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Miniatures Adventure => Fantasy Adventures => Topic started by: DeafNala on February 09, 2011, 05:19:45 PM

Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project: 10/03/22 EVEN MORE Mushrooms FINISHED!
Post by: DeafNala on February 09, 2011, 05:19:45 PM
The Red Brotherhood is an UberGoblin (counts as Orcs) & Goblin War Band meant for the Mordheim setting...mostly.
On UberGoblins: UberGoblins don't start out very Uber at all. They are the product of a variety of Mad Cap Mushroom with an unusually high concentration of Funeroid. The side effects of this substance causes an increase in size & muscle mass along with a noticeable decrease in common sense...a rare quality in Night Goblins at best.
Whereas Orcs generally choose leaders who are great, hulking, muscle bound psychopaths, Night Goblins choose UberGoblin leaders who are cunning, sneaky, drug crazed, muscle bound psychopaths. (in the background Gracey Slick wails out White Rabbit)

AND NOW, in no particular order, THE RED BROTHERHOOD:

Head Honcho, The Grand Poobah & Guiding Light, Wastrel McWhack:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/WHFB/Goblins/026WastrelMcWhack01.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/WHFB/Goblins/028WastrelMcWhack03.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/WHFB/Goblins/032WastrelMcWhack07.jpg)

Greedy, Logistics Specialist cum Beast of Burden:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/WHFB/Goblins/041Greedy07.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/WHFB/Goblins/040Greedy06.jpg)

The Squigherders, Barf:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/WHFB/Goblins/047Barf01.jpg)

Bait:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/WHFB/Goblins/049Barf03.jpg)

& Belch:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/WHFB/Goblins/058Belch01.jpg)

The Squigs, Fang:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/WHFB/Goblins/046Fang05.jpg)

Ripper:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/WHFB/Goblins/063Ripper01.jpg)

Bunky:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/WHFB/Goblins/084Bunkey05.jpg)

Dog Lip:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/WHFB/Goblins/124DogLip01.jpg)

Yucky:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/WHFB/Goblins/133Yucky05.jpg)

& Plop

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/WHFB/Goblins/134Plop01.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/WHFB/Goblins/137Plop04.jpg)

Fast Eddy the Troll:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/WHFB/Troll/001FastEddieTroll01.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/WHFB/Troll/007FastEddieTroll07.jpg)

The rest of the Lads will be up in a bit...once my eyes can focus again.
Comments & Critiques of the Lads thus far are MOST WELCOME...more or less.


Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs...Oh My! Pic Heavy Mordheim War Band
Post by: Bloodysword on February 09, 2011, 05:28:33 PM
Great job! You can tell they have no comman sense because they bothered to learn Latin.  How have they done in your battles?  I would imagine them being very eratic.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs...Oh My! Pic Heavy Mordheim War Band
Post by: DeafNala on February 09, 2011, 06:07:12 PM
Thanks, Amigo!
As far as their prowess on the bloody streets of Mordheim, it was long stretches of ASTONISHING MEDIOCRITY with rare moments of AMAZING BRILLIANCE. Regardless of how they fared, they were a joy to play & provided continuous entertainment for all involved. You really need a strong sense of the absurd to truly enjoy playing a Night Goblin War Band...congenital idiocy helps.

I'll continue to wade through the 130+photos that Amigo Edwin took until I have all the Lads posted.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs...Oh My! Pic Heavy Mordheim War Band
Post by: DeafNala on February 09, 2011, 07:21:56 PM
AND YET MORE...

UberGoblin Rowdy:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/WHFB/Goblins/068Rowdy01.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/WHFB/Goblins/073Rowdy06.jpg)

UberGoblin O'Phooey:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/WHFB/Goblins/075OPhooey01.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/WHFB/Goblins/076OPhooey02.jpg)

UberGoblin Kill'em:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/WHFB/Goblins/085KillEmOHell01.jpg)

UberGoblin Raunchy:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/WHFB/Goblins/091RaunchyMcShag01.jpg)

UberGoblin Rabid:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/WHFB/Goblins/097Rabid01.jpg)

Drip the Goblin:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/WHFB/Goblins/102Drip01.jpg)

Boomer the Goblin:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/WHFB/Goblins/112Boomer06.jpg)

UberGoblin Merry:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/WHFB/Goblins/117MerryOMuck05.jpg)

Dodgy the Goblin:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/WHFB/Goblins/118Dodgy01.jpg)

Nutjob the Goblin:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/WHFB/Goblins/142Nutjob02.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/WHFB/Goblins/146Nutjob06.jpg)

Ragged the Goblin:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/WHFB/Goblins/148Ragged02.jpg)

Mad-As-A-Loon McGoon, The Shaman:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/WHFB/Goblins/152Mad-As-A-LoonMcGoon01.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/WHFB/Goblins/158Mad-As-A-LoonMcGoon07.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/WHFB/Goblins/162Mad-As-A-LoonMcGoon11.jpg)

Bones the Goblin:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/WHFB/Goblins/168Bones02.jpg)

Ringo the Goblin:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/WHFB/Goblins/173Ringo02.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/WHFB/Goblins/175Ringo04.jpg)

AND another sanity break...sort of. There are just a few more to go...I promise.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs...Oh My! Pic Heavy Mordheim War Band
Post by: Sangennaru on February 09, 2011, 07:37:11 PM
wow, really nice conversions!

i like those goblins, their faces are much better than the ork versions! :)


maybe you should take a bit less close pictures, because the macro at this distance has the undesired effect to evidence every detail... also the unwanted ones!
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs...Oh My! Pic Heavy Mordheim War Band
Post by: DeafNala on February 09, 2011, 07:56:47 PM
AND back again...

The McGrunge Brothers
Nefarious:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/WHFB/Goblins/178NefariousMcGrunge01.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/WHFB/Goblins/181NefariousMcGrunge04.jpg)

& Felonious:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/WHFB/Goblins/183FeloniousMcGrunge01.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/WHFB/Goblins/186FeloniousMcGrunge04.jpg)

UberGoblin Roach:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/WHFB/Goblins/192Roach05.jpg)

O'Leery the Goblin

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/WHFB/Goblins/193OLeery01.jpg)

AND last & most certainly least, Weedy the Goblin:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/WHFB/Goblins/198Weedy01.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/WHFB/Goblins/202Weedy05.jpg)

I was wrong...the Over Enthusiastic One took 219 photos. If anyone would like different views of any of the Wretched Rogues, I would be more or less delighted to accommodate them.

Comments, Critique, & awards for bloody minded tenacity are MOST WELCOME.

Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs...Oh My! Pic Heavy Mordheim War Band
Post by: Thantsants on February 09, 2011, 08:51:30 PM
Bloody-minded tenacity - 1st place
Goblin-inspired lunacy - 1st place

Absolutely love the names and character you've given these gobbos and I especially like the snotling tied to the squig herders prod! Inspired me to find a similar littler blighter to strap to the back of one of my archer's shields!  :D
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs...Oh My! Pic Heavy Mordheim War Band
Post by: DeafNala on February 09, 2011, 09:24:53 PM
Thanks, Guys!
@Sangennaru: I agree that the images are just too large. You really can't expect a mini blown up to that size to look as good as it does in real life...unless you boast a far greater talent than moi. All things considered, I was pleased with how well the faces look. My friend Edwin may have gotten a tad carried away when he took the photos.

@Thantsants: Bait comes attached to the Squig Prodder of the old metal Squig Herder...I consider it one of Citadel's nicer details.
In an old White Dwarf, Gav Thorpe was saying that the Beastmen were like ancient Germans, & the Orcs were Scots. SO I reasoned that if the Orcs were Scots, the Goblins must be Irish. I tried to make the names sound like a derogatory form of Irish names. As a Fellow Fan of Goblin silliness, I was hoping you'd like the Lads.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs...Oh My! Pic Heavy Mordheim War Band
Post by: Pil on February 09, 2011, 10:35:04 PM
Lovely warband and they're so numerous! I tried a Night Goblin warband for Coreheim once (an adapted version of Mordheim) but I never painted a single figure, and yours have much more character. Well done!
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs...Oh My! Pic Heavy Mordheim War Band
Post by: DeafNala on February 09, 2011, 11:35:18 PM
Thanks for the kind words, Pil!
I'm familiar with Coreheim. Asp (the Guy who wrote them) was for a time a member of Tom's Boring Mordheim Forum where I'm one of the Mods. They seem to be a good alternate set of rules.
There's one mini left to be photographed & one I left out. There are so many of them partly due to a high attrition rate & mostly because I love painting Goblins of all sorts.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs...Oh My! Pic Heavy Mordheim War Band
Post by: Thantsants on February 10, 2011, 12:13:00 AM
Can't have too many Gobbos!

Currently assembling a bit of a warband too - old citadel stuff of course...  ;)
 
Only got about 50 of the little devils so far...  >:D
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs...Oh My! Pic Heavy Mordheim War Band
Post by: DeafNala on February 10, 2011, 01:22:47 AM
Can't have too many Gobbos!

Currently assembling a bit of a warband too - old citadel stuff of course...  ;)
 
Only got about 50 of the little devils so far...  >:D

You are a Man after my own heart...the only amount of Goblins a man can have is not enough. I have quite a stockpile of the type pictured here; PLUS there is a shop in distant Beaumont, Book Stan II, that is a TREASURE TROVE of old Citadel minis...they even have Gorkamorka. Old Captain John & I are hoping to make a Spring Pilgrimage.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs...Oh My! Pic Heavy Mordheim War Band
Post by: Damien on February 10, 2011, 01:57:40 AM
Hi DeafNala, somehow I missed this post. Lovely painting as usual, I really like the bases and the mushrooms, did you use green stuff? Some great concepts here

Damien
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs...Oh My! Pic Heavy Mordheim War Band
Post by: DeafNala on February 10, 2011, 02:59:04 AM
Thanks, Damien! I'm glad you like the little Rogues.
I use Plumbers Epoxy for the bases, most of my mushrooms, scrolls, et al; it's similar to Milliput. The little mushrooms on some of the bases are the plastic one's that came with the 6th Edidtion G.W. Night Goblins.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs...Oh My! Pic Heavy Mordheim War Band
Post by: Muskie on February 10, 2011, 04:50:28 AM
Nice!

I joined a Mordheim league and painted up a bunch of my OOP Ork and Goblin figs as my gang.  The end result people demanded I paint all 150 plus unpainted goblins...  We only played Mordheim once or twice.  Perhaps if I hosted...  Anyway I'm sorta gaming group less, don't have a big and nice enough place to host, and apparently I have to start thinking Lead Painter League style...  Not sure I like the super super golbins but I like the idea of an O&G warband.  New O&G models previewed today on GW's website.

Gotta run and get offline...
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs...Oh My! Pic Heavy Mordheim War Band
Post by: phreedh on February 10, 2011, 05:41:13 AM
Great goblins! Usually not a fan of lettered bases, but you've done a very good job on yours! Like the painting style too - don't know how, but it makes these newfangled minis look retrolicious! Well done!
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs...Oh My! Pic Heavy Mordheim War Band
Post by: spevna on February 12, 2011, 12:01:20 PM
That is one of the most characterful warbands I have seen. Great stuff.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs...Oh My! Pic Heavy Mordheim War Band
Post by: DeafNala on February 12, 2011, 01:09:56 PM
Thanks for the kind words, Guys!

@Muskie: I can identify with the "grouplessness". It seems all the minis I've done for the last couple of decades have been for Folks other than myself to game with, but, since I feel that every Toy Soldier has the inalienable right to be played with, I guess this is okay...mostly.

@phreedh: I mostly did the lettered bases because I couldn't remember the names...another case ofimminent senility.
I LOVE the 6th Edition Goblins...esspecially the Night Goblins; they're such merry looking psycopaths. They look like rejects from Tim Burton's Labyrinth.

@spevna: these photos are for you. Mad Maxx's Marvelous Mechanical Ogre (a Rackham mini) was going to be my "counts as" Ogre Hired Sword...I never accumulated enough loot to hire him.

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/WHFB/Goblins/011MadMaxxsMarvelousMechanicalOgre01.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/WHFB/Goblins/013MadMaxxsMarvelousMechanicalOgre03.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/WHFB/Goblins/019MadMaxxsMarvelousMechanicalOgre09.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/WHFB/Goblins/022MadMaxxsMarvelousMechanicalOgre12.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/WHFB/Goblins/024MadMaxxsMarvelousMechanicalOgre13.jpg)

I'm not really crazy about the photos; they show up every little fault all too well.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs...Oh My! Pic Heavy Mordheim War Band
Post by: Thantsants on February 12, 2011, 08:45:14 PM
That is one cool mini - love the little pilots in the arms!
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs...Oh My! Pic Heavy Mordheim War Band
Post by: DeafNala on February 12, 2011, 09:35:10 PM
Thanks, Amigo! Rackham made some really comical Goblin pieces...oh why didn't I buy them when I had the chance?...stupidity comes to mind. The Little Guys in the arms & the mushroom shaped exhaust cover are my favorite bits...another instance of that "great minds" thingy.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs...Oh My! Pic Heavy Mordheim War Band
Post by: DeafNala on April 30, 2011, 12:45:45 PM
This really isn't much of an update, but one does one's best...& so do I.
Himself finally photoed the last of the Red Brotherhood.
The Brothers Dimm:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/WHFB/Goblins/BrosDimm-01.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/WHFB/Goblins/BrosDimm-04.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/WHFB/Goblins/BrosDimm-05.jpg)

AND, while he isn't actually part of the Red Botherhood, he was in the area when the photos were taken...SO:
The Dread(ful) Highwayman, Dick Turnip, & his (Ig)Noble Mount, Night Train:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/WHFB/Goblins/DickTurnipNighttrain-01.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/WHFB/Goblins/DickTurnipNighttrain-03.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/WHFB/Goblins/DickTurnipNighttrain-04.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/WHFB/Goblins/DickTurnipNighttrain-05.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/WHFB/Goblins/DickTurnipNighttrain-06.jpg)

Barring the vague possibility of a Group Portrait, that's the last of the Lads.
As always comments & critiques are MOST WELCOME...mostly.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs, Oh My! Mordheim War Band: Final Update 4/30/11
Post by: Bloodysword on May 01, 2011, 01:16:20 AM
Dick Turnip is the kind of figure that you game with and never want to die.  It has alot of character.  The marvelous mechcanical is very cool as well.  I think we need a group shot.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs, Oh My! Mordheim War Band: Final Update 4/30/11
Post by: Kanvass on May 01, 2011, 11:58:20 AM
I bow down in absolute awe of this thread. I love anything Goblin related and this was some of the best I've seen.

You sir, are awesome  :D
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs, Oh My! Mordheim War Band: Final Update 4/30/11
Post by: DeafNala on May 01, 2011, 12:59:33 PM
Thanks, Guys. Positive feedback is always a motivating factor with moi...at my age motivation is sometimes hard to come by.

Dick Turnip is the kind of figure that you game with and never want to die.  It has alot of character.
I've noticed that new units, well done minis, & minis with cool names are all DOOMED...it has something to do with poetic justice.

I love anything Goblin related and this was some of the best I've seen.  :D

Goblins are definitely my favorite minis; they appeal to my sense of the absurd & underlying silly nature. Being the ultimate underdogs is also a positive with moi. I have more of the Little Buggers posted around this section.

Addendum: If you're interested in seeing more:
http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=26784.0
&
http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=26103.0
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs, Oh My! Mordheim War Band: Final Update 4/30/11
Post by: Thantsants on May 02, 2011, 09:32:56 PM
Dick Turnip - good one Deafnala - I like his trusty steed too!  lol

Nice touch with the Brothers Dimm both holding onto the spear! 

Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs, Oh My! Mordheim War Band: Final Update 4/30/11
Post by: DeafNala on May 03, 2011, 11:42:58 AM
Thanks, Thantsants...glad you liked the Lads. Like yourself, I enjoy coming up with names for the characters. The Bros. are one of G.W's Gnoblars with Goblin heads, a shields, & a couple of feet.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs, Oh My! Mordheim War Band: Final Update 4/30/11
Post by: Damien on May 11, 2011, 02:50:47 AM
I don`t know how I missed this post! I hope you are not sick of hearing this but I really like your painting style and your bases (and the naming of your minis). The brothers Dimm are really fun but the Highwayman Dick Turnip is something else; he reminds me of an Empire noble with his silks and dueling pistols.


All your posts are very original, keep them coming

Damien
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs, Oh My! Mordheim War Band: Final Update 4/30/11
Post by: Delaney on May 11, 2011, 07:15:52 AM
Group shot!
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs, Oh My! Mordheim War Band: Final Update 4/30/11
Post by: DeafNala on May 11, 2011, 11:55:43 AM
Thanks MUCHO for the kind words, Guys.

I don`t know how I missed this post! I hope you are not sick of hearing this but I really like your painting style and your bases (and the naming of your minis). The brothers Dimm are really fun but the Highwayman Dick Turnip is something else; he reminds me of an Empire noble with his silks and dueling pistols.


All your posts are very original, keep them coming

Damien

A bit of morale boosting never gets old, Amigo. I think I posted it while you were occupied elsewhere.
With the Goblins adding little things to put them into non-traditional professions is one of those things I really enjoy doing...I've done a bunch of inappropriate Goblins with more underway. The "Dick Turnip" nom de Goblin is a take off on the infamous Highwayman, Dick Turpin...as opposed to the silent film comedian, Ben Turpin.

Group shot!

I'm trying to convince Edwin, who has the minis & is doing the photography, to take a Group Portrait for posterity & the "Wanted Dead or Whatever" posters...so far he's ignoring me.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs, Oh My! Mordheim War Band: Final Update 4/30/11
Post by: Anatoli on May 11, 2011, 01:56:21 PM
These look awesome! Lovely contrasts and very cool conversions!
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs, Oh My! Mordheim War Band: Final Update 4/30/11
Post by: Pil on May 11, 2011, 01:57:49 PM
Great updates DeafNala! The gobbo with the wolf is awesome, as is the Rackham Ogre and the brothers. Well, I love all these little buggers so well done!  :-*
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs, Oh My! Mordheim War Band: Final Update 4/30/11
Post by: Damien on May 11, 2011, 03:56:24 PM
Pressure Mr.Edwin to get that group shot going or you could give us his email and we'll flood his email account with requests  :D



Damien
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs, Oh My! Mordheim War Band: Final Update 4/30/11
Post by: DeafNala on May 11, 2011, 06:06:16 PM
Thanks again. You are motivating moi to come up with some encore pieces; thus the next batch of Horrors will be all your fault...alibis like excuses are valued assets.
I've e-mailed Edwin about the Group Shot. Since he owes me a few $s, I have a point of leverage...or he might be in hiding.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs, Oh My! Mordheim War Band: Final Update 4/30/11
Post by: TheMightyFlip on May 11, 2011, 06:38:33 PM
Excellent stuff, I love your use of reds with the greenies.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs, Oh My! Mordheim War Band: Final Update 4/30/11
Post by: DeafNala on May 12, 2011, 09:57:26 AM
Thanks for the kind words, Flip! As you guessed, red is my favorite color; with Goblins being my favorite minis, all that red is inevitable.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs, Oh My! Mordheim War Band: Final Update 4/30/11
Post by: Rochie on May 12, 2011, 11:51:59 AM
From one greenskin to another, these are crackin! My favourite hands down is mr. Turnip, an excellent kitbash!
But now you have me wanting to paint more goblins!! AAAARRRGH!!!!
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs, Oh My! Mordheim War Band: Final Update 4/30/11
Post by: DeafNala on May 12, 2011, 12:28:29 PM
Thanks, Rochie! Funny thing is I seem to be getting the same urge to paint YET MORE Goblins...which I'm doing as we speak...so to speak. Here are a couple more experimental Night Goblins & Friends...imagine what kind of social life one would have if he/she/it had sought out Goblins for friends:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/IMG_2633.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/IMG_2634.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/IMG_2635.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/IMG_2636.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/IMG_2637.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/IMG_2638.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/IMG_2639.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/IMG_2640.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/IMG_2641.jpg)

The Stump Guy promised not to eat the others Folk if I'd take his picture with the Lads...I took it anyway.

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/IMG_2632.jpg)

Comments & critiques are, as always, MOST WELCOME...mostly.

Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs, Oh My! Mordheim War Band: Update 5/12/11
Post by: Pil on May 12, 2011, 01:38:51 PM
Faboulous! I prefer your green skin colour over the tan one, but otherwise these are just as awesome! I love the orange ogre and the nose on mr. Stump. I also love the rest of the little buggers of course!
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs, Oh My! Mordheim War Band: Update 5/12/11
Post by: DeafNala on May 12, 2011, 02:18:50 PM
Thanks, Pil. I'm still experimenting with the skin tones. When I first got into Fantasy it was with T.S.R's D&D; Goblins were a burnt orange back then. White Dwarf exposure turned the Little Rogues green. SO I was tending to a retro look for the above ground Goblin types & a sand colored, albino look for the subterranean Lads; getting some reaction will probably determine which way I go...I'm SO easily influenced...sometimes.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs, Oh My! Mordheim War Band: Update 5/12/11
Post by: Anatoli on May 12, 2011, 02:54:16 PM
I prefer the alternative greenskin color  :D

It makes the models look so much better and interesting  :)

The tree is fantastic btw !
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs, Oh My! Mordheim War Band: Update 5/12/11
Post by: DeafNala on May 13, 2011, 11:04:56 AM
Thanks for the feedback, Anatoli...I value your opinion. I'm torn between the various skin tone options; while I like the sand & burnt orange look, I've been doing the Goblins in green for so long it seems strange to be doing them differently...plus I rather like how the green turns out. Being indecisive can be SO annoying...most times.


Here's an example of the burnt orange:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/WHFB/Hobgoblin%20Infantry/BoobalaKhan-01.jpg)
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs, Oh My! Mordheim War Band: Update 5/12/11
Post by: AndrewBeasley on May 14, 2011, 07:09:19 AM
I just love the burnt orange - consider it stolen  :D
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs, Oh My! Mordheim War Band: Update 5/12/11
Post by: DeafNala on May 14, 2011, 01:01:41 PM
Thanks, Amigo. Feel free to make off with anything you like; inspiring a bit of theft is better than inspiring gag reactions.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs, Oh My! Mordheim War Band: Update 5/12/11
Post by: Damien on May 14, 2011, 03:41:50 PM
Hello DeafNala, I really like the skin tones on your goblins, personally I like an army of goblins with different skin tones. The tree man is awesome  :o, where is he from? He is painted really well, especially his face. The hobgoblin is ace, I like the skin tone but really like his shield (did the mini come with that shield?).


Damien
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs, Oh My! Mordheim War Band: Update 5/12/11
Post by: DeafNala on May 14, 2011, 04:48:36 PM
Thanks, Damien. The idea of various skin tones is reminiscent of Rackham's approach...I really  like the idea.
The Tree/Stump Guy is one of my Spooky Woodland Folk. He's a floral foam cone got wild; he does have an endearing smile & a noble nose...kind of.
The Hobgoblin's shield is one of the one's that come with G.W's plastic Goblins. The wicker shield fit with my image of the Hobgoblins & their Chaos Dwarf employers.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs, Oh My! Mordheim War Band: Update 5/12/11
Post by: Thantsants on May 15, 2011, 04:19:15 PM
Mr Stump is indeed fantastic! Lovely colouring on the nose and eyes!

The cheeky chap peering out from behind the ogre is another nice touch!  lol

Orange does seem kind of right for hobgobbos - got a couple of that tone myself.

Its a nice idea having different skin tones but I found it a bit time consuming when I tried it for one of my LPL entries.

Excellent work as always my friend!  :D
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs, Oh My! Mordheim War Band: Update 5/12/11
Post by: DeafNala on May 16, 2011, 02:01:04 PM
Thanks MUCHO, Amigo!
I can see where the varied skin tones would be time consuming to the point of impracticability...that's what probably appeals to moi. The Goblins offer a silly counterpoint to more serious minis...this also appeals to moi as a basically impractical, silly Old Man.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Mordheim War Band: Goup Shot 5/23/11
Post by: DeafNala on May 23, 2011, 03:07:44 AM
AND NOW, courtesy of Mordheimer, THE PREREQUISITE GROUP PORTRAIT:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/WHFB/Goblins/Ubergoblons/TheUbergoblonsFinal.jpg)

May I have an "OH BABY!"?
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Mordheim War Band: Goup Shot 5/23/11
Post by: Thantsants on May 23, 2011, 06:12:18 AM
Oh Baby!  :-*

Smashing stuff mate!
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Mordheim War Band: Goup Shot 5/23/11
Post by: Bloodysword on May 23, 2011, 10:13:42 AM
That is a great collection.  The way the figures are presented in the picture looks cool as well.  Alot of hours went into that band.  Oh and OH BABY!!.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Mordheim War Band: Goup Shot 5/23/11
Post by: Blackwolf on May 23, 2011, 10:16:37 AM
Cracking! :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Mordheim War Band: Goup Shot 5/23/11
Post by: Pil on May 23, 2011, 11:00:50 AM
Fabulous, what a great collection!
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Mordheim War Band: Goup Shot 5/23/11
Post by: DeafNala on May 23, 2011, 06:01:02 PM
Thanks MUCHO for the kind words, Guys.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Mordheim War Band: Goup Shot 5/23/11
Post by: DeafNala on June 13, 2011, 05:09:40 PM
I sent my friend Tom of Boring Mordheim Forum Fame some Goblins as a surprise...of sorts. Since he was kind enough to take some photos, I thought I'd inflict them on you:

(http://i27.servimg.com/u/f27/13/37/38/11/dsc09410.jpg) (http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=181&u=13373811)

(http://i27.servimg.com/u/f27/13/37/38/11/dsc09411.jpg) (http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=182&u=13373811)

(http://i27.servimg.com/u/f27/13/37/38/11/dsc09412.jpg) (http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=183&u=13373811)

(http://i27.servimg.com/u/f27/13/37/38/11/dsc09413.jpg) (http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=184&u=13373811)

(http://i27.servimg.com/u/f27/13/37/38/11/dsc09414.jpg) (http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=185&u=13373811)

(http://i27.servimg.com/u/f27/13/37/38/11/dsc09415.jpg) (http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=186&u=13373811)

(http://i27.servimg.com/u/f27/13/37/38/11/dsc09416.jpg) (http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=187&u=13373811)

(http://i27.servimg.com/u/f27/13/37/38/11/dsc09417.jpg) (http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=188&u=13373811)

The Tree is, admittedly not a Goblin, but just something I whipped up for Tom's Wood Elves.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Mordheim War Band: Update 6/13/11
Post by: Thantsants on June 13, 2011, 08:18:57 PM
Cracking stuff - particularly like the hornblower - where's he from?
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Mordheim War Band: Update 6/13/11
Post by: phreedh on June 13, 2011, 08:53:29 PM
Love them all, Alan! Great painting as usual and the tree looks very good!
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Mordheim War Band: Update 6/13/11
Post by: inkwell on June 14, 2011, 03:03:04 AM
All hail the Goblin King!!!
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Mordheim War Band: Update 6/13/11
Post by: Drachenklinge on June 14, 2011, 06:15:39 AM
nice painting!

I like that (comic-like?) style of Yours! Quite "contrastial" layers for these colours. This tree on that base looks party like a real "tree" or root of some sort?

best wishes
Drachenklinge
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Mordheim War Band: Update 6/13/11
Post by: DeafNala on June 14, 2011, 11:00:07 AM
Thanks for the kind words, Guys!
The Goblins are Dragon Rune minis available from Armorcast:
http://armorcast.com/store/index.php?cPath=116_125_131
AND the trunk of the tree is a pecan tree branch. I live in the middle of a pecan tree grove; periodically they bombard the Folk on the ground with nuts & branches of various lengths...pecan trees have attitude issues.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Mordheim War Band: Update 6/13/11
Post by: Pil on June 14, 2011, 11:02:23 AM
Hehehehehe  :D

Great paintwork again and you seem to manage to find the best goblin models everytime, failing that, you make them awesome yourself!  :-*
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Mordheim War Band: Update 6/13/11
Post by: DeafNala on June 14, 2011, 04:25:03 PM
Thanks, Pil! There is just something about Goblins; it probably is their innate silliness that, being an innately silly Old Man, appeals to moi. At any rate, no matter what other thingies I have planned, I always come back to the little Rogues.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & SquigsEt Al!: Update 8/12/11
Post by: DeafNala on August 12, 2011, 06:46:56 PM
THIS IS A TEST...sort of!

Using my new but still Demonically Possessed Camera of Continual Contrariness, I've taken theses astoundingly mediocre photos of the latest additions to The Spooky Woods. Once I've figured out the macro thingy I'll inflict individual close-ups on you.

The prototype & only remaining W.I.P. piece from the initial bunch:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/IMG_2656.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/IMG_2657.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/IMG_2658.jpg)

AND the finished Whatevers:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0015.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0016.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0019.jpg)

As always your comments & critiques are MOST WELCOME...mostly.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Spooky Woods: Update 8/12/11
Post by: Deep One on August 12, 2011, 10:27:49 PM
Fantastic!
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Spooky Woods: Update 8/12/11
Post by: matakishi on August 13, 2011, 12:58:05 AM
Wow! I missed this thread and yet what wonders it contains. Excellent figures of course but the trees are my favourite, such character  :-*
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Spooky Woods: Update 8/12/11
Post by: DeafNala on August 13, 2011, 12:04:44 PM
Thanks MUCHO, Guys! I'm delighted you like my Little Horrors...positive feedback means a lot to moi.
The Mushroom & Trees have proved to be the most enjoyable & satisfying pieces I've ever produced. It's probably because, aside from the Live Oak & Pecan wood that God takes credit for, it all comes from within moi...yet another sign of Imminent Senility.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Spooky Woods: Update 8/12/11
Post by: DeafNala on August 13, 2011, 12:05:30 PM
AND NOW, as warned, THE CLOSE-UPS from HELL!:
I've restrained myself, thus far, from naming them all.

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0026.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0028.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0029.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0030.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0032.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0037.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0038.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0043.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0045.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0046.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0047.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0050.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0051.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0052.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0053.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0054.jpg)

As always your...& I do mean you..feedback is GREATLY APPRECIATED!
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Spooky Woods: Update 8/12/11
Post by: Christian on August 13, 2011, 12:23:07 PM
Who me?

This is some really great stuff, I love the trees!
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Spooky Woods: Update 8/12/11
Post by: DeafNala on August 13, 2011, 12:44:06 PM
Thank, Christian! As the blurb said I GREATLY APPRECIATE the feedback...I'm glad you liked the Woodsy Beastys.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Spooky Woods: Update 8/14/11 Close-ups
Post by: DeafNala on August 14, 2011, 01:18:19 PM
AND NOW THE FLOEDEBOLLE TREE from HELL!:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0063-1.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0064.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0065.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0070-1.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0071-1.jpg)

The photo of the notorious Dwarven Bandito, Johann Ringo, is included for a size comparison:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/DSCN0074.jpg)

Sure don't leave a comment or critique & break an Old Man's heart.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Spooky Woods: Update 8/14/11 Close-ups
Post by: matakishi on August 14, 2011, 02:32:32 PM
Excellent stuff. I particularly like your colour choices, very bold.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Spooky Woods: Update 8/14/11 Close-ups
Post by: Argonor on August 14, 2011, 06:57:06 PM
Where did you get 'FLOEDEBOLLE' from??

Flødebolle means such a thing in Danish: http://www.google.dk/imgres?imgurl=http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/71/Schaumkuss-1.jpg/220px-Schaumkuss-1.jpg&imgrefurl=http://da.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fl%25C3%25B8debolle&h=209&w=220&sz=7&tbnid=Nt5H6yRmjgHaUM:&tbnh=93&tbnw=98&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dfl%25C3%25B8debolle%26tbm%3Disch%26tbo%3Du&zoom=1&q=fl%C3%B8debolle&docid=vMEtF26NL_DRqM&sa=X&ei=FBpITuvPDYfCtAauxMW6CQ&ved=0CGEQ9QEwCA&dur=16
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Spooky Woods: Update 8/14/11 Close-ups
Post by: DeafNala on August 15, 2011, 10:44:07 AM
Thanks for the comments Guys...yet more motivation1

Where did you get 'FLOEDEBOLLE' from??

Flødebolle means such a thing in Danish: http://www.google.dk/imgres?imgurl=http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/71/Schaumkuss-1.jpg/220px-Schaumkuss-1.jpg&imgrefurl=http://da.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fl%25C3%25B8debolle&h=209&w=220&sz=7&tbnid=Nt5H6yRmjgHaUM:&tbnh=93&tbnw=98&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dfl%25C3%25B8debolle%26tbm%3Disch%26tbo%3Du&zoom=1&q=fl%C3%B8debolle&docid=vMEtF26NL_DRqM&sa=X&ei=FBpITuvPDYfCtAauxMW6CQ&ved=0CGEQ9QEwCA&dur=16


One of the Guys over on Tom's Boring Mordheim Forum uses floedebolle as his Forum name; since I got the inspiration for the faces from a piece he's working on, I figured I'd give him credit by naming the first of The Trees after him...the Father of Invention so to speak. I have no idea if it does or was meant to mean anything, but it does sound cool.
As a side note, I had a rather rotund warrior for Mordheim who I named Karl Von Kummerspeck; kummerspeck is, I believe, a German expression for weight gained due to emotional distress. The literal translation is "grief bacon"...seemed appropriate.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Spooky Woods: Update 8/14/11 Close-ups
Post by: Argonor on August 15, 2011, 11:13:41 AM
Heh...

'Flødebolle' can also be used about a person that is a bit too boastful and self-righteous  lol

As in 'He is such a 'flødebolle''
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Spooky Woods: Update 8/14/11 Close-ups
Post by: DeafNala on August 15, 2011, 11:33:27 AM
Thanks for the info, Argonor. I have a thing about naming all the Little Folk...having an interesting sounding name that actually means something is a real plus.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Spooky Woods: Update 8/14/11 Close-ups
Post by: thenamelessdead on August 16, 2011, 09:56:48 AM
I want some of what you've been taking DeafNala!  o_o

But no, I like your work.  Those uber Gobbo's are very uber indeed.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Spooky Woods: Update 8/14/11 Close-ups
Post by: DeafNala on August 16, 2011, 12:43:53 PM
Thanks MUCHO, Amigo!

I want some of what you've been taking DeafNala!  o_o 

Funny you should mention it, but when working on the Mushrooms & Night Goblins, somewhere in the back of my head Gracie Slick was wailing out White Rabbit.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Spooky Woods: Update 8/14/11 Close-ups
Post by: Mason on August 22, 2011, 11:18:35 AM
I thought it was about time that I left some feedback for your Uber Goblins etc on here.
Having been an avid follower of many of your projects on TBMF, I guess it kinda slipped my mind to comment. Mentally I had already commented many times on how great it all is!

I love your furtile imagination :o :o and your sense of humour. lol lol lol
You are a nutter, Deafnala!
(Those LOVELY trees prove it!)
In the nicest possible way, of course. ;)

Dont know if you have already posted it on here, but saw it on Tom's, I think the guys here should see that underground cavern set-up with mushrooms that you had been working on last time I checked.
Sure they would love it.

Keep 'em coming, Mr D.
Your work is not finished.
Not by a long chalk.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Spooky Woods: Update 8/14/11 Close-ups
Post by: Andrew May on August 22, 2011, 11:46:16 AM
Wow! The forest is insanely brilliant!
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Spooky Woods: Update 8/14/11 Close-ups
Post by: DeafNala on August 22, 2011, 01:54:53 PM
Thanks MUCHO for the kind words, Guys.
There was a Girl I knew whose father told her I was an eccentric, but nuts comes closer to the mark.
@Mason: I haven't inflicted the Maudeheim/Cavern Board on this forum,,,yet. I was in a quandary as to where to post it. I suppose here is as good as any place else; it would keep almost everything in one spot with only Lulu & some Orks lurking about on their own.

