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UK

I like 'em! The Asterians turned out nicely, I never ended up with any of those, despite having quite a pile of DZ stuff.

That reminds me, I should really get around to actually reading the DZ v2 rulebook and getting a game in...

   
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Wales: Where the Men are Men and the sheep are Scared.

Loving your work so far mate, especially the female samurai and chuthlu.



 
   
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Japan

Slinky wrote:I like 'em! The Asterians turned out nicely, I never ended up with any of those, despite having quite a pile of DZ stuff.

That reminds me, I should really get around to actually reading the DZ v2 rulebook and getting a game in...


I went all in on the first DZ campaign, so I have lots and lots of pretty much everything. I shocked myself over winter break sorting through it all.

carlos13th wrote:Loving your work so far mate, especially the female samurai and chuthlu.


The samurai were fun to paint, and if I didn't have so many half-finished models taunting me, I'd start working on those again.


My latest entry in A Tale of Several Gamers. Check our progress!
Now showing Forge Father Brokkr engineers for Deadzone

Painting total as of 2/23/2018: 31 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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Wales: Where the Men are Men and the sheep are Scared.

I know how you feel. So many models I started then lost enthusiasm for.



 
   
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Japan

A few more Forge Fathers finished:


The Brokkrs look like construction workers-- work boots, equipment harnesses with wrenches and screwdrivers-- so I painted them as such. This guy seems to have lost his shirt somewhere, and is probably violating an OSHA protocol. I tried to give him stubble on his head, but it doesn't really show up. I'll need to go back and give him another pass or two with the glaze.



Another bald guy, this time with his shirt on. You can't see the stubble here, either.



This guy is apparently a welder. His arms don't quite align with the body-- I should have been more patient with the hot water bending. That said, you can't tell at arm's length, so I'll leave him be.



It was hard to get a good photo of this guy due to his bent-over position. He looks a lot like my dad with the receding hairline and ZZ Top beard.

Finally, a group shot:


These guys painted up pretty quickly. I have another identical set waiting in the queue, right behind the Asterian jetbike I have half finished. I hope to have that ready to share by the weekend.

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My latest entry in A Tale of Several Gamers. Check our progress!
Now showing Forge Father Brokkr engineers for Deadzone

Painting total as of 2/23/2018: 31 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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Wicked Warphead with Iron Staff





Scotland

Brilliant work bud, especially considering the size, excellent.

   
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Japan

 Camkierhi wrote:
Brilliant work bud, especially considering the size, excellent.


Thanks. These guys are actually pretty bulky-- they probably consist of the same amount of restic (by volume) as any of the DZ human rebs.


My latest entry in A Tale of Several Gamers. Check our progress!
Now showing Forge Father Brokkr engineers for Deadzone

Painting total as of 2/23/2018: 31 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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Blood-Drenched Death Company Marine






UK

Very nice, and the stubble on the heads actually looks quite good to me, subtle, but definitely there

   
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Combat Jumping Ragik





California

Nice work on the Mantic minis. It's nice to see more people painting them.

   
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Ship's Officer






The Land of the Rising Sun

Nice job with those Forgefathers Josh.
I need to get my ass in gear and try to get people in Kansai for Mantic. I just finished a 1st gen mutant that needs somewhere to play. Maybe if I show them your dwarves in space they'll be impressed and come to play.

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Slinky wrote:Very nice, and the stubble on the heads actually looks quite good to me, subtle, but definitely there


Thanks. I think I can make it more distinct the next time I try it, though.

Barzam wrote:Nice work on the Mantic minis. It's nice to see more people painting them.


I really like Mantic stuff, which is a good thing given how many of their models I have waiting to be painted.

Miguelsan wrote:Nice job with those Forgefathers Josh.
I need to get my ass in gear and try to get people in Kansai for Mantic. I just finished a 1st gen mutant that needs somewhere to play. Maybe if I show them your dwarves in space they'll be impressed and come to play.

M.


