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Spiffy looking spellcasters. And after seeing the colors and finish on Etrigan, I can't wait to see Zur-en-arrh Batman.
   
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Mostly, on my phone.

Slinky wrote:Gorgeous paint jobs, very realistic textures, it's like proper artwork or something

Thanks, I was always a fan of improper artwork
Gitsplitta wrote:Glad you made the most of your snow day by spending it with your kids. Constantine and Blood are looking fantastic graven. Bravo!

Thanks mate. Yeah, lot of snow, still off today (and tomorrow), more gaming to follow.
Camkierhi wrote:Those two gents are amazing, you really are pushing the skill level lately. Love the aesthetic. One question, excuse the ignorance, could you make John's tie a bit more colourful, is it meant to be brown, or could it be red, or even black, just to break up the beige.

The lady is looking mighty fine so far, might need some Daz to get those whites clean mind you.

Great to spend the time with the kids, needs to be done, I know you probably did not have much choice, but it is still always worth it. They soon grow up a bit and disappear, even when they are in the same room!

Good to see you getting in some games still too, busy busy boy.


Thanks very much indeed, and you're quite right, hadn't finished John's tie:

So, good catch!
She has washed whiter, fear not (see below)

youwashock wrote:Spiffy looking spellcasters. And after seeing the colors and finish on Etrigan, I can't wait to see Zur-en-arrh Batman.

Cheers, Lol. Can't prime stuff any time soon though. Too darn cold.




And the whole JLD:


Got the Sirens started, and my remaining Street Wars built too:


But Ivy's further along:


On we go
Graven

Yellowbeard: "Shop 'smart', shop Graven-mart!"
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JDL looks great, the whites look nice and bright now especially when she is in the group photo. Your painting style is so very different Graven and I mean that as the highest compliment it is truly your own. I think of the comics Sin City and how different that was from the others being done at the time, very dark and gritty. Keep up the great work I will be back for more eye candy!
   
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!taerg gnikool si annataZ

Splendid work, that whole gang looks great... now we need KM to release Deadman so the team is complete, and Faust so they have someone to zap!


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Yorkright wrote: JDL looks great, the whites look nice and bright now especially when she is in the group photo. Your painting style is so very different Graven and I mean that as the highest compliment it is truly your own. I think of the comics Sin City and how different that was from the others being done at the time, very dark and gritty. Keep up the great work I will be back for more eye candy!

I know my style is... Idiosyncratic but that's high praise indeed. I know you're a fan of filth yourself though

Paradigm wrote:!taerg gnikool si annataZ

Splendid work, that whole gang looks great... now we need KM to release Deadman so the team is complete, and Faust so they have someone to zap!


Thanks buddy. Definitely influenced by your grimydark style
Magic villains are sorely lacking just now. Might have to do Enchantress along with my Sirens.

As for the painting contest, I'm entering:
Wonder Woman
Lex (with Kryptonite)
Constantine
Etrigan
... Room for one more.
We'll see what else March brings I think it's important to submit current stuff and after all, it's forced me to up my standard.
Who knows, continuing snowpocalypse might mean even more gets done over the weekend!



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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Nice work. Good attention to lighting; really shows on the chap's jackets.


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Popped in too late to vote for the Wonderland gang...

But the JLD do look fantastic!

   
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Dr H wrote:Nice work. Good attention to lighting; really shows on the chap's jackets.

Many thanks mate. Really enjoyed these guys.

aku-chan wrote:Popped in too late to vote for the Wonderland gang...

But the JLD do look fantastic!

well there's time I guess. I am tempted to do something with Wonderland, actually, because Mad Hatter can upgrade goons with various Alice themed motifs. Might happen at some point.
And thanks!

Not much done today. A bit of hand priming:

Can't believe I used the last of my km tile bases on these... And this guy:

I've also primed Atrocitus, pic at some point.

And proof that I'm working on sirens:

Ivy will be in her Cycle of Life and Death outfit, black bodysuit with green ivy, green bodice, white shirt. Catwoman is going to get a verdigris statue.

Kids are going pretty crazy, me and number 2 really grating on each other. Went a giant walk with the offspring to the massive hill in one of the local parks. Might as well enjoy being Snowbound.

