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Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

Gitsplitta wrote:Very impressive graven!


Yorkright wrote: You are a painting machine Graven, love it all. Your take on poison ivy is my fave, wait maybe its the flash, nope those little robins on leashes, hmm cant make up my mind.

Quantity over quantity, I assure you

Well, I think I am done with the freehand on Black Orchid.

Why am I doing this?

Why?! WHY?!?!?!?!

Need to rejig my lighting setup again. But I'm really happy with her, in the end.


And yet more wips. GS roots for ivy, and all now colours blocked in. Now to work on the greens.


Further work on Ezra Miller.


Am I too soon? I'm too soon! Eye and final highlights to fix.

More on The Drowned.

She's coming along nicely. Shiny because still, ironically, wet

A little bit, finally, on Hagrid.

I have cleaned this model so many times. In the end I switched to VJ Game Color as it's much higher density.

And a bit of fun. What you see here is an experiment with the rust powder that I use for Gaslands.

First, I grabbed a primaris marine one of my kids had dipped in contrast brown.

Then, thinned pva/water, a layer of iron powder, half and half vinegar for 1.5 hrs, and then rinsed and left to dry for another hour. Real rust!

Tripods and Triplanes coming today. Exciting weekend ahead!
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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All that work you put into the yellow on Booster Gold really paid off!

   
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USA

A lot of nice painting you are doing Graven, I especially like Black Orchid

   
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UK

All this recent stuff is looking great, the freehand on Orchid was totally worth it and as others have said, Booster and Beetle are up there with your best work!

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aku-chan wrote:All that work you put into the yellow on Booster Gold really paid off!

Thanks. I'm actually a bit taken aback by the love for him!

Syro_ wrote:A lot of nice painting you are doing Graven, I especially like Black Orchid

Cheers. She was frustrating but worth it!

Paradigm wrote:All this recent stuff is looking great, the freehand on Orchid was totally worth it and as others have said, Booster and Beetle are up there with your best work!

You're most kind.

Bits and pieces. It's strange, I always expect to get more done on the weekend

Anyway. Made the base for The Merciless

Toad king skull pile and bone sheet. Some rubble will go in the gaps.

Finished the Flash

That'll do.

I also got a set of 6 lovely laser cut Dreadball goals from a mate.



And an EPIC mail drop from Ares:

These are easily the best prepaints I've ever seen. I thought the regular WoG planes were good:

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We had a test game of the basic box. I made the boy read the rules and explain them to me. He, naturally, wanted to play the invaders. We played a straight-up dogfight and aimed to see what happened.

The various scatter objectives are there on the table (well, his bedroom carpet) just to add a bit of atmosphere, at least for this. The lovely Nieuport 16 in the starter comes with rockets and a new gun, which looks very jolly. He got a bit of shock with the straight line death rays

You have to shoot down the gullet as they shields on other facings.

There was some chasing, circling and smoke screens, though I managed to take the Locust to the wire.


But in the end he chased me down, the on-the-spot turning of the Locust did for me:


Planes need to be flown really well to compete with the tripods. It makes for a very good game as a parent vs child though and tactically, if you're experienced players it becomes a proper challenge. It could, possibly, be a frustrating experience for 2 relative novice players but once you've got the hang of the Nieuport's manoeuvers you'll be laughing.

Caved to the KM tenth anniversary sale, picked up Cyborg Superman, Mongol, Zod and the Sword of Rao, and PromoMomoaman. Traded my Zurr-en'Arrh promo for a Riddler and Starfire to one of the other DC admins, just to round out things I'm missing.

So a good weekend was had all in all.
How bout y'all?
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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Affton, MO. USA

Never got into the whole alien tripod walker thing. All quiet on the Martian front is owned by Miniaturemarket now and I think the original team was from St. Louis, but never really got me interested at the shops. The paintjobs look good though.

Every time I see a DC sale it’s hard to pass up, but your probably the closest player to me.....and your on another continent .

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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Wisconsin

Looks like a fun game Graven. Like Theo would love to pick up the DC game just for the minis.
   
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Why? Because she looks awesome, that's why. Ivy is going to be another really good one. T&T looks fun!
   
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Theophony wrote:Never got into the whole alien tripod walker thing. All quiet on the Martian front is owned by Miniaturemarket now and I think the original team was from St. Louis, but never really got me interested at the shops. The paintjobs look good though.

Every time I see a DC sale it’s hard to pass up, but your probably the closest player to me.....and your on another continent .

