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Title: Whats on your painting table/workbench?
Post by: TheCommandTent on July 08, 2012, 08:47:36 PM
This is the thread for miniature gamers to post pictures of whats on your painting table, workbench, or any WIP.
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Post by: TheCommandTent on July 08, 2012, 08:48:52 PM
I'll get this started.  In the picture below you can see I have a few projects going on my painting table.  The mass of figures in the middle are a recent purchase I made on eBay of painted figures that I am giving a wash and basing.

(http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z397/SoccerDJ04/Ontheworkbench.jpg)
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Post by: LongBlade on July 09, 2012, 09:44:31 AM
I've got a bunch of stuff in midstream but my most recent purchase is a cheap model of the Lost in Space robot. for some reason I'm really stoked to paint it. Don't know why, but it's what I've been looking forward to for a couple of weeks while I was out of town.

It's an easy build and only about three or so inches high in the photo. I'm not sure I'll even fill in the seams as it's probably more work than is worth. But it's got me really jazzed. At this point the rest of the model is mostly clear parts so I'll prime and start painting what's assembled and then add the rest once it's done.

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j349/longblade/GrogHeads/lostinspacerobo1.jpg)
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Post by: TheCommandTent on July 09, 2012, 06:33:30 PM
I am assuming that won't be for gaming but it will make a great desk toy. :)
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Post by: Staggerwing on July 09, 2012, 06:35:51 PM
I am assuming that won't be for gaming but it will make a great desk toy. :)

It will no doubt serve as an early warning system against zombie attack. Now all LB has to do is change his name to 'Will Robinson' and he's good to go...
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Post by: LongBlade on July 09, 2012, 07:01:46 PM
I am assuming that won't be for gaming but it will make a great desk toy. :)

It will no doubt serve as an early warning system against zombie attack. Now all LB has to do is change his name to 'Will Robinson' and he's good to go...

That is an excellent point. The constant warnings for someone other than myself are likely to be ignored. I should have thought of that before I paid for it.

Yes, I'm thinking it will make excellent office decor. Until the zombies come. Then I don't have to be faster than the zombies - just faster than my robot (who will be shouting, "Danger, Will Robinson!")
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Post by: Rekim on July 09, 2012, 09:01:52 PM
my table/workbench is dedicated to some type of wargame 99% of the time...naturally  ;)

ASL or VG Carrier taking up most of the time these days.

the table top is plexiglass. I throw a older sheet of plexiglass on top of that to convert it to workbench mode.
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Post by: LongBlade on July 09, 2012, 09:11:56 PM
Good point, Rekim.

That image I took wasn't from my "workbench." That was from a side table where I sometimes file and assemble models in the family room. When I'm ready to actually start making a mess I'll head to my library which has a big drop cloth on it.

Or sometimes I will bring a lapdesk into the family room, but only for more detailed painting - the fam likes me being in the room with them...sometimes.
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Post by: TheCommandTent on July 25, 2012, 09:24:34 PM
Several months ago I scored two great deals on eBay using some left over gift cards.  Given how slow I am at painting I lucked out by getting the great deals on some prepainted figures.  I believe they are GW LOTR Moria Goblins but I will be using them in my fantasy campaign.  In the picture below you can see most of them on my workbench how I received them waiting for some touch up.


(http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z397/SoccerDJ04/goblinsbefore.jpg)


As you can see I bought them mostly painted and glued to their bases.  The goblin flesh was not a bright enough green for my taste.  The need for a brighter green is because they also all need a dark wash to bring out the details. So after adding a brighter coat of green, basing them and giving them a black wash I have some bad guys for my campaign.


(http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z397/SoccerDJ04/goblinsafter.jpg)


Not a very good picture but my camera has been acting up.  I did a simple brown base with a light highlight.  Grass and other plants don't survive long under the trampling feet of goblins.
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Post by: LongBlade on July 25, 2012, 10:59:34 PM
Cool.

I've got a bunch of Flames of War minis that are in mid-paint. I'll probably break out my airbrush to do them. Just been putting it off because I don't really feel like I'm ready for the setup (not that it's huge, but I'm nibbling around the edges).
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Post by: TheCommandTent on July 26, 2012, 07:06:46 AM
Cool.

I've got a bunch of Flames of War minis that are in mid-paint. I'll probably break out my airbrush to do them. Just been putting it off because I don't really feel like I'm ready for the setup (not that it's huge, but I'm nibbling around the edges).


You've got an airbrush!  Im jealous.  I am such a slow painter and generally don't paint alot at once so I haven't been able to justify getting one.
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Post by: LongBlade on July 26, 2012, 09:47:54 AM
You've got an airbrush!  Im jealous.  I am such a slow painter and generally don't paint alot at once so I haven't been able to justify getting one.

I don't paint as much as I should (or could) but it's nice to have. I bought a good dual-action brush. I still don't really have the hang of it, but when the kids go back to school I'll break it out and start catching up on stuff. I've developed something of a backlog of Stuff To Paint.

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Post by: TheCommandTent on July 26, 2012, 10:15:18 AM
You've got an airbrush!  Im jealous.  I am such a slow painter and generally don't paint alot at once so I haven't been able to justify getting one.

I don't paint as much as I should (or could) but it's nice to have. I bought a good dual-action brush. I still don't really have the hang of it, but when the kids go back to school I'll break it out and start catching up on stuff. I've developed something of a backlog of Stuff To Paint.

Do you use it just for base coating or can you get some of the detail work done with it?
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Post by: LongBlade on July 26, 2012, 10:26:11 AM
Do you use it just for base coating or can you get some of the detail work done with it?

Not really sure.

Mostly I use it for quick a quick base coat. However I have three needle sizes and one is for fine brushing. I've not used it yet, but I suspect that it will work well enough. In the past I did use it once to spray on some camo on a Lehman Russ scale tank. I'm figuring that I'll use it to give some nice camo splotches to my Flames minis.
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Post by: TheCommandTent on July 26, 2012, 01:53:31 PM
^I'll be interested to see your results.
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Post by: GJK on August 03, 2012, 11:39:29 PM
This weeks project was a new dice tower.  ASL game day tomorrow so it'll get its first use there.  :)

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Post by: Rekim on August 04, 2012, 12:43:45 AM
Wow. Sweet tower Gary. Nice finish.

Is your ASL session a gathering, or a single opponent?

My (store bought) tower is currently in use on my workbench

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-p86AldTy1kc/UBy-NCxX8zI/AAAAAAAAAtw/PHKC2lk0XH4/s658/Untitled+Photo)
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Post by: TheCommandTent on August 04, 2012, 06:40:40 AM
Nice looking towers guys!  Those look so much better then the one I made out of thick cardboard.

http://thecommandtent.blogspot.com/2010/05/quick-dice-tower.html


One of these days I am going to have to attempt to do one up right like those.
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Post by: LongBlade on August 04, 2012, 08:35:42 AM
Agreed - nice towers.

Last couple of days I've laid a base coat of dark yellow on my late war Flames of War Kraut tanks.

I used two different brands to see their results and was surprised that he Vallejo Model Color and the Tamiya were clearly different from each other.

I also applied some of GW's new rust wash on the treads and was disappointed by the results.
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Post by: Bison on August 04, 2012, 10:56:06 AM
I need a man cave!
Title: Re: Whats on your painting table/workbench?
Post by: LongBlade on August 04, 2012, 04:56:40 PM
I need a man cave!

Well, I have one.

But my wife likes me to sit in the family room and paint/game there. Doesn't matter if I tune them out or not, she just likes having me in the same room. She wanted me to buy a Games Workshop paint station so that I could paint in the family room even though I have a perfectly good painting table in my library.

So most of the time I spend time there (like now).

However, in the near future I'm going to need to break out the airbrush to get the camo I want on my Flames minis, and that's going to best be done with some canvas to catch any overspray, and that means the library.
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Post by: TheCommandTent on August 04, 2012, 05:05:09 PM
I need a man cave!

Well, I have one.

But my wife likes me to sit in the family room and paint/game there. Doesn't matter if I tune them out or not, she just likes having me in the same room. She wanted me to buy a Games Workshop paint station so that I could paint in the family room even though I have a perfectly good painting table in my library.

So most of the time I spend time there (like now).


I hope you went ahead and bought that.  I don't think I've ever had my wife say she wanted me to buy something for the hobby.  :)

I have more of a man corner.  I have a table and my paints set up in the corner of a small room.  Renting a small house does not lend itself to much room for "my stuff" as my wife likes to call it.
Title: Re: Whats on your painting table/workbench?
Post by: LongBlade on August 04, 2012, 05:12:36 PM
I hope you went ahead and bought that.  I don't think I've ever had my wife say she wanted me to buy something for the hobby.  :)

Well, yes, I did. My wife is pretty indulgent in that regard.
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Post by: Bison on August 04, 2012, 11:01:07 PM
Was in the LGS today and they had a huge rack of Flames minis that were on sale for 40% off.  I had a fleeting thought to pick up a bunch of them because it seemed like such a great deal.  Then I remembered I have no where to store or work on them atm, so the window shopping of minis continues on my end.
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Post by: LongBlade on August 05, 2012, 06:47:10 AM
Was in the LGS today and they had a huge rack of Flames minis that were on sale for 40% off. 

My first Flames tank was a Tiger I bought just to have hanging around on my desk.

40% off is a good deal, but makes me wonder - is there no gaming interest at that store? Generally that's a sign they're liquidating inventory because there's not much interest.
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Post by: LongBlade on August 06, 2012, 10:48:12 AM
I just completed the camo schemes for a squad of Tigers and KingTigers. I took the less-is-more strategy with a bit of dazzle paint inspiration.

What's kind of interesting to me is that from a top-down view it appears the camo from the turret aligns with the camo of the hull. That is entirely coincidental - I painted both pieces separately and made no conscious effort to have any alignment. One shot shows the turrets off so you can see the full modeling of the hull camo.

