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Made in us
Rogue Inquisitor with Xenos Bodyguards





Eastern edge

bunker for Marvel, Logan's old start up place,,,Looking great, love the snow.


Raven Guard also looking good! Doing well with the speed painting

"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!



 
   
Made in gb
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Mostly, on my phone.

Thanks kindly buddy!
And for those of you for whom it's lost in rollover:
Spoiler:


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






Raven Guard Incursors.

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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.  
   
Made in gb
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Mostly, on my phone.

Amazingly, I got Wolverine and Sabertooth done, along with Logan's Hogg.

Here's Logan:

Or is it James Howlett?

And Sabertooth

Digging the Tyler Mane vibes

On yer bike son!


And the completed piece:

Pretty... cool
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.  
   
Made in us
Rogue Inquisitor with Xenos Bodyguards





Eastern edge

Wolverine and Sabretooth looking good, and the bikes work very well.

"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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Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

Nice work as usual. Love the bike.




 
   
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Deranged Necron Destroyer






That bunker is impressive looking! Great job on the snow effects, looks very naturalistic. Phobos meanies look great, love the visors.

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 
   
Made in gb
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Mostly, on my phone.

shasolenzabi wrote:Wolverine and Sabretooth looking good, and the bikes work very well.

Thanks! The bike was fun, actually.
Camkierhi wrote:Nice work as usual. Love the bike.

Cheers! Playing with inks and highlights.
Don Qui Hotep wrote:That bunker is impressive looking! Great job on the snow effects, looks very naturalistic. Phobos meanies look great, love the visors.

Cheers, it's a mix of ink washes and GW texture snow. SM were very quick and dirty, so thanks.

More scenery is underway, working on the (now retired) NYC construction site for MCP, starting with the digger and mixer:

Texture paint makes excellent cement.



Barrels. Yet another different way of painting: speed paint dark wood, speckled with orange, drybrush oily steel. Fun, fast and easy.

Finally, the site office

Hurrah for zenithal prime (sadly underused Autobot)

I enjoyed adding some little details, like the blood at the side of the stairs and wee drops of toxic ooze on the barrels.

Just the 6 barriers left to do. I'll get to them at some point, just ran out of steam.

BUT I did get the Hydra terrain finished:

Generators



Turrets

And the turrets can be mounted on the tank to make variants.


Hail hydra!

The new MCP core set is out shortly, too, so am pleased to have achieved my goal of having pretty much everything painted. Crashed sentinel is the last thing, but I have painted the crushed car at least - however I need to do the sentinel arm to go on it, so you'll just have to wait

And it being October, it is spooky season!
So, for Carnevale bit of progress on the Rotters and Leeches

Just blocking in base colours, but it's a start. These are, in theory, for this month's contest, and given that they are for the Spawn's birthday in a month, I want to get a move on with them

RL has been pretty rough the last couple of months
Spoiler:

My father in law has been in hospital, as my incompetent nephew has been his carer; my wife and other sister in law have been trying to sort things out but their dad basically told them to stick it and never wants their help or indeed to see them. Very tough, so very stressful. Kids are doing ok but I do feel our/my stress rubbing off on them, especially middle spawn who is hard work at the best of times (ASD) but very sweet also.

However, I have managed to get funding to do some post grad study in Film Education which is awesome and fun, but most importantly just for me (I really just want those student discounts again ), and work itself is really not bad, so trying to stay as positive as I can under the circumstances.

Apologies for the unburdening, but this is a good space to vent, sometimes.

Anyway, more work on the Carnevale to follow, and maybe I'll even finish building that bloody boat
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.  
   
Made in gb
Longtime Dakkanaut






UK

Terrain is very nice, really "real" looking if you see what I mean.

Have you watched the Aussie comedy "Fisk" on Netflix? I recommend it

   
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Fixture of Dakka





CL VI Store in at the Cyber Center of Excellence

Construction area stuff is phenomenal. Love it all!

Every time a terrorist dies a Paratrooper gets his wings. 
   
Made in gb
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Mostly, on my phone.

Slinky wrote:Terrain is very nice, really "real" looking if you see what I mean.

Have you watched the Aussie comedy "Fisk" on Netflix? I recommend it

Thanks! That's definitely the aim, so I appreciate it. I'm all about the grime. no, not a show I know.

CptJake wrote:Construction area stuff is phenomenal. Love it all!

You're very kind indeed! And speaking of which...

Got the barriers done, and started on the crashed sentinel with the unfortunate car

However as you can see, in the end went for the beam rather than sentinel arm to keep it a bit more generic, though it's not glued on.

And a little Fisk industries complete shot.

Ended up on the front page with Morgraur facing off against the Shipwright
Spoiler:



Which was nice. If you fancy popping a wee vote on, that'd be even nicer.

