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Made in gb
Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Good show Ol' chap. Good work.

Oh, and happy new page.
You'll need to do something to show us all, so it doesn't look so bare...

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The army- ~2295 points (built).

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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.

Well now, if you insist ...

Hello again, my fair dakklings.

What's going on in Graven's Garage?
Well not as much as I'd like, tbh.

Still, I think that, finally, I'm ready to call the Wild Rover done:

Yes, I've modified the sails. They're no longer swappable (for "raised sails"), and I decided I wanted a more substantial mainsail.

I've also added skaven shields as armoured hubcaps, which I'm rather pleased with. The spiky triskelion style will also make an appearance at some point, I'll wager.

The big rig, meanwhile, still needs to get some upgrades:

There's quite a lot of a battlewagon in there... well, a few armoured plates, and a lot of spiky bitz. It's still going quite slowly though, so the odds of me finishing in time for the contest are pretty slim. Still. Getting there.
Nevertheless, the grand tidy has been very successful! Also found a half-finished nurgle dreadnought, or whatever they're calling it this week:

So that's nice.

Found a bunch of Mantic stuff, old 1st ed Warpath, might try to offload it for more Dreadball. Though, I've not even touched the Dreadball contest this month. I have an idea for it - body parts all over the ground - but just neither time nor, really, inclination.

Continuing with, however, the sense of "painting what I feel like", I've made a bit of progress with the Bane starter and Legion of doom:

I think just painting on a whim is rather nice. I feel less pressured by the weight (literal, in many cases) of half-finished or barely started models. Given how little I get to actually game atm, or for the foreseeable, I have reached a (fairly) happy point in my head with this.

Ook
So, on we go...
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 trucks! Both of 'em!

   
Made in us
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Affton, MO. USA

Not sure what that Orangatan is for, but I love it

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:Love the trucks! Both of 'em!

Cheers mate!
Theophony wrote:Not sure what that Orangatan is for, but I love it

It's just a random discworld model of The Librarian. It was lying in a box of random chaos knight crap.

Meanwhile...
Sharknado rising!

Needs some gap filling, and hinging on the upper "jaw".


Maybe some crew, or at least a gunner. Pretty happy though generally.

Managed to score Zombies!!! for a fiver off a pal, so that'll give me 20mm zombies for the zombie bash scenario too.

Still feeling a bit frustrated, as I don't really have any time to indulge my whims, but next Friday I'm off and have no kids, so will try to do some bits and bobs, as well as make a suit of roman armour for #2, because clearly his teacher hates me. We've got a decent Pilum (made for an Ewok outfit) and a Xiphos (random) kicking about, so that's a start.

Trying to stay positive. #1 built his first Transformers deck unassisted (Autobot Seekers - Jetfire, Fireflight, Windblade and Arcee, if you care about such things), and managed to quite reasonably take down my (fairly tuned) Decepticon Tank deck. I'm that proud

We've also got a proper boys' game day coming up, going to the Mantic Scotland weekender on 8th June in Stirling to play Dreadball Ultimate and generally geek out. Going to make a 3-D Launcher for the current LoeR contest, so might do a test run for then, and try to get a bit of practice on the Neodurium with my boys on Bank Holiday Monday. We'll see.

One last thing - if you're interested at all in the Gaslands stuff, I managed to blag an interview with the designer, Mike Hutchinson - great guy, interesting to chat to, and also has info on joining the playtest of his new sci-fi game
https://bigcomicpage.com/2019/05/16/interview-gaslands-refuelled-and-ready-to-race/

Later peeps
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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[DCM]
Longtime Dakkanaut





Near Jupiter.

Looking very very cool Gaven, nice work, and good luck with the rest of it!

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Learning about 40k and painting models.


 
   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Awesome semi. Love it.

   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut






Arcee rules. I am liking how Bane is coming out, too.
   
