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WOW! I will need to find and pick up my jaw from the floor after writing this because this is - for the lack of a better word - perfection! Not only have you given us a masterpiece to gawk at but also shared your reciepe as well. This piece of information is simply invaluable for those that aim to paint translucent bones.

 

I bow in deep respect and thank you sincerely.

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