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Infiltrating Naga





Hamburg, Germany

It worked somehow.
The plastic parts still have the black primer on and it's not coming off, but that's ok.
On the metal and putty parts all color peeled right off.
The grainy surface structure seems to be completely gone even though some grey color remains, which is way better then before.
The only bad thing is that many parts fell off, because the ultrasonic waves negated the adhesive properties of the GS, so I'll have to glue them on now.

I'll start painting as soon as I cleaned and dried and primed her (by brush ), because I have a feeling my frustration about the whole mess will otherwise keep me from continuing her. Arschbacken zusammenkneifen!

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Exeter, Devon, UK

Baiyuan wrote:Arschbacken zusammenkneifen!


First thing I had to do was run that through google translate when I read it,
Second thing I had to do was clean the coffee off of my monitor/desk/keyboard where I had started laughing
Third thing I had to do was to buy more coffee

totally worth it

   
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Longtime Dakkanaut






Reading, Berks

If gluing all the bits back on is the worst that's happened... that's a pretty good rescue. Congrats!

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Longtime Dakkanaut






London UK

yeah,
Glad to hear she is almost good as new... pretty little thing that she is.
it would be a real shame if you quit!

Panic...

   
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Ghastly Grave Guard





The cold reaches of space

Agree with all of the above. Glad you got her back.

-Remi

 
   
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Sadistic Inquisitorial Excruciator





Preston/England/United Kingdom

Phew - its been bloody awkward with my fingers and toes crossed since last night. Glad to hear she is back on track...if you had quit I would have bullied you into submission
(that is until you got on a plane and ninjaed my ass).

Peter

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Longtime Dakkanaut






Great news! Fingers crossed now



“Of the fabulous hydra it is said, cut off one head and two will grow in its place”

- antique proverb

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Journeyman Inquisitor with Visions of the Warp





Hey guys sorry for the abscence , finally maneged to tidy up my work area , and got a bit of work done

also put together a logo , that Migs was talking about , unless someone eles has one

loving all the fantastic work done so far and again i apologise for my belated start

glad to hear that you maged to rescue your wonder mini Baiyuan thumbs pressed for you mate.

so my girl took a slight direction change after my sabatical , gone for a bene gesuit bride look for her , still needs some love , this was just todays work , so no detailing yet.

logo



[Thumb - STAMP LOGOgrey.jpg]

[Thumb - montage.jpg]
reference pics

[Thumb - update 2.jpg]

   
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Preston/England/United Kingdom

I've got that warm feeling inside and I just felt the need to share it.

Abi is watching Twilight (sometime having my painting table in the living room is an advantage...other times it is somewhat torturous). Anyway the warm feeling isn't about Kirsten Stuart.

I've got the base coat down on my navigator's storm coat. A mix of Necron Abyss and Mordian Blue.... It just looks right I've also had to do a little touch up with GS, which is drying. So I'm now going in the other room now to avoid Twilight.

Peter
   
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The cold reaches of space

@Neil - Great scott, man! That was a big change!! (in a good way) I was actually partial to your first conversion- looked very much like something from a videogame. But the GS skirt looks really great and so does the complete turn-around in overall appearance!

Also, neat on the design- I don't think anyone else has taken up the call (yet?). Erm... how do we use it? Like a photoshop cut and paste, then save image as new JPEG or whatever?


@Peter - LOL... I almost had to claim sorcery on you... Twilight?? What is this nonsense?!

... oh... colors! Cool! I was thinking of doing mine in a purple-blue-green type mid-night over the sludge pond... still haven't decided.

Wife is currently off on a business trip for the next two days... after watching over our dog's needs, the flat is ALL MINE... I'll be cutting up some wings and starting construction. Depending on what it looks like, it may be a separate part that I glue on for final construction, or may be repainted depending. (I'm partial to the imperfect glass look that may or may not be created by the Water Effects "screen" I add to the wings to harden them)

-Remi

 
   
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Infiltrating Naga





Hamburg, Germany

Thank you guys for all the empathy. And Peter good thing it went rather well, so you won't experience my ninja skills!

I've been bold and dared to give her another layer of spray primer, hoping it would result in a smoother surface. I only used good old chaos black primer to be on the safe side and the result is almost satifying. Some areas still look very slightly rough, but it's not really significant. I'm happy enough with it, so I don't have to kick the bucket.

