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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Mostly, on my phone.

Slinky wrote:
inmygravenimage wrote: I think I've found a box of mantic minis

I knew it!

Shaddup

Llamahead wrote:
With MCP miniatures is their a way to bodge them into another game preferbly against the DC invaders?

Curse you rollover
Well interestingly KM originally held the Marvel license too and there were rules for a lot of the marvel minis in the same system as DC. The Custom DCUMG Facebook cards group has masses of the characters updated from MCP

Going through the bitsbox, I found that I was blessed by Papa and had 2 lots of 3 unbuilt monopose plague marines. Cue another KT...

I like big bells and I cannot lie

Went through a whole rattle can priming terrain for my school club and the new mcp acquisitions. Next up, paint on stuff!

Onwards!
Graven

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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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To (mis)quote Jeff Goldblum, "Hobby finds a way."

Now showing Amazons from Bad Squiddo!

Painting total as of 1/23/2024: 12 plus a set of modular spaceship terrain

Painting total for 2023: 79 plus 28 Battlemechs and a Dragon-Balrog

 
   
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Mostly, on my phone.

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JoshInJapan wrote:To (mis)quote Jeff Goldblum, "Hobby finds a way."

"Hobby breaks free, it expands to new territories and crashes through barriers, painfully, maybe even dangerously, but, uh... well, there it is."

As such, I have kill teams to share!

Man, I hate painting White Scars

But pretty happy with them. Fairly quick and dirty, but they'll do for the kids to play with.
Taking of dirty...

Papa Bless! Bloody disgusting


I've been thinking about upcoming Dakka contests. Next month is Sun's Out Guns out, so that's the Immortal Hulk. I don't know about October's Halloween Special though, I'm thinking Carnevale - Strigoi Schooner with coffins, plus I have the Gypsy for them and I'm toying with the idea of some repurposed Deep Ones, maybe?

So on the left, one converted to a Rhyll (Cthulhu face), and on the right just rebased to match the Ugdru. I mean they're all just sub-species of Deep Ones anyway in game, after all. Given that there is only the one sculpt for Rhyll (and I'm too cheap to buy more Ugrdu) seems like a reasonable solution?

Had fun with little miss yesterday, as she was off school ill:

Teaching her drybrushing on her Stuffed Fables miniatures, starting with the broken toy monsters from Under The Bed. Never hurts to train up a paint slave

Next on the desk, though, is going to be MCP Terrain, Logan and Sabertooth (Rivals variants).

Ta-ta,
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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Awesomely prolific as usual Graven I really like how the White Scars and Plague Marines turned out.

   
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A garden grove on Citadel Station

The white scars look nice, what’s your approach to the classic painting white problem?

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Kill teams have come out lovely (well, except the horrible Nurgle one ).

Hope game-therapy did the trick and mini-Graven has recovered.

   
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That's a really quick turnaround on those kill teams, especially considering that (A) one was white and (B) the other is all gross and corroded.

Now showing Amazons from Bad Squiddo!

Painting total as of 1/23/2024: 12 plus a set of modular spaceship terrain

Painting total for 2023: 79 plus 28 Battlemechs and a Dragon-Balrog

 
   
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I'm not a fan of painting clean white models either, but your white scars look great. You did a fantastic job on them. I love that you're teaching painting skills to your offspring. Excellent use of your time; passing valuable skills on to the next generation.

I absolutely love the variety on this blog, graven. You switch gears easily and keep yourself on track finishing what I can only imagine is a hobby collection worth millions.

Like my Facebook page!

Waaazag da Kan't Stoppable (ORKS) ~6,000 points
Orks-in-Progress, Finished Orks.
Terrain I'm making.
The Darion Sector War Campaign.
Into the Jaws of Hell 40k campaign.
I do commissions. If you are interested send me a PM and we can talk concepts and pricing. 
   
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Mostly, on my phone.

Syro_ wrote:Awesomely prolific as usual Graven I really like how the White Scars and Plague Marines turned out.

That's most kind of you amigo!
ph34r wrote:The white scars look nice, what’s your approach to the classic painting white problem?

Cheers! Prime bone (I use TT Combat's Cryptbone, but GW Wraithbone is much the same), wash nuln oil, Drybrush VJ deck tan, highlight VJ arctic white. Relatively quick and easy.
Slinky wrote:Kill teams have come out lovely (well, except the horrible Nurgle one ).
Hope game-therapy did the trick and mini-Graven has recovered.

Lovely AND horrible Yeah, she's much improved.
JoshInJapan wrote:That's a really quick turnaround on those kill teams, especially considering that (A) one was white and (B) the other is all gross and corroded.


Thanks buddy. They're very basic schemes though. Tabletop ready, but not much more. Ideal for kids to chuck about

Warboss_Waaazag wrote:I'm not a fan of painting clean white models either, but your white scars look great. You did a fantastic job on them. I love that you're teaching painting skills to your offspring. Excellent use of your time; passing valuable skills on to the next generation.
I absolutely love the variety on this blog, graven. You switch gears easily and keep yourself on track finishing what I can only imagine is a hobby collection worth millions.

