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Made in ca
Cultist of Nurgle with Open Sores






 inmygravenimage wrote:
Sharp as feth very cool. Love her wings, fine looking lady.
I have no idea what feth is referring to, but I appreciate the compliment all the same. I find painting women to be tricky so it's nice to hear when I succeed in making one halfway good looking. The wings didn't take all that long since half of it was dry-brushing.

The Gevaudans went pretty well today. I've seen a couple other examples where people recreated the red line work on the top of their heads from the concept art, but free hand was never my strong suit so I just skipped that part. I also sleeved all 400 small cards which leaves just over 100 oversized cards to go.

I probably won't have a chance to actually start playing until Tuesday afternoon, but I'm looking forward to doing so.
I could use a day off from painting since I haven't taken one in probably 2 weeks, but I've been trying to take advantage of the slightly cool weather here while it lasts.
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Screaming into the void






Mostly, on my phone.

Feth is what dakka autocorrects sweary f word to . I like the way the green pops on the gevudan.

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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.
 
   
Made in ca
Cultist of Nurgle with Open Sores






 inmygravenimage wrote:
Feth is what dakka autocorrects sweary f word to . I like the way the green pops on the gevudan.
That's interesting, thanks for the clarification and the compliment as well.

This is a slightly bigger update than usual since I finished these water elementals, or Loa's as they're called, earlier and hadn't gotten around to posting them.
Then I dove into the game itself for several days and made some good progress despite misinterpreting a couple of the rules at the time. I included a shot of one of the early scenario's deployment.
Eventually I started running into unpainted enemies so it's back to painting I go, but I can't wait to delve deeper, especially since I finally got to a break in the fights that allowed me to spend my gold and re-equip everyone. Unfortunately an old, but very serious, back injury keeps me from playing too much at once since being slightly bent over for hours at a time really does me in.

I just completed these "Animates" last night which are my favorite minor enemies from act 1. Next on the docket are a pair of Earth Loa's.
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Made in gb
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Screaming into the void






Mostly, on my phone.

Love the water Loa and the animates are great! Especially the yellow, but both look ace.

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.
 
   
Made in ca
Cultist of Nurgle with Open Sores






 inmygravenimage wrote:
Love the water Loa and the animates are great! Especially the yellow, but both look ace.
Thanks for the words of encouragement. The yellow one helps tell them apart and later on in the story many of the monsters get stronger alternate versions, in this case yellow.

With that in mind here are the aforementioned Earth Loas with slightly altered colors as well. Being entirely rock makes them kind of boring visually, but I think the glow effect turned out okay.

If I can finish the trio of odd looking hounds then that's all the required enemies for the rest of Chapter 1 of Middara's story, but a big part of me wants to get it back out today to test out all my characters' shiny new gear.
There are 5 chapters total, but each one gets noticeably longer. Maybe a big part of that length could be different choices that branch out, but I don't know for sure yet.

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Made in ca
Cultist of Nurgle with Open Sores






I haven't gotten as much painted the last few days, but that's because I've been engrossed playing yet more Middara.
Now that I've made it to chapter 2, I'll be running into new enemies again so here are what are called Fragors.

They're disturbing insect things with what I assume are explosive bulbs which they shoot at you I guess. I just know there are tokens for them and it sounds like a tough opponent from what others have said.

Next on the list are the merc hounds which aren't my favorite design either, but after that are a couple of human characters which might be the first allies I'll run into.
One of them has sunglasses luckily, but I'm hoping the couple artist pens I ordered about a month ago will finally be arriving soon so I can get back to dotting eyes without so much trial and error.
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Made in gb
[DCM]
Screaming into the void






Mostly, on my phone.

Nice and creepy! Horrid little critters

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.
 
   
Made in gb
Calculating Commissar






Reading, Berks

Ah nice to see some Middara getting some love here, fantastic work on everything so far! I've not started on mine yet

   
Made in ca
Cultist of Nurgle with Open Sores






 endtransmission wrote:
Ah nice to see some Middara getting some love here, fantastic work on everything so far! I've not started on mine yet
Thanks a lot for the positive feedback endtransmission. I'm sure once you are able to play you will enjoy it. It's actually kind of addicting.
It's a lot of rules to keep track of when you're playing all 4 party members solo as I am, but of the several kickstarters I've received so far I'd say it has quickly become my favorite. I'm already looking forward to wave 2.

 inmygravenimage wrote:
Nice and creepy! Horrid little critters
Glad to see I'm continuing to keep you interested inmygravenimage. They're not the most complex of paint jobs, but I think you'll enjoy this next guy.

He's the first ally available to finally add some fresh blood to my burgeoning party, Padric. He's the local barkeep/ blacksmith and I'm pretty pleased with how he turned out.

