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    Cool start to the fur pattern on the lion beast....

    Cool start to the fur pattern on the lion beast. Eager to see that weird thing develop.
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    Been adding to the Frankenstein bust when I get a...

    Been adding to the Frankenstein bust when I get a few minutes. Even though it’s a caricature, I wish I hadn’t made the forehead quite so huge, and I wish I had lengthened the nose. Otherwise I’m...
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    ​Great job on the tech priest. I can almost hear...

    ​Great job on the tech priest. I can almost hear him mumbling some nonsense about the Omnissiah.
  4. Thread: Arkaan - WIP

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    ​Congratulations on the major success at Hussar!

    ​Congratulations on the major success at Hussar!
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    Thanks to everyone who voted on Lovecraft. Unless...

    Thanks to everyone who voted on Lovecraft. Unless you’re the one voting 2s. No thanks to you!

    Here’s a start on another project:

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    I’ll see if you can guess who it will become.
  6. Thread: The Bunker

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    ​I like that!

    ​I like that!
  7. Awesome idea with the snow globe. If it were I,...

    Awesome idea with the snow globe. If it were I, I’d reserve some of the snow that will be falling in the globe to use as the snow on the base. That would unify the look, at least. If it’s too big you...
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    Looking good! I like that flat background you’ve...

    Looking good! I like that flat background you’ve done. Excellent work with the backlighting. To me there’s a bit too much blue in the central tree, but you likely plan to harmonize it with other...
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    Ok, now... with eyebrows! Here’s my finished...

    Ok, now... with eyebrows! Here’s my finished Lovecraft bust if you’d like to vote or comment.

    http://www.coolminiornot.com/443530
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    Thanks for all your kind words, guys. So nice to...

    Thanks for all your kind words, guys. So nice to get that support!

    g0rb, I would say I painted the eyes & lips, then on the lips I glazed back over in the sickly greenish skin tone. I did glaze...
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    Blasted the old devil out in an afternoon. Super...

    Blasted the old devil out in an afternoon. Super fun project.

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    *** Hang tight, I’ve got to fix something!***

    I’ll get a link up for voting tomorrow.
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    Been throwing some paint onto my Lovecraft bust...

    Been throwing some paint onto my Lovecraft bust while the homunculus sleeps.
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    Thanks, friends. 77159 Here is the finished...

    Thanks, friends.

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    Here is the finished sculpture. I decided against giving him any weird mutations or anything, though I might put some tentacles or something on the pedestal. I wanted to...
  14. Thread: Kallfa's WIP

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    Nice looking troll. Wonderful tones & textures...

    Nice looking troll. Wonderful tones & textures and great play of warm & cold colors.
  15. Thread: Graishak WIP

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    Great looking batch of squish’s you’re cooking up!

    Great looking batch of squish’s you’re cooking up!
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    I really like the one in the black bathing suit....

    I really like the one in the black bathing suit. Free from all the usual blood & crud.
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    Thanks, guys. I probably should have listened to...

    Thanks, guys. I probably should have listened to 10Ball. Or, I don’t know, maybe I did! I haven’t worked on the dwarf in a while. If you’ve checked out ToadChapel you know I’ve been drawing...
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    Hey, I don’t know either! Haha! Sorry no...

    Hey, I don’t know either! Haha!

    Sorry no paint. I’ve been drawing monsters, as a few of you may have seen. I’m also trying to conjure an inspiring idea for my Eldritch Elf gift exchange. I’m...
  19. Thread: 10 balls WIP

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    You’re blowing my mind with that demon. There is...

    You’re blowing my mind with that demon. There is so much depth to the fleshtones you’re creating. This is already an incredible piece of painting.
    And I’m glad you’re still knocking out the Hero...
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    Well done, bud. I like that fantasy award. Keep...

    Well done, bud. I like that fantasy award. Keep on truckin at these comps!
  21. Thread: Graishak WIP

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    Coming along nicely. I really like that...

    Coming along nicely. I really like that orange-red you’ve gotten on the boy squig. That’s the boy, right?
  22. Thread: Arkaan - WIP

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    Ambot is looking sharp. Tight color scheme giving...

    Ambot is looking sharp. Tight color scheme giving it a very focused look.
  23. Thread: Sik’s WIP

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    ​Woohoo, that’s awesome. Congratulations, bud....

    ​Woohoo, that’s awesome. Congratulations, bud. You really pushed yourself and took on a huge challenge to realize what you planned, and you absolutely nailed it. Now you’ve got the award to prove it....
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    Thanks for the feedback, guys. And sorry I’ve...

