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Boston-area [Watertown] Massachusetts

Life in the middle ages: Nasty, brutal, and short.



Nice report, did you have fun playing the game?


Falling down is the same as being hit by a planet — "I paint to the 20 foot rule, it saves a lot of time." -- Me
ddogwood wrote:People who feel the need to cheat at Warhammer deserve pity, not anger. I mean, how pathetic does your life have to be to make you feel like you need to cheat at your toy army soldiers game?
 
   
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Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







lol Go Zinfandel. Sounds like a fun time was had.

and congratulations on page 200!

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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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The Hammer of Witches





cornwall UK

hmm that seemed to take longer than the first hundred. Yeah I had fun playing the game and so did the GM who was utterly heartless in singling out weak heros. If I'd been playing on my own I'd have been tempted to re-roll.

Next up on my painting list is a batch of 15 skeletons (some of them really old). Should give us some fodder for an undead crypt mission.

   
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Chaplain with Hate to Spare






200 pages!!!! damn that went by fast! :-) well done weets, here's to another 200.

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

Great looking old-skool guys there Particulary like the goblins, although I'm very fond of that chaos champ sculpt.

Sounds like you're having a great time with Heroquest - actually using your minis, who'd a thunk it?

Grats on 200! Need a massive old-skool colour-fest to celebrate.......

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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The Hammer of Witches





cornwall UK

I have got to get some better lights, its hard getting clear pics especially this time of year when the sun is no help. Anyway skeletons! Really old ones. They needed a lot of rescuing as they were all broken. If anyone has any broken 1980s plastic skeltons in need of a rescue then I will accept them in trade.



Next up some metal ones:


   
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Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Nice work on the skeletons.

I can see the one on the right saying "why do I get the scythe, I wanted one of those shields"


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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The Hammer of Witches





cornwall UK

Yeah I've been scrounging those coffin shields especially so I could have a regiments worth. They are so perfectly morbid. I might have a go at painting a thorny rose on the next one (if there is a next, better pop over to ebay and see if I won more skeletons).


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Damn, outbidded at the last minute! I must struggle on in life without more skeletons.

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6 foot underwater

Skellies are great, nice work on the shields!

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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The Hammer of Witches





cornwall UK

Word up dakkanaughts.

'Member this?



And this?



Going to be a skelington horde.

Also this



And finally my favourite topic of the day "what can I do with a box of militia to pass the time"



My beautiful gang of villianous cutthroats. Ragged vagabonds, brigands, highwaymen and outlaws takes shape

If only I had more militia, nothing left but arms and heads now. Hmmm maybe should learn to make torsos and legs from putty. Hmmmmm.

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Towering Hierophant Bio-Titan






Somewhere In Time And Space

Oh lordy... I remember those skellybobs... ack, the feeling of being old has set in again. Thanks Wheets...

"This is why I hate the novels. They squash our imagination and creativity and create way to many fluff lawyers. To many "you can't do that because Fluffy Kitty novel says Captain Ichypants lost his pointer finger in the battle of Dogtown"." The Papa-Nid Project: A P&M Blog. Hive_Fleet_-_ΔΣ0113/Ω84:_The_Fall_of_Calliope_VI.
 
   
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Fixture of Dakka






Wiltshire, UK

I remember those Skeletons, they made up the bulk of my first Fantasy army. Very fond memories indeed that army got me to Games Day and won me a trophy.

   
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6 foot underwater

I remember building a small horde of skellies, then later on going back and ripping most of their heads off because I needed skulls for various things

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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Upstate, New York

I’ve got a block or two of those skellies lined up on the undead shelf. Spindly buggers, but they were what we had to work with at the time.

Good memories, nice to see someone else using them! You have any of the chariots from that era?

Ultramarines, 3rd Co. and friends, 12.5K+ Slowly growing 2Kish
Nevelon's Workbench: Ultramarines, Saim-Hann and other assorted oddities
 
   
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Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Nice work, Weety. Liking the outlaws.

Look forward to more skeleton action.


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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Tunneling Trygon






Nottingham (yay!)

Two hundred pages. This is going to take some clicking to get up to date from my last read

   
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The Hammer of Witches





cornwall UK

Haha I knew that would get nostalgia flowing amongst the elders. Yes they made them skinnier back then, but they are very good for something from the 80s. One of the first proper multipart kits. I think I actually prefer them skinny, they look more like they could actually fit inside my human models.

I'd love to find one of those really old chariots Nevelon. Its hard to tell as they look very much like the newer ones. Anyway I don't really have the space to start collecting chariots! Priorities and real life...

Linsay40k I'm glad you think its worth it. To be honest the first 100 pages are old hat now. You can always look in 'blog view' don't forget and it will compress it to like 5 pages

   
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I... actually don't know. Help?

Old school Marines, cool!

To Valhall! ~2800 points

Tutorials: Wet Palette | Painting Station
 
   
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The Hammer of Witches





cornwall UK

Yes, somewhere in the first half of this 200 page blog there were old school marines, although it feels like a lifetime ago. Glad you liked them!


   
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Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge





Upstate, New York

 weetyskemian44 wrote:
Haha I knew that would get nostalgia flowing amongst the elders. Yes they made them skinnier back then, but they are very good for something from the 80s. One of the first proper multipart kits. I think I actually prefer them skinny, they look more like they could actually fit inside my human models.

I'd love to find one of those really old chariots Nevelon. Its hard to tell as they look very much like the newer ones. Anyway I don't really have the space to start collecting chariots! Priorities and real life...