You're very kind mate. In the end I'll admit I did actually enjoy the Scars... But I wouldn't do a whole army of them
Dread to think what my hobby collection is worth. But ultimately it's still probably cheaper than therapy (just).
As for variety, that's definitely a positive of my ADHD though I am in a bit of 40k place just now doing the club thing.

Speaking of which... Smurfs!

Particularly pleased with the sergeant's face.

Again, white prime, then VJ ultramarine and blue ink. VJ Electric blue highlights worked up to Wolf Grey. Trimmed with VJ Flat earth, Averland sunset, deck tan and arctic white. Relatively speedy, I just got sidetracked.

Man alive I hate doing freehand.

But they do look rather spiffy, actually.

And perhaps more excitingly, the kids actually got KT on the table!

Just a couple of turns to get to grips, but still - it's actually happening!

Remarkable.

Next on the desk is the Immortal Hulk, and then more MCP, but terrain. However, back at work so busy busy, not sure how productive the rest of the month will actually be.

Hey ho
Graven


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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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Longtime Dakkanaut






UK

Smurfs look good - Loving the colour you've achieved on the trims, really nice.

   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Mostly, on my phone.

Thanks mate, much appreciated

Hola
Bit warm to paint
But a wee bit of progress on Hulk's base:

I added a Sentinel hand painted up as a bit of Hulkbuster for colour and variety. Should pop against all the green


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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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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Mostly, on my phone.

Was very hungover today, so spent some very quiet time painting... the Immortal Hulk!












Check out those guns Along with Hulkbuster hand , there's also a wee pistol hidden on the base to complete the "gun" show.

Not sure what's next. After painting all that green you'd think I'd want to paint a different colour, but actually I'm thinking maybe salamanders or dangles...

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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He's come out awesome. One might even say he looks...smashing.
   
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Hulk does, indeed, look incredible. Your green looks almost exactly the same shade as Lou Ferrigno's Hulk, at least to my old man eyes.

Now showing Amazons from Bad Squiddo!

Painting total as of 1/23/2024: 12 plus a set of modular spaceship terrain

Painting total for 2023: 79 plus 28 Battlemechs and a Dragon-Balrog

 
   
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UK

That's splendid, well done!

"You wouldn't like me when I'm angry"

   
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Madison, WI

Wonderful work on all the marines graven. I'm sure your little girl was much happier being sick with daddy to hang with!

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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Eastern edge

Hulk looking damn 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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Hey lots of progress, congrats on getting your backlog cleared! Absolute hobby goals. Hulk looks great, love the detail with the Hulkbuster glove. Would love to see some Salamanders!

My painting log is full of snakes
Have any retro, vintage, or out of print models? Show them off here!
Games I play: 40k (CSM, Necrons); AoS/Fantasy (Seraphon/Lizardmen); Warcry; Marvel Crisis Protocol; Wargods of Olympus/Aegyptus; Mythos 
   
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Mostly, on my phone.

youwashock wrote:He's come out awesome. One might even say he looks...smashing.

I see what you did there
JoshInJapan wrote:Hulk does, indeed, look incredible. Your green looks almost exactly the same shade as Lou Ferrigno's Hulk, at least to my old man eyes.

I have a lot of affection for the classic Hulk show :?
Slinky wrote:That's splendid, well done!
"You wouldn't like me when I'm angry"

He's certainly quite cross. Thanks man
Gitsplitta wrote:Wonderful work on all the marines graven. I'm sure your little girl was much happier being sick with daddy to hang with!

Cheers buddy. Glad that they meet your approval even without a Badab chapter in there
shasolenzabi wrote:Hulk looking damn good!

Most kind! It was a lot of fun to do and very therapeutic
Don Qui Hotep wrote:Hey lots of progress, congrats on getting your backlog cleared! Absolute hobby goals. Hulk looks great, love the detail with the Hulkbuster glove. Would love to see some Salamanders!

Well, there's always more backlog hiding but yeah, very pleased. I've ended up with a handful of the new internus marines so I reckon they'll actually end up as salamanders because and the intercessors as Dangles. Hey, it's not easy being green.

So on the Kill Team project, trying to prove what you can do with fewer than 6 colours and in under 15 mins:

Bangle done in 9 mins, Fist done in 12.

Far from perfect, but perfectly serviceable - which of course, is the point. I hate freehanding, especially in a rush, but again - it's DOABLE.

And on the subject of green things...

Deep Ones from Unfathomable, for use in Carnevale. They're a bit jazz hands, but will do the job.

The tentacles are GS, to make it a Rhyll (grabby illthid style deep one) rather than Ugdru (chompy murder deep one)

And a little comparison to the official models. Got the approval of the original faction designer for Carnevale so I reckon they're game legal

Next on the WIP pile are the Salamander Infernus marines and the Dangle intercessors. Then, back to MCP.

