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  1. i was frustrated with this for a bit.. specially when I had damp hands from cleaning a brush then reached out and used that hand to grip the reaper bottle and then noticed half the ink wiped off. I've since used some transparent scotch tape to wrap around the label so I dont' wear off the ink any more then i have..seems to have solved the problem..tho I'd love if they changed how they do the lables so this isn't an issue
  2. for me I think the only thing that will help is when they start to arrive..then i'll go into "omg what have I gotten myself into" miniature shock
  3. grats! did you use them in the tourney? or stick to existing builds you had?
  4. oh? what are you having a hard time with? I just used a mix of linen white with a small amount of brown and used the side edge of the 5/0 brush to paint the tops of the stitches..I let a dark wash fill in the recesses I like that you went with a patchwork pattern..I couldn't get my head around the highlighting and shading transitions between patches so I went with one color :)
  5. Thx Buglips! Wait till you see the rest of the Russian infantry Horde :) The PSC Russian Infantry bundle comes with 130 figures on 5 sprews..Plus I got 2 more of the infantry sprews with the Tanks army bundle..so that about 180 all together,with a mix of machinegun soldiers,riflemen,submachinegun and officers.So this is about 1/3rd of all the infantry I have to do ..Tho I suspect they'll get back burnered once the bones KS arrives in the great white north
  6. I bought that box set its fantastic if you like oldtime radio shows..Only things I wish is I had gotten it before they switched the case from wood to cardboard and well I wish they'd do more :) ohh they have done more! ..sweet
  7. For those that want to get in the lovecraft stories I think one of the best reading of his work was the the 1960's radio drama version of The Outsider by Black Mass. not just a reading..it had background soundeffects and erie music..it captures the feel of that story so well. So well done its only a 20minute listen well worth the time. http://lovecraftzine.com/2011/01/18/h-p-lovecrafts-the-outsider-a-radio-drama-by-the-black-mass/
  8. thx all,I'm glad some folks are enjoying them..wasn't sure if there was any interest in those kind of figures. I got to play them yesterday..but lost(FOW is much less forgiving when your learning) but I came very close with a hail mary pass charge to one of the objectives. I find the Canadian Airborne infantry army that always defends and is concealed,gone to ground and dug in almost impossible to kill..so i'm looking into how to change my build for next month of the escalation league to counter that. and Anti Air..I didn't think anyone would have any Air support at 900..I was wrong :)
  9. hehe thx man, I'm not a historical guy so I figured I'd be happy with just a basic paint job for this game, the plastic rubble sculpted bases really helps them visually I think, they have just enough little details to offset the repetitive limited poses of the figures.
  10. I got the next 4 SMG teams finished up I tried some freehand writing on the road signs..wow thats challenging to keep a steady hand on a textured surface..but Its a good learning experience and is legible at least ...I need to finish two more for tomorrow afternoons game and then I can move onto Mortar teams and anti tank guns. I'm still waiting for another set of plastic rubble bases,large bases templates and decals to come in to work on other teams and I need the decals to finish the tanks. I hope they come in this week. The long delays in delivery is one the problems I have with ordering things thru the local store..I want to support them and buy stuff there. But it ends up taking 5 weeks get getstuff delivered that I can get in 2weeks for the same price ordering online...
  11. as always real life slows down my painting time :) got the next 5 bases finished and guys attached..just need to cover the integrated bases seal and flock. next 4 SMG teams are ready to be primed. and should be able to do that tonight.
  12. I got some more Fow figures done..finished of the first 4 smg teams as well as the 2 HQ teams and the command SMG team. I really like the price and proportions of these little plastic soldier company soldiers..but what Im not crazy about is just how easy it is to accidently break off the ends of guns and fingers :( if you just put pressure on the wrong spot they fold over then crack off. I tried adding a dab of red to the shoulder of the Officer and collars of the NCO for the command teams..I think it looks ok. as well I got the first 8 tanks basecoated and 3 jeeps..2 gusts of wind launched them in the air then on the driveway so they have some very realistc weathering on a couple corners.. the next two smg teams,Heavy Mortar Command team observer team and Komissar team are all primed and ready for tomorrow.
