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    Very nice. Might want to make the water a bit of...

    Very nice. Might want to make the water a bit of a different hue to separate it from the green parts on the mini.
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    Had some that were downright foul.

    Had some that were downright foul.
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    The airplane looks menacing - great.

    The airplane looks menacing - great.
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    The white in the source of light should not...

    The white in the source of light should not transfer to the red surface. Like said above, use purple. I'd use purple with A TOUCH of white. You want to get the purple to be lighter than the...
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    http://arts.vcu.edu/theatre/files/2013/01/AQ-red-l...

    http://arts.vcu.edu/theatre/files/2013/01/AQ-red-light-cast.jpg One...
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    Roger Dean was really hot when I was a...

    Roger Dean was really hot when I was a wee-little-teen. I think some of it was watercolor and some gouache. That was back when the album cover artwork was really important. I think this guy's...
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    I was sitting on the plane when a guy took the...

    I was sitting on the plane when a guy took the seat beside me.

    The guy was an emotional wreck, pale, hands shaking, moaning in fear.

    "What's the matter?" I asked.

    "I've been transferred to...
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    Blowin up sh*% Now there's a thread title that...

    Blowin up sh*% Now there's a thread title that gets my attention. :)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TPnns-5UxA
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    EVER SINCE I WAS A CHILD, I'VE ALWAYS HAD A FEAR...

    EVER SINCE I WAS A CHILD, I'VE ALWAYS HAD A FEAR OF SOMEONE UNDER MY BED AT NIGHT. SO I WENT TO A SHRINK AND TOLD HIM:

    'I've got problems. Every time I go to bed I think there's somebody under it....
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    I was in a Starbucks Coffee recently when my...

    I was in a Starbucks Coffee recently when my stomach started rumbling and I realized that I desperately needed to fart. The place was packed but the music was really loud so to get relief and reduce...
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    After I posted that I was wondering if such was...

    After I posted that I was wondering if such was the case. . . . oops. :cowboy:
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    We have the 'cute' little geko with a strong...

    We have the 'cute' little geko with a strong Aussie accent, which I like. It's after the 284,027th running of the ad, me get's just a wee bit weary of him.
    ...
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    Is this thing legit??

    I just got this message in CMON private message. Could be on the up-n-up but sort of felt 'spam-ish'. Has anyone else recieved it?

    Hi m8e , i am a collector , and i am really impressive from your...
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    The original ideas are OK. It's just that they...

    The original ideas are OK. It's just that they drive them into the ground.

    Originally Posted by Dragonsreach
    (My "pet hate adverts" are perfume/cologne/aftershave around Christmas)

    My peeve...
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    Petty complaint for us Yank's.

    All right, there's much more important things but this get's under my skin. If you're not from the U.S. of A. this probably won't make any sense......but for those of us here - Is there anywhere you...
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    Awww yeah baby. 19321

    Awww yeah baby.

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    I was 12 and remember, amongst all the weirdness...

    I was 12 and remember, amongst all the weirdness of the time, there was a real good vibe. There were some very well intentioned people.
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    Memories. . . .

    Man, I really miss those days. . . . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Wpof8s5ZTg
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    Mildred, the church gossip, and self-appointed...

    Mildred, the church gossip, and self-appointed monitor of the church’s morals, kept sticking her nose into other people’s business. Several members did not approve but feared her enough to maintain...
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    Yeah, a bit of dark humor. ...

    Yeah, a bit of dark humor.



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7DJaX5N2vo
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    These might help.


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    That's some real nice work. I like them all. Are...

    That's some real nice work. I like them all. Are they done with watercolours or colored pencils?
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    BIG meteor over Russia.

    Here's some footage of a meteor that blew up today over Russia. Sorry to hear of the damage and injuries. The event itself is pretty amazing though.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8THYTxdqIk
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    Here's a thing by a guy from Holland. Most of his...

    Here's a thing by a guy from Holland. Most of his stuff is wind powered.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2KkGFuRLew&playnext=1&list=PL199650F0D691 ACD6&feature=results_main
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    Abbbbbsolootly. Intricate brasswork with that...

