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  • NorgothNorgoth cardiffRegistered User regular
    I think what you're going to run into relatively quickly at this size is that the details will set the scale. That's a really fun scratch-build, but right now it would look really weird beside a dropfleet ship because it's lacking in surface details. Don't get me wrong either - that shit is _hard to pull off_, and I think you've made something genuinely cool. But if you aren't going to - for example - define some panel lines or smaller forms, you're looking at painting some of those in instead.

    Get cheap model kits for a ship and a truck. Use the bridge parts, access panels, wheel hubs, anything with some like "knobbliness" to it to add to the ship. It's a process called greebling, and it will make a huge difference to how the scale appears.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greeble

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  • Dr_KeenbeanDr_Keenbean Dumb as a butt Planet Express ShipRegistered User regular
    Star Destroyers, the Death Star, etc are mostly scale model WWII battleships.

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  • honoverehonovere Registered User regular
    Original Borg Cube ist mostly sprues

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  • StragintStragint Do Not Gift Always DeclinesRegistered User regular
    edited June 23
    I sometimes hate being in mini painting Facebook groups. I saw this really awesome looking Necron tomb spyder and it is making me question my paint scheme.

    Tomb spyder for reference. Absolutely not mine.
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    Because of this I played around with a different Necron scheme on impcat and I'm kind of really digging it.
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  • DayspringDayspring the Phoenician Registered User regular
    yeah bright coloured necrons look awesome

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  • BrainleechBrainleech 機知に富んだコメントはここにあります Registered User regular
    I like the ancient metal look of them though as I am curious how they did the newer ones

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  • AsherAsher Registered User regular
    edited June 23
    I've got the Daemon in me. Bought these guys yesterday ...
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    Please send help, every Australian store is out of stock of more clones.

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  • -Loki--Loki- Don't pee in my mouth and tell me it's raining. Registered User regular
    edited June 23
    C-3PO. Does. Not. Have. A. Silver. Leg. :x

    (they look awesome)

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  • AsherAsher Registered User regular
    He does in the cartoon! Which is what I'm basing the scheme on. ;)

    Oh god Star Wars canon is convoluuuuuuuted.

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  • BrainleechBrainleech 機知に富んだコメントはここにあります Registered User regular
    -Loki- wrote: »
    C-3PO. Does. Not. Have. A. Silver. Leg. :x

    (they look awesome)

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    During the clone wars he does

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  • honoverehonovere Registered User regular
    edited June 23
    During the OT, too.

    Speaking of silver, rewatched ESB lately and noticed that the carbon Han gets frozen in is actually a silvery grey and not the brown it so often gets depicted as. It only looks brown in RotJ because of the dark and warm lighting in Jabba's palace.

    edit:
    Have to add that the gold on C3PO looks fantastic. Great recipe you ave there

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  • -Loki--Loki- Don't pee in my mouth and tell me it's raining. Registered User regular
    No, he doesn’t :x

    It blew my mind when someone pointed it out and I went back and watched the OT.

    I’ve been watching them as far back as I can remember and I never saw it.

  • AsherAsher Registered User regular
    honovere wrote: »
    During the OT, too.

    Speaking of silver, rewatched ESB lately and noticed that the carbon Han gets frozen in is actually a silvery grey and not the brown it so often gets depicted as. It only looks brown in RotJ because of the dark and warm lighting in Jabba's palace.

    edit:
    Have to add that the gold on C3PO looks fantastic. Great recipe you ave there

    Thanks!
    The secret is GW Retributor Gold .Good couple of layers for a solid coat, Agrax Earth watch, repanel, then highlighted (drybrushing) with a Retributor Gold/Mithril Silver mix and a leeeeeetle Mithril silver on its own for really raised areas.

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  • JJ Rabbit GangmemberRegistered User regular
    Asher wrote: »

    Please send help, every Australian store is out of stock of more clones.

    Fixed that for you :(

  • AsherAsher Registered User regular
    J wrote: »
    Asher wrote: »

    Please send help, every Australian store is out of stock of more clones.

    Fixed that for you :(

    RIP us. My local games store has a copy left, but not only is it NOT discounted, it's actually a a couple of bucks above the RRP and I'm not sure I'm that desperate .... But I might be.

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  • Gnome-InterruptusGnome-Interruptus Registered User regular
    Brainleech wrote: »
    I like the ancient metal look of them though as I am curious how they did the newer ones

    Yeah, the primary colour Necrons look too much like SM chapter colours.

