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Offline majorsmith

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Re: Scratchbuilding Colony 87
« Reply #105 on: September 12, 2021, 09:55:42 AM »
Very cool

Offline uti long smile

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Re: Scratchbuilding Colony 87
« Reply #106 on: September 12, 2021, 07:42:08 PM »
Today I got a coat of paint on the Dragonís Rest Outpost. I bought this 3D print at the Games Expo a couple of years ago with Colony 87 in mind. Itís a lovely big multi-level lump and should work a treat in the background of shots. All done with spray cans. I used some Army Painter Wolf Grey, GW Zandri Dust and Halfords White as a nice muted palette. Started to add some detail colour after I took the pics, and its shaping up nicely.

























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Offline manic _miner

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Re: Scratchbuilding Colony 87
« Reply #107 on: September 12, 2021, 07:48:54 PM »
 Looking good Karl.
 Nice to see new figures popping up in these projects of yours too.

Offline majorsmith

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Re: Scratchbuilding Colony 87
« Reply #108 on: September 12, 2021, 07:59:15 PM »
Thatís pretty darn impressive!

Offline has.been

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Re: Scratchbuilding Colony 87
« Reply #109 on: September 12, 2021, 08:02:20 PM »
Looks gorgeous, but I have a suspicion
that it is outside my price range. :?

Offline uti long smile

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Re: Scratchbuilding Colony 87
« Reply #110 on: September 12, 2021, 08:13:43 PM »
Looking good Karl.
 Nice to see new figures popping up in these projects of yours too.

Cheers - they will be part of the Kickstarter coming next month.

Offline gamer Mac

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Re: Scratchbuilding Colony 87
« Reply #111 on: September 12, 2021, 11:18:25 PM »
Cracking buildings :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*
That last piece is great

Offline Chief Lackey Rich

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Re: Scratchbuilding Colony 87
« Reply #112 on: September 13, 2021, 12:30:06 PM »
Neat kit.  Could really do a lot with that just by varying the paint scheme and maybe adding a little scatter.  Anything from a clean utopian scifi look to the battered industrial feel early Star Wars had to a post-apoc/abandoned colony world motif could work.

Offline uti long smile

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Re: Scratchbuilding Colony 87
« Reply #113 on: September 13, 2021, 12:51:39 PM »
Neat kit.  Could really do a lot with that just by varying the paint scheme and maybe adding a little scatter.  Anything from a clean utopian scifi look to the battered industrial feel early Star Wars had to a post-apoc/abandoned colony world motif could work.
Completely agree. Lots of uses :)

Offline CookAndrewB

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Re: Scratchbuilding Colony 87
« Reply #114 on: September 13, 2021, 04:08:09 PM »
Man, I look at that and just see a TON of print time. Really cool, but I can hear my poor Ender-3 begging for me not to print this. lol

Out of curiosity, how did the spray painting go? Did you notice any of the pieces warping? A couple of weeks ago I hauled a large number of terrain tiles (3d printed) outside to spray them and I ended up with some warped pieces. I wasn't entirely sure if that was caused by the sun/heat or the solvents in the paint. Fortunately, everything bent back into shape with a quick dip in boiling water and the paint survived the process as well.

Offline uti long smile

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Re: Scratchbuilding Colony 87
« Reply #115 on: September 13, 2021, 06:26:53 PM »
Man, I look at that and just see a TON of print time. Really cool, but I can hear my poor Ender-3 begging for me not to print this. lol

Out of curiosity, how did the spray painting go? Did you notice any of the pieces warping? A couple of weeks ago I hauled a large number of terrain tiles (3d printed) outside to spray them and I ended up with some warped pieces. I wasn't entirely sure if that was caused by the sun/heat or the solvents in the paint. Fortunately, everything bent back into shape with a quick dip in boiling water and the paint survived the process as well.

I bought it printed at a show, but gawd knows how long it took!

No issues with spray. Just starting to add some detail colour and in fact itís rather pleasant to paint.

Offline uti long smile

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Re: Scratchbuilding Colony 87
« Reply #116 on: September 13, 2021, 07:39:39 PM »
Today was finishing off the big tank for the Colony 87 photoshoot. The bottom is what I think is a resin knock-off that I found cheap on eBay a while ago. The top is the GW plastic top to the Promethium Forge.

Lots of enjoyable drying-brushing, shading and a bit of weathering. Might yet add some chipping. The very useful Sarissa mylar stencil helps get you a far future symbol - just turn it back to front and upside down and randomly sponge on summat that looks about right!

« Last Edit: September 13, 2021, 09:13:51 PM by uti long smile »

Offline FramFramson

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Re: Scratchbuilding Colony 87
« Reply #117 on: September 13, 2021, 08:52:29 PM »
Good gravy, that dragon's rest is an absolute UNIT!  :o


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Offline gamer Mac

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Re: Scratchbuilding Colony 87
« Reply #118 on: September 14, 2021, 12:25:40 AM »
Lovely work :-* :-* :-*

Offline Overlord

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Re: Scratchbuilding Colony 87
« Reply #119 on: September 14, 2021, 09:47:38 PM »
Great stuff Karl.  Looking forward to seeing all the new pics of Colony 87 as much as what's coming in the KS.  8)
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