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    Thanks to the Universities of Google and YouTube...

    Thanks to the Universities of Google and YouTube I',m now 4 hours into the printing of the first pieces.


    If anyone is considering buying a 3d Printer here's a few thoughts,;
    PLA (extruded...
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    Of Course, just got to get the printer to behave....

    Of Course, just got to get the printer to behave.
    Not sure what I’m doing wrong.
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    Silmarillion, thanks but despite the inevitable...

    Silmarillion, thanks but despite the inevitable ageing process I’m in pretty good shape health wise.
    Which considering the abuse this body of mines had is a bit surprising.
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    OK. I gave in and bought one, all I have to do...

    OK.
    I gave in and bought one, all I have to do is print it now.
    See you in about 90 hours (+/-)
  5. Consider making friends with someone who has a 3D...

    Consider making friends with someone who has a 3D printer, it might be more cost effective to purchase an STL file and bulk print.
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    Look at my Alias and there’s your reason. (Plus...

    Look at my Alias and there’s your reason.
    (Plus I have a LARGE collection of PETS.;) )

    P.S. Your Artstation address in your signature doesn’t work. I think you’re missing a ‘T’ out of your alias.
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    Babies!!!!

    Babies!!!!
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    Is that a euphemism for ”While you’re down...

    Is that a euphemism for ”While you’re down there....”
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    Getting old....

    Just turned 64.

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    So while visiting my dad this last weekend I wasn't sure if it was the Floorboards in his house creaking or my Knees.
    Watching woodworking YouTube videos has become...
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    Try this, it works wonders on old paints. Even...

    Try this, it works wonders on old paints. Even citadel hexagonal bottles....
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    A little something that I’d planned for a...

    A little something that I’d planned for a competition, only to find there was no suitable category.
    <Facepalm>

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    Lighting’s good but your point of focus is off....

    Lighting’s good but your point of focus is off.
    What camera are you using?
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    And another Dragon joins the Horde. 77523

    And another Dragon joins the Horde.
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    Sigmar3, no apologies necessary.

    Sigmar3, no apologies necessary.
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    ‘Neverwhere’

    ‘Neverwhere’
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    WHAT? Neil Gaiman........... AMERICAN GODS...

    WHAT?

    Neil Gaiman...........

    AMERICAN GODS
    ANANSI BOYS
    CORALINE
    GOOD OMENS
    THE GRAVEYARD BOOK
    THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE
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    Well I can take no credit for the verse. It’s...

    Well I can take no credit for the verse.
    It’s courtesy of NEIL GAIMAN either from “Neverwhere” or “Stardust’ about a ‘Babylon Candle.’
    (The figures ‘Mourn’ from Guild Ball.)
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    Keeping me OUT OF TROUBLE.......... we’ll I...

    Keeping me OUT OF TROUBLE.......... we’ll I suppose there’s a first time for everything.
    :in-love:
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    I’ve got my camera on charge to do some pictures...

    I’ve got my camera on charge to do some pictures for the gallery.
    Yep that’s Sharpe (aka Sean Bean) from Mitch’s Military Miniatures.
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    When to a ‘Well regarded show yesterday” the...

    When to a ‘Well regarded show yesterday” the White rose Christmas bash over in Headingly, Leeds.
    Got a great an warm reception for being a ‘virgin’ to the show.
    Put some stuff out on Display and...
  21. Ekipage......cracking link mate. Never heard of...

    Ekipage......cracking link mate.
    Never heard of that company before.
  22. Try doing a search for snake ornaments instead of...

    Try doing a search for snake ornaments instead of miniatures. You might have more luck that way.

    like this....
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    Broken / Reported images.

    Hi everyone;
    After Photobucket changed their sharing policy to charging an Arm and a leg a lot of images are getting ‘borked’ and coming being reported.
    Now I check as many as I can and try to...
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    There’s some great stuff here. I wish I’d had...

    There’s some great stuff here.
    I wish I’d had more cash available at SMC, still I picked up a superb piece from you.
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    40 Years ago..

    Fran and I got married.


    Don’t know how she’s put up with me for so long.
    Love the old Broomrider.
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    Scale Model Challenge 2019 - Photos

    Here are the photo's I managed to take through the crush.
    Close to 1400 competitors and well over 1800 (if not 2000) pieces in the comptetion.

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  27. Try going into the Work in Progress forum you’ll...