    Thanks for the feedback, guys. And sorry I’ve been AWOL for a while. Bit of a combination of life, work, and mojo. Not mojo generally, just mini painting mojo. Hairster, this is a ZABAART figure, as...
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    Great looking piece so far. You’ve really drawn...

    Great looking piece so far. You’ve really drawn attention to those massive murderous fists!
  26. Looking great, Eki. The colors on that get up are...

    Looking great, Eki. The colors on that get up are looking luscious.
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    What an awesome project. Truly amazing. The one...

    What an awesome project. Truly amazing.
    The one with the dreadnought’s not too bad, either.
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    ​Love that conversion. I admire how you’re...

    ​Love that conversion. I admire how you’re pushing yourself in that direction.
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    I love those little dweeby guys! Looking great,...

    I love those little dweeby guys! Looking great, BaM!
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    ​Very fine painting, Phil!

    ​Very fine painting, Phil!
  31. Thread: 10 balls WIP

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    It looks like he’s growing in a vat. This seems...

    It looks like he’s growing in a vat. This seems very different for you and I like the heck out of it. Outstanding painting!
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    Great job, bud!

    Great job, bud!
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    ​Fantastic result!

    ​Fantastic result!
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    This scene is looking excellent. Wherever you...

    This scene is looking excellent. Wherever you place your minis, you should have a very dramatic diorama.
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    I figured I’d better paint something, and this...

    I figured I’d better paint something, and this fellow was primed & ready to go, so I splashed a little paint on there. I can’t decide whether I like this bust or not, to tell the truth.

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    Great stuff with the foamcutter, and it looks...

    Great stuff with the foamcutter, and it looks like you have a really cool base underway.
  37. Thread: Sik’s WIP

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    Love how big you've gone with this one, Sik. So...

    Love how big you've gone with this one, Sik. So far your ambition & courage with the brush are paying off.
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    ​Looks almost like an illustration. Keep up the...

    ​Looks almost like an illustration. Keep up the bold painting!
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    ​Great work all around, but the sheep still takes...

    ​Great work all around, but the sheep still takes it for me!
  40. Thread: TheLost WIP

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    There will always be another competition you can...

    There will always be another competition you can take it to, and that one will be more satisfying if you bring your best work. I'm eager to see this piece come along.
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    Looking great, BaM-man. Can't wait to see these...

    Looking great, BaM-man. Can't wait to see these guys finished.
  42. ​Great job, bud. You've really done a nice job...

    ​Great job, bud. You've really done a nice job of differentiating all those parts of her outfit.
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    Nice looking demon, bud. His cold blue skin...

    Nice looking demon, bud. His cold blue skin looks perfect with the kind of ice age-y get up he has on.
  44. Thread: Arkaan - WIP

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    Very nice job with Belladonna. Though the color...

    Very nice job with Belladonna. Though the color scheme is bright & powerful, it still looks cohesive.
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    I don’t know what you have planned for the pelts,...

    I don’t know what you have planned for the pelts, etc, but the mostly neutral palette looks very catchy.
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    I shall perhaps add more of both, but here are...

    I shall perhaps add more of both, but here are some tiny bolete mushrooms and a few shoots of grass.
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    ​That is one handsome sheep, pal.

    ​That is one handsome sheep, pal.
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    Hi guys, thanks for stopping in. Graishak, they...

    Hi guys, thanks for stopping in.
    Graishak, they come from Green Stuff World, a British company. If you go over to my website I just posted a picture of the exact punches I used. You can get punches...
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    Still plugging away at this base. There are...

    Still plugging away at this base. There are things I’m not happy with if I regard it as a ‘real’ piece, but it’s been a useful test of the ideas I’m working with, and I’ll continue to try out some...
  50. .She’s so fashion forward I think she needs a...

    .She’s so fashion forward I think she needs a more glamorous gun!
  51. Thread: The Bunker

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    Really cool, Joce, and totally you! Congrats on...

    Really cool, Joce, and totally you! Congrats on making the list, too, that’s a wonderful recognition of your incredible efforts.
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    Oh damn, I love it. Speaker was a brilliant...

    Oh damn, I love it. Speaker was a brilliant idea, like the rest of the project, but the execution really elevates this piece beyond the merely amusing.
    As always, your use of color grabs my...
  53. Thread: MAXXxxx WIPs

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    Hey bud, good to see you. Can you buy the good...

