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What’s the best way to get rid of the lines on this leg and the mark, and the plastic bits sticking out from the backpacks which I cut out of the sprue?

 

I have the citadel mouldline remover and files but not sure they’re the right tools. 

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3 hours ago, MattKB said:

What’s the best way to get rid of the lines on this leg and the mark, and the plastic bits sticking out from the backpacks which I cut out of the sprue?

 

I have the citadel mouldline remover and files but not sure they’re the right tools. 

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Use the edge of the mould line remover. When I first got one I thought I had to use the flat side, like a file. 

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Thanks. I’ve done a reasonable job on the leg, looks a bit scuffed but I’ve used a thin file and it seems ok, I hope paint will cover it. 
 

For the backpack it’s impossible to get the mouldline remover in. I’ve tried using the citadel files and filed one down, not sure it was the most efficient method. 

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It's in a hard to see part of the mini, so what I would do there (and take this advice with a big caveat of "careful now!") is brush a small amount of Tamiya Extra Thin Cement onto that area. Because plastic cement actually melts the plastic, you can smooth out bumpy areas if you're careful. And I do mean careful, as you can melt details if it runs everywhere!

 

I've been painting for just over a year now (not including some dabbling in my teens), and I've been thinking about the amount of minis I have accumulated, and perhaps painting them for eBay sale rather than just leaving them either gathering dust or selling them unpainted. I've gathered all of them in appropriate groups, and I've knocked up the most efficient recipe I can think of in order to present them at what I would call "Battle Ready Plus". I don't think I would have the gall to call them "Parade Ready", as I'm still learning, but looking at eBay I think I can manage something much better (or at least more consistent) than a lot of what is being offered.

 

I mean, this is a pretty extreme example, but this guy wants £80 for what he calls a "Parade Ready" mini:

 

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Talking of mould lines, he's taken a pretty big chunk out of this backpack!

 

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Now I would never, ever criticise a model painted to any standard for personal use - but this is for £££, and it is, frankly, appalling. I was thinking of asking maybe £40-£50 for a group of three models painted to a much higher standard than that. I especially object to their use of "Parade ready" in the description. It's not even based! Most people don't have the gall to say that, and just say "Well painted", or even simply "Painted". This is much better for example, but also it isn't pretending to be something it's not:

 

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So I guess I have a question - do any of you guys flip your painted minis on eBay or elsewhere, or do any of you paint specifically to sell? I realise it's probably not worth it if you factor in the time spent, but I'm kinda enjoying the organised approach to it, I'm going to learn a lot painting in batches anyway, and in theory I'll make some folk happy who want to buy something half decent they can play with, for a lot less than £80!

 

Thoughts generally?

 

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Funny enough, the other day I noticed the prices they were going for whilst looking for some cheap test models before I started grabbing the Imperium mags.

 

Etsy's the other place - paint jobs I wouldn't call particularly special (and some even sub-par) going for £60 at a minimum. Some sub-par jobs on the bigger models around £120 :o

 

I don't know much about the going rate (or even if there is one), and I would never feel comfortable asking anyone to pay for something I'd buggered up by slapping paint on, but some people clearly have no issue with it - I mean that Captain is not parade ready! Unless it's the parade for the local village fete?

 

edit: I mean, Jesus H. Christ!

 

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At that price you guys with the skills on here must be living in mansions and driving fast cars!

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I don’t paint for profit. But I do have a bad habit of starting a project / army and then binning it off so I’ve sold 3 armies on eBay and made more then I paid for the models. But that’s really just to make room for the next, soon to be abandoned project. I always make a point of showing pics of each model and normally call them high tabletop standard rather than “pro painted” or whatever. 

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I think it’d be next to impossible to make a profit given the man hours anyway. I’m thinking more of a sort of service that clears my pile of shame, helps me practice, and represents something that’s decent for a reasonable price. Like, if I couldn’t or had no interest in painting, but I had £50, what would be a reasonable standard I’d pay for.

