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Made in gb
Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

Detective Chimp is the world's greatest Detective. He's also a Chimp. Called Bobo. Oh, and current manager of the trans-dimensional bar that exists in-between worlds.
Comic ramblings spoilered:
Spoiler:

The current Justice League Dark comic is really good. The main villain, the Upside-Down Man, is properly scary, although Circe is behind a lot of the shenanigans. And Dr Fate went seriously crazy for a bit.

Man-Bat is also currently part of the JLD and works really well in it. Wonder Woman ostensibly leads it but it's got a big cast of interesting characters. The Swamp Thing stuff is pretty disturbing (in a good way), the Parliament of Flowers is now domniating the Green with Fluronic Man as its avatar.

Oh, and Blue Devil is dead

So yeah, Detective Chimp is awesome, and an even better Detective than Batman (one of only a handful of members of the Detective Club, Bats being its most recent addition).


Wish is bonkers. All these things you never knew you needed! Good luck with that lol.

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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Wisconsin

Sorry to hear about your cat Theo.

Great find with the magnets, your DC looks really good. Love the bright colors.
   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut






Bummer about the cat, man. Losing the furry friends is always hard.
   
Made in ca
Longtime Dakkanaut





Surrey, BC - Canada

Theophony,

Good luck on the JLD figures...those ankles look very slender.

Cheers,

CB


DC:70S++G+M++B+I++PW40k-89-+D+++++A+++/aWD088R+T(M)DM+  
   
Made in us
Rogue Inquisitor with Xenos Bodyguards





Eastern edge

Yeah Theo bummer about your cat, but as a former vet-tech, I can safely say you did the right thing for him.

Magnets will allow wonderful hobby things!

"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!



 
   
Made in hk
Mekboy Hammerin' Somethin'





USA

Sorry to hear about your cat Theo, it's really hard losing a pet, they become members of the family.

   
Made in gb
[DCM]
Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

Models are all looking great bud. Table is looking really promising. And by way of a suggestion, one word....Water tower! (ok 2 words, but you know what I mean) Adds all sorts of possibilities to this type of game.

Sorry to hear about the cat bud, as mentioned, they are members of the family, in our home they are more people than possessions. We do not "own" cats, they deem to live with us. It is hard letting them go, but I envy them, they have the opportunity of release with dignity. It will have been hard for the family though. My thoughts are with you as always bud.




 
   
Made in us
Near Golden Daemon Caliber





Affton, MO. USA

Hey guys, quick update on some models.

Swamp Thing and Lexcorp trooper with energy sword. Not pleased with Lexcorp troopers. Just blah about them Right now. The stump for swamp Thing will get more done to it and then I’ll have to cover the cobblestone base with something as trees don’t generally grow out of the pavement and then get stumped .

Also some looking objectives

Lexcorp canisters and crates from Mantic I believe.

Dulldrums are in full gear here. Nothing bad, just lack of motivation. Unfortunately I read an article from Dollar Shave Club about hobbies. Basically it said what I’ve felt for a long time. It hurts more to hold on to these long time hobbies as the rest of our lives change and we don’t have the time to enjoy them like we used to. They suggest finding new hobbies , and realizing that maybe we are looking through ruby colored glasses at our old hobby memories. I wonder if that’s what’s been the cause of my constant shuffling of priorities with my hobby time. Grabbing new games and trying new things out hoping that one will fill the part of me that not actually playing would fulfill. No sudden changes for me though , I’m going to keep track of my plans and still move ahead with some other stuff for now.

Those other plans include these two bones guys I picked up this week.

They will pull double duty in The RUMBLESLAM game I’m trying out and also in the possible Pulp-City heroes game I want to try out as well. I finally got the pdf to print okay and now have to read it and see what I can do. These two will fill in for my versions of old wrestlers the Big Boss Man and Nick Foley. I’m thinking of calling them the Big Bog Man (Big Boss man) and Fryer Jack (Cactus Jack). Though since the second guy is a wight/zombie dude he might be Zomb-kind (Man-kind). Not sure yet, we’ll let the paint decide.

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 
   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut






What does Dollar Shave Club know about...anything...other than cheap razors? Don't let those guys bring you down.

Loving how Swampy is turning out. The BONES guys should be a good pallette cleanser.
   
