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NC

I've been reading through all the blogs and I really like that you can see the progression of skill and the history of the projects that people have been working on.

I have a ton of things that I want to do and I'm only working on a few of them currently.

I'm repainting my Orc & Goblin army for Fantasy. I'm also working on some Lizardmen for a friend.
I'm working on a few objectives for the goblins and I have some terrain type things floating around in my head.
Once I get on a good painting schedule and build up some skills, I want to repaint my entire Tyranid army. I think that is a while off though.

I'll probably come back and make an actual list of project ideas as things come to me. Started a project list below

The blog's magic is working already! I'm feeling compelled to take a few pics of what I'm working on now so I can get them up here and then start painting!!

Homework first though.

Anyway, I'm Rai (pronounced ray) it's nice to meet everyone. I'd better get to work!

Project List - My main goal is to improve my painting and modeling skills. I hope to do so by steadily working on these projects.

Orcs and Goblins army - in progress
Ogre Kingdoms army
Lizardmen for a buddy - in progress
Relic Knights - in progress
Cult Mechanicus
Super Dungeon Explore base set
Tyranid army
Imperial Knights army 5 Knights! I'm so excited!
Harlequin Army - in progress
Khador battle box COMPLETE!
Space Marine army built via Kill Teams
random display pieces for FLGS - in progress
random terrain pieces for FLGS - in progress
random terrain pieces, objective markers, and conversions - in progress

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This is what I've got going on right now. A bunch of goblins soaking away.

And my first attempt at making an objective marker for the goblins. It needs a few more details and then some varnish and it will be done!
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soaking goblins

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mushroom objective


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NC

I've got a campaign game coming up soon. It's 1500pts and I'm playing the orcs and goblins. I got the second black orc standard bearer built and primed. I need to build unit champions for them as well. I'll probably do that as well as slap some paint around tomorrow. Hopefully I'll have something worthy of pics.

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So I've worked out what I need to do to get my 1500pt list ready for battle. I've got a decent bit of work ahead of me.

My general is a character of my own but he will be using the Skarsnik and Gobbla model and rules. This will be the first month he will actually get to use those rules until now he's just been a Night Goblin Warboss.

Skarsnik and Gobbla - build and paint

Goblin big boss on gigantic spider - assemble and finish the base

Night goblin boss w great weapon - build and paint

Night goblin and shaman - finish painting

Spider riders unit - finish painting

Night goblin units 1 & 2 - finish painting

Black orcs units 1 & 2 - finish painting

I also need to get all the basing sorted out as well. The story so far is that the night goblins found lots of gold in these caves and are obsessed with protecting it. They will have what looks like piles of gold on their bases. I don't know about the orcs and regular goblins. I have some yellow craft sand that I may use on the other bases to represent gold dust. I don't have any experience with making scenic bases so I want to keep it simple.

I'll be making custom movement trays for the final 2000pt army. I don't have to worry about that until January.

I'm going to get to work and post some pics of my progress later!

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NC

I got Skarsnik and Gobbla built and primed. I don't know when I will start painting them up.

I worked on a few Black Orcs and got my goblin big boss. I've got some pics. Sorry they're terrible. I'll figure how to take better ones asap.

C&C welcomed.

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Black orcs with pretty much just primer on them

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Black orcs will first round of color on them

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Black orcs w more color on them

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Goblin big boss assembled and ready for touch ups


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That is a very bright green giant spider.

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NC

It is quite green! I had this type of spider in mind when I was painting my unit.
I named the one the goblin is riding Grelynx after the inspiration spider.
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green lynx spider


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NC

I didn't get any painting time in yesterday due to school work and spending some quality time with the wife. I don't know if I'll get to the brushes today either. I've got more school work to do with parts of my assignment due tonight. I also have to work for a few hours at my FLGS.
I suppose if I stopped meandering around Dakka I could possibly get to all the things on my to do list...
Possibly. I don't think I'll find out today though!

I hope everyone is having a great day!

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That thing doesn't even look like a spider! It gives me that 'oooh creepy, and possibly poisonous, best to stay away' vibe rather than the normal spider vibe. Plus horrifying spike legs

So far I have just briefly scrolled through for the pictures, lucky me finding this one on the first page Usually I have to trawl through dozens of pages to catch up!

