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2012-12-26 06:59:58 PM  
Tabletop gaming thread? Wheee!

Currently painting a Hero Quest set to use as a sort of intro/prep to an eventual DnD campaign, but people have gotten really into the simplicity of things, so we've started adding new minis to the set, and people have been buying me stuff to paint.

I know my painting is shiat, and people on mini-painting forums are so brutal (apparently even newbies are supposed to be able to do 3-tone drybrushing and wet blending)- so I figure this is one of the few places I can post snaps of my efforts and not feel like I should give up and throw everything away b/c I suck at this stuff.

Any other painters out there? Could use a few pointers on a few specifics.

This is about what I can do at present:
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Gargoyle from Hero Quest; the Orc is some orc commander from Reaper.

Also:
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Ogre Champion from Battle Masters. Not anywhere near done, but he was sitting there while I was taking pictures anyway.

/for the lulz, of course
 
2012-12-26 07:02:14 PM  

Quantumbunny: IronJelly: Where wolf: Ennuipoet: I really enjoyed the premise to Shadowrun (the pen and paper game, I never played the video game) but it's implementation was rough.  I think a well done MMO might be interesting.

the third edition cleaned up a lot of the mechanics and the bucket o' dice problems.

it has always been my favorite setting, I just never find a group that plays it...

EIP if anyone wants to start a Shadowrun via Skype game.  I have some experience GMing if nobody else wants to do it.

I have never RPed via skype... is this actually viable?


Have you checked out roll20.net? That might fit some some of your needs for running a game and give you more tools

/looked it over and it seemed pretty cool
 
2012-12-26 07:22:16 PM  

grinding_journalist: This is about what I can do at present:


Nice job! Looks a hell of a lot better than any Battletech minis I painted, that's for sure.
 
2012-12-26 07:25:42 PM  

DjangoStonereaver: Of all the cyberpunk games, I liked SHADOWRUN the best since, somehow, the mixing in the
magical/fantasy elements mitigated the nihilism and depression for me.


That's exactly why I liked Shadowrun least of the cyberpunk games.
 
2012-12-26 07:33:15 PM  

neuroflare: Nice job! Looks a hell of a lot better than any Battletech minis I painted, that's for sure.


Thanks! I posted a higher-res image of the orc on some tabletop forum with a painting subsection, and my thread turned into "hey, this guy has provided us an excellent example of what NOT to do!" and received no actual helpful criticism, just lots of "I hope yur 12 cuz your colors suk lol".

I am my own worst critic; the gaming group loves my stuff but I can't look at anything I've done without thinking it could have been done better. I want to do some scifi stuff too- I have a unit of space marines that I wanna do just for variety's sake, and I'd love doing a MadCat Mk2 just to have on my desk.

It's an odd hobby, to be sure- spending 45 minutes adjusting the gold piping on the back of the right bracer cuff of an elven regular sounds dumb when you describe it that way to other people, but if you're actually doing it, you understand immediately. My biggest issue right now is brush maintenance and upkeep- inevitably, because I'm using 1/0, 3/0, and 10/0 points, the paint dries into them and essentially turns them into toothpicks. I've used different thinners, simple green, etc, and they all end up this way, and I can't fix them by breaking them up since that'll destroy the fine point I need. Thoughts?
 
2012-12-26 08:15:15 PM  

grinding_journalist: I know my painting is shiat, and people on mini-painting forums are so brutal (apparently even newbies are supposed to be able to do 3-tone drybrushing and wet blending)- so I figure this is one of the few places I can post snaps of my efforts and not feel like I should give up and throw everything away b/c I suck at this stuff.


Your painting looks pretty good. I don't really have any advice, other than *maybe* try for simplicity in your color scheme if you're new to painting.

I've been experimenting with dipping, which is a great way to crank out a lot of miniatures relatively easily, but not a great way of improving skill. But it is fun, and I'm working with crappy miniatures that I don't want to invest too much time into.
 
