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12-05-2004, 04:57 AM
Has anyone ever used masking (called "Frisking" in airbrush painting, but you can use the same stuff with minis) to do shield patterns, or other details that require looking the same on all minis.
I have recently begun to do this with my Hoplites, Greek, and Macedonians. I will be using the technique on my Etruscans too, and eventually on my E. Imperial Romans...
Anyone else have any expereince or suggestions...I can give a more detailed description of what I do, and hopefully will have some pictures of my Spartans soon, who were the first to have this used on them since I began painting again...if anyone needs the description that is...Geez, I get distracted easily...
12-09-2004, 08:58 PM
Hey all, May as well jump in with both feet.
Got hooked on DBA back in November at Fall-in. Played a demo game against my 10 yr old daughter and it got us both hooked. Shes helping me paint up:
New Kingdom Egypt
She enjoyed the chariots !
Just before the convention I was digging through some old figures and found some old Minifig Strips. So now they moved up in the painting line:
Early Imperial Roman
Byzantine (Need more research to figure out which one)
I also just worked out a trade for some Ancient Brits.
What have I done! Looks like the SYW Prussians will have to take a back seat for a while
12-09-2004, 09:42 PM
I loved those strips. I was not doing ancients then but still have some ACW and pike and shot.
Glad you and daughter are into DBA. Hope you can make it to Cold Wars. We will have some events especially for beginners, esp. youngsters.
More DBA than you can shake a stick at! Schedule posted soon.
12-09-2004, 11:09 PM
Looking forward to Cold Wars. My daughter is anxious to get playing so I'm painting like a madman during my free time the next couple of weeks. We want to get a game or two in during Christmas Break. Shes helping with the horses right now and I am giving her some of the foot to paint as well. Never too early.
That sounds cool Matthew. Do you do this on 28mm figs? I was thinking it might be a little bit fiddly for 15's. What do you make you masks out of?
12-14-2004, 07:43 AM
I have used "Masking" or "frisking" compounds on minis as small as 1/285th armor and infantry. If you know how the material works, it is not too difficult to get what you want.
I have discovered that they work very well on 15mm sheilds as well as on the larger 25mm (even better of 28/30mm) figures.
When I get off my *** (Still recovering from a chronic injury/illness) I will be sending a lot of pictures of my Xyston Spartans and Corvus Belli Carthaginians. Both had templates used to mask most of the shields so that they would be as identical as possible (The Spartans much more so than the Carthaginians)...
If you have any specific questions, I can answer them. Liquid mask (Liquyfrisk) can be used on irregular surfaces too to make checkerboard, lozenge, plaids, etc...
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