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California the Southern

Well I managed to take a good chunk out of my right ring finger the other night while I was cleaning out a closet, and after my daughter demanded to "heal" me (by putting a giant bright pink Hello Kitty band aid on it), my ability to hold a paintbrush correctly is somewhat limited.

Nevertheless, I've been trying to work on my big giant Skaven stuff. Both Boneripper and my proxy Abomination are seeing a lot of progress, the Abomination especially. It's got its base coats done, base is textured and started to get detailed, and now it's time to clean it up and put more highlight work into it. Not that you can tell from the poor lighting.



I really love that Banebeast Rat Abomination though. I have some credit with Mierce's webstore, and may end up getting one of their Vermin Lord stand-ins while I'm at it. At least if I don't end up with a Forge World Exalted Vermin Lord first.

Funny thing is that for an army of little rat men, I have an awful lot of very big things for them.

Also trying to finish up one of my Nephilim Bloodseers.



I'm thinking I'm going to start painting up some of my Bones scenery once I finish my current batch of stuff. A big brush and a bottle of grey paint ought to do a good job of getting it started.


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Fixture of Dakka






Wiltshire, UK

Those big Skaven dudes look great.

I didn't know they did bones scenery, hmm off to ebay I go..

   
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Illinois

That putrid skaven mount takes the cheese for this update

Neat stuff all around but I can't help fixating on that horrible monstrosity. Mushroom man with the axes is funny too, looks like he's ready to commit fungicide.

 
   
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California the Southern

That rat thing looks WAY worse in person.

Camera didn't bring out all the browns, pinks, reds, and purples to make all the sores, pus, welts, and wounds stand out. It really is nasty, and I didn't even do that good of job on it compared to some of the stuff I've seen online.

Come to think of it, I think I've got a Lightning Cannon and a Doomwheel in the box down in my garage. I may have to dig those out and build those after I finish my other Skaven stuff.

I think if I actually used them in an official Age of Sigmar game I wouldn't really be able to put much else on the table!

I keep looking at these new giant rats that Reaper did in the last Bones kickstarter, and I keep trying to figure out how to turn them into mounts for Skaven.



It's a crummy image to be sure, but it gets the idea across. Maybe playing with some greenstuff, leftover skaven bits, and possibly doing some cutting on the legs at least of some older skaven, I could probably get myself some rat cavalry for Kings of War. Hmmm....

I'm also thinking of using this hound aberration or whatever it's called from Darklands as some sort of Skaven mount, if the doggy will allow it.



That one might make a better mount for a warlord or engineer. With the right colors it might not even look that much dog like anymore too. I don't really plan on doing anything with the Ysians for Darklands anyways, they can sacrifice it to those filthy rats (who the Ysians are supposed to be allied with in Darklands anyways).

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Illinois

Hmm interesting choices. I noticed I had giant rats in bones 2 as well, though I'll probably just paint them up for misc D&D-ish purposes.

Those mega-rat ogres are pretty cool, sorry to hear about the massive self inflicted injury, at least the little one is supportive

 
   
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California the Southern

Fingers healed up now at least.

Brain not so much, now that I have to go back to work. Students are wiping me out on a daily basis so far.

For my last hurrah before school started, I went down to the hobby shop a few freeways over since they've got a good selection of lots of stuff (Brookurst Hobbyies).

Brookhurst still seems to have a few Confrontation kits laying around for reasonable prices, and I've really enjoyed their dwarfs, so I figured I'd pick up some crossbowmen for Frostgrave, and maybe one of the cavalry guys.

I ended up with a lot more than that.



So as we were trying to figure out what to actually purchase, Barzam and I spied the clearance bins. I love clearance bins, just due to the completely random nature of what you can find inside (Hello Chronopia!).

I found a few French Confrontation figures all knocked down to a buck or two. I went and asked at the counter if that deal was on all the French figures, the clerk said yeah, so I walked out with about 15 metal figures for a little over 20 bucks, including two rather heavy Wolfen figures.

Started in on the orcs. Will photograph later. Got distracted by this stuff showing up.



Kingdom Death and Troll Outpost figures. I've been waiting a while on those Troll Outpost guys! I had to swap out one from my origianl KS pledge since they still haven't bothered casting him. Happy with the Fimir replacement guy though.

If only these had arrived a few weeks sooner, when I had time to paint them! Alas.

