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Offline Jagannath

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Re: [15mm] Ockman's Sci-fi, update 190522: Work in progress
« Reply #435 on: May 23, 2019, 12:03:58 AM »
Hey dude - that looks like it'll end up nice, it's got a Traveller vibe so far.

Ow - I used to work at an opticians and did a clinical diploma and I've seen keratitis a few times, not fun!

Doing any better?

Offline Ockman

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Re: [15mm] Ockman's Sci-fi, update 190522: Work in progress
« Reply #436 on: May 23, 2019, 07:49:16 AM »
Hey dude - that looks like it'll end up nice, it's got a Traveller vibe so far.

Ow - I used to work at an opticians and did a clinical diploma and I've seen keratitis a few times, not fun!

Doing any better?

Hey, thanks friend!

My eye is a lot better, but since I have the worst eyesight (around -9.00 on contacts, somewhat higher on my glasses) and my glasses always slide forward, I get distorted vision while wearing them. Still, I try to do some hobby stuff. I've put some details on the cargo hauler this morning.

Offline Dr De'Ath

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Re: [15mm] Ockman's Sci-fi, update 190522: Work in progress
« Reply #437 on: May 23, 2019, 08:24:18 AM »
That thing with your eyes sucks, but good to know you're on the mend.  I've been using an 'optivisor' for painting and it works a tread, comes with multiple lenses that 'stack' to give some good magnification.  May be worth a try?
Photos of my recent efforts are at www.littleleadmen.com and https://beaverlickfalls.blogspot.com

Online Ultravanillasmurf

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Re: [15mm] Ockman's Sci-fi, update 190522: Work in progress
« Reply #438 on: May 23, 2019, 10:43:22 AM »
My eye is a lot better, but since I have the worst eyesight (around -9.00 on contacts, somewhat higher on my glasses) and my glasses always slide forward, I get distorted vision while wearing them. Still, I try to do some hobby stuff. I've put some details on the cargo hauler this morning.
You have my sympathies.


Offline Ockman

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Re: [15mm] Ockman's Sci-fi, update 190522: Work in progress
« Reply #439 on: May 23, 2019, 11:04:04 AM »
That thing with your eyes sucks, but good to know you're on the mend.  I've been using an 'optivisor' for painting and it works a tread, comes with multiple lenses that 'stack' to give some good magnification.  May be worth a try?

Many recommend an optivisor, sounds like something worth looking into. I'm going on holiday on Saturday, flying to Mallorca, so I'm trying to keep the hobby budget low.

Help!

As always, I need some input.

When painting the hauler, should I go with a generic colour scheme (grey with some markings) to be able to use it in many roles when playing RPGs or should I go with a more dramatic colour scheme (crimson red with black details and orange cockpit lights) and have a designated (new) crew?

I'm leaning towards the first alternative, but would like some input.

Offline Billchuck

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Re: [15mm] Ockman's Sci-fi, update 190522: Work in progress
« Reply #440 on: May 23, 2019, 05:37:20 PM »
Paint it generic, then build a second for a specific crew. :)

Offline Ockman

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Re: [15mm] Ockman's Sci-fi, update 190522: Work in progress
« Reply #441 on: May 23, 2019, 11:50:27 PM »
Paint it generic, then build a second for a specific crew. :)

This, my friend, is an idea I fully support!

Offline Ockman

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Re: [15mm] Ockman's Sci-fi, update 190611: Intermission
« Reply #442 on: June 11, 2019, 10:08:32 PM »
A short intermission:

I've built a little vacation diorama as a wedding gift for our friends (it will contain hard cash for the wedding trip vacation fund when finished)

Box by Oscar Falk, on Flickr
Box by Oscar Falk, on Flickr
Box by Oscar Falk, on Flickr

Offline War Monkey

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Re: [15mm] Ockman's Sci-fi, update 190611: Intermission
« Reply #443 on: June 12, 2019, 04:23:36 PM »
Very nice, what a great idea for a gift.

I'm glad to hear your eyes are recovering well
Just remember "If the Enemy is in range, so are YOU!"

Offline Oldben1

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Re: [15mm] Ockman's Sci-fi, update 190611: Intermission
« Reply #444 on: June 12, 2019, 09:14:54 PM »
I'm also glad your eyes are doing better.

I used to make my wife something similar with cheap wooden boxes stained on the outside and a neat scene on the inside.  Your are much better.  I am sure they will love it!

Offline Ockman

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Re: [15mm] Ockman's Sci-fi, update 190611: Intermission
« Reply #445 on: June 13, 2019, 07:38:51 AM »
Very nice, what a great idea for a gift.

I'm glad to hear your eyes are recovering well

I'm also glad your eyes are doing better.

I used to make my wife something similar with cheap wooden boxes stained on the outside and a neat scene on the inside.  Your are much better.  I am sure they will love it!

Thanks, friends!

Another two weeks and I can wear contacts (and paint miniatures) again! (...hopefully)

It's really nice to build and paint something different than I usually do. Although I want the end result to be good, I've got a bit more lenience towards non-perfect work when it's not supposed to be on my gaming table. Now I want to build some cliffs and hills for my badlands board, although there is so much I want to do!

Offline Skullhamma

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Re: [15mm] Ockman's Sci-fi, update 190611: Intermission
« Reply #446 on: June 20, 2019, 10:04:37 AM »
Hey, Ockmann!

As a 15mm guy I really love your thread! Your miniatures and terrain are top notch and I think I bought a lot of GZG stuff after seeing them here with proper paintjobs. I will continue visiting and leave comments from now on. I really love "Skulltaker" and those yellow GZG guys you have posted recently. All my best wishes for your eye-sight, I hope you can continue your splendid work! Best regards,

Skully :)

 

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