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Affton, MO. USA

IF the models are trash for the boardgame, maybe let the kiddos practice on them. IT will allow them to get more immersed in the game and say it's something they have done to "HELP" dad. They might stick out compared to your work on the other models, but they will be done until you can find some replacements to 3D print them.

Nice work on the latest batch as well.

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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Wisconsin

 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.
. Table? I think you mean tables and floor.

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Green Bay, Wisconson

"Welcome ladies and Gentlemen, Welcome to the IMGI gallery. Please don't touch anything and feel free to visit the cakeshop on your way out.. Ok... were walking, were Walking"

 
   
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Reading, Berks

There's a reason none of the resin characters were ever built

   
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Mostly, on my phone.

Gitsplitta wrote:I feel a bit of "Big Trouble in Little China" coming on...
Great work graven! (as always)

Lo Pan sucks! Cheers mate (as always!)

Theophony wrote:IF the models are trash for the boardgame, maybe let the kiddos practice on them. IT will allow them to get more immersed in the game and say it's something they have done to "HELP" dad. They might stick out compared to your work on the other models, but they will be done until you can find some replacements to 3D print them.

Nice work on the latest batch as well.

That's a... Really interesting idea that hadn't even occurred to me. I might well do so. And there's a fair bit of old West out there in terms of STLs... Yeah. Interesting.

Yorkright wrote:
 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.
. Table? I think you mean tables and floor.

Don't know whether to laugh or cry...

Solar_lion wrote:"Welcome ladies and Gentlemen, Welcome to the IMGI gallery. Please don't touch anything and feel free to visit the cakeshop on your way out.. Ok... were walking, were Walking"

To be fair, my chocolate cake is legendary. I can't really bake - I cook, rather than following recipes to the letter, whereas Mrs G the scientist is of course the bakeasaurus - but it's a very forgiving recipe that I've largely internalised.

endtransmission wrote:There's a reason none of the resin characters were ever built

Damn fudging right.

Trying to get back into the swing of things. Card games are a bit easier with the kids though so we've been playing Champions against Kang the Conqueror (and his Variants) with Scarlet witch, Gamora and Cap which is our current go-to team.

Meanwhile, I am working on the logic that under normal circumstances a figure a week is not unreasonable. So, on that note...

Oonta goota, Solo?

Fun figure to paint, nightmare to photograph - though that's in part my interpretation of the colours.
Very happy I think. Need to do a bit of tidying of the nerd cave this weekend before a fellow nerd swings by (weirdly, not a nerd buddy of mine, but the husband of one of the wife's mates - turns out he's a gamer!) Going to try to get Cara Dune done over the weekend, and maybe even Dr Aphra.
Hey ho
Graven

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

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Earlobe deep in doo doo

New opponents are always good! With burnout a little of what you fancy does you good.

"But me no buts! Our comrades get hurt. Our friends die. Falkenburg is a knight who swore an oath to serve the church and to defend the weak. He'd be the first to tell you to stop puling and start planning. Because what we are doing-at risk to ourselves-is what we have sworn to do. The West relies on us. It is a risk we take with pride. It is an oath we honour. Even when some soft southern burgher mutters about us, we know the reason he sleeps soft and comfortable, why his wife is able to complain about the price of cabbages as her most serious problem and why his children dare to throw dung and yell "Knot" when we pass. It's because we are what we are. For all our faults we stand for law and light.
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Llamahead wrote:New opponents are always good! With burnout a little of what you fancy does you good.

Well said. So, on that note...

Cara Dune from the Mandalorian.

I'm happy with the face, less happy with the left arm which was a repair job - she was 3d printed on the but that gap needed filled. Skin looks a bit shiny too. Still, print scales well with the rest of the imperial assault stuff so I'll use her as an elite alliance ranger, which sounds about right.

Tattoos turned out ok on the right arm and below her left eye too. I wonder whether she was supposed to be related to Kanan from Rebels aka Caleb Dune?

I also decided to tackle Gloom, from the leshavult faction for Moonstone.

He's a faun Sorcerer of the natural order, though he leans towards the darkness (leshavult are neutral, but many of them are dual faction with Commonwealth or Dominion)

I am not sure how I feel about the OSL but I think it is a reasonable experiment. Unfortunately, I may have to buy more leshavult now

On we go
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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Green Bay, Wisconson

Smells a little goaty in here.

 
   
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Affton, MO. USA

Maybe paint the left arm lump like a bandage, got a bit of first aid between missions.

Osl is way better than my attempts, and looks good to boot. Like that figure, still not going to look at moonstone .

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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Reading, Berks

The OSL is looking good. I think it's possibly looking a little off as it doesn't seem (from the photos anyway) to be catching all of the surfaces that face the lantern?

and for internalising the chocolate cake... you mean eaten it all right?

   
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Green Bay, Wisconson

"Lo Pan Sucks"

Which Lo Pan? Little old basket case on wheels or the ten foot tall roadblock?

