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Made in gb
Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

Busy busy at work. Life is complex. Ugh.

Still - weekend! Woop!

Anyway, Gaslands contest has started. Standard car (so not a performance car, buggy, truck etc) modded however you see fit.
Decided to start with my favourite car as a kid, a Pontiac Firebird:

Love the rims on this already. Need to fill in the '50' with GS.
Laid out some stuff for modding.

And came up with this, so far:

It begins! Needs armouring now.

Nice afternoon of TFTCG with the older boy. We also got started on Auxiliary Grenade Launchers for his Raven Guard:

Much fun, just need to do the ammo feeds on the un-primed 3 (death to puny plasma cannon barrels!)

And more work on Morty.

He's coming along. Base needs more attention. Nurglings need tidied. Flies and spot details on Morty. Debating osl on the gun. Never attempted anything this scale before, cautiously pleased with how it's going.
Who knows what next week will bring?

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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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Monty looks awesome. The Firebird ain't bad either...

   
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Affton, MO. USA

Firebird looks boss

I totally understand stupid crazy work stuff. I’m in hour 10 of 16.5 for today, did 14.5 yesterday, but at least I got to spend 7.5 hours getting paid to sleep here in between those two shifts.

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
Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

Gitsplitta wrote:Monty looks awesome. The Firebird ain't bad either...


Thanks man. Got some feedback (grudgingly) from the wife (she doesn't like being asked about the toys, but she has got a very good eye for colour and detail), worked on the wing fades and beefed up the rust (especially on the rebreather) and went for suppurating yellow, rather than red, eyes. New and improved, coming soon

Theophony wrote:Firebird looks boss



Gracias! Had a bit of a brainwave involving staples as both improvised armour and as an extra front cooler unit. We'll see how it works. No further forward with getting a ram for it though, yet to find the right interesting bit of plastic lol.

Theophony wrote:

I totally understand stupid crazy work stuff. I’m in hour 10 of 16.5 for today, did 14.5 yesterday, but at least I got to spend 7.5 hours getting paid to sleep here in between those two shifts.


Yeah. Marking load is insane right now. Class, do this exam task, so I can mark the last one whilst you do it...

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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Affton, MO. USA

Looking forward to seeing the staple usage. I’m almost awake now .

My wife is an English teacher (and department chair/fill in principal when needed) grading time sucks, 120-150 research papers every few weeks. I always was a proponent of grading by weight. Get out the nutritional scale and weight the papers .

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
Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

Nah, Darts. I mean the occasional kid gets 60/20, but what can you do ?

Got this through the post today

Hayland games Gaslands goodies.
Top Left Hand Cast resin Damaged barrels
top right 3d printed war rig weapon pack
bottom tx-2 weapon pack hand cast resin
bottom right wooden armour pack hand cast resin

Happy days

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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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Boston-area [Watertown] Massachusetts

Going 'all in' on Gaslands, I see.

Falling down is the same as being hit by a planet — "I paint to the 20 foot rule, it saves a lot of time." -- Me
ddogwood wrote:People who feel the need to cheat at Warhammer deserve pity, not anger. I mean, how pathetic does your life have to be to make you feel like you need to cheat at your toy army soldiers game?
 
   
Made in gb
Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

 Briancj wrote:
Going 'all in' on Gaslands, I see.

Not really. It's not like I actually pay for stuff...

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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Boston-area [Watertown] Massachusetts

I meant more in 'focus' than 'cash outlay'.

Falling down is the same as being hit by a planet — "I paint to the 20 foot rule, it saves a lot of time." -- Me
ddogwood wrote:People who feel the need to cheat at Warhammer deserve pity, not anger. I mean, how pathetic does your life have to be to make you feel like you need to cheat at your toy army soldiers game?
 
   
Made in gb
Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

 Briancj wrote:
I meant more in 'focus' than 'cash outlay'.

Ummmmmmmmmmmmmm

Mayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyybe

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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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Ghost of Greed and Contempt






Engaged in Villainy

The use of staples is freaking genius, your Gaslands stuff is awesome! Loving Mortarion too, nice job

"He was already dead when I killed him!"

Visit my Necromunda P&M blog, here: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/747076.page#9753656 
   
Made in gb
Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

Thanks kindly sir

Right, well, this bird is on fire!

Topside, finally came up with a ram idea (half a barricade from random sci-fi scenery, PLATFORMER maybe?) Means that you can't see the cooler grill but I'm not that fussed, I'll save that idea for pimping performance cars. Besides, using staples for more than one thing on the same build is confusing. Guitar wires used for cabling for the turret, and of course, the staples. I think that's topside pretty much done?

As for the underbelly, new tail/side pipes, wishbone and shocks. Need to add a new shaft and make a decision about rims. I really like the stock hubcaps, though the 50s still need filled, but not feeling those treads at all. Slicks seem wrong somehow. Don't want to have to buy some but might not have a choice.

