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Title: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 16 Mar 2013, 00:01
Does any one else paint miniatures like Warhammer 40k?

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Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Pilchard123 on 16 Mar 2013, 05:25
The spoilers don't seem to work, but those look awesome!
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: pwhodges on 16 Mar 2013, 17:16
Does any one else paint miniatures

See here (http://forums.questionablecontent.net/index.php/topic,19238.0.html).

NB: You used quotes instead of spoilers - I've changed it to be as you intended.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 16 Mar 2013, 18:52
Thank you for the compliment PH,  and for the correction Hodges, these painkillers are roflstomping my ability to effectively communicate
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 04 Jul 2013, 23:11
The Forge Worlds have been busy knocking out two rhinos (two of which can become razorbacks) and a Land Raider Crusader. Next up is my first commission... which I'm honestly shocked about, cause really? Me? but any way a friend wants me to paint up a Death Cult Assassin for her to use as a figurine for a Dark Heresy game. Lots of blues will be involved, so it'll be a nice change of pace from the blacks, red and purples that have been my standard recently. I'll be painting the commission while I knock out my objective markers that I mentioned previously. I have four "ammo dumps" and one SM relic.

Spoiler tags as usual to make it a little easier to handle... and a little less painful to load.

Land Raider front: Banner reads "Absolution"
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LR Left Side
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LR Right Side
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LR Back
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LR Top View
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LR Tech Marine Meltagunner Front
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LR Tech Marine Meltagunner Back
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Razorback Fronts (scroll reads "Aegis")
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Razorback sides
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Razorback Backs
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Armored Unit Moving Out
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Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 13 Sep 2013, 22:16
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Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Grognard on 15 Sep 2013, 14:26
BattleTech CENTURION
(http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n219/steve_ronin/Miniatures/Centurion-2.jpg) (http://s113.photobucket.com/user/steve_ronin/media/Miniatures/Centurion-2.jpg.html)

BattleTech ZEUS
(http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n219/steve_ronin/Miniatures/ZEUS-2.jpg) (http://s113.photobucket.com/user/steve_ronin/media/Miniatures/ZEUS-2.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Grognard on 15 Sep 2013, 14:31
BattleTech Clan Jade Falcon Trinary
(http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n219/steve_ronin/Battletech%20Stuff/ClanGenericTrinary2.jpg) (http://s113.photobucket.com/user/steve_ronin/media/Battletech%20Stuff/ClanGenericTrinary2.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 16 Sep 2013, 04:37
Nice to see Battle Tech minis again. That's a game I just don't see much of any more. Also the trinary needs more elementals!
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Grognard on 16 Sep 2013, 07:52
There is usually a contingent of 20+ players at every Fall In!, Cold Wars, and Historicon.
And a 100+ at GenCon and Origins.
Most every University town has a group.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Jace on 18 Sep 2013, 20:16
Does anyone else paint miniatures?

DO I PAINT MINIATURES

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Painting miniatures is my life.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 19 Sep 2013, 00:50
RED MAKE'EM GO FASTA YA GITS!

Where's the Western minis from the second photo from Jace? Blackwater Gulch?
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: BeoPuppy on 19 Sep 2013, 04:22
[...]
Painting miniatures is my life.
That and getting the shit beaten out of yo is indeed the impression I come away with, reading your posts.

And Ann Hathaway.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 19 Sep 2013, 04:42
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1835446295/pewter-ponies-miniature-ponies-for-table-top-gamin

This is a thing.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Grognard on 19 Sep 2013, 06:07
I've got a regiment + of infantry (110 stands) for Battletech all painted.
plus several companies of different factions of Mechs
also tanks and aircraft by the dozen that are 'in progress'.
sadly,
all these are outnumbered by the mass of bare metal that I havent' touched yet.

V :D V
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Jace on 19 Sep 2013, 13:02
I don't even remember which company I grabbed them from, they were a slightly cheaper company than stuff like black scorpion. Might start with an 'a'.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 19 Sep 2013, 16:06
Nice work Grog!

I have roughly 6500 points of Warhammer 40k spread of Space Marines, Imperial Guard and my beloved Sisters of Battle. This does not count my pair of Leviathan Crusaders from Dreamforge Games that I run as counts as Warhounds. Fuck yeah titan scale all up in this bitch.

As mentioned elsewhere I have about $700 worth of Soviet armored might for Flames of War, and the start of a British Grenadier Guards list that with all the trappings I want (namely lots of self propelled artillery and more then enough Sherman Fireflys) will run me another $600 (retail, not what I pay. Hahahahaha.) to properly kit out.

I also have a nice sized Infinity force that I have never actually used, but I love the models so in the end I'm okay with that. Sorta.

Stuff I'm waiting for from kickstarters for minis:
A big pile of stuff from Dreamforge Games, weapons arms for the titans, a 10 unit black widow squad, and a 10 unit assault squad (hello counts as terminators!) and since Mark is going to try to extend backers a big fat discount coupon for being such good sports about the wait, I'll be grabbing a 20 man trooper box, 20 more black widows and a 20 man Valkir box.

Toughest Girls in the Galaxy, courtesy of high end minis maker Raging Heroes who's stuff I have bits and bobs of, I'm getting a big pile of heroines and giant ass kicking rage monsters. I will probably be buying more of their stuff from the KS post KS, but I didn't have the funds on hand to get troop boxes in addition to the heroines (and fucking WEREWOVLES) I wanted.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Jace on 19 Sep 2013, 21:22
I've got approx 2500-3000 points of Warhammer Bretonnians.

2500 points of 40k Orkz
1000 points of 40k Salamanders waiting to be converted
2000 points of Flames of War British infantry company
1500 points of FoW German tank company
15 Cowboys for Legends of the Old West
30 Dwarf Samurai because I used to have a Dwarf army
Probably around 40 points worth of Hordes Circle Orboros
30 points worth of Warmachine Khador
1000 points of Bolt Action British
1000 points of Warhammer Chaos
Two starter fleets for Firestorm Armada (Dindrenzi and Aquan)
A bunch of re-purposed Heroclix for SuperSystem
Actual SuperSystmem miniatures, I think I have about 10 of them?

This is of course after I'd sold my 2500 pt Space Marine and 1750 pt Dwarf armies.

Oh, also I've got a host of other miniatures that I bought because they were cool or because I needed a character for a PnP game.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Jace on 20 Sep 2013, 06:20
Please send help I have so many minis
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Grognard on 20 Sep 2013, 07:44
I contributed for the RoboTech KS.
I'm expecting about 200 minis come December.
I don't have a clue where I'll store them, much less get 'em all painted.

Oddly enough, I've never painted any GW minis. wait, yes I have. 
some sort of TAU small scout BA that fit nicely in scale with my Battletech stuff.
I've also got a Tau XV8 Crisis Battlesuit, new in the box.

in all, more shtuff than I need and more of it than I'll probably ever paint.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 20 Sep 2013, 10:09
and my addiction continues, buying a box of SU-100 tank killers from my co-worker.

Mhweeheheheheheh. Another five tanks for glorious Soviet motherland!

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SU-100

I also have as I mentioned earlier and elsewhere, the SU's big brother, the ISU-122

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4d/ISU-122_skos_RB.jpg)

With four ISU-122, five SU-100s, for big cat hunting and a break through company of IS-2s, the Red Guard shall shatter the hitlerite's lines for our tovarich in the tankovy kompanie and their T-34/85s.

Heros of the Red Army. Advance!

Yes I am intentionally building a Soviet Shock Army.

Yes I am an ardent capitalist.

No I don't see an dissoance in that. Comrades forward!

Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Grognard on 20 Sep 2013, 10:29
You posted the wrong video: needs more Hell March.

http://youtu.be/qwspC90b7H0
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Grognard on 25 Sep 2013, 20:20
Just found out we have a massive schedule conflict with FALL IN!
the Son&Heir is:
A. about to be promoted to either Company Sargeant Major or Platoon LT. (JROTC)
B. has his first armed drill competition that weekend.

So we won't be making it.  :(
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 25 Sep 2013, 21:13
Awww lame! Ah well, we'll see y'all sometime next convention season.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 07 Oct 2013, 20:00
Мужчины Третьей ударной армии! Вперед!

The bulk of my Soviet FoW army. Tanks. More tanks, and some more tanks. Infantry are for greasing treads.
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T-34/85s from the Soviet Guards Tank Regiment box set. This unit was a true pain to assemble. 21 T-34 hulls and 42 turrets as the Mid-war turret is also provided. It's very useful as I now have a decent sized Mid-War force but yesh.

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The Commissar M.A. Dedeov Soviet hero unit. He'll mostly be serving as CO for my Tank Regiment, except for when I'm actually using the hero unit

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Heavy Tank Company, IS-2 line breakers will shatter the Hitlerite's lines!

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Heavy Assault Guns, even the biggest cats tread in fear of the glorious Guards ISU-122s.

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SU-100 истребителей танков. May all Hitlerite armor know fear under the guns of our Танк охотников!

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M-3 Half Tracks from our American allies. With these our tanks shall have no fear of the Luftwaffe's accursed fighter bombers.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/1275077_10151984392205815_1640968132_o.jpg)

Героев Красной Армии! Для Родина!

And now some 40k objective markers

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Space Marines Relic

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Space Marine ammo dumps


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Teleport Homing Beacon

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Imperial Guard ammo dumps

Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: ackblom12 on 10 Oct 2013, 13:23
Alright, now that my anxiety levels are medicated down to the high end of normal, I'm going to try painting minis again. Luckily, I still have my unpainted Reaper Bones set that I backed in a very very unwise financial decision. So.. I have about 250 minis to pick from. I think the only thing I'm missing is a clear finish for them, but I can wait a few days for that.

Any opinion on if I should start with a smaller or larger mini? I have them ranging from Pathfinder goblin sized to a 9" tall and 9" long Cthulhu. Also, I suppose good beginner tutorials that anyone would suggest would be nice as well.

Edit: Decided to start on the goblins since I have half a dozen or so of them with various positions and weapons. I'll post pictures of the horrible mess they're in once I finish them.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Grognard on 10 Oct 2013, 17:35
Here are some generic / militia infantry for use with BATTLETECH.
I chopped up some old clickytech MechWarrior: Dark Age stuff and repurposed it.
(http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n219/steve_ronin/Miniatures/MotorizedINFmwda_zpsdfc7bc94.jpg) (http://s113.photobucket.com/user/steve_ronin/media/Miniatures/MotorizedINFmwda_zpsdfc7bc94.jpg.html)

and here is some Motorized Infantry using 3 different manufacturers' products.
(http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n219/steve_ronin/Miniatures/companyWarthogs_zps396dd9af.jpg) (http://s113.photobucket.com/user/steve_ronin/media/Miniatures/companyWarthogs_zps396dd9af.jpg.html)

obviously, I've still work to do... but you can see where I'm going with these.   :-D
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 10 Oct 2013, 18:05
Alright, now that my anxiety levels are medicated down to the high end of normal, I'm going to try painting minis again. Luckily, I still have my unpainted Reaper Bones set that I backed in a very very unwise financial decision. So.. I have about 250 minis to pick from. I think the only thing I'm missing is a clear finish for them, but I can wait a few days for that.

Any opinion on if I should start with a smaller or larger mini? I have them ranging from Pathfinder goblin sized to a 9" tall and 9" long Cthulhu. Also, I suppose good beginner tutorials that anyone would suggest would be nice as well.

Edit: Decided to start on the goblins since I have half a dozen or so of them with various positions and weapons. I'll post pictures of the horrible mess they're in once I finish them.

Heh I'm backing the Reaper Bones II KS at the moment. I'm in for around $162, but I wanted the add on pack and this huge dragon mini that looks incredible. As for starting even though you already picked one the key thing is simply to start. A lot of people let the intimidation factor of minis at any size get to them. For 15mm minis like Flames of War "Oh wow that's way too small! I dunno if I can do that!" or for larger 28mm minis like 40k, and most of the Reaper Bones line it's usually over focusing on detail. First I always suggest one thing. Whatever you do, don't stop painting. Paint to the finish, put the ink wash on THEN take a look at it. To quote an old line, it all comes out in the wash. If you don't already, if you buy pre prepped ink washes (I like Citadel's myself) put a drop of dish soap in them. It breaks the tension between the oil and ink and makes them play a bit nicer.

For tutorials Obsidian is probably the best "How to" guy I know http://www.youtube.com/user/ObsidianPainting?feature=watch

He mostly does 40k, but it's applicable to any one. It might also be worth it to see if your FLGS has a painting clinic!
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: ackblom12 on 10 Oct 2013, 19:30
Thank ya kindly, I'll consider looking into the FLGS clinic thingamajig. But yeah, the reason I put it off is I was in a state where starting painting sent me into a panic attack. Needless to say, not real conducive to the hobby. Still a little nervous about how it'll turn out, but hey. So far it's impressive to me how quickly it starts to make a noticeable difference, even with the messy first coat for the skin.

I think that right now, my biggest problem may be that I'm trying to be too neat despite the fact that I'll be painting over sections with other colors.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 10 Oct 2013, 20:03
Oh goddess that took me AGES to get over! I also picked up the terrible habit of fixing mistakes as I go. So for example I'm doing the trim on a boot and some gets on the leg, so I stop, switch paints and touch it up. It's WAY easier and more effective to go back before you wash the mini and do that.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: ackblom12 on 10 Oct 2013, 20:42
I'm only doing the initial armor coating thus far and I'm already excited about the next mini I'm planning on doing.

It's a cyborg gorilla with a minigun in place of a right hand. Think Barret, but a big fuck off gorilla.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 10 Oct 2013, 21:26
I approve of this. How are the minis taking paint so far Ack? I've heard the Reaper Bones minis aren't the best about it and it's got me half considering bailing on this KS.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: ackblom12 on 10 Oct 2013, 21:46
I washed mine first and used Army Painter brand black primer to start and it seems to have stuck wonderfully. I think most folks have said that as long as they're washed first it shouldn't be an issue. The biggest thing I've heard consistently with them is just the normal plastic mini issue of bending. But that can be fixed pretty easily with a bit of hot water, ice water and time.

I actually found a tutorial on the forums that goes into some detail about how the material takes various things such as filing and how the details hold up to thicker paints as well.

http://www.reapermini.com/forum/index.php?/topic/48669-bones-the-first-coat-is-the-difference/

Edit: Also this one. http://www.reapermini.com/forum/index.php?/topic/48668-bones-preparation-glues-putties-mould-lines-etc/

I doubt you need the tutorial parts of it, but they both go into some good detail about how to handle the material.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Jace on 10 Oct 2013, 21:53
The cool thing about painting miniatures is that if you don't like how they look toss them into a bowl of simple green for ~24 hours and the paint comes off!

I painted a ship but I'm not happy with the colors so I tried a different scheme and I'm a bit happier with it. Only have like 30 more ships to paint then I will buy more.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: ackblom12 on 10 Oct 2013, 22:06
Alright, just painted this goblin's hair blue because hey, it's a goblin.

Ultramarine Blue is one of the most boring blues I've ever seen.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 10 Oct 2013, 22:28
I like it as a base blue. But I don't use ANYTHING Citadel any more except for Boltgun Metal (lead belcher or whatever they're calling it now) and their washes. Reaper or Vallejho is the way to go paint wise. I'd also strongly suggest Krylon spray primer over ANYTHING else. $4 a can and it's probably one of the best spray primers on the market.

My next project is painting up the game pieces for my copy of Firefly: The Game. I have the promo expansion "The Artful Dodger" as well as the base game, so I have five Firefly class ships to paint up including Serenity herself, a Reaver ship (blood splatters every where!) and an Alliance Cruiser.

I also need to finish my Katyusha MLRS units, and start painting my "Moments from History" minis. I have Rommel and Monty squaring off, and Musashi-Sensei in one of his famous duels. I also have another 40k Titan scale model I really need to get put together sooner rather then later... >.>; kinda been putting it off because it takes about eight hours of dedicated effort. Apparently the time to assemble drops by an hour + on your second one... I suppose I'll find out. I'm getting my new weapons arms in for both of my titans so I need to get the second one assembled so I can paint it and it's new guns at the same time.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: ackblom12 on 10 Oct 2013, 22:37
Oh shit, this gorilla cyborg also has an eye patch. I want it to be my best friend.

Edit: Alright, I need to be up in the morning, so I'm taking a break for the night. I still need to do detail work, the weapons, a wash (which I'll have to wait on because I don't have any), highlighting and all that. These are taking a while, but I'm happy with how they're coming out thus far considering it's my first go at it.

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Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Jace on 11 Oct 2013, 00:54
Here's a ship. Have seven more like it to paint. Weirdly I picked the American nation in this game but only because my flatmate already picked Britannia. Kind of wish I'd gone with France but at least I get some flying robots at some point. I painted the windows on the command tower in the middle of the ship after I took this picture. I'm kind of not trying very hard on these ones because they're so small that the details are generally lost from arm's length. On the cruisers and larger I'll probably put more detailing. That said, I still painted all the rivets.

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/63857951/MINIS/Dystopian%20Wars/2013-10-11%2003.24.15.jpg)


Also wal mart brand color place spray paint is the best I've used, its like a dollar and dries pretty fast too which is super handy.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: ackblom12 on 11 Oct 2013, 14:05
Don't you know there's a no ship policy on this forum Jace?

 :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 11 Oct 2013, 18:30
That's only in the comic section of the forum!  :parrot:

In other news, here's some stuff from a KS I backed, it's a big update so it's in spoilers. Holy shit I am excited to get these lovely ladies. There's some boob plate, and the jail birds are what they are (an odd mix of Girl power Rambo and punk rock chicks) but over all, holy fuck as a Sisters of Battle player this is about as close to the holy grail of multipart, multi pose plastic sisters as I'm gonna get.

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Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: ackblom12 on 11 Oct 2013, 18:46
That is a KS I purposefully avoided because it was going to lead to another terrible financial decision. As much as I love the artstyle and theme, I'd love for one company to prove to me that the miniature industry knows how to make a female warriors set without boob plate and cleavage on every figure. I'd also love the fanbase to prove to me that it would get crowd funded.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 12 Oct 2013, 06:21
I think it would, (I know I would throw scads of money at such a company) but I also think the emphasis on boob plate is as much a limitation of the art form as anything else. It's hard to make females the size of your thumb appear female. Oh well. The girls are all dressed (barring the Jail Birds and their various "Rodriguez" impersonations) they look competent, and bad ass. I'll take what I can get for female minis at this point.

On the plus side, with Kingdom Death running around, it's hard to call the RH girls "cheesecake" any more.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: ackblom12 on 12 Oct 2013, 10:03
Kingdom Death is just an embarrassment as far as I'm concerned.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Jace on 12 Oct 2013, 11:04
Finished all 9 frigates. Started on 3 cruisers, will probably complete those after work today and then start on the battleship.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: ackblom12 on 12 Oct 2013, 12:31
Ok, barring a wash, doing the base and sealent (because I don't have any of that), I think I'm done.

I definitely need to actually sit down and watch through an entire tutorial at some point to get a real feel for when and how to do dry brushing. I also need to get more comfortable with a semi-set order of base painting, but overall I'm happy with my first attempt. I did some of the goblin's weapons with a basic gun metal gray painting, and a couple with a dry brush over solid black for the same color. In the images with the 3, the one on the far right is dry brushed. I'm not entirely sure what mini I want to start next, but until I get ahold of some simple green, I may put off the cyborg gorilla. I may try some humans so I can try and get a feel for skin tone, because colors and color mixing is definitely one of the things I'm not confident about at all.

Also, I think that after a year of sitting around and not being used, a couple of these paints may be on their way out. The Golden Yellow especially has tiny clumps in it. Also trying to get used to the fact that different colors are going to have different thickness.

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Here's the full album. (http://imgur.com/a/vsMjs#0)
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 12 Oct 2013, 14:09
Kingdom Death is just an embarrassment as far as I'm concerned.

See now there's the thing, and I run into this a lot when I talk feminism on my gaming forums, it's assumed because I want female minis that are dressed like ass kickers instead of prostitutes that I don't like cheesecake, or that there's something /wrong/ with cheesecake. (Or beefcake for that matter... or carrot cake, red velvet cake... I uh may have gotten distracted). I think Poots' stuff for KD's a bit over the top, but I appreciate his sculpts, and wouldn't mind trying my hand at one of his pin ups just to see if my skill level's there yet or not. (That's /a lot/ of human skin tone to get right) So my stance is simple enough, cheesecake's cheesecake, but the OPTION for non-cheesecake should be there, especially when it doesn't even exist now. (to be fair maybe 5% of female minis outside of the "horrendous monstrosities that are still kinda female like GW's current incarnation of Daemonettes, fall under the non-cheesecake thing. The killer thing is most of those 5% are just terrible sculpts)
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: ackblom12 on 12 Oct 2013, 14:18
My issue with KD was actually that there wasn't a single female mini that wasn't ridiculously sexualized, objectified and incredibly submissive. The starting men were promising as a balance, but then it follows the exact same tropes. Men get more and more heavily armored and women get skimpy armor, etc. The detail and quality is downright amazing, but it's so full of problems that I can't support it in good faith.

It didn't help when I looked at the rest of their mini line in the store. Shit would be fantastic if it was a BDSM themed line, except there is no gender balance at all, but it's not. It's actually incredibly gross when you get the full context of their mini line and their own comments concerning them.

But either way, yeah. I love the Heavy Metal magazine style that stuff like WH40K has for the Sisters of Battle, but it doesn't change the fact that there are no official female figures that aren't heavily sexualized. Hell, last I checked there aren't even any female units at all for the Empire outside of the Sisters, despite the Imperial Troops being co-ed. And Space Marines are all dudes because casual sexism. Have they even bothered making females outside of Slaneesh demons for Chaos and the Eldar?

So yeah, I want a wider variety of styles that don't include cheesecake. There are plenty of ways to feminize a design without cleavage or boobplate, even if I like the aesthetic that the good cheesecake art styles have.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 12 Oct 2013, 15:00
Okay I'll concur with that assessment of KD no problem. Though I wouldn't say the girls (even the pin ups) all look submissive. The Twilight Knight pin up looks like she's about to thrash some ass, even if she's really not in the right attire for it. Over all I avoid KD. I find Poots himself kinda grody at best. The whole thing just feels... off. I feel much better about RH, even if their heroines do sport the occasional high heel or there's a far amount of cleavage on display, or boob plate for armored figures. At least the girls look like bad asses who are about to deal out some significant hurt.

For example:
(https://s3.amazonaws.com/ksr/assets/001/079/082/498c918fa705913c506f9e20b93d96b1_large.jpg?1381531609)

That is not the facial expression of a woman who's going to submit in any way shape or form outside of submitting a combat knife to your neck. I fucking love it.

Dark Eldar/Dark Elves any any elf species has it's females.

I'm fine with the Space Marines being all male for "reasons" that's fine. It's a story, justify it how you will, the Adeptus Sororitas are all girl power, all the time for no more solid reasons. HOWEVER I agree completely with the depiction of the IG being jacked. From what the Fluff tells us, women in regiments as line troopers aren't rare (world depending) and all female regiments are not the norm but not uncommon, then you have the 50/50 (or roughly) like the Valhallans that Ciaphas Cain served with, one of the junior officers of that unit later became a Lady General of the Imperium. So it's all there in the fluff for a decent balance. GW just won't make the frakking minis.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: ackblom12 on 12 Oct 2013, 15:35
I didn't mention the Toughest Girls set for a good reason. There are numerous differences between the two, despite both of them including styles of cheesecake and pinup. Toughest Girls is doing Cheesecake and pinup right. KD is doing it in a really kind of gross manner. I'll explain with pictures from KD.

