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Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/04/21 10:39:23


Post by: JoeRugby


Great scenery shot

love that your making the club


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/04/23 15:28:06


Post by: Theophony


 JoeRugby wrote:
Great scenery shot

love that your making the club


Thanks Joe and welcome back.

Well no time this weekend for fun stuff. Landscaping our yard, basic house maintenance and family chores took up the time. Though this morning I had 2 hours to myself while waiting for appliance repair guy. I know the problem, but to get the part is ridiculous and might as well get an expert to do it. So with 2 hours I finished the remaining bolts and tried my hand at a basic paracord handle wrap.

I’ll be taking this off as I still need to trim down the handle some. In the raw wood it’s just a tiny bit larger than what would be comfortable to wield, so I need to at least take the corners off and sand it smooth, which I think would make the handle just right. Then I’ll wind up taking a total of about a 1/4” off to give space for the paracord or hockey stick grip wrap and still be the appropriate size. Weight is good overall, my household scale doesn’t calculate that low, but with the long grip handle I can choke up for a one handed swing, or have space for a both hands to deliver a final Coup de Gras once my opponent is down.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/04/24 04:28:17


Post by: ZergSmasher


Love that club! Really gets you in the spirit for that samurai miniatures game, huh?


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/04/24 05:16:28


Post by: Yorkright


Very cool Theo, any other interesting projects after this one?


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/04/24 14:42:02


Post by: Theophony


ZergSmasher wrote:Love that club! Really gets you in the spirit for that samurai miniatures game, huh?


I’m hoping that I can get a group playing eventually and show up with it and plop it on the table while they are setting up their figs.

Yorkright wrote:Very cool Theo, any other interesting projects after this one?


Actually since I had the paracord I’ve tried my hand at making a Celtic slammer using some small/kids pool table billiard balls. 1.5” diameter .

Woke up to breaker panel arcing in the basement . Waiting on an electrician to double check what’s going on. I replaced 5 breakers this morning but it’s still arcing. Probably need to replace the whole stinking panel.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/04/24 14:53:04


Post by: Dr H


But how good is it for hitting baseballs?
You know you have to try... for science!


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/04/24 19:47:45


Post by: Theophony


 Dr H wrote:
But how good is it for hitting baseballs?
You know you have to try... for science!


The first test will be in honor of R. Lee Ermey and will feature his arch nemesis ......watermelon. Such a sad day last week when he passed away .


We’ll breaker panel problem set me back a couple hundred, but luckily it doesn’t need to be replaced. One of the buss bars is fried so I lost 2 of the 16 spaces, but the electrician was able to hook everything up without too much trouble. Replacing the existing panel with permit fees would have been $1350.00, upgrading to a new 200amp panel would have hit $1935.00. Cost me more sleep, and work time, but oh well who needs those.

I did get to watch YouTube vids and find lots of weapons (totally self defense only ) which may be made in coming weeks. In the que for now are nunchucks made from replacement hammer handles, Celtic slammers/monkey fists, a bola, possibly a bullwhip made from paracord, some that won’t be made are knuckle dusters


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/04/25 19:44:57


Post by: Theophony


Quick hobby update

Water barrel has been getting multiple layers of Elmer’s glue and blue wash. Looks good to me.

Also knocked out another bandit, former dragon clan samurai


Thinking of doing a mountain drawing on his back.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/04/25 20:38:56


Post by: inmygravenimage


That's beautiful. Yama ^ would be great: nod:


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/04/26 20:28:06


Post by: Dr H


Nice job on the water.
Perhaps a bit too blue for such a small quantity but that's what these experiments are for.

Mountain... do it.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/04/26 21:25:06


Post by: carlos13th


Theo I cant believe you made your own Tetsubo....where's mine?


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/04/26 23:12:36


Post by: Theophony


inmygravenimage wrote:That's beautiful. Yama ^ would be great: nod:

Thanks, after I finish the last bandit I’ll try for a nice mountain scene. How do you say “happy trees” like Bob Ross in Japanese?

Dr H wrote:Nice job on the water.
Perhaps a bit too blue for such a small quantity but that's what these experiments are for.

Mountain... do it.

Yeah the water is a bit OTT. But you learn. First time in a long time using the PVA glue method.
carlos13th wrote:Theo I cant believe you made your own Tetsubo....where's mine?

$30 and a whole day will get you where it is now. Really easy. Wish I had a lathe though.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/04/27 15:57:18


Post by: Theophony


So tried the new method of making bamboo and grabbed another CD for the base.
Kenjutsu master taking a walk on a path through the bamboo thicket.

When out jump two Ninja....stupid Ninja


Scatter matches my table cover

Almost like it was planned .

Looks much better than my old bamboo, not up to Cam’s or Git’s quality, but it matches my painting skills pretty well. Some of the glue you can still see is not dried (white globs)

Also last of the bandits. I think I’ll call him Mr. Magoo...

If he were a space marine he’d have to be a rainbow warrior. Seriously I thought I was a bad dresser

So off to the completed shelf with the other bandits and brigands.

Top shelf bandits and brigands, bottom shelf is ninja, middle shelf is random special figs and soon to be starting warbands.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/04/27 20:18:15


Post by: Red Harvest


Tetsubo. Hmmm, ah, "How many lumps do you want?"

Everything is looking good.

The Bamboo: why not raid the garden section of the local DIY/whatevs for plant stakes? There are a fair amount made of bamboo shoots, some painted a garish green, some natural. They are about the right diameter for what you're getting up to.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/04/27 22:29:55


Post by: Ruglud


Always a fun and different journey reading through your updates (mixed in with RL - like the occasional ailment or domestic mishap - collapsing shelves!). The Tetsubo though - Wow, that's just mad ! Loving the mad though


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/04/28 18:09:35


Post by: Theophony


Red Harvest wrote:Tetsubo. Hmmm, ah, "How many lumps do you want?"

Everything is looking good.

The Bamboo: why not raid the garden section of the local DIY/whatevs for plant stakes? There are a fair amount made of bamboo shoots, some painted a garish green, some natural. They are about the right diameter for what you're getting up to.


Ruglud wrote:Always a fun and different journey reading through your updates (mixed in with RL - like the occasional ailment or domestic mishap - collapsing shelves!). The Tetsubo though - Wow, that's just mad ! Loving the mad though


@Red, a whole lotta lumps one of my favorite cartoon clips from my youth.
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@Ruglud, more mad coming. Been watching YouTube for inspiration on my next mad idea.

A little not so mad progress.

Now completed...Tadashi the dishonoured.

And his backside...the cause of his dishonour...there may have been a flagrant flatulence at the imperial court....just saying



Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/04/28 18:46:36


Post by: monkeytroll


Some nice looking monk's and a full-scale tetsubo..... Good to know Theo hasn't lost his knack in my missing years


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/04/30 22:02:20


Post by: Meer_Cat


Love all the figures you've done, and the bamboo thicket vignette puts me in mind of a scene from House of Flying Daggers- well done!


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/05/01 02:47:38


Post by: Yorkright


Inspiring work Theo, love the bucket of water I think that bright blue will show up better on the gaming table. Like Meer I really enjoyed the story and vignette.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/05/01 03:02:30


Post by: Maniac_nmt


The bamboo looks nice.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/05/01 16:28:51


Post by: Theophony


monkeytroll wrote:Some nice looking monk's and a full-scale tetsubo..... Good to know Theo hasn't lost his knack in my missing years

One does not lose their sanity, one only grows in-sanity....trying to get some cool sort of zen proverb out of it .

Meer_Cat wrote:Love all the figures you've done, and the bamboo thicket vignette puts me in mind of a scene from House of Flying Daggers- well done!

All the cool sword fights happen in bamboo thickets.
from Ninja Scroll, when this movie came out is was the first anime to win actual movie awards, it’s when anime started to become seriously mainstream and not just that dark room at conventions where people who couldn’t afford hotel rooms crashed.

Yorkright wrote: Inspiring work Theo, love the bucket of water I think that bright blue will show up better on the gaming table. Like Meer I really enjoyed the story and vignette.
the bucket was done by Maniac_nmt, I humbly stole his idea. I’m not happy with the paint on the wood, but I like the water effect. I think I’ll make a few more similar to this one, just go different style with the actual painting.

Maniac_nmt wrote:The bamboo looks nice.
Thanks Maniac_nmt, your boards are giving me some great inspirations. Love the Saxons your doing now, especially the shield work .

Well I took a personal day today, having 6 cu. yards of mulch delivered shortly. The yard has needed some attention and the weather is beautiful. Our cats are enjoying the open windows of our home and the birds that have returned after winter. Not much gaming/painting time to be had. I did a little dig though and found my next two figs to get done.


Hida Yakamo of the crab clan. I started on him the other day, but didn’t get too far. The orange hand and crab symbol will get layers of red wash to bring out some color. Not sure what color to go with for his shirt, maybe red as well. Suggestions would be great . I’m thinking of doing some of the lace work on his Armour in dark blue, some in light blue and maybe some in yellow or red. Hida Yakamo is the eldest son of Hida Kisada, champion of the Crab clan. I forget the original story, but I think his hand was gifted to the Oni Hida Yakamo(typo on the original cards, should have been Oni no Yakamo) and the Oni gave him one of it’s claws. The claw allowed him to break one item in the opponents army. Later when the Crab clan purged the shadowlands stuff from their ranks Yakamo acquired the jade hand which he could use to destroy shadowlands cards.


This scorpion samurai has lost the blade to his sword, but I will forge him a new one. Pretty appropriate that the scorpion have a broken ancestral sword . Paint work was started when I first got the fig many years ago. I started painting it while the primer was drying, which ruined it for me as the base coat cracked overnight and it got binned to work on later....much later.

Wife and I are having a date night tonight since I took the day. We are going to try either Thai food or Korean food. Neither of us have ever experienced those before. Well I’ve had Pad Thai, but that’s not really too wild. I’ve never had curry before, guess I was scared of it from watching Red Dwarf and the Curry Vindaloo monster


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/05/01 18:12:59


Post by: complex57


So much bamboo!

You know, you could always go grab some bamboo plants from Mathilda Park (back by the baseball diamond) if you want to transplant some to your own home.

The son of a lady who owns property along the park's boundary planted some on her side of the fence years ago and it has grown into a sizeable thicket on both sides of the fence.

I have to keep my son and dog out of there when I take them to the park.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/05/01 19:17:58


Post by: Theophony


 complex57 wrote:
So much bamboo!

You know, you could always go grab some bamboo plants from Mathilda Park (back by the baseball diamond) if you want to transplant some to your own home.

The son of a lady who owns property along the park's boundary planted some on her side of the fence years ago and it has grown into a sizeable thicket on both sides of the fence.

I have to keep my son and dog out of there when I take them to the park.

They look at me funny when I go into the botanical gardens and try to dig up specimens. I’m sure no one will look sideways at a mid 40s guy sneaking into the park at night with a shovel .

It’s funny as I’m taking a break from yard work at the moment ant all the plants I gravitated towards at the Home Depot on garden centers we looked at wereJapanese . I talked my wife into a flowering/weeping Japanese cherry tree I planted week, some of the ground cover we are considering is a Japanese plant. I really liked these strange shrubs that grew almost completely vertical, almost no width, turned out to be called Japanese sky pencil plants . Next year we are considering a large Japanese maple (with professional installing it).


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/05/01 19:37:38


Post by: inmygravenimage


Loving the L5R crab clan! Very excited.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/05/02 18:34:02


Post by: Theophony


 inmygravenimage wrote:
Loving the L5R crab clan! Very excited.

Thanks Graven

Well my excitement had waned on the figure as painting continued. I wanted to try some things out and it Didn’t turn out the way I really hoped. I he leggings especially are not really getting me. Maybe I should do a dark blue instead of the brown. What do you all think?


Or do you think it’s the purple shirt? I think that might be what is really bothering me.

Edit: just realized I didn’t paint the handle of the Tetsubo


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/05/02 19:36:43


Post by: JoshInJapan


The purple shirt could probably be a little darker. Nice work on the lacing, though. That style of armor is a bear to paint well.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/05/02 20:26:54


Post by: CommissarKhaine


I'd make theprrple a lot lighter and the legs a dark grey, almost black, to pull the eye up. Lovely work on the armour though, that must be hell to paint.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/05/02 22:12:14


Post by: Dr H


I think it's contrast that you are missing; the red, blue and purple are all a similar tone and merge together a bit, especially the red and purple.
Can be fixed as either the above by making the purple either lighter (towards lilac) or darker (a really deep, rich purple).

To go with that, I'd say use some pale yellow highlights on the legs. Yellow and purple work well together as complementary colours, bringing out the best in both.

Good work.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/05/03 16:08:50


Post by: Theophony


JoshInJapan wrote:The purple shirt could probably be a little darker. Nice work on the lacing, though. That style of armor is a bear to paint well.

Darker you say....hmm

CommissarKhaine wrote:I'd make theprrple a lot lighter and the legs a dark grey, almost black, to pull the eye up. Lovely work on the armour though, that must be hell to paint.

Dark grey legs might work out

Dr H wrote:I think it's contrast that you are missing; the red, blue and purple are all a similar tone and merge together a bit, especially the red and purple.
Can be fixed as either the above by making the purple either lighter (towards lilac) or darker (a really deep, rich purple).

To go with that, I'd say use some pale yellow highlights on the legs. Yellow and purple work well together as complementary colours, bringing out the best in both.

Good work.

I think the dark purple will work out well . But I think the dark grey will function better with the idea of a dark soul

Anyway, I will begin work on that later this week. Until then I was at Walmart, and found my next weapon project. Still need to work on the Tetsubo, but I’ve always loved the meteor hammer...

But I couldn’t ever figure out a good weight for the ends that would fit in my hands. Then inspiration hit.....So I give you a shot of my balls
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JoshInJapan wrote:The purple shirt could probably be a little darker. Nice work on the lacing, though. That style of armor is a bear to paint well.


CommissarKhaine wrote:I'd make theprrple a lot lighter and the legs a dark grey, almost black, to pull the eye up. Lovely work on the armour though, that must be hell to paint.


Dr H wrote:I think it's contrast that you are missing; the red, blue and purple are all a similar tone and merge together a bit, especially the red and purple.
Can be fixed as either the above by making the purple either lighter (towards lilac) or darker (a really deep, rich purple).

To go with that, I'd say use some pale yellow highlights on the legs. Yellow and purple work well together as complementary colours, bringing out the best in both.

Good work.



Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/05/03 18:26:31


Post by: Yorkright


I like Mr. Crabs, that armor must have been a bear to paint but the effort paid off it looks great. You have had a lot of suggestions for the purple so I am not joining in, but anything to make the focus toward the face will help.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/05/04 05:52:50


Post by: Theophony


Thanks Yorkright.

Quick update, did some adjustments as suggested.

What do you all think?


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/05/04 06:55:21


Post by: JoshInJapan


The darker colors and the new accents on the lacing work great. You might want to think about making his tabi a different color than his pants, though.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/05/04 18:46:28


Post by: Theophony


 JoshInJapan wrote:
The darker colors and the new accents on the lacing work great. You might want to think about making his tabi a different color than his pants, though.

Different socks you say , we will check what the store room has and see if there are any in his size.

Meanwhile I rebased Hida Amoro.

He will just be an unarmored samurai with No dachi

And started a few test colors for the blue set. I think this guy is probably the winner

He almost looks more crane clan than anything else, but when finished we will see.

Still a lot of work to do on him.

Not much time this weekend to do anything though. Tomorrow we have a wake for one of my aunts who passed away last week. My dad is taking it really hard and his health has gone down even more since the news that she was terminal. We think the end is very near for him as his only viable dialysis port is wearing out and his bleeding is not clotting, all were signs we were told to watch out for. It’ll be a blessing for him, he’s not willing to quit, but he is tired of fighting a losing battle.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/05/04 19:45:23


Post by: CommissarKhaine


New colours are looking good! That light blue is also ace, lovely sheen to it.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/05/05 04:31:43


Post by: shasolenzabi


Oh yeah, cool looking forces of the Samurai


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/05/06 14:15:14


Post by: Theophony


CommissarKhaine wrote:New colours are looking good! That light blue is also ace, lovely sheen to it.

Thank CommissarKhaine, I really am liking the blue as well.

shasolenzabi wrote:Oh yeah, cool looking forces of the Samurai

Thanks Shasolenzabi, it’s been a long time coming.

Well as CK pointed out, that blue is ace, and really strikes a cord with me. The banner has since been painted astronomicon grey as a base, and will get highlighted up to white before getting transfers applied. In the mean time, I shall continue forward with more in this style, including a repaint I was not happy with. So the blue samurai from this older pic.

Has met a touch up with the paintbrushes and I think is coming out better. Besides he was a victim of the shelf collapse a while back. His nose has actually been flattened into a circle . Hopefully not noticeable from 3’, otherwise he will get a Ronald McDonald red nose.



Definitely getting there . More touch ups now that I have seen magnified pics of him.

Mounted figs in Test of Honour are at a real disadvantage in the current state of the game, and I don’t see them changing it anytime soon. They need to be used correctly as I see it, moving last so enemies with spears have already activated. Also mounted troops can play important roles in capturing objectives or contesting them since they have a 9” movement instead of the basic 6” of regular troopers.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/05/06 20:25:38


Post by: monkeytroll


RedClaw looking much improved now, and agreeing with the niceness of the blue.


Edited to correct auto-correct.....yeesh!


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/05/07 17:08:36


Post by: Theophony


Thanks monkeytroll , always good to get more reassurance though.

I decided to use the General from the samurai army box that I got recently as another samurai character, even though there are no Daimyo rules, I see this guy who is highly ornate to be at that level. Two hours of painting from raw metal to here, still tons of details to complete.




Riding out with his retinue.

So much detail to work on him still.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/05/07 17:20:00


Post by: shasolenzabi


Cavalry! Very nice adding the horse samurai in, the high officers


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/05/07 18:18:43


Post by: Barzam


I always liked the concept of the Crab Clan, but felt their execution was always a bit lacking. To me, they felt like they should've been hulking brutes, almost like Khorne's Bloodbound, considering their schtick was their preference for brute force against the various forces in the Shadowlands.

I think the samurai minis I have a Crab Clan, so I may have to use your mini as inspiration. You did the armor with Guilliman Blue glaze over a white base, right?


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/05/07 18:57:01


Post by: Yorkright


All looking good Theo, the updated Crab samurai looks much better!


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/05/07 19:27:59


Post by: Theophony


shasolenzabi wrote:Cavalry! Very nice adding the horse samurai in, the high officers

Thanks Shaso, leaders should always ride in style no matter the timeline.

Barzam wrote:I always liked the concept of the Crab Clan, but felt their execution was always a bit lacking. To me, they felt like they should've been hulking brutes, almost like Khorne's Bloodbound, considering their schtick was their preference for brute force against the various forces in the Shadowlands.

I think the samurai minis I have a Crab Clan, so I may have to use your mini as inspiration. You did the armor with Guilliman Blue glaze over a white base, right?

Yeah there were always a few things about L5R that got me, and what you said is pretty true. Although most Crab Clan did use Tetsubo and other blunt weapons instead of swords. It is Guilliman blue, over astronomican grey (I’ll need to find a substitute though as that’s an old foundation paint), I might try out instar paints as they claim to color match it, but ordering a few from England sounds more expensive than finding an armypainter substitute.
Yorkright wrote: All looking good Theo, the updated Crab samurai looks much better!

