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Wow, John came out super! I'll admit now that I wasn't 100% sold on the conversion as bare metal, but it's painted up a treat and thoroughly dispelled those doubts!

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Quite the lot painted up since I was last here. I like it all but Ivy and Owlman are my 2 favs.
   
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Mostly, on my phone.

Dr H wrote:Great work, Graven'. all round.

Cheers mucker!
M0rdain wrote:Loving the osl on Green lantern, the gun truly does look like a construct

Awesome, amazing what a white base coat and thraka wash can do eh?
youwashock wrote:GL turned out really good. The paintjob ties it all together nicely. Ivy also looks great.

Thanks on both counts!

Gitsplitta wrote: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!

Unfortunately, this is very true. Bear in mind I've not even got any 2018 releases yet
Paradigm wrote:Wow, John came out super! I'll admit now that I wasn't 100% sold on the conversion as bare metal, but it's painted up a treat and thoroughly dispelled those doubts!

Honestly, I feel the same! Definitely went through an unconvinced phase. Phew!
Yorkright wrote: Quite the lot painted up since I was last here. I like it all but Ivy and Owlman are my 2 favs.

Thanks. Given that they both got finished by accident, on a whim, I'm particularly pleased.

I should point out that I'm not painting as fast as it might seem. Lots of stuff has bits and pieces done, as I dilettante about from one to another.

Which is why this got done today:



Given the hellish fragility of the model, she's now rock solid. Plus having the only Villain magic user in the game done is good for serious muscle.

Not feeling (or feeding) the plants just now.

Which leaves (that are primed and ready):
Blackgate prisoners (part painted)
Walking dead prisoners, Abraham, Negan, Tyreese and a couple of walkers (part painted)
Batman and Arkham Guards
Knightfall Batman
Flashpoint Batman
Red Son Superman
Batgirl (rebirth)
Red Hood (Arkham)
Gorilla Grodd Crew
Parliament of Owls
Johnny Quick
Joker and clowns (Arkham Asylum)
Joker (Killing Joke)
Ivy's plants

Thoughts? Requests?
Graven

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Another fantastic piece Graven. My vote is for one of the Jokers.
   
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Yorkright wrote:
Another fantastic piece Graven. My vote is for one of the Jokers.

Thanks buddy. Killing Joke is certainly a possibility, he's technically the DCUMG one so there's a logic to doing him

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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Beyond the Beltway

Y'know, for someone who has commented about "cheesecake", you sure paint a lot of very leggy minis.

Just sayin'. Not disapprovin'.

The hair could use a bit more sheen/highlights to bring it more to life. I'm a sucker for long flowing hair on minis, so I can't resist commenting on this.

Poison Ivy's plants next.

Also, when did dilettante become a verb?

 
   
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Beautiful work, she is gorgeous.

Agree with Red, firstly, you are definitely a leg man, and secondly, I am a dilettante, you are a professional, think you probably meant dither, or digress.

(Just wanted to "correct" the teacher for a change. Got to take these opportunities.

   
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 Red Harvest wrote:
Y'know, for someone who has commented about "cheesecake", you sure paint a lot of very leggy minis.

Just sayin'. Not disapprovin'.

The hair could use a bit more sheen/highlights to bring it more to life. I'm a sucker for long flowing hair on minis, so I can't resist commenting on this.

Poison Ivy's plants next.

Also, when did dilettante become a verb?


LOL tis the game aesthetic. But yeah, fair point. Though it's usually the hyper-bewbs that bug me. Good call on the hair, I'll definitely fix that.

I don't wanna paint the plants! But I really should, I suppose, then it's done.


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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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Beautiful work on the witch graven. Skin is quite lovely.

   
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Feed me, Seymour! Or Pamela. Whatever. Awesome foliage.
   
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Walking dead prisoners. I always vote for zombies.

 
   
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UK

Those plants are super!

I've got a soft spot for the Joker, so my vote would go for either of those...

   
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Gitsplitta wrote:Beautiful work on the witch graven. Skin is quite lovely.

Thanks, much appreciated. In the pic the verdigris all blends in with skin tone, need to fix that too.

youwashock wrote:Feed me, Seymour! Or Pamela. Whatever. Awesome foliage.

That's what they all say.

Skalk Bloodaxe wrote:Walking dead prisoners. I always vote for zombies.

noted
Slinky wrote:Those plants are super!