    Try going into the Work in Progress forum you’ll get all the suggestions you’ll ever want there.
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    I’m being very careful about who is following me...

    I’m being very careful about who is following me around at the mo’.
    Keeping an eye out for little red laser dots.
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    Or to not let me anywhere near one! CONFESSION...

    Or to not let me anywhere near one!
    CONFESSION TIME!

    One of Andy’s minis was damaged on the way over. I gave him the use of my Emergency Repair Kit to fix the sword back on Conan.
    BUT when I was...
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    Avicenna, his first time there as well. Mally...

    Avicenna, his first time there as well.
    Mally took a Silver in Masters Flats....Bloody Hard Category as well.
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    I’m DELIGHTED to let you know ANDYG picked up a...

    I’m DELIGHTED to let you know ANDYG picked up a ​GOLD.
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    Here be Dragons (and some other stuff) 76350 ...

    Here be Dragons (and some other stuff)
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    Scale Model Challenge

    Well it’s that time of year folks I’m off to Eindhoven for one of the best shows around.
    And this year guess who’s about to lose his ‘virginity’ ......ANDYG

    Here’s hoping he does well.

    It...
  34. How did you find the cast? Mine’s got a few air...

    How did you find the cast?
    Mine’s got a few air bubbles which are going to be a git to fix.
  35. There are two considerations you’re missing here,...

    There are two considerations you’re missing here, Experience and Workload.
    Lets take experience first:-
    for someone starting out and unsure of whether an airbrush will suit there needs it’s an...
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    That's quite an open question; What is your...

    That's quite an open question; What is your problem and what camera?
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    Help Jen Haley

    Jen Haley has been a long standing member of this site for more years than I have (*) and has been highly regarded as an excellent painter.
    She's also been the head painter for CMON's line of...
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    Following a complaint Brother Vinni’s Last...

    Following a complaint Brother Vinni’s Last submission has been deleted for breaching community guidelines.
  39. Have you tried to contact Creature Caster?

    Have you tried to contact Creature Caster?
  40. And Arrived this morning.

    And Arrived this morning.
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    By the sounds of that you might have the airbrush...

    By the sounds of that you might have the airbrush primers.
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    Chillcon Derby UK.

    I had a trip down to a gaming convention yesterday; Chillcon Derby and seeing as they had a painting competition I thought I’d take a ‘punt’ not expecting anything. The ‘swag bag’ was incredible I...
  43. Just ca heads up Scale 75 paints are Very Matte...

    Just ca heads up Scale 75 paints are Very Matte and some colours do require heavy agitation prior to use, like ‘Rainy Grey’ as they separate easily, but they are good with some colours that are well...
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    You’d be correct. Candles mights be a yellowish...

    You’d be correct.
    Candles mights be a yellowish cast all around fading out, but for the centre of the light from the sconce hitting the stone it’d be the stone colour much lightened towards white...
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    Just as a suggestion if you have an airbrush hit...

    Just as a suggestion if you have an airbrush hit the two areas with a mid to light grey starting close, then pulling away so that you get a key point and then a fade.
    That way you can work the OSL...
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    Well she arrived today. Tiny, but beautifully...

    Well she arrived today.
    Tiny, but beautifully done.
    Some serious hard work ahead.
  47. As an ‘Oldie’ I’m going to agree with the use of...

    As an ‘Oldie’ I’m going to agree with the use of the GW holders, by far the best ‘accessory’ they’ve produced.
  48. Me too. now Night Shift often uses chipping...

    Me too.
    now Night Shift often uses chipping medium a soluble layer airbrushed on in between coats of paint which can be worked off using a combination of water (to soften the paint) and a...
  49. I’m interested in Demigods Evolution - High...

    I’m interested in Demigods Evolution - High Elder.
    PM me please so we can sort out.
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    Just what he said.

    Just what he said.
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    No I went for a difficult one....the Midas Nymph.

    No I went for a difficult one....the Midas Nymph.
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    :claply: Hello temptation my old friend, I’ve...

    :claply:

    Hello temptation my old friend,
    I’ve come to spend with you again,
    For a vision nicely sculpted,
    I’ve become bankrupted.
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    Stolen at Dragoncon

    Please keep an eye out for these two pieces stolen from the painters during Dragoncon.
    As I understand it they were 1st & 2nd places in the painting comp.

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  54. I've had a look at your gallery, for someone...

