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Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/10/03 20:23:04


Post by: Theophony


 Viktor von Domm wrote:
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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oh...and why not cast your own foot?...for that personal touch...er kick...

I did know that she had those.....at one point, but I shall wait as I’m sure they will probably become some form of zombicide fig in the future...maybe with a Comfy Chair .

Started cracking on the hatchets, but many more layers on the metal need to be done.


Not casting my own foot , that’s just weird. Especially since my surgery on my toe a few weeks ago. Points for the idea though. Size 13 extra wide would use up a lot of material. A LOT of material and would cover a huge portion of any playing field. I have the original foot of Gork template from 2nd or 3rd edition Warhammer somewhere.

Got a bit sidetracked/back on target.

I just wonder if I should coat him in blood like he just butchered his way through a castle of horny virgins.

I worked on Covfefe’s cotton candy@$$.

And used more dry paints to do his soft scaly underbelly.


The big question is who should be next?


Hurry with votes as I plan on starting this evening.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/10/03 20:53:18


Post by: Viktor von Domm


well...the answer would be bob?...


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/10/04 00:55:35


Post by: JoshInJapan


That beastie is pretty cool. How do you like the dry paints? I've never tried them myself.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/10/04 01:00:54


Post by: Commander Cain


Making some good progress here! I particularly like the knight, very nice muted colours on the robes.

I just got some of the dry paints and they work pretty well, they don't run into other parts of the miniature unlike regular paints like to do.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/10/04 14:54:28


Post by: Theophony


Viktor von Domm wrote:well...the answer would be bob?...

Done good sir....no really....that’s the one I was hoping for, so I started as soon as you posted.

JoshInJapan wrote:That beastie is pretty cool. How do you like the dry paints? I've never tried them myself.

I really like them. Takes getting used to, but I like the outcome.

Commander Cain wrote:Making some good progress here! I particularly like the knight, very nice muted colours on the robes.

I just got some of the dry paints and they work pretty well, they don't run into other parts of the miniature unlike regular paints like to do.

That’s it exactly, didn’t know why I liked them more than regular paints for drybrushing, but you just nailed it.

And since Vik said Bob.

There’s a few touch ups needed.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/10/04 19:24:39


Post by: Viktor von Domm


i think he calls for some terrain pieces as an aide...you don´t have to go for "full bridge"...but some kind of explosion markers...that would be helping....oh...and some rock piece to stand on...

besides...good looking...


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/10/04 19:28:08


Post by: CommissarKhaine


Bob is looking good! I'd have gone for the cute little bunny though


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/10/04 19:46:17


Post by: Theophony


Viktor von Domm wrote:i think he calls for some terrain pieces as an aide...you don´t have to go for "full bridge"...but some kind of explosion markers...that would be helping....oh...and some rock piece to stand on...

besides...good looking...

I saw some bones fire balls and fire walls at the shop and thought “Wonder what I could use those for?” Think I know now

CommissarKhaine wrote:Bob is looking good! I'd have gone for the cute little bunny though

Oh but the bunny was so last page .

Well on to Montabone....or whatever they called him . I have him almost done, but forgot to take a picture before I left. I think the king will be last of the party to get done.

I took a couple days of time off so 4 day weekend starting tomorrow, I have lots to do at church, but most of my time will be with the wife as she also has the same 4 days off. But she likes to sleep in, so there’s plenty of time for me to paint in the AM.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/10/04 20:04:00


Post by: Viktor von Domm


I saw some bones fire balls and fire walls at the shop and thought “Wonder what I could use those for?” Think I know now

that´s the ticket!


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/10/05 16:05:45


Post by: CommissarKhaine


Oh but the bunny was so last page .


Totally missed it . Things move too fast over here I guess, nice work on the bunny!


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/10/06 03:14:36


Post by: Theophony


Viktor von Domm wrote:
I saw some bones fire balls and fire walls at the shop and thought “Wonder what I could use those for?” Think I know now

that´s the ticket!

I may have to swing by the shop in the morning to grab them, but I’d like to wait till Tuesday as that’s double points day.

CommissarKhaine wrote:
Oh but the bunny was so last page .


Totally missed it . Things move too fast over here I guess, nice work on the bunny!

Totally fine , there are so many blogs and sometimes page rolls happen really fast, sometimes they take forever.

So not done and no painting time today, tomorrow will be filled with yardwork , but we will see if I can finish this guy off and finish up the hatchets on bat knight.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/10/06 13:40:51


Post by: Meer_Cat


The figure and your painting really capture Eric Idle as Brave Brave Sir Robin- well done!


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/10/06 15:03:42


Post by: Camkierhi


Great models, doing a great job with the brush too.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/10/06 18:39:48


Post by: Viktor von Domm


i think he lacks a certain stain of bodily fluid in his groinal area...


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/10/06 18:51:59


Post by: Commander Cain


Looking good, Bob is particularly well done!


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/10/08 20:05:51


Post by: JoeRugby


Lovely stuff Theo


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/10/08 20:59:05


Post by: Wirecat


 Theophony wrote:

And since Vik said Bob.

There’s a few touch ups needed.


Could not pass this - wonderful work on the face and moderately contrasting clothing framing it.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/10/08 23:25:32


Post by: Theophony


Meer_Cat wrote:The figure and your painting really capture Eric Idle as Brave Brave Sir Robin- well done!

Thanks Meer_cat, I think Monty Python figs are given a slide since everyone loves the movie. The figs are really well made though....except for Chauncey below

Camkierhi wrote:Great models, doing a great job with the brush too.

Thanks Cam, one day my airbrush may get used....but probably not by me.

Viktor von Domm wrote:i think he lacks a certain stain of bodily fluid in his groinal area...

I have to keep it somewhat PG...PG13.....R, not like the shows my wife watches .

Commander Cain wrote:Looking good, Bob is particularly well done!

Thanks CC, I do really like how he turned out, and his pose really does say “stop...what I say the airspeed of an unladen swallow?”

JoeRugby wrote:Lovely stuff Theo

Thanks Joe, good to see you back.

Wirecat wrote:
 Theophony wrote:

And since Vik said Bob.

There’s a few touch ups needed.


Could not pass this - wonderful work on the face and moderately contrasting clothing framing it.

Well we had to go moderately contrasting as the funds for making The Holy Grail movie got blown on alcohol, so they had to go with not as elaborate wardrobe .

Well like I said above the figs themselves are really well done, my only big issue is with Chauncey. He had servere mold slippage all over his body, head, leg and hand. No excuse, but it really messed up details.

Still a WIP, more to be done on him, then on to Gilbert and Mortimer.

For those not in the know, Gits has been championing a game called BUSHIDO over in his thread. Though I will probably never get to play against him or his buddies I decided to get into the game since they are releasing a true samurai faction called the Minimoto Clan (mountain clan with bears and Tetsubo). I have the starter set and two other figs and the faction cards coming hopefully tomorrow, and another character ally coming next week. That’s all the figs for the clan released so far, but just yesterday they showed previews of the bear and another blacksmith who chucks molten metal and ashes at opponents. Rules are free on their website GCTstudios.com. In the mean time I’m pushing my skills to do some tests on old L5R crab samurai to see if I can get a good scheme going. They use red, black, white and a greenish metal color which I’m not a fan of. This I should a work I need progress, the armor is only washed to help me see texture and details, but I kind of like it. The leggings and waist band are done and skin is done as well, but I might give one more shade up on the red still. Let me know what you think.


As always, comments appreciated.

Edit: made a few bases using some wrath of kings bases and plumbers putty. I then pressed a rock into the putty to stamp random texture into the base.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/10/09 11:33:38


Post by: Theophony


So, I like how this guy is looking.....but not for the Minimoto clan . Oh well, time to grab the next test figure , one of the benefits of a horde of unpainted models.



I probably should not have his waist sash and his undershirt the same colors.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/10/09 19:51:07


Post by: Camkierhi


I like the simplicity of the scheme Theo, really nice and clean, suits the model.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/10/09 21:15:25


Post by: CommissarKhaine


Someone's moving fast...One nice tetsubo. Minor comment though: they usually were wood with metal nobs driven into them.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/10/10 06:11:54


Post by: Theophony


Camkierhi wrote:I like the simplicity of the scheme Theo, really nice and clean, suits the model.

Thanks Cam , I think it does really work with all the details on this model. He will eventually get completed for some use, probably for test of Honour though.

CommissarKhaine wrote:Someone's moving fast...One nice tetsubo. Minor comment though: they usually were wood with metal nobs driven into them.

Yes, I know on the Tetsubo, but the artwork on the Minimoto Clan has the Tetsubo being metal, I guess when your clan rules the mountain with metal smiths and mines you can make whatever you want.

So I got my package today, it was waiting on the counter when I got home from work. These are hands down the BEST metal figs I have ever handled, much less owned. Out of the seven figs there was only 1 piece of extra metal flash which came off with my fingernail scrapping it and no mold slippage anywhere. Not nearly the detail as the L5R figs, but matches the artwork perfectly.

I’m disappointed in how they were packaged as the card s are bent and the edges are worn. Being important to the game I figured they would have a better way of protecting them in transit.

All 7 out of the packages and stood up in their bases. Sorry that I’ll be cutting the tabs off to glue them to their permanent bases, but they will get primed on these tomorrow.

The bases I made this morning which these and others will sit on. The card is the clan emblem, a bear superimposed on the mountain. I tried to get the bases to look like the rocks of the mountain with black, brown and reddish washes on the white air drying clay.



Closeups of the bases. Really simple technique. I filled the bases with the air drying clay level to the rim of the base and then took a random rock and pressed into the clay to imprint the texture, turning the rock and using different edges and covering the whole base with multiple overlapping imprints. These sat for about 12 hours while I was at work and then I hit them with Nuln oil, some Agrax earthshade and then tiny bits of Reikland fleshwash. I think I’ll have to touch them up in the morning to see how much the clay draws the colors in.

Also was playing with another L5R fig and I think I may have the green down now how I will try it on the Minimoto. While painting this guy I realized that he isn’t a shamrock Samurai . Look at those knee pads with the three leaf clover .



Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/10/10 20:00:49


Post by: Dr H


Good work, Theo'. Like the bases.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/10/10 20:23:44


Post by: Theophony


 Dr H wrote:
Good work, Theo'. Like the bases.

Thanks Dr. H, not sure if I’ll use them though as id have to cut off these huge tabs under the models. I’ve got time to think about it though as I have the models to paint.

So I ordered Hisoka on the 7th late at night and it arrived today 5 days ahead of time , or a few hours late to get primed with the rest of the models . I’m a glass half empty sort of guy I guess. Anyway he brings my rice total up to 52 without enhancements, events or specials.

In the mean time today I’ve been painting.....

Still plenty of work to do on him, but starting to take shape. The brown coat will get more red and the blacks have had no highlights yet. The skin is done, but he needs eyebrows and beard. His socks and white sleeves are also done at this point. I don’t think I’ll go any whiter with them.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/10/10 22:28:18


Post by: Meer_Cat


The rock bases are incredible- I'm using that tip! And the figures are very nice, highly detailed and no mold slippage or other impediments. You're painting them up something fierce, too!


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/10/11 06:37:06


Post by: JoshInJapan


I really like those old Clan War samurai. They have a real old-fashioned style of lacing that is much easier to paint than late, Sengoku-style armors. I look forward to seeing where you go with them.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/10/11 12:41:32


Post by: Maniac_nmt


Not-Tim is very well done. Nice, muted colors that you can still separate visually.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/10/11 18:20:15


Post by: Theophony


Meer_Cat wrote:The rock bases are incredible- I'm using that tip! And the figures are very nice, highly detailed and no mold slippage or other impediments. You're painting them up something fierce, too!

Thanks Meer_Cat, I hope they turn out well. I think I’m changing up the color scheme slightly by doing the reds as browns though...I figure that might help bring the bear into the color scheme, we will see eventually.

JoshInJapan wrote:I really like those old Clan War samurai. They have a real old-fashioned style of lacing that is much easier to paint than late, Sengoku-style armors. I look forward to seeing where you go with them.

The old L5R figs are really nice, too bad the shamrock samurai has such an odd face, so long and narrow.

Maniac_nmt wrote:Not-Tim is very well done. Nice, muted colors that you can still separate visually.

Thanks Maniac_nmt, he turned out better than I had planned in my head.

So more work done on the blacksmith, almost done, still must finish his fur collar, rings on his arm and assorted small items.

As I mentioned above, I think I’ll keep the brown color instead of taking it up to red. Hopefully it will help bring the fur of the bear into the clan colors. I think I’ll still do some red like the Tetsubo handle and small bits here and there, but not as much as I had planned to go with.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/10/11 22:04:34


Post by: inmygravenimage


Excellent job indeed. Most impressive. A few splashes of red definitely still required.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/10/13 05:38:26


Post by: Theophony


 inmygravenimage wrote:
Excellent job indeed. Most impressive. A few splashes of red definitely still required.

Thanks graven , red will probably happen, but I need to get some supplies first.

In the mean time I got the next model base colored and hit it with a few washes. Aya Masaema, ashigaru, Gunso

It feels strange painting Japanese armor with metallic paints, but that’s how they look to me in the paintings, and being the highest of armor levels (3 and 4) it makes sense.

Hopefully it will look better once I get to do layers and bring colors back up. The primer covered spotty and a bit grainy, but I think it’s still okay.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/10/15 04:02:23


Post by: Theophony


Closer to done now, but touch ups needed after taking photo and seeing details

Also started blocking in parts on the Samurai/leader fig.

Hopefully can get a couple hours on him tonight/tomorrow.


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More work on the leader. There were no color pictures of him, so clean canvas to play with. I’m thinking of taking the hair lighter, but that might make the whole model too light. Suggestions?


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/10/15 07:02:06


Post by: JoshInJapan


Nice work so far on that commander. I think the hair would look better in a lighter color, not unlike Takeda Shingen.

Also, samurai armor was metal, but the plates were usually lacquered to keep them from rusting. Black was the most popular, but red and rust were also used.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/10/16 11:41:57


Post by: Theophony


 JoshInJapan wrote:
Nice work so far on that commander. I think the hair would look better in a lighter color, not unlike Takeda Shingen.

Also, samurai armor was metal, but the plates were usually lacquered to keep them from rusting. Black was the most popular, but red and rust were also used.


For some reason I thought armor panels were wood that was highly lacquered . Make sure sense it was metal though, no idea why I was thinking that.

If I go white with the “hair”, I think the white fur lining around the rest of the clothing and on the blacksmith will probably go to a dark brown, which will fit with the eventual bear. What do you think of that idea?


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/10/17 22:47:11


Post by: Theophony


Per Josh’s suggestion I went to the white hair and then went with a darker fur color high will hopefully tie the bear in when I get it.


Also starting to work on the next model, an unblessed ashigaru.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/10/18 06:34:02


Post by: Red Harvest


Speaking of Takeda Shingen: If you have a chance Theo, watch Kagemusha. It's a Kurosawa film, one of his Samurai epics. As to be expected with Kurosawa, the visuals alone are worth the time. And it's a good movie all around, unlike Ran, which was beautiful but dull, based on Shakespeare's King Lear -- my least favorite of The Bard's works. Now, Throne of Blood, based on MacBeth, is a much better movie. One of the final scenes, with the Archers shooting at Mifune's character...That was real fear in Mifune's eyes. Real archers shooting real arrows at him. Then there was Sanjuro, with the first blood gush on film.

The white hair does work well. Armor was made from metal and leather. lacquered of course. Japan is a rather wet place.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/10/19 22:38:31


Post by: inmygravenimage


^ the man speaks true on many levels. Now go watch kagemuaha. And love where the dude is going.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/10/22 13:59:48


Post by: Theophony


Thanks guys, I will have to find time to watch all of his films, but it’s not an option currently. Time I spent a precious commodity, this weekend I was off and had no time to paint, so I took the last two hours to finish my entry for Gravens I am the Knight competition. I’m copying my entry over here so I can share the fun with everyone.

I give you Bat Knight: Black Plague style.

In the village of Gotham a Plague has fallen upon the population, but no ordinary plague, not even a wrath of an angry God, no this plague was made by man. A court Jester who tried to betray the King and take the crown for himself using foul magics, alchemical skills and forbidden knowledge of the underworld. His plans were spoiled by the loyal family Wayne, but not before the village had been decimated by the poison spread in the water supply that turned the poor of the city into mindless zombies who’s pale skin, darkened eyes and devilish grins showed their corruption. Driven insane by the chemicals the Jester wanders the streets, dancing by the pale moonlight as he and his ravenous pet bunny reek terror among the free citizens of Gotham.

Village outskirts sign desecrated by the lunatic and his pet.

The Jester in his royal reignments

The pet bunny who was pulled from a top hat within the court and devoured the guests and the royal family. All one has to do is look at the bones that are left to see the gnaw marks left by his huge gnashy teeth.

The Bat Knight with his twin axes he climbs sheer walls and drops down on his nemesis, gliding on his unfurled cloak. Some think he is just as mad as the Jester, others think he is seeking vengeance for his lost family but all agree that he is a Knight unafraid of the dark.


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Edit: also just finished Bushido guy #4

He is an unblessed ashigaru, basically a newb.

All four done so far. I really need a better way to photograph my guys besides my iPad and an overhead light



Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/10/22 15:39:02


Post by: Dr H


Red Harvest wrote:...MacBeth...


Good work, Theo'. Look great and fun theme.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/10/23 19:50:09


Post by: JoeRugby


Lovely stuff as usual Theo


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/10/24 11:28:05


Post by: inmygravenimage


Needs... Ham


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/10/24 18:51:51


Post by: Theophony


Dr H wrote:
Red Harvest wrote:...MacBeth...


Good work, Theo'. Look great and fun theme.

Thanks Dr. H
JoeRugby wrote:Lovely stuff as usual Theo

Thanks Joe
inmygravenimage wrote:Needs... Ham

Maybe this should be called the bunny plague and not the Black Plague.

Anyway I notice Miniaturemarket had some replacement figures for Rise if the Kage and ordered them last night and picked them up today.


The two different colors of each are to signify concealed/discovered for the ninja and alert/untalented for the woman. They seem a little small compared to my Minimoto guys, but at $1 each I figured I’d try it out.

Also behind them I found some pillars that would make great objective markers for the game. Then I remembered when I was at home that Gits had already used them back on his page 568 , oh well....steal from the best .

In the far row of the pic I sent one of 6 columns from one of the zombicide kickstarters. They look more Roman to me, but might be used.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/10/24 18:56:41


Post by: ListenToMeWarriors


I am really enjoying your foray into Bushido, the leader is an especially good sculpt and you have done a great job on him. That weapon looks brutal.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/10/24 22:48:26


Post by: Theophony


ListenToMeWarriors wrote:
I am really enjoying your foray into Bushido, the leader is an especially good sculpt and you have done a great job on him. That weapon looks brutal.

Thanks , I’m enjoying the work as well. The models are much better than the basic warlord games samurai I was struggling with.

Well got some work on my ashigaru for the Minimoto Clan.

3 ashigaru, one came with the starter set, the other two are Jyoto ashigaru. Also in the pic is Hisoka, a spry old dude who can work with my clan. He helps flesh out the group and sets snares.

Also tossed on a few layers of washes on the pillars. Nuln oil, then a few spots of sepia and then another layer of Nuln oil.

The sculpting does all the work for these models, not more than 10 minutes total on the pillars. I’ll add some kanji to the tops to make them different, won’t be as good as Gits, but his ideas were pure gold.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/10/24 23:02:12


Post by: JoshInJapan


Those ashigaru are nifty models, despite the unusual helmets. I reckon the helmets would help them fit in with non-samurai warbands and such.

