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  1. You can get the purple skin color video as a...

    You can get the purple skin color video as a download here on CMON, or on USB at Kings Hobbies and Games. It's one of six skin color videos!
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    Crocodile games War Gods Chariot team

    This is a project that was truly a labor of love!

    http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y82/Wappellious/COOLMINI/EBAY%207_zpsfzecs188.jpg

    We've been painting War Gods figures for many years, and...
  3. Hey folks! I did a number of flesh tone videos...

    Hey folks!

    I did a number of flesh tone videos as part of the kickstarter. Some of these include the Drow skin color, Dark Elf, and even Demonette tones! There are three more "human" looking...
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    Thanks! :-) Here's some pictures of one of the...

    Thanks! :-)

    Here's some pictures of one of the finished figures:

    http://www.coolminiornot.com/387669
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    It ain't easy being green...

    This is one of the many Raging Heroes figures that I used to create the Painting Pyramid series of videos. These were part of the original line of figures, including the Blood Vestals, Mantis...
  6. That's very cool!!!

    That's very cool!!!
  7. He he... I know it seems very chaotic, but there...

    He he... I know it seems very chaotic, but there is actually a very precise plan behind it all. :-) by working more quickly and with the bigger brushes, it 'loosens you up', and frees you from...
  8. He he... I know it seems very chaotic, but there...

    He he... I know it seems very chaotic, but there is actually a very precise plan behind it all. :-) by working more quickly and with the bigger brushes, it 'loosens you up', and frees you from...
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    Yes, this was part of a big Imperial Fists army,...

    Yes, this was part of a big Imperial Fists army, which you can see on the blog!
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    Well, it's been quite a ride!!! The kickstarter...

    Well, it's been quite a ride!!! The kickstarter is almost over! Just 7 hours remain.... many thanks to all who have helped us make that work!!!

    CMON deserves a lot of credit here as well, in...
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    So much going on!!!!

    Well, as a lot of you can imagine, it has been an unbelievably busy year for us... and it got a lot busier!

    For those who follow the blog, you know how much goes into that, with a usual schedule...
  12. Both would be available. Mostly here on Cool...

    Both would be available. Mostly here on Cool Mini, but also from myself and a few other sources!

    Only 1 day left! Hard to believe!!!
  13. Only 48 hours left!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Only 48 hours left!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  14. Yes, the idea was to create something that could...

    Yes, the idea was to create something that could last! Besides, there are more subjects to cover!
  15. Only 8 days left! Here I am editing a second...

    Only 8 days left!

    Here I am editing a second video for the Rivet Wars KS:
    http://wappellious.blogspot.com/2013/01/a-how-to-video-for-rivet-wars.html
  16. Hey folks! Here's a sample video that I did...

    Hey folks!

    Here's a sample video that I did for the Rivet Wars Kickstarter!!

    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/coolminiornot/rivet-wars/posts/394385?ref=activity

    It was very fun to shoot! ...
  17. Hey guys! A new stretch goal added, with all new...

    Hey guys! A new stretch goal added, with all new videos!

    Plus, I just got word from Reaper miniatures, and they have given their approval to use their figures as subjects for painting videos! ...
  18. OK! The new rewards and pledges have been added!...

    OK! The new rewards and pledges have been added! People are already taking advantage of the "download only" pledge levels. Now there will be "how to" videos on painting the Great Birds of CMON!
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  19. Many thanks! The $20,000 stretch goals have...

    Many thanks! The $20,000 stretch goals have been met! Time for more videos!!!

    Speaking of which, they will be available after the kickstarter if you can't get them all now :-)
  20. Thanks! Much appreciated! :-)

    Thanks! Much appreciated! :-)
  21. Discover the Painting Pyramid Kickstarter!

    Hello to all!

    Well, most of you already know that painting keeps me pretty busy! I know that many of you also follow the blog each day, and listen to me ramble on endlessly about that painting!
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    Thanks for the kind words!! I am hoping that my...

    Thanks for the kind words!! I am hoping that my new Adepticon armies will be as much fun to look at!! The Tomb Kings are mostly done (just making some new units to change up the army), and I am now...
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    I had some very neat Iwata aribrushes, a Badger,...

    I had some very neat Iwata aribrushes, a Badger, and all sorts of air pressure/condensation controls. I used to use an airbrush for 10-12 hours a day of painting when I did the 2D art. One thing we...
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    Thanks! I have noticed quite the explosion of...

    Thanks! I have noticed quite the explosion of airbrushed minis lately, especially with painting services doing 40k armies. Since I am often "on the road", with only some paints and a few brushes......
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    No, I love it! This is the most replies to a...

    No, I love it! This is the most replies to a thread I have had in years :-) Very fun! And many thanks for all the help on the Kickstarter thing. I will have to announce here on Sunday that I am...
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    Thanks for all the kind words on this beast! The...

    Thanks for all the kind words on this beast! The only thing rougher is the Storm Raven, of which I have done one already (see requisite blog posts under Imperial Fists).

    Anyway, no airbrushes...
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    Thanks! Its bulkyness can be quite unsightly,...

