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  1. Thread: Sproket's WIP

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    I always enjoy looking at your thread Sproket....

    I always enjoy looking at your thread Sproket. You do beautiful work, and this is no exception. With regards to the gems on the crest, I agree that they do fade into the crest a little bit, but I...
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    Oils and Dullcoat - What Will Happen?

    I primarily paint with acrylics, but I use a very small amount of oil paint to shade and weather some areas. Can I use dullcoat immediately after painting? Should I wait, and if so, how long? I...
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    It could also be that the tip of your brush is...

    It could also be that the tip of your brush is drying out before you get it to the miniature. If the very tip is dry the paint won't be able to flow off of the brush properly. Next time you have the...
  4. Thread: Tristan's WIP

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    And then there were two. I decided to go the...

    And then there were two. I decided to go the decal route, but I'll be shading and weathering them a little bit to make them look more natural. I think it's the first time I've used a decal since I...
  5. Thread: Tristan's WIP

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    Added some weathering to the first marine and got...

    Added some weathering to the first marine and got started on #2. Trying to decide wether to go the decal or free hand route. I usually free hand everything, but I'm not generally trying to paint a...
  6. Thread: Tristan's WIP

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    Tristan's WIP

    Having not utilized my old WIP, Shakes's 2011 WIP, in what may be approaching years, I decided to start fresh. I don't have much time to paint, but I'm hoping to do more than I have been in recent...
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    Hey Sukigod, If you have it, try using vomit...

    Hey Sukigod,

    If you have it, try using vomit brown for your yellow, then use layers to work up to bleached bone or Vallejo ivory. Once you're finished, go over it with a glaze of liquitex golden...
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    Badger AC910 vs Iwata Smart Jet

    Hi everyone,

    I'm trying to choose a new compressor, and I'm stuck between two models. I'm currently using a hardware model with a 1 gallon air tank, but it's much too loud to run inside. The two...
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    Wrath of Kings Canada

    Hi everyone,

    I just wanted to find out if anyone in Canada had received their wrath of kings pledge? I just checked on CKPM and it says my order is complete, but it also still says stage 1, has no...
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    Fact or fiction regarding Oil paint?

    Hi everyone, I had a quick question regarding Oil paints. I've often heard that it is necessary to seal an acrylic painted miniature with varnish before using oil paints for details, washes,...
  11. Sorry to double post, but here's an update on a...

    Sorry to double post, but here's an update on a very old project that I just picked up again! All work so far done in acrylic.
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  12. Playing around with a bit of oil paint : ) ...

    Playing around with a bit of oil paint : )

    http://i801.photobucket.com/albums/yy300/micro_pocket/null_zps03c5ef0c.jpg
  13. I'd stay away from gloss varnish. Gloss varnish,...

    I'd stay away from gloss varnish. Gloss varnish, while great in some respects, is terrible in others. It will look great from some angles, but from other angles it will add additional glare patterns...
  14. First time I've touched a brush this year, I...

    First time I've touched a brush this year, I think. Feels good to paint again. Just a couple of WIP shots, working on a mordheim group for a campaign, and an elf because I have delusions of painting...
  15. Tamiya matte varnish - the bane of pigments?

    Hey all, I finished a mini a while back and had her on a display base. Much of the work on the display base was done with pigments: rich, earthy, browns and oranges. When I went to seal her I used...
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    I'll give it a whirl!

    I'll give it a whirl!
  17. Thread: Sproket's WIP

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    Hey Sproket, I love your work but have to agree...

    Hey Sproket, I love your work but have to agree with the general consensus, the blood isn't really working. I understand what your going for and think it has potential; however, the lack of realism...
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    Snow effects, I think it's from woodland scenics...

    Snow effects, I think it's from woodland scenics or something, they do a lot of model train stuff and such. Comes in 1L tubs for $16 Canadian, though I'm sure you could find it cheaper or in smaller...
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    Aussie relief mini

    Painted this lovely miniature, provided by Gohkm, for the Aussie relief effort. Have to say it turned out to be a bit of a nightmare and I'm not entirely happy with the end result but I learnt a...
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    Hey, I really like your work! Some great stuff....

