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Thanks Shas. Still contemplating what might be next while I work on my commission.

Thanks Solar. If I'm given a check list, I will try to tick every box...

The mines, interestingly (or not) are made from two pieces of sprue, back to back. But not just any pieces of sprue: These were the ends of the support structure for the dozer blade of my tank, that I cut off because it was too long.

I have a tub with loads of large and small off cuts, saved for such occasions. Nothing is wasted.


The army- ~2295 points (built).

* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial *
Dsteingass - Dr. H..You are a role model for Internet Morality! // inmygravenimage - Dr H is a model to us all
Theophony - Sprue for the spruemeister, plastic for his plastic throne! // Shasolenzabi - Toilets, more complex than folks take time to think about!  
   
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I feel it's time to incorporate some (non-)chaos into the ranks of the second law, isn't it? Either chaos spawn or some classy "beastmen"? For in the eye of The Scientist there should be no reason why a ram-horned human with split-hooved legs should be unworthy to Serve The Law. On the other hand it might be an interesting task to turn a rubric marine into an obedient automaton...
   
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It's not a bad idea, Hruotland. However, I have many models here to work with and should really make use of before buying more.
For the moment, I am busy with a commission piece (which is chaos related) in my other blog. I'll be back here soon and It'll be more interesting then the recent "basic" models.

On that note, and in celebration of reaching such an important milestone as page 112...
Here's a picture to show all the new recruits to The Army of the Second Law since the last army shot on page 50 (the tank representing 62% of the time taken on these models):


Thanks for sticking with me on this journey.


The army- ~2295 points (built).

* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial *
Dsteingass - Dr. H..You are a role model for Internet Morality! // inmygravenimage - Dr H is a model to us all
Theophony - Sprue for the spruemeister, plastic for his plastic throne! // Shasolenzabi - Toilets, more complex than folks take time to think about!  
   
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It'll be more interesting then the recent "basic" models


As much I love your servitorsentinel or the crew of your predator, thoughtfully turning basic models into characters and filling them with life is your greatest talent! I mean, everybody can give a model individuality by customizing it (well, not everybody, but you get what I mean). You on the other hand just add a dampener, some foliage and grenades, the rest is colour and positioning... or in case of your wyches not even foliage and grenades... Should you ever decide to do a complete regiment of imperial tempestus nolongerguardianus, I am sure every single grunt would be much more characterful than every character model GW produces.
Thank you for showing us your magic, Doctor!
   
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Thanks Hruotland. That means a lot and gives me a good push to keep trying harder.

Hopefully I also show that sometimes all a model needs is a little tweak here and there to give it some life. The pose is the main thing to get right, everything else is just context (to an extent).


The army- ~2295 points (built).

* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial *
Dsteingass - Dr. H..You are a role model for Internet Morality! // inmygravenimage - Dr H is a model to us all
Theophony - Sprue for the spruemeister, plastic for his plastic throne! // Shasolenzabi - Toilets, more complex than folks take time to think about!  
   
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Eastern edge

A pose, some special gear, a paint job out of the usual. and you do make your little spacemen and women very individualized which is good.

"Your mumblings are awakening the sleeping Dragon, be wary when meddling the affairs of Dragons, for thou art tasty and go good with either ketchup or chocolate. "
Dragons fear nothing, if it acts up, we breath magic fire that turns them into marshmallow peeps. We leaguers only cry rivets!



 
   
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Great fun to see them al together! Someone dig out the Kill Team rules and 1000 boyz.

   
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That's a right motley bunch of killers if I ever saw one. Great army shot .

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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Beyond the Beltway

Great family photo. But, delicately put, lighting?

I find that photographing terrain and photographing minis seem to require entirely different lighting set ups. Or that, more likely, I don't really know what I am doing.

   
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shasolenzabi wrote:A pose, some special gear, a paint job out of the usual. and you do make your little spacemen and women very individualized which is good.
Thanks Shas. An individual army made of individuals, individualized individually.

Casey's Law wrote:Great fun to see them al together! Someone dig out the Kill Team rules and 1000 boyz.
Thanks Casey. It's possible that many people could walk all over my whole army with 10 boyz, never mind 1000.

