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    robert
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    Morning all.

    Just fuelling myself for a day of hobby with some coffee, porridge and prunes.  Might also be a day of running to the loo!  I may watch the European Cup rugby final later but other than that I plan to have a shed day.  Though I might do some more knitting later as I have knit myself a dice bag but it needs sown up and decorated.

    @mage I’m a massive fan of the Heroquest minis.  Don’t think there as been a better mummy sculpted!

    @wolfch Welcome back.  Glad you liked that Grave Digger song, the album it is from “Tunes of War” is all about Scotland’s tussles with England over the years, which is surprising from a German heavy metal band.  They have also had full Pipe Bands on stage with them as well during festivals!  (sorry if I just metalsplained you, I am just enthusiastic).   Also, awesome reuse of Pizza boxes! I love it!!!

    @limburger You never told me about Pale Moonlight?  Sounds like an awesome name for a band.

    @horati0nosebl0wer Nothing wrong with buying a bargain… or that is what I am trying to convince myself after buying stuff I don’t currently need from Warlord’s sprue sale.  I remember that Mr Oizo “Flat Beat” getting loads of airtime when I was at uni, not a bad tune.

    @warzan That clay looks good, even the bits that haven’t come out as well are just areas that have been worn down over the years by the feet of loyal servants and worshippers of the lizards… or something like that.  Your chat about the lizards and the dinosaurs reminded me that I had bought a Tamiya Triceratops years ago and never built it, got that built this week.  Tempted to order a T-Rex now as they are really good value for the size and quality.

    Now to music (J-L)

     

    #1389234

    sundancer
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    @limburger ah, I see you’re a man of culture as well… listening to the teachings of “Jim F*cking Sterling Son”. I love that man and the podcast he does with Laurakbuzz and Gav “Miracle of Sound”.  But the copy and paste approach of the Elder Scrolls RPG just baffles my mind…

    This thread has a @warzan invasion! Nice work there mate.

    @robert great choice of music.

    Now if you all please excuse me, I need my coffee and have laundry to do as the wife is at work…. more hobby later 😉

    #1389235

    warzan
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    OK it’s packing up time for me chaps, little girl has to sing in the school choir today 🙂

    But happy enough with the progress so far. Just have 6 Cavalry bases to do and then onto the next stage.

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    Hopefully I can get a pass to do some more hobby tomorrow morning and take these all a step further 🙂

    Have a great Saturday everyone!

    #1389236

    woldenspoons
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    I totally remembered there was no weekender this week. I think the alarm sound is now a must.

    (1) Is a hard tabletop boardgame necessarily a good one?

    No, but then it is no guarantee of being a bad one. The best ones (funnily enough like Hellboy) let you cater the difficulty to taste. Personally I prefer the experience and story over the headache. Relating it to video games, I have no issue with finishing games on easy mode in order to see it all. I’ve definitely walked away from difficult or tiresome ones, thinking of Final Fantasy 13 and Bayonetta in particular.

    (2) Do board games based on a computer game work? Or do they get muddled up in immitating the game’s style translating directly into a tabletop game and suffer?

    I think I may never have played one 🤔. I did see the kick starter resident evil all together and there was a ridiculous amount of stuff but I’ve never seen it played. Has anyone tried Dark Souls? I know the game’s reputation of being punishing so will be interesting to see if that was what the designers took away.

    (3) Do games have too much accessories?

    Figures, no, accessories, yes. Dungeon Crawler games being the worst culprits here. I’m just shocked that nobody has made scaling wound tokens in fact I probably shouldn’t have thought that out loud.

    My pledge this weekend is to take a hobby break. I may spray some more Hellboy figures but not much more.

    Talking of Hellboy figures and asking on behalf of Reichbusters players too, for historical German soldiers, circa 1943-45 when the uniforms had turned to the grey how do historical players handle painting any umm insignia on them? Apart from the VERY obvious no is there some for of guide to etiquette?

    I guess I can add some music too.

    Oh I believe there was a Witcher boardgame that was very well received?

    #1389237

    warzan
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    One last stop on the way home to ship the current days orders 🙂

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    #1389238

    sundancer
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    Remember to bring them to the post office… Not to your home! 😉

    #1389245

    wolfch
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    @warzan is on fire today!

     

    on my side…. decals cutting again. it takes ages

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    #1389246

    limburger
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    That’s a nice van … it’d be a shame if it got misplaced 😉

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    Here’s a little hint :

     

    batmobile

    I was expecting a lump of plastic, but the batmobile is a collectible toy.
    They even made the tires out of a rubber like material.
    It is overkill as a gaming piece, but that’s my only complaint.

    I kind of wished I had ordered a second batmobile as a painting project, because it looks like this could be an awesome display piece with just a bit of weathering and detailing.

    I’m looking forward to their season 2 kickstarter next month.

    @woldenspoons : Dark souls does capture the grinding aspect of the game. And the models do look good.
    The one thing it doesn’t capture is the fighting itself, because rolling a few dice can’t compare to fighting monsters in the game.

    I think that it kind of shows the limitations of boardgame conversions.
    Anything turnbased or strategic can translate without too many problems, provided you find a way to simplify/streamline the bookkeeping involved.

    Combat (in videogames) is too intense & dynamic which rarely translates into a boardgame mechanic that feels like a skill to master.
    As a result it’s usually a matter of rolling dice and hoping it works, instead of a strategic/tactical choice.

    I kind of hope that the Streetfighter kickstarter is going to prove that it can be done.

    #1389247

    woldenspoons
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    @limburger interesting though that people think the FPS style of Doom translated well.

    Street Fighter was an amazing game but I feel Mortal Kombat would make a better Tabletop game. More a gut feeling than anything researched.

    Are you going to get a second for some Superman battle damaged batmobile?

    @warzan how long did it take John to paint the van? 🤣

    #1389248

    warzan
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    lol John drybrushed it in about 30 mins 😉

    #1389249

    dawfydd
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    Felling like tackling some Infinity this weekend:

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    #1389253

    limburger
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    @woldenspoons : I think it’s because Doom is about exploration and killing demons with guns.
    It also doesn’t have fancy melee combat.

    Your guess is as good as mine though.
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    Remember this thing :

    It looks like GW really is launching a new paint product called ‘Contrast’.
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    I wonder what two-thin-coats Duncan has to say about that …

    #1389254

    woldenspoons
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    Personally, my lazy painting behind is firmly believing in the alleged awesomeness of this product and if On Tabletop decided to get an expert, a veteran and a noob to test it that would be awesome. @warzan you are welcome 👍😁

    #1389255

    robert
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    The contrast thing looks interesting.  Seems to be like a thickish ink, so will stain the top, but flow into the deeper areas and give a deeper colour.  I wonder if the special undercoats have any particular features e.g. are they glossy to let the paint flow better or rougher to slow the paint down a bit.  Will be interesting to hear what the experts on the interweb have to say about it.

    #1389256

    sundancer
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    The finished minis look a bit chalky so I guess the new base coat is a bit…. rough textured maybe?

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