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    Thanks! I was always too afraid to try NMM, but...

    Thanks! I was always too afraid to try NMM, but turns out it's not as hard as it looks :)
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    Another Stormcast in the works. I started to...

    Another Stormcast in the works. I started to paint NMM armor and gold + as a bonus I recorded a tutorial about the process.
    On Friday I'm leaving for 2 weeks of holidays, so no painting during this...
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    Yea, so now I have yo actually figure out how to...

    Yea, so now I have yo actually figure out how to paint it like that :D
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    It was pointed to me that creamy robes are too...

    It was pointed to me that creamy robes are too close in colour to gold NMM and I think I agree. I quickly photoshopped how it would look with white robes, I think it looks better. What do you think?
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    Haha, yeah, I think I leveled up from being a...

    Haha, yeah, I think I leveled up from being a beginner to semi advanced :D i made some progress in the last 2 years for sure
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    The Stormcast is 99% done. I will fix some minor...

    The Stormcast is 99% done. I will fix some minor issues and details after I have all 3 of them painted.
    Now, off to recording the tutorial. It will be a long one ;)
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    Guys, let's be serious for a second, it's an...

    Guys, let's be serious for a second, it's an obvious reference to the fact that I clean my brushes in pairs. ;)
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    Well now, why would you think so? Have you been a...

    Well now, why would you think so? Have you been a naughty boy as well? ;)
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    Thanks! It's already uploaded on my channel,...

    Thanks! It's already uploaded on my channel, search for 2brushes1cup on YouTube.
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    Work on the Stormcast is delayed a bit as I...

    Work on the Stormcast is delayed a bit as I wanted to record a tutorial about the molten metal blade effect. So I did that, this is the sword I painted for the tutorial purposes. I think it came out...
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    I love how the skin looks. What model is this? I...

    I love how the skin looks. What model is this? I want to see it finished already :)
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    I agree that Hairster is incredibly skilled and...

    I agree that Hairster is incredibly skilled and creates amazing art! That said, I firmly believe that all of us can achieve the same level some day. It just requires a lot of practice and complete...
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    You already know the top 3 in my opinion, Banshee...

    You already know the top 3 in my opinion, Banshee Painting Academy is very good, Bohun, Alberto Pena (spanish, but with english subtitles) are also worth considering.
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    Thanks guys! I wanted to finish the model...

    Thanks guys! I wanted to finish the model tomorrow but my kid got sick so that probably means a week off painting for me. Sucks, but that's life I guess ;)


    Sunset Purple is such a nice colour!...
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    I'll try to do some OSL after I finish the rest...

    I'll try to do some OSL after I finish the rest of the model. I think I will try to simulate it in Photoshop and ask for your opinion before I do that on the mini, I'm not confident that I can make...
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    I don't think that I can pull it off - actually,...

    I don't think that I can pull it off - actually, the only OSL I ever did was based on your tutorial for Skaven bases ;) I even recorded a video tutorial based on it, gave you a shoutout in the video...
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    Quick poll - yay or nay?

    Quick poll - yay or nay?
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    Purple is just basecoated with Scale75 Sunset...

    Purple is just basecoated with Scale75 Sunset Purple, I didn't yet start to highlight and shade it.
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    More progress on the Stormcast. Nearing...

    More progress on the Stormcast. Nearing completion now, purple cloth, sword and the face mask left. I might actually be able to finish before the weekend :)
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    Wow, thanks guys, I never expected such response,...

    Wow, thanks guys, I never expected such response, it was my first time doing NMM on this scale and honestly I was jus improvising without any grand plan :D I'm glad that it worked :D
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    It's supposed to be metal. I wanted it to be gold...

    It's supposed to be metal. I wanted it to be gold to match the other symbols, but it was too similar to the cloth, so I repainted it to mimic the material of the armor.
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    Thanks. It's good to be painting to a higher...

    Thanks. It's good to be painting to a higher standard than tabletop again. I know that some highlight placement is inconsistent, but I think it's decent for a first attempt.
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    Thanks :) I did some NMM once before, but it was...

    Thanks :) I did some NMM once before, but it was only on a sword and a very small piece of armor (here -
    https://www.instagram.com/2brushes1cup/p/Bdxz2lql2ch) but this is the first time I'm doing...
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    Sooo, yeaaaah. Long time no see. Had some mental...

    Sooo, yeaaaah. Long time no see. Had some mental issues, also been hella busy with my YouTube channel, recorded a couple of tutorials, painted a lot of minis (hell, I've painted more during the last...
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    Haha, yes, when I heard how my voice sounds (and...

