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Punk Turtle by NPlusPlus Punk Turtle :iconnplusplus:NPlusPlus 1 2 Blood Moon Eclipse by NPlusPlus Blood Moon Eclipse :iconnplusplus:NPlusPlus 1 0 Frankenstein Bust by NPlusPlus Frankenstein Bust :iconnplusplus:NPlusPlus 0 0 Count Vlagorescu's Midnight Court: Display Board by NPlusPlus Count Vlagorescu's Midnight Court: Display Board :iconnplusplus:NPlusPlus 1 0 Core Couriers - Protectorate Starfighter by NPlusPlus Core Couriers - Protectorate Starfighter :iconnplusplus:NPlusPlus 2 0 Mordheim Pit Fighters by NPlusPlus Mordheim Pit Fighters :iconnplusplus:NPlusPlus 0 0 Hordeblood Troll Blademaster by NPlusPlus Hordeblood Troll Blademaster :iconnplusplus:NPlusPlus 3 0 Boba Fett Miniature by NPlusPlus Boba Fett Miniature :iconnplusplus:NPlusPlus 4 0 Olim Adventurers - Rogue by NPlusPlus Olim Adventurers - Rogue :iconnplusplus:NPlusPlus 3 0 Adventurer's of Olim - Gunslinger Paladin by NPlusPlus Adventurer's of Olim - Gunslinger Paladin :iconnplusplus:NPlusPlus 1 5 Adventurers - Dwarven Cleric by NPlusPlus Adventurers - Dwarven Cleric :iconnplusplus:NPlusPlus 0 0 Anthropomorphic Flying Lizard by NPlusPlus Anthropomorphic Flying Lizard :iconnplusplus:NPlusPlus 3 0 Dragon Mistress by NPlusPlus Dragon Mistress :iconnplusplus:NPlusPlus 4 0 Age of Sigmar Knight by NPlusPlus Age of Sigmar Knight :iconnplusplus:NPlusPlus 11 0 Hordebloods Ogre-Sorcerer by NPlusPlus Hordebloods Ogre-Sorcerer :iconnplusplus:NPlusPlus 2 0 Hordeblood Felcaller Shaman by NPlusPlus Hordeblood Felcaller Shaman :iconnplusplus:NPlusPlus 3 0

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Ahriman and the Rubrics Cube by Protocol-9 Ahriman and the Rubrics Cube :iconprotocol-9:Protocol-9 314 91 Blitzkrieg by Protocol-9 Blitzkrieg :iconprotocol-9:Protocol-9 177 55 Howling Banshee 2 by YuliaPW Howling Banshee 2 :iconyuliapw:YuliaPW 488 123 40k Cold flank by Auzzymo 40k Cold flank :iconauzzymo:Auzzymo 285 38 Chaplain in Deathwing Armour by Eupackardia Chaplain in Deathwing Armour :iconeupackardia:Eupackardia 451 44 Warhammer fan art 2 by AlexBoca Warhammer fan art 2 :iconalexboca:AlexBoca 1,018 69 Deathwing WH40k by Eupackardia Deathwing WH40k :iconeupackardia:Eupackardia 50 18 Warhammer fan art 3 by AlexBoca Warhammer fan art 3 :iconalexboca:AlexBoca 2,462 189 Ork Bike - Colour by Taytonclait Ork Bike - Colour :icontaytonclait:Taytonclait 437 193 Mental Divergence 1 by Addinarr Mental Divergence 1 :iconaddinarr:Addinarr 4 3 Eldar Warlock by UltimaFatalis Eldar Warlock :iconultimafatalis:UltimaFatalis 558 44 Eldar Arbiter finish by Addinarr Eldar Arbiter finish :iconaddinarr:Addinarr 457 54 Arathir the eldar Corsair by DeMarchese Arathir the eldar Corsair :icondemarchese:DeMarchese 150 13 betrayers by razorsteel betrayers :iconrazorsteel:razorsteel 73 17 Primarch Mortarion by moorkasaur Primarch Mortarion :iconmoorkasaur:moorkasaur 619 187 Eldar Banshee Mask by winterqueen Eldar Banshee Mask :iconwinterqueen:winterqueen 12 2


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I posted this on Facebook, and thought to post it here too.

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"I want to share this for all the new artists out there who might get discouraged by the amazing artwork other miniature artists are posting.

It takes a lot of time, patience and practice to get where we are. Keep at the hobbies you're passionate about. Don't give up. In time, you can be putting out masterclass works too. Only you choose how much time you put into a project. If YOU're happy with how your miniatures look with a quick base coat and wash, then that's all that matters!

My Mountain King was a 5 month on/off project because I wanted to put that amount of effort in to it. When I paint minis for my Dungeons and Dragons group, I don't put near the same amount of effort as when I work on my Hordebloods.

The below photo shows an Eldar Guardian I painted back in the early/mid 90's. That's almost 20 years ago.

If you're having fun, then you're winning at the hobby side.

The last thing I'd ever want, from someone looking at one of my creations, is for them to become discouraged by their own skills. I want you to be inspired by my art and push forward on the unending path that is our hobby. In the meantime, what you're creating today is still art and is a representation of who you are."

  • Watching: Shameless
  • Drinking: Water


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Dave Garbe
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
I'm an CTO, Artist and Educator. More details on the miniatures I've posted in my gallery can be found on my website, where I write tutorials to help others learn the skills I've developed over the years.

Current Residence: Kitchener, ON
Favourite style of art: Painting, Modding, Sculpting, Airbrushing, Terrain Building

I have a hobby blog dedicated to tutorials that show techniques ranging from beginner to advanced.


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LadyWitchfox Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for the watch!!!  :D
NPlusPlus Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Most welcome!
Megashades Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Student General Artist
just found your blog , great stuff :)
johnnyd2 Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
awesome stuff
gaelfling Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
nice work man, I miss painting the miniatures- did a wicked skeleton back in the day
working on digital pieces just doesn't feel the same as working on the real object :P
NPlusPlus Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks :) It really is a good time bringing miniatures to life... I really got to get more time to dedicate to it.
gaelfling Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
that's what I miss when I'm in a 3D program- the ability to 'paint' things like real life- if they had a program that let me paint like I was painting miniatures, I'd be happy ;)
NPlusPlus Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've seen something like that... I think it was in an episode of Ace of Cakes when they were doing a cake for some Star Wars Clone Wars celebration.. they got to tour where Clone Wars is put together and a 3D Artist was working on a computer on a 3D Model of R2D2.. he was rotating it around and essentially airbrushing it.
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metal-otaku Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thanks for the faves
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