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Last Remaining Whole C'Tan

Pleasant Valley, Iowa

So, my Zuzzy battlemat arrived yesterday.

I don't think I really realized how big 4 feet by 6 feet is until I unfurled this thing. It smells very strongly of latex, by the way - all reports are this fades quickly. Not yet, though. I can't complain since it is made out of latex, it would be like bitching that my pizza tastes like cheese.

I got a pair of folding tables, which are 2.5x6 feet, and fold into 2.5x3 foot squares. That makes them fit in my car OK. On the plus side, they have a little carrying handle. On the down side, the latches to keep them closed while carrying them are terribly done and won't stay closed at all on one table. I don't think I'll be moving these much, so not too much of a problem, but worth mentioning.

So far I have set up the tables, and I laid it out. No priming according to the painting instructions, so I have them a base color of 75% reddish brown and 25% burnt sienna with my airbrush. I'm using cheap acrylic paint from Michaels (or maybe Hobby Lobby) - it's like $1.79 for a tube thats 4x bigger then the standard issue paint pots. It's not as deeply pigmented as hobby paint, but it works great on some colors, and I use it whenever I paint anything bulky (like terrain or bases) or that needs to be plain black (like base rims). I watered the paint down quite a bit, even for an airbrush, and did an intentionally uneven coat.

Here are the first 2 WIP shots, which are unfortunately blurry since I didn't bring my tripod down to the basement with me (I will next time).

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Zuzzy Terra-Flex WIP 1

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Zuzzy Terra-Flex WIP 1B

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Inside your mind, corrupting the pathways

Wow, not seen these mats before. Great idea

Can't wait to see how you paint it up.

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Stabbin' Skarboy

Malmoe, Sweden

Looks promising

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Lead-Footed Trukkboy Driver

Lake Stevens, WA

The smell will fade, but it takes some time. I got mine in January, and that 'new car smell' was pretty strong for about a month and a half. As the weather warms up, I imagine that will speed the process.

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