    Haha, yes, when I heard how my voice sounds (and how shitty my accent is) I also immediately thought about BuyPainted. I do not know him personally, but he's from the same country as me (Poland), so...
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    So I finally finished my Shadespire Orcs and also...

    So I finally finished my Shadespire Orcs and also managed to record another video in the process :)
    Tell me what do you think.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jWaAYBQR-4
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    Another long break, that's because I was working...

    Another long break, that's because I was working on starting my YouTube account, lots of experimenting with video recording, etc, but I finally managed to make it all work (well, there are a lot of...
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    I will see when I will actually have a chance to...

    I will see when I will actually have a chance to play Shadespire, but that doesn't seem likely in the forseeable future ;)
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    Third done, one to go!

    Third done, one to go!
  30. Thread: Arkaan - WIP

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    Arkaan, during the first year of his life you...

    Arkaan, during the first year of his life you will actually have lots of free time, fun begins when he will start to walk ;)
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    I followed a tutorial created by Tomas Pekar - my...

    I followed a tutorial created by Tomas Pekar - my version was very simple compared to his, but he's a Golden Demon winner and I just paint for tabletop :D
    You can check the tutorial here:...
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    Hello again, it's been a while. Summertime,...

    Hello again, it's been a while. Summertime, holidays, etc ;) but I'm back to painting, still doing my quick tabletop versions of Shadespire minis, started on the orcs, just finished the first two of...
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    Naah, while I made a lot of progress during last...

    Naah, while I made a lot of progress during last year, I still consider myself a beginner ;)
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    Skellies are done, the goal was to no exceed 90...

    Skellies are done, the goal was to no exceed 90 minutes per mini and I made it :) very quick tabletop job, as with all of the Shadespire models I'm painting. Skavens, dwarves and orcs to go and then...
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    Another update on the skellies, all of them are...

    Another update on the skellies, all of them are at this stage right now - only rust and minor details left to do. Trying to not exceed 90 minutes per model, so it's a very quick paint job, not aiming...
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    That's because they're great miniatures! Very...

    That's because they're great miniatures! Very easy and fun to paint, I did not think I would enjoy them as much, but it's been a blast.
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    More skellies! I did all of the bone areas, took...

    More skellies! I did all of the bone areas, took about 2h so 20 minutes per mini, not too bad.
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    This is the scheme I ended up with. It will be...

    This is the scheme I ended up with. It will be applied to all skeletons from Shadespire. A decent tabletop look with not too much effort needed. Happy with the results.
    PS. I just noticed I did not...
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    Thanks. It's just a basecoat, two drybrushes ane...

    Thanks. It's just a basecoat, two drybrushes ane one spot highlight, really quick scheme.
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    Another break from minipainting due to holiday...

    Another break from minipainting due to holiday season, but I'm back! Testing some bone schemes for my skellies, this is the latest iteration. Aiming for a high contrast look that does not require...
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    I have all of the Shadespire warbands and I want...

    I have all of the Shadespire warbands and I want them all done quickly, I'm aiming at no more than 3h per mini, so it's a rather quick paintjob. After I paint all of them I'll be back at my regular...
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    Thanks! Eyes are not how I imagined it, but it...

    Thanks! Eyes are not how I imagined it, but it was a good first try, next time they will be better.
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    Khorne guys finished - took more time than...

    Khorne guys finished - took more time than Stormcast cause of 2 models more and overall complexity of the models, but it's still a quick tabletop level job, about 3h per mini. I'm taking a break from...
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    Well, I promised myself that one year ago. And...

    Well, I promised myself that one year ago. And then I bought some Death Guard Plague Marines. And then some Primaris. And then all of Shadespire. So, I'm not that good at keeping promises :D
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    I started with Khorne side of the Shadespire box....

    I started with Khorne side of the Shadespire box. An exercise in painting different shades of fleshtones, only airbrush/wash for now, I will add additional highlights with a brush later.
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    Thanks everyone! During last year I noticed a big...

    Thanks everyone! During last year I noticed a big improvement with the speed that I paint, without loosing much quality. Well, there are some sloppy edge highlights, but nothing that can't be fixed...
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    Oh, for sure, painting 75mm was very refreshing...

    Oh, for sure, painting 75mm was very refreshing and an enjoyable experience. I plan not to buy any models until I finish what I have and then I will move to painting bigger scale. It might take some...
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    Shadespire Stormcasts finished. Overall very fun...

    Shadespire Stormcasts finished. Overall very fun models to paint, went rather quick (about 6h start to finish), pleased with the end result for the time spent. Khorne guys next!
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    I've finally started to work on my Shadespire...

    I've finally started to work on my Shadespire minis - it will be just a quick tabletop level paintjob.
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    Sooo, the deadline for Witcher mini is tomorrow,...

