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Gitsplitta wrote: So many outstanding models this time graven! (but... the big bunny... )

Thanks my friend. Can always count on your support I'm not even that keen on fauns as a sub faction in game, but they are such good sculpts that I had to treat myself

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
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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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If you like the models and they have bad rules in game just use them in a different game....

"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.
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Great stuff again, love the crooked man!

I'm with you on resin minis, I'm better working with it than I used to be, but I still don't like it.

   
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Reading, Berks

Excellent work on all the Hellboy stuff! That'll look amazing in a game

   
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Gitsplitta wrote: So many outstanding models this time graven! (but... the big bunny... )

Thanks my friend. Can always count on your support I'm not even that keen on fauns as a sub faction in game, but they are such good sculpts that I had to treat myself
aku-chan wrote:Great stuff again, love the crooked man!

I'm with you on resin minis, I'm better working with it than I used to be, but I still don't like it.

Yeah. I mean it's not like having to clamp and rebend FW stuff but it's still irritating. Thanks also mate.

endtransmission wrote:Excellent work on all the Hellboy stuff! That'll look amazing in a game

Thanks. Yeah. Really must get it on the table

A very gentle end to the month: building, not painting, the next big Marvel push.

The display Doc Ock Vs Spider-Man seems fairly Snazzy for the dakka painting contest; going to try out Dirty Down Rust, I think, on the exposed metal. However, as you can see on the reverse, there's an issue:

Hollow. Very poor. So I'm going to plasticard them up, and try out VJ plastic putty for some sculpted cracks. Wish I'd templated them up before building, bu there we are. I've also "snazzified" OG Cap with pistol and retro shield, but he and the Howling Commandos also work for other themes in the mix - Lead from the Front, and as they are Stealthy, Playing Tricks works too - whilst Hydra kinda works for In it for the Money.
Speaking of Hydra...

Early days on Arnim Zola, a favourite of mine on page, screen and tabletop. Had to paint the face pre assembly as it's encased in the build. Just taking my time with it, and I think it shows.
Hey ho
Graven

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
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I'd agree graven. That's excellent work. What color will the body around it be? I hope it's a complementary color.

Anvildude: "Honestly, it's kinda refreshing to see an Ork vehicle that doesn't look like a rainbow threw up on it."

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Thanks. Purple casing, yellow limbs. Ooh, old school.

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
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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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Oh, wow, Arnim Zola. I dressed up as him for Halloween many years ago-- no one knew who I was supposed to be...

The faces looks good-- very LCD graphics, as one would expect from a 1970's Kirby villain.

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Now showing Battlemechs!

Painting total as of 1/16/2023: 5 plus four Battlemechs

Painting Total for 2022: 116 plus eleven pieces of street scenery and a wrecked car and a Big Gun and a Mech and two Eldritch Horrors and a dragon.







 
   
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JoshInJapan wrote:Oh, wow, Arnim Zola. I dressed up as him for Halloween many years ago-- no one knew who I was supposed to be...

The faces looks good-- very LCD graphics, as one would expect from a 1970's Kirby villain.

I always thought he'd make an EXCELLENT Hallowe'en costume! Thanks amigo. I love the Kirby vibe so I appreciate the vote of confidence!
Bit more progress:

Starting to layer up purples, and a little bit of work on the yellows. Orange on the arms and legs next. Well, it IS Hallowe'en, after all
Graven

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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Great work on Arnim's TV-face. It astonishes me that AMG managed to make an unironically cool mini out of such a delightfully dumb design!

 
   
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Zola is looking very cool!

Glad I decided against buying that Doc Ock/Spider-man diorama, those hollow pillars would have annoyed me no end!

   
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Paradigm wrote:Great work on Arnim's TV-face. It astonishes me that AMG managed to make an unironically cool mini out of such a delightfully dumb design!

Thanks buddy. Yeah I mean how crazy is that?!
aku-chan wrote:Zola is looking very cool!
Glad I decided against buying that Doc Ock/Spider-man diorama, those hollow pillars would have annoyed me no end!

