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Thanks for the heads up Slinky, it works now

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 Slinky wrote:
 JoshInJapan wrote:
That river turned out nicely. Is the water textured, or just painted that way?


Thanks! Yes, it's textured - There's a layer of filler on the wooden base, "carefully" crafted into water-like shapes with the back of a spoon


And did you add some sort of water effect or varnish?

All of these terrain projects are from the LoTR journey books, right? I have The Two Towers and Return of the King, but not Fellowship, so I'm seeing all of these for the first time. You are really making me want to build even more terrain.


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Now showing Japanese peasants from Perry!

Painting total as of 6/15/2018: 99 plus three sets of Osgiliath ruins and Great Cthulhu and a Japanese peasant farmhouse.
Painting total for 2017: 267 plus two SF buildings and two specimen tanks and two Treemen and two chariots and lots of Frostgrave ruins and an evil tree, six mythos monsters, two GF9 swamps and thirteen pieces of scatter terrain.

 
   
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Yes, FOTR Journey Book - It has a coat of gloss varnish on the water, no water effects.

I will try to remember to get a pic of the instructions and post that...

   
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 Slinky wrote:
Yes, FOTR Journey Book - It has a coat of gloss varnish on the water, no water effects.

I will try to remember to get a pic of the instructions and post that...


On a whim, I Googled the book, and found a copy on Amazon UK for 70p. Even with postage to Japan, that was too cheap to pass up.


My latest entry in A Tale of Several Gamers. Check our progress!
Now showing Japanese peasants from Perry!

Painting total as of 6/15/2018: 99 plus three sets of Osgiliath ruins and Great Cthulhu and a Japanese peasant farmhouse.
Painting total for 2017: 267 plus two SF buildings and two specimen tanks and two Treemen and two chariots and lots of Frostgrave ruins and an evil tree, six mythos monsters, two GF9 swamps and thirteen pieces of scatter terrain.

 
   
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Wow! Bargain of the decade there

   
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Finally finished the Taurox Prime with Zinge Industries half-track kit.


   
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It looks... so... official! Love it that green's lovely too. Only criticism is it's not grubby enough for my taste

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Cheers

I've been thinking that whatever my next army I start from scratch is will have a lot more weathering going on...

   
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Taurox looks ace, love the half-track look!

 
   
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After a long slow process, Glorfindel and Frodo on horse are now done:





Not based, as it's just too cold for spraying, they will have to queue up until the spring now, probably...

   
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Beautiful! Having just done Wonder Woman mounted, I feel your horsey pain

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Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.
 
   
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Review of the year 2017

I did well keeping motivation going, it's only really been the last month or so that I have slowed down.

The previous years totals were:
2015: 81
2016: 102

This year, based again on my semi-random scoring system, I ended up with a score of 152!

Here's the breakdown:

Imperial Guard
Leman Russ tank
2 Lascannons
DKOK Tank Commander in Leman Russ Punisher
3 Armoured Sentinels
DKOK Grenadier Heavy Flamer
DKOK Engineer Mole Launcher
Primaris Psyker
5 Scions
Taurox Prime


Imperial Knights (Fire Wasps)
Cerastus Knight Lancer


Salamanders

Chaplain Xavier
Librarian (Sevrin Loth model)
2 Honour Guard
2 Tactical Marines


LOTR
6 Dunedain
4 Barrow Wights
Vrasku
9 Uruk Hai crossbows
2 Uruk Hai captains
5 Uruk Hai warriors
4 Uruk Hai berserkers
1 Uruk Hai banner
2 Samwise Gamgees
2 Frodo Bagginses
Mounted Witch King
8 Mounted Nazgul
Gildor Inglorion
5 Pippin Tooks
5 Merry Brandybucks
Tom Bombadil
Goldberry
Glorfindel (foot and mounted)
Frodo on horse


Orks
6 Boyz
1 Nob
1 Mek
3 Killa Kans (RT 2-armed Ork Dreadnoughts)


Terrain (LOTR)
3 woodland bases
4 small hills
1 large hill in 2 parts
6 rocks
Buckleberry Ferry
Amon Sul (Weathertop) test piece
4 river sections

   
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Awesome work dude as always, very inspiring

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cormadepanda: "You suffer from creator syndrome."
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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Got 5 more Stormtroopers/Scions done, my first models for 2018!

Pics to follow in the week

   
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The 5 Stormtroopers/Scions, including officer:



This completes my planned Imperial Guard army! Though I do have a Shadowsword and a Malcador Defender to paint at some point, they are not in the current plan.

Next up, 3 more of my RT era Orks as I work to get that army completely 8th ready too.

