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Made in gb
Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

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

Many thanks, it's been fun.

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

Got to stay shiny We're not actually camo'd, just have military grade tech, anyway

And here it is: Big Muscle.







Lots of fun bits in that build

So 1 down - countless to go!

Speaking of which, that makes my total for March... 2 I mean I know one was Morty, but still. Need to do some more! Also, the next DB contest - Giants - is coming up, so that at least will need my attention,

On we go, thanks as always for stopping by,
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

Very nice work graven. Onward!

   
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Longtime Dakkanaut






That trick with the staples turned out fabulously. Sweet little ride!
   
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Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

Nice work. Quite some horde you have by now.




 
   
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Mostly, on my phone.

Gitsplitta wrote:Very nice work graven. Onward!

If not upward :/ Thanks mate
youwashock wrote:That trick with the staples turned out fabulously. Sweet little ride!

Cheers! Yeah, I'll be using that a bit more. I still want to try the external supercooler version.
Camkierhi wrote:Nice work. Quite some horde you have by now.

Well, not painted, but still.

So did my test Patrol car:



Yeah, that'll do nicely.

And base colours started on my giant shark (Dododododo)

Just blocking in, getting an idea of what will work for their scheme generally. I don't actually own the Sphyr (aquatics) team, but the Giant can work with anyone, and I like the red/black with the blue-grey.


Very low. Work is still a grind. Kids driving me round the twist - feel like no-one actually helps me get the entire family organised every single bloody day. Really finding it hard to get motivated to do anything geeky/no time anyway/simply have just way to much... stuff. Not in a Marie Kondo way, more in a "I never get to game so what the hell is the point in all junk" kind of a way.

Running on fumes, basically. I'm a donkey on the edge.

Still, I'll no doubt bounce back from all this, it's what I do.

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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Madison, WI

Hang in there graven! Help is on the way... I'm sure of it... somewhere... eventually.

   
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Near Golden Daemon Caliber





Affton, MO. USA

Is the shark guy going to be on the Tornado team?

It’s almost spring, the family is probably got spring fever starting, just wait a bit more and you’ll hit your groove.

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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Good job on the cars.

Keep it up and things will turn around.


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Beyond the Beltway

This Marie Kondo fad has made it to Ol' Blighty?

Given that the paraphernalia for the hobby 'sparks joy' -- to make the M Kondo reference -- Is it not an end unto itself, even if you don't get to game with it?

   
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Keep plugging, man. Those low points seem endless, but like you said, bouncing back is what you do.
   
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Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

Everything looks great bud.

Things will pick up bud, it is a time of year thing and life in general across the globe seems to be a bit tense at the moment. Hope things pick up soon.

As to not necessarily gaming much, that is totally not the point, it is a bonus, but not the point. We model for our sanity.




 
   
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SoCal, USA!

 inmygravenimage wrote:
[Really finding it hard to get motivated to do anything geeky/no time anyway/simply have just way to much... stuff. Not in a Marie Kondo way, more in a "I never get to game so what the hell is the point in all junk" kind of a way.


Hey man, I'm in a bit of a lull right now. I ended up gifting and selling a bunch of stuff that I'd never, ever field, and that was helpful in getting me to better appreciate what I was keeping.

Keep working at the pile.

   
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Mostly, on my phone.

Gitsplitta wrote:Hang in there graven! Help is on the way... I'm sure of it... somewhere... eventually.

Thanks old friend. Honestly, the manly dakka hugs are an enormous comfort.
Theophony wrote:Is the shark guy going to be on the Tornado team?

It’s almost spring, the family is probably got spring fever starting, just wait a bit more and you’ll hit your groove.

indeed bro. And, yeah, the Tempest Tornadoes - that's absolutely who the team are going to be now! I think around June I shall treat myself to an Oceanics team to go with him I actually have their team captain already, so I might do her up in their colour scheme regardless.

Dr H wrote:Good job on the cars.

Keep it up and things will turn around.

Thanks buddy.

Red Harvest wrote:This Marie Kondo fad has made it to Ol' Blighty?

Given that the paraphernalia for the hobby 'sparks joy' -- to make the M Kondo reference -- Is it not an end unto itself, even if you don't get to game with it?

Yeah, and I have to say we pathologically loathe that awful show. And you're quite right, though I'm going to use this all as an excuse to tidy my garage a bit at the weekend and move some scenery out there for storage purposes.

youwashock wrote:Keep plugging, man. Those low points seem endless, but like you said, bouncing back is what you do.

I am rubber indeed

Camkierhi wrote:Everything looks great bud.

Things will pick up bud, it is a time of year thing and life in general across the globe seems to be a bit tense at the moment. Hope things pick up soon.

As to not necessarily gaming much, that is totally not the point, it is a bonus, but not the point. We model for our sanity.

