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Oh, dear. Well, Strigoi were always my favorite vamps. The new models are fabulous, so I look forward to living vicariously through your new army idea.

Angry forest looking quite good, as well.
   
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Affton, MO. USA

 youwashock wrote:
Oh, dear. Well, Strigoi were always my favorite vamps. The new models are fabulous, so I look forward to living vicariously through your new army idea.

Angry forest looking quite good, as well.


Well, luckily stuff came up which means I couldn’t swing by the shop and plunge into Flesh Eater Courts/Brettonia 2.0 . Also I’m still trying to think of ways to base the FEC before I pull the trigger. Almost all the basing I have seen for them is just barren dirt with a few tufts of dried grass. While I have considered doing that as well, I thought maybe some pumpkins for a Halloween vibe...
.
Probably not .


Anyway, here are 16 more FN dryads with tree accents.

And a tree Lord who just got a whole bunch of green after this was taken.


Just realized I’m painting future stakes to deal with the Vampires .

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.

I like the symmetry of trees 'n' vamps great pumpkins, too.

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.
2022 Painted model tally: 33 
   
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Affton, MO. USA

Not sure if the pumpkins will make it to the bases, I had gotten a Kickstarter for bases a while back and there’s are some desolation bases that I just sliced. Those will be getting the next batch of prints tonight.

In the mean time...

The Knight/Lords......

1 Abhorrant
6 Crypt horrors/flayers/ somethings
30 ghouls

It’s a start at around 900 pts

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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Those trees seem to be armed, sir. Cool stuff, Theo. Looking forward to seeing what you do with those ghouls.

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Reading, Berks

Looking forward to what you do with FEC. They are one of my favourite factions for that very reason... though they do get very samey to paint.

There was a great story when they first came to AoS where an adventurer was going into one of their lairs looking for treasure. The further in he ventures, the more resistance he faces, so he assumes that he's getting closer and closer to a massive treasure horde. In the end he finds a room full of viscera that they see as glorious treasure and protect it as such.

   
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Affton, MO. USA

Well this week at work has been slower than usual. I had never brought models to assemble to work before, but today all the doctors are out of state and my co-worker has been ill this week, so I have been sitting watching the 2 major court cases being televised in the US right now all week long. I have also whathed Shang-Chi today at work. 3 flipping phone calls all day long and just a couple emails that were a snap to deal with.

So I assembled all 30 ghouls and 6 big guys (3 as Crypt Horrors and 3 as Crypt Flayers). I had assembled and painted the Abhorrant last night, but not too happy with him, so no pictures yet. Last night I also ordered 2 start collecting Flesh Eater Courts boxes.... So 6 more big guys, 20 more ghouls and either combination of 2 zombie dragons or terror geists will be inbound SOON. There are tons of extra bits in each box, GW should just give the big guy box another half sprue with just extra leg and torso parts so you can make 6 models from each box instead of 3. I think if I get creative I might be able to make a couple coming out of rumble or something to help bolster the army. I believe there are twice as many heads as needed on the ghoul sprues as well as extra arms, so either battlefield casualties or men at arms crawling up the ladders to man the parapits (you pitiful lot would see them as ghouls coming out of the floorboards ).

Since the FEC believe themselves to be knights I want to try and think of ways to bring that across, and maybe some of you will have some ideas to share. The only one that I could come up with and I think it fits the ghouls facial looks are to have a couple of the models who have open hands to have coconuts in them to make the horse noises , because if you are going to steal ideas of fake knights from anyone, you need to steal from the best . I might also have a crypt ghoul courtier named Tim....



Today is the wife's 46th BDay. So fancy dinner tonight, I also got tickets (For just before Christmas), for her and I to go to a cocktail theatre where all the staff are dressed as characters from Alice in Wonderland. We will be making and sampling cocktails based upon the story. It sounded interesting to me and I think she will enjoy it.

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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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Mostly, on my phone.

Curiouser and curiouser...

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.
2022 Painted model tally: 33 
   
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The background of the FEC is really cool and it definitely is one of the easier armies to get into and paint. Excited to see, what you will do with them. Coconuts seem like a good start
   
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Affton, MO. USA

Long time no update. Still trying to get time to do stuff, busy life full of Karens .

First test with a crypt horror.

Doesn’t show scale really well as he is on a 50mm round though.
And first try with the abhorrent


Edit: started the terrorgeist

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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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Longtime Dakkanaut






Great start and they should paint up quickly. Excited to see more!
   
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Reading, Berks

Great start to the FEC!

   
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I love the difference in the skin between the ghouls, I think subtle skin variances like that would look great en masse.