2012-12-26 09:08:36 PM  
I really like the gargoyle. I think it's a very good job, but yeah, the miniatures forums make this place look like Dora the Explorer online. I never bothered with minis because I have about zero patience.
 
2012-12-26 10:13:25 PM  
I ran 2nd and 3rd editions for several years, then the group fell apart. I would love to get back into Shadowrun. Was thinking of finally grabbing 4th edition, but I think I'll just wait for the 5th stuff now.

i've really missed this game.
 
2012-12-26 10:28:40 PM  

grinding_journalist: neuroflare: Nice job! Looks a hell of a lot better than any Battletech minis I painted, that's for sure.

Thanks! I posted a higher-res image of the orc on some tabletop forum with a painting subsection, and my thread turned into "hey, this guy has provided us an excellent example of what NOT to do!" and received no actual helpful criticism, just lots of "I hope yur 12 cuz your colors suk lol".

I am my own worst critic; the gaming group loves my stuff but I can't look at anything I've done without thinking it could have been done better. I want to do some scifi stuff too- I have a unit of space marines that I wanna do just for variety's sake, and I'd love doing a MadCat Mk2 just to have on my desk.

It's an odd hobby, to be sure- spending 45 minutes adjusting the gold piping on the back of the right bracer cuff of an elven regular sounds dumb when you describe it that way to other people, but if you're actually doing it, you understand immediately. My biggest issue right now is brush maintenance and upkeep- inevitably, because I'm using 1/0, 3/0, and 10/0 points, the paint dries into them and essentially turns them into toothpicks. I've used different thinners, simple green, etc, and they all end up this way, and I can't fix them by breaking them up since that'll destroy the fine point I need. Thoughts?


There's a type of beeswax-like product you can get at Michael's/Hobby Lobby in with the fancy oil paints that will really keep the brushes in line.  I haven't painted in years, so I can't remember the name.

But if you really want to have fun, lose the brushes and get a Badger
http://www.badgerairbrush.com/Renegade_Series.asp

You'll probably need two, because the renegades are too fine for larger work.  But getting good with an airbrush will save you time and people will be amazed.

Hell, back when I was painting I wasn't even good and they came out OK.
This entire tank took me probably under an hour, most of which was cutting masks.  Then I was dumb and let someone borrow (and break) my brush, so I've never finished the set, really.  I wish I had some pics of my Dark Eldar, but I sold them.


lh3.googleusercontent.comlh4.googleusercontent.com
 
2012-12-26 10:32:45 PM  

IronJelly: Quantumbunny: IronJelly: Where wolf: Ennuipoet: I really enjoyed the premise to Shadowrun (the pen and paper game, I never played the video game) but it's implementation was rough.  I think a well done MMO might be interesting.

the third edition cleaned up a lot of the mechanics and the bucket o' dice problems.

it has always been my favorite setting, I just never find a group that plays it...

EIP if anyone wants to start a Shadowrun via Skype game.  I have some experience GMing if nobody else wants to do it.

I have never RPed via skype... is this actually viable?

I moved last year to a city that has almost no gamers in it (that i've found anyway, unless I want to collect MTG cards again).  I currently play two games via skype.  One is a few members of my former nerd-herd from back home, and i'm basically a laptop to them, looking at the GM.   The other group is entirely on Skype, and seems to work just fine.  A lot of it depends on the GM style.  It would be harder to have tactical grid-based combat via skype, and the entirely skype game is a lot less combat oriented and more RP oriented, which seems to work fine.

I've never used maptools in a Skype game before, but I think that's how I would handle a grid and tactical combat.  I would like to use it if I GM a game via skype, but since i've never used it, there would be a learning curve to overcome.  Even if the game is just voices, I have a good time with it.


I've been playing with roll20 for the better part of the evening, and I have to say I like it.  If you're still interested in playing (or running) a game, we should talk.  There's at least a few players interested on some of the "official" Sr4 forums. I don't know if I have the chops to run a campaign though, but I'd be willing to try.
 
2012-12-27 12:51:22 AM  
I am pleased to see so many shadowrun fans. I think I have EIP; folks should hit me up!
 
