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  1. I actually loved the fact he was clearly much, much happier with the 0-0 than the 6-2. Put me firmly back in the Southgate camp. It would be so fucking funny if we shithouse our way to a WC final with a succession of 0-0s and Foden, let alone Maddison, never get on the pitch. Southgate rubbing his hands with glee this morning knowing we now don't need to win any more games in open play to bring it home.
  2. Exactly so the hysterical English over reaction this morning is completely absurd. If he wants to Southgate can still absolutely play his second string against Wales, it makes no difference and Wales are utterly dire anyway. I distinctly remember before the tournament every podcaster and pundits calling England vs USA as an utter grindfest and now why are they acting surprised?
  3. If any of us were managing England, we'd be snatching 3-3 draws, occasionally thumping Argentina for no discernable reason one minute, and then inexplicably getting knocked out by Costa Rica the next. So basically how every other previous England manager has done. And deep down I think a sizeable contingent of England fans miss that. They miss the chaos and the arguments and the WAGs and all of it. Not me though, it was fucking awful.
  4. It is a much of a muchness whether we win the group or not, none of Netherlands, Senegal, or Ecuador have looked great to be honest.
  5. The ITV post mortem is a bit farcical to be honest. How was it a "massive missed opportunity"? Agree with Ian Wright, just relax.
  6. I tell you what if nothing else it improves your brush control because getting contrast in the wrong area is an absolute pain in the arse.
  7. Is that using 100% contrast paints or a mix of different paints?
  8. Ha knew that would reverse jinx a Ghana goal.
  9. Apart from France, Spain and England, the decision making in the final third has been fucking abysmal in this tournament so far.
  10. I didn't like the "wait 48 hours for it to dry" part, otherwise I'd give it a go. Pleasingly old school though. Tbh with the right colour scheme you could just slap Agrax all over it and that would be my personal "speed painting" recommendation.
  11. I don't really care about all the youtube drama or whatever to be honest and I am not trying this technique for internet cool points or whatever other nonsense. I literally happened to watched a short Duncan Rhodes video that popped into my timeline about it and thought I'd give it a go.
  12. Yeah agreed, have done a bit more today what I am discovering is that for some areas of the mini and depending on the contrast paint, it has actually worked quite well but then for most of the rest of the mini I'm going to have to revert to a non-contrast paint technique and overall to get it to a standard where it doesn't bug the shit out of me forever, it all needs various degrees of highlighting and additional glazing. So ultimately it has saved me no time whatsoever and the results are probably inferior! But hey ho there is only one way to learn, through experimentation.
  13. That is a beautiful army. I understand what you are saying but also you are an exceptional painter, very very few other people can get the results you do even if they took a week, let alone 2-4 hours! I don't think there is anything wrong with speed and efficiency as a goal, it depends what your priorities are, there is more to the hobby than painting. And it is fine to have a technique and to try to perfect that technique, but also I am exceptionally comfortable with my GW template of base -> wash -> highlight(s) and maybe trying different things will give me new ideas or find something that is better.
  14. Not to be cynical, but do they genuinely do that themselves or do they have an army of people who did it for them? Maybe it doesn't matter.
  15. Ok maybe wires crossed here as I wasn't really arguing that there is anything fundamentally wrong with contrast paints, in fact they are supposedly the best use of them with this type of underpainting as you say. My point was GW say you should slap them over a wraithbone undercoat and leave it at that whereas you seem to get better results with them using underpainting. Which is why I was interested in trying them out. I think fundamentally I need to improve my drybrush technique and find the contrast colours that work best to get most out of slapchop/grisaille/underpainting/whatever it is being called this week.
  16. I think the "difference" with this is not the use of the grisaille technique per se, but that it is pairing it with the off the shelf GW contrast or equivalent paints rather than traditional glazes or washes over the underpainting which is no good for painting large amounts of uniform minis if you need to custom mix everything. That is the "speed" part. Without those paints, it isn't really a "speed" technique I suppose. That's the theory anyway. Part of it is finding a way for these contrast paints to maximise their potential as they are interesting paints but the way GW would have you use them doesn't really give that nice an effect unless you really don't care that much.
  17. Yeah I know what you mean. I have been painting many years and I paint to a standard that I am very happy with except it takes me a long time. Mostly I paint for display and don't really play the games so time isn't a huge factor (although I'd like to paint faster purely so I can paint more and newer miniatures) but I have a bunch of Blood Bowl teams I do play with more frequently and I was hoping to just knock them out and slapchop looked like it might let me do that and do it to quite a decent standard. Also I was hoping to add another technique generally. The first attempt results were not great at all though and felt very dissatisfying. I am going to persevere with some different minis that I think might be more suited to the technique and I think I know where I went wrong so I'll post something when I get a satisfactory result.
  18. Actually I tell a lie you can get those Artis Opus Series D brushes but I ain't dropping £60 on a set.
  19. Interesting thanks. I think my main problem is that I didn't go heavy enough with the first grey drybrush so too much of the mini was left black. I also think this was exacerbated by the fact that these are quite dynamically posed minis so are actually quite difficult to drybrush in all the nooks and crannies. Also I'm using the garbage GW drybrushes rather than the fancy Art Opus ones that everyone loves but you can't seem to buy anywhere anymore. Now do I give it up and try to salvage the minis by reverting to my bog standard base -> wash -> highlight that I was trying to avoid or do I persevere and strip them all and start again. Decisions, decisions.
  20. I've got some Blood Bowl teams I have had for ages and I thought I'd try this "slapchop" technique to try and get them to a decent tabletop standard. Having watched a bunch of videos, it looks like a monkey could get an acceptable result, but I don't know if it is the particular GW contrasts I'm using, my drybrush technique, the midtones I have gone for, the texture of the miniatures I have tried it on, or just like most "speed painting" methods it isn't nearly as effective as advertised, but my first couple of attempts look deeply, deeply shit, like wouldn't-get these-out-for-a-session-cos-people-will-assume-I'm-a-muppet levels of shit. Has anyone had any luck with this approach and can share tips or am I doomed to only be able to get nice paintjobs if I spend a month painting every miniature?
  21. I've so far picked up: Ape Out Demon's Tilt Dying Light Definitive Edition Football Tactics & Glory Fuck knows when I will get round to playing them though.
  22. ITV hub does not show live tv on LG tvs, I have no idea why.
  23. As a long time follower of snooker, Ronnie says a lot of stuff all the time, stuff that contradicts the stuff he said earlier in the day sometimes, stuff that would have garnered headlines 20 years ago but barely elicits an eyeroll now from fans, journos and other players. Everything he says and does should be taken with a huge pinch of salt. The stuff about him not wanting his kids to play though did cause some of the other players to get angry, but more because he probably isn't even being sincere rather than because he strongly believes it. You cannot be 7 times World Champion at a sport like snooker and not retain an obsessive interest in it at some level, it isn't possible.
  24. FYI ITV Hub does not have the live channels on LG TVs, fuck knows why. My Samsung TV is fine.
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