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You're using those contrast colors to great effect, and I'm loving the Predators.

   
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Thanks everyone, seriously lazy Theo has returned . I only have spent a couple minutes next to my painting area to grab tools for church, otherwise I’ve been completely detached.

Time permitted me a swing by Miniature Market on my way into work today. Snagged a damaged cover copy of the new DCUniverse miniature game and a cheap dreadball figure $11.00 total. I know the rule book may cost me more in the long run with buying models and stuff, but I wanted to give it a good read. I have tons of the old DUST buildings that could look like a proper building front for DC cities, and I haven’t been doing terrain in a while. Maybe it will spark something. I’ll just need to figure out a team and where I want to base my city. I really like the idea of having Doomsday running amuck, just don’t know who would play with him.

Suggestions are welcome as always.

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.

Doomsday is epic. He really is a one man killing machine. You want characters who'll tackle his weaknesses, but you want to watch out for Dr Fate and Ravager especially as they can negate special abilities.
Also, as he doesn't start on the board you need some good early game pieces, especially if your opponent is running Batgirl (she's a pain).

I'll think about a team for you, but my gut says Crime Syndicate. Johnny Quick is very good, gets you a speedster (though Reverse Flash is also good), negating one of your biggest gaps. It's an all in one box solution. Otherwise, something like Reverse Flash, Atrocitus (or Sinestro, but I think Atrocitus more useful for you as he's cheaper) and Black Adam to have a big magical fist. Eradicator maybe, though he's new so won't be about cheap.

What dreadball fig, out of curiosity?

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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 inmygravenimage wrote:
Doomsday is epic. He really is a one man killing machine. You want characters who'll tackle his weaknesses, but you want to watch out for Dr Fate and Ravager especially as they can negate special abilities.
Also, as he doesn't start on the board you need some good early game pieces, especially if your opponent is running Batgirl (she's a pain).

I'll think about a team for you, but my gut says Crime Syndicate. Johnny Quick is very good, gets you a speedster (though Reverse Flash is also good), negating one of your biggest gaps. It's an all in one box solution. Otherwise, something like Reverse Flash, Atrocitus (or Sinestro, but I think Atrocitus more useful for you as he's cheaper) and Black Adam to have a big magical fist. Eradicator maybe, though he's new so won't be about cheap.

What dreadball fig, out of curiosity?

Thanks for the ideas, I’ll start looking at those characters this week.

It’s a dreadball refbot with separate ball. She’s pointing down to the ground if that helps. Came with a big pack of cards too.

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.

Ah, classic first ed refbot! Lovely fig. Nah I'm good. Unless I got ten to do the Malfunctioning Refbot team. Hmmmm...
With Doomsday you've still got 40 levels for a standard team of 60. Plenty of space.

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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Having ever been a huge DC comics fan the miniature game didn’t really draw my attention, especially with the prices . When Knight Models had released some Marvel miniatures I was super hyped as I am a mutant through and through. Alas it was not meant to be as they lost the rights and all merchandise was pulled before I got my greedy hands on any of my Beloved X-Men . With the word of a Marvel superheroes game coming out I got excited initially, then overjoyed as the Cinema world saw Mutants and Avengers once again being back I never the same universe. The joy was quickly killed by seeing that the price tags were not really much cheaper than the metal/resin Knight Models and gameplay leaks took away the last of my interest and curb stomped them as only Juggernaut could.

Yesterday however I happened by MiniatureMarket’s retail shop and they were doing a “Garage Sale” of old stuff and some dinged and dented merchandise and they had two stacks of the DCU rulebook marked down to $10 each, so I grabbed one as just the artwork and background surely would be worth it. (I place the blame fully on Inmygravenimage as his blog both here and elsewhere on the internet have done a great job promoting the models and game system).

But Theo, I thought you didn’t like DC comics?

......Well, a long time ago I worked in not one, but two different comic and game stores (25-30years ago ). While most of my comic love was Marvel, I did follow Justice League Europe...... yeah, they existed . I didn’t follow Superman or Batman at all as all powerful meant that there wasn’t really a point to see who would win the fights, and mr. moneybags could buy whatever technology he needed to track down the bad guys. So once JLE got the axe I stayed on the right side of the comic shop shelves until......