Oh, it's extremely irritating, but IS proving quite fun to deal with:

Plasticard greebled with bits left over from other MCP kits - newsstand awning roller used for the winch arm mechanism, door frame details as pillar caps - plus a mystery junction box that's maybe Mantic? I'll layer up the styrene more and then the plan is to use Vallejo Plastic putty, which I've never used, to fill the gaps and then using a mix of gs and texture paint to create the cracked stone work.

I've also thrown a couple of extra base with scatter together, again, so it works. The base lines also (broadly) line up with that of the terrain's surface.
Honestly, two days into the month and nothing painted. Shocking
Graven

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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Madison, WI

Love the way that terrain is looking!

Anvildude: "Honestly, it's kinda refreshing to see an Ork vehicle that doesn't look like a rainbow threw up on it."

Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory
 
   
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Mostly, on my phone.

Gitsplitta wrote:Love the way that terrain is looking!

Well, hopefully it will continue that way

Meanwhile, Arnim Zola is, I think, done!

Hail Hydra.

Hail Hydra.

The only think I'm not sold on is the loincloth, I think in dakkasuperzoomTM it looks bit scrappy However, I'm happy with the light sourcing and how the model as a whole as turned out.

Remaining Marvel on the desk: OG Cap, OG Human Torch, Nick Fury and The Howling Commandos, Baron Strucker and of course display Spidey and Doc Ock (and the actual display base). Must... resist... urge... to buy... Sentinels!
Graven

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 think it works fine graven. I love the way the bright blue and yellow are framed by the drab loincloth and chest piece. Really excellent work my friend.

Anvildude: "Honestly, it's kinda refreshing to see an Ork vehicle that doesn't look like a rainbow threw up on it."

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Agreed, balance is perfect. Excellent quality work sir.




 
   
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Gitsplitta wrote:I think it works fine graven. I love the way the bright blue and yellow are framed by the drab loincloth and chest piece. Really excellent work my friend.

Well, that was the aim, so hearing that is much appreciated amigo.
Camkierhi wrote:Agreed, balance is perfect. Excellent quality work sir.

Ok, ok too kind, sir.

Speaking of bright colours, something totally different: a Spesh Mehrine!

This is a Luna Wraith, a homebrew chapter that Instagrammer reaper.hobbies created.

I don't use a lot of turquoise, so this was great for practice. Might use it for the crew of the Cygnus (for Core Space).

I enjoyed doing the chest and sword too, starting with an orange base and working up through to tan (though less so on the sword) - maybe should've gone for retro hazard stripes, but never mind.

I can always revisit it - thoughts?

But I can't really escape the lure of Crisis Protocol for long so, more Marvels:

Original Human Torch, the Android Avenger.

Fun with

And classic Captain America, which has had a bit of kitbashing.

Added a pistol and plasticard shield.

I am rubbish at freehand (well, at that scale at least) so used my old trick of nail art tattoos "liberated" from the smallest child to get the shape of the stars right.

And together. Ooh, retro.

Obviously, a slower month. Not just because November is the hell-month in teaching, plus elder spawn's birthday and both the boys doing shows, but because I'm taking the advice of you lot and going for quality over quantity for a bit.

Maybe
Graven

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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Arnim Zola looks fantastic. The face in particular is really well done

   
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Nice work on the marine graven. Pretty colors. The Captain looks great as well.

Anvildude: "Honestly, it's kinda refreshing to see an Ork vehicle that doesn't look like a rainbow threw up on it."

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endtransmission wrote:Arnim Zola looks fantastic. The face in particular is really well done

Thanks man. He was a joy to paint, frankly. I really love Atomic Mass stuff, even if I'm not 100% on the game. That being said, I'm really stoked for Hydra on the table. Red Skull is en route to me as I type, which means I'll be set to crush the Legions of SHIELD! (actually, I suspect the spawn is wanting to play Sentinels, but anyway).
Gitsplitta wrote:Nice work on the marine graven. Pretty colors. The Captain looks great as well.

Thanks buddy. Woo pretty marines

So quite unexpectedly, back in a 40k place. I really enjoyed painting up the marine, so then I decided to see whether I could smush together some AoS and SM and make it work.

