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nesbit37
Dec 12, 2003
Emperor of Rome
(500 BC - 500 AD)

Anyone here either have or have seen in person the Old Glory 10mm Saracens? I am trying to find a good line to use as a substitute for a 10mm Haradrim army for Lord of the Rings games. I thought it would be easy since there are a fair number of Arab-esque lines out there but frankly they either all seem to look kind of bad or, like the Old Glory ones I linked there, its really hard to tell how they look without painted samples.

I don't know whats up with some of these miniature companies, the Old Glory site itself doesn't even have pictures of its own minis from that line and they aren't the only ones to be lacking pictures of their own products. Who just buys minis without looking at them first?

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lilljonas
May 6, 2007

We got crabs? We got crabs!

nesbit37 posted:


I don't know whats up with some of these miniature companies, the Old Glory site itself doesn't even have pictures of its own minis from that line and they aren't the only ones to be lacking pictures of their own products. Who just buys minis without looking at them first?

Welcome to historicals


Hope you brought some suspenders

Cyberpunkey Monkey
Jun 23, 2003

by Nyc_Tattoo


Star Man posted:

You know what's awesome about working on a drawing table with a metal pencil guard? It's a place to put your magnets.

Fart school.

moths
Aug 25, 2004




I've got a bunch of Old Glory Vikings, but no Battle of Five Armies to compare them against. I remember Warmaster being a bit loose with the scale between armies, and I assume B5A might suffer the same.

One thing I can tell you is that the Viking infantry strips are about 30mm long vs WM's 35mm ones. So you'll need loose figures, cut strips, or base decorations if you want to fill a 20x40 base the same way.

TheCosmicMuffet
Jun 21, 2009

by Shine


lilljonas posted:

Welcome to historicals


Hope you brought some suspenders

These are a good starter pair:
http://www.britishbraces.co.uk/shop...e-spitfire.html

Cyberpunkey Monkey
Jun 23, 2003

by Nyc_Tattoo


I found a set of elastic braces inexpensively at Goodwill. Then, I removed the crappy little snap clips and connect them to my trousers via split rings. This works better on heavier work pants than dressier trousers, as the split rings have begun to wear through the belt loops on my slacks. I'm thinking about stitching some kevlar thread into the edges to prevent further wear. The thin leather on the braces is also starting to wear, but I've worn them nearly daily for a year. I may replace the leather loops with some heavier scraps. I'm sure I can find something.

Cyberpunkey Monkey fucked around with this message at 17:13 on Mar 10, 2015

Pierzak
Oct 30, 2010



But will they hold up my falling hopes for humanity?

Cyberpunkey Monkey
Jun 23, 2003

by Nyc_Tattoo


That's merely your growing certainty about your impending death. I think a lot of people mix those two up.

lilljonas
May 6, 2007

We got crabs? We got crabs!


Added to my wishlist, thanks.

Ashcans
Jan 2, 2006

Let's do the space-time warp again!


osirisisdead posted:

I found a set of elastic braces inexpensively at Goodwill. Then, I removed the crappy little snap clips and connect them to my trousers via split rings. This works better on heavier work pants than dressier trousers, as the split rings have begun to wear through the belt loops on my slacks. I'm thinking about stitching some kevlar thread into the edges to prevent further wear. The thin leather on the braces is also starting to wear, but I've worn them nearly daily for a year. I may replace the leather loops with some heavier scraps. I'm sure I can find something.

If you are going to wear suspenders you should forget about snap clips and any replacement for them to tag onto your belt loops. Those are a half-measure designed to allow suspenders to work on any pair of pants. What you should do is use button fasteners, and either purchase pants with suspender buttons or add them to your existing pants. Buttons distribute the suspender pull move evenly, and also do less damage to your pants.




Ask me about my model train layout.

Cyberpunkey Monkey
Jun 23, 2003

by Nyc_Tattoo


It was a quick hack one day while I was really stoned. One day I'll go pro.

Dr. Phildo
Dec 8, 2003

Except the heaven had come so near,
So seemed to choose my door,The distance would not haunt me so



Soiled Meat


I was like "o these would be fun for a lark!" Then saw they were 17squid! I'll stick to boring belts
Maybe I should find a buckle with spinning prop...

TheCosmicMuffet
Jun 21, 2009

by Shine


Dr. Phildo posted:

I was like "o these would be fun for a lark!" Then saw they were 17squid! I'll stick to boring belts
Maybe I should find a buckle with spinning prop...

You'll reconsider when that belt wears out in a couple years--while a good pair of braces can last a gent for a decade or more!

Good braces will outlive your own children.

Yes, consider genuine British Braces. It's what the finer sort wear.

dmnz
Feb 14, 2012

BNNRROWNWNWOWOWOWO


Xpost from the Specialist Games thread.

After lurking for months, I finally got around to shooting my old Cawdor gang.
I repainted these guys recently, trying a slightly dirtier style than usual for me.