    Hey bud, good to see you. Can you buy the good shades that you like from those you like above, or at least a few of them? If you sampled from all four ranges, perhaps you could identify the brand you...
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    Hi fellas, thanks for stopping by. Glad you’re...

    Hi fellas, thanks for stopping by. Glad you’re enjoying the odd little show I’m running over here!
    So, for all you guys who just can’t get enough WIP shots of dirt painted up to look like dirt......
  55. Looking very nice. I can’t wait to see this one...

    Looking very nice. I can’t wait to see this one all put together.
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    You want that last one? I’ll send it out to you...

    You want that last one? I’ll send it out to you and you can put a mini on there.

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    Here’s another little scene. Figured I might as well do a tree to explain the cool leaves I punch out with...
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    ​I mean what I say and I say what I mean.

    ​I mean what I say and I say what I mean.
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    ​Glorious. Can’t rip off a righteous glam metal...

    ​Glorious. Can’t rip off a righteous glam metal solo without liberal use of the wang bar. Totally rülz, pal.
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    Finished this tiny scene off quickly. I was...

    Finished this tiny scene off quickly. I was mostly interested in trying out an idea for lichen and continuing to work on an effective means to replicate leaf litter on the forest floor. These were...
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    Good job, buddy. Maybe you’ll have a few more of...

    Good job, buddy. Maybe you’ll have a few more of us with you next year!
  61. Thread: Graishak WIP

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    Hey bud, great looking unit. You’ve really been...

    Hey bud, great looking unit. You’ve really been cranking out the pieces lately (something I’ve not been doing!).
    As far as the basing goes, I’ll continue on from what Eki said. I assume the bases...
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    I decided to wrap up the previous scene and move...

    I decided to wrap up the previous scene and move on to the next. These are good little quick projects I can use to practice, experiment, and have fun while still making something that’s pretty cool....
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    Great job with the dread. It’s got tons of...

    Great job with the dread. It’s got tons of personality and vintage kick-assness. It’s hard to imagine a project with more of your fingerprints on it.
    And... you’re making a servitor, obviously.
  64. Thread: Sik’s WIP

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    Nice job with your filthy xenos, pal. The cake...

    Nice job with your filthy xenos, pal.
    The cake topper looks cool, but I can see what you mean about the printing artifacts!
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    Thanks for the feedback, support, and good ideas,...

    Thanks for the feedback, support, and good ideas, gentlemen.
    Lost, good to see you man, I’m eager to watch your latest project develop. Definitely looking cool. I’ve always wanted to try some etched...
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    ​Trippy color/light scheme you have there. He...

    ​Trippy color/light scheme you have there. He looks a little demonic, almost.
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    Love your work. Glad to see you back on the...

    Love your work. Glad to see you back on the forum!
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    ​All the freehand looks terrific, my man.

    ​All the freehand looks terrific, my man.
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    Cool T-Rex. Horn-hat freaks also look nice.

    Cool T-Rex.
    Horn-hat freaks also look nice.
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    Yeah, g0rb, the fern-looking things are the laser...

    Yeah, g0rb, the fern-looking things are the laser cut leaves. I had some actual fake ferns somewhere, but I guess I used them all. They seemed to look a lot better, but still maybe a bit lifeless....
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    Experimentation continues. I’ve tried to add some...

    Experimentation continues. I’ve tried to add some leaf mould. I’m not entirely satisfied with it, but that’s ok. This is a learning piece and I’m going to try some new ideas & techniques out. I’ll...
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    Ready for a mushroom hunt. Obviously this is just...

    Ready for a mushroom hunt. Obviously this is just a start. I’m planning to do a bunch more.
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    I’m waiting for some leaf punches from Green Stuff World so I can experiment with some leaf-based...
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    No doubt those Gitz are hoping to assault my...

    No doubt those Gitz are hoping to assault my peaceful little scene in search of psychedelic mushrumps.
    Here’s a bit of vegetation done. This is sort of an experiment, so some of this may get changed...
  74. I like your funky color scheme. I like what that...

    I like your funky color scheme. I like what that particular shade of green is bringing to the table.
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    Acorns a must, Eki, squirrel or no squirrel. I’ll...

    Acorns a must, Eki, squirrel or no squirrel. I’ll have to find a good way to make them.

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    Production of tiny mushrooms has begun.
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    Most likely nothing, Eki. Maybe a squirrel or...

    Most likely nothing, Eki. Maybe a squirrel or something.
    Here’s a bit of craft paint slopped on with a floppy brush.

