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#1001 SquallStrife

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Posted 03 February 2015 - 10:46 AM

I use Agrax Earthshade on basically everything. I just slosh it on though, none of this finesse garbage, Nagash cares not for subtlety. :P
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#1002 Scadartus

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Posted 03 February 2015 - 12:27 PM

That's for tip hawkeye :)  


I use Agrax Earthshade on basically everything. I just slosh it on though, none of this finesse garbage, Nagash cares not for subtlety. :P

 

You're right, I probably care too much... if only the models weren't so danged expensive I might be a little more adventurous!


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Posted 04 February 2015 - 07:42 PM

 if only the models weren't so danged expensive I might be a little more adventurous!

 

That right there is a problem mostly associated with Games Workshop miniatures. For what you get they are heinously expensive.

 

Your comment on the previous page regarding washes and large surfaces bears revisiting. Hawkeye is spot on when her says to pick out the details on large areas. I never really ran into this problem until I painted a Necron monolith many moons ago. It would have streaked terribly if I had tried to cover the entire thing in wash. I should probably also mention (for reference) those mobile artillery pieces I painted on the previous page are only 30-40mm in length.


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Posted 06 February 2015 - 08:26 AM

It's a shame that miniature costs isn't relative to size/amount of plastic ;)  I have used eBay to good effect, with a little patience and fortuitous timing saving me a reasonable amount, but also leaving my list with a few gaps ;)  

 

@physt - thanks for the clarification on the washes.  I've had a bit of look around and wondered about the Army Painter Quick Dips; if slathering is all the go, then sheep-dipping my minis would make sense.  Have you (or anyone else on the board?) tried this out?  Seems too easy to be true, but I'm prepared to spend a bit of coin if it saves significant time...

 

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Posted 08 February 2015 - 07:34 AM

The dips are an interesting thing, but don't bother with it in cooler temperatures as the dip won't run into detail. You will also need to have a can of Testors Dull-Cote handy because the dips leave the model very glossy.

 

I've found the Army Painter washes to be a much better option.


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#1006 hawkeye

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Posted 09 February 2015 - 09:07 AM

The army painter washes, in the bottle, are divine. I painted up some WW2 Germans, and base-coated every colour, and then did a single - I think - Strong Shade wash over the whole figure. Add highlights, and they looks awesome.

I have seen good results from the dips, but mostly on figures like tyranids.


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Posted 09 February 2015 - 09:28 AM

Thanks @physt, @hawkeye.  Fingers crossed I'll get some painting time in soon!


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Posted 24 February 2015 - 09:44 PM

Heya - Know I haven't been around for a while. Sorry about that. I blame Facebook

 

Been getting into RC cars and Gunpla of late. If noone minds, may I share my Gunpla painting as I go? I know this is meant to be a GW thread, but I see the off-topic posts and fully endorse them (Like I have any say anyways, hey? :P )

 

Also - I'm looking at only doing GW stuff as a per-piece basis. I've been in this hobby since 1995, and never managed a game, so will only be doing one-off pieces (Like Snikrot and other pieces I find awesome). I have given up on gaming as such, but will keep buying rulebooks and codexs (Codii?) to satisfy my own needs. On the flipside, I have a butt-load of Orks, Tau, and some 'nids I no longer need and I will put up for sale if anyone wants to buy them. If anyone is interested, just say so and I'll put up appropriate Trademart postings listing what I have


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#1009 hawkeye

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Posted 25 February 2015 - 11:11 AM

Go nuts, man - all nerd, all the time!


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#1010 SquallStrife

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Posted 25 June 2015 - 07:43 AM

Age of Sigmar pre-orders open 4th of July.

9th ed? 9th ed.
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#1011 hawkeye

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Posted 25 June 2015 - 11:11 AM

And meant to be a huge change to the setting and rules, too. Interesting times.

 

So what are all you lot working on at the moment? SHOW US YOUR PROJECTS!


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#1012 SquallStrife

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Posted 06 July 2015 - 12:46 AM

So not 9th ed, but a new game using your WHFB minis. Interesting read so far, seems like it would make a good drinking game! :P
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#1013 hawkeye

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Posted 06 July 2015 - 02:52 PM

Oh man, I've been reading about that, and... it just sounds terrible!


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#1014 SquallStrife

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Posted 07 July 2015 - 07:13 AM

Oh man, I've been reading about that, and... it just sounds terrible!


I'm hearing that a lot. Ah well, at least it's free!
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Posted 03 October 2015 - 07:14 AM

I know this is pretty late but MOAB is on this weekend in Sydney and I will be leaving shortly to spent most of the day at MOAB.

 

I am not competing again this year (one day I will stop procrastinating and get back into hardcore tourny play again) however, I will be scouring the bring and buy for any lost treasures and be playing some of the participation games that are on offer Dead mans hand and Bolt Action look interesting to me at the moment.

 

So if you have time this weekend it is always a good way to spend some time visiting MOAB.

 

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#1016 hawkeye

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Posted 07 October 2015 - 09:03 AM

I've been seeing photos from the event showing up on various wargaming feeds on Facebook - looked like a great weekend, especially the Bolt Action stuff.


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#1017 SquallStrife

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Posted 12 October 2015 - 01:04 PM

So there's a fan-made "9th age" rule set for people that don't like Age of Sigmar:

http://www.the-ninth...af2293231d463ef
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#1018 hawkeye

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Posted 13 October 2015 - 12:22 PM

I am unsurprised.


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#1019 SquallStrife

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Posted 14 October 2015 - 11:33 AM

Likewise.

It's worth a look though, if just to get a feel for what people thought needed fixing from 8th ed.
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#1020 hawkeye

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Posted 16 October 2015 - 11:10 AM

I haven't played Fantasy in years. I even play a lot less 40k these days.


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