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    There are high density paints these days so...

    There are high density paints these days so yellow is not always the problem it used to be. GW's "base" range are decent for that. Would probably be useful maintain a uniform yellow fif you've an...
  2. Playing it must be the biggest help. It gives you...

    Playing it must be the biggest help. It gives you a context to understand the rules when you re-read them. Folk find we'd made a few little mistakes on our first play through.

    1: Yeah activating...
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    No worries. There's a good few times my lot...

    No worries. There's a good few times my lot realised we were doing things wrong. The biggest help was playing the game, it gave context upon re-reading the rules.
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    They take one hit but one that does 2 damage. A...

    They take one hit but one that does 2 damage. A more powerful hit than those that do damage 1. Hits don't add up, so two weak damage1 results don't equate to a damage2 effect.

    You'll see on the...
  5. I think "spitters" of some kind would work better...

    I think "spitters" of some kind would work better for the modern setting. There, it's all proper plague zombies, too much mindless instinct to have the presence of mind to use a firearm. At least in...
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    With the anxiety and depression playing as a...

    With the anxiety and depression playing as a nasty tag team, it's nice to have the painting to pull out and whack them with. Odd choice of words, I'm not a big wrestling fan. Have found that a thing...
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    I've enjoyed a supplier on Ebay a couple of...

    I've enjoyed a supplier on Ebay a couple of times. UKdrills I think they're called. Could be there's a US based firm selling from that site on there too.
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    The "season one" box started things off with...

    The "season one" box started things off with standard zombies. They came in walker/fatty/runner varieties, with an abomination too.

    Prison /Outbreak introduced "berserk" zombies that needed to be...
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    Much of that "locked" malarkey is just a synonym...

    Much of that "locked" malarkey is just a synonym for "closed". Because it isn't as if turning the handle opens them, takes an axe or crowbar. The only doors locked in a more robust fashion are those...
  10. We all end up using some of various brands. Some...

    We all end up using some of various brands. Some ranges have paints that are better than others (P3 ivories, Vallejo Model Air metallics). I find learning a paint's qualities is a particularly...
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    Depending on where in Blighty you are you might...

    Depending on where in Blighty you are you might enjoy sliding along to Salute2017 in a couple of months. Loads of boutique stores and inspiring cabinets/tables. Would likely end up with a few things...
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    The old school had its moments too. Like one of...

    The old school had its moments too. Like one of the lowly 'stealer hybrids in the 1st edition of Spacehulk, killed my Terminator Captain with a las pistol, cos everything kills on a 6. Left me...
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    Zombicide remains the best Kickstarter I've...

    Zombicide remains the best Kickstarter I've backed and I've pledged on a fair ol' number. Have run it for over a dozen people and only one didn't think it was great (he wanted more PvP than...
  14. Lovely colour and paint choices. The wood looks...

    Lovely colour and paint choices. The wood looks dry, the leather boots look nicely aged. All very tidy too.

    The highlights on the robe could be smoother. Perhaps look up "layering" in the articles...
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    It can be a game changer. Like Lifesaver and...

    It can be a game changer. Like Lifesaver and other kooky situational skills that don't rack up the body count but when they kick in can make a big difference.

    Distributor. Instead of putting the...
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    Our lot played them in order they came out and I...

    Our lot played them in order they came out and I got the minis painted. After the scenarios in the base game we moved to completing all of Toxic City Mall then headed to the Prison Outbreak to...
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    I'd doesn't really matter. There's no big...

    I'd doesn't really matter. There's no big thematic story being explored. There's that little bit of blurb as the start of each boxed sets campaign and each scenario but they're more about serving as...
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    Red Box Games could be worth a look. A...

    Red Box Games could be worth a look. A distinctive style and a good size number of minis.

    Dark Sword have a lot. Many inspired by TSR art, and the Game of Thrones range is as big as it is pretty....
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    I don't know Dead of Winter so can' speak to it....

    I don't know Dead of Winter so can' speak to it. However, Zombicide, isn't neccesarily shoot em up, you can gleefuly wade in with chainsaws.

    There is a linked campaign available as a download...
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    Like with the Rum&Bones expanded boxes, the store...

    Like with the Rum&Bones expanded boxes, the store entry is of limited scope without pics of the minis.
  21. Raging Heroes are known for doing a lot of decent...

    Raging Heroes are known for doing a lot of decent female minis. I'm pleased with the ones I have of theirs - all the Jailbirds and a few from other ranges. Each faction could represent Impy Guard...
  22. You might enjoy Gates of Antares. Warlord Games...

    You might enjoy Gates of Antares. Warlord Games have Rick Priestly on staff (author of 40k, amongst other things) and cites GoA as the game he always wanted to make.
    The keenness and openness of...
  23. That piqued my interest. Been playing a bit of...

    That piqued my interest. Been playing a bit of Shadowrun tabletop lately (and the PC games). Some minis to paint would be nice. Not much info from a google, not recently anyway.
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    I favour a dirty yellow-brown paint with grey...

    I favour a dirty yellow-brown paint with grey mixed in. So it's neither one thing or the other, we don't see it as yellow or grey so can accept the illusion of "dirty". Shaded with a brown/black mix,...
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    I've enjoyed using them. Can get a bit of a curl...

