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 Theophony wrote:
Im only after a few items, not the whole universe of Battletech, but eventually I’ll find the ones I’m looking for.

Did you see the link I posted earlier? So many Battletech Mechs, and they are all free. Likely the ons you are looking for are there somewhere.

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 Theophony wrote:

Anyway, turkey has been consumed in large portions, sleep was intermittent due to waaaaaaaaay too much food, and paint has been painted.

I finished off the 4 elementals from Massive Darkness, just basing to do now.

Elementals look great. I really need to finish getting my hobby area set up. The Massive Darkness set would make a great base for Sellswords & Spellslingers games.

   
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Wisconsin

The elementals are coming along nicely Theo, maybe its the camera but I think the green moss could even be a bit brighter. The fire one really looks the part my fav of the bunch so far.
I don't play AoS but these new models are giving me the itch to pick some up. The ogors and giants catch my eye as I would not have to paint up so many. ;-D
   
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Affton, MO. USA

Thanks Yorkright, yeah, that’s why I’m still hesitant about which one to go with.
1. Orruks can be fun and like typical Orcs, they are bashy. Heavy armor with the Maw-krusher and Rogue Idol to back them up. I don’t like the look of the Mawbeasts, and as they are the cavalry, it could hamper the game.
2. Ogors, I’d play the Mawtribes as troops are my thing more than fluffy bull riders. Few models to paint comparatively, but lots of flesh and you need to really manage your army to be successful with them.

Anyway it’s a lazy day. I’m not used to having 4 day weekends, but it’s another perk from my new position. I got those elementals done and decided to play around with the Shadespire Orruks I had previously painted Orange. I painted one blue and one red as I had already done enough yellow in the near past. The blue won out, all the armor is done, just have to tidy the rest of it up now.


I’m thinking of doing white face paint on them to break it all up. Either that or do a shoulder pad or two in a variant color, probably black, which is the color armor I’m thinking of doing for the army general.

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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These fellas look good an orky! I really like the chipping and weathering on the armor looks like they have been in a few scraps.
As for the Ogors, Guillemon flesh is pretty handy though I am not sure about large surfaces.
   
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Mostly, on my phone.

First up, love the green on the stone elemental turned out really well (they all did). I definitely think you should go for ogor. You like em big glad you had a good family feast day.

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

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Affton, MO. USA

Well, I think Ogors are on hold for the time being, probably forever. The bundle is a great deal, especially if I can get 10-15% off of the $210, but as I have thought about it and have looked back between options, I think I will go with the Orruks. They may not be as good price/point wise, but I just like the look so much better, and the play style is more suited for my style.

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.

Well, fun is number one

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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Reading, Berks

Great work on the Orruks.

If you're looking at the Orruk SC, I'd look at one of those and two of the Orruk Warcry boxes instead of two SC. The warcry boxes have 5 aardboys and a unit of Brutes for a couple of dollars more than a box of brutes on their own, so two of those and your current aardboys will make up a unit and will give you a lot of hitting power

   
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Affton, MO. USA

 endtransmission wrote:
Great work on the Orruks.

If you're looking at the Orruk SC, I'd look at one of those and two of the Orruk Warcry boxes instead of two SC. The warcry boxes have 5 aardboys and a unit of Brutes for a couple of dollars more than a box of brutes on their own, so two of those and your current aardboys will make up a unit and will give you a lot of hitting power


Great minds think alike . My local shop had exactly two warcry boxes and the start collecting all at 10%off. Normally they don’t do discounts and I would have gotten them at Miniature Market for 15% and their 1% points, but the local shop has a 10% rewards points so it came up better in the long haul, plus got some free dice and supported even more local and where I will game once people can start gathering again.

I assembled (most of the way, leaving off the armor plates to be able to paint areas easier) the three Gruntas and the warchanter. The warchanter is almost completed, just finishing his sword, horns and chest armor plates.

With the blue armor i need to decide on a basing color/style. Suggestions are welcome.

Also to go with the Archer I printed last week, I pulled this 50hour print off last night and then shut the printer off for a rest.

It’s a warhammer for battle tech. The archer will be painted for Wolf and the Warhammer for Kerensky.

The long unsupporting battle will begin later.

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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The archer will be painted for Wolf and the Warhammer for Kerensky.


Should look pretty cool . Good luck painting the widow emblem, unless you have a transfer avalable?

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Nice job on those Elementals, they look great!

   
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Orcs are looking good in their battered blue armour, look forward to seeing the army grow
   
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Affton, MO. USA

Thanks guys.

I’m more worried about painting bumper stickers on them , seriously I think I’m going to paint bumper stickers with the stores logo on their butts

I enjoyed painting the elementals, not my absolute best work, but it got the juices going again.

