Leopards paws

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leopard
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Guesty wrote:
Sat Jan 30, 2021 6:51 pm
I would love some nap types to play such as Sharpe Practice/Black Powder but i fear it is above and beyond for my skill/dedication. Keep up the good work
also worth noting they can be painted a lot faster with a base & dip type method, the waterloo era are easier as they have fewer large areas in white. the contrast stuff would probably do a halfway decent base job with a bit of care too.

I actually did some test models as base & dip - Warlord have a guide to it, just block in the basic colours and use a brown wash over or a tinted varnish.

helps with Sharpe Practice and similar you don't actually need very many models, we have been playing pretty big games but it works with forces considerably smaller

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leopard wrote:
Sun Jan 31, 2021 12:53 am
Guesty wrote:
Sat Jan 30, 2021 6:51 pm
I would love some nap types to play such as Sharpe Practice/Black Powder but i fear it is above and beyond for my skill/dedication. Keep up the good work
I've got French and British, when things open if you fancy a game its easy to do

probably have enough of the 95th to do something specific to them as well
I think at heart he really does wish to collect his own Division, now he has pretty much done his WOTR project he needs something to occupy him.

Guesty
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Baldie wrote:
Sun Jan 31, 2021 3:52 am
leopard wrote:
Sun Jan 31, 2021 12:53 am
Guesty wrote:
Sat Jan 30, 2021 6:51 pm
I would love some nap types to play such as Sharpe Practice/Black Powder but i fear it is above and beyond for my skill/dedication. Keep up the good work
I've got French and British, when things open if you fancy a game its easy to do

probably have enough of the 95th to do something specific to them as well
I think at heart he really does wish to collect his own Division, now he has pretty much done his WOTR project he needs something to occupy him.
Defo Dale , sounds good.

And Lee 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 pretty much done ? Just ordered another 120 bases, have 40 more figs built and another box waiting in my cart

leopard
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not my ones this time, Yoof has had a paint brush out with time on his hands...

not sure whats worse, that he now has a small Soviet force, how well the swine has painted them, or how flipping quickly he has painted them

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This carries on and I may have to get my Germans up and running again, though thankfully several months before I need to..

Baldie
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Those identification bands on the IS-2 look just right

leopard
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Baldie wrote:
Sat Mar 06, 2021 8:37 pm
Those identification bands on the IS-2 look just right
yes hes done seriously well with them, I watched in awe..

paint sky grey, then 50-50 sky grey & dead white to get a solid base, touched up the green a bit.. gives solid bands, washed black when he washed the green, green got drybrushed without being too bothered if the white got a bit of it, he then drybrushed the lot in camo black brown lightly which left them looking like that

he really is a sod but has worked out some very nice ways of doing it - all of the above weathering goes over the decals as well so it all blends nicely

leopard
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what with the new job coming up and being weirdly busy not managed much model painted the past few weeks, however this weekend I have taken a step towards limiting interruptions..

now most of the way through the build and installation of a painting desk & storage shelves, discovered that 18mm plywood is actually quite heavy in the process. few bits to finish off (like it needs a softwood strip along the front edges which I forgot to order so have to go fetch tomorrow and then it needs painting but overall not bad, step up from the last painting desk in this being a lot larger (last room was only 6'x6'6", this desk is 8' long and at 24" deep, deeper than last time).

lacks a spray area which will be on the other side of the room but for now it will do, does anyone know a decent supplier of wall mounted paint racking thats not "how %^%$£$&ing much??!" as its that or having a go as something custom made

Baldie
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TBH I would go for a few rows of long narrow shelves much cheaper than buying owt

leopard
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Baldie wrote:
Mon Mar 29, 2021 6:33 pm
TBH I would go for a few rows of long narrow shelves much cheaper than buying owt
sort of what I was thinking, the main shelves are the wall strips that you hook brackets to, may end up making something to hook on them, already likely to see a narrower shelf for holding models I'm working on (there is plenty of space, between the main desk and the first storage shelf above it is about 3'' (though a small model railway is going in there as well... another rabbit hole)

wondering about a sheet of plywood with a few narrower strips glued to it and a little lip at the front

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Little goods trucks bringing your paint pots would be ver cool.

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