Now that it's over I have the mental strength to show you what a nightmare it has been, maybe one day I can even laugh about it (only if she turns into a masterpiece).
OK, brace yourself for the Primergeddon! (Please feel free to zoom in.)
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Every spot of grey paint was an actual grain, I wasn't kidding or exaggerating when I said it's like sandpaper.

After cleaning it looked like this:
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Still looks kinda horrible, but the parts that still have primer on them are almost smooth now. As you can see, all the GS (apart from the arms) was 100% clean in no time, without any scrubbing.

@Neil: Crazy good, crazy fast! All the GS work in one session? I wouldn't dare, because I go HULK when I've sculpted a detail to perfection, do the next one and then come back to see a perfectly sculpted fingerprint where the detail was. So I normally only do things on the same side of a model in one session, just to keep my expense of purple shorts low.

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@peter Glad to hear the coat is comming along nicely mate.

@HF Izangi Cheers mate , I dont think my heart was in the other design after seeing it sit on my shelf for 4 weeks , i needed something new to get me off the bench i think .not sold on the claw arm yet though , i i think the cervo skull arm and hand needs repositionsing , but i am looking forward to painting it up though so it did its job ;-) .

loving your own work too matey , looks like you have opted for a action pose rather than a static gargoly type stance , that i thought you might do. the sunken barrel is a nice touch mate.

@Baiyuan Hey mate lovely to see her sprucing up . what are your thoughts on colour for her ?
and , yep i think i rushed her too much really , i felt some pressure to catch up , silly i know , should have really taken a bit more care , i wanted this experience to push my sculpting in a new direction and so far that hasnt been the case , i might try and tidy her up somewhat more . just havent got your patience mate . just have to hope i take more time with the painting lol.


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Dankhold Troggoth






Shadeglass Maze

Asylum_Inmate wrote:
Baiyuan wrote:Arschbacken zusammenkneifen!


First thing I had to do was run that through google translate when I read it,
Second thing I had to do was clean the coffee off of my monitor/desk/keyboard where I had started laughing
Third thing I had to do was to buy more coffee

totally worth it

Hahahhaha totally worth it, too!

Glad you were able to save it, Baiyuan. I also think it's smart that you only cleaned it just enough to get the surface smooth again, without trying to get all the primer off. I've had a model turn all... I don't know, sticky for lack of a better word... after being in simple green for too long.

However, my last attempt I only put the model in for a short time, and got the paint off but not the primer- and the surface was smooth.

Looking forward to seeing more on the other entries, too!

   
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Ghastly Grave Guard





The cold reaches of space

Good morning, and nothing too much on my end.

Started up the wings based on a hornet's dual-set. Thanks for the tip about the incense, Baiyuan. I lit one up and used the embers to melt the edges and give it a more "natural" look". I'm torn as to the direction I should go though.

I used the harder "plastic folder", while not thick, it's rigid enough. My original plan was to use thin lines of GS to simulate veins. Or, as Baiyuan suggested, I can scratch veins in there. Question, what should I use to scratch it, and how deep? It's already a thin material, so...

The GS version is a bit more, erm, realistic, I think. More work too. However, it requires that I primer and paint the wings, and I lose the beautiful brown/black "smoke burn" from the incense. Hmm... will contemplate this, possibly over dinner w/ my cousin.

-Remi

 
   
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Infiltrating Naga





Hamburg, Germany

I actually use a scratching tool for scratching. If you don't have on just use the dull side of the tip of your exacto/hobby knife.
GS for veins will look odd unless you work super-clean and paint it properly.
I'd suggest a third way now, use your water effect/kristal klear to "draw" thin translucent veins onto the plastic sheet. Best of both worlds, isn't it?

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PDH: "Yeah Bloody Baiyuan's Bloody eye for detail . Bet he doesn't sig that one"
PDH: "I'm not saying anything that you might sig against me. Made that mistake before!"
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The cold reaches of space

Baiyuan wrote:I actually use a scratching tool for scratching. If you don't have on just use the dull side of the tip of your exacto/hobby knife.
GS for veins will look odd unless you work super-clean and paint it properly.
I'd suggest a third way now, use your water effect/kristal klear to "draw" thin translucent veins onto the plastic sheet. Best of both worlds, isn't it?


LOL... oh. I see. Seeing as how that absolutely NO help to me ... I'm actually intrigued by drawing the veins using Water Effects... I might actually try that! Thanks!