    Sooo, the deadline for Witcher mini is tomorrow, yesterday the mini was at the same state as the last update here (God of War took priority :D).
    What do I do? I speedpaint it. Just inks over...
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    Ah, thanks! Now that you've pointed me in the...

    Ah, thanks! Now that you've pointed me in the right direction I remembered that I knew those words, just fell out of my brain at the moment ;)
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    Well, I also did not think of that, it was purely...

    Well, I also did not think of that, it was purely Games Workshop idea :D
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    Thanks! I've done some more work on the boots and...

    Thanks! I've done some more work on the boots and kneepads, bottom half of the model is almost done, just the knife holster thing (dunno how it's called in english) left to do.
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    Thanks! It's my first time painting something...

    Thanks! It's my first time painting something bigger than 28-32mm, so it's a nice change of pace. So far I love the bigger scale. I struggled a bit with painting face, this is the best I could do. It...
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    After a quick family trip for Easter I've started...

    After a quick family trip for Easter I've started another project. It will be part of a wedding gift for my best friend who is a Witcher fan. I need to finish it in a month and given my slow painting...
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    I finished her cat and made a quick diorama-type...

    I finished her cat and made a quick diorama-type base for her. I've had enough Eldar for a while, time to switch to some Nurgle goodness (or badness?) ;)
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    OK - more or less finished (minus her cat and the...

    OK - more or less finished (minus her cat and the base, which I will finish later).
    Had a lot of trouble with this one. I've repainted the dress three times, broke her feathery crown like five times...
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    As a fellow newbie I welcome you :) I've learned...

    As a fellow newbie I welcome you :) I've learned a lot since I started my WIP thread here and mage huge progress, expect the same ;)
    A little criticism - try to spend a bit more time preparing the...
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    Ultrasmurf is uploaded into the gallery if any of...

    Ultrasmurf is uploaded into the gallery if any of you want to vote :) Thanks!
    http://www.coolminiornot.com/423466
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    Skintone looks really good! Love that pale green...

    Skintone looks really good! Love that pale green style.
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    Thanks guys! I'm finally getting a hang of how to...

    Thanks guys! I'm finally getting a hang of how to approach blending, I guess that lessons with Giovanni di Lena are paying off. ;)
    In the meantime I based my Ultrasmurf. :)
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    Finally! Progress on Yvraine! Woohoo! And it only...

    Finally! Progress on Yvraine! Woohoo! And it only took three complete resets before I was finally happy with the result! :D
    There are some blends that still need fixing, but hey, it's a WIP ;)
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    Long time without updates, another couple of...

    Long time without updates, another couple of weeks with a sick kid that I rarely got a chance to paint. I started to work on Yvraine, worked for 5-6 hours on her dress and the result was awful so I...
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    Yeah, I'm happy with my progress BloodASmedium. I...

    Yeah, I'm happy with my progress BloodASmedium. I just wonder where I would be with my painting if I did not lose interest in painting temporarily during 2016 - I did not pick up a brush for the...
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    Marine circa late 2015 vs Marine start of 2018....

    Marine circa late 2015 vs Marine start of 2018. It's nice to see I made some actual progress ;)
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    You mean a pigment wash? Should I dilute it just...

    You mean a pigment wash? Should I dilute it just with water or pigment fixer?
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    I LOVE IT! :D I want to dirty him up with some...

    I LOVE IT! :D
    I want to dirty him up with some pigments, but I've had mixed results using pigments before and I do not want to screw him up. How would you go about it? I want to achieve a dusted...
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    OK - project speedpaint (yea, speedpaint, 6h is a...

    OK - project speedpaint (yea, speedpaint, 6h is a speedpaint for me :D) completed. Well, almost, after I cleaned up the airbrush I noticed that I forgot to highlight the head - I will do that next...
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    In contradiction to The Visarch, which took me...

    In contradiction to The Visarch, which took me like 2 months and is super clean, I decided to do a kinda-speedpaint in one-two evenings. I decided to do a Primaris Marine, heavy weathered this time....
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    Thanks! bloodASmedium - good advice! I was...

    Thanks!
    bloodASmedium - good advice! I was thinking about if I should paint the sword as a power sword or as a regular steel sword and I decided to do it in azure steel - just as an exercise, due to...
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    Also - uploaded him into the voting gallery if...

    Also - uploaded him into the voting gallery if any of you want to vote :)

    http://www.coolminiornot.com/421767
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    Thanks! Yea - that was my reasoning too, him...

    Thanks! Yea - that was my reasoning too, him being an Eldar, so I wanted him clean and shiny ;) that's also why I went for the azure steel, not the usual, more monochrome black/grey/white approach.
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    Ok - this took way too much time than expected,...

