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California the Southern

I've got a very cursory understanding of the Hordes stuff myself, picking up pieces of fluff here and there. I just think the models look cool.

So speaking of cool, y'know what's cool? Ninjas. You know what else is cool these days? Dark elves. Even cooler than that though? Dark elf ninjas. Let's take a step further though- dark elf ninjas that have been tainted by dragon blood!



Started working on Rhyas last night... and then realized it was morning and she's just about done. Cool. She's supposed to have spines and horns starting to grow off her. Not sure if I'll get the regular version of her sister, but I'm tempted to pick up the 2 pack of the upgraded version of the twins.

Not a 100% sold on that hair color. I might fiddle with it a bit more, try washing it out with a few other colors to make it a little more natural. As it stands she's a pretty anime- inspired dark elf dragon ninja. The scarf totally gives off a Hotsuma vibe (the guy from the ps2 Shinobi game with the awesomely long scarf).

Rhyas didn't come alone. I started working on her Strider friend here.


If I remember correctly (I don't), the Striders are all supposed to be really jacked up with dragon juice, really twisting and warping their bodies. Most of them have reverse jointed legs, horns and spines growing off of them... fun stuff like that. You can see the Strider Deathstalker here is quite a bit larger than little lady Rhyas as well.

If all goes according to keikaku (translator's note: keikaku means plan) I should have a box of the plastic Striders showing up on my doorstep today. Hopefully they're just as tall and lanky and lurchy as this lady here. Not sure if I'll actually do them all up in an actual unit, or give the repeated sculpts alternate loadouts instead- the plastic guys have two sets of heads as well as dual knives or longbows.


One last guy I've been finishing up is this Saracen dude from Hell Dorado. Some day I'll even figure out what his official name is, as I'm too uninterested to even bother looking. He looks a good and proper fighter though, and should I ever feel the need to put together a human warband (which I will someday) he'll make a nice bruiser type.

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Ninja elves have been cleared aside to start up on my Legendary Salamander resin guy from Dungeon Saga.

In fact, my only figure from Dungeon Saga, as he was the only figure add on I got. Kind of wish I got more now.

Be gentle. This is a very early work in progress.



First thing's first. He's BIG. He really fills up that 25mm base. He could probably be quite comfortable on a 32 or 40mm base even. He's also covered in horns- one could say he's quite... horny. Pardon the juvenile word play.

The paint scheme I've started with here certainly isn't doing him any favors as a hero, that's for sure. Reminds me of a Khorne daemon. Probably the red and the horns everywhere.

I need to lighten up and highlight all the armor plates, lighten up the armor plating on his underbelly, do his eyes, highlight his skin, paint the flames, do something with the sword... like I said, there's a lot to do still.

My FRP order showed up at the same time as my Dungeon Saga add ons. Naturally. Why have one order at a time to enjoy when they can all pile up and not get the attention they deserve, right?
I popped open project pandora. Have the rules sitting here with me to read through at recess. The restic details look kind of shallow on the figures, but I think I can manage, considering I've had a bit of experience dealing with Mantic's stuff. Didn't realize there seems to be only one way to build the Veermyn though. Makes me look forward to my future Deadzone plastic ones that much more.

My Strider Blightblades showed up, and made my restic Veermyn look like a cakewalk in comparison. Maybe I've gotten too complacent dealing with Privateer's trollkin- sized restic stuff to remember what it's like dealing with the material in a smaller scale. YUCK. Eventually I'll suck it up and build them. Still haven't made up my mind if I want to keep them as an actual Hordes unit or just mix them all up and do whatever with them. Probably would've gotten started on them if the glue I was using didn't keep shooting out and gluing my fingers together.

The plan for this weekend is to head to Brookhurst tomorrow and see what we can scrounge up in the clearance section. That's always a fun trip. Supposedly there's a pile of clearanced Mantic boxes of old? I sure hope so!

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First- let me preface this by saying those Nyss Hunters and their tiny contact points that don't actually connect.

Now let me digress and go back to Saturday, when this all started. I hit up Brookhurst with Barzam on Saturday thanks to a tip-off from another member of Dakka (thanks Bob!) that they had a bunch of stuff on clearance that would interest us- mostly Mantic VHS boxes, and the hopes of more cheap Confrontation stuff.

Well, they did have plenty of Mantic stuff, especially if you are into the undead. I snagged a box of 20 skelies and a catapult for under 10 bucks, so that wasn't bad. Also grabbed a bit of Void scenery and was really impressed by the quality of the castings for what I paid (five bucks for a box of 10 craters? Sure!).

