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New Delhi, India

Black lines with a fine point marker?

 
   
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Excellent work as usual.
   
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Combat Jumping Ragik






Beyond the Beltway

Wow, it's been a while since I posted here. Holiday distractions and all.

Nice work on all. Amusing that you mention Erol Otus. That Shoggoth reminds me of the Shoggoth illo in the old 1st edition Dieties and Demi-gods. The first print, before TSR removed the Cthulu mythos section. For some odd reason, I was recently looking through my copy.

The other tip for female faces is to use warm colors for highlights and shading.


 
   
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Australia

I like the female Warriors very cool to see. I really like the lacquered armour colours.

You always have such a cool diversity of models. What's next in the queue?

See My Crazy Army plan here: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/521618.page#5517409
See the Fluff of my Crazy Army plan here: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/537440.page

2000 Point Armies
[40k] Murdochs 5th Armoured Detachment, 34/87th Tullarium Armour; Taskforce of the Garrsak Clan Company; Grimskragas Razorfangs, Guiding Light of Yarn Le'ath; Hive Fleet Acidica; XII Ambush Cell, Loyalists of the Twin Primarchs;

[Warhammer] The Obsidian Knightly Order; The Wondrous Caravan of the Traveller and his Maneaters; Bronze Host of Ka-Sabar; Dragonriders of Caledor; Vain Quest for the Grail, 11th Crusade of Araby; The Throng of Kark Veng; 
   
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Kid_Kyoto wrote:Black lines with a fine point marker?


That seems like it would be more hassle than the results would be worth. Maybe I'll try something with a fine brush.

bbb wrote:Excellent work as usual.


Thanks kindly.

Red Harvest wrote:Wow, it's been a while since I posted here. Holiday distractions and all.

Nice work on all. Amusing that you mention Erol Otus. That Shoggoth reminds me of the Shoggoth illo in the old 1st edition Dieties and Demi-gods. The first print, before TSR removed the Cthulu mythos section. For some odd reason, I was recently looking through my copy.

The other tip for female faces is to use warm colors for highlights and shading.


My first introduction to HPL was the old Dieties and Demi-gods. I still regret getting rid of all my old D&D books when I came over here.

Archer wrote:I like the female Warriors very cool to see. I really like the lacquered armour colours.

You always have such a cool diversity of models. What's next in the queue?


Thanks. I have a couple more of these to finish, then it's back to Mythos Horror. I'm planning to paint up Great Cthulhu from Bones 1 for January. Then maybe some Deadzone and/or Dreadball for a change of pace.


My latest entry in A Tale of Several Gamers. Check our progress!
Now showing rats and barbarians for Frostgrave! Vote for what I should work on next!

Painting total as of 4/3/2018: 70 plus three sets of Osgiliath ruins and Great Cthulhu.
Painting total for 2017: 267 plus two SF buildings and two specimen tanks and two Treemen and two chariots and lots of Frostgrave ruins and an evil tree, six mythos monsters, two GF9 swamps and thirteen pieces of scatter terrain.

 
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut






Great Bones Cthulhu should be very cool to see. I await with barely retained sanity.
   
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 youwashock wrote:
Great Bones Cthulhu should be very cool to see. I await with barely retained sanity.


I'll be sure to write to you while you're in the sanitarium.

Final update for 2017:



Two more onna bugeisha from Bad Squiddo. These two models have essential no female signifiers, but they turned out well enough. I'm pleased with the jinbaori in particular.



And the final two in this set. The one on the left with the sword is the only model in the range (so far) with the older style ornate lacing. Sadly, it is just lines etched in the armor plates rather than raised detail, so the effect isn't as good as I hoped. Note that the model has no sheath for that sword.

As always, a group shot:


Special bonus update:


I have a bazillion painted Enforcers, and another bazillion on sprue/in bags of restic. The sheer number, combined with the fiddliness of assembly, has kept me from making any more progress. Then, Puppets War came out with these nifty skull helmets, and I just had to get a few. I went with a more menacing color combination to go with the new helmet. I'm not sure about the wrist blades-- they sort of blend in when photographed. Should I go back and yellow them up some more? Maybe a different color?

Happy New Year, everyone. Be safe, and I'll see you on the other side.


