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  1. I love this. I am a huge TWoM fan too and very...

    I love this. I am a huge TWoM fan too and very much looking forward to the board game! I really think you've captured the overly feel of TWoM here! Great job.
  2. Thread: Miniature Mentor

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    I mailed them and got a reply:

    I mailed them and got a reply:
  3. Thread: Miniature Mentor

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    I never even bothered to check how much the...

    I never even bothered to check how much the videos cost without the sub, I just assumed it was cheaper to sub! I may go ahead and cancel then just buy them separately since some of the sculpting...
  4. Thread: Miniature Mentor

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    Miniature Mentor

    Hi folks! Long time no post.

    I had a bit of search around the forums and probably my search-fu is OFF, but:

    Does anyone know whats going on with Miniature Mentors tutorial series? The last...
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    Are the edge paints limited edition for good? I...

    Are the edge paints limited edition for good? I thought about buying these too but if I get used to using them then can't repurchase further down the line I'll probably give them a miss :>
  6. Thread: Striking Scorpion

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    Love it! Watch colours did you use!?

    Love it! Watch colours did you use!?
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    There are two specific Japanese products I can...

    There are two specific Japanese products I can recommend:

    Gaianotes Oxide Red: http://www.1999.co.jp/10143967
    Mr Surfacers Oxide Red: http://www.1999.co.jp/10199260
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    I thought I'd be a hipster and post a video :> ...

    I thought I'd be a hipster and post a video :>

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T22gB_eFC6g
  9. A sex change means you give your minis away? ...

    A sex change means you give your minis away? Just kidding :D tbh, getting married and having kids didn't change my hobby at all.
  10. Thread: UKGD 2012 Entry

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    I think it looks great and reminds me of the...

    I think it looks great and reminds me of the Chaos miniatures in the MASTERCLASS paint guide.. One criticism is that the base is a little bland.
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    Great stuff thanks!

    Great stuff thanks!
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    Excellent tut! I asked on Youtube also but what...

    Excellent tut! I asked on Youtube also but what do you thin your VGC with before airbrushing?
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    +1 for people actual paying for a CMON sub vs...

    +1 for people actual paying for a CMON sub vs paying for White Dwarf. but as always, I will give it a chance, but this time, only 1 chance. Not much for the painter lately and I'm all for making...
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    This is especially common in the Gundam community...

    This is especially common in the Gundam community but unfortunately most of the guides I can link are in Japanese however some google searches pop up some interesting English stuff right away:
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    Is there going to be a downloadable version of...

    Is there going to be a downloadable version of this, Marike?
  16. is there going to be a downloadable version of...

    is there going to be a downloadable version of this like the other Masterclass?
  17. "swish" the brush in the water, don't scrape it...

    "swish" the brush in the water, don't scrape it if you can avoid it.. I do this:

    1) swish paint off brush with a quick action (!)
    2) wipe sideways on paper towel or a normal hand towel
    3) make...
  18. Yeah X20 or even X20A are no good with 'normal'...

    Yeah X20 or even X20A are no good with 'normal' acrylics. I use a 50/50 mix of magic mix (water + Windex or the UK version which I have 2 bottles of and can't remember the name), water works fine...
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    Years ago (before I came to JPN) I would have...

    Years ago (before I came to JPN) I would have sounded exactly like Roger (I'm from Chesterfield also), but since I've been in Japan my accent has completely disappeared since I make (made?) a...
  20. Thread: @washing models

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    The new shades are deffo shinier, and thinner...

    The new shades are deffo shinier, and thinner than before. Overall I think they're better though but they do have more trouble staying in recesses so I lay the model flat sometimes. Matte medium...
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    I love these threads, there is ALWAYS someone...

    I love these threads, there is ALWAYS someone that will know it no matter how obscure it is :D that's what makes these forums so awesome ^^
  22. Thread: Omg!

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    Wow, the tank seems very Metal Slug influenced? ...

    Wow, the tank seems very Metal Slug influenced? So much that I want it.. bad. :D
  23. Thread: Goodbye Alcohol.

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    I'm not totally alcohol free I will drink if...

    I'm not totally alcohol free I will drink if there is a good reason (and it has to be a good reason) but I quit drinking when I was about 24 since I decided to get in shape.. best thing I ever did.
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    As always thanks for this! Free goodness is...

    As always thanks for this! Free goodness is always welcome :D
  25. Nice find, Zaph! :D

    Nice find, Zaph! :D
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    I think it looks awesome. You can tell if you...

    I think it looks awesome. You can tell if you spent more time on the blends it would have turned out even better but it looks fine. I feel the face could use a little more shading but it depends on...
  27. Thread: DumbAss Days

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    Herb: Done that one with school... one shoe and 1...

