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  1. This is an extremely raw beginning WIP. Saw this and thought it was a beautiful mini, couldn't wait to try it. I am using just the new holiday collection of paints so far, but I am open to any suggestions for changes. I used the holly berry and it went down pretty well, and the Christmas Wreath green, then Golden Glow because I don't know what color that gold is in the website pic. I thinned everything down a lot (maybe too much) and the green went on horribly. I know the pics are blurry but I think you will get what I mean about the green. It went on very dull and muddy looking, almost like a wash that was really heavy. It looks better in the pics now that it has dried overnight, but it still looks blotchy. And the back looks pitted or something, I don't know what is wrong with it. I haven't finished laying down the yellow, so some of the green shows through because it was so thin. Any advice or suggestions are always welcome



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  2. 9 hours ago, DragonWyrm said:

    They are the hill giants by Reaper (Metal: 03239 and 14205, Bones: 77313 and 77314).  I like how you did the fur.

    Awesome, Thanks! I figured if anyone would know where they came from someone here would. I appreciate letting me know. Although they are ogres now, because I am not repainting them! :)

    5 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

    Very nice!

    Thank you!

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  3. A friend of mine asked me if I would paint these for him, and as payment he said I could pick one to keep for myself. I have no idea where they came from or who made them, hence the title. I used Ogre skin from the new reaper bones set for the main color, with a wash of reikland fleshshade which didn't show up well in the pictures. For highlight I added flash glitz yellow to brighten up the contrast, which again didn't show up well in the pics. I Used flames of war "colors of war" (which if I correct is made by Vallejo) wool brown for the clothes and citadel leadbelcher for metal parts with a wash of nuln oil

    club back.jpg

    club front no fixed lighting.jpg

    spiked club back.jpg

    spiked club front no fixed lighting.jpg

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  4. 8 hours ago, Inarah said:

    Nice work. Her hair and cloak look great.  Black wash over paint will give it a dingy look. Next time try blue over white, brown on skin or red tones.  Her upper lip is overemphasized. Try removing the shadow line under her nose, normally there would be a highlight there.  Try putting a touch of white or lighter pink in the center of her bottom lip, as a highlight.  Here is an example: http://looks-trendy.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Tips-Dry-Dark-Lips-Natural.jpg


    That sounds like some very good advice, thanks! I love the link to the picture of the lips, gonna try that tonight.

    5 hours ago, Redd Knekk said:

    Groovy look to her!


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  5. That sounds pretty good. I appreciate the compliments! Yeah, I really need to base him. Kind of cheated with the bases for all these goblins. Painted the bases in just basic colors in groups of five and painted numbers underneath, so I could keep track of them for our One Ring rpg. Easier to keep up with a bunch of enemies when all I have to do is look at the base color and the number under it. "OK, you are attacking yellow number 3, got it" Good for big battles, at least it works for me

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  6. Hello everyone! I have been teaching myself how to paint for a while, and am the first to admit I have a lot to learn! I have been watching these forums for a little while, and thought I would post here the Goblin King from GW LOTR strategy battle game and see if anyone would mind giving me some advice. It just seems...unfinished, or something. I have used citadel paints and washed it with Agrax Earthshade, but may another wash or something? All advice and opinions welcome. Thanks!




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  7. Greetings everyone! I have a couple pics of a mini I am working on, but the file size is a little over 5 MB. I hate to ask because you guys probably get asked this all the time, but how can I reduce my file size enough to post? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

  8. On ‎9‎/‎11‎/‎2018 at 7:10 PM, KingMob said:


    Peace and blessings, brother.


    You raise very good points and I agree with you on the Judges. (I personally think some are abrasive for ratings and drama, but that is me). These instances involve individuals who have gotten the training, done the work, and are placed into a position of authority where people come to them to have their talents appraised. 


    Unfortunately, our focus is not on Judges, but on people outside that realm of authority:


    "I'm picturing  a scenario where I log into a large Discord feed and stumble upon a group of goons picking apart my work  against a picture that I didn't post, with a name that they can trace to FB or wherever."


    I know the Judges of ReaperCon - for example - would never speak to a person like that about their work. And as a new comer, feel good knowing you and your work WILL be treated with respect! A professional who respects their Craft knows the effort, the heart and soul, that goes into the work. Criticism is there to push you to next level.


    The "you suck, you really really suck" Crowd that spits venom instead of critique. Not Judges, and their words intend to bring ruin - they repeat the words they were told by another. These individuals who tear down another are not providing constructive criticism, they are venting their pain. They do not speak Truth. 


    The child who is not embraced by the village will burn it down to feel it's warmth.


    There is constructive criticism and there is being a jerk. The wisdom lies in knowing difference. And as a competitor, sometimes that distinction is a trial in and of itself.


    Never apologize for sharing your insight. Every Master started as a Beginner. You stand among your peers. Feel welcome and wanted. 


    You are among your Tribe. :)


    May your blends be smooth. 


    From everything I have read on these boards and facebook posts, and from my experiences with gaming, the very vast majority of people we interact with at these types of cons are very cool people and very considerate of others. We all know what it's like to put ourselves out there and find acceptance from people we like and respect. I am so looking forward to coming next year. It will be a very different experience for me, because other that Garycon, the only cons I have ever been to are Origins, GenCon, and Drgoncon, which are all huge. A con of 1,000? Sounds pretty cozy :)

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  9. On ‎9‎/‎9‎/‎2018 at 1:01 AM, KingMob said:


    Peace be with you,


    Part of Competition is exposure. When entering any Competition, reknown is one of the rewards - and that comes with the good and bad. 


    Listen, and please take this to heart: nothing a person says about you or your work is Truth. What you hear is their perspective - and unfortunately some perspectives are tainted by the experiences an individual has sustained. 


    If you ever hear your work torn down, it is because somewhere, sometime that person was torn down exactly as they seek to do to you. It is not Truth. That is Pain and it is not a reflection of you. It is that individual's projection. 


    When you encounter this in your life - and you will - remember this and see that person or persons for who they are: someone hurting. Be patient with them, and do not put any weight on their counsel. They are not speaking Truth.


    You are kind. These are often the hardest lessons to kind people. I do not doubt you will use this knowledge to bring reform and healing to the world.


    Question: if you knew you could never win a trophy again, would you still enter? ;)


    On topic: great thread and great insight from the OP. 


    May both of your efforts be rewarded and blessed.

    Being a total newb here I hope you guys will forgive me for jumping into this conversation, but it really hit something with me. KingMob I agree with what you say, but I think there is another way to look at how people act toward each other some times. it is possible that people who are saying nothing but nice things aren't really helping you and people who say things that seem mean may be doing it to help, but it seems hurtful because they use no tact.

    Let me use American Idol as an example of what I mean. During the auditions some of the entrants were, to put it mildly, terrible singers. But their circle of friends and family had always told them that they were great and wonderful and the judges should love them because that was what they thought they should say to show encouragement and support. Then when the person appeared before the judges, who had no vested interest in their feelings, sometimes they were absolutely crushed by the judges' responses. Sometimes those were heart crushing moments, but the judges were just being (sometimes brutally) honest with the person, maybe for the first time in their lives. So sometimes they took it as being mean and hurtful, and projected anger toward the judges. But if they were honest with themselves, which is very hard to do sometimes, they sometimes had to admit that the judges had a point, and maybe they should take singing lessons. Or maybe pursue a different path completely.

    What I am saying here is that sometimes people who are nice aren't always helpful, and sometimes people who seem mean aren't always trying to be hurtful. It's up to you how to take what they say and use it to your advantage

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