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Scoutdad
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2008 2:34 am    Post subject: How Scoutdad WYN's the game... Reply with quote

OK, I admit - It was a really bad pun, but then again - is there any such thing as a good pun? Confused

I have just finished the first 7 of my WYN ships. [Well, they still need the WYN national symbol decals added, but those will happen soon].




I still have several more that will be finished soon. A Kzinti FF, a Lyran FF, a Klingon E4 and F5, 2 or 3 more AxC's, a large Auxillary, and some misc Orions that have been leased to the WYN.

Photos of those will be added when they are complete.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2008 3:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

[pun-mode=ON] That is a Great White Fleet [pun-mode=OFF]

I like 'em. I think when I do mine I'm going to hit them with a heavy wash though. The white hides a lot of the details.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2008 3:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did the first with a wash, but if only muddied the finish - so it got dipped and redone.

You are correct about the detail being washed out, but it's only washed out in the photos. But this time I used an off-white rather than the titanium white I use on my Feds, and the actual minis are quite nice. You just need o jump on one of those Boeing's that were just manufactured and fly to TN to see them in person. Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2008 4:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I might have to see them at Origins.

Sadly, no Boeing airplanes have been manufactured for 40 days, as my friends in the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers are out pounding the pavement on strike. No mechanics, no airplanes.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2008 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was going to try outdoor photos in natural sunlight today to see if the lack of a flash might not provide a better detail resolution - but alas, 80% chance of thunderstorms... Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2008 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, you should try getting a day that isn't overcast anywhere near Wales (Bath being "near Wales" enough to suffer from this)... Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2008 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Or Seattle...
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2008 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice job on those. It's also nice to see the new Monitor out and painted up.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2008 3:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OGOPTIMUS wrote:
Nice job on those. It's also nice to see the new Monitor out and painted up.


Thanks. I have 4 more monitors primed and ready to go. I'm thinking Federation / Klingon / Hydran and either Kzinti or Lyran... not sure which yet. I have a couple dozen Kzinti to paint and the correct colors will be on the palette, but a Lyran monitor with a really good cat pattern is just as tempting.

Of course, I could follow SVC's suggestion and just buy another then paint both Lyran and Kzinti versions. Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2008 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Scoutdad wrote:
Of course, I could follow SVC's suggestion and just buy another then paint both Lyran and Kzinti versions. Wink


Sounds like sensible advice to me. You know what it's like, you won't be happy until you've done one of each (Lyran/Kzinti) colour scheme, so for the sake of the price of a miniature, it's worth it. Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2008 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually - I won't be happy until I have one of EACH!
Fed / Klink / Rom / Kzin / Gorn / Tholina / Orion / Hydran / Lyran / WYN / ISC / LDR / etc... Cool

But there is a practical limit to the amount of lead that be collected in one location before a special permit from the EPA is required...

And accordinfg to my wife, I'm nearing that point! Shocked
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2008 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lol... aren't they pewter miniatures, or am I thinking of something else?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2008 1:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You obviously haven't met my wife Very Happy

Would you like to attempt to explain the difference between a lead miniature and a pewter miniature to her? Shocked

And beyond that, most of the minis I have are indeed the older, lead ones... Wink

I already have (at the request of the R'Ford County Vol. Fire Dept.) a HazMat placard on my garage wall to alert firefighters of the potential hazrds should a fire break out. Crying or Very sad
I really don't want to have my property classified as a Superfund site! Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2008 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dang, Scoutdad just beat me for the most smileys placed in a post without overtly putting them there for that exact reason. Crying or Very sad (You'll still never beat me with parentheses though.)
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2008 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heh. You should see a good old fashioned John Erwin Hacker post on the legacy board. If SVC charged by the smiley, he'd be a rich man.
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