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Aluco

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  1. I would like to go if I can. I'll keep the weekend free, but not book anything. Go for a day if it happens. Fingers crossed.
  2. No worries about me missing out this time. Just promise to put updates here so I can enjoy it vicariously. Have fun! And post updates.
  3. I can't do Monday's. I run WFRP for my group every other one. If it settles on that day, no worries though. Wednesdays are OK.
  4. Count me in if I can make the time and you will have me. Sounds very up my street.
  5. For you and your partner: Fog of Love Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective (There are several sets. Get The Thames Murders first.) Both these games are stylistically different to the others you have played. But the are excellent fun.
  6. I have one of those palettes. Very pleased with it. A notable improvement on the homebrew effort I was using before I got it.
  7. I was clearly too late to this conversation but I am glad you did it. I was a bit intimidated by magnetising stuff for my Adeptus Titanicus stuff, but I am so glad that I did. Key things I learned were: -Teeny tiny magnets, the same width as my drill bits do not need glue. They fit so snug. -Be careful and consistent with your magnet polarity, so you can do swaps. -Do it! Plastic is a lot easier to work than you might think. I have Crowlocke in the pile of shame. When I get to him I will follow you example.
  8. I bought something like this and ended up not using it like I thought I would. I just use the light really. What I found was the the focal range is such that you have to keep your head and your hands within quite closely defined areas. I found that an inconvenience. I ended up buying some magnifying Google's a bit like these: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Magnifier-Handsfree-Magnifying-Detachable-Electronic/dp/B0794PNBLT/ref=asc_df_B0794PNBLT/?tag=googshopuk-21&linkCode=df0&hvadid=309810605437&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=1684202709714873373&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqm
  9. I think the Mortal Realms paint guides are designed so that they only use paints that you should already have got with a subscription. So they are different for a good reason: To support those getting into it that way. Don't feel compelled to follow them if you have other paints too.
  10. Finished the others in an afternoon. Enjoyed these a lot. The contrast paints sped me through to the bits I enjoy the most: The finishing highlights, detailing and basing.
  11. Contrast paints. Marvelous! Took an hour or so if you discount drying time: To be fair, miniature like this probably suit them well. Not too much worrying about going outside the lines.
  12. Those old terminators are such lovely minis. I look forward to seeing them done. Yesterday I had a lot of calls. So I also painted this Glaivewraith Stalker while I was listening:
  13. Pleased with how this guy turned out. Painting a lot of Chainrasps as practice has helped I am sure.
  14. I was pleased with how her head dress came out.
  15. The Briar Queen. I have since darkened up her eye sockets.
  16. I have found lockdown kinda productive. My job involves a lot of conference calls, most of them require me to listen and maybe be actively involved, talking or interrupting, only about 10% of the time. It is really easy to get bored when the conversation is less relevant to me directly and start reading email or the news or whatever. This inevitably leads to the "So Rob, what do you think about that?" "Erm, would you mind repeating the question" Embarrassment. I have found painting miniatures while on these calls stops this. It sounds weird but painting is a visual distraction that r
  17. I thought it was supposed to be the new starter set, the 40K equivalent of Age of Sigmar - Soul Wars. So I was expecting it to be continuously available. Or is it actually a limited edition?
  18. I mixed up a couple of pots using empties that I had kept, because I knew I would be reusing this. A large pot (one that the shade paints come in) was 1:1 mixed with a whole 12m pot of Nihilakh Oxide and a whole 12m pot of Lahmian Medium. A small 12m pot was mixed with 1:1 Drakenhof Nightshade and Lahmian Medium. I Undercoat with Corax White Spray All over sloppy coat of the Nihilakh mix, a messy but simple task. Then I shade the top half of the ghosty bits, up the the cowls, and the insides with the dark mix. This needs to be done carefully because even at
  19. Having been reasonably pleased with the way the Chainrasps turned out, I set my hand to a hero in the Knight of Shrouds: Not totally sold on the red which is a borderline colour clash with the blues but pleased with the execution. 30 more Chainrasps from Mortal Realms The entire contents of the Soul Wars box set: A Knight of Shrouds on Ethereal Steed Lord Executioner Guardian of Souls Spirit Torment 4 Grimghast Reapers 5 Glaivewraith Stalkers 20 more Chainrasps 4 Myrmourn Banshees 4 more Glaivewraith Stalkers Lie
  20. So I spent a bunch of time last week, while I was on holiday at home, doing paint test stuff for the Nighthaunt section of my pile of shame (which is not small). So a unit of Chainrasps from the first issue of Mortal realms got done. Sorry about the out of focus guy in front.
  21. Also, should you want to play that classic beginner scenario online with friends elsewhere, social distancing and all that, it is available for free on Roll20, with all the handouts and GM support you could ask for: https://marketplace.roll20.net/browse/module/4880/quick-start-rules-call-of-cthulhu
  22. This is the new Epic Scale. The new release of Adeptus Titanicus is really quite good. If you played the original, imagine that but remastered to be and feel how you though it was, rather than how it actually was. The models are excellent, the support in terms of rules and background has been fun. I am glad I got into it. Also, with small model counts I can paint it all without burning out. It is more complex than you usual Games Workshop fare. Definitely aimed at experienced gamers and modellers. The rules are complex and simulationist. Some of the models are super fiddly and
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