I'll post a couple more photo in a bit...consider yourselves warned.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Spooky Woods: Update 8/22/11 Close-ups
Post by: DeafNala on August 22, 2011, 03:51:52 PM
Here's a few shots of The Woods as a whole:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0090.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0092.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0093.jpg)

Some of the local Goblins are contemplating a relocation:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0094.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0097.jpg)

A possible reason for the Exodus:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0089.jpg)

Comments & critiques are as always MOST WELCOME.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Spooky Woods: Update 8/22/11 Close-ups
Post by: HereWego on August 23, 2011, 04:22:51 AM
looks brilliant! Want to see more of your stuff  :-*
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Spooky Woods: Update 8/22/11 Close-ups
Post by: Argonor on August 23, 2011, 06:30:23 AM
Love the wood. Now, get a proper table done for those beauties!  >:D  ;)

(I suspect the 'foam' beneath them are going to be transformed into sometning more befitting..??)
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Spooky Woods: Update 8/22/11 Close-ups
Post by: DeafNala on August 23, 2011, 01:12:39 PM
Thanks again for all the kind & encouraging words, Guys. Each piece I finish stimulates further ideas. Thingys like Homegrown Squig-like Beasties & The Magic Circle of Petrified Trees, aka Stoned Hedge, are looming on the horizon...well actually, over in the corner of The Room.

Love the wood. Now, get a proper table done for those beauties!  >:D  ;)

(I suspect the 'foam' beneath them are going to be transformed into something more befitting..??)

The basic table is complete & awaiting the Thingies from HELL!...mostly. It's a hexagon shaped monster some 6' across that's set up for Geo-Hex tiles The surface is done with a water effect so that uncovered sections will look like streams ponds & such. I've got plans for custom tiles, islands & such.

This is The Beast in an early W.I.P. stage:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/IMG_2535.jpg)

AND with the water effect done:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/IMG_2593.jpg)

I'll post some W.I.P. photos of The Goblin City soon.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Spooky Woods: Update 8/22/11 Close-ups
Post by: Mason on August 23, 2011, 01:21:58 PM
That is AMAZING water effect you have there, Deafnala! :o :o :o

How did you get that effect?
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Spooky Woods: Update 8/22/11 Close-ups
Post by: DeafNala on August 23, 2011, 04:58:40 PM
Thanks, Mason!
I wish I could be more precise, but the water effect was a combination of serendipitous accidents, Divine Intervention, & a generous dollop of bloody-minded tenacity on my part. The first step was Captain John pouring the crack filler (that jug on the table) over the painted blue table top; this worked out okay...the filler dried a dark transparent blue with a slight ripple effect.
He then found he couldn't get anymore without making a very expensive special order; SO we opted for polyurethane for the next couple of layers. This would have worked out if applied properly...thus destroying the story, but preserving the table & some of my sanity. However, ignoring both instructions & [my] reservations, he poured a thick layer of the polyurethane, which dried in a crazy quilt design of irregular lumps & intervening depressions with sections of translucent chunks....he attempted a fix on this by pouring a second thick layer.
At this stage, partially to avoid violence, I was allowed to try my hand at the remedy. I painted the Beasty with a transparent blue glaze & sponged on a half dozen coats of the poly. By itself my method would not have made quite as dramatic an effect as the joint effort.
As a side note: it actually does look better in real life...it has a sparkling reflective quality to it that the photo does not capture.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Spooky Woods: Update 8/22/11 Close-ups
Post by: Funghy-Fipps on August 23, 2011, 09:54:00 PM
That forest's simply one of the most characterful set of scenery I've ever seen.  The skill and imagination of LAFers never ceases to astound me.  Looks like it'd be a real blast to push minis through.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Spooky Woods: Update 8/22/11 Close-ups
Post by: Andrew May on August 24, 2011, 07:15:09 AM
Wow actually looks great! I love the idea of the water table that you can add on top of.  8)
What do you make your trees from?
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Spooky Woods: Update 8/22/11 Close-ups
Post by: white knight on August 24, 2011, 08:43:42 AM
The table looks great and I echo what everyone said about the character of those trees.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Spooky Woods: Update 8/22/11 Close-ups
Post by: DeafNala on August 24, 2011, 01:29:33 PM
Thanks for the very kind words. It's a pleasant surprise getting such a good reaction to my Little Horrors...I'm almost humbled by the experience.

@Andrew: I'm rather poor at explaining the "how-tos" of the things I make; HOWEVER, I'll give it a try. If/when I say something you don't quite get, just mention it & I'll give it a better try.
For the Mushrooms, I have a mini tutorial here:
http://boringmordheimforum.forumieren.com/t4674p100-maudeheim-environs-updated-8-2211
It's in two parts as my "just sculpt the face" seemed rather vague to one of the Guys reading it; so a further explanation was necessary.
The Living Trees; i.e.the ones with foliage, are mostly made from Raffia covered florist wire twisted into a spiral with the heavier branches twisted out from the main trunk.
The smaller branches are regular unwrapped florists wire (22gauge) thats wrapped around the thicker branches & twisted together & into shapes.
The trunk & main branches are covered in plumber's epoxy (similar to Milliput) & the bark is sculpted.
The smaller branches are covered in hot glue that's teased form a rough irregular surface.
The Spooky Trees are made from Pecan & Live Oak branches, twigs, & bark. Branches are made as the smaller branches above, & glued into pre-drilled holes prior to painting.

This one is Live Oak Bark:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0032.jpg)

This one is Pecan:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0097.jpg)

I do submerged roots from tease hot glue radiating out from the trunks to add interest to the bases & stability to the trees:

I hope that makes some sense to you.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Spooky Woods: Update 8/22/11 Close-ups
Post by: Luckyjoe on August 24, 2011, 07:20:19 PM
These are great! I'm partial to Pecan, probably because I love pecan pie. Though I don't think I would eat anything that fell off him.  :)
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Spooky Woods: Update 8/22/11 Close-ups
Post by: Andrew May on August 24, 2011, 09:27:42 PM
Thanks Al, actually made perfect sense!
Cheers! :D
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Spooky Woods: Update 8/22/11 Close-ups
Post by: Spooktalker on August 25, 2011, 02:23:26 AM
These woods are great! I love the mass of the trees and the bark texture. I have a dark woods project that's been in the planning stages for many months, and I think I'll have everything I need to get started in Sept. Seeing these makes me want to get to it that much more!
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Spooky Woods: Update 8/22/11 Close-ups
Post by: DeafNala on August 25, 2011, 03:14:55 PM
Thanks again, Guys! I'm glad the explanation made sense...making sense become more difficult with age.
Giving you a bit of motivation, Spooktalker, is a plus for moi.
AND I too am a pecan pie fancier. With the drought here this year, the trees are dropping their nuts early; so no pies & the prospect of a bad Winter for our squirrels. The premature nuts do, however, make interesting, body snatcher style pods...nothing goes to waste.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Spooky Woods: Update 8/22/11 Close-ups
Post by: Thantsants on August 26, 2011, 10:58:33 PM
Woah - been away too long and nearly missed all the fun here!

Just when I thought you'd hit the pinnacle of daft goblinnery you go on and surpass yourself!

The Woods are absolutely fantastic - love the faces and the sharp tusks in particular - that is going to be one mad game when you get the table done!  :-*
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Spooky Woods: Update 8/22/11 Close-ups
Post by: DeafNala on August 27, 2011, 10:45:51 PM
Thanks, Thantsants! I'm glad you came across the updates...I value your opinion/feedback.
The next Thingy I have going is a circle of petrified haunted/possessed trees...Stoned Hedge. This time I hope to remember some W.I.P. photos.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Spooky Woods: Update 8/22/11 Close-ups
Post by: Thantsants on August 27, 2011, 10:55:04 PM
I would love the concept of Stoned Hedge even if I hadn't seen your amazing evil, tusked trees - can't wait!

Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Spooky Woods: Update 8/22/11 Close-ups
Post by: DeafNala on August 29, 2011, 01:17:47 PM
Hopefully you won't have too long a wait. I have one piece approaching completion; i.e., only the faces left to paint; five with the eyes glued in & the G.Sing ready to be done; AND a central altar-like stump that's only primed.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Spooky Woods: Update 8/22/11 Close-ups
Post by: DeafNala on September 02, 2011, 11:10:59 AM
To prepare you for the finished silliness, here are some TRULY MEDIOCRE photos of the W.I.P. on The Amazing Magical Circle of Continuous Chatter, aka Stoned Hedge:

The Overview:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0103.jpg)

Individual Shots:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0104.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0105.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0106.jpg)

The above one is approaching completion; the ones below are merely primed:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0107.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0108.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0109.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0110.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0111.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0113.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0114.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0115.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0116.jpg)

As always comments, critiques, adulation, & barely veiled threats are MOST WELCOME...mostly.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Spooky Woods: Update 9/2/11 Stoned Hedge W.I.P.
Post by: Doomhippie on September 02, 2011, 11:28:09 AM
Great stuff! You certainly got it right. Those faces look so much part of the structure! Wonderfully done!
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Spooky Woods: Update 9/2/11 Stoned Hedge W.I.P.
Post by: HereWego on September 02, 2011, 02:09:48 PM
 :o Just stunning stuff you showed here!!!  :-*
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Spooky Woods: Update 9/2/11 Stoned Hedge W.I.P.
Post by: Luckyjoe on September 02, 2011, 03:28:34 PM
God, those are wonderful! I love the way the faces blend in with the surface.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Spooky Woods: Update 9/2/11 Stoned Hedge W.
Post by: Mason on September 02, 2011, 04:07:35 PM
Deafnala,
You surpass yourself yet again!

I absolutely love these guys! :-* :-* :-*

You either live in a really spooky place OR the inside of your head is a damn scary place to be!!!
 ;)

Absolutely brilliant, Sir.

Take a bow.
NOW!
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Spooky Woods: Update 9/2/11 Stoned Hedge W.I.P.
Post by: DeafNala on September 02, 2011, 04:49:27 PM
Thank you, one & all, for your kind & encouraging responses to my humble efforts...humility is one of my talents that I'm quite proud of. Good Fellowship is the hallmark of L.A.F..

Deafnala,
You surpass yourself yet again!

I absolutely love these guys! :-* :-* :-*

You either live in a really spooky place OR the inside of your head is a damn scary place to be!!!
 ;) 

To be truthful, the answer is "yes" on both counts. While Texas might not be considered the most bizarre of places, I live in a grove of TRULY SPOOKY Pecan Trees & purportedly Live Oaks. What goes on in my head would probably give Tim Burton a case of the Deep Purple Horrors...I try to avoid all contact with me, but wherever I go; there I am.

Take a bow.

Forgetting once more the proximity of the keyboard, the Old Man wanders off rubbing his forehead.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Spooky Woods: Update 9/2/11 Stoned Hedge W.
Post by: Andrew May on September 02, 2011, 11:00:31 PM
 :o
 :D
 :-*
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Spooky Woods: Update 9/2/11 Stoned Hedge W.
Post by: VoodooInk on September 03, 2011, 02:30:53 AM
:o
 :D
 :-*

What he said!
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Spooky Woods: Update 9/2/11 Stoned Hedge W.I.P.
Post by: Spooktalker on September 04, 2011, 06:19:55 AM
These are really, really fine.  :-*  The texture of the trees and having the way the faces are blended in color-wise really nail it. I'm reminded of all those blanche pics and where the landscape is alive. And I was just looking at the box art of the Grenadier Woodland Adventurers set from 1980 too and there are faces in trees in that art. Lots of history coming alive on your tabletop!  :-*
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Spooky Woods: Update 9/2/11 Stoned Hedge W.I.P.
Post by: Thantsants on September 04, 2011, 08:34:36 AM
Wonderful stuff Deafnala - even just primed they look amazing!  8)
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Spooky Woods: Update 9/2/11 Stoned Hedge W.I.P.
Post by: DeafNala on September 04, 2011, 10:12:16 AM
Thanks for all the kind words, Guys. All the positive commentary is very motivating for moi...gives me a reason to get out of bed in the morning or whenever.

@Thantsants: I find that the white on black primer show off the minis/scenery nicely. I only mentioned that they were primed to forestall the inevitable comment about not caring for mono color scheme & the ensuing explanation of only being a primer coat...of course, I just did the forestalling & explaining anyway.

Things are rapidly evolving in the Fungi contingent of the Spooky Woods...

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0138.jpg)

...if you see what I mean.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Spooky Woods: Update 9/2/11 Stoned Hedge W.I.P.
Post by: white knight on September 04, 2011, 11:52:02 AM
Your forest is getting better and better. I can only echo what everyone said already.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Spooky Woods: Update 9/2/11 Stoned Hedge W.I.P.
Post by: dijit on September 05, 2011, 09:04:49 AM
The forest is truly spectacular and full of character.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Spooky Woods: Update 9/2/11 Stoned Hedge W.I.P.
Post by: DeafNala on September 05, 2011, 01:17:15 PM
Thanks again for the positive feedback, Guys...it's the sort of considerate, motivating thing I've come to associate with the L.A.F. Folk. AND, white knight, it's a PLUS getting commentary from The Fantasy Man.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Spooky Woods: Update 9/2/11 Stoned Hedge W.I.P.
Post by: dinohunterpoa on September 05, 2011, 02:24:07 PM
WOW!!!  :o
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Spooky Woods: Update 9/2/11 Stoned Hedge W.I.P.
Post by: Argonor on September 05, 2011, 04:10:44 PM
Lot's of character to all this stuff - you could easily make a 'Fantasy Forest' terrain/mini line - my kids would love trolls, midgets, trees, fungi, leprechauns, whatever in this style  :)
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Spooky Woods: Update 9/2/11 Stoned Hedge W.I.P.
Post by: dampfpanzerwagon on September 05, 2011, 04:23:10 PM
Some great work here - thank you for posting the images.

Tony
http://dampfpanzerwagon.blogspot.com/
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Spooky Woods: Update 9/2/11 Stoned Hedge W.I.P.
Post by: DeafNala on September 09, 2011, 12:46:54 PM
WOW!!!  :o

WOW indeed! I Thanks is a pale wale of expressing the gratitude I owe you all for the inspiring encouragement I've received. I am most appreciative & humbled...more or less on the humble part.

Lot's of character to all this stuff - you could easily make a 'Fantasy Forest' terrain/mini line - my kids would love trolls, midgets, trees, fungi, leprechauns, whatever in this style  :)

My friend Tom's Grandson loves the stuff also. I think it has something to do with the cartoony style & it seems that as I get older I draw closer to the boy I was...to be honest my inner child has remained micro-millimeters below the surface for most all of my life.

An explanation of where I'm going with this probably is justified by the response. Actually it is a developing idea of taking all the aspects of the genre I've come to love & combining them into a whole picture. This involves elements of Fantasy, Horror, & an absurd view of life in general.
Inspiration is drawn from so many things that it is impossible to pinpoint one particular source; Jim Hensen, Tim Burton, Groucho Marx, Terry Pratchett, Mark Twain, & Bugs Bunny figure large in the Beasty...they have my apologies. From my gaming, Mordheim seems to be the most influential, although I've only made scenery for other Folk & played it solo.

A Renaissance Post Apocalypse Village, The Court of The Goblin King ala Labyrinth will figure into the equation. Since this is most certainly my "Last Hurrah" Project, rather than spreading all the different elements about the section, I'll keep them all here so you'll be able to check them out or ,if you are of discerning tastes, avoid them.

The next thingies to be seen will be W.I.P. shots of The Court & some Inhabitants of the Not-Necessarily-Goblin Variety.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 9/9/11 The Cort of the Goblin King WIP
Post by: DeafNala on September 09, 2011, 01:04:02 PM
As threatened, erm...promised THE COURT OF THE GOBLIN KING W.I.P.

An Bat's Eye View of the Beasty:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/IMG_2619.jpg)

The Different Levels:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/IMG_2621.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/IMG_2622.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/IMG_2623.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/IMG_2624.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/IMG_2625.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/IMG_2626.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/IMG_2627.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/IMG_2628.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/IMG_2629.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/IMG_2630.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/IMG_2601.jpg)

Your comments & critiques would, as always, be WILDLY APPRECIATED/ADORED!

Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 9/9/11 The Court of the Goblin King WIP
Post by: Prof.Witchheimer on September 09, 2011, 01:27:58 PM
Crazy. And brilliant.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 9/9/11 The Court of the Goblin King WIP
Post by: DeafNala on September 09, 2011, 07:16:53 PM
Thanks, Prof...as becoming a Crazy Old Man has been my life's ambition, it good to see the trait recognized.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 9/9/11 The Court of the Goblin King WIP
Post by: Thantsants on September 09, 2011, 08:11:34 PM
Woah - that is mental - Well done that man!

Love the Batcave and bottomless pit - not to mention the leaning towers.  8)
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 9/9/11 The Court of the Goblin King WIP
Post by: DeafNala on September 11, 2011, 11:06:12 AM
Thanks, Thantsants! The central tower is actually a very large Mushroom (about 30" high). It was part of a Mushroom Forest...the rest of the forest wound up going to one of the Guys I did Mordheim scenery for. This is what it looked like before I added the clinging structures:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/IMG_2532.jpg)

It will be the lair of the Night Goblin Wizard, Temerity O'Leery.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 9/9/11 The Court of the Goblin King WIP
Post by: white knight on September 11, 2011, 12:19:44 PM
Your scratchbuilds exude the same kind of brilliance and humour present in Kev Adams old goblin work, so they complement each other fantastically (is that even a word, well if it isn't, it should be).  :-*
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 9/9/11 The Court of the Goblin King WIP
Post by: rob_alderman on September 12, 2011, 07:27:42 AM
Fantastically is a word and it is definately the word!
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 9/9/11 The Court of the Goblin King WIP
Post by: DeafNala on September 12, 2011, 02:39:46 PM
Thanks again for the kind words; I'll give it my best shot, poor as that might be, to live up to the compliments. Being compared to Kev Adams is high praise indeed, white knight.

The next thing up will be photos of some of the Rogues, Scoundrels, & Miscreants that enliven the scenery...& provide soil enriching nutrients.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 9/9/11 The Court of the Goblin King WIP
Post by: Dr. The Viking on September 12, 2011, 02:54:10 PM
Truly amazing stuff! :o

I have to do a forest like that!  lol
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 9/9/11 The Court of the Goblin King WIP
Post by: DeafNala on September 12, 2011, 09:10:43 PM
Thanks, Doc!
Have FUN with your forest.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 9/9/11 The Court of the Goblin King WIP
Post by: DeafNala on September 15, 2011, 01:18:15 PM
Now for some of the Folk that will inhabit The Spooky Forest & surrounding areas:

The staff at FAST FLO'S:

Fast Flo Herself flanked by Rowdy Rosie & Prissy:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0159.jpg)

A better view of Prissy; she's one of my friend Fabio's original sculpts:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0182.jpg)

Gertie, Otto Lukh, & Greta (Reaper):

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0158.jpg)

Roxy, Hairy Harry, & Easy Ildy:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0162.jpg)

A few of Flo's numerous Nieces (Bronze Age):
Lily & Lusty Lulu:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0163.jpg)

Evil Iris, & Lucy:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0164.jpg)

Comments, critiques, & offers I can't refuse are, as always MOST APPRECIATED...especially the latter.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 9/15/11 The Crew at Fast Flo's
Post by: Thantsants on September 15, 2011, 09:14:29 PM
Otto Lukh - good one!  lol

Certainly looks like it'll be a den of iniquity with that bunch inhabiting the place!  8)
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 9/15/11 The Crew at Fast Flo's
Post by: Prof.Witchheimer on September 15, 2011, 09:25:44 PM
Are the Roxy, Hairy Harry, & Easy Ildy also from Reaper? Missed that pack for some reason.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 9/15/11 The Crew at Fast Flo's
Post by: DeafNala on September 15, 2011, 10:20:43 PM
Thanks, Guys!
Prof: Roxie & Hairy Harry are Ral Partha minis from their Tavern Pack (a bouncer & another serving wench are/were included). Ildy is a Bronze Age mini. The other unidentified pieces: Fast Flo is a Reaper & Rosie is a Bronze Age. All the Bronze Age Babes are from the same pack.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 9/15/11 The Crew at Fast Flo's
Post by: DeafNala on September 16, 2011, 02:56:26 PM
A Band of Entrepreneurial Lasses:

Dulcinea De Bimbo, Make My Day May, & Big Bang Dearie
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0168.jpg)

Deadly Daisy, & Bold Jenny
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0169.jpg)

...joined by Wicked Wanda
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0170.jpg)

Chelsea, Fan Flame, & Curly
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0171.jpg)

Mad Meg
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0172.jpg)

Monkey Liz, & Lorna Boom
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0173.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0174.jpg)

The Spritzer Sisters: Spider, & Dee:
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0175.jpg)

Well she isn't a Pirate but she fills the Babe category nicely:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0176.jpg)

AND a Foxy Lady, Red Rita:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0165.jpg)

A LARGE Foxy Lady, Typhoid Mariah:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0167.jpg)

Comments & critiques are WILDLY APPRECIATED.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 9/16/11 Piratey Babes
Post by: The Gray Ghost on September 16, 2011, 03:49:44 PM
Who makes Make My Day May?
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0168.jpg)
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 9/16/11 Piratey Babes
Post by: DeafNala on September 16, 2011, 07:22:43 PM
Who makes Make My Day May?

She's a Bronze Age mini with a G.W. pistoliers hand. Here's a link to the site:

http://www.bronzeagemin.com/miniatures_html/32MM/historical/Pirates/28mm-Pirates.htm
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 9/17/11 Vertically Challenged Rogues
Post by: DeafNala on September 17, 2011, 04:18:17 PM
AND while I'm at it here are some Vertically Challenges Rogues:

Compo Heap, Dwarven Fertilizer Wizard:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0145.jpg)

Felstiff Fate Keeper:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0146.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0147.jpg)

& Friends:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0148.jpg)

The Dread Shootist, Johann Ringo:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0149.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0150.jpg)

Gazoola The Great, Halfling Arsonist:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0152.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0153.jpg)

The (In)Famous MarksGoblin, Bwana Batseye & his Trusty(?) Sidekick, Beastly Burden
Note: they insisted that they were cool & short &, as such, should be included here.

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0154.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0155.jpg)

Comments, critiques, & lavish gifts, as always, are MOST WELCOME.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 9/17/11 Vertically Challenged Rogues
Post by: Ninja on September 19, 2011, 05:39:47 PM
Where ohh where did those dwarves come from?
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 9/17/11 Vertically Challenged Rogues
Post by: DeafNala on September 19, 2011, 10:46:25 PM
The top two are from Armorcast:
http://armorcast.com/store/index.php?cPath=116
Compo Heep is a Beaumont mini & Felstiff is a Ginfritter Gnomish Workshop creation.
Johann Ringo is a kit-bash: his head & arms are extra pieces from a Heresy Dwarf Adventurer (Bwana's double barreled gun came from the same mini), his torso & boots are G.W. Empire Militia, & his hips/upper legs are G.W. plastic Goblin.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 9/20/11Stoned Hedge Progress
Post by: DeafNala on September 20, 2011, 03:50:16 PM
AND HERE'S YET MORE Spookiness to upset your digestion:

Starting with the new W.I.P. pieces, The Centerpiece of the Circle:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0210-1.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0211-1.jpg)

The Brain:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0213-1.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0214-1.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0215-1.jpg)

Another Guy on the Edge:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0216-1.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0217-1.jpg)

These Fellow will most likely be receiving some further embellishments, but you get the idea...I hope.

Moving along; here are three of the finished Edge Guys:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0218-1.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0219-1.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0220-1.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0221-1.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0222-1.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0223-1.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0224-1.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0225-1.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0226-1.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0227-1.jpg)

As is my wont, a request for comments & critiques is put forth.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 9/20/11Stoned Hedge Progress
Post by: Mason on September 20, 2011, 05:18:21 PM

ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT, SIR!   :-*

Every time I catch up with this thread I find myself grinning and chuckling to myself like an idiot.  lol

Your work never ceases to bring a warm, happy feeling.

You obviously have a great sense of humour that shines out of every piece you create.

Genius! Sheer, bloody, Genius!


Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 9/20/11Stoned Hedge Progress
Post by: dijit on September 21, 2011, 09:13:47 AM
I really love these and am consdering adding somehting similar to my forest table. Thansk for the inspiration.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 9/20/11Stoned Hedge Progress
Post by: G2 on September 21, 2011, 10:03:24 AM
These are indeed really nice. I have never seen anything like these before, but you have captured my imagination by painting them so brillantly.

I have never commented on this thread before, and I have to say, that the staff at 'Fast Flos' are brilliant.

Well done on all your minis, they are a real joy to admire.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 9/20/11Stoned Hedge Progress
Post by: Bobbo on September 21, 2011, 01:49:00 PM
Thought I'd add my accolades to the heap!  The trees are particularly inspired!
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 9/20/11Stoned Hedge Progress
Post by: DeafNala on September 21, 2011, 08:24:06 PM
Thanks MUCHO for all the kind words, Guys. You've actually left me speechless...a most unusual state for moi.
@Mason: I'm glad that you & most of the others have caught the point that my work, such as it is, is done for comedic purposes...I'll leave serious work for those who have the temperament & talent for it.

AND two more residents of The Woods, Spook & Molly:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/DSCN0196.jpg)
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 9/20/11Stoned Hedge Progress
Post by: Thantsants on September 21, 2011, 08:56:06 PM
Nice one - my fave so far - apart from all the other stuff!

 Love that Gobbo's bravado, sat on the back of his larger friend!  lol

Where's the monster from by the by?
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 9/20/11Stoned Hedge Progress
Post by: DeafNala on September 21, 2011, 09:28:22 PM
Thanks, Thantsants! Molly was made by my friend Dirk Opper:
http://dooddminiatures.blogspot.com/
She's a resin cast.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 9/20/11Stoned Hedge Progress
Post by: Marine0846 on September 22, 2011, 04:25:46 AM
Some of the coolest minis I have ever seen.
Very well done.
Brings lots of smiles when I see what you come up with.
 lol   lol   lol
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 9/20/11Stoned Hedge Progress
Post by: Pil on September 22, 2011, 08:10:54 AM
Wow, how much I have missed! I jumped in at page 5 and well, I LOVE IT!  :-*

The painted adventurers are very nice but the living forest is fantastic!  :-* :-* :-*

I can't really say enough about it I guess, the faces are perfect and the who;le atmosphere is awesome, reminds me very much of all the living trees Ian Miller used to draw, fabulous!

That site by Dirk Opper is great too!

Thanks for the updates and please excuse my absence, I was without internet for a month ;)
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 9/20/11Stoned Hedge Progress
Post by: DeafNala on September 22, 2011, 01:04:43 PM
Thanks yet again for the kind words...I'm almost starting to believe this stuff is good.
Pil, a month without Internet is horrible...if it happened in a War Zone, it would be considered an atrocity. Late or not, it's good to get your feedback.

AND, since you've both been kind enough to leave your commentaries, here are some more Woodsy Denizens:

The Witch (I'm working on the name & I'm stuck on Witch Hazel at the moment):

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/DSCN0199.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/DSCN0200.jpg)

Werewolf...there wolf:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/DSCN0201.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/DSCN0202.jpg)

Moor Hound:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/DSCN0203.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/DSCN0204.jpg)

The first of the Living Impaired Legions...or the American Legion...whatever:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/DSCN0206.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/DSCN0207.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/DSCN0208.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/DSCN0209.jpg)
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 9/20/11Stoned Hedge Progress
Post by: Pil on September 22, 2011, 01:14:11 PM
Lovely stuff yet again! :D
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 9/20/11Stoned Hedge Progress
Post by: DeafNala on September 22, 2011, 01:51:05 PM
Thanks, pil! I'm not sure what happened to the bottom photo, but, then again, I'm not sure about anything photographic.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 9/20/11Stoned Hedge Progress
Post by: Thantsants on September 22, 2011, 10:15:16 PM
Quote
The Witch (I'm working on the name & I'm stuck on Witch Hazel at the moment):

Witch Way?  ;)

Love the undead - thye remind me of Eddie of off Iron Maiden!  8)
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 9/20/11Stoned Hedge Progress
Post by: Andrew May on September 23, 2011, 07:31:02 AM
It just gets better and better!
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 9/20/11Stoned Hedge Progress
Post by: Mason on September 23, 2011, 10:07:28 AM
Yet more great stuff!
The colours are really vibrant, and combined with your style, work really well! 8)

Love your pals sculpt too.

Where is the 'Moor Hound' from?
I like that sculpt and do not think I have seen him before.

WITCH-ITAR?!?
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 9/20/11Stoned Hedge Progress
Post by: DeafNala on September 23, 2011, 11:21:46 AM
Thanks again for the kind words, & the "name-that-witch" suggestions...credit will be given to the winning suggestion.

Dirk's stuff started off cool & just keeps getting better with each new thing he does.

The Moor Hound is a Reaper; he/she/it is available either in pewter or lead:
http://www.reapermini.com/Miniatures/moor%20hound
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 9/20/11Stoned Hedge Progress
Post by: DeafNala on October 01, 2011, 02:57:34 PM
After a a bit of a delay that I blame entirely on Bud Selig. I have a W.I.P. piece & FOUR Perimeter pieces to inflict on you, The Unwary. SO without further ado:

The W.I.P. Sentient Stump:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0242.jpg)

A Group Shot:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0241.jpg)

Individual Closeups:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0228.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0230.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0231.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0232.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0233.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0234.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0235.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0236.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0237.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0238.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0239.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0243.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0244.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0245.jpg)

As always, comments & critiques would be WONDERFUL...in all probability.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 10/1/11Stoned Hedge Progress
Post by: Prof.Witchheimer on October 01, 2011, 04:43:27 PM
wow! disturbing and fascinating at once  :)
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 10/1/11Stoned Hedge Progress
Post by: white knight on October 01, 2011, 04:47:11 PM
I love this stuff! Pure classic genious!  :-* 8)
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 10/1/11Stoned Hedge Progress
Post by: DeafNala on October 02, 2011, 12:57:31 PM
Thanks MUCHO for the positive feedback. It may sound cliche to say I'm motivated by commentary, but I had to paint a bit on the next piece before I could offer my thanks.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 10/10/11Stoned Hedge Progress
Post by: DeafNala on October 10, 2011, 11:19:20 AM
AND NOW as I threatened, YET MORE TRULY MEDIOCRE PHOTOS of my latest venture into Loony Land. These two pieces should complete The Circle of Stoned Hedge...ther's one remaining large piece that will fit outside The Circle; then on to the Witches' Digs, a Tower of Spookiness, Denizens et al.

SO here we go...so to speak:

The Center Piece of Work:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0246.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0247.jpg)

The Guys on the Edge:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0248.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0251.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0252.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0253.jpg)

AND an overview:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0254.jpg)

As always comments & critiques would be adored...pretty much.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 10/10/11Stoned Hedge Progress
Post by: Mason on October 10, 2011, 11:25:33 AM
Great stuff, Deafnala!

Seeing the individual pieces is great, but seeing them all together, they look magnificent!

The eye peering out of the centre piece is great! Really spooky!

Cant wait to see the 'Witches Digs', sounds very intriuging and very promising, cant wait to see what you come up with.........


Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 10/10/11Stoned Hedge Progress
Post by: Dr. The Viking on October 10, 2011, 11:32:34 AM
I think the purple candles just took it to another level!  lol

Man that is great!
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 10/10/11Stoned Hedge Progress
Post by: Pil on October 10, 2011, 12:11:01 PM
I have no idea how I can praise you enough but I love these! Very fabulous work and such a great atmosphere!  :-*
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 10/10/11Stoned Hedge Progress
Post by: DeafNala on October 10, 2011, 07:25:09 PM
Thanks MUCHO for the kind commentary, Guys. With Baseball Season coming to a close I have a feeling The Project will be picking up speed. It's slowly taking over my life...such as it is.

I think the purple candles just took it to another level!  lol

Man that is great!

I had a Witch/Wiccan friend. She was partial to purple candles for her witchy-works. She said the color didn't really matter, but purple was sexier...ergo, purple candles are in vogue.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 10/10/11Stoned Hedge Progress
Post by: HereWego on October 12, 2011, 02:08:17 PM
Awesome  :o
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 10/10/11Stoned Hedge Progress
Post by: DeafNala on October 13, 2011, 12:07:52 PM
Thanks, HereWego!
Inspired by your Nom de Forum, here we go with the last of The Edge pieces:

Looking down into the Master Tree from a bat's perspective:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0255.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0256.jpg)

The Long & The Short of It:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0257.jpg)

Can you spot the second eye?

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0258.jpg)

Other views of The Short:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0259.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0260.jpg)

Closeups of The Tall, aka The Master Tree (only to himself):

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0263.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0264.jpg)

Van Halfling volunteered to stand between the two for a size comparison; to the top of the flame he's 2 3/4" or 69mm tall:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0265.jpg)

Comments & critique, as always are WILDLY APPRECIATED.

That wraps up the W.I.P. pieces. Now on to the Witches' Hut with a trio of Witchy Women, AND drakkol's FANTASTIC Jareth & Hoggle minis.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 10/13/11 Stoned Hedge Progress
Post by: matakishi on October 13, 2011, 02:42:53 PM
It just keeps getting better :)
I love all of them.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 10/13/11 Stoned Hedge Progress
Post by: rob_alderman on October 13, 2011, 03:31:00 PM
Jareth and Hoggle miniatures!!!??? I want some!!!

Awesome work, I absoloutely love and adore these pieces of scenery!  :)
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 10/13/11 Stoned Hedge Progress
Post by: Mason on October 13, 2011, 04:30:59 PM

 :-* :-* :-*

More great work, Deafnala!

When I read the following, before scrolling down to the picture;
'Van Halfling volunteered to stand between the two for a size comparison; to the top of the flame he's 2 3/4" or 69mm tall:'
.....I thought  :o o_o :o o_o, THAT is one ENORMOUS halfling!

You had me there! lol


BTW; What/who are 'Jareth and Hoggle'?


Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 10/13/11 Stoned Hedge Progress
Post by: dijit on October 14, 2011, 12:04:57 PM


BTW; What/who are 'Jareth and Hoggle'?

Jareth and Hoggle are from the cult classic Labyrinth:
(http://www.popcultcha.com.au/images/jarethhoggle.jpg)
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 10/13/11 Stoned Hedge Progress
Post by: DeafNala on October 14, 2011, 01:25:31 PM
Thanks SO MUCH for all the kind commentary; it is appreciated & very motivating receiving such positive feedback. AND a special thanks to you, dijit; I was going to bug Fabio for that picture. It's the one he based the minis on...now I have a color scheme.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 10/13/11 Stoned Hedge Progress
Post by: dijit on October 14, 2011, 01:59:58 PM
You're very welcome it was found via google. Where have you got minis of Jareth and Hoggle from?
Duncan
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 10/13/11 Stoned Hedge Progress
Post by: DeafNala on October 14, 2011, 03:28:20 PM
My friend, Fabio, from Tom's Boring Mordheim Forum made the minis for moi. They're one of a kind pieces...how's that for some snob appeal? I took a couple quick W.I.P. photos as a sneak peek:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0266.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0267.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0268.jpg)

Cool, huh? Now I hope to do a paint job worthy of my friend's efforts.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 10/13/11 Stoned Hedge Progress
Post by: Mason on October 14, 2011, 03:30:32 PM

WOW!
 :o :o :o
Seriously impressed!
 :-* :-* :-*


Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 10/14/11 Jareth & Hoggle W.I.P.
Post by: Prof.Witchheimer on October 14, 2011, 04:17:06 PM
Not bad at all these sculpts, Fabio did give them some character.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 10/14/11 Jareth & Hoggle W.I.P.
Post by: Ninja on October 14, 2011, 04:55:14 PM
It won the award for "best movie ever made" right after Highlander...

