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    I decided I really can't make it to Adepticon...

    I decided I really can't make it to Adepticon this year, so NOVA Open will really be my "show" for the year. The nice thing about that is that the pressure is off to finish projects in time for...
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    Cool, man! I really like the colors and the...

    Cool, man! I really like the colors and the freehand design on the elf lord. Nice colors and contrasts on the jester, too. Good to see your stuff, Chris!
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    Thanks, everybody! The competition was pretty...

    Thanks, everybody! The competition was pretty fierce this year. I really thought Jennifer Wojcik was going to take the category with her beautiful collection of Dark Sword miniatures. I would have...
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    Thanks, Scott! I'm happy to report that they...

    Thanks, Scott! I'm happy to report that they earned 1st Place in the Fantasy Collection category at the Capital Palette, NOVA Open 2015. Roman Lappat, Raffaele Picca, and Justin McCoy were the...
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    Of course I'm game for a meet-up. The only...

    Of course I'm game for a meet-up. The only problem is, I moved! I don't know if you already know this, but I had a job transfer from D.C. down to Huntsville, Alabama. So NOVA is likely the only...
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    Dude. Did we miss each other again?....

    Dude. Did we miss each other again?....
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    Chris, to what do you attribute the shift? Just...

    Chris, to what do you attribute the shift? Just the passage of time? Or has the culture shifted? Are hard-core players feeling pressured to paint (either through peer pressure or through...
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    Thanks, Nerodine! I'll probably finish out...

    Thanks, Nerodine!

    I'll probably finish out my Teknes crew for Wrath of Kings. I was naively hoping that I would finish all my Leaders and Specialists in time for NOVA Open, where I'll actually...
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    Session 18. And I'm spent. ...

    Session 18. And I'm spent.

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    I decided not to do the eyes. It's the difference in...
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    Sessions 16 thru 17. ...

    Sessions 16 thru 17.

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    I managed to squeeze in the mascot, Salt, and the game ball. ...
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    The process is a weird combination of order and...

    The process is a weird combination of order and ad-libbing, which is pretty much how I like to operate in life in general. The 'order' part is a framework, where each session is usually...
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    Thanks, guys!

    Thanks, guys!
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    Sessions 10-15. 2 sessions apiece. Still more...

    Sessions 10-15. 2 sessions apiece. Still more to do.

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    I can imagine caring for otters is one hell of a...

    I can imagine caring for otters is one hell of a responsibility. It's hard enough to care for two Schnauzers! But I bet protecting and reviving otters is tremendously rewarding. I'm glad to hear...
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    Thanks for the feedback, guys! Yup, I've moved...

    Thanks for the feedback, guys! Yup, I've moved on and spent the last two sessions struggling with the last male of the bunch, Greyscales. Well, I'm not sure if the team mascot is male or not. ...
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    Sessions 4 thru 5 ...

    Sessions 4 thru 5

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    Sessions 6 thru 9
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    Some initial color-sketching... ...

    Some initial color-sketching...

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    Ha, ha, yup, that was my idea. Don't blame the...

    Ha, ha, yup, that was my idea. Don't blame the game designers....

    I just somehow imagined these guys being like ruthless rugby players, and cult-like in their appetite for violence, a la...
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    I'm adding Guild Ball to the mix. I hope to...

    I'm adding Guild Ball to the mix. I hope to finish this crew in time to enter it into the Capital Palette. I've roughed out the skin tones, and I need to see them on-screen to help me see what...
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    Yeah, dude, I bought a bunch of the Brush4Hire...

    Yeah, dude, I bought a bunch of the Brush4Hire bases at CMON Expo. I wish I had them handy, when I assembled this Teknes crew! I would have much preferred the crew on pavement rather than on...
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    I'm taking a break from the infantry for a...

    I'm taking a break from the infantry for a moment. Some nice gentleman at the Wrath of Kings tourney at CMON Expo insisted that I try out his C.A.G.E. model in my games, and I was totally sold on...
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    Progress is going so slow on my Wrath of Kings...

    Progress is going so slow on my Wrath of Kings Teknes faction. I am now dissatisfied with my old approach to batch-painting, and I'm experimenting with different approaches. My old approach makes...
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    It's all relative, so maybe work in the opposite...

    It's all relative, so maybe work in the opposite direction, by deepening the contrast in the shadows. The highlight can be bright red (over a white undercoat), and the midtones and shadows can work...
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    Perfect. Thank you!

    Perfect. Thank you!
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    Beauteous. Any chance for a close-up?

    Beauteous. Any chance for a close-up?
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