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Newest Deviations

Blood Moon Eclipse by NPlusPlus Blood Moon Eclipse :iconnplusplus:NPlusPlus 0 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 1 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 Elgan the Wizard by NPlusPlus Elgan the Wizard :iconnplusplus:NPlusPlus 0 0

Random Favourites

Blitzkrieg by Protocol-9 Blitzkrieg :iconprotocol-9:Protocol-9 176 55 Howling Banshee 2 by YuliaPW Howling Banshee 2 :iconyuliapw:YuliaPW 488 122 40k Cold flank by Auzzymo 40k Cold flank :iconauzzymo:Auzzymo 285 38 Chaplain in Deathwing Armour by Eupackardia Chaplain in Deathwing Armour :iconeupackardia:Eupackardia 450 44 Warhammer fan art 2 by AlexBoca Warhammer fan art 2 :iconalexboca:AlexBoca 1,015 69 Deathwing WH40k by Eupackardia Deathwing WH40k :iconeupackardia:Eupackardia 50 18 Warhammer fan art 3 by AlexBoca Warhammer fan art 3 :iconalexboca:AlexBoca 2,463 189 Ork Bike - Colour by Taytonclait Ork Bike - Colour :icontaytonclait:Taytonclait 436 193 Mental Divergence 1 by Addinarr Mental Divergence 1 :iconaddinarr:Addinarr 4 3 Eldar Warlock by UltimaFatalis Eldar Warlock :iconultimafatalis:UltimaFatalis 556 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 Farseer  sketch by YuliaPW Farseer sketch :iconyuliapw:YuliaPW 113 15


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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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NPlusPlus Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have a solution for your Eldrad:

Basically I've found a pro paint-on matte varnish that doesn't ruin models. I've since varnished nearly all of mine with it. (And yes, you can varnish over varnish)
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MaKo85 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fave :3
Jas-ta Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010
Thanks for the watch!
theoggster Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for the fave
hattonslayden Featured By Owner May 6, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
happy fave boogie :boogie:
Tiwyll Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the favourite :)
Delta-the-Storm Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010   General Artist
Thank you for the fave.
DaveV Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010
Thanks for the fave!
Sokil-Su Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello there! Thanks a lot for the :+fav:! =D
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