    Thanks! Its bulkyness can be quite unsightly, that's for sure...
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    It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a FLYER!

    Yes, this thing finally has actual rules :-)

    It is a big part of the Angels Solaris army which you can see here on the blog:
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    Thanks! :-) We were looking forward to Finecast,...

    Thanks! :-) We were looking forward to Finecast, since we quite often are asked to do massive conversions to solid chunks of metal (such as the Vostroyan command squad I have on the blog...

    You...
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    Thanks for everyone's help in this quest. :-) I...

    Thanks for everyone's help in this quest. :-) I entered my e-mail in the box, and I am waiting for the confirmation e-mail in return... Hopefully that shows up soon!
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    Thanks! Wow, that is great news! That makes me...

    Thanks! Wow, that is great news! That makes me feel a whole lot better! I will have to go check that out and see what's up...
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    This is the Reaper flow improver. I think my...

    This is the Reaper flow improver. I think my wife uses the Vallejo, so I will have to ask her :-)

    I have a Dark Eldar project in the works now where this flow improver is going to be vital. That...
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    Thanks! Yes, I was quite surprised at how much I...

    Thanks! Yes, I was quite surprised at how much I liked that medium!

    I had been shying away from it for a few reasons, primarily because it has a tendency to make paints dry faster, thus...
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    While I thought that Finecast could be a bit off...

    While I thought that Finecast could be a bit off when it first came out, I didn't expect it to be that bad, and that it would get dramatically worse over time, and not better! I can make better...
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    Thanks! There are definitely some less than...

    Thanks! There are definitely some less than spectacular sculpts, just as you said :-) Some the sculptors are just not as talented. You wonder what some of the random blobs are supposed to...
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    The latest find was the flow improver. It was...

    The latest find was the flow improver. It was verfy helpful with freehand, but I also noticed that you can mix it with the GW base/foundation paints and make them flow as well or better than regular...
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    He he... not much of a break from the armies, I'm...

    He he... not much of a break from the armies, I'm afraid! There is a sculpting/assembly phase going on with both the Dark Eldar (tons of reaver jetbike conversions) and the Tomb Kings. I am also...
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    I am massively bummed that I didn't find out...

    I am massively bummed that I didn't find out about the Reaper kickstarter until yesterday... when it ended! Grrr. I have loved Reaper minis since 2000 when we started switching from 2D art to...
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    Thebroccoli base was very tiny, so for the sake...

    Thebroccoli base was very tiny, so for the sake of stability, I incorporated it in the base.
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    Something very rare for me...

    I almost never get a chance to paint a miniature these days. That sounds a little crazy, given that I spend around 16 hours a day painting miniatures nowadays. :-)

    What I mean is that I never get...
  41. Congrats Chad!! That is truly an amazing piece!

    Congrats Chad!! That is truly an amazing piece!
  42. my results from Games Day

    It was great to see Mighty Chad and all the other CMONers there!

    Well, sad to say, the army didn't win. It was very frustrating, since almost 1/3 of the armies there would not have fit under the...
  43. Getting the Tomb Kings ready for Armies on Parade

    Well, folks, it's that time! I am just about to start packing up the army and such to bring to Games Day. For those of you attending, I humbly ask that you look over the army, and perhaps give me...
  44. It was fun to get accustomed to painting the Dark...

    It was fun to get accustomed to painting the Dark Eldar before I have to get the whole army painted up for Adepticon next year! I am hoping to do something as unique as the Tomb Kings army with...
  45. We had seriously considered getting those special...

    We had seriously considered getting those special ear plugs...
  46. The Golden Demons are downstairs this year. ...

    The Golden Demons are downstairs this year. Heard it from the person running it, so that should be definitive...
  47. Thanks!:-) They started out as Dark Eldar wyches.

    Thanks!:-) They started out as Dark Eldar wyches.
  48. Death Cult Assassin conversions for Adepticon 2012

    I bellieve I posted these to the blog, but not here on CMON. These gals were done for my Grey Knights army for Adpeticon this year.

    Not only did I want to try out big units of these to see what...
  49. We also have hated the sensless shouting, but...

    We also have hated the sensless shouting, but having the Demons upstairs was a pure nightmare for me. If you are doing AoP, you have to essentially be in both places at the same time, and they are a...
  50. There is an on site qualifier for AoP. You show...

    There is an on site qualifier for AoP. You show up with an army, and your are judged against the other on site qualifiers. I am pretty sure that the on site qualifier finished second last year. It...
  51. Cathy and I would love to go to Reapercon (love...

    Cathy and I would love to go to Reapercon (love Reaper minis!), but that is not possible with Adepticon being so close in the timeline. :-(

    I don't know if you have to worry about AoP taking over...
  52. He he... I have said many times that my obsession...

    He he... I have said many times that my obsession for junky resin trophies is bad for my health! :-) I had to make my own nameplate for the AoP trophy. The two page spread in the White Dwarf did...
  53. I would just like to toss in a few thoughts here...

    I would just like to toss in a few thoughts here about Armies on Parade. If you had seen the top 15 entires or so, you would have seen massive amounts of conversion, basing, nice to elaborate...
  54. That is why I focus on Armies on Parade! :-) It...

