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Made in us
Near Golden Daemon Caliber





Affton, MO. USA

Getting plastered always helps....man flashbacks to my early years.

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
Raging Rat Ogre





Left Coast

@ Kid - Thanks! Still loads to do on it...a little nervous as it’s my first time tiling a tub surround...

@ Theo - yeah, it was tha material I had on hand...what do you use these days for covering and texturing organic bits of terrain? Mostly stick to carved foam and/or built up cork? I’m definitely open to advice and suggestions!

Quick update here...a bit late, as I actually did this work on Sunday...got some painting progress done on some of my Age of Sigmar objectives and endless spells.

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Made in us
Near Golden Daemon Caliber





Affton, MO. USA

Plaster is the go to for larger areas still, but lately I’ve been using the Vallejo texture desert sand
https://www.amazon.com/Vallejo-Desert-Sand-Gel-200ml/dp/B005D85950
For my alien planet. Easy to work with and hardens up nice.

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
Raging Rat Ogre





Left Coast

@ Theo - Ooooooh, I'll have to check that stuff out! Thanks for sharing

Here's a little freehand I did on my paramedic/rescue worker from my Last Days crew...



and here's a couple of shots of the Last Days game we played last Friday night...






   
Made in nl
Anxious Angel Keeper






Looks like a great game

   
Made in us
Near Golden Daemon Caliber





Affton, MO. USA

Post apocalyptic park with gazebo that reminds me of the Music Man . Excellent layout . Vallejo makes a few textures like that one. Others are more like rock and lava, but all the jars are huge compared to GW pots for not too much more than 2-3 texture pots from GW you get 7-8 times as much.

Great work on the freehand 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 
   
Made in us
Raging Rat Ogre





Left Coast

@Sgt. Oddball - Last Days is super fun. It can be terrain intensive, as most skirmish games tend to be, but you only need a handful of figures per side.

@Theo - Thanks!

Major milestone here...I finished painting all of the figures for Stuffed Fables! My FIRST completed miniatures project! Here's a shot of the last few that I finished painting today...I'll make a separate post with the whole set and link it to my first post under completed projects. Super stoked.






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Ok, I played a few more games of Last Days since I last updated here...and I ended up recruiting two more survivors, a Firefighter - Ash Burnside, and a soldier - John McClane (I was considering using Snake Plissken, but decided on the former in the end). Figures shown below...my next goal is to get these guys painted up.





Next up are some cars I picked up at Target for $6 each that look just right with my Last Days figures and terrain...







Finally a few shots from my last game...





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Made in us
Combat Jumping Ragik






Beyond the Beltway

Feels nice to complete something, eh? Good job.

That table looks really nice.

 
   
Made in nl
Anxious Angel Keeper






Yeah congrats on completing the Stuffed Fables guys

   
Made in us
Raging Rat Ogre





Left Coast

Stuffed Fables Complete!


   
Made in us
Mekboy Hammerin' Somethin'





USA

Very impressive progress Fango, I'll try to start doing the same in honor of you soon.

   
Made in us
Raging Rat Ogre





Left Coast

@Red
@Sgt Oddball
@Syro

Thanks, guys! It does feel good to knock something out...I need more wins to keep up the momentum!

I'm really enjoying Last Days, but am disappointed with how the integrated bases look on my survivor models (from Zombicide). So I've decided to do some custom bases on them...mostly street and sidewalk themed.

I've mixed up some Apoxie Sculpt and applied it to the tops of about a dozen GW 25mm bases. To flatten out the putty to a relatively even smooth finish, I've taken a stainless steel spatula, got it wet, and pressed the putty covered base top to it.



Then I waited for them to cure a little and carefully went around the edges with an Xacto knife. I'll clean them up a bit more with the knife and some sandpaper when they are fully cured...after that, I can start etching in the concrete seams and cracks.

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Made in us
Raging Rat Ogre





Left Coast

Made some progress today on Syro’s Trench crater....













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Made in us
Raging Rat Ogre





Left Coast

Continued work on my custom street/sidewalk bases for my Last Days survivor group...








   
Made in us
Mekboy Hammerin' Somethin'





USA

Fango, the crater is looking great. You really put a lot of work into using the same materials and techniques that I used for my trench system. It should match up really nicely

The sidewalk bases are looking good too. I can't remember if I said this already, but I like that you are still going the extra mile to convert and improve your models even though you are working to get through your backlog. I hope you don't mind that I'm going to give a shout out to your blog, in reference to trying to get more of my collection finished and painted the way you are doing.

   
Made in us
Raging Rat Ogre





Left Coast

Hey all, it's been a while, I know... I haven't stopped hobby-ing, just haven't made the time to update about it here.

First up, Last Days:

I made some progress on my CH53 'escape vehicle'...





and made some tokens...(token design by Greg Cherry, I just printed, cut, and stuck them to the clear acrylic bottlecap stickers.)






Next, I got some more of the Blacksite MDF kits built for my Last Days table...

























And some scatter, objectives, and barriers from various sources...



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Next up, I magnetized the bejezus out of my Reaver for Adeptus Titanicus...











