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Cerdic22 Nov 2020 6:57 a.m. PST

Well, I've read the explanation on the link.

Two things came to mind.

First, my painting skills are nowhere near good enough to do this.

And second, how will I ever complete Napoleon's Grande Armee if I have to do this on every figure…?

General Kirchner22 Nov 2020 7:42 a.m. PST

+1 Cerdic

Personal logo brass1 Supporting Member of TMP22 Nov 2020 8:51 a.m. PST

+2 Cerdic


Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP22 Nov 2020 7:23 p.m. PST

+3 Cerdic.

SeattleGamer22 Nov 2020 9:23 p.m. PST

I understand what it is, but have never used it, and never will. It makes so little sense to invest that much time in a new technique that takes more time, and produces almost no visual difference.

Sure, the example looked fine, when it was 8" tall on my monitor. Post a picture of that model at 1.5" tall that cannot be expanded … so that people see it as they would on a tabletop, and it was pretty much pointless.

Golden Demon entries … by all means. Some fancy diorama. Fine. But for tabletop gaming, I consider it a wasted effort, and my mountain of minis that need paint is already enough to choke an elephant. Why take even longer, if nobody is going to notice the difference?

farnox23 Nov 2020 8:54 a.m. PST

+1 Seattle Gamer, it's a good approach for a painting contest but like you, I have too many unpainted troops that need paint to see the tabletop. Paint to a table top standard.

Sgt Slag24 Nov 2020 8:29 a.m. PST

I paint to a GEtGW standard, pretty much every time. I have over 1,000 painted mini's, comprising more than nine armies, along with more than three Human armies. I have more in the painting queue.

I hope to play with my toys, painted, before I die. I'm working, when possible, to paint more. What is the point of having mini's you can't enjoy a game with? To each their own. Me? I want to play… Cheers!

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