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  • #193698
    Avatar photoAlbert of Winterpig
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    Hot off my workbench as finished. Which despite the ‘uge Indian Army posted elsewhere is most unlike me.

     

    May I present, Chopper Witch, ANcient Genie and a beastman/broo trumpeter!

    Genie

     

    #193701

    The picture is a bit grainy but I am happy with the results so far.

     

    Great job.

    Mick Hayman
    Margate and New Orleans

    #194078
    Avatar photoMike
    Keymaster

    Cool beans everyone!

    Almost finished some more undead cavalry for my wifes army.

    Her necromancer can summon a familiar and as we had no models ready last game we now have one, a black goat called Phillip.

    Also working on another vampire and some more headstones/gravestones.

    Plus I have finally started on the base for the windmill.

    #194080
    Avatar photoAlbert of Winterpig
    Participant

    all I can say is… Hi Phillip!

    #194083
    Avatar photoMr. Average
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    I’m working on 3mm scale 40K figures, as well as proxies from Vanguard, which I plan to play using their own partner system “MicroCosmic.” It’s an elegant little system. I also got an airbrush for Christmas and it is basically the greatest enhancement to my gaming life since I bought a game table three years ago. Really a great amenity! Basecoating is wonderful – you get really lovely cover and a tight, smooth surface I never had before. Great rendition of detail. And no VOCs, either!

    #194114
    Avatar photoTony S
    Participant

    How do you find the cleaning of the airbrush?  I heard that can be annoyingly tedious, but that might be something I try and convince myself of, since I don’t own one!

    But my friend does, and his armour camo looks amazing!

    #194115
    Avatar photoMr. Average
    Participant

    I actually find it relaxing, rather like cleaning a gun. Which you may or may not know about. But it’s a precisely made piece of equipment, and with proper equipment and cleaners, it doesn’t take any more time or effort than properly cleaning a brush, really.

    #194142
    Avatar photoMr. Average
    Participant

    I’ll add this though: it’s taking a lot of practice to learn how to prime with it, and as I’m painting a lot of 3D prints which (as it turns out) are very slightly porous, this is a necessity. I discovered this fact after I unthinkingly dropped a handful in my cleaning bucket and they came out all soft and floppy, although they look like they may re-harden as the cleaner evaporates out of them again. Lesson learned.

    Regardless, white primer is a bear to apply, I’m finding. Black primer is more successful and the survface is very tight, but I’m not certain it will give me the vibrant colors I want in my base coat, but I’m trying it anyway.

    #195644
    Avatar photoOotKust
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    One of my ‘Technical Troops’ bodies shown a while back, finally completed the GROUP, not really A UNIT, sort of- the Captain of Engineers also yet to based due to another small batch of ‘workers’ subject to conversion and customisation, down a long WIP path time…

    So sapeurs and artificers of ‘la Genié’ in working poses, on clear acetate bases for diverse employment among all those places you expect to see them:-

    -1 IMG_7177_sm_ La genie d’Empire 01.

    -2 Reversed places and bases.

    IMG_7178_sm_ La genie d’Empire 02 .

    -3 And an officer added…

    IMG_7180_sm_ La genie d’Empire 03 .

    The officer appearing is mostly complete but yet to be based formally.

    He is a fusilier or ‘line officer’ but the ubiquitous nature of the uniforms, with a token ‘petit peaux’ feather plume in white shows, even as a captain, his high and knowledgeable status! Again, all Miniature Figures™ from the 80’s.

    I intend to use these gentlemen as ‘agnostic’ number wise- they may represent from an escouade to a battalion where necessary amongst the greater numbers of battle troops.

    Significantly understated in gaming terms, the use of specialists of technical corps are often overlooked, yet can play a valuable part in scenario based gaming.

