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Tabletop Warhammer?

Discussion in 'Tabletop Games, Wargaming and Scale Modelling.' started by Arcimbaldo, Apr 4, 2011.

  1. Pookie Bear

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    I signed up to the Dark Sphere order list, and they offered me one. Got lucky, I guess.
    Once I have it, I'll decide what to do with it. It might be enough to convince my wife to join in!
    Doubt it though.
     
  2. McGraw

    Wise Guy

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    they look amazing but the mould lines on the far right Golem needs sorting
     
  3. Pookie Bear

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    There's way worse than that :D

    Turns out I don't have the time for anything any more - let alone mould lines!
     
  4. bushmins

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    I despise edge highlighting. I'm a dry brush and then shade/Matt varnish kinda guy.
     
  5. Warbie

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    Getting my grimdark on.

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    The plan is to have a 2 level 4*4 table done - just need to pull my finger out!
     
  6. Dis86

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    @Warbie love it. How did you get that mottled texture?
     
  7. katana6434

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    That looks great. As above, interested in the technique you used :)
     
  8. CraigN

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    had an interesting bring your big guns game today. Friends son wanted to put his Necrons on the table too.

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  9. Warbie

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    Cheers guys. If by mottled texture you mean the panels on the dome, I used chipping fluid and an airbrush. Darker layer, spray chipping fluid, lighter layer, then activate with water and flake off some of the paint with a brush exposing the darker paint beneath. Check out hairspray technique on youtube if you've not tried it (I prefer using AKs fluid tho). After than it was stippling in rust and then caking the whole thing in oils and washing away with white spirits and cotton buds. Then in with washes. It's relatively easy and quick and pretty fun. Makes lots of mess! Let me know if you want more specifics re. exactly what products were used and when. There's shed load more to do so could do some progress pics along the way.

    That's a lot of big toys on one board. Looks great man.
     
  10. Dis86

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    @Warbie yeah the panels. A progress set would be great. It's the exact type of weathering I'm a fan of but never quite got it right myself.
     
  11. katana6434

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    @Dis86 , I agree ;).

    @Warbie , if you could elaborate a bit that would be greatly appreciated. Any progress pics would be amazing. Will check on Youtube as well.

    I would love to try somehting very similar on some of my Necromunda scenary.
     
  12. Warbie

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    @Dis86 / @katana6434

    Do you guys have an airbrush? The metal can be done without one but not the panels.
     
  13. katana6434

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    Yes I do...

    Although i haven't used it for a while lol. Don't have the space but I am planing on rectifying that pretty soon, so shouldn't be a problem.
     
  14. Dis86

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    Yup
     
  15. katana6434

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    Just seen these on Kickstarter. A bit expensive for what they are but a good idea.

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/droptop/droptop-by-drtabletop

    I know quite a few people that transfer the paint to dropper style bottles, which is cheaper to do than these generally, but can be messy and time consuming. Gives people an option...

    Now, GW will change their paint bottles lol
     
  16. BUDFORCE

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    Yea I use a pipette to do it, it is messy though you end up losing a bit of the paint it's pretty unavoidable.
     
  17. Warbie

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    @Dis86 / @katana6434 - here's a quick how-to https://imgur.com/a/yjFG0Yq

    This is just to get to a decent stage pretty quick and get things on the table. There's loads of scope to go in later and pick out the cables, lights, pipes, add verdigris etc.

    I made two mistakes this time round - one coat too many with the lighter grey (I think it looks better when the difference in colours on the panels is more subtle) and had a brain fart and sprayed rust onto the panels when it should have been streaking grime. Most of it came off, but it left a slightly different hue. It's not that noticeable and does the job :)
     
  18. katana6434

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    @Warbie Thanks for that, much appreciated.. I'll have a proper look when I get home.
     
  19. katana6434

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  20. Pookie Bear

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    I grabbed two just to round out my Sequitors as I had a strange number - and a little squad of Chainrasps might be nice for a horde type event in D&D :)