I've got a soft spot for the Joker, so my vote would go for either of those...

Cool. I think I need to make killing joker a GS camera...

So, something from the upside down, and a mean green mutha...





Onwards!
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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Just in time for Mothers day.

   
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Beyond the Beltway

See, the plants, like I said. I knew that they would turn out well, and they did -- seymour especially. I'm always right, y'know. Except on those rare occasions when I am not. Such occasions seem to be getting less rare as I get older though. Hmmm.

To putz around/about. I don't know how much Yiddish slang has pervaded UK-English, but it has made inroads into US-English. Much to US-English's enrichment, I might add. To dither wourks too. Or to fritter and waste the hours in an off-hand way.

Joker (Killing Joke) next.

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Lovely work Graven.

I'd like to echo something that someone else said a few pages back, your painting style really suits these figures.




 
   
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Those are goregous Graven, love the plants, especially the way the colours blend in, they look really natural and horrific at the same time

   
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Camkierhi wrote:Just in time for Mothers day.

looking forward to it actually. Trip out for brunch at the dude-tastic Lebowski's for excessive amounts of food.

Red Harvest wrote:See, the plants, like I said. I knew that they would turn out well, and they did -- seymour especially. I'm always right, y'know. Except on those rare occasions when I am not. Such occasions seem to be getting less rare as I get older though. Hmmm.

To putz around/about. I don't know how much Yiddish slang has pervaded UK-English, but it has made inroads into US-English. Much to US-English's enrichment, I might add. To dither wourks too. Or to fritter and waste the hours in an off-hand way.

Joker (Killing Joke) next.


Well, the wisdom of Red Harvest is not to be denied.
There's a delightful Scots term haver which means much the same (as heard on '500 miles').
I've not heard putz used as a verb, actually, only as a noun to describe a moron (or, again in Scots, Numpty). Yiddish words don't have huge mainstream use in outside of London really. My dad's family is Jewish (and my major, long ago, was linguistics) so I'm a bit more au fait. My wife's favourite word is tuckus As for verbing dilettante, I'm an English teacher, I can talk good me.
Getting a lot of votes for KJ here. I'll do him, but not till he's had a bit of GS work. The model isn't that different from the Arkham Joker, apart from having a cane, so I've decided to GS him a hat and a camera (shudder). I did my Burton joker a top hat so I reckon I can do a wide brim hat for this Mr J without too much difficulty. Added bonus of doing KJ is that he's the version for the DCUMG (as opposed to BMG, though he's compatible).


(edit - now he has a hat and camera)
OneManNoodles wrote:Lovely work Graven.

I'd like to echo something that someone else said a few pages back, your painting style really suits these figures.


Well thank you kindly sir. I guess I just plough my own furrow...

Guildenstern wrote:Those are goregous Graven, love the plants, especially the way the colours blend in, they look really natural and horrific at the same time

Thanks m'dear, and thanks for swinging by! I really enjoyed doing the faces on the leaves especially.

So... I half listened; Walkers, Survivors and prisoners have made some progress:
Very orange prisoners, the new Blackgate set for BMG.

And...

So Walking Dead: Safety behind bars.

And walkers


Plus Tyreese, one of the Governor's goons and a couple of oh, very minor character promos:

Such lovely models.
Playing a bmg game in a fortnight, my opponent wants to play against something he's never faced. Toying with doing a list with unpainted stuff, just to force myself to do things which means Court of Owls (haven't used them in aaaaages) by process of elimination.
For those of you who play, or are interested
Spoiler:

http://hero-builder.net/batmanv2.html?code=CO404410443015011491150115111541155027102720273015204441153104910511052
Lots of double damage, fast, tireless, stealth. No butcher, no leader. Has risks but very high model count.


Of course, they aren't even primed

Still, good to have a plan

Cheers
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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Mostly, on my phone.

As promised, then, Walkers:


Prisoners


And Walking Dead survivors:

Yes, I may have made an eyeball for Negan's base

Blackgate prisoners set 3


Scale comparison between TWD and BMG prisoners.

Close enough to use BMG for extra prisoners.

Initial shading done on the Parliament of Owls


And Atrocitus, for variety.

He'll be done exactly the same way as John Stewart, only reds, of course.
Had a great day. Huge brunch (kids went nuts on pancakes, wife went full Scottish breakfast, I had the same... on a burger (bacon, black pudding, haggis, potato scone omnomnom) ). Leisurely shopping, wife got stuff. Then steak for dinner, beautiful ribeyes. How I keep my sylf-like figure is quite beyond me...

