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Great work, graven, as always. Your hobby ethic is inspiring. What are those oversized fat models from?

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6 foot underwater

Hmm, green nutty nurgly goodness, just need to watch for the unfolding wings when you shell them...

Well now....how about a good old palanquin? Maybe lifted by plaguebearers instead of nurglings to get the height. Or a floating chariot pulled by slugs. A walking platform on insect legs. A throne of pus carried between 2 of his beasts. Borne aloft on a whirlwind of flies. Riding a giant diseased toad. Precariously, but magically balanced on stilts of bone. Suspended from a hovering bell - or chained beneath some bloat flies. Astride a rotting boat that floats on a sea of pus and slugs.

I like the first cover for Von Klempt, it always feels a bit more eerie to me to have more space around un-bodied heads in jars. Cracking job on him too.

Unmensch shows your confidence in flesh tones now. Great job with the visitor too, really feels like it's stepped out of a Mignola page!

And hey, if weather control decided the sun is gonna shine even fatties want to top up their tan.....




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I like all of Monkeytrolls ideas, and since you have time you better get crack a lacking on all of them . Me I think you need him hanging on a balloon made of stitched together corpses/infected bloaters. Like the movie UP, where balloons lift the house, he could be lifted by the happy balloons .

I also agree on the first dome helmet. But I’d suggest wrapping the lower area with a bit of card or paper and making rivets to hold it in place. Looks like it has an inset area already for it.

You didn’t paint one of the league of fatties like me .

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
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Warboss_Waaazag wrote:Great work, graven, as always. Your hobby ethic is inspiring. What are those oversized fat models from?

Cheers. They are the League of Fattiea for Dredd from Warlord.

monkeytroll wrote:Hmm, green nutty nurgly goodness, just need to watch for the unfolding wings when you shell them...

Well now....how about a good old palanquin? Maybe lifted by plaguebearers instead of nurglings to get the height. Or a floating chariot pulled by slugs. A walking platform on insect legs. A throne of pus carried between 2 of his beasts. Borne aloft on a whirlwind of flies. Riding a giant diseased toad. Precariously, but magically balanced on stilts of bone. Suspended from a hovering bell - or chained beneath some bloat flies. Astride a rotting boat that floats on a sea of pus and slugs.

I like the first cover for Von Klempt, it always feels a bit more eerie to me to have more space around un-bodied heads in jars. Cracking job on him too.

Unmensch shows your confidence in flesh tones now. Great job with the visitor too, really feels like it's stepped out of a Mignola page!

And hey, if weather control decided the sun is gonna shine even fatties want to top up their tan.....


I knew I could count on your diseased brain to come up with a flurry of nurglicious ideas and you've given me an idea which uses odds and ends I have had lying aroud for ages: a giant bell, suspended from a massive crook in that right arm (which will need reposed, but that's fine).
I enjoyed Unmensch and I feel slightly happier about batch painting my army of SS now lol. Very happy with the Visitor, looking forward to taking him, Roger and Lobster Johnson out for a spin.

Theophony wrote:I like all of Monkeytrolls ideas, and since you have time you better get crack a lacking on all of them . Me I think you need him hanging on a balloon made of stitched together corpses/infected bloaters. Like the movie UP, where balloons lift the house, he could be lifted by the happy balloons .

I also agree on the first dome helmet. But I’d suggest wrapping the lower area with a bit of card or paper and making rivets to hold it in place. Looks like it has an inset area already for it.

You didn’t paint one of the league of fatties like me .

That ideas is both excellent and gross. I'm certainly tempted and may play about with the bell inverted to test the theory. Good idea about the rivet strip.

And here is the beginning of the idea of the honking great bell

Tiny Mr Doomsday cometh!

In the spirit of experimention, I'd read somewhere about using pink as a base for rich yellow. So this is just pink, lamenter wash, Cassandra wash, and highlights:

This is yet another Hellboy fig, his cousin, the demon Ualac (he that is in the Box Full of Evil, no less). I suspect that it will work better with contrast paints but the principle is still interesting for firey yellows. I may use it for Dumbledore's base.

