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Is 'Eavy Metal Calling?





Affton, MO. USA

Thank you all for the high praise. The only modifications have been the helmet swaps. I have looked at trying to find some suitable plumes for the helmets, but nothing I have found holds my attention. Plus the next biggest issue I have with SCE is all the bling. I know people joke about the space marines having skulls and scrolls and papers and blood drops everywhere, but SCE outdo them. They have lightning bolts, lions faces, some have bear faces, sigmars face is on these new guy’s shoulders and shields. They have death masks and halos of spikes, exaggerated trims and pecks, scalemail and plate with leather straps. There is just way too much, so dropping the deathmask and halos were a simple way to reduce clutter. Now they look more rank and flank. The parchments are way too big and flappy for my tastes, but they are in places where it’s not always viable to remove them, so they all stay.

Anyway, a little progress, unfortunately I jumped away from the new guys to work on an older SCE character, but I quickly realized that I really dislike the old style so much. Angled armor on the steed , while there is perfectly good articulated plates on its neck and tail they decided to put the cardboard box form the refrigerator on its shoulders and hind quarters . I’ll never understand.


I know the color of the dracoth doesn’t work with the SCE, but I like the beast more than the guy riding the soap box derby armor.

At least the Gryph hound is done. I don’t understand why the lord wears its father as a cloak


Also some big changes may be coming soon. Sorry for not having time to post, hopefully that is part of the changes.

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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

I agree, after working on the new Stormcast, the old ones are terrible, both in proportions and style. I don't mind the scrolls on the new ones... you'd hope not anyway, given that I added more

You can see the Gryphound doesn't look all that pleased to see his master wearing that cloak, it
's got such a WTF look on it's face

   
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Earlobe deep in doo doo

On finishing projects I've got 4 pieces of advice-
1 Armies or Collections? An army is enough models to play a game with a collection is all the models of that type you own. I've got quite a few armies completed but have rarely completed collections and this isn't something to worry about as I enjoy adding new models to old armies.
2. All or Nothing. You seem to be very all or nothing you seem to try and paint complete armies at once. Getting them all to one stage and go off to another project leaving you with two half completed projects. A more productive technique might be to try and paint less models from one project at once but to try and take models from several projects through to completion. Currently I keep 8 batches on my desk from various projects (now a Myrmourn Banshee, Reaper Pterodactylman, Warrior Maiden archer, Conan character, Spaceship, Frostgrave Merc 4 Landsknecht and 4 Hoplites) This is slower progress on 7 projects but I'm progressing all these models through to completion rather than abandoning any models halfway.
3. Going Back. You seem to enjoy a variety of projects. Maybe going back to an older one rather than starting a new one will give you the variety you enjoy.
4. Paint Models not Armies. Focus on finishing individual models more than whole projects. Getting 50 or 60 models done is far more repetitive than doing one stage on 5 or 6 models. This can also give you models getting finished at different times encouraging you to push through the annoying parts on another model.

"But me no buts! Our comrades get hurt. Our friends die. Falkenburg is a knight who swore an oath to serve the church and to defend the weak. He'd be the first to tell you to stop puling and start planning. Because what we are doing-at risk to ourselves-is what we have sworn to do. The West relies on us. It is a risk we take with pride. It is an oath we honour. Even when some soft southern burgher mutters about us, we know the reason he sleeps soft and comfortable, why his wife is able to complain about the price of cabbages as her most serious problem and why his children dare to throw dung and yell "Knot" when we pass. It's because we are what we are. For all our faults we stand for law and light.
Von Gherens This Rough Magic Lackey, Flint & Freer
Mekagorkalicious -Monkeytroll
2017 Model Count-71
 
   
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Is 'Eavy Metal Calling?





Affton, MO. USA

@Endtransmission: yeah he sure does have the look of “withmy size I’ll be luck if I’m his sock”
@llamahead: Good points all around.

Well, so some progress.

The Lord was done Wednesday night, just didn’t take a picture until now. Fairly happy with him.


And with the Loremaster completed that is the SCE half of the Dominion box painted up.

This is a first for me. Not only a completely painted force (over 1000 points) that is field able and from one army, but one that is current (not a 10 year old game system). Plus I want to do more and actually field it in a game of the system and edition it was made for . I am really actually proud of myself right now.

They still need basing completed, but they are all to the same level and I need to figure out some basing method that I want to use, but done and playable . I guess they should get sealed .