Theophony wrote:That's a right motley bunch of killers if I ever saw one. Great army shot .
Thanks Theo. And each one thinks and "sees" that they are surrounded by their own race.

Red Harvest wrote:Great family photo. But, delicately put, lighting?

I find that photographing terrain and photographing minis seem to require entirely different lighting set ups. Or that, more likely, I don't really know what I am doing.
Thanks Red.
Yeah, I know it's not the best of photos. I did try to do my best with what I had, but was lacking the space to move things around for a better chance of better lighting. Then the camera only really wanted to focus on half of the models there.
Still, there are nice photos of each individual model in my gallery for perusal at any time.
I will do better for the next whole army shot (or shots) for the next arbitrarily chosen milestone.


The army- ~2295 points (built).

* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial *
Dsteingass - Dr. H..You are a role model for Internet Morality! // inmygravenimage - Dr H is a model to us all
Theophony - Sprue for the spruemeister, plastic for his plastic throne! // Shasolenzabi - Toilets, more complex than folks take time to think about!  
   
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Rogue Inquisitor with Xenos Bodyguards





Eastern edge

Dat wuz a mouf-full doc!

"Your mumblings are awakening the sleeping Dragon, be wary when meddling the affairs of Dragons, for thou art tasty and go good with either ketchup or chocolate. "
Dragons fear nothing, if it acts up, we breath magic fire that turns them into marshmallow peeps. We leaguers only cry rivets!



 
   
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 Dr H wrote:
Casey's Law wrote:Great fun to see them al together! Someone dig out the Kill Team rules and 1000 boyz.
Thanks Casey. It's possible that many people could walk all over my whole army with 10 boyz, never mind 1000.
Haha, that's an issue with fluffy forces and 40k sadly. Although, Kill Team was a ruleset that gave you a small number of points to put together an elite squad of individuals to fight a larger enemy of basic troop sentries. It had rules as to how you could assemble your unit but encouraged you to break those rules and pay a forfeit of extra enemies. Aaah, what GW was capable of when they had even a tiny grip left on reality.

   
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Bit of a gap in the conversation there, but carrying on seamlessly...
 Casey's Law wrote:
Haha, that's an issue with fluffy forces and 40k sadly.
I don't mind. I am purposely making this army weak and would not expect to win any games against even the weakest or fluffiest of "legal" armies.

That, and I am pretty rubbish at strategy games. I've played many computer games of the Red Alert template, and always get stomped by the computer. Somehow I don't get the balance between collecting resources and building defences and advancing technology.
I can have loads of resources, but then enemy just walks into my base and destroys everything.
I can have masses of small units that will fend off wave after wave of small units, but then the enemy turns up with a massive war engine that I can't build.
I can have intricate defence networks, but no resources to build an army.

The only game of that type that I have ever enjoyed (and had success with) was Dune II. Yep, the original game that set the template... AND had stupid AI that would never attack en mass and would just wait around to be killed off piece by piece. I really enjoyed that game.

So I was never going to be winning any gaming competitions.

Although, Kill Team was a ruleset that gave you a small number of points to put together an elite squad of individuals to fight a larger enemy of basic troop sentries. It had rules as to how you could assemble your unit but encouraged you to break those rules and pay a forfeit of extra enemies. Aaah, what GW was capable of when they had even a tiny grip left on reality.
Sounds interesting. I shall have to look into it when I come to actually thinking about playing the game.

In other news:
There isn't much. I've been busy working too hard on the helbrute. But it's a fun, learning experience. Even if it won't pay me for the time.

Also:
We had a conversation about plastic tubes over in one of Camkierhi's thread, and how certain tubes would fit into others.
Moderate length story, cut short: Cam said that he would send me "some".
and today they have arrived. Not one, not two, but three flavours of tube... and some rod... AND a length of I beam.
Thanks Cam. Just what I wanted (and it's not even December yet *checks date* no, not even December yet.).

