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Made in ca
Beast of Nurgle






I really like how Harley and her pets turned out.

My first and only painting log.
https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/602830.page 
   
Made in be
Liberated Grot Land Raida






Belgium

Nice prizes, and lovely model; looking forward to see where you go with this!

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: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 .


I was thinking of one in the water, maybe.

nerull wrote:I really like how Harley and her pets turned out.


Many thanks!

CommissarKhaine wrote:Nice prizes, and lovely model; looking forward to see where you go with this!


Well, here she is:

Now the really impressive thing is that the white used to finish her off was sitting in the new wet palette for over a week.

So a busy weekend chasing children, various decorating, making Hallowe'en costumes (Mickey mouse, skullduggery pleasant) etc. Primed up white Colin Creavy, Filch (need to find a good moggy for Mrs Norris, rather than the token), Tom Riddle, Eradicator and a couple of Bane's Mercs, because I'm pretending I still play BMG (I really don't, but 3rd is coming). Also done all the black priming - anniversary Batman, Superman Returns, potter bases and alllllll the spiders. I might do Cyborg Superman and Mongul black prime, when they turn up; definitely doing Zod and co off black, and might be lazy and do them helms on. Other than that waiting on PromoMomoaman and promo Dobby & Kreacher, need to figure out the Basilisk's base and, for Hallowe'en, aiming to build Grundy, Man-Bat and (of course) Scarecrow. Getting there Also have Voldemort, more death eaters, aurors and the Weasley Parents to build. Sighhhhhh...

However, I did start on a many layered thing:

So many layers of grey.

I have a friend who's a pro painter, and is also obsessed with unicorns, so she gave me some good advice with this. Still a nightmare (ha) though, lumpy sculpt with a lot of filing required.

So this is the hell month. November is the busiest month in the teaching calendar.

On we go,
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
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

That's subtle graven... I really like it!

   
Made in us
Near Golden Daemon Caliber





Affton, MO. USA

I corn is coming along great. Just needs rainbow unicorn poop in a pile by his feet.

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 us
Longtime Dakkanaut




Wisconsin

The white on the unicorn looks awesome, how many layers did it take to get to that look.
   
Made in gb
Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

Gitsplitta wrote:That's subtle graven... I really like it!

Cheers buddy
Theophony wrote:I corn is coming along great. Just needs rainbow unicorn poop in a pile by his feet.



Yorkright wrote: The white on the unicorn looks awesome, how many layers did it take to get to that look.

thanks... 7 only the final layer is pure white. Here's the finished article.

I decided I needed a bit of painting time once the kids were in bed.

And what's the best way to get ready for Hallowe'en?

Spider.

Lots of spider.

Lots and lots and lots of SPIDERS.

But let's not forget, the DC goodness:

Man, working with metallics and black is not fun. Still a WIP.


But you got to have a bad guy on Hallowe'en, right?

Great model.

So Metallo's done. That's another 19 for October!
Not shabby
Bring on the hell month!
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 gb
[DCM]
Legendary Master of the Chapter





UK

"Spiders! Why did it have to be spiders? Why couldn't it have been 'follow the butterflies'?" Creepy and uncannily realistic to the point where I'd probably have a small heart attack if I saw one left lying around!

Metallo looks superb, and SuperMullet is coming along nicely.

Paradigm's New Blog- 02/12: Reign of the Supermenl

Available for Commission Work. PM me for details. 
   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut






That's a lot of arachnid-ing going on there. Metallo looks REALLY good. Love that green. Also a fan of how He-Is-Risen Supes is turning out. I have always liked his brief Punisher look.
   
Made in gb
Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Nice work on the many many things.

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.

Hmm, what? I've been busy. ADD tentacles! What? If it's non-biological, add cables.


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 us
Near Golden Daemon Caliber





Affton, MO. USA

Spiders are horrifyingly good. I was wanting to make a spider army for KOW a while back. These look amazing.

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.

Paradigm wrote:"Spiders! Why did it have to be spiders? Why couldn't it have been 'follow the butterflies'?" Creepy and uncannily realistic to the point where I'd probably have a small heart attack if I saw one left lying around!

Metallo looks superb, and SuperMullet is coming along nicely.

Thanks man. I quite like spiders. We had a wasp's nest once in the attic, they encased it in silk and turned it into a larder. Things I think help with the spiders was repositioning Aragog's legs and, funnily enough, that one of the big Acromantula's came with two sets of the right legs, so I just flipped them 180: adds movement. That and, of course, my new favourite paint, Vallejo Deck Tan.

youwashock wrote:That's a lot of arachnid-ing going on there. Metallo looks REALLY good. Love that green. Also a fan of how He-Is-Risen Supes is turning out. I have always liked his brief Punisher look.

Cheers. Vallejo greens are just amazing (Heavy Green > Sick Green > Livery Green) - it's their orc and goblin skin selection. I'm not a huge fan of the black suit but I really enjoyed Tales from the Dark Multiverse: Death of Superman (came out yesterday): Lois as Eradicator is ace, and it reminded me I needed to get on with the dude himself.