Looks like tomorrow I get my Miniature Market sale stuff... grass basing and a bunch of Krosmaster figures.

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California

What the hell? How'd you get some of your Kingdom Death before me!? Argh! You suck!

   
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I cannot decide if the FLG stores near you tremble in fear or rub their hands with glee when they see you and Barzam approaching!

A very nice haul there, and at an extra nice price.

Are the Kingdom Death figures as nice in the flesh as they appear to be?

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California the Southern

I'm sure the local shops don't mind us coming. We tend to clear out whatever random odds and ends they've got (which is basically anything not GW or PP).

We're both already planning another trip soon to clear out what we missed the first time around- mostly Confrontation Goblins for me, probably AE WWII stuff for Barzam.

The Kingdom Death stuff is nice. I'm very hesitant to go to work on it. I'll start in earnest on it tonight.

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Illinois

Man that kickstarter ran ages ago... Can't believe you're still just now getting stuff.

Nice clearance bins. None of the stores in driving distance of me have those. A couple of clearance shelves bug its not the same thing. MM has a lot too but 2 hours is hardly local.

I have some crazy necroskellelicheton from that french game. Never found a way to paint him that I liked.

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California the Southern

Yeah, Troll Outpost is still actually waiting on a few sculpts from that Kickstarter. I don't know what the deal is.

I finally got fed up and contacted them, asking to swap out one of the figures they were waiting on for something I knew they were already selling. Bam! Got it within a couple of weeks.

I know I'm not the only one still waiting on stuff either.

Having the Kingdom Death stuff in hand, I now regret not getting more. I mean, I got a fair amount, but I really enjoyed putting them together. Even attempted to put some paint on the Link- inspired Messenger.

Can't wait to do the Berserk guy though. Guy was nearly 20 pieces, and with his billowy cape, scarf, swords, and gear all decked out, he cuts quite the character. Gets me excited to think what I can do with the armor sets I'll be getting with the actual game and all the expansions.


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Apologies. Pictures are a bit out of focus/ clarity and kind of zoomed in a bit too much.


Started in on base coats to the Messenger of Courage.



Finished up ANOTHER Stonehaven figure. This time it's a Half- Orc Pistoleer.



The ornamentation on her tunic is contrasting a bit too much with her belt buckles and stuff. May need to do them in silver or grey instead. She's one of the last few Stonehaven figures I have currently. I still have two of the Tengu, who I'll probably get around to at a later date. I want to finish some of the stuff I've already started first!

Most likely I will pick up a few more Stonehaven figures between now and when their Halflings ship. Not that I probably won't end up with a few dozen halflings, but whatever...

Also got some of the basing materials I wanted from Miniature Market's summer sale.



The grass stuff looks a lot nicer in person. Mushrooms need something to grow on, right? One of my kids thought I went outside and cut the grass and glued it on.

My wife thought it would have been easier and cheaper to just use the leftover leaves after she makes tea. Probably would have made them smell nice!

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Melbourne .au

The Skaven stuff looks very cool, and amazing score on the Rackham models as well.

The Stonehaven stuff often has a ton of character as well. I've only painted a couple of my own ones so far, so it's always great to see more on the go.

   
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Awesome Confrontation score. Nice KD model, too. It's really happening.
   
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Fixture of Dakka






Wiltshire, UK

The Mushrooms look good with the new basing flock

Really like that Messenger of Courage model. looks really nice.

   
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California the Southern

I've got about 20+ figures all sitting around on my table waiting for me to finish them.

In the hustle and bustle of the weekend I attempted to do that.

Naturally I had to start with the new freshness though,and wrap up the Kingdom Death stuff.

One thing I realized I hadn't tried photographing before is this one goblin from Mantic. I love this guy! I'm trying to dump most of my greenskins, but this guy is staying. He's got this look on his face like he's all innocent, pointing to the real bad guys, all the while pulling a blade out from behind him. Sneaky git.



Here he is hanging out with the finished Messenger of Courage, who looks like she doesn't have a face now due to the crappy resolution on my photos.



Here she is also with her newly finished friend the Messenger of Humanity.



Looking at him now, he doesn't really remind me of Guts so much. At least not since I've painted him. Too much actual color on him. You can't notice it but he still has his metallic arm.

I'm thinking now I probably should have put a different color on the inside of his cape, for a bit of contrast. Not a big deal, but I kept him pretty simplistic paint- wise. The red billowing from under his cloak is actually a scarf.