Been a funny old week on jury duty. Back to normality tomorrow though.
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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Jazz hands! Fun sculpt, elevated by a great paint job. Nice going on the shoulder pad freehand on the marine too.

My painting log is full of snakes
Have any retro, vintage, or out of print models? Show them off here!
Games I play: 40k (CSM, Necrons); AoS/Fantasy (Seraphon/Lizardmen); Warcry; Marvel Crisis Protocol; Wargods of Olympus/Aegyptus; Mythos 
   
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UK

The Bangle is particularly good, and I am impressed by your GS tentacles too

   
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Mostly, on my phone.

Don Qui Hotep wrote:Jazz hands! Fun sculpt, elevated by a great paint job. Nice going on the shoulder pad freehand on the marine too.

You're most kind - especially about the freehand. Happy with the blood drop, less so with the rest - but it's about the speed of things for them, so not going to sweat it.
Slinky wrote:The Bangle is particularly good, and I am impressed by your GS tentacles too

You're very kind sir! I do love some tentacles
And given that we're talking speed paints...

30 min Dark Angels squad
and

30 min Salamanders
There are things I'd like to tidy up, but, again, this about proving a point. A Kill Team in 30 mins. Well, actually, I did them both simultaneously, 2 in 40 mins. Granted, there were breaks for practical reasons on my part, but it was done timed - and that's a school lunchtime, that is.

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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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Wow, the time-to-awesome ratio on those Marines is truly impressive.

Also, your Deep Ones rock. I'm a big fan of fishmen.

Now showing Amazons from Bad Squiddo!

Painting total as of 1/23/2024: 12 plus a set of modular spaceship terrain

Painting total for 2023: 79 plus 28 Battlemechs and a Dragon-Balrog

 
   
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Deranged Necron Destroyer






Hmm might need my glasses checked but the Salamanders are looking awfully... secretive.

Red highlights pop tho, great line work.

My painting log is full of snakes
Have any retro, vintage, or out of print models? Show them off here!
Games I play: 40k (CSM, Necrons); AoS/Fantasy (Seraphon/Lizardmen); Warcry; Marvel Crisis Protocol; Wargods of Olympus/Aegyptus; Mythos 
   
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Wow, those are very impressive Dark Angels 30 minutes or not.
   
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UK

That's amazing work, Graven!

If anything I think they look better than many marines that I've slaved over for more than that on each model

   
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Sea beasts looking great, Sallies also looking good with the speed painting., amazing work.

"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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Mostly, on my phone.

JoshInJapan wrote:Wow, the time-to-awesome ratio on those Marines is truly impressive.
Also, your Deep Ones rock. I'm a big fan of fishmen.

Thanks man. Yeah I'm loving my mythos gribblies. Getting these guys ready to hit the table was a high priority.

Don Qui Hotep wrote:Hmm might need my glasses checked but the Salamanders are looking awfully... secretive.
Red highlights pop tho, great line work.

Lol dang it. Fixed. Thanks matey!

Tommygun1918 wrote:Wow, those are very impressive Dark Angels 30 minutes or not.

Most kind, and welcome!

Slinky wrote:That's amazing work, Graven!
If anything I think they look better than many marines that I've slaved over for more than that on each model

you're very kind

shasolenzabi wrote:Sea beasts looking great, Sallies also looking good with the speed painting., amazing work.

Thanks man, the transfers help

In preparation for the next game in the Carnevale global campaign, I threw some paint on some coffins:

You can never have enough scatter in Carnevale. These come with the Strigoi Schooner, which is going to finish off our board nicely but in the meantime, we still manage a pretty neat 3x3:
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Fear the mighty Quacken!

A very good game was had. It was murder in secret - victory points only for killing out of line of sight.

The boy got very stressed, he's finding Strigoi hard - but he managed to beat me, fair and square.
A great game.

Next? Probably the bunker for Weapon X... 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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Cool battle zone to play on, glad the game was enjoyable and a learning experience.

"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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Mostly, on my phone.

shasolenzabi wrote:Cool battle zone to play on, glad the game was enjoyable and a learning experience.

Definitely! If only to remind ME of the way Secondary objectives work with the Double rule

So as promised, the Weapon X research bunker for MCP:

It's a very chunky bit of plastic, and feels much better value than some MCP.

I had a lot of fun with different greys, washes and snow/ice

I am debating adding some icicles but that may be more faff than I can be bothered with.

The small branches at the top and the round hatch at the bottom are removeable, so it can be display base or a terrain piece. I do like that it's much better conceived in that regard than the Spidey vs Doc Ock version.

Still got Wolverine and Sabertooth to tackle, so that'll be next, and then I'll do a display shot.

And yet another 30 minute marine squad.

Raven Guard Incursors. I would have loved to spend a bit longer on them, but that's AGAINST THE RULES

I am actually out of bits now, so that's the Kill Teams on hold for now. Should be enough to keep the kids busy

Next up, along with the marvel stuff, is lots of Hallowe'en gribblies for Carnevale

Graven



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