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Author Topic: 15mm Generic Sci Fi - wasteland tiles fit for a case (01 Aug)  (Read 16830 times)

Offline Cacique Caribe

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Re: 15mm Generic Sci Fi - Travel Gaming Boards - pic heavy (07 Apr)
« Reply #120 on: April 11, 2022, 03:44:17 AM »
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This project looks amazing!  I am taking lots of notes for sure.

So what‘s next?  An expansion terrain set?  Or a full battle report, with lots and lots of pics to go along with it?  :)

Dan

Offline Idle Doodler

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Re: 15mm Generic Sci Fi - Travel Gaming Boards - pic heavy (07 Apr)
« Reply #121 on: April 11, 2022, 05:53:10 PM »
Over the past couple years, I’ve gotten more and more into 15mm skirmish gaming.  The scale allows for nice detail, and the cost allows for a wide variety of small collections.  Happily at 71, I can still do a pretty decent job painting them, wearing just strong reading glasses.
Once I can sell the collection I have posted, 15mm scifi is the next project.

I look forward to it! Yeah, I'm pondering what to do with all my current 28mm stuff. Don't want to keep it out of adherence to the sunk cost, but it seems a shame to get rid of it when there's a chance I'll get back into it  might need to assess how discerning this 'just in case' habit is.

This project looks amazing!  I am taking lots of notes for sure.

So what‘s next?  An expansion terrain set?  Or a full battle report, with lots and lots of pics to go along with it?  :)

I've just stuck up a slightly more descriptive post on my blog, should that be of interest for more info.

I admit to have already invested this month's budget in some cable trunking, large cable ties and card boxes - got some ideas for quick 'n' easy space station dungeonesque tiles.

Offline War Monkey

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Re: 15mm Generic Sci Fi - Travel Gaming Boards - pic heavy (07 Apr)
« Reply #122 on: April 11, 2022, 10:47:36 PM »
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I got me some lovely pink ones - Mrs Doodler has already commandeered the tin. Unfortunately they took a bit of a battering doing this piece. Most of the browns and greys were done using interior decorating paint samples, and they are not kind to bristles!

Craft Acrylic are far gentler on them, rather than house indoor acrylic paints. It is nice that you can get them at any dollar store for cheap, if you wreak them.
Just remember "If the Enemy is in range, so are YOU!

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Offline CookAndrewB

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Re: 15mm Generic Sci Fi - Travel Gaming Boards - pic heavy (07 Apr)
« Reply #123 on: April 18, 2022, 09:34:07 PM »
That travel terrain looks quite nice. Well done!

Does anyone have a favorite brand of makeup brushes? I have used some but they have the irritating habit of losing clumps of bristles.

Offline Cacique Caribe

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Re: 15mm Generic Sci Fi - Travel Gaming Boards - pic heavy (07 Apr)
« Reply #124 on: April 24, 2022, 05:29:49 AM »
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I just bought a cheap set on Amazon.  I should know how good they are a little later next week when I try them on a terrain project.

Dan

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Re: 15mm Generic Sci Fi - Travel Gaming Boards - pic heavy (07 Apr)
« Reply #125 on: April 25, 2022, 08:38:38 PM »
Andrew

I just bought a cheap set on Amazon.  I should know how good they are a little later next week when I try them on a terrain project.

Dan

Awesome. Hope (for both of our sakes) that they work well! My last set were dollar store purchases, so lord knows I am not out any real money there.

Offline Idle Doodler

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Re: 15mm Generic Sci Fi - scratch-built crates (01 May)
« Reply #126 on: May 01, 2022, 11:40:51 AM »
Think I need to face up to the fact that it's the worker, not the tools. Can't quite tread the line between too much or too little paint. We practice on with these blameless tools...

But these don't need to look great - they just need to break footpaths and line of sight. They're just going to be transported round roughly in a bag, so not really worthy of spending too much time on.


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Re: 15mm Generic Sci Fi - scratch-built crates (01 May)
« Reply #127 on: May 01, 2022, 03:47:59 PM »
Those look great! Really nice work!

Maybe a light dry brushing of a rusty brown on some of the corners could help.
« Last Edit: May 01, 2022, 03:50:10 PM by War Monkey »

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Re: 15mm Generic Sci Fi - scratch-built crates (01 May)
« Reply #128 on: May 02, 2022, 07:48:44 PM »
Oh, I don't know, I think those look quite good. I'd be happy with the outcome that you achieved.

Offline Idle Doodler

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15mm Generic Sci Fi - bin bags from bin bags (06 May)
« Reply #129 on: May 06, 2022, 10:06:16 PM »
I did try a bit of extra brown and orange on a test piece, but it just came over all faecal. I will try again on the next batch.

In the meantime, some refuse piles made from bin bag scraps, surplus putty and dulled down with the dregs of a paint sample pot:


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Re: 15mm Generic Sci Fi - bin bags from bin bags (06 May)
« Reply #130 on: May 07, 2022, 05:20:56 AM »
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In the meantime, some refuse piles made from bin bag scraps, surplus putty and dulled down with the dregs of a paint sample pot:

They look like... RUBBISH !!!   Excellent job mate. :D

Offline War Monkey

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Re: 15mm Generic Sci Fi - bin bags from bin bags (06 May)
« Reply #131 on: May 07, 2022, 06:34:17 PM »
Those look great and really good for street clutter, could also be great for a ship's recycle center.

Offline Idle Doodler

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Re: 15mm Generic Sci Fi - bin bags from bin bags (06 May)
« Reply #132 on: May 09, 2022, 09:55:56 AM »
Thanks, both - if only all terrain were so quick and easy.

They look like... RUBBISH !!!


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Re: 15mm Generic Sci Fi - Blunte's Rifles (09 May)
« Reply #133 on: May 09, 2022, 11:38:26 AM »
Been distracted by terrain of late (more upcoming), so here's a unit of Sharpe-inspired 'red' shirts for when I want a bit of variety in uniformed opponents for 5 Parsecs from Home.

Got an as yet unpainted copy of each of these, so pondering what to do with them. Maybe a redcoat allied platoon.


Offline War Monkey

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Re: 15mm Generic Sci Fi - Blunte's Rifles (09 May)
« Reply #134 on: May 09, 2022, 06:04:35 PM »
Oh yeah, you can never have enough "Red Shirts" around! They aways lead to a clue as to what maybe going on or an area to avoid.

Have two teams could be fun as well, the two teams could be on each side of the board having a firefight between them, and your team's objective is on the other side of the board from you.
« Last Edit: May 09, 2022, 06:09:46 PM by War Monkey »

 

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