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    Hexcessive got a reaction from sverigesson in The Next LCG   
    Competitive LCG set in the Dune universe. Please. Tie it into the upcoming film and it will be huge IMO.
    Imagine the intrigue and politics at the table. So much opportunity here...
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    Hexcessive got a reaction from rsdockery in The Next LCG   
    Competitive LCG set in the Dune universe. Please. Tie it into the upcoming film and it will be huge IMO.
    Imagine the intrigue and politics at the table. So much opportunity here...
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    Hexcessive reacted to BigBadAndy in Veers, using some contrast paints   
    This is a great Veers.  He tends to look pretty boring without a lot of highlighting - and who wants to spend a lot of time highlighting Veers?  What really stands out is how well the contrast works in the face.  This may be the best Veers face I have seen. 
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    Hexcessive got a reaction from BigBadAndy in Veers, using some contrast paints   
    Greetings all,
     
    Enclosed is some experimentation I'm opting to share with the GW Contrast range.
    I Used Admin - Grey on his uniform, and some black on the helmet and holster/gun.  Flesh is contrast as well.
    traditional paints:
    Boots are black with coal black P3 highlight.
    The chest plate, which I regret a bit, is just a standard metallic with Badab Black wash.  I wish I would of done black contrast on it as well.
    Regardless he's an example of what grey and black looks like with the range.  Feedback welcome.

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    Hexcessive got a reaction from Memorare in Stormtrooper Repair Job -- with Contrast Paints   
    These lads were in bad shape -- gunked up and stripped of paint, with some decomposition and residue remaining.
    As a result, I did my best with contrast.  Tell me what you think of the overall effect, with the starting condition kept in mind.
     

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    Hexcessive reacted to Sharkbelly in Veers, using some contrast paints   
    Agreed. But other than that, I think it's great.
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    Hexcessive reacted to SFC Snuffy in Veers, using some contrast paints   
    Perhaps it's the photo, but the breastplate is almost indistinguishable from the tunic/jacket under it. I think I'd like a darker tone for it.
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    Hexcessive reacted to Ralgon in Veers, using some contrast paints   
    I tend to find using the grey better at leaving metal "metal" over the black (which is my goto for weapons), but nice job!
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    Hexcessive got a reaction from SFC Snuffy in Veers, using some contrast paints   
    Thank you for the feedback @SFC Snuffy and @Sharkbelly.
     
    I agree going a metallic on the breast plate is regrettable on my part.  With a gloss and matte finish already applied, I should probably leave it alone lest I potentially mess it up.
    I wish I would of tried the Black contrast on it, to gently juxtapose a difference with the grey.
    Ever forward, however, and I'm glad you both liked some of the results.  This paint range is pleasant and satisfying, but also a learning curve!
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    Hexcessive got a reaction from Jamburgin in Stormtrooper Repair Job -- with Contrast Paints   
    These lads were in bad shape -- gunked up and stripped of paint, with some decomposition and residue remaining.
    As a result, I did my best with contrast.  Tell me what you think of the overall effect, with the starting condition kept in mind.
     

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    Hexcessive reacted to Alpha17 in How Many of you Gloss-Coat Your Stormtroopers?   
    Satin works better than gloss for Stormies, and only then if you want them Death Star inspection level of shine.  When we see them deployed dirt side, they're usually a lot less shiny.  The old maxim that "no combat read unit ever survived an inspection, and no inspection ready unit ever survived combat" comes to mind here. 
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    Hexcessive got a reaction from SFC Snuffy in Veers, using some contrast paints   
    Greetings all,
     
    Enclosed is some experimentation I'm opting to share with the GW Contrast range.
    I Used Admin - Grey on his uniform, and some black on the helmet and holster/gun.  Flesh is contrast as well.
    traditional paints:
    Boots are black with coal black P3 highlight.
    The chest plate, which I regret a bit, is just a standard metallic with Badab Black wash.  I wish I would of done black contrast on it as well.
    Regardless he's an example of what grey and black looks like with the range.  Feedback welcome.

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    Hexcessive got a reaction from joewrightgm in Veers, using some contrast paints   
    Greetings all,
     
    Enclosed is some experimentation I'm opting to share with the GW Contrast range.
    I Used Admin - Grey on his uniform, and some black on the helmet and holster/gun.  Flesh is contrast as well.
    traditional paints:
    Boots are black with coal black P3 highlight.
    The chest plate, which I regret a bit, is just a standard metallic with Badab Black wash.  I wish I would of done black contrast on it as well.
    Regardless he's an example of what grey and black looks like with the range.  Feedback welcome.