    That is why I focus on Armies on Parade! :-) It is my Slayer Sword. The Qualifier in in a few days, which means I have been staying up almost all night every night for weeks. OUCH!

    If any of...
  55. Hey there! Thanks for the shout out, and for...

    Hey there!

    Thanks for the shout out, and for getting the ball rolling on this. It has been very crazy year (getting about 3 hours sleep per night for many months), and It will be a massive slog...
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    Thanks for all the kind words !!!!

    Thanks for all the kind words !!!!
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    Feeling the Heat...

    Today I ran across some images of a Carnosaur conversion that predates the version I posted here a few months ago. Seeing this one reminded me of why I chose MY colors the way I did :-)

    When the...
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    Hark the Herald...

    I have a bunch of Forgeworld critters that will be going up on the blog over the next few days, and here is the vanguard:

    http://www.coolminiornot.com/306969
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    Grounded flyer :-)

    Seeing all the hullabaloo about the upcoming flyers for GW made me think about this piece that I painted a back in the day...
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    I think that I used a combo of charadon granite...

    I think that I used a combo of charadon granite and a reaper walnut mix for the chipped paint. The shadow edge got some black added to that mix...
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    Who's afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?

    I just posted this diorama to the blog today:
    http://wappellious.blogspot.com/2012/05/big-bad-wolf-confrontation-wolfen.html
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    Creepy crawlies...

    Here is one of a pair of Blood slaugher Forgeworld minis.:

    http://www.coolminiornot.com/306076
    http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y82/Wappellious/World%20Eaters/Impaler/Blogsmall.jpg

    As the text...
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    Ghazgghkull and such...

    OK, I just polished off the last bits on this mini among a host of other things :-)


    http://www.coolminiornot.com/305875
    http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y82/Wappellious/orks%2040k/small.jpg
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    Thanks for all the kind words! They are always...

    Thanks for all the kind words! They are always appreciated, but most definitely in this case. This was one of those figures where the miniature fights you every freakin' step of the way. Had it...
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    The usual Finecast hell

    I am not going to go nuts railing against Finecast here. All I can say is that I have painted the metal Librarian a few times, and it was far easier to deal with (and much better details) than the...
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    Thanks for checking out the blog! If it is the...

    Thanks for checking out the blog!

    If it is the banner I think it is, a great way to do a paper banner and get that 'wavyness' is to use a glue stick to adhere two sheets together. If you bend in...
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    Thanks for the kind words! I don't really have...

    Thanks for the kind words! I don't really have formulas for many things (in terms of specific names of colors). I have some general shades that I will use in a certain part of the nmm. My starting...
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    I thought that must be the case... :-) Here is...

    I thought that must be the case... :-)

    Here is the foot version, will post tomorrow perhaps......
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    Ah, that's why some of those features seemed so...

    Ah, that's why some of those features seemed so familiar on the figures! It felt like I was painting a 54 mm Tiriel in a way :-) The shoulder armor in particular.

    That scale is obviously much...
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    At long last!

    OK, here is a project that languished forever (or at least it seemed that way). It is the first tiny step in getting out of the gargantuan painting hole!
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  71. Thread: Big Horse!

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    Yes, indeed. The tentacles were supposed to...

    Yes, indeed. The tentacles were supposed to represent a Slaneeshy extention of the cloak, just as the face on the other side was supposed to tie into the Khorne elements. I also tried to sculpt...
  72. Thread: Big Horse!

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    Big Horse!

    Sorry that it has been so long (once again) since the last post. However, I think most everyone knew that we would be heavily engaged at Adepticon, and that was certainly true!

    It was a whole...
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    Yes, that is about the time that the old hunger...

    Yes, that is about the time that the old hunger nausea starts to click in for me. It is hard to paint when you stomach is making noises so loud that you can hear it over your headphoes and blasting...
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    Alas, poor Yarrick...

    Well, maybe not alas 'poor' Yarrick... he does have a power klaw after all! :-)

    He had been sitting around at almost 85% done for a long long time, until he was rediscovered! I am furiously...
  75. Thanks guys! I also painted a regular defiler in...

    Thanks guys! I also painted a regular defiler in this same color scheme, but the soul grinder was definitely more fun! :-)
  76. Warhammer 40k Tainted World Eaters Soul Grinder

    This figure was part of a very large 40k army which was based on a 'tainted' World Eater army, hence the white colors for the flesh.

    Many of the vehicles have World Eater insignias that are...
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    Vulkan conversion

    I had a blast doing this project. It was fun to collect a batch of bitz, and then tie it all together with some green stuff and brown stuff.

    I love putting the arms of the plastic marines in more...
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    Thanks :-) These kinds of minis are always a...

    Thanks :-) These kinds of minis are always a tough choice.. the whole light vs dark armor/skin/hair, and how do you not repeat what several other painters have likely done with the very same figure....
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    Thanks for the kind words, and for checking out...

    Thanks for the kind words, and for checking out the blog! I try to post new things there at least 3 times a day. For the time being it is almost exclusively image galleries, but as I get more time...
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    Here she is... Miss Sylvania...

