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Hello from UK

Discussion in 'Welcome aboard' started by MiniRapture, Jan 23, 2021.

  1. MiniRapture New Member

    Hi there. My name is Colin.
    Aspiring miniature painter from Scotland.

    Only been painting for two years maybe now. At the grand age of 38 I wish I had started years ago. Hooked.

    Painted various things so far. Mostly fantasy.
    I can admire any type of model from any era etc though. There's not much I don't like!

    I love weathering etc especially and creating realism with that. Makes all the difference. Same with bases. Hope to get some basing tips.

    I have my first proper historical model myself just in 1/24 scale from Altores studio.

    Will post that up soon and hope to get that all important critique from any of the users on here hopefully.

    Cheers! See ya around
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  2. housecarl A Fixture

    Pleased to meet you Colin.
    All the best,
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  3. MiniRapture New Member

    Hi Carl. Cheers buddy!
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  4. Henkm Well-Known Member

    Welcome, Colin!
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  6. Graham PlanetFigure Supporter

    Welcome to PF Colin, great place to be for painters of all levels.
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  7. Airkid PlanetFigure Supporter

    Welcome to the Planet Colin. The natives are friendly and above all helpful. There's a few good guys on here from Alba!

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  8. Mirofsoft A Fixture

    Welcome among us
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  9. DaddyO A Fixture

    Welcome onboard Colin :)

    Look forward to seeing what you're getting up to (I like the Altores kits having painted a few).
    Ask away if you have any questions there's always someone who is willing to help
    Have fun
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  10. Nap A Fixture

    Hi there Colin

    A BIG ŴELCOME to PF from me

    Great to have you with us ...share the PF word !!!

    Do ask any questions someone will know

    Lots of different sections to look at including traditional and 3 D sculpting , competitions , WIP's , References , Painting techniques and so much more

    There are threads in Welcome Aboard about how to do things on PF but feel free to message me always happy to help

    We have V Bench for WIP's as well https://www.planetfigure.com/forums/vbench-works-in-progress.35/ ) , and also a Completed part

    ALL figures are welcome and of course Vignettes & Diorama ( we run competitions as well , one called FOTM where there are 3 classes to choose in which to enter )

    Look forward to seeing your figures

    Happy bench-time

    Nap ( Moderator/Admin )
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  11. Chris Oldfield A Fixture

    Welcome Colin - you’ll find plenty to interest you here!

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  12. MiniRapture New Member

    Thanks again for all the warm welcomes folks!

    Been having a snoop around. Great little place! Amazing pieces :)
  13. 1969 A Fixture

    Welcome to the site Colin.
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  14. MiniRapture New Member

    Thanks mate. Will do. The Altores studio model is my first proper kit. It's the 1/24 'Blackfoot' hunter. Was a little nervous putting it together hoping I glued it together in correct order etc lol. But I got there. Haven't attached the bow hand yet.
    And the arrow heads are separate from the arrows! Eek. My blobs of superglue (gel stuff) are bigger than the connection points! But Im thinking if I put a blob down first then tap the arrow head into it then connect. Hopefully!

    I prob will do a workbench WIP as Nap suggested. Although I get so engrossed I forget to grab wip shots.

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  15. Ned Ricks Active Member

    Welcome, Colin.
    Great ideas to be had from experienced helping hands, I have found.
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  16. MiniRapture New Member

    Thanks Ned! Learnt some nice tips on basing already!

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