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  1. I think I get what you mean. Most of the examples I’ve seen of this piece have the mirror painted more like a gem, but I was envisioning more of a diagonal white to dark blue, and maybe back again.
  2. I think reflections of specific things would be a bit ambitious but yeah, I was thinking a vague impression of reflections. I just kind of don't know where to start. A silver base plus glazed lines?
  3. Contrast Paints. How do they work? Every time I start a Cursed City character it becomes my new favourite. Still lots of details to finish on this guy - anyone got any tips for painting the glass of his mirror?
  4. The Ortiz stuff is just like regular tinned tuna in oil. Very disappointing. Try the Sainsbury's stuff I mentioned before, it's a totally different texture, perhaps because they cut the fish differently (it looks like small, loose fillets in the tin. Or maybe that the fish in the tin is quite loose, so it is more coated in the olive oil? I dunno, but it's not like any other tinned tuna I've tried.
  5. I think those look great! And the Red Skull is definitely an improvement - really clean and neat.
  6. The area you say you struggle with (how and where to highlight) is something I also struggled with, and still do. I also found that I’d get a mini looking great with just a base coat and wash, and then make it look worse at the highlight stage. Partly it’s the “fault” of the prevailing GW style of painting which I found challenging to emulate when I was starting out (and also still do!), which is basically: Base Coat Wash Re-establish base coat Highlight Thinner highlight Final highlight The trouble is, doing the above is great in theor
  7. Cool. I shall do a search. I bet Greenstuff World do something. Thanks for the tips!
  8. Can you use that to do foam effects etc, or would it be strictly for clear/coloured water?
  9. Ah, see that’s something I hadn’t considered! I have a vague notion to do a river crossing scene. Well, a stream at least. So like, the mini would have its feet on stones in shallow water maybe.
  10. Does anyone here have any experience of creating water effects for dioramas etc? I’ve got an idea I’d like to try...
  11. Beans are a good way to make a salad feel substantial. I like Borlotti beans as they're not too mushy from the tin, with thinly sliced red onions which I steep in balsamic vinegar. That provides the acid of the dressing. The oil of the dressing is provided by the olive oil from a can of fancy tuna. This stuff is amazing, a world away from regular tinned tuna https://www.sainsburys.co.uk/gol-ui/product/fish-/sainsburys-ventresca-tuna-filets-in-olive-oil--taste-the-difference-115g I drain the beans and add to a bowl, then put the tuna in, oil and all, th
  12. That’s so cool! Lot of mini to paint though!
  13. Me too - if I bend the definition of “vehicle” a bit...
  14. It’s waaaay beyond what they talked up at the start now. If anything it’s too complex and busy for me now but I’m glad you’re enjoying it, and glad it’s making you think fond memories of your Dad.
  15. Magnificent! Now that's a pro job right there.
  16. Heathens! I still have it on almost everything.
  17. Oh, I'm not putting much into it at all, I was just puzzled by the spike. And I agree, the Instagram community is a delight, I get so many lovely messages and comments, and it makes me want to do the same.
  18. I mean, it’s obviously great, but I’m assuming your other stuff is too, so what gives? I did get a mention in the story of a guy with 4K followers, so perhaps that’s it?
  19. I don’t really understand this. My Instagram posts usually get about 150-200 likes, with a few outliers. For some reason this guy has got nearly 1k likes! Which baffles me as it’s literally just a base coat, contrast paint on the fur and skin, and a rather heavy handed dry brush of Ulthuan Grey. I’d considered it the starting basis for the full paint job, using the dry brush highlight as a layering guide, but I’m getting comments saying “It’s finished, stop there!” and so on. Meanwhile this guy, the piece I’m proudest of so far, and which took age
  20. Isn’t that just what people do on daily basis? Painting to a theme chosen by someone else is the whole point for me. I’d never have tried a violet colour scheme, or whatever, if not for the theme of the contest. If it’s “paint a model, most popular wins” then I don’t see the point, and people might be even more put off, if indeed they are. I dunno, I guess I’m mildly surprised such a gentle, benign idea is even remotely off-putting. If folk don’t want to contribute just...don’t?
  21. The thing about photography is that I know what works for me, in my house, using an iPhone, on a black background. That's it. So any advice I could give would be very, very specific. Didn't stop me doing a couple of little videos on my Instagram about it, if anyone wants to take a look. https://www.instagram.com/p/CPSfMHlH9A_/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link https://www.instagram.com/p/CPP6-2Yne9n/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link Something I've only recently realised though, and this is pertinent to the issues you had regarding getting all of your diora
  22. Sorry to hear about your life shit. Regarding the skill level thing, I don't agree. I've voted for stuff in the past that wasn't the "best" executed, because I liked the colour choice, or the theme, or whatever. But equally, it's a (very, very friendly and encouraging) competition. So naturally people are going to try their best - the whole point after all, is betterment. I've pushed myself loads as a result of these challenges, and I've never won. It doesn't matter. It's all about improvement and learning.
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