That’s right, I’m a veteran of the Death of Superman. My best friend and I worked at the shop the day the story hit the news media and hundreds of crazy people came in thinking they could buy a copy off the shelf and resell it to put their kids through college no joke. We had people offering to give us $10-20 to be moved up the wait line to get a copy. People were nuts. My friend even went out and had shirts made saying “I survived the death of Superman” on it. (It was also part of his toast to me at my wedding a few years later ).

Why am I telling you all this?

Easy.....I’m bored . I’m also thinking of starting off with Doomsday as my second DC model as I bought a promo bat-mite a while back.

Doomsday was the bomb. I fondly remember the pages of reading the storyline. You never saw a villain crush a tiny helpless bird in it’s hands before this guy came to town. The fights were one sided, even with all the universes strongest heroes working together they barely slowed him down. Though my favorite part of ANY comic EVER was when Doomsday took the time to drag Blue Beetle over to a car and put the beaten heroes head in the opening of the car door and slam it shut. THAT, right there was pure malice and true evil intent of not just beating his opponent, but also destroying him. Villains never did that because they were too busy twirling their mustaches and telling the hero their plans . That’s why Doomsday gets the two bloody thumbs up from me.

Anyway, I’m still watching gameplay videos and looking over the book, but I thought I’d let everyone know that now is a new jumping on, hopping off or getting beaten down part of the thread. Other projects are going on the back burner (aka being boxed up for eternity). I have been feeling the need to work on some terrain anyway, and this being a terrain heavy game, I think the fates have decided for me.

So, let me know what you guys think.

Where were you when Superman died?

Did you care?

What do you want to see from where I’m at now?

My next step?
Planning out some battle boards. The rulebook has a few scenarios listed and each game isn’t played on a 3’ x 3’ table. Terrain is destroyable in game, you can pick up buildings and throw them at your enemies, so I have to take that into consideration.


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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Where was I? Reading Marvel and indie books. Never much of a DC fan, either. Their one-off stuff is tops: Killing Joke, Arkham Asylum, DKR, Kingdom Come, but the monthly stuff never pulled me in. Didn't buy Death of Superman. Missed opportunity, as I could have sold it years later for...maybe cover price.

Anyway, Doomsday sounds like a great start, and I look forward to seeing super things here soon. It wouldn't break my heart to see you finish Tony Bark first, though.
   
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Mostly, on my phone.

Good chat yes, destroyable terrain is key. Plenty of vehicles, plenty of things of various sizes to throw. Also, a variety of heights is good.
And yeah I remember it well. Though it was Knightfall that was the big event for me.

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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youwashock wrote:Where was I? Reading Marvel and indie books. Never much of a DC fan, either. Their one-off stuff is tops: Killing Joke, Arkham Asylum, DKR, Kingdom Come, but the monthly stuff never pulled me in. Didn't buy Death of Superman. Missed opportunity, as I could have sold it years later for...maybe cover price.

Anyway, Doomsday sounds like a great start, and I look forward to seeing super things here soon. It wouldn't break my heart to see you finish Tony Bark first, though.


Well, I’ll return to Tony Bark eventually, but this morning I cleared the deck...and went to miniature market , so the deck is full again.

inmygravenimage wrote:Good chat yes, destroyable terrain is key. Plenty of vehicles, plenty of things of various sizes to throw. Also, a variety of heights is good.
And yeah I remember it well. Though it was Knightfall that was the big event for me.

Knightfall got my friends into Batman, but Marvel still had my heart. I didn’t read enough about Azreal to get hooked. I’ll have to see if my Zombicide vehicles are the right size for this game. I found 1:53 scale cars for cheap and they looked pretty good against the Zombicide guys.

Well as stated above, Miniature Market trip this morning. It was almost destiny last night when MM put two gang boxes for their games on sale. JLD and Batman villains, but I stuck with LexCorp. Had Graven of messenger while I was grabbing stuff. If the budget would have allowed there would have been a bigger splurge for sure.