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j349/longblade/Grogopolis/TigerTime3.jpg)


(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j349/longblade/Grogopolis/TigerTime2.jpg)


(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j349/longblade/Grogopolis/TigerTime1.jpg)
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Post by: Rekim on August 06, 2012, 05:20:57 PM
Camo looks awesome LB.
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Post by: LongBlade on August 06, 2012, 05:25:11 PM
Thank you. I think I like it well enough that I'm going to do my entire force with it.
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Post by: TheCommandTent on August 06, 2012, 06:40:18 PM
Nice looking tanks!  Will you give them a wash when the painting is all done?
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Post by: LongBlade on August 06, 2012, 09:05:43 PM
Nice looking tanks!  Will you give them a wash when the painting is all done?

Probably. I'm on the fence - I have the heavy/dark wash from Army painter, but I'm not sure what that will do to them. I may apply it to my wirbelwinds to see how it turns out.
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Post by: Bison on August 07, 2012, 03:39:50 AM
I'm just glad you went with the fantastic 4 and not the green lantern sticker!


Nice work lb
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Post by: TheCommandTent on August 07, 2012, 06:26:20 AM
Those would probably do well with a light to medium black wash.  It would really bring out the detail on the tanks, especially from a top down perspective.
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Post by: W8taminute on August 07, 2012, 07:25:38 AM
Forgive my ignorance on the subject but what does washing your model mean in the context you guys are talking about?

I've been toying with the idea of revisiting my childhood hobby of model making as a teaching tool for my kids so I'm genuinely curious.
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Post by: LongBlade on August 07, 2012, 09:35:57 AM
Forgive my ignorance on the subject but what does washing your model mean in the context you guys are talking about?

I've been toying with the idea of revisiting my childhood hobby of model making as a teaching tool for my kids so I'm genuinely curious.

A wash doesn't mean "soap & water" (though washing your models before you prime them is often recommended, that isn't what we're talking about).

A wash in this context means: after the paint job is final, putting a finishing coat on it to add shadows and such.

A wash can be a watered-down color or it can be a special finishing coat. In any case, the idea is that a darker coat (and this can be brown, blue, grey, black or something like it) seeps into the cracks around the model and darkens them. It creates a higher contrast and brings out certain details. The wash also will cling to the edges or raised parts of the model such as a hatch, to help define those better, too.

This article seems to explain the concept and also provide some decent before-and-after images: http://www.scalemodelguide.com/guide/painting/paint-washes/
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Post by: W8taminute on August 07, 2012, 09:45:10 AM
^Thanks LB for the article.  That is a neat little trick to bring out the small details. 
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Post by: TheCommandTent on August 07, 2012, 06:47:37 PM
A wash is also helpful for people like me who are not the best at painting the details or "painting within the lines."  It can cover up small mistakes and blend things while bringing out the detail so the figures look good while you stand above them moving them around the battlefield.  Just don't inspect my figures with a magnifying glass.  ;D
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Post by: bob48 on August 08, 2012, 12:45:16 PM
Just to add to that; a little dry-brushing can also bring out the high-lights and, if done carefully, can really enhance the finished look. It does take a bit of practise, but its worth the effort.
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Post by: TheCommandTent on August 08, 2012, 12:54:52 PM
Just to add to that; a little dry-brushing can also bring out the high-lights and, if done carefully, can really enhance the finished look. It does take a bit of practise, but its worth the effort.

I still can't make dry-brushing look quite right on my figures.  However, I use it when I build terrain and it really adds to the finished look.
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Post by: LongBlade on August 08, 2012, 01:34:34 PM
Just to add to that; a little dry-brushing can also bring out the high-lights and, if done carefully, can really enhance the finished look. It does take a bit of practise, but its worth the effort.

I still can't make dry-brushing look quite right on my figures.  However, I use it when I build terrain and it really adds to the finished look.

Part of the secret to dry brushing is to have very little paint. Dab the brush in the paint, then wipe maybe 70 - 80% off. Then do the dry brush.
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Post by: bob48 on August 08, 2012, 01:39:19 PM
^Absolutely. Its a skill worth gaining, without doubt.
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Post by: TheCommandTent on August 12, 2012, 03:14:27 PM
(http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z397/SoccerDJ04/ArchersofAshwood2.jpg)

Just finished up some 28mm archers for my campaign world.  I call them The Archers of Ashwood.  You can read their backstory on my blog.

http://thecommandtent.blogspot.com/2012/08/the-archers-of-ashwood.html
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Post by: LongBlade on August 12, 2012, 03:39:32 PM
(http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z397/SoccerDJ04/ArchersofAshwood2.jpg)

Just finished up some 28mm archers for my campaign world.  I call them The Archers of Ashwood.  You can read their backstory on my blog.

http://thecommandtent.blogspot.com/2012/08/the-archers-of-ashwood.html

Very nice.
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Post by: Staggerwing on August 12, 2012, 04:06:12 PM
They are good! What do you use for the grass? It looks thinner than what I've seen on most of the minis out there.
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Post by: TheCommandTent on August 12, 2012, 04:32:37 PM
Thanks guys!


@Stagger - I am just using Woodlands Scenics Medium Green static grass flock

http://woodlandscenics.woodlandscenics.com/show/Item/FL635/page/1
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Post by: Arctic Blast on August 12, 2012, 05:14:56 PM
(http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z397/SoccerDJ04/ArchersofAshwood2.jpg)

Just finished up some 28mm archers for my campaign world.  I call them The Archers of Ashwood.  You can read their backstory on my blog.

http://thecommandtent.blogspot.com/2012/08/the-archers-of-ashwood.html

Is the third guy from the left a medieval Chuck Norris? I think that might be cheating... ;D
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Post by: LongBlade on August 12, 2012, 08:53:14 PM
They are good! What do you use for the grass? It looks thinner than what I've seen on most of the minis out there.

I've heard if you use the regular grass but put it in plastic cement the blades stand up. That might be one of the secrets.
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Post by: TheCommandTent on August 13, 2012, 06:18:39 AM
I just randomly smear white Elmers glue on the base in a thing layer and then cover it with the flocking I mentioned above.  I let it sit completely covered for about 10-15 minutes so they glue can absorb some of the flocking and start to dry.  Then I take the figure out and gently blow off the lose flocking.  This does a surprisingly good job of making some of the grass stand up.  After everything is dried I usually blow it off one more time just to get rid of any more lose flocking.  Its very simple result but it works for me.
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Post by: TheCommandTent on August 13, 2012, 06:20:01 AM


Is the third guy from the left a medieval Chuck Norris? I think that might be cheating... ;D

That thought never even crossed my mind.  That is kind of funny.  :)
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Post by: Ubercat on August 13, 2012, 07:01:33 AM
Chuck Norris doesn't shoot arrows. He lets go and they fly away in fear.
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Post by: TheCommandTent on August 13, 2012, 08:07:26 PM
Chuck Norris doesn't shoot arrows. He lets go and they fly away in fear.

HA!
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Post by: LongBlade on August 23, 2012, 09:42:19 AM
I'm a bit short on time this morning so I haven't had a chance to compress these to a reasonable size. Therefore I'm going to offer links rather than embed them in the forums - the four images total 16 MB and I don't want to clog up anyone's browser. Will try to get them compressed tonight for more convenient viewing.

I'm afraid they show off my lack of skill more than anything, but hopefully they will be appreciated in the spirit of things rather than wholly on their deficiencies. There are still some little things to clean up (rust on one of the road wheels, for instance) that I still need to get to, and I'm not happy with the rust wash from GW. But I think you'll be able to see where I'm going with these.

http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j349/longblade/GrogHeads/DSCN2681.jpg

http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j349/longblade/GrogHeads/DSCN2680.jpg

http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j349/longblade/GrogHeads/DSCN2679.jpg

http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j349/longblade/GrogHeads/DSCN2678.jpg
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Post by: Staggerwing on August 23, 2012, 09:57:58 AM
Cool! Was the cottage part of a kit? Did you 'distress' it? from it's original state?
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Post by: W8taminute on August 23, 2012, 09:58:05 AM
You know something LB, I really like these a lot.  Apply that talent to baked goods and you could make a mighty fine birthday cake for some Groghead child, like me maybe?  :D
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Post by: undercovergeek on August 23, 2012, 10:21:19 AM
good work - how about some smoke from the damaged cottage (god knows how - black and grey cotton wool?)
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Post by: LongBlade on August 23, 2012, 01:42:20 PM
Cool! Was the cottage part of a kit? Did you 'distress' it? from it's original state?

The cottage is from JR Miniatures. It came as-is, but unpainted.

BTW, the scale is Flames of War. I should have put a quarter or something down there for scale. It's only four or so inches across.
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Post by: LongBlade on August 23, 2012, 01:45:19 PM
good work - how about some smoke from the damaged cottage (god knows how - black and grey cotton wool?)

That's a good idea. I was thinking about teasing out some threads from a cotton ball, but I wanted something of the full effect of seeing into it to be left. Besides, transporting to and from games the smoke is likely to be crunched. I don't really consider anything I do "done" as I'm usually not good enough to be able to leave anything alone. There's always something that needs to be touched up.

I received several of these JR miniatures models as a gift. I'm working on some more now. Will share them as they get closer to done.
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Post by: TheCommandTent on August 24, 2012, 06:49:01 AM
Awesome work LB!  I understand the hesitancy to make smoke coming out of the building but I think it would really add to the piece.  You could just do a thin layer at the base of the smoke so you can still see through it into the house.  As for transporting it to games, its cotton and you can just tease it up once you get it on the table.
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Post by: LongBlade on August 24, 2012, 07:19:08 AM
Awesome work LB!  I understand the hesitancy to make smoke coming out of the building but I think it would really add to the piece.  You could just do a thin layer at the base of the smoke so you can still see through it into the house.  As for transporting it to games, its cotton and you can just tease it up once you get it on the table.