    Yes, I have been ranting like crazy about Finecast all day. Not news, really, since everyone else has the same rants, if not far worse. In fact, I think that has been the case. Too bad, really. ...
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    Thanks for the kind words guys! :-) I really...

    Thanks for the kind words guys! :-)

    I really wish I still had this mini, since I am now playing LOTR. It's the only system I actually enjoy at this point. We have a ton of those minis around,...
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    Krell, Lord of Undeath

    I had some fun doing this figure with some newly aquired paints. They were some interesting and unusual colors. They were first used on the metal sections of a batch of dreadnoughts.

    This was a...
  83. Thread: Das Boat!

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    Das Boat!

    As the image text states, this was a real interesting project :-) I tried to remember how many individual pieces I had to paint before I could put it together, and failed. I know I even had to...
  84. I added more Hasslefree to the Blog! ...

    I added more Hasslefree to the Blog!

    http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y82/Wappellious/Hasslefree%20Minis/SpecialeditionWhitetigerridersingle1.jpg
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  85. Hasslefree galleries being posted to the blog

    Well, since Daytona does not begin until tonight, I am going to take some time today to post some Hasslefree galleries to the blog. I stumbled upon the gallery the other day when I was looking for...
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    Silver Demon winning Arwen 2009

    Like the text blog says, this is part of a trio of Silvers in that category for me at Games Day Chicago.

    Once I get Adepticon out of the way, I have a tremendous amount of LOTR minis that I need...
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    Special edition chaos sorcerer

    Today I posted this image and a few others to the blog.

    http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y82/Wappellious/Warhammer%20Fantasy%20Chaos/Tzeentchsorcerer1.jpg

    A link to the CMON post:...
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    Speaking of Celtos minis, I found a few in a...

    Speaking of Celtos minis, I found a few in a folder and posted them to the blog. I think these go back to 2004-05.
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  89. OSL refers to Object Source Lighting. We taught...

    OSL refers to Object Source Lighting. We taught a few seminars on this topic at Adepticon. Basically, if a guy has a flaming sword or torch, you reflect the source of that light onto the figure.
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  90. Some Dark Sword minis on the blog (true scale vs herioc scale?)

    I was transeffring more files to the new machine, and the Dark Sword gallery was part of that. I have been posting some of those images to the blog:...
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    I have had to paint a bunch of soda pop minis...

    I have had to paint a bunch of soda pop minis lately, and I am with you on those. I found them very tough to paint, since there were all those large, flat surfaces which I felt compelled to leave...
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    An old Racham favorite

    As the text on the mini states, I ran across an old Confrontation gallery of mine, and this caught my eye. To have a whole WFB unit comprised of minis like this would make quite a visual impact! I...
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    It was our first Adepticon in 2007 which really...

    It was our first Adepticon in 2007 which really opened our eyes to a very different world of miniature painting. We had painted little or no GW minis outside of blood bowl figures prior to that. We...
  94. A return to Reaper... more posted to the blog

    Here is another batch of Reaper minis posted to the blog.

    http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y82/Wappellious/NewestTHOR.jpg
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    He was a real beast, since he had been assembled...

    He was a real beast, since he had been assembled before I got him. I had to saw him off of the base he was on, and try to file all the mould lines in that post assembled state! It was also very...
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    This will be a very interesting year for me at...

    This will be a very interesting year for me at Adepticon. I am supposed to be doing tournaments on all three days. Ouch. I have started painting the Tomb Kings, althought I have a lot of scratch...
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    At some point I want to get a video camera to...

    At some point I want to get a video camera to make painting videos. I have the graphics capable computer now. I think my first videos would focus more on basing and terrain. I would love to make...
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    Thanks guys! I forgot to include a link to the...

    Thanks guys! I forgot to include a link to the CMON post;
    http://www.coolminiornot.com/298929

    I found even more Ilyad figs submerged in old galleries, so I will dig them up and post them. It is...
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    Rare Ilyad Giant

    Well, when this showed up in the mail for me to paint, I was certainly quite shocked to find an Ilyad figure this large! I had no idea they ever made this. I certainly miss that range. The quality...
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    A new Blood Bowl page on the Blog.

    Well, I tried something new tonight. I created an individual page on the blog for just Blood Bowl teams. I have loads of teams and stadiums to post, but I thought I would begin with my most heavily...
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    A batch of new auctions on Ebay

    Don't know what happened to the post, so let's try this again.

    I have a big batch of stuff that went up on ebay today. I have a veteran's squad that was part of my 2009 Armies on Parade winning...
  102. Latest crowd of Reaper minis posted to the blog

    Yes, another day, another batch of Reaper minis posted to the Blog:

    http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y82/Wappellious/NordicchickMultiviewRESIZE.jpg
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  103. Large batch of pictures to the Blog... Reaper minis

    Today I posted a group of images to the Blog of Reaper minis. I have always liked those! Yes, sometimes the wide array of sculptors can give an equally wide range of sculpting ability, but it is...
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    A good chunk of what is in the interview covers...

