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Offline HESH

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Re: TV Sci-Fi in 28mm
« Reply #45 on: April 11, 2024, 04:35:25 PM »
My mate  said …. “Good luck sorting cloud base ‘l

Which made  me think . 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

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Re: TV Sci-Fi in 28mm
« Reply #46 on: April 11, 2024, 11:03:42 PM »
Impressed. Quite the find!

Now you just have to work out how to float it 10 feet above the table.  lol
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Re: TV Sci-Fi in 28mm
« Reply #47 on: April 12, 2024, 12:01:29 AM »
Now you just have to work out how to float it 10 feet above the table.  lol

I have faith in him! A couple clear acrylic rods attached to the bottom and some sturdy supports on the table and he's golden...!  :D

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Re: TV Sci-Fi in 28mm
« Reply #48 on: April 12, 2024, 08:20:41 AM »
I say; hang it form the ceiling  :D
Miniatures you say? Well I too, like to live dangerously...
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Re: TV Sci-Fi in 28mm
« Reply #49 on: April 14, 2024, 09:39:35 AM »
Cool.
I say; hang it form the ceiling  :D
Is that the Iron Ceiling.
^__^

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Re: TV Sci-Fi in 28mm
« Reply #50 on: April 14, 2024, 11:17:48 AM »
Cool.Is that the Iron Ceiling.
^__^

Of course not silly. I was talking with Destiny Angel the other day and she says  that for her it's still very much a case of a glass one. I told her to move on and stop living in the sixties.   She replied by asking who was pulling my strings. :)
« Last Edit: April 14, 2024, 11:21:29 AM by carlos marighela »

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Re: TV Sci-Fi in 28mm
« Reply #51 on: April 15, 2024, 01:27:33 AM »
 :D :D :D :DD

As a matter of interest …. good call on hanging from ceiling - well the rafters in the gaming shed .

Exactly like my barrage balloons ….

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Re: TV Sci-Fi in 28mm
« Reply #52 on: April 15, 2024, 03:40:12 AM »
Now I know what to do with my B-52. No, scratch that, the wife would kill me.

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Re: TV Sci-Fi in 28mm
« Reply #53 on: April 15, 2024, 10:52:38 AM »
Do it ! 😜😜😜😜

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Re: TV Sci-Fi in 28mm
« Reply #54 on: April 19, 2024, 02:41:47 PM »
Another couple of dice trays …. cheap neoprene dice trays in white and grey with stickers from Red Bubble.

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Re: TV Sci-Fi in 28mm
« Reply #55 on: April 21, 2024, 08:45:23 PM »
Luvverly!  :D

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Re: TV Sci-Fi in 28mm
« Reply #56 on: April 24, 2024, 06:24:09 PM »
More distress and anxiety inflicted on the collectors of these models as I have done a bit more work on them .

I wanted to disguise the scale of these diecasts which is only really revealed by the interiors . A touch of green coloured glass paint applied to tint the glass .

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Re: TV Sci-Fi in 28mm
« Reply #57 on: April 25, 2024, 11:33:17 PM »
I wanted to disguise the scale of these diecasts which is only really revealed by the interiors . A touch of green coloured glass paint applied to tint the glass .

I am soon to be distressing some die cast for post-apocalyptic gaming. Do you have any tips or a site that you sourced for ideas? If you were doing a non-Sci-Fi world, would you add blue instead of green? Or what?

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Re: TV Sci-Fi in 28mm
« Reply #58 on: April 26, 2024, 01:48:04 AM »
I would have thought in a Sci-Fi world you could tint whatever colour you fancy. I'll say this though, green makes perfect sense as it's a tint commonly used by the military to filter direct overhead light such as the perspex panels atop helicopter cockpits. Those are typically tinted green. Reduces glare and UV exposure.

I'm sure clear blue works just as well but I've never had any problems using any of the readily available clear green paints out there, be that Vallejo, Gunze Sangyo or Tamiya. The viscosity is usually good to go straight out of the bottle/jar and provides good good streak free coverage if you are careful. As ever,  test piece first and you can always add a little water or flow improver if you want better coverage.

The HB pencil is a handy tool if you are looking at making scratch marks and nicks to paint. If you want older, more realistic scratches, apply either a lightened version of the surrounding paint and/ or what the undercoat should look like before applying the scratch mark either with a brush or pencil. This way it looks as of the paint has flaked a little as a result of the scratch.

Less is always more with distressing. Too often we see kit that looks like it's been sitting at a car wrecking yard for years. Militaries are big on maintenance, including painting but that's also true of other organisations. Tiny dabs with a fine brush are best, although there are advocates of foam and for heavy areas, shortened bristles like on an old brush you woud use for dry brushing. You can apply by lightly jabbing teh surface with an almost dry brush.

Final quick tip. Gundam panel marking pens, especially the grey ones, are a really quick and easy way to add depth by darkening the er... panel lines. Most model and hobby shops stock them these days.
« Last Edit: April 26, 2024, 01:52:42 AM by carlos marighela »

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Re: TV Sci-Fi in 28mm
« Reply #59 on: April 26, 2024, 11:54:54 PM »
Great advice and tips. Massively appreciated . 👍

 

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