    Abbbbbsolootly. Intricate brasswork with that 1800's look really twirls my propeller. These things are cool too -
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlgyXY3vPd4
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    Just something WAAAYY cool

    Came across this the other day. For 120 years old this is some STAGGERING craftsmanship.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPKFT_t2rL0
  27. Thread: Art?

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    Agree. ...

    Agree. . . . .
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    That's one of the problems with how art is...

    That's one of the problems with how art is 'judged'. There's two COMPLETELY different yardsticks being used to measure the same thing. I would kind of put it this way: You have Horowitz playing a...
  29. Thread: Art?

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    Annnd if this 'piece of art' is stolen from the...

    Annnd if this 'piece of art' is stolen from the gallery, who would know? . . . . :dance:
  30. Been painting for many many moons now and what is...

    Been painting for many many moons now and what is very important when you start is to keep a good balance between learning/pushing yourself and just relaxing and enjoying painting.
  31. If you have some other creative outlet, now can...

    If you have some other creative outlet, now can be a good time to switch to that.
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    Did he look down the barrel to see what the...

    Did he look down the barrel to see what the problem was? :)
  33. That's the nature of the muse.

    That's the nature of the muse.
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    Interesting this should come up. I was watching a...

    Interesting this should come up. I was watching a show the other night (Pawn Stars) and they got to discussing a large calibur rifle made of Damascus steel that was about the age of your piece. One...
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    Something like this quick touch up in Photoshop....

    Something like this quick touch up in Photoshop. I turned the background a little darker and kicked up the highlights on the figure. The before shot looks like it's in a shadow. Try playing with a...
  36. These sign's are good for plastic sheeting. I...

    These sign's are good for plastic sheeting. I believe they are made of styrene. Get em at any hardware store. Very limited thickness variation though.

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    Always found the idea of dazzle camo to be...

    Always found the idea of dazzle camo to be interesting. I hear that it was effective. Couldn't find much on it but here's a little video about it. Hope you don't mind me putting this in here.

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    Looks pretty cool. Could use better lighting.

    Looks pretty cool. Could use better lighting.
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    Dazzle Camo - Totally forgot about that. I hear...

    Dazzle Camo - Totally forgot about that. I hear that it actually worked, strange as that may sound. Love the little tank. You did a great job on it!
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    Merry Christmas . . . . You might need to use...

    Merry Christmas . . . . You might need to use Firefox, Chrome or Safari to view this. . .




    http://www.slightlywarped.com/crapfactory/curiosities/2010/awkward_christmas_photos.htm
  41. The picture sums up my feelings of what the day...

    The picture sums up my feelings of what the day has turned into. Many moons ago I told all my friends that I'm done with buying presents (birthdays included). Still love-em just the same but this...
  42. Thread: Hobbit

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    Haven't seen it yet. Does it have the same feel...

    Haven't seen it yet. Does it have the same feel as LTR?

    I hear the HFR thing makes stuff too clear. My cousin said that it was so clear that the costumes looked like costumes whereas the older...
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    Don't know how much it would protect the mini's...

    Don't know how much it would protect the mini's but I like to display some of mine on Wall Sconce Shelves. You can get them at second hand stores for under 5$.

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    . New breed of young human beings!

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    They are referred to as“homoslackass-erectus”
    created by natural...
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    This is the actual link -- ...

    This is the actual link -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OH1P7idLjAo

    Those are some nice pieces.
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    Lollie pop sticks work good. Cheap and tasty. : )

    Lollie pop sticks work good. Cheap and tasty. : )
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    That's GREAT! It would be nice to see some WIP's...

    That's GREAT! It would be nice to see some WIP's and close ups of the individual bits. What did you sculpt it out of?
  48. The Steam Snail is now ready to purchase. ...

    The Steam Snail is now ready to purchase.
    http://armorcast.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=1553&osCsid=06f07fa96686c67b85b68028ce5aaca7
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    . Famous last words - "Hey guys, WATCH THIS!!"...

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    Famous last words - "Hey guys, WATCH THIS!!"

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  50. I really am glad you all like this piece. I...

