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Good to see you're on the mend. Looking forward to seeing more
   
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Affton, MO. USA

Snake Eyes

After watching the video on hasbro and the making of GIJoe I learned the original Snake Eyes was all black not out of design, but they only had so much budget for the first wave of models and so one model had to be monochrome .

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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Yup. And in that one, penny-pinching moment, history was made. Thanks, guys.
   
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Well, a little later than I thought, but I am back. Life and all that. Today we have the recovery models. These two were started years ago, and finally run through the brushes after I dumped off one of the in-progress shelves in the frustration of not being able to work. The Noh was begun not long after the first KS delivered (the Noh portion of my pledge has since been liquidated), and has sat mostly basecoated since. Snake-Eyes was converted out of a Taskmaster Heroclix figure (yeah, more clix), primed and left, again for years. Now they can sit on a different shelf. Nothing amazing, but they're done, and soon I hope they have new company.









Two down, untold legions to go. Thank you again for the support and well-wishes, and as always, thanks for looking.
   
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Keeper of the Adeptus Arbites Flame






Cairo, Egypt

Love that snake eyes. How did you do the head, green stuff?

 
   
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Thank you!

Correct. This version has the hood down, so all I had to do was add the visor in GS. Then I added a few bits of gear from an IG sprue and a Catachan blade to replace the warped clix one. Prime and set on a shelf for a few years, and voila!
   
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Enigmatic Exalted Daemon





Albany, NY

 youwashock wrote:
Prime and set on a shelf for a few years, and voila!
Mmm, there's the special sauce right there

Snek Eyes looks quite good, nice resourcefulness in the build. Props on knocking out the Noh chick as well.

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Thanks for the rundown on Snake Eyes, Youwashock, now we know..... and knowing is half the battle! Yo, Joe!

"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."

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Affton, MO. USA

Didn’t even notice the IG pack on him till you mentioned it That’s the true sign of a good conversion.

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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Storm Trooper with Maglight





Back in the UK and hating it

oooh Snakeeyes, very cool, and a lovely job done too! I've just been looking at some stls for GI Joe stuff, wonder how I could fit that into an RPG.

   
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Surrey, BC - Canada

Nice work youwashock.

Cheers,

CB


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Confident Halberdier





Antwerp

Great looking miniatures. I like the green skin tone and the bloodied hand.

'The whole art of war consists in getting at what is on the other side of the hill.' -- The Duke of Wellington

My hobby log: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/770007.page 
   
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Mekboy Hammerin' Somethin'





USA

Nice one Meer_cat

   
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I'll have plenty of time to be serious when I'm dead.

Youwashock, you really did do a good job on the Snake Eyes piece; it's very hard to make a color scheme that is, essentially all black, look good. The shading is hard to get right so that the impression of overall 'blackness' remains, even though some of the highlights may be light grey or even white.

Very well done, simple and straight forward, belying the skill to get it right.

"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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Thank you, everybody!

Meer_Cat, first, you rule. Second, I once saw a shirt that said knowing was half the battle and the other half was spilt equally between red lasers and blue lasers. And C, truthfully there is less down to skill on that black and more down to Black Templar Contrast.

Working still. Have some space lizards, a samurai bear, and some completely random stuff on the go, plus all the other partially completed projects.
   
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And speaking of a couple of the random projects...

One of the projects cut during my recent bout of sciatica-related purging was a conversion of an old Heroclix model into the character Pitt. A 90's Image Comics Hulk knock-off with claws. You probably shouldn't read it, it was terrible. There was an ad in the back of one of the issues selling a pewter model of the character. This was a long time ago, and mail-ordering the thing wasn't something that interested me at the time. Years passed, Heroclix came out, it seemed like a thing to do. It never really seemed like it was going to work out in a satisfactory way, and I finally pulled the plug after several years of wishy-washing. Ebay, though, had the answer, perhaps the one I should have chosen in the first place:



A little funky, but it was 1995, after all. Moved straight from the mailbox to the desk and on the fast (ish) track to being done.

