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Japan

It's been slow going this month, but I managed to finish the Jacks for a Z'zor team for Dreadball:


The three on the left are identical, and the other two, er, are not. For whatever reason, the photo looks washed out-- IRL you can see the shading work I did. These models won't win any awards, but they'll work just fine as gaming pieces. Also, I'm starting to put together my entry for the latest LoER entry. Here are the raw materials:



In Rangers of Shadow Deep, there is a monster called a Dark Root, a sort of immobile carnivorous plant. I envision it as something like a Triffid. The Orangina bottle will be the trunk, and the palm fronds (not all of them) will help cover the neck of the bottle.

In addition to the Dark Root, I have the Z'zor Strikers assembled and basecoated. Hopefully they'll go faster than the Jacks did.

Now showing, another completed Dreadball team, and a big 'mech!




Painting Total as of 3/18/2020: 50 plus two mechs

Painting total as of 12/24/2019: 138 plus a wooden bridge and gnoll encampment and 36 pieces of Mantic scatter terrain and three fly holes and three farm buildings and a fire pit and two hills.


 
   
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Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

Nice looking bugs there sir! I may be slightly fond of Dreadball...

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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Japan

 inmygravenimage wrote:
Nice looking bugs there sir! I may be slightly fond of Dreadball...


My favorite game of the last ten years is Frostgrave and its variants, but Dreadball is a close second. It plays fast, it's pretty well balanced, and you don't need a ton of models. What's not to love?

Now showing, another completed Dreadball team, and a big 'mech!




Painting Total as of 3/18/2020: 50 plus two mechs

Painting total as of 12/24/2019: 138 plus a wooden bridge and gnoll encampment and 36 pieces of Mantic scatter terrain and three fly holes and three farm buildings and a fire pit and two hills.


 
   
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Mekboy Hammerin' Somethin'





USA

Wow, that's high praise. I try to stick to a small number of game systems but a lot of people here on Dakka (yourself include Josh) make that hard

   
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Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

Dreadball is my absolute go-to, easily my favourite new game of the last 5 years certainly.

Are you on the Facebook group, the Dreadball Fanatics?

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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Japan

Syro: Dreadball is less of a wargame and more of a boardgame with miniatures. It's not quite as time- and resource-intensive as most other games.

graven: I am a member, but I don't think I've ever posted anything. I should probably at least share what I've painted.

Now showing, another completed Dreadball team, and a big 'mech!




Painting Total as of 3/18/2020: 50 plus two mechs

Painting total as of 12/24/2019: 138 plus a wooden bridge and gnoll encampment and 36 pieces of Mantic scatter terrain and three fly holes and three farm buildings and a fire pit and two hills.


 
   
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Ragin' Ork Dreadnought






Perth, Australia

Just finished my "skim" through. The nostalgia is thick for those old Chaos models Looking forward to keeping up with your more recent endeavours.

   
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 Arakasi wrote:
Just finished my "skim" through. The nostalgia is thick for those old Chaos models Looking forward to keeping up with your more recent endeavours.


Thanks for looking. I have a lot of love for those old Chaos models as well. They were my first WHFB army way back when, and I still have a soft spot for models of that era. That said, here are some much more recent models:


Here we have the strikers for the Z'zor dreadball team. Rules-wise, the jacks are actually superior to these guys, but the strikers are more reliable for scoring. Next up:

The guy on the left is a guard, the guy on the right is a keeper. Keepers only appear in league play, so I'll most likely only ever use this guy as a guard. Here's the whole team together:



I have two more jack bodies, but they didn't come with the appropriate arms. Instead, I have a couple of sets of claws like the guards have. If/when I get around to them, I'll paint them up as bugmen to go along with the Mi-go models I've had lying around. Next up, some models I got in a Kickstarter a few years back:




These four are Maidens of the Dragon, which is also the title of a KS project I backed a few years ago. The finished models look pretty good at arm's length, but quite terrible in these extreme close-up photos. Also, here's a Bad Squiddo modlel:


This is Jarl Latherga, from the Shieldmaidens line. Again, the model looks much better IRL than in these photos. Finally, a little WIP for my LoER entry:



I put down a layer of filler on a CD, and started adding roots made of air-dry clay. I hope to use the texture of the bottle, but that's dependent of getting the clay to transition smoothly. Also shown are two plastic flowers that come packaged with thin-sliced beef for Korean BBQ. They have a sort of Georgia O'Keefe look to them, which seems appropriate for a Triffid.

Next up, some models which I didn't know that I needed until I saw them. Until then, comments and criticism are welcome and encouraged.

Now showing, another completed Dreadball team, and a big 'mech!