    Hey, I really like your work! Some great stuff. Your commission is off to a great start though I feel a couple of things could use work. The thing that really stands out to me is the hands, they look...
  21. Thread: SkelettetS wip

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    Bullz aye has more character! Vrooom kind of...

    Bullz aye has more character! Vrooom kind of sounds like you couldn't think of a name : P

    shakes
  22. Thanks guys, method two isn't an option and...

    Thanks guys, method two isn't an option and method three is what I hope to avoid. I may try method 1!

    shakes
  23. Help; fitting parts to be assembled after painting.

    Hi all, I have a model I've been prepping to paint and I've come to realize that in order to reach all the areas I need to assemble it after painting. Unfortunately it's a resin model and joints...
  24. Thread: Canny's Wip

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    Heya, stuff is looking good! Just a comment on...

    Heya, stuff is looking good! Just a comment on brushes. Everyone has different preference, I use W and N series 7, just my preference. As to size I have many but I do almost all my painting with my 0...
  25. Hey, I wouldn't worry about recast but I do agree...

    Hey, I wouldn't worry about recast but I do agree its not your average pin job. Though I'm not familiar with this model I have had similar experience. My recommendation is to pin them like anything...
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    Hi lussuria! A bunch of people have already given...

    Hi lussuria! A bunch of people have already given great replies but I figured I may as well chip in my two cents!

    There are many criteria on which I judge a model, a few of the big ones are unity,...
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    Thanks for the reply gohkm! Headed to dakka dakka...

    Thanks for the reply gohkm! Headed to dakka dakka now, I was hoping to find something like that on cmon but my searches brought nothing to light.

    shakes
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    Wrath of kings - the plunge

    Hey everyone, I am about to fund the wrath of kings kickstarter and I was hoping to hear what people's thoughts were on the miniatures and system. Are the mini's as awesome as they look? Has anyone...
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    I have to get some proper pics once I finish the...

    I have to get some proper pics once I finish the pants, the skin is a fair bit darker then it is appearing. I think it's because the oils are far glossier then the acrylics I'm used to shooting....
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    WIP with Oil (first time)

    Hey everyone, it's been along time since I've posted anything but just yesterday I saw a video on oil painting for miniatures that brought me huge inspiration. Immediately after seeing the video I...
  31. Thread: Khonner's WIP

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    Hey khonner, it's already been mentioned above...

    Hey khonner, it's already been mentioned above but I feel the need to second it. Tamiya clear red is the ticket for blood effects, only way to go! A couple of things to go along with it are tamiya...
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    If crystella doesn't have one I'm sure I do,...

    If crystella doesn't have one I'm sure I do, never liked the color. Covers poorly and always seems gummy. That being said I don't think I've ever found a gold I really liked working with so it's...
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    Thanks Francesca!

    Thanks Francesca!
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    Does anyone know what state his brush is in when...

    Does anyone know what state his brush is in when he blends the colors together? As in is he using a dry brush or a brush dipped in solvent?

    Cheers, Shakes.
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    Hey Will, always great to see your stuff. The...

    Hey Will, always great to see your stuff. The deathwatch unit has been very inspiring for me. Funnily enough I'm struggling with the same dilemma as you at the moment in terms of wether or not to...
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    Thanks for the reply blackadder! I look forward...

    Thanks for the reply blackadder! I look forward to that tutorial. I'm also wondering if the 3d renders of the t-hawk are available anywhere. If I could get a link that would be awesome!

    Shakes
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    Hey blackadder, love your projects. I was hoping...

    Hey blackadder, love your projects. I was hoping you could give me some advice on where to begin if I wanted to start a similar project. I had previously been working on my own t-hawk and I was happy...
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    Hey Milosh, this is a really interesting subject!...

    Hey Milosh, this is a really interesting subject! It's not something I have ever thought about before but now that I am I have to say that I don't think you should even have the option to vote on old...
  39. Thanks for the prompt answers guys, very helpful!...

    Thanks for the prompt answers guys, very helpful! The reason I was asking about a tank is because I havent been able to find a compressor with a tank that I deemed quiet enough for a reasonable...
  40. Air tank longevity (how long can i spray for at "x" pressure with "y" tank)

    Hey all,

    Slightly strange question which I think I know the answer to but am hoping someone can confirm for me. If I have two compressors, both with 8 gallon air tanks, but one compressor can put...
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    I didnt think citadel actually made a pot primer...

