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 Duskweaver wrote:
I always assumed the spiky growths on the poxwalkers and other DG models were supposed to suggest some kind of super-chordyceps fungal eruption rather than bone.
I hadn't considered that, it would make more sense. Also I must admit I like them a lot more upon seeing them painted in a more sombre fashion -I don't think the studio paint scheme does them any favours.

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 catbarf wrote:
I forgot to mention, but it seems GW's sculptors might be learning, because the newly previewed Terminator character avoids the problems I mentioned before:

It's got a fairly clean silhouette, a decent amount of embellishment without it covering every surface of the armor, and a nice sense of direction and movement. I like it a lot.

It's better but it has its own problems. The belly suffers from GWs continuing problems with digitally sculpting organic shapes and there's something seriously ed up going on with the right wrist. I don't think even chaos should allow that positioning.
   
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 catbarf wrote:
I forgot to mention, but it seems GW's sculptors might be learning, because the newly previewed Terminator character avoids the problems I mentioned before:

It's got a fairly clean silhouette, a decent amount of embellishment without it covering every surface of the armor, and a nice sense of direction and movement. I like it a lot.
That's a lot nicer

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Mutilators suffer from one of the worst-looking texturing I've seen. The arms are ok, but the growths coming out of the shoulder pads, neck and around the head look like weirdly textured cloth. It could have looked good had there been some sort of graduation where it meets the armour. What it looks like to me is a computer game glitch when a models clothes deform and start "clipping" through the armour and the texture mapping gets weirdly stretched.

For some reason I thought these had been re-released with a much better model, but they're still there on the site...ah yes, it seems it was just Obliterators that got new sculpts. Odd.
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Thank the Maker for Gal Vorbak. Those Mutilators remain incredibly dire.

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 catbarf wrote:
I forgot to mention, but it seems GW's sculptors might be learning, because the newly previewed Terminator character avoids the problems I mentioned before:

It's got a fairly clean silhouette, a decent amount of embellishment without it covering every surface of the armor, and a nice sense of direction and movement. I like it a lot.


One step forward one step back for me. I find the growth by the stomach just odd looking. Like it is added as a aftertought instead of being a part of the miniature.
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 The Green one wrote:
 catbarf wrote:
I forgot to mention, but it seems GW's sculptors might be learning, because the newly previewed Terminator character avoids the problems I mentioned before:

It's got a fairly clean silhouette, a decent amount of embellishment without it covering every surface of the armor, and a nice sense of direction and movement. I like it a lot.


One step forward one step back for me. I find the growth by the stomach just odd looking. Like it is added as a afterthought instead of being a part of the miniature.
I agree. And to add insult to injury it looks difficult to remove. But still, hardly a contender for 'worst miniatures of recent times.'

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I seem to recall the article on the community page described it not as a growth but a bag. So its not meant to be part of him its a bag of flesh he's sown together in his spare time when he's not in battle.

   
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 Adeptus Doritos wrote:


And yes, I know what Blanchitsu is. To each their own, but most of those models look like they smell bad and would be damp and warm to the touch. A lot of them just look like lazy slapjob paint on a cobbled-together model made from junk bits. I get it, some people say it's about a style and yaddayaddayadda.

But if you poop your pants on purpose, you're still an idiot for pooping your pants. It's not a revolutionary act that makes you a high-brow intellectual above us lowly plebs.

(Not "You=Grotsnik", but "You=General". But if you poop your pants...)



I mean let's be fair here, you are talking about badly done paintjobs or conversions in the blanchitsu style. You can easily turn that around to regular badly painted minis and say they look like a child ate some crayons in kindergarten and puked all over the mini.
If someone says they made them look bad because of the style, then I agree with you, but if it's cause of lack of skill, then criticizing them makes you look like the high-brow intellectual art critic.
   
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 Overread wrote:
I seem to recall the article on the community page described it not as a growth but a bag. So its not meant to be part of him its a bag of flesh he's sown together in his spare time when he's not in battle.


It's his ball bag!

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 thegreatchimp wrote:
Mutilators suffer from one of the worst-looking texturing I've seen. The arms are ok, but the growths coming out of the shoulder pads, neck and around the head look like weirdly textured cloth. It could have looked good had there been some sort of graduation where it meets the armour. What it looks like to me is a computer game glitch when a models clothes deform and start "clipping" through the armour and the texture mapping gets weirdly stretched.

For some reason I thought these had been re-released with a much better model, but they're still there on the site...ah yes, it seems it was just Obliterators that got new sculpts. Odd.