Stopped by local FLGS for some primer and some matte finish. Found a Skaven poison globardier for 5 bucks. New. Sure! Only deal was his blade had snapped, so I need to repair that.

Also got the new Obavnik Zerkova from Warmachine. Mostly just for the two reaver guys that go with her, but it should be an interesting challenge painting up Zerkova as well.

Hopefully my Mantic box of stuff shows up this week. Preferrably with the right stuff for once...

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Illinois

I think not-link is more Iconic than not-guts. Seems to track as link is generally more Iconic than guts anyway. Still cool that someone made a model for Guts. Did they have a Griffith? I'm not sure I'd want that much creepy in my collection but its still a curiosity

Great stuff as usual!

 
   
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Melbourne .au

I agree with Grim. I have no idea who Guts is, but I picked FemBoobCosplayLink as soon as I saw her.

   
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California

Aw, come on Azazel. Berserk is like, the single biggest influence to Kingdom Death. I don't think there was a Griffith though. Shame, somewhat of a missed opportunity, there. Whenever my messengers arrive, I'm going to shoot for a proper Black Knight Guts look on him.

I still have no clue which Messengers I got though. I think I might've gotten all of them except The First Messenger/Ayla from Chrono Trigger. If I got him, Kamina/Messenger of the Spiral should be interesting to paint.

   
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Affton, MO. USA

I skipped the whole KD:M thing, but now wonder if they would form a nice Slaanesh army for his/her/it's return in AOS.

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

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Illinois

Sheesh, I may have backed it for some of these homage/tribute/knock-off/parody characters. Had I know. But I would have been pissy about how long it's taken for sure.

At any rate, thanks for sharing

 
   
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California the Southern

I'm kind of surprised nobody has gotten around to making more Berserk style homages.

A company like Tales of War, who seems to thrive on making all kinds of pop culture/ video game homages ought to get on the ball doing Guts. Preferably in his armor.

Speaking of Tales of War, I think it's high time I start working on their Death from Darksiders knock- off.

Question is, do I do it like the in- game version primarily in blues, or do it like on the packaging, using lots of reds instead? Both versions look cool.

Still debating whether I inevitably get the War figure they made to go with him.

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...so I've got a bunch of greenskins on ebay I'm trying to unload. Never been a huge fan of orcs and goblins.

So what do I do?

Buy more greenskins and start painting them, naturally!



That's a Reaper Iconic Warpriest for Pathfinder hanging out with a pair of dollar a piece Rackham Jackal Warriors. I really like those Jackals, which is funny, because as I said, not a huge fan of greenskins per say. That guy on the left is awesome. What a vet- missing an arm, a leg, and an eye, stitched up... dude's just a tough looking SOB.

Both of them have some awesome 70s mutton chops rocking their chomps as well. As I try to get rid of my orcs, I find myself scouring ebay for more Confrontation ones. The Behemoth faction Orcs are some of the coolest I've seen. Way different feel than the typical GW style.


I'm really tempted by the big living legend guy, Shaka Morkhai.


Not sure how big the guy is though. If he's about Wolfen size (which I'm guessing he is, considering he's a boxed set), I might bite the bullet and try to track him down. Anyone know?

In the meantime, I also wrapped up this guy, who started life green but has come around to seeing red.


A Bones Ogre I bought ages ago. I think he fits in well with my GW ones. He's a bit bigger than my Mantic guys though.

Started working on this guy now.


Obviously needs to finish getting the base ready. Next step is to get a bit more contrast in his skin color (plus he kind of blends in with the wall behind him). I think this is the first Wolfen I've actually purchased. May not be the first painted, but I've had him for a few years now. Glad to see him finally getting his proper dues.

Unfortunately my rats are getting upset that they're being neglected, especially so close to being finished. Going to be lame and base that giant rat mount with some grass and call it a day with him, and then it's off to seal all my big stuff. Hopefully they'll be done by this weekend.

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Well... seems I ended up finding a Shaka Morkhai for a reasonable price, and ended up ordering him. Should be a fun challenge to paint nicely.

I scrapped together a few hundred dollars worth of stuff to take to the hobby shop yesterday. I'm sure if I could be arsed to sell it on ebay I would have made a significant amount more.