Dr H wrote:Nice work on the many many things.

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.

Hmm, what? I've been busy. ADD tentacles! What? If it's non-biological, add cables.

I have actually got cable reels to add to it, funnily enough! And thanks.

Theophony wrote:Spiders are horrifyingly good. I was wanting to make a spider army for KOW a while back. These look amazing.

Aw shucks thanks. Did you manage to get yourself a Black Suit-erman?

I need to reorganize my DC collection, as my DCU stuff is now more substantial than my BMG. In starting to do so, however, I found my Gorilla Grodd crew, so very happy.

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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 be
Liberated Grot Land Raida






Belgium

7 layers on that unicorn? A lot of work, but it's worth the effort as af as I can tell. Lovely white!

Loving the spiders as well, very realistic looking.

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 us
Longtime Dakkanaut




Wisconsin

So much going on all the time here! White looks grand, superman as punisher would be a terrifying foe. An excellent Metallo!
   
Made in gb
Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

CommissarKhaine wrote:7 layers on that unicorn? A lot of work, but it's worth the effort as af as I can tell. Lovely white!

Loving the spiders as well, very realistic looking.

Thanks, I'm glad to see the back of it though. I enjoyed the spiders more than I expceted.
Yorkright wrote: So much going on all the time here! White looks grand, superman as punisher would be a terrifying foe. An excellent Metallo!

Much obliged!

There's few things nicer than logging on to dakka and seeing one of your own models on the front page.

Not much going on today. Playing about with gluey water effects (shoddy pic, sorry)


Oh and this came in the post!

I read the quickstart guide and my brain melted. Going to be... interesting

Superman's done:

Highlightnig silver with white is interesting...


Going to do some more HP pupils later.
Hey ho
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.

 
   
Made in us
[DCM]
Krazed Killa Kan





New York City

Nice work, graven. Keep it up.

Like my Facebook page!

Waaazag da Kan't Stoppable (ORKS) ~6,000 points
Orks-in-Progress, Finished Orks.
Terrain I'm making.
The Darion Sector War Campaign.
Into the Jaws of Hell 40k campaign.
I do commissions. If you are interested send me a PM and we can talk concepts and pricing. 
   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut






Having seen the Dune box and the basilisk all I can think to say is, "Shai-hulud!"
   
Made in us
Near Golden Daemon Caliber





Affton, MO. USA

Get a second basilisk to convert to Dune worm .

I’ll check the front page. I rarely pop by there, quick links to the P&M section, but it’s always nice.

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.

Warboss_Waaazag wrote:Nice work, graven. Keep it up.


youwashock wrote:Having seen the Dune box and the basilisk all I can think to say is, "Shai-hulud!"

Exactly! Worm sign sighted!
Theophony wrote:Get a second basilisk to convert to Dune worm .

I’ll check the front page. I rarely pop by there, quick links to the P&M section, but it’s always nice.

Me too, it's actually incredibly unusual for me to go to the front page first. So it was doubly lovely.

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




Wisconsin

Your plagueburst Crawler is an amazing conversion. Supes looks great!
   
Made in be
Liberated Grot Land Raida






Belgium

Gratz on getting your model on the front page, and nice work on superman!

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 us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

The stallion is beautiful, the spiders are not, the green guys is... well green (and cool). All is well with the world.

   
Made in gb
Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

Yorkright wrote:Your plagueburst Crawler is an amazing conversion. Supes looks great!

Thanks old son. I have plans - and parts - for another two at some point.

CommissarKhaine wrote:Gratz on getting your model on the front page, and nice work on superman!

Cheers chum !

Gitsplitta wrote:The stallion is beautiful, the spiders are not, the green guys is... well green (and cool). All is well with the world.



Whilst all may be well with the world, it is not with me. has blessed me with virulent mucus. Hopefully normal service will resume in a couple of days

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






Snot for the snot god. Get well soon.
   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut




Wisconsin

Papa Nurgle giveth and taketh away, get well soon!
   
Made in us
Near Golden Daemon Caliber





Affton, MO. USA

He’s jealous of you painting all the DC stuff, paint him a few nurglings and see if he calms down.

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.

Thanks guys. I feel a bit less awful. I've been working my way through the Dune rules, gradually, today, along with a bunch of DC comics and Scott Snyder/ Charles Soule's new Image offering, Undiscovered Country, which is excellent.

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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 gb
Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Nice.

Blessings of snot upon ye.

As for Dune, I recently watched some YT videos of Matt Colville and friends playing it (older version with fan-made modifications). May be worth a watch. Long though.





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.

Dr H wrote:Nice.

Blessings of snot upon ye.

As for Dune, I recently watched some YT videos of Matt Colville and friends playing it (older version with fan-made modifications). May be worth a watch. Long though.

Yeah, good video, and useful to see what's changed between versions. Not a bad thing to watch whilst coughing up Nurgle's bounty. Honestly, it's nasty.

So what have I been up to? Really not much. Finished my wasp themed Idris for Gaslands today, that's about it:

Don't know whether they're a bit too clean.