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Affton, MO. USA

 youwashock wrote:
What does Dollar Shave Club know about...anything...other than cheap razors? Don't let those guys bring you down.

Loving how Swampy is turning out. The BONES guys should be a good pallette cleanser.


I know, I know but my tired mind is allowing it to have some form of credence. I’ve had urges to try other crafts over the last few years as well and as my time gets to be tied up too much to game and painting doesn’t always bring relief, it really started to make some sense.

That being said.....these two were a real draw for me to buy. Had a good feeling about them and just started with doing them slightly different than usual. They went by quick as well, 2 hours (actually much less) for two models . I present The Big Bog man and MONK-Kind (just thought of the new name while painting him.

Figure he can be like Rasputin and Man-Kind/Nick Foley wrapped together. Beaten and broken and missing his nose he feels no pain and no remorse as he pummels his opponents.

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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Longtime Dakkanaut






Nice turnaround. Couple quick models is just the thing to chase away them doldrums. I dig the troll.
   
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Near Golden Daemon Caliber





Affton, MO. USA

 youwashock wrote:
Nice turnaround. Couple quick models is just the thing to chase away them doldrums. I dig the troll.

I’m thinking of painting his inner ears pink, but not sure.

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 
   
Made in gb
Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

I really like where you're going with the DC stuff. I feel your pain, I have no regular gaming nor am likely to for at least a year from now. But I embrace the therapy of hobby, and the joy of this community of like-minded weirdos.
Also, nice use of the mantic crates, I did the same thing and turned the triangle into a LexCorp L logo

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 hk
Mekboy Hammerin' Somethin'





USA

Instead of getting new hobbies just get yourself some new minis

   
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Affton, MO. USA

inmygravenimage wrote:I really like where you're going with the DC stuff. I feel your pain, I have no regular gaming nor am likely to for at least a year from now. But I embrace the therapy of hobby, and the joy of this community of like-minded weirdos.
Also, nice use of the mantic crates, I did the same thing and turned the triangle into a LexCorp L logo

Thanks Graven, I just wish I could get my spawn to play some games like yours . We played Monopoly last week , I could have played a huge 40k game in the time we spent doing that.

Syro_ wrote:Instead of getting new hobbies just get yourself some new minis

Oh no worries about buying things , I’ve got more plastic than I ever could paint before I die.

In fact....I picked these two cuties up from the Miniaturemarket Black Friday sale.


Two more Avatars of the Abyss to go with the one I painted way back who crawled out to welcome them. Thinking of repainting them all in a sort of ice theme.

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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Longtime Dakkanaut






I thought having minis to paint kept us ALIVE. You only have to worry if you run out.

Those look fun. Interested in an ice version.
   
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Enigmatic Exalted Daemon





Albany, NY

 Theophony wrote:
In fact....I picked these two cuties up from the Miniaturemarket Black Friday sale.
Oooooo forgot about those! I use the Malfin in a KOW army, had been eyeing those big 'uns for big shooty monster reasons. At $4.50, easily justified ... for Science

INSTAGRAM: @boss_salvage 
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut




Wisconsin

I hear you on not being able to game when you have all these cool minis you painted laying about. For about 2 years I had very little gaming time but puttered about painting. Luckily I am making time to game once a week if possible. Hope you get some time in for gaming.
Pink on the ears would definitly bring more focus to the face of the troll plus maybe adding a bit of bone color to the teeth? Just my 2 cents, keep up the great work love seeing what your painting.
   
Made in be
Liberated Grot Land Raida






Belgium

Interesting models . I like seeing all those non-GW models popping up in all kinds of blogs, adds some variation.

A Squeaky Waaagh!!

Camkhieri: "And another very cool thing, my phones predictive text actually gave me chicken as an option after typing robot, how cool is that."'

Meercat: "All eyes turned to the horizon and beheld, in lonely and menacing grandeur, the silhouette of a single Grot robot chicken; a portent of evil days to come."
From 'The Plucking of Gindoo Phlem' 
   
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Affton, MO. USA

youwashock wrote:I thought having minis to paint kept us ALIVE. You only have to worry if you run out.

Those look fun. Interested in an ice version.

I have plenty of five to keep me alive, it’s the motivation that keeps disappearing.

