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Mostly, on my phone.

Cheers! It's just VJ air dark green over white primer.

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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Mostly, on my phone.

Alright gang?

A weekend of Potter, it turns out.

And a very shiny Lockhart


And here's my thoughts on the Chamber of Secrets miniatures.

The Basilisk is a huge, beautiful beast, and Tom Riddell is spot on. I would never normally risk not pinning a lump of resin like the Basilisk so was really impressed that it holds together so well, and with minimal gapping. Big plus for casual players.


If you're lucky enough to get a pre-order copy, you'll find the Aragog token upgraded to a physical model, but irrespective there's enough spiders here to give the hardiest arachnophile the creeps.


I didn't expect these to be fully playable in game, but as well as great models that are very easily assembled they are more than just objectives - they're playable beyond the scope of the campaign. Hoping to have Moaning Myrtle up to her tricks for Goblet of Fire...


As well as Colin Crevey, we now have retail versions of fan-favourites Dobby and the Sorting Hat - oh, and Filch. I'm quite impressed, all in all. It's very expensive but it's a great expansion.

Started thumbing through the new DC rulebook.

The game system itself is largely the same, just with a much cleaner, clearer rulebook (or indeed, A rulebook). It's a lovely thing, very high spec with lots of classic art and new pics, with fully half given over to a decent run down of the DCU.

My eldest loved this about it, as it's a good potted history of where things are with most of the major characters. That's not to say it's lacking in game content, far from it: fully 17 scenarios, a mix of a classic and new, with several designed for specific key events (Death of Superman, for instance). There's a great hero Vs hero training day scenario, also, but chasing boom tubes and motherboxes, artefacts and ne'er-do-wells are all there too.

Off for our hols to my folks, and more tripod action.
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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Minerva looks wonderful, and there looks to be a ton of good going on in the Chamber. Will need to watch for sales.
   
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Liking all the recent Harry Potter minis, Hagrid is definitely the best of the bunch though.

   
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UK

How does the Chamber work as a game? Is it a wargame, or a dungeon crawler type affair, or scenario based?

   
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Belgium

Some lovely models in here, Graven, you had my wife actually coming over at the pc to look at them - quite the achievement!

A Squeaky Waaagh!!

Camkhieri: "And another very cool thing, my phones predictive text actually gave me chicken as an option after typing robot, how cool is that."'

Meercat: "All eyes turned to the horizon and beheld, in lonely and menacing grandeur, the silhouette of a single Grot robot chicken; a portent of evil days to come."
From 'The Plucking of Gindoo Phlem' 
   
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Madison, WI

Very nice blending on the buttocks. Is that supposed to be Hermione post-graduation?

   
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Mostly, on my phone.

youwashock wrote:Minerva looks wonderful, and there looks to be a ton of good going on in the Chamber. Will need to watch for sales.

Do so. It isn't cheap. But it's a great product all round. It carries the Potter premium. Potter heads will snap it up.
aku-chan wrote:Liking all the recent Harry Potter minis, Hagrid is definitely the best of the bunch though.

Aw, you guys feeling the love for the big fella.
Slinky wrote:How does the Chamber work as a game? Is it a wargame, or a dungeon crawler type affair, or scenario based?

Scenarios. You earn scenario points depending on how well you do. You can spend scenario points to make a scenario easier but you need to finish a scenario with enough left to unlock the next one. It's a neat, logical mechanic. There are separate scenarios also at the end that you can play as standalone games or indeed competitively. It is what the base set should've been.

CommissarKhaine wrote:Some lovely models in here, Graven, you had my wife actually coming over at the pc to look at them - quite the achievement!

Well, that's high praise indeed.

Gitsplitta wrote:Very nice blending on the buttocks. Is that supposed to be Hermione post-graduation?

presuming you're referring to Harley? Many thanks.

Although I'm away on my hols (translation: eating and drinking too much with my parents at their house), I finished up a couple of things beforehand.

Dreadball trophy

And a new Sponsor to be the "Most Violent" award.