Despite being very busy, and in danger of doing a wee bit too much, I'm genuinely feeling a bit more positive about life ATM. Long may that continue!
Won't be much any p&m to speak of over the next week, away for a break in a cottage with beer and board games.
Good times
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.  
   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Worderful work all-round my friend. All that terrain looks fantastic and should really enhance any gaming experiences on it. Stand out job on the construction equipment. Congrats on making the front page!

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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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Mostly, on my phone.

Gitsplitta wrote:Worderful work all-round my friend. All that terrain looks fantastic and should really enhance any gaming experiences on it. Stand out job on the construction equipment. Congrats on making the front page!

Thanks old son! You're most kind, on all counts. And, now that I'm back from a lovely, restful week in Northumberland (walks, castles, beaches, chips, beer, and a LOT of board games), I've got the last bit of scenery done as well: Crashed Sentinel Terrain

Roxxon Sign with Miles Morales tag (well, there's a new game out, after all) and sentinel arm.

... and something closer to home, with a Graven tag and a wee weird eyeball that is a copy of one just next to the motorway off-ramp by my house and has always tickled me.

Head (small throwable terrain)

And the Roxxon Quick Change with wrecked Sentinel...

and a tag...

or two Great fun to do.

And with the car that came in the set also.

Which means I have painted every MCP model I own - in fact (gulp) every MCP model (apart from the Cosmic Terrain, which is now out of print). With the new core set on the way, that's a not a bad achievement, I feel

But it's not all MCP. With the Elder Spawn's 16th round the corner, wanted to do him something special, so got him the new critter box for his vampires, and painted them up. He's not on dakka or fb (ah, the youth), so safe to post

Box of 5... with 6 minis in it Luckily Rotters are non-unique (well, not luckily for me, they're really nasty)

Ferrywoman



Rotters


and Leeches

These 5 for contest, I think.

346 so far this year. Reckon I can hit 365
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.  
   
Made in gb
Is 'Eavy Metal Calling?





UK

Your graffiti work is always top notch, but Grumpy Doom is absolutely brilliant... I feel you need to make this a theme when you do big terrain bits now, get Kang or Ultron in the same style on the next one!

Congrats on completing the collection!

 
   
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Regular Dakkanaut




Madrid, Spain

+1 to the graffitis, they look amazing. Good job too on the swamp band!

Also known as KeiserS! muette is my old name.

I also have a 3d models shop, check it out here! https://cults3d.com/en/users/keiserspandp/creations 
   
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Fixture of Dakka





Surrey, BC - Canada

Some great work inmygravenimage.

Exalted.

Cheers,

CB

   
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Calculating Commissar






Reading, Berks

Geeeze, I step away for a while and you go and do all that Marvel stuff! Excellent work as always, especially the graffiti!

Those Rotters also look like really cool figures. Might have to investigate those for 7TV

   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Mostly, on my phone.

Paradigm wrote:Your graffiti work is always top notch, but Grumpy Doom is absolutely brilliant... I feel you need to make this a theme when you do big terrain bits now, get Kang or Ultron in the same style on the next one!
Congrats on completing the collection!

Cheers buddy. The irony is I don't particularly like chibi as an aesthetic but for this, somehow, it really works. Not sure graffiti us permitted in Wakanda mind you
muette wrote:+1 to the graffitis, they look amazing. Good job too on the swamp band!

Thanks, and welcome!
Captain Brown wrote:Some great work inmygravenimage.
Exalted.
Cheers,
CB

Succinct as always, CB and thanks, I'm honoured.
endtransmission wrote:Geeeze, I step away for a while and you go and do all that Marvel stuff! Excellent work as always, especially the graffiti!
Those Rotters also look like really cool figures. Might have to investigate those for 7TV

Hey buddy, good to hear from you! Yeah they are fab, and an added bonus was getting 3 rather than 2 in the box.

Anyway, I've decided (madness) to try to get the boat built and painted as well for the vampires:


Will I get it built?
Will I paint it?
Will I think about rigging ?
We shall see...

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.  
   
Made in gb
Using Inks and Washes





Chibi Doom!
Great job on that terrain.
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Mostly, on my phone.

Thanks man
Ok, fine...

Strigoi Schooner with its rotten crew!

Ferrywoman and Rotter 1

Leech 1 and Rotter 2

Leech 2

Bit of a reverse shot of the deck.

And of the aftcastle plus the ... Guest accommodation Glad I made a steering wheel but it was a faff (not as much as faff as doing the rigging but still)
Lot of work, but glad the contest motivated me to tackle it. Happy Hallowe'en, y'all!




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What to do next?
Well, slightly frustratingly, the new Marvel Core Set hasn't turned up. But that's ok, it means I can concentrate on the next batch of gribblies for Carnevale. Next month's theme is Wrecking Ball and I've got a werewolf, a bloodthirsty gypsy and vampiric shark... thing to get on with so that's pretty destructive. The elder teen did some babysitting for us during holiday so them, painted, are payment. Win-win!

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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.  
   
Made in us
Grisly Ghost Ark Driver






Wow what a cool boat! I can't believe you put actual rigging on it, that's so impressive.

