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    2019 Monthly Painting Challenge - January

    @bedjy very nice brushwork indeed....you've managed to paint a lot of character into such small models - great stuff πŸ‘
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    Shocked about the quality of the TOS Miniatures

    @Impact UK If the models I received were anything like the ones you describe then I would undoubtedly be as miffed as you and quite possibly more so...to the point that I think I would have contacted Wyrd with a couple of photos to demand replacements or money back....like you say it must be down to quality control as it seems hit or miss as to whether models are assembled properly or not...in my own case I guess myself and others just got lucky as it were.... ...in the spirit of my origin post however ,so that curious onlookers shouldn't be put off, and in no way making light of others misfortune I would add that as disappointing and frustrating as the badly assembled examples are it must still be an overall minority of cases otherwise this forum would surely be burning down with thousands and thousands of people who signed up to the Kickstarter all wielding pitchforks and demanding their money back
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    Shocked about the quality of the TOS Miniatures

    I write this in the hope that anyone curious about the game does not get put off by one or two negative comments.... I signed up for Dual Commander, had to wait quite a while along with everyone else and then eventually received over one hundred pre assembled models Fact #1 The PVC models are as close to their 3D renders as any Malifaux model - period Fact #2 On opening the box the PVC at its finest points e.g. bayonets, rifle barrels can arrive bent out of shape and initially seem too flexy...BUT...as mentioned here in forum announcements...all you have to do is dunk the bent part in hot (not boiling) water ,reshape it and then dunk it in cold water....no more bent parts...I have straightened out both Field Intelligence Corps and Royal Rifle Corps using this technique and they remain sorted...no flexing back with the added advantage that they can NOT break...the bayonets alone wouldn't have lasted five minutes in regular hard plastic Fact #3 The Titans do indeed have large gaps that need filling but I also accept that if I want a complicated, pre assembled sculpt there will be some work to do just as there is with the far smaller models we build for Malifaux....the Titans are SO much bigger than anything in Malifaux...at the same time they are not Japanese injection moulded kits...they come in grey plastic and you CAN play them straight out the box...my assumption is though that most people will paint them...as such priming and filling is just a normal part of that process...yes my Gorysche had to be filled and filled again....but pardon the pun when I say that it is an absolute monster sizewise...easy to work on Fact #4 The claim that the PVC can not hold detail like hard plastic just doesn't hold up...Wyrd have clearly done their homework when choosing the blend used...once primed it holds paint as well as Malifaux and as evidenced on my painting table it doesn't crack if flexed...and I know that for a fact because I am trying it out as I go To conclude - I'm sorry when I read someone coming down so hard on a game they don't actually own....I for one am totally happy with what I received - in all honesty it exceeded my expectations....and I am already waiting with baited breath for the release of models I don't own yet
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    2019 Monthly Painting Challenge - January

    @Athiko great job on a difficult model with a nice choice of palette...I like your blends and the way it ties in so well with the baseπŸ‘ @Caedrus Wow ! What a way to take on your shelf of shame ! That NMM in particular is very impressive indeed...not just use of an airbrush but skilled use πŸ˜‰πŸ‘
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    2019 Monthly Painting Challenge - January

    @bedjy nice subtle tones...detailing on the hands and feet already looking good πŸ‘
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    Models you'd like new sculpts for

    @Caedrus you managed to express what I was trying to say...but much better πŸ˜‰πŸ‘
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    2019 Monthly Painting Challenge - January

    Thanks for the kind words....in answer to your question of how I got there I have a question of my own....how good are you at swearing ? 😁....swearing featured quite a lot in the process πŸ˜‚ Last year I started experimenting with glazes....had almost four months away from the paint table and had a bit of a reboot along the way...this year decided to experiment more. ......so...two things....(1) Vallejo 70.596 Glaze Medium....(2) a lot of patience....if the glaze isn't 100% completely dry and you apply another layer onto it there's a very real risk that even gentle brushing will see the surface of the colour tear leaving a nasty scratch in a nice smooth blend or surface that is very difficult to repair or patch up. The three Warped figures were all given an initial mixed base colour....,when that had dried I gave it a couple of washes of colours I wanted to blend be that blue or green or brown...once that was dry I started to accentuate with layers of glazes that also featured yellow and orange (it's an experiment) as a very weak glaze of yellow I have discovered really accentuates whatever is underneath it Hope that helps.... Fellow painters...if you haven't seen the Lampads by @emiba on a different thread to this be sure to check them out...very dynamicπŸ‘
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    Models you'd like new sculpts for

