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thanks.
a bit worried that i might have overdone it but i think i am just at the "max limit"

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Time to dig up this thread as we get new toys to paint next week.

Here is my small imp force that will be reinforced by the new 2p set next week.



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My Thunderbolt squadron is coming along nicely. A little more work to do at the nose, do some edge brush-ups on the taped wing markings, and I need to smooth the tail and engine cowling greens a bit more, but the squadron colors are down and I'm pretty satisfied.

Anybody want to share some tips for panel lining? I've never played an army that had a lot of panel lining on their vehicles, so this will be my first foray into it.
[Thumb - WIP Thunderbolt Squadron Parade.jpg]
WIP Thunderbolt Squadron on parade

   
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Nice looking P51s there


Pin washing is prolly the easiest.
I use panel liners from Tamiya and very thinned down oil paints.

protip, clearcoat your minis first before you start working on effects.

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Damsel of the Lady





drinking tea in the snow

So i got a hold of some ork planes and while this isn't my normal thing, i tried painting them up as christmas style orks.

in actualy practice i'm not sure how christmas-y they actually turned out. if only i could freehand i would have tried a santa ork emblem or something.



(i'm very aware that i am not the best painter)

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dunno if it is a cultural thing or world region thing but atleast to me green aint part of christmas. the tree is green, but that is where it stops.

perhaps paint the whole plane red, do some white trimmin and maybe just the canopy and rokkits in green is the style i would have done it if i was to try it.

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drinking tea in the snow

 FrozenDwarf wrote:
dunno if it is a cultural thing or world region thing but atleast to me green aint part of christmas. the tree is green, but that is where it stops.

perhaps paint the whole plane red, do some white trimmin and maybe just the canopy and rokkits in green is the style i would have done it if i was to try it.


i don't know if it's cultural either but i definitely associate green with christmas! Those are good ideas though, i think i might try something similar if i get a plane or two more. Thanks!

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Kinda good thing about dakka jets, there are 6 of them in a box, so there is plenty to experiment with if you buy a box.

Im slow working on Tau from the 2p box, never was a fast painter.

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@amazingturtles - if you bump up the brightness in the red it would say christmas quite a bit more I think. Pipecleaners as tiny tinsel?

Please excuse any spelling errors. I use a tablet frequently and software keyboards are a pain!

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 amazingturtles wrote:
 FrozenDwarf wrote:
dunno if it is a cultural thing or world region thing but atleast to me green aint part of christmas. the tree is green, but that is where it stops.

perhaps paint the whole plane red, do some white trimmin and maybe just the canopy and rokkits in green is the style i would have done it if i was to try it.


i don't know if it's cultural either but i definitely associate green with christmas! Those are good ideas though, i think i might try something similar if i get a plane or two more. Thanks!

It’s definitely cultural. Green is mostly European and derives from the pagan origins of the holiday and the original colours given to ‘Santa’ – red Santa is a more recent invention that may or may not have spread faster and further due to the Coca-Cola company taking the concept and running with it.

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drinking tea in the snow

Who'da thought i'd be learning about christmas traditions here? Nice!

FrozenDwarf wrote:Kinda good thing about dakka jets, there are 6 of them in a box, so there is plenty to experiment with if you buy a box.

Im slow working on Tau from the 2p box, never was a fast painter.


Yeah, I've got a box coming so i'm going to try some different approaches.

That looks very snazzy! i really like the yellow for the cockpit window

Flinty wrote:@amazingturtles - if you bump up the brightness in the red it would say christmas quite a bit more I think. Pipecleaners as tiny tinsel?


oooh, yeah, tiny tinsel would be perfect.

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Orange ink over silver

Im so lazy, 80% of my painting is inks, shadewashes, enamel washes or oil washes over a simple basecoat.

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90% done tigersharks, only detail stuff left and its boring AF.


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Just posted this over in the blog section also, but been working on the Skies of Fire stuff (bought 2 boxes, so got a bit to get through).

Inspired by the cover of the Taros Air War campaign book, I didn't know what the scheme was on the lightning but in my head I saw a hard edged grey on grey camo like a WW2 luftwaffe plane, so went with that vibe.

For the Barracuda I went with a new (for me) painting technique, using a sponge for the highlights and blending rather than a brush/airbrush. I think it came out okay, a couple of slip ups which put blotches in the wrong place, and importantly it's fast to paint so I can comfortably get through a Barracuda in a night (compared to 1-2 nights for my Dakkajets and 2-3 nights for my Thunderbolts/Lightnings)



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drinking tea in the snow

They look quite nifty! The red highlights really make the rest of the figure pop.

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AllSeeingSkink wrote:
Just posted this over in the blog section also, but been working on the Skies of Fire stuff (bought 2 boxes, so got a bit to get through).

Inspired by the cover of the Taros Air War campaign book, I didn't know what the scheme was on the lightning but in my head I saw a hard edged grey on grey camo like a WW2 luftwaffe plane, so went with that vibe.

For the Barracuda I went with a new (for me) painting technique, using a sponge for the highlights and blending rather than a brush/airbrush. I think it came out okay, a couple of slip ups which put blotches in the wrong place, and importantly it's fast to paint so I can comfortably get through a Barracuda in a night (compared to 1-2 nights for my Dakkajets and 2-3 nights for my Thunderbolts/Lightnings)





Love the Lightning camo with red!

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Red flourishes go well with a lot of types of camo patterns. On the Imperials I'm using green and yellow for squadron leaders to set them apart.

It would be nice if GW released red decals like they've used on their own desert camo Imperial aircraft.
   
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Thunderbolt and Lightning.



Maybe I went too different with the colours on them as the idea was they'd be used in the same force.

Also, one boxed set worth of Tau done, one to go...



