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  1. Thread: Did ya miss me?

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    This thread sure brings back memories!

    This thread sure brings back memories!
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    I enjoy looking at the first mini I ever painted,...

    I enjoy looking at the first mini I ever painted, I thought she was amazing at the time! Strangely enough, it was also the first and last time I strung a miniature bow with a hair.
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    I've done 16 hours a day for 3 straight weeks...

    I've done 16 hours a day for 3 straight weeks before when it was crunch-time on a project...and that nearly killed me, but there was also a sense of satisfaction. Routinely I spend 10-12 hours a day,...
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    I'd just like to mention that the figure that...

    I'd just like to mention that the figure that Chern Ann threw out for your initial capital is quite conservative, having recently just produced a wargame ruleset, lol. Producing minis is quite...
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    Copycat Killer for Charity

    Hi everyone! I\'ve recently painted up this unreleased version of the Copycat Killer for Wyrd miniatures (the figure won\'t be available until November 09) and is now up for auction in cooperation...
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    it goes together real easily actually, pegs in...

    it goes together real easily actually, pegs in the body for the legs which have holes, and the arms fit on with a very little gap which was easy to fill.

    And hi! :)
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    It\'s been a little while - Steamborg

    Well, I haven\'t really picked up a brush in nearly a year and a half, but figured it was time to paint a little. So we have Steamborg, a new release by Wyrd Minis!

    Vote Link

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  8. Thread: GDLA 2008

    by EricJ
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    I\'m missing it this year unfortunately. With...

    I\'m missing it this year unfortunately. With Gencon the week before which I have to be at, and getting married 3 weeks afterwards, I don\'t have either time to paint or the time to head down there....
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    ooh, I did one of these shots once! Right before...

    ooh, I did one of these shots once! Right before and several months after finding cmon



    http://www.coolminiornot.com/pics/pics7/img414e6e6624a14.jpg
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    really nice Kev! looks like you really captured...

    really nice Kev! looks like you really captured the piece and the nmm in this looks great. Seems like this would be a great help in helping understand all the proper placement of highlights and such...
  11. I really use both about 50/50. I like yahoo\'s...

    I really use both about 50/50. I like yahoo\'s homepage, where as the customizable google homepage option just never gave me what I want. I usually search on both as they have different databases...
  12. Thread: Andre the Ogre

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    I think I got ogre plans for next year also ;)

    I think I got ogre plans for next year also ;)
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    So I use P3 and GW exclusively (P3 more and...

    So I use P3 and GW exclusively (P3 more and more), and use them in thin layers, and never had any problem with them used like that. I think the fact that I thin each brush individually rather than...
  14. Thread: GENCON Indy \'07

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    I\'m sad I missed you this year! I was a around...

    I\'m sad I missed you this year! I was a around the paint area a little bit, but mostly chained to the wyrd booth, which kept me VERY busy. And then by the end of the day, I mostly was ready to find...
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    That\'s simply great work, I love it. I\'ve been...

    That\'s simply great work, I love it. I\'ve been toying with the idea of trying my hand at some death corps and this is really inspiring!
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    here\'s mine of course :) ...

    here\'s mine of course :)


    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v491/EricJ/Painting/Ramos-final.jpg
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    I grew up 100% on GW and still have them, but...

    I grew up 100% on GW and still have them, but since Gencon last year, i\'ve been steadily using P3 more and more, and I\'d say it\'s probably 60-40 P3 to GW now. I expect with the exception of a few...
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    That\'s a bad thing how? That was sort of my...

    That\'s a bad thing how? That was sort of my point really, and is in line with this thread as well: that most people relish the competition and are not looking for cheep awards. I just think it\'s...
  19. Thread: Andre the Ogre

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    yep, there is a small hole through the base,...

    yep, there is a small hole through the base, which is that white spot, just the angle of the photo really caught it

    As for the tusks, they\'re greenstuff, here is a photo of the conversion:

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  20. Thread: Andre the Ogre

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    oh, I also saved this one at...

    oh, I also saved this one at full-straight-from-camera size too, if you want to look

    Big Ogre!

    Warning: It\'s a big photo, almost a 1mb
  21. Thread: Andre the Ogre

    by EricJ
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    Andre the Ogre

    Another of my GDLA 07 entries, and this one was special to me, because it was a remake of my paint aid ogre. That one always bothered me because there were parts I just didn\'t like (notice you...
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    I think that would be a good solution

    I think that would be a good solution
  23. I saw this one in person, looked good then, looks...

    I saw this one in person, looked good then, looks good now...the surprise! :D

    Color selection is awesome, the bright really mix well with the other duller tones and create a nice composition.
  24. Thread: Shadowsun

    by EricJ
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    Shadowsun

    Another of my GDLA07 entries, this one ended up with bronze in a tough tough 40k single category. Went for something of a different look for tau, a little more feet on the ground gett\'n dirty look,...
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    I told you at the show, but I think it belongs...

