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  • #1394704

    mage
    Participant
    15130xp

    Have my son this weekend and gonna bed in a couple of hours before my night shift

     

    My pledge is to work on my Primaris Apothecary and Chaplain for my Minotaurs.

     

    ill answer my own questions and respond/award later so for now please keep posting away and sharing

     

    good seeing everyone too!

    #1394719

    woldenspoons
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    2868xp

    Morning all. I got up at 3.30am. Good Times.

    Hobby wise for me depends on the postman. Yes it’s a man, I spoke to him earlier. It’s been about a month since I received Conquest so hopefully another lot comes today.

    1) The change from AoS to AoS with the Generals Handbook. Suddenly a good game became a great one. I really don’t get to play it enough. Still not used all my newer Stormcast toys.

    2) Ignoring Game of Thrones. There are usually bits of the big GeeDubya 40k events where the plot is a little bit off.

    [Spoiler]

     

     

     

    Calgar’s Big plan is to damage the Vengeful Spirit forcing Abbadon to depart, because he’s desperate to not lose his precious flagship. Yet in previous campaigns he has been swanning around in the Planet Killer. Surely he took the same precautions? [/spoiler]

    3) As an advanced technique an expert can make it look brilliant. An amateur can make it look terrible. Saying that we have the best tools we’ve ever had with weathering powders etc to make it look great. In my head I can see a hellbrute painted on one side and the other almost black and silver were the paint has been flamed off. Almost like Twoface. The anti weathering is the important bit in this case.

    #1394734

    robert
    Participant
    6787xp

    @woldenspoons I was expecting my Conquest to arrive today as well, it usually arrives on a Saturday for me as well, but no joy as my postman has already been today.  It’ll be Tuesday at the earliest now due to the Bank Holiday.  He did bring me a cheap cushion cover and some polystyrene cones, both of which I am going to turn into terrain… though not this weekend.

    Anyway, have my “camo” dice bag knit and sown.  Just need to make a draw string for it and it is done.    It is rather big.

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    #1394777

    dawfydd
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    4635xp

    @sundancer & @limburger apologies for the confusion chaps – a lesson there about posting just after you’ve taken your painkillers 😀

     

    #1394810

    sundancer
    Participant
    10418xp

    Painkillers? Pain! PAIN! KILLER!

    Music!

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    #1394819

    robert
    Participant
    6787xp

    Alternative Northern Irish lyrics…

    He is the Spain Killer…This is the Spain Killer!

    Faster than a laser bullet
    Louder than an atom bomb
    Chromium plated boiling metal
    Bang it in Gerry Armstrong 🙂

     

    I’ll get my coat and see myself out.

    #1394838

    woldenspoons
    Participant
    2868xp

    It’s just got too dark for pictures but I’m coming along very nicely with Lobster Johnson. Pictures tomorrow if it’s not too overcast.

    #1394870

    mage
    Participant
    15130xp

    Aaaaaand I’m back!

    #1394882

    sundancer
    Participant
    10418xp

    So am I. I’m building my brewhouse.

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    #1394883

    mage
    Participant
    15130xp

    @sundancer <30 points>

     

    That’s an awesome brew house! 30 points for the idea and work so far

     

     

    #1394884

    crazyredcoat
    Participant
    1520xp

    Part one of pledge done already…amazing what happens when you just crack on with things… 😛 3 more Custodian Guardians to finish off all the army that I have so far. Not painted, sadly, but they’re all built now!

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    #1394945

    crazyredcoat
    Participant
    1520xp

    Me again! I was flicking through some research material and noticed an error in the star on my Jeep for my Brits (the only Yankee vehicle I have in my NW Europe force), so I fixed it. Had to freehand, and it’s not perfect but if anyone asks it’s a Jeep that the British ‘found’ and most certainly didn’t knick it from an American depot and hand draw in the circle around the star… 😛

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    Ignore the keyboard; I know it’s filthy.

    Have more music to make up for it!