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    Here are some cool yellow mushrooms.

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    Those are a preview...
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    It’s been tough to find much time to create...

    It’s been tough to find much time to create anything lately but I’ve got the start of a scene together.

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    It’s now primed and ready for painting & fungal embellishments.
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    ​Looks like a great place to spend many happy...

    ​Looks like a great place to spend many happy hours!
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    Thanks a lot, fellas. I truly appreciate your...

    Thanks a lot, fellas. I truly appreciate your support. It’s such an inspiring experience to see so much fine painting and so many creative ideas, and so exhilarating and fulfilling to see one’s work...
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    Ok, I’ll just say thanks and congratulations in...

    Ok, I’ll just say thanks and congratulations in this thread rather than chasing you guys all around the forum.
    Eki, tough break with judges. I think the fact we all favor the same piece says we’re...
  81. Thread: Kretcher WIP

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    Great project & outstanding basework. The shelves...

    Great project & outstanding basework. The shelves of melting ice are extremely effective. Bravo!
  82. Thread: Sik’s WIP

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    Very nice work. Your attention to detail has...

    Very nice work. Your attention to detail has created a lot of interest.
  83. Thread: Sik’s WIP

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    Looking very nice. I’m rooting for you to get...

    Looking very nice. I’m rooting for you to get this ambitious project done in time for NOVA. So I can see it!
    I think the hair is fine, but the horns are making everything look the same. I’d flip the...
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    Hey bud, welcome to the site. Thanks for sharing...

    Hey bud, welcome to the site. Thanks for sharing your efforts. You’ve definitely got a few good looking minis to show off. As you improve, you’ll be able to look back at these and say ‘why did I...
  85. Thread: Graishak WIP

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    The big ghostmobile thing looks cool. I expect...

    The big ghostmobile thing looks cool. I expect something suitably spooky on that mass of roiling ectoplasm below.
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    Give me the story/idea behind the skyscrapers...

    Give me the story/idea behind the skyscrapers reflected in the boot! ‘General glam-ness’ or something more?

    Also, that sneaky little bit of white you used to frame the zebra stripelets really...
  87. I think the addition of even a single tuft on a...

    I think the addition of even a single tuft on a higher level makes a significant improvement to the overall base. You be the judge on whether further additions would improve upon or detract from what...
  88. It’s pretty bright, Phil! 75317 That’s from my...

    It’s pretty bright, Phil!
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    That’s from my walk this afternoon. Very good Nature around here.
  89. Kind of you to say that, Graishak, and very nice...

    Kind of you to say that, Graishak, and very nice to hear. I’m very much a learner like everyone else, though, and proudly deny any mastery. I hope my bases in five years put my current efforts to...
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    You've all been admiring Andy's virtuoso...

    You've all been admiring Andy's virtuoso treatment of the rust on this model, why not head over to ToadChapel and learn how he did it?

    Thanks, Andy!
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    Head on over to ToadChapel for our latest...

    Head on over to ToadChapel for our latest tutorial, a must-see breakdown of the technique AndyG used to produce the gnarly NMM rust on his wonderful new Black Crow Wraith.
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    Haha, that’s obviously what he’s on about! ...

    Haha, that’s obviously what he’s on about!

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    Mushrumps added.
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    The warm/cold contrast really jumps out at you...

    The warm/cold contrast really jumps out at you due to the extremely limited color scheme. I’d say you hit the mark on that, given what you wanted to pull off. The only thing I’d change about the...
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    I think your solution has improved upon the...

    I think your solution has improved upon the original design. The image I have of him essentially tangled/bound in a web of pipes, cords, chains, wires, etc is great. It will help fill the large space...
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    Thanks, bud. Always love to get your feedback. ...

    Thanks, bud. Always love to get your feedback.

    Here’s more in the way of plants. I painted the moss and added grass & flowers. I’m not sure if this is as far as I’ll go or not. Probably have room...
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    The hands need work. Astounding painting,...

    The hands need work.

    Astounding painting, Bailey. I think you’ve got this whole light placement pretty well down. Is this guy going into a huge pirate orc diorama at some point? Because I seem to...
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    That’s better. Somewhere between the Shire &...

    That’s better. Somewhere between the Shire & Mirkwood, ecologically speaking. More plant life to come.

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  98. Really cool idea with the painter. Stealable even.

    Really cool idea with the painter. Stealable even.
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    Thanks, as always, for the feedback & support. ...

    Thanks, as always, for the feedback & support.