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That's why I consider it to be an embarrassment to the community.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 12 Oct 2013, 16:01
Yeah, an acceptable conclusion. KD's just kinda gross on a surface level as well.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Jace on 12 Oct 2013, 16:52
Got home from work and found that my magnets had arrived so I have magnetized the swappable turrets on my cruisers and destroyer and attached the magnets to flight stand and magnets to bombers. Still have 82 magnets.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 12 Oct 2013, 17:06
Magnetize ALL THE THINGS!
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: ackblom12 on 12 Oct 2013, 17:18
Oh right, that's something else I need to do. Get some of the Elmer's Tack so I can put minis on a handle of some sort. It seems like it would make some things much much easier.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Grognard on 12 Oct 2013, 18:21
I've never actually tried the magnetic turret trick.
I've seen a few on occasion, and I picked up a couple of Rommel Tanks with their turrets pre-done...
but I'm just not impressed with the end result enough to try it myself.

TL:DR ... Magnets = meh
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Jace on 12 Oct 2013, 19:51
Well in this game (Dystopian Wars) there are actually different options with different pieces, and I like to be wysiwyg so I magnetized them. You can just place them on the ships but it doesn't work as well when you're moving them and stuff.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 12 Oct 2013, 20:23
I magnetize all my Leman Russ tanks for my IG so I can swap weapons and the like, if I ever get around to buying some IG flyers I'll do the same with their weapons. 

On a ship note, while I posted most of my Firefly stuff in the blog thread, I went back and changed the reaver ship.

(https://scontent-a-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/1375293_10151994235050815_659045265_n.jpg)

Decided to "turn on" the magnetic grapple.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Jace on 12 Oct 2013, 22:33
Here's the frigates almost all finished up. After this picture I remembered I needed to paint the windows. Then I decided that the command tower thing should be blue rather than bronze so that I can have something in the middle of the ship that has some pop to it and painted the window frames a bright silver.
(https://scontent-a-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/544073_10152046277562317_1167844871_n.jpg)

On the 3 cruisers I didn't take a picture but I've finished the brass, most of the gold, wood/brown (first layer, second layer is the clean up of slippage), silver, and nearly finished the 3 different weapons. Still have to paint red on the fixed guns and the big turrets, then everything gets a wash of instant skill because it is a small scale and this ain't golden daemon.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 12 Oct 2013, 22:42
Fantastic Jace. Reminds me of Leviathan Warships

In other news. I am out of dullcote. This is the worst possible thing. I have the game pieces and some other stuff sitting around unsealed! The sheer horror of it all!
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Jotunheim on 13 Oct 2013, 02:51
Been considering getting back into 40k again. Would like to try my hand at Art-scaling some Space Marines. Might be fun :)
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 13 Oct 2013, 21:23
Rommel vs. Monty

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/1243653_10151996162045815_1822614257_o.jpg)
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/1052501_10151996162030815_607464158_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Grognard on 14 Oct 2013, 05:11
1. Dullcote.  I have plenty.  Now if it would just DRY UP outside, I could spray the 30+ pieces I have waiting.
rain fucking rain.

2.  the Rommel vs. Monty is an awesome piece?  Is that from FoW?  Where from?
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 14 Oct 2013, 06:51
It's one of the Wargames Illustrated "Moments in History" pieces.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: ackblom12 on 16 Oct 2013, 18:38
Ok, finally got ahold of sealent and wash and finished up the minis. The wash makes a ridiculous difference. I'll come back and do the base at some point, but I wanna start on a few other minis. Now that I've got everything together, I should be able to finish them a lot faster.

(http://i.imgur.com/4TIZhCj.jpg)
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 16 Oct 2013, 21:02
This week's projects. A high elf model I'm calling a Sword Sorceress, she is probably going to get a fluff piece written for her.

and Musashi Miyamoto about to win one of his duels. (Another of the "Moments in History" pieces). This one should be more fun then Rommel and Monty because I'll be able to use a lot more color. Musashi's opponent was the picture of a Samurai noble, as opposed to Musashi's much rougher cut of clothing, so it'll be fun to paint that. (Probably use lots of blues for the opponent, and white for Musashi)
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: ackblom12 on 17 Oct 2013, 00:18
Alright, where's a good place to get bases? I'm not concerned about getting any nicely detailed ones right now, just basic circle bases would be great. Square would also work, but I'd prefer circled. The cheaper the better.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 17 Oct 2013, 04:33
Your local FLGS should have them, otherwise just ebay.

Here's 100x for $13 shipped

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Warhammer-Fantasy-25mm-Round-Close-Base-x-100-PCS-Version-3-0-/221287779977?pt=Games_US&hash=item3385c78e89

Assuming you want round 25mm bases
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Grognard on 17 Oct 2013, 06:56
Game Craft minis produces nice round bases from MDF.
I recommend them: http://www.battletechuniverse.org/hpguplink/viewtopic.php?p=172840#p172840
speaking of which, I need to order more of the 38mm rounds.

Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 18 Oct 2013, 11:07
Some fun numbers from work.




Open Fire set - Detailed Breakdown

Points Break Down by Force
Grenadierkompanie
Grenadierkompanie HQ w/ Anti Tank section - 70
Grenadier Platoon 1 - 165
Grenadier Platoon 2 - 165
AT Gun Platoon - 105
Panzer Platoon - 285
Total 790 points

Armoured Squadron
Company HQ - 135
Armored Platoon 1 - 215
Armored Platoon 2 - 215
Parachute Rifle Platoon - 265
Total: 830 points

Breakdown by Cash Value.

Allies
Unit                Q     MSRP
Sherman V           6      75
Firefly VC          2      25
Para Rifle Squad    1      23

Total:                     123

Germans
Unit                Q     MSRP
Grenadier Platoon   2     46.00
AT Guns(PaK40x2)    1     21.00
StuG III G          3     36.50

Total                     103.50


Grand Total               226.50   


That's just the minis, not the terrain, tokens, objective markes, dice, rule book and all the other stuff in the box.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Jace on 18 Oct 2013, 17:06
And then you go to PSC or Old Glory and get 50x infantry models for $6, 10 shermans w firefly options for < $50 and wonder why you're buying from Battlefront. Sure old glory has sort of shitty sculpts, but PSC are killing it with how good their stuff is.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 18 Oct 2013, 17:54
PSC doesn't have a 1/16th of our total range though.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Jace on 18 Oct 2013, 17:58
Not yet. I'll give battlefront that much, they've got a good range, though Old Glory has a pretty extensive range of lower quality stuff.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 18 Oct 2013, 19:02
Very, very low quality. Old Glory's proof that you get what you pay for. PSC's a bit better, but just in the name of comparison, PSC only has 178 codes in their WW2 range available. 19 with their modern stuff, including things we don't make yet (things we also don't have rules for, but that's besides the point) if we just take the WW2 codes... (and I'm being generous and including the 1/72 scale stuff) I'd have to count but I don't think their entire line up covers JUST our German range. Which is one we reason we do resin for a lot of our stuff, white metal/resin combos gives us the quality we demand in details/features while keeping our costs low. Changing to plastics for higher demand items like the forthcoming Tiger 1E box makes plenty of sense too.

The bottom line is you (being 15mm WW2 historical wargamers) are still going to be using Battlefront's rules at the end of the day. No one else has near the quality of rules set we have, and there isn't a book out there with the historical detail we provide. So you're going to be using the rules, so why not support the game and buy the minis?

That's the math for a lot of our guys.  However I am not so hardline about it. By all means save some money on StuGs or Shermans, but PSC, Old Glory don't have the specialist stuff. You want to run an SS list? Or my own dear Fallshirmjaeger? We have the range, and they don't, and they cannot begin to afford to catch up. Running Late-war Americans? Just off the top of my head we have two primary types of infantry (regular grunts and paras), that come in winter and summer THEN have all the support options and variants. The order form I offer trade accounts is 35 pages long. Including Mid-War Monsters I don't think there is a single vehicle in the European theater we don't have a model of (Excluding late war wunderwaffen like the Maus, and I can see us doing a Late War Experiementals in the future). For historicals players, being able to be exact is a big deal. They can only do that with us.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: ackblom12 on 18 Oct 2013, 21:09
Alright, just finished up a couple more minis. This time it was a Stone Golem and an Iron Golem. Simple color chemes, and I'm still finding the occasional spot where I missed a small spot, but I'm liking how it's going. Need to get more paints at some point though.

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Sorry about the flash, but I got no place with decent lighting to really take pictured and I don't have a great camera. They're both a little darker in tone than the pictures suggests.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Jace on 18 Oct 2013, 23:34
I went with battlefront for my stuff, mostly because I was buying them in store at my FLGS for pat of it, but also because PSC didn't have british artillery and I already owned all the tanks I needed for my list, but for Jess's germans, I went PSC and Zvezda for the vehicles purely as a cost thing. There's a ton of stuff that battlefront has for the brits that I can't really find in good quality elsewhere, but for a bog standard german list, I ain't gonna ruin my wallet for Panzers, StuGs and transports.

Of course, battlefront does have the issue with their infantry having herioc scale syndrome where the proportions of the models isn't exactly realistic. I mostly look the other way on stuff like that though because its 15mm and realistic proportions at that scale looks kind of weird.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 19 Oct 2013, 08:41
Looking good Ackblom, something about the front of the helm on the second mini's bugging me, but I can't quite pick out what it is.

Like I said Jace, for the common place stuff like StuG III Gs, I don't see the issue (tournament play might disagree with me on that, but whatever) with saving yourself some dough.

Concur with you on the infantry, but I prefer it that way for a variety of reasons, myself. They're mostly in scale... this reminds me I have Katyushas and crews to paint, as well as a squad of American paratroopers.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Jace on 19 Oct 2013, 09:21
Apparently a while back, battlefront tried to pull a gw/privateer press and say you could only use their models in their tournaments and the backlash from the historical gaming community caused them to rescind the policy in short order. The backlash being like 2 or 3 people showing up for a tournament that normally drew upwards of 20, as well as angry letters etc.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 19 Oct 2013, 10:58
I have no idea, that's before I signed on with the company. I do know we tied our record high for NA tournament attendance this summer.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: ackblom12 on 19 Oct 2013, 12:49
Looking good Ackblom, something about the front of the helm on the second mini's bugging me, but I can't quite pick out what it is.

It might be that I didn't give the Iron Golem colored eyes.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Jace on 19 Oct 2013, 14:03
Steve, its 2013, we have to call them African-American eyes, not colored.  :-P

Someone go paste the picture I posted on my fb feed here, I'm on mobile.  Or just wait for me to take a few more and upload a galley to imgur.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Castlerook on 19 Oct 2013, 15:14
A couple of characters I painted up earlier this year, both for friends and a short campaign I was going to run based the Soldier's Peak dlc from Dragon Age Origins.

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Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: ackblom12 on 19 Oct 2013, 15:17
I'm curious, is there any way to effectively add a bow string or something to bows to make them look more natural? Preferably in a way that doesn't negatively effect another portion of the mini.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Jace on 19 Oct 2013, 15:22
Fishing line, the highest gauge guitar string (or really, any high gauge metal rod) anything that is thin and can be glued and positioned easily.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Jace on 19 Oct 2013, 16:30
Copying multiple links on imgur from a mobile device apparently doesn't work too well. Here is the boat portion of the starter fleet for the Federated States of America.  (http://imgur.com/a/Ppf3V)
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: ackblom12 on 19 Oct 2013, 17:09
Ooooo, those look nice.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Jace on 19 Oct 2013, 19:27
Gonna paint 342 tiny stars on 171 tiny planes because I make poor choices

(https://fbcdn-photos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/s720x720/1382014_10152063362052317_2136597054_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 19 Oct 2013, 22:13
...enjoy that Jace. I couldn't even be assed to do water transfers on my tanks. (I suck at those any way.... >.>)
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Castlerook on 20 Oct 2013, 10:24
Speaking of transfers, anyone know where I can find transfer sheets that have griffons rampant on them? Need 'em for some undead from Mantic.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 20 Oct 2013, 10:32
If you're a fair hand with resizing stuff on photo shop and a craft knife you can make them yourself with your printer and the right kind of paper.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Grognard on 20 Oct 2013, 17:33
 I recommend FPG > http://www.fightingpirannhagraphics.com/
or
TESTORS brand decal paper and an inkjet printer with some time in MS Paint or Photoshop
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 20 Oct 2013, 19:47
Woot! Picking up some fun stuff from Privateer Press's Warmachines line. With the new Adepta Sororitas codex out there's a whole new set of shit to modify, and with Priests picking up a strong leading roll, I'll be damned if I actually have to use any of GW's dirty old men in my army. The Protectorate has donated two female warcasters and the special character Nicia as Priestesses to lead my sisters to Glory in the God-Emperor's name. Also grabbing a box of "Daughters of the Flame" so I can fill out the ranks of my Death Cult Assassins now that Battle Conclaves appear to be the order of the day again.

Oh and I grabbed a single Cygnar unit. Major Katherine's Dragoon box. Cause I want to paint a pony. That's why.

(http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs27/f/2008/175/e/e/Sisters_of_battle_paintchat_by_muju.jpg)
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: LeeC on 24 Oct 2013, 08:19
That reminds me, I should look to see if that wolf and sister comic is still going around.
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-GbMW2WXni4Q/TWIaTlCekLI/AAAAAAAADRA/ACfVy0abGn0/s1600/sister_and_wolf.jpg)





Edit:
Wish I could throw in some female IG cadian models.  The ones I had were from last chancers, a commissar, and a catachan one with a grenade launcher.  Some in cadian armour would be sweet.  Nothing stripperific, just to have female guardsmen would be cool.  Also may have to get the forge world rebreather masks for cadians when I start collecting them.  Mixing them into  the squad would be awesome.

(http://wh40kart.im/_images/ebb258077a464cab6eaf914ce83b771e.png)

(http://www.mi40k.com/wp-content/uploads/nXZbm.jpg)
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 24 Oct 2013, 17:08
I have the 'nade launcher Cadian, she's my Guardsman Marbo. Also the fluff for my unit says they're a 50/50 male/female split. I wish I could actually represent that on the table top.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: LeeC on 24 Oct 2013, 17:30
the cadian or catachan?  If they have a female cadian I'll gladly look for it.  Sad thing is I do not use 'nade launchers.  The plan was to have a flamer, plasma gun, or melta gun with a melta bomb sarge, voxman, and a commissar in each of the squads per platoon. Each platoon had their own heavy weapon squad (making the 4th squad).  1 platoon had las cannons for their heavy squad, 1 had heavy bolters, and the last one would have auto cannons.  One of the platoons (out of the 3) would have a sniper squad.  Platoon command squads would have melta gun, vox, medic, and commander with power sword.  Company command squad had the same thing but also carapace armor.  Couldnt decide on whether the company command squad should get a chimera though.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 24 Oct 2013, 17:39
Catachan sorry.

You NEED to have voxmen. No matter what. I wouldn't waste time with heavy bolters either, autocannons do the same thing AND can threaten AV11.

Also, I wanted another Exorcist.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Warhammer-40k-Witch-Hunter-SoB-Sister-of-Battle-Exorcist-whirlwind-/331050962292?pt=Games_US&hash=item4d142ccd74#ht_445wt_932

It needs some Fleur de Lie... but I like it otherwise. I hate the pipe organ look. It also lets some RAW motherfuckers start trying to complain (never mind an FAQ contrary) that the organ means it can only fire straight up.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: LeeC on 24 Oct 2013, 19:19
didnt I mention that everyone has a vox?  I like the heavy bolter models and that extra dice to throw.  Handy for killing orks.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 24 Oct 2013, 20:10
Dude, you're guard.

Three words.

Leman. Russ. Punisher.

Trigger warning guns
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Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Castlerook on 26 Oct 2013, 07:41
You know, Maxmini are about to release a number of female guerilla troopers, who with a little work, could work out well as Veterans for an IG army, or even Escher gangers in Necromunda.

I miss the specialist games.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: LeeC on 26 Oct 2013, 07:42
@ GM: Nah I like having 2 leman russ vanilla tanks throwing down pie plates of doom.  Maybe for the third slot I'd grab a different tank.

@Evil Dog: I'll have to take a look see.  :-D
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 28 Oct 2013, 06:58
So th Edition Codex for the Sisters of Battle was released under their High Gothic name "Adepta Sororitas". This is very exciting for my favorite girls, BUT it means... NEW MODELS! Muwahahahah! Unfortunately GW still hasn't bothered to release any ACTUAL new models for army. (and haven't since the early 90s. Trucking towards 20 years without a  new sculpt! Yay! T_T) Specifically a big pile of Privateer Press models from the Warmachine "Protectorate of Menoth" range. Priests and the Battle Conclave look to be making a comeback in 6E Sisters, so I picked up the Menoth female warcasters and Nicia models for use as priests so I don't have to A. give GW money and B. don't have to use their dirty old men in my Girl Power army. I then got a box of Daughters of the Flame to flesh out my Death Cult Assassins. Last but not least I picked up Major Katherine, a Cygnar heroine who comes on foot and mounted on her warhorse as a dragoon. I converted her lance in both figures to have a Sisters of Battle Fleur de Li as the guard, but there's no rules to use her for a Sisters army, so she's literally just a "I wanna paint her and put her on my desk" model. Oh! Also grabbed a new Exorcist artillery tank off of ebay! This one is already an SoB vehicle (it is another converted Whirlwind though) so it's going to take a fuck ton less work then the first Exorcist did. Just add a few Fleur de Lis and some other iconography I have on hand... (I like my vehicles decked out if you can't tell)

To Do list:
DFG:
Leviathan Crusader 0/1 (Assembled ready to base coat)
Leviathan Weapons Arms 0/4 (Awaiting Delivery)
Warhammer 40,000:
Chaos Lord 0/1 (Ready for Paint)
Sisters of Battle:
Priestesses 0/3 (Primed, ready for paint)
Death Cult Assassins 0/6 (Primed, ready for paint)
Exorcist Tank 0/1 (Awaiting Delivery)
Moments in History:
Rommel and Monty 1/1
Musashi's Duel 0/1 (Primed, ready for paint)
Flames of War:
Katyushas 0/4 (primed, ready for paint)
Other:
D&D The Paladin Isteval (GenCon Exclusive) 0/2 (primed, ready for paint)
Dust USMC Heavy weapons team 0/2 (Primed, ready for paint)
Dust USMC Fire Team 0/5 (Primed, ready for paint)
Major Katherine 0/2 (Primed, ready for paint)

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2010/7/17/121289-Humor,%20Painting,%20Space%20Marines,%20Ultramarines.jpg)
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: LeeC on 28 Oct 2013, 08:03
if you guys ever get a chance, check out minigirl's youtube channel.  Really nice painting tutorials and the bases are awesome!
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Grognard on 28 Oct 2013, 11:54
I decided to throw my hat in the ring for the painting minis business.
I've done so unofficially before, mostly for friends.
But now I've put the word out: "Will Paint for Cash".

http://www.lordsofthebattlefield.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=388177#p388177

I've been model building since 1986, and I have won a few competitions in that time.
so... why not try to make some ca$h ?

I've also recently modded an APC mini.  Once I get it finished with green stuff, I'll try to make resin casts.
We'll see how it goes.  ;|  I'm my own worst critic.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: LeeC on 28 Oct 2013, 15:03
Posting this battle report I found.  The main reason is to show everyone this guys Star Wars inspired IG army.  Its amazing!
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 29 Oct 2013, 03:43
That is fantastic.... but fuck painting all that white! >.>;
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: LeeC on 29 Oct 2013, 07:31
back when I played tau I did.  I spray painted them white and then painted the cloth part and guns black to get the clone/storm trooper look I wanted.  Sargents had red helmets with white markings.  The tau shoulder pad had squad markings and a silver tau symbol.  Sargents had red and gold.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 29 Oct 2013, 07:51
I think I'm gonna buy one of those Dark Angel flyers. Not really for my DA but to convert up an Avenger strike fighter.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: LeeC on 29 Oct 2013, 17:36
Codex Inquisition:  :-o
http://www.natfka.blogspot.de/2013/10/codex-inquisition-november-release.html (http://www.natfka.blogspot.de/2013/10/codex-inquisition-november-release.html)
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Castlerook on 30 Oct 2013, 02:17
Ah, digital release only. I'm a little disappointed, usually means there's nothing new coming out with it, which is a shame because I've been playing Inq28 the last few months and there's usually a wealth of stuff to be found.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 30 Oct 2013, 04:07
Might have some cool lists though! Be interesting if it brings Sisters, GK, Stormtroopers, etc all back under one codex.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: LeeC on 02 Nov 2013, 19:21
so I was looking for commissars and came across this.  Does anyone have better google-fu than me and can locator the producer of these miniatures?  The only places I can find are generic miniature store sites and they are in foreign languages.
(http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Female-Disciplinary-Officer-Commissar-Viktoria-Skivlana-28mm-Metal-figure-BNIP-/00/s/NjY3WDU2Mg==/z/Wu0AAOxy7S5R9Y6b/$T2eC16hHJGUFFh9SrjdkBR9Y6,kP4w~~60_12.JPG)


Also do you think based on the newest codex, Lord Solar Macharius would better represented by a lord commissar or a commander+unit?
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 02 Nov 2013, 23:31
Either really. I'd have to look at it. The producer for that female commissar is somewhere in Europe. I think she's on coolminiornot.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Castlerook on 03 Nov 2013, 11:12
I think she might be for Warforge, try looking up Viktoria Skivlana.

Though if you're looking for Commissars, try Raging Heroes' sci-fi section, they have a couple.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Akima on 04 Nov 2013, 02:48
The closest I want to get to this is walking (rapidly) past the window of the local Games Workshop shop (eew, eew, eew), but TED is correct... http://eurobitz.com/en/warforge/2111-officier-disciplinaire-viktoria-skivlana.html

I'm a bit amazed that such detail can be moulded on a model only 28mm tall.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 04 Nov 2013, 03:58
Heh, why do you dislike Games Workshop Akima?

and 15mm games really impress me with how much detail they get on their game pieces these days.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: LeeC on 04 Nov 2013, 08:19
Thanks Akima, that is why I kind of want it.  The detail is astounding compared to other models.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 04 Nov 2013, 10:03
One of my co-workers went to a convention this weekend and brought us swag bagsin those swag bags were bits bagsand in those bits bags were most of 8 10 horse cavalry units. So what I'm saying here is basically "Fuck yeah! Free ponies!" Woooooo~!
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 07 Nov 2013, 06:35
So we just got the new book the company's releasing in December.... I can only say "Hot. So fucking hot." It has some FUN soviet lists but the German lists mmm meine gott so hot.

I also wrote out my high elf list, since I have a pissed off elven female battle mage that should be no less then an Elven Queen, I went with an Everqueen Deathstar list.

(click to show/hide)

*pounds shield with sword* have at ye heathens!
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: LeeC on 07 Nov 2013, 13:00
good painting tutorial using your hand for practice.


also do you guys find it is easier to do your bases separate from the model or after you finish painting the model?
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Castlerook on 07 Nov 2013, 14:14
I've found that it's easier to paint the bases by themselves. Otherwise, no matter how careful you might be, you're always going to paint the mini.

On a related topic, I'm looking to update my brushes in the next couple of weeks, any one have any suggestions for decent ones?
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 07 Nov 2013, 15:52
Hobbytown USA's got good brushes and they run sales constantly. Check online for a coupon.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Grognard on 07 Nov 2013, 17:17
^^ Ditto That ^^
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 14 Nov 2013, 07:44
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New sculpts

Creating our first batch of TGG Troopers as been a very enriching experience. And we are now implementing all the lessons we learned with them for the next batch of 25 Command Group Troopers. At the same time, we've been working on a big batch of Heroines and Special Characters. Today, we are showing you the firsts that are completely done, and more are on the way. In fact, many of them only need some polishing before being ready for their close-ups. That's the case, for example, with the Lulus. We are showing you 3 Lulus today, but the other 3 are very close to getting their final approval. You will also find below images of the sculpts for Vera, Volga, Keela, and Natasha.