I don't follow Gitsplitta's P&M blog. Where are the columns from?


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/10/25 01:03:24


Post by: Theophony


 JoshInJapan wrote:
Those ashigaru are nifty models, despite the unusual helmets. I reckon the helmets would help them fit in with non-samurai warbands and such.

I don't follow Gitsplitta's P&M blog. Where are the columns from?


You should follow his P&M, the last dozen pages or so are almost all Bushido.

The pillars are Wizkids Deep-Cuts 72591 pillars, 4 in a pack for $4.99. They come preprinted so you can paint them right out of the package. I thought the helmets were strange, but then again I am a stupid Gaijin.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/10/27 14:22:10


Post by: Theophony


Lots of small stuff lately, none worth posting, but here’s some recent tiny projects that I’ve been using as a distraction from getting my Minimoto Clan done.

Rain barrel, bath tub, hiding spot, place to put rice. The inner tube I used for making this has an inside dimension of 25mm so some figs like this ninja can get inside while the inside dimension of the sticks is 32mm so my Minimoto guys can barely fit.

Lid on the larger one is removable.
Also loved how Gits made his area objective markers for his tournament he ran, so I snagged that idea too.

I couldn’t find coasters the size he was suggesting, so I just glued the sticks together on a tape backing. Need to do a few more. The wood grain to me looks like old boat planking which would be great for Jung Pirates......not that they might be next for me.....because an opposing force is needed.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/10/31 16:27:30


Post by: Dr H


Nice woodworking.

Theo's got wood...


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/11/01 06:01:53


Post by: Theophony


Thanks Dr. H, I’ve been playing with my wood lately which has slowed down my painting. But hopefully it will help sell the feeling of the table when I’m done.


Inspired by a pic from Wikipedia, a Little Zen Rock garden. Not the best, but a good initial try.

I’ve been thinking of an opposing faction for the Minimoto Clan, and a few of the armies stand out to me.

First is the Cult of Yurei: basically the Bushido’s version of the L5R shadowlands army. Undead, crazy humans and monsters. I’m leaning more towards the undead group of these guys. These guys could be from anywhere, but I just see them as failed samurai and the people the clan could not get to in time. Lots of models as some undead are just a few points each.

Secondly the Ninja: because.....Ninja , with some sort of training hideout in the mountains. Low model count army.

Lastly the Silvermoon Trade sindicate: the greedy underworld merchants with hired thugs who prey on the less fortunate. Bandits with headquarters in the remote mountainside who try to get some of the money made by the fine Minimoto blacksmiths. I haven’t looked too much at these guys yet, but it fits my idea of half good half bad as I could make them kind of like Robin Hood, or go full on mobster with them.

Suggestions anyone?


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/11/01 06:38:26


Post by: JoshInJapan


That's a nifty little garden. Have you thought about adding rake lines to the gravel?

I vote for bandits. They'd give you a Seven Samurai vibe.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/11/02 18:41:06


Post by: Theophony


 JoshInJapan wrote:
That's a nifty little garden. Have you thought about adding rake lines to the gravel?

I vote for bandits. They'd give you a Seven Samurai vibe.


Thanks Josh , this was just poured gravel over glue. But the texture sand I have will go in a more permanent garden display I do later. I just wanted to try it out for scale. The grain on this gravel was still too large I believe, but I had it from another project so I thought I’d give it a go.

Speaking of the seven samurai.....Warlordgames posted a preview pic in the Test of Honour Facebook page of their upcoming Seven Samurai miniatures . Scaled for and with game content for Test of Honour. I think it’ll be out by Christmas.

Little more progress. While I liked the store look I got from my test bases, they wound up too fragile at the thickness for the bases so good old Stirland Mud is being used.

I’ll add some high mountain sort of tufts to it and I have been trying to find some of the GW Valhalla Blizzard texture, but all three local shops were out of it.

Still lots to do on Hisoka, and I think I’ll pick up a brighter red for some of the fabric and the Samurai mask.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/11/02 19:30:45


Post by: shasolenzabi


They look so good Theo!


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/11/03 09:54:53


Post by: CommissarKhaine


Nice zen garden, and lovely minis as well!


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/11/03 12:11:39


Post by: Da Boss


Those bushido minis are looking fantastic. Well done.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/11/03 13:39:05


Post by: JoeRugby


Love the zen rock garden Theo


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/11/03 22:38:08


Post by: Meer_Cat


Hey Theo, Gits:

Warbases just opened a kickstarter called The 55th Day in Beijing which is all about laser cut MDF buildings and scenery, including hand carts and such. For all that it is China (Boxer Rebellion setting) the look seems good for Japanese Bushido.

Link is here, f you care to take a look:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1385763591/the-55th-day-in-beijing?ref=discovery



Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/11/03 23:11:02


Post by: Theophony


shasolenzabi wrote:They look so good Theo!

Thanks Shaso, good to see you back and active again.

CommissarKhaine wrote:Nice zen garden, and lovely minis as well!

Thanks CK, larger garden planned, but sand will be different.

Da Boss wrote:Those bushido minis are looking fantastic. Well done.

Thanks Da Boss, I’m really enjoying them.

JoeRugby wrote:Love the zen rock garden Theo

Thanks JoeRugby, got to get my Zen on .

Meer_Cat wrote:Hey Theo, Gits:

Warbases just opened a kickstarter called The 55th Day in Beijing which is all about laser cut MDF buildings and scenery, including hand carts and such. For all that it is China (Boxer Rebellion setting) the look seems good for Japanese Bushido.

Link is here, f you care to take a look:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1385763591/the-55th-day-in-beijing?ref=discovery


Just looked at it, the large village is looking promising, definitely Chinese as opposed to Japanese, but might make it work....I set a reminder on it for later. Thanks.

Also just worked on the basing a bit. Ring edges in two colors to denote front and back arcs. Mud was given a drybrush of tyrant skull and then glazed with waywatcher green. Definitely more to do on the basing, but the glaze was heavy and needs to dry. Also finished Hisoka, he is in his own colored clothing as he is a mercenary, but painted his base to match the army. I also took the reds up to a blood red color which helps them pop more. They were the color of the base ring, more brownish than reddish.

Any suggestions for basing additions would be great. I’m thinking of adding a few small rocks here and there and some clump foliage, possibly some small purple flowers if I can track them down.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/11/05 19:35:35


Post by: Theophony


GCT website back up, now has the two new Minimoto figs available. possible order being placed today .

In the mean time I finished basing my figs, until I can find some colorful small flowers to go onto the bases that is.

Each base got a small rock as our mountain home should have some, and a small clump of hearty foliage.

Also in the picture is a WIP monk training pole terrain piece, slows movement down, but otherwise no LOS blocking. Also the barrels are a pack from Wiz Kids Deep Cuts, I really like their pieces of terrain, and they are pre primed. Just a simple coat of paint and a wash and they are ready.


Columns from the Massive Darkness KS Campaign. If I make a temple board then these can be internal structures or objectives.


Lastly a WIP pond. The ring of rock is 4” diameter so I can use it as an objective without having to cut a 4” circle again. I used a CD as the base then just drew my circle with a compass. Many layers of Elmer’s glue ahead for this. Not sure what I’ll put in the middle. Possibly a statue or just a rock clump which will point which direction the controller is.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/11/05 21:45:15


Post by: monkeytroll


All looks great Theo.

Adding some koi to the pond?


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/11/06 03:29:53


Post by: Maniac_nmt


Your muted color scheme is very nice. Most folks go fairly elaborate for samurai, and this is a nice, realistic, change of pace.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/11/06 15:22:02


Post by: CommissarKhaine


Smart move on the pond. No water effects instead of PVA glue?


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/11/06 23:19:01


Post by: JoshInJapan


That's a nifty little pond. How are you going to keep the PVA from leaking out between the rocks?


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/11/06 23:32:41


Post by: Camkierhi


Lots of great work here fella. Pond idea is good. As an idea have you seen those silly grip things people put on their mobile phones, like a little pop up thingy.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/11/08 01:55:23


Post by: Theophony


monkeytroll wrote:All looks great Theo.

Adding some koi to the pond?

I was trying to figure out how, but then I saw a post on the Test of Honour Facebook page where a guy did similar, only much better quality. His answer was tonpaint little squiggles that somewhat resembled fish and then do layers up. At this scale some details just don’t transfer (see below).

Maniac_nmt wrote:Your muted color scheme is very nice. Most folks go fairly elaborate for samurai, and this is a nice, realistic, change of pace.

Thanks Maniac_nmt, it’s more out of necessity due to my painting skills, but I chalk it up to the Minimoto Clan (bear clan) being practical and none too flashy.

CommissarKhaine wrote:Smart move on the pond. No water effects instead of PVA glue?

I have plenty of PVA glue, and it’s cheap

JoshInJapan wrote:That's a nifty little pond. How are you going to keep the PVA from leaking out between the rocks?

I’ll keep it in place with the simplest method....prayer . Lots of thin layers....eventually.

Camkierhi wrote:Lots of great work here fella. Pond idea is good. As an idea have you seen those silly grip things people put on their mobile phones, like a little pop up thingy.

That’s a great idea Cam , the pop sockets as my kids call them....I’ll look into those, I actually just left HobbyLobby having looked at a bunch of jewelry charms for inspiration. Nothing caught my eye for this project, but I saw some pins for DC and Batman fans that would make lovely signs. In particular I saw a pin that said “Wonderland” which had texture all around it like a little tea cup, a rabbit, a hat and a pocket watch. It gave me ideas for building a Gang for Batman if I ever did that .

Anyway as I said above, some details just don’t translate well into 28-35mm scale. One of those I’ve had trouble with is bamboo. We all know bamboo has segments and a little beveled spot at each junction, but when you take a stick down to this scale it is almost unnoticeable, yet we each look for it when we are starring at it. I think it’s one of those problems of the three foot rule. At scale and 3’ from the table your not going to see the bulges if it’s in scale, but when we photograph stuff from inches away it doesn’t look right without the bumps. I got a real taste of that last night at work when I looked at one of the fake plants (a bamboo plant pot 6’ tall). I noticed the bulges on the sticks were less than a 1/8” and the sticks being 1-1 1/2 inches wide meant there was nothing really glaring about it. And when I stood 20’ from it you really didn’t notice them, so why should I see it on the models on the table? When I was at HobbyLobby just now they had 6’ bamboo sticks which once again had detail to them, but the bulges were so small that when I put three next to each other there was really no discernible gaps between them. So with that in mind last night I had made a fence of “john’s bamboo” by cutting some dowel rod into 1.5” lengths roughly and sticking them into a base of air drying clay.

I have worked on it today but forgot pictures , I’ll remedy that when I get home. I have since woven them together using some thread across the top to reinforce the fence, added the joints by marking the bulges with a micron pen and stained the sticks to look like dried yellow bamboo.

I also played with some extra clay making a bale of goods, will get bound with thread/rope later, and some little plastic dodads to make some pots. One pot with a lid, the other pot has clay and microbeads that I had purchased for rivets to look like berries or fruit.

Hopefully paint helps sell the project.

Other smaller pieces have also been started, but I’m waiting on stuff to even show them off in the very early WIP phase.

Thanks for looking and sharing the comments guys .

Edit: home now, here’s the bamboo fence now.

What do you think? Be honest.

Edit2: also got this WIP up to a point worth painting.

Little zen garden. Yellow sand still wet. It will get painted once it dries, I raked it by taking 6 tiny finish nails and taped them together, hope it works out.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/11/08 17:52:27


Post by: Llamahead


Bamboo fence looks excellent. Pots are just the wrong colour and need to be tied together.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/11/08 19:36:43


Post by: Theophony


 Llamahead wrote:
Bamboo fence looks excellent. Pots are just the wrong colour and need to be tied together.


Thanks Llamahead , pots are still WIP, and that’s all bare plastic colors your seeing. They will eventually get primed and painted black.

In the mean time painted the sand on the garden and added shrubbery. I hope Roger the shrubber is proud .


Edit: forgot to post the pic of the finished training posts.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/11/09 17:45:14


Post by: CommissarKhaine


That bamboo is looking real nice! Is all the detail painted on?


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/11/09 19:01:28


Post by: monkeytroll


Looking good - agree that painting bamboo is probably best at this scale, unless maybe you're creating a masterclass exhibition piece.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/11/09 20:55:31


Post by: Theophony


CommissarKhaine wrote:That bamboo is looking real nice! Is all the detail painted on?

No, very little paint. I used craft dowels and then an ink Micron pen, which bled a little giving the usual bamboo striations, then washed with sepia ink. The line that goes all the way across the wall is a dark green/black thread which was woven around each post one end to the other then back again.

monkeytroll wrote:Looking good - agree that painting bamboo is probably best at this scale, unless maybe you're creating a masterclass exhibition piece.

Hahahaha, that will never happen here In this thread unless someone else posts it hahahaha.

Well my order from GCTstudios is in royal airmail to me, hopefully next Wednesday at earliest with veteran day Monday. So the clan will be joined by Tetsu the Bear with his armor and Nuan the Blacksmith throwing cinder/ash and red hot metal.


Automatically Appended Next Post:
Got home from work and still a bit wound up, so I knocked together a little Shinto graveyard. Nothing fancy, and might be technically wrong, but I found a picture on google using Shinto Graveyard and it looked like an easy mock up. Since I’m leaning towards Cult of Yurei as my next force I figured a graveyard would fit nice.

Also WIP statue. Just put stormhost silver on the ball it has its front paw on. I’m going to give it the red gem coating to see how that turns out.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/11/10 21:13:57


Post by: Dr H


Good work, Theo'.
Yeah, the bamboo fence looks nice.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/11/11 07:23:52


Post by: Theophony


 Dr H wrote:
Good work, Theo'.
Yeah, the bamboo fence looks nice.

Thanks Dr. H

Well took a bit tonight and got mostly done with my Shinto graveyard. Inspired by a picture I found with google of five grave markers which the ground over the centuries had buckled a little and cocked a few of the stones. I’m torn on trying to write kanji on the stones as I’d have no idea what I’m writing.

Though the humorous side of me wants to write sweet and sour chicken, egg rolls, fried rice, General Tso and crab Rangoon on the different markers . Probably not ethically correct, but if tattoo shops can do it why not. Reminds me of an old friend who stylized symbols to spell out Jesus saves backwards on the pendants on his Eldar jetbikes . Being dyslexic I saw it pretty easy, but no one else saw it.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/11/15 03:04:16


Post by: Theophony


Still waiting on my order of Nuan and tetsu, should be any day now, but snowpocalypse inbound.

Wanted a small bridge to have on the board, not a nice ceremonial one, just a peasant bamboo bridge for over a creek.

Blue tape just a temporary hold while glue dries.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/11/15 03:06:56


Post by: Camkierhi


That's a wonderful bridge, great work.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/11/15 03:59:39


Post by: Theophony


 Camkierhi wrote:
That's a wonderful bridge, great work.


Thanks Cam , just a quick project to get juices flowing. Neither side actually reaches the ground as eventually I want to make a river bed for it to sit in and earthen ramps to meet the bamboo ramps on either side.

Well, ultra fine point sharpie marker and a coating or two of sepia wash later and the bridge is slightly more realistic.

Not the prettiest, but also doesn’t look like foamboard with printing on it either.

So far I have survived the Miniaturemarket Black Friday sale without a purchase. There are a few items that would be good for other projects, but my willpower roll was successful.

Still contemplating my next army for Bushido and now Temple of Ro-Kan is sort of in the lead. Not only do they have the monks, monk animals (fighting panda and trash panda with wolverine style claws) but they also have peasants who assist the monks. Lots of opportunity for terrain modeling with shrines and farms. Cult of Yurei still has a draw as being a fight anyone sort of force and I’d like an army a zombies, but something still just isn’t getting me to pull the trigger on them.



Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/11/16 00:55:07


Post by: JoshInJapan


Ooh, I like that bridge. I'll have to try something like that myself.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/11/16 06:43:04


Post by: Theophony


 JoshInJapan wrote:
Ooh, I like that bridge. I'll have to try something like that myself.

Thanks Josh , it’s a fun little project.

Reinforcements showed up today.

Nuan the blacksmith tossing molten lead and cinders at opponents and giving cover to units.

Also Tetsu the bear bringing some brutal beating down on the opponents.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/11/16 17:26:31


Post by: monkeytroll


Nice little bridge there

That blacksmith looks interesting - tossing molten metal around.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/11/16 18:58:09


Post by: Theophony


 monkeytroll wrote:
Nice little bridge there

That blacksmith looks interesting - tossing molten metal around.

Thanks Monkeytroll, he is a very interesting model and the artwork is great for him too. He is a pita to put together as the right arm and the spray of metal is one piece and the bucket and body are a second piece. It’s been a long time since I’ve had to pin metal, but they are together for good now.

And the bear is almost done.


Must do the basing, ring the base with Clan coloring I’ve done, and do a wash on the ropes and another highlight color on the ropes. Also need to try some stuff on the metals to make them pop more.

Comments as always are welcome .


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/11/17 14:28:59


Post by: Viktor von Domm


that bamboo of yours is very good looking...please share how you did if...especially these ridiculous small strips....i need to nick that idea....

the bridge looks amazing too...

i dunno why everybody gets better with painting but i´m still stuck in the pour-paint-over-model-stage.... well...i always construct only and seldom paint...might be a clue here^^


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/11/17 15:04:07


Post by: Theophony


 Viktor von Domm wrote:
that bamboo of yours is very good looking...please share how you did if...especially these ridiculous small strips....i need to nick that idea....

the bridge looks amazing too...

i dunno why everybody gets better with painting but i´m still stuck in the pour-paint-over-model-stage.... well...i always construct only and seldom paint...might be a clue here^^


Thanks Vik , I think my painting has gotten better because of watching some videos, but mainly the paints and practice. The new washes and dry paints are great. I wouldn’t have gotten the fur on the bear looking anywhere near as good trying to individually paint the highlights.

Also taking time to do each model as this is a low model count game means I’m not trying to get 40-50 models done quickly and having to assemble them as most of these are single piece it two piece models. ALSO ALSO, models have gotten SOOOOOOO much better sculpting wise in the last 20 years. Textures are possible and just basic base coat, highlight, wash bring some out such great detail that just wasn’t there back then. ALSO ALSO ALSO, basing materials and texture paints are making good basing and hence the models, more realistic.

I’ll do more bamboo this weekend if I have time. Left work early last night to go to the ER with my mom. Two visits in two days to the ER . She’s fine and home now, but will have to schedule a minor surgery for next week.

In the mean time I finished up Tetsu the bear last night when I got home. Here he isn’t with the Samurai Champion.




Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/11/17 15:16:18


Post by: ListenToMeWarriors


Tetsu looks great, a really characterful miniature well painted. Wishing your Mum the best of health after her surgery.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/11/17 15:33:41


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


Subbed so I can shamefully take your Minamoto color schemes and attempt to apply them to my own models!

I'm going to have to show the terrain bits you've been making to our dad, as he enjoys building terrain too. Hopefully it'll get him inspired to build some terrain for us since we're too lazy!


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/11/18 02:21:09


Post by: Theophony


ListenToMeWarriors wrote:Tetsu looks great, a really characterful miniature well painted. Wishing your Mum the best of health after her surgery.


Thanks Ltmw, moms surgery is really basic, her feeding tube has popped out multiple times this week, and being the weekend before thanksgiving lots of doctors have started vacations . Usually just general anesthesia, yesterday’s reinstalling of the temporary tube she declined any pain medicine and it went well.

highlord tamburlaine wrote:Subbed so I can shamefully take your Minamoto color schemes and attempt to apply them to my own models!