    Trust you like them,

    regards davew

     

    #195668
    Avatar photoian pillay
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    Too many things again are on my painting desk. Sisters of Battle, Black Templars, Tumbling Dice Vikings and Anglo-Saxons, LI Blood Angles (I must say I do like the new models), WHFB or WH The Old World – skelliebobs, Empire Battle Wizard…. To be fair speed paints have been a god send for me personally. It’s speeded up my painting but it has also given me better brush control and planning on how to paint models. If you have 2 mins my Empire battle wizard is on my blog. I am really pleased how it turned out.

    Tally-Ho! Check out my blog at…..
    http://steelcitywargaming.wordpress.com/

    #196238
    Avatar photoOotKust
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    Too many things again are on my painting desk.

    In contrast, mines been/ being emptied for two weeks now as I clear the decks/ writing desk for a world attempt on selling off un-needed hobby stuff!

    So apart from weathering so very long in the stable artillery pieces, I pulled this unit of musketeers just to add some test colour as a whimsy sample one evening over this weekend.

    Novgorod 2nd Battalion 1805

    Eureka Russians in greatcoat and “Ragged Russian musketeers” who are designed to show the wear and tear of two months campaigning in a wet Autumn.

    Really it was a few figures to test facings and the like, not a serious painting session… all packed again in ready-access storage (those drawers in the background)

    😉

    ~d

    #196267
    Avatar photoMike
    Keymaster

    Too many things again are on my painting desk. Sisters of Battle, Black Templars, Tumbling Dice Vikings and Anglo-Saxons, LI Blood Angles (I must say I do like the new models), WHFB or WH The Old World – skelliebobs, Empire Battle Wizard…. To be fair speed paints have been a god send for me personally. It’s speeded up my painting but it has also given me better brush control and planning on how to paint models. If you have 2 mins my Empire battle wizard is on my blog. I am really pleased how it turned out.

    Lots of cool WH stuff on your blog, you should share it on here more!

    #196285
    Avatar photoAngel Barracks
    Moderator

    Just finished a pond for my 10mm games.

    #196288
    Avatar photoPaint it Pink
    Participant

    Just finished a pond for my 10mm games.

    Nice. My only suggestion is to flock or paint the edges to make it blend in better with the table.

    One is good, more is better
    http://panther6actual.blogspot.co.uk/
    http://ashleyrpollard.blogspot.co.uk/

    #196289
    Avatar photoAngel Barracks
    Moderator

    Thanks.

    All my terrain has brown edges specifically so as not to blend, same principal with my unit movement trays, and indeed the infantry bases that sit in the trays.

    Etc.

    #196297
    Avatar photoGeof Downton
    Participant

    The pond is fantastic, as is (particularly) the windmill. What did you use for water?

    I have some water to do that needs to look similar.

    Ta.

    One who puts on his armour should not boast like one who takes it off.
    Ahab, King of Israel; 1 Kings 20:11

    #196298
    Avatar photoPaint it Pink
    Participant

    Thanks. All my terrain has brown edges specifically so as not to blend, same principal with my unit movement trays, and indeed the infantry bases that sit in the trays. Etc.

    My bad assumption.

    Good looking terrain and figures.

     

    One is good, more is better
    http://panther6actual.blogspot.co.uk/
    http://ashleyrpollard.blogspot.co.uk/

    #196300
    Avatar photoMike
    Keymaster

    What did you use for water? I have some water to do that needs to look similar.

    Just several layers of gloss varnish.
    I recommend Vallejo Still Water, which is what I would have used had my bottle of it not dried out…

    #196306
    Avatar photoGeof Downton
    Participant

    Many thanks Mike,

    I was heading down the varnish route until I discovered it in the same state as your Vallejo water – I’ll give that a go, as it will be new to me, I’ve use some Woodland Scemics stuff in the past, but was less than happy with the somewhat cloudy result which recurred from time to time, (damp atmosphere?) depite being ‘dry’.

