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Old 01-10-2018, 12:16 PM   #1
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I've just received my first set of Ogre plastic minis. I'll post them on my site when I get them painted. In the meantime, here are some links to my website www.texaswargamer.com that show painted sci-fi and modern 1/285 miniatures that would work with Ogre/GEV:

Ogre/Gev: http://texaswargamer.com/6mm-sci-fi/6mm-ogregev
Epic: http://texaswargamer.com/6mm-sci-fi/epic
Ground Zero Games hovercraft: http://texaswargamer.com/6mm-sci-fi/gzg-6mm
Exodus Wars: http://texaswargamer.com/6mm-sci-fi/6mm-exodus-wars
Khurasan: http://texaswargamer.com/6mm-sci-fi/6mm-khurusan
Mixture of Units for FFT 2050: http://texaswargamer.com/6mm-sci-fi/fft-2050-units
Comparisons: http://texaswargamer.com/6mm-sci-fi/comparisons
Modern 1/285: http://texaswargamer.com/modern-us
Modern French: http://texaswargamer.com/modern-us/modern-french
Modern Strykers: http://texaswargamer.com/modern-us/strykers
Modern Germans (the Puma is particularly Sci-Fi looking): http://texaswargamer.com/modern-us/modern-german
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Old 01-10-2018, 01:58 PM   #2
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Very nice work there!
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Old 01-10-2018, 02:08 PM   #3
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Very nice work there!
Thank you. I specialize in speed painting techniques, usually 3-5 minutes per model. They'd never win a Golden Dragon, but they look spiffy on the table. The Techniques tab on my page has a number of speedpainting tutorials, including:

AFVs with 3 toned desert camo (55 models; 4.5 mins/model): http://texaswargamer.com/techniques/...nting-6mm-afvs

1970s Germans (26 models; 3 mins/model): http://texaswargamer.com/techniques/...g-rehabbed-ghq
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Old 01-10-2018, 04:21 PM   #4
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OMG, that cammo MK V is fantastic!

Also, thank you very much for the "speed painting" instructions. That's gonna help a LOT of us. Really. Some of us have about 11,000 minis coming our way in May. Yeesh!
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Old 01-10-2018, 04:39 PM   #5
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Well done, Sir. Well done!
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Old 01-10-2018, 06:32 PM   #6
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OMG, that cammo MK V is fantastic!

Also, thank you very much for the "speed painting" instructions. That's gonna help a LOT of us. Really. Some of us have about 11,000 minis coming our way in May. Yeesh!
Thanks for the kind words. And youíre very welcome; Iím on something of a mission to liberate gamers from the tyranny of the Golden Demon painters. :D

Iím pretty sure I saw that Ogre cameo scheme somewhere else. Iím not that creative.
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Old 01-10-2018, 06:51 PM   #7
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Hear, hear! Using a similar technique to yours, I was able to knock out two full copies of Ogre Miniatures Set 1 in about three weeks. I was only painting one or two days a week, and only for a couple of hours each day, so while I didn't time myself I think it was about eight to ten hours total. I will definitely be adopting some of your methods to speed through my burgeoning collection.

For reference, my technique (based on the Army Painter method):

1. Clean up and assemble models.
2. Spray with a colored primer
3. Wash with appropriate ink
4. Drybrush with the color that matches the primer
5. Drybrush again, with that color mixed 50/50 with white
6. Add details: usually just black, but sometimes a couple others

I don't usually seal, but I really should.
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Old 01-10-2018, 06:58 PM   #8
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Very impressive!

And thank you (& others!) for the tips on painting large quantities of miniatures quickly and cleanly. This is of immense aid to those neophytes of the painting world (i.e., ME!)

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Old 01-10-2018, 07:39 PM   #9
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Hear, hear! Using a similar technique to yours, I was able to knock out two full copies of Ogre Miniatures Set 1 in about three weeks. I was only painting one or two days a week, and only for a couple of hours each day, so while I didn't time myself I think it was about eight to ten hours total. I will definitely be adopting some of your methods to speed through my burgeoning collection.

For reference, my technique (based on the Army Painter method):

1. Clean up and assemble models.
2. Spray with a colored primer
3. Wash with appropriate ink
4. Drybrush with the color that matches the primer
5. Drybrush again, with that color mixed 50/50 with white
6. Add details: usually just black, but sometimes a couple others

I don't usually seal, but I really should.
I saw some of your minis via a link in another thread - gorgeous.

Your method should be very quick as well. The Army Painter primers are a godsend for folks who don’t want to mess with an airbrush. The fact that each spray primer has a perfectly matching brush paint is especially nice. I have some Vallejo colored primers that I’m anxious to try out; I may do it on a batch of Ogre minis I’m about to paint.

I don’t dry brush much anymore; I use the airbrush to achieve a similar effect.

I’ve used the Army Painter matte coat; it’s really good. I strongly urge you to seal your minis. The ink wash will likely wear off with repeated handling. My “magic wash” uses Future Floor Wax as its base. That stuff is bulletproof when it dries. Though it dries glossy and has to be sprayed with matte.

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Very impressive!

And thank you (& others!) for the tips on painting large quantities of miniatures quickly and cleanly. This is of immense aid to those neophytes of the painting world (i.e., ME!)

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I traditionally define “art” as “that which I cannot do.” So I’ve tried to compensate with techniques. One key to this is keeping a painting notebook. Here’s the link that discusses my notebook - http://texaswargamer.com/techniques/painting-notebook

I’ve supplemented my painting notebook with a thin binder, where I keep my paint swatch sheets and my camouflage library. I’ll post some photos of that when I complete my batch of Ogre minis.

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