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611_sqd
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Friday, January 06, 2012 - 09:53 PM UTC
I got into mini's through RPG's when I was a kid. I painted a lot of 28mm and still paint the odd one. A few 32mm, but I have moved to 54mm and up now whenever I can. At the end of the day its just personal preference and you have to paint what you enjoy no matter the scale. Painting a mini I am not into is like...blah
endrju007
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Wojewodztwo Podkarpackie, Poland
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Posted: Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - 07:59 PM UTC
Since the KitMaker Network gallery server is as slow as it can be I was simply not able to create an official gallery for you.
Due to this fact I created account on Photobucket for us to use.
Go to http://Photobucket.com and sign in using:
username: hfcampaigns
password: password
There are catalogues for our running campaings - feel free to use them.
nico37
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Indre-et-Loire, France
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Posted: Friday, January 13, 2012 - 12:53 AM UTC
Hi all,

i began the painting work, so here are the pics:

firstable, the base (Humbrol):




Then i used artists oils, i just dis the skin (is it to yellow ?), the vest and the trousers:







As the paint is not my strongest skill, tell me anything bad you see.
Cheers
nico
611_sqd
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Friday, January 13, 2012 - 01:04 AM UTC
Coming together well mate. If I had to say anything i`d say the coat looks a little shiny.
nico37
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Indre-et-Loire, France
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Posted: Friday, January 13, 2012 - 01:50 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Coming together well mate. If I had to say anything i`d say the coat looks a little shiny.



You're absolutely right, i diluted to much the humbrol; but now it's painted and no more shiny (no pic available, sorry...)
611_sqd
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Friday, January 13, 2012 - 07:18 AM UTC
Clint is almost finished and I will be happy to see him done and out of my hair. I found 6 dead Space Marines this morning and all he would tell me is that they wouldn't apologize to his donkey. Its costing me a fortune in mini's.

It technically is finished. Though I keep debating whether to do more on the base and tree.




611_sqd
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Thursday, January 19, 2012 - 02:26 AM UTC
Just your friendly neighborhood Campaign lead checking in to see how everyone is doing.
nico37
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Indre-et-Loire, France
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Posted: Thursday, January 19, 2012 - 03:01 AM UTC
Hi all,

Aaron: your "Man with non name" looks good enough, the base too, if you're fed up with him, no need to past more time on.....don't take any other risk for you space marines....thought i didn't know they were vulnerable to a six shots gun...maybe they needed a little more training !

So mine is not at all finish, here is an update, i painted the coat...no more shiny:








And the begining of the paint for the saloon floor, engraved in a styren sheet:



Cheers
nico
611_sqd
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Saturday, January 21, 2012 - 01:12 AM UTC
The only thing I am going to do is add a little putty around the base of the tree and then some dirt as there is a gap there, otherwise I am pretty happy with him. The clothing is fine and the face (washed out by the flash) is quite good for me. I still have lots to learn but I'm slowly getting there.
611_sqd
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Saturday, January 21, 2012 - 01:12 AM UTC
The coat looks much better now Nico.
611_sqd
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Sunday, January 22, 2012 - 03:29 AM UTC
Added some putty and then covered it over. This one is done. Found a note on a dead Tau, Blondie said its addressed to Idiots, its for you.

I have never a mini thats been as abusive as this one. I have put him on a shelf all by himself so he doesn't kill any of my other figures.

Painting wise I was pretty happy with it. Where I wasn't happy its mainly been my mistake. Not paying enough attention, slipping etc. I did some with Humbrol and I did like the look, what I didn't like with the Humbrol was they are not as easy to do touch ups on as the acrylics. But the pants look nice and they are Humbrol.

I will of course be around to help/answer questions if people have them on the campaign.

I am looking forward to seeing everyones work.

HARV has chosen a cool box set that could make up into a really nice diorama.





HARV
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Wyoming, United States
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Posted: Sunday, January 22, 2012 - 10:26 AM UTC
Well I finally sat down today and got started on my project.



