The GRcade Tabletop Gaming & Miniature Painting Thread (Warhammer etc)

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by Trelliz » Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:12 pm

Thats a solid model, nice job. Looking at them too closely will always show the flaws; hold it at arms length and at waist height standing up as thats where you'll normally be looking at them from when they're on the table.

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by False » Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:32 pm

lol you are quite right, at the moment he lives underneath my saturn v and next to my lunar lander and mclaren 720 and looks quite good from that distance

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by Green Gecko » Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:40 pm

Yeah always look at your work from viewing distance also while working on it or you'll get obsessed with intricacies no-one else appreciates. I mean lots of details add up to a good model yeah but that I've spent years on individual troops is strawberry floating ridiculous.

I went to "Warhammer" as it's now known in Brighton and it was bad (obviously favouring speed/bulk). There were whole areas of minis without even a basic shade.

There's a balance to be struck. I also find myself building successive layers of shade that just disappear when cured, over and over again, when I should really move into the next hue just to finish the thing. It's not very rewarding otherwise, punishing even.

When I really dig into the old white dwarf eavy metal team stuff there are loads of flaws, especially on the troops on table shots. So it's about the overall scene. Increase the detail with scale where these things can be seen and justified on much more expensive models, or on faces, swords, weapons, shoulder pads etc. Kind of go with the flow of the sculpture and focus on highlighting the stand out features of the model. On nids this is rending claws, carapace, teeth, tongues, weapons, jungle bases etc.

If the models are looking like that in store I might go in and see if I can get a freelancing gig :lol:

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by False » Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:36 pm

this website is really cool

https://bitsofwar.com/

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by Green Gecko » Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:24 pm

Nice stuff. The "concrete" bases would significantly speed up my genestealer cult army that's going with that smashed up "camo in the city" concrete/rock/moss sort of look (think The Last of Us), and I like the mushrooms as well for my 'nids which are forest based. Possibly a few alternative weaponised arms for genestealers as there's nothing fun about painting those (I have about 32).

I spent about 6 hours just finishing the highlights on a homogaunt the other day and then sculpting a base, which honestly isn't really necessary with the nice resin bases up for sale these days. I do use about 5 different kids of flock/foliage though.

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by Trelliz » Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:03 am

The problem with resin bases is that over time they really up the cost of an army. I bought some but then also got some models off ebay who are plastic cemented to their based so are never coming off, so am going to have to rethink that. I've got a few texture rollers from green stuff world:
http://www.greenstuffworld.com/en/159-25-28-mm-0-0n30 which will make basing a lot of my guys easier.

Green Gecko wrote:Nice stuff. The "concrete" bases would significantly speed up my genestealer cult army that's going with that smashed up "camo in the city" concrete/rock/moss sort of look


I wasn't sure about how to do my GSC, i had the wild idea to paint them up like how you could have them in the first edition of 40k; a genestealer cult that fell to chaos but i already have a chaos force on the go, so instead i'm going with a full on mad max fury road-style Rusted Claw cult with lots of weathering and rust.

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by Green Gecko » Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:18 pm

I have some of those original models but mine are more based around the idea of an in inner-city rebel force that grew out of abandoned facilities and sewers etc, so a sort of militant steampunk vibe. They are light blue highlights and dark green mostly. I'll post some pics.

Yeah, those bases could get expensive.. but I don't mind filling the gaps with my own sculpts. It's more the sheer amount of time I spend sculpting bases compared to the model itself, which hampers getting any actual playable units finished.

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PostRe: The GRcade Tabletop Gaming & Miniature Painting Thread (Warhammer etc)
by Yoshimi » Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:44 pm

Not quite miniature, so I hope you don't mind me posting this. Painted my first Gundam model...

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by Garth » Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:53 pm

That looks great!

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by Green Gecko » Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:11 pm

Nice work with the spray technique. I may have just added a handful more panel lines.

I have like 6 big'uns to make that my brother left behind before moving to Japan (where he can get whatever he wants of course). Inlcuding a massive Perfect Grade (or maybe perfect grade) Freedom Gundam.

I want to get some sprays or an airbrush (for some reason I have a compressor by itself) because brush strokes would just show up so much or I might fair better using a decent primer and some oils as they self-level better. Thing is decent spray paints are so strawberry floating expensive especially if you need several colours; you're paying more than the model is worth. Airbrush is much better as you can use only what you need and get a lot out of a pot using thinners. The downside is you have to clean it thoroughly every time you use it, but you can get so much detail and control over the spray.

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PostRe: The GRcade Tabletop Gaming & Miniature Painting Thread (Warhammer etc)
by Yoshimi » Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:15 am

Thanks for the feedback. I just got a few Gundam pens, so I will be adding more panel lines at some point. Need to add more decals too. I had trouble with the water decals, so need to try again with those. The 'rub' decals worked much better.

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by Lagamorph » Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:23 am

Yoshimi wrote:Not quite miniature, so I hope you don't mind me posting this. Painted my first Gundam model...

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When it comes to Gundams I think anything smaller than 50 feet can be safely classed as miniature.

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by Green Gecko » Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:27 pm

Yoshimi wrote:Thanks for the feedback. I just got a few Gundam pens, so I will be adding more panel lines at some point. Need to add more decals too. I had trouble with the water decals, so need to try again with those. The 'rub' decals worked much better.

There are some fluids you can get that act as a very mild glue for the water-slides, as well as a retardant so they don't dry too quickly, but I forget what the product is.

Actually I think it's one where you apply them with water (LOTS of water) and then once they're tacked you paint over them with this fluid that basically melts them down slightly and they conform much better. Might be worth investigating that. It's probably a Humbrol or Tamiya product.

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