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Figured I'd go ahead and start up a thread even though none of the figures I have ordered have shown up yet. This way I can start my brain storming, and I might put a few reference photos in here so I don't lose them lol.

This is the main figure I'm planning on painting. Probably going to be one of the more difficult figures I've painted so far, but should be a good test for myself as well as good practice for going forward.

That's not my work, just one I saw online that I thought looked really good. The seller I ordered it from is in thailand though, so I wont be getting it till around the end of april. Because of that I went ahead and bought some smaller figures that were pretty cheap on amazon.
First one was this.

it's 54mm where the first one is 90mm. So going to be something a little smaller to work and practice on. Though where I've pretty much decided on the colors I'm going with on the first one this one I'm not sure. Seen a whole lot of different colors that people have painted this one, and a lot of them look really good. Like this one. I'm not normally someone that likes purple, but the deep red down to a dark purple looks really good on this.

Then the last one I ordered was this one. A 28mm figure so even smaller.

Like the figure before I'm not quite sure what color I want to paint it yet. Though I kinda have an idea. Thinking of going with something close to this, but maybe a dark blue instead of the purple.

Going to have to figure out what colors I want to paint them soon if I want to get started soon. Those 2 should be showing up either tuesday or wednesday this week, so if I have the paints I could get started right away. Most if not all of the paints I have right now are more for planes, and their pilots. Since I'm going to be buying paints, and suggestions anyone might have on colors would be welcome. Think the first figure I'm going to paint pretty close to those same colors. There is just something about the white against the chainmail with the dark cloak over him that just looks really cool. I'm going to have my work cut out with these 3 figures. I've never painted a metal figure before, and all 3 of them are metal [rofl]. Just going to have to be careful and take my time.

Also I think I'm going to paint all 3 of these figures for this figure group build, but will probably keep them all in this thread. I'm kinda lazy, and it would be easier to keep track of one thread for all 3 figures than 3 separate threads. lol.

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Fantastic figures Kenny!! Yes you can keep them all in this thread and post them as individual entries. Fine by me if Nigel or Pete don't disagree.

Also, it will be an absolute pleasure to assist you in any way I can. Those figs are sweet. [smile]
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Yeah I'm really excited about them. Just have to go through the torture of waiting for them to show up now. Fortunately the 2 smaller ones will be here in the next few days. Should help keep my mind off the nearly month that it will take the larger figure to show up. Might have to pick up something to help with the smallest one though. Some of the pictures that I saw when I was looking at it look so small. Think I'll also need to start watching some videos to help get myself ready for when they show up. With how good these figures can look when they are painted well, I want to make sure I do enough studying to so I can do a good job on them.
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Just ordered myself a little something to help with the figures. At under $10 with free shipping I had a hard time passing them up.

Now I should have an easier time painting the smaller figures.

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Oi! That's cheating lol. I should probably get one too lol.
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Nothing in the rules against it so it's not cheating [tongue]. Ones I ordered were from amazon. Product page is here. They are cheap, but the reviews were good and at that price if they break it's no big deal.
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Hey buddy, I can change those rules lol Muwahahaha! I can't afford squat at the moment, but maybe I can put it on my wish list. Something like those could be very handy. I get all teary eyed sometimes from squinting so much lol.
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I have a screen shot so I can prove that it wasn't in the rules originally. I know I would have liked to have these when I was painting the pilot for the f-22. 1/48 is just so small to work with. It's insane to see how good some people can paint even smaller figures....
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Yeah I know. The detail can get crazy even by my standards. But some of those Warhammer figs are originally sculpted and painted in something close to 500mm. That's why they look so phenomenal.

But those freaks that get that kind of detail on the small figs are crazy-talented. I've been trying to achieve that level for years.
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Yeah it's insane the talent and steadiness of hands that has to go into that kind of detail. Really wish I had the paint and figures already, but still have to wait. Looking like wednesday for the figures, and haven't even gotten a shipping notice for the paints.
The games workshop site says that it's same day processing or if on a weekend or holiday next business day. So if I don't get a shipping confirmation soon I might just have to put my "send gradually angrier emails till I get what I want" hat on. I almost put in the order for in store pickup, but their site didn't say anything about how long on average it would take for an order to be ready. Which gave me the sinking suspicion that it could be something where they ship the order to the store and then I could pick it up. Which if that was the case it would take even longer than if I just had it shipped to my house, and I had free shipping already since the order was expensive enough. Just looked at the faq page on their site and I was mostly right. They include it in the next scheduled delivery to the store. So depending on how often that is it could possibly take even longer.
The waiting is driving me crazy since I want to start painting these figures now. lol

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Just ordered myself a little something to help with the figures. At under $10 with free shipping I had a hard time passing them up.

Now I should have an easier time painting the smaller figures.


I find that I'm having to use my visor more and more these days (and remember I work in 1/32) I can't help but feel that I will soon be wearing them when I drive.

Pete

Ps if you tape all the lenses together and look through them, you can see the future lol

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If I turn them around after seeing the future, would I be able to see the beginning of time?
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Couldn't stop myself from checking the tracking on the 2 figures that shipped already. Turns out there is an amazon facility that I have been driving past almost every day for the past year and didn't realize it. So one figure is about 3 miles away from my house right now. Still wont show up till tomorrow, and most of the paints that I'm going to use for it aren't here yet either. Guess it will just be sitting there taunting me while I wait for paints and stuff.
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Oh that's got to be frustrating! LMAO.
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Even worse I was working on a printer this afternoon at a company that is almost right next door to them. They don't have big amazon signs on the building so I never realized it till I looked it up.
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