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Offline Aldaris

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Re: Battlefleet Gothic
« Reply #925 on: October 02, 2015, 09:12:25 PM »
I certainly would appreciate it - ever since I've seen that pic here:



I wanted to do my bases in the same style, and was trying to figure out how to do it. And I kinda like your take on it even more!

Offline patsy02

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Re: Battlefleet Gothic
« Reply #926 on: October 08, 2015, 10:10:38 PM »
My method is a bit more quick and dirty, but here it is:

Step 1
Choose your colour, mix it to near black


Step 2:
Paint a cloudish shape on your base


Step 3:
While the paint is still wet, mix in a slightly less black paint mixture towards one edge


Step 4:
Mix in an even slightly less black mixture towards one edge


Step 5:
Keep doing the rough gradient towards that edge


Comparison shot: You can see that the dark grey isn't black enough, so I'll fix that.


Step 6:
Water down some black and paint it on. For a better fading effect, I just used my finger and smeared some black gently towards the nebula.



Which should make it look something like this:


Step 7:
Just add some cloudy edge highlights. Then, using the same colour you usef for the edge highlight, water it out, and apply to your thumb. Then, starting from the bright edge of the nebula, rub it on very lightly to create a thin haze. If you botch it and the haze is too thick or not in the right place, apply water to your other, clean thumb and rub it off before the paint dries. You should get something like this.


Step 8:
Take a course bristled brush, dip into some watered down white, and flick it gently at the base -- make sure you do it from directly above the base, you don't want the paint droplets coming in from an angle. Do a test run on some paper to see how much force you need if you haven't done it before.


Step 9:
There is no step nine. Behold, His Emperor's Ships the Belligerent and the Conspicuous, floating on a cloud.
« Last Edit: October 08, 2015, 10:22:15 PM by patsy02 »
I agree with the inhumane treatment of animals.

Offline Sig

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Re: Battlefleet Gothic
« Reply #927 on: October 09, 2015, 01:34:47 AM »
Nice tutorial. Great results.

Offline patsy02

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Re: Battlefleet Gothic
« Reply #928 on: November 03, 2019, 06:05:37 PM »
I've resolved to never again suffer a broken flying base. Every base in my fleet is now magnetised. What a trash design btw, using the most useless brittle plastic spindles that put the entire weight of the model onto the flimsiest point of failure.





Motherfucking magnets, how do they work?
« Last Edit: November 04, 2019, 08:54:11 PM by patsy02 »
I agree with the inhumane treatment of animals.

Offline Artobans Ghost

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Re: Battlefleet Gothic
« Reply #929 on: November 03, 2019, 06:30:12 PM »
Awesome! Iíve been thinking of my BFG force recently. Only based but I really should put it to use. I think I have the room for a 4x4 table
Mathi Alfblut Feb 4,2017
Simple, You gut the bastard with your sword, the viking way.
Questions?

Mathi Alfblut Dec 9,2017
Get a binge of Yule ale, roasted boar and some proper axes and we will ALL be happy again!

GP Aug 8, 2019
Can we just take a hammer to it, smash it into little bits.

Offline patsy02

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Re: Battlefleet Gothic
« Reply #930 on: November 04, 2019, 01:39:41 PM »
Well, you should definitely magnetise the bases if you decide to start playing again. 3 hours of work for never having to think about broken plastic sticks again.
I agree with the inhumane treatment of animals.

Offline patsy02

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Re: Battlefleet Gothic
« Reply #931 on: November 04, 2019, 08:56:45 PM »


Finally got my fighters and bombers ready as well - along with three magnetised orbital defence platforms.
I agree with the inhumane treatment of animals.

Offline Artobans Ghost

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Re: Battlefleet Gothic
« Reply #932 on: November 04, 2019, 09:02:49 PM »
Wow! Love those defence platforms!
I have only the cardboard fighters and bombers. You can imagine what Iím preferring at the moment 😺
Mathi Alfblut Feb 4,2017
Simple, You gut the bastard with your sword, the viking way.
Questions?

Mathi Alfblut Dec 9,2017
Get a binge of Yule ale, roasted boar and some proper axes and we will ALL be happy again!

GP Aug 8, 2019
Can we just take a hammer to it, smash it into little bits.

Offline Gankom

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Re: Battlefleet Gothic
« Reply #933 on: November 05, 2019, 12:13:37 AM »
Where do people get ships anymore these days? Just diligent ebay scouring?

Offline patsy02

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Re: Battlefleet Gothic
« Reply #934 on: November 05, 2019, 09:40:54 AM »
Chinacast, third party sculpts and knockoffs, 3D prints, scratch builds (good for Orks), and more or less overpriced Ebay purchases.

If you search for the name of a certain miniature space battle game on a certain chinese market webshop, you could potentially stumble across some interesting results. Of course, that's just speculation.
I agree with the inhumane treatment of animals.

Offline Gankom

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Re: Battlefleet Gothic
« Reply #935 on: November 06, 2019, 04:42:41 PM »
Ah, I knew there was likely a site like that but I'd never actually stumbled across it. Good to know!