My latest entry in A Tale of Several Gamers. Check our progress!
Now showing rats and barbarians for Frostgrave! Vote for what I should work on next!

Painting total as of 4/3/2018: 70 plus three sets of Osgiliath ruins and Great Cthulhu.
Painting total for 2017: 267 plus two SF buildings and two specimen tanks and two Treemen and two chariots and lots of Frostgrave ruins and an evil tree, six mythos monsters, two GF9 swamps and thirteen pieces of scatter terrain.

 
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut






Oooh, that new helmet is cool. I like the red, but maybe differentiating the wrist blades would be a good idea.
   
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UK

 youwashock wrote:
Oooh, that new helmet is cool. I like the red, but maybe differentiating the wrist blades would be a good idea.


Yeah, looks great, but the blades are a little lost. Could go with a blue effect?

   
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Thanks for the feedback. Here's where I ended up going with these guys:






I tried blue, like the official Enforcer paint jobs, but it was too "cool" against the warm red. I thought green would be too Christmasy, but it worked well enough. This was a fun little exercise, apart from assembly-- I still don't see what the point of having the legs separate from the torso if they aren't meant to be mixed-and-matched.

The obligatory gropu shot:


Next up, I have some Broken from Maelstrom's edge primed and ready to go. After that, Cthulhu.


My latest entry in A Tale of Several Gamers. Check our progress!
Now showing rats and barbarians for Frostgrave! Vote for what I should work on next!

Painting total as of 4/3/2018: 70 plus three sets of Osgiliath ruins and Great Cthulhu.
Painting total for 2017: 267 plus two SF buildings and two specimen tanks and two Treemen and two chariots and lots of Frostgrave ruins and an evil tree, six mythos monsters, two GF9 swamps and thirteen pieces of scatter terrain.

 
   
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Illuminati






New Delhi, India

They're looking good, can't wait to see the Broken

 
   
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UK

Very nice, the green works v well!

   
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Scotland

Inspirational work, great choice on the helmet, and the colour.

   
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Stealthy Warhound Titan Princeps







Great Stuff - especially the Daimyo I think.

I must admit I'd really like to acquire this figure for my arena Leos - you said you don't remember the manufacturer, but was it from the Ghost Archipelago website?

   
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@kestral: It's not an official Northstar model, I just ordered it at the same time. A little Googling tells me that it's from DGS Games' Freeblades line.

As an aside, I'm suddenly wondering of Freeblades is any good as a game. One can never have too many rulesets, right?


My latest entry in A Tale of Several Gamers. Check our progress!
Now showing rats and barbarians for Frostgrave! Vote for what I should work on next!

Painting total as of 4/3/2018: 70 plus three sets of Osgiliath ruins and Great Cthulhu.
Painting total for 2017: 267 plus two SF buildings and two specimen tanks and two Treemen and two chariots and lots of Frostgrave ruins and an evil tree, six mythos monsters, two GF9 swamps and thirteen pieces of scatter terrain.

 
   
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Thanks! Never played Freeblades - good name though!
   
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I've never played it either. Too many games, not enough time.

It's still winter break here, and while the rest of the family is off visiting my in-law's, I'm at home with our geriatric dog and lots of free time. I finally get to watch whatever movies I want, and spend hours and hours hobbying.



This first model is right off the Maelstrom's Edge Broken sprue. I had a little trouble getting his left hand to line up with the gun, and it's currently held in place by the varnish.



This is the other body from the same sprue. I really like this gas mask-- it reminds me of Zardoz. Each body sprue comes with two torsos, four set of legs and four heads, while the weapons sprue comes with a bunch more non-human heads, and lots and lots of guns and arms. I'm not much of a kitbasher by nature, but seeing so many unused parts offends me. Thankfully, I had a sprue of frostgrave barbarians lying around:


The arms don't fit seamlessly, but they work well enough tht they didn't need any gap filling. Both the broken and the barbarians have a sort of rag-tag look to them, so they go together pretty well, visually. I don't think I'll ever need 25 barbarians (r cultists, for that matter) for FG, so I should end up with a decent sized force of post-apoc mutants for Scrappers.

Finally, a group shot:


I have Cthulhu basecoated and have applied a couple layers of drybrushing. I hope to have him ready to show this week. Stay tuned.


