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Mbrien198807 Jul 2016 11:11 a.m. PST

HI again!
Well I got some time to do some more painting and I was able to knock out the big ships that I have for each fleet.


Here is a picture for you but you can see more over at my blog:

Have a good Friday!!!

tberry740307 Jul 2016 11:23 a.m. PST

thumbs up

How do you do the bases?

Captain Gideon07 Jul 2016 5:04 p.m. PST

Mark nice paint jobs.

One question regarding basing have you ever thought of using Magnets for attaching ships to the bases?

I ask this because it's more easy for storage of a lot(but not all)of the ships.


Allen57 Supporting Member of TMP07 Jul 2016 6:55 p.m. PST

Really like the Star Blazer ships and must get to painting mine but I HATE those damned photo etched parts. They are apain to put on the ships and the few that I have gamed with tended to shed the photo etch rather easily.

MacrossMartin07 Jul 2016 7:05 p.m. PST

I'm not fond of the little Musashi miniatures, (prefer the Bandai Mecha Collection series) but you've done these justice, Mbrien. Good work!

TheBeast Supporting Member of TMP07 Jul 2016 10:06 p.m. PST

;->= I find the old Bandai small-box models 'fiddly.'

As you can guess, I've never assembled any of the Musashi Ent with photo-etch.

Better man than I…


Mbrien198808 Jul 2016 5:08 a.m. PST

The base is just a 25mm base from Warbases. it is 3 mm thick and all I do is take a nail and punch a hole and use a toothpick for the vertical part. I glue the model to the toothpick. I use special bases with magnets on my WWII and Modern aircraft.

Thanks for the kind remarks. There is more to come, with time.


Captain Gideon08 Jul 2016 9:02 a.m. PST

Allen57 and Doug I understand what you're saying about photo-etched parts and they're a pain in the ass to work with.

But I've managed to work with them.

For example 2 EDF ships Yamato and Andromeda have 12 or more photo-etched parts including very tiny parts,so I decided that I'll put on just enough to make the ships look good.

So on each of those ships I glued on 10 photo-etched parts.

Also for myself I really like the StarBlazers minis mainly because almost every ship is in scale with each other and not many other spaceship minis lines can make that claim

TheBeast Supporting Member of TMP10 Jul 2016 5:41 a.m. PST

…not many other spaceship minis lines can make that claim…

I would put that as 'genre…lines', but know what you mean big time.

MarkB: I have to wonder if I'm the only one here who came up full stop on the idea of those lovely figs supported by just a toothpick…


Capt Flash20 Jul 2016 6:48 a.m. PST


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