-EDIT-

Right, so I'll primer the model (fingers and toes crossed) then add the extra pieces GS-d and wing-to-body connectors primed and painted separately after. I'll mould it to the small space under his back-carapace tonight too.

-Remi

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Very nice models here you guys. I wonder who will win....

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Longtime Dakkanaut






@Neil
Logo - have you got that as PNG, I think it works well! Maybe 150x150 pixels png so everyone can just stan it on in their "photoshop" of choice?
Model - wow - impressive change! The head/scarf/ is not working for me at all, but the rest I find very impressive and promising. I also love your reference / mood map. Bodes well for paint.

IN GENERAL

If we use Neil's stamp, and go for 800 x 800 pixels, with white background, everyone submits four images (front, back, any angle of choose or close up collage 1 and any angle of choose or close up collage 2) This way we can go with a square layout, or later if there is a website, proper gallery, each one gets one big square of four thumbnails, and the entire effort showcases the different modeling approaches purely.

@Bai - ouch - that's one of the worst primer accidents I've ever seen. You do everything in grand style

MY OWN

Painted a bit more on the cape. Only small detail and effects to add. Only enjoyable parts left + base. Will have to be smart and stop at the right time, as normally I would call him done in an hour or two.



“Of the fabulous hydra it is said, cut off one head and two will grow in its place”

- antique proverb

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Longtime Dakkanaut






London UK

yeah,
Baiyuan, once the trauma has faded I wonder If it's possible to replicate that spray effect. It looks rougher than rough coat and would be great on some vehicles??

Panic...

   
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Sadistic Inquisitorial Excruciator





Preston/England/United Kingdom

Damn! First up I hate it when I post just after someone who has decent content.

Neil - PNG stamp is cool. I think you should put the 10/09/11 in imperial calender as the date rather than 01234656.41 on the right.

http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/Imperial_Dating_System

Which should look a little like this 0693011.M3 (assuming I've done my maths right)

0, 693, 011, M3
Check, Year Fraction, Year, Millennium

As for your model...I like it apart from the head dress part, I think linking her hair with the daemonette face would work better. Is that a crystal decanter in her left hand? Her skirt is great...I really need to work out how you do your material.

Baiyuan - Glad you rescued her from that. Unlucky and then lucky. Now lets get a painting because 0693011.M3 is just round the corner.

HF Izanagi - Looking forward to the wings and paint. I think you should go with the burn clear platsic.

Migs - Since I don't know any better I'll got with it

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Rampaging Reaver Titan Princeps






Bristol

Ouch Baiyuan! Glad its been sorted, the final model looks sublime!

@Neil: Love the flowing trail, looks very elaborate. the logo is good as well, will be using it

Anyway, heres my progress (however minimal ) so far. Gonna put another layer (height-wise) on the base.



Heres the start of the feet:



And the other, with shin sort of in place..



It doesnt look like much atm, but it will soon.... :S Whens the deadline again..?
   
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Ghastly Grave Guard





The cold reaches of space

@ Peter- Not a beer fan, but enjoy! I think I like the burned look too- not entirely brown throughout, but on the edges towards the actual "bones/base" of the wings... looks pretty damn sweet. I'm primering tonight and constructing the wing portion when I get bored. I'm torn between a limited palette (first time for this too... balls ) browns or blue/purples...

@ Vit- NICE. I like your base. The small open grate adds a nice touch to it. As for the start, it's very interesting. (no, seriously ) I was wondering exactly what parts you're going to use to make the figure outline on your character sketch. So envious of all of you with these extensive bit boxes- Sentinel foot (or is it an Epic Titan foot?) and... Tau weapon/component?

Looking forward to seeing the painted creations. I assume we're allowed to put up PIP pics too?

-Remi

 
   
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Bristol

Cheers Remi!

Sentinel toes, on a baneblade smoke launcher body, with a valk sensory array behind. Yeah thats a tau plasma rifle..
   
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Journeyman Inquisitor with Visions of the Warp





@Vit lovely work mate , the grate is a nice touch , is that a sewarge chanell down the centre left? the feet are looking like proper piston powerd, looks like it could use another piston beghind the first slightly smaller though
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@Migs great idea about the four pics i second that 800/800 for final pic size each.