    I've enjoyed using them. Can get a bit of a curl going for metal plates that have suffered damage or been peeled away. Can cut and jab 'em with a lit match to simulate blaster fire. There's sheets of...
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    You can buy sheets of plasticard with that design...

    You can buy sheets of plasticard with that design already on. Check out the single/double tread plate amongst these. Can find that kind of elsewhere too.

    Once you have some you can make...
  27. VMC is a bit of a go-to range. They're generally...

    VMC is a bit of a go-to range. They're generally superior.
    I'd consider a few P3's, the ivories and coal black are widely recommended, and I'd add their brown ink to that as it stands out amongst...
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    Might just be the layers do need to be thinned...

    Might just be the layers do need to be thinned more. And something done about breaking up that line. Adding glazing to the bag of tricks may help get to grips with how thick that paint needs to be....
  29. Beautiful sculpts. Nice blend of realistic and...

    Beautiful sculpts. Nice blend of realistic and aesthetic.
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    Nah, glazing is for tinting. Layering is the...

    Nah, glazing is for tinting. Layering is the highlighting technique you're after. It's one thing to thin the paint down, but not to extent of a glaze. The amount of passes you'd have to make to...
  31. Zombie Dogs and Crows are indeed seperate boxes....

    Zombie Dogs and Crows are indeed seperate boxes. The rules for them are printed on sheets inside those boxes. You get way more dogs than are ever required, so splitting it with another zombicider may...
  32. For steampunk minis I'd recommend Infamy...

    For steampunk minis I'd recommend Infamy miniatures. The finest minis, gorgeous.
    Guild of Harmony also, have some beatiful steampunk minis.

    For fantasy you could enjoy Avatars of War. Precise...
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    One thing I'd suggest would be mindful of the...

    One thing I'd suggest would be mindful of the base.

    It gives me a bit of a sneer, but painting competitions could just as easily be considered plinth competitions. That said, it's what the judges...
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    Masterful paint job of course, but it's the...

    Masterful paint job of course, but it's the basing that blows me away. Really elevates this to masterpiece levels. Reinforcing the floating cogs imagery and taking it further, truly selling the weird...
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    That's correct. The original zombicide game came...

    That's correct. The original zombicide game came with 1 fatty sculpt, a pair of runners and a few walkers, all repeated to pad out several trays. That method was repeated in ensuing expansions, with...
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    When I did my zombicide I had to keep it...

    When I did my zombicide I had to keep it interesting for me. Things that wouldn't neccesarily be noticed by others but makes factory line painting a bit less dull to do.
    A tray of zombie minis, of...
  37. Thread: Black Plague

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    The £96/$150 pledge money would be taken straight...

    The £96/$150 pledge money would be taken straight away, then much later when the pledge manager is released we get to add on to it for any optional extras we may want, but don't need to give over...
  38. It's tricky with the older zombicide boxed sets....

    It's tricky with the older zombicide boxed sets. Some can stand alone, but some are are expansions that require a game to hook into. I think Toxic City Mall required the base game to play it, whereas...
  39. On the zombicide site there's some blank...

    On the zombicide site there's some blank templates you can download. The character cards are one of them - you can bung on a picture and add a skill selection and create a character from any model...
  40. The zombicide ones where the only ones to come to...

    The zombicide ones where the only ones to come to mind. Though it finished yesterday I understand there's an opportunity to be a late backer on the medaeval zombicide.
    I've not played them solo...
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    The IP was of more interest than any edition of...

    The IP was of more interest than any edition of WFB. Was more into the rpg, novels, and painting the toy soldiers for the joy of slapping paint in a nice mini. Sad to see the IP mullared and the...
  42. It's far and away better than most peoples first...

    It's far and away better than most peoples first mini. As ObiWan said "you've taken your first steps into a much larger world."

    Ignore any of this if it's likely a problem of photography, but...
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    I do think the minis have improved with each...

    I do think the minis have improved with each season. Not massively, but things like nearly all zombie models being bald the first time round gave me the notion it was easier that sculpting/casting...
  44. Agreed, don't do it. Makes the game far too easy,...

    Agreed, don't do it. Makes the game far too easy, removes the joy of finding a decent weapon, minimises those "exchange items with another survivor" moments, creates game imbalance in that some...
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    Painted mine. Varnished with the gloss for...

    Painted mine. Varnished with the gloss for strength then matt for effect, that along with the minis being made of such a light material makes for something quite resistant to chipping.
    Still...
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    I can only imagine your lack of happiness is cos...

    I can only imagine your lack of happiness is cos you did it, you know what went on behind the curtain and are seeing something we ain't.

    'S'ruddy lovely. :)
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    Posting Paint UK

    Since a policy restricting posting paint to four pots kicked off there's been a campaign by "Post our Paint" to get Royal Mail to see sense. Looks to have happened.

    Mr Gee, Chairman of Royal...
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    sub-forum new posts

    Is there a way, or could a way be made for the "new posts" or "Todays posts" list of threads to be tweaked in ones accounts settings?