I've had several people comment on adding smoke - so much so that I guess it just needs to be done. I may have to work on it tonight.
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Post by: TheCommandTent on August 24, 2012, 07:47:04 AM
Awesome work LB!  I understand the hesitancy to make smoke coming out of the building but I think it would really add to the piece.  You could just do a thin layer at the base of the smoke so you can still see through it into the house.  As for transporting it to games, its cotton and you can just tease it up once you get it on the table.

I've had several people comment on adding smoke - so much so that I guess it just needs to be done. I may have to work on it tonight.

LB here are a couple links I was able to find in my huge collection of bookmarked sites for wargaming that may be of some help or at least give you some ideas.

http://www.elladan.de/021%20Fire%20and%20Smoke/021.htm

http://www.elladan.de/053%20Burning%20tyres%20and%20oildrums/053.htm

http://www.blmablog.com/2011/03/making-smoke-and-flames.html

http://anatolisgameroom.blogspot.com/2011/08/knocked-out-vehicle-markers-tutorial.html



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Post by: W8taminute on August 24, 2012, 07:57:16 AM
Taken from the anatolisgameroom link TCT shared above. 

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_ycMde43Wqe0/TIUmQx_3RJI/AAAAAAAAAtU/9YEcisgHbeo/s1600/PB220068.jpg)

Look at this example of an SU-100 and it's weathered armor.  Look at the 'muddy' tracks.  The picture probably doesn't do it justice but this model kind of looks like a birthday cake with frosting.  I think it's because the proportion of the weathered elements do not match the scale of the model itself.  The rusted areas, the mud, the dents and dings on the armor are all handpainted with a brush that has a resolution of a millimeter or two.  A brush with a resolution of 80m to 250m is needed to scale these affects properly with the model.
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Post by: LongBlade on August 24, 2012, 08:12:18 AM
Awesome work LB!  I understand the hesitancy to make smoke coming out of the building but I think it would really add to the piece.  You could just do a thin layer at the base of the smoke so you can still see through it into the house.  As for transporting it to games, its cotton and you can just tease it up once you get it on the table.

I've had several people comment on adding smoke - so much so that I guess it just needs to be done. I may have to work on it tonight.

LB here are a couple links I was able to find in my huge collection of bookmarked sites for wargaming that may be of some help or at least give you some ideas.

http://www.elladan.de/021%20Fire%20and%20Smoke/021.htm

http://www.elladan.de/053%20Burning%20tyres%20and%20oildrums/053.htm

http://www.blmablog.com/2011/03/making-smoke-and-flames.html

http://anatolisgameroom.blogspot.com/2011/08/knocked-out-vehicle-markers-tutorial.html

Thanks!

Any ideas where I can find some French buildings? I'm trying to wrap my head around the color for some damaged buildings in Normandy.
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Post by: TheCommandTent on August 24, 2012, 08:19:43 AM
These sites have some pictures of their products paint that might give you a little help.

http://www.crescent-root.com/pages/Product/15mm/15mm_series3/15mm_series3.html

http://www.crescent-root.com/pages/Product/15mm/15mm_series2/15mm_series2.html

http://totalbattleminiatures.com/skirmish/15mm/westerneurope.html

http://wargaminghell.blogspot.com/2011/06/paper-buildings-everywhere.html
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Post by: LongBlade on August 24, 2012, 10:26:27 AM
These sites have some pictures of their products paint that might give you a little help.

http://www.crescent-root.com/pages/Product/15mm/15mm_series3/15mm_series3.html

http://www.crescent-root.com/pages/Product/15mm/15mm_series2/15mm_series2.html

http://totalbattleminiatures.com/skirmish/15mm/westerneurope.html

http://wargaminghell.blogspot.com/2011/06/paper-buildings-everywhere.html

Thanks, that helps :)
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Post by: TheCommandTent on August 24, 2012, 02:32:54 PM
^I look forward to seeing your results.
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Post by: DV8 on August 27, 2012, 03:29:12 PM
I've started work on my Haqqislam and ALEPH forces for the Si-Fi skirmish game called Infinity.

(http://i1245.photobucket.com/albums/gg600/mcyeatman/f5979bd5.jpg)
(http://i1245.photobucket.com/albums/gg600/mcyeatman/3086748f.jpg)
(http://i1245.photobucket.com/albums/gg600/mcyeatman/06ef769d.jpg)

http://www.infinitythegame.com/infinity/en/
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Post by: undercovergeek on August 27, 2012, 03:54:36 PM
nice looking models - who makes em? theres a definitie whiff of GW about them - Eldar-ish i think

Anyway - good skills, hows the game?
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Post by: LongBlade on August 27, 2012, 04:07:15 PM
DV8's been trying to get me into the game forever. The minis just don't grab me, but maybe if the game is good enough I'll jump in. Lord knows I owe him big time for the investment he made in Star Fleet Battles.
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Post by: DV8 on August 27, 2012, 04:09:50 PM
It's a Spanish company by the name of Corvus Belli.  They also do historical minis.  I would say the minis definitely have an Anime feel.

http://www.infinitythegame.com/infinity/en
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Post by: DV8 on August 27, 2012, 04:11:00 PM
DV8's been trying to get me into the game forever. The minis just don't grab me, but maybe if the game is good enough I'll jump in. Lord knows I owe him big time for the investment he made in Star Fleet Battles.

You're off the hook on this one LB.  I've got other prey.
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Post by: TheCommandTent on August 27, 2012, 09:12:30 PM
Nice looking figures DV8!
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Post by: DV8 on September 09, 2012, 09:51:51 AM
I'm making progress on my Haqqislam force.

(http://i1245.photobucket.com/albums/gg600/mcyeatman/d00d057e.jpg)
(http://i1245.photobucket.com/albums/gg600/mcyeatman/ac3498c6.jpg)
(http://i1245.photobucket.com/albums/gg600/mcyeatman/f045dd9a.jpg)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MI6IEHmEaNY&feature=player_embedded
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2zSeg_rvSk&feature=player_embedded
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Post by: Bison on September 09, 2012, 10:12:28 AM
Wow.  You've got some serious painting skills.
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Post by: DV8 on September 09, 2012, 11:00:38 AM
I cheat and dip them.
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Post by: LongBlade on September 09, 2012, 11:18:39 AM
I cheat and dip them.

It looked like the dark wash with all that gloss. Planning on dull coating them?
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Post by: DV8 on September 09, 2012, 11:21:44 AM
Yes.  I need to find a better matte finish since the Valspar gets cloudy.
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Post by: TheCommandTent on September 09, 2012, 08:48:58 PM
Excellent looking figures DV8. 

Nothing ruins mini painting for you then when you cloud them with a matte finishing spray.   :(
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Post by: LongBlade on September 13, 2012, 08:48:46 PM
I've always been a big fan of the Jagdpanther for some reason. It's lines are attractive. Not much of a TD, but it sure looks good.

So a while back I bought a set of them and have had them lying around. Recently I picked up some red color primer at Lowes figuring it was about the same rust red primer color the Krauts used on their equipment during WWII.

Here's a pick with the primer on:

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j349/longblade/IMAG0612.jpg)
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Post by: LongBlade on September 13, 2012, 08:49:48 PM
And now a pick with the base coat over the top armor. Didn't mess with the road wheels yet as I was using them to hold the minis. That's next, along with a second base coat, then on to the fun.

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j349/longblade/IMAG0613.jpg)
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Post by: Staggerwing on September 13, 2012, 08:57:20 PM
Looking forward to more! Now that I've moved one of my sons to a different bedroom I might just turn his old one into a hobby/computer gaming&repair room. We'll see if some model building will fit in as well now that I have Saturdays off.

I've always been a big fan of the Jagdpanther for some reason. It's lines are attractive. Not much of a TD, but it sure looks good.

Must be those fond memories of your first PanzerBlitz game... :)

(http://cf.geekdo-images.com/images/pic260484_md.jpg)
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Post by: TheCommandTent on September 13, 2012, 09:22:39 PM
Looks good LB are those FOW minis?
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Post by: LongBlade on September 13, 2012, 10:37:47 PM
Looks good LB are those FOW minis?

No. Old Glory.
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Post by: DV8 on September 14, 2012, 04:55:58 AM
Lookin good LB. 

However, I'm somewhat concerned since my Americans will be looking down the wrong end of the barrel at those Jagdpanthers.  :'(
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Post by: undercovergeek on September 14, 2012, 05:45:25 AM
great looking minis - are they plastic?
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Post by: LongBlade on September 14, 2012, 07:17:03 AM
Lookin good LB. 

However, I'm somewhat concerned since my Americans will be looking down the wrong end of the barrel at those Jagdpanthers.  :'(

The good news is I have no army list that includes them. Grey Wolf doesn't have specs. I can proxy them for a number of rather unsettling TDs including stuff like the Ferdinand (I think - have to double check) but I've been unable to find the exact tank in my list. However, I did pick up that book with the Devil's Brigade in it. I don't remember seeing the Jagdpanther in it but will double check today when I see you.

I really just bought them because I like the look and wanted them hanging around the house. But I wouldn't cry if I found a list that included them. Heh.
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Post by: LongBlade on September 14, 2012, 07:19:51 AM
great looking minis - are they plastic?

Heck no.

One of the things I like about this scale is they make the vehicles with some heft to them. I haven't weighed the mini, but just picking it up there is probably a pound  worth of pewter in each of them. Pushing them around the battlefield feels like you're actually doing something.
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Post by: DV8 on September 14, 2012, 07:45:20 AM
It's got to be in some list somewhere since BF makes the model.

(http://www.flamesofwar.com/DesktopModules/Store/Thumbnail.aspx?IP=~/Portals/0/all_images/german/Boxes/GBX22.jpg&IW=710&IH=400)
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Post by: LongBlade on September 25, 2012, 08:39:11 AM
More for DV8 to worry about...

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j349/longblade/IMAG0624.jpg)
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Post by: Bison on September 25, 2012, 08:47:00 AM
Crap.  Looks like Ancient Aliens was correct.  The Nazis were in negotiations with aliens.  Good thing we kicked their ass before they fielded the new arsenal.
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Post by: Barthheart on September 25, 2012, 08:54:07 AM
More for DV8 to worry about...

