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Offline Overlord

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Re: Scratchbuilding Colony 87
« Reply #90 on: September 06, 2021, 06:58:02 PM »
Excellent stuff Karl, really liking those.  8)

I Need to do something along the same lines for Stargrave and the coming Colony 87 KS
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Offline Chief Lackey Rich

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Re: Scratchbuilding Colony 87
« Reply #91 on: September 06, 2021, 07:23:44 PM »
Excellent stuff Karl, really liking those.  8)

I Need to do something along the same lines for Stargrave and the coming Colony 87 KS

When's the KS coming, anyway?

Offline uti long smile

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Re: Scratchbuilding Colony 87
« Reply #92 on: September 06, 2021, 07:59:05 PM »
When's the KS coming, anyway?

Mid/late October I hope!
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Offline uti long smile

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Re: Scratchbuilding Colony 87
« Reply #93 on: September 06, 2021, 09:51:22 PM »
Excellent stuff Karl, really liking those.  8)

I Need to do something along the same lines for Stargrave and the coming Colony 87 KS

Thank you Sir!

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Re: Scratchbuilding Colony 87
« Reply #94 on: September 06, 2021, 09:56:56 PM »
Fantastic work! You really inspire me to move forward on my own cladding project for a completely different era.
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Offline axiom

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Re: Scratchbuilding Colony 87
« Reply #95 on: September 07, 2021, 06:12:42 AM »
Thank you! I use cheap Halford primers for an undercoat - black, grey and then white - occasionally red. Full black undercoat, then grey and white in lighter passes. Not quite Zenithal, but not a million miles away. This gives a natural highlight, and means you can sometime get away with a wash and get a nice result.

Base colours are usually applied with a sponge - building up highlights. Wash is usually Agrax Earthshade as it just works for everything. Highlights again with a sponge including some white passes to dull down colours - but thats coz I like a muted palette. Sometimes I cock it up, out want to knock it back more, so repeat the shade and highlight until it works :)

 The other great time saver is the GW Typhus Corrosion for all the rusty bits. Painted on from the pot itís pretty good, but a dry brush of Ryza Rust and white and it works wonders!

Really interesting to hear the approach, especially the sponge painting. It's quite different from my own approach, but I love your results. I'll give it a try :)

Offline uti long smile

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Re: Scratchbuilding Colony 87
« Reply #96 on: September 11, 2021, 05:36:53 PM »
Built a wee generator thingy based on the brilliant tutorial by Iain Wilson over at Maelstrom Edge hobby page. Super cheap and easy build.

http://www.thecommguild.com/roller/thecommguild/entry/terrain-spotlight-pop-up-lamp?fbclid=IwAR3f6R4F2biFIHVbDoZlVIEGfZUBNryvfU51mlTZL9xo24IjNo748U-dOcI

Also got some paint and posters on the Comms Kiosk too, but needs finishing off.










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Re: Scratchbuilding Colony 87
« Reply #97 on: September 11, 2021, 06:08:36 PM »
The generator looks great! I love the C87 stencil!

Offline uti long smile

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Re: Scratchbuilding Colony 87
« Reply #98 on: September 11, 2021, 06:16:33 PM »
The generator looks great! I love the C87 stencil!
Thatís one of the new Sarissa Mylar stencils. Perfect for this sort of thing. Might get some more.

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Re: Scratchbuilding Colony 87
« Reply #99 on: September 11, 2021, 06:29:16 PM »
Great work as usual mate!
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Offline uti long smile

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Re: Scratchbuilding Colony 87
« Reply #100 on: September 11, 2021, 06:40:11 PM »
Thank you!

Offline manic _miner

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Re: Scratchbuilding Colony 87
« Reply #101 on: September 11, 2021, 06:44:10 PM »
 Great addition Karl.The Maelstroms Edge detail sprues are really good.There are loads of different projects on that site too.

Offline uti long smile

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Re: Scratchbuilding Colony 87
« Reply #102 on: September 11, 2021, 06:59:02 PM »
Great addition Karl.The Maelstroms Edge detail sprues are really good.There are loads of different projects on that site too.

Thank you! Absolutely! Itís a great resource and the sprues have loads of uses.

The reactor probably cost under £15. The lamp was £7 and got two sprues for £16, with loads of spare bits left for other projects.

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Re: Scratchbuilding Colony 87
« Reply #103 on: September 11, 2021, 10:02:31 PM »
Fantastic  :D

Offline hubbabubba

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Re: Scratchbuilding Colony 87
« Reply #104 on: September 12, 2021, 08:27:44 AM »
Looking good, it's shaping up to be a fantsstic set up.

 

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