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  • #74800
    jagannath
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    Ah because of the ‘space’ the base takes up in comparison to the things? Hadn’t thought of that.

    I was only thinking of it from a really cursory POV, but out of interest – if you’d set out to make these what would you do differently? Small sculpted bases?

    #74804
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    Imagine you have a empty swimming pool and at one end there is a stick.
    You have to fill the pool with enough water to cover that stick.
    So essentially you have to fill the whole pool of water just to cover a single stick in water.

    That is like your plants.
    You have a lot of dead space.

    If I were doing it, I would mould a couple of bases quite flat.
    And mould a selection of separate plants.
    Then stick the cast plants onto the cast base.

    That is how I did my temple.

    Look at these moulds for my temple.
    Two moulds, the flat bit and the tall bits:

    But if I had stuck the pillars (like your plants) on to the base and made one big mould it would look like this:

    It would have to be that tall to cover the pillars.

    It is late and I am very tired, but hopefully that makes sense?

     

    #74838
    jagannath
    Participant

    yeah perfect sense, thanks.

    #76686
    jagannath
    Participant

    I’m making *very* slow progress on those trees (turns out sculpting the shrub parts of the above isn’t fun at all) but I did manage to finish this guy the other day

    I’m at that funny stage at the moment where loads of stuff is started but not finished, so I feel like I’m not very productive, but I know that soon I’ll hit that critical mass where things start ticking off the painting desk quickly. Until then though, just a lonely robot to show off.

    Having said all that, I’ve recently become a bit obsessed with learning to paint like Heresy Brush

    http://www.heresybrush.com/

    and I’m trying it on the Blue Moon 18mm cowboys….

    Another distraction!

    #77138
    Darkest Star Games
    Participant

    I learned the “paint/color modulation” technique for vehicles from HeresyBrush, good stuff.  I think your painting style is superior to his in most respects.  It ain’t broke, don’t go trying to fix it!  😀

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

    #77532
    jagannath
    Participant

    Blimey, thanks – I’m not sure on that one, his 15mm stuff is my absolute favourite painting style!

    Couple of recent bits I hadn’t put up here:

    Some hunting beasts from the Slap Minis Space Dorkz kickstarter – I need to make a ‘nest’ for them too. I think they’re meant to be 2 different animals but I like the idea that the smaller one is an infant. The pic’s washed them out a bit, they’re actually quite richly coloured (I’m pretty chuffed with the blending on the large one).

    a GZG merc – I had her ‘spare’ from a larger group I’m making with the Mercs (who’ll be lead by one of the Crom’s Anvil Bodyguard’s with a little tweaking). The painting is pretty crap (especially the head) but that’s life – win some, lose some.

    #77540
    Matthew Hipkin
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    a GZG merc – I had her ‘spare’ from a larger group I’m making with the Mercs (who’ll be lead by one of the Crom’s Anvil Bodyguard’s with a little tweaking). The painting is pretty crap (especially the head) but that’s life – win some, lose some.

     

    I love the green hair and eyebrows.

    #77561
    Darkest Star Games
    Participant

    Nice green hair, good to see my old punk hairdoo from 1987 coming back around again.  Ha!  Looking forwards to seeing more!

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

    #77564
    Mike
    Keymaster

    Your painting looks to me like graphic novel artwork.

    Kudos.

    #77578
    jagannath
    Participant

    Ah cheers, I’ll take that! If I could paint minis as well as Nic Klein draws I’d be over the moon!

    #77582

    Your work is superb and very inspiring!

    Gun Dog Miniature Painting Services
    https://m.facebook.com/gundogminiatures/
    Sniffing out unpainted armies!

    #77590
    Stroezie
    Participant

    The merc is cool but those green critters are the bomb!
    Now I want to see what kind of sheepdogs are needed to keep these guys in check.

    Cheers,

    Stroezie.

    If you like small scale skirmish, check out http://planetares6.blogspot.be/?m=0

    #83053
    jagannath
    Participant

    Hiay all,

    Decided to take a few pics of everything I’ve painted in the past year…here’s what i wrote on the blog:

    I’m starting to get my brain into gear for this season of Lead Painters’ League on LAF (assuming it’s on this year), and that got me thinking about everything I’ve produced since the start of the last one.

