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Jasper_the_2nd

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  1. Tough week for me with only 2 (but 3 I knew I'd heard or known before, but wouldn't come...) getting me to 24.
  2. Did a bit more assembly on the 2nd and 3rd units. I expect I'm spending excessive time making sure all the NCOs and lmg and smg guys are all different across the units, with different poses and/or arm/body combinations. But it's fun. Just really slow.......
  3. 10,000 points.........sweeeeeet! I appreciate the info. I knew they were different, but wasn't sure exactly how. The top hull is just sitting on mine waiting for me to prime it. Adding one of those guys as a driver.....where'd I put that sprue......
  4. Thanks for the warning. I'm mostly getting stuff like that to support the store getting into it as much as anything. I have 2 full kickstarters of 28mm stls I could be printing instead and a good pile of West Wind stuff somewhere, although most of the would fit more with Konflkt, being panzermechs and the like, although there are some tanks in there too.... At least if the officers are really awful, I won't feel so bad when they inevitably get shot.....
  5. I figured, but rather than use the same couple of heads from each, I'll throw them in too, and just camo them up. The insert with the box looks like it has at least one of them painted up with a smaller more dot like camo on it. I'm more going for "looks decent" than pure historical accuracy, since that requires more knowledge than I have on the subject. I have the box, plus 2 sprues from Band of Brothers, and another 4 sprues coming in the Konflikt '47 starter box. So I'm starting with the 3 10-man squads, and then will build some extra smg/assault rifle guys, some extra lmg guys (and some loaders), and some panzerfaust guys. And likely a few pointy had commander types. I have the German Heer support group with a couple of pointy hat important looking guys already in there....For my NCOs I'm doing them all with the non-pointy hats to make them easy to pick out. Suppose I should do 1 or 2 with the rifle, just in case I want to play a bare bones unit......
  6. That looks not too far from the AP Uniform Grey I ended up using as the base for it. Unfortunately no real sources for Tamiya close by. It's kind of funny how everyone has slightly difference versions of the major colours. I figure as long as I stay with the same versions of dunkelgelb and feldgrau, I will be at least be consistent within my own army.... Today I tried to get the other 7 up to the same point as the first 3. A few touchups need to be done, then it should be on to highlights and washes. Doesn't look like I'll get them finished by the end of the weekend, but they are getting closer.
  7. Decided to finish off bases coast for 3 to see how it went, and 3 seems a good number for me to rotate through (10 is not). Pretty happy with how the colours look. Some highlighting and washes will follow, and the metal parts of the guns will get some black metal likely. Have to look up some of the bits on the guns to see what colour they should be as well. and I'll probably pick out some fasteners to show a little metallic as well. So far so good, but I'd like to get this first unit done to get to some playing.....
  8. Nice! That cable bundle in particular came out great! I always struggle with how to do things like that....
  9. Trying a new source for filament, as I noticed I was almost out now that I've got both printers back to running. It's getting hard to find filament for under $20 cdn a roll, but these were 19.95, with an additional 10% off for ordering 8 rolls. Hopefully works as well as my other econo filaments I've tried. This grey is significantly lighter than the last kind I got, more of an off white.
  10. I did a little painting at lunch the other day, but the camo was so good they weren't in focus Just remembered to take a new pic. Base coated the skin with AP Tanned Skin. Also remembered why I normally do skin first, so there will be some touch ups of everything else. Also, I've been working on printing my first building for the game, from WOW Buildings' World in Ruins kickstarter.
  11. I'm not sure of a title, but I expect it would be one of those movies released in late December to critical acclaim and targeted as an Academy Award nominee. Because just like when I watch those type of movies, I'm generally lost, with no idea what the actual plot is, there are long and convoluted dialogs that don't seem to go anywhere, and virtually no action scenes, all interspersed with long, silent scenes where nothing appears to be happening. Mr. M, my grade 9 and 12 English teacher. It would read, "Huh, maybe you were right and I should have gone into writing...."
  12. Camo day. Haven't done camo on anything but some big stompy mechs, so this was a bit different. I followed a video so if it looks terrible I can blame youtube..... Started with some vaguely angular splotches of AP Werewolf Fur. The NCO and the young fellow who dropped his helmet got to sit this out. I'm also trying AP Uniform Grey for that helmet, to add a slightly different colour. Then came the AP Army Green splotches, generally adjacent to the brown ones. Helmet guy had a dark wash and then some of the original colour over it for a little highlight. That seemed to stand out to much on the helmet so I'll wash it again. And the a wash of diluted (with their wash medium) AP Strong Tone (and the helmet got Dark Tone again). I think they look decent, so other bits will be next, likely all the black leather. I also have been doing bits of assembly, but not enough to take a pic yet.....
  13. Aside from using paper clips for many things they weren't designed for (super glue de-cloggers for example) I can't think of anything in particular. I'm far more likely to use it as an excuse to buy a new tool unless the need is urgent (and the stores are closed....).
  14. That's what colour it is now. Browsing the web I see some sort of that colour, some greener, some greyer. But I guess that is pretty common with trying to get the colours "right" anyway..... I was thinking of going a bit darker/greyer....then maybe highlight back with field grey, just to make it stand out a bit.
  15. Painting! Did some highlighting on the uniform colour, which may be too subtle to really show. Then two coats of the base colour (AP Banshee Brown) on the gaiters, and on the helmets with coverings and the Zeltbahn ponchos. Not quite sure what colour to make the helmet that doesn't appear to have a covering....somewhere in the grey to green range no doubt....
  16. The FLGS had a 3 hour Learn to Play Bolt Action session today, with the rep down with a few other players to walk us through a couple of learning game. Had a great time even though the dice hated me..... The store had a tax free sale on Bolt Action as part of it, so I figured I should really pick up something.....
  17. Torsos all cleaned and based. Hopefully some painting on that first squad tonight or tomorrow. Now off to learn how to play at the FLGS (they are having a 3 hour Learn to Play event today with The Rep and some others down to demo it).
  18. The owners of the FLGS happened to introduce me to another customer (with the same names as me) who happens to run the spinal research group at the hospital, which lead to me getting into a research study which should get me my back surgery significantly earlier than otherwise (if we ever stop having surgery postponements due to Covid....).
  19. I cleaned mold lines until I couldn't take it any more, then stuck some guys on bases for the rest of lunch today. Just have to do the mold lines on the 11 guys on the right there......
  20. Received me replacement hot bed for my Sovol SV03 printer yesterday (warrantee replacement). So I guess I know what I'm doing this weekend... Oddly it came in a Creality box....
  21. Clipped the rest of my infantry bases and bodies last night while playing D&D. Tonight I started on mold line cleanup, The bases and the bodies on the left and across the top are done. Still 15-20 to go.
  22. "Don't sell your dual lands. Sure $25 buck a piece seems like a lot now, but trust me, hold on to them...."
  23. How do the 3 shells work? Did the Leafs win the cup yet? Did you finish painting that army for me yet? Who's running things now?
  24. I would, if they'd put the sugar-free stuff on sale (spoiler alert, they won't).
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