So, in lieu of any actual modelling over here, have a lump of fluff:
Spoiler:



Spoiler:
The Scientist walked onto the bridge of his spaceship. "I have installed a new computer that features a brand new AI interface." Explained The Scientist. "This will, hopefully, avoid the problems with the accuracy that we, that is you..." He said, pointing at the research navigator "...have been having in finding the places I want to visit."
"After last week..." The Scientist continued while walking about the navigator, "...where I said I wanted to head to a planet with deposits of silicon, and somehow, I don't know how you managed it... somehow we ended up at a planet of nymphomaniacs."
The navigator looked up sheepishly "Well I... it's... only an extra letter... I don't like to question why you want to find these places..."
"Other employer's may be been less forgiving of your mistake. I won't say that I wasn't pleasantly surprised and it did prove a nice stop over... but it wasn't terribly useful for what I wanted." said The Scientist looking into the middle distance.

The research navigator looked over at the large, black box in the corner of the control room. "So, er, how does it work?"
"You talk to it" sighed The Scientist. "Computer?"
"Hi there!" exclaimed the computer in an overly joyful tone.
"Yes, er, hi... Take us to a planet rich in silicon deposits" Said The Scientist.
"I'd be delighted!" replied the computer "There are an estimated 2.63 million planetoids within this sector, with a silicon content in the upper 5% of the Poisson distribution with an accuracy of 0.000342..."
"Just get Norma to plot a course through fold-space to the coordinates of a planet on that list" Interrupted The Scientist.
"here we go, guys...!" Said the computer.

After a short while the computer reported "and here we are guys!"
"Show us on screen, will you computer" Said The Scientist.
"Absolutely!" Replied the computer, and the main screen activated to show blackness.
"Computer..."
"Hi There!"
"...hi... Where is everything?" Asked The Scientist. "Why can't I see any stars? Or the planet? Where are we?"
"We appear to be in a cave, guys. Do you like caves? This sure is a nice cave..." Replied the computer.
The Scientist pinched the bridge of his nose "Why are we in a cave?"
"Well you said you wanted to travel to the coordinates of one of the planets on the list, and you seemed interested in the silicon deposits... this is as near as I could get this ship to the silicon deposits. Hey, would you guys like to hear a song about caves, I know two that are specifically about caves?" Said the computer.
"What? er no, thank you computer." Said The Scientist absent mindedly. He shrugged, "Well, while we're here, might as well take a look around I suppose."
...

Stood at the hatch, The Scientist was arguing with the computer. "Open the door, computer"
"Now it's cold outside, I want you all wrapped up nice are warm or I'm not letting you out" Replied the computer.
"Computer..."
"Hi There!"
"...hi... look, I'm perfectly capable of dealing with my own temperature requirement, myself. I'm also immortal; I could freeze to death and then walk back out there the smash my previous body with a hammer, within the hour. Open the bloody door" Said The Scientist.
"I won't be responsible for you catching cold and then bringing us all down..." Started the computer.
"Computer..."
"...Hi There!"
"...hi... how would you like me to go into your main memory banks, with a chain-axe, and give you a reprogramming you won't forget?"

There was a pause.

"OK..." Said The Scientist "...get the axe."

The hatch opened.

"I see this is a relationship we're all going to have to work on." Said the computer to their retreating backs.

"I see there is a circuit board that I'm going to have to work on" Thought The Scientist.

The Scientist, one of his bodyguards, and a Kroot that carried the title "chief biological analyst", left the ship and explored the cave. There wasn't much to be found in the immediate surroundings of the ship and so they moved towards what was considered (by The Scientist) as the exit of the cave. Something watched them from the shadows and decided to follow them while it was in a "turquoise" mood.

Upon reaching the cave mouth, the party was met with a view over the trees of a beautiful sunset of a distant blue giant star. The temperature was falling rapidly and the breath of The Scientist and the Kroot was becoming visible.
"No threats detected" Stated the bodyguard as a gentle breeze caught the edge of it's short black dress.
"Good good. Smell anything interesting, Chief?" Said The Scientist.
"Many small animals have passed this way and something larger has been here recently. Blood has been spilled." Replied the Kroot.
The Scientist pulled his lab-coat around him against the cold and the party moved on into the jungle. They were followed by the being that watched them, who's mood had lightened somewhat upon reaching the fresh air.

