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Games Workshop, An Appreciation Thread


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Thanks mate. It was an hour here an hour there over those weeks, fitted in around work and child care.  I had a week off, so managed to fit in a whole day at one point, and spent it painting then individually shading and highlighting all the bloody leaves! That was probably the most time-consuming part of the process though.

 

I'm chuffed with how it came out though. At a point where I think I've gone backwards a little bit, it was good to do something I was really pleased with.

 

I entered it into a local painting competition at the GW store in town and came dead last again. The winner was an eleven year old kid.

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@feltmonkey I don't know a great deal about GW, but my impression is that unless you produce stuff in the 'house style' you haven't a chance. That style being very high contrast, very primary coloured, with a shed load of highlighting/edge highlighting.  Naturalism is definitely frowned upon.

 

Completely unfair, but that's definitely the way it seems to be.  Are there other comps you can enter?  It's unfair to be judged on criteria like that.  It's like CAMRA rating an amazing keg IPA as shite simply because it's not cask, y'know? 

 

 

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It's fine really. It's only a little local thing, and the prizes tend to be photocopied certificates rather than actual plastic crack or anything. The way they do it is stick all the entries in a glass cabinet and ask everyone in the shop on the Saturday to vote for their favorite. I think the kid came in with a few members of her family who all voted for her entry. I was pleased she won.  To be honest there was some nice stuff in there, it's not as if my treeguy was the outstanding entry or anything. I just think it's funny that I keep coming last. 

 

Cheers for the kind comments guys.

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Thinking logically about it - If the usual patrons of games workshop are voting then a beautiful tree is not going to win. 

 

Not it unless it's covered in tits and chainsaw guns. 

 

Have you got a chainsaw boob tree you can enter? 

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Yeah those GW compos are always the same, the kid with the most mates seems to win most of the time, in my local store we have a stunningly good painter who normally cleans up the votes, followed by the kid with all the mates.

 

I've got back into painting recently after I cancelled my WoW subscription, will post up some stuff soon, doing a large model at the mo that's taking a lot of time, eager to stick it all together as the component parts are looking good.

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I love the 40k lore really. It's all utterly silly, but I still love it :P

 

I have to say I'm incredibly tempted to pick up the new box sets (the ones for this Fall of Cadia thing which is going on - something I have no understanding of!). Really want to paint 'em, but hopefully with the benefit of selling them off when done for a bit of extra money!

 

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I managed to pick up a box of the new Dwarf Giants from a local toy shop today for £20. However, I just checked in on eBay and one auction was at several bids for over £80. Likewise, people are demanding £50 plus for the new dice and even more for the new pitch. It's been years since I played Warhammer, but what the bloody hell's going on?

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This is the large painting project I was on about, got it for my birthday in Sept but took until now to pluck up the courage to attempt it. Was not as bad as I thought, makes me want to try some more large models. Excuse the pics, found out today the Mrs had a light box but I couldn't work out how to set the spotlights up properly yet.

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On 04/02/2017 at 21:39, JoeK said:

I love the 40k lore really. It's all utterly silly, but I still love it :P

 

I have to say I'm incredibly tempted to pick up the new box sets (the ones for this Fall of Cadia thing which is going on - something I have no understanding of!). Really want to paint 'em, but hopefully with the benefit of selling them off when done for a bit of extra money!

 

 

I've read all the HH series over the last year or so but what 40k books are good. Not a fan of Bolter porn though. 

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9 minutes ago, Oracle said:

 

I've read all the HH series over the last year or so but what 40k books are good. Not a fan of Bolter porn though. 

 

I've not gone so far down the rabbit hole with regards to the books - I liked the first few HH ones, but it's all become a little bit bloated!

 

As for the regular age stuff, I've not read any I'm afraid!

 

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On 30 January 2017 at 13:15, The Hierophant said:

 

 

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With all the kerfluffle going on regarding fur on miniatures, we here at Reaper Miniatures would like to issue a brief statement regarding this deeply troubling issue.

 

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In the same vein, none of the leather textures on our models should be construed as leather, rather they should be interpreted as Naugahyde, or simply pleather. Nor should any flesh be considered flesh, but Soylent Green.
 

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Just preparing my Blood Bowl teams. Not that bothered about painting them so just twisted the Humans of their sprues with no problem, but the Orcs were a nightmare - really badly designed - so used a craft knife. Still managed to destroy one of them - there are two orcs with only one foot on the base slot and cutting it off the sprue just broke it clean off. Took me about ten minutes to put a couple of them together too, because they weren't very flush. 

 

Sigh, sad smiley etc. Need to find some glue now.

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I didn't find there to be any problem with the Blood Bowl miniatures at all.  In fact I was hugely impressed with how well they went together.  I think the problem might be the methods you were using to get them off the sprues.  They're big miniatures, and the connection areas to the sprues are consequently a big larger too, so trying to twist them off or cut them with a craft knife is going to cause problems.  You need to get yourself a cheap pair of clippers.  Anyway, fingers crossed you can fix them with a bit of glue.  You could dispense with the slotta bit entirely on the ones that snapped off them and just glue the bottom of their feet straight to the base.

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Yeah, just to be clear, I twisted the humans off with no problem. The orcs were clearly not twistable so I used a very sharp knife; but two of the six models only have one very small point of contact with the base tab, which seems like a pretty poor design decision to me (from a structural point of view anyway - dunno about the design of the sprue itself).

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Here's the latest addition to my Age of Sigmar army.  She's a magic elf.  She's also a Citadel Finecast model, so easily the worst cast I've ever painted.  She had air bubbles everywhere, I had to try to fill them or just shave them off.  There were literally dozens of them - I had to fix every one of the leaf and flower buds, and she had a hole where her nose should have been.  I basically sculpted the nose you see on this mini, which is why the face looks pretty bad.

 

I painted her pretty fast, in a single afternoon, so some of the blends aren't as good as I would have hoped.

 

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