    I didnt think citadel actually made a pot primer anymore? is it a genuine primer or the base black? I dont believe base black is actually meant as a primer.

    Shakes
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    Fantastic as always! The one thing I will say is...

    Fantastic as always! The one thing I will say is that on the back of the armour of her left thigh you have a splotch of orange shading that looks out of place and overpowering, maybe an accident? or...
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    I actually really like how this came out Jason....

    I actually really like how this came out Jason. Do you mind sharing the colors you used for the armor and cloth? I love how de-saturated the colors are, not your typical marine.

    Shakes
  44. SOO impressed right now lol, that's the one : D...

    SOO impressed right now lol, that's the one : D Thanks Bloodhowl!

    Shakes
  45. I think he had redish pants aswell if that rings...

    I think he had redish pants aswell if that rings any bells : P
  46. That would be fantastic bloodhowl! It was from...

    That would be fantastic bloodhowl! It was from the original release and I can't for the life of me figure out what happened to my WD's from around that time lol.

    Cheers, Shakes
  47. Thread: Where im at!!!

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    Looking good, to me these are a big improvement...

    Looking good, to me these are a big improvement on the first minis you put up. There very clean and tidy with no pooling washes. I really like the green on the terminators chests. I also think that...
  48. Hey thanks krulebear! thats awesome. I really...

    Hey thanks krulebear! thats awesome. I really like the Secret Weapon tutorial, it and one other are about the same but the Secret Weapon version offers better pictures and clearer instructions. Will...
  49. /Bump This has been up for nearly a week with...

    /Bump

    This has been up for nearly a week with no reply and I am still hoping to find this pic! If anyone knows of the pic I mean and is able to post it, it would be awesome!

    Thanks all, Shakes.
  50. Thanks for the reply paintforfun, I just wanted...

    Thanks for the reply paintforfun, I just wanted to clarify that neither of the space wolfs are mine but are painted by karaikal and dieguete respectively. I am simply trying to recreate a base in a...
  51. Hey all, haven't touched Yarry in a while though...

    Hey all, haven't touched Yarry in a while though I did do some more small details. At the moment I'm actually working on a hypothetical ogre army, hypothetical as I am an extremely slow painter and...
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    I personally like both blades! I liked the...

    I personally like both blades! I liked the texture the first brought to the model and the style it was done it, very vibrant yet still obviously still worn. It was set apart from the usual due to...
  53. Thread: Where im at!!!

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    Looking good, all very tidy. Librarian looks...

    Looking good, all very tidy. Librarian looks great. I think he's the best work you've posted so far!!

    Shakes
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    Hey DFB, it looks great. Can you tell me where...

    Hey DFB, it looks great. Can you tell me where abbadon and angron are though? I havent been able to find them and I would love to see them!

    Shakes
  55. Thread: Where im at!!!

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    Hey Johnny, pics are a little small for me to...

    Hey Johnny, pics are a little small for me to really make out the details but the one thing I will say is the chaplain is looking markedly better, the dash of color + the crozius no longer looking...
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    Soooo...it's already been said but I picked up a...

    Soooo...it's already been said but I picked up a copy of the new white dwarf yesterday......... /facepalm. What a joke. Nearly half the magazine is new releases from GW and forgeworld. The brief...
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    Thats better! I have to say I am still really...

    Thats better! I have to say I am still really digging the skin though it looks as thought the left arm bicep area had a couple of highlights missed, there a dark green patch where the shadows...
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    Hey DFB, just checking out your ork! Really like...

    Hey DFB, just checking out your ork! Really like how the skin is looking. I would love to see a few clearer images with another view or two, most especially the frontal : D

    Shakes.
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    I'm exceptionally jealous at the moment, I...

    I'm exceptionally jealous at the moment, I haven't seen this model in years and would love to get my hands on one : ) I wonder if hes still available in the collectors range : D if not theres always...
  60. Thread: 10 balls WIP

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    Hey 10ball, I love the eyes lol. Not sure if it's...

    Hey 10ball, I love the eyes lol. Not sure if it's what your after but to me it now looks like his lower lip his quivering now and his eyes are watering up about to ball, so much expression. It's...
  61. Thread: Where im at!!!