    One who puts on his armour should not boast like one who takes it off.
    Ahab, King of Israel; 1 Kings 20:11

    #196307
    Avatar photoMike
    Keymaster

    Still water needs to be done in layers, and self levels so will create a flat water surface.

    For ripples, do the various layers as normal, then on the last layer just before it dries, apply brush strokes and what not that will rough up the water and will stay like it as it is almost dry.

    If that makes sense?

    #196308
    Avatar photoGeof Downton
    Participant

    It does, thank you!

    One who puts on his armour should not boast like one who takes it off.
    Ahab, King of Israel; 1 Kings 20:11

    #196420
    Avatar photoMr. Average
    Participant

    This week, I ar been mostly painting… 3mm Scale Sci Fi!

    This is the first platoon of a force of grav armor from the Technical Alliance. I’m doing them up fairly generically, but mainly for Horizon Wars and possibly also Dirtside II, Strike Legion Tactical or Future War Commander. I put them on little plexiglas rods for the flight effect but this may not hold up long term (it’s just glued together, and one must always be wary of Acts of Feline) so I’m looking at sturdier alternative options, possibly wires or something.

    #196421
    Avatar photoGeof Downton
    Participant

    …one must always be wary of Acts of Feline

    I no longer have to worry about this, but I now have Acts of Canine(s) to contend with. Less frequent but more destructive!

    One who puts on his armour should not boast like one who takes it off.
    Ahab, King of Israel; 1 Kings 20:11

    #196427
    Avatar photoMike
    Keymaster

    This week, I ar been mostly painting…

    This always amuses me, TY.

    😀

    #197066
    Avatar photoDon Glewwe
    Participant

    Today’s not-at-all-necessary-why-did-I-spend-the-last-four-hours-doing-it project:

    Markers to denote a knocked-out tank platoon.  Could’ve just done a bit of fluff or put some sort of marker on the figure (1/300), but since the ground scale is 1:1000 I didn’t think it a good WYSIWYG representation of the space it would take up (and LOS it would block) so took some styrene strip stock and whipped up a Company’s worth of Shermans…

    …and here’s the first Platoon in (in)action on the table:

    #197067
    Avatar photoMike
    Keymaster

    Cool beans, can’t beat a bit of scratchbuilding!

    #197078
    Avatar photoPaint it Pink
    Participant

    Finished a Desert oasis.

    oasis

    Now working on trees, thousands of ’em.

    forrest

    One is good, more is better
    http://panther6actual.blogspot.co.uk/
    http://ashleyrpollard.blogspot.co.uk/

    #197079
    Avatar photoMike
    Keymaster

    Noice.

    #197089
    Avatar photoDon Glewwe
    Participant

    “Noice.”  Very.

    “…trees, thousands of ’em.”   – yup.  One of those things/projects that look massive on the bench and then shrink to “oh my god I need more…” on the table.

    #197098
    Avatar photoPaint it Pink
    Participant

    “Noice.” Very. “…trees, thousands of ’em.” – yup. One of those things/projects that look massive on the bench and then shrink to “oh my god I need more…” on the table.

    Oh so true (crying).

    One is good, more is better
    http://panther6actual.blogspot.co.uk/
    http://ashleyrpollard.blogspot.co.uk/

    #197119
    Avatar photowillz
    Participant

    Cool figures and terrain, thanks to all for sharing.  I am tempted to do some 18th century in 10mm, all your fault😀.

    #197121
    Avatar photoMike
    Keymaster

    Cool figures and terrain, thanks to all for sharing. I am tempted to do some 18th century in 10mm, all your fault😀.

     

    do eeeet

    #197203
    Avatar photoWhirlwind
    Participant

    Love the desert oasis!!