    I really am glad you all like this piece. I remember so clearly the day when it just popped into my mind. The model is about 100% what had imagined. It hit me like a ton of bricks "oh, holy-smokers...
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    "Are you suggesting coconuts migrate?" ...

    "Are you suggesting coconuts migrate?"


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHFXG3r_0B8
  52. Took your time Shawn! Is that longer than it took...

    Took your time Shawn! Is that longer than it took you to do the dragon? I like it

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    I worked on it very off and...
  53. Add butter, garlic and about a TON of coal.

    This is a steam powered snail that I sculped and painted for Armorcast. The snail itself is about 3 inches 7.5cm and about 4 inches 10cm long. Waited about 4 years to do this post. I hope you enjoy...
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    Notice the tonal scale in these pix. The moon is...

    Notice the tonal scale in these pix. The moon is the ONLY thing that's pure white. Make everything darker than pure white. The one on the left looks darker because the tonal distance between the...
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    Well...............here we go... 4 more...

    Well...............here we go... 4 more years...!?

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    Some old-school stuff. 16840 One of my...

    Some old-school stuff.


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    One of my favorites........

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  57. It would be interesting to sand it REAL GOOD and...

    It would be interesting to sand it REAL GOOD and fine....almost to a polish then put a clear wash over it.
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    Putting out creativity can really drain one's...

    Putting out creativity can really drain one's energy. It can be helpful to just let it go and find something else to do for a while or just do the mundane stuff (removing mold lines, basing going...
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    Steven Speilberg's first movie called The Duel is...

    Steven Speilberg's first movie called The Duel is a classic.
    The Green Mile was another good one.
    There's a little heard of movie called Run that is FANTASTIC. Innocent kid accidentally kills a...
  60. Debates............wish they were something where...

    Debates............wish they were something where I could learn about where each candidate stands. I just can't tolerate watching two perfectly couffed people twist language into a pretzel - lie...
  61. http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcS-rVxyd8-...

    http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcS-rVxyd8-pzrKz8iln4e4d6yhn2nj-i-YjINZNFjSTTSc5Etx3IA
  62. I've found a good weightlifting magazine to be a...

    I've found a good weightlifting magazine to be a very valuabe resource when sculpting muscles. The muscles are so over done and defined that it's easy to just copy what's in the pictures.


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    Trey cool Tim. I really like the subtle color...

    Trey cool Tim. I really like the subtle color scheme. Seems that the red of the 'mouth' could use a bit stronger highlights.
  64. OK, let me try this again - The swan song of a true legend.

    An amazing bit of history is now destined for becoming a museum piece. Time marches on....:sad:


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    That's really great. Is the background a skate...

    That's really great. Is the background a skate board deck?
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    Very cool paintjob. So bright without being...

    Very cool paintjob. So bright without being cartoony. The very top picture and the third one down - It would look nice to drill out the sprue.
  67. I've used, almost exclusivly, Magic-Sculpt for...

    I've used, almost exclusivly, Magic-Sculpt for years. I remember reading that if the putty hardens in the can that warming it up will restore it. I just looked on the can's I have and didn't find...
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    The swan song of a true legend.

    An amazing bit of history is now destined for becoming a museum piece. Time marches on....:sad:


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92krJJyEPGM
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    The little experience I've had with Finecast...

    The little experience I've had with Finecast models is that they were'nt any better or worse than the metal one's. The only real advantage it had is that it was lighter.
  70. Thread: Yarr!

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    HA HA HA HA HA!!! Took a second for that one to...

    HA HA HA HA HA!!! Took a second for that one to click.



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    Funny....................................

    Funny.................................
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WEKW4bLeWdg
  72. Thread: Dakkajet

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    Can't promise anything but you may try hitting...

    Can't promise anything but you may try hitting the decals with a coat of spray clear gloss. Let that dry then try your dull coat.
  73. Great idea of using sandpaper. At a good hardware...

    Great idea of using sandpaper. At a good hardware store or a paint store (house paint or automotive paint) they should have sandpaper of different grits and different shades of grey - one less thing...
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    My one thought on the subject is less is more....