Thanks Yorkright, I think so too.

I thought about getting into Bushido, but it seems like a waste with having bought so much for Test of Honour. Plus the cheapskate in me cant find a great deal and $10 a fig or more is way more than what I want to pay. So on now to plan out my new wishlist for Test of Honour.

If anyone has some cool suggestions for monsters from Japanese legends that have figs in other ranges let me know. I know many are covered in the Bushido range, but as I said I’m a cheapskate.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/05/07 19:49:02


Post by: monkeytroll


You could try Zenit Miniatures and their Kensei range - I just started scavenging bits from their Jorogumo (spider lady demon) for my chaos lot. I mean, I've been away from the scene for a few years now so they may not still be a thing...but as you asked and I had the box right in front of me


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/05/07 22:00:57


Post by: Maniac_nmt


Zenit is still around with two recent Kensai kickstarters. They aren’t the cheapest, but their minis are lovely.

Have you tried playing Ronin? It requires fewer models but is an excellent skirmish game. Osprey’s website has rules for mystical beasts


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/05/07 22:47:07


Post by: Theophony


 monkeytroll wrote:
You could try Zenit Miniatures and their Kensei range - I just started scavenging bits from their Jorogumo (spider lady demon) for my chaos lot. I mean, I've been away from the scene for a few years now so they may not still be a thing...but as you asked and I had the box right in front of me


They are still around and just finished a Kickstarter for pirates and conquistadors, I’ll look into them too, but I think they are another small company with little support and no good place to get them in the US.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/05/07 23:20:55


Post by: Maniac_nmt


I backed their Kensai relaunch Kickstarter. They communicated well and while a little late they delivered everything.

I would not have a problem ordering from them.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/05/07 23:21:47


Post by: JoshInJapan


I'm liking the blue armor so far. That general is a nifty model.

I picked up a pile of Zenit models in an Indiegogo campaign years ago. They are nice models, but kind of fiddly compared to, say Perry or WGF samurai-- lots of hands and weapons to glue on. If you're looking for alternative models, you might consider Kingsford (out of Canada) or Steel Fist (a dude from England). They're kind of pricey for large units, but both are a good source for unique character models.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/05/07 23:46:31


Post by: cormadepanda


The general is by far my favorite model you are working on.


The details will make a huge differece in the figure. I look forward to it.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/05/08 00:35:31


Post by: Maniac_nmt


I do like the blue/yellow on the mounted samurai. Couple with the black mask and it looks very nice.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/05/08 06:21:55


Post by: Theophony


SOrry for not individually answering, but brain is fried, it’s early (being past late) and I’m tired.

So pic drop and sleep. Feel free to comment, I’ll try and catch up tomorrow/today




The arms/ hands are where I think I need to do some changes.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/05/09 06:31:05


Post by: cormadepanda


Dear goodness that guy has a lot of detail. Good luck finishing.

I think they are fine, unless you want to work more yellow in.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/05/09 19:24:21


Post by: Theophony


 cormadepanda wrote:
Dear goodness that guy has a lot of detail. Good luck finishing.

I think they are fine, unless you want to work more yellow in.


Thanks Cormadepanda, lots and lots of details...everywhere, that’s why he’s the boss .

Well no progress, but a few updates none the less.

1st, we got a new WiFi router a few weeks ago, probably died before we noticed the electrical problems in the house, but those problems also fried both our old WII systems , so we have been a house of 5 living off of one x-box one. Well I fixed that today . I dropped by the local going out of business toys are us and found 30% off of their Xbox ones, so I got two more (master bedroom and basement are back in action). We can watch Netflix again .

2nd, just got an email from warlord games, I have been accepted as a moderator on their soon to return forum . I’ve never been a Mod before. But I WILL definitely allow the power to go to my head . This might pull me away from D2, but I hope not as I enjoy all gaming stuffs and not just Warlord games stuff.

Well off to set up the Xboxes,Xboxs,Xboxi....whatever.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/05/09 19:56:28


Post by: monkeytroll


Great start to the boss man.

Congrats on your upcoming mod-hood!


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/05/12 21:40:18


Post by: Dr H


Good work on the boss. Nice choice of colours.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/05/13 05:26:54


Post by: ZergSmasher


You're doing pretty good work on those detailed Samurai guys, especially the leader on the horse (with the ring on his head). I like the color choices!


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/05/13 07:30:31


Post by: Llamahead


For a cheap source of Japanese monsters have a look at Rising Sun excellent board game as well.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/05/13 14:30:36


Post by: Camkierhi


Wonderful. Just catching up and fantastic to see you at it here. Brilliant colours and really catching the theme of your subject, great stuff sir, great stuff.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/05/18 17:40:10


Post by: Theophony


monkeytroll wrote:Great start to the boss man.

Congrats on your upcoming mod-hood!


Thanks MT, unfortunately no progress has been made to him since that photo.

Dr H wrote:Good work on the boss. Nice choice of colours.


Thanks Dr H. The colors seemed to just work naturally for me. I know they probably are not accurate, but in my vision of feudal Japan it works.

ZergSmasher wrote:You're doing pretty good work on those detailed Samurai guys, especially the leader on the horse (with the ring on his head). I like the color choices!

Thanks ZergSmasher, the details are all actually molded on, so it’s just the wonder of washes and going blind squinting so much.

Llamahead wrote:For a cheap source of Japanese monsters have a look at Rising Sun excellent board game as well.

I $1 backed Rising Sun, but I did not like the look of many of the Monsters. It’s just the art style. I’m not a huge Adrian Smith fan.....runs for cover . I like his 40k work and most of his ideas for Hate ($1 backer there, but that’s it), but his take on Japanese style didn’t fit mine.

Camkierhi wrote:Wonderful. Just catching up and fantastic to see you at it here. Brilliant colours and really catching the theme of your subject, great stuff sir, great stuff.


Thanks Cam, glad your back about, it’s always a loss when you are absent.

Well not much has been happening here game wise or paint wise. Setting up for a carnival at church tomorrow (does a one time event make me a Carny? I don’t smell of cabbage and I have rather large hands ). I stopped by the dollar shop to grab cookies , glad the wife’s doesn’t read my blogs and saw this little soon to be terrain.

I haven’t been able to find anything like it at Walmart or Hobby Lobby, so I grabbed one and if it works out more will follow.

That’s all for now. Milk and cookies calling


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/05/19 09:48:09


Post by: monkeytroll


Always a bonus when you're quickly buying some provisions and spot a useful modelling item


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/05/29 18:57:23


Post by: Theophony


Im not Dead...just resting....no, not even resting. Lot of time spent Mod-ing on the new Warlord forums, and getting reinterested in BtGoA.

So much so that I ordered a new C3starter set and vehicle and tried out a new paint scheme.


First day off from work in a week tomorrow. Still have to work at church and with the kids out of school not much free time. I’ll try and get stuff worked on and posted by the weekend. I figure about 2 weeks till I see my order arrive. Also waiting on my Zombicide Green Horde to show up in the next month or so.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/05/29 22:35:50


Post by: Meer_Cat


I've got some of those Concord figures floating around- even one of their heavy howitzers (had some idea of converting them into counts-as Elysians); really like what you've started with these! Nice, clean, simple scheme, but with great shading and really, quite realistic (at least, to me). I'm going to try something like that when I get started on mine.




Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/05/29 23:34:54


Post by: JoshInJapan


Hey, no fair-- you're supposed to be working on samurai! After all, you got me on a samurai kick.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/05/30 11:22:55


Post by: inmygravenimage


Lovely colours, like reimagined roger-roger prequel droids (in a good way)


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/06/14 16:40:49


Post by: Theophony


I know I know I know , stop getting your head turned by every pretty little thing that struts by .

Well it gets worse....I saw a review of a cheap little game and fell in love off the bat. So I give you my new soon to be set aside passion.....

GASLANDS

rulebook from Osprey Games $19.00. 64 pages covers everything and has templates inside of it. Or download it from their site for around $15. Their site also has all the templates, dice stickers, tokens, and car sheets online for free.

What else do you need?

Assorted Hot Wheels or Matchbox cars, dice (I used my MODCubes and Star Wars X-Wing inserts, but you can use D6s and just learn what the numbers would represent), some D6 for your gear and shooting/evading and a 3x3’ table and junk to be obstacles.

I played a simple game with all 3 of my kids and we all enjoyed it. Basic set up just to learn the turns, shooting, hazards and stuff. Everyone drove a middleweight car with forward mounted machine guns.

Cars above will get the chop shop treatment and hopefully be in action soon.

Peace out .


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/06/14 19:37:56


Post by: Viktor von Domm


that has cult potential...


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/06/14 20:03:23


Post by: JoshInJapan


Gaslands is a lot of fun. My 8-year old enjoyed the game immensely the one time we played-- the Rule of Carnage in particular.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/06/15 14:43:00


Post by: Theophony


Viktor von Domm wrote:that has cult potential...

It’s a great little game, you and the boys should try it out. Small table, terrain, cheap models, customizing

JoshInJapan wrote:Gaslands is a lot of fun. My 8-year old enjoyed the game immensely the one time we played-- the Rule of Carnage in particular.

Yes, for those not in the know, the rule of Carnage is basically: if there is any disagreement on how a rule should be played out, or if two rules seem to contradict each other, then go with whichever rule would cause the most Carnage . Yes they want it to be Cinematic with lots of explosions and death.

Well I stopped by Walmart on my way home for milk and coffee creamer for the wife. Also grabbed some more hot wheels cars. This 50th anniversary series has some great older (1970s cars, same vintage as me ) which I think will be great to make a Warden Cadelia team.

Warden Cadelia is the Warden of the São Paulo People’s Penitentiary. They seriously take inmates, strap them into cars (rolling coffins) weld them in and tell them to win the race if they want to live. If they live then they get time served taken off their sentence. If they die, get the squeegee out and strap in a new team member. The team gets cheaper cars (but at a reduced hull point level as they are buying junkers) and the team gains audience votes when their cars explode good for the team, but bad for the drivers. So cheap cars and lots of them. I’m thinking fewer guns, but lots of rams and stuff as they can take skills which give them bonuses with rammingand smash attacks.

The two cars I took apart yesterday will be part of a Mishkin team. Mishkin is a crazy Russian scientist who uses electrical weapons and other crazy gear. I’m really wanting to turn the police pursuit car into a newer version of Outlaw from Twisted Metal.

Well on to trying to pop the rivets out of the prison cars and get them primed today. Thinking rusty car primer as a base coat, or painting them all jumpsuit orange .

Edit before I leave for work.

Primed all of the Warden cars

Removed all the plastic windows on them and chose the first rig to set up. I had been considering weapons the other night and I’ve seen GW weapons on cars and they look ridiculous due to their oversized nature in 28mm, and would look worse here in my humble opinion. Then I remembered all the Dreamforce Eisenkern troopers and weapon sprues I had. Some of the items just look perfect for the size, so I’ll use those. The first car I chose had no engine cover and a large exhaust head on the front. Since Wardens like to ram I figure I’d build a ram on this one, add the obligatory cage around the compartment so the driver can not escape, and then add some weapons. Well I really wanted the first to make an impact so he was getting an explosive ram , two panzerfausts provide that effect on the front ensuring the first meeting this guy has with an opponent goes off with a bang . I also decided he needed some rear protection so I gave him a smoke dispenser from bits from the Eisenkern mule sprue and then added an Eisenkern rifle on the top center to be a forward facing machine gun. A little plasticard to channel the smoke from the engine to the smoke dispenser and voila.

car/cell 1 is constructed. He has gotten some paint since this pic, but we will see how it looks......later.

Edit 2: okay its later.....sort of

Still just basecoated.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/06/15 18:42:41


Post by: monkeytroll


Ooh...lots of fun to be had chopping up hot-wheels. Takes me back to converting matchbox cars for Dark Future.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/06/16 00:17:16


Post by: alabamaheretic


gaslands looks awesome kinda like a cross between twisted metal, madmax and deathrace (the old 70s one and the first remake with Jason statham not those silly other ones) this is awesome I really dig it...I need batreps in my life theo lol. cant wait to see more of this awesomeness.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/06/16 19:04:32


Post by: Maniac_nmt


That looks like a fun game.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/06/16 20:10:08


Post by: Wirecat


How many wonders can be found when not looked for. Thank You, good sir, I am interested! :^)


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/06/17 19:50:18


Post by: Llamahead


Gaslands has definitely piqued my interest.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/06/17 20:06:43


Post by: Dr H


Nice work on the car. Look forward to more.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/06/18 16:35:06


Post by: dsteingass


That looks like a blast!


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/06/18 18:54:47


Post by: Viktor von Domm


awesome upsycling theo!


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/06/20 18:04:08


Post by: Theophony


monkeytroll wrote:Ooh...lots of fun to be had chopping up hot-wheels. Takes me back to converting matchbox cars for Dark Future.

Oh and this is a spiritual successor to that game with a much smoother mechanic. Lots of old Dark Future players jumping in on this.

alabamaheretic wrote:gaslands looks awesome kinda like a cross between twisted metal, madmax and deathrace (the old 70s one and the first remake with Jason statham not those silly other ones) this is awesome I really dig it...I need batreps in my life theo lol. cant wait to see more of this awesomeness.

I’ve never been good at Batreps as I get stuck into the game and forget to take notes . Also Twisted Metal cars and trucks will make their appearance in my gangs. Especially Outlaw.

Maniac_nmt wrote:That looks like a fun game.

Really fun game with lots of possibilities.

Wirecat wrote:How many wonders can be found when not looked for. Thank You, good sir, I am interested! :^)

Exactly how I stumbled across it. I was reading other threads, caught a glimpse and now hooked.

Llamahead wrote:Gaslands has definitely piqued my interest.

It is a good beer and pretzel game to fill in time between other events or fill out a Saturday night if no one wants to run a game or lug around the library and armies required for a 40K game.

Dr H wrote:Nice work on the car. Look forward to more.

More to come definitely. See Below.

dsteingass wrote:That looks like a blast!

It’s a lot of blasts, some not so small .

Viktor von Domm wrote:awesome upsycling theo!

Not only upsycling, but full out repurposing too.

So more work on the Wardens (prisoners in cars)

Also found some Jurassic Park cars that just oozed Rutherford military guys, so painted them black.

Also possible new recruits for Rutherford.


Also stopped by the model train shop near me since hot wheels are close enough to HO scale and grabbed a box of busted derelicts to use as terrain. I’m thinking of a train wreck table or an old switching station sort of set up that’s been long abandoned. The cars and engines are all just the plastic frames with no guts. $10 for a box full.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/06/20 18:15:03


Post by: monkeytroll


That truck looks like it has potential

Wardens coming on nicely, and nice idea for the terrain.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/06/20 20:26:06


Post by: alabamaheretic


the wardens kinda remind me of dukes of hazards at the moment theo lol


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/06/21 01:22:50


Post by: youwashock


Love seeing post-apoc car fight stuff. These look awesome.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/06/21 02:07:30


Post by: dsteingass


Lots of possibilities






Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/06/21 21:34:39


Post by: SlaveToDorkness


Well crap Theo, you drug me into a new game after all! I was just in Target and saw the hot wheels toys and before I knew it I'd grabbed 10 cars suitable for crazy post apocalyptic warfare!

So...where do I get the rules again? Lol


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/06/21 23:07:53


Post by: Theophony


 SlaveToDorkness wrote:
Well crap Theo, you drug me into a new game after all! I was just in Target and saw the hot wheels toys and before I knew it I'd grabbed 10 cars suitable for crazy post apocalyptic warfare!

So...where do I get the rules again? Lol


Sorry I’ll respond to everyone with an update tomorrow, but I have to land this fish while it’s on the hook
gaslands.com go to their download section I’m planning on hitting up some thrift shops tomorrow


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monkeytroll wrote:That truck looks like it has potential

Wardens coming on nicely, and nice idea for the terrain.


It hit me while I was at the train shop and asking for busted up tressels.

alabamaheretic wrote:the wardens kinda remind me of dukes of hazards at the moment theo lol

I was actually thinking of doing the confederate flag on the roof of one, but my freehand isn’t the best, maybe on the next one.

youwashock wrote:Love seeing post-apoc car fight stuff. These look awesome.

Doesn’t everyone , thanks

dsteingass wrote:Lots of possibilities





Yep, lots of great options and pics to steal ideas from.

Photo drop

Cut the shell of the engine at an angle and glued it to some VCT as a base. Train went off track and half buried itself. I’ll get some filler around it in the future.

Two similar caboose aith missing top part. Each will get turrets mounted on that spot which will be removable so I can use them in a deathrCe or regular terrain.

Got to get back to work now.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/06/21 23:55:24


Post by: dsteingass


What a trainwreck this thread turned out to be


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/06/22 00:46:07


Post by: monkeytroll


Hard to keep track of it all.


Like the idea of removable turrets


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/06/22 15:31:42


Post by: SlaveToDorkness


Hopefully Theo doesn't get sidetracked or fully derailed by another project...



Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/06/22 18:37:16


Post by: dsteingass


Geez guys, all these puns are taking away from Theo's Platform here.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/06/22 21:06:44


Post by: Viktor von Domm


i guess that so much display of trains and train wrecks draw a lot of hobbos out from their dark hideouts...


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/06/22 22:43:09


Post by: Meer_Cat


Ssssh! Theo's trying to tie one on!


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/06/22 23:12:21


Post by: Theophony


dsteingass wrote:What a trainwreck this thread turned out to be

Humor like that and I’d tell you NOT to quit your day job....too late I guess from what you said n your thread though.
monkeytroll wrote:Hard to keep track of it all.


Like the idea of removable turrets

Multipurpose terrain pieces are a necessity...and help out in the end.

SlaveToDorkness wrote:Hopefully Theo doesn't get sidetracked or fully derailed by another project...


Oh I’m sure something else will switch me onto a new path.
dsteingass wrote:Geez guys, all these puns are taking away from Theo's Platform here.

What would a Dakka Thread be without all the glorious puns......BOLS thats what.

Viktor von Domm wrote:i guess that so much display of trains and train wrecks draw a lot of hobbos out from their dark hideouts...

You had to bring up hobos didn’t you . Our last house had train tracks directly across the street from our front door. Our real estate person tried to get us to buyANY other house because of the tracks specifically because she’s afraid of Hobbos . Never saw any in the 7 years we lived there.

Meer_Cat wrote:Ssssh! Theo's trying to tie one on!

Plenty of opportunity to do that even while keeping an eye peeled for hobbos or men with one arm.

Thanks guys, laughs are always needed and it’s good to see some of the old rail gang showing their heads again. Busy weekend here but I will endeavor to keep chugging along with my work as time permits. Got to keep on schedule or the conductor’s libel to toss me off before the next stop.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/06/23 00:39:10


Post by: ZergSmasher


 Theophony wrote:
Viktor von Domm wrote:i guess that so much display of trains and train wrecks draw a lot of hobbos out from their dark hideouts...

You had to bring up hobos didn’t you . Our last house had train tracks directly across the street from our front door. Our real estate person tried to get us to buyANY other house because of the tracks specifically because she’s afraid of Hobbos . Never saw any in the 7 years we lived there.

Would you say that estate agent was "Hobophobic"?

I'll see myself out...


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/06/23 01:28:02


Post by: Theophony


 ZergSmasher wrote:
 Theophony wrote:
Viktor von Domm wrote:i guess that so much display of trains and train wrecks draw a lot of hobbos out from their dark hideouts...