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    I'm posting that I feel there table top standard...

    I'm posting that I feel there table top standard because thats my honest opinion. I feel a basic table top should be a clean paintjob exhibiting good brush control, a highlight and a wash. Looking at...
  62. Searching for a specific ogre image! please help.

    Hey guys, I have been searching for the last couple of days for a very specific ogre kingdoms image which was featured in a WD around the time of there release. It was in a white dwarf showcasing...
  63. Thread: Where im at!!!

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    Hey Johnny, looks like your after some crits so I...

    Hey Johnny, looks like your after some crits so I thought I would put down my initial impressions. Firstly it looks like you have good brush control which is key, all your paint is where it belongs...
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    looks like shadow grey and space wolves grey,...

    looks like shadow grey and space wolves grey, what that is in the new colors im not too sure.

    shakes
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    Pardon the pun but is there a point to these...

    Pardon the pun but is there a point to these points? Can I do anything with them? I don't want to be negative but the whole achievement/points thing is quite annoying.
  66. Yarry progress, photo overload

    WooHooo, an update! Everyone loves updates right : D As I mentioned I was feeling stuck on my giant so I went back to working on an old project, Yarry from Enigma. Still not super happy with how...
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    Hello again! So I think my thread name changed...

    Hello again!

    So I think my thread name changed but it wasn't me who did it, was that you Averlorn? Anyway my thread name was "shakes 2011 wip.....3 months late" and it's changed to "shakes...
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    Hi Mrdee, I have to say these look AWESOME! As...

    Hi Mrdee, I have to say these look AWESOME! As many others have said here and elsewhere I hated these when I first saw the box but after seeing what you and skel have done with them I'm biting at the...
  69. Frustrating morning of painting : ( I got myself...

    Frustrating morning of painting : ( I got myself all set up in my new painting area downstairs in the garage where I have a ton of space and as I still wasn't certain where I was going with my giant...
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    After having looked again and tried editing the...

    After having looked again and tried editing the first post I think maybe I am just unable to edit the name of my thread? If there are any other suggestions please let me know, otherwise, o well! Back...
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    lol, I was just about to post something along the...

    lol, I was just about to post something along the lines of where do i find this advanced section that i need to get to to edit my thread....i can only figure out how to edit posts inside the thread....
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    Thanks cassar! I'll try when I get home. ...

    Thanks cassar! I'll try when I get home.

    Shakes

    P.s. I just saw that heavy bolter FW marine and I have to say that heavy bolter is AWESOME!
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    Changing a thread name

    Hey all, I have a WIP thread with a slightly outdated name and I was wondering if there was anyway that I could change the name of said thread to something more current.

    Cheers, shakes
  74. Hey guys! Ive been at something of an impasse...

    Hey guys!

    Ive been at something of an impasse for the last day and a half with my giant. I'm very happy with the banner and how the whole thing is coming together but I haven't been able to...
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    I love where this is going, it's looking great. I...

    I love where this is going, it's looking great. I think if I were painting it I would be tempted to do the blasted end of the pipe in dark metallics; silver and maybe some deep bronze for a couple of...
  76. A couple pics of the giant, doesn't really show...

    A couple pics of the giant, doesn't really show the colors but gives an idea where I'm going with the model.
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  77. Another epicly long overdue update, the locket I...

    Another epicly long overdue update, the locket I was working on was not even close to done for valentines day but I finished in time for her birthday in July lol. Here are a few pictures of how it is...
  78. Hey, not much time to paint lately. Headed down...

    Hey, not much time to paint lately. Headed down to bishop in two days so have been focused on that. That being said I have one little project I started yesterday that I am hoping to get done before I...
  79. Hey there, love the drawings, just have a couple...

    Hey there, love the drawings, just have a couple oh things to say, some of which have already been said. Firstly I think and always have thought that cloven hooves are the most ridiculous thing...
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    Hey, liking the face more now. Scale mail is...

    Hey, liking the face more now. Scale mail is looking very nice, gem would really pop wig a bit of gloss. As for freehand I don't know of any tutorials but my best suggestion would be to sketch out...
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    Firstly I'll start by saying that though it can...

