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One in Six Gaming

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« on: 12 March 2020, 08:25:43 PM »

Hi everyone, I'm Joe and I've been wargaming for around 20 years now. I set up and run a gaming group called one in six gaming, to help those people suffering from mental health issues; after living with depression myself for 6 years. Apologies, I'm blabbing on.

My main modelling has been 28mm gaming, starting with lord of the rings. But I've recently fell in love with all things 10mm! Good things certainly do come in small packages!

The '45 jacobite rebellion is something I've always been interested in, and when I noticed pendraken make jacobites I took the plunge and do not regret it. The sculpts are fantastic.

That's a little about me anyway. I'll no doubt be posting a lot asking about rules and the age old "dark or light undercoat" question, but for now I'll leave it at this.

Thank you for allowing me to be part of this forum.


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« Reply #1 on: 12 March 2020, 08:32:03 PM »

Welcome to the warm, welcoming, well read, well informed and regularly weird place that is the Pendraken Forum!

If it isn't too ASL a question, where are you on the planet? .... did I mention weird?? Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: 12 March 2020, 08:34:10 PM »

Welcome on board Joe! Great idea to run a club to help those dealing with mental health issues and wish you all the best Smiley.

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« Reply #3 on: 12 March 2020, 08:36:53 PM »

Thank you for the warm welcome :-)

I'm based in Dudley in the West Mids (black country born and bred), with my group I run not far away in Coseley.

Like I've mentioned I'm normally used to painting 28mm scale stuff and have always used a dark undercoat, but would people recommend a lighter undercoat with models being smaller to allow the colours to "pop" more?

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« Reply #4 on: 12 March 2020, 08:45:08 PM »

As far as oiks go, it just so happens I'm a member of the local gentry. Welcome to the forum, One in Six.  Wave

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« Reply #5 on: 12 March 2020, 08:47:54 PM »

Hi Joe,

Welcome to the forum!

Your gaming group sounds like a great idea, hope your new 10mm projects bring many hours of enjoyable gameplay to you all.

I hope you show us how you get on with your Jacobites, always inspiring to see what others are up to. You'll find much advice and good natured banter here for sure.

Looking forward to your questions and contributions!


P.S. regarding dark vs light undercoat I've been experimenting with this myself recently and would say both work well for different things. Lighter undercoat definitely makes the colours pop more. It partly depends what you want, if you want to quick paint and have dark shadow contrasts to the base colours the dark undercoat works well. You do need to do a lot of colour layers to get bright colours though. A white undercoat may be a bit too light but a light grey (I've been trying out "Israeli sand" a light grey brown) seems to work well for brighter and more colourful painting. My suggestion would be to try undercoating a few different ones and just seeing what works for you. With 10mm being quite small and quick to paint you can afford to experiment a bit!

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« Reply #6 on: 12 March 2020, 08:53:57 PM »

Hi Joe, welcome.

Lately I am a fan of pale under coat, I use Vallejo brush on, which is described as grey, but it is a very pale grey, much lighter than Halfords spray primer (which is a fairly middle grey). That was probably the dullest sentence ever...

With a light undercoat I can then use much thinner paints, which cover a lot quicker, and give a degree of shading straight away. This is similar to the new GW contrast paints, but frankly can be done with any paint with a bit of thinning down.

If I use black under coat, I tend to give a quick dry brush of a palish colour straight after the undercoat so that I can see some of the detail. This dry brush might be a sand or pale grey, depending on what colour I am going with for most of the figure - though I suspect what shade this is doesn’t matter.

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« Reply #7 on: 12 March 2020, 09:56:53 PM »

Hi Joe.

Lots of good advice available on the forum. Lots of good paintery people around. My advice would be to experiment. For me ('cos I'm a contrarian) it depends on what I'm painting. Anything in armour tends to be dark. Anything in a bright uniforms tends to be light.  

Jacobites, eh? Photos when you're done, please. Then what?

You're quite right about 10mm, and righterer about Pendraken. They're great figures and you'll find Leon and the gang very efficient, friendly and accommodating.

As far as oiks go, it just so happens I'm a member of the local gentry.
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« Reply #8 on: 12 March 2020, 10:48:31 PM »

Hello and welcome.
Depression, part of my daily battles, as for so many others. Feel free to share.

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« Reply #9 on: 12 March 2020, 11:11:16 PM »

Hi Joe, welcome to the Forum!

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« Reply #10 on: 13 March 2020, 02:17:17 AM »

Welcome Wave

Your group sounds a great idea, here was I thinking the name referred to D6s

As others have said there are a wide range of approaches to undercoating, the one thing most of us will agree on is that brighter colours are important with smaller figures

I look forward to seeing your figures and maybe some of the games

Personally I use a light grey undercoat, paint in fairly bright colours with significant contrasts and tidy up with a translucent black wash

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« Reply #11 on: 13 March 2020, 06:25:27 AM »

A very warm welcome, Joe.  Wave

Cheers - Phil
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« Reply #12 on: 13 March 2020, 10:59:11 AM »

Welcome to the forum.

As you come from the vblack country you should be using dark undercoat  Smiley

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« Reply #13 on: 13 March 2020, 11:09:25 AM »

Hey Joe


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« Reply #14 on: 13 March 2020, 11:12:17 AM »



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