A short while later, following a narrow path through the undergrowth, the party stopped at the sound of something moving just ahead. The rustling and snorting of a large creature came ever nearer. The bodyguard moved in front of The Scientist raising it's right arm, palm open and forwards, in a warding gesture towards the sound. The kroot readied it's rifle and The Scientist studied a plant just next to him. "I don't think I've ever seen one of these in the flesh" Said The Scientist.

Just then a huge boar-like creature came crashing though the foliage, 5ft at the shoulder, with long brown fur over it's body, but not on the underside where it was replaced with tough skin, jagged tusks extended a foot from a wide, dripping jaw and wild, red eyes stared at the party. With a loud snort, it charged them.

The right hand of the bodyguard dropped down on a hinge and the forearm opened up to reveal a gun barrel that extended forward, it's left eye opened up to reveal a complex targeting array of optics, it said "Aggressive movement detected, taking action" and the gun fired with an ear-splitting boom. A hole large enough to crawl into opened up in the boar and it fell to the ground dead, blood pouring from the hole.
"Aggressive moment ceased, standing down" the bodyguard said in a plain female voice, it's arm returning to normal. Before the sound of the gun finished reverberating around the trees, the Kroot was upon the body of the boar and "studied" it closely. After a short while chewing, it said "It's a new species, but not different enough for further research."
"Good job people, let's carry on then" Replied The Scientist.
Watching this, the observer's mood became bluer. It continued to follow the party anyway.

After travelling much further, The Scientist looking at the many new and interesting things, the Kroot eating a few more things, and the bodyguard killing a few things that acted in varying degrees of "aggressive" ways, they came to a clearing. The sky was dark now, and the air was frigid. The Scientist led the way across the clearing when he heard a strange noise behind him. He turned to see that both the Kroot and the bodyguard had arrows though their heads. The Kroot had fallen to the ground, while the bodyguard stood alert to danger, arm outstretched. While The Scientist watched, 3 more arrows embedded themselves in the bodyguard. It still did not move until a fourth hit it's shoulder and it then started firing indiscriminately into the foliage, cutting down trees and plants. Finally, a number of small beings emerged from the trees, riding all manner of animals from boars and wolves larger than the earlier boar, to small cat-like creatures barely large enough to carry the tribal-gear-bedecked passengers.

The bodyguard killed 2 of the approaching aggressors before they had stuck enough spears into it's body to have finally hit enough important parts to stop it's actions. As the bodyguard fell over backwards it turned it's head towards The Scientist and said "I'm sorry sir, I have failed you, would you like me to self-destruct?".
The Scientist looked down at the bodyguard, which now had a great deal more potential shrapnel than normal, and said "No, it's alright Dorothy. You can just upload to the mainframe and shut down. I'll repair you later."
The bodyguard twitched as the tribal riders surrounded them and said "I... Th-thank you... sir... I.. O... OK... I-I-I... I Lo... lo... you... S-sir..." and it became still.

The Scientist looked up at the riders and said "Right, well it's a pleasure to meet you chaps. How can we help one another?"
...

The Scientist looked at the simple huts that made up the small village inhabited by these tribal folk as he was carried past them tied to a pole. They had been kind enough to leave his eyes uncovered, but had gagged him when he had asked too many questions. He was afforded a much better view when they stuck the pole into a hole in the ground and started to pile wood around him. He decided it was time to start discussion and spat out the gag.

"Ick? Nak? Lag, Fen? Mal? T'Pau? Lo? ...er... How?" One of the tribesmen, the one with the biggest head-dress, looked up. "Ah Ha, you understood that, right..." The Scientist continued to estimate the dialect of the people "...I have... no, come... come in pieces... no... pterodactyl... no, peace... Yes, Peace. I come in peace." and looked up at the tribesman in a friendly way.
The man stepped forward and raised his hands, the rest of the men stopped and stood aside.
"Me Chief. Me rule this land. You cause much pain to my land. Me not happy. Make my people sick. Not get better." Said the Chief, talking slowly and deliberately as if talking to an idiot.
"I see..." Said The Scientist "...I can help your prolapse... no, people... people. I know many things."