    My one thought on the subject is less is more. Keeping them subtle.....VERY subtile seems to work quite well. Seen, and done, stuff where the veins look like dark tattoos.
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    I like it. It's different from so many of the...

    I like it. It's different from so many of the other dragons I've seen. There is a dragon 'look' that seems to be the mold for almost all the dragons I've seen. This is a somewhat fresh take on what...
  76. Thread: Inquisitor

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    Hope you dont mind but it seemed to me that the...

    Hope you dont mind but it seemed to me that the white balance was off. The mini looked kind of lost with so much background so I cropped it................That said, you did a REALLY nice paintjob!!...
  77. Thread: OSL Effect

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    @chrisbruk - Here's a quick re-do of what you...

    @chrisbruk -

    Here's a quick re-do of what you have now. I hope you can see things clearly enough.

    One important principal in most any OSL project is to keep in mind that the color of the...
  78. Thread: OSL Effect

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    Things have been pretty rough. Have had a pretty...

    Things have been pretty rough. Have had a pretty serious stretch of chronic fatigue and depression - 6 months..........oye vey! It definately slows things down. I'm still producing stuff and hope to...
  79. Thread: OSL Effect

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    What did you have a hard time with? Maybe I can...

    What did you have a hard time with? Maybe I can do a better job of explaining myself.
  80. Thread: OSL Effect

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    Post some WIP's and I'll try to give you a hand.

    Post some WIP's and I'll try to give you a hand.
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    That's a really nice piece. The base could use a...

    That's a really nice piece. The base could use a little shading/highlighting...just a little.

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    I love ork stuff and those mines are COOL. Nice...

    I love ork stuff and those mines are COOL. Nice choice of colors.


    TrystanGST;668346 Not many people know about the German Goliaths. So extra points for that!


    The Soviet's and Germans played...
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    This link may help. I just 'Googled' "how to...

    This link may help. I just 'Googled' "how to make" wargaming terrain.
    ...
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    Has anyone tried Japanese writing brushes? Had...

    Has anyone tried Japanese writing brushes? Had the 'hook of doom' hit a lot of my brushes.
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    Hope these help as reference material. ...

    Hope these help as reference material.



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    I got to the airport late and had to run to catch...

    I got to the airport late and had to run to catch my flight. Didn't make it..................HOO-BOY, those planes are fast!!
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    How do you make a cat sound like a dog??? Soak...

    How do you make a cat sound like a dog??? Soak it in gasoling, toss a lit match on it and it goes WWWOOF!!
  88. I too use 'artist' paints for the simple reason...

    I too use 'artist' paints for the simple reason that that's what I had on hand when I started painting mini's. I find the gaming names to be confusing.
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    These look pretty cool............but I think...

    These look pretty cool............but I think they suffer from the photography. If you could light them better and balance the color cast.
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    That's some great stuff. Where did you get the...

    That's some great stuff. Where did you get the plinth for the Dwarfs?
  91. Some sort of tiny chisle with a square front end....

    Some sort of tiny chisle with a square front end. Drill bits make great stock for making your own chisles...and allen wrenches. You have to be REAL careful when grinding them though. If you grind...
  92. That sounds funny. It would be fun to...

    That sounds funny.




    It would be fun to see an Ork done in this olde style.

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    You might try painting things in the style of...

    You might try painting things in the style of lava and just substitute cool colors for the hot one's
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    Here's how to do 3D. Questions welcomed. The...

    Here's how to do 3D. Questions welcomed.

    The idea of 3D is really quite simple. Taking a pictures of something from 2 different vantage points then, depending on how you arrainge the shots you...
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    I do know that a lot of people can't make it...

    I do know that a lot of people can't make it work, but for those who can, it's magic.;)
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    It's not that hard.......I'll describe it when I...

    It's not that hard.......I'll describe it when I get a little more time.
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    How about have a section for 3D pix??

    I've been playing with 3D photography for quite a while now and have noticed there are a few others who are doing the same. How about have a section for 3D pix?

    I know that it can be hard to do...
  98. Thread: Grot Bot

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    Grot Bot

    This is peice I designed for Armorcast. I'm really happy with how both the sculpt and the paintjob came out. It's 6cm tall.

