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Old October 6th, 2022, 05:53 PM
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Re: The minis will not be a sea of unpainted gray

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I mean pics of what we have, at least the terrain. Show some people what 4 of these new Master Sets could build. They definitely did not tap the potential of epic battlefields yet.
Do we have an actual breakdown of the terrain included yet? As someone who's considering backing for terrain and selling the minis to recoup some cost (if I can scrounge together the budget) I'd be pretty interested. But also we don't know what maps we can build unless we know the specifics of the terrain being offered.
They're keeping it secret so you'll be surprised when you open it.
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Old October 7th, 2022, 06:56 PM
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Re: The minis will not be a sea of unpainted gray

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Skyknight swears that speedpaint is a thing and that it works well and quickly. Thatís my plan.
Can someone explain this speedpaint thing? I've seen a few posts about it.

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Old October 7th, 2022, 06:58 PM
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I mean pics of what we have, at least the terrain. Show some people what 4 of these new Master Sets could build. They definitely did not tap the potential of epic battlefields yet.
Do we have an actual breakdown of the terrain included yet? As someone who's considering backing for terrain and selling the minis to recoup some cost (if I can scrounge together the budget) I'd be pretty interested. But also we don't know what maps we can build unless we know the specifics of the terrain being offered.
They're keeping it secret so you'll be surprised when you open it.
They shared a breakdown of the terrain today on Discord and it's making the rounds. I don't think it's on the campaign page or anything, but at least it's being discussed.

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Old October 7th, 2022, 07:07 PM
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I mean pics of what we have, at least the terrain. Show some people what 4 of these new Master Sets could build. They definitely did not tap the potential of epic battlefields yet.
Do we have an actual breakdown of the terrain included yet? As someone who's considering backing for terrain and selling the minis to recoup some cost (if I can scrounge together the budget) I'd be pretty interested. But also we don't know what maps we can build unless we know the specifics of the terrain being offered.
They're keeping it secret so you'll be surprised when you open it.
They shared a breakdown of the terrain today on Discord and it's making the rounds. I don't think it's on the campaign page or anything, but at least it's being discussed.
But that ruins the surprise.
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Old October 7th, 2022, 07:09 PM
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Old October 7th, 2022, 09:31 PM
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Skyknight swears that speedpaint is a thing and that it works well and quickly. Thatís my plan.
Can someone explain this speedpaint thing? I've seen a few posts about it.
Itís a kind of paint that does some highlighting and some shading without you having to do anything to it. I have no idea how it works. Appears to be magic.

Anyway. According to these YouTube videos it appears to take about 10 minutes a figure. You end up with a paint job that is better than original Scape, which didnít have those features at all. Not good enough to win you a mini painting contest, but nice looking.

Iíve never done it but Iíve watched a few videos. Enough to believe that itís a real thing and does what people say it does.

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Old October 7th, 2022, 09:37 PM
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Re: The minis will not be a sea of unpainted gray

I can attest that you get pretty astounding results. I don't love it for some categories of detail work, but I've been impressed at the results I'm getting with it.

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Skyknight swears that speedpaint is a thing and that it works well and quickly. Thatís my plan.
Can someone explain this speedpaint thing? I've seen a few posts about it.
Itís a kind of paint that does some highlighting and some shading without you having to do anything to it. I have no idea how it works. Appears to be magic.

Anyway. According to these YouTube videos it appears to take about 10 minutes a figure. You end up with a paint job that is better than original Scape, which didnít have those features at all. Not good enough to win you a mini painting contest, but nice looking.

Iíve never done it but Iíve watched a few videos. Enough to believe that itís a real thing and does what people say it does.
You need to base the entire mini (spray paint - normally black) then highlight from the top with white spray paint. This allows for dark recesses but highlighted areas when you use contrast (or speedpaints) which is a very thin style of paint to go over the figure once and that's you done.

Each medium figure should take about 10 minutes and will look pretty good.

I just tried it out on a couple of skeleton squads (from heroquest) to check it out...and it works. Not up to what I like but it's not bad.

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Re: The minis will not be a sea of unpainted gray

The Speedpaints will provide highlights even on just one coat of white primer. The two-primer technique is a nice touch, but I wouldn't consider it necessary for speed paints.

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Re: The minis will not be a sea of unpainted gray

I started by doing very basic paint jobs with a dip. Something like one color each for skin, weapon, clothing, armor. Then a dark floor varnish watered down to a watery consistency. The figure with a very basic paint job gets dipped in the varnish and then shaken to remove excess wash. If it's too dark in places, I touch them with a brush to soak a little wash up. The wash does a lot for shadowing and adds a battleworn look to the figures and the varnish gives it a harder coating that protects the paint, which can chip or rub off with use.

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I started by doing very basic paint jobs with a dip. Something like one color each for skin, weapon, clothing, armor. Then a dark floor varnish watered down to a watery consistency. The figure with a very basic paint job gets dipped in the varnish and then shaken to remove excess wash. If it's too dark in places, I touch them with a brush to soak a little wash up. The wash does a lot for shadowing and adds a battleworn look to the figures and the varnish gives it a harder coating that protects the paint, which can chip or rub off with use.
Army painter makes a "friendlier" dip than floor varnish. I recommend applying the wash with a cheep brush for more control and less mess, but the results are solid.


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I just picked up a can of the 'dip' for the first time this weekend at a gaming shop. Cost me $30, but I wanted to try this stuff out. Never used it before.
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