    I told you at the show, but I think it belongs here as well. It\'s great work Kev and definitely shows off all of your hard work, the blends are smooth, the nmm is great, and the selection and...
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    Radagast The Brown

    Well, finally back from GDLA and Gencon, so I can finally get some of these entries up online. This was my LOTR single entry, relatively simple with a little freehand: Radagast the brown


    Votey...
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    The only thing I even vaguely disagree with at...

    The only thing I even vaguely disagree with at gencon is allowing more than 1 entry per category, but ultimately I don\'t see that as a big deal either really.

    I agree with most of what\'s said...
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    What about his daughter George? (ok Georgetta)

    What about his daughter George? (ok Georgetta)
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    I accidentally glued my knee to the bottom of the...

    I accidentally glued my knee to the bottom of the table I was working at...I just had gotten a drop on the top of my knee without noticing, then moved and tapped my knee to the bottom of the table...
  30. Thread: GamesDay LA 07

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    yeah, I thought the tank would place and even...

    yeah, I thought the tank would place and even take gold, and is one of the few judging decisions I disagreed with at the show, it looks great.
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    It was a lot of fun! I met a bunch of people I...

    It was a lot of fun! I met a bunch of people I hadn\'t before but unfortunately missed a few as well...next year! :D

    I think the painting quality was a step up from last year as well, lots of nice...
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    I think I\'m just about average at 6\'2\" and...

    I think I\'m just about average at 6\'2\" and between185-190lbs.
  33. Thread: GENCON Indy \'07

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    she asked you to \"kick me?!\" that\'s it, I\'m...

    she asked you to \"kick me?!\" that\'s it, I\'m hiding in the booth the whole time!
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    Lets meet at noon, (which is when submissions...

    Lets meet at noon, (which is when submissions close), just to the left inside the front doors, which, if it\'s set up like last time, will be right near the demon area. See you guys tomorrow!
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    well, based on blondness and acting talent (or...

    well, based on blondness and acting talent (or lack there of) to effectively reprise the role, I have to say Jessica Simpson
  36. Thread: Killjoy pimp

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    nice work Jim, the veins are particularly...

    nice work Jim, the veins are particularly nice...well, gross, but well done.
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    that\'s a really nice paint job, I don\'t see...

    that\'s a really nice paint job, I don\'t see anything to critique. The color selection is just right, blending is great and freehand well done, even the marble base looks great.
  38. Thread: GENCON Indy \'07

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    Hey Quentin, will be nice to see you again, and...

    Hey Quentin, will be nice to see you again, and the wyrd booth looks to be about 20 feet from PP this year, so I\'ll be right nearby. (it\'s where I\'ll be sitting around painting most of the time)....
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    I agree this is great work, I really like your...

    I agree this is great work, I really like your conversion as well. The metallics look great and the sickly colors of the exposed skin are really eyecatching. The base is a little low contrast in...
  40. Really nice squad, well deserved win too, I agree...

    Really nice squad, well deserved win too, I agree that you would likely have done well even against more entries! The only thing I don\'t like is the snow glued to the bottoms of the clothes of the...
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    looks great! the galaxy look on the back is great...

    looks great! the galaxy look on the back is great with both the crystal ball and the globe in the staff. You\'ve chosen good colors for this as well, I think the red works well to center the mini so...
  42. Thread: Uriah Jacobbson

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    I agree with Rev, the blue/white cloth is great...

    I agree with Rev, the blue/white cloth is great and really eyecatching, as is your banner. I like what you\'ve done with this mini a lot. I am a little confused about the barrel of the gun, I\'m...
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    it\'s been forever since the first season came...

    it\'s been forever since the first season came out, I was starting to get worried they gave up! I love the muppets, gotta get this one tomorrow!
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    I think Alien can be clearly classified as a...

    I think Alien can be clearly classified as a horror film, the sequels clearly are action movies, but the first one is driven by horror more than anything.

    28 Days Later - definitely one of my...
  45. Thread: nmm or metallics

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    I pretty much agree with Anders here...again...

    I pretty much agree with Anders here...again (shocking!). I really first worked on my NMM but recently really been focusing on metalics and I think both look great. Ultimately I am glad to have...
  46. Thread: GamesDay LA 07

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    Well I got the entries I had planned all done,...

    Well I got the entries I had planned all done, except for a touch up here and there. So the big question is do I think I can whip something else out in this last week...Kind of seems like a fun...
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    oh man, I can\'t imagine if I had to stick around...

    oh man, I can\'t imagine if I had to stick around for 2 days, 1 day starts feeling pretty long when you\'re not taking part in all the gaming. Last time I showed up right when the doors opened to...
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    I like feedback, I really do, it gets me...

    I like feedback, I really do, it gets me thinking, it strokes my ego, etc...

    However, what I see more and more which worries me is what seems like a general overdependence on others feedback. ...
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    great job both of you placing in a REALLY...

    great job both of you placing in a REALLY difficult GD (probably the best the US has had from the looks of it), and really nice looking work.
  50. Thread: sniping my piece

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    I agree with Rev here (who\'d have thought this...

