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  1. That Combat Patrol boxset is fantastic! Each of the 3 Poxwalker sprues come with a Marine legs/back piece and a jet-pack, neither of which are shown/listed in the assembly guide. So, after a little bit of cutting, filing, gluing, and some imagination using the spare choices from the main set, i now have 10 marines instead of 7. Once i've primed them (to hide the shiney plastic cement residue) i'll post a photo of all 10, and you lot can guess which ones are the custom jobs.
  2. My Christmas presents from Grandpa Nurgle finally arrived!
  3. Killing bosses and clearing levels increases World Tendency. Character Tendency is gained by killing invaders or Black Phantom NPC's. You can tell if you are Pure Black or White by the little animated 'sparkles' (red or white) that dance around the eyeball icon.
  4. It warms my soul seeing so many new people experiencing this fantastic TV show for the first time.
  5. Wowzers! Thats almost exactly what i had i my head. You are truly talented. Now could you use those paint transitions and apply them to any model and any colour range? Not just the wonderful shades of white into grey/blue seen above?
  6. Kind of an odd question: but do you guys know of any models that've been painted monochromatically (even better just shades of grey) with a single light source in mind? And i don't mean the 'bulb on top of your head means all edges are highlighted equally' zenithal approach. Maybe what i'm thinking of in my head, isn't physically possible on a standard miniature.
  7. I'll be playing Miles Morales for the first time, which i'm told is very Christmas-y.
  8. This is my favourite show of recent years. I re-watched all 3 seasons a few weeks back. I love the fact you can get through all of Season 1 in less time than a (long-ish) movie. 10/10 TV for me.
  9. Yesterday's delivery: I read all the Rules and Manuals. Then watched part of a Let's Play on Youtube, which helped immensely. That evening i built all 44 models, which i really enjoy (no sarcasm). I find the process kinda therapeutic. That said, i did have 3 problems along the way: One of the Psykers chains were snapped on the spure, so no way of connecting to the base. So i cut off the excess chains, plastic cemented his weights to the base then stuck his legs to the side of the weights for maximum support. Looks good, like he was grounded for a second. One of the Beastmen (1-footed pose) didn't fit into his slot and was flopping forward. So i used a spare Psyker sprue and cemented his weight infront of the foot of the Beastman, so it looks like he's tripping over! lol! The other 1-footed pose Beastman didn't have the correct base, because i gave it to one of the Explorers by accident (and cemented it, n00b error), so i sliced one hoof slightly so it has a flatter connection to the base, then moulded two Psyker heads on top of each other to support the raised leg. Like he's showing off, stood on his kills. Today, i set up my first solo game, and played the first Expedition to completion. It worked out pretty well considering all the back & forth manual checks you have to do for a first run. I did find a great fan-made pdf of the steps/actions/sequences etc, which helped a lot. Anyway, i got a Clue on my first try. One Explorer was 'Out of Action' but we made it back to Precipice, so he's back in the mix. I pulled Beastmen on my Legacy card, so next run should be fun. I was however unable to find one of the tiles for the Combat layout i was presented. Do i have missing pieces? It shows as a 3-piece outlined. Do i make that up with 3x1 pieces if its not there (i checked all sides of all those available in that shape)? My dining room table which seats 6 was barely big enough to contain the game, so i just ordered some interlocking gaming mats to make a flat surface on the carpet of another room where i can spread out.
  10. A great new feature they added in the Remake, is when you loot something out in the wild, you can send it straight to your storage box (aka Thomas) by pressing start. This is especially useful when you discover some of the heavier armour sets out there. You can also send stuff from your inventory if you're carrying too much.
  11. Just installed that mod. I love magic so will be in my element with all these new classes and spells.
  12. Is it bad that i'm considering buying multiple XL Citadel models as Xmas presents to myself? Nothing i could even attempt to paint, or would ever need for an army, but simply because they're gorgeous and i want to own them? Exhibit A:
  13. Morning all! Quick update: i've been happily building the Dominion boxset over the past few weekends, and thoroughly enjoying the process...except for those fiddly (and spiky) little Hobgrots. Anyway here they are in all their unpainted glory, safely stored in magnetic sheeted containers. Each model has their own magnet glued to the underside of the base so they don't slippedy-slide about: Here's my little drawer of tools: And my paint selection for the Hallowed Knight scheme i'll be aiming to recreate: And now that crazy storm we've had over the past few days has subsided, i can finally get outside and start priming some Stormcast: I'll report back with either joy or tears of woe depending on how this first paint job goes.
  14. Hellbound dropped today. The six-part horror mini-series from the director of Train to Busan. Looks great!
  15. Your post resonated with me and i've thought about it a lot. Even though i remember the fundamentals of miniature painting from almost 30 years ago, i thought it best i follow a strict tutorial for my entry back in. So i have watched various Youtube vids from different artists with regards to painting the Stormcast half of the boxset (for now), and the Duncan Rhodes one was by far the most thorough and entry-friendly. So, i followed his exact recipe (aside from two of the unecessary highlight paints that he used at the end for the minute details like gems, that can be achieved by simply mixing paints), and i ordered the job lot (14 in total) along with 2 Raphael brushes. I didn't realise posting/mailing spray cans was such a palava, so i'll pick up a Leadbelcher Spray next time i'm in the city. I happen to live 20 mins away from Nottingham, so i'll stick my head in the main store which i've not visited since i was a teenager, when i was obsessed with WH40K (still am). I'm really excited about getting stuck back in. If i enjoy painting this army and they turn out well, i'll do the same process for the Orks.
  16. Thank you so much for all the replies. I'll read over them thoroughly once i've finished work and start drafting up a shopping list. Ooh! Exciting.
  17. Yeah, i was gonna pick up a starter set anyway because the basic colours are always very useful. I was thinking about the necessary colours for this particular boxset. It can obviously differ depending on the artists approach, but a rough guide/shopping list will certainly help given how many paints there are out there, from various manufacturers. Yes, RIP wallet.
  18. I opened mine today and was blown away with the contents. I've never seen any of the 'new' plastic miniatures but the moulding is fantastic. They're alot smaller than i remember, but I'm used to Space Marines, so it could just be a comparative thing. Gonna crack the seal on the rulebook and get reading over the weekend. I've already bought some non-Citadel tools, so i might assemble a few models too. I'm still researching what colours i need to purchase so i can attempt painting a couple from each army/side. Moneys not a problem, but I don't wanna go mental buying extra colours that would be used for pro techniques on these specific models. Baby steps! Recommendations for a shopping list of paints would be very useful.
  19. I just ordered this. Seemed like the perfect excuse to get back into models and painting after a 25+ year hiatus. Do you wonderfully talented lot have any go-to threads or links/lists of all the basic tools and paints i need to get restarted without spending more than i have to. Once I'm tooled up, I'll come back asking for tutorial videos and tips to get me back into the groove.
  20. The controls in this game are basic, almost fuggly at best, regardless of what the diehards tell you. Sure, you can acclimatise to anything if you rinse-repeat until the cows come home. But that doesn't make them good, or tight, or responsive. And certainly not enjoyable. So why expose yourself to all that frustration? Best leave it by the wayside and play something that makes you happy.
  21. Could one of you beautiful forumites help me with the online Trophies for this game? I need to (password/private) join you and beat a boss together, then (password) invade and kill you...sorry! Not now, but next time you have 15 mins to spare.
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