See what's on my painting table Now painting: Necron Warriors 
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Mostly, on my phone.

Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll wrote:Wow what a cool boat! I can't believe you put actual rigging on it, that's so impressive.

You're very kind. I'm not sure it's impressive, just deranged.

Speaking of which, I keep fiddling with it and adding things

The devil's in the detail, after all.


Meanwhile, I painted this excellent fellow, Tigrax

He's an Yndij (basically Na'vi) for Mantic's Dreadball and Overdrive - though the catcher mitt can instead be a gun, so you can use him as a hero for a Rebs force in Deadzone also.

Been sitting on my desk forever, I wanted to paint something to unwind, literally nothing else to tackle.

I also built more critters for Carnevale, but they'll be my November contest entry. The theme is Wrecking Ball, so I've got a few highly destructive monsters and a Miley Cyrus... Or should that be Miley Siren?

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.  
   
Made in gb
Longtime Dakkanaut






UK

That boat is fab, well done! Can't believe you did the rigging, that's excellently crazy

   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Mostly, on my phone.

Slinky wrote:That boat is fab, well done! Can't believe you did the rigging, that's excellently crazy

Good description of me that, excellently crazy.

A quiet week, as November is the hell month. Work is perpetually crazy and all sorts of stuff with the kids which means November is as ever my least productive P&M month; I actually don't really have much to paint, though, which is part of it. The new Carnevale stuff has horrid QC issues so I'm trying to get them replaced; the Marvel stuff hasn't yet arrived; and although I did find some more Mantic Enforcers in the garage that's a lot of build and prep that I don't really have the inclination to do (and I may just pass them on as giveaway or something, as there's a good starter force there). I have. however, made another wee terrain piece:

Found this in amongst the AoS bits. Filed down the GW magic symbols and filled with gs, carved to be flagstones.

Although the individual steps are no use depth-wise, it's a decent obstacle to climb and the gate makes for an excellent watery entrance or cell - very Venetian.

A little something, but it's something.


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.  
   
Made in be
Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

Excellent work as always here. Kinda recognise the style of latest one. Love wolverine etc.




 
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Mostly, on my phone.

Camkierhi wrote:Excellent work as always here. Kinda recognise the style of latest one. Love wolverine etc.

Thanks me old chum. That wolverine was so much fun to paint
Right, a WIP!


For then dakka Wrecking Ball theme this month: Miley, her Siren form and the Wreckers are getting there... So much repair work on these shady casts, my first negative experience of TT Combat really. I think I've managed to recover the Varcolac (werewolf) well, not sure about the Agalope (pale thin chick) and the Upior (pale big critter).
Also playing about with a new backdrop bit, it's an aerial photograph of the Isle of Harris.
It's really weird not having much to paint. However, the wife has got me the Mighty Lancer Games reaper advent calendar, so that'll be plenty to keep me occupied

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.  
   
Made in gb
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Mostly, on my phone.

And with that, I think my Wrecking Ball entry is done:

I may add a 5th model to the mix, but I like the sense of these 2 terrible women transforming into even more monstrous beings and... Coming in like a wrecking ball. Plus, the sheer amount of repair work that I had to do on these bloody models that were wrecks in the first place feels very on-brand.

Which turns into...

And

Becomes

Miley Sirens
A fun finisher, in the sense that I am back to having nothing else to paint (for a few days, at least). Which is fine, honestly, it's a bit chilly to prime just now. Might 3D print some stuff for the Lesser Spawn's DND game, or might just wait for more Marvel to arrive... Or who knows, maybe even tackle a board game
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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[DCM]
Incorporating Wet-Blending





Japan

This is a fun set of models, especially the faceless fish monster. The pale pink skin turned out really well. Props for finishing such rough models-- the mold lines look like they were placed solely to stoke anger.

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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Calculating Commissar






Reading, Berks

I... I... can't quite grasp the concept of having nothing left to paint! I feel like you should submit yourself as the entry to wrecking ball, for destroying the belief that all gamers have a huge mountain of unpainted stuff

   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Mostly, on my phone.


JoshInJapan wrote:This is a fun set of models, especially the faceless fish monster. The pale pink skin turned out really well. Props for finishing such rough models-- the mold lines look like they were placed solely to stoke anger.

Thanks, I liked doing the skin so good to know it fits the bill.
endtransmission wrote:I... I... can't quite grasp the concept of having nothing left to paint! I feel like you should submit yourself as the entry to wrecking ball, for destroying the belief that all gamers have a huge mountain of unpainted stuff

Lol don't worry chief this big fella just rocked up:

New Marvel Core Set. Whole bunch of supers coming, and batch of terrain as well. 7 heroes, 6 villains, and a lot more scatter...
Also got Chamber of Wonders, the game of assembling a Victorian Cabinet of Curios, and the spawn has gone elbow deep into Chapter 2 of Lorcana, so that'll keep us busy a while.

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.  
   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Pretty cool work on the gate thingy graven.

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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