(http://i918.photobucket.com/albums/ad27/Raging-Heroes/TGG/VolgaPotemkine_001_zps80348f9a.jpg~original)
 
(http://i918.photobucket.com/albums/ad27/Raging-Heroes/TGG/Natasha_003_zps5bef3905.jpg~original)

(http://i918.photobucket.com/albums/ad27/Raging-Heroes/TGG/Keela-Krupps_001_zpsf6ae10f6.jpg)

(http://i918.photobucket.com/albums/ad27/Raging-Heroes/TGG/VeraKRABBENHOFT_zpsad17099f.jpg)

(http://i918.photobucket.com/albums/ad27/Raging-Heroes/TGG/LULUTeddy_zpsc7345421.jpg~original)

(http://i918.photobucket.com/albums/ad27/Raging-Heroes/TGG/LULUDog_zps1053be6f.jpg~original)

(http://i918.photobucket.com/albums/ad27/Raging-Heroes/TGG/LULUPig_002_zps2a8e34e4.jpg)

(http://i918.photobucket.com/albums/ad27/Raging-Heroes/TGG/volga-V2_zpsd3df5d1a.jpg)

(http://i918.photobucket.com/albums/ad27/Raging-Heroes/TGG/natasha_zps3fc0dae7.jpg)

(http://i918.photobucket.com/albums/ad27/Raging-Heroes/TGG/keela_zpsb1b53422.jpg)

(http://i918.photobucket.com/albums/ad27/Raging-Heroes/TGG/vera_zps1858f565.jpg)

(http://i918.photobucket.com/albums/ad27/Raging-Heroes/TGG/three-lulus_zpsf336124e.jpg)

Finally, here's an update on the Jailbirds and KST Artillery, showing you all the gun mounts.
 Multi-part and posability for the Troops

(http://i918.photobucket.com/albums/ad27/Raging-Heroes/TGG/Artillery-Kurganova-et-Jailbirds_zpsf5ea7149.jpg)

There have been some questions about the posability of the multi-part troops, and about how the parts are split. The best way to answer this is probably to show you an image.

(http://i918.photobucket.com/albums/ad27/Raging-Heroes/TGG/Multiparts-system_zps1c85b6fb.jpg)

Each trooper is made of one pair of legs, one torso, one head, a right arm (in most cases holding a rifle), and a left arm with its hand posed to accommodate the other (firing) end of the rifle.

We basically tried all possible options many options on how to split and assemble the two hands and the rifle. What was obvious was that if we wanted to preserve the posing and the dynamic attitude of the character, we should have the rifle attached to the right arm. Then, by keeping the left hand attached to the left arm, it gives you a little bit more latitude in positioning the left hand on the rifle. And so, this creates more mix-and-match options.

Each trooper also has access to 2 “packs” of accessories (such as grenades, knives, binoculars) that you can attach to her belt in most cases.

And as previously mentioned, each box of 5 troopers includes additional heads and weapons.

All this will allow for maximum variety in posing and customising your army. Below are a few examples of TGG troopers made by mixing and matching various parts included in the kits.

(http://i918.photobucket.com/albums/ad27/Raging-Heroes/TGG/Tgg-Troops---alternative-posing_zps84a3f20f.jpg)

Heavy IE design

There was some discussion about a couple of design elements on the Iron Empire Heavy Troopers. Namely, some people would have like to see the shoulder pads decorated, for example with some insignia or some sort of modern heraldry. This was a pertinent comment and proposal, but please remember that what you see now is the very beginning of the TGG. There will be more troop types, and more "special" or "customized" versions of some of the basic troops we are releasing through this kickstarter. We are just at the beginning of the TGG adventure and so, obviously, we are starting with the more "common" versions of these soldiers. So rest assured that we have this in mind for the future.

Another thread of comments was about the fact that these heavy troopers do not have visible abdominal armour plating. Well, there are several reasons for this: we wanted to keep them slimmer at the waist to preserve a somewhat more feminine silhouette. And there are also fluff-related reasons: you could compare the Iron Empire Heavies to American football players who have very heavy protection on the top part of their body, because they use their upper body to ram their adversaries, and light protection on the lower body in order to run fast. Actually, the IE Heavies' shoulder armours generate a force field that is used to ram their adversaries or obstacles when they charge. So these troops are used for close combat strikes where shock factor and manoeuvrability are key.

But the last, most valuable reason for us is that we want the TGG to have a pulp feel. We chose to use super big stereotypes like WWII-German-looking-zombies-brought-back-from-the-dead-by-pseudo-Egyptian-magic, and then to add to this several layers of deeper and more mature meaning. For example, we looked at the human side of this kind of world through the tragic destiny of characters such as Nertha. But let's not forget that we want to keep a somewhat B-movie, Tarantino-esque feel to it and so, yes, there will be some crazy stuff, like a baby hippo carrying beer, or a dog smoking cigars, or heavy troopers with light midriff armour. And rest assured that there will also be bigger and heavier armours too :)


A special treat for KST enthusiasts

As we explained in their background details, the Kurgan culture is somewhat schizophrenic. Having to deal with very profound societal and economical changes in a very short time, they are now trying to reconcile the best aspects of their ancient traditions with the amazing potential of their newfound technological genius. While the government hierarchy and the Kurganova family itself has endeavoured to banish the old ways, they have nevertheless kept in place ancient military protocols and institutions that seem somewhat removed from what the bulk of the Kurgan army have become.

The most obvious example of this is the fact that the Old Guard still acts as the Praetorian Army Corps and is in charge, among other things, of the Kurganova family protection.

The Old Guard is made up of Boyars and Berserkers. The Boyars are all descendants of ancient Kurgan noble blood lines. They are elite forces steeped in traditions and arcane protocols. Since they are seen at all formal events as guardians of the Kurganova family, one might make dismiss them as window dressing. One couldn't be more wrong. Think of them as the lictors of Ancient Rome, or the Vatican Swiss Guard.

(http://i918.photobucket.com/albums/ad27/Raging-Heroes/TGG/Old-Guard-BASIC-COSTUME-com_zps6d605262.jpg)

(http://i918.photobucket.com/albums/ad27/Raging-Heroes/TGG/Old-Guard-2_zps331aac9b.jpg)

(http://i918.photobucket.com/albums/ad27/Raging-Heroes/TGG/Old-Guard-3_zps0ae525f5.jpg)

Now, if the Boyar are the living embodiment of discipline and order, the Berserkers are their exact opposites and the contempt between the two groups is common knowledge. When the Kurgan Civil Wars erupted, when mafia war bands began using their 'were' powers, when the entire population became enmeshed in battle and blood baths, some of the Kurgans became completely possessed by their werewolf form. As their entire society crumbled, a few of the more bloodthirsty combatants began to sense that their world was heading towards complete obliteration, and they turned towards the last remaining bastions of order, mostly represented at that point by the Kurganova family, to offer their help and support in trying to salvage what could be saved of the Kurgan culture and people. Nobody knows what made these crazy creatures suddenly realise what they had become. A legend whispers that the Wolf Mother herself came in their dreams and brought them back to reason. But no one has ever confirmed or denied this. The Berserkers secrets stay with the Berserkers.

Their exact role in the last hours of the Civil War remains obscure, and it is believed that to end the bloodshed, they has to shed much blood... Once the Civil Wars were over, they felt that the blood lust was too strong in them to return to society and that they would never be able to fully control the primal rage that burned inside of them. They could neither be humans as that would have left them without a vital part of them, nor could they be werewolves as in this form, they would only bring chaos and destruction. So they asked the Kurgan scientists for a way to stay forever in-between these 2 states.

And today, with their cybernetic implants and titanium claws and jaws, they may look human, but they are as deadly as the most feral werewolves. Although they may be the black sheep of the Kurgan forces, they are the most dedicated and loyal forces the Kurganovas can have.

(http://i918.photobucket.com/albums/ad27/Raging-Heroes/TGG/Old-Guard-Berserker-01-com_zps514b4c51.jpg)

(http://i918.photobucket.com/albums/ad27/Raging-Heroes/TGG/Old-Guard-Berserker-02-com_zps052bc79b.jpg)

(http://i918.photobucket.com/albums/ad27/Raging-Heroes/TGG/Old-Guard-Berserker-03-com_zps2222e443.jpg)

Now, we don't have any specific dates in mind for the release of these miniatures. So, why are we showing you this today?

Well, these characters were some of the things we had in mind if the Kickstarter had done even better than it already did. And while, until now, we had not had the opportunity to show them to you, we though it would bring a new light on the KST forces, and might help you envision whether the KST forces are for you or not, and how assembling/picking different types of troops might help you create an army that really suits your persona and tastes.

As you can imagine, in the same vein, the Iron Empire will get more Aegyptian-themed 'stuff' (characters, troops, background, etc.) and the Jailbirds, more crazy Mad-Max/Tank-Girl 'stuff' in the future as well.

Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: LeeC on 14 Nov 2013, 09:23
vostroyans...death korps...cadians... thats what I see...
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 14 Nov 2013, 10:13
Catachans too, but they aren't in the photos, the Cadians and Vostroyans are in the same army.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: LeeC on 14 Nov 2013, 10:21
yeah was going to incorporate all of them in the Macharius 1st company (old cadians=merican fusiliers, cadians=cadians/donian, death korps= death korps, vostroyans= Byzant Janizars)  and I want to incorporate female models too.  would like to see some side by side comparisons to see the dimensions (I know they are both 28mm but the dimensions should be interesting).

also started reading angel of fire yesterday.  he intro chapter was intense.  Also learning about the inner workings of the baneblade.  Should get some good inspiration for the Macharius army from this book, only read the intro and the first chapter but Macharius is suppose to make an appearance in the next chapter I think.  :-D
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Pilchard123 on 14 Nov 2013, 13:41
vostroyans...death korps...canadians... thats what I see...

I may have misread this.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: LeeC on 14 Nov 2013, 13:55
nope Cadians (http://warhammer40k.wikia.com/wiki/Cadian_Shock_Troops) from Cadia (http://warhammer40k.wikia.com/wiki/Cadia).

(http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/5071148/images/1246554306640.jpg)
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Castlerook on 14 Nov 2013, 15:04
Kind of getting back into Mordheim, and started with a Sisters of Sigmar warband. And currently planning on converting a few of the other warbands.
I've always liked Fantasy, but the thought of ranking all those units and regiments would have driven me crazy. Plus Mordheim allows me to do what I really love, converting!

Though to be honest, I'm sad I missed out on Mordheim the first time round, the game and the style didn't really appeal to me, I was 16 and a sci-fi nut then, but as I got old, I started to appreciate Mordheim more and more. I guess its true what they say though, you don't what you got til its gone. Still really surprised that GW did get rid of the Specialist Games like that (I loved them. Back in 97, it wasn't Fantasy or 40K that got me into the hobby...it was Gorkamorka! Mad Max meets Orks? How could no one love that?!)

That said, I have heard a couple of rumours that there might be something like Inquisitor and Necromunda coming out next year. (Though, I'd love it if they rerelease some of the older pieces, even as finecast)
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 14 Nov 2013, 15:44
You don't have to worry about that, finecast is going the way of the dodo apparently.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: J on 14 Nov 2013, 15:59
some people don't have the patience to paint miniatures

(http://www.wolfsdragoons.com/downloads/Media/pictures/Battletech%20How%20to%20build%20a%20MadCat%20image031.jpg)
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Castlerook on 14 Nov 2013, 16:02
Yeah, I heard that. From what I gather, the Finecast characters are going to be put under Forge World's control. The non-character finecast pieces are going to be left until the stock is gone and then they'll be replaced with plastic.

Actually I was one of the people who really questioned Finecast from the start, in fact, my point was that I just couldn't understand why they were releasing the likes of Dante or Warlocks in Finecast when they were becoming quite dated (you know the warlock I'm talking about. Not just that guy, there's plenty of pieces that date back to the mid-90s, with others who have gotten several versions, such as the daemonettes)
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 14 Nov 2013, 16:22
Mid90s. Like my army's entire RANGE!? *breaks down sobbing*
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Grognard on 15 Nov 2013, 06:48
majority of my stuff dates to the 1980s...
yes there are newer casts, but they're fugly to my eyes.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: LeeC on 15 Nov 2013, 21:42
reading the second chapter of Angel of Fire.  You know it never crossed my mind that during Macharius's crusade that the Inquisition was there since they fought heretical planets and enemies. I mean I knew they fought heretics, cults, and chaos but I never made the connection that the big I would be there too.  I would like to include an inquisitor of the Ordo Hereticus in one of my armies at some point (was thinking GK) but what with allies in this edition, I could easily plug them in my Macharius IG army too.
(http://www.servantsoftheimperium.com/images/gif_Bob.gif)
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 16 Nov 2013, 03:27
Yep especially with the new Inquisition supplement.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Grognard on 16 Nov 2013, 19:06
hey GM.
D'you have any British T-16 Universal Carriers?
I'm thinking of getting some to cross purpose as Mechanized Infantry for Battletech.
I need to see one next to a known size object to judge size first.
Can you help me out?
Thanks.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 16 Nov 2013, 20:00
Universal carriers? No sorry I don't have any personally. I'll keep an eye out for someone playing with them tomorrow and I might be able to scale'em for you
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 17 Nov 2013, 04:45
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GW is expensive. Oh well. So is a girlfriend. But you go to jail when you paint them blue and put them in a box in your trunk. So GW wins.

My wargaming quote of the day. I can't wait to get home from this con this afternoon. I haven't yet decided what I'm going to be doing, but I might finish cleaning up der Hobby table and get a little painting done.

I have bought a single book while I was here, a used copy of a Military History of the Samurai. $6.50

Not bad for a convention eh?

Meanwhile I am resisting making a buy from a company called Old Glory Shipyards. They have a beautiful 17th Century Brigantine for sale. $80 for the ship, her masts and her guns, you have to make your own spars and sails, and rigging too if you're really srs bsnz. Total cost $80 and she comes with a 25mm helmsman. $36 for a big bag of 25mm scallywags, cutthroats and other low lives to man her decks. I would not have a single system to play her with, it would literally just be for fun. I can't really justify the expense, but I lust for it.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Grognard on 17 Nov 2013, 12:32
MUCH jealousy here because you made it to FALL IN! and I couldn't.
wish I were there.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 17 Nov 2013, 12:41
Don't be too jealous. Working all weekend sucks.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Castlerook on 19 Nov 2013, 08:14
@LeeC, if you're still looking for some female minis, I think Mad Robot Miniatures might be getting something together in the new year. They're a new company, working with CAD programs, but they're producing some pretty decent variants for the Imperial Guard.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 26 Nov 2013, 10:59
Some days it is truly very, very nice to work at a gaming company, boss just dropped $80 worth of tokens and templates apiece on our desks. Albeit it's for WHFB or similar systems which I don't really play, but it's still a nice perk.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Grognard on 26 Nov 2013, 11:28
British Universal Carriers??

If you want to fill my Secret Santa stocking with gaming tokens and templates and etc., I wouldnt complain.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 26 Nov 2013, 11:33
I don't have any in stock, they're comparable in size to our jeeps.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Grognard on 27 Nov 2013, 10:12
I cannot find anyone with a comparison photo.  :(

any chance you could get me measurements?
Xmm length x Xmm width x Xmm height
with that info, I can make some paper block models to judge scale fit.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 27 Nov 2013, 16:41
I didn't have time honestly. They should be like... 1/100 scale so you can always check the real dimensions.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Castlerook on 29 Nov 2013, 13:38
Backed Mantic Games' Deadzone kickstarter earlier this year, just got an email today saying that they're going to start shipping next Wednesday. Wahey. $450 worth of stuff for $150. Sweet.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Grognard on 30 Nov 2013, 07:11
the Robotech KS just announced that their ship date is moved back from mid-Dec to early March.
bummer.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 03 Dec 2013, 06:17
(https://scontent-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/1488670_10152122529405815_19835049_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Grognard on 03 Dec 2013, 10:15
Cool.

and I dont even play W40k
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Jotunheim on 07 Dec 2013, 06:44
http://www.forgeworld.co.uk/New_Stuff/LORGAR_PRIMARCH_OF_THE_WORD_BEARERS.html Goddamit Forge World. Why do you do this to me and my poor defenseless wallet?
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 07 Dec 2013, 07:44
Still holding out for Lion El'Johnson and Russ
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Jotunheim on 08 Dec 2013, 15:28
I had just decided to get going on a wordbearers army, and then they do this to me. Bastards :P
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Grognard on 10 Dec 2013, 18:35
You know I'm a collector...
... listen to my fingers scream as I release these ...

FOR SALE!

6 Unseen SAMURAI ASF by Ral Partha
(aka Crusher Joe SIREN/HARPY)

complete, sans flight stands w/ partial paint schemes.

$20 Each, or $110 for all six.

plus you pay flat rate shipping.

Pay Pal is ok... but would prefer USPS money order.

Cash needed for Christmas and projects.

example:
Joe Frazier SAMURAI
(http://www.lordsofthebattlefield.com/gallery/albums/userpics/normal_joefrazier-samuraiunseen-01.jpg)

Thanks.   :cry: :cry:
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: LeeC on 10 Dec 2013, 21:11
wasn't sure where to post this.  Here seems appropriate.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 11 Dec 2013, 04:43
That was a win.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Castlerook on 11 Dec 2013, 16:41
Got an e-mail from UPS today, a 5kg package is on its way to me from Mantic Entertainment.
Guess that's my Deadzone stuff on its way.

In other news, I'm going to be starting my next Mordheim project, I've it narrowed down to Witch Hunters, Possessed or make a bunch of Hired Swords.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Jotunheim on 11 Dec 2013, 21:10
Had a birthday the other day and got a bunch of CSM stuff, so I'm officially back in the hobby, I suppose :p I don't have anything painted yet, but I do have an actual painting that I've been working on for a while. This is not finished, and still needs quite a bit more polish, but I felt like sharing it :)
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/16287008/Chambers%20Militant%20color6.jpg)
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 12 Dec 2013, 09:42
Well thinking positively I'm doing lots of painting practice.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Grognard on 12 Dec 2013, 10:00
 I haven't felt the muse to paint strike recently.
busy.
 stress.
   money worries.

Real Life screws up my painting vibe.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: LeeC on 13 Dec 2013, 19:52
so...why didn't they install a text to speech device into the golden thrown?
there are 3 of these so far!  :-D
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 13 Dec 2013, 20:49
Holy shit. Those are hilarious.

This weekend is a painting and candy making bachannal! I want to paint at least a few of my cavalry and other figures. We'll see what all I get done.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Jotunheim on 14 Dec 2013, 17:23
Well then! I am officially painting minis again. Last time was well over 10 years ago, and I remember nothing. Did my first word bearer today. Will post photos later.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Jotunheim on 16 Dec 2013, 19:39
So, I'm looking for something, and hopefully some of you can hook me up. While I like the cultists in the standard 40k line, I was kinda looking for something to add a bit more variety to the cultists in my word bearers army. Dark worshippy types. I've no clue where to begin in terms of alternative mini sites that sell non-crap though. Any help?
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 16 Dec 2013, 20:49
Anvil Industries has some cool cultist like models. Kromlek and Pig Iron make cool bitz if you just want to do bitz swaps.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Jotunheim on 16 Dec 2013, 21:18
Oooh. The anvil industries ones are lovely.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Jotunheim on 18 Dec 2013, 09:15
Think I might've found the miniature that'll be the Lord of my Word Bearers host.

(http://sciborminiatures.com/i/2013/big/demon_lord_01.jpg)

(http://sciborminiatures.com/i/2013/big/demon_lord_02.jpg)
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 18 Dec 2013, 09:46
Ah yes, from the "Not Primarchs" line. Excellent model.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Jotunheim on 18 Dec 2013, 12:53
Hah! Yeah, I did see their "Arch Angel". Though not quite sure which Primarch this one is supposed to not be.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 18 Dec 2013, 14:38
I believe that one is in fact supposed to be Fulgrim for the word bearers. What's his name again? (The name Scribor gave him that is)
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Jotunheim on 18 Dec 2013, 20:36
On their site he's just called demon lord. Lorgar is bald though :p
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Neko_Ali on 19 Dec 2013, 07:41
*sneaks in and reads back on this thread*

Ooo, I had no idea this was here. I've been a long time lover of miniature wargames and converting/painting up miniatures... I started on model kits and trains back when I was just a little tyke... then a friend showed me this "Warhammer 40k" thing... I should probably  hate him for all the money he cost me over the years. :)

I am currently working on an army of Eldar, mostly old metal models (like 1990s era, a lot of them) bought from another friend's collection. Based loosely on Irish Celtic mythology to go with my Celtic Fury chapter of space marines. I am preparing the Eldar for a new league starting up at my  FLGS next year, so I'm excited for that.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Castlerook on 19 Dec 2013, 07:55
So a package arrived this morning.
The contents are:
An Empire General
A box of Greatswords
A box of Empire Militia
A Mordheim Elf Mage
A Loremaster of Hoeth
& finally Illic Nightspear.

Hmmm, I wonder what I could be planning. (Hint, its not an Empire army)
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Neko_Ali on 19 Dec 2013, 08:32
So I've read back through the thread, and I have to say that I am really excited for the Toughest Girls in the Galaxy line as well. I wasn't able to buy into the kickstarter, but I plan to buy some of their existing line and get the TGG when the come out. My marine chapter includes women marines. (Because f**k lore, that's why), and a lot of them would bit awesomely into my chapter. Or into their Sisters/Adepta Sororitas allies/companion force. And they inspire me to put together a group of guard allies as well, so I can field a Jailbirds force. I'll probably use their mech/powerloader suits as custom dreadnoughts, since the Dreadknight is Grey Knights only.. but it looks way to cool to leave out. I just don't know where I'll find the money for all this. My army right now consists almost entirely of two sets of the Dark Vengeance marines and second hand miniatures I've bought from people. Plus a Whirlwind and Vindicator I've made from Lego. :)

I also want to pick up some alternate figures from the Mantic, Scribor, MaxMini and Chapterhouse lines of compatible stuff. And probably a scattering of other bits makers. I am not a Games Workshop hater... But some things I think are way over priced. Sorry, I am not going to pay $50 for a Thunderfire cannon. And I like to have variety and customizing in my armies, to make them my own. The only 'official' force I've run over the years has been Space Wolves during 3rd and 4th editions. Otherwise it's always been my own chapter or my own force with my own paintjob and conversions. The creativity is one of the biggest appeals to me in miniature gaming, which is about 75% of why I can't get into historical games.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: LeeC on 19 Dec 2013, 08:49
The emperor says girls are not allowed to be space marines.  because they are yucky.  no girls allowed.  :mrgreen:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=uzNLaCXD6gw#t=237 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=uzNLaCXD6gw#t=237)
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 21 Dec 2013, 06:19
(https://scontent-b-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/1463898_657539514298738_928595888_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Grognard on 21 Dec 2013, 19:46
:D  LOL :D

btw: I found a store with FoW British universal carriers.  they're WAY too big.
I'm thinking that 15mm is not going to work.
so I'm looking for 10mm or N scale APCs.

GM: GAME VAULT of Fredericksburg.  Nice brick-n-mortar store with plenty of traffic.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 22 Dec 2013, 08:14
Yeah I almost spent Thanksgiving with the Feduks actually. They do their Gamer Thanksigiving every year for us poor single bastards.