Thanks. I'm the only minis gamer up here, so it's not so difficult to get people to try Mantic games. The difficulty is the lack of players

Deadzone month continues:


Here's the Asterian jetbike I started about three months ago. It was a lot easier to work on the second time around. The edge higlights and OSL look much better at arm's length than in these photos.



A Forge Father mining laser.



And the engineer to drive it. This guy has some weird casting imperfections on his head which I painted as a combover. It's kind of hard to see in photos and in real life.

I have another set of Brokkrs started, and after that I'll be painting FF bikers.



My latest entry in A Tale of Several Gamers. Check our progress!
Now showing Forge Father Brokkr engineers for Deadzone

Painting total as of 2/23/2018: 31 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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Wales: Where the Men are Men and the sheep are Scared.

loving your take on the mantic stuff mate. Especially the mining laser.



 
   
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Wicked Warphead with Iron Staff





Scotland

Beautiful work.

   
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Japan

Thanks, guys. This has been a fun project so far.

Second verse, same as the first:





The starter sets from the first DZ kickstarter (and possibly the modern ones as well-- I may never know given that I have all the deadzone models I will ever need.) come with two of each model, meaning I have to paint everything twice. These guys went a little faster than the first set since I knew what all the little blobby restic details were. I got better results from the stubble this time around, but looking at the photos, I see that I need to hit the belts and pouches with a wash to deepen the shading a bit more.

As always, a group shot:


I have half of a booster set in the works-- bike, chief engineer, and bombot and driver-- about 1/3 finished. As always, comments and criticism are welcome and encouraged.


My latest entry in A Tale of Several Gamers. Check our progress!
Now showing Forge Father Brokkr engineers for Deadzone

Painting total as of 2/23/2018: 31 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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Destructive Daemon Prince





Melbourne .au

Those Forge Fathers are coming up pretty bloody nicely, Josh. They look like guys who do a lot of hours working construction in the hot sun.

Are they the restic ones or HIPS? I think I have both, but until I start my Squat project, probably in concert with Kharadron Overlords..

   
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The steel warriors are hard plastic, the brokkrs are all restic. The latter have been easier to work with than expected-- the exaggerated features don't suffer from being cast in restic as much a finer details would.


My latest entry in A Tale of Several Gamers. Check our progress!
Now showing Forge Father Brokkr engineers for Deadzone

Painting total as of 2/23/2018: 31 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





Australia

I really like the forge fathers, really "natural" looking dwarfs. I particularly like the one with the welding face mask.

I think your choice of skin tone really makes them look like a group of hard laborers like Az mentioned.

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Scotland

Really love these guys, looking superb. Agree with folk, they look like they work for a living.

   
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Thanks, everyone, for the kind words. When I first started this project, I didn't have any thoughts on their skin tones beyond not wanting to paint another set of caucasian models. That said, I am happy with the results. I always liked the idea of squats, but the execution-- both a fat space bikers and undersized IG--always fell flat. I think Mantic really hit the ball out of the park with these Space Construction workers.

Here are some more FF:


I've shown this guy before, but while painting the guys below, I finally realized that brokkrs are wearing chaps over their jeans. Once I saw what those lines really are, I couldn't unsee it, so I repainted his legs. I may or may not go back over the rest.



Here's the chief engineer. Sorry the photos are so dark. I switched over to an Android phone, and I'm still learning how to use it.



Another engineer, this time holding the remote control for the bombot there. His arms are amazing, like that guy who overdeveloped his biceps for Jesus.



Finally, a biker. Because space dwarves have to have bikers somewhere in the list.

Lastly, a group shot:



I have one more set identical to this one, but I'm going to take a little break. Next up, I will be painting some more models from Scythe for a friend, and at the same time I'll be working on the armored trolls from Dungeon Saga that have been taking up space since I lost steam on that project way back when. As always, comments and criticism are welcome and encouraged.


My latest entry in A Tale of Several Gamers. Check our progress!
Now showing Forge Father Brokkr engineers for Deadzone

Painting total as of 2/23/2018: 31 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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Very nice work.

love the Asterian jetbike, a great job on a very cool looking miniature!

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