    I agree with Rev here (who\'d have thought this day would come). I honestly feel that LOW scores were more of a motivating factor for me to improve than any high scores or comments. If you\'re not...
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    yeah, I licked sculpting tools too, until I...

    yeah, I licked sculpting tools too, until I realized it might be the cause of my headaches and hearing loss...hmmmm
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    I do this too, a very quick and easy way to do a...

    I do this too, a very quick and easy way to do a blend without ever having to return to the palate.

    I am going to go ahead and agree with everything Anders has said in this thread, and everything...
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    brush licking makes you both a better...

    brush licking makes you both a better painter...and a better person. Honest! :D
  54. We owed it to this thread to include it!

    We owed it to this thread to include it!
  55. I think I found their concept art: ...

    I think I found their concept art:


    http://s91442143.onlinehome.us/images/ConneryPreBond.jpg

    (just because no one had posted the pic yet :))
  56. Thread: GENCON Indy \'07

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    \"some woman crazy enough to date him?\" :flame:

    \"some woman crazy enough to date him?\" :flame:
  57. Thread: Barbarian Libby

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    I hate painting fur, yet you manage to do it so...

    I hate painting fur, yet you manage to do it so well and make it look so effortless, great work on both tiger and rider
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    I tried a bunch of these as well, and while they...

    I tried a bunch of these as well, and while they weren\'t bad paints, they weren\'t anything special either. I\'ve been using mainly P3 lately which seem to have all the advantages of the foundation...
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    I\'ll be there, but not likely for anything...

    I\'ll be there, but not likely for anything Friday night, since I\'m driving down the coast (the scenic LONGer way), I\'m in for In-n-out at lunch saturday and dinner after the show as well, and...
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    here was my first! off to a brilliant start I...

    here was my first! off to a brilliant start I thought! :D


    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v491/EricJ/Painting/Firstminipost.jpg
  61. Thread: GamesDay LA 07

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    Well, looks like I\'ll definitely be there now...

    Well, looks like I\'ll definitely be there now (just bought tickets). I actually managed to find some time and get myself back painting a little bit the last few weeks, so I should even have a few...
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    nearly missed seeing this one, which would have...

    nearly missed seeing this one, which would have been a shame, it came out really nicely Shawn, I\'m really really impressed, among my favorite of your work, great results.
  63. Thread: GamesDay LA 07

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    oh, I\'m totally into hooters friday night (if I...

    oh, I\'m totally into hooters friday night (if I make it down in time)! I went there last year the night before also, think it\'s gotta be good luck really :D
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    I pretty much agree with a lot of what has been...

    I pretty much agree with a lot of what has been said. Exercise is important, sunlight/full spectrum bulbs are a big help, and also a good diet helps a ton. But I believe both to make sure to eat...
  65. Thread: P3 paints?

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    I wrote a review when I first got my hands on...

    I wrote a review when I first got my hands on these last august, and rereading it with another 9 months of experience with them I stand by what I wrote. Link here: (also includes a review by a few...
  66. Thread: Geek!

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    oh, there is 1 scene where he is painting minis,...

    oh, there is 1 scene where he is painting minis, and talking to them...but yes, everyone seems to point to those 5 seconds of film
  67. Thread: GamesDay LA 07

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    At the moment I think I\'ll be there. Not...

    At the moment I think I\'ll be there. Not completely sure since I\'m heading to Gencon 5 days later, so I might just not have the time to drive down to LA for this. Hopefully though!

    Of...
  68. Thread: Geek!

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    recently what I\'ve noticed is that once you get...

    recently what I\'ve noticed is that once you get older, pretty much no one is cool...and being a geek pretty much makes you above average really. I mean, all the cool kids in high school college who...
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    apparently at the moment I\'m posting on cmon for...

    apparently at the moment I\'m posting on cmon for a living...

    but really I work in marketing for financial products to the hedge fund industry, really very boring :(
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    haha, it\'s ok, now, if I don\'t post for another...

    haha, it\'s ok, now, if I don\'t post for another 6 months, I\'ll just blame it on you ;)

    I think Nathan put you up to it to herd me back over toward wyrd and away from the big mean people at cmon...
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    jeez, first cmon post in about 6 months and you...

    jeez, first cmon post in about 6 months and you gotta be giving me troubles! :cry:
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    okok, details details...but generally free stuff...

    okok, details details...but generally free stuff ends up being the junk you never really wanted or never will really use. I mean 99.8% of the dick blick website I\'d probably never use. (although...
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    I\'m with the rest, this looks great but I want...

    I\'m with the rest, this looks great but I want to see more!
  74. Thread: Eldessa

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    I agree with Avelorn here, the eyes are the main...

    I agree with Avelorn here, the eyes are the main problem area. the whites definitely need to be trimmed down a bit, and the skin tone blended up to soften the transition to the dark lining around...
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    free stuff is always fun! And especially a size 1...

    free stuff is always fun! And especially a size 1 WN7

    The only time this happened to me was actually with New Wave games, our old friends (before I realized never to order from them). But they...
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    I can\'t even make myself acknowledge this...