Here's what I've been working on recently

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Light Elf Mage: Avatars of War series

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Colonial Marines 1: I started calling this one Riddick after awhile. She was a lot of fun to paint, especially because I was able to give her tattoos. The squadies are from Hasslefree.

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Squaddie 1: Battle Ink
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Squaddie 2: For some reason she was always the fire team leader. While the "Riddick" mini always was mentally a convict they were using as a local guide of sorts.
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Squaddie 3: The Medic, also where I got into some more crazy basing concepts, the yellow piping on the side of the base is actual wire, used here as a large fallen cable.
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Squaddie 4: Smartgunner.
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Squaddie 5: Comms specialist, also has the squad grenade launcher.

Finally Major Katherine from those fine people over at Privateer Press. I wanted to paint me some ponies so I did! I did however modify the Major a bit to fit in more with my Sisters of Battle as I don't intend to start playing Warmachine any time soon.
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Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Neko_Ali on 22 Dec 2013, 09:41
Warmachine is a pretty fun game. I picked it up a few months back, with a Retribution of Scyrah starter, a squad box and an extra heavy warjack/Myrmidon kit. I've expanded with a second warcaster and a couple of solos since then. I think the learning curve is slightly steeper than with Warhammer 40k, since the force sizes tend to be smaller and more special rules intensive... I'm always forgetting things that different troops can do. And I'm not sure about the 'kill the leader, win the game' rule. Every game I've played in, win or loss, has always come down to someone killing the enemy warcaster. Half the time scenario goals are ignored in favor of taking out the opposing boss.

I can understand not wanting to pick up a second game though. They tend to be pricey. And even with a smaller model count, you are looking at 200-300 dollars to get into this game seriously.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Castlerook on 22 Dec 2013, 10:05
Like I've said, I've got a Mordheim campaign starting in a couple of weeks and I picked the Sisters of Sigmar for my warband.

Redoing the two novices at the moment, so here are the others. (The original photos look very washed out, so I had to adjust them with a photo enhancer)

Matriarch
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Sister Superior
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Sisters
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As is quite apparent, I prefer a slightly dirty style and I use a lot of inks.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 22 Dec 2013, 11:03
Warmachine is a pretty fun game. I picked it up a few months back, with a Retribution of Scyrah starter, a squad box and an extra heavy warjack/Myrmidon kit. I've expanded with a second warcaster and a couple of solos since then. I think the learning curve is slightly steeper than with Warhammer 40k, since the force sizes tend to be smaller and more special rules intensive... I'm always forgetting things that different troops can do. And I'm not sure about the 'kill the leader, win the game' rule. Every game I've played in, win or loss, has always come down to someone killing the enemy warcaster. Half the time scenario goals are ignored in favor of taking out the opposing boss.

I can understand not wanting to pick up a second game though. They tend to be pricey. And even with a smaller model count, you are looking at 200-300 dollars to get into this game seriously.

It's not the price it's just time and shit I already have on my painting table. I have a titan to finish, 30 odd models for my Sisters of Battle, half dozen or so "fun" painting projects, a my Late War British Grenadier Guards/American Airborne for Flames of War which haven't even been assembled yet (not to mention I need to buy the rest of the models >.>;), I have the rest of my Dreamforge stuff coming sometime in the new year, along with my big pile of TGG minis... and a pending thought towards using the 10 high elf reavers and special character I have now and using them to make a Fantasy High Elves army.

Throw all that on top of just not really liking Warmahordes. It doesn't appeal to me the same way 40k, Flames or Infinity does as a game, and to be totally honest many of the models don't really appeal to me either. Certain minis are drop dead awesome, but the warjacks just don't do it for me at all. All told I'd rather throw more money at Dreamforge Games, or buy Osprey's "Ronin" book and do up my Skirmish level Samurai...

Fuck me I am never going to get this stuff done if I live to be a hundred and fifty XD.

Especially now that I've started basing minis. I should really go back and base my 40k armies now that I think of it.

>.>;

Oh goddess. It never ends.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Neko_Ali on 22 Dec 2013, 14:41
Nope, it never will end. There will always be more things to collect, convert and paint. That's part of the fun of the hobby. :) If I can ever get a decent camera I'll post up some of my own work as well. But it's always entertaining and informative to see how other people work.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 22 Dec 2013, 16:37
Eh just remember folks, when you run out of minis to paint you die!
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Neko_Ali on 22 Dec 2013, 17:06
Yeah. that means I'll live forever.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 22 Dec 2013, 18:25
and I shall join you in immortality.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Grognard on 23 Dec 2013, 11:04
lessee here.
268 minis (BattleMechs, Panzers, ASFs and Infantry)
divi by.
4-6 minis per year....
plus 12-16 minis incoming per year...
means:
while I won't outlive Methuselah, 550 to 575 years aint bad, neither.

:D  :D  :D
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 23 Dec 2013, 18:22
You only paint 4-6 minis a year? Yesh Groggie you need to step it up or you'll never field a fully painted army ;)
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Grognard on 24 Dec 2013, 08:17
well, that's an average.
in 2009, I did 40 'Mechs, but zero in 2010.
2011, 2012, were  2-3 Mech/2-3 other years.
in 2013, I've done 3 mechs, 4 tanks, and 4 dozen infantry stands.
as it stands, I've got a battalion of the Kuritan 8th Sword of Light about 90% done;
company size formations for Wolf Dragoons, Liao, Marik about 60%;
and a Word of Blake Level III battalion at about 50%.

My big project is the 7th Northwind Guards Regiment (Reinforced)
a Reinforced Btln of Mechs
+ 2 Btln of Armor
+ 2 Reinforced Btln of Infantry w/APCs
+ ASF Wing (20 ASFs)
+ VTOL Squadron (company equivalent)
+ a reinforced Support company
+ Artillery Btln (3 btty of 6 guns each)
+ Regt HQ company
 
translated:
64 Mechs, 72 tanks, 24 Infantry stands, 8 BattleArmor stands, 32 APCs, 20 ASF, 16 VTOLs, 18 Arty, 16 support Vees, + odds/ends for the HQ.
I THINK I have everything on hand.  Some are new in box, others are primered, and some have started taking paint.

then I have a mix of Clan stuff that isn't organized at all.

Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Grognard on 24 Dec 2013, 09:14
I think I need to find my inventory list....
cause 268 barely covers what I have listed here as 'in progress'

...oh...
frak.
I'm further behind than I thought.
I've got 268 spares in addition to the 'in progress' piles.

oy.
I shall never die.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Jotunheim on 31 Dec 2013, 04:01
So, I wonder if I'm the only one who's an RP geek enough to do this, but I'm working up some fluff background for my Word Bearers host. Basic concept is a host that is either leaning slightly more towards Slaanesh or is particularly blessed by her/him/it. This would explain the Daemonette allies, as well as my plans to mod some forge world kakaphoni into Word Bearers noise marines.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 31 Dec 2013, 04:09
Not at all, I have pretty extensive fluff for all my armies. >.>;
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Neko_Ali on 31 Dec 2013, 20:42
I always do that too... The only time I ever ran a by the book army was when I was playing Space Wolves. Because honestly, I couldn't make them any cooler as they were. Other than that, I always make my own stories, background, character write ups, alliance with my other armies...
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Jotunheim on 01 Jan 2014, 16:06
Heh, well, they're still word bearers, but the host structure allows for a good deal of personal flavour.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Neko_Ali on 01 Jan 2014, 17:15
mmm, Just so. My Eldar are still Eldar. I am just using a craftworld of my own invention instead of one of GW's ones. Celtic mythos inspired to go with my marine chapter. The Tuatha de Danaan of the craftworld Danu.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Grognard on 01 Jan 2014, 17:56
RP into a 'custom' or FAN-on unit makes it all the more fun to build.

the 7th started out as a tier 3 retiree unit, then became part of the NorthWind Military Academy cadre.
It consists now of the basic training candidates for the entire North Wind Highlanders + the training staff.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Jotunheim on 01 Jan 2014, 17:57
Hmmn. Decision time. I need to decide which of these models I want to use for my Daemon allies' Herald of Slaanesh (the standard gw model is kinda meh)

This one: http://www.gamezoneminiatures.com/tienda/en/chaos/51-prole-diabolica-heraldo.html

Or this one: http://www.gamezoneminiatures.com/tienda/en/chaos/24-adalid-prole-diabolica.html

To my aid, fellow hobbyists!

Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Grognard on 01 Jan 2014, 18:08
I prefer this one: http://www.gamezoneminiatures.com/tienda/en/chaos/24-adalid-prole-diabolica.html

the 51 is too busy.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Jotunheim on 01 Jan 2014, 18:23
I'm torn. I like them both, but the one with the horn strikes me as slightly more pro-active in terms of pose.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 01 Jan 2014, 20:03
I prefer this one: http://www.gamezoneminiatures.com/tienda/en/chaos/24-adalid-prole-diabolica.html


I like this one as well. Thought: Both?
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Jotunheim on 02 Jan 2014, 06:02
I can't field more'n one allied hq, as far as I know. Could get them both just for paintery fun though.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 02 Jan 2014, 06:42
Yep! and you can always run a different model now and then for funsises, or make one of them a counts as for something else so you can run different lists.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Neko_Ali on 02 Jan 2014, 07:43
I prefer #24 myself.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Castlerook on 03 Jan 2014, 17:24
Have my first campaign game tomorrow.

The first four players to sign up are being pitted in a 4-player battle. And it's apparently my Sisters against Witch Hunters, Beastmen and Undead.

Should be fun...
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: LeeC on 03 Jan 2014, 17:52
not sure if this counts but I went down the children's aisle in Target to look at legos...kind of want a star wars one.  :-P
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Castlerook on 04 Jan 2014, 08:28
Result of the game - complete and utter disaster.
I won't go into details, but suffice to say half my warband was either dead or so badly injured they wish they were dead. Can't replace the losses, so I'm going to have to retire the Sisters and start a new warband. Think I might go for Mercenaries this time.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Jotunheim on 04 Jan 2014, 17:54
Phew. Been a busy week on the painting front. I bought the chaos marines and cultists from the Dark Vengeance set second hand from another danish hobbyist. So far this week I have
Glued 15 cultists, 6 chosen, 1 lord, 3 terminators, 6 daemonettes, and one helbrute
Out of those I have so far painted 2 chosen, 1 terminator, 6 daemonettes. Additionally I painted some chaos marines that I had assembled earlier. I'm rapidly approaching being able to partake in small-point games.
I'll try to post some photos of my efforts so far tomorrow. I did a bit of painting when I was a young teenager, but that was so long ago that I consider myself entirely new to the hobby, so go easy on me :p
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Jotunheim on 05 Jan 2014, 11:31
Photos as promised:
(Please keep in mind that I more or less just started the hobby, so I'm probably making a bunch of newbie errors. That being said, feedback is much appreciated)
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/16287008/IMG_5589.jpg)
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/16287008/IMG_5590.jpg)
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/16287008/IMG_5591.jpg)
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/16287008/IMG_5592.jpg)
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/16287008/IMG_5594.jpg)
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/16287008/IMG_5595.jpg)
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/16287008/IMG_5596.jpg)
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/16287008/IMG_5597.jpg)
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/16287008/IMG_5598.jpg)

Sorry for the long post.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 05 Jan 2014, 12:57
They look good mate! Nice work! I'd suggest maybe doing something a bit different with the bone and horn...

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Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Jotunheim on 05 Jan 2014, 13:51
Oh? Do tell? Some of these are earlier attempts. Atm for the horns I do them with dry brushing following the combination put forward in the How to Paint Citadel Miniatures thing.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 05 Jan 2014, 14:05
It's just a personal thing, I'd probably do slightly different colors and washes to make them look more worn and beaten up.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Jotunheim on 05 Jan 2014, 16:40
I base with Rakarth flesh, wash with Agrax Earthshade. then drybrush with Pallid Wych Flesh and finally a bit of white scar.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 05 Jan 2014, 19:13
Yar, like I said personal preference, I would try to work in a tan/yellow to give them a slightly aged look.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Castlerook on 06 Jan 2014, 01:39
Hmm, just saw that Avatars of War are almost finished with their own version of Witch Elves. Should make for a better value alternative to the GW ones.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Neko_Ali on 06 Jan 2014, 09:13
Small point value games can be a lot of fun. My FLGS and the girl gaming group I am in are hosting an Escalation League going over the next several months. We just had our opening event this Saturday and had a really nice turn out. We are starting at 500 point forces, working our way up 2500 points in 40K over the next few months. Over the course of a few hours I was able to get in 3 500 point games and a game of Warmachine. So they tend to play quicker, and you have to think a bit more about how you want your army to play and focus, instead of taking the best of what your list can field. I am also looking forward to getting Kill Team and playing some games of that for the same reason. I enjoy smaller skirmish scale games somewhat more than gigantic mega-battles.

Painting wise, my Eldar are coming along nicely (for the mentioned league). I was able to pick up a Wave Serpent this weekend, I am looking forward to adding that to my army when we go up to 750 points. I did see a picture recently that made me kind of which I had picked Chaos instead though. It was titled the 'Sisters of Khorne', looked to be kind of a Sisters of Battle meets Chaos. Though they did go for the 'scantily clad and sexy' style... Personally were I to make such a force I would rather see more 'angry, badass bitch' a look, as appropriate to Khorne Bezerkers. But I was thinking a mix of Sisters, Witch Elves, daemonettes and other manufacturer's stuff could be converted to make an awesome all-female Khorne army.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Jotunheim on 08 Jan 2014, 12:13
Can I prime a resin mini with standard GW chaos black primer?
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Grognard on 08 Jan 2014, 13:08
I usually prime all of my minis, resin or hard plastic or metal with Krylon ColorMaster Primer.
http://www.krylon.com/products/colormaster-primer/

However, with the crappy weather, I can't primer outside. 
And indoor priming is NOT allowable by the mistress of the house.

So what do y'all recommend for brush on primers?
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Jotunheim on 08 Jan 2014, 14:01
Here's the miniature in question. Guess I'm gonna have to fluff in some mutation and special power armor what with him towering over the rest like that :p His heresy brings all the daemonettes to the yard.

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/16287008/IMG_5599.jpg)
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/16287008/IMG_5600.jpg)
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/16287008/IMG_5601.jpg)
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 08 Jan 2014, 14:40
Yes GW primer is fine on just about any mini. I like Grog prefer Krylon.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Neko_Ali on 08 Jan 2014, 16:03
As long as they aren't Reaper Bones. The plastic they use doesn't bond with primer very well, so it never seems to dry. They even talk about it on their page. They say the only primer that can be used is the Armory stuff, but you don't really need to prime them, they take paint well without priming. I picked up an undead queen from them a little while back, so we'll have to see...
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Grognard on 08 Jan 2014, 16:53
krylon does a great job on everything I've tried.
? I don't think I've ever done a Reaper Bones. 
Standard Reaper stuff (CAV, Chronoscope, Dark Haven Legends) all work fine with Krylon.
For me: it's a huge cost issue.
GW primer or Armory cost $15-$20 a can.
the top of the line Krylon stuff: $5.50 - $7 a can.
Additionally: one of my best friends is in the Paint Business (Glidden, Sherwin-Williams, Benjamin Moore) since he was 7.  He's now older than me.  I've had him check and test the GW/Armory vs. teh Krylon.
Result:
as primer, they're functionally equal.  His opinion is that they are NOT worth the $7+ a can difference.
(course, then he tried to sell me HIS company's brand...)  :D
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Jotunheim on 08 Jan 2014, 17:58
Might try to order some Krylon online, but I do also have to factor in shipping. I can mostly either get GW or army painter round here.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 08 Jan 2014, 19:09
You can get Krylon at any wal-mart or hardware store broseph
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Jotunheim on 08 Jan 2014, 19:12
I am from Denmark, Nabroleon
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 08 Jan 2014, 20:30
....oh, well in that case I think you might actually be SOL. I'd check out Euro specific hobby sites, I'm sure there's a recommendation for good quality primer that won't hit your wallet quite as hard as GW or Army Painter. Worst case we start a spray paint smuggling ring.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Neko_Ali on 09 Jan 2014, 09:27
I have stuck with Krylon primer and dullkote for many years now as well. It's really just as good as the 'model' paints, but without the huge mark up. Just be careful what you pick up.. I've been known not to look close enough and wind up with gloss paint/primer before and that stuff just doesn't do the job.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Grognard on 09 Jan 2014, 09:56
What do y'all use/recommend for a Brush On primer when spray painting isn't available?
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Jotunheim on 09 Jan 2014, 22:19
For plastic and metal the imperial primer that gw sells works nifty. It's gw so it's expensive, but eh. It works.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 10 Jan 2014, 21:56
Ooooh! What's this that has magically appeared on my desk? The start of my third Flames of War army?

http://www.flamesofwar.com/hobby.aspx?art_id=3639

Ooooh. Bonus? It's the last one we had in North America. BAMCIS.

What's all in there?
1x Obersturmbannfuhrer Jochen Peiper*
6x Pz VI J
4x Ostwind SPAAG
3x Pz V G "Panthers" (+1 as above)
1x Pz Tiger Ausf. B aka "Königstiger" (with Fallschirmjäger escorts)

Joining my forces for my "complete" list will be:
1x Fallschirmjäger kompanie
1x Me 262 A-2a "Sturmvogel"
1x Skorzeny kommando platoon
2x Pz V G "Panther"
and then some artillery for flavor.
probably:
4x 10.5cm guns for now
and maybe I'll grab some Grille self propelled artillery later, just to keep everything mobile :P

Here's what my standard list is going to look like once it's all done:
HQ 2x Panther G
4x Panther G
4x PzIV J
1x Königstiger
2x Fallschirmjäger platoons
4x Ostwinds
4x 10.5cm guns in one battery, with OP and staff team
1x Me262a2 Sturmvogel, sporadic air support

That's more then enough combined arms to put out a serious amount of hurt, and even the light PzIVs can absolutely ruin any allied armor coming our way, the Ostwinds provide excellent AA and absolutely shred infantry and light armored vehicles, the 10.5cm guns can handle just about anything on the table in one way or another, but are particularly good at pinning down blobs of infantry, or giving me a valuable source of counter battery fire. (In other words, eat it commies!)

*He's riding a Panther G, and will stand in for my company commander in my lists where I'm not explicitly using him
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 11 Jan 2014, 12:14
The only downside is I now own some stuff with SS runes on them. Any one have opinions on that as far as gaming goes?
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Nikolai on 11 Jan 2014, 13:09
Historical accuracy vs. political correctness. Can't please everybody.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 11 Jan 2014, 13:13
The tanks I'm not fussing about, but the dice and token sets have SS runes as well >.>;
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Grognard on 12 Jan 2014, 05:42
can't you use the dice and token sets from non-SS units?

I agree with your reservations here: runes on a tank (meh), but runes on everything else...
we're here to have fun playing a game: not to offend every third bystander.
+ since you represent a COMPANY, it could be bad PR.

!! ask the company to replace them, so as not to cause a PR disaster ??
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 12 Jan 2014, 06:28
Why? I mean it's not like we don't sell the same token set on our website, and we have for years. I'm not offering that as an excuse I'm just saying I doubt my company is going to throw a hissy over my objections. This boxed army I bought was one of the last in the United States of it's kind. We are sold out and it was one of our most popular army boxes period, and the Waffen SS are one of our most popular armies, because, bottom line, they get all the cool toys and now, as then they were hard as krupp steel. I doubt the company would be mad about the PR either. It's OUR PRODUCT. I'm gaming with our product so why do they care? I can use the dice and tokens from wherever, they're basically decorative in the end. (The tokens that is). You really do need them to play effectively, and we have generics that are, imho, pretty damn cool, but people like their stuff to match their army, so we offer that.

http://www.flamesofwar.com/Default.aspx?tabid=79&CategoryID=7755&PageIndex=4

I get the sense the company hand waves it all because the absolute bottom line is that that insignia is for the Waffen-SS, not the political group, Goering's perfect Aryan knights, but the German combat elite. Obviously people buy the product, so clearly it's not an issue for enough people for them to A. buy it, and not enough of an issue for enough people who don't complain about it. Then again Reenactors regularly wear detailed SS and Waffen-SS uniforms too. So *shrug* I suppose I'm probably just being sensitive, We have a new dice and token set coming out that's more generic and uses the more standard German "Herr" cross. I'll probably pick that up.

Reviewing our line, the tokens most likely to offend someone besides the SS runes, are Das Afrika Korps product, which has a faithful and histroically accurate image of that logo with swastika (most everything else we produce that would have a swastika on it is neutered) and the 2nd SS-Panzerdivision Totenkopf and 5th SS-Panzerdivision Wiking. The former obviously has the infamous death's head insignia we mostly associate with Hitler's death camps, not the Waffen-SS division, and Wiking has a Nordic Swastika as their symbol, traditionally a request for protection from Thor.

On another note from my research for building this army, the Schwere Panzerabteliung (German Heavy Panzer units, so in short, Tigers!) were incredible! Their totals from their inception till the end of the war was roughly 1700 losses (including vehicles abandoned by their crews at the end of the war, and mechanical failures) in trade for some 10,000 confirmed kills. Nazi fucks? Yes. Incredibly skilled soldiers? Also yes.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Grognard on 12 Jan 2014, 16:56
Check fire. Blue on Blue.

I'm not knocking your company, or you, or ya'lls product. 
I'm also not denigrating the elite of the German Wermarcht.

Apparently, I pointed out a well known (and maybe tender) point while trying to be helpful.

I apologize for landing on that particular nerve.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 12 Jan 2014, 18:15
I think you're misunderstanding my tone brotato I'm genuinely trying to explain where the company's coming from while confused about your point about the PR thing so I'm trying to provide more information.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Grognard on 12 Jan 2014, 18:29
eh? ok. change of subject? I've had one tot too many and am easily confuzed.

You gonna bring your best to Cold Wars 2014?
http://www.coldwars.org/
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 12 Jan 2014, 18:53
If I go I'll be working. So I probably won't bother bringing an army.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Grognard on 12 Jan 2014, 19:52
ok. you can't work ALL convention.  I'll bring the Shine and enough Calanners for you to run a star.
fource some fun on you yet.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 12 Jan 2014, 20:16
Hahah for sure. I'll probably throw my Germans in the car if I'm done painting them by then. If not, the Soviets will come along just in case.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Neko_Ali on 13 Jan 2014, 06:45
And such is one of the reasons I feel uncomfortable with historical games, especially recent history like WWII to present.  To much living memory history there. The other reason being that if I was going to do a historical army, I would want it to be accurate, which conflicts with my desire to be creative and stylized. I don't mind doing a Celtic themed army... but I wouldn't want to actually paint up a bunch of Celts, or Irish units or anything like that. Plus I tend to go for a cleaner, slightly simplified paint look instead of trying to weather my stuff and make it look realistic.

Normally I stick to pure fantasy or Sci Fi miniature games for those reason. DUST looks pretty cool, and Tannhauser. But to me they perch to close to the sci fi/historical line for comfort...
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 13 Jan 2014, 07:30
I find there's a level of creativity in making historical units look good, bringing them to life if you will. It's just a different kind of creativity. It's still quite satisfying to me to put a well painted unit of say, T-34/85s down on the table as it does a squad of Space Marines from my custom chapter. Weathering certainly isn't mandatory either.

Otherwise though... I find the military history of the second world war is something I can be very passionate about, I had relatives involved in both sides, I grew up with bedside stories about Tarawa and Saipan, not from the man himself sadly as he died before I was born, but it's family history for me, and even though the 70th anniversery of D-day is this year, and we're a full century away from the Great War's start, that history is very much a living, breathing thing. I think all the books, movies, shows, model kits and games like Flames all contribute to preserving and making that history live on past the generation that lived it, a generation which is quickly passing on from us. That's the thing to keep seperated with games like Flames, it is not history, it is inspired by history. Our books are chock full of history in every page, we employ a massive historical research team just to make sure we're on point, but the game is not history, and the history is not the game.