   
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Excellent work. I love how bold your pieces look!

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Cheers Another terrible photo I can see now, will have to read some notes on getting clearer shots.

   
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I am working on getting my core armies "finished". There are only a few Orks to go, and 3 of them are now done:



Taking my 2018 score to 8

A Painboy with cyber-skull (luckily I had the right model, as the Index entry Painboy has to have a Power Klaw), a wild-looking Weirdboy and a generic chap who is now an honorary Nob with Big Choppa.

In 7th I had a unit of 3 Nobz to accompany my Warboss, so I had to scramble around to find 2 more models who could do duty as Nobz and round out the unit to the new minimum of 5.

Next up, I will be back on LOTR, converting/rebasing some Mierce Darklands human models into Dunlendings

   
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Following the realisation that I was never going to play Darklands, I sold off quite a few of my models.

But I kept the ones I really liked, which includes the Duguth spearmen.

For LOTR I need some Dunlendings for the Two Towers scenarios, but the GW models are OOP and v expensive on eBay even for obvious recasts.

For the scenarios, I need a chieftain, a banner bearer, 6 with shield, 6 with bow and 6 with 2-handed axe. None with spears, so I took a look at the spearmen, thought "what the hell" and had a bash at converting them into axes. What do you think?

ORIGINALS:


CONVERSIONS:


The one at the back already had an axe from another Darklands figure as I had lost his spear hand somehow Note that I also rebased them onto 25mm rounds.

   
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The Dunlending conversion/rebase job is done!

Command:


Hand weapons/Shields:


And the converted 2-hand axes:

   
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Very nice work. The spear-to-axe conversions are excellent-- I can't tell that they are conversions at all.


My latest entry in A Tale of Several Gamers. Check our progress!
Now showing Japanese peasants from Perry!

Painting total as of 6/15/2018: 99 plus three sets of Osgiliath ruins and Great Cthulhu and a Japanese peasant farmhouse.
Painting total for 2017: 267 plus two SF buildings and two specimen tanks and two Treemen and two chariots and lots of Frostgrave ruins and an evil tree, six mythos monsters, two GF9 swamps and thirteen pieces of scatter terrain.

 
   
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Cheers, Josh, v kind!

Next up will be a missile launcher to go on top of the plastic Imperial Knight.

   
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Another army I am working on finishing is my Imperial Knights painted as Fire Wasps.

My original knight had no carapace weapon, so I got a missile launcher from Taro to go on top and stop him feeling inadequate:




Making my score for 2018 16 so far

   
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The Jetty for the Buckleberry ferry to launch from is coming along:




   
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Oooh, nice. I really enjoyed making gangways and painting boxes recently, there's something satisfying about working with different textures and materials to usual.

Yellowbeard: "Shop 'smart', shop Graven-mart!"
Casey's Law: "Graven: Speaking the truth and providing the rofls since '09."
Solar_Lion: "Deep in the bowels of a forge world lies a machine so terrible and purposeful that its very existence is only rumor and myth. It never sleeps and always hungers. Never satiated. Always creating, always churning out more and more. Never satisfied. It’s purpose long forgotten. It only lives to build more and more of the truly insane. The Deus ex Gravenator. Your only hope is to die in your sleep so save the last bullet for you!"
cormadepanda: "You suffer from creator syndrome."
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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I agree - It's also nice to be able to throw the paintbrush around a bit more for the bigger pieces

The Jetty is now done:


   
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Love the conversion work you've done with your viking/LotR minis.

Where did you pick up that carapace missile mount? I like it (I dont think it's GW).

Well done on the scenery building. I haven't ventured too far into that arena yet

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Thanks!

I picked up the missile launcher from Taro - There's a Dakka thread about them here:

https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/738214.page

   
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3 more Orks done:



Honestly I am finding these a real chore to paint, only 3 left to do however - I love the models, but made the mistake of going for a white undercoat, never again for models like this

Taking my score to 20, need to speed up a bit...

Next up, I will be getting started on my Knight Warden, so will post some WIPs soon.

   
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Look great, and that white makes your green really pop

Yellowbeard: "Shop 'smart', shop Graven-mart!"
Casey's Law: "Graven: Speaking the truth and providing the rofls since '09."
Solar_Lion: "Deep in the bowels of a forge world lies a machine so terrible and purposeful that its very existence is only rumor and myth. It never sleeps and always hungers. Never satiated. Always creating, always churning out more and more. Never satisfied. It’s purpose long forgotten. It only lives to build more and more of the truly insane. The Deus ex Gravenator. Your only hope is to die in your sleep so save the last bullet for you!"
cormadepanda: "You suffer from creator syndrome."
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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