    I can\'t even make myself acknowledge this ghostrider exists, I think I\'ll likely never see it from the looks of it. Doesn\'t help that Nick Cage is one of my least favorite all time actors.
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    I\'m not a huge eminem fan, but I\'m just glad to...

    I\'m not a huge eminem fan, but I\'m just glad to hear someone else paints to rap. I usually have on a mix that includes Wu Tang, 2pac, Tribe, Mos Def, Biggy, Tricky and a number of others.
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    Anja! when you got that job you promised to get...

    Anja! when you got that job you promised to get me in next :P

    I\'d love to do it, or the job posted on the Privateer Press site right now. My damn problem is I have a really good paying job now...
  79. Thread: Nyss Sorceress

    by EricJ
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    great example of using a red/blue palate with...

    great example of using a red/blue palate with purple shading to really make the mini conherent. Nice work, one of my favorite in it\'s category of FFII as well!
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    nice work! keep them coming. I think the best...

    nice work! keep them coming. I think the best thing you can do is just paint more and more minis right now, and just the experience of brush in hand will result in cleaner and cleaner minis. ...
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    Anders, you\'re so naughty ;) great work of...

    Anders, you\'re so naughty ;)

    great work of course!
  82. Thread: My Wyrd minis

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    Come to Gencon, that\'s the plan ;)

    Come to Gencon, that\'s the plan ;)
  83. Thread: My Wyrd minis

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    thanks everyone! yeah, Avelorn, I know, still...

    thanks everyone! yeah, Avelorn, I know, still working with the camera, and really need a REAL photo setup, which is planned for soon, promise!
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    I\'ll be there Aug 17-20 :D

    I\'ll be there Aug 17-20 :D
  85. Thread: My Wyrd minis

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    My Wyrd minis

    Well, I know I haven\'t posted much lately, but I have been painting a little bit. Here are what I\'ve done for wyrd lately, take a look! :)

    Rasputina, Ice Witch

    Nicodem the Undertaker

    and...
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    Just a review of the minis, for those who have...

    Just a review of the minis, for those who have never ordered from wyrd.

    First the metal used is nice and solid, so while wyrd minis do have thin parts, they are MUCH more sturdy than Rackham for...
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    haha, yeah, Anders and I just don\'t want nathan...

    haha, yeah, Anders and I just don\'t want nathan to cut off our supply of minis for saying too much :rolleyes:
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    Yeah, due to the fact the game and fluff is all...

    Yeah, due to the fact the game and fluff is all being worked on by a bunch of already overworked individuals, it\'s coming along as it comes along. Nathan mentioned something about Gencon being a...
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    it\'s funny, the first thing that came to mind...

    it\'s funny, the first thing that came to mind for anders was \"bold use of muted colors\" which I suppose sounds something like a contridiction, but works. His choices tend to be someone bold, but...
  90. Thread: PYVFYPRW

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    here is mine (this was a couple weeks ago) ...

    here is mine (this was a couple weeks ago)


    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v491/EricJ/Random%20photos/sunset-2-12-06.jpg

    and since the sun isn\'t setting all the time, here is the daylight...
  91. Thread: Marketers

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    My standard approach is that no matter what the...

    My standard approach is that no matter what the telemarketer is selling, I just tell them I already have it, and it pretty much kills any sales pitch they could possibly have to try to keep me on the...
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    The easiest fix of all is to take photos from...

    The easiest fix of all is to take photos from different angles so it doesn\'t show ;)

    but it looks so minor, seems like it wouldn\'t stress the resin to get it back down
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    ok, my biggest complaint is that in the first...

    ok, my biggest complaint is that in the first photo, it looks like her back foot is up off the base, which is a little distracting.

    Very nice freehand however, crisp and nice choice of colors. ...
  94. that was my question!

    that was my question!
  95. Thread: contrast

    by EricJ
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    I would definately agree step 1 is deciding...

    I would definately agree step 1 is deciding exactly what type of effect you want on your minis. Step 2 is probably then finding and studying minis which you feel are great examples of that effect. ...
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    I do this too, one time I nearly rear ended a...

    I do this too, one time I nearly rear ended a chrome tanker truck, trying to get close to see the SENMM, then noticed it was covered in those \"flamible liquid\" warnings. Probably not smart of me...
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    hey! welcome to cmon and welcome to the hobby. I...

    hey! welcome to cmon and welcome to the hobby. I hope you find you enjoy both, it really can be satifying (it can be agrivating too, but we try not to talk about that ;) )

    But you should be fine...
  98. Thread: I got Married!

    by EricJ
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    wait, and you didn\'t get in trouble for having...

    wait, and you didn\'t get in trouble for having 15 shots of the wedding vs. 55 of the hockey tourny!?

    But really, congrats!!
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    Happy Birthday Becca!!

    I hope you have a wonderful day! Thinking about you! :D
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    I only ever use a W/N7 miniature size 1 for...

