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Tutorials / Re: Stripping with Dettol (and Katy Perry)
« on: October 27, 2012, 09:42:43 AM »
Well so far as metals go 90% have come out almost mint just from the dettol mix as suggested at the beginning of the thread then left in hot water with washing up liquid and then minimal scrubbing.

I have found that the water and washing up liquid turns the paint from gooey mush into a rubbery skin like membrane that lifts away really easily. In the cases where there is still a bit of paint, which quite often isn't a lot, I use a cocktail stick to ease it out.

Plastics are typically more difficult to get the paint off. I don't know whether this is because the bond between the paint and the surface is much tougher and therefore harder for the dettol to get in between or just me imagining things! However I tend to do the dettol-dip, washing up liquid dip, scrub technique twice.

Not found anything getting brittle as such yet. Discoloured yes, but often only another shade of gray - sometimes with a hint of what was on it before but as others have said, once painted you wont see this.

Has anyone tried this on resin yet?

Questions and Answers / Re: Basing with magnets - help please!
« on: October 26, 2012, 04:56:34 PM »
Steel paper

I buy mine in big sheets from tiny tin troops
:angel: :whistle:

Damn, speed read it as for rather than from! Doh!

Questions and Answers / Re: Basing with magnets - help please!
« on: October 26, 2012, 12:53:36 PM »
Steel paper

I buy mine in big sheets from tiny tin troops

Brill, thanks Brandlin, where can I buy it from? Or is that a silly question?

Questions and Answers / Basing with magnets - help please!
« on: October 25, 2012, 09:38:50 PM »
Right, at the moment I am looking to base up some miniatures that are on circular ply 20mm bases with magnets for their movement trays. I know that HF do the base bottoms this size and I am intending to order some of those but what is the best material to put on the movement tray?

Sounds like a really dumb question but until now I have never magnetised miniature bases and I intend to do the same to some box files to act as storage.

Why don't you ask him if you can purchase some sort of licence agreement from him to use his formula? Perhaps even to deal with British commissions etc?

Sneak Peeks / Re: WIP Heresy Plastics Project
« on: October 14, 2012, 09:28:58 PM »
Seems a while since I have been on here but have been watching your facebook updates for a while with these.

Troopers would instantly get my backing for a KS - no doubts.

In terms of the trooper options you are thinking and asking about my thinking is that ideally the basic box set contains your bog standard squadies. Basic weapons, kit and kaboodle. I would then use the plastic set as the basis for conversion or additional parts sets. So that for me is where the backpacks come in. Perhaps even casting them in resin or trollcast type materials.

I say that because not everyone will want backpacks and the more basic the troopers are in some aspects, the better. That way you can make accessory packs of heads, weapons and other additions that people could buy in conjunction with the plastic sets.

Depending on how many you manage to squeeze onto a sprue I would also consider selling as a seperate sprue as well, perhaps as a 'fire team'. Then you can have 'fire team'(affordable to kids with pocketmoney), squad and then platoon sized sets.

It then also opens up things like support weapon teams. One sprue with metal or resin parts to make up a couple of support weapons. Or comman squads, one sprue with the addition of parts such as a long range communications specialist and officer etc.

It really plays upon the flexibility of the basic plastic set and means less outright full figure sculpting in the future and allows you to spend time on sculpting really nice characters and special units to support the plastics.

That's just my wild mutterings on it though. I do think these could be a winner. I really like your troopers and think they could be a hit.

Netherhells / Re: Action Points
« on: September 12, 2012, 03:40:25 PM »
Personaly I don't think a turn based system giving priority to characters or creatures with a higher AP is a good idea.

Perhaps take it in turn to activate a character at a time?

When you say 'fastest' are you talking in terms of speed of movement or speed of thought?

Ideas for New Heresy Models / Re: Gang suggestion . . . .
« on: September 07, 2012, 12:28:02 AM »
Oh an a late addition - seated characters for vehicles, drivers and passengers.

I have a nice little collection of vehicles but not models to put in them as drivers. And I can't seem to find many examples out there that will work for a post apoc/sci fi setting.

Ideas for New Heresy Models / Gang suggestion . . . .
« on: September 05, 2012, 02:26:12 PM »
I know you already have plans for gangs etc - just thought I would throw another one out there - 'raiders' in the style of the wasteland types in the computer game 'Rage'.

Post apocalyptic types, punks with tatoos and war paint, maybe the odd kilt. Improvised weapons, basic simple weapons and the odd scavenged assault rifle etc.

Maybe a couple of mutie special types as heavies etc.

A real rough and ready crowd.