I'm going to have to show the terrain bits you've been making to our dad, as he enjoys building terrain too. Hopefully it'll get him inspired to build some terrain for us since we're too lazy!

Steal away, I was trying to emulate the artwork from the website. I think it’s a good scheme too. I hope your dad gets inspired and becomes more involved with it. Bushido seems to be a really quick game and loads of great models.

Speaking of Bushido I decided to look for alternative sources for getting the models. Luckily Nobleknightgames carries them (I think that’s Gits gaming local, or one of them), so I placed an order just a few minutes ago for the Temple of Ro-Kan starter set, the monk(Ette) Yuuki, and Kaito the peasant. That will give me about 50 points of rice with them.

I decided to go with them as they have a lot of crossover with mercenaries, like Hisoka who I already have and will just change the base trim to be a standard Mercenary color trim, and the grey pilgrim who I really would like to get but was out of stock. Also my zen garden terrain pieces, koi pond and training terrain can work for Temple themed tables as well.

Thanks for looking guys. Any ideas for terrain pieces would be great. One that I have to build for Kaito’s model is a tilled field. As a special ability on his card after set up I get to deploy that piece wherever I’d like it, which makes some sense, but if I’m fighting on a demon world board, it would look kind of out of place with a field in the middle of a blighted world.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/11/18 08:34:22


Post by: CommissarKhaine


Minis are looking good . If you want some random terrain, have you read Lone Wolf and Cub? They give a very nice view of feudal Japan. Things like food seller stands, a travelling theatre... Might be nice to model?


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/11/18 13:16:31


Post by: monkeytroll


Bear and samurai looking good.

For the tilled field you could possibly also model strips to go round the edges of the field that show a transition from various terrain types to the field?

Obvious ideas include torii gates, but I think you already have at least one.

Camp accoutrements - banners, partitioning curtains (maku), armour boxes, camp stools, commander's standard (uma-jirushi), head viewing boards (both filled and empty).

Wooden shields - the big rectangular type with a support arm on the back that were placed for protection from archers.

War drum.

Observation platforms

Tombs - the pillar type

Wooden bath tubs, simple carts, palanquins and crop sheafs would all make good scatter terrain.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/11/18 16:45:13


Post by: Wirecat


Bridge is really outstanding, great effect! Congratulations!


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/11/18 19:14:42


Post by: Da Boss


That terrain really came out nice. And I love terrain like that that looks good but is obviously designed for use in game too.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/11/19 15:06:10


Post by: Theophony


CommissarKhaine wrote:Minis are looking good . If you want some random terrain, have you read Lone Wolf and Cub? They give a very nice view of feudal Japan. Things like food seller stands, a travelling theatre... Might be nice to model?

I’ll have to try and dig up a copy, I remember seeing the comics when I worked in comic shops decades ago. Thanks for the reminder

monkeytroll wrote:Bear and samurai looking good.

For the tilled field you could possibly also model strips to go round the edges of the field that show a transition from various terrain types to the field?

Obvious ideas include torii gates, but I think you already have at least one.

Camp accoutrements - banners, partitioning curtains (maku), armour boxes, camp stools, commander's standard (uma-jirushi), head viewing boards (both filled and empty).

Wooden shields - the big rectangular type with a support arm on the back that were placed for protection from archers.

War drum.

Observation platforms

Tombs - the pillar type

Wooden bath tubs, simple carts, palanquins and crop sheafs would all make good scatter terrain.

Lots of great ideas, I will have to write these down on my projects lists, many things I had not considered. I will pick your brain with the idea of using the new WizKids deepcuts Iron Maiden. I remember seeing a similar device in the movie five deadly venoms, what do you think?

Wirecat wrote:Bridge is really outstanding, great effect! Congratulations!

Thanks Wirecat,now I just need to do the river section to make it useable.

Da Boss wrote:That terrain really came out nice. And I love terrain like that that looks good but is obviously designed for use in game too.

Definitely asim not making just a diorama, must be functional as well.

So bit of painting last night/this morning. Nuan the Blacksmith is done...for now. Not really impressed with my work, but then again I couldn’t feel how to paint him, and no color shots of him except his face, which led me the wrong way . Good enough for tabletop though in my book.



I like the metal spray the best off of the whole model. It was a pita having to pin the arm in place, but such a great sculpttobe sure. Just trying to wrap y head around howto make his colors fit with the rest of the clan yet still look somewhat fire retardant,so he got another color(dark brown) added to his palletfor a treated leather effect. He also got white yellow orange and grey in the molten metal, but otherwise his palette is the same.

I also redid the front of Hisoka base to black since he is a mercenary and can be used with my Minimoto and my on order templeof Ro-Kan.

So this f ishes off all of the Minimoto Clan that have been produced so far, sogroup shot with Hisoka.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/11/19 19:10:56


Post by: monkeytroll


If it's good enough for the Shaw Brothers it's good enough for gaming terrain The crest on the headpiece looks like it could be painted to suit. Obviously it needs to be amongst suitable terrain, but I see no reason why not.

I may have to pick one up myself now and

Good job on the smith, the molten lead looks cool.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/11/19 20:38:28


Post by: Theophony


Thanks Monkeytroll, the Shaw brothers were pioneers.....even if they were not accurate and the blood effects looked like tomato paste

Had free time (what the is that) today so I drove out to Miniaturemarket and picked up an order I had sitting there. Nothing fancy, some Japanese grave markers and some pvc sheets both from plastcraft games. Plans for both of those in the works. While I was there I grabbed some of their in house terrain bits (Tiny Terrain), 6 crates, not very Bushido style, but useful for many games.

While piddling around this morning I decided to take some pics as a step by step to show just how easy the bamboo effect was. I’m going to look for a brown sharpie ultra fine tip now as I think that it would look even better.

So step 1. Get some cheap dowels, I think this 50 pack cost me $0.94 at Walmart, definitely less than a buck, but that’s what stuck in my head.

Step 2. Cut to size no picture here, approximately 1.5” for my purpose.
Step 3. Get an ultrafine point sharpie marker

Step 4. Randomly draw rings around the length of the shaft.

Step 5. Liberally apply a coat of Sepia wash to the stalk


That’s how I did the bamboo for the bridge, this was a left over piece from its construction.

Alternatively you could use a green wash if you want living bamboo.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/11/19 21:19:48


Post by: Viktor von Domm


while i love the sepia bamboo....you have to simply adore the green bamboo...
and i was secretly expecting this way of achieving that look...but it is still magic even tho you have had a look behind the veil...

*bows*


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/11/20 14:01:51


Post by: CommissarKhaine


Blacksmith is looking good, and that bamboo is amazing. Very simple and effective.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/11/22 04:25:12


Post by: Theophony


Sorry, phone ate my last post , but it will be addressed in the am as I’m too tired to try and repost right now.

I did want to post my temple of Ro-Kan figs that showed up today.

I used Vallejo brush/airbrush primer grey (they were out of white ), this is my first try of the product, but I will say it went on well. I also tried it on the grave markers I grabbed the other day.

Hopefully I’ll get some time in the am to paint. I’m thinking of using orange for the monks clothing and beige for the peasants. I originally thought of using light green for the monks...guess I’ll decide when I pickup the brush, or if someone here persuades me one way or the other .


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/11/22 07:55:20


Post by: Camkierhi


Vote for green here.

They look excellent. oh and grey primer is no worries, just put a light drybrush of white over it, instant shading.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/11/22 17:10:25


Post by: Theophony


 Camkierhi wrote:
Vote for green here.

They look excellent. oh and grey primer is no worries, just put a light drybrush of white over it, instant shading.

Thanks Cam, I was a little concerned with the grey primer, but it turns out it is a very nice light grey and near enough to white that it doesn’t matter.

So I looked at my paints this morning and tried some greens.....I couldn’t find anything that looked “monkish” so I tried my oranges on an old Alchemy figure.

This is just base color and a wash layer so far.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/11/22 18:45:36


Post by: CommissarKhaine


This one screams shao-lin monk to me, so I guess the colours work out


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/11/23 07:45:00


Post by: Theophony


 CommissarKhaine wrote:
This one screams shao-lin monk to me, so I guess the colours work out

Thanks CK,

Temple seems to be a mix of Shinto, Buddhist and Shao Lin monks, so I think Orange was the right decision. Green I think was a Foley idea I had for a bit to be different for difference sake.

These are some of the oldest sculpts in the line and some have just not held up to the current standard. Kenko here isn’t as bad as the females in the starter (female monk and rice farmer), but even his hands are poor compared to the newer figs.

Layers....like ogres...and onions .


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/11/23 09:33:02


Post by: inmygravenimage


Parfait
The orange, that is


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/11/24 08:45:36


Post by: Theophony


 inmygravenimage wrote:
Parfait
The orange, that is

I was thinking more sherbet, but donkey would agree with you

Well 2:30a.m. and I’m just about ready for bed , had to paint though, so here is the peasant Kaito. He is just a tad stronger than a regular rice farmer, and after all terrain is set he gets to place another terrain piece of tilled fields (the size of a stat card). Great for putting between opponent deploy zone and objectives or to funnel the opponent into your kill zone.

Nice thing about him is he is a multi part model with different hand and head options. I could grab a few as he can be fielded as the named character or a regular rice farmer.

Anyway, much deliberation as GCT has a good Black Friday deal going on. Means I might start a third faction sooner than I anticipated . Still breaking down which one to go with. No one near me has any factions so it’s pretty open, but I also try to watch what others like Gits are building and not step on his toes/turf even though my likelihood of ever meeting or playing him are almost nil. The best two options with the Black Friday sale that I can see are either Cult of Yurei and getting Gok as the free model, or getting the Savage Wave and grabbing one of the big Oni (probably Bobcats) as a freebie.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/11/25 01:10:37


Post by: Camkierhi


OK let you off the orange works perfectly. Love the farmer as well.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/11/25 14:43:19


Post by: Maniac_nmt


Bravo for painting orange/saffron. I've never found an orange I'm happy with, and went with the blue-gray and a more brownish-orange for my Sohei.

Yours will look good on the table, and contrast nicely with the plainer brown/steel buntai.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/11/25 17:20:59


Post by: monkeytroll


Orange definitely works. Mario looks good, hat seems to have come out well.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/11/26 07:16:16


Post by: Theophony


Thanks guys , the orange is indeed working out well on these guys/gals. A little leary at first, but having played with orange on dwarf beards recently has helped. A little more progress tonight

Base, wash, recoat of base on the orange and the skin tones. More layers to come on both colors.

Tried to take advantage of the GCTstudio Black Friday promo, but my password was locked up, then my phone got stupid and I was at work. By the time I had my order ready and a new account set up it was passed midnight in England so the promo was over. I sent them an email, hopefully they will let me still order it tomorrow. If so I will have started my third faction for this game, the Silvermoon Trade Syndicate. The yakuza of the Jwar islands, controlling the docks, business and all the dirty deeds. They have a hold on the sumo wrestling federation and multiple character sumo guys . I will probably get banned for all the stuff I have planned (a brothel owned by the Hsu sisters Yu and Wu , a gambling den which I haven’t decided if it will be the “Lonely Cock “(rooster) or the “Lucky Cock” (still a rooster )).

If they don’t let me place the order, then I’m just going to bulk out my Temple of RoKan.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/11/27 06:03:29


Post by: Theophony


My phone’s been acting weird all day, cyber Monday, so. Couldn’t post this WIP until now.

Still a ton to do, and I have to figure out the sleeves, but I’m liking how she is looking so far.

Still no word from GCT about letting me still place an order since their website wasn’t taking the Black Friday code.

Edit: Last pic before bed.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/11/27 16:45:08


Post by: monkeytroll


Chun-Li? Is that you?


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/11/29 03:30:10


Post by: Theophony


 monkeytroll wrote:
Chun-Li? Is that you?

Cant tell without the cinnamon buns on her head, but your probably right as the studio one has her foot glowing because of the speed of her kicks .

Slow progress today, but Ekusa is moving along as fast as zippy the turtle will let him go.


Still not heard from GCT on the sale, but I’ve also been looking at two other games one has a nice sale going on right now, the other...not so much. But this small scale skirmish is really making me excited.

Edit: not being ready for bed meant that ekusa is now mostly done. I need another blue highlight, but I don’t have any that would work with this, so he will wait till I get options.



Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/11/29 05:18:33


Post by: Camkierhi


Really love the Ekusa model, all looking great though, nice work all round.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/11/29 19:30:10


Post by: Theophony


Thanks Cam , I was a little worried about the model itself as there are tiny details on it and I rarely paint turtles , but I think he came out pretty good. No awards, but good enough for the tabletop.

GCTstudios has a painting competition that ends tomorrow night the 30th of November, I decided to toss my Minimoto Clan pics out there. I know I won’t win, but they have reinvigorated my painting skills and desire. I also believe that in 40 years of gaming (started D&D when I was 4 with my brother and his friends), this might actually be the first actual army that I have completely finished and based . I’ve never had a fully painted army in all my years, well painted and based anyway. I’ve had some Bloodbowl teams come close, but never Finished. Anyway, I took some better pics to submit in the anything category as that let me submit all of the Minimoto and my Hisoka mercenary.




Well, hopefully it gets some good reviews.

Got a quick response from sending that in, but still no response from the sale even though they go to the same email address.

Also 10%ebay discount today.......till midnight pacific time.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/11/29 22:18:46


Post by: inmygravenimage


Good on you sunshine!


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/11/29 23:44:00


Post by: Theophony


 inmygravenimage wrote:
Good on you sunshine!

If your on about the ebay discount, you guys have a 15% for the UK and Ireland.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/11/30 00:10:28


Post by: Meer_Cat


Really nice clan figures, great painting! I envy your focus, just at the moment- I'm a little scattered as I get the current project off the table and the next one started.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/11/30 05:21:26


Post by: Theophony


 Meer_Cat wrote:
Really nice clan figures, great painting! I envy your focus, just at the moment- I'm a little scattered as I get the current project off the table and the next one started.


Not sure you can all me focused, I was going to buy my third faction before finishing my first one . Luckily number one is done and the second is about half done. The third faction I was going to do is now on hold as I just scored an eBay deal talking the seller down and then the 10% coupon to boot . So hopefully soon I’ll be receiving 80Rice worth of Ninja of the Kage Kaze Zoku clan to work on them. 8 figs total, couldn’t tell the paint quality from the photo, but I’ll redo them anyway.

The question now is do I continue basing all the factions the same? Or do each faction different to help separate them on the board? I like the first route better, but the second could be a good alternative. The problem comes from the mercenaries like Hisoka who I already did with the same base style as the Minimoto Clan, but can also be used with my Temple guys.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/11/30 14:26:00


Post by: Meer_Cat


I like the idea of each faction having its own, distinctive basing- develops a unity amongst the force and (as you mentioned) makes it easier to tell the players without a scorecard.

I've slipped some in my Three Rules of Miniatures, which were originally:

1) Work on only one project at a time

2) Don't buy another kit until an existing project is complete

3) Stay focused on one- no more than two- distinct armies (which for me was Imperial Guard and Eldar)

These have no morphed into:

A) Work on only one project at a time (I'm pretty good about keeping to this)

B)Purchase, but don't open/prep new kits if I'm already working on one (not so good about this

C) The Third Rule of Miniatures is that we don't talk about the Third Rule of Miniatures (darn you Kickstarter and your sparkly, seductive games across the spectrum!)




Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/12/01 17:31:10


Post by: Dr H


Well done on a complete army. Good work.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/12/01 20:32:43


Post by: Red Harvest


Feels nice to have one all done, eh? And nicely done too.

I've come to the conclusion that taking on projects in bite size pieces is the way to go. A nice ten mini force is perfect for this sort of thing


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/12/01 22:39:19


Post by: monkeytroll


What is this...focus...you talk of?


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/12/01 23:36:18


Post by: Commander Cain


The army looks beautiful, congrats on finishing a project, everyone on Dakka will be very envious of that!

Just noticed the bamboo trick on the last page as well, really smart idea.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/12/02 21:41:34


Post by: Theophony


Meer_Cat wrote:I like the idea of each faction having its own, distinctive basing- develops a unity amongst the force and (as you mentioned) makes it easier to tell the players without a scorecard.

I've slipped some in my Three Rules of Miniatures, which were originally:

1) Work on only one project at a time

2) Don't buy another kit until an existing project is complete

3) Stay focused on one- no more than two- distinct armies (which for me was Imperial Guard and Eldar)

These have no morphed into:

A) Work on only one project at a time (I'm pretty good about keeping to this)

B)Purchase, but don't open/prep new kits if I'm already working on one (not so good about this

C) The Third Rule of Miniatures is that we don't talk about the Third Rule of Miniatures (darn you Kickstarter and your sparkly, seductive games across the spectrum!)



I think once the Ninja show up I will decide on the bases. I like the concept of your rules, but they are unachievable to me.

Dr H wrote:Well done on a complete army. Good work.

Thanks Dr. H

Red Harvest wrote:Feels nice to have one all done, eh? And nicely done too.

I've come to the conclusion that taking on projects in bite size pieces is the way to go. A nice ten mini force is perfect for this sort of thing

Yeah, I think the build all the models for a marine army is what kills it for me. The constant rules updates don’t help.

monkeytroll wrote:What is this...focus...you talk of?

It’s like unicorns, dragons and eskimos. Mythical things that don’t exist.

Commander Cain wrote:The army looks beautiful, congrats on finishing a project, everyone on Dakka will be very envious of that!

Just noticed the bamboo trick on the last page as well, really smart idea.

Thanks CC, it is nice to finish, even though I know I’ll add more to it later.

In the mean time I knocked out two peasants for the temple. Here they are with Kaito, one more Monk(ess) to finish to complete the army.



Edit: also the Bushido painting Competition is over and already the winners are posted. Some really great pieces at their website. I didn’t win obviously, but it was nice to compete and get shown on their website, along with all other entrants.
https://gctstudios.com/content/bushido-painting


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/12/02 22:18:24


Post by: monkeytroll


Wait.....unicorns don't exist? What's your source for that?

Peasants looking good, and as you say, good to have a finished force to display and compete with


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/12/03 17:39:25


Post by: Theophony


 monkeytroll wrote:
Wait.....unicorns don't exist? What's your source for that?

Peasants looking good, and as you say, good to have a finished force to display and compete with


Unless you consider the endangered fat African unicorns

Which may become my next space marine chapter. Over the millennia lore about unicorns and Rhinoceroses gets jumbled and combined. With the new primaris marines and the new founding, one of the high lords of terra decides to make his own chapter. The Umber Unicorns . They use their horns as teleport homers and the rate of psykers in the chapter is higher than normal which is seen as a blessing of the emperor since these were magnificent flying magical creatures.

Anyways....

The ninja are taking the long way to the US. The eBay seller is sending it second class with signature , not due until December 20th . Two weeks+ . I have one more monk to finish, and this week while I’m off from the hospital I figure I will get that done and get the basement cleared out as we are hosting Christmas in our tiny home .

I still have plenty that I could get to painting, but no more bushido, unless I do some scratch building of terrain. All seems possible, but there has been a dark whisper lately coming from my boxes of stashed goodies. An evil darkness hungers for paint. Though I would never use it for anything as it isn’t far too big, I feel the desire to paint it horribly.
Spoiler:

Demigorgon


Edit: decided to work on some terrain I had planned.

