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Nice job on those stripey-haired fellas!

   
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Reading, Berks

you can get rubber triangular grips for pens/pencils. I'd be surprised if there weren't some for paint brushes

   
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Affton, MO. USA

Rubber pencil grips, old pencils, glue and fur from the dog (it’ll grow back ) you can start your own brush company, paying for more models, .stl files,and paints. Who knew dogs were good for things .

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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Screaming into the void






Mostly, on my phone.

aku-chan wrote:Nice job on those stripey-haired fellas!

Why thank you! I'm happy with the colour scheme, ultimately, and the hair was not... Too... Bad to do
endtransmission wrote:you can get rubber triangular grips for pens/pencils. I'd be surprised if there weren't some for paint brushes

that... Is a genius idea
Theophony wrote:Rubber pencil grips, old pencils, glue and fur from the dog (it’ll grow back ) you can start your own brush company, paying for more models, .stl files,and paints. Who knew dogs were good for things .

very true, very true

It being hot enough to poach a crustacean alive, I finished up Crusty Balboa, the lobster-riding Goblin from the pirates' set:

Arr, and so forth.

There be no law on the sea!

Absolute nightmare to photograph.

Now, here's the thing, he was painted (mostly) with... The army painter detail brush. Having been used a bit, it seems to have settled into a point. So, we'll see, but less enraged than I was...

Also, little miss decided she wanted to paint some more, a soldier and Thing To Guard.

Bless her. Very cute... Until ...

"That's all the blood daddy. Some got on the house."
I guess we know her allegiance
There's a fair bit of Forbidden Fortress at WIP stage - the Nure-Onna (Naga) vampires, couple of Temple Dogs, other wee bits - so more of that next, I'll wager. When pup permits, that is
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

Nice lobster, just saw the hook hand on the other claw . He best be weary of hobbits with butter churns though.

Your daughter is doing some good work there, that guard really taught that shoplifter a lesson.

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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Mostly, on my phone.

Theophony wrote:Nice lobster, just saw the hook hand on the other claw . He best be weary of hobbits with butter churns though.

Your daughter is doing some good work there, that guard really taught that shoplifter a lesson.

Actually, in game, it's gnomes and their general obsession with cheese, scones and beer. But I suspect no-one's safe

So it's very warm, still, which further diminishes hobby time. That, and was very low over the weekend. It's a combination of things, RL, hobby paralysis, all that jazz. To give them their due, Mrs and older boy keep chivvying me to do some painting to forcibly give me a boost (not just so they could work on the Lego World Map) and I've been steadily working on a couple of projects that are best described as... Pending

So here's the first of them, the Goblin Airship for Moonstone:

As you may recall I loathe flight stands. Luckily, one of my Faeries was miscast and they sent me a replacement, so its tree has been repurposed.

I could hide the flight stand further, not sure if it needs it. It has had to be painted black

Certainly a characterful model

Yes, it has a butthole

I think, cautiously, I'm happy with that.

And for Brimstone/FoFo, the Ancient Statue

Fun with verdigris! and the reverse:

A little mempo and hat on the (60mm) base, just to add points of colour. He's a big fella.

Next up in the queue are Temple Dogs and various other FoFo critters, or maybe a couple of dewbacks for SW.
Ah, to be a creature of whimsy!

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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Legendary Master of the Chapter





UK

That bronze statue is awesome. What's your process for the verdigris? I've never quite managed to get it right when I've tried in the past.

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Mostly, on my phone.

Thanks, it's VERY lazy: prime black, 3:1 nihilakh:thinner medium all over, selectively drybrush bronze, add some streaks with thin sepia, and stipple a little white on random places.

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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Legendary Master of the Chapter





UK

Ah, so the verdigris goes on before the bronze! That makes sense, never thought of doing it that way round. Now to print something I can practice it on...

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Affton, MO. USA

Nice work, even on the butthole .

That is a helpful hint with the Verdigris , never thought of doing it before the surface it was going on.

How hot is hot over there? The greenhouse effects were seeing are not pretty. I’m not looking forward to August, September and October (our usual really hot times).

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

Verdigris is awesome, I will squirrel away that hint to do it first!

And the goblin airship is suitably bonkers, over-inflated frogs ftw

   
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Mostly, on my phone.

Paradigm wrote:Ah, so the verdigris goes on before the bronze! That makes sense, never thought of doing it that way round. Now to print something I can practice it on...

