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  1. Doublesix66

    Too many projects?!

    Hi Rat13, Sorry for not posting earlier I've been busy its the start of the outdoor sports season so a lot of preparations needed sorting teams, league dates etc. Right heres my basic basing guide part 2 its done in 3 easy stages + flock etc if you want to add them later. Base colours 1st shade 2nd shade flocking added & finished tabletop ready As you can see its just a basic base but you can add as much or as little extra shading as you wanted Examples of the colours used base 1: Stormbrown, Leperous Brown, Geotan base 2: Flintstone, Mineral Stone, Urban Grey Base 3: Black, Khaki drab, Dark sand As you can see a reasonable base can be achieved without a lot of effort but with a few more steps can look even better, the base 2 you could start with black instead for a darker base and in the case of base 3 you could start with Sand mixed with black for a slightly less dark base than I have done. Hope this helps. regards '66' P.S. what happened to the other 12 subjects?
  2. Hello All, I was looking on the internet for some buildings to use with my Cav forces so having a look at the scale a lot of reasonable models pre-painted came up as well as the 4ground ones you need to put together yourself then I came across these ready damaged buildings. And theres a few different variants and they don't break the bank either. looks a nice kit comes flatpack and easy to just clip together, the Cav is for scale and as you can see not bad, just deciding whether to spray it then add some burns marks for recent damage or weathering to make it a bit more like the ones that I've seen done for drop zone commander with all the foliage on them. what do people think will use this topic to show any progress with my painting regards '66'
  3. Thanks, not sure about adding graffiti but I will so a few with makeshift defence positions and a few rubble pile for streets and a completely demolished one to add in
  4. Hello All, I'm starting this thread to show my 10mm Warmaster armies that are currently done and the progress to finish them and the long just sitting there in a box LOTR Warmaster armies. I was inspired to have a look at this project again after seeing Lowylowlycook's 10mm LOTR armies that he's looking at putting together. Currently this is its status Good Evil some eastern figures which I bought (don't think they are available anymore) and 2 boxsets of the original game. as you can see quite a lot to do, but hopefully I can fit some of these units in my painting schedule this year
  5. Hi lazylathe, the big decision to make is are you a collector painter or a gaming painter that wants a lot of miniatures on the table which look good but don't take forever to get on the table, I do a mixture for table top games I tend to batch paint large lots, I will do smaller lots for bigger scale miniatures or character figures to add a little more details or my old D&D miniatures. For batch Painting only paint a few units in order to get a production line running but not getting to overwhelmed with how much you need to sort out and you will get a few finished at a time, I tend to have 2 or 3 projects on the go at any one time switching between them depending on the mood I'm in either splashing on base colours or some detail work or drybrushing. Here's My small Dwarf Force that I'll use some units for the LOTR games. All boxed up (they all have magnetic strip on the bottom of the bases and the box is lined with steel paper. This reminds me I must get the Anvil and Gyrocopters finished to complete this Warmaster army off as well. I have a Bretonnian force that I'll substitute as possible Knights of the Dol Amroth, some barbarians and celts that might be good substitutes for Easterlings Regards '66'
  6. Doublesix66

    Too many projects?!

    Hi Rat Heres the beginning of the basing process that I use I'll post another post with them in various stages when I can this week. This is the Sharp sand or builders sand that I use for basing I also have another smaller tub with a lot of the rocks sieved out for a finer grade base. When I get it I put it in the tub and leave to dry out before putting it away, but make sure your cats don't decide it looks like good kitty litter and leave some surprise in there These 3 old Warzone 28mm figures will be used to create 3 different bases just using this method (fields/grassy, rocky, Arid) I've applied some white glue to the bases I find its best to scratch the base with a scalpel to give the glue something to purchase to, for the rockier bases I would place some rocks on 1st then use the scoop to cover the rest of the base from the tray, after its dried I'll use a soft large brush to remove the dust from the edges of the bases. regards '66'
  7. Doublesix66

    Too many projects?!

