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Jan 27 14 2:26 AM

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Okay, had a burst of painting-fu and finally got the Taliban finished off over the weekend. As a reminder, here's (some of) them unpainted:

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The group in base coat:

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And here they all are finished off:

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Jan 27 14 7:12 AM

mrinku,

Your figures look great! What WGF kits did you use to make them?

I like your painting stands, where did the stands come from? Also, are you doing a temporary mount to make painting easier with the stands? I am thinking for my old and very large hands those stands might be very helpful. 

Jim

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Jan 27 14 2:46 PM

luoshangzhi has it on the money :)

Persian bodies, and some of the heads. German cavalry for most of the heads, though one Perry Sudanese head crept in (the sniper). Arms from a variety of sources, though mostly Persians, German Cavalry and Apocalypse Survivors. There could be a Zulu or British arm or two in there somewhere.

Apoc Survivor weapons, mostly from the Women as it turned out. Head wraps and jackets were putty adds, as you can see in the unpainted picture. These were VERY simple to do - just used a round toothpick to shape them.

The stands are old dummy (pacifier) covers left over from when our kids were babies. I used to use plastic film canisters as painting stands, but discovered that the dummy covers are far more stable and stack with each other to boot! Originally I used a blob of re-usable adhesive (Blu-Tac, U-Tac, whatever the brand may be called where you are) to attach the base to stand, but late last year realised that I could use fridge magnets now that I use steel washers for bases (you can buy the magnets cheaply from craft stores or salvage them from unwanted fridge magnets). I superglue these to the dummy stands and they are working out quite well. They just pop on and off, though you do have to watch out a little for paint (especially washes and inks) dripping down under the base and making a seal. This is not a major issue, though - same as if the same thing happened on a drying bench.

Thanks for the kind comments! I'm not 100% happy with the painting, but it's alright for army-standard and my hands and eyes really aren't up to that much detail work these days. Hopefully I'll get more stuff done soon - the civilians have been kicking over in basecoat for far too long.

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Jan 28 14 5:39 AM

mrinku,

Thank you,

Like luoshangzhi I thought there was quite a mix of WGF kits on your figures. (Those Persians & now Apocalypse weapons DO prove useful don't they).

You paint far better than I do. I think your figures look great!

Jim

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Feb 11 14 5:42 PM

Mrinku,

I'm not 100% happy with the painting,
OMG are you kidding me!? (jaw drops)
mrinku, if your not '100%' happy with THAT level of painting, my friend you'd die of 'instant cardiac stand-still' after getting a look at what my hand/eye coordination turns out these days. I think I do a 'good job' when it comes to painting wargame - 'toy' soldiers, however I am finding that I should have gotten my WF Colonial British 20 Yrs ago. Back when I could stil "connect arm A to shoulder B to gun C", with out the shaking and 'vocalizing' (yea lets go with that).
Luoshangzhi is right, your skill with putty and knife is great, as is your painting.
Hmm, I now have to tell my 72 yr old mother.. "See, you should have kept those 'dummy pacifier' cover thingys'" LOL

As for kit n bit bashing. I have been mixing Viking Huscarl and Bondi, with Saxon Fyrd for the vast bulk of my 'fantasy' dark age zombies, and am very pleased with the outcome.

GREAT JOB1

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Feb 12 14 10:31 PM

Thanks man. It's always the same after you do a job - all you can see are flaws. :)

My hands are still fairly good at 47, but the eyes are stuffed. Still, I find if I use my in-bed-by-low-light reading glasses in decent natural light I get a nice magnifying effect.

Is this the time to tell you most* of the paint and all of the wash goes on with a #6 brush that's at least 5 years old? You can get away with murder using Windsor and Newton series 7... ;)

(*Yeah, that's a bit misleading - I use 00 for detail work and a range of sizes for drybrushing)

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Feb 18 14 5:29 PM

And a delightfully menacing bunch of extremists they are, M!image

Leland R. Erickson, Evil-Genius-at-Large "Clouseau! Give me ten men like him, and I can destroy the whole world!" -Inspector Charles Dreyfus

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Feb 23 14 2:14 PM

Perfect-Great use of parts GS and figs and great painting-Thanks for sharing those, very inspirational

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