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Offline 6milPhil

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Never ending charge back into 6mm - Update: 13th Sept
« on: November 15, 2014, 03:49:17 PM »
I've started on some 6mm bits and bobs this week, all Time Cast bar the bunker which I made. Didn't realise how much I missed it until I found two shoeboxes of 6mm WIP and naked metal/resin. And a shoe box is a LOT of 6mm.

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Re: Back into 6mm
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2014, 11:22:01 PM »
Nice painting! About to really begin my 6mm journey now, been sitting in boxes for a while but my sparetime is soon expanding :D

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Re: Back into 6mm
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2014, 08:07:50 PM »
Good luck with them, the great thing is how quickly you can get them done.  8)

I've started to base these buildings now. For all my figures I use a harder plastic from a bloke called Brian off ebay - http://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/panshyne?_trksid=p2047675.l2559 - and it's quite solid so he sent me a 100mm square sample to see if it would warp if I based buildings on it, and at around 1mm thick it's the perfect thickness.


It's very smooth and shiny so I've crosshatched it with a scalpel to improve grip.


Then added some pavement for the front.


Painted that up and varnished just that part.


For the gardens at the rear I'm using some Irregular Miniatures fencing, being metal it adds some weight, but it's also tough.


I worked out the layout with two gardens of the same size and one a little smaller, as such a microcosm of society, and the decorating of the gardens will reflect this...  ::)


It's then I decide there's enough room for a little bit more paving.


Then with the building just resting on the base I glue the fencing in place with gel supeglue, but mainly at the ends not near the building. I'm going to be doing some gardening so need full access, and not attaching the building yet allows this.


Then I add the paving for the gardens...


... and some miliput for detail. Truly flat surfaces are quite rare in real life, bar bowling greens, and even a slight uneveness really helps in my opinion.


Paint on the paving,


and paint on the soil


Next: Gardening!

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Re: Back into 6mm - Update: First base 23rd Nov.
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2014, 02:11:44 AM »
While I'm waiting for the glue to dry on the gardening here's a radar station I finished.


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Re: Back into 6mm - Update: First base 23rd Nov.
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2014, 08:29:48 AM »
Lovely stuff. I finished a few 100x100mm bases of Irregular Russian buildings. 6mm is so quick and cheerful to get done.
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Re: Back into 6mm - Update: First base 23rd Nov.
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2014, 03:31:20 PM »
Thanks, yes it's great fun - have you put any photos of yours up?

Here's the finished model:








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Re: Back into 6mm - Update: Finished first French houses 24th Nov.
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2014, 06:46:43 PM »
The greenery really finished that off! Wow, nice!

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Re: Back into 6mm - Update: Finished first French houses 24th Nov.
« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2014, 08:07:45 PM »
Very nice  8)

The greenery really does the job.

cheers

James

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Re: Back into 6mm - Update: Finished first French houses 24th Nov.
« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2014, 08:23:53 PM »
I should (along with with everything else I've painted this year... it's almost December  ::))

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Re: Back into 6mm - Update: Finished first French houses 24th Nov.
« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2014, 03:14:31 PM »
Thanks guys.

The greenery is the longest part of the buld, especially as I use PVA so the modelling combined with the drying times really drags it out.

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Re: Back into 6mm - Update: Finished first French houses 24th Nov.
« Reply #10 on: November 25, 2014, 07:05:09 PM »
Wow, that looks awesome!

I'm hoping to redo some of my 6mm stuff, great inspiration.

Brian

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Re: Back into 6mm - Update: Finished first French houses 24th Nov.
« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2014, 09:24:56 AM »
Nice job

Good to see you "back on the horse"

Cheers
Kieran

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Re: Back into 6mm - Update: Finished first French houses 24th Nov.
« Reply #12 on: November 30, 2014, 09:41:28 AM »
Brilliant Phil. What a great little build.  :-*

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Re: Back into 6mm - Update: More French houses 24th Nov.
« Reply #13 on: November 30, 2014, 10:32:08 PM »
Thanks guys.

Kieran, thanks for your patience in updating me by email, much appreciated.

The sad thing about 6mm is although it's apparently a growth area, especially in times of recession, there's not many places to talk uniquely 6mm. AB forum used to be the place, but he's got a bright shiny forum which is all sci-fi now.

Anyway, here's a couple more buildings, both country houses, I fear I've gone a little lilliput lane with all the flowers but hey ho...









Next up a paddock...  :?

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Re: Back into 6mm - Update: More French houses 30th Nov.
« Reply #14 on: December 01, 2014, 12:32:44 AM »
Lovely stuff - I'm all for seeing more 6mm on here.

 

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