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Life on Mars (Dolmot) vs. Quar split decision (Curt)

Life on Mars (Dolmot)
374 (80.4%)
Quar split decision (Curt)
91 (19.6%)

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Voting closed: June 22, 2013, 10:30:58 PM

Author Topic: Round 10 - Life on Mars vs. Quar split decision  (Read 5460 times)

Offline Overlord

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Round 10 - Life on Mars vs. Quar split decision
« on: June 15, 2013, 10:30:58 PM »


2020 Lead Tally: Acq: 131 Ptd: 068  Total: -063
2019 Lead Tally: Acq: 374 Ptd: 022  Total: -352
2009-18 Tally:  Acq: 1809 Ptd: 650  Total: -1159

Offline Uncle Mike

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Re: Round 10 - Life on Mars vs. Quar split decision
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2013, 01:12:51 AM »
Brilliant Dolmot!!!

Offline Dr Mathias

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Re: Round 10 - Life on Mars vs. Quar split decision
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2013, 02:22:13 AM »
Dolmot! Fantastic job on those psychic/mutant Scrunts  :-* ... kicking myself for not ever picking them up. Not even sure who produces them now...

Great job on the Quar, love that camo on the tank!!!
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Re: Round 10 - Life on Mars vs. Quar split decision
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2013, 05:09:21 AM »
oooh, nooo....
now I can't vote for both you know.....

Offline Thantsants

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Re: Round 10 - Life on Mars vs. Quar split decision
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2013, 07:35:25 AM »
Bob Olley Scrunts  8)

Love the Alien mutants too!

Great job on the Quar and their Dazzle tank.

Offline magokiron

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Re: Round 10 - Life on Mars vs. Quar split decision
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2013, 03:37:01 PM »
Once again, a hard match.

Thank to both for sharing such beautiful minis and paint jobs.

Best wishes.
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Offline ollv

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Re: Round 10 - Life on Mars vs. Quar split decision
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2013, 03:50:40 PM »
Great job Dolmot. I love your green aliens and the scrunts are superb too.  :-*

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Re: Round 10 - Life on Mars vs. Quar split decision
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2013, 05:01:50 PM »
I love the use of red and green Dolmot.  The red sky is particularily effective.

The Quar look good too.  The blue snouts kind of make them look like duck-billed platypus.
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Re: Round 10 - Life on Mars vs. Quar split decision
« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2013, 03:11:37 PM »
Lovely work Dolmont, those 'spawning pool' thingys look particularly cool.

Curt

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Re: Round 10 - Life on Mars vs. Quar split decision
« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2013, 03:05:14 PM »
this time, the "green" made it ... though it was an aweful tough choice! Well done, both of you!

thanks and best wishes
DK
« Last Edit: June 23, 2013, 09:38:27 AM by Drachenklinge »
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Offline Dolmot

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Re: Round 10 - Life on Mars vs. Quar split decision
« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2013, 12:56:04 PM »
OK, thanks to all fans of Bolley's weirdness and my colouring-in attempts. lol In several places it was deeply puzzling to figure out what's going on in those minis...

This round took a bit more planning than the rest. For most of the league I was just trying to advance my mythos project and to reduce the corresponding lead pile. On round 1 I managed to shoehorn in more cultists. The civil war bonus I skipped. However, this one had quite lucrative bonus points so I decided to see what I've got. After contemplating a couple of other ideas, I realised there were still five scrunts and five creatures in the Bolley box. What a handy coincidence. Besides, I had already painted some for the finale of season 4 so why not continue the tradition? If it's VSF, surely it must count as SF too. Then I found the Blue Moon's semi-Victorian gun from a shop in Vancouver (my only purchase specifically for the league this year) and finally painted a pack of Otherworld's puddles. I didn't abandon CoC entirely because those double as small shoggoths. :)

I have mixed feelings about sci-fi gaming. While the genre could open endless possibilities, it often seems to converge to humans (or common fantasy races) in rounded plastic armour toting generic ray guns. Boring. Is that everything people can come up with in the vastness of time and space? I prefer weirdness...like psychic scrunts...and mutants...and Quar...and Occulites. The only reason I haven't bought Quar yet is that there's enough other stuff in the sci-fi pile already with no coherent plans of ever playing it. Respect to everyone who has managed to buy and paint them. Excellent choice. :)

The final problem was finding a backdrop. For aforementioned reasons, I haven't painted much sci-fi terrain so I had to improvise. What I found was a sheet of cork, a few volcanic rocks I had brought from Iceland and a dark orange t-shirt. Could it really work? I think it did, well enough for a hurried photo shoot.

I'm not entirely sure about the role of those puddles. Originally they were supposed to be some kind of spawning pools or semi-sentient things but after shoving them in the front to make a compact scene they also look a bit like casualties from that strange gun. Pick your favourite interpretation. Odd things happen on Mars.

Right, enough rambling for now, I think. Thanks to everyone contributing to the league in any way. I may post more wrap-up commentary later in the league topic. Maybe this weekend I have recovered enough to paint something again. lol
« Last Edit: June 22, 2013, 12:57:36 PM by Dolmot »

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Re: Round 10 - Life on Mars vs. Quar split decision
« Reply #11 on: June 24, 2013, 01:14:29 AM »
Now that the League is over (and back-slapping congratulations to all involved) you can see some more (and better) pics of my Quar over at my blog:

http://analogue-hobbies.blogspot.ca/2013/06/my-final-entry-to-lead-painters-league.html

Cheers,

Curt

 

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