I also stumbled upon the old Nyss hunters box set- the six man version, not the more recent full unit one. I wasn't going to complain though, because a) I don't actually play Warmachine, and b) they were less than 2 bucks a figure, which isn't a bad price at all for modular Privateer stuff. Hell, all six of them look completely different! That's nearly unheard of for Warmachine units! Naturally I gobbled them into my shopping cart, ignoring all the warnings I'd seen on the internet about how much of a bitch those bitches were to assemble.

Well, internet, you were right. 2 days, 3 cuts, multiple glued digits, and 2 pin vice puncture wounds later the damned things are put together. UGH. Giant colossal sigh. Such tiny connection points I had to find a bit for my pin vice that was small enough to not damage the figures, with one bit breaking in my index finger due to too much pressure on it, the other slipping and jamming my middle figure as I had nothing to hold on to the tiny little arm with otherwise.

They're done, and in the end I'm quite happy with how they look. Barzam was complaining about their derpy heads, and gave me some Dark Eldar heads to try swapping with. Those were way too big, so I ended up sticking with the derpy ones. Hopefully I can have photos of them up in the next few days.

In the meantime, I tried to take a better picture of the Legendary Salamander from Dungeon Saga. Picture does it no justice, so blame me for that.



Contrary to how it looks, I did use quite a bit of highlighting and shading on him, which I was quite proud of, as I'm usually pretty cut and dry when it comes to detailing figures.

Also managed to wrap up the Deathstalker Strider. Need to finish up her base, but she's done at least, and looks like she'll fit in well with the rest of my Everblight warband I'm working on.



Speaking of Everblight, I started working on another dragon- infused character- the new version of Absylonia. I tried to have her match up with my Nephilim I already have painted. I'll try to take a photo of all of them when Absylonia here is finished.



Ignore her base as it's not finished. She looks super glossy right now. Hopefully the matte sealer will help fix that.

Also got started in earnest on her newest rival, Kromac, Champion of the Wurm... or whatever he's called now.



Dude is seriously hulked out as he's standing on a 50mm base these days. I just finished up his cape and all the crap he has hanging on it, so all that's left is his left gauntlet and the axe basically- they're both gold and I just haven't done those colors yet.

So once they're all out of the way, it's time to clear out those Nyss along with a BUNCH of trolls. A ton. Plus I want that new Doomshaper that comes out this week, so I really need to clear those trolls out. Started up on my Longhorn cavalry, so we should see pictures of them soon as well.

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UGh man, I hear you on those Nyss hunters. One of the few PP kits where I thought "You know, it might easier to build one or two and then just cast the damned things," the other being the bloody Cyriss infantry that requires 40 minutes of clean up each. The Nyss just had way too many parts and way too tiny connection points. A really poorly designed model set.


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Aw, the heads were too big? That's annoying.

I hear you about the pin vise though. I've done that several times myself. Getting stabbed by a broken drill bit does not feel good.

   
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Finished up Kromac and his base. Satisfied with my results. Nowhere near as nice as the company photos on Privateer's site, but he's definitely passable.

I was quite pleased with how his skin turned out- not that it shows in the photos. Started super pale flesh base, reikland wash, darker skin tone highlights, agrax wash on certain parts, went back over certain sections with the pale skin again... looks good. I had done something similar with my Ysians for Darklands some time ago. Speaking of Ysians, I just remembered I've got the really big hulked out Death Dealer looking guy on a horse that I've never even put together. Hmm...

As you can see there's a smattering of various elf types all in various stages of progress. Why am I on such an elf kick lately? No idea. Usually can't stand pointy ears.

A bit sad that the Blightblade guy in the back isn't as large as the Deathstalker guy. She's quite bulky compared to this guy, even though they both have reverse jointed legs and stretched out limbs.

I'm thinking I'm going to have to get a bunch of these guys ready for the weekend. I'm feeling a skirmish coming on against Barzam this Saturday, if he's man enough to take me on in my home turf. Naturally we'll need a good amount of terrain involved!

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Glad that tip paid off for you.


I love Kromac, Maleka and the vampire lord. Your painting style is so smooth and clean that the minis sometimes look like colored plastic.

The salamander looks good, too. I might take your red scheme and add some bright yellow snake patterns to his skin for contrast, something like the fire lizards from the book Kiyomi. (Not really. I never paint my minis.)

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Very nice. I don't have any PP minis, but it's fun looking at yours.