You had to bring up hobos didn’t you . Our last house had train tracks directly across the street from our front door. Our real estate person tried to get us to buyANY other house because of the tracks specifically because she’s afraid of Hobbos . Never saw any in the 7 years we lived there.

Would you say that estate agent was "Hobophobic"?

I'll see myself out...


No need , your “joke” qualifies you as someone of our caliber of humor.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/06/24 12:59:30


Post by: JoeRugby


Those are some great looking hot wheels

Love seeing a train wrecked or otherwise on a tabletop game now I've got the urge to do a 40k train again.....


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/06/24 18:20:23


Post by: Theophony


 JoeRugby wrote:
Those are some great looking hot wheels

Love seeing a train wrecked or otherwise on a tabletop game now I've got the urge to do a 40k train again.....


I loved that Battleof Maccragge train they did years ago. Would like to see an updated version if you tackle the project Joe.

Okay, need to start some planning. What color ground should I do around the train wreck? As it will match my board I’m going to do. I was thinking brown/red dirt, but also considering grey rocky/quarry look.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/06/24 18:41:38


Post by: Red Harvest


Somewhere out there is a 1/72 scale mini of Boxcar Willie. Mentioned in case you need a hobo for the trainwreck.

No idea about Hobo zombies...

Looks like a fun summer project. Osprey has some interesting games these days.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/06/25 11:16:01


Post by: Theophony


 Red Harvest wrote:
Somewhere out there is a 1/72 scale mini of Boxcar Willie. Mentioned in case you need a hobo for the trainwreck.

No idea about Hobo zombies...

Looks like a fun summer project. Osprey has some interesting games these days.

Not sure I need zombie hobos, but one of the missions in the book is ‘zombie bash’ which requires 10-20 zombies per team playing.

Well.... this is what my work area has become....

I need a maid. Or need to focus better.

But that doesn’t stop the purchases
Was wandering HobbyLobby the other day and found this....hackiesack I guess, because who would just have balls of fake plants on their counters? $4.99 before the 40% off coupon.

When you start pulling it apart it’s made of these 4twig parts

Which cut down make for some nice little scrub bushes.


Now to treat it like a tootsie pop and see how many there are till I find the center . I’ll post later what the grand total is.

Edit : it’s technically later....so 61 little 4 sprout stems, a couple were missing one on the stems, so about 240 little scrub bushes for $3 and tax . Oh and the center of the thing looks useful too...

Looks great as an obstacle for Gaslands


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/06/25 12:45:20


Post by: dsteingass


Tracks are always on a bit of a raised bed, and always have some sort of ballast. This is a good little article.
http://www.building-your-model-railroad.com/model-railroad-ballast.html
How many years has it been there?


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/06/25 12:53:30


Post by: Theophony


Edit2: so I had a package sitting on the counter for me for a few days. Didn’t even look at it since I hadn’t ordered anything and the replacement part I needed from Warlordgames was tiny (about the size of a space marine torso, a real marine not the Numarines ). But it was an overly packed box from Warlordgames with not only the missing part, a drum of x-launcher(think sci-fi mortar shells), but seven...yes 7 full x-launchers . Now that means I now have 8 x-launchers and only 7 drums of ammo, but I’m not complaining as the x-launcher teams (3 guys, the mortar and the ammo drum and a drone) run £12 each. I have plenty of drones and I can use basic troopers to fill in for the gunners, so I could have 8 teams of mortars now . I think I’ll actually use a few of the launchers as turrets for Gaslands and probably use the ammo drums to be rocket pods or mines .

Thanks Warlordgames ,

Also to note when I sent them the message about missing the part I did not mention that I am one of the MODs on their forum. I will follow up my email to them making sure it wasn’t a mistake sending me this stuff. I figure it’s probably all off of one pull in the mold and was just easier to send it all and get a little hobby Karma from your customer.


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 dsteingass wrote:
Tracks are always on a bit of a raised bed, and always have some sort of ballast. This is a good little article.
http://www.building-your-model-railroad.com/model-railroad-ballast.html
How many years has it been there?


Well......it isn’t post apocalypse, but still 2018.....I wasn’t planning on doing a ton of weathering, so I’d say not long. I’ll check out the article when I’m with my dad later. He’s drifting in and out and I have plenty of time sitting there.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/06/25 14:58:57


Post by: inmygravenimage


Looking good on the post-apocalpyse front. What you need is a Bag o' zombies from ZOMBIES!!! £10 or thereabouts for 100.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/06/26 04:16:48


Post by: SlaveToDorkness


 inmygravenimage wrote:
Looking good on the post-apocalpyse front. What you need is a Bag o' zombies from ZOMBIES!!! £10 or thereabouts for 100.


:::audible SMACK of palm to forehead:::

I knew I'd seen 20mm esq zombies around somewhere!

Thanks, IMGI!

So...I've downloaded the rules to Gaslands and spent the weekend reading them and perusing sites that sell the accessories. Got a game in with the wife and little Dorkness. She liked it and he absolutely can't stop talking about it! We went to Walmart today and searched out some good cars together. We bought about 20!


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/06/26 07:47:23


Post by: inmygravenimage


 SlaveToDorkness wrote:
 inmygravenimage wrote:
Looking good on the post-apocalpyse front. What you need is a Bag o' zombies from ZOMBIES!!! £10 or thereabouts for 100.


:::audible SMACK of palm to forehead:::

I knew I'd seen 20mm esq zombies around somewhere!

Thanks, IMGI!

So...I've downloaded the rules to Gaslands and spent the weekend reading them and perusing sites that sell the accessories. Got a game in with the wife and little Dorkness. She liked it and he absolutely can't stop talking about it! We went to Walmart today and searched out some good cars together. We bought about 20!


Happy to help. Love The Prphecy avatar BTW.

Really good cars for Gaslands are the hot wheels star wars, especially the Rebel ships. The X-wing is a Dune bug with little gatling guns, absolutely perfect.

If you really want to go to town, though, look at KORE Thinking. Their current stuff (and their new KS) is off the chart.
Lastly, although it's another game, Wreck and Ruin is on the same scale, a bit more self contained (KS ends in 5 days I think) but a neat thing is the models have peg slots for flame tokens


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/06/26 15:54:31


Post by: SlaveToDorkness


Thanks, I've always had a Walken avatar, this one is just the coolest so Far!

Those look interesting, but I don't think I can justify the cost when Hot Wheels are $0.96!
Weapons packs might be cool though.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/06/26 17:11:25


Post by: Theophony


inmygravenimage wrote:
 SlaveToDorkness wrote:
 inmygravenimage wrote:
Looking good on the post-apocalpyse front. What you need is a Bag o' zombies from ZOMBIES!!! £10 or thereabouts for 100.


:::audible SMACK of palm to forehead:::

I knew I'd seen 20mm esq zombies around somewhere!

Thanks, IMGI!

So...I've downloaded the rules to Gaslands and spent the weekend reading them and perusing sites that sell the accessories. Got a game in with the wife and little Dorkness. She liked it and he absolutely can't stop talking about it! We went to Walmart today and searched out some good cars together. We bought about 20!


Happy to help. Love The Prphecy avatar BTW.

Really good cars for Gaslands are the hot wheels star wars, especially the Rebel ships. The X-wing is a Dune bug with little gatling guns, absolutely perfect.

If you really want to go to town, though, look at KORE Thinking. Their current stuff (and their new KS) is off the chart.
Lastly, although it's another game, Wreck and Ruin is on the same scale, a bit more self contained (KS ends in 5 days I think) but a neat thing is the models have peg slots for flame tokens


SlaveToDorkness wrote:Thanks, I've always had a Walken avatar, this one is just the coolest so Far!

Those look interesting, but I don't think I can justify the cost when Hot Wheels are $0.96!
Weapons packs might be cool though.


I’m with Slavetodorkness on the cost per car, but some of the Star Wars ones were very tempting. I like the peg holes for flames, but as the cards in Gaslands have check off for damage I think it will be easier to track that way. Besides I have a feeling I’ll be making some explosion and flame templates here soon enough .

Glad you like the game and little dorkness is interested too, or did I misread it and it’s too he’s wife who can’t stop talking about it? If so then double score .

Well I need a stress relief project (reason spoilered below), so it’s table time.

The back side of my 3’x5’ grass table, currently being inspected by our 1year old kitten Tallulah , yes she is THAT stinking cute.
Im using a technique from Mel the terrain tutor , one of my favorite gaming youtubers.

Basically watered down drywall filler for the first coat so the water gets absorbed into the MDF and it bonds better. Then you wait for that layer to dry and then you stiple on the filler using a nylon brush making sure not to leave any clumps.

Really hard to see the effect since it’s still wet and all white reflecting the light, but we will see how it turns out after it dries and I can paint it using cheap Walmart craft paint and then highlighting by drybrushing it.

I’m using the 3x5 table for Gaslands as I had it already for my sons Christmas tree train table base. Now the table will be a train wreck table most of the time. It also fits perfect on our old kitchen table which has been moved to the basement for an arts and crafts table.

Also while getting everything ready I stumbled across something I thought got thrown out.

Fine gauge metal mesh that I used on the back of the prison car. I’d been looking around for it, but it was hiding better than that stupid Mantis Marine I was painting for Gits competition way back and it got lost hiding amongst terrain that got put away for like 4 months .

Spoiler time
Spoiler:
So life is happening...well not life so much. Anyone who’s been reading my stuff for a while may recall me mentioning my mom having emergency surgery over 2.5 years ago where they removed her stomach after it ruptured. While waiting for that surgery to finish, my dad was rushed into his own surgery for his kidneys as they had ceased functioning and the doctor noticed it while telling us about moms chances. Both survived the surgeries, mom is actually in the best health of my life (44years next week), but dad has been on a slow decline as the doctor gave him 3years max after surgery. His Sister, my aunt passed away about a month ago and since then dads gradual decline has just plummeted. Twice we have been on the brink of having his right leg amputated as the dialysis has hardened up two of the three veins that go to his foot and no circulation is getting past the ankle. Constant infections and antibiotics have caused dramatic mental decline. Dad has been given permission to switch to hospice as he has full fledged Dimentia now, which means he can stop Dialysis anytime and the doctor says in his condition he would only last 3 days maximum. I spent the day with him at his hospital yesterday and it was worse than all the other visits with him now in a waking sleep, sleep eating the food he is dreaming about. He was doing all the hand motions of pulling leaves of lettuce of the head and putting it to his mouth and chewing all while being completely asleep but with his eyes wide open.

Luckily when all the surgeries transpired we got medical power of attorney established and got his wishes documented with the lawyers and social workers on what extent of life support and when to “pull the plug”.

IF YOU HAVEN’T TAKEN THE TIME TO TALK TO YOUR PARENTS, SPOUSES OR LOVED ONES ABOUT WHAT MEASURES THEY WANT TAKEN IF SOMETHING STUPID LIKE THIS HAPPENS, THE WALK AWAY FROM THE SCREEN NOW AND CALL THEM. I CANNOT STRESS THIS ENOUGH. ITS ONLY BECAUSE WE GOT THIS TAKEN CARE OF ALMOST3 YEARS AGO THAT THERE IS ANY PEACE OF MIND. rant ended.

Anyway, my stress level over the last few months has been way too high, so I have taken a leave of absence from work to spend these last day s with dad. What you see above is about 2 hours of work squeezed in when I’m supposed to be sleeping but cannot.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/06/26 19:37:15


Post by: SlaveToDorkness


Oh, damn, that sucks, Theo. I've lost two grandparents to Alzheimer's and all I can say is focus on the good times. I'll pray for you and him.

The board looks good so far. I'm actually thinking about one too. I've seen a technique similar in ceiling texture where you thickly stipple the mud on then sand the top layer flat. Kinda looks like a dry riverbed but is fairly even for models to sit on.

Little Dorkness is the chatterbox btw. The Mrs. Thinks it's ok but probably will like it better when she's not playing already tired. We got started a bit late and went until 11 pm. She was kinda glad when her car exploded...lol


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/06/26 20:49:37


Post by: Theophony


 SlaveToDorkness wrote:
Oh, damn, that sucks, Theo. I've lost two grandparents to Alzheimer's and all I can say is focus on the good times. I'll pray for you and him.

The board looks good so far. I'm actually thinking about one too. I've seen a technique similar in ceiling texture where you thickly stipple the mud on then sand the top layer flat. Kinda looks like a dry riverbed but is fairly even for models to sit on.

Little Dorkness is the chatterbox btw. The Mrs. Thinks it's ok but probably will like it better when she's not playing already tired. We got started a bit late and went until 11 pm. She was kinda glad when her car exploded...lol


Thanks Slavetodorkness ,
Spoiler:
prayers always appreciated, just glad Dad isn’t afraid and knows God.

Glad the little one is enjoying it, it isn’t to difficult, though we are still working out a few rules.

Well progress is measured in pictures today.
Base paint color started in the corner, rich deep brown.

Drybrushed outwards over the white just so you could get an idea of the texture that was accomplished. It is basically flat, not enough height difference to cause wobble effect. Finished color will be mostly the dark brown with lighter orange/brown highlights. Full brown coat is now on and drying.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/06/26 20:57:02


Post by: Fango


Hey Theo, I picked this game up a few months back as well and grabbed some templates and dice from a US-based Etsy shop (flying the Friends of Gaslands flag of course!). So far, I've only played a single game with my 14 year old son, but we both enjoyed it immensely! That hasnt stopped me from grabbing a few hotwheels every time I walk down the toy isle in Target...I've amassed quite a few more than I will probably end up using...

Great work on the cars and I'm loving the crashed train scenery! May I ask what you are using for race gates? I'm looking for ideas myself...

Keep up the great work!

Edit: I just read about your dad, and man, that just sucks... I hope that things go peacefully for him and that you and the rest of your family are doing ok. My thoughts are with you.



Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/06/26 21:47:21


Post by: Theophony


 Fango wrote:
Hey Theo, I picked this game up a few months back as well and grabbed some templates and dice from a US-based Etsy shop (flying the Friends of Gaslands flag of course!). So far, I've only played a single game with my 14 year old son, but we both enjoyed it immensely! That hasnt stopped me from grabbing a few hotwheels every time I walk down the toy isle in Target...I've amassed quite a few more than I will probably end up using...

Great work on the cars and I'm loving the crashed train scenery! May I ask what you are using for race gates? I'm looking for ideas myself...

Keep up the great work!

Edit: I just read about your dad, and man, that just sucks... I hope that things go peacefully for him and that you and the rest of your family are doing ok. My thoughts are with you.



Thanks Fango . I appreciate the thoughts.

Gaslands is great and addictive, even those $0.94 add up at walmart . I haven’t made official Gates yet, but I’m thinking of using Mantic Battlezone half tiles stuck together with bits on the ends to make them the correct size. I should work on them soon, finishing the table first. I’ll post pics here soon.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/06/26 23:19:26


Post by: Meer_Cat


Table is looking good, Theo- I'm in need of a display base to take pictures of things on so all y'all can stop admiring my kitchen counters. You're giving me some great ideas to work with on a smaller scale project to start- but eventually I'm going to need a good set of battle boards myself!

Spoiler:
Very sorry to hear what you're going through, and our prayers (me and the missus) have you and your family in them by name. The fact that we all have an end to us doesn't make dealing with it any easier. You're absolutely right about many things you've mentioned: we should talk with our loved ones NOW, have the difficult conversation when times are good, so everyone is prepared and there is no speculation as to what our loved ones wanted; be unafraid in the face of difficulties because we know, love and fear our Maker; take time for the little things as well as make time for the big things.




Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/06/26 23:20:45


Post by: ZergSmasher


I'm liking the Gaslands stuff, and I look forward to seeing how that board turns out. Lucky finds with all those old toy train cars to use; they'll make very thematic post-apocalyptic obstacles.

Also, I'm very sorry to hear about your dad. Losing any relative is tough, especially if there's mental decline as well. Just remember the good times, and comfort yourself that he's going to a better place. Prayers for you and your family in this hard time.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/06/27 02:04:35


Post by: monkeytroll


All this talk makes me want to go grab some hotwheels and cut them up. You're a bad influence, all of you

Nice cheap way to base the table, that should look excellent for dirty, dusty, gun-toting races.


And sorry to hear that man, thoughts are with you and yours.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/06/27 21:01:30


Post by: Dr H


Good work on the train crash.
Good find in the plant-ball-thing.
Good thoughts on the table.

Bad news. All the best.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/06/29 00:31:28


Post by: Red Harvest


I'm sorry to hear about your father. My best wishes and prayers to you and your family.

I can see how easily this gaslands addicts people. I don't have anyone to play against me though, so I may have some immunity here. My gaming group is going all in on board games and RPGs for now. Ah well.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/06/29 01:01:40


Post by: SlaveToDorkness


Addict, addict?! I can stop whenever I want! I needed to get grape jelly, that's why I went to Walmart today....the toy aisle just happens to be on the way to the jelly aisle...if I come in from the car service department... I just bought five more cars, man. Fives much better than the ten I bought this last weekend.... Don't judge me man...they were perfect for Gaslands! I practically HAD to get them.


Damn, I'm out of peanut butter! Where's my car keys?


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/06/29 01:43:40


Post by: Meer_Cat


Hahaha SlavetoDarkness- slave to your addiction, you mean! Now excuse me whilst I hit 'send' on this latest order for Robogear/Technolog junk......


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/06/29 04:58:16


Post by: Red Harvest


 SlaveToDorkness wrote:
...I just bought five more cars, man. Fives much better than the ten I bought this last weekend....

Damn, I'm out of peanut butter! Where's my car keys?
Considering that you now have 15 cars, it should be easy enough to find one of the sets.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/06/29 22:03:03


Post by: Theophony


Meer_Cat wrote:Table is looking good, Theo- I'm in need of a display base to take pictures of things on so all y'all can stop admiring my kitchen counters. You're giving me some great ideas to work with on a smaller scale project to start- but eventually I'm going to need a good set of battle boards myself!

Spoiler:
Very sorry to hear what you're going through, and our prayers (me and the missus) have you and your family in them by name. The fact that we all have an end to us doesn't make dealing with it any easier. You're absolutely right about many things you've mentioned: we should talk with our loved ones NOW, have the difficult conversation when times are good, so everyone is prepared and there is no speculation as to what our loved ones wanted; be unafraid in the face of difficulties because we know, love and fear our Maker; take time for the little things as well as make time for the big things.



The idea for this came straight from a Terrain Tutor display board video. Very easy. Though I botched the drybrush and had to rebasecoat the board. He did his as a 2x2 board.

ZergSmasher wrote:I'm liking the Gaslands stuff, and I look forward to seeing how that board turns out. Lucky finds with all those old toy train cars to use; they'll make very thematic post-apocalyptic obstacles.

Also, I'm very sorry to hear about your dad. Losing any relative is tough, especially if there's mental decline as well. Just remember the good times, and comfort yourself that he's going to a better place. Prayers for you and your family in this hard time.

I’m lucky to have a train store the next street over, and he buys old sets and anything he cannot fix goes cheap .

monkeytroll wrote:All this talk makes me want to go grab some hotwheels and cut them up. You're a bad influence, all of you

Nice cheap way to base the table, that should look excellent for dirty, dusty, gun-toting races.


And sorry to hear that man, thoughts are with you and yours.

Hot wheels are soooooo much cheaper than anything GW related. You can even splurge and buy fancy ones for less than most character models .

Dr H wrote:Good work on the train crash.
Good find in the plant-ball-thing.
Good thoughts on the table.

