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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Mostly, on my phone.

Well you're most kind, this is what happens in those moments when the little one decides to watch Sesame Street on YouTube on daddy's computer.

In retrospect, I should've put that on the tv:



Modelled on this awful wooden thing we had as a kid, where i first learned the wonders of Ka-Pow!

Happy with Bat-Mite. I do like a cape these days

A ouple of bloody bags of swag:

In fairness, they don't scream Joker, but I still like them and they fit with the IT riddles.

Supes:

And with a little BvS Riddler nod

And with Bruce:


Next is Wonder Woman, but meanwhile, the door for Doomsday's base (debating taxi checkerboard)



And survivors - Ash and Elvis, first of all.



Finally, a scale shot, for fun: the real comic Talia on the left, and my attempt from my Bits box on the right


Later
Graven







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Madison, WI

Nice work on the checkerboard... those are tricky to do. The window is really cool too. Interesting effect.

Superman looks fantastic graven.

   
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Wisconsin

Batmite is fantastic, how you managed to do the batman logo on the tv set is way beyond my eye sight to do it. The riddler symbol is a great addition to Superman.
   
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Batmite looks fantastic. Supes, too. The cab door does look cool. It has a very painterly quality to it. Very illustrative, almost like a 2D painting.
   
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Mostly, on my phone.

Gitsplitta wrote:Nice work on the checkerboard... those are tricky to do. The window is really cool too. Interesting effect.

Superman looks fantastic graven.

Well, I've don't know if it's that good yet, I confess I did look at someone's bad moons for inspiration. Cheers about supes was going for a cracked safety glass effect on the window.

Yorkright wrote: Batmite is fantastic, how you managed to do the batman logo on the tv set is way beyond my eye sight to do it. The riddler symbol is a great addition to Superman.

Printed on paper, cut to size and glued & painted over. I'm really pleased with adding the riddles, adds another touch of colour.

youwashock wrote:Batmite looks fantastic. Supes, too. The cab door does look cool. It has a very painterly quality to it. Very illustrative, almost like a 2D painting.

Wow, high praise indeed certainly pleased with it. Here it is now done:


And in situ:


And at a friend's request, Joker objectives:


Gas, titan, Gas, contraband, riddle, ammo, riddle, loot. No joker themed Waynetech, fire barrel, medical or ACE chemicals... Yet. Thoughts?

Got my Emperor Blackgate! Woo! Another one checked off the wishlist. Apart from Reverse Flash (CW), I'm there for BMG, excluding new stuff and (slightly older) stuff that KM are sending me.

Played DCUMG last night, teaching a mate - we'd planned to play BMG but were a bit short of time.
Great game, Justice League bringing Martian Manhunter, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman and Flash to take on LexCorp and Catwoman as they resurrected Doomsday and we wrestled for control of Motherboxes (improvised from deadzone bits)

Personal highlight was Bad Kitty defeating GL's willpower didn't save her from getting pushed off a truck by the Flash sadly (bad barry!) and Wonder Woman and Manhunter carving through lex and co. Doomsday squashed Hal like a bug though.


And finally, as requested, it's time to kick some evil back to death!


Great fun to do. Thanks for hassling me

Might do some terrain and more objective shenanigans
Cheers
graven

Yellowbeard: "Shop 'smart', shop Graven-mart!"
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You have produced a lot of great work, just keeps getting better bud. Nice seeing the minis in action.

   
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Madison, WI

Nice pics of your game graven! Cab door really perks that figure up. If his shorts were blue you'd have all the primaries right there!

   
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Mostly, on my phone.

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Camkierhi wrote:You have produced a lot of great work, just keeps getting better bud. Nice seeing the minis in action.

Cheers mate. Yeah, it was a lot of fun, and great meeting up with and playing with another interweb buddy 9 (who it turns out lives just down the road ).
Gitsplitta wrote:Nice pics of your game graven! Cab door really perks that figure up. If his shorts were blue you'd have all the primaries right there!

Lol. Bit too bright and colourful if that were the case.

Wee proud geek dad moment: eldest is spending his birthday loot on XWing ships. More bounty hunters, Bossk in the Hound's Tooth and 4LOM and Zukuss in the Mist Hunter. The old man has taught him well...