    Currently, the list of threads throws up so many for games I'm...
  49. The TCM missions have their tiles alongside those...

    The TCM missions have their tiles alongside those from the original game. I think some of the PO missions used tiles from both of those older boxed sets too. Or the other way around, with PO tiles...
  50. We played the original Zombicide all the way...

    We played the original Zombicide all the way through the campaign it had. Then did the same with TCM, that made things interesting and different. Additional challenge in how we had previously played,...
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    Army Painter Anti-Shine is a decent matt coat....

    Army Painter Anti-Shine is a decent matt coat. Really kills off the metallic flecks on weapons and the like though, so they get a final highlight after they've been squirted. For gaming minis I give...
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    Sounds good to me. A quirky bit of one-off gaming...

    Sounds good to me. A quirky bit of one-off gaming mechanics with a sad narrative reminder to the survivors they could end up lke that.

    That extra behaviour established for a lost zombivor prior...
  53. Glad you said, because I couldn't remember....

    Glad you said, because I couldn't remember. Memory like a, whossname, colander type thing.
  54. Hasslefree come to mind. They've minis inspired...

    Hasslefree come to mind. They've minis inspired by their own nippers that may actually be younger, but also minis of not-buffy and not-willow that could work.
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    Abbeywood. Don't worry, nobody else has ever...

    Abbeywood. Don't worry, nobody else has ever heard of it either. :p A pleasant patch in between the gribbly Thamesmead and Plumstead. You at least have a GW and other shops nearby. I'm looking at a...
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    That blister foam sounds cunning. For that...

    That blister foam sounds cunning. For that splattered effect you get at the edges of painted road markings. I'd have just gone with freehanding a wide band myself, with smaller strokes to even out...
  57. I'd have to google to find the names, but the...

    I'd have to google to find the names, but the early Eavy Metal painters did it for me. Seemed a time where the geekiness of the hobby was taking the erratic steps of a toddler learning to walk....
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    Fun stage that innit, learning the properties of...

    Fun stage that innit, learning the properties of a new paint. Finding how it plays with others, which other bring out its RGB leanings and interacts with how (de)saturated it may be.
    You may find...
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    Good catch. Agitators balls. Like what you hear...

    Good catch. Agitators balls. Like what you hear when you shake an aerosol. They're a nifty thing to add to most paints to help the shake you give 'em before getting stuck into painting. Some of us...
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    I rather like much of the new range. Base -...

    I rather like much of the new range.

    Base - are high density paints. Quite thick, and heavily pigmented. They started that with Foundation paints a while back and other ranges are doing similar...
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    Could shave off some of the mini where sand is...

    Could shave off some of the mini where sand is planned to go, so the grains don't then bulk out the mini beneath.
    Finer grain sand than used on the based might be interesting in suggesting the...
  62. Could get into Beyond the Gates of Antares. The...

    Could get into Beyond the Gates of Antares. The sci-fi game Rick Priestly is working up with Warlord Games(a company made up of ex-GW peeps). It's early days and feels much like GW did in the 80's...
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    Some of our group played with those cards and...

    Some of our group played with those cards and moved the marker appropriately without the numbers. Some of us preferred to have a number dashboard behind the one for the character we were using, and...
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    It is an issue, but not enough of one we've felt...

    It is an issue, but not enough of one we've felt overly gyped and go by the card. It does at least give some validity to the older weapons as aside from the awful kukri/hatchets they're all pretty...
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    Our group has played through everything so far,...

    Our group has played through everything so far, as intended. Toxic mall with the extra zombie and weapon cards added to the regular deck.
    On playing the Prison Outbreak we used the zombie and...
  66. A unit of goblin spearmen. They hurt often enough...

    A unit of goblin spearmen. They hurt often enough when they were inanimate. Jabbed frequently back in GW days running games for people. Animated ones, hiding amongst the tea bags, lip of the fridge...
  67. I use the Gw textured paints too. Nifty shortcut....

    I use the Gw textured paints too. Nifty shortcut. Saves applying glue, applying sand, applying paint, all done in one go.

    If I could go back I would have changed my process. As it is, all of mine...
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    Looks quite Tzeentchy. Blue body, yellow...

    Looks quite Tzeentchy. Blue body, yellow hands/feet, wings going through the rainbow. Plenty of opportunity for drama in colour clash with subtlety in the transitions.
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    The paints are about the only thing worth...

    The paints are about the only thing worth purchasing from GW. Compared to other ranges, they hold up rather well.
    The "base" range are like the old "foundation" paints, but not all muted tones -...
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    It's kinda hard to tell what's what, for obvious...

    It's kinda hard to tell what's what, for obvious reasons. :p
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    I wouldn't hold your breathe for GW making...

    I wouldn't hold your breathe for GW making positive changes. They've been quite consistent in making alternative choices for years now.

    Sidelined and ditched the Specialist games, the kind that...
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    I had a girlfriend that while I was painting...

    I had a girlfriend that while I was painting appeared, wearing lingerie and aiming what sexiness she could summon at me. I carried on painting. She didn't give up. "Do you wanna go upstairs?" Without...
  73. Given there's no females in a marine chapter, and...

