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Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Knock-kneed little waif, isn't she?

   
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Longtime Dakkanaut




Wisconsin

Both look good Graven. Really like Doves cloak and base.
   
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Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

Gitsplitta wrote:Knock-kneed little waif, isn't she?

Absolutely lol. I really wanted her to look like a ragged wretch, very early S1 Titans.
Yorkright wrote: Both look good Graven. Really like Doves cloak and base.

Thanks. I'm so chuffed with how the 3D printing frame worked. Also, VJ deck tan is absolutely one of my favourites. There's this guy Angel Giraldez who recommended it, seems to know what he's talking about

And so with Dove done, I started on Hawk.

Getting the right colour depth for the red has proven challenging, but I managed to find my VJ terracotta which really did the trick. Still need to shade in with some purples/blues but then it's the cloth greys which should be much more straightforward.

I started making a Daemonic Cabal for Dredd too.

Need to start arming them up, get digging in the bits box. I have some Warlord survivor bits and I've used a machine pistol from that but I'll need to mix it up a bit. There's no rules for cultists per se, I just like the look of the old metal ones and wanted something similar - plus I had already built my Desaad, and I wanted maximum use out of the sprue

Plotting Xmas. Tempted to ask the wife for Gloomhaven, as it seems very collaborative (and we have had such a good experience with Hellboy), but don't know much about it. Any thoughts much appreciated.
Plodding along,
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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Reading, Berks

Gloomhaven isn't a light play game... I disliked the puzzle like mechanics of combat. There's no dice rolling, you get a deck of cards with actions/numbers on and you play 2 each turn, choosing one combat action and one move action. Randomness comes in through a second deck of cards that add or remove from the scores each of the actions give. Watch some videos on it that show the gameplay as it's not for everyone.

I prefer something more straight forward like WQ or Shadows of Brimstone for a coop or solo game.

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Mostly, on my phone.

endtransmission wrote:Gloomhaven isn't a light play game... I disliked the puzzle like mechanics of combat. There's no dice rolling, you get a deck of cards with actions/numbers on and you play 2 each turn, choosing one combat action and one move action. Randomness comes in through a second deck of cards that add or remove from the scores each of the actions give. Watch some videos on it that show the gameplay as it's not for everyone.

I prefer something more straight forward like WQ or Shadows of Brimstone for a coop or solo game.

This is informative, much obliged buddy. I've never heard of Shadows of Brimstone but at first sight is very up my alley.
...
At second sight, this looks absolutely amazing! yeah, Mythos horror is definitely our favourite so this is a really exciting idea.

On with the DCU! Hawk done.

Cannot get a decent pic but still.


Hawk and Dove together again


And Trigon's mirror

Fitting for model #666

To the devil a daughter


Meanwhile, I've got the cabal built:

Kitbash with some WW2 German bits. Works on so many levels

Foolishly, I have also started my display Wonder Woman. I'm going to *try* her in NMM gold armour. Madness
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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Affton, MO. USA

I love the cultist, I need to assemble myself ne fully. Such a nice kit.

Hawk looks good.

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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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Love the work on Dove.

   
Made in de
Longtime Dakkanaut






Oh man, that is one spooky mirror, my favorite of your latest batch and a very fitting number
   
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Reading, Berks

Brimstone is very much Warhammer Quest with cowboys and cthulhu or Samurai and mythology for the core sets (though they do link up)

If you decide to order either of the western core sets (either is a good starting point) make sure you get the new 2nd edition versions as they have just updated all the models to be much much nicer than the originals as well as tweaking the rules a bit.

   
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Mostly, on my phone.

Theophony wrote:I love the cultist, I need to assemble myself ne fully. Such a nice kit.

Hawk looks good.

Cheers man. Yeah I'm very impressed by the cultist kit and I might use some leftovers with more German bits to mix and match the other way around.
Gitsplitta wrote:Love the work on Dove.

Aw cheers mate
Viterbi wrote:Oh man, that is one spooky mirror, my favorite of your latest batch and a very fitting number

Lol thanks, I had intended to do something special but this kind of happened by accident.

endtransmission wrote:Brimstone is very much Warhammer Quest with cowboys and cthulhu or Samurai and mythology for the core sets (though they do link up)

If you decide to order either of the western core sets (either is a good starting point) make sure you get the new 2nd edition versions as they have just updated all the models to be much much nicer than the originals as well as tweaking the rules a bit.

Good advice indeed

Threw together some suspect markers for Joker, Exploding Teeth and Poison Fish.


Every little counts. Besides, they've been a pleasant distraction from the big job of the day.

Ignore the shiny. Paint was still wet.

C&C welcome. Still a long way to go. Think the base needs moss. The arm she's standing on is supposed to be part of a statue but I wonder about making it from some sort of giant to give a bit more colour variation.
Thoughts?

Getting on good. Off the big nasty painkillers, which has added bonus of allowing beer (woo!) Kids got a delivery of 3 sets of issue 1 of mortal realms from one of my buddies doing a nerd clearout. Eldest promptly invested in his first set of resin bases. I'm that proud Inheritance came in from my grandmother, all squirreled away but did treat myself to Bane the Bat, large display promo fig. Seems not unreasonable.