My latest entry in A Tale of Several Gamers. Check our progress!
Now showing rats and barbarians for Frostgrave! Vote for what I should work on next!

Painting total as of 4/3/2018: 70 plus three sets of Osgiliath ruins and Great Cthulhu.
Painting total for 2017: 267 plus two SF buildings and two specimen tanks and two Treemen and two chariots and lots of Frostgrave ruins and an evil tree, six mythos monsters, two GF9 swamps and thirteen pieces of scatter terrain.

 
   
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Ellicott City, MD

Dang man... you keep on churning out some great work. I continue to be amazed at your combination of quality and quantity. Really, really great stuff!

Valete,

JohnS

"You don't believe data - you test data. If I could put my finger on the moment we genuinely <expletive deleted> ourselves, it was the moment we decided that data was something you could use words like believe or disbelieve around"

-Jamie Sanderson 
   
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Nice! Zardoz guy is pretty crazy. Looking forward to doing something with my broken sprue also. I wonder if they would work with the Frostgrave men at arms, though I feel they would be too small.
   
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cygnnus wrote:Dang man... you keep on churning out some great work. I continue to be amazed at your combination of quality and quantity. Really, really great stuff!


You flatter me. It's easy to keep up this level of production when you don't have much of a life. I'm still waiting for you to pick up the brush again.

kestral wrote:Nice! Zardoz guy is pretty crazy. Looking forward to doing something with my broken sprue also. I wonder if they would work with the Frostgrave men at arms, though I feel they would be too small.


That's a good question. I'll try to take a look sometime this week.

The wife and son are still away, leaving me with little or no human contact, but lots of time for stuff like this:







This is, of course, Great Cthulhu from Reaper's Bones line. The model went together really well, with only a little gap filling around the tail, and some minor seam lines across the shoulders. I based the paint scheme off of a Dr. Faust video. Given the size of the model, I couldn't bring myself to use any of my AP or Vallejo paints for the base colors, so I ended up painting him with Delta Ceramcoat charcoal grey/hunter green, with a little Vallejo shadow grey for highlights. The tentacles and spines are grey/green with some AP alien purple mixed in, further highlighted with AP barbarian flesh. A remarkably simple, if time-consuming, model to paint. As you can see in this scale shot:


this is a really big model. I'm honestly not sure where I can put him-- he won't fit in my little miniatures cabinet, and the box he came in is too small. I have a few days to figure it out., though.

Finally, here's a shot of Cthulhu rampaging through the Osgiliath ruins I painted while waiting for various washes and stuff to dry:


I enjoyed painting these buildings so much that I dug out some of the many, many Battlezones I picked up oh so long ago. Those will be mostly drybrushing, so I can do those while I watch the terrible action movies that I only get to watch when I'm alone at home. Also,. beer. Bachelor life gets lonely after a few days, but those first few days are a lot of fun.


My latest entry in A Tale of Several Gamers. Check our progress!
Now showing rats and barbarians for Frostgrave! Vote for what I should work on next!

Painting total as of 4/3/2018: 70 plus three sets of Osgiliath ruins and Great Cthulhu.
Painting total for 2017: 267 plus two SF buildings and two specimen tanks and two Treemen and two chariots and lots of Frostgrave ruins and an evil tree, six mythos monsters, two GF9 swamps and thirteen pieces of scatter terrain.

 
   
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The Land of the Rising Sun

I wonder who woke the damn thing. Luckily the Enforcers will get rid of it... maybe.

M.

Jenkins: You don't have jurisdiction here!
Smith Jamison: We aren't here, which means when we open up on you and shred your bodies with automatic fire then this will never have happened.

Raxmei wrote:24ps is the range. 24". If that were the points cost then lasguns and plasma guns would cost the same amount and flamers would have a cost of "Souffle".

Every year Golden Week Tournament at www.nagoyahammer.com 
   
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Albany, NY

Great color on Cthulhu, love seeing him in not-goblin green Hella big boy too!

- Salvage

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My mind!

Love the color combination on Cthulhu. Always a good model to see painted.
   
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Melbourne .au

 JoshInJapan wrote:

Azazelx wrote:Very cool stuff Josh. You've got those stripey pants down - now paint some slayers to go with them!

