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Welcome back! Some beautiful pieces you have there
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Thanks guys.

The way I try to paint is to use deep and clear contrasts to my shades. I almost never dry brush and therefor every layer is clear to see if you zoom in. I just don't get it how to dry brush without getting the model looking shabby or dirty.


Things I'd like to do better (in no special order):
- Glowing eyes... how cool isn't that?
- Urban basing... There are so many ways to do this cool.
- Freehand texting... It can always get smaller...
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Guys... I learned something today... well... to be honest... tonight....
Painting late late in the middle (or in the end of the night) does not help much when trying to detailing you minis....=/


Things I'd like to do better (in no special order):
- Glowing eyes... how cool isn't that?
- Urban basing... There are so many ways to do this cool.
- Freehand texting... It can always get smaller...
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Guys... I learned something today... well... to be honest... tonight....
Painting late late in the middle (or in the end of the night) does not help much when trying to detailing you minis....=/
Nonsense! Insomnia is the realm of the miniature painter!

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I jsut ordered a few pieces of Winsor & Newton Sable Watercolour Brushes Series 7 sizes 1 to 00. Anyone having some experience with those?


Things I'd like to do better (in no special order):
- Glowing eyes... how cool isn't that?
- Urban basing... There are so many ways to do this cool.
- Freehand texting... It can always get smaller...
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I jsut ordered a few pieces of Winsor & Newton Sable Watercolour Brushes Series 7 sizes 1 to 00. Anyone having some experience with those?
I have a set myself and I swear by them. Just make sure to keep them clean after each session and they will last you quite a while.

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I have a set myself and I swear by them. Just make sure to keep them clean after each session and they will last you quite a while.
Sounds good..
Midge, Can I ask you a few questions of how to keep them good as long as possible? Never owned a pair of high quality pencils before. Yes or no will suffice.. ;)

1. Mixing paint with it? Like x:y parts this and that....
2. Never let the bottom of the brush be covered by paint?
3. Use your saliva to maintain the tip after your done and cleaned them in water?


Things I'd like to do better (in no special order):
- Glowing eyes... how cool isn't that?
- Urban basing... There are so many ways to do this cool.
- Freehand texting... It can always get smaller...
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Nothing much new except a wip.
On this one I have some problem not making it look abit dirty with all the shades and highlights.

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Things I'd like to do better (in no special order):
- Glowing eyes... how cool isn't that?
- Urban basing... There are so many ways to do this cool.
- Freehand texting... It can always get smaller...
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Sounds good..
Midge, Can I ask you a few questions of how to keep them good as long as possible? Never owned a pair of high quality pencils before. Yes or no will suffice.. ;)

1. Mixing paint with it? Like x:y parts this and that....
2. Never let the bottom of the brush be covered by paint?
3. Use your saliva to maintain the tip after your done and cleaned them in water?
Sorry man, I missed this post somehow.

1) I never mix paint with the business end of the brush. all that twisting and swirling will bugger up your bristles and cause the brush to loose its shape much faster than usual. I have a crappy brush that I mix paint with, either that or I use the wooden end of the brush to mix the paint with.

2) This isn't a huge deal as long as you remove the dried paint after every session, not letting it really set up in the bottom of the bristle bunch.

3) Much to my wife's chagrin, as she thinks it is gross, I do use the saliva trick to make sure the brush is returned to its original shape after cleaning it with water.

Now that that is out of the way, new guy is looking good.

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I also use series 7 brushes, i recommend getting The Masters Brush Cleaner. This stuff is awesome and really does clean well. I personally recommend never letting paint get above halfway up on the bristles. While you can get paint out od the furrel its not easy and does take time. It's bad enough that the normal wicking of the brush pulls paint into it, providing a shorter path just makes it easier for the paint to get there. You will eventually want to get a size 2. My standard use brush is my size 2 as series 7 tend to run a bit small.
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