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  • in reply to: 28mm Oathmark Elves #156062
    Thaddeus Blanchette
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    Yeah, Cancel Elf had his hand modified. I cut off the pointer finger from a pointing hand and remounted it as a middle finger. The company archers has an elf giving the two finger salute.

    This is my first 28mm project since 1996. In homage to the days when all you could get in terms of hobby supplies in Brazil were pirated GW figs (and even then they were rare), I am limiting myself here to only those things that can be bought in Brazil.

    Thankfully, the plastics revolution means figures can be imported at a reasonable price and are available online from local merchants. All the paints, however, are locally available craft paints and the flocking is either homemade or bought nationally. The flag was imported from Warflags, however.

    We have no decent transfers yet, so what I did here was buy nail stencils and use them on the shields.

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

    in reply to: 28mm Oathmark Elves #156061
    Thaddeus Blanchette
    Participant

    These guys are elves with attitude. And they aren’t trophies: Prince Tylani is an amateur anthropologist writing a monograph for the Royal Society. These are going into his collection. His squire is making sure everything is duly registered in his field journal.

    Strictly science, hey what?

    Tylani heartily agrees with you about the vulgar language, by the way. Unfortunately, he’s too busy picking out his next specimen to listen to the murmuring in the ranks. It’s been a very exciting day for him.

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

    in reply to: HMS Captain 1/700 #156057
    Thaddeus Blanchette
    Participant

    I love how it’s plunging forward into the sea! Really dynamic!

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    in reply to: My Mecha Madness #155975
    Thaddeus Blanchette
    Participant

    The writer.

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    in reply to: Unbelievably Crass and Rude #155634
    Thaddeus Blanchette
    Participant

    Exactly.

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    in reply to: Unbelievably Crass and Rude #155628
    Thaddeus Blanchette
    Participant

    I have no problem with being creatively critical, as many people here know. But try to be constructively critical, at least! Tell them why their project doesn’t push your buttons and say how it might. Just don’t trash the poor guy! Now I am going to have to listen to this podcast.

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    in reply to: Hadross: Fantasy Seapeople Army #155613
    Thaddeus Blanchette
    Participant

    I see seapeople.

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    in reply to: Raumschiff Ras Tschubai #155558
    Thaddeus Blanchette
    Participant

    Gotta love the cosmic German disco.

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    in reply to: Guys (and Gals) We’ve been Busted! #155417
    Thaddeus Blanchette
    Participant

    Lots and lots, Thomaston.

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    in reply to: Guys (and Gals) We’ve been Busted! #155398
    Thaddeus Blanchette
    Participant

    Kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk! Love it!

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    in reply to: Battleship Command #155115
    Thaddeus Blanchette
    Participant

    Sorry, man. I have never even heard of them.

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    in reply to: Pavlov’s House #154863
    Thaddeus Blanchette
    Participant

    Amazing! Can you actually get figures in that? I’d be afraid to wreck it if I put it on the table!

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    in reply to: Epic figures go onto the table #154856
    Thaddeus Blanchette
    Participant

    Thanks! I will keep that in mind!

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    in reply to: Epic figures go onto the table #154847
    Thaddeus Blanchette
    Participant

    Do you think the “score and snap” technique would work on this plastic, Norm? Or is it too soft?

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    in reply to: Epic figures go onto the table #154821
    Thaddeus Blanchette
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    I plan to make it three bases to a regiment and play at half scale. At five bases to a regiment, the regiment sizes are actually larger than regular BP! So while the games might be epic in terms of figure numbers, they won’t be in terms of units.

    A three inch front is close to half scale as to be no nevermind. Plus, it allows easy scaling of large units at five stands, small at two and tiny at one.

    Warlord seems to be planning on this as they are already selling extra command stands at a horrendous price. I plan to get mine from Kalistra.

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    in reply to: Epic figures go onto the table #154803
    Thaddeus Blanchette
    Participant

    Beautiful stuff, Norm! Plus, I am glad to see someone doing what I plan to do: cut the bases.

    So you say the cut base is around 55mm or 2 inches?

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    in reply to: No More Plastics #154593
    Thaddeus Blanchette
    Participant

    I have one of those little posable wooden illustrator’s dolls, Ssane Max, which I occasionally use to pose figures. That said, Warlord’s are particularly easy to screw up, while North Star’s stuff for Oathmark is almost impossible to screw up. Victrix is in the middle, but they give you a big list of what arms fit with what figures, so that helps.

    Victrix is the worst on the fiddly-meter, but the mold quality is stunning. Much better than the metals of thirty years ago, that’s for sure!

    Oathmark is less flexible, but very easy to put together. They are less realistic, but nicely detailed.

    Warlord has mushy details, stilled poses, and are a royal pain to put together. I bought some thirty because they are relatively cheap in Brazil and I liked their Black Seas plastics. The figs are now filling out back ranks in my archer blocks and that is where they will stay.

    Really, with contact cement, putting these together is soooooo much easier than the filing, pinning and filling one needs to do with multipart metals. Even if there are gaps, all you need to do is wait a minute, then smoosh the parts together a bit more.

