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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.
Tired is enough.02/06/2023 at 18:27 in reply to: Short video showing the prettiest place in DCS #186855
I aprove of your choice of aircraft.
Tired is enough.29/05/2023 at 17:19 in reply to: Murdering MiGs(silly power fantasy in F16) #186723
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?
Tired is enough.27/05/2023 at 13:02 in reply to: Planning Summer 2023 project #186679
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).
Tired is enough.24/05/2023 at 11:41 in reply to: Planning Summer 2023 project #186538
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.
Figured I’ll be productive and do the adjacent hexes while I wait.
Tired is enough.23/05/2023 at 19:34 in reply to: Planning Summer 2023 project #186506
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%.
Tomorrow will be priming and then a long wait for new paint to arrive.
Tired is enough.22/05/2023 at 15:44 in reply to: Planning Summer 2023 project #186447
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.
Tired is enough.20/05/2023 at 18:39 in reply to: Planning Summer 2023 project #186402
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.
Tired is enough.15/05/2023 at 23:25 in reply to: Happy Top Gun Day. #186220
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.
Tired is enough.11/05/2023 at 09:45 in reply to: Drones in games, how would you model them. #186044
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.
Tired is enough.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?
Tired is enough.27/04/2023 at 16:39 in reply to: Spaceship Terrain #185607
Before everyone suggested foam balls I was thinking bowling or basket balls, but foam is a lot lighter.
Tired is enough.27/04/2023 at 16:36 in reply to: 3D dungeon crawls #185606
This is amazing. I need to more.
Tired is enough.26/04/2023 at 21:59 in reply to: My Hobby is a Sickness #185568
<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.
Tired is enough.26/04/2023 at 10:40 in reply to: My Hobby is a Sickness #185534
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.
Tired is enough.26/04/2023 at 10:29 in reply to: Silly question: Tank HE shell fuzes? #185533
This is some interesting stuff.
Tired is enough.26/04/2023 at 01:10 in reply to: Spaceship Terrain #185511
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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.
Tired is enough.25/04/2023 at 11:03 in reply to: Spaceship Terrain #185492
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?
Tired is enough.23/04/2023 at 08:40 in reply to: My Hobby is a Sickness #185437
<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.
Tired is enough.22/04/2023 at 15:33 in reply to: Korean War: Company on the Move #185427
Nice little story.
So as a new 2nd LT he basically scouted out and built the next camp for the company.
Tired is enough.22/04/2023 at 14:50 in reply to: My Hobby is a Sickness #185424
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.
Tired is enough.16/04/2023 at 10:00 in reply to: 10mm Terror of the Lichemaster #185208
Looking forward to seeing your twrrain work.
Tired is enough.16/04/2023 at 09:58 in reply to: P-47 destroying Germans in 1945 #185207
It also occurred to me P-47 might have a higher cockpit like how they raised F4U cocpit to look over the nose.
Tired is enough.15/04/2023 at 13:16 in reply to: P-47 destroying Germans in 1945 #185195
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?
Tired is enough.09/04/2023 at 07:41 in reply to: New Third Rates added to Collection Build #184926
I like those figureheads, are they metal?
Tired is enough.09/04/2023 at 07:38 in reply to: Microworld’s 3mm Fantasy Log #184925
I’m liking those horses.
Tired is enough.02/04/2023 at 22:28 in reply to: Fight:Wepon Future Year! (6mm scale Sci Fi Skirmish) #184665
You freehanded those insignias?
These smaller games are fun.
Tired is enough.25/03/2023 at 12:57 in reply to: Yeah hey, Im back #184464
Nice to see you back.
The none miniatures rules in the last 5Parsecs expansion had been giving me ideas.
Tired is enough.24/03/2023 at 16:14 in reply to: Necropolis28 – Undead skirmishing #184428
I’m facinated by the “narrative diorama skirmish game” tag. Sounds very much like my kind of thing. The alway “always wound” is also interesting, will be interested in seeing how it plays.
Tired is enough.20/03/2023 at 13:22 in reply to: Nimitz and the River Plate #184342
Thanks for replaying the battle. The second time round sounds much more even. Along with Tony S’s game it sounds llike results could swing pretty wildly based on dice results? I see possiblities for humorously narrative games.
Tired is enough.18/03/2023 at 21:58 in reply to: Nimitz and the River Plate #184318
Will you be replaying this again? The initiaves through half the game pretty much gave RN all the initiative. I’m curious if a second play mgiht give a more even result.
Tired is enough.11/03/2023 at 16:58 in reply to: Age of Sigmar magazine? #184138
Thanks for the link, you’re hot helping my wallet at all.
How do I tell what minis come with each issue?
Titanic, the ship? Don’t get me started on plastic model kits. I have a whole different rant on those.
Tired is enough.11/03/2023 at 11:35 in reply to: Age of Sigmar magazine? #184136
Even spread out, that’s more than I spend on wargames in 2-3 years.
That’s pretty good business for GW.
I’m kinda bummed I didn’t see the 40K version though, might have gotten a model or two.
Tired is enough.10/03/2023 at 20:30 in reply to: Age of Sigmar magazine? #184125
@ian and Andrew
Sounds like this is some king of army box split up into multiple issues?
I didn’t notice paint in the AOS issues, but interesting and sounds like one of those Airfix beginner boxes.
Tired is enough.09/03/2023 at 19:16 in reply to: Age of Sigmar magazine? #184091
Don’t know. I only saw the Age of Sigmar in the title with the sprues with it and pretty much noted the price and moved on.
It was moounted on a double width carboard kind of thing. The magazine on the left and a clear plastic box with sprues on the right.
I was also tempted to get it just to have something different to paint. Pretty cheap for GW price, but being AoS I didn’t know what the minis were and really had no interested than to note its existence.
I had no idea there’s a 40k version. Let me guess, the minis were Space Marines?
Tired is enough.10/02/2023 at 18:42 in reply to: Most common British WWII tank? #183266
Yeah, ‘iconic’ is probably the better word to use there. My excuse is I’m weird!
The idea behind the wuestion was what was the most commonly seen British tank in all theater. Like in the original post I’m looking for something to represent each nation.
Tired is enough.09/02/2023 at 23:49 in reply to: New Warlord resin #183226
This is very interesting.
I’m going to have to keep my eyes out for this.
Tired is enough.09/02/2023 at 23:48 in reply to: Most common British WWII tank? #183225
<p style=”font-size: 16px !important; line-height: 20px !important;”>The MH came in 2 versions, with R or L handed turrets…
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I didn’t know the lef and right turret thing. I saw something like a CTML? With a 37mm center turret?
I can see doing a little game were every tank is a variant of the universal carrier or Mk VI.
Tired is enough.09/02/2023 at 23:44 in reply to: Maving around #183224
Maverick splash damage is pretty high if the trucks got destroyed as well.
CBUs were anti-climatic, maybe something to do with the settings you were playing with earlier?
You forgot to do the obligatory flare popping when you pulled away 😀
Tired is enough.09/02/2023 at 09:07 in reply to: Most common British WWII tank? #183199
You’re right, its based on the Mk VI.
No idea about the Pz III conversion, I’m a WWII tank noob. From the stress on the front suspension though those guns must be real heavy.
On the other hand I found a tankette for the US, Marmon-Herrington CTLS.
Tired is enough.