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 Post subject: Where are all the pics of painted minis? SF
PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 12:20 am 
Banded Mongoose

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Hey guys I was wondering why I have not seen any pics of painted minis! If you have em painted please post em!


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 Post subject: Re: Where are all the pics of painted minis? SF
PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 12:27 am 
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Maybe cos most people have not got them yet I am guessing ;)

probably see them in February I should think

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 Post subject: Re: Where are all the pics of painted minis? SF
PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 12:29 am 
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Not got them yet. When they arrive I'll be asking for advice on painting green Klingons.

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 Post subject: Re: Where are all the pics of painted minis? SF
PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 12:49 am 
Banded Mongoose

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I thought all you UK guys got your stuff.


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 Post subject: Re: Where are all the pics of painted minis? SF
PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 12:51 am 
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I only got the rulebook because I pre-ordered two fleet boxes, Fed and Klingon.

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 Post subject: Re: Where are all the pics of painted minis? SF
PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 1:08 am 
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MarkDawg wrote:
I thought all you UK guys got your stuff.


Nope :(

Got a Fed squadron box and rulebook - I only wanted a couple of ships from it anyway - Klingon fleet box is what I really wanted and thats not arrived as yet

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 Post subject: Re: Where are all the pics of painted minis? SF
PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 2:27 am 
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There are a few here: http://theminiaturespage.com/boards/msg.mv?id=252844

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 Post subject: Re: Where are all the pics of painted minis? SF
PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 2:49 am 
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I shall try and post mine up tomorrow for you.

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 Post subject: Re: Where are all the pics of painted minis? SF
PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 4:04 am 
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There are both painted and unpainted photos and reviews up on other websites, you just need to look around a bit.


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 Post subject: Re: Where are all the pics of painted minis? SF
PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 5:36 am 
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I'm always glad to post pictures of painted minis on ADB's page on Facebook. :) Feel free to PM me to get my email address so I can get lots of these beauties up.

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 Post subject: Re: Where are all the pics of painted minis? SF
PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:27 am 
Banded Mongoose

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Not bad mate I like it. Are you going to add and highlights?


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 Post subject: Re: Where are all the pics of painted minis? SF
PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 5:30 am 
Banded Mongoose

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I want to thank you for posting those pics gives me an Idea of what I will be up against. I will be a Klink player as well. Were you planning on hand painting the Klink insignia?


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 Post subject: Re: Where are all the pics of painted minis? SF
PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 5:48 am 
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billclo wrote:
***edit, wow, the flaws sure are evident in the picture versus eyeballing it. I fixed the front blue warp drive bleedover, and the red paint misapplied in the engineering intakes. ***


A camera is the most merciless critic in miniatures painting. You will take a picture of your flawless mini, and yet when you look at the picture later, the Camera has found so many mistakes and sloppy spots in all their high-DPI glory. :lol:

Stupid Camera. :?


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 Post subject: Re: Where are all the pics of painted minis? SF
PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 6:34 am 
Banded Mongoose

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Looks good. I would encourage a wash / highlight anyways to pick out a lot of the details. It does make quite a difference to the end result. Going over some of the larger details in a slightly different colour to make them stand out would also help increase the 'wow' factor of the mini.

Sadly I have no minis to take pics of yet, but Mongoose assures me that detail will be taken care of soon enough. I can post pics of other (non-SF) minis I've done (is there a forum for that here?? Edit: no there really isn't....) to show some work I've done in the meantime if folks are interested.


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 Post subject: Re: Where are all the pics of painted minis? SF
PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 8:38 am 
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Good job on the miniature. I too would consider myself average and am also way out of practice.

Here are some shots of my first go at the Klingon Squadron box

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I'm playing my first game of ACTA:SF tomorrow and hope to take some prettier shots of the whole Klingon Squadron, and my recently completed (last night) Feds.

The eagle-eyed among you may have noticed that the deflector dish on the frigates in these shots have not been painted copper yet. The actual miniatures have now been finished, dish and all.

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 Post subject: Re: Where are all the pics of painted minis? SF
PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 10:29 am 
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Looking forward to the game! Charge!!! :D

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 Post subject: Re: Where are all the pics of painted minis? SF
PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 8:19 pm 
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It works better if you then drybrush the original colour over the top (like my "not-Klingons" here:http://i701.photobucket.com/albums/ww12/IRMcG/Federation%20Commander/GEDC0947.jpg)


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 Post subject: Re: Where are all the pics of painted minis? SF
PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 8:57 pm 
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Loving these pictures :)

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 Post subject: Re: Where are all the pics of painted minis? SF
PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:33 am 
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I think the washed version looks heaps better. As noted, you can dry brush the original colour if you think the end result is too dark. A lighter set of edge highlights would look ace too.

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 Post subject: Re: Where are all the pics of painted minis? SF
PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 5:40 am 
Banded Mongoose

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The miniature looks much better with the wash added. Yes it is a little tricky at first but practice will pay off! I also agree that a layer of drybrush or two will further improve the miniature to a similar degree. You want to go darker with inks as they 'fill in' the crevasses and progressively lighter with your drybrushes to highlight the edges. A variety of results can be obtained from experimenting.

Both inking and drybrushing together give the appearance of depth to a mini. Both techniques do take some practice but the end result will be worth it.


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