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Re: Miniatures

PostPosted: Thu 06 Sep 2018 06:32
by nukesnipe
Cralis,

The prices just looked different to me. The receipts for my previous purchases don't link to the prices I paid, so I really can't tell. Perhaps I saw what I expected to see based on the forum post I read....

Don't be jealous of my TFN fleet. They look like crap. The blue color scheme I chose looks pretty flat. I will experiment with glazing them with some clear blue or some blue ink to make them a bit more vibrant.

If you are soliciting future miniature requests, I believe the line is missing dreadnoughts. ;)

Re: Miniatures

PostPosted: Thu 06 Sep 2018 14:55
by coldsteel
nukesnipe wrote:Don't be jealous of my TFN fleet. They look like crap. The blue color scheme I chose looks pretty flat. I will experiment with glazing them with some clear blue or some blue ink to make them a bit more vibrant.


I'm happy with my off-white TFN fleet. Grey basecoat, build up lighter grey and white highlights. I need to get that BB done some time...

Re: Miniatures

PostPosted: Thu 06 Sep 2018 21:01
by nukesnipe
coldsteel wrote:
nukesnipe wrote:Don't be jealous of my TFN fleet. They look like crap. The blue color scheme I chose looks pretty flat. I will experiment with glazing them with some clear blue or some blue ink to make them a bit more vibrant.


I'm happy with my off-white TFN fleet. Grey basecoat, build up lighter grey and white highlights. I need to get that BB done some time...


I'm painting my ships to correspond with the faction colors from the original games: Green for Rigelian, blue for Terran, red for Khanate, etc.

My dark green Rigelians turned out nicely, but my sky blue Terrans were lacking something. So, I added cyan "racing stripes" which helped, but they still seem flat. I'm committed to the colors (I have no intention of repainting them), but I still think they need a little more "pop", so I think I will experiment with some clear blue glazing. I never get to use my clear paints anyway.... :D

Re: Miniatures

PostPosted: Thu 06 Sep 2018 21:51
by coldsteel
Yeah, I love my glazes. Rushing through some Death Guard for 40K right now, need a small force for a demo session I'm doing the 23rd in OKC at the Microsoft store. Will do the BB after that then start on my Daqan and Waiqar armies for Runewars...

Re: Miniatures

PostPosted: Sun 23 Sep 2018 08:07
by Otterman
The one in Penn Square?

Re: Miniatures

PostPosted: Mon 24 Sep 2018 18:00
by coldsteel
Otterman wrote:The one in Penn Square?


Yeah. We set up a 40K table and the new X-Wing 2.0; wasn't too bad.

Re: Miniatures

PostPosted: Sat 13 Oct 2018 13:31
by nukesnipe
Hmmmm....

I spy a pair of new TFN CVLs on Shapeways.... :D

Re: Miniatures

PostPosted: Sat 13 Oct 2018 18:16
by Cralis
nukesnipe wrote:Hmmmm....

I spy a pair of new TFN CVLs on Shapeways.... :D


I just announced them at viewtopic.php?f=14&t=3493 and on our Facebook page!

Re: Miniatures

PostPosted: Thu 10 Jan 2019 10:44
by schoon
Hey Admirals (or perhaps Heads of State),

When I last played Starfire, Shapeways was still a glimmer in someone's eye.

That said, I love miniatures, and thing they really add to the visual appeal of any game, Starfire included.

However, the "graininess" of some printed miniatures can be a downer.

Can I get a "review" from someone who's ordered these?

Re: Miniatures

PostPosted: Thu 10 Jan 2019 12:48
by nukesnipe
I've bought a few of the miniatures dating back to when they first started making them on Shapeways. If you stick to the Smooth Fine Detailed Plastic I think you'll be more than satisfied.

I do not recommend the "versatile plastic" range of materials. Too much like the old "white strong and flexible", which was grainy and lacked detail.