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    lol lol Thank you all for the informative...

    lol lol

    Thank you all for the informative replies. Im hoping i can get some done while over there, will just have to see how busy i am. I guess if i am still unsure about transporting them in this...
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    Airports and miniatures?

    Well, im off to Abu Dhabi for a month for work and i will have a fair amount of spare time after work. I was wondering if anyone has had any experience about putting paints and miniatures in your...
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    We demand photos :cussing: lol Still its...

    We demand photos :cussing: lol

    Still its tempting to take a trip up to Manc again and get you to show me more painting techniques. Great stuff as always Tommie ^^ the model itself looks like alot...
  4. Whenever im in a bit of a rut like this, as i was...

    Whenever im in a bit of a rut like this, as i was months ago i did two things which has helped me alot.

    Firstly i posted some of my work on here from when i started painting to my latest work,...
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    Might pop into Costa if i remember then :drunk:

    Might pop into Costa if i remember then :drunk:
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    A big congratulations to you both, what a great...

    A big congratulations to you both, what a great opportunity. :beer:
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    Unlucky dude, but hey it was all worth a try and...

    Unlucky dude, but hey it was all worth a try and this just gives us more opportunity to get better. Chin up and keep on painting :beer:
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    Lol no worries ^^ was amusing after i read that...

    Lol no worries ^^ was amusing after i read that other post. Thanks for the laughs, and yea good luck Darklord we all support you !
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    Hmm, i didn\'t know EM had painting \"boot camp\"...

    Hmm, i didn\'t know EM had painting \"boot camp\" heh, i think i could learn alot by watching others.

    Sadly i applied but didnt even get as far as the interview stage, and i guess i still have a...
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    I take it my ignorance and innocence has been...

    I take it my ignorance and innocence has been toyed with? :( :flip: :P
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    Oh cool, thanks for the info there Rev.. Im...

    Oh cool, thanks for the info there Rev.. Im assuming its this Link for his stuff? cos he has alot of experience in this sort of work. Im sure he\'ll do an amazing job :D good luck to him.
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    did we ever find out who got the spot? :) just...

    did we ever find out who got the spot? :) just curious
  13. Thread: Rogue Psyker

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    I like your models they are so well done. The...

    I like your models they are so well done.

    The red fluff balls are great, :D Might have to steal your ideas with marker counters. Easy and effective !
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    Thanks for all the helpful comments. I always...

    Thanks for all the helpful comments. I always needed a bit more contrast to my work, i guess this is another clear case of it. Im still working on smoother blending too. Thanks all :D
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    Techmarine

    Well i have been trying to go for more contrast in my painting, improving my NMM, blending and trying to be more patient with my painting. I think with this techmarine i have learnt alot about my own...
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    Ultramarines Honour Guard Standard Bearer

    So i\'ve really been trying to improve my skills and take my time with both the blending and the detail i put into a model. This model took me about 10 days or so to paint and im actually really...
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    i just wanted to thank you for your informative...

    i just wanted to thank you for your informative reply in the forums. I thought i recognised some of the example articles shown. To be honest i have been looking at ways to improve my painting, but i...
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    The Ultimate Painting Guide??? is it?

    Well i saw this ad on CMON or not as i was browsing minis and im just wondering as someone who is starting to develop himself in painting minis is it worth the $9.99, bear in mind that i only have...
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    Khorne Beserkers

    Hi all,

    alright i managed to finish 2 khornate beserkers last month and it gave me a chance to practice both a smooth red colour and my NMM on the gold trims. Im really happy with the smooth...
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    http://www.blackcatbases.com/prodtype.asp?strParen...

    http://www.blackcatbases.com/prodtype.asp?strParents=&CAT_ID=95&numRecordPosition=1

    this place has some nice skulls, i ordered some last month and they were really quick about it, and i think its...
  21. Thread: BFSP Quality

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    I tend to concur with SJB here, altho there is a...

    I tend to concur with SJB here, altho there is a more limited opportunity for conversions with the bfsp goblins they are really nice models and i thoroughly enjoyed painting them. Also with the...
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    This isn\'t really a short cut since you\'re...

    This isn\'t really a short cut since you\'re starting at trainee level, and tbh i think it takes someone of strong passion to be able to make a living from something they enjoy as a hobby.

    There...
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    Improving my NMM

    Hello boys, girls and others. I have been busy trying to improve my nmm and trying to get my blending alot smoother so i managed to these models. I was hoping if i can get some constructive criticism...
  24. Very cool, those sorts of things rate highly in...

    Very cool, those sorts of things rate highly in my books along with ice sculpting :) when i saw someone do an ice sculpt i was just stunned.
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    Hehe just tell the customs officials that she is...

    Hehe just tell the customs officials that she is your translator :) ;)
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    I want to thank everyone here for their support,...