    DISCLAIMER ---- If it looks like this piece has been Photoshopped,...
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    What are you using as a 'release agent'?

    What are you using as a 'release agent'?
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    MIKE OLDFIELD...

    MIKE OLDFIELD - Tubular Bells----- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYE6VdslFb4&feature=related

    Porcupine Tree - Arriving Somewhere But Not Here---- ...
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    I like what you have painted. My only criticism...

    I like what you have painted. My only criticism is the background. Too vibrant......it steals away from the fig. I took down the saturation and darkened the 'hot spot'.

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  102. I use them first, mixed with the yellow (it...

    I use them first, mixed with the yellow (it dosent take much to get a nice shadow) and sometimes I will go over them with a LIGHT wash to make the shadow richer.
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    I'm California...............dude!!!!!!!!!! ...

    I'm California...............dude!!!!!!!!!!

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  104. Can't help you with the predator thing but I must...

    Can't help you with the predator thing but I must say that I have long appreciated a well done cameo. There's something etherial about them....almost ghostly.

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  105. Been doing a lot of yellow work lately and what...

    Been doing a lot of yellow work lately and what I've found useful for shadows is to mix some either raw umber or burnt sienna

    burnt sienna

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    raw umber

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    Way too many to list fully but here's a few I...

    Way too many to list fully but here's a few I like.



    Metal Church, Badlands - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLpLYxUM2Gc&feature=g-high-rec

    Porcupine Tree, Arriving somewhere but not here -...
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obKLdou0LH0&feature...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obKLdou0LH0&feature=related
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    Soon to come!!

    Soon to come!!
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    Soon to come from Armorcast

    http://www.coolminiornot.com/308858


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    The only way to pull off a Sunday afternoon...

    The only way to pull off a Sunday afternoon "quickie" with their 8-year-old son in the
    apartment was to send him out on the balcony with a Popsicle and tell him to report on
    all the neighborhood...
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    Intense beef jerkey.............. ...

    Intense beef jerkey..............


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdkrYE7GKaQ&feature=related




    Ummmmmmmmmmm...........?????
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    This stuff might help. ...

    This stuff might help.

    http://www.coolminiornot.com/articles/1328-osl

    http://www.coolminiornot.com/144603

    http://www.coolminiornot.com/129433
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    Glad you all like em. I've had fun doing them....

    Glad you all like em. I've had fun doing them. More to come!!!!!!!!!!
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    More Orkie's from Armorcast!!!

    Here's a few fellows that are going on sale soon thru Armorcast. WWW.ARMORCAST.COM


    Sci-Fi Ork

    13244

    Pimp Ork

    13245
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    Good idea freak. Thanks!!

    Good idea freak. Thanks!!
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    Don't have any tanks in the works at this...

    Don't have any tanks in the works at this moment..................but, one never knows. I am working on a tiny grot Mig21. :)
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    I'm still around

    Hi all. Been out of the loop for a while...............life and other pursuits. Here's a number of the other things I've been working on. All produced by Armorcast.

    MUCH more to come soon.

    ...
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    There I was, sitting at the bar staring at my...

    There I was, sitting at the bar staring at my drink when a big, trouble-making biker bully steps up next to me, grabs my drink, and gulps it down in one swig.


    "So, whaddaya gonna do about it,...
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    I've used both a hair dryer and a heat gun to...

    I've used both a hair dryer and a heat gun to cure FIMO. With the heat gun, be careful with how hot you get it how fast - it can blister.
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    If the mini isn't too heavy, you may be able to...

    If the mini isn't too heavy, you may be able to use some stiff wire like guitar string to hold the fig up. Still shows but I prefer that to the clear posts usually used.
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    Depending on how tiny you're talking, one thing...

    Depending on how tiny you're talking, one thing you might try is to take a pin or something sharp and make a row of shallow holes. Rub the paint into the holes and wipe off the excess.
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    What was the first thing Adam said to Eve?? "you...

    What was the first thing Adam said to Eve?? "you better stand back darling, I don't know how big this thing is gonna get."
  123. Hey Flight Sim fans - here's a cool deal.