She's the Xtreme Promo, so fits the bill.


Kingsley Shacklebolt, of the Order of the Phoenix:


And a using real iron powder, a proper rust marine for Papa.

Fun times

Got a proper, full game of Tripods, playing the Invasion scenario from the main box (as opposed to the Invasion expansion, which is free to download). Despite Ares sending me one of each Invader, the core box scenarios mostly want you to have 2 of the basic "Locust" Tripod. Never mind. The scenario suggests 2 Entente or Central Powers planes, or a mix - that we can do in spades, so my son took a Spad. XIII and Sopwith Camel against my Locust Tripod.

The aim is for the Invader to crush the French town.

The brat got a lucky shot off first time and injured my pilot, meaning I couldn't shoot him, only crush the town. Made for an interesting game.

Although I managed to crush all the objectives, eventually the boy managed to take down the alien menace just before I left the board to win the scenario.

Fancy fly boy.
Been a good couple of days generally. Got some Carcassonne in, Lego, usual nonsense.

Scale Model show this weekend. Hopefully get some good gubbins.

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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Green Bay, Wisconson

Have fun at the show. Snap some pics if you see anything interesting

 
   
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Mostly, on my phone.

 Solar_lion wrote:
Have fun at the show. Snap some pics if you see anything interesting

Oh, I shall. I have literally no idea what to expect but should be a laugh, hopefully. I'd like to get some scale led spotlights or something for the wee fella's scalextric, that's a priority.

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

Wait DC universe has a rulebook?

Stop the tempting .

Cool looking potter people, well executed with nice vibrant colors.

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

It’s great that you and the kids game together looks like a lot of fun.
The Potter game has some great looking sculpts, your painting really makes them come alive.
   
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Belgium

Some fun and diverse updates, as usual . Those tripods look like they make for a pretty cool game!

A Squeaky Waaagh!!

Camkhieri: "And another very cool thing, my phones predictive text actually gave me chicken as an option after typing robot, how cool is that."'

Meercat: "All eyes turned to the horizon and beheld, in lonely and menacing grandeur, the silhouette of a single Grot robot chicken; a portent of evil days to come."
From 'The Plucking of Gindoo Phlem' 
   
Made in gb
Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

Theophony wrote:
Wait DC universe has a rulebook?

Stop the tempting .

Cool looking potter people, well executed with nice vibrant colors.

Yup, finally. A proper rulebook. And it's full of decent backstory and fluff.
And thanks.
Yorkright wrote: It’s great that you and the kids game together looks like a lot of fun.
The Potter game has some great looking sculpts, your painting really makes them come alive.


CommissarKhaine wrote:Some fun and diverse updates, as usual . Those tripods look like they make for a pretty cool game!


Yeah, hobby ADHD is great

Tripods are excellent, suspect we need another locust though. Need to read the full Invasion supplement rules first, however.

Today has been a very diverse day, as ever. Went to the hobby show and was... Underwhelmed. It was predominantly military models, and kits/sellers geared towards that. There was some good stuff on display, couple of good dioramas but folk very antsy even about pictures being taken. Pretty unimpressed. It's exactly what gives the hobby a bad name, and that's before I even get onto the standards of bodily hygiene in middle aged men. It actually put me off spending any real time looking at weathering materials, and there was a lot of that on display.
Did however pick myself up a wet palette. Yes, I know I could have made one, but there we go. It's decent, I'm impressed thus far, pottering around whilst painting intermittently. Got a few decent triangle handled sables. I can't use round barreled any more with my hand and, whilst I may not be painting as well as I used to, I decided to treat myself regardless.

So, indeed, what did I get up to?

Ruh-Roh...

Jinkies! Are we chasing them or are they chasing us? First 2 ghost riders for Beverley, the spectral sponsor. Mystery Machine as the non-ghost/ Christine car.

And another Gaslands vehicle, Stinger, the first car for my Idris Avispas:



More Amazons. First up, Hippolyta.

Way more stressful than she should've been. Now onto Kitbash archer, and then to find suitable bits to Kitbash Menalippe.