    I've had a look at your gallery, for someone who's been painting around 2 years those are some good pieces.
    If I were to give you one piece of advice it would be to ease up on dry brushing...
  55. http://www.coolminiornot.com/artist/Silmarillion?b...

    http://www.coolminiornot.com/artist/Silmarillion?browseid=8279776
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    Until now No, not seen any. That might change...

    Until now No, not seen any.

    That might change after pension day.
  57. Just did a quick check (15:00 GMT) and it looks...

    Just did a quick check (15:00 GMT) and it looks as if everything is showing up in your gallery.
    Quite nice work there.
  58. Both are there and have been voted upon. ...

    Both are there and have been voted upon.

    EDIT:-
    I’ve gone in and manually reset the images.
    if they aren’t showing by tonight (GMT) go in and add some additional text or other alteration which...
  59. A couple of solutions I thought I'd share.

    I've just been to a Model Kit swap today and in discussion over a brew with a couple of the more senior present (read old grumpies like myself ) were several topics about aging and being a painter...
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    46...Bleeding amateur. My next birthday I’ll be...

    46...Bleeding amateur.
    My next birthday I’ll be reversing those figures. After all 60 is the new 40.
    :rotfl:

    Keep painting John and I hope you had a Hippy Brushday!
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    I could do it easily (less than 20 mins work)...

    I could do it easily (less than 20 mins work) over here, but the postage might be a b*tch.
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    His name:- “ Arrosa beltza” Black Rose’ in...

    His name:-

    Arrosa beltza”
    Black Rose’ in Basque
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    And another baby.....

    Gohkm has done me a solid!
    Another Dragon Bust arrived this afternoon all the way from down under.

    Pretty soon I’ll be sprouting scales myself.
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    That could be difficult to do, does it have to be...

    That could be difficult to do, does it have to be resin or could you get MDF cut to size and edge routed to shape?
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    Oooops I did it again.

    I May have a bit of a problem.
    Another one added to the collection......

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    It’s almost like I’m breeding them.
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    In answer to your questions; Yes, Yes, and Oh...

    In answer to your questions;
    Yes,
    Yes,
    and Oh Yes.
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    Well I’m going to stick my head above the parapet...

    Well I’m going to stick my head above the parapet here and say I don’t like Blanche’s stuff. Never have. Always thought it was slapstick, scruffy, dirty and badly painted.

    That contention aside...
  68. Try this one by Iguazzu, it may be long-ish but...

    Try this one by Iguazzu, it may be long-ish but it’s of great help.
    https://youtu.be/tzlcesM3-f0
  69. CONGRATULATIONS, that’s one hell of a leap. So...

    CONGRATULATIONS, that’s one hell of a leap.
    So several things to think of since I’m primarily working on larger figures (old age means I need to see a little bigger these days.)
    contrast isn’t as...
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    Welcome to the madhouse.

    Welcome to the madhouse.
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    Moved this to the W.I.P’S forum as it’s better...

    Moved this to the W.I.P’S forum as it’s better suited there.

    :)
  72. Someone else had this problem. ...

    Someone else had this problem.

    http://www.coolminiornot.com/forums/showthread.php?48436
  73. Problem is Dameon, is trying not to sound like a...

    Problem is Dameon, is trying not to sound like a whinging git explaining what’s going/gone wrong AND maintain a bit of privacy at the same time.
    A bit of a juggling act, I think.
  74. If you were a subscriber to hasslefree’s email’s...

    If you were a subscriber to hasslefree’s email’s you’d be aware that Dameon has had a lot of external problems including a loss of key staff and a destructive flood to deal with.
    That has impacted...
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    Beinvenue Damien

    Beinvenue Damien
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    Fixed it for you.

    Fixed it for you.
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    For what ever reason you don’t want to use sable,...

    For what ever reason you don’t want to use sable, please consider this, brushes are our primary tools and like any good craftsman will tell you, buy the best tools you can afford.
    Buying cheap...
  78. Yes. The experience I have with it has put me...

    Yes.
    The experience I have with it has put me off it completely.
  79. Army Painter Primer that I’ve tried was a rough...

    Army Painter Primer that I’ve tried was a rough as a badgers bum.

    General Rattle can primer I used to use was an Automotive grey primer, pretty good but I've switched to priming via Airbrush using...
  80. As everyone has said paint as you want them,...