    Firstly I'll start by saying that though it can be hard try not to take feedback as a negative thing but a positive thing, wether it be a compliment or a suggestion on something you could improve!...
  82. Hey, got a little done today. Picture shows it a...

    Hey, got a little done today. Picture shows it a touch bluer then it actually is but you get the idea! Rest of his clothing etc is going to be made up of different tones of brown though his cloak may...
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    Really like how this is shaping up but I'm not...

    Really like how this is shaping up but I'm not entirely sold on the face, especially the hollow between cheek, nose, and eye. I feel the contrast is extreme and it also looks like it jumps from a...
  84. Hey, thanks for the comments guys. Did more work...

    Hey, thanks for the comments guys. Did more work on the base today with sand and got it primed, I'm not sure I like the sand but my gf seems to think it's an improvment and I can't change it now so...
  85. No one else had this problem? If you did have...

    No one else had this problem? If you did have this problem did anyone find a way to fix it on a mini that it had happened to?

    Shakes
  86. Thanks Will, not to sure how it's going to come...

    Thanks Will, not to sure how it's going to come out, not quite Japanese garden but maybe something similar. These will hopefully givea better idea!
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  87. I have a cylindrical miniature holder that I can...

    I have a cylindrical miniature holder that I can take my minis on and off of but I still varnish in between as I tend to brace my mini with my pointer finger while holding the cylinder. This is...
  88. So my sword master is currently on hold due to...

    So my sword master is currently on hold due to Vallejo Matt varnish making paint no longer stick to the model but I have tonight started a base for my Yarry model. Let me know what you think. Plan is...
  89. I don't deny the quality of Citadel, I've been...

    I don't deny the quality of Citadel, I've been collecting Citadel for over 13 years now, infact I currently have three things on my desk and two of them are Citadel. Sigvald and a Sword Master, the...
  90. Hey, not totally what your after but if you want...

    Hey, not totally what your after but if you want nice mini's to do some showcase stuff on I would recommend Enigma, possibly the nicest cast mini's and greatest sculpts I have ever had in my hands. I...
  91. Vallejo acrylic matt varnish paint resistant...........wth

    Hey, I recently picked up a can of Vallejo acrylic matt varnish for use as dullcoat and to protect my minis in between painting stages. I normally use Tamiya matt varnish which is phenomenal but...
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    Hey, your army is coming along really nicely,...

    Hey, your army is coming along really nicely, huge blood angel fan :P I just wanted to offer a small crit on your gems. I think I may have a hard time describing this with words and not pics but I...
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    Hi Mousekiller, it's been ages since your last...

    Hi Mousekiller, it's been ages since your last post and I'm sure you have gotten much input from others in other threads but I think photoshop has made a huge difference to your pics, I would vote...
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    I think that would look really good, make the...

    I think that would look really good, make the gloves pop a little more and I think a cream would look really nice against the color of the robes!

    Shakes
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    Hey Will, really like how this is looking. I...

    Hey Will, really like how this is looking. I especially like the orbs, very nice color and painting! It might just be me but I'm not really feeling the bindings on his braids, they kind of dissapear...
  96. Thread: 10 balls WIP

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    Hey, looking good so far. Would love to see some...

    Hey, looking good so far. Would love to see some clearer photos, so much glare coming off of them it's hard to critique.

    Shakes
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    I want short bristles with a wide resevoir is my...

    I want short bristles with a wide resevoir is my problem, the brushes from W&N that hold the ammount of paint I want, which isn't much, have to long a bristle for my personal painting style. GW...
  98. Thread: DemonQUEST 2012

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    The only thing I don't think it goes with is the...

    The only thing I don't think it goes with is the centagors horn but I don't think it clashes either. All comes down to personal preference in the end, my views on color seem to differ from a lot of...
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    Hey, everyone will have different opinions and...

    Hey, everyone will have different opinions and there all valid, all I can do is give my 2 cents. Brushes are very important, I personally prefer kolinsky sable brushes. I'm not sure but I think the...
  100. Sword blade finished, not really sure what I...

    Sword blade finished, not really sure what I think..... May one down the highlight I have running through the center of the blade so it's not so bright in the middle, let me know what you think.
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  101. Thread: DemonQUEST 2012

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    Hey Chad, I love the horn. I think though it does...