Um... Yeah. I mean I'm by no means the first to try it but still. What with the lightning and the lions and all, I reckon these guys are DA successors - Storm Lions, Calibanite Lions (ancient giant critters) or something. I did consider The Order, like the ancient Knights of Caliban (also an option) but that has quite... Heretical undertones: they all go a bit Fallen, apart from the Ravenwing. Who knows, maybe I'll incorporate AoS critters, though I think of them more as monster hunters, tracking down chaos beasties. Open to suggestions. I do know that they're NOT going to have a chapter badge per se - though each will feature a lightning bolt on a pad (a bit like the extinct Stormwing, hence Storm Lions being in the mix ) but instead personal heraldry comprising lions and lightning. This also means I can potentially harvest/print White Scar upgrades etc if I'm so minded. I mean it could be that these are Loyalist Death Shadows (fallen Lionsguard) which also works with the colours.

Thoughts?

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I guess I'm a little bit fuzzy on what bits are what. Helms, backpacks and guns are 40k obviously. Legs and body are sigmar?

Anvildude: "Honestly, it's kinda refreshing to see an Ork vehicle that doesn't look like a rainbow threw up on it."

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Outer two are primaris apart from an AoS arm/shoulder and a couple of belt jeejaws.Middle one is AoS hero with backpack and a SM helmet on his waist .

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

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No idea on lore side of it, but they look awesome. Personally like the idea they are a group of monsterhunters. Maybe trying to prove themselves. I really like the idea of marines carrying shields. Going to do some myself. What with everything getting more powerful, they need to carry some armour plating I think.




 
   
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Camkierhi wrote:No idea on lore side of it, but they look awesome. Personally like the idea they are a group of monsterhunters. Maybe trying to prove themselves. I really like the idea of marines carrying shields. Going to do some myself. What with everything getting more powerful, they need to carry some armour plating I think.

Exactly! More dakka? More arma! And, thanks amigo. More to follow

So, here's the fluff:

Storm Lions
[i] Dark Turquoise, gold aquilae, silver insignia; green lenses, purple seals, leather accents [i]

Dark Angel successors, they consider themselves descendents of The Order, the ancient Knights of Caliban. Like the Order, they are monster hunters, specialising in tracking down chaos beasts; tactically, however, they draw on the legacy of their parent chapter's lost Stormwing. Their chapter badge is a silver lightning bolt through scrollwork (akin to the White Scars), but their armour is ornate, adorned with personal heraldry, typically comprising lions and lightning, hammers etc. A neophyte's armour begins as an unembellished suit of Mark X armour, but as they grow in experience they forge new plates and bear trophies of their conquests; officers frequently wear tabards of the tanned leathers of the beasts they have slain.

In truth, they were formed from the few remaining Loyalist Death Shadows - those members of the chapter once known as the Lionsguard that did not turn traitor during the Great Crusade, who have taken the Rubicon and emerged anew as a Primaris chapter, dedicated not only to hunting the Fallen but the monstrous creatures spawned from the unholy Eye of Terror.
Their affinity for beasts also means that their own Stormwing - their battlefield equivalent of the Ravenwing - rides to war not on machines but on their own, genegineered steeds, including the fearsome Thundercat, which some claim is the true form of the legendary Calibanite Lion before it was warped by the ruinous powers.

And here's the concept builds:

I have modified them a bit from the previous incarnation, and now there's 4 of them. Tsk.
And the heroes:

The heroes are kitbashed the other way around, as it were: AoS bodies, SM arms etc (mostly). The chaplain, just out of shot, is still very WIP. I might try to get some of this lot done for the Snazzy contest, though I'm a little unsure.

Having had a bit of a tidy, I've found some Reivers and other Primaris, so there might be some more to follow - though equally I'll need to find more Sigmarite parts, which I'm very much lacking.

Thoughts? C&C?
Graven

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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Anvildude: "Honestly, it's kinda refreshing to see an Ork vehicle that doesn't look like a rainbow threw up on it."

Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory
 
   
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Mostly, on my phone.

He hee hee yeah that was also on my mind. Retro 80s TV marines!

But, on with more Marvel!
How about another legendary pair, this time of foes?

