Anyone still playing Warhammer 40K these days? (tabletop game)

NeoSneth

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very nice. It's different painting the bigger models. people think it would be easier, but it's a completely different set of techniques.
 

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I've not really been able to work on any of my projects for a while.

This previous week I was finally able to do a little painting, and started on some figures from Masters of the Universe Battleground.

Trying to do a little different style on these so having to figure things out. No metallic paints for one thing. Just trying to get something good enough to put on the table and play with.

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I've not really been able to work on any of my projects for a while.

This previous week I was finally able to do a little painting, and started on some figures from Masters of the Universe Battleground.

Trying to do a little different style on these so having to figure things out. No metallic paints for one thing. Just trying to get something good enough to put on the table and play with.

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Wait, wut? There’s a he-man game?
 

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Wait, wut? There’s a he-man game?
There are two.

One released by CMON - I think it is called Clash for Eternia or something like that.

The other one is from Archon. MOTU battleground.

Both are different games. The CMON is more of a co-op board game that has a game master run the bad guys.

The Archon one is a Miniature Skirmish game. There are expansion that release more characters and such.

Archon also has a board game - Fields of Eternia but I don't count that one.

The issue is that there is currently a licensing thing going on so one is for US release and the other for Europe.

The one I like.... naturally would be the Euro release so I have to either import stuff or order them through Badger games.


Badger games is pretty solid and good priced so I get most of my stuff that way, but the convention exclusive stuff I have to get of ebay. Thankfully, none of the convention stuff is needed to play the game. Actually it isn't very good in game play terms, it's more decorative.

There is going to be a crowd funding coming up for a US release of the game I think. I expect that pretty soon now that they have the newest expansion coming out, as they said it will have all current expansions available



The CMON game has a late pledge going on for their game on gamefound.

 

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Screwed up and double posted that.

Anyhow, seeing as how I got this space, may as well use it.

I'm not all that into the preternia stuff. but I'm pretty excited about the Snake Men.
 
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These look excellent. The high contrast pastel colors look great for these models. I really struggle with this style. I am so accustomed to grim dark and realistic. I can't paint clean stuff like anime, gundam, or infinity models.
 

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Thank you. It isn't all that hard to get those results.

I'm painting each of my base much lighter than I would want them. Then using one of those Army Painter speed paints over each color. So for the blue, its a light blue base, then a light medium blue speed paint. If fills in dark, and being over the same color it stains the base coat a little darker blue. Now I do tend to thin down the wash as it's better to apply multiple washes than do one too heavy and have to fix it Once, it is dry and I'm happy with it, then I start highlighting with the original base color. I may do another lighter one after that if need be.

I don't use any of those speed paints in the manner they are suggested, I'm basically using them like ink washes.

Black starts out as a medium gray. Gets a black speed paint. Then once dry I do it again only on the lower or undersides of things. Then if I want highlights it's back to the gray.

Flesh and other little colors are done more traditional. but the bulk of the models painting is done that way.. Good enough for the table top. not going to win any awards.
 
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