Next steps? The battletome comes out shortly, plus they are soon to release more of these sleeker SCE including more characters, archers, a chariot, more Annihilators and vindicators with two handed swords. Plus Dragons . Not too keen on the big Dragons, but the SCE riding dragons look great in my book, I just need to start contemplating what color to make those dragons.

Not to get off course, but do I keep the other army from the Dominion box or do I trade them? I could probably get good $$$ from them at the FLGS, which will help fund the SCE, but they fit with all the Orruks I already have and their battletome comes out at the same time. I like some of their big monsters, but the rank and file guys don’t do much for me. They would get non-standard paint schemes, possibly even humanism flesh colors .

Also one of the first other tomes coming out is supposedly Maggotkin, I have a large horde of their models as well. see, this is how everything falls apart.

Really it’s all just to take my mind off an interview I have tonight. I’m pretty sure I have the job already if I want it, but it’s just another New step. Benefits are fantastic, but it might be a pay cut, which is not an option right now. But one of the benefits is free tuition at the University for my kids in 3 years. The twins will just have graduated high school at the time and we have some saved up for Jr college, but then they would get full reimbursement from one of the top not Ivy League schools in the country. Plus one of their specialties is what my daughter wants to do....for 6 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 
   
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Screaming into the void






Mostly, on my phone.

He looks great, as does the Gryph. You're clearly going to keep them oruks btw. And the job sounds like a big picture win. You got this bro.

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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Longtime Dakkanaut






You should be proud! The Stormcast are looking awesome! All the best on the job developments!
   
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Legendary Master of the Chapter





UK

Getting an army done is an achievement in and of itself, the fact they look great is a nice bonus! Hope you can get a game in soon, and that The Curse of Fresh Paint doesn't hit your dice too hard (though maybe you ought to print a Dice Jail just in case... )

Looking forward to the Stormcast Dragons if/when you get them, they are pretty great models. As for the Kruleboyz, if I were still an army-building man I'd be keeping them just as an excuse to field that epic vulture-wyvern thing their big boss comes on...

Best of luck with the interview and any changes that come with it!

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Is 'Eavy Metal Calling?





Affton, MO. USA

Quick job update. Just got the message that HR will be contacting Monday me to talk money and how soon I can start . Pay wise sounds like my ask is within the range.

Out for celebratory dinner now.

Thanks for the well wishes.

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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[DCM]
Screaming into the void






Mostly, on my phone.

That's brilliant news chum, many congrats.

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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Earlobe deep in doo doo

Excellent news especially with the saving in tuition fees.

"But me no buts! Our comrades get hurt. Our friends die. Falkenburg is a knight who swore an oath to serve the church and to defend the weak. He'd be the first to tell you to stop puling and start planning. Because what we are doing-at risk to ourselves-is what we have sworn to do. The West relies on us. It is a risk we take with pride. It is an oath we honour. Even when some soft southern burgher mutters about us, we know the reason he sleeps soft and comfortable, why his wife is able to complain about the price of cabbages as her most serious problem and why his children dare to throw dung and yell "Knot" when we pass. It's because we are what we are. For all our faults we stand for law and light.
Von Gherens This Rough Magic Lackey, Flint & Freer
Mekagorkalicious -Monkeytroll
2017 Model Count-71
 
   
Made in gb
Calculating Commissar






Reading, Berks

Fantastic news on the job and free tuition for the kids sounds like an excellent bonus!

   
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Incorporating Wet-Blending






Well, that’s a great way to close in on 100 pages! Fingers Crossed you manage to agree a pay rise with HR that’ll be doubled up with free tuition. The SCE look fantastic, a fully complete and up to date army is something most of us only dream of, let alone achieve with such a good looking force! Bravo!

Goberts Gubbins - P&M Blog, started with Oldhammer, often Blackstone Fortress and mini-Marines, Indomitus soon... hopefully! 
   
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Pyromaniac Hellhound Pilot






Congratulations on the job news- especially just now! Helping push to 100!

"He fears his fate too much, or his desserts are small, who will not put it to a single touch; to win- or lose- it all."

Montrose Toast


 
   
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Is 'Eavy Metal Calling?





Affton, MO. USA

Thanks guys, lonely thing still to settle is pay, hopefully that works out. Kept me up lat night, totally out of my control until I get an offer though.

In the mean time, my old scheme for the Orruks still wasn’t hitting a chord with me, so a couple test models have been worked on.