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  • Gabriel_PittGabriel_Pitt (effective against the Irish) Registered User regular
    -Loki- wrote: »
    C-3PO. Does. Not. Have. A. Silver. Leg. :x

    I mean, I'm looking -right- at that mini and it sure looks like he was painted with a silver leg to me. :biggrin:

  • McGibsMcGibs TorontoRegistered User regular
    edited June 23
    Wait, what's the deal with the silver leg? I thought he always had it in TOS? Was it added in the special edition or something?
    Is this some "Han shot first" thing that I'm only now becoming aware of?

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  • Dr_KeenbeanDr_Keenbean Dumb as a butt Planet Express ShipRegistered User regular
    edited June 23
    Always been there. From literally the very beginning. Even though the 1977 original action figure didn't have it because $$.
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    EDIT: These are screencaps from the original 1977 film.

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  • McGibsMcGibs TorontoRegistered User regular
    edited June 23
    See, that's what I thought? I always figured it was just a bit of cool asymmetrical detail, you know... because the whole starwars aesthetic was kinda junkyard and cobbled together. Why do people not think he had a silver leg?

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  • ArcticLancerArcticLancer Best served chilled. Registered User regular
    Given that the image provided on his Wikipedia page doesn't feature a silver leg, I would wager there is some discrepancy on the matter, but I'm not much of a Star Wars nerd to know what it is.

  • honoverehonovere Registered User regular
    There are a lot of scenes where the lighting makes his leg look rather golden. Same with the carbonite block.

    Also it gets never mentioned. It's just a bit of background that can get the imagination going.

    Compare to TFA where he holds his red arm directly into the camera and says hey have you noticed my red arm wink wink remember I had a silver leg, reference wink wink.

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  • ArcticLancerArcticLancer Best served chilled. Registered User regular
    Yeah, looking into it briefly this seems like a worse version of the Berenstain Bears alt-timelines thing. >_>
    I guess you can find images of him without the silver leg because they removed it for the sequel trilogy. Simple enough.

  • BetsuniBetsuni Insert Disk 4 and Press Any Key to Continue Registered User regular
    Always been there. From literally the very beginning. Even though the 1977 original action figure didn't have it because $$.
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    EDIT: These are screencaps from the original 1977 film.

    Nice second shot. Once again showing Chewie getting screwed out of his medal.

    Little The Rise of Skywalker spoiler behind the tags.
    Which is neat that they fixed that in the last movie.

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  • KhraulKhraul Registered User regular
    edited June 24
    Sticking play sand to bases with a glue/water mixture, what ratio am I supposed to be using here? 50/50 or just white glue with a bit of water added for thinning?

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  • StragintStragint Do Not Gift Always DeclinesRegistered User regular
    Khraul wrote: »
    Sticking play sand to bases with a glue/water mixture, what ratio am I supposed to be using here? 50/50 or just white glue with a bit of water added for thinning?

    Most videos I've seen do a 50/50 split. Duncan does video on his website where he basically waters it down like paint, puts it on a pallete and adds water with the brush. Some other videos I've seen use a spray bottle with water and glue to seal the sand after it has dried as well but it isn't required.

    I don't think you can really go too wrong with it. I've mostly done what Duncan does and it has turned out really well.

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  • Styrofoam SammichStyrofoam Sammich WANT. 5386-8443-8937Registered User regular
    J wrote: »
    Asher wrote: »

    Please send help, every Australian store is out of stock of more clones.

    Fixed that for you :(

    Sounds like an FFG product

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  • KhraulKhraul Registered User regular
    Stragint wrote: »
    Khraul wrote: »
    Sticking play sand to bases with a glue/water mixture, what ratio am I supposed to be using here? 50/50 or just white glue with a bit of water added for thinning?

    Most videos I've seen do a 50/50 split. Duncan does video on his website where he basically waters it down like paint, puts it on a pallete and adds water with the brush. Some other videos I've seen use a spray bottle with water and glue to seal the sand after it has dried as well but it isn't required.

    I don't think you can really go too wrong with it. I've mostly done what Duncan does and it has turned out really well.

    Excellent, thank you

    I'm starting on a bigass display board and I really don't want it falling apart

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  • Styrofoam SammichStyrofoam Sammich WANT. 5386-8443-8937Registered User regular
    Ive always just used white glue spread thin with a silicon wedge brush

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  • honoverehonovere Registered User regular
    edited June 24
    Asher wrote: »
    He does in the cartoon! Which is what I'm basing the scheme on. ;)

    Oh god Star Wars canon is convoluuuuuuuted.