Oh, and my awesome wife got me a new tea cup:

I think it's a hint to paint him next

Next week, more Parliament, more Lantern, more Mr J
Ta-ta
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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With all this I want to see the Grodd crew........

"But me no buts! Our comrades get hurt. Our friends die. Falkenburg is a knight who swore an oath to serve the church and to defend the weak. He'd be the first to tell you to stop puling and start planning. Because what we are doing-at risk to ourselves-is what we have sworn to do. The West relies on us. It is a risk we take with pride. It is an oath we honour. Even when some soft southern burgher mutters about us, we know the reason he sleeps soft and comfortable, why his wife is able to complain about the price of cabbages as her most serious problem and why his children dare to throw dung and yell "Knot" when we pass. It's because we are what we are. For all our faults we stand for law and light.
Von Gherens This Rough Magic Lackey, Flint & Freer
Mekagorkalicious -Monkeytroll
2017 Model Count-71
 
   
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Mostly, on my phone.

Llamahead wrote:With all this I want to see the Grodd crew........

Troublemaker
Meanwhile, a micro-update:

Finished the gs work on the camera and strap, filed the brim down a bit (although it's very faithful to the comic's size)
Not much will get done today. Shuttling kids tonight, and #2 is under the weather (was in bed with us from 4am ... )

On a separate note, I've painted 53 models so far this year (counting sets of a given objective as "one model"); admitedly 3/5 is this month alone, but still, on target to beat last year's total of 185!
Laters
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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Sick children, been there done that, luckily they bounce back pretty quick from most things. Loving the Joker in the Sombrero, might be a song there.. ;-)
   
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Sirens turned out awesome. Joker is shaping up nicely. Excited to see how Atrocitus is going to look.
   
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Beyond the Beltway

That is a cool mug. The 'brim' is a tea saucer, rather than an integral part of the mug?

 
   
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Mostly, on my phone.

Yorkright wrote: Sick children, been there done that, luckily they bounce back pretty quick from most things. Loving the Joker in the Sombrero, might be a song there.. ;-)

It does have a sombrero vibe. But it's just a giant hat.

youwashock wrote:Sirens turned out awesome. Joker is shaping up nicely. Excited to see how Atrocitus is going to look.

Thanks, and see below

Red Harvest wrote:That is a cool mug. The 'brim' is a tea saucer, rather than an integral part of the mug?

Sadly, no, wish it were. Still very lovely.

Quite unexpectedly, I had a bit of painting time. 7 yo ill, still, and a 2.5 hr nap equalled painting time for daddy:



Spirit of rage indeed. Variation in the grey on the base isn't clear. Size comparison:


And so much for breaking off block painting. This actually all started when I was playing around with ideas.



Talking of red...



Talons









And the whole of the Parliament

I do like owls. Feel like the blog is coming full circle!

Not a bad day
Initial work also started on Batgirl and a Joker Clown (McDonald's themed, open to suggestions for the other two).
Onwards,
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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First off Red Son Supermans cape is a fantastic bit of work, it really almost looks as if it were made of copper. All your reds on these figs is some of your best work. Not sure if Talons is supposed to be decked out in leather but that is the vibe it gives off to me. A great 2.5 hours of work Graven!
   
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Cloaks and dress are fantastic once again my friend. Man have you got that nailed!

   
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Yorkright wrote: First off Red Son Superman's cape is a fantastic bit of work, it really almost looks as if it were made of copper. All your reds on these figs is some of your best work. Not sure if Talons is supposed to be decked out in leather but that is the vibe it gives off to me. A great 2.5 hours of work Graven!

Thanks man. They are indeed supposed to be dark leathers so that worked !
Gitsplitta wrote:Cloaks and dress are fantastic once again my friend. Man have you got that nailed!

Cheers; I feel like I've started to find my own version of wet blending that works for me. I love the red dress. Not 100% on her mask though. I think the female Talon's base still needs a little bit of work too, tbh.

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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Really fantastic work bud, both individually and even more as a group, they look incredible. The work on the cloaks of all the figures is superb.

   
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Big A and the red son look fantastic, great work on the grey/black on Big A.

As for other clown ideas, how about Puddles Pity Party


He could have gone nuts after being told off america’s Got talent and joined Joker

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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