Started our new Dreadball League with the kids today. Here's a fluffy match report, if you care about such things:
Spoiler:

WEL-COOOOOOME one and all to the first of the new Season of New Unlimited Dreadball Lockdown League - that's NUDLL (not to be confused with Nude-L), and this season we have the Bloodtyde Buccaneers, Big Bad Beetles and Cybertronian Cogs facing off against one another.

And... those freaky fish are cheating before start, trying to sneak an extra player on the pitch. Well, the Z'zor captain won't stand for that, there's an almighty punch up - and there's not even a ball on the neo yet! He takes out a sneaky fish, and OH MY they didn't like that at all! The bots decided to get in on the action, they're so keen on the fight their whole end is wide open! And a sucker punch from the Sphyr captain gets a huge cheer from the fans! Well the Z'zor aren't going to stand for that, they've grabbed the ball, right over the bots and smack straight into the open goal for fully 3 points! Well, the Cogs roll out, right through to the scoring post and OHHHHHH that's a miss! The Cog coach didn't like that, he's calling for a time out - what does he think this is?!

Aaaaaand the Z'zor jacks wow the fans with a stunning triple dash only to miss a daring strike on the Sphyr, so they go full force into feeding frenzy on the bugs, leaving a wide-open gap (or at least enough for the cogs to crush the strays) and Auto-4 scores for the bonus!

Crazy celebration lead to oil on the bug end and the players go flying. Auto-1 tries to take down the sphyr captain. Auto 5 again is back to foul, and stomps on the bugs' Captain's head. Well that's got the Sphyrs' fins out of whack, they release defensive scent - but auto 4 scores again! The Sphyr are getting over excited by the rain and drop the ball. Star bug storms on to thunderous applause from the fans, grabs the ball, dashes to the C zone... and trips. A5 transforms, grabs the ball and shoots for 1 pt to win!

A great game all round. Only feel slightly guilty for beating the kids it was actually a very close game and I got VERY lucky with the rush counters. Still think Metabots should transform on 3+ but still. More importantly, the kids had a great time and really enjoyed their new teams onto Game 2!

Not much done otherwise. Work was worky and the wife continues to purge the heresy from her parents' house. Maybe tomorrow other stuff.

Hey ho
Graven

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LOL! Von Klempt is awesome!

   
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Stop it , your making dreadball look good. I mean I’m safe till Mantic adjusts their $-£ ratio, or lets us order in £s again, but I don’t want to start looking for used models or bargains right now.

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

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6 foot underwater

Can't go wrong with a whacking great bell.

Look forward to seeing how the league progresses.

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Hey, I've been watching your Hellboy stuff for a while and think you're knocking them out of the park. I like the Von Klempt on the previous page, my preference is for the taller jar cover. Really good work on the busts too. The Monkey* with a Gun is low-key the best Hellboy villain ever.

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Gitsplitta wrote:LOL! Von Klempt is awesome!

Why thank you!

Theophony wrote:Stop it , your making dreadball look good. I mean I’m safe till Mantic adjusts their $-£ ratio, or lets us order in £s again, but I don’t want to start looking for used models or bargains right now.

Aw man do it. It's the best, it really is. And 2nd ed is a bargain on Amazon UK right now, imagine it'll be similar in the US?

monkeytroll wrote:Can't go wrong with a whacking great bell.

Look forward to seeing how the league progresses.

Well, as you asked nicely, see spoiler below
Don Qui Hotep wrote:Hey, I've been watching your Hellboy stuff for a while and think you're knocking them out of the park. I like the Von Klempt on the previous page, my preference is for the taller jar cover. Really good work on the busts too. The Monkey* with a Gun is low-key the best Hellboy villain ever.

Yes, ape indeed thanks so much mate, really appreciate it. Hope you like what is coming up right now!

Meanwhile...

Early days. I have ordered milliput, which I rarely use, as that will build up much of the tree/gallows. I lack fantasy bits to corpsify it but I'll figure something.

Anyway, some painting

Ilsa Haupstein, supreme nasty nazi madam.