Happy to help. The reverse method has been my go-to for at least a decade:
Spoiler:



Nihilakh just makes the process quicker

Theophony wrote:Nice work, even on the butthole .
That is a helpful hint with the Verdigris , never thought of doing it before the surface it was going on.
How hot is hot over there? The greenhouse effects were seeing are not pretty. I’m not looking forward to August, September and October (our usual really hot times).

Well it's nudging 30C here which is pretty brutal tbh. We often get weird warm spells, but this is unseasonable for sure. And many thanks

Slinky wrote:Verdigris is awesome, I will squirrel away that hint to do it first!
And the goblin airship is suitably bonkers, over-inflated frogs ftw

Cool, I'm so happy to have helped! Yeah, it really rocks the Labyrinth vibe.

Next, finishing up a set of Temple Dogs, one in each of 3 colour schemes they can come in:

Temple Wardog, Stone Lion and Soul Hunter. I don't normally do the various different colours schemes for the different Otherworlds but I really like these. I also made a woodland patch marker for Moonstone:

Various faeries can generate them, it's like a teleport pad, really, so needs 30mm base space also.
Other than that, and melting like the Wicked Witch on a wet weekend, been doing lots of building. All the other FoFo, green lanterns, that sort of thing. However, it's a full on few days, yesterday being the first anniversary of the mother in law's death and today being our 15th. Still, offspring are getting thrown at my parents for the next week (I'm on a course) so some semblance of peace & quiet and p&m, perhaps
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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Wisconsin

Lovely work all around Graven, hard to say which one is my favorite but the lobster is a stand out. The verdigris on the statue is excellent seems like it should have been harder to achieve that look but you make it sound easy.
Good to see another follower of Khorne in the making. ;-D.
   
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Madison, WI

That's a very silly thing... whatever it is.

Anvildude: "Honestly, it's kinda refreshing to see an Ork vehicle that doesn't look like a rainbow threw up on it."

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Affton, MO. USA

I like all those Lions, but the center one reminds me of Jade, which is really cool : :thumbsup.

Enjoy your free time while you can.

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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Screaming into the void






Mostly, on my phone.

Yorkright wrote: Lovely work all around Graven, hard to say which one is my favorite but the lobster is a stand out. The verdigris on the statue is excellent seems like it should have been harder to achieve that look but you make it sound easy.
Good to see another follower of Khorne in the making. ;-D.

Many thanks on all counts it is the easiest verdigris ever.
Gitsplitta wrote:That's a very silly thing... whatever it is.

silly things are best
Theophony wrote:I like all those Lions, but the center one reminds me of Jade, which is really cool : :thumbsup.
Enjoy your free time while you can.

Cheers old son. And many thanks
Busy this week, no kids but doing a course Still, I am trundling through FoFo and its various expansions. First up, Akaname Tongue Demons

Licky Sticky demons. Monopose, so varied the bases, including the first test of the Chinese pattern roller.
And the Oni


Again, monopose, so fiddled about with the tetsubo arm. Very happy with these, and really looking forward to the giant one. He'll be getting a snazzy base, too.
What else is going on? Well, marvel stuff is coming, avengers, wakandans, Asgardians, guardians of the galaxy (a little treat to myself) and cabal of villains.
It's funny how July, typically, is my busiest month, and this year it's my quietest still, one more fig and I've done 600 this year. Not bad, not bad.
Till then
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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Wisconsin

Lovely work Graven I really like your Onis. These are not for any specific game are they? My first thought was for Bushido but didn't know if you played that one.
   
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Mostly, on my phone.

Thanks man. They're for Forbidden Fortress

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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UK

I'm always impressed by the amount of colour variety you manage to work into even quite simple sculots, and these are no exception. I particularly like the bright tongues on the demons and the more earthy tones on the Oni as opposed to the primary red/blue you usually see on them.

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UK

Licky sticky dudes are nice - Is that the GW "Nurgle's Rot" on the tongues?

I am impressed by the mist on the first one's base as well, it's come out really well

   
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Reading, Berks

The Oni look good. I'm looking forward to seeing what you end up doing with the big one. From the size of the box he's pretty big!

   
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Green Bay, Wisconson

Thanks for the weather bronze technique. That is a nice look. Stealing that... no.. borrowing that.

 
   
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Madison, WI

Love how those Oni turned out graven. Excellent.