Territorial walls, the upper parts will be stained, the bottom part will probably be a very light grey/white. I feel the upper wood should be reddish in hue as that seems to be the predominant color for castles and temples, but what do you guys think? Here’s a sample of the wood with one coat of some of the GW washes



Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/12/04 15:57:04


Post by: CommissarKhaine


Don't check in for a few days and a whole army pops up...


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/12/04 21:01:16


Post by: Da Boss


Some awesome work going on here. I freaking love the dude on the turtle. Pure awesome.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/12/04 23:28:43


Post by: Theophony


CommissarKhaine wrote:Don't check in for a few days and a whole army pops up...

Well when an army is 5-10 models I think even I can knock that out

Da Boss wrote:Some awesome work going on here. I freaking love the dude on the turtle. Pure awesome.

Thanks, you have to be a special sort of bad to ride a turtle into battle against the undead and oni . I was worried about painting him up, but I think he came out alright.

Well I’m at a proverbial crossroads, what to do next. While I haven’t gotten a game in (probably won’t for a long time ), I still like painting these guys up, and a faction is achievable unlike 40k. The crossroad is I want to branch out a bit, more genre than just feudal Japan, but no necessarily 40k either. So I have options for small scale stuff that I’d like some feedback on from you guys.

1. I have the Guildball Kickoff box set, and I primed the figs this morning. Though I’m not overly enthused by the look of the game, I have the basics and some metals I grabbed at Miniaturemarket that had damaged packaging. It will at least fill the time till my Ninja arrive.

2. I have been watching a show on Netflix ( always giving me ideas) called Damnation. Pre WWII Iowa western flavored political drama. Cowboys, preachers, corrupt sheriffs, prostitues and merchants all with their own agendas. It got me intonations a spaghetti western sort of mood, so I started looking at Blackwater Gulch by gang fight games. https://www.skirmishgames.com 3’x3’ play area with small sized gangs. I haven’t seen much in the way of western games played, I think it might be fun to make a old west style town. Plus the maker of the game is here on DakkaDakka and there is a separate sub forum for info. Some of the gangs that I want are cheap $15 for 5 metal 28mm figs (the secret fist-Asian themed gunslingers, and banditos with panchos )

3. I have also seen some stuff for Eden-the-game, which while interesting and the sculpts are nice, the price just seems too high. Less enthused here, especially since there seems to be no USA market for it.

4. Throw some ideas at me, or if any of them strike you as entertaining, maybe we can both jump into it together and feed off each other with ideas.

Anyway, the first Guildball mason player Brick is basecoated and has been given some washes. No pic just yet, probably later tonight. I also need to finish the last monk(ess), but not feeling her sculpt calling me.

Edit: Brick, mostly done. Should I go up to red with the pants? Looks like a good brick color to me.





Edit2: the beginning of Stave, who’s face is Dr. Robotnik from megaman

I’m going to try and do a tartan pattern with these players Dakka help me!


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/12/05 23:41:49


Post by: Theophony


Little more work done on Stave, his trousers will actually be lightened up to a ivory/white, and I need to investigate argyle socks . He has wraps on his arms which I haven’t decided if I’ll make like bandages or like leather. Also his upper thighs both have wraps on them which will get some sort of treatment.

Lots of details on him even in his plastic form. I’m a bit sad as the metal version has 5-6 more pint barrels which are separate that attach to the belt but the plastic one has none.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/12/06 01:40:10


Post by: Meer_Cat


On Brick, pants red, tail of shirt blue.

On Stave, wraps as leather.

Really great figures- nice painting!


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/12/06 02:31:27


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


Who made the Demigorgon?

I had an urge to paint one too, but I ordered one from Greebo Games that I'm naturally still waiting on...

Might need something to tide me over til then!


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/12/06 02:52:42


Post by: Theophony


Meer_Cat wrote:On Brick, pants red, tail of shirt blue.

On Stave, wraps as leather.

Really great figures- nice painting!


Thanks , I’ll give those a go, wasn’t thinking of adding blue as I wanted to keep the mason army idea of red brick and grey mortar, but they have blue as the color on the website.

highlord tamburlaine wrote:Who made the Demigorgon?

I had an urge to paint one too, but I ordered one from Greebo Games that I'm naturally still waiting on...

Might need something to tide me over til then!

It was a D&D collector series piece, 1500 copies at $100 each. I found mine at Miniaturemarket’s store with a damaged box so I got it for $40 or $50. I got it over a year ago, so not sure if you’ll find one except feebay.

Well, stopped by HobbyLobby while the kids were at bible study. I picked up some scatter terrain. Two packs of 9 wooden barrels that match the size of the WizKids Deepcuts barrels that I painted up a week or two ago. I had bought some of these back when dungeon saga came out, not exactly sure where those are, but $3.50 for 18 barrels after my coupon is cheaper than the one pack of the deepcuts at $4.50 after discount.

They are smooth, so making them sci-fi is easy. So I tried taking my hobby saw and scraping softly around the edge of the barrels making sure not to scrape the rings. It added some woodgrain effect which I think shows up on this picture after using minwax early american stain on it. Same stain was used on the craft stick, so you get slightly different color based on the wood.

I’ve almost assuredly decided to get building a Wild West town and going with the Blackwater Gultch rules. These barrels kind of helped push me into it . now that I think of it there were some small squares that I could turn into cheap crates there too . Luckily there’s a store right next to the church, so I can swing in there tomorrow or Friday to grab those.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/12/06 02:54:40


Post by: Camkierhi


I do not remember sitting for that Stave sculpt!

Never have enough barrels


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/12/06 17:20:34


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


Nice find on those barrels.

I may have to check out the (semi) local hobby lobby. Don't head out there much since the Toys R' Us next to it shut down sadly.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/12/06 19:38:18


Post by: Theophony


Camkierhi wrote:I do not remember sitting for that Stave sculpt!

Never have enough barrels

My thoughts exactly on the barrels.

So you look like Dr. Robotnik In tartan? EXCELLENT .

highlord tamburlaine wrote:Nice find on those barrels.

I may have to check out the (semi) local hobby lobby. Don't head out there much since the Toys R' Us next to it shut down sadly.

HobbyLobby is a great spot to find little useful bits. You can order them online, I can get you the upc or better shot of the package if you need it. There’s also a really large barrel package of 3 giant barrels for $1.99. They are bigger than the Stave figure each if I’m remembering correctly.

Sitting at the Orthodontist with all three kids now. Meetings tonight, so not much time to do much, but I did start on a building. It might be Wild West themed.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/12/07 02:11:43


Post by: Meer_Cat


Rock on! The barrels look great with a bit of paint to pull out the color of the stain. You could drip some Elmer's Glue/white glue if you wanted to simulate one leaking (molasses, or something). And don't forget to re-purpose your Harlequin skills and paint a checker board on one- the old guys have to have _something_ to do!


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/12/07 05:20:26


Post by: Theophony


 Meer_Cat wrote:
Rock on! The barrels look great with a bit of paint to pull out the color of the stain. You could drip some Elmer's Glue/white glue if you wanted to simulate one leaking (molasses, or something). And don't forget to re-purpose your Harlequin skills and paint a checker board on one- the old guys have to have _something_ to do!


I have no harlequins, but a checkerboard is a great idea

So like I said not much time today to paint or do other stuff, but still was productive after people went to sleep.

Front of sheriffs office, still needs a roof and a sign on the front. Not sure if I’ll do bars on the front window.

Got to cut the bars off for the extra lengths and position the whole section, but good enough for country bumpkin work.

Where most of the action takes place, behind the building where they try and rip the bars out with horse.

I’m hanging too much fun with this .


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/12/07 14:19:45


Post by: Meer_Cat


I'm getting a distinct Shanghai Knights vibe off these pics- where's your Jackie Chan figure?! Very nice scratchbuild(ing)!


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/12/07 14:33:48


Post by: monkeytroll


Nice work on the sheriff's place. I'm really hoping you made those windows removable now


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/12/07 20:06:10


Post by: inmygravenimage


This is sooooo cool. Now, make tiny harmonicas...


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/12/09 06:07:09


Post by: Theophony


Meer_Cat wrote:I'm getting a distinct Shanghai Knights vibe off these pics- where's your Jackie Chan figure?! Very nice scratchbuild(ing)!

Thanks Meer_Cat, I love Jackie Chan, but my favorite martial artist is Tony Jaa dude is fantastic.

monkeytroll wrote:Nice work on the sheriff's place. I'm really hoping you made those windows removable now

The window are not removable , but after doing some image searches I think I’ll wind up buying a few sets I’ve seen. One of their jails is fantastic and has removable windows for the breakouts .

inmygravenimage wrote:This is sooooo cool. Now, make tiny harmonicas...

, and banjos , cause I might go a little backwoods country on some of this stuff . Just watched a 3 episode series on netflix about the Hatfields and McCoys. Very cool stuff, done by Kevin Costner to boot.

Well I did a supply run on my way home last night.

4 packs of skinny sticks, 300pieces. Should keep me busy for a bit .


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/12/10 16:49:31


Post by: Theophony


Little bit of paint happening.
I think Stave is done till I get the rest of the team to this level then I can work on the tartan pattern.

Also took the brown pants on Brick up to a dark red, started to go to a brighter red, but I did not like that so stayed with this color. Turned his grey bits cover to a blue one. I really need to expand my selection of blue paints , I think it’s okay, but no highlight color has been applied.

Also the team mascot for the brewers is done. Scum the cat in an orangish tabby coloration. Nasty dirty thing. I may have to get a metal version to paint up as my cat Smokie .


Also built a couple hitching posts and a water trough. Pictures of those will come eventually, once I start staining a bunch of things at once.

In a final bit of news, a worker was found dead at the eBay global shipping center. The wounds are consistent with weapons from the Kage Kaze Zoku Ninja clan of the Jwar islands. Video footage showed eight obscured figures skulking in the background shortly before the camera cut out. The global shipping center has checked all packages and the only “missing” package was one destined for my address. As I do not have a chimney I have placed a tray of cookies and milk at my painting station in hopes of appeasing them before I am dispatched. Though I fear that that is unlikely I have begun dressing in black pajamas and attacking my cats until they claw at my face. I hope this training will teach them to defend me against the minions of the Kage Kaze Zoku should they arrive .


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/12/10 17:44:46


Post by: Camkierhi


Paint is looking great bud.

The building is awesome. Really great work. Love me some wood stick stuff. And looking quite authentic.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/12/11 10:02:37


Post by: inmygravenimage


Loving Brick in particular, there's some great depth of colour there that really bring out the character of the sculpt.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/12/11 22:04:43


Post by: Theophony


Camkierhi wrote:Paint is looking great bud.

The building is awesome. Really great work. Love me some wood stick stuff. And looking quite authentic.

So your saying it looks like a rustic jail house that people all over the floor in then?.......great

inmygravenimage wrote:Loving Brick in particular, there's some great depth of colour there that really bring out the character of the sculpt.

Thanks Graven, hopefully the tartan pattern will help stave look better.

Well I picked up some new brushes. They are.....not good, they seem to be holding lots of water and the colors are puddling on the models. Back to the other brushes .

Anyway I am trying the wood stain on the hitching posts trough and bare resin scatter terrain. It seems to be okay.



Once it dries completely then I’ll paint up the metals. Now to make tiny checkers.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/12/12 21:11:34


Post by: Theophony


Well I went ahead and late pledged for the Blackwater gultch minions and monsters Kickstarter. Another project I know, I know, I know . Finish something Theo. Well I’ve heard that voice in my head for years and I’ve never listened to it before, why would I begin now .

So since I already have 8, yes 8 Ninja of the Kage Kaze Zoku inbound to me. The trail of bodies has left the customs area and is taking a horse and carriage to the Midwest. Guesstimated ETA is December 15 th to the 20th . Once they arrive they will take priority over the monks of the temple of Ro-Kan (only the one left), if she is not done before they get here.

With the Bushido figs getting here mid month, I figure next month (new year after all) needed something new...or old, as in old west. There is a skirmish game (with its forum here on DakkaDakka ) called Blackwater Gultch. Westerns hadn’t been even on my radar in my adult life, but I wanted non-GW skirmish game, with a small table that I can do without too much set in stone history. Well Blackwater Gulch fills that hole. Most gangs are about 5 models on a 3’x 3’ table, lots of possibilities to explore, and lots of fun movies to watch for ideas.

I grabbed a newcomer pledge which will begin shipping, per the update, in January. It includes my selections of
Blackwater Gulch rulebook
Blackwater Gulch loot cards
The Tall Man cursed hero figure
The Lawmen starter set (5models)
“Tiny” Lawman monster figure with Gatling gun
Lawman deputy pack 3 figures
Tranquility crew (yes the firefly tv show crew ) outlaw starter set 5 models
Most models can be seen here on the KS page https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gangfightgames/blackwater-gulch-minions-and-monsters
Or on the main web pagehttps://www.skirmishgames.com

Until they arrive though I figure I’d start some terrain. So today I built a few things.

The town sign and a simple pile of wood for gunfighters to jump behind for cover. Nothing special, just playing around with the wood stain. The posts from the town signs are dowel rods which I have scrapped with my hobby saw to give texture to. The stain really brings it out, I’ll have to get better close ups of them once they dry.

More later .

Edit: also in the pic, Asian tombstones and two wall sections for the temple of Ro-Kan which are WIP.

Edit2: a new thread dedicated to my Blackwater Gulch stuff has been started in the Blackwater Gulch subforum. Not much yet, just a welcome and my basic plans. Please stop by and leave a post if you are interested in a Wild West sort of game.
https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/768202.page#10268266


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/12/13 00:04:37


Post by: kestral


Great looking stuff! I always appreciate the little details.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/12/13 01:27:29


Post by: Meer_Cat


Marvelous! I've never heard someone plan so thoroughly to go off grid and be unconstrained! Gulch sounds like a terrific game- one more for me not to get hooked on, as I have a bunch of KS stuff inbound as well (darn that glittery, seductive, medium!). Your terrain pieces are already great- the sign especially came out very well. And rock on Tranquility!

I must hei me hence to this othe rfoum to watch what goes on (and not get sucked in). Well done!


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/12/13 18:24:06


Post by: Theophony


kestral wrote:Great looking stuff! I always appreciate the little details.

Thanks Kestral

Meer_Cat wrote:Marvelous! I've never heard someone plan so thoroughly to go off grid and be unconstrained! Gulch sounds like a terrific game- one more for me not to get hooked on, as I have a bunch of KS stuff inbound as well (darn that glittery, seductive, medium!). Your terrain pieces are already great- the sign especially came out very well. And rock on Tranquility!

I must hei me hence to this othe rfoum to watch what goes on (and not get sucked in). Well done!

You’ll get sucked in and you’ll like it partner . Now I need an orc emoticon with a ten gallon hat.

Ninjas have arrived , they seem the dull type as my ten gallon hat disguise have them thoroughly outwitted .

Terrible picture as they are hard to photograph(ninjas after all ). Paint job on them I see basic black primer with some Eshin grey on most cloth and some random red parts. I was worried about buying them as the sale photo was not very clear and the buyer said as is and there may be damage in transport. None were broken in transport, but ghost is missing one of his swords. I’ll probably just say the little thing in his hands is a throwing knife or smoke bomb.

Looks like it has all cards for them and the two clan pack cards. I’ll have to do some investigating of their rules to see what theme and equipment I’ll use. I have base of 80points of the Ninja now to send out on missions. The first is getting them into nicer looking pajamas . I may have to send them on a hunt in the old west at some time .


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/12/13 20:06:51


Post by: Maniac_nmt


Nice work with the balsa strips. They are a great building material. Easy to work with, cheap, moderately durable, and look nice when finished.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/12/16 05:47:55


Post by: Theophony


 Maniac_nmt wrote:
Nice work with the balsa strips. They are a great building material. Easy to work with, cheap, moderately durable, and look nice when finished.

Thanks Maniac , they do fit the bill.

First ninja to get worked on Wolverine.....I mean Kerasu

Though I’m not certain, a quick google search to try and figure out if his name mean something anything, sounds like it might mean broom .


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/12/16 06:11:48


Post by: Camkierhi


Clean sweep with that one then.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/12/17 04:11:58


Post by: Theophony


Thanks Cam, the sweep the leg screen from karate kid is stuck in my head now.

Anyway, got two more done. 31 points down on 3 models.



Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/12/17 06:25:38


Post by: inmygravenimage


These are really nice. Great variation in the cloth, looks very natural.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/12/17 06:33:49


Post by: JoshInJapan


Nice work on those ninja. I always feel like I need to paint up a few to go with all the samurai I have, but all the black makes them seem so drap. Your blue piping takes care of that nicely.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/12/17 22:02:49


Post by: Theophony


inmygravenimage wrote:These are really nice. Great variation in the cloth, looks very natural.

Thanks Graven, I’m trying to do more layers to achieve that, just don’t have the willpower to stay on one thing for so long.

JoshInJapan wrote:Nice work on those ninja. I always feel like I need to paint up a few to go with all the samurai I have, but all the black makes them seem so drap. Your blue piping takes care of that nicely.

Thanks Josh, definitely do it, especially if one of your Diamyos are less than honourable, they would hire anyone.

WIP of Rin,

Might not have time to finish her till Wednesday

Edit: another hours work done, almost done.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/12/19 07:00:30


Post by: Theophony


Today’s work. Ujimushi, Ninja in training. He’s got a short bow and the ability to choose another ninjas ability at the beginning of the game and treat it like he has it as well. He’s also one of the cheap ninjas at only 7 points, most of the others are 10+points.

Still a lot of details to do on him, but he is coming along well I think.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/12/19 09:04:54


Post by: inmygravenimage


Damn, that's a beautiful sculpt. I love generic ninjas!


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/12/20 10:19:59


Post by: shasolenzabi


Good looking Ninjas

Excellent wooden items like the crates and barrels and houses or storage buildings.

Liking that work Theo!


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/12/20 13:57:54


Post by: DV8


Not really good ninjas if we can see them! Look! They're just running amuck in broad daylight!

Seriously tho, super great work! Also, Guild Ball! I'm still super salty about their switch to PVC plastics and bundling the teams into team-packs. Made it super difficult to track down/finish off some of my teams.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/12/20 18:55:50


Post by: Theophony


inmygravenimage wrote:Damn, that's a beautiful sculpt. I love generic ninjas!

GCT makes some really beautiful sculpts, the older models like some of the monks really show how much better the sculptor has gotten.

shasolenzabi wrote:Good looking Ninjas

Excellent wooden items like the crates and barrels and houses or storage buildings.

Liking that work Theo!

Thanks Shaso, the wood I see a much overlooked/outdated material, just just so much fun to play with.

DV8 wrote:Not really good ninjas if we can see them! Look! They're just running amuck in broad daylight!

Seriously tho, super great work! Also, Guild Ball! I'm still super salty about their switch to PVC plastics and bundling the teams into team-packs. Made it super difficult to track down/finish off some of my teams.

I can see where the switch in material is a pain, but if they hadn’t then I don’t think they could reach as many people as they do now. Metal figures are just so maligned due to the pains of trying to keep them assembled and weights of parts which fall off. It also really helped their price point which was another non-starter for their game.

Bad ninjas walk around in broad daylight with not a care in the world. . Plus there’s always one hiding under your bed that you will never find .

Ujimushi is finished except the base, trying to figure out what to do there. The previous owner of the figs had glued sand down and as his hand shows, they were not too careful of where the glue and sand went. Not sure if I’ll just cover all their bases with low scrub foliage or something else. Suggestions of basing would be very welcome here.