That's fair. But they are such pretty toys
Yorkright wrote: Looks like a fun game Graven. Like Theo would love to pick up the DC game just for the minis.

Do it! DO IT!
youwashock wrote:Why? Because she looks awesome, that's why. Ivy is going to be another really good one. T&T looks fun!

Thanks for your unwavering faith!

Bit of work on The Drowned, got her finished.

I am Scylla and Charybdis. I am salt and spray. I am the darkness and the depths. And you will all return to my embrace. - Bryce Wayne, The Drowned

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 work on "The Drowned" graven. I love the way the colors of the water flow up into the model.

   
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Gitsplitta wrote:Nice work on "The Drowned" graven. I love the way the colors of the water flow up into the model.

Thanks buddy. That was the plan so glad it's apparent!

I've realised that's 240 minis this year. Whilst it's nowhere near last year, I'm ahead of 2017's 180 by some way, and looking back the quality is definitely better. Whilst 2019 has had some highs, 2018 probably had a better standard overall. Nevertheless, not shabby.

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

Not shabby at all!

   
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Shab-less, in fact.

Dark Aqualass looks good.
   
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Mostly, on my phone.

Gitsplitta wrote:Not shabby at all!


youwashock wrote:Shab-less, in fact.

Dark Aqualass looks good.

Cheers. Lot of fun.

Built the rest of the laser cut strike goals

Damn nice.


Finished the Merciless

Where are your gods now? War? Love? There is only Justice.


And finished up one of the deadzone asterian weapon drones:

One down, one butt load of osl to go.

With luck I'll get the other drone, Ivy and Hagrid finished tonight, but have some heavy child wrangling.


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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

So much goodness. Too many things going on at once.

Love the cloak on BO. Nice touch.

 
   
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Solar_lion wrote:So much goodness. Too many things going on at once.

Love the cloak on BO. Nice touch.

Cheers Pat. And yeah, I know that feeling well

Happily, Hagrid is done

I shouldn't have told you that...

And Fang

Him have doggo!


And finally, Ivy is also done



Got the other drone - the shield one - is done.

So much OSL.

And as a pair of happy nuisances.

More work on my Antiope conversion:

Sculpted the hair and insignia also, which I'd forgotten to do. Main colours now all on, plus a little flesh wash.

Just trundling on, really, trying to get a little bit of painting done most days. Keeping me sane (well, ish).

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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UK

Hagrid's coat is superb, you've absolutely nailed the shade/texture there! The Merciless looks mean as hell as well.

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 Paradigm wrote:
Hagrid's coat is superb, you've absolutely nailed the shade/texture there! The Merciless looks mean as hell as well.


What he said - Those 2 are my faves from the last page or so as well

   
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Affton, MO. USA

Hagrid is excellent, a nice bright figure.
Dem legs on Ivy , nice work on the pantyhose.
Good sculpting work on the amazon.

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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Mostly, on my phone.

Paradigm wrote:Hagrid's coat is superb, you've absolutely nailed the shade/texture there! The Merciless looks mean as hell as well.

Cheers. I was *very* worried about that coat after all the problems with getting any paint to adhere to him at all.
Slinky wrote:
What he said - Those 2 are my faves from the last page or so as well

Cheers chaps. I really enjoyed using the PVA/Superglue method to add gore to the God-Killer blade also.

Theophony wrote:Hagrid is excellent, a nice bright figure.
Dem legs on Ivy , nice work on the pantyhose.
Good sculpting work on the amazon.

The fact that you get that they're supposed to be tights/pantyhose makes me really delighted, wasn't at all sure if it would be obvious.

I'm really pleased with how Antiope is coming along. I kinda wish I'd picked up another set of Amazons during the KM sale, as my bow one was gubbed (hence why I didn't care about cutting her up) and my spear one is now Artemis. As a result I don't have a counts-as Menalippe (spear amazon from the movie). They don't have the Horde rule (essentially = non-unique) but still. For now Antiope can do double duty as "bow" amazon and "sword" amazon.

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

Just stick a bow on her base and call it a day .

I’m glad they are tights, otherwise she really needs to see a doctor ....and lay off the guacamole.

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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Theophony wrote:Just stick a bow on her base and call it a day .

I’m glad they are tights, otherwise she really needs to see a doctor ....and lay off the guacamole.


Done so and yeah, well, she's tied to the green (although in that pose, would seem to be literally so).

These are not fantastic pics, as I'm still playing around with photo setups, but still:


Need to finish the face and some of the skin (shading on inisde leg needs smoothed out). Open to other thoughts/C&C.

