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  1. I'm very happy with how this turned out! Check out more pictures on my blog: http://dystopianwarspainting.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/brits-and-ozzies.html
  2. I really like realistic paint jobs, and this one is wonderful. Those Italian ships sure are funny looking though.
  3. Really digging these! I love the wakes on the torp boats. This is the only time I've really thought basing actually works. Well done
  4. Oh boy... Now I have to get me some Ottomans!
  5. Love the planes and I am really digging the red smoke stacks. Are the suns decals or did you freehand those?
  6. I haven't posted anything in a while, but lots of lurking! I thought I would throw this up. I had a lot of fun painting this model; it is truly one of the greats in the game. I did the fleur de lis with a small stencil. I don't think there are many applications for these, but flight decks without TF are perfect. More pictures on my blog: http://dystopianwarspainting.blogspot.co.uk/
  7. I mix my own washes using a mixture of paint and PVC (white) glue. The glue raises the surface tension and can create some nice patterns. There are some great tutorials for making your own washes. Just do a google search and find something that works for you.
  8. @AndyT: As I also sell painted models on Ebay I regularly check to see whats out there. I have always admired your work! I think I fit into a small niche market of just-better-enough-than-average-to-sell. I have never had any trouble selling items, but they certainly don't go for a premium: just enough to let me wargame for free! Out of curiousity, do you guys use airbrushes, and if so what is your set up? I am thinking of getting one, but I don't know how useful it will be for DW scale.
  9. Super glue works great. However, I found that magnetizing these was difficult, if not impossible. The problem is that when you add magnets to models this size the width of the magnet, even if its quite thin, is very visible and throws off the proportions. With turrets and most generators I drill a hole into which the magnet can sit flush with the bit. But with the cranes there is really no room to drill. I usually use 3mmx1mm circular rare earth magnets, but you might be able to find even smaller ones?
  10. I am very excited about this release! What an amazing month May will be!! Maybe with the new Aussie options the CoA will finally get a viable frigate option! That would be fantastic.
  11. Keep it a ramming vessel. Up speed to a natural 9 (same as cruisers) Drop Experienced Engin. MAR Add Iron Ram and Dolphin Dipper (I know that's a CoA thing, but I don't want to invent a new MAR) Replace broadsides with Aft Torps, fixed channel (nearly all actual subs would have rear torps.) Keep everything else the same.
  12. Thanks guys! It sounds like the problem is probably something else. 1. Maybe primer? I have been using Army Painter. 2. Maybe temperature? This last group was done when it was pretty cold (3-7 C?) The thing is, when it does start flaking it isn't uniform and some models (particularly smalls) are totally fine. Any ideas?
  13. As some of you know, I paint A LOT of minis (I've got my 13th fleet box on the table), but I have had a consistant problem cleaning recent purchases. I usually wash resin mini with warm water and dish soap, but this has not been working. The last batch I did I washed and scrubbed (coarse brush AND toothbrush) THREE times before priming and I STILL had paint flaking off on about half the models. I emailed Spartan about it, and they were no help. They weren't sure what the problem is... maybe something to do with the kind of silicon they use. No solution. In any case, I need to wash a lot of minis and I can't soak them all in Dettol every time. So: Any suggestions? Anyone having the same problem? Has anyone ever used a dish-washer or washing machine to do minis? I was thinking of constructing some kind of container out of old strainers to keep everything together and just running it through 5 or 6 cycles. Would the heat or soap be a problem for resin? I don't think so but... still worried about it. Totally frustrated....
  14. As some of you know, I paint A LOT of minis (I've got my 13th fleet box on the table), but I have had a consistant problem cleaning recent purchases. I usually wash resin mini with warm water and dish soap, but this has not been working. The last batch I did I washed and scrubbed (coarse brush AND toothbrush) THREE times before priming and I STILL had paint flaking off on about half the models. I emailed Spartan about it, and they were no help. They weren't sure what the problem is... maybe something to do with the kind of silicon they use. No solution. In any case, I need to wash a lot of minis and I can't soak them all in Dettol every time. So: Any suggestions? Anyone having the same problem? Has anyone ever used a dish-washer or washing machine to do minis? I was thinking of constructing some kind of container out of old strainers to keep everything together and just running it through 5 or 6 cycles. Would the heat or soap be a problem for resin? I don't think so but... still worried about it. Totally frustrated....
  15. theIronSoldier

    Tank Traps

    Its not just hull clearance thats at issue, but weight as well. Even steel reinforced concrete can be crushed and/or pressed into the ground at some point.
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