Wednesday, December 18, 2013

X-Wing update

Just a shot of the current collection.

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Friday, December 6, 2013

Eiji the Samurai pt. 5

After the wash I highlighted him with a wetblending method using a wet palette. I have done better faces but the intention here is to make a decent model quick. :)
One session per tutorial of about 15-25 minutes each, I call that fast painting with a good result. :)

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Friday, November 29, 2013

Rome campaign test play

Yesterday I tried out the DBA rules with my addition of commander stands. It worked fine and the only real bummer was that the table was too large. We started a bit further away from each other to give more room for manouvering before the clash, but it was too great I think.

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Eiji the Samurai pt. 4

After washing.

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Thursday, November 28, 2013

Eiji the Samurai pt. 3

A bit of block painting before the big wash..

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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Dba Celts/Britons

Enter the Celts, with a whopping 22 warbands they will be a tough nut to crack for the Romans.
I will try them with a point system variant for Dba this thursday at the club, and wait with hail caesar until I have time to learn the rules.. there is a Bushido tournament this weekend!

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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Roman army!

After reading a few books by Simon Scarrow, and getting halfway in the first historical book of five regarding the Roman empire I decided to dig up my roman and celtic dba armies.
As I think Hail Caesar is a great set of rules I am basing the models to be able to play both dba and HC.
This evening I finished the Romans, next will be the Celts/Britons, then there will be a lot of painting to do..

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Bushido board pt 8

The waterfall is taking shape, I started with a thin string of cotton, and some small drops of superglue. Then some more cotton, and a lot more superglue, to finish this stage I poured the last of Vallejos still water over the fall, to give the glossy, wet look. When I get more of the modeling water I will add a bit more to the fall as well as fluff up the foamy blob at the bottom.
An idéa that worked quite well so far!

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Bushido board pt 7

I made some fishes in green stuff, painted and placed them on the bottom with a little superglue. Now I just have to pour some still water over them and hope it stays still this time.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Busido board pt 6, the DISASTER

So, here is the story of an epic hobby failure. It was a long time since I made a stupid mistake like this, not counting splashing superglue everywhere on your hands and tools. There is a reason I didn't post anything regarding adding tracks to my t-34 last night. Let mistakes, common or not, be a reminder to think a bit more next time there is something that can possibly go wrong..

Anyhow, I use Still Water from Vallejo, as I think it is the best product and with the best clear result for a still water.

 This is the intended result, with the water stop at the end, a nice piece of water, waiting to dry. Normally you should wait 24 hours between the layers, with each layer being just a millimetre or so. But since I have a very rough surface to cover, that would mean that I have a lot of different levels of the first layer wich will make the next layer not quite match up, so as I have tried this before I knew that with a few more days I can add so much water as the first layer is flat. This is good if you want to add fish for example... ;)

Now for the bad things, I have stuck the plants in the river, pressing through the bottom and as a result the water slipped past the hard mix of sand and filler.

The pillars that should hold the bridge is also pressed down, not a long way at all but you can clearly see the holes which the water went through. The problem was that apparently white styrofoam isn't waterproof as you might have imagined, I sure did. The Still Water wasn't so still after all, and after a panicked wiping and covering of the holes underneath, without tilting the whole board I carefully put the hole board on a cut up big plastic bag so the water effect would not damage anything underneath the board, this will be a permanent solution as the water effect now has glued the bag and the board tohether. Oh well, you learn something every day, no matter how sticky and messy it may be..

 Here are some fishies, waiting to harden and get painted, these will then be glued to the first layer of water, and then be covered with more water.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Bushido board pt 5

I got some fish tank plastic plants which I used a screw to press into the styrofoam, and then twist the screw back up without the plant following. This worked surprisingly well and no glue were needed and the plants are really stuck in place if you dont *want* to remove them of course.  It is looking great with all the vegetation now.
More to come!

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Sunday, November 17, 2013

Eiji the Samurai pt. 2

Step two, the Wash. I used an old ogryn flesh that has got some black, brown and sepia mixed in along with water and god knows what else.
It really doesnt matter as you just need to make the details pop.

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Friday, November 15, 2013

Eiji the Samurai

Just a first pic before I start to paint him, I intend to try to make a step by step 'how I paint my models' for some people at the club.
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Bushido board pt 4

Grass time, about now it started to look really good!
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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

New army case

Got me a new case for my thingies! A bit heavy, but way cooler than the two gw cases. Plus its room for more books and stuff too.

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Monday, November 11, 2013

Russian tank!

As the start of a quite large project the t34 rolls into the workspace. There will be two more vehicles in the diorama, one quite large and german, king tigers are small by the way... ;-)

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Sunday, November 10, 2013

Museum time!

This week I went to Karlstad for a little buisness and quality time with my brother, we visited a military museum and I thought you would perhaps be interested in a picture or two.

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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Bushido board pt 3

Onwards to painting! A good base paint of brown mixed with a little grey will be a solid base to work  with.


And fully painted. after it dried a bit more the tiles were a bit more visible.

There is a Bushido tournament in Gothenburg at the end of november, I have ordered another model so I can have 45 rice/points if I can find time to get there, I will also bring my table as well!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Bushido board pt 2

The board is getting more attention than ever.

Starting with adding filler with the best tool availible.

Give it a good rough handling and be sure to use a lot of filler to get it in every tiny gap of the foam. 

After smearing filler all over the board, I brushed everything to give it better texture than my fingers did, I did it extra rough over the tiles to get them visible again.

Then I dipped the brush in water to make the filler a little more fluid, it had gotten a bit hard since I began and also to brush the tiles again with water to make them even more visible.

I mixed in a bit of fine aquarium sand with filler and water and brushed the rivers with this.

After the messy messy filler part was done I poured fine sand over the board, especially over the rivers.

While waiting for the filler to dry I played a game of X-wing, a tight game with my opponent manouvered very good and was everywhere and avoided crashing with a few millimetres every turn. But the last two turns my ships went bananas and critically hit everything and evaded almost anything coming  their way, and the Tie's were reduced to space rubble. 
Better luck next time, Empire.

After wiping the floor/space with my opponent I shaked all excess sand of the board and waited for some paint to come it's way, more of that next time!