    A good chunk of what is in the interview covers my approach to building armies. We discuss painting quality over mass amounts of minis, army boards, conversions, "wow" factor, etc. There is a lot...
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    Thanks :-) We are supposed to be doing more of...

    Thanks :-) We are supposed to be doing more of those as Adepticon approaches. I have been furiously working on both Tomb Kings and Dark Eldar armies for the tournaments. That's in addition to all...
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    My first podcast

    Well, the good folks at Ohiohammer have put up Episode 14 today. It contains an interview they conducted with me a few weeks ago. We covered a variety of subjects, mostly painting related. It got...
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    Thanks for the kind words! :-) I think a...

    Thanks for the kind words! :-) I think a majority of the posting will be on the blog, so that it is all more centrally located. In the past, I have had to post the same things on multiple sites to...
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    A Blog is Born!

    Hello all!

    Well, at long last, I was finally able to start up that painting blog! I have no idea what the heck I am doing on there right now, so basically I am just writing a bunch of stuff and...
  109. Very cool! We may be seing each other in the...

    Very cool! We may be seing each other in the team tourney! We have a very interesting project cooked up for that. I believe there is a planning session for that happening this very weekend. :-)
  110. Congrats to all the CMON Golden Demon winners! ...

    Congrats to all the CMON Golden Demon winners! Since I am building my new Tomb Kings army now for Adepticon, I guess I am already getting started on Games Day 2012! Speaking of Adepticon, is anyone...
  111. Armies on Parade trophy

    Hi there guys! Sorry it has been forever since I last posted. This whole year has been really insane.

    The month leading up to Games Day was very rough, as I had to paint tons of GenCon minis,...
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    Newbold World charity auction minis

    Hello all.

    Yes, it seems like it has been 20 years since I last posted something to CMON. Our painting schedule has been such a frenzy that there has been little time for anything else. In fact,...
  113. Article: Sculpting an Elven sentry post

    You can view the page at http://www.coolminiornot.com/articles/content.php?1298-sculpting-an-elven-sentry-post&
  114. Article: LOTR White Tree of Gondor Diorama

    You can view the page at http://www.coolminiornot.com/articles/content.php?1268-lotr-white-tree-of-gondor-diorama&
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    If you send me a PM, I can pass along the PDF. ...

    If you send me a PM, I can pass along the PDF. It's nothing terribly fancy, as it was just supposed to be an aid to the painting classes we did.

    Here are some more images of the warphead and the...
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    Back in February, Cathy and I were asked to paint...

    Back in February, Cathy and I were asked to paint the chaos champion figures that GW was using as the Games Day figure in Baltimore.

    These were supposed to be painted with all GW products, so I...
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    Ork Warphead

    As I mention in the text of the mini, I had much more fun doing this figure now than I might have earlier in the year.

    The new techniques I started to experiment with back in February have been...
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    Thanks for the good vibes for the tournament! ...

    Thanks for the good vibes for the tournament!

    I have used the core comp army 8 times now. Ironically, only 3 of those games were against other core comp armies. Out of the 8 games, four of the...
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    Thanks for all the kind words! I have been...

    Thanks for all the kind words!

    I have been working on the lizards quite furiously, since a tournament approaches... about 8 days from now! Yikes!

    Here are two of the five skink cohort units. ...
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    Thanks guys! It will take a while to get used to...

    Thanks guys! It will take a while to get used to the new setup here.

    Here are some more lizard pics. A scratch sculpted terradon, an objective marker, etc. I will be posting more of these as...
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    Yeah it's been a while...

    OK, I know it has been a million years since I last posted something here!

    It has been pretty insane with life and painting. In addition to all the other endless projects, I have been working on...
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    Thanks for the kind words!:cool: I usually try...

    Thanks for the kind words!:cool:

    I usually try to stay as far away from the GD contest area as I can once I have my stuff in there. :innocent: Ignorance is bliss, and if I don\'t see what else...
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    Chicago Games Day news

    Well, it was an interesting Games Day!

    I did not get to spend much time at all on my entries this year. There were too many last minute Gen Con things to be done, and I was also trying to get my...
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    I do have some PDF\'s of step by step painting...

    I do have some PDF\'s of step by step painting guides.

    When I get the chance, I will try to make some updated ones. It is a bit difficult, since my painting techniques change rapidly... sometimes...
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    Crystals for Anastasia

    I have always liked this mini. It is very simple but elegant. The smooth open surfaces give you a chance to do some freehand but still give the viewer a few chances to rest their eyes:D

    It also...
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    Thanks for all the kind words!:cool: It was my...

    Thanks for all the kind words!:cool:

    It was my original hope to put this one in at Games Day, but my Lizardmen will be the primary entries for this year.

    I have scratch sculpted two engines of...
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    Games Day Chaos Sorcerer

    I had some fun with this mini, trying out some new color combos and unusual freehand designs.;)

    I figured that Tzeentch would give me a good chance to do some crazy stuff!

    Here\'s a link:...
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    I am pretty sure that this is the same artist...

    I am pretty sure that this is the same artist that did the cover of the Witch hunter codex.