    Herb: Done that one with school... one shoe and 1 trainer! and didn't notice until I got to school!

    Skraaal: SO MANY TIMES! I hope it wasn't too hot :D:D

    How many people have either washed...
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    Looks great to me. I would go over some of the...

    Looks great to me. I would go over some of the drybrushed areas with some solid layers just to tidy it up a bit. Also paint the side of the base black. it looks kinda messy right now from the...
  29. Thread: DumbAss Days

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    I dunno if it's dumb or just plain embarrassing...

    I dunno if it's dumb or just plain embarrassing but this is one of my classics. At uni most of my friends were located in halls and being Comp Sci students we naturally had a LANs and played games...
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    Gutted.. I used to live about 20 mins from...

    Gutted.. I used to live about 20 mins from Mansfield and Maelstrom Games. Bit far from Japan though. Wish some of the painters would come here sometime! :D
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    The cricket bat is awesome! the ball marks on...

    The cricket bat is awesome! the ball marks on the middle and the green / dirt on the toe! the willow colour is spot on too.
  32. Thread: Flameon WIP's

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    The black armour is amazing!! which colours did...

    The black armour is amazing!! which colours did you use?

    -- edit

    After actually opening my eyes I see you only used black and white.. incredible!
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    I think it looks great, especially the sword. I...

    I think it looks great, especially the sword. I often see this miniature painted with a very dark "real" feel so it's nice to see it 'pop' a little for once! I have this mini too but don't have the...
  34. Thread: BSG Mk VII Viper

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    Oops double post but; Do you wax/compound the...

    Oops double post but; Do you wax/compound the plastics at all? Nice and shiny~!
  35. Thread: BSG Mk VII Viper

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    I love the front/nose! Looks like it's been...

    I love the front/nose! Looks like it's been though a number of battles!!
  36. Thread: non GW paints

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    Just to go without what pretty much everyone else...

    Just to go without what pretty much everyone else has said; I really a mixture of them all.. I love P3 the most as they go through my airbrush pretty well too but I hate their black and white and...
  37. Thread: help :(

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    The... chroma... .. . ? it seems I...

    The... chroma... .. . ? it seems I have much to learn :D
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    Looks excellent! The only thing is the ground...

    Looks excellent! The only thing is the ground colour vs the reflections on the armour SENMM could be more similar to the ground colour. To me it looks like he's stood in a desert but then I noticed...
  39. Thread: Jade Wizard

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    Solid paint job, I think if you took the HL's one...

    Solid paint job, I think if you took the HL's one step further it would REALLY pop and look great!
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    Wouldn't decals be OK? I noticed you said you...

    Wouldn't decals be OK? I noticed you said you didn't want to do them free hand so it doesn't matter if they're only "2D" ??
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    ですですです。 Learning J is awesome, especially when...

    ですですです。 Learning J is awesome, especially when you delve into kanji (well not 1kyuu kanji but joyo-ish level). Such an easy language to speak since it's rules are so loose.. Especially in Osaka...
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    Great job, the only thing that doesn't convince...

    Great job, the only thing that doesn't convince me is the chips. I think it might be the white line below is too thick? perhaps.. hmm :D
  43. Thread: CMON site hacked

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    Tell me about it, I've been with this school a...

    Tell me about it, I've been with this school a year (and therefore inmotion) and I have to say, they're pretty lame. 4 outages and hacked via their servers, not my site TWICE now. Very poor.
  44. Thread: CMON site hacked

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    My sites too, are hosted on inmotion. The fix...

    My sites too, are hosted on inmotion. The fix was pretty easy though since he scripted something to replace /index files only. Thankfully it just meant restoring everything from an original Joomla...
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    Woo congrats :D

    Woo congrats :D
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    Yeah checking Ikea now but can't find something...

    Yeah checking Ikea now but can't find something similar (though I HAVE seen it in the store before a while back!)
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    Wife, son, son-in-law, me - in the Wembley Press...

    Wife, son, son-in-law, me - in the Wembley Press room no less!

    8329
  48. I pre-ordered and waiting :D Looking forward to...

    I pre-ordered and waiting :D Looking forward to getting it and playing!!
  49. Thread: Quick Question

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    You asked for C&C then get very defensive. ...

    You asked for C&C then get very defensive. Learning to accept C&C and applying what you've learnt will 100% ABSOLUTELY make you a better painter. I like the red and it's probably the photo but it's...
  50. Thread: Quick Question

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    I agree, be careful when criticising! Remember...

    I agree, be careful when criticising! Remember ratings are extremely subjective and you shouldn't even be worrying about .6/.7 of a mark. Whether mud looks better or not depends ENTIRELY on what your...
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    From one Gareth to another; rest in peace, buddy.

