different judges. The only thing in common is there\'s a lovely...
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    well this does look interesting; and I love the...

    well this does look interesting; and I love the artwork as well. I love guard conversions and this looks inspired.

    nothing specific to add at this stage, but looking forward to yours:

    you may...
  108. Thread: UK GD 2008

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    Yup! Sure am.....

    Yup! Sure am.....
  109. Faust - Fantasy Best of Show - World Expo Girona 2008

    Insane scratchbuilding.....

    http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h122/katselos/Faust/DSC00091.jpg

    http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h122/katselos/Faust/DSC00151.jpg

    more pics here:
    Kostas\'s...
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    I can see what you\'re saying Martin, but what...

    I can see what you\'re saying Martin, but what difference does it make? Does it hurt anyone? Was anyone denied a prize by Roy having his Japanese girl there? No. So really it is no big deal.

    There...
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    Ahhhh...I see

    Ahhhh...I see
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    Hang on......would these not have been handed out...

    Hang on......would these not have been handed out at the award ceremony?
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    more pictures; Expo ...

    more pictures;
    Expo

    there\'s an English translation on the main page

    If there was a ban on entering and winning more than one competition, then I think we would see the death of very many...
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    Glad you like it......seems a few others have...

    Glad you like it......seems a few others have since got it too - the stuff is even more outstanding when seen in the flesh (aren\'t most painted pieces?) - try to get to Euro as I expect he\'ll be...
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    Jeff apparently there were three bids for the...

    Jeff

    apparently there were three bids for the next one;

    Sicily
    Italy
    Switzerland (Montreux)

    not sure who won (my money on Montreux as they have the concert facilities in place)
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    oh...the awards ceremony was excellent..... It...

    oh...the awards ceremony was excellent.....
    It was broken up by little comedy acts and music, and didn\'t go on too long.
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    I would say the Historical section was larger...

    I would say the Historical section was larger than the Fantasy overall.

    the thing was so organised (Barcoded stickers on each entry) I expect some statistics to come out from the official site at...
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    Yeah...i noticed several Slayer Sword winners get...

    Yeah...i noticed several Slayer Sword winners get silvers in the Fantasy Open....the standard in the Open was SO high

    Was it worth it???? errrr just a bit!!!!!:D

    and you are so right about...
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    Hey Sanjay! It\'s only just finished and most of...

    Hey Sanjay! It\'s only just finished and most of the guys from here are still in Girona.....

    Just one thing though......ALL entries were photographed by the organisers at submission to the...
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    Just back in old Blighty..... Is that you Joe?...

    Just back in old Blighty.....

    Is that you Joe? :D

    Seems I am indeed the Expo Media Whore. I (and Seb and a few others) ended up in a local newspaper and I made it onto local TV too! So it...
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    Yeah....it should be mentioned that Avelorn\'s...

    Yeah....it should be mentioned that Avelorn\'s misfortune at missing the Expo is the reason i\'m going.

    I\'ll make sure I have fun on your behalf

    Don\'t worry Sven, it\'ll be crap.

    Really.
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    packed....nearly ready to go.....just got to get...

    packed....nearly ready to go.....just got to get through some regular work then it\'s flying tonight!!

    Excited?

    :D
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    Hi Scott See you\'re in Cambridge..... this...

    Hi Scott

    See you\'re in Cambridge.....

    this place Wargames Workshop

    are based in Cranfield, the Cambridge side of Milton keynes.....if you were every travelling in that direction, they have...
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    I actually ended up helping to judge in my...

    I actually ended up helping to judge in my store.....they don\'t have a manager and only 1 permanent member of staff so he were up against it.

    Turnout for the Veterans was low, but some nice...
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    Vincenti and me were told at the Spanish Golden...

    Vincenti and me were told at the Spanish Golden Demon that they would be standardising the categories and rules worldwide.

    Guess that memo hasn\'t been sent yet!

