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  • #88677
    AbwehrschlachtAbwehrschlacht
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    Taking some advice from here (taking advice off the internet!? Am I mad!?) I bought some 3mm tanks for a try out of Rommel in 3mm. I finished myfirst battalion of Panthers in very quick time and here they are:

    There’s more information on my blog, so please have a look here:

    http://stormofsteelwargaming.blogspot.co.uk/2018/04/rommel-in-3mm-first-battalion.html

    http://www.stormofsteelwargaming.com

    #88679
    Thaddeus BlanchetteThaddeus Blanchette
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    That is damned good! I wanted to say “for your first time painting 3mm”, but it’s just damned good, full stop!

    Great use of basing against color and an oversized red flash to make the figures pop out. Just about the perfect amount of flocking, too, and the paint job on the figures themselves is very nice! The only thing I’d maybe do differently is dull down the label a bit. Make it a darker grey or a green that matches the base, just so it doesn’t distract from your superb figures. But, then again, it bcomes a balance of legibility versus discreetness. Thankfully, you can print up a bunch of different labels and see which suits you best, which may well be this!

    Over all, a great job!

    Also, intriguing use of flocking to mark off the sectors!

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

    #88683
    AbwehrschlachtAbwehrschlacht
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    Thank you! I really appreciate the comments! I found the 3mm very easy to paint, so thanks for your reccomendations in the first place. These were painted with middlestone, reflective green and chocolate brown camo blobs, then washed with Army Painter Strong Tone. Finally I did a very light drybrush of Buff. I also undercoated them in white, which may have helped with lightening the colours as well. I used the flocking to break up the shape of the base as there is quite a bit of space on there.

    I’m afriad, you’re right, I did try out other colours for the base, but I prefered this. It’s easier to see from a gaming distance and I have to bear in mind the guys I play with, as they won’t be so used to different units and numberings as I am.

    http://www.stormofsteelwargaming.com

    #88691
    hammurabi70hammurabi70
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    Very impressive although I think I will stick with 6mm; the old eyes can only take so much!

    #88692
    AbwehrschlachtAbwehrschlacht
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    Ha ha, thank you, but these are even easier to paint than 6mm, honestly!

    http://www.stormofsteelwargaming.com

    #88701
    Thaddeus BlanchetteThaddeus Blanchette
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    I always use whitenor light grey as a basecoat for 3mm. As we can see here, it makes even camouflage look luminous.

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

    #88708
    AbwehrschlachtAbwehrschlacht
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    I was a little uneasy about using white, as I am hardwired to use black or brown usually, but having seen the results all fears disapeared.

    http://www.stormofsteelwargaming.com

    #88721
    McKinstry
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    Thank you. I bought some 3mm for Rommel and this will drive me to get cracking on painting. Your work is genuinely inspirational!

    I certainly agree on priming in white. My 1/6000 ships are simply too dark otherwise and that applies to most of the smaller scales.

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

    #88722
    AbwehrschlachtAbwehrschlacht
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    Thanks McKinstry, much appreciated, I wish you good luck with the Rommel project!

    http://www.stormofsteelwargaming.com

    #88726
    Mr. Average
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    I’m super thrilled with the quality of your work! Really superb! And the base labels also read nice and sharp – personally I’d leave them as they are but I see what Thaddeus is getting at.

    These really show up the visual aspect of 3mm scale in a lovely way!

    Incidentally, I, too, recommend priming in white. I primed a bunch in grey some time ago and the result is that lighter colors require much more work to build up. Flat White primer is the way to go at this scale.

    #88735
    AbwehrschlachtAbwehrschlacht
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    Thanks Mr Average, very kind comments! I understand Thad’s way of thinking too, but I also want to make it easier for my mates to read the labels. One of them is a graphic designer and always complains he can’t read the Blucher bases I produced, so this was with him in mind…

    http://www.stormofsteelwargaming.com

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