    It depends on how much detail you want to put in the base if you wanted a really detailed base like some of the cork ones then yes you would have to do it first then pin the figure to the base rather than a tagged base, this method that I'm proposing will be a little simpler but can look reasonably effective heres what I'm taking about applied to a set of Warmaster 10mm character stands: I won't be able to do it today but I'll try and get an example for Wed
  8. Doublesix66

    Too many projects?!

    One way you could do the bases for rocky effect is to stick some sharp sand (builders sand) with the odd bigger stone on it paint it black & dry brush with greys can get a decent effect this way easily I can do a quick example for you if you would like.
  9. Doublesix66

    Cav UTF painted force Complete (pic heavy)

    Thanks all for the replies, I was pleased the way the Camo Scheme came out and the overall effect of the army, doing the work in progress thread really kept me enthused and motivated with the project and on track. You can see in the thread how I've jumped to some other painting even doing these heres to finishing the net-soviets and starting something else
  10. Well here it is part the 66th Legion of the UTF ready for deployment Stored away in a purpose build wooden box with steel paper bottom (all Cavs have magnetic sheet on bases) Been fun sharing the progress of the army and has been a good incentive to keep it going. If your interested heres the thread as I did each batch with some close ups of each type of Cav regards '66'
  11. Doublesix66

    Lord of the Rings in 10mm (pic heavy)

    Yep only a few Good Evil + 2 boxed game sets and an actual warmaster 10mm army I think this is why I've delayed it due to the size of the project in hand
  12. Hi All, I'm starting this thread to show the progress of a Neo-Soviet 15mm army I've been meaning to paint for quite a while .you know the feeling think thats great idea to collect but don't get around to starting them... Heres the lot that will be painted up most of the Vehicles are from Armies Army (sold to Brigade & the Scene in the UK I believe) the BTR 160s & BTR 290s are nice as there are lots of variants APC's Ambulance, recovery vehicles etc which will work well for scenarios which we hope to play. Time to get these out of Storage A lot of Vehicles Nice castings Heavy support from the QRF range Air support / transport (I think this was from the Critical Mass games collection) Infantry (AA which I think Brigade has now) Extra bits such a crew, disembarked crew, machine guns, stowage to add to vehicles Some GZG Robots to be used as mobile gun platforms So as you can see quite a big force I'll keep this thread going as I add to it over the year, I may add a couple of more items as I have no proper tanks in the force and brigade models has now reproduced its 6mm range into 15mm regards '66'
  13. HI all I originally started a thread in the Cav section about painting my UTF (united Terrain Federation) I've had to change from photo bucket to flickr for the images will update the wrecked mech as well soon http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/73358-utf-possible-paint-schemes/&tab=comments#comment-1520048 Well I finally got the project on the road heres my test pieces almost finished just needs the bases finished off Started with an archer, raptor and Ronin Cavs with 2 ashigaru's missile vechiles did a base coat of purple with a dry brush afterwards then added camo scheme as per my other link with tester pieces of paper finished group quite pleased with the result look decent from a distance on the table no unit symbols or markings will decide on these at a later date
  14. Ok Varnish has dried these are the pictures for the 3rd batch done came out a little darker than I wanted but overall quite happy I'm happier with the slightly thicker stripes that I've done with these I'll be doing this for the rest for sure. Separate crew can be placed in hatches as needed or just for show BTR 160 Sk 'Oko' Drone Carrier (Armies Army now thescene) BTR160 MGS (Armies Army now thescene) BTR 160 Katyusha 300 (Armies Army) BTR 290 PocoMaxa "Wolverine" (Armies Army) with crew in place and last one without to show the difference Thats all for this update I must admit I really liked the way the Wolverine came out its a nice model to paint and looks good on the table. regards '66'
  15. Doublesix66

    Lord of the Rings in 10mm (pic heavy)

    Low this is as far as my project has gotten But seeing some of your ideas has made me think of doing it sometime this year
  16. yep thats the sort of thing that they were from helps having a friend in IT giving me loads of bits
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    Cav UTF painted force (pic heavy)

