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Re: CotWs Dropfleet Commander Showcase

PostFri Apr 28, 2017 6:10 pm

Finally have some new stuff to post here! I finished my Scourge Nickar Corvettes (the official ones this time). I'm in a new place now and don't have a great place to take pictures so they are a little washed out. I'll see if they look better in the FLGS next time I play. The darker blue ones in the back are more true to what they actually look like in person. Have to say while I still am not a fan of the sculpt it does look much nicer in person and painted than they do in just pictures.

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Up next is these guys. Busy work bench as I'm doing the whole batch at once. I find when I Nuln Oil wash things sometimes the effect is different so I want that step done at the same time. Not sure if I'm just not shaking the wash up enough or my water ratios are different. Also have 8 more UCM Frigates with the primer drying on them to add to this bunch. I originally planned on making them snap fit (many are) but have so many frigates after the KS and trading that it really isn't needed anymore :lol: . Think at the end I will have 3 Lima, 4 Jakarta, 6 Toulon, 4 Taipei and 11 New Orleans plus 6 Santiago and 6 Normandy class corvettes.

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Re: CotWs Dropfleet Commander Showcase

PostSat Apr 29, 2017 6:40 am

Nice! Those UCM frigates are quite striking.

With Nuln Oil, I always mix mine about 1.5:1 to 2:1 with Lahman Medium (Nuln:Medium). It's much better than using water! You also do need to shake the Nuln Oil up quite vigorously, and it can go bad if it's too old -- my first UCM tanks got ruined by a bad batch of Nuln Oil, had to re-spray them (I base coat most of my stuff with Army Painter colored spray paint -- I don't bother with primer and then a base color, the AP sprays work fine as both...)

Hope that helps!
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Re: CotWs Dropfleet Commander Showcase

PostSun Apr 30, 2017 5:47 pm

Thanks for the tip!

Here is a better more natural shot of the Nickar:

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Re: CotWs Dropfleet Commander Showcase

PostTue May 02, 2017 11:08 am

Liking the Colour scheme, very natural looking!
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Re: CotWs Dropfleet Commander Showcase

PostFri May 19, 2017 7:06 pm

Thanks Liam!

Got some more work done on my UCM this week! Just in time for tonights game I have 7 New Orleans all ready to go. I have also finished all 12 of my corvettes both Santiago and Normandy class but seem to have deleted the pic after posting it on FB.

Hopefully I remember to take some more pictures tonight at the local FLGS as I finally have a game arranged this month! Better lighting there too so these guys will look a lot better as well. Now on to the next batch of 7...

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Re: CotWs Dropfleet Commander Showcase

PostMon May 22, 2017 9:15 am

Make sure you submit these to the painting competition :) I am going to get Dave to sit down and hand pick the winner and runner up this month!
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Re: CotWs Dropfleet Commander Showcase

PostMon May 22, 2017 10:14 am

Hawk Liam wrote:Make sure you submit these to the painting competition :) I am going to get Dave to sit down and hand pick the winner and runner up this month!


Is this the point where you start accepting bribes ;)
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Re: CotWs Dropfleet Commander Showcase

PostMon May 22, 2017 12:32 pm

Mike Mee wrote:
Hawk Liam wrote:Make sure you submit these to the painting competition :) I am going to get Dave to sit down and hand pick the winner and runner up this month!


Is this the point where you start accepting bribes ;)


I'll take a bribe, cannot promise it means you win though :P
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Re: CotWs Dropfleet Commander Showcase

PostWed May 31, 2017 8:26 pm

Sent in my Scourge for painting comp. Will have more UCM pics up this week as I am now down to my last 4 frigates and will have a nice group shot of them on my new orbital mat as well!
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Re: CotWs Dropfleet Commander Showcase

PostFri Jun 09, 2017 3:14 am

Have some more interesting shots to show off today! Finished all my frigates and corvettes. Got my new gaming mat as well! Sadly I didn't bring enough bases to the FLGS where the lighting is better but at least you get to see all my frigates done in one place! Next I will probably do an Avlaon 8-)

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