I hate highlighting black.

Speaking of which...

Karl Ruprecht Kroenen. I've tried to capture an iconic comic frame with the bloody knife.

Fun detailing work. Hmmmmmmmm. Going to really enjoy doing that on 25 grunts. Still, I'll have a viable 28mm skirmish force at the end of it as well.

Very happy with his trenchcoat.

Had another great game of dB with the boys, having tracked down a first ed ultimate mat.

Spoiler:

Well folks here we are at the classic G1 Metroplex Stadium!
Let's see what we've got in store here on the home planet of the Cybertronian Cogs. Fans are certainly pleased to see Auto-2 in the starting lineup tonight, he gets the cheers... and trips! Guess we know why he was benched last game. Auto-4, star player of the season opener comes out to cheers, and BOOOOM gets hit by an overexcited streaker. Visiting matsudon coaches - guess they're here for the sushi - complain and manage to get the game restarted! The Sphyr castle up with the ball, much to the anger of the Z'zor, who set up for the kill...

Well Elmer, the fans here are the Ultimate! Their cheers for the home team bring out the best in auto 6... he scores! And the newly launched ball goes straight to the Cog keeper and they love it as he punts it up the field and towards the Sphyr, only for a Z'zor striker to nip in but oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooh that's terrible luck! The tower's out, the scoreboard is haywire, and the Sphyr steal the bounce and go for the long pass to their captain deep in the Cog zone, slams the Z'zor striker into onto bench shattering the 2nd ball as the captain SCOOORES with the first. And it looks the bots are going crazy, that's, Dodds, is that a rogue med bot trying to help out the Z'zor? Think it's circuits are fried, keeps bouncing off the walls! But the crowd don't like that folks, so the Z'zor captain charges, grabs the ball, dashes - the roar of the crowd shakes the roof and makes a light drop to the floor! - I can't look! HE SCORES!
Auto 1 didn't like that, runs for the ball, grabs it charges up but auto-5 fails the catch.

Rush 4 and the home team are first AGAIN. Very suspicious. They go after the ball, but just can't get the pass! Captain charges captain, injured squid! Distracted, they lose the ball!
The Sphyr don't even notice ANOTHER bug shoving them out the way and the CAPTAIN SCORES!
Not to be outdone, the Sphyr grab the other Ball and score!
Into the 5th and the Sphyr press the advantage, their MVP charging across the slam a Z striker, their own striker goes for the winning strike and HEY LOOK AT THAT CHEERLEADER!
Is that even legal? I don't know folks but they've snuck a crushing slam on the other shark striker!
Auto 2 takes the triple dash to grab the ball, dodging and scoring 2! Redemption!
Not to be outdone, the zz cap snatches the other Ball and scores again. New rush, and no time to rest, the bug plucks the new ball out the air and passes to a waiting Jack - turns out he wasn't sleeping, he was playing dead - who scores for the win!

Great game, very close, very tense. Really happy to have the old dbu mat for variety. I maintain that using the event deck gives the story that makes Dreadball all the more special

Got my industrial stairwell and ladders built

Shiny kits from Uncertain Scenery, very tasty.

And finished off my boards:

Rolling Megway

Regular layouts


And flipside

Maybe need to do something with the black board. Not sure yet.

Very happy with how this has turned out. The kids helped with the weathering. Favourite bit was the 4 year old demand I NEED MORE BLOOD! BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GOD!

Raise em right
Graven

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Nazi are looking as good as any goosestepper can . Black is a real pita to deal with, but you handled it well.

Saw your Facebook post today with the kids making more roads .

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
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There was a lot of catching up The experiment with Yellow over Pink is very interesting, may try that on some flames in the near future. And nice seeing you and your kids enjoying gaming together
Kroenen looks great and I feel you on highlighting black. If I have to do it, I mostly cheat my way out with a grey drybrush
   
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Theophony wrote:Nazi are looking as good as any goosestepper can . Black is a real pita to deal with, but you handled it well.

Saw your Facebook post today with the kids making more roads .