You play SoBaH with Barzam, is that right? What version do you use? I have been introducing my 6-year old to the game, but the army lists (if that's what they are) in the version I use feel a little sparse.

Now showing the finished Throne of Bone!


Painting Total as of 9/30/2020: 153 plus two mechs and the Throne of Bone

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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Thanks for the compliments.

I actually do try and go for the colored plastic look sometimes. I've always liked that simple toy-like aesthetic. Nostalgia for the toys I had as a child possibly? I had lots of bizarre and monstrous toys. Some of them are probably still hanging around somewhere at my parents' place...

I do often play SoBH with Barzam. For the most part, I tend to use the original rulebook and nothing else, regardless of the fact that I've got all the supplements and both Barzam and our cousin who plays regularly are a bunch of ditry min- maxers.

I find the sparseness a plus, especially when having others learn it. It's also very vague and generic, letting you plug in just about any type of figure you can think of.

I taught myself and my son how to play with piles of Honehonezaurus I'd picked up one summer while we were in Japan. Worked perfectly. The less rules the better I feel.

I hope to have a pile of crap battle this weekend, with both sides taking piles of crappy low- quality figures with terrible combat scores, as all too often our battles devolve into super elites with piles of abilities trying to out- gank each other.

I'm thinking goblinoids vs undead, with Barzam more than likely taking the shambling hordes. No more Plague Marines or Skitarii!

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 highlord tamburlaine wrote:

both Barzam and our cousin who plays regularly are a bunch of ditry min- maxers.


Lies and slander! I just statted them to match the fluff. Our cousin though? Yeah, he's totally a dirty min-maxer.

No more Plague Marines or Skitarii!


Well, I guess I don't need to rush on my android priestess then. Tell you what, I'll bring a pile of prepaints to fight with.

   
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California the Southern

A garbage prepaint fight?

Challenge accepted.

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So I attempted to continue to churn models out in what little free time I had the last two days. Most of it was spent shopping for kids' clothes as we'll be heading back to Japan over the course of Thanksgiving week. No turkey and pumpkin pie for us this year sadly- nothing but ramen and sushi from the sounds of things!



Here's the first half of my Nyss Hunters. I went really heavy on the eyes on the girl intentionally, so yeah, I wanted her to have an almost Domino looking face paint look to her. Not visible is her pointlessly exposed belly button when the rest of the unit is all geared up and decked out in pretty thick armor.

Middle guy has a weird pose. You can't see his left foot, and the way his jacket sticks out it seems like it should be there- it's not. It's almost directly behind his right foot, and makes him look a bit flamingo- like.



Guy on the left is some tracker/ hunter for Everblight, while the one on the right is one of the new(ish) plastic Strider Blightblade figures. I really like those Blightblades. Funky blades, reverse jointed legs, claws and horns growing out of them... they're just kind of messed up. The feathered cloak is a neat touch too. Reminds me of a movie I saw once. Not the ewok adventure movie though. That thought occurred to me that the witch in one of those Ewok movies had a feather cloak like that and turned into a crow no less.



Another plastic Blightblade, as well as a Blighted Swordsman Champion/ Sword Master and a Swordsman Abbot.

That Swordmaster Champion dude is one of those Privateer sculpts I saw a long time ago and always wanted to get it. Finally found him cheap on ebay so I had to snatch him and his abbot friend up. This poor model has been rebuilt and reglued so many times now. I've dropped him at least 3 times, and his right arm is obnoxiously difficult to get pinned into place due to his legs being in the way. Hopefully this time he sticks!

Also, something COMPLETELY different.


A Warzone Resurrection Crucifier. Why do I own him? I'm not sure. I actually have a few random Warzone figures. As it stands, I don't know what else to do with him. I'mnot a big fan of the tiger stripes all over the original illustration, so I won't do that. Maybe some dark grey trim or something? I don't know.

It seems I'll be getting the last of the Makeda trio in the mail today, so once all the Elves are wrapped up it will be back to painting gold and red trimmed armor. Yay. Can't wait.

Now if only I could find another reasonably priced Xerxis, Fury of Halak now that I missed my prime opportunity to get him already.... that's going to be my next mission I think.

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Finished up the Swordsman Champion along with another Nyss Hunter.



Looks like I'll be getting a couple of other warcasters in the mail today. If she doesn't arrive today, I should be getting my final Makeda figure tomorrow then.

Since my report cards are all done and the kid leave early, I'm planning on running off to the hobby shop during my lunch break and pick up plenty of primer and sealer for all the stuff I've finished in the last week or so.

