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  1. For Minivember I will try to do a different model each day (duplicates or similar models (from the same unit or suchlike still only count as one!). If you want to see the rest of my minivember minis, feel free to have a look at my painting blog..I won't be posting each and every one here, just the Reaper minis and maybe some that I find especially interesting. Yes, they will be speedpaints, just like all my minis. After recently painting the Hasslefree Agarix mushroom men, I have been thinking which minis I have that might fit a Mario-theme. There are some, the Bones Dragon Turtle and the Turtlemen (whatever they are called) do spring to mind. But what Mario-themes selection of minis would be complete without Mario himself? This used to be Joe the Mechanic from Mars Attacks! Now he is Mario. Joe the Mechanic Mars Attacks! the Miniatures Game Mantic PVC 25mm integral base
  2. I ordered the Mars attacks game the other day and got it this morning I couldn't resist painting this model I really hope you guys like it I have a few more models to list this week as I paint most days! So here he is Flea Rider!!
  3. This year the minis I manage to paint will all count towards the resolutionary challenge. As per the resolutionary painting challenge guidelines, I will post them here, and link in my post in the challenge thread. Ack-Ack-Ack-Ack Finished a second squad of the Mars Attacks! Martian Grunts. Some of the helmets are a bit wonky in the picture, as they are not glued down yet. I use thinned PVA for that, because it sets transparent and can be scraped off with ease if the need arises. Martian Grunts Mars Attacks! the miniatures game Mantic Entertainment PVC (that is rather similar to the more rigid bonesium from Bones 2 KS) 25mm integral bases.
  4. In the moment I'm working on Sidney & Henry Henry had a Flea Circus which was not succesful anymore. Nobody was interested anymore to see such attraction. During the mars attacks he met a dying soldier who gave him a bottle with bug gas. Sidney used it on his fleas and started to fight back. So I thought I need also fleas without riders and made them: Still much work to do they need highlights and more.
  5. Continuing on with the Febuary challenge goals I set myself, (painting at least one of each from the following categories: Reaper Bones, Oathsworn, All Quiet of the Martian Front, Warhammer Fantasy, Warhammer 40.000, Kings of War, Deadzone, DreadBall, Mars Attacks, Shadows of Brimstone, Sedition Wars, Drake, Grendel Productions something or other, and to finish something that currently stands around half-done on the shelf of shame), I have done a few minis over the weekend, As per the resolutionary painting challenge guidelines, I will post them here, and link in my post in the challenge thread. Here goes for Mars Attacks! Ack Ack We-Come-In-Peace Ack Ack! **Zzap** This is the test piece for the paint job, and the first Mars Attacks! mini I have done. The colour scheme turned out to be quite quick and easy (thank god for that!) This mini is one piece PVC slightly soft plastic (a bit like Bones, but stiffer), I have actually not had to cut off any mould lines apart from on the sides of the base (high five!). I quickly decided to treat these more like board game pieces or toys than minis and not bother with what little mould lines there are. I am actually quite impressed with the quality considering the material. 25mm base, PVC.
  6. I drilled a hole in a 10x10mm piece of wood. I used first a 5.5mm drill, but needed to make it bigger, I'm not sure if I used a 6.0mm or 6.5mm drill. You can put a dome in the hole and use the wood on sand paper. Don't use to much pressure on it! The piece of wood should not touch the sandpaper! You must end with it before it the sandpaper touch the wood! Check sometimes if you are satisfied with the size before it is to short! On the backside is a small hole to remove the dome. Do not use something to pointy. :-)
  7. Here you can see what I plan to do with my BSR and Saucer. 1. Take them apart (it was easy to do) 2. glue where the pilot should be a magnet and same to the pilot 3. glue dome to the saucer or BSR 4. glue strong magnets in the BSR and Saucer to put it later together. 5. the Backpack is not glued to the robot yet, it will be magnetized, too! I do not think I can do it before next year, because I need to order some magnets. For the BSR I plan to do more, I will put soon pictures and explanations online.
