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Warboss_Waaazag wrote: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.

Yeah we're finding that once you break out the booster characters Champions gets (perhaps inevitably) rather better, though that may just be playing a character you like
Theophony wrote: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.

Love me a bit of MODOK. Really enjoying the Disney plus show, tbh, as idiotic as it is. Glad you like the Naga, it's good that someone does, cos I sure don't

Viterbi wrote:Hope everyone gets well soon!
And great tip with the recipe for the Bronze statue, feels counter-intuitive from the order, but looks great.

Thanks amigo on both counts. You can sneak in an extra layer of black or brown drybrush after the Nihilakh for a dirtier look, btw.

endtransmission wrote: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

Well, the Champions review should be up on Big Comic Page tomorrow but, tl;dr, it's really bloody good - especially given that you can get the starter (which is plenty for 1-4 players) for around £40 now; if you like Marvel it's a great co-op game that avoids a lot of the regular ccg/lcg pitfalls - the solo mode is really strong, which is great in current climes. I know what you mean about the scale, but KM's DC scales have been wacky for years, so I don't let it bother me what I will say is that the cost is truly brutal, as you're generally talking £20 per fig. That's GW levels of insanity. Also, the starter set (and early wave) figs, whilst really nice sculpts, are murder to build.


Slinky wrote:Hope all the Gravens bounce back quickly!

Cheers mate. Little miss Graven is on the mend, Grandma Graven is raging cos she can't taste the wine Mrs Graven is finding it tough though, and nerves a bit frayed hereabouts :/

So obviously, I have begun to... assemble the Avengers (sorrynotsorry)To start off the month's painting, though, I'm clearing some backlog:

I'm bringing sexy dewback, baby.

Check out that tail.
Went for a slightly more dusty, weathered look to the white on the bucketheads this time. Really pleased, overall.

Part of the reason I'm clearing backlog, apart from the obvious, is my order of primer has got lost in the mists of covid-era post. It'll turn up no doubt, but in the meantime I suppose I'll have to actually paint some of these other toys.

Shucks.



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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Madison, WI

Hope the graven-spawn and your mom recover quickly! Things are starting to go off-the-rails a bit here again with Covid as well. *sigh*

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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Here's hoping, older lad and my dad now have it. Inevitable, perhaps, but frustrating.

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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Green Bay, Wisconson

Best for a speedy recovery.


 
   
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Wisconsin

Hope everyone feels better soon. On a hobby note those dewbacks look awesome.
   
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Affton, MO. USA

Yeah, COVID is going bonkers here in Missouri (Always read the states name as Misery and you'll usually be right ). Was just talking with one of my Providers in the last half hour and the Pediatric hospital I work for (I am at an off-site clinic) is seeing far too many cases right now and it's grim. You can ignore the hype on the news, just listen to the Doctors.

Still praying for your family. Also praying for the post office worker who doesn't get the primer to you quickly .

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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really like the weathering on the statue
   
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I'm not certain I'd agree that those Dewbacks are "sexy" but they do look good.

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Solar_lion wrote:Best for a speedy recovery.

Cheers chief!

Yorkright wrote: Hope everyone feels better soon. On a hobby note those dewbacks look awesome.

Thanks amigo!

Theophony wrote:Yeah, COVID is going bonkers here in Missouri (Always read the states name as Misery and you'll usually be right ). Was just talking with one of my Providers in the last half hour and the Pediatric hospital I work for (I am at an off-site clinic) is seeing far too many cases right now and it's grim. You can ignore the hype on the news, just listen to the Doctors.
Still praying for your family. Also praying for the post office worker who doesn't get the primer to you quickly .

Funny man lol. Yeah it's a bit grim. Me and the wee man are good, at least. Everyone else is ok, just a bit miserable.
bobbuilder wrote:really like the weathering on the statue

cheers buddy! Good to see you!
Warboss_Waaazag wrote:I'm not certain I'd agree that those Dewbacks are "sexy" but they do look good.