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j349/longblade/IMAG0624.jpg)

Those models look nice. How's the overall quality/worth the money? Do they come with stands and are they swivel (looks like in the pic)?
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Post by: LongBlade on September 25, 2012, 09:17:00 AM
Those models look nice. How's the overall quality/worth the money? Do they come with stands and are they swivel (looks like in the pic)?

I am working on a full review now.

Overall the quality is very good. The white one - dreadnought - however, was in fairly rough shape. It's resin and had a fair amount of bleeding over the mold. Nothing that some time with a file couldn't fix, but it wasn't that clean when I got it.

The pewter are great. The undersides on all the Romulan vessels actually have the bird of prey etched into them for ease of painting! I exchanged email with Mongoose and they indicated that by next year they hope to have etching on the underside of the Klingon Romulan ships, too.

The pricing on Amazon may be the best on the web. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0088DE5KM/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B0088DE5KM&linkCode=as2&tag=grogheads-20
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Post by: Ubercat on September 25, 2012, 03:58:15 PM
Geeze, watch those glasses! You're likely to scratch them.
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Post by: LongBlade on September 25, 2012, 06:34:49 PM
Geeze, watch those glasses! You're likely to scratch them.

Thanks. They're cheap magnifiers. Actually more protected than they look but I appreciate the concern.
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Post by: LongBlade on September 25, 2012, 08:51:35 PM
I put some camo on the Jagdpanthers. Check them out.

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j349/longblade/IMAG0626.jpg)
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Post by: TheCommandTent on September 25, 2012, 08:57:31 PM
^Those look good.
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Post by: LongBlade on September 25, 2012, 09:36:21 PM
^Those look good.

Thanks. I changed my green mix to something darker. Unfortunately, you'll need to look closely in that low light to distinguish between the green and brown.
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Post by: LongBlade on September 25, 2012, 09:37:36 PM
The Romulan fleet has entered priming. Expect images soon...
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Post by: DV8 on September 26, 2012, 11:00:31 AM
Do you all realize whatever LB shows you I will be looking down the wrong side of the barrel at?  It's almost like getting a preview of your death.  :P
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Post by: LongBlade on September 26, 2012, 03:43:54 PM
Do you all realize whatever LB shows you I will be looking down the wrong side of the barrel at?  It's almost like getting a preview of your death.  :P

Ha! Considering how many Krauts you've chewed up I really don't feel particularly sorry for you.
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Post by: W8taminute on September 26, 2012, 04:16:25 PM
Those Jagdpanthers are coming along nicely LB.
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Post by: DV8 on September 26, 2012, 04:25:21 PM
Do you all realize whatever LB shows you I will be looking down the wrong side of the barrel at?  It's almost like getting a preview of your death.  :P

Ha! Considering how many Krauts you've chewed up I really don't feel particularly sorry for you.

Well played Dieter, well played...
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Post by: bob48 on September 26, 2012, 04:27:54 PM
Lookin good LB. 

However, I'm somewhat concerned since my Americans will be looking down the wrong end of the barrel at those Jagdpanthers.  :'(

The good news is I have no army list that includes them. Grey Wolf doesn't have specs. I can proxy them for a number of rather unsettling TDs including stuff like the Ferdinand (I think - have to double check) but I've been unable to find the exact tank in my list. However, I did pick up that book with the Devil's Brigade in it. I don't remember seeing the Jagdpanther in it but will double check today when I see you.

I really just bought them because I like the look and wanted them hanging around the house. But I wouldn't cry if I found a list that included them. Heh.

I'm a bit late coming in on this one LB, but if you need any info on actual Jagdpanther units, I have a copy of Nafziger's OoB, and there is a lot of stuff in there I can dig out for you if you want.
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Post by: LongBlade on September 26, 2012, 04:29:43 PM
Lookin good LB. 

However, I'm somewhat concerned since my Americans will be looking down the wrong end of the barrel at those Jagdpanthers.  :'(

The good news is I have no army list that includes them. Grey Wolf doesn't have specs. I can proxy them for a number of rather unsettling TDs including stuff like the Ferdinand (I think - have to double check) but I've been unable to find the exact tank in my list. However, I did pick up that book with the Devil's Brigade in it. I don't remember seeing the Jagdpanther in it but will double check today when I see you.

I really just bought them because I like the look and wanted them hanging around the house. But I wouldn't cry if I found a list that included them. Heh.

I'm a bit late coming in on this one LB, but if you need any info on actual Jagdpanther units, I have a copy of Nafziger's OoB, and there is a lot of stuff in there I can dig out for you if you want.

Wow. Thanks for the offer. LMK what sources you like and I'll see if I can find them on Amazon. Thanks!
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Post by: bob48 on September 26, 2012, 04:45:49 PM
The three volumes by George.F.Nafziger are more-or-less my bibles for German OoB, and all the info is taken from German records. I'm not sure how easy they are to obtain now, and I know I had to search round a fair bit to get my copies, and that was a few years ago.

The German Order of battle - Infantry in WW2
The German Order of battle - Panzers and Artillery in WW2
The German Order of Battle - Waffen SS and Other Units in WW2

These are text only books and are chock full of unit and equipment details, covering just about every known unit, including non Germanic stuff that served (willingly or otherwise).

It also charts organisational changes and brief unit histories. They are worth thier wieght in gold for anyone interested in WW2 German Army OoB's. It also includes details of all the SS stuff, Luftwaffe ground and para formations, including Flak, and even Kriegsmarine arty.
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Post by: LongBlade on September 26, 2012, 07:44:04 PM
Cool! Thanks!
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Post by: TheCommandTent on September 26, 2012, 07:49:50 PM
 >:(  Grrr.... finished a couple WWII figures up yesterday and decided to spray a coat of matte sealant on them today and they frosted.  Nothing heavy but I can tell.  I checked the weather and not much humidity.  I let the figures and can sit outside for a bit before spray and then shook the heck out of the can.  They looked fine after the spray and even after drying for about 45mins.  But now I come back a couple hours later and they have a light frost.   >:(  The only thing I can think of that I did wrong was spray to heavy of a coat on them... not cool, not cool at all.
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Post by: LongBlade on September 26, 2012, 07:59:28 PM
>:(  Grrr.... finished a couple WWII figures up yesterday and decided to spray a coat of matte sealant on them today and they frosted.  Nothing heavy but I can tell.  I checked the weather and not much humidity.  I let the figures and can sit outside for a bit before spray and then shook the heck out of the can.  They looked fine after the spray and even after drying for about 45mins.  But now I come back a couple hours later and they have a light frost.   >:(  The only thing I can think of that I did wrong was spray to heavy of a coat on them... not cool, not cool at all.

Bummer. My priming using sub-par Lowe's primer is still a mistake I wish I could forget. It works OK on 100mm tanks, but I'm not loving it on my Romulans. I think I can persevere, but......grrr.
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Post by: TheCommandTent on September 26, 2012, 08:03:25 PM
>:(  Grrr.... finished a couple WWII figures up yesterday and decided to spray a coat of matte sealant on them today and they frosted.  Nothing heavy but I can tell.  I checked the weather and not much humidity.  I let the figures and can sit outside for a bit before spray and then shook the heck out of the can.  They looked fine after the spray and even after drying for about 45mins.  But now I come back a couple hours later and they have a light frost.   >:(  The only thing I can think of that I did wrong was spray to heavy of a coat on them... not cool, not cool at all.

Bummer. My priming using sub-par Lowe's primer is still a mistake I wish I could forget. It works OK on 100mm tanks, but I'm not loving it on my Romulans. I think I can persevere, but......grrr.

For stuff that small you probably need a high quality primer.
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Post by: LongBlade on September 26, 2012, 08:05:10 PM
For stuff that small you probably need a high quality primer.

I know. Nobody around here carries Tamiya Fine Primer. I'll probably do another query on Amazon. For a while it was hard to get due to the quake/tsunami.
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Post by: TheCommandTent on September 26, 2012, 08:15:00 PM
For stuff that small you probably need a high quality primer.

I know. Nobody around here carries Tamiya Fine Primer. I'll probably do another query on Amazon. For a while it was hard to get due to the quake/tsunami.

I've heard good things about the P3 primers

http://www.thewarstore.com/P3Primers.html

Also some mention about automotive primer which is very thin.  Check out this discussion on TMP.

http://theminiaturespage.com/boards/msg.mv?id=234219
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Post by: LongBlade on September 27, 2012, 04:16:42 AM
I've tried P3 and they're OK. Not tried automotive primer. IMHO Tamiya Fine is the best primer ever. Expensive, but it goes on like skin - the model never even looks like there's anything on it.
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Post by: undercovergeek on September 27, 2012, 05:41:25 AM
Hopefully this weekend will entail painting this guy:-

(http://imageshack.us/a/img140/418/m2390942a99800209020orc.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/140/m2390942a99800209020orc.jpg/)

and/or this one:-

(http://imageshack.us/a/img39/1595/m1820352a99800209003bla.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/39/m1820352a99800209003bla.jpg/)


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Post by: TheCommandTent on September 27, 2012, 06:10:50 AM
^Awesome make sure and take pictures for us!
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Post by: W8taminute on September 27, 2012, 01:46:54 PM
Hopefully this weekend will entail painting this guy:-

(http://imageshack.us/a/img140/418/m2390942a99800209020orc.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/140/m2390942a99800209020orc.jpg/)

and/or this one:-

(http://imageshack.us/a/img39/1595/m1820352a99800209003bla.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/39/m1820352a99800209003bla.jpg/)

Waaaaaaaaughhhhhh!!!!!
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Post by: bob48 on September 27, 2012, 04:25:54 PM
This looks like it may be interesting, LB.

http://stonebooks.com/archives/020922.shtml
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Post by: undercovergeek on September 29, 2012, 11:30:14 AM
so, entered the sullen and goth inhabited GW for the first time in many years only to find its now practically a gaming club only - you can buy the game books, the codex, and the WHFB army books - as for figures they can only be bought online either at home or via a link to the studio on a pc in store!! vast stock reduction - i remember when the games tables were in the middle and the entire wall space was taken up by lead and plastic figure kits - no more.

