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Glad I could help. Lot of half sized images too. Showing the head but nothing below the neck, or showing the legs and feet but not going up more than halfway up the thighs. Then there are some that they didn't even bother to sensor. Personally I would prefer the real thing to a figure though.

After a lot of searching (and trying to get past the x-rated figs lol), I think I found the one I'm going to order for this figure group build.

The listing says that it's resin, but I tracked down the manufacturer's page, and it's metal. 90mm too so it should be easier to paint than some 1/48 figures. Just going to have to get myself some more paints. Doubt I have the paints to do this figure justice. Might have to make a shopping list and head over to closest games workshop. Thinking I want to give some of their paints a try. Just have to figure out which ones I want to get. lol

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That's a good looking figure. That would be fun to paint.

Nigel has been showing us some of their technical paints lately. I'd look into those as well. They have some super neat effects that I've never seen a paint perform before.
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Yeah I saw that. Some neat effects that they are doing with those paints. Did find someone on ebay selling the entire range of citadel paints, but I don't think I can swing $500 for paints atm. Though that is pretty good for 160 pots of paint that normally would cost $4 a piece. Probably don't need nearly that many paints right now either.
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If you already have a good supply of acrylic paints then you won't need more than a few basic colors to start with. They are wonderful paints and tap water works well to thin them or clean them. The one pot I have compliments my artist's acrylics very well.

$500 is still a bit crazy for even that much paint.
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Yeah I figure I just need a couple paints. Thinking a few metallics, because the tamiya paints that I have come out too glittery and alclad isn't really supposed to be brushed on. Then a few others depending on what colors I'm going to paint him in. Oh and I found a better picture that someone took of this figure. There certainly is a lot of detail in him. Too bad the seller is in thailand, so delivery estimate is not till the end of april. Gives me time to figure out what paints I want to get at least.

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Yeah I saw that. Some neat effects that they are doing with those paints. Did find someone on ebay selling the entire range of citadel paints, but I don't think I can swing $500 for paints atm. Though that is pretty good for 160 pots of paint that normally would cost $4 a piece. Probably don't need nearly that many paints right now either.


Lol try nearly $900 here in Aus Kenny. The LHS has one of those 160 sets in store, he has sold it though (lay-by). Individual pots are 6 bucks here as well.

I'd go to the GW shop Kenny, and find a model of an Army that's painted in similar colours to how you want your figure to look. Then look on the back of the box and grab those paints. That would be a start.

I also grabbed the layer set which is pretty good for what I'm doing. The colours may not suit your figure though, which btw, is really cool, I like it. [smile]

Look forward to you jumping in!


Looking at it again, that layer set might be worth a look. Ends up cheaper. Sing out if you need the colours deciphered. [smile]

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Yeah $900 can't nearly be explained away by the exchange rate. An extra $255 there in markup. Think I saw something about how they changed their international distribution to where it basically gave international resellers the shaft. Discounts that they used to get went away, limitations on special orders, limitations on how much of certain things they could keep stocked and stuff like that. Most certainly doing their best to take advantage of the customer base they have to squeeze what money they can out of them. In a way I can sort of appreciate that, but it kinda seems they are going too extreme. Running the risk of alienating too much of their customer base which could make a short term gain turn into a long term loss. Hopefully they eventually realize the error of their ways, and make some changes for the better. (that rant probably could have gone in the soapbox gripes thread lol)

I think I might just look up on their site (they have pretty pictures lol), and put in an order there. That way I can place the order for the paints I want and pick them up from the shop. Then I wont be spending as much time at the shop, and running the risk of spending more money than I want to/can afford to.

I actually saw the layer set on their site when I was browsing through earlier. Just looked again and they even have a paint set bundle that has the base, layer, dry and shade sets. Price turns out to be $2 more than the paints alone would cost, but it looks like it says it comes with some brushes. Probably shouldn't spend $200 on paints though. Even though it's tempting. I have noticed that their "bundles" they have on their site are just bundles of convenience of ordering with no monetary benefit to buying the bundle.

I can't wait to jump in too. This searching for figures and paints and stuff has really gotten me excited to start. A small part of me is even suggesting that I might like this better since it's mostly painting, which is the part I like the most when I build models. Will just have to wait and see how I feel after I get started. I did order 2 other smaller figures that were pretty cheap on amazon (spent the same for 2 figures as I did for this one), so I should have those by the middle of the week at the latest. Might make multiple entries (since there is plenty of time till january), and submit all the figures I bought today. Should be good practice for 1/48 figures since they were a 28mm and a 54mm figure.