    As everyone has said paint as you want them, there is no ‘hard and fast rule’.
    My Sisters of Battle are in a bone/tan colour scheme never had anyone hinge at me about them.

    The only ‘gripers’ You...
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    Well that’s an absolute load of bollocks. IF it...

    Well that’s an absolute load of bollocks.
    IF it were true eBay would have no market place for second hand miniatures or “Pro-Painted” figures.

    If you bought it, painted it and now want to sell...
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    In regard to the Yellow, here’s what I used:-...

    In regard to the Yellow, here’s what I used:-
    Basecoat = Scale75 Sahara Yellow (took three or four thin coats over Vallejo grey airbrush primer)
    Highlighting = Vallejo Model Colour Yellow Ochre...
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    Really good Andy....in fact it’s given me...

    Really good Andy....in fact it’s given me inspiration for a one I buggered up and abandoned a couple of years ago.
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    He’s ‘Little King’ from Greg Girault’s sculpting....

    He’s ‘Little King’ from Greg Girault’s sculpting.
    http://Www.cop-project.com.

    Really great quality stuff, although I was a little concerned about the quality of the resin at first once primed it...
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    Since April I’ve done 2 Dragon busts, part way...

    Since April I’ve done 2 Dragon busts, part way through another one(not working as well as I want it to be) bought 2 Dragons Kickstarter’d 2 with Dragons (painted one of those) done a deal to get...
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    I think I might be starting to get the hang of...

    I think I might be starting to get the hang of this painting gig.
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    Wedding announcement.

    I’ve just found out that long timer here AVELORN, just got married.
    To Sven and Hami many, many, many congratulations.

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    Make a start with a dressmakers pin, that gives...

    Make a start with a dressmakers pin, that gives you a ‘key’ for the drill point to bite into.
    Helps to stop ‘wander’.
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    ”enough dragons”......Sorry Even Google translate...

    ”enough dragons”......Sorry Even Google translate can’t help me make sense out of that.
    :angel:

    EDIT: just as I posted this the postman (mailman for the US) turned up with my new baby.
    :clap:
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    What can I tell you? \...:).../

    What can I tell you?
    \...:).../
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    Big Cheesy grin.

    Big Cheesy grin.
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    You have NO idea. :eyeroll!:

    You have NO idea.
    :eyeroll!:
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    Basically it was a very good (simple) system but...

    Basically it was a very good (simple) system but allowed to collapse because of limited support from GW.
    I still have my copy somewhere. Somewhere
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    Going back through this thread and the concept...

    Going back through this thread and the concept behind it I realise I’ve fallen back into a ‘work mode’ we used to use.
    It’s called PITFALLING.
    Basically looking at what might be, or might not be,...
  95. Firstly let us see what you can produce, then we...

    Firstly let us see what you can produce, then we can offer advice.

    BUT...

    The Model Painting as a Business world has been, and still is to an extent, flooded with “studio’s’ producing armies of...
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    Hmmmn, going to say no to that. Having painted...

    Hmmmn, going to say no to that.
    Having painted for several collectors, they DON’T want anything stuck on the underside; cards with the details yes, but something that encourages extra handling and...
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    Sorry I missed seeing this post yesterday, I was...

    Sorry I missed seeing this post yesterday, I was kind of occupied tidying up the painting room (a very great rarity.)

    Looking at the pictures you’ve shown I’m leaning towards suggesting no OSL at...
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    That’s not all that uncommon amongst ‘veteran war...

    That’s not all that uncommon amongst ‘veteran war gamers’.
    A couple WW2 players I know have Division level armies of both Axis and Allied powers.

    My Sisters of Battle army consists of some 200...
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    Well this baby needs some serious lovin’ 73553...

    Well this baby needs some serious lovin’

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    Send her to me, I’ll provide her with a warm welcome and a new family.
    :clap::clap::clap:
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    8000 + Minis ........ain’t gonna work for me.

    8000 + Minis ........ain’t gonna work for me.
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    Klimbo.....Don’t EVER post anything like that...

    Klimbo.....Don’t EVER post anything like that again!
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    E Exactly what MAXXxxx has said, getting the...

    E

    Exactly what MAXXxxx has said, getting the pressure/dilution right is crucial. Practise on cardboard or something you can afford to strip later.
    My airbrush has been a serious boon for me...
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    Could you be more specific please? What type of...

