Son of Flocked Bases :)

Discussion in 'Tabletop Games' started by Za Rodinu, Mar 21, 2010.

  1. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    Here are a few photos showing up what drybrushing does. On that Pnather row from left to right seen from behind is a base paint only, a shaded model, and a shaded and then highlighted one.

    For the drybrush I used some base yellow paint with some added white and yellow, but I might have used some straight from the bottle Sand. For the Pz IVs I used Dark Flesh and it worked fine!

    Drybruhing should be done after you remove most of the paint from the brush and are left with a dry trace only (it's drybrushing, right?), and should be applied in vertical flicks.

    There's no secret at all about this, only that less is more and if you find you don't have enought contrast, don't add more paint, instead go over the drybrushing process again.

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    Now that I've done the Panthers I'll concentrate on the other vehicles (FlaK, Recce, the one below, etc) before basing all at the same time for consistency.

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  2. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    Due to some pressing commitments I don't think I'll have much time in the next few days to go much further on with this, I'll expect to be able to by the end of next week.

    In the meantime during this weekend I shall come by another lot of 2nd-hand 1:300 material, but I haven't the faintest idea what will be in it :)

    More Falaise Gap photos will be in order :lol:
     
  3. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    This weekend I went to the home of a fellow wargamer who was clearing up on his stuff, and I agreed to take on his entire stock of 1:300 hardware. It's hundreds of WW2 vehicles and infantry - Brits, Germans, Russians, French, etc; plus Ancient and Medieval figures, most of it Heroics & Ros. My mouth watered :)

    I haven't brought anything with me because a number of compartment boxes are required to carry the minis in any semblance of order, otherwise it would be Hetzers with Balearic Slingers.

    Most of the stuff is unpainted, but a few of the Anc/Meds are painted and to an excellent degree for this guy used to be very good. I say used, because he's an academical and is too busy for this kind of frippery, nothing to do with his high callings! In fact he's one of the simplest and least snobbish guys I know :)

    Back to you soon with the rest of the series ;)
     
  4. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Can you post some pics of his figures when you get chance.
    I'm toying with idea of getting H&R Marlburians for a change of period rather than WW2.
    I used to have a good collection of their ECW stuff, all long gone.
     
  5. LesCM19

    LesCM19 "...lets rock!"

    I'm toying with idea of getting H&R Marlburians for a change of period rather than WW2.
    I used to have a good collection of their ECW stuff, all long gone.
    Soz, a bit :eek:fftpc:but what rules did you use for 6mm ECW & what rules will you use for 6mm War of Spanish Succession (if I remember my O-level history correct)?
    (Might get into Pike & Shot around, oh I dunno, 2025, I guess...:goodnight:)
     
  6. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    I used the Partizan Press 6mm ECW rules , I think, was back in late 1980s.
    My mate bought them.
    I dunno what to use for Marlborough yet.
    Have you asked Za for the French models he got off his mate?
    ;)
     
  7. LesCM19

    LesCM19 "...lets rock!"

    Have you asked Za for the French models he got off his mate?
    ;)
    Hopefully he will be showing off all his bargains in due course??
    (For my part, I will be alerting the cognoscenti when I have finished painting :camouflage: & where the pix will be at.)
     
  8. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    Can you post some pics of his figures when you get chance.
    I'm toying with idea of getting H&R Marlburians for a change of period rather than WW2.
    I used to have a good collection of their ECW stuff, all long gone.

    What figures do you mean, O.? These aren't Marlburian, rather 7YW Prussian, by H&R as well. Marls wouldn't be too different, I suppose :)

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    The squares are 5mm.
     
  9. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Nice one, I could actually use them in American War Of Independence gamescouldn't I ?
    As H&R don't do a AWI range.
     
  10. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    Yes, those 7YW Prussians will do very well as AWI Britishers. Good on ya, smite those damned Colonials for me :D
     
  11. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Can use same figures for both Continentals & Lobsters.
    I suppose the Grenadiers will come in useful too.
    Wonder what I could use for Militia & US Riflemen?
     
  12. Formerjughead

    Formerjughead Senior Member

    Yes, those 7YW Prussians will do very well as AWI Britishers. Good on ya, smite those damned Colonials for me :D

    What?.....I will swim over there and give you a sound and proper thrashing; Colonials indeed Sir!
     
  13. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    Right, so I'm warming up to bring another batch of photos soon, this weekend. In the meanwhile here are a couple of snippets I found that may be of interest. They are presented here in "giant" scale but they apply to the smallie ones as well :)

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    Incredible how thick and grainy his primer coat was...

    This is totally off topic, but here is how you can make your models have that chipped paint look, while at the same time raise your blood pressure.

    Salt Chipping and Raised Panel Line Washes
     
  14. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique

    What an excellent thread this is!

    What scale are those SYW - 6mm?
     
  15. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    What scale are those SYW - 6mm?
    Yes Heroics & Ros, I used to have some of their ECW stuff.
     
  16. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    Thanks Paul :)

    Owen, I've fished out my Funcken books on 18th C uniforms, and it appears that by AWI times Brit uniforms were were more proto-Napoleonic than SYW. Will come back on this later. I trust you've downloaded the H&R catalogue by now.
     
  17. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Yes, I have Za.
    I've got quite a few refernces for AWI uniforms, ta.
    I used to use the Peter Laing 15mm figures back in mid-late 1980s for my games.
    I adapted the rules in the classic book by Charles Grant, The Wargame.
     
  18. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique

    Owen - have you checked out 10mm AWI/SYW etc? at 10mm they are compatible with N Gauge scenery.

    Good guide here:

    http://10mmworld.com/
     
  19. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    Heretic! That's not God's Own Scale any more! :lol:

    I swear if I get to WW3 I'll never go for the Swedish Army!
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    Even if after 15 minutes on the field they will look like sh... anyway :D
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    Now I have 40 x 1:300 armoured car etc. tyres to paint !
     
  20. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique

    I like the camo on that Centurion.
     

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