2012-12-27 12:53:31 AM  
Meh I don't see it. My username at gmail. I also have a bunch of experience GMing if nobody else is interested.
 
2012-12-27 05:20:53 AM  

grinding_journalist: neuroflare: Nice job! Looks a hell of a lot better than any Battletech minis I painted, that's for sure.

Thanks! I posted a higher-res image of the orc on some tabletop forum with a painting subsection, and my thread turned into "hey, this guy has provided us an excellent example of what NOT to do!" and received no actual helpful criticism, just lots of "I hope yur 12 cuz your colors suk lol".

I am my own worst critic; the gaming group loves my stuff but I can't look at anything I've done without thinking it could have been done better. I want to do some scifi stuff too- I have a unit of space marines that I wanna do just for variety's sake, and I'd love doing a MadCat Mk2 just to have on my desk.

It's an odd hobby, to be sure- spending 45 minutes adjusting the gold piping on the back of the right bracer cuff of an elven regular sounds dumb when you describe it that way to other people, but if you're actually doing it, you understand immediately. My biggest issue right now is brush maintenance and upkeep- inevitably, because I'm using 1/0, 3/0, and 10/0 points, the paint dries into them and essentially turns them into toothpicks. I've used different thinners, simple green, etc, and they all end up this way, and I can't fix them by breaking them up since that'll destroy the fine point I need. Thoughts?


I like to use this stuff to clean my brushes:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0009RR T9Y

You can get it at hobby lobby. It works like a champ.
 
2012-12-27 05:34:19 AM  
I miss my SR game. (4th)

Well, maybe in the new year we'll pick it up again. I think we're deep in the bowels of V:tM, though, for the time being.
 
2012-12-27 07:44:03 AM  
I remember a third party program that allowed someone to do decking while everyone else delt with the GM directly. The GM could either pre-build the net, or just have the world build itself based on how difficult they thought it would be.
 
2012-12-27 09:07:52 AM  
Old school board games? Star Fleet Battles. That is all.
 
2012-12-27 09:40:41 AM  

Where wolf: grinding_journalist: neuroflare: Nice job! Looks a hell of a lot better than any Battletech minis I painted, that's for sure.

Thanks! I posted a higher-res image of the orc on some tabletop forum with a painting subsection, and my thread turned into "hey, this guy has provided us an excellent example of what NOT to do!" and received no actual helpful criticism, just lots of "I hope yur 12 cuz your colors suk lol".

I am my own worst critic; the gaming group loves my stuff but I can't look at anything I've done without thinking it could have been done better. I want to do some scifi stuff too- I have a unit of space marines that I wanna do just for variety's sake, and I'd love doing a MadCat Mk2 just to have on my desk.

It's an odd hobby, to be sure- spending 45 minutes adjusting the gold piping on the back of the right bracer cuff of an elven regular sounds dumb when you describe it that way to other people, but if you're actually doing it, you understand immediately. My biggest issue right now is brush maintenance and upkeep- inevitably, because I'm using 1/0, 3/0, and 10/0 points, the paint dries into them and essentially turns them into toothpicks. I've used different thinners, simple green, etc, and they all end up this way, and I can't fix them by breaking them up since that'll destroy the fine point I need. Thoughts?

There's a type of beeswax-like product you can get at Michael's/Hobby Lobby in with the fancy oil paints that will really keep the brushes in line.  I haven't painted in years, so I can't remember the name.

But if you really want to have fun, lose the brushes and get a Badger
http://www.badgerairbrush.com/Renegade_Series.asp

You'll probably need two, because the renegades are too fine for larger work.  But getting good with an airbrush will save you time and people will be amazed.

Hell, back when I was painting I wasn't even good and they came out OK.
This entire tank took me probably under an hour, most of which was cutting masks.  Then I w ...


TAU?!? My mortal nemesis!

lh3.googleusercontent.com
 
2012-12-27 01:26:36 PM  

Quantumbunny: IronJelly: Where wolf: Ennuipoet: I really enjoyed the premise to Shadowrun (the pen and paper game, I never played the video game) but it's implementation was rough.  I think a well done MMO might be interesting.

the third edition cleaned up a lot of the mechanics and the bucket o' dice problems.

it has always been my favorite setting, I just never find a group that plays it...