"Are you a Wizzard?" Asked the Chief.
"No, much better. I'm The Scientist." Said The Scientist.
"Ahh, you will want to talk to Eric, our shaman." Said the Chief.
"Ok then." said The Scientist and stood up, the ropes falling away from his hands and feet. There was an intake of breath from the tribe and one man stepped forward and knelt in front of the Chief, who went to reach for his axe. The Scientist stopped him before he could decapitate the man for failing to tie the knots correctly, and explained his deep understandings in knots, ropes and the ways of escapology. The Chief was greatly pleased with this knowledge and sent the tribesman away to whip himself until he learnt these new things. The Scientist was led off to meet Eric the Shaman.

Entering the mud-brick hut, through a hanging tall-grass curtain, The Scientist could smell an array of herbs, potions, a wood fire and the unmistakeable scent of death. He looked around at the interior of the hut, a space roughly 30ft by 20ft, filled with tables and shelves of varying heights between the knee and chest. The Tribesmen were no taller than 4ft at the most and the higher shelves had small steps or ladders attached to the legs that were embedded into the muddy ground.

In the centre of the hut was a large fire, the smoke pouring out a small hole in the roof above it, The Scientist could feel the heat from where he stood at the door in the middle of the long side of the hut. He stepped forward and a small man appeared from behind a shelf unit stacked with pieces of paper that appeared to have been made from pressed plant matter. The small man wore a long, pale coat that looked like a primitive version of the lab coat that The Scientist wore. The man himself could have been a miniature version of The Scientist in looks, but not in mannerisms, he was definitely a tribesman. He looked up "Come come, sit by the fire. I hear you are a being of science, like myself." He said in a gruff voice.
"I am indeed, I am The Scientist." Replied The Scientist.
"I hope that we can learn a great deal from each other." Said the man.
"That's what I have been...smiling... no, sailing... no... er... saying" Said The Scientist.
"They don't listen to science, the fools. They like what I do, but they don't want to learn." Said the man sadly.
The being that had been following The Scientist crept into the hut and hid in the shade.

After a short while discussing the various experiments that the Shaman was working on, often involving the use of mud, there was a weak cough from one corner of the hut and The Scientist looked round. The Shaman got up and shuffled over to a table on which lay what must have been a child of the tribe.
"It is an affliction of our people, this wasting disease. The old and the young. They become still and slow to react. This child does not have long left." Explained the shaman.
The Scientist looked down on the withered body of the small child and thought back to an experiment he had conducted with children in his labs...

Excerpts from SN-6743. Experiments on the increase of entropy of a small sealed room:
A sealed room, filled with many and varied items (stored neatly), by itself, does very little. Left for long enough, some of the materials will degrade in one way or another and that can be taken as a baseline increase in entropy for this series of experiments. There were, on occasion, small bursts of disorder. Such as when a wooden box had degraded to the extent that it could no longer contain it's contents and the falling items produced much damage in the close vicinity as well as a great deal of sound, transferring that stored energy throughout the room. However, in general, the progress was minimal and small.

The addition of an explosive device into the sealed room will, once detonated, greatly increase the disorder in the room through the force of the shockwave and the ensuing conflagration.
However, once the fire has burnt out, the system returns to a level of entropy increase similar to that of the control test. If the fire is sustained and complete enough, the bacteria that would attack many materials are also consumed and the progress of entropy after this is almost non-existent. This shows that all life cannot be destroyed if progress is to be made.

The addition of a child to an identical room does increase the rate of change of entropy.
Nevertheless, the child is a very inefficient randomizer. Failing to grind his belongings to a powder of independent molecules, he has preserved islands of untouched order everywhere. In fact, it is only because of this failure that the state of his room can be called disorderly.

Disorder is not the absence of all order but rather the clash of uncoordinated orders.
After studying this sealed system for some time, it is apparent that the child moves these islands of order about the space and the relative balance between order and disorder fluctuates periodically. The entropy, however, continues to increase.

This is at odds with the explosive experiment. Where the explosive creates a rapid increase in disorder, the child creates a high level of disorder over a long time period. But, whereas the explosive ceases it's influence on disorder after only a short time, the child will continue to affect the entropy of the system for many days without reversing the trend. The child will occasionally break something and therefore create more pieces in the system, like the explosive, and given enough time may reach a comparable level of disorder and will then continue to increase the entropy.

