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AOS Painter of the Month Competition - April 2013

Re: AOS Painter of the Month Competition - April 2013

Postby timewizard » Thu Apr 04, 2013 7:25 pm

Time for me to jump in here.
I was digging around the model shop and came across a kit that I picked up, well....., quite some time ago.
So long ago in fact that I couldn't find the instruction sheet for it.
I had started to assemble it, but it got somehow forgotten in the land of time.
So now it is time to finish,

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The Guillotine!

Luckily I was able to channel KMB and surf the interweb and find a pdf of the instruction sheet, which will greatly ease the final assembly.

So I officially have my model in the ring for this month's comp!
"I have found again and again that in encounter actions, the day goes to the side that is the first to plaster its opponent with fire." - Erwin Rommel
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Re: AOS Painter of the Month Competition - April 2013

Postby Talus » Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:34 pm

my god wiz yer a pain in the neck

you'll get the chop for this!

his success went to his head

alright im out :P
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Re: AOS Painter of the Month Competition - April 2013

Postby mattjgilbert » Fri Apr 05, 2013 9:03 am

Keep your hair on Talus: this is no time for sharp wit and cutting remarks.

Unless someone else has a huge slice of luck, timewizard has already this month won with his revolutionary submission. He's got it in the bag.
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Re: AOS Painter of the Month Competition - April 2013

Postby skywalker » Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:43 pm

Just to answer Timewizards question regarding PSC and FoW tanks. I have 5 of each companys Panzer IV's and painted up on the table there is very little to tell them apart. That is until you pick them up and notice the significant weight difference 8O
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Re: AOS Painter of the Month Competition - April 2013

Postby timewizard » Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:53 pm

Thanks skywalker! I was curious about how they compare.

I believe the other big difference is cost. ;)
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Re: AOS Painter of the Month Competition - April 2013

Postby Spack » Fri Apr 05, 2013 5:45 pm

Been a busy week, totally burnt out from covering another person's job at work as well as my own and then finally getting around to playing Uncharted 3 almost non-stop to completion (got to chapter 19 in one sitting on Wed night, finished it last night in a final 2 hour run to the end). Haven't sorted out what I'm painting yet, will try to do so over the weekend ... a box of Airfix 1/72 German WW2 infantry arrived in the post today, although I didn't realise how big they were compared to OO scale (which for the non-UK non-model railway people is 1/76 scale trains on 1/87 scale tracks, compared to the HO scale of 1/87 scale for both models and tracks), I thought they'd be close enough that it would be hard to tell. I might have to scale up the 1/87 German train project to 1/76 or 1/72 as I'd intended to use them on and around the train :| I'm tempted to paint up a unit of them, but they're quite a bit smaller than heroic 28mm ...

My son, ageofwar, hasn't got his model to paint yet though - I know it's here somewhere (an unpainted German BF 109 1/72 scale that we built last year), but I'm scratching my head trying to remember where I put it ...
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Re: AOS Painter of the Month Competition - April 2013

Postby timewizard » Fri Apr 05, 2013 5:54 pm

Is it possible you left it in the hanger? ;)

Didn't realize there'd be that much of a difference between 1/87 and 1/72 scale.
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Re: AOS Painter of the Month Competition - April 2013

Postby Spack » Fri Apr 05, 2013 6:39 pm

timewizard wrote:Is it possible you left it in the hanger? ;)


Nope, the 1/72 Spitfire he painted is in there, but the 109 is nowhere to be seen. Stranger and stranger ...

timewizard wrote:Didn't realize there'd be that much of a difference between 1/87 and 1/72 scale.


It's about 3mm difference in height between a OO scale figure (20mm) and 1/72 scale (23mm), which is about a whole head difference in height. It's certainly noticeable. Gets worse with tanks - the 1/72 Tiger II I built is way bigger than the 1/87 Tiger I.
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Re: AOS Painter of the Month Competition - April 2013

Postby Angelwing » Sat Apr 06, 2013 8:44 am

Spack wrote:..... and then finally getting around to playing Uncharted 3 almost non-stop to completion (got to chapter 19 in one sitting on Wed night, finished it last night in a final 2 hour run to the end).


Good man. it's a marvellous game. See you online with it at some point?
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Re: AOS Painter of the Month Competition - April 2013

Postby Spack » Sat Apr 06, 2013 10:13 am

Angelwing wrote:
Spack wrote:..... and then finally getting around to playing Uncharted 3 almost non-stop to completion (got to chapter 19 in one sitting on Wed night, finished it last night in a final 2 hour run to the end).


Good man. it's a marvellous game. See you online with it at some point?


Unlikely - I borrowed it to play the single player campaign, I'm in the queue to borrow Tomb Raider off the same guy at work and had already played UC 1 & 2 so thought I might as well give 3 a go. I don't play much online any more, other than World of Tanks the only other games in the past decade were Buccaneer, the Dawn of War open beta, and prior to that the 18 months I spent as part of the test team for the DesertCombat mod for BF1942.
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Re: AOS Painter of the Month Competition - April 2013

Postby killmaimburn » Sat Apr 06, 2013 11:52 am

In these recession hit times, I can't believe we aren't organising some GOG game wan over lan/hamacthi thingy..
Some awesome game from the 90s all online, not a grindware slaughter 7000 boars to move up a level or constantly pay in the shopwith real money and not a pay to play.. just 4.99 one off.
Tis the way forwards.. (this is partially me bringing back the dosbox is cool comment from facebook to here)
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Re: AOS Painter of the Month Competition - April 2013

Postby skywalker » Sat Apr 06, 2013 12:48 pm

Timewizard, here in the UK the PSC tanks for a box of five are between 50% and 70% cheaper than a box of 5 FoW tanks.
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Re: AOS Painter of the Month Competition - April 2013

Postby Cain Tiberius » Sat Apr 06, 2013 1:43 pm

I'll have to look into PSC, as I feel FoW a little pricey. Although the Open Fire box set seem reasonable value.
I've discovered quite a large 15mm WW2 following in my area. They seem to play a home grown rule set though. I'd rather go with the new Vietnam stuff, but as they playing WW2, I guess I can get at least one force.
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Re: AOS Painter of the Month Competition - April 2013

Postby skywalker » Sat Apr 06, 2013 5:20 pm

I know its off thread but we play Rapid Fire rules, mainly coz they are not too complicated and make for a fast flowing game. The downside is they are more biased towards historical refights than tournament play
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Re: AOS Painter of the Month Competition - April 2013

Postby Angelwing » Sun Apr 07, 2013 10:25 am

Okay, I'll bite. I'll do these termagants with spike rifles and stranglewebs. They are ebay rescues. I've already done one strip dip with the spike rifle models, but they need another go. There is a model under all that paint, honest.
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