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    Jasper vs. Big Stompy Robots

    This has been a while in the making, going back to Science Ninja Team Gatchaman (Battle of the Planets) when I was 3 or 4.... Anyway, I've invested "a bit" in "a couple" of big stompy robot kickstarters over the last few years. Over the last year a few parts of a couple of them have arrived, and recently I've had the urge to get started on painting some of them. Here are a few of the bots to paint. You see the early bird Ace from the Bones CAV kickstarter (in white), and the Bonus add-ons to the Wave 1 portion of the Palladium Robotech RPG Tactics kickstarter (in grey (Zentraedi) and brown/beige (UEDF)). I've also get Heavy Gear Blitz coming at some point. Oh and I do have the Oathsworn robots too...hmmm And I wouldn't be surprised if there are some others I've completely forgotten about. Oh, like the limited edition convention Robotech figs coming..... So as you can see, there are a few very different manufacturing techniques here (Bones, hard plastic, resin and metal so far), and ,from what I've looked at, painting bots is a bit different, so I'm going to go through the process and see how they come out. As I'm currently painting some bugbears and working on my fall exchange, my first steps with these will be assembling so regult battle pods and watching videos on painting bots. If anyone has any links on bot painting or suggestions on assembling these Robotech (like superglue vs plastic glue...) please feel free to post here. I'm also undecided on the realistic vs cartoony painting of the robotech stuff....thoughts?
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    Jasper vs. Big Stompy Robots

    Managed to get them washed, straightened, glued and "primed" with Blue Liner today. Turrets are all separate and the mechs aren't glued at the waist. Next two days I'm at the track for the final points round for the bikes, so unlikely to be any progress until Monday....or later if I have to pick up too many bikes. The lightweights aren't so back, but the 600s and 1000s get a bit heavy. Thankful no one races the XR1200s anymore.
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    Custom Hotwheels Datsun Fairlady 2000 Roadster

    Cool! And here I thought this was going to be a Gaslands conversion
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    Jasper vs. Big Stompy Robots

    The first 6 I'm going to work on. The 4 mechs are the starter squad Talon would provide with the rule book: Ritter Squad Rhino II CAV (72267) Tiamat CAV (72201) Cougar CAV (72208) Sabretooth CAV (72283) (left to right) plus I had to put in a couple of tanks Lion I (72279) Wolverine (72278) Tracks are glued on the tanks and they were cleaned up, not that there was much to clean. Robots will get a once over hopefully, mostly to clean up the sprue attachment points. Then they all get a good wash. The only things that needs any straightening are the guns on the Rhino, and they just have a tiny curve.
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    Jasper vs. Big Stompy Robots

    This! So dug out the Ritterlich. Hmmm. Pulled out one of each to see what is in there. That's better. Hmmm, lots of cool stompy stuff there. Now to decide where to start and work out a colour scheme.
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    Jasper vs. Big Stompy Robots

    I'm leaning towards Ritterlich at the moment. There were a ton of them in the last kickstarter, and the colour schemes seem to tend towards blues, which could be fun.
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    CAV: Strike Ops III Kickstarter September 19th 2018

    I've been pondering that, but want to get a little practice in before committing. And see how my painting time is going to be over the next little bit.
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    Jasper vs. Big Stompy Robots

    Wow, two years..... Ok, the new CAV:SO III kickstarter has me wanting to paint some big stompy robots again, so I'm resurrecting this topic. Now I just need to decide what faction I'm going to paint and get to it. Hmmmm......
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    CAV: Strike Ops III Kickstarter September 19th 2018

    Ok, all this kickstarter hype has me wanting to paint some CAVs. I did some Terran stuff a couple of years ago, so I could do some more of that, or start on another faction. How about some suggestions? What's a fun faction to paint? I don't want an overly complex colour scheme. My airbrush stuff is currently buried (someday our house will be organized....someday) so it will all be by hand. And I'm by no means an expert on painting bots. My CAV total of actual BSRs is 1. Everything else I've painted were tanks or support vehicles (which are very fun to paint). You can assume if it was in the first 2 kickstarters, I have it...
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    CAV: Strike Ops III Kickstarter September 19th 2018

    You can also see your backer number by going to your list of backed projects and clicking on the big blue + sign. It will be at the bottom of the pop up window.
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    CAV: Strike Ops III Kickstarter September 19th 2018