    Could you be more specific please?
    What type of models, scale and budget are you looking towards?
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    Found a new music group

    This young ladies voice really hits the spot (ear wise) for me.
    Hope some of you others enjoy as well.

    https://www.londongrammar.com
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    Lee, not ALL the Dragons,....... well not yet.

    Lee, not ALL the Dragons,....... well not yet.
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    There’s a very good reason for my name. 73247

    There’s a very good reason for my name.

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    It’s sorted now.

    It’s sorted now.
  108. Are you looking for someone to do it for or for...

    Are you looking for someone to do it for or for advice/instruction on how best to do it?
  109. I think that might be bit far.

    I think that might be bit far.
  110. You waste too much space, the video is meant to...

    You waste too much space, the video is meant to be about painting, you figure only is in 1/3rd of the screen.
  111. After 79 views on this thread and no-one has...

    After 79 views on this thread and no-one has bothered to comment it looks like it’s down to me.
    This might be hard for you to hear but I have to say that if you want to be regarded as a...
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    A while ago I bought a nail varnish shaker....

    A while ago I bought a nail varnish shaker. (£22.0)
    Easy little gizmo to use, strap in the paint hit the button and off she wanders across the desk.
    For some Scale 75’s (Rain Grey) you need about 5...
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    There’s a metric fudge tonne of material...

    There’s a metric fudge tonne of material suppliers out there, Ainsty Castings have a huge catalogue of pillars flagstone floors etc.

    Do a google search on Model scenic materials, but don’t forget...
  114. Thread: Ooops

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    Nah, I like Spiders and I’ve done a kids book on...

    Nah, I like Spiders and I’ve done a kids book on Bunnies.....In fact I took Bunny to Salute to work on a second one.
    (Yeah I’m all kinds of weird.)
  115. Thread: Ooops

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    And just Kickstarted for another Dragon. Did...

    And just Kickstarted for another Dragon.


    Did someone say obsession?
  116. Thread: Ooops

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    Ooops

    Errr, kinda like bought another Dragon.

    Now how to tell Fran?
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    Serious OUCH! Series 7’s run about £7-8.00...

    Serious OUCH!

    Series 7’s run about £7-8.00 here.
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    CMON Staff have been busy tied up with Adepticon...

    CMON Staff have been busy tied up with Adepticon and its recovery.
    Please allow a bit of time.
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    You can’t. The only way round this is to put...

    You can’t.

    The only way round this is to put the correct vote and text in a new comment, alert me that you’ve done that and I’ll delete the ‘incorrect’ comments
  120. Few people realise that they are a...

    Few people realise that they are a ‘re-incarnation’ of Ral-Partha miniatures, which had their heyday 20 years ago along with Dragon and Dungeon magazines (Bleeding miss them.) Plus they don’t have a...
  121. Yes I was gifted a set a while ago. They are like...

    Yes I was gifted a set a while ago. They are like any other paint we use, very helpful in the triad groups are well.
  122. Vallejo have a more consistent colour range than...

    Vallejo have a more consistent colour range than Citadel, (plus they don’t change the blasted names every five minutes) but recently I’ve been using Scale 75 which I’m finding to be a great paint and...
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    Someone say Dragon? As you might guess I’m a bit...

    Someone say Dragon?
    As you might guess I’m a bit of a Dracophile.

    So some suggestions, there’s a lot of texture in the body which could benefit for judicious application of washes/glazes to...
  124. Vallejo do a Verdigris paint in their Model...

    Vallejo do a Verdigris paint in their Model colour range, it’s quite effective.
    But I’ve ended up with some lengths of old copper piping from where I work as a caretaker and they have areas which...
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    DID I STUTTER....... Behave with respect towards...

    DID I STUTTER.......
    Behave with respect towards one another and take into account that some people’s first language is not English, which could be a factor in the confusion.
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    NORMALLY I’m checking pictures 3 to 4 times a...

    NORMALLY I’m checking pictures 3 to 4 times a day.
    However the last couple of weeks I’ve been nursing my father (87) back after being hospitalised so it’s not been quite as often.
    (plus I lost...
  127. Size references do help, not necessarily coins...

    Size references do help, not necessarily coins but with smaller scale vehicles a ruler does help people.
    Thinner coats do help as does weathering techniques and for really small miniatures increased...
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    Three things....

    ...to do today.

    1) Smile at a total stranger, and mean it.

    2) If you buy a cup of coffee, Drop your change in the tip jar.