    If this is real, you can get the latest Microsoft Flight Sim for FREE - http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/1klAvF/www.theregister.co.uk/2012/01/06/microsoft_flight_sim_free/


    It looks pretty nice.
    ...
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    That's a roger, Roger.

    That's a roger, Roger.
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    From Braveheart -"all men die, not every man...

    From Braveheart -"all men die, not every man truely lives."
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    Hadn't heard of Promethius. Looks pretty cool!!

    Hadn't heard of Promethius. Looks pretty cool!!
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    My brother worked for a company that had a...

    My brother worked for a company that had a Christmas dinner and without telling anyone, AFTER the meal was all done, stuck everyone with their own bill!
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    If lithium doesn't do the trick you may consider...

    If lithium doesn't do the trick you may consider (not sure on the spelling here) Depakote, Tegretal or lamictal.
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    Had a lot of fun with the game Scotland Yard -...

    Had a lot of fun with the game Scotland Yard -...
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    Twas a dark and stormy night....... 9584

    Twas a dark and stormy night.......

    9584
  131. Thread: Tamales

    by Shawn R. L.
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    Chili Rellenos..........eyes roll back, begins to...

    Chili Rellenos..........eyes roll back, begins to drool.......
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    Makes me glad to see you're getting help. SUCH a...

    Makes me glad to see you're getting help. SUCH a relief to get others invloved and not fight the battle alone. Best wishes - : )
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    As one who has been through similar problems as...

    As one who has been through similar problems as montka I can say that discussion can be a great help. 'Sucking it up, stiff upper lip, holding it in' can be a real easy thing to gravitate towards...
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    If you're dealing with manic depression, lithium...

    If you're dealing with manic depression, lithium can be a life changer/saver. There's also depakote, lamictal, tegratol and others that can help with manic depression. I'm using depakote now for some...
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    @montka. Yes, therapy did help. Depending on...

    @montka.

    Yes, therapy did help. Depending on what you're dealing with, it can be good to do in conjunction with med's.
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    Well...........don't want to hijack the thread,...

    Well...........don't want to hijack the thread, but hope this will help those who think they are the only ones who have such problems....you're not alone. Had crippling problems with...
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    I personally deal with my own mental issues every...

    I personally deal with my own mental issues every day. It's hard, it's a lot of work and it's possible to improve your situation...........I'm living proof. Things can get better, you really are not...
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    Looks great. String the bow!

    Looks great. String the bow!
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    I had a good experience with an optician. He told...

    I had a good experience with an optician. He told me he could get me some glasses for about 180$ but the cheap reading glasses would do just fine. I appreciated his honesty.
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    This is cute/funny -...

    This is cute/funny - http://www.wimp.com/prankcall/
  141. What is the most noticable improvement from 2 to...

    What is the most noticable improvement from 2 to 3? Are the maps HUGE?
  142. I've played the BF series since they came out....

    I've played the BF series since they came out. How many other folks here are into it. Has anyone played BF3? How monstrous is the sys requirments?
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    When you shoot it again, correct the white...

    When you shoot it again, correct the white balance. Seems that the light is a bit on the pink side.
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    Some shadows and higllights would help this...

    Some shadows and higllights would help this piece. Good to see someone trying something different.
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    That's some very nice work. I remember when I...

    That's some very nice work. I remember when I went to Europe many moons ago and instead of buying postcards, I drew them. It's a neat way to record your journey......more personal.
  146. Thread: Chap

    by Shawn R. L.
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    I like the earthy colors. Could use more...

    I like the earthy colors. Could use more highlights/shadows.
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    That is one MONSTER of a tank. I think the stuff...

    That is one MONSTER of a tank. I think the stuff that keeps the mine's off is called ziemat.
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    A little 2D Halloween fun

    This is a piece I did for the fun of it. Happy Halloween!!

    9072
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    Love to see scratch built stuff. Keep it up!!

    Love to see scratch built stuff. Keep it up!!
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    One of those cool scientific curios that will one...

    One of those cool scientific curios that will one day change the world!!

    These came up in an image search for quantum locking...........?????????? -
    8925


    8926
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    Really like what you did there. Always a fan of...

