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    MajSharpe got a reaction from Recon00 in Side project   
    I see you have constructed a new lightsaber. Your skills are complete. Indeed you are powerful, as the Emperor has foreseen.
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    MajSharpe got a reaction from gounour in TheToad's repaints   
    If you ask me it totally needs a Jolly Roger now :-P
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    MajSharpe got a reaction from SFC Snuffy in TheToad's repaints   
    You inspired me, sir (that and this beast escaped Ackbar with 1 hullpoint remaining!)  Painting done first - my usual ISD white, followed by successive layers of grey (mostly dark/blue greys), followed by black ink for the main scar, followed by the tip of a triangular file held over a candle.
    Candle important because it'll never get hot enough to anneal (soften) the steel, triangle important because you get a choice of shape/depth of melt.  You can spin it to create a widening on narrowing scar.
    And of course all the scars are front-to-back, because Star Destroyers never run ;-)

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    MajSharpe got a reaction from SFC Snuffy in TheToad's repaints   
    If you ask me it totally needs a Jolly Roger now :-P
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    MajSharpe got a reaction from wintermoonwolf in Repaints from the Outer Rim   
    Wow...
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    MajSharpe got a reaction from SFC Snuffy in Sharpe's Pizza Slices   
    Upgraded ISD Dark Side:

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    MajSharpe got a reaction from SFC Snuffy in Sharpe's Pizza Slices   
    This is the inverse of my "Imperial Star Destroyer White" technique, which looks great in daylight but my camera hates.
    To do the white:  Spray in Vallejo Cold Grey.  Ink wash (1:10 black ink to water).  Dry overnight.  Recolour panels carefully with Wolf Grey.  Apply a 75% highlight from the bottom in Ghost Grey.  Apply a 25% highlight from the bottom in Glacier Blue.  Gives a really strong 'Rogue One' white feel.  
     

     
    Here the inverse is achieved, pre-washing with a red/black mix ala ISD Dark Side - the washes are definitely necessary on the darker colours to blend them in together, in the white I haven't found it necessary - all my "non local" death triangles get the white treatment, from Light Cruiser up.  Interested to see how it'll look on the Quasar Fire.
    For the greys here, an undercoat of black primer, a general overcoat of Heavy Charcoal, and a 25% highlight in heavy blue/grey.  I like the heavy pigment paints when working on the darker side, they overcome the background where you need them to, and thin quite nicely to a glaze too.

     
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    MajSharpe got a reaction from SFC Snuffy in My Tiger Fleet repaints   
    That guppy is absolutely terrifying.   Amazing work, even down to the A-Wings too!
     
    "Concentrate all firepower on that one that's looking at me!"
    "But sir, tactically..."
    "I don't care, Lieutenant, it's LOOKING at me."
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    MajSharpe got a reaction from Democratus in My Tiger Fleet repaints   
    That guppy is absolutely terrifying.   Amazing work, even down to the A-Wings too!
     
    "Concentrate all firepower on that one that's looking at me!"
    "But sir, tactically..."
    "I don't care, Lieutenant, it's LOOKING at me."
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    MajSharpe got a reaction from Madaghmire in My Tiger Fleet repaints   
    That guppy is absolutely terrifying.   Amazing work, even down to the A-Wings too!
     
    "Concentrate all firepower on that one that's looking at me!"
    "But sir, tactically..."
    "I don't care, Lieutenant, it's LOOKING at me."
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    MajSharpe got a reaction from GhostofNobodyInParticular in My Tiger Fleet repaints   
    That guppy is absolutely terrifying.   Amazing work, even down to the A-Wings too!
     
    "Concentrate all firepower on that one that's looking at me!"
    "But sir, tactically..."
    "I don't care, Lieutenant, it's LOOKING at me."
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    MajSharpe reacted to Commander Klank in Gosrics models   
    I got mine a few days ago and they are awesome... here are a few on two of Gosric's Imperial light cruiser models I customized up a bit...  they make excellent secondaries on the bigger capital ships and great primaries on cruisers and stuff.


    Gosric's turrets are on the forward side positions in the center of the battery... top is the quad turret , bottom is the triple turret.
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    MajSharpe reacted to Artifixprime in Repaints from the Outer Rim   
    Been branching out from Rebels to, well The Empire
    Only have ships so far, and while they're still grey - now they're *my* grey.
    Starting with the icklest...
    Raider:

    Arquitens:

    Gladiator:

    VSD:

    ISD:

     
    Fleet - Front:

    Fleet - Rear:

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    MajSharpe reacted to Darthain in Stripping a shapeways model   
    Wait til my space potato kit bash is done, if you thought the original looks bad.
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    MajSharpe got a reaction from NebulonB in My Tiger Fleet repaints   
    That guppy is absolutely terrifying.   Amazing work, even down to the A-Wings too!
     