    3) Hold the door for someone.
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    Some contents of this thread have been reported...

    Some contents of this thread have been reported for rudeness and Trollish behaviour.

    Behave with respect towards one another and take into account that some people’s first language is not English,...
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    YesI can see that your metering is averaging the...

    YesI can see that your metering is averaging the black/white contrast to a grey.
    If you were using a Dslr I’d suggest putting a grey card in front with which to take a reading from which to set the...
  131. I’ve tried to do some research. There does seem...

    I’ve tried to do some research.
    There does seem to be a few ‘iffy’ figures in their line up.
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    Urm, isn’t G.I. Joe 1/12th scale?

    Urm, isn’t G.I. Joe 1/12th scale?
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    They handle exactly like other paints, play well...

    They handle exactly like other paints, play well with other manufacturers too.
    Dry VERY MATTE, is the greatest difference.

    BUT......you need to shake the blazes outta the bottle to mix them...
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    More than likely. ‘But more face fungus nowas...

    More than likely.
    ‘But more face fungus nowas well.Grew my beard out last year.
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    http://www.coolminiornot.com/82 ...

    http://www.coolminiornot.com/82

    http://www.coolminiornot.com/435824

    Seventeen years difference in techniques, paint and styles have markedly changed the standards in miniature painting.

    ...
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    Needed approving. Didn’t show up as needing it...

    Needed approving.
    Didn’t show up as needing it until I logged out and back in.......Sorry.
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    Diverticular disease and diverticulitis is what...

    Diverticular disease and diverticulitis is what he ended up getting diagnosed with.It's left him weak easily tired but he's comeing down to stay with us for a week or two until he's 'better.'
    or...
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    Still up in Newcastle with my Dad in Hospital. ...

    Still up in Newcastle with my Dad in Hospital.


    Lost internet connection at his house, limited to phone at a coffee shop, so if you’ve sent any messages posted pictures, I’m not ignoring you.
    ...
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    Diolch, chwaer fach.

    Diolch, chwaer fach.
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    Just looked up the F.A.Q Dioramas book now...

    Just looked up the F.A.Q Dioramas book now running at 70+€ for a physical copy.
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    Well the situations ‘ok’, basically he’s had a...

    Well the situations ‘ok’, basically he’s had a stomach bug which has ended up leaving him dehydrated.
    Stood up too ‘fast’ and blacked out.
    Nothings broken, and he’s not bruised but he’s had to have...
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    My dad’s back in hospital.

    Don’t know exactly what’s happenened only that he’s collapsed.
    So I'm Going to be going up to look after him.
    Internet might be spotty so bare with me.
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    Did a bit more than check it out.

    Did a bit more than check it out.
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    Sticky: I read it. Good luck with the colour theory.

    I read it.
    Good luck with the colour theory.
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    Paint recovery medium.

    If, like me, you’ve a tonne of paints that are ‘old’ this product might be useful.
    I’ve just ordered some to test.



    https://youtu.be/j7OW4jyXY-s

    www.greenstuffworld.com
  146. Thirteen year old thread.

    Thirteen year old thread.
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    There were a batch of “blank” thumbnails which...

    There were a batch of “blank” thumbnails which when I checked on them loaded nothing.
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    One forum post was awaiting moderator approval,...

    One forum post was awaiting moderator approval, but since all your posts are ‘new’ to the forums the system has flagged you as a new user despite you having been registered for a few years. ...
  149. Ghool is absolutely right. A well know reputation...

    Ghool is absolutely right. A well know reputation as a good painter isn’t achieved overnight and only through hard work.
    Be prepared to invest a lot of time and effort to get recognition.
    But also...
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    I’ve taken a look at the scoring and while you...

    I’ve taken a look at the scoring and while you have been the target of some unduly harsh scores, your average is about what I’d expect.
    I have to point out that some of your pieces are what I would...
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    Sorry bud, can’t even make it out.

    Sorry bud, can’t even make it out.
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    Yeah definitely send them an "OI, whats...

    Yeah definitely send them an "OI, whats happening" through FB.
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    Still Beating and Breathing so that's good. ...

    Still Beating and Breathing so that's good.

    Welcome aboard.
  154. it might be a translation confusion. ...

    it might be a translation confusion.

    відстеження паперу = tracing paper like this .
    70519

    копіювальний папір = carbon paper
  155. Several options, ‘the lead seal from wine...

