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« Reply #30 on: 08 June 2018, 04:15:46 PM »

Duckmen please!
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« Reply #31 on: 08 June 2018, 09:48:41 PM »

I believe you (or maybe Westie or Ithoriel) first mention Soar Patrol to me - excellent walking music - drives you right along.
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A little anxious when it's dark.

Whoops! Completely forgot Maiden.
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« Reply #32 on: 09 June 2018, 01:55:21 PM »

I take them to work on nights and do them when we have a quiet spell.

Being paid to do them helps with the drudgery enormously Smiley
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« Reply #33 on: 09 June 2018, 05:08:06 PM »

Sorry was that Duck men or Maiden you take to work?

I sit quietly in the corner cleaning and prepping, but inside i seethe.
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« Reply #34 on: 09 June 2018, 07:39:37 PM »

To be honest I donít really mind the cleaning and prepping. The quality of Pendraken casting means for the vast majority of figures it is just tidying up the underside of the base which is easy and doesnít have to be too precise.

A quick check for the very occasional flash or mold line and you are onto the next figure Hurry up!

Perhaps it is because Iím looking forward to painting Undecided
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« Reply #35 on: 09 June 2018, 11:15:55 PM »

With 6 artillery packs from perry done, and all pendraken bases filed down, future is much brighter  Grin


Perhaps it is because Iím looking forward to painting :-

I don't look forward to painting them actually. Inbetween family and working out, painting is struggling to get in my schedule!
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« Reply #36 on: 10 June 2018, 10:07:33 AM »

Iím with Paul on this. Prepping Pendraken figures is generally very straight forward,  the main task is filing the bases flat. Then the occasional clean up of a small bit of flash or feed lines. Compared to some manufacturers this is very minimal effort.

GW Warmaster ones take a lot of work, they have loads of feed worms going into the strips, which need cleaning off, also the strips often seem to be very pointy and sharp, which makes filing the bottoms flat quite painful. But these are very detailed figures, with crisp casting, so the amount of clean-up doesnít always mean poor quality figures.
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« Reply #37 on: 10 June 2018, 12:13:06 PM »

My tuppence/ramble.

I've just finished cleaning and prepping another batch, about 60 figures. Added to the batches that I did earlier, there's enough to keep me painting for quite some time. This is not helped by the fact that my painting has come to a standstill in the last year (or more).

So why add yet more figures? Well, there are a couple of reasons. First, I think that when I sit down to paint, but can't get myself to actually paint, doing some of this work instead (or painting terrain) gives me the feeling that I have actually done something. Secondly, the warm weather we've had here had led to a surplus of popsicle sticks. Always seems a shame to let these lie empty. But thirdly, and most importantly, I bought a set of magnifying glasses. Something like an optivisor I guess, but smaller and without the headband. Even with the smallest magnification (1.5x) those 10mm figures look like 15mm! Which means I can actually see what I'm painting again! So in the last few weeks I've painted more than in the past year. So I now have a good hope that I can actually make some progress and reduce the pile of stuff that is ready for painting.

Cheers,

Alex
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« Reply #38 on: 10 June 2018, 01:50:00 PM »

So in the last few weeks I've painted more than in the past year. So I now have a good hope that I can actually make some progress and reduce the pile of stuff that is ready for painting.

Cheers,

Alex

Good show! Hope you can keep the mojo flowing!

After a long streak of irregular painting sessions, the last year and a half has felt really good for me (with my personal painting challenges). it feels great to get stuff game-ready!
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« Reply #39 on: 10 June 2018, 06:52:15 PM »

My tuppence/ramble.
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So in the last few weeks I've painted more than in the past year. So I now have a good hope that I can actually make some progress and reduce the pile of stuff that is ready for painting.

Cheers,

Alex

Great news, crack on Thumbs up Applause Thumbs up
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« Reply #40 on: 10 June 2018, 08:34:19 PM »

I usually listen to movie soundtracks as I enjoy them if they are from movies I like, or true old cowboy music not this current country junk! But the music does not seem to prevent my cutting my thumb or filing my fingers!!!!!  Sad

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« Reply #41 on: 11 June 2018, 07:08:09 AM »



does not seem to prevent my cutting my thumb or filing my fingers!!!!!  Sad
Terry

I'm not the only one, then ! Wink

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