That is a very point indeed my friend.

Thank you, all most kindly, gents.

I am feeling marginally less stressed. The current work blip is to one side. The giant Work is Hell is another matter.

Still, this came from KM:

The Crouch boxsets... Well. Crucially, these also contain the rules and decks for Wizarding Wars, which is at the core of the new HPAMG Tournament format.

First, let's talk about the models. The sculpts in both sets are great - it's all about the hats. The classic pointy-hood Death Eaters are very sinister, the Aurors very business like. Both Jr and Sr capture the feel of the actors well, and there's no extraneous or oddly pointy parts to get snagged, snared or snapped. As for the logic of selling the big new game mechanic on these characters, I'm less convinced. Don't get me wrong, I get the fluff-logic of it, but I'm not entirely sure that the characters have enough of a "Must-have" feel to for what is, essentially, a must-have product. As for the wizarding wars rules they look... Meh. It's to encourage more combat, which is no bad thing. But it's another layer, YET another deck... I just don't really see the point. We'll see how it feels in play. I'm not at all convinced by this as a Competitive, tournament game either. Hmmmm.

Anyway, I've made a bit of progress on my test car for my Slime team, the Pinball Lizards:


What's with the BT logo? Well saw some pics of rat rods and the motif isn't uncommon apparently. Scored half a dozen icons from my gw chum. As an aside, he made an interesting comment: GW doesn't mind press moulds, it's recasts that's the problem. I don't by any means disagree, but I am surprised to hear a staffer be ok with press moulding.

So, things are picking up. A week away from the holidays.

Nearly... There...

Menawhile, decided to press on with my Giant contest entry. So I present... San-garr the Sharknado!




Generally happy with him. I wonder whether the skin tone needs to be smoother on his snout, although it's pretty accurate to the pics I've looked at (I'm reminded of the shark-porn moment of FRIENDS...)
The reds are looking good and glossy, I think, with the light spots working. The blacks are a decent, muted contrast. I wonder whether the neodurium (the base, in other words) needs a bit more attention too.
Hmmmm... C&C?
Onwards,
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

Love the car. Love Sharknado... awesome.

   
Made in gb
Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

Thanks so much mate.

Have had a really lovely day. Wife and I both decided we were just not going to get stressed out by anything. So I took the boys climbing, she took the girl for a bike ride, I did some Geeking, she built some lego, kids played some football, etc etc etc. And now there's beer.

So what did I do?
Tidied up Sharknado:





Pimped the Slime team some more

All now have improvised armour and Maltese Crosses.

Added some big hood junk to my muscle cars and upgraded a couple of batmobiles


And started my Myazaki team



Going for a real Dark Future Interceptor vibe with these guys.
Also got a bunch of stuff primed, relocated terrain into the garage, that sort of thing - a really productive nerd day.
Onwards, maybe even upwards,
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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Madison, WI

Nice!!

   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut






Big Shark is looking quite cool at this point. The latest car is very Dark Future, indeed.
   
Made in gb
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Mostly, on my phone.

Gitsplitta wrote:Nice!!

Cheers old son.

youwashock wrote:Big Shark is looking quite cool at this point. The latest car is very Dark Future, indeed.

Thanks on both counts. I do like the vibe myself

A good weekend was had by all. Lego, rock climbing, Nintendo (classic NES ), cycling, TCG-ing, walks, some nerd time, coffee, cooking. All good.

And so, few more bits and bobs. Did so more work on the two Armiger Helverins - just adding some fleshy pinks and DG green, nothing really pic worthy but, crucially, progress. Rearranged all my terrain, relocated it to the garage, and got my figure boxes stowed away - keeps the wife happy, and that's really all that matters, isn't it?

Working on the Pimpin Mishkin. Low-riders, big choonz and crazy ray guns. This is actually much more colour shift than pic suggests. Shiny alloys and dakka, paint up the doofs and decks - nearly there.

Also started something really out there. Scarlet Annie, the pirate-themed sponsor, runs big crew-filled buses (or heavy trucks). I wasn't sure where to go with it, and then I found a couple of Mars Curiosity rovers...

And then this happened...


The Wild Rover, me hearties. Harpoon, front ram, grenades for the crew - I'll need to order some 20mm post-apoc pirates from Mad Cars, £12 will get me 3 standing crew and 3 seated for driver/gunners - and maybe side-mounted cannons, replacing the existing cameras but mounted on the same posts, so they can still pivot. Yarrr. Next, to build the fo'c'sle and aft-castle. For the masts (they have a "Raise the Sails" ability) I'm thinking of using X-wing flight stands. I might - might - even make them removable, partly for storage and partly so I can do sails raised/lowered. There are two existing peg holes, but they're offset and next to the cameras. Hmm. Then, the question is whether to square rig, or give it a couple of triangular /_ /_ sails like a cutter? Thoughts? Either way I don't have bowsprit at the moment, which is another decision to be had.

