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Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

Theophony wrote:Team slitherin is looking good. After making a black Templar army years ago (precodex days) I know how you feel about the black.

Lol I'm making my kids suffer given that they're Raven Guard

Yorkright wrote: I have been gone for quite some time, come back and I see you have not slowed down a bit. Not sure I can comb thru all I have missed but it still is looking good!

Lovely to see you squire! Browse away at your leisure!

Quite a mellow weekend. Went to a local little Lego fan con, which was great, ate and drank, etc.

However, figured out how to finish off my Slime dragster. So, here's Rude Paul:

Sashay, queen.


And I've started laying colour down for the trailer trash:

The potter stuff is really frustrating me. I think it's because I'm trying to batch paint character models that are uniform, literally. So from here, I'm going to do them individually, and break between them. First up, Snape:

Definitely progress. Not done, but progress.

Of course, talking about uniform:

It's different, entirely, from painting school uniforms

That's about it. Primed up some more Raven Guard for the boys, got an awesome box of Robotech madness from Victor Von Domm which I've not quite got my head round... not much

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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Boston-area [Watertown] Massachusetts

Can I just move in nearby you, and we can hang out?

--B.


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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Mostly, on my phone.

Briancj wrote: Can I just move in nearby you, and we can hang out?

--B.


For the lego, the eating, the drinking, or the gaming? Anytime brother

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 have to choose?

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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Affton, MO. USA

Love the Slime dragster , good choice on colors.

Given enough legos we could build an addition onto Graven’s house.

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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Madison, WI

Nice progress graven!

   
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Blood-Drenched Death Company Marine






UK

Snape looks v promising!

   
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Mostly, on my phone.

Briancj wrote:...I have to choose?

Nope, I'm a very broad church
Theophony wrote:Love the Slime dragster , good choice on colors.
Given enough legos we could build an addition onto Graven’s house.

the plural of Lego is Lego. Bloody colonials
Gitsplitta wrote:Nice progress graven!

cheers matey!
Slinky wrote:Snape looks v promising!

Lol I wish my wife were as convinced (she's by far my harshest critic... no jokes please ) but thanks.

Bits and bobs. The Brokkr have now had wash of 5:1 green-black:green ink on the armour and druchi violet on the cloth/flesh. Test model for the Darkmount Devastators is just about done. Thoughts?

Although the really vibrant lime green has been knocked back, it's come back up a bit in the highlights. Should the green be even more limey at the top of the highlights? DB glove has no glow yet, will either be red or yellow. Anywhere I could (maybe) add hazard striping (gulp)?

The Bru-cru have had a wash of nuln, likewise, but not really pic worthy. I've got a week to get them done. Easy!

I find, to my surprise and delight, that I'm properly excited about the new DCU stuff. As in, actually want to buy things. Mongul and Cyborg-Superman are well-priced (£27 for the pair, and Mongul is VAT), Eradicator is a good sculpt (£15) - and I can always find them at a discount from a UK supplier. Might even treat myself to General Zod and co. I'm all a bout the bad guys Display piece Superman is vast (like the 80th Batman) but I'm not playing £40 for a model that is, well, a display piece (yes, he's playable, no, I don't care). I may buy myself a promo Momoa Aquaman - £16, but that means I have to get it from KM direct -, and I'm not crazy about the fact that Big Barda, Cheetah, DCU Joker and Mettalo only come with other stuff repackaged though I suspect they'll also be available direct to order individually down the line, so I'll hold off on ProMomoaman.

To fund this, with heavy heart (and light kidneys), I'm going to offload some BMG. I know, shock horror. But the simple reality is that I've really lost my love for the game; I either want a gang warfare game OR a supers game, not one that badly mashes the two things together. Plus, I've still got all my metals. I'm keeping all my Joker stuff, because Joker, and I've got the new Bane stuff as I just like plain like 'em - and who doesn't love generic 32mm Mercenaries? I've parted ways with Court of Owls and Penguin, which leaves Sirens - but all their stuff is DCU compatible, so that's staying - and... Batman. Well, ish. I'm going to get rid of my GCPD and DKR stuff. Whilst generic cops are undoubtedly useful, I've still got all the Bats, cops and SWAT from first ed. If I'm not inclined to paint it, when there's stuff I *do* want to work on, I think it seems reasonable - and I've still got the full gamut of Joker and Bane stuff if I do get sucked back in to BMG.