Really looking forward to getting more paint on stuff. Aiming to finish DC this week, but we'll see.
Hey ho,
Graven

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 us
Longtime Dakkanaut






WW is looking bee-yootiful.

Shadows of Brimstone has been a great game for my group.
   
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Mostly, on my phone.

youwashock wrote:WW is looking bee-yootiful.

Shadows of Brimstone has been a great game for my group.

Thanks man, hope you like the finished resutlt.
Shadows really does look the part. I like the look of the Japanese version, if anything, more, but it's hard to get at a reasonable price. However, I see that Gloomhaven has an intro set which also looks fun and is half the price. And then, of course, there's Imperial Assault

Anyway, display Wonder Woman finished:



Not a fantastic pic, I'll need to sort that.

Nevertheless, extremely happy with her.

And as a side project, Archie, an obscure joker sidekick.

Painted as in the classical clown Pagliacci (Pal Archie, geddit?). Fun with monochrome.

Donna Troy is probably next. Starfire's resin is really cracked so she's under repair Barda and DeSaad have skin done, and then there's Joker Bikers (all primed). That will leave the unbuilt stuff - Thomas Wayne, Malicia and Infiltrator Ops for Bane, Display Supes and Red Hood Rebirth (at which point my 2nd ed Red Hood will migrate to the DCU box) - all of which bar supes have monstrous amounts of flash to clean up. That'll leave Dreadball and Nurgle (including kitbashing another Blight King to take me to 15), but of course I may chop and change.

Onwards!
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 us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Awesome job on WW graven.

   
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Longtime Dakkanaut






She looks great. Lovely skin tone and that cape is striking.
   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut




Wisconsin

She looks awesome Graven will just repeat what others have said about the cloak and skin tones, well done! Kudos on the base too. Little guy is creepy just the way the Joker would want him.
   
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Dipping With Wood Stain





Wonder Woman looks great!

   
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Incorporating Wet-Blending





Japan

WW looks great. I found your harsh (dare I say impressionistic) highlights a little jarring at first, but they have grown on me. They seem to do the job quite well at arm's length or thereabouts.

Now showing a couple of Ral Partha ghosts, a winged reaper from RAFM, and some dwarf crossbowmen!


Painting Total as of 10/21/2020: 164 plus two mechs and the Throne of Bone

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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Mostly, on my phone.

Gitsplitta wrote:Awesome job on WW graven.

Cheers buddy.
youwashock wrote:She looks great. Lovely skin tone and that cape is striking.

Thanks amigo. Do love some cape work.
Yorkright wrote: She looks awesome Graven will just repeat what others have said about the cloak and skin tones, well done! Kudos on the base too. Little guy is creepy just the way the Joker would want him.

Hehehe yeah
aku-chan wrote:Wonder Woman looks great!


JoshInJapan wrote:WW looks great. I found your harsh (dare I say impressionistic) highlights a little jarring at first, but they have grown on me. They seem to do the job quite well at arm's length or thereabouts.

Well thanks sir, I appreciate that. I know what you mean, it's not a style I usually go for but i felt I wanted to try something a bit different.

So on zooming in of course I saw many flaws. I have attempted to redress.

Much happier, I think.

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 us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Excellent work on the NMM... you're a braver man than I.

   
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Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

Gitsplitta wrote:Excellent work on the NMM... you're a braver man than I.

Well you're most kind. I'm not sure that it's great NMM but I'm glad I tried.

So who's next? Well, Darkseid's creepy little weirdo sidekick, DeSaad for one thing:

Fun with pinks.

Speaking of which, a more TV-themed Starfire:

Lot of firey hair.

Started on Barda.

All about the capework. Also working on Donna Troy and Harley on a Harley, pics will follow at some point. Am picking up Shadows of Brimstone and Gloomhaven Jaws of the Lion, for festive gaming goodness. Or lockdown, whatever happens next, really.
Good week off. Catching up with an old buddy tomorrow - at a safe distance, of course.
Hey ho,
Graven

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 de
Longtime Dakkanaut






Nice work on Wonder Woman, great display piece!
DeSaad is looking cool, love the subtle OSL.
   
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Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

Viterbi wrote:Nice work on Wonder Woman, great display piece!
DeSaad is looking cool, love the subtle OSL.

Thanks on both counts. He needs a frenemy, right?

Big Barda. She's big.

They really don't get on.

Donna Troy is done which means...

Titans Go!

Rubbish rear view. But really happy with the Wonder Girl / TV theme on her.

Started on my delivery bikers for Joker also.

I am particularly pleased with how the Harley conversion worked.

Got some building done tonight also. Cobbled together another Blightking from odds and ends. Did a couple of mutants with jet packs and big mutant jetbike... which was missing a driver arm and handle so I'll just make a new handle and arm holding a gun instead. Have a couple more mutant gangers planned also. On the subject of mutants, I also put together a mix and match team of mutants for Dreadball. Much fun, and many bits left over Built up my Hobgoblin and Martian teams also, although can't find my Martian helmets which is a bit annoying. Means I only have 3 unbuilt dB teams (shock), but I'll get these ones out of the way first; the irony is I built neither of the teams I'd planned to (colours planned and everything ).

