The Bad Feels Blog

Started by BernaDotDotDot, 02 March 2024, 01:09:51 AM

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BernaDotDotDot

A place to post your %&$#@s when they happen. Hobby, gaming, otherwise related to minis.

I will start, just now.

Finish a 32 man battalion, go to attach them to their 4 bases, and count 31.

Thanks for listening.
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FierceKitty

Stick an extra flag in the ground on the command base?
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rct75001

Thought I was spraying a white undercoat when it was actually White Lithium Grease
And she said "You haven't bought more of those little men have you?"

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BernaDotDotDot

Quote from: FierceKitty on 02 March 2024, 05:20:16 AMStick an extra flag in the ground on the command base?

Oh I will just paint another.  Got it primed now.  I just hate that more than anything because the last brush stroke and sticking them on bases is the most exciting part for me, and I even usually add an extra for 33, and just use it for decoration elsewhere, or throw out one I dont like much.  To make it even worse, it was a Grenadier, so I couldnt even just redo the facing of some 33rd model from before.  But oh well. 

Quote from: rct75001 on 02 March 2024, 05:57:55 AMThought I was spraying a white undercoat when it was actually White Lithium Grease

That would be worse than the wrong color...that would be awful to clean up and retry.
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Roy

Told this one numerous times before but...

Aerosol varnish can.
Not checking that nozzle is facing away from the person holding the can.
Holding can and miniatures to be varnished at eye height, so to check distribution.
Finger depresses aerosol nozzle.
Varnish sprays in applier's face.
Eyes sting, just a bit (understatement).
(Coincidence or not, or hereditary poor eyesight?) Applier now requires use of spectacles to see.
 
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fsn

Wow! I painted those really well. :)


I see someone else havs submitting the same figures in the painting competition. :(


... and they're better than mine
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BernaDotDotDot

02 March 2024, 08:19:29 PM #6 Last Edit: 02 March 2024, 08:34:45 PM by BernaDotDotDot
Ah, the jimcarrys.  I know them well.  Not to be confused with the jimmylegs, which I also suffer.
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streetgang

Quote from: rct75001 on 02 March 2024, 05:57:55 AMThought I was spraying a white undercoat when it was actually White Lithium Grease

That's bad...I went to spray a finished unit (15mm Spanish conquistadors if I recall correctly) with Testor's matte varnish. Those cans all look the same...this one wasn't matte varnish, it was matte black. I hit them with a nice swipe of black. Destruction takes mere moments, construction and rehabilitation much longer...
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Ithoriel

I think my worst was painting a unit of plastic WW2 Germans. They were given a fairly hasty paint job as they were needed for a game later that day.

The varnish was still tacky but ... brainwave! One of the girls in the flat had a sunlamp. Borrowed it and set the figures up to bake the varnish!

What I hadn't bargained for was my girlfriend having returned from holiday a day early and turning up at the flat.

Hugs, kisses, cup of coffee .... and then I remembered the figures.

They might have done as chaos spawn but would never pass muster as the Wehrmacht's finest.

But, to make up numbers, the Germans fielded some blobs of plastic with the odd hand/ head/ arm/ gun/ etc still visible.

Oh! The shame!
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fsn

Here's one.

I have created a plausible scenario in which competing forces arrive of a flat grey planet sometime in the future.

As I complete the decals on the fourth force I realise that I have created a black force, a brown one, a blue one and now a green one.

Don't you think that someone in this far flung dystopian future woul have thought to have painted their vehicles grey?  >:(

Right. Bring on the aliens. Perhaps they're a bit more savvy. 
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3 votes in the 2016 Painting Competition!; 2017-2019 The Wilderness years
Oik of the Year 2020; 7 votes in the 2021 Painting Competition
11 votes in the 2022 Painting Competition (Double figures!)
2023 - the year of Gerald:
2024 Painting Competition - Runner-Up!

fsn

Oh, and decals that curl up when you're trying to put them on.  >:(  >:(  >:(
Lord Oik of Runcorn (You may refer to me as Milord Oik)

Oik of the Year 2013, 2014; Prize for originality and 'having a go, bless him', 2015
3 votes in the 2016 Painting Competition!; 2017-2019 The Wilderness years
Oik of the Year 2020; 7 votes in the 2021 Painting Competition
11 votes in the 2022 Painting Competition (Double figures!)
2023 - the year of Gerald:
2024 Painting Competition - Runner-Up!

Ithoriel

QuoteHere's one.

I have created a plausible scenario in which competing forces arrive of a flat grey planet sometime in the future.

As I complete the decals on the fourth force I realise that I have created a black force, a brown one, a blue one and now a green one.

Don't you think that someone in this far flung dystopian future woul have thought to have painted their vehicles grey?  >:(

Right. Bring on the aliens. Perhaps they're a bit more savvy. 

It depends whether you think that in the grim darkness of the far future there is any point in visual camouflage in a battlefield bristling with scanners, recon drones, lidar, radar and tachyon dispersal projectors*

If you don't then you can paint them any colour you fancy.

Salmon Rose for example. 

*Some all or none of these may be fictional.
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hammurabi70

Quote from: Ithoriel on 13 April 2024, 10:31:09 PMIt depends whether you think that in the grim darkness of the far future there is any point in visual camouflage in a battlefield bristling with scanners, recon drones, lidar, radar and tachyon dispersal projectors*

If you don't then you can paint them any colour you fancy.

Salmon Rose for example. 

*Some all or none of these may be fictional.

Dayglow Orange if you are more worried of friendly fire in confusing friends as enemies; camouflage if the enemy seeing you visibly is an issue.  Go with the rule of cool: whatever looks best to you!

fsn

Quote from: Ithoriel on 13 April 2024, 10:31:09 PMIt depends whether you think that in the grim darkness of the far future there is any point in visual camouflage in a battlefield bristling with scanners, recon drones, lidar, radar and tachyon dispersal projectors*
QuoteDayglow Orange if you are more worried of friendly fire in confusing friends as enemies; camouflage if the enemy seeing you visibly is an issue.  Go with the rule of cool: whatever looks best to you!
In the far future, I think sensors will be much better than they are now. Camouflage would seem to be irelevant. However, that would suggest that adding two-tone, disruptive schemes would be something of an affectation.  :-\

Though they do look cool.  :D (Photos to follow)
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3 votes in the 2016 Painting Competition!; 2017-2019 The Wilderness years
Oik of the Year 2020; 7 votes in the 2021 Painting Competition
11 votes in the 2022 Painting Competition (Double figures!)
2023 - the year of Gerald:
2024 Painting Competition - Runner-Up!

Last Hussar

You could argue that if infantry are carrying helmet integrated equipment to pick out targets, then the arms race to disrupt them will be in full swing, so they will still be using the Mark One eyeball.
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