I also like the blog name-- fun D&D item, that.

As to the latest update, work at a game store huh? Seems interesting.

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Grimdork - A friend of mine showed me that spider pic when I was talking about painting my spiders green. I was originally thinking of going with a darker green but, after getting over the horror of seeing that spider , I decided to go with the bright green.

Yep, I work in a game store. It's pretty fun and helps keep me supplied with plastic and cardboard crack. I actually owned a game store for about 8 years. I ended up having to close up due to some health issues. It's much less stressful going in for a couple hours a week and not having all the responsibilities of running a business.

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Illinois

Yeah I can imagine on the stress aspect... Seems like a difficult kind of store to keep profitable.

 
   
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NC

I did a large amount of organized play with something scheduled to happen every day. It was a LOT of work.

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A back spasm that is defying muscle relaxers is keeping me from my painting table. :(
I hope to be back at it in the next day or so.

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Va

Huzzah! More Orcs! Looking forward to seeing your progress.


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Illinois

Feel better!

 
   
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NC

My back is feeling a bit better. Now I just have to finish all the school work that I have procrastinated on and that happens to be due tonight and then I can get back to my painting table.

I am super behind on the painting that I have for my campaign this month. With any luck, I can get caught up this week. It will take a bit of discipline on my part. Though now that I have said on here that I will get caught up, perhaps I will push myself a little harder. Go blog being good for stuff!

Anyway, homework now.

Thanks for the well wishes Grimdork. I hope you've had a good weekend!

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I have two campaign battles to get in this month. I'm still working on getting my 1500pt force battle ready.

All of the units need some work. I still have to do about 99% of the bases. Thank goodness I'm not doing anything too complicated there.

The pile of bits is the Skarsnik and Gobbla model. That is probably what I will work on next just so I can get everything on the board if I need to do that before I'm done painting.

With the exception of the goblin big boss on spider (aka Zixit Swiftstix and Grelynx) and Skarsnik (aka Izzig da Aurum and Hiiburp), my goblin hero models are very underwhelming. I don't have very much experience with conversions. And by not very much, I mean zero. I have a gazilling OnG bitz so I may try to do something simple.

I used one of the banners for the black orcs that requires some type of free hand work to not look too strange. What was I thinking??? I will need to find some VERY simple design. Any ideas?

What type of cameras do people use to take pics of their minis? I just have my camera and as you can see, my pics aren't that great.
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entire 1500pt army

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night goblins w short bows

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black orcs with dreaded green banner

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black orcs w blue accents

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spider riders

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night goblin horde with spears and shields

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army lords and heroes


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I found an interesting video where a guy was converting skull pass night goblins into hobgoblins. It has given me at least a guideline to use to try and see if I can come up with some more interesting looking characters for the army.

My boss at the game store asked me if I would paint up some of the terrain he picked up for the shop. Of course I said I would. The first piece I'll be working on for the shop will be the deathknell watch. I'll put some pics of it up once I've started working on it.

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Oooh sweet, is that the one with the crazy tower or was it more of... you know what it's called google isn't it? Ahh, yeah that one is pretty cool. I think I prefer witchfate tor, but DKW is still pretty cool.

Good luck on your conversions

 
   
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He may have the other terrain piece as well there were a bunch of boxes and I just grabbed one. I know there were a few of the DKW so I'll get to do a couple of different versions of it. I'm kinda excited about that actually.

I am hecka nervous about these conversions. I don't know why. I have a metric crap ton of skull pass gobbos. I could probably hack 50 of them into pieces and not miss any of them. I may just cut one all up just to move past this block I've got in my head.

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Yeah maybe do that. It's not really hard, and gets to be fun pretty quick.

 
   
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So I cut a model up like I mentioned I might do just to get over the nerves of it all.

The cutting up of the model didn't go so badly so I decided to see if I could make a conversion out of those pieces.

Since I cut him in half, I attempted to lengthen the torso because I want the characters to be taller than the regular rank and file guys.

Green stuff and I... well... we have not established a working relationship yet. What a cluster f*&% that was! I do not know how people actually MAKE things out of green stuff. I could barely make a little ball!

