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tsofian03 Apr 2016 10:24 a.m. PST

I've been painting A LOT!



So are these painted well enough for the convention tables? I think I still have a lot of detail work to do, but I believe I am making some decent progress.

Let me know what you all think!

TheKing3003 Apr 2016 10:31 a.m. PST

I wish we could see a closer picture of the minis. From what I can see, they look fine. You could use this test – hold the mini an arms length away. Are you happy with it? If the answer is "yes", then you're done!

tsofian03 Apr 2016 10:34 a.m. PST

I have a macro device for my camera, I just need to figure out how it works!

Mute Bystander03 Apr 2016 10:36 a.m. PST

That may disappoint you because things you cannot see "on the table" will show up. Are you a perfectionist? If so, be warned.

abelp0103 Apr 2016 12:03 p.m. PST

Just turn up the resolution on your camera and don't worry about the macro setting.

Lion in the Stars03 Apr 2016 12:12 p.m. PST

How to use Macro mode:

It's usually indicated by a flower icon. Select that, now you can put your camera ~4" away from the trooper you're trying to take a picture of.

If you're not in Macro mode, you need to be at least 18" away from whatever you're trying to picture.

tsofian03 Apr 2016 12:28 p.m. PST

No, its an attached gizmo kind of thing!

Coyotepunc and Hatshepsuut03 Apr 2016 12:35 p.m. PST

They appear to be attached to finished bases. To me, that is done.

Ragbones03 Apr 2016 5:26 p.m. PST

Terry, if you're happy with them then they're done. You have only to please yourself. Put 'em on the tabletop and start rollin' dem bones.

Jeff of SaxeBearstein03 Apr 2016 10:25 p.m. PST

Visual distance on the tabletop is measured in "feet", not "inches". From what I can tell from your photos, I would happily run them on the table with no qualms.

So ask yourself if you want to play with them OR to take the time to paint details that no one else will ever see?

-- Jeff

Green Tiger04 Apr 2016 1:13 a.m. PST

Yes – they look painted to me…

Gunner Dunbar04 Apr 2016 2:39 a.m. PST

Sorry to small to tell, I see a couple of colours, looks like desert yellow and dark blue, but beyond that it's hard to tell, can't even tell what figures they are, are they cowboys?

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP04 Apr 2016 5:52 a.m. PST

I would say sure

Maxim C Gatling04 Apr 2016 11:19 a.m. PST

I'm old and my eyesight ain't what it used to be. They look fine to me. Better than mine, that's for sure.

TheBeast Supporting Member of TMP04 Apr 2016 11:28 a.m. PST

Nah, they all look like crap.

Save yourself much pain, and ship them to…


tsofian04 Apr 2016 1:37 p.m. PST

now I know why you won't come to conventions

Lion in the Stars04 Apr 2016 3:31 p.m. PST

I'd love to make it to a convention, especially to see (or better yet play in) a Hive battle.

I'd call the models "good enough", you're not aiming for 15mm individual characters. I tend to apply the old GW tournament standard to 15mm minis: at least 3 colors, finished basing.

My colonial Brits have skin, khaki, webbing, gunstock and metal, dipped, and any puggarees in bright colors. So at least 6 colors, not counting basing.

Their Afghan/Pathan opponents are mostly cream-white with belts used to differentiate "tribes". I should have a few dark blue or black outfits for the Swat Valley idiots.

TheBeast Supporting Member of TMP05 Apr 2016 7:15 a.m. PST

;->= I go to conventions regularly. I oft pick up folks 'tired old painted figures.' Just trying to save you a step.

Just wish I liked 40K; those folks can't hold on to an army for five minutes.

I was even trying mightily to make it to Borderwars, especially when you were announced, but just not in the cards currently.

Definitely making it to Recruits; hope you're still considering, though I know Sept can have a lot of conflicts.


tsofian06 Apr 2016 1:37 p.m. PST

I think I will be in Seattle for Recruits at Steamposium :-(

ced110607 Apr 2016 2:29 p.m. PST

Do the basing next. At arm's length, you don't see details. I know for 28mm boardgames, I like to pick up the mini's and see details, but is the same for 15mm historicals?

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