I do like the look of the Ghost Archipelago stuff you're producing, and the setting appeals to me a bit (lot) more than the Frozen City thing. Not that I've gotten around to a single game of Frostgrave yet, despite owning a pile of the books.


I think I'll leave the slayers to you, thanks.

FG and GA aren't really setting dependent-- there aren't rules for frostbite or slipping on ice, for example-- so if you have some scatter terrain and ruins, you can play. Mechanically, the rules are particularly sophisticated, but then again neither is 40K. Give it a try in your copious free time and let me know what you think.


I'd love to get a game up and running. There's just SO MANY bloody games, though. It's easier to buy them and even get the models painted than to manage to actually play anything, sadly...


The Oathsworn stuff looks great, as do the smaller(!) Mythos creatures. Any particular ideas on what you'll use them for? Samurai and other Japanese models are very nice. Will you be playing that new game from Warlord with them? Or perhaps using them for Frostgrave? Enfocer dudes look cool, as I mentioned in the other thread the other day. Broken look good as well. I'd have to find a bunch of cheap torsos to use with them if I ever pick any up. It does indeed seem like a huge waste to have all those extra parts!

And of course, Great Cthulhu looks ...well, great. The sea green he's done in does indeed look great, as the others have said. Very cool stuff, and the Osgilliath ruins seem a suitable place for him to rampage through. I need to get myself a couple of those sets, actually...

   
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Miguelsan wrote:I wonder who woke the damn thing. Luckily the Enforcers will get rid of it... maybe.

M.


Well, that guy does have two pistols. That's probably enough.

Boss Salvage wrote:Great color on Cthulhu, love seeing him in not-goblin green Hella big boy too!

- Salvage


youwashock wrote:My mind!

Love the color combination on Cthulhu. Always a good model to see painted.


Thanks. I was a little nervous that the model was too teal, which is one of the least horrifying colors in nature. The dark grey-green glaze brought it back to horror territory.

Azazelx wrote:

I'd love to get a game up and running. There's just SO MANY bloody games, though. It's easier to buy them and even get the models painted than to manage to actually play anything, sadly...


The Oathsworn stuff looks great, as do the smaller(!) Mythos creatures. Any particular ideas on what you'll use them for? Samurai and other Japanese models are very nice. Will you be playing that new game from Warlord with them? Or perhaps using them for Frostgrave? Enfocer dudes look cool, as I mentioned in the other thread the other day. Broken look good as well. I'd have to find a bunch of cheap torsos to use with them if I ever pick any up. It does indeed seem like a huge waste to have all those extra parts!

And of course, Great Cthulhu looks ...well, great. The sea green he's done in does indeed look great, as the others have said. Very cool stuff, and the Osgilliath ruins seem a suitable place for him to rampage through. I need to get myself a couple of those sets, actually...


Too many games, not enough time-- the eternal lament. Nothing I have been painting is geared towards any particular system. I can use fantasy/historical stuff for FG and GA, SoBaH, or Vanguard (when that gets released). Enforcers are meant for Daedzone, of course, but this most recent set could work as cyborgs for Scrappers or Rogue Stars. Cthulhu probably won't see any action on the tabletop, but the smaller stuff will make good monsters for a lot of different settings.


My latest entry in A Tale of Several Gamers. Check our progress!
Now showing rats and barbarians for Frostgrave! Vote for what I should work on next!

Painting total as of 4/3/2018: 70 plus three sets of Osgiliath ruins and Great Cthulhu.
Painting total for 2017: 267 plus two SF buildings and two specimen tanks and two Treemen and two chariots and lots of Frostgrave ruins and an evil tree, six mythos monsters, two GF9 swamps and thirteen pieces of scatter terrain.

 
   
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The family is still away, and I have been filling my free time catching up on movies and building larger projects. So far, I've watched Death Race (with Jason Statham), Mad Max:Fury Road, and Wonder Woman. I have built these:


These were built with most of a Core World's battlezone. The cubes were designed to be stackable:


Giving me a security checkpoint and a couple of watchtowers. The tower on the right needs a floor. I also built these:


This is a Ruined battlezone with a few parts from the coreworld, which is why that one tower doesn't have a floor. These turned out to be stackable as well:


These were fun, if time and space intensive, to build. I ended up using two full sprues of connectors, and part of a third-- I'm glad I thought to buy some more in the PM. If/when I get around to building some more, I'll have to build some more interesting structures, I think.