    I want to thank everyone here for their support, your comments are really helpful and i think it might be time for me to try something different, maybe try something more fleshy than \"armour-y\"...
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    apparently you might be able to buy the new SM...

    apparently you might be able to buy the new SM codex at GD :)

    if that doesnt cheer you up then you should go buy yourself some ice cream :)
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    Limitations of Creativity

    Hey everyone,

    i wasn\'t sure if this is the right place to post this:

    i\'ve been on the forums and site for a while now and occasionally i post something up but i use this place mostly for...
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    H: BT-SM & NL-CSM, W:CSM or Warmachine

    Hey all, i have had these black templars for a while and i originally collected them for my brother but he has no interest now and so they\'ve never been used but i\'d like to sell the whole lot as...
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    Actually i have to agree, after finding out...

    Actually i have to agree, after finding out they\'re releasing 5th ed and not completing all the armies out there yet im sticking with 4th ed but put it all on the backburner and go onto warmachine....
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    thanks for the advice and warning on dullcote....

    thanks for the advice and warning on dullcote. And strangely enough im tired of painting regiments, i want to start doing a display piece lol. Just trying to decide what i want to paint instead...
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    Well heres another quick update, only done 3...

    Well heres another quick update, only done 3 miners out of the 8 so far. Going slow, just trying to motivate myself to paint more.

    http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/8832/pict0299ei4.th.jpg...
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    Well after being quite lazy here is another...

    Well after being quite lazy here is another addition to my dwarves a thane. A nice model definately, although i found when i finished highlighting the cloak i was left with a glossy sheen to it....
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    Well i\'ve finally completed another regiment of...

    Well i\'ve finally completed another regiment of night goblins. The blue shields work well in contrast with my first night goblin regiment. I also tried for the first time in my life a rust effect on...
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    I love the gobbos, its cool to see such nicely...

    I love the gobbos, its cool to see such nicely converted goblins. Can\'t wait to see more, keep up the good work mate.
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    Well i\'ve heard Testor\'s Dull Cote mentioned...

    Well i\'ve heard Testor\'s Dull Cote mentioned before, although i\'ve never tried it, it seems highly recommended. Honestly i dont want a glossy finish so i think i\'ll avoid ardcoat for now,...
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    lol ok, don\'t worry i haven\'t gone out to...

    lol ok, don\'t worry i haven\'t gone out to purchase any yet. I like to do some research on everything before i start it. Thanks for the loud warning and advice ;) :D
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    Heh thanks for the comment although im hoping...

    Heh thanks for the comment although im hoping GW\'s ardcoat varnish will protect them enough, unless someone else can recommend a spray on varnish which works well. Plus because they are plastics...
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    Well its 4/10ths of a regiment finished, heres a...

    Well its 4/10ths of a regiment finished, heres a little sneak peek, with the blue moon on the shields as shown, i took this as a rush job with an old camera so bear in mind the flash is on.
    ...
  40. Thread: a commission

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    Another awesome piece dude, i love the...

    Another awesome piece dude, i love the worn/weathered rust effects on the metal, i think my only comment on it would be maybe darker shading imo for a better contrast. But its still looking great,...
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    Thanks so much for the comment, makes me feel all...

    Thanks so much for the comment, makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside, although i have to say painting the bfsp boxed set is really fun all the models are nice and simple to do. Plus hive mate i...
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    Consider doing eliptical eyes rather than round...

    Consider doing eliptical eyes rather than round pupils etc, more like cat ones? maybe that could evil them up a bit, or rather whites in the eyes ave yellow or red? bright colours really contrast...
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    Well when i painted my nightlords i started with...

    Well when i painted my nightlords i started with enchanted blue base colour and highlighted up using white. The thing to bear in mind is to keep the progressive highlights within and smaller than the...
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    Ah, no nothing like that just a crappy table...

    Ah, no nothing like that just a crappy table lamp. And the reason its so shiny is that i had to use the flash on my camera because the light i normally use for taking images is broken so i wasn\'t...
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    naked eye :) btw what do you mean by viewing aid?...

    naked eye :) btw what do you mean by viewing aid? a reference of some sort? I only needed a reference once for the snake/serpent symbol straight from the uk GW site just so i knew what the symbol...
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    Well i finished the regiment of dwarves....

    Well i finished the regiment of dwarves.
    http://img178.imageshack.us/img178/329/pict0278bll2.th.jpg

    They look pretty good, im definately getting the hang of watering down the metallic paints...
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    Eldar Wraithguard

    Well after getting a little bored from doing a rank and file group of models i thought i\'d paint something i had lying around. The detail is all free hand and i wanted to get more used to watering...
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    Both looking great, i really like the new vlad...

    Both looking great, i really like the new vlad model. Nice to get a glimpse at the new releases :). I like the smooth blending and the dark feel you give your models.
  49. Thread: Pink Monster

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    Well i\'ve never seen those models before but...