    Given there's no females in a marine chapter, and marines have medics called apothecaries (cool models, full marines with sci-fi medical tools), smaller marines could include the scouts. These are...
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    Wotcha. :) 'S'good here. Loads of info and you...

    Wotcha. :)

    'S'good here. Loads of info and you get used to the smell soon enough. :p
  75. One time saving product for bases would be a...

    One time saving product for bases would be a textured paint. Like the pumice Oistene mentioned. GW do a line of textured paints I've been using. I've glopped 4 different ones on each base, patchy and...
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    I haven't. My fave metallic products so far are...

    I haven't. My fave metallic products so far are the Vallejo Model range. They've finer metallic flecks than other ranges, and the Model Air line are thin enough they can be used for smooth layered...
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    He's certainly got more useful with the...

    He's certainly got more useful with the expansions. Few enough dual weapons before their decks get factored in.

    With the latest kickstarter there's an updated character card for him and the other...
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    Robin Williams played Eldar. A Harlequin would be...

    Robin Williams played Eldar. A Harlequin would be a good fit.
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    I've always found a greater problem with...

    I've always found a greater problem with separation of the paints constituent parts when using coloured metallics. If you return to a paint that has separated what you'd be putting on to the mini'...
  80. Army painter have some inks that echo the...

    Army painter have some inks that echo the quickshade tones. Haven't touched Quickshade myself, though a non-painterly friend uses it and get a decent effect for minimal effort but it comes out very...
  81. I see you're using some of the factory line...

    I see you're using some of the factory line methods to get them done. Brown on #1, #3, #5, Blue on #2, #3, #4, Grey on#1, #2 etc. Certainly helps get them completed, and by not doing the same exact...
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    I remember a line from a review of Buffy back...

    I remember a line from a review of Buffy back when that was on telly. "Better than it needs to be". Applies to Guardians. All we needed was a bit of space action, we got that, with extra quality...
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    GW have a product line similar to the Sandy...

    GW have a product line similar to the Sandy Paste. Amongst their "technical" paints are a bunch of coloured textured paints. Saves going to go then sand then paint, all that in one go.

    For my...
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    We have a range of foes. There's room for things...

    We have a range of foes. There's room for things to occupy a threat level between the trash mobs and the abominations. Evolutions of the regular mooks, corruptions of the influence of blends of toxic...
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    It depends on the people running the kickstarter....

    It depends on the people running the kickstarter. Some can take a year to get a satisfactory pledge manager and all the gubbins set up. Cmon don't keep people waiting long, season 2's kickstarter was...
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    Maybe some tower shields from a range of Romans....

    Maybe some tower shields from a range of Romans. Trimmed to shape. Trim and details added with strips of thin plasticard, putty and stick on rivets. If too repetitive could stop at one and make a...
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    Google images pics of verdigris can validate what...

    Google images pics of verdigris can validate what choice you make. There's quite a variety in stages of verdigris. It starts with patches, so a speckled form can be appropriate. It covers everything...
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    Gloss/satin varnish may be problematic. Matt...

    Gloss/satin varnish may be problematic. Matt varnish is fine.

    It's actually a preference of mine for gaming minis, give 'em a squirt of gloss for the protective quality, then a matt coat for the...
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    Just seen it here...

    Just seen it here. About 10 "clicks" down amongst "private collection". They may be able to help further.
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    To anyone else, this is peculiar. He checked out...

    To anyone else, this is peculiar. He checked out the facebook group and found an old work mate on it. Turned out to be me. :o
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    You on a Waaagh to get turquoise used more often?...

    You on a Waaagh to get turquoise used more often? :claply: Am with you on that, that and orange, much underused colours.
    Related to that, you might love the Coal Black paint from p3, it's a dark...
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    A thumbs up is an unfortunate bit of imagery when...

    A thumbs up is an unfortunate bit of imagery when dealing with the undercarraige. :doctor:
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    If you're sticking with GW paints you can feel...

    If you're sticking with GW paints you can feel some solace in that their paints are actually rather good. Surprising for GW.

    Going for a dark and a light version of each colour could be a way to...
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    "juicing" is a term applied to glazing too. That...

    "juicing" is a term applied to glazing too. That might turn up in titles.

    It's mostly just thinning an ink wash so its opacity is really knocked low. Applied not as a wash, but with more brush...
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    It most assuredly can. I'd bang on about them but...

    It most assuredly can. I'd bang on about them but the kindle' s autocorrect will make me look daft. Bound to be some quality tips in the sticky thread and/or the articles section. Would save that...
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    Nice to see the hobby has something positive for...

    Nice to see the hobby has something positive for you again. Your threads are gems, rather unique projects.
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    For the fiery parts, the red and yellows paints...

    For the fiery parts, the red and yellows paints have always been the weak ones, makes blending with them slow with the amount of layers needed and to avoid the issue of paint clumping if we're drawn...
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    Who's first to get ALL of the lego out then?...

    Who's first to get ALL of the lego out then? :clap:
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    I like that the shadows are less prominent. Makes...

    I like that the shadows are less prominent. Makes it lighter, less rooted. The figures and bits together with the colour palette make for something pretty, almost art nouveau.
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    That's a remarkable beginning. :0 Tidy, good work...