Are you kidding? Check out that tail!

So yes it's been a funny few days. On the one hand, it's stressful and frantic running after the horde and making sure everyone is well enough to function. On the other, it's been weirdly relaxing: we've all been getting up late and spending time with one another and the animals; Mrs and eldest have used Covid as an excuse to build the massive Lego World Map; little miss is repeatedly thumping me at My First Carcassonne; and I'm playing lots of Marvel Champions with middle one. It's... Quite... Nice?! Trying to make the best of the unenviable situation.

And whilst I don't really have much time to p&m, I am doing odds and sods. Working on a couple more big bads for Forbidden Fortress, starting with the XL boss, the Jorogumo:

Spider queen, spider queen...

Not one for the arachnophobes.

And built the starter set for Marvel Crisis Protocol.

Villains. Ultron was ultra fiddly, even when I was forewarned, but the rest fine - Doc Ock particularly impressive.

Heroes. Captain Marvel was gappy, the rest fairly ok although multipart arms are ridiculous, even at 40mm.

The out of the box scenery is also excellent, btw. It's a fun wee game, not a fab rulebook but actually very straightforward, with a lot of tactical depth to unpack. Apart from the fact that it's kinda 2D (no falling rules), it's great fun.

Look! Bouncing Cap's shield off Ultron into Red Skull! What's not to love?
Also got built Black Panther / Killmonger (easy/not too bad) and Thor/Valkyrie (bad/worse). The multipart heads and hair are preposterous, even if it is just to avoid mould lines. Sigh. Still got Loki/Hela and Angela/Enchantress to do.
Would folk want a review of the game? Is that of interest?
Anyway, more to build for FoFo on the slab: Japanese bandits, mutant samurai and Giant Oni Warlord, thanks to endtransmission. Cos I need more to build and paint
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

All I can say after seeing your post is

"Baby's got Back!!!"

and I'd like to hear your thoughts on the Marvel game after you get a few games in with the kiddos.

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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Uugh... spiders...

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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Reading, Berks

Those descriptions of the Marvel figures are putting me off somewhat... they are giving me Infinity flashbacks. At least this lot is plastic I guess

   
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Theophony wrote:All I can say after seeing your post is

"Baby's got Back!!!"

and I'd like to hear your thoughts on the Marvel game after you get a few games in with the kiddos.


Well, if you insist
Spoiler:

One of the first things that strikes you is the very neat range rulers that the game comes with, even tucked away as they are in the sides of the box. It's great that you have something more sturdy than a cardstock ruler or fiddly about with bits of cut-out paper. That's not to say that the tokens aren't of good quality: they're durable, heavy-duty cardstock, and not so many as to be bewildering. You also get a pleasing amount of scatter terrain of various sizes: cars, dumpsters, news-stands and street furniture, all easy to build and adding real character to any gaming surface without additional expenditure - always a bonus. I would, maybe, have liked a paper playmat (in the style of Heroclix or Batman 2nd edition) for a surface in there for novice players - I don't think it would've been that much of a stretch for such a high-end product - but it's not the end of the world.

The figures themselves are 40mm, so larger than a lot of standard gaming scales, in hard plastic. This allows for an impressive level of detail, though they are not really poseable and somewhat prone (at least in the core and early waves) to a preposterous number of parts, with some fairly strange duplication also - why do I need two of Red Skull's hand or Spider-Man's head (answer - some bits are so tiny you will misplace them)? Especially when on the (very lovely) base sprues you get urban litter such as bottles. But, this notwithstanding, the sculpts are dynamically posed without too much reliance on tactical rocks - Spidey in particular seems to defy gravity - and the fact that all the bases are detailed as city streets are really impressive. You get a set of 10 highly characterful models here, Captain America, Black Widow, Spider-Man, Captain Marvel and Iron Man on the one side and Ultron, Baron Zemo, Doc Ock, Crossbones and of course Red Skull on the other. Comic sculpts all round, but fairly iconic MCU characters nonetheless. There is a degree of notoriety about how tricky some of the builds are - Ultron is a bit of a faff, and Captain Marvel needed some GS work - but the rest were far easier than I'd expected, with almost no flash to clean and the excellent instructions meaning all figures and scenic elements were done in a couple of hours. As a licensed product, I think they really hit the sweet spot between what gamers expect and the novice or casual fan can reasonably tackle.

