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  1. feltmonkey

    Cricket Thread

    They would be one down if NZ had reviewed an innocuous appeal against Rory Burns that turned out to have taken the thinnest of thin edges. They've looked okay though so far. It's such a weird thing to see top-level sport being played in front of a few hundred people on chairs they've had to bring themselves. There's no stands at all, just a grass slope all around the ground.
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    The Spurs Thread

    I'm not sure that there ever has been much to like about a Mourinho team, but leaving that aside, I don't think you can disregard his time at United, as that is the only time we've seen him without Rui Faria, which is what you're getting.
  3. Mourinho is a strong contender for the now vacant Spurs job. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/50482316 Thoughts and prayers.
  4. Wales have qualified for Euro 2020!
  5. That's insane. I don't understand this qualifying process at all.
  6. What? How is this the case?
  7. <Looks at two boxes of unbuilt scourges and one painted squad all predating the Blood of the Phoenix box> I think the fundamental difference between the two of us might be that you're not an idiot.
  8. I agree that it was a bit too expensive. I got it for just over £100 after a pre-order discount and loyalty points in the end. As I said, I do think they chucked a few too many extraneous sprues in - we could have done without the Vyper and some of the Drukhari bits and bobs. I really like the models though - the Incubi stay true to the general design with sharper details and different poses. The Banshees are a big improvement, as are the characters. I think where we differ is that I really like the Hellions and particularly Scourges so I don't mind having more of them.
  9. Although, despite what I said about it getting quicker, I spent half an hour yesterday painting a model's socks. I was painstakingly painting the lines in the material on the socks. At the end, I realised I had been painting them horizontally instead of vertically.
  10. I bought it! It's actually a great box, and a bit surprising that it didn't sell better. Among Aelderi players, the two things that they have been crying out for are plastic Incubi and plastic Aspect Warriors. Incubi have always been a really cool design ruined by poor resin models. In every box there was one mis-shapen helmet. I think it was a problem with the mould. Drazhar was in similar need of an update, and the new Jain Zhar model is very welcome as well. They probably did throw a few too many extras in there, that might have ended up being the problem. You mentioned Looncurse, but that's a strange one. Why did it sell so well? Two new models and a bunch of stuff that's very readily available, and it disappears off the shelves. It goes to show that predicting sales of these things is not as easy as it seems in hindsight. The pre-order model doesn't work because of the months-long production process. To be fair, the Sisters battlebox is pretty much unprecedented, being a box of figures which are all brand new, as well as being something which has been hyped from concept to release (not to mention demanded and teased before that) so no matter how many they made they were always going to sell out. My local independent store had 150 boxes and they sold in 15 minutes. I would guess that more than half of the boxes, probably closer to 90% will end up split apart and sold on ebay. THAT is the problem, not GW's production decisions.
  11. It looks really neat and a nice solid coat, though. Don't worry too much about how long it is taking at the moment, as you practice it will become much quicker.
  12. While the ITV team were dribbling on about Harry Kane's position in the all-time England goalscorers list, Own Goals quietly overtook Wayne Rooney to now sit at the top of that list with 54.
  13. He wants first team football so he's going to head to Juve and try to get in their team ahead of Ronaldo or Dybala? I wouldn't worry about this - it's The Sun. The whole thing seems to be spun from him not signing a new contract the second it was put in front of him.
  14. Thanks! Don't tell anyone, but it's basically drybrushing. How you do it is you get a decent basecoat, the darkest it really works with is doombull brown, which I used here. Lighter colours work better, I can't get it to work with darker colours yet. Then you give it a drybrush with a much lighter tone (not white or anything, but maybe Tau Light Ochre. I honestly can't remember which colours I used here.) This needs to be a very light, but sort of very persistent drybrush. So you really have hardly any paint on the brush at all, but you go at it, over the whole area, and from a variety of angles - this is key. You might start to see the beginning of the effect. Do another drybrush with an even lighter tone, even lighter strokes, starting to create the gradient, so mainly hitting the parts you would normally highlight such as the raised ridges in the cloak. Next you give it a wash. I always use a paint called Smokey Ink from the Vallejo Game Colour range. It's a magic paint. I think you might be able get the effect without the smokey ink but it seems to be much better with it. Basically, this paint has a slightly gritty texture. Not as much as something like Typhus Corrosion, it's much more subtle. Drybrushing over this is the main thing that creates that cracked leather effect. I think the paint is catching the edges of the grittiness, but this might be nonsense. Try to make sure this wash doesn't pool and stain the mini, as this method makes it very difficult to sort that out if it happens. Once the wash is dry, go back to drybrushing with a highlight colour, but choose a different colour. It can be something similar, but varying it is key to creating the interest. drybrush on another brightest highlight, again choosing a slightly different colour to the last brightest highlight. Wash again in a different tone. Then finally drybrush back up in a couple of stages, with yet more varied tones. Than you should be done, although you can keep going back and forth between washing and drybrushing, it seems the more you do the better it looks. There's really no skill involved. One tip though - do this bit first and paint around it, or paint in sub-assemblies. You're going to hit everything around it as you can't do a targeted, dainty drybrush.
  15. I painted a Dark Angels Chaplain. Dakkadakka forum voting thread here - https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/782249.page Go and vote for Modock's amazing centaur thing. And vote for me too, if you like.
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