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Update 12/16: Check the latest post for pics of Dwarves, Sheep, and Pack Mules. So tiny!

 

So, I'm not so good at updating things, but here's a thread for my random progress reports as I feel the need to post them.

 

What got me started on this is my recent acquisition of some 6mm figures (from Baccus 6mm in the UK). Here's a pic of some of them primed, sitting on one of my many HA in-progress pieces. The 6mm figs are from the Dwarves line by Baccus, the lower large figure is Reaper's Mad Scientist (Female), the upper large figure is Darksword's Female Mage on Stairs (they are included for scale comparison).

 

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Further updates eventually.

-Dave

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The terrain looks super cool! Holy freaking cow, those dwarves are TIIIIINY!! How does one even go about painting them? Using a brush with a single hair?! :blink: And there's soooo many of them. My goodness, you've certainly got your work cut out for you! I wish you luck!!!

 

Huzzah!

--OneBoot :D

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Holy carp! When I first saw that I thought it was a diorama of a chick with some sort of smurf-like minions marching down the stairs.

 

It's still pretty cool. I hate to say I'm most excited about the HA project though. Keep us up to date on that too!

I like the idea of the army marching down the stairs.... I was planning on doing something like that eventually (my brother-in-law called them an army of underwear gnomes). I'm planning a 28mm 1/4 scale (so 1:200) chessboard (~2' tall chessmen for the regular figures; my scale math may be a bit off). We'll see where that goes. I'll also keep you updated on my HA projects. I'm thinking about trying some 6mm terrain with it. We'll see how that stacks up.

 

The terrain looks super cool! Holy freaking cow, those dwarves are TIIIIINY!! How does one even go about painting them? Using a brush with a single hair?! :blink: And there's soooo many of them. My goodness, you've certainly got your work cut out for you! I wish you luck!!!

 

Huzzah!

--OneBoot :D

I'll be painting them with my DaVinci #2 and #0. The point is fine enough to get to fiddly bits, and keep in mind the detail won't be as good as a regular figure. They have to look good from ~1'-3' away; the idea is number of figures over number of layers. ;) It'll be hard to limit myself, though. I just have to paint all those little buckles and straps!

 

I've temporarily based them on a couple of wood sticks (think long, flat, narrow) for painting; they're in groups of four strips, making each set (of four strips) feel like a single piece. Also, assembly-line technique.

 

-Dave

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The terrain looks super cool! Holy freaking cow, those dwarves are TIIIIINY!! How does one even go about painting them? Using a brush with a single hair?! :blink: And there's soooo many of them. My goodness, you've certainly got your work cut out for you! I wish you luck!!!

 

Huzzah!

--OneBoot :D

 

Brush with a good point. IME, painting small-scale figures improves your painting of 25mm figures, and vice versa. Working the details on the little guys makes it easier to work the details on the big (25mm) figures. And working the shading on the big figures raises an expectation of shading on little figures.

 

I'd probably recommend starting with 15's, though.

 

ps. I have some 6mm WWII infantry that I used 15 colors on. Painting the camouflage on the gas mask canisters might have been a bit OTT. ^_^

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So, I went off in a slightly different direction from my first post. I received some buildings from Baccus, and felt like painting that up. Here's a few pics of what I'm doing with them (I have more buildings, but didn't get those pics yet). The little diorama/gameboard needs more work (flock, more different flock, more different still flock, protective coats, etc) but I like the direction it's going in. Any suggestions regarding what I should do (technique wise, or project-wise) are always welcome.

 

So, I was trying to figure out how to make 6mm terrain with my HA bricks, to complement what I received from Baccus. I stumbled across my Inn and Accessories mold with the small fieldstone, and thought it a match made in heaven.

 

The outer wall was created with HA bricks (Excalibur plaster), as was the well inside the perimeter (and still in need of paint). The buildings are Baccus 6MM (English Church and a Belgian Barn; don't ask). The green ground cover is Woodland Scenics Fine Turf, the brown ground cover is old coffee grounds (dried then sifted for size, of course). The bushes are also WS (I forget what exactly; their sponge tree foliage stuff).

 

Without further ado, pictures! Please comment or criticise (constructively) as you see fit.

-Dave

 

ETA: For scale reference, the main wall archway is an inch across the open area. The walls themselves are 1/2" tall.

ETA2: The pictures kind of suck. My bad.

 

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