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Subject: Re:Syro's projects: Painting 40k and D&D miniatures
I'm close to finishing another squad of ork boyz, but I admit that I am starting to lose steam with painting all of them. I took a break from orks and painted my goblins back up for tabletop use.
How they used to look
You might remember from earlier on this page how I had stripped my goblin minis, and how many had fallen apart
Also this is what they looked like a few years ago, when I first made them.
I may move on away from orks soon, even though it is still Orktober. I have felt excited by the idea of preparing some under-se encounters for Dungeons & Dragons. I started making some sand covered ruins on an old CD, and can finally base my "marine nose" sculpture from last year. While was I gluing sand, I decided that I should put sand on a terrain piece that I started in 2017, while I was at it.
With Orktober coming to an end, here is a shot of all of the painted orks in my collection. I'm not going to get anymore done for a while, I expect. I don't know if I will do any special crafting for Tanksgiving as I'm exciting about making some stuff for D&D.
I think there is somewhere between 80-90 orks in this picture. 48 of which were painted or repainted in the last two months or so.
@Meer_Cat: Sadly life has a tendency to do that. In your case, life seems to channel its rage through your apartment. I'm looking forward to when you have more hobby time.
@Captain Brown: Thanks CB @Ezki: Thanks Ezki, I do enjoy looking at the finished models. I'm excited to make underwater encounters for D&D. I'm trying to craft everything in the undersea encounters table in the Dungeon Master's Guide.
Painting Total as of 11/30/2021: 104 plus an iron golem and five spider nests and all the obstacles for Dreadball Xtreme and four trapdoors and a cauldron and some teleport disks and three SF buildings and some resin barricades!
Painting Total as of 12/26/2020: 185 plus two mechs and the Throne of Bone
Subject: Syro's projects: Painting 40k and D&D miniatures
@JoshInJapan: Thanks Josh, and yes the move phase can take a while. I play pretty low key, so it's measure the farthest forward ork, then eyeball the rest of the movement, or even shove forward the rest in a pile if I'm impatient
@theCrowe: Thanks theCrowe. There's a decent number, but I'm surprised that there actually isn't too many monsters. Just two types of sharks, two types of evil merfolk, good merfolk, a sea hag, a giant octopus, and a storm giant. So coupled with all the terrain, those are the things I'll be working on.
Because of how much undersea terrain and minis I will be making, I decided to throw together a little display area (still WIP) for when I photograph them. It's hard to ever have any of my hobby area clean enough for photos. I also started sculpting some sharks, a fish, and a lot of kelp/seaweed style scatter today, so I put them in the display area.
That looks fantastic and it isn't even painted yet!
A phrase I grew up hearing as a boy was 'fear the man with one rifle, for he knows how to use it;. Every time I see you push the envelope of what can be done with a hot glue gun it reminds me of this. You look for ways to accomplish what you want beginning with the use of the hot glue gun- not using hot glue as an adjunct to getting to the goal.
"He fears his fate too much, or his desserts are small, who will not put it to a single touch; to win- or lose- it all."
Subject: Syro's projects: Painting 40k and D&D miniatures
The pumpkin is a new sculpt, the rest is old, but I wanted to show a little Halloween scene (and I didn't have time to finish painting a new mini)
@Meer_Cat: Thanks so much Meer, I've very happy with how well the undersea terrain is looking so far. I will strive to not disappoint with my hot glue gun
@theCrowe: There actually is a giant octopus at least, I had forgotten about it. I was considering an electric eel, but that kungfu-shrimp you mentioned is tempting
Thanks Viterbi I'm almost done with what I originally planned for Halloween, but didn't have enough time. I'm looking forward to continuing the undersea stuff as well. I hope to play a game using them.
I had originally planned to have this finished a few weeks before Halloween to use as a decoration. Then I pushed to have it done to post on the day of Halloween. Neither happened. But I have finally finished painting the Reaper Bones V Overgourd:
@KernelTerror: heh heh, thanks. Alot of people have been saying that Reaper wanted to make a beholder without getting in trouble for using D&D's IP, so they made this.
@brushcommando: Thanks I'm quite happy with how it turned out. And yeah, I think the name Reaper gave it is clever too. And welcome to the blog.
@Ezki: Thanks Ezki I'm glad after these years the pumpkincrow still looks good.
I recently finished basing and painting this oil drum scatter.
This most recent piece has been sitting as oil drums cast out of hot glue sitting on a bare piece of foamcore since 2017. I started making it at the same time as my first LoER contest piece (pictured on the left)
Since I had the sand out a few weeks ago, I also finally based my undersea nose sculpture from Sculptember 2020, and made the new piece on the left. The broken edges of the pillar are excess from resin pours that a friend of mine did. He said he hope I could find a use for them. From the nice texture, I'm guessing it was poured onto crumpled aluminum foil?
Last up, I am planning on painting these four Reaper Christmas themed miniatures.
I haven't made enough progress on the Christmas dragon minis to post, but I have begun working on them. I have also been painting more of my Reaper Bones V Kickstarter minis. I finished these three today.
@Viterbi: Thanks And agreed about both the unusual sculpt that Reaper made and about not liking cabbage.
@theCrowe: Thanks I tried to paint the leaves of the cabbage like I was using contrast paint but basing in white and then watering down my green. It worked better than I expected, and to be honest it's not great but better than it looks in the photos.