Also, big old Morty is nearly done, I think.

Think I'm ready to call it a day on him, but still welcome C&C.

Detail shot

Yeah, pretty happy.


Automatically Appended Next Post:
I have a notion to make a dice tower (still) from Mantic Battlezone terrain.
I mean I don't actually OWN any, but that doesn't mean I can't test a theory right?!
I reckon I need 11 large plates, 4 half panels and 3 small panels. How hard can that be?

(Goes off, searches various webstores)



Hey ho
Graven

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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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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Nice work my friend! Very impressed!!

   
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Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







 inmygravenimage wrote:
...Got some feedback (grudgingly) from the wife (she doesn't like being asked about the toys, but she has got a very good eye for colour and detail), ...
Getting feedback from someone who is not in the same field can be useful; they will often look at things in a different way and may spot something that we might overlook. I often ask my Mum (has absolutely no interest in models or wargaming) about my models and occasionally get good feedback between the "if it's your's then it's lovely" comments.
Experts can comment on the areas of expertise in a field (techniques etc.), but anyone can have an opinion about what they "feel" about a subject in that field (like/dislike, "looks weird" etc.).

Good work on the car. Good use of bits.

Good job on Morty too.
Have you considered colouring the "veins" on the wings differently to the rest of the wing?
Nothing too contrast-y, but something to pick them out a bit (make it look like there's some blood or "goo" within them (so a mixture of the base colour + a tint of red or yellow).

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The army- ~2295 points (built).

* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial *
Dsteingass - Dr. H..You are a role model for Internet Morality! // inmygravenimage - Dr H is a model to us all
Theophony - Sprue for the spruemeister, plastic for his plastic throne! // Shasolenzabi - Toilets, more complex than folks take time to think about!  
   
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Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

Gitsplitta wrote:Nice work my friend! Very impressed!!

Thanks sunshine
Dr H wrote:
 inmygravenimage wrote:
...Got some feedback (grudgingly) from the wife (she doesn't like being asked about the toys, but she has got a very good eye for colour and detail), ...
Getting feedback from someone who is not in the same field can be useful; they will often look at things in a different way and may spot something that we might overlook. I often ask my Mum (has absolutely no interest in models or wargaming) about my models and occasionally get good feedback between the "if it's your's then it's lovely" comments.
Experts can comment on the areas of expertise in a field (techniques etc.), but anyone can have an opinion about what they "feel" about a subject in that field (like/dislike, "looks weird" etc.).

Good work on the car. Good use of bits.

Good job on Morty too.
Have you considered colouring the "veins" on the wings differently to the rest of the wing?
Nothing too contrast-y, but something to pick them out a bit (make it look like there's some blood or "goo" within them (so a mixture of the base colour + a tint of red or yellow).


Very true. She's very artisitic, really talented at drawing, and highly creative generally. Trying to convince her to crochet an AT-AT or facehugger atm...

Veins - maybe. I like the yellow idea, actually.

Cheers re: Car. More work continues:


Having to build up the back end with some gs (out of milliput) as I've raised it up, and harvested some good wheels from a Tankinator:

Of course, now the question is do I need to pop the front ones too I quite like the angry angle it's at though...

And found a possible cab to start on my war rig

Raised up on a set of tank treads, this could have potential...

Adios
graven

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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Affton, MO. USA

Can’t wait to see you go to town on the war rig, most of the ones I see are just massive rolling devastation waiting to happen junk piles .

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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Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

Och, I'm fairly sure mine will be too lol. I'm going to use the
Rigger rules, and I am very tempted by the Rutherford build: tank tracks, 125mm gun turret, rocket turret. But I'll see what comes out in the wash

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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[DCM]
Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

Love the car work.




 
   
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Cymru

Love the work on Morty

My P&M Shenanigans (40k mostly atm)

Diary of a Inquisitor (Other Sci fi in 40k fluff and Pics)
 
   
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HATE Club, East London

Morty. Wow, don't know what else to say! The turquoise and purple combo is amazing. You know, I think those colours could look pretty bloody great on some Warp Spiders.

Though my guards may sleep and my ships may lay at anchor, our foes know full well that big guns never tire. 
   
Made in gb
Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

Hey gang,
Camkierhi wrote:Love the car work.

Cheers mucker. Walking through the store with the boys, I commented, "Ooh, nice, Hot Wheels," to which my eldest replied, "Oh dad, come on, you've got enough toy cars!" Still, found a couple more whilst decluttering the kids' rooms
JoeRugby wrote:Love the work on Morty

Cheers matey
Fifty wrote:Morty. Wow, don't know what else to say! The turquoise and purple combo is amazing. You know, I think those colours could look pretty bloody great on some Warp Spiders.

