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Re: Wargame Miniatures

Postby Chozon1 » Thu Mar 19, 2015 7:17 am

Thank you. ^_^
Seconded. Wanna build my terrain for me :D
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Re: Wargame Miniatures

Postby ArcticFox » Sun Mar 22, 2015 3:18 am

So I entered the 2015 Garagehammer army challenge. My first entry:

Lord Renee' de Quenelles
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Re: Wargame Miniatures

Postby Chozon1 » Sun Mar 22, 2015 12:09 pm

Arctic, that is stunning. O_o The level of your detail and the cleanness of your lines is fantastic!

The base looks amazing too.
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Re: Wargame Miniatures

Postby ArcticFox » Sun Mar 22, 2015 12:37 pm

Thanks! And just to make sure I'm not getting credit for something I didn't do, the unicorns are decals, full disclosure.

If you look closely at the one on the shield, it's a little wrinkly, lesson learned. The shield had a sort of crosshatched texture to it which I should have sanded down. Next time I will.

And an entry for the caption on your picture:

"Now how do I get down.....?"
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Re: Wargame Miniatures

Postby JOJ650s » Sun Mar 22, 2015 9:02 pm

Wow, a lot of awesomeness has been made since the last time I visited this thread! ^-^

Also... captions?
Got one!

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Re: Wargame Miniatures

Postby Chozon1 » Mon Mar 23, 2015 7:52 am

Oh man...now I want some Unicorn decals for my Cygnarmy. O_o My Stormblade Banner would be made epic. XD

Also, the feathering on the hooves, the horses eyes, and the individual grommets on the tack are not decals. O_o That stuff is awesome.
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Re: Wargame Miniatures

Postby ArcticFox » Mon Mar 23, 2015 3:31 pm

Thanks! This guy is a Lord level character so he deserves extra attention.

Those decals are from a Bretonnian Knights box, so you might be able to find a loose decal sheet on eBay.
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Re: Wargame Miniatures

Postby ccgr » Wed Mar 25, 2015 4:09 am

question for you guys. You've inspired me to try and paint my nativity scene figures. I think they're porcelain? What kind of paint should I use? Acrylic? Enamel?

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Re: Wargame Miniatures

Postby Chozon1 » Wed Mar 25, 2015 8:07 am

Awesome! :D I can't wait to see. ^_^ The paints used for minis are usually water-based acrylics, and I'd hesitantly recommend that for porcelain too, since if you don't like it, it's easy to wash or clean off. But at the same time, I think enamel might work better on porcelain.

I present: Tiny building!

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I'm happy with this one, but I'm calling it experimental, since I made a lot of irreparable mistakes.

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Like how most stone buildings don't have perfectly (well...almost) perpendicular blocks, and most wooden roofs don't have hot glue spots (though I've hidden most of those with the "rope" and careful picture taking). :D And that, you know, I should probably keep the house part with me while I'm building the roof, so I don't end up with gigantic wooden piece that equals the size of the house. :P

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For scale. It's somewhat large, actually, and with zero experience I have no idea whether that's a good or bad thing. Feels like bad, since I can't rearrange it as much. I'm still very happy with it, I just think I could do better. :D I made the roof removable though, for ease of creating and usage. You can take shots through the window and door. Maybe even climb up on top for the purpose of screaming "WOLVERINES".

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Through the window in the side, which you can sorta see. It was so big, I actually had trouble taking pictures of it. O_o It was throwing the lighting off.
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Re: Wargame Miniatures

Postby ArcticFox » Wed Mar 25, 2015 2:34 pm

question for you guys. You've inspired me to try and paint my nativity scene figures. I think they're porcelain? What kind of paint should I use? Acrylic? Enamel?
Awesome!

Acrylic, all day long. There is literally no advantage enamel has over acrylic unless you like a really glossy finish, and even then you can gloss coat your work.

Acrylic paint is water soluble, thus you can use it to wash your brushes, thin your paint, etc.
Enamel paint is not water soluble, and you'd have to use thinner and brush cleaner.

Acrylic is much more gentle on brushes than enamel.

Acrylic paint sometimes has a slight odor (Usually not. My Valejo paints have no odor at all)
Enamel paint stinks horribly and the fumes are bad for you, requiring ventilation.

Protip: Make sure you use a coat of primer on your subject before starting, especially if it's smooth porcelain. You'll get lousy paint adhesion of you don't.

If you do this, I'd be very excited to see the results!

@Chozon: You're a terrain building beast, man. You inspired me to finally get around to doing some of my own. I'll post pics soon.

Meanwhile, some more Infinity:

Crusader Brother
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4 Order Sergeants
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Re: Wargame Miniatures

Postby Chozon1 » Thu Mar 26, 2015 12:08 pm

I'ma go ahead and change my vote to acrylic paints as well. Only reason I said enamel in the first place was because I didn't think it would go on correctly where a glossy surface is involved...which is completely nullified by primer. O_o

/brainfart

Plus, most of the craft paint acrylics are non-toxic.

Also, Arctic, those are amazing. :D Great stuff! I wish I could think of the word, but I really like how all of the small modeling bits and details and stuff stand out on the armor.
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Re: Wargame Miniatures

Postby ArcticFox » Thu Mar 26, 2015 1:41 pm

Thanks, actually the technique for popping out all those details is pretty easy:

Medium gray for the base color
Wash with a grey/brown shade (In this case, Citadel Nuln Oil)
Drybrush with a medium-light gray.
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Re: Wargame Miniatures

Postby ccgr » Thu Mar 26, 2015 1:56 pm

Thanks for the tips guys!

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Re: Wargame Miniatures

Postby ArcticFox » Mon Mar 30, 2015 6:21 pm

Ok so since Chozon has been pounding the terrain, I thought I'd jump in:

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This is a modular building kit for Deadzone, a game I've never played but this stuff would work great for Infinity, Warhammer 40,000 or any sci fi themed game.
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Re: Wargame Miniatures

Postby Usmc52002 » Mon Mar 30, 2015 6:43 pm

Wow you have some great pieces , i use to play warhammer about a few months ago actually . We used Lord of the rings pieces . It was awesome to play with other christians .


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