Cheers buddy. Yeah, enlisting them as slaves is always wise lol.
Viterbi wrote:There was a lot of catching up The experiment with Yellow over Pink is very interesting, may try that on some flames in the near future. And nice seeing you and your kids enjoying gaming together
Kroenen looks great and I feel you on highlighting black. If I have to do it, I mostly cheat my way out with a grey drybrush


I admit that's how I'm tackling the Nazis hordes lol.

Supply drop Central here today. Ordered from Caliver Books Thursday morning:

If you're in the UK, highly recommended. Nothing flashy, plain text website, but great value and service.

Kids also got a gw drop:

Productive afternoon, between that and some sabacc.

The next project for me is the Conqueror Worm expansion. Kroenen and Ilsa Haupstein acted as the test.
That's 30 Nazis needing done.
I wouldn't normally be thrilled at the prospect of batch painting mono pose figs but it's the nature of the beast, as it were. As for the Worm itself...

Emerging from its blazing cocoon.

Turned out better than I'd dared hope, tbh.

And scale shot. It's a big un.

Not quite sure how to paint the different Nazi troops. Anyone historically minded care to chip in?

On the subject of worms...

St Leonard's Wyrm, a KS extra for Hellboy

Also made a Blob shop for Dredd.

It's just a dye tub I stuck a medge grill on because it amused me.
This will be a shop or an advertising sign or something. Blobbing was a craze in the big meg many years ago to hide illegal activities.

Pushing on with a few things, Arkham Scarecrow, judges for Dredd. Need to get Harley Quinn from Back to Gotham done so we can play through the rest of the intro game, but I'd like to get the Nazis done by my younger lad's birthday Friday, so I can surprise him with the fully painted expansion to play over his birthday weekend.

Nothing like aiming high, eh?
Best
Graven

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Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.

 
   
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 inmygravenimage wrote:
Don Qui Hotep wrote:Hey, I've been watching your Hellboy stuff for a while and think you're knocking them out of the park. I like the Von Klempt on the previous page, my preference is for the taller jar cover. Really good work on the busts too. The Monkey* with a Gun is low-key the best Hellboy villain ever.

Yes, ape indeed thanks so much mate, really appreciate it. Hope you like what is coming up right now!




The Conqueror Worm looks ace! I really like the yellow and black designs on the shell, they look very naturalistic. Remind me of tropical caterpillars.

I really like the sculpting you've done on the bell - the sign of Nurgle and fly are both appropriately gribbly. Excited to see them painted up!

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Affton, MO. USA

That work is great. Love the colors.

You are making Hellboy hard to resist, that st. Leonard wym is awesome, glad all the really great pieces were KS exclusives, saves me money.

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
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Hey, Big Worm. It turned out really well.
   
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6 foot underwater

Nice drop, should keep kids big and small amused

Worm turned out nice, also looks like a prime candidate for some nurglification...hmmm

Love the blob shop, it amuses me too You should definitely find some jump-suited goons for some easy headcswaps...


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Ooh, Hellboy stuff looks nice. Also, it was cool to see the old DBU mat. Are you using the v2 rules? I tried it once, but the new rules and the old map don't synch up quite well enough for my old guy brain.

Now showing dwarf berzerkers from Mantic


Painting Total as of 7/7/2020: 112 plus two mechs

Painting total as of 12/24/2019: 138 plus a wooden bridge and gnoll encampment and 36 pieces of Mantic scatter terrain and three fly holes and three farm buildings and a fire pit and two hills.


 
   
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Bug is awesome graven! Pat yourself on the back!

   
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Don Qui Hotep wrote:

The Conqueror Worm looks ace! I really like the yellow and black designs on the shell, they look very naturalistic. Remind me of tropical caterpillars.

I really like the sculpting you've done on the bell - the sign of Nurgle and fly are both appropriately gribbly. Excited to see them painted up!

I tried to go for some thing quite conventionally caterpillar after reading Mignola's original design notes, actually, so glad you approve! Lots more work to do on the Doombell, just waiting on milliput.

Theophony wrote:That work is great. Love the colors.