I have probably watched it several hundred times I am a huge Brian Froud fan.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 10/14/11 Jareth & Hoggle W.I.P.
Post by: dijit on October 14, 2011, 06:14:34 PM
They do look rather good, I'm not at all jealous!
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 10/14/11 Jareth & Hoggle W.I.P.
Post by: Alxbates on October 15, 2011, 05:35:21 AM
I just found this thread.

BLAM!

Did you hear that?  It's the sound of my head exploding.

CRASH!!

Did you hear that?  It's the sound of my jaw hitting the floor.

Seriously, dude, you just blew my mind.  This is exactly the sort of project that I've always wanted to do, to attempt, but that I've never even come close to doing (at most, I've gotten a handful of figures painted, a terrain piece or two started, and a few more figures purchased, then left in the packaging...).

Truly inspirational.

Thank you for posting the pictures - please - continue to add more! 

-Alex in Alaska
-Forge of Ice
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 10/14/11 Jareth & Hoggle W.I.P.
Post by: DeafNala on October 15, 2011, 10:56:42 AM
Thanks once more for all the positive feedback...it really is a prime motivating factor with moi.
AND, Alex, this is the project I've been searching for since I first got involved in The Grand Obsession nearly 50 years ago...I knew I'd eventually figure it out.
Hoggle is just about done. I'll put up pictures right after the spray finish.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 10/14/11 Jareth & Hoggle W.I.P.
Post by: DeafNala on October 15, 2011, 12:09:47 PM
Here's Hoggle in GLORIOUS color...more or less:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0272.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0275.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0276.jpg)

As always, commentary is WILDLY appreciated.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 10/15/11 Jareth & Hoggle W.I.P.
Post by: Pil on October 15, 2011, 01:29:52 PM
Lovely! I was waiting with my feedback until I saw some proper paint on the. The sculpts are very nice, especially Jareth, but your work on Hoggle is fabulous as well. A very characterful addition to your project! 8)
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 10/15/11 Jareth & Hoggle W.I.P.
Post by: DeafNala on October 15, 2011, 05:13:03 PM
Thanks, Pil; glad you like the Little Grump...I'm a little disappointed with the photo, but, considering my photographic abilities, it's not all that bad.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 10/15/11 Jareth & Hoggle W.I.P.
Post by: rob_alderman on October 15, 2011, 08:44:20 PM
Hoggle looks fantastic! I really must post up my own Goblin madness at some point.

Yours are so wonderfully colourful and individual. The stark shading and highlighting is really something!
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 10/15/11 Jareth & Hoggle W.I.P.
Post by: DeafNala on October 15, 2011, 09:57:14 PM
Thanks, rob; I appreciate your commentary.
NOW you'll have to post your own Goblins. I, for one, would love to see them...we Goblin Guys have to stick together.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 10/15/11 Jareth & Hoggle W.I.P.
Post by: DeafNala on October 19, 2011, 11:00:47 AM
AND VIOLA  Jareth has joined his Flunky as a completed piece. SO without further ado, some TRULY MEDIOCRE photos:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0277.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0280.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0284.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0285.jpg)

AND the prerequisite Group Shot:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0286.jpg)

Once more your comments & critiques are requested.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 10/19/11 Jareth & Hoggle Finished
Post by: DowVooVoo on October 19, 2011, 11:49:06 AM
The more I look at these pics the more I LOVE them all, WOW! Rather BIG shrooms eh? Just fantastic really!!!! :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 10/19/11 Jareth & Hoggle Finished
Post by: Mason on October 19, 2011, 12:35:18 PM
 :-* :-* :-*

It just gets better and better!

Love it!

Rather BIG shrooms eh?

He is starting an epidemic!
These 'shrooms seem to be spreading to other, previously unaffected, posts!   ;)
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 10/19/11 Jareth & Hoggle Finished
Post by: DeafNala on October 19, 2011, 06:30:52 PM
Thanks, Guys! This is proving to be the most enjoyable project I've thus far worked on; having it so well accepted is a real plus.
The Mushrooms took over my life quite awhile ago. The biggest one so far is The Mushroom Tower which is just under 30" tall.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 10/26/11 More W.I.P. Stuff
Post by: DeafNala on October 25, 2011, 11:48:41 PM
This REALLY is proving to be addictive. Be that as it may, here are three more reason to believe I severed the last of my tenuous hold on Reality:

I'm not all that sure what the Little Beasty in the center is, but he was fun to make up. His larges Flora Friends aren't thrilled with the way the neighborhood is going:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0287.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0288.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0289.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0290.jpg)

As always, your perspective on the Thingies would be GREATLY APPRECIATED.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 10/26/11 More W.I.P. Stuff
Post by: Onemanworkshop on October 26, 2011, 01:36:18 AM
The faces are very original and inspiring! I really like the other world feel you get with them, and fit the whole labyrinth theme very well. I shall have to borrow this idea in the future...
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 10/26/11 More W.I.P. Stuff
Post by: DeafNala on October 26, 2011, 12:07:59 PM
The faces are very original and inspiring! I really like the other world feel you get with them, and fit the whole labyrinth theme very well. I shall have to borrow this idea in the future...

Thanks for the kind words. Feel free to take any ideas that you enjoy; imitation is the sincerest form of flattery or so I'm told. That aside, if my stuff gives you the motivation to create your own pieces, then my posts will have served a higher purpose...I hope you have as much fun with the Beasty as I'm having.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 10/26/11 More W.I.P. Stuff
Post by: Onemanworkshop on October 26, 2011, 03:45:08 PM
Well then, let me pick you brain a little...

I can tell the main trees look to be made from real sections of branches and cork bark. I'm guessing the branches are wire, steel wool, and glue?

I'm definitely going to give these a try myself!
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 10/26/11 More W.I.P. Stuff
Post by: DeafNala on October 26, 2011, 04:17:47 PM
I've been using Pecan branches & Live Oak bark; the Oaks shed their bark periodically. For the "living trees I used raffia covered flora wire from a company called Naturally Wired; this I then coat with plumber's epoxy & sculpt it into rough texture.
The branches & roots are various gauge foral wire, coated & uncoated, that I cover with hot glue. While the glue is still more ore less fluid, I tease it into a rough finish. With the roots it isn't always necessary to do an armature of wire; just build it up with several layers of glue.
The Pecans, in addition to dropping their branches, also bombard me with nuts that make interesting, Body Snatcher style pods.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 10/26/11 More W.I.P. Stuff
Post by: Onemanworkshop on October 26, 2011, 06:13:25 PM
Perfect!

I'll get my shopping list together. I live near a national forest and will plan a little hike, game terrain expedition for small branches, bark segments and other fun little shapes I can find. I'll be finishing up a warband shortly, and have always wanted to do a fantasy forest. Between your great designs and those I found in the Mordheim section of Iron Hands website, I should be able to create a really over the top fantasy forest.
http://www.ironhands.com/eviltree.htm (http://www.ironhands.com/eviltree.htm)
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 10/26/11 More W.I.P. Stuff
Post by: DeafNala on October 26, 2011, 06:40:09 PM
Glad to be of some help. I get my floral wire, among other things, from Michael's (I think Hobby Lobby carries it also); the Plumber's Epoxy is from True Value & Ace Hardware.

Thanks for the link. That is one UBERSPOOKY Forest. I really like the Bearded Tree Guy; that's an idea that I will unashamedly steal. If you haven't wander over to it yet, Tom's Boring Mordheim Forum is another fine source of inspiration & how-to advice:
http://boringmordheimforum.forumieren.com/
Enjoy your project & let me know if I can be of assistance.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 10/27/11 Lonesome George
Post by: DeafNala on October 27, 2011, 08:08:27 PM
This isn't really much of an update, but we do the best we can.
The Little Beasty has been finished. For some reason or other he reminds moi of George Washington; combining that with a nod to the comedian George Gobbel, he's now Lonesome George:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0293.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0294.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0295.jpg)

This batch of photos reached new heights of mediocrity, but, be that as it may, your feedback would, as always, be WILDLY APPRECIATED.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 10/27/11 Lonesome George
Post by: Andrew May on October 28, 2011, 03:52:39 AM
Is all looking so great and cohesive now, I'd love to see a big group shot at this stage.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 10/27/11 Lonesome George
Post by: Mason on October 28, 2011, 05:29:00 AM
Is all looking so great and cohesive now, I'd love to see a big group shot at this stage.


Seconded!

It IS all looking so good that a group shot would be well timed!

Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 10/27/11 Lonesome George
Post by: DeafNala on October 28, 2011, 03:26:55 PM
Is all looking so great and cohesive now, I'd love to see a big group shot at this stage.

Seconded!

It IS all looking so good that a group shot would be well timed!



Well that seems to be a pretty reasonable request...I'll agree to it anyway.
As with minis, a Group Portrait is occasionally request/advisable. SO without further delay or explanation:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/DSCN0314.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0299.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/DSCN0300.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0301.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0302.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0303.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0304.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0306.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0307.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0308.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0309.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0312.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/DSCN0313.jpg)

There you go. If you're moved to do so, you commentary would be GREATLY appreciated.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 10/28/11 Group Shot
Post by: Luckyjoe on October 28, 2011, 03:31:20 PM
Fantastic! Just beautiful stuff.  :-*
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 10/28/11 Group Shot
Post by: Mason on October 28, 2011, 06:24:23 PM
:o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o
:-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*
 :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o
 :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*

WOW!!!

Thanks, DeafNala, for that wonderful tour.
I think I will be going back for a second viewing later.
And a third, and a fourth and a fifth, and a s............






WOW!
I love it!

Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 10/28/11 Group Shot
Post by: DeafNala on October 28, 2011, 10:58:56 PM
Thanks for the enthusiastic response; you've amped my motivation immeasurably.
This isn't the final set up, but it gives you & I an idea how everything will fit together. One possibility is the "long & winding road" plan; i.e., a series of boards maybe 16" or 18" deep & very long to represent a trading trail through the eerie terrain with a few wider boards as destinations...things like a village, inn, etc..
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 10/28/11 Group Shot
Post by: Onemanworkshop on October 29, 2011, 02:14:25 AM
Utterly fantastic!!!

great attention to detail, and all the pieces fit together really well. Looks like an incredibly twisted Wizard of Oz style forest, I can totally see a yellow brick road winding through this.

I know I shall do my best to copy your efforts...
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 10/28/11 Group Shot
Post by: Mason on October 29, 2011, 09:53:33 AM
Looks like an incredibly twisted Wizard of Oz style forest, I can totally see a yellow brick road winding through this


Now THAT would be a great idea! :o

A twisted, SPOOKY walk in the woods, leading from one wonderful scene to another.
Genius!
 :D

Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 10/28/11 Group Shot
Post by: Andrew May on October 29, 2011, 02:05:21 PM
 :D
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 10/28/11 Group Shot
Post by: DeafNala on October 30, 2011, 02:00:42 PM
Thanks once more for all the positive feedback.
On the ultimate setting, I've been thinking of a lone narrow series of boards liking areas of interest like The Stoned Hedge, the Witches' Digs, etc. or perhaps a series of islets connected by narrow bridges that would work with the water board...this could also lead to a Bog of Eternal Stench style setting.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 10/28/11 Group Shot
Post by: dijit on October 30, 2011, 10:22:28 PM
Looking great, now you just need som egoblins like these:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=kiUt5HuW3xc (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=kiUt5HuW3xc)
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 10/28/11 Group Shot
Post by: DeafNala on October 31, 2011, 12:29:54 PM
Thanks, dijit! My Amigo, Edwin, also posted that Oh-So-Cool video over on the Death squad Forum. Now I've got Fuzzy Goblin ideas whirling through my cluttered Old Mind...it helps rid the place of all those cobwebs. 
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 10/28/11 Group Shot
Post by: dijit on October 31, 2011, 01:40:28 PM
Interestingly enough I've been long contemplating building a labyrinth style gaming board, though more in the style of the goblin city.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 10/28/11 Group Shot
Post by: DeafNala on October 31, 2011, 02:10:33 PM
I LOVE the Goblin City. I just got a couple of stills of the place: so who knows where that will lead.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 10/28/11 Group Shot
Post by: Spooktalker on November 01, 2011, 05:28:26 AM
It's great to see it come together! Very inspiring!
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 10/28/11 Group Shot
Post by: rob_alderman on November 01, 2011, 09:20:36 AM
I LOVE the Goblin City. I just got a couple of stills of the place: so who knows where that will lead.

You have no idea how awesome that sounds!  :D
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 10/28/11 Group Shot
Post by: DeafNala on November 01, 2011, 11:52:02 AM
Thanks again for the positive commentary. I find all the encouragement inspiring...I'll do my best to return the favor.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 10/28/11 Group Shot
Post by: Pil on November 01, 2011, 06:43:52 PM
Wow, didn't have time to read all of it but the forest is amazing! It's so large and fantastical, I love it!  :-*

Maybe I should do a similar forest to complement my undead, though of course it would have to be much darker and more evil, like those old twisted Ian Miller forests 8)

Though I don't have the time at the moment 8)
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 10/28/11 Group Shot
Post by: DeafNala on November 02, 2011, 12:57:21 PM
Thanks for the positive feedback, Pil! Not having time for your own projects is one of the prices of a successful commission business. While it can be frustrating not being able to do your thing, all that practice your getting will pay dividends when time permits some more creative works. Trust me on this...my present project is an example of long years of self denial.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 10/28/11 Group Shot
Post by: Pil on November 02, 2011, 01:59:26 PM
Actually I have a fulltime job at the moment again so there's little time for painting, commission or otherwise 8)

That said, I'm glad I have a bit more income for now and I'm sure I'll be able to squeeze in some hobby time soon :)
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 10/28/11 Group Shot
Post by: DeafNala on November 02, 2011, 02:26:15 PM
The additional hobby time is excellent news for all us fans of your work.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 11/7/11 Final Stoned Hedge Pieces
Post by: DeafNala on November 07, 2011, 11:58:58 AM
These two pieces will finish the Circle of Stoned Hedge. AND here they are:

The Good Friar is there for a size comparison:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0320.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0315.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0316.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0317.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0319.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0323.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0324.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0326.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0328.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0329.jpg)

Your comments & critiques would be MOST WELCOME...mostly.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 11/7/11 Final Stoned Hedge Pieces
Post by: dijit on November 07, 2011, 12:45:59 PM
Again, super cool. I really love these pieces.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 11/7/11 Final Stoned Hedge Pieces
Post by: white knight on November 07, 2011, 12:51:38 PM
Wonderful! You'vebrought back the sort of delightful fantasy madness you could find in the '80s but that has been replaced by bland scenics in the past few decades. :-* 8)
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 11/7/11 Final Stoned Hedge Pieces
Post by: Mason on November 07, 2011, 12:57:37 PM
Wonderful! You'vebrought back the sort of delightful fantasy madness you could find in the '80s but that has been replaced by bland scenics in the past few decades. :-* 8)

Agreed!

Loving all of it, DeafNala! :-*

Whats next?  ;D
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 11/7/11 Final Stoned Hedge Pieces
Post by: Pil on November 07, 2011, 07:14:16 PM
Very cool! I too can't get enough of these wonderful trees with faces, and I really love the candles too, great work!  :-*
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 11/7/11 Final Stoned Hedge Pieces
Post by: DeafNala on November 07, 2011, 10:23:34 PM
Thank you all for your WONDERFUL comments. The hardest part now will be to live up to all your kind words.

Today I started working on the boards for the forest & circle...just some prepping so far. A Witch's hut should be the next piece & work on a suitably strange tower. The faces, eyes, & other strange bits of green stuffing has proved to be so enjoyable that I will be carrying these elements through the entire project...some of the extra pieces may very well find their way to the mailboxes of some unsuspecting Forum Friends...BWAHAHAHAHA!

Compo Heep's Mushroom & Bat Poop Farm (in & around that cave in the group photo) is also in the works. Here's Compo Himself:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0145.jpg)
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 11/7/11 Final Stoned Hedge Pieces
Post by: Mason on November 07, 2011, 11:34:24 PM
Cant wait to see it all, DeafNala!

'Compo Heep's Mushroom & Bat Poop Farm'  lol lol lol
That title made me grin so much!
Genius!

Compo looks fantastic, too.  :-*

Awaiting the next installment most eagerly!
 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 11/7/11 Final Stoned Hedge Pieces
Post by: DeafNala on November 09, 2011, 12:06:35 PM
Thanks, Mason...I'll try not to keep you waiting.
I started working on the two boards in the group photos. So far I just have the bottoms & edges finished & the cave primed. I hope to have the smaller of the two boards done over the weekend...or not.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 11/15/11 Mord's Suggestion
Post by: DeafNala on November 15, 2011, 01:30:54 PM
As a demonstration of the value of critiques, Mordheimer suggested I do a dry brush on the trees' foliage for contrast. SO...

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0347.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/DSCN0341.jpg)

AND the start of Heep's Cave:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/DSCN0342.jpg)

As always, comments & critiques would be GREATLY appreciated...for the most part.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 11/15/11 Mord's Suggestion
Post by: Mason on November 15, 2011, 01:45:04 PM
Yet more goodness coming our way from the warped genius living in the mind of DeafNala!

Looking very good, sir.
Cant wait to see it finished.
That tree above the cave is already looking pretty menacing!

Regarding the contrasting drybrush; I always do a drybrush on foilage to create depth, but, to be honest, did not think that your trees needed it the way mine do.
Mine are supposed to be in a ruined, delapidated town, so contrast was a must to reflect the decay.
Your fantasy forest has a life and vibrancy all of its own, so I did not feel it was needed.
I think it looks good either way.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 11/15/11 Mord's Suggestion
Post by: redshadows on November 15, 2011, 04:14:04 PM
Just looked through the entire thread, What an amazing fantasy forest / land you've created  :-* :-*

Makes me want to try to sculpt some Goblin and froud type creatures..



George

Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 11/15/11 Mord's Suggestion
Post by: Ninja on November 15, 2011, 05:59:48 PM
Just looked through the entire thread, What an amazing fantasy forest / land you've created  :-* :-*

Makes me want to try to sculpt some Goblin and froud type creatures..



George



If you do I want to see them!!!

What colors did you use for the dry brushing? I have seen people airbrush colors on as well but thought I might give this a try.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 11/15/11 Mord's Suggestion
Post by: DeafNala on November 15, 2011, 06:53:07 PM
Thanks for the kind words, Guys.

Regarding the contrasting drybrush; I always do a drybrush on foilage to create depth

I, likewise, normally dry brush all the flora. In this case I was initially being lazy. The difference between the two is much more dramatic in the flesh.

Just looked through the entire thread, What an amazing fantasy forest / land you've created  :-* :-*

Makes me want to try to sculpt some Goblin and froud type creatures..



George



Thanks for taking the time to trawl the whole thread...it's becoming dauntingly large.

If you do I want to see them!!!

I'd love to see them also...speaking as a Goblin Guy that is.

What colors did you use for the dry brushing? I have seen people airbrush colors on as well but thought I might give this a try.

An air brush probably would be the optimum way of tackling the beasty.
I used Americana Citron Green for the dry brush.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 11/15/11 Mord's Suggestion
Post by: Thantsants on November 15, 2011, 11:56:04 PM
I'm going to have to go back and read through al I've missed recently as it looks like you've been busy!

Probably not the best thing to do at this time of night - I have weird enough dreams as it is!  ;)

Looking forward to seeing the whole thing finished...  8)
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 11/15/11 Mord's Suggestion
Post by: DeafNala on November 16, 2011, 12:31:19 PM
I'm going to have to go back and read through al I've missed recently as it looks like you've been busy!

Probably not the best thing to do at this time of night - I have weird enough dreams as it is!  ;)

I hope you enjoy the trip through the thread. Waiting until it's light is an excellent idea...dreams filled with trees & mushrooms that are trying to strike up a conversation are best avoided.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 11/27/11 Some W.I.P. Pieces
Post by: DeafNala on November 27, 2011, 02:02:01 PM
Having finished the mind numbingly tedious dry-brushing, I lost focus for awhile. As the fog lifted...kind of...I started doing some more Mushrooms & a group of minis. Here's what I have going thus far:

For some reason or other, these Mushroom Lads remind me of a group of Carolers:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/DSCN0377.jpg)

AND The Pumpkin Head Witch's Hunters:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/DSCN0380.jpg)

More photos as they progress...you can consider yourselves warned.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 11/27/11 Some W.I.P. Pieces
Post by: Mason on November 27, 2011, 02:12:55 PM
 :-* :-* :-*

MAGNIFICENT!!!

You have truly surpassed yourself here, DeafNala!

These Mushroom Lads are brilliant, but the Pumpkin Heads are just phenominal!
The grin on the chap on the left is most disturbing.
Great stuff.

Cant wait to see your next update.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 11/27/11 Some W.I.P. Pieces
Post by: Luckyjoe on November 27, 2011, 02:34:07 PM
Those are beautiful. Love the Pumpkinheads!
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 11/27/11 Some W.I.P. Pieces
Post by: DeafNala on November 27, 2011, 02:55:52 PM
Thanks, Guys!

I wish I could take credit for the Pumpkin Heads' heads, but they are from Reaper:
http://www.reapermini.com/Miniatures/02992/latest/02992

(http://www.reapermini.com/graphics/gallery/4/02992_G.jpg)

The rest of the Guys are made up of various Empire Militia & Goblin parts.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 11/27/11 Some W.I.P. Pieces
Post by: dijit on November 27, 2011, 03:55:18 PM
They really look the part, looking forwards to more.
Duncan
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 11/27/11 Some W.I.P. Pieces
Post by: DeafNala on November 27, 2011, 06:46:25 PM
Thanks, Duncan. Hopefully things will start progressing a bit more quickly.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 11/27/11 Some W.I.P. Pieces
Post by: Commander Vyper on November 27, 2011, 08:32:22 PM
Truly amazinging and freakishly trip inducing voyage into the headspace of the freak brothers, Carlos castaneda and Hunter S Thompson. All I can say is the peyote must be good this time of year. ;)

Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 11/27/11 Some W.I.P. Pieces
Post by: Thantsants on November 27, 2011, 11:14:03 PM
Quote
For some reason or other, these Mushroom Lads remind me of a group of Carolers:


That's what you get for watching a Christmas Carol after said peyote...

Top stuff as ever!
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 11/27/11 Some W.I.P. Pieces
Post by: DeafNala on November 28, 2011, 10:09:12 AM
Thanks, Guys; I appreciate the positive feedback...the flash backs are free, along with White Rabbit playing through my old mind. We do have the right sort of cacti around here for tripping by the way.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 11/27/11 Some W.I.P. Pieces
Post by: infelix on November 28, 2011, 10:56:48 AM
The pumpkinheads look really cool, might have to order some of those pumpkins.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 11/27/11 Some W.I.P. Pieces
Post by: DeafNala on November 28, 2011, 09:11:53 PM
Thanks, inflex! I really like the Reaper Jack O'Lanterns; I'm going to use them as models & attempt making some of my own for variety sake...like everything else I do, I can see myself getting carried away the the thing.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 12/1/11 First Pumpkinhead Done
Post by: DeafNala on December 01, 2011, 05:57:14 PM
Well it isn't much of an update, but, what the heck, I thought I'd get your reaction to the First of the Pumpkinheads. SO here he is:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0384.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0385.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0386.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0387.jpg)

Your commentary would be OH-SO-COOL...probably.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 12/1/11 First Pumpkinhead Done
Post by: dijit on December 01, 2011, 06:51:16 PM
Well here's a cool comment. Very nice work by the way ;)

Edit: well that was meant to look icy, as it is it just made it hard to read :(
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 12/1/11 First Pumpkinhead Done
Post by: DeafNala on December 01, 2011, 08:53:48 PM
Warm, cool, or just plain hard to read, I'm glad you liked the mini. Thanks for the comment!
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 12/1/11 First Pumpkinhead Done
Post by: Onemanworkshop on December 02, 2011, 03:02:42 AM
Your stuff continues to impress, astound and inspire me. I intend to copy every little thing you do, so keep posting... ;)
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 12/1/11 First Pumpkinhead Done
Post by: DeafNala on December 02, 2011, 12:19:13 PM
Thanks MUCHO for the kind words, Onemanworkshop. Feel free to take any ideas that you like & make them your own; if you need any "how to" explanations, let me know & I'll provide them.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 12/1/11 First Pumpkinhead Done
Post by: Mason on December 02, 2011, 12:24:28 PM
 :-* :-* :-*

Lovely again, DeafNala!

Your choice of colours works really well.
I do not know if I would have even considered that combination, but it certainly has worked a treat!

Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 12/1/11 First Pumpkinhead Done
Post by: DeafNala on December 02, 2011, 01:53:23 PM
Thanks, Amigo! Someone once told me that using the three primary colors makes for a powerful presentation; I fall back on their advice whenever I want to catch the viewer's attention...seems to work.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 12/2/11 Yet Another Pumpkinhead iW.I.P.
Post by: DeafNala on December 02, 2011, 09:38:41 PM
YET ANOTHER Melon Flavored Fellow underway:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0393.jpg)

To accommodate a somewhat larger Jack O' Lantern, I used an Orc torso & arms. Strange, eh?
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 12/2/11 Yet Another Pumpkinhead W.I.
Post by: Mason on December 03, 2011, 11:48:04 AM
A very good looking start, DeafNala.
Looking forward to seeing what you do with this fella.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 12/2/11 Yet Another Pumpkinhead W.I.P.
Post by: DeafNala on December 03, 2011, 01:35:27 PM
Thanks, Mason. I have the Big Guy (50mm from the bottom of his shoes to the top of his stem) all primed & ready for painting. I still have a second pack of Jack O' Lanterns; SO, it looks like there will be at least 8 minis in the Gang....I'll keep you posted as things develop.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 12/2/11 Yet Another Pumpkinhead W.I.P.
Post by: DowVooVoo on December 03, 2011, 01:50:38 PM
DARN and double Darn now I have to start new minis! Dude I just love the idea and all the figs. WOW!! WOW!!! :o :o :o :o :-* :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 12/2/11 Yet Another Pumpkinhead W.I.P.
Post by: DeafNala on December 03, 2011, 02:33:55 PM
Thanks for the kind words, DowVooVoo. While it may not be all that wonderful for your finances, it's great to have a new excuse for yet more minis...excuses are to be cherished.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 12/7/11 Pumpkinhead Completed & A W.I.P.
Post by: DeafNala on December 07, 2011, 07:29:18 PM
Some small progress...here's the new, W.I.P. Pumpkin on the block:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0394.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0396.jpg)

He's another of the larger Jack O' Lanterns. This time with Goblin legs, Empire Militia boots, Orc Torso, & Empire General arms...he'll never get a passport.

AND the first Big Pumpkinhead is completed:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0398.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0399.jpg)

The growing Group:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0400.jpg)

As always comments & critiques would be WILDLY APPRECIATED...for the most part.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 12/7/11 Pumpkinhead Completed & A W.
Post by: Mason on December 07, 2011, 10:20:04 PM
These look great, DeafNala!

 :-* :-* :-*

A great concept and execution.
I cant wait to see the whole gang.
Have you any intention of gaming with them and, if so, what rules do you intend to use?
Or maybe you are just making them for the fun of it...

Either way, you are on to a winner!

Great work, keep it up, Amigo!
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 12/7/11 Pumpkinhead Completed & A W.I.P.
Post by: DeafNala on December 08, 2011, 01:02:22 PM
Thanks, Mason!
While I always intend the minis & stuff I do for gaming, I don't often get to do the gaming part myself; most of my creatures wander off for use in other Folk's games. I have, however, come up with a set of patched together solo rules that I use occasionally.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 12/7/11 Pumpkinhead Completed & A W.I.P.
Post by: Anatoli on December 08, 2011, 01:16:05 PM
Amazing!  :-*
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 12/7/11 Pumpkinhead Completed & A W.I.P.
Post by: tomogui on December 08, 2011, 01:23:58 PM
Yes, I love these pumpkin guys. They're  just so characterful and fun. They definitely deserve some gaming time; imagine how rival gang members will feel when they get wiped off the table by well-dressed pumpkin-headed guys.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 12/7/11 Pumpkinhead Completed & A W.I.P.
Post by: DeafNala on December 09, 2011, 11:36:34 AM
Thanks again for the feedback...I'll try to have something interesting to put up by the end of the weekend.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 12/7/11 Pumpkinhead Completed & A W.I.P.
Post by: manic _miner on December 09, 2011, 11:43:43 AM
 Loving these pumpkin headed guy's.Like the use of the different plastic kits you are using too.You have made them all work really well together.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 12/7/11 Pumpkinhead Completed & A W.I.P.
Post by: Gun bunny on December 09, 2011, 09:09:38 PM
your use of bits is excellent and i bid you continue(by the way i am totally looting your idea)very nice paint also,carry on.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 12/7/11 Pumpkinhead Completed & A W.I.P.
Post by: DeafNala on December 09, 2011, 09:32:11 PM
Thanks for the kind words, Guys. Any ideas that you like well enough to want feel free to take them.
I just finished gluing the sand down on the Mushroom Carolers' base; I should have some W.I.P. photos up early tomorrow...if you haven't been too naughty that is
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 12/1/11 W.I.P. Carolers
Post by: DeafNala on December 10, 2011, 10:45:10 AM
As threatened, erm...promised, & in keeping with the Season, I started on the Mushroom Carolers of The Spooky Woods. Here's the Guy in progress:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/DSCN0402.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/DSCN0403.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/DSCN0404.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/DSCN0405.jpg)

...God Bless Us Everyone!
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 12/1/11 W.I.P. Carolers
Post by: Mason on December 10, 2011, 11:13:06 AM
Superb!

Waiting to see these in your usual great choice of colours!

Oh, yes! I certainly am!

 :-* :-*
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 12/1/11 W.I.P. Carolers
Post by: DeafNala on December 10, 2011, 01:21:45 PM
Thanks, Amigo! I'm starting to get a bit more productive...SO, hopefully, you won't have to wait all that long for an update in glorious color.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 12/1/11 W.I.P. Carolers
Post by: Anatoli on December 10, 2011, 01:30:50 PM
That looks just hilarious, I too can't wait to see this one painted up!
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 12/1/11 W.I.P. Carolers
Post by: DeafNala on December 10, 2011, 10:30:35 PM
Thanks, Anatoli! The guiding spirit of my little horrors is a strong sense of the absurd...I'm glad you picked up the intended humor in the piece. I have the Choir Master underway; like most Goblins, he's a study in silliness.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 12/1/11 W.I.P. Carolers
Post by: Thantsants on December 12, 2011, 08:00:12 PM
Actually it all looks quite atmospheric with the black wash over your undercoat...

Your work as ever encompasses the ridiculous and sublime with panache!  :D
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 12/1/11 W.I.P. Carolers
Post by: DeafNala on December 12, 2011, 09:19:03 PM
Thanks Thantsants! One of the Death Squad Guys thought that I should leave the pieces in black & white...this could be a critique on my taste in colors.
I made some progress on the piece today...more or less.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 12/16/11 Finished Carolers
Post by: DeafNala on December 15, 2011, 11:33:57 PM
In keeping with the Spirit of the Season...although not necessarily the Christmas Season...with some trepidation I present the now finished Carolers:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/DSCN0429.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/DSCN0427.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/DSCN0425.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/DSCN0424.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/DSCN0422.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/DSCN0420.jpg)

MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 12/16/11 Finished Carolers
Post by: Blackwolf on December 16, 2011, 12:09:07 AM
Love 'em :-* :-*
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 12/16/11 Finished Carolers
Post by: Thantsants on December 16, 2011, 12:59:05 AM
Very nicely done - love the lyrics written on the choirmaster's back banner!

Merry Christmas to you too!

I'm reminded of a classic Christmas Cracker joke - Why would you invite a mushroom to your party?

'Cos he's a fungi!  lol ::)
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 12/16/11 Finished Carolers
Post by: Marine0846 on December 16, 2011, 02:59:05 AM
Love the figures, what fun. lol
 :-*      :-*       :-*
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 12/16/11 Finished Carolers
Post by: Steve F on December 16, 2011, 10:18:50 AM
Wonderful grotesquerie!

Wassail!
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 12/16/11 Finished Carolers
Post by: Mason on December 16, 2011, 10:27:53 AM
Just wonderful, DeafNala!
 :-*

With your usual sense of humour added to the mix, you always make me laugh... lol

Keep it up, mate.

Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 12/16/11 Finished Carolers
Post by: DeafNala on December 16, 2011, 06:19:25 PM
Thanks for all the kind comments, Guys!

Very nicely done - love the lyrics written on the choirmaster's back banner!

I was wondering if anyone would notice...not only are the Mushrooms Fungis, they grow on you.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 12/16/11 Finished Carolers
Post by: Andrew May on December 17, 2011, 09:07:46 PM
You're a genius Al!
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 12/16/11 Finished Carolers
Post by: DeafNala on December 17, 2011, 11:06:36 PM
You're a genius Al!

Thanks, Andrew...I generally hide my genius under a veneer of idiocy.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 12/16/11 Finished Carolers
Post by: Mason on December 18, 2011, 07:42:20 PM
Thanks, Andrew...I generally hide my genius under a veneer of idiocy.

Genius?
Idiocy?

Some would say that is much the same thing!
One man's idiot is another man's genius....
 ;)
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 12/19/11 Pumpkin heads W.I.P. & Complete
Post by: DeafNala on December 19, 2011, 12:59:08 AM
...AND back to the Pumpkinheads. There are two more W.I.P.:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0430.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0432.jpg)

AND two completed:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0433.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0434.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0437.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0438.jpg)

PLUS the obligatory Group Shot:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0439.jpg)

As always, your commentary would be GREATLY appreciated.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 12/19/11 Pumpkin heads W.I.P. & Complete
Post by: Mason on December 19, 2011, 01:21:23 AM
Your blend of Idiotic Genius has surfaced again, DeafNala!
 :-* :-* :-*

They are fantastic!
Colourful, imaginative and seriously eye-catching.
Brilliant!

Cant wait to see the group shot when you have them all finished...
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 12/19/11 Pumpkin heads W.I.P. & Complete
Post by: tomogui on December 19, 2011, 02:36:19 AM
Love 'em! The Blunderpumpkin has a wicked smile. These guys look excellent. The whole effect of these with the Carolers is an unholy mashup of Christmas and Halloween. Hallowmas? Santaween? Perhaps you need to do an Deranged Easter Bunny to inhabit these dark lands?
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 12/19/11 Pumpkin heads W.I.P. & Complete
Post by: DeafNala on December 19, 2011, 02:01:10 PM
Thanks again for the kind words, Guys. It's fortunate that I have a fairly low opinion of moi; it keeps me from going on an ego trip...mostly.

SO while I'm at it, here's the last (maybe) of the League of Pumkinheads ready for some paint:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0440.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0441.jpg)
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 12/26/11 Heep's W.I.P. Mushroom/Bat Poop
Post by: DeafNala on December 26, 2011, 11:38:18 AM
I made some small progress on Heep's Place...added another cave. SO I figured I'd inflict them on you to keep the thread alive:

The "new" cave is on the right:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/DSCN0447.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/DSCN0448.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/DSCN0449.jpg)

Interior view:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/DSCN0450.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/DSCN0451.jpg)

The plan is to have Heep's Establishment sprawled across the top & sides of the newer cave.
As always your commentary is MOST WELCOME...mostly.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 12/26/11 Heep's W.I.P. Mushroom/Bat Poop
Post by: Gun bunny on December 27, 2011, 01:54:11 AM
i must have missed the old cave, i like them both. pink construction foam? what did you use for glue?
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 12/26/11 Heep's W.I.P. Mushroom/Bat Poop
Post by: Blackwolf on December 27, 2011, 03:19:09 AM
Love the caves,more,more!
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 12/26/11 Heep's W.I.P. Mushroom/Bat Poop
Post by: DeafNala on December 27, 2011, 12:28:33 PM
Thanks, Guys...glad you like it so far. I'll try to update Heep's Place by the weekend.

i must have missed the old cave, i like them both. pink construction foam? what did you use for glue?

