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spacehamster wrote: Mon Sep 20, 2021 10:58 am So here's that last paint test I did:

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And then it was time to say screw it and get serious. Here are the Assault Intercessors from the Recruit starter box.

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Overall I'm pretty happy with these and I'm definitely sticking to the color recipe and basing scheme. There's still some consistency issues - on some of them I went too hard with the highlight on the head and lost the shadows on the temples, and obviously some of the bases look better than others because I friggin' hate puttying and sanding and as usual, I thought I could get away with doing a half-assed job and then it turned out that I couldn't.

Anyway, I'm moving on to the Necrons from the same box now, and then the two HQ models. And then I'll really, really for real crack open the Indomitus box maybe eventually.
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In other news, I finally finished this Baneblade I started in January. I swear I've never had this many things go wrong with one build in my entire life, but, well, it's done now. With custom LEDs and everything.

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It's the Iron Duke!!
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THE KILL wrote: Tue Sep 28, 2021 8:37 am It's the Iron Duke!!
You know, I gotta be honest, I googled it and I thought it was the name of a spaceship. But the reality is I just saw the decal and thought, that sounds cool, it's gotta go on there.
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spacehamster wrote: Thu Sep 30, 2021 1:34 am
THE KILL wrote: Tue Sep 28, 2021 8:37 am It's the Iron Duke!!
You know, I gotta be honest, I googled it and I thought it was the name of a spaceship. But the reality is I just saw the decal and thought, that sounds cool, it's gotta go on there.
It's a cool as fuck name. Funny thing is I stumbled upon your post on Dakkadakka (I think?) a couple of days before you posted it here, and the fact that you put LEDs into a toy tank was impressive then and is impressive now.
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THE KILL wrote: Thu Sep 30, 2021 4:30 am It's a cool as fuck name. Funny thing is I stumbled upon your post on Dakkadakka (I think?) a couple of days before you posted it here, and the fact that you put LEDs into a toy tank was impressive then and is impressive now.
Yeah, I posted it on Dakkadakka as well.

This was the first time I modded a kit for LEDs that isn't specifically built for them, but to be fair, it was a completely soldered set that I got from a website called Small Scale Lights if you want to check them out. I don't have a soldering iron and I'm still kind of testing the waters as far as LEDs go, so this was a good way to start. Obviously I still had to do a lot of drilling and sanding just to get them in there, but that's stuff I'm used to doing.
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spacehamster wrote: Thu Sep 30, 2021 5:12 am
THE KILL wrote: Thu Sep 30, 2021 4:30 am It's a cool as fuck name. Funny thing is I stumbled upon your post on Dakkadakka (I think?) a couple of days before you posted it here, and the fact that you put LEDs into a toy tank was impressive then and is impressive now.
Yeah, I posted it on Dakkadakka as well.

This was the first time I modded a kit for LEDs that isn't specifically built for them, but to be fair, it was a completely soldered set that I got from a website called Small Scale Lights if you want to check them out. I don't have a soldering iron and I'm still kind of testing the waters as far as LEDs go, so this was a good way to start. Obviously I still had to do a lot of drilling and sanding just to get them in there, but that's stuff I'm used to doing.
Thanks for the tip, but I've got a cheap collection of LEDs and braid wire and do the lighting for dioramas etc. myself. Soldering is piss-easy, there's virtually no learning curve to it, just presolder everything and use ample amounts of solder flux. Do the tug test as soon as the solder is cold. And that's about all there is to it... The one thing you have to learn if you want to dispense with (convenient, but super expensive) readymade LED kits is calculating which resistors you need.
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One game I've always wondered about but never played is GW's Man O'War, a 1:600 scale fantasy naval wargame released in 1993. Somebody remodelled them in 3D and put them up on thingiverse, so I printed out fleets for the Skaven, Chaos Dwarves, Dark Elves and the Dwarves. I'm almost finished with four of the Skaven ships - here's the flagship:

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My shitty camera does strange things to the colours, I swear the bell looks a lot better in reality...

Here's one of the three flamer ships:
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Here are the other fleets:
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I'll never not approve of anything Skaven-related. Love your color choices there too.
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spacehamster wrote: Tue Oct 19, 2021 6:25 am I'll never not approve of anything Skaven-related. Love your color choices there too.
Cheers, man!

Did some more painting the last couple of weeks. Here's part of the Dwarf fleet:
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And Chaos Dwarf Thunderfire and Great Leveller Battlebarges (the names and everything else in this game is demented-90s-GW-style, I love it):
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Also working on islands, here's a first test piece:
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It needs more trees, I think...
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The flag ship of the Orc fleet, still without a sail:
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Some of the terrain I built for Man O'War:
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And I finally got to paint the first Space Marines for the miniversion of Space Crusade I'm working on; the playing field and the minis were reduced to 60%/ 50%. (Funnily, it was called Space Quest in Germany and other. non-British European countries to tie into Hero Quest's success. Oh, and for our American fellows, it's a board game taking place in the WH40K universe, and its complexity was only a tad above Hero Quest's. Apparently, it was never released in North America.)
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