When I was getting all the stuff out for this project, I decided to sort through all my DZ stuff, and have come to the conclusion that I have too many DZ models. I have three more ruined BZ, at least one landing pad, and two bunkers, all unbuilt, plus enough models of each faction for Firefight, if not Warpath. I also have twelve sprues of zombies (what was I thinking?), and mulitple walkers, including one more of the OOP stuntbots. For anyone worrying about your hobby spending, I recommend going through your unpainted stuff periodically. Doing so has killed any desire I had to buy new models for quite some time.


My latest entry in A Tale of Several Gamers. Check our progress!
Now showing rats and barbarians for Frostgrave! Vote for what I should work on next!

Painting total as of 4/3/2018: 70 plus three sets of Osgiliath ruins and Great Cthulhu.
Painting total for 2017: 267 plus two SF buildings and two specimen tanks and two Treemen and two chariots and lots of Frostgrave ruins and an evil tree, six mythos monsters, two GF9 swamps and thirteen pieces of scatter terrain.

 
   
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Melbourne .au

The terrain looks very nice. I built a bunker-ish building awhile back with a tower in one corner, but I've caught decision paralysis on deciding how to paint it. Military greens, or industrial colours (whatever that means?) or Necromunda blue-grey, or metallic, or... I'll just put it on the shelf here. For roughly forever.

   
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The Land of the Rising Sun

Haha Josh. You now there is Nagoyahammer in May after GW?

M.

Jenkins: You don't have jurisdiction here!
Smith Jamison: We aren't here, which means when we open up on you and shred your bodies with automatic fire then this will never have happened.

Raxmei wrote:24ps is the range. 24". If that were the points cost then lasguns and plasma guns would cost the same amount and flamers would have a cost of "Souffle".

Every year Golden Week Tournament at www.nagoyahammer.com 
   
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@azazelx: That's why I went with grey. Black->drybrush->drybrush. Works in any setting, hard to screw up.

@Migeulsan: I keep meaning to attend. Maybe this year, but it's hard to say right now.


My latest entry in A Tale of Several Gamers. Check our progress!
Now showing rats and barbarians for Frostgrave! Vote for what I should work on next!

Painting total as of 4/3/2018: 70 plus three sets of Osgiliath ruins and Great Cthulhu.
Painting total for 2017: 267 plus two SF buildings and two specimen tanks and two Treemen and two chariots and lots of Frostgrave ruins and an evil tree, six mythos monsters, two GF9 swamps and thirteen pieces of scatter terrain.

 
   
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Real life has been getting in the way, but I have gotten a few more things finished:


Five steel warriors for Deadzone/Firefight. The legs come attached to the hips, making them far less of a PITA to assemble than Enforcers. In exchange, the torsos are split into front and back halves, and the assembled piece is not quite deep enough to sit flush on the hips (compare with the deep socket on tactical space marines). They look pretty good once they are all together, I think. These guys turned out a lot darker than the drop armor guys, but I think I like this version better.





Some poorly lit Asterians. I actually started these about six months ago, but lost steam after the Necron Abyss basecoat. That particular paint dries glossy, making it really hard to get the highlights. I ended up drybrushing them with Vallejo stormy blue (also glossy) mixed with a little matte medium (to kill the gloss), then did the edge highlights. The missle launcher probably needs some more work, but I'm kind of tired of looking at these guys. Here's an under-lit battle scene:


For February, I plan to get through the Forge Father starter set from DZ1-- brokkrs and then more brokkrs. They should be fun, despite the material.


My latest entry in A Tale of Several Gamers. Check our progress!
Now showing rats and barbarians for Frostgrave! Vote for what I should work on next!

Painting total as of 4/3/2018: 70 plus three sets of Osgiliath ruins and Great Cthulhu.
Painting total for 2017: 267 plus two SF buildings and two specimen tanks and two Treemen and two chariots and lots of Frostgrave ruins and an evil tree, six mythos monsters, two GF9 swamps and thirteen pieces of scatter terrain.

 
   
 
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