I should also note that I've started to try out a new brand of varnish which, so far, seems to be working okay. I always take my pictures before varnishing so it's only noticeable on my end, but hopefully it will continue to perform because it still greatly annoys me how much my original kind tended to muddle the colors.
Continuing with some more good news, my replacement pair of artist pens arrived just in time for my next human character. Thankfully she is wearing an eyepatch so that one should go fairly quickly once I get to it.

I also completed my three merc hounds I guess, but I didn't even bother posting them because they turned out too dark to notice much of the detail and they're probably my least favorite models out of the the whole game to begin with.
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Made in gb
[DCM]
Screaming into the void






Mostly, on my phone.

Great skin tones and really dig the shades B)

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.
 
   
Made in gb
Calculating Commissar






Reading, Berks

 nerull wrote:
 endtransmission wrote:
Ah nice to see some Middara getting some love here, fantastic work on everything so far! I've not started on mine yet
Thanks a lot for the positive feedback endtransmission. I'm sure once you are able to play you will enjoy it. It's actually kind of addicting.
It's a lot of rules to keep track of when you're playing all 4 party members solo as I am, but of the several kickstarters I've received so far I'd say it has quickly become my favorite. I'm already looking forward to wave 2.


I'm about 4 missions into the game itself, also solo, I've just not painted anything. I only stopped playing because I needed to get a redlight torch as I couldn't read anything through those little red bits of plastic. So far it's a great game and I'm looking forward to seeing how the story pans out across the rest of this box and the other bits from the campaign!
   
Made in ca
Cultist of Nurgle with Open Sores






 endtransmission wrote:
I'm about 4 missions into the game itself, also solo, I've just not painted anything. I only stopped playing because I needed to get a redlight torch as I couldn't read anything through those little red bits of plastic. So far it's a great game and I'm looking forward to seeing how the story pans out across the rest of this box and the other bits from the campaign!
Oh, well then it gets even better from there. It's starting to get pretty challenging at the part that I'm at, but the story really does draw you in. I find it takes some really strong lighting to make the hidden bits readable, which I don't have much of at my place.

 inmygravenimage wrote:
Great skin tones and really dig the shades B)
I'm glad you dig him. I don't always bother with the second skin highlight, but he was looking too tanned without it.

This next lovely lady is the villain, Aisling, whom I'll have to face off against in a daring boss fight once I work up the courage to see what's in store. I won't spoil anything, but it sounds like an interesting setup. The last picture is taken using my sister's phone. It zooms in a lot more, but for some reason it really throws off what the colors look like.
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Made in gb
[DCM]
Screaming into the void






Mostly, on my phone.

That looks very kawaii/bubblegum - spot on. Not my sort of aesthetic, but looks great. Don't envy you the stripes!

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.
 
   
Made in ca
Cultist of Nurgle with Open Sores






 inmygravenimage wrote:
That looks very kawaii/bubblegum - spot on. Not my sort of aesthetic, but looks great. Don't envy you the stripes!
Thanks, and I don't normally go for anything with an anime art style, but the story and gameplay more than make up for it. It's even starting to have branching narratives that make me want to pick the other option on another playthrough at some indeterminate time in the future. Actually the stripes weren't that bad since they're sculpted in.

As for new stuff this will be just a short update for today. It's my first of 6 large models for the game, the Corpse Collector, but since it's mainly just a mass of tentacles it basically looks the same from every angle.
I added some bright green dots to the green on his base afterwards to look more like a bubbly sludge, but other than that he is as pictured.
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Made in gb
[DCM]
Screaming into the void






Mostly, on my phone.

That's a nasty creepy grabby bugger. Looks ace

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.
 
   
Made in gb
Calculating Commissar






Reading, Berks

I know what you mean about anime figures, I don't normally go for that style either, but it's fun. If lighting is an issue for you, I picked up a cheap red light torch like this one. It removes the need for the little bit of plastic and makes it really easy to read

   
Made in ca
Cultist of Nurgle with Open Sores






 endtransmission wrote:
I know what you mean about anime figures, I don't normally go for that style either, but it's fun. If lighting is an issue for you, I picked up a cheap red light torch like this one. It removes the need for the little bit of plastic and makes it really easy to read
Thanks for the recommendation. I get by okay with the decoder for now, but that's a very reasonably priced alternative especially if I ever lose/ damage it.

 inmygravenimage wrote:
That's a nasty creepy grabby bugger. Looks ace
Thanks I appreciate that, especially considering that like a lot of my other Middara models I didn't spend that much time on him, but despite my relatively rapid progress there's always more to do.

With that being said here is another somewhat quick paintjob for what are called Blighted Terrors, one of my favorite enemy designs from the game next to the Animates. I think that just leaves another 14 or so models left in the core game.