The new rules for Bushido are up on the GCTstudios.com website. Free. Git to it before the ninjas get to you .


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/12/20 21:42:19


Post by: Da Boss


Ninjas looking awesome. Hard to keep figures dressed in black interesting and I think you made a good choice with the highlights on their clothing.

As to the base, I think some scrub could fix the problem and would help with the idea that he is taking cover.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/12/20 23:59:36


Post by: JoshInJapan


I agree-- tall grass tufts would hide the stuff on his hand and make him look sneakier at the same time.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/12/21 06:13:03


Post by: Theophony


Da Boss wrote:Ninjas looking awesome. Hard to keep figures dressed in black interesting and I think you made a good choice with the highlights on their clothing.

As to the base, I think some scrub could fix the problem and would help with the idea that he is taking cover.

I think your right, but I want all the ninja bases to match, and the others are standing upright, it might still work out, but I’ll have to see how it looks on them too.

JoshInJapan wrote:I agree-- tall grass tufts would hide the stuff on his hand and make him look sneakier at the same time.

Totally agree on hiding the hands, just need to find the right balance of hiding and concealment with him and the others.

So for a silly Christmas idea I thought this morning about making my kids some ninja Christmas gifts. I have these super dungeon explorer ninja ambush figures that I got because I bought the expansion cheap for the two giant Oni figs. I figure I’ll make each one individual for my three kids. Sarah my 15 year old is intonations anime, sadly I am not really not it anymore, but I thought about doing this for her and figured the other two might like little personal gifts as well. So Sarah’s will probably be the second from the left of the screen and just be the warrior woman since she is feisty and fierce. Lilly my 13 year old will probably be the leftmost model, I’ll snip off the pistols and make some sort of Pom poms as she is a cheerleader. Zackary (also 13 as he is Lilly’s twin, older by 1 minute) will probably be the rightmost guy with two swords, he loves fortnight and I busted up laughing the first time I watched him play and he was running around with his guy wearing a shrub as camouflage, so once it’s painted it will get the shrub treatment.

The odd coloring was a hasty brush on primer that I did before I left for work today.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/12/21 06:25:46


Post by: Red Harvest


Chibis FTW!

Paint the eyes well, Theo. Well painted Chibi eyes make all the difference.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/12/21 06:43:10


Post by: inmygravenimage


Not a chibi fan particularly but I have no doubt these will tons of fun


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/12/21 18:49:00


Post by: Theophony


Red Harvest wrote:Chibis FTW!

Paint the eyes well, Theo. Well painted Chibi eyes make all the difference.

Well hopefully I can do them right, right now the one I have close to done only has white eyes.

inmygravenimage wrote:Not a chibi fan particularly but I have no doubt these will tons of fun


I’m not a chibi fan at all, but these were left over models from a set that I bought to get two specific Oni figures. The Oni don’t look Chibi at all.

So I started with Zacks model. Not much to be done on it still barring eyes, base and shrubbery. Orange and bright greens are always part of his wardrobe when he picks his clothes, so that made it into the model as well.



Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/12/22 15:07:29


Post by: Dr H


Good work.

For chibi eyes, I can offer some advice having "recently" done some myself.
Look up examples.

Start with the white eyes.

Paint oval of eye colour, this can be cut at the top of the eye for wider, happier eyes, or span top to bottom of eye (just a coloured strip down the middle of the eye) for narrower eyes.
The colour can be a single colour or blended dark to light, top to bottom.

Then a black oval within the colour. Can be cut at the top of the eye, but not reach the lower eyelid. (unless you're really going for squinting and the like)

While you have the black out, paint lines across the top and bottom of the eye. Leave the sides white, they will almost merge with pale skin there, no shading required.
These lines will give the emotion; bowed outwards is more friendly, straight and angled inwards give an angry look.
Examples help a lot here. But something to pay attention to when looking at the examples.

Then a white dot or two for the light reflection. Place it within the black oval, but touching the coloured part.

Gloss coat to finish.

Spoiler:


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/12/22 17:07:55


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


Nice tip on the eyes.

That's always the most difficult (yet most interesting/ appealing) part of those chibi models.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/12/22 20:33:10


Post by: Theophony


Thanks for the tip Doc I’ll have to pic up some gloss coat. I hope to get these done on time, but last night at work was a killer.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/12/23 20:37:43


Post by: Theophony


No chance to get any gloss coat, and might not finish in time , about to clock in at work and last minute headaches abound.

Where the chibi Mathews family ninja kids are as of now.

Sarah(15) is the least done. At least one more layer on her clothes needs to happen, fine details and eyes. The blue sections of her hair on the front are to signify how she dyed her hair blue this year. Thankfully it wore off pretty quickly . Twin gunning it as she is a fighter and most stubborn out of my kids (takes after me )

Zack(13) is done except for the basing, which is 90%(not palladium 90%). He wears mostly grey clothes with orange or green accent parts so that all is on his figure. He is the least stealthy of the kids so the bright colors fit him. I also have a piece of terrarium foliage which wraps around his figure to mimic the shrub camouflage from fortnights, which makes me laugh like crazy every time I think about it.

Lilly(13,Zacks twin) is done, I might Shane the little belt buckle to gold since she is our glam queen. If I get time and inspiration I will make a Pom Pom for her free hand since she is a cheerleader at school. She’s dressed in purple, gold(yellow) and white the schools colors and color of her cheer outfit.

Zack and Lilly both have metal head plates, not sure what to do there, might do their initials, but Sarah doesn’t have a spot for that and I don’t want her to be left out.

All need their eyes done, but that’s probably not happening before they get them. It will be an all or nothing thing. I’m at work now,.

I have to go clean church tonight after here to get ready for Christmas Eve service, I still need to hit Walmart for a few last minute items and food for tomorrow. We have a party tomorrow right before I go to work and I work both Christmas Eve and Christmas night with a Christmas morning brunch with my side of the family. I know we are all busier than snot at this time of year, but really can we postpone this?

Merry merry


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/12/23 20:50:13


Post by: Dr H


The gloss coat is the least important step, it won't show in most lighting conditions anyway.

Good work.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/12/24 06:33:44


Post by: Theophony


 Dr H wrote:
The gloss coat is the least important step, it won't show in most lighting conditions anyway.

Good work.


Thanks Dr. H, the tips you gave were a great help and got me to push through.

I skipped out at the hospital early, had all my stuff done and not feeling 100%, plus it helped me get church and painting done and I might get some sleep yet before the party tomorrow and work again .

So final pics (a few touch ups here and there, already redid the ropes on lilly’s Sword sheath.)

Sarah

Zack

Zack with Fortnite style camouflage

Lilly, I’m about to paint some black lines on the gold she is stepping on, decided to make the rock be her Pom Pom.

Thanks for looking everyone . Regular insanity to resume soonish.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/12/24 06:37:30


Post by: inmygravenimage


Those chibi are ace - the eyes are immaculate.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/12/24 22:08:40


Post by: Camkierhi


Chibi's look cool.

Love and best wishes to you and your family at this special time of year. Hope you have a great day.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/12/24 22:46:35


Post by: Meer_Cat


Those are fantastic! The eyes came out especially well. I'm going back and re-address the eyes on the chibi ponies I did a little bit back. Well done!


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/12/25 07:06:55


Post by: Theophony


inmygravenimage wrote:Those chibi are ace - the eyes are immaculate.

Thanks Graven

Camkierhi wrote:Chibi's look cool.

Love and best wishes to you and your family at this special time of year. Hope you have a great day.

Thanks Cam , hope you and yours are having a great one as well.


Meer_Cat wrote:Those are fantastic! The eyes came out especially well. I'm going back and re-address the eyes on the chibi ponies I did a little bit back. Well done!

The tips Dr. H gave are great, they should work out great even for the ponies.

Not ready for sleep when I got home so I worked on Kouhei


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/12/26 06:38:01


Post by: Maniac_nmt


Merry Christmas Theo!


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/12/26 09:00:44


Post by: Viktor von Domm


Happy holidays my friend for you and your family! May all of you sneak into the new year with ease
Cheers, vik


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/12/26 20:16:28


Post by: Theophony


Maniac_nmt wrote:Merry Christmas Theo!


Viktor von Domm wrote:Happy holidays my friend for you and your family! May all of you sneak into the new year with ease
Cheers, vik


Thanks Maniac and Vik, hope you all had a wonderful Christmas as well.

Sneaky ninjas have kept their place in the painting cue, Katsumi the big bad high rice cost Assassin.

This guy has more weapons strapped to him than I’ve seen strapped to anyone in any Hollywood movie.

One more to go till they are ready for basing. So as any good hoarder would I ordered two more for the KKZ clan, it’ll take a week or so with the holiday, but I had an amazon gift card to cover them.

January will have my pledge for Blackwater Gulch arriving, so its a delivery race on which gets done.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/12/26 20:34:33


Post by: JoeRugby


Great stuff as usual Theo, Hope you had a good Christmas looking forward to what you do next year


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/12/26 23:33:00


Post by: aku-chan


Nice work on those chibi eyes!


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/12/27 17:26:26


Post by: Theophony


JoeRugby wrote:Great stuff as usual Theo, Hope you had a good Christmas looking forward to what you do next year

Thanks Joe , I hope next year is as fun as the last few months have been with painting.

aku-chan wrote:Nice work on those chibi eyes!

Thanks Aku-Chan, not really my thing, but it was a fun change of pace.

Well we have a cleaning company at the house since we are hosting Christmas for the in-laws on Saturday. So I’ve been hiding in the basement and painting to stay out of the way. Which means the last of the Bushido Ninjas I have are now painted up. I present Shizuka, I did not give her fishnet pantyhose like on the GCTstudios page, but I’m considering giving her a smiley face on her pantys as there’s is definitely an upskirt shot going on with this model . It would be like those ninjas to try and distract guards with a little flash before slitting their throats.

So here is the Bushido wall above my paint table. I still have the one female monk to paint up. The monk on the turtle needs some attention to his blanket, and all the monks and ninjas need bases to get done. I’m very happy with what it looks like all together though.

Ninja Matoka and a Karapan (Ninja trained bird creature) are on their way. I might pick up a few more monks, but I think my western town and people will be the next real time and money investment.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/12/28 06:06:30


Post by: Theophony


Just finished a gallows for my Blackwater Gulch stuff. Nothing fancy, no trap door, just a barrel on a board to kick over . Fitting that a stinking ninja is the first to take the short drop and hard stop.



Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/12/28 13:28:59


Post by: monkeytroll


All good stuff Theo. Hope the kids liked their chibis.

Ninjas all looking nice, that one guy is definitely loaded up for a fight.

Why go fancy with a gallows....barrel kick is as good as those dirty varmits deserve.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/12/28 21:30:41


Post by: Red Harvest


Well, unlike all the Debbie Downers in this thread, I like Chibis. I have no idea why.

Nice work on them Theo. I hope you enjoy painting them. And do note, if they eyes are painted just so, they will seem to follow you around the room.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/12/29 05:55:46


Post by: Camkierhi


Lots of great work bud. Ninja s looking brilliant. Gallows excellent. I'm with Red love me some think.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2018/12/30 08:41:29


Post by: Theophony


monkeytroll wrote:All good stuff Theo. Hope the kids liked their chibis.

Ninjas all looking nice, that one guy is definitely loaded up for a fight.

Why go fancy with a gallows....barrel kick is as good as those dirty varmits deserve.

Nothing fancy about the gallows, just needs to be tall enough for the show. The good folk in the back have just as much right to watch the eyes pop out and the guy turn blue because the noose wasn’t placed right all accidental like .

Red Harvest wrote:Well, unlike all the Debbie Downers in this thread, I like Chibis. I have no idea why.

Nice work on them Theo. I hope you enjoy painting them. And do note, if they eyes are painted just so, they will seem to follow you around the room.

I did enjoy painting them, it was a nice change of pace. Spooky eyes not needed , I have enough trouble sleeping it seems.

Camkierhi wrote:Lots of great work bud. Ninja s looking brilliant. Gallows excellent. I'm with Red love me some think.

Not sure what the some think means, probably the autocorrect having it’s fun. But thanks Cam, I always appreciate your feedback.

Well, until my Blackwater Gulch stuff shows up (and my ninjas) I’ve gone and delved into the mountain of plastic crack I have stored in my labyrinth and pulled out a little treat. Not cannon, but the model called to me and I’ve taken it to a whole new direction. Maybe it’s the idea of having objectives in Bushido, maybe it’s dirty Steve in Young guns , but when I saw the massive darkness model of the cockatrix that needed to be painted up all I could think was “did anyone see the size of that chicken?”

Still WIP, but now I want to make one with a rider and one with prospector tools and packs on the back, cause nobody messes with an old prospector with a pack-chicken named “Dog”.

The samurai is avenging his honor after he initially ran scared from the beast. Or maybe because he’s Tired of all the villagers calling him “Chicken Teriyaki!”.....I’ll get my hat

Spent a little time making some cacti.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2019/01/01 05:15:42


Post by: Theophony


Well Noble Knight delivered early , so it looks like I have something to paint in the new year .

A Karapan and the ninja girl Makoto, which brings me to 97 points of ninja when these get painted.

Also cacti have gotten more coats of Biel-Tan green and sand basing.



Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2019/01/01 20:20:59


Post by: inmygravenimage


Cacti are lovely, maybe some yellow in the next layer?


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2019/01/03 04:20:28


Post by: Theophony


Thanks Graven I’ll give it a shot, was thinking of drybrushing with the light green which would help it look like it has the white fuzz seen on a lot of cacti.

In other news I found a good deal on tori gates. The shadows of brimstone forbidden fortress gates of madness set comes with 4 plastic tori gates and 4 gates that look like a Tyranid gate for $25 RRP, or $17.50 at Miniaturemarket.


Not the fanciest of models, but definitely better than the MDF or even my scratch built one.

Also some work done on the Karapan and Makoto the ninja.

Still a long ways to go on them, and no time to work on them.

I work the next 6 straight at the hospital and have a massive funeral to get ready for this weekend. A really great guy from church, Patrick, passed away on Christmas Eve morning. He was 32, a great mind who unfortunately was hindered by being a confined to a wheelchair with minimal use of his hands. He still graduated from University of California at Berkeley and worked for the department of defense, honored last year in Washington D.C. for his work. He was our own Steven Hawkins and will be greatly missed. I’ll basically be pulling double shifts for the next week trying to get stuff ready and then cleaned up afterwards and prepped for church on Sunday so I might be quiet for a while.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2019/01/03 19:23:52


Post by: Theophony


So early wake up from my favorite cat meant I finished off a few things after feeding and watering the fluffy god.

Karapan is finished.

Except base

Makoto is done except base and strapping on legs, waiting for wash to dry.


First Tori gate completed

I think these torii are just fine for small temple/shrine walkways.

Makoto guarding the temple...or pillaging it.


And finally a shot of the demon gates, there are 4 of these as well in the package, showing both sides here.

They give me a strong Tyranid vibe.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2019/01/07 04:34:27


Post by: Theophony


Finished the four torii gates.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2019/01/07 05:44:23


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


Those Torii are perfect for using outside of Brimstone. Perfect!

You planning on doing the demon gates while you're at it?


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2019/01/07 05:50:06


Post by: Theophony


 highlord tamburlaine wrote:
Those Torii are perfect for using outside of Brimstone. Perfect!

You planning on doing the demon gates while you're at it?


Jinx, I was posting in your thread while you posted in mine , you owe me a coke.

I just primed the 4 demon gates after I posted my update. Also primed another Oni from super dungeon explore ninja expansion. I might work on them tomorrow as I am down with a servere cold bordering pneumonia.

Also noticed that Miniaturemarket is doing a special GW sale (in store only) starting Tuesday with well below MAPP priced goods, so if I make still alive and able to move I might swing by and see what I can grab.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2019/01/07 21:34:36


Post by: DV8


Subscribing (because apparently that's a feature?) so I can jibber jabber more on the internet.

What am I going to comment about? No clue. I have no idea what model range you paint for/collect, except that it's a lot of samurai and ninjas and that's awesome.

Also, you comment on mine a lot, so it seems fair to return the favor.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2019/01/08 04:22:22


Post by: Theophony


Thanks DV8, always room for more comments .

As you said this thread is a bit eclectic (nice word) with lots of different things. I don’t get to play much as my kids enjoy their phones and our Xbox more than board and miniature games, so I just do what I like. To prove that point.....I broke out some zombicide Black Plague figures. The giant and his zombie version to mess about with. Samurai figure and paint pots for scale size.

Also the Oni is from a super dungeon explore expansion I got on one of Miniaturemarket’s deals of the day for cheap. It had two of the Oni and a bunch of chibi guys (some of which I painted up for my kids).

Right now I’m in between projects asi finished all my Kage Kaze Zoku ninjas for Bushido (3 more out there, but one is a show exclusive so I have to wait to place that order), I completed all available Minimoto figs for Bushido, though there are a few ronin which can work for them. I’m also waiting on my kickstarter order for Blackwater Gulch, which will be the next project (most likely), but it should ship this month.

Tomorrow I’m going to try and get to Miniaturemarket at opening as they are having a GW sale. Below MAPP pricing, but it’s in store only and not widely advertised. I might break my no GW purchases (besides paint) rule and grab a start collecting set....or two. No real plan, though Khorne has been calling/bellowing. I’ve been also looking at shadespire and some of those warbands . There’s a lot of options, they even had some forgebane sets for $75 when I was there last week . Hopefully I walk out unscathed.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2019/01/08 20:45:15


Post by: Theophony


Off again today, turns out my “Cold” is a pretty nasty infection and I’m now getting some of the good stuff to clear it up.

I did make it to Miniaturemarket for their GW sale. Not as great as I had hoped, which is a good thing. They had the overstock stuff at 50% off. Same box sets they’ve had in store forgebane for $75, Blackstone Fortress $100, kill team for $80 (limit 1 per person) some terrain and AOS stuff. Great deals for GW gamers, but no additional on any other stuff. I picked up some paints I was missing, but saved myself from Khornes call. While waiting to pick up my medicine I hit the local FLGS for Tuesday double point day where I picked up the Guildball daughters of the falcon team with bonus figure. They seam to fit the Wild West theme that will be happening with my Blackwater Gulch stuff. I hope it scales to the same size as those figures when they arrive.




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Post by: monkeytroll


Aww, bunny rabbit!


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2019/01/08 22:43:49


Post by: DV8


 monkeytroll wrote:
Aww, bunny rabbit!


It's even funnier when you realize that it's the prey...I mean..."ball"...


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2019/01/09 05:39:37


Post by: Theophony


monkeytroll wrote:Aww, bunny rabbit!

Part of the reason for buying the set was my Monty Python bunny needed a friend

DV8 wrote:
 monkeytroll wrote:
Aww, bunny rabbit!


It's even funnier when you realize that it's the prey...I mean..."ball"...


I haven’t even really looked at the rules and didn’t even consider that , I thought it was odd that a Falcon clan had a pet rabbit

So I hit them all with a brush on primer, also picked up a pair of deep-cuts oxen for the western game, but I did more work on the giants. Trying something new for zombies, primed, give them a drakenhof nightshade wash, then skin tone, then Reikland fleshshade wash. Regular giant has Reikland wash, skin tone and then another Reikland will go on top. I like the effect on the zombie, makes them look a little darker and sinister....and cold.


Still way work in progress.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2019/01/09 22:10:35


Post by: Theophony


Copied over from my Blackwater Gulch thread since......cows

Also painted for a few minutes today. So I can introduced Russel (dark one) and Stewie (white with spots) Bovierie, just need to base them up.