And next we have a model I didn't know I needed but had to own once I found out about it:



A Greater Fire Elemental from the Dragyri in Dark Age. In limited edition scarlet (ish) resin. Never bought any Dark Age minis before. Game always had intriguing models, but there was always something else to buy and not paint. I am a sucker for monsters, however, and a bigger sucker for clear plastic. And he should be pretty easy to paint in a fashion I can live with. He's in a race with Pitt to see who gets finished first.

Distractions, yes. But hey, I am getting rid of a fair few models and these guys make good replacements. Also finished a few others, and after they are based and varnished they'll show their scaly hides. Thanks for looking!
   
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Glad that you are on the road to recovery. Pitt looks great, I hear 1995 and do not think of it as nigh on 25 years ago and to be fair the miniature does not look it either. Any idea who produced it?

Dark Age is something I know basically nothing about, but the scarlet (ish) resin beastie looks cool. You can never have too many models!

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Thanks, man. Pitt was made by Heartbreaker. According to the bottom of the base it was sculpted by a guy named Phil. At least I think that was what it said. I got it for a lot less than most of the others listed for sale. I was worried that I had snapped up another recast since it didn't include the package or card/CoA, but if it is a recast they went all out as it had all the correct info inscribed on the bottom of the base according to pics I found online.
   
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Mighty Kroxigor Ancient





California the Southern

Pitt was always awesome. You know it to be true in your heart of hearts. I always liked Dale Keown's Hulk art too. He did a nice job on the Darkness later on as well.

I never knew the mini actually existed. I remember those adds too!

You'll enjoy your Dragyri. The whole faction are big crazy monsters. All the elementals are pretty cool. You ought to try and find the clear Ice elemental. The shadow caste are pretty impressive as well.

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

http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/627383.page#7436324.html
Watch and listen to me ramble about these minis before ruining them with paint!
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmCB2mWIxhYF8Q36d2Am_2A 
   
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Affton, MO. USA

I worked at two different Comic book stores during the whole Image Comic book series release and Pitt was not a huge draw. I remember one of the competitor stores having the artist show up to sign books. All my buddy could say about it (he went to have the artist sign some of his old marvel stuff) was the artists wife/girlfriend was HOT .

man I hope your back starts getting better soon, Dakkadakka seems to be getting taken out by injuries recently.

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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Surrey, BC - Canada

youwashock,

That is some random stuff you are working on.

Cheers,

CB


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Snake Eyes is pretty solid, black is a tricky thing to make interesting on its own.

Heavily converted tall scaled 30k / 40k loyalist Death Guard blog here, C&C welcome https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/717557.page
Now with titans! Legio Favilla walks! 
   
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Thank you, Sherrypie, Cap'n. Sometimes I lament my lack of focus, but every model done, right? Speaking of which...

Five Oni soldiers barred the way, their eyes as sharp as their blades.
His path was blocked.
The bear closed his eyes.
In the voice of the leaves, he heard his master's last words to him.
"Promise me, Pooh-san, that you will always remember: you're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think."
The bear unclosed his eyes.
His path was clear.







The panda from Rum & Bones with a new sword. Love this model. Sat on the shelf primed for far too long.

And two of the new Zoats are done, bringing the Space Zoats even with the Fantasy Zoats. The three still to be painted will hopefully soon see the space lizards take the lead.



Thanks for looking!
   
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Affton, MO. USA

Samurai bear is so full of Winnie
Your sword work is amazing

Leaping lizards batman

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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 youwashock wrote:

"Promise me, Pooh-san, that you will always remember: you're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think."

Good choices on the colour scheme. Strangely enough, Winnie the Pooh really is referred to as "Pooh-san" in Japan.

   
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Upstate, New York

You have the most fun and varied workbench. Great work on Pooh, and the zoats are classic!

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Awesome Pooh, well-played

Zoat's invite my jealousy. Some day, my dinotaur lizard dudes, some day

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I love the variety on your blog, it’s like a box o chocolates, you never know what your gonna get!

Sweet Zoats, looking good on their green bases!

Nice choice to go with pooh bear instead of po panda. He looks awesome. Nice effect on his sword too.

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Surrey, BC - Canada

Pooh-san was great, some wonderful contrasting colours there.

Cheers,

CB


DC:70S++G+M++B+I++PW40k-89-+D+++++A+++/aWD088R+T(M)DM+  
   
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USA

Pooh-San looks great, a very fun idea

   
 
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