    That's a remarkable beginning. :0 Tidy, good work with shading and highlight placement. It may be worth looking up 'layering' in the articles section as those stages could benefit from thinner paint...
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    This topic comes up occasionally, a search might...

    This topic comes up occasionally, a search might find you some nifty posts.

    I like to consider the texture being painted.
    Grey highlights tend to suggest an artificial surface, plastic of some...
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    Nice minis. Surprised these can continue to exist...

    Nice minis. Surprised these can continue to exist though, with Prodos having a licence for Aliens and Predator stuffs.
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    Wouldn't foresee a problem if its a light showing...

    Wouldn't foresee a problem if its a light showing of the plastic colouring. Priming is primarily to give the paint something to grip to, the underpainting tint from the choice of primer wouldn't...
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    Tis always best to consider what you'd enjoy. The...

    Tis always best to consider what you'd enjoy. The playstyle/tactics of armies can vary greatly across the range, I favour elves as I like speed and skilled forces despite their high cost meaning you...
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    Looks fun, fancied some of those for a while. :)

    Looks fun, fancied some of those for a while. :)
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    Wonder if a 3d printed head (made from...

    Wonder if a 3d printed head (made from photographs) to bung onto a regular model could be a way to go.
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    You can always got over 'Ard Coat or any gloss...

    You can always got over 'Ard Coat or any gloss varnish with a another coat of a matt varnish if that turns out to be more desirable. Lots of folk do that, with gloss granting stronger protection but...
  108. Have asked on the Facebook page, adding that the...

    Have asked on the Facebook page, adding that the straps distract from it working as a standalone model. They've answered "I agree that the straps can potentially disrupt a standalone dragon. However,...
  109. Yeah, likely, but wouldn't pledge for dragons...

    Yeah, likely, but wouldn't pledge for dragons until I knew they'd not be adorned.
  110. Still curious as to whether the dragons without...

    Still curious as to whether the dragons without saddles/straps will be an option.
  111. Very nice minis, quality Stuff. Shall certainly...

    Very nice minis, quality Stuff. Shall certainly be paying attention to how this develops.
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    These ones?...

    These ones? http://wyrd-games.net/shop/M2e-Ronin.html With that note they have under the blurb it sounds like you could have some early dodgy casts, if 32mm minis appear 25mm.
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    She's looking quite light and ephereal. Aside...

    She's looking quite light and ephereal. Aside from the colour choices the weight of other choices would come in. Light shoes would keep her looking bouncy while darker shoes would ground her....
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    Got a dose of museum feet. You know the thing, a...

    Got a dose of museum feet. You know the thing, a short shuffle, standing, short shuffle, standing, kills the lower legs and feet. First World problem right there eh. :)
    Ballsed up on entering a...
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    You too eh. Am down in Abbeywood myself. Nifty...

    You too eh. Am down in Abbeywood myself. Nifty for the DLR extension to Woolwich. Rather a bereft area for the hobby, GW doesn't even have much of a presence, could do with branch in Greenwich...
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    Wisdom like that is worth adding to a sig'. ;)

    Wisdom like that is worth adding to a sig'. ;)
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    Just to alleviate any anxiety folk (like me) has...

    Just to alleviate any anxiety folk (like me) has with the process, how does entering the painting competition work at Salute?
    Any pre-event registering? Done at the door, with a separate queue? Or...
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    Minis and paints I've considered creamy before...

    Minis and paints I've considered creamy before have been tonal things. Like the blue-grey transitions on a SpaceWolf mini, creamy. Things with vibrant colours and some appreciable contrast I've...
  119. That "card behind the other" solution sounds so...

    That "card behind the other" solution sounds so elegantly simple it reminds me of the pen issue in the space race. The US spending loads to develop a pen that'd write upside down, the Russians...
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    Antenocitis is always my first stop for "bits",...

    Antenocitis is always my first stop for "bits", they rarely don't have what I'm after.
    http://www.antenocitisworkshop.com/wargaming-materials-tools/wire-thread-and-chain.html
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    So I should be on the look out for an Apollo...

    So I should be on the look out for an Apollo Creed homage? Kept an eye out for a Tom Selleck last year bit there was a lack of Hawaiian shirts and red Ferraris.
    I should be there so if you see a...
  122. Doh! Got confuzzled between Howard and Leonard. ...

    Doh! Got confuzzled between Howard and Leonard.
    I do like the notion of the themed groups enough to want to see that done. The Big Bangers rounded out would be spiffing. Proxies of a...
  123. Don't have an account over there, "yes, but no...

    Don't have an account over there, "yes, but no more $10 survivors".

    The game is fun and rich with variety. Feeling a bit of survivor bloat though, don't need more - and not resolved that a $10...
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    You've said so now so you have to, it's like a...

    You've said so now so you have to, it's like a law, or something. ;)
  125. That's disappointing to hear. Having to fix the...

    That's disappointing to hear. Having to fix the cards oneself, feeling a comparison to Finecast coming on. :s
  126. A friend of mine has one of those machines to...

