Gallery Posts <Post Your Pics Here!>

Discuss Mongoose miniatures game here, including Mighty Armies, Gangs of Mega-City One, and Battlefield Evolution.
AdrianH
Greater Spotted Mongoose
Posts: 1480
Joined: Mon Apr 14, 2008 4:54 pm
Location: Edinburgh, UK

Re: Gallery Posts <Post Your Pics Here!>

Postby AdrianH » Fri May 04, 2012 8:46 am

The paintwork is neat as always and the coloured metallic certainly works well. Presumably the Altarian is for when you play Babylon 5 Wars. ;)

Some screenshots of Vorchans look almost metallic due to lighting - I wonder how one would look with a genuine scheme of gold, silver and metallic purple...
Smiert Spam
McKickaha
Lesser Spotted Mongoose
Posts: 769
Joined: Tue May 20, 2008 1:46 pm
Location: Irvine, Scotland
Contact:

Re: Gallery Posts <Post Your Pics Here!>

Postby McKickaha » Fri May 04, 2012 10:10 am

@ DB & AdrianH - many thanks for your comments.

@ AdrianH - Re B5 Wars, long time since I "experienced" that, not sure "play" really covers it :lol: However who knows there may be, or even will be at some point, some CTA stats for a Gaim Altarian 8)

Re metallic purple Vorchans; Very interesting idea and purely as coincidence it just so happens that I have some metallic purple and at least 4 spare Vorchans, (earmarked to be assembled as Shadow Vorchans). Metallic purple with some shadow paneling would look very good. On the downside, given the current, (& impending), constraints of my WIP pile it may be some time tho before their maiden voyage tho.


If the pen is mightier than the sword, just imagine what you can do with a paintbrush and modelling blade.

Link to my modelling stuff http://s288.photobucket.com/albums/ll189/Kickaha0/
AdrianH
Greater Spotted Mongoose
Posts: 1480
Joined: Mon Apr 14, 2008 4:54 pm
Location: Edinburgh, UK

Re: Gallery Posts <Post Your Pics Here!>

Postby AdrianH » Fri May 04, 2012 10:53 am

I wasn't thinking of a Shadow-modified Vorchan, but shots like this. In that shot the central hull could be grey or silver, and the fins' purple could be semi-gloss or metallic. The same could easily apply to an Altarian. ;)
Smiert Spam
McKickaha
Lesser Spotted Mongoose
Posts: 769
Joined: Tue May 20, 2008 1:46 pm
Location: Irvine, Scotland
Contact:

Re: Gallery Posts <Post Your Pics Here!>

Postby McKickaha » Fri May 04, 2012 11:36 am

AdrianH wrote:I wasn't thinking of a Shadow-modified Vorchan, but shots like this. In that shot the central hull could be grey or silver, and the fins' purple could be semi-gloss or metallic. The same could easily apply to an Altarian. ;)

Agreed Shadow Vorchan is all my spin :D

Have got around to painting the Viktoria mini in metallic blue and the difference over the flat blue I had done before was very noticeable would expect the same on a Vorchan, certainly very much worth a go.


If the pen is mightier than the sword, just imagine what you can do with a paintbrush and modelling blade.

Link to my modelling stuff http://s288.photobucket.com/albums/ll189/Kickaha0/
axolos
Weasel
Posts: 33
Joined: Sun Jun 13, 2010 11:54 am
Location: Marburg, Germany
Contact:

Re: Gallery Posts <Post Your Pics Here!>

Postby axolos » Wed Aug 22, 2012 6:17 pm

Hi guys,

today I had a free day, and there was a possibility of getting a chance to take part in a painting workshop at my local gaming store, so... I took my G'Quan and this is what came out of it. :)

I am actually quite happy about it (this being my first painting job), even that it is not yet finished... I would like to make the steel look a bit more worn down and also add contours to all the camouflage on the wings... I did start doing it but did not like the thickness of the lines and did not have a thiner brush. So... work in progress. :)
Attachments
IMG_2152_small.jpg
IMG_2152_small.jpg (131.19 KiB) Viewed 3758 times
shiba-tenchi
Mongoose
Posts: 124
Joined: Sat Jun 11, 2011 4:43 am
Location: Brisvegas, Australia

Re: Gallery Posts <Post Your Pics Here!>

Postby shiba-tenchi » Thu Aug 23, 2012 5:29 am

Awesome paintjob on that target practice!
Fire bad, tree pretty.
axolos
Weasel
Posts: 33
Joined: Sun Jun 13, 2010 11:54 am
Location: Marburg, Germany
Contact:

