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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?

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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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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.
Got to kick at the darkness till it bleeds daylight.

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 it’s 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!

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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!
That’s 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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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! It’s a great resource and the sprues have loads of uses.

The reactor probably cost under Ł15. The lamp was Ł7 and got two sprues for Ł16, 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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