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I can’t imagine how you paint the tank with grimes like that. I don’t think you used wash. I’d love to see a painting tutorial.
What are the dimensions of the magnet? For me the two layers of base was too thick so I did the layer with the hole and then stuck a piece of paper on top. It’s as thin as I could get and with the texture on top looks ok too.
They look great. I’m amazed you got that effect from simply drybrushing black and Iraqi sand. I’ll have to try that.
Maybe it’s too early in the morning, but I don’t quite understand the fighting it out thing.
You mentioned that supplies are assigned but don’t need to be and a company can have more than one supply assigned to it. Combat is rolled based on the difference in supply level? How does fighting work if both defending and attacking company has the same supplies?
Gotrek and Felix sounds familiar. How many books in before it starts getting epic?
I don’t think the author plays RPG. The book is supposed to be LitRPG (a genre I have learned to hate) but there’s no goal in the book at all. The characters just drift along without commonsense or consistency. Ryoka refuses to level up and Erin is, a pacifist I guess.
I dare you to give a few chapters a read. Sometimes I think I’m overreacting.
Its the same book. I only found out after quitting the book and researching more that it was available for free elsewhere otherwise I would have checked out a few chapters first. Feeling major buyer remorse. I got it from Audible, without a membership.
The premise was supposed to be a slice of life story about running an inn, in a fantasy world. I’ve been pretty tired of fantasy stories always being epic world ending events so this looked really interesting.
After reading Amazon’s 1 and 2 star reviews I don’t feel as if I bought the wrong book or was missing something anymore. I should have started with those reviews.
I don’t think it’s worth any money. Read the free chapters and you can make our own mind. I’m cautious about calling it BAD since a lot of people seems to like it a lot. I suspect you are right, its aimed at the younger modern audience and I am far from those.
There are two main characters, the main main character Erin is a woman who loves chess. She meets two town guards early in the book who ofered to clear the area around the inn of goblins for her, but was adament they didn’t. She didn’t want anyone to kill the goblins. Can’t remember if it was before or after she met the town guards, a few goblins breaks into the inn and she killed them, throwing one body out the window to scare the other away.
Later on, one of the town guards killed three goblins around her inn and she freaked out, crying and all for their death. She brokedown even more when she found their bodies and found out two were female. The tribe quickly surround the inn to get revenge as she was burying the bodies of the 3 dead ones, but only the chief followe her into the inn. She kills it, self defense but no remorse what so ever.
Later on still, the rest of the tribe attacked the inn again. She fought them killed a bunch, they stabbed her until near death before one of the town guard happens to pop by. He gave her his potion so she wouldn’t die and fought the rest to protects her. He dies, she feels very bad for her friend, no remorse at all about killing those goblins. The town blames her for the guards death and after hiding away for a bit (same day) made friend with a new character, went back to the inn to play chess and all was good. That was where I quit.
There’s a lot of other little things, but that was the final straw for me.
The other character, Ryoka, I blanked on after listening to chapters after chapters of Erin’s incopetence. All I know is Ryoka likes runnig, run better than most in that fantasy world and also knows martial arts.
There was little about runinng an inn, it felt like an afterthought or more akin to her simply cooking for her friends in the 1/3 I listened to. Erin reads like an author insert and Ryouka might be wish fufilment.
Sorry about that, I ended up ranting anyway.
“Apparently the big marine is on a standard 32mm base. Also apparently the image of that base is 320 pixels wide…
So someone did the maths.”
I thought they were including larger base. They’ve beem moving towardfs 32mm base to match 32mm minis so I didn’t see why they’d stick with the old size.
There’s nothing stopping anyone from using the old infantry with all those titans and knights though, unless they’re going for accuracy. It’s probably why they went with the new, old 30k vehicles so any sticklers for accurage models will have to buy them. I forsee ebay and etsy shops selling those 30k era vehicles in 6mm in the near future. Maybe there will be more people playing 40k and related games in 8mm.
I’m more curious about any terrain they might make.
Yay, more epic stuff. Nooooooooo, the expected scale change.
I like how they have more details on them, especially the imperial guards troops, but I’ll wait and see how they’ll expand on this or will it stagnate like Titanicus. I’m hoping for more variation in infantry types but it’s more likely going to be more vehicles.
I really thought they’d redo Battlefleet Gothic before they do Epic.
I played around with the side skirt before settling on this configuration. With ERA on side skirt, it looks like an MBT with an oversized .50cal M2, very modern. I do want to do something about the rear. Not liking the little thing that juts out the back, but its a shame to loose all those details on the rear deck. I think Centurions uses engines from M48/M60?
Maybe a modernized and upgunned version with either French 75mm or 76mm from M41 with fume extractor. Not sure what I can do about the engine, but the tracks will be switched around with the drive sprocket at the rear like more modern designs. Side skirt and ERA.
Thanks, things were iffy a few times.
Cool. Is it hollowed at all? At 1/700 it’s got to use up a lot of resin.
Also do you gt warping issue after curing?
I’m going through the blog from Jan 2010. That put a smile on my face.
I’m at the pinance Envy right now.
Man! With that kind of hardware I don’t think I’ll get any gaming done. Think of the amount of polygons I put into a 3d model… I’d spend months and months making mods for games that I’ll never play.11/06/2023 at 19:20 in reply to: Battle of Cape Ortegal or Strachan’s Action 1805 – Devon Wargames Group #187096
It’s great seeing these beautiful ships in action.
Took me a few reads to get it. I blame the font.
Do you have any recomendations for early missile era audiobooks? Could be Vietnam, I’m mainly interested in the dogfights.
Welcome to the brotherhood.
