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Made in gb
[DCM]
Screaming into the void






Mostly, on my phone.

Oh they are super shiny and crisp. Lovely colours all over. For being quick fishman is stunning.

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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Near Golden Daemon Caliber





Affton, MO. USA

I have to agree, hat fishman turned out great. Sumo Chick looks ready to bust some ghosts, she is not hiding in that bright yellow .

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
Made in gb
Junior Officer with Laspistol






Reading, Berks

She isn't planning on hiding any time soon

   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Lot of fun models there endtrans. I think the Harionago is my fav.

   
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Junior Officer with Laspistol






Reading, Berks

Thanks all.

During lockdown I've been playing a lot of the Arkham Horror card game, which has been great fun. This has put me in a real pulp/cthulhu mindset recently, so I expanded out and picked up a copy of Mansions of Madness too as I've friends that love it to bits. The box arrived rather trashed (thanks Hermes!), but I'm not overly bothered as I'll probably decant it into something else anyway. I was aware that the figures in it were of board game quality... but holy heck the monsters are terrible quality sculpts with weird proportions and scale.

Thankfully there's a large crossover with Cthulhueath may die in terms of the monsters and those that aren't there I think I've got better ones in my ever growing stl collection. Thanks to this month's Crippled God Foundry patreon and some hand/pistol stls from another, I now have a really nice set of pulp cultists and some deep ones printing

. These may take preference over Cthulhu for the painting challenge this month... or not, we shall see.

I already have loads of red cloaked cultists, so as there are some deep ones involved, these are likely to become cultists for Dagon instead and be a sea green instead. Cult wars!

The main challenge will be the Star Spawn which is the big bad from MoM. There are two of them in the box, but only one in CMD and the DMD version is so much better. Probably one to keep an eye on ebay for I suspect.

   
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Junior Officer with Laspistol






Reading, Berks

It's been a hectic month at work, so not a lot has managed to happen until this week where I managed to finally finish Cthulhu for the painting challenge



Now he's out of the way my dumb brain has got loads of ideas for Necromunda terrain bits inspired by the facebook groups and the books I've been reading lately. Not that I a) have anywhere to store large necromunda tiles, or b) have regular opponents to play against (especially during lockdown!)

It's primary conviction today is that I desperately *need* the two boxes of Dark Uprising that I found online last night for the terrain bits, or an Ender3 so that I can print larger bits of terrain and base plates... like I have space for an Ender as well as the Mars! :/

As a distraction, I started trying to design some alternative Zone Mortalis sized bits. Still needs some work to reduce the amount of resin it needs and decide if it should interlock with the ZM pieces, or if that is just asking for trouble. Also need to decide if it needs to look a bit more distinct if I play to upload these somewhere in the future

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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Nice work on Cthulhu endtrans! Looks scary as ever.

Hey, can you post a link to that challenge (or PM me)? I've been looking for it and can't find it. Thx

   
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Junior Officer with Laspistol






Reading, Berks

Sure can. The challenge this month is over here: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/792526.page

   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Perfect! Thank you my friend.

   
Made in gb
Junior Officer with Laspistol






Reading, Berks

As mentioned last time, my brain has decided to focus on Nercomunda for a while thanks to playing some of the very buggy, but very inspirational Underhive Wars game and reading some of the Kal Jericho books. I suspect I need to keep reading Necromunda stuff to keep my brain on track with this...

Yesterday I pulled out all of the terrain sprues that I've got kicking around and started clipping bits off to see what I have. The answer seems to be a fair amount of bits from the last few iterations of 40k kits, but not quite enough of any one thing; for example the walkway pieces from Sector Mechanicus seem to be fairly common, but only 6 sets of legs which is clearly not enough to support all the floors so some fun is going to be had trying to work that one out. I do seem to have a *lot* of pipework though, so while building some of the Dark Uprising terrain, I started to hack apart one of the pillars to add some variation to them



I also had a play with the Sector Mechanicus floor painting guide from Duncan (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEt_cpkrX6s) on one of the bits to get me over the uncertainties that have put me off painting all this stuff in the past. Rather than Deathworld Forest, I wanted something more like a duck egg blue... which sadly I don't have, so I've gone for the Sons of Horus instead. Though having now painted a couple of bits, it looks more like very very corroded copper rather than the green I originally wanted... so that's not helped with the indecision! The intention is for pipework to be white and rust, so the darker green should look quite nice next to it.



