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« Reply #30 on: August 09, 2013, 02:29:15 pm »
I have the owlbear from the "chainmail" game sitting around somewhere. Maybe I'll pull it out when I need a break from endless guardsmen :)

On that note I finished blocking the rest of the IG squad. Tomorrow morning will be inking, highlighting and basing (hopefully).
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« Reply #31 on: August 09, 2013, 02:42:17 pm »
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I have the owlbear from the "chainmail" game sitting around somewhere. Maybe I'll pull it out when I need a break from endless guardsmen :)



Heh. The two on my workbench are indeed sculpts from chainmail. :)

Best owlbears evar IMHO. I have one started in traditional colors and the second one I'm doing as a white owl/polar bear version on an arctic base.
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« Reply #32 on: August 09, 2013, 04:34:48 pm »
The best Owlbears I have ever seen are the Great Horned Owlbear from Kenzer & Co, now sadly out of production, and the recent Otherworld Miniatures Owlbear.  Both of those look almost exactly like the owlbear in the first illustration in B2 Keep on the Borderlands.
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« Reply #33 on: August 09, 2013, 04:45:21 pm »
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and the recent Otherworld Miniatures Owlbear.  .


That is a very nice one.  I'm not a huge fan of the Bones owlbear.  The only other owlbear mini I have is the old Ral Partha one

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« Reply #34 on: August 09, 2013, 05:32:56 pm »
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That is a very nice one.  I'm not a huge fan of the Bones owlbear.  The only other owlbear mini I have is the old Ral Partha one



Reaper, in my opinion, has never done a "proper" owlbear - two of 'em have serious Jazz Hands and the third one...ugh, I just donno what's going on with him with that leg up by where his head should be and all.  Maybe it's just a bad photo on their website but it looks terrible.

That Partha sculpt is pretty OK tho!
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« Reply #35 on: August 09, 2013, 05:50:25 pm »
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« Reply #36 on: August 10, 2013, 12:57:29 am »


Yay! First Contubernium is done!

Hopefully I'll get the next unit assembled and primed tomorrow.

I'm not fond of doing bases so I went with the traditional "I'm standing on the front lawn" look.

If anyone comments I'll just say its "retro" and I enjoy it ironically :p
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« Reply #37 on: August 10, 2013, 01:01:16 am »
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« Reply #38 on: August 10, 2013, 01:06:32 am »
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http://www.josephwu.com/dnd/minibase/index.php?action=view_mini&id=CM88060&category_id=003001&cur_page=1

The chainmail one is nice looking. Soild too.


Yeah!  Good lookin' chainmail one.
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« Reply #39 on: August 10, 2013, 01:52:22 am »
General question.

How does everyone seal/varnish?

I'm temped to use a hard varnish followed by a matte sealant to take the shine off but it's a couple extra steps.
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« Reply #40 on: August 10, 2013, 08:41:02 pm »
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General question.

How does everyone seal/varnish?

I'm temped to use a hard varnish followed by a matte sealant to take the shine off but it's a couple extra steps.


Reaper brush-on sealer.  It's semi-gloss so it doesn't quash metals, nor does it make non-metals all slick and shiny.  I can control exactly how it goes on, get it everywhere I need to with a brush, and reapply it in just those trouble spots if I see wear happening.
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« Reply #41 on: August 10, 2013, 09:37:50 pm »
AP Quickshade Strong Tone. I don't dip, but I lather every model in it. I used an ultra-Matt primer which offsets the glossy look varnishes sometimes give. I talk to a lot of guys online that just use varnish from the hardware store and then go over it with Testors dullcoat.
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« Reply #42 on: August 10, 2013, 10:34:27 pm »
In a day or so, I'm starting this figure:



I'll be removing him from his base and mounting him on a beveled 30mm base instead, for better use of flock and so forth.  The character is a ranger, so I'll use some static grass and so on.

Probably lots of greens and browns, you know, woodland colors...
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« Reply #43 on: August 15, 2013, 01:37:48 pm »
Second squad done.



I like the bases a lot more, I think I'll go back and adjust the old greenies.

Still no marine bits so it looks like I'll start another IG squad this weekend.

EDIT: Crap. Somehow forgot the yellow eagles, etc... Grrrr...
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« Reply #44 on: August 15, 2013, 01:40:05 pm »
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