    Really like what you did there. Always a fan of the all chrome look. Might have a go at it myself. One observation - the horizon line is really straight. Seems as if on both ends could use a little...
  152. Thread: more stuff

    by Shawn R. L.
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    Good stuff. The cowboys and the grubs/maggots are...

    Good stuff. The cowboys and the grubs/maggots are my fav's. Good to hear I'm not the only one to like simpler bases.
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    Wraith guard

    Really happy with how this fellow came out. I tried to add some light coming out of the bottom of the gems.


    CMON - http://www.coolminiornot.com/289886



    eBay - ...
  154. Thread: Some stuff

    by Shawn R. L.
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    For 2 hours each, those look really good. I like...

    For 2 hours each, those look really good. I like the steampunk guys. Who is the manufacturer?
    The gillie suits look like they have pea pods on them :)
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    Didn't read every post but here's some stuff I've...

    Didn't read every post but here's some stuff I've found helpful.

    Exercise that really gets your heart pumping. It burns up some of that anxious energy and increases the endorphin levels. I do...
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    I like these. Good solid paint job.

    I like these. Good solid paint job.
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    You can save a boatload of money by getting audio...

    You can save a boatload of money by getting audio books at thrift stores.
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    Looks great. More photos would be keen.

    Looks great. More photos would be keen.
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    He looks punk!! Trey cool!!

    He looks punk!! Trey cool!!
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    Real nice. : )

    Real nice. : )
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    From when I first saw this mini I really liked...

    From when I first saw this mini I really liked the sculpt.
  162. You MIGHT be able to find some tiny tanks in N...

    You MIGHT be able to find some tiny tanks in N scale railroad stuff. Seems Kromleck miniatures had a real cool little snot tank. Probably too big for what you're talking about.
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    Wished I had thought of that. What a great idea.

    Wished I had thought of that. What a great idea.
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    Warmachine Croak Hunter

    I like this mini. Fairly happy with how he came out.


    CMON - http://www.coolminiornot.com/289183


    eBay - http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=280750880186

    8699
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    I wondered about highlighting the blue...

    I wondered about highlighting the blue more...........oh well, next time around. Glad the tutorial helped. OSL can really be a hoot. I'll have to check your gallery.
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    Stormblade Infantry Storm Gunner

    Fairly pleased with this fellow. Not thrilled.....can't quite put my finger on what's the problem.

    Thought I'd try a fancy background. Hopefully it doesn't take over.

    Suggestions?

    CMON -...
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    Get yourself a foot or so of 1/8 inch copper...

    Get yourself a foot or so of 1/8 inch copper wire, cut into shorter lengths and mount those in a wood handle and shape some different shaped ends. You'll find that many different shapes each has it's...
  168. Choose what you paint carefully. I try to get...

    Choose what you paint carefully. I try to get mini's that fit my 'style'. I don't do good with a lot of fiddley tiny bits, thus I stick to stuff like orks and such.
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    That's impressive. VERY well done.

    That's impressive. VERY well done.
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    I remember when those came out way back...

    I remember when those came out way back when..............SWEEEEETTTT!!! Still think it's a sharp looking bike.:rotfl:
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    I've made my own 'ink'. I took a small piece of...

    I've made my own 'ink'. I took a small piece of metal and simply held it in (not far above, but actually in) the flame of a candle. The soot is water soluable and I used it as a wash.
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    Does he have any secrets on getting into the...

    Does he have any secrets on getting into the childrens book illustration field........long term wish of mine.
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    There I was sitting at the bar staring at my...

    There I was sitting at the bar staring at my drink when a large, trouble-making biker steps up next to me, grabs my drink and gulps it down in one swig.


    "Well, whatcha' gonna do about it?" he...
  174. Thread: 666

    by Shawn R. L.
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    8461...........................

    8461...........................
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    The eyes REALLY glow!!! Well done!

    The eyes REALLY glow!!! Well done!
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    During a visit to the mental asylum, a visitor...

    During a visit to the mental asylum, a visitor asked the Director how do
    you determine whether or not a patient should be institutionalized.