    From one Gareth to another; rest in peace, buddy.
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    I recommend looking into a decent CMS like Joomla...

    I recommend looking into a decent CMS like Joomla or Drupal then, consider adding on a e-commerce package once you have the CMS up and running. I love Joomla and both my schools site run off it!
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    Testors is very very popular but I've had the...

    Testors is very very popular but I've had the same accidental finish before. I use a product called Mr Super Clear Flat (UV Cut), whilst it may do the same thing as other products I've NEVER had an...
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    What mini is the top of your current WANT list?...

    What mini is the top of your current WANT list? Sgt Connor (Andrea)

    What mini are you currently painting? Far too many to list but 'most' finished are the Menoth Cinerators

    Current favorite...
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    Exchange rates aside, shouldn't GW be active in...

    Exchange rates aside, shouldn't GW be active in maintain stable prices.. y'know, instead of shutting us off totally with the EU embargo? Thanks for that one too, GW. Did I mention I'm done with...
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    QFT! I had a look inside some of the blister...

    QFT! I had a look inside some of the blister packs here in Japan. They're not bad, but it really is the luck of the draw. Did I mention I have to pay 2500 Yen for the new elf leader guy? That's...
  57. Thread: Perfectionsim?

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    Without a doubt, it's just the "learning" part...

    Without a doubt, it's just the "learning" part that is hard :D

    I've definately mellowed with age, but some part of me still wants to be 18! (I'm 31 now). I really think it's just a matter of...
  58. Thread: Perfectionsim?

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    Perfectionsim?

    Hi folks, random babbling time. I don't know what it is with me sometimes but often I always try to seek perfectionism when I know that I don't have the time or effort to achieve it leading to a...
  59. Thread: Portal Magazine 9

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    Thank you.

    Thank you.
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    in Japan it's called a "chaneru" or "channel",...

    in Japan it's called a "chaneru" or "channel", well maybe just Osaka with their crazy dialect :D
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    I just saw this in my feed from Andrea... This is...

    I just saw this in my feed from Andrea... This is first MUST BUY I've seen in a while. I can't wait to see the colour variations people come up with!
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    Makes sense to add the purple in there! I will...

    Makes sense to add the purple in there! I will give it a try since my marines just are just basecoated atm :>
  63. Thread: Japan

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    I hope their folks in Sendai are doing OK.. the...

    I hope their folks in Sendai are doing OK.. the resolve of the Japanese people is amazing really. Some news interviews are like "so what will you do now?", he just replied "we will clean it up, and...
  64. Thread: Japan

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    Thanks for the concern, guys :) I'm fine though...

    Thanks for the concern, guys :) I'm fine though psychologically a little all over the place. I'm in Osaka but we felt the big one. Our school is on the 9th floor of a building and it was swaying...
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    VERRRY nice! How do you paint the reds?

    VERRRY nice! How do you paint the reds?
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    pity this is a huge lot, some of the menoth stuff...

    pity this is a huge lot, some of the menoth stuff I'd like :<
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    I'd score better if: I actually painted a...

    I'd score better if:

    I actually painted a display miniature

    no time at all at home because of the little miniature that almost 2 :D
  68. Thread: what a weekend

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    I approve of this post! :D

    I approve of this post! :D
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    I've deffo noticed it slowing down over the past...

    I've deffo noticed it slowing down over the past year or so. I too, am on and off the site unfortunately. I guess some people stick to certain forums too. I spend a lot of time reading the WIP...
  70. Top stuff! I love TMM for Rackham! I have this...

    Top stuff! I love TMM for Rackham! I have this mini to paint also.. but everyone paints him so much better that I'm scared to try :D
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    Wow, thanks. I've only just found out about...

    Wow, thanks. I've only just found out about this. Thank you.
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    This style works very well for Brets imo! Good...

    This style works very well for Brets imo! Good job. What colours did you use for the gold and silver?
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    When ever I see something painted by Daz Latham I...

    When ever I see something painted by Daz Latham I literally want to run home and pick up a brush. Great team! They should let them run GW ;)
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    I hope they realise that THEIR actions just cost...

    I hope they realise that THEIR actions just cost them another customer... I really wonder if the retail stores do more damage than good.
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    in my collection it's probably the Dire Troll...

    in my collection it's probably the Dire Troll Mauler Extreme... HEAVY for a tabletop mini
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    Yep, the NMM is great, the rest of the mini needs...

    Yep, the NMM is great, the rest of the mini needs a bit more! Great NMM! Did you follow Matt's guide?
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    I dread going into GW these days (when I'm back...

    I dread going into GW these days (when I'm back in the UK). Usually I would go to Meadowhall's store.. Last time I was almost FORCED into pre ordering the 8th edition book.

