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Accurate Miniature Equivalents for Custom Painting your 1940 E&P


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    Update:

    Imperial Japanese Navy

    Japanese Subs

    Japanese Transports

    Japanese Destroyers

    Japanese Cruisers

    Japanese Carriers

    Japanese Battleships

    IJN Flat Paint Scheme

    IJN Experimental Paint Scheme (was really only used on carriers, but I extended it to the full Navy)

    Complete IJN

    Complete Imperial Japanese Forces


  • Customizer

    Also some shots from the current board setup (no USA or UK):

    Up next: USA!


  • Sponsor 2017 TripleA '11 '10

    All I can say is…  😮



  • Yeah, so. Is my firstborn child sufficient payment for a full set?


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    @bennyboyg:

    Yeah, so. Is my firstborn child sufficient payment for a full set?

    Depends… Is he/she Organic USDA approved?

    I’ve been working on pricing… I’ve come up with several paint sets I will have available. The current set I’m displaying here is of course the insane deluxe set that will cost a lot. The only reason I’m charging a lot is because it takes a really long time to do and tests my sanity in the process.

    Here are my current ideas for what is available for each set… The extra/better options obviously will cost more. Also the buyer would have to provide the pieces (unless they want to pay for me to purchase them).

    Cleanup

    • Basic: Quick wash and brush (to remove factory mold release agent), grinding major mold imperfections.
    • Medium: Wash and brush, grind all mold marks.
    • Full: Wash and brush, grind all mold marks, epoxy fill any mold indentations.

    Primer

    • All sets would include this.

    Paint

    Infantry

    • Basic Flat Coat: One flat color over entire surface.
    • Uniform/Gun/Skin: Exactly what it says.
    • Deluxe: All details of figure and uniform painted.
    • Plus Roundel: Any above option plus a painted national roundel base.

    Ground Units

    • Basic Flat Coat: One flat color over entire surface.
    • Basic Camo: Two or three color camo scheme.
    • Additional Camo Schemes: Several different camo schemes.
    • Deluxe: Full camo scheme plus detailing.

    Air Force

    • Basic Flat Coat: One flat color over entire surface.
    • Basic Camo: Two or three color camo scheme.
    • Additional Camo Schemes: Several different camo schemes.
    • Deluxe: Full camo scheme plus detailing.

    Navy

    • Basic Flat Coat: One flat color over entire surface.
    • Basic Camo: Two or three color camo scheme.
    • Additional Camo Schemes: Several different camo schemes.
    • Deluxe: Full camo scheme plus detailing.

    Ink Shading

    • All sets will include this.

    Two Coat Sealer

    • All sets will include this.

    What do you guys think?


  • Sponsor 2017 TripleA '11 '10

    Seems this should provide enough budgetary options for most people. I know I can’t afford your work no matter how reasonable, but I know a lot of people here have the budget and desire for this. Are you thinking between $200 - $1000 depending on options chosen?


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    @Variable:

    Seems this should provide enough budgetary options for most people. I know I can’t afford your work no matter how reasonable, but I know a lot of people here have the budget and desire for this. Are you thinking between $200 - $1000 depending on options chosen?

    Exactly. Of course it’ll depend on the number of pieces people want to order (I did extra pieces for my set). I was thinking of making a “commander in chief” set which would just be one deluxe infantry for each capital region. I dunno… Anyone have any ideas for other sets?


  • 2017 2016 2015 Organizer '14 Customizer '13 '12 '11 '10

    How much for a complete AAP40 set with 12 extra japanese tactical bombers?

    Also need my AA guns and Factories painted ( set from AA42)


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    @Imperious:

    How much for a complete AAP40 set with 12 extra japanese tactical bombers?

    Also need my AA guns and Factories painted ( set from AA42)

    Again it depends on the options you wanted…

    I’m going to give a full pricing guide after I finish the US set. I want to clock myself accurately so I can make sure that I’m both still making money and not overcharging.  Then also note that I probably won’t start taking (large) orders until I finish my own set (I’m trying to make sure there aren’t any surprises and also want to get a good image stock going before I get too hasty about anything else).