    I only ever use a W/N7 miniature size 1 for everything I do from basecoat to freehand to eyes. and I\'ve used the same one for 8 month. So at about $8 that dickblick charges, I don\'t really worry...
  101. Thread: SUPERBOWL!

    by EricJ
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    oh, I got a party planned, people showing up...

    oh, I got a party planned, people showing up soon, ribs on the bbq, endless snacks and drinks, as much interest in the comercials as the game (I like football, but don\'t really care about these...
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    I actually think that learning the art of...

    I actually think that learning the art of highlights starts not at the paint table but out in the real world. I noticed when I was really trying to learn how things should look highlighted, I would...
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    I think they\'ve got it pretty covered, but...

    I think they\'ve got it pretty covered, but sounds like a good excuse to practice that blending :D
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    looks like it is metal to me, but I suppose it...

    looks like it is metal to me, but I suppose it could be either really
  105. Thread: first figure

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    First of all, I know from painting this figure...

    First of all, I know from painting this figure the sculpt is just a little...messy, and hard to make look great. I think you\'ve actually done quite a good job. Just focusing on your blending...
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    I am actually just now working more with...

    I am actually just now working more with metallics and I\'d love to hear answers to this as well, I had the same question!!
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    that was my point too, he is GOOD, one of my top...

    that was my point too, he is GOOD, one of my top 3 favorites all time, and his results are amazing. I don\'t know how he does it and I\'ve been studying his work for years, and practicing to try to...
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    I too would like to be able to weather like Nano!...

    I too would like to be able to weather like Nano! :D

    as for sculpting, practice practice practice :) (and there are a lot of tutorials around)
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    I never wet blend either...unless I mess up and...

    I never wet blend either...unless I mess up and add paint to an area that isn\'t dried from the last layer yet :D

    Like Anders mentioned, it\'s hard to get HIGH contrast wet blending, so even if...
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    I agree with funnymouth, the back looks like...

    I agree with funnymouth, the back looks like it\'s a bit lower standard than the front. I think that the back of this mini just screams \"FREEHAND!\" and I bet with your brush control you could do...
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    the gems are definately the highlight here! ...

    the gems are definately the highlight here! However somehow the rest looks a touch dull in compairison since the gems shine so brightly. Maybe just a touch more contrast in the \"skin\" of the...
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    I never change or clean my palate! and I don\'t...

    I never change or clean my palate! and I don\'t seem to be able to paint without it. It\'s just a warhammer movement tray. Here is it about 15 months ago, the paint is quite a bit thicker on it...
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    I\'ve long used GW paints and never had a problem...

    I\'ve long used GW paints and never had a problem with them, they are great paints. I also have been using P3 paints lately, and really like the results there as well, they are at least comparable...
  114. Thread: armor tinting

    by EricJ
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    I\'ve be experimenting with this lately myself,...

    I\'ve be experimenting with this lately myself, and I\'ve found it\'s really quite simple, and just a matter of a few glazes of watered down paint. Don\'t need inks, and since I don\'t own any, I...
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    nice results! I particularly like your color...

    nice results! I particularly like your color choices, which really bring highlight the sculpt. Like the others I\'d like to see some slightly larger photos to better see your technique :)
  116. Thread: Vargas Metatron

    by EricJ
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    good results with new techniques! which of course...

    good results with new techniques! which of course means you\'ll only improve more and more as you get more comfortable with them! The mini looks great, I think both the forearms could take a little...
  117. Thread: my rating

    by EricJ
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    yes, nice to see Vincenti and Yellow one back,...

    yes, nice to see Vincenti and Yellow one back, this place should not be without their minis! (and of course the other 800+ missing ranked posters!!!)
  118. Thread: Slow??

    by EricJ
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    I actually had to edit, I originally said \"and...

    I actually had to edit, I originally said \"and he\'s been playing with it\" instead of turning it...family site!!
  119. Thread: Newbie

    by EricJ
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    I agree with everything in the above post :D

    I agree with everything in the above post :D
  120. Thread: Slow??

    by EricJ
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    Maybe Chern has a little nob, which reads slow...

    Maybe Chern has a little nob, which reads slow and fast, and he\'s been turning it :D

    Sounds like bandwidth really considering the symptoms
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    it is really fun, and would be great to paint,...

    it is really fun, and would be great to paint, although something is off about the eyes...
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    I think the camo came out particularly well,...

    I think the camo came out particularly well, simple and very effective
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    I actually think they\'re all a really good job...

    I actually think they\'re all a really good job considering the situation. Honestly, if someone gave me that kit, restricted my conversion, and only offered 1 month to get it done, I wouldn\'t...
  124. Thread: Neat Blacklining

    by EricJ
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    oops, I\'ve been away for a while, I\'m out of...

    oops, I\'ve been away for a while, I\'m out of practice with this reading comprehension thing
  125. Thread: Neat Blacklining

    by EricJ
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    personally I think the mini you posted looks...

    personally I think the mini you posted looks pretty good! If your unsatisfied, I would say just keep practicing and really increase your brush control. I agree a color other than black can tend to...
  126. Thread: dullcote, drying

    by EricJ
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    in theory I would say you probably could, but I...

    in theory I would say you probably could, but I wouldn\'t risk it personally, it doesn\'t take that long to dry, only a few minutes at most, I say just let it be and wait it out
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    I\'ll be at gencon also! now doesn\'t that...