This is why life must be left to continue, but must be encouraged to avoid large islands of order and negative entropy. Civilisation and all it "creates" is driving the Universe into an oblivion of order. The entropy MUST increase!

Perhaps a combination of these approaches would yield interesting results...
...

Snapping out of his reverie, The Scientist looked closer at the child and eventually said "I know what it wrong. You are loosing the fight against order."
"What can we do to combat this?" asked the shaman.
"Create disorder, move it and things around, break things into smaller things, do not push back the jungle, work in harmony with it... and give this child a concoction of these plants..." The Scientist drew up a list of plant extracts that would create a powerful potion that would save the child's life... and go on to cure the whole tribe of 12 unknown diseases and increase the growth of their minds and bodies, leading to the tribesman becoming a space-faring population that would wage a terrible war of the local planetary systems in many centuries time.

In thanks, the shaman created a potion that the tribe used for "spiritual" occasions. The whole tribe took part in a celebration ritual and welcomed The Scientist as a honorary tribesman. A cup made of mud was passed around and everyone took turns to drink the potion. Immediately upon drinking The Scientist felt the chemicals getting to work on his mind and body; He could feel himself relaxing and a wave of happiness swept over him. As he looked about the circle of tribesmen, he could see big smiles and laughter and some men were laying down in the mud, The Scientist thought that this was a good idea and lay down himself. The bonfire in the centre of the circle took on a blue tinge and became small dancing figures that The Scientist watched for while.

Next thing he knew, he was alone in the depths of the jungle, it was dark but he could see everything around him. He walked through the foliage until he reached a clearing. In the middle was a giant, floating head. It turned to look at him and smiled "What is your name?" boomed the giant head.
"I am The Scientist" replied The Scientist.
"Incorrect. What is your quest?" said the head.
"I seek balance of order and chaos and the perpetual increase of entropy." Said The Scientist.
"Incorrect. What is your favourite colour?" said the head.
In the back of his mind a quiet voice said "blue". The Scientist ignored it "Blue" he said.
"Incorrect. Application denied. Funding revoked." Said the giant head.
"What? No. No you can't do that. I'm doing important work. I've been published in many high-impact journals..." said The Scientist in a panicked tone.
The Scientist reached out to the giant head, tripped and fell to his knees, then continued to crawl towards the head, but then fell again onto his front. When he looked up again, the head was gone. He got to his feet and mumbling to himself, continued to walk further across the clearing.

Further along, The Scientist came to a glass door, standing by itself in the clearing. He could walk all around the door, but looking through the glass he could see a large, clean laboratory filled with all manner of equipment. He reached out to open the door, but a sign lit up saying "DENIED". He pushed against the door, but it did not budge. The Scientist turned around to find himself in a corridor lined with similar doors. The jungle had gone. He made his way along the corridor, trying door after door and always being denied. He began running down the corridor, kicking and screaming at the doors. He could see other people inside the labs, ignoring him and doing "bad" science. The Scientist tried to point out their errors, but they could not hear him.

At the end of the corridor he saw a wooden-panelled door. He ran to it and fell through it as it opened when he reached it. The Scientist found himself in an office opposite a large desk covered in paper. Behind the desk was a large leather chair facing away from the door and towards a fireplace. A voice came from the chair "After an internal review, I'm afraid I'm going to have to cancel your contract."
"No. I'm doing glorious work, and doing so well. I'm near to making some conclusions" Said The Scientist.
"Haven't you seen the latest paper? It disproves all that you have been working on. You are worthless and no one will work with you any more" Said the voice.
"They are wrong, I can prove it. I just need more time. They are not following the proper protocols. Their data is too noisy to prove anything. I just need to run some more experiments." pleaded The Scientist.
The chair turned around to reveal a black hole that sucked The Scientist and the contents of the room into it and as he fell, he could see all manner of lab equipment floating around him, just out of reach.

One small flask of white powder floated just near enough for him to grasp and as soon as he touched it, the fluffy powder turned into a brown oil and he cast it aside. A blue bottle floated alongside him. Inside was blue liquid that sloshed about as the bottle moved. The Scientist reached out and as soon as he touched the bottle he felt it pull him upwards and carried him towards a bright, blue light. As he reached the light he awoke, back at the village. The tribesmen were stood around him. The Scientist looked up at them as all looked blue. He blinked a couple of times, but the colour remained. The Shaman leant over him and said "It appears as if the blue one has taken a liking to you, do not be alarmed".

