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Brevet
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on: March 5, 2013, 00:04
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Yes the team from Flashpoint are here to help you with all your modeling and terrain questions. We have been in the miniature and hobby industry for years and we have gamed masses of different gaming systems. Some good, some not and from our experience's we have come up with lots of idea's for modeling and terrain. Sometimes it is easier than you think to do things yourself and it is very rewarding to say {I MADE IT MYSELF}.

So if you are in a Quandry about what colour to paint those VC, Aussies, Kiwis or Marines or whats the best material to use for jungle or how do I go about converting a figure to suit my purpose's Just ask.

If you have any tips, they will be more than welcomed here. We hope to make Flashpoints forums a strong thriving community and somewhere thats more than just another run of the mill gaming forum.

From time to time we will put up tutiorials on painting, basing, and terrain building, as well as other subjects. So get involved and start sharing your help & knowledge. 🙂

Brevet
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Post Re: Modeling questions
on: March 7, 2013, 00:41
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Hi Guys I think i will start things off by disscussing a few products that most of you lads will be able to put to good use.

Kneadatite "Greenstuff" this is a very popular product in the wargaming industry and very usefull indeed most of the sculptors who work for FPV are very fond of this magic product.

Greenstuff itself is an epoxy modeling putty it cures usually within the hour and smooths out well this product is what most of FPV's masters are constructed from.

Greenstuff is a very good product for the casual wargamer and most of you will find a multitude of uses for greenstuff from filling cracks to sculpting whole miniatures or basing greenstuff can handle it all i would recomend this product for any new or seasoned gamers out there simply because it is so useful.

Cure rates on greenstuff can be altered by adjusting the amounts mixed together you can also adjust hardness by changing your mix of yellow to blue. there are ather variations of green stuff like brown or grey but they all do the same job. Our old friends at Games workshop have made this product available to the masses so you can purchase there version from them or most good hobby shops will have a supply.
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Brevet
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on: March 11, 2013, 01:58
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Time for another edition of hobby help guys today I would like to talk about Das clay. Das clay is a very good hobby product for the casual wargamer and very handy for making houses or scenery to fill your gaming table with. There are many products you can use for scenery.

I have found that Das clay is a supierior product than most of the cheaper versions das Clay is an air dry clay that will give you plenty of good work time before it cures hard it does not cost a lot to purchase ten dollars will usually see you right with a great lump of the stuff. Das clay also comes in two colours white and terracotta white is my preference

Das clay does not need baking and you can paint it easily when dry it is always best to store any eccess Clay in a sealed container to keep it fresh. As for making buildings cork tiles glue and good old Das clay for that peeled stucco look can give some pleasing results even for newbie's. Das is a product i would recomend if you want to start making your own scenery. Again most good hobby shops can help you out with Das clay. {Jovi clay} is very similar to Das so if your local hobby shop sells either both are fine.

Jimmi
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Post Re: Modeling questions
on: March 11, 2013, 12:53
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I've just been using the 'red'/terracotta Das clay for terrain building.. . just realised I am really lazy with how i store it.
I do try to make sure when I use it , that it dries very slowly because sometimes it looks like it 'shrinks' next to whatever you have modelled it. I cover it in a few layers of thinned PVA glue while it is still drying. and before painting on it ... I would only paint on this with acrylics.
I paint on the Das clay with a sienna acrylic and it comes out a brown-red .... a perfect starting point for terrain painting here .

Brevet
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Post Re: Modeling questions
on: March 11, 2013, 23:51
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With the Das Clay I like to put a moist piece of material in the storage container with it i think it keeps the clay soft until you get the chance to use it.

Jimmi
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on: April 1, 2013, 12:52
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I'm now keeping my DAS clay in the 'fridge ... keeps really well, can't believe I've been so lazy with this for so long.

Uncle Ho
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Post Re: Modeling questions
on: August 4, 2013, 13:09
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I got a little Question, does anybody know how was the tank numbering of Australian Tanks in Vietnam. just skipped through what ggogle copuld present, but i couldn't find anything...

Jimmi
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Post Re: Modeling questions
on: August 5, 2013, 02:41
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Maaaate ! , you are so in luck ! ... I stumbled across this only a few weeks ago looking for something else.. thought I would bookmark it anyway ... This is for a 1967 Aussie Cavalry Squadron , but the site it comes from should have something...ask these guys !

http://www.mheaust.com.au/Aust/Organisation/SVN/3cav67.htm

Failing this ... I suggest the Armour Museum at Puckapunyal would have this.

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