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  • in reply to: Stroezie's painting log. #139520
    ThomastonThomaston
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    Looks great man.
    I’m interested in how you did the 4 sections on each tile. Took me a while to realize those were individual tiles and not sections.

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    in reply to: Whats you favorite “Unpopular” Rule Set? #139519
    ThomastonThomaston
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    I like Epic 40k. It’s just so simple and easy to hack.

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    in reply to: 10mm fantasy army showcases #139517
    ThomastonThomaston
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    These are imprssive. I didn’t think all those range of minis would fit so well together. Also like your trees, looks like they’re made from oats clumps.
    The ogre mercenaries are my favorite.

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    in reply to: RPG miniatrure sculpting WIP #139348
    ThomastonThomaston
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    I just press a blob on and push it around until it’s all covered. Works pretty well, and forces the greenstuff to stick to the print, I think.

    Rolling it out makes it too thick. I use 1:3 blue to yellow mix so it’ll be sticky and soft enough to push around. The trade off is it takes over night to fully cure.

    Thanks, not so much bad ass as obsessive.

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    in reply to: RPG miniatrure sculpting WIP #139345
    ThomastonThomaston
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    Yup, took over a week for the big one, should take a week for this one. It’s a hobby

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    ThomastonThomaston
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    That’s a real task. Thanks, it was an interesting read.

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    in reply to: RPG miniatrure sculpting WIP #139340
    ThomastonThomaston
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    It’s about 1/3 the footprint of the old one but still able to hold 3mm minis and hopefully 6mm.

    Possibly I could do 2-3 more eventually and connect them with the bigger keep for an expansive citadel.

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    in reply to: RPG miniatrure sculpting WIP #139304
    ThomastonThomaston
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    Smaller keep for smaller games.

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    in reply to: What's on your painting desk/table/corner #139300
    ThomastonThomaston
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    @Whirlwind
    I like the camo on these guys.

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    in reply to: Other Hobbys? #139278
    ThomastonThomaston
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    <p style=”font-size: 16px !important; line-height: 20px !important;”>War Gaming is the only hobby I can afford…..

    There’s a few hobbies like drawing that takes minimal investiment.

    I share a lot of other hobbies mentioned above, but the one I haven’t seen mentioned yet is lock picking. I don’t do it often, but I do when I can. Nowhere near as successful as you see in movies but I like the challenge. The great thing is one quality padlock can last a long time and I can go back, pick it a month later and it’ll be jsut as difficult. It also came in useful a few times.

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    in reply to: Microworld Elves #139273
    ThomastonThomaston
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    That’s a nice looking army.

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    in reply to: A Ruined Church in 15mm #139272
    ThomastonThomaston
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    I’m really impressed this was built from scratch.

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    in reply to: Combat Patrol is back…. #139158
    ThomastonThomaston
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    My understanding (from 3rd ed days) was Killteam is the gate way similar to Necromunda with a dozen minis and then Combat Patrol was the next step up, a 40K lite with minimum units with vehicles.

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    in reply to: New WH40K Table Size? #139137
    ThomastonThomaston
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    maybe they have partnered with Ikea for some flat packed gaming tables

    That sounds good.

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    in reply to: Blue World And Jungle Terrain #139063
    ThomastonThomaston
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    All you ned are some air jellyfish and you’ve got Pandora from Avatar.
    The jungle looks nice and dense too.

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    in reply to: KP&S: Fight for the Hill! #139062
    ThomastonThomaston
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    Nice terrain. Good use of Charisma by the blues. Funny that the only two range hits in the game managed to hit the shields on their target’s back.

    What did you think of the rules and how long did it take to play?

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    in reply to: New WH40K Table Size? #139060
    ThomastonThomaston
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    That is weird. Seeing as they’ve been coverting everything to proprietary stuff the cynic in me think this is so people who started the hobby with 9th ed would have a harder time converting to other games that still used 4’x6′.

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    in reply to: Epoxy + insulation board? #138757
    ThomastonThomaston
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    I’ll give ‘no more nails’ a try.