As for the game itself, it has a number of unusual, but highly thematic, elements that give it it's unique flavour. Each Mission is made up of 2 crisis cards (one per player), a Secure and an Extraction. Presented as Daily Bugle front pages (very neat), the combination of these two sets of objectives determines the victory conditions - and whilst this inevitably descends into a slugfest, it doesn't necessarily mean the path to success is just bludgeoning the opposition. That being said, one of the game's most integral mechanics is that characters gain power (for abilities, super or otherwise) from taking damage. It turns out you WOULD like them when they're angry. Not only this, but once a character becomes injured, their card flips to a (typically) more powerful version - Cap can quite literally Do This All Day. It ensures the game feels true to the comic book action throughout whilst still functioning as a tactical skirmish game.

Speaking of comic book feel, one of the most unusual aspects of this game is the team up side of things. You bring a collection of models to the table (typically 10) and assemble - sorry - a group of around 4 there and then, based on the level of Crisis you're facing (averaging 16). Characters have a cost of typically 3 or 4 (outliers are 2 or 5) so you need build your team accordingly. Not only that, but you will typically want to play a faction (Avengers and Cabal of Evil in the starter) to take advantage of faction specific card effects and Leadership abilities, such as Cap giving his whole team a reduction in the cost of the first superpower they use each turn. Interestingly, whilst more than half of your team has to belong to a faction, not all of them do, to represent the strange and shifting alliances and team-ups we see playing out in the page. Finally, you bring a set of tactics cards with you to the table (8) from which you choose specific cards (4) for the situation you're in. It can all feel a bit overwhelming but actually it's remarkably straightforward: if you're playing Avengers, for example, you're probably going to want Cap and Iron Man along with the card that allows you to bounce repulsor blasts off that famous shield.

The game itself has a decent beginner's guide with an introduction to various aspects of gameplay. Once you get going, it is pretty straightforward. One of my main gripes with DC Multiverse (which the boys and I love) is that you are constantly checking what different special abilities do. Fundamentally, the core rules are very simple, with players alternating turns for their characters taking any 2 actions - move (or climb), attack, use superpower, or shake (remove negative status token) - which means the game goes through 6 turns fairly quickly. Also, I should mention that part of the reason you get such an abundance of lovely terrain in the box is that throwing (terrain or characters) is a key part of the action, and rightly so. It's interesting to compare this mechanically, again, to DC Multiverse where throwing is just as integral but is, if anything, overpowered: in Marvel, because you have relatively less power to spend per turn, it becomes less of a default tactic, and hence more balanced. On the other hand, it's not immediately obvious from the rulebook that characters can only Throw if it's printed on their cards in some way, which led to a bit of head-scratching.

Card layout is clear and the symbols are all reasonably obvious. I was learning this alongside the younger of my boys (11) and he grasped the various symbols and mechanics pretty quickly - not AS quick as Champions, perhaps, but still in good time. The custom dice are slightly more complex, though coming from having played X-Wing there's a degree of familiarity. I would perhaps have liked a handful more dice (you get 10, but you want each player to really have at least half a dozen to hand) but that's being very picky.