    I have been working on some grey knight minis that look a bit more like the picture as well:cool:
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    GK grand master conversion

    This conversion became way more involved as it moved along than I originally thought:rolleyes:

    I was working roughly from this piece of art:
    ...
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    I do have a PDF file of an NMM handout I made for...

    I do have a PDF file of an NMM handout I made for our Adepticon painting classes.

    I wish I had more time to take photos of the step by step process.

    Ironically, my painting process changes...
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    Here\'s another figure I just finished off... a...

    Here\'s another figure I just finished off... a Reaper mini this time:cool:

    http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y82/Wappellious/ReaperMystic_InquisitorCMON.jpg
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    Marneus Calgar Conversion

    This is a hefty conversion of the Marneus Calgar figure. I used a few Dark Angels bits, which make really nice add ons for Demonhunter figures.

    I sculpted the helmet from a beakie marine head...
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    Converted Retinue Minis

    I have a few images here of some conversions I did a while back using Dark Age and Privateer press figures.

    I made these when I was first starting out my Demonhunter army. Now that I am doing...
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    My Akkazu for CMON contest 14

    Here\'s my Akkazu submission. I will try to get a multiview posted here tomorrow.

    I always like minis that give me a chance to use the snow/rock bases I made for the CMON shop. They were one of...
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    Sexy Imperial Guard

    Yes, I do believe it might be interesting to have an entire Guard army with figures like her.

    I can only imagine what the commissars might look like:cool: In fact, that might be a fun sculpt!
    ...
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    He was a shepherd/husky mix, with a bit of golden...

    He was a shepherd/husky mix, with a bit of golden retreiver.

    There was also the teeniest bit of wolf hybrid in there was well. He was about 74 pounds or so in his prime.

    He was socialized to...
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    Here are some pics of the dog. These were...

    Here are some pics of the dog.

    These were taken when he was about 3 or 4 years old, I believe.

    He didn\'t show his age, since he always had a white...
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    Many thanks to everyone for your sympathies on...

    Many thanks to everyone for your sympathies on our dog:innocent:

    I will post a pic of him tomorrow. It was particularly difficult as we lost our cat in December.

    Our dog was known throughout...
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    Hehe... the only thing on my mind prior to...

    Hehe... the only thing on my mind prior to painting this was how many ways I could destroy it;) I was in a foul mood anyway since we had to put down our dog at the same time I had to paint this, so...
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    This figure was a big disappointment for both...

    This figure was a big disappointment for both Cathy and myself when we first saw it.

    We had expected something more like an Anima tactics figure when we saw the concept art.

    There were major...
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    CMON Contest 13 - Sihoban Nightshade

    I was just able to get the contest entry finished and posted today.

    I would be very interested to hear from anyone else who might have purchased this fig.

    I am very curious to see if they had...
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    The seminars end up being quite the party:D ...

    The seminars end up being quite the party:D

    Cathy had her whole ogre army on hand to show how we start with our glazing, and also to show that it is possible to base an entire army!:cool:

    The...
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    Adepticon success

    Well, this year\'s Adepticon has come and gone.

    It was a very very hectic weekend, due to all the health issues going on with our old dog. I could not participate in any tournaments or open...
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    Fires of Ulthwe

    As the text states, this project was tough in many ways.

    Again, the photos are not what I would like... size limitations and other issues are doing the usual. I have a larger single image in this...
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    Mean Green Machine

    As the text on the images states, this was the first non-scratch built GW vehicle I have tried to paint.

    It made the dreadnoughts seem pretty simple by comparison;) Those guys don\'t have...
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    There are a lot of enjoyable DA figs. My...

    There are a lot of enjoyable DA figs.

    My favorites will always be the Dragyri, but lots of the Forsaken figures have been very helpful in filling out my Demonhunter Inquisitor retinues;)

    The...
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    What a Krox :-)

    I am hpoing to post some group shots of all three kroxigors.. right now I have a multiview of the green Krox.

    These were entered last year at the Chicago GD... made 2nd cut, I think.

    More pics...
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    It would be a bit more difficult to try this with...

    It would be a bit more difficult to try this with metallics, since the opaque nature of \'regular\' colors tends to be dull when used as a highlight on metallics.

    However, I have noticed that the...
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    Thanks for all the kind words:cool: ...

    Thanks for all the kind words:cool:

    Photobucket has been doing some strange things lately. It took 5 tries just to get this image up there!:rolleyes:

    I will try to get bigger, individual shots...
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    my new ork warboss

    This was a color test mini for my new ork army. Just like the ork nob, I had lots of fun with all the weathering, rust, mud, blood, etc. :-)

    Just like the nob, I tried to get some variety in the...
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    The buyer wanted to use his Forgeworld upgrade...

    The buyer wanted to use his Forgeworld upgrade hits... torsos, shoulder pads, heads, etc. Any FW stuff is tricky to use.

    It is very fragile, being resin, and the scale is not quite the same as GW...
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    Tainted Pre-Heresy World Eater

    As the text stated, this was the test mini for a commission army.


    The idea was to be able to use these are either chaos or loyalist marines.

