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Offline has.been

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Re: Stuf Wot I Dun
« Reply #180 on: March 31, 2020, 07:18:44 PM »
More from Hammerhead.
Planter's family, from Grubby Tanks/Britannia 28mm.
Dad, Mum, Daughter & Dog. To be used in ultra Modern games.
Armoured Land-rover, from Urban Constructs, shown with the family
as the normal owners (Empress SAS) are still on the painting table.
I thought I had finished it, but decided it needed a soft toy/mascot,
hence the Polar Bear on the front in the last picture. My wife loves
Polar Bears, we must have over a hundred of the stuffed toy variety.
Thankfully not even one real one.

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Re: Stuf Wot I Dun
« Reply #181 on: March 31, 2020, 07:30:48 PM »
Just under the wire, for things done this month, are the following,
joining the Government army of 1745:-
(All mainly re-basing, with a little painting of collars &cuffs)
Unit of Grenadiers,  4 bases either as an add hoc  Assault unit or to beef up some line units.
Unit of Hat-Men, no flag(s) as I will use them as poorer quality, Militia maybe.
Two bases of mounted Officers. No existing rules for such under Rebels & Patriots, so
will have to create some.

Offline Westbury

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Re: Stuf Wot I Dun
« Reply #182 on: March 31, 2020, 08:11:35 PM »
Love the '45 stuff Pete.

Offline flatpack

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Re: Stuf Wot I Dun
« Reply #183 on: March 31, 2020, 08:22:14 PM »
Helen will kill you, if she finds her polar bear missing.
Flatpack

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Re: Stuf Wot I Dun
« Reply #184 on: March 31, 2020, 08:56:10 PM »
Thanks Ian, figures arrived painted from Dave.
They do look nice on the table.
Just need a horde of hairy arsed Scots to oppose them.

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Re: Stuf Wot I Dun
« Reply #185 on: March 31, 2020, 08:59:16 PM »
Bob, Helen is not due another 'roll call' of Polar Bears until 2021.
Should be safe till then.

Offline vodkafan

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Re: Stuf Wot I Dun
« Reply #186 on: April 01, 2020, 11:21:58 PM »
Great stuff, I better practice painting those tartans...
I am going to build a wargames army, a big beautiful wargames army, and Mexico is going to pay for it.

2019 Painting Challenge :
figures bought: 500+
figures painted: 57
9 vehicles painted
4 terrain pieces scratchbuilt

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Re: Stuf Wot I Dun
« Reply #187 on: April 02, 2020, 10:09:26 AM »
To quote a great figure painter, when asked how to paint a lovely figure,
'You paint 10,000 & the 10,001st will be excellent'
I think the same will apply to our Tartan painting.
Thankfully we do have... how many to paint !!!!!!


Offline Shahbahraz

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Re: Stuf Wot I Dun
« Reply #188 on: April 02, 2020, 06:33:16 PM »
With tartan, I strongly suggest getting a scrap piece of card or similar, and trying out various colours and patterns.

Plaids were woven using natural dyes and would be out in all weathers, so I try to avoid very intense colours. There's a pretty good site somewhere on the web showing the various natural colours available to Vikings. Scots would have a pretty similar range available.

So practice tartan on somewhere other than figures..  and impressionistic works. 
Wargaming since the dark ages...

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Re: Stuf Wot I Dun
« Reply #189 on: April 02, 2020, 06:57:04 PM »
Ta Shahbahraz. When I get around to doing some I will show the efforts here.

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Re: Stuf Wot I Dun
« Reply #190 on: April 04, 2020, 06:30:36 AM »
Now done, the Empress SAS figures I bought at Hammerhead.
I have used my love for Portsmouth football team as a theme.
They all have (various) Pompey shirts. I used my collection of
shirts for reference. It covers many years, & dates back to when I
was a lot younger & fitter. I used to play 5-a-side two, sometimes three,
times a week. Now... never.
The great thing is because of the figure's body armour I didn't have to replicate
the club logo, or sponsorship details in 28mm. But I know it is there, under
all their clobber.

Offline Poiter50

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Re: Stuf Wot I Dun
« Reply #191 on: April 04, 2020, 06:39:21 AM »
I'd like to know your colour schemes, other than the Pompey ones. I have similar figures to do.
Cheers,
Poiter50

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Re: Stuf Wot I Dun
« Reply #192 on: April 04, 2020, 09:30:15 AM »
Pompey on tour, at war. 👍

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Re: Stuf Wot I Dun
« Reply #193 on: April 04, 2020, 12:11:20 PM »
I normally start with a burnt umber undercoat, and work up from there.
I never was interested in the 'Ultra Modern' period, but took part in a
wonderful game at Flatpack's,  run by Ian. Great fun, even though it
most definitely was SNAFU!  It was great fun. Dave, another of our group
lent me some 'Contractors' (Empress SAS). I was hooked.
I went for a mix of kit, no not just Pompey.  Hence different browns & greens,
with a few washes. There is so much detail on the figures I went for 'Dry Brush'
with a small brush. Followed by selective thin washes. I did not want a (literally)
Uniform look. I hope that helps.
Take a look at Flatpack's game (sorry no good at doing links) for some very nice
pictures.

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Re: Stuf Wot I Dun
« Reply #194 on: April 04, 2020, 12:18:10 PM »
A 3D printed tower, picked up at Trade at Table, Hammerhead. useful for quite
a few things: Sci-Fi, Ultra Modern, WW2, Zombies, 50s 'B' Movies, Pulp etc.

An angry ape, one of those bits found at the bottom of boxes when having a
clear-out. Gone now to join the menagerie that is Askari (WW1 East coast Africa).