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    sundancer
    42709xp
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    ### Start of shameless copy and paste ###

    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…

    https://www.beastsofwar.com/forums/topic/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. This includes no philosophy, no home computer culture wars.

    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

    ### End of shameless copy and paste ###

    Question of the week:

    • Do you take any special precautions when taking pictures or moving images of your minis and terrain to show of to your friends and foes online?

    And now back to the show.

    #1882764

    sundancer
    42709xp
    Cult of Games Member

    My pledge: cleaning up the headlights on the car to get MOT done.

    Answer: Usually when it is an “in progress” picture I just take my phone and do a quick pic. But when they are done I try to do some proper lighting and maybe even a backdrop. Hell, if I’m feeling fancy I dust off the picture box. But still only use my smartphone. I’m really bad at taking pictures XD I’ve watched and read many tutorials but I just can’t get the hang of it.

    Music! HEIDRUN!

    #1882776

    danlee
    22413xp
    Cult of Games Member

    This week’s pledge is to finish Iron Man and Hulk Buster. Should be easy as I only need to add a yellow glow effect with some glazes to the smoke. Then I pick the next model(s) from my Salute haul to start working on.

    • Do you take any special precautions when taking pictures or moving images of your minis and terrain to show of to your friends and foes online? – I rarely take WIP pictures. When I do I often just take a quick pic with my phone and the model is just on my painting station. Usually for finished models I get out my photo booth which has LED lighting above the model (front and back) and I also slide a suitable backdrop from the Jon Hodgson artbooks in as well.
    #1882822

    pagan8th
    Participant
    9858xp

    Pledge is  more wild west scenery building. Had another pack of mdf today and already built most of it.

    When it comes to photography I reduce the size of images taken to conceal my crappy painting 🙂

    In my youth I used to enjoy 35mm photography and I still have an SLR camera that I use occasionally. I do feel that digital photography has taken the skill out of it.

    When you use film you have think about the exposure and you don’t know if you got it right until you get the photos back, but with digital photography you can just take multiple images to get it right… which makes it so much easier.

    #1882830

    grantinvanman
    Participant
    2059xp

    Pledge: to finish my hobby room re-org, so I can get back to building and painting this week.

    Question of the week:

    Do you take any special precautions when taking pictures or moving images of your minis and terrain to show of to your friends and foes online?

     

    Naturally! Every photo has to be fully staged, or it isn’t worth taking!

    #1882864

    limburger
    21589xp
    Cult of Games Member

    I’ve finally got time to turn my 1:1 scale terrain work into a OTT project, because things are getting to a stage where I can show things in the real world. It is set to ‘private’ for now, because I want a few more bits done. At this stage I don’t know if I will update the desktop light-project or integrate it into the big one. They are definitely related, but for now they are two stand-alone projects.

    Pics from ‘in progress’ stuff or generic unboxings are done with my phone, because it’s less work getting them online and the tools are good enough to clean up the worst bits.

    This reminds me that I need to reserve space for the light box too. I may end up moving it into my computer room instead, but we’ll see when I get to that part.

    With a bit of luck I can get the entire thing assembled today. If not then it’s the next weekend.

    I think it’s roughly 4 weeks since I ordered my new bike and they said it would take 4-6 weeks for it to arrive. I hope that includes time to ship and re-assemble it at our end, but time will tell. “Soon(tm)” is a thing 🙂

    I made a mess while using the ‘poly max’ glue which made me think this may be useful to create a bit of texture on terrain.
    It is flexible too.

    20240616_120544

    And a tiny preview of the work in progress :

    wargame_table_final_design

    #1882882

    sundancer
    42709xp
    Cult of Games Member

    4 – 6 weeks and already complaining after 4 weeks? XD

    I actually finished my pledge.

    This is what the headlight looked before:

    pre

    After going over it with 800, 1200 and 2000 grit sanding paper, a polishing compound and some “protective, self levelling fluid” it now looks like this

    post

    I really hope this is enough for the MOT. This was really a “trust the process” exercise. After 800 grid sandpaper it looked so bad XD

    Now of to prepare dinner

    #1882909

    limburger
    21589xp
    Cult of Games Member

    If I can’t complain then I’m not alive 😉

    By the sounds outside today I think the kickball thing was happening and balls went into their designated spots.

    Why is it that when something says “18mm” and the boards are supposedly ’18mm’ too … that those things don’t fit?
    Maybe I need some sort of fluid to make it fit better ? Lard could do the trick, but it sounds dirty.

    I will ponder this a bit more tomorrow, but I really wished I could have finished that part of the project today.
    Really want to get this done so I can do some proper hobby in the near future.

    #1882912

    pagan8th
    Participant
    9858xp

    The defintion of ‘proper hobby’ varies for me.

    At times I thoroughly enjoy RPG’s… but it has to be working as a game, or at least entertaining. Other times, like now, not so much.

    Skirmish games can be brilliant… and not.

    Painting can relaxing… or frustrating. So can building terrain.

    Not sure what my ‘proper hobby’ is right now, but I need to find it.

    #1882994

    *Pokes head in*

    Pledge: Paint more minis!!!

    Now about the headband stretching… will we see a full retro dance off XLBS episode?

    Now with Kenny Loggins and Archer

    #1882999

    grantinvanman
    Participant
    2059xp

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    #1883029

    danlee
    22413xp
    Cult of Games Member

    What do people think about these goods? I’m particularly happy with how these models came out.

     

    Dan’s 2024 Side Projects

     

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    #1883033

    limburger
    21589xp
    Cult of Games Member

    Footloose ?

    Needs more metal, doesn’t it ? 😉

    I think I cracked my problem … a bit of sanding and things fit better.
    Now I can crack on with it.

    #1883040

    sundancer
    42709xp
    Cult of Games Member

    You lot are weird XD

    #1883047

    limburger
    21589xp
    Cult of Games Member

    nah … @crispin / lludan isn’t even in here.
    I bet things get weirder when he’s around

    progress is progress, isn’t it ?

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