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Conrad Brunner

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If anyone has taken a stab seat painting these figs, any tips/suggestions/advice would be welcome. Because of the size and detail, they are begging to be painted. I would think the most likely scheme would be color-coding similar to the units themselves - black or dark grey for the heavy mechs, red for the mediums, blue for the recons and green for infantry.

I would think it best to detach the figs from the bases but am afraid to try, as they appear to be glued into three pegs in the bases themselves,
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I think I'm going to leave the figs and bases together during any painting process, and so paint over both.

A friend snapped a limb on a link, trying to see if they move. I was able to pin it back together, so I know that the serious modeler could customize the poses a bit without too much trouble.

The big question for me is whether to paint two factions with different colored bases? Or four factions with black bases? I doubt I'll go the color-by-tape, since I think their shapes are already pretty distinctive.
 
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BradyLS wrote:
I think I'm going to leave the figs and bases together during any painting process, and so paint over both.

A friend snapped a limb on a link, trying to see if they move. I was able to pin it back together, so I know that the serious modeler could customize the poses a bit without too much trouble.

The big question for me is whether to paint two factions with different colored bases? Or four factions with black bases? I doubt I'll go the color-by-tape, since I think their shapes are already pretty distinctive.


I would recommend not painting two color schemes, there are scenarios that use more than half of type of unit on one side. We're having a set painted up, and asked for a rusty beaten look. Please post some pics when you are done!
 
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But...but...you have two different factions depicted on the box!
 
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BradyLS wrote:
But...but...you have two different factions depicted on the box!


Best Practice: Buy two sets, paint one Satellite City States Red, and the other Commonwealth Blue.

 
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toyvaultinc wrote:
BradyLS wrote:
But...but...you have two different factions depicted on the box!


Best Practice: Buy two sets, paint one Satellite City States Red, and the other Commonwealth Blue.



I just ordered my first copy - if I like the game I will follow your advice and buy a second copy (I hope I really like it!)
 
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toyvaultinc wrote:
BradyLS wrote:
But...but...you have two different factions depicted on the box!


Best Practice: Buy two sets, paint one Satellite City States Red, and the other Commonwealth Blue.



I'll buy two if you'll release an expansion!

For those that painted their set, did you wash and prime them first? What color scheme did you use? Did you paint the bases?
 
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