Re: DUST, I'd give it a second look in the next month or two Neko, there's gonna be some sick new starter sets coming out. Having read up on the plot and rules now, personally, I think it's far enough removed as to be more comparable to 40s and 50s pulp fiction and WW2 era Captain America comics. I mean for gods sakes the Axis (no longer Nazis) have zombies and intelligent gorillas fighting on their side and all the tech is based on alien tech recovered from a crash site or something ridiculous like that haha.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Neko_Ali on 13 Jan 2014, 11:51
Mmm. I'll have to give DUST a look again then. I mean, I've seen it played a couple of times, but it doesn't seem as popular or well played at my LFGS as the Warhmmers, Warmachine/Hordes or Fields of War. I have seen and played more games of Dark Age than I've seen DUST being played so.. Yeah. Maybe new starters will peak more interest, because I do like the mixing of sci fi or fantasy with modern day-ish settings, ala Hellboy. Or just mashing the two together, ala magic steampunk/Eberron.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 15 Jan 2014, 10:34
12 bottles of paint for $20? Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaang
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Grognard on 15 Jan 2014, 17:55
wow.  what brand? and has it been sitting on a shelf for the past 10 years?
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 15 Jan 2014, 19:11
Hahah no it's brand new production, two of the official Flames of War paint sets. The full retail is $20 a box which at $3.30 a pot is STILL not bad.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Grognard on 15 Jan 2014, 21:23
Niiiiice.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 16 Jan 2014, 09:55
In other news check it:
http://www.lounge.belloflostsouls.net/showthread.php?40713-Games-Workshop-s-stock-loses-24-value-today-It-has-begun&p=386303&viewfull=1#post386303
http://masterminis.blogspot.de/2014/01/the-future-of-games-days-games.html

Newsflash: After peaking at over 810 pence per share in October, Games Workshop's stock market value dropped sharply by 24% today, following their release of half-year numbers. Turnover (that is sales, people) is down 12% from last year.

Further: Year per year profit down 37%
 

I wish I could say I hadn't seen this coming...
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Jotunheim on 16 Jan 2014, 12:17
Huh. We talking going out of business levels here, or just kinda bleh for the people working there? On a side note I just hand-primed my Helbrute. Ow. My body.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 16 Jan 2014, 13:17
We are talking a 25% dip in stock. Nothing to freak out about like "Oh fuck mai toy soldjas!" but some hot water for Workshop
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Jotunheim on 17 Jan 2014, 11:27
Well, so long as I have my toy soldjas, I'm not bothered ;) I just finished doing two test-paintjobs of some chaos cultists. I'll post photos after the weekend when the gf brings the camera back home.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 27 Feb 2014, 08:09
So as I paint this High Elf Prince on his Gryphon mount, idly planning a WHFB army to paint up at some point I realize I am probably going to die of old age before I finish my models. I also realize I don't play very much any more. If at all.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Grognard on 27 Feb 2014, 12:29
while I really enjoy the gaming, I find most of my enjoyment comes from vegging out while painting.

Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 27 Feb 2014, 12:45
I find completing an army to be the most sublime part of the hobby tbh

Groggy, gonna be at Cold Wars saturday at least.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Grognard on 27 Feb 2014, 20:10
my attendance is dependant on $$$ showing up.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 27 Feb 2014, 21:27
So I finished my first Warhammer Fantasy model. I'll take photos tomorrow but I think it's one of my favorite things I've painted so far.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 01 Mar 2014, 06:18
(http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2014/060/6/f/lords_of_sea_and_sky_1_by_kalashnikovmarine-d78g1i3.jpg)

(http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2014/060/e/f/lords_of_sea_and_sky_2_by_kalashnikovmarine-d78g2b6.jpg)


Critique welcome.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Pilchard123 on 01 Mar 2014, 09:51
Well the transparent pipe sticking out of its chest looks silly. Why did you put that on it? :mrgreen:

Seriously though, it looks one awesome bird-cat-dog-horse thing.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Grognard on 01 Mar 2014, 17:05
freaking awesome.
the transparent pipe is a Flight Base
this Griffin is in flight...
I really hope I make Cold Wars Saturday.

hope. hope. hope.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Pilchard123 on 02 Mar 2014, 06:11
I know that's what the pipe is. That's why I said it.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Grognard on 07 Mar 2014, 18:43
no $$.
I'm not making COLD WARS this year.
Sorry, GM.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 07 Mar 2014, 19:04
No worries buddy. I'm not gonna have much free time any way. I'm only up on Saturday and my carpool hauls ass the second we can leave.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 08 Mar 2014, 17:42
That was a long fucking day.

I may or may not have acquired a star of clan mechs though.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Grognard on 09 Mar 2014, 19:34
Didya get a moment to meet with the Battletech guys?

I really wanted to go.... :(

so I did a bunch of painting and mini rebuilding over the weekend.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 09 Mar 2014, 20:05
I didn't get the chance actually though I did obviously pick up my Summoner, Dire Wolf, Timber Wolf, Warhawk and Nova Cat (replacing the venerable Mad Dog) from Iron Wind
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Neko_Ali on 10 Mar 2014, 08:31
le sigh... I wonder if I'll ever get a full army painted? Marines half done. A ton of Eldar still unassembled and some still waiting paint. Now starting an Imperial Guard force. And on top of that, I may be getting roped into Warhammer Fantasy. At least I have a ton of skeletons already, about half painted up. Wrong base sizes, but that can be fixed. It started out as a 1st edition Fantasy undead army, then got pressed into service as part of a Clan War (Legend of the Five Rings wargame) Shadowlands army. Now I'm taking the skeletons from that force and turning them into a party Cathay undead force using the Tomb Kings army book.

Does anyone have any idea of a typical game size in Fantasy? Like in 40K games are often played around the 1500-2000 point range, at least around here. I have about 1300 points of skeletons before magic items and stuff, according to Army Builder. I'm wondering if that's enough, or if I would need to expand. I'm also wondering if I should pick up the starter box set.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 10 Mar 2014, 09:20
My co-worker informs me 2k-2.5k is pretty standard for Fantasy so you'd probably want to expand. Sounds like you have all your basic troop stuff is taken care of so fun stuff is all you need.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Neko_Ali on 10 Mar 2014, 10:33
mmmm. Well I have a good amount of your basic sword and spear foot troops. I only have 10 archers and 10 riders though, so I probably need more of those. That's still an investment though, and if I get stuff from the Tomb Kings line, my army will look weirdly eclectic. I have skeletons in samurai armor and in chain/platemail already, as well as bare  naked bones. Some of the special Tomb King units look cool, but do I want to add Egyptian style to that mix?

Honestly, I would probably rather run some variety of Elf, Skaven or Chaos in this league I may be getting involved in. I picked Tomb Kings because I already had the skeletons, and I can't use my archers or catapult in a Vampire Count army. More to think on... Thank you for the information.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 10 Mar 2014, 13:02
(http://www.crittohit.com/imagestore/articles/3481/gale-force-nine-dungeons-dragons-anniversary-red-dragon.jpg)

So I thought I couldn't talk about it before, but there's photos and shit up in some place. I want this. I must have it. I've seen it in person and holy fuck. It's fucking HUGE. It's the size of a truck. It's going to need it's own CUSTOM case and foam. I am in love with this model.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: LeeC on 11 Mar 2014, 06:10
I'd like to put a rider on it
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 15 Mar 2014, 21:08
http://1d4chan.org/wiki/Love_and_Krieg#Those_Idle_Days

This is a thing that exists and I love it
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 18 Mar 2014, 13:00
That almost orgasmic feel when you get new miniatures!

and that second micro-orgasm when some of that stuff hasn't released yet
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 22 Mar 2014, 07:34
Follow up:

I am really sad Sabol doesn't have Motor Pool transports in stock right now, because I really, really need one, to the point of this being a bit annoying, because they haven't had stock for a while now. I'd say fuck it and get my shit from those sexy people at KR... but I really like Sabol for the big duffles.

I'd also like to lodge a complaint about one of our own minis.

(http://ic.pics.livejournal.com/marianlh/34426562/54222/54222_original.jpg)

So I got this box, and so far it's fucking awesome. I can't WAIT to paint the female paladin, she's got so much freaking detail I cannot DEAL with it fully. both forms of Lich are epic, the Cleric... looks like he's getting gob smacked but still looks pretty damn good over all, and then there's the Fighter. Not just a fighter THE Fighter. Right down to the gorram winged helmet, however I cannot for the fucking life of me figure out where his goddamn cape is supposed to attach.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Grognard on 23 Mar 2014, 07:12
I picked up a little something Friday afternoon:
WARHAMMER. The Game of Fantasy Battles. edition?
95%+ complete with the box.
from what I've found googling, it's worth $50 - $75

at the same time, I found TWO Warhammer 40K Imperial Guard Battle Force, in their boxes.
also 95%+ complete with the boxes, but the boxes are beaten up bad.
they're worth $50 -$60 each.

So I guess the question is...
Do I finish the assembly and painting of all the figures?
Or do I leave them 'as is'
which would be worth more to y'all?
either way, i'll be making my money back...






considering I only spent $4 on each box.
   :D
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 23 Mar 2014, 07:20
I'd probably just sell'em blank and unprimed and save yourself the time
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Neko_Ali on 23 Mar 2014, 19:38
I would totally take those off your hands for $4 each.. You know. Just so you can get your money back. I'd hate to think it was wasted....

Unless you are willing to invest the time or money for a high quality paint job, I would sell them as is. Unless someone is looking for a pre-built and painted force, then unassembled miniatures are more valued, because then the buyer can put them together the way they want, or use them as parts.

As a serious inquiry though, which models exactly are in each set, and how much are you looking for? I am putting together High Elf and Imperial Guard armies, and always looking for deals.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 23 Mar 2014, 20:07
I too would like a full listing of the contents of each box...
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Grognard on 24 Mar 2014, 07:22
the WarHammer Fantasy Battles game has the Late Mideval style pikemen, musketeers and cannoneers vs. archer and swordz orcs.

the Imperial Guard Battle Force is Catachans. combined, the two boxes are:
48 infantry (8 of which are METAL hero Catachans)
3 Sentinels
1 Chimera APC
1 LeMan Russ Tank
and a single sprue of Eldar
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 24 Mar 2014, 07:24
Oooh. That's quite a mix. Gotta love the Rambos. Some of that stuff is stuff I've never seen in a Battle Force box... my IG are mostly done and I don't need either of the fantasy pieces so I'll give you first bite Ali.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Neko_Ali on 24 Mar 2014, 08:48
Hmmm... I'm not sure how that would help. I run High Elves and Vampire Counts in fantasy, so that box set wouldn't help me out. And my Imperial Guard are Cadians. I actually just traded away the two squads of Catachan I had with them. The Sentinels, Chimera and Leman Russ I do need. I'm not sure if that makes up one box, or if the vehicles are split between the two. But if you are willing to part out the vehicles I am interested in them.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 24 Mar 2014, 09:15
Grouping the infantry up, and just selling the vehicles to Neko you should still see a return Groggy.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Grognard on 24 Mar 2014, 12:54
I'd rather not break up the box sets.  Even with rashed boxes, I'd think they would be worth more if complete.

*unless you're willing to throw stupid money for the vehicles.*

I'll take offers via PM.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 25 Mar 2014, 04:29
Things I Like: Being one day's shipping from the WarStore. Which means getting stuff I need like a can of dunkelgelb spray paint fast quick and in a hurry. Thanks Neil!
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Grognard on 25 Mar 2014, 06:54
that reminds me.  I've got a package I need to return to them.

I really like the WarStore.  Wish I could make it up there for a game day.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 27 Mar 2014, 11:33
Fuck I really need to start figuring out some more hobby storage stuff... even after I get my hands on my Sabol Motorpool (and I'm strongly considering giving up the ghost and getting a division transport, which is basically fucking luggage) it's already almost completely filled from a few 4" trays (My titans and my Land Raider), my 3" trays (Titan alt weapon arms, one tray of rhinos (2x Sisters, 2x SM) in addition to all that... I have my Gryphon and my squadron of high elf cav, various "desk top" pieces, a star of mechs, a bunch more sisters of battle infantry and my Penitent Engine, which is being kicked out of the main Sisters case to make room for my second Exorcist... then finally I have my German and British Guards armies for Flames that are going to need homes. Thankfully I can probably do those last two in a single KR multicase if any artillery I get shares space with my Guards Tankovy...

All of this is discounting the D&D Dragon, but he's going to need his own hard shell case filled with foam.

I need a hobby shed. I need a house first so I have somewhere to put the shed but fucking hell >.>;
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Neko_Ali on 27 Mar 2014, 11:42
That's always the problem... Storage and transport. I'm making due with some plastic tubs filled with sabol foam right now. But I really need something for my tanks. I may get some strips of card to divide up some of these empty GW boxes I have laying around. Since they're nice and regular sizes going for foam trays is probably overkill. My fantasy Vampire Counts army is currently occupying some Clan War boxes, but I don't have any room to expand. And with High Elves coming next month... oi....
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Grognard on 27 Mar 2014, 12:38
99% of the time, I take only what I need for that day's game: usually a battalion or less.

the last time I transported all of my painted minis it took me 3 of the heavy duty 18 gallon plastic totes.

..and a hand truck.

I shudder to think what it would take to move ALL of it.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: LeeC on 27 Mar 2014, 14:40
How I used to paint my Tau back in the day
(http://i.imgur.com/OEi4qzf.gif)

(http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff297/Fawin/DSC00296.jpg)

they're up with my brother in main, still unfinished. I was such an amateur painter back then.  Man I wish I was back in the hobby but money has to go to other stuff like food and shelter...
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Neko_Ali on 27 Mar 2014, 20:21
Oh dammit, Lee... Now that I've seen it I can't unsee it. I'm going to have to paint up a Clone Trooper/Star Wars Tau army now.... Two of my favorite science fiction things together...
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 27 Mar 2014, 20:55
I'm kinda drooling over a Warriors of Chaos army at the moment... Vikings!
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: LeeC on 27 Mar 2014, 21:08
haha I really wish I could finish them and try some new techniques.  I'd love to put the Tau back together again and finish the army I started.  Fire warriors as clone troopers, stealth squads as commandos, and pathfinders as ARC troopers (would love to paint a fish like their transport in the gif above!).  Oh and the one with the red shoulder pad is the shas'ui and I converted his pulse rifle to have a marker light using the sprues that connect the modle bits together and filing it down to make it look like a scope.  Red added on it because its a targeting laser.

From what I have seen of modern tau armies its all about the suits now.  :-\

here were all my Shas'ui
(http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff297/Fawin/DSC00294.jpg)

here is some kroot back when I was experimenting with inks
(http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff297/Fawin/DSC00291.jpg)

(http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff297/Fawin/DSC00289.jpg)

My brother played Blood Angels and I helped paint some guys.  he was most impress with these that I painted at the time:
(http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff297/Fawin/DSC00267.jpg)

(http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff297/Fawin/Apoth1_edited.jpg)

(http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff297/Fawin/Librarian.jpg)

(http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff297/Fawin/Techpriest.jpg)

I would love to strip the paint and try it all over again now that I understand layers and inks and stuff.

@GM: Awe man, I'd love to put together a Bret army and play you if I could.  Be like viking invasion of france type dealy...but with warhammer and magics.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Grognard on 28 Mar 2014, 11:16
I have a single TAU Battlesuit fresh in the box and a box of TAU XV 25 Stealth team which is complete, but I've had open to look at.  I'm more than happy to sell these.  New retail is $80, but since these have been opened, I'm open to a fair offer.  PM me if interested.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 30 Mar 2014, 11:51
So it's looking like 2 dozen odd assorted armored vehicles is about the limit of what this brand of spray paint can do...
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 04 Apr 2014, 05:30
So. Adepticon is pretty awesome, but fucking terrible on my wallet. I bought a unit's worth of Silver Helms and a classic metal prince to use as my High Helm, and a generic prince/hero character because he was cheap. $25, which isn't bad considering that unit alone is $40 or something new.

I did get a swag bag, no bits this time, but it did have a free miniature for I assume Heldorado, a mini version of the Man With No Name (Clint Eastwood type) rocking a big ass broadsword AND the con exclusive Arcadian female Color Sergeant, from Victoria mini's new line of sensibly dressed female "not IG".

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/t31.0-8/1965547_507821989254268_2007240163_o.jpg)

Well I couldn't leave the color sergeant without a squad to back her up could I? and since Victoria's Arcadian females are being released for sale for the first time here at the con... well I couldn't resist. They are pricey no doubt, $50 for a 10 girl squad ($5/mini) is Forge World pricing, the good news is the sculpts are flawless, even my coworker who's a complete Forge World whore is impressed with the quality. Also, if $50 means people get the hint that there is a no shit market for female minis that don't dress like exotic prostitutes, then so be it.

I may have also located some of the Sisters of Battle models I've been trying to acquire for a dog's age. Namely two heavy Flame Sisters, two Melta sisters and some more Sister Superiors.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Neko_Ali on 04 Apr 2014, 07:37
*makes "gimme" hands at the awesome miniatures*
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Grognard on 04 Apr 2014, 07:44
very, very nice.

could easily be used in other game systems.

any of those would work well with the player group I'm setting up.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: LeeC on 04 Apr 2014, 09:21
*makes "gimme" hands at the awesome miniatures*
I believe you are looking for this:
(http://i.imgur.com/lhjhbB9.gif)
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Neko_Ali on 04 Apr 2014, 10:04
Close. Though I was going for more "cute" and less "angry demanding" :)
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: LeeC on 04 Apr 2014, 10:14
(http://i.imgur.com/igmqE.gif)
better?
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Neko_Ali on 04 Apr 2014, 10:40
Sure, that works. *flails excitely*
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Akima on 04 Apr 2014, 14:51
Victoria mini's new line of sensibly dressed female "not IG".
And those are 28mm minis? You could have told me they were 54mm and I'd have believed it. And the poses look like the way someone might actually move or stand. Is it me, or do they look like a futuristic version of the Marines from "Full Metal Jacket"?

Edit: Even in the grim darkness of the far future, it seems there will still be bloody Australians! (http://victoriaminiatures.highwire.com/pages/devils)  :lol:
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: LeeC on 04 Apr 2014, 15:08
look more like classic Cadians to me...who were probably based on the Colonial Marines from Aliens....who in turn were based off Vietnam WAR US soldiers.
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-YCbUZL-jfls/Uvi5TBOur9I/AAAAAAAAE7U/22ZrBY7I68A/s1600/DSCF8050.JPG)
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Neko_Ali on 04 Apr 2014, 16:05
Well they are straight up meant to be Cadian replacement models. It's even in the name, Arcadian. Pretty much all of her stuff is Imperial Guard analog models. Praetorian, Penal Legion, Rough Riders... And all high quality stuff. Her price is a little higher than GW's, but you can see from the picture she does excellent work, and provides stuff that GW just doesn't make. I've been thinking of ordering some models for a veteran squad or something.... To rich for my blood to do a whole army out of, but fine for a special unit or character.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 04 Apr 2014, 17:56
So what you're saying Lee, is that Akima is right. They look like soldiers or Marines from the Vietnam era.

Victoria mini's new line of sensibly dressed female "not IG".
And those are 28mm minis? You could have told me they were 54mm and I'd have believed it. And the poses look like the way someone might actually move or stand.
Edit: Even in the grim darkness of the far future, it seems there will still be bloody Australians! (http://victoriaminiatures.highwire.com/pages/devils)  :lol:

Yep, those minis are gorgeous in person and I can't wait to paint them! At $10/model it's Forge World prices if not more, so too pricey for an army, but I am MORE then happy to support Victoria and give her money for her awesome ladies. I believe in capitalism, and I believe in market influence via my wallet, so by buying Victoria's great lady troops I am writing a message, and endorsing it to the tune of $50 that there is a market for this style of miniature.

So today's swag:
I got some free scenic bases, because con swag
Those six Sisters models I needed. They cost $60... and that is actually a pretty damn good deal. I could turn around and put those same minis on Ebay and make money.
I also grabbed an awesome wolf mount model to be used as counts as GW Thunderwolf Cavalry. I've been wanting to do a Thunderwolf single for the shelf for awhile, and the benefit of getting it with a gorgeous scenic base and having the Bits seller right there for me to get the single Space Wolf I need for the rider without paying out the ass for shipping is a major bonus.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 06 Apr 2014, 05:17
Today's... err yesterday's swag: Went back for two more silver helms, just to have an even 10x. Also got a metal Kharne the Betrayer for $2 just so I can paint him, and so my Chaos Lord isn't so lonely in my table full of loyalists any more.

My coworker is heavily encouraging me to participate in the Colonial next month (local fantasy tourney) game size is 2500. I just tossed my list together (the one I've been toying with for an age) and without the Everqueen it barely makes 1175... and it's really pricey already. I'm happy with the models I have for my personal enjoyment, but I don't think I can justify the build to 2500 in the next month financially.


Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Grognard on 07 Apr 2014, 06:35
Well, I got do some BattleTech gaming this weekend.
played SLDF Lance vs. Pirate Lance, and since I enjoy playing spoiler so much, I played Pirate.
yeah. that didn't work out.  the Dice Hate Me.
final score: 3 crippled Pirate Mechs and one crater vs. 4 SLDF 'Mech with heavy armor damage.

but on a good note: I managed to trade the Warhammer Kingdoms box set for $60 of store credit.
I then took the store credit, plus $3 in tax, and bought the newest release of the
BattleTech Inductory Box Set.

(http://d15yciz5bluc83.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/CAT3500B_BTIntroBoxSet_Cover_580wide.jpg)

WOOT!
a $60 box set at a real cost to me of $7!
and it comes with 26 HIGH QUALITY plastic 'Mech miniatures.  These are GW quality, maybe better!
(http://cfw.sarna.net/news/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/IMG_1228-625x416.jpg)
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 07 Apr 2014, 19:31
Fuck Adepticon was long. I just got back home TODAY!

I'll do a junk on the bunk with all my con swag tomorrow, but for now... some advertising if you guys wouldn't mind signal boosting...

I have a Flames of War Soviet tank force up for sale. Includes the following:
20x T-34s (with both turrets)
1x Commissar M.A. Dedov (both turrets)
6x IS-2
4x ISU-122
5x SU-100
4x Katyusha w/ command team, OP team and truck
3x M17 MGMC (Quad 50 lend lease AA)
1x Soviet Guards bag patch
1x Soviet Guards dice and token tin with extra tokens
All pertinent decal sheets and a pile of soviet bits

All vehicles are painted to a table top standard with no decals. Tank commanders are in their turrets and painted. Katyusha crews are not painted.

Retail on this army is well over $700. Reasonable offers will not be refused.

I also have some Brits/Americans perfect for a Market Garden Grenadier Guard.
12x plastic Sherman V still on sprue
4x Sherman Firefly VC still on sprue
1x platoon American Airborne (based and primed for that unique shade of paratrooper green and ready for detail painting)
Make an offer.

I will ship via UPS or US Postal. I will ship internationally if you're willing to pay for it.