It's easy to miss things in this thread...I know I do.
I used my glue gun on the small to medium sections of foam (mix of blue & pink); on the large pieces I used Liquid Nails Project Glue...it's okay for foam, although it takes quite awhile to dry.

While I'm at it, here's the latest Pumkinhead:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0454.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0455.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0456.jpg)

As always comments & critiques are most welcome...more or less.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 12/26/11 Heep's W.I.P. Mushroom/Bat Poop
Post by: Anatoli on December 27, 2011, 01:09:00 PM
Love your stuff!  :-* The goblin christmas tree is just amazing, well painted and very funny. Also really like the pumpkin stuff!
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 12/26/11 Heep's W.I.P. Mushroom/Bat Poop
Post by: DeafNala on December 27, 2011, 01:59:39 PM
Thanks, Anatol! I'm glad you like my stuff...it's a small payback for all the inspiring things you post. I must admit this is undoubtably the most enjoyable project I've thus far undertaken.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 12/26/11 Heep's W.I.P. Mushroom/Bat Poop
Post by: Mason on December 28, 2011, 08:59:35 AM
More lovliness, DeafNala.
Good to see you are back in the saddle.
Looking forward to seeing where your wacky mind takes this one.....


I used my glue gun on the small to medium sections of foam (mix of blue & pink); on the large pieces I used Liquid Nails Project Glue...it's okay for foam, although it takes quite awhile to dry.

I use wood glue to stick mine, and pin it together with cocktail sticks while it is drying.
I just snap the bits that are sticking out off when it is dry, for added strength in the construction.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 12/26/11 Heep's W.I.P. Mushroom/Bat Poop
Post by: matakishi on December 28, 2011, 10:48:56 AM
Pumpkinheads are great, tree is great, everything is still...great!  :-*
I'm very impressed with your take on things, keep going, never stop!
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 12/28/11 Another Pumkinhead
Post by: DeafNala on December 28, 2011, 01:51:41 PM
Thanks MUCHO, Guys! Your kind commentary is a real motivating factor with moi. I intend to keep at it until they try to pry the brush from my cold, lifeless hand...even then I'll try to bite the So&Sos.

AND NOW the new Kid on the Block...in a manner of speaking:

The Pistol Packing Pumpkin:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0461.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0458.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0459.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0460.jpg)

At the risk of being repetitious, your comments, critiques, & offers of monetary rewards would be MOST WELCOME...especially the latter bit.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 12/30/11 The CompletePumkinhead Gang
Post by: DeafNala on December 30, 2011, 11:34:08 AM
The Pumpkinhead Gang, aka The Witch's Hunters, are complete...for the moment:

The Crossbow Guy:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0462.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0463.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0464.jpg)

The Swashbuckler:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0465.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0466.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0467.jpg)

AND the Group Portrait:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0468.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0471.jpg)

A JOYOUS NEW YEAR TO Y'ALL!
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 12/30/11 The CompletePumkinhead Gang
Post by: matakishi on December 30, 2011, 11:44:01 AM
Lovely  :-*
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 12/30/11 The CompletePumkinhead Gang
Post by: Ray Rivers on December 30, 2011, 01:33:44 PM
 :-*

Yes, indeed. Veeery nice.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 12/30/11 The CompletePumkinhead Gang
Post by: Steve F on December 30, 2011, 02:19:15 PM
Love the Pumpkinheads, particularly the sleepy-eyed, yawning ones.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 12/30/11 The CompletePumkinhead Gang
Post by: Mason on December 30, 2011, 10:06:20 PM
 :-* :-* :-*

Great stuff, DeafNala!

Individually they look great, but when you show the whole gang the effect is spectacular!
The vibrant colours really make them pop.


(If you are considering adding to them, you may want to take a look at what Rapier have to offer, even if it is only for inspiration)-
 http://www.rapierminiatures.co.uk/page/Range/28mm_Fantasy.html#Pumpkins   
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 12/30/11 The CompletePumkinhead Gang
Post by: DeafNala on December 31, 2011, 11:24:09 AM
Thanks again for all the kind commentary, Guys! There's nothing quite so motivating as a bit of praise; at my age, motivation is a necessary component of creativity...& breathing.

Love the Pumpkinheads, particularly the sleepy-eyed, yawning ones.

I'm rather fond of those faces also, Steve....great minds & all that. Funny thing is they're the only ones to which I've had a negative reaction.

Thanks for the link, Mason...it does give moi some new ideas.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 12/30/11 The CompletePumkinhead Gang
Post by: matakishi on December 31, 2011, 11:31:06 AM
I'm rather fond of those faces also...Funny thing is they're the only ones to which I've had a negative reaction.

Why? Who could be negative about work like this?
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 12/30/11 The CompletePumkinhead Gang
Post by: DeafNala on December 31, 2011, 01:49:46 PM
The negative came from my Amigo, Mordheimer; he just didn't like the slitty-eyes on the Pumpkinhead...different stroke or lack of taste, take your pick. Since Himself normally is a source of gushing praise, an occasional "yuck" comment is okay.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 12/30/11 The CompletePumkinhead Gang
Post by: Anatoli on December 31, 2011, 02:46:09 PM
Don't mind your friend, the unit looks really cool!
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 12/30/11 The CompletePumkinhead Gang
Post by: DeafNala on December 31, 2011, 09:13:01 PM
Thanks, Anatoli! I value Mord's comments simply because I know that's what he actually thinks...of course he's a jerk.

A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL!

(http://www.blog.themeaningofislam.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/2012-end-of-world.jpg#myan%20ran%20out%20of%20space)
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 1/04/12 Yet More W.I.P. Mushrooms
Post by: DeafNala on January 04, 2012, 02:39:33 PM
I figured I do up a couple more of the Mushrooms for Heep's Place...I may have gotten carried away. Looking at them all grouped up, they looked pretty sinister...SO I thought you'd get a kick out of the Mushroom Mob from HELL!:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/DSCN0473.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/DSCN0475.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/DSCN0476.jpg)
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 1/04/12 Yet More W.I.P. Mushrooms
Post by: Steve F on January 04, 2012, 02:50:24 PM
You know, if you cast those in chocolate, you'd make a fortune in the novelty sweets line!
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 1/04/12 Yet More W.I.P. Mushrooms
Post by: DeafNala on January 04, 2012, 06:23:40 PM
You know, if you cast those in chocolate, you'd make a fortune in the novelty sweets line!

What a great idea...Hersey's Kisses from HELL!
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 1/15/12 The New Tree On The Block
Post by: DeafNala on January 15, 2012, 02:36:10 PM
As the subtitle says there's a New Tree to show Y'all. AND HERE HE/It IS:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0480.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0483.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0484.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0487.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0486.jpg)

With a couple of possible planting sites:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0492.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0493.jpg)

AND the long view:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0494.jpg)

Comments, critiques, & endowments would be GREATLY appreciated...more or less.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 1/15/12 The New Tree On The Block
Post by: Steve F on January 15, 2012, 03:24:38 PM
I'm running out of expressions of delight.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 1/15/12 The New Tree On The Block
Post by: Timbor on January 15, 2012, 03:48:19 PM
Wow, I just took a few quick looks through your stuff, and that forest is downright scary, in a good way.  I could imagine it giving kids a few nightmares!  lol

It screams of character, and I can tell lots of insight has gone into it.

Now, I will try and review the whole of your long, long thread later, but for us newcomers could you give us a quick rundown of the background storyline for Heep's place? (Or perhaps a link to the explanation that has since been lost in this thread)

Tim
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 1/15/12 The New Tree On The Block
Post by: DeafNala on January 16, 2012, 12:12:05 PM
Thanks MUCHO for taking the time to comment, Guys...it is appreciated!

Now, I will try and review the whole of your long, long thread later, but for us newcomers could you give us a quick rundown of the background storyline for Heep's place? (Or perhaps a link to the explanation that has since been lost in this thread)


The storyline is developing, but you got me thinking about how I will tie all this stuff together, & I think I may have come up with something cool...we see as thing develop. That aside, Compo Heep is the (in)famous owner, founder, & main source of labor for Heep's Bat poop Mine & Mushroom Distillery. Here's himself:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0145.jpg)

He's an Armor Cast mini from Ginfritter's Gnomish Workshop.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 1/15/12 The New Tree On The Block
Post by: Mason on January 16, 2012, 05:16:42 PM
More lovliness, yet again, DeafNala!
 :-*

Not too sure if I would be trying Heep's Lager, though!

Oh!, and could you please give us Flo's definition of a good time?!?
 lol
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 1/15/12 The New Tree On The Block
Post by: DeafNala on January 16, 2012, 08:22:58 PM
Thanks for the kind commentary, Mason.
Passing up Heep's Finest is probably a wise move; there's some debate as to whether or not all the bat byproducts find there way to providing nutrients for the mushrooms.
Dear Flo may not supply the "fun" herself these days; that task has fallen to her numerous, enthusiastic nieces...there are some photos of the Lasses floating around the thread somewhere.
Title: Re: UberGobins, & Goblins, & Squigs! Update 1/26/12 Some Progress at Heep's Place
Post by: DeafNala on January 26, 2012, 11:54:15 AM
Here's the latest developments at Heep's Place:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0515.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0517.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0519.jpg)

The way up to the soon-to-be-built Tavern on the Rock:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0516.jpg)

An overview of the piece:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0521.jpg)

As always, comments, critiques, & envelopes filled with small, unmarked bills would be GREATLY appreciated.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 1/26/12 Some Progress at Heep's Place
Post by: Mason on January 26, 2012, 12:17:41 PM
It is looking great, DeafNala!

There is nothing quite like seeing a wip and trying to second guess what it will eventually look like.

Given that it you that I am trying to second guess here, I think my chances of being right are seriously slim!

Looking forward to the next update.....
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 1/26/12 Some Progress at Heep's Place
Post by: Faber on January 26, 2012, 01:41:08 PM
this thread is an AMAZING report of a brilliant and crazy evil mind!  :-*
You are really creating something unique here Deafnala! It's a pleasure to look at your works. It's not so easy to offer you useful suggests, it seems that your creativity needs no suggests at all!  :o
Keep going mate!

cheers
Faber
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 1/26/12 Some Progress at Heep's Place
Post by: phreedh on January 26, 2012, 03:02:59 PM
Haven't been paying attention to this thread for a while... some great stuff added! Keep up keeping up, DeafNala! (Was about to type DaftNala) :)
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 1/26/12 Some Progress at Heep's Place
Post by: DeafNala on January 28, 2012, 01:36:39 PM
Thanks MUCHO for your kind commentary, Guys. It's humbling...humility is a personal trait I'm most proud of.

Given that it you that I am trying to second guess here, I think my chances of being right are seriously slim!
It's not so easy to offer you useful suggests, it seems that your creativity needs no suggests at all!  :o

I draw heavily for inspiration from things I see posted here...especially the WONDERFUL things you two & phreedh post; SO you may all take credit for the better aspects of The Project...I'm not sure if this is a positive, but it was meant that way.

Was about to type DaftNala :)

I like that...it probably is a more apt description than my actual Nom de Forum.

AND NOW FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT, between struggling (& procrastinating) about writing an article for Matakashi's Tea House (being asked to contribute to his WONDROUS site is rather like being asked to put on a show at M.o.M.A.: Metropolitan Museum of Art) & working on The Project, I've signed up for the Prisoner Exchange on Mordheimer's Death Squad. This entails painting a piece of 40Kish style to be shipped to another participant...& receiving one in the process.
I'm using this to work on some ideas I have for Heep's Tavern. SO here are some W.I.P. photos of the Beasty:

The Overview:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Rogues%20Gallery/DSCN0522.jpg)

Some closeups:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Rogues%20Gallery/DSCN0525.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Rogues%20Gallery/DSCN0527.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Rogues%20Gallery/DSCN0529.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Rogues%20Gallery/DSCN0530.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Rogues%20Gallery/DSCN0531.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Rogues%20Gallery/DSCN0532.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Rogues%20Gallery/DSCN0533.jpg)

The idea is to portray a Renegade leaving his favorite drinking establishment, Morbid Jest's Inn. Paraphrasing the Whiffenpoof Song, I'm calling the piece "To The Tables Down At Morbid"s".

As always Comments & Critiques would be most welcome...mostly.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 1/28/12 Something Different
Post by: Prof.Witchheimer on January 28, 2012, 02:23:31 PM
That is a very clever use of our steam-punk head, Deafnala   :)

As usual crazy and as usual very funny idea. Keep it going.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 1/28/12 Something Different
Post by: DeafNala on January 28, 2012, 05:06:13 PM
Thanks, Prof...glad you like it so far. While I liked the heads prior to this piece, I hadn't realized just how VERY nicely sculpted/detailed they are; I hope I can do them justice.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 2/1/12 Something Different Completed
Post by: DeafNala on February 01, 2012, 01:55:52 PM
I managed to finish the Lad several months ahead of time. SO here are some photos of ASTOUNDING MEDIOCRITY to bring you up to speed:

The Man:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Rogues%20Gallery/DSCN0562.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Rogues%20Gallery/DSCN0561.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Rogues%20Gallery/DSCN0564.jpg)

On The Base:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Rogues%20Gallery/DSCN0554.jpg)

The Long View:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Rogues%20Gallery/DSCN0560.jpg)

AND The Base itself:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Rogues%20Gallery/DSCN0541.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Rogues%20Gallery/DSCN0542.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Rogues%20Gallery/DSCN0544.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Rogues%20Gallery/DSCN0543.jpg)

The P.E. 2012 = Prisoner Exchange 2012, which is the name of the event.
As always your take on the Beasty would be GREATLY appreciated.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 2/1/12 Something Different Completed
Post by: Mason on February 01, 2012, 04:05:40 PM
Looking lovely, DeafNala!

That is a fantastic conversion, using some very eclectic parts (is that a very old , RT era, space marine ammo pack you have used?) along with a great base.

A great advert for the LAM heads too, I think you should get royalties from the Prof!  ;)

Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 2/1/12 Something Different Completed
Post by: Blue in vt on February 01, 2012, 04:30:53 PM
Ha...what a fun little piece!  nice work

Blue
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 2/1/12 Something Different Completed
Post by: dijit on February 01, 2012, 05:04:54 PM
Very nice. Love the texture of the wall behind him especially.
Duncan
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 2/1/12 Something Different Completed
Post by: DeafNala on February 01, 2012, 05:47:08 PM
Thanks, Guys. It was a fun piece to do. The Prof's Steam Punk Heads are terrific, very detailed, & a pleasure to paint...HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Mason: the ammo pouch is an accessory piece from G.W's old plastic Orks Box.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 2/1/12 Something Different Completed
Post by: Delaney on February 03, 2012, 10:21:09 AM
Loving where your at at the moment- So refreshingly different to everyone else.

Oh, hang on... since its you....

Loving where your at at the moment- So refreshingly different to everyone else.  ;)

Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 2/1/12 Something Different Completed
Post by: DeafNala on February 03, 2012, 12:46:03 PM
Thanks MUCHO, Dave! Actually I'm not all that certain where I am, although it is interesting...strange, but interesting.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 2/5/12 New Mushroom Species Discovered WIP
Post by: DeafNala on February 05, 2012, 02:10:49 PM
The Illustrious Guru of All Things Mushroom, Temerity O'Leery, & assistant, Obnoxious Buzz, have discovered a new species of Sentient  Mushroom, Oscarius Mysillium. The gregarious nature of the Oscarius was noted when recording the image of one a group formed around the initial subject...the late Obnoxious Buzz discovered their food preferences (providing his Master the opportunity for a quick escape).

And the Evidence:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0569.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0571.jpg)

Further study should provide the Gentle Reader with photos of The Beasties coloration.
Comments & critiques ar once more solicited...more or less.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 2/5/12 New Mushroom Species Discovered WIP
Post by: Timbor on February 05, 2012, 06:16:07 PM
Ooh, very nice!  Nothin like carniverous mushrooms!  Just need to hire some goblins to tend them/feed them!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 2/5/12 New Mushroom Species Discovered WIP
Post by: Mason on February 05, 2012, 08:40:11 PM
Lovely!
 :-*

Cant wait to see them painted up.....


.....Poor Old Obnoxious Buss! (You do make me laugh!  lol lol lol)
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 2/5/12 New Mushroom Species Discovered WIP
Post by: DeafNala on February 05, 2012, 10:19:04 PM
Thanks for the kind comments, Guys...glad you liked the Mushrooms & the names. I now have 19 of the Little Beasties to paint up...I have a tendency to get carried away with things.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 2/5/12 New Mushroom Species Discovered WIP
Post by: rob_alderman on February 05, 2012, 11:12:34 PM
Hahahaha those are BRILLIANT.

Love them! Loads!

 :-*
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 2/5/12 New Mushroom Species Discovered WIP
Post by: Thantsants on February 05, 2012, 11:31:59 PM
Contrary to doctor's orders I thought I'd take another look at what you're up - more weird brilliance!

Nice work on your prisoner exchange piece and Heep's place is looking heap big great!

Love the Oscarius Mysilium - does the name have any significance?  :D
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 2/5/12 New Mushroom Species Discovered WIP
Post by: aggro84 on February 06, 2012, 02:29:11 AM
Really cool stuff. I love your imagination. Reminds me of 80's style GW.
Carnivorous mushrooms.  :D
Are you sure you haven't been experimenting with mushrooms?  ;D
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 2/5/12 New Mushroom Species Discovered WIP
Post by: DeafNala on February 06, 2012, 03:24:27 PM
Thanks once more for the kind comments...you should be warned though, this only encourages me to even greater feats of lunacy.

Contrary to doctor's orders I thought I'd take another look at what you're up - more weird brilliance!

Nice work on your prisoner exchange piece and Heep's place is looking heap big great!

Love the Oscarius Mysilium - does the name have any significance?  :D

I never listen to doctors either. The Oscarius Mysillium came about as I thought the first one looked like the Sesame Street Muppet, Oscar the Grouch, & the Mysillium is a more accurate version of Mycelium, which refers to the mushroom cap...it was the best I could come up with at the time.

Are you sure you haven't been experimenting with mushrooms?  ;D

Well...not recently. Thank God for flashbacks.
BTW I LOVE your work in the Gothic Horror & Cthulhu Sections...WONDERFUL WORK!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 2/5/12 New Mushroom Species Discovered WIP
Post by: Christian on February 09, 2012, 03:42:40 AM
Wow! I just saw the update of Heep's Place... that looks incredible! You've got something really great going there! :)
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 2/5/12 New Mushroom Species Discovered WIP
Post by: DeafNala on February 09, 2012, 12:57:54 PM
Thanks, Christian...I'm glad you like it. I'm plodding along slowly on Heep's Place...the buildings that is; & the neighborhood swamp.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 2/5/12 New Mushroom Species Discovered WIP
Post by: Christian on February 09, 2012, 11:55:39 PM
The fact that there is a neighbourhood swamp has me very excited :)
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 2/5/12 New Mushroom Species Discovered WIP
Post by: Spooktalker on February 10, 2012, 05:24:36 AM
Characterful faces on the shrooms and a real gonzo spirit comes through in the door and doorman piece.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 2/5/12 New Mushroom Species Discovered WIP
Post by: DeafNala on February 10, 2012, 12:37:49 PM
Thanks for the kind commentary, Guys!

Thanks, Christian...I'm glad you like it. I'm plodding along slowly on Heep's Place...the buildings that is; & the neighborhood swamp.

The Witches need their own private place...a swamp seems like just the thing.

Characterful faces on the shrooms and a real gonzo spirit comes through in the door and doorman piece.

Gonzo is a cool idea...I thought of this one more like Beaker.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 2/14/12 The New Kid On The Block
Post by: DeafNala on February 14, 2012, 02:19:56 PM
This is the first of several islets that will form a Swamp Town. Another name I'm sure will replace it, but right now I think of it as Oozy Suzy's Place.

Here's an overview:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0575.jpg)

The front door with Suzy Herself:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0578.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0583.jpg)

Around back:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0579.jpg)

The Folks up on top:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0580.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0581.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0582.jpg)

As always, your thoughts on the Beasty are most welcome...mostly.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 2/14/12 The New Kid On The Block
Post by: Rochie on February 14, 2012, 02:23:06 PM
 :o :-* Love em! She's a nasty looking little bugger though, ain't she? :D
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 2/14/12 The New Kid On The Block
Post by: dijit on February 14, 2012, 04:58:27 PM
Oozy suzy looks great. Fantastic imagination as always!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 2/14/12 The New Kid On The Block
Post by: DeafNala on February 14, 2012, 07:26:07 PM
Thanks for the kind comments, Guys. I may add Suzy's Boy Friend to the top of the piece...now he's a nasty looking Dude.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 2/14/12 The New Kid On The Block
Post by: Mason on February 14, 2012, 07:32:02 PM
More wacky, crazy wonderfulness, DeafNala!
 :-*

I do so look forward to your updates on thisproject, and you never disappoint.

Suzy? Scary, more like!

Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 2/14/12 The New Kid On The Block
Post by: DeafNala on February 14, 2012, 11:00:32 PM
Thanks, Mason...glad I didn't disappoint you.
"Scary" is an idea; she could be Scary Mary & her consort would be Dirty Harry...how's that sound? It would look good on their mail box...or not.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 2/14/12 The New Kid On The Block
Post by: Thantsants on February 14, 2012, 11:16:20 PM
I think Scary Mary and Dirty Harry have a certain ring - but Oozy Suzy has some definitely disturbing undertones!

She's a wonderfully weird mini - those Paul Muller sculpts are great and her better? half certainly is nasty looking! I can't wait to get stuck into painting some of his gribbly little Sea Demons.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 2/14/12 The New Kid On The Block
Post by: DeafNala on February 15, 2012, 02:05:25 AM
Thanks for risking a night of strange dreams to check out the new addition, Thantsants! I still have some nice, creepy little thingys from Four A to do...they're delightful creations.
I think if I keep it Oozy Suzy, I may name her heart throb Slimy Dick...or not.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 2/14/12 The New Kid On The Block
Post by: Thantsants on February 15, 2012, 09:41:15 AM
 lol

or what about Squirmin' Herman?  ;)
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 2/14/12 The New Kid On The Block
Post by: DeafNala on February 15, 2012, 11:28:12 PM
lol

or what about Squirmin' Herman?  ;)

That has a nice ring to it...Herman the Vermin has possibilities also.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 2/14/12 The New Kid On The Block
Post by: Golgotha on February 16, 2012, 12:10:27 AM
Well seeing all this I felt inspired

Of red I see of unter and uber of under and over
Over here and under there
They see they are
The brotherhood

As I suck the sweet bitterness that is a buttercup I dream I see
Nay I understand
The brotherhood

All or nothing
Big or small
They are
They are the things of madness and despair

Ever lurking ever dreaming
I slip ever closer
Trees of madness take root

A smile a grin a distorted grimace
Visions abound driving me insane
As I go under and over
Ever over and under to the other side
And join the brotherhood.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 2/14/12 The New Kid On The Block
Post by: DeafNala on February 17, 2012, 12:18:04 PM
Wow! I never imagined my little horrors would inspire poetry other than an odd limerick...thank you.

Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 2/18/12 Bad Acid Rock
Post by: DeafNala on February 18, 2012, 02:13:37 PM
AND the latest addition to the Spooky Woods...
The Bad Acid Rock:

From a (safe) distance:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0584.jpg)

Up close & whatever:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0590.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0588.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0587.jpg)

As ever, your comments & critiques are MOST WELCOME.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 2/18/12 Bad Acid Rock
Post by: Rochie on February 18, 2012, 02:52:39 PM
 :-* :-* Bad Acid Rock? Very fitting title for another fantastic piece!!!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 2/18/12 Bad Acid Rock
Post by: FramFramson on February 18, 2012, 03:04:08 PM
Dammit, I told 'em not to take the brown acid.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 2/18/12 Bad Acid Rock
Post by: DeafNala on February 18, 2012, 06:30:25 PM
Thanks for the comments, Guys...always take the Reds, Man!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 2/24/12 Some Fols at Heep's Place
Post by: DeafNala on February 24, 2012, 11:18:09 AM
As I slowly work on Heep's Place, I did a couple of denizens:

When did you get so tall, Greta?:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0596.jpg)

No more for you, Snorri!:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0595.jpg)

& a couple more shots:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0594.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0593.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0597.jpg)

Your kind comments & critiques are, as always, appreciated.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 2/24/12 Some Fols at Heep's Place
Post by: Mason on February 24, 2012, 12:52:44 PM
Great little scene, DeafNala, so full of character.
Every picture tells a story, and this one says to me; 'To be continued' at the end.

Hopefully!  :D

(P.S. I have to note that Snorri reminds me a little of your avatar!..... ;). .....coincidence?)


Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 2/24/12 Some Fols at Heep's Place
Post by: DeafNala on February 24, 2012, 01:04:15 PM
Thank, Amigo...your comments are appreciated.

I hadn't thought about the similarity to my avatar...could be a subconscious thing. I picked that avatar because it resembled moi, although more reputable looking. Usually I use this one:

(http://r20.imgfast.net/users/2014/33/17/38/avatars/1-1.gif)

...it comes closer to the true moi.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 2/24/12 Some Fols at Heep's Place
Post by: drakkol on February 27, 2012, 06:17:24 PM
Oh... Al! It's a real pleasure to find you here!  ;)

Your project is evolving in a manner i didn't imagine. Absolutly wonderful!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 2/28/12 Pumkin Head Jones & Friends
Post by: DeafNala on February 28, 2012, 01:47:29 PM
This is what's underway for the Spooky Forest Project (from HELL!):

West Wind's Pumpkin Head Jones:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0598.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0600.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0601.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0602.jpg)

AND his W.I.P. Friends:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0603.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0604.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0605.jpg)

As always, you commentary, positive or not, is most welcome.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 2/28/12 Pumkin Head Jones & Friends
Post by: Anatoli on March 02, 2012, 08:32:28 AM
Love the pumpkinhead forest collection you've painted up - the latest additions are great!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 2/28/12 Pumkin Head Jones & Friends
Post by: Blackwolf on March 02, 2012, 09:55:45 AM
More brilliance,love the bad acid rock :-* Can you do a good acid rock,with Roky lol Ericson?
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 2/28/12 Pumkin Head Jones & Friends
Post by: Mason on March 02, 2012, 12:59:00 PM
A great bunch of 'lads' for the project!

PH Jones looks great, looking forward to seeing the rest of the gang painted up.


Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 2/28/12 Pumkin Head Jones & Friends
Post by: DeafNala on March 02, 2012, 01:13:55 PM
Thanks for the kind comments, Guys!
The "Good" Acid Rock has possibilities...some faces with faraway, silly expressions...maybe light up eyes.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 2/28/12 Pumkin Head Jones & Friends
Post by: dijit on March 03, 2012, 10:42:56 AM
Love 'em! Where's the scarecrows from?
Duncan
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 2/28/12 Pumkin Head Jones & Friends
Post by: Galland on March 03, 2012, 11:03:46 AM
Lookg great, I love the Pumpin Head Jones and his friends!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 2/28/12 Pumkin Head Jones & Friends
Post by: DeafNala on March 03, 2012, 12:37:27 PM
Thanks for commenting, Guys...it IS appreciated.
Jones & all his associates are from West Wind's Gothic Horror range.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 3/26/12 Some Finished & New W.I.P. Pieces
Post by: DeafNala on March 26, 2012, 08:58:29 PM
The Sack Head Killers, in their now finished state:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0613.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0614.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0615.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0616.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0617.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0618.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0619.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0620.jpg)

AND The Group Photo:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0621.jpg)

PLUS some new recruits. I got the idea for these Guys from a photo of a Rackham mini on C.M.o.N.:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0630.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0631.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0632.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0634.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0635.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0636.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0637.jpg)

As always, your comments & critiques would be GREATLY appreciated.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 3/26/12 Some Finished & New W.I.P. Pieces
Post by: Mason on March 27, 2012, 12:07:19 PM
I love your work, DeafNala, and it feels like an age since we were last treated to some...

Love the Sack Heads!
 :-*


The new guy looks promising too. Looking forward to seeing him finished.
 ;D

Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 3/26/12 Some Finished & New W.I.P. Pieces
Post by: DeafNala on March 27, 2012, 01:01:32 PM
Thanks, Mason...glad you like them. Lately I've been rather lacking in motivation...could be Spring Fever. It has been awhile between posts. When I went to look for my thread, I found it sitting forlornly on page 3...I'll try to do better.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 3/26/12 Some Finished & New W.I.P. Pieces
Post by: dijit on March 29, 2012, 01:35:21 PM
More sackheads please!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 3/26/12 Some Finished & New W.I.P. Pieces
Post by: Gun bunny on March 29, 2012, 07:32:54 PM
 :D i like the sackheads and the pumpkinheads nice work there !
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 3/26/12 Some Finished & New W.I.P. Pieces
Post by: DeafNala on March 30, 2012, 12:48:49 AM
Thanks for the kind words, Guys. I don't have any plans to add more Sack Heads, but then I didn't think I'd be doing more Pumpkin Heads either. Doing some of the S.H. with weapons could be cool.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 3/26/12 Some Finished & New W.I.P. Pieces
Post by: Blackwolf on March 30, 2012, 12:57:30 AM
More nice stuff DN! Your painting and so on always reminds me of some sort of twisted Hollywood movie circa 1940s,it has that noirish feeling,it's a movie I'd love to see :)
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 3/26/12 Some Finished & New W.I.P. Pieces
Post by: DeafNala on March 30, 2012, 11:39:37 AM
Thanks for the kind comment, Blackwolf. Initially what the various stuff reminded me of was Jim Henson's Labyrinth, maybe The Dark Crystal, & Tim Burton's Nightmare Before Christmas. Now the dark but innately silly pieces make me think more of Bugs Bunny with writers form Sin City chiming in.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 3/26/12 Some Finished & New W.I.P. Pieces
Post by: Thantsants on April 01, 2012, 08:35:25 PM
Cracking crackers stuff - sack heads are great!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 4/02/12 Latest Pumpkin Head Is Done
Post by: DeafNala on April 02, 2012, 09:02:43 PM
As advertised, the first of the latest batch (from the patch) is done. SO without further ado, here he is:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0642.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0643.jpg)

Once more your comments would be GREATLY appreciated...for the most part.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 4/02/12 Latest Pumpkin Head Is Done
Post by: Mason on April 02, 2012, 09:10:08 PM
Cracking stuff, DeafNala, as usual.
 :-*

Not treading the Fantasy board as much these days, (Strange Aeons is my new obsession  ::)), but will ALWAYS keep checking back on your progress!

Keep it up, Amigo!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 4/02/12 Latest Pumpkin Head Is Done
Post by: DeafNala on April 02, 2012, 09:58:50 PM
Thanks, Mason...& a belated thanks to you too, Thantsants!

Strange Aeons? I thought you were V.S.F. bound...you got to love Lovecraft though.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 4/02/12 Latest Pumpkin Head Is Done
Post by: Mason on April 02, 2012, 10:44:02 PM
Strange Aeons? I thought you were V.S.F. bound...you got to love Lovecraft though.

I had lost my miniature painting mojo a little after all those buildings and the sheer amount of minis I have to paint for VSF was a little off-putting.
So I thought that I would try a small project first, and have had a hankering for Strange Aeons for quite some time.
Come on over and take a peek, there is loads of goodness to view.



If you dare.......



Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 4/02/12 Latest Pumpkin Head Is Done
Post by: Faber on April 03, 2012, 08:45:47 AM
Cracking stuff, DeafNala, as usual.
 :-*

What he said pal!  :-*
this latest pumpkin head is really cool!
Keep going mate!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 4/02/12 Latest Pumpkin Head Is Done
Post by: southheaven on April 03, 2012, 10:43:23 AM
What a great and mostly original project! I like it very much! :-*
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 4/02/12 Latest Pumpkin Head Is Done
Post by: DeafNala on April 03, 2012, 03:44:11 PM
Thanks for the kind replies, Guys. I may not be all that good, but I am original...no one else cared to be me, so I'm stuck with the job.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 4/02/12 Latest Pumpkin Head Is Done
Post by: Thantsants on April 03, 2012, 04:33:20 PM
I can't think of anyone better for the position!  :D
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 4/02/12 Latest Pumpkin Head Is Done
Post by: DeafNala on April 03, 2012, 09:49:18 PM
Thanks, Thantsants. We have similar senses of humor...you have my condolences.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 4/02/12 Latest Pumpkin Head Is Done
Post by: Thantsants on April 05, 2012, 09:05:12 AM
It is a cross we - but mostly others - have to bear...  ;)
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 4/02/12 Latest Pumpkin Head Is Done
Post by: Mason on April 05, 2012, 10:18:30 AM
It is a cross we - but mostly others - have to bear...  ;)

I guess I can bear it for a little longer, at least...
 ;)
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 4/02/12 Latest Pumpkin Head Is Done
Post by: DeafNala on April 05, 2012, 12:26:32 PM
It's rather like farting in a lift.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 4/10/12 Von Kurst & Friend
Post by: DeafNala on April 10, 2012, 05:11:04 PM
SO..two new pieces to inflict on Y'all: i.e., Yet Another Pumpkin Head AND a WONDERFUL reaper Scarecrow donated by & named for T.B.M.F. own Von Kurst...we'll check with playtable about the resemblance.

The new Pumpkin Head in The Patch:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0645.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0656.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0654.jpg)

Von Kurst, Himself:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0661.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0662.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0663.jpg)

Group Shot:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0664.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0666.jpg)

As always, your commentary would be GREATLY appreciated.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 4/10/12 Von Kurst & Friend
Post by: Mason on April 10, 2012, 05:14:59 PM
 :o :o :o

Wow,wow and bloody-wow!

