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Do you play tabletop wargames?
No, of course not. Tabletop wargamers are so nerdy they make PC fanboys look cool and studly. 35%  35%  [ 25 ]
Yes. I love my little painted figures. I give them all names and stroke them every night. I live for weapons damage charts. 5%  5%  [ 4 ]
I used to, but discovered girls. 53%  53%  [ 38 ]
What are you talking about? 5%  5%  [ 4 ]
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 Post subject: Re: Tabletop wargaming - nerdlinging to the max...
PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2023 20:26 
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This may be a stupid question (most of my questions are) but are there such a thing as ‘cute’ characters?

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Maybe Gloomspites?

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Boglins?

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Grim... wrote:
Maybe Gloomspites?

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They’re like Slimers with teeth. They’re definitely cuter, though not quite Sylvanian Families :D

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Mimi wrote:
This may be a stupid question (most of my questions are) but are there such a thing as ‘cute’ characters?

Nurglings are cute.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2023 18:10 
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Have a poke around etsy. There's lots more than warhammer stuff on there.

Grimdark Chibis

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Little ancient ones

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Chonky Dragon

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You can even buy a Zardoz from the 90s.

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Oh yes, some of those are cute and funny.
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Like the chonky dragon, too!


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Someone should make ones you could 3D print and paint.

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Most of the Etsy models are 3D printed. There's some amazing stuff on there by LordofThePrint which I'm slowly building a collection of. Currently assembling these.

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Edit: of course all this relies on a high quality printy person. I'd recommend these guys: Phalanx Printing

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Ah, I don’t know anything about 3D printing, I just wondered if it was something that could be done. I thought maybe Zardoz had a 3D printer once.

I was reading about people who painted miniatures a while ago, and it said that some people paint with black, then dry brush with grey, then again on the very outer areas with white to set all the shadows, then use a transparent pigment to paint the colours on to help show the detail. That sounded really clever.

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I did have one but nowhere near the resolution you’d need for those detailed models.

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Mimi wrote:
I was reading about people who painted miniatures a while ago, and it said that some people paint with black, then dry brush with grey, then again on the very outer areas with white to set all the shadows, then use a transparent pigment to paint the colours on to help show the detail. That sounded really clever.



Yep, Zenithal highlighting. It can work wonders with some models, but I find using black as the darkest shade too.... black. Very much easier with an airbrush.

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I did have one but nowhere near the resolution you’d need for those detailed models.

Ah, I didn’t even realise that they came in different ‘resolutions’ but it makes sense.

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Mimi wrote:
I was reading about people who painted miniatures a while ago, and it said that some people paint with black, then dry brush with grey, then again on the very outer areas with white to set all the shadows, then use a transparent pigment to paint the colours on to help show the detail. That sounded really clever.



Yep, Zenithal highlighting. It can work wonders with some models, but I find using black as the darkest shade too.... black. Very much easier with an airbrush.

Makes sense! I thought it might be something to try with a broken plaster picture frame I have that has some relief work. Or the dodo lamp :D

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Zardoz wrote:
I did have one but nowhere near the resolution you’d need for those detailed models.

I've got an Elegoo Mars 3 resin printer and that can do some funky stuff as long as you don't mind waiting 18 hours or so.

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So with the higher resolution do you avoid all of those slight ridges that are (I guess) caused by the layers of filament?

I saw someone making a chess set with a 3D printer on YT and they flashed the finished pieces with a blow torch or heat gun (can’t remember which) to smooth them, but I guess that would ruin the high resolution. Even with the somewhat basic shapes he was using I think they looked a bit ‘melty’.

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Resin printers are a little different, they print "upside down" by dipping the print into the magic fluid and using a UV led screen to make the resin go hard in specific places. There are rough edges if you use a magnifying glass (or have far better eyesight than me) but heating it up would kill any details like you said, so better suited for big smooth things, like the chess pieces there.

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Oh my goodness, I’ve just watched a short video on YouTube and that’s amazing. I’ve never even heard of a resin printer before. :mindblown:

I’m familiar with resin usage with UV light to cure it on a very basic level, but it’s amazing that it can produce fine detail through dipping and curing tiny areas. I’m super impressed by that. What do you use it for? Is it for something in particular or just for fun things?

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I printed out a replacement "shelf plug" for an IKEA cabinet the other day, does that count?

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You should do some Judge Dredd style badges!

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I printed out a replacement "shelf plug" for an IKEA cabinet the other day, does that count?

As fun stuff? No.

One of my favourite things people do with 3D printers is to fabricate little situation-specific home improvement projects. A little clip that holds tiny yeast packets inside a kitchen cabinet, or something that makes a light pull more easily reachable from a door entrance. Small things that wouldn’t be manufactured in mass, but help make things more accessible.

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Right, finally finished off the second half of the box. I quite like the bomb collar dudes. Will paint ten red, ten blue, Oxford comma, and ten orange.

Got a dreadnought to build next, and will paint them all. Deadline is 9th June when the AdMech invade and 1,422 points of blood angels (and agents of the imperium) will defeat them.

Here's some rules that is deffo not a game where you kill people in teams.

https://www.onepagerules.com/games/grim ... -firefight


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Mimi wrote:
This may be a stupid question (most of my questions are) but are there such a thing as ‘cute’ characters?


Mr StompyPunchy!


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MaliA wrote:
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This may be a stupid question (most of my questions are) but are there such a thing as ‘cute’ characters?


Mr StompyPunchy!


Wow. Johnny 5 has been on the protein shakes.

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