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Meatslam
Apr 9, 2009


Bistromatic posted:

I finally got myself to work on this guy a few days ago (before catching a cold), he's currently missing a backpack with ammo, extra barrels and stuff.

All the little white parts (meant to be motors and a camera) are self made.
If you put a bit of styrene rod in you Dremel and then lightly hold a cutter against it you have the tiniest lathe, i've really come to enjoy that technique for tiny detail stuff.

Holy poo poo pulp city models rule.

I've been wanting to get some for a while now, and wanted to know how their shipping was.

Also how is the casting quality?

I have so many questions

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PaintVagrant
Apr 13, 2007

~ the ultimate driving machine ~


fyr: water effects on top of paint

rzal
Nov 8, 2007



Fun Shoe

I found some of my old stuff. Not the greatest stuff, but full of memories.
Thought I would post these since I'm waiting on some painting supplies to show up.


I remember being really proud of this one and all my friends were like, "Uh..It's nice, but really dark."



another elmore/ral partha chick


From the dungeon board game set. Awesome board game.

What. Up. Goff clan with blinged out boltas

Bistromatic
Oct 3, 2004

And turn the inner eye
To see its path...


Meatslam posted:

Holy poo poo pulp city models rule.

I've been wanting to get some for a while now, and wanted to know how their shipping was.

Also how is the casting quality?

I have so many questions

Their shipping is reasonably fast but relatively high. I usually order together with a friend and if i remember correctly it's 7€ from Poland to Germany, split between the two of us, it's quite reasonable again.

Casting quality is generally pretty good, details are crisp, mold lines are light.
Personally i'd put them at about the same level as newer Privateer Privateer Press stuff.

The only thing that ever had casting issues from all the stuff i bought was Guerillas minigun, the details were kinda soft. I never asked for a replacement because that machine gun was just a perfect fit and i'd likely have done it anyway but based on my experiences with Pulp Monsters so far i'm 100% sure they'd have sent me one without trouble. (The packaging for the box sets is really nice but for one of our orders it wasn't ready in time so they sent us the minis in ziplocks and then shipped us the boxes with a promo mini and an apology afterwards)

I also made a thread about Pulp City but it's mostly dead already, so feel free to ask any questions there.

Edit:
Bonus (not very good) pictures of our demo table and teams:


The villains on the right are mine and at least the lovely photos hide that they were painted quite hastily.

Bistromatic fucked around with this message at 20:02 on Oct 21, 2009

!amicable
Jan 20, 2007


Here's some lovely photos of things I am painting:

Click here for the full 1523x1185 image.

Aranan
May 21, 2007

Release the Kraken


If anyone has ever wanted to make their own washes, I found a pretty detailed set of instructions on how to do so.

http://thepaintingcorps.blogspot.co...e-released.html

!amicable
Jan 20, 2007


He's sort of a douche for trying to sell paint thinned with liqutex medium to be honest.
On the other hand, at least he made it public I guess?

Aranan
May 21, 2007

Release the Kraken


Was he even trying to sell the finished inks? I thought he was just selling water, flow aid, and matte medium.

Whatever, it's not really anything new as far as I know, but I thought it was handy to see an exact list of ingredients and the ratios used as well as some samples of white models washed with each color like what GW did for their washes.

Meatslam
Apr 9, 2009


Bistromatic posted:

awesome

Awesome, can't wait to spend all my money.

rzal
Nov 8, 2007



Fun Shoe

!amicable posted:

Here's some lovely photos of things I am painting:

Click here for the full 1523x1185 image.


What is the crab thing?

Lovely Joe Stalin
Jun 12, 2007

We must finally understand
that of all the precious
capital in the world,
the most precious capital,
the most decisive capital,
is loveliness.
I'm lovely.
Hug me.
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Well it's the lower body of a Defiler, but he's turned the arm sockets into braziers so iunno.

!amicable
Jan 20, 2007


rzal posted:

What is the crab thing?

