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Post  nathanr on Tue Sep 27, 2016 8:45 am

Printed this last night, not too shabby. This was scaled to half the original model size and it didn't seem to lose much detail. I think I could half the size again and it could be useful as a base ornament. At this size it could be a cool scenery piece if I were to paint it up.


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Post  Carson on Tue Sep 27, 2016 12:18 pm

cool stuff

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Post  squalie on Tue Sep 27, 2016 2:20 pm

How big can you conceivably make that? Could you 3D individual pieces and then assemble?

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Post  nathanr on Tue Sep 27, 2016 2:31 pm

This one is approximately 3" from nose to back of skull.  I could get slightly larger than that but not much as I'm limited to a 120mmx120mmx120mm print volume.  If you were to put a 50mm base under this one, the part touching the table in the picture would completely fill the base.

Edit: I have a cool idea for this one, I'm going to try it tonight and see if I can make it work.

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Post  squalie on Tue Sep 27, 2016 8:05 pm

I'm just floored at the level of detail. I want one 3-6 feet long. Very Happy

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Post  GeoffKlassen on Tue Sep 27, 2016 8:59 pm

Nice work Nathan!

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Post  nathanr on Thu Oct 13, 2016 8:49 pm



I'm very happy with how this turned out.

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Post  squalie on Thu Oct 13, 2016 11:32 pm

Yup. You did good, you should be proud.

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Post  nathanr on Fri Oct 14, 2016 12:15 am

You can't really see in this picture but the box is done. The display board fits perfectly into it and it has a drawer in the back for my dice and rule book etc. I'll take more pictures to show it off better.

The only issue is that crest looks comically tiny so I'm going to print one double size and paint it up.

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Post  squalie on Fri Oct 14, 2016 8:04 am

Oh, even better! I saw the wood at the bottom and thought it was a table!

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Post  Carson on Fri Oct 14, 2016 11:37 am

Project done eh! well done.

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Post  nathanr on Thu Oct 20, 2016 8:59 pm



Here's a side view of the whole display

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Post  nathanr on Thu Nov 03, 2016 9:55 pm

Ok, here's the progress thus far on the Tau. I think it is turning out better than I actually feel because it isn't what I had envisioned when I set out to do urban camo. I still have no idea what to do with the cloth areas, the gun or the backpack but I'm open to suggestions. Also, if you see something I should do differently or have suggestions of how I can do better please feel free to rip into this. You won't hurt my feelings.



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Post  squalie on Thu Nov 03, 2016 10:47 pm

I like the round blue thingees.

Do you have a reference photo for the Tau camo that inspired? And does it have to be THIS specific camo? I ask because I googled Tau camo and a hundred different themes popped up.

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Post  ScottRadom on Thu Nov 03, 2016 10:49 pm

Hit it all with a glaze to bring it together. A well thinned down wash. Colour doesn't matter that much, a brown or green might be OK. Thinned like 5 water to one glaze. This will help make all the camo more cohesive looking.

For the cloth and backpack you've got to keep it muted and subtle or the camo scheme is all for not. I think I'd pick a grey cloth. Doesn't have to be the same grey you used int he camo but certainly near it might work.

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Post  nathanr on Thu Nov 03, 2016 11:46 pm



This is the image, I quickly figured out that I couldn't replicate the digital-type camo pattern, my brain just doesn't work that way. I mostly finished up the model tonight, I went with a really dark blue cloth and a light grey/tan colour for the gun and backpack. I'll take pictures in the next couple of days. For all the frustrations this model gave me I'm actually pretty happy with how it turned out. Now to do 9 more.

Thanks for the suggestions and comments guys, they helped me buckle down and figure this model out.

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Post  squalie on Fri Nov 04, 2016 7:47 am

Interesting. I never noticed their feet before this picture.

Don't give up, I googled "Tau digital camo" and dozens of videos and links popped up. Looks challenging but cool.

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Post  nathanr on Fri Nov 04, 2016 8:01 am

Looks like Photobucket is down at the moment, I took some pictures of the final product this morning but I can't upload them yet. Once I do you can pick it apart and tell me what I should do differently or how I can improve on this one.

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Post  Carson on Fri Nov 04, 2016 11:58 am

I just pulled up this thread and the pics are off line.

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Post  nathanr on Fri Nov 04, 2016 12:22 pm

photobucket is down for maintenance. Hopefully it'll be back up soon and you can see the pictures.

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Post  nathanr on Sat Nov 05, 2016 12:42 pm





Here's the completed mini. If there are some last steps that I could do to really finish this off let me know. I see that I missed his foot, I'll give that some paint.

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Post  Carson on Sat Nov 05, 2016 1:51 pm

I'm quite impressed, good work. The only thing I would change is the basing as with that color scheme I think it would look better in an urban environment. Overall though good job.

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Post  nathanr on Thu Nov 10, 2016 8:32 am

Thanks Carson, I think I'm going to keep the base as-is because I don't have that many futuristic urban bits to base the other 9 of these guys. On that note, I have zero motivation to paint the other 9 of these guys. I think this one mini got 40K out of my system. They were fun to build and maybe killteam is a great game but I just don't have the desire to find out anymore. I think it's probably for the best because I'm very happy with 9th age right now, to the point where I'm neglecting Flames of War which I also love. I'll keep these figs around on the off chance that I decide I need something different to paint but for now I think I'm going to go back to painting fantasy stuff.

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Post  ScottRadom on Thu Nov 10, 2016 9:22 am

Fig looks good.

Don't discount the opportunity to simply pick up and paint one off mini's that aren't part of a bigger project! It's the best way to try new things and become a better painter. You got to try a camo scheme and a unified monochrome painting effect. If you had to do that 9 or 99 more times you'd probably stab your eyeballs.

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Post  nathanr on Thu Nov 10, 2016 10:55 am

I do feel like I did some really good things on that model, it was definitely more technical painting than I've done in a long time. The gun is actually the thing I'm most proud of. I really tried to take your advice Scott with the watered down washes and paints in small layers. The blue insignia on his shoulder is the other place where I tried hard to be technical in order to get the smooth transition from dark to light.

Next month I'm going to paint an avatar of Khaine so it's going to be an exercise in metallics with some possible OSL thrown into the mix.

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