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Made in ca
Mighty Kroxigor Ancient





California the Southern

How big are those nuclear shrimp chiefs? They look pretty bulky.

Your Mennoth inspired guy seems quite yellow. Is that intentional or is it just the lighting? I like it yellow though.

Some day we should play something at 15mm...

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

http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/627383.page#7436324.html
Watch and listen to me ramble about these minis before ruining them with paint!
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmCB2mWIxhYF8Q36d2Am_2A 
   
Made in us
Thermo-Optical Tuareg





California

I'm willing to forgive the... odd weapon designs due to their age. Those sculpts are over 30 years old.

The Redemptionist guy is fairly yellow. The bone Contrast paint has a very worn, yellowed tint to it. Looks good for old bones. It probably doesn't help that I did use a highlight of Vallejo beige over it, too.

The UEF Rangers are actually very chunky for their scale. Makes me very curious how big the 28mm versions are. I'll try and get some size comparisons tonight. One of these guys could probably go to to toe with some of my mechs though.

   
Made in us
Thermo-Optical Tuareg





California

I've gotten so behind on uploading stuff. I've painted a 15mm drop pod, two squads of infantry, and a Primaris Lieutenant, but I have yet to take pics of any of them.

I did however manage to get pics of my first Zombicide miniature. I got my Invader stuff a couple days ago and managed to actually get a figure done.

When they announced Frank as a playable character, I knew he was probably going to be my go-to survivor. He's a servitor-ized Driller alien! That's awesome! I tried to keep his colors somewhat consistent with the artwork. His sculpt is a little mushy around his face, but you can make out his teeny tiny little eyes. My only complaint about him is that I wish he were bigger.


   
Made in us
Near Golden Daemon Caliber





Affton, MO. USA

So how much did shipping knock you back? I heard CMoN is charging the US people actual shipping now instead of the reduced shipping fees.

Also is frank based on someone/something? They do so many homage sculpts and I’m just not sure of most of them.

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
Thermo-Optical Tuareg





California

I honestly don't remember how much shipping was. Probably somewhere around $20 or so.

Frank is a reference to Frankenstein. But in terms of his sculpt, he is not a cameo figure. He is literally one of the enemy aliens from the Blackout expansion made into a playable survivor.

   
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[DCM]
Enigmatic Exalted Daemon





Albany, NY

I love Frank, great work on the big guy. I've got a copy of Blackout coming that 100% is just to pull the aliens out of for Nefarious Counts As Purposes ...

BLOODFIRE: KOW SALAMANDER REPORTS 
   
Made in us
Thermo-Optical Tuareg





California

Next up! Kilgore the Headhunter. He's so bizarre looking!



He's also kind of thin and doesn't have the sharpest details. His bandolier of bullets under the skulls on his chest in particular are hard to discern. My lighting doesn't help matters either. His third arm winds up blending into his torso because of the lighting. Plus, his skull isn't standing out so well in these lights, either. Trust me, this figure does look better in person that it does in the pic.

   
Made in jp
Incorporating Wet-Blending





Japan

 Barzam wrote:
Trust me, this figure does look better in person that it does in the pic.


The story of my life, or at least my P&M blog, in a nutshell.

Now showing Abyssals for Vanguard!




Painting total as of 8/17/2019: 99 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.


 
   
Made in us
Mighty Kroxigor Ancient





California the Southern

You got those done right quick. You should paint mine too.

At the very least you should read through the rules so we can actually try the game out this weekend.

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

http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/627383.page#7436324.html
Watch and listen to me ramble about these minis before ruining them with paint!
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmCB2mWIxhYF8Q36d2Am_2A 
   
Made in us
Thermo-Optical Tuareg





California

I'm surprised you haven't already churned some of these guys out. Considering the amount of figures you've been painting in a week, I'd think you'd be nearly through the base game box by now.

Today, I finished Lieutenant Torriani Massimo. This is the Italian representative. I actually really liked the Marine designs for the game. I just wish they'd had more than two of them sculpted wearing their helmets.



This was just a quick job. There's definitely a loss of detail on these guys from some of the renders and early resin prototypes we've seen. Almost none of the ribbing is present on the undersuit and his odd headset thing is supposed to go around his jaw, but the only bit of it that actually was visible on the sculpt was the glasses. And, of course, my shading is totally lost in the picture. I used a gray wash over the white armor. It doesn't have the stark black linework a black wash gives. It's much more subtle shadows and looks quite good.

   
Made in gb
Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

Still looks pretty good, boss.

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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Made in us
Thermo-Optical Tuareg





California

Over the weekend, my brother and I met up with BobtheInquisitor at Brookhurst Hobbies and played some Zombicide Invader. We played the Blackout version. It's been a while since I last played a game of Zombicide. I like the gameplay and the whole dark zone aspect of Blackout was an interesting touch. I'm really going to have to put some effort into painting more of the figures. I'd like to someday have the whole game painted up.



There were a few times where it seemed like we were going to lose, but somehow we not only won, but nobody even died!

While we were there, I grabbed a couple of Bones Black figures. One was a Rockmaw/D&D Xorn, and the other was the Maggotcrown Bonesack. I don't know what a Maggotcrown Bonesack is, but it looks like a large, bloated corpse that's reanimated while in the process of being butchered. It's odd. It has bones sprouting out of its finger, bone spikes in its shoulders, and no flesh on its skull. Oh, and it's partially vivisected, as if you didn't notice.



It's hard to tell in the pic, but I painted the inside with Blood for the Blood God, so it's got a very wet look to it. I used Vallejo's dried blood on the exposed bone bits. The head is splotchy, I know. That was intentional. I wanted it to look uneven, as if the blood was drying after having the skin peeled off the skull. It is an odd, kind of gross figure. Big, too. I believe that base is a 60mm that it came with.

Finally, I mentioned that I had finished a drop pod for my 15mm figures, but I never got around to posting pics. Here it is. This is from Clearhorizon Miniatures and is part of their Helldivers subline.





You can build it all closed up, if you want. You would just need to snip off the support struts on its landing legs. Clearhorizon also makes a more detailed opened up version with a fully detailed interior.

   
Made in ca
Mighty Kroxigor Ancient





California the Southern

We played Dark Side, not Blackout, but it's not a big difference.

Get some more survivors painted up so we can play again!

Your bonesack looks wonderfully disgusting.

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

http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/627383.page#7436324.html
Watch and listen to me ramble about these minis before ruining them with paint!
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmCB2mWIxhYF8Q36d2Am_2A 
   
Made in us
Thermo-Optical Tuareg





California

Finished a couple more figures tonight. These guys are recent releases from Alternative Armies. They're a part of an experimental little line they're calling Alternative Stars. These guys were sort of a "test the waters" assortment of various, fairly generic sci-fi adventurer types. Plus a gun wielding owlbear.

First, a Nekonari Trooper with SMG. Yes, he's a cat-man. I would love to see more of these guys.



Next we have the nice and generic Star Empire Colonial Trooper with Rifle.



They're pretty simple, single piece figures. I had fun painting them. Yeah, I didn't give them the most interesting paintjobs, but I think they turned out alright.

   
Made in ca
Mighty Kroxigor Ancient





California the Southern

15mm or 25mm?

They look nice. Cat man would fit in well with some of the Zombiesmith stuff.

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

http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/627383.page#7436324.html
Watch and listen to me ramble about these minis before ruining them with paint!
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmCB2mWIxhYF8Q36d2Am_2A 
   
Made in ca
Thermo-Optical Tuareg





California

These are 28mm.

   
 
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