Made in gb
Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

Stormatious wrote:Looking very very cool Gaven, nice work, and good luck with the rest of it!

Why thank you!
Gitsplitta wrote:Awesome semi. Love it.

Much obliged
youwashock wrote:Arcee rules. I am liking how Bane is coming out, too.

Yeah she's scary as for 5*. And thanks! Need to get back on it.

Here we are then:




Keep on truckin'...

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

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--Brian


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?
 
   
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Holy Giant Death Truck Max!
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

I agree 100% with Brian....

   
Made in gb
Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

Hey chums

Briancj wrote:YOU ARE REQUIRED BY LAW AND GOD TO PRESERVE THE [TONKA] LICENSE PLATE.
--Brian

Gitsplitta wrote:I agree 100% with Brian....

I'll do what I can. The plan is to paint then scrape back to give a weathered look. But if it doesn't work I'll repaint it on, I promise
kestral wrote:Holy Giant Death Truck Max!

Which one?!

A busy weekend of Pokemon cake (2, a pokeball and a switch, plus 2 dozen cupcakes), the start of birthday shenanigans (Detective Pikachu - remarkably good) and making a Roman legionary costume out of cardboard (um, woo) but some things at least moved along.
Optimus Slime (yes he's been rebranded)... is primed!

As is the wild rover.

And Barricade, who's going to be my entry for the Dreadball most brutal contest. Here's the bits, a reposed winged striker who's going to be getting smacked by a shield, and a squashed marauder (made from whfb ogre plus gs).

And posed:

Awful pic, sorry, but it was just a case of balancing everything and taking a pic before it fell apart. However, new big blank light space is pretty good so once I get new camera sorted, proper pics generally should happen.

Started, properly, on the DBU launcher:

MVP for scale. I'm using a smartie tube - although I'll need another one, for its lid, to get the \_/ detail symmetrical - and the footprint cannot be bigger than a gameboard hex. And, obviously, chaos bits, repurposed into a multi-ball launcher and cameras, as it also acts as the ref in Ultimate. Yes, that means I'm using kit bits for a LoeR contest, but I'm repurposing them, and in the end, I just like the idea.
My main concern is stability and weight. In retrospect, I should maybe have put a couple of coins or washers inside the tube to keep it steady. I may still attach it to a Dreadball base to give it a bit more heft, we'll see how steady it is once built.

Paintwise, truck HAS to get done this week for the May contest. Bring on the rust!

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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Boston-area [Watertown] Massachusetts

Both. But, if there's a decision, front.

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:Both. But, if there's a decision, front.

Well, the scrape back didn't really work, so it may simply have to get reapplied. Ah well.

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
Longtime Dakkanaut






Looking forward to seeing how Barricade turns out.
   
Made in gb
Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

youwashock wrote:Looking forward to seeing how Barricade turns out.

Ask, and ye shall receive.

I am pretty happy with how the colours are working.

They just look like little grates to me.

Hmm. The scratch looks maybe too neat a point? Maybe?

So Barricade is finally coming together for Most Brutal. Now to work on his victims!

And this filthy bugger got the base oranges:

Slow start. It'll get there. Long way off though. No pressure, like

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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.
 
   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Wow! Love that painting!!

   
Made in gb
Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

 Gitsplitta wrote:
Wow! Love that painting!!

Thanks man, means a lot. Love this model and I really want to do it justice. I have so little time to paint, also, that getting to sit down and work on it solidly for an hour was a real treat.

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
[DCM]
Legendary Master of the Chapter





UK

Barricade is looking awesome! Great colour choices, and the weathering is just right.

   
Made in ca
Giggling Nurgling






I like how Bane is looking. I'm currently working on my first Batman miniature, the same Killer Croc from your profile pic.

My first and only painting log.
https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/602830.page 
   
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Affton, MO. USA

Barricade looks great, even better with some bug guts spattering out. Hopefully some Nurgle’s Rot in action.

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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