Ingold wrote:I'm really liking your color scheme on your commander. Very dynamic pose as well. Do you have any idea how you gonna equip your crisis Suits?
Bloodknife92 wrote:Get excited guys! I've been working on some better ways to do certain things with my new Crisis suits. I'll upload some images tomorrow, and hopefully I can churn out some serious progress this week!
I apologise in advance if anyone is expecting any conversions or altercations to the figures. I personally really like to keep things as genuine and close to the original design as I can, within creative reason. So no Stormsurges with arms or 'Crisis' drones here, just vanilla GW figures with lots of love, time, thought, effort and growth as a hobbyist. And to be honest, sometimes I feel like a bit of an outlaw not doing custom things to my figures, as that's such a regular thing among Tau hobbyists. I don't even want to make custom marker drones! Instead I'm going to buy the proper marker drone attachments for a super high price (getting those things posted to Australia costs a lot) for the level of genuinity that I want. But that's just me, and the way I like to play
Anyway, stay tuned for updates!
Bloodknife92 wrote:On the paint stripping front, I've completed one trial of paint stripping with an old gun drone. The trial worked, but not as effectively as I wanted, so I've put a second gun drone in for a bath in the Dettol for a longer amount of time to hopefully get more paint off. The reason I opted for trials over immediate use is becuase dispite having read dozens of discussions and tutorials, I still wanted to try it for myself so that I achieved the perfect results.
Shas'O Darklighter wrote:Yeah it's always best to do your own experiments when stripping and prepping your models as some times it only takes a little deviation to get a very different result. I use fairy power spray these days as it's just a faster method with less smell. I just spray the model leave it a few minuets then scrub with a tooth brush and repeat until clean. For tough spots just leave to soak a little longer.
n1md4 wrote:Bloodknife92 wrote:On the paint stripping front, I've completed one trial of paint stripping with an old gun drone. The trial worked, but not as effectively as I wanted, so I've put a second gun drone in for a bath in the Dettol for a longer amount of time to hopefully get more paint off. The reason I opted for trials over immediate use is becuase dispite having read dozens of discussions and tutorials, I still wanted to try it for myself so that I achieved the perfect results.
I've recently stripped several tanks, and troops, etc, with Dettol. It does work well, but does require encouragement; i.e. put it in the Dettol and forget about it, for a couple of days, then scrub in the Dettol with a cheap tooth-brush, and return to more soaking. Essentially repeating these steps over and over. Only ever take it away from the Dettol to rinse when the paint is 100% (or near as you'd like) removed, else when scrubbed with water the remaining paint turns to gloop - interestingly it remains in-tact until the scrubing. If you get gloop, not the end of the world, just return to the Dettol, and repeat the soak and scrub. Additionally, I've purchased Tesco's 47p all-purpose cleaner, to rinse in after the Dettol, this seemed to be more forgiving than the water
I left a Devilfish in a tub for 1 week, with 2 scrubs, after which the model was 99% good. I'm working on presenting my army, but it's such a slooooow process, that it wouldn't feel like I'm actually showing anything
Lastly, the Dettol in the UK may not be the same in AU, and the climate may make a difference - I leave mine in the garden, due to the smell. It's all trial-and-error, which sounds like what you're doing anyway, just sharing my experience.
Vay wrote:Very nice clean Tau look. Do you plan on avoiding camo and staying clean solid? Like star ship boarded Tau. Good color choice as well, hard to do green/red and not get Christmas.
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