EIP if anyone wants to start a Shadowrun via Skype game.  I have some experience GMing if nobody else wants to do it.

I have never RPed via skype... is this actually viable?


There are 5-6 of us Farkers RPing via Skype and Maptools every Thursday. We're running two different Pathfinder Campaigns. One is an RP cross country quest and the other seems like it's going to be a pure underground puzzle/combat fest.

Having Pathfinder rules for free is certainly helping a lot.
 
2012-12-27 06:11:32 PM  

Girion47: Quantumbunny: IronJelly: Where wolf: Ennuipoet: I really enjoyed the premise to Shadowrun (the pen and paper game, I never played the video game) but it's implementation was rough.  I think a well done MMO might be interesting.

the third edition cleaned up a lot of the mechanics and the bucket o' dice problems.

it has always been my favorite setting, I just never find a group that plays it...

EIP if anyone wants to start a Shadowrun via Skype game.  I have some experience GMing if nobody else wants to do it.

I have never RPed via skype... is this actually viable?

There are 5-6 of us Farkers RPing via Skype and Maptools every Thursday. We're running two different Pathfinder Campaigns. One is an RP cross country quest and the other seems like it's going to be a pure underground puzzle/combat fest.

Having Pathfinder rules for free is certainly helping a lot.


Y'all are making me want to play something other than AD&D 2e. Quit it.
 
2012-12-27 07:04:37 PM  

mooseyfate: Y'all are making me want to play something other than AD&D 2e. Quit it.


I can break out my Hackmaster books...
 
2012-12-27 11:58:55 PM  

mooseyfate: Girion47: Quantumbunny: IronJelly: Where wolf: Ennuipoet: I really enjoyed the premise to Shadowrun (the pen and paper game, I never played the video game) but it's implementation was rough.  I think a well done MMO might be interesting.

the third edition cleaned up a lot of the mechanics and the bucket o' dice problems.

it has always been my favorite setting, I just never find a group that plays it...

EIP if anyone wants to start a Shadowrun via Skype game.  I have some experience GMing if nobody else wants to do it.

I have never RPed via skype... is this actually viable?

There are 5-6 of us Farkers RPing via Skype and Maptools every Thursday. We're running two different Pathfinder Campaigns. One is an RP cross country quest and the other seems like it's going to be a pure underground puzzle/combat fest.

Having Pathfinder rules for free is certainly helping a lot.

Y'all are making me want to play something other than AD&D 2e. Quit it.


NOPE! Come play with us... :)

Plus you get to meet a real girl RPGer ME! :)
 
2012-12-28 02:56:02 AM  

Migrating Coconut: Old school board games? Star Fleet Battles. That is all.


Man, that game was awesomely complicated.
 
2012-12-28 08:35:24 AM  

shortymac: mooseyfate: Girion47: Quantumbunny: IronJelly: Where wolf: Ennuipoet: I really enjoyed the premise to Shadowrun (the pen and paper game, I never played the video game) but it's implementation was rough.  I think a well done MMO might be interesting.

the third edition cleaned up a lot of the mechanics and the bucket o' dice problems.

it has always been my favorite setting, I just never find a group that plays it...

EIP if anyone wants to start a Shadowrun via Skype game.  I have some experience GMing if nobody else wants to do it.

I have never RPed via skype... is this actually viable?

There are 5-6 of us Farkers RPing via Skype and Maptools every Thursday. We're running two different Pathfinder Campaigns. One is an RP cross country quest and the other seems like it's going to be a pure underground puzzle/combat fest.

Having Pathfinder rules for free is certainly helping a lot.

Y'all are making me want to play something other than AD&D 2e. Quit it.

NOPE! Come play with us... :)

Plus you get to meet a real girl RPGer ME! :)


Not a real girl, fake voice invented by here supposed husband.
 
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