Yellowbeard: "Shop 'smart', shop Graven-mart!"
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Solar_Lion: "Deep in the bowels of a forge world lies a machine so terrible and purposeful that its very existence is only rumor and myth. It never sleeps and always hungers. Never satiated. Always creating, always churning out more and more. Never satisfied. It’s purpose long forgotten. It only lives to build more and more of the truly insane. The Deus ex Gravenator. Your only hope is to die in your sleep so save the last bullet for you!"
cormadepanda: "You suffer from creator syndrome."
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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Beyond the Beltway

The beginnings of a mis-spent youth. You've done well Graven.

Who made the Ash mini? (forgiveness If you've already mentioned.)


 
   
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Mostly, on my phone.

I'm not sure my wife would agree it's by Studio Miniatures, they make excellent stuff (also did the school bus inside a while back).

Yellowbeard: "Shop 'smart', shop Graven-mart!"
Casey's Law: "Graven: Speaking the truth and providing the rofls since '09."
Solar_Lion: "Deep in the bowels of a forge world lies a machine so terrible and purposeful that its very existence is only rumor and myth. It never sleeps and always hungers. Never satiated. Always creating, always churning out more and more. Never satisfied. It’s purpose long forgotten. It only lives to build more and more of the truly insane. The Deus ex Gravenator. Your only hope is to die in your sleep so save the last bullet for you!"
cormadepanda: "You suffer from creator syndrome."
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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Mostly, on my phone.

Hola peeps,

Earlier in the week, just as a fun wee thing, my jokerised WayneTech objective:


Succumbed to Knight's Black Friday, mostly to help my mates get free shipping on their Flashpoint Batman promos (I'm a martyr) - resisted urge to get myself one (I'll get a review one, and they're limited stock), just CW Flash and Sinestro at 25% off. Those were my last two wishlist items (want, rather than "need") from the old models so Yay! All good not really interested in Shazam! or Black Adam, just not my thing.

I'm also running low on things to paint, survivors not withstanding. Whilst I am waiting on KM to send me stuff, I may try to tackle the Crime Syndicate. Power Ring in particular I think I'll deviate slightly so he's useable as Green Lantern also. Owlman's going to see a lot of play I suspect, too. My choice of upper middle villains for DCU is so limited that I need something a bit meatier; Lex is just so flimsy.

Busy weekend, so limited paint time. Still, did get somewhere with the wash based black look for Talia :



Finished "Aaron" from Studio Miniatures:



Started on the conversion of Emperor to Viktor Fries, filed down hair (mostly), started slippers:

On the matter of objectives, also did a couple of HQ markers for DCUMG:


Started Shiva for Walking Dead:

Dreading the Stripes...

And steady progress on Wonder Woman.

Just taking my time with her, and enjoying doing so.

Hopefully, BMG Tuesday.
Cheers chaps,
Graven





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It's possible she's done:



c&c?

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Yellowbeard: "Shop 'smart', shop Graven-mart!"
Casey's Law: "Graven: Speaking the truth and providing the rofls since '09."
Solar_Lion: "Deep in the bowels of a forge world lies a machine so terrible and purposeful that its very existence is only rumor and myth. It never sleeps and always hungers. Never satiated. Always creating, always churning out more and more. Never satisfied. It’s purpose long forgotten. It only lives to build more and more of the truly insane. The Deus ex Gravenator. Your only hope is to die in your sleep so save the last bullet for you!"
cormadepanda: "You suffer from creator syndrome."
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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Wisconsin

Graven you just keep chugging along, all of the latest work is exceptionally good.
   
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Madison, WI

Nice work on they horse, they aren't easy to do.

   
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Green Bay, Wisconson

Just finally got to see the JL movie. Your Superman is right on.However I'm loving me some WW. Oh.. she on a horse.. sorry I misses that. Git is spot on. Horse does look good.

 
   
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Mostly, on my phone.

Yorkright wrote: Graven you just keep chugging along, all of the latest work is exceptionally good.

Thanks bud. Don't feel like I've chugged much the last couple of days right enough.
Gitsplitta wrote:Nice work on they horse, they aren't easy to do.

Cheers mate. VJ model air is my new jam
Solar_lion wrote:Just finally got to see the JL movie. Your Superman is right on.However I'm loving me some WW. Oh.. she on a horse.. sorry I misses that. Git is spot on. Horse does look good.