So bought the 30 (ouch) painting guide, some brushes and a painting workstation - will order the two Orcs when i get back home
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Post by: LongBlade on September 29, 2012, 11:34:23 AM
so, entered the sullen and goth inhabited GW for the first time in many years only to find its now practically a gaming club only - you can buy the game books, the codex, and the WHFB army books - as for figures they can only be bought online either at home or via a link to the studio on a pc in store!! vast stock reduction - i remember when the games tables were in the middle and the entire wall space was taken up by lead and plastic figure kits - no more.

So bought the 30 (ouch) painting guide, some brushes and a painting workstation - will order the two Orcs when i get back home

No minis in the store? That's a WTF moment.
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Post by: undercovergeek on September 29, 2012, 11:36:57 AM
nope - trees, hills, forts, castles and all kinds of WHFB fluff over here

towers, mines, rocket pads and all kinds of WH40k stuff over here

a whole wall of codex, army books, LOTR books

a whole wall of primer, paints, guides, white dwarf, WH40k novels

and a little PC like a cash machine in the wall for ordering figures for next day delivery to the store

apart from the kids and their games and the revolving demo cases in the window, not a figure in sight
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Post by: besilarius on September 29, 2012, 11:40:54 AM
LB, ever tried Krylon Krystal Clear?
Haven't painted minis in a dog's age (and Ihave had the dog's to prove it), but when I painted Napoleonics, that was the alternative for mass painting.
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Post by: bob48 on September 29, 2012, 11:42:56 AM
so, entered the sullen and goth inhabited GW for the first time in many years only to find its now practically a gaming club only - you can buy the game books, the codex, and the WHFB army books - as for figures they can only be bought online either at home or via a link to the studio on a pc in store!! vast stock reduction - i remember when the games tables were in the middle and the entire wall space was taken up by lead and plastic figure kits - no more.

So bought the 30 (ouch) painting guide, some brushes and a painting workstation - will order the two Orcs when i get back home

Strange - I walked (in a crab-wise sort of way, whispering my usual mantra 'I'm cured, I'm cured') passed my local GW in the Metro Centre, and it seemed to be business as usual with a games table and lots if mini's in store. So maybe you have just a local phenonomen at your store (if its in Solihul - then all becomes clear....)
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Post by: undercovergeek on September 29, 2012, 12:01:22 PM
so, entered the sullen and goth inhabited GW for the first time in many years only to find its now practically a gaming club only - you can buy the game books, the codex, and the WHFB army books - as for figures they can only be bought online either at home or via a link to the studio on a pc in store!! vast stock reduction - i remember when the games tables were in the middle and the entire wall space was taken up by lead and plastic figure kits - no more.

So bought the 30 (ouch) painting guide, some brushes and a painting workstation - will order the two Orcs when i get back home

Strange - I walked (in a crab-wise sort of way, whispering my usual mantra 'I'm cured, I'm cured') passed my local GW in the Metro Centre, and it seemed to be business as usual with a games table and lots if mini's in store. So maybe you have just a local phenonomen at your store (if its in Solihul - then all becomes clear....)

it is, but Solihull's fkng POSH!!

but not their GW
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Post by: bob48 on September 29, 2012, 12:07:49 PM
lol
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Post by: TheCommandTent on September 30, 2012, 01:43:36 PM
This week I was able to finish the five figures below.  They are 1/72 German figures from Italeri.  The picture isn't the best and it is made worse by the fact that the figures frosted a bit after I sprayed on the matte sealer.  Needless to say I was not happy about that.  They do the job when you are playing with them at arms length on the table, just don't look to closely.  :(


(http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z397/SoccerDJ04/5Germans.jpg)
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Post by: DV8 on September 30, 2012, 01:46:34 PM
Excellent work.  They look great from here.  Sorry about the frosting.  That really chaps my @ss when that happens.

Are these for Bolt Action?
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Post by: Bison on September 30, 2012, 01:52:36 PM
Those look great.
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Post by: TheCommandTent on September 30, 2012, 01:54:04 PM
Excellent work.  They look great from here.  Sorry about the frosting.  That really chaps my @ss when that happens.

Are these for Bolt Action?

Thanks. Yes, they are a start for my Bolt Action forces.

Those look great.


Thanks Bison.
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Post by: bob48 on September 30, 2012, 02:14:05 PM
I really like the way you've based them - that is an aspect which is often overlooked and can spoil what would otherwise be good figures, but yours look great. Nice job indeed.

Now I'm looking forwards to some Bolt Action AAR's  ;)
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Post by: TheCommandTent on September 30, 2012, 04:57:20 PM
I really like the way you've based them - that is an aspect which is often overlooked and can spoil what would otherwise be good figures, but yours look great. Nice job indeed.

Now I'm looking forwards to some Bolt Action AAR's  ;)

Thanks.  The best part of the way I based them was it was incredibly easy.
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Post by: LongBlade on September 30, 2012, 05:19:35 PM
Great work, Tent. I wish you'd quit posting this 1/72 stuff. I'm gonna get hooked if I'm not diligent.
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Post by: TheCommandTent on September 30, 2012, 05:33:22 PM
Great work, Tent. I wish you'd quit posting this 1/72 stuff. I'm gonna get hooked if I'm not diligent.

Just a little payback for you being able to game during the day at your LGS.   8)  And the best part is the plastic stuff in 1/72 is so cheap compared to other scales. ;D
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Post by: DV8 on October 01, 2012, 04:30:56 PM
Great work, Tent. I wish you'd quit posting this 1/72 stuff. I'm gonna get hooked if I'm not diligent.

Diligence shattered.

http://www.warlordgames.com/26923/pre-order-bolt-action-assault-on-normandy/?utm_source=Warlord%20Ga

Sorry LB, really.  :P
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Post by: TheCommandTent on October 01, 2012, 06:07:41 PM
Great work, Tent. I wish you'd quit posting this 1/72 stuff. I'm gonna get hooked if I'm not diligent.

Diligence shattered.

http://www.warlordgames.com/26923/pre-order-bolt-action-assault-on-normandy/?utm_source=Warlord%20Ga

Sorry LB, really.  :P

Wow that is one heck of a package deal.  It is in 28mm however.  Also those are multi-part figures that you have to assemble.  While that might be nice for getting different poses they can be very fiddly.
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Post by: DV8 on October 06, 2012, 04:16:04 PM
Do you all realize whatever LB shows you I will be looking down the wrong side of the barrel at?  It's almost like getting a preview of your death.  :P

Ha! Considering how many Krauts you've chewed up I really don't feel particularly sorry for you.

I must be a sucker for punishment.  I found where your darn Jagdpanther are playable in FoW.  They are in the Earth & Steal book which is basically the sister book to Turning Tide (D-Day).

(http://i1245.photobucket.com/albums/gg600/mcyeatman/EarthandSteel_zps0e894a2b.jpg)

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Post by: LongBlade on October 06, 2012, 06:30:27 PM
Do you all realize whatever LB shows you I will be looking down the wrong side of the barrel at?  It's almost like getting a preview of your death.  :P

Ha! Considering how many Krauts you've chewed up I really don't feel particularly sorry for you.

I must be a sucker for punishment.  I found where your darn Jagdpanther are playable in FoW.  They are in the Earth & Steal book which is basically the sister book to Turning Tide (D-Day).

(http://i1245.photobucket.com/albums/gg600/mcyeatman/EarthandSteel_zps0e894a2b.jpg)

Doom on you!
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Post by: DV8 on October 06, 2012, 06:42:13 PM
LB,

Don't feel bad for me.  I'm currently assembling my Gvardeyskiy Tankovy Batalon.  No more wimpy Shermans!

(http://i1245.photobucket.com/albums/gg600/mcyeatman/russian_propaganda_World_War_Two_Propaganda_Posters-s550x386-48186-580_zps46e9cd09.jpg)
(http://i1245.photobucket.com/albums/gg600/mcyeatman/RedGaurd1_zps1822298b.jpg)
(http://i1245.photobucket.com/albums/gg600/mcyeatman/RedGaurd2_zps9c2737d6.jpg)
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Post by: LongBlade on October 06, 2012, 06:48:41 PM
That is not a bad list.

Those ISUs are bad news. 110 points a piece? Sheesh.

And some IL-2s on priority call? Clearly I'll be reaching for Wibelwinds.

I can see some real fun developing from a Red Bear/Grey Wolf head-to-head :)
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Post by: DV8 on October 07, 2012, 12:38:20 PM
I'm getting very close to finishing my FoW forces.  I've painted about 70% with the rest purchased already painted.  I had to take all my stuff out to rearrange my cases to make room for my new Soviet forces.  I thought it was a good opportunity to snap a few photos.

Left on my "to do" painting list:
18 - US Infantry Rifle Teams Stands
15 - T-34/85 obr 1943
3 - ISU-152
3 - SU-85
1 - Il-2M Tip 3M Shturmovik

I'm sure I'll have more to paint to feed my addiction.

(http://i1245.photobucket.com/albums/gg600/mcyeatman/E60C957C-E79C-4571-8053-683F90C3AA8F-185-00000016317ECFE3_zps65dcf965.jpg)
(http://i1245.photobucket.com/albums/gg600/mcyeatman/4F9FD0B1-0052-4DEB-BC5B-F387D2ADA9AA-185-00000016214EEA92_zpsa9c350f8.jpg)
(http://i1245.photobucket.com/albums/gg600/mcyeatman/BFAF96C1-75AE-4C42-A5DE-3F7D3B3383EA-185-0000001629F17FE6_zps5c0ff6fb.jpg)

Yet to be painted.