    Hey Chad, I love the horn. I think though it does have a more realistic tone to it that it works very well with the mini and ties in nicely with the base scheme which is a little more barren and...
  102. Thread: Elly's WIP

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    I feel your pain, if our places had been reversed...

    I feel your pain, if our places had been reversed I believe I would feel exactly as you do. Sorry chad :( on the flip side guess how I felt this morning when after leaving that comment I saw the...
  103. Double post again sorry :s do you think I should...

    Double post again sorry :s do you think I should add black or a dark blue or green to shade the sword down. I haven't been able to decide which is why I hadn't yet done it lol.

    Shakes
  104. Hey BPI, thanks for the comments. The sword is...

    Hey BPI, thanks for the comments. The sword is going to get a lot darker to increase the contrast. Currently the darkest color is hawk turquoise but I haven't started shading those quarters yet. Once...
  105. Thread: Elly's WIP

    by shakes
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    Bump! We need an update, even im painting more...

    Bump!
    We need an update, even im painting more then you right now lol.

    Shakes.
  106. Can you be more specific? How do you feel it has...

    Can you be more specific? How do you feel it has been done to death and in what way does in not fit the mini? Mind you I don't disagree I just don't see what I can do to balance it out. I'm hoping as...
  107. Also wanted to add that the colors in the photo...

    Also wanted to add that the colors in the photo are tone wise accurate but slightly darker then in real life. The darkest part of the sword is hawk turquoise and the lightest part is close to pure...
  108. http://i801.photobucket.com/albums/yy300/micro_poc...

    http://i801.photobucket.com/albums/yy300/micro_pocket/november%20december%20wops/1456d8eb.jpg

    Hey all, so I started my first sword master. Not going how I was hoping even after repainting the helm...
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    its a little hard to tell due to the fact that...

    its a little hard to tell due to the fact that the focus point isnt actually resting on the blade but from what i can see it looks flawless. the focus being elsewhere though is changing the exposure...
  110. lookin good! will throw out a small suggestion...

    lookin good! will throw out a small suggestion that may help with the pictures. it looks from the way the natural shadows are falling (paint pot shadows etc) and the way the glare is coming off the...
  111. Hey there, hard to see much due to the low light...

    Hey there, hard to see much due to the low light in the pics but he is looking quite good! I'd love to see a couple more pictures with some brighter light.
  112. Hey, happy new year all! I just picked up an isle...

    Hey, happy new year all! I just picked up an isle of blood starter set from my local gw as theres a few minis in there ive been dying to paint. First up I have a rat ogre and a swordmaster. Problem...
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    Soul Spear, ribbed for your............secure...

    Soul Spear, ribbed for your............secure grip?

    Love how this is coming together, really cool sculpt. I've always loved the soul drinkers and Sarpedon, have done multiple 28mm conversions of...
  114. Thread: Skeletor

    by shakes
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    I'd bet without thought or pause that that is the...

    I'd bet without thought or pause that that is the same miniature, same sculpt, and same detail. It just looks so much different due to the illusion he has created with his highlights. As for cc on...
  115. Hey, just saw your post and thought I'd throw a...

    Hey, just saw your post and thought I'd throw a little criticism your way. First off its a cool looking paint job, its different, uniqe, and eye catching. These are all good and very important...
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    hey, this is a slightly older thread but i wanted...

    hey, this is a slightly older thread but i wanted to throw in my 2 cents on the finecast debate. i feel that a) sinse the big release the quality of fine cast has improved drastically b) yes they are...
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    Hey, lovely mephiston, I was actually just...

    Hey, lovely mephiston, I was actually just wondering what colors you had used on the cream/brown robes. It looks very similar to what I do but not as yellow. I really like it.
  118. Hey, thanks guys, I appreciate the comments! Not...

    Hey, thanks guys, I appreciate the comments! Not getting any painting done right now as usual but am instead trying to learn how to use the airbrush my gf got me for my birthday as well as painting...
  119. The imperial fist and dreadnought arm are for an...

    The imperial fist and dreadnought arm are for an army I am very very slowly working on, sphinx is simply because I like the model, I will most likely sell it when it is complete. Librarian is also...
  120. Hey, once again I have been painting sporadically...