Anyone want to buy some DC ?
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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Short Haul looks good. Excellent choice of color scheme.
   
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Mostly, on my phone.

youwashock wrote:Short Haul looks good. Excellent choice of color scheme.

Excellent reference, I see what you did there. Now, of course, they all need to be similarly named.

A quick WIP snap, ramped the highlights, starting to block in hazard stripes

Some sponge chipping is also called for, methinks. What about the rivets? Oily steel, or leave as they are?

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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Blood-Drenched Death Company Marine






UK

The stripes set them off nicely.

If you are doing sponging, I would leave the rivets alone personally, doing both might start to look a bit "busy"?

   
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Love the hazards. Rivets and just a little chipping, I think.
   
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Mostly, on my phone.

Slinky wrote:The stripes set them off nicely.

If you are doing sponging, I would leave the rivets alone personally, doing both might start to look a bit "busy"?

Thanks! I have that worry...
youwashock wrote:Love the hazards. Rivets and just a little chipping, I think.

I'm so conflicted! I've not rvieted them, but could be persuaded.

Right, well, here's where up to:

Yes to more stripes and sharper highlights. No to rivets. What about the base stripes? I know that it should be green and white, not green and black, what do we think? And is the red and white too candy stripe? Likewise, I'm not sure about the solid purple - thinking red and luminous yellow?
Other than than I think they're done, but still up for further c&c.

Much more importantly, they all now have relevant Decepticon names:
2 Strikers Scrapper and Hook (green/black base)
2 Jacks Short Haul and Wide Load (yellow/black base)
3 Guards - Bonecrusher and Gravedigger (red/white base)
1 Keeper - Mixmaster (purple base)
1 Captain - Scavenger (red/white base - the drill)
+2 prone

And still to come...1 MVP Hightower (and, when I get round to buying him 1 Giant Devastator).

What's up next? Getting those damn booze jockeys done :flame:

In other nerd-life, got an exclusive for wave 4 Transformers TCG, which'll drop at the weekend, along with Blaster vs Soundwave to giveaway. In the next week or so should also be getting the Dune board game, Wild Hunt for Hellboy, and new DCU stuff from KM (allegedly) - plus got my press pass for Glasgow Comicon next weekend, huzzah!

Cya
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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Blood-Drenched Death Company Marine






UK

Have you considered some sort of basing material on top of the bases?

Something like GW's Astrogranite, perhaps, though I have not tried that myself...

   
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Mostly, on my phone.

Slinky wrote:Have you considered some sort of basing material on top of the bases?

Something like GW's Astrogranite, perhaps, though I have not tried that myself...


Whilst it's not especially Neodurium-like, I think that's a cracking idea. I think I'll do that.
   
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Wisconsin

My goodness that Snape looks outstanding! Loving the little green guys are you sure they aren't nurgling wanna be's?
   
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Mostly, on my phone.

Yorkright wrote:
My goodness that Snape looks outstanding! Loving the little green guys are you sure they aren't nurgling wanna be's?

Aww cheers mate. Need to finish him this weekend. Tbh I did get that colour for It has occurred to me, alas, that an adamantium base effect won't look right, as that would be more like an xtreme pitch. I'm considering glittery glowy blue, like a Db pitch.


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Yorkright wrote: My goodness that Snape looks outstanding! Loving the little green guys are you sure they aren't nurgling wanna be's?

Aww cheers mate. Need to finish him this weekend. Tbh I did get that colour for It has occurred to me, alas, that an adamantium base effect won't look right, as that would be more like an xtreme pitch. I'm considering glittery glowy blue, like a Db pitch.