Everything was priced cheap enough that I know it'll move quickly, especially since the bulk of it was painted stuff- some I've shown here, a lot I haven't. The question is whether I will blow it all in credit at the store or take the cash for a spin or two online. Online I can blow it on stuff like Darklands, but store credit can get wasted on big ticket Age of Sigmar goodies I don't want to pay my own cash for. Decisions, decisions....

Somehow ended up with a few more portly Khadorians. Why do I need fat Khador troops when I have no intention of playing them, and when I sold almost all of my Khador stuff off? I'm not sure! Will post who's who tonight when I have a chance to prime them. Yesterday there was no free time to play with spray cans outside, as I had to take care of a lot of house- related stuff.

I did manage to squeeze in some painting on this thing.



He's a Ysian Aberrant hound from one of the Darkland kickstarters. Don't even remember which sadly...

Not sure what to do with him either. He looks like he's been skinned, so I tried to come up with a good raw muscle color. Other than the armor plates and stuff like his teeth and claws, not sure what else to do with him. He'll still probably end up hanging with my Skaven. Maybe put some Skaven symbols on him? Cut some brands into his hide? I dunno.

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California

Is that a pink or a red basecoat you used on it? I'd recommend bringing it up to a lighter shade of pink, then hit it with a Carrbourg Crimson wash. That should give it more of an exposed muscle look. I think using a purple wash over the current shade might not look bad either.

   
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Melbourne .au

Nice work on those Rackham orcs - they look really good. I'd also second Barzam's advice for the flayed dog-thing, though I'd go quite diluted with the purple washes.

   
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Wolfen. Personal favorites. Your mini collection is a thing of beauty.
   
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California the Southern

Two headed skin dog started super girly pink, got a nice reddish wash, looked like a plague dog from Deadzone, got a redder wash, and ended up with his current color scheme. A bit of purple might help. Maybe a very light pink highlighting or drybrushing?

I've really enjoyed painting that Wolfen. Will definitely be on the lookout for more. I've got a few more that need priming, and a fair amount of Devourers as well that will be good to go soon.

My hope is this Labor Day to clear out as much of the French Confrontation as the store that still has it is willing to let me walk out with, especially if it's as cheap as it was last time.

I passed on a bunch of greenskins, and after painting those Jackals (and ordering their big guy), I can't help but feel like I need to go pick up the rest of them at the store.

I really like the Confronation Orcs. Was never a big fan of GW's, and unfortunately that seems to be the prevailing style of tabletop guys for the most part.

Guess I'll keep my eyes peeled for Drakerys' orcs once they hit retail.




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I totally forgot about Drakery's, having just read their latest KS update they say that backers may well get their pledges before the year is out so I guess retail may be ready before 2016. Their dragon is cool too.

I agree with Barzam's Carroburg crimson call, that wash is a godsend.

The Not-Link and Reaper/Rackham Orcs look great.

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Sterling, Virginia

Man, so jealous of all the Rackham loot!


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California the Southern

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Man, so jealous of all the Rackham loot!


If you think that's bad, wait until Monday, if all goes according to keikaku...

If they let me, I will quite literally buy up any and all kits I can if they're still a buck or two a pack. Will also grab some of that red wash you guys mentioned.



[RANT]

I was all set to go and prime stuff yesterday... until I ended up having to shadow the exterminator as he went to war against the spider kingdom.

We had defeated the vanguard force weeks prior, their units consisting of mostly orb weaver troops and a smattering of elite brown widows. Since it was an ambush we wiped out their forces and it was a major route.

With the intense heat of the last few weeks, their troops began serious preparations for a major offensive. Most of the orb weavers had been defeated, with a vast strike force of brown widows laying in wait.
It was a massacre. Bodies everywhere, big and small, young and old, lay in the wake of the destruction the exterminator wrought upon them. We brought in the siege equipment and smashed their fortifications, elaborate webs almost the size of a grown man, intricate webwork that had taken generations to build, all gone in the span of a moment.

It was glorious. I hope they all rot in hell, widows.

I did get around to painting me some dwarf buttocks. Since Dakka is a family site, we'll go with a more family- friendly view. It's a start- there's a lot to go.



Had some leftover paint from doing these guys' base coats, so I began work on the dreaded mushrom 'chuks.


Also finished up my giant rat beast behemoth thing. All that was left? His crotch. I'll save Dakka from having to view drybrushed rat genital hair.


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