The Scientist sat up and the blue seemed to drain away to the floor as if a transparent cloth had be pulled from his face. He looked down upon the super-intelligent shade of the colour blue and knew that it had saved him from some kind of introspective research funding hell and he thanked it. The super-intelligent shade of the colour blue moved about The Scientist's legs as a cat would have if the cat was a patch of colour and not an animal.

The Scientist returned to his ship in the cave, the super-intelligent shade of the colour blue joined him and they left the planet and the tribesmen behind.

He returned the following week to recover the bodyguard in order to repair it.


The army- ~2295 points (built).

* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial *
Dsteingass - Dr. H..You are a role model for Internet Morality! // inmygravenimage - Dr H is a model to us all
Theophony - Sprue for the spruemeister, plastic for his plastic throne! // Shasolenzabi - Toilets, more complex than folks take time to think about!  
   
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All right then, so words aren't much of a replacement for pictures.

Here's some pictures to show some things I've recently acquired.

You may remember that I entered Gitsplitta's Mantis Maker Competition with this chap:
Spoiler:


For those of you that don't follow Mr 'Splitta's thread (don't know why you wouldn't be and also why you would be following mine and not his), I won 1st place.
I was then given the choice of which of the 6 prize packages (not 1 or 2 or 3, but 6 prizes!) I wanted. A tough decision, but I went with my instincts and picked the most random package available...

A box arrived today and I opened it to find this:

A couple of Infinity figures (and nice figures on them too ),
Warlord Crom and his throne (thinking of making a diorama with him; build his throne-room etc...),
Some lady from Full Borer,
A relaxed adventurer type,
A limited edition figure from Victoria miniatures; Colour sergeant Kassandra Devin,
Some beastman, complete with horns, hooves and a flamethrower,
An armoured mouse-man (who may become best buddies with the above beastman ),
A punk rock drummer,
And some random little bits in the shape of a little landraider (that may get a similar treatment as the mighty Gitsplitta recently dished out in a servitor), cool powerpack, some little bits (one may be a gun mount?), a pair of exhausts and some metal things that may be robot arm mounts and a light.

Much to think about and I will find a use for everything. Thanks Gits', too kind.

In other news; an while I'm here showing things I've acquired, one of my brothers gave me a small (but quite heavy) plastic bag the other day. Inside I found some figures. As I pulled them out and studied them, some turned out to be quite recognisable... then I pulled out Gollum...
Looking on the underside of the bases I found the maker's mark and the date of 1991. My brother said that he bought them off someone he knew at school, but that is all he remembers, they have been sat in a pencil case since...

From the top, we have Bilbo and Gollum,
Gandalf and Elrond,
Thorin Oakenshield and Beorn,
The Elven king and Bard the Bowman,
and The Great Goblin.
At the bottom you can see a scale shot with my wip Helbrute. These are labelled as 32mm scale, but Bilbo and Gollum make the hobbits I painted and sold recently look massive... they are tiny!

Once I got these home I had a google to see if I could find out more about these figures. Not only did I find the company that made them, but that they still sell exactly the same sculpts...

These will likely be made into some dioramas. There is some superglue that needs removing/tidying and I may even strip the primer off them (that they are sold with, interestingly).

In other, other news; I'm nearly finished with the commission Helbrute (that you see above) and then I'll be back here to do something.
The something may be related to some recent inspiration I've been looking at, and has meant that I've started playing Wipeout fusion again...

As Arnie says, I shall return...


The army- ~2295 points (built).

* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial *
Dsteingass - Dr. H..You are a role model for Internet Morality! // inmygravenimage - Dr H is a model to us all
Theophony - Sprue for the spruemeister, plastic for his plastic throne! // Shasolenzabi - Toilets, more complex than folks take time to think about!  
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Glad they got there in good shape. Kind of a wierd mix of minis there but hopefully something you can use. The rock drummer and the 40k/epic bits were going to be made into a plasma cannon servitor to run around with my tech marine but just never got to it.