    It’ll probably be a little while, but don’t worry, I’m pretty set on making this happen.



  • The Japanese pieces look great. Can’t wait to see your prices.


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    @Brain:

    The Japanese pieces look great. Can’t wait to see your prices.

    I would have to say the carriers are my favorite.



  • Oh yeah I am totally looking forward to the Americans. I can’t wait to see the paint schemes for the various pieces.


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    @Brain:

    Oh yeah I am totally looking forward to the Americans. I can’t wait to see the paint schemes for the various pieces.

    It’s a bummer he doesn’t have any Hellcats to go with the Corsairs. That would look awesome! I always keep my P-38s in the European theater and Hellcats in the Pacific. I really want to paint my stuff now…


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    Awesome job on these… like the way you went for the steamer look instead of the regular transport.  The camo jobs are fantastic.



  • @Variable:

    @Brain:

    Oh yeah I am totally looking forward to the Americans. I can’t wait to see the paint schemes for the various pieces.

    It’s a bummer he doesn’t have any Hellcats to go with the Corsairs. That would look awesome! I always keep my P-38s in the European theater and Hellcats in the Pacific. I really want to paint my stuff now…

    I want to see some P-40 Warhawks with the Flying Tigers paint.


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    @Brain:

    I want to see some P-40 Warhawks with the Flying Tigers paint.

    *See first page - the single Chinese Fighter (has the shark face accurately there, but not a good pic of it). The Flying Tigers fought with the Chinese, and one unit accurately represents that… All A&A variants have only one fighter starting in China. Maybe I’ll do one with US markings for my 1942 and original board for the sake of completion, but no more than a single unit.

    I’ve toyed with the idea of doing 1/2 P-38s and 1/2 Hellcats… Not sure yet. Don’t want them to look too similar to UK and ANZAC units. We’ll see - that hurdle is a few weeks off.


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    Tha jap carriers re fantastic. :lol:



  • seriously wow. those rock!


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    @allworkandnoclay:

    I’ve toyed with the idea of doing 1/2 P-38s and 1/2 Hellcats… Not sure yet. Don’t want them to look too similar to UK and ANZAC units. We’ll see - that hurdle is a few weeks off.

    Paint the Hellcats Navy Blue like the Corsairs. Should distinguish them from the Brits.


  • Customizer

    Good idea for the Hellcats… Now I just need to buy an original copy of the game (I only have the board  :|).

    On another note:

    Three uniforms for the US infantry - Western European (olive drab), Mediterranean Desert, and Pacific Marine.

    What specific Marine uniform do you guys think? Khaki? ‘Tattered’ green?



  • @allworkandnoclay:

    Good idea for the Hellcats… Now I just need to buy an original copy of the game (I only have the board  :|).

    On another note:

    Three uniforms for the US infantry - Western European (olive drab), Mediterranean Desert, and Pacific Marine.

    What specific Marine uniform do you guys think? Khaki? ‘Tattered’ green?

    tattered green



  • Very nice work I’m painting my pieces as well but they look not as nice as yours.  😞  Are you doing the US pieces soon?  I would love to see them.  How much time have you put into painting this set so far? Its taking forever to paint mine.



  • @allworkandnoclay:

    @Brain:

    I want to see some P-40 Warhawks with the Flying Tigers paint.

    *See first page - the single Chinese Fighter (has the shark face accurately there, but not a good pic of it). The Flying Tigers fought with the Chinese, and one unit accurately represents that… All A&A variants have only one fighter starting in China. Maybe I’ll do one with US markings for my 1942 and original board for the sake of completion, but no more than a single unit.
    I’ve toyed with the idea of doing 1/2 P-38s and 1/2 Hellcats… Not sure yet. Don’t want them to look too similar to UK and ANZAC units. We’ll see - that hurdle is a few weeks off.

    Oh yeah I forgot about those. I am sure I will like anything you do.



  • Speechless.

    There are no real words to convey this awesome. You’ve even actually managed to make me find my old pre-Dreadnought models and start painting them.

    I can’t wait till you finish.  😄



  • I can’t wait until he finishes my set 😄


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