    #197204
    Avatar photoWhirlwind
    Participant

    As ever, I have a bit of a mix on mine: 28mm Perry Wars of the Roses-era foot knights, 6mm Jacobite Wars, 6mm WW2

    #197205
    Avatar photoDon Glewwe
    Participant

    I have a bit of a mix on mine…

    That’s the sort of assortment my brothers and I would use to play a game in the way-back-then: Just dump the basket of  toys onto the floor, divvy it up, and cry havoc! ; )

    #197240
    Avatar photoPaint it Pink
    Participant

    Love the desert oasis!!

    Cheers.

    One is good, more is better
    http://panther6actual.blogspot.co.uk/
    http://ashleyrpollard.blogspot.co.uk/

    #197741
    Avatar photoOotKust
    Participant

    Modellers remorse, but not well enough to paint anything detailed, so having used most of my terrain in a recent ‘big battle’ at the local club I discovered a few rows of fences that hadn’t been mounted when the rest were made:

    Fences

    So a couple of strips and  smaller sections of another type to base for sturdy use lining fields or roads:

    Bases cut to size (20mm x 170mm) then a slop of coloured filler base for the fences to stand in, more or less straight, and wait to dry overnight.

    The original set used a DAS material but that had subsequently dried in the intervening years, but I hope to match the look.
    cheers d
    Apr 24

    #197756
    Avatar photoPaint it Pink
    Participant

    Fences look like a nice small project to be getting along with. All my projects seem to turn into Krakens of monstrous size.

    One is good, more is better
    http://panther6actual.blogspot.co.uk/
    http://ashleyrpollard.blogspot.co.uk/

    #198905
    Avatar photoOotKust
    Participant

    Whoops, I didn’t finish those fences- where is my flocking flock?

    However, in a sideways step, I did create these but didn’t post here – the Winter vineyard terrain…

    and

    Will I need more? Not sure, but now I have the technique down, longest part was not trimming the fine branches into vine like forms but the drying time of the base Polyfilla (patches of_)  and the subsequent pale layers of dilute PVA…

    But in a two month hiatus, I am nibbling away at 1805 Allied units that were so near completion; one Russian and one Austrian, but no pics as yet…

    I’ll update shortly, just don’t call me Shirley!

    [ Edit added Sun 26 May ]

    Firstly, I decided based on the evidence of campaign disruption for all armies, I should not deploy an Austrian Grenzer unit that had seen hard campaigning and losses to the extent that it was merely a ‘combined’ manpower battalion, in ‘typical’ pristine full dress.

    • Given this, I have added broader clothing ‘replacements’ shown by colour as best I can. As a large number of the unit was over 50% painted, I am not modifying the excellent WF figures.
      Overview- 

    Officer Detail and the two ‘completed’ bases-

    And my Russian Jaeger/ Eger III/ 5th Regiment, still with legacy uniform from Paul I era, but the ‘new’ Turquoise facings given in 1802. No, they didn’t throw away clothing either.


    *For the perspicacious spotting orange aiguillettes, long officially dropped, I determined that these coloured orange, the former facing of the regiment, continued in use until new clothing was issued*. Wargamers Law #1- Its my Army!  🤵🏻

    -d

    #198906
    Avatar photoMr. Average
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    When it comes to terrain, too much is never enough! The vineyards look excellent, and are perfect for everything from modern back to Roman. Most useful stuff!

    As for me and my house, I’m doing terrain as well.

    Hexes, Mr. Rico! Zillions of ’em!


    I was doing something more Mars-like but as I went on with it, it got too busy, and began to look like, as I’ve been saying, a stale Red Velvet cake more than an alien planet. So I went back to the start and did them in shades of ochrey desert. I’m going to start picking out the buildings, probably metallic with a lot of brown and yellow grime, rust and dirt. I might also do a light dry brush on the hills to give them a little highlight. But as a base achieved mainly with spray and airbrush it’s not bad, and makes a nice even base for a solid 3mm scale battle. I had more hexes coming but alas they failed to arrive. Supposedly they shipped but I have no proof of it – and I did get a refund anyway, so no harm done, although I would have liked to fill out the set. Oh, well.

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