    A friend of mine has one of those machines to keep his airway open while he sleeps. Been on that for a couple years now, is mighty pleased with it. Had previously been choking, even while awake....
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    Not sure if Zombicide has this mentioned...

    Not sure if Zombicide has this mentioned anywhere. With all the +modifiers stacking up from skills and new equipment it could be a worthy addition to a FAQ. Generally with games like these there is...
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    Rule of thumb with 28mm scenery seems to have...

    Rule of thumb with 28mm scenery seems to have each level around a 3 inch height. A bit of variance makes more sense in fantasy terrain, they weren't using standardised cut blocks/girders and...
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    Risk is a classic, but avoid the Star Wars...

    Risk is a classic, but avoid the Star Wars variant - the 'order66' makes a mockery of any previous turns.

    Axis&Allies is a good one. 2-5 players, simple enough to get into, tense choices when...
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    For all manner of hobby materials like that I...

    For all manner of hobby materials like that I first hit antenocitis (spelling could be off). They've sheet materials, rods, beams and all that good stuff we buy with the best intentions but rarely...
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    Unemployed Astronaut. Figured if I ain't...

    Unemployed Astronaut.

    Figured if I ain't doing anything, might as well not be doing something grand.
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    You planning on more aliens like the not-Muton...

    You planning on more aliens like the not-Muton space troll?
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    I've found the acquisition of paints similar to...

    I've found the acquisition of paints similar to the minis. The collectable side. Seeing one that could do this or that, it gets bought. All the feel good feeling with anticipation of using them on...
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    I find the current GW paint range rather...

    I find the current GW paint range rather splendiferous. Strong "base" colours, "layers" for the highlights, can ignore the "edge" paints unless you like the way GW highlights stuff with minimal...
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    I was gonna say P3. Certainly enjoyed using their...

    I was gonna say P3. Certainly enjoyed using their white to the extent I'll be getting more p3 when I run out. Haven't run into any issues with gritty clumps in the pot the way many other ranges have....
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    The Q-Tip and remover sounds like a cunning plan....

    The Q-Tip and remover sounds like a cunning plan.

    Chaos Black is actually just a paint though, not a proper primer. There are paint on primers. Chaos Black or any paint would be fine if the area...
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    The lightning looks too thick to me. I favour it...

    The lightning looks too thick to me. I favour it thickest at its root, shrinking in size as it branches off. Also, some branches becoming less absolute in strength, play with the opacity.
  138. Gorgeous bases. Great theme, well executed. Am...

    Gorgeous bases. Great theme, well executed. Am far too lazy with bases myself, it's too much like making terrain, prefer the time wiggling brushes about and so buy premade bases.

    We're those...
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    Of all the kickstarters I've gone in on this has...

    Of all the kickstarters I've gone in on this has been the most disappointing.

    The material the minis are made from is not great. Soft, tedious to clean up and stick together. They've stayed in the...
  140. The old GW unicorn could be a good fit. Metal,...

    The old GW unicorn could be a good fit. Metal, heroic pose, the horn should be easily snippable.
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    My least favourite are the current GW ones. If I...

    My least favourite are the current GW ones. If I wanted only soft washes I could dilute a normal one, but not having the option for a stronger tone is limiting.
    Hunted down some Cote D'Arms washes...
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    You'll appreciate references to "lead mountain"...

    You'll appreciate references to "lead mountain" now. Even though it's more resin and plastic these days.
  143. It's a technique that can be situationally...

    It's a technique that can be situationally appropriate, but for me those situations being as rare as chicken teeth it's effectively redundant. Most of the occasions it could be considered I prefer to...
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    I suspect you might enjoy the Dark Sword...

    I suspect you might enjoy the Dark Sword miniatures. Many are based on the artwork of folk that did the D&D art. They're metal, have their bases either incorporated onto the feet or have pits for the...
  145. Thread: Old paints

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    I've several of the hexagonal paints still (was a...

    I've several of the hexagonal paints still (was a red shirt when that range got cancelled, so we got to pick what was left). Older than those though, have some from the previous range like the first...
  146. Kickstarters really do soak up a lot of money....

    Kickstarters really do soak up a lot of money. Not sure they sate the hobby itch as well as regular purchasing. KS's, with the long waits leaving the itch unscratched, and eventual BIG box coming...
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    But but but... you've made them look cool and not...

    But but but... you've made them look cool and not silly... I suspect xenos trickery.

    Ruddy well done :)
  148. Just read them all. Nice one. It's also been...

    Just read them all. Nice one.

    It's also been linked to in the ex-gw facebook group. Would be nice to read a similar history from one of those old guard that were in on the management buy-out but...
  149. +2 on that. Loving it all generally, quality...

    +2 on that. Loving it all generally, quality stuff, but would only ever go for unencumbered dragons.
  150. Thread: Forum tweak

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    Forum tweak

    I expect this isn't worth the work, but...

    Using 'new posts' as a way to catch up with the forum threads. There's a lot of threads from sub-forums of no interest to me personally. Not a slight on...
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    Nice. Managed to keep the Punisher/Grant black...