Edit: For the record best con swag is tied for my Victoria female IG 11 girl squad, my free copy of Dreadball, or a hot redhead's number. (She was playing in the fantasy tourney)
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 08 Apr 2014, 17:00
(https://scontent-b-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/t31.0-8/857916_10152403216565815_2908419241925329359_o.jpg)
Total loot pile contents:
1x random freebie mini that looks like The Man With No Name but with a broadsword
1x Screaming Heretic podcast minion pin
1x Airbrush base coat
1x Black Library Horus Heresy book
1x Beer cozy mocking your newest net list
1x High Elf Prince
1x Kharn the Betrayer in metal (he was $2!)
1x WarGamma rocky craig bases kit
1x Random decked out Space Wolf Wolf Guard
1x WarGamma Thunderwolf + bits for rider
6x Sisters of Battle w/ assorted heavy weapons
10x High Elf Silver Helms with an OOP metal prince standing in as High Helm
1x Secret Weapons Shot Glass
1x Secret Weapons assorted 28mm back packs
1x Secret Weapon Asian Garden Base (60mm)
1x Victoria Minis 10 girl Arcadian rifle squad + Con exclusive color sergeant.
1x Dreadball Deluxe (I already want more teams)
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Grognard on 09 Apr 2014, 06:10
nice haul.
I intend to have a full battalion of Kurita's 8th Sword of Light all painted and ready for RAVENCON.
I will post pix.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 09 Apr 2014, 06:31
I might rebuild my entire trinary, and pick up the starter set and paint those mechs up for Davion forces circa the Fed Com Civil War.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Grognard on 09 Apr 2014, 06:49
I've also come to realize that the same paint applied over different color primers does not give the same results.

argh. red over white primer = nice crispy red.  red over grey primer = dry blood/maroon.  argh.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Neko_Ali on 09 Apr 2014, 06:54
Ah, but you see, now that you know that you can use it to your advantage. It is a well used technique, layering colors to get different effects. That's why I keep white, grey and black primers on hand, depending on what I am painting. I also find it especially useful on things like metalics... Paint them over a dark or black basecoat and it gives  you a nice, dull metal look. Paint them over light colors and it makes a shiny chrome or jewel like effect.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 09 Apr 2014, 07:07
I love a solid crimson covered with a darker red, it's a gorgeous effect.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 10 Apr 2014, 06:04
I have a Flames of War Soviet tank force up for sale. Includes the following:
20x T-34s (with both turrets)
1x Commissar M.A. Dedov (both turrets)
6x IS-2
4x ISU-122
5x SU-100
4x Katyusha w/ command team, OP team and truck
3x M17 MGMC (Quad 50 lend lease AA)
1x Soviet Guards bag patch
1x Soviet Guards dice and token tin with extra tokens
All pertinent decal sheets and a pile of soviet bits

All vehicles are painted to a table top standard with no decals. Tank commanders are in their turrets and painted. Katyusha crews are not painted.



So here's the offer currently on the table, guy is getting me pics before we shake hands on it.

In return for the above:
Forgeworld Hell Talon bomber (New, unassembled)
Ork Stormboyz Box (new on sprue) x5
Ork Warboss (Black Reach) new on sprue
Big Shoota Boyz x2 (built, primed)
Shoota Boyz x11 built, primed
Slugga Boyz x30 in various states
STikbommers x6
Ork Shoota Boyz in parts x30 (torsos/bodies built, various stages of built/painted)
Ard Boyz Kit (conversion parts)
GorkaMorka Boyz x2
Mekboy x1)
Nob x5 (metal) includes Waaagh Banner
+$100 via paypal

With a new Ork book coming out later this summer making for excellent trade fodder AND of course a Forge World kit which A. sells easily and B. is extremely popular to use as a counts as Heldrake making it even easier to sell... I think that's a solid deal. Opinions?
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Grognard on 11 Apr 2014, 20:41
the word I've heard is that Orkz are very popular and are bringing top dollar currently.

on a lesser related note:

do you (anyone?) know of any gamer hobby stores in the Lynchburg area?
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 12 Apr 2014, 06:46
I don't, I can ask at work Monday though.

Also I took the deal.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Neko_Ali on 12 Apr 2014, 07:19
May it bring you many happy WAAAAAAGH! Also, I like the new avatar. :)
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 12 Apr 2014, 08:04
Happy enough till I resell them after the new Dex drops any way :D

and thank you miss Ali :3
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Neko_Ali on 12 Apr 2014, 08:57
Naturally. Fluttershy is the best pony after all. For Breponya!
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 12 Apr 2014, 09:23
I just loved the facial expression.

My painting/assembly table is a weird place right now... I just put together a Firestorm Armada ship I picked up for free somewhere (which is gonna be a Light Cruiser for the Honorverse in my head). My two space wolves and the one wolf's ubersized mount. My Elyrian Reavers, and they're going to be joined by my Silver Helms shortly, along with Kharn the Betrayer most likely, Drizzt Do'Urden, the recently rebased Miyamoto Musashi, my Victoria girls, and a few other models primarily awaiting basecoating.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Neko_Ali on 12 Apr 2014, 09:42
My week and work table has been occupied with frantically raising up hordes of undead for tommrow's fantasy game. In the past week I've assembled 10 ghouls, 35 zombies, 26 skeletons, 5 skeletal riders and 10 dire wolves. Some of which have been base coated, but I just haven't had time to do any painting.... All those skeletons.. I don't see how Ray Harryhausen didn't go insane while filming Sindbad...
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 12 Apr 2014, 15:25
(https://scontent-a-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/t31.0-8/1614603_10152412123675815_5512135941512700381_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Grognard on 12 Apr 2014, 19:48
 :roll: and yet another Marine falls onto the 'brony' bandwagen.... :roll:

I just really don't get it.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 12 Apr 2014, 20:18
Can you see that snarky facial expression? I wouldn't care if that was a pony or a smurf.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Neko_Ali on 13 Apr 2014, 03:50
Funny. One of the other people at my FLGS now wants to do an army of dwarves using smurf figures, since I said I want to make a Bret-pony-a army :)
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 13 Apr 2014, 08:15
I'll buy you dinner to celebrate the completion of your Bretponya army <3
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Grognard on 13 Apr 2014, 19:29
Can you see that snarky facial expression? I wouldn't care if that was a pony or a smurf.

I get it now.  I just saw your post: "I just loved the facial expression."

well, gooool-leee, Seaer-gant!
(http://www.timvp.com/gomer2.jpg)
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 13 Apr 2014, 20:01
In other news I just painted up a giant spaceship thingie for I think Firestorm Armada. I give 0 fucks and I'm pretending it's an Honorverse heavy cruiser.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Grognard on 14 Apr 2014, 07:44
someone actually makes Honorverse miniatures...
http://fencingfrog.blogspot.com/2014/04/dargent-space-navy.html
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Neko_Ali on 14 Apr 2014, 08:27
Argh, I am tormented right now. I want to start assembling and painting my elf force for Warhammer Fantasy. I just don't know if I want to make them High or Dark elves. So far I have two sets of the starter box high elves. So that's two heros on griffons and two male mages. Neither of which I can really use for dark elves without some major bending or lore. 20 sea guard, which I could use as Dark Spears, if I got rid of their bows and maybe did something with the embossed sea dragon logo on their shield. And 20 Swordmasters which I could  use as Executioners. Then there are 10 mounted reavers with bow and spear.  Plus I have 10 Mantic elf scouts which I could use either way. And a box of Dark Elf warriors that could be assembled with sword, spear or repeating crossbows.

Other figures laying around that I have are a bunch of Mage Knight... 22 I could use as Witch Elves, 6 women with sword and shield that look dark elfish. A couple of sorceress dressed like dark elves, and a few more dressed more like wood elves, and a part squad of archers with bows.

I really would like a Dark Elf army, but so much of what I have really works better for High Elves. With the whole bow instead of crossbow thing. And the mantic line of elves work better as high elves. They have a dark elf line, but it's much smaller and more expensive... I almost have enough right now to make a 2500 point High elf army. I am kind of thinking to make them first, then start working on Dark Elves later, when I can sink more money into it... Argh, I just keep going back and forth, and I don't want to start assembling and painting before I make a decision.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 14 Apr 2014, 09:43
Go High, then you start your DE when you can throw more cash at it. Mantic's DE line is fantastic and a money saver compared to workshop.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Neko_Ali on 14 Apr 2014, 10:04
Unfortunately Mantic really isn't the answer for Dark Elves... They only have a few items, and it's just metal parts added onto their existing elf line. Coming in at $25 for 10 instead of $35 for 10. And only for spearmen, crossbow men and the war machine. Some of their elf line is useful for DE though, as is. So there's that.

There are some other companies that make good models for DE as well, like Raging Heroes and Avatars of War. But they aren't any cheaper than GW's models. But they are still good for model variety and gorgeous sculpts.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 14 Apr 2014, 10:17
I will personally reccommend Raging Heroes. Their sculpts are incredible.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Neko_Ali on 14 Apr 2014, 10:43
And plus, their new kickstarter will have Dark Elves/Eldar in it...
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 14 Apr 2014, 11:00
someone actually makes Honorverse miniatures...
http://fencingfrog.blogspot.com/2014/04/dargent-space-navy.html

Yes but I'd have to pay for those....


and yes the new RH KS is gonna stomp balls, it has Sisters of Battle which means I'm going to be fucking BROKE when the time comes for it.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 16 Apr 2014, 16:38
Well fuck. Now I know why the Hell Talon is a hundred pounds sterling. This model's fucking HUGE! Definitely not keeping it as a show piece at this size. Going to sell it on ASAP.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: henri bemis on 16 Apr 2014, 20:48
Any recommendations for an affordable starter kit?  I've got pewters coming out of my butt, and I really want to paint them, but the paints and brushes at the comic shop are SO MANY that I don't know where to begin, or what to look for. 
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Neko_Ali on 16 Apr 2014, 21:10
To be honest, I use the Apple Barrel and Folk Art acrylic paints you can find at craft stores and wal-mart about 90% of the time anyway. I find the quality is just as good, and you get about five times the amount for about half to quarter of the price. I've taken to using Privateer Press's paints and inks when I can't find what I need in the craft paint section. I also get my paint brushes and other supplies from the craft store too. Just a set of multiple sizes natural bristle brushes does me fine. I've heard good things about the Army Painter brushes. But then I also have a friend who bought them and has trouble with the tips coming off the handle and having to be reglued. But then, I have the same problem with some of my brushes so there's that.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 16 Apr 2014, 21:15
If your local store carries my product the Quartermaster's paint set is 12 bottles and is a solid one shot purchase otherwise I'd just look for Vallejo, Reaper or Citadel paints. You'll want black, white, an off white, a silver (metallic), and a "gun metal" or dark metal (Citadel calls it "Leadbelcher), a wash of some kind (for this I recommend Citadel hands down) and then a mix of colors that'll depend more on what you're painting then anything else. For really getting started expect to pop by the store for a pot of paint or two every other week. Army painter is what I use and they make brush packs that'll set you on the right path. For spray primer... your mileage and local may very, but flat krylon works wonders for me.

Watching tutorial videos online can really help too, seeing what the pros use, that sorta thing.


Of course all this assumes you're brush painting and not going to airbrush.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Grognard on 17 Apr 2014, 07:12
GM: did you ever find out if there is gaming/hobby store in Lynchburg, VA?

I've turned up mention of a "Untamed Planets", but I think its a comic shop.

there was also a VAULT store, but it burned to the ground?
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 17 Apr 2014, 07:34
Unfortunately Groggy I don't think we have an account in that area. Doesn't mean there isn't a hobby store. Just not one that deals with us.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: henri bemis on 17 Apr 2014, 20:20
Awesome, thank you!  I've got a friend (also into gaming, so I can probably rope her into this project, or at least get her to let me borrow some supplies) who already has an extensive collection of paints and brushes, but I wasn't sure if acrylics would work (I'm assuming I'll need to thin them - any ratios to recommend, or should I just go with trial and error?).  Maybe I'll start there and see if I have any skill for it?  After I try it out a bit, I'll invest in some supplies of my own.  I got a free bottle with my last Reaper order, but there's not much I can do with one color.  That's what got me excited about it, though (so good job with marketing, yo).

(and yeah, I want to try brush painting, not airbrush.  I wouldn't even know where to start with that).
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Neko_Ali on 17 Apr 2014, 21:37
I recommend brush painting to start with. Less expensive start up option by far. :) Acrylics are definitely what you want for miniature painting. Enamels work for model kits, but they are terrible on miniatures (trust me, from experience). You will probably have to thin whatever acrylics you use. How much will depend on the paint you are using and what you are painting. It's trial and error to get a feel of it sort of thing.

One thing you can try is using a wet palatte. Get a shallow dish or container. Wet a paper towel thoroughly and put it in the container. Then place a piece of parchment paper (not wax paper) on the towel and let it soak through. Then you can put a little bit of the paint you are using on the paper and will keep it thinned down and keep it from drying out to quickly. Just add a little more water into the container as needed.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 17 Apr 2014, 22:24
I cannot endorse a wet palette enough. You can also get "thinning" results by painting with a wet brush and getting a VERY small amount of paint on. I hear two to one mentioned for a lot of painters, though I'll confess I paint some stuff right out of the pot. Black, white, red as an accent, METALLICS (don't think metallics please >.>;)
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Grognard on 18 Apr 2014, 06:30
I'll step outside of my usual BATTLETECH only box and recommend some minis for the DYSTOPIAN WARS series.
They're less expensive and with their high detail, extremely easy to paint and make them look great.

for instance: Cromwell Bombards. Resin minis with awesome detail. Dont even HAVE to primer them. (I did tho)
1. Krylon light grey primer
2. Dark Army Green base coat.
3. Lamp black covering to treads and exposed engine parts.
4. Gunmetal heavy coat on the main gun and workings., light brush on the treads, drive train and engines.
5. Medium Army Green dry brush of remaining green parts.
6. Medium Brown dry brush/smearing of lower hull and tracks.
7. Silver dry brush/highlight of main gun muzzle, machine guns: very sparingly.
8. final wash: either chaos black or sewer brown> coat evenly, try to avoid excess puddling.
LET DRY. preferably 24 hours.
9. Clear Coat. FLAT/Dull coat.

my results look alot like this, but without the brass or excessive shinyness.
(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn277/SV_Pilot/Dystopian%20Wars/Kingdom%20of%20Britannia/Cromwell-Bombard.jpg)
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 20 Apr 2014, 21:43
Back with more work! I know! I actually painted something! I'm shocked too!

Space Wolf with Thunderwolf (Thunderwolf alt from War Gamma, buy their stuff they're awesome!)

(click to show/hide)

Brief review on the War Gamme Thunderwolf: The models are gorgeous, incredible detail, takes paint very well, but assembly's a bear. Some serious flash clean up to be done and some of the detail work are locked in with molded blocks that can be very difficult to remove without damaging the detail they put into place. The teeth in particular are a rough patch for this. The provided legs work well but on my particular model didn't seem to "lock" into the saddle as tightly as I would have hoped.

Arcadian Color Sergeant

Yes this is the Con exclusive model. No it's not one of the resin ones.

This is how the model looked originally. Tap the spoilers to see how she looks now.

(http://www.beastsofwar.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Arcadian-Colour-Sgt.jpg)

(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Grognard on 21 Apr 2014, 08:46
:thumbsup:  SWWEEET!!!!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 22 Apr 2014, 16:31
So I did a little conversion work to give the big wolf rider above some friends to hang out with.

Wolf Guard 1: Chainsword and Bolt Pistol
Wolf Guard 2: Bolter and Chainsword
Wolf Guard 3: Frost Sword and Bolter
Wolf Guard 4: Frost Axe and Stormbolter
Wolf Lord: (Converted Ulric the Slayer) Plasma Pistol and Frost Sword
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 23 Apr 2014, 04:36
Thread relevent: http://mancave.cbslocal.com/2014/02/20/in-the-grim-darkness-of-the-far-future-there-is-awesome-war/

Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Grognard on 23 Apr 2014, 06:39
I successfully offloaded my thrift shop haul.
Paid: $13.50
Sold for final total: $160
most of that was store credit... but still.
$60 in cash, $40 store credit remaining, and $60 store credit used for Battletech stuff.

tis the best turn-around I've ever done.  Got to keep checking the thrift stores.  :D
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Neko_Ali on 23 Apr 2014, 07:23
Was that the Imperial Guard stuff you had, Grog? That's a pretty good turn around. :) I wish I could find wargaming stuff when I go to the  thrift store... if I'm lucky I might find some stuff to convert for scenery.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Grognard on 23 Apr 2014, 07:41
Yes. It was.  And I know the store will probably get $300 for it all, which is still $100 less than paying for brand new.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 23 Apr 2014, 19:38
This is for you all you new people. I only have three rules. Everybody fights, nobody quits.... and no one buys stupid over priced horseshit like this either:

http://tomschadleminiatures.blogspot.com/2014/04/games-workshop-has-recently-advertised.html
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Grognard on 24 Apr 2014, 06:20
Excellent article: friends don't let friends pay stupid prices.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 27 Apr 2014, 19:12
(https://scontent-a-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/t31.0-8/1498059_10152447244615815_3653990679172887058_o.jpg)

(https://scontent-a-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/t31.0-8/10293753_10152447244685815_5386500525008602213_o.jpg)

(https://scontent-b-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/t31.0-8/10007388_10152447244990815_5867852343251570220_o.jpg)

(https://scontent-b-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/t31.0-8/10321000_10152447244755815_6687249497777265901_o.jpg)

My favorite of the Wolf Guard

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/t31.0-8/10269182_10152447245190815_909920971589576905_o.jpg)

The only one dumb enough to roll without a helmet.

(https://scontent-b-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/t31.0-8/10293646_10152447245200815_2399459089740415185_o.jpg)

I touched the eyes and "nose" up a little after I took this. The distressed look is intention on the lower right side of the breast plate

(https://scontent-b-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/t31.0-8/10259243_10152447244920815_8699228872967124797_o.jpg)

The Lord and his Wolf Guard


So with that done, next up on the painting agenda is my female IG squad, then my SoB Exorcist conversion, followed by my Clanner Assault Star. After that, it's going to be a coin toss between 40k (Sisters of Battle models), Fantasy (HE Cav), and random project pieces (namely the D&D and the newly rebased Musashi's Duel)
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 29 Apr 2014, 12:46
I may or may not have just bought the Twilight Knight Pinup model from Kingdom Death. I will accept my shaming in the public stocks now.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Grognard on 30 Apr 2014, 06:03
so long as you're not painting with jizz, 'tis perfectly acceptable.  :D LoL :D
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 30 Apr 2014, 07:35
No... I like cheesecake, and I like an artistic challenge, but as many girlfriends as I have right now... I don't think I have an excuse to be that sad a bastard
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 11 May 2014, 20:49
Finished the rest of the Guardswomen, including the LT who's named for our own Ali.

(https://scontent-b-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/t31.0-8/10257609_10152479828565815_3650361625537520268_o.jpg)

(https://scontent-a-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/t31.0-8/883887_10152479828665815_2669576596905929550_o.jpg)

Lt's on the left.

The full squad:
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/t31.0-8/10257506_10152479828745815_1442026702856825397_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Grognard on 11 May 2014, 21:06
they look GREAT.

now there is this little thing called 'flocking' to take care of those bases...   :D
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Neko_Ali on 11 May 2014, 21:20
That's right! Don't mess with me! I have a chainsword! Rawr! (voted most likely to cut her own damn fool arm off...)
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 11 May 2014, 21:49
they look GREAT.

now there is this little thing called 'flocking' to take care of those bases...   :D

I never really messed with basing before.... >.>;
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Grognard on 12 May 2014, 07:06
I don't know what   >.>;  means... but that is ok.

I like to do simple basing: Elmers glue all, some Q tips or paperclip and some fine earth or sand.
I actually do my sand/gravel/greenery mix after I'm done with painting, but before the final DullCote.
I think it helps to provide a final dirty gritty-ness.

but I went and delved into the W40K boards and found this for you...
http://space-wolves-grey.blogspot.com/2009/12/how-to-flock-40k-models.html
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Neko_Ali on 12 May 2014, 07:29
it's an emoticon. Usually meaning a nervous sweatdrop/feeling guilty about something.

Basing is really as simple or complex as you want to make it. Even simple basing can help out. I usually paint the top of my bases at least an appropriate color, green or brown or whatever have you to match the ground you are simulating. If you want to go the easiest round, you can find ready made flocking in any hobby/train/miniature store. It comes in all kinds of colors and textures. Spread some white glue on the base with an old brush or paper clip, dip the base in a container of flocking material and swish it around to cover everything. Turn it over and tap to shake off any excess flock. Clean off any  stuck to places you don't want it to be. It tends to love static cling. Let it dry overnight or a day, then spray it with your clear topcoat to help seal it in place. It looks okay, better than a bare base and can help tie together an army.

You can get more complex as you like with basing... Using various sizes and grits of sand, ballast and gravel glued down then painted or not for more texture. Either by itself or as a base before you add flocking on top for a more varied terrain. You can use chunks of cork broken up, cut up parts of sprue, green stuff, any assorted junk you have lying around to make more interesting bases. Really, the sky is the limit.

I tend to keep things very basic for rank and file models. Not much more than the glue and dip technique I described first. It's quick and easy, a minute or two per model to make them look nicer. And for tournament play where they judge painting having your army based counts into the score. For skirmish games and character models I go more complex. My Dark Age force is built on a bunch of post-apocalyptic looking ruins. A combination of resin base insert and hand made bases for a coherent look. Since I field 6-12 models per game, I wanted them to look the best. Commisar Yarick is on some cork based rocks decorated filled in with gravel and sand to make it look like he climbed up on an outcropping to get a better look at the battlefield. Things like that can really add character to the model.

You can check out this guy here: http://www.eonsofbattle.com/ for a lot of good tutorials on basing techniques. It's really pretty simple stuff and quick videos. But it's amazing what a little work can do.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Grognard on 12 May 2014, 16:46
I'll agree with Neko absolutely on this topic.  Basing can really add character to a mini.

here is my early work:
spoilered to save space...
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Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 13 May 2014, 17:14
That feel when you get new toy soldiers and bitz you need to use the model are missing
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Grognard on 13 May 2014, 20:13
:(  ouch.  sorry man  :(  frustrating, I know.

my problem is I get OLD toy soldiers, and nobody makes the bitz for them anymore.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 14 May 2014, 11:42
On the plus side, KD is fixing this fast, quick and in a hurry, and I got a big pile of Dust Tactics stuff for near free. The new starter set, a Pioneer platoon, one of the power armor heroes (Feldwebel Lara Walter) and a second Laser Grenadier platoon which SERIOUSLY ups my anti-armor firepower.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Grognard on 14 May 2014, 13:00
gah. customer service... I wish.
all I want is Jump Boosters for Phoenix Hawks of the Unseen variety.
can't hardly find 'em at all, despite pestering and begging the shit outta the community.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 18 May 2014, 01:11
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=151305654943

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=151305650954

I got shit on ebay. Buy it.


Also working my way through the KD mini. She's going slowly but surely. The best looking mini I have ever put together without fail.

I even made a custom transport case for her >.>;
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 18 May 2014, 19:31
(https://scontent-b-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/t31.0-8/10264106_10152495267035815_5493281617926921624_o.jpg)

(https://scontent-b-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/t31.0-8/10295521_10152495267075815_3036707980645370961_o.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/t31.0-8/1614199_10152495267010815_4717657264265301679_o.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/t31.0-8/10379494_10152495267155815_3807949942442534020_o.jpg)

Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Grognard on 18 May 2014, 19:41
very, very nice!
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 29 May 2014, 10:14
http://dreamforge-games.blogspot.com/2014/05/stormtroopers-gone-wild.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+DreamForge-Games+%28DreamForge-Games%29&utm_content=FaceBook

Zinger!
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 06 Jun 2014, 14:56
Did my final staff order with my company today.

