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by subedai
Sun Apr 17, 2011 8:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Varnish
Replies: 6
Views: 3003

I use Ultra Tough Hardglaze Clear Varnish (from the local large Homebase) as my first coat as gloss is inherently stronger and more resilient than matt, and for my top coat I use Daler-Rowney Soluble Matt Varnish (available from all good art shops). this way I have the strength of the gloss coupled ...
by subedai
Sat Feb 26, 2011 8:39 pm
Forum: What are you working on?
Topic: WSS Generals
Replies: 1
Views: 2566

Nice. I particularly like the horseflesh...although in the first picture it looks like one of the generals is mounted on a white unicorn. (I know, its camera trickery really.) :) :)
by subedai
Sat Feb 26, 2011 8:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Derby Show 2010
Replies: 4
Views: 2872

Derby GAme 2010

Eugenio After just seeing your web pictures I am suitably mollified. Them thar Prussians look really mean and tasty...all shedloads of them! Didn't notice how nice the buildings were at the time either, again that has been rectified; the gentleman in question does some nice work. Just gone through t...
by subedai
Wed Oct 27, 2010 9:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Profile of my Wargames group
Replies: 3
Views: 1989

Trust me, you don't really have to go that far north, reprobates and their ilk can be found anywhere.
by subedai
Tue Oct 19, 2010 10:37 pm
Forum: What are you working on?
Topic: 10mm WSS
Replies: 25
Views: 15194

WSS 10mm

Blimey, they are bl**dy good. No real interest in the period but can appreciate quality painting when I see it. Also the colouring on the bases complements the figures well. Keep 'em coming.
by subedai
Tue Oct 19, 2010 10:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Derby Show 2010
Replies: 4
Views: 2872

Derby show

I agree with Churchill. I have been traveling from Brum to Derby for at least five years and the show still has something new to offer every time. The range and quality of the games and traders present can only be a constant credit to the organizers. It's a 'comfortable' show; not too crowded, still...
by subedai
Tue Oct 05, 2010 8:02 pm
Forum: What are you working on?
Topic: 1st Bn Pskov Infantry Regiment ~ 1812
Replies: 16
Views: 7507

Russians

Dunno what you are on about, they look alright to me -would look good on any wargames table. Keep going, would like to some others. Dodgy photography? Phaw! The subject is in focus, you can see what it is, so what more do you want? Don't worry about it, I use my garden as a backdrop all the time bec...
by subedai
Tue Jun 15, 2010 8:58 pm
Forum: What are you working on?
Topic: Free painting
Replies: 14
Views: 5243

Dashing Blade, I am proud to state on record that the evil beverage does not pass my lips at painting time -tea, in copious amounts does it for me. Although this does have its down side. Picture the scenario. Paint a colour and shade it, loo break; paint a colour, another loo break; paint a colour, ...
by subedai
Sun May 16, 2010 7:07 pm
Forum: What are you working on?
Topic: Free painting
Replies: 14
Views: 5243

I wargame in 15mm most of the time but I have found that choosing two armies to paint at the same time gives you a much more varied and dynamic painting schedule (I know, I know, sounds like corporate speak), but it works for me. I currently have a Sassanid Persian, a Heraclian Byzantine and a Mongo...
by subedai
Tue Dec 29, 2009 12:17 am
Forum: What are you working on?
Topic: Varnis and bases
Replies: 18
Views: 9980

For years I used an acrylic varnish but found that, after a while, the covering was not very durable as well as not being completely matt. Recently -within the last six months that is- I have swapped to using Ronseal Ultra Tough Hardglaze Clear Varnish which is a polyurethane gloss varnish bought fr...
by subedai
Tue Dec 29, 2009 12:15 am
Forum: What are you working on?
Topic: Varnis and bases
Replies: 18
Views: 9980

For years I used an acrylic varnish but found that, after a while, the covering was not very durable as well as not being completely matt. Recently -within the last six months that is- I have swapped to using Ronseal Ultra Tough Hardglaze Clear Varnish which is a polyurethane gloss varnish bought fr...
by subedai
Sun Nov 29, 2009 11:35 am
Forum: What are you working on?
Topic: Start of a new project.
Replies: 87
Views: 34118

Nicely done; good luck with the rest. I go to Derby every year and will look out for your game. As an observation I notice you use a glue gun and bits of corrugated card as temporary bases. I started with that system but found the bits of card went all wobbly and hard to grip after a very short time...
by subedai
Mon Oct 19, 2009 9:42 pm
Forum: What are you working on?
Topic: BLACK or WHITE?
Replies: 20
Views: 9698

I use black acrylic undercoat on all my figures -and have done for at least three decades- for the same reasons as others have said above. But saying that, I have recently started using One Coat Matt Black from International (obtainable from my local DIY store (Homebase). Normally used for painting ...
by subedai
Sun Oct 11, 2009 12:00 pm
Forum: What are you working on?
Topic: WSS Austrians
Replies: 7
Views: 3915

Some of the nicest painted natural looking horsesI've seen for a long while; the colours look more natural than some of the more dramatically shaded. Spot on.
by subedai
Fri Jan 16, 2009 8:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Two "babyish" queries
Replies: 3
Views: 2420

I agree with Barry about picking up his figures by the bases and I would like to add the following. When at a show and I'm impressed by other painters work I always pick up their fgures by the bases as well. It might seem like a small thing but I think it shows a certain amount of respect.