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  • #129064
    Mr. Average
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    Finally developed a paint scheme I like for these guys, after much trial and error. With the yellowish broken ground pattern, these guys spoke to me of a Venus colony. No idea what they’re doing yet combat-wise, but I’m happy with the paint scheme!

    #129069
    Thaddeus BlanchetteThaddeus Blanchette
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    Beautiful! Great contrast with the base, too!

    We get slapped around, but we have a good time!

    #129093
    telzy ambertelzy amber
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    I forget, the broken ground texture, how was that applied?

    #129094
    Thaddeus BlanchetteThaddeus Blanchette
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    GW’s specialty paints or something very much like them, I reckon. Martian Iron Crust or whatever.

    We get slapped around, but we have a good time!

    #129095
    Thaddeus BlanchetteThaddeus Blanchette
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    Love that mecha! It’s a Kaiju, isn’t it?

    We get slapped around, but we have a good time!

    #129106
    Mr. Average
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    Love that mecha! It’s a Kaiju, isn’t it?

    They’re Onslaught Tengu Rig Sergeants. Small at 6mm scale, but just right at 3mm! Trimmed the base down though – Onslaught mechs are all a bit base-y, if you know what I mean.

    https://www.onslaughtmini.com/okami-technocracy-combine/95-otc-tengu-rig-sergeants.html

    And yes that’s a GW crackle paint on the base – Martian Ironearth, on a plywood base stained with dark red printers’ ink so the wood doesn’t show through the cracks in the basing.

    #129107
    RhodericRhoderic
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    Nice painting. I like the general theming and the implied background story, too.

    #129122
    Mr. Average
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    Thanks for saying so! I already have a force from Mars (Federal Republic of Hellas Planitia) and several from Earth (ENSPUN, Russian Confederation, China, Japan) so it somehow seemed right for the Venusians to be in on the act too.

    #129127
    Darkest Star GamesDarkest Star Games
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    Very clever on the basing.  Love that camo too, very different!

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

    #129132
    Mr. Average
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    Any way we could coax you into doing 3mm scale Darkest Star forces? 😉

    #129133
    Thaddeus BlanchetteThaddeus Blanchette
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    Oh, wow. I’d definitely buy those!

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    #129135
    Mr. Average
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    3mm Venturians? Zillions, man. Traveller at 3mm scale!

    #129140
    SteelonsandSteelonsand
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    Are these guys nicknamed ‘the Bananas’ …. .?  😄

    Seriously, though – great scheme, with a super contrast on your Martian base – always jealous of those…..

    Would love to see more……

    #129141
    Mr. Average
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    Venus is renowned for its many banana plantations.

    #129152
    RhodericRhoderic
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    I was thinking more along the lines of a hypothetical Ben & Jerry’s flavour that’s a swirl of banana and chocolate ice creams with bits of Liquorice Allsorts mixed in 😛

    #129153
    Mr. Average
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    Venus is a hot planet. Ice cream is a necessity.

    #129154
    Mr. Average
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    Seriously though, I based the colors on the false-color photos the Soviet took of the surface on the Venera probes. For whatever reason they’re always tinted yellow, if they’re not black and white.

    #129159
    Darkest Star GamesDarkest Star Games
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    Any way we could coax you into doing 3mm scale Darkest Star forces?

      That would be bonkers!  I’m still trying to put all of the 6mm into 15mm, which is the opposite direction!

    But who knows?  People are also trying to talk me into going 28mm.  Honestly, there’s too much variable in the way the public desire blows.

    All that said, if you really want them super badly we can talk about it.

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

    #136509
    Thaddeus BlanchetteThaddeus Blanchette
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    Dear Mat,

    How do those newest Microworld Sci-Fi minis stack up to O8? As long as I am ordering some of their 3mm fantasy stuff, I am thinking of getting some vehicles, too. Their earlier stuff disappointed me, being too flat for use with O8 infantry. Here things look a bit better. What is your take on things?

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    #136512
    Mr. Average
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    The Team Scimitar tanks are the ones with the most “body” to them, they ride higher and are probably a better match for O8 infantry if you felt like Team Falchion was too flat.  They also have an aesthetic compatible with the New Terra line so you have integrated heavy, superheavy, ultraheavy and BOLO tanks all the way down the line.  The biggest (well, “most important”) thing is that all the infantry is going to skew slightly large against any 3mm scale line except for Vanguard, which is a true 50% scale-down of an existing 6mm line.  So if you’re taking your cues from Vanguard your perceptions will be a little off.

    #136513
    Mr. Average
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    For example

    #136532
    McKinstry
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    That is a fantastic looking scheme!

    Never wrestle with a pig. You both get muddy and the pig just likes it.

    #136535
    Thaddeus BlanchetteThaddeus Blanchette
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    Nope. Taking my cues from O8 on these.

    The ones I am interested in are Team Katana. What is your take on those?

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    #136536
    Mr. Average
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    Team Katana is good, has good body to it. And it’s a high tech grab force so it’s got that nice Traveller look to it. If I can dig out some infantry stands I’ll do a comparison shot to show you how they stack up. Scimitar is in my estimation the best and most “real” until Kukri comes out.

    #136537
    Thaddeus BlanchetteThaddeus Blanchette
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    Thanks! I am thinking of using them as a high tech alien force. Any shots you can put up, would be great!

    We get slapped around, but we have a good time!

    #136538
    Stephen Madjanovich
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    Any way we could coax you into doing 3mm scale Darkest Star forces?

    That would be bonkers! I’m still trying to put all of the 6mm into 15mm, which is the opposite direction! But who knows? People are also trying to talk me into going 28mm. Honestly, there’s too much variable in the way the public desire blows. All that said, if you really want them super badly we can talk about it.

    Hey! No fair I am still pestering him to get the 6mm NOT Traveller ships out. No distractions!

    #136562
    Mr. Average
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    Comparison shot of Vanguard, Microworld and O8 tanks against O8 infantry.

    #136646
    Thaddeus BlanchetteThaddeus Blanchette
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    Thanks!

    We get slapped around, but we have a good time!

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