Love 'em all, DeafNala, but the job you have done on Von Kurst is brilliant!
 :-*

I want one!
Where is he from?
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 4/10/12 Von Kurst & Friend
Post by: DeafNala on April 10, 2012, 05:58:03 PM
Thanks once more for your kind comments, Mason.
The mini is Reaper's (14012) Gauntfield. Scarecrow:

(http://www.reapermini.com/graphics/gallery/4/14012_G.jpg)

http://www.reapermini.com/Miniatures/14012/latest/14012

I removed the twinky skull from his sack & replaced it with a G.W. plastic one from one of their banners...the sewn together one.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 4/10/12 Von Kurst & Friend
Post by: Thantsants on April 10, 2012, 06:49:07 PM
Lovely stuff - particularly love his mad eyes!  8)

Oh yeah and all the spectacular scenic bits and explosive colours...  :D
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 4/10/12 Von Kurst & Friend
Post by: DeafNala on April 11, 2012, 01:08:28 PM
Thanks, Thantsants...I needed some motivation this morning.
Everyone seems to like V.K.'s eyes; SO I'd say I got them right...it happens now & then.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 4/16/12 The Complete Pumpkin Head Band
Post by: DeafNala on April 16, 2012, 10:38:07 AM
Well the Lads...such as they are...are finally done. AND here they are...this would be an appropriate time for those of discerning taste to leave the thread:

The Dashing Guy in the Patch:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0667.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0669.jpg)

& Friend:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0668.jpg)

The Reaper:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0675.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0677.jpg)

& Friends:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0676.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0672.jpg)

The Patch Beast:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0679.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0680.jpg)

Group Portrait:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0681.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0682.jpg)

Whatcathink...translation: your commentary would be once more appreciated.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 4/16/12 The Complete Pumpkin Head Band
Post by: Faber on April 16, 2012, 10:40:03 AM
YEAH!  :-* :-* :-*
too cool mate! Nothing more to say, sir: just YEAH!  :-*
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 4/16/12 The Complete Pumpkin Head Band
Post by: DeafNala on April 16, 2012, 04:24:46 PM
Thanks, Faber...glad you like them.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 4/16/12 The Complete Pumpkin Head Band
Post by: Thantsants on April 16, 2012, 05:58:35 PM
Is it Halloween already?  :D

I would echo Faber in his appreciation - jam-packed with loads of nice little (and big) touches.  8)
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 4/16/12 The Complete Pumpkin Head Band
Post by: DeafNala on April 16, 2012, 08:44:45 PM
Thanks for the kind comments, Thantsants. I do seem to be a Halloween kind of Guy. Actually this thread seems to be trying to find its way into the Gothic Horror Section.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 4/16/12 The Complete Pumpkin Head Band
Post by: Thantsants on April 16, 2012, 08:54:12 PM
My pleasure - glad it got lost on the way!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 4/21/12 The Pumpkin Head Jones Gang
Post by: DeafNala on April 21, 2012, 11:19:13 AM
I finally got back to the Jones Boys(?), & finished the remaining four Pumpkin Head Guys. SO here are the Melon Men:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0690.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0691.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0689.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0688.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0692.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0693.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0694.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0695.jpg)

AND the all important Group Portrait:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0696.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0697.jpg)

As always your commentary would make my day, which speaks volumes in regards to the state of my social life.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 4/21/12 The Pumpkin Head Jones Gang
Post by: Thantsants on April 22, 2012, 07:45:45 PM
Very gourd!  ;)

Are you planning on any shots of the whole wild wood so far?
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 4/21/12 The Pumpkin Head Jones Gang
Post by: DeafNala on April 23, 2012, 12:33:42 PM
Thanks, Thantsants...I liked the pun; with me that could be another sign of imminent senility.
Looking at the Group Shot for The Jones Mob, it looks like they should have an "All Dancing, All Singing" Vaudeville style subtitle. Despite that I'm working up to doing those Gangs I haven't sold off into the Spooky Woods setting.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 4/21/12 The Pumpkin Head Jones Gang
Post by: Mo! on April 23, 2012, 12:39:21 PM
Lovely stuff old friend! I love how original and inspiring all your stuff is!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 4/21/12 The Pumpkin Head Jones Gang
Post by: DeafNala on April 23, 2012, 02:41:55 PM
Thanks, Mo!...your kind comments are appreciated/motivating.
It's nice to see you over here on L.A.F.; ain't it a COOL hangout?
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 4/21/12 The Pumpkin Head Jones Gang
Post by: Mason on April 23, 2012, 03:25:26 PM
Great stuff, DeafNala!

Love the group shot, it reminds me of the cover of Sgt Pepper's.
Soooo muuuuuch coloooouuur!
Love it!
 :-*

Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 4/21/12 The Pumpkin Head Jones Gang
Post by: DeafNala on April 23, 2012, 05:41:01 PM
Thanks for the kind feedback, Mason. Being a colorful character myself seems to carry over with my minis.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 4/21/12 The Pumpkin Head Jones Gang
Post by: Mr Saturday on April 27, 2012, 01:41:22 PM
Good lord, what a thread! The trees, the pumpkins, the goblins...

Deafnala, amazing. That forest, what a joy it must be to have scenery like that. I'm not a big fan of lettering on bases, but the font you're using is really nice, and your penmanship just as pleasant.

I love all the pumpkin models, the whole theme is really, really appealing. Excellent stuff!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 5/07/12 Gorgeous George & Patch
Post by: DeafNala on May 07, 2012, 12:48:08 PM
For no particular reason I painted up this Reaper Giant I found lurking in one of the storage boxes. SO here's Gorgeous George & his sidekick, Patch:

Himself:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0709.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0711.jpg)

Patch:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0712.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0707.jpg)

As always your comments & critiques are MOST WELCOME...mostly.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 5/07/12 Gorgeous George & Patch
Post by: Thantsants on May 07, 2012, 01:47:23 PM
Wow - there's a lot going on with that giant - has he got three arms?

The rhino shoulder pad is a great idea - he should fit in nicely with the other denizens of your wonderfully wierd world  8)
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 5/07/12 Gorgeous George & Patch
Post by: DeafNala on May 07, 2012, 02:19:17 PM
Thanks for the kind comments, Thantsants! He does indeed have a third arm. All three arms are different sizes, & he has a sixth finger on his left hand. Formorian Giants are supposed to be deformed, & Old George has all sorts of strange things going on.

I was asked about size over on Tom's Forum; SO to answer in advance, he's 70mm to the top of his topknot. For comparison here Himself is posing with a Goblin volunteer:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0713.jpg)
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 5/11/12 The (FourA Goblin) Wizard with No Name
Post by: DeafNala on May 11, 2012, 12:33:26 AM
AND now a Four A Mini I did a swap to get; For the moment he's the Wizard wit No Name:

His Namelessness:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0715.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0718.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0716.jpg)

AND Associate:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0717.jpg)

Once more your comments & critiques would be wildly appreciated...perhaps.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 5/11/12 The (FourA Goblin) Wizard with No Name
Post by: FramFramson on May 11, 2012, 03:22:59 AM
Love that banner  :D
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 5/11/12 The (FourA Goblin) Wizard with No Name
Post by: Mason on May 11, 2012, 08:19:56 AM
 :o :o :o

Bloody hell, DeafNala!
Great work on the Giant and his Namelessness!
 :-* :-* :-*

They have both come out fantastically well.
I have missed my regular dose of Mad, Bad, Technicolour Lunacy, my friend.
I feel so much better now...... ;D

Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 5/11/12 The (FourA Goblin) Wizard with No Name
Post by: manic _miner on May 11, 2012, 10:11:44 AM
 Great work on the Giant and he does have lots going on.Nice rat on his shoulder too.Been looking at a book about Celtic mythology and would love to do some Fomorians.

 Nice to see a different take on the Goblin too.Nice addition with the scroll.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 5/11/12 The (FourA Goblin) Wizard with No Name
Post by: DeafNala on May 11, 2012, 12:50:58 PM
Thanks for the positive feed back, Guys...it is appreciated.
The staff & scroll were a series of mishaps that surprisingly turned out well. I played around at least once too often positioning the original staff, which, consequently broke. Trying to pin it screwed up the hand. SO, I replaced the thumb, made a new staff out of plastic rod, & added the original top. It was, of course, too tall; adding the scroll was to hide the additional length...someday I may learn to leave well enough alone...or not.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 5/11/12 The (FourA Goblin) Wizard with No Name
Post by: Bergil on May 16, 2012, 06:49:20 PM
Oh those faces on trees and mushrooms  :D

Very cool. :)
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 5/11/12 The (FourA Goblin) Wizard with No Name
Post by: DowVooVoo on May 17, 2012, 01:49:52 AM
And a hush falls over the crowed, no one knows what to say or are able to, mouths agape. The silence. A tear rolls down a cheek or to a sob.. We who can not measure up to such ..such Greatness! My hat is off to you sir! And now I fade into the mists... :o :o :o :o :o :o :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 5/11/12 The (FourA Goblin) Wizard with No Name
Post by: DeafNala on May 17, 2012, 01:06:05 PM
Thanks for the kind words, Guys...they are appreciated & motivating. My creations to a large part are inspired by the reactions they engender.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 5/23/12 Gothic Ghost Gal
Post by: DeafNala on May 23, 2012, 12:42:59 PM
AND NOW some photos of TRULY ASTOUNDING MEDIOCRITY. This little RAFM Spooky Lady is the harbinger of Things Gothic yet to come:

Herself from several angles:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Gothic%20Horror/DSCN0766.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Gothic%20Horror/DSCN0769.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Gothic%20Horror/DSCN0770.jpg)

Intimidating the local Flora:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Gothic%20Horror/DSCN0739.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Gothic%20Horror/DSCN0740.jpg)

As always your kind commentary would be GREATLY appreciated...kind of.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 5/23/12 Gothic Ghost Gal
Post by: Mason on May 23, 2012, 01:04:30 PM
Very SPOOKY, DeafNala!
I particularly like her eyes, very sad.... :'( :'( :'(




Them there trees are supposed to be the ones DOING the scaring, though, arent they?
 ;)
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 5/23/12 Gothic Ghost Gal
Post by: DeafNala on May 23, 2012, 04:50:38 PM
Thanks, Amigo...the camera is going funky on me; so the photos really don't show the Old dead Girl off to any advantage.
The Trees are normally the Scarers, but when I started to take the photos it looked like he/it had become the Scaree...getting a little pay back, eh?!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 5/23/12 Gothic Ghost Gal
Post by: Little Odo on June 04, 2012, 06:57:17 AM
She is very creepy looking - way to go!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 6/4/12 Well of Doom
Post by: DeafNala on June 04, 2012, 10:40:09 AM
Thanks for the kind reply, Odo! She looks better & creepier in real life...such as it is.

While I'm here, I just finished Reaper's Well of Doom, which I'll now inflict on you:

A fine example of the dangers of drinking water; just look what it does to your shoes; AND who ever heard of someone contracting some hideous, intestinal disease from drinking the local beer.

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Gothic%20Horror/DSCN0785.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Gothic%20Horror/DSCN0784.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Gothic%20Horror/DSCN0783.jpg)

AND in it's natural, albeit unfinished, environment:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Gothic%20Horror/DSCN0786.jpg)

Your commentary, as always, would be GREATLY appreciated.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 6/4/12 Well of Doom
Post by: Mo! on June 04, 2012, 10:43:05 AM
Wow awesome job Deaf! Keep on trucking!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 6/4/12 Well of Doom
Post by: Dr. The Viking on June 04, 2012, 10:46:32 AM
Lovely as ever... I'm voting for a shot of the entire project soon. Plenty of new additions that needs to be juxtaposed with old additions.  lol
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 6/4/12 Well of Doom
Post by: DeafNala on June 04, 2012, 01:00:24 PM
Thanks MUCHO for the kind commentary, Guys. I find receiving feedback to be highly motivating & possibly addictive...lately I need all the motivation I can get.

Lovely as ever... I'm voting for a shot of the entire project soon. Plenty of new additions that needs to be juxtaposed with old additions.  lol

I'll try to accommodate. Awhile back I moved the larger terrain sections to another room to give myself more working space; this, of course, meant that they were forgotten, ignore, & otherwise abused. However, I've gotten a fair amount of comments about how cool the minis look with background scenery, SO I will hopefully be completing* at least some of the pieces & taking more photos over the next few weeks.

*Is a gaming board ever really "complete"?
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 6/4/12 Well of Doom
Post by: Mason on June 04, 2012, 01:40:54 PM
Great work on the well, DeafNala!
I love the tentacles, they look so organic and slimey.
 :-*

I may have to consider getting one of those for my Strange Aeons project....
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 6/4/12 Well of Doom
Post by: Bergil on June 04, 2012, 01:43:52 PM
Oh yes, you don't often see people being creative as this with their minis, a joy to behold.

With regards to the well, be careful what you wish for  :D
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 6/4/12 Well of Doom
Post by: luidinuovo on June 04, 2012, 01:56:41 PM
 :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o,very Cool.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 6/4/12 Well of Doom
Post by: Doomhippie on June 04, 2012, 05:27:12 PM
Wow! That is just too and too cool! Great colors and an excellent job on the tentacles. But is that really grass growing in the dungeon?  :D
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 6/4/12 Well of Doom
Post by: southheaven on June 04, 2012, 08:14:16 PM
I love this project! It is allways a pleasure to visit this thread.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 6/4/12 Well of Doom
Post by: DeafNala on June 04, 2012, 10:14:24 PM
Thanks for all the positive feedback, Guys; it is GREATLY appreciated.

@Mason: it would work well with your Strange Aeons...especially the strange part.
@Doomhippie: I was going to say something about the roof of the Cavern being blown off or such, but, to be truthful, I didn't think of the grass in a dungeon issue...imminent senility rears its ugly head. That means Heap's place will have a well...no one drinks water there anyway.

I'm delighted that everyone liked the Beasty. Thanks again for the comments.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 6/6/12 IT LIVES...mostly!
Post by: DeafNala on June 06, 2012, 07:58:28 PM
As I threatened, the Failed Experiments (West Wind) are now completed AND are about to be inflicted upon you.
Those of faint heart or discerning taste may wish to cease viewing now.

The Monsters:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Gothic%20Horror/DSCN0788.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Gothic%20Horror/DSCN0789.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Gothic%20Horror/DSCN0790.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Gothic%20Horror/DSCN0791.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Gothic%20Horror/DSCN0792.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Gothic%20Horror/DSCN0793.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Gothic%20Horror/DSCN0794.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Gothic%20Horror/DSCN0795.jpg)

While I doubt these Guys would hangout together under normal circumstances, they've agreed to pose for a Group Portrait:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Gothic%20Horror/DSCN0797.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Gothic%20Horror/DSCN0798.jpg)

Your commentary would be WILDLY appreciated.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 6/4/12 Well of Doom
Post by: Doomhippie on June 06, 2012, 08:09:30 PM
Thanks for all the positive feedback, Guys; it is GREATLY appreciated.

@Doomhippie: I was going to say something about the roof of the Cavern being blown off or such, but, to be truthful, I didn't think of the grass in a dungeon issue...imminent senility rears its ugly head. That means Heap's place will have a well...no one drinks water there anyway.

I'm delighted that everyone liked the Beasty.

I was just having a little fun. Seriously, this is great. And the next pics are very distubingly nice as well. This is the tread of the weird fantasy. But I like it.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 6/6/12 IT LIVES...mostly!
Post by: DeafNala on June 06, 2012, 08:15:21 PM
WOW! That was a record breaking quick response. Thanks, Doomhippie...I appreciate your positive feedback. I got the tongue in cheek reply with the grass...you actually got a laugh out of that one. AND I'm delight you like the latest Silly Horror Guys.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 6/6/12 IT LIVES...mostly!
Post by: Doomhippie on June 06, 2012, 08:19:37 PM
Well, you manage to come up with a very special, unique kind of setting and I enjoy following projects as they evolve. I'm not really into weird fantasy myself but it's all the more interesting to see what can be done. And there's lots to see which I really like. Keep on doing that!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 6/6/12 IT LIVES...mostly!
Post by: Mason on June 06, 2012, 08:45:46 PM
You want WEIRD, then this is the place to be!

Love the new guys, DeafNala.
They are bloody wonderful!
 :-*

I remember painting these some years ago, and it was a joy.
You have done a fantastic job on them, those weird, wonderful colour schemes.
You are making me want to paint them all over again.
 ;D

As for those leering faces in the background, well....
 ;)

Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 6/6/12 IT LIVES...mostly!
Post by: DeafNala on June 06, 2012, 10:22:30 PM
Thanks MUCHO once more, Guys. I'll do my best to keep coming up with weirdness to keep you interested, amused, & open minded..you both impress me as being free thinkers.

I have some Ghosts ready for posting. If my camera is cooperative, I should have a couple more photos tomorrow.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 6/6/12 IT LIVES...mostly!
Post by: luidinuovo on June 07, 2012, 02:58:15 AM
fantastico. ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 6/6/12 IT LIVES...mostly!
Post by: maxxev on June 07, 2012, 07:18:26 AM
I love that tenticled beasty thing.... I have to say though, i'm also not into this kind of "i'm high on drugs" fantasy :P...

Though I will be including mushrooms into my stuff eventually lol.

EDIT: also love your goblin warbands, both the red night goblins and the orange guys.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 6/6/12 IT LIVES...mostly!
Post by: DeafNala on June 07, 2012, 03:13:35 PM
Thanks for the positive feedback, Guys...it's a gloomy, rainy sort of day here, so some motivation is appreciated.
I'm not into the "drug" fantasy either; only the Night Goblins are a 60s style Drug Culture...the Dwarfs are alchies. When you think of it though, the Tavern Scenes are a large part of most every Fantasy novel setting.

As a reward(?) for all the kind words. Here's one of the Were Creatures lurking about:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Gothic%20Horror/DSCN0803.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Gothic%20Horror/DSCN0800.jpg)
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 6/7/12 WEREWOLF...there wolf!
Post by: Doomhippie on June 07, 2012, 03:50:21 PM
He somehow looks cuddly. Don't ask me why...
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 6/7/12 WEREWOLF...there wolf!
Post by: DeafNala on June 07, 2012, 04:11:15 PM
He somehow looks cuddly. Don't ask me why...


The scary part is I was thinking the same thing...Fluffy the Werewolf.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 6/7/12 WEREWOLF...there wolf!
Post by: Mason on June 07, 2012, 08:18:24 PM
A lovely new addition, DeafNala!
 :-*

I aint cuddlin' him, though!
I will leave that to you two...... ::)

Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 6/7/12 WEREWOLF...there wolf!
Post by: DeafNala on June 07, 2012, 10:29:44 PM
Thanks, Amigo! Off setting the Fuzzy Fellows cuddliness is that what-big-teeth smile...I'll pass on the hug myself.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 6/7/12 WEREWOLF...there wolf!
Post by: Thantsants on June 08, 2012, 03:40:22 PM
Wow - just call me Igor - that's a nice beastie!

The tentacled thing is great too - have you seen the water weird that Otherworld are releasing?

http://otherworldminiatures.co.uk/shop/coming-soon/dm25-water-weird/
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 6/7/12 WEREWOLF...there wolf!
Post by: Dr. The Viking on June 08, 2012, 04:20:56 PM
Aaaaaaaaaaaaauuuuuuuuuuroooooooooooo!  lol
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 6/7/12 WEREWOLF...there wolf!
Post by: DeafNala on June 08, 2012, 04:44:30 PM
Thanks MUCHO for the replies, Guys...you've made my day!

@Thantssants: thanks for the lead; I hadn't seen that one before...VERY COOL!

Aaaaaaaaaaaaauuuuuuuuuuroooooooooooo!  lol

Funny you should mention it; I keep hearing B Horror Movie music whenever I look at this stuff...I normally attribute it to the Nuts Factor.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 6/8/12 I Believe in Spooks...I Do, I Do!
Post by: DeafNala on June 08, 2012, 07:32:18 PM
b]AND NOW[/b] those Ghostly Creatures I warned you about:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Gothic%20Horror/DSCN0811.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Gothic%20Horror/DSCN0813.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Gothic%20Horror/DSCN0814.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Gothic%20Horror/DSCN0815.jpg)

A Group Shot of the Whatever in Black:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Gothic%20Horror/DSCN0816.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Gothic%20Horror/DSCN0817.jpg)

A couple of other Restless Spirits:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Gothic%20Horror/DSCN0818.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Gothic%20Horror/DSCN0820.jpg)

As always your commentary would be most welcome...mostly.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 6/8/12 I Believe in Spooks...I Do, I Do!
Post by: Mister Rab on June 08, 2012, 09:02:33 PM
A ghost clown? Now that's scary  lol lol

Lovely work, as we've all come to expect!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 6/8/12 I Believe in Spooks...I Do, I Do!
Post by: FramFramson on June 09, 2012, 03:47:52 AM
Can't sleep. Clowns'll eat me.
Can't sleep. Clowns'll eat me.
Can't sleep. Clowns'll eat me.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 6/8/12 I Believe in Spooks...I Do, I Do!
Post by: DeafNala on June 09, 2012, 01:19:07 PM
Funny, I hadn't thought of the Ghost Clown..under most circumstances clowns are pretty scary; my eldest son is terrified of them.
Thanks for the feedback, Guys...it's heartening to hear from my peers.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 6/8/12 I Believe in Spooks...I Do, I Do!
Post by: Thantsants on June 09, 2012, 05:25:08 PM
They're all great but its the green faced one I find quite disturbing!

Where are the grim reaper type ones from - great minis  8)
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 6/8/12 I Believe in Spooks...I Do, I Do!
Post by: DeafNala on June 09, 2012, 05:46:35 PM
Thanks, Thantsants. Glad you liked/were disturbed by them.
The Men in Shrouds are from Reaper:

Spectral Minion:
http://www.reapermini.com/Miniatures/14327/latest/14327

Spirits:
http://www.reapermini.com/Miniatures/03298

Wraith:
http://www.reapermini.com/Miniatures/65081/latest/65081
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 6/8/12 I Believe in Spooks...I Do, I Do!
Post by: Funghy-Fipps on June 09, 2012, 06:26:07 PM
Enjoying the undead addition to your inimitable collection!  I can spend hours on this thread.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 6/8/12 I Believe in Spooks...I Do, I Do!
Post by: matakishi on June 09, 2012, 06:34:10 PM
More great additions to the collection. I do like your painting style :)
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 6/8/12 I Believe in Spooks...I Do, I Do!
Post by: DeafNala on June 10, 2012, 12:12:05 PM
Thanks for the kind commentary, Guys...it is appreciated. I'll do my best, such as it is, to keep adding pieces of interest.

This might not be all that interesting, but I had photoed HIM; SO here's DEATH in the Woods:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Gothic%20Horror/DSCN0805.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Gothic%20Horror/DSCN0806.jpg)
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 6/8/12 I Believe in Spooks...I Do, I Do!
Post by: Mason on June 10, 2012, 02:42:07 PM
Lovely new additions!
 :-*

At the moment you seem to have a penchant for painting things that I could use myself for my current project. Reaper should be paying you for this current spurt of creativity, as I keep browsing through their catalogue after seeing your latest creation!

Well done, that man!

Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 6/8/12 I Believe in Spooks...I Do, I Do!
Post by: aggro84 on June 10, 2012, 03:49:37 PM
I love how you painted your werewolf.
You have a great collection of Reaper ghosts and spirits. They look great!  :-*
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 6/8/12 I Believe in Spooks...I Do, I Do!
Post by: DeafNala on June 10, 2012, 10:52:00 PM
Thanks for the kind comments, Guys.
Sorry I'm leading you down the path to financial ruin, Mason...being poor is cool though.
I didn't realize I had accumulated SO many Ghostly Guys, aggro...absent minded buying can be a blessing.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 6/8/12 I Believe in Spooks...I Do, I Do!
Post by: HereWego on June 11, 2012, 03:58:13 AM
Absolut beautiful addition! Where`s that guy from?
Regards
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 6/8/12 I Believe in Spooks...I Do, I Do!
Post by: DeafNala on June 11, 2012, 12:07:23 PM
Thanks for the compliment, HereWeGo!
The mini is Reapers (03194) Angel of Death:

http://www.reapermini.com/Miniatures/Death/latest/03194
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 6/8/12 I Believe in Spooks...I Do, I Do!
Post by: Dr. The Viking on June 11, 2012, 12:22:21 PM
I'm wondering - do you ever game with all this splendour?
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 6/8/12 I Believe in Spooks...I Do, I Do!
Post by: DeafNala on June 11, 2012, 12:47:53 PM
I'm wondering - do you ever game with all this splendour?

Other than the occasional solo campaign, it's been quite some time since I faced a living(?) opponent across a gaming table. Of course, I live in hope...or congenital idiocy.
In the interim, I've become a supplier of warriors, monsters, et al to fair number of Folk who do game. So my Little Horrors do see battle while I stand & wait.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 6/18/12 Apparitions & The Living Impaired
Post by: DeafNala on June 18, 2012, 10:41:45 AM
Here's the latest of Horrors to bedevil the Woods of Spookiness. The minis are fro Wyrd's Twisted range. SO without further ado...

The Living Impaired:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Gothic%20Horror/DSCN0838.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Gothic%20Horror/DSCN0839.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Gothic%20Horror/DSCN0840.jpg)

Family Portrait:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Gothic%20Horror/DSCN0837.jpg)

The Apparitions:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Gothic%20Horror/DSCN0836.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Gothic%20Horror/DSCN0835.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Gothic%20Horror/DSCN0824.jpg)

The Group Shot:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Gothic%20Horror/DSCN0823.jpg)

ONCE MORE your comments & critiques are requested.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 6/18/12 Apparitions & The Living Impaired
Post by: Mason on June 18, 2012, 11:31:54 AM
 :-* :-* :-*

Beautiful additions to the Spooky Woods!

I love the pallette you have chosen
It is very original and really pops!

Also- Thanks for opening my eyes to some figures that I have not seen before.
 :)

Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 6/18/12 Apparitions & The Living Impaired
Post by: luidinuovo on June 18, 2012, 11:44:40 AM
comment:Great,more Pics.
critiques: -
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 6/18/12 Apparitions & The Living Impaired
Post by: DeafNala on June 18, 2012, 03:55:52 PM
Thanks for the positive feedback, Guys. I hope to post photos on a more regular basis barring another case of inertia.

I hope I'm not hitting you a too painful shot to the wallet, Mason. The Twisted range is a favorite though neglected part of the Wyrd minis. I'm thinking of picking up their mushrooms to go along with the ones I make.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 6/18/12 Apparitions & The Living Impaired
Post by: Varangian on June 18, 2012, 06:05:42 PM
Thanks for the positive feedback, Guys. I hope to post photos on a more regular basis barring another case of inertia.

I hope I'm not hitting you a too painful shot to the wallet, Mason. The Twisted range is a favorite though neglected part of the Wyrd minis. I'm thinking of picking up their mushrooms to go along with the ones I make.

It was the stuff that didn't fold into the regular Malifaux line. I think it was kind of an incidental line for that reason. Like the rest of their work, I LOVE most of it, and while I wish they'd do more like this, I understand why they're not.

I LOVE the way you brought these to tiny, pewter and paint life!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 6/18/12 Apparitions & The Living Impaired
Post by: DeafNala on June 18, 2012, 06:40:18 PM
Thanks for the kind words, Varangian!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 6/18/12 Apparitions & The Living Impaired
Post by: phreedh on June 21, 2012, 04:15:56 PM
Alan, that's a lot of really nice undead. Really do like your "painty" painting style! Haven't been keeping track of your thread (or any other thread) the last few months. Looking forward to reading up on your stuff! :D
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 6/18/12 Apparitions & The Living Impaired
Post by: DeafNala on June 22, 2012, 11:36:30 AM
Thanks for the kind word, phreedh! I'm delighted you like the new stuff. It's good to have you back on board...you're one of my favorite Forum Folk.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 6/25/12 Familiar & Flunky
Post by: DeafNala on June 25, 2012, 01:16:18 PM
The latest additions are the Evil Doers Faerie Familiar (from Reaper) & the Vampiric Person's Flunky (from Masquerade)...I'll bet you can tell which is which, but I'll identify them to be sure:

The Faerie Familiar:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Gothic%20Horror/DSCN0841.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Gothic%20Horror/DSCN0845-1.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Gothic%20Horror/DSCN0849-1.jpg)

The Funky Flunky:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Gothic%20Horror/DSCN0852.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Gothic%20Horror/DSCN0851.jpg)

Comments & critiques would be WILDLY appreciated.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 6/25/12 Familiar & Flunky
Post by: Mason on June 25, 2012, 02:17:01 PM
Some superb additions, DeafNala!

I love the big eyes on the tiny Faerie, the books, scrolls certainly define her diminuative stature, a very nice touch!
 :-*

As for the Flunky: He is great!
Full of character with some lovely paintwork on his candelabra.
A great mini, I shall be having a look for him.
 ;D

Now please post something rubbish, badly-painted and boring, and save my wallet, you bad man!
  ;)
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 6/25/12 Familiar & Flunky
Post by: DeafNala on June 25, 2012, 07:45:11 PM
Thanks once more for the kind comments, Mason. They are appreciated.
The Faerie Wench was a treat to paint. She got me thinking that perhaps I could do some 15s..a cold shower & a sharp rap alongside the head sorted that idea out nicely.
One caveat on the Masquerade mini: while he was a pleasant piece to paint, the candelabra is multi-part & delicate in the extreme...being clumsy, I had to glue each of the arms back on several times. It's appears to be pretty solid now...at least until I drop it.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 6/25/12 Familiar & Flunky
Post by: Thantsants on June 25, 2012, 09:22:59 PM
Another great pair - particularly like the faerie dwarfed by her master's paraphenalia (should use that word more!)

Igor looks suitably simple and creepy with his moptop!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 6/25/12 Familiar & Flunky
Post by: DeafNala on June 25, 2012, 09:48:53 PM
Thanks for the positive feedback, Thantsants...glad you liked the Little Horrors.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 6/25/12 Familiar & Flunky
Post by: Theatralic on June 25, 2012, 11:33:26 PM
Wow... :o

There is so much going on  in here, I can`t even decide which I like the most, George was Great the Ghost, those Gamma radiated gobbos..., amazing stuff you accumulated in here.

Great Great Stuff!!!!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 6/25/12 Familiar & Flunky
Post by: aggro84 on June 26, 2012, 01:42:43 AM
I forgot about those Masquerade minis. It's really a nice line.
The minis look great. Great painting.  :-*
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 6/25/12 Familiar & Flunky
Post by: DeafNala on June 26, 2012, 11:20:44 AM
Thanks MUCHO for the kind words, Guys! I'm delighted you liked the stuff & motivated by your taking the time to say so.

You wouldn't believe what I went through to get a few Masquerade minis, aggro. I made a fairly good sized Mordheim building to act as a Possessed H.Q. for a Fellow Forum Guy from T.B.M.F. & sent it of to the Netherlands...makes for a pretty expense mini.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 6/27/12 Cat Critters
Post by: DeafNala on June 27, 2012, 02:40:40 PM
And here's YET MORE strange spookiness in the form of West Winds Cats by Blows. Theses are either Genetic Experiments or Werecats...avoiding the obvious pun, they're not talking.

The Black Cat:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Gothic%20Horror/DSCN0875.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Gothic%20Horror/DSCN0876.jpg)

Tabby the Grey:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Gothic%20Horror/DSCN0856.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Gothic%20Horror/DSCN0857.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Gothic%20Horror/DSCN0858.jpg)

Miss Kitty:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Gothic%20Horror/DSCN0853.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Gothic%20Horror/DSCN0854.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Gothic%20Horror/DSCN0855.jpg)

Group Portrait:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Gothic%20Horror/DSCN0872.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Gothic%20Horror/DSCN0873.jpg)

Comments of varying types would be most welcome.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 6/27/12 Cat Critters
Post by: Mason on June 27, 2012, 04:57:37 PM
Lovely bunch of pussy cats there, Amigo!
Great paintjobs on all.
 :-*


As an added bonus I now know where my own Were-Cat originated.
 ;)
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 6/27/12 Cat Critters
Post by: Thantsants on June 27, 2012, 05:18:37 PM
Got to say - you're output is relentless!

These kitty cats are an interesting bunch - made me think of this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APrBdP0bBJM

The black cat looks suspiciously like a cat in wolf's clothing...  ;)
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 6/27/12 Cat Critters
Post by: DeafNala on June 27, 2012, 10:14:10 PM
Thanks for the kind commentary, Guys.


As an added bonus I now know where my own Were-Cat originated.
 ;)


Glad to be of service...it added a touch of purpose to the day.

That is a cool YouTube thingy...gives a fresh insight into Noah's dilemmas other than keeping the bilge clean.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 6/27/12 Cat Critters
Post by: Doomhippie on June 28, 2012, 01:34:54 AM
Weird but gorgeous. This thread is really going bonkers but I like it.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 6/27/12 Cat Critters
Post by: HereWego on June 28, 2012, 04:58:55 AM
Beautiful painted miniatures  :-*
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 6/27/12 Cat Critters
Post by: Andrew May on June 28, 2012, 09:37:59 AM
Hey Al, I've been away from here for a while! Great to see how far your project has gone, it's really quite inspiring! I wish I could be so productive as you but sculpting full time doesn't allow for so much "hobby" time these days!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 6/27/12 Cat Critters
Post by: DeafNala on June 28, 2012, 11:33:11 AM
Thanks MUCHO for all the kind words, Guys...it is appreciated.

Hey Andrew! As someone who has mostly painted for other Folk, I can identify with a lack of time to spend on your own thing...the money is nice though.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 7/02/12 Some Group Shots
Post by: DeafNala on July 02, 2012, 11:40:15 AM
Since you insisted, I took some ASTOUNDINGLY MEDIOCRE photos of the Massed Horde Thus Far. There are a quite few pieces left out due to lack of space. I also found a number of pieces that I've yet to take individual photos of. All of that aside, HERE THEY ARE:

From a Distance & Out of Focus:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Gothic%20Horror/DSCN0890.jpg)

Heeps Place off in the distance:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Gothic%20Horror/DSCN0889.jpg)

Full Frontal:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Gothic%20Horror/DSCN0887.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Gothic%20Horror/DSCN0885.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Gothic%20Horror/DSCN0884.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Gothic%20Horror/DSCN0884.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Gothic%20Horror/DSCN0882.jpg)

The View from Heep's:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Gothic%20Horror/DSCN0879.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Gothic%20Horror/DSCN0877.jpg)

There you have a vague idea where I'm going...probably clearer than my own idea.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 7/02/12 Some Group Shots
Post by: Dr. The Viking on July 02, 2012, 12:01:34 PM
Holy Lord of Doom!!!!!  :o :o

Man.. I wish I was able to focus on one object for as long as you!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 7/02/12 Some Group Shots
Post by: dijit on July 02, 2012, 12:53:37 PM
It really looks stunning when it's all put together like that!
Duncan
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 7/02/12 Some Group Shots
Post by: DeafNala on July 02, 2012, 01:03:16 PM
Thanks for the kind words, Doc!

I wish I was a focused as you think I am. The Project seems to be going in two different directions; i.e., a Folk Lore Thingy & a Gothic Horror Theme. By having the same setting for both, I'm hoping to reconcile the differences. At risk of double posting, I'll be putting some of the Gothic Stuff up in the Gothic Horror Section as well as here...trying for more feedback for motivation; at any rate, that's my excuse & I'm sticking to it.

Thanks, Duncan! I appreciate the positive feedback.
Funny thing is the Group Photos always draw better reviews than the individual pics. I think this speaks volumes about the quality of my photos.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 7/02/12 Some Group Shots
Post by: Thantsants on July 02, 2012, 10:11:35 PM
What a technicolour treat - they certainly have quite an impact as a large group.

Love how the bright colours work so well together.  :-*
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 7/02/12 Some Group Shots
Post by: aggro84 on July 03, 2012, 02:06:06 AM
Wow! that's one hell of a collection.  :-*
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 7/02/12 Some Group Shots
Post by: DeafNala on July 03, 2012, 01:47:22 PM
Thantsants & aggro, thanks for the kind comments...it is a great motivator!
As I finish the terrain boards, I'll be sure to post more Group Portraits...they seem to be popular.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 7/02/12 Some Group Shots
Post by: aggro84 on July 04, 2012, 01:33:27 AM
Thantsants & aggro, thanks for the kind comments...it is a great motivator!

Same to you.  :D
On a side note, I'm noticing there's a few Texan's on this forum all producing some really cool projects.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 7/02/12 Some Group Shots
Post by: DeafNala on July 05, 2012, 12:36:36 PM
On a side note, I'm noticing there's a few Texan's on this forum all producing some really cool projects.