    Hey, once again I have been painting sporadically and posting even less but I have a couple things that I have been working on that I would like to share. Comments and criticism is always sought...
  121. Hmmm, an important note, I don't think I thin as...

    Hmmm, an important note, I don't think I thin as much as most but I always feather with a damp brush. I get a tiny bit of paint on my brush, apply it where I want it, rinse my brush really quick,...
  122. Thanks guys, I've had a hard time finishing...

    Thanks guys, I've had a hard time finishing anything in recent years so I'm making an effort to get through a model lol. My local GW is having a little painting comp and this abbadons is what im...
  123. Hey, as per usual I havent painted anything in...

    Hey, as per usual I havent painted anything in forever but I just started a new project and wanted to put up some pics and get some criticism. Hope you like it....
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    No but ty! He did a second short tutorial after...

    No but ty! He did a second short tutorial after the slayer sword winning model lord graviax. In it he painted a plain chaos warrior shield red showcasing how he had done the red on lord graviax, its...
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    I too am looking for vincent hudon's red glazing...

    I too am looking for vincent hudon's red glazing tutorial, I was hoping someone could pm it to me or post it in the thread.

    cheers
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    That's it! Thank you so much.

    That's it! Thank you so much.
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    2009 games day miniature masterclass

    Hey all, last year 'Eavy Metal did a masterclass on the then current games day model, chaos lord with hand weapon and shield. I
    just spent all evening searching for said article to no avail, I was...
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    Hey, first off your work is absolutely...

    Hey, first off your work is absolutely incredible. Second, does anyone know of a way to translate aliaume's webpage into english? Not a computer person, is there some sort of program that will do it...
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    Hey, sorry to repeat my question, sort of a...

    Hey, sorry to repeat my question, sort of a double post but not really :P How do you go about preping to paint with oils? Do you use a primer and if so can you use the same primer you would use to...
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    what kind of primer would you use for oils? would...

    what kind of primer would you use for oils? would a regular GW primer work or do you need an oil specific primer?

    cheers, shakes
  131. Thread: Blending-NMM

    by shakes
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    Way better! get some hard white glare points and...

    Way better! get some hard white glare points and run the highlights out along the hard edges very thinly with an offwhite, like an I, and you should be set. It's a huge improvement over your previous...
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    Hey, I like all the components of your diorama...

    Hey, I like all the components of your diorama individually but I have to admit that for me it doesn't really come together as a whole, it appears rather static and bland. I think having a different...
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    Hey, with your foundation paint you'll still want...

    Hey, with your foundation paint you'll still want to thin it but not quite as severely, I also wouldn't go direct to white after the foundation. I'd find something in between white and your...
  134. Shakes miniature journey (WIP)

    Hi everyone, haveing not painted or for that matter done anything remotely miniature related in the last 5 or 6 months I decided that as a new years resolution I would begin a new wip thread and find...
  135. Hey there, to me it looks like your best bet...

    Hey there, to me it looks like your best bet would be to get a solid base coat down of something like bleached bone and then start using some thin glazes of something like bestial brown followed by...
  136. Thread: Blending-NMM

    by shakes
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    Hey there, it looks to me as though your off to a...

    Hey there, it looks to me as though your off to a good start but need far more contrast. Contrast is the key to defeating that dreaded concrete look. I personally find gold to be a touch easier but...
  137. Cracks appearing in sculpt after baking, HELP!

    Hey all, I've been working on a sculpt the last week or so and its been going great till today. I'm working with sculpy and I've been baking it at around 150 degrees farenheit opposed to the...
  138. overall its a very nice looking model, your after...

    overall its a very nice looking model, your after criticism though so ill do what i can :P

    -stripes- the stripes look very good but there are some parts that i feel can be improved. the stripes on...
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    really like the model and the paintjob, skin tone...

    really like the model and the paintjob, skin tone is perfect, a tutorial on how you did it would be awesome, i have to say however, that i would be even more excited about a tutorial on the base. \"I...
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    WTT complete empire steamtank

    i have a complete unpainted, unprimed, unassembled metal empire steam tank, this includes the driver. the steamtank is not in its box anymore, if anyone is interested i will post photos. i cant atm...
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    some companies cast with lead which makes small...

