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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 Chuntsinger in Tarkin Doctrine!   
    I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of voices suddenly guffawed, and rolled their eyes... I fear Darthain has been making puns again ;-)
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    MajSharpe reacted to Darthain in Tarkin Doctrine!   
    Someone has been... Tarkin care of business.
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    MajSharpe reacted to DUR in Tarkin Doctrine!   
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    Just a little something- I was trying to get that stark lighting across the 3 destroyers- enjoy!
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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 WGNF911 in Sharpe's Pizza Slices   
    Oh I'm no Vykes, I leave such intricacies to those excellent and dedicated commission painters who make a living off these beautiful things.  Tabletop ready has always been good enough for me, one of the early lessons my 40K collection taught me (at some expense in Imperial Guardsmen, I might add) was when to stop.  My background is more 1:35 scale models, so I shoot for that sort of look'n'feel, generally...  
    mmm, KV-2 style soviet'd guppy, you say... mmmmmm...
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    MajSharpe got a reaction from cynanbloodbane in Sharpe's Pizza Slices   
    The uniformity of scarring is slightly deliberate - I imagined the effects of twin-linked strafing, and the broadside of an MC80 head-on (which is what almost killed this beast and along with TheToad's MC80 battledamage was the inspiration for mauling this monster.
    From that post on TheToad's thread:
    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.

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    MajSharpe got a reaction from cynanbloodbane 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 cynanbloodbane in Sharpe's Pizza Slices   
    By no means comprehensive, and I have another ISD "in the oven" for completion:
    X13 - Crimson Command - primed white then handbrushed Vallejo Game Gory Red, washed with a 1:1:10 mix of black ink, brown ink, water.  Considering adding running lights in yellow & white to this.

     
    Old Republic relic Victory:

     
    Mini-slice fleet - I like how the "Imperial Star Destroyer White" contrasts with the others, local forces don't have the budget to go slapping paint all over everything, after all:
     
    ISD Dark Side - various Vallejo Game greys, the darker segments washed in a heavy (1:5) red ink/water mix.  Gives it a really sinister feel, which I like.

     
    ISD Battlefleet:

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    MajSharpe reacted to Crucium Giger in Painting my Armada Ships   
    I've just got into the game and started to paint up my squadrons and doing a little work on any duplicates of the ships, nothing ground breaking but should look good on the table.  More background on this on my blog: https://cruciumgiger.blogspot.co.uk/2017/03/painting-star-wars-armada.html
     
     



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    MajSharpe got a reaction from melminiatures in Sharpe's Pizza Slices   
    By no means comprehensive, and I have another ISD "in the oven" for completion:
    X13 - Crimson Command - primed white then handbrushed Vallejo Game Gory Red, washed with a 1:1:10 mix of black ink, brown ink, water.  Considering adding running lights in yellow & white to this.

     
    Old Republic relic Victory:

     
    Mini-slice fleet - I like how the "Imperial Star Destroyer White" contrasts with the others, local forces don't have the budget to go slapping paint all over everything, after all:
     
    ISD Dark Side - various Vallejo Game greys, the darker segments washed in a heavy (1:5) red ink/water mix.  Gives it a really sinister feel, which I like.

     
    ISD Battlefleet:

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    MajSharpe got a reaction from WGNF911 in Sharpe's Pizza Slices   
    The uniformity of scarring is slightly deliberate - I imagined the effects of twin-linked strafing, and the broadside of an MC80 head-on (which is what almost killed this beast and along with TheToad's MC80 battledamage was the inspiration for mauling this monster.
    From that post on TheToad's thread:
    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.

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    MajSharpe reacted to TheToad in Sharpe's Pizza Slices   
    Great work Sharpe, I really dig the ISD Dark Side?
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    MajSharpe reacted to WGNF911 in Sharpe's Pizza Slices   
    I REALLY dig that blue and grey ISD!  I'm working up to doing my biggins by experimenting on VSDs, Interdictors et al.  I like the stripe on the ISD and the damage looks good from here too.  My only constructive criticism is there may be too much that's too uniform if that even makes sense.  But still, wonderful work.  
     