So what are the issues? Well, it does have a lot of different symbols to wrap your head round, and I'm always a bit leary of game-specific dice with extra rules to remember, especially with the kids. It also bugs me that you don't get a full rulebook, but instead have to go online for that. From a rules perspective, the only one that really annoys me is the lack of falling rules: it wouldn't be that difficult to integrate and strikes me as odd for a game so dependent on terrain. In some places, they're a little cursory and need a bit of digging to clear up (like throwing, as mentioned), not just in the intro rules but the full set; not a deal breaker, but a bit irritating. In terms of the physical product, it's very strong indeed, though I think that, given its target market is more than just "regular" gamers, a paper playmat wouldn't have gone astray.


Gitsplitta wrote:Uugh... spiders...

Ha! You sound like my wife. I'm quite fond of spiders, they have a habit of eating any wasps that try to nest in our roof. Wasp nest + spider silk = spider larder...

endtransmission wrote:Those descriptions of the Marvel figures are putting me off somewhat... they are giving me Infinity flashbacks. At least this lot is plastic I guess

Yeah the horror of tiny Spanish metal, this is not. Having built some infinity and a LOT of tiny metal Batman figs, I can confirm these are easier. Better than comparable fiddly plastics like Malifaux, too, because they're 40mm.

Today I had an hour or so whilst both dog and wife had a nap, so I decided to crack on with FoFo. The Fallen Shogun is the daimyo of the Takobake clan, who cast in his lot with the dread Void Dragon Sho Riu.

He's the big boss for the Haunted Castle, the Forbidden Fortress from Temple of Shadows. I used a Green Stuff World Chinese roller for the flooring (mostly) which I wanted to look like ruined, damaged panels and carpets, along with some rubble, boards and assorted scatter (a ninja mempo, coolie hat and helm from a Shikarri Nomad Crusader )

For scale purposes, here he is with a Takobake Ashigaru and Rifleman:

Ah, squiddly mutanty goodness! It was a good opportunity to get the scheme down for all of them at once. Not much fun freehanding (the mon on the sashimono) but there we are. I've got a dozen of the footsoldiers to do plus 3 samurai (which are larger, 40mm base figs).

And a scale shot of the recent FoFo efforts together. Yeah, going fairly well.
Rolling along...
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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Madison, WI

That's a great looking group shot!

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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 Gitsplitta wrote:
That's a great looking group shot!


Very! More good stuff, love the current mystic Japanese focus

   
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Reading, Berks

hmmm you're somewhat tempting me. Price wise it's still a fair chunk of change for something I don't have opponents for, but I may dip into it if I can clear out some of these other games that are kicking around as I do like me some Marvel (currently reading through everything released (in order) since 2010

   
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Green Bay, Wisconson

Excellent group shot. Squid face guys are too funny.

 
   
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Gitsplitta wrote:That's a great looking group shot!

Cheers old chum!
Slinky wrote:
 Gitsplitta wrote:
That's a great looking group shot!

Very! More good stuff, love the current mystic Japanese focus

Thanks, need to get some primer on the rest now

endtransmission wrote:hmmm you're somewhat tempting me. Price wise it's still a fair chunk of change for something I don't have opponents for, but I may dip into it if I can clear out some of these other games that are kicking around as I do like me some Marvel (currently reading through everything released (in order) since 2010

It's certainly not cheap. I'm not a mega marvel fan by any means. I'm DC first and foremost (well. Trek FIRST, but still ...) but it easy enough to play the game with just characters you like, even at competitive level. The starter is very good value indeed.

Solar_lion wrote:Excellent group shot. Squid face guys are too funny.

Cheers. I love the squiddly dudes, I've got another 5 of each plus the 3 samurai i to do (and eventually, I suppose, the cannon crew when they finally come out post KS).

The very astute amongst you may have twigged that we've been on an... Olympic odyssey so to finish up with everything that's primed so far for our feudal Japanese journey...

Harionago! The barbed woman. Lovely sculpt of this yokai, and I'm very happy with the green cloth.

Floaty hair. Woo! And onwards...

