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

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by Trelliz » Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:07 pm

Kezzer wrote:Part of me really wants to get into aircraft builds


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Regardless of what you use them for (although there are air combat wargames out there), models are cool. There are plenty of kits and manufacturers to choose from. Bear in mind that as with miniatures, your first efforts will not be great, but its about the journey not the destination:


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PostRe: The GRcade Tabletop Gaming & Miniature Painting Thread (Warhammer etc)
by Kezzer » Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:09 pm

My big problem just now is space, I am renting a room and it is already crammed with my photograph stuff, PC, Guitar - general life equipment

hopefully in the next few months i'll have my own place and can start doing this to chill out.

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PostRe: The GRcade Tabletop Gaming & Miniature Painting Thread (Warhammer etc)
by False » Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:00 pm

I hate that guy in those videos

hes all like 'its cool to be bad' and says the same thing again and again in different ways

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PostRe: The GRcade Tabletop Gaming & Miniature Painting Thread (Warhammer etc)
by <]:^D » Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:44 pm

have you watched many of his videos? hes good.

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by Green Gecko » Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:07 pm

If you're anything like me and have a seemingly endless circle of arts oriented hobbies you either need a house, a shed, a basement of preferably all of those things. But the trick really is to actually very carefully manage stock of less and better gear and don't just keep buying gooseberry fool you already have. I have model kits from decades back, I don't need another plane or car or whatever, there's always one to build whenever I want (but not like, ten). If you blend paints and use washes you can get more done with less. I recycle all kinds of crap for sculpting and base making too.

It's pretty inconvenient but really I've tried doing minimal and digital stuff and I either get bored or and get stuck at the starting point because there's nothing to go on. Creativity doesn't exist in a vacuum. It's just not fun, some of it is about the stuff and physically handling and playing with it to make new things.

At least that's what I'll keep telling myself. I always have an unseen bank balance if I clear it all out though. All in cupboards and crates etc. I can't imagine what life is like for people with no hobbies or just tv, newspaper etc I'd go totally nuts. I've always had art materials and projects etc going. Maybe it just how I was brought up. Pretty much anything I get my hands on I've built on or made or customised etc.

Miniatures are pretty slim and the expense makes it not really possible to hoard them unless you're a thankless rich kid. Can all fit in one chest.

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PostRe: The GRcade Tabletop Gaming & Miniature Painting Thread (Warhammer etc)
by False » Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:57 pm

<]:^D wrote:have you watched many of his videos? hes good.


he’s fine, has one of those personalities that grates me that’s all

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PostRe: The GRcade Tabletop Gaming & Miniature Painting Thread (Warhammer etc)
by Trelliz » Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:10 am

If anyone needs to remove paint from plastic as well as metal models, i was recommended Bartoline Clean Spirit and i can confirm its good. Its cheap, biodegradable, non-toxic and doesn't stink like dettol.

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PostRe: The GRcade Tabletop Gaming & Miniature Painting Thread (Warhammer etc)
by False » Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:55 pm

wunderbar

Ive been struggling for a good paint stripper

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by Green Gecko » Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:06 pm

Trelliz wrote:If anyone needs to remove paint from plastic as well as metal models, i was recommended Bartoline Clean Spirit and i can confirm its good. Its cheap, biodegradable, non-toxic and doesn't stink like dettol.

The entire half litre or so of dettol I used previously in a tub has almost totally evaporated, so thanks for that. I have a few more to strip and that's it for me. Can't really be arsed buying nerfed up models on eBay, got plenty. And that turned out waaaay more expensive than I was planning (dropped about £70 on £3-£5 minis etc).

Oh and this is probably a Known Thing but NEVER strip resin models, unless you want them to look like a toasted cheese sandwich with permanent gout.