I'll also more than likely be picking up the new Doomshaper figure. I think I might grab some Cygnar stuff as well, just to paint something that isn't brown, red, or black, or some variation of those colors. I don't really have a whole lot of blue models other than my trolls.

Maybe I'll scrounge up some good deals in the consignment case! That damned epic Xerxis on his rhino is going to nag at me for quite some time I'm afraid! I wish I'd bought it...

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A weekend of being busy busy busy resulted in not much time to paint.

HOWEVER- lack of time is pretty much my middle name, so it was pretty much business as usual.

I got a basilisk drake for Skorne about two weeks ago. I got the bug to get him done. Here's a crummy picture.


I tried using that cracked earth stuff on the base, but I'm not super pleased with the result. It really REALLY cracked in some spots, to the point where it looks like it's going to just chip off the base. Hmm... not sure if I did it wrong, or how to really fix it.

Also got that Swordsman Abbot from the Legion of Everblight done. He might have shown up in primed form. You can also get a better view of that basilisk.



Picked up a Stormblade Captain from Warmachine on Friday. I have a thing for overly decorated knights in extra thick and chunky armor. The Captain here certainly fits the bill!


Dude is nowhere near finished, obviously. I actually had a finished base handy so he got glued to that one. Not even sure who I had made that for.

Here he is with an unfinished Maximus, a crazed pigman possessed by an evil ancient sword.



I need to detail Maximus' armor, his base, and touch up some straps on his back, but he's just about done. He's been a languishing project for a few months now, so it's time he gets his due.

Speaking of projects... here's a new one. Barzam and I were at the hobby shop on Sunday, and we decided to have a little Gentelemanly competition. We both grabbed a new warjack kit for Warmachine, unbuilt, unpainted, and had to start painting it today.

Well Barzam, good sir, the gauntlet has been cast. I managed to at least get a base layer of blue on my Firefly while I was trying to get the kids ready for school.



If all goes according to keikaku (translator's note: Keikaku means plan), I'll probably have the base coats done tonight.

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You got a head start on me in the morning, but it seems I've won. Mine is already finished and posted.

   
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In my defense I had to help with homework, which took some time for both kids last night, and I had to get to bed relatively quickly since Keiko had to go teach in the morning today, meaning I had no extra time to get things finished.

Here's what I got so far:


I just need to paint the lighter silver parts and his base coat is done, and then I can start getting more detailed on it.

I did however wrap up my Stormblade Captain, and I'm pretty pleased with him.



Some of the highlighting even showed up in the photo for once! Amazing!

I still don't get how you do that cracked earth stuff. Mine came out really disappointing on that basilisk. Any suggestions? Should I pile more on top of what's already there?

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Well it seems that Barzam beat me to finishing his warjack before me. Drat. I tried though. The kids' homework as well as the grading period and reports cards being due today certainly put some time constraints on me noodling around painting.



The thing is at least finished for the most part. Gotta do the base and a little bit of detailing in certain spots, but otherwise it's good to go.

That means I've got time to start up my next project (in addition the the dozens of half started other projects laying around in my office).



An Exemplar Bastion Seneschal! God I love this figure! He's so ridiculously huge and bulky. How could anyone possibly wear that much armor? I don't even think it's supposed to be steam driven or anything- there's no boiler on him anywhere, unlike stuff like the Khador Man-o-wars. Barzam thought those banner poles on his back are supposed to double as smoke stacks, but they have nowhere to draw power from that I can see.

He's also missing his super gigantic shoulder pads, which are almost as big as the armor plates hanging from his hips. What's crazy is all the stuff that goes under both the hips and the shoulders is all sculpted on. The plates under the hips are all supposed to be gold, so those already got finished.

My plan is to get one of the most overly armored, out of control ornamented, super blinged out improbable armored characters from each Privateer faction. Menoth is obviously taken care of, and my Cygnarian Stormblade Captian is a pretty decent choice. I've got a few other good choices for some of the Hordes factions I'll show off later, but I'm definitely going to have to get a Tyrant Vorkesh from Skorne due to having larger pauldrons than even the Seneschal here.

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More progress on the Bastion Seneschal



Got his shoulder pads in place, most of the base colors done, now it's time to clean it up and detail it. Started painting lots of tiny damn rivets all over his gear.

Picture looks all splotchy, but it's much nicer in person (I think).



Certainly looks more evil/ imposing in black rather than Menoth's absurd "pure" white.