Thunder warriors, yokai servants of the Raijin storm demons. All about the lightning.
We're nearly out of isolation. Thank. God. Meanwhile, also got more mcp built, continued to battle Ultron in Champions and still crushed by a 5 year old at my first Carcassonne
Almost there...
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

Again I have a lot to catch up on! Enjoying this last batch you’ve painted up, great choices on the color schemes.
   
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You're continuing to do an awesome job on the Brimstone stuff (I particularly like the Squidily Guys!).

Looking forward to seeing what you do with the Marvel stuff.
I picked up the starter set a while back and thought it was great, despite some patches of soft details on the minis, but I was just too far behind on releases and no way was my inner-completionist going to let me get away with not buying all the things, so I had to drop it.

   
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Affton, MO. USA

Thunder warriors are great.

Getting beaten by a 5 year old is always worth it later on .

Hope your isolation woes end quickly and joyfully.

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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Yorkright wrote: Again I have a lot to catch up on! Enjoying this last batch you’ve painted up, great choices on the color schemes.

Thanks amigo! I'm very glad I went for the green on the harionago, I think it really suits her.

aku-chan wrote:You're continuing to do an awesome job on the Brimstone stuff (I particularly like the Squidily Guys!).

Looking forward to seeing what you do with the Marvel stuff.
I picked up the starter set a while back and thought it was great, despite some patches of soft details on the minis, but I was just too far behind on releases and no way was my inner-completionist going to let me get away with not buying all the things, so I had to drop it.

Thanks! I know exactly what you mean, that's why I avoided it, and it's brutally expensive. Getting the starter and a couple of boxes to review has mitigated that somewhat. I've realised also that I'm happy enough just to buy for factions that I like or characters that interest me. If it were DC that would be another matter, I'd be all over that like a seagull into a bag of chips

Theophony wrote:Thunder warriors are great.

Getting beaten by a 5 year old is always worth it later on .

Hope your isolation woes end quickly and joyfully.

Thanks man, I really enjoyed them, they came together much better than expected.

After a flurry of painting, things have slowed down a bit on that front as we have... FREEDOM! Which is great but has meant some very frantic days of back to school shopping I did get to swing by my FLGS and pick up Spider Miles & Gwen for MCP and Once and Future Kang for Champions; it was just great to be out of the house tbh. I have managed to get all the MCP built and for all that it's fiddly, I CAN see the logic in the design of the sprues/parts. Particularly having just built this big fellow:

The seams are down the sides of legs and arms so they'll need filled, even though it's a big lump of plastic which could've been moulded easily in multiple parts. WIP female gunslinger for scale; he is a very large chap indeed. The gunslinger is part of a stack of very poorly cast brimstone KS stuff that I'm just trundling through tortuously. The casts are so dire I can't even face showing finished stuff, tbh. It's interesting (on both counts) seeing how impressive the plastics for MCP are even if it is stupidly tiny with its multi part arms and heads.
Speaking of MCP toying with picking up a couple more packs, just to round out the Web Warriors probably. Ah, the addictive nature of hobby
Anyway, back to work tomorrow. Feeling ok about it tbh, a bit wary but it's been a good, long summer regardless. Not sure how it'll affect output, latter part of last year we're still ok considering, though no puppy to contend with then. We'll see,
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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Affton, MO. USA

Big Oni is BIG.

The tiny bits of the MCP models really hurt it for me, especially with the 40mm scale, there should not have been that many issues. I dropped one of Iron mans pads while assembling him and crawled around looking for it for over an hour. Found it the next day by accident.

Good luck with school. Glad you made it out of your home prison in one piece. Our schools start up next week, it'll be nice to have the twins back in a routine.

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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Theophony wrote:Big Oni is BIG.

The tiny bits of the MCP models really hurt it for me, especially with the 40mm scale, there should not have been that many issues. I dropped one of Iron mans pads while assembling him and crawled around looking for it for over an hour. Found it the next day by accident.

Good luck with school. Glad you made it out of your home prison in one piece. Our schools start up next week, it'll be nice to have the twins back in a routine.

