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Post by Danaussie on Wed Nov 25, 2015 11:08 am

Hi there guys,

I was chatting with Opa Bollard while playing our Division Championship, and he asked me what I do, while I don't like to share my personal life with other gamers, preferring to keep professional and games worlds very much apart, since this is where I come to get away from all of that to a certain degree. I have been in semi-retirement for the past 6 years since a serious car accident left me with a serious back injury.

I work in retail, but I also run a small hobby business in which I paint and sell 1:1800th (which makes a Bismarck around 14cm in length) scale miniatures for a Table-top Miniature War Game known as Axis & Allies - War at Sea, added to which, in just the past 6 months, have set up my workshop to be able to make Island Scenery also to sell.

I come from a Warhammer Fantasy background as being the first Table-top wargame I ever played back in 1997, so it was during this period I started painting miniatures, and most of the tricks of the trade I learned was from those days and simply used the same techniques when I switched games in 2007.  

My client base is modest, and always has been, but I can tell you that I have painted well over 600 miniatures for various clients throughout the world. I really enjoy what I do, and the support and admiration of the Naval Wargames Community has been simply amazing. I am a fairly modest kind of bloke guys and never thought my models were all that good, but many around the world have paid to have me paint their miniatures for them, and paid well. Here is just some of my work Opa, and of course others in Taskforce44 who may be interested in such a thing:


KMS Bismarck - 1:1800th - Mongoose Publishing


USS Montana - 1:1800th - Wizards of the Coast (WotC)


HMS Vanguard - 1:1800th - Shapeways


HMS Hood - 1:1800th - Mongoose Publishing


HMS Rodney - 1:1800th - Mongoose Publishing


HMAS Canberra - 1:1800th (10cm) - WotC


IJN Shinano - 1:1800th - Shapeways


KMS Peter Strasser


Tribal Class Destroyers Set - 1:1800th (4.5cm) - WotC


War at Sea Being Played - 1:1800th - WotC


Pacific Islands Set - 1:1800th - For Axis & Allies War at Sea

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One up-close - 1:1800th - Pacific Island (For Axis & Allies War at Sea)

Thanks for looking, an I apologize for the quality of some of the images Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

Dan

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Re: Some of my Naval Miniatures

Post by ADM dude on Wed Nov 25, 2015 12:30 pm

That's some impressive detailing you've done Dan. Very very nice Smile

Might have to get into the War at Sea series
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Post by Danaussie on Wed Nov 25, 2015 1:34 pm

Unfortunately Wizards of the Coast stopped producing this line about 3 years ago, and as a CMG the prices for small pieces of plastic went from the sublime to the ridiculous when sold as individual miniatures off ebay.

The cost for new players is exorbitant to say the least. So I would not recommend it unless you are really into Naval Miniatures War Games. The ruleset itself is awesome though compared to other games of its type, designed as a "beer and pretzels" fast play system and not bogged down in ridiculous hard to understand rules.

There is a new game, however, produced by Mongoose Publishing called Victory at Sea, some of the miniatures above are from this line and a far more superior in detail to anything else in similar scale. This game is just getting underway so I would go with that one if I were just starting out.

Thanks mate for your comments. Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

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Post by Tagnbag on Wed Nov 25, 2015 3:46 pm

Wow they are cool. I remember owning some of those or similar many many years ago, a shop in town used to cast the lead ships and also slighty bigger scale tanks, many hours of fun for a kid with no rule set lol.

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Post by OpaBollard68 on Thu Nov 26, 2015 4:18 pm

Man that is super awsome work Dan Very very nice mate
Makes my 40k stuff look like crap :-)

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Post by Danaussie on Fri Nov 27, 2015 10:09 pm

Thanks guys, Im sure your 40k stuff is just as good, at the end of the day its just a simple bag of tricks that are very well practiced. Im also working on a 1:300th HMS Hood Scale Model from Trumpeter a project I have been working on for the past 4 years and a 1:110th HMS Bounty from Revel that I have been working on for the past 2 years.

just a modelling nerd really...lol Embarassed :lol:

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