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  1. Reviving this thread 6 years later... Been away from gaming for a while but I'm slowly getting my son into it. We played Mech Attack with my rebased Mechwarrior minis like my club used to... https://www.chicagoskirmishwargames.com/blog/?s=mech+attack ...and it got me thinking about Bones CAVs again, and maybe painting something up. It's not like I haven't got enough random-faction MW minis I could repaint, but some of these new CAV's look fantastic and possibly quite large. I had established prior that the Emperor-or-larger is kind of my baseline for the size I'm looking fo
  2. Interesting thread. I'm a tabletop-quality guy so basecolors, dip and maybe a bit of drybrushing here or there. When I get motivated and am working in medium sized batches I probably turn out an average of one mini per 20-30 minutes not counting drying time. As far as getting better, the improvement of my style mostly has to do with getting cleaner results and more effective dip-shading by improving my application methods rather than learning new techniques.
  3. Not sure if I showed these before, but for 10mm gaming, Audio casette tape cases are your friends! The height of a tape case is pretty darn close to one story in 10mm and they look great when stacked. Also they all seem to be made of some sort of styrene so you can use plastic glue or superglue. I buy cassetes 10 for a dollar at the resale shops and even use alot of the innards of the tapes themselves. The vehicles and infantry below are 10mm More buildings here: http://chicagoskirmish.blogspot.com/2015/04/small-scale-building-commissions.html They don't even have to be t
  4. I'd just like to say that as much as I'd like to see plastic Cav's in stores, this is very upright what you guys are doing regarding retail and taking care of your kickstarter supporters. Too many other kickstarter creators chase the $ train so hard that the KS supporters who made the product possible sometimes get their products and/or replacements long after folks can get them at retail. Bravo!
  5. Nice find! I'll have to check them out. I agree with folks that waiting for a sale or signing up for their coupons is a great way to go. Michael's and Hobby Lobby have roughly the same promotional system. I've found that pre-painted ceramic buildings can be great for quickly assembling a collection fantasy terrain. I've got an entire fantasy village made from porcelain christmas houses. Most are nearly stock. Most get a touch of drybrush and then I give them a coat of Minwax polyshades Tudor to dirty them up. Finally I paint and flock or ballast over the snowed areas and matte varnis
  6. Forgive the necromancy, but two updates. First, I forgot about this thread but figured I should post the link to the" show-off" topic with the finished pics. http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/62420-dragons-dont-share-77381-terrain-finished/ Secondly, I recently finished up a second example of the top of the tower section. It had been given to me by a friend who couldn't get the two parts to join correctly. By gluing it in phases (first one corner, then the bit next to it and hold, then another...) using water thin superlue (that sucks into the cracks and dries fast) I was
  7. As usual, I'm late to the party, but that Tigerian Merc is great. I like antropomorphic animal figs in my gaming warbands. Besides the post-apoc armadillo, are there any other non-fantasy reaper animal-people figures? With the huge number of sci-fi races out there it does seem odd that no one is making a wargameable faction of these. There used to be some good figures called "Rawr" from Regiment Games, but they went under and no one seems to have picked up the molds unfortunately. Maybe a hunt on Ebay? Khurasan has some great "Tigrid" figs, but they're all in 15mm and I've no
  8. Thanks for those pics! Extremely useful for anyone looking at this kit. Having recently over-bought on VOTOM's kits I don't personally need any hardsuits right now, but I do like the IMEF Bulldog. It reminds me alot of the old Grenadier Future Warriors Power Armor and in a good way. Especially the loadout and the fact that it isn't covered with silly unnecessary detail.
  9. The warhammer movement tray kit is actually a pretty neat modular product that you can use to make any of the various sized bases you might need for KoW. Most of the KoW base sizes, unit sizes and Tray sizes are copied strait from WHFB anyway, a legacy (or perhaps a continuation…) of when Mantic was mostly selling their product as WHFB proxies. For my human KoW army I picked up a batch of standard plastic movement trays from what I think was Renedra. They work for most of my units, but I'm going to hack a few apart to make the more unusual sizes.
  10. Ah ha, Deafnala, wonderful to find you here!
  11. Thanks for the kudos folks. Malefactus, are you following me? If you want to see it again and again, you can find notices on Dakka and TMP too...
  12. Thanks folks. This is likely to see alot of use in our club's summer Song of Blades and Heroes Campaign.
  13. Recently my friend gave me the terrain pieces from the Reaper "Dragons Don't Share" set. Despite a couple minor and excusable flaws, this is a very impressive terrain set that paints up a treat and by virtue of being sectioned should prove quite versatile. Full range of pics and review here: http://chicagoskirmish.blogspot.com/2015/06/dragons-dont-share-but-mike-does.html Like most of my minis and terrain, I've gone for a fast-but-nice tabletop wargaming standard. The idea being to finish a project before my ADD takes over and I lose interest. Hence it's mostly a few fast wetbrush and dr
  14. Finally got around to painting this thing. A soak in some boiling water followed by a reshape and cool water failed to get an even flat bottom so I glued it down to some fairly thick hardboard. To keep the pieces fitting together properly I did have to cut the hardboard mostly strait down with no bevel, but a bit of sand ( I also sprinkled a bit it here and there on the whole thing) made it look pretty natural. I'll have a post with pics up soon, but suffice to say I highly recommend basing this thing.
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