Snatching victory from the jaws of incompetancy

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Re: Snatching victory from the jaws of incompetancy

Post by dice4hire » Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:17 am

I have had that happen multiple times. A mini is not looking good, too garish or the colors do not go well together, but one final drybush or wash later and wow!
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Re: Snatching victory from the jaws of incompetancy

Post by LordDust » Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:09 am

Not in miniature as yet. It has happened while making an actual small tower in the woods in scouting. The tower toppled and became the basis for a sturdy and effective bridge across a creek.

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Snatching victory from the jaws of incompetancy

Post by Rabbit Burner » Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:09 am

We am sure we cant be the only ones to have done this ......
(Feel free to cut to the last sentence if you don't want to read our usual waffle ;))

Last night was painting up the Ultramarines from the Dark Imperium boxset, and was following the rather excellent painting tutorial on warhammer TV - in fact there are two.
One is a faster approach to get minis on the table quickly
The other is a more detailed approach to give them a more detailed paint job.
So us thinking we were being clever decided to paint the troops fast and the characters detailed - seemed like a sensible decision.

Problem came almost immediately with the shade - the characters should have a more precisely applied black shade and the troops a liberal shade of dark blue mixed with a medium.

Needless to say we finished the shading of the characters and then mixed the black shade with the medium! Realised the mistake almost immediately - Bollocks! what do we do now? its the wrong colour, its black not dark blue.

Having then decided we had nothing in our paint queue that needed a black shade or wash. it was either throw it away 'noooooo' or use it regardless.

We don't know quite what effect the medium will have on the black shade - other than it is effectively watered down but will keep a consistent level of pigmentation.

Cant abide throwing anything away, especially as we had mixed a fair amount of shade and medium, so we thought 'what is the worst that can happen' we get some slightly darker space marines.

So we proceeded to use our offending shade mix on a single unit, not seen yet the results, but what occurred to us was to ask you lot ......

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