(http://i1245.photobucket.com/albums/gg600/mcyeatman/DE623F47-D5A6-4EB9-9182-01C5A0ADC98C-185-0000001638616A15_zpsd81589df.jpg)
(http://i1245.photobucket.com/albums/gg600/mcyeatman/578F236F-E2D8-481F-8CA7-3C3AC8CFB5D8-185-0000001642B64C55_zps7067ede7.jpg)
(http://i1245.photobucket.com/albums/gg600/mcyeatman/7600427C-3BB4-4B38-8971-ECD0DFB64050-185-000000166FA7278B_zps0bc88081.jpg)
(http://i1245.photobucket.com/albums/gg600/mcyeatman/1E8A6230-FF79-4523-AF90-6E5A49D7EA82-185-000000164B96B5A0_zpsaebab042.jpg)
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Post by: Bison on October 07, 2012, 12:39:30 PM
Wow that's impressive.
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Post by: LongBlade on October 07, 2012, 01:25:44 PM
Sweet! I take it the deck is finished?
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Post by: DV8 on October 07, 2012, 01:30:05 PM
Sweet! I take it the deck is finished?

chuckle... All this was bought before the deck decided to fall apart.  I've had the Russian tanks since the winter but have been to busy (aka lazy) to assemble them.
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Post by: LongBlade on October 07, 2012, 01:34:35 PM
Sweet! I take it the deck is finished?

chuckle... All this was bought before the deck decided to fall apart.  I've had the Russian tanks since the winter but have been to busy (aka lazy) to assemble them.

Ah. So you've been sandbagging me. Fine. Get those Ruskies painted. I'm eager to break my HMGs out on your anthill.
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Post by: TheCommandTent on October 07, 2012, 07:59:17 PM
Impressive display DV8.  How long has it taken you to paint all those?
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Post by: TheCommandTent on October 07, 2012, 09:25:54 PM
(http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z397/SoccerDJ04/5Americans.jpg)


Five Americans painted.  And yes I am a painfully slow minis painter...
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Post by: DV8 on October 08, 2012, 05:10:13 AM
Impressive display DV8.  How long has it taken you to paint all those?

I've been at it for about a year.
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Post by: DV8 on October 08, 2012, 05:11:31 AM
(http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z397/SoccerDJ04/5Americans.jpg)


Five Americans painted.  And yes I am a painfully slow minis painter...

Very nice!  Excellent work with the wash.
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Post by: TheCommandTent on October 08, 2012, 06:36:50 AM
^I'll tell you what, if it wasn't for the dark wash I put on my figures ya'll would see how bad of a painter I really am.   ;D  Putting on the wash can cover some of the small mistakes and make the figures acceptable on the table.
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Post by: TheCommandTent on October 08, 2012, 06:37:25 AM
Impressive display DV8.  How long has it taken you to paint all those?

I've been at it for about a year.

That is an impressive output.  As a very slow painter I am a bit jealous.
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Post by: DV8 on October 08, 2012, 11:01:01 AM
Impressive display DV8.  How long has it taken you to paint all those?

I've been at it for about a year.

That is an impressive output.  As a very slow painter I am a bit jealous.

Don't be.  As LB can attest to my painting is not that good.  Quantity over quality.  ;)
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Post by: LongBlade on October 08, 2012, 12:41:01 PM
Don't be.  As LB can attest to my painting is not that good.  Quantity over quality.  ;)

Belay that order.

DV8 is a minimalist painter, but he has the right eye for color. He's not much for detail, yet somehow his work always turns out well. Ask him for photos of his Britainian Dystopian Wars fleet for proof.
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on October 08, 2012, 02:10:43 PM
are those GHQ minis?

and a tip on the bent barrels. snip em off.  use a pin drill and replace with brass rod.
Title: Re: Whats on your painting table/workbench?
Post by: DV8 on October 08, 2012, 02:16:22 PM
The unpainted ones are Old Glory.  Thanks for the advise on the barrels.  Where to you get the brass rod?
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Post by: LongBlade on October 08, 2012, 03:36:22 PM
The unpainted ones are Old Glory.  Thanks for the advise on the barrels.  Where to you get the brass rod?

IIRC our downtown LGS has them.
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on October 08, 2012, 07:03:41 PM
any hobby store should have it in a variety of sizes.
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Post by: TheCommandTent on October 17, 2012, 05:41:28 PM
A few more 1/72 WWII figures painted up.  I am slowly but surely getting a force together for Bolt Action.

(http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z397/SoccerDJ04/4Germans.jpg)

Four Germans

(http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z397/SoccerDJ04/4Americans.jpg)

Four Americans
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Post by: Barthheart on October 17, 2012, 05:49:29 PM
...
(http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z397/SoccerDJ04/4Americans.jpg)

Four Americans

Poor sod 2nd from left stuck in quick sand?!?  ;)
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Post by: TheCommandTent on October 17, 2012, 05:55:40 PM
It does look like he has lost his legs.  :)
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Post by: LongBlade on October 17, 2012, 07:49:46 PM
Nice!
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Post by: bob48 on October 21, 2012, 05:53:07 AM
Some old B+W photo's taken many years ago at Bovinton Tank Museum. Of special interest is the JagdPanther.

(http://i1076.photobucket.com/albums/w447/Robert_Ellis48/Tanks.jpg?t=1350820089)
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Post by: LongBlade on October 21, 2012, 11:02:52 AM
Nice Jagd.

IIRC that's an unusual Greyhound, too. Rarely upgunned to that extent, no?
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Post by: bob48 on October 21, 2012, 11:11:37 AM
Interestingly, its actually the only surviving example left. Its a T18 Boarhound, built in the US for the British Army. Only 30 were built before the war ended and the order was cancelled. They did not see action.
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Post by: Staggerwing on October 21, 2012, 12:40:37 PM
Was that turret off-the-shelf? It looks familiar but I'm too lazy - I mean busy!- to google it right now.
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Post by: bob48 on October 21, 2012, 12:52:31 PM
Yep, it was a new design, but its only a 37mm gun.

Top right picture is driving me mad, to the point that I've sent the picture to Bovington to find out what the damn thing is.
I have a suspicion that its an M6E1 heavy tank, but I'm not totally sure. Whatever, I can no longer find it on Bovingtons website. The pictures were taken around 1963(ish), and I do have a few more somewhere. Note that just peeping out behind the T18 is a Hetzer.
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Post by: Staggerwing on October 21, 2012, 02:11:47 PM
Whatever that thing is, it looks based on an M4 hull of some kind. Very wide treads though. It's not a Ram or Ram II. I don't think it's an M6 or M7 either as the turret design doesn't match. The gun looks smaller than a 76mm and the turret front is flat or sloped but not curved. The mantlet looks to be separate from the turret and attached to the barrel. The turret shape is odd as well, very low with those lower side shot-traps. The hull gun mount and track width seem to rule out an M-10 TD.  ??? ???

Can you post the other pix?
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Post by: bob48 on October 21, 2012, 02:23:05 PM
I need to dig out the other photo's, which I'll do during the week, then get the missus to scan 'em for me (yes, that's why they're wobbly, she did them whilst playing WoW).

Anyway, I googled the M6 and it does look like that's what it is. Its most certainly not an M10 or a Ram, and it did have a fully enclosed turret. I have a feeling that it was designed to be be a heavier replacement for the M4 but did not make it due to the wars end, plus the M26 was making its first appearance. Notice the front lower hull where the transmission is housed - definitely looks like an late model M4 component, and i think thats basically what the M6 was - a beefed-up Sherman.

I'm hoping that the archivist at Bovington will provide some answers. Interesting innit?
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Post by: Staggerwing on October 21, 2012, 02:45:00 PM
I've found it! it's the T14 Assault tank. It was supposed to be produced in the US for the British as part of lend-lease but was dropped when the Brits decided on the M4 line as cruiser and the Churchill as heavy. It has the narrower mantlet shown in the picture and sloped hull sides. Also note the shape of the hull mg enclosure.

(http://galerie.valka.cz/data/15/medium/003_bovington_268.jpg)


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T14_Heavy_Tank
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Post by: bob48 on October 21, 2012, 02:45:35 PM
Aha!
I found the original photo's and on the back I had written a note of what it is - its a T14 Heavy Tank.  Obviously, the T designation indicated a test / experimental / pre-production version, so not sure if it ever got to the M14 designation stage.

A quick google brings up some info, and it seems that it did use components from both the M4 and M6.

I'm away to find more :-))
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Post by: bob48 on October 21, 2012, 02:47:02 PM
lol - well, thats that sorted - good one Stagger!
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Post by: Staggerwing on October 21, 2012, 02:50:04 PM
Ha! Maybe we could take our show on the road: "I can name that tank in 4 google-chops!" "Wait, I can name it in three!"

There's a side view of it in Armored Thunderbolt. I've been furiously flipping through the pages for a half an hour. I should give the book 1st credit since that picture suggested what to look for.
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Post by: bob48 on October 21, 2012, 03:10:42 PM
Yeah - the antique tank road-show!

Just to complete the quartet, the one in top left is an A30 Challenger with 17pdr.
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Post by: LongBlade on October 21, 2012, 06:21:03 PM
Good stuff, guys. Thanks!

I've found my skills improve at this stuff when I handle models/minis.
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Post by: bob48 on October 22, 2012, 11:53:40 AM
I got an answer back from Bovington today, confirming what we now know. The vehicle is currently in the 'reserve' display.

Hello Bob,

Thank you for your email
 
The tank in question is the Assault Tank T14 (the first pilot tank remained in the the US whilst the second one was shipped to the UK).  It weighed approximately 47 tons and had a maximum speed of 24 miles an hour and was armed with the M3 75mm gun.  Britain wanted an assault tank but the American Amored Force never wanted the T14 and the contract to produce the tank was never started and all development work had ceased by December 1944. 