Fenris news / Re: June bits & bobs
« on: July 02, 2012, 09:28:47 AM »
Hmmm. Gonna have to get me some of those them there wound markers. Which reminds me, I should probably do some more to my shambling masses . . . . .

Announcements and News / Re: 2012 SCULPTING COMPETITION
« on: June 29, 2012, 10:12:32 AM »
I might add one to an order this evening.

It's going to take a lot for me to do one let alone 2,3 or 4. Especially to a standard that would be worth you guys wanting to cast.

I would feel guilty ordering more and having them still sitting there unworked upon once the competition closes.

Announcements and News / Re: 2012 SCULPTING COMPETITION
« on: June 12, 2012, 04:14:39 PM »
Is the start date the date entries are allowed to be entered from?

Looks like one I will be entering I think. If I can get my bottom in gear that is.

Hmmm. When is the metal barbarian girl likely to see release?

Eye Candy / Re: MAY 2012 Workbench
« on: May 16, 2012, 12:22:27 PM »
Somebody aught not mention what looks like a Grymn grav bike, that would be really dangerous, could whip up some people into a frenzy!!!

So whatever you do, dont mention the grav bike ok? 8)

Eye Candy / Re: Updates to April Workbench
« on: May 01, 2012, 02:33:10 PM »
Love the modified G36


I love everything about it appart from the tac-light of trapped uber light. But that's more bf3 than anything else. :silly

Eye Candy / Re: Updates to April Workbench
« on: April 29, 2012, 02:04:15 PM »
I wasn't really fussed about the unarmed models owing to not being fussed about what they not are.

Wolsey armed up however, looks like he may be on my want list to be a survivor character.

2MI / Re: APEX suggestions
« on: April 02, 2012, 01:14:41 PM »
once we've got Mark started on the modern cultists...

 :drool: :danceofjoy: :hug: :froth: :froth: :froth: :froth: :froth: :froth:

2MI / APEX suggestions
« on: April 01, 2012, 08:02:27 PM »
For some inexplicable reason I have a strange desire for a not-constantine style miniature to add to the APEX investigators.

That and some armed side kicks. I know most are carrying pistols but I was thinking a couple with SMG's just to add some firepower to the team.

The constantine chap would look with a larger pistol too, maybe a Desert Eagle?

Eye Candy / Re: Hayden (b) and Hayden (c). WARNING BOOBIES OUT!
« on: March 20, 2012, 02:15:15 PM »
Aha, another one to join my grymn esque sci-fi gang.

Birthdays! / Re: HBD mcfonz
« on: March 18, 2012, 07:37:35 PM »
Thanks people! Had a very nice weekend so cannot grumble. I didn't get anything gaming related but I did get some money to put towards my salute stash!

Birthdays! / Re: HBD Kev
« on: March 04, 2012, 03:20:52 PM »
Happy birthday Kev.  :lalala:

Ideas for New Heresy Models / Re: Angry villager types!
« on: February 15, 2012, 03:37:15 PM »
Thinking about it and on some of the other comments. Why not do them the same way as the trenchies? Some stock characters and some with alternative hands with weapon options.

Some could be lightly armoured even. Perhaps ex soldiers or having thrown on grandpas old chest plate.

This way they would also appeal to mordheim players as well as rpgs etc.

Ideas for New Heresy Models / Re: Angry villager types!
« on: February 15, 2012, 12:58:08 AM »
clean shaven Penguin here, but i think you may have a point.

No beard hear either. An angry mob armed with pitch forks, torches and other medi-evil improvised weapons woukd have many uses.

I have wanted to do a zombie survival game set in history or fantasy and they would be great. Not to mention act as local militia or as peasants for the peasants revolt.

Norwich had an amazing revolt where the locals raided the city ceveral times over led by Kett. Its quite intriguing.

General Ranting / Re: Who's going to Salute 2012 then?
« on: February 04, 2012, 06:15:13 PM »
Right. I plan to drive down and I currently have a spare seat in my car. So is there anyone in the Norwich area that would like a lift?

All I ask is for a share of the parking fee and petrol money. The parking is no more than 20, not sure on the petrol but we can work that out on the day. I only have a little old clio so its not a fuel guzzler. Still got to be cheaper and more reliable than train!

General Ranting / Re: Who's going to Salute 2012 then?
« on: January 27, 2012, 11:29:11 PM »
I'm going.

Dragon - one of these days I shall organise properly to co-ordinate more people from roun ere yo jump in cars together!

Birthdays! / Re: HBD Ben Brownlie
« on: January 23, 2012, 11:58:36 PM »
HBD. Sorry that there is only ten minutes of it left but I have jusfinished work for the night! Hope its been a good one!

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