    Ok - this took way too much time than expected, but I've finally finished The Visarch.
    There were a lot of "firsts" for me - first time doing NMM, first time doing a plinth style base, first time...
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    Thanks guys! Unfortunately I did not finish him...

    Thanks guys!
    Unfortunately I did not finish him before I left for holidays. I tried to paint the sword in NMM but it turned out to be a complete disaster so I stripped it and will try again with a...
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    I religiously use Dark Sea Blue and Armor Brown...

    I religiously use Dark Sea Blue and Armor Brown for my shading :D I also recently added Black Leather from Scalecolors to the list. If you say that Despair Green is in the same league then I'm...
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    Thanks for the recipe - I do not yet have Shades...

    Thanks for the recipe - I do not yet have Shades of Doom set, but seeing those colours I need to buy it as well :D
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    I'm also trying to paint my latest mini in NMM...

    I'm also trying to paint my latest mini in NMM style, also using Scalecolors and it's not that easy. Especially the sword, I already stripped it of paint once because i was very unhappy with the...
  78. Thread: 10 balls WIP

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    NMM on the armor is stellar. As someone who just...

    NMM on the armor is stellar. As someone who just started trying NMM it's great to see what you can achieve with some (and by some I mean years) practice ;)
  79. Thread: Sigmar3's WIP

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    Yeah, I prefer the more subtle effect on the...

    Yeah, I prefer the more subtle effect on the second mini, looks more realistic. Well done :)
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    Green is awesome, but the blue shades are...

    Green is awesome, but the blue shades are amazing! I see in the background that you use Fantasy & Games range, did you used them to paint blue tones on this mini?
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    Technical/texture paints from Citadel are great,...

    Technical/texture paints from Citadel are great, although expensive (as are all things GW). I'm using Vallejo diorama texture paste now, they come in a really big box and last a long time, there are...
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    Base looks awesome! Cork and sand/grit? Or any...

    Base looks awesome! Cork and sand/grit? Or any other special techniques? :)
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    Visarch is almost finished, only the sword and...

    Visarch is almost finished, only the sword and one elbow blade remains to be painted. I hope to finish him tomorrow.
    Meanwhile I started to work on the base - it's my first time trying to mount in...
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    Progress is very slow, as I do not have much time...

    Progress is very slow, as I do not have much time to paint. The end is near though, I hope to have him finished this week before I'll go on 3 weeks holidays to my family, no painting will be done...
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    Don't know what is your experience with S75,...

    Don't know what is your experience with S75, maybe you got some magic batch or something, but there are some colours that seperate like crazy and even after a week or so they need to be shaken for...
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    No painting during the last week. Kid was sick, I...

    No painting during the last week. Kid was sick, I was sick, my wife was sick and now we have my wife parents visiting till Sunday so no painting till then as well. I hate those breaks, I feel like...
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    Yea, its noisy, but I rarely paint at night...

    Yea, its noisy, but I rarely paint at night anyways.
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    The same Vortex Genie that costs almost 400$? If...

    The same Vortex Genie that costs almost 400$? If you can afford it then by all means, just seems a bit excessive. I bought the cheapest jigsaw for 10 euro and it works like a charm with S75 paints....
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    Scale75 is my favourite.

    Scale75 is my favourite.
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    Scale75 paints are great and I would highly...

    Scale75 paints are great and I would highly recommend them if you're aiming for display quality painting, but it's best to order one/two single colours (if you have that possibility) to check if you...
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    The best silver metallics that I used were...

    The best silver metallics that I used were Vallejo Metal Color (not Model Air metallics, but both of them are airbrush ready paints). They are really good. No need to water them at all, they are very...
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    Thanks! The cloak part was blended using a...

    Thanks! The cloak part was blended using a technique I learned from Flameon (https://www.patreon.com/FlameonMiniatures), not that it's some revolutionary technique, just layering and glazing, but it...
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    I finished some more crystals and his front robe...

    I finished some more crystals and his front robe piece. Bottom half is more or less done, apart from the NMM which still needs some work.
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    Thanks. The blade is not yet finished, I need to...

    Thanks. The blade is not yet finished, I need to smooth out the blendings. This was my first time trying NMM so I'm happy that you like it :)
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    Thanks! Slow progress on The Visarch, my family...

    Thanks!
    Slow progress on The Visarch, my family was visiting so not much time to paint. I started the right arm and his head. I also bought some cheapest Primaris models I could find to do some...
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    Good or bad, it's done :D No going back now,...

    Good or bad, it's done :D No going back now, painted the front as well. I think that it's not that bad for a first attempt, but there's a lot of work ahead of me :D
    I also started some other parts...
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    I tried NMM for the first time ever :D I painted...