    (oh yes, that was told to us by...
  126. When I went from the UK to the last world Expo in...

    When I went from the UK to the last world Expo in Boston I took a box of 6 miniatures; it was easy to open to show anyone the contents (basically an \"Art Bin\" with the folding shelves removed).
    ...
  127. Thread: Stan Winston RIP

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    that is indeed sad news. A couple of guys from...

    that is indeed sad news.

    A couple of guys from the MilMod world work for him (one\'s a studio supervisor) so I imagine this news will make waves through to the World expo

    a smart and clever...
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    I love these discussions........ I\'m going to...

    I love these discussions........

    I\'m going to get a new tripod, and i\'m thinking one of these Manfrotto 190 series tripods.......oh carbon fibre sounds nice but so much for about 1/2kg weight...
  129. IG Veteran conversion - painted (at long last)

    Hi all

    if you ever browsed this thread
    construction

    you may like to see the finished work:
    http://www.coolminiornot.com/pics/pics12/img480698a0196d6.jpg

    votey bits
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    1/48 scale WW2 german (Fox miniatures)

    Hi all

    at last a new submission by me!

    http://www.coolminiornot.com/pics/pics12/img4804f6c0df1f6.jpg

    not yet released; Sculpted by the great Tom Meier.

    it was so tricky to paint as it...
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    having been bought up in Lowestoft in England,...

    having been bought up in Lowestoft in England, where the W&N Factory was/is located, I know there was a very long apprenticeship there to learn to make the brushes. That\'s why they were so good.
    ...
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    not taken as rude.......the kit legs are running....

    not taken as rude.......the kit legs are running. My version is not - he\'s standing still.. I don\'t see them as the same thing at all!! Maybe it\'s bot clear in the pics


    OK......here\'s a pic...
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    Hey Ben!!!!!! Yep......got to check Jaume\'s...

    Hey Ben!!!!!!

    Yep......got to check Jaume\'s figure close up, and as that ENORMOUS photo shows, it\'s pretty much flawless.

    And he was totally shocked and I\'d say slightly embarrassed too!...
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    Just to let you know......I\'ve...

    Just to let you know......I\'ve finally...FINALLY....finished this figure.....

    He\'s my entry to the Spanish GD.....

    so pics of the completed model next week!!!
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    Matt adrian and me are booked for the dinner...

    Matt

    adrian and me are booked for the dinner over on the Spanish Team forums.....but it looks like it\'s locked now for anyone new....

    See you soon
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    I think thats the airport I was talking to...

    I think thats the airport

    I was talking to some guys on Sunday at a show and they said they\'d booked a villa about 2kms from the venue! 8 of them! There\'s a good number of folks making a holiday...
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    you\'re gonna laugh, but I could get (ahem)...

    you\'re gonna laugh, but I could get (ahem) Ryanair flights for £13.87 return.......
    (Luton to Girona)

    But then there will be extras......cost of hold luggage, cost of hand luggage, cost of air,...
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    I\'m another who will be going.....went to the...

    I\'m another who will be going.....went to the last one in the US. No hotel yet......

    The judging is the common Open System although there are separate Fantasy and Historical categories

    The...
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    Never been before but me and Vincenti are heading...

    Never been before but me and Vincenti are heading out to Spain for the GD!

    see you there!
  140. Thread: What do you think?

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    Add to that in the US: the Valley Forge Show...

    Add to that in the US:
    the Valley Forge Show
    Scamms
    Chicago show
    the MFCA show

    More European shows:
    Euro Militaire
    Le Petit Soldat
    Kulmbach
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    I use an ageing Canon 20D (Gosh.......3 years...

    I use an ageing Canon 20D (Gosh.......3 years old, 2 models out of date!) with the 50mm Compact Macro as recommended by Spacemunkie...that\'s for mini pics....

    For day to day shooting, I have a...
  142. Thread: Its my birthday!

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    what a superbly good day to have a birthday!!!!!...

    what a superbly good day to have a birthday!!!!!

    me, I\'m celebrating 40 years!