    Your pledge confirmation email has it at the top. or whatever your number is....
  12. I've never been much of a fan of GW. I mean the first fig I ever painted was GW, but that's because my friend (who was also the store owner) gave it to me for free (Come on, try it, the first one's free....). And I played some Bloodbowl back in the day (should really finish my Chaos Dwarf team one of these days...only been a decade or two). But I never really got into anything GW was making. Style wasn't what I was looking for, or the price point, or whatever. So then last week I was in Montreal for the GP (great time, too bad the race itself was soooooo boring). Was visiting a friend who lives up there and we wandered into the rather impressive GW store in the Eaton Centre. Took a look around and caught sight of this: Apparently a new edition of Age of Sigmar is coming out this week, and these guys are a faction. Or whatever the different groups are called. I thought, "Those are pretty cool! Flying stuff. Steampunky. I like." Then we left. And I went and marshaled for 3 days (the support races were better, btw). Then we met back up on Monday. And I was still thinking about the cool steampunky flying ships. So we went back and I picked up the starter. (they have 2 bigger flying ships too, but ouch, not cheap). So, this is what they look like when you open the box: Oye! Lots of bits. Looks like everything has options (they have a very detailed assembly guide, quite impressive). Options that presumably follow rules. Rules I'm not sure I'll ever read, let alone play. But I may check with the local store; I think they had some folks playing something GW. So that's all I've done with them so far, but figured I'd post and get the WIP started. These may take a bit to get going.
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    Jasper Paint GW?? AoS Kharadron Overlords

    So. 1 hour endurance race at the end of the day yesterday. 40 or so minutes in, a pro stock tears a hole in the oil pan and makes a complete lap (1.6 Miles, 2.5 kilometers) before running out of oil... A little over 2 hours later we'd finished putting down oil absorbent materials (oil absorb and concrete dust), scrubbing it in with brooms, and using blowers to clear the excess dust. Needless to say, my back is in no shape to paint today. But at least I'm watching some painting videos!
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    Jasper Paint GW?? AoS Kharadron Overlords

    Two days of painting in a row! Been a while since that happened.... I'm at the track the next 2 days so I know I won't make 3. Some S75 Black Metal base coating today. Made it almost 30 minutes before getting too shaky this time. Might try another session later, depending on how everything else I need to get done today goes, and what my back thinks of that idea.
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    Jasper Paint GW?? AoS Kharadron Overlords

    Been very busy lifting heavy things, but the in-law's house is done, walk through was yesterday (along with putting out the 37 bags of recycling and 10 bundles of cardboard....). So, a bit of base coating today. My back, shoulders and neck all feel like crap from lifting way too may heavy things (no, I don't know why there was the block from a 305 in the garage...) so just 20 minutes of slapping some S75 Decayed Metal on. It is a start at least, and hopefully my hands will be steadier next time.
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    Jasper Paint GW?? AoS Kharadron Overlords

    So the heat and humidity finally broke here a week or two ago. But then I've spent the last couple of weeks helping my wife move 50 years worth of stuff out of her parents home as it is selling in a few weeks. We dragged all the furniture over on Wednesday (then recovered from moving all the furniture on Thursday) so today she finally relaxed enough to go have some fun with the kid. So I got to paint a bit. (not too much, cause everything still hurts a bit from Wednesday). During that 2 months or so, I decided to order the other S75 metals sets. So here is an update on our intrepid Thunderer #1. Breastplate is now S75 Decayed Metal, then Victorian Brass. A little AP Flesh Wash. Some more Victorian Brass. And a little highlighting with S75 Amber Alchemy and Moonstone Alchemy. The rest of arm and leg bits just have a base coat of Decayed Metal. I think that is about the look I'm going for.
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    Pokemon Go

    Thanks! Haven't been doing nearly enough foruming over the last while..... Here it is:
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    Pokemon Go