Thanks Theo. I had a similar problem dropping one of Ultron's it's a bit tricky for me also with my manual dexterity issues.

I've been really struggling to paint this week. I've been trying to motivate myself to paint the remaining brimstone heroes but I ... Just... Don't... Wanna. I have so many great figures that I want to paint, why do I feel... guilty about not being able to finish off these?!
I have, however, been building:

Or should I say... Assembling

Don't know where Enchantress got to probably hiding in plain sight

I also dug out these two civilian models that a mate had found on "Chinese eBay" as possible Hellboy customs, they're a bit big for most games but as such perfect for this. Off with their moulded bases and onto MCP ones, and, sorted for Xtremis dude and shady Super-Serum dealer!

Part of messy head is being in much more the "work zone". My timetable has only changed twice so far in the last two days... and the kid aren't even back yet I'm sure it'll all be fine
Later dudes
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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Reading, Berks

I can absolutely understand not wanting to paint some of those KS heroes... they are fairly poor. You've got quite a nice collection of heroes there though

   
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Affton, MO. USA

Sorry to say it, but I’m glad to see it’s not just over here with constantly changing school plans. There’s not even enough bus drivers to pick kids up .

Don’t force the painting, then it really becomes a chore, that’s when I fall intonations the trap and then burn out happens.

Assembly should be included with the MCP models, especially the Avengers, they’ve had plenty of assembling practice over the years.

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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You are an endless supply of projects, my friend. One day I would love to see a table covered in everything you've painted, all the projects you've finished. Your steady progress is a constant inspiration to me, graven.

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The Darion Sector War Campaign.
Into the Jaws of Hell 40k campaign.
I do commissions. If you are interested send me a PM and we can talk concepts and pricing. 
   
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Colorado, USA

 Theophony wrote:


Assembly should be included with the MCP models, especially the Avengers, they’ve had plenty of assembling practice over the years.


Brilliant. And so is your work, Graven. Can’t wait to see the Avengers painted up.

   
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Screaming into the void






Mostly, on my phone.

endtransmission wrote:I can absolutely understand not wanting to paint some of those KS heroes... they are fairly poor. You've got quite a nice collection of heroes there though

Thanks mate. I know you know all too well the quality of the SoB KS stuff so that's oddly reassuring.

Theophony wrote:Sorry to say it, but I’m glad to see it’s not just over here with constantly changing school plans. There’s not even enough bus drivers to pick kids up .
Don’t force the painting, then it really becomes a chore, that’s when I fall into the trap and then burn out happens.
Assembly should be included with the MCP models, especially the Avengers, they’ve had plenty of assembling practice over the years.

I'm just trying to roll with it. As long as I get to teach kids I'm happy. I've got my classroom back this year so that goes a long way to helping.
Yeah I've hit the burnout before so I just need to walk away. It's partly the completist wants to "finish" the boardgame but when it's just crap figs that give you no joy, what really is the point?
Warboss_Waaazag wrote:You are an endless supply of projects, my friend. One day I would love to see a table covered in everything you've painted, all the projects you've finished. Your steady progress is a constant inspiration to me, graven.

Well, lol, I suppose I can say with pleasure that there isn't a table big enough and, many thanks.
DJJazzyJeff wrote:
Brilliant. And so is your work, Graven. Can’t wait to see the Avengers painted up.

Me too lol cheers mate

So whilst this has elements of completism, here's some Imperial Assault figures instead.

Fancied doing some Endor troopers. I don't normally even do IA bases but why not eh?

It occurred to me that this was another board-mini hybrid with unfinished components, and that wasn't really bothering me. I just picked them up and started painting on a whim instead. I still have some Rodians, Shapeshifters and 3D printed Cara Dune & Dr Aphra to do, but getting there.
Little and often
Graven

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I feel a bit of "Big Trouble in Little China" coming on...

Great work graven! (as always)

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