Linsay40k I'm glad you think its worth it. To be honest the first 100 pages are old hat now. You can always look in 'blog view' don't forget and it will compress it to like 5 pages


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I was thinking about the old, flat ribcage ones, not the “newer” ones. Should be reasonably east to tell the difference No idea when they stopped making them. I think the old skeletons were phased out at the end of 5th, with the breakup of the old “Undead” army into the TK and VC halves. I just remember that we undead players were lucky to have more then just one unit option available in plastic. Toss in a few characters, and you could go far with horsemen, foot troops, and chariots.

Ultramarines, 3rd Co. and friends, 12.5K+ Slowly growing 2Kish
Nevelon's Workbench: Ultramarines, Saim-Hann and other assorted oddities
 
   
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The Hammer of Witches





cornwall UK

Yes no other army had that level of plastic. I remember seeing an army of them on display in the local toy store that the owner had made a diorama from, with paper mache towers, lichen for bushes and the whole gothic thing going on. Despite what I said I am bidding on a couple of these old chariots now! Who can resist skeletons.

   
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Building Stuff






Columbia, SC (USA)

Great stuff, Weety!

The militia box is loads of fun. You make such characterful ruffians with them. Of all of GW's sets, the militia box most reminds me of the innocent inhabitants of Ankh-Morpork.

I would wax poetic about the skellies too but then, someone would guess that I'm an elder.



The secret to painting a really big army is to keep at it. You can't reach your destination if you never take any steps.

I build IG...lots and lots of IG.  
   
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Earlobe deep in doo doo

Always been amused by the tails on those skeletal horses as horse tails are made of hair but excellent models none the less.

"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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 Llamahead wrote:
Always been amused by the tails on those skeletal horses as horse tails are made of hair but excellent models none the less.
I think horses actually do have bones inside their tails. Perhaps not as long a skeleton-tail as GW models, but they have 'em.

Love the old undead models. Especially the metal ones from the 90's so keep them coming weetsky.

   
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The Hammer of Witches





cornwall UK

No problem Zywus there are more!

I agree on the tail having felt one back in my pony trekking days. There is a short section of tail bone that allows the horse to move its tail up out the way when it erm... unloads its horse apples. Apart from that GW tail bones are way to long as lamahead says, mostly hair!

Hey JB I suppose when they are in town to fence their stolen goods they would be most at home in the Shades. That's why they all have cloaks, so they can conceal their weapons getting past the night watch. Funnily enough I did think about the shades when making these.

So 200 pages aye?! I suppose I ought to do some kinda retrospective. So it was like 2010 and I'd started to have odd dreams about miniature people. Suddenly I decided that I should like to see a citadel miniature again. Thinking back to my dad's advanced heroquest games and stuff I saw at the toy shop etc and I thought, "why the hell not, why let gender stereotypes stop you" So I went over to ebay where I had been successfully selling books (buy em for 25p, read em and sell em for 99p, kinda like a library that scores you a profit, but you have to read fast or someone will buy it) and purchased this little fella, the first mini I could call my own.

I suppose I bought him because of how old and rare he is. Its always been a consideration when I'm buying models. I like to get ones with potential for resale just in case I suddenly need money. That's been less of a worry recently, but maybe as a retirement fund it has more potential than the prudential!

I don't know why I called the blog The Quest for Pefection. I wasn't a great painter when I started, but its been apt. I don't think I ever intended to be a pro at it, but it just has so many advantages on being a pro-potter! No kiln or clay required! Anyway this model I think marks a point when I really nailed it:


The final turing point I would like to mark is represented by this model from the 80s. The point where I realised that I love fantasy best and that Non-metallic metal isn't really that hard:



And I suppose my first commission pieces are pretty important! Thanks Gitsplitta! Not the best work I ever did but then they are only supposed to be tabletop standard level.



Anyway my quest for perfection continues. Many many painters can still claim to be better at this than me and I will not rest until they lie broken and defeated before me! MWwAHAHAHAHa!! Actually I probably will rest and other painters may continue to be better than me unmolested. But still I'm not done yet.

   
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Omnious Orc Shaman





A long time ago in a galaxy far, far, away...

Well I for one have enjoyed the journey this far, but do expect greatness in the coming years...

Talking Old Skool though - if you haven't already, you should check this blog - lot's of inspiration and downright nostalgia to OD on..

http://realmofchaos80s.blogspot.co.uk/

This article in particular is jaw dropingly awesome - a tour of Bryan Ansells miniature cabinets on an 'Oldhammer Weekend' (these cabinets are anything but miniature though...)
http://realmofchaos80s.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/oldhammer-weekend-2014-bryan-ansells.html

   
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Madison, WI

Amazing to see those models close up again. Just points out the terrific skills you have.


   
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The Hammer of Witches





cornwall UK

EPIC website Ruglud, thanks! That'll give me something to drool over later! I bet he has more oldhammer than me as well.

Cheers gitsplitta I will gracefully accept that compliment. I will admit to having a steady hand and microscopes for eyes (my optician is worried about my long range eyesight, but who needs it).

I'd better get back to real life, we are watching Jaws.

   
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Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

Happy 200th birthday young lady!

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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cornwall UK

Young! Lol. Only really old people think I'm young. But thanks graven.

A bit of eye candy for your appreciation. The advanced heroquest guy scrubs up well, incidentally I loved what monkeytroll did to this chap recently, turning him into a chaos champion! And there's a nice bit of freehand on the militia guys shield I came up with after poring over the heraldry guide.



I'm having the urge to get some townsfolk/villagers for my amusement. Reaper bones look do-able. Need more though.

   
 
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