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Offline Sangennaru

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Re: my 6mm Sci-Fi project
« Reply #585 on: June 06, 2022, 07:27:01 AM »
Thatís amazing! Iím pretty sure I have never seen 6mm figures inside a transport like that. It totally takes the effect to a new level!

Cheers! In truth, the not-gorgon from Vanguard Miniatures has a similar effect, but it's much smaller (as it should be).

Basing the infantry now! :)

Offline jon_1066

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Re: my 6mm Sci-Fi project
« Reply #586 on: June 06, 2022, 10:19:55 AM »
All looks absolutely fantastic, only comment is shouldn't they debus from the rear?  I wouldn't fancy charging out of the front of a tank like that - asking for trouble!

Offline Sangennaru

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Re: my 6mm Sci-Fi project
« Reply #587 on: June 06, 2022, 10:26:17 AM »
All looks absolutely fantastic, only comment is shouldn't they debus from the rear?  I wouldn't fancy charging out of the front of a tank like that - asking for trouble!

Very good point. The rule of cool is the only explanation for this. :D

Offline Sangennaru

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Re: my 6mm Sci-Fi project
« Reply #588 on: June 06, 2022, 04:11:36 PM »
On the workbench right now:



Cheers
Jack

Offline FramFramson

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Re: my 6mm Sci-Fi project
« Reply #589 on: June 06, 2022, 05:33:42 PM »
Incidentally, is there space for the pod to be magnet-mounted to the tank?

Curious as to how it all works; does the pod simply rest lightly in place or is there an actual locking like a ribbed tab? Or a soft-lock, such as a lip to prevent lateral movement but if you turn the tank upside down the pod would just fall off? The first and third could benefit from magnetization. The second I'd be concerned about wear over the long term, and I doubt any snap-in tabs would stay painted, though that may be a total-non-issue given how you don't see that.


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Offline fred

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Re: my 6mm Sci-Fi project
« Reply #590 on: June 06, 2022, 07:04:14 PM »
Very cool. I feel I have missed a whole bunch of updates - but at least get the chance to see everything together!

Are you going to be selling the STLs for these?

Offline Sangennaru

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Re: my 6mm Sci-Fi project
« Reply #591 on: June 07, 2022, 07:35:57 AM »
Incidentally, is there space for the pod to be magnet-mounted to the tank?

Curious as to how it all works; does the pod simply rest lightly in place or is there an actual locking like a ribbed tab? Or a soft-lock, such as a lip to prevent lateral movement but if you turn the tank upside down the pod would just fall off? The first and third could benefit from magnetization. The second I'd be concerned about wear over the long term, and I doubt any snap-in tabs would stay painted, though that may be a total-non-issue given how you don't see that.

Initially there was a super-smart "click-in" lock, but i realized that depending on the overcuring it could be tricky to remove for players. Right now it simply slides in - there's space for magnets but even without those it stays in position pretty happily, unless you literally flip the tank. :)

Very cool. I feel I have missed a whole bunch of updates - but at least get the chance to see everything together!

Are you going to be selling the STLs for these?

Yes! MMF promised us a homepage banner in sync with the release (and a store discount too, in case anyone's interested), but then they went AWOL. Right now we're waiting for a date to set the release, hopefully soon but not too soon, since i've still got stuff to paint! :D

Offline mellis1644

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Re: my 6mm Sci-Fi project
« Reply #592 on: June 07, 2022, 01:46:23 PM »
I'm still stunned at your skill with a brush as well... I try but get nowhere close to this level with 6mm stuff.
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Offline Sangennaru

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Re: my 6mm Sci-Fi project
« Reply #593 on: June 07, 2022, 09:36:06 PM »
I'm still stunned at your skill with a brush as well... I try but get nowhere close to this level with 6mm stuff.

At this point i've developed my flow, which mostly includes washes and drybrushes and zero layering whatsoever. Doesn't work for 28 (where i do layers upon layers) but for 6mm it's pretty good.

Speaking of pretty good: THE BEHEMOTH IS PAINTED! Like, finished finished!
I didn't know which pod to paint so i did paint both, and took photos in both configurations:

Gun Pod:



and Troops Pod (probably my favourite)



C&C welcome, i will try to take step-by-step pictures when i paint the smaller tanks tomorrow, I'm sure that people will ask for a tutorial anyways.
That said, I'll reward myself with a decent night of sleep.

Cheers,
Jack

Offline Pattus Magnus

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Re: my 6mm Sci-Fi project
« Reply #594 on: June 07, 2022, 11:34:58 PM »
I like that beast even more every time I see it! Amazing work on every level!

Offline Ray Rivers

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Re: my 6mm Sci-Fi project
« Reply #595 on: June 07, 2022, 11:50:03 PM »
That's a stonking vehicle!  :o

And just a super duper paint job and basing.  :-*

Offline diehard

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Re: my 6mm Sci-Fi project
« Reply #596 on: June 07, 2022, 11:51:24 PM »
This a thing of beauty. Think I favor the troop pod version too. Really like the little touch of having the troopers stationed about the deck, just really puts it over the top. You're making it awfully hard to resist building an army of these splendid models. Thanks as always for sharing.
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Offline has.been

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Re: my 6mm Sci-Fi project
« Reply #597 on: June 08, 2022, 04:49:33 AM »
I would be happy with that level of paint job on 54mm figures. :-* :-* :-*

Offline hubbabubba

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Re: my 6mm Sci-Fi project
« Reply #598 on: June 08, 2022, 09:19:44 AM »
 :-* :-* :-*
Awesome, that is all.

Offline Sangennaru

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Re: my 6mm Sci-Fi project
« Reply #599 on: June 09, 2022, 10:39:19 AM »
Thank you all! =)

Today I will work on the smaller mega-tanks, and hopefully prepare a full tutorial too!

I'm about 15 vehicles away to have the army fully done!!!