I've noticed a few Guys from Texas also. As a transplanted Long Islander (NY), one of my observations about my new digs is, that while things in Texas may or may not be bigger, they are definitely further away. TwoGunBob is probably the closest to moi; he's an 8 hour drive away up in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. My Local Games Store is in Austin...130 miles round trip. This is the way my luck seems to run; i.e., if it wasn't for bad luck, I'd wouldn't have any at all.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 7/02/12 Some Group Shots
Post by: Mason on July 05, 2012, 01:56:49 PM
 :o :o :o

Those group shots look great, Al!
 :-* :-* :-*

Absolutely wonderful.
You output has been immense and it is great to see everything together at last.
As one of the many that has been clamouring for a group shot- Thank You, Sir, and very well done!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 7/02/12 Some Group Shots
Post by: DeafNala on July 05, 2012, 02:09:30 PM
Thanks for the kind commentary, AND you're welcome for the photos, Amigo. As I complete the various boards I'd like to see if I can get up some Group Portraits similar to The Prof's Witchtown pics...although of a lesser/different quality.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 7/09/12 The Dog Boys & a Spook
Post by: DeafNala on July 09, 2012, 01:25:48 PM
As threatened, I present The Dog Boys (West Wind Dogs by Blow):

Like their Cat Associates, The Dogs are the results of strange experimentation ala Dr. Moreau:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Gothic%20Horror/DSCN0899.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Gothic%20Horror/DSCN0897.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Gothic%20Horror/DSCN0896.jpg)

Group Shot:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Gothic%20Horror/DSCN0895.jpg)

As always your comments & critiques would warm an Old Man's heart.   :suspect:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Gothic%20Horror/DSCN0894.jpg)

Since the weekend is not an optimum time to post photos if you'd like a response, & I finished the Canine Crew on Friday, I started puttering around with an old Reaper Ghost I had based awhile ago. This is the result:

The Spook:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Gothic%20Horror/DSCN0902.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Gothic%20Horror/DSCN0906.jpg)

In the Dark of the Night:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Gothic%20Horror/DSCN0905.jpg)

As always, your comments & critiques would warm an Old Man's heart. 
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 7/09/12 The Dog Boys & a Spook
Post by: Hybrid Alpha on July 09, 2012, 06:00:50 PM
This is such a wonderfully inspiring collection you have. Fantastic.

My daughters and I have read it from start to finish and we love it. My daughters have been gaming for a couple of years now, they're aged 7 and 9, and we have a table inspired by the illustrations of Arthur Rackham. It has trees with faces, and all kinds of creatures and scenery inspired by fables, legends and old fairy tales. They would like to ask if we can "borrow" some of your scenery ideas for our table, as they love what you have done so much.

Can't wait for the next installment.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 7/09/12 The Dog Boys & a Spook
Post by: DeafNala on July 09, 2012, 08:47:09 PM
Thanks for the kind words, H.A.. I'm delighted you & your daughters enjoyed the thread; please feel free to take any ideas you like & make them your own. If you need any how-to advice, just ask.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 7/09/12 The Dog Boys & a Spook
Post by: Hybrid Alpha on July 09, 2012, 09:03:45 PM
Thanks DeafNala  :)
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 7/09/12 The Dog Boys & a Spook
Post by: Mason on July 09, 2012, 10:15:21 PM
 :o

Love those Dog-Boys!
 :-*

You have definitely given them your special touch.
Such expressive sculpts certainly suit your painting style to a tee, and those pictures with your scenery as a backdrop look fantastic!

Really like the Spook, too.
The 'Night' shot looks great.

Keep up the good work, Amigo!
 :D

Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 7/09/12 The Dog Boys & a Spook
Post by: aggro84 on July 10, 2012, 01:15:55 AM
Very nice additions.  :-*

I have never seen good photos of the "dog by blows" miniatures.

And another Reaper ghost?
How many do you own?  lol
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 7/09/12 The Dog Boys & a Spook
Post by: DowVooVoo on July 10, 2012, 01:47:03 AM
I nash my teeth in rage ,bang my fist on the table, oo now that hurt! why so mad? well I don't have the skill to do all those FANTASTIC minis!!AHH it keeps getting better! :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 7/09/12 The Dog Boys & a Spook
Post by: DeafNala on July 10, 2012, 01:12:07 PM
Thanks for the kind word, Guys...it's what motivates me: ergo, you only have yourselves to blame for further posts.

And another Reaper ghost?
How many do you own?  lol

I'm not sure how many more Reaper Spooks I have, but I need more...this one in particular is a must have:

(http://www.reapermini.com/graphics/gallery/4/03342_w_1.jpg)

That's 03342 Borley, Male Ghost.
Of course, Ghosts, Spirits, et al need a place(s) to haunt...Spook Union regulations. SO I have to get cracking on suitable Digs or risk a strike.

@DowVooVoo: keep painting; I only know a couple of Folk who started out doing fine work...I wasn't one of them.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 7/20/12 Bonnie & Clyde in the Woods
Post by: DeafNala on July 20, 2012, 11:03:42 AM
These are not those Bonnie & Clyde; they're Lead Adventures Steampunk version of the duo. So with out further ado....it's too early in the day for that...here they are:

The Dashing Clyde:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Steampunk/DSCN0911.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Steampunk/DSCN0913.jpg)

The Less-Than-Photogenic Bonnie:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Steampunk/DSCN0916.jpg)

I think see looks like Angela Lansbury:

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/e0/Angela_Lansbury_in_The_Picture_of_Dorian_Gray_trailer.jpg/175px-Angela_Lansbury_in_The_Picture_of_Dorian_Gray_trailer.jpg)

AND the Group Portrait:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Steampunk/DSCN0923.jpg)

Your kind replies as always would be welcome...kind of.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 7/20/12 Bonnie & Clyde in the Woods
Post by: Andrew May on July 20, 2012, 11:23:57 AM
Wow, the steam punk figs fit in with your stuff perfectly!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 7/20/12 Bonnie & Clyde in the Woods
Post by: Mason on July 20, 2012, 11:30:27 AM
Wow, the steam punk figs fit in with your stuff perfectly!

I agree!
Rather surprising, as when I read that you were using them I was a little puzzled, but the pics made me think again.

They look great!
 :-*
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 7/20/12 Bonnie & Clyde in the Woods
Post by: Chaos Wolf on July 20, 2012, 12:29:56 PM
Very nice work an those two. I look forward to you getting Mr Borley, I think he'd look pretty cool painted up in your style.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 7/20/12 Bonnie & Clyde in the Woods
Post by: DeafNala on July 20, 2012, 02:16:12 PM
WOO! Thanks MUCHO for the kind & speedy commentary, Guys!

Poor Bonnie is one of those pieces that looks good in person, but horrible in photos...the Ghostly Lady is another in this genre. C'est la vie, eh?!

Wow, the steam punk figs fit in with your stuff perfectly!

I agree!
Rather surprising, as when I read that you were using them I was a little puzzled, but the pics made me think again.

They look great!
 :-*

An explanation of where I'm going with this Beasty might be appropriate at this time...or not: I'm looking to create a place where the Present Steam Punk/Gothic Horror World overlaps with Folk Lore & elements of the Storied Past. The Present is an early Victorian Post Apocalypse Haunted place ala Jim Henson/Tim Burton. Anything that fits roughly in this blanket description is fair game...this could get pretty strange, especially considering the imagination driving it to an uncertain finale.

I look forward to you getting Mr Borley, I think he'd look pretty cool painted up in your style.

In one of my many moments of weakness/stupidity...take your pick, I picked up Borley; the Old Spook has definite potential.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 7/20/12 Bonnie & Clyde in the Woods
Post by: aggro84 on July 20, 2012, 10:33:36 PM
You took a completely different approach to your Bonnie and Clyde minis than I did.  lol

I really like them though. They look great.  :-*

Any more LAM minis on your painting table?
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 7/20/12 Bonnie & Clyde in the Woods
Post by: DeafNala on July 21, 2012, 01:26:36 AM
Thanks for the kind words, aggro! Taking a different approach speaks well for your mental health & general hold on reality.
I did a trade with the Prof. for B&C plus two packs of those Oh-So-Cool Top Hat Heads; you should be seeing some converted pieces with the Heads sometime soon...maybe some other L.A.Ms if Himself needs a trade item. I also have a lot of West Wind & Wyrd minis in backlog...there'll be a bunch of G.W. thingies also.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 7/20/12 Bonnie & Clyde in the Woods
Post by: aggro84 on July 21, 2012, 03:35:32 AM
Thanks for the kind words, aggro! Taking a different approach speaks well for your mental health & general hold on reality.
I did a trade with the Prof. for B&C plus two packs of those Oh-So-Cool Top Hat Heads; you should be seeing some converted pieces with the Heads sometime soon...maybe some other L.A.Ms if Himself needs a trade item. I also have a lot of West Wind & Wyrd minis in backlog...there'll be a bunch of G.W. thingies also.

Nice. Sounds like there's some interesting tidbits headed our way.  8)
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 7/20/12 Bonnie & Clyde in the Woods
Post by: Thantsants on July 24, 2012, 07:29:59 PM
Wow - Steampunk as well now. Lovely work as ever by the way.

I think the Prof might need to set up a new topic board just for you soon!  ;)
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 7/20/12 Bonnie & Clyde in the Woods
Post by: DeafNala on July 24, 2012, 08:12:32 PM
Thanks, Thatsants! I'm glad you like the new additions.
May be I could get a variant section like Strange Aeons...Strange Old Man.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 7/20/12 Bonnie & Clyde in the Woods
Post by: Bergil on July 25, 2012, 11:47:31 AM

The Less-Than-Photogenic Bonnie:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Steampunk/DSCN0916.jpg)

I think see looks like Angela Lansbury:

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/e0/Angela_Lansbury_in_The_Picture_of_Dorian_Gray_trailer.jpg/175px-Angela_Lansbury_in_The_Picture_of_Dorian_Gray_trailer.jpg)

Your kind replies as always would be welcome...kind of.

Showing your age there...  :P

Great as always. Keep on updating!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 7/20/12 Bonnie & Clyde in the Woods
Post by: Blackwolf on July 25, 2012, 11:59:08 AM
Lovely work(as usual),the character you put into your minis is wonderful :)
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 7/20/12 Bonnie & Clyde in the Woods
Post by: DeafNala on July 25, 2012, 12:10:19 PM
Thanks for the kind comments, Guys...they are appreciated.

Showing your age there...  :P

One of the problems about being Old is it shows...that & most of the Stars I loved are dead. Of course the alternative to getting old isn't all that great.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 7/20/12 Bonnie & Clyde in the Woods
Post by: tomogui on July 30, 2012, 12:24:31 AM
Well, it's nice to see a younger photo of Angela Lansbury. I remember her well from Murder She Wrote in the 80-90s, but she was already an older lady then. Seems she was a babe back in the day.   

Back OT, I'm loving this whole In The Woods project, Deafnala. It has a really strong cohesive feel despite being a whimsical collection of fantastic models of all kinds, brought together by a visionary madman!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 7/20/12 Bonnie & Clyde in the Woods
Post by: DeafNala on July 31, 2012, 08:17:57 PM
Thanks for the VERY kind word, tomogui...both Ms. Lansbury & I appreciate them. I'll try to keep posting interesting things I find wandering The Woods & my imagination.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 8/02/12 A Couple of New Spooks
Post by: DeafNala on August 01, 2012, 10:44:46 PM
Here are the latest Spooks haunting The Woods:

Reaper's Grave Wraith:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Gothic%20Horror/DSCN0929.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Gothic%20Horror/DSCN0930.jpg)

Reaper's Borely the Ghost:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Gothic%20Horror/DSCN0937.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Gothic%20Horror/DSCN0940.jpg)

A Group Portrait:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Gothic%20Horror/DSCN0944.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Gothic%20Horror/DSCN0943.jpg)

As always your commentary would be appreciated...possibly adored.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 8/02/12 A Couple of New Spooks
Post by: Mason on August 01, 2012, 10:52:22 PM
 :-* :-* :-*

Excellent work, DeafNala!

Love the effect on the Grave Wraith and Borley must be one of the loudest Ghosts I have ever seen.
His colour sense would be enough to scare most people half to death!
 ;)

Nice bases too.

Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 8/02/12 A Couple of New Spooks
Post by: Thantsants on August 01, 2012, 10:58:51 PM
I'm sure someone must have used it by now, but what the heck -

Spooktacular!

... and just in case someone did beat me to it -

Phant(om)astic!  8)

Really like the wraith and  I agree with Mason on Borley - quick bring out the Holy Sunglasses of Salvation!  8)
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 8/02/12 A Couple of New Spooks
Post by: DeafNala on August 02, 2012, 10:52:05 AM
Thanks for the positive replies, Guys...it's appreciated.
Borley might be haunting a fashion designer; he does look somewhat garish in person...somewhat.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 8/02/12 Mushroom Mania
Post by: DeafNala on August 02, 2012, 12:56:59 PM
Whenever I'm at a loss as to what to do, I wind up doing a new Mushroom or two. Since I'm often at a loss these days, I think this may be getting out of hand:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0945.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0947.jpg)

What do you think? Obsession or what?
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 8/02/12 Mushroom Mania
Post by: Mason on August 02, 2012, 01:54:11 PM
 lol

Nothing wrong with that, mate.
Better that you should be doing something creative and useful than getting yourself into trouble!

I am sure that you will always find a good use for them.
Reminds me that I need to crack on with something along those lines myself... ::)
 ;)

Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 8/02/12 Mushroom Mania
Post by: Thantsants on August 02, 2012, 03:37:09 PM
When you can't get through the door for the little fellas - that's when you've got a problem!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 8/02/12 Mushroom Mania
Post by: DeafNala on August 03, 2012, 11:08:14 AM
Thanks, Guys. I picked up a pack of Wyrd's Dire Mushroom recently; these are going to be used, among other things, as prototypes for some new Mushroom Variants. As Mordheimer put it: Mushrooms are "Fun Guys"...groan.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 8/02/12 Mushroom Mania
Post by: aggro84 on August 04, 2012, 01:19:15 AM
More Reaper ghosts?  lol
Seriously though, very nice additions DeafNala!  :-*
You're a man who definitely knows what he likes.  :D

Better that you should be doing something creative and useful than getting yourself into trouble!

I am sure that you will always find a good use for them.


This.  8)
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 8/02/12 Mushroom Mania
Post by: Christian on August 04, 2012, 01:35:07 AM
Deafnala, you had some rhyming couplets going on in the previous post... you should keep that going for the whole project :P Wonderful work on the mushrooms, they're very characteristic of your work... the more the merrier, I say!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 8/02/12 Mushroom Mania
Post by: DeafNala on August 04, 2012, 11:26:52 AM
Thanks for the kind replies, Guys. I'm almost out of Spooks; so I'll probably be moving on to different Horrors soon...or not.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 8/02/12 Mushroom Mania
Post by: HereWego on August 04, 2012, 12:41:34 PM
Wonderful ideas and a thread full of inspirations!

Thanks for so many terrific looking miniatures!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 8/17/12 More Forces of Unpleastness
Post by: DeafNala on August 17, 2012, 03:42:28 PM
I'm becoming progressively more Gothic Comic...dark & sinister in a silly sort of way. The latest additions are:

A Nosteratu Vampire by West Wind:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Gothic%20Horror/DSCN0973.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Gothic%20Horror/DSCN0974.jpg)

The Tower Entrance:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Gothic%20Horror/DSCN0953.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Gothic%20Horror/DSCN0952.jpg)

The Skin Saw Man & Cultist by Reaper:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Gothic%20Horror/DSCN0954.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Gothic%20Horror/DSCN0955.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Gothic%20Horror/DSCN0956.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Gothic%20Horror/DSCN0957.jpg)

Your comments & critiques are, as always, MOST welcome...mostly.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 8/17/12 More Forces of Unpleastness
Post by: Dr. The Viking on August 17, 2012, 04:03:30 PM
Wohoa!!

Love that gate. Brilliant way to paint it up instead of the usual grey job.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 8/17/12 More Forces of Unpleastness
Post by: DeafNala on August 18, 2012, 01:11:56 AM
Thanks, Doc...glad you liked it.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 8/17/12 More Forces of Unpleastness
Post by: Doomsdave on August 20, 2012, 02:06:17 AM
Awesome work.  Who makes the gate?
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 8/20/12 Crazy Mary's Cay W.I.P.
Post by: DeafNala on August 20, 2012, 11:45:48 AM
Thanks Doomsdave...glad you liked it.
The Gate is by Scotia Grendel; it's on the last page of their Fantasy section: Goblins Gate & Torture Chamber.
http://www.scotiagrendel.com/Products/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=2_41&zenid=d94484fc47decfe3c0d809e9bb69c8fb
A stroll through the listing will reveal some very cool thingies.

AND for something new & different:

Covering a large portion of the Great Fen of Gwahr like a serious case of acne on an adolescent mayonnaise addict's cheeks are the Isles of Langerhans. One of these is occupied Crazy Mary the Witch's Potion Shoppe sole producer & distributor of Crazy Mary's Lust Potion No. IX.

Mary's Cay W.I.P. Aerial View:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0975.jpg)

From the sides:
Legend has it that the Mushrooms on Mary's Cay were once E.P.A. operatives,,,they deny it emphatically.

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0976.jpg)
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0978.jpg)
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0979.jpg)
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0981.jpg)

Topside:
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0983.jpg)
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0985.jpg)
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0986.jpg)
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0988.jpg)

Comments & critiques would be appreciated...cherished perhaps.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 8/20/12 Crazy Mary's Cay W.I.P.
Post by: Mason on August 20, 2012, 11:51:48 AM
Some very fine additions to the collection, DeafNala!

Love the new fellas in all their Technicolour glory!
 :-*

That Skin-saw chap is great, I may have to seek him out myself.

As for your take on the Fortress Entrance-  :o :o :o
What a great idea!

And looking at Crazy Mary's, it seems that will turn out to be another Masterpiece from DeafNala Productions!
It looks Cracking.

Nice to see the Cherub getting an airing, too...
 ;)

Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 8/20/12 Crazy Mary's Cay W.I.P.
Post by: DeafNala on August 20, 2012, 12:22:44 PM
Thanks for the kind word, Mason.
The Skinsaw Man is one of the Reaper's Pathfinder Range (60033 Skinsaw Man)...very enjoyable mini to paint.
I find making a place/setting/whatever & then populating it is my best approach to the Beasty...also the most fun.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 8/20/12 Crazy Mary's Cay W.I.P.
Post by: luidinuovo on August 22, 2012, 07:27:41 AM
 :o :o :o :o
great,love it.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 8/20/12 Crazy Mary's Cay W.I.P.
Post by: Dr. The Viking on August 22, 2012, 07:57:28 AM
Splendid!

I only know the Pearl Jam version of Crazy Mary... looking forward to seeing yours!  :D
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 8/20/12 Crazy Mary's Cay W.I.P.
Post by: dijit on August 22, 2012, 09:47:56 AM
Yet again great work.
Duncan
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 8/20/12 Crazy Mary's Cay W.I.P.
Post by: DeafNala on August 22, 2012, 12:27:52 PM
Thanks MUCHO for the positive feedback...that's my supply of motivation for the day.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 8/20/12 Crazy Mary's Cay W.I.P.
Post by: Thantsants on August 23, 2012, 03:41:38 PM
Vamps are great and Crazy Mary's place is looking good.

I've got that song in my head now -

Sellin' little bottles of

Lust potion number 9...

Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 8/20/12 Crazy Mary's Cay W.I.P.
Post by: DeafNala on August 23, 2012, 09:42:28 PM
Vamps are great and Crazy Mary's place is looking good.

I've got that song in my head now -

Sellin' little bottles of

Lust potion number 9...



Thanks, Thantsants...I have the same song playing around my head, Could be worse; it could be The Teddy Bears' Picnic...& now it is.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 8/20/12 Crazy Mary's Cay W.I.P.
Post by: Thantsants on August 24, 2012, 01:10:31 PM
Dammit!  >:( lol
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 8/20/12 Crazy Mary's Cay W.I.P.
Post by: Mason on August 24, 2012, 01:38:44 PM
Thanks, Thantsants...I have the same song playing around my head, Could be worse; it could be The Teddy Bears' Picnic...& now it is.


Git!
 ;)
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 8/20/12 Crazy Mary's Cay W.I.P.
Post by: Mr Saturday on August 24, 2012, 09:45:32 PM
Great work, I love the vamps, and the giant vampire mouth doorway. Superb! Crazy Mary's looks mighty too, all those creepy mushrooms...
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 8/20/12 Crazy Mary's Cay W.I.P.
Post by: DeafNala on August 25, 2012, 12:52:32 PM
Thanks, Mr S. The Creepy Mushrooms & Haunt Trees seem to be my thing lately.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 8/27/12 Smoe small Progress on Crazy Mary's Cay
Post by: DeafNala on August 27, 2012, 01:57:03 PM
Typically of my work habits, I've added a piece to Crazy Mary's; i.e., a smallish islet off the main digs which may be the residence of the Sharx Bros., Harpy, Cheeky, & Grouchy the Piranha Boys. Two more Four A Cherubs were added to the mix, which, in turn, drove off the West Wind Cherub, Chunky.

Now that the excuses/explanation part is done, here are some typically mediocre pics:

An aerial view of the new Islet next to the main one:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1000.jpg)

Some closer views:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0995.jpg)
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0994.jpg)
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0996.jpg)

The Sharx Bros.:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0991.jpg)
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0990.jpg)

AND Chunky Cherub:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0997.jpg)
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0999.jpg)

The standard request for commentary is in force.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 8/27/12 Some small Progress on Crazy Mary's Cay
Post by: HereWego on August 28, 2012, 02:33:44 AM
Beautiful additions! Keep 'em coming!  :-*
Regards
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 8/27/12 Some small Progress on Crazy Mary's Cay
Post by: luidinuovo on August 28, 2012, 03:06:40 AM
Fantastico,great work. :-*
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 8/27/12 Some small Progress on Crazy Mary's Cay
Post by: DeafNala on August 28, 2012, 12:52:29 PM
Thanks for the kind comments, Guys...they are appreciated/cherished.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 8/27/12 Some small Progress on Crazy Mary's Cay
Post by: Mason on August 28, 2012, 02:11:49 PM
Great stuff, Amigo!
 :-*
The Cherubs are a great addition, even poor ol' Chunky....

Keep up the good work, Sir!
(Or should be MR DeafNala, Sir.... ;))
 :D
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project Update 8/27/12 Some small Progress on Crazy Mary's Cay
Post by: DeafNala on August 28, 2012, 06:46:47 PM
Thanks, Mason. I hope the "Mr. Deafnala" doesn't catch on; I feel old enough as things stand.
Things are clicking along nicely if with no definite direction. I figured I'd replace the five Mushroom Guys I used for Crazy Mary's; so I made another eleven.
I also created a separate album for the Spooky Woods pieces; re, to make things easier to find. It wound up being 14 pages long & 211 photos...so far.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:NO UPDATES: PhotoBucket Woes
Post by: DeafNala on September 03, 2012, 11:56:56 AM
Until I can figure out how to get my Bulk Loader on PhotoBucket working again there will be no new photos. They're piling up in Picasa, SO when & if I get the thing sorted out, you will get inundated with really crumby photos.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:NO UPDATES: PhotoBucket Woes
Post by: Mason on September 03, 2012, 12:05:44 PM
Until I can figure out how to get my Bulk Loader on PhotoBucket working again there will be no new photos. They're piling up in Picasa, SO when & if I get the thing sorted out, you will get inundated with really crumby photos.

How about opening a new Photobucket account?

Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:NO UPDATES: PhotoBucket Woes
Post by: Andrew May on September 03, 2012, 02:20:31 PM
Or imageshack?
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:NO UPDATES: PhotoBucket Woes
Post by: DeafNala on September 03, 2012, 05:45:56 PM
Thanks for the advice, Guys!
The problem is solved: I had the enable/disable switches on my Fire Fox reversed...DOH. Photo Bucket is once more operational. I'll put up some photos once I stop dancing around the room.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:NO UPDATES: PhotoBucket Woes
Post by: dijit on September 04, 2012, 09:33:56 AM
Sounds good DeafNala, we'll be looking forwards to them.
Duncan
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 9/4/12: The Pirahna Club
Post by: DeafNala on September 04, 2012, 10:33:46 AM
The Photo Bucket fix proved to be relatively easy. SO you're about to be subjected to YET MORE photographic abuse. The speck of land off of Crazy Mary's Cay has been finished. It is the lair/hangout/digs of the Dread Piranha Club (Four A style...eventually). So without further ado:

An overhead view:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1013.jpg)

The Tree:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1005.jpg)

Around the Club Cay:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1010.jpg)
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1007.jpg)
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1008.jpg)

The plan is to add more tufts of marsh grass & cat's tails on small bases to scatter around. The Piranha Boys will also be on separate bases...probably.
Comments & Critiques are, as always, most appreciated...bribes are also accepted.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 9/4/12: The Pirahna Club
Post by: DeafNala on September 08, 2012, 11:38:01 AM
I thought I'd give a small Fast Breaking Update Report: The main portion of Crazy Mary's Cay is painting up fairly nicely, although rather SLOWLY...I over complicated the Beasty.
One of the Sharx Bros. meet a tragic end due to a localized Apocalypse...the inevitable Lemming Leap from the work table. Should I find his wings & do a repair job on one leg, he might reemerge.
Photos can be looked for toward the end of next week...or not.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 9/4/12: The Pirahna Club
Post by: tomogui on September 08, 2012, 02:31:24 PM
Ah, we lose so many fine, brave minis to that cruel fate, the bold leap into the void.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 9/4/12: The Pirahna Club
Post by: Dr. The Viking on September 08, 2012, 03:37:58 PM
Awesomesauce! In gallons!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 9/4/12: The Pirahna Club
Post by: DeafNala on September 09, 2012, 09:53:50 AM
Thanks, Guys...kind words are a motivator for moi.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 9/4/12: The Pirahna Club
Post by: HereWego on September 09, 2012, 02:14:55 PM
Beautiful additions  :o
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 9/4/12: The Pirahna Club
Post by: DeafNala on September 09, 2012, 03:00:56 PM
Thanks, HereWego! I'm glad you like the stuff.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 9/4/12: The Pirahna Club
Post by: aggro84 on September 12, 2012, 03:03:22 AM
The new stuff looks great DeafNala.

I'm glad you got your "technically difficulties" sorted.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 9/4/12: The Pirahna Club
Post by: Thantsants on September 12, 2012, 11:56:15 PM
Looking vibrant as usual!

Sorry to hear the Sharx brother's attempt at flying the nest ended in tragedy.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 9/4/12: The Pirahna Club
Post by: DeafNala on September 13, 2012, 02:05:48 PM
Thanks MUCHO for the kind replies.

I'm glad you got your "technically difficulties" sorted.

With moi "technical difficulties" arise from an unfortunate mix of technical idiocy combine with a heavy dollop of imminent senility, but one does ones best...doesn't one?!

Sorry to hear the Sharx brother's attempt at flying the nest ended in tragedy.

He should be a fairly easy fix once I find his wings. I've noticed that once a small part hits the floor it is transported to some alternate reality...the same spot where missing socks go.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 9/4/12: The Pirahna Club
Post by: FramFramson on September 17, 2012, 05:08:36 AM
Say DeafNala, it might not matter at all, but have you seen the new King Jack and his Pumpkin Minions (http://blog.victoryforce.com/?p=3147) offered by Victory Force?
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 9/4/12: The Pirahna Club
Post by: DeafNala on September 17, 2012, 12:29:42 PM
Thanks for the lead, Fram. There was a thread about their WWII Alice in Wonderland Gang over in the Weird War Section...I followed the link & spotted the Guys. I am sorely tempted. Have you had any dealings with Victory games, &, if so, how are they to order from?
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 9/18/12: Crazy Mary's Cay Done...mostly!
Post by: DeafNala on September 17, 2012, 10:01:09 PM
While there are still some embellishments to be added, like some reed & cat's tails, Crazy Mary's Cay is now done...OH BABY! AND here are some Photos of ASTOUNDING Mediocrity to prove it:

The overhead & long shots with The Piranha Club off to the right:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1019.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1021.jpg)

Some close ups:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1022.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1023.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1025.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1027.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1032.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1033.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1036.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1037.jpg)

As always your enlightened comments & critiques would be GREATLY appreciated & forestall any whining & guilt tripping...probably.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 9/18/12: Crazy Mary's Cay Done...mostly!
Post by: Thantsants on September 17, 2012, 10:16:18 PM
Vibrant, sir vibrant as ever  :o

The Trapdoor reminded me of this little gem from my childhood

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXDX_TtgWcg&feature=relmfu
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 9/18/12: Crazy Mary's Cay Done...mostly!
Post by: Mason on September 17, 2012, 11:04:11 PM
 :-* :-* :-*

Beautiful, DeafNala, just beautiful.
You have such a wonderful, fertile imagination.
Your creations never fail to make me smile.

But one little bit of advice: 'Dont you open that trapdoor, coz there's something down there!'
 ;)

Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 9/4/12: The Pirahna Club
Post by: FramFramson on September 18, 2012, 12:17:45 AM
LOVE the cay! Is that a love lust potion still?!  ;D lol

Have you had any dealings with Victory games, &, if so, how are they to order from?

Afraid not! Anyone else, perhaps?
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 9/18/12: Crazy Mary's Cay Done...mostly!
Post by: aggro84 on September 18, 2012, 02:29:38 AM
Very nice DeafNala.
The colours are wonderful!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 9/18/12: Crazy Mary's Cay Done...mostly!
Post by: Engel on September 18, 2012, 01:13:42 PM
Nice!
Our projects may have gone in diffrent directions but Its always nice to look here for new ideas or inspiration on how things can be achieved.
Keep up the great work and keep posting lovely pictures.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 9/18/12: Crazy Mary's Cay Done...mostly!
Post by: DeafNala on September 18, 2012, 02:06:46 PM
Thanks MUCHO for taking the time to leave your kind comments, Guys! It is my main source of motivation.

I'm starting to get a picture of where this is all going...pretty scary actually & I'm sure I had a similar vision following a Jefferson Airplane concert a long time ago.

@Fram: I'll probably crack & order the Pumpkin Guys. If I do, I'll report on how well Victory Games do with their orders.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 9/18/12: Crazy Mary's Cay Done...mostly!
Post by: Engel on September 18, 2012, 02:25:10 PM
Dont you think its time to gather all the stuff for a big big picture on the whole collection ?  :)
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 9/18/12: Crazy Mary's Cay Done...mostly!
Post by: DeafNala on September 18, 2012, 06:42:08 PM
Dont you think its time to gather all the stuff for a big big picture on the whole collection ?  :)

That is where, in my slow & plodding way, I'm headed. The aim is to have all the pieces I've done so far plus some new thingys I've got underway based up in an interconnecting array of strangeness, hopefully, soonish...I still owe Matakishi an article on all this.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 9/18/12: Crazy Mary's Cay Done...mostly!
Post by: dijit on September 19, 2012, 10:37:01 AM
Lovely and very characterful work as always. I love being able to peek into your imagination.
Duncan
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 9/18/12: Crazy Mary's Cay Done...mostly!
Post by: DeafNala on September 19, 2012, 12:31:20 PM

Thanks for the kind comments, Duncan!

I love being able to peek into your imagination.
Duncan

I hope you don't mind the dust & clutter. That aside, I likewise get some great ideas from your posts...once contact is made with what passes for a mind these days, they have a tendency to warp, but they came from you nonetheless.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 9/18/12: Crazy Mary's Cay Done...mostly!
Post by: Andrew May on September 20, 2012, 08:46:40 AM
Amazing new additions! I look forward to the next big group shot!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 9/18/12: Crazy Mary's Cay Done...mostly!
Post by: DeafNala on September 20, 2012, 12:53:42 PM
Thanks for the kind commentary, Andrew!

Amazing new additions! I look forward to the next big group shot!

Actually so am I. It's time to start mounting the individual components on larger bases. The islets/cays/keys idea would allow me to get quite a few larger but separate pieces that would work well & flexibly together...the weekend will, hopefully, be a productive one.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 9/18/12: Crazy Mary's Cay Done...mostly!
Post by: HereWego on September 21, 2012, 03:55:44 AM
Beautiful  ;D
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 9/18/12: Crazy Mary's Cay Done...mostly!
Post by: DeafNala on September 21, 2012, 11:35:58 AM
Thanks, HereWego...glad you liked it.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 9/18/12: Crazy Mary's Cay Done...mostly!
Post by: Theatralic on September 21, 2012, 11:42:56 AM
I could swear that the eyes of those Faces are following me....

Great work DeafNala, creepy but great !
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 9/18/12: Crazy Mary's Cay Done...mostly!
Post by: DeafNala on September 21, 2012, 12:11:25 PM
Thanks, Theatralic! I've noticed the same thing about the eyes...I check them periodically for any signs of drool, & try keep them away from the other minis.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 9/28/12: Mushroom Madness!
Post by: DeafNala on September 28, 2012, 07:31:23 PM
A LOOK INSIDE A CRAZY OLD MAN'S MIND:
SO having used up five of my Mushroom Guys for Crazy Mary's, I figured I should replace them. Getting a tad carried away with the thing, The Five were duly replaced by The Eleven. Then says I...Old Men, particularly those of the deaf & crazy variety, tend to talk to themselves...while I'm at it I should paint the Lads/Whatever up to make things easy when I plant them.
The end result is The Twenty Eight:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1038.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1039.jpg)

Your kind comments, as always, would be GREATLY appreciated.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 9/28/12: Mushroom Madness!
Post by: Mason on September 28, 2012, 08:36:32 PM
 :o :o :o

Woah!
Crazy Mushroom Overload!

Fantastic work, Amigo.
 :-* :-* :-*

You are so prolific with these guys and the standard never drops.



(I really do not to pull my finger out with the cousins of these fellas... ;))

Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 9/28/12: Mushroom Madness!
Post by: Andrew May on September 28, 2012, 10:37:57 PM
They're great! :D
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 9/28/12: Mushroom Madness!
Post by: aggro84 on September 28, 2012, 11:58:50 PM
You know, I was really concerned that you didn't have enough evil mushrooms.  lol

Seriously though, they look great. Nice job!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 9/28/12: Mushroom Madness!
Post by: Welf VIII. on September 29, 2012, 05:04:14 AM
Sorry, this is really great, thank very much for sharing these. Surreality is the thing.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 9/28/12: Mushroom Madness!
Post by: Thantsants on September 29, 2012, 09:12:25 AM
Needz moar Mushroomz!  ;)

I particularly like the expression on the right hand side candle holder.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 9/28/12: Mushroom Madness!
Post by: DowVooVoo on September 29, 2012, 11:33:57 AM
MMM SHROOOMMS!!!  :o :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 9/28/12: Mushroom Madness!
Post by: DeafNala on September 29, 2012, 12:17:54 PM
Thanks MUCHO for all the kind words, Guys!

Surreality is the thing.

Reality, such as it is, sucks...Surreality is The Way.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 9/28/12: Mushroom Madness!
Post by: FramFramson on September 29, 2012, 01:55:56 PM
You know Nala, you really are a fun ghi.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 9/28/12: Mushroom Madness!
Post by: DeafNala on September 29, 2012, 03:11:32 PM
You know Nala, you really are a fun ghi.

Thanks, Fram. One does one's humble best...& so do I.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 10/05/12: floedebolle Mushroom Upgrade
Post by: DeafNala on October 05, 2012, 02:32:47 PM
Having gotten inspired to do a bit more with my Gigunda Mushrooms, The Three Sisters, by floedebolle's new Mushroom thread. I started some upgrades. You can checkout the source of this madness here:

http://boringmordheimforum.forumieren.com/t6786-livingshrooms-by-floedebolle

This is the first of the Sisters:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1048.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1049.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1051.jpg)

With the long view of the Girl:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1052.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1047.jpg)

As always your comments, kind or not, are MOST WELCOME...mostly.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 10/05/12: floedebolle Mushroom Upgrade
Post by: Mason on October 05, 2012, 02:58:56 PM
 :o

Another great development from the warped place known as The Imagination of DeafNala!