Boss Salvage wrote:
 Theophony wrote:
In fact....I picked these two cuties up from the Miniaturemarket Black Friday sale.
Oooooo forgot about those! I use the Malfin in a KOW army, had been eyeing those big 'uns for big shooty monster reasons. At $4.50, easily justified ... for Science

The Mulfins are so tiny, but I might buy some more while they are on clearance.

Yorkright wrote: I hear you on not being able to game when you have all these cool minis you painted laying about. For about 2 years I had very little gaming time but puttered about painting. Luckily I am making time to game once a week if possible. Hope you get some time in for gaming.
Pink on the ears would definitly bring more focus to the face of the troll plus maybe adding a bit of bone color to the teeth? Just my 2 cents, keep up the great work love seeing what your painting.

Between the two jobs and family stuff I wish I could pull out time to game every week. I was hoping that nightvault was the outlet, but that never happened , the local group dried up as I was getting the last sets.

CommissarKhaine wrote:Interesting models . I like seeing all those non-GW models popping up in all kinds of blogs, adds some variation.

There’s so much goodness out there. GW keeps pooping out new shiny stuff, but the games aren’t drawing me in with all the costs involved.

Ice work in progress.

Aethermatic Blue contrast on white.

Been watching some YouTube videos to give me some ideas on how to progress.

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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Longtime Dakkanaut






Those guys make good test pieces. Hope you get your juices flowing again.
   
Made in us
Near Golden Daemon Caliber





Affton, MO. USA

 youwashock wrote:
Those guys make good test pieces. Hope you get your juices flowing again.

Thanks , flowing or iced up, anything but dried out would be good.

So I primed and did the first layer on the big guys. Weather has gotten warm again today so primed while I could.

Test guys also got their second layer. A liberal coating of Drakenhoff Nightshade.

Off to work now, busy holiday week here in the states. Hope all the rest of you Yankees enjoy your turkey and trimmings if I’m not back soon.

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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[DCM]
Enigmatic Exalted Daemon





Albany, NY

The second layer really helps, nice and rich vs the kind of watery Aethermatic by itself.

INSTAGRAM: @boss_salvage 
   
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Affton, MO. USA

 Boss Salvage wrote:
The second layer really helps, nice and rich vs the kind of watery Aethermatic by itself.

Yep, depth really helps with these guys.

So third layer/ drybrush of Praxeti white added to the first guy.

The two big guys have gotten the blue wash treatment as well. Need to grab some snow effects now and start playing with it.

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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Longtime Dakkanaut




Wisconsin

That 3rd layer really made a huge difference!
   
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Boom! And it all starts to come together. Great look. Can't wait to see on the big'uns.
   
Made in jp
Incorporating Wet-Blending





Japan

To my eye, the really deep shadows make this model look like stone rather than ice, but it's a neat effect all the same.

Now showing Mantic ogres, dwarfs, and dogs!




Painting total as of 12/4/2019: 129 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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Affton, MO. USA

Yorkright wrote: That 3rd layer really made a huge difference!

Though I hate it, layers are the key.

youwashock wrote:Boom! And it all starts to come together. Great look. Can't wait to see on the big'uns.

Big guys have caught up to the rest now. Still not done.

JoshInJapan wrote:To my eye, the really deep shadows make this model look like stone rather than ice, but it's a neat effect all the same.

Well, hopefully getting back to blue will diminish the stone look. More layers .

More drybrushing to come, but the blue has returned. I might try a chronic blue dry brush first before white.

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 
   
Made in gb
Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

They'll get nicely icy in due course I'm sure. Good practice for Killer Frost

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 us
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Affton, MO. USA

 inmygravenimage wrote:
They'll get nicely icy in due course I'm sure. Good practice for Killer Frost

Thanks Graven. Hadn’t thought about killer Frost, but the new Batman V3 is still sort of on the radar.....just too expensive right now for me to consider with Christmas around the corner.

Well slow and steady like an iceberg . Lots of family time and other stuff ruining my time lately. Took a few minutes this morning to put the white on the models I had worked on already. I think they need a gloss coat and then maybe another white drybrush before I base and flock them with snow.


I’m glad they look more like water elementals that got frozen than almost anything else. I think the blue gives them more movement even just standing still.

Off to shop (Christmas shopping, not miniature related). Though my wife bought a kitchen appliance yesterday and even before it was out of the box I was thinking if I could use it for modeling . Maybe my desires are stirring for modeling again.

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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