It's a soulgrinder. The blue dude rides it. He is magnetized.

e: the blue dude is not in that photo

here:

!amicable fucked around with this message at 22:57 on Oct 21, 2009

A Powerful Cream
Jun 25, 2009

get ready to read some badposts b*tch!! - fdr to hitler, 1972


Whoa, that's a fuckin' rad conversion.

rzal
Nov 8, 2007



Fun Shoe

What the hell is the blue dude supposed to be. Some sort of Tzeentch demon? The other pictures of soulgrinders have the demon with the orc powerklaw. Whatever it is, it looks pretty cool.


Also Alexi-Z just became my new favorite painter.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dl...em=170397026325

!amicable
Jan 20, 2007


rzal posted:

What the hell is the blue dude supposed to be. Some sort of Tzeentch demon? The other pictures of soulgrinders have the demon with the orc powerklaw. Whatever it is, it looks pretty cool.


Also Alexi-Z just became my new favorite painter.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dl...em=170397026325

Yeah.
I didn't feel like paying for the soulgrinder so i just found some cheap defilers on ebay and sculpted the demon.

My second one has a powerclaw:


I have not started to paint him up at all though. I think I did some more work on him after those pictures but I can't honestly recall.

Rikthor
Sep 28, 2008


Question for some of you more experienced painters, is there a way to "knock down" a highlight to make not so light? Terrible wording I know but the final highlight I used for a test models orc skin (AoBR Boyz)is much lighter than I was expecting and doesn't sit well with the rest of the colors. Is there a way to tone it down or just chalk it up to a mistake?

(No pics as my "quality" camera is just my phone)

Lovely Joe Stalin
Jun 12, 2007

We must finally understand
that of all the precious
capital in the world,
the most precious capital,
the most decisive capital,
is loveliness.
I'm lovely.
Hug me.
I'M LOVELY


GW Washes are perfect for that. Try either green or one of the browns.

PaintVagrant
Apr 13, 2007

~ the ultimate driving machine ~


Yeah, basically a glaze, which you can use a wash or a thinned down paint, like amicable mentioned

Aranan
May 21, 2007

Release the Kraken


PaintVagrant posted:

Yeah, basically a glaze, which you can use a wash or a thinned down paint, like amicable mentioned

Or an ink.

PaintVagrant
Apr 13, 2007

~ the ultimate driving machine ~


yup, anything transparent :]

neongrey
Feb 28, 2007

Plaguing your posts with incidental music.


So looking at some of my oldest models, I'm realizing how much they suck. I'd like to go back and redo them, but I'll need to strip the paint. What's a good way of doing that, which won't give off too many fumes(as I live in a pretty small apartment)? If there's no way of avoiding fumes I can open the bathroom window and close the door while they soak in whatever poo poo, I just don't want to gas myself.

All metal, no plastic, too, so stuff that eats plastic is fine, even if it means I'll need to stick them on new bases.

PaintVagrant
Apr 13, 2007

~ the ultimate driving machine ~


1) buy simple green
2) hurl models in it
3) wait 24 hours
4) toothbrush off the paint
5) rinse models

neongrey
Feb 28, 2007

Plaguing your posts with incidental music.


Ah, that's it? Sweet, thanks. I had hideous images in my mind of noxious clouds of poo poo.

PaintVagrant
Apr 13, 2007

~ the ultimate driving machine ~


nah not at all, simple green can be poured down your sink when youre done too (although Id keep it and use it a few more times before you chuck it)

The messiest part of it is the removal of the paint, because wet stringy chunks of paint and primer get all over the place

neongrey
Feb 28, 2007

Plaguing your posts with incidental music.


Awesome, thanks. I'll have my juggernaut and destroyer looking 40% less like matte purple rear end in no time.

crime fighting hog
Jun 29, 2006


Guess I'll just leave this here

http://forums.eternityofwar.com/sho...83&postcount=46

Newer stuff coming soonish maybe

Aranan
May 21, 2007

Release the Kraken


neongrey posted:

Awesome, thanks. I'll have my juggernaut and destroyer looking 40% less like matte purple rear end in no time.
I actually just finished rebasing and repriming my juggernaut and destroyer after giving them the simple green treatment. I was scrubbing them off in the sink and popped off one of the juggernaut's shoulder spikes. It went down the drain before I could recover it.

Just letting you have a heads up to watch for little fiddly bits that may pop off during the scrubbing.

neongrey
Feb 28, 2007

Plaguing your posts with incidental music.