The next decision that I need to make is floor tiles. I do like the plastic tiles they did for Necromunda, but I always get the impression from the background books that the underhive would be more rockcrete than metalwork; with that reserved more for walkways. Clearly this vision doesn't line up the tiles or the cardboard tiles. So, rather than going for the expensive, and nearly always out of stock, GW tiles or trying to find someone local to print me some... I'm going to try the Sarissa Terrain Tiles and try to carve in some concrete slabs/cracks instead. This system seems to come in varying sizes (30x30cm, 20x20, 20x10 and 10x10) allowing for some variation in the layouts and modularity. I figured I'd start with some 10cm x 10cm tiles as these should fit nicely into some stacking boxes I have for easier storage. The nice thing about these tiles is they interlock, so can't go drifting off across the table. I did think about using the same hex setup that I'm using for the fantasy table, but given the square nature of necromunda that seemed not such a great plan. For a tenner for 8, it's a fairly easy punt. If it doesn't work, it should be easy enough to get plastics off it again.

While digging through the terrain, I came across this piece I put together, undercoated and then forgot about. I think it was going to be a pump control or something. The base part used to be a building front from a scale model of a giant spider attacking a power station (I don't know either... it was a christmas present years ago). Clearly there are kids with a serious nitrous problem in our area... but it does mean that there's been a potentially useful supply of metal canisters to be found. Worst case the streets are a little bit clearer. It does make it look like *I'm* the one with the problem though... :O



I've also found some really nice 3d printables for turning drinks cans into furnaces or promethium tanks. The printer seems to be playing up again though as half the items failed to stick to the plate... looks like I need to replace the fep again *sigh*



Who says I have a problem doing one thing at a time?

   
Made in gb
[DCM]
Screaming into the void






Mostly, on my phone.

Very exciting, your hobby ADHD is very exciting.

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
Junior Officer with Laspistol






Reading, Berks

It is very exciting today. Tomorrow hobby ADHD will no doubt be focussed on something else *face/plan*

   
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Ragin' Ork Dreadnought






Albany, Australia

Nice. When you sort out your printer, can you print some more legs for the walkways?

   
Made in gb
Junior Officer with Laspistol






Reading, Berks

I can, yes. I've found some nice ones on Thingiverse, though I may have a go at making some too

   
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Junior Officer with Laspistol






Reading, Berks

It seems the next round of the painting challenge is entitled "Saints and Sinners". According to Cardinal Crimson in the Kal books, he's one of the biggest sinners in the underhive. It has nothing to do with him and Scabbs throwing him into some toxic waste, oh no.



I swapped out the head on Scabbs as I really wasn't a fan of the hat they had given him. At present, much as I like the figure, it's not quite how I imagine him. I think I still have the old metal one kicking around somewhere, which is far closer; plus he's not had a plasma gun in the 3 books I've read so far... so I'm a little confused where that's come from.

   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Looks like a very appropriate project endtrans.

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Junior Officer with Laspistol






Reading, Berks

Some more quick sketches of colours for the terrain. I'm still considering this dark greeny colour for the walls, but I'm unsure about the walkways... green or creamy?


   
Made in gb
[DCM]
Screaming into the void






Mostly, on my phone.

Why not both, looks like shadows?

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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Reading, Berks

Maybe. I've undercoated another couple of test pieces. I'll try one wall just concrete/greys and the walkway something half way between the cream and the green to see if the contrast works. The other alternative is to paint the walls like the ones I did last year for Necromunda, but they took longer and I'm not sure it'll look quite the same on the plastic stuff



On a different note, the Sarissa modular board turned up and I'm reminded why I was terrible with artillery in Oldhammer... I slightly misjudged how small 10cm square was *face/palm*

Still. 20cm is 3 short wall segments and one pillar, so actually the larger tiles will be pretty good for building set pieces on, with loads of 10x10 pieces for open space or smaller pieces of terrain. The intent would be to carve in lots of cracks in them to hide the edges a bit and paint it all up like concrete.

While I wait for the next meeting to start, I carved a couple of them up to see how it looks when painted.







