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Thread: The Ghost of Novemeber's Bench 2017

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    Like a Total Recall episode, did it really happen? There seem to be a lot of models that have suddenly come from no where . . . The shuttle joins up with the ISS

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    Then the He 111 winter camo got changed . . .

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    The new Night Colors on the He 111's prompted a night raid on Mrs Clipper's German Chocolate Cake, elves love the cake . . .

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    A pair of B-24's dropped in for a repaint . . .

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    A cool case from Harbor Freight found just happens to fit my paints . . .

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    A quick custom order . . .

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    And a second case was procured . . . storage never ends . . . not even for black holes . . .

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    I see a little SpaceTravel has crept into your bench, as it has mine....
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    Waiting on those Pan Am decals....
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    Finally finished glueing and painting all the components (figures and nests) for Lost Patrol Death in the Jungle, a WH40K game and must confess the game looks awesome!



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    "We do not stop playing when we get old, but we get old when we stop playing."

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    Seeing the Space Marine Scouts reminds me of the Advanced Space Crusade game from the 90's

    "He is wise who watches"

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    So does anyone know why we are getting echo image attachments at the end of our postings? This is new to me . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by clipper1801 View Post
    So does anyone know why we are getting echo image attachments at the end of our postings? This is new to me . . .
    User error on my part....

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    Knocked these galleys up this week for a bit of rules testing tomorrow. If the rules work, might invite Tim round for a game......




    Now, back to aircraft
    Run for your life - there are stupid people everywhere!

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    Good looking ships. I have to take pictures of the Lily's (AIM) I did.

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    Just run these through the painting bench

    Firstly a Sopwith Cuckoo, a veteran from Doncaster 2017 no less, that I won in a raffle for that event & collected at Warfare last weekend. Here it is in action at the rear of the pack with the green identifier:



    And here it is now following the after action service:
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    Very pleased to win the raffle and to add this veteran to the collection.

    These two chaps I also picked up at Warfare - US Marines with M.32 Grenade launchers that I nagged Rolf of RH Models (liberation Miniatures) into making for me
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    Hope to get them into action in the near future.

    "He is wise who watches"

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    It is so good to see nice work. I only wish I could paint. Naw not really, I don't have either the time or patience. That's why I buy pre-painted miniatures; though I'd love to have some of my other stuff painted.

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    I recently finished up this pegasus hobbies 1/72 porsche 254 "Jaguarundi" light tank.
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    I am eagerly awaiting the post tomorrow like a kid on Christmas morning. I can’t wait to get that Clipper-Original-paint-job Gotha on a mission! The Entente won’t know what hit them!!!

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    On a more WOG note, I have been preparing some homemade aircraft bases for some of my and my brother's non-Ares models:

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    Latest approach is to cover the top with a one-piece decal. Not 100% happy with it, but it will serve until I come up with a better.

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    How do you get those decals? Make them yourself or order them from somewhere? I think they look great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BB401 View Post
    On a more WOG note, I have been preparing some homemade aircraft bases for some of my and my brother's non-Ares models:

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    Latest approach is to cover the top with a one-piece decal. Not 100% happy with it, but it will serve until I come up with a better.
    I like what you are doing, while you are at it you might up the altitude for WWII planes and for high altitude WWI Zeppelin interceptors, just sayin . . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guntruck View Post
    Knocked these galleys up this week for a bit of rules testing tomorrow. If the rules work, might invite Tim round for a game......



    Now, back to aircraft
    What scale are these? They look fantastic!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TalkMonkey View Post
    How do you get those decals? Make them yourself or order them from somewhere? I think they look great!
    Printed on testors clear decal paper on my hp inkjet.
    Applied to a beveled piece of 3/16 Plexiglas

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    Quote Originally Posted by TalkMonkey View Post
    What scale are these? They look fantastic!
    They are 1/1200th Nick.
    Run for your life - there are stupid people everywhere!

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    OK, been a busy month for me

    First a Bolt action army I did for E-bay fodder

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    Followed but the 1st of almost 40 My little pony figs in resin for a regular...dont ask
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    then throw in a SAGA army I did for another reg
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    then also add in another large group of Zombicide figs (30 characters)..no pic.

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    Lots of neat stuff since the 'fall' earlier in the month...I can't wait to see the 'My Little Pony' army come to life

    I just finished base-coating Cthulhu - time now for washes and dry-brushing and detail painting. He's intended to take part in an scenario I would like to run at Origins this next year. We've already started play-testing some rules...

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    All the best,
    Matt

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    Very cool and scary! Won't be long till we will need a new thread group: "Twilight Glory Zone" : )

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    Yor new expansion "Camel vs. Cthulhu" looks great.
    Really scary for the Camel.
    Looking forward for AARs.