Forgive the poor lighting.

SRM
Jul 10, 2009

~*FeElIn' AweS0mE*~


That gang looks awesome! What was the impetus behind the patterns on some of the weapons? It looks kind of like a camo but I'm not sure.

Also, does anyone have a simple, non-destructive solution for putting a Thunderbolt on a flying stand? I just built this sucker tonight:

TheCosmicMuffet
Jun 21, 2009

by Shine


SRM posted:

Also, does anyone have a simple, non-destructive solution for putting a Thunderbolt on a flying stand? I just built this sucker tonight:

Several Powerful Magnets

dmnz
Feb 14, 2012

BNNRROWNWNWOWOWOWO


Thanks!
Guns were kinda ad-hoc. I was trying to do something different with each one, within the palette, while avoiding just doing edge highlighting.
On some of them it worked out like camo.

parabolic
Jul 21, 2005

good night, speedfriend



Is Future a suitable gloss varnish to use before an oil wash? Never done it before, but want to weather some robits and spaceships.

Slimnoid
Sep 6, 2012

Does that mean I don't get the job?


SRM posted:

That gang looks awesome! What was the impetus behind the patterns on some of the weapons? It looks kind of like a camo but I'm not sure.

Also, does anyone have a simple, non-destructive solution for putting a Thunderbolt on a flying stand? I just built this sucker tonight:


Secret Weapons flight stand. Grab an acrylic rod from ebay/amazon/Michaels, and you're good to go.

parabolic posted:

Is Future a suitable gloss varnish to use before an oil wash? Never done it before, but want to weather some robits and spaceships.

Perfectly fine. I use it for all my oil washes/weathering washes and have had zero problems.

Indolent Bastard
Oct 26, 2007

I WON THIS AMAZING AVATAR! I'M A WINNER! WOOOOO!


parabolic posted:

Is Future a suitable gloss varnish to use before an oil wash? Never done it before, but want to weather some robits and spaceships.

Yup.

El Estrago Bonito
Dec 17, 2010

Scout Finch Bitch


General rule is to not wash over anything that uses the same "base", so don't wash enamels over enamels, don't wash acrylic ink over acrylic ink etc.

Numlock
May 19, 2007


Black Lives Matter

So is there a quick and easy way to remove matt varnish from a model that doesn't require stripping it and starting over?

I was applying decals to stuff and like usual I put some matt varnish down over them till I was done with other work. But I a few minutes later I looked at the decals and there was white poo poo all over them, like I just dabbed elmer's glue over the decals!

I was able to remove most of it with my thumb (at the cost of some the decals) but there are a few spots were its on there for good unless I want to risk scratching the poo poo out of the paint.

I think maybe I didn't wait long enough for the Micro Set I was using to dry out and it reacted with the varnish in a bad way.

Edit: Never mind it turned out to be very flaky once dry and a few passes with a old toothbrush removed 99% of it. Still, scary.

Numlock fucked around with this message at 03:47 on Mar 11, 2015

JerryLee
Feb 4, 2005

THE RESERVED LIST! THE RESERVED LIST! I CANNOT SHUT UP ABOUT THE RESERVED LIST!


A lot of varnishes in my experience will cloud briefly and then finish drying clear, are you sure that wasn't what was happening?

El Estrago Bonito
Dec 17, 2010

Scout Finch Bitch


Re-apply a thin layer of the same varnish, that usually works.

krushgroove
Oct 22, 2007

Disapproving look


Hey all!

The NEW Miniature Painting thread is here: http://forums.somethingawful.com/sh...hreadid=3705692

Meant to have this ready for the start of the year, got it about 80% done and it kind of stalled out for a while. I've added a bit more to it and there's more to go but rather than wait and wait and wait I figured best to just roll out the new info and start getting some content in there.

So, enjoy!

Skarsnik
Oct 21, 2008

I...AM...RUUUDE!






I read through the Google doc yesterday, great job

SRM
Jul 10, 2009

~*FeElIn' AweS0mE*~


Numlock posted:

So is there a quick and easy way to remove matt varnish from a model that doesn't require stripping it and starting over?

I was applying decals to stuff and like usual I put some matt varnish down over them till I was done with other work. But I a few minutes later I looked at the decals and there was white poo poo all over them, like I just dabbed elmer's glue over the decals!

I was able to remove most of it with my thumb (at the cost of some the decals) but there are a few spots were its on there for good unless I want to risk scratching the poo poo out of the paint.

I think maybe I didn't wait long enough for the Micro Set I was using to dry out and it reacted with the varnish in a bad way.

Edit: Never mind it turned out to be very flaky once dry and a few passes with a old toothbrush removed 99% of it. Still, scary.

It's super easy. Do a coat of gloss varnish. That eats away the matte varnish before it. I've done it a dozen times.

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PaintVagrant
Apr 13, 2007

~ the ultimate driving machine ~


~goodnight sweet prince~

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