Somehow failed to realize thread is old and on page 6...
Somehow failed to realize thread is old and on page 6...
I have an extremely badly painted space marine squad, but i'm hoping to learn to paint better with these:
Just came in today. I put a puck next to it for size comparison.
At the stereotype that all 40K players are nerds.
At only games workshop near me, They get tradies (Builders and etc) come in and play, they say the ratio of nerd to normal is 1:1
Going to order a Tamiya 1:35 IS-3 tomorrow.
Should be pretty fun to build again after a break that lasted for about 1 year.
I.should probably finish the Facepunch helicopter since this is back
So I got a story and a couple questions that pertain less to 40k, and more to modeling itself, bare with me:
I don't want to play the tabletop 40K, but I ended up getting an assload of models from a friend of mine for xmas since he knows I am a fan of the franchise.
So I was like "oh cool, I haven't done modeling in years" so I happily made a full platoon of Imperial Guardsmen, and small army of Space Marines, and a handful of Tau guys.
The IG were the most fun to build because I had a small pack of officers and a pack of, I think 9, generic dudes. I had so many parts to mix and match, I'm not the kind of guy who cares if it's lore friendly or not, I'm doing this for fun. I customized each soldier and gave them their own little personalities. I have this one guy with his left arm in a sling, holding his helmet in another, screaming for a medic; he's been badly wounded and in fear for his life. I have another guy toting a big radio pack, looking through some binoculars, and sipping from a canteen; he's a calm cocky scout who's smart enough to stay clear of enemy fire.
I looked over all of my little tiny soldiers proudly, then it dawned on me:
"I need to paint these."
Now can someone tell me how in the holy mother of fuck I do this?
I have this teeny tiny paintbrush, a jewelers magnifying glass thing with bright arse lights attached to it, and a good amount of model paint; so resource wise I'm good to go. But I have so many of these little guys, and my hands aren't the most steady in the world. So won't this take me a good few hours or more? So how do you guys paint these tiny things?
Also, would it be a good idea to use an exacto-blade to cut out my own little decals instead of strait up free handing them?
Oh I also have this cute tiny little tank for the IG (I think it's a Devil Dog but I'm not sure) and one of the main pieces is very very slightly bent and won't fit leaving a gap in the rear end of the tank making constructing it almost impossible. Which is a shame because I was really looking forward to building and painting this thing.
The warped piece is almost entirely flat minus this one end that slants upward. I'm afraid to bend it because I don't want it to snap. What can I do to fix it?
Jesus Christ that was a long post.
When I was 16 I didn't really think of thinning my paints.
Here's some of my handy work :p Haven't done it in ages though..
I'm sure there's more, might them up if you guys want..
Protip: Avoid opening paint over your lap. My pants are now colored interior green.
Dragon 1/35 Bergepanzer Tiger P, the lighting is kinda derpy, models look better in life.
The tracks are fixed now.
Academy M151A1 Light Utility Truck, Vietnam '68
After at least 7 hours of work, this is all I have. The paint on the side isn't gonna be seen which is why it is sloppy.
Great hobbies.com was a good reccomendation, but does anyone know any Missisauga retailers (Or toronto retailers) who actually have Airfix products in stock? Or any other high quality 1:72's
I actually found a lot of nice 1:35 stuff, but I am not sure whitch is better or what :/
Woah, I flipped a page on greathobbies and found a shitload of 1:72 models by Italeri, but it all looks out of stock...
And now it looks like "Tamiya" has almost all WWII models in stock.
Get some revell man, true skilled builders know how to handle that shit lol
Damn, I have lots of 1:72 planes lying around,
Airfix F-86f Sabre, Spitfire MkIa, Messerschmitt Bf109E-4 and Revell Me262 Nachtjäger.
doing a 1/72 m2a2, will post pics
As for fixing the Devildog, can you post any pictures of the problem? If it's just a small gap, you could get some Green Stuff/Modeling putty and use it to fill the gap.
I've got a bunch of 40k models still kicking around because they're fun to paint, but I haven't played the game in ages ever since I came to realize that I could find better rules elsewhere. Here's a bit of my work:
Really nice models, a shame they're so expensive.
I still love the models, fiction, and computer games, and I very much enjoy Battlefleet Gothic, Epic, and Aeronautica Imperialis, but the core two games are a mess. If I want to play a mass-battle game, board games like Squad Leader are a lot cheaper and are much easier to adjust army composition in.
Thxn guys I feel like building stuff now..
I forgot I had so much kits still needing to be build.. And this is not even all of it dammit.
Either that cockpit or one of them LVT's should be fun to do I guess
Used to love building Airfix planes as a kid, the painting never went as well though - I was just painting them with a brush and warhammer paints.
I got into Star Trek in September, and recently I've had an urge to buy a kit of the original series USS Enterprise.
I can't do anything else to my models because my Microsol + set and sandpaper hasn't arrived yet.
Jesus Christ there is so much shit you have to line up when you glue the 2 fuselage halves together, its the most piddly fuckfest ever
Is it okay if I post my die-casts? I lack any fine motor skill control so models usually end with anger and failure in my case.