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    sundancer
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    First time visitor to OTT? Then please introduce yourself in the New Member Thread and look around in the Project System. Then come back and read on…

    Introduce yourselves (New member thread)

    https://www.beastsofwar.com/project/

    Read all of this before you start as it will save you any trouble later.

    First thing you must do is make your “pledge”. It can be anything gaming related, big or small, and you don’t even have to finish it. No, in here, happiness is the road. Have fun doing whatever it is, but it is not a race. Accompany your work with pictures or we might think you are do something sinister and just using us for cover.

    You are also presented with a few questions. It is to get the conversation started. Try and keep your answers ‘conversational’, no text speak, and certainly no “basically”. This is how we all get to know each other better. While you are here feel free to tell us a story, show a picture, joke, tales of love or woe, or just add your own little bit. This is the whole point…in here it is just us.

    If you have never taken part before we may bark and bite, but we also like a cuddle! It is all done in the best possible taste and it is character building. feel free to give as good as you get.

    A few other things to note: NO RELIGION & NO POLITICS! Glasgow pub rules are in effect. If you need to make a better point then it is fine, but don’t take the piss. And always keep it civil.

    Play plenty of music to go with your work. Loud and through proper speakers. Write us a playlist of things we might not have heard before.

    Now, after all of that there is only one ‘real’ rule in here and it cannot be broken: NO DICKS! (Exceptions may be made for little fighting men with little plastic/resin/metal wieners)

    And don’t forget the highlights of the weekend: The Weekender on Friday and XLBS on Sunday. And the little show that is the unofficial Hobby Hangout over at twitch.tv

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    Imagine you have a painted army. All painted in your way and style. You discover a new way to paint. Then new stuff for your army is getting released. Do you:

    • switch your style but leave the old ones “as is”
    • switch your style and redo all the old stuff
    • keep the army in a consistent “old” style but new armies get the new treatment

    And now back to the show.

    #1735311

    sundancer
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    Pledge: not to kill any relatives when visiting the dragon mother in law for mothers day.

    I think I would be more the one to try and keep “an army” uniform. (Unless the lore behind it already makes it “rag tag”) It’s really hard to say. Really looking forward to your feedback on this.

    #1735389

    demonsub
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    Happy Friday.

    My pledge this week is to finish the Skull Swords I’ve been working on (almost done) then start Earth Tribe miniatures.
    Tomorrow we plan to play a 4 way game of Stargrave, which I imagine will be quite bloody as it’ll be on a 3×3 table. I’ve also been rolling up more turns for Five Leagues From The Borderlands, so a new battle may be on the horizon soon.
    I’m off work next week so between painting I might get started building more terrain for Sláine.

     

    Imagine you have a painted army. All painted in your way and style. You discover a new way to paint. Then new stuff for your army is getting released. Do you:

    switch your style but leave the old ones “as is”
    switch your style and redo all the old stuff
    keep the army in a consistent “old” style but new armies get the new treatment

     

    I’d probably continue with the newer style and leave the rest as is for now. It takes so long to paint stuff and I change my mind so often that keeping the same style for an army would get boring for me. I’d rather have the whole army done than spend time going over old ground and never getting the new stuff painted. The different painting styles is also a record of how my painting has progressed or changed over time.

     

    #1735390

    limburger
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    Imagine I have a painted army ?
    What sourcery is this ?

    If I ever got that far I’d made sure it was ragtag by default, so any changes in techniques and/or paint would be part of the theme.

    Remember : no actual army is every 100% uniform … that might happen to the top tier units at parade, but not anything that has to actually do the job they’re paid/volunteered to do.

    #1735656

    danlee
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    Really not sure what to pledge this week. None of my pending projects grab my attention. I might just take a break for a week and catch up on reading.

     

    Imagine you have a painted army. All painted in your way and style. You discover a new way to paint. Then new stuff for your army is getting released. Do you:

    • switch your style but leave the old ones “as is”
    • switch your style and redo all the old stuff
    • keep the army in a consistent “old” style but new armies get the new treatment – This one!

    I like consistency but have never had the patience for re-visiting my old stuff. The only time I did that was when I rebased some of my Warhammer for Age of Sigmar. Even then I limited myself to repair work and re-basing rather than changing the paint job.

    #1735738

    sundancer
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    The different painting styles is also a record of how my painting has progressed or changed over time.

    Interesting point there @demonsub  I haven’t considered that.

    Rebasing? Horrible thing to do @danlee ! 😉

    Well, it’s 18:20 and I’ve done my weeks work. Happy weekend… I’ll just roll up in my chair here and take a nap until the Mrs. comes home… 😉

    #1735753

    fourtytwo
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    I’m fortunate to be a fairly advanced painter with my own style of painting which even got recognized a few times on the interwebs. So, if’d discover something new in the way of painting, it’d be a tiny change or something achieving the same result as before, only quicker and/or more effectively. Since I am obsessed with consistency in my paint jobs, I’d go back and apply small changes to older minis – something which I actually regularly did, do, and will continue to do.

