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Darkshaunz
willy wrote:
So I'm thinkin about just grabbing a set for some downtime painting...how much frustration is involved in this?


I had a small Blood Angels attachment, with one tank and assault bike. There is a lot of frustration and time consumption to put it bluntly. You'll need to be patient (very patient) and be ready to make a whole lot of mistakes when you first attempt painting.

The initial investment can also be quite heavy, so keep that in mind. Unless you are dead serious about blowing hours waiting for base coats to dry, then more hours doing base colours, washes and then highlight details - don't bother.

You will also get creamed something nasty as a newbie trying to enter the game, so don't just prepare to lose your mind during the early stages of developing your painting skills - but also learning a very technical game.

If you think you can overcome these factors and then getting schooled this side to Moscow by 12 years olds or neckbeards at this game until you learn the ropes, then by all means start it.
willy
In no way am I interested in a quick hobby, I understand it'll take some time. Do luke n simon have a set? I don't think I'd go to a league or anything. Also, you didn't answer my question re: using war models instead of war 40k.
Darkshaunz
willy wrote:
In no way am I interested in a quick hobby, I understand it'll take some time. Do luke n simon have a set? I don't think I'd go to a league or anything. Also, you didn't answer my question re: using war models instead of war 40k.


I don't know what you are asking to begin with. I am just telling you what I know because I bought the plastic kits, assembled the models and then painted them all from scratch. No, Luke and Simon do not have a set.

If you're keen into it, just buy a squad from Games Workshop of an army that fancies you, buy your paints and have at it. Don't let all the display models and pretty ones in the Codex/Manual fool you though - it'll take you months to get to that level of painting skill. Your first batch of squaddies will end up looking like Deathblobs from Jupiter - but will remain your most loved ones as well.
Bain
Darkshaunz wrote:
I had a small Blood Angels attachment, with one tank and assault bike. There is a lot of frustration and time consumption to put it bluntly. You'll need to be patient (very patient) and be ready to make a whole lot of mistakes when you first attempt painting.

The initial investment can also be quite heavy, so keep that in mind. Unless you are dead serious about blowing hours waiting for base coats to dry, then more hours doing base colours, washes and then highlight details - don't bother.


Some of the many reasons I never bothered to paint my armies and pretty much gave up on the game.


Not sure if its played anymore but Necromunda was a cool game to play. It wasnt as big a time sync as Fantasy and 40k because you were limited to a small squad (about 9 from memory).
Darkshaunz
willy wrote:
I'm askin about the ability to play dwarves vs say... Space marines.


You can't do that. You can't play Warhammer vs. WH40K. Both games have very different rules for combat.

There were Space Dwarves in like the very first edition of WH40k, but they got phased out after that.
moss
man i should post up a pic of my devastator marine model i use for deathwatch... so bad arse.

How to upload photos to forums? k go
moss
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Right shoulder is actually a death watch specific shoulder piece. Just dry brushed it a little.
The left however, is double undercoat, then wash space wolf blue around the edge, cant remember the shade of gold/orange ive used. then yeah in the middle of the left pad you cant really see it cause of the angle but ive got a space wolf chapter emblem on there, which was a transfer.
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