Yeah I might need a few colors translated. Not sure which ones yet, but I'll ask if I need translations.

Now off to bed for me. Past 2am here, and I need all the beauty sleep I can get.

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Mike is right in saying get the few pots of paint that you need. Buying the complete set is a bit of a waste as there are going to be paints in the set you are never going to use. You will find, in time that your set of paints will grow, without you even knowing it.
I, for one, do not have anywhere near the full set. You will certainly need to adjust the type of paint depending on what colour primer you use.
The top 3, in no order, are white, grey, or black. Mike generally prefers a black primer, and I use a grey primer and I bet if we compare paints he probably has more base paints than I do, as these have more pigments in them and can be painted on black, as an example.

Also you will adapt your own "style" of painting, do not be afraid to venture into new ideas, or techniques.

I would certainly have a good look at the Technical paints, they would be worth getting. There are only a few in the set, their blood and earth pots are well worth getting. You could paint the blood on your skin and let it run and as it dries to a high gloss it is so realistic.

Have a look at some of the paints by other companies aswell, like Andrea, Lifecolours.

A useful site to look at models is

http://www.historexagents.com/shop/hxshop.php

Although this is mainly a UK supplier it does show the full range of figures of different companies and an idea of the price.
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Thanks for the info nigel. Just looked at the technical paints, and there are some pretty cool ones, and others that I probably wouldn't use. Think I'll add a couple to my shopping list. Think I'm going to create a thread already, even though I don't have the figure yet. That way I can ask the questions in there without filling this thread up. Pretty sure I'm going to be doing a lot of brainstorming, and asking a lot of questions for this figure. Might even just work on the other 2 figures I ordered as well. Would be good practice for when this one arrives in a few weeks.
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Thanks for the info nigel. Just looked at the technical paints, and there are some pretty cool ones, and others that I probably wouldn't use. Think I'll add a couple to my shopping list. Think I'm going to create a thread already, even though I don't have the figure yet. That way I can ask the questions in there without filling this thread up. Pretty sure I'm going to be doing a lot of brainstorming, and asking a lot of questions for this figure. Might even just work on the other 2 figures I ordered as well. Would be good practice for when this one arrives in a few weeks.


Kenny, you know you can ask questions whenever you want my friend. If I can't get to answer I'm sure Mike will help, he has an untapped wealth of experience and knowledge, as well as being a very competent painter.

Good luck, and remember there is plenty of time so no pressure.
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Thanks nigel. Yeah there is plenty of time, which is why I ordered 3 new figures instead of just painting a couple from the bomber group build like I originally planned. I should learn a lot more this way, and have some more interesting figures to work with as well. [biggrin]
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Was just looking through that site that you gave the link for nigel. There are a lot of cool figures on there. They even had the one that I ordered, though at a little more than double the price. Guess I got a good deal on it. Think I'll keep it bookmarked for when I'm looking for another figure to paint. Probably would be able to find local places that I can get them from for cheaper, but the layout of the site is makes it pretty easy to look through all those figures. Would be able to get a good idea of manufacturer and the name of the figure to price shop. Most of the other places I've been looking have been a little more difficult to find figures.
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That's exactly how I use it too. You can find them cheaper, although if not just bite the bullet and buy from them, if it's what you really want. [wink]
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Well right now I can't really afford to buy much more in figures for a few more paychecks. I may have just gotten finished putting in a bigger order from games workshop than I had planned. There are so many shiny things on that site that were just begging to be bought LOL. Also ordered a couple of their technical paints, along with 2 or 3 base colors several layers think one dry and then 2 or 3 shades. Went a little overboard, but on the bright side I think I can use just about everything I bought for the figures I bought, and probably even a little on the bomber as well. Now I just have to wait for the paints and figures to show up, and I can start having some fun. The waiting is going to be the hardest part though (think there is even a song about that). Just have to stay away from the tracking so I don't drive myself crazy. [rofl]
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Ive been there Kenny! I used to do the same thing when I was into serious airsoft competition lol.

I could spend a few hundred before even thinking about it. Then I'd need gas money to get to work lol.
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