    I’ve not been entirely idle these last few weeks. Elvis Brandybuck (Thanks Kuribo) is moving onto a base all to himself. I’ve just attached him this...
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    A glove, or even a plastic bag over your hand...

    A glove, or even a plastic bag over your hand will help with that, there, bud. Unless you just took a job in a coal mine, in which case congratulations.
    Base looks nice & compliments the figure well.
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    I’m eager to see your larger project unfold.

    I’m eager to see your larger project unfold.
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    Welcome. I’d say it looks great, except for those...

    Welcome. I’d say it looks great, except for those filthy T’au climbing all over it.
    Do you plan more of this sort of project?
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    Looking good. These are good projects to get a...

    Looking good. These are good projects to get a lot of practice in working to a (self-imposed) timeline.
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    Looking great! could you cast the cog and put...

    Looking great!
    could you cast the cog and put one on each side, then retain your original idea of having the chain coming out of them?
  105. Thread: 10 balls WIP

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    You always achieve such great personality in your...

    You always achieve such great personality in your critters. Keep up the fantastic work!
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    Happy birthday, BaM! Hope Janet’s taking you out...

    Happy birthday, BaM! Hope Janet’s taking you out somewhere special.
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    Lots of cool projects lately. I particularly like...

    Lots of cool projects lately. I particularly like that fellow with the book a few posts back.
  108. Thread: Graishak WIP

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    ​Completely kick ass.

    ​Completely kick ass.
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    Absolutely hideous!

    Absolutely hideous!
  110. Thread: The Bunker

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    ​That looks very cool. The choice of colors is...

    ​That looks very cool. The choice of colors is great.
  111. Thread: Graishak WIP

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    Sweet project. I think a bit more highlighting...

    Sweet project. I think a bit more highlighting would help things stand out a more clearly.
  112. Thread: Kretcher WIP

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    Looking good. Cold metallics look very sharp...

    Looking good. Cold metallics look very sharp against that warm skin tone.
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    ​Horribly good. Love those google eyes.

    ​Horribly good. Love those google eyes.
  114. Thread: 10 balls WIP

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    ​I agree with BaM, your duels are fantastic. The...

    ​I agree with BaM, your duels are fantastic. The satiny red looks great.
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    All aspects of this model are out of sight. The...

    All aspects of this model are out of sight. The metals are stupendous, and the drab colors set off his little ornaments perfectly. The shield is wonderfully restrained. I love it.
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    Awesome idea. The backpack, in particular, looks...

    Awesome idea. The backpack, in particular, looks great!
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    Extremely grimdark! Love the idea.

    Extremely grimdark! Love the idea.
  118. Haha, lost in the Warp!

    Haha, lost in the Warp!
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    Congrats, bud! You know, it might be...

    Congrats, bud! You know, it might be 12”x12”x12”... I think you could go second level and fit a few more in there!
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    Thanks Eki. I hit him with a few fleshtone glazes...

    Thanks Eki. I hit him with a few fleshtone glazes to address the purple tint. And yeah, there’s purple on there!
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    Wow, that’s tough. I won’t try to parse the...

    Wow, that’s tough. I won’t try to parse the result, but a silver medal does an injustice to your work. It’s easy to say that the award isn’t important, or that the true reward of the effort is...
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    Well, I ended up repainting more or less the...

    Well, I ended up repainting more or less the whole face. I’m not sure if I’ve improved it any, but I think perhaps he looks a little more hobbit. It’s not perfect, but neither am I. I’ll put a few...
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    Stallar painting & modeling, Hairster. I love the...

    Stallar painting & modeling, Hairster. I love the little dribbles of ooze which tie the monster to the base. The purple chitin stands out beautifully. I very much wish I could hold this one and...
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    Yeah, let’s see these other views. That’s a...

    Yeah, let’s see these other views. That’s a complex project!
  125. Thread: Graishak WIP

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    Great conversion & excellent choice of beaches....

    Great conversion & excellent choice of beaches. Can’t wait to see your inspired next project. Glad the Muse was whispering in your ear as you soaked up the sunshine!
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    Thanks for the feedback, guys. I love to hear...

    Thanks for the feedback, guys. I love to hear from you.
    Gino, yes, that’s a big part of the attitude, trying to incorporate mistakes in the process rather than fear them as disasters from which...
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    Thanks for the tip. I had a look through their...

    Thanks for the tip. I had a look through their range and it looks pretty great. I love dwarves, too! I’m trying to discipline myself to paint the minis I already have, or I’d blow up the budget over...
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    Thanks for the kind words. This guy took a while...