    One of the things I enjoyed about LPL was that the ‘pressure’ of keeping up a consistent flow of minis at a high standard (debatable) forced me to learn a few things – it’s where I started pushing my highlights further, using less washes and more layering (because of the drying time) and got my desert basing formula down to a tee. It’s really where my consistent 15mm Sci-Fi project ‘started’.
    Admittedly it’s not the most minis in the world, and I’m sure there’s painters out there who could produce this in a month (though, in all fairness, it’s not the only stuff I’ve painted) but it’s a nice and consistent cast of minis, which is all I wanted it to be. So this year, there’ll be plenty more 15mm sci-fi groups, plus a lot more 15mm Fantasy.

    Here’s the sci-fi batch (not the easiest thing to take pics of):

    I’ll be posting my fantasy version on my fantasy thread: https://www.thewargameswebsite.com/forums/topic/jagannaths-desert-fantasy/

    #83059
    OldBen1
    Participant

    Obviously a lot more variety in terms of miniatures on this thread vs. The fantasy.  I really like all the bright colours.

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    #85591
    jagannath
    Participant

    ***quick test – having posting problems***

    #85612
    OldBen1
    Participant

    I had some image posting problems as well.  They seemed to go away.  Good luck!

    #87871
    jagannath
    Participant

    It’s been a while but… I’ve managed to finish a chap!

    A lovely quadrapedal parrot-slug from the 28mm Rogue Stars range. Great, delicate mini, which is what inspired me to try him for 15mm (his smaller arms aren’t really much bigger than a 15s), and he scales well (though obviously is a big chap).

    He had quite a bit of miscasting, so I had to sculpt a visor onto his face – I’m really pleased with him now though. I can see him as part of a bounty hunting duo, likely with the short, bulbous headed fella from the Ion Age I painted ages ago.

    #110211
    jagannath
    Participant

    Hullo Folks – sorry, been a while since I updated this thread.

    I do have a bit of news (incase you’ve missed the front page!) – I’ve opened a shop: Blades and Blasters miniatures is now open!

    It’s a mix of 3D files for those with a printer at home and a either physical prints or castings for those who don’t! A spin off of my constant experimenting, and hopefully a welcome addition to the sometimes waxing sometimes waning 15mm sci-fi scene.

    I’ve put the first wave of things up live, with more to come soon.

    I’ve also added a little newsletter sign up, which I’ll probably put out monthly or so with new releases and the like.

    Wish me luck!

    https://bladesandblasters.com/

    PS – Not to worry, this thread will still be all kinds of 15mm hobby related, not just my stuff (assuming I have time to paint other things!)

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 9 months ago by jagannath.
    #110213
    jagannath
    Participant

    Hey Mike – I seem to have lost the ability to edit the first post (to update the thread title), is that the case?

    #110214
    Mike
    Keymaster

    Hey Mike – I seem to have lost the ability to edit the first post (to update the thread title), is that the case?

    You can only edit for a certain amount of time, could be that time has elapsed?

    #110215
    jagannath
    Participant

    Ah that’ll be it – can you strip all the extra for me, just leaving the main Jagannath’s 15mm Sci-Fi?

    #110220
    jagannath
    Participant
    #110283
    Darkest Star Games
    Participant

    Congrats man, good luck on the biz!

    I really like the tips you added at the bottom of the front page, nicely done.

    How do you like your Anycubic printer?  Been looking at getting one but had heard a variety of bot good and bad things about them…

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

    #110285
    jagannath
    Participant

    Thanks mate – I’m excited to contribute to the 15mm sci-fi world.

    I love it, with caveats:

    There isn’t a huge amount of 15mm aimed files out there (28mm doens’t always shrink well and 6mm is under detaile when expanded) so unless you’re also planning to learn to design your own stuff I’m not sure it’d be that worthwhile compared to a 28mm user. You’ll love it for 6mm though – easy to design and loooooooooads out there for free. Same for spaceships.

    The slicing software and supports take some getting used to – I reckon I only had a 50% success rate on the first 20 things I made. The nature of the supports mean that you need to think about the detail a little. For example, these crates:

    Have a flat, undetailed base (which is fine for a crate) and were printed at about a 50 degree tilt, so the supports are on the base and the flat ‘door’ side (meaning it’s easy to file and clean up). If I wanted all sides to be crenellated, then the supports would spoil that (or at least be problematic).

