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Aris Ktistakis
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Although I'm expecting the game to reach my hands, a few people claimed that you can't discriminate easily the sprinter from the rouler.
Painting them is an option but from what I have seen from the designer, he managed to paint a huge "R" (rouler) and a huge "S" (sprinter)on minis back!
Another option could be to paint the base only....
What you think guys, any ideas?

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All you really need is a dot of a colour on one of them to distinguish them from each other. So if you don;t want to go to the hassle of actualy painting them, a little dot of Tipp-Ex (or equivalent!) somewhere on one of them would work fine.

Once I get my copy - whenever it's released over here! - I would love to paint them in some of the colours of the Tour teams. Red would become Giant Alpecin or BMC, Blue would be Team Sky or Movistar etc... I'm really looking forward to trying to recreate some of the Tour de France stages next year with the Grand Tour rules Asger put on BGG!
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René Christensen
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I would just paint a R or a S on the bases of the riders.

But my idea is too go up to 1/32 scale.
I did it with World Cycling Game, so why not this one too?



I believe there are 4 riders in different positions, but since this game only need two riders for each team, you should pick those positions that is further from each other.

And with 'only' 6 stages, you could easily draw them on A3 papers and keep them for later games.

I shop here: http://www.sportgoodies.fr/shop/en/

Asger, you might want to hear if the shop will sell your game.
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athibor wrote:
Although I'm expecting the game to reach my hands, a few people claimed that you can't discriminate easily the sprinter from the rouler.
Painting them is an option but from what I have seen from the designer, he managed to paint a huge "R" (rouler) and a huge "S" (sprinter)on minis back!
Another option could be to paint the base only....
What you think guys, any ideas?

This game IS a true gem!!


Imo there is no need to fix anything, the riders are well distinguishable. You just have to look at the bike saddle. If you can see it almost fully, then you are looking at the Sprinteur (who is cycling standing up).

That, and there is a very visible R (and a less visible S for the Sprinteur) on the back of the Rouleur.
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Thanks for the link to this site! So cool!
 
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Slotracer wrote:
But my idea is to go up to 1/32 scale.

What scale are the figures in the game?

(By the way Rene, thanks for the tip about the Sport Goodies store. I had no idea such a place existed.)
 
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spindoc wrote:
Slotracer wrote:
But my idea is to go up to 1/32 scale.

What scale are the figures in the game?

(By the way Rene, thanks for the tip about the Sport Goodies store. I had no idea such a place existed.)


I would say approx. 1/60
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That, and there is a very visible R (and a less visible S for the Sprinteur) on the back of the Rouleur.


Thanks for this - we'd completely missed them!

I've filled both letters with a bit of white acrylic paint (brush in, wipe off - leaves the paint in the crevice). Much more noticeable now.
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From left to right
Original FR riders, 1/43 metal rider think it's called Peugeot rider from 1975 and last 1/32 plastic riders from Sportgoodies.fr, painted by me.

So what ever you choose, you might have to upscale the track pieces too.
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René Christensen
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I have ten of the 1/43 riders for sale, if any is interested.
Sent me a PM.
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The 1/43 riders seem to fit the track?
 
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René Christensen
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I've started to paint my riders......














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Nice. You have a steady hand if you painted the letters on their backs
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The letters on the backs are the easy part. Even with my eyesight. Simply flow some acrylic paint into the letters, then wipe off the excess - which leaves paint in the actual crevice of the letter.

Nice work on the riders BTW. I may have to do the same (and paint the bases blue and gold to match the card backs).
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Jeez I didn't even know there were letters on their backs... just had to get them out to check.... doh
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Did a bit more work on my riders........











As you might can see, the sprinters have a slightly darker base than the roulers.
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Slotracer wrote:
Did a bit more work on my riders........


As you might can see, the sprinters have a slightly darker base than the roulers.


Nice work!

After what seems like a 'lifetime' of waiting, I think my copy has finally arrived from foreign shores! Off to the Post Office later today to find out.
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Great job, especially like the idea of slightly different bases
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I'm going to copy the idea, but intend to paint my bases uniform grey - except that I will colour the edge of the bases yellow or blue for the two different rider types.

Done now. Waiting for the paint to fully dry before varnishing them. Hopefully I won't stuff that part up, as they look pretty good for a couple of hours work.
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Still need varnishing, and the lighting is rubbish, but you get the idea ...
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RDewsbery wrote:
Still need varnishing, and the lighting is rubbish, but you get the idea ...


Nice!

I'm scared to start on mine in case I screw it up! I definitely want to mark the 'S' and 'R' more clearly, but these painted cyclists all look so good that I feel I should step up my efforts...
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This is the first painting I've done for over five years, and I neither have the steady hand nor the eyesight to do much better. I was quite frustrated with how little I could see - it'll be bifocal lenses for me next time I visit the optician, I fear.

My biggest fear is not that they're a bit sloppy (they are), or that I could do better (I might have done ten years ago), but that because I did these in a lazy way (no undercoat; the self-colour of the moulded plastic has been painted onto in parts, and left alone in others) that the paint will be especially prone to chipping and flaking. And now I have the anxiety of needing to do a job with the varnish that is good enough to stop that happening, without going horribly wrong and ruining the work done so far. It's too cold and damp to varnish today, for example

Getting the S and R painted was a piece of cake in comparison. Flow some relatively thick white acrylic paint into the letters, then wipe off. That will leave the paint in the crevice and not otherwise on the jerseys.
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