    Thanks for the kind words. This guy took a while to lift off, but he’s coming along pretty well. Here is a shot with the metallic sections complete & a nifty little jewel in his scabbard. You can...
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    Seems like he’s a popular mini again. I’ve...

    Seems like he’s a popular mini again. I’ve painted two and really enjoyed it both times. I really like your version, especially the armor! Good luck in the competition.
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    I really love your ODD. The veins on the hand are...

    I really love your ODD. The veins on the hand are wonderful. He’s a very personal creation, but one that all can admire.
    I’ll be interested to watch that dwarf come along. I’ve never heard of Durgin...
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    I think you should do an ‘Ogre Battle...

    I think you should do an ‘Ogre Battle’ duel as a tribute.
  132. Thread: Arkaan - WIP

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    So with Sister Amalia finished, will you be able...

    So with Sister Amalia finished, will you be able to work on anything? Maybe not painting, but some thing else perhaps, while your finger heals? Hope you’re doing well!
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    Looking nice & nurgly. Especially for a 10 year...

    Looking nice & nurgly. Especially for a 10 year hiatus. The pale skin with the purple bruising is very effective.
  134. Thread: 10 balls WIP

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    Must have been some very stiff competition. Your...

    Must have been some very stiff competition. Your piece was very impressive, both the model itself and the basing. Glad you had fun.
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    Glad the article had been helpful. Your version...

    Glad the article had been helpful. Your version of that great mini is coming along nicely. That combination of all the secondary colors is my favorite!
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    Sorry, can’t help you with the resin. But the...

    Sorry, can’t help you with the resin. But the tree & butterflies look great!
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    Very nice start, bud. I’d just say to be sure to...

    Very nice start, bud. I’d just say to be sure to desaturate some of your colors. If that cloak stays along the lines it’s going, that will be a good thing.
    I like the little red gemstones. They pop...
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    That's a great​ idea!

    That's a great​ idea!
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    Textiles & leather on my hobbit adventurer are...

    Textiles & leather on my hobbit adventurer are getting along.

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    Hope everyone’s having a happy & hobby-filled weekend.
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    Looking great, BaM-man. As you clean them up it...

    Looking great, BaM-man. As you clean them up it actually makes the gore stand out more starkly.
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    If I had to be rent limb from limb by an enormous...

    If I had to be rent limb from limb by an enormous bugoid monster, I would definitely choose this lovely critter to do the job.

    Fabulous job. You’re a master of paint blobbing.
  142. Thread: Arkaan - WIP

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    Maybe instead of a metal rod they can use a...

    Maybe instead of a metal rod they can use a wooden rod with little hairs at the end.
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    ​He’s like an art professor, this guy!

    ​He’s like an art professor, this guy!
  144. Looks like it did th trick, Eki. If I can give a...

    Looks like it did th trick, Eki.
    If I can give a bit of advice for when you attack the real base, I’d suggest you wrinkle some of the straight lines, avoid right angles against the pedestal, vary...
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    Thanks a lot, guys. I always appreciate feedback...

    Thanks a lot, guys. I always appreciate feedback & support.

    And thanks to all you folks who have checked out the great new tutorials on ToadChapel!
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    A big forest of those trees will look great. And...

    A big forest of those trees will look great. And make for some terrific glamour shots of your LotR minis!
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    Love that color you’ve chosen for the armor. And...

    Love that color you’ve chosen for the armor. And you’ve got a nice mix of smooth blending and roughed up surface, which I know you favor.
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    Can’t wait to see the whole critter put together!

    Can’t wait to see the whole critter put together!
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    Hobbit Elvis!

    I’ve also been busy working on my own project, hobbit Elvis:

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    I’ve been wrestling with him a bit, but still having fun.
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    Flattery? I love flattery! Just for that,...

    Flattery? I love flattery! Just for that, here's a tutorial by 10Ball on how he makes the amazingly expressive trees you've seen in his work, including his latest spooky masterpiece!

    Seriously,...
  151. Thread: 10 balls WIP

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    Wait, did he say he wrote a tutorial on the...

    Wait, did he say he wrote a tutorial on the creation of that awesome skull tree?

    You're damn right he did!

    The skelly ain't too shabby, either, bud!
  152. Thread: Arkaan - WIP

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    You’ve done a great job distinguishing all the...

    You’ve done a great job distinguishing all the many separate nubbins & pieces of armor using essentially a monochrome palette.