I do need a better place to take pictures than my kitchen, it's really hard to get the colours looking like they do in reality, I'm having to tweak the colours in GIMP and they're still a bit off reality.

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AllSeeingSkink wrote:
Thunderbolt and Lightning.





Very very frightening!
   
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Soulless wrote:
AllSeeingSkink wrote:
Thunderbolt and Lightning.





Very very frightening!

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More Tau flying in.


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Soulless wrote:
AllSeeingSkink wrote:
Thunderbolt and Lightning.

Spoiler:




Very very frightening!

Exactly the response I was hoping to see


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 FrozenDwarf wrote:
More Tau flying in.



Looking good. I'm finding the Tau quite fun to paint.

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Finally finished off a Eavy Bomber.

Compared to the other Orks, I decided not to do the black and white checks or any flames on this one as I really liked the way the red came out.

If I paint the other one, I'll do it more similar to the other Orks with more embellishments, but for this guy I thought it'd take away from that nice red.



EDIT: I don't know why but the quality is really crap when I use the "Share This Image" link from the gallery, if anyone knows how to fix that let me know, otherwise click on the image to view it in the gallery where it looks a lot sharper.

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"share this image" has been bad ever since they scaled up regular images size, and the dark/orange theme took a beating when it was converted to mobile web broweser friendly skin.
I guess it is only ment as a teaser and you have to click the image to see it in its full detailed glory.

I sendt my orks to the boneyard when tau was released, but before i did i nearly completed one evy bomber last winter, was not a bad kit, just at the time pointless when a fighta bomma allmoust did the same job.
Still, red goes fasta ya!, so snaxxy planes.

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I haven't played any games using the Eavy Bomber, looking at the rules it seemed to be most useful as a gunship, trying to get enemies in multiple arcs (particularly the side arcs with the 6-3-0 guns and use the 6 structure points to tank a little bit while the cheaper but more delicate planes try to dogfight in to tailing positions.

Doesn't really seem worth the points though, the structure points are valuable but the firepower isn't terribly impressive and only 4 speed might make it hard to get into the optimal position.

But yeah, sucks that it can't carry more bombs than a Fighter Bomber. That's been one of my gripes with the new AI compared to the old Forge World rules, fighters can now carry a big enough bomb load to make the actual bombers redundant, in the old rules fighters couldn't carry nearly as much so it made sense to take bombers to be able to drop enough bombs to ensure you wipe out the target.


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AllSeeingSkink wrote:
Finally finished off a Eavy Bomber.

Compared to the other Orks, I decided not to do the black and white checks or any flames on this one as I really liked the way the red came out.

If I paint the other one, I'll do it more similar to the other Orks with more embellishments, but for this guy I thought it'd take away from that nice red.



EDIT: I don't know why but the quality is really crap when I use the "Share This Image" link from the gallery, if anyone knows how to fix that let me know, otherwise click on the image to view it in the gallery where it looks a lot sharper.


Wowser, I had funky monitor settings when I edited that pic (low blue level "reader" mode) and the colours are wildly off reality after I swapped back to a normal monitor setting. I wish I could figure out my lighting and camera settings so that the colours are closer to reality without having to edit them later, this was taken near an open window to try and use sunlight but it was till weird. Anyway, uploaded an updated version:



Also figured out the drop down menu in "share this image" lets you select full size, but it still seems to downsize it and give compression artifacts.

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What is the status of this game, have we seen all that we are going to see in regards to Orks, the supplements, cards, aircraft and anti air? I got started late in the game and GW sucks at supporting stuff that is not core 40k so I payed a pretty penny to catch up. OR Is this another Battle Fleet Gothic. I mean 2 years then it's all out of stock indefinitely!?!?

TA
   
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 thobin wrote:
What is the status of this game, have we seen all that we are going to see in regards to Orks, the supplements, cards, aircraft and anti air? I got started late in the game and GW sucks at supporting stuff that is not core 40k so I payed a pretty penny to catch up. OR Is this another Battle Fleet Gothic. I mean 2 years then it's all out of stock indefinitely!?!?

TA
Who knows at this point.

GW are currently supporting the game, we've got Orks, Imperials and Tau now. The Orks have as many aircraft as they had back in the original game (the one Forge World released over a decade ago) so I wouldn't expect anything for Orks any time soon. It'd be nice if they had a dedicated transport aircraft, but they never used to have one. As far as the Imperials are concerned, their range is pretty filled out now. Tau is on the slim side, once the Remora comes out they'll have models for everything that currently has rules, but back in the original game they also had Orcas and Mantas.

As much as I love my tiny planes, the game seems pretty dead. Obviously it's hard to tell with Coronavirus, but after the initial Orks/Imperial release it seemed like no one was playing it locally in my area (one store owner commented that I was the only person who had bought anything for it, and another store chose not to carry it at all) and there's only a handful of people that post on Dakka about AI, so I'm assuming after an initial sales spike it's maybe died out.

So I'm not expecting a long term support. I think GW need to hurry up and fix some of the rules issues and try and push it as a competitor to X-Wing.

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The piece meal release doesn't help with sales, you think they would know this. My Orks have been on the back burner for love as long as I can remember. I had hope and got real excited with the new vehicles and Speed Freaks. Then to have the rug yanked out again. Now this, I don't know why I even bother with their crap!

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there's always orktober this year....






i couldn't type that with a straight face.

I love the game but they really need to get on the ball for more factions. There are 3 others that play @ my flgs so the game has that going for it at least.
   
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It's encouraging if you've got a few people playing. The Tau vs Imperial set came out just before my city was locked down for covid, I'm hoping after we reopen (if it ever bloody happens) there will be some people playing it.

But yeah, I was put off the rules somewhat as although the game is very similar to the original Forge World rules, a few key changes has drastically changed how the game plays and not for the better.
   
 
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