AAA50th painted minis



  • @Viracocha:

    Was prompted to post more standard/portrait type photos of my painted sets as opposed to the pics in a bucket.  For starters, some neutral pieces.

    Absolutly amazin job, Incredable !!!


  • Customizer

    Thanks 12doze, a lot of time and effort went into completing the project. Tried to match up each type of unit to correspond with one of the nation’s, though by doing this I had to throw out the idea of using units which were considered in “common” use (example, I use a Leon for the Italian bomber… though it certainly wasn’t Italy’s most widely used bomber).  But eh, the end result looks pretty cool when a game is in session.

    Much obliged,
    V


  • 2016 Customizer

    Hey, I like those house rules!

    Do you have any pics of the RAF? Thanks


  • Customizer

    Gaaa!  You’re right… I didn’t include the RAF!  I’ll check to see if I have those pics and just didn’t post them, if I can’t find 'em I’ll take some more and post this weekend.  I’m glad you like the rules.  😄 I of course cannot claim all of the above expansion rules as being my own (you’ll recognize some of them from this site and from previous A&A editions), but this mix seems to work well with AAA50th.   I have a nice chart of the advancements which is fitted for the inside of each nation’s lid, and the rules themselves on a one page (2 sided) graphic.

    RAF on the way!  :mrgreen:


  • 2016 Customizer

    @Viracocha:

    I plan on making a series of posts with helpful vid clips/& pics on painting A&A minis, I’ll be using FMG’s new line.  It is really a lot easier than most people imagine.

    Yes, I’ve found that it is mostly just a matter of practice and experience. My first pieces weren’t that great, but after painting my whole 1942 set, my Europe set is looking awesome! I’ve been thinking about making a video about ink washing/dark washing pieces…it really makes everything pop, especially ships. We’ll see.

    By the way, I’ve been trying to post a link to the flickr account with my pics, but I can’t seem to do that, even with the hyperlink tool…anyone know how? Thanks!


  • Customizer

    I’d love to see that - about the ink/washing… I don’t use that method.  I’ve used a wash on 15mm (pewter) pieces, to make metal look rusted, but thats about it.  Lemme know if you post that…


  • 2016 Customizer

    Once I start the US ships, I’ll make a video of ink washing…ships are the best example.

    Can anyone tell me how to put a link up or post pics on here? I’ve been having problems.


  • Customizer

    To post pics use the additional options area, gives the option to attach. There is an instructional post somewhere about posting pics - apparently you and I aren’t the only ones who have experienced some probs.  😐


  • Customizer

    Ah! found the missing RAF! I have some bomber aces in there…

    brit8.jpg
    brit9.jpg
    brit11.jpg


  • 2016 Customizer

    nice!! thanks for the pics  😄



  • @Viracocha:

    Ah! found the missing RAF! I have some bomber aces in there…

    Please, PLEASE tell me that the Ace of Diamonds is a decal, and not painted on.

    I’ve painted my share of minis (Warhammer) and that is some impressive work, given the scale.

    Gratz


  • Customizer

    @coorran:

    @Viracocha:

    Ah! found the missing RAF! I have some bomber aces in there…

    Please, PLEASE tell me that the Ace of Diamonds is a decal, and not painted on.

    I’ve painted my share of minis (Warhammer) and that is some impressive work, given the scale.

    Gratz

    Why no… I painted that on. Eh eh eh - just kidd’in.  No - it’s a decal.


  • 2018 2017 2015

    Love your work, wish my hands were a bit more steady. I’ve used a paint wash, but hadn’t heard about an ink wash.


  • Customizer

    Thanks Dangermouse!  As to the shakes when detailing - helps if you use a magnifier for some parts, and position your hands so they’re supported (by each other or elbows planted).  Yeah… I too use a paint wash often but not very familiar with an ink wash.


  • TripleA '12

    Hey Viracocha,

    Love your work, mate, fantastic stuff - really inspiring. I was wondering… how are the Germans coming along? I would love to see those if you’ve finished 'em.


  • Customizer

    @Lozmoid:

    Hey Viracocha,

    Love your work, mate, fantastic stuff - really inspiring. I was wondering… how are the Germans coming along? I would love to see those if you’ve finished 'em.

    Thanks Lozmoid!  My krauts?  They snuck right past your defenses already, eh eh eh - they’re on pages 1 & 2 I believe.



  • @Spitfire38:

    Hey guys- stumbled upon this topic, and WOW, I am impressed!

    I am also painting my pieces and had a few questions for Viracocha…sorry if it’s too much; I’m like a kid in a candy shop!

    1. What did you coat the finished products with? A liquid wash, a spray enamel, a paint on coating?

    2. How did you make such amazing bases (rock,sand,grass)? That is SO cool.

    3. Do you use a preparatory wash or something before you paint the pieces?

    4. How do you do the really intricate details on the infantry? (insignia,etc. Especially on the SS)

    5. And lastly (sorry if this is a lot), would you mind giving me an estimate of how much all of this costs you? Excluding the paint and the pieces.

    Thank you so much for these great examples and exquisite work! Great job  😄

    Hey, I didn’t see the answers to these questions posted. I am very interested in painting my Global set and I would much appreciate the insights.

    Thanks!

    Amazing job by the way, the best I’ve seen online.


  • Customizer

    Heyo Rammstein….

    Huh, that’s strange, could have sworn I answered your post and the previous.  Ah well.

    1. A clear spray coat.  Not gloss or dull (though I have seen some pretty snazzy glossed minis, it’s a personal choice).

    2.  Terrain material for the smallest scale of train modeling and/or miniatures gaming material.

    3.  After the initial cleaning of the figs I give them an undercoat, the color depends on what will be the main colors used.

    4.  First off, I use a magnifier with a round light around it  😉 Some of the small details you’re talking about are decals, while others are done with a brush, and there’s some combos decal/brush work.

    5. Sorry but my answer to this one is lame.  I don’t really know… I did this project over a very long period of time and have access to many ‘bits’ of other games.  Really depends on what you want your finished product to look like…  😐


  • Customizer

    Hello again “V”,

    Do you have any more pics of your units to share with us. New ones, re-runs, whatever. I appreciate your well-done paint jobs and really enjoy your wit. I’m simultaneously impressed, entertained, and informed. Keep up the good work, my friend.

    “Tall Paul”


  • Customizer

    Heyo Paul,

    I’ll look around… I think I have some A&A pics I never posted, I’ll slap 'em on here.  Been painting other figs more recently (when I actually have time :|).  You have any pics of your cool minis during a game?  I think it would be cool to see them ‘in action!’.


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