This is my broken archer with replacement bow arm, new right arm from spear gal, and alternate head. And I need to make her a new foot. Leftover I have a left spear hand, left sword hand and a suitable head. It's a start lol.

As you can see, this means i got replacement parts from km. Unfortunately they STILL sent me the wrong axe wielding thug for Bane. But hey, now I have two spare mercenary bodies to convert. I've also been working on the Tumbler. God, what a mess of a lump of resin that is

Plenty of other stuff priming before the weather turns: Dobbie and other chamber stuff, some Dreadball, etc. Need to grab some black to do all the bloody spiders mind you.

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.

 
   
Made in be
Liberated Grot Land Raida






Belgium

Nice work on Hippolyta, and the others as well! I aways love the diversity of models in this thread.

A Squeaky Waaagh!!

Camkhieri: "And another very cool thing, my phones predictive text actually gave me chicken as an option after typing robot, how cool is that."'

Meercat: "All eyes turned to the horizon and beheld, in lonely and menacing grandeur, the silhouette of a single Grot robot chicken; a portent of evil days to come."
From 'The Plucking of Gindoo Phlem' 
   
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Affton, MO. USA

Love the yellow stinger for the Idris crew, and scooby doo and ghost riders (2).

Fun times ahead.

Will be picking your brains on and off about DCUniverse game as I just grabbed a dinged copy at miniature market for $10. Also got a dread all refbot and ball for $1. If you want her just let me know and I’ll set her aside .

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.

CommissarKhaine wrote:Nice work on Hippolyta, and the others as well! I aways love the diversity of models in this thread.

Diversity is key many thanks

Theophony wrote:Love the yellow stinger for the Idris crew, and scooby doo and ghost riders (2).
Fun times ahead.
Will be picking your brains on and off about DCUniverse game as I just grabbed a dinged copy at miniature market for $10. Also got a dread all refbot and ball for $1. If you want her just let me know and I’ll set her aside .

Cheers mate. I'm ok but thanks. And if I come by any interesting dc extras I'll let you know (hint... pm...)
Not done much. But started some more Dreadball, another giant (Deadzone Night Terror) and promo coach Orcy.

And post-apoc'd my Mystery Machine

I've heavily masked the logo. I'm not as fussed about the rest I think, but I don't know if that section looks a little bare?

I'm also unsure what to do with the rear doors, is anything.

Other than that, not much happening. Work is pretty horrid, but equally has truly great moments. Teaching is a job of strange extremes.

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

Well I’m sure if you asked Dr. H he would say “When in doubt, Tentacles ”, though I’m not sure that fits the theme. Maybe strap some ammo crates on the back.

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

Perhaps some crates strapped on top with Scooby Snacks printed on them.
   
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Green Bay, Wisconson

Bumper stickers and graffiti? Proper motivational apocalyptic insperational slogans. You should have no trouble with coming up with something having all that imagination sloshing around in that skull of yours.

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Affton, MO. USA

Scooby tail hanging out the back .

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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@graven That is fantastic! What scale is the Mystery Machine?? 28mm?

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 dsteingass wrote:
@graven That is fantastic! What scale is the Mystery Machine?? 28mm?

It looks like 20mm (Gaslands/hotwheels size)
Though I think there’s an MDF mystery machine out there.

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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Belgium

Some lovely orange on the dreadball player . And I'm liking the mysterymachine as is; a small bit of empty space adds to the cluttered feeling of the rest of the model IMO.

A Squeaky Waaagh!!

Camkhieri: "And another very cool thing, my phones predictive text actually gave me chicken as an option after typing robot, how cool is that."'

Meercat: "All eyes turned to the horizon and beheld, in lonely and menacing grandeur, the silhouette of a single Grot robot chicken; a portent of evil days to come."
From 'The Plucking of Gindoo Phlem' 
   
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Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

Theophony wrote:Well I’m sure if you asked Dr. H he would say “When in doubt, Tentacles ”, though I’m not sure that fits the theme. Maybe strap some ammo crates on the back.