I want to show a Sioux warrior that has stopped to pick up yet another trophy from the battle field. He has already picked up a rifle and ammunition belt along with a troopers tunic that he is wearing. I might add a bugle in place of the hat. I plan on scratch building a quiver with a bow and some arrows. I also plan on making a bone handled knife in a sheath and maybe a war club of some kind.

Anyway that is all for now. I hope to have another in-progress photo soon.

Thanks,
Randy
611_sqd
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Posted: Sunday, January 22, 2012 - 10:37 AM UTC
Coming along nicely mate.
HARV
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Wyoming, United States
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Posted: Sunday, January 29, 2012 - 11:20 AM UTC
Here are a couple of in-progress photos of my project.





This was the first time I have painted a horse. So I started with it to see if the project was worth pursuing if I goofed it up. I don't think it turned out too bad for my first one. I decided to have the warrior picking up a saber instead of the hat. I decided to have the warrior and the horse facing the same direction as if they both see the same thing such as the action of the battle. Now I just need to get started on the warrior.

That is all for now.

Thanks,
Randy
nico37
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Indre-et-Loire, France
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Posted: Sunday, January 29, 2012 - 07:25 PM UTC
Hi Harv,

very nice start, the horse looks good.
It's a good choice to make them looking in the same direction.
I will look forward.
Cheers
nico
611_sqd
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Saturday, February 18, 2012 - 08:19 AM UTC
Just checking in to see how everyone is doing.
HARV
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Posted: Sunday, February 19, 2012 - 02:13 AM UTC
I scratch built a quiver, a bow and some arrows to place on my figures back. I hope to get it attached to the figured today and get some basic painting started. I should have another in-progress photo to post soon.

Randy
nico37
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Indre-et-Loire, France
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Posted: Sunday, February 19, 2012 - 08:02 PM UTC
Hi,

the gunman painting is on stand-by as well as the girl sculpting (near to finish), i wanted to finish more urgent projects but i will come back to it soon.

cheers
nico
611_sqd
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Posted: Monday, February 20, 2012 - 10:52 AM UTC
Sounds good to me
HARV
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Posted: Sunday, February 26, 2012 - 08:18 AM UTC
A couple more in-progress photos.





I still have a long way to go but I thought I would show where I am at with my project.

Thanks,
Randy
611_sqd
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Posted: Sunday, February 26, 2012 - 08:22 AM UTC
Love the horse mate
endrju007
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Wojewodztwo Podkarpackie, Poland
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Posted: Sunday, February 26, 2012 - 11:54 PM UTC
Horse looks great! I love the way you've painted it. How did you painted all those dots? (please tell me you didn't paint them one by one... )
HARV
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Posted: Monday, February 27, 2012 - 05:43 AM UTC

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Love the horse mate




Quoted Text

Horse looks great! I love the way you've painted it. How did you painted all those dots? (please tell me you didn't paint them one by one... )



Thank you Aaron and Andrzej. This is the first time that I have painted a horse. I am actually pleased with the end result myself. It isn't perfect but not too bad for a first timer. I painted it with three different colors, light gray, dark gray and black. They were actually spray cans and I held them back from the horse when I sprayed to get the speckled look. I didn't know if it would work or not but it actually worked pretty well. Now I am working on the figure and hopefully it will turn out decent. I am not a figure or animal modeler or painter so they are usually lacking in appearance. I have already changed the warrior's face paint from what is shown in the picture. I also scratch built a bone handled knife and a sheath and added it to the belt. I also have some reins made up that I will attach once I have everything mounted on the base. I hope to get some ground work done on the base this week as well.

Thank you again for the kind words.

Randy
nico37
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Indre-et-Loire, France
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Posted: Friday, March 09, 2012 - 10:21 PM UTC
Hi all,

Randy i really like the horse painting and the warrior yellow face, making him very impressive for opponents.

Here is a little update from my fig (hat, boots and rifle):





cheers
nico
611_sqd
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Friday, March 09, 2012 - 11:15 PM UTC
That's really coming together well.