Baron Strucker

Full disclosure, I'm not a huge Strucker fan from the comics, and even less so in the MCU (what a waste) - but I do like the model a LOT.

He's the alternate leader for the faction, and a 3pts he's certainly a cheap choice. Tactically, he has the advantage of granting allies limited rerolls and the ability to transfer conditions to opponents, which is quite neat if a little situational.

He's hard to put down, too, with is natural healing factor - plus he can spread poison tokens to everything within 3 (which DOES make my little Mordo-loving heart sing). I'm a bit underwhelmed by him, though, tbh, but perhaps simply because Red Skull is so good.

Hail Hydra!

And Nick Fury with his Howling Commandos.

Fury, Dum-Dum Duggan and Gabriel Jones .

Straight out of the gate, I have to say I just adore the aesthetic of these guys - it's spot on and using the large base for a "regular" model (together they're a 3pt character) works brilliantly.

They're fast, too: M movement as standard, and a S when they fire their Prototype Weapons - they really feel like a rapidly advancing unit of Elite Infantry, complete with Stealth and the reactive ability to fire back if an ally is Dazed or KO'd. Great sculpts, great rules, great fun.

They got shared on the Atomic Mass social media pages, too, so I'm pretty darned chuffed.

Meanwhile, I'm working away display Doc Ock/Supes and the Storm Lions, but nothing worth sharing yet. Realised I have a STACK of DCU stuff to tackle so that might be a nice change from all the Marvel
Graven


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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Not where I should be

Nick and the gang are amazing, looks brilliant.

Never hears of the baron, but he looks great.




 
   
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Camkierhi wrote:Nick and the gang are amazing, looks brilliant.

Never heard of the baron, but he looks great.

Thanks old fruit, your ww2 stuff was a massive inspiration.
He's an old school Prussian hydra nazi type. Classy.

On with the display!
Rivals Panel: Doctor Octopus vs Spider-Man:

I'm very happy with the finished results, not going to lie.

Need to get a shot of the reverse with them on it.

Anyway, Doc Ock:

It's such a dynamic pose; I love this bad boy.

I've added an extra barrel to the base to match the one I added to my core set Doc Ock; I've also been playing with Dirty Down Rust which really is Nurgle's blessings in a bottle.

Here he is alongside my core set model; the barrel on that was done with iron powder that I rusted "manually". Interesting also to see how my painting has come along in the last year or so.

And what would he be without his nemesis, the Spectacular Spider-Man?!

This was a dream to paint, such a great fig. I'm particularly pleased with the explosion.

And with the Amazing Spider-Man:

Should really get a shot with my Core Set one for full No Way Home vibes

The base in action with other models

And a couple of quick snaps of the display base on its own, with base inserts to make it more playable terrain:

I've added a few extras: filling the backs of the columns, and then some extra detailing (column tops, chains, more electrics) so the reverse feels as complete as the front and I can justify it on tabletop as terrain.

Again, Dirty Down Rust was used on the metals to varying degrees. I am very pleased with it overall, and think it ticks the snazzy box
And with that, I'm at 400 models for the year. Not shabby at all.

Speaking of Snazzy, bit more work on Storm Lions:

Debating whether to give the Captain and Lieutenant red capes and/or gold detailing. I like the grey cloth but wonder if they need a bit more POP! I'm also debating what colour to do the libby's force sword and generally sparkles. Purple is winning just now, but green is tempting also.

Bit more work on the Intercessors. I'm going to make a few more with spears for variety. I'm also debating (still) using big stormcast beasties - the Fulminators ride chonky dragony things, which I reckon could be solid counts-as tanks.
Thoughts?

Hey ho,
Graven

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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A very snazzy base!

Thanks for sharing



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Baron, don't forget to talk about the SEALs and Marines you habitually beat up on 2 and 3 at a time, as you PM'd me about.
nareik wrote:
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Super work on Otto, those colours contrast so nicely. And yeah, the year's difference really shows, not that there's anything wrong with the old one (aside from the pose, but that's on AMG! )

Is that the explosion reflected in Spidey's lenses? Because that's a wonderful touch if so!

 
   
 
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