    Nice. Managed to keep the Punisher/Grant black and not look grey. A particular danger with highlighting black. Though I would suggest one final, very light highlight on the more reflective leather...
  152. http://www.antenocitisworkshop.com/ has a LOT of...

    http://www.antenocitisworkshop.com/ has a LOT of stuff. I've bought from them several times.

    http://modelshop.co.uk/Shop has a range of stuff I've yet to feel drawn by.
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    'Fraid not, have yet to learn how my camera...

    'Fraid not, have yet to learn how my camera works.

    The texture technique ain't so tricky though.
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    I've enjoyed a layer of crosshatched highlights...

    I've enjoyed a layer of crosshatched highlights atop the normal ranging shades/highlights. Does appear to give the material a heavy weight effect.
  155. Thread: BPI WIP

    by Wyrmypops
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    Wehey! Wotchamate. I'll welcome you back with a...

    Wehey! Wotchamate. I'll welcome you back with a glass of mead. Except a glass will mean more washing up. I'll be drinking out of the bottle then, but it counts as social, and kinda festive as one of...
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    Army Painter do a very nice Matt Varnish in a...

    Army Painter do a very nice Matt Varnish in a spray, while Testors Dull Cote has been a go-to-matt-varnish for a few good years now. Gloss or satin varnishes aren't put under such a spotlight given...
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    If you posted a pic, or a link to one, one of the...

    If you posted a pic, or a link to one, one of the more photographically skilled here might be able to work it out. Alternatively, might get an answer on the Forge-World facebook page.
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    The photo might have taken the edge of the higher...

    The photo might have taken the edge of the higher highlights. Or it might be the lower and mid-tones have too much of the metallic flecks for a transition to stand out. Shading on metallic can...
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    'S'looking lovely. Clean. Bold colours. Eye...

    'S'looking lovely. Clean. Bold colours. Eye catching woodwork.

    If you find yourself needing a bit of diversity amongst the ranks. Like, wanting a 2nd unit to be similar but having something...
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    I got enough hair to spare. :) Have never...

    I got enough hair to spare. :)

    Have never bought into the "father of fantasy" argument. Being a stepping stone or building block, fair enough, some gratitude or recognition for that would be valid...
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    Controversial? *rolls sleeves up* We can do...

    Controversial? *rolls sleeves up* We can do better than that.

    Tolkien is crap. A clever bugger, academic background, good world building, but lacking in author skills. These days his books...
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    I never liked that particular drug. The fuzzy...

    I never liked that particular drug. The fuzzy headed feeling was unpleasant to me, generated a more growly mood. Reverse of what it's supposed to do.
    Guess I'm a reaver.
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    I love the metallics in the model range. The...

    I love the metallics in the model range. The metallic flecks, so much finer. The silver in the Model "air" range in particular, works a treat for the layering method in applying the silvery...
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    GW have a few new paints out in their technical...

    GW have a few new paints out in their technical range. One of them would suit. Agrellan Earth. There's a vid showing it off.
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    Have a merry one all. Enjoy the chrimbo specials...

    Have a merry one all. Enjoy the chrimbo specials on telly. :)
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    For orcs I tend to favour a mix of yellow and...

    For orcs I tend to favour a mix of yellow and white as highlights. After a Dark Green moving into a bold green (that isn't pastel or too blue), moving up with the white/yellow mix is nummy. Gobbos...
  167. Thread: Royal Mail

    by Wyrmypops
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    Royal Mail

    Mostly for the Brits, you's heard about the Royal Mail getting daft? They're no longer letting packages go with more than 4 paints in.

    There's a facebook page with updates on the back and forth...
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    Someone should do a DVD dealing with Kickstarter...

    Someone should do a DVD dealing with Kickstarter addiction, but how to get it funded? ;)
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    The mermaids made me think of comic books. They...

    The mermaids made me think of comic books. They started with flat colours with thick black lines to provide the definition, then you got broken up lines and cross hatching upon those flat colours,...
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    It's geeky. Being an aspect of geekdom, I find it...

    It's geeky. Being an aspect of geekdom, I find it too joyful, jubilant, glorious and exultant to be embarrassed about it. Any negative feeling towards it shan't get through my geeky armour and may...
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    Indeedy. I tend to kick off with something...

    Indeedy. I tend to kick off with something pleasant, finding something to praise can be as simple as colour choices. It creates an atmosphere, a different one that opening with negativity would...
  172. Thread: Gamemaster

    by Wyrmypops
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    That turning into a zombie thing, think one of...

    That turning into a zombie thing, think one of the expansions bring that in. Hence all the zombivor models of the heroes.

    Other than that, nah don't reckon Zombicide is ripe for a GM. Aside from...
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    Could look up Sedition Wars, the bigger freaky...

    Could look up Sedition Wars, the bigger freaky monsters might suit. Or the plague range for Mantic' s Deadzone game.

    Or could go for the toxic and/or berserk variants of the Abomination that the...
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    Drybrushing is hard on brushes. There are brushes...

    Drybrushing is hard on brushes. There are brushes made for the purpose, though often folk use a brush that has frayed too far past normal use and gets relegated to the drybrushing technique.
    You...
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    The cape looks to have some interesting stuff...

    The cape looks to have some interesting stuff going on, any close ups?
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    Blimey! Ruddy amazing. And without a lot of the...

