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    MajSharpe reacted to mcworrell in My Attempt at Painting Squadrons   
    Thanks to the advice from many of you I decided to trade my sharpies in for paint and have a go at painting my squadrons.  Here are my results so far.  Let me know what you think and any constructive criticism would be appreciated. 
    First up is my favorite so far:  The Moldy Crow

    Next up: Generic YT-1300 - wanted to try something different with the orange.

    Green Squadron: 

    E-Wings:

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    MajSharpe reacted to mcworrell in My Attempt at Painting Squadrons   
    Generic Z-95:

    Gold Squadron:

    B-Wings:

    Dash:

    Generic YT-2400

    Lt. Blount:  Not the greatest picture

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    MajSharpe got a reaction from Vykes in My LED fleet   
    Coming soon to a large base near you...

    ... also great for cleaning up pet fur ;-)
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    MajSharpe reacted to melminiatures in mel's miniatures reactions   
    Here you have a comparsion of the three materials with a black primer:


    And this is an exam`ple of the dropplets on BHDA:

    Although the user told me he cleaned it pretty well with sandpaper.
     
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    MajSharpe reacted to Norell in My LED fleet   
    "We brake for nobody"
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    MajSharpe reacted to MPG in mel's miniatures reactions   
    In my experience with materials (which isn't much, I've only ever ordered 2 sets of ships) the black acrylate is very time consuming to get looking decent, and because of the size of some models you may not be able to get into every nook.
    On the plus side however, I do prefer the texture of black acrylate, as it looks very similar to the ffg plastic. (Again judging this by the one FUD ship I've ever gotten, which was on the rough side.)

    You can see the supporting material if you look closely. The problem is that because the material is black these bumps can go unnoticed until after you've started painting.

    However if you're willing to put in the time, the results are simply fantastic.
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    MajSharpe reacted to jscott991 in mel's miniatures reactions   
    Black Acrylate looks great.
    But it does come with a large number of ridges which are the remains of former support rods.  There are numerous tutorials on how to remove these, but I couldn't do it and had to return a ship I bought made of that material.
    It also smells, but I assume that would go away after painting.  But be wary of the support rod remnants.  There are pics of what they look like easily found on google and Shapeways.
    Edit: I've ordered dozens of ships from Shapeways (mostly Star Trek themed) and although they sometimes have problems when they arrive -- particularly Constitution-class ships and the nacelles -- Shapeways customer service is amazing.
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    MajSharpe got a reaction from 54NCH32 in mel's miniatures reactions   
    Of course, let's not forget the awesomeness that is Mel's squadrons, especially if you are a TIE Fighter nerd, like myself.  My painting might not be up to much (I'm severely out of practice), but the FUD details in every ship I've had from Mel/Shapeways so far as been terrific.
     



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    MajSharpe got a reaction from melminiatures in mel's miniatures reactions   
    Well now you've gone and done it, I am going to have to get me some of that dreadnought action!  (I rather like the large scale too, I tend to paint/wash/paint/wash, and larger recesses take that much better)
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    MajSharpe got a reaction from DScipio in mel's miniatures reactions   
    Of course, let's not forget the awesomeness that is Mel's squadrons, especially if you are a TIE Fighter nerd, like myself.  My painting might not be up to much (I'm severely out of practice), but the FUD details in every ship I've had from Mel/Shapeways so far as been terrific.
     



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    MajSharpe got a reaction from cynanbloodbane in mel's miniatures reactions   
    Of course, let's not forget the awesomeness that is Mel's squadrons, especially if you are a TIE Fighter nerd, like myself.  My painting might not be up to much (I'm severely out of practice), but the FUD details in every ship I've had from Mel/Shapeways so far as been terrific.
     



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    MajSharpe reacted to Vykes in mel's miniatures reactions   
    I should be ever so offended   Gearing up for a Strike Cruiser, and some Tie Strikers, U wings, cargo shuttles, and maaaaybe something else like a hammerhead or the like.  We'll see how it goes.  But his stuff aaaalways gets a lot of looks when it's on the table, and for good reason. Love the high end stuff, love it to pieces!  I can't say enough good things other than 'thanks a ton, mate!'. 


    I love these so so sooo much.  May pick up a type VI some time. 

    Assault MC80, yes please! 

    Surpirsingly big MC30, I'd use it as an assault frigate if I didn't have the Mk.I's.... still might honestly  

    VSD's when I'm feeling fluffy. 

    my GSD: because despite the fact that I have 2, I hate those ships with a passion. 



    Doin' them before they were cool.  And they still look great. Gotta nab some more Avengers to replace my Tie X1 (don't like them much either). 

    One of those are Mel's, the others are FFG's, take your pick  But I've also painted 4 of Mel's ILC's at this point. 

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    MajSharpe reacted to Vykes in mel's miniatures reactions   
    For the record, I completely and utterly disagree with everything JScott has said, and will ever say  
    Nah, I get it but yeah, that's one of those 1/7000 type preferences, but I don't want it to change one iota (which is cool as it's an option).  It's perfect for my purposes, just like I liked his larger 'Rogue' ships before they were switched back to 'FFG wonky standard'. Never had a keyhole problem, but they generally are recessed more than FFG's which I find aesthetically pleasing.  I will note that the tapered fighter pegs are a bit odd until you get used to them and the material gets broken in. 
    FUD isn't a perfect material either; I had to do a toooon of work on my Mon Cal to bring it up to respectable levels, but that was a printing error, not Mel's.  Liquid green stuff is something you may have to consider working with on some select models. No comment on the new black acrylate yet, I'm hoping a strike cruiser makes its way to me so I can see some time.  
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    MajSharpe reacted to ColourTheft in First go at painting an Armada ship   
    Only started armada about a week ago but i want to build a fleet based on the Republic, so i picked up a Venator-class Star Destroyer from Mel Miniatures and painted in republic colours 
    I picked up the BSF printing option

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