    I tried NMM for the first time ever :D I painted one side of the blade that will be mostly obscured by the cloak - a perfect place to test if I'm even going in the right direction.
    So, am I going...
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    Chaotic Creations - do not worry, I do not take...

    Chaotic Creations - do not worry, I do not take this criticism personally or as a diss to my work, on the contrary, if I didn't want to be criticised I would not start this WIP! I welcome all the...
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    Well, yea, there is a typical edge highlight, the...

    Well, yea, there is a typical edge highlight, the armor is so defined that it just asks for it, but i'm making the edge highlight brighter on the most raised and defined points.
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    That's exactly what I'm doing. Maybe it does not...

    That's exactly what I'm doing. Maybe it does not show at the photo. There are 3 layers of those edge highlights. They go up to almost pure Ivory with just a hint of orange. Maybe I need to push them...
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    I really want to push myself forward on this mini...

    I really want to push myself forward on this mini and try things that I haven't done yet, push the contrast more, etc. I'll need to fix some highlight transitions with a glaze later, this is very...
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    Guys, quick advice/question. Am I going in the...

    Guys, quick advice/question. Am I going in the right direction shadow/highlight-wise?
    Do not mind the horrible uneven structure on his leg, I drilled through it and greenstuffed the hole, it came...
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    Thanks for advice Zab. I'll definetely try to...

    Thanks for advice Zab. I'll definetely try to copy rather than innovate, basics firsts. I watched all the youtube tutorials on the topic so I know the theory, now time to put it into practice....
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    Something ends, something begins. ;) Sword seems...

    Something ends, something begins. ;)
    Sword seems like a good piece to try NMM for the first time ever. Wish me luck. :D
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    Thanks KruleBear! I had so much fun painting him...

    Thanks KruleBear! I had so much fun painting him and first time since long ago I felt like my skills improved! On to the next one :D
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    Thanks! I uploaded him into the voting gallery,...

    Thanks! I uploaded him into the voting gallery, here's the link if any of you want to give me a 2/10 :D
    http://www.coolminiornot.com/419580
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    Not thinning paints enough is a typical new...

    Not thinning paints enough is a typical new painter mistake. Learning proper paint consistency for different tasks is an art in itself and something I've not yet learned properly as well. Better to...
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    This is a very good first attempt. Way better...

    This is a very good first attempt. Way better then most first attemps I've seen to be honest. You're off to a good start!
    My suggestions (and I'm not really that good myself, so take this with a...
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    Yea, there is so much going on on this mini that...

    Yea, there is so much going on on this mini that it's hard to capture it well on a photo. It does look better in real life :D
    Your version is top notch!
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    So, as promised - photos with the complete mini....

    So, as promised - photos with the complete mini.
    The base came out fine, better then I expected to be honest. This was all just a big experiment which I would call moderately successful :)
    As for...
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    Done. Painted. Woo! It was definetely my most...

    Done. Painted. Woo!
    It was definetely my most challenging project to date, but I enjoyed every single moment spend on him. I think this is the best mini I ever painted, I learned a lot by painting...
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    Maenas, thanks! Not a lot of painting done...

    Maenas, thanks!
    Not a lot of painting done during the last week as my kid got ill and I had no time to sit down and paint, but I started to work on the big red cloak parts on the main body of the...
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    Thanks guys for the encouraging words. Foxtail -...

    Thanks guys for the encouraging words.
    Foxtail - your Belisarius is like a guideline for me, I really like how you painted it, especially the red cloth and mine is nowhere near yours as it is only...
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    Well, from the moment I first saw the model I...

    Well, from the moment I first saw the model I knew that I would enjoy painting it, I really like it. I know that most more experienced people hate the new overdetailed GW minis, but I like the style....
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    First of all, let me tackle the lightbox question...

    First of all, let me tackle the lightbox question - it's fine for it's price. I did not expect a revolution and it didn't provide one. What it did provide was a controlled environment that I can set...
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    Looks like a cheapo version of the Rathcore...

    Looks like a cheapo version of the Rathcore holder which seems to be superior in every way. And thanks, I'll stick to my HobbyZone holder. ;)
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    Belisarius update - all the assorted bits and...

    Belisarius update - all the assorted bits and pieces are painted. I will now move to the 2 big subassemblies, upper and lower body. They are already basecoated in VMC Steel and S75 Deep Red on...
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    I knew that you need to make a hole in the tip...

    I knew that you need to make a hole in the tip first time you use them, I watched some reviews. :D But this was a paint I was already using the previous day, so it must've clogged.
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    I know, most of it I put back in the bottle...