Re: Gallery Posts <Post Your Pics Here!>

Postby axolos » Thu Aug 23, 2012 7:07 am

Thanks! :D

Here are some pictures from the process:
https://plus.google.com/photos/11020347 ... -OepczTjAE
M1ndr1d3rs
Greater Spotted Mongoose
Posts: 911
Joined: Mon Nov 05, 2007 12:28 pm
Location: Indonesia

Re: Gallery Posts <Post Your Pics Here!>

Postby M1ndr1d3rs » Mon Jan 21, 2013 6:03 am

Haven't got time to photograph them more properly. So here goes:

Image
Special thanks to Dave Robotham (Court jester) for the super friendly Minbari painting guide; Hugh Paton (McKickaha) and Hagen Bauersachs (Abbot Amourry) for great tips on highlights and detailing; and Adrian Walters (Old Bear) for inspiration :D
What gets us into trouble is not what we don't know. It's what we know for sure that just ain't so.
Mark Twain
Iain McGhee
Duck-Billed Mongoose
Posts: 1515
Joined: Sun Feb 12, 2006 6:45 pm
Location: Paisley, Scotland

Re: Gallery Posts <Post Your Pics Here!>

Postby Iain McGhee » Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:40 am

Those are quite lovely, you've got the level of striping and highlighting just right for the scale.
AdrianH
Greater Spotted Mongoose
Posts: 1480
Joined: Mon Apr 14, 2008 4:54 pm
Location: Edinburgh, UK

Re: Gallery Posts <Post Your Pics Here!>

Postby AdrianH » Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:28 am

I agree, that's a superb job on the striping and shading.

Did you get two bow prongs with each Sharlin model, or do you have some more that are now missing that part? I only got one with mine. Also, the nearest Sharlin appears to have another prong sticking out of the side - is it meant to be a Sharoos?
Smiert Spam
AdrianH
Greater Spotted Mongoose
Posts: 1480
Joined: Mon Apr 14, 2008 4:54 pm
Location: Edinburgh, UK

Fun with freighters

Postby AdrianH » Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:22 am

I recently acquired three second-hand freighters. One was soon dismantled, thoroughly! The cargo pallets were cut from the base plate into four separate pairs, one of which was further separated into single pallets. The hull was also separated into its components.

And then I stuck some of the parts back together differently. A single pallet on top of a double with the bridge connected via a bit of scratch-building produced this little fellow:
Image
B5Scrolls calls it the Saturn C3 Hauler. It appeared several times as part of routine traffic, as well as during season 4 apparently bringing refugees from the Vorlon Planet Killer.

Of course, to build the second one I needed a second bridge. This was not a problem - for what I have in mind for the other two freighters, one of them won't be needing its bridge...
Smiert Spam
AdrianH
Greater Spotted Mongoose
Posts: 1480
Joined: Mon Apr 14, 2008 4:54 pm
Location: Edinburgh, UK

Re: Gallery Posts <Post Your Pics Here!>

Postby AdrianH » Mon Feb 04, 2013 12:07 pm

No, you're not seeing double, and it's not Photoshop trickery. ;) The Saturn C-16 appeared in season 5 and "Crusade" and is a double-length version of the standard freighter (which B5 Scrolls calls the Saturn C-8).

For the model, one freighter lost its engine and another lost its bridge (which duly went onto the front of the second Saturn-C3). To connect the two hulls I needed the same block which appears midway along the hull of a single freighter, which came from the now redundant hull of the freighter whose cargo pallets and bridge went to the C-3. One 8-pallet piece was cut into two 4-pallet parts, one of which went to each end of the model. The remaining 8-pallet unit went into the middle, supporting the hull joint to make the model stronger as well as providing a mounting point for the base.

Image
Smiert Spam
McKickaha
Lesser Spotted Mongoose
Posts: 769
Joined: Tue May 20, 2008 1:46 pm
Location: Irvine, Scotland
Contact:

Re: Gallery Posts <Post Your Pics Here!>

Postby McKickaha » Mon Feb 04, 2013 2:38 pm

Great cutting and shutting there AdrianH, certainly makes me want to make some C-3's myself. Don't actually recall noticing the C-16. But I guess I must have it on DVD.


If the pen is mightier than the sword, just imagine what you can do with a paintbrush and modelling blade.

Link to my modelling stuff http://s288.photobucket.com/albums/ll189/Kickaha0/
McKickaha
Lesser Spotted Mongoose
Posts: 769
Joined: Tue May 20, 2008 1:46 pm
Location: Irvine, Scotland
Contact:

Re: Gallery Posts <Post Your Pics Here!>

Postby McKickaha » Mon Feb 04, 2013 2:40 pm

@M1ndr1d3rs - Bit late but just noticed your post, :?