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    Hexcessive got a reaction from BenBot in Need more Empire Corps troops -- Which of the three?   
    Many thanks Cleto0 and
    @Eruletho,  It's good to be informed and shore troopers are next on the list.  I really enjoy the look of the tank so it's helpful to know the choice is solid -- when I'm ready for it.  I plan on a really dirty, streaked and chipped exterior which will be so much fun to paint and model.
    I'll post fresh questions if I have them later, time to start experimenting with lists on my own.
    Cheers gents.
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    Hexcessive got a reaction from ImperialYeet in Need more Empire Corps troops -- Which of the three?   
    Excellent everyone, thanks again.  One more question while we're at it -- heavy support, with the point cost reduction for the AT-ST do you
    recommend it over the tank, or are both viable for their obvious differences? I will only get one of the two for a long while.
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    Hexcessive got a reaction from ImperialYeet in Need more Empire Corps troops -- Which of the three?   
    I am an emerging empire player,and only own 2 units of storms (starter box) and one unit of snow Troopers.
    Any thoughts on if I should purchase Shore Troopers, or go with double snows, or another third unit of Storms from the expansion?
    Budget is tight, players in the area pretty experienced and hard-hitting. advice greatly appreciated.
     
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    Hexcessive got a reaction from ImperialYeet in Need more Empire Corps troops -- Which of the three?   
    Thanks for the feedback -- They look amazing as well. I'll pick up a box.
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    Hexcessive reacted to arnoldrew in Need more Empire Corps troops -- Which of the three?   
    I'd recommend either a second Core set (by far the best value, don't buy a Stromtrooper expansion) or a Shoretrooper box.
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    Hexcessive reacted to Eruletho in Need more Empire Corps troops -- Which of the three?   
    I second shores. The have the range of storms, hit harder than snows, and their mortar can be used as fire support for anything on your team.
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    Hexcessive reacted to Welshie13 in Need more Empire Corps troops -- Which of the three?   
    Shore troopers will give you two more corp units. Plus they are awesome. 
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    Hexcessive got a reaction from bobafett1228 in Hex's Gallery -- Next, Red Trooper w/ Weathering Pigment.   
    Greetings,
    I've opted to avoid White and certain other traditional Imperial Colors, replacing with a more gritty and grim approach.
    Thoughts and constructive criticism welcome.
    Here's the first for my unit:

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    Hexcessive got a reaction from OuterPop in Hex's Gallery -- Next, Red Trooper w/ Weathering Pigment.   
    Not as keen on this scheme, but wanted something different.  After spending too much time on the test model, it's time to call it, "good enough."  Another six to go primered in this fashion.
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    Hexcessive reacted to BigBadAndy in Sorastro's Painting   
    Wow thanks man!  
    Like a lot of people, I’m fond of citadel’s paints but once I started using Vallejo’s dropper bottles I just can’t go back.  I use largely a mix of Vallejo model color and game color paints.  I started with a simple prime in gray and zenithal in white - just because the piece is so big and I felt it needed at least a couple of shades to keep it from looking too uniform.  For this, I primarily used sky gray, gray/green (approximate to mechanics standard gray) German gray and black.  I mixed them to taste but gray is actually pretty easy to work with so that was no big deal.  I actually diluted and did the walker with my airbrush.  The rocks are brush painted in a couple gray mixes and I believe the dirt is chocolate brown.  I used the zenithal as a guide for applying the different grays.  I did use nuln oil on the ATST and Aggrax earthshade on the dirt.  Then I drybrushed Khaki on the dirt and the rocks and a little sky gray on the rocks too.
    i appreciate the compliment but the whole thing was pretty simple.  It’s just a lot of volume and some attention to detail.  I’m sure people with more talent could do a lot more but considering it’s terrain of a wreckage, it should be reasonably forgiving all around.  Keep it dirty and you probably can’t go wrong.
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    Hexcessive reacted to Zephyr444 in Sorastro's Painting   
    That is a work of art Andy.  Can I ask what paints/washes you used?  I use Citadel mostly
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    Hexcessive reacted to chemnitz in Chemnitz's Legion Log   
    I have begun gluing and converting and painting the miniatures for Star Wars: Legion, and I will be keeping a record of my activities here. I am a pretty big noob--I haven't really done any miniatures gaming in a couple decades. You can see my previous efforts at building terrain here: A Noob's Build Log - Tatooine
     
    I will start with a few conversions that I have made. First, I did a head swap with a Duros and a unit leader. I kinda botched the necks, so I decided now would be a good time to learn how to use green stuff. After scouring this forum for ideas, I decided to give the Duros a jaunty scarf. The other solider got a handkerchief. I think that these turned out pretty well. 

    Filled with confidence from my first attempts, I tried a couple bolder designs with green stuff. The results were mixed. I tried to convert a trooper into a Twilek, which went not terribly but not great. I am hoping that I can fix it some with paint. Then, I decided to give one of my ion troopers a braid down her back.


    Any constructive criticism is welcome. Thanks!
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