    EEEEEK!
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    too much apple pie, Rev 20 years......sheesh

    too much apple pie, Rev


    20 years......sheesh
  144. Thread: over the top

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    bloomin\' \'eck!!! I just spotted...

    bloomin\' \'eck!!!

    I just spotted that.......logged in and at work!!!!!!
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    you know what I mean...... :rolleyes:

    you know what I mean...... :rolleyes:
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    The trouble is, the death penalty doesn\'t act as...

    The trouble is, the death penalty doesn\'t act as a deterent against people commiting homicide. It seems far more used as a vengence measure.....one or two comments in this thread reflect that.
  147. well for someone who says he\'s a teacher and a...

    well for someone who says he\'s a teacher and a master, there are many unanswered questions left in this thread.

    such a shame
  148. well, you haven\'t posted any updates in days, no...

    well, you haven\'t posted any updates in days, no questions answered, and the pic you posted was even smaller than the one before.

    I draw my own conclusions.......

    :cool:
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    Hey Yes! That\'s Mark from Lowestoft.....I\'m...

    Hey Yes! That\'s Mark from Lowestoft.....I\'m from there originally......moved since, but I heard it was a superb weekend
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    are you talking Native American, or someone from...

    are you talking Native American, or someone from the country next to Pakistan! :D

    Busts of Native American chiefs can be got here;

    PiliPili at Historex Agents in the UK
  151. Thread: Vostroyans

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    Glad to see a response, Mike, and very glad to...

    Glad to see a response, Mike, and very glad to hear your wife is improving; know it\'s a long journey, but wish her well.

    As to changing charities...much prefer this over what was penciled in...
  152. Thread: Vostroyans

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    http://www.menyhart.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/20...

    http://www.menyhart.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2006/06/bump.gif

    Daily Bump
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    BUMP!

    BUMP

    Keeping the profile raised.......

    what news.....
  154. Thread: Vostroyans

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    BUMP answers on a postcard please

    BUMP

    answers on a postcard please
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    as I see you\'re in the States, check out:...

    as I see you\'re in the States, check out:
    Colorado Miniatures

    he seems to have it.......
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    BOOK - Painting Miniatures by Danilo Cartacci

    This is a book that, in my opinion, is a must to have on your bookshelf

    http://www.aurigapublishing.it/public/paintingminiatures.jpg

    The author, Danilo Cartacci, is a multiple award winner in...
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    I missed this thread..... I was speaking today...

    I missed this thread.....

    I was speaking today to an English guy who had travelled to France and attended this show....

    He couldn\'t speak more highly of a great weekend and superb hospitality...
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    Historex Agents

    Historex Agents

    this place is in Dover, they are probably one of the longest running mail order model companies in the UK (just celebrating 40 years this year).

    In my experience using them (25...
  159. Thanks for posting, Alex Looks the part,...

    Thanks for posting, Alex

    Looks the part, certainly. I still maintain it\'s hard to truly assess (enjoy?) the piece when viewing it reduced by so much (2.5 times reduced?); larger photos would be...
  160. Thread: Vostroyans

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    Bump

    Bump Bump

    Yes please, some news would be greatly appreciated as it is over a year now since they were delivered and the Vostroyan buzz has waned.

    For those involved I think it\'s fair to get...
  161. Hi Alex Finished the piece yet? :D Yes,...

    Hi Alex

    Finished the piece yet? :D

    Yes, you want to teach, but do you think you have anything you can learn?

    My comments didn\'t have substance? To me they did, I thought long and hard...
  162. Thread: Stolen Model

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    Ha!! Nice idea..... I met Romain at...

    Ha!! Nice idea.....

    I met Romain at Euro......didn\'t ask how he got there though.....:D
  163. Thread: Stolen Model

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    Well guess I\'m lucky Ryanair from Luton to...