You are making Hellboy hard to resist, that st. Leonard wym is awesome, glad all the really great pieces were KS exclusives, saves me money.

Oh, but the game is so very good... Do iiiiit...

youwashock wrote:Hey, Big Worm. It turned out really well.


monkeytroll wrote:Nice drop, should keep kids big and small amused
Worm turned out nice, also looks like a prime candidate for some nurglification...hmmm
Love the blob shop, it amuses me too You should definitely find some jump-suited goons for some easy headcswaps...

You know on the subject of head swaps actually maybe I'll do that to the Nazis. Hmm...
Apparently , according to the gal in charge of resin casting at Mantic, they hide Conqueror Worms all around Mantic HQ, and if you find one, you keep it.
Apparently...

JoshInJapan wrote:Ooh, Hellboy stuff looks nice. Also, it was cool to see the old DBU mat. Are you using the v2 rules? I tried it once, but the new rules and the old map don't synch up quite well enough for my old guy brain.

That's the first time we've tried it, and yeah, DB2. It worked well! My kids kept me right.

Gitsplitta wrote:Bug is awesome graven! Pat yourself on the back!

Cheers buddy, and thanks for the Oni tips.
I'm trying to find an interesting, spear- wielding Oni, akuma or yokai type figure to be the Lightning demon. There's a generic oni in Hellboy which is pretty much the Thunder demon, so now I'm trying to find something to work as his brother. Struggling to find something armoured or skinny enough though.

Had a great game of AoS Sunday with the eldest, our first full 1000pt battle.

He really enjoyed it, even after losing his general very quickly to Putrid Blightkings.

He started playing much more aggressively after that ("I was trying to play the long game, that was where I went wrong") and he managed to pull it back, beating me fair and square. Good times.

Today we played some Hellboy

We had Giant problems. Short, Medium, random scenario. As usual bloody IMPS were the biggest problem we faced. Again. It was really interesting playing a Short scenario, we only had a couple of turns before the Confrontation (endgame), full game in under half an hour.

Because clearly I'm a masochist, I have decided that my Hellboy Nazis need head swaps. I remembered I used some weird war 2 heads in my militia, so those have been removed and new heads found for them (spare KM SWAT heads) which tbh are more in keeping with my soldiers of fortune look anyway.

This gave me 4 extra gas mask heads, 3 of which went on to greatcoated riflemen so they look more like the submachine gunners, and one onto an officer so they have a leader.

This led to more head swaps, GS work - some hair, helms, hats etc. Much happier, but it's keeping me ... Busy, certainly. I'm using khaki shaded with Luftwaffe green, highlighted with tan, for the shirts, intermediate blue for the great coats, heavy dark green for the trousers again shaded Luftwaffe. The officer at the front is the test here. Not strictly historically accurate, but looks the part.

I have not finished painting a model today. This is very odd.

Maybe tomorrow?!
Graven


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Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.

 
   
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6 foot underwater

Headswaps worked, breaks up the horde of identical minis - I know it's not strictly a horde in this case, but....

Don't think anyone is too bothered about strict historical accuracy when we're in the Mignolaverse

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More headswaps than at a Maori tribal meeting , totally inappropriate, but it’s what my tired brain had.

Here I thought the only way for you not to paint a model each day was for your pile of shame to wear out.

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
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monkeytroll wrote:Headswaps worked, breaks up the horde of identical minis - I know it's not strictly a horde in this case, but....

Don't think anyone is too bothered about strict historical accuracy when we're in the Mignolaverse

Well, painting a swarm then lol. They're coming along. Tediously...


Theophony wrote:More headswaps than at a Maori tribal meeting , totally inappropriate, but it’s what my tired brain had.

Here I thought the only way for you not to paint a model each day was for your pile of shame to wear out.

It is running low, but there's still stuff a plenty.

A wee update.
Spoiler:

Very low today, just trying to stay on an even keel. Hard to motivate even to paint. Still slogging along.


Started play testing a mate's new supers Game, Super Slugfest, a generic comic battler that allows your own or any comic characters to battle it out. Kids designed characters and built them from Lego to test it.

