This week has been slowish as I've been a little busy, and celebrating Latesgiving with TheWife. There's another installment of Back to Basics with Black Primer (see Ron's post) and nice little post on spray priming your miniatures.
Massive Voodoo has a nice post on making realistic lenses using water effects. I'd imagine paint on varnish may work as well and I'll have to try it. http://massivevoodoo.blogspot.com/2010/11/tutorial-how-to-make-real-lenticulars.html
Dave Taylor has detailed instructions on making feathers out of green stuff: http://davetaylorminiatures.blogspot.com/2010/11/making-feathers-tutorial.html
Transform and... Ork Out?