    I\'ll be at gencon also!

    now doesn\'t that change everything! :P
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    here is my first, painted in the late 90\'s and...

    here is my first, painted in the late 90\'s and followed by years of trying to forget about mini painting, but I just never was able to get away from it!

    ...
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    you\'ve done really well here. Some people show...

    you\'ve done really well here. Some people show an amazing ability to assimilate information and use that information with little or no actually first hand practice. You\'ve mentioned you\'ve read...
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    I think a big issue is also our eye does not...

    I think a big issue is also our eye does not always (or even very often) see how things actually are. And the best looking minis are not based on painting things as they actually are, but rather an...
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    Ok, here is what happens. When light is emited...

    Ok, here is what happens. When light is emited from a light source, in comes as photons of course, which travel through space as a wave. However from the light source itself these wavelengths are...
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    If you\'re just learnign the technique, I say...

    If you\'re just learnign the technique, I say overdo it! I\'ve seen enough people try something new but are so shy that it barely looks like what they were trying, and more importantly, they learned...
  133. Thread: Rules Lawyers (

    by EricJ
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    My Warhammer 40k group (back when I played) had...

    My Warhammer 40k group (back when I played) had one guy in it, who was a very deeply religious, preached morals, played games by the letter of the law, which was fine and good. EXCEPT, when it was...
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    I don\'t know if it\'s due to the air where I...

    I don\'t know if it\'s due to the air where I live, but i\'ve never had any trouble with the miniature W&N7 drying out, in fact I still feel like they hold too much paint sometimes!

    Granted I...
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    yeah, the arguement of \"if you don\'t want to...

    yeah, the arguement of \"if you don\'t want to pay so much for the product, then don\'t pay! For those that want to, let them\" can pretty much also be applied to the thread for those who are sick...
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    Nope, I just used the standard fine detail off...

    Nope, I just used the standard fine detail off the shelf (and a small drybrush) for everything in my gallery until about March of this year when I switched to W&N mini brushes. Oddly since about...
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    too late! but it\'s ok, flattery will get you...

    too late! but it\'s ok, flattery will get you everywhere ;)
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    I think I agree with you, the right hand looks...

    I think I agree with you, the right hand looks great, with the tendons visible as the hand strains. The left hand sort of looks like sausages (no offense), not much in the way of details there. ...
  139. Agree! Tits were invented to solve this problem,...

    Agree! Tits were invented to solve this problem, the great intelligence equalizer ;)
  140. Beo, I think that while it\'s true your first...

    Beo, I think that while it\'s true your first post did have that feel of being condesendingly jerkish and personally insultingish, deep down I think we all know what you\'re talking about (all...
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    really awesome work, I like this one, both the...

    really awesome work, I like this one, both the idea and execution. I agree about the shading on the left hand however, only little flaw I really see
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    the painting is real nice of course. I just...

    the painting is real nice of course. I just don\'t understand why no one\'s mentioned the increadibly obvious line left between the parts where the head is attached? For me that\'s a -1 to the vote...
  143. the best part? Saying something, that one person...

    the best part? Saying something, that one person finds funny, then another person agrees with...makes me look increadibly intelligent! :D

    *abstract feeling of superiority growing*


    (okok, I...
  144. nope, I mean everyone! and not just posters, all...

    nope, I mean everyone! and not just posters, all 18,000+ members of the site ;)

    But actually on topic of the thread, I actually am not all that bothered by people if they\'re not super...
  145. My favorite part about this thread is everyone...

    My favorite part about this thread is everyone defending the girl, mentioning all the different ways to judge these things, questioning what true intelligence is, etc, etc..

    THEN being darn sure...
  146. Thread: Paranormal?

    by EricJ
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    oh, I saw one of those streaming stars one time...

    oh, I saw one of those streaming stars one time too, on a rafting trip in as we were all settling down, luckily it was warm enough that we didn\'t need a tent, but the thing lit up the camp as if it...
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    Maybe Bush outsourced the button to the middle...

    Maybe Bush outsourced the button to the middle east for a few $Billion to try to make his deficite look better?
  148. Thread: friday the 13th

    by EricJ
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    The closest I have to a phobia is April Fools...

    The closest I have to a phobia is April Fools Day. It was the day my best friend in high school was killed, and when I was told, I was like \"april fools right?\" but then no one was laughing...kind...
  149. Thread: What happend?

    by EricJ
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    of all the banners/adds, the one I\'m most...

    of all the banners/adds, the one I\'m most worried about is the ones that keep trying to attack my computer with a trojan virus. My protection tells me it blocks one a couple times a month
  150. Thread: Pro-create

    by EricJ
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    I picked some up at gencon and messed around with...