    "but I live in...
  78. You mean the dirt? Looking at some of them it...

    You mean the dirt? Looking at some of them it looks like the same colour as the deep shades on a few of the figures.. so more bastion grey. One of them has a reddish brown stain so something like...
  79. I don't think they're cleanly cast at all (though...

    I don't think they're cleanly cast at all (though I haven't looked at mine for a while).. they would need some cleaning.

    I'm in 2 minds whether to paint mine or not since the people I'll be...
  80. Thread: Multi Tasking

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    If I am painting a display miniature.. only 1. ...

    If I am painting a display miniature.. only 1. Gaming miniatures.. I will paint the whole unit at once, even if it's 20+ figs.
  81. With P3, for the whites... I recommend something...

    With P3, for the whites... I recommend something along the lines of.

    Basecoat: Menoth White Base
    Shade: Bastion Grey (or thrall flesh too for a more greeny shade)
    Highlight: MWB + Menoth White...
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    Not much to say! Great reds, keep going like you...

    Not much to say! Great reds, keep going like you are and it should turn out great!
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    I guess in someways I do OT since Japan always...

    I guess in someways I do OT since Japan always manages to milk an extra hour out of you; I work 8:30 to 5:30 since breaks aren't considered working time (to qualify for insurance at least).
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    I try to avoid doing any overtime at all costs. ...

    I try to avoid doing any overtime at all costs. My take is this; if they need their staff to bust their asses doing extra hours.. then hire more staff. I love my job very much but the work is...
  85. I love me some MaK! I've had the pleasure of...

    I love me some MaK! I've had the pleasure of meeting and talking to Yokoyama-san also!! Looking forward to see how this comes out! When my son is a bit bigger and I can crack out the airbrush...
  86. Thread: Post count

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    I thought the same thing, Matt.. some how DBs...

    I thought the same thing, Matt.. some how DBs have been merged perhaps. I think it's a good move if so! :D
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    I don't think I have many CMON peeps on Facebook...

    I don't think I have many CMON peeps on Facebook so here we go:

    http://www.facebook.com/gazpalmer
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    The MS-07B-3 Gouf Custom! My favourite suit no...

    The MS-07B-3 Gouf Custom! My favourite suit no less and my favourite series (008th MS Team) also! Packard is my hero!
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    I've only ever owned 2 cars (I use my wife's...

    I've only ever owned 2 cars (I use my wife's piece of POOP in Japan). My favourite out of the 2 was my N regged Saab 900. That thing was built like a tank but so smooth on the motorway!
    ...
  90. Thread: Post count

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    Really? :( I better get posting more then!

    Really? :( I better get posting more then!
  91. Thread: Post count

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    Yep. Oh well, I wanted to get to 1000 under my...

    Yep. Oh well, I wanted to get to 1000 under my own steam but meh... I guess that makes me a freak? Though I've been on and off the site ^^;

    Get investigating Vikey! You're the SUPERMOD!
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    Oooh, nice atmosphere with this one.. Lots of...

    Oooh, nice atmosphere with this one.. Lots of light and the required plant!
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    Oops! Have you done the old "prime with the...

    Oops! Have you done the old "prime with the wrong can" yet? That one is a classic!
  94. Thread: Post count

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    Post count

    Has anyone's post count suddenly increased? I went from 950 to what I have now!

    I was working my way slowly to freak status but someone, or something, has gifted it me early!
  95. Thread: I'm Back

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    Was it really 2 years!? Welcome back!

    Was it really 2 years!? Welcome back!
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    Another golden thread from Matt! Looking forward...

    Another golden thread from Matt! Looking forward to the rest of the article! Now just to find time to try it! the few hours when my kid sleeps maybe? haha
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    Hi there, I have the following Griffin items...

    Hi there,

    I have the following Griffin items for trade/sale,

    Griffin Exorcist GRSP02
    Warstaff of the Griffin: Warriors of the Crusade GREM01X
    Griffin Musician GRMU01
    Inquistor 2 GRGM02...
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    #1 Healthy wife, kid and family! Wife got me...

    #1 Healthy wife, kid and family!

    Wife got me a Gundam also which I was totally chuffed with! T-Shirt and some cash.
  99. Thread: Matt's WIP 2.0

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    Ooo that is one lovely nurgly mess! Love the...

    Ooo that is one lovely nurgly mess! Love the Necron Lord too!!
  100. Thread: Good podcasts

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    What's up with Podhammer? I think it's just the...

    What's up with Podhammer? I think it's just the Ozzie wit not coming through properly! As far as painting and modeling goes, you'll get a lot more mileage from Youtube and the various painting...
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    I kind of suck my brush.. doesn't that count? :/

    I kind of suck my brush.. doesn't that count? :/
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    Also a mention for your Brettonian WIP, Matt. ...