Fantastic work on your Minbari and great to see you are still "in the game"


If the pen is mightier than the sword, just imagine what you can do with a paintbrush and modelling blade.

Link to my modelling stuff http://s288.photobucket.com/albums/ll189/Kickaha0/
AdrianH
Greater Spotted Mongoose
Posts: 1480
Joined: Mon Apr 14, 2008 4:54 pm
Location: Edinburgh, UK

Re: Gallery Posts <Post Your Pics Here!>

Postby AdrianH » Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:16 am

McKickaha wrote:Great cutting and shutting there AdrianH, certainly makes me want to make some C-3's myself. Don't actually recall noticing the C-16. But I guess I must have it on DVD.
B5 Scrolls lists the first appearance of the C-16 as "Sometime in Season 5 of Babylon 5". I haven't spotted one yet, though I'm only part way through re-watching Season 5. But B5 Scrolls has a screenshot of the C-16 from the "Crusade" episode "Ruling From The Tomb", so it does exist. :)

The C-3 was the main object of the exercise, being the more interesting looking freighter variant (to me, anyway). Building just one would have left me with a lot of leftovers. Turning two more freighters into a C-16 freed up a bridge to use for a second C-3 as well as using part of a spare hull, meaning all that remains of the freighter which donated its cargo pallets to the C-3s is an engine and the cylindrical parts of the hull. And I have an idea for a scratch-build which could use up a couple of those cylinders if I ever get round to it...
Smiert Spam
bluebirds40
Mongoose
Posts: 183
Joined: Sun Feb 26, 2012 1:01 am
Location: san antonio, tx
Contact:

Re: Gallery Posts <Post Your Pics Here!>

Postby bluebirds40 » Thu Feb 14, 2013 6:01 pm

AdrianH wrote:No, you're not seeing double, and it's not Photoshop trickery. ;) The Saturn C-16 appeared in season 5 and "Crusade" and is a double-length version of the standard freighter (which B5 Scrolls calls the Saturn C-8).

For the model, one freighter lost its engine and another lost its bridge (which duly went onto the front of the second Saturn-C3). To connect the two hulls I needed the same block which appears midway along the hull of a single freighter, which came from the now redundant hull of the freighter whose cargo pallets and bridge went to the C-3. One 8-pallet piece was cut into two 4-pallet parts, one of which went to each end of the model. The remaining 8-pallet unit went into the middle, supporting the hull joint to make the model stronger as well as providing a mounting point for the base.
saturn_c16.jpg

great job.
bluebirds40
Mongoose
Posts: 183
Joined: Sun Feb 26, 2012 1:01 am
Location: san antonio, tx
Contact:

Re: Gallery Posts <Post Your Pics Here!>

Postby bluebirds40 » Thu Feb 14, 2013 6:02 pm

M1ndr1d3rs wrote:Haven't got time to photograph them more properly. So here goes:

Image
Special thanks to Dave Robotham (Court jester) for the super friendly Minbari painting guide; Hugh Paton (McKickaha) and Hagen Bauersachs (Abbot Amourry) for great tips on highlights and detailing; and Adrian Walters (Old Bear) for inspiration :D

great job on the minbari, and on painting them.
AdrianH
Greater Spotted Mongoose
Posts: 1480
Joined: Mon Apr 14, 2008 4:54 pm
Location: Edinburgh, UK

Re: Gallery Posts <Post Your Pics Here!>

Postby AdrianH » Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:47 am

Here's my Corporate Tanker, known to B5Scrolls as the Saturn-F3.
tanker.jpg
And with that, my civilian collection is now complete:
civilians.jpg
Smiert Spam
bluebirds40
Mongoose
Posts: 183
Joined: Sun Feb 26, 2012 1:01 am
Location: san antonio, tx
Contact:

Re: Gallery Posts <Post Your Pics Here!>

Postby bluebirds40 » Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:16 pm

cool minis, great job on painting the minis. what type of paints do you use?
AdrianH
Greater Spotted Mongoose
Posts: 1480
Joined: Mon Apr 14, 2008 4:54 pm
Location: Edinburgh, UK

Re: Gallery Posts <Post Your Pics Here!>

Postby AdrianH » Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:35 pm

Most of them. :) I prefer acrylics where possible because they dry more quickly and the brush is easier to clean. But the cargo pallets on the freighters are enamel because I happened to have a suitable shade. Brands include Humbrol, Revell, Xtracolor and in extreme cases Citadel. (I needed gunmetal for the freighters' exhaust nozzles and bridge detail, and Games Workshop happened to be open late enough when I was in the area.)
Smiert Spam

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 18 guests