    Having said that, one con you read a lot is the clean up – it’s really nothing! I assume mot reviewers aren’t from a tabletop/model making background, becuse it’s not really that far of the clean up you need for other, resin models. Just add an alcholo dunk.

    Smell really sin’t bad either – my hobby room is a spareroom and there’s no smell.

    It’s also worth mentioning resin isn’t that cheap – I’d guess that if I printed one of your larger vehicles – if I had the file obvs – it’d probably cost me about as much as buying them.

    So all in all – great for high quality minis, probably best if you’re a 28mm fan, a 6mm fan or willing to learn to 3d design yourself.

    #110286
    Darkest Star Games
    Participant

    unless you’re also planning to learn to design your own stuff

      I do indeed do most of my designs, and to be honest though I try to design with printing in mind there are a lot of times where I decide to just design for the model.  This can create some troublesome issues with how supports get laid out but I try to clean them up as best as I can.

    it’d probably cost me about as much as buying them.

    Would be totally worth while for me then, as what I want a printer for is to “back check” my design and make sure all of the detail will come out on the master print.  I usually have my masters done on a really high end DLP or SLA machine, with like 5 micron layers.  Costs an arm and a leg, but with all the curves and angles I throw into designs it can be well worth it.  Thanks for the info!

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

    #111026
    jagannath
    Participant

    Sorry dude – missed above reply.

    I hadn’t realised you did all your designs – in that case, yeah, you’d be spot on.

    Like you say, for super curved surfaces you *might* not get a master-worthy print, but you’d get some lovely test prints (probably good enough for you to paints as a sample too – the primer and little sanding will take care of minor issues).

    In other news, I’ve only gone and released a new batch!

    I’ve got some more buildings on the go at the moment, but there’s a more traditional model making element to those so they’ll be a while yet. I’m pleased I introduced some height into this batch though:

    #111058
    Rhoderic
    Participant

    I like the “less is more” look of Harpo’s Hideout, especially.

    #111071
    jagannath
    Participant

    Thanks! I have a ‘style’ of building that I’m working on at the moment for a set of buildings to represent a township, but I wanted to knock up just a one off – equivalent of a space hut. If anyone’s played Fallout 2, I was quite inspired by the ‘white’ building model they use sometimes – often a medical building – there’s a load of them in Vault City.

    #111112
    Rhoderic
    Participant

    I Googled “Fallout 2 Vault City”. I like the style!

    #113181
    jagannath
    Participant

    Heya folks,

    Finished off a few new bits:

    I’m most pleased with this crashed shuttle and ejected (badly!) pilot

    Crashed Shuttle

    I made this as more of a terrain kit that a finished product, so there’s an article on the site on how I put mine together:

    https://bladesandblasters.com/blogs/news/a-scenic-base-for-a-downed-shuttle

    I’m really pleased with it and the pilot I sculpted – the casting came out spot on for him

    Here’s H4NK beginning the salvage operation.

    And I’ve got a new, variant delivery van (I was very tempted to paint it red for a Postman Pat-in-Spaaaaaace vibe). The panels on the side are designed so that they’ll fit a graphic/decal nicely. I’m hoping to do a depot building soon and I’ll paint up 3 or 4 of these to match too.

    Few new toys gave me the chance to do some silly pics too:

    For those who’re interested I’ve rearranged my printer files a bit and now H4NK the droid is available for sale as a print, not just a file. My shipping isn’t really set up for just selling small bits, but if you just want one or two let me know and I’ll work something out – probably best to contact me via the shop contact form.

    #115291
    Wouter Wolput
    Participant

    That crashed shuttle and the ejected pilot are genius. I must pick these up once I get back to painting my sci-fi collection .

    #115312
    jagannath
    Participant

    Thanks Wouter! Plenty more to come (though my next releases are likely 6mm)

    #115313
    Rhoderic
    Participant

    Thanks Wouter! Plenty more to come (though my next releases are likely 6mm)

    Ooh! Do tell!

    #115316
    Wouter Wolput
    Participant

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    Thanks Wouter! Plenty more to come (though my next releases are likely 6mm)

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    Wonderful news! Although my Battletech table already looks pretty good as it is, a few more additions never hurt 😁.

    #115379
    jagannath
    Participant

    Well I’ve got a few things rescaled to 6mm (some of the vehicles and the water tower) as a sort industrial ‘set’ – a couple of vehicles, some scatter and the buildings. Working on them for pics as we speak.

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