    I think having new alternate sculpts is an excellent way of accommodating varying tastes ,keeps modellers happy and tables varied....but regardless of faction in future releases I would like ALL of them to be DARKER ....goofy or wacky are excellent for Nightmare editions.... keep it DARK ......and somewhere on the edge of creepy....and if at all possible right at the very edge of "is this PC ?" because IMHO children should be playing Hungry Hippo not Malifaux... ....it would be beyond fantastic if human sculpts could start returning to proper proportions like the Beckoners or any of McCabe's box or Mounted Guards (all superb figures in every way) and NOT cartoon characters like the "should I be auditioning for Monsters Inc ?" Cyclops or the recently previewed M3E Captain Vanilla Dashael .... Having said all that until quite recently I still think most of Malifaux's range is pretty cutting edge.... ...so....top of my very short list....THE ILLUMINATED...I look at Goryo or some of the Cult of Burning Man sculpts from TOS and the Illuminated might could do with a rework....would also really like to see some much more worrying WALDGEIST...bigger pieces...wouldn't even mind just one in a box if it contained enough parts to make alternate versions of itself...just bigger and more worrying like the superb He-kome sculpt that suddenly appeared last year....and not sure if possible but made from the same plastic as TOS - no more broken parts ! Yay ! My $0.002 just expired
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    2019 Monthly Painting Challenge - January

    WIP time.....still a way to go but main colours laid down...AND....in an effort to keep the skin tones more or less equivalent across all three fireteams I have managed to make a start on the other six members of The Warped....the great thing about the TOS figures is that aside the great sculpts that are fun to work on the fact that I am now working on ten figures simultaneously is nothing short of groundbreaking for me....it is also making me approach them differently to just taking on two or three Malifaux characters...so colour me happy....for now from Cult Of The Burning Man - on the left a Raving Madman and then three of The Warped
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    WIP Painters Challenge April 2017
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    From the album: Burnin' Coal

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    2019 Monthly Painting Challenge - January

    @Athiko come on in ! Rules are at the start of the thread for this year but you're in plenty of time to join us all πŸ˜‰
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    2019 Monthly Painting Challenge - January

    @lusciousmccabe well done - really like the richness of the purple/blue on the Insidious Madness
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    2019 Monthly Painting Challenge - January

    πŸ˜‚ Yay ! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘.....getting around to starting is often the hardest part πŸ˜‰
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    2019 Monthly Painting Challenge - January

    @Caedrus looking great so far...really like the choice and tones of orange and browns πŸ‘ Considering that we are still at the start of the month there has been some very rapid progress going on which is most inspirational πŸ‘ For myself I should get a WIP shot up by close of play on Sunday...enjoying getting back into painting again and enjoying reading the background stories in the TOS rulebook as I work on the figures...Cult of The Burning Man has some killer sculpts so am really fired up and wanting to paint them
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    2019 Monthly Painting Challenge - January

    @Polar43 nice bright colours on Santiago - very crisp definition - nice work indeed - look forward to seeing Papa and Nino πŸ‘
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    2019 Monthly Painting Challenge - January

    @bedjy lovely job...some really smooth blends and the skin tones are excellent...great start to the year
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    Slotted base/magnets question

    This is something I am already having thoughts about...think I will be using self adhesive magnetic paper strip on the 30mm bases... The inner lip/space for magnets is pretty thin on the single figure bases but gets thicker as the sizes go up...for transport however worth bearing in mind that despite more depth to the inner lip on the plug in bases the clearance between the playing surface/travel case is very small indeed...not much more than 1mm - however a stronger magnet with up to 4mm depth can be added between the recesses of the plug in bases - no ruler to hand but by eye: Single figure 30mm base inner lip - 1mm Multi figure Fireteam base inner lip - 4mm but with 1mm clearance to playing surface where the three plug in bases sit 40/50mm base inner lip - 4mm Titan base inner lip - 4mm
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    TOS in Europe

    @tmod I experienced similar...both King's Hand and Gorysche came with parts detached ,Field Intelligence Corps had a couple of loose shovels and one Sharpshooter has its head glued on so badly that I need to snap it off to fix it....like yours mine were very well packed and not crushed...however some boxes were shrunk wrapped with cards included and others such as the Titans weren't along with an envelope of loose cards for different factions... so am guessing the damage happened at the packing or repacking stage Overall am still very happy indeed with the models...feel really bad for the guys in Europe still waiting though
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    2019 Monthly Painting Challenge - January

    Happy New Year everyone....feels good to be back....my entry for January will be the Shikome I started last September and these guys from TOS...A Raving Madman and three of the Warped....all from Cult Of The Burning Man
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    From the album: Burnin' Coal

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    Serpentarium's Malifaux Mondays - HEAVY PICS

    Wow ! Insanely good as ever...thankyou for your inspiration...looking forward to more in 2019 πŸ‘
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    Monthly Painting Challenge - December

    @Franchute Great choice of colour and very nice blending...base looks excellent as well πŸ‘
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    TOS in Europe

    This happened to me and I wrote to Wyrd direct...no reply BUT a couple of weeks later they shipped me the missing part of the order direct from the U.S.
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    2019 Monthly Painting Challenge - January

    @Caedrus....and there was me thinking that the Panzer of the Lake had parked itself exclusively outside my house...there must be more than one Panzer...I didn't listen either 🀣 For my January pledge I am going to finish the Shikome I started in last year's Challenge before falling by the wayside....I will also be attempting to finish and base at least one fireteam of The Warped from The Other Side ,so three figures.....the Holidays have given me a chance to pick up tools and brush again to get a ton of prep work done on Cult Of Burning Man from The Other Side....already looking forward to seeing how many I can get finished in the coming months...before I start buying reinforcements 🀣
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