Bad news. All the best.

Thanks Dr. H, I hope the plant ball terrain pieces work out. Such a great way to get loads of scatter for cheap.

Red Harvest wrote:I'm sorry to hear about your father. My best wishes and prayers to you and your family.

I can see how easily this gaslands addicts people. I don't have anyone to play against me though, so I may have some immunity here. My gaming group is going all in on board games and RPGs for now. Ah well.

Show it to the gaming group. I’m sure they will fall into it. It has really blown up. I’ve been watching miniaturemarkets daily page which shows what they get in every day and how many. Over the last two weeks they have gotten about 40 of the rulebooks in. That’s a good sign for popularity.

SlaveToDorkness wrote:Addict, addict?! I can stop whenever I want! I needed to get grape jelly, that's why I went to Walmart today....the toy aisle just happens to be on the way to the jelly aisle...if I come in from the car service department... I just bought five more cars, man. Fives much better than the ten I bought this last weekend.... Don't judge me man...they were perfect for Gaslands! I practically HAD to get them.


Damn, I'm out of peanut butter! Where's my car keys?

Right next to the rulebook, might as well double check the rulebook to see what you have and what might be useful if it happens to fall into your basket.

Meer_Cat wrote:Hahaha SlavetoDarkness- slave to your addiction, you mean! Now excuse me whilst I hit 'send' on this latest order for Robogear/Technolog junk......

Technolog is Russian for Mantic.

Red Harvest wrote:
 SlaveToDorkness wrote:
...I just bought five more cars, man. Fives much better than the ten I bought this last weekend....

Damn, I'm out of peanut butter! Where's my car keys?
Considering that you now have 15 cars, it should be easy enough to find one of the sets.

And if not just strap the cars to your shoes and get some exercise roller skating to walmart

So. Been busy with dad. He has not given up on Dialysis, but it’s not helping, not even keeping him level anymore. But until he decides otherwise, we carry on.

I botched the drybrushing of the board and had to repaint it.

I’ll try a different method tomorrow, and a much lighter highlight for contrast.
I didn’t like all black for my Rutherford team, so I’m repainting with more of a desert theme. Plus new vehicles. Guns to be added after basecoated on the rest of the models.

The one with the tarp is cool because the tarp comes off.

I think it will Cary the 125mm cannon on the back

One nice thing about going to see dad I see that Miniaturemarket’s new retail store is on the way home. I picked up a deal of the day from wed/Thursday: Super Dungeon Explorer super ninja ambush for $10.

I don’t play that game and not really a fan of Chibi figs, but it comes with two of the same Oni which I thought could work in Test of Honour...They are big...actually BIG is an understatement. They are HUGE.

I was hoping the four lanterns which one of them in the above picture could work in the game a small well. I guess I’ll figure something else out with them.

While in the store I picked up a store special Robotech RPG Tactics (missed the cluster of a Kickstarter due to funds thank God), but they have over 1000 of the core boxes online for $45. In store they are $30(limit one per person) I grabbed one because I want the dice, and at less than a $1 per model I’ll eventually suffer through building them. I might grab a couple more boxes over the coming weeks . It’s like Sedition Wars part 2.

I was a huge Robotech fan growing up. Watched the show as soon as I got off the school bus everyday. I still have 3 of my transformer Jetfire(Rick Hunter Valkyries), I had 5 at one point. I also have a Scott Bernard Alpha Fighter that’s Metal, but one of the wings is busted. I know people are pissed off about getting ripped on the game, but I look forward to creating fighter wings and masses of Battlepods.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/07/01 03:43:07


Post by: Theophony


So I was assembling some of the Robotech figs today... started with the Zentradi...no pictures right now. They were decent to put together, but some parts were so fiddley that they broke coming off the sprue .

I was struck by inspiration while making them. I think I have a unique idea of how to paint them.
Spoiler:

They will be yellow like Despicable Me Minions

Wish me luck it’s the one center eye I’m sure of it . I think the leader will have to be Gru. I hope I don’t paint the Veritechs purple and give them fuzzy hair.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/07/01 04:36:44


Post by: inmygravenimage


Sounds like a lot of fun. A while back someone did tau in that scheme on here, I forget who, and gitsplitta is thinking of minion killakans. Despicable inspiration indeed!


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/07/02 12:12:06


Post by: Theophony


 inmygravenimage wrote:
Sounds like a lot of fun. A while back someone did tau in that scheme on here, I forget who, and gitsplitta is thinking of minion killakans. Despicable inspiration indeed!


I’ll have to go dig that up just to get inspiration. Not sure that I’ll actually do it, but as all the pods have single “eyes” which could easily get silver trim it is hard not to consider it.

Anyway. Little progress is still some progress.
3gaslands Gates done.

Each uses 3 Mantic building 1/2wide pieces for overall length and then some struts upwards to make the space between almost perfect for the actual gate size. Maybe 1mm too narrow, but good enough for government work.

2 more boxcar terrain pieces.


And lastly a stacked piece. It used to have a searchlight mounted on it, but I think a big gun might make its home up on the perch. I think I might have special rules for this terrain piece where extra victory points are given for threading the needle between the cars and under the bridge.


Have a doctors appointment for myself today, dealing with family stuff is taking it’s toll and I need some preventative measures to keep me sane. Seeing everyone here on Dakkadakka is going through some hell right now helps me remember it’s not shameful to ask for some help.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/07/03 00:01:13


Post by: Meer_Cat


Watching this project with interest! The open decking on that crane car sans crane has a lot of possibilities....


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 7001/07/04 00:54:59


Post by: Maniac_nmt


That looks to be shaping up nicely. One of our club members has said they want to run Garlands for us one night. I will be interested to see how it plays.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/07/03 01:05:47


Post by: Fango


Terrain is looking great, and I like your solution for race gates! I'm still not sure what I'm going to do for mine...I dont have any Mantic terrain, and don't feel like buying it specifically for this...I may go lasercut MDF or 3D printed in the end...we'll see.

Keep up the great work!


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/07/03 01:09:39


Post by: Theophony


 Meer_Cat wrote:
Watching this project with interest! The open decking on that crane car sans crane has a lot of possibilities....

Thanks Meer_Cat . Lots of possibilities, and still kicking around ideas.

This morning I added the basing texture(drywall filler) on all the box car terrain and Gates. I have to find the rest of my Mantic stuff to make at least one more gate and I have a few more box cars still to put on bases,but progress is still happening.

Also came up with an idea for the next set of terrain for Gaslands. I need a shed load of crummy cars so I can build Autohenge (or Carhenge) https://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/2606 Basically a nutty American copied off of an even nuttier Canadian and built a replica of Stonehenge using American made cars . The Canadian (Autohenge) only lasted a short while due to lawsuits, but Carhenge has been around for sometime and even went up on sale a few years ago. I think having parts of it as scatter terrain would be fun. Now I just need to find a place with loads of cheap cars. I might have to hit up the local goodwills and Savers and buy up their bags of toy cars.

I took a drive past the FLGS today and saw in their consignment section a copy of Guildball Kick-off. It has everything and is supposedly in mint condition for $35, Regularly $70. I’ve contemplated grabbing it before and it does have a certain draw to it. I need another game like a hole in my head, but it’s a great price and tomorrow’s they do double points for purchases, so it might happen . I haven’t even finished building all the Robotech stuff yet and I see why people were pissed at it. Crappy instructions and parts are not labeled, such a pain.



Automatically Appended Next Post:
Maniac_nmt wrote:That looks to be shaping up nicely. One of our club members has said they want to run Garlands for us one night. I will be interested to see how it plays.


Definitely take them up on it. Fun game that doesn’t take much and could easily be a filler game for when friends are just in the mood for a beer and Pretzel sort of night.

Fango wrote:Terrain is looking great, and I like your solution for race gates! I'm still not sure what I'm going to do for mine...I dont have any Mantic terrain, and don't feel like buying it specifically for this...I may go lasercut MDF or 3D printed in the end...we'll see.

Keep up the great work!

Race Gates only have to be wide enough for a long template to fit between the two sides. It’s easy enough to cut your own base out of whatever material you prefer and then put any type of scatter on either ends. Stack some junk cars, make some scale sized barrels/boxes, use flickering tea light candles with steal wool smoke, tire walls (I keep forgetting to check and see if LEGO wheels would work out scale wise . I am planning on using some dead zone terrain sprue bits as scatter as well. You could also make some Jersey barriers pretty easy.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/07/03 01:48:13


Post by: Meer_Cat


Don't forget the Cadillac Ranch!





Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/07/03 01:56:03


Post by: Maniac_nmt


How well would this game work with legos? My kids would have a ball building their own cars.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/07/03 02:48:39


Post by: Theophony


Meer_Cat wrote:Don't forget the Cadillac Ranch!




I thought about the Cadillac Ranch, but it didn’t have the aesthetics of curves and stuff that Carhenge has, lots of turns and spaces to doge in and out of.

Maniac_nmt wrote:How well would this game work with legos? My kids would have a ball building their own cars.

I think it could easily be played with LEGO cars . People have adapted the rules to larger and smaller scale cars already, and I think the thrill of custom builds would be (just like everything in life) even better with LEGO.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/07/03 23:14:05


Post by: Theophony


Spoiler:
the Doctors and nurses said that Gangrene has set into my dad’s foot. Combined with his rapid mental decline and slim chance of him surviving an amputation which would just delay the inevitable we have moved dad to Hospice and stopped Dialysis. His primary doctor said he would only last 3 days tops without Dialysis. Pain meds are being given per usual Hospice care, which will hopefully allow him to get some peace and rest. When we talked to him about dying last week he said he wasn’t afraid because he knows God. I’m glad he won’t be suffering anymore as the last few weeks have been Hell.

It’s terrible that I want him to go tomorrow on the 4th of July (Freedom indeed), because the 5th is my birthday and I don’t want that yearly reminder. Though my Aunt’s (Dad’s sister who is a Nun) birthday is the day her mom died in the hospital and then her dad died in his sleep that same night still on her birthday .

I might be on here, might not, depending how I handle it all.

Thanks for your thoughts and prayers in advance.


On positive side, my mom gave me a generous Bday present in advance. So I stopped and bought that copy of guildhall (which had never been opened) and the last copy of B-Siegedarkness and Fury for half price also. I wanted the figs since they are less than $1 each at that price and I’ll figure something to do with them. The trolls can be used for Bloodbowl if nothing else.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/07/03 23:24:29


Post by: monkeytroll


Ah man, thoughts are indeed with you.

We'll expect you when we see you.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/07/03 23:29:13


Post by: Sinful Hero


Praying for you and your family Theophany.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/07/04 00:37:30


Post by: SlaveToDorkness


Damn, my birthday was yesterday. I hope you can salvage some good in it. Like I said before, just remember the good times and share stories with your family. Memories can be healing. Praying for you and yours, as is my Sunday school class. At least you have the peace of knowing where he's going.

For a Christian it isn't "goodbye", it is "until I see you again".

I got a check from my mom for my birthday and it's going straight into Gaslands supplies!


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/07/04 01:48:49


Post by: Red Harvest


My hopes are that everything happens peacefully, Theo. Take care of the family first. Which of course you'll do.



Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/07/04 13:33:56


Post by: inmygravenimage


Big love brother from another mother. Also woo, more toys.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/07/04 17:03:25


Post by: JoeRugby


hobby stuff is coming along great

Spoiler:
Massively sorry for whats happening, I can only hope everything works out and life starts being a bit better. I hope us degenerates on the forum can support and help even slightly


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/07/05 18:46:34


Post by: Theophony


Thanks guys . Not enough time for proper update. Silliness so the sake of trying to take my mind off stuff.

Minion battlepod.


Our family appreciates all the prayers and well wishes. It I should indeed a troubling time. Seems plenty of us Dakkadakka Degenerates are feeling bummed and taking a kicking from life and his cronies Stupid and Annoying.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/07/05 19:57:31


Post by: monkeytroll


Hah...yes, and indeed yes Nothing wrong with a touch of silliness now and again, especially when it has results like that.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/07/05 20:29:28


Post by: JoeRugby


Ooooooo Bannana......



Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/07/06 23:41:33


Post by: ZergSmasher


I'm a Christian as well, so I second having the attitude of a fellow believer's death as a temporary parting. It's still rough, but I hope that thought and all of our well wishes from here in Dakkaland can help you get through it.

I do love that Minion walker thing!


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/07/07 06:42:45


Post by: Llamahead


Banana objective markers? Thirding SlavetoDorkness and Zergsmashers sentiments here as well.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/07/08 19:43:27


Post by: Theophony


Thank you everyone.

I received a call from my sister at 2 am saying it wasn’t going to be long. I rushed over to the hospice center and spent 11 hours as my dad and he finally passed peacefully around 1:30 this afternoon.

My family and I thank you all for your prayers and well wishes.



Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/07/08 20:10:42


Post by: Viktor von Domm


having lost both my parents and grandparents in my absence...and a very estranged and messed up family history... i think it will be good for you and your healing process to have been there...that can´t be taken away from you.
my best wishes for the oncoming days, these wont be easy...but then you went to hardships the last weeks if not years too. but having been through all these hard times earlier shows how strong you are! again, my best wishes for you and your loved ones!


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/07/08 22:57:07


Post by: Red Harvest


I'm very sorry, Theo. Even when you know it's going to happen, it doesn't lessen the blow. The opportunity to say a proper good-bye is a blessing.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/07/09 00:13:50


Post by: Camkierhi


All the love and prayers I can muster are with you and your family. It is both hard and terrible, but sometimes a slight blessing. I wish only fond memories for you and your family of someone who must have been a great man, to have raised you so well bud.

Dakka it seems is a truly wonderful place full of the best humanity can be, considering the subject that's a bit odd, but a finer bunch of gentlemen you will not find anywhere. We are here in what ever capacity we can be.

Love that silly walker, excellent.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/07/09 00:18:47


Post by: monkeytroll


So sorry Theo, but glad you got to spend that final time together. Thoughts with you and yours.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/07/09 00:43:31


Post by: ZergSmasher


Sorry for your loss, Theo. Just remember, he's in a better place now, untroubled by failing health. Like everyone else is saying, we're all here for you in this hard time.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/07/09 01:49:25


Post by: Meer_Cat


Hang tough Theo. There's nothing I can say that everyone else here hasn't already said- and probably better- so I'll simply add that you and your family are also in my family's prayers and for you to holler if there is anything we can do to help. God bless.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/07/09 22:15:27


Post by: JoeRugby


Sorry Theo, all the best mate


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/07/10 00:52:03


Post by: Theophony


Viktor von Domm wrote:having lost both my parents and grandparents in my absence...and a very estranged and messed up family history... i think it will be good for you and your healing process to have been there...that can´t be taken away from you.
my best wishes for the oncoming days, these wont be easy...but then you went to hardships the last weeks if not years too. but having been through all these hard times earlier shows how strong you are! again, my best wishes for you and your loved ones!

Vik, I remember the strain you were under when you found out about your parents. Rest assured you are still in my prayers. I appreciate all the invite you have provided over the years and your continual friendship.

Red Harvest wrote:I'm very sorry, Theo. Even when you know it's going to happen, it doesn't lessen the blow. The opportunity to say a proper good-bye is a blessing.

It was indeed good. I only wish I didn’t see the final days/ hours as his mental condition worsened so terribly, but I know he appreciated all four of his children and his wife being there at the end.

Camkierhi wrote:All the love and prayers I can muster are with you and your family. It is both hard and terrible, but sometimes a slight blessing. I wish only fond memories for you and your family of someone who must have been a great man, to have raised you so well bud.

Dakka it seems is a truly wonderful place full of the best humanity can be, considering the subject that's a bit odd, but a finer bunch of gentlemen you will not find anywhere. We are here in what ever capacity we can be.

Love that silly walker, excellent.

Cam, I know the stress and strain you have been under with your family’s health issues as well as your own. We pray for your healing and peace constantly. Thank you for your support as ever.

monkeytroll wrote:So sorry Theo, but glad you got to spend that final time together. Thoughts with you and yours.

Thanks MT, it was nice talking with my father over the last few weeks. Got lots of interesting stories.

ZergSmasher wrote:Sorry for your loss, Theo. Just remember, he's in a better place now, untroubled by failing health. Like everyone else is saying, we're all here for you in this hard time.

Thanks Zergsmasher . He is indeed in a better place. He joins his little sister who proceeded him by a few weeks. They didn’t get to see each other much over the last 20 years or so, so I am sure they are catching up.

Meer_Cat wrote:Hang tough Theo. There's nothing I can say that everyone else here hasn't already said- and probably better- so I'll simply add that you and your family are also in my family's prayers and for you to holler if there is anything we can do to help. God bless.

Thanks Meer_Cat. Prayers and well wishes are always appreciated, doesn’t matter what order they come in.

JoeRugby wrote:Sorry Theo, all the best mate

Thanks Joe .

Well had to do some shopping to get proper attire for the kids and the service this morning. My suit isn’t at the cleaners and I’ll be picking it up in the morning. Obituary written, signed off on and all but the flowers ordered.

This morning I got a bit of time to work on some BtGoA models. Getting close to finishing off the C3M4 drone, just some weapons, engines and exhausts to complete.




The basing materials from the plant ball and the dollar store have been used. Let me know how you think it looks.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/07/10 20:32:17


Post by: inmygravenimage


Lovely modelling and great colours schemes. All thoughts and etc with you and yours.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/07/12 10:09:14


Post by: Theophony


 inmygravenimage wrote:
Lovely modelling and great colours schemes. All thoughts and etc with you and yours.

Thanks Graven, there’s a lot to do with it, but I’m loving the outcome, especially enjoying the basing.

Well Josh wanted me to work on Test of Honour stuff. I haven’t really had the urge, but I got two of these Oni in a Miniaturemarket deal of the day last week some time, so I thought I’d paint one up. Even though they have a comic book style to them I think it works for a mythical creature in the setting. No rules for it and it’s still very WIP. I am currently calling him Oni no Beatstick


And more work on my BtGoA concord,getting some paint on the drop troops.


Also getting more units all ready. Still rethinking the color of the Ghar models I have. I had painted them up like Iron Warriors, but they will all be revisited in the future.



Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/07/12 12:16:22


Post by: dsteingass


Sorry for your Loss Theo. I lost my old man 17 years ago. You never stop missing them, but time makes it better. The waiting part is no fun.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/07/12 18:55:17


Post by: Red Harvest


Those plants work nicely on that base. Very nice xeriscaping... or micro-xeriscaping, as it were. Those plants were dollar store finds, or hobby store finds?

I've said it elsewhere, work at your pace. All cool content is much appreciated, when an what you can post. I know just how overwhelming RL can be at times like this.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/07/13 17:25:48


Post by: Theophony


dsteingass wrote:Sorry for your Loss Theo. I lost my old man 17 years ago. You never stop missing them, but time makes it better. The waiting part is no fun.

Thanks Dave, sorry to hear about yours. The funeral yesterday helped. Very well attended, over 200 family and friends showed up to pay respects. I had no idea how many people my dad influenced in his life.

Red Harvest wrote:Those plants work nicely on that base. Very nice xeriscaping... or micro-xeriscaping, as it were. Those plants were dollar store finds, or hobby store finds?

I've said it elsewhere, work at your pace. All cool content is much appreciated, when an what you can post. I know just how overwhelming RL can be at times like this.

The taller plants were dollar store finds, the short plants were from the plant ball I got at Hobby Lobby, after the coupon it was only a few dollars.