    I know, most of it I put back in the bottle anyway, but I did not expect a clogged tip after one use.
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    BOOM. Major paint accident. I was basecoating red...

    BOOM. Major paint accident. I was basecoating red cloak yesterday evening and I wanted to add some Scale 75 Deep Red, I squished the bottle and then the top came out and half of the bottle spilled...
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    To this day I cannot fathom how some people do...

    To this day I cannot fathom how some people do one part of the mini from start to end and then move to a different part, I would be soo frustrated when I would accidentally make a mistake and paint...
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    Haha, true! Until the first painting session. ;) ...

    Haha, true! Until the first painting session. ;)
    I really want to up my airbrushing skills (well, priming and basecoating and prehighlighing/shading mostly) so I took a plunge and bought H&S...
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    It's always like that when I get new stuff and...

    It's always like that when I get new stuff and can get things organized. Then it goes downhill pretty quickly, but as I do not have a dedicated painting room and have to paint on my computer desk I...
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    Thanks for the kind words, I'm learning a lot of...

    Thanks for the kind words, I'm learning a lot of small things with this model and I feel like I'm improving.
    Foxtail - I used paints from Scale 75 Red Set and I found them to be very vivid and rich...
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    I think this part is done, besides some minor...

    I think this part is done, besides some minor cleanup work. What do you think about the red cloak part? This is a test scheme before I move to the bigger parts of the cloak.
    I also bought a cheap...
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    My Scale75 Red Set arrived and I tested it on a...

    My Scale75 Red Set arrived and I tested it on a small piece of Belisarius cloak that is attached to one of the arms - those paints are goooood. Nothing that would warrant a WIP photo though.
    And now...
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    Another Belisarius piece almost done. Seems that...

    Another Belisarius piece almost done. Seems that my tactic of painting/highlighting black did not pan out as I expected, but I will work on it more.
    Also I finally decided to buy Scale 75 paints....
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    I struggle with painting black, it's very lightly...

    I struggle with painting black, it's very lightly highlighted as I do not know how to do that. I used Dark Sea Blue from Vallejo and various greys from Citadel. I made a mistake in basecoating black...
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    Belisarius started. I paint really slowly :D This...

    Belisarius started. I paint really slowly :D This little piece took me over 3 hours to paint and it's not even finished. Where did that time go? :D
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    As I'm waiting for paint delivery to start...

    As I'm waiting for paint delivery to start Belisaurus, I finished Inquisitor Greyfax. As usual, taking pictures with a good camera reveals all mistakes and imperfections. I cannot even see most of...
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    Small update on Belisaurus: I basecoated it black...

    Small update on Belisaurus: I basecoated it black using an airbrush, then basecoated kinda zenithal white over all cloak areas which will be red. Then I airbrushed Vallejo Metal Color Steel over all...
  132. Thread: Maciejus_exe log

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    As I know your work from a certain polish...

    As I know your work from a certain polish facebook painters page, I will follow you here as well, as you're a very good painter and I want to pick up some new techniques :D
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    Looks amazing so far. I really like the Mortarion...

    Looks amazing so far. I really like the Mortarion model, I will follow your progress!
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    Naah, he's in like 7 seperate smaller parts, I...

    Naah, he's in like 7 seperate smaller parts, I just blutacked him into one coherent form for the purpose of the photo ;)
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    Challenge accepted. This is by far the most...

    Challenge accepted. This is by far the most complex miniature I ever attempted. Looks as it will be fun to paint though, cool as hell as well. :D
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    That's a good point, it was already spotted by...

    That's a good point, it was already spotted by another person on another site. I will try to do that, not sure if I will be able to do that though.
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    More or less finished. I will base her during the...

    More or less finished. I will base her during the weekend. Good to be painting again.
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    After I finished the backpack I started the work...

    After I finished the backpack I started the work on the actual mini. I basecoated it and washed some TMM areas. There are some spots that are missing a basecoat and there are some that need small...
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    Thanks for the kind words. I'm getting better,...

    Thanks for the kind words. I'm getting better, but still not at the level that I would call myself good ;) getting there, small steps ;)
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    So, I'm back! After a long holidays I'm back at...

    So, I'm back! After a long holidays I'm back at my workshop and painting. Started with some basic stuff to ease me back into a proper rhytm ;)
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    Unfortunately the wings are not a result of my...

    Unfortunately the wings are not a result of my sick blending skills. It's just a power of an airbrush.
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    Project "pseudo-diorama" completed. Went a bit...

    Project "pseudo-diorama" completed. Went a bit overboard with the pigments as it was my first time using them. I'm glad it looks not completely awful for the first time building some scenery and not...
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    I went a bit overboard with the pigments as this...