    Usually I am asked to paint all space marines in...
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    The ork flesh started out as catachan green mixed...

    The ork flesh started out as catachan green mixed with some rotting flesh (over white primer).

    I lightened it a bit more in some areas with more rotting flesh, and others with space wolves grey.
    ...
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    Black Reach painting contest mini

    Painting this figure for the B&C.Da Waaagh BR painting contest made me want to start up an ork army for myself;) This guy got 3rd place, so I won some neat Dragonforge bases!

    Cathy and I are...
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    Jain Zar (yes it\'s been a while)

    Hello all.

    My apologies for the lack of posting lately. Aside from a pretty bruising painting schedule, we have been dealing with pet illnesses (losing our cat in December), so it has been insane...
  156. The Blue was done with GW regal blue, darkened...

    The Blue was done with GW regal blue, darkened with reaper blue black and lighetened with space wolves grey.

    The whites started out with reaper stone grey, darkened with reaper walnut, and...
  157. Once I had each surface painted to about 60%...

    Once I had each surface painted to about 60% completion, I started working on the weathering.

    I mixed up some bestial brown and chaos black in a variety of glaze mixtures (starting with more black...
  158. The glowing red claws were done to resemble the...

    The glowing red claws were done to resemble the red glowing power weapons that some of the infantry are toting:D

    We thought that the red glow would be an indicator of the Khornate desire for lots...
  159. World Eaters tainted Pre Heresy Dreadnought

    As I mention in the text, this is part of a large commission.

    I am doing 2 10 man squads of tactical marines, and a 10 man assult type squad.

    The idea is to have a Loyalist army and a Chaos...
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    Each mini has a different set of colors on him. ...

    Each mini has a different set of colors on him.

    Sometimes I like to use GW dwarf flesh as a base, and then lighten that up with elf flesh, rotting, flesh, or space wolves gery, depending on what I...
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    Thanks for all the kind words:D The bases are...

    Thanks for all the kind words:D

    The bases are made with a layer of cork and a thin layer of baked sculpey on top of the cork.

    Once the sculpey is baked, it can be broken up, carved, or given...
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    The red were done with a base of GW blood red. ...

    The red were done with a base of GW blood red. regal blue and black were mixed in to create some darker shades, and these were glazed into the darker areas.

    Once the shading between the darkest...
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    Inquisitor Coteaz and Friends

    Here\'s some extra images of Coteaz and his retinue.

    A link to the CMON image:
    http://www.coolminiornot.com/208299

    and the other guys:
    ...
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    Actually, the little red fluff balls made me sad,...

    Actually, the little red fluff balls made me sad, as it indicated that the dread was destroyed.:cry:

    Since then, I have done several batches of counters in photoshop so that dreadnoughts don\'t...
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    The chaos figs were my opponents, so I don\'t...

    The chaos figs were my opponents, so I don\'t know how he painted them.

    Those units (including the oblierators) didn\'t matter, since you could only have certain types of infantry in coherency...
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    Thanks! :D The green on the bottom is from the...

    Thanks! :D

    The green on the bottom is from the pentagram. The glow in the back is from some \"off camera\" stuff on the tile floor.

    Here is an in-game image showing the fig on turn 8 of the...
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    Converted Grey Knight Incinerator

    As the text on the image says, I was looking to create some more dynamically posed Grey Knights with heavy weapons.

    The standard figs have only one extremely static pose for each weapon.

    Once I...
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    Converted Grey Knights Justicar

    This was a fun project from last year.

    As the text on the image states, I was able to utilize some arms from the old style Chaos warrior sprue.

    I really wish I had more of those. They were...
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    Rogue Psyker

    As the text states, this was a character that I used for a massive 3 part 40k campaign that pitted my Daemonhunters against a chaos army.

    The final scenario plays out over an 8 x 8 table with a...
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    The base color of the blue is reaper Amethyst. ...

    The base color of the blue is reaper Amethyst. It was darkened with blue-black, and lightened with space wolves grey.

    Yes, the base was created with a layer of cork, and then a layer of baked...
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    I have a PDF file that I created as a printed...

    I have a PDF file that I created as a printed hand out for our basing class at Adepticon earlier this year.

    Folks can e-mail me at jtwart2@aol.com and I can send them the PDF. I have done this...
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    Thousand Sons Chaos Lord

    Here\'s one more Thousand Sons mini.

    I enjoy the very deep blues of the armor, so that\'s probably why I keep painting them:D

    Here\'s a link:
    http://www.coolminiornot.com/204813

    and a...
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    Here\'s another one of the heavily converted...

    Here\'s another one of the heavily converted GK\'s. Same as the others... a Space wolves power armor marine torso and legs, which was extended at the hips and shoulders.

    A link:...
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    Thanks guys! ;) I am still working to put...

    Thanks guys! ;)

    I am still working to put together the images for the rest of the squad, including the all improtant WIP\'s!:cool:
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    Converted Grey Knight Terminator

    As the text of the images states, this guy was heavily converted.

    I had a lot of fun converting all these termies! I am doing another batch for myself right now, this time with psycannons and...
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    I think if I used him as an Inquisitor, I would...