    Several options,
    ‘the lead seal from wine bottles.
    ’tracing paper stiffened with PVA adhesive (*)
    green stuff putty rolled very thin over plastic bag.

    (* tracing paper will allow you to do a...
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    Ooops my bad. You’re good to go.

    Ooops my bad.
    You’re good to go.
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    A Really Good Laugh........

    ...this week I got asked if I would consider playing Santa Claus at the local centre where I do part time caretaking work.


    Me!


    Santa!


    ....those of you who know what a Bah Humbug person...
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    I’ve looked for your post and there’s nothing...

    I’ve looked for your post and there’s nothing awaiting approval.
    The only posts that are logged are your three posts about nothing coming through.
    Please try again and I’ll keep a specific eye open...
  159. Midnight or Saturday Morning.

    Midnight or Saturday Morning.
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    I watched Chris Clayton doing a demo and he hits...

    I watched Chris Clayton doing a demo and he hits with AK INTERACTIVE MATTE between work areas, via an airbrush.
    My initial thoughts are why gloss? Matte makes more sense as it’s easier to work over...
  161. Dry with a hairdryer, leave 24 hours at least...

    Dry with a hairdryer, leave 24 hours at least between coats.
    ‘And It is the Dogs Bollocks!
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    Sometimes it helps me to stabilise the brush by...

    Sometimes it helps me to stabilise the brush by holding the end in my mouth.
    (that’s the non working/dry end of course)
    It helps to reduce the potential for shakiness, but means you have to prep...
  163. We’ve been asked to look at this thread. ...

    We’ve been asked to look at this thread.

    Alliser Thorne you could be more tactful in your criticism.

    But the thing to remember is:-

    “IT’S A GAME, NOTHING MORE!”
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    So it’s a good job I checked. You nearly got...

    So it’s a good job I checked.
    You nearly got canned as a Spammer.
  165. Still in stock on their website Sanjay.

    Still in stock on their website Sanjay.
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    I’m back. Loaded with new stuff to paint. and ...

    I’m back.
    Loaded with new stuff to paint.
    and
    I got awarded a Highly Commended for a Historical bust
    And
    A Bronze Medal for a Steampunk Fantasy bust.

    (Happy Dance)

    Incredible quality of...
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    Scale Model Challenge

    That’s where I’m going to be this weekend.
    Not taking internet devices with me, so no picture or comment approvals Friday until Tuesday night.

    You’ll just have to be patient.
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    Try looking under a Very British Civil War for...

    Try looking under a Very British Civil War for The Anglican set.
    There’s a vicar you could reasonably convert.
    (Can’t post a link as it keeps rejecting it as Spam)
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    I’ve had a long look at the picture, very little...

    I’ve had a long look at the picture, very little is “wrong” with it, but I think you’ve fallen into the same “trap” I have often enough.
    The composition is set in a ‘C’ shape and the eye ends up on...
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    Well it certainly wasn't by using his...

    Well it certainly wasn't by using his Sathttp://www.coolminiornot.com/forums/clear.gif Nav.....
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    Patience... ...slight camera problem, waiting...

    Patience...

    ...slight camera problem, waiting for new battery. (Nikon fitting....How Much?):tremble!:
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    If you only want to use an airbrush for priming I...

    If you only want to use an airbrush for priming I can recommend AZTEK for both the ease of use and cleaning.
    It's a simple nozzle change system (I use the Black one for priming) and Vallejo Airbrush...
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    Just to confirm prices for the weekend :- Entry...

    Just to confirm prices for the weekend :-
    Entry to the show is £11 for two days or £7 for one day.


    Competition entry is £3 per model with 7 or more entries costing £20. Those 7 models can be...
  174. I thought he’d closed down ages ago. Haven’t...

    I thought he’d closed down ages ago.

    Haven’t had any dealings with him for 10+ years.
    I was supposed to do some painting for him but the stuff never materialised and he went VERY quiet.
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    Anyone going to Euro-Militaire Expo, please read...

    Anyone going to Euro-Militaire Expo, please read the rules and bring THREE PRINTED COPIES of the entry form.
    No Handwritten forms.

    (If you’ve ever seen my handwriting you’d understand why!)
    ...
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    I’m one of the volunteer stewards so I’ll be the...

    I’m one of the volunteer stewards so I’ll be the one dropping AndyG’s Models in the floor.