    I went a bit overboard with the pigments as this was my first time using them.
    How to you fix them? I tried Vallejo Pigment Fixer and spray matte varnish but they lose their "powdery" feel after...
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    Work is slow, but steady. Almost finished with...

    Work is slow, but steady. Almost finished with the second sister, no picture needed as she is almost identical to the first, only difference is cloak painting technique as I'm trying different...
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    It is more or less finished. I will make...

    It is more or less finished.
    I will make adjustments after I paint the second sister from the set and also Saint Celestine herself.
    I enjoyed painting this model and I'm pretty happy with the...
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    I started to work on one of the models,...

    I started to work on one of the models, basecoated gold armor parts and washed with Reikland Fleshshade. I started to work on the face - always a struggle for me, especially when the face is so...
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    Thanks! Unfortunately I will not have much time...

    Thanks! Unfortunately I will not have much time to paint during summer due to various trips we're planning with my family but I'll try to paint whenever I got the chance. It will be hard though with...
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    Very busy time for me, so not a lot of painting,...

    Very busy time for me, so not a lot of painting, but I managed to squeeze in some quality hobby time yesterday.
    I decided to start with the wings of Saint Celestine as this is a "make-or-break"...
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    Thanks for the advice! I did try with gloss...

    Thanks for the advice! I did try with gloss varnish and PVA glue, results were almost identical. Gaps are now filled. ;)
    Not a lot painting during the last couple of days (and by not a lot I mean...
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    Ardcoat is Citadel Gloss Varnish, right? I have...

    Ardcoat is Citadel Gloss Varnish, right? I have Vallejo Gloss Varnish, I guess it's the same stuff. I'll try it, thanks!
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    Guys, my Green Stuff has not yet arrived, can you...

    Guys, my Green Stuff has not yet arrived, can you fill very little gaps in model with standard Milliput instead? Or maybe there is some other way to fill them before priming?
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    Thanks! I've started to assemble Saint Celestine,...

    Thanks! I've started to assemble Saint Celestine, Eleanor and Genevieve from Triumvirate of the Imperium box, this will be a nice change after painting 50 minis with red armor :D
    ...
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    Its not about selling myself short. It's about...

    Its not about selling myself short. It's about knowing that I did not paint him to the best of my ability. But as you said this was a big project and I can certainly say that I will never be an "army...
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    Finished! Finally AoS boxset is done. No more...

    Finished! Finally AoS boxset is done. No more Khorne! Hooray!
    I can finally move to other things and start to really take my time on a single mini and try to improve my technique, which is severely...
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    I'm by no means an advanced painter, but I would...

    I'm by no means an advanced painter, but I would highlight them a bit more, especially on the metal parts with some bright silver paint.
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    Not a lot of painting done during the last few...

    Not a lot of painting done during the last few days, spend some quality family time with wife and kid instead.
    I did almost finish Korghos dog, there are some spots that need fixing that I saw after...
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    This one is almost done. Very displeased with my...

    This one is almost done. Very displeased with my performance. I rushed him to completion. This was a very frustrating experience for me, mainly due to the fact that this mini was assembled and primed...
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    I finished the green part of the cloak. I tried...

    I finished the green part of the cloak. I tried to fix the blends and push highlights and shadows a little, but I was careful not to overdo it.
    I found out that glaze medium has some retarder in...
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    I'm discouraged not only by lack of satisfying...

    I'm discouraged not only by lack of satisfying results, but also by the fact that I do not look forward to doing all the red armor again. I was thinking about stepping back on this mini and painting...
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    I did what I could on the green parts. It's not...

    I did what I could on the green parts. It's not perfect, but I cannot do better with my current skill level. I also found out that my desk lamp is shit as only in daylight I saw all the...
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    Webmonkey, thanks for the good advice. That what...

    Webmonkey, thanks for the good advice. That what I was trying to do, but the results were not so good. I think I have the theory stuff figured out after watching hundreds of hours of tutorials. It's...
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    Ok, so after another repaint I'm at this stage....

    Ok, so after another repaint I'm at this stage. Started to shade green parts, wanted to incorporate some reds in the shadows. I don't even know how to tackle the dark blue part, I've been repainting...
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    I spend the whole day painting the cloak using...

    I spend the whole day painting the cloak using different techniques like layering or glazing, but it all was looking rather horrible, so I kept repainting. I got frustrated and decided I will paint...
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    Thanks, I'm happy with how the base turned out. ...

    Thanks, I'm happy with how the base turned out.
    I did try loaded brush and it was a complete disaster. I also tried wet and 2 brush blending, but without some drying retarder it's completely...
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    I decided not to go fancy on this one and try to...

