[Epic] Re: your mail

From: Chris Weigt <Christopher.Weigt_at_...>
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 1997 11:32:10 +1000 (EST)

On Fri, 18 Apr 1997, Elias Tiliakos wrote:

> Hi all!
> I was just wondering how much detail you all put into your
> figs, particularly the infantry. Do you get rid of all the
> mold lines, etc.? What, if any, insignia do you put on your
> models? Does detail on figs really matter? Or is a base coat
> sufficient? I'm just trying to gauge how psycho I should go
> in painting my figs.
> Personally, I'm a detail nut, and I really like fine detail
> on miniatures of any sort. Unfortunately, this isn't too
> good for playing games where massive amounts of troops have
> to be painted... Maybe that's why I play a heck of a lot less
> often than I wish I did... :)
Well, my power-armoured marines get any _really_ bad mold lines cleaned
up, otherwise no cleaning. My terminators are imaculate tho 8)
I base coat, ink, then drybrush (sometimes skip the ink depending on the
colours involved) both infantry and tanks. Infantry get their guns
painted, and where i can I paint company colours. eg on the MK 7 models my
UM's get their company colours painted on the rim of the shoulder pads.
For my SW detatchments (~ half a great company by the old rules) I do
stylised squad markings and a vaguely wolf-head shaped insignia (on a mix
of MK 6 and 7 troops). Takes ages but looks way cool 8)
Charatcers get much of the same, just better quality, and I do their eyes
too! Tanks are easy, cos most of the detail is larger.
Bottom line: if you think base coat is okay, no-one will get too upset 8)
If you wanna go overboard, go ahead - getting the odd jaw drop reaction is
great IMHO 8)
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