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Postby PlayWithBob » Fri Feb 16, 2007 10:09 pm

I have just about mastered the speed paint messy dip method...

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Postby Stratos » Fri Feb 16, 2007 10:33 pm

Very nice Bob! I love what your did with the Ripller wings. I might go neon too!
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Postby Iorwerth » Fri Feb 16, 2007 10:39 pm

How does the speed paint messy dip method work?
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Postby Rob_A » Fri Feb 16, 2007 11:00 pm

Big tin of wood dye, paint the models basically with normal paint, then when this is dry, dip them in the tin and shake vigorously, leaving a bit of dye on them (it looks lots, but isnt) then leave to dry. When dry hey should look inked, drybrushed and highlighted, with some varnish!

Im not sure if this is right, I have only seen this, never done it.
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Postby Cliff » Fri Feb 16, 2007 11:09 pm

BUGS!!! BUUUUGS! Nice job!
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Postby PlayWithBob » Sat Feb 17, 2007 1:32 am

Stratos wrote:Very nice Bob! I love what your did with the Ripller wings. I might go neon too!
Iorwerth wrote:How does the speed paint messy dip method work?
Thanks all.

The ripplers were quick and easy.

1. Without the wings on, Prime with red oxside primer.
2. Heavy dry brush of 'Hawkwood' read medium brown on the ripplers.
3. Paint the claws and teeth with an off white.
4. Dip the whole thing in minwax water based wood stain
5. Let dry.

6. Prime the wings white.
7. Paint the wings pale blue.
8. Ink the winks with yellow ink.
9. Let the wings dry.

10. Put the wings on.
11. Base and seal.
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Postby PlayWithBob » Sat Feb 17, 2007 1:35 am

Rob_alderman wrote:Big tin of wood dye, paint the models basically with normal paint, then when this is dry, dip them in the tin and shake vigorously, leaving a bit of dye on them (it looks lots, but isnt) then leave to dry. When dry hey should look inked, drybrushed and highlighted, with some varnish!

Im not sure if this is right, I have only seen this, never done it.
Thats it. The wood stain needs to be water based.

If you want a light coat, dip the figures in your wash water first, then hit the stain.

Look back a few weeks, I dipped some trooper and posted some pics.
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Postby BuShips » Sat Feb 17, 2007 1:38 am

Very nice, Bob. I'll bet you are building a nice model collection for the store. I wish I lived a bit closer!
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Postby Turtle » Sat Feb 17, 2007 3:47 am

Ugh, I so don't like the look of blister/blaster bugs. Even though the ranged attacks are much needed in the arachnid army, I could never bring myself to use them.

Hopefully there'll be some sort of beam bug in the future.
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Postby BrettHartt » Sat Feb 17, 2007 4:44 am

hey, bob, so you still have any ripplers left in stock? if so, I may be interested. I'm looking to be able to come in more towards the summer.
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Postby Megatron » Sat Feb 17, 2007 4:48 am

Utterly fantabularifficalistic.
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Postby Dr. Rooster » Sat Feb 17, 2007 7:01 am

Nice bugs Bob. Saw em' a few days earlier! :P

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I'm going onstage as Frank in about a year or so. Ooh boy! :twisted:
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Postby Iorwerth » Sat Feb 17, 2007 2:48 pm

Thank you for the explanation. I think I might give this a go.

When you dip the model in the water based woodstain, do you just drop it in the tin until it is covered and then pick it out and leave it to dry? I just want to make sure i don't over cover them with the woodstain.
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Postby Megatron » Sat Feb 17, 2007 5:26 pm

Dr. Rooster wrote: I'm going onstage as Frank in about a year or so. Ooh boy! :twisted:
Do me proud :)
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wood stain

Postby L-Bug » Sun Feb 18, 2007 3:35 pm

Hello Bob,
recently, I bought some Fanatic Army Painter. Seems to be the same effect as for your figs (great job, by the way!). Just one small pot (250 mL) of this stuff cost me 40 Euro (approx. 27 Pounds or 54 USD). Is this FAP basically just wood stain and have I been ripped off or not? :?
Thanks in advance for your reply on this topic.
Yours Bugly
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Postby Col_stone » Sun Feb 18, 2007 3:43 pm

I'm quite sure that is the case L-bug, sry :(
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Postby L-Bug » Sun Feb 18, 2007 5:25 pm

Shoudda known anything even slightly related to GW is somehow going to make you pay much more than you ever should.
F**K !!!
At least it works too, if that's a small comfort for me...
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Re: wood stain

Postby PlayWithBob » Sun Feb 18, 2007 5:36 pm

Iorwerth wrote: When you dip the model in the water based woodstain, do you just drop it in the tin until it is covered and then pick it out and leave it to dry?
Basically yes.

2 things to keep in mind. 1st, use a tool of some sort, tweezers, pliers, anything to hold the figure while dipping. It can be a challenge trying to fish out a little chunk of lead from the bottom of a can.
2nd, make sure your figure will fit into the can.

Once you pill the fig out of the dip just set it on some card board and let time and gravity do its work. Resist the urge to pick up the figure while its drip, as you will "disturb" the way the stain dries.
L-Bug wrote:Hello Bob,
recently, I bought some Fanatic Army Painter. Seems to be the same effect as for your figs (great job, by the way!). Just one small pot (250 mL) of this stuff cost me 40 Euro (approx. 27 Pounds or 54 USD). Is this FAP basically just wood stain and have I been ripped off or not? :?
Thanks in advance for your reply on this topic.
Yours Bugly
I am not familiar with that product. I suggest getting a can of stain and dipping 1 fig in each product and view the finish result. A quart of wood stain should run you under 10.00 usd.

Interesting idea though. I could print some labels and resell the cans...

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Postby Iorwerth » Sun Feb 18, 2007 6:14 pm

Thanks Playwithbob.
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Postby BuShips » Sun Feb 18, 2007 9:54 pm

Bob, you forgot the part about those calling in the next ten minutes either get tweezers included at no extra charge of you'll double their order :lol:. I can't believe that actually works- sheesh. For those that it does work on, if they are that stupid believing that I think the advertiser shouldn't need to give it away (they don't, as it's built into the original cost of course). I think a new successful strategy would be to go ahead and take the plunge (it will probably work, too!) of saying that those that call in the next ten minutes can double their order for only twice the cost. I should be in marketing :roll: ...
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