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15 Jan 2014 17:03 #169930 by repoman
"We are truth-speakers, we men of Gondor. We boast seldom, and then perform, or die in the attempt."

The men of Minas Tirith are done. The shadow armies remain.

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15 Jan 2014 18:27 #169936 by LazarusTNT
Before I die, I want Repo to play this with me.

Pretty as you please, man. Very nice.

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19 Jan 2014 20:08 #170209 by Josh Look
I bought Earth Reborn the week it came out. I painted maybe three of the minis, stopped, but still play the game. I love it, I want to play more of it, but every time I open the box those minis are there, vexing me. No more. I painted five of those motherfuckers today, which is, like, most of them. Three left. It's only a matter of days at this point.

Space Hulk, on the other hand, is a loss.
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19 Jan 2014 21:46 #170217 by hotseatgames
Good man. I painted my Earth Reborn set before I ever even played it. Sadly I never get to play it now.

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20 Jan 2014 08:28 #170238 by stormseeker75
I just don't paint fast enough. I'm so anal about it that it takes me forever. Maybe I need bigger brushes and less concern about perfection.

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20 Jan 2014 22:40 - 20 Jan 2014 22:41 #170307 by Josh Look
For the first time ever I am not giving two fucks about details. It's not like these things are Space Hulk 3E minis, where the visible parts break down to 85% decorative detail and 5% Terminator (the other 10% belongs to the base). I've very much doing these things quick and dirty, just one layer of base paint, 3 or 4 colors tops, then drown the things in brown ink was. It works, since it's very much a dirty looking game.

One left as of today and it's Jack Saw. Mammoth MkII came out pretty badass. Will probably post pics when I'm totally done.
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21 Jan 2014 12:12 #170355 by Josh Look
And here they are. The game room at Look Manor has great lighting for playing games, maybe not so good for taking photos. You'll also note the legendary wood paneling as described in Repoman's F:AT Thursday blogs.

The Norad:


Salemites 1:


Salemites 2:
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24 Jan 2014 06:49 #170564 by repoman
I finished up the first 18 Servants of the Lidless Eye.

I have about another 18 or so regular orcs to go and the elites.

Is there no end to the minis in this game?

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24 Jan 2014 08:39 #170569 by stormseeker75
Hey man, you've got ALL night EVERY night so what's the rush? You've inspired me to get the paints out again and Dreadfleet it up. I'm also going to paint the rest of my Talisman figures. 1 hour a night sounds reasonable.

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24 Jan 2014 09:14 - 24 Jan 2014 09:17 #170570 by Josh Look
Those look pretty sweet.

I'm considering painting my Firefly minis. "We're gonna need red paint."
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24 Jan 2014 09:38 #170572 by LazarusTNT
You may know this, but I'm going to post it for those who don't.

If you want to save time on large groups of similar models, prime them with colored primer which acts as the basecoat. If you're dipping, there's really no better way to get from bare to bitchin'.

When I do large armies, I spray them with the most predominate color (orcs=green, knights=silver...) and then just hit the details afterward in a production-line style. Between each layer I spray with Krylon 1311 to seal the previous color in, just in case I need to wash off the paint. Not always, but when it matters. After all the layers are on, I brush on the Polyshades.

Shit works really well for pumping out 5-6 models in a couple of hours, but still looking worthy of being on the table.

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24 Jan 2014 10:34 #170582 by stormseeker75
Thanks, Pete. For the stuff Repo is doing that would work fine. All my Talisman dudes are a bit too different for the mass-base coating.

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24 Jan 2014 12:05 - 01 Jun 2016 02:45 #170591 by Space Ghost
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24 Jan 2014 12:40 #170594 by LazarusTNT

stormseeker75 wrote: Thanks, Pete. For the stuff Repo is doing that would work fine. All my Talisman dudes are a bit too different for the mass-base coating.


You'd be surprised. My daughter taught me something about myself that I wasn't aware of, and it's that when it comes to choosing colors, I really, truly suck. I used to pick the first color based on what I wanted one portion of the model to look like (I really want a silver shield with gold trim) but after that, I was lost. I just picked a color for the next area using the same idea, but after it was done, I realized that the colors didn't really compliment one another.

Now, I have her pick ALL of the colors up front for a model (she's really, really great at this) and they look better than ever. So, now, I have her pick 10 models and choose colors for them and it surprised me to realize that using 3-4 different colored primers I can basecoat spray 10-15 models in lots of 3-4 and it's saved me a fuckload of time. I've come to understand that basecoating a model by hand is an utter waste of time except in the most narrow of circumstances.

Check out the Army Painter method and even if you're doing 1-2 models, the same principles apply if you're going for "table quality". Even if you're looking for a Golden Daemon level model, spray primer is a huge time saver and I believe that the models end up looking better because it's so much easier and there's less opportunities for mistakes.

Just my 2c.
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30 Jan 2014 16:26 #171018 by repoman
The elites of Mordor are complete as are the rest of the regular orcs.


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