Currently they are unbranded as I’ll need to come up with a cattleman for my town, although I could call them Serenity and Firefly and have them pulling the big weird wagon for the serenity crew . That may need to become a thing now .

Also Wizkids Deepcuts (who made these oxen) have Wave 7 releasing now. I have a two pack of pack mules and a grizzly bear on order.

Oh and after I posted and moved stuff on my desk this happened.

Good doggies, wanna fetch the stick? (Who said giants were smart?)

It at least gives a good idea of scale for the oxen and the Guildball guys.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2019/01/11 20:48:28


Post by: Theophony


Stopped by the FLGS on my way to work and picked up a set of pack mules, a grizzly bear a couple air elementals and some paint. We are getting hit with massive snow right now, 1-3” in the next couple hours and expected 8-10” by tomorrow night with possibility of 15” . In the mean time we are moving grandma into a new assisted living community today too . This completes my worst moving fiascos bingo card having previously moved a friend in 110 degree Fahrenheit (43Celcius)weather up two flights of steps, having a friends movers steal his handgun and then two of the movers fight because the one knows the other took it and ratted him out (gun never recovered), movers not show up or even call on moving day , now blizzard conditions with 1/4 mile visibility .

Anyway I will NOT stay overnight at work, and will get painting time this weekend.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2019/01/12 00:33:12


Post by: Maniac_nmt


The cows look really nice, I particularly like the white one. The piebald effect is very well done.


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Post by: Theophony


Thanks Maniac_nmt, it was shear luck that the white one came out well. I was messing about with new dry paints and washes and it just came together.

Well I know most people will say that they hate snow, but I love it. It started snowing (hard) when I left for work yesterday. My regular 15-20 minute commute turned into almost an hour and there’s was a couple inches by the time I got there. 6 hours later I went outside the hospital a good distance to measure true snowfall for the house supervisor. 6 hours and just over 9” of snow. Ambulance drivers were telling us how bad the roads were, but it was my wife telling me how she was driving for 2.5 hours and hadn’t made it a mile yet that really got me. She turned around and drove back and it took another 1.5 hours to do the same mile. One of my coworkers got in 7 hours late....he left 2 hours early, he also bought clothes to spend the weekend at the hospital as did about 50 or so staffers.

I made it home safe last night, heading opposite of Friday night traffic my route was clear but it still took twice as long as it was snowing hard again. It’s supposed to drop another 10” between now and Sunday morning. This is the most snow we e gotten in one dump since I was a kid 40 years ago. It’s beautiful, but my car got another 2-3 inches overnight so we might be close to 2’ when it’s all done tomorrow. Glad I picked up some new toys yesterday before leaving for work . Pics later.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2019/01/14 18:40:33


Post by: Theophony


Well we only got 13” of snow , but it’s beautiful.

Copied from my Blackwater Gulch blog as it’s what I’ve been doing.

 Theophony wrote:
Cause sometimes you just feel like an ass



I have a second one to do, but it can wait a while.


A deep cuts medium air elemental, it’s translucent clear then given a dry rush of brown and a Agrax earthshade wash. Just seemed like a fun little dessert thing to make.


Lastly a bear....because.....bear.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2019/01/14 21:31:42


Post by: monkeytroll


Glad to hear you didn't get snowed in anywhere.

That's some cracking livestock you have there, mules and cows look great.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2019/01/15 20:18:05


Post by: Theophony


 monkeytroll wrote:
Glad to hear you didn't get snowed in anywhere.

That's some cracking livestock you have there, mules and cows look great.


Thanks Monkeytroll. Not snowed in, except at home sort of. We moved grandma to a different assisted living place on Friday as the snow started and I was going to reconnect her TVs on Saturday, but it started to sleet as we walked out of our house and the roads were crap so we waited till Sunday.

Some good news on the Test of Honour front.

Test of Honour 2nd edition is coming.

For those of you who don’t know me, I’m Graham Davey, writer of the original ruleset. Andy Hobday and I developed the game, and now we’re making plans for taking things forward.

I’ve set up a company called Grey For Now Games, to become the new publisher (if you could see my miniatures collection, you’d know what inspired the name!), and the brilliant team at War Banner will be handling casting and delivery.

Andy and I have been throwing around ideas for ToH2 for a while now, so I thought I would write down the gist of our thinking. This should give you a sense of what to expect from the 2nd Edition, and hopefully a warm glow of anticipation!

Don’t Mess it Up!

First and foremost, we don’t want to ruin what is good about the existing game. Test of Honour has been vastly more successful than we ever expected, and it would be insane to change things so much that we lost all the wonderful, enthusiastic fans that are out there already.

So we won’t be messing around with the core rules. The game will still be quick to learn and fast to play, with those great cinematic moments as your hero slays a whole run of enemies in a single move!

Backwards Compatible

Lots of you have invested time and money in the game over the last few years, so it’s important that we don’t invalidate all that effort.

As such we won’t suddenly restrict which models you can recruit, remove weapon options or anything like that. And wherever possible stats and rules on cards will remain consistent too.

New Miniatures, New Cards

There will of course be new models… we are working with a great sculptor to get some fantastic miniatures created.

We are also thinking about putting out card sets on their own – something many of you have asked for to make it easier to play the game with different model ranges.

Rules Changes

On the whole the rules only need a bit of spit and polish. Thanks to the 32-page limit when I wrote the original mini rulebooks, there are a number of areas that could be explained better and improved with an example or two.

Chances are we’ll also include lots of the bits that are currently available in the Optional Rules, and add in the material from the Darkness and Deceit booklet as well, to create a more complete rulebook.

However, it wouldn’t be a proper 2nd edition without a few tasty new changes and additions:

Cavalry

Many of you have commented that cavalry seem too weak in the game, and there have been some fascinating Facebook threads with your ideas on how to redress the balance.

It should be clear that we don’t see a ToH skirmish as the opportunity for the thunderous, galloping, unstoppable charges you would experience in a full-scale battle wargame. Each turn lasts perhaps a second or two, so you would barely have a chance to urge your horse into motion and canter a few steps.

That said we agree the balance isn’t quite right at the moment, so we will be making some tweaks. At the same time, it’s vital not to let things swing in the other direction. ToH is an infantry game at heart, so we can’t let cav become dominant. Expect a light touch!

Honour and Dishonour

The more unscrupulous players of ToH take great glee in taking those Dishonour cards to give their hero a boost – who cares if their troops start to lose faith (Kieran Byrne I’m looking at you!).

We are playtesting a variety of new effects for the cards, so the penalty is less predictable.

But what about all those players who prefer to take a more noble path?

One of the key additions in the new version will be Honour cards. These are essentially the inverse of Dishonour cards – taking a short term disadvantage for a later boost in the courage and loyalty of your troops.

Balancing the power of these two routes will be critical, as well as keeping the path of balance between the two as a valid option.

And that’s not all…

I also have plans to flesh out the campaign system, lots of new Fate cards, as well as ideas (thanks to Jez and Andy) around adding more depth to recruitment using traits and specific Clans.

We need your help!

Needless to say there’s a lot of playtesting to do – please get in touch if you’d like to help and I’ll add you to the playtesters group! Everyone is welcome, there’s no need to be a rules expert – just play some games with the new rules and give me your feedback.

When will 2nd Edition be ready?

The quick answer is, it’ll be ready when it’s ready. However I’m aiming to publish this Summer!

More to Come…

This has been a quick(ish) recap of our ideas so far. Of course, we’ll tell you more as things come together over the coming months…

Please let us know your ideas and comments.



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Saw this at the FLGS today and remembered one of the monks of the temple of Ro-Kan creates a water wave which moves around the board. The wave comes with two deep cut water druids and is a translucent clear. I drybrushed it with a Chronus Blue and then Praxeti White and then glazed with Guilliman Blue.





Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2019/01/16 22:24:22


Post by: Dr H


Good work.

Interesting bear, where'd it come from?
I have future plans that include a bear at ~28mm.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2019/01/16 23:20:38


Post by: Theophony


 Dr H wrote:
Good work.

Interesting bear, where'd it come from?
I have future plans that include a bear at ~28mm.

Thanks Dr. H, the bear is from Wizkids Deepcuts, it’s labeled as a grizzly and just came out last week. $5 or so.

Painted a little bit.

Tried tattoo/warpaint on this guys face and on his arm. His picture has tons of war paint all over, but I decided less is more.

I hate painting skin, but I think I’m getting a little better at it.

I also watched a video on NMM, didn’t have the right colors, but gave it a go on the gold goal post symbol.



Still all very WIP, and I missed the mold line on the guys head , but still looks good.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2019/01/17 00:26:11


Post by: monkeytroll


Skin looks okay, apart from the mould line, and good job with the warpaint.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2019/01/17 02:00:43


Post by: Theophony


 monkeytroll wrote:
Skin looks okay, apart from the mould line, and good job with the warpaint.


Thanks Monkeytroll, the model has its ups and downs. He has muscles where they don’t exist in real life (back muscles which are on his shoulder blade, extra muscles for his 6 pack ). The mold line on his head is annoying, but the model has a few problems. His left hand has a gougebrunning down all his fingers that looks like his fingers were cleaved in half but were glued to the blade. The swords are funky designs and the blades are triangular with it being wider along the non cutting edge/spine of the blade. The spine also has mold lines as well as the cutting edge. Anyway I still like the model, so he got the paint first. I’m thinking of doing some white warpaint as well on his face.

Dropped my daughter at bible study and ran to miniaturemarket to check if they had any restock of GW sale items. Still nothing to really grab me though I picked up the Goliath gang box twice (and put it back twice ) even though the price was right I just don’t need to go back to more GW games......paints though, I did grab 5 more paints before their price rise in a few weeks. I’m trying to rebuild my paint horde so today was the color red. Couple red bases, layers and dry color.

Getting ready for my daughter to come out now. I might get some painting done tonight yet.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2019/01/17 07:38:33


Post by: inmygravenimage


Love the goal post. As for the mold line on the head, why not make it a scar?


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2019/01/17 11:30:09


Post by: Theophony


 inmygravenimage wrote:
Love the goal post. As for the mold line on the head, why not make it a scar?


Thanks Graven, That’s my idea on it too, he is definitely someone who has been in a few scrapes.

Stopped by Walmart yesterday for cat food and saw some glow in the dark pebbles for fish tanks. They made me think of my terror chicken.

The terror chicken must either be young or looks the way they do because of the size the egg lays.

Made some quick objectives. Still wet and I’ll add some foliage to it shortly.



Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2019/01/17 13:03:40


Post by: inmygravenimage


Ha. Quality. DOOM CHICKEN!


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2019/01/17 14:22:04


Post by: monkeytroll


Doom chicken eggs.....excellent ( I managed to avoid the pun...but it was a struggle )


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2019/01/20 11:20:55


Post by: JoeRugby


Great stuff Theo


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2019/01/20 12:28:13


Post by: Briancj


This thread is really moo-ving along.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2019/01/21 19:12:28


Post by: Camkierhi


Love the egg's, mind you they are close to being seriously eye watering in scale, but cracking for game purposes.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2019/01/23 23:32:01


Post by: Theophony


inmygravenimage wrote:Ha. Quality. DOOM CHICKEN!

Finger lickin good , eeeeewwwww no .

monkeytroll wrote:Doom chicken eggs.....excellent ( I managed to avoid the pun...but it was a struggle )

You should know better that puns are more than eggcepted here .

JoeRugby wrote:Great stuff Theo

Thanks Joe

Briancj wrote:This thread is really moo-ving along.

Thanks , now I have Fozzy Bear and Kermit singing THAT song in my head now


Camkierhi wrote:Love the egg's, mind you they are close to being seriously eye watering in scale, but cracking for game purposes.

Are they eye watering in a good way? I think they are comically large now, but I didn’t have the model with me and for a couple bucks it wasn’t a bad investment.

Well, the last week has been stupid. Good coworker got canned for something stupid, rightly so, but still compared to all the other we put up with why they chose to do him that way is beyond me. One of two (out of 50+ people in our department) that I could carry on a conversation with, learn something, and actually enjoy a laugh. It’s made work this week really difficult and unwinding at home harder.

Anyway, stopped by Miniaturemarket today .



New GW paint racks, box damage made them half off.....okay. I’m thinking of redoing my paint table again, and these looked interesting. They can be stood upright,laid flat or mounted to a wall. I plan on wal mounting mine eventually, which means the little legs can be used for conversions. Each of the plates holds 21 paint pots, including the taller wash pots. They are held tightly so no chance of them falling out when hung flat to the wall.
Also in my quest to refill my paint range I grabbed this which was also half off since the glue bottle popped inside, it got a little on the cutter, but not enough to make it not work. So $20 for 13 paints, a GW cutter and a brush .

So I got a better deal on GW stuff after their sale ended than when it was running.

Also bored and not knowing what I want to paint next I reached into the basement of shame.....
WIP here, but a Mantic abyssal creature,

I didn’t realize how much detail this guy had and is a pretty nice sculpt. I may have to look back in on my Mantic stuff again .


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2019/01/24 04:31:04


Post by: JoshInJapan


That's a pretty good price for Citadel paints.

I went all in on the Dungeon Saga KS, and have been generally pleased with pretty much all of the models. I wish there were more than one pose for each, though.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2019/01/24 07:14:47


Post by: inmygravenimage


Mantic metals are ace. Their plastics, not so much good haul though nice score.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2019/01/24 11:28:05


Post by: Camkierhi


Nice haul Theo, there are always rumblings about GW paints, but they are good, I have tried a few others and they are all good. But I have GW paints that are 20 years old and still going strong, I think that will take some beating.

I am really interested in Dungeon Saga, keeps catching my eye, just not quite enough to bite the bullet yet.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2019/01/24 12:22:16


Post by: Theophony


JoshInJapan wrote:That's a pretty good price for Citadel paints.

I went all in on the Dungeon Saga KS, and have been generally pleased with pretty much all of the models. I wish there were more than one pose for each, though.

I didn’t go all in, just got the core I believe, I thought the dragon was derpy and my money went to another KS at the time so just got the basic pledge.

inmygravenimage wrote:Mantic metals are ace. Their plastics, not so much good haul though nice score.

I only have a few of their metals, one being an old dwarf lord, I have a slew of their plastic orcs though. So much so that I have backed away because building them was a hassle.

Camkierhi wrote:Nice haul Theo, there are always rumblings about GW paints, but they are good, I have tried a few others and they are all good. But I have GW paints that are 20 years old and still going strong, I think that will take some beating.

I am really interested in Dungeon Saga, keeps catching my eye, just not quite enough to bite the bullet yet.

Same here with the age of GW paints, I have a ton of old ones and at one point I pitched 40-50 pots of the twist cap bottles as I didn’t know I could just add flow aid . The best part is every game store carries them so you can always find the one you need.....even if the name has changed again .

As I said above I had gotten the basic DS pledge, so no expansions, but back in the day Miniaturemarket carried Mantic stuff and I grabbed 3 more DS starter boxes that had cover damage to the slip cases for half price. Gave one to my brother in law, still have the other two sets, so I could make a large dungeon floor if desired. In essence though I just have three boxes of plastic man things.

I got more time in on the infernal last night, but made it an early night and almost got 8 hours of sleep. WTF is that about???

Never mind the Diarrhea colored base , was going to try something, but it was not doing what I wanted. Maybe when I look at it later it will have changed , you know when you paint something and then come back later and your like . Sometimes it comes out for the better.

All this Mantic talk almost has me wanting to paint some orcs...... I must resist. Still have my Mantic hatred since they called some of us backers liars when our KOW2 kickstarters were mishandled and lost, and our Blaine figs came months later because of the computer goof up and not ordering enough through their supplier . Can I still hate them? Or has it been long enough and I should root for them again since they are the underdogs again? I guess my painting whims will decide for me.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2019/01/24 13:05:13


Post by: inmygravenimage


There's a lot of good, new people at mantic. Time heals all wounds. That and Superglue.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2019/01/24 16:11:53


Post by: Theophony


 inmygravenimage wrote:
There's a lot of good, new people at mantic. Time heals all wounds. That and Superglue.

Im sure there is, it was just a huge kick in the teeth when they said that, then a few days later it was “There’s computer problems and we missed a lot of stuff.” No apologies were given.

Anyway, grabbed another couple models out of the Dungeon Saga dungeon. Tried a little something different with this orc guy.


He had been primed white over his green plastic (some green still showing in the recesses, and all I used on him were washes. Still needs more layers of washes in different spots, but I really like the look so far. Areas may need 3-4 applications to get the coverage, but the tones are better than I could do with regular painting.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2019/01/24 19:31:04


Post by: inmygravenimage


Theophony wrote:There's a lot of good, new people at mantic. Time heals all wounds. That and Superglue.

Im sure there is, it was just a huge kick in the teeth when they said that, then a few days later it was “There’s computer problems and we missed a lot of stuff.” No apologies were given.

It's ok. I still don't talk to Wyrd or PP for much the same sort of thing.
I like the colour you've got going on there mate, too.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2019/01/24 20:30:11


Post by: youwashock


Hmmm...I am only very tangentially aware of Mantic's models. That orc looks pretty cool. Technique seems to be working out, too.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2019/01/25 07:23:03


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


Is that Infernal a metal or plastic one? I know both exist out there.

I'm liking the colors on that big ogre looking dude. What'd you wash the skin with? I'm never satisfied with orc skins colors.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2019/01/25 17:44:55


Post by: Theophony


inmygravenimage wrote:
Theophony wrote:There's a lot of good, new people at mantic. Time heals all wounds. That and Superglue.

Im sure there is, it was just a huge kick in the teeth when they said that, then a few days later it was “There’s computer problems and we missed a lot of stuff.” No apologies were given.

It's ok. I still don't talk to Wyrd or PP for much the same sort of thing.
I like the colour you've got going on there mate, too.

Been tempted by PP stuff lately, huge fan of Matt Wilson’s art, but not the models for some reason. I’ve heard stories of their plastics and resins not being great but it’s the prices and the 3rd edition being broken from the go that has kept me away. Mantic might get a reprieve from me....still debating.

youwashock wrote:Hmmm...I am only very tangentially aware of Mantic's models. That orc looks pretty cool. Technique seems to be working out, too.

Some of Mantic stuff is great, most is mediocre but there’s just too much that’s rubbish. It more of the poor business sense that ruins it for me. Tons of kickstarters and plenty of changes post Kickstarter but pre delivery.

highlord tamburlaine wrote:Is that Infernal a metal or plastic one? I know both exist out there.

I'm liking the colors on that big ogre looking dude. What'd you wash the skin with? I'm never satisfied with orc skins colors.

It’s a plastic one from the Dungeon Saga Kickstarter. It’s in a red plastic if that helps. The skin color is a trick, and the main test of this model. I used athonian camoshade over white. The mix of the green and the brown from the athonian camoshade does the rest. Like most of this model I have to hit it multiple times with lots of drying in between layers. This morning is seeing another layer as the washes have cleared up, but that will just add more depth in the end I hope.


More In a bit.

Edit: it’s a bit, took a shower, and did some more washes on more test models. These were figs I tried to start painting last year, but like Highlord Tamburlaine I didn’t like how the skin was going as it was a really dark green. So before I left for work yesterday I did a quick Vallejo grey 70.601 paint on prime coat and hit them with a wash. Unfortunately I didn’t let the primer dry enough sothe green came through on the cloth parts and now the yellow is a yellow and green mix . I’ll keep going on with these as they are a test and I can do the rest correctly if I like how this turns out.

These are from CMoN game Massive Darkness, so just to see how they would look like with the Mantic guy.