Just remember what ol’ Jack Burton does when the earth quakes, and the poison arrows fall from the sky, and the pillars of Heaven shake. Yeah, Jack Burton just looks that big ol’ storm right square in the eye and he says, “Give me your best shot, pal. I can take it.

Classic movie

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Solar_lion wrote:Smells a little goaty in here.

Baaaaaaaah. I'm actually trying really hard to going full on with the Fauns as a sub faction. They have some great sculpts but some less so, which hurts my completism.

Theophony wrote:Maybe paint the left arm lump like a bandage, got a bit of first aid between missions.

Osl is way better than my attempts, and looks good to boot. Like that figure, still not going to look at moonstone .

Possibly a plan. Moonstone is awesome. Just saying

endtransmission wrote:The OSL is looking good. I think it's possibly looking a little off as it doesn't seem (from the photos anyway) to be catching all of the surfaces that face the lantern?

and for internalising the chocolate cake... you mean eaten it all right?

Omnomnom .
Just my shoddy photography

Solar_lion wrote:"Lo Pan Sucks"
Which Lo Pan? Little old basket case on wheels or the ten foot tall roadblock?
Just remember what ol’ Jack Burton does when the earth quakes, and the poison arrows fall from the sky, and the pillars of Heaven shake. Yeah, Jack Burton just looks that big ol’ storm right square in the eye and he says, “Give me your best shot, pal. I can take it.
Classic movie

yeah, absolutely love it, even reference it on one of my terrain pieces
Spoiler:





Busy weekend, caught up with folk including a long chat with the husband of one my wife's pals that I don't know that well... turns out he's a Warhammer devotee! Which I kinda knew but we'd never really spoken. Much discussion of inks, washes and greenskins was had. So that helped tick my nerd box, as it were. Oo-er.

I am however trundling through bits and pieces. First up, everyone's favourite space archaeologist, Dr Aphra! She's a star wars comics character, amoral treasure hunter working at the behest of Darth Vader.

She's highly likely to cross over into TV at the very least. I find Jason Aaron a bit hit and miss as a writer but he has his moments.

I decided to do her base in the style of my Derelict Ship bases for Brimstone. She makes a credible model for that too!

Oh boy.

Also got on with some scatter.

Simple and effective mantic plastics And this fine fellow

Reaper bones pig

Done as a venerable British Saddleback. I think I'll call him George.

This pig went to market.

I love the sculpt and he makes a great roaming obstacle for Moonstone, trundling about and getting in everyone's way.

Might try to do the last of the IA stuff next. Just 4 clawdites and 2 Rhodians left to do! Remarkable.
Till then
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

I love that terrain piece! One of my favorite movies!

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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UK

Aphra looking great. Hope she does make the jump to TV eventually, it's refreshing to have a Han Solo type in SW that turns out not to have a heart of gold and is just straight up terrible... unless they've changed that in the recent stuff I've not read yet, in which case, shame.

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Love the piggy!

 
   
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Reading, Berks

 Paradigm wrote:
Aphra looking great. Hope she does make the jump to TV eventually, it's refreshing to have a Han Solo type in SW that turns out not to have a heart of gold and is just straight up terrible... unless they've changed that in the recent stuff I've not read yet, in which case, shame.


No, she's still a terrible terrible person out for herself. She's such a refreshing character to read and definitely one that would make a great spin off show (or at the very least an appearance as an older version in Mandalorian/Ahsoka). I'd love to see the droids make an appearance too

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Bacon and Pumpkins..... That's a thanksgiving tradition to be upheld in any part of the world. Nicely done

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.

Gitsplitta wrote:I love that terrain piece! One of my favorite movies!

Me too, many thanks, and it's nice to throwback to older stuff sometimes.
Paradigm wrote:Aphra looking great. Hope she does make the jump to TV eventually, it's refreshing to have a Han Solo type in SW that turns out not to have a heart of gold and is just straight up terrible... unless they've changed that in the recent stuff I've not read yet, in which case, shame.

No, she's pretty duplicitous still. A far more successful double-crosser than the lamentable DJ.

endtransmission wrote:
No, she's still a terrible terrible person out for herself. She's such a refreshing character to read and definitely one that would make a great spin off show (or at the very least an appearance as an older version in Mandalorian/Ahsoka). I'd love to see the droids make an appearance too

Yeah them gosh darn psycho droids would make great TV

Kid_Kyoto wrote:Love the piggy!

Oink! Loved doing it

Theophony wrote:Bacon and Pumpkins..... That's a thanksgiving tradition to be upheld in any part of the world. Nicely done

Wise words indeed

So, finishing up my Imperial Assault collection, we have first a couple of roguish Rhodians:

Decent sculpts, nice to paint.

And some clawdites (the Shapeshifter from episode 2)

Bit soft and rubbery in the detailing, but done nonetheless.