It's pretty fun, we spotted a few kinks and niggles. We'll get v1.1 in a couple of days and start over.

I did manage to finish model 400:

My converted Arkham Scarecrow

Started the conversion at the start of Lockdown, so seems a fitting milestone. Turned out quite nice, I think.

Dredd stuff and Nazis galore on the desk. We'll see what's ahead.

Hey ho
Graven

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Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.

 
   
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6 foot underwater

Scarecrow is excellent, like that a lot.

Hang on in there - plenty of up and down to be expected anyway, let alone in current circumstances. I've barely touched a brush in a week myself, and haven't focused on anything build-wise -slow progress on many and lots of new starts.



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heretical ramblings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/302773.page
imperial preachings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/303365.page
Da Waaagh-ky Races : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/325045.page
Briancj: You have the Mek Taint, MT, and the only thing we can do is watch in horror/amazement.

 
   
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Affton, MO. USA

Any game with Lego is a great game to start.

Scarecrow is great

Hang in there buddy. The long road is still ahead, but when the kids are fully grown they’ll all look back on the fun you guys are having right now.

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
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400. Scary.

Hold tight, man.
   
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Lafayette, CO, USA

 inmygravenimage wrote:


Because clearly I'm a masochist, I have decided that my Hellboy Nazis need head swaps.




400 is an incredible number.

   
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Mostly, on my phone.

monkeytroll wrote:Scarecrow is excellent, like that a lot.

Hang on in there - plenty of up and down to be expected anyway, let alone in current circumstances. I've barely touched a brush in a week myself, and haven't focused on anything build-wise -slow progress on many and lots of new starts.

Thanks old son.

Theophony wrote:Any game with Lego is a great game to start.

Scarecrow is great

Hang in there buddy. The long road is still ahead, but when the kids are fully grown they’ll all look back on the fun you guys are having right now.

Certainly has the potential to be something special. Cracking wee game.

youwashock wrote:400. Scary.

Hold tight, man.

Cheers buddy.

DJJazzyJeff wrote:
 inmygravenimage wrote:


Because clearly I'm a masochist, I have decided that my Hellboy Nazis need head swaps.




400 is an incredible number.


Frankly, I'm as astonished as you.


So I discovered that one of my old gaming buddies died unexpectedly from Covid the other day. A real shock, he was one of those brave souls who'd jacked in the real world to set up his own mini company, just starting to get off the ground. Very sad, we shared a love of oldhammer 40k and whiskey. The livestream cremation was yesterday, that's a strange sign of our times indeed.

As well as making me contact some old nerd-buddies that I hadn't spoken to in far, far too long, this motivated me to knuckle down and paint. Maybe just to stop feeling sorry for myself, I don't know.

So Nazis done.

The front model in each group is unmodified. My favourite, I think, is the rifleman at the back left in the little side cap.

(he's middle row, second left in this pic)

That just leaves one fig unpainted... Biggest of big reds!

I seem to have lost the ability to take photos

That's ALL the Hellboy done! Phew! Well, till I get spectral Johan and The Krampus that's not till Father's Day anyway though

Did a test scheme for another DB team on a cheerleader:

Skin looks better in RL


Today's tasks are finish of Anderson & the Cadet, both standing and mounted. Then, onto Harley (BTG display version) and... then back to Nurgle maybe? Try and do the DP for the dakka painting challenge? Mebbe.
Lockdown total so far: 291. Not shabby.

Hey ho,
Graven.

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Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.

 
   
Made in gb
Fixture of Dakka





6 foot underwater

Well that was a sprint finish. Cracking job on finishing all the Hellboy (again?)


cyborks & flyboyz : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/300067.page
heretical ramblings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/302773.page
imperial preachings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/303365.page
Da Waaagh-ky Races : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/325045.page
Briancj: You have the Mek Taint, MT, and the only thing we can do is watch in horror/amazement.

 
   
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Madison, WI

400 graven... wow. Just wow. So impressive!

   
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Affton, MO. USA

Sorry to hear about your friend passing away, always hard to lose a good friend.

Never thought I’d say “Nice looking Nazi”

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
 
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