I ran to the FLGS yesterday after the funeral, picked up a few paints and washes to resupply. The wash is what I use in conjunction with the Vallejo desert sand texture to make the bases on the concord figures. While there I stopped by the aquarium supply place a couple doors down and found a package of blue alien looking plants to add some terrain which I made this morning. Sadly I forgot to take a picture of the plant before chopping it up .

So this mornings work.

The larger piece on the far left of the screen is made out of the “sinker” base of the plant.

The sinker has kept the fern base which it came with, but then got some of the plants from the vegetation ball added to it.


The blue and white plants are the new ones I got yesterday. They came linked together about 8” tall.

Some of the rocky outcrops with vegetation from the ball plant. I cut some of the plants into much smaller pieces as well.

A few still need to dry before I can paint the base trim (Bugman glow).


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/07/13 17:49:22


Post by: Fango


Condolences for you and your family, Theo.




Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/07/13 19:21:45


Post by: monkeytroll


A veritable xeno-forest growing across your hobby desk.....


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/07/13 20:07:08


Post by: Red Harvest


Thanks Theo. those plants are perfect for the desert themed table I plan to finish...some day.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/07/14 15:59:30


Post by: Dr H


Nice plant work, Theo'.

Sorry for your loss. All the best.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/07/14 18:09:12


Post by: Theophony


Fango wrote:Condolences for you and your family, Theo.



Thanks Fango, we are under the belief that it was a blessing for him as the pain is done now. Not great for us, but we’ll see him again.

monkeytroll wrote:A veritable xeno-forest growing across your hobby desk.....

Growing even more soon. I stopped at Walmart on my way home last night and bought some aquarium plants. Stopped by Petsmart today and found some more....and possibly a third cat GOD HELP US!, and just got home from hobby lobby and found 2 more sources of plants . All spent $25-30, but more than enough for a table or 2...possibly 3.

Red Harvest wrote:Thanks Theo. those plants are perfect for the desert themed table I plan to finish...some day.

Hobby lobby has 50% off of some tabletop plants ending today. I grabbed one which should get me quit a bit and another that I used the 40% coupon on so I got a bag full of plants for under $10.

Dr H wrote:Nice plant work, Theo'.

Sorry for your loss. All the best.

Thanks Dr. H, I think the plants are coming along nicely too.

I’ll try and snap some pics of the new plants today, wife will be home shortly and we may drive out to buy a new...slightly used, cat...or two .

Edit: so.....we have two new kittens...four cats total .

Here’s pics of the plants I got.

The ball of new plants from Hobby Lobby

And the floral pot also from hobby lobby


The aquarium plants, 25 plants for $6


The Walmart grass
$1.97
3 Walmart colored plants $.97 each


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/07/15 09:31:04


Post by: Llamahead


Good work on the plants and luck with the cats. Life go's on its what your Dad wants.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/07/15 15:51:30


Post by: Theophony


 Llamahead wrote:
Good work on the plants and luck with the cats. Life go's on its what your Dad wants.

I’m sure dad didn’t want us to sulk, he wanted the best for us. Not sure how he would of felt about more cats.

Well, more jungle.

And I took the pot from the one foliage piece I got at Hobby Lobby and added a Sedition Wars terrain pack door to it.

Hot glue is drying, once it gets done the door trim and roof will get sand added to it to match the ground around it. I haven’t decided if I’ll do the whole building in the sand mix, the pot has a nice paint job that kind of fits the colors. I left enough space around the side of the building for some landscaping/ building/scatter.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/07/15 17:55:16


Post by: ZergSmasher


The pot building looks like it belongs in Mos Eisley or something. Very cool! Also great use of the fake plants for terrain. If and when I ever have my own gaming table, I'll probably steal these ideas.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/07/16 14:34:09


Post by: dsteingass


Oh Man, those look great! I want to do some jungle stuff now!


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/07/16 14:55:59


Post by: Viktor von Domm


i really like how you got the door frame done...i always struggle with the connection from round/ sloped to straight...


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/07/16 17:42:38


Post by: Theophony


ZergSmasher wrote:The pot building looks like it belongs in Mos Eisley or something. Very cool! Also great use of the fake plants for terrain. If and when I ever have my own gaming table, I'll probably steal these ideas.

Ive always wanted a full table of terrain, I’ve got plenty of bulkheads and random stuff, but this is my first foray into a cohesive table.

dsteingass wrote:Oh Man, those look great! I want to do some jungle stuff now!

I think your Imperial Guard demand it

Viktor von Domm wrote:i really like how you got the door frame done...i always struggle with the connection from round/ sloped to straight...

I was struggling with the door frame and the straight to round. Finally I said it, get it close and fill with hot glue .

Well, it still needs the door to get final touches, but I think it’s getting close to the finish line.

The door had been primed a long time ago and something in the primer caused it to not accept paint well. Not sure why, but still working around that.

Stone walkway and some landscaping because not all aliens are evil hillbillies.

Rear of the house showing the side garden.

Not sure about the roof as it is just flat right now. I want minimalistic features as it is a safe haven, so no windows or exposed ventilation systems. Not sure what to put on the roof. Maybe some more plants like a green environmental roof.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/07/16 19:36:30


Post by: Fango


Hey Theo, is the jungle themed table for 40K? Catachan? All those aquarium plants would be perfect for a Drowned Earth table. Have you checked out Drowned Earth?

A buddy of mine has been trying to get me in to it...but I've resisted so far. I have to admit though, it's starting to tempt me more and more....

I was going to post a bunch of pics here, but don't want to hijack your blog, so I made my own post about it on mine and am linking it here.

Anyway, keep up the great work. I can't wait to hear more about your Gasslands project as well.








Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/07/16 23:03:07


Post by: Meer_Cat


No, I'm pretty sure all aliens _are_ evil hillbillies....

Great looking terrain, and clever, simple solutions directly applied. And well painted to boot!

Agree with VvD: I have always had trouble going from a sloped surface to straight as well- you've given me quite a lot to think about.

In all things, keep on keepin' on.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/07/17 10:56:49


Post by: Viktor von Domm


Agree with VvD: I have always had trouble going from a sloped surface to straight as well- you've given me quite a lot to think about.


there must be a good way to solve this...right? like with tools or a measuring method...after all this is a rather common problem...carpenters must be facing this every day i think...?

and i really like the tatoinne feel of you build...tho...for that sandy place too much green^^...


and the hot glue is still something i use very scarcely as the gun i got is sooooo cheap it works awe fully...


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/07/17 12:28:39


Post by: dsteingass


For my corners, I built up the 90 degree parts with square/rectagles, then used some 45 degree triangle rod to fill the gap

the Dakka Gallery image is zoomable
This was sub-structure, then I skinned it all with 0.5 mm styrene.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/07/17 18:08:25


Post by: Theophony


Fango wrote:Hey Theo, is the jungle themed table for 40K? Catachan? All those aquarium plants would be perfect for a Drowned Earth table. Have you checked out Drowned Earth?

A buddy of mine has been trying to get me in to it...but I've resisted so far. I have to admit though, it's starting to tempt me more and more....

I was going to post a bunch of pics here, but don't want to hijack your blog, so I made my own post about it on mine and am linking it here.

Anyway, keep up the great work. I can't wait to hear more about your Gasslands project as well.

The jungle table stuff is for my Beyond the Gates of Antares. I’m currently building and painting up a Concord army. I hope to use the terrain for multiple projects. I haven’t played 40K in 3 editions, even then I only played one game of 5th .

Meer_Cat wrote:No, I'm pretty sure all aliens _are_ evil hillbillies....

Great looking terrain, and clever, simple solutions directly applied. And well painted to boot!

Agree with VvD: I have always had trouble going from a sloped surface to straight as well- you've given me quite a lot to think about.

In all things, keep on keepin' on.

I’m sure there’s some logical way. Too bad there is no way to search easily any sort of world wide library to find an answer.

Viktor von Domm wrote:
Agree with VvD: I have always had trouble going from a sloped surface to straight as well- you've given me quite a lot to think about.


there must be a good way to solve this...right? like with tools or a measuring method...after all this is a rather common problem...carpenters must be facing this every day i think...?

and i really like the tatoinne feel of you build...tho...for that sandy place too much green^^...


and the hot glue is still something i use very scarcely as the gun i got is sooooo cheap it works awe fully...

Maybe when I wake up fully I can do some research. Tatooine was my inspiration, and was more a reason for me to buy the potted fake plant than the plant itself .

dsteingass wrote:For my corners, I built up the 90 degree parts with square/rectagles, then used some 45 degree triangle rod to fill the gap

the Dakka Gallery image is zoomable
This was sub-structure, then I skinned it all with 0.5 mm styrene.

Plasticard is always my second answer....right after Violence. Because violence is always the answer

Well I glued more rocks and plants and applied more paint. I have all the small pieces of the Kar’A Nine supplement now completed. There are however 4 or5 large pieces with more termite mounds that I need to make, but I need to pick up some more bits to try that out. Hopefully I’ll have time tomorrow. It’s off to work here shortly.

I’m struggling with starting to build an actual table for these pieces. I want to have at least a 4’ x4’ table to play this on. I cannot transport 4’ stuff, so I was thinking of making 2’x4’ boards and then fixing them together, then I thought maybe make them as 2’x2’ and fix them together so I can have a display board. The 2x2 also would be easier to work as the sand basing is really labor intensive and nor inexpensive. I have a 3x3 and a 3x6 table, but really want to go larger.

Any suggestions are appreciated.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/07/17 19:20:58


Post by: Red Harvest


What exactly is the difficulty for you guys with the sloped to straight transition? Generally you would scribe a line of the curve onto the straight area and then cut along the line. It can be tedious, but it is not difficult.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/07/17 19:37:03


Post by: Viktor von Domm


Well, done a bit of research on the subject: the tool for the occasion is called contour gauge....
And my own feeble attempts came off way beyond mediocre to say the least.... I like to work with junk...like yoghurt cups and so on...and this line drawing you speak of just didnt produce the needed results on my part...that lead to frustration and to hobby burnouts...on numerous cases...which halts the production and kills the fun...
Often my own skills cant cope with my imagination...
I've long lost any hope for example to ever draw a decent sketch of anything that my mind comes up with...which is really bothersome when you are creative but your hand eye coordinating lets you only come up with a drawing of the elephant man...

When it comes to art and crafting i wasn't gifted and sadly got not a decent amount of education either ...

(Sorry for that rant...)


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/07/17 23:10:51


Post by: Theophony


Red Harvest wrote:What exactly is the difficulty for you guys with the sloped to straight transition? Generally you would scribe a line of the curve onto the straight area and then cut along the line. It can be tedious, but it is not difficult.

It was the curve up the side of the pot, not the base, but I see how it could be done your way. But I had already glued it to a base before I even thought about connecting the door .

Viktor von Domm wrote:Well, done a bit of research on the subject: the tool for the occasion is called contour gauge....
And my own feeble attempts came off way beyond mediocre to say the least.... I like to work with junk...like yoghurt cups and so on...and this line drawing you speak of just didnt produce the needed results on my part...that lead to frustration and to hobby burnouts...on numerous cases...which halts the production and kills the fun...
Often my own skills cant cope with my imagination...
I've long lost any hope for example to ever draw a decent sketch of anything that my mind comes up with...which is really bothersome when you are creative but your hand eye coordinating lets you only come up with a drawing of the elephant man...

When it comes to art and crafting i wasn't gifted and sadly got not a decent amount of education either ...

(Sorry for that rant...)

I know I have a contour gauge somewhere too.
I know your pain on the art front. I take after my mom with art. That’s not good. My art teacher in school thought I was hopeless.

Just snagged 2 Ghar starter armies off EBay with today’s sale code for about $100 with shipping normally $80 each MSRP and $64each through MM.




Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/07/18 13:32:05


Post by: Theophony


So with the two starter forces of Ghar coming I have to contemplate how to paint them up. Originally I painted them as Iron Warriors

But now I want to make them more Beyond the Gates of Antares and not 40K. Also to have them look better with my current terrain I was thinking of going the deep red similar to what I painted my Algoryn (who will eventually also get repainted )

I considered going a brighter red than the Algoryn, but worried that they might look far too crab like in the end. Though I could go kind of campy and make them evil crabs and try almost a pink shrimp color for the ones not in suits.

Suggestions on this front would be greatly appreciated. I might try some test colors out today.

Edit: finished these plants yesterday.

And started on making a river. First try ever at this, I guess we will see results one way or another later today.

Im making the sections 6” long and the water is 1.5” wide while overall width will vary but not wider than 4”


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/07/18 16:17:47


Post by: Viktor von Domm


Now that's what I call bold as brass with that river piece...looks rather promising. But i hope you thought about shrinkage when you use pva...also would have been a good opportunity to add a bit of a mix of washes in the still wet pva...

I need to think about schemes...tho the latest stuff from Red , you know his orange troopers? That orange and white scheme could suit these suits quite well...

Plants look


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/07/18 20:05:11


Post by: Red Harvest


Theo, if you are using PVA then use the new Clear Elmer's glue instead of the white stuff. I think Elmer's introduced it because of this whole slime making fad, but it makes for a nice water effect. This stuff http://elmers.com/product/detail/school-glue-clear

Vik, orange is the Dickens to paint. You've been warned. It does turn out nice though. Easy to see on the table.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/07/18 21:06:08


Post by: Viktor von Domm


well....to my defence...he didn´t ask for quick and easy scheme...so i went for a good looking one...


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/07/18 21:46:22


Post by: Meer_Cat


Talk to CommissarKhaine about doing orange- he's got a metric crap-ton of grots done up in that livery. I think that'd look good- but you could go a two-tone crab colors also: that brick red you've used before on top, a cream or light grey for the undercarriage.


I like the look of the river- coming along swimmingly

Slightly more seriously, it is looking good.

If you do another, you can, as VvD suggested, do a number of things with washes to help with the coloring as you go. The model railroader guys have this art nailed. You can paint the river bottom a base greenish/greyish/brownish bottom color, then add your pva/pvc glue or clear resin in layers. Tint the layers llighter blues as you go up, edge the layers with a bit of greenish wash and you get a very 'deep' looking nicely graduated river.

Keep on keepin' on!


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/07/18 22:53:27


Post by: monkeytroll


I like the sound of evil space crabs......

Or honour a minor switch to your old iron warriors base and twist the yellows into reds?


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/07/19 08:27:16


Post by: Pointer5


I love how you based the plants for terrain. One or two bundles can cover a whole table. I am rethinking using some contrasting plants since your blue ones turned out so good. Thanks for the inspiration.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/07/20 14:59:32


Post by: Theophony


Viktor von Domm wrote:Now that's what I call bold as brass with that river piece...looks rather promising. But i hope you thought about shrinkage when you use pva...also would have been a good opportunity to add a bit of a mix of washes in the still wet pva...

I need to think about schemes...tho the latest stuff from Red , you know his orange troopers? That orange and white scheme could suit these suits quite well...

Plants look

Ive tried orange, my results were not as good as Red Harvests , I’m experimenting with a few other options.
As for the pva, that was layer 1 and there was color under it. See below.

Red Harvest wrote:Theo, if you are using PVA then use the new Clear Elmer's glue instead of the white stuff. I think Elmer's introduced it because of this whole slime making fad, but it makes for a nice water effect. This stuff http://elmers.com/product/detail/school-glue-clear

Vik, orange is the Dickens to paint. You've been warned. It does turn out nice though. Easy to see on the table.

I’d switch to the clear, but I had bought a gallon of the white for other projects, so for now it’s the old tried and true method.

Viktor von Domm wrote:well....to my defence...he didn´t ask for quick and easy scheme...so i went for a good looking one...

Oh Vik , we know I’m not patient enough to do anything difficult.

Meer_Cat wrote:Talk to CommissarKhaine about doing orange- he's got a metric crap-ton of grots done up in that livery. I think that'd look good- but you could go a two-tone crab colors also: that brick red you've used before on top, a cream or light grey for the undercarriage.


I like the look of the river- coming along swimmingly

Slightly more seriously, it is looking good.

If you do another, you can, as VvD suggested, do a number of things with washes to help with the coloring as you go. The model railroader guys have this art nailed. You can paint the river bottom a base greenish/greyish/brownish bottom color, then add your pva/pvc glue or clear resin in layers. Tint the layers llighter blues as you go up, edge the layers with a bit of greenish wash and you get a very 'deep' looking nicely graduated river.

Keep on keepin' on!

I painted the river base a brownish red, as I’m on one of those redneck alien planets, but otherwise that is how I’m proceeding. I might give the red and cream color scheme a test. Though the red and black of the Christmas Island crabs isn’t pretty cool too.

monkeytroll wrote:I like the sound of evil space crabs......

Or honour a minor switch to your old iron warriors base and twist the yellows into reds?

I wanted to get away from the clean shiny silver for the model. I’m looking darker and more malevolent for these little ankle biters.

Pointer5 wrote:I love how you based the plants for terrain. One or two bundles can cover a whole table. I am rethinking using some contrasting plants since your blue ones turned out so good. Thanks for the inspiration.

Thanks Pointer5 . The aquarium store had the same blue/white ones in a red/white also. I just liked the blue more. There’s all sorts of crazy colors in aquarium plants though. Some even more exotic. I saw one pack that I really liked. Not $20 liked, but it was really neat purple.

So, after two days the glue is mostly dry . Next time thinner layers .

Had an incident with a cat jumping on the bench and a model went into the wet glue . I’ll need to touch up some parts before proceeding, but I’ll probably get more sections done to this level before then.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/07/20 16:55:23


Post by: Viktor von Domm


Oh...that piece looks decidedly cool, and indeed red planet like


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/07/20 17:02:37


Post by: Yorkright


Lovely river and jungle terrain Theo, you should play Bushido you already have the terrrain to play. ;-) That hut is also a stroke of genius.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/07/20 17:28:00


Post by: Theophony


Viktor von Domm wrote:Oh...that piece looks decidedly cool, and indeed red planet like

Thanks Vik . I wanted to go completely alien as I could since Beyond the Gates of Antares takes place millions of years in the future and used gate technology to connect planets, many of which have not been accessible for eons. I think this one will provide plenty of possibilities.

Yorkright wrote: Lovely river and jungle terrain Theo, you should play Bushido you already have the terrrain to play. ;-) That hut is also a stroke of genius.

I would love to try the game. I’ve printed the rules, but I am not part of a gaming community. Plenty of options around me, but my work schedules are too impractical. Plus no shop near me carries it. I think Test of Honour is more likely as the local shop is trying to get interest up in it.

Well, I started working on the next two sections.

I also have plans for a special piece which is inspired from a view out some of the windows at my hospital. Logistics of it are still bouncing around my head.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/07/20 20:26:10


Post by: Viktor von Domm


I guess this calls for a pic of said view to come up with a group effort...

Also A+ for the consistency of your terrain devellopment! But i also want to see sime curves


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/07/20 22:56:28


Post by: Theophony


 Viktor von Domm wrote:
I guess this calls for a pic of said view to come up with a group effort...

Also A+ for the consistency of your terrain devellopment! But i also want to see sime curves


I actually made a 90 degree curve before I left the house. No picture yet. I should have time tomorrow to work on it.

As for the other piece a will try and snap a picture tonight of it. It’s a waterfall at our hospital . It’s just a nice view, and I have to figure out how to make it a usable terrain piece that won’t look out of place.