Painting Total as of 3/18/2020: 50 plus two mechs

Painting total as of 12/24/2019: 138 plus a wooden bridge and gnoll encampment and 36 pieces of Mantic scatter terrain and three fly holes and three farm buildings and a fire pit and two hills.


 
   
Made in gb
Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

Lovely, lovely colours on your Z'zor there. Just a thought, you'll want prone markers, why not use the spare bodies as those?

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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Japan

I have a couple of prone markers that came with the team, but I got tired of all that green. I'll have to knock those out soon.

Also, aren't prone markers only really needed in DBX? In regular DB, I just lay the model on its side.

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Now showing, another completed Dreadball team, and a big 'mech!




Painting Total as of 3/18/2020: 50 plus two mechs

Painting total as of 12/24/2019: 138 plus a wooden bridge and gnoll encampment and 36 pieces of Mantic scatter terrain and three fly holes and three farm buildings and a fire pit and two hills.


 
   
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Rogue Daemonhunter fueled by Chaos






Macon, GA

wow, I really like those ladies. Nice old school fantasy.

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Affton, MO. USA

If you consider those ladies terrible looking, I hate to hear you unfiltered comments about my work .

Tree is very clever work.

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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Japan

Polonius wrote:wow, I really like those ladies. Nice old school fantasy.


Thanks. They'll fill a number of roles in Frostgrave and/or RoSD.

Theophony wrote:If you consider those ladies terrible looking, I hate to hear you unfiltered comments about my work .

Tree is very clever work.


If you click over to my gallery, you can see the ugly layering in all its glory. The camera is unforgiving.

Now showing, another completed Dreadball team, and a big 'mech!




Painting Total as of 3/18/2020: 50 plus two mechs

Painting total as of 12/24/2019: 138 plus a wooden bridge and gnoll encampment and 36 pieces of Mantic scatter terrain and three fly holes and three farm buildings and a fire pit and two hills.


 
   
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Mekboy Hammerin' Somethin'





USA

I really like how your fantasy ladies turned out Josh. I also like your idea for the Orengina tree, I'm looking forward to seeing it progress.

   
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Nice batch of ladies.

   
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Japan

Syro_ wrote:I really like how your fantasy ladies turned out Josh. I also like your idea for the Orengina tree, I'm looking forward to seeing it progress.


Thanks. The tree is taking a little longer than I thought it would. It's a good thing the deadline is still a month away.

aku-chan wrote:Nice batch of ladies.


Yeah, I'm happy with them. I think they'll work in a few different games.

I have a few different things to share this week. First up, Blemmyes:





I have been vaguely aware of stories of these guys, but had never imagined that anyone would make models of them. Then, these guys popped up on a FB group (Ghost Archipelago, I think), and realized that I they not only existed, but also that I absolutely had to have them in my collection. The scultping on their extremities is a little sketchy, but their faces are really, really well done. I actually read a couple of tutorials on painting busts so I could do their eyes justice. Alas, I had to Liefeld their feet with tufts.

Next up, half of a Dreadball team:


The Tsudochan are itenerant religious fanatics with telepathic powers. Naturally, they play future sports. I was pretty happy with their paint jobs until I saw the oversized close-up photos in my Dakka gallery. I wonder if my photos are being pixellated when I upload them? Anyway, there are four more in the set (two each of four different poses). They paint up pretty quickly, so I should have these guys ready to play this weekend.

Finally, BattleJack!:


This dog came with the Nickstarter for the FG Soldiers 2 set, along with all the metal models. Although the face looks more like a Bull Terrier, I based his paint job on our Jack Russell Terrier, who wears a winter coat that looks a lot like this model's armor. I suspect that this guy will show up a lot when I play FG.

I also did a little work on the Triffid, but didn't take any photos. I'll try to rectify that soon.

Now showing, another completed Dreadball team, and a big 'mech!




Painting Total as of 3/18/2020: 50 plus two mechs

Painting total as of 12/24/2019: 138 plus a wooden bridge and gnoll encampment and 36 pieces of Mantic scatter terrain and three fly holes and three farm buildings and a fire pit and two hills.


 
   
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I am envious of your skill doing the eyes and the tone/texture of the skin- the Headless Men (Voynich Manuscript achetypes?) display it well.

Great Bloodbowl line and the dog is perfect!

"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."

Montrose Toast


 
   
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Japan

Meer_Cat wrote:I am envious of your skill doing the eyes and the tone/texture of the skin- the Headless Men (Voynich Manuscript achetypes?) display it well.

Great Bloodbowl line and the dog is perfect!


Thanks. The eyes are really big, which made them a lot easier to paint. For normal 28mm infantry, I'm lucky to get the black dot in the right place.

Now showing, another completed Dreadball team, and a big 'mech!