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    Are you tracking "sanity points" for pilots?

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    Sort of, but not really...

    When pilots fire at Cthulhu, they incur a possibility that they 'look into his eyes' - this causes the drawing of a 'madness' card that determines their next 3 maneuver cards. They will disregard whatever cards they had plotted and use instead the three cards mandated by the 'madness' card. Some of the cards are terrified cards, where the pilot simply wants to get away. Others are crazed cards, that cause the pilot to fire on each of those three mandated maneuver phases at the closest plane, regardless of whether it's friendly or not.

    After the three mandated cards, the pilot 'shakes it off' and can return to the fray.

    Once I've finalized some things and worked out the bugs, I'll post a file that folks can access if they're interested.

    All the best,
    Matt

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowcat View Post

    Followed but the 1st of almost 40 My little pony figs in resin for a regular...dont ask
    The local gaming con has a regular _Fallout: Equestria_ minis game....

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    My guy dumped almost 40 of them on me including a group of 5 zombie ponies with it. I suspect it is a variant of a D and D adventure using Pony figs...His wife is very much into it so it might also be her project. Will post more as I get em done (5 zeds almost finished tonight) Do almost exclusively historicals anymore so do not mind something different every now and then. I will admit my wife's fondness for Zombicide games so have painted a snot load of those also both for a customer and myself.

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    I decided that having an unmarked vehicle would not fit well on my shelf, and too the magic box of spare decals I went!
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    Well I finally took pictures of the Lily's I did. They are AIM with MISCMINI decals.
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    Not my Theater, Bob, but those Lillies look lovely - great job on the green and silver camo!

    Andy, I've always like Genestealers, and that new scout vs. aliens game looks very nifty - I may have to investigate it for myself...

    Max, your posting made me discover this tank's ranking in the E-series of German hypotheticals - I had not known of this little fellow before now. Are you playing with them in a game or is it a display model?

    Steve, your biremes and triremes look lovely - are you playing with a specific set of rules or creating one of your own?

    Good stuff all around, folks!!

    All the best,
    Matt

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    Wow. Lots of great projects this month! Keep up the great work guys.

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    Lookin’ good Bob
    Run for your life - there are stupid people everywhere!

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    "Why would you want to order this?" I quickly reminded Mrs. Clipper that she knew better. My daughter sponsored a "clever container" storage solutions sale on-line and dad got caught up in the catalog. Found this:

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    It arrived super fast, the elves got right on it . . .

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    I then put it into action with my current projects!

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    Two layers and it turns so I do not have too!

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    It will be great for mass painting binges . . . .

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    All for $25, might need to develop a 3-4 story version . . .

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    Revisiting the Friedrichshafen G.III and G.IIIa . . .

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    These were done several years ago from Shapeways G.III models, just after the Ares Gotha came out.

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    Lower two are the G.IIIa conversions, top one is actually a Gotha G.Va converted from an Ares Gotha

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    Significant re-sculpting of the tail assembly was required, all dark blue was cool and easy, just not historical . . .

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    Dark blue lozenge "stickers"

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    Daylight lozenge "stickers" made by the elves used on the Gotha

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    Stock G.IIIs from Shapeways got lozenges from the old metal kits I had laying about, turned the cardstock patterns into "stickers"

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    bottoms up!

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    Now I have been asked about the extra heavy wing and tail thickness on the original Shapeways models, here's one the elves missed in the first production after a bit of "thinning"

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    There is a very noticeable rim on the bottom of both wings that can be trimmed off, helping the edge a lot

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    Tricky to trim amongst the center struts though . . .

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    Rudder requires both sides trimmed, but can be done without losing the surface details . . .

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    Tail feathers can be beveled on the bottom edges with good effect . . .

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    I have put the elves on the final G.III and they should get it done this week. New authentic colors can be found in the new book by Jack Herris "German G-Type Bombers of WWI" I very much like this mini from Shapeways, it has all the struts in place unlike the Ares Gotha; it is also sturdy on the game table. Anyone looking for an alternate to the Gotha or something to complement it on a bombing raid can't go wrong. . . .

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    Matt I found a new base color for some of my Japanese planes. Vallejo Green Gray (70.886). Have to work on the other planes I just got from AIM.

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    I have that color in my paint box, Bob - I really like a lot of the green shades Vallejo produces, even if I don't paint Japanese planes with 'em...

    Keep up the great work!

    All the best,
    Matt

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    I have received a few compliments and can only say thanks. Form what you guys do it means a great deal to get them for all of you.



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