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  1. Nicky

    The Man Utd Thread

    injured
  2. Nicky

    Games Workshop, An Appreciation Thread

    yeah theres not many with 10 hour + runtimes and a few of the Sigmar stories that im not interested in, plus ive just listened to that unabridged Horus Rising last week! shame as i'd like to have picked up a good bunch of unabridged stories on the cheap
  3. Nicky

    The Man Utd Thread

    id not bet my house on it
  4. Nicky

    Games Workshop, An Appreciation Thread

    that leg is looking great. Just want to say, i recently have been switching things around with white and airbrushing this past few weeks and settled on a 40 60 mix of Tamiya flat white to X20 thinner and its wonderful. so smooth and un-speckled.
  5. Nicky

    Bottom : An Appreciation

    its nowhere near as fucked up as Alf Garnet. as has been said susinctly in this thread lately, they are the butt of all jokes. they're the clowns.they dont go around preaching and making fun of anyone but themselves. sex shop scene - made to look sad and pathetic following pub scene with the lesbians - made to look sad and pathetic and get beat up for their actions leading up to it. the women were strong and respectful, the laughter wasnt at them, it was at Richie for being so decrepit and useless. the one where he's trying it on with the barmaid, she remains on top of the situation throughout, and is even iirc in on the scheme to take their money. the war falklands war vet in that episode getting his own back and making richie and eddie look stupid. its a common theme throughout a lot of british comedy. self depreciation is one of the core comedy pillars in this country, that degraded and became unpopular with the ease of access to "fresh" US based comedy where its all about the big-man, the hero, belittling others and cracking wise. The question "could it be made today?" comedy has changed. i'm a strong believer that it's got worse. so much worse, but bottom is somewhat ageless. cleaverly written, sharp, self depreciative, slapstick, what more would you want?
  6. Nicky

    Games Workshop, An Appreciation Thread

    no that's fine. I only paint tanks, dreads, knights, flyers, - machines basically. the original quote was 4 for 300quid. - i downcharged it slightly as i was going to "test model" one, and batch paint 3 to save time. but he could only send 2, so its goign to take a bit longer and therefore cut into my time a bit, so about £75 in actual terms. this is working out at about £10 an hour. not super great, but like i was saying i was aiming to cut time down and bump that up by batching them. - at the least its "guaranteed" more work in future as he loves it so far. and wants me to do some flyers next then some predators etc. more accurate for pricing is the Forgeworld Valdor Tank Hunter. which that singular model alone ive charged around £180 ish the larger the model im doing im basing on a rough multiples of the model cost as a rough guide then guestimating based on model variables. like a flyer will cost more, not just because of a size, but you cant skimp on the bottom of a flyer, so you're almost doing 30% more work or so on a stormhawk as you are on a predator. also iv taken a rather rudimentary pricing tier of "well above tabletop", "good" and "best" (i need to rename these levels as the're shit, especially the last two!) that Rhino is to good standard. but as its a "banker" of a larger commission i'm probably going to put a little more care into it as a securement. I also don't paint to a style. so if someone comes to me and is like "can you paint this predator to look like the test of my army, that's been painted in eavy metal style" i'll most likely decline it. i'll always work to my style, hopefully the commissioners know what i do, and what my work is like, and go for that, now i'll of course use the colours that are requested, but the undertanding is they'll be grimdark, weathered and battle worn to an agreed degree. so to wrap up, although i don't want to work to an hourly rate, - (as a creative you shouldn't ever work to an hourly rate) you need to qualify internally how long its going to take you. to make sure your pricing never goes under an agreed backstop value. ive made sure that i could do 1 tank in 1 days worth of time ideally pricing with enough premium on there to make it worthwhile and profitable. - i also said id get the pair of these done in a fortnight and he's paying P&P both ways. client has been a bit of a dream really. he watched me painting on stream and got chatting pretty quickly. trusts me to do whatever and is going to wait and base his army pallete on the tanks i do. more of that please!!
  7. Nicky

    Bottom : An Appreciation

    Waht do you mean?! he's a love albatros!
  8. Nicky

    Games Workshop, An Appreciation Thread

    That ones took 6 hours to that stage. aiming to get it done in 8 longest thing was doing all the ultramarine details on the doors plus i was yapping on stream as i was doing it. the next one should be quicker
  9. Nicky

    Games Workshop, An Appreciation Thread

    Been doing some commissions this week. Here's a wip of one of two Razorbacks.... Still got some chestnut colours to add with a bit of rusting and then some pigments but I'm still within time budget.
  10. Nicky

    Games Workshop, An Appreciation Thread

    yeah i love the Blanche'esque look of this and Rogue Trader. if only i could get around to painting a lot more infantry... more of this sort of thing please GW.
  11. Nicky

    Games Workshop, An Appreciation Thread

    never be intimidated, just keep learning
  12. Nicky

    Games Workshop, An Appreciation Thread

    i havent varnished any of my models give it a week or so and the enamels will bake on fully. i did some enamel washes on my tank on saturday? tried to do a test last night to see if i could shift them with white spirit last night, couldn't if you're more comfortable with acrylics btw and like the reactivatability of working with enamels, Wilder do an aqualine range of weathering acrylics which you can reactivate with just water. however they dont have that awesome capilary action of the enamels.
  13. Nicky

    Games Workshop, An Appreciation Thread

    its realy cool. and similar to mine. but much more refined. how did you find working in enamels @feltmonkey are you using odourless white spirit?
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