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Frostphoenyx

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Hello everyone,

My name is Frostphoenyx and I just bought an helix because I wanted to finally try 10mm :)  I am not really a gamer, mostly a painter, and not a good one by the way ;)

I just received my first box and I have a couple of questions for you guys !

-> Do I need to "wash" the miniatures with soapy water ? I know I needed to do that for 40k resin miniatures for the glue to stick.

-> Do I need to use super glue or is the plastic glue working on it ( citadel plastic one ) ?

Thank you for your time :)

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Welcome to the Forums. Welcome to Planetfall. Which force(s) do you have?

Washing IMHO is optional. I have painted literally over a hundred unwashed Resin Spartan miniatures, but only ever had chipping on 2 of them. I use Army Painter Undercoat. 

Use Super Glue, IMHO Gel Super Glue is best

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57 minutes ago, WestAustralian said:

Welcome to the Forums. Welcome to Planetfall. Which force(s) do you have?

Washing IMHO is optional. I have painted literally over a hundred unwashed Resin Spartan miniatures, but only ever had chipping on 2 of them. I use Army Painter Undercoat. 

Use Super Glue, IMHO Gel Super Glue is best

Thanks a lot for your answer ! I took the Directorate Heavy Helix, as I wanted to check the miniatures' quality. I definitively liked what I saw, so I just ordered the 2 players Starter box. Should receive it tomorrow ;)

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Welcome to the Firestorm Universe!  

I don't get to play real often either, so don't feel bad. And as for painting WestAustralian is a great person to ask for advice from. He does an excellent job.

I second using the gel type superglue. The liquid type gets EVERYWHERE, I bought liquid superglue this time around by accident and have nearly glued my fingers to my starships who knows how many times. 

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Directorate... Awesome! They have some of my favourite miniatures in the game. 

So make sure you use a good undercoat/ primer. Have you thought of a colour scheme yet?

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Welcome to Planetfall Frostphoenyx! I echo West's and Skyhawk's comments and advice. If you enjoy painting the directorate I must recommend looking at their assault helix as their battle robot and flame tanks are a lot of fun to paint!

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I think the recon box has a nice variety of cool models as well.

 

i think planetfall have great models in general.

 

welcome to the forums 

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1 hour ago, fracas said:

I think the recon box has a nice variety of cool models as well.

 

i think planetfall have great models in general.

 

welcome to the forums 

Thank you :) So many boxes , where do I start haha ? :) 

10 hours ago, WestAustralian said:

Directorate... Awesome! They have some of my favourite miniatures in the game. 

So make sure you use a good undercoat/ primer. Have you thought of a colour scheme yet?

I mostly use the citadel black primer for my other miniatures, I think I'll do the same here. 

I'm still struggling with the color scheme, feel free to give me some ideas :)

 

3 hours ago, tansalus said:

Welcome to Planetfall Frostphoenyx! I echo West's and Skyhawk's comments and advice. If you enjoy painting the directorate I must recommend looking at their assault helix as their battle robot and flame tanks are a lot of fun to paint!

Thank you for the warm welcome !

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might want to look at west aust. direct. for scheme ideas, he and i seem to be on a similar page. my direct. were primed black and light  shot/dusting of gunmetal with dry brush of steel as hi-lite.  color markings and bits and bobs were done in shades of blue with crystal/neon being the final hi-lite.  bases drybrush with various flock/static grass textures.

sorry dont have a camera but there is alot of inspiration in these hobby threads. hope that helps some

best alamo

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4 minutes ago, alamo said:

might want to look at west aust. direct. for scheme ideas, he and i seem to be on a similar page. my direct. were primed black and light  shot/dusting of gunmetal with dry brush of steel as hi-lite.  color markings and bits and bobs were done in shades of blue with crystal/neon being the final hi-lite.  bases drybrush with various flock/static grass textures.

sorry dont have a camera but there is alot of inspiration in these hobby threads. hope that helps some

best alamo

Thanks for the explanation :) I'll try to check the forums for scheme ideas ;)

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Hmmmm. I think that the bare metal look would look good, Or maybe a black and dark grey scheme. Just a couple ideas off the top of my head of course! But I can't wait to see what you come up with!

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I like the idea of dark colors, (greys or black), for the directorate with red or green light sources. I saw somewhere on the forum a grey and yellow Terran theme with blue light sources that looked really cool. My opponent has done a winter scheme for his Terrans which looks pretty good too. Looking forward to what you do with them. The Dellingr is an amazing model, IMHO.

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Hi Frostphoenyx,

Great to have you on the forum and my thanks to everyone for giving you such a warm welcome! I'm with tansalus on his colour ideas.

I hope you enjoy your Planetfall models.

All the best,

Neil

 

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1 hour ago, Skyhawk said:

Hmmmm. I think that the bare metal look would look good, Or maybe a black and dark grey scheme. Just a couple ideas off the top of my head of course! But I can't wait to see what you come up with!

 

1 hour ago, tansalus said:

I like the idea of dark colors, (greys or black), for the directorate with red or green light sources. I saw somewhere on the forum a grey and yellow Terran theme with blue light sources that looked really cool. My opponent has done a winter scheme for his Terrans which looks pretty good too. Looking forward to what you do with them. The Dellingr is an amazing model, IMHO.

 

Thanks guys ! Those are great ideas ! I'll update the post as soon as the models are primed and the color scheme is chosen... stay tuned :) 

 

1 hour ago, Spartan Neil said:

Hi Frostphoenyx,

Great to have you on the forum and my thanks to everyone for giving you such a warm welcome! I'm with tansalus on his colour ideas.

I hope you enjoy your Planetfall models.

All the best,

Neil

 

Thank you for your welcome :) 

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I suggest you google pictures of Spartan Games Directorate and Spartan Games Terran. Then search for images of Scifi Tanks and real world Tanks. 

My Directorate are Blue/Silver because the Spartan Demo colours attracted me to that force. My Terran are Camo because I just had to have a Camo force

@Frostphoenyx good luck with your decision. I look forward to seeing what you come up with

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5 minutes ago, Skyhawk said:

For Terra! I look forward to seeing your projects!

 

On 16/08/2017 at 2:30 PM, tansalus said:

That will look awesome, looking forward to pictures!

Thanks a lot guys. I'd say I am 60% finished, it should be over this weekend. I'd rather post pictures of finished products rather than WIP, hope you don't mind ;)

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