    "Well," said the Director, "we fill up a bathtub, then...
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    Interesting how in some of those darkest of times...

    Interesting how in some of those darkest of times one can see some mighty bright lights and come thru with deeper perspectives on life. Glad you came through.
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    Yeeaahhh BABY!!! Been lift'n me some weights...

    Yeeaahhh BABY!!! Been lift'n me some weights lately........Think it's workin'?



    8231
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    Those kind of viedo's really freak me out. Two...

    Those kind of viedo's really freak me out. Two 'average' guys, real and not actors, and one of them is willing to do that to someone else!!?? Makes me look at my fellow people and wonder which of...
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    Did something change with eBay?

    The last two mini's I've posted on eBay have had almost no view's. Usually in the first 12 hours I'll get many hundered, up to a thousand views. I posted one last night and now, 12 hours later it's...
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    Tyranid pyrovore

    Really had a good time painting this fellow. Never cared much for Tyranids but I found I do like some of them. They seem to lend themselves to my style....not so much fiddly little details.

    CMON -...
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    My dremel's similar in that when doing a lot of...

    My dremel's similar in that when doing a lot of work I like to have the cable running over my shoulder because the tension of the cable wants to turn the work head in a funny direction and it adds...
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    Good for you for taking the plunge. This type of...

    Good for you for taking the plunge. This type of thing can be real exciting and rewarding, and rewarding not just monitarily.

    A bit of a caution - When your hobby turns into your job, time to find...
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    Not a big fan of Ogres but I like these. Well...

    Not a big fan of Ogres but I like these. Well done.
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    Wow, it's at 6.9 right now. I didn't think it was...

    Wow, it's at 6.9 right now. I didn't think it was a 10 but I also didn't think it was just a little above table top.
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    She proposed to me. How weird is that? It wasn't...

    She proposed to me. How weird is that? It wasn't thoughtful. It wasn't romantic. She just came in and said it: 'Listen, uh -- I'm pregnant.'
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    Warmachine Cryx Scavenger

    Really liked the sculpt and am happy with how the paintjob came out.


    CMON http://www.coolminiornot.com/287141


    eBay http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=280737178530


    8075
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    Glad you all like him. I'm going to try...

    Glad you all like him. I'm going to try reshooting it. Not real happy with the photo.
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    7966...................

    7966...................
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    When I view the top ten list my computer almost...

    When I view the top ten list my computer almost locks up every time I try to view the individual pictures.
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    Greens Ork - painted

    I designed, sculpted and painted this Ork. Really happy with how he came out.



    7920
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    Seemes like Reaper had some pith hat guys in...

    Seemes like Reaper had some pith hat guys in their Chronoscope line.
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    Post your pic....again.

    The title says it all.

    See if you can dig up something you haven't posted before.

    Me 1961

    7833


    Me now
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    I've boiled stuff with good success. Make sure...

    I've boiled stuff with good success. Make sure the water covers the piece completely. You could set it in the pot, then fill with water, if it's an unweildly peice or just drop it in if it's a simple...
  195. Here's a page from Walthers -...

    Here's a page from Walthers - http://www.walthers.com/exec/search?quick=buildings+
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    Yes, I am overheating them.....freakin BLASTING...

    Yes, I am overheating them.....freakin BLASTING them!! I have gotten better with the heat gun and am able to cure things real fast with no problems. Takes a light touch though as the line between...
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    One thing I've used for sticky clays is baby...

    One thing I've used for sticky clays is baby powder.
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    The stuff drying out in the tube is why I don't...

    The stuff drying out in the tube is why I don't use superglue anymore.

    I do wonder if you were to keep the tube of glue submerged in a cup of water would stop the drying. Or would the water react...
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    I painted these so as to show the texture better....

    I painted these so as to show the texture better.

    These went from fresh to hard cured in about 20 seconds. The magic sculpt, in it's carving properties, gets real pouris (sp?) and sort of grainy....
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    If I'm right, someone did an article on glowing...

    If I'm right, someone did an article on glowing eyes. Might check under articles.

    I've done quite a bit of OSL. If you post some pix of what you're doing, I may be able to help you.
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