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  1. I like the game, although I have not played a lot. It is very much an old school styled game. It plays quite slowly because it simulates quite a lot of detail. It is designed to feel like you remember the original was like. Although in actuality, it is much improved on that. Battering down the big guys feels like a massive war of attrition against the god-machines that they are. I was attracted to it by nostalgia and the ability to paint everything I wanted for it without going mad and ending up with dozens of models. Instead I will go mad painting yellow and black flames. Another thing I have liked is magnetizing the weapons and heads, so I can achieve a lot of variety with just a few models.
  2. And they're done. These have taken soooo long. Yellow takes ages. Flames take ages. Tidying up mistakes in black, with yellow, takes ages. I have a Warlord to go too but that is on pause while I refresh on something else. If I get to the event in February, it will be with my Legio Atarus. I can't see me painting enough of these by then. Still I am pleased with this pair.
  3. Nah! You have a great depth range in your shade and highlights. You demonstrate an instinctive appreciation of colour theory in your mixing of red with the green. You are doing well. Practice and expanding your range will build on that. Watch some YouTube, read a little and just paint. The most significant recommendation I share is: Get and use a wet pallete. It makes getting a smooth finish so much easier when you are not constantly trying to manage paint that is getting sticky because it is starting to dry.
  4. Well if we do end up there the same day. Let's meet up and I'll buy you a pint of Bugmans's XXXXXX. I'll post here once I confirm that I am going.
  5. They look sweet! I too am hoping to do a Febuary event at Warhammer world. But the Adeptus Titanicus one. Got to get my painting on though. Regretting starting on Legio Fureans. They look great but take forever.
  6. "Sorry if it's not any good!" Oh come on! Your modesty is totally unjustified.
  7. This weekend, after ages painting yellow, I have mostly been painting black flames: Legio Fureans Don't do it. It is a sanity sapper.
  8. GW are much better these days with games that provide starting point. Although 7 might be a bit young to tackle the rules, which tend to be aimed at an 11+ age bracket, or older for some of the specialist stuff. Getting into the minis does though... Perhaps some of the novels aimed at younger readers, alongside some matching miniatures to assemble and paint, will be a good starting point.
  9. You totally do have the skill to blend when it comes to control and should try it. The main advice I would give is that it requires patience. Use lots of thin layers, thinner than you think they should be. Milk thin. Put a bit down, move to a different area until sure it is dry. Repeat! Over and over again. Move up through you highlight colours as you progress. And not too much watery paint on the brush, otherwise it might run into you recesses and need mopping up. All just patience.
  10. My experience of them (previously shared in the UK Games Expo thread) led me to the conclusion that they will be a great help for those with less patience or brush skills. They will save a load of time, but they will not make you better if you already paint well. Tidemarks and overspill avoidance is hard work. I cannot see me using them extensively, although I think they might help me with some of my pile of shame. I bought a whole bunch of Sylvaneth Dryads and Treemen ages ago. I suspect they will be a great help with those because they are nicely textured but also not very varied when it comes to colours on a single miniature. Blocking out the masses fast and leaving tidy up of the few details later might go super fast.
  11. GW have addressed the out of stock issue on their community site: https://www.warhammer-community.com/2019/06/10/contrast-not-just-the-red-ones-that-go-fasta/ There will be stocks in the shops but you might want to get there early Saturday to be sure. Or wait until they come back in stock.
  12. Mostly, that miniature was a single coat over primer. The tips of the horns were a second coat with a darker brown. The axe head was a mix of their black and white paints. The flesh was green first, then flesh after. The red spots where applied after that. I was experimenting a bit. I think with a range of colours, you could knock out half decent armies in no time. A thing to be aware of: Applying them neatly is tricky, at least it was with the crappy brush I was using. See the overlap on the hands and axe head. You could always come back and tidy up after if you wanted. Ican paint much better than this (but not in just ten minutes) I can see me using this for some stuff, getting it to a point where the fun detailing happens really fast. I have a Sylvanneth army to paint that this will be a dream for. For those who can't be bothered, or who do not paint well, this is going to make a lot of difference. I think it will be a pretty big deal.
  13. That was probably me. I missed you in the end. So much stuff to do, I barely scratched the surface. Chatted to the Shadows of Esteren guys. I kickstarted that. Thanked Sandy Peterson for saving Chaosium. Tried out the Citadel Contrast Paints which were interesting. I painted this in literally ten minutes with a shitty brush that someone else had already splayed. Bought the WFRP stuff which I am liking a lot. Picked up Fog of Love. Got a miniatures carry case for my Adeptus Titanicus stuff. It was a good day.
  14. No I had not. I knew they were reworking the campaign and that those working on it were some I consider legends. A lot of the original crew. But that set is going to have to be mine. I guess I should start saving now.
  15. I'll be there on Saturday. Not sure what to pick up. New WFRP probably, alongside anything else that takes my fancy. I'll swing by the SU&SD stall and make sure I say hi this time.
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