Yours sincerely,

Stuart Wheeler

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Post by: Staggerwing on October 22, 2012, 05:18:58 PM
Cool that he emailed you back so quickly. What's next Bob? Should we take on French and Italian weenie tanks? Or maybe the Antipodes have a few homebrew rattletraps that need attention...
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Post by: bob48 on October 23, 2012, 05:30:58 AM
Ooh, well, the Ozzies had a strange looking home-grown tank called the Sentinel, we could have a look at that as a curio, or that ugly behemoth the Tortise..........maybe even the T28......

http://www.tankmuseum.org/ixbin/indexplus?record=ART2981
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Post by: LongBlade on October 23, 2012, 07:23:44 PM
Ooh, well, the Ozzies had a strange looking home-grown tank called the Sentinel, we could have a look at that as a curio, or that ugly behemoth the Tortise..........maybe even the T28......

http://www.tankmuseum.org/ixbin/indexplus?record=ART2981

That looks suspiciously like a Jagdpanther...only uglier.
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Post by: Staggerwing on October 23, 2012, 07:43:17 PM
Ooh, well, the Ozzies had a strange looking home-grown tank called the Sentinel, we could have a look at that as a curio, or that ugly behemoth the Tortise..........maybe even the T28......

http://www.tankmuseum.org/ixbin/indexplus?record=ART2981

That looks suspiciously like a Jagdpanther...only uglier.

Speaking of Uglier than a Jagdpanther: the T-28 Bob was referring to:

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/17/T-28-1.jpg)

Unless, of course, he was referring to the equally ugly Soviet T-28 Which the Finnish referred to as the 'Mail Wagon' (I'm guessing that after facing it in the Winter War they were not impressed):

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/5f/T28_parola_1.jpg/800px-T28_parola_1.jpg)
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Post by: W8taminute on October 24, 2012, 09:29:24 AM
I always thought Jagdpanthers were cool looking ever since I saw my first one on the PanzerBlitz box cover.
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Post by: bob48 on October 24, 2012, 11:57:30 AM
Stagger, great pic's, and yes, it was the US T28 I was thinking about. I had forgotten that early war Ruskie monstrosity. The Finns in the Winter War did not seem to be impressed by anything that the Russians fielded, probably more due to poor deploymeny / doctrin and logistics than anything else. Interesting period though.

Changing to 'good looking' tanks, one of my favourits is the Black Prince, whilst not all that successful, it did pave the way to one of the all-time classics; The Centurion!

http://www.tankmuseum.org/ixbin/indexplus?record=ART3437
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Post by: Staggerwing on October 24, 2012, 07:16:27 PM
Yep, the Centurion was a good looking tank and, unlike most post ww2 British tanks, saw some serious action with the IDF. IIRC some 90-odd IDF Centurions held off almost the entire Syrian Army in the 'Valley of Tears' during the 1973 IAW. (OK, a little hyperbole but you get the point  ;)).
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Post by: Staggerwing on October 24, 2012, 07:20:07 PM
BTW, the IDF was able to do some amazing things with surplus M4s against much more modern tanks as well. Not that those Shermans were exactly stock anymore mind you...
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Post by: Rekim on October 24, 2012, 07:52:43 PM
Speaking of Centurion tanks. One of the few pleasures of my time posted at CFB Kingston was walking by this beaut on the way in and out of the office
(http://silverhawkauthor.com/images/site_graphics/Centurion_1_Div_HQ_Kingston.JPG)
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Post by: bob48 on October 25, 2012, 11:58:37 AM
Most Excellent!

One of the most interesting of the 'Super Shermans' was the varient fitted with the AMX13 turret and used by Egypt.
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Post by: GJK on November 03, 2012, 09:53:38 PM
I haven't worked with lead mini's in 20 years (damn!) but received in the mail today an ebay purchase that I made the other day for "Blue Moon 15OW-100 15mm Cowboys (31) Miniatures Old West Gunslingers Gunfighters".  Not sure what got me in the mood but I broke out TSR's old RPG "Boot Hill" and played it with my son the other day.  We enjoyed it very much.  I remember liking the top-down counters but boy, they sure were flimsy, so I did a search and found those mini's for $15.  I've glued a few of them to 1/2" counters as bases (so that they'll fit on the Boot Hill map) but I'm contemplating doing the whole primer and painting thing.  Another time and money sink for wargaming - just what I need to do, right?  Well hell yeah, love that kind of stuff.  I'll probably stop by Hobby Lobby tomorrow and get some cheap paints and primer.  They're only 15mm so how bad could I mess them up?  One of them is a female gunfighter - I'll use her as my guinea pig to see how bad I'll suck at painting.  :)
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Post by: LongBlade on November 03, 2012, 09:56:50 PM
Cool!

I still have my copy of Boot Hill, too. Never tried minis with it, though. Sounds like a blast.
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Post by: GJK on November 03, 2012, 11:31:24 PM
I'm currently writing a Game Assist Program (GAP) for it that will:
1) Generate Player character's, including figuring out First Shot values for any weapons selected by the player and base To Hit %'s.
2) Generate any number of NPC's, with weapons and First Shot/To Hit values.
3) Allow the player to select any number of Player Characters already generated, NPC's pre-generated and/or any of the "Fastest Guns that ever lived" historical characters to conduct a gunfight or brawl that will:
A) Determine who has the first shot(s) based on First Shot value + modifiers and moving state or surprise
B) Show all succeeding shot sequences up to the ROF of each participants weapon vs everybody else
C) Show the final To Hit % for any shots taken
Brawling is still a work in progress but I want it to automate it in the same fashion.
The program won't roll the percentile dice for you - I want to do that myself (though I could have it do that, but what fun is that?). 
I'm pretty excited to get the mini's on the map and use the "GAP" to fight out some massive gunfights that would of been a total nightmare to conduct if trying to figure it all out manually.
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Post by: Yskonyn on November 05, 2012, 12:10:51 PM
This is currently on my paint station:

(http://i630.photobucket.com/albums/uu25/Yskonyn/2012-08-01155618.jpg)

It's my first attempt ever at paining mini's. And I am loving it. :)
A childhood interest is finally getting some serious attention and I have started playing Wh40k with a friend. It's expensive stuff, though, so I am a bit amazed that it is so popular amongst youth.
I can barely afford a decent army and I have a good playing full time job! ;)
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Post by: LongBlade on November 05, 2012, 03:55:26 PM
Very nice! Post more as you paint them :)
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Post by: TheCommandTent on November 07, 2012, 05:51:31 PM
Nice looking paint job Yskonyn!
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Post by: GJK on November 08, 2012, 12:28:30 AM
How do you get the granules of sand to stay on the base like that without forming a glob of glue?
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Post by: Yskonyn on November 08, 2012, 02:20:57 AM
Thanks guys. I am pretty much a novice at painting miniatures, but for a first time project I am quite pleased so far. I discover new techniques as I go.
The sand granules stay on with a simple method: I use an old brush to create a thin layer of glue and then dip the base into a pot of sand. Let it dry and then brush off the loose sand.
I use the white hobby glue for this.
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Post by: LongBlade on November 08, 2012, 06:48:50 AM
How do you get the granules of sand to stay on the base like that without forming a glob of glue?

I use a 50/50 mix of Elmer's glue and water. That should do the trick.
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Post by: TheCommandTent on November 08, 2012, 06:32:56 PM
How do you get the granules of sand to stay on the base like that without forming a glob of glue?

I use a 50/50 mix of Elmer's glue and water. That should do the trick.

I use this formula to seal flocking on my bases sometimes.  The great thing about Elmer's glue is that if you coat the base with it as it dries it absorbs the sand and secures it, drying clear in the process.
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Post by: DV8 on December 21, 2012, 08:21:35 AM
Yes.  I need to find a better matte finish since the Valspar gets cloudy.

Thought I'd show everyone the finish product.

(http://i1245.photobucket.com/albums/gg600/mcyeatman/A16E6152-391D-4D22-A31E-494AEED4F08A-6771-00000C8463B44566_zps9822a3ca.jpg)
(http://i1245.photobucket.com/albums/gg600/mcyeatman/8A08BBD6-6A26-4BF1-A907-6DD1AE3D4E96-6771-00000C8479A1C460_zps8dc7ede6.jpg)
(http://i1245.photobucket.com/albums/gg600/mcyeatman/4DD5C24A-1138-4D2D-9850-EAAC531446F0-6771-00000C8486E41B53_zpsdfd4d18b.jpg)
(http://i1245.photobucket.com/albums/gg600/mcyeatman/30209C6D-BF9C-4B74-BC4C-371D47AE4C7D-6771-00000C8495783647_zps6df83384.jpg)
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Post by: LongBlade on December 21, 2012, 10:25:42 PM
Now I know why you were so hot to game today...
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Post by: TheCommandTent on December 22, 2012, 06:56:37 PM
Great looking figures DV8!
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Post by: TheCommandTent on January 05, 2013, 10:18:04 AM
(http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z397/SoccerDJ04/15mmworkbench_zpsb4782896.jpg)


Two squads of 15mm Americans for Bolt Action primed and ready to be painted.  Now to find the time.


In other news I have a backlog of figures to be primed but with the cold weather its not looking like I'll get to them until spring, unless we have a day that warms up slightly or a friend's workshop I can use.
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Post by: DV8 on January 05, 2013, 10:30:06 AM
Looking good.  You you played a game yet?
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Post by: TheCommandTent on January 05, 2013, 10:41:33 AM
Looking good.  You you played a game yet?

Thanks!  Unfortunately I haven't played a game yet, I am still trying to get figures based and painted.   :-[
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Post by: LongBlade on January 05, 2013, 12:36:18 PM
(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j349/longblade/20130104_223540.jpg)
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Post by: bob48 on January 05, 2013, 12:40:09 PM
What's the large ship on the left LB?
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Post by: LongBlade on January 05, 2013, 12:44:37 PM
Dreadnought. :)

http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Federation_class
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Post by: LongBlade on January 05, 2013, 12:45:44 PM
Dreadnought. :)

http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Federation_class

Edit:

From left to right: dreadnought, battlecruiser, frigate, heavy cruiser, light cruiser.
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Post by: TheCommandTent on January 05, 2013, 12:56:17 PM
Cool looking ships LB
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Post by: bob48 on January 05, 2013, 02:11:55 PM
Excellent. Looks good LB.
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Post by: Staggerwing on January 05, 2013, 06:06:27 PM
Yes, very sharp looking!
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Post by: LongBlade on January 05, 2013, 06:11:03 PM
Thanks, Stagger. Hat's off to you.