Gloomhaven Jaws of the Lion arrived today, and although it's for Xmas the wife and I are fairly flexible about such things. If we go back into lockdown, that'll keep us "sane".

Graven

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 us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

There are what look like hand prints on her cheeks...

   
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Affton, MO. USA

Sorry for the absence lately. All the ladies are looking great, I like the pink starfire, I guess I have more exposure to that version. Bikers are coming along nicely, and Big Barda does fulfill her reputation .

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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UK

All the DC is looking excellent, these TV scheme Titans especially. I enjoy the shiny/slightly reflective look you've been leaning into lately.

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Cairo, Egypt

Really good job on Dove, a fairly simple costume but looks good.

And Wonder Woman is looking properly divine!

 
   
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Surrey, BC - Canada

Good work inmygravenimage.

Cheers,

CB

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Wisconsin

So much work going on here all the time makes me feel like a slacker. Big Barda is looking killer as do the rest of the figs!
   
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Mostly, on my phone.

Gitsplitta wrote:There are what look like hand prints on her cheeks...

is suspect that would lead to hands being... Removed

Theophony wrote:Sorry for the absence lately. All the ladies are looking great, I like the pink starfire, I guess I have more exposure to that version. Bikers are coming along nicely, and Big Barda does fulfill her reputation .

No bother buddy, and many thanks.

Paradigm wrote:All the DC is looking excellent, these TV scheme Titans especially. I enjoy the shiny/slightly reflective look you've been leaning into lately.

Cheers! I think they should be bright and flashy. It does suit DCUMG (which is what I'll mostly be using them for) as opposed to dark Gotham BMG.

Speaking of which, I have finally got the urge to read DC comics again, so last few days have also included catching up on 6 months of Batman. Always liked James Tynion IV's take on the Bat, and on balance I've found the most recent dozen or so much more satisfying than the previous... 40, I guess?! City of Bane just TOOOOO DAMN LONG.

Kid_Kyoto wrote:Really good job on Dove, a fairly simple costume but looks good.

And Wonder Woman is looking properly divine!

Most kind. Dove is my favourite of the lot.

Captain Brown wrote:Good work inmygravenimage.
Cheers,
CB



Yorkright wrote: So much work going on here all the time makes me feel like a slacker. Big Barda is looking killer as do the rest of the figs!

Like I always say, it's quantity not quality lol

Well now, a weekend of hanging out with the kids. Untitled Goose Game, baking etc - it's not all hamming hereabouts. The older boy has begun his first big hobby project: he's going to make a Mourngul, the great big fw nighthaunt beastie.

This looks a fairly accessible challenge, and a good opportunity to learn some key skills with milliput and green stuff. I'm trying to be patient but it's a lot easier with other people's kids than your own

Initial building. I don't which is cleverer, the beastman skull for the jaw or the Tyranid skull for the back of the body. Then, the idea is have a Z shaped armature that goes _ under the base and the 7 shape be the arms/frame (if that makes sense). For the claws/ribcage we've been looking at harridan components and more skull bits, or just cloaking it in ragged cloth (tomato paste tube). Crucially, for the project, expenditure has to be non-existent: only bits box raiding and basic hobby supplies allowed.

As for me, I've also taken a break from painting for a couple. Instead, I've been building:

Final two display figures, Superman and Bane the Bat.

They're ridiculous, but I rather like them. To give you a sense of scale, Bane is holding scarecrow by the throat. I've also added an extra Deathstroke and Deadshot mask to his base, just to add to the madness.

I also got a bunch of stuff built AND primed, which is always a priority as we move towards colder days.

Infiltrator Ops, Thomas Wayne display, Red Hood and Malicia. Allllll the Bane (and Red Hood because Jason is ace) for all that I complain about City of Bane as a storyline, the models from it are top.

I also got on with a lot of Dreadball stuff.

Hobgoblins! Amazing. They're awful. I love them. And perfect for fantasy gaming too.

Many, many martians, with Mars Attacks extras for coaching staff. Somewhere I have helmets. Somewhere.

And Mutants. These are completely modular, and if you're looking for a huge amount of mutant squiggly bits, highly recommend this set.
For example

A spare right arm was donated to this guy. He's made from all sorts of odds and ends, built up over a heroquest fimir that was caked in enamel paint from 30+ years ago. You can just make out its toes!
And more mutants!

This is second set of raiders for Dredd. The two guys with wings are kitbashed from warlord Nazis, dreadball mutant tails, Frostgrave Cultist heads/arms and old gw wings.

So gearing up for winter and if I run out of stuff, the clever wife has got me the Reaper mini advent calendar that there's a keeper
Graven

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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That's a lot of stuff built!

Looking forward to your take on the Shadows of Brimstone stuff. I was in on the original Kickstarter and while the minis weren't the greatest, they were pretty neat.

   
 
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