Fantastic.
 :-* :-* :-*

The Marge Simpson of the Mushroom world.
 ;)
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 10/05/12: floedebolle Mushroom Upgrade
Post by: DeafNala on October 05, 2012, 05:20:32 PM
Thanks, Amigo! I've got the Second Sister underway; this one features a upper story entry & maybe a smoke stack will be added...it's good to be strange.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 10/05/12: floedebolle Mushroom Upgrade
Post by: aggro84 on October 05, 2012, 05:46:23 PM
Love the colors DeafNala!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 10/05/12: floedebolle Mushroom Upgrade
Post by: Funghy-Fipps on October 05, 2012, 08:14:01 PM
More unique DeafNala craziness! Love it to bits.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 10/05/12: floedebolle Mushroom Upgrade
Post by: Mason on October 05, 2012, 08:20:34 PM
The Marge Simpson of the Mushroom world.
 ;)

That was a reference to The Girl, of course, not your good self!

Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 10/05/12: floedebolle Mushroom Upgrade
Post by: Theatralic on October 06, 2012, 02:44:03 AM
Mate, this Things are still creeping me out, now I have them looking at me by the dozens  o_o

Serioussly I love your unique style, it makes me smile and shiver at the same time lol
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 10/05/12: floedebolle Mushroom Upgrade
Post by: DeafNala on October 06, 2012, 01:44:03 PM
Thank you, one & all, for your kind comments!

Love the colors DeafNala!

Flashy colors seem to have become a standard aspect of my stuff over the years...could be a deteriorating sense of style. I'm delighted you like them though.

More unique DeafNala craziness! Love it to bits.

Thanks, Funghy! Becoming a Crazy Old Man has been my ambition & life's work...glad it shows.

That was a reference to The Girl, of course, not your good self!

It took me a moment to figure out the reference. While I'm not a bee hive fan, it would be nice to have that much hair on top regardless of the color.

Mate, this Things are still creeping me out, now I have them looking at me by the dozens  o_o

Serioussly I love your unique style, it makes me smile and shiver at the same time lol

Now imagine that every cabinet, cupboard, & closet you open is filled with these Little Horrors, & you'll get an idea about my work/living (such as it is) space. Pretty scary, eh!?
Glad you like the stuff; I'm enjoying The Project immensely.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 10/05/12: floedebolle Mushroom Upgrade
Post by: Thantsants on October 07, 2012, 06:22:41 PM
Spectacualr! Is the third eye a new addition to your Shroomzillas?


Also is that a blank tombstone the old girl is sat on?  :o lol
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 10/05/12: floedebolle Mushroom Upgrade
Post by: DeafNala on October 08, 2012, 11:43:43 AM
Spectacualr! Is the third eye a new addition to your Shroomzillas?


Also is that a blank tombstone the old girl is sat on?  :o lol

Thanks, Thantsants...glad your liked the Mushroom Maid.
The third eye & the two faces flanking the Fast Flo Flyer are what were added.
She's perched on a stuck a stack of foam hexes I had made for "custom" Geo Hex pieces...that hasn't taken off yet. The backdrop is a 1'square meant for some scenery project. The whole thingy serves as a photo stage...until I come up with something better.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 10/15/12: floedebolle Mushroom Upgrade Finished
Post by: DeafNala on October 15, 2012, 06:02:18 PM
SO here's where The Upgrade stand thus far...there will be more thingies to add I'm sure. All three of The Three Sisters (the Three Sisters will probably be a reference to the Three Reaper Hags that will be inhabiting the place shortly):

The Second Sister:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1056.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1057.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1058.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1061.jpg)

The Third Sister:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1054.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1063.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1064.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1065.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1067.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1066.jpg)

The Group:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1060.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1068.jpg)

AND a size comparison photo...actually three so I can show off the mini as well.

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1069.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1070.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1072.jpg)

As always your kind commentary would be appreciated...kind of.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 10/15/12: floedebolle Mushroom Upgrade Finished
Post by: Thantsants on October 15, 2012, 06:21:06 PM
Brilliant - love the ladder and smoke stack!

Nice interplay with some of the faces glancing at each other  8)
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 10/15/12: floedebolle Mushroom Upgrade Finished
Post by: Mason on October 15, 2012, 07:20:10 PM
 :o

Words fail me, Sir.......they are just so wonderful!
 :-* :-* :-*

Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 10/15/12: floedebolle Mushroom Upgrade Finished
Post by: DeafNala on October 15, 2012, 08:11:11 PM
Thanks for the kind & encouraging commentary, Guys...it IS appreciated.

Nice interplay with some of the faces glancing at each other  8)

I imagine them chatting continually with each other & passersby.
These will be the Three (Hag) Sisters:
(http://www.reapermini.com/graphics/gallery/4/02904_G.jpg)
I can picture one standing by the door in the middle of the night shrieking, "WILL YOU SHUT THE HELL UP!".
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 10/15/12: floedebolle Mushroom Upgrade Finished
Post by: Thantsants on October 15, 2012, 10:58:04 PM
Bloody Toad stools at it again!  lol
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 10/15/12: floedebolle Mushroom Upgrade Finished
Post by: aggro84 on October 16, 2012, 02:26:44 AM
Very cool Deafnala! Fun stuff. I love your whimsical take on things!  :-*
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 10/15/12: floedebolle Mushroom Upgrade Finished
Post by: FramFramson on October 16, 2012, 03:39:42 AM
Love the smurf house inhabitable toadstool!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 10/15/12: floedebolle Mushroom Upgrade Finished
Post by: Engel on October 16, 2012, 05:32:19 AM
Nice work (again..).
I love to see what you can do with the sisters and some paint.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 10/15/12: floedebolle Mushroom Upgrade Finished
Post by: tomogui on October 16, 2012, 07:03:19 AM
DeafNala, you are so relentlessly creative, it's like free lessons in how to do the hobby right!

Where do they all live? Do you have only a room or two devoted to mushrooms, goblins, pumpkin heads, hags and assorted spooks, or did you have to build a whole new wing to house them?
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 10/15/12: floedebolle Mushroom Upgrade Finished
Post by: dijit on October 16, 2012, 10:53:13 AM
Lovely work! Is it me or does Gaseous George look a little like an evil Womble?
Here's a Womble in case you've no idea what they are:
(http://www.spectacularoptical.ca/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/tv_wombles1-300x254.jpg)
They're curious little creatures who go around a park and clear up peoples rubbish.
Duncan
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 10/15/12: floedebolle Mushroom Upgrade Finished
Post by: DeafNala on October 16, 2012, 02:20:06 PM
WOW! Thank you all for your kind responses. I was very pleasantly surprised by the volume & momentarily speechless...this, unfortunately, wore off.

I love your whimsical take on things!  :-*

Thanks for phrasing it that way; it's more commonly referred to as nuts.

@tomogui: the Thingies are slowly taking over the entire house. Hopefully when I start mounting them on terrain/gaming boards they'll stay put.

@Duncan: the Wombles are cool; they're sort of fuzzy Goblins, which gives me an idea...BWAHAHAHAHAHA.

Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 10/22/12: The Three Sisters Islet Completed!
Post by: DeafNala on October 22, 2012, 12:06:56 PM
The Mushrooms have now been mounted on their very own islet awaiting the Sisters arrival...their former Neighbors wished them "Godspeed & good riddance." At any rate, here are some photos:

An Over View:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1089.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1090.jpg)

AND a Tour of the Perimeter, from the Front Door going counter clockwise:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1080.jpg)
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1081.jpg)
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1083.jpg)
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1084.jpg)
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1085.jpg)
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1088.jpg)

I'll get up some photos of the Islet Group when I get the Camera to cooperate. Until then comments & whatever would be GREATLY APPRECIATED.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 10/22/12: The Three Sisters Islet Completed!
Post by: Mason on October 22, 2012, 12:53:46 PM
The final piece comes together really well, Sir.
It looks absolutely wonderful, with your very distinctive style.

Bravo, Sir. Bravo!
It is a thing of beauty!
 :-* :-* :-*

Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 10/22/12: The Three Sisters Islet Completed!
Post by: DeafNala on October 22, 2012, 02:22:28 PM
Thanks for the kind words, Mason...they are appreciated.
I'm having a bit of trouble accessing my Photo Bucket account at the moment. Once that's resolved, I'll post the Islet Group Photos....hopefully.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 10/22/12: The Three Sisters Islet Completed!
Post by: white knight on October 22, 2012, 03:43:07 PM
This is absolutely wonderful! You should be a sculptor or a concept artist for a scenery manufacturer!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 10/22/12: The Three Sisters Islet Completed!
Post by: DeafNala on October 22, 2012, 06:50:09 PM
Thanks for the positive feedback, W.K.. Most suggestions for moi that entail a "should" are things like: "you should be in a nut house." It would be cool to see my stuff in production. Of course, I do swap, sell, & give the stuff away.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 10/22/12: The Three Sisters Islet Completed!
Post by: Thantsants on October 22, 2012, 09:39:54 PM
Another marvellous folly!  8)

Are all these islets and cays going into that swamp/lake we saw many pages ago?

It'll be a beautiful table set up if so - I can imagine the kind of games you'd have!  ;D
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 10/22/12: The Three Sisters Islet Completed!
Post by: DeafNala on October 22, 2012, 10:43:05 PM
Thanks, Thantsants...glad you liked it!
You've got the Game Plan: the various & sundry islets, keys & cays will occupy most of the table with some shore areas; that's a bit less than 36 square feet of table to fill...that should safely occupy the remainder of my life.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 10/22/12: The Three Sisters Islet Completed!
Post by: aggro84 on October 23, 2012, 01:27:38 AM
Are you planning on doing some gaming with all this loveliness?
It would be cool to see some sort of a bat rep!  :-*
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 10/22/12: The Three Sisters Islet Completed!
Post by: FramFramson on October 23, 2012, 02:26:49 AM
Any chance of a long shot to see the whole thing in one image?  :)
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 10/22/12: The Three Sisters Islet Completed!
Post by: DeafNala on October 23, 2012, 12:23:21 PM
Thanks, Guys!

Are you planning on doing some gaming with all this loveliness?
It would be cool to see some sort of a bat rep!  :-*

Doing some gaming falls in the "hope springs eternal" category at the moment. It is, however, the object of it all.

Any chance of a long shot to see the whole thing in one image?  :)

I've got some photos ready to upload to my Photo Bucket account when they let me sign in again.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 10/22/12: The Three Sisters Islet Completed!
Post by: Gun bunny on October 24, 2012, 09:55:21 AM
 :D nice work, very nice!  :D
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 10/22/12: The Three Sisters Islet Completed!
Post by: DeafNala on October 24, 2012, 12:33:54 PM
Thanks, Gun bunny! The Fiends at Photo Bucket still haven't responded to my inability to sign in; SO no updates to post...AAARRGH!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 10/24/12: The Three Sisters Islet Group Photo...
Post by: DeafNala on October 24, 2012, 06:13:31 PM
This is a bit of an experiment while I'm waiting for Photo Bucket to resolve my sign in problem. New Group Photos are here on Google:

https://plus.google.com/photos/102888946181624591013/albums/5802932198472736033 (https://plus.google.com/photos/102888946181624591013/albums/5802932198472736033)

Click the link & let me know if you (a) can see the stuff, & (b) any comments on the stuff. Thanks in advance!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 10/24/12: The Three Sisters Islet Group Photo...
Post by: Mason on October 24, 2012, 06:25:01 PM
Just tried it, Amigo.

No joy, I am afraid.
It asks for username and password.
 :'(

Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 10/24/12: The Three Sisters Islet Group Photo...
Post by: DeafNala on October 24, 2012, 07:34:38 PM
Next stage in the experiment is stealing my own photo, AND Voila:

An Overview of The Isles:

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-dAHSTdDEYmY/UIgoGm1z_2I/AAAAAAAAAIA/5I68KnYcCtw/s631/DSCN1100.JPG)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/--pYIG18Pf6E/UIgoHQBOL-I/AAAAAAAAAII/jiLkxDzAles/s631/DSCN1101.JPG)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-22EaDDkSno8/UIgoIbiyyPI/AAAAAAAAAIQ/6XFllPGFW3s/s631/DSCN1102.JPG)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-5LyFDZ7WWzM/UIgoLr5dzKI/AAAAAAAAAIo/tzichAjXxXM/s631/DSCN1108.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-lg1L_610N9I/UIgoJNDMx0I/AAAAAAAAAIY/AbihXKwL5Vo/s631/DSCN1105.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-uDLQ6Zy9dUk/UIgoKvuQYNI/AAAAAAAAAIg/qSYwLXQFEi0/s631/DSCN1105.JPG)

Now then, let me know if you can see these & give me you comments if you can...if you can't see them, but you have a vivid imagination, you may also comment.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 10/24/12: Islet Group Photo, Take 2
Post by: FramFramson on October 25, 2012, 12:00:08 AM
Good gravy, those are magnificent!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 10/24/12: Islet Group Photo, Take 2
Post by: Thantsants on October 25, 2012, 12:47:16 AM
I'll second the motion  8)
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 10/24/12: Islet Group Photo, Take 2
Post by: aggro84 on October 25, 2012, 01:05:24 AM
Very cool! It's nice to see them all together like that!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 10/24/12: Islet Group Photo, Take 2
Post by: Mason on October 25, 2012, 08:13:10 AM
I can see!
I can see!
 :o


I must say that I can seriously condone 'stealing' from yourself if this is the end result.
Stunning!
 :-*

Bravo, Sir, a magnificent result and well worth the wait!
 ;D
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 10/24/12: Islet Group Photo, Take 2
Post by: Gun bunny on October 25, 2012, 08:29:12 AM
WELL DONE!!!  :D :D :D
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 10/24/12: Islet Group Photo, Take 2
Post by: DeafNala on October 25, 2012, 12:46:50 PM
Thanks VERY MUCH for all the kind comments. Figuring out an alternate way of posting photos while the nice Folks at Photo Bucket figure out the sign-in problem was a tremendous relief...posting has become the main reason for modeling & painting with moi.
The flat topped building is still W.I.P.; there will be a couple more stories to (& possibly about) the beasty. I have more islets under way plus sections of reeds/cattails to fill in the spaces. The Islets will have connecting walk ways...with Horrid Thingies lurking beneath.
Oh & this mini, which I just started on, will be Crazy Mary:

(http://www.reapermini.com/graphics/gallery/4/60077_w_1.jpg)
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 10/24/12: Islet Group Photo, Take 2
Post by: Dreng Tromm on October 25, 2012, 01:56:18 PM
Oooh that is a beautiful miniature that would fit very well with your marvelous and amazing creations my friend. I am looking forward to seeing the painted product!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 10/24/12: Islet Group Photo, Take 2
Post by: DeafNala on October 25, 2012, 05:01:06 PM
Thanks, Dreng! The Old Girl is coming along nicely if somewhat slowly.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 10/28/12: Crazy Mary Herself
Post by: DeafNala on October 28, 2012, 01:14:18 PM
I was going to wait until Monday, but what the heck. Here's Crazy Mary Herself:

Around Town:

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-PSWXn4XjVag/UI0n-fk-C_I/AAAAAAAAANU/sOUbs_Q3Dts/s631/DSCN1123.JPG)

On Mary's Cay:

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-FPgHG23OVO0/UI0oAnYckRI/AAAAAAAAANc/y_vro9R_5-c/s631/DSCN1110.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-LaSTkUSS_mo/UI0oDJcAvVI/AAAAAAAAANk/KK2fvQg-anc/s631/DSCN1111.JPG)

As always your comments, kind or otherwise, are MOST welcome...mostly.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 10/28/12: Crazy Mary Herself
Post by: eMills on October 28, 2012, 01:26:55 PM
Wow, I haven't had a chance to look at this monster of a thread in its entirety yet, but I definitely wanted to give you kudos.

The Brian Froud/Jim Henson inspired stuff is excellent!  I love the sculpting and the bright colors.  Really looking forward to more.

Great work.

~Eric
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 10/28/12: Crazy Mary Herself
Post by: Mason on October 28, 2012, 02:06:36 PM
What a great choice, Amigo.
She fits in perfectly and looks wonderful after your attentions with the brush!
 :-*

That disgusting skin and shock of red hair suit her perfectly.
Nice basing too.



What will your crazy imagination come up with next, I wonder......?

Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 10/28/12: Crazy Mary Herself
Post by: DeafNala on October 28, 2012, 02:17:41 PM
Thanks, Mason! I used the same skin coloration on Mary as I do on the less healthy Mushrooms...seemed appropriate. I figured the red hair would add a shock effect to the Old Girl.

As to what is next: I'm working on a larger Islet for the Stoned Hedge pieces along with a couple of smaller things. I've got a few minis in the works, & will be basing up the Piranha Boys later today. SO things are progressing...BWAHAHAHAHA(I love evil laughter)HAHAHAHA!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 10/28/12: Crazy Mary Herself
Post by: FramFramson on October 28, 2012, 02:59:30 PM
Jest lookit th' ole bint!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 10/28/12: Crazy Mary Herself
Post by: Thantsants on October 28, 2012, 03:44:39 PM
Red hair was a good choice for the crazy crone - just don't tell my wife I said so  ;) :o
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 10/28/12: Crazy Mary Herself
Post by: DeafNala on October 28, 2012, 04:16:29 PM
Thanks Guys...I think. The red hair just seemed to fit...especially since the Redheads in my life have moved on.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 10/28/12: Crazy Mary Herself
Post by: FramFramson on October 29, 2012, 04:09:38 AM
The only redheads in my life have been horrible managers. Three of 'em at different companies! Right now I have a clueless "old boys' network" fellow as my manager, but if I ever wind up with another middle-aged red-headed biddy as my boss, I'll probably start twitching uncontrollably - even if she's as sweet as pumpkin pie.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 10/28/12: Crazy Mary Herself
Post by: Dreng Tromm on October 29, 2012, 04:30:41 AM
Oh my... I just love "Crazy Mary!"
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 10/28/12: Crazy Mary Herself
Post by: DeafNala on October 29, 2012, 12:43:21 PM
Thanks for the kind words & insight into the Redhead Persona. I was surprised at how enjoyable Crazy Mary was to paint; I would definitely recommend her...to paint that is.

In what passes for "Real Life" wit moi, I've only gotten to know a few Babes & one Guy who were redheads. The Guy was a pain, but the Babes were very interesting.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 11/09/12: The Piranha Club Plus ?
Post by: DeafNala on November 09, 2012, 04:59:11 PM
Some small (about Hobbit sized) progress: I finished the Piranha Club & an Unknown Mini of Dubious Culinary Tastes. The Four of them share the distinction of being Four A Minis supplied to moi by that FINE FELLOW, Mason.

SO without further delay, HERE THEY ARE:

Zooming in on The Piranha Club:

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-nLUOhsKEdAU/UJ0wGaZeoqI/AAAAAAAAAQA/hEpoCVEZQZY/s635/DSCN1133.JPG)
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-XViOlYkdNBA/UJ0wB-mEBWI/AAAAAAAAAPg/QLxhA1oHTRg/s635/DSCN1129.JPG)

Some individual shots:

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-k9-Q71LTx3s/UJ0wDJAG_vI/AAAAAAAAAPo/hpPW2wanseU/s635/DSCN1130.JPG)
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-K9oDJyYXgnk/UJ0wD8fWM0I/AAAAAAAAAPw/vzyNzFrRZp0/s635/DSCN1131.JPG)
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-LiJpo3WP0RM/UJ0wFLJUZ5I/AAAAAAAAAP4/tzJVrjEwV7g/s635/DSCN1132.JPG)

The Mysterious Stranger:

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-6UE9Mo4obaA/UJ0v_rO85bI/AAAAAAAAAPQ/8n7E1Lsn7Kg/s635/DSCN1126.JPG)

There, now that wasn't so bad...mostly. As always, your commentary would be appreciated.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 11/09/12: The Piranha Club Plus ? (FourAs)
Post by: tomogui on November 10, 2012, 10:23:56 AM
Love 'em! Great characterful little fellas with big toothy grins. Your paint work is really solid too - they look nicely mottled with that undersea blue. Excellent.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 11/09/12: The Piranha Club Plus ? (FourAs)
Post by: Mason on November 10, 2012, 10:38:55 AM
Great work, DeafNala!
Beautiful colouration, that blue seems to suit them so well.
 :-*

I have had a few of these chaps and their Sea Demon cousins staring at me for a while on the painting table, and have been undecided on a colour for them.
Now I am leaning towards blue as well.....

Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 11/09/12: The Piranha Club Plus ? (FourAs)
Post by: DeafNala on November 10, 2012, 01:03:27 PM
Thanks for the kind commentary, Guys. I'm delighted you like them.
The Little Guys were a pleasure to paint...once I figured out what I was going to do for colors & their base, that is. The blank mini problem is often the most difficult obstacle of the process to overcome.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 11/09/12: The Piranha Club Plus ? (FourAs)
Post by: Doomhippie on November 10, 2012, 01:12:36 PM
I love this thread. Thinks are weird but in a great way. And those guys enjoying a little (or a bigger) snack just had me falling over with laughter. Great pics, wonderful humor in your pictures. A pleasure to behold!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 11/09/12: The Piranha Club Plus ? (FourAs)
Post by: DeafNala on November 10, 2012, 04:50:16 PM
Thanks for the kind words, Doomhippie (I love that Nome de Forum). I'm glad you are getting a kick out of my stuff. I must admit that this is the most enjoyable project I've yet undertaken..."undertaken" seems like a suitable word considering the subject.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 11/09/12: The Piranha Club Plus ? (FourAs)
Post by: aggro84 on November 10, 2012, 11:47:22 PM
Nice work on those Four A minis DeafNala. They look great!  :-*
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 11/09/12: The Piranha Club Plus ? (FourAs)
Post by: DeafNala on November 11, 2012, 01:24:52 PM
Thanks, aggro! I named the Crew after the comic strip of the same name...the Fishy Fellows take a more direct approach to putting the bite on Folks.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 11/09/12: The Piranha Club Plus ? (FourAs)
Post by: Theatralic on November 11, 2012, 01:28:20 PM
These are probably one of my favourites of yours, especially the last one holding his breakfast. Great work as usual!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 11/09/12: The Piranha Club Plus ? (FourAs)
Post by: luidinuovo on November 11, 2012, 01:34:39 PM
Great thread DeafNala,like it.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 11/09/12: The Piranha Club Plus ? (FourAs)
Post by: DeafNala on November 11, 2012, 02:06:50 PM
Thanks, luidinuovo! I'll try to keep it interesting...silly, but interesting nonetheless.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 11/09/12: The Piranha Club Plus ? (FourAs)
Post by: tomogui on November 11, 2012, 02:53:53 PM
I found these guys so inspirational that I just put in an order with Four A for some Piranha Boys of my own. I'd seen them before, but never realised how cool the models were. Curse you, DeafNala! The lead mountain grows apace!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 11/09/12: The Piranha Club Plus ? (FourAs)
Post by: M.P. on November 11, 2012, 02:57:23 PM
Love your painting :)
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 11/09/12: The Piranha Club Plus ? (FourAs)
Post by: DeafNala on November 11, 2012, 04:42:12 PM
Well thanks MUCHO; your kind words are greatly appreciated, M.P. & tomoqui. I am, of course, delighted that you like my work AND took the time to say so.

I found these guys so inspirational that I just put in an order with Four A for some Piranha Boys of my own. I'd seen them before, but never realised how cool the models were. Curse you, DeafNala! The lead mountain grows apace!

Sorry about that, tomoqui...at least the Guys at Four A seem like good Guys. I must admit that while I've occasionally inspired Folk to pick up their brushes or, a couple of times, pack them away plus the odd chuckle or gag reaction, this is the first time I've inspired someone to part with their $s for the minis.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 11/09/12: The Piranha Club Plus ? (FourAs)
Post by: Thantsants on November 11, 2012, 06:47:59 PM
I'm a big fan of 4A minis and Have those Piranha boys awaiting my paint brush at some point.

Great colour scheme you've used there - might go a shade more blue-grey myself but inspiring nonethless  8)

Looks like your mysterious stranger really gets a kick out of his breakfast  ;)
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 11/09/12: The Piranha Club Plus ? (FourAs)
Post by: DeafNala on November 11, 2012, 08:23:00 PM
Thanks, Thantsants...glad you liked the Lads.
I was at a loss to come up with a groaner about the Lad & Leg...that's a rather good one; WELL DONE!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 11/09/12: The Piranha Club Plus ? (FourAs)
Post by: Thantsants on November 11, 2012, 09:21:42 PM
Cheers - bet he likes butter and marmalade on his toes...

Definitely looks like sole food...

Heel get indigestion if he eats too quickly though...

I can only apologise - and leave quickly  ;D
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 11/09/12: The Piranha Club Plus ? (FourAs)
Post by: DeafNala on November 12, 2012, 12:34:37 AM
Thanks Thantsants: I needed that...kind of.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 11/09/12: The Piranha Club Plus ? (FourAs)
Post by: Mason on November 12, 2012, 11:34:41 AM
Cheers - bet he likes butter and marmalade on his toes...

Definitely looks like sole food...

Heel get indigestion if he eats too quickly though...

I can only apologise - and leave quickly  ;D

Bye!
 ;)
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 11/13/12: The Smugglers
Post by: DeafNala on November 13, 2012, 02:57:19 PM
I had promised Von Kurst of Tom's Boring Mordheim Forum Fame some photos of my Smuggler craft. Being a man of my word when convenient, here are those astonishingly mediocre photos of my incomplete & rather beaten up Smuggler Fleet. The Nasty Nancy suffered some damage from the Texas Odyssey; I decided to do the repair work in the Goblin manner. The Saucy Susan is still W.I.P.. The third ship of the fleet was left in North Carolina with Drugart. SO without further explanation:

The Saucy Susan:
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/The%20Smugglers/DSCN1134.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/The%20Smugglers/DSCN1135.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/The%20Smugglers/DSCN1136.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/The%20Smugglers/DSCN1137.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/The%20Smugglers/DSCN1138.jpg)

The Nasty Nancy:
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/The%20Smugglers/DSCN1139.jpg)
& a view of the cunning repair work:
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/The%20Smugglers/DSCN1140.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/The%20Smugglers/DSCN1141.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/The%20Smugglers/DSCN1142.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/The%20Smugglers/DSCN1143.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/The%20Smugglers/DSCN1144.jpg)

A size comparison (N.B.; the ships are on a 1' boars):
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/The%20Smugglers/DSCN1145.jpg)

Progress on the Ladies will probably be Oh-So-Slow, but I will keep you updated...probably.
In the meantime your kind comments would be appreciated...kind of.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 11/13/12: The Smugglers
Post by: Thantsants on November 14, 2012, 10:26:06 PM
Mushroom maker and now boatbuilder - cracking work and I love the Goblin repairs  8)
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 11/13/12: The Smugglers
Post by: DeafNala on November 14, 2012, 10:55:25 PM
Thanks for the kind comments, Thantsants...I can always count on you.
I started these in the Spring '08 &, until I started to repair the travel damage, I hadn't done anything to them. Now, however, I think I may just finish them along with the islets I've got going. Even if they don't get used for Naval Gaming, they could serve as man (Goblin) made islets.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 11/13/12: The Smugglers
Post by: rob_alderman on November 15, 2012, 03:01:02 PM
Lovely boats, cool names too!

I really like them :)
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 11/13/12: The Smugglers
Post by: DeafNala on November 15, 2012, 07:27:11 PM
Thanks, rob...glad you like them!
The Third Beasty was a steam powered ram...the height of Goblin-tech. Her name was Wicked Wanda...I think she's enjoying her stay in North Carolina.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 11/20/12: The New Isle in the Swamp, WIP
Post by: DeafNala on November 20, 2012, 03:31:50 PM
To keep you updated & to prevent the thread from disappearing into the dusty recesses of the back pages, here's the latest &, to date, largest of the Isles (of Langerhans).  The upper section will contain the Inner Grouping of the Stoned Circle. SO here it is:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1164.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1165.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1166.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1167.jpg)

Closeups of the Doors:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1169.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1170.jpg)

As always, your kind commentary is requested.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 11/20/12: The New Isle in the Swamp, WIP
Post by: Thantsants on November 20, 2012, 10:57:33 PM
Love the doors and their little knockers - if you'll pardon the phrase  ;)

Reminds me of an ancient and petrified giant fungus - perhaps because of your well documented predilection for the little blighters...
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 11/20/12: The New Isle in the Swamp, WIP
Post by: DeafNala on November 20, 2012, 11:04:19 PM
Love the doors and their little knockers - if you'll pardon the phrase  ;)

Thanks, Thantsants...that brought on a Young Frankenstein moment.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 11/20/12: The New Isle in the Swamp, WIP
Post by: Thantsants on November 21, 2012, 12:24:26 AM
No that's Fronkensteen...  ;)
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 11/20/12: The New Isle in the Swamp, WIP
Post by: DeafNala on November 21, 2012, 12:26:22 AM
Froodrick?
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 11/20/12: The New Isle in the Swamp, WIP
Post by: Thantsants on November 21, 2012, 12:36:47 AM
No... "Frederick."

Und sveet, sveet Inga...  :D

That's a point actually - forgive me if I'm wrong but I can't remember seeing a bug-eyed Igor type in your extensive collection of spooks.

There's got to be a mini out there that resembles good old Marty Feldman.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 11/20/12: The New Isle in the Swamp, WIP
Post by: DeafNala on November 21, 2012, 01:55:38 PM
Now that you mention it; I picked up Igor from Heresy in a mini exchange with a friend in Northern Ireland. This is Heresy's painted demo mini:

(http://www.heresyminiatures.com/shop/images/large/undead018.jpg)

Marty would be pleased.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 11/20/12: The New Isle in the Swamp, WIP
Post by: Engel on November 21, 2012, 02:21:42 PM
Ohh, that last terrain piece looks extra good.  :D
That Igor fellow looks perfect for your collection.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 11/20/12: The New Isle in the Swamp, WIP
Post by: DeafNala on November 21, 2012, 03:00:19 PM
Thanks, Engel...glad you like it. This is the time of year (post baseball season) when my pieces start getting larger & more elaborate. The Young Frankenstein exchange has me thinking of a Mad Doctors Laboratory/Castle...a cold shower might be in order.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 11/20/12: The New Isle in the Swamp, WIP
Post by: Mason on November 21, 2012, 03:06:56 PM
Good to see that you keeping yourself out of trouble in the close season, Amigo!
 ;)

Those doors are exquisite, and full of the charm we have come to expect from DeafNala Productions.
 :-*

The Marty lookalike will certainly benefit from your attentions.
Lokk forward to seeing him......and the rest of the Island, of course!

Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 11/20/12: The New Isle in the Swamp, WIP
Post by: DeafNala on November 21, 2012, 04:22:23 PM
Thanks, Mason. With all the interesting things to do, there doesn't seem to be as much time for trouble as there used to be.
Going through the Vault of Pack Rattiness, I see I have a variety of Mad Scientists, Assistants, & Creatures in different stages of completion...I may have to make a College/Consortium of Weird Science.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 11/26/12: IT LIVES...mostly!
Post by: DeafNala on November 26, 2012, 02:40:15 PM
This all started by bouncing a few lines from Young Frankenstein off of Thantsants...SO it's all his fault:

The Group:
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Gothic%20Horror/DSCN1192.jpg)

The Good Doctor(?):
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Gothic%20Horror/DSCN1196.jpg)

Young Igor:
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Gothic%20Horror/DSCN1193.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Gothic%20Horror/DSCN1194.jpg)

The Monster:
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Gothic%20Horror/DSCN1183.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Gothic%20Horror/DSCN1186.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Gothic%20Horror/DSCN1184.jpg)

There Wolf. There Photos. Where kind commentary?
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 11/26/12: IT LIVES...mostly!
Post by: Mason on November 26, 2012, 03:04:43 PM
 :o

No time wasted there, Sir.

Some lovely new additions to this MAD project, all in wonderful DeafNa-Col-La!
Love 'em!
Even the ugly, weird ones!
 :-*

Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 11/26/12: IT LIVES...mostly!
Post by: DeafNala on November 26, 2012, 08:33:25 PM
Thanks for the kind words!

While I'm pleased with the pieces, the photos are a disappointment. The Group Shot comes the closest to showing what the minis actually look like. I'm going to have to talk with the Demon Camera of Continual Contrariness...again. Learning how to use it might be another option.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 11/26/12: IT LIVES...mostly!
Post by: Gun bunny on November 26, 2012, 09:20:51 PM
 :) very nice work, is the dr. supposed to look dismayed ?  :)
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 11/26/12: IT LIVES...mostly!
Post by: FramFramson on November 26, 2012, 09:32:14 PM
But can the monster put on the Ritz?  lol
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 11/26/12: IT LIVES...mostly!
Post by: Thantsants on November 26, 2012, 09:56:24 PM
MMMMMMM!  >:D
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 11/26/12: IT LIVES...mostly!
Post by: DeafNala on November 26, 2012, 11:27:06 PM
Thanks for all the replies. It's good to know Y.F. has not been forgotten...actually it seems to have been memorized. SO if you're blue, & you don't know where to go to...

:) very nice work, is the dr. supposed to look dismayed ?  :)

"Monsters & hunchbacks & mobs, Oh my!" I'd say so.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 11/26/12: IT LIVES...mostly!
Post by: aggro84 on November 27, 2012, 03:16:28 AM
You certainly have been busy!  :-*

I haven't lifted a brush in two weeks!  :'(

Great stuff as always.

I'm still waiting for a bat rep though.  :P
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 11/26/12: IT LIVES...mostly!
Post by: DeafNala on November 27, 2012, 01:03:52 PM
Thanks aggro!
I'm still waiting for a battle to report...may be "living for" would come closer to the truth.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 11/27/12: What's Cooking
Post by: DeafNala on November 27, 2012, 07:36:22 PM
Well...this isn't exactly a complete table shot, but I thought it might be fun to see what was ready for The Table...or not.

The Closet Creatures:
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1204.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1199.jpg)

The Beasties on the Workbench:
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1202.jpg)

AND The Mounting Mushroom Menace from HELL!:
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1203.jpg)

There now wasn't that fun...kind of?
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 11/27/12: What's Cooking
Post by: matakishi on November 27, 2012, 08:02:44 PM
This...

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1203.jpg)

...is one of the best things I've seen all year  :-*
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 11/27/12: What's Cooking
Post by: Mason on November 27, 2012, 08:15:46 PM
 :o :o :o

Marvellous!
Wonderful!
Brilliant!

 :-* :-* :-*

That final picture is so inspiring that it has re-arranged my painting priorities....again.
 ;)

Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 11/27/12: What's Cooking
Post by: Thantsants on November 27, 2012, 09:34:33 PM
I'm surprised that they haven't taken root in the very fabric of your house yet!  8)
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 11/27/12: What's Cooking
Post by: aggro84 on November 28, 2012, 02:28:35 AM
Very cool Deafnala!  :-*
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 11/27/12: What's Cooking
Post by: DeafNala on November 28, 2012, 02:28:08 PM
Thanks for the VERY kind comments, Guys! You left me speechless...a rare state with moi. I got such a good response here & at Tom's Boring Mordheim Forum that I'll have to try to do more Group Shots in the future.

I'll also make an effort to keep my promise to The Tea House, Paul...hopefully. Thank you for your patience.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 11/27/12: What's Cooking
Post by: Engel on November 28, 2012, 02:31:47 PM
Soo... Any plan to decorate the christmas tree with those mushrooms this year ? :D
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 11/27/12: What's Cooking
Post by: white knight on November 28, 2012, 02:55:49 PM
This project is quite simply EPIC! I really love the bonkers creativity that goes into each piece and the bright colours that you use everywhere which make the whole thing look like we're looking at a cartoon world.  :-*
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 11/27/12: What's Cooking
Post by: DeafNala on November 28, 2012, 07:53:57 PM
Thanks for the positive/motivating feedback, Guys!