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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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Green Bay, Wisconson

Like always your alover the map. Good. Been fun catcking up.

I admit that the Green Lantern is my particular favorite, But then was blown away Snape, It really looks like Rickman.

Awesome.

 
   
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Mostly, on my phone.

Solar_lion wrote:Like always your alover the map. Good. Been fun catcking up.

I admit that the Green Lantern is my particular favorite, But then was blown away Snape, It really looks like Rickman.

Awesome.


Yeah, I definitely have hobby ADHD lol. Thanks for swinging by again old chum, good to know you're not dead

Busy with an array of things.

The Bru Cru, my entry for this month's Gaslands UK contest, is done!


Wull and Boab, my irn-bru guzzling brothers-in-law, in tiny trailer trash form.

Boab gets the flamethrower and a napalm dropper.

Wull gets Molotovs... All the Molotovs. I used a broken resin engine block for this.

50 bru-can team!

And Snape is done too.



And, so are the Darkmount Devastators!

I cannot believe I freehanded the bloody logo.

I'm happy enough with them. Not going to put them in for Brush with Death (Mantic's painting contest) but they'll do.

Scrapper and Hook


Yes, they're all named after Constructicons.

Hightower (MVP Ragnarök)

He may have stepped in someone. His colour scheme is closely modelled on G1 Devastator

Nice shot of the shoulders and gore

Pva + superglue + blood god.

Short Haul, Buckethead and Wide Load



Scavenger, Bonecrusher, Hightower, Gravedigger and Mixmaster



So yeah, not a bad weekender. +14!

Graven


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Aw snap!

Forgot Mera

And her... Wake

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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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Blood-Drenched Death Company Marine






UK

Snape lived up to his promise! Brilliant paint job on those dark colours, that's something I really struggle with.

   
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Mostly, on my phone.

Thanks buddy. Prime very pale grey, VJ model Air black, then fabrics washed with Druchi Violet, Camoshade or darkshade accordingly.

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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Gives a whole new spin to "caught up in her wake."

Constructi-dwarves look awesome, but now I wonder if they wouldn't have made better Stunti-cons.
   
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Madison, WI

Snape is really good graven...

   
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Mostly, on my phone.

youwashock wrote:Gives a whole new spin to "caught up in her wake."


youwashock wrote:
Constructi-dwarves look awesome, but now I wonder if they wouldn't have made better Stunti-cons.

Very good. Now, of course, I have to think about repainting my other Forge Father team.

Gitsplitta wrote:Snape is really good graven...

Thanks chum. I'm trying to work on various ways of shading blacks to create varied tones. Hence, also working on Bellatrix and Death Eater Draco:

It's funny, I like the Bellatrix model a lot but it's a book, rather than movie sculpt - which is weird as EVERYTHING else is an attempt to render the cast accurately (and generally rather well). I've left some flash on her arm as ragged cloth. So they need a bit of tidying, but they'll be done before the week is out.

What else is on the desk this week? Well, I'm in a DC place. Took a punt at the Rebirth Swamp Thing

Green ink-thinned VJ Sick green washed with green-black ink. Again, I've left some flash attached to his right hand because I like the way it could be him channelling the green. I'm very fond of this sculpt, even though I have the metal one and wouldn't normally be bothered about doubling up - however, it's smaller and leaner than the metal version, which I think works nicely to reflect his different (and current) power levels.

But mostly, I'm on an evil kick.

Daddy's grrrls. Just blocking in flesh for now. I am not a fan of Joker's Daughter as a character, even though she should on paper be very cool (she's Harvey Dent's daughter, but literally wears Joker's face - yup...) and she's pretty rubbish in game, but the model's cool. Rebirth Harley is ace, and despite myself I love the comic.

And a whole other kind of Mr J:

The Batman Who Laughs is slightly further along than the Crow Robins, who are really just blocked in for now. This is a creepy as feck sculpt, really evocative, and starting the Dark Knights has been a priority for a while. - I may even try to crank out the whole crew (Red Death, Merciless, and the Drowned) as self-contained fluffy crews are always fun.