    some companies cast with lead which makes small pieces more liable to break. lead however holds fine detail better than pewter or whatever the majority of companies use. personally my 3 favorite mini...
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    aside from GW\'s site i don\'t know of any online...

    aside from GW\'s site i don\'t know of any online sources, however if you can get your hands on last years catalogue it has all the new eldar stuff in it and it shows there sprues, it also has the...
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    apz: absolutely love the skin. something about...

    apz: absolutely love the skin. something about how the tones come together. other parts however, do dissapoint a little. like the axe blade alot but i think some glazes might pull the tones together...
  144. hmm sounds interesting, ill tentatively get in on...

    hmm sounds interesting, ill tentatively get in on this, tight for time though. will start working on conversion tomorrow, nice round time period like september would be nice for a dead-line :P got a...
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    most probable cause that comes to mind is that...

    most probable cause that comes to mind is that you have sprayed from to far away and particles of the matte coat have dried in mid air thus causing the powdery effect on your model. i personally...
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    well hes finished now though im not happy with...

    well hes finished now though im not happy with the NMM gold armor, base, and his arms. i painted till 6am last night to get him done for the painting competition. id appreciate criticism. i dont...
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    posting for cmon comp

    hey, ive only posted one mini on cmon b4. my question is if i submit my cmon 16 entry on the 26th will it get entered in the painting comp or will it take a day to get processed and by that time be...
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    hate to say this when youve come so far but to me...

    hate to say this when youve come so far but to me it looks asthough hes trying to do a point or something. his legs look like a big oval. personal preference ofc, but i feel he would look more...
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    dbl post in my own thread :S so sorry. i was...

    dbl post in my own thread :S so sorry. i was hoping for an opinion of what color to paiunt his big cloak, originally i was gonna paint it a darker tone of red, but now im thinking dark green might...
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    this particular model was done with 1:1:1 blood...

    this particular model was done with 1:1:1 blood red, chaos black, dark angels green (GW paints) then progresively adding blood red to pure blood red, my paint is about 1:1:3 paint/flow medium/water....
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    shakes WIP\'s with finished pics

    my cmon contest 16 mini, struggling to get it done in time. i fairly happy with what ive done so far though i feel much of it has been more rushed than i would like. the free-hand on the shield was...
  152. Thread: Rust effects

    by shakes
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    i personally think the one with the red shoulder...

    i personally think the one with the red shoulder pads looks much more realistic, i do however like the shoulders on the right one more, not because i prefer the scheme but because they look to me, to...
  153. can GS, BS, and milliput be baked like scullpey?

    doing a bit of a conversion and i wanna make the frame with wire/milliput then use GS, BS, and scullpey for details, does anyone know if i can bake GS, BS, and milliput without negative effects?
    ...
  154. Thread: airbrush advice

    by shakes
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    poor brush care i believe, it was very cheap and...

    poor brush care i believe, it was very cheap and i was fairly young, it was all plastic and only had 3 pieces that i can remember. i dont believe i cleaned it well enoughy (though not intentionally)...
  155. Thread: airbrush advice

    by shakes
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    airbrush advice

    ive been with out an air-brush for quite some time now, my old one having worn out, and am considering investing in a new one. my old brush was cheap and i just used it for base-coating, i was hoping...
  156. thanks majestic! that does help, much appreciated...

    thanks majestic! that does help, much appreciated :D

    shakes
  157. soooo, never entered one of these contests before...

    soooo, never entered one of these contests before and im wondering how i go about doing so and when i have to have it finished by, any info would be appreciated.

    shakes
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    thanks guys, much appreciated, i like the sound...

    thanks guys, much appreciated, i like the sound of the last mix but i was more after a boundary line, i know everyone has there preferences and it all depends on paint but i imagine some people in...
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    % of matte medium to juice

    lately ive been trying a new technique inspired by sebastion\'s article on painting urmuth, great tut btw :P anyway, my question is not one of how much to dilute my paint but of how much matte medium...
  160. Thread: Paladin WIP

    by shakes
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    overall, a very clean mini. i have to admit...

    overall, a very clean mini. i have to admit though that 2 parts really pop out at me, the cloak looks phenomenal and the skin is rendered superbly, cloaks what really does it for me though. i think...
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