    Blimey! Ruddy amazing. And without a lot of the frippery we typically lavish on minis. Pop-art has come to minis.
  177. Thread: Wannda help

    by Wyrmypops
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    Although she gets "slippery" later, allowing her...

    Although she gets "slippery" later, allowing her to ignore the zombies then.
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    Dullcote is from Testors, a highly regarded matt...

    Dullcote is from Testors, a highly regarded matt finishing spray which can be a bugger to actually find. I've got mine from http://www.antenocitisworkshop.com/ The Army Painter matt spray will start...
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    In addition to thinned paints, a bit of brush and...

    In addition to thinned paints, a bit of brush and paint control has to get involved. With however much paint is loaded on the brush, its dampness, whether the surface is dry, it all affects what'll...
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    Back when GW did the whole chapter for a Games...

    Back when GW did the whole chapter for a Games Day the work was spread around. Each store had to bang out a squad to a shared low standard, with Eavy Metal doing the fancy squads - think they were...
  181. Thread: New on CMON

    by Wyrmypops
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    Wotcha. :beerwave:

    Wotcha. :beerwave:
  182. Overall, contrast is something to work on. That...

    Overall, contrast is something to work on. That red is well done. A difficult technique you wrestled into submission there. And red can be a problem colour too. Could go higher with another highlight...
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    An agitator might help. I plonk a BBgun pellet...

    An agitator might help. I plonk a BBgun pellet into mine to help wake the paint with a good shake.

    There's also retarded that could help. I use a slow-dri and flow-aid from Liquitex in my water.
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    C'mon had a sale on that included Andrea paints....

    C'mon had a sale on that included Andrea paints. Picked up a couple and don't regret it. Mostly as they were colours that filled a gap (dark orange and terracotta). They're just like any regular...
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    Have you seen the mini by Hasslefree of a...

    Have you seen the mini by Hasslefree of a grizzled chap sporting an axe with butterfly shaped blades?
  186. You ain't alone in finding skin a particular...

    You ain't alone in finding skin a particular issue. I remember being there, took me a month or two just working on it. S'gonna be easier for you, internet articles didn't exist when I wrestled with...
  187. Thread: WIP Nsolver.

    by Wyrmypops
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    Considered a Metallic Blue paint for the armour?...

    Considered a Metallic Blue paint for the armour? With those metallic, just need to highlight with silver and make the shadows have less metallic flecks showing, dark inks can dull them down.

    That...
  188. I've never enjoyed basing my minis, but one thing...

    I've never enjoyed basing my minis, but one thing to do with sand or gravel is to cover it in the thin pva after it's stuck down. Helps keep it in place, also smooth it a bit to look less like sand...
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    Product sounds interesting, but was that advert a...

    Product sounds interesting, but was that advert a parody of the shopping channels that didn't go far enough with the funny, or a peculiarly styled advert for the hobby?
  190. Excellent. Even got the rust streaks down.:good:

    Excellent. Even got the rust streaks down.:good:
  191. Stippling would be a nifty way to apply some...

    Stippling would be a nifty way to apply some manky effects. It introduces a random element that helps sell the natural build up of the mankyness.

    There's a lot of way to go about slapping some...
  192. That "rocky" effect is an aspect of drybrushing....

    That "rocky" effect is an aspect of drybrushing. It's great for areas with lots of raised detail, like hair/fur/chainmail - but on areas that are more flat it'll pick up on tiny specks and build up...
  193. Nice first go for the return. :guitar:Bold...

    Nice first go for the return. :guitar:Bold colour choices, and clean (keeping in the lines). Exciting times ahead, with all that action to come on the learning curve. For that, there's a sticky...
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    I'd say, wing it. Paints are cheap enough not to...

    I'd say, wing it. Paints are cheap enough not to worry about. I buy paints based on reviews, whimsy, and the names of them. The online swatches are only semi-helpful what with the photography/monitor...
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    That's a particularly lush bit of metallic. Juicy...

    That's a particularly lush bit of metallic. Juicy and crisp.
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    The Slow-dri says 25% it to water, while the...

    The Slow-dri says 25% it to water, while the Flow-aid says 1 part to 20 of water. So I picked up some syringes off Ebay to get it right and went with the 20 parts (ml) water to 1 of Flow-Aid and 5 of...
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    I've done that. Made an eye dropper bottle with...

    I've done that. Made an eye dropper bottle with the ratios of slowdri and flowaid to distilled water (am in a hard water area so the distilled makes a difference).

    I honestly don't notice much of...
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    For Necromunda I've found the thing is the...

    For Necromunda I've found the thing is the ladders. Making the scenery connected, and on the multiple levels. Scratching together one ladder for one bit of terrain is easy/cheap enough, but enough...
  199. Sand ain't something I can imagine running out...

    Sand ain't something I can imagine running out of, but were it to happen I might take a wander around a building supplies shop with a small tub in my pocket. Bags split all the time, they'll be...
  200. Thread: Happy Ending

    by Wyrmypops
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    'S'my favourite youtube channel. Greg's a...

    'S'my favourite youtube channel. Greg's a gloriously silly bugger. :)
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