    Also a mention for your Brettonian WIP, Matt. I'm finally painting mine and using your recipes as a guide. It's threads like that that really build this community! Thanks!
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    I'm on and off the site so I don't catch a lot of...

    I'm on and off the site so I don't catch a lot of the drama - I do remember the Margo vs AlexiZ fun though. Also remember AlexiZ going nuts over someone's paint job of Audrey Hepburn saying that...
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    I dig it! I can only echo other people's...

    I dig it! I can only echo other people's opinions and just make it easier to place buildings / other terrain there. Looks evil! :D
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    If you use the citadel wash range on space...

    If you use the citadel wash range on space marines go for it, just reapply the basecoat colour after applying the wash. If you want to make your own washes you can adjust the properties of paint by...
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    Great stuff! Always appreciate videos!

    Great stuff! Always appreciate videos!
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    Gah! Now I have the cantina music in my head...

    Gah! Now I have the cantina music in my head...
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    Haro misuta nyubbu! Many welcomes from...

    Haro misuta nyubbu!

    Many welcomes from nipponz
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    I don't like the earlier ones. Like the ones for...

    I don't like the earlier ones. Like the ones for painting black / white.. because they're not what they say. The black is deep blue and the white is cream. The painting techniques are there...
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    Congrats :D

    Congrats :D
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    Firstly there ARE some great tutorials on...

    Firstly there ARE some great tutorials on Youtube... Check out massive voodoo's channel or awesomepaintjob for some good examples.

    As far as videos go I recommend the following:
    - JBT's DVD...
  112. Thread: Cosplay Genre?

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    I'm also in for steampunk. I get to see cosplay...

    I'm also in for steampunk. I get to see cosplay almost every week since I shop in the nerdy area of Osaka (Nipponbashi or Denden town as it's known). Maids everywhere, random anime chars etc.
  113. Thread: Cosplay Genre?

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    Hey at least you DON'T have to work at the YMCA...

    Hey at least you DON'T have to work at the YMCA (just stay.. and a good feed.. you can do whatever you feel!).

    Mine is a school though but we do have to choose an outfit each morning and sing the...
  114. Thread: A couple of minis

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    I like them both.. Especially the 2nd one. Great...

    I like them both.. Especially the 2nd one. Great story!

    The wolfen is very gritty. I like the reds too. Spend more time shading the metallics and add some sharp highlights on the wep.
    ...
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    I don't have my paints handy but P3 Moldy Ochre...

    I don't have my paints handy but P3 Moldy Ochre might be close (Maybe not brown enough).
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    I lol'd :D

    I lol'd :D
  117. Thread: Moving Paint

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    Yep. Old brush (the citadel ones do just fine!)

    Yep. Old brush (the citadel ones do just fine!)
  118. Thread: Tamiya acylics

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    Beware of the label... Tamiya's acrylic range...

    Beware of the label... Tamiya's acrylic range isn't truly acrylic.. just labeled so to make them appear safe. From an AFV POV they thin much better with the lacquer thinner (yellow top) compared to...
  119. Thread: the wet nurse

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    I have kids, I don't think I would ever want this...

    I have kids, I don't think I would ever want this kind of thing around for them to see... I have to put up with this crap day in day in the book store if you wander into the wrong isle :P I don't...
  120. Thread: Hello!

    by Arma
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    ようこそ~! welcome ^_^

    ようこそ~! welcome ^_^
  121. Thread: Started a bakery!

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    This is awesome. I hope it works out for you...

    This is awesome. I hope it works out for you guys!!
  122. Thread: Why Miniatures?

    by Arma
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    I started a long long time ago when I visited a...

    I started a long long time ago when I visited a friends house and he had a bunch of minis that were pretty well painted. I had a crack and was hooked. Kinda fell off the wagon during uni but when I...
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    in Japan, generally the female takes care of all...

    in Japan, generally the female takes care of all the money and gives her a man an allowance each month based. We kinda do it this way but I just buy things with credit then give her everything...
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    Who are you cheating? This site is called...

    Who are you cheating? This site is called "CoolMiniorNot" not "If you use another painting tool besides a brush it's cheating!". I use an airbrush also for applying basecoats, coloured zen-lighting...
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    Oh wow. JRN on the boards :D

    Oh wow. JRN on the boards :D
  126. Thread: まいどー

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    I think it was the old BBS that caused the...

    I think it was the old BBS that caused the problem, this new BBS is rather swiss :D
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    A) Why are your pets licking your vehicles? B)...

    A) Why are your pets licking your vehicles?
    B) Oh, they're weathered with marmite!
    A) ...
  128. Hi Roger, I've been pretty inactive, eh? ...

