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6 hours ago, Polaris said:

If they are glue, you can try chipping them off, and depending on the glue, there may be a specific way to break it down (I usually use epoxy, and alcohol can strip it)

But if all else fails, take whatever glue you used fill in the gaps, even out the layer, and buff it back down a little, and a claer coat can help mitigate the details and ridges too :)

Oh no, these are on the inside. There's no reaching them but with a bent qtip

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What kind of glue did you use? 

 

If its just fingerprints, Isopropyl and a lint free cloth should do wonders. I'd make sure in the future to clean the downward side, let it dry (since the iso can hurt your paint), glue in place, and then very carefully clean the upward surface. I'm assuming since you said they didn't smear or anything that its not just fingerprints, but as a PSA for anyone else doing Ryushi or painting flight stands, get thyself a bottle of 70 or 90% Isopropyl and save yourself a lot of fingerprint-based trouble.

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3 minutes ago, Wolfgang Jannesen said:

Ive been using cyanoacrylate adhesive gap filling. I didnt try it with isopropyl but I should be able to pick some up on my way home from work and give it a shot. Thank you for the suggestions! 

So as a reccomendation for future reference, and this is a suggestion from the pits of the past when 40k players were first handed Glowy Green Rod sprues for their robot skeletors, you should get a bottle of PVA for any time you do anything transparent/translucent. Cyanoacrylate glues have all sorts of potential problems with transparent parts, not the least of which is a tendency to fog if the humidity is off. Its still the best stuff for anything else, since you'll be painting over anything else or else it'll be in a gap and won't show, but yeah clear parts you'll want something else. The Isoprop might do the trick in weakening the glue, but I'm not absolutely certain it will work in this case.

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So @Polaris made a thread about the objective set, and it got me thinking about the set I painted a while back. I decided I liked what I had done on the individual pieces, but not as a group. So I decided to make them more consistent. I decided that I wanted to try and make them look like holograms on a hologram deck- @Ryjak's terrain is pretty popular, and I was thinking I could get them done in a style that would look good both on that terrain as well as regular terrain. I have a second set I never painted which is also near done now in the same style.

TokenSetPt1.jpg

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That's a pretty good concept :D

I like the idea of it being holograms, espeacially since you don't really know what your running into until you check it out, bad cards could have been from poor intelligence :)

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It's a matte black primer with a clear gloss finish, the go heavy on the finish with cloaking/stealth ships, the "web of shifting mirrors"  as it were :)

the surface is a bit reflective as well though, I'll have to upload a full shot, but it's a tablecloth I made with black cloth, and tulip fabric spray paints, I use a vinyl covering to protect it, but while a great surface for play, not for pictures...

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Polaris I love that - massive fantastic looking fleet! 

Makes me dream of seeing FA back in the world and getting a chance to have it advance from squad to fleet scale battles with that many models (given time and enough hours and mad enough players to field that many warships)

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Thanks @Overread My hope is to one day do a 3 on 3. Game with one each of the core faction s, and 2000 pts apiece :D

even if i need to run the entire zenian side :)

ill keep painting, and one day, that table will be full, I still have

1 works raptor patrol fleet 8 directorate frigates, 4 drones, 6 light frigates, 3 of the champian cruisers, 1 more directorate battlestation, 4 directorate defense platforms, 2 more turmoil cruisers to finish my directorate, and

2 relthoza carriers, 2 brood and 1 Nexus battleship, 6 heavy cruisers, 6 version 1 cruisers, 3 assassin's, 6 light frigates, 12 drones, 8 widows, 12 wolf, 4 nidus, 6 gunships/lightcruisers, 3 shunt cruisers, 2 bane shunt cruisers, 1 more Apex, 2 more venoms, 2 raptor battle cruisers, and 4 relthoza defense platforms left to go to finish my relthoza :D

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I should pull out my Relth fleet and do a full-fleet shot with them. I'm like less than halfway done painting them and tempted yet again to redo the whole thing.

 

In the meantime, I finished my second set of objective tokens after recovering from illness. Now that I've got more objective tokens than I'll ever actually need, time to get back to the Directorate.

TokenSetFull.jpg

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