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Druid Warder





Thanks for commenting, Meer_Cat and Syro. There isn't much I'd like to change in the scheme - except to wish I had a more steady hand lately. My problem is with their bases. I am afraid they will have to wait until I finally get a playing mat to use as an "inspiration" for the final design.

OK, three more down from the undercoated pile. Many, many more to go...


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Lone Wolf Sentinel Pilot






Years before Games Workshop released their 'textured surface' paint colors, Regimental Colours in Great Britain made a product called Base-Tex, they were much the same thing. Some folks made their own by adding vermiculite or sand to paint and mixing, but I could never get the consistency right and didn't mind paying for Base-Tex. Not sure if they're still around or not.

All that to say, you might could paint the bases with a textured paint, either light grey or a medium brown (burnt umber, perhaps), hit it with some darker wash and then drybrush some highlights. That might give you a generic appearing base that would be good for terrain fights or urban.

_Or_ scribe lines in the bases with a heated hobby knife blade to simulate spaceship decking!

Great figures all around!

"He fears his fate too much, or his desserts are small, who will not put it to a single touch; to win- or lose- it all."

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Ship's Officer






The Land of the Rising Sun

You have surely inspired me with your Enforcers. I will have to keep painting mine (and the 100 plague zombies…)

M.

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Druid Warder





Glad to be of service, Miguelsan! Enforcers aren't bad as models, but they do need an inspiration to move past the first 10...

Another three enforcers down the list. I have three more primed, so after them, perhaps, I should swap the subject to something else to avoid the inevitable boredom of sameness.



Yes, Meer_Cat, textured paints are an interesting subject. I still have some "sandy" ones from the local hobby shop, but they are good to roughen up flat surfaces, not to create patterns, that are expected in the cities of the future or on spaceship decks. Right now I am looking more towards getting some of these pre-scratched steel templates that make it easier to cut masking tape into shapes and stripes that can then be transferred onto bases for spray-painting. I've mixed a few dirty iron and steel paints and added to them useless transfer bits to make first few bases, but not knowing what the gaming surface will be, I am more than a bit afraid to continue. But then... I could get some really parrot-spotty mats from local Deep Cut Studio, nothing would look too bright on these...


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Lone Wolf Sentinel Pilot






I actually like those bases in the photo quite a bit- and I think they'd blend with a lot of playing surfaces.

"He fears his fate too much, or his desserts are small, who will not put it to a single touch; to win- or lose- it all."

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I don't remember the texture in earlier pics, but now I'm confused about the bases. Are there any sci-fi textures that came on the bases, or is that all hand painted on? They remind me a bit of the textures sci-fi bases from Sedition Wars, except for the numbered ones which are a nice touch.

   
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Druid Warder





Meer_Cat wrote:I actually like those bases in the photo quite a bit- and I think they'd blend with a lot of playing surfaces.

Thank You, Meer_Cat, I'v trying. I'd go to our underground club to check them against some table mats there, but I have neither time nor health, so poor paper background and hope is all I do have now.
Syro_ wrote:I don't remember the texture in earlier pics, but now I'm confused about the bases. Are there any sci-fi textures that came on the bases, or is that all hand painted on? They remind me a bit of the textures sci-fi bases from Sedition Wars, except for the numbered ones which are a nice touch.

Unfortunately, no textures. So far it all hand painted with some decals added on to the flat Renedra bases. I drew inspiration from Deep Cet Studio table mats and some of the flat painted bases on Dakka gallery. But! While thinking about pre-scratching bases for future painting, I was looking for texture paints and this is what I've found - looks better than the usual sand-and-mortar acrylics: MIG Jimenes stuff, one and two Two different grades, premixed and even colored. If I can justify paying shipping from Spain, I'll definitely get them!

Last three enforcers from now and two previously painted but now with bases done. No more enforcers for a month or two...



And a test zombie. Not happy with her, will be thinking about something weirder...


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The zombie looks good to me, but maybe if you decide on an odd color for it’s eyes to help set it just a bit more apart from just a person who drank from their brush pot instead of their coffee mug. Maybe a vibrant yellow to really make it pop

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
 
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