    One of my current projects is a  VSD that will be an OLD warhorse.  I'm looking at having several shades of grey panels from "repairs".  Mostly different shades of grey (not like the horrible stock panels) with some charring on the panels that didn't need repairs.  Thinking about some silver plates from repairs so new they haven't been replaced yet and maybe some unrepaired damage.  All that to ask; how did you do your damage?
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    MajSharpe got a reaction from Megatronrex in Sharpe's Pizza Slices   
    By no means comprehensive, and I have another ISD "in the oven" for completion:
    X13 - Crimson Command - primed white then handbrushed Vallejo Game Gory Red, washed with a 1:1:10 mix of black ink, brown ink, water.  Considering adding running lights in yellow & white to this.

     
    Old Republic relic Victory:

     
    Mini-slice fleet - I like how the "Imperial Star Destroyer White" contrasts with the others, local forces don't have the budget to go slapping paint all over everything, after all:
     
    ISD Dark Side - various Vallejo Game greys, the darker segments washed in a heavy (1:5) red ink/water mix.  Gives it a really sinister feel, which I like.

     
    ISD Battlefleet:

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    MajSharpe got a reaction from SFC Snuffy in Sharpe's Pizza Slices   
    By no means comprehensive, and I have another ISD "in the oven" for completion:
    X13 - Crimson Command - primed white then handbrushed Vallejo Game Gory Red, washed with a 1:1:10 mix of black ink, brown ink, water.  Considering adding running lights in yellow & white to this.

     
    Old Republic relic Victory:

     
    Mini-slice fleet - I like how the "Imperial Star Destroyer White" contrasts with the others, local forces don't have the budget to go slapping paint all over everything, after all:
     
    ISD Dark Side - various Vallejo Game greys, the darker segments washed in a heavy (1:5) red ink/water mix.  Gives it a really sinister feel, which I like.

     
    ISD Battlefleet:

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    MajSharpe reacted to TheToad in TheToad's repaints   
    Wow looks great sharpe!
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    MajSharpe got a reaction from WGNF911 in Sharpe's Pizza Slices   
    By no means comprehensive, and I have another ISD "in the oven" for completion:
    X13 - Crimson Command - primed white then handbrushed Vallejo Game Gory Red, washed with a 1:1:10 mix of black ink, brown ink, water.  Considering adding running lights in yellow & white to this.

     
    Old Republic relic Victory:

     
    Mini-slice fleet - I like how the "Imperial Star Destroyer White" contrasts with the others, local forces don't have the budget to go slapping paint all over everything, after all:
     
    ISD Dark Side - various Vallejo Game greys, the darker segments washed in a heavy (1:5) red ink/water mix.  Gives it a really sinister feel, which I like.

     
    ISD Battlefleet:

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    MajSharpe got a reaction from Stasy 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 TheToad 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 reacted to njbulters in Wave 6 Rogue One predictions (spoilers likely)   
    Are you guys serious?
     
    I didn't dislike the hammerhead scene in Rogue One, but that was clearly an emergency tactic that worked in that particular situation and not what the vessels are meant for. Making it part of the game in any way would be like giving an A-wing a special ability to crash into and 1-shot a star destroyer.
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    MajSharpe reacted to X Wing Nut in Wave 6 Rogue One predictions (spoilers likely)   
    for Wave 6 I just want 6 Y wings to be able to drop Ion Torps onto a ISD Disable it for the rest of the game then use a Hammer Head corvette to ram it into another ISD Destroying them both
     
    FFG make it happen
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    MajSharpe got a reaction from Grey Mage in Debris Field   
    Well for Gothic (before the big clearout of '08) I had some hard styrene packing blocks, hot wired into vaguely potato shapes, then splashed with styrene cement which melts in convincing craters to make asteroids.  I even made a space slug out of green stuff for that one.  I might remake.
    I might sacrifice a VSD and/or a Frigate to the scenery gods at some point.  There's a few "boxbreakers" about who just sell the miniatures, or guys on ebay who tried and didn't like to source parts.  I try not to support boxbreakers though.  Watch parts, old PCBs, styrene sheets can all fill voids to form convincing-looking ship internals.  There's always styrene sheet modelling too, pizza wedges aren't too hard to duplicate if all you mean to do is scatter bits of them.
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    MajSharpe reacted to herod1204 in Debris Field   
    I wholeheartedly recommend combatzone. I've just painted up their Armada debris set, and it's really good, even for a rubbish painter like me. I'll try and put some pics up later if I get the time.
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    MajSharpe reacted to Gottmituns205 in GottmitUns205: Expanded Hangar Bay   
    Mucking around whilst I've been bedridden...

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