    Hi Roger,

    I've been pretty inactive, eh? Still painting when I can but I have a child now! Keeping me busy. It's amazing he's already 1 1/2 years old x_X
  129. Thread: まいどー

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    うわ、新しいBBSで、出来そう! よかった~!

    うわ、新しいBBSで、出来そう! よかった~!
  130. Definitely more sport related miniatures. ...

    Definitely more sport related miniatures. Boxers, Karate guys, etc, etc would be great!
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    TV: (Japanese TV) London Boots / Hearts, Itte-Q,...

    TV: (Japanese TV) London Boots / Hearts, Itte-Q, The Best House, and a bunch of quiz shows

    Music: Hadouken!, Rip Slyme, a lot of Podcasts

    Food: Not much different from my training diet. I...
  132. Super hi-res images of numerous famous art pieces

    http://www.linesandcolors.com/2010/10/04/haltadefinizione-high-resolution-art-images/

    Wow... lots of inspiration here for miniature painting. Some of the detail in the eyes is insane!
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    lol I've done similar things with FDISK in the...

    lol I've done similar things with FDISK in the early days.

    Like Mike I'm also a Network admin... which reminds me.. time for the site backup which I should do at the start of each month! Thanks...
  134. Thread: My latest mini

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    Congrats! The first year disappears before you...

    Congrats! The first year disappears before you know it so make the most of it :D
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    These are great. Thanks!

    These are great. Thanks!
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    Many Welcomes and Internets for you!

    Many Welcomes and Internets for you!
  137. haha I can tell you used a translator for that...

    haha I can tell you used a translator for that one.

    You're trying to say "it's wonderful, it looks real good"?

    それは素晴らしい。すごいいいですね。
  138. Strong reminder to me since my father is getting...

    Strong reminder to me since my father is getting on but still in good health (touch wood). Also a Korean war veteran and a policeman for a full service too. Might have to paint him up something.
    ...
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    Game Forces Magazine

    Hey guys,

    just wanted to get some opinions on Game Forces (The English version). A Japanese stockist has started getting it in so I'm tempted to pick up a few issues...

    Likes / Dislikes?
    ...
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    I really hate it tbh. It's not even a good idea...

    I really hate it tbh. It's not even a good idea either since the fluid in your spine increases injury etc. IIRC optimum times for training are 3 hours after waking or 8 based on CNS response or...
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    Yeah 40k Radio is good stuff too!

    Yeah 40k Radio is good stuff too!
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    Classy metals. The part that really stands out...

    Classy metals. The part that really stands out for me is the bronze on the shoulder pad.
  143. Thread: Disco Grot

    by Arma
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    Awesome :D

    Awesome :D
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    I like him. Could use a little more pop (perhaps...

    I like him. Could use a little more pop (perhaps the photos) but still a solid job. Looks great on the gaming table for sure :D
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    I have a 14 month year old and still find time to...

    I have a 14 month year old and still find time to paint but it's WAY more limited. I have to train at 5am now too. Thank god for a 24hr gyms!

    I figure, if you really want to do something, you...
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    I really like: Iron Agenda (Warmachine and...

    I really like:

    Iron Agenda (Warmachine and Hordes)
    THACO (Guys that made Fellcalls but talk about RPGs amongst other things)
    Podhammer (WHFB)

    I stopped listening to D6 Generation and trying...
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    Girl first, then marriage, then kid (Son's work...

    Girl first, then marriage, then kid (Son's work good.. HE REALLY WANTS TO PAINT MINIS TOO), painting comes back :D
  148. after a close look; It's deffo Ben..

    after a close look; It's deffo Ben..
  149. Thread: VMC issues

    by Arma
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    The "Robart" paint shakers are pretty good too;...

    The "Robart" paint shakers are pretty good too; and save your arms ;D
  150. Thread: Hussard & Uhlan

    by Arma
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    Beautiful!

    Beautiful!
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    So good. How did you paint the hoods and the...

    So good. How did you paint the hoods and the leather/cloth shoulder pads?
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    For all the NMM etc, the thing that really makes...

    For all the NMM etc, the thing that really makes this one for me is the richness and use of the spot colour red... Awesome.
  153. Thread: Lord of Chaos

    by Arma
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    Solid piece. I dig the greens!

    Solid piece. I dig the greens!
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    I think he's looking great. Not an easy mini...

    I think he's looking great. Not an easy mini first up! I would add some very light (almost white) highlights to face to really make it pop. Keep white highlights nice and thin and apply a number...
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    When Japanese summertime comes along; I pray for...

    When Japanese summertime comes along; I pray for English weather!! Screw 90% humidity and 35+ degrees!
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    I love it.. DO WANT.