    I think if I used him as an Inquisitor, I would want to do some sort of epic daemon-battle or something like that on the cloak, as it is a very large surface.

    Thanks for voting!
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    CMON9 contest minis Dark Crusader

    Well, here\'s a few versions of that new contest fig.

    I am interested in trying out the St. Mark version as a space marine chaplain or sgt or something like that. Perhaps as an Inquisitor.

    I...
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    Converted psycannon

    Here\'s another of the converted psycannon Grey Knights.

    It was done in a very smiliar fashion to the justicar of a few days ago.

    I used a plastic space marine, added green stuff and brown...
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    Converted Vindicare Assassin

    Way back when I first started my Daemonhunter army, I wanted to try and make an assassin mini for the army.

    I already had this Empire mini, so I tried to convert him to give him a 40k/Inquisition...
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    It\'s hard to say exactly how long I spent on...

    It\'s hard to say exactly how long I spent on each mini, since I am usually working on about 100 figs at a time, sometimes double that :cool:

    Best guess would be about 10 hours or so:D
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    Shiny Grey Knights

    Here are a few Grey Knights that have the shiny armor:D

    These were the original prototypes for the entire DH army that I was beginning around April of \'07. I wanted to reflect the tile floors on...
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    The dark look was kind of a perfect storm. The...

    The dark look was kind of a perfect storm.

    The more I read about the Inquisition, the nastier they seemed to be:cool:

    As I started to play, I enjoyed the Inquisitors and assassin so much that...
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    Converted Grey Knight psycannon

    As the text on the image states, this is one that I really made up custom for my DH army.

    I had been playing my Daemonhunters as more of an \'evil\' theme, so most of my justicars (in particular)...
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    Glad that could help!:cool:

    Glad that could help!:cool:
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    These Eggshell Grey Knights are very tough. I...

    These Eggshell Grey Knights are very tough. I made up a base color that has kommando khaki and white with a tiny bit of graveyard earth.

    The darks are done with reaper walnut, and it all gets...
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    Here is more of a \"standard\" color scheme for...

    Here is more of a \"standard\" color scheme for the Grey Knights:

    http://www.coolminiornot.com/200459


    http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y82/Wappellious/Justicar9_2008MultiviewRESIZE.jpg
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    It is hard to say exactly, since I am working on...

    It is hard to say exactly, since I am working on 75 to 100+ minis at a time:D

    A rough estimate would be 6-7 hours, with all the prep work, making and painting the base, etc.

    When I prep minis,...
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    The burnt look on the end of the incinerator was...

    The burnt look on the end of the incinerator was initially a mix of the snakebite leather with some black and regal blue.

    I mixed in some bestial brown to lighten things up, and even put in some...
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    Alternate Grey Knight color schemes

    After painting two armies worth of Grey Knights in the \"standard\" color scheme, I was fortunate enoug to have a few other painting clients request some non-standard colors.

    They have been a...
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    Thanks for all the kind words:D This was one...

    Thanks for all the kind words:D

    This was one of thoe minis that you just do battle with the entire time you are painting it.

    In the end, I was tyring to create as many different color...
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    Swooping Autarch

    As the text states, I had to fight with this figure much more than I anticipated while he was sitting there all innocent on the painting table:D

    I do like painting Eldar minis, as they offer...
  192. Thread: Fuegan

    by Wappellious
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    Fuegan

    The whole \"Fire Aspect Warrior\" element to the character pretty much decided what I would be doing for a color scheme on this guy;)

    I didn\'t want to stray too far away from that theme, but I...
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    A great deal of my blending comes from numerous...

    A great deal of my blending comes from numerous transparent glazes.

    Not only can you glaze darker for shading, but it is possible to glaze a lighter color on a darker shade.

    That is a bit...
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    I painted him with the backpack section removed.

    I painted him with the backpack section removed.
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    That is a neat version of a dead tyranid:cool: ...

    That is a neat version of a dead tyranid:cool:

    I have done some skeleton bodies on fantasy bases, but I am kinda itching to do a torn up space marine or something!

    The bases I make usually...
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    The effect shows up much more in real life, not...

    The effect shows up much more in real life, not so much in the photos.

    As I was painting it, Cathy walked by and said that it was starting to look transparent.:cool:

    The one place it shows up...
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    Harvester of Souls

    As I said in the text of the image, I was trying to do some stuff I had not really attempted previously.

    I had done transparent clothes on other figures, but this time I wanted to create an...
  198. Thread: Sports

    by Wappellious
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    Does Carl Everett still get caught in the...

    Does Carl Everett still get caught in the run-down?

    -Sox fan :bouncy:
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    There might not be an exact equivalent, but I...

    There might not be an exact equivalent, but I think midnight blue might get you there.

    The one thing I would not be sure pf is how well the midnight blue would glzae in the super thin washes.
    ...
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    All of the dreadnoughts we have done (which...

    All of the dreadnoughts we have done (which includes all the ones in this post), were done at $450 USD each.

    Additional weapon arms were $50 each.

    That included the marble style bases, the...
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