Please refrain from posting this.... this abomination which shall not be remembered as a valid unit choice or existence in the sphere of models.

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Statistx wrote:
I mean let's be fair here, you are talking about badly done paintjobs or conversions in the blanchitsu style. You can easily turn that around to regular badly painted minis and say they look like a child ate some crayons in kindergarten and puked all over the mini.


No, I'm talking about the overwhelming majority of Blanchitsu. It's my opinion, sure. But 90% of the models look like garbage. Literal, actual garbage on a model base. With texturing powder.

And it's not often the actual paint involved- it's the actual style itself that irks me. It's one of those things that very, very rarely works. Examples:

This is what most Blanchitsu I see looks like: https://spikeybits.com/2018/04/mechanics-of-evil-armies-on-parade.html

That just looks gross and lazy. From the entire assembly of the model, to the actual paint job.

https://thedeathzap.wordpress.com/2020/01/25/the-blanchitsu-is-strong-with-this-one/

I don't even know what this is.


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PossumCraft wrote:I'll just... leave this here...


What in the 7th level of hell is that?!?!?!

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 Adeptus Doritos wrote:

It's my opinion, sure.


It is.

 Adeptus Doritos wrote:
But 90% of the models look like garbage. Literal, actual garbage on a model base. With texturing powder.


See above.

 Adeptus Doritos wrote:
This is what most Blanchitsu I see looks like: https://spikeybits.com/2018/04/mechanics-of-evil-armies-on-parade.html

That just looks gross and lazy. From the entire assembly of the model, to the actual paint job.


Doesn't look that bad to me. The tentacle guy and the flagellant are a bit underwhelming.

 Adeptus Doritos wrote:
https://thedeathzap.wordpress.com/2020/01/25/the-blanchitsu-is-strong-with-this-one/

I don't even know what this is.


Even if I knew, I wouldn't tell you, as you couldn't handle the truth. But I kinda like them.

 Just Tony wrote:
PossumCraft wrote:I'll just... leave this here...


What in the 7th level of hell is that?!?!?!


Wet Nurse from Kingdom Death.

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 Dryaktylus wrote:

It is.Even if I knew, I wouldn't tell you, as you couldn't handle the truth. But I kinda like them.


"Truth" and your personal fancies are not the same. Just so we're clear here- your personal opinion is as worthless as my own.

And that's not my opinion, that's an objective fact. Mull it over.

Keep your preferences, and I'll keep my own. Shine on, shiny diamond.

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 Just Tony wrote:
What in the 7th level of hell is that?!?!?!


An overpriced model from an overpriced and 'meh' game.

I'm not one to knock anyone's personal fetishes and preferences- I'm just also not the kind of person to respect someone who plops this on a gaming table outside of a private club or their own house. I'm not sure I'd want to be caught with this in my collection.

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 Adeptus Doritos wrote:



 Just Tony wrote:
What in the 7th level of hell is that?!?!?!


An overpriced model from an overpriced and 'meh' game.

I'm not one to knock anyone's personal fetishes and preferences- I'm just also not the kind of person to respect someone who plops this on a gaming table outside of a private club or their own house. I'm not sure I'd want to be caught with this in my collection.



Not my cup of tea either, but I got a couple of them for free. Painted up and sold that one on eBay, lol.

Definitely my contender for wtf miniature of all time.

   
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PossumCraft wrote:
Definitely my contender for wtf miniature of all time.


Yeah. I can certainly get enthusiastic about horror, but the sexualized horror? Eh... it's not that it completely repulses me, or I can't handle it... it's just that it's one of those things that comes off as trying to "shock and disgust" more than "scare".

But this is the game that made a Slenderman monster...

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 Adeptus Doritos wrote:
PossumCraft wrote:
Definitely my contender for wtf miniature of all time.


Yeah. I can certainly get enthusiastic about horror, but the sexualized horror? Eh... it's not that it completely repulses me, or I can't handle it... it's just that it's one of those things that comes off as trying to "shock and disgust" more than "scare".

But this is the game that made a Slenderman monster...


I don't disagree but, in defence of Kingdom Death; this, like every one of their other miniatures I've had the pleasure to paint, is of outstanding quality and detail.

Compared to that, I am currently painting all the miniatures from a DnD boardgame which somebody included a demon guy from earlier - terrible quality!

