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Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

Really fantastic. Will you be playing the game? Your take on Cheetah is especially awesome.

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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A Protoss colony world

Wow, that DC stuff really turned out amazing! I'm not a huge DC fan but I'm really liking what I'm seeing in here!

My armies (re-counted and updated on 11/22/19, including modeled wargear options):
Dark Angels: ~13000 | Space Marines (Blood Ravens and others): ~1300 | Space Wolves: ~3400
Astra Militarum: ~500 | Officio Assassinorum: ~500 | Imperial Knights: ~800 | Sisters of Battle: ~200
Tau Empire: ~6600 | Chaos Space Marines (various legions): ~2900 | Death Guard: ~2800 | Chaos Daemons (all types): ~1900
Check out my P&M Blogs: ZergSmasher's P&M Blog | Imperial Knights blog | Total models painted in 2018: 134 | Total models painted in 2019: 51 | Current main painting project: MASH unit
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UK

Ta folks.

@youwashock: Sinestro is one of my faves of this lot too, came out just how I wanted. Also really pleased with Grodd and Aquaman, they likewise came together exactly as planned.

@Graven: Yep, will be getting some games in soon, my regular BMG opponent is back in town soon and we're planning a bout or two. I'll try and remember to get some better pics of Cheetah, she's a little out of focus in the group shot... Was a weird one to paint, spending ages blending up the gold tone only to then cover it in the spots and lose most of the effect!

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Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

Well I'm liking it. Or just jealous

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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UK

Over a month later, but the adventure continues! Been painting loads, but getting really paranoid about my pics of the results, hence no updates! But in any case, here we go, got to post them at some point!

First up, Kingdom Come Superman, for my brother/main DCU opponent. Love this mini, it's got a bulk to it in a way that the BvS one doesn't (he looks really weedy compared to the BvS Batman). Given that Kingdom Come is the seminal work of Alex Ross (for my money, the greatest artist working in comic books, look him up!), I tried to adopt a similar style here, very bright highlights and a little more painterly. And of course the greying hair and black/red chest symbol, the defining look of this older, more weathered Kal-El.


Up next, because this post has something of a theme, another Superperson! This one being Superboy, a cloned telekintic replica of the man himself... Unsurprisingly, he's from the late 80s and as such, required by comic book law to come with stompin' boots, a cool jacket and shades. Big fan of this mini as well, he's got a great sense of attitude that is a little cringeworthy in a way that's perfect for this character.


From the same era of 'Superman's dead, who else can we stick an S on' and possibly my favourite of the Supermen to follow that iconic event, Steel. An ordinary man inspired by Superman's sacrifice, he builds what essentially an Iron Man suit, grabs a cape and a big ol' hammer and sets off to live up to that ideal. Of all of them, definitely the most worthy to wear the S, on account of not being a psychopathic robot or an attention-seeking punk.


And lastly for the Supermen, the newest addition to the lineup, from a weird and surprisingly good run in Action Comics where one Superman was dead but the old Superman was back and in the mean time, Lex Luthor decided to do a bit of Kryptonian cosplay... Conversion from the stock Lex model, added the cape from Doctor Fate and a spare crest from the Superman mini. Might need to revisit the highlights on the armour, not too happy with it, but the conversion worked out really well.


The Supermen:



But that's far too much good guying for one update. Someone needs to put these do-gooders in their place, and who better than the Lord of Apokolips, Darkseid, and his loyal lieutenant Steppenwolf?




That's all for now, more coming soon though (hopefully, just need to get some decent pics after dozens of attempts )! In the mean time, thanks for looking, any thoughts welcome!

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Oh wow dude, these are fantastic.This will look like a term paper if I start listing everything I love about these, but you're in top form on every mini. Bravo Paradigm!

   
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Oh boy, oh boy, Darkseid! (for heaven's sake, compose myself)

Ahem...they all look great. Love that you used Ross' style as an inspiration for KC Superman. I think it was quite successful.
   
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Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

Awesome work, the conversion turned out great. KC supes looks boss, he's lethal in game though so watch out. Really like what you've done with Darkseid's base too. Welcome to the superverse!

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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UK

Thanks for the kind words, folks!

@youwashock: Darkseid was a fun one to work on, a great big beast of a mini. Not as chunky as Doomsday (coming soon) but a refreshing change of pace from all these tiny, super-detailed regular size folks.

@Graven: Yeah, Elsewords Supes seems way better than the BvS one, and the extra power on the KC version is super scary! Darkseid's base is just GS and cork, but I just figured the Lord of Apokolips looked very out of place on cobbled streets (have I mentioned how much I hate those bases in general? )

Forgot to mention that amongst all the DC, got Han Solo done for Legion for last month's challenge.

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Paradigm's New Blog- 02/12: Reign of the Supermenl

Available for Commission Work. PM me for details. 
   
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Those supermen look great. And yeah, Superboy is very late 80's/early 90's, he almost looks like an early Image character. Although, not enough pouches for that

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I really like those DC miniatures, all completely new to me in terms of the sculpts and the characters. Darkseid and Steppenwolf look especially cool. The body suit on Darkseid is especially well done and I really like the tones of blue on him.

What has been your issue with photographs? Has it been the overcast weather or just personal doubts?

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Made in gb
Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

Painting miniatures isn't like dusting crops, boy

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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UK

Thanks guys!

@ListenToMeWarriors: A lot of these are somewhat on the obscure side, in fairness. I did enjoy painting Darkseid's blues a lot, the bigger surface meant I was basically able to take the same method I used for the Superman on the last page and really refine it.

With the pics I think it was possibly just in my head, I'd be really happy with how a mini turned out only to then take some pics that didn't look nearly as good, and then I'd get bogged down in noticing tiny flaws and such. Must have taken hundreds of pics in the last month with all sorts of lightbox/lighting/background setups and not really been happy with any of them!

As I say, probably just getting hung up on stuff that isn't actually noticeable to anyone who didn't spend ages staring at these minis, so I'm going to at least try and be less pedantic about them and get some more updates coming faster.

Paradigm's New Blog- 02/12: Reign of the Supermenl

Available for Commission Work. PM me for details. 
   
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I think you did Alex Ross proud with that Superman. I hadn’t seen that model yet, now he’s on the list for whenever I get moving with my DCU stuff. Also top notch with Jr. Supes.

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

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Ta. Would definitely recommend it, it's easily one of my favourite DCU models I've done so far, a real joy to paint. Also comes with regular and Red Son crests, so you don't need to do him as the KC version (though as Graven said, if you get to playing that variant is crazy good )

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