So that's where I am, as we enter the last week of term. My, it has been a drag...
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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Affton, MO. USA

Pirate boat needs little side mounted dingys for safety and more crew storage capacity . I vote big square sails to block out the sun.

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
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Mostly, on my phone.

 Theophony wrote:
Pirate boat needs little side mounted dingys for safety and more crew storage capacity . I vote big square sails to block out the sun.

I am actually considering side mounted motorbikes good point on sails.

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

Love the purple car.

   
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Painting Within the Lines





Sharky is looking great!

   
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Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Nice work and good use of curiosity.

and I approve of climbing.


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.

Gitsplitta wrote:Love the purple car.

Thanks sunshine. My plan is to do the various cars for this team in different colours, though highlighted/shadowed in the same way, and have all the windshields done the same.

aku-chan wrote:Sharky is looking great!

Thanks! I'm glad I tidied him up, and whilst the base was a bit of a pain to do it's definitely an improvement. Rod for my own back though, as I'll have to do it for all my giants. To be fair I've only one other painted, and third one is... somewhere in my desk of shame

Dr H wrote:Nice work and good use of curiosity.
and I approve of climbing.

Cheers, given the role Mars plays in the Gaslands fluff seemed fitting yeah just bouldering mostly, more practical with the kids, they can't really belay for me ... yet

So, very much in the Gaslands place just now.
Next month's Gaslands contest is monster trucks - which are fun but pretty rubbish in game, as they're neither quick nor particularly agile - but I *think* I have a plan, indeed, a use for one! Mishkin (the weird mad science team) have a mind-control ray that allows you to determine the target's next manoeuvre - so, for example, making them turn round and drive straight towards an oncoming monster truck that wants to crush them. That, a ram and a Nitro booster seem like a solid, if very silly, build. It would also work, sort of, for Idris (the speed freaks), or at least ram/Nitro booster would, though you would stick 2 boosters on instead (no mad science tech for them, but cheaper boosters) and just charge round running into things.

Meanwhile, however, I'm working on the Wild Rover:

Outer hull structure just about done. Need to hang some jerry cans and maybe a couple of bikes off the sides.



Whilst work progresses also on my Slime crew, who are now (tentatively) called the Maltese Falconers:

At least one with spiky death wheels will be dubbed the Pinball Lizard, however

Starting to plan my spring hols, meeting up with erithromycin for some Wings of Glory and/or Dreadball next Friday with the kids, should be a lot of fun. Offloading some BMG also, Militia, Riddler, Court of Owls and Grodd&Gorillas, plus a couple of other figs (spare Red Hood, spare High Court Lady, Arsenal) now gone or going. It's a dent in the pile of stuff I never, every play with. Plus, gives me space for all that unpainted stuff

Last full day today, and still so much to do, yet here I am on dakka...
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.
 
   
Made in us
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Affton, MO. USA

I’m going to have to make a looney toons monster truck with a huge ram that looks like a brick wall with the painted tunnel on it now . Use the mind control jive to make the opponent think it’s an exit.

Ships coming along nicely, and the Maltese Falconers look just the part.

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.

Theophony wrote:I’m going to have to make a looney toons monster truck with a huge ram that looks like a brick wall with the painted tunnel on it now . Use the mind control jive to make the opponent think it’s an exit.

Ship's coming along nicely, and the Maltese Falconers look just the part.

That's a genius idea
Next stage for the ship will be add the Aft Castle, which is going to culled from a Mad Cars chariot (which is also where the bikes will come from). I'm avoiding the masts - and debating, still, what to use for the deck guns.

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
Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

My goodness, here we are again!

So the Wild Rover continues to take shape:

Aftcastle now largely done, which frankly is a relief. Wasn't sure how it would look, as I'd originally planned to use this on a War Rig, but think it's pretty decent. I need to get a mast on it, so I can visualise the next stage.

The test Mishkin pimpmobile with thumper (sonic cannon) is just about done:

Colour shift paint does not photograph well...

*Ntchntchntchntchntcheverythingisawesome*

So that's, like, 5 models painted this month... Need to fix that:

The Maltese Falconers!



Krush


Skullz



Flamin' Nora


Pinball Lizard

And Spike


Ten in March. That's more like it.

Nothing tomorrow. Tea and cake for the missus, it being Mother's Day here.

Not sure what April will bring. Maybe even ... Batman?!
Nah...
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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Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

AWESOME.




 
   
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Beyond the Beltway

The pimpmobile. Killin' it. May I ask, did the El Camino ever make it to the UK?

I must see that wild rover finished. So, get to work.

   
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The sonic cannon needs to be a giant loudspeaker, ala the top of The Bluesmobile.

That is all.

--B.


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