Thanks, I'll make sure I have the drain plugged.

Also, there's no real way to spray-prime indoors without a special rig for it, is there? Like, if I do it in the bathtub, I'll have a lovely black bathtub for forever, yeah?

I think the store's got a setup for it at least. I'm just not entirely sure how fond I am of the gesso I've been using thus far.

Lovely Joe Stalin
Jun 12, 2007

We must finally understand
that of all the precious
capital in the world,
the most precious capital,
the most decisive capital,
is loveliness.
I'm lovely.
Hug me.
I'M LOVELY


You could get a proper spray booth, they're awesome for containing and removing the spray, but they're also expensive.

crime fighting hog
Jun 29, 2006


Rapey Joe Stalin posted:

You could get a proper spray booth, they're awesome for containing and removing the spray, but they're also expensive.

Isn't there a guide somewhere on how to make an okay one for 15 bucks?

ergot
Jan 25, 2002
Heresiarch

http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap_spray_booth/

crime fighting hog
Jun 29, 2006



Bookmarked. Thanks duder

crime fighting hog
Jun 29, 2006


http://forums.eternityofwar.com/sho...08&postcount=53

Aranan
May 21, 2007

Release the Kraken


Does anyone have a suggestion as to what agitators I could put into my pots of paint? I know BBs are a no-go because they'll rust and that's just bad news. I don't really have any spare bits of metal sprue to use. Maybe a plastic bead of some sort? I can't imagine acrylic paint reacting poorly with plastic, but I'm just asking here to see if anyone has other suggestions.

Zarkov Cortez
Aug 18, 2007

Alas, our kitten class attack ships were no match for their mighty chairs


Aranan posted:

Does anyone have a suggestion as to what agitators I could put into my pots of paint? I know BBs are a no-go because they'll rust and that's just bad news. I don't really have any spare bits of metal sprue to use. Maybe a plastic bead of some sort? I can't imagine acrylic paint reacting poorly with plastic, but I'm just asking here to see if anyone has other suggestions.

One of those plastic coated magnetic stir bars

Aranan
May 21, 2007

Release the Kraken


Zarkov Cortez posted:

One of those plastic coated magnetic stir bars
I have no idea what you're talking about, but it sounds awesome.

!amicable
Jan 20, 2007


Aranan posted:

I have no idea what you're talking about, but it sounds awesome.

They are used in chem labs to stir flasks. You pop one in a flask then place the flask on top of a pad that has a whirring magnet in it and it does the stirring for you.

Fyrbrand
Dec 30, 2002



Grimey Drawer

!amicable posted:

They are used in chem labs to stir flasks. You pop one in a flask then place the flask on top of a pad that has a whirring magnet in it and it does the stirring for you.



Paging Fix, Fix where the hell are you.

Destro85
Sep 24, 2002




Can someone post the link that someone posted a while back in the warhams thread to a tutorial for making bases out of super sculpey and sand? I thought I bookmarked it and now I can't find it to save my life.

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Aranan
May 21, 2007

Release the Kraken


I'm not sure if it's one I posted, but I did post a ton of basing links a few times. Did through these and see if it's the one you're after or if any of these are useful.

http://www.necrotales.com/necroTuto...se_plants01.php
http://archive.brushthralls.com/bas...textures-2.html
http://archive.brushthralls.com/bas...k-and-snow.html
http://archive.brushthralls.com/bas...ate-basing.html
http://www.astronomican.com/index.p...d=273&Itemid=98
http://www.one-ring.co.uk/phpBB2/kb...de=article&k=86
http://thepaintingcorps.blogspot.co...ork-basing.html
http://archive.brushthralls.com/Old...asing/index.php
http://blog.brushthralls.com/?page_id=3381
http://www.necrotales.com/necroTuto...base_rock01.php
http://salmondworks.com/blog/?p=156
http://www.bolterandchainsword.com/...showarticle=146
http://www.astronomican.com/index.p...d=484&Itemid=98
http://www.one-ring.co.uk/phpBB2/kb...e=article&k=159
http://thepaintingcorps.blogspot.co...ch/label/Basing

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