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Flames Of War D-Day Boot Camp: Friday

Flames Of War D-Day Boot Camp: Friday

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It's Painting Time!

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With their armies assembled, many of the Boot Campers are taking the next stage to get their Flames of War armies ready for war by adding some paint.

Already, we’re starting to see some cool things going on with these, including the beginning of some nice basing effects.

It's Painting Time!

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lawnor
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I really don’t know if I could hobby this fast and not feel bad. Where’s the time to wash ti all and let it dry? Wheres the time to let the primer set for 24 hours before painting over it? Everythings is a rush so surely you’re gonna end up cutting corners and getting results you aren’t happy with later?

kantor72
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Honestly,not from what i’ve seen watching a lot of Bootcamps ( never attended one yet,but it’s a dream i have to realize one day i hope ).The lucky few always come away happy from these,sometimes with more work to do,but i’ve yet to hear anyone say they’re unhappy with how their stuff came out.With the hobby ( and historical for this one ) knowledge available from all attendee’s at a Bootcamp,i’d most definitely be coming away damn happy with anything i’d put together and got some paint on.

lblunchboxlb
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It looks like 15mm is a good scale for this kind of speed painting. The models still end up looking pretty good!

lawnor
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Yes and now. My Scourge for Dropzone commander painted up super fast. The UCM were’t as fast. I’ve painted up some FoW and it took a whole lot longer, but I was going for some detail. Tank tracks take so much time and care to paint once they are glued on. I’ll try doing them separately next time. If you just want to lay down a basic colour, perhaps wash and drybrush or quickly edge highlight then you can probably get away with that at 15mm and get a lot done quickly.

radegast6
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I have been on many boot camps. primers don’t need to settle for 24 h to settle to start painting models. you also don’t have to do anything a part from building models.
some people play with grey plastic. some preparing models and prime them and start painting next day in between games,(Like myself), OTHERS PAINT ALL DAYS LONG AND DON’T PLAY AT ALL. JUST ENJOIN BEING PART OF COMUNITY ( damm caps locK) Like Andy. Its your choice what you do on bootcamp.

torros
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About 30 mins to an hour is how long I leave the Halfords grey primer. Even with that I think I’m being over cautious

lawnor
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Sometimes I prime and start painting soon after. I know leaving it longer is better though. I guess I’ve built up my painting “engine” / production queue abd like to work to it.

lupa15
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Honestly I think the scale for the Flames of War makes it better for a simple prime, base color and wash. Following the bootcamp I can easily see adding more details like transfers and highlights.

maverick1782
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maverick1782

Thank the gods for spray painting. Must admit i do love to spray then batch paint. Looking forward to seeing some gaming tomorrow

jodain
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If only I could find the time to focus on painting an army like this, fingers crossed for when my summer holidays start and the kids are still at school.

goatberger
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Having that few days of focused time is part of what makes a boot camp sound so fantastic. One day…

rokdok
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Looking nice.

brucelea
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Add a lighter to that @laughingboy and you’ve got your favourite medium 🔥🔥🔥

olliep
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No pressure! 🙂

zorg
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Great work folk’s.

jemmy
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24 h to let the primer dry? Warren didn´t take that long.
Please, ask him how he managed to get it done so quickly without spoiling the job. Hairdryer? Very thin layers that dry more quickly? Airbrush, partly drying when it´s on its way to the mini?

astralwraith
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Have to admit I’m a definite “tabletop” standard painter – any miniatures I’ve painted look ok but you don’t really want to look at them to closely so any tips or tricks to getting good results quickly are great

coachjose59
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At 15mm you can cut some time off and everything still looks good. Plus you can always come back to it if you want.

skodamarine
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Good work guys, painting against the clock.

petey9
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i find it interesting that I see lots of GW cans. Wouldn’t army painter have better colors for this?

andre77
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Go on!

while
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Good progress on a lot of the guys!

somegeezer
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Sprays are great, though it’s detail (and anxiety about cocking up the stuff I’ve already painted) that slows me down.

fireblarney
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Progressing nicely by the looks.

ghostgundam1
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It is nice that they do have the BoW crew there to helps, seeing that they are used to speed painting when it comes to crunch time.

basilbrush
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you can sure cram a lot into a bootcamp

lupa15
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The boxes make for some handy priming containers instead of having to grab an old Amazon box that is lying around.

buggeroff
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ah look at the boyz all hard at work…… huffing paint fumes….. sorry painting minis

falerox
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I love the concentrated Hobby of these things, one day I hope to attend (alas I am far away). The great thing is you can always come back to these later and add detail.

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