@ Peter cheers mate how does it look now she has paint i think it still needs work personaly

Aye up guys thanks for the comments and crits , i apreacited the feedback guys , i took on board what was siad regarding her head scarf , but though i would test out with paint before i removed it , in my prototype the headscarf was much smaller , and the hair linked to her haed a bit better , but i thought this one gave her a more matriarchal appearance , as befits the head of a cult of women. i think it still needs work for it to remain , but i like the overall effect.

original hair

Spoiler:


here is a link to the new png logo
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/560/pmw.png/

and here is the logo right click save as png , with fire fox at least

Spoiler:



I manged to get some paint time today , i wanted to see what Lillith would look like with her head band painted up , so i dropped some base coats on , Liking the Crimson so far , I think it helps the headband come together, still needs lots of love , i removed the servo skull from her hand as i didnt think itr was working , i may buy one instead of making one , unfortunately it took with it, the tip of her index finger , probaly will add a metal or bone finger nail to it . Lilith will be a pale blue/purple white , with pinkish,purple red eye shadow. I think i will add some black and white checke floor for her to stand on too.

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Preston/England/United Kingdom

Vitruvian XVII - Man she got big feet...does she have a deep voice too The base looks good, I like the steam. The open grate is a H&S nightmare.....some one is going to get punished for that, not you of course because it looks cool.

The feet look good, I hope she will get an armoured front to her shin. Coming along nicely.

HF Izanagi - Looking forward to seeing it painted. I remeber from a few pages back these were my favourite colour schemes:

Hmmmm I cannot find the Baiyuan the entomologist's bug post - Well the pale purplely looking bug was very cool.

This next one was posted by Neil and I'm rather fond of the scheme and looks very alien.
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neil101 - Very nice red colour . Her head dress basecoated black looks much better. It now looks suitably different from her head. I say keep it. What colour skin are you going for?

The logo works for me. Thanks

Peter
   
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Surrey - UK

Some really inspiring work going on here, I look forward to the end of the cycle and seeing the goodies at the end.

keep me posted about the next one

:thumbs:

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Neil - I tested out the 800x800 format with your PNG, and I feel the logo could then be 150x150 pixels max, which leaves the date and inquisitor very very small. Maybe you'd like to test working on the logo in the actual size of 150x150 or so and make some little tweaks to font sizes and what not? Other than that it works great and I think we'd be quite set for the eventual "release" of fine work from this blog.


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And a thought - maybe when the logo size, placement and look is set, we allow creative license with the coloring to make it fit each model and style?

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- antique proverb

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Edinburgh

@Remi - Thanks so much! That's kind of what I was going for, so I'm really pleased that's how you see it
The ripped effect is really simple. When I first started using GS, all I had was a metal tool, and I hadn't worked out how much lubrication I needed to use yet. As a result, everything stretched, deformed and ruined itself! Once I got a little better, I thought I could maybe use that effect to my advantage. It's great for ripping fabric and making spiky, messed up, short hairstyles. All you do is take a pin, the smallest you can find, with no lubrication. While the GS you've used to mould your material is still wet, stick the pin in and use it to create a hole where you want the tear to be. Then you can use the adherence to the unlubricated tool to stretch the edges away in the way gravity would take the hanging material. It takes a little getting used to, but I like the results

I like the sound of the smokey wings! About your colour scheme, just a few pics I thought might be inspirational First up - seeing as he is a stealthy guerilla kind of fighter, have you though about some natural camo effects? Not sure how it would translate to your character (maybe a chameleonic kind of effect where his foot hits the barrel?), but here's a few:
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Or, if you want to go in completely the other direction, you could try some really bright colours or a few metallics
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Feel free to completely ignore, obviously. I was just looking up some fun pictures!

@neil - Your fabric is incredible! It looks like a massive, billowing, 1850's wild west style ballgown. The deep red was a pretty inspired choice too. Really decadent! Thanks a lot for all the work on the PNG, too - I wouldn't even know where to start on that kind of thing

(also - it always makes me laugh to see the copious amounts of blu-tack you use in your drafts. I tend to tack parts together, and maybe use it to fill gaps that will be GSed - you've taken it to some kind of art form! )

@PDH - Your base is looking incredible! Is there any chance you could please give us a little rundown on how you got that rust effect? I could show you in exchange how I... uhhh... hmm. Thanks so much for the tips on the fading - great advice.