Thanks buddy. Much appreciated. Still not got to see JL

Game fell through, alas. So instead, gave it the cold shoulder:


Really enjoyed doing this, for all that the movie is dire.
The base was an experiment, superglue over pva. Very happy with that result.
And as I say, achievement unlocked - all BMG and DCU minis I own are painted!

Well, sort of. There is a LexCorp heavy trooper but he's incomplete, and there is also the Crime Syndicate stuff my mate has borrowed. But I'll take what victories I can

A few survivors to left do. Wonder if I can be fully painted in 2017?!

Best,
Graven

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Yellowbeard: "Shop 'smart', shop Graven-mart!"
Casey's Law: "Graven: Speaking the truth and providing the rofls since '09."
Solar_Lion: "Deep in the bowels of a forge world lies a machine so terrible and purposeful that its very existence is only rumor and myth. It never sleeps and always hungers. Never satiated. Always creating, always churning out more and more. Never satisfied. It’s purpose long forgotten. It only lives to build more and more of the truly insane. The Deus ex Gravenator. Your only hope is to die in your sleep so save the last bullet for you!"
cormadepanda: "You suffer from creator syndrome."
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

Very dynamic. Nice.

   
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Mostly, on my phone.

Cheers bud thanks for the unwavering support

Yellowbeard: "Shop 'smart', shop Graven-mart!"
Casey's Law: "Graven: Speaking the truth and providing the rofls since '09."
Solar_Lion: "Deep in the bowels of a forge world lies a machine so terrible and purposeful that its very existence is only rumor and myth. It never sleeps and always hungers. Never satiated. Always creating, always churning out more and more. Never satisfied. It’s purpose long forgotten. It only lives to build more and more of the truly insane. The Deus ex Gravenator. Your only hope is to die in your sleep so save the last bullet for you!"
cormadepanda: "You suffer from creator syndrome."
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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Mostly, on my phone.

So in the absence of BMG stuff to paint, I'm back to survivoring.
Dashboards for TWD painted up:

Nice tidy cards not sure how to paint my BMG ones though.

And progress on the tiger:

Going to try to batter through some Survivors over the weekend, but having a beer or some tonight and a festive weekend ahead. We'll see.
Best
Graven

Yellowbeard: "Shop 'smart', shop Graven-mart!"
Casey's Law: "Graven: Speaking the truth and providing the rofls since '09."
Solar_Lion: "Deep in the bowels of a forge world lies a machine so terrible and purposeful that its very existence is only rumor and myth. It never sleeps and always hungers. Never satiated. Always creating, always churning out more and more. Never satisfied. It’s purpose long forgotten. It only lives to build more and more of the truly insane. The Deus ex Gravenator. Your only hope is to die in your sleep so save the last bullet for you!"
cormadepanda: "You suffer from creator syndrome."
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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Lots of good work recently! Missed WW due to the post appending, very nice work! If I were to nitpick, the skirt and boots could perhaps use a bit more shading to really bring out the texture, but that may well be the lighting washing it out.

From what I've seen of TWD (I don't watch it, but my brother does) that tiger is entirely more realistic than the one in the show! Man, they do not have a budget for that thing!

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Madison, WI

Door is excellent but the tiger just blows me away. Wonderful work graven.

   
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Wisconsin

Not sure why you were worried about the stripes on the tiger they came out looking very realistic. Well done Graven.
   
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UK

Wow - The tiger stripes look just right! Excellent work!

   
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Mostly, on my phone.

Paradigm wrote:Lots of good work recently! Missed WW due to the post appending, very nice work! If I were to nitpick, the skirt and boots could perhaps use a bit more shading to really bring out the texture, but that may well be the lighting washing it out.

From what I've seen of TWD (I don't watch it, but my brother does) that tiger is entirely more realistic than the one in the show! Man, they do not have a budget for that thing!

Too true. I'm not a huge fan of the show, I preferred the comics, but even that dragged after a while. Good call on WW, particularly the boots.

Gitsplitta wrote:Door is excellent but the tiger just blows me away. Wonderful work graven.

Thanks buddy.

Yorkright wrote: Not sure why you were worried about the stripes on the tiger they came out looking very realistic. Well done Graven.