This project is quite simply EPIC! I really love the bonkers creativity that goes into each piece and the bright colours that you use everywhere which make the whole thing look like we're looking at a cartoon world.  :-*

This January sometime will mark 50 years of Miniature Madness for moi; AND, with the Mushrooms & Goblins & all, I've finally found my little niche in the greater Gaming/Modeling picture...I never was too swift on the uptake. SO I figure I'll devote the next 50 years to this project.

Soo... Any plan to decorate the christmas tree with those mushrooms this year ? :D

Probably...if my plan to sleep through the entire month, thus bypassing the Holidays, fails.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 11/30/12: Mycetozoan Gothic
Post by: DeafNala on November 30, 2012, 10:09:20 PM
The latest step in Mushroom Evolution brought to mind brought to mind an image of Grant Wood's American Gothic...my deepest apologies to Mr. Wood. For those unfamiliar with the paintiing:

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/71/Grant_DeVolson_Wood_-_American_Gothic.jpg/250px-Grant_DeVolson_Wood_-_American_Gothic.jpg)

AND the  Mushrooms:
W.I.P:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1209.jpg)
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1218.jpg)

Painted:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1241.jpg)
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1246.jpg)

How the Lads(?) will be based is still undecided, but in the meanwhile your kind commentary is once more solicited.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 11/30/12: Mycetozoan Gothic
Post by: phreedh on November 30, 2012, 10:29:16 PM
What is there to comment on? =D Great as always, Alan!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 11/30/12: Mycetozoan Gothic
Post by: smokezombie on November 30, 2012, 11:46:50 PM
Your an absolute loon DeafNala. Cracking work!

You have a really unique immagination and style of painting that I love. Keep it comming please.

I especially like the paint job on the ?good doctor.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 11/30/12: Mycetozoan Gothic
Post by: Thantsants on December 01, 2012, 08:51:14 AM
Ooh a fine art twist in the tale!

Very nice - what's next -

Munch's Scream? Botticelli's Venus?
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 11/30/12: Mycetozoan Gothic
Post by: DeafNala on December 01, 2012, 02:04:42 PM
Thanks for the kind comments & the astute observation on my  sanity or lack thereof...trust me being a Crazy Old Man is a lot more fun than merely being an Old Man.

Ooh a fine art twist in the tale!

Very nice - what's next -

Munch's Scream? Botticelli's Venus?

Well...may be Salvador Dali; I love his The Persistence of Memory:

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/d/dd/The_Persistence_of_Memory.jpg/300px-The_Persistence_of_Memory.jpg)

I'll bet I could do something with that that would send art critics screaming into the night.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 11/30/12: Mycetozoan Gothic
Post by: Thantsants on December 01, 2012, 03:27:32 PM
Hmm melting mushrooms...
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 11/30/12: Mycetozoan Gothic
Post by: Mason on December 01, 2012, 06:26:27 PM
More lovely work from the warped imagination of the Man from the Bay.
Simply wonder, Sir!

Hmm melting mushrooms...

Sauce, anyone...?

Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 11/30/12: Mycetozoan Gothic
Post by: DeafNala on December 01, 2012, 08:40:38 PM
Thanks, Paul...glad you like them!

Sauce, anyone...?

No thanks...I'm on the wagon.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 11/30/12: Mycetozoan Gothic
Post by: smokezombie on December 02, 2012, 12:01:49 AM
No thanks...I'm on the wagon.

Really DeafNala? You surprise me.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 11/30/12: Mycetozoan Gothic
Post by: Mason on December 02, 2012, 12:48:49 AM
Really DeafNala? You surprise me.

 lol lol lol


Must be something else giving him the inspiration...  ::)

Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 11/30/12: Mycetozoan Gothic
Post by: Thantsants on December 02, 2012, 09:49:49 AM
Mushrooms?  ;)
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 11/30/12: Mycetozoan Gothic
Post by: DeafNala on December 02, 2012, 12:33:20 PM
Mushrooms & funny little plants are plentiful in Texas...part of the Wild West Thing.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 11/30/12: Mycetozoan Gothic
Post by: twrchtrwyth on December 02, 2012, 04:34:47 PM
What a fantastic project. :o
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 11/30/12: Mycetozoan Gothic
Post by: DeafNala on December 03, 2012, 09:21:41 PM
Thanks, twrchtrwyth! Glad you like it. After a weekend of reality, I'm looking to escape...SO there will hopefully be some new stuff shortly...hopefully.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 11/30/12: Mycetozoan Gothic
Post by: Christian on December 03, 2012, 10:42:26 PM
Most excellent!! Those ships are beautiful!!!

This is a fantastic project, it's been such a pleasure to see it unravel...

This is the kind of stuff that gets me really excited about playing with toy soldiers... almost enough to run off home from work, lock my self away in the garage with some miniatures, my collection of junk and building materials, and see what happens.

Ah... one can dream...  ;)
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 11/30/12: Mycetozoan Gothic
Post by: DeafNala on December 03, 2012, 11:37:05 PM
Thanks MUCHO for the kind words, Christian...I'm delighted you like the stuff & took the time to say so! If  you can maintain your enthusiasm long enough, your dream will come true...I guarantee it.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 11/30/12: Mycetozoan Gothic
Post by: Damien on December 04, 2012, 03:57:00 AM
I am so glad this thread is still going! Mr. Nala, your sculpting is fantastic, your painting is superb and this project is very Dali (btw Nasty Nancy, Saucy Susan? awesome names for the ships).

I hope you keep this going

Damien
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 11/30/12: Mycetozoan Gothic
Post by: DeafNala on December 04, 2012, 01:21:24 PM
Thanks, Damien. It's good having you back...liking my stuff is a bonus.
While my sculpting attempts aren't award winning efforts, they are a lot of fun to do & paint. The Project is my last Big Thingy; I figure I'll try to keep  it going until they try to pry the brush from my cold, stiff fingers...I'm planning on coming back long enough to bite them.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 11/30/12: Mycetozoan Gothic
Post by: drakkol on December 20, 2012, 08:20:30 PM
Oh Al...you know how much I like your works... :-* Do you think we'll see soon our friend worm?  ;) :D
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 11/30/12: Mycetozoan Gothic
Post by: DeafNala on December 21, 2012, 05:47:59 PM
Thanks, Fabio...I appreciate your always positive feedback.

Do you think we'll see soon our friend worm?  ;) :D

Hopefully I'll be posting some photos by this Monday...among them will be W.I.P. pics of your Wormy Fellow on his Mushroom along with the Imperial Squig & Goblin Side Show Barker. I have them primed up in black & white to show off your MAGNIFICENT sculpting.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 12/22/12: drakkol's Wondroous W.I.P. Pieces
Post by: DeafNala on December 21, 2012, 10:55:33 PM
I've been fortunate in receiving a few of our own drakkol's WONDROUS Creations to paint up.

The first two are a group imagineered by Mordheimer & drakkol: "Meet the Real Emperor". It's supposed to be a Carnival Show piece. Those paying admission come to a tragic & rather messy end. I've been trying to figure out how I'm going to do this for quite a long time now...suggestions are welcome. Here are the pieces:

The Barker & The Emperor:
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1255.jpg)
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1256.jpg)

The Emperor:
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1258.jpg)
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1260.jpg)
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1261.jpg)

The Barker:
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1267.jpg)
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1268.jpg)

AND a cute/cool little Worm Guy on his shelf fungus:
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1270.jpg)
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1271.jpg)

Are they OH-SO-COOL or what?
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 12/22/12: drakkol's Wondrous W.I.P. Pieces
Post by: drakkol on December 22, 2012, 09:37:43 AM
You're always too kind when judging my works... :D
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 12/22/12: drakkol's Wondrous W.I.P. Pieces
Post by: Mason on December 22, 2012, 10:35:56 AM
They are indeed!

Very nicely done, drakkol.
Excellent work.
 8)

Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 12/23/12: Stoned Hedge Isle mostly done
Post by: DeafNala on December 23, 2012, 04:28:59 PM
Stoned Hedge Isle & Bar & Grill is, with the exception of some signs, finally done. As the largest (so far) of the Isles of Langerhans, it's shown here in an inordinate number or TRULY MEDIOCRE photos...being a shameless Old Man I won't apologize for the lack of quality:

The Long View:
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1296.jpg)
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1297.jpg)
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1280.jpg)

The Roots:
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1272.jpg)
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1274.jpg)
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1275.jpg)
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1276.jpg)
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1279.jpg)

Up Top:
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1285.jpg)
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1286.jpg)
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1287.jpg)
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1288.jpg)
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1290.jpg)
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1294.jpg)
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1295.jpg)

There now, that wasn't SO bad now...or was it?
Some Group Shots to follow...consider yourselves warned.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 12/23/12: Stoned Hedge Isle mostly done
Post by: Damien on December 23, 2012, 09:55:57 PM

Some Group Shots to follow...consider yourselves warned.

A group shot was exactly what I was going to ask for! I was imagining playing a game on a table filled with your marvellous creations.


Damien
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 12/23/12: Stoned Hedge Isle mostly done
Post by: DeafNala on December 24, 2012, 12:12:18 AM
Thanks, Damien! I'm rather hoping to get some games on the table myself.
I'll have the Group Shots up first thing tomorrow.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 12/23/12: Stoned Hedge Isle mostly done
Post by: rob_alderman on December 24, 2012, 12:53:29 AM
Lovely work matey, keep it coming!!!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 12/23/12: Stoned Hedge Isle mostly done
Post by: manic _miner on December 24, 2012, 04:35:26 AM
 It is always worth the wait to see what else you will come up with.Reminds me of Labrynth in a way.Will be great to see a table all set-up along with loads of miniatures too.Keep up the great work.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 12/23/12: Stoned Hedge Isle mostly done
Post by: Mason on December 24, 2012, 07:54:53 AM
Lovely work, Al!
 :-*

Those twisting, creepy vines add a really sinister element.
Nice touch.

Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 12/23/12: Stoned Hedge Isle mostly done
Post by: luidinuovo on December 24, 2012, 08:36:56 AM
Great work,like your stuff. :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 12/24/12: Stoned Hedge Isle Group Shots
Post by: DeafNala on December 24, 2012, 12:52:25 PM
Thanks MUCHO for all the kind comments...they are appreciated.

As threatened, here are a few Group Photos as things stand thus far.  The Plan is to have a ring of Petrified Tree Islets surrounding the Inner Circle Bar & Grill. All the Cays, Islets, Isle will have connecting walk ways/bridges...beneath which are helpful little Aquatic Creatures (like the Piranha Club) ready to lend the unfortunate accidental swimmer a helping hand/fin (& a set of teeth like you wouldn't believe).

SO here's the Isle Group:
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1300.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1301.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1302.jpg)

As always, your commentary, kind or otherwise, would be most welcome.

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/DSCN0420.jpg)

AND A MERRY CHRISTMAS, Y'ALL!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 12/24/12: Stoned Hedge Isle Group Shots
Post by: white knight on December 24, 2012, 01:08:08 PM
Wonderful stuff. I wish they were all mine!  :-* lol
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 12/24/12: Stoned Hedge Isle Group Shots
Post by: DeafNala on December 24, 2012, 01:30:10 PM
Thanks, W.K.! I really am delighted you like my Horrors.

Wonderful stuff. I wish they were all mine!  :-* lol

I do have a tendency to give my stuff away...SO one never knows do one?
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 12/24/12: Stoned Hedge Isle Group Shots
Post by: smokezombie on December 24, 2012, 01:42:00 PM
Outstanding DeafNala.  I love it.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 12/24/12: Stoned Hedge Isle Group Shots
Post by: Mason on December 24, 2012, 01:43:29 PM
 :o :o :o

Wonderful sauce!
Love it!
Love it!
Love it!

All of it!!!

 :-* :-* :-*

Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 12/24/12: Stoned Hedge Isle Group Shots
Post by: DeafNala on December 24, 2012, 01:58:16 PM
Thanks, Guys! You've brightened my day!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 12/24/12: Stoned Hedge Isle Group Shots
Post by: white knight on December 24, 2012, 02:19:43 PM
I do have a tendency to give my stuff away...SO one never knows do one?

 :o
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 12/24/12: Stoned Hedge Isle Group Shots
Post by: CyberAlien312 on December 24, 2012, 03:47:26 PM
Lovely!  :) I always like weird fantasy.
Merry christmas, by the way!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 12/24/12: Stoned Hedge Isle Group Shots
Post by: Mason on December 24, 2012, 03:50:48 PM
Thanks, W.K.! I really am delighted you like my Horrors.

I do have a tendency to give my stuff away...SO one never knows do one?

Now, now,chaps: Form an ORDERLY queue behind WK!

Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 12/24/12: Stoned Hedge Isle Group Shots
Post by: white knight on December 24, 2012, 04:40:22 PM
Thank god this isn't frothers!  :o
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 12/24/12: Stoned Hedge Isle Group Shots
Post by: Mason on December 24, 2012, 04:48:02 PM
Thank god this isn't frothers!  :o

 lol lol lol

Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 12/24/12: Stoned Hedge Isle Group Shots
Post by: DeafNala on December 24, 2012, 05:32:11 PM
Thanks for the kind words, Cyber...weird fantasy & other stuff is my thing!

AND thanks for the info on Frothers, Guys...sounds like a charming place to avoid.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 12/24/12: Stoned Hedge Isle Group Shots
Post by: The_Beast on December 24, 2012, 07:55:26 PM


Wonderful stuff. I wish they were all mine!  :-* lol
I do have a tendency to give my stuff away...SO one never knows do one?
Now, now,chaps: Form an ORDERLY queue behind WK!

Well, I WAS going to point out that it's much easier to give away from Texas to Nebraska than Belgium...  lol

Wouldn't do it justice, though. I have to admit, looking at the first pictures I had a 'wait, isn't Mordheim relatively small groups?!?' moment, but the cry of the fanatic gobbo fanatic put me to right. Then I jumped to the end, saw the Isle, and realized I wasn't 'right' yet.

Damn.

Doug
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 12/24/12: Stoned Hedge Isle Group Shots
Post by: Doomhippie on December 24, 2012, 08:00:08 PM
Wonderful setting. I really dig those vivid colors, the weirdness and yet very comfy atmosphere your photos convey.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 12/24/12: Stoned Hedge Isle Group Shots
Post by: DeafNala on December 24, 2012, 10:32:28 PM
Thanks for the kind commentary, T.B. & Doomhippie!
The adoption offers are most kind...it's good to know the Thingies would be welcome.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 12/24/12: Stoned Hedge Isle Group Shots
Post by: Damien on December 25, 2012, 12:25:56 AM
What a fantastic, imaginative mind you have; I love everything about these and all your other creations  :-*

Happy Holidays Mr. DeafNala
 Damien

Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 12/24/12: Stoned Hedge Isle Group Shots
Post by: DeafNala on December 25, 2012, 12:42:41 AM
Thanks, Damien!
Have a MERRY & HAPPY!
AND may the Jolly Old Fat Man come across BIG this year!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 12/26/12: Mushroom Man
Post by: DeafNala on December 25, 2012, 11:43:15 PM
Ferndock the Elven Ranger had his pointy ear pressed to the damp forest dirt. He could pick out heavy footsteps drawing closer & closer; &, out of the equally pointy ear that wasn't in the dirt, it sounded like someone was singing. Just before a foot stepped on his head, he heard it clearly: " Mushroom, Mushroom Man! I've got to be a Mushroom Man..."

SO I picked up a pack of Reaper's Mushroom Men (02679). This is the first of the Fungus Fellows, hot off the painting table:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1313.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1314.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1315.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1318.jpg)

I did rather a fancy base for M.M., which, doesn't show up in the photos...perhaps when I get M.M. the II done & photographed, it will show up in the Group shot...or not. That aside, your comments & critiques would be most welcome...mostly.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 12/26/12: Mushroom Man
Post by: Dr. The Viking on December 26, 2012, 07:58:44 AM
 Lovely as always.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 12/26/12: Mushroom Man
Post by: tomogui on December 26, 2012, 09:49:42 AM
Another explosion of colour from you DeafNala, but this time it's seasonal! Lovely stuff, fits perfectly with all the other colourful madness you have produced.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 12/26/12: Mushroom Man
Post by: DeafNala on December 26, 2012, 12:39:52 PM
Thank, Guys! Mushroom Man & his smaller comrade (Boy Fungus) just seemed right for my setting...that's my excuse for buying the minis.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 12/26/12: Mushroom Man 2 & Grooup Photo
Post by: DeafNala on December 26, 2012, 10:46:19 PM
While this may stain my reputation of being a slothful ne'er-do-well, an impression I've cultivated over the years, I finished the second of the Mushroom Men.

AND here's the proof:
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1320.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1321.jpg)

The Group Portrait:
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1322.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1324.jpg)

ONCE MORE your kind commentary is requested.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 12/26/12: Mushroom Man 2 & Group Photo
Post by: Mason on December 26, 2012, 10:52:50 PM
 :o :o :o

Busy trying to refocus my own eyes now!

Wonderful new additions in the Fungi Brothers and another peep at that Goblin band is always appreciated.

Great stuff, as always, DeafNala!

 :-* :-* :-*

Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 12/26/12: Mushroom Man 2 & Group Photo
Post by: DeafNala on December 26, 2012, 10:59:26 PM
Thanks, Mason! Your comments are always welcome & encouraging.
The Goblins appeared when I screwed up the retitling thingy. Everything should be back to normal...as normal as I ever get.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 12/26/12: Mushroom Man 2 & Group Photo
Post by: CyberAlien312 on December 27, 2012, 08:50:34 AM
Great paintjob! They look lovely. I also really like the bases!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 12/26/12: Mushroom Man 2 & Group Photo
Post by: DeafNala on December 27, 2012, 11:38:47 AM
Thanks for the positive feedback, Cyber!
I'm especially happy you like the bases. I have to share credit with the sculptor who created the minis for the paint jobs, BUT, since I make my own bases, I get full credit...the one & only time I feel greedy is good.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 12/26/12: Mushroom Man 2 & Group Photo
Post by: Damien on December 28, 2012, 04:11:11 AM
Love the fungi but that door way in the background looks amazing. I can't remember if you already showcased it before, did you sculpt is as well? I want to play with these toys.

Damien

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1313.jpg)
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 12/26/12: Mushroom Man 2 & Group Photo
Post by: DeafNala on December 28, 2012, 01:37:31 PM
Thanks Damien!
The Goblin Gate (looks more like a Vampire to moi) is part of the Goblin Torturer's Chamber & available from Scotia Grendel:

http://www.scotiagrendel.com/Products/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=2_41&products_id=2669&zenid=d94484fc47decfe3c0d809e9bb69c8fb

It appears in the background of a lot of my photos. I have a closeup somewhere that shows it off by itself...along with the Vampire Mouse.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 12/26/12: Mushroom Man 2 & Group Photo
Post by: Doomhippie on December 28, 2012, 01:42:52 PM
I know I'm repeating myself but these photos are really cute. In fact, it's a real joy to look at them. When I scroll through this thread I always end up chuckling and haing a good time. Thanks for that.  :)
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 12/26/12: Mushroom Man 2 & Group Photo
Post by: DeafNala on December 28, 2012, 02:17:48 PM
Thanks, D.H...I'm delighted you enjoy your strolls through the Spooky Woods. It was meant to be humorous; getting a laugh or two makes the effort more than worthwhile.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 12/29/12: A New Species Discovered
Post by: DeafNala on December 29, 2012, 01:55:18 PM
Yet another variety of Mushroom has been discovered in the Darkest recesses of the Isles of Langerhans. A strange  creature whose principle features an array of mouths & eyes. Dubbed the Madness Mushroom or the Creature of Continuous Cacophony; re, when two or more of the Creatures are found together, they begin to harmonize with each mouth singing a different song in a different key...for hours on end.

AND the evidence (W.I.P.):

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1326.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1327.jpg)

Your comments, critiques, suggestions, & offers of untold wealth would be greatly appreciated...especially the "untold wealth" part.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 12/29/12: A New Species Discovered
Post by: Mason on December 29, 2012, 02:23:52 PM
More craziness from the fertile imagination of the species known worldwide as the DeafNala!
Great work, Amigo, looking forward to the painting.
 :-* :-* :-*

Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 12/29/12: A New Species Discovered
Post by: DeafNala on December 29, 2012, 04:09:52 PM
Thanks for the kind words, Mason. I'm not sure where the idea came from; it could be from some Rackham or Wyrd thingy...or possibly having been dropped on my head too often as a child.

Radical pieces deserve equally radical paint jobs; SO brace yourself for the completed Beasties...might be detrimental to your eyesight.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 12/29/12: A New Species Discovered
Post by: smokezombie on December 29, 2012, 07:44:49 PM
Nice work on the reaper mushroom men, I've a hankering for them.

The new shrooms are cracking. Sentry shrooms.... Always watching.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 12/29/12: A New Species Discovered
Post by: DeafNala on December 29, 2012, 08:10:22 PM
Thanks, smokezombie! The Reaper Fungus Fellows were a pleasure to paint...I highly recommend them.

The Sentry idea is cool, maybe I'll stationing them around a Standing Stone or an impressive looking Tree Thingy. I'm also toying with the idea of giving them tentacles.
AND I have four more Mushroom Lads with arms & FANGS under construction...BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 12/30/12: The New Mushrooms on the Block
Post by: DeafNala on December 30, 2012, 07:26:14 PM
I may have reached new heights of pure silliness with these Mushroom Guys...years of Bugs Bunny have paid off.

The Individuals:
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1332.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1336.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1337.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1338.jpg)

AND the Group Portraits:
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1328.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1330.jpg)

Once more your kind commentary is requested.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 12/30/12: The New Mushrooms on the Block
Post by: marianas_gamer on December 30, 2012, 07:39:33 PM
Always a joy to see what is going on with your project, total originality and whimsy  :D
LB
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 12/30/12: The New Mushrooms on the Block
Post by: Mason on December 30, 2012, 07:55:04 PM
 lol lol lol

Brilliant!
Simply brilliant, my good man.
 :-*

Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 12/30/12: The New Mushrooms on the Block
Post by: CyberAlien312 on December 30, 2012, 08:04:07 PM
Lovely work! Those faces look completely bonkers... in a good way.  ;)
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 12/30/12: The New Mushrooms on the Block
Post by: DeafNala on December 30, 2012, 09:08:04 PM
Thanks MUCHO for all the kind comments, Guys. That's my dose of motivation.

When I had the Lads all primed, they looked like something out of a Jim Henson production...he's probably doing a spin.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 01/02/13: The Mycelian Seven
Post by: DeafNala on January 02, 2013, 11:45:44 AM
Getting carried away with things seem to be a character flaw or trait with moi. SO the Mushrooms Four are now The Mycelian Seven; I can almost hear One Eyed Jacks, the theme song from The Magnificent Seven, playing in the background...hearing things is another trait of mine. That aside, HERE THEY ARE:

I think the first Guy looks like he's playing the Air Guitar:
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1342.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1343.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1344.jpg)

AND the Group Shot:
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1346.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1349.jpg)

Start the New Year off right & leave a comment...or break an Old Man's heart & lurk.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 01/02/13: The Mycelian Seven
Post by: The_Beast on January 02, 2013, 01:58:31 PM
Oh. My.

*ahem* Will say I recognized the door; still have one in blister somewhere, though the bubble has separated from card. Pre-Scotia product...

Oh. My.

Doug
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 01/02/13: The Mycelian Seven
Post by: DeafNala on January 02, 2013, 02:34:15 PM
Thanks, Doug...I think.

I still have a Grendel Goblin's Gate in a blister also from when it was just "Grendel" & the Gate came separately from all the torture chamber stuff...I have those pieces also.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 01/02/13: The Mycelian Seven
Post by: Damien on January 03, 2013, 01:41:03 AM
Love the mushroom men! Now paint them up quick so we can ogle some more of your art.


Damien
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 01/02/13: The Mycelian Seven
Post by: DeafNala on January 03, 2013, 01:53:00 AM
Thanks, Damien.
I haven't decided whether to base the Seven up individually or to add them to one of the isles. Either way I can start painting them soon.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 01/02/13: The Mycelian Seven
Post by: Thantsants on January 03, 2013, 09:51:29 AM
Crikey, I'm a little dilettant in checking in here over the Christmas period and I miss a new species and the Mycelian Seven!

The cacophonous creatures are great fun and the seven magnificent.  8)
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 01/02/13: The Mycelian Seven
Post by: DeafNala on January 03, 2013, 01:36:38 PM
Thanks, Thantsants! I was counting on you chiming in when the opportunity presented itself...glad you like the stuff.
They certainly are a lot of fun to make; the reception they've been receiving adds to the fun element.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 01/08/13: The New Isle in the Swamp, WIP
Post by: DeafNala on January 08, 2013, 04:57:18 PM
YET ANOTHER Isle is under way. This one will sport some of the newly discovered Mushroom Mutations. It's name probably will be a corruption of Fraggle's Rock of T.V. fame...at least on this side of the Atlantic or Pacific if your out there. 

SO viewed from several directions & angles here it is:
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1351.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1354.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1355.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1357.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1359.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1360.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1361.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1362.jpg)

There you go...whatcha think?
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 01/08/13: The New Isle in the Swamp, WIP
Post by: CyberAlien312 on January 08, 2013, 05:05:15 PM
Fantastic work once again!  :) I love the absurdity of the whole thing... but the the island looks very realistic  at the same time!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 01/08/13: The New Isle in the Swamp, WIP
Post by: Za Zjurman on January 08, 2013, 05:26:21 PM
 :o Really really lovely. This whole thread puts a smile on my face. Such beautiful eye candy. Thank you Deafnala.

Regards,
Za
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 01/08/13: The New Isle in the Swamp, WIP
Post by: DeafNala on January 08, 2013, 09:16:58 PM
Thanks for the kind comments, Guys...that's my shot of motivation for the day.
Now that the Beasty is all primed, it's on to the finishing & details: i.e., the good stuff.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 01/08/13: The New Isle in the Swamp, WIP
Post by: Thantsants on January 08, 2013, 11:47:05 PM
Needs more Doozers  ;)

I remember watching Fraggle Rock as a kid - don't know why but I found the opening bit when the fraggles were chased by one of the Gorgs quite scary as a young'un  ::)

You have to do a talking rubbish heap too!

The big eye is very cool too.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 01/08/13: The New Isle in the Swamp, WIP
Post by: DeafNala on January 09, 2013, 12:19:23 AM
Thanks, Thantsants...more Doozers it is.

As I remember it my second son, Phil, really got into the whole Fraggle thing & eldest son, Chris, was freaked. Of course, Chris was & is freaked by clowns too.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 01/08/13: The New Isle in the Swamp, WIP
Post by: Thantsants on January 09, 2013, 12:55:19 AM
Excellent!

Clowns - not my favourite thing either.

Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 01/08/13: The New Isle in the Swamp, WIP
Post by: Timbor on January 09, 2013, 01:06:09 AM
Nice little island!  The bright colours contrast nicely with the gray from the rock.  Always fun to read your updates.   :D
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 01/08/13: The New Isle in the Swamp, WIP
Post by: Damien on January 09, 2013, 01:48:41 AM
The colours are so vibrant and the face... its shocking and amazing. Jesus these sculpts are so original, I love them all!


Cheers,
 Damien
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 01/08/13: The New Isle in the Swamp, WIP
Post by: DeafNala on January 09, 2013, 02:00:37 AM
Thank again, Thantsants. There is something really disturbing, creepy, & downright evil about clowns.

Thanks, Timbor.
Only the top piece is finished; the rest is just primed: white drybrush over black base coat; it's nice to know my prime is good enough to pass for finished...thanks again.

Thanks Damien...glad you like it.
I have a dreadful feeling that I'm going to get carried away with this one. The first group of Mutant Mushrooms + two are slated for inclusion & some more candles & a couple of leering faces coming out of the rocks...being easily enthused has it's drawbacks.                                                                                                                            
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 01/08/13: The New Isle in the Swamp, WIP
Post by: rob_alderman on January 10, 2013, 12:41:18 PM
Mate, I think these folks have been taking whatever you are on!
http://sciborminiatures.com/en_,shop.php?art=1484 (http://sciborminiatures.com/en_,shop.php?art=1484)
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 01/08/13: The New Isle in the Swamp, WIP
Post by: DeafNala on January 10, 2013, 03:26:33 PM
There is a definite certain similarity there...it's a job for the I.P. Police, Gestapo, or other such heavy handed Thugs.

Actually they'd be hard pressed to duplicate my mental state. It involves being a Child of the '60s & having various strange chemical concoctions permanently bonded with the outer cortex of what passes for my brain...OH WOW! THE COLORS, Man!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 01/08/13: The New Isle in the Swamp, WIP
Post by: Mason on January 10, 2013, 11:14:24 PM
Many apogies, my good man, but I appear to have been a little lax of late and have only just noticed that I have not commented on your latest wondrous creation...
 :'(

And wondrous it certainly is!
 :-*

(Whilst being slightly disturbing at the same time).
I will never think of Fraggle Rock in the same way again.
 :o

That eye is still looking at me, I tell ya!
 >:D

Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 01/08/13: The New Isle in the Swamp, WIP
Post by: DeafNala on January 10, 2013, 11:26:38 PM
Thanks for the commentary, Amigo..to be truthful I wouldn't stay up after midnight to leave comments.

I know what you mean about The Eye; in person, it seems to follow my movements around the room....(in a Peter Lorre voice) "I tell you it's driving me sane...SANE I say!"
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 01/15/13: Frag's Sacred Rock...
Post by: DeafNala on January 15, 2013, 02:56:38 PM
Well I'm having issues with my Photo Bucket again, but thank God for Google.
Here's Frag's Sacred Rock Bar & Grill almost completed...just need some signs/posters & the surrounding reeds.

The Long View:
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-xWk7Cr9Czm0/UPVnYQ_nWtI/AAAAAAAAAX4/L8QBy5APkBY/s646/DSCN1363.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-KSVSQEMVHjk/UPVncf6kqiI/AAAAAAAAAYA/GutoRZD8lI4/s646/DSCN1364.JPG)

Close Ups:
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-PahTrbXm5-k/UPVnimQs5iI/AAAAAAAAAYI/HQzODnlqaNY/s646/DSCN1368.JPG)
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-cNBK4YzIsEI/UPVnn63ArDI/AAAAAAAAAYQ/N5JQ58r3NeQ/s646/DSCN1369.JPG)
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-BDY70v1M3rw/UPVnrnDBHAI/AAAAAAAAAYY/SA7a9ZAacBw/s646/DSCN1370.JPG)
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-_qp1BtzE7mI/UPVnxTrsimI/AAAAAAAAAYg/UUYULNJboDA/s646/DSCN1371.JPG)
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-lNaJt8QpjBs/UPVn2g-3whI/AAAAAAAAAYo/1EZ5CE-yiFM/s646/DSCN1372.JPG)
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-x3UfD4muLV8/UPVn9KfBM8I/AAAAAAAAAYw/589Ri8maMTY/s646/DSCN1375.JPG)
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-OnQYBd3z54I/UPVoBjCR5cI/AAAAAAAAAY4/2T0zVmxZ7XA/s646/DSCN1376.JPG)

There you go...that was like pulling teeth.
Your kind commentary would be appreciated.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 01/15/13: Frag's Sacred Rock...
Post by: CyberAlien312 on January 15, 2013, 03:21:12 PM
That's some really nice work! I love all the detail you put into it such as the mushrooms. Great paintwork too. I love this thread!  :)
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 01/15/13: Frag's Sacred Rock...
Post by: Za Zjurman on January 15, 2013, 05:45:46 PM
Stunning  :-* I just love the shape and colors of your creations and they just make me smile over and over again.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 01/15/13: Frag's Sacred Rock...
Post by: DeafNala on January 15, 2013, 08:44:25 PM
Thanks for the positive feedback, Guys...it's my main motivation factor. I'm delighted you're getting a chuckle out of my stuff; that is my aim.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 01/15/13: Frag's Sacred Rock...
Post by: Mason on January 15, 2013, 08:59:55 PM
Stunning  :-* I just love the shape and colors of your creations and they just make me smile over and over again.

^^^
This sums it up pretty well, sir.
I always look forward to an update.
Long may it continue!
 :-* :-*

Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 01/15/13: Frag's Sacred Rock...
Post by: DeafNala on January 15, 2013, 09:07:29 PM
Thanks, Amigo! I do intend to keep at this thing as long I haven't logged into the Obituary page...I check in the morning...right after the first cup of coffee...usually.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 01/15/13: Frag's Sacred Rock...
Post by: blackstone on January 15, 2013, 09:26:46 PM
Is there to be a wide angle group shot of everything thus far? Has there been a wonderful game with gaming goodness!!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 01/15/13: Frag's Sacred Rock...
Post by: Thantsants on January 15, 2013, 10:57:24 PM
Is it normal to get lots of high pitched giggling and squeaky voices in your head looking at this stuff or is it just me?  ;D

(Dream) Quality stuff as always  8)

What's on the menu - stuffed shrooms and Fraggle burgers?
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 01/15/13: Frag's Sacred Rock...
Post by: DeafNala on January 15, 2013, 11:08:31 PM
Thanks MUCHO for the positive feedback, Guys!

Is there to be a wide angle group shot of everything thus far? Has there been a wonderful game with gaming goodness!!

I have a couple of Group Shots on preceding pages, but I'll try to get a new one up by the weekend...hopefully.
No games...yet. There is, however, hope...maybe.

Is it normal to get lots of high pitched giggling and squeaky voices in your head looking at this stuff or is it just me?  ;D

(Dream) Quality stuff as always  8)

What's on the menu - stuffed shrooms and Fraggle burgers?

I get that too plus some a cappella singing...mostly '50s doo op stuff.
The Menu is a GREAT IDEA. I could make a poster to stick on the wall & maybe a "Today's Special" sign.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 01/16/13: A Present For drakkol.
Post by: DeafNala on January 16, 2013, 05:48:28 PM
A couple of weeks before Christmas I got off a little surprise package for drakkol. WELL it JUST got there. SO now I can inflict the photos on you all:

Cupid making a major landing error:
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1251.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1247.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1249.jpg)

As always your comments & critiques would be most welcome...mostly.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 01/16/13: A Present For drakkol.
Post by: Mason on January 16, 2013, 05:55:21 PM
That is a wonderful and thoughtful present, DeafNala.
drakkol is a lucky boy!
 :-*

Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 01/16/13: A Present For drakkol.
Post by: Za Zjurman on January 16, 2013, 05:58:31 PM
That is a wonderful and thoughtful present, DeafNala.
drakkol is a lucky boy!
 :-*

Indeed Drakkol is a very lucky boy. Just Wonderful DeafNala
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 01/16/13: A Present For drakkol.
Post by: DeafNala on January 16, 2013, 07:16:59 PM
Thanks, Guys; glad you like it. Considering the cool pieces that I've received from drakkol, I think I'm the lucky one.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 01/16/13: A Present For drakkol.
Post by: CyberAlien312 on January 16, 2013, 07:45:27 PM
Haha! That's a great piece. Do you actually have a terrain board to put all of your creations on?
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 01/16/13: A Present For drakkol.
Post by: DeafNala on January 16, 2013, 08:03:54 PM
Thanks for the kind words, Cyber.
I was going to direct you to a page earlier in this thread, but I see there are a lot of missing photos from my (stupid) reorganization. Here's a shot of our yet-to-be-used hexagonal gaming table:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/IMG_2598.jpg)