    Well guess I\'m lucky

    Ryanair from Luton to Girona goes from £65 to £100 depending on days (oh and of course Ryanair addons). I should book soon!!!!
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    there\'s also S&T miniatures, sculpted by John...

    there\'s also S&T miniatures, sculpted by John Rosengrant (he has a cool daytime job - supervisor at Stan Winston workshops.....he\'s inside the Queen Alien in Aliens, worked on Terminator, T2,...
  165. Yes....i\'m back kinda got peed off with the...

    Yes....i\'m back

    kinda got peed off with the hobby for a bit! But after so many years at it, i\'m not walking away......!!

    Yeah, went to Euro....excellent as ever, although the fantasy judging...
  166. Sorry Alex if I scared you off! as I said,...

    Sorry Alex if I scared you off!

    as I said, just trying to find out more.

    I hope that you are honest and open enough to answer what I asked, regarding both the painting aspect of my first...
  167. I think you\'ll notice in the title of the post...

    I think you\'ll notice in the title of the post that \"GD\" only appears on one part......so I suspect the tanker isn\'t for it!

    The Russian tanker is from a firm called Alpine Miniatures, and is...
  168. Alex I offered an opinion, something that...

    Alex

    I offered an opinion, something that generally is commonplace on this site, and which you point out I\'m entitled to.

    I even asked a question.....I\'m genuinely interested!!!!!

    could...
  169. certainly looks impressive, Alex But then...

    certainly looks impressive, Alex

    But then again, when I think about it, Conan himself on this piece must be about 1 ft in height if this is 1/7 scale, and as such it seems to be very unfinished to...
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    Damn good taste!!!!

    Damn good taste!!!!
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    Well for a single musical artist, my favourite...

    Well for a single musical artist, my favourite simply has to be Clint Mansell.

    Originally the lead singer of Pop Will Eat Itself (Genius, pure genius) more recently he\'s being doing some film...
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    For room sharing, Einion can vouch that I am...

    For room sharing, Einion can vouch that I am house trained (we shared for a week at the Boston World Expo).
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    still no place to stay from me......I do need to...

    still no place to stay from me......I do need to sort it out. I need to get in touch with Bragon on another matter so I\'ll ask him if he has any suggestions

    I\'m up for a share if need be
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    it\'s good stuff....... A good UK source is my...

    it\'s good stuff.......

    A good UK source is my mate Lou down the road from me:
    Lou Stener
    Mr Gunze page
  175. Thread: dc vs marvel

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    As Reverend will probably guess, on seeing this...

    As Reverend will probably guess, on seeing this thread

    We dig Marvel and DC
    We dig Run DMC
    We dig Renegade Soundwave and AC/DC
  176. From Pre-Paint to Re-Paint; AT-43 Steel Trooper

    Hi Folks

    Been a while since I posted a mini on here......I\'ve one or two more to post in the near future...........

    This is one of those AT-43 pieces......I liked them when I saw them, but...
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    yep.....£12 for that lot....bargain; andIIRC,...

    yep.....£12 for that lot....bargain; andIIRC, some are the work of good old Cyril from here abouts
  178. Awful suggestion. I do not want my carefully...

    Awful suggestion. I do not want my carefully painted display piece being man handled by some sweaty judge, because you can be sure they will not carefully pick it up by it\'s base. The display base...
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    my subscription has now lapsed. phew!!! at...

    my subscription has now lapsed.

    phew!!! at last....seemed to go on forever!
  180. Thread: Pub Cricket:

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    does that include Umpires? And, let\'s assume one...

    does that include Umpires? And, let\'s assume one of the batsmen has a slight injury and thus requires a runner...............lol
  181. Thread: Pub Cricket:

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    what about the second pub...... The...

    what about the second pub......

    The Cricketers? Would that be 1 team? 11 x 2 legs, 12th man.........? Oh the permeatations
  182. Thread: Pub Cricket:

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    mmmmm not sure....... 2 pubs on my walk to...

    mmmmm not sure.......

