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Wargaming / Re: Circumcised Counters
« Last post by BanzaiCat on Today at 03:50:00 PM »
I went ahead and ordered the 2.5mm. If my 3mm shows up eventually then I at least have some counter circumcising diversity.
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Modelling and Miniatures / Re: Airbrush?
« Last post by Silent Disapproval Robot on Today at 03:22:01 PM »
I ended up buying an airbrush last year.  I got one of the detail brushes (Harder & Steenbeck 0.2mm) and it's really handy for some things but I just don't have the skill to use it to its fullest.  I find it saves me a lot of time for painting things like 15mm armour and 1:300 scale ships but for doing things like 28mm figures, I don't get much use out of it.

If you're mainly going to use it for priming, it doesn't save a lot of time but it does give you a much better coat. It's also great for adding zenithal highlights which lessens the need for shading.

Make sure you get one with a larger needle (0.4mm or more) as the fine ones (0.2mm or less) won't give you the coverage you need for quick priming. 
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Modelling and Miniatures / Re: Airbrush?
« Last post by Ubercat on Today at 11:23:21 AM »
In my limited experience priming by airbrush is pretty fast and efficient. The need to clean the equipment afterwards is a PitA, but increasingly mitigated by greater volumes of minis requiring priming.

The airbrush is my best option in the winter as I can do it indoors without the fumes. Otherwise I generally use a can in the garage.
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Modelling and Miniatures / Re: Airbrush?
« Last post by bbmike on Today at 10:58:02 AM »
Watching with interest. I've been eyeing the Iwata-Medea NEO TRN 1 Trigger Airbrush for over a year now.
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Wargaming / Re: Circumcised Counters
« Last post by Nefaro on Today at 10:53:30 AM »
Thanks, Nef. That's what I was thinking, too, go a bit smaller so if I clip my older games it won't look so pronounced. 'Preciate it.  O0

 O0

I think the 3mm is fine for most modern counters of regular or large size.  I still occasionally run into the smaller ones, though, and it's just on the edge of too much.  I think the 2.5mm (or is the next smaller size a 2?) would be perfect for all of them.
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Modelling and Miniatures / Airbrush?
« Last post by Nefaro on Today at 10:51:19 AM »
Been debating picking up an airbrush because using a rattle can to prime a bunch of minis, in one go, is not always an option where I'm at.  I also have so many to paint that priming with a brush takes up too much time.

Couple questions for those who already do so:

1)  Does it save you a lot of time over doing it manually, including clean-up of the airbrush after every session?  Or just a little?

2) Which airbrush do you consider the best price-to-performance value? 


I've eyed the Ikawas and a Paasche.  At the moment I'm leaning more toward the Paasche because it seems to be a good price for the value (around $83 right now), and the mid-level Ikawa is around $100.  Anyone have experience with either of these?
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Wargaming / Re: Circumcised Counters
« Last post by BanzaiCat on Today at 10:47:03 AM »
Thanks, Nef. That's what I was thinking, too, go a bit smaller so if I clip my older games it won't look so pronounced. 'Preciate it.  O0
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Yeah, that Lightning character mini is pretty badass. 



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Wargaming / Re: Circumcised Counters
« Last post by Nefaro on Today at 10:44:18 AM »
I had a 3mm Oregon Laminations counter clipper that I think I lost in my move. I'd like to get another one but am not sure. 3mm was a bit large but okay for my purposes. Maybe a 2.5mm? Anyone have a 3mm counter clipper and downsize by chance?

My 3mm is still working just fine, although it needs an occasional lubing.   ;)

It shouldn't crap out on me for a long time, but if I were to do it again I would get the next smaller size.  Had intended to do so the first time, but they were out of stock, or something, at the time.
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