    For those who fondly remember old GW plastics, check out Northstar’s Oathmark and Frostgrave lines. They are finally what drew me back to giants from 3mm. Some serious thought went into these in terms of giving you a decent amount of choices, but reducing fiddliness to a minimum. Putting them together reminds me very much of tackling the old beakies.

     

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    in reply to: No More Plastics #154546
    Thaddeus Blanchette
    Participant

    Odd. I have just returned to painting 28mm after almost thirty years and I am having a BLAST, largely because of the new, interchangeable, “cheap” kits.

    Even here in Brazil, they are accessibly priced. You can pick up a basic SAGA army in plastic for 40 pounds.

    I love being able to chop and change my figures with ease and with all the Frostgrave bits floating about, I feel spoiled for choice.

    I do not like the Warlord plastics, however. They are stilted and have poor detail. But Victrix’s stuff is a dream! And the Oathmark figures hit a sweet spot for me: just exagerated enough to be fun, but not ridiculous like Mantic or GW.

    One thing that really helps assemblage for me is using classic model glue instead of super glue. Sticks on after a few seconds and fuses the plastic together so things are difficult to break apart.

    Yes, you do have to put some thought in how to pose them, but for me, that is part of the fun.

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

    Thaddeus Blanchette
    Participant

    Little tiny plastic blood drops by Litko might work.

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    Thaddeus Blanchette
    Participant

    For a portable game, I’d go with a roster. Otherwise the casualty tracker markers are liable to be too visually disturbing.

    However, if you can make legible diaorama style casualty markers (i.e. dead guys on a base), that might be worth a go.

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    in reply to: Finished 28mm Allied Italian Legion #154216
    Thaddeus Blanchette
    Participant

    Beautiful stuff!

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    Thaddeus Blanchette
    Participant

    3mm is a freebie scale, Steven: quick and cheap enough to dabble in without significant problems.

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    Thaddeus Blanchette
    Participant

    I can’t wait to see the whole set up!

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    in reply to: “Free” round 20mm textured bases… #154093
    Thaddeus Blanchette
    Participant

    I have been doing this to get textures which I then glue to plastic rounds.

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    in reply to: Thomaston's random project #154017
    Thaddeus Blanchette
    Participant

    Those taskforces are soooooooo cool, Thomaston.

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    in reply to: 10mm WFB #154014
    Thaddeus Blanchette
    Participant

    Beautiful stuff, Michael! And yes, Samantha can paint her own stripes. Tell her it will be empowering. 🙂

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    in reply to: Warlord epic ACW #153953
    Thaddeus Blanchette
    Participant

    I am excited, too, but mine will be in the U.S. until I can pick them up.

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    in reply to: The Genesis of Junta #153448
    Thaddeus Blanchette
    Participant

    Vincent, the game is a classic, right up their with Diplomacy. I think one Junta 99% of Ty Bomba’s work, taken together. So if it’s the only game you did, that is something to be very proud of!

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    in reply to: The Genesis of Junta #153412
    Thaddeus Blanchette
    Participant

    You were the creative mastermind behind Junta, Vince?

    Hat’s off, mate! That is one of the most brilliant games ever made!

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    Thaddeus Blanchette
    Participant

    Yep. I call it “apartment dweller scale”.

    You can play a traditional 6×4 game on a coffee table and it looks brilliant! You can also play mega-fucking-huge games on normal 6×4 table.

    Right now, I’m taking a break from 3mm for a bit, as I have just moved to a new apartment that actually has room for a 6×4 table in the office (collapsable, but still). So I allowed myself to go back to 28mm for ONE period/theme, just for the nostalgia of it. Oathmark and Saga have always tickled may fancy, so I have gone Dark Age Fantasy.

    But as soon as we finish unpacking (July?) I plan to rebase my fantasy set up along Mat’s lines.

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

    Thaddeus Blanchette
    Participant

    I can’t wait to see these finished!

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

    in reply to: 12mm on 4′ x 3′ ACW #150685
    Thaddeus Blanchette
    Participant

    This is what I am planning on doing with mine!

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    in reply to: Turtle Ships #150559
    Thaddeus Blanchette
    Participant

    I wish someone would do something like these up for fantasy 1/700 games. They could have a real orcy or dwarven vibe to them if done right.

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    in reply to: Thomaston's random project #150495
    Thaddeus Blanchette
    Participant

    You need to add a Stepfather Ted.

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    in reply to: Danish Brigade. #150438
    Thaddeus Blanchette
    Participant

    How did you do the snow?

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    Thaddeus Blanchette
    Participant

    🙂 I am getting into Oathmark for “small” medieval battles. My first 28mm project in a quarter century.

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    Thaddeus Blanchette
    Participant

    They scale VERY well with each other. If fact, I made my eagle riders into Romans and bought some Microworld beastmen to use as Roman minotaurs, just to give the Romans a fantasy twist. The Gauls and Hermans work great as barbarians.

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    Thaddeus Blanchette
    Participant

    Like I’ve said elsewhere, Mat, you’re making me want to rebase everything I have done,

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    in reply to: What You Look Like #150166
    Thaddeus Blanchette
    Participant

    Is that… is that Steve Martin?

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    in reply to: What You Look Like #150153
    Thaddeus Blanchette
    Participant

    …and me playing Uboat Commander during the pandemic.

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