    I hope your finger doesn’t hold you back!
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    Don’t know what you’re talking about! Thanks,...

    Don’t know what you’re talking about!

    Thanks, I fixed it.
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    What if the man who painted that amazing orc bust...

    What if the man who painted that amazing orc bust had written a tutorial to help guys like you & me get our highlights looking just right? Bailey discusses that and more on ToadChapel, where you can...
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    Ok friends, you've all been drooling over...

    Ok friends, you've all been drooling over Bailey's incredible new orc bust. You should be, that thing's insane! RUSTO himself just awarded it Editor's Choice on P&P. But...

    What you don't know is...
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    Thanks, guys. I assure you Yarry is not trying...

    Thanks, guys.
    I assure you Yarry is not trying to get to NOVA. I primed him four times (poor cleaning/too many fails on the eyes/strange lump/got it). But I think I finally got him underway for real!
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    I really cannot stop looking at it. You nailed it.

    I really cannot stop looking at it. You nailed it.
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    Now that is a root with personality! Reminds me...

    Now that is a root with personality! Reminds me of that caterpillar from Alice in Wonderland somehow.

    Are you using real moss in there? What is that stuff?
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    ​I agree, it looks more like she’s wearing it and...

    ​I agree, it looks more like she’s wearing it and less like she’s riding in it. More articulation. A subtle but marked change for the better.
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    Hey fellas. Eki, it’s Yarry, Light Feet from...

    Hey fellas. Eki, it’s Yarry, Light Feet from Enigma. I’m not sure if Enigma itself is still afloat, but Yarry is definitely a challenge to find. I actually bought it off CMoN back when he was in...
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    Thanks a lot, guys. You all know how much the...

    Thanks a lot, guys. You all know how much the support means! I’m really glad you like him. And Eki, thanks for your understanding!

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    This will be the next project. I sort of hate him at the...
  162. Thread: Zero's WIP

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    Nice start on the Sister. Good luck getting her...

    Nice start on the Sister. Good luck getting her done in time!
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    Both projects look great. And Graishak is...

    Both projects look great. And Graishak is certainly right. A first pass of paint and that thing looks like it came from GW. Or maybe Forge World!
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    Super classy, my man. Very precise with the gore...

    Super classy, my man. Very precise with the gore (even if there’s a lot of the stuff!) and the cleaner than usual metals look great. The verdigris was a great choice to offset the overwhelmingly red...
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    Thanks, guys. Eki, I decided to go with BaM’s...

    Thanks, guys. Eki, I decided to go with BaM’s suggestion instead of yours. Hope you’re not offended!

    Anyway, here is a shot of the final version of this trusty friend. It will feel odd starting an...
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    Welcome. Glad you’ve found the hobby & the site....

    Welcome. Glad you’ve found the hobby & the site.
    My first piece of advice for you would be to use multiple thin layers of paint to get a smooth basecoat. Once you’ve got that down, it will be easier...
  167. She’s Malifaux, right? I won some in a painting...

    She’s Malifaux, right? I won some in a painting contest, demoed the game at that convention, and bought a bunch more, thinking the models were cool and the game was cool, so why not?
    Long story...
  168. Looking really cool. I love the pastel tones...

    Looking really cool. I love the pastel tones you’ve chosen on this one. That’s something I may try myself at some point.
    You should be proud of this one!
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    Thanks a lot, fellas. Appreciate the support. ...

    Thanks a lot, fellas. Appreciate the support.

    Here’s the next step in the process. I think I may stop here, excepting little tune-ups. I had thought about flowers, but I’m not sure where I’d work...
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    Wait, you didn’t know? That’s how I keep my beard...

    Wait, you didn’t know? That’s how I keep my beard strong. Skulls for the skull throne, blood for the beard god.
  171. Thread: The Bunker

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    Hellafied special effects.

    Hellafied special effects.
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    I love this woodland groove you’re in. Good stuff...

    I love this woodland groove you’re in. Good stuff & good sculpting.
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    Like everybody else on here I’m dying to see the...

    Like everybody else on here I’m dying to see the Fire Raptor all painted up.
  174. Thread: Arkaan - WIP

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    ​That’s really looking terrific. Shiny black on...

    ​That’s really looking terrific. Shiny black on the legs is really great.
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    Ah, you turkey! I was so hoping not to have to...

    Ah, you turkey! I was so hoping not to have to use those enamels!

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    I’ve resolved not to cut any corners, though, so I really appreciate your feedback. I added them on and it looks better...
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    Here’s another step forward on the base for my...