I have a second set my wife bought which complements this nicely. Going to work on that next.

It'll sport a new heavy cruiser, a second dreadnought, a new light cruiser, a second battlecruiser, and a war destroyer. Can't wait to dig into these then get them painted. These things are just awesome to have hanging around on a desk, let alone to game with!

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j349/longblade/Smilies/intrepidphasers.gif)
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Post by: undercovergeek on January 05, 2013, 06:16:10 PM
(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j349/longblade/20130104_223540.jpg)

WTF is in the pink bottle that says LOVE on the side?
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Post by: LongBlade on January 05, 2013, 06:29:40 PM
(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j349/longblade/20130104_223540.jpg)

WTF is in the pink bottle that says LOVE on the side?

Good eyes. That's a breast cancer water bottle.
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Post by: undercovergeek on January 05, 2013, 06:35:19 PM
twice in a week ive made a mistake about you - theres me thinking you were a sensual massage for Mrs Blade kind of guy while checking out the figures!!
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Post by: LongBlade on January 05, 2013, 06:37:47 PM
twice in a week ive made a mistake about you - theres me thinking you were a sensual massage for Mrs Blade kind of guy while checking out the figures!!

Heh. I'm just full of surprises.
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Post by: Bison on February 26, 2013, 05:21:10 PM
Does putting the stickers on Command and Colors blocks count? 

Last night I finished up about 40 blocks.  Household 6 was very amused that I was using a toothpick to attempt and get the best alignment of the sticker on the block.  I've got some photos, which I'll post here in the next few days.
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Post by: TheCommandTent on April 17, 2013, 05:22:50 PM
Had some nice weather today so I was able to get out and prime number of minis.  I emptied my priming backlog but now my painting backlog is even longer.   :D
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Post by: LongBlade on April 17, 2013, 07:07:10 PM
Had some nice weather today so I was able to get out and prime number of minis.  I emptied my priming backlog but now my painting backlog is even longer.   :D

I hear you. I bought a starter Warmachine army (Cryx) a week and a half ago and have only assembled one mini.
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Post by: TheCommandTent on April 17, 2013, 07:58:14 PM
Had some nice weather today so I was able to get out and prime number of minis.  I emptied my priming backlog but now my painting backlog is even longer.   :D

I hear you. I bought a starter Warmachine army (Cryx) a week and a half ago and have only assembled one mini.

Do you have a place to paint and assemble minis at the new house?
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Post by: JudgeDredd on April 18, 2013, 04:21:28 AM
Still my Trumpeter 1/35 Challenger II

I actually bought a  paint I'm happy with...3 tins later!
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Post by: LongBlade on April 18, 2013, 04:18:17 PM
Had some nice weather today so I was able to get out and prime number of minis.  I emptied my priming backlog but now my painting backlog is even longer.   :D

I hear you. I bought a starter Warmachine army (Cryx) a week and a half ago and have only assembled one mini.

Do you have a place to paint and assemble minis at the new house?

Yes and no.

I have places I can go. I haven't set things up yet nor decided exactly where I want to hang. Partly it's an embarrassment of riches and partly because I'm still unpacking.
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Post by: Bison on April 18, 2013, 08:37:21 PM
I should be able to resume putting the stickers on my Command and Colors blocks this weekend. 
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Post by: LongBlade on April 18, 2013, 09:49:17 PM
I should be able to resume putting the stickers on my Command and Colors blocks this weekend.

When you're done you're welcome to work on my Strike of the Eagle stickers.
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Post by: Bison on April 18, 2013, 10:12:54 PM
Good lord no.  After I finish this set, I'm hoping to move onto counter clipping!
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Post by: TheCommandTent on April 19, 2013, 06:34:14 AM
Good lord no.  After I finish this set, I'm hoping to move onto counter clipping!

Counter clipping scares me.......
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Post by: Staggerwing on April 19, 2013, 07:39:54 AM
Good lord no.  After I finish this set, I'm hoping to move onto counter clipping!

Counter clipping scares me.......

'Counter Clipping' sounds like it could be some kind of financial scam. :D
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Post by: LongBlade on April 19, 2013, 08:50:12 AM
Good lord no.  After I finish this set, I'm hoping to move onto counter clipping!

Then you and DV8 should have a party. He loves to counter clip.
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Post by: DV8 on April 19, 2013, 09:18:22 AM
Good lord no.  After I finish this set, I'm hoping to move onto counter clipping!

Then you and DV8 should have a party. He loves to counter clip.

I really do.  It's a sickness.
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Post by: LongBlade on April 19, 2013, 09:20:04 AM
Good lord no.  After I finish this set, I'm hoping to move onto counter clipping!

Then you and DV8 should have a party. He loves to counter clip.

I really do.  It's a sickness.

What's really fun is to tease him about micron-level imperfections in the symmetry of the clippings!
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Post by: DV8 on April 19, 2013, 09:54:30 AM
 >:(
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Post by: LongBlade on April 19, 2013, 10:28:40 AM
See!  :D
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Post by: bob48 on April 19, 2013, 02:25:04 PM
Good lord no.  After I finish this set, I'm hoping to move onto counter clipping!

Then you and DV8 should have a party. He loves to counter clip.

I really do.  It's a sickness.

<nods head> Me too. I can't play a game until I've clipped the counters. I do wish LnL would hurry up and get Desert Heat printed. My clipper fingers are all a'twitch >:(
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Post by: GJK on April 19, 2013, 03:15:17 PM
Same boat here - must have clipped counters and it's like Lays potato chips - you can't clip just one!  What is your alls tool of choice?  Mine's the Oregon Laminations 2mm corner rounder (modified):
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Post by: bob48 on April 19, 2013, 03:20:43 PM
Nothing so sophisticated for me, sadly. I use a pretty substantial pair of common nail clippers and manage to achieve fairly consistent results, although I tend only remove a small clipping to get rid of the excess from the sprue.
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Post by: Arctic Blast on April 19, 2013, 03:31:39 PM
I've never clipped a counter. It now amuses me to know that seeing me play with rough counters would probably drive many of you mad.  ;D
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Post by: bob48 on April 19, 2013, 03:33:06 PM
No worries Arctic, I'll bring my own clippers and do 'em as we play  ;)
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Post by: LongBlade on April 19, 2013, 05:20:03 PM
Same boat here - must have clipped counters and it's like Lays potato chips - you can't clip just one!  What is your alls tool of choice?  Mine's the Oregon Laminations 2mm corner rounder (modified):

Your duct tape looks wrinkled!
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Post by: DV8 on April 19, 2013, 06:03:20 PM
It's only a prototype.

(http://img.diytrade.com/cdimg/1338784/17583837/0/1291192831/Copper_Foil_Automatic_Die_Cutter_Machine.jpg)
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Post by: LongBlade on April 19, 2013, 07:15:53 PM
LOL
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Post by: TheCommandTent on April 19, 2013, 09:03:06 PM
Probably a dumb question but is clipping counters more of an aesthetics thing or is there some functional reason for doing so?
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Post by: JudgeDredd on April 20, 2013, 02:29:06 AM
Talking about "clipping"...I remember one or two people on here (can't remember who) pulling me about my counters. I think I was doing an AAR for Hornet Leader. Someone asked me to clip the counters...it clearly bothered them.  ;)
 
tbh, it kind of did me, but not to the point where I was about to waste a couple of hours clipping little bits of cardboard off 4 corners of small cardboard counters (though I think I did eventually)....however that person pointing it out has now afflicted me with their illness - because I did just that with my Band of Heroes game!  :D
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Post by: Barthheart on April 20, 2013, 04:48:11 AM
Probably a dumb question but is clipping counters more of an aesthetics thing or is there some functional reason for doing so?

It's nothing but the sign of a person with a really sick OCD problem. I would never deface my counters by cutting off the corners.
They will claim that is cleans up the corner "fuzzies" and make the counters fit better in the hexes..... but it's nothing but vandalism....  :P
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Post by: bob48 on April 20, 2013, 05:39:22 AM
Arghhhh!

Fuzzy corners....................Nooooooooo!!!!!

(clip,clip,clip,clip,clip)
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Post by: LongBlade on April 20, 2013, 07:23:20 AM
Arghhhh!

Fuzzy corners....................Nooooooooo!!!!!

(clip,clip,clip,clip,clip)

LOL

Ummm, that corner isn't symmetrical. No, not that one. The other one.
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Post by: LongBlade on April 20, 2013, 07:24:18 AM
Probably a dumb question but is clipping counters more of an aesthetics thing or is there some functional reason for doing so?

It's nothing but the sign of a person with a really sick OCD problem. I would never deface my counters by cutting off the corners.
They will claim that is cleans up the corner "fuzzies" and make the counters fit better in the hexes..... but it's nothing but vandalism....  :P

I always like how some of the counters come with a hanging chad. Just a slight flare on the top right. It makes them look like they're moving.
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Post by: GJK on April 20, 2013, 07:27:41 AM
Supposedly, the counter clipping all started because of AH's small 1/2" hexes with 1/2" counters and having the corners of the counters "snag" counters in an adjacent hex with the corners that overhanged into the adjacent hex.  That or you can compare it to circumcised vs ala naturale.....
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Post by: Bison on April 20, 2013, 09:08:54 AM
I'm just going to do it cause that's what I saw all the cool kids doing.
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Post by: GJK on April 20, 2013, 12:44:20 PM
I'm just going to do it cause that's what I saw all the cool kids doing.

The quote that makes parents shake in their shoes!
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Post by: TheCommandTent on April 20, 2013, 04:03:37 PM
I'm just going to do it cause that's what I saw all the cool kids doing.


... wait ... so that means ... I'm not one of the cool kids ...