   
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Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Yep, a couple of bent bits, but easily straightened (the beastman's flamer could have shot around corners ).

I can make use of anything and everything. Weird mix of miniatures is what I'm all about.

That's a good idea. I'll keep that in mind.

Thanks again.


The army- ~2295 points (built).

* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial *
Dsteingass - Dr. H..You are a role model for Internet Morality! // inmygravenimage - Dr H is a model to us all
Theophony - Sprue for the spruemeister, plastic for his plastic throne! // Shasolenzabi - Toilets, more complex than folks take time to think about!  
   
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Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.



That is all

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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Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Christmas has come and gone and I can now show you what has been keeping me busy recently.
These are the presents that I made to give out to the family:
A shiny star decoration, made from scratch from plasticard and filled with plaster to give it some weight. Roughly 6-7 inches wide.
A unicorn, also made from plasticard, but made to look like a paper origami unicorn that you may recognise from a certain film (a favourite film of the recipient).
And two statues, made from milliput, that are based on a real life statue (the white one) and a picture (the colourful one), owned by the recipients.

All were received well.

On the subject of presents received, I got in return;
An adjustable jeweller's saw (with blades) and mitre block,
A tentacle maker,
A Dremel 3000,

All three books of Batman; Knightfall,
And loads of chocolate and sweeties.

Looks like I'll be doing lots of cutting and tentacle-making in my near future.

I'm nearly done with the Helbrute commission and then I'll be back here... stay tuned.


The army- ~2295 points (built).

* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial *
Dsteingass - Dr. H..You are a role model for Internet Morality! // inmygravenimage - Dr H is a model to us all
Theophony - Sprue for the spruemeister, plastic for his plastic throne! // Shasolenzabi - Toilets, more complex than folks take time to think about!  
   
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Fixture of Dakka





6 foot underwater

Nice haul you received And a damn fine haul you sent out too - fantastic idea to do Gaff's unicorn in plasticard, works really well.

And stand-up job on those statues, those are very impressive

cyborks & flyboyz : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/300067.page
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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Combat Jumping Ragik






Beyond the Beltway

Just the 3000 series? Oh dear. Careful with those things. Wear some hearing protection when you use it.

Very cool statues too. Nicely done. Reminds me of porcelain figurines for Geishas.

The 'origami' unicorn is too cool. plus, someone has excellent taste in movies.

   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Beautiful work on everything. This statues are beautiful! That same movie is my favorite as well.

   
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[DCM]
Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

Wonderful work.

Staues are excellent, and on that scale exquisite work bud, beautiful.

Star is great, nice job making it so crisp.

Of course the unicorn is the coolest thing I have seen anyone do with PC EVER! Such a brilliant idea, and perfectly excecuted. (definately a top 5 movie of mine too) Off to watch it now, your fault!




 
   
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Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

Good haul. I teach that movie, so you made my tiny robot heart sing

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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Chaplain with Hate to Spare






What movie?

Flesh Eaters 4,500 points


" I will constantly have those in my head telling me how lazy and ugly and whorish I am. You sir, are a true friend " - KingCracker

"Nah, I'm just way too lazy to stand up so I keep sitting and paint" - Sigur

"I think the NMM technique with metals is just MNMM. Same sound I make while eating a good pizza" - Whalemusic360 
   
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Fixture of Dakka





6 foot underwater

Sorry Damo....you need to remove nerd from your name now Nerd card revoked.


cyborks & flyboyz : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/300067.page
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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[DCM]
Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

Totally ! ^^^^

Just watched it, sooo good!




 
   
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Chaplain with Hate to Spare






HEY! c'mon man!!!! really? wtf!

Flesh Eaters 4,500 points


" I will constantly have those in my head telling me how lazy and ugly and whorish I am. You sir, are a true friend " - KingCracker

"Nah, I'm just way too lazy to stand up so I keep sitting and paint" - Sigur

"I think the NMM technique with metals is just MNMM. Same sound I make while eating a good pizza" - Whalemusic360 
   
Made in gb
[DCM]
Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

So Festy you really don't know?




 
   
Made in gb
Fixture of Dakka





6 foot underwater







Spoiler:

cyborks & flyboyz : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/300067.page
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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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Very clever mt.

   
 
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