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L. Sabia Byrne

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Re: Lee's UCM Taskforce

PostSat Jun 20, 2015 10:15 pm

Cheers Retrovertigo,

Im not actually known for my patience with anything, I think its a case of slipping into a coma everytime I pick up a paintbrush and being somewhat chronologically challenged once the brush has paint on it...

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Re: Lee's UCM Taskforce

PostMon Jul 13, 2015 10:10 pm

Another one to add to the list of my UCM Assets.

This is my Phoenix, she flies by the name Werewolf! 8-)

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You may also notice a slight modification to the standard Phoenix gunship. This model gunship sports the older model missile bays that swing down into a vertical position akin to that of the old Earth heavy bombers of the second world war as opposed to the modern missile silo doors which are less exposed missile battery position... me; I just think that the vertically aligned ones look more aggressive and threatening! :twisted:

More to come....
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Re: Lee's UCM Taskforce

PostMon Jul 13, 2015 11:24 pm

WoW man. That Phoenix is awesome. 8-)
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Re: Lee's UCM Taskforce

PostTue Jul 14, 2015 12:02 am

Cheers bro! Its a pity it doesnt last as long as it looks good... its a fire magnet... and against PHR its a deathwish! :D
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Re: Lee's UCM Taskforce

PostTue Jul 14, 2015 1:07 am

Looks great, Lee!

Two questions:
  • Where did you get the awesome decals that you used for all the names (or are they all hand painted? In which case, shut up!)
  • What did you use to weather and dirty up the tanks from your original posts?

BTW, I think your approach to the under slung missiles looks more aerodynamic than the way they're "supposed" to be (which is how I did mine)...

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Re: Lee's UCM Taskforce

PostTue Jul 14, 2015 7:17 am

Hey J.D.

The decals are a motley collection to be honest. There is a supplier on Ebay that I use for all of my numbering, and for my UCM I use Royal Air Force narrow typeset from World War 2. The Werewolf word and decal were an opportunistic find in an unmade Soviet Hind Hokum kit which I liberated for use with the kit and that horrible great UCM logo is a poorly made home made decal which I used as a paint guide to then paint myself... although Ive improved a lot on them since the first ones that Ive done.

The weathering is a result of my massive fascination with the French Indochina war. I started collecting miniatures in 15mm, including some pretty obscure pieces that are really hard to find and because they are such iconic vehicles I decided I really wanted to go to town on them so I started reading a lot about weathering.

The products I use specifically for the mud are Vallejo and AK pigments. Ive mixed up my own batch using a couple of different colours. Initially I was stippling the pigment on and then dropping the pigment fixative all over it, as directed but the effect was far too subtle for miniatures of this scale so instead I pre mix a batch of pigment with fixative until its the consistency of milk. I then paint it onto the areas where the vehicles should be muddy, I use clean pigment fixer to feather the edges of the pigment so there are graduated areas and if I want raw muddy build up around the wheels or tracks I may also use dry pigment on a brush and then stipple it into the already wet areas.

It MUST be left to dry overnight otherwise any varnish application leaches away the colour to some degree but once its well dry you can spray over it to your hearts content!

If you want a premade mud for models then MIG does some great mud mixtures. Ive brought a couple to test on minis but I wanted consistency for the UCM so havent tried them out on these yet.

Hope that helps 8-)
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Re: Lee's UCM Taskforce

PostTue Jul 14, 2015 8:04 am

That's great! Thanks for the detailed instructions.

I have a set of Forge World weathering powders. Any experience using them? I haven't tried them out myself on anything, they're still sealed, but I kinda need to work with what I have on hand and not invest in any additional hobby supplies if I can avoid it at all. So I was wondering if you'd used them before, and if it was a similar technique...

Thanks again! You certainly have an experienced and patient hand at this stuff, and at this scale, it's really quite impressive...
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Re: Lee's UCM Taskforce

PostTue Jul 14, 2015 8:38 am

I've not used them before but essentially all pigments are the same, they are pigment flakes of oil pastels so you use them all in the same way, although some are better quality than others. Slap 'em onto your vehicles!

BUT (and this is critical)

You MUST use a Pigment Fixative on your models, and use one for models and not general art work. You can use this to either pre mix the pigment with OR slap it over after you've applied dry pigments

AK Interactive and MIG have great pigment use tutorials on YouTube. Make a bee line to watch them before you try 'em out... And let me know how you get on :ugeek:
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Re: Lee's UCM Taskforce

PostWed Jul 15, 2015 9:05 pm

Something else to add to the armoury! My first Ferrum Class Drone Base.

You will notice that, although this a standard Drone Base, I have used Cato's runway on this one.

I do have Cato's Drone Base BUT I liked the runway so much that Ive decided to use this type of runway on all of my standard Ferrums.

Anyway, without further ado... here is the beast herself!

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Comments are welcome, one and all! 8-)
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Re: Lee's UCM Taskforce

PostThu Jul 16, 2015 7:30 pm

Fantastic. Probably the best looking army I've seen for DZC.
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