It may or may not have been over $600 retail value.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Grognard on 06 Jun 2014, 19:50
Are you still coming to Historicon?
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 06 Jun 2014, 20:33
Maybe. Gonna depend on my company. I gotta sit down with my boss sometime next week. I probably will be there in some official capacity though.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Grognard on 06 Jun 2014, 20:45
I'll buy the first round!
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 06 Jun 2014, 21:09
Kill! And as a bonus since I won't have any where to be after. I think I'm gonna go up to D.C., do the National Museum of the Marine Corps and shit.

...and Arlington.

Always Arlington.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Grognard on 07 Jun 2014, 21:12
the NMMC alone is worth the trip.
but I'm baised.
they're one of my clients.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 07 Jun 2014, 22:24
I gotta visit SSgt Reckless at the NMMC, I helped get her statue built.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 09 Jun 2014, 12:14
Woo! So glad I didn't buy an British Stuarts with my staff order. I have a couple British tank commander models so they're easy enough to convert. I was considering grabbing four for my British Grenadier Guard and decided to hold off for now, get my M10s and my Anti Air before anything else, but low and behold I got handed a free box of U.S. Stuarts today.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Grognard on 09 Jun 2014, 16:54
Eghads!!

now they're just THROWING free stuff at you?

I simply MUST come work for the company....

salary of $75k + commission + bonuses, right?
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 09 Jun 2014, 17:07
I got all my copies of our board games for free. and hahahah. Hah. No commission, being salaried is nice for a sales gig though. No word if they want me for Historicon or not Groggy, but assuming I'm free that weekend and don't have to get the truck loaded I'll probably drive down on my own.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Grognard on 14 Jun 2014, 21:30
I've spoken to the Director, NMMC: she is looking forward to your feedback after your visit.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 15 Jun 2014, 02:11
Heh. It's just going home for me Groggy. So I've confirmed it with my friends, I'll be down Friday to hang for the con, and then we're doing D.C. Saturday.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Grognard on 15 Jun 2014, 20:58
but Saturday is Numero Uno Maximisto Day for 'Con ???

I'll be there Thursday evening after work, intend to take all day Friday off for it,
of course Saturday,And I'll be there for Sunday too.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 18 Jun 2014, 12:37
So I contacted the Raging Heroes KS team because I'd already confirmed my pledge but I decided I didn't want Ludmilla over Nepharya once their renders came out.

This leaves my final list as thus... assuming I can get "fixed".

Commander Elektra
One Shot Blondie
Karmina Noxx
Volga Potemkine
Snipers
Nepharya (Necro Priestess)
General Ilsa Wolfenstein
Werewolves (Zagrath and Vankaree)
10 girl KST Heavy squad

So I emailed in and Ana had me sorted out inside of forty minutes. "Oh sure! I'll manually remove Ludmilla and add the resin Nepharya you wanted, and then I'll send you an invoice for $10"  extremely fast, very polite, wonderful experience in a KS for me.

On a far more positive note. Elektra looks freaking awesome with her piss cutter.... errr garrison cap. I like it a lot better then her barracks cover. I might however steal that head and stick it on one of my Heavy Trooper girls so the Starshina sticks out even more.

(http://i918.photobucket.com/albums/ad27/Raging-Heroes/TGG/ElektraFIG_zps563f167e.jpg)

So this head on a heavy trooper's body. Cocky, pissed off, senior NCO. "Fuck you I'm wearing my nice hat today bitch."

(http://i918.photobucket.com/albums/ad27/Raging-Heroes/TGG/Elektra-ALT1-FIG_zps6c2d37d8.jpg)

And then the glorious Commander looking as such. I wish we could get piss cutters looking this good IRL >.>;

All these weapons options have me really excited too. I'm already trying to figure out some kind of skirmish game or even RPG I can start using my squadette for.

(http://i918.photobucket.com/albums/ad27/Raging-Heroes/TGG/KST-WEAPONS-CG_zpsd10f25a1.jpg)


Also going to post this, just because it's gorgeous.
(http://i918.photobucket.com/albums/ad27/Raging-Heroes/TGG/Nepharya-FIG_zpsf799d2ef.jpg)
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Neko_Ali on 18 Jun 2014, 13:47
Yup. So buying these when they go into general sale. And investing in their Not Sisters of Battle and Not Dark Eldar/Elves lines when that kickstarter happens.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Grognard on 18 Jun 2014, 19:50
? oddly, I prefer the round barracks cap over the pisscutter by a considerable margin. ?
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 18 Jun 2014, 20:31
Not odd at all, for my personal wear unless I'm in a flight suit I don't wear the piss cutter, the barracks cap is far sexier. I just happen to think the model above looks way more bad ass with her piss cutter on.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 20 Jun 2014, 13:31
http://grantland.com/features/diplomacy-the-board-game-of-the-alpha-nerds/

Old school wargaming

(https://scontent-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/t1.0-9/10484991_664460376965444_5799836535801722556_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 06 Jul 2014, 08:30
(https://scontent-a-sjc.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/t1.0-9/10458472_10204251721076048_8360762967449556826_n.jpg)

[Neckbearding Intensifies]
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Neko_Ali on 06 Jul 2014, 09:53
(https://i.imgflip.com/7rf5z.jpg)
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 06 Jul 2014, 11:53
My wallet!
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Grognard on 08 Jul 2014, 20:28
ha. I don't deal in W40K unless I can make $$ off a sale.

now a "museum-scale" ZEUS at N scale...
(http://www.coolminiornot.com/pics/pics7/img417b0f2d668b3.jpg)

!!! GIMMEE !!!
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 12 Jul 2014, 08:14
(https://scontent-a-sjc.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/t1.0-9/10458472_10204251721076048_8360762967449556826_n.jpg)

[Neckbearding Intensifies]

Only $150!

Quote
The Space Wolves Force includes: Krom Dragongaze, 1 Space Wolf Pack of 10 miniatures and 5 Wolf Guard Terminators.

The Ork Force includes: Grukk Face-rippa, 5 Ork Nobz, 3 Killa Kans and 10 Gretchin with a Runtherd.

The 32 page Stormclaw Campaign Supplement contains three missions that use the miniatures in the box and details the bloody confrontation between Grukk and Krom as they clash on the Blistered Isle. There are also Datasheets for every unit in the box including Grukk and Krom, plus two new Formations.

The boxed set also includes a handy small-format paperback edition of Warhammer 40,000: The Rules.

Not bad at all... especially given I already HAVE orkz... and a few Wolves.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Grognard on 17 Jul 2014, 17:30
HISTORICON starts TODAY.
I will be onsite.
I will TRY to use the tapatalk app.
but I know what GM looks like.

:D
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 17 Jul 2014, 20:24
Shit, I'm not gonna make it Groggy, my company didn't ask me to come help so I'm up North. I didn't want to mention anything cause if the whole job situation...
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Grognard on 18 Jul 2014, 10:11
Well darn was looking forward to it best of luck on that one I'm enjoying myself at historicon anyway


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 18 Jul 2014, 13:24
Enjoy bud, I have a car to finish packing
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Orkboy on 31 Jul 2014, 19:11
I used to play 40k.  I was more into customizing than painting or playing, though.

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Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Grognard on 31 Jul 2014, 21:16
HIGHLY creative work.  I like!!
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 31 Jul 2014, 21:22
A born Ork player if ever there was one!
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Orkboy on 31 Jul 2014, 22:55
For the longest time, ork models were crap, so ork players had to get very creative.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Castlerook on 01 Aug 2014, 20:42
To be honest, in the early to mid 90s, every mini was crap, with a few exceptions.
It was only when Brian Nelson was hired did we start seeing the modern style of Ork. And Gorkamorka certainly did help raise the Ork profile for a time.
You know, if GW had any brains, they'd release that game in time for Mad Max Fury Road next year, considering how much influence the original films had on the game.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Orkboy on 01 Aug 2014, 23:14
Yes, but other armies got model releases periodically (i.e. special events).  Orks were one of the last to be updated for 4th edition, and the stuff prior to that was really bad.  Have you seen the old trukk models?
(click to show/hide)

For scale, the crew guys are slightly smaller than a guardsman.  Not even scale-consistent with other ork models.  Why do you think we looted everything?
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Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Neko_Ali on 02 Aug 2014, 07:11
That is the beautiful thing about Orks though. You can just let your imagination go wild, make it look sloppy and ramshackle and it makes great ork stuff.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Castlerook on 02 Aug 2014, 07:28
Yes, but other armies got model releases periodically (i.e. special events).  Orks were one of the last to be updated for 4th edition, and the stuff prior to that was really bad.  Have you seen the old trukk models?
Son, I don't need to see the old trukks, I had nearly half a dozen of them. They were released for Gorkamorka, with two of them being in the boxed set.
Anyway, the whole idea of them was that you built them up and make them look more ramshackle, and take a couple of Boyz and convert them into drivers and gunners.
And to be fair, Orks got far more updates more often that the Dark Eldar or Necrons did. The memetic lack of updates for the Dark Eldar became so bad that GW made a reference to it in the 40k rulebook.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 02 Aug 2014, 14:16
Speaking of Conversions, I've been working on a minor ML conversion, because GW will NEVER give me enough ML bitz to do things up properly...

(click to show/hide)
Obviously I took a lot of inspiration out of the Halo rocket launcher. I think it looks pretty solid as far as twin tube, mag fed ML goes. Thoughts guys?
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 02 Aug 2014, 16:39
The rest of the Long Fang squad:
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xaf1/v/t1.0-9/10557201_10152673490475815_3298047212533188026_n.jpg?oh=d8d1142e144fdcf2b121001550005042&oe=54384FF2&__gda__=1414070598_3b8f0b7993e47666d46e322f16884626)

In deference to Space Wolves custom, and in defiance of my own personal taste, I even have some guys running around without helmets!

The second major conversion
(click to show/hide)

Slightly different then his buddy, but it isn't bothering me at all, and if pushed they're master crafted MLs made by two different Iron Priests working off of similar designs.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Orkboy on 02 Aug 2014, 17:33
Yes, but other armies got model releases periodically (i.e. special events).  Orks were one of the last to be updated for 4th edition, and the stuff prior to that was really bad.  Have you seen the old trukk models?
Son, I don't need to see the old trukks, I had nearly half a dozen of them. They were released for Gorkamorka, with two of them being in the boxed set.
Anyway, the whole idea of them was that you built them up and make them look more ramshackle, and take a couple of Boyz and convert them into drivers and gunners.
And to be fair, Orks got far more updates more often that the Dark Eldar or Necrons did. The memetic lack of updates for the Dark Eldar became so bad that GW made a reference to it in the 40k rulebook.

Fair point.  Though, 3rd ed plastic necrons looked pretty cool to start with.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 04 Aug 2014, 14:34
3rd Ed Crons also barely had any models. Let's be real here.

Trying to decide what minis I want to enter into the model show at NDK... I have some excellent ones already finished I can show off... or I can do something stupid and try and get my diorama of Miyamoto Musashi's duel with Sasaki Kojiro done before the show... (translation: I am doing that)

 Probably going to bring the female Imperial Guard unit too... that way I have a single fig, a diorama and a unit, but I need to confirm I can make three entries. Maybe that griffon rider too... but I'm less confident in him in general and I don't want to over do it.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 05 Aug 2014, 23:58
Okay, feedback time folks, lemme have it:

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfp1/t31.0-8/10575185_10152681468055815_4982809584311876592_o.jpg)
(https://scontent-b-pao.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/t31.0-8/10547790_10152681468070815_5558246123744934384_o.jpg)
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/t31.0-8/10462402_10152681467775815_7432578858491432233_o.jpg)
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/t31.0-8/10333531_10152681468060815_4104642712604920507_o.jpg)
(https://scontent-b-pao.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/t31.0-8/10546967_10152681468030815_2879520693152429878_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 25 Aug 2014, 21:20

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/v/t34.0-12/10613081_10152731458040815_8761335232001264498_n.jpg?oh=a6ad2759e95cc1be576cde55b0cc78aa&oe=53FDDD74&__gda__=1409171675_a086b14310eb65e0f5b1bc454ce9d6c9)
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/v/t34.0-12/10352327_10152731457970815_7378002716286496062_n.jpg?oh=75453d2908c461fd7c95bace6d0665eb&oe=53FE41BE&__gda__=1409143569_596c6005b07ae83a6f4da1d8d762f3c3)

New model I just finished putting together. Her backstory is she was born to a noble mage family, and eventually got sick of being locked in a literal ivory tower and pulled a Hua Mulan, disguising herself in the armor and tunic of a Sea Soldier, taking great pains to conceal her spell book and hide her family sword, the spell blade Arashi no Kaze (Storm Wind). During a border skirmish the nobles leading the force of sea soldiers and elite Elven cavalry are killed by a brutal form of dark magic, and as the start of a blizzard swirls around the clashing army, she casts aside her helm, and lifts Arashi no Kaze to signal a charge, even as she bows her head, her spell book manifesting itself as she begins to call her magic to her to strike back at the enemy sorcerer...
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 01 Sep 2014, 15:22
I am selling a big pile of orkz.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/151399472495?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

You should totally buy them
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Grognard on 01 Sep 2014, 18:25
thanks for the offer.

I'll point it out to guys who do W40K.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Castlerook on 01 Sep 2014, 18:29
Finally getting started on my Deadzone Rebs, hopefully have some pictures up of progress tomorrow.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 01 Sep 2014, 22:05
Pulled down the ebay listing, going to try bartertown first, if you're interested or have a friend who is, PM me.

A brief guide to making a tactical weapon.

Step 1: Don't do this. To anything.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/997062_1474740036127556_8728669393445921968_n.jpg?oh=e1e72c752fe9f176acb01303030ed903&oe=5464230F&__gda__=1417325774_7e8eaba7dfb4f5c09a228a55faa717c9)
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Neko_Ali on 02 Sep 2014, 07:57
hmmm. Needs more dakka.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 02 Sep 2014, 12:38
Ooops. Wrong thread. XD
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Orkboy on 02 Sep 2014, 17:31
I agree, needs more dakka.  Possibly some kind of rocket on top with an angry face painted on.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Nikolai on 02 Sep 2014, 18:04
Pretty sure that was just for the lolz. Like the time I mounted a Leupold and an ACOG on an M320. 
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Grognard on 02 Sep 2014, 18:17
here ya go...

(http://www.nitevis.com/images/ANPVS-4_Mounted_03.jpg)
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 08 Sep 2014, 23:21
 


Things that make me an Alpha nerd.
1. Knowing who Oda Nobunaga (aka The Sixth Demon Lord of Hell) is.
2. Being a fan of him and his tactics. (Holy shit, a samurai during the Sengoku era who not only didn't think tanegashima (early Japanese matchlock rifles) were dishonorable, but employed them to incredible effect)
3. Finding a 25/28mm scale set of water slide transfers with the Oda clan seal.
4. Applying them to my DE army. (At least what I can recover of that army after the "blender style shipping" incident)
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Grognard on 09 Sep 2014, 05:02
I remember this game...
(http://www.joosworks.com/games/images/Nobunaga%20Ambition.jpg)

Nobunaga's Ambition; a game so hard, that after I beat it once, I couldn't bring myself to play it again.

but yeah: I can see Dark Elves being samurai...
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Orkboy on 09 Sep 2014, 05:04
Uh, aren't dark eldar the sexy-murder-debauchery eldar?  Not really very samurai-ish, unless I've been greatly misinformed about samurai codes of conduct. 
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 09 Sep 2014, 06:10
DE being Dark Elves in this case, and still very very grimdark murder murder fun times. The army isn't Samurai themed, I'm just borrowing the Oda clan's crest.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 14 Sep 2014, 09:55
Got my painting competition results!
1st place - Creature category
2nd place - Single figure category
2nd place - Painted minis (general) category
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Akima on 14 Sep 2014, 16:04
That sounds... Good? Congratulations!
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 14 Sep 2014, 17:26
I'd say it's okay for my first contest.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Grognard on 14 Sep 2014, 21:00
congrats! ...you self-deprecating goofball.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 14 Sep 2014, 21:28
BRB trying to cut wrists with paint brushes over how bad I suck. Kali!

Good news:
Got all the parts I need to fix my stuff up properly and the big pile of 40 Dark Elf Corsairs I ordered. They're well painted enough I'm just changing the skin, a little highlighting and some of the metallics. So that drops my "models to paint" count for the DE by around half.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Grognard on 14 Sep 2014, 21:43
BRB trying to cut wrists with paint brushes over how bad I suck. Kali!

I think I read of KALI in a Pratchett novel once?
a crippled swordsman who believes himself to the Last of his Clan
&
the warrior Wizard who became Prime Wizard for multiple points of the compass?

 :? long, long time ago.  :?
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 15 Sep 2014, 00:45
A death goddess actually. I picked up her name as a battle cry in some Eskrima lessons.

So apparently I get certificates. Printed on nice paper and everything! My friends picked them up for me since I left the con a day early. I think I'm going to get a frame for them and I'll put them by my painting table with the note "See? You aren't complete shit after all!"
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Active Madness on 15 Sep 2014, 04:44
I've been trying to get back into mini painting as a way of quittin smoking. I'm really out of practice, but I painted up this Malifaux figure a few months ago:

(click to show/hide)

And I found this in a toolbox when I was looking for some paints (which turned out to be crusted up yuckness after years of disuse):
(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Dragonsreach on 01 Oct 2014, 05:50
Does any one else paint miniatures like Warhammer 40k?

Oh yes!
Did some Sisters of Battle , then some of the First Chaos Warriors for White Dwarf.
Then got my Dwarf Lord in the Painted section of the old Dwarf Army Book using a Non-Metal Metallic technique.

Still painting.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Grognard on 29 Oct 2014, 21:43
my ROBOTECH Kickstarter began arriving today...

(http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n219/steve_ronin/Battletech%20Stuff/F904BBF9-9694-4D93-A806-89C68851AF81_zps7jooqc3i.jpg) (http://s113.photobucket.com/user/steve_ronin/media/Battletech%20Stuff/F904BBF9-9694-4D93-A806-89C68851AF81_zps7jooqc3i.jpg.html)

yes, I know they ain't painted, but it's a start....

(http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n219/steve_ronin/Battletech%20Stuff/50A3C9E9-F0CE-4DD7-99EB-6C1A90C85ED1_zpswctuflmq.jpg) (http://s113.photobucket.com/user/steve_ronin/media/Battletech%20Stuff/50A3C9E9-F0CE-4DD7-99EB-6C1A90C85ED1_zpswctuflmq.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 29 Oct 2014, 23:07
Awww yeah! Heheh and some of the sculpts that got FAFSA in trouble :3
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: GarandMarine on 05 Nov 2014, 05:13
http://www.belloflostsouls.net/2014/11/40k-3d-printed-army-arrives.html

Oooooh~
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Orkboy on 06 Nov 2014, 13:07
Those models do look a bit crap, though I'd imagine in another 5-10 years, 3D printers will be a lot better.  Right now, they have that kind of fat roll thing going on, with the horizontal bulges from the printing process.  The marines' legs really show it.  I'm impressed as fk that 3D printers can manage anything as bits-intensive as the rhino, though. 
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Caleb on 11 Mar 2015, 07:53
I sculpted an owlbear hatching.

I used Kneadatite green stuff epoxy.  First attempt with this medium.  I should have made a mold frame somehow.

(http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u330/Dreamcastguy/IMG_3192.jpg) (http://s516.photobucket.com/user/Dreamcastguy/media/IMG_3192.jpg.html)

(http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u330/Dreamcastguy/IMG_3200.jpg) (http://s516.photobucket.com/user/Dreamcastguy/media/IMG_3200.jpg.html)

My gnome Barbarian and his Owlbear friend.  The Dream Team.

(http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u330/Dreamcastguy/20150301_211608.jpg) (http://s516.photobucket.com/user/Dreamcastguy/media/20150301_211608.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Grognard on 12 Mar 2015, 19:17
vera, verah cool!
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: ZoeB on 30 Mar 2015, 01:51
These models are in 1/144 scale, and the colour schemes and markings as historically accurate as I can make them.

For example - from this photo:

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/11045408_10204913855019567_4900080420675391179_n.jpg?oh=2b74e78f727c06bb6dad2453efaa2c07&oe=55A2760F&__gda__=1436809584_59eb6ad4cd6f9e5b91533b07a46b1936)

In more detail, and coloured, from a variety of sources (like that photo)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/11081064_10204913855059568_3133714722831309375_n.jpg?oh=c5b581169d9266f36651a9dc2044fa6e&oe=55AD1153&__gda__=1436488236_c2ea7370fced14e87da7b46596ad6230)

And the original 3D printed model in nylon...

(http://images2.sw-cdn.net/model/picture/625x465_566300_5775135_1408744608.jpg)

My interpretation -  dimensions of model
IN: 2.013 w x 1.998 d x 0.773 h
CM: 5.112 w x 5.074 d x 1.964 h


(https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xaf1/v/t1.0-9/396231_2915298674980_1032665867_n.jpg?oh=cc42c93ac6a9fad8956f0a46fe58ebb2&oe=55A100EC&__gda__=1436809867_f8237e5e417a26b0a432bbd66665efb6)

Some more

(https://scontent-nrt.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfa1/v/t1.0-9/408605_2661621373206_552761808_n.jpg?oh=ea1435d7f55f7e63a38abf53a6391e7d&oe=55A06327)

To gauge size - an Australian 20c piece is about the same size as a US quarter.

(https://scontent-nrt.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xaf1/v/t1.0-9/264068_2045760977081_313353_n.jpg?oh=48048eef0dd72f5f1ef7b6028f5e68d0&oe=55BAE22D)

Turkish planes from 1918

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/1525611_10202381655516162_1988339460_n.jpg?oh=e884bca62aef2393dc4683d7b6802f26&oe=55A39B1C&__gda__=1438454467_274d2ee5b92fc666e29d93adf0fa4032)

Aircraft of various factions in the Russian Civil War - Don Cossacks, West Ukrainians, East Ukrainians, Reds, Whites, Freikorps, Knights of Malta, Lithuanians, Poles...

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/10153711_10202467454781090_1429292825_n.jpg?oh=ffb6a31055e86df59ab80402f277d7ce&oe=5575459F&__gda__=1438330751_b2d19a8190d8c6688f4d667923115f24)

Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Active Madness on 30 Mar 2015, 23:52
Got any Camels?
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Akima on 31 Mar 2015, 01:22
These models are in 1/144 scale, and the colour schemes and markings as historically accurate as I can make them.
Did you paint the camouflage "squiggles" on the upper surfaces of the Albatross (?) by hand? They're amazingly regular.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: ZoeB on 31 Mar 2015, 19:33
Got any Camels?

If you look carefully... there's a Georgian Camel in the RCW photo.

(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c339/fabe27/SopwithCamel.jpg)
(http://www.conflicts.rem33.com/images/Georgia/Soviet_Georgian_War21_E2_files/image026.jpg)

PC10 is a muddy kharki-green, not the bright green of the drawing.

I have a few others too - and am shortly getting this one :

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/11083602_10205532890595232_5306038820727292400_n.jpg?oh=3f122642aeb161e35a0fbe1bd7dc6781&oe=55B41C7C&__gda__=1437166083_221056608656532b658b4f7c5769b16c)

They're for this game:


One for the whole family - this is a game I ran at CANCON this year.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/10952871_10204469359547458_6347410093432618610_n.jpg?oh=a56bf10bf21d585833da489e6aee3e0a&oe=55AC6181&__gda__=1438477822_16b8b76b8886c224ea4a58a999b5b97b)
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Grognard on 01 Apr 2015, 17:15
I've played that game before with the Son&Heir at Historicon...
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: ZoeB on 01 Apr 2015, 20:19
Did you paint the camouflage "squiggles" on the upper surfaces of the Albatross (?) by hand? They're amazingly regular.
The original is silkscreen printed cloth - so I researched the pattern and colours, and made one spiral using Paint. Then repeated by cut and paste. Then used a colour printer and decal paper. Getting the discontinuities between 64-66" wide strips was tricky.