    I love it.. DO WANT.
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    Yep, I use mine (0.2 nozzle tamiya superfine),...

    Yep, I use mine (0.2 nozzle tamiya superfine), to basecoat minis or provide zenithal highlights. I've found I can get miniatures done much quicker. For example, I recently finished a lot of...
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    Tamiya paints aren't truly acrylic (from what I...

    Tamiya paints aren't truly acrylic (from what I remember reading) and do actually thin much better with lacquer based thinners (I use Mr Color / Gunze thinners and some times Tamiya's own laquer...
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    I subscribed right at the start and didn't have...

    I subscribed right at the start and didn't have to pay the 70$ fee, I figure the tutorials are $20-30 each yet I only pay $8 a month (and when you add in the fact I'm in Japan and the USD is...
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    As Jazz mentions, GW make some great minis, and...

    As Jazz mentions, GW make some great minis, and some incredibly poor ones. This goes for just about any of the miniature companies out there though. Choosing minis can depend on a few factors. ...
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    165 x 5 is v good. I have 150 x 3 but I only...

    165 x 5 is v good. I have 150 x 3 but I only weigh 80kg (12.5 stone)

    Yeah nothing builds upper/middle back like rowing. I also recommend face pulls for rear delts (rarely used exercise). For...
  162. Thread: Another Capricorn

    by Arma
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    I pray my son gets into miniatures! omg the...

    I pray my son gets into miniatures! omg the excuses... BUT ITS FOR MY SON!!! :D

    Happy Birthday :)
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    Christmas isn't such a big deal in Japan so I...

    Christmas isn't such a big deal in Japan so I actually didn't get anything and told my family back in the UK to spend any money on the kids.

    I have the best presents ever though :D My 10 month...
  164. Thread: Konnichiha!

    by Arma
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    このbbs日本語いけるかな? 俺日本にすんでるイギリス人! よろしくー

    このbbs日本語いけるかな?

    俺日本にすんでるイギリス人! よろしくー
  165. Thread: Dream Jobs

    by Arma
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    Short answer: no, but I am very good friends with...

    Short answer: no, but I am very good friends with the recruiter here. Right now they\'re only hiring within Japan (which is lame since people that are here already have jobs). If you\'re serious...
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    Always a pleasure to read this thread! the older...

    Always a pleasure to read this thread! the older Bret models are so good as well.
  167. Thread: Dream Jobs

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    You can! CMON members get free membership!

    You can! CMON members get free membership!
  168. Thread: Dream Jobs

    by Arma
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    1) network administrator for an English school in...

    1) network administrator for an English school in Japan.

    2) My own gym geared for bodybuilders, power lifters and strength athletes. i.e. no muppets on phones, spandex clad time wasters, masses...
  169. That\'s awesome, Shawn. I would have stopped to...

    That\'s awesome, Shawn. I would have stopped to have a chat, I reckon.

    Isn\'t Band of Brothers about the 101 too? I remember one episode (early in the series) about Bastogne.

    I\'ve really...
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    UFC 99: Really good show Favourite Tank:...

    UFC 99: Really good show
    Favourite Tank: Russian T34-76 Mod
    Favourite Movie: The Big Lebowski
    Today\'s Weather: Humid but nice
    Today\'s Lunch: Chicken Rice Brocolli
  171. Thread: Member Pictures

    by Arma
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    [/i] Thanks, TBS. Yeah I\'ve gained a lot of...

    [/i]

    Thanks, TBS. Yeah I\'ve gained a lot of size lately, and a bunch of fat as well ;) . Before I was really concerned with gaining body fat and would spend 3 months trying to grow then get...
  172. Thread: Google documents

    by Arma
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    I use a lot of googles tools including documents....

    I use a lot of googles tools including documents. I used to carry an HDD around with me with various documents (minis, finances, etc) but now I can manage them from one central location.

    Google...
  173. Thread: exams are over

    by Arma
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    Yes! Don\'t waste the time though! You\'ll...

    Yes! Don\'t waste the time though! You\'ll regret it when you\'re older ;)
  174. Thread: Member Pictures

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    3 months on and I\'ll still shocked and...

    3 months on and I\'ll still shocked and frightened! I\'m a big oaf and worry about dropping him or tripping over something lol

    I can\'t deny he\'s mine though! My wife is Japanese yet he looks...
  175. Thread: Trip to Paris

    by Arma
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    ugh double post, sorry.

    ugh double post, sorry.
  176. Thread: Trip to Paris

    by Arma
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    x3 on StarPlayer + Notre Dame. Some of the minis...

    x3 on StarPlayer + Notre Dame. Some of the minis in the window at SP are awesome. I bought a whole lot of Ravage while I was there too ;)
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    Food and sleep are key factors for me. I train a...