You're most kind. Yeah, I could see that working. Funnily enough I tried the colour combo on my cultists originally and I just looked... wrong. Weird.

I've realised that, to all intents and purposes, my Death Guard army is finished I don't think I've ever owned a fully-painted army before. Now, admittedly, I still have Felthius and cohort, 2 Armigers, 3 bases of Nurglings and a Maulerfiend to finish off, but still I can see the army properly done, done, done by the end of April. Yes, it might expand - another PBC, for example, when that swings round in June's Conquest - but like I say - an actual, playable and not insubstantial army.

Of course I've jinxed it now.

A very busy weekend of family and reorganising the kids' rooms left not much time for geeking. Sunday in IKEA is oddly reminiscent of Death Race, mind you.

Still, settled on the wheels for the firebird (went with the fronts from the Tankinator as well, just so they match) and tidied it up generally:



And started the priming!
Decided to prime up one of each of my cars for every faction, just to get down test schemes, and go from there. Just now I'm thinking:
Idris - Red ones go faster. No contest.
Slime - Black, but filthy, with red/white accents and maltese crosses. Bit more uniform than usual. Might try to harvest some Black Templar icons.
Miyazaki - cyan, magenta, lime green etc - tokyo drift feel.
Warden - mix of bare metal, rust and mis-matched colours. They're death traps welded together, after all.
Rutherford - military greens, but with some gold accents - for the fans!
Patrol - black, some blue accents, maybe yellow spots. Because I'm batman.
Mishkin - Hmm. Not sure. They're pimpmobiles with mad science tech. Metallics and colour shift paints, maybe.

That's me, anyway. It's funny, still got all the bloody Harry Potter and DC models staring at me, and no desire to paint them at all...

Hey ho
graven

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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Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

heya mate!

I have a notion to make a dice tower (still) from Mantic Battlezone terrain.
I mean I don't actually OWN any, but that doesn't mean I can't test a theory right?!
I reckon I need 11 large plates, 4 half panels and 3 small panels. How hard can that be?

(Goes off, searches various webstores)



still searching? i have something kind of in that direction...the old robo gear plates and stuff...if you´re interested?

also...that nurgle er...man...looks really good...(nurgle tho is still not my cuppa tea ^^)

also seems to me that peeps nowadays recycle their matchbox and thus this company gets some sales again....hmm^^

   
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Eastern edge

Looted buggy looks great so far!

Mortarion is awesome

"Your mumblings are awakening the sleeping Dragon, be wary when meddling the affairs of Dragons, for thou art tasty and go good with either ketchup or chocolate. "
Dragons fear nothing, if it acts up, we breath magic fire that turns them into marshmallow peeps. We leaguers only cry rivets!



 
   
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Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

Viktor von Domm wrote:heya mate!

I have a notion to make a dice tower (still) from Mantic Battlezone terrain.
I mean I don't actually OWN any, but that doesn't mean I can't test a theory right?!
I reckon I need 11 large plates, 4 half panels and 3 small panels. How hard can that be?

(Goes off, searches various webstores)



still searching? i have something kind of in that direction...the old robo gear plates and stuff...if you´re interested?

also...that nurgle er...man...looks really good...(nurgle tho is still not my cuppa tea ^^)

also seems to me that peeps nowadays recycle their matchbox and thus this company gets some sales again....hmm^^

Ooooooooh yeaaaaah I wondered about that stuff. That would be awesome. It's got a very mantic vibe. I wondered about it more generally for making Dreadball scenery - that would be amazing!
shasolenzabi wrote:Looted buggy looks great so far!

Mortarion is awesome

Cheers on both counts!

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
Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Good work on the car.


The army- ~2295 points (built).

* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial *
Dsteingass - Dr. H..You are a role model for Internet Morality! // inmygravenimage - Dr H is a model to us all
Theophony - Sprue for the spruemeister, plastic for his plastic throne! // Shasolenzabi - Toilets, more complex than folks take time to think about!  
   
Made in gb
Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

 Dr H wrote:
Good work on the car.

Cheers mate!
It continues...
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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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Affton, MO. USA

Oklahoma camo (that would be rusty metal primer over most of the car body ) not really for disguise so much as to try and stop the rust .

Looking good

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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Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

Theophony wrote:Oklahoma camo (that would be rusty metal primer over most of the car body ) not really for disguise so much as to try and stop the rust .

Looking good

definitely stealing that idea
Started the metals, and weathering the bugger



Next, mud and highlights...
Sighhhhhhhh

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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USA

Wow, watching the transformation of this car has been very impressive

   
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Madison, WI

IF you were going to go through the bother of camouflaging the car... wouldn't you do the metals as well?

   
 
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