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Finished up the guys I've been working on.

My Exemplar Bastion Seneschal is done now. Quite happy with how he turned out. Look forward to piling layers of sealer on him so he can actually see some use outside of being a giant ornamental suit of armor. Here he is hanging out with his buddy Reznik in equally gigantic, ridiculous, ornamental armor.



Wrapped up the Firefly as well. Sucker does not want to stay attached to his base.



Once again, all detail put into him is totally washed out by my phone's camera. I made sure to highlight all the edges n' crap on him! Ugh. Irritating.

Now that they're in the pile of about 30+ guys to get sealed, I moved on to my next project.



Obavnik in her combat thigh high hooker- heeled boots! What is going on with her? She is both completely over the top in her skin tight outfit (that the sculptor seemed to have made sure to pay extra attention to her posterior on) as well as totally awesome looking with her haughty strut going on. Just started her last night. Bought her more for the Doomguard guys that came with her, but her figure has grown on me so she's further along than the men that follow her around on a leash.

My last two Nyss Hunters are *almost* done. Need to touch up the fur on their armor, put some highlights on the cloth parts, and paint the hilt on one of their swords.

Hopefully I can get everything done before tomorrow night. Sunday morning it's off to freeze my tuchus off in Japan and go rampaging through the super market models, magical girls, and kaiju aisles of the toy section. Being the dutiful father that I am, I already started combing Amazon with the kids to figure out what we'll be on the hunt for.

It seems there are new Hone Hone Zaurus sets in stores that contain all the secret parts needed to make the deluxe creatures if you bought the entire series. We'll be getting those for sure. My daughter wants me to get the girly robot from Build Fighters, and I'll be trying to track down some of those fat little guys from the latest Gundam show. Both kids are also demanding I get some Youkai Watch kits as well. Going to be fun!

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Melbourne .au

Nice run of productivity you've had recently. I have to say that my favourites of the lot are the female demon and the hulked-out demon guy. What are those figures exactly?

   
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It was a nice run productivity wise. It was mostly due to the fact that we have the week of Thanksgiving off from school, and we'll be in Japan for the entirety of it, which means no painting at home unfortunately. It does however mean I'll be doing plenty of hobby related shopping while I'm here.

Already picked up the latest Hobby Japan to peruse.

Took two quick photos of projects before I left. I've really been on a Privateer Press role. Just about everything has been from either their Hordes or Warmachine lines. There's quite a bit of variety in their sculpts I think, and they only keep getting better.



Here's Obavnik just about finished.



Here's a blurry out of focus Maximus. He's hard to photograph due to how his entire body is in a state of movement, and he's spread out all over his base in just about every direction.



Here's my mistakes that were made prior to us leaving, and all arriving at just about the same time. Whoops.

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I have that Crufifier on my table waiting to be painted too.

M.

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Raxmei wrote:24ps is the range. 24". If that were the points cost then lasguns and plasma guns would cost the same amount and flamers would have a cost of "Souffle".

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Still unsure what I'll actually do with that Crucifier. Here's very plain currently. Just can't figure out what I want to do with it.

He's not the only Warzone figure I've got laying around in need of a finished paint job. Barzam got me some of the Crimson Devils from Mishima, the robo ninja guys, for my birthday in the summer and I still haven't made up my mind what to do with them.

Maybe I'll suck it up and work on them over winter break.

Speaking of breaks, I ended up in Japan again, this time for Thanksgiving break since our district takes the whole week off (thank God!).

Local hobby shop had a joke about their Star Wars display being a Black Friday display... since all the packages are black and all. Shame these are difficult to get outside of Japan, as they look like cool kits. Will probably grab a Boba Fett or Sandtrooper before I go home. Hopefully.



I did a bit of modeling today with my son. We got one of the new(er) Honehonezaurus kits.



Now these are interesting little kits. Usually they consist of one or two frames to build a little dino, and include a few parts that build a secret model if you purchase all the figures in the set. Most complete sets consist of 4 to 8 figures or sets of figures.

What's cool is this kit is one of those secret models. Kabaya, the company that makes them, took a bunch of the old secret kits and packaged them altogether now, with a bonus figure and new colors.



Forgive the poor lighting, but here's the finished kit. The bone guy is a new figure as far as I can tell. At least I don't recognize him, and we've bought a fair amount of these over the last ten years. His weapon actually makes a smaller dinosaur and is a new sculpt as well. The cool part is that if you collect all 4 models in this set (2 we already have the complete models for anyways), each set has one of these dinosaur weapons that you can then combine together to make a 5th secret model, the "Ultimate Weapon Rex" as the box calls him.

