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Stevewren

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  1. Its a horrible rules mechanic though. It all gets very messy and can lead to some bad feeling - does the model go here or here, is this the right direction etc. I would much prefer that you can put her down within an area. Could lead to some clever tactical play and placement. I guess we'll find out in the next few days.
  2. I bought a bunch of Tzeentch models from a friend of mine a few months ago, and three of the models were Exalted Flamers. I have sprayed and undercoated the thereof them about nine times so far, and I have not been able to find a scheme or style that I like. The models have a lot of flat detail that doesn't wash well and is tricky to dry brush too. I tried fades from bottom to top of similar colours, colours that contrast, and different tones of the same colour. None of these particularly inspired me, or if they did I found it hard to get a good highlight or shade onto the model. In the end I went with a contrast from a light brown to yellow. I then used purple as the contrast colour for the flames - no particularly inspiring, but it works well. I did the flames all with washes and then quickly highlighted the tops with a white. I really wanted the model finished and in the end I just called it done as I didn't want to continue working on a model I wasn't enjoying. It will look fine in my Tzeentch force, but I really didn't enjoy the sculpt or the painting experience. The pale yellow highlights were easy to bring back using the Lamentors yellow glaze, which I really like for working on yellow. Because I didn't enjoy the model I didn't spend much time picking out details like teeth and more on the flames. I'm not sure spending time on the flames would really make much difference, and I think it would be annoying to try and layer them up. I wonder if I had put the model together there might have been a way to keep the flames separate which may have allowed me to do a better job. This may have made the painting experience better too. I think the two spare flamers may find their way onto ebay in the near future!
  3. Road to Adepticon 2018 : Part 2

    When I saw you were packing models in foam I assumed you'd be flying. Particularly with metal models have you considered just using a magnetised box? Nothing rubs against the models, you can magnetise them in movement trays ready to go, it's easy to transport them between games? I used to use a foam case, but once I started to use plastic boxes I'd never go back except for travelling internationally.
  4. Let's chat : Slaanesh

    Stacking the hell striders I would imagine - can't remember if you can do this or not, although it gets outlawed at some events where you can't stack the same buff from two sources, even if the RAW says it's fine.
  5. Blightwar all Done!

    I've got some of the Pusgoyle Blightlords to paint up next so I'll certainly look at varying up the greens on those. They also have a few more areas where you can put in extra colours. I agree when the plaguebearers in particular are on the bases they don't jump them! I was a big fan of the goblins too. I'd like to have seen a few more of them!
  6. Blightwar all Done!

    I drilled out the holes with a 5mm drill bit and super glued acrylic rod into them. I then did the same into the playback on the base. It makes them very secure. Wings are pinned as well as I have seen them pop off very easily.
  7. Smoke and Cloud Effects

    You can use expanding foam. I used it for cloud effects on some scenery. Its difficult to work with though due to its unpredictable nature. However you can make the clouds separately so you can make more and choose the best ones.
  8. Forum Posts vs Blog Posts: Discuss

    I think the problem comes if you want to keep a range of things in the Blog and you have work in progress as well and you are interested in feedback. You get 2.5x more views if you are in the forum than in the Blog section, which means you have 2.5x more chances of getting the feedback you are after.
  9. The Darkwood Court

    The man Stag conversion is something else! Awesome concept
  10. Oscar Painting Stuff

    I've already bought my ticket 😄
  11. Oscar Painting Stuff

    Hey Oscar, like I said on the Twitter those Stormcast are some of the best I've seen. I'm not usuallly a fan but I think these are brilliant. I've got to admit I've saved your lord of Affliction photo too, as I've just started working on mine. I hope you keep posting as this is a very inspiring blog. Top stuff
  12. "People comment more if a painting and modelling project is put in the Forum section than the Blog Section" discuss.... it seems like having a forum post for tracking your painting and modelling is better than having a Blog in the blog section. Just scanning down the page there are a lot more comments on Posts. Forum/Blog users don't seem to comment much on the blog section. You get quite a few likes or reactions, but very little critique or feedback from what I've experienced. My answer to my own question would be that if you are working on a project don't put it in the blog section, put it here. Use the Blogs more like a diary to track your own projects, but don't expect as much interaction.
  13. "People comment more if a painting and modelling project is put in the Forum section than the Blog Section" discuss.... it seems like having a forum post for tracking your painting and modelling is better than having a Blog in the blog section. Just scanning down the page there are a lot more comments on Posts. Forum/Blog users don't seem to comment much on the blog section. You get quite a few likes or reactions, but very little critique or feedback from what I've experienced. My answer to my own question would be that if you are working on a project don't put it in the blog section, put it here. Use the Blogs more like a diary to track your own projects, but don't expect as much interaction.
  14. Looks great. Having painted three myself I know that they can be frustrating, but end result is usually quite good. The models just look cool! However what are you going to do when you get to month 6, GHB 2018 gets released and Phoenix are 320 points each...???
  15. Age of Sigmar "2nd edition"

    1. Disagree. Low wound heroes are a risk, bug they often have powerful command abilities. If they became unhittable then you get a balance isssue. 2. I agree a bit. I think a compromise to shooting is better. Maybe not being able to shoot anything when in combat, but have some restrictions. 3. Disagree massively. The double turn is AOS. It gives you a chance in otherwise hopeless situations. It accentuates defeats sometimes, but from my experience I'd lose the game anyway in an I go you go format. As others have said you can game plan around it. Push forward knowing that if you get the turn you can win and doing it is great. Or defensively buff your units and give your opponents the double turn hoping he won't do much damage so you get the chance for the double turn later. It brings so much more to the game. What id like to see is changes to some of the more odd game changing rules like Deadly terrain killing a whole model. Tone that down to one mortal wound for example. Make everything 'wholly within'
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