  8. My first thoughts on painting the minis: If you start masspainting your Mars Attacks and want do it fast. I have for example 40 human soldiers to paint. I think it is possible with this method to have them all completed in 4-8 hours, eventuall even with highlights. Preparing the minis: 0. if possible train painting on a few metal minis, not necessary, but helpful. 1. wash the minis. Use Soapy water, I use normally a fat solvent spray. 2. use a primer, I would use white primer, but black or grey is ok, too Don't use to much, you should be still able to see the details. With a double-sided tape and a card board, you can prime many minis together. 3. I try to get all paints together I want to use on the minis before I start to paint, so I do not need to search after it. If you need later to remove paint and you can get 'Simple Green' it is normally perfect to remove paint from plastic minis (test it first on one mini!!!) Description for human soldiers, but it works also on every martian grunt, marines and other uniformed group. Masspainting: 1. Do ten minis in a row or more, but for me are more than ten minis at the same time not good. 2. put first the base coat of colors on the minis, but only one color on every mini after another. As example for the soldiers: 2.1 uniform mini 1, uniform mini 2, .... uniform mini 10 2.2 webbing mini 1, webbing mini 2, .... webbing mini 10 2.3 gloves, gloves, gloves 2.x and so on. 3. same with the camouflage always one paint of the camouflage on every mini's uniform, before you start with the next Camouflage paint 4. ignore or do the highlights, if you want Use of Army Painters Quickshade (QS) 1. get white spirit and an old brush before you start! 2. put army painter quickshade on 10 minis with a old brush on every mini. Don't dip! 3. start over in the same order as you put QS on the minis, and remove QS from places where is to much QS on the minis. 4. do step 2-3 until all have QS on them... 5. clean the brush immediately with white spirit!!! 6. QS must try 24 hours!!! Even if you can touch it, don't proceed with the mini! 7. eventually think about highlights and error corrections, before you put matte varnish on the mini. AND: 1. Eventually think about which colors you are using during these steps on the heroes of greenville. Prepare them, too. If you use black while doing masspainting and want the jacked of one mini black, do this or these minis, too!!! 2. if you want to remove errors before putting QS on them , do it after all minis of the same type are painted 3. Ignore small painting errors, you can remove visible ones later before you put QS on them. Small errors are sometimes not visible after quickshading and if they are still visible, you can remove them after the QS easily. Here you can get a tutorial for woodland MARPAT for the soldiers the base coat looks little bright, I think it is the camera, I don't think the color is really sooo yellow! I had already some thoughts about Martian Minis: (standard Grunts, including freeze ray and unit commander) 1. white primer 2. complete body: Vallejo 72.024 Turquoise 3. boots and gloves: green (unit commander: Vallejo 72.007 Gold Yellow) (not sure which vallejo color I will use, eventually I must mix greens or buy a new one) 4. Brain: Vallejo 72148 Heavy Warm Grey, eventually later Reaper MSP Brains Pink as highlight, a wash (sepia?) as last step. 5. face: vallejo 72,035 dead flesh is my favorite in the moment 6. Option 1: weapon and some body part: black, highlight with Vallejo 72.050 Cold Grey Option 1: Or I use Black, VMC gun metal grey and silver as highlights 7. Gas Bottle: Vallejo 72.012 Scarlet Red 8. few smaller details... I think the martians are very fast to paint. !!! Do eventually the head and face in step 4.-5. on every martian mini at once. I'm waiting for the MA minis in the moment, too! :-(
  9. Just started with my clear stands. I bought 1cm clear tubes with 6mm holes. Also bought 6mm clear rods, but they were 6,2mm, so I had a lot of work to get them to fit in the holes. The next rods will be more clear as this one. In the moment I can put one saucer on 5 Deadzone height level. I still need to make a base (or use the original one) and get magnets so the saucer on the top can be removed easily. - Only difference to this picture I made it that I glued a rod filling most of the tube, showing out of the top. In the bottom I can connect other parts. - The first tube under the saucer is smaller than the others, together with the saucer height (incl. Dome), it reach 3 inch. - all the other tubes are 3 inch tall.
  10. In a few weeks many Mars Attacks backers will get the crashed Saucer. Big problem! The dome is not not clear plastic, so the inside is not visible. I'm and many others are not really good at painting freehand. So how to paint it? I do not want to paint it in any color, it should be clear. Interesting ideas from the Kickstarter comments: 1. Wulf: "Do the crashed saucer dome in white with crackle glaze, it'll look like shattered perspex." 2. Undave: "You could always paint the crashed saucer dome to look like exploded Martian and then give it a heavy gloss varnish." 3. Another idea would be to combine method one and two. 4. My first idea was to get somehow Mantic to sell only a clear saucer dome, remove the unclear dome from the crashed saucer, put a black cotton wool in the clear dome to simulate smoke in it and glue it on the saucer and let some smoke coming out of the saucer (Ok, the clear dome must have the same size for this method!) 5. Another idea would be to remove the dome and try to put only smoke cloud on the saucer. I hope that someone could help with - ideas how to do it, - provide pictures of painted versions here of the painted dome - or even better give also a tutorial how to to it. Truck-Windows As Darsc Zacal mentioned, with the trucks we have the same problems with the windows! About the trucks I got a cool advise from SKRHH in the comments from Brückenkopf-Online. Don't paint the windows, put selfmade armor plates on them. With small observation slits. For the weldseam, you could use a small hot glue gun. It is not so hard to do it. Example: (I got this picture from this site.)
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