    2 pubs on my walk to work, and it all depends on how many hounds are included in \"The Fox and Hounds\".........
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    I got his email address!!! Do I have the best...

    I got his email address!!!

    Do I have the best skills?

    Well.....had it......if he\'s got a new job I guess I don\'t have it anymore......

    Edit; Nope.......email bounced back.

    Good luck in...
  184. I think where Adie is coming from the fact that...

    I think where Adie is coming from the fact that the US WD, from what I\'ve seen, has more pages devoted to modelling, and some serious modelling at that. You just have to check out Black Gobbo to see...
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    \"People who live in glass houses Should pull...

    \"People who live in glass houses
    Should pull down the blinds when removing their trousers\"
    -Spike milligan

    Sorry - wrong thread :D
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    I agree the face my be a little off, but it\'s...

    I agree the face my be a little off, but it\'s still an excellent sculpt, and I expect it\'s a beaut in the flesh (he he........i\'ve got one coming my way very soon!!)

    It\'s based on this pic...
  187. T\'was midnight in the classroom, and every desk...

    T\'was midnight in the classroom, and every desk was shut
    When suddenly from the alphabet was heard a loud \"tut tut\"

    Said A to B \"I dislike C his manners are a lack
    For all i ever see of C is...
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    Cheers Jeff. I\'ve heard that immersing in hot...

    Cheers Jeff. I\'ve heard that immersing in hot water would do the same thing. Heat is the thing it seems.
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    ....something you can get over or simply paint...

    ....something you can get over or simply paint other companies minis. [/quote]

    thats the end result for me. [/quote]

    Sorted!!! :D
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    well I can vouch that the AT-43 figures are a...

    well I can vouch that the AT-43 figures are a million miles from that....something you can get over or simply paint other companies minis. It\'s not a big deal really
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    As DFD says, simple supply and demand. I\'ve...

    As DFD says, simple supply and demand.

    I\'ve nearly finished repainting an AT-43 mini; really was lots of fun to paint - in fact, a different kind of challenge because there is little inspiration...
  192. Thread: GD UK

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    This is not a definate date, but Neil does have...

    This is not a definate date, but Neil does have some pretty good contacts within the halls of GW

    It\'s a 3ish hour drive between Euro and the GD I\'d guess. Longer on a train as you have to go...
  193. Thread: GD UK

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    Sebastian Euro is the same weekend as GD this...

    Sebastian

    Euro is the same weekend as GD this year, 22-23 Sept. Dragon Forge Design did both last year if I recall.......Saturday euro, sunday GD.

    The Ravage thing is 6/7 October.......
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    I want it but I\'m not going to any shows to get...

    I want it but I\'m not going to any shows to get the chance to buy it! I\'ve got the illustration it\'s based on - planned to scratchbuild it but FW and that talented freak Egan beat me to it.

    But...
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    No two competitons are alike. End of story. ...

    No two competitons are alike. End of story.

    Judges are different, rules different, lighting etc, all different from one to another.

    Golden Demons are hard to win because there\'s only a limited...
  196. Thread: GD UK

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    Anders, I have every intention of it!!!

    Anders, I have every intention of it!!!
  197. Thread: GD UK

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    you betcha!!! may cost a little more, but I...

    you betcha!!!

    may cost a little more, but I will at least be able to see some figures........lol

    I think I\'ll probably go to a European GD instead.......or even save up for the World Model...
  198. Thread: GD UK

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    Well that\'s me out then!!! Phew!! you...

    Well that\'s me out then!!!

    Phew!!

    you all have a good time now! :D
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    decals will lose much of the film if you apply...

    decals will lose much of the film if you apply them to a gloss finish.....then matt over that. You can invest in some decal setting solution if you\'re really serious (the decal with soften and...
  200. Thread: Quality art site

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    she probably buys those shoes from the same shop...

    she probably buys those shoes from the same shop as John Blanches\' Femme Militants!
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