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Everything posted by Sam

  1. So I've painted on and off for many years now, always using second hand brushes. Not toooo long ago I bought some since I started to do more detail work and now I'm noticing that the brushes aren't quite that good any more. I'm sure I don't take care of them that well, but for you painters out there, how long does a brush normally last you?
  2. Runewars Miniatures

    I would very much doubt that to be the case. They just came out with this game, they have a massive amount of different products coming out before legion and it's already had to be reprinted once (if not twice) in the months it's been out. FFG has been pretty good about its miniature games and support. Sure, sometimes they can't produce fast enough to meet demand, but Armada didn't kill off Imperial Assault or X-Wing, IA didn't kill off Descent, and 40k doesn't kill off AoS. It's a different genre, and different system from Legion so I think we'll be safe. Time will tell of course, but it seems to be pretty popular, and Legion is not likely to steal many players from other games, as it's a different beast all its own.
  3. Has anyone taken a look at Runewars Miniatures? It's a warhammer fantasy-esque game (rank and file, not like AoS) with some neat gameplay items like command dials for your troops, movement templates, etc. It looks pretty good, and it's already being reprinted (it only came out a few months ago).
  4. How Long Do Your Brushes Last?

    Thanks for the video, OJ. I'll have to take a look at that.
  5. How Long Do Your Brushes Last?

    Thanks for the info. Yeah, I'm terrible for taking care of my brushes, that's for sure. The ones I use are the citadel brushes. They seem nice. I'd say that I've gotten about 30 models out of them and now the small ones are getting risky to paint with. I don't take care of them but I also don't paint as well as Kerri so my 30 is definitely not the same as hers :D I guess I'll be buying a couple more brushes this week :)
  6. How Long Do Your Brushes Last?

    That makes me feel better. Granted I don't paint nearly as much as you, but I've had mine maybe 6 months now and the detail ones are at the point where I think I need to replace them. They are getting a little too handsy on parts of the model near what I want them to focus on ;) I don't mind so much if my large brush for basecoats is a little frayed, as it's just a base coat, but the detail brushes should definitely be better. It's funny, though... I have a brush specifically "designed" for washes. Before that I had a brush that wasn't "designed" for it, but it was the one I'd use exclusively for washes and it got destroyed. This one is near perfect still. I wouldn't have guessed that it would last so well given how the old one fared.
  7. Runewars Miniatures

    I've spent waaaaaaaaaay too much on Imperial Assault to get into this really soon, but it's definitely going to be one I keep my eye on. With all 4 factions and expansions due out before the end of the year there will be plenty of options for people once I get into it. There may be more to entice other players then :)
  8. Sorry for your loss, Gary :( As for me, I should be done. I cheated a bit and took really easy minis for the hero and deployment cards (single model deployment cards, both of them and the hero are robots so easy to do). My mother in law was up for a week and that means no access to the room I paint in, so I decided to cut the corners to actually complete this one on time :)
  9. It's Soo Logical

    When a hero figure comes with lots of extra bits I can see the price being justified. When they don't, as with the ones in the picture above, I do find it annoying. I mean sure, they may be better sculpts, but when you're looking at $45 for a single model, but can get 10 base troops for $70 it's a little crazy. The flip side, though, is that these models are bought in far fewer numbers, but the costs of sculpting them, making the molds and producing them are the same if not higher. Their cost per model on these would be higher than the CPM on the base troops, so I do see a valid reason for a higher price. I'm not sure that 6.5x the cost of a base trooper is necessary, though.
  10. Neat Game Dashboard for infinity

    Wow, that's pretty slick!
  11. It really isn't a lot. The guards are all red, more or less. The officers just need the boots & guns done, then the wash. Maaaaaaaaybe I'll highlight after. So it's really between 4 and 8 models.
  12. Hmm... I will pledge 2 Imperial Assault heroes (not sure which ones yet... likely Fen and Gideon as they are currently being used) 4 Royal guards (partly done already) 4 imperial officers (mostly done already) and 2 deployment cards worth (TBD... a deployment card is either a unique character, a "massive" model like an AT-ST/Rancor, or about 2-3 models for a squad)
  13. So the first season has come to an end with Nick being the overall winner! (yay!) I'd post a picture, but in my haste to get it I didn't get a clear shot. Ahh well :) Season 2 starts on Saturday! :)
  14. Monthly Painting Challenge - August

    Next month I shall set out to do far less, I think :)
  15. Shadow War: Armageddon League

    I keep meaning to play this, but 40k keeps taking my attention away.
  16. Monthly Painting Challenge - August

    I derailed myself, unfortunately. Kept buying new stuff so my limited time & energy went to building models, and then I picked up Imperial Assault and I'm instead painting some of those minis. I will not be getting the knight done this month.
  17. 40k Chapter Approved - Matched Play

    That's exactly how I have them set up, actually, and it's how I expected that worked. Thanks :)
  18. 40k Chapter Approved - Matched Play

    But you would then lose all bonuses you might get for an ultramarines detachment, right? What if you have an ultramarines detachment and two imperial knights? Would the entire army need to be Imperial or could the ultramarines detachment be ultramarines giving them, and only them, the obsec advantage?
  19. 40k Chapter Approved - Matched Play

    Why would an all catachan list take it from an all imperial list? I don't know a lot about battle forged armies, but don't they just need to have one keyword in common?
  20. Fate of Konor - The Games Nook

    He said he'd post stuff when he gets in tonight.
  21. Fate of Konor - The Games Nook

    Message sent to him.
  22. Monthly Painting Challenge - August

    I may try that for the second one. I'm getting good results with painting many coats, so I'll just do that this time. If I do a coat in the morning and one in the evening I'll have all of the main coats done in a week (that's including the gold trim which also needs multiple coats)
  23. Monthly Painting Challenge - August

    I'm putting it over leadbelcher. I sprayed the whole thing with that considering that the majority of it is going to be leadbelcher :) So yeah, light colour over dark.
  24. Monthly Painting Challenge - August

    Games workshop, and some sort of bright pink. Screamer flesh I think? I'm not sure offhand. There's nothing wrong with it, it's just that on anything but small areas it needs more than one coat. So does my bronze, my gold, and some others. The end result looks good. It just takes more coats than I'm used to.
  25. Monthly Painting Challenge - August

    I've got the bottom half nearly done. I've wanted to get it done to test the colours before posting anything. I've now started the main colour coat on the upper half. Some of these paints take 4-5 coats to actually get a decent layer of paint on. It's quite annoying, but I am enjoying the look of it. Once the toes are done on the bottom half I'll post a progress pic.