Got a nice supply drop from Autokill!


On a separate note, your wisdom is sought. My boys are absolutely determined to have a game of 40k on Friday, as the 3 of us are off, so I've been trying to work out what's (1) easy (2) self-explanitory (3) viable. Bear in mind they've got to grips with Kill Team, so they're fairly savvy. A simple, terrain heavy battlefield for a grinding murder machine.

I'm thinking 1000 points split into 2 roughly equal detachments is easy for them to manage. We have plenty of stuff so that's not an issue. Broadly, for troops, I'm planning on giving them Intercessors and Scouts (because Raven Guard), probably 2x 5-man squads with an Aux GL and a 5-man sniper squad with camo cloaks. That leaves ~400 for a couple of captains and lieutenants. Or should I mix it up a bit? Give one of them a "different" squad each, to give them a tactical role - a fast attack (3 Aggressors) for one them, a heavy support (5 Hellblasters) for another? Or more complex HQs?

As for command points/stratagems, I was going to keep it simple for now - with the Patrol Detachments in the above arrangement, that gives them 6 CPs, which again, for now, I'll just let them use for the basic 1CP reroll.

And then I have to decide on what DG to play against them. The sheer slowness of DG means they should be able to bed in a gradually grind away at the Disgustingly Resilient blighters. I'm going to avoid PBCs etc for now, but maybe throw in a swarm of Poxwalkers to pester them. They know to stay out of melee with Flails/ axes etc, and out of range of Blight launchers, but haven't run up against a fleshy horde. I'm thinking of broadly mirroring what they have, essentially, with regular squads of DG analogous to the Primaris, and looking at 1 each of poxies and cultists as scout equivalent.

Thoughts, ideas, input gratefully received!
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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Graven, are you reachable by internet-chat-messaging? Facebook, Telegram, whatever?

Easier to help if we can chat semi-real-time.

--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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I think for the marines your on the right track. 2 intercessors, 2 scout squads. Captain and Lt. throw in a squad of hell blasters so they have a heavy hitter.
For the DG a lord of contagion and Chaos lord with the plaguesword and archcontaminator warlord trait. 2 squads of plague marines with blight launchers and a big squad pox walkers for troops. Elites I would take tally man and noxious blightbringer. A blight drone, maybe as they are tough to kill but can fall quickly to the hellblasters. My 2 cents.
   
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Briancj wrote:Graven, are you reachable by internet-chat-messaging? Facebook, Telegram, whatever?

Easier to help if we can chat semi-real-time.

--Brian


FB/Messenger I'm Sam Graven, twitter I'm @graven_sam, instagram I'm insta.graven - take yer pick old chum.

Yorkright wrote: I think for the marines your on the right track. 2 intercessors, 2 scout squads. Captain and Lt. throw in a squad of hell blasters so they have a heavy hitter.
For the DG a lord of contagion and Chaos lord with the plaguesword and archcontaminator warlord trait. 2 squads of plague marines with blight launchers and a big squad pox walkers for troops. Elites I would take tally man and noxious blightbringer. A blight drone, maybe as they are tough to kill but can fall quickly to the hellblasters. My 2 cents.

That's really useful. Cheers matey

Swampy's coming along

I know TV Swampy is very dark and grimy but often he's very bright in the comics, especially covers like Swamp Thing #40 (Season's End, good stuff), which this is loosely based on.

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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Positively delighted to see Swampy get his day. BWL is also looking good. Creepy is right.
   
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 youwashock wrote:
Positively delighted to see Swampy get his day. BWL is also looking good. Creepy is right.

You should hopefully approve of this then:


Season's end

Really useful feedback about the WH40k stuff, btw. Got some good thoughts from Briancj also, particularly on thinking in terms of PLs not pts. Plus we have the Objective and Open War decks, which will be good for both reference and generating a "story" to the game.

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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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--B.


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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