And now the bittersweet moment of a game "complete", all boxed, painted and ready to play whenever... Better start another game then eh
It's ok. I have a pile of Moonstone primed, FoFo built and ready to go, and all the Crisis Protocol too. I'll be fine
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

Nicely done on completing all of Imperial Assault! Not sure I've ever had the patience to finish painting everything for *anything*

   
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Affton, MO. USA

How do we know what a shapeshifter looks like? Maybe they look like Odo from DS9 in his puddle form. Besides Episode 2 doesn't exist , there are only episodes 4,5, and 6

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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Reading, Berks

 Theophony wrote:
How do we know what a shapeshifter looks like? Maybe they look like Odo from DS9 in his puddle form. Besides Episode 2 doesn't exist , there are only episodes 4,5, and 6


I think you mean Clone wars, Rebels, Solo, Rogue One, 4, 5, 6, Mandalorian

   
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Congrats on getting all your Imperial Assault stuff done!

   
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endtransmission wrote:Nicely done on completing all of Imperial Assault! Not sure I've ever had the patience to finish painting everything for *anything*

Not sure I have either lol
Theophony wrote:How do we know what a shapeshifter looks like? Maybe they look like Odo from DS9 in his puddle form. Besides Episode 2 doesn't exist , there are only episodes 4,5, and 6

I quite like episode 2 tbh for all its rubbish romance plotline (ducks)

endtransmission wrote:
I think you mean Clone wars, Rebels, Solo, Rogue One, 4, 5, 6, Mandalorian

Lol well said

aku-chan wrote:Congrats on getting all your Imperial Assault stuff done!

*bows in nerd* ta
Of course, now there's this to tackle:

My spray and foam have been eaten by the postal service, but my box of Champions and MCP GotG that I thought was locked in the (flooded) local post office turned up back at the central sorting office undamaged. Result!
Now I just need some primer...
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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Just catching up - Greedo is very nicely done!

   
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Green Bay, Wisconson

 inmygravenimage wrote:
endtransmission wrote:
Of course, now there's this to tackle:

My spray and foam have been eaten by the postal service, but my box of Champions and MCP GotG that I thought was locked in the (flooded) local post office turned up back at the central sorting office undamaged. Result!
Now I just need some primer...
Graven


More Shame.. though you do go through it way faster than most

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Reading, Berks

Well at least Champions doesn't need painting! I look forward to seeing your work on all the rest though.

   
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Wisconsin

I am just catching up too, lots of good things painted up. SW stuff looks really good, but that little porker and cart are my favorites.
   
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Solar_lion wrote:
More Shame.. though you do go through it way faster than most

True enough I've realised that in the box with the missing primer are also 2 more packs of figs (Gamora/Nebula, Ronan/Drax) cos I don't have enough to work on.
endtransmission wrote:Well at least Champions doesn't need painting! I look forward to seeing your work on all the rest though.

so true
Yorkright wrote: I am just catching up too, lots of good things painted up. SW stuff looks really good, but that little porker and cart are my favorites.

Cheers buddy! There's a lot to be said for just painting something totally random for the fun of it.

Well with the new Champions goodies we decided to try the Rise of the Red Skull campaign. The first scenario in the campaign is Crossbones, with Hydra, breaking into a SHIELD facility. We initially went for Ant Man, Spider Woman and Hawkeye and... promptly got massacred by Madame Hydra, who turned up as backup. It was brutal my youngest really didn't like Hawkeye - he's fragile and tricky to use, to be fair. So we restarted the campaign, switching out Cap for Hawkeye and THIS time saved the day (just) love that antman's card unfolds double size to be Giant, really fun switching mechanics - a bit like triple changers in Transformers TCG, but tbh better executed. He's my eldest's new favourite - and I've hardly managed to tear Gamora out of his hands since we got her. Great fun!

That doesn't mean that I haven't got on with the minis though. First up a couple of lovely walls from the lovely endtransmission .

I really enjoyed these, found them quite therapeutic. They'll make great scatter for Moonstone and other fantasy. And talking of Moonstone, I got another goblin in the bag!

The Mortician, along with his raven, whom I shall name Mortimer in honour of the children's books.

I must admit I simply love these figures, despite increasingly swearing off resin (other than home made).

Although slow and fragile, the Mortician's ability to resurrect any of your characters is enormously powerful

Plus, the Raven (as a promo card) enables you to do it at range.

He would normally be positioned on the Mortician's hat but I want to be able to use him as an independent model, so the AoS gravestone came in handy.
And whilst I don't normally share wips, especially just at the prime (ish) stage, I thought you might like to see what's up next:

One of the figures most like the stuff from Labyrinth is Ribald the troll, and I'm really looking forward to tackling him
Onwards!
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

The walls aren't showing? Really interested.to see how you painted them

   
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Mostly, on my phone.

Huh. Weird.


There we go.

Could've sworn I uploaded them. Ah well!

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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