    #1394946

    horati0nosebl0wer
    Participant
    5408xp

    As something similar has been said before… the reports of my demise have been grossly exaggerated. I will be spotty in checking in (no not actual spots) as I’m awaiting a friend of mine to rebuild his old pc that I can game/conference with.  In the meantime I’ll toss in my two cents as mu workdays are about as long as they used to be but paying ao much more in overtime.

    I have choice words about my collection of books and the weight it has become. I, unfortunately, am a collector of them and will be looking at more in the future. Still more to move into place as I am at the point of needing a desk large enough for working on minis. I’ll also be getting a second DETOLF considering what I will want to diaplay. I pledge to not make a mess of the new place until after I get the new desk as I can’t set up the paint racks on the walls without the size of my working space.
    For reboots that work the 2nd to 3rd and 3.5 did. I’ve yet to see L5R and 7th Sea as reboots but they look promising. I did think that the d20 reboot of Star Wars was good and then the FFG rehash did more to allow players to build even more customized PCs. I haven’t looked at Blood Bowl or Necromunda as rereleases but they shouldn’t have changed all that much.

    I haven’t been in deep enough into a particular game system to consider have a moment of facepalm over the storyline.

    Weathering is a great thing to work on. It can add quite a bit to a model if done with care to establish the age/wear on a material surface. I’m finding that there are very fun things that can be done that have the most interesting changes if you throw on a little bit of green for moss/algae due to water and rusting from exposure. With regard to the extreme I agree that it can just be something useless. Ork structures are great to work over for rust but there is a certain logic even to that. Hitting them with pigment to be done with them is lazy. A little variation on washes would be a great thing to play with. Starting with a standard steel metallic throw some brown, yellow or even a purple wash (in the deep recesses) would make weathered steel things stand out. Copper would come to life with greens and brass turning blue would make metals catch more viewers.

    #1394978

    warzan
    Keymaster
    16798xp

    Hi Guys

    Sorry I wasn’t able to participate earlier, work and family commitments tend to bunch up heavily before an event and with UKGE and Bootcamp doubling up its adding up to be quite the pressure cooker lol.

    Questions

    1) 40k 4th to 5th was a stand out reboot for me, I truly appreciated what cavatore was trying to do at the time and the game just felt less gamey to me and more fluid and fun.

     

    2) The introduction of the penguins into home raiders, while popular and cute they broke the core theme of the game for me where everything as a gritty one to one scale critter making it’s way around your house. Never felt the same about the game or setting after that.

    3) Excellent question, no doubt it can hide a lot of sins. And personally I dont think any approach should be considered lazy if it helps you reach some level of satisfaction with your project. So I would say I’m a big proponent of weathering for us folk with slightly less skill or time 🙂

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    I particularly like this track

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    So I’m in early this morning to get a start on my ghost army (first army from scratch for me in a long time)

    Ultimately opted to use the AoS minis ghost haunts as the young fellas here in the members suite have been looking to give AoS a go and I said I would muck in with them.

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    No doubt the minis are beautiful but fuck are they fragile! (Which for me is not a good thing as you know lol)

    Would have much preferred to do this with the para bellum models but I’m saving those to actually explore that games background in more detail.

    I have really started finding joy in doing a bit of quiet hobby but unlike brother lloyd I cant really commit to doing it in one place so I came up with a plan to make a mobile hobby workstation that I can use where ever I can get the peace and quiet to hobby.

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    Built it last night (brought manny into the members suite and set him to building his first model – he ended up building 4 space marines and 3 storm casts… I’m very proud of the wee man)

    This morning is its first run out and so far so good, most everything I need has a place and I feel quite relaxed knowing where stuff is. lol

     

    #1395014

    warzan
    Keymaster
    16798xp

    So stage one of build complete

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    Just having a discussion now about perhaps changing the base sizes a bit to make the models more pretty lol (and use my 2p bases)

    Then I start the model cleanup process gonna play with liquid green stuff etc so looking forward to that!

     

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