The main reason for the change is I’m still torn on the Kruleboyz. If I do keep them, the blue wasn’t going to work out for me, so new try on the Orruks, I think they will work on the Kruleboyz if I keep them. So before I buy anything else I think I’ll work on the mountain range of shame.

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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Earlobe deep in doo doo

Know how you feel I signed up for the Mountain of Shame challenge on here at the beginning of the year and recently my Reaper kickstarter arrived and lets just say I've lost for this year massively.

"But me no buts! Our comrades get hurt. Our friends die. Falkenburg is a knight who swore an oath to serve the church and to defend the weak. He'd be the first to tell you to stop puling and start planning. Because what we are doing-at risk to ourselves-is what we have sworn to do. The West relies on us. It is a risk we take with pride. It is an oath we honour. Even when some soft southern burgher mutters about us, we know the reason he sleeps soft and comfortable, why his wife is able to complain about the price of cabbages as her most serious problem and why his children dare to throw dung and yell "Knot" when we pass. It's because we are what we are. For all our faults we stand for law and light.
Von Gherens This Rough Magic Lackey, Flint & Freer
Mekagorkalicious -Monkeytroll
2017 Model Count-71
 
   
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I'm very happy for you, Theo, on landing the job and hope tomorrow brings more good news regarding money.

The Orruk looks keen. Nice, smooth color, nothing crazy. A good scheme and not to flashy.

Also, late to the party, but your SCE unit looks amazing! Really well done. Honestly, with the head swaps and the paint scheme, I didn't recognize them for what they were. I thought they were historics when I saw them.

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Orks-in-Progress, Finished Orks.
Terrain I'm making.
The Darion Sector War Campaign.
Into the Jaws of Hell 40k campaign.
I do commissions. If you are interested send me a PM and we can talk concepts and pricing. 
   
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Is 'Eavy Metal Calling?





Affton, MO. USA

Need some ideas from you lot on Page 100.

1. Blow $100 on XYZ army
2. Get 100% done on another Start Collecting set
3. Something else?????

Number 1 is kind of a given every so often, so doesn't feel especially special.
Number 2 will take time to achieve, so not really a page 100 sort of task, but might be fun to see how quickly it could come together.


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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Screaming into the void






Mostly, on my phone.

Why not both?


Automatically Appended Next Post:
Showcase your favourite minis, is my honest answer, btw

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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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Houston, TX

How about a photo (or series of photos) of 100 of your favorite miniatures you’ve painted and conversions you’ve done?

Xhorik 87th Drop Troops P&M blog https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/775655.page

Project log and campaign featuring Orks, Imperial Guard, Marines, Tyranids: http://www.xhorikwar.blogspot.com/
Currently focused on our Horus Heresy campaign with White Scars, Death Guard and Imperial Militia.  
   
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Wisconsin

I think a showcase of your armies would be a glorious sight. Thats my vote.
   
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Australia

Showcase of your armies is my vote too.

See My Crazy Army plan here: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/521618.page#5517409
See the Fluff of my Crazy Army plan here: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/537440.page

2000 Point Armies
[40k] Murdochs 5th Armoured Detachment, 34/87th Tullarium Armour; Taskforce of the Garrsak Clan Company; Grimskragas Razorfangs, Guiding Light of Yarn Le'ath; Hive Fleet Acidica; XII Ambush Cell, Loyalists of the Twin Primarchs;

[Warhammer] The Obsidian Knightly Order; The Wondrous Caravan of the Traveller and his Maneaters; Bronze Host of Ka-Sabar; Dragonriders of Caledor; Vain Quest for the Grail, 11th Crusade of Araby; The Throng of Kark Veng; 
   
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Is 'Eavy Metal Calling?





Affton, MO. USA



You guys are hilarious. I've NEVER finished an army in my 30+ years . These SCE are about the closest I have ever come to a fully painted force in my life. There have been some skirmish games that have fully painted bands: Necromunda, BattleTech and Bushido, but no fully painted Space marine armies or the like.

I might dig out some models, but 100 is pushing it

I think I might have a 100lb hobby weight loss challenge . Sure I could easily lose 100+ pounds myself, I think I could also lose literally 100 pounds of plastic, cardboard and resin that is cluttering my basement. There are so many projects that have been started and I have no intention of going back to them anytime....soon...or ever. Old White Dwarfs which while fun to look back on occasionally, they are just weighing me down and taking up more room than anything.

