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Watching Paint Dry 15: The Rise of Watching Paint Dry

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2024 6:07 pm 
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I'm starting something new for 2024 and our groups first quarter painting challenge: Steel Rift. I'm not sold on the rules but the figures are great and completely customizable. I magnetized all the arms and the weapon ports in the Freelance starter this week, now to slog through another 90 of the weapons.

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I'm not sure on a color scheme yet. At think point I'm thinking mostly black, with a redish-pink head and left arm/shoulder.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2024 5:07 am 
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I've been plodding through the black on the Steel Rift stuff and I also finished the cockpits as I try to stumble into a color scheme. I hope to finish the maroon next week.

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I've had these Bretonnian Squires sitting on my desk since last January and I randomly picked one up this week to try out a color scheme.

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I also finished painting another unit of Union infantry. I think my Civil War stuff will be my next big push as I want to run a small game at a local convention in April.

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Lovely stuff - I get tempted by those mechs, too.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 29, 2024 2:41 am 
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Thanks guys.

I've been slogging through a dozen units of 6mm Confederate infantry in preperation for a game I'll be running at a local convention the first weekend in April. I've made good progress these last few weeks, getting the base colors and wash down, plus a few highlights.

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I need to finish highlighting the grey and brown uniforms, the hats, bedrolls and wood. After that, I'll do accessory cleanup, flesh and metals.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2024 3:09 am 
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I finally done painting the Confederate infantry. We're not going to think about the skirmisher stands I want to do for them right now. I'll be top coating and basing them tomorrow in preparation for a demo game this Saturday. After that, I'm hoping to knock out the artillery, characters and a unit of cavalry before the first weekend of April.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2024 9:26 am 
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those look great, the little drops of colour are effective

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Thanks Apoc. I didn't want to go nuts but wanted a bit of pop on the table.

This was a nice, quick win: Eight units of artillery all ready to go. Painting 32 infantry goes a lot faster than painting 288 infantry.

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I also picked up AK Interactive's Dark Mud for the bases. It's easy enough to work with and has the added benefit of not needed any paint. It's expensive but worth the convenience, I think.

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I've been finishing up a bunch of odds and ends this week, getting everything ready for Sunday. All the bases have the AK Interactive Dark Earth on them, and I put the flags on the last of the Union and all of the Confederate infantry.

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I also finished up the Union generals as well. I need to finish a single Confederate general for Sunday and the rest I'll save for next week. Then maybe the skirmishers or back to the Steel Rift.

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I finished up the Confederate generals this week, and also cleaned up and primed my Union skirmishers. We'll see how far I get with those in the coming weeks, there's a Blood Bowl 7s games day in May that I need to paint a few more Orc positionals for.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2024 5:56 pm 
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Thanks Apoc.

Some pics from my Altar of Freedom game at HAVOC on April 7th, the Battle of Proctor's Creek. There's still plenty left to do for them including painting the skirmish stands and flocking everything. I'd like to bring it down to Historicon or Fall In!.

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The left flank of the Union line.

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Confederates advance on the center of the Union Line.

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The Union's right flank falters and fallsback in the face of a Confederate advance.

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Confederate infantry hold the abatis on their right flank.

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The right flank of the Union flank curls back.

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The Confederates carry the day with the early arrival of their reinforcements.

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looking amazing, like the forests!

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This is fantastic and inspirational!

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Very much appreciate seeing your work on the ACW 6mm. Some lovely figures and terrain (the forests are particularly effective).

I'd be really interested in hearing what you think of the Alter of Freedom rules (I have a similar 6mm ACW collection and would like the figures to actually emerge from hibernation at some point !) Phil


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