And started to get a set of knights together as well...



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Next up, I started working on my Dracula's America posse...

Skinwalker tribe from Dead Man’s Hand and with bear and wolves from Otherworld Miniatures...











And here's Greg Cherry's Dark Confederacy posse...




And a few shots from a couple of games....










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Made in nl
Anxious Angel Keeper






Looks like you've been busy! Table looks very characterful there.

   
Made in us
Mekboy Hammerin' Somethin'





USA

Wow! What an update! Your last days table looks like it will be a lot of fun to play on, I like those kits you're putting together. And man that's a pile of barricades and scatter. Are you expecting to play some games of Titanicus any time soon?

   
Made in au
Mekboy Hammerin' Somethin'





Perth, Western Australia

That's quite an eye-watering list there on the first page! I don't envy the quantity, although I do kinda envy the variety, there's an awful lot of cool interesting stuff in there!

I'll definitely be following along from now on

...it's good to be green!  
   
Made in us
Raging Rat Ogre





Left Coast

Ok... yeah, it's been a while. Things have been real busy IRL! I haven't had much time to hobby lately...kids' extracurriculars like sports, dance, etc, have been taking up lots of time, along with my two jobs...plus, I've been doing some more graphic design work for Maelstrom's Edge, and managed to meet up with the team at Salute this year. The team is currently in the middle of MEdge V2 design and playtesting, as well as ramping up for all of the development that goes into releasing a new version of the game! I've got a few hobby projects lined up for that game which I'll be showcasing here soon, after I deliver a few more retail box designs.

In the near term, I felt like I needed to get my hands dirty with some terrain building...and committed to a couple of deadlines to light a fire under my rear-end to get a fantasy themed terrain project done. So, I've signed up to co-run Relicblade at our local games convention (at the end of June), and joined the current Dakka LoER terrain competition (which ends in July). The terrain project is based around a round ruined tower in a swamp inspired by this drawing from Sean Sutter's new Volgelands expansion book that is currently being delivered to KS backers:



To meet the 'food' theme of the LoER terrain competition, my tower base will resemble an 8" round layer cake...just imagine all the mud is chocolate ganache. I also want this terrain build to be modular, so I can configure the parts of the tower in different ways and use them at table edges and corners depending on my current whims and fancy. In order to do this with a round tower logically, I divided it into 4 equal 'pie' slices and then make sure the edges of the rest of the terrain match up regardless of configuration...challenging! Here are my concept sketches on how this will work.


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I also wanted to have the muddy soil and sand slope right into the table, so I decided to use styrene plasticard for the bases, and got some 1' thick rigid insulation foam from Home Depot for the tower. Initial progress photos below...

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Made in us
Mekboy Hammerin' Somethin'





USA

Looks like you've already put in a good amount of time on the tower, Fango. It's good to see you back. I'm looking forward to where your tower goes from here.

   
Made in us
Raging Rat Ogre





Left Coast

Thanks Syro, it's nice to be able to get lost in a build again. Here's a few more progress shots to catch up to the post I put in the contest thread...



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 Sgt. Oddball wrote:
Looks like you've been busy! Table looks very characterful there.


Thanks Sarge! Sorry this response is so late, I appreciate your feedback! I'm so sporadic on my hobby activity, I don't always take the time to slow down and read everyone's comments and respond. I still need to apply your feedback to my MEdge container Hab build and get an updated set of instructions back out to you!


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Wow! What an update! Your last days table looks like it will be a lot of fun to play on, I like those kits you're putting together. And man that's a pile of barricades and scatter. Are you expecting to play some games of Titanicus any time soon?


Thanks Syro! Last Days IS a blast to play on a table full of great terrain and scatter. Ash Barker will be publishing an expansion to the game introducing seasons, more refuge types, more survivor types, more salvaged equipment/weapons, and rules for new zombie types..So I expect to jump back in to Last Days head first when that drops.

...and yes, Blacksite makes some great MDF kits! I'm working a little behind the scenes with them, testing a few new prototypes and even doing some test conversions of some of their kits to 15mm. Nothing I can talk about specifically, but lots of great things coming from Blacksite Studio soon, as they just purchased and installed two brand new industrial laser cutting machines, effectively doubling their potential output.

As far as Titanicus is concerned, I haven't touched it much since I made that update...as I got pulled back to IRL drama again...and to be honest, there are no other people locally that bought into the game and want to play it regularly, so my motivation to work on that project has flagged while I prioritize stuff for games people here ARE playing. Still, it looks like a great game and I do hope to get it to the table eventually.

Thanks again for your comments and feedback!


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That's quite an eye-watering list there on the first page! I don't envy the quantity, although I do kinda envy the variety, there's an awful lot of cool interesting stuff in there!

I'll definitely be following along from now on


Thanks ZoBo, yeah, variety is the spice of life! With my hobby ADD, Id burn out pretty fast if I was stuck with just one or two projects. And yes, at the same time, the backlog is daunting and demoralizing at times. I plan to keep chipping away at it though!

Thanks for the comments and feedback!

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