I'm particularly looking forward to the Soul Butcher, but I don't know how much more story I'll have to make it through before I face him.
The included mini for him is by far the ugliest in the game to the point where parts of the sculpt look unfinished. His giant oversized weapon looks dull and cartoonish, as does what appears to be a chef's hat (although I'm guessing it was meant to be a bone?). With that being the case I will be using it as an excuse to replace him with a much more aesthetically pleasing, albeit a tad shorter, proxy from Creature Caster.

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Made in ca
Cultist of Nurgle with Open Sores






I'm back from another day's painting, but this time I decided to switch things up. I gave in and ordered Creature Caster's just released Trickster model, and that reminded me how long it has been since I've worked on any of their stuff.

So, here is my first of a pair of their Matriarchs of Ecstasy I have, the Siren. It's a bit risque and more than a little disturbing once you realize that the giant worm seems to be growing out of her back, but I'm pleased with how she turned out.
She was originally a limited edition figure that was only available at events like Gencon and such, but eventually they put her on the webstore.
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Made in gb
[DCM]
Screaming into the void






Mostly, on my phone.

Saucy really love your colour choices.

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.
 
   
Made in ca
Cultist of Nurgle with Open Sores






 inmygravenimage wrote:
Saucy really love your colour choices.
Thanks a lot inmygravenimage. I debated what colors to go with for a little while, but am glad I settled on the light purple and flesh.
I have another much bigger demon which is similarly scantily clad from the same company called the Spider Demon that has long been only half painted, and another one that dwarfs them both called the Queen of Ecstasy. The latter is such a huge project that I haven't found the time to devote to it yet. I figure it would take about 2 months or so.

After finishing the Siren I was in the mood to paint another resin from Creature Caster, so here is the aforementioned one I am replacing the goofy looking Soul Butcher from Middara with. I didn't get the original out of the box for a comparison shot, but trust me when I say the replacement is much better, and putting him on a 50mm base matches him in game perfectly.

I'm not sure what I'll paint next. I should get my Living Oblation done so I can continue playing Middara, but I just haven't been feeling the model, so I may do another 75mm from Limbo or something else entirely.
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Made in gb
[DCM]
Screaming into the void






Mostly, on my phone.

Looks cool. Don't feel obliged to paint things, that way burnout lies. Posting what you want, when you want.

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.
 
   
Made in ca
Cultist of Nurgle with Open Sores






 inmygravenimage wrote:
Looks cool. Don't feel obliged to paint things, that way burnout lies. Posting what you want, when you want.
Thanks for reminding me of that inmygravenimage. I was already leaning in that direction, but it helps to have a bit of a push at times.

This one dates back to the first kickstarter I ever pledged on in the fledgling days of Creature Caster's creation. I still have a few left from that batch, but without further ado here is the Pincer Demon.

He was a relatively quick job considering his impressive size, 6 inches to the top his raised pincer, which you can see from the plague marine for comparison. I had originally painted his flesh a pale blue, but didn't like the look of it and switched over to a more traditional flesh tone shortly after.
There are a couple things still left to touch up, namely a gap under his throat and the fact that I lost track of my 60mm bases has prevented me from adding one yet, but he turned out okay I suppose.

I just received Creature Caster's newest addition to their line in the post, the Trickster, but he's interesting enough to skip to the head of the line. I'll see how much of him I can assemble and still provide the best angles for painting.
Unfortunately I had thought I'd lost my other Matriarch of Ecstasy so I had ordered a replacement to fill out my order, and of course promptly found the original one the day after the order shipped. She's one of their cheapest models, but I'm still pissed at myself for not being better organized.

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Made in gb
[DCM]
Screaming into the void






Mostly, on my phone.

Lovely skin tones there, nice job, and the purple is suitably lush

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.
 
   
Made in ca
Cultist of Nurgle with Open Sores






 inmygravenimage wrote:
Lovely skin tones there, nice job, and the purple is suitably lush
I'm happy you're happy with the results. After looking back on him, I shouldn't have rushed him, but I'm much more pleased with how this next one ended up.

It's another 75mm from Limbo: Eternal War called Shyale, a druidess. I actually would have finished sooner, but I had to take a few days off because I got my second Covid vaccine and I was feeling both a lot of discomfort and fatigue. Seem to be okay now though.
I picked her to work on because Limbo was recently having another kickstarter which offered more 75mm figures in addition to the core game, so I wanted to finish a bit more of what I had by them before investing further.
Unfortunately they had to postpone and regroup until September because the funding level wasn't were it needed to be, but that's fine for me since it gives me another month to save up.
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Made in ca
Cultist of Nurgle with Open Sores






After taking a break from painting Middara for the last few models I finally came back around to work on the Middara model I had been putting off, the Living Oblation.

Unfortunately there isn't much time left in the summer in which to delve back into the game, but at least now I have enough done to play a couple more scenarios the next time I get a chance. Looking ahead a bit, there are only a couple more models required for all of chapter 3 if I can manage that much.
Hopefully I'll be getting a tracking email for the Valentine's day resins I ordered from the Middara webstore soon.
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