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PostRe: The GRcade Tabletop Gaming & Miniature Painting Thread (Warhammer etc)
by False » Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:26 am

I have only stripped one model so far, mainly because I have THE FEAR regarding stripping any of the newer ones - I have no idea what they are made of really and so scared that edges and stuff will just meld into one

also ordered myself one of these to see whats its all about: https://www.assetdrop.co/

got the heroine and the paint box

Ill post up what I get if anyone else is interested in them, then we can trade affiliate codes and get.. something?

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PostRe: The GRcade Tabletop Gaming & Miniature Painting Thread (Warhammer etc)
by False » Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:11 pm

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deffo not my best model - I underestimated the difficulty of white, and the model is way way smaller than you'd think from the art

here she is compared to my other flagship boiz for a sense of scale

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PostRe: The GRcade Tabletop Gaming & Miniature Painting Thread (Warhammer etc)
by Trelliz » Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:55 am

Nice job, i'm going to be ordering a big new desk soon so will have the space for everything.

The bartoline is great but i need a better brush for scrubbing the paint off, especially for some older models that are painted with god knows what.

Also this happened:
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PostRe: The GRcade Tabletop Gaming & Miniature Painting Thread (Warhammer etc)
by Green Gecko » Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:47 pm

Personally I've never got on with painting up from white base. I always go black or I've got a new Vallejo PU light grey primer which I've used on rocks and washed those down instead. I just can't get the same degree of contrast a

I've tried it in the past and I just always feel it's too flat and it takes a lot longer the break through what I call the 2/3rds points where it starts to feel like it's getting somewhere;- you have to break through that point.

Interesting because similarly I prefer to paint up from a "ground" in fine art or paint in negative, basically I don't like starting with white paper with wet media. It's not really realistic - in reality we are seeing an absence of light if it's dark etc.. So start with nothing and add light. Just always made more sense to me than the other way around. Find it way easier to add successive layers of shade and highlights than the "shade down" from lighter colours.

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PostRe: The GRcade Tabletop Gaming & Miniature Painting Thread (Warhammer etc)
by False » Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:52 pm

I started from wraithbone

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PostRe: The GRcade Tabletop Gaming & Miniature Painting Thread (Warhammer etc)
by Trelliz » Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:31 am



If i need to do white this is how i will do it, especially on dark/black armour; it doesn't have to be 'proper' white, just light enough that your eye/brain tells you it is compared to the rest of the armour from a few feet away, unless you look very closely.

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PostRe: The GRcade Tabletop Gaming & Miniature Painting Thread (Warhammer etc)
by Garth » Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:09 pm

Wow they're making an Eisenhorn TV show:
https://www.warhammer-community.com/201 ... -120818249

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PostRe: The GRcade Tabletop Gaming & Miniature Painting Thread (Warhammer etc)
by False » Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:16 am

order from artel w, got my sisters alternative heads ready for the new squads and my new big boi who'll be my warboss

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and forgot to post about the loot drop thing I got, pretty happy with it for a first one, gonna keep it up for a few months and see how it goes

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PostRe: The GRcade Tabletop Gaming & Miniature Painting Thread (Warhammer etc)
by Green Gecko » Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:38 pm

Nice, they know how to package stuff. I need to try harder on that front... But it's really hard to be eco friendly as well and damn packaging is expensive. Best way to do it is with simple stickers and inserts like that.

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PostRe: The GRcade Tabletop Gaming & Miniature Painting Thread (Warhammer etc)
by Trelliz » Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:20 am

I'm thinking of selling some of my non-starter 40k projects to fund getting into historical wargames - I still want to do 40k but perhaps have a bit less on the go at once, especially as I could get a box of 40+ 28mm 17th century infantry for the price of 10 Imperial guard. My genestealer cult never got started and got sidelined once I started my Renegades and Heretics to support the Chaos Knights and Chaos Space Marines so they can go.

I'm drawn to both Pike and Shotte (28mm English Civil War/Thirty Years War, made by the people who make Bolt Action) and Seven Days to the River Rhine (15mm Cold War gone hot, tank battles)

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by Green Gecko » Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:04 pm

Might be interested in miscellaneous genestealer cult stuff so you can pop a note in here.

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