   
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Affton, MO. USA

I wouldn't go creamy, maybe it's the janitor side of me, but it would get too dirty too quickly. Even though the Underhive is a cesspool now, it wasn't always designed to be that way.

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
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Reading, Berks

Looking at a lot of photos of run down industrial locations (and having seen inside various pharmaceutical factories) things do tend towards lighter colours though. I can't show the picture, but there's this as a good example of lighter walls/machinery https://www.picfair.com/pics/09357145-industrial-factory-interior-with-heavy-equipment-and-machinery, or Bhopal gas refinery that was one of the largest industrial disasters on record when in 1984 it leaked tonnes of gas and killed most of the local area. Bhopal actually looks more like I'd imagine Necromunda come to think of it



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Made in us
Master of the Hunt





Philadelphia

I'm doing most of my necromunda/industrial terrain in a light blue I think/pale blue teal

Good ideas!

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Reading, Berks

Duck egg blue was my original thought, but I don't have any and I am trying to cut back on buying stuff... He says with a new Dark Uprising box today and a back order on all the Orlock stuff...

   
Made in us
Near Golden Daemon Caliber





Affton, MO. USA

Orlock is the way I'm leaning IF I were to get into Necromunda again.

Yeah, those lighter colors were white to begin with, just years of rust on or under discoloring their natural cleanness. It's why I can't do Orks, The dirt annoys me.

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
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Ragin' Ork Dreadnought






Albany, Australia

Ha! I didn't even see the cream on the walkway the first time...

I like the pillar scheme - and you could do the same on the walkways - but it is a lot more effort, and may make it harder to see the minis.

I think either would work - but remember the terrain is but a backdrop for the minis. If you are planning on darker mini schemes - go white. If you are planning on lighter mini schemes, go dark.

Or, you know, go with your first gut reaction - it's probably the right call.

   
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Junior Officer with Laspistol






Reading, Berks

I think I'm going to leave the cream for really rusty pipework and the panelling on the wall sections, so the walkways will stay green but get a lot more chipping/weathering on them than the sample had. I found a great looking tutorial on painting rust on youtube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBdTO8jR6Fs) and am currently waiting for the Matt Cote to turn up in order to give it a try.

Over the weekend I assembled all of the walls and pillars from both boxes of Dark Uprising, so there is now a small collection of pieces to work with; though for a 4x4 table there is nowhere near enough... this is either going to get hellish expensive, or cause some serious wear and tear to the resin printer. I also had a play with painting some of the boards to look like concrete and... yeah. I see why people are doing either mud or the ZM tiles as it is hard to get something that looks good.

At present one of the columns cost about £1.30 in resin after being hollowed and take 7 hours to print. This is still half the price of the plastics, but on an Ender at standard quality, a pillar would cost about 40p; super high quality about 60p. Cost wise, an Ender looks to be paying for itself very quickly. Time to try and reorder my office and clear some space to make way for another printer. Looks like that will be instead of upgrading to the Mars as that still isn't big enough to do a 12 inch square plate

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Made in us
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Affton, MO. USA

I am very happy with my Ender 3. For the price, I'd spend just a bit more and get the 3Pro as the extra features really are worth it and it's cheaper to just get it all at once. All the terrain I have pumped out for different games is just ridiculous.

I do want a resin printer for figures, but terrain wise I stand by my Ender and the Filament I get through Amazon.

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
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Reading, Berks

Yeah, I've got my eye on an up-specc'd Ender 3 Pro with silent motherboard, better power supply and various other upgrades pre-done. Tempting though the Saturn is, the larger print area and cheaper cost for terrain seems like a no-brainer once the office is clear.

Now to find someone local to print off a couple of base plates so I can start as it is blocking any terrain work

   
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Junior Officer with Laspistol






Reading, Berks

Saved for some inspiration and a reminder of what the plan is... Figouz has been creating some stunning Necromunda tiles and has kindly been documenting it all on his site: https://www.figouz.net/necromunda/zone-mortalis-gaming-table.php

Also of interest today is someone on Cults3D releasing a ZM pillar turned into a hab module



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Made in ca
Longtime Dakkanaut





Surrey, BC - Canada

Nice work endtransmission.

Cheers,

CB

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