The whole gang


I always think, hey, I'm off sick, I'll get loads done... maybe it's all a sign from Papa that I should paint more Nurgle to ward off his blessings. It's been a long time since I did anything putrelicious. So started Lord Felthious and co. Maybe that will appease the plaguefather.

I did, however, get my review of DUNE done.
Spoiler:

Today we're looking at the re-release of DUNE, the 1979 Avalon Hill classic, one of the "holy-grail" boardgames for collectors and fans alike. With Gale Force 9 (Firefly, Star Trek Ascendancy) now holding the license, you can be pretty confident it's good hands.


It's had some minor tweaks (the gf9 team reckon between 3-5% of the rules) such as it's now ten turns, not 15, with cleaner, clearer rules and more cards to track things (e.g. Bene Gessirit Predictions) and can be played with 2-6 players, though is optimal at 4+ (3 can quickly lead to a 2 vs 1 situation). The art is mostly that of the 1979 version (no dodgy 1984 Sting box art here) with a few extras in the same style.


Now there are, as is often the way these days, playthru videos on YouTube, and I strongly recommend you watch these. Also, the game comes with a quick setup guide, which is very good indeed (available for download here also https://www.gf9games.com/dune/wp-content/uploads/DUNE-Quick-start-Guide.pdf)

Regardless, here's a brief overview. For a game that is entirely about scheming, faction screens are a given. The fact that they contain detailed strategy guides is brilliant and complemented by the accompanying faction cheat sheets.


It can seem a bit overwhelming but, fortunately, the quick reference cards are very well organised. Although some things seem a little cumbersome - the battle wheels speak of a time when 20-sided dice were not freely available - and the terminology is so deep in the Dune mythos that it can seem inaccessible to newcomers, it's actually more straightforward than it initially seems, with each faction feeling entirely unique and true to Herbert's universe.
For example, the CHOAM phase is the Charity phase - free Spice! - which is an excellent mechanic as it ensures no-one is ever unable to buy their way back into the game. On the other hand, the distinction of between Treachery cards and Traitor cards threw me initially, especially given that when you use a Traitor you declare "Treachery!" which makes no sense to me.

One thing that can't be understated is the sheer quality of the product. Tokens are sturdy and plentiful (without being excessive), the cards and stock feel high quality (very reminiscent of the Firefly decks) and board itself is a thing of utter beauty.

Gameplay itself is designed to emphasise ongoing negotiation and discussion. The fact that it's geared towards cooperation (well, before you stab them in the back) means that for inexperienced players an alliance can help your understanding as much as your chances of victory. You win the game by holding 3 strongholds (or 4 if in an alliance). The game is essentially a reskin of Cosmic Encounter, but with only 6 factions each one is much in-depth and flavourful. I've listed them below, broadly, by complexity.

HARKONNEN
In many ways the most straightforward, very power in the early game, Harkonnen start with 4 traitor cards and double the number of Treachery (battle? cards. Great for new players to learn with.

ATREIDES
Also relatively straightforward, their Limited Precognition allows them to peak at unrevealed Treachery cards, meaning you're less at risk of wasting precious Spice.

EMPEROR
What the Emperor has is money. When you buy cards, if there's an Emperor player, they get the Spice you pay. It's fair to say they're never short of a bob. As a result they're relatively easy for the novice, and always a good partner to ally with.

GUILD
The Guild have a similar mechanic to the Emperor, but instead it's whenever a player transfers Reserve forces to the planet's surface (which they do a lot, as this is a brutal game) that they gain the Spice spent. Guild also have an interesting variant Victory condition which is that, if no-one wins by the end of the game, THEY automatically win as it's in the guild's interest for no one faction to have control of the planet.

FREMEN
Unsurprisingly, the Fremen don't play like the other factions. They never have to pay to transfer troops from offworld, can travel twice as far, and if they reveal a Sandworm they can ride it to any other territory on the board (rather than being eaten). They also have a variant victory condition that allows them to win at the end if they control the Sietches. Personally, I love that they feel very different yet still fit the gameplay.

BENE GESSIRIT
By far the most complex are the Sisterhood. Their ability, the Voice, allows you to compel people to play specific card types in battle, which requires a lot of educated deduction. Their variant victory condition is to predict which player will win the game, and on which turn - and if you're right, all other players lose, and you alone are victorious (even if in an alliance). Hard to pull off, and can make other players wary of allying with you at all.

DUNE really is a stunningly good game, a fitting tribute to both Herbert and the Avalon Hill original. This is a boardgame gamer's game, through and through, though will undoubtedly appeal to fans of the universe primarily. I would stress not to be put off if you're not familiar with the setting, however, as you'd be missing out on an absolute treat. After all, the spice must flow...


Still, back to normality tomorrow. May even return to some sort of p&m pace
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.

 
   
Made in us
Near Golden Daemon Caliber





Affton, MO. USA

I think Idris and the Japanese gang can get away with not being as grimey. All the electricity shooting off these guys would repel dirt.

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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