Bone guy is probably around 50 or 60mm tall, dragon is at least double that. Only cost 476 yen as well, where as buying them originally would have cost about 1600 yen to buy all the models in the set originally.

That Build Model Gundam there was quite disappointing. It was already built! Why you going to call it that and not let me build it? Stupid Bandai. He's not much bigger than the gacha gacha G-Next Gundams I've been buying over the years.

Maybe I'll get a Frame Robo kit tomorrow...

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Have you seen the new Frame Arms sniper kit? Not bad for 4500Y

M.

Jenkins: You don't have jurisdiction here!
Smith Jamison: We aren't here, which means when we open up on you and shred your bodies with automatic fire then this will never have happened.

Raxmei wrote:24ps is the range. 24". If that were the points cost then lasguns and plasma guns would cost the same amount and flamers would have a cost of "Souffle".

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That's not a Monster Hunter Honehone kit.

   
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I did see the new Frame Arms kit. Never built one yet. They don't get as discounted as the Bandai stuff at the local store I tend to shop at, and I'm usually on a pretty limited budget when I'm here.

I've been looking for the Monster Hunter kits, haven't come across any yet. Their time on the shelf may have come to an end, since they're on the shelf at home, which is usually a bit behind the times when it comes to that stuff.

We'll see what today holds...

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Did a little bit of shopping today.



I've been wanting to read One Punch Man. Needed my son to help me translate some of what I read.

Plan on putting Boba Fett together tonight. He was only 1800 yen too. Not sure what his regular price was, but the store I got him at was having a special Christmas sale this week. Why this week, I have no clue. I don't mind saving a few bucks though!

Today's builds are a different type of Hone Hone Zaurus. These are Meka Meka Zaurus! Hone means bone in Japanese, hence why they're all dino skeletons.

The Meka Meka are just like their namesake... mecha. Robot dinosaurs! I like these a lot more than the regular ones. They're a nice change of pace.




For starters, there's a lot of color on them! There's even decals (that never want to stay on)!

This is the Meka Meka T-Rex. A T-Rex isn't much without something to munch on, so we got him a rival.



This is the Meka Meka Diplodocus. I noticed they both have all sorts of guns and cannons molded on to them.

Here they are together.



And here they are with the Hone Hone Wyvern skeleton from the other day.



Today's Meka Meka cost about 170 yen each. About 2 bucks. Not bad for a 15 piece grocery store model kit. Gods only know what GW would charge...

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Well you already pointed out, taking into account that GW's yen to pound rate is 1-10 so 17 pounds! That's Great News(TM)

M.

Jenkins: You don't have jurisdiction here!
Smith Jamison: We aren't here, which means when we open up on you and shred your bodies with automatic fire then this will never have happened.

Raxmei wrote:24ps is the range. 24". If that were the points cost then lasguns and plasma guns would cost the same amount and flamers would have a cost of "Souffle".

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Put together Boba Fett today. Wow. Very impressed. Especially since I got him for less than 2000 yen.



Ignore the poor clipping job on his left arm. No knives or files to clean it up. Will fix at home.

Bandai seems to have taken a lot of what they started with their more organic Master Grade kits and translated down to a bit under their 1/100 kits.

The Mandalorian is probably a good four to six inches tall just eyeballing him. Detailing is good, and lots of cool ways to hide joints and connectors.

Interesting to see that he came with both stickers and decals. I'll be keeping the paint sheet and just doing it all myself when I get home.

My kids were even impressed with it, when they weren't busy playing Youkai Busters. They hate Star Wars too!

Will probably be getting a few more kits when I come back in the summer. Scout on speeder bike for sure, maybe a Sandtrooper as well. Hope to see a Snow Trooper. Those were my favorite as a kid.

I wonder if we'll see kits from the new movie somewhere down the line. I'd probably grab some of those.

Sadly I have to start helping clean the house up here as we head home tomorrow. As luck would have it though, I've got all kinds of hobby projects waiting for me at home!

Poorly lit photos of my ever- growing collection of completely unrelated models!

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That is a really nice model. Does he come with a selection of hands and weapons?

I watched Empire with my son for the first time last week, but he was so fascinated by Yoda and by the lightsaber duel that he didn't even notice Boba Fett.

Now showing the finished Throne of Bone!


Painting Total as of 9/30/2020: 153 plus two mechs and the Throne of Bone

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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