Mmmmm tentacles... I wondered about barbed wire, chains etc. I've gone with some corrugated metal.

Yorkright wrote: Perhaps some crates strapped on top with Scooby Snacks printed on them.

Now that's a thought. I've cut up some sprue and will paint them as SNX or something.

Solar_lion wrote: Bumper stickers and graffiti? Proper motivational apocalyptic insperational slogans. You should have no trouble with coming up with something having all that imagination sloshing around in that skull of yours.

Yeah I might use the space on the side of the van for that. Good plan .

dsteingass wrote:@graven That is fantastic! What scale is the Mystery Machine?? 28mm?

Hot wheels so vaguely 20mm

Theophony wrote:
 dsteingass wrote:
@graven That is fantastic! What scale is the Mystery Machine?? 28mm?

It looks like 20mm (Gaslands/hotwheels size)
Though I think there’s an MDF mystery machine out there.

And toys can be repurposed so easily. Maybe you should get one for DC?

CommissarKhaine wrote:Some lovely orange on the dreadball player . And I'm liking the mysterymachine as is; a small bit of empty space adds to the cluttered feeling of the rest of the model IMO.

Thanks! That's the base for the crusty yellow that I use as their scheme.

Meanwhile, thanks to the mighty insaniak, I got a couple of MEdge sprues to review (and a couple to give away).


Hot DAMN these are useful... I mean I've seen what insaniak churns out but I'd not really appreciated just how much stuff there is here.

And I've built the last of my DC stuff:

Decided to go with a ruined urban style for the death of superman character bases.


And decided I wanted Metallo to be doing his technopathic shenanigans.

The new resin is noticeably stronger - I dropped Metallo on his head, with no damage.

On a separate note, if you fancy heading over to bigcomicpage.com, I'm in geeky gifting mode, and there's a whole lot of stuff in the giveaway, including DC rules, Transformers tcg, Harry Potter core set and of course MEdge sprues.

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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Eastern edge

Very nice to see the different "S" men and Metallo

"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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Affton, MO. USA

I’m glad you got me hooked on this, just saw the preview for steel and super boy and the new (to me) suicide squad set.

I’m glad to hear that Metallocan take a beating, I assembled mine yesterday and he is very fine details wise and I was worried about the strength and durability of the model.


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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Boston-area [Watertown] Massachusetts

The cost of you shipping MEDGE sprues to me would be greater than me just buying some.

--B.


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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.

shasolenzabi wrote:Very nice to see the different "S" men and Metallo

They're pretty cool, I have to admit.

Theophony wrote:I’m glad you got me hooked on this, just saw the preview for steel and super boy and the new (to me) suicide squad set.

I’m glad to hear that Metallocan take a beating, I assembled mine yesterday and he is very fine details wise and I was worried about the strength and durability of the model.

Lol metallocan sounds entirely fitting.

Briancj wrote:The cost of you shipping MEDGE sprues to me would be greater than me just buying some.

--B.

Hey, I don't pay the postage. Besides, it's not just them in the giveaway.

Incidentally, the rules for that will be up on Big Comic Page / Facebook later. Take a gander, the prize is huge.

Harry Potter Miniature Adventure Game (revised edition)
Transformers TCG Blaster Vs Soundwave 35th Anniversary SDCC Limited Edition
DCU 2nd Edition Rulebook (hardback)
Maelstrom's Edge Terrain Sprue #2 (set of 2)

That's over £150 of geeky gaming goodies!

Working on Amazon experiment.

Left foot is still just at armature stage, pin running into base for balance. I'm thinking the base is going to be the Themiscyra shoreline, and am debating a splash running up to the other foot. Maybe a picklehaube? Thoughts?

It continues to bemuse me that weekends are oddly less productive than snatched moments in the week. I blame the wife

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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Affton, MO. USA

Awesome prizes there.
I really should doublecheck what I type.....but the misspellings, autocorrects and missing spaces turn out so fun sometimes.

You can never go wrong with a pickelhaube .

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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