Okay: 2 quick snaps of the waterfall from different angles



Just got home. Here is the turn in the river


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/07/21 14:58:37


Post by: Dr H


Good work on the river pieces.
Perhaps not the sort of river I'd consider venturing into though, at this stage.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/07/21 16:37:51


Post by: Viktor von Domm


Thats more like a spring than a waterfall, wouldn't you say? This is by far better to be done than an actual waterfall. Curve id looking good...very strong concept!!!


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/07/21 17:31:01


Post by: Theophony


Dr H wrote:Good work on the river pieces.
Perhaps not the sort of river I'd consider venturing into though, at this stage.

You never know what hillbilly aliens dump in their rivers .

Viktor von Domm wrote:Thats more like a spring than a waterfall, wouldn't you say? This is by far better to be done than an actual waterfall. Curve id looking good...very strong concept!!!

Yeah, it only has one or two tiers to it, so a spring makes a bit more sense and would be more practical and believable in the middle of a table than a waterfall.

Anyhow, before I went to sleep I started painting up the river bend piece. Here’s the three mostly done sections all together.



Edit: just got my order from 10 days ago

Last day of their sale, bought the £35 starter set and got the £25 transporter free
Now I’m just waiting for an eBay purchase when there was an sale that netted me two Ghar starters for 35% off with shipping


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/07/27 19:08:46


Post by: Fango


I love the river so far Theo, is it supposed to represent actual reddish brown fluid? or is it reflecting the red atmosphere of the planet it is on? What are you going to use as the water effect? Poured resin or some type of PVA product?

Keep up the great work!


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/07/30 03:05:49


Post by: Theophony


 Fango wrote:
I love the river so far Theo, is it supposed to represent actual reddish brown fluid? or is it reflecting the red atmosphere of the planet it is on? What are you going to use as the water effect? Poured resin or some type of PVA product?

Keep up the great work!

Thanks Fango, I think the “water” will be reddish/brown, not a reflection. As for the liquid I’m using regular Elmer’s glue PVA. I had bought a gallon of it for a table layout, so I’m going to continue using it.

Not very productive week, new kittens and kids at camp.
I built the transport ship.

I did get the base painted and ready.

Also did the glue layers on some of the rivers



Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/07/30 12:00:56


Post by: Viktor von Domm


I really like these hoover tanks....strong tau vibe...

You're chucking them river pieces out like candies....
I'm interested in the river banks...a step by step instructions would be nice...


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/07/30 15:27:39


Post by: Theophony


 Viktor von Domm wrote:
I really like these hoover tanks....strong tau vibe...

You're chucking them river pieces out like candies....
I'm interested in the river banks...a step by step instructions would be nice...

Thanks Vik.
The C3 (Concord Combined Command) is very Tau like. Largest faction in the Antares game with them being the most “ human” . There society is neurally linked together with a computer system that govern social the people. They also use plenty of Drones, up to and including fielding entire drone armies.

I’ll try and do a whole instruction if you really want. It was a lot easier to do than I thought it would.

In the mean time the muse struck me and I decided to make a silo/ building piece that’s just LOS blocking.

Similar to the river bed I started with a base of VCT tile (vinyl commercial tile). I made it slightly larger than the ink cartridge that will be the main part of the piece. Afterwards I glued broken parts of VCT next to the tank to make a drift that has built up over the years.

Next step is to add the Vallejo texture sand material by dabbing it onto the base and on top of the drift.

After all of it is covered but before it dries you cover it with flesh wash which changes the color of the sand to the reddish of all the other areas and give some it the mottled look.


Edit: went and added sand and wash. It’ll be tomorrow before it’s dried and stiff. River sections are still drying as I put on lots of PVA glue.

I’ll try and do a step by step river section tutorial later this week, but it’s the same steps as this piece.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/07/30 16:25:12


Post by: Viktor von Domm


Mate: i tried to research that vct...is it basically pvc flooring material? This is in fact the main reason i am asking for that step by step instructions because i liked the way that materail behaves and breaks...very out in the real world surface through the breaking off of pieces....was planning some hardeware store visit and shopping tomorrow anyways and this currently sparks my own inner muse now too....

That storage tank looks very convincing...you have a run fir this whole theme now, methinks


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/07/30 19:29:20


Post by: Theophony


 Viktor von Domm wrote:
Mate: i tried to research that vct...is it basically pvc flooring material? This is in fact the main reason i am asking for that step by step instructions because i liked the way that materail behaves and breaks...very out in the real world surface through the breaking off of pieces....was planning some hardeware store visit and shopping tomorrow anyways and this currently sparks my own inner muse now too....

That storage tank looks very convincing...you have a run fir this whole theme now, methinks

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Armstrong-Civic-Square-VCT-12-in-x-12-in-Stone-Tan-Commercial-Vinyl-Tile-45-sq-ft-case-54004031/100183098
Im sure we are talking similar items. It’s not PVC like the pipes, but it is made of vinyl. Superglue bonds to it great, not so much with hot glue unless you scuff it up first. It’s tile used for cheap commercial areas and the finish is applied afterwards. Most schools in the US as well as hospitals and lots of retail stores used this type of flooring. The link above is for a case of 45 pieces $30 or $0.67 each square foot. If you score it with a knife(same blade as for your figs) it will snap on the line. For doing my terrain I am random snapping the edges with some snips and it makes jagged natural looking edges. This is a great material to make necromunda walkways out of because you can damage them and insert wire to look like concrete that’s been reinforced. If you don’t find this at your hardware store hit a flooring store.

I have about a half dozen more of these tanks sitting aside for now. I think it will be a one off for this table. The next table after this might be more receptive to a large chemical plant though.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/07/30 20:00:30


Post by: Viktor von Domm


Thx for that explanation, link didn't work but i got you...
I think that material is better suited for modeling than actual flooring...i bet a falling mug or can could do some serious damage to it ...but since no-one has mony in the social sector cheap has to do the job...

And i will see what i can lay my hands on tomorrow!

Ach...all that talk about different tables...I'm currently highly influenced by a youtuber called the terraintutor...and saw sime really nice vids about medival houses...so i am actually aflame for some mortheim even...the fact that i scored on ebay a kit of plastic bitz of the old mortheim building(sans cardbord) also motivates me too


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That's why iam so keen on your modular river to be honest


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/07/31 00:20:37


Post by: Theophony


 Viktor von Domm wrote:
Thx for that explanation, link didn't work but i got you...
I think that material is better suited for modeling than actual flooring...i bet a falling mug or can could do some serious damage to it ...but since no-one has mony in the social sector cheap has to do the job...

And i will see what i can lay my hands on tomorrow!

Ach...all that talk about different tables...I'm currently highly influenced by a youtuber called the terraintutor...and saw sime really nice vids about medival houses...so i am actually aflame for some mortheim even...the fact that i scored on ebay a kit of plastic bitz of the old mortheim building(sans cardbord) also motivates me too


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That's why iam so keen on your modular river to be honest

The flooring is actually really durable, and easy to maintain once waxed, just time consuming to make it stay looking good.

I love Mel the terrain Tutor. He is fun to watch and listen to. Another great source of knowledge is Luke from Luke’s APS on YouTube.
[youtube]https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCsmD5774MOQhjYBkXqu3Jdw[/youtube]
I’ve gotten plenty of ideas from him as well.

Sit: just got an email saying my zombicide: green horde Kickstarter will finally arrive tomorrow by end of day.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/07/31 18:29:23


Post by: Theophony


Base of the silo is now dry.
It will slot into the painting cue...soon.

River sections PVA almost completely dry.

And a close up of the sections so you can see the “water line”

Off to work. Should have a decent amount of time to paint/model tomorrow .


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/07/31 18:31:58


Post by: inmygravenimage


River bed looks ace. I feel there should be some sort of raised bluff for sand people to take pot shots from


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/07/31 22:30:54


Post by: Meer_Cat


Builds (tower and river) look great, Theo! I'm somewhat familiar with the tile you're using, but isn't it adhesive on one side? And how is it in larger pieces for strength- is it too flexible over a certain size?

Great stuff!


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/07/31 22:53:18


Post by: Theophony


inmygravenimage wrote:River bed looks ace. I feel there should be some sort of raised bluff for sand people to take pot shots from

Hopefully I can find some matching rocks tomorrow at Home Depot which I can make some hills and bluffs from. They are on the list.

Meer_Cat wrote:Builds (tower and river) look great, Theo! I'm somewhat familiar with the tile you're using, but isn't it adhesive on one side? And how is it in larger pieces for strength- is it too flexible over a certain size?

Great stuff!

These are not peel and stick tiles, but actual full glue down vinyl tiles. They come 3/8” thick and are sturdy enough to hold a bit of weight if not supported, or a bunch of weight if supported.



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Well I hate FedEx now. The email saying I would receive my green horde pledge by end of business Tuesday has changed to delivery pending, but the package has been en route from Georgia for two days now with no update. I guess I’ve waited this long what’s another few days. Not like I’m going to touch it anytime soon .

Not ready for bed yet, and had a silly idea. Saw some seed beads at Walmart yesterday and thought about making some plants using floral wire and the seed beads. So I strung a few on lengths of wire and have them temporarily stuck into a small cork stopper. The blue tape is just to keep them from sliding off the end of the wire. I’m thinking of making them like bamboo stalks with just a leaf or two at the end. I’ll spray prime them white and then hit them with some color.

Thoughts or suggestions? Color options?


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/08/01 12:21:38


Post by: monkeytroll


Think they'd look good as some kind of cactus analogue, with a couple of leaves and a 'flower' on the end.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/08/01 14:02:03


Post by: Theophony


 monkeytroll wrote:
Think they'd look good as some kind of cactus analogue, with a couple of leaves and a 'flower' on the end.


That’s a good idea . I was planning on stopping by Hobby Lobby this morning and you may have spurred on me buying a few more styles of beads to pull that off . Also looking for something fuzzy that could be the sprouting flower at the end.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/08/02 16:33:56


Post by: Theophony


Well my attempt at the cactus didn’t turn out well....so why not tackle a cliff wall?

Paint is still wet, so we will see how it dries.
Cliff walls are an old model railroad trick using ceiling tiles made out of paper cellulose not gypsum, scored gently then snapped. It’s four layers thick here.
Then I made a 45 degree turn in the river starting with a 6”x6” base and then trimming down.

Here is a 2.5’ length approximately of the river. In the photo by my paint tube rack you can see three more straight pieces getting ready for the texture and paint. There’s also the 90degree turn somewhere and an end piece that I made, so I’m about 4’ in length . At least that’s what I’ll tell you guys .



Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/08/02 19:59:22


Post by: Red Harvest


Interesting progress on the river. I'd keep an eye out for warping as that glue slowly cures. Lesson learned the hard way.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/08/03 00:57:28


Post by: monkeytroll


Cliff looks great, looking forward to seeing that become a waterfall......

What went wrong with the xeno-cacti?


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/08/03 18:16:07


Post by: Theophony


Red Harvest wrote:Interesting progress on the river. I'd keep an eye out for warping as that glue slowly cures. Lesson learned the hard way.

The tile base is sturdy enough that it hasn’t warped any, though the pva looks like it may have cracked a little.

monkeytroll wrote:Cliff looks great, looking forward to seeing that become a waterfall......

What went wrong with the xeno-cacti?

Waterfall I’ll have to figure out how to do. I’ve seen a few tutorials, haven’t decided what way I’ll try yet.

The cacti I think I tried to do too much

The white base thing would get covered up with stuff, I just needed something to hold the wires.

No progress today. Still waiting for my 2sets of Ghar armies to arrive . I’ve never used trolltrader before. Not likely to do it again as the shipping has taken twice as long as ordering through Warlordgames. It was just a good savings from the eBay sale.

Edit: I did get my green horde pledge though


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/08/05 08:11:29


Post by: JoeRugby


The River is coming along nicely Theo.

Glad you got pledge through so I can see you paint those up


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/08/05 20:06:31


Post by: insaniak


The cactus is a good start, but I think it needs fewer of the beaded tentacles - maybe just one in the middle, with the 'sucker' tendrils around it.

Cliff is looking good too. It could use some definition between the part where the water is running down and the edges - either smoothing down the water trail a little to show where the rock has been worn down, or building up on either side.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/08/05 20:08:33


Post by: shasolenzabi


Cool vehicles, terrain and they look almost like Tau stuff.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/08/06 18:26:42


Post by: Theophony


JoeRugby wrote:The River is coming along nicely Theo.

Glad you got pledge through so I can see you paint those up

Those getting painted up is LOW on the priority list. I got the pledge really only for the giants, dragon and rest of the Monty Python Crew.

insaniak wrote:The cactus is a good start, but I think it needs fewer of the beaded tentacles - maybe just one in the middle, with the 'sucker' tendrils around it.

Cliff is looking good too. It could use some definition between the part where the water is running down and the edges - either smoothing down the water trail a little to show where the rock has been worn down, or building up on either side.

Thanks Insaniak , I think solo tentacle will probably be the route to pursue.
The waterfall was attempt #1, I wanted to see how the technique would work out, but I totally get what you mean with a worn down center area. It will serve its purpose for now, but I will pursue another route later.

shasolenzabi wrote:Cool vehicles, terrain and they look almost like Tau stuff.

The C3 work very similar to the Tau in how I read them. Use drones in situations where lives could easily be lost.

Well I took a little time to do the surfaces on another river section and the bend.

More later this week hopefully.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/08/07 17:43:59


Post by: Theophony


So after a quick email to trolltrader on eBay asking where my order was from almost a month ago, I got a reply with tracking showing they tried to deliver back on the 27th of July. No note was on our door or in the mailbox, and I had checked with the post office previously but they said nothing was there. I went this morning with the tracking number and mysteriously it appeared. So long story short, a 10 day delayed supply drop.

Two of the Ghar empire starter armies.....and a matchbox tank I found at the dollar store while waiting for the post office to open .


Not much time to do anything this morning as I a more bushed. I still have not decided on what color to paint the Ghar yet, so maybe the ten day delay helped.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/08/07 18:20:54


Post by: monkeytroll


Interesting looking tank. For the cactus I definitely think one strand would be more effective.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/08/07 21:16:48


Post by: Meer_Cat


Love that tank- much like a beefed up Russian Mt-LB; it just needs to be more bigglier for those of us not yet (yet!) playing Gaslands. Great stuff- looking forward to seeing the Ghar, now that you have them.

I hate that with the Post Office as well, where you go by and there's nothing, and magically the package materializes during a follow-on visit. I know they are human also, it's just that my similar experiences are heavily tinged with their distinct impression that _I_ slipped up, somehow. Glad you got your goods!


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/08/08 18:58:27


Post by: Theophony


Post office sucks.....I’ll just leave it at that.

I’m still stuck on how to paint up the Ghar. Right now blue and red are the forerunners, and the little unarmored guys will have a yellowish tinge to them.


Plus have I said lately I hate metal figures



Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/08/08 19:08:46


Post by: Viktor von Domm


to give colour suggestions is a bit hard as i know too little about this faction...the left scheme reminds me of some movie ...could be the black hole or something a bit more recent...something about Mars maybe? the yellow strip looks good...but what to do from there is currently beyond me...

also....post offices is one thing.... try to pry something out of a German custom office....be warned....Germans have no sense of humour...

oh and the cliff structure looks very cool...but....it hints of more structures to justify such a raised height...right?^^


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/08/09 18:46:47


Post by: Theophony


 Viktor von Domm wrote:
to give colour suggestions is a bit hard as i know too little about this faction...the left scheme reminds me of some movie ...could be the black hole or something a bit more recent...something about Mars maybe? the yellow strip looks good...but what to do from there is currently beyond me...

also....post offices is one thing.... try to pry something out of a German custom office....be warned....Germans have no sense of humour...

oh and the cliff structure looks very cool...but....it hints of more structures to justify such a raised height...right?^^


Okay, so I think I’ve decided to go with the left, but the energy will be a different color than red. No idea yet though.
I started on one of the outcasts

I like the pop of the green as an offset to the really dark blue. Technically it’s blue/green as painting it is black basecoat, drybrush Espinoza grey, drybrush forget the next lighter grey, then coat the whole thing in corealia green shade.

I’ll post more about the Ghar later Vik . But basically BtGoA takes place in the really distant (millions of years) into the future. The Ghar were a warrior species designed off of humans and have become these little insignificant stinky ET looking things, but their armor is brutally efficient. They have very little technical skills and less interpersonal skills. They don’t know how to fix their armor, so if they fail then their armor is taken away and they are outcasts given crappy guns. There are two factions, the empire and the rebels . The rebels are led by Fartok (fart okay ) and they are trying to overthrow the empire because the commander betrayed them, but no one in the empire knows it and blames the failure on fartok.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/08/10 17:40:36


Post by: Theophony


Did a bit more by adding some black and gunmetal/silver.


The energy did not show up well in the photos, but it is a swirl (two layers) of Biel-Tan green and Druchi violet.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/08/11 11:39:30


Post by: Wirecat


Getting nice and varied. I may try to steal these colors.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/08/12 21:40:46


Post by: Theophony


Wirecat wrote:
Getting nice and varied. I may try to steal these colors.

Thanks Wirecat , I’m liking the clash of colors.

Never noticed that the Ghar have unarmored guts, they are more like space hillbillies now with their dicky-dos (that’s slang for when your belly sticks out farther than your dicky does ).



Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/08/13 07:04:42


Post by: Red Harvest


Are they supposed to be space goblins?


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/08/14 12:54:47


Post by: Theophony


 Red Harvest wrote:
Are they supposed to be space goblins?

In manner, yes . They are ill tempered little buggers who are just out to conquer. They are breed in groups similar to how the lizard men from Warhammer were described. Each lot or batch is numbered and it is brought up that the two main guys Fartok the rebel leader and Karg the leader of the empire know each other, I forget if they are the same batch or not.

Got a little paint on last night as I wasn’t ready for bed.

I got a slightly different green for the spot color as the one I used was a game color which is really watery and doesn’t do too good of coverage.

Skins are done, maybe some highlights to do, but good enough now. Shoulder and neckline trimmed in the same green as above.

Gun platforms got the spot color and guns base coated.lots more to do here, but bases also got some texture.

Also got some larger white marble rocks(decorative landscape rock) which will be for scatter terrain. I had the same stuff that I got as vase filler that has been used on bases, but these are larger and can be used for actual cover instead of just decoration. The rocks just get a coating of Reikland Fleshshade to get the red rock appearance.

That’s it for now. Thanks for stopping in.
Still trying to figure out a color for the lenses on the suits.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/08/14 13:25:54


Post by: Viktor von Domm


the green i rather like now...it´s quite the good combination to the skin tone there...also...i guess as for the lenses i think red would be a good combination as it is the complementary colour...right?...if you catch the tone right, a more subdued one to the onne green sections you did on that bigger walker? there you have that osl effect (?) part on each cheeks(?)... a darker lense effect is what i´d go for...

also thanks for the fluff insights...the two main honchos of that faction...sounds a wee bit like mork and ork...


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/08/14 18:39:44


Post by: Theophony


 Viktor von Domm wrote:
the green i rather like now...it´s quite the good combination to the skin tone there...also...i guess as for the lenses i think red would be a good combination as it is the complementary colour...right?...if you catch the tone right, a more subdued one to the onne green sections you did on that bigger walker? there you have that osl effect (?) part on each cheeks(?)... a darker lense effect is what i´d go for...

also thanks for the fluff insights...the two main honchos of that faction...sounds a wee bit like mork and ork...