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    in reply to: Thuseld’s generic fantasy projects #138753
    ThomastonThomaston
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    Thanks, guys. unfortunately the search tool is way too useful, after 10 muninutes of playing around I’ve already have 20 figures in teh basket.

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    in reply to: Thuseld’s generic fantasy projects #138712
    ThomastonThomaston
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    Thanks. I checked the code on their website and the highest was around 91000 so I guess it’s not up on the store yet.

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    in reply to: Constantly having to log back in #138711
    ThomastonThomaston
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    Check your cookie settings to make sure it doesn’t delete cookies every session. Private browsing will also delete cookies if you close the browser.

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    in reply to: Thuseld’s generic fantasy projects #138615
    ThomastonThomaston
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    What’s the name of these last two minis? Some kind of elf wizard and barbarian?

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    in reply to: Operation Chunky Bandit #138595
    ThomastonThomaston
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    My head canon saw the event differently. The 50cal hit the tank’s headlights and the crew got slapped with a ticket by an overzealous traffice cop. The tank crew made the mistake of contacting HQ about it and was ordered back to Battalion to file a formal complaint against the police. I don’t know what form they had to fill in but, paper work.

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    in reply to: War for the Old World (3mm Microworld Fantasy) #138593
    ThomastonThomaston
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    Maybe paint up another stand with silver spears for comparison. Or highlight the tip of the spear with silver to give it a little more glint.

    Persoanlly I think the gold speartips makes it look like bronze.

    As I’ve stated on the ‘obsessive things’ thread, I don’t have any obsessions, not at all 

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    in reply to: RPG miniatrure sculpting WIP #138592
    ThomastonThomaston
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    Goats and some more minis.

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    in reply to: War for the Old World (3mm Microworld Fantasy) #138587
    ThomastonThomaston
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    I actually counted, 40 elves on the stand.

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    in reply to: I have a table! #138586
    ThomastonThomaston
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    I like it too. It looks like the grass is rippling in the wind.

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    in reply to: RPG miniatrure sculpting WIP #138573
    ThomastonThomaston
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    I’ll give horse armature another try.

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    in reply to: Operation Chunky Bandit #138571
    ThomastonThomaston
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    This campaign really doesn’t like tanks.
    Running away from 50cal is shameful.

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    in reply to: What is your most obsessive thing? #138506
    ThomastonThomaston
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    I’m not obsessive at all.

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    in reply to: War for the Old World (3mm Microworld Fantasy) #138505
    ThomastonThomaston
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    Elves looks like they have a lot of fast movers. What’s the flying stands to the right?

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    in reply to: RPG miniatrure sculpting WIP #138479
    ThomastonThomaston
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    Had armatures 3D printed for 3mm minis. Wasn’t happy with 3D printed minis, they were missing something. Also it can get very expensive if I wanted to have my minis just right. The current 3mm minis I’m using were hand-sculpted, but it was difficult keeping size and proportion consistent.

    The batch I printed had 450 armatures. I thought it’ll be enough to last a year, but I’m not sure anymore.

    Pretty happy with the result, for now. Having a uniformly sized and solid armature to work from really sped up the sculpting. I managed to sculpt and paint 60 minis in a week, my previous efforts was a third that. Painting them was a pain though, since I didn’t want them to look uniform but still able to recognize them as belonging to different units.

    Originally intended for Knyghte Pyke and Sworde. I was going to do groups of 15, but got lazy and settled for groups of 9, plus 6 characters. Unfortunately, I’ve forgotten how to make 3mm horses, so no mounted troops.

    Not much else to say except, these have enough details on them now, I probably wouldn’t be going back to 6mm.

    What I really want to make are goats. They might be too small though, and like the horses, I’ve forgotten I how I did animals at this scale.

     

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    in reply to: Operation Chunky Bandit #138421
    ThomastonThomaston
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    Command team charging a supported BMP on high ground and win?
    Things went bad in the first half and then got amazingly favorable at the end -_-‘

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    in reply to: Lockdown Epic painting #138420
    ThomastonThomaston
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    Very cool. I like these classic rhinos more than the new spiffy ones.

