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Aluco

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  1. Reluctant as I am to give assholes traffic. What are you talking about here? I am curious enough to hold my nose and glance 'tween split fingers before nauseously checking out. Good alternative to that toxic exposure would be a description sufficient to put me off looking for real.
  2. Also, you might be able to get back issues, on an individual basis, directly from Hatchette. I picked up a few back issues of Mortal Realms that way. Some months after they were released too. Including some of the really popular ones. Don't take that for granted though. Pre-order is more guaranteed.
  3. I agree. Though my usual style is on the warmer side. I think the difference is that the sprays aimed at contrast paints have a smoother finish, so the contrast paints over them separate more than they do over the normal base sprays. More contrast is the result. The downside is the adherence is reduced, so handling can rub your contrast paints of the edges you touch. Handle lightly and minimally. Then varnish to protect your work. When it comes to the Wraithbone in a pot, I think it is one of GW's weaker paints. It has a funny consistency, watery and slick in a way that is less easy to handle than the near equivalents like Ushabti Bone and Screaming Skull. I use it only for touch up where my contrast paints have spread too far. And even there I am unsure if it is the best way to get a result.
  4. Good choice for swift painting too. You can cover most of them quite easily and then focus on the fun stuff. Classic Method: Zandri Dust spray followed by a Seraphim Sepia wash is a solid start. Highlight with Ushabti Bone and then Screaming skull. Contrast Method (Super quick): Wraithbone spray. Skeleton Horde over that. (Maybe create a pot with a 1:1 mix of Skeleton Horde and Contrast Medium if you prefer a lighter bone shade). Then you can just spend your time on the armour and weapons which is more fun. And that is probably mostly where your colour choices will be your own. Don't forget to come and show us how you get on. I look forward to seeing what colours you choose.
  5. You are very good. And it is clear to see for everyone. But you see where you could be better. That is not a flaw but a strength. Chase it. It is the only way to live.
  6. Another AT fan, and near by to me in Bristol too. Maybe we should arrange a get together when this pandemic has subsided sufficiently. I have this Legio Atarus and House Vironii force painted up: With more knights on the table to finish. And I have started a Legio Fureans force with these sweet pups: And a Warlord in progress. I should get on with the painting.
  7. Love it¡ I am glad I am not the only Adeptus Titanicus fan here. I look forward to hearing of you God Machine's success. Engine Kill! I must now get back to mine. I assembled and leadbealchered a load of Knights a while back that need a proper painting.
  8. Very sad news. He used to come to my old wargames club in Newark back in the 80s on rare occasions. I had the privilege of playing games with him a couple of times. He was very encouraging to my teenage self and my mate. I think he may have introduced me to ASL. Memory fades. We all get old.
  9. Guy in the model shop showed me how to fix this. Super simple: Light a match and hold it to the tube. That will burn away the blockage.
  10. That Adeptus Titanicus box has mostly been painted. It is the empty box... Filled with miniatures from other places that are yet to be painted.
  11. Mine has slotted nicely into my pile of shame: I need to complete a few things on my desk first but will no doubt be pulling it out shortly.
  12. Same here. Looking forward to it arriving. What are we all painting first?
  13. I'm interested. I play Warcry a bit and have a bunch of models from those ranges that could be used in the game.
  14. I am on holiday (at home) so have been assembling Forge World Adeptus Mechanicum Knights. I fear it may be too ambitious to complete a dueling pair by month end though.
  15. A surprising amount of detail on them: Lots of studs and dangly bits. And this chaps piercings: I got the nose ring but that skull cap is held on with skin piercings. My eyesight and brush control is not good enough to pick them out.
  16. Rippa's Snarlfangs are all done: I have really enjoyed these guys, although the took a long time. Brilliant minis with a proper old school classic goblin vibe.
  17. Call of Cthulhu is brilliant but a very different style of game, so make sure you players know what the style is beforehand or you may struggle. CoC tends to be very investigation oriented. SO mostly it is visiting creepy places or talking to weird folk and trying to piece together what on earth (or elsewhere) is going on. It is best when the setting (usually 1920s) is leaned on heavily to contribute to the atmosphere. Another important point is that it it not really about the combat, which is deadly. If the players approach encounters like D&D adventurers, you scenario will be very short. There is a thread about it here.
  18. Mostly contrast paints yes. But then some highlights on the tips of the fur because they ended up a bit too dark. I preferred that lighter touch I managed with these guys thich were almost all contrast. All five took almost no time for a really good result.
  19. I really like that green for the Storm cast Davros. I refreshing muted change from much of what is out there. A style I prefer to the more exaggerated house style at GW. My latest effort has taken me ages. This set of minis are amazing classic sculpts. But they do have a surprising amount of fiddly detail that too a fair bit of revision to resolve. I am pleased with the result but wonder what I could do if I did it again. Life is too short.
  20. Without prejudice, I like the left side more. So I suspect it is not about pushing the highlights further. Perhaps it is about pushing the darks a bit more instead. One to be careful with there. Loving your work here. It might inspire me to join in with an Adeptus Titanic's Knight. I have left myself a tight time window there though.
  21. I would like to go if I can. I'll keep the weekend free, but not book anything. Go for a day if it happens. Fingers crossed.
  22. No worries about me missing out this time. Just promise to put updates here so I can enjoy it vicariously. Have fun! And post updates.
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