Karg betrayed the empire in order to gain personal power, the plan was that Fartok would have been killed and looked stupid in the process, but Fartok survived, and now is uniting Ghar slaves into a formidable fighting force. Karg was able to hide his treachery and gain control of the Ghar and make Fartok look like a failure. Now Karg rides around on a Command crawler with his slave women (a human and an Algoryn).

You should try BtGoA Vik, they even have the rulebooks in german .

Did some work on the squad leader.

Also more color on the suit.


I think your right with red lenses. I need to pick up some more supplies though.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/08/14 19:54:00


Post by: dsteingass


Never-ending supply runs! I love and miss metal minis often when I;m working with a lot of plastic, then working with metal again makes you appreciate how easily the plastic is worked


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/08/14 23:22:07


Post by: monkeytroll


Do like them with that contrasting green on, works well on the walkers and the guys.

Also, having spotted that those crawler units are tripods I think I may have to pick some up for my magi to play with....


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/08/15 19:49:20


Post by: Theophony


dsteingass wrote:Never-ending supply runs! I love and miss metal minis often when I;m working with a lot of plastic, then working with metal again makes you appreciate how easily the plastic is worked

As I’m not allowed to die until it’s all painted, it means I’m immortal

monkeytroll wrote:Do like them with that contrasting green on, works well on the walkers and the guys.

Also, having spotted that those crawler units are tripods I think I may have to pick some up for my magi to play with....

Right now Warlordgames is having a clearance sale on individual sprues on some things. Luckily Ghar assault walkers and Ghar bombers are on the sale. I just ordered 10 figs(10 sprues), and these have the bases on the sprue . They are £1 each . So with£5 shipping I’m out about $20 with the current exchange rate. The bombers usually come 1 to a box of 3 figs for $30-40. So I picked up 4 of them to go with my current 2. Set for life and then some.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/08/15 21:53:22


Post by: Meer_Cat


The green works well- really makes the color scheme pop I like VvD's suggestions for the lenses too- gives you another contrasting color without being distracting. Maybe some highlighting/drybrushing at the joints with silver/gunmetal/light grey-blue?

Great stuff!


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/08/16 03:08:46


Post by: Theophony


 Meer_Cat wrote:
The green works well- really makes the color scheme pop I like VvD's suggestions for the lenses too- gives you another contrasting color without being distracting. Maybe some highlighting/drybrushing at the joints with silver/gunmetal/light grey-blue?

Great stuff!

Thanks Meer_Cat, I like the clash of the blue and green too.

As for VvD’s suggestion, I think he was right on the money, and it was the way I was thinking of going, but I wanted to try the new GW technical paints for gemstones so I had to wait to go pick one up. Here is the outcome, I used ulthuan grey under it instead of a metallic silver though .

I think they really stick out like this, but your opinions are needed, so let me have it.

I also picked up a couple other dry colors to try out. I wanted to see if I could do a not bog standard way of getting a powerfist glow effect.

Not sure I’ll keep it, but it was a quick attempt, and might be a way to pick out the leader model in the unit.

Until later


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/08/17 00:50:12


Post by: Meer_Cat


I'm undecided about the lenses- good technical work but hard to see the reflections and depth in the pic (mind you, I've never tried to do them t all, I'm the king of 'rub some dirt on that- you'll be fine; I'm watching what you do quite keenly).

_Do_ like the coloring on the power fist though- quite a lot! You might almost could use tht to highlight any and all large moving joints on the platforms. Very good look.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/08/17 18:29:03


Post by: Theophony


 Meer_Cat wrote:
I'm undecided about the lenses- good technical work but hard to see the reflections and depth in the pic (mind you, I've never tried to do them t all, I'm the king of 'rub some dirt on that- you'll be fine; I'm watching what you do quite keenly).

_Do_ like the coloring on the power fist though- quite a lot! You might almost could use tht to highlight any and all large moving joints on the platforms. Very good look.

Yeah, I think I need to play with the lenses more, well there’s always tomorrow as today was thouroughly shot in the face .

Hey Vik, as part of Warlordgames summer clearance they have the hardback Beyond the Gates of Antares rulebook in GERMAN for £10 instead of £30. https://store.warlordgames.com/collections/summer-clearance-sale/products/beyond-the-gates-of-antares-rule-book-german



Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/08/17 20:08:18


Post by: Viktor von Domm


oh....you ol temptation...^^ but honestly...i have my hands full atm...(moments as read in eternity...


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/08/18 16:27:43


Post by: Dr H


Good work. Scheme works for me.

What is that paint supposed to do? Their website is not very specific. Is it just gloss, clear, magic?


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/08/24 17:42:50


Post by: Theophony


Viktor von Domm wrote:oh....you ol temptation...^^ but honestly...i have my hands full atm...(moments as read in eternity...

Having a wife, two jobs, three kids and now 4 cats I understand how hard it isn’t to get 5 minutes .

Dr H wrote:Good work. Scheme works for me.

What is that paint supposed to do? Their website is not very specific. Is it just gloss, clear, magic?



Peachy explains it better.

Thanks for the vote on color

So this last week has been unproductive to say the least. I think I got one base partially done, did some work on the Ghar weapon platform thing and assembled 6 torsos(yes only the torsos ) I did also play with some paints, but nothing earth shattering or even small earthquake worthy.

Added the green racing stripes to the legs and painted the metals gunmetal and the knobs silver. I don’t think I’ll be doing any OSL after playing around with it. Possibly once I get the army all together it will be different.


Hard to see the racing stripes with the way the lighting is.

That being said, I just placed another order from Warlordgames as they have added more stuff to their summer clearance sale. Too bad the apocalypse bikers are already sold out . They added Algoryn sprues to the sale so I have 40 Algoryn troops and commanders coming to bolster that contingent. I also grabbed the BtGoA dice game as they fixed the price AFTER I placed my last order. They still had it at £15.95 then, but now it’s down to £2.50. Also grabbed some bases which were not clearance, but cheap enough at about $2.50 for 25 of them.

Till next time. I’m still checking threads, but just have been quiet with my comments as my mental filter seems to be off a bit at work .


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/08/24 19:37:22


Post by: Dr H


 Theophony wrote:
...Peachy explains it better.... .
But he still doesn't really explain the paint, just how to use it.
If it's clear/transparent and glossy, how is it different to the bloody blood for the blood god blood paint (yes it's different colours, except for the red/blood one), and by extension, how is it different to any clear red gloss paint?

and good progress .


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/08/25 18:17:49


Post by: Red Harvest


 Theophony wrote:
Viktor von Domm wrote:oh....you ol temptation...^^ but honestly...i have my hands full atm...(moments as read in eternity...

Having a wife, two jobs, three kids and now 4 cats I understand how hard it isn’t to get 5 minutes .
You sleep what, only 4 hours or so per night? I believe that you mentioned that some time ago.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/08/27 18:39:22


Post by: Theophony


Dr H wrote:
 Theophony wrote:
...Peachy explains it better.... .
But he still doesn't really explain the paint, just how to use it.
If it's clear/transparent and glossy, how is it different to the bloody blood for the blood god blood paint (yes it's different colours, except for the red/blood one), and by extension, how is it different to any clear red gloss paint?

and good progress .

Yeah, they aren’t going to give too technical of a breakdown of how the paint works, just that it does what it says on the tin. Where Bftbg is shinier and settles towards the bottom of a drop or bottom if on a vertical surface, the gemstone seems to raise to the top of the bubble of paint. So when you paint it over a metal colored part it is still translucent, but more opaque as you go to the top edge. So it gives more of a gradient to the paint like painting layers for traditional gemstones without all the layering.

Red Harvest wrote:
 Theophony wrote:
Viktor von Domm wrote:oh....you ol temptation...^^ but honestly...i have my hands full atm...(moments as read in eternity...

Having a wife, two jobs, three kids and now 4 cats I understand how hard it isn’t to get 5 minutes .
You sleep what, only 4 hours or so per night? I believe that you mentioned that some time ago.

I miss my days of 4 hours of sleep. Since shortly before my father passed away my doctor has put me on an antidepressant medicine which has helped with my mood, but has also made me more tired. It’s hard getting half the stuff done that I used to, but I am sleeping 6 or more hours a night and this last week I had a day where I slept 9 hours, got up for an hour and then went back to bed for 6 more. Ruined my plans for the day, but it felt as though I needed it. I might have had a slight cold at the time, but everyday I’m tired. I have a follow up soon with the doctor to see if it’s normal or we need to change things up. It has helped with the loss though, so I’m a bit scared to change it up.

Well I received my first of 2 orders from the Warlordgames summer clearance event. 10 Ghar Battlesuits, normally £9 each, I got all 10 for £10plus £5 for shipping. Just under $20 total with the exchange rate and I have 6 more assault battlesuits and 4 more bomber battlesuits.

Not much done modeling wise. Though I did pick up some orange paints last week, a whole in my paint collection filled now. After watching a warhammertv video onpainting orange dwarf beards I decided to try it out on some of the spare heads from my Dwarf team.

The far right is a completed head (minus painting the arm armor hiding between the braids. I like the effect much better than what I had done.

Probably means a whole team repaint later on, but that is much later in the painting que.

My next Warlordgames order will probably come in two weeks. More Antares stuff, this time Algoryn which they added later, some bases and the BtGoA dice game which they fixed the price on from £15.95 down to £2.50.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/08/27 20:36:44


Post by: Dr H


 Theophony wrote:
...Yeah, they aren’t going to give too technical of a breakdown of how the paint works, just that it does what it says on the tin.
I like details. Tell me what it actually is, and I'll decide how to use it. Sadly legal worries prevent companies sharing this kind of information.

Where Bftbg is shinier and settles towards the bottom of a drop or bottom if on a vertical surface, the gemstone seems to raise to the top of the bubble of paint. So when you paint it over a metal colored part it is still translucent, but more opaque as you go to the top edge. So it gives more of a gradient to the paint like painting layers for traditional gemstones without all the layering....
Ta. Interesting. That's all I need to know.

Good progress.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/08/27 20:52:33


Post by: Red Harvest


Do get the Rx adjusted. Sounds like too heavy a dose.

I'm wondering is a siple coat of something like a waterbased polyurethane would emulate some aspects of the technical paint. Or maybe one of those pearlescent additives?


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/08/29 17:55:13


Post by: Theophony


Dr H wrote:
 Theophony wrote:
...Yeah, they aren’t going to give too technical of a breakdown of how the paint works, just that it does what it says on the tin.
I like details. Tell me what it actually is, and I'll decide how to use it. Sadly legal worries prevent companies sharing this kind of information.

Where Bftbg is shinier and settles towards the bottom of a drop or bottom if on a vertical surface, the gemstone seems to raise to the top of the bubble of paint. So when you paint it over a metal colored part it is still translucent, but more opaque as you go to the top edge. So it gives more of a gradient to the paint like painting layers for traditional gemstones without all the layering....
Ta. Interesting. That's all I need to know.

Good progress.

Good, because that’s all the technical I can give you .

Red Harvest wrote:Do get the Rx adjusted. Sounds like too heavy a dose.

I'm wondering is a siple coat of something like a waterbased polyurethane would emulate some aspects of the technical paint. Or maybe one of those pearlescent additives?

I’d does seem pretty iradescent in the end, but doesn’t look that way in the pot.

So not much progress painting wise, more just playing with orange and the spiritstone technical paint. But here is what result I got from painting the stones in the dwarf’s beard sycorax bronze and then putting the technical paint on top. One layer of each mind you, no highlights or shading.


Edit: managed to assemble the 28 Ghar battlesuits, at least the bodies and legs, I’ll start on weapons tonight/this week and hopefully get them primed as well. Each suit has 5 parts to the torso and three legs which each have two parts to them. That’s 168 parts of legs that I bothered to trim and at least partially remove mold lines. They have no set angle, so each Ghar suit will be at a slightly different position. They will most likely all have the same head though to make them that much more unified.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/08/31 15:52:55


Post by: Theophony


Assembled the weapons and primed the 4 Ghar Bombers.

Will try and start throwing on a few coats of paint now.
So three drybrushed coats and a heavy wash later and the main body color is done.

Primed black (cheap Walmart $0.96 can of black, drybrushed Eshin grey, stormvermin fur, and then hit power fist and engine coils with a Praxetti white drybrush. Lastly slathered on Corelia Greenshade).
The sticks coming out of the guns are just there to hold the models while I painted, they will not be painted to be the pew pew lasers.

If I were ever going to go back and redo my Scythes of the Emperor or do a black armored chapter, this is how I would do them.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/09/01 01:12:07


Post by: Meer_Cat


Man, that Corelia Greenshade really makes the color scheme pop- what would have been kind of blah is now a very subtly done (and highly suggestive of dense armor) and realistic.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/09/01 08:08:57


Post by: Camkierhi


Well that was a really nice catch up, you have some lovely work here bud. The models are very interesting, and you have done well with the colour schemes.

I would bet that like Red said, they have suspended a floating iridescent spec-ally stuff in a heavy varnish for the paint, though TBH due to the amount you use, best to just go with GW's. I know their gear can sometimes seem expensive, but a pot would last you a long time, unless you paint whole suits of armour in it. Not like the crackly base paint stuff, waste of money that one, but this is simply not worth the effort of fiddling about.

And I totally feel you on the meds front, going through similar, please remember you are an amazing guy, and a damn sight stronger than you think. Chin up mucker.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/09/01 09:55:09


Post by: JoeRugby


Really like the Ghar suits, might steal that idea from you


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/09/01 11:09:40


Post by: kestral


I'm kind of sad that the the Suits don't have pew pew lasers. That is exactly what I thought when I saw them. I like the Ghar best of the Antares stuff - maybe someday! Keep up the good work!


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/09/01 13:30:06


Post by: inmygravenimage


I'm really enjoying your diversion into Gates. It's funny, with you doing this, gits going Bushido, me dong Dreadball, it's like everyone is changing tack at the moment. Not in a bad way mind
And the other stuff - that's what we're here for bro. Manly nerd hugs.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/09/01 23:27:56


Post by: monkeytroll


Shame on the sticks....I was looking froward to seeing pew-pew lighting the place up everywhere


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/09/02 13:11:13


Post by: Maniac_nmt


The Black and Green scheme looks really nice on the Ghar models.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/09/02 16:00:57


Post by: Theophony


Meer_Cat wrote:Man, that Corelia Greenshade really makes the color scheme pop- what would have been kind of blah is now a very subtly done (and highly suggestive of dense armor) and realistic.

Thams Meer_Cat , I just have too be more attentive to where it might be pooling as close inspection finds puddles .

Camkierhi wrote:Well that was a really nice catch up, you have some lovely work here bud. The models are very interesting, and you have done well with the colour schemes.

I would bet that like Red said, they have suspended a floating iridescent spec-ally stuff in a heavy varnish for the paint, though TBH due to the amount you use, best to just go with GW's. I know their gear can sometimes seem expensive, but a pot would last you a long time, unless you paint whole suits of armour in it. Not like the crackly base paint stuff, waste of money that one, but this is simply not worth the effort of fiddling about.

And I totally feel you on the meds front, going through similar, please remember you are an amazing guy, and a damn sight stronger than you think. Chin up mucker.

Thanks Cam , it’s been a rough year for both of us. Looking forward to brighter times and plugging along where we can. Loving the mega gargant model by the way.

JoeRugby wrote:Really like the Ghar suits, might steal that idea from you

Steal away Joe, I failed to copyright the idea as I’m sure someone smarter than me came up with it first.

kestral wrote:I'm kind of sad that the the Suits don't have pew pew lasers. That is exactly what I thought when I saw them. I like the Ghar best of the Antares stuff - maybe someday! Keep up the good work!
well who knows....pew pew lasers may happen later .

inmygravenimage wrote:I'm really enjoying your diversion into Gates. It's funny, with you doing this, gits going Bushido, me dong Dreadball, it's like everyone is changing tack at the moment. Not in a bad way mind
And the other stuff - that's what we're here for bro. Manly nerd hugs.

Yeah, I’m digging the mix more now in the P&M section. It used to be what GWproject are you working on? Now we are getting to see all the options out there.

monkeytroll wrote:Shame on the sticks....I was looking froward to seeing pew-pew lighting the place up everywhere

As I told Kestral, the pew pews May return .

Maniac_nmt wrote:The Black and Green scheme looks really nice on the Ghar models.

Well I hope I can get some subtle shading in on the green and really make this pop, see below.

So got home from work last night and was wired so got some painting done. Not much, but here is where I think the green will go.

I think the gun arm needs a little something, especially on the “fins”, but I don’t want to go gunmetal with it. Any suggestions?


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/09/02 19:10:17


Post by: Flinty


I like it with the green. What about a glowy blue or purple for the weapon. Make it all.plasma like?

And thanks for the inspiration. I just got about 15 of the buggers in the sale. How can you say no to £1 each?!


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/09/02 19:38:52


Post by: monkeytroll


I was also thinking purple might work. Or perhaps a heat stained metal if you want to avoid basic gunmetal? A red-purple-blue patina might look good against the rest.

And yes, also thanks for the tip-off, several three-legged thingies are currently in development


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/09/03 05:08:06


Post by: Pointer5


I think the model looks great as is.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/09/03 16:17:50


Post by: Theophony


Flinty wrote:I like it with the green. What about a glowy blue or purple for the weapon. Make it all.plasma like?

And thanks for the inspiration. I just got about 15 of the buggers in the sale. How can you say no to £1 each?!

Hope to see what you do with them soon . Purple was an option I tried out on a test model.

monkeytroll wrote:I was also thinking purple might work. Or perhaps a heat stained metal if you want to avoid basic gunmetal? A red-purple-blue patina might look good against the rest.

And yes, also thanks for the tip-off, several three-legged thingies are currently in development

I’m trying to stay away from using metal on weapons as this is far in the future and I’m sure ceramics and plastics have taken the place of metals. There are metals being used on the models, but just trying to limit them.

Pointer5 wrote:I think the model looks great as is.

Thanks Pointer5, I appreciate that.

Well I didn’t want to go green initially, but was leery of adding in another color.


I need to touch up the balls on the fins, not sure where I’ll go with it, but got first coating on the bombers.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/09/04 00:09:23


Post by: weasel_beef


Hey man, love the black/green Ghar. I picked up a set of the Ghar Battlesuits at NOVA this past weekend and assembled them that night. Finished painting and basing one earlier today, big fan of the models. Ordered the rulebook online this morning and am definitely going to nab a few more sets once I'm able to flip through the book and get a better feel of the setting and factions.

Have you been able to get any games in yet? Big fan of your thread and models done thus far, keep up the good work.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/09/10 17:55:23


Post by: Theophony


 weasel_beef wrote:
Hey man, love the black/green Ghar. I picked up a set of the Ghar Battlesuits at NOVA this past weekend and assembled them that night. Finished painting and basing one earlier today, big fan of the models. Ordered the rulebook online this morning and am definitely going to nab a few more sets once I'm able to flip through the book and get a better feel of the setting and factions.

Have you been able to get any games in yet? Big fan of your thread and models done thus far, keep up the good work.


Sorry for the late response and delay in updates guys. Car issues, but got a newer used car 2014 Chevy Impala (I feel like the guys from supernatural now ) so the Volvo I had will shortly be donated to any cause that wishes to pick it up for scrap.