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    in reply to: Operation Chunky Bandit #138346
    ThomastonThomaston
    Participant

    What happened to the recoiless? I had hopes of it blowing all the Cubans away.

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    in reply to: Thomaston's random project #138345
    ThomastonThomaston
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    @Thuseld
    The 6mm fantasy stuff are too dynamic to cast, too many gaps and space. The modern stuff should cast ok. I’ve copied parts using press moulds in 6mm and they came out very nice, except I had trouble aligning the two half of the mould. In the end I jsut moulded the front of the minis and sculped the back on.

    @Thaddeus
    I would like to see your dreadlocks. I’ve never been good with hair, it’s as if I don’t push hard enough on the putty so details were always too shallow.

    @Jack
    Hermit crabs are just lumps of putty, but the girl scouts are there in the bottom photo.
    And I’m not busy, I’m lazy.


    @Stephen

    Oooooh, rubber ducky flotilla sounds good. But I’m already onto my next project, doing new 3mm fantasy minis.

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    in reply to: 3D printers #138230
    ThomastonThomaston
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    Please update us once you’ve printed something. I have my sight on the Epax 1X but couldn’t find one in the UK.

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    in reply to: Operation Chunky Bandit #138220
    ThomastonThomaston
    Participant

    Thought the VAb would die for sure.
    The enemy should have had reinforcements, as it was it felt a little too easy.

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    in reply to: Where can I get flock like this? #138195
    ThomastonThomaston
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    They arived.
    For reference the JS codes are saw dust and JFT codes were the cork stuff I was looking for.
    Thans all.

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    in reply to: Thomaston's random project #138099
    ThomastonThomaston
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    Haven’t doing anything in months but I’ve been looking at my history of work and would like to share my almost complete sculpting history. Most of it had only started once I joined this forum.

    I can’t remember the year of the first sculpt but it was when I first got into WH40K (3rd ed at the time, and Epic 40k was still available), and for some reason I wanted to sculpt a fantasy anime catgirl shooting an arrow. Never did finish the sculpt. she had lost an ear and her tail through the decades.

    After that failure I got into Demonworld and 15mm wasn’t as intimidating as my first ambitious attempt.

    Following that was the long dark anime years. I could date the third sculpt to around 2010.

    The anime Tau can be dated if you can find the thread on another forum where someone started working on a mini based on this art work. I got caught in the tauboi stampeed.

    To the left: My first ever 6mm sculpts, and they were very tall.

    To the right: Some may remember these.

    These 6mm were the first sculpts I was happy with. After finished the ones on the left I stopped for a few years before doing the ones on the right. These convinced me, I could sculpt reasonable minis and the group to the left weren’t fluke. There’s at least a 5 year gap between the two groups.

     

    Got pretty confident with 6mm and began playing with multi scales of the same characters. The 15mm were only concepts for the 6mm version though.

    Decided to try my hands at sculpting animals, in 3mm and 6mm
    https://www.thewargameswebsite.com/wp-content/uploads/hm_bbpui/138099/pfin98umvqc63rp0afgui4li85h2bd03.png

     

     

     

     

     

    With the coming release of a game called Amthem (which turned out to be a flop). I decided to play Anthem in 3mm and sculpted these.

    Turned out it wasn’t all that fun in 3mm either.

     

    Edit: Actually forgot to mention these guys. The infamous and woefully ineffective STD team.

    You remember this guy, the pondering dinosaur.

    And the Tau scavenger girl.
    Returned to my fondeness for Taus. I like that they have hooves for feet, I thought it was cool at the time and still think it’s refreshing from aliens wearing shoes. Comparing her to my first mini was pretty scarry.

    Then there was this little experiement for skirmish 6mm. Crashed and burned hard, because they were still too big compared to the vehicles.

    THE END

    Except for these guys.  I went back to my 3mm roots and cartoony style of the first game I posted here.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Very sorry if this eats up bandwidth.

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