    Food and sleep are key factors for me. I train a lot so missing meals is bad news since it affects my recovery etc

    Body fat also, low body fat (+low carb diets) = completely grey feeling inside. ...
  178. Thread: Member Pictures

    by Arma
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    Me with my newest \'mini\'; Ryan. The reason I...

    Me with my newest \'mini\'; Ryan. The reason I haven\'t been painting or posting much at all lately.

    http://gaz.kicks-ass.net/download/n529709065_2549651_6135915.jpg
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    Weight training... breaking a PR is a great...

    Weight training... breaking a PR is a great feeling. Maybe not so much when you\'re breaking it since you\'re sweating, screaming and bleeding ;)
  180. Speaking of Rackham and Bartertown, I\'ve been...

    Speaking of Rackham and Bartertown, I\'ve been trying to shift a few minis. If anyone is interested I have the following items </hijack>

    Griffins of Akkylannia

    GREM01X War-Staff of The...
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    x2 on Tallarn > Ogryn. I then use Tallarn again,...

    x2 on Tallarn > Ogryn. I then use Tallarn again, then Tallarn + Menoth White Base, then pretty much pure MWB on the high areas (Bridge of nose, over eyes, chin, etc).
  182. Every now and again I think I\'m regaining my...

    Every now and again I think I\'m regaining my faith in humanity then I read something like this. It\'s pretty saddening, to be frank.

    Is this \"happy slap\" a new thing going on the UK?

    I...
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    I would actually pay a decent amount of money to...

    I would actually pay a decent amount of money to sit and watch Daz paint this again. (MAKE A DVD OR SOMETHING!) :D

    If only I still lived in Nottingham! ;)

    Amazing.
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    I\'m a gamer (both miniature and video) too so I...

    I\'m a gamer (both miniature and video) too so I like to listen to popcasts while I paint.

    Some of my favourite are:

    Fell Calls (Warmachine & Hordes)
    Iron Agenda (Warmachine & Hordes)
    D6...
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    Excellent work. Out of interest, what steps...

    Excellent work.

    Out of interest, what steps took you from the chalky problems to this. Was it simply a case of practice, more or less dillution etc? :D
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    I\'ve put a dremel into my fingers or hand a few...

    I\'ve put a dremel into my fingers or hand a few times when drilling smaller pieces.
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    I really like Bartertown.com - but more for...

    I really like Bartertown.com - but more for trading over selling.
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    For sure they need watering down. I tend to go...

    For sure they need watering down. I tend to go about 1:1. They also dry WAAYYY faster than the standard citadel paints. Love the colour range too.
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    I haven\'t done a bleep test for a long long time...

    I haven\'t done a bleep test for a long long time (maybe 10 years now).

    Closest I can get those now is barbell complexes when I\'m dropping weight ;) Puked a few times doing those too! Weee.
  190. Whoa! I love it...:)

    Whoa! I love it...:)
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    Well done, guys. :)

    Well done, guys. :)
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    Gotta love Menoth.. Yours put mine to shame...

    Gotta love Menoth.. Yours put mine to shame though since I tend to blast through my gaming miniatures :D
  193. Thread: Glazing black

    by Arma
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    Yeah. I prefer paint or the new washes...

    Yeah.

    I prefer paint or the new washes aren\'t bad for glazing.
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    I really like tamagoyaki. ...

    I really like tamagoyaki.


    http://www.justhungry.com/files/images/tamagoyaki2.jpg
  195. Thread: Glazing black

    by Arma
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    JRN has a superb black tutorial on his site that...

    JRN has a superb black tutorial on his site that goes into glazing black (and other ways to paint black):

    Linky
  196. Thread: Muscular back

    by Arma
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    Really? What can they do? Dave Henry would...

    Really? What can they do? Dave Henry would still be an absolute beast without AAS I feel... They\'re not a magic bullet that everyone thinks..

    Sorry, whilst almost 100% of IFBB competitors use...
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    Gahaha I lol\'d

    Gahaha I lol\'d
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    I got to watch my wife\'s children enjoy opening...

    I got to watch my wife\'s children enjoy opening the stuff we bought for them then spent the rest of the day at work. Just like today.. sigh.

    Japan just doesn\'t \"do\" xmas :)
  199. Thread: Cheesy Falcon

    by Arma
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    ROFL. That is an epic win right there. ...

    ROFL. That is an epic win right there.

    Cheesy.. literally.
  200. Thread: Muscular back

    by Arma
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    yo, I follow body building (and train myself)....

    yo,

    I follow body building (and train myself).

    Do a search for:

    1) rear double bicep
    2) lat spread
    3) rear lat spread
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