(https://scontent-nrt.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtp1/v/t1.0-9/11061205_10204930264029782_2770058684470275131_n.jpg?oh=c9288abeb81852f9e2cf5c50b85052d7&oe=55B3CBE5)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/11033811_10204930267509869_9192536629911638601_n.jpg?oh=1283b17909a8c56f239582a28c0ff89f&oe=55B19350&__gda__=1436417333_c4bc8f64c167068bfa12f9b9d89f7beb)

The result -

(https://scontent-nrt.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/v/t1.0-9/11113350_10204930221628722_6884659196636225627_n.jpg?oh=7fddd072db8c6355703a150e5cb6bf6a&oe=55AC0C09)

These hand-crafted aircraft models aren't large.

The hand that crafted them.

(https://scontent-nrt.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/11113171_10204930217428617_2292496991572917023_n.jpg?oh=037de4ebe27f300345fba7294fea1400&oe=55BDDAAB)

Linke-Crawford and his hexagonal-scheme Aviatik Berg D.I

(http://www.aresgames.eu/wp/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/700xAviatik_Crawford_Linke.jpg)

While all the rest of his Flik (squadron) used black backgrounds for the lettering, he apparently (at least sometimes) used red on one of his aircraft. Hence the option on the decal for black or red background, black or red filling. Interpreting colours from orthochrome film is something of an art. This one's usually thought to be black background, red filling.

(http://www.aviastar.org/pictures/austria/aviatik_d-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Active Madness on 05 Apr 2015, 04:53
That sounds quite nifty - is it a game that needs much of an investment to get enough stuff to play a game with?
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: ZoeB on 07 Apr 2015, 04:56
That sounds quite nifty - is it a game that needs much of an investment to get enough stuff to play a game with?

The Kickstarter that gave the complete rules and 4 aircraft for $49 USD has just ended.
However, you can get the rules for $25 USD and each aircraft costs about $10-$15 USD - that's for the ones already painted, like these:

(http://www.crittohit.com/images/resize/w/730/imagestore/articles/2771/wings-of-glory-ww1-airplane-packs.jpg)

So no, $90 would be more than enough. Careful though, it's addictive.

Some start with just the basic rules - no bombing, balloon busting, AA etc - and 2 aircraft. Those packs cost about $22

(http://cdn.miniaturemarket.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/a/g/agswgf001b.jpg)(http://cdn.miniaturemarket.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/a/g/agswgf001a.jpg)

Real afficionados have the pre-painted ones - all 60 or so of them - but want more, so get 3D Nylon models like this

(https://images1.sw-cdn.net/model/picture/625x465_354346_5460352_1408677006.jpg)

Paint a decal them themselves.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: ZoeB on 19 May 2015, 02:14
Many people know about the "Red Baron", Freiherr Manfred Von Richthofen, and his all-red Fokker Dr.I triplane, Well, triplanes. And a few that weren't aall-red. And some Albatrosses that were.

Anyway... few know that he apparently got the idea from Jean Navarre, "the Sentinel of Verdun" who had a red Nieuport 11 (and at least 2 Nieuport 16s...) a year earlier.

(https://external-nrt.xx.fbcdn.net/safe_image.php?d=AQAun6jrvqBPRdIK&w=435&h=341&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.donhollway.com%2Fjeannavarre%2Fimages%2Fjean-navarre-nieuport-11-n872-a.jpg&l)

Anyway, here's my interpretation of the Nieuport 11 "Bebe" N 872. It's the size of a butterfly, sitting on the back of my hand.

(https://scontent-nrt.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xat1/v/t1.0-9/11295703_10205238442694056_4015346722132970138_n.jpg?oh=2eee77bbf649f7f81df48bd5ab5b8dfa&oe=5602A9D8)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xat1/t31.0-8/p180x540/11312573_10205238472254795_8200816051369637092_o.jpg)

A rather larger contemporary, also first flown in 1915 and entering service in January 1916 - on the Eastern Front intially, though it later transferred to the West and was used to bomb London in the first "Battle of Britain" in 1917-1918, was the Zeppelin Staaken R.IV. serial R.12/15.

(http://www.aviastar.org/pictures/germany/zeppelin_r-4.jpg)

(https://scontent-nrt.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/v/t1.0-9/11150790_10205238544096591_7927958372892324742_n.jpg?oh=e1bace0159b8ff11432d80d7c74ae5f6&oe=55D149DF)

Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Akima on 19 May 2015, 15:32
The large biplane looks like something straight out of a steampunk comic! I know steampunk is normally all about the airships, but Klaus Wulfenbach (http://girlgenius.wikia.com/wiki/Baron_Klaus_Wulfenbach) would love that.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: ZoeB on 19 May 2015, 22:12
The large biplane looks like something straight out of a steampunk comic! I know steampunk is normally all about the airships, but Klaus Wulfenbach (http://girlgenius.wikia.com/wiki/Baron_Klaus_Wulfenbach) would love that.
My thoughts exactly.

We have airships too of course...

(http://www.wingsofwar.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=72828&d=1359371952)

The poster is an original, by the way. Got it at a garage sale twenty years ago for $5. Last price at auction for one not in as good condition was USD $1700.

(http://lot-images.atgmedia.com/SR/1574/2914951/29-20149231221_original.jpg)
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Akima on 20 May 2015, 03:26
I'm assuming that the zeppelin and the biplanes to the same scale? Attacking a zeppelin in a fighter of the period must have felt like taking a run at the Death Star.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: ZoeB on 20 May 2015, 20:35
I'm assuming that the zeppelin and the biplanes to the same scale? Attacking a zeppelin in a fighter of the period must have felt like taking a run at the Death Star.

Yes they are, and by all accounts, yes it did.

Early on, when there were no anti-aircraft guns to speak of, they raided from low altitude too. Less than twice their length. It was terrifying to the civilian populace.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: ZoeB on 26 May 2015, 22:59
Latest - another Nieuport 11C, this one Belgian.

Start with this very rare Orthochrome picture from mid 1916. Reds and Browns appear dark, blues and greens, light with this film type.

(http://www.belgian-wings.be/images/Milpics/WW1_&_precursers/nieuport11.jpg)

Then this Lumiere Atochrome picture of the same colour scheme - "Nieuport Autumn Leaf" - on a French N11. I think the green should have more blue in though. Atochrome sometimes gets one of the RGB values over or under, and all colours look a little washed out, as if hand coloured.

(http://i845.photobucket.com/albums/ab15/PaulLubliner/NIEUPORT940SEND-1.jpg)

And.... my interpretation of the original. Not flawless, but pretty close.

(https://scontent-nrt1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpt1/v/t1.0-9/10268417_10205291172012256_4215087560059722351_n.jpg?oh=9a7b206e9044c20adba8555b62678e7e&oe=55C3FE17)
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: ZoeB on 30 May 2015, 04:26
Turkish Rumpler C.I

(http://www.tayyareci.com/digerucaklar/turkiye/ww1/RumplerC1yeni.jpg)

(https://scontent-nrt1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfa1/v/t1.0-9/11351190_10205355879709908_8879732910333479470_n.jpg?oh=832a73661b38364cf0deb8480b3c993e&oe=55F6B142)


Wanted to get this one done before the end of the month.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: ZoeB on 16 Jul 2015, 04:13
And now for something completely different....

15mm Herodotus Blemmyes.

(https://scontent-nrt1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/11012789_10205647192472545_7128988927359400651_n.jpg?oh=56ac9f221bcddf622d9390ef0bf04483&oe=564CFBC7)

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/70/Blemmyes.jpg)
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Caleb on 05 Sep 2015, 09:11
I knew Ultima didn't come up with the idea for Headless.

Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Caleb on 05 Sep 2015, 09:14
Prepare yourself for the most diabolic custom mini YET!

The Dreaded....

(http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u330/Dreamcastguy/IMG_3638.jpg) (http://s516.photobucket.com/user/Dreamcastguy/media/IMG_3638.jpg.html)

Bucket Mimic!

(http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u330/Dreamcastguy/IMG_3634.jpg) (http://s516.photobucket.com/user/Dreamcastguy/media/IMG_3634.jpg.html)

What appears to be a harmless bucket is IN FACT a hungry smallish monster!

(http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u330/Dreamcastguy/IMG_3636.jpg) (http://s516.photobucket.com/user/Dreamcastguy/media/IMG_3636.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: ZoeB on 21 Sep 2015, 01:37
De Bellis Antiquitatis 3.0 15mm Scythian Army. The Legendary version (Centaurs)

(https://scontent.fmel1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtp1/v/t1.0-9/12047206_10206106371711739_6173359968801547115_n.jpg?oh=136854facdbee44e902b788d11dfa2b9&oe=566410C9)

Figurines by Splintered Light Minis
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: ZoeB on 12 Nov 2015, 04:37
(https://scontent.fmel1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtl1/v/t1.0-9/12242997_10206372123995380_9050312488017539500_n.jpg?oh=b7b248c11884107eef9aa7c027e3f798&oe=56EE15B4)


B-29A "Untouchable" 224506 of the 768th Bombardment Squadron, 462nd BG "The Hellbirds", Piaradoba, India, 1944. Motto "With Malice Towards Some"

Repaint of 1/200 model in 1952 RAF colours from Amercom in Poland
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: LeeC on 29 Dec 2015, 11:52
So I am picking up warhammer 40k again.  First time ive touch the hobby in 10 years.

I'm going with eldar and want to make my farseer female.  Was thinking of using this guy (http://www.games-workshop.com/resources/catalog/product/600x620/99070104001_EldarPlasticFarseer360.jpg) but cutting the head off and replacing it with a female head...problem is I don't know what heads would look the part.

Was thinking of this one (http://megabitzshop.com/bilder/produkte/gross/Warhammer-40k-Bitz-Dark-Eldar-Hagashin-Kopf-C_b2.jpg) from the dark eldar/elf range

But someone did a conversion from one of the dark elf dragon kit (http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/OTAwWDkwMA==/z/unsAAOSw-dBTstmh/$_1.JPG) that looks amazing (http://www.belloflostsouls.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/eldar_iybraesil_farseer01.jpg) too.  Although I dont think im going to give her a bust like they did.

Any thoughts or ideas on other ranges that might work?  Anyone have any bits or ideas of bits that may work?


Also any tips on painting black miniatures? Black on Black doesnt seem to make sense so anyone have a dark grey alternative?
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Grognard on 29 Dec 2015, 16:53
been painting up some minis from Shapeways...

these are in progress.

(http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n219/steve_ronin/Battletech%20Stuff/2015%20New%20Stuff/6FB55CBB-CCA6-4296-AFA0-2B5DF83017A8_zpstxi87iq0.jpg)
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: ZoeB on 29 Dec 2015, 20:00
A tip for smoothing Shapeways WSF - use 3 coats of diluted (3:1 glue/water) PVA (Elmers white) glue before painting. Liightly sand with an emery board 24 hrs after each coat.


Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Grognard on 03 Jan 2016, 19:22
thanks.  I had heard rumors of something like that, just havent' had time to experiment.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: ZoeB on 04 Jan 2016, 15:41
thanks.  I had heard rumors of something like that, just havent' had time to experiment.

(https://scontent.fmel1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/11351190_10205355879709908_8879732910333479470_n.jpg?oh=3492443e3fe2f321e297da2c6a2061c9&oe=570B8C42)
(https://scontent.fmel1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfa1/v/t1.0-9/11113350_10204930221628722_6884659196636225627_n.jpg?oh=b2d9580305692d311cbaeaf11c2fe7d3&oe=57100109)
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Grognard on 04 Jan 2016, 20:05
wait. wait.

ALL those are from Shapeways ?

wowzers.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: ZoeB on 05 Jan 2016, 04:59
wait. wait.

ALL those are from Shapeways ?

wowzers.

Just a tiny part of my collection.... and I've got at least 50 yet to paint/decal.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: ZoeB on 05 Jan 2016, 05:16
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-my8AlHk4jJY/VoPJXVX7ZjI/AAAAAAAAAtk/90hoZQwnIHs/s640/2015-12-16%2B19.27.43.jpg)

Austrian ace Godwin Brumowski's Oeffag 153 (Albatros D.III variant) and a Sopwith Camel I made from card, cardboard and internal bracing with matchsticks and PVA glue.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: ZoeB on 05 Jan 2016, 05:31
wait. wait.

ALL those are from Shapeways ?

wowzers.

Just a tiny part of my collection.... and I've got at least 50 yet to paint/decal.

Some bigger than others... a Zeppelin Staaken R.IV and Jean Navarre's Nieuport 11. Contemporaries from Jan 1916.

(https://scontent.fmel1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfa1/v/t1.0-9/11150790_10205238544096591_7927958372892324742_n.jpg?oh=6eced165bf18aaa1ecf64b98324b730b&oe=570DB1DF)

(http://img.wp.scn.ru/camms/ar/112/pics/21_4_b1.jpg)
(http://albindenis.free.fr/Site_escadrille/Photos3/067_Navarre_Nieuport2.jpg)
(http://flyingmachines.ru/Images7/Flight/1919/576-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: hazlett on 05 Jan 2016, 23:16
Looks exactly the same.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Grognard on 08 Jan 2016, 20:47
trying to build an infantry regiment's HQ company.

infantry from MW:DA, scratch built HQ "equipment",

half-tracks from SW.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: LeeC on 16 Jul 2016, 14:50
I added a base color for the gems, eyes, and lenses (the eyes and lenses I also did the second color but not the final brightest blue).  I also redid the shadow areas of the bones bits too.  I need to finish the gems and eyes/lenses then clean it all up.  After that its highlighting and basing.  :happy:

(http://i.imgur.com/7LzP0AQ.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/xveX18A.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/GYiHv1P.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/BJmgGc1.jpg)
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: ZoeB on 17 Jul 2016, 03:13
Scythians - according to legend. 15mm minis by Splintered Light.

(https://scontent.fmel1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/12033170_10206122459513924_5585140947430400861_n.jpg?oh=f7416d8694534319de1b4df5a4b62621&oe=57EC8754)

Compare to size of a credit card.

(https://scontent.fmel1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/12047206_10206106371711739_6173359968801547115_n.jpg?oh=065501eee1aae95d22f0a636edde63ed&oe=57EF92C9)
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: LeeC on 17 Jul 2016, 17:37
Alright.  I cleaned up the models, added highlights to the bone, and also added more color to the gun platform and its operator.  Just need to do the black armor highlighting.
 :happy:

I am really thinking the martian base would bring more color to the models.  What do you all think?

(http://i.imgur.com/Q4tIKvB.jpg)
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: LeeC on 24 Jul 2016, 17:17
Finally finished the squad!

(http://i.imgur.com/HJpiTXt.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/YYelI3o.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/8qQixqq.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/3CtEtU1.jpg)
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: ZoeB on 26 Jul 2016, 00:56
Impressive work!
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: ZoeB on 02 Nov 2016, 21:26
Shapeways WSF - scintered nylon powder. Before and after.

(https://scontent.fmel1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14639751_10208977399725645_5913422245927860025_n.jpg?oh=0afccd63878657a1bc3f3be39f214e58&oe=58A14F67)

For scale  - this model of a Mitsubishi A5M4 "Claude" is in 1/200.

(https://scontent.fmel1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14907699_10208977499488139_4834171551767626245_n.jpg?oh=07b1230c2e4eea4d92e51582e330f0f6&oe=58A1CBD5)
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: ZoeB on 15 Dec 2016, 19:31
(https://scontent.fbne1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/15542016_10209373734433765_8940003310198088360_n.jpg?oh=43b3d55b0acb0dc923040a060b9db5d8&oe=58F34FA7)


5 weeks work. I'm trying to clear the backlog of over 100 models still in the bags from the printers.

These are all 1/144 scale, ranging from the diminutive 2F1 Sopwith Ship's Camels and Fokker E.V monoplane to the gigantic Siemens-Schuckert Werk R.IV.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Akima on 17 Dec 2016, 13:56
For scale  - this model of a Mitsubishi A5M4 "Claude" is in 1/200.
I missed this on first posting somehow, but I recognise this aircraft from histories of the air-battles over China in 1938. The Chinese air-force was flying the Russian Polikarpov I-16 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polikarpov_I-16), another pioneer monoplane fighter.
(http://i.imgur.com/FB9GD7o.jpg)

These are all 1/144 scale, ranging from the diminutive 2F1 Sopwith Ship's Camels and Fokker E.V monoplane to the gigantic Siemens-Schuckert Werk R.IV.
My first thought was "Are they all to the same scale?", which proves that: 1) I am a nerd, and 2) the size-range is amazing.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: pwhodges on 17 Dec 2016, 14:40
I'm intrigued by the aircraft with no body - just struts to hold the tailplane.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: ZoeB on 18 Dec 2016, 03:22
I missed this on first posting somehow, but I recognise this aircraft from histories of the air-battles over China in 1938. The Chinese air-force was flying the Russian Polikarpov I-16 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polikarpov_I-16), another pioneer monoplane fighter.
(http://i.imgur.com/FB9GD7o.jpg)
In addition to the 1/144 WWI planes, I dabble in 1/200 WWII ones. As here:

(http://www.wingsofwar.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=64099&d=1351518026)
(http://www.wingsofwar.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=64098&d=1351517999)

You'll see some I-16s, including a Chinese one on the far right. The rest are a mix of Netherlands East Indies (Buffalo, P-35 Hawk), RAF (Whirlwind, P40 Tomahawk), Luftwaffe(Bf 110D), Finnish (Buffalo, P-35 Hawk), Soviet (I-16, I-152, P-39 Airacobra), Japanese(Ki-27 Nate, Ki-43 Oscar), USAAC(P-39Airacobra), Chinese (I-16, I-152, P-35 Hawk) and French(P-35 Hawk).
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: ZoeB on 08 Jan 2017, 20:28
(https://scontent.fmel1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/15873066_10209581923398359_808038523428709627_n.jpg?oh=6a1889078b639b8ef486d92327e0c190&oe=58D70C55)

Yes, it's about the size of a butterfly. Fokker D.VI of the Luftstreitkrafte, 1918. Covered in the standard printed 4 colour lozenge fabric. Required 32 decals, 13 of which are visible in the photo. Plus painting of course.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Grognard on 08 Jan 2017, 22:00
awesome work there.

any chance of getting a F4U Corsair in VMA-214 colors?

Or do you paint for hire?
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: ZoeB on 09 Jan 2017, 18:57
awesome work there.

any chance of getting a F4U Corsair in VMA-214 colors?

Or do you paint for hire?

I don't paint for hire, but know some far better painters who do. Bespoke decals are my speciality, those I do for others overseas. I don't charge, just ask them to do helpful favours for others, the way I do for them.

I have some F4U-1s unpainted, in 1/200 scale, and can get those done up in VMA-214 colours. Note though that Boyington flew an F4U-1a with a bubble not greenhouse canopy. I'd do Rinabarger's.

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/2a/F4U-1_Lt_Rinaberger_VMA-214_at_Espiritu_Santo_1943.jpg)

Now if you want a model, there are many 1/144 ones available. Armaments in Miniature do very nice F4Us of all kinds in 1/200, and those are what I'd recommend if you want one yourself.

If you really, really want one, I'll order one ( just add it to my next order)   paint it, decal it according to your wishes, and send it to you. Or I could do up one of the shapeways ones. Do you want a picture, or the aircraft model?
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Grognard on 11 Jan 2017, 16:44
I have a pair by GHQ in 1/285th, brand new in their package.

I think your work is spectacular, and would love to have an aircraft model you've done.

I offer a trade: new minis, or finished models (try not to laugh) or ca$h.

Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Grognard on 11 Jan 2017, 17:04
some of my stuff.  some is Shapeways, some is IWM.


phuck  photobucket. their site keeps crashing my PC.  Grrrrr.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: ZoeB on 11 Jan 2017, 22:49
I have a pair by GHQ in 1/285th, brand new in their package.

I think your work is spectacular, and would love to have an aircraft model you've done.

I offer a trade: new minis, or finished models (try not to laugh) or ca$h.

The cheapest way to get a pair of 1/285 GHQ F4F-4 corsairs to you is for me to buy them US$12 get them sent to Aust US$13 then back to you US $8 or in letter US$2.

But a far better result would be to commission a professional like saguaro painting service in the US. They charge about $5 a model. Total cost with postage about $15 vs $21 for postage alone. I'm good, and I can do oddities and bespoke decals they can't, but when it comes to painting popular 1/285 things, I'm out of their league.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Grognard on 12 Jan 2017, 19:19
Austria ?  Like Vienna, Salzburg and Innsbruk?

I thought you were in Arizona, for some reason?

:) LoL :)  Imma doof.  Obviously, an exchange is not cost effective.
If it's okay with you, I'll continue to *SQUEEEE* over photos of your work.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: ZoeB on 12 Jan 2017, 23:54
Austria ?  Like Vienna, Salzburg and Innsbruk?

Nope. Not that close to you. Australia, as in Sydney, Canberra, Woolloomooloo, Wagga Wagga.... Kangaroos rather than Mozart Kugeln.

I'm in Canberra.
(https://www.aatkings.com/assets/bulkUpload/_resampled/CroppedImage978380-Aerial-of-Canberra.jpg)

Squeeing, while completely voluntary, is much appreciated.
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Akima on 13 Jan 2017, 19:32
For the information of non-Australians, that curious square  green compound in the foreground is Parliament House (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parliament_House,_Canberra), the seat of our national government, and the water beyond is Lake Burley Griffin.

You'll see some I-16s, including a Chinese one on the far right. The rest are a mix of Netherlands East Indies (Buffalo, P-35 Hawk), RAF (Whirlwind, P40 Tomahawk), Luftwaffe(Bf 110D), Finnish (Buffalo, P-35 Hawk), Soviet (I-16, I-152, P-39 Airacobra), Japanese(Ki-27 Nate, Ki-43 Oscar), USAAC(P-39Airacobra), Chinese (I-16, I-152, P-35 Hawk) and French(P-35 Hawk).
I confess that the Curtiss P-40 is the WW2 aircraft closest to my heart, since it was flown against Imperial Japan by both Australian and Chinese pilots, as well as, of course, our American allies.

Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: ZoeB on 14 Jan 2017, 16:07

You'll see some I-16s, including a Chinese one on the far right. The rest are a mix of Netherlands East Indies (Buffalo, P-35 Hawk), RAF (Whirlwind, P40 Tomahawk), Luftwaffe(Bf 110D), Finnish (Buffalo, P-35 Hawk), Soviet (I-16, I-152, P-39 Airacobra), Japanese(Ki-27 Nate, Ki-43 Oscar), USAAC(P-39Airacobra), Chinese (I-16, I-152, P-35 Hawk) and French(P-35 Hawk).
I confess that the Curtiss P-40 is the WW2 aircraft closest to my heart, since it was flown against Imperial Japan by both Australian and Chinese pilots, as well as, of course, our American allies.

(http://www.aresgames.eu/images/800x600_ww2-wings-of-glory_WGS101A.jpg)
Title: Re: Mini Painting!
Post by: Grognard on 14 Jan 2017, 21:41
Austria ?  Like Vienna, Salzburg and Innsbruk?

Nope. Not that close to you. Australia, as in Sydney, Canberra, Woolloomooloo, Wagga Wagga.... Kangaroos rather than Mozart Kugeln.

I'm in Canberra. *awesome picture*

Squeeing, while completely voluntary, is much appreciated.

oh. Australia. Land down under & summertime Christmas.  The other English cousins.
(http://rs130.pbsrc.com/albums/p248/wyrddottir/bangcomputer.gif~c200)

Imma double doof.