I have some other games orcs which might mix in well too. I’ll have to dig them out. Those giants I was working on in the background will probably get repurposed as well.....

WHAT HAVE I DONE .


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2019/01/25 19:03:41


Post by: Camkierhi


Ah the lure of the green skin....

Looking good so far bud.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2019/01/27 07:40:18


Post by: Theophony


 Camkierhi wrote:
Ah the lure of the green skin....

Looking good so far bud.


Thanks Cam, if I can’t make them good I’ll make them rediculous . They seem like just the army to do that with.

Speaking of silliness, I found my copy of B-Seiged darkness and fury , another cheap buy at Miniaturemarket, I got it for less than $1 a fig, so just the right price range. Cue some test models in action. The orc berserker has a really stupid pin head (fists are twice as big as his head), and the troll sized guy has these little lizards things called Mulfins that he throws and they explode like grenades. Only one sculpt per each of these figs, but they are characterful.



Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2019/01/27 08:09:00


Post by: inmygravenimage


They are some nice models! Loads of character. You always find the most random stuff.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2019/01/27 19:45:23


Post by: Theophony


 inmygravenimage wrote:
They are some nice models! Loads of character. You always find the most random stuff.


Thanks Graven, i think they find me though .

Anyway I finished this troll throwing the exploding lizard thing.

I’m not going to try for cleaner cloth it didn’t look right on a test figure. Green dirty clothes FTW.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2019/01/28 19:49:28


Post by: Theophony


Found some of my Mantic orcs....now I remember why I didn’t like them . The CMoN boardgame figs are so much better quality wise. So after trying to paint a few and chucking them literally across the room (frustrated that I bothered painting them), I put the rest of them aside nicely.

I did do some other painting though.

Siegebreaker ogre from green plague.

With size comparison, he’s a big un

Hoarde brother with comparison for size. Man I wish these were available separately and not just part of the Kickstarter pledge exclusives.

Both of these just have one coat of wash on them, more to come.

Also a Mantic Druid/Dryad mystic

I call him Twigdude.

And backside for those wanting to check out his baddonkadonk trunk .


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2019/01/28 20:24:11


Post by: youwashock


Those CMON orcs look pretty brutal. I completely glossed over the Green Plague KS. Probably because I don't like Zombicide and I am wary of things CMON is a part of. They do crank out some solid boardgame minis, though.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2019/01/29 01:27:09


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


I like that you've just decided to paint random models while you wait to be inspired. These models look fantastic.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2019/01/29 20:25:10


Post by: Theophony


youwashock wrote:Those CMON orcs look pretty brutal. I completely glossed over the Green Plague KS. Probably because I don't like Zombicide and I am wary of things CMON is a part of. They do crank out some solid boardgame minis, though.

I did too, but I barely was able to late pledge, the giants were the tipping point for me, as well as the trebuchet and ballista. Haven’t played it, just use the models.....eventually.

Warboss_Waaazag wrote:I like that you've just decided to paint random models while you wait to be inspired. These models look fantastic.

Random is a nice way of naming it.

So I’ve been eyeballing something else not usually in my range of stuff( that means another system/range terrain ). I think this might be my first privateer press purchase ever . I picked up a copy of Monsterpocalypse starter set for the GUARD, and also the big Dinosaur dude TerraKahn(maybe not his actual name, I’ll doublecheck when I get home. So Theo is now doing big stupid stompy robots vs giant lower than average intelligence lizards with a superiority complex having a rumble in the Bronx. I don’t like the color choices that they used for GLTAILWSC, so that will change, more later thanks for looking.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2019/01/29 22:51:59


Post by: Dr H


Good work Theo'.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2019/01/29 23:06:35


Post by: youwashock


Monpoc, huh? I will eagerly be awaiting your take on the new models. They looked pretty sweet, but I have a bunch of the old stuff squirreled away and that will probably serve to keep me away from all but the most discounted buys. That and the mountain of unpainted models that threatens to entomb me daily. Bring on the stompy bots!


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2019/01/30 15:48:43


Post by: Theophony


Dr H wrote:Good work Theo'.

Thanks Dr. H

youwashock wrote:Monpoc, huh? I will eagerly be awaiting your take on the new models. They looked pretty sweet, but I have a bunch of the old stuff squirreled away and that will probably serve to keep me away from all but the most discounted buys. That and the mountain of unpainted models that threatens to entomb me daily. Bring on the stompy bots!


Well I never messed about with the old models, so my comparison will just have to be with other model ranges. They do indeed look sweet, which is why I have given in.

The placement of gates and stems for the resin/plastic is not great . Big Defender X has large gates on his jets for the backpack on curved areas which look bad on close inspection, and there is some serious mold slippage happening especially on his legs and also the backpack jets. I have scrapped what I could down, but without going deeper and visibly changing a tubular structure to flat on the one side it’s just going to be visible. Terra Khan has gates on the edges of his arm and leg joints , which when trimmed off leaves some gaps, same can be said for his jaw joint. He also had a major gate on his tail which after trimming away and painting I’ll just make it look like a smaller beast chewed on him there.

Details are fantastic on the models though . I will have to play around with the positioning of Defender X’s body as his backpack is really heavy and I need him to try and stand up while fighting monsters.

On to the pics.


I got the bodies primed last night and even gave Terra Khan a sepia wash just to bring out details before I begin painting. I’m off today and as wind chills are at -20* Fahrenheit (-29* Celsius) I’m trying to stay inside anyway, so might as well paint .

Oh, and rocket punch to the face.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2019/01/30 16:28:22


Post by: Briancj


That last one looks like a bro-punch. "Oh, you big kidder." *bop* . Let's go wreck downtown.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2019/01/30 16:49:59


Post by: youwashock


Wow. Those are sizeable hunks of plastic. Looking forward to seeing how you paint Defender X. Was a fan of GUARD in the old game.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2019/01/30 23:13:45


Post by: Theophony


Briancj wrote:That last one looks like a bro-punch. "Oh, you big kidder." *bop* . Let's go wreck downtown.

Except the fists each have 4rockets to help propel them at speed

youwashock wrote:Wow. Those are sizeable hunks of plastic. Looking forward to seeing how you paint Defender X. Was a fan of GUARD in the old game.

Well I’m not sure about the blue I picked for him, I always start too dark, but I think this time I goofed with going too light


Anyway, Terra Khan was my big draw, so he got the lion share of my painting time today.



Really struggling not to hit him with a green glaze. My question to you all is what should I do with his scales on his sides?




Automatically Appended Next Post:
Well I may have finished him off...unless you guys have some suggestions. I might give him a sepia wash on they scales, not sure though.


Also missing parts have been dispatched already by Privateer Press , I’m really impressed by their speed and we will see what the follow up looks like when it arrives.

Also Defender X has been redone with Kantor Blue as the base coat for the blue, the Lothern blue was way to light even with a Guilliumanblue glaze.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2019/01/31 11:06:36


Post by: inmygravenimage


Kaiju tastic. Love it. Top notch, really vibrant.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2019/01/31 15:23:48


Post by: youwashock


Rawrsome. I think a bit of wash on the scales would be a good call.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2019/01/31 16:04:35


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


Looking at those photos makes me even more tempted to get a Tera Khan.

Thanks a lot!


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2019/01/31 17:06:04


Post by: Meer_Cat


Very nicely done! Agree with earlier post- a (very) light wash over the scales might be nice. Darn you guys- now I have to resist getting a monster like this too, on top of resisting Bushido, and ….!


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2019/01/31 20:53:10


Post by: Da Boss


Godzilla looks awesome! You are really getting a lot done. Loving those goblins, from Massive Darkness, right?


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2019/02/03 01:44:44


Post by: Rygnan


Gotta say Theo, I've lurked for a long time (about 4-5 years) without much in the way of response, but I've now bought into Bushido after seeing your stuff. Some great sculpts in there, and after getting a great deal on the Rise of the Kage ninjas off a friend I'm ready to get into painting them. Looking forward to it, have a mix of them and some Batman Miniatures ninjas on the painting table now


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2019/02/03 11:06:20


Post by: aku-chan


Some great painting going on!

Love the dinosaur and tree-wizard.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2019/02/03 14:29:39


Post by: Camkierhi


You certainly nailed that lizard. And love the tree wizard as well. I am sure you will get the gundam about right bud.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2019/02/03 20:43:20


Post by: Wirecat


Mantic is still a hit and significantly miss, but Your take on their larger miniatures is very good and inspiring! And that lizard is getting gorgeous! Thumbs up!


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2019/02/07 12:48:08


Post by: Theophony


inmygravenimage wrote:Kaiju tastic. Love it. Top notch, really vibrant.
thanks Graven, who doesn’t live an giant microscopic lizard king

youwashock wrote:Rawrsome. I think a bit of wash on the scales would be a good call.
thanks youashock it’s on the menu.

highlord tamburlaine wrote:Looking at those photos makes me even more tempted to get a Tera Khan.

Thanks a lot!
when you get him remember to play Shaka Khan really loud and replace Shaka with Terra as you sing along

Meer_Cat wrote:Very nicely done! Agree with earlier post- a (very) light wash over the scales might be nice. Darn you guys- now I have to resist getting a monster like this too, on top of resisting Bushido, and ….!
just give in. These small sized skirmish games really cleanse the palette, besides th manufacturers can spend less time trying to sort out 50 factions of rules.

Da Boss wrote:Godzilla looks awesome! You are really getting a lot done. Loving those goblins, from Massive Darkness, right?
they are massive darkness goblins, I have to get back to them.....soonish. Thanks.

Rygnan wrote:Gotta say Theo, I've lurked for a long time (about 4-5 years) without much in the way of response, but I've now bought into Bushido after seeing your stuff. Some great sculpts in there, and after getting a great deal on the Rise of the Kage ninjas off a friend I'm ready to get into painting them. Looking forward to it, have a mix of them and some Batman Miniatures ninjas on the painting table now
thanks Rygnan, I usually try to respond quicker. Life just unloaded on me this week though. I almost got Rise of the Kage Kickstarter like five times. Seriously, I wish I had jumped in on it big as they also offered the models in metal .
aku-chan wrote:Some great painting going on!

Love the dinosaur and tree-wizard.
thanks aka-Chan, always trying to diversify and find new things. Part of being a hoarder.

Camkierhi wrote:You certainly nailed that lizard. And love the tree wizard as well. I am sure you will get the gundam about right bud.
im not to sure of the Gundam, I’ve got him color blocked, just never inspired by them..... I’ll give it a go though.

Wirecat wrote:Mantic is still a hit and significantly miss, but Your take on their larger miniatures is very good and inspiring! And that lizard is getting gorgeous! Thumbs up!
seriously, they are still Mantic.....almost.....never. I try, but besides kings of war, Mantic hasn’t grabbed me as anything but a half rate GW rip off.

Edit: sorry for the edit, had to take the kiddos to school, massive storms here overnight and this morning causing flooding in areas. I woke up several times with the thunder and sound of driving rain. Anyway grocery run to Walmart with a quick stop off in the toy aisle....

Graven has been building up his Gaslands garage and when he was asking about cars for the prison I was thinking of good old mom cars, which my generation meant station wagons as vans were for work and SUVs were not even a funky pipe dream.

This one just stood out to me. Plus flames .

The last week has been horrendous with work at the hospital and at church, just lots of stupid little things and schedule causing me to have a lack of sleep an just be wiped out. Very little hobby work done over the week. I think I spent less than 10 minutes at my paint desk, so literally nothing to show for it.

Hopefully motivation will return soon.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2019/02/07 17:20:00


Post by: youwashock


I hear that on this week being a bit of a catastrophe. Keep on pluggin'! Looking forward to seeing the SW get the Gaslands treatment.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2019/02/07 21:57:04


Post by: inmygravenimage


Boxy 70s things seem to be the way forward, yeah. Chin up young fella!


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2019/02/11 04:41:38


Post by: Theophony


youwashock wrote:I hear that on this week being a bit of a catastrophe. Keep on pluggin'! Looking forward to seeing the SW get the Gaslands treatment.

Thanks youwashock, space for extra passengers and molotovs , flame job fits the bill .

inmygravenimage wrote:Boxy 70s things seem to be the way forward, yeah. Chin up young fella!

Nothing I can’t handle, just has drained me emotionally and spiritually. I’ll get right soon enough, thanks Graven

Dulldrums of the weekend with freakin cold weather and ice kept me inside until just about an hour ago. Did the Walmart late night shopping to have stuff ready for kids school tomorrow. Picked up some more cheap brushes from Walmart. 10 pieces for $4.47, not the best, but they’ve been doing an okay job and ten for the price of 1 GW brush .

So did some organizing, very cathartic, but lots more till I’m really ready, but now have a clear painting spot again and plans for putting models to the side, but still reachable for when I want to change gears.

Speaking of changing gears.

Dragon from Zombicide. This is the not dead yet dragon. Still need the expansion which has the I’ve been dead, but didn’t like it so I’m back now dragon. I figure I’ll paint him similar to the red demon thing next to him. Paint pot for size comparison. I’ll probably only get him brush primed tonight, paint may happen starting tomorrow. Also found more Mantic orcs from the dungeon saga box sets, so might see more from them soon.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2019/02/11 17:36:43


Post by: Theophony


First basecoat down on the dragon body. First wash on bony/scales.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2019/02/11 21:49:59


Post by: Llamahead


Looking good. Just about to start my Green Horde. Dragon Expansion is also interesting Rats and ghosties as well.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2019/02/14 16:26:47


Post by: Theophony


 Llamahead wrote:
Looking good. Just about to start my Green Horde. Dragon Expansion is also interesting Rats and ghosties as well.

Looking forward to your work, that expansion is on my list for the future, but not anytime soon.

In the mean time the dragon is at least to tabletop standard.

Still plenty of work to do to it, but at a point I can take a break.

Started another Massive Darkness biggie, I think it’s a troll of some kind, but I think it’ll be part of a beastman blood bowl team.


The team will be called the Animainiyaks , as I am not fond of GW Minotaurs, this guy will fill in as the centerpiece of the team. Thinking of using the Houston Texans emblem as the logo, but yellow and red as the color to match the water tower the Animaniacs are locked up in.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2019/02/14 18:59:27


Post by: Maniac_nmt


My kids have recently discovered the Animaniacs and love it. Very nice looking skin tone on him.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2019/02/14 20:23:43


Post by: youwashock


Anything related to Yakko, Wakko, Dot, and Co. can only be good.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2019/02/16 06:07:13


Post by: Theophony


 youwashock wrote:
Anything related to Yakko, Wakko, Dot, and Co. can only be good.

My thoughts exactly, the Warner crew was always good for a laugh.

Well unfortunately the yellow and red don’t work well on this guy , so I might have to change the group up to just being the Mainiyaks. I think the chaos warriors may still have a black and white motif though.

You might notice the Bloodbowl Doom Lords box as the backdrop. My local store is clearing out the blood bowl stuff, so I grabbed the team for half price. Might grab a few more teams later if they are still there, but I want to get this team done first. A second box of these might happen so I can max out on beastmen and make some mutated players to have ready for later. Tonight’s plan is to assemble these guys and maybe get the big guy a little further along.

Edit: there’s a lot of fiddley parts to the beastmen. Most are 7-8 parts per model including separate head and horns. The payoff though is fantastic, GW has really stepped up there game over the last few years. Aside from the stupid aesthetics of the Dwarf team all the blood bowl teams have been awesome, and these guys are no less spectacular. With the heads and horns separate I was able to make 8 unique beastmen since there are 6 variant sets of horns the guys with the same poses have different horn styles, and the two types who look like they are running I glued them differently to the bases so that one of each looks like they are taking a hard turn while running and the other looks like a hard block.

It took longer to assemble than I thought it would, so sleep happened and I might be able to prime them before I head to work.
All primed and at least one layer of skin/fur base coat is applied.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2019/02/18 17:14:48


Post by: Dr H


So are the cheerleaders going to be a crowd of "Helloooo Nurse!"s?

Good work, Theo'.

Maybe a desaturated yellow? Just a slight tint to what would otherwise be white.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2019/02/18 19:37:58


Post by: Theophony


Dr H wrote:So are the cheerleaders going to be a crowd of "Helloooo Nurse!"s?

Good work, Theo'.

Maybe a desaturated yellow? Just a slight tint to what would otherwise be white.

Thanks Dr. H, hadn’t even gotten to cheerleader ideas yet, but she will be high on the list

Maniac_nmt wrote:Memphis Maniax?

http://www.all-xfl.com/memphismaniax/


I lived in Memphis for 3 months....let’s just say I won’t be headed back soon, though the GW warehouse is there....

Besides all I need is Vince McMahon showing up to my house saying I’m infringing on their idea .

Well more progress even though it’s slow.

Base coated the armor Jokero Orange.

Layer of Troll slayer orange.

I think my new plan will be orange armor with red leathers and yellow fabrics. Not sure how I’ll do the fabrics on the big guy yet.

Thanks for looking

Have to set for another funeral for tomorrow, 24 hour notice , I didn’t get the voicemail of the persons passing for some reason, so I’ll be setting and cleaning after working at the hospital tonight. Long stretch to the early morning. All that to say don’t expect much progress for a while.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2019/02/19 23:07:28


Post by: Theophony


Decided orange just needed to take the show. Maybe I’ll callthem Khorne’s Orange Crush, like the soda or Khorange Khrush.


Still need to bring the flesh up a layer and highlight the black, but he’s getting there.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2019/02/20 22:56:40


Post by: youwashock


Oooh...I like the orange. And the name.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2019/02/21 04:49:46


Post by: JoshInJapan


I like the team so far. Your color choices remind me of the old GW paint scheme for beastmen-- that orange/brown color that they used for so long.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2019/02/24 13:43:28


Post by: JoeRugby


Cool beastmen dude


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2019/02/24 14:03:30


Post by: Theophony


youwashock wrote:Oooh...I like the orange. And the name.

Thanks Youashock, it’s growing on me....like a fungus

JoshInJapan wrote:I like the team so far. Your color choices remind me of the old GW paint scheme for beastmen-- that orange/brown color that they used for so long.

Yeah, a little bit of nostalgia goes a long way.

JoeRugby wrote:Cool beastmen dude

Thanks Joe, their poses and sense of movement really sell these guys. They aren’t static at all, and a few of the models look like they’d be great with some hockey sticks .

Well not much done these last few days, and with our internet down (freakin ATT ) means my background movies and checking up online is very limited. Tech should be out today after me spending 3+ hours between midnight Friday and Saturday morning on the phone with people in India who are not native English speakers and who’s names sure are not Stephen, Shaun and Angeline..... .

Anyway, the beastmen are all but done. Need to highlight all the black straps and figure out the basing for the team.

Started on the 4 chaos warriors, all are to this point, no washes yet, and still have a good distance to go yet.

Im not sure what color to do the edges of the armor in, or the rest of the metals. Thinking of doing the trim in bone to match the horns of the beastmen.



Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2019/02/25 09:15:44


Post by: Theophony


Tried black trim , looked bad, not even angry pumpkins bad, just bad. Don’t know why I even tried it, I felt the trim had to be a lighter color to balance the dark skin, fur and boots, but I tried it anyway. Then I started with the base to do bone trim, I think this is headed in the right direction, let me know on your thoughts please.



Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2019/02/25 15:25:56


Post by: youwashock


I think it looks good. Breaks up the plates nicely.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2019/02/25 17:56:03


Post by: Theophony


 youwashock wrote:
I think it looks good. Breaks up the plates nicely.

Thanks Youashock, that’s what I was thinking as well. Not sure if I’ll go with bone or try NMM gold for the trims now though.