    Now I'm thinking if I'm misremembering. Did he actually have a silver leg in the Clone Wars? Not from the beginning though at least, right? I know he has the silver leg in Rebels but I can't remember if tey actually went and had the replacement shown during the Clone Wars.

    hmmmm, so it's there in RotS at least
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    looks like his chestplate also is different between all the incarnations.

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  • DayspringDayspring the Phoenician Registered User regular
    Asher wrote: »
    honovere wrote: »
    During the OT, too.

    Speaking of silver, rewatched ESB lately and noticed that the carbon Han gets frozen in is actually a silvery grey and not the brown it so often gets depicted as. It only looks brown in RotJ because of the dark and warm lighting in Jabba's palace.

    edit:
    Have to add that the gold on C3PO looks fantastic. Great recipe you ave there

    Thanks!
    The secret is GW Retributor Gold .Good couple of layers for a solid coat, Agrax Earth watch, repanel, then highlighted (drybrushing) with a Retributor Gold/Mithril Silver mix and a leeeeeetle Mithril silver on its own for really raised areas.

    Yeah!
    I found a few GW sanctioned recipes that work your way through all the various watery shitty golds they have, but just retribute mixed directly with mithril silver does the job much better/easier

  • NorgothNorgoth cardiffRegistered User regular
    Asher wrote: »
    I've got the Daemon in me. Bought these guys yesterday ...
    WrTMcVx.jpg?1
    L8fsD6l.jpg?1
    TvEYFjf.jpg?1

    Please send help, every Australian store is out of stock of more clones.

    These look amazing.

    I will say, despite enjoying playing Legion (on TTS) and working through my painting my own models, the fact that a unit that features in basically every single republic and rebel list only comes with a terrain piece is peak FFG.

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  • Dr_KeenbeanDr_Keenbean Dumb as a butt Planet Express ShipRegistered User regular
    Time for some hobby space porn:

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    That last piece of the puzzle will be swapping out the wet palette for its big brother, but there's no rush there.

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  • Styrofoam SammichStyrofoam Sammich WANT. 5386-8443-8937Registered User regular
    Following thread advice Ive switched to the contrast white with a white scar dry brushing and this is The Way.

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  • KhraulKhraul Registered User regular
    Awww jeez....

    Now I need to go organize my paint space. It's a complete yardsale compared to Keen's

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  • StragintStragint Do Not Gift Always DeclinesRegistered User regular
    Khraul wrote: »
    Awww jeez....

    Now I need to go organize my paint space. It's a complete yardsale compared to Keen's

    I was just thinking about how I needed to organize my paints again.

    Started on the base for my Deceiver. I put sand on the actual model parts as well instead of just trying to match the look of the terrain part of the model with the sand. I think it worked.

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  • NorgothNorgoth cardiffRegistered User regular
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    Not quite finished, waiting on the basing materials to come so I can add plant life for Endor bases, but first squad of stormtroopers done.

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  • KhraulKhraul Registered User regular
    For cleaning an airbrush (paasche talon) in an ultrasonic cleaner, do I need to strip out the air valve first? I assume there's a rubber seal inside that I don't want to damage.

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  • Dr_KeenbeanDr_Keenbean Dumb as a butt Planet Express ShipRegistered User regular
    Khraul wrote: »
    For cleaning an airbrush (paasche talon) in an ultrasonic cleaner, do I need to strip out the air valve first? I assume there's a rubber seal inside that I don't want to damage.

    I'd advise against putting airbrush components in an ultrasonic cleaner altogether. Anything you need to clean can be cleaned with alcohol/airbrush cleaner and a set of small nylon brushes.

    And if you insist on using an ultrasonic cleaner absolutely under no circumstance put solvents in it.

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  • KhraulKhraul Registered User regular
    Khraul wrote: »
    For cleaning an airbrush (paasche talon) in an ultrasonic cleaner, do I need to strip out the air valve first? I assume there's a rubber seal inside that I don't want to damage.

    I'd advise against putting airbrush components in an ultrasonic cleaner altogether. Anything you need to clean can be cleaned with alcohol/airbrush cleaner and a set of small nylon brushes.

    And if you insist on using an ultrasonic cleaner absolutely under no circumstance put solvents in it.

    Yeah, sounds like a good way to make a bomb in my kitchen :lol:

    I've tried getting a deep clean in the main body with some nylon brushes, but I can still see some primer gunk that I can't seem to get rid of.

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