On to Harleys next...

Just blocking in colours. Left to right: GothamSirens Harley, Arkham Knight Harley (the one that disappeared down my sink overflow, if you remember, which I reference on her base) and Nurse Harley (Malifaux fig) just cos there aren't enough Harleys
Later
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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Wales: Where the Men are Men and the sheep are Scared.

Liking the Harley quin triple threat



 
   
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Lovely looking models, especially the Harleys . Nice reference on the base, that's the proper kind of humour

A Squeaky Waaagh!!

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carlos13th wrote:Liking the Harley quin triple threat

Well after all who wouldn't ? I don't normally like block painting, it's why I don't do army games, but I want colour consistency across them. Whites will be next.

CommissarKhaine wrote:Lovely looking models, especially the Harleys . Nice reference on the base, that's the proper kind of humour

Cheers; I'm just glad the Malifaux Nurse fits so well aesthetically, wasn't sure about it at first. And yeah, it's important to be able to take the piss out of yourself, after all.

Lots of digging of paths etc, and a trip to The Greatest Showman (decent).
But, in news that matters:
Laid down the base blue and ochres for my remaining street wars.

These guys should really be my priority. Getting a Demo from the designer Tuesday, really looking forward to it, and picking up the unreleased figs (modelled on The Warriors) at the same time.

Also working on Zurr-en-Arrh, red and yellow nearly there, blocking on purples/ lighting on the cape:


There's so much purple that it needs to be done in layers: I had to do a rough version to figure out where everything was going. Thin layers over this will build up to an even finish.

And, started verdigris layers on the statue


Merrily we roll along,
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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Not where I should be

Productive.

My house is the same bud, got to me bad today, just wanted to curl up and veg. Now feel bad for wasting time.

Unlike you, who is knocking it out of the park.

BTW I highly recommend getting some Gesso Acrylic Primer. I promise you will never rattle can again. I am nearly exclusively on it now.

   
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Looking good as usual! that Harley in 3 outfits are amazing

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So much to see.

Loving Nutter Batman and Catwoman.
   
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Camkierhi wrote:Productive.

My house is the same bud, got to me bad today, just wanted to curl up and veg. Now feel bad for wasting time.

Unlike you, who is knocking it out of the park.

BTW I highly recommend getting some Gesso Acrylic Primer. I promise you will never rattle can again. I am nearly exclusively on it now.

Oh tush. I've seen your blog interesting about gesso, where do you get yours (and indeed, which one)?
shasolenzabi wrote:Looking good as usual! that Harley in 3 outfits are amazing

They're getting there, cheers.

youwashock wrote:So much to see.

Loving Nutter Batman and Catwoman.


Lol yeah I want to get him done.

Productive morning - flesh tones blocked in on everything that's primed. Let's see what I get done later

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.

Where was I?
Oh yes.
Bit more on Catwoman:



Nightshade wash worked well for her, I think. Highlights next, and statue a Gauss green wash.

Playing with nightshade led to this, too:


Suit needs some thin asurmen blue but he's coming along nicely I think.

Zurr-en-Arrh is driving me crazy, but still:

Next layer of highlights - pale, pale violet - will make all the difference though, I think.

And happy enough with the street wars stuff for now:

By no means finished, but won't look disgraceful on a tabletop, which is good as I'm playing it tomorrow Vs the designer.

Other flesh has been batch washed, and various little bits not worth pics (Harleys' reds, Ivy's hair, etc).

Hopefully this week will continue to be productive!
Later
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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Who'se the white guy??

   
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That? Oh! Owlman. Evil Wayne of Earth 3. Lovely model, though I gave him a hand swap (with the Batman used for Zurr-en-Arrh, no less).

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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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More great work Graven, I like the lens effect on cat womans goggles and owlman really caught my eye. Not sure why, but that stark black and white really jumped out at me, a thin wash of blue should make him pop.
   
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Coming along nicely!

A Squeaky Waaagh!!

Camkhieri: "And another very cool thing, my phones predictive text actually gave me chicken as an option after typing robot, how cool is that."'