    Well here it is part the 66th Legion of the UTF ready for deployment Stored away in a purpose build wooden box with steel paper bottom (all Cavs have magnetic sheet on bases) Been fun sharing the progress of the army and has been a good incentive to keep it going. regards '66'
  18. Just waiting on the varnish to dry on this batch then I'll get some pictures up meanwhile here is the next batch that I'll be doing 4 vehicles and some repair & armed dismounted crews 3x BTR290s APC's (AA now thescene) BDB525 mustox armoured car (AA now thescene) Armed dismounted crew (brigade models) repair dismounted crew (brigade models) As usual I'll add a little stowage on them to make them a little different. regards '66'
  19. Remember the plastic protection covers for electrical pins, well I've repurposed them to be overgrown planters which you see in a lot of cities now these are the two test pieces others will have different colours and withered trees in them, figure is a 15mm scale for scale purposes and might be able to make out the unpainted one behind
  20. Doublesix66

    Infantry in Cav?

    Hi all, I'm currently nearing finishing my UTF '66th" army and I was wondering how many of you use infantry in games I've just picked up some PA, PA panzerfaust, Reg Inf & Reg with Hvy weapons so by my reckoning thats 3 bases from each pack so 12 bases, 6 each of PA and regular infantry, is this enough generally or do you use a lot more? I'll Add my painted figures to the UTF thread when they are ready regards '66'
  21. Doublesix66

    April 2018 Hobby Goals!(I'm Back Brushes!)

    My march list went quite well finished my UTF Cavs just needs infantry, also did a few building and continued to make decent progress on my neo-soviet force. so my goals for April are: a) finish my UTF Cav force completely only infantry to do (and update my thread) b) continue to do my 15mm Neo-soviet force at least get 4 more vehicles done (and update my thread) c) finish off the 4 10mm damaged buildings I'm working on (and update my thread) possible other bits I might try & get in d) finish some 15mm squid men cultist that I've undercoated ages ago e) get a few more bretonnians done this time some spearmen & Halberdiers, undercoated just need to start them f) start my Warzone Dark Eden force off & maybe some more cybertronic these are the old Metal ones not the newer plastic ones. g) my KSII Cav forces will arrive sometime this month so will decide which army to paint and possible paint/camo schemes to do these
  22. Doublesix66

    CAV - Enforcer

    Nice looking Mini and a good colour scheme its different, I'm also trying to decide how to paint which camo schemes on my Adon, Ritterlich & Almirithl Principality Cavs when the KSII arrives might pinch part of this colouring for one of them
  23. Hi Krulebear, Mine are basically like the Airfix/Tamiya plastic kits so glue together fine with superglue and to be honest they almost would be fine just clipped together they are that decent. See 1st pictures when they arrive to see the type I've gotten I can send you a personal message with links to the ones that I've bought if it helps. I've seen the 3D printed ones and don't like the look of them TBH, having not seen the one your trying to put together, this is what I'd try and do, wash 1st as you suggested but depending of the surface area that can be attached together perhaps rough the joining parts up a little with sandpaper or a blade to give the glue something to grip into & if big enough perhaps a pin wouldn't go amiss if they don't clip together like mine do.. hope it helps '66'
  24. Doublesix66

    Lord of the Rings in 10mm (pic heavy)

    nice additions there I know what you mean about doing projects that you are actually playing 1st rather than projects that might tickle your fancy more but aren't getting played which is why my own warmaster armies are currently on the back burner as they say
  25. Doublesix66

    Cav UTF painted force (pic heavy)

    Greeting all heres the final batch nearly ready no it's not an April fools just need the bases finishing and patching up where I've missed when applying the satin varnish over the gloss then I'll do a group picture All this army needs now are the infantry stands doing and its complete although I did pick up some more vehicles in an eBay auction with a lot of unpainted infantry I might just use those new ones as a mercenary force with other painted Cav's Happy Easter to everyone '66'