Like Mike Headden said, convert to 3mm and you can fight a whole war on a budget. More seriously though 6mm is a nice scale, I’m glad more people are choosing this option.07/06/2023 at 11:55 in reply to: Skyhawk taking out Syrian column in the beautiful hills. #186969
I don’t know how you find those targets, I’d easily get lost in all those trees.
I aprove of your choice of aircraft.
I like the cutting to exterior views, especially from the target’s perspective. Would like to see more external while F-16 is dodging, maybe from mig’s perspective. It might look pretty cinematic.
Have you flown F-15 much? F-15 vs 5 Mig-29 or fly as one of the Mig-21s vs the F-16?
A little change from the original design. Designing it in 3D first was supposed to prevent this.
Not too happy with the grass, looks too New Zealand and then I over did it on the trees as well. Overall it scratched my itch.
edit: I knew I forgot something. Didn’t paint the rims on the barrels.
The program is 3DS max. I get a lot of my ideas from games like Kingdom Rush, the cartoony aesthetic really appeals to my laziness (easier to sculp).
I like those Hexton tiles, they might look good scaled down to 25mm nexes for veryt epic empire map. I can’t print them at HEXON size though, printer not big enough. The thing I’ve come to hate about hex tiles or any tiles is how regularly spaced everything becomes. Hills and mountains doesn’t look right.
I wasn’t aware there were 3D files for Hexon. It would have made it a little easier in the 3d program. I totally forgot about the little groove along the edges, threw off some of the measuring.
A lot of platic work today and ended up printing the buildings afterall. It looks all nice and fine in 3D, but when it came to placing the physical buildings there were limitations. I couldn’t put them too close to the edge because of the backing and some of the slopes weren’t exactly like the 3D plan. In the end I had to scale the houses down to 90%.
Finished shaping. Coated it with some sealant to protect from primer.
Putty down some rocks and the easier stuff, and wait for putty to cure before moving on to the more fiddly animal pen. Will probably do it the same way as the village gate, but smaller.
In the end I went with a more peaceful looking village.
I had an idea to build a little village on a HEXON tile. Maybe it can be expanded to make a whole series of hex tiles, but for now I only have ideas for a few villages. Since the tile is pretty small (100mm) I went into a 3D program to plan out how it’ll look. To begin with I was only concerned about the hill and if minis will be able to fit. The plan was to slice the hill up to make it easier to replicate in physical form. Gradually I added more place holders to see the layout and the render is the end result.
Having finished gluing insulation foam to the HEXON tile I realized it’s really tiny. I have a much larger hex board, but this was to use up the tiles I had lying around. Initially I was planning to make everything from putty, but see as how tiny the houses will be I might 3D print them and add details with putty. It’s a small project but pretty ambitious.
Will update on progress.
Whats going on? What looks too easy, I was expecting the mig-29 to be on your tail the whole way. Nice deflection gun kill in Round 2 though.
For me, getting a god’s eye view of the board and the ability to measure range pretty much represents what drones does.
Unless its a double blind game, the advantage of the players being to see everything and have knowledge of enemy positions more than represent the added situational awareness drones provide. Otherwise I see a lot of complicated rules for spotting, visual ID of target and friendly fire to tone down combat effectiveness, or simply make the to hit roll a lot less successful.
Going with Jim Wester abut drones and solo games. Games by THW might be more interesting with drones with the spot and reaction checks.10/05/2023 at 20:19 in reply to: Downloading 170gig just to get some good outside shots. #186033
Proximity fuse would have killed on the first shot.
At 2:56 the explosion of the second shot was way high, is that one of the inccuracies of the replay file?
Before everyone suggested foam balls I was thinking bowling or basket balls, but foam is a lot lighter.
This is amazing. I need to more.
<p style=”font-size: 16px !important; line-height: 20px !important;”>That’s pretty funny! It does sound like a further tone-down is in order. Then it will match another paint you already have!
I’m too afraid of that happening.
Another story from a few months ago.
I have two dark green I almost never use. They are a much darker than the other greens I have so I had the genius idea of toning one of them down to something more appealing. Of the two I chose the darker green and added my lightest green to it. I mixed those paint in the dark green dropper bottle itself, since I didn’t need it. I ended up with a green that is so near to identical to the remaining dark green I could only tell them apart through very close incpection.
Now I’m thinking I should tone it down even further to use it as highlight for dark green.
This is some interesting stuff.
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<p style=”font-size: 16px !important; line-height: 20px !important;”>Pumice stone (for exfoliating). No the expensive stuff on ropes etc – get the cheap end of bin – these were/are 50p each. As is or spray painted and dry brushed.
Really like the look of those.
Pingpong balls with a little texturing could work as moons or planets. Maybe cotton balls dyed in red or blue could be used as dust clouds?
<p style=”font-size: 16px !important; line-height: 20px !important;”>But Thomaston, what else did you undercover in your four hours of searching? Plenty I bet
I did find 3 shopping lists made at different times for pretty much the same stuff.
I also found oout I have a weird obsession with collecting rules.
Nice little story.
So as a new 2nd LT he basically scouted out and built the next camp for the company.
And yet I have a vivid memory of holding the figures in my hand.
Was it an implanted memory
Yeah, I know the feeling, do you think its the heavy metal content that’s messing with our brains?
Have you guys ever dreamed about playing a game? I question my sanity SOMETIMES.
Looking forward to seeing your twrrain work.
It also occurred to me P-47 might have a higher cockpit like how they raised F4U cocpit to look over the nose.
I like your commentary about not being a WWII fighter pilot. It’s enjoyable listening to you talk when you fly.
Do you think the gunsight is positioned low? Maybe I’m just too used to moden HUD.
You play in VR, do you have to duck down to get a good view?