Thanks, lots of research. One day it's assless chaps, the next Siberian Tigers ...

Slinky wrote:Wow - The tiger stripes look just right! Excellent work!

Thanks mate. Also, Vallejo model air black is my friend.
Here Shiva is:




And decided I wanted a joker themed collateral die (has to be a different colour) so repainted one of my regular joker dice:

Still got half a dozen survivors to paint. Turns out my stuff from KM should be shipped on 7th, so hopefully this time next week will be a giant box of goodies (and baddies!) It also gives me target to aim for.
Cheers for the ongoing support!
Graven


Yellowbeard: "Shop 'smart', shop Graven-mart!"
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cormadepanda: "You suffer from creator syndrome."
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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If you put in the hours of making sure the tiger stripes were right, how long did you look at assless chaps online...
   
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"A tiger... in Africa DakkaDakka!"

Great work of late, Graven'. Too much to single out anything.


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Cavalry WW looks great! That tiger though, really nice work.
   
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Mostly, on my phone.

Yorkright wrote: If you put in the hours of making sure the tiger stripes were right, how long did you look at assless chaps online...

What can I say, I am a martyr to my cause

Dr H wrote:"A tiger... in Africa DakkaDakka!"

Great work of late, Graven'. Too much to single out anything.

Thanks mate. It's funny, some things I really just wnat to batter through, some I want to spend lots of time on - and with no rhyme or reason in particular.

youwashock wrote:Cavalry WW looks great! That tiger though, really nice work.

Clearly, I should paint more animals Thanks, lots of blending.

So, remaining survivors done:

Model Air and washes. Definitely the way forward. Technically, Ezekiel (in the middle) should have 5-pointed stars on his shirt, but I'm not going to ruin it, thankyouverymuchindeed.

And a couple of custom survivors, Scarlet and Katniss:

Bases on all these guys need tidied up, and Katniss's skin tone isn't quite right. But largely done, and will get sorted out with my last couple of zombies, a really skeletal one from the Ezekiel/Shiva booster and George A. Zombero. That's tomorrow's job. Scarlet may at some point get rebased for Street Wars, as she's got quite a 70s vibe with that catsuit.

And, because there's always something else to paint the MVP pimp from Street Wars NYC:

Loved doing this. Really impressed by how Model Air ochre has worked for the jacket (shaded with model air yellow olive). The purple is just layered Druchi Violet. He and Ezekiel have Model Air mahogany for the skin tone, and I'm lovin' it, as they say.

What's next? A thug for Black Mask, which is last of the Xmas presents to do - technically got a fortnight for that, but want to get him out the way, so I can get stuff boxed up. Then, a change of tack, a 3-D printed diner that came missing sections of wall, so I'm going to give it big windows instead. Assuming my stuff from KM doesn't turn up I've got a couple of other dashboards to do, also.

In other news, have finally forced myself to read TWD past issue 100, so now get the whole Negan thing. I've got a bunch of Mantic points kicking about, so will get him that way I reckon (side note - any one got any spare mantic points, I'll happily take them off you )

Later dudes and dudettes,
Graven




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Got another board sorted:

Failed to successfully make a decent window for my donut store. Need to rethink.


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Nice side by side of these two

Finished the accompanying zombie and George:


And the current collection, done!

Guys it's cool. We got this.

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Yellowbeard: "Shop 'smart', shop Graven-mart!"
Casey's Law: "Graven: Speaking the truth and providing the rofls since '09."
Solar_Lion: "Deep in the bowels of a forge world lies a machine so terrible and purposeful that its very existence is only rumor and myth. It never sleeps and always hungers. Never satiated. Always creating, always churning out more and more. Never satisfied. It’s purpose long forgotten. It only lives to build more and more of the truly insane. The Deus ex Gravenator. Your only hope is to die in your sleep so save the last bullet for you!"
cormadepanda: "You suffer from creator syndrome."
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 forgot to say how nice I think the fur tones on the WIP horse when I saw it two pages back ... but now it's finished, really awesome .

That tiger is really good too.




 
   
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Madison, WI

Awesome sauce!

   
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Wisconsin

Gitz stole my thunder I wanted to say awesome sauce too... Wonderfully painted group Graven.
   
 
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