   
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its funny, so many of the minis mentioned in this thread i think are awesome. i think its interesting that we experience this IP so differently and even concepts like grimdark mean such different things to different people. there's no right or wrong here, just taste.

for me the ones i didn't like recently were the nagash and verminlords with all the long trailing spiky bits that i think were there just because they could. they look messy and i don't like them at all. but they seem to knocked that on the head the last few years, so thats good. i think there's more good stuff coming out the last five years than in the fifteen before that.

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 daddyorchips wrote:
its funny, so many of the minis mentioned in this thread i think are awesome. i think its interesting that we experience this IP so differently and even concepts like grimdark mean such different things to different people. there's no right or wrong here, just taste.

for me the ones i didn't like recently were the nagash and verminlords with all the long trailing spiky bits that i think were there just because they could. they look messy and i don't like them at all. but they seem to knocked that on the head the last few years, so thats good. i think there's more good stuff coming out the last five years than in the fifteen before that.


Those have been mentioned too, not so long ago on this thread; Mortarion was the example I think, and the new Typhus.

I'll nominate the Stalkers from Conquest, just because they are the most awkwardly posed archers I've seen in a long time.



I've got a unit of them myself, and I honestly don't think they can be posed to AIM.

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 Adeptus Doritos wrote:
 Dryaktylus wrote:

It is.Even if I knew, I wouldn't tell you, as you couldn't handle the truth. But I kinda like them.


"Truth" and your personal fancies are not the same.


Um... you do know it was a joke, don't you? Translate it with 'I have no idea what these things are.'
   
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 thegreatchimp wrote:
 Overread wrote:
I seem to recall the article on the community page described it not as a growth but a bag. So its not meant to be part of him its a bag of flesh he's sown together in his spare time when he's not in battle.


It's his ball bag!


*cue Col Bogey's march*

Nurgle, let me just keep one baaaaall
It's swanging, from before the faaaaall
Tychus, is probably like us
And the Emprah's got no balls at all.

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 Dryaktylus wrote:
 Adeptus Doritos wrote:
 Dryaktylus wrote:

It is.Even if I knew, I wouldn't tell you, as you couldn't handle the truth. But I kinda like them.


"Truth" and your personal fancies are not the same.


Um... you do know it was a joke, don't you? Translate it with 'I have no idea what these things are.'
He nominated miniatures as bad based strictly on personal opinion, then went on in another post to describe how personal opinion means nothing. He is either playing us very well or playing himself very badly.


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 malfred wrote:
 thegreatchimp wrote:
 Overread wrote:
I seem to recall the article on the community page described it not as a growth but a bag. So its not meant to be part of him its a bag of flesh he's sown together in his spare time when he's not in battle.


It's his ball bag!


*cue Col Bogey's march*

Nurgle, let me just keep one baaaaall
It's swanging, from before the faaaaall
Tychus, is probably like us
And the Emprah's got no balls at all.
It being a bag makes it a little less bad for me. Grinning over the 'ball bag' joke every time I see it (as I now will be) makes it wonderful.

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Consider; Games Workshop rules not so much games but as toolboxes for players to craft an experience from, and open/narrative/matched play just examples of how things can be put together. 
   
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Consider; Games Workshop rules not so much games but as toolboxes for players to craft an experience from, and open/narrative/matched play just examples of how things can be put together. 
   
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 malfred wrote:


*cue Col Bogey's march*

Nurgle, let me just keep one baaaaall
It's swanging, from before the faaaaall
Tychus, is probably like us
And the Emprah's got no balls at all.


Teeheehee!

He really should cover up: Getting a kick to the shield generators is sore enough, I can't imagine what a bolter round would feel like.

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One step forward one step back for me. I find the growth by the stomach just odd looking. Like it is added as a aftertought instead of being a part of the miniature.


Same. I like that it's not covered in nonsense, but I find the over-all design weak and a bit bland. Also man, would love the belly thing to not be a "thing" anymore on these ...

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PossumCraft wrote:
I'll just... leave this here...


You'll pick that up and take it with you when you leave, too.

I bet you're the sort of person who doesn't pick up after their dog when they take it "walkies", either.

(The sort of person whom gets followed home, so I can deposit their animal's deposit into their mailbox. )

I'm OVER 50 (and so far over everyone's BS, too).
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Tycho wrote:
One step forward one step back for me. I find the growth by the stomach just odd looking. Like it is added as a aftertought instead of being a part of the miniature.


Same. I like that it's not covered in nonsense, but I find the over-all design weak and a bit bland. Also man, would love the belly thing to not be a "thing" anymore on these ...


I think that's the main issue: If they don't cover it in busy stuff, it's bland. If they do, it's too busy.
Hard to find a middle way.
   
 
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