I know, just like with everything, it will take time and practice. I'm not sure where this is going to fall on my list of priorities as of yet.

So anyway, I fought with the green stuff and lengthened the torso and then I gave it a bigger hood, again hoping to make it stand out. I also cut off a spear tip and added an axe head to make it look like a great weapon.

I didn't want to give him a shield arm but the torso looks so awkward that I needed to block it from view some how. I put a little bag on his back in another attempt to cover the odd torso. Maybe with some paint it won't look so funny.

We shall see. Anyway. Pics.
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chopped up night goblin

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Front view with longer torso and hat

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side view so you can see the ax and shield

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size comparison


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Very cool. I play a lot of fantasy, but have been painting mainly 40k atm. So my vampires have been being neglected haha

Ustrello paints- 30k, 40k multiple armies
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Illinois

Meh it's a goblin, I think you can get away with a lot just for that reason. But it looks fine to me in any case so truck on!

 
   
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NC

Hi Ustrello! Thanks for stopping in. I have both fantasy and 40k as well. I had planned to get back into playing 40k but then I joined in a fantasy campaign and decided that I would repaint my entire OnG army. I have a LOOONG way to go. I made the sad realization that a bunch of my Tyranid army is all busted. I have lots of repairing ahead of me before the bugs hit the table so no 40k for me for a while.

@Grimdork - I feel the same. "meh it's a goblin" I think that's why I'm a bit unhappy because I did a fair amount of work for what seems like nothing. I'm going to get him painted up though and see how he comes out.

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Ahh I could see that.

I spent a lot of time back in the day forming tiny little hats and miniature shields for my snotlings-counting-as-goblins-counting-as-smurfs army

 
   
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The battles have been assigned for the campaign. I will be fighting Vampire Counts and Ogre Kingdoms. This is going to be tough!

The Vampire Counts and I have been hashing it out throughout the campaign. I think we've fought 4 times and I have 2 wins, 1 draw, and 1 loss there.

I've only fought against the Ogre guy once and he absolutely brutalized me. It was awful. I think we played at 500pts. I shudder to think about what kind of nasty things he gets to put on the table at 1500!

There will be all sorts of happening in these battles as well. We are in the middle of chaos induced winter storms so at the beginning of each turn we have to roll for the effect. I believe the effects range from nothing to being snow blind and having limited line of sight and movement to getting struck by flying chunks of ice. Also all of the terrain will be mystical. We will be rolling to see what they are as we encounter them and re-rolling any results of "normal". It's going to be insane!

Model-wise I haven't done much today. My underwhelming characters have really taken the wind out of my sails. I got some primer on the little guy I made and that's about it. I really need to get on the ball, especially now that the games have been assigned!

@Grimdork - Your snotling/goblin/smurfs sound super fun! I cannot imagine making hats for snotlings - they are so tiny!!


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It was really easy though! You just get a wee blob of greenstuff and roll it into a rough cone, then squish it into place on their head. It's a hat so it can be a little lumpy or misshapen no worries. Then the flat hooky bit of the sculpting tool put the iconic crease where the hat bends over towards the front. Little work smoothing it out, done.

Ogres do sound kind of scary to battle using goblins. Even if you get them with a flank charge... that one ogre can put down enough hurt to cancel some of your rank/standard/flank bonusi. Still seems like the way to go, just hope he doesn't have any of those gougers or other nasty things tearing up your flanks

 
   
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I know he has a yheti. That thing was no fun. He did some gut magic that caused a panic test. Goblin leadership is pretty much the worst so... yeah...

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I got some paint on the little guy that I made as well as the skarsnik and gobbla model tonight.

I need to figure out a way to get some better photos up here. I'd like some advice on how to become a better painter but with the pics I have, you can't really see my starting point.

I'm still working on getting paint down in thin coats. I cant consistently get my paint to a workably thin spot.

I feel like I learn things to a certain point then I will go more than a week without painting and all the knowledge falls out of my hands and I have to learn how to hold a brush all over again.

I hope I can get into a good painting schedule, well life schedule really, where I can paint regularly and actually build some skill.

I'm discouraged with my pics so I'm not even going to attempt to post any tonight.

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