    I decided not to go fancy on this one and try to learn as much new techniques I can. Reason being I'm really tired of painting Khorne guys after doing like 40 of them recently, but I need to finish...
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    I've started to work on Korghos Khul and I made a...

    I've started to work on Korghos Khul and I made a mistake of trying to throw myself onto the deep end and following Ben Komets tutorial from Painting Buddha. That means using loaded brush technique...
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    I removed them from the pots and put them on the...

    I removed them from the pots and put them on the new bottles. It was very easy to peel the off and stick them onto the bottles.
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    Oh right? The bone fragments are the one of the...

    Oh right? The bone fragments are the one of the things I'm not proud of :D
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    I do not know the consistency of Reaper paints,...

    I do not know the consistency of Reaper paints, but for Citadel and Vallejo 1:1 is for me a basecoat mix, layering is done with even thinner paints.
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    Khorgorath is finished. Not entirety happy with...

    Khorgorath is finished. Not entirety happy with how he turned out, but I learned a lot when painting him, so that's good. I will try to do better on Korghos Khul which is the last mini remaining from...
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    One part paint one part water is definitely not...

    One part paint one part water is definitely not too thin ;) the problem you might have is overloading brush with paint, so it flows everywhere. I had similar problems at the beginning. I overloaded...
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    I did put glass beads in every bottle. Saving...

    I did put glass beads in every bottle. Saving paint was the main reason for transferring, ease of dispensing paint onto palette was added bonus ;)
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    I did transfer them. Well most of them anyway. I...

    I did transfer them. Well most of them anyway. I will not transfer washes or metallics. Couple more to go and I'm done. I hate those citadel pots. When transferring I found out that 5 or 6 paints...
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    No painting today, some work on the base, but not...

    No painting today, some work on the base, but not much.
    I did start another important project though! About 2/3 done, goodbye Citadel pots, you will not be missed!
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    Thanks for the good word. It was my first time...

    Thanks for the good word. It was my first time trying to blend colors and I'm happy with the result. But this is the only thing I'm really happy with on this mini. I found out that I did more harm...
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    I did a little bit of painting this morning. I...

    I did a little bit of painting this morning. I highlighted some more of the bone areas and decided that there was not enough contrast on the skin, so I decided to push some shadows further and add...
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    I did some more highlighting of the bone areas,...

    I did some more highlighting of the bone areas, nothing that would need another WIP photo. I'm at the stage of painting this mini in which everything I do seems to make it worse, so instead of...
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    I need to perfect the setup for the photos so the...

    I need to perfect the setup for the photos so the colors will be represented more faithfully. The reality is somewhere in between those two last shots. So not as bright and vibrant as the DSLR photo...
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    More work on the missing basecoats and skulls....

    More work on the missing basecoats and skulls. The more I paint this mini the less I like the effect, mainly because my lack of skill. At least I know what mistakes I did and I will improve on the...
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    I managed to do some more work on Khorgorath. Red...

    I managed to do some more work on Khorgorath. Red parts of the skin are pretty much finished. I like the effect. Pink/purple parts on the other hand need much more work. I find blending and...
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    Doing the whole thing backwards feels even more...

    Doing the whole thing backwards feels even more intimidating :D anyway I'll start highlighting today and will see how it looks.
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    I think I'm done with the flesh basecoats and...

    I think I'm done with the flesh basecoats and shadows for now, it's not perfect but as for my first attempt of blending with glazes I think it's acceptable.
    I think I will highlight the red in 4...
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    One side of the monster is almost finished in...

    One side of the monster is almost finished in terms of neating up basecoats after washing and initial blending of colors. I will have to do the same on the other side of the mini and then I will have...
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    I washed the skin with Nuln Oil twice and now I'm...

    I washed the skin with Nuln Oil twice and now I'm reapplying base colors leaving the shadows from the Nuln Oil in the recesses. I apply the colors in thin glazes trying to blend them with the shadows...
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    So work on Khorgorath has started. I layer down...

    So work on Khorgorath has started. I layer down basecoat of VGC Heavy Red and then Citadel Screamer Pink on selected areas, both sprayed with a cheapo airbrush I bought specifically for priming and...
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    Blending colours is something I haven't tried...

    Blending colours is something I haven't tried yet, too scared :D as for being in a right place to learn - probably true, but I spend wayyyy too much time on forums and watching tutorials then...
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    Thanks for all good words and advice. I have real...

    Thanks for all good words and advice. I have real trouble highlighting red, that's why it appears flat, it went so bad on the other mini I painted that I decided not to highlight red at all on this...
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    Another beginner WIP thread...

    So as I stated in the title, I'm a rather beginner painter, been lurking around the forums for a while now but never got the courage to post any of my work.
    Finally I think I'm at the level that I...
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