Meercat: "All eyes turned to the horizon and beheld, in lonely and menacing grandeur, the silhouette of a single Grot robot chicken; a portent of evil days to come."
From 'The Plucking of Gindoo Phlem' 
   
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Yorkright wrote: More great work Graven, I like the lens effect on cat womans goggles and owlman really caught my eye. Not sure why, but that stark black and white really jumped out at me, a thin wash of blue should make him pop.

Yay! I am glad, I wasn't sure if those lenses had worked. Hopefully you'll like the Owl, below.
CommissarKhaine wrote:Coming along nicely!

Ta

Lots of bits finished last night. Pics seem a bit grainy, snapped fairly rapidly this morning, apologies:
Zurr-en-Arrh

Finally happy with the body armour.

And the cape

Catwoman

(front pic isn't great, can't really see the verdigris)

Blue washes on the black really worked.

And Owlman.

Joy to paint. PITA to photograph.


And as for Street Wars NYC
The remaining Devil's Outcasts

and the whole gang

(standard gang size is 8, but there's an unreleased promo in there, the guy on the left-hand end)

And Black Cobras

and chums


PLUS
Siren WIPs
AK Harley's colours now pretty much all blocked in.


Bat needs a tidy up, but on to hair and then starting to build up colours next.

Slightly further on with Ivy and the other Harley, but nothing worth a pic yet.

And even further on with Nurse Harley:


Nearly time to break out the Joker juice for that syringe!

So continuing with Sirens next. Other stuff is ongoing also - more on skin tones, for example, across TWD models.
I've decided to fall on my sword and not play Street Wars NYC tonight (despite being all set for it) because had a massive fight with Mrs G that was largely my fault. Game rescheduled for next week. Sometimes, you gotta do what you gotta do
Adios
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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Not where I should be

Take good care of her. Nothing is worth more.

All your work here is amazing bud. You have a definite style and it really works.

   
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Domestic issues aside, everything is looking great. Catwoman finished up quite nicely.
   
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Mostly, on my phone.

Camkierhi wrote:Take good care of her. Nothing is worth more.

All your work here is amazing bud. You have a definite style and it really works.

Thanks on both counts.

youwashock wrote:Domestic issues aside, everything is looking great. Catwoman finished up quite nicely.

Cheers. Appreciated.
Things are a bit brighter, although had bugger all sleep because tiny person is a menace. Sending the boss off for a night out with her sister to give her a bit of breathing room tonight.

Meanwhile, got the Harleys finished

Fun but nightmares were had. Had to scrape back all the paint on the face. Let's say it wasn't unsalvageable and move on.

I am liking the new red I'm using for this, which is VJ model air scarlet.

She's a good stand-in for Arkham City Harley, which I'm not crazy about the model for anyway.

By contrast, didn't enjoy this one:

I dunno, I think I'm going to need to revisit this after a bit of distance

Maybe just tidy up. Hmm. Bit Harley'd out. I think it's probably batch paint fatigue.

On that subject, AK Harley:

Much happier with this.


Group shot


And made progress on Rebirth Ivy:


I do love the cycle of life and death colour scheme for this model. It also really amuses me using bits from a kinder egg poison ivy on the base

Working on John Stewart, definitely going to switch to NOT painting colours in batches next
Later
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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You have turned into a machine graven... wow.

   
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 Gitsplitta wrote:
You have turned into a machine graven... wow.


Lol. Yeah, maybe. I'm having a bit of a drive towards getting stuff done, aren't I?!

Speaking of which, finished off Ivy:



Need to do her plants, one of them has very demogorgon (stranger things) maw and the other is pure Audrey 2, debating where to go with the paint jobs/colour schemes.

And also got my John Stewart conversion painted up:







I think, crucially, you can't tell it's a collection of parts. Tournament legal, too clear representation of Green Lantern, all KM parts.
So much for not batch painting colours

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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Great work, Graven'. all round.


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Loving the osl on Green lantern, the gun truly does look like a construct

 
   
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GL turned out really good. The paintjob ties it all together nicely. Ivy also looks great.
   
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Yes, but "done" implies that there will be an end at some point... Looks to me like you're going to be painting the entire DC multiverse... which will NEVER end!

   
 
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