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Author Topic: Mick Farnworth Painting Guides - German Book - small update p10  (Read 18689 times)

Offline Cambra

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Re: Mick Farnworth Painting Guides - should they be updated?
« Reply #15 on: January 28, 2017, 07:28:32 PM »
I realy like and use you guides for the germans, what i would like is better pictures of the painted miniatures and some step by step pics, for someone like me that have a lot of troubles paiting this would help a lot.

And thank you a lot for your work.

Offline NurgleHH

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Re: Mick Farnworth Painting Guides - should they be updated?
« Reply #16 on: January 28, 2017, 08:39:58 PM »
I love your Tutorials. Saved them to my NAS. Used them a lot, but updated them with time and new colors.
Victory Decision Vietnam here: leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=43264.0

Victory Decision Spacelords here: leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=68939.0

My pictures: http://pictures.dirknet.de/

Offline muggins

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Re: Mick Farnworth Painting Guides - should they be updated?
« Reply #17 on: February 01, 2017, 01:39:03 AM »
I'd love to see some ACW guides, Napoleonic guides, etc. I've used your WW2 guides religiously and even made one up in the same format for my Slovak force.

Offline smirnoff

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Re: Mick Farnworth Painting Guides - should they be updated?
« Reply #18 on: February 01, 2017, 08:23:37 AM »
Be great to see the updates of your invaluable stuff

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Re: Mick Farnworth Painting Guides - should they be updated?
« Reply #19 on: February 01, 2017, 01:18:52 PM »
Dear Muggins,

I have no plans to do ACW or Napoleonic Guides because the periods do not interest me enough to do the research & modelling.

I do have a large number of WW2 and have also Romans, Celts, Spartans, Vikings available on-line (Artizan, crusader & Gorgon).
I have also written guides for the Zulu War but unfortunately they are no longer on-line as they were hosted by Wargames Factory.

I have painted a lot of modern figures (i.e. current US Army, USMC, British, Russians, Chinese) and could also do guides for them.
I have also written articles about Camouflage and about Trebuchets.
If I have a place to publish them, they may become available.

Best regards

Mick


Offline Morgan

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Re: Mick Farnworth Painting Guides - should they be updated?
« Reply #20 on: February 01, 2017, 03:42:19 PM »
I'm fairly new to WW2 stuff and no expert but I've found your guides to be incredibly useful. Thanks for doing them! No idea if they need an update.

Offline Just a few orcs

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Re: Mick Farnworth Painting Guides - should they be updated?
« Reply #21 on: February 02, 2017, 08:30:58 AM »
I have used them for a number of different armies, I found they are incredibly useful especially with naming the vallejo colours.

There are a number of sites that have paint conversion charts if Vallejo are not your choice of paint

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Re: Mick Farnworth Painting Guides - should they be updated?
« Reply #22 on: February 05, 2017, 01:47:49 PM »
Thank-you everybody.  

If you find errors please post here.

Also if you have a wish list - that could also come here.

Questions

1. For example, if I update the German guides what should I change?

2. Should I show more manufacturers and scales?

3. Which are the best selling 28mm German figures now?  Is it Warlord Bolt Action or still Artizan & Copplestone?

4. I guess that Perry now dominate 28mm Afrika Korps.

5. Which company makes the best 20mm plastics - is it Valiant?

6. Who are the best 20mm metals?

7. How do you rate PSC for 15mm?  

Regards


Mick

« Last Edit: February 05, 2017, 01:59:35 PM by Mick_in_Switzerland »

Offline Ultravanillasmurf

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Re: Mick Farnworth Painting Guides - new questions P2 - what do you want?
« Reply #23 on: February 05, 2017, 03:54:20 PM »
I had never seen these before.

They look useful.

Colour equivalents would be very useful (even Citadel colours if possible, okay but they are available on the high street).

Offline Elk101

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Re: Mick Farnworth Painting Guides - new questions P2 - what do you want?
« Reply #24 on: February 05, 2017, 04:00:56 PM »
I still prefer Artizan and Crusader. If you have an interest in Vietnam some painting guides for that would be great.

Offline Cambra

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Re: Mick Farnworth Painting Guides - new questions P2 - what do you want?
« Reply #25 on: February 06, 2017, 09:38:41 PM »
1 -  Make a total step by step with pics (if possible);
3 - For me would be WG i believe they are the ones selling more minis for this scale now, the minis are a little chubby but great minis;
7 - I realy liked the PSC tanks and newer infantry, the brits they made were realy good. The only problem i found was with the stuarts being big compared to the ones from BF and other brands.

Offline NurgleHH

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Re: Mick Farnworth Painting Guides - new questions P2 - what do you want?
« Reply #26 on: February 07, 2017, 11:54:15 AM »
I still prefer Artizan and Crusader. If you have an interest in Vietnam some painting guides for that would be great.
Vietnam would be great and I love your thoughts about the camouflage patterns for the germans in WW2. Maybe something for vietnam and modern would be a great help. Maybe Osprey will do a book with you and your stuff?

Offline wrgmr1

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Re: Mick Farnworth Painting Guides - new questions P2 - what do you want?
« Reply #27 on: February 07, 2017, 11:29:36 PM »
Hi Mick,

You have the 1943 Sumpfmuster, water pattern in your Artizan group.

Is this the same pattern, slightly different? This is also a reproduction.

Cheers,
Thomas


Offline wrgmr1

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Re: Mick Farnworth Painting Guides - new questions P2 - what do you want?
« Reply #28 on: February 07, 2017, 11:51:32 PM »
Hi Mick, Answers to your questions.

1. For example, if I update the German guides what should I change?
Possible variations of color due to various manufacturers. Techniques for these patterns, especially the difficult ones. Who wore what patterns, EG: 21st Pz wore the water pattern in Normandy.

2. Should I show more manufacturers and scales?
The major ones yes, 15, 20, and 25/28mm.

3. Which are the best selling 28mm German figures now?  Is it Warlord Bolt Action or still Artizan & Copplestone?
Not sure of that. I would by Aritzan, but Warlord are less expensive.

4. I guess that Perry now dominate 28mm Afrika Korps.
Certainly seems that way!

5. Which company makes the best 20mm plastics - is it Valiant?
Yes, if you are ok with them being on the larger side of 20mm.

6. Who are the best 20mm metals?
1. AB Miniatures, 2. Battlefield, 3. Britannia,  4. Wartime Miniatures 5. Kelly's Hero's, [\color]

7. How do you rate PSC for 15mm?  
A lot better than Battlefield, less expensive as well.
JMHO
Cheers,
Thomas
« Last Edit: February 08, 2017, 06:37:57 PM by wrgmr1 »

Offline Justin Buck

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Re: Mick Farnworth Painting Guides - new questions P2 - what do you want?
« Reply #29 on: February 08, 2017, 05:23:30 AM »
Yes you should add more!  I heavily used your guides for the Germans and Soviets, plus the ones on camouflage for both.  I think clearer pictures and different manufacturers would help.

Justin

 

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