Anvildude: "Honestly, it's kinda refreshing to see an Ork vehicle that doesn't look like a rainbow threw up on it."

Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory
 
   
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Colorado, USA

Even your struggles to hobby are more productive than my hobby time. I guess each of has our own struggles and they appear real to us, even if someone else doesn't understand them. What I mean to say with all of this is keep up the good work, keep cool, and keep an eye on those kids. They grow up faster than you might think.

   
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Mostly, on my phone.

Paradigm wrote:I'm always impressed by the amount of colour variety you manage to work into even quite simple sculpts, and these are no exception. I particularly like the bright tongues on the demons and the more earthy tones on the Oni as opposed to the primary red/blue you usually see on them.

Thanks kindly chief. I wanted the tongues to pop so it's good to know that worked as for the Oni I used the same approach as Hellboy, very much focusing on the dark tones and building up - but I do slightly regret not doing one in blue tones for contrast.
Slinky wrote:Licky sticky dudes are nice - Is that the GW "Nurgle's Rot" on the tongues?
I am impressed by the mist on the first one's base as well, it's come out really well

Indeed it is! Just a little for slimy goodness. I am cheating a bit by putting a tongue demon on a Forest of The Dead style-base, as they're not an enemy for that set per se but given ANYTHING from anywhere can turn up as an undead version there I figured why not? Also I was fed up with the monopose by that point
endtransmission wrote:The Oni look good. I'm looking forward to seeing what you end up doing with the big one. From the size of the box he's pretty big!

He's going to be red. Big... And red.
Solar_lion wrote:Thanks for the weather bronze technique. That is a nice look. Stealing that... no.. borrowing that.

bad artists borrow. Great artists steal
Gitsplitta wrote:Love how those Oni turned out graven. Excellent.

Thanks *bows in nerd* I am very happy with them and knowing your love of all things Asian fantasy, that means a lot.
DJJazzyJeff wrote:Even your struggles to hobby are more productive than my hobby time. I guess each of has our own struggles and they appear real to us, even if someone else doesn't understand them. What I mean to say with all of this is keep up the good work, keep cool, and keep an eye on those kids. They grow up faster than you might think.

Wise words all round old son. And I've seen your output, your quality far outstrips my quantity.

Speaking of quality over quantity, finished up the Nure-onna vampires for Forest of the Dead.

I found these almost as frustrating to photograph as I did to paint. They're done. That's about all I have to say. At least the 3D printed Naga Sorceress fits well.

So things here have taken a turn for the dramatic with the missus, little one and my mum testing positive for Covid. Clearly it's a girl thing. We're all double jabbed, but it's not much fun, and of course it means we're all stuck in together again still, means I have time to look at this glorious box from Asmodee:

That's a lot of toys although naturally I've also ordered a couple of extra bits to round out factions: Shuri and Okoye for Wakandans, Angela and Enchantress for Asgardians, and Modoc for Cabal (and also just because who doesn't love a giant floating murder head?!) My kids are very excited about the game, so I need to get stuff built post-haste. We have, in the meantime, taken a stab at Champions. It's less intuitive than (say) DC Deckbuilding but it has some interesting mechanics and definitely has a distinctive character for each super. Back in the days of my hobby hiatus (aka university) I played a lot of CCGs, at a fairly competitive level, so card games do hold a certain appeal though I'm very aware that they can be a money pit like no other (yes, even more so than mini gaming) as well as how time consuming deck building can be. Still, this appeals as a casual game, and the kids certainly found it fun. I imagine we'll play about some more in the coming days with it
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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Sorry to hear about your infected brood. I hope everything turns out for the best. On the bright side, that's an enviable box full of hobby wonder. Looking forward to seeing more completed stuff from you. You're always an inspiration.

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I pray you all get through this quick and unscathed, except for the giant floating murder head .

The naga sorceress and crew look great, love the colors you chose.

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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Hope everyone gets well soon!

And great tip with the recipe for the Bronze statue, feels counter-intuitive from the order, but looks great.
   
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Reading, Berks

Ooooh heck, I hope you're all ok!


That's an impressive delivery from Asmodee! Have fun with them both, I look forward to seeing some reports appearing for both. The figures keep tempting me, but the scale difference and lack of gaming group is currently keeping me away

   
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Hope all the Gravens bounce back quickly!

   
 
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