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Re: Whats on your painting table/workbench?
« Reply #180 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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Re: Whats on your painting table/workbench?
« Reply #181 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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Re: Whats on your painting table/workbench?
« Reply #182 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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Re: Whats on your painting table/workbench?
« Reply #183 on: November 05, 2012, 12:10:51 PM »
This is currently on my paint station:



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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Re: Whats on your painting table/workbench?
« Reply #184 on: November 05, 2012, 03:55:26 PM »
Very nice! Post more as you paint them :)

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Re: Whats on your painting table/workbench?
« Reply #185 on: November 07, 2012, 05:51:31 PM »
Nice looking paint job Yskonyn!
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Re: Whats on your painting table/workbench?
« Reply #186 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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Re: Whats on your painting table/workbench?
« Reply #187 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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Re: Whats on your painting table/workbench?
« Reply #188 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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Re: Whats on your painting table/workbench?
« Reply #189 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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Re: Whats on your painting table/workbench?
« Reply #190 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.





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Re: Whats on your painting table/workbench?
« Reply #191 on: December 21, 2012, 10:25:42 PM »
Now I know why you were so hot to game today...

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Re: Whats on your painting table/workbench?
« Reply #192 on: December 22, 2012, 06:56:37 PM »
Great looking figures DV8!
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Re: Whats on your painting table/workbench?
« Reply #193 on: January 05, 2013, 10:18:04 AM »



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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Re: Whats on your painting table/workbench?
« Reply #194 on: January 05, 2013, 10:30:06 AM »
Looking good.  You you played a game yet?
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