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D-Day +76 years
Green Eyed Monster posted a topic in Off-Topic RampancyToday marks the 76th Anniversary of what has been dubbed "The Longest Day", when the push to liberate Europe from NAZI Oppression and predation set foot on the beaches of Normandy, France. Please keep all the brave men [and the corp of Nurses who didn't have to but volunteered anyway] who sacrificed so much for all of us in that and the subsequent days and months. GEM Proud to be a US Navy Veteran
Private Chapman by Hasslefree Miniatures
planetmut posted a topic in Show Off: PaintingPrivate Chapman has been in stasis for 1,538 days and awake for two. Private Chapman is wondering where she is, when she is and what her mission is. Private Chapman is also pondering why she hasn't been issued desert pattern armour. Private Chapman has just spotted something up ahead. Private Chapman's life expectancy is four minutes. (Again, sorry about the photos which were taken on my phone.)
Who out there is a Veteran?
knarthex posted a topic in Off-Topic RampancyHey all! Just wondering who out there is a Veteran, What branch of service you are / were in, how long, etc, etc... This way we can find out who we all are, maybe have some fun telling war / sea stories! I was Army, 4 years Active as a 19K, Mi Abrahms crewman. OSUT at Ft Knox, KY. 2 Years in Gelnhaussen Germany, 2 Years at Ft Hood, TX. (Active 1984-1988) 16 Years CT National Guard. Artillery, Combat Engineer, 72Y Battalion Supply (S4). (Began 1988, Retired in 2003.) Was wondering if maybe we could get a sculptor at Reaper to do some sort of Vignette, with one rep of each branch in it, and ask Reaper to donate the profit to something like "Wounded Warrior" or another Vet charity. Maybe if enough of us ask nicely, they might think about it! Maybe they could do some sort of annual edition like / with Sophie as well? How many of you would like to see Sophie 'dressed' in your branch's uniform? I know I'd paint mine up! Might be something totally different to paint.... Chime in and let BS! 8) George EDIT: we are at 2 pages in a few hours! Glad to see the response! You folks ever notice that we speak our own language? Branch doesn't matter except for the tech terms either.... Who was sent out to get the attitude adjustment wrench? EDIT 2 All you non US Vets chime in too! Even though you aren't American, you are still one of US!
Ready for action
Inarah posted a topic in Show Off: PaintingStarted these back in October, specifically the Sara Blitzer conversion. Was working on them at Reapercon, finished them during the Minivember challenge. Based and sprayed last night. I also completed one more of the Tisdale cousins, from the BoGW. They are ready for the game tonight. From left to right: 80024, 80049, 80014, 80019, 80021, 80010.
General Drake: 50147
Arc 724 posted a topic in Show Off: PaintingGeneral Drake: 50147 Sculpted by Bobby Jackson Woah! This was a miniature that I put on a shelf for WAY to long. I'm glad to be done with him. Really enjoyed this one. And no that is not a snake at his feet it is a cable... but I realize now it looks like a snake. Oh well. I hope you guys and gals enjoy it. I tried to make the brim of his cap look reflective. it turned out alright. The back drops are Hanger18, FYI. Action pose! WORK-IN-PROGRESS for General Drake
50147: General Drake
Arc 724 posted a topic in Works in Progress: Painting50147: General Drake Sculpted by Bobby Jackson I went with the non-broccoli base version. I got inspired to this one after a Battletech game that involved the rescue of a general. Now I do the Massive Voodoo 2-step priming method. It really helps me to wrap my mind around the shading. 2-Step priming then grey Scaled the photo. I did some white, diluted, and began bring up all the light spots for even more contrast. Diluted Ginger Bread Brown(2:1 -water): With a focus of lifting the brush off in the darker areas. The Real Magic is applying a Brown Wash (3:1 - using Flow Improver(FI)) to the entire jacket. Multi-stepped process: Taking a New color from the CAV:SO KS I use it to trim the appropriate areas. I then when over them with Leather White. Next I under Brown Wash again (2:1 - water). Re-highlighted with Leather white. Dry Brushed leather white along the bottom of the jack. The photo doesn't display the effect very well. Then Re-washed in a 4:1 Brown Wash, until it all blended. Finally I took a VJ Brown and use it in the mid section of the highlights to give the Leather a multi-toned effect. 1.} 2.} 3.} 4.} I'm still not done with it but I'm pleased with the effect. I used Massive Voodoo's Leather Tut. for inspiration and some photo's of Worn learn. My efforts lately have been to do it in a timely manner. I would say I did that in less that 20 mins. But I was watching Netflix and screwing around so it was about an hour. :P
Terran Infantry for CAV
Skrill posted a topic in Show Off: PaintingHi, I found a pack of these little buggers in the 1$ bin of my FLGS. They are 15mm "flames of war" minis (WWII type) and I though I could try to make use of them for my CAV infantry. I just modernized them a bit with some green-stuff goggles (which has the advantage of not making me paint eyes on 15mm minis and match the canopies of my Terran CAV) and did speed paint. Here is the result: They are a bit big for CAV, especially next to a transport vehicle, but they will do for the purpose of the game. Other pic for scale:
Tammy the Tank Girl
CrazyK posted a topic in Show Off: PaintingFinished my first mini from the Bombshell Babes III kickstarter. Isn't actually one of the new ones. Just one of the previous minis. Tried to get a bit of muddy, just been out in the tank feel to it. Actually mini from Bombshell Miniatures website is 36032 - Tammy the Tank Girl The picture from behind is a bit blurry, but am sure you all get the idea :)
http://www.bbc.com/autos/story/20160324-the-story-behind-chinas-minecraft-military-camo It sounds counterintuitive (and apparently was much second-guessed and delayed after its effectiveness was first discovered in the 1970s), but digital, square-based "Minecraft"-type camouflage is far more effective at visually disguising forms, both up close and at a distance, than traditional blobby-form camouflages. Last September China held a massive military parade to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII, showing off for the first time many military vehicles decorated with digital patterns of squares in four colors. US Army Lieutenant Colonel Timothy R O'Neill, PhD, credited with the discovery almost forty years ago, shared his original test before-and-after photos with the BBC: http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/raw/p03nxg80.jpg http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/raw/p03nxg7f.jpg
War Zone...(Sci-fi troops)...Playing figures...# 001
catdancer posted a topic in Show Off: PaintingThis was (part 1)of a major commission order that I did in August of last year from a gamer back East who is part of a gaming club who plays (WAR ZONE). He sent me a box that contained the units (each in a clear plastic kitchen bag). The instructions that I received were (please paint the pieces so they look nice on a game board but not to contest quality...please mount them on standard square bases with simple grass ground cover...please give them a flat finish coating so they can stand up to being handled)...The rest he left up to me and the above photos show the finished units that I sent back to him. He was very pleased with the results and I had fun painting these marines. 1. His scout character in their games (front & back) 2. Five (5) figure unit (skull & bones) 3. Five (5) figure unit (all american flag) 4. Three (3) figure unit (mentors) 5. Three (3) figure unit (lancers)