Orruks will definitely be growing, but with my work my wife enjoys us getting time together watching our favorite old shows (Currently rewatching Boston Legal ), so my painting time is really diminished.

Diminished, but not completely destroyed, got the Warchanter pretty much done now.


I hadn’t realized how large he was until I put him next to the other boyz. Orruks get bigger and tougher as they grow in power.

The photo on the startcollecting box has him front and center, I guess I just always thought there was more distance between him and the others and thought the size was just perspective. No he really just is a big boy .

The Gore-gruntas are assembled as much as possible to still allow me to paint before armor panels are added. They will be the next in line...unless I start assembling the brutes or Ardboyz.

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.

Love the colours, and the glow is great on the Warchanter.

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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Affton, MO. USA

Thanks Graven. I still haven’t bothered to learn OSL, so this will have to do.

First Gore-grunta is well on his way. So many detail


Also on a printer note, I was 23 hours into a 28 hour print and almost out of filament. I haven’t had any luck with the pause print function before, but I was able to switch filament spools and restart the print and I can’t see any difference in where it left off.

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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Reading, Berks

The warchanter is looking good. If you're aiming for OSL on those bones, I'd suggest making the centre of the area brighter as it is supposed to be a light source fading out the further it gets from the source. It doesn't look like it's centred on the eyes or mouth particularly, so I'd just assume something in the bone is glowing so you don't need to get too much brighter, just give it a middle point

   
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Belgium

Looks promising! It may be the lighting, bit I feel like the orukk skin is a tad too muted/flat compared to the blue of the armour. Maybe an additional highlight/wash could help out, providing it's not just a lack of light creating the effect?

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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

 CommissarKhaine wrote:
Looks promising! It may be the lighting, bit I feel like the orukk skin is a tad too muted/flat compared to the blue of the armour. Maybe an additional highlight/wash could help out, providing it's not just a lack of light creating the effect?


Too true. Having never really spent time with Orcs/orks/ or Orruks, I never really spent time on their skin tones. Until this morning and I assembled the first Brute Boss half way and started painting. Only had about 30 minutes, getting ready to leave for work, not done yet, but I’m liking it more.


Comments and suggestions as always are welcome.

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.

Looks good, better shadows. I really, highly recommend the Vallejo Orc and Goblin skin paint set, it's outstanding if you're doing a lot of greenies.

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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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Reading, Berks

Oh very nice skin tone

   
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Love all the orcs coming together. Warchanter looks amazing, love the glowing bones. And rewatching Boston Legal is a good excuse to not paint
   
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Belgium

Definitely an improvement on the skin tone IMHO. For greenskins, I find a translucent wash to add a lot of depth. MajorTom11 suggested a mix of green, sepia, and water a few years back, and I've kept at it ever since. For your colour choice, a sepia/brown/water mix might work as well.

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

Thanks everyone. Skins are still something to play around with, there’s plenty of options for in the horde to come. In the mean time I wanted to get some ideas for basing laid out. After trying a few these super simple ones really stood out and I think give the best contrast to the models.


And when your running through the desert looking for baby seals to club I think you really stand out.

Obviously he is just poster tacked to the base right now, as these are test bases from WGF that I had nearby. I like how the sand brings out the rust in the armor.

I’m going to look at different static grass as these cheap army painter ones look like

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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Belgium

Nice basing choice, they really make the models pop!

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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I really like that Orruk shaman.

An option to consider for the skin is Athonian Camoshade. Already has that hint of brown in it. I found it was good for shading some plants to give them a less bright hue.

Though guards may sleep and ships may lay at anchor, our foes know full well that big guns never tire.
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Affton, MO. USA

Thanks everyone.

I've been quiet, getting into my winter hibernation mode I guess .

Still printing away and doing small items......well some small items like bases for the big items I've printed.

But there has been some painting progress.

I printed a second Rogue Idol and painted him up. The flowers on his head will not stay . I have other ideas for him.

Some more scale shot.

Up close you can see layer lines.
I need to pick up some more basing materials to add to him, I know I have some reindeer moss in a box somewhere 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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Belgium

OK, I love that rogue idol... What a brilliant model!

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

 CommissarKhaine wrote:
OK, I love that rogue idol... What a brilliant model!

Thanks. He goes with his twin brother

I’m not sure which paint job I like better, but since they are about $4 in plastic and I can mirror print them and change the sizes with the printer, they may have their own army (Sons of Behemat style).

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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Liberated Grot Land Raida






Belgium

Slight preference for the one on the higher post, but I like both!An army of earth elementals would be a great army to face IMO

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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Reading, Berks

He's a really nice looking model, Where did he come from?

I think my preference is for the darker one as the ochre tones on the second look a bit off.

   
 
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