See what's on my painting table Now painting: Necron Lychguard 
   
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Affton, MO. USA

Thanks guys, in the dulldrums again . I tried to make myself like the FEC with their history and mindset, but not a big fan of the models. I wanted a faction from each of the four groups (Order,Chaos,Destruction and Death) but none of the undead cried out to me, so unfortunately it was a case of cash in hand needed to be spent and I leapt at a good deal. I’ll get back to them eventually, but like most projects it’s a side burner.

I have also gotten to the point again of saying “to hell with an army” and just painting what I feel like tackling at the time, which is a good thing. So as a palate cleanser I decided to dip my toes into a river of blood.

Had an angry urge and repainted this guy from an underworlds warband. A little Blood for the Blood God River in the desert and cacti for extra base embellishment.

Also as I have enjoyed Ted Lasso far too much lately I have started my AFC Richork Greysquigs team.

Stupid me deleted the pic of the one mostly completed model , and it’s too far to the basement to go retake it tonight.

Have a work project as the main doctor wanted us to do the Christmas wreath contest this year, he told me to come up with a plan, so I gave him two this morning. He really likes the one I personally like the best so we will start on that. I just spent an hour trying to patch the resin printer to get it to work, I have had a couple dozen failures and issues, but some hard work and doing a couple stupid things might have gotten it to function. I’ll see tomorrow as I just started a print. Hopefully it saved me from a new screen and other parts $100 or more .

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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Colorado, USA

I haven't really been too incredibly impressed with the nighthaunts, until I got my hands on some of the models. They look really neat in person.
Something to think about, death-wise.

Good looking stuff, though. Glad you made some progress with the printer, and I hear you about those darn stairs . . .

   
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AFC Richork Greysquigs are off to a great start, and Khornedude looks suitably brutal.

I get what you mean about the FEC...the models are largely dull and uninspiring to me. I do not mind the Terrorgheist/Zombie Dragon kit but it is the best of a bad bunch.

The complexities of 3D printers certainly pilot me off, best of luck in sorting yours Theo.

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Printing and painting woes are a drag. Too bad about the FEC. What you had done looked pretty sweet.
   
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6 foot underwater

Grandfather Nurglitch always welcomes new bodies, 'tis not too far a step from undeath to plague-ridden, or some variation of...


Great work on the parliament of trees, the sylvaneth look fantastic.

Greysquigs also looking lovely


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heretical ramblings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/302773.page
imperial preachings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/303365.page
Da Waaagh-ky Races : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/325045.page
Briancj: You have the Mek Taint, MT, and the only thing we can do is watch in horror/amazement.

 
   
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Affton, MO. USA

 monkeytroll wrote:
Grandfather Nurglitch always welcomes new bodies, 'tis not too far a step from undeath to plague-ridden, or some variation of...


Great work on the parliament of trees, the sylvaneth look fantastic.

Greysquigs also looking lovely


Oh I got 5 start collecting bodies of Maggotkin assembled and most painted.

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.

Excellent fellow!

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.
2022 Painted model tally: 33 
   
Made in de
Longtime Dakkanaut






Very sad the FEC didn't click with you, loved your color choices and variations on the test models. Maybe they come round again
   
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I do love that cactus while you figure out other stuff!

See what's on my painting table Now painting: Necron Lychguard 
   
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Affton, MO. USA

Everything is at a standstill right now. Wife's grandmother has COVID for the second time even though she is fully vaccinated, our youngest daughter also is positive for Covid and Strep throat and then my son was sick yesterday as well, but his tests just came back negative for Strep and Negative for Covid. Also project for work is taking up a lot of time that I would otherwise be using if my painting area wasn't right next to the sick one in our house.

Also i was reminded that

was not allowed.

I may have to push it and sign the presents from our cats instead of Santa this year

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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6 foot underwater

Signed from various dakkanauts??

Hope the family illnesses all resolve quickly and painlessly.

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heretical ramblings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/302773.page
imperial preachings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/303365.page
Da Waaagh-ky Races : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/325045.page
Briancj: You have the Mek Taint, MT, and the only thing we can do is watch in horror/amazement.

 
   
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Hope the family gets well soon!
   
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Mostly, on my phone.

Sorry RL is kicking you in the cojones 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.
2022 Painted model tally: 33 
   
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Affton, MO. USA

Thanks guys.

