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PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2009 8:31 pm    Post subject: Cough Splutter hack. Reply with quote

Well there now primered, wasnt as bad as i was thinking it would be, but also im not sure if its as good as it could have been. I want to get to the fun bit.

My next will be better preperation.

Follow the link, more photos added.

thanks.
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Rick Smith
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2009 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking good so far. You could probably use a few more passes of the primer though. I think I can see a little bit of metal peeking through in the creases - especially around the join where the bridge meets the saucer section.

Coming along though.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2009 10:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the comments, i see what you mean, ive had a look at the pics, but not the minis as yet. Ill see what its like in the cold light of day, 22:30 here now no sun.

A quick tangent though, just getting my paints out ready for tommorow. These are vallejo model color. Some colours seem more seperated than others. Should i shake them all? how long for, etc etc.

Thanks again
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 03, 2009 12:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

count_zero99uk wrote:
...Should i shake them all? how long for, etc etc...

Thanks again
Zero.

Not ot sound silly... but... shake them as long as is required o thoroughly remix them. There's no hard, fast rule that I've found. Some of the paints I use seperate easily (and therefore remix easily)... some, take longer to separate, but when they do - it takes longer to remix them.

I have found that by dropping a couple of BBs (you know, the small pellet pellets fired froma child's gun... not the really big starships Wink ) in the paint tins, they seem to mix more thoroughly and just a bit faster.

I liken it to having the bearlng (or whatever) in the can of aerosol primer.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 03, 2009 12:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Completely agree with Scoutdad - ALWAYS shake your colors!

And always thin them with water before you start in on the actual painting too.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 03, 2009 1:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

bb idea, great in theory. My vallejo bottles have teeny tiny holes at the top, and i dont think a bb with fit in there.

Im sure im missing somethign obvious, but its 1am, ive been playing fable 2 and i need sleep.

So fairwell and goodnight to you all.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 03, 2009 1:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually... the tip of the bottle comes off, leaving an opening plenty large enough to insert BBs in...
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