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  1. Digitalfiends

    Sorastro's Painting

    Thanks, appreciate the kind words as well - I hope to get better with practice. My daughter really wanted to work on her own models too, something she could practice on without assistance or colour input from dad...I try to give her freedom but draw the line at purple AT-STs! lol. She’s very much into fantasy figures, so I picked up some AoS Gryph-Hounds. She’s doing an awesome job so far...much better than when I got my first models (Blood Angels and a Rhino....way back in the 80s!) I have a whole bunch of Descent models to paint too and noticed your guides for those as well (the shadow dragon is amazing). I wanted to support you, so bought your new Oracle album. It sounds fantastic ... going to have it playing in the background while my daughter and I paint. Thanks again for all the great tutorials and the time you put into this community.
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    T-47 - My first attempt at painting in a LONG time

    Thanks! We're going to try basing it tonight, which my daughter should be able to do a lot of.
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    Sorastro's Painting

    Been following your Legion painting guides since you started them. I finally got around to painting one of my many unpainted Legion miniatures (sigh) and followed your T-47 video. I really need to practice thinning out my paints a bit more as your colour gradients just melt together so seamlessly. Anyhow this is the first miniature I've painted in a very, very long time … your video made it a much more enjoyable experience as I could focus on the act of painting versus endlessly mulling over which colours and paints to use. Though I will say that you make painting look deceptively easy! Thank you so much for putting these videos up for the community.
  4. I haven't painted a miniature in about 34 years - my first miniatures being a bunch of poorly painted Blood Angels when I was 9. Over the past year or so I've sort of gone nuts getting back into the hobby buying paints, miniatures, etc. Now that my daughter is almost the same age as when I first started, I figured it was fitting for us to finally try and paint one of the many Legion miniatures sitting in my display case. I still haven't played a game yet, but have watched a lot of battle reports... ? I decided to start with the T-47 since it gets no love really in this game (based on all the battle reports I've watched). So, I figured, if I screw up the paint job I can just hide the miniature somewhere and claim that I'm not playing it because of the current meta. ? Anyhow, since I really have no experience with painting, I decided to follow Sorastro's T-47 painting guide on YT. My daughter helped do the first two layers and I finished the details off as she was finding it a bit difficult. I still need to base the thing, but I think it turned out OK. Sorasto makes this stuff look ridiculously easy. Also, I've quickly realised that it's going to take a really long time to do 4 squads of storm troopers, 4 rebels, one commando, one scout, 2 AT-RTs, 2 speeder bikes, an AT-ST, an E-web, and a 1.4 FD. I'm looking forward to it but...wow. lol (still needs to be based properly) (you can see in that last shot I could have worked the Nuln oil a bit better, among other issues!) Things I learned as a newb: - thin your paints more! Especially when mixing Citadel base paints with Vallejo...ugh. I forgot those were thicker than the Vallejo stuff I was also using. - don't over do the Nuln oil. I got that stuff in places that I didn't really want it. - wet blending is harder than it looks for some reason. - some Citadel brushes really suck others are not bad at all. The Kolinsky sable brushes I had are nice though. - painting with your 8 year old daughter is awesome.
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    When are we getting our next SSD article?

    Worked for me...
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    MOTF 2 Year Anniversary

    Happy anniversary. You were the first Armada channel I subscribed to on YT! I’ve really enjoyed your “how to fly xxx” series of videos. The Legion stuff is pretty cool as well.
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    FF Please stop ignoring Descent... :(

    Yep. I was really hoping that we'd at least see the original campaigns released for RtL. As I said, I'd have gladly paid for them and it'd be relatively easy for FFG to convert the existing the scenarios/campaigns to co-op, so I don't really get their lack of commitment to D2e via RtL. The app seems like it would have been a great way for FFG to extract more money out of an aging product and make the fans happy; it would even potentially bring in additional sales of physical product, like it did with me as I'd rather play co-op than 1 vs many.
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    FF Please stop ignoring Descent... :(

    I was on the fence with D2e for a couple of years as I had committed to Armada and dabbled a bit with X-wing. But every time I’d go into my FLGS, I’d keep getting drawn to D2e and, eventually, I took the plunge. Knowing the product was getting a bit stale and possible nearing end of life, I snagged all the expansions, lieutenants, and m&h packs and was banking on scenarios being released for RtL. I must admit that I’m a bit shocked FFG hasn’t capitalized on using RtL to sell more scenarios/campaigns. I suspect they don’t have the resources dedicated to writing worthwhile content for the app, but still, it seems like a bit of a let down and a missed opportunity. They could have easily converted all the boxed set scenarios/campaigns into a digital co-op format for RtL, charged a bit of money, and made a decent profit. I’d have a hard time committing to a 3rd edition to be honest and they charge a bit much for upgrade packs.
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    SSD Poll Threat. Happy or not.

    I’m super happy about this. I don’t play competitively, more just with family and what not, but I’ve got almost all the Armada products because I enjoy the models within the context of the game. Having a SSD (and cards like Emperor Palpatine) is going to be awesome. Yes, $200 seems a bit steep but I’ll definitely be buying it.
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    Painted Descent is best Descent

    Nice work on the spiders...I totally want to squish the crap out of them. Good job.
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    That Han Solo Sculpt Looks Like...

    ...looks like Greedo actually did shoot first and didn't miss.
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    Core Set Issues

    So far I've lucked out and my core box + the expansions I've checked so far seem to be OK. It sounds like this is a more common occurrence than it should be though - one of the gameshops around me opened a core set and found that it was missing the speeder bike bodies. There are a lot of posts on here about people having two left arms or missing small components. This is the first I've heard about the range rulers being mismatched. I'm going to have to check mine as I didn't think to look at that. Still, FFG has been stellar with issues I've had in the past. No fussing or drawn out emails back and forth, so if I find a problem, I'm confident it will be resolved quickly. As someone else said, because of all the small parts there are bound to be more packing issues, though the company that packed the parts should probably get a little talking to.
  13. I don't know where you are located but I had to order these from the US (I'm in Canada) as my FLGS couldn't tell me when they'd get them or if they were even on order!
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    Painted Descent is best Descent

    Wow, those look awesome!
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