@weasel_beef I love the handle . I have only gotten in games with my son, but hope to rectify that soon. The Ghar are probably the most original of the BtGoA armies and well designed, though I wish the suits were 2-3x as large as they are. I think it would just feel as nasty as they are supposed to be if it were bigger. They just released all new online army lists for all the factions on the Warlord webstore. They are version 3 and have updates from all the books except the dronescourge on it. Totally free to download, so check it out .

In the mean time I assembled 11 more battlesuits and have just now painted them up to the base armor color level (black primer, two drybrushings of different greys and then the was of coreilia greenshade).

The color of these are a little lighter than the bombers as my second drybrush layer (stormvermin fur) was heavier than I should have done it . Getting ready for work, so that should be it for today, unless the mail lady drops off my other Warlord order which took 2weeks to process and start the shipping on. Can’t really blame them as that sale was insane.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/09/11 18:15:00


Post by: Theophony


The Ghar are beginning to look a bit more cohesive. The bombers stick out a little due to their darker shells, but not terribly bad. Still have to do the leg stripes on the battlesuits, but I’ll save that tediousness for another time.



Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/09/11 18:25:23


Post by: Viktor von Domm


i think changing cars is one major aspect of this thread...i´ve lost count...but at least four i think? in the last few years...

impala...that is what one might call a true car!


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/09/11 18:25:36


Post by: Fango


I love that green on the Ghar, Theo. These are really coming along nicely!


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/09/11 19:26:01


Post by: CommissarKhaine


You really shoud've gone with orange.. Just kidding, I love the black and green look, very menacing! Lovely, vibrant green too.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/09/12 20:46:52


Post by: Theophony


Viktor von Domm wrote:i think changing cars is one major aspect of this thread...i´ve lost count...but at least four i think? in the last few years...

impala...that is what one might call a true car!

Only two cars Vik, but they were both major problems in the end. The Impala is a great car, lots of room and get up and go .

Fango wrote:I love that green on the Ghar, Theo. These are really coming along nicely!

Thanks Fango, I was worried that too much of a pop in color would look ridiculous, but it has really made an impression.

CommissarKhaine wrote:You really shoud've gone with orange.. Just kidding, I love the black and green look, very menacing! Lovely, vibrant green too.

Orange will happen I believe, just not with the Ghar...except their eyes are yellow it’s an orange wash.

Speaking of eyes...the Ghar suits have their eye lenses now and first layer on their guns and a nuln wash.



Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/09/12 22:46:34


Post by: Meer_Cat


It's amazing- first the little bit of green, now the little bit of red, but these otherwise 'metal colored' colossi are really showing some depth of color! The washes help too, of course, but wow- really like the result with the lenses added.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/09/13 00:08:44


Post by: Camkierhi


I love the simplicity of the scheme, it just works perfectly. The could get so messed up with too much going on, but you have a nice balance going on. These models are so tempting, but I will resist.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/09/13 00:38:14


Post by: Theophony


Meer_Cat wrote:It's amazing- first the little bit of green, now the little bit of red, but these otherwise 'metal colored' colossi are really showing some depth of color! The washes help too, of course, but wow- really like the result with the lenses added.

So far no metals except the eye trims. There will be plenty of boltgun metal added though, but I wanted the main body to not look metallic but some sort of sci fi polymer.

Camkierhi wrote:I love the simplicity of the scheme, it just works perfectly. The could get so messed up with too much going on, but you have a nice balance going on. These models are so tempting, but I will resist.

Thanks Cam , you missed the best opportunity as they were on sale during their summer sprue clearance for £1 each instead of £10. Wish I had gotten a ton more, but I had a cunning plan, high fell through . The Ghar are just a fun group of models, kind of like Orks and Gretchin.

As the commercial said, “nothing beats a great pair of L’egs”....except 11 sets of tripod walker legs. Finished the leg stripes, will have to touch up the green later, but for now we are done...ish.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/09/13 19:06:07


Post by: CommissarKhaine


Looking forward to the orange . On a more serious note, nice work on the lenses! Very coherent look to your force, I always like that.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/09/14 17:37:28


Post by: Theophony


 CommissarKhaine wrote:
Looking forward to the orange . On a more serious note, nice work on the lenses! Very coherent look to your force, I always like that.

Thanks CK , I need to pick up some Jokero Orange soon to try out your recipe, but I should finish the Ghar first .

In that light I went and finished assembling 12 Ghar assault suits and primed them this morning. I glue their little tripod leg stripes to sprues so I can prime their undercarriage.

With marines and other two leggers it’s easy enough to prime them on bases, but these guys have a third leg that Slaanesh would be envious of so I had to go with a new tactic. It’s easy enough to pop them loose from the sprue before I start painting them and their toes wind up on the bases anyway, so any glue remnants are hidden by the basing material.

Still waiting on my second order from the Warlordgames summer clearance sale. 50ish Algoryn troopers and command. I’m going to test an orange armor scheme for them after playing around with Dwarf beards.

Far right is the desired color as the other two were painting in progress. The Algoryn are going to probably have green skin. Silly lizards.

Edit: package showed up as I was leaving for work. No less than 4 footprints on it .

Went to go get some paints at the FLGS. Stupid salespeople had me walk out since one was teaching a 5 year old Pokémon (I’m fine with that), but the other one was working on the computer and saw me multiple times waiting to check out. The Pokémon person could have excused themselves for a second to ring out the paints, but chose to ignore me.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/09/15 06:23:28


Post by: Theophony


Started playing with orange when I got home from work.

6 layersof paint and washes

There has to be a better way.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/09/16 11:46:36


Post by: Camkierhi


Sales "assistants" are very annoying at times.

The orange is very nice, but why so many layers bud. What paints you using? Whats your primer and base colour?

When I go orange I primer white, wash it brown and then go in with a "go fasts" red and then Blood angel orange and highlight/ line Hobgoblin Orange. Just about all GW. Throw a wash over all of it, usually a purple these days but sepia was a fave for a while.
I will sometimes go white primer, yellow base coat then the orange and sepia wash if I want bright finish.

Of course take all that with a large pinch of salt, I am not a painter.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/09/16 18:10:23


Post by: Red Harvest


Orange, eh? I did warn everybody. Start with something like red ochre or burnt siena for your base, and build up from that.

Always use a white primer. You did use a white primer?


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/09/16 18:39:31


Post by: CommissarKhaine


I use an airbrush and the 'not macharius solar orange' (IV17 the paint is named) from instar. gives a nice even basecoat, even over black.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/09/17 12:08:43


Post by: Azazelx


Nice work on those Ghar, mate. The green definitely works for them!


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/09/20 17:54:59


Post by: Theophony


Camkierhi wrote:Sales "assistants" are very annoying at times.

The orange is very nice, but why so many layers bud. What paints you using? Whats your primer and base colour?

When I go orange I primer white, wash it brown and then go in with a "go fasts" red and then Blood angel orange and highlight/ line Hobgoblin Orange. Just about all GW. Throw a wash over all of it, usually a purple these days but sepia was a fave for a while.
I will sometimes go white primer, yellow base coat then the orange and sepia wash if I want bright finish.

Of course take all that with a large pinch of salt, I am not a painter.

Oh if I lived closer I’d come over and smack you for saying your not a painter . You have great skills that perfectly match your modeling skills and creates awesome spectacles. You and I might not be golden demon STYLE painters, but you have a style and skills many would give a right and left nut for. Don’t sell yourself short .

Plus I’ll try your mix out this weekend. Still got plenty of Ghar to finish before I jump to Algoryn or back to Concord.

Red Harvest wrote:Orange, eh? I did warn everybody. Start with something like red ochre or burnt siena for your base, and build up from that.

Always use a white primer. You did use a white primer?


What I should this primer you speak of....sounds French.... actually I used a previously painted figure, but this morning I finally found some white flat primer at the store, so I’m now really prepared.

CommissarKhaine wrote:I use an airbrush and the 'not macharius solar orange' (IV17 the paint is named) from instar. gives a nice even basecoat, even over black.

An Instar order is definitely in my future, kind of waiting till they do a Reikland fleshshade before I jump on it though.

Azazelx wrote:Nice work on those Ghar, mate. The green definitely works for them!

Thanks Az, I definitely like it and it’s not the bog standard style I see out there, so I hope I can just keep plowing ahead with them.

So not much this week. Next week is the churches 100th anniversary celebration, so lots to do there, plus the whole new car thing and I had minor surgery yesterday, but I’m up and moving fine today.

I picked up the jokaero orange and stegadon scale green on Tuesday and been fooling around with the orange lately. The container on the right is the best outcome so far, but more playing still needed.

Also did a few bases on the Ghar in the above picture. Still needs some plants and to finish their weapons.

Oh my iPhone isn’t being stupid, so replacement isn’t on its way. Thanks insurance .


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/09/22 20:35:45


Post by: Dr H


Good work on all the robot chaps. Scheme works well, looks nice.

Nah, for orange you want to start with a black basecoat, couple of layers of brown, then a couple of brown/orange, blend that into orange over 3 or 4 layers, then a few more layers blended in with added yellow and then highlights with yellow/orange. Done, in less than 15 layers, no problem.

Hope the surgery was nothing too painful or nasty and heals well.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/09/23 13:29:46


Post by: ListenToMeWarriors


Happy to see more GoA on the board. I have no idea how the game is doing in the UK but from the news and rumours section plenty of people have used the Warlord clearance sale to stock up on cheap Ghar, Concord and Algoryn sprues for armies and conversions.

I really like your scheme on the Ghar battlesuits, the green stripes pop really well and focus the eye well. Your amount of painted Concord a couple of pages back is impressive as well.



Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/09/27 18:48:30


Post by: Theophony


Need a little break from Antares, and Graven has his contest going. I’ll link the thread here soon, but I have an hour in on my entry. Bat-Night of the living dead.

Zombicide Batman.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/09/27 18:50:50


Post by: Camkierhi


Wonderful start, can't wait.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/09/27 18:53:24


Post by: Viktor von Domm


i really like the mini...and you´ve done a capital job on it too!!!


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/09/27 19:25:35


Post by: monkeytroll


A very suitable entry, that's a great figure.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/09/27 19:30:39


Post by: Theophony


Thanks guys

I’m liking how he’s turning out, but almost seams sacrilegious to not paint him black or dark blue, maybe the cape. Though I’m thinking it will be dark brown/ bear fur as he is obviously in a fantasy world and those colors or dark green would be more prevelant in the wilds.

Also on the sacrilegious note, what color should I do his beard? I was thinking it should be black, but once again I feel like breaking away from the norm and I’ve been playing with orange beards, but blonde could be fun as well. or go grey.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/09/27 19:44:01


Post by: monkeytroll


I like the sound of grey....a grizzled bat veteran fighting through the wilderness


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/09/27 20:50:38


Post by: Viktor von Domm


in second the grey...old man bat methinks!


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/09/27 21:12:54


Post by: inmygravenimage


He looks great bug. Cool concept.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/09/28 01:49:40


Post by: Theophony


monkeytroll wrote:I like the sound of grey....a grizzled bat veteran fighting through the wilderness

Cloak grey? Or beard grey? If beard do you think it will be washed out by the armor. I’m planning on making the armor darker still, but that was my concern. Though a grizzled veteran does sound perfect.

Viktor von Domm wrote:in second the grey...old man bat methinks!

Same question as above, will it work with a metallic armor where the beard meets his chest plate?

inmygravenimage wrote:He looks great bug. Cool concept.

Glad you approve , but I really hope you isn’t to call me bud and not bug we call one of our girls bug, and it would just feel weird for you to call me that .


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/09/28 05:03:35


Post by: Viktor von Domm


If grey gives you trouble you could always go white for the beard...so substantially brighter...pale blonde so to say...


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/09/28 06:43:06


Post by: Red Harvest


Make 'im a ginger and paint his beard accordingly. With the twin axes he already has a Nordic look.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/09/28 11:28:08


Post by: Theophony


Viktor von Domm wrote:If grey gives you trouble you could always go white for the beard...so substantially brighter...pale blonde so to say...

Well I started with the grey. Hopefully the base color was enough to seperate it from the armor. Let me know how it looks so far.

Red Harvest wrote:Make 'im a ginger and paint his beard accordingly. With the twin axes he already has a Nordic look.

That’s what I was thinking, but the grey won out and paint hit it last night as I was not ready for bed.

So I painted and watched some walking dead when I got home last night.

Getting the armor a little darker with lots of layers of null oil.

fur is getting darker and skin is looking less pink with the contrast.


Not sure about the cape, but it gives a good contrast to the rest of the model.

Let me know what you guys think. This has been a good palette cleanser and much needed break from my Ghar painting.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/09/29 06:18:24


Post by: inmygravenimage


I'm really enjoying this. Has a very Conan/Batman Eternal vibe. Dammit, Theo, are you trying to make my life difficult or something?!


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/09/29 06:27:26


Post by: Theophony


 inmygravenimage wrote:
I'm really enjoying this. Has a very Conan/Batman Eternal vibe. Dammit, Theo, are you trying to make my life difficult or something?!


Hey You started the whole Batman thing, and your knight competition. I think I goofed up the cloak by trying to do some weathering


Also as a stretch goal the python knights will be joining the frey.

Also added to that are the figs I forgot to take pics of, and just started painting (almost done with now) Sir Schwarz the black knight, and then two villainous monsters a fluffy bunny and the magenta beast of Aaaaaarrrrgggggghhhhh!
Pics in the AM.

Well before I head to work today I thought I’d bring you all up to speed.

I really hope if they do another fantasy zombicide that we get some knights who say Shin.....or Ankle....or some other lower extremity part. Also we need the which on a scale and some taunters of a French persuasion.
Sir schwarz got painted before I thought about taking a photo. The zoom really shows me some mistakes with the stormhost silver highlights and accidental carry over to the cloth .

The abominabunny in his devilish smirk. I keep hearing “ why so serious?” When I look at him .


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/09/29 20:41:45


Post by: Dr H


Good work. BeardyBatMan is looking nice.

"Rabbit stew coming riiiiight up..."


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/09/29 21:49:42


Post by: Llamahead


You had the same idea I had for Gravens competition hmm back to the drawing board.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/09/29 22:46:50


Post by: Meer_Cat


I thin the beard is coming nicely- but am really impressed by the shading on all the armor and leather equipment- top notch!


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/09/30 01:11:58


Post by: Theophony


Dr H wrote:Good work. BeardyBatMan is looking nice.

"Rabbit stew coming riiiiight up..."

Thank Dr. H. One of my uncles made a wicked pot of Hassenpfeffer

Llamahead wrote:You had the same idea I had for Gravens competition hmm back to the drawing board.

Bring it on man, don’t let me steal the idea. There’s never enough Python Knights .

Meer_Cat wrote:I thin the beard is coming nicely- but am really impressed by the shading on all the armor and leather equipment- top notch!

The shading is many MANY layers of wash over a really light colored paint.

Forgot to post a closer pic of sir Schwarz with his zombicide card



Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/09/30 19:04:56


Post by: Viktor von Domm


´tis but a scratch...


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/09/30 19:36:02


Post by: Camkierhi


Pretty magnificent work going on here.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/09/30 19:54:24


Post by: Theophony


Viktor von Domm wrote:´tis but a scratch...

What are you going to do? Bleed on us?

Camkierhi wrote:Pretty magnificent work going on here.

Thanks Cam , not as cool as your Ork Knight, but I’m enjoying it again. A good deviation from my long project.

Well wasn’t ready for sleep when I got home last night....



Mix of the beast of Caerbannog and Heath Ledger.

I have to go back and finish off bat knight. But here is the group so far.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/09/30 21:02:18


Post by: Viktor von Domm


bunny ledger is cool! somehow more frightening than so many other minis...


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/09/30 21:34:48


Post by: monkeytroll


Love the jokerised rabbit. Why has no-one done a Batman-Python crossover before?


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/09/30 21:41:39


Post by: JoshInJapan


That vorpal bunny is the stuff of nightmares. Well done.

Have you figured out what to do with Batranger's beard? It might look good with streaks of white-- my beard is doing that, and while it doesn't exactly lend me any more dignity, it certainly makes me look older.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/10/01 06:07:17


Post by: Theophony


Viktor von Domm wrote:bunny ledger is cool! somehow more frightening than so many other minis...

Because he’s just so cute and fluffy....yet deadly.

monkeytroll wrote:Love the jokerised rabbit. Why has no-one done a Batman-Python crossover before?

Batman is just too Serious to be a python player. He is always finding clues, while the python sketches are always without a clue

JoshInJapan wrote:That vorpal bunny is the stuff of nightmares. Well done.

Have you figured out what to do with Batranger's beard? It might look good with streaks of white-- my beard is doing that, and while it doesn't exactly lend me any more dignity, it certainly makes me look older.

His beard is a grey as others suggested. I think I’ll have to try a close up shot in the morning. It’s just different enough to his armor now that I have darkened the armor a lot.

So the Covfefe beast has made an appearance. Someone needs to trim his bangs, he’s like a sheep dog.

Still a bunch of work on it to do.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/10/01 19:33:59


Post by: Viktor von Domm


is that him...?



amazing...

now you need to find a big foot...(lierally!)


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/10/01 21:13:43


Post by: Maniac_nmt


 Theophony wrote:

monkeytroll wrote:Love the jokerised rabbit. Why has no-one done a Batman-Python crossover before?

Batman is just too Serious to be a python player. He is always finding clues, while the python sketches are always without a clue


I think Batman and the Bishop would get along famously.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/10/02 04:24:27


Post by: Red Harvest


The Rabbit of Caerbannog. Very cool. And the Black beast of Aaargh as well. Minis that are just fun to paint. Gotta love 'em. And nice work on them.

The saying goes that the Devil's greatest trick is to convince people that he does not exists.

Perhaps it is the Python Troupe's greatest trick that they have convinced people that they are without a clue. Those guys were clued-in AF.

The Batranger's beard blends into the armor still. Maybe up the contrasts-- make the beard a bit more salt and pepper? Or is it a photo lighting issue. I get those all the time.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/10/02 06:10:10


Post by: Theophony


Viktor von Domm wrote:is that him...?



amazing...

now you need to find a big foot...(lierally!)

That is him , though to avoid lawsuits they changed him a bit, and made him the magenta beast of Covfefe (Stupid trump joke).

Thanks for the idea about a foot , now to find an appropriate doll foot that my kids won’t miss

Maniac_nmt wrote:
 Theophony wrote:

monkeytroll wrote:Love the jokerised rabbit. Why has no-one done a Batman-Python crossover before?

Batman is just too Serious to be a python player. He is always finding clues, while the python sketches are always without a clue


I think Batman and the Bishop would get along famously.

No one expects Robert the Bruce of Wayne

Red Harvest wrote:The Rabbit of Caerbannog. Very cool. And the Black beast of Aaargh as well. Minis that are just fun to paint. Gotta love 'em. And nice work on them.

The saying goes that the Devil's greatest trick is to convince people that he does not exists.

Perhaps it is the Python Troupe's greatest trick that they have convinced people that they are without a clue. Those guys were clued-in AF.

The Batranger's beard blends into the armor still. Maybe up the contrasts-- make the beard a bit more salt and pepper? Or is it a photo lighting issue. I get those all the time.

I have gone back and brightened the beard up another layer and taken a close up. Let me know what you think now.


Also WIP on the trebuchet.



Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/10/02 12:22:06


Post by: Viktor von Domm


by the way...you do know that Victoria miniatures has an inquisition team in their range?...just saying...

Robert the Bruce of Wayne ....

also the beard is good! now get cracking with these hatchets...


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