Today was the last day of their Garage Sale so all the junk was 50% off. There wasn’t anything new on the tables so I grabbed a second rulebook for $5 now , some extra D8s as the game runs on those and the LexCorp Army box.

Will begin to assemble them before I head to work. I have to say there is more flash here than in all episodes of CW Arrow crossovers.

Also just FYI the Army box is 46 Power Level in case anyone is wondering.

Pic s hopefully soonish.


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Edit: so got them assembled. Some bad gates which hurt as they are on sharp edges of shoulder joints and half these guys had gates on their crotches which made them look like Lex had hired a bunch of porn movie drop outs .

Can’t really see it from the picture, but there are 4-5 different colors of grey resins used from really light to almost black and Luthor himself has a grey body and black head and arms. Metallo is almost silver in color due to the lightness of the grey and feels more rubbery.

I think the 1:53 SUV behind them fits pretty well as all the models are on textured bases which lift them up 1/2mm. These cars are available from the dollar store for just a couple bucks.

Off to priming.


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Primed and with DUST building in background for scale.

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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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Well, up, up, and away we go.

I have only dabbled in KM resin, and found it be as bothersome so far as I have found most resin. Still, I bet those models are gonna look pretty rad by the time you are done.
   
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Are you going with the green as per the box pic?

Looking forward to seeing what you do with them!

   
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Mostly, on my phone.

Very cool indeed. Go DCU!
If you're looking for a different take on colours the LexCorp guys - especially the big guy - work well with the Zod crew, and really look the part of Kryptonian drones.

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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Looking forward to this, between you and Graven your making me want to paint at least one DC hero.
   
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Yorkright wrote:
Looking forward to this, between you and Graven your making me want to paint at least one DC hero.

You should go look at what paradigm's doing then

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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Plenty of powered suits to fight Supes in the name of Lex I see

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youwashock wrote:Well, up, up, and away we go.

I have only dabbled in KM resin, and found it be as bothersome so far as I have found most resin. Still, I bet those models are gonna look pretty rad by the time you are done.

I hope they’d look at least tabletop . Thanks

Slinky wrote:Are you going with the green as per the box pic?

Looking forward to seeing what you do with them!

I’m not sure. One of the reasons I never got into DC was because of Lex’s green and purple wardrobe. I mean I saw he color blind or just so self centered that he wants to be seen? Looking online yesterday it looks like all the newer LexCorp signs from the movies and tv are silver white and orange .

inmygravenimage wrote:Very cool indeed. Go DCU!
If you're looking for a different take on colours the LexCorp guys - especially the big guy - work well with the Zod crew, and really look the part of Kryptonian drones.

I’ll have to investigate kryptonian drones as the purple and green have me worried.

Yorkright wrote: Looking forward to this, between you and Graven your making me want to paint at least one DC hero.

Don’t forget Para. He’s doing DC too, and knocking out whole swaths of the universe in 3 days

inmygravenimage wrote:
Yorkright wrote:
Looking forward to this, between you and Graven your making me want to paint at least one DC hero.

You should go look at what paradigm's doing then

Yeah, what he said

shasolenzabi wrote:Plenty of powered suits to fight Supes in the name of Lex I see

Yes, and they all get crunched like aluminum cans when sups sees them.

I was a bit worried about the primer yesterday as the weather got cold and rainy right when I sprayed these guys, but they look decent this morning.

Sleep has been in short supply this week, so having gone and worked at church this morning already I’m going to go grab avnap hopefully and may splash some paint if I decide on a color scheme. Freaking purple and green . The second worst decision by DC after not giving Brainiac pants.



Edit: little bit of paint on Metallo. Decided he didn’t need to be green and purple . He’ll have his green heart of Kryptonite, but I remember him from cartoons as being metallic colored. So I started him with basilica grey contrast to bring out the panels. Stormhost silver will be the accent color (shiny good to reflect Superman’s eyebeams).



Also instead of giving him a skull cap like on the box I have given him brown hair that I remembered also from the cartoon.
Not sure what colors to paint the dark areas. I think doing all silver might be over the top, but it is a comic character, so it might become silver man.

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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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Varying the metals and going black for cables and such could look really cool. Already off to a great start.
   