In other news......not really news that I bought more stuff before I finished one thing , but news in the fact I bought two more blood bowl teams .

FLGS has a clearance sale on stuff going and seems they are done with BloodBowl, so I grabbed the skaven team and Dark Elves each at 50% off. Also grabbed a pot of Astroganite Debris, I’ve never used that, but that might become my basing material for the chaos guys at least. I think grey will show off their orange suits pretty well, even though bright green turf might do it better . Tests will be done. The shop has at least two more chaos teams, another Dark Elves team, four Prancy Elven teams a slew of team dice and pitches available. For right now though this will hold me......until my most recent Bushido order arrives......and my Kickstarter Blackwater Gulch gangs arrive , man I think I have a few months worth of stuff sorted out now .

Stupid note of the day: I hit my 5 years at the hospital back in November. As a 5 year award you can choose items from a website in the $50 range, so I looked and found a discover card $50 gift card, so yeah I’ll take that and buy what I really want....Right??? Nope, after 5 months I finally get the card and it’s discover all right, but it’s a special promotional card that can only be used at certain retailers . Out of the thirty or so listed, Lowe’s and Best Buy are the only two I would probably ever use them at , and since Kmart I saw one of the ones listed (and they are out of business ) I probably won’t use it there. I tried the card at the FLGS and of course it was declined, I was hoping it was just trying to get us to use it at their partners, but nope, just at certain stores. Any one else think that sucks? Oh well, free money, I shouldn’t complain.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2019/02/25 22:05:32


Post by: Dr H


Scheme looks fine.
You'll want a spot colour in there somewhere.

To get a good contrast the complimentary colour of Orange is a turquoise. Reddish orange with a greener colour, Yellowish orange wants a bluer colour.

Maybe use that for their numbers. Or a stripe if you don't fancy freehanding numbers.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2019/02/26 19:17:39


Post by: Theophony


 Dr H wrote:
Scheme looks fine.
You'll want a spot colour in there somewhere.

To get a good contrast the complimentary colour of Orange is a turquoise. Reddish orange with a greener colour, Yellowish orange wants a bluer colour.

Maybe use that for their numbers. Or a stripe if you don't fancy freehanding numbers.


Definitely not freehanding numbers , maybe decals in white for the number and either chaos star or beastman skull symbol.

I did take your advice on the turquoise though. Not sure if this is green enough, it starter as army painter hydra turquoise and then got a wash of Coelia Greenshade over it. I’m leaning towards a really bright green grass base if that helps.




As usual my photography and lighting are not the best .

Edit: not actual turf, but a quick dip in the homemade turf I created a ways back that may just get used finally.



Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2019/02/27 21:45:49


Post by: Theophony


Well hydra blue has taken the place of most black in the models now, only leaving black face masks on the chaos warriors.


The boots are the rhinox hide color that the beastmen hair is and is even highlighted with the same fur highlights, just not as much.

Still have to wash the blue with Coelia Greenshade and finish the bone color on the chaos warrior armor trims. Then basing will have to be finalized and decals applied.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2019/02/27 22:48:48


Post by: youwashock


Chugging right along. I like the blue. It makes for a nice accent.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2019/02/28 19:17:14


Post by: Theophony


 youwashock wrote:
Chugging right along. I like the blue. It makes for a nice accent.

Thanks Youashock , I blame it on Dr. H as he’s the one that suggested another color.

Team photo


Still needs basing, and I just redid the facemasks on the chaos warriors to a base to make them bone colored, more layers needed there, but getting ready for work now.

Not sure which I’ll start next, Dark Elves or skaven, for skaven I want to grab a single rat ogre and the shadespire skaven team to add to the group, but that might take a while. Also need color choices for both, so if anybody has suggestions I’m up to hearing them.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2019/02/28 19:58:52


Post by: youwashock


Cool. They are going to look pretty good with that green basing.

I vote Dark Elves. Colorwise, do you think something more traditional (purple, dark blue, black) or something unusual?


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2019/02/28 21:33:19


Post by: Llamahead


Drow dark elves is a classic


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2019/02/28 21:58:58


Post by: Dr H


 Theophony wrote:
...blame it on Dr. H ...
I'm used to it.

Good job, Theo'. Look nice.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2019/03/01 06:01:15


Post by: Theophony


youwashock wrote:Cool. They are going to look pretty good with that green basing.

I vote Dark Elves. Colorwise, do you think something more traditional (purple, dark blue, black) or something unusual?

I’m leaning to the Dark Elf side as well, not sure on color though. Had some thought of doing grey colors with a red team logo. I was thinking of a broken heart design and calling them the Creve Coeur Killers or something as I grew up in a suburb of St. Louis called Creve Coeur (broken heart in French)

Llamahead wrote:Drow dark elves is a classic
would that be ashy skin and white hair? If so that’s what I’m thinking.

Dr H wrote:
 Theophony wrote:
...blame it on Dr. H ...
I'm used to it.

Good job, Theo'. Look nice.

Thanks Dr. H, I always look to you for color advice, your orange and white ancient marine makes me jealous. You just need me to win the lottery to hire you full time .

I’ve been watching the N&R section with the glimpses of the new chaos guys and I have to say I’m trying really hard not to get back into 40K with a revamped Iron Warriors...I definitely can not afford that sinkhole.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2019/03/03 15:52:02


Post by: Llamahead


Your idea sounds good it's actually blue skin though.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2019/03/04 19:29:29


Post by: Theophony


 Llamahead wrote:
Your idea sounds good it's actually blue skin though.


Thanks Llamahead,

I’m going to do a bit more thinking on skin tones for these guys, and probably not nailed down on colors yet, but while assembling them I was getting an inspirational vibe of salamanders from 40k. I know it’s just from the scale cloth they are wearing, but the leather uniforms got me thinking that I wish I could get a bunch more of these guys and 40kify them into a Nocture Imperial guard unit. So they might wind up being dark skinned with red eyes for no reason whatsoever .

I have to call GW customer service because I’m missing an arm off of one of the sprues, so maybe I’ll wind up with spares after all .

Work offered O.T. This weekend because we are seriously short handed (we have been for the 5.5 years I’ve been there, but even worse right now) and they were expecting 6-10” of snow and ice. So on top of the overtime we got an extra $5 an hour and if we slept at the hospital in available space then they paid us minimum wage just for sleeping there . Well I worked doubles both Saturday and Sunday, getting 31.5 hours of work in between 8:30 Saturday morning and midnight last night. The rest of the time was 8 hours of sleep and lunch breaks. I haven’t given my work any overtime there (30minutes over the last 3.5 years) because of the crappy sub contracted management we have, but this next month is the twins birthday next week, my anniversary in three weeks, my wife out of town the weekend after that and then our oldest birthday next month , so extra cash is good. Just got 8 hours of interrupted sleep this morning and then finished assembling the Dark Elves minus the one arm.



Leaving for work shortly, thanks for looking.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2019/03/04 20:44:57


Post by: Viktor von Domm


i´ve looked...so i am taking my thx...

i am expecting most of the recent stuff is from blood bowl? third party? looking good... model wise and paint wise!

i see now...double shifts...and catching the odd eye of sleep when possible...well...the dumb part with OT working hours is the taxes often destroy the effort made during these hours...so in essence you might come of poorer as with regular shifts... at least that´s with the tax system here... it is regulated in steps...and if you come over a tiny bit of income amount too much...then *puff* the money you worked for goes straight down the drain...(well drain as in all the government thought up stuff...)

*rants*


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2019/03/04 21:40:21


Post by: youwashock


Yeesh. No love for that type of work schedule. Looking forward to the DE, though!


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2019/03/05 02:29:46


Post by: Theophony


Viktor von Domm wrote:i´ve looked...so i am taking my thx...

i am expecting most of the recent stuff is from blood bowl? third party? looking good... model wise and paint wise!

i see now...double shifts...and catching the odd eye of sleep when possible...well...the dumb part with OT working hours is the taxes often destroy the effort made during these hours...so in essence you might come of poorer as with regular shifts... at least that´s with the tax system here... it is regulated in steps...and if you come over a tiny bit of income amount too much...then *puff* the money you worked for goes straight down the drain...(well drain as in all the government thought up stuff...)

*rants*

Yep vik they are blood bowl models, all new GW plastic teams from the last couple years, except the big beast an which is a model from the Massive Darkness board game.

Taxes suck.....I’ll leave it at that

youwashock wrote:Yeesh. No love for that type of work schedule. Looking forward to the DE, though!


I don’t want that work schedule forever, but it was a good workout and got my juices flowing. I’m wiped out, but feeling good.

Called GW, was told to send an email, awaiting response for the missing part. They wanted receipts, but I try not to keep any of those around for the wife to find .


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2019/03/05 12:52:50


Post by: Viktor von Domm


Called GW, was told to send an email, awaiting response for the missing part. They wanted receipts, but I try not to keep any of those around for the wife to find .


that is one major drawback in retail...the verification...without it you are a lurking scammer...always in the eye of the not too service sensitive...just like the employee is always a thief in the eye of the management...


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2019/03/05 19:24:10


Post by: Theophony


 Viktor von Domm wrote:
Called GW, was told to send an email, awaiting response for the missing part. They wanted receipts, but I try not to keep any of those around for the wife to find .


that is one major drawback in retail...the verification...without it you are a lurking scammer...always in the eye of the not too service sensitive...just like the employee is always a thief in the eye of the management...


Oh I get it, but I just want the arm that I’m missing. It’s not like I want a left arm from one kit a right from another, a head from a third and the legs and body from a fourth just to make a conversion piece. There are always obvious thieves who will milk a system and then those are easy to see. If petey calls every week missing sprues then maybe Petey needs to open the boxes at the shop. I feel bad when I contact Warlordgames for missing parts because I’ve had too SEVERAL times on different kits. I’ve only ever contacted GW the one time even though when they did metals I missed more parts. I’ve gotten replacements from Knight Models, GCTstudious (Bushido) and others with very little effort. Even Warlordgames gives you very little guff just asking for the packers name which comes on little slips of paper in the boxes. GW is asking now for the 11 digit product code (don’t give us the name of the kit that we sell, they are silly names ), reciept from the store including their contact info and date of purchase. I guess when you charge insane prices on things people tend to milk the system though. The only Company I’ve had real issues with are Mantic though. I was one of many Kickstarter backers that didn’t get their orders and were called liars and thieves for weeks until they found a flaw in their computer system and then they didn’t have enough to fill their orders , no apologies from them after that.

Anyway I digress. Played with some colors last night and looked at Nerdfest09’s salamanders for inspiration.....if he wasn’t so far away I’d go steal his talent.....and pet his fluffy puppies (the dogs , I’m not making some weird sicko reference there ). No pics yet as not even a full base coat on a test model yet.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2019/03/05 20:25:42


Post by: inmygravenimage


I think Knight's inconsistent QC is going to kill them in end. Anyway, looking forward to seeing what you do next!


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2019/03/05 21:07:13


Post by: Viktor von Domm


GW is asking now for the 11 digit product code (don’t give us the name of the kit that we sell, they are silly names ), reciept from the store including their contact info and date of purchase.
well...you could argue they want to find the flaw in the system and to make quality control better...or create insane obstacles for customers to even dream about making demands...

a bit like social welfare systems... some people have all the skills and milk the system big time...and many old and wrinkly fellows stay low and quiet because they fear to even ask...

better bring new pics ....i fear i am always ranting unless i get distracted by shiny stuff...


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2019/03/06 20:12:03


Post by: Theophony


inmygravenimage wrote:I think Knight's inconsistent QC is going to kill them in end. Anyway, looking forward to seeing what you do next!

I didn’t know they were that bad...yikes. I see boxes of their stuff at Miniaturemarket all the time reduced with a tag saying missing xxxxxx though.

Viktor von Domm wrote:
GW is asking now for the 11 digit product code (don’t give us the name of the kit that we sell, they are silly names ), reciept from the store including their contact info and date of purchase.
well...you could argue they want to find the flaw in the system and to make quality control better...or create insane obstacles for customers to even dream about making demands...

a bit like social welfare systems... some people have all the skills and milk the system big time...and many old and wrinkly fellows stay low and quiet because they fear to even ask...

better bring new pics ....i fear i am always ranting unless i get distracted by shiny stuff...

I totally get them protecting themselves, but at the same time it’s hardly likely that anyone would request a single arm from a sprue to try and rip them off.

Anyway, since Vik demands Pictures, I must oblige .

Base coated the runner figure, some washes here and there. The yellow colors will actually become two different colors. One is a basecoat for the gold layers, the other yellow sections (socks) will be darkened towards a leather color. I’m still not sold on the shoes....


As you will notice I decided to go for dark skinned Dark Elves as I’m emulating the 40K Salamanders theme.

Cloak/scales are far from done, tabinking more blue/grey though I’m open to suggestions.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2019/03/06 20:58:12


Post by: Viktor von Domm


dark elves....nice idea...
yellow as a base for gold? does that mean you will go for NMM? really...man all my friends here get better...and me...still not getting the hang out of drybrushing

but at the same time it’s hardly likely that anyone would request a single arm from a sprue to try and rip them off.
yep...that is the most realistic approach!

Anyway, since Vik demands Pictures, I must oblige .
one vik to rule them all


also...that cyclops pattern wall in the backdrop...i know i am a bit out of touch...but how did you do that?


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2019/03/06 21:20:11


Post by: Theophony


 Viktor von Domm wrote:
dark elves....nice idea...
yellow as a base for gold? does that mean you will go for NMM? really...man all my friends here get better...and me...still not getting the hang out of drybrushing

but at the same time it’s hardly likely that anyone would request a single arm from a sprue to try and rip them off.
yep...that is the most realistic approach!

Anyway, since Vik demands Pictures, I must oblige .
one vik to rule them all


also...that cyclops pattern wall in the backdrop...i know i am a bit out of touch...but how did you do that?


cyclops pattern , never heard it called that, I’m guessing autocorrect did something there. As for the stone wall it is actually a plasticard sheet that I used and attached to wooden sticks to make a stylized Japanese wall. I started them on page 34+35, I need to get back and finish more of them for my Bushido board



Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2019/03/06 21:27:37


Post by: Viktor von Domm


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyclopean_masonry

i´ve only recently learned of that term...(via youtube... TWS tabletop workshop...a mostly german tuber...)

after writing my question i went through your gallery and found that exact pic... but with no explanation...so embossed plasticcard....i see... i am currently really interested in theses textuized rolling pins of GS world....they´re all the hype now^^


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2019/03/06 21:36:00


Post by: Theophony


 Viktor von Domm wrote:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyclopean_masonry

i´ve only recently learned of that term...(via youtube... TWS tabletop workshop...a mostly german tuber...)

after writing my question i went through your gallery and found that exact pic... but with no explanation...so embossed plasticcard....i see... i am currently really interested in theses textuized rolling pins of GS world....they´re all the hype now^^


This is what I used, no GS as that’s just more money used in my book.
https://www.miniaturemarket.com/pcgts009.html

And now I am more educated via Viks boredom we are all made better .


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2019/03/06 21:45:41


Post by: Viktor von Domm


HA! usually RED is the one to educate^^

also...i highly doubt that embossed PC is less expensive than rolling pin plus XPS foam...after all the rolling pin stays pinny and the XPS is dirt cheap...^^ (compatibly speaking)


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2019/03/06 21:59:39


Post by: Theophony


 Viktor von Domm wrote:
HA! usually RED is the one to educate^^

also...i highly doubt that embossed PC is less expensive than rolling pin plus XPS foam...after all the rolling pin stays pinny and the XPS is dirt cheap...^^ (compatibly speaking)


never thought of using it with XP’s foam , I always thought it was for use with Greenstuff only, that’s where I saw the price was rolling out a sheet of GS and using it up.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2019/03/06 22:03:50


Post by: Viktor von Domm


these are inteded for GS or sculpy and so on... but the pins get now a new use with foam...and excel...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5N7FFwS2KM&t=361s

one of my current favourite tubers...


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2019/03/08 16:42:28


Post by: Theophony


 Viktor von Domm wrote:
these are inteded for GS or sculpy and so on... but the pins get now a new use with foam...and excel...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5N7FFwS2KM&t=361s

one of my current favourite tubers...


Nice , I’ll have to consider a few of those in the future.

Late night with one of my daughters at the children’s hospital. She’s had a cold and had a reaction to the medicine she was given. Nothing serious, just scary for her and us. She’s back to school today with no gym class, and fourteenth birthday for her and her twin brother on Monday. I slept on the couch so she could sleep next to momma....I got to sleep with the cats , poor cats being kept up by my snoring.

I did get home to find my package from GCTstudios had arrived

Reinforcements


Dudiko the female ninja(new figure), not to be confused with Michael Dudikoff the American Ninja movie actor
Hiretsuna, bakemono (Asian goblin) ninja, who I will refer to as hired tuna
These two complete (except for the show exclusive ninja ) the whole ninja line for me for Bushido

Also got Kimiko Hoshi, Minimoto Clan shujenga who is new and completes my Minimoto Clan collection. She is an ice witch and should help out with getting shot a lot.

Need to assemble and get them all painted up, so right to the top of the que for them.
Assembled.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2019/03/08 20:31:26


Post by: Camkierhi


I love your blog.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2019/03/08 21:20:24


Post by: Viktor von Domm


hired tuna tag- teaming dudikoff....LOL...

as for sleeping on the couch...it´s nothing to sneeze at...after some time into marriage...of course the causes for the sleeping movement are always not nice...

i hope you all can celebrate later on with full force!


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2019/03/09 23:31:34


Post by: Theophony


Camkierhi wrote:I love your blog.


Is it because it’s an incoherent mess, or because my life makes yours seam better. A simple yes answers both

Viktor von Domm wrote:hired tuna tag- teaming dudikoff....LOL...

as for sleeping on the couch...it´s nothing to sneeze at...after some time into marriage...of course the causes for the sleeping movement are always not nice...

i hope you all can celebrate later on with full force!

Me sleeping on the couch was only so my daughter could sleep with momma since she didn’t feel good, but there’s plesnty it times that the couch beckons me for other reasons .

Celebrations are/have happened. Cake, ice cream, pizza, churros, root beer and soda have been consumed and friends have spent the night and gone. The Xbox was on the verge of a meltdown with teenage boys playing Fortnite for so long with no break.

Meanwhile I did a bit more on The ice field that Kimiko Hoshi gets to set up after all other terrain is deployed but before models set up. It counts as clear(visibility)-Difficult(movement) terrain. What’s fun is it specifically says for enemy models....so I’m pretty sure that means my guys can move through it with reckless abandon .

Nothing super fancy. Piece of VCT tile cut to the size of the card covered in Agrellan Earth, painter with astronomican grey with a glaze of Guilin an blue then drybrushed with chronus blue and Praxeti white.

Dudiko’s wavy ribbons keep falling off, they may make the model look nice, but they will forever be damned when it comes to moving the model.


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2019/03/10 01:09:46


Post by: youwashock


Custom templates. Cooool...


Theo's getting back into GW specialist games pg 44 @ 2019/03/10 04:49:37


Post by: Theophony


 youwashock wrote:
Custom templates. Cooool...

Thanks Youashock, I don’t like the idea of laying down cards as terrain, probably because I’ve lost cards years ago playing magic and L5R by placing my card on my opponents stuff.

Kimiko Hoshi almost done.

I think I’ll add some red to her armored part of her belt. Also a little work on the base, but she works intonations the group just fine.

Also started on a few scatter stones made from vase filler material. Pics tomorrow on that.