    :kissing:


    As if I would. (Don’t answer that!)
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    I read your thread title in Mick Jaggers...

    I read your thread title in Mick Jaggers voice..........

    Welcome to the jungle.
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    D’UUUUUR! You’ve heard me speak Sven, don’t make...

    D’UUUUUR! You’ve heard me speak Sven, don’t make me inflict my voice on the word.
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    Try posting in the WIP THREAD, I should be able...

    Try posting in the WIP THREAD, I should be able to hurry things up then.
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    Cheers guys! It’s taken me a year to write,...

    Cheers guys!

    It’s taken me a year to write, review, get proof read, amend and re-write.
    Finally went up on Kindle publishing and should be live sometime over the next few days.

    AND in the...
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    Blatent Advertising...

    68393

    Written and Uploaded.
    I pleased to say it’s live on Kindle.

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07GS6XRKL/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1535051308&sr=8-7&keywords=mike+doddS
  182. Pina Colada’s, getting caught in the Rain, I’m...

    Pina Colada’s, getting caught in the Rain,
    I’m not into Yoga,
    I am into Champagne.



    Kinda sorry, but that had to be done.
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    You could always go 2D and use watercolours....

    You could always go 2D and use watercolours.
    Great fun and a good way to ruin a pair of trousers.... (Chinese Yellow on Grey walking trousers :curse!:)
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    Sorry to hear (read) that you’ve lose your love...

    Sorry to hear (read) that you’ve lose your love for the hobby as you were a damn good painter.
    Here's hoping you find a passion you can share with us. (We’re open minded{-ish})
  185. Illustration and Art are two different things. ...

    Illustration and Art are two different things.

    “Illustration presents you an interpretation, Art requires you to interpret.”

    And Yes that was from a Workshop I’ve just done by a Professor of...
  186. Sorry but what do you mean?

    Sorry but what do you mean?
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    Truth is the guy who now owns and runs Hasslefree...

    Truth is the guy who now owns and runs Hasslefree really has had a hard time of things.
    Health, Divorce and staff problems have really messed his business up.
    He’s desperately trying to get things...
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    Back to normal.

    Just had 10 days in OPORTO for the Urban Sketchers Symposium and a holiday.
    Done more sketching in those 10 days than the rest of the year.

    Learned a few things, I can read a bit of Portuguese,...
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    My wife, is how.

    My wife, is how.
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    One. Keeping stuff simple, 6 prepared for...

    One.
    Keeping stuff simple, 6 prepared for priming.
  191. Sanjay...I heard they tore the mold so badly it...

    Sanjay...I heard they tore the mold so badly it couldn't be used again.
  192. In reality there is only one (?) way to find out....

    In reality there is only one (?) way to find out.
    Ask an Art Gallery Director if they would consider holding an exhibition.

    Of course best to ask a number of different Galleries
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    I hope it’s not just a cubby hole under the...

    I hope it’s not just a cubby hole under the stairs?
    AndyG.........Coolminiornot’s answer to HarryPotter
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    One of the easiest examples is...

    One of the easiest examples is http://www.coolminiornot.com/101832?browseid=5982616 which typifies both how Good forced perspective can be, and how difficult it is to be perceived by the viewer.
    ...
  195. Yeah pick and mix from companies is best. I use...

    Yeah pick and mix from companies is best. I use Vallejo and Scale 75 colours as well as GW and Artists Acrylics.
    Vallejo are the most consistent with colours, BUT the colours on their charts/online...
  196. NMM GOLD HILT = base Yellow Ochre add Burnt Umber...

    NMM GOLD HILT = base Yellow Ochre add Burnt Umber for Shadow, Ivory Or White to highlight.
    NMM GOLD TRIM = Mix Burnt Umber to Yellow Ochre 1/3 for base, shadow with additional B.U. Highlight with...
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    Oh course the question is how a guy who towers...

    Oh course the question is how a guy who towers over me (5 ft 11) fits into a space so small?
    ..........And then I remembered Andy an Astrophysicist, bend space and time..........that’s how he paints...
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    There’s something missing out of there.

    There’s something missing out of there.
  199. At 62 I wear reading glasses with clip on 3+...

    At 62 I wear reading glasses with clip on 3+ magnifiers like these...
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    Good luck with that. (oh and I can paint a house...

    Good luck with that.
    (oh and I can paint a house in less that one day.
    .
    .
    .
    .
    on paper and only in watercolours.)
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