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  1. I find a lot of the new GW stuff falls into this category as well. Not just their huge pieces, but their smaller ones as well. I recently finished some of the Kill Team Orks, and there seemed to be layer after layer of detail. Not only that, the positions of some of the arms made reaching some it of almost impossible.
  2. I made some hollowed out bases in 3d software and just print them when I need them. It lets me tune the depth of the recess, and increasing the diameter isn't a problem either. If the figure base is too tall then I can hack off enough material to shrink it, without having to worry about the final mm or two, as it will all be hidden 😁
  3. I've just found a note I made a while ago about a company called PPM Games that makes a load of solo games. I don't think I've ever bought any, but they could be worth adding to your list to investigate
  4. New KS from Bad Roll Games 11 days to go, and one I have backed, even though I worry about the print times for some of the pieces 🤪 https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/badrollgames/wrecked-ship-stl-printable-scenery-for-wargames
  5. Five Leagues from the Borderland, Five Klicks from the Zone and Five Parsecs from Home (fantasy, post apocalypse and science fiction) are worth having a look at. A couple of them are available in print from Modiphius, all of them are PDFs on DriveThru and Wargames Vault Check out Ganesha Games as well, as they do a range of solo/co-operative rules. Sellswords and spellslingers is one I keep meaning to look at. I'm fairly sure there are dungeon rules in their line (I have played an old version of their dungeon one, and I'm sure they've updated it) Fear of the Dark is a solo/co-op horror ruleset. Welcome to the hobby. Going overboard is par for the course
  6. I had somehow missed that, even though your review seemed vaguely familiar when I read it (ah, age, it brings to many things with it...) I've downloaded the Android version and I have to agree with your assessment Works with the S-pen, so pressure sensitive as well from the looks of it
  7. There's also 3dCoat - https://3dcoat.com/ Cheaper than zbrush and with a perpetual license. They often have sales, so it's worth checking back on them from time to time.
  8. Genius . It had never occurred to me to use Granny Grating for floor textures, but it's so blindingly obvious that I can't understand why I never noticed before 🤪 I picked up some cheap floor tiles recently with a hexagonal pattern on them, but this will provide a bit of variety - I may even use the hexagons for rooms and this for corridors. The pipes and pens are good as well. However, I find that I always end up creating spaces that are incredibly difficult to reach with a paint brush with such an approach, so I'm curious to see how it looks when it's finished
  9. I am sad to say that I must be pummeled I always remember it as being cheesy, but thought I'd give it a go again recently. I don't think I managed 10 minutes, and most of that was drowned out by parts of my brain begging my eyes to stop watching it. There are a number of shows and films I have fond memories of watching in my youth. Experience has shown that it's better to wallow in those memories than face the harsh reality of just how bad some of that stuff really was 😱
  10. Yup, I've done that one. It was only the folds around the crotch area that tipped me off to my mistake I find starting to paint and really stare at the mini tends to bring "oh, that's what it is, duh" moments. I've also found myself painting bits of flash that I'd taken as pouches, etc during cleaning. Those tend to require more effort to fix I've looked at figures months after painting them and noticed that the part I painted wasn't what I thought it was. Those tend to be left alone, as I reckon that if I didn't notice in the weeks I was painting the part, then there's wiggle room in what it was meant to be
  11. He started scaling back late last year. The site has been down since late September 21. From a LAF thread from January this year It is a shame as he had some really nice figures
  12. I've been 3d printing bases with the center recessed for a while now. I glue the base into the recess then fill in any gaps with filler. Golden Coarse Pumice Gel is my latest go-to for that. The edge of the base also makes it look neater, as I struggle to keep things even when building up around an integral base. Once the base is filled in it can be covered with sand, etc I find this makes it look like they're on a standard base without the hassle of removing integral bases, with all the problems you note. It will depend on the depth of the base. However, as it's going to be covered, hacking away chunks of cauliflower to make it fit is fine. There is a variety of integral base depths, so I sometimes have to shim them with a circle or two of plasticard to make their feet ground level.
  13. I found some pictures I took of them more years ago than I care to admit. They're next to Studio Miniatures zombies, if memory serves This is them "raw" and this is them on bulked up bases Not great, but not as badly out of scale as they were I found a couple of blog posts I wrote about this back in 2011 (ouch) https://zemjw.blogspot.com/2011/05/zombie-base-tutorial-1.html https://zemjw.blogspot.com/2011/05/zombie-base-tutorial-2.html As mentioned in a previous post, I would now 3d print the bases with a recess, which would be much neater.
  14. I have a bunch of them painted up. They are definitely on the small side - true 25mm at best. However, they work not too badly if you put them on a really tall base, as once they match at head height the proportions etc. are fine. I painted them before I got a 3d printer, so it was a base and a lot of filler to bulk it up. If I was doing it now I'd print some custom tall bases with a recess to drop the integral base into, which would make it easier to look like they were on roads. The other downside is that they are all the same pose. I did some minor conversions, but I do prefer a bit more variety in my undead than they offer 😁
  15. 99% of my 80s and 90s stuff is GW dwarfs and Orcs. Fortunately the fantasy scale creep doesn't matter so much for them, and actually works better with the dwarfs. I did try to get a few Goblin wolf riders to bulk out the two I had. However, the size difference there was absurd, so I've had to accept that the two will not be fielded as part of a unit. Fortunately the old Grenadier stuff is still out there, and I managed to grab a few dwarf bear riders before Brexit and new one stop shop VAT rules kicked in. The Reaper metal dwarfs are usable with most of my other dwarfs. I backed a Ral Patha kickstarter a few years ago and, much as the dwarfs are really nice, they're smaller than old school GW ones. Sadly, the one Bones USA dwarf I have is so big that it went straight into my "never gonna paint that" box
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