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Cool scheme and a solid start, the flesh face on metal body is very Terminator, very creepy.

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 youwashock wrote:
Varying the metals and going black for cables and such could look really cool. Already off to a great start.

Cables will stay basically what they are now. The green on the chest will have at least one more highlight if not two and a yellow wash.
Do you think using Boltgun metal/ whatever it’s called now would be enough of a departure from the silver?

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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Cool Metallo

"Your mumblings are awakening the sleeping Dragon, be wary when meddling the affairs of Dragons, for thou art tasty and go good with either ketchup or chocolate. "
Dragons fear nothing, if it acts up, we breath magic fire that turns them into marshmallow peeps. We leaguers only cry rivets!



 
   
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Mostly, on my phone.

Looks good squire. Ironically the design of the KM Metallo is quite close to the look of Apex (which is what Lex has become in the comics because... Reasons).
More thoughts on colour schemes:
I went with Super Lex, as he appears at the start of the rebirth era

Another possibility is blacks and silvers, especially for the troopers. This would look great alongside General Zod and the gang.
I do really like the white/orange/silver dceu scheme idea though. I think that would be really unique and striking.

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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Modern Boltgun will probably work. You can always pull the silver back out after the wash.
   
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Metallo looking phenomenal!

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It's great how just adding a little iconography, and rivets of course, can make something look distinctly 40K-adamsouza
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shasolenzabi wrote:Cool Metallo

Thanks Shaso

inmygravenimage wrote:Looks good squire. Ironically the design of the KM Metallo is quite close to the look of Apex (which is what Lex has become in the comics because... Reasons).
More thoughts on colour schemes:
I went with Super Lex, as he appears at the start of the rebirth era

Another possibility is blacks and silvers, especially for the troopers. This would look great alongside General Zod and the gang.
I do really like the white/orange/silver dceu scheme idea though. I think that would be really unique and striking.

I might do Metallo in the Black and Silver, because reasons....and robocop. I might give the silver white and orange a go on Lex and the troopers because I like different and dislike green and purple. Have I mentioned that yet

youwashock wrote:Modern Boltgun will probably work. You can always pull the silver back out after the wash.
I kind of like that idea as it could illustrate the hard metal solid plates compared to the more flexible moving plates of metal.

Still at work so don’t hold me to orange silver and white, but darn that would look good against blue and red



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 dsteingass wrote:
Metallo looking phenomenal!

Thanks Dave, you posted while I was thinking about posting. Glad to have you back Sir.

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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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Great start on Metallo his kryptonite heart really stands out. My 2 cents keep him simple I think the silver and grey looks great and really draws the eye to his face and chest.
   
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Yorkright wrote:
Great start on Metallo his kryptonite heart really stands out. My 2 cents keep him simple I think the silver and grey looks great and really draws the eye to his face and chest.

Thanks Yorkright, I’m not totally sold on the grey, but getting there.

So I got home from work and thought I’d try out the test color idea I had on some warpath guys (forget the not space marine faction name). I pulled them out of the box of shame....and then painted Lex anyway.

The whites still need some touch up, especially after magnification.

My thought process was Lex sees himself as noble, the white knight defending earth from the aliens.


Too tired to honk of what else to write. .

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.

Honk!
Looks great. I like the idea of Lex Luthor this way. Go for it!

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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 inmygravenimage wrote:
Honk!
Looks great. I like the idea of Lex Luthor this way. Go for it!


Not sure if Honk is a good or bad thing , makes me think of a duck....which I guess floats on water like churches and small rocks .
Thanks, he’s turning out much better than I thought.

Quick army shot again, the rest have gotten the basilica grey coat which I think I’ll use on most models from now on just to help me see where the shading should be. I think it’s another great part of the contrast paints as I never could “see” shading in my art classes in high school and college.

Also not sure about Metallo. Besides his right ankle breaking (I was worried about the resin ), the grey is not striking the right cord with me. He might become a full LexCorp employee soon with some white and orange(which match his eyes already).

Only a few hours of sleep last night, so I’m going to try and grab a nap here before work. Peace out .

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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That's a great look for Luthor. Reminds me of UberCorp from MonPoc.
   
 
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