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    #1735898

    sundancer
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    Well at that point it’s almost a brand. Like when you make a living from it you need to be recognizable.  Still undecided on my part.

    #1736158

    limburger
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    I’ve been sort of watching the ‘awesome’ and ‘super exciting’ reveals at the WarhammerFest thing … and for the most part it was more a ‘meh’ feeling.

    I do think the new squat squad for Necromunda is kind of cool, but that hover trike thing really had me go ‘hmm’. Would love to see them compared to Stargrave minis, because I suspect they’re not dwarf sized … 😉

    HorusHeresy looks like it’s trying to make things even more expensive by selling anything that isn’t a standard weapon as a separate boxed set. They’ve managed to create 4(!) sets of boxes with only weapons (and the arms that hold them). As such it looks like that if you were to buy that super expensive 200$ starter set you also need at least one of those sets … just to get some heavy weapons into your force.

    Are people really *that* desperate for HH that they’d pay that much money just to get started with an ancient ruleset ?
    Because it’s just 7th edition 40k … which makes no sense to me. If 7th edition was ‘good’ then GW wouldn’t have created 8th and 9th editions, right ? But then this is GW … they make a new set of rules, because that’s what they told their audience they’d do. And I’m pretty sure there’s going to be a 10th edition just because they can and not because it’s needed.

    /rant

    Anyways … business gonna business, so I shouldn’t be annoyed by the lack of consumer friendly updates.
    It’s a dealer of plastic craic that knows people will buy whatever male bovine excrement they’re going to repackage as ‘new’.

    #1736680

    sundancer
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    Monday morning. With mothersday yesteray that was a rather “short” weekend over at the Dragons Den mother in law.

    I gave the whole G’Wullu release a quick glance over and nothing quite caught my eye. As I said in the first entry on the main site it’s just “too much”. All too busy and way to much details. Just by looking at it my mind goes “where the hell should one start painting these?!”

    But then again: it’s going to sell because people. And G’Wullu will keep making stuff like that and raise prices even more.

    I hope I’ll find some time to do some hobby this week but chances are slim. Somehow way to much other stuff needs to be done.

    Anyhow: Coffee and work. Read you lot later

    #1736795

    demonsub
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    I had a very enjoyable game of Stargrave on Saturday, four players on a 3×3 table. It was quite bloody. I didn’t manage to secure any loot but had a really fun time. Three of the players are still new to the Frostgrave/Stargrave formula but we were all fluent with the rules pretty quick.

    One person even turned up with his 90s Necromunda collection to use for his warband, some classic miniatures.

    I’m pretty excited to play more games of Stargrave soon.

     

    @sundancer wrote:

    All too busy and way to much details. Just by looking at it my mind goes “where the hell should one start painting these?!”

    Yep. I just don’t really like the current style of miniatures GW are producing. Just like some of their game rules, they are way too over designed for my taste and seem more plasticy with clothing lacking texture. They are too perfect.
    I often wonder what I’m missing when I hear several different people comment on the newest models and say that they are fantastic. Is it me? Is it my tastes. Am I blind by nostalgia? Still each to their own.

    #1737009

    sundancer
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    Maybe it’s just a different mindset of people? Maybe other, older style minis are some “acquired” taste? Lets face it, all players around the 20 year mark are born post 2000 and didn’t grow up with things like an Atari 2600 where “blocks” made your characters and your brain filled in the blank. They grew up on semi-photorealistic graphics and effects and really don’t need much imagination. Damn young people.

    But seriously I guess that does have an effect on people. Plus G’Wullu is “the big one” with their IP being everywhere. And some of the older players maybe are just falling victim to some sort of sunk cost fallacy? “I poured years and tons of money into this, this must be good”

    Anyhow: taste is subjective and I try not to moan too much about it but sometimes it’s just… odd.

    #1737166

    limburger
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    the older style minis are definitely an acquired tast, unless you remember seeing them when they were ‘new’.

    The biggest problem with GW minis is that there are no viable alternatives. Raging Heroes is close, but that has its own set of things that may be a bit too nudity much for some. Everyone else is so ‘normal’ because they don’t do the stupendously high fantasy / gothic sci fi style that GW does. Granted … similar things happen with any fictional figure range outside of their IP (the Slaine or Dredd ranges come to mind), but somehow GW’s minis are forever tainted/limited to the ranges they were designed for.

    I bet you can pick a Stargrave crew set and use them as Rebels in Legion. It might look a bit odd, but not completely out of touch.

    Try using GW minis for anything other than their own settings … if the absurd scale doesn’t screw you over then the skulls and other crap that is attached to them will. The new necromunda space dwarves are probably the first that could work in alternate settings without too much trouble.

    #1737201

    fourtytwo
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    I got my ticket for the Star Wars Legion 2022 World Open Qualifiers end of July in Hannover, and I pledge to at least win best painted! 😀

     

    #1737257

    limburger
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    I wonder if one can win ‘worst painted army’  …

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