Got a big box of goodies from KM today, hurrah: Chamber of Secrets and the DCU rulebook, along with promo Black Suit Superman and another copy of the Potter core box to giveaway. Not shabby. Still want a Big Barda though
Later
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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Hagrid and Fang are perfect. Ivy is bloomin' lovely. Looking forward to you opening the Chamber of Secrets.
   
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Great work on all the many popular geek-culture icons that I don't recognise (your thread is a constant reminder to me that I have led a comic-sheltered life).



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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youwashock wrote:Hagrid and Fang are perfect. Ivy is bloomin' lovely. Looking forward to you opening the Chamber of Secrets.


Well you have little time to wait then!

Dr H wrote:Great work on all the many popular geek-culture icons that I don't recognise (your thread is a constant reminder to me that I have led a comic-sheltered life).



Lol many thanks. Some of these are pretty obscure though.

Anyway, pottering:

Boards


Component pics:


I really like that you get the various other characters as tokens. If you have the models, great, but if not, no problem. Makes for a much more self contained product.

Crappy pic but shows you how much stuff you get.
That's a LOT of spiders.


Meanwhile,Green Arrow (TV) is underway, as is Hippolyta (despite her missing crotch guard).


And a troll


Plus Harley and her boys

Pretty happy.

Damn hyena spots.


Which leaves almost no DCU unpainted. Built but unprimed is 80th anniversary Batman. Unbuilt there's a bit more: black suit supes, Eradicator, metallo, Scarecrow and Solomon Grundy. Still, considerable progress.

I get a wee pang when I look at the pile of Gaslands stuff - particularly as I have bits to review - but I'm really happy with how things are going just now with all the other stuff.

October holiday week. Few days away at my folks', hopefully be chill. No painting but hopefully games with the kids.

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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UK

Good stuff, Harley looks top notch, the Amazon as well. Time for a DCU group shot once these last few bits are done?

Have you had a chance to use Metallo in game yet? Got my eye on the Lexcorp set down the line, but would like to know what sort of role/power level he sits in so I can engage in some speculative list-building (or in DCU terms, justifying teamups! )

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Hey - Nice troll you got there!

   
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Loving Harley, and I don't even like that look for her that much. Troll is going to be a winner. Figure that basilisk will be done soon, hmmm?
   
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Paradigm wrote:Good stuff, Harley looks top notch, the Amazon as well. Time for a DCU group shot once these last few bits are done?

Have you had a chance to use Metallo in game yet? Got my eye on the Lexcorp set down the line, but would like to know what sort of role/power level he sits in so I can engage in some speculative list-building (or in DCU terms, justifying teamups! )

Lol maybe. Pretty close to being done.

DCU / Metallo thoughts (spoilered for the uninterested)
Spoiler:

Metallo is very very situational. He's really good anti Kryptonian (Potent for 15) and obviously there's now more of the K, but for that price I would take Black Adam hands down (16), if only for magic.
The thing with LexCorp is it's VERY difficult to run, highly synergistic. Certainly good, but still. Lex is pretty overcosted, even for 11. Power Ring is only 10. If you're looking for a set the Crime Syndicate are great. If you want classic characters there's the Legion of Doom. Sinestro is an absolute beast and Yellow lanterns are getting teased as the next sub faction.


Slinky wrote:Hey - Nice troll you got there!

I see what you did there

youwashock wrote: Loving Harley, and I don't even like that look for her that much. Troll is going to be a winner. Figure that basilisk will be done soon, hmmm?


I don't think it will take that long, genuinely. I know that I need to get stuff built, but a lot of the stuff is mono cast so that's not a biggy, just prep, trim, base.

So fuelled by beer and grilled cheese last night, did a bunch of stuff.

Finished Green Arrow.


This is the later TV version. Given the crappy casting/breaking of the bow, I think the folded bow has worked well.

Bit more work my crotchless Hippolyta...


Finished the Troll.

Very happy with this. Skin tone has worked a treat.

Playing with colours, started some stuff.

McGonagall - love the green - and Lockhart. I shaded some of the pink with blue also.

This got me thinking...

Dreadball trophy. For SUDS (Summer Ultimate Dreadball Season), our family league. Might need to make a Most Violent award too. Only way I'll get a trophy lol.

For our holidays we've decided we going to take Tripods for a serious, full on invasion: kids versus dads (well, dad - me - and Grandad). Should be fun
Onwards!
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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All looking good! How did you get that green on McGonnogal? I always struggle with more vibrant greens.

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