The other option which I am leaning towards is 100 days of Pain (T). Similar to the US Presidents first 100 days in office, I will do a concerted push for the 100 days following page 100 to paint something every day. As of right now that would take me to roughly Thanksgiving here in the US. Sort of a nice starting and ending point.

I will take some pictures of some models, but currently there is lots of actual piles of things, good and bad that need to be moved before any of that can begin.

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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 gb
Calculating Commissar






Reading, Berks

If you go for the 100 days of Pain challenge, 100 naked snotlings, individually based do not count

   
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Is 'Eavy Metal Calling?





Affton, MO. USA

 endtransmission wrote:
If you go for the 100 days of Pain challenge, 100 naked snotlings, individually based do not count


While I think I have 100 snotlings from Mantic, that’s not the plan

Forgot the iPad at home today, had taken pics of the Orruk Brutes I have started.



Theres two more that haven’t made it to the gallery for some reason . Anyway, this is the scheme I’m going with. Still a bit to do on them yet, but close.


Ov-a too boyz sho’d up, def waz owt bashn sum humies.

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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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Pyromaniac Hellhound Pilot






Is the great color on the skin contrast paint, layer paint and wash, or layer paint and drybrush, or some combination of all three? Great looking depth to that painting!

"He fears his fate too much, or his desserts are small, who will not put it to a single touch; to win- or lose- it all."

Montrose Toast


 
   
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Is 'Eavy Metal Calling?





Affton, MO. USA

 Meer_Cat wrote:
Is the great color on the skin contrast paint, layer paint and wash, or layer paint and drybrush, or some combination of all three? Great looking depth to that painting!


It's either Deathworld forest green or Deathguard green (I'll check tonight when I get home but pretty sure the former), Drybrushed with Nurgling Green, then Washed with aethonian Camoshade. In the two test guys I did I then hit their eyes, nose, mouth and inside of ears with reikland fleshshade.

Was DakkaDakka Down for everyone today? This is the first time since last night that I have been able to get on today.

I took the pre-employment WizQuiz last night, no worries there. Still no start date set, but I did have my 4th visit from my current bosses upper big wigs this week. Each one has come in offering me the same position that I had been offered previously (6 months ago) to stay. It feels great knowing that they really want me to stay and all the buttering up they did verbally, but somehow it feels bad that none of them knew that the others had alreasy offered me that position and I have turned it down over and over again. At least the Lady today understood how the new job is still in the same building and getting my kids free university schooling in a few years. They (old job) didn't even offer me more money . One of the Nurses at my office is trying to schedule my going away party, it will be funny if I start Monday at the new place and no time to set up the party in between.

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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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[DCM]
Screaming into the void






Mostly, on my phone.

Yeah, I couldn't get on dakka yesterday until the evening. It's great to see you getting the appreciation you deserve buddy

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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Incorporating Wet-Blending






Dakka was down for me too. Having work try to keep you is always a moral boost even if they can’t offer more money. As for pg100 a showcase of your favourite minis that have featured here and/or finishing the SCE would be great to see. The Orruk scheme is looking great too

Goberts Gubbins - P&M Blog, started with Oldhammer, often Blackstone Fortress and mini-Marines, Indomitus soon... hopefully! 
   
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Earlobe deep in doo doo

Whats your key challenge model something big and impressive you want to see completed? Do that.

"But me no buts! Our comrades get hurt. Our friends die. Falkenburg is a knight who swore an oath to serve the church and to defend the weak. He'd be the first to tell you to stop puling and start planning. Because what we are doing-at risk to ourselves-is what we have sworn to do. The West relies on us. It is a risk we take with pride. It is an oath we honour. Even when some soft southern burgher mutters about us, we know the reason he sleeps soft and comfortable, why his wife is able to complain about the price of cabbages as her most serious problem and why his children dare to throw dung and yell "Knot" when we pass. It's because we are what we are. For all our faults we stand for law and light.
Von Gherens This Rough Magic Lackey, Flint & Freer
Mekagorkalicious -Monkeytroll
2017 Model Count-71
 
   
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Is 'Eavy Metal Calling?





Affton, MO. USA

Page 100 looks to be on official hold . My mother in law has changed her surgery schedule to this week , which means she will be moving in as she also decided not to go to a rehab facility. My youngest daughter has decided to move into the unfinished basement instead of sharing her room. The biggest cluster is she could have done this over the summer when the kids weren’t in school and they could have helped, but school starts for them on Monday .

This means my painting area and models are all being haphazardly boxed up for now.

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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