    I picked some up at gencon and messed around with it some. From what I\'ve done (mind I\'m no skilled sculptor or anything), I really like it. It stays soft a bit longer than greenstuff, but still...
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    hey! Welcome to the site, this is definately a...

    hey! Welcome to the site, this is definately a wonderful place to learn this hobby, and view what other work is being produced out there.

    For greenstuff, I\'ve been working on learning the stuff...
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    That\'s exactly how I normally do it. Minis tend...

    That\'s exactly how I normally do it. Minis tend to benefit from contrast, so I like to have contrasting areas based on black v. white basecoat. Not to hard to just prime it white and paint certain...
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    yeah it\'s still my b-day! I believe in letting...

    yeah it\'s still my b-day! I believe in letting it linger :)

    Well...I\'m at least still feeling the effects of my birthday...so it should count, right? So not too late for presents! :D
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    thanks everyone! :) mostly did work around the...

    thanks everyone! :)

    mostly did work around the house today, but tomorrow going out with the friends and such. Just the way it worked out this year, haha.

    Real satisfying day though, got a lot...
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    Thanks! that\'s basically my point :) Natalia,...

    Thanks! that\'s basically my point :)

    Natalia, if you really want to debate the issue of alleged cheating in 2004...start your own thread on it instead of derailing a valid point brought up about...
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    I\'m not trying to say one way or another about...

    I\'m not trying to say one way or another about what Margo tried to do in 2004. I\'m saying it\'s irrelivant as to whether someone else successfully cheeted in 2006.

    Also, I think you\'re being a...
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    The idea that ultimately it\'s ok because they...

    The idea that ultimately it\'s ok because they didn\'t get caught at the event disturbs me, and sets a dangerous precident honestly. How many people try it next year in the chance of pulling it off,...
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    I broke god :(

    Me:
    friday
    God:
    Do you like talking to me?
    Me:
    eh
    God:
    Are you Canadian?
    Me:
    god no
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    yeah, who\'s been complaining about the winning...

    yeah, who\'s been complaining about the winning entry. I\'m pretty sure it\'s not from here, is it?
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    I pretty much layer everything, and almost NEVER...

    I pretty much layer everything, and almost NEVER mix paints, which just seems like a pain in the butt to me. I think you definately can achieve the results you want either way.
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    yeah, some DAMN fine entries, especially...

    yeah, some DAMN fine entries, especially considering the time constraints of the contest
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    really nice work Peter, great idea and well...

    really nice work Peter, great idea and well exicuted!
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    great work to all the winners, I can\'t wait for...

    great work to all the winners, I can\'t wait for more photos to be released! Wish I could have been there, although, in fact I\'ve already started saving $$\'s for next year in the chance I can make...
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    awesome entry, anyone who has a problem with it...

    awesome entry, anyone who has a problem with it winning obviously is letting jealousy cloud their reaction.

    Great work Albert!
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    Yeah, hers seems sort of more like a mental...

    Yeah, hers seems sort of more like a mental condition than a super power...
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    hah, I think for me, as long as it\'s not a...

    hah, I think for me, as long as it\'s not a reality show, crime/medical drama, or soap opera convered to prime time, I\'ll give it a shot, lol
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    yeah, I was generally impressed my the show, and...

    yeah, I was generally impressed my the show, and seems very promising, I hope it finds an audience, I think I\'d keep watching.
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    And always remember, character isn\'t defined by...

    And always remember, character isn\'t defined by IF you win or lose, but rather how you act when you win or lose.

    Don\'t give up because of the results, there are 100\'s of reasons to give up the...
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    I think there are always going to be judging...

    I think there are always going to be judging irregularities for a few reasons.

    First, the judges are human, and everyone has differing oppinions about what makes something \"good\". Everyone has...
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    Well Rev, you\'ve always been kind enough to let...

    Well Rev, you\'ve always been kind enough to let me know when I start talking out my ass, so I figured I\'d return the favor.

    So you got your feelings hurt online...so what! No one is crying...
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    My basic theory is that the goal of the hobbie...

    My basic theory is that the goal of the hobbie isn\'t a factor of the product you finish, but rather the skill you aquire. Each mini is just a means to the ends, and not the ends itself. On top of...
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    I still think the best thing about these contests...

    I still think the best thing about these contests is the feedback. If you\'re frustrated with getting very few comments on your work here on cmon, go look at the past wyrd contests and notice every...
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    I don\'t like how they\'ve done the cracks, it...

    I don\'t like how they\'ve done the cracks, it looks more like mistakes in the moulding process to me than a style point.

    I\'m ok with the pose, and the head does look nice, but overall, not real...
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    Feel free! They were fun to paint, and don\'t...

    Feel free! They were fun to paint, and don\'t mind you using the ideas.

    I\'m not on MSN much at all anymore though, wouldn\'t be much help there.
  175. Thread: Key Review

    by EricJ
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    :( I\'ll just have to hang out in the top50...

    :(


    I\'ll just have to hang out in the top50 painters bar, its much more civilized in there anyway :P
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    I agree, scraping a knife up the brush can\'t be...