So I work in the Ophthalmology office at a children's hospital here in Saint Louis,Missouri. I schedule patients to have eye surgery and regular appointments as well. I started here 4 months ago after leaving a position at one of our off site facilities. The transition has been...a challenge, but I know I am up to it. They originally told me this was a two person job, but after I started and got them to make a few changes things are running like a well oiled machine with me and the former secretary who now only comes in once or twice a week. I have way too much free time at work on my hands, but they don't mind as long as I am here to take care of problems and keep their schedules full. I was approached a week or so ago by the main Provider saying that the department has not competed in the inter department contests in a couple years and wondered if I would like to help them "Represent". During different holidays they do different decorations, I wondered why we didn't have a decorated pumpkin for Halloween, but I wasn't going to ask. So for Christmas (Yes, we are a Christian Hospital so we say Merry Christmas), we have wreaths to decorate, and I was elected. I came up with two ideas, and it was a tie between the two, luckily I'm the bloke who gets the final say as I am making it.

Project reveal time: Minion Christmas

I still have about a dozen more Minions to paint up, I primed them last night, but left them at home . I also have a second strand of lights that I will add onto it as it seems a bit under powered. I have to finish it by Monday at 5 PM to display it in the main hallway of the Hospital. Next Friday all the Departments have to walk the wreaths around in the patient rooms on the floors for judging.

It might not be wargaming related, but I used: my printer to make the Minions, My paints and brushes to decorate them and my Hobby Time to get it all done.

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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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Mostly, on my phone.

Lol genius!

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.
2022 Painted model tally: 33 
   
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Surrey, BC - Canada

Nice Theophony.

Hoping everyone is recovering.

Cheers,

CB

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Affton, MO. USA

Greetings in the NewYear brothers.

Well, what would it be without me changing directions again .

Time to return to the roots of Grimdarkness. I loved the drawings of Azrael and his Watcher in the Dark helmet bearer. I think I bought the model 4-5 times over the years hoping my next crappy paint job would do him justice. I never wanted a Dark Angels army though as they were a bunch of monks in space hiding their homosexuality behind closed doors and they couldn’t decide on their own color scheme . Also one of my best friends was painting them, and back in those days you didn’t step on other peoples armies , so I did Blood Angels instead, until I inherited another friends Ultramarines in a trade. Plus I never understood how the space monks also had a Native American root as well as a knightly order .

Struggling for years with space marines I have repainted everything multiple times and continued to purchase more and more keeping up with trends and chasing trends. Building armies off of my interpretation of articles and lore only to have them changed by the next codex with a blurb wiping out the chapter by a Tyranid invasion. All I achieved was a drained bank account and a mountain of shame. So what will make this any different? Probably nothing at all, except maybe history itself.

I get bored of painting one thing over and over, especially marines, who didn’t vary much within a chapter. Sure you have librarian, chaplains, techmarines and the occasional special characters with extra bling, but they all wind up looking same-ish. The Dark Angels however, they are all together different. They have three distinct color schemes within their Legion. Green massed hordes, the original Stormwing, the color of their home worlds forests and a true army uniform color . Black for the sneaky ravenwing speed freaks who hunt down the traitorous Fallen and have perfected road rage in a universe with no roads, makes them even more ragey. Lastly the bone colored (yes, I prefer bone white to look more like bone than white ) armor of the Deathwing, honored brothers and keepers of the secret shame of their failures.

So where to begin...this time. While I have plenty of plastic soldiers from the past, I also had purchased two of the Indomitus boxes as well as two copies of the Elite Edition starter and with some Christmas money I picked up the Shieldbreaker Strikeforce so plenty of models to build a Dark Angels Host.

This post is already long in the tooth, so I’ll drop some pics and go from there.


The new edition brought so many marks of new armor it’s stupid....really...I think it’s stupid. I love these new heavy Intercessors and regular intercessor kits and style, but I do not like the scouts, aggressors, or jumping gun guys. It’s Christmas time, so it was proper to paint up some Christmas tree marines.


The NuMarines so far do not have terminators, although I guess the Aggressors could be considered their replacements, but the Dark Angels have inducted the Bladeguard Veterans into the Deathwing, and I can be down for that .


Characters are what make any army more Unique. While these guys are the pretty new special guys from the Indomitus box, they are regular characters. The next set of these guys will get more bling of the Dark Angels Variety added to them, currently my resin printer is dead. The screen needs replacing and there are other priorities right now money wise before I can justify buying a new screen. It’s less than $60, so not terribly expensive considering the money invested in this hobby, but I also do not need a distraction right now.

The new job has given me extra days off during the holiday break, so we have done a three bedroom swap with the kids and storage areas, mainly at the expense of my painting area in the basement which had been overtaken by my youngest moving her bedroom down there without my permission. It’s the biggest reason I have been unable to get much done over the past few months. But with her downstairs and the rearrangement of the other rooms in the house I have moved a desk into the new storage room which keeps me from having to go to the basement corner spot to paint. So motivation has returned. Hopefully I can keep it up. I have to work at church today, but I can paint for a while before then. Hopefully some progress will be had.

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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