@Vitruvian - Exciting start! I'm always really impressed by how people look at mechanical parts in a bits box and see something entirely different. Can't wait to see where you take it. Thanks for the kind words on my one, too

@Baiyuan - Wow. Just, wow. I don't know if I'd have been able to come back from that, knowing how many hours you put into your modelling phase. On the plus side, it looks brilliant again. I'm so so glad you managed to sort it out - wouldn't wish the alternative on anyone. And it's even kind of got the zenithal greyness you were going for! Love the changes you made - I think it's fantastic that putting a model on Dakka always seems to result in making you spot things you'd otherwise miss from staring at your own stuff for too long
Thanks a ton for the tips on the faded cloth - sounds like a good plan!

@Migs - Good idea! That would be an ace way to add a little character to the final photos whilst keeping the standardised style

Hopefully going to finish up my base today, then prime tomorrow. Night shifts and revision next week though, so I hope I can still be productive...


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The cold reaches of space

Wow... so many replies... where to start??

@Neil- If she were mine, I'd double her up as a Vampire Countess... that cape and look on her face looks effin' mean and ready to lead the undead to war!

@Scarper- Seriously? O_o I assume you understand I mean you were going for the "dirty, torn" look, rather than the old-west look, because my description of that was almost beyond comprehension, and your comprehension of said-nearly-incomprehensible response would be... uncanny. Jus kiddin'. I'm happy to know this will be staying on Dakka until the end of 2012, or some hacker genius actually finds Dakka a worthy-enough target to attack an destroy. I'll be looking those pics over for study/research at a later date for sure.

As to my color scheme... hmm.... I think I've settled on something...

@ Peter/Scarper- I think that one Infinity mini could work, actually. I really like the pics of the insects with natural-camo. However, considering their particular battlegrounds, they're clinging to lots of greens, bright colors, etc. And now I'm really overthinking it, but ... something like that, while awesome (pink mantid caught my eye as well, as well as that white or pinkish white flower mantid Scarper put) would stick out like a sore thumb around concrete. The whole "gargoyle come to life" is stuck in my head..

I've narrowed it a bit further, and am now disgarding the previous two ideas.

Current schemes are as follows:-EDIT- Apologies, can't get CMON pics to properly show up...? Spoilered links will have to do... sorry.

This one is from CMoN... the scheme looks perfectly urban-suited, but could also be used in a jungle... however, I have a feeling that it's a bit too close to reality, and will not translate well onto my merc. Also, I have no idea how to mix olive-colored paint. Greens and browns...?


Another CMoN I'm considering, seeing as how it's close to what I saw in my head during the night. The black seems to be a mix of blue and black... which is not what I'm going for, but overall black "stealth" look.


My current idea involves a more grey-black for armor with a slight SLIGHT green-black tint at the darkest portions, grey with slight blue-tint for shadows and mottling for the fleshy parts, and a lavender-purple/red for eyes... and then he'll have eye-catching portions -grey/bone armguard, olive canteen, with lots of freehand on the armor to give it an interesting texture... particularly cracks on his true insect armor, as well as scratches and grooves for his pseudo-armor.

I'm sure my description has done it less-than-adequate justice (which seems to be my signature around here... ), but I think the bottom one, and not one inspired by CMoN will have do, as I'm a stickler for it being "my own work".

Anyways... time to get started...

-Remi

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Preston/England/United Kingdom

Dammit I've caught a summer cold, I feel dreadful.

Scarper -
@PDH - Your base is looking incredible! Is there any chance you could please give us a little rundown on how you got that rust effect? I could show you in exchange how I... uhhh... hmm. Thanks so much for the tips on the fading - great advice.


Thanks buddy. You've given me inspiration in exchange.....the leg brace (from fisherman's jumper chick) will be ending up on one of my Inquisitor's henchmen. As for the rust effect....stolen from Baiyuan and tweaked. Painted the metal 50%Valljo Dark Sea Blue/50%Knarloc Green, dry brushed with base mix but with more Knarloc. Washed the whole thing with a thin layer of each Mig pigment Old Rust, Standard Rust and Light Rust. Then sealed it. With a sponge i dabbed boltgun metal onto the edges. Went over certain areas with the blue/green base coat and highlight. Added more controlled pigments to the rust patches.

HF Izanagi - You raise a valid point about the camo colour. I like the Infinity Janissary (first link)...I think the grey green (shaded with red/brown) plus the tiny amount of pink really makes to the model and would suit your bug too.
   
 
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