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Re: Lee's UCM Taskforce

PostSun Nov 13, 2016 5:48 am

Very nice photos and paint jobs dude!
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PostSun Nov 13, 2016 6:56 am

Lee, do you ever actually play with this army? Because, I'd be afraid to, it looks soooo good, I'd be like, "Nope, these are going on the shelf behind the glass...", which would be a shame, because the sheer intimidation factor that facing off against this army would bring must be HUGE!

Seriously, I hope you get games in with them, cuz it's an awesome ruleset... ;)
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PostSun Nov 13, 2016 12:12 pm

Mike, thanks mate. Praise from Caesar is praise indeed! ;)

JD, OK this, I believe, will probably blow you away. They have seen the light of day a couple of times but no, they have rarely been played with. There are a couple of reasons for this:

i) I absolutely hate the cardboard gaming tables. It just puts me off the game completely to the point where I just cannot be bothered to blow the dust off and have a game. I love my tables to at least have a mimicry of 'reality'
ii) In the part of London in which I live I dont know of any other DZC gamers that it doesnt require at least an hours journey to get to carrying gear and at the moment time is precious to me.
iii) My job is awkward hours and awkward days, on top of which I am having engineering courses piled on top of me which means the time I would normally have to socialise has totally evaporated. I was supposed to be out to watch Wales Autumn International match against Argentina yesterday and I had to cancel because I had to study... and NOBODY has ever heard of me cancelling on a Welsh rugby match!!!

Despite all of this, on the weeks that Im not studying or on courses I still manage to plough 35 a week into painting! (God knows where I get it from and STILL keep an amazing G'friend!?!??) but next year things should calm down and I should have regularity in my working life and intend to spend a lot of next year knocking out some scenery for DZC. Ive been buying Blotz bits for a while and collecting derelict imagery... Im in the process of building up my ground covering wiht stuff like crushed slate and dried out teabags and what not... should be a blast... :geek:
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Re: Lee's UCM Taskforce

PostMon Nov 14, 2016 12:52 am

Ummm...

...erm.....

OK... :?

I see your point.

I, on the other hand, have no excuse, then, for not having all of my armies fully painted... :lol:

But cardstock buildings don't bother me at all. Sure, realistic buildings are much, much better, but I'm a very abstract thinker -- goes with my profession, I think... ;)

The traveling part is a pain, but I'm assuming you would travel by train and not car? Which would be a royal pain in the tush. I've got my entire hobby in the trunk of my car most of the time, but it's still an hour to the (currently) only FLGS in Phoenix, which is itself awkward.

Thanks for putting things in perspective, Lee. :D Hope you get some table time next year.

(And hang onto that G'friend! If she's put up with this much so far, including that much hobby time, she's a Keeper! ;) )
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PostTue Nov 15, 2016 12:17 am

Its not so much the fact that they are just made out of cardboard... its more the fact that its an absolutely flat table with absolutely square buildings... I mean where is the imagination?

I have to admit that Im totally in love with eye candy BUT in a game I really do love the subtleties that come with making best use of the idiosyncrasies of the terrain you are fighting over. Ive always been the same LOL

I have every intention of getting some game time under my belt in 2017 though :twisted:
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PostSat Nov 19, 2016 1:25 am

Super sharp work Lee. I admire your commitment to camouflage and unit cohesion. If I wore a hat, it would be off to you.

InspGadgt wrote:Great looking army! What number decals did you use on your Star Sprite Drones? I've been trying to find some just the right size.


I cant be positive since I'm judging from pics but they look a lot like square font decals from Fighting Pirannha Graphics. Also would appear to be the same on the Katana's and Fireblades, though with the weathering its hard to tell.
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PostSat Nov 19, 2016 7:27 pm

Thanks Pirannha, always nice to meet a fan LOL.

I can say that the decals are definitely not Fighting Piranha Graphics as I know the company and they were, unfortunately, only pointed out to me after I finished painting my Condors which is what I would have wanted to use their decals on.

For anybody else who reads this: Fighting Piranha Graphics are the guys who do all of the graphics for Battletech and some of them are absolutely excellent for this scale... go get 'em :geek:
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Re: Lee's UCM Taskforce

PostSun Nov 20, 2016 12:02 am

L. Sabia Byrne wrote:Thanks Pirannha, always nice to meet a fan LOL.

I can say that the decals are definitely not Fighting Piranha Graphics as I know the company and they were, unfortunately, only pointed out to me after I finished painting my Condors which is what I would have wanted to use their decals on.

For anybody else who reads this: Fighting Piranha Graphics are the guys who do all of the graphics for Battletech and some of them are absolutely excellent for this scale... go get 'em :geek:


Thanks for the plug Lee. Means a lot coming from an artist of your caliber.
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