    Still playing, but stuck on 2/8 in the new quests with the catch a pokemon on 3 consecutive days glitch... I'll post my number up later if anyone wants it....how do you do that hidden contents thing?
  19. I'm trying!!! My spreadsheet says I have 590 bottles of paint currently (not counting that box of HD on its way). I do still have most of the new Bones line to get...
  20. I'm not sure it would be possible for me to have as many paints as miniatures...
  21. Haven't been doing any painting due to the heat, but have acquired a few things so figured I'd post over here for a change. Got my pledge for A Song of Ice and Fire: And broke down and got the other metal sets from Scalecolor Then needed that Orc from Reaper last month so finally ordered all the paints I added to my cart from reading one of Oneboot's WIPs. 09422: Nightsky Indigo $3.69 x109424: Runic Purple $3.69 x109425: Icy Violet $3.69 x109423: Styx Purple $3.69 x109452: Blade Steel $3.69 x109448: Dragon Copper $3.69 x109789: Evening Colors Triad $10.99 x109416: Spectral Glow $3.69 x109437: Dragon Black $3.69 x1Your order has received 1x Dungeon Dwellers: Orc Warrior of the Ragged Wound Tribe And then last weekend visited my folks and found some tank colours for my US and British stuff from the West Wind Panzermech KS: And finally Monday night Robinh told me about the HD line going OOP, so I had to grab what I needed from there: 29802: HD Brilliant Red $3.69 x129803: HD Entrail Pink $3.69 x129804: HD Rusty Red $3.69 x129805: HD Burning Orange $3.69 x129807: HD Mustard Yellow $3.69 x129808: HD Golden Yellow $3.69 x129810: HD Mossy Green $3.69 x129812: HD Meadow Green $3.69 x129813: HD Bright Turquoise $3.69 x129814: HD Ice Blue $3.69 x129816: HD Solid Blue $3.69 x129817: HD Winter Blue $3.69 x129818: HD Nightsky Blue $3.69 x129819: HD Twilight Purple $3.69 x129821: HD Sunburn Flesh $3.69 x129824: HD Maiden Flesh $3.69 x129825: HD Tusk Ivory $3.69 x129826: HD Desert Tan $3.69 x129829: HD Golden Brown $3.69 x129831: HD Ashen Brown $3.69 x129833: HD Ash Grey $3.69 x129834: HD Field Grey $3.69 x129835: HD Dirty Grey $3.69 x129836: HD Military Grey $3.69 x129837: HD Armor Grey $3.69 x129838: HD Stained Olive $3.69 x129851: MSP HD Tropical Aqua $3.69 x129852: MSP HD Dwarven Flesh $3.69 x129853: MSP HD Rosy Pink $3.69 x129854: MSP HD Arctic Grey $3.69 x1Your order has received 2x Dungeon Dwellers: Luwin Phost, Wizard Hmm, that's a lot of paint....is there a Pigmentius subgroup of the Figmentius faction?
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    A song of Ice and Fire - July

    Got my shipping notification last night. Expected delivery Friday. Of course I head to the track tomorrow and won't be back until Monday......but I'm sure the cats will enjoy sleeping on the box until I get back.
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    Jasper Paint GW?? AoS Kharadron Overlords

    A cooler day, finally. Cloth is MSP Gothic Crimson. Base colour for the steel bits is S75 Black Metal. Steampunk reactor-y bit is S75 Emerald Alchemy over some MSP Solid White. The problem now is that the Clockwork Brass is looking a bit rough next to the S75 Black Metal. It may be getting too....something..... May look at my P3 metallics and see if I want to switch.
  24. So I basically have an endless supply of these.... and I really don't want to throw them in the recycling unless I'm sure I don't need them for something cool that I just haven't though of yet. But as I've got about 400 of these laying around so far (they are the inner needle tip protector for the tips I use for my daily shot, so are sterile and only the outer protector is put back on before going in the sharps bin) and growing, so as I still haven't really thought of anything, what do you think?
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    Jasper Paint GW?? AoS Kharadron Overlords

    Still too freaking hot around here. Had a lovely cool day on the weekend that would have been perfect for painting (or sleeping) but it was also a perfect day for motorcycle racing some I spent the day doing race control. Managed to get started this morning anyway, although didn't get too far. I'm trying to figure out the paint scheme for the entire army so taking it slow. I expect it will be somewhat similar to the GW scheme on the box, lots of metallics and nice dark purples, since that looks pretty good. But I don't use much for GW paint so I'll just be feeling out what looks good. Once I get the first guy sorted it should get easier and quicker. Initial base coat of MSP Clockwork Brass (sure hope I have enough left....don't know what I'll do if I ever run out of it. Lovely colour). Then a wash of AP Flesh Wash. Then I started sweating. Freaking heat. Next house is having AC.
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