Models, Miniatures, and Mayhem!

Are there any goodjers that are in the hobby of designing and building models, miniatures, and terrain? Whether for its own sake or as part of other interests, like wargaming or model trains?

I've long nurtured a fascination with the hobby. And recently I've decided I wanted to delve into it. I want a hobby and an outlet. I'm in the process of getting tools and materials. I hope to get started in the coming week with just doing some piddling stuff, like making fences. Eventually, I'd love to create some full-scale stuff.

I intend upon posting progress here and I invite others to do the same! Show off anything you've created. I'd love to see!

I paint on and off (mostly on when I have the time). Good idea for a post - look forward to seeing what others are doing.

"Create" would be over-selling it, but I've been painting gaming/RPG miniatures for a few years. Mostly board game bits, but I bought into one of Reaper Minis' Bones miniatures Kickstarters a few years ago and have been painting those as well. Mostly it's painting for painting's sake, but I enjoy learning new techniques and trying different styles.

My 12-year-old son recently got into building plastic Star Wars models, and during a visit to a modeling shop I bought a plastic model to put together. This feels even more indulgent - I have nowhere to display anything like this - but it's fun to take up a hobby I used to do when I was his age. And we get to talk about modeling stuff, techniques, etc.

Games Workshop is my dealer. Been collecting and painting minis since 1987 and still get together with my buddy to play Warhammer Fantasy/Age Of Sigmar every week. If I can muster up the bravery I will try to post my progress on something current.

Something I always wanted to get into but never seemed to have the cash for.

Post the things you're painting or painted, you all!

Where is a good place to post since photobucket limits linking?

Imgur!

For anyone interested in getting into the hobby or just curious about it, here's a guy that does some terrific work and has tons of tutorials!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx_...

Haven't attempted it since I was a kid, and I was never very good at it (working in 3 Dimensions has never really my thing!) But I shall be watching the thread with interest and maybe it'll tempt me to have another stab at it

I get a lot of doll stuff ideas from the Froggies, black woman and her daughter that does a lot of tutorial videos on making doll stuff like bedrooms, houses, clothes, a light saber, a park, and really just about anything.

Youtube page

I do some model painting, mostly for board games and tabletop war games. I'd far from an expert, but I can get something that looks passable at "table distance".

I'm sure someone has already told you this, but the best advice I ever got was to thin your paints and use less paint.

maaaan. Now I kinda want to have a stab at something. Hmmm...

Maybe once I'm back at college and have my student loan payments coming in again I'll see if I have the time.

Baron Of Hell wrote:

I get a lot of doll stuff ideas from the Froggies, black woman and her daughter that does a lot of tutorial videos on making doll stuff like bedrooms, houses, clothes, a light saber, a park, and really just about anything.

Nice! I'll look into them.

Skiptron wrote:

I do some model painting, mostly for board games and tabletop war games. I'd far from an expert, but I can get something that looks passable at "table distance".

I'm sure someone has already told you this, but the best advice I ever got was to thin your paints and use less paint.

I've seen it in action, but thanks!

pyxistyx wrote:

maaaan. Now I kinda want to have a stab at something. Hmmm...

Maybe once I'm back at college and have my student loan payments coming in again I'll see if I have the time.

Do it!

I assembled Gundam models with both of my sons. The kits are available for a wide range of skills. An excellent pastime and bonding activity.

Here is one from a couple of years back. My son was so proud of it, we had to shoot a video.

It is pretty awesome.

I haven't painted anything this calendar year - even though I've spent a good amount of money on minis, or games with minis. I decided on painting some the boardgame minis I had - the Wolfman from Blood Rage was already primed so I spent an hour getting it up to "HeroClix Level"

IMAGE(http://i.imgur.com/WfW9Mh0.jpg)

And spent some time getting it close to finished. I have some detail left. I'm pretty rusty but this was to get back onto the horse. The model is uninspiring but I have a painted Wolfman for my next game.

IMAGE(http://imgur.com/b6r0ul5.jpg)

That's fantastic! Nice work.

Also, thank you for introducing me to Blood Rage! That game looks very interesting. I might have to pick it up.

In other news, I should be going down to a Games Workshop store to maybe buy something and primarily to get some help painting my first miniatures. A wargaming pal recommended this course of action to me, so thought I'd try it out!

Have any of you ever played the Lego mech miniature game Mobile Frame Zero? http://mobileframezero.com/mfz/

It is a free indie game from Vincent Baker, although you can buy a real copy, where you build mechs out of Lego and fight them in turn-based combat. The rules provide a mechanism for designing a unit of mechs with various systems and assigning them stats, but you decide what those systems actually look like and build the mech however you like. Part of the fun of the game is removing pieces of your mech as they take damage. I have never played the game myself, but I love looking at this flickr album: https://www.flickr.com/groups/438009@N25/

They are amazing pictures.

That is way too awesome! I've never heard of it, but now I'm very interested.

BoogtehWoog wrote:

In other news, I should be going down to a Games Workshop store to maybe buy something and primarily to get some help painting my first miniatures. A wargaming pal recommended this course of action to me, so thought I'd try it out!

The basic space marines are really good for learning to paint. Everything is bigger than they should be which makes it easy to try new techniques and see the results. Miniwargamer Jay has some really good videos and he uses Space MArines in the videos I've watched.

Thanks, Flint! I was actually thinking of starting a Blood Bowl team, heh.

Bloodbowl is awesome and it's got a relatively low model count. It makes it easy to have a fully painted team quickly.

You might also consider Guildball depending on how your area's gaming culture is.