  13. yep just painted them metal tho and used wash to shade them
  14. one of us...one of us! heheh I know some people dislike PP's sculpts but I really do think their werewolf figures are stellar...just so cool ..very wise decision to wait to attach the hands..save yourself a ton of frustration.
  15. totally made me think of Dwight Frye well done on them..certain colors really work well with the quickshade
  16. Thx guys ya I think I'll save some time and just dullcote then flock them. the sculpted bases with cobblestone are gonna be interesting
  17. so I got the first two teams glued down ..then used some hamilton beach sand and thinned out elmers glue to cover the integrated bases. The color is really close to the same as the bases that I drybrushed..I still need to dullcote them and add some static grass. But I'm wondering..think I should be blending in the sand with some brown and linen white paint drybrushed? I did that for the HMG crews but I just dont' know if its a waste of time for so little difference on the dirt. anyways opinions always welcome :)
  18. so I got those guys painted..dipped and the bases painted and ready for assebly tomorrow after the dip dries. As well , I got the next two bases prepped and primed and the next set of 8 figures basecoat primed.. If all goes well .I should be able to do 2 teams a day this way....Red Bear Assembly line engaged
  19. The two HMG crews are dullcoated(i skipped glosscote due to the figures being dipped) and added alittle dead grass flocking some mold lines from the plastic showed thru..but not to bad. My buddy doesn't like the red edges to the base and thinks it should match the ground color but I'm not sure..I kinda like having the Trim Soviet Red.. I don't think the top ground basing will match the tables we play on anyways.. So I think I got the process worked out. I'm using Spackle instead of woodfiller on the base holes. once filled I press the mini's down so it creates a footprint that puts the integrated base at ground level without a visible lip. When its almost white(dried) I pry out the figures and let the base spackle finish drying then using uniform grey colored primer prime them up. After that sewer wash over the base then drybrush and paint little details. I got a couple popsicle sticks glued together and got a stand made by a buddy so I can paint and dip them all as one and the stand makes it easier to hold the popsicle stick while painting. I should be able to work on about 8 to 10 mini's and 4 bases all at the same time doing it this way. Using desert Yellow colored primer as a base cote for the figures seems to be working out fine
  20. I love the idea of this.,..definitely gonna have to try it...
  21. thx man :-) welp nother bout of insomnia so was up at 4am and figured I'd work on the HMG crews they were still abit sticky from the dip but I got the basic painting of the bases done and the units glued down..just need to glue down some sand to cover the integrated figures bases and paint that to blend in and these two are done. next up 12 units of Soviet SMG teams heh
  22. I decided to switch back to the flames of war stuff..I can get some figures done pretty easily. These guys are gonna be 100% quick basecoat..then dipped tabletop standard. I just dont' have it in me to try and do super detailed painting on 15mm figures. The bases I'm using are the sculpted plastic ones so Ill just be filling in the holes with spackel then base coating..then dry brushing and detailing stuff like rubble etc then gluing figures down and blending. heres first 6 figures still wet from the dip..and two bases started standing with Laurana for size reference These are Soviet summertime uniform colors. following the Flames of War basic soviet color guide. I did the brush on dip technique and I hope that buy the time the dip is dry the two bases will be completed. I'm thinking of painting the edges of the bases Soviet Red but I'll wait to see how the drybrushing turns out. I plan to use the same colors I did for the woldwrath base since I really liked the tones I got with that.
  23. Here is Laurana sealed and based, from the L2PK #2 Open Wip thread.
  24. ya its mostly the angle of the photo view and how the lighting reflects off the surface..the ripples are pretty subtle but if your higher above the figure you can see it well with overhead lighting.. heres a photo from a higher vantage point..more what you'd see when its on the gametable actually
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