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I never made much money off ebay and instead used it as a way to pick up commission clients. Even if I could make more money by selling quickly painted shite I couldn't be bothered with all of the crap that comes with ebay selling, the offers that amount to little more than the cost of the model and the ever tightening grip of ebay's algorithm. I like the easy life and would rather have less in the bank than put up with that nonsense again.

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7 hours ago, MattKB said:

My primer doesn’t appear to have gone on as smooth as I’d hoped 

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Shouldn't matter too much to be honest. Solid base coat will smooth things out fine really. I've definitely painted over worse throughout the years ;)

 

People get far too hung up on this sort of thing. Honestly - 50% of the time I don't now bother with primers at all. Only time I tend to do it would be over metal, and only on plastic when there's so much sodding detail on it, I need the spray to actually see what the hell's going on :P

 

Resin's always a bit odd - so many different types of resin used. Some take paint much better than others, but I'll mostly prime that just to be on the safe side!

 

 

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On 24/10/2021 at 08:28, MattKB said:

My primer doesn’t appear to have gone on as smooth as I’d hoped 

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I don’t think that really matters so much with marines. Aren’t they wearing ceramic armor anyway? Be weird if it was glossy. They really are such beautiful models, it’s shocking - they even went to the trouble of adding mould lines on the top of the helmet and PAC

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Yeah I noticed the helmet mould lines after. Still for a first attempt I’m fairly happy. Just done two base coats today, in awe of the standard on here but I’m hoping that the vast amount of tips and vids I’ve watched has helped. 
 

First time trying anything like this. 

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On 24/10/2021 at 12:56, The Bag said:

My titan project is done, with all the random bits I added cause they look cool it’s probably not game legal but that was never the point for me.

 

I wanted to capture the look of titans which have been involved in battle - dirty, scared, and worn.  And for the bases I wanted a grimy urban winter drawing inspiration from things like Stalingrad.

 

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Beautiful stuff. 

A collection worthy of White Dwarf. Send them photos.

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On 22/10/2021 at 22:57, Spatial said:

Funny enough, the other day I noticed the prices they were going for whilst looking for some cheap test models before I started grabbing the Imperium mags.

 

Etsy's the other place - paint jobs I wouldn't call particularly special (and some even sub-par) going for £60 at a minimum. Some sub-par jobs on the bigger models around £120 :o

 

I don't know much about the going rate (or even if there is one), and I would never feel comfortable asking anyone to pay for something I'd buggered up by slapping paint on, but some people clearly have no issue with it - I mean that Captain is not parade ready! Unless it's the parade for the local village fete?

 

edit: I mean, Jesus H. Christ!

 

I was looking for Confrontation models on ebay a while ago and came across one Fianna. I can't remember the price, but it was high and justified it because it "pro paint".

 

The below is the listed model against the studio model. Can you guess which is which?

 

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I'm having my first battle against the death guard tomorrow.  I've only played twice before. 

 

I play as the 1000 sons -

I've got Ahriman 

2x5 rubric marines

1x5 occult terminators 

Infernal master

Cult of Time

 

Any tips?

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What’s that in points / power? 500?
Death guard are very tough but very slow. Play the objectives, you might struggle to kill them. Use your magic for mortal wounds. 

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700 points.

Doombolt used to half movement speed but it doesn't say that in my 9th addition. 

 

What objectives are good for 1000 sons - I've kinda got a grip on what my guys can do but don't really understand the secondary objectives but do know they are key to winning games.

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On 27/10/2021 at 21:55, And said:

What’s that in points / power? 500?
Death guard are very tough but very slow. Play the objectives, you might struggle to kill them. Use your magic for mortal wounds. 

 

I won! All of my tactics were pretty much pointless or luck and some lucky rolls on smite completely saved me - but still I'll take it!

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Nice! You’ve got that spidery thin highlight on the weapon shafts perfect. 
 

I’m nearly finished with Lady Olynder. Just got the vines, hourglass, chest etc to do, and put some grass and skulls on the base (which I just realised is the wrong size - I used the Celestant Prime base in error)

 

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It’s easily the flimsiest model I’ve ever painted. I swear, if her wrist snaps one more time…

 

 

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