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Author Topic: Returning to SoTR/The Hobby after 10 years.  (Read 13367 times)

Offline Bowiefan

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Re: Returning to SoTR/The Hobby after 10 years.
« Reply #60 on: November 06, 2019, 04:23:55 PM »
@Glenn: Good job the minis don't have a best before date I guess!

It is frustrating putting in lots of effort for little reward certainly, so I did have to shift my mental approach. Yes I'd ideally like to to play SoTR, but if I have fun just painting minis for the game, so be it. With that in mind, here are my next bunch.

Painted up some mildly kitbashed pulpy/occult/Wolfenstein inspired weird WW2 Germans. They used West Wind metal heads and Warlord Winter Germans plus some green stuff. They will probably serve as my SWD Platoon Command Squad and a couple of Feldwebels to 'direct' regular troops. (Aplogies, I had no joy getting decent pictures).

Offline Ragsta

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Re: Returning to SoTR/The Hobby after 10 years.
« Reply #61 on: November 21, 2019, 08:59:17 PM »
I’ve enjoyed all these posts, good painting throughout and nice to see old games getting some love! I haven’t wargamed ‘properly’ for years but I still whittle away at the models I like, rather the models I ‘have to’. Keep up the great stuff, could have sworn I’d posted here before!  o_o

Offline 3 fingers

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Re: Returning to SoTR/The Hobby after 10 years.
« Reply #62 on: November 22, 2019, 01:08:55 PM »
Those Germans are very sinister looking great job 👍

Offline Ultravanillasmurf

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Re: Returning to SoTR/The Hobby after 10 years.
« Reply #63 on: November 22, 2019, 03:08:53 PM »
Very nice.

Offline Bowiefan

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Re: Returning to SoTR/The Hobby after 10 years.
« Reply #64 on: November 26, 2019, 11:05:03 PM »
Thanks for the comments folks.

@Ragsta: There is certainly some freedom in just painting on a whim rather than having to paint something specific for an army or game.

I've realised since my last post that the pulpy/occult Germans took me to 100 painted minis for SoTR this year. I'll take that as a minor win. I also realised I'd only done infantry, so it seemed a good time to tackle some old AT-43 minis, and turn them into Soviet scout Mechs (with a couple of pilots).

Offline wolivant

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Re: Returning to SoTR/The Hobby after 10 years.
« Reply #65 on: November 28, 2019, 10:10:33 PM »
Very nice... I have some to paint too. Inspirational, cheers.

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Offline Easy E

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Re: Returning to SoTR/The Hobby after 10 years.
« Reply #66 on: January 10, 2020, 10:46:39 PM »
Ahhhhhh, those are some cute looking scout mechs!
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Offline Bowiefan

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Re: Returning to SoTR/The Hobby after 10 years.
« Reply #67 on: January 17, 2020, 07:31:30 PM »
The scout mechs are real rough and tough thank you!  lol

Another random choice for my next painted mini, Ash the British MI-13 operative:

Offline Glenn

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Re: Returning to SoTR/The Hobby after 10 years.
« Reply #68 on: January 19, 2020, 05:32:13 PM »
Excellent figure, there are some of the SOTR heroes and character minis that are a bit hit and miss but I do like Ash a lot. Nice paoint job too, thank you.  ;)

Offline Ultravanillasmurf

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Re: Returning to SoTR/The Hobby after 10 years.
« Reply #69 on: January 21, 2020, 07:50:02 AM »
Nice painting.

Offline Weird WWII

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Re: Returning to SoTR/The Hobby after 10 years.
« Reply #70 on: February 08, 2020, 06:18:23 AM »
Love the mash up from other lines which we call Free Range Gaming!  Lots of great Weird WWII choices out there now so why not use them.

Great stuff!
Keep it weird!

Offline Glenn

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Re: Returning to SoTR/The Hobby after 10 years.
« Reply #71 on: February 13, 2020, 07:38:48 PM »
Love the mash up from other lines which we call Free Range Gaming!  Lots of great Weird WWII choices out there now so why not use them.

Great stuff!

I absolutely agree, one of the delights of www2 gaming has always been the opportunity to mix and match figures from so many ranges and companys  ;)

Offline Bowiefan

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Re: Returning to SoTR/The Hobby after 10 years.
« Reply #72 on: March 28, 2020, 08:59:26 PM »
I undercoated this British Command Section at the same time as I did Ash. Took me far too long to get around to painting them! The Chaplain is a Warlord mini, with my beginner level green stuff work to make a stole and a ridiculous moustache!

Offline Poetspmc

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Re: Returning to SoTR/The Hobby after 10 years.
« Reply #73 on: March 28, 2020, 09:04:38 PM »
Really enjoying this thread so far!

Offline Ultravanillasmurf

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Re: Returning to SoTR/The Hobby after 10 years.
« Reply #74 on: March 28, 2020, 09:21:52 PM »
Nice work