    "Concentrate all firepower on that one that's looking at me!"
    "But sir, tactically..."
    "I don't care, Lieutenant, it's LOOKING at me."
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    MajSharpe got a reaction from jme in My Tiger Fleet repaints   
    That guppy is absolutely terrifying.   Amazing work, even down to the A-Wings too!
     
    "Concentrate all firepower on that one that's looking at me!"
    "But sir, tactically..."
    "I don't care, Lieutenant, it's LOOKING at me."
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    MajSharpe reacted to Shadoq in Shadoq Shipyards and Modifications   
    Hello all,
    Finally got up the courage to paint some squadrons and may do ships eventually.
    Constructive criticism and advice is always welcome.


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    MajSharpe got a reaction from Audio Weasel in My Tiger Fleet repaints   
    That guppy is absolutely terrifying.   Amazing work, even down to the A-Wings too!
     
    "Concentrate all firepower on that one that's looking at me!"
    "But sir, tactically..."
    "I don't care, Lieutenant, it's LOOKING at me."
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    MajSharpe got a reaction from Darthain in My Tiger Fleet repaints   
    That guppy is absolutely terrifying.   Amazing work, even down to the A-Wings too!
     
    "Concentrate all firepower on that one that's looking at me!"
    "But sir, tactically..."
    "I don't care, Lieutenant, it's LOOKING at me."
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    MajSharpe reacted to Momonip in Stripping a shapeways model   
    Well I finally finished this, after several failed attempts..     (apologies in advance to Mel)
     
    FAIL 1 (I used a hideous mix of seraphim sepia wash followed by nuln oil.... what was I thinking O_o)

     
    FAIL 2 (I tried to do a checkerboard scheme with evil red bits... hmm just a bit too different for my liking)

     
     
    FAIL 3... ah wait, this will actually do..
    I basecoated with ushabti bone, then did a couple of watered down washes of nuln oil. As always this left a lot of ugly staining on all the flat panels. I mixed 60/40 ushabti bone & scar white then repainted all the panels (what a chore!)
    For some reason I struggled to maintain straight lines, so a lot of them look a bit 'blobby', but it'll do for the tabletop..
     

     
     
     
    I find painting Warhammer is just..... easier!

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    MajSharpe reacted to melminiatures in Stripping a shapeways model   
    I like the four of them....
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    MajSharpe got a reaction from SFC Snuffy in Painted Sundered Heart CR90 and DP-20 Corellian Gunship   
    Definitely WSF then - it's totally serviceable, at tabletop length, but as many others have noted it's very hard to achieve a good paint job as the material is extremely porous, and it doesn't hold the fine details that Mel lavishes us with.  That being said, there's absolutely no reason to shell out for Extreme detail, Ultra is the highest I ever go and it's perfectly good.
    There's a few threads here and elsewhere about getting the absolute best out of your WSF minis, but they all involve lots of really fine detail work with filter etc.  As is, you've done a grand job, I had to battle to get my freighters looking even half-decent.
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    MajSharpe got a reaction from gounour in Painting Capital Ships   
    For a touch-up job, all I do is wash in mildly soapy water and allow to dry thoroughly after a good rinse in clean water.  Using normal modelling acrylics (vallejo in my case), you can just paint over the existing surface, but it's not 100% durable and you might find you need to do little repairs from time to time.  On Rebel ships this usually works anyway.
    For a full respray, I prime with a proper primer appropriate to the intended colour, and usually go with a matt varnish afterwards too.
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    MajSharpe got a reaction from mcworrell in Painting Capital Ships   
    For a touch-up job, all I do is wash in mildly soapy water and allow to dry thoroughly after a good rinse in clean water.  Using normal modelling acrylics (vallejo in my case), you can just paint over the existing surface, but it's not 100% durable and you might find you need to do little repairs from time to time.  On Rebel ships this usually works anyway.
    For a full respray, I prime with a proper primer appropriate to the intended colour, and usually go with a matt varnish afterwards too.
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    MajSharpe got a reaction from melminiatures in Painted Sundered Heart CR90 and DP-20 Corellian Gunship   
    Definitely WSF then - it's totally serviceable, at tabletop length, but as many others have noted it's very hard to achieve a good paint job as the material is extremely porous, and it doesn't hold the fine details that Mel lavishes us with.  That being said, there's absolutely no reason to shell out for Extreme detail, Ultra is the highest I ever go and it's perfectly good.
    There's a few threads here and elsewhere about getting the absolute best out of your WSF minis, but they all involve lots of really fine detail work with filter etc.  As is, you've done a grand job, I had to battle to get my freighters looking even half-decent.
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