Painting Total as of 3/18/2020: 50 plus two mechs

Painting total as of 12/24/2019: 138 plus a wooden bridge and gnoll encampment and 36 pieces of Mantic scatter terrain and three fly holes and three farm buildings and a fire pit and two hills.


 
   
Made in gb
Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

All super snazzy. Tsudochan are VERY nasty in 2nd - a finesse team, but still. The headless things are extraordinary, and the pup is fantastic.

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 jp
Incorporating Wet-Blending





Japan

The Tsudochan look fun to play and irritating to play against. I hope to give them a spin this weekend.

Now showing, another completed Dreadball team, and a big 'mech!




Painting Total as of 3/18/2020: 50 plus two mechs

Painting total as of 12/24/2019: 138 plus a wooden bridge and gnoll encampment and 36 pieces of Mantic scatter terrain and three fly holes and three farm buildings and a fire pit and two hills.


 
   
Made in gb
Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

JoshInJapan wrote:The Tsudochan look fun to play and irritating to play against. I hope to give them a spin this weekend.

You can use them to "block" the back field, which is slightly counter-intuitive but very nasty. Prevent your opponent getting into your strike zones; it's a war of attrition. That help?

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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Albany, NY

I feel like I remember headless dudes from like Greek myth even? I don't think Odysseus met any, but they might have popped up in that whirlwind of islands he blew through.

Anyhoo, yours look really good! Like unexpectedly solid for such strange sculpts, nice work

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Japan

inmygravenimage wrote:
JoshInJapan wrote:The Tsudochan look fun to play and irritating to play against. I hope to give them a spin this weekend.

You can use them to "block" the back field, which is slightly counter-intuitive but very nasty. Prevent your opponent getting into your strike zones; it's a war of attrition. That help?


I envisioned using the Push to move a teammate carrying the ball downfield without using actions. Your idea sounds interesting as well.

Boss Salvage wrote:I feel like I remember headless dudes from like Greek myth even? I don't think Odysseus met any, but they might have popped up in that whirlwind of islands he blew through.

Anyhoo, yours look really good! Like unexpectedly solid for such strange sculpts, nice work


Thanks. The faces were really nicely done, even if the bodies were a little off. I remember reading about Headless African Tribesmen as an example of European (or possible Greek) historians writing about places they had never visited.

Now showing, another completed Dreadball team, and a big 'mech!




Painting Total as of 3/18/2020: 50 plus two mechs

Painting total as of 12/24/2019: 138 plus a wooden bridge and gnoll encampment and 36 pieces of Mantic scatter terrain and three fly holes and three farm buildings and a fire pit and two hills.


 
   
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UK

Aww, nice little doggy.

GET OFF, GET OFF, GET OFF!

   
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Japan

 Slinky wrote:
Aww, nice little doggy.

GET OFF, GET OFF, GET OFF!


I'll have you know that BattleJack is a friendly dog who only attacks birds and squirrels who try to invade is yard. Also, humans who have food in hand.

Now showing, another completed Dreadball team, and a big 'mech!




Painting Total as of 3/18/2020: 50 plus two mechs

Painting total as of 12/24/2019: 138 plus a wooden bridge and gnoll encampment and 36 pieces of Mantic scatter terrain and three fly holes and three farm buildings and a fire pit and two hills.


 
   
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Not where I should be

Wonderful. Love it all bud.




 
   
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Love those headless men, so wacky and weird, you've done a great job on their faces.

   
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Japan

Camkierhi wrote:Wonderful. Love it all bud.


Thanks, Cam.

aku-chan wrote:Love those headless men, so wacky and weird, you've done a great job on their faces.


These are quite likely my favorite models that I've painted so far this year. I wouldn't want to paint a whole army of them, but this little warband was just right.

Now showing, another completed Dreadball team, and a big 'mech!




Painting Total as of 3/18/2020: 50 plus two mechs

Painting total as of 12/24/2019: 138 plus a wooden bridge and gnoll encampment and 36 pieces of Mantic scatter terrain and three fly holes and three farm buildings and a fire pit and two hills.


 
   
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Omg, I can't believe someone actually made Blemmyes minis. That's so over the top. Great job painting a model that's entirely face!

   
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Japan

 Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll wrote:
Omg, I can't believe someone actually made Blemmyes minis. That's so over the top. Great job painting a model that's entirely face!


Thanks. Before I saw the models, i never even imagined someone would make models of these guys. Once I saw them, of course, I suddenly couldn't live without them.

Now showing, another completed Dreadball team, and a big 'mech!




Painting Total as of 3/18/2020: 50 plus two mechs

Painting total as of 12/24/2019: 138 plus a wooden bridge and gnoll encampment and 36 pieces of Mantic scatter terrain and three fly holes and three farm buildings and a fire pit and two hills.


 
   
 
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