    Here’s another step forward on the base for my Random Encounter.

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    Let me know what you think.
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    My favorite is definitely the barefoot, big beard...

    My favorite is definitely the barefoot, big beard hippy. Definitely the most fun to hang out with.

    Looking great! Each update pushes them higher. Love that bronze you’ve done.
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    Thanks, friends. I am enjoying the basing for...

    Thanks, friends. I am enjoying the basing for sure. Especially because it goes so much faster than the painting!

    Here’s a little peek behind our hero so you can see what’s happening. Still plenty...
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    Our good buddy g0rb is the latest to add his name...

    Our good buddy g0rb is the latest to add his name to ToadChapel's growing list of guest writers. I asked his to share some reflections on his passion for papermodeling. Even if you're not a cereal...
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    Ok friends, I've got another fabulous guest...

    Ok friends, I've got another fabulous guest tutorial for you to check out. This one comes from our man g0rb. In it he breaks down some of the design principles that guide his papermodeling. It's...
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    Finding my way into this base. 74494

    Finding my way into this base.

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  182. Thread: The Bunker

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    Looking bizarre & cool. Excellent use of the...

    Looking bizarre & cool. Excellent use of the fluoros.
  183. Thread: Arkaan - WIP

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    ​That skin will look really cool. He is super...

    ​That skin will look really cool. He is super gross!
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    Welcome back! Great looking base and a fine mini...

    Welcome back! Great looking base and a fine mini to start with.
    You’ll hear over and over again to push the contrast in your painting. BaM just wrote this piece on my website explaining five ways he...
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    Thanks for your feedback, Eki. I took your advice...

    Thanks for your feedback, Eki. I took your advice and think it looks more interesting & realistic.

    The plinth I bought at the MFCA show in Philly.

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    You can check out a few more angles...
  186. Thread: Arkaan - WIP

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    Nice start. Greaves, in particular, look great.

    Nice start. Greaves, in particular, look great.
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    As I start zeroing in on the Random Encounter,...

    As I start zeroing in on the Random Encounter, I’ve started work on a base. I decided to put him on a path beside a wall. He’s not utterly out in the wild (he just looks a little too clean & dapper...
  188. Thread: Zero's WIP

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    Looking really good! You know you’re going to...

    Looking really good! You know you’re going to hear this, but push the contrast. Especially on the hair, to give it a glossy look. Nice blends!
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    Looking terrific, bud. Agree about the contrast....

    Looking terrific, bud. Agree about the contrast. I’d probably not use the sepia shade, as the warm/cool contrast you have working is really eye-catching and I think you want to reinforce that if you...
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    BaM has written another outstanding tutorial...

    BaM has written another outstanding tutorial for ToadChapel, this one on his technique for adding rust patches to armor. This is your chance to watch the King of Weathering at work.
    Show us some...
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    OK, turkeys, more good stuff for you! You know...

    OK, turkeys, more good stuff for you! You know how you've always wanted to know how BaM gets that disgusting rust on models like his incredible Deathguard? Of course you have. Now you can find out...
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    What’s up, Kuribo. My best advice for prepping...

    What’s up, Kuribo. My best advice for prepping metal minis (all the RBG figures are metal) is to polish them with the finest steel wool you can find after you’re done with files & blades. I have 0000...
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    Haven’t entirely given up the paintbrushes. Been...

    Haven’t entirely given up the paintbrushes. Been trying to advance the display piece I’ve been stabbing at since, oh I don’t know, maybe some time last year. This guy:

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    My current focus is...
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    I’m - wait for it - buggin out at how cool this...

    I’m - wait for it - buggin out at how cool this is. Love the colors, bud!
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    ​100% pure BaM. I love the new fellow with the...

    ​100% pure BaM. I love the new fellow with the beard. Now that's a bitchin' crumb catcher.
  196. Thread: Arkaan - WIP

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    ​Keep cranking them out, my man! You’re on a...

    ​Keep cranking them out, my man! You’re on a serious roll with these Necromunda fellows.
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    ​He has a slight Easter Island vibe to him, which...

    ​He has a slight Easter Island vibe to him, which makes sense. Cool.
  198. Thread: Arkaan - WIP

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    Love that yellow/orange armor on the Necromunda...

    Love that yellow/orange armor on the Necromunda fellow. It really stands out.
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    ​Excellent taste in models.

    ​Excellent taste in models.
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    There are some lovely color/light experiments...

    There are some lovely color/light experiments going on here.
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