    Well i\'ve never seen those models before but they look awesome, even bubblegum :D The paint job looks good and as a collection they work really well together :) keep up the good work. I think my...
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    ok, :bouncy: thanks for the tip :) will test it...

    ok, :bouncy: thanks for the tip :) will test it out
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    if using baking paper for the \"diy\" wet...

    if using baking paper for the \"diy\" wet palette, greaseproof or non- ? i\'ve got the materials to make one now and been too lazy to start it properly, now seems a good time.
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    Strange but yet so true, i was the same, took a...

    Strange but yet so true, i was the same, took a break when i was about 12-13 since i didn\'t play much and wasn\'t good at painting and started again when i was 24-25 and im loving the painting...
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    both models as others have pointed out are from...

    both models as others have pointed out are from Chronopia, the main rulebook actually has full colour images of both the ones you have shown.

    There are some full colour images on this site plus...
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    the blue weapons really pick out from the models...

    the blue weapons really pick out from the models and add colour, its more noticeable on this unit than your normal marine units. Awesome job mate, keep it up.
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    yea it made them seem that way to me too. Maybe...

    yea it made them seem that way to me too. Maybe i\'ll put some snow on the base. Got any tips on snow effect for bases?
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    Well i\'ve started work on some dwarves, heres a...

    Well i\'ve started work on some dwarves, heres a sneak peek at some of them.

    http://img403.imageshack.us/img403/4555/pict0269lt6.th.jpg
    http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/2968/pict0268beu0.th.jpg...
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    awesome mini, and great tips, i read your...

    awesome mini, and great tips, i read your articles on painting metallic paints and its exactly what i have been looking for, its so helpful. Thanks alot :) :beer:
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    Well the way i did the patterns was for every...

    Well the way i did the patterns was for every file i would have a specific pattern and then i just mixed them up, as for regiment distinguishing marks i was thinking maybe changing the colour of the...
  59. Thread: Some greens

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    Those demons look really cool, they have a real...

    Those demons look really cool, they have a real grotesque feeling about them which is what nurgle models need. Great job mate, your sculpting is top notch.
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    Thanks for the encouragement and votes, anyway...

    Thanks for the encouragement and votes, anyway i\'ve always said that i refuse to play with any models which are unpainted plus i don\'t play much so collecting and painting the models is the reward...
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    the model is so cool, it has alot of character...

    the model is so cool, it has alot of character and the painting is smooth and clean, its a great piece :) great job:beer:
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    Another update, i finished the whole regiment...

    Another update, i finished the whole regiment now, it looks so cool i love staring at them. There\'s always some sort of satisfaction with completing a rank and file regiment :)
    ...
  63. Thread: Taxxis

    by Arctica
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    wow simply awesome :) the skin tones are really...

    wow simply awesome :) the skin tones are really nice the colours work well together with small bits of red. Totally inspiring :):beer: I\'ll check out your notes on skin tones i think it will be...
  64. Squig is right, does look good considering how...

    Squig is right, does look good considering how long you haven\'t painted for. I noticed with your image tho you had the same photographic problems as i had for a long time. First of all just get some...
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    Thanks alot for the feed back :) but im still...

    Thanks alot for the feed back :) but im still working on my NMM technique, i still find it quite difficult. With my dwarves im going for purely metallic paints i think and practicing using glazes....
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    Heres the leader of the regiment, i thought i\'d...

    Heres the leader of the regiment, i thought i\'d add some extra detail to this model. inspired by joe\'s mage i wanted to put some stars detail on the large blank areas of the model.
    ...
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    Another Night Goblin + Dwarf Army

    Well i\'ve always wanted some fantasy battle models, somehow i love the rank and file and nicely lined up regiments plus i wanted to start learning the rules too. What better way than to get the...
  68. ah ok, im actually using the very very old GW...

    ah ok, im actually using the very very old GW glazes and i noticed the shine effect from the inks, i don\'t normally water down my paints to be used as inks but might try that instead, thanks for the...
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    not to sound like im completely ignorant, but...

    not to sound like im completely ignorant, but what is an OTT light?
  70. its a great piece but a question. Whenever i use...

    its a great piece but a question. Whenever i use glazes the surface i\'ve glazed has a shine/sheen to it any suggestions to reduce this effect? or maybe something is wrong with my glaze/technique?
  71. Thread: Wet Blending

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    Thanks for the replies, if you check out my most...

    Thanks for the replies, if you check out my most recent model, a swooping hawk from GW you will notice the shine on the model, which isnt a coat of varnish but actually the wet blending glossy effect...
  72. Thread: Wet Blending

    by Arctica
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    Wet Blending

    I have recently started trying out a wet blending technique which is difficult in itself as i am just testing and experimenting without any lessons etc, but i use water only to thin down my paints...
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