    I agree, scraping a knife up the brush can\'t be a good thing. I agree a big thing is letting your brush dry on its side.

    As for only using the tip, I don\'t thing that is a solution. The amount...
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    Good luck today!

    Good luck today!
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    I think Anders has it here, I agree that...

    I think Anders has it here, I agree that effective NMM is first about the proper placement and proper use of light and dark, and blending and color is 2ndary. Look at his results, he has this NMM...
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    I used to have back problems, but don\'t much...

    I used to have back problems, but don\'t much anymore, even when I paint for long stretches. The first solution was like Anders, I got a desk which was the right height for me, so I could rest...
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    For the most part I listen to either electronica...

    For the most part I listen to either electronica in various forms, anything from ambient or trance to house or dance, usually when I\'m working. If not that, then usually Rap (NOT R&B), which is...
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    Aliens? With their imagination ray? best guess

    Aliens? With their imagination ray?

    best guess
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    I\'ve looked at this a few times now and each...

    I\'ve looked at this a few times now and each time I\'m just really impressed, conversion and painting. Really nice work, looking forward to seeing what you put together for the other chapters
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    Tinting the entire mini a certain color is...

    Tinting the entire mini a certain color is actually a great trick a lot of well known top painters use regularly. It really have a great way of tying a mini together completely and giving it an...
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    lol some day someone will figure out how to make...

    lol some day someone will figure out how to make the paint taste good and still work like paint, some day :)

    At least I\'ll keep my hopes up
  185. Thread: Streaky Paint

    by EricJ
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    I like this! A clear question with a photo to...

    I like this! A clear question with a photo to show the problem, why can\'t everyone be like this! lol

    But the 2 previous replies seem to have covered pretty well. Red is just notoriously hard to...
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    From what I understand, Inks are typically dyes,...

    From what I understand, Inks are typically dyes, not pigment. So in essence by adding it to your paint, you\'re probably getting better coverage because you\'re both dying the under level the color...
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    I use a 1, just like I used for everything else! ...

    I use a 1, just like I used for everything else! If you have a brush with a very fine point, you don\'t need the smallest possible brush. I think it\'s more about practice practice practice to get...
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    Hah! I got the basic set ;) I\'m missing 2 of...

    Hah! I got the basic set ;)

    I\'m missing 2 of the others though, most notably the cygar one, so my blues are limited. I agree about the greens, what is now available is from either mercenaries,...
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    Ok, just got a little clarification on a few...

    Ok, just got a little clarification on a few points.

    Yes, the range will grow to 72, which will include some inks, apparently still being ironed out, so no word on a time line to retail.

    Yes,...
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    Not real sure how they\'ll be sold. At Gencon...

    Not real sure how they\'ll be sold. At Gencon they were in themed sets of 6. 1 set for each faction and 1 for general colors.

    It would seem like they would have to sell individuals, or it would...
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    Review of P3 Paints

    As some of you know, Privateer Press is coming out with their own line of paints in October, and I was lucky enough to get my hands on a set (well 24 of the 36 colors) recently. I\'ve been painting...
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    I agree, some people seem to take SO MUCH TIME...

    I agree, some people seem to take SO MUCH TIME figuring out all these additives, and in my opinion they are for the most part just a crutch for good painting technique. Instead of taking the time to...
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    lol I swear if you watch science TV for too...

    lol I swear if you watch science TV for too long, and you start to think the world WILL find a way to kill you within the next week, it\'s just a matter of picking which method.

    It\'s similar to...
  194. Thread: jobs

    by EricJ
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    I have another of them \"paper pushing\" jobs. ...

    I have another of them \"paper pushing\" jobs. Marketing Director at a Finance Firm specializing in Hedge Funds and Recently Healtcare savings (thanks Bush for that headache!).

    On top of that I...
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    Lately my #1 is the Wyrd forums, which is getting...

    Lately my #1 is the Wyrd forums, which is getting more and more active and has been fun to watch grow.

    Cmon is definately a solid #2 as it\'s the only other one I regularly post at.

    Past that...
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    mine is not real inventive, just a headshot of...

    mine is not real inventive, just a headshot of the top mini I\'ve managed in 2006 :)
  197. Thread: 6.5...

    by EricJ
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    I\'ve honestly been convinced recently that the...

    I\'ve honestly been convinced recently that the occurance of sniping is FAR overstated than acctually occures. I think it does happen to a point, but between the system removing low votes and...
  198. Thread: Colors for NMM

    by EricJ
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    From that photo...I basically see exactly what...

    From that photo...I basically see exactly what Anders talked about. High contrast, slightly blue color, with brown rusty places added.

    I actually think that real life can be the best tutorial...
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    no one has mentioned Privateer Press! They are...

    no one has mentioned Privateer Press! They are putting out a ton of quite nice new minis, and have what seems to be a darn popular game system. Also are putting out their own paints soon. Nice...
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    Hey Jake, it\'s true, I didn\'t know it was in...

    Hey Jake, it\'s true, I didn\'t know it was in WD. Do you happen to know what issue so I can track down a copy?
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