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#342

Gloomhaven has a lot of playability is why. 90+ hours to start with and a lot of replayability. Waiting on our Kickstarter version of 2nd edition when it finally gets here.


#343

I’m reading the rules for an RPG set in World War II, and rather enjoyed this parenthetical aside:

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#344

Had a small mid-life crisis over the weekend and bought this lot.

I have no idea how much I’ll likely play it, who I’ll play it with, why I bought so many paints, and if I can still paint after not having done so for 20 years. Oh Dear. £300 maybe not so well spent (there are 3 other ally packs not pictured that haven’t arrived yet). I pretty much regret it already!


#345

:scream:


#346

I’ve heard great things but I’ve never had the time to sit down and play. I think I’ve spent around £100 on paints recently.


#347

It’s a great way to meditate and relax your mind after a day with the kids.


#348

I did some Royal Guards yesterday after work and all I ended up with was bad back and some shonky paint jobs! I think painting with a good light source, which I didn’t have, is definitely key.


#349

Drop me a line if you want some tips, I paint a lot of little dudes.

And Imperial Assault is a great game, I’ve played a few games and really enjoyed it.


#350

A good light source is currently my biggest hurdle when it comes to painting. Its a shame I only get to paint in the evenings once the boys are in bed.


#351

When I re-started painting a few years ago after a long gap, I soon found that my eyes are no longer good enough to work in electric light. I paint at a west-facing window in the early evening in natural light. I lay my stuff out on the windowsill itself, which means I have to stand up to be at the right height, but this is actually is a great relief after working a sit-down job all day. The downside of the approach is that I can only paint during the summer months :smiley:

My painting is rubbish, though, so don’t necessarily take my advice :wink:


#352

Expanding a bit on my decision to set a super-hero RPG in WW2 (mentioned above), I’ve written a bit more about it on my blog:

http://dmheroes.co.uk/journal/post/2017/08/11/World-War-Two.aspx

(To be honest, this was just to get something on my blog, to get back into the swing of writing after too long a gap with other things on my mind.)


#353

Started painting some IA minis but disaster struck. I spent about 5 hours on Han Solo and although it was never going to win any awards I was pleased with my work…and then I varnished him with Citadel’s Purity Seal.

FFS, it frosted the figure. Is there anything I can do to rectify this? I can’t face buying him again and spending all that time painting. I’m a mixture of gutted and pissed off.

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#354

Sometimes, spraying again will fix it. Alternately, paint over the worst parts again and just don’t varnish. Any points that scrape on the new top coat will only reveal a small amount of the frosted varnish.


#355

Thanks. A quick google has revealed that GW Purity Seal is pretty much considered an awful product. I hear putting a gloss varnish on then reapply matte can work.

I will will be switching to Testors Dullcote.


#356

I use Army Painter Matt Varnish myself, it’s the easiest non-GW varnish to get locally. Works pretty good aside from the one can where the spray head broke on me.


#357

I’ll just leave this here…


#358

Something less blurred…


#359

Shiny


#360

Is brush on varnish an option? Why are sprays favoured?


#361

Spraying is good at getting an even coat quickly, and you can use it to do multiple figures (or parts if you’re doing a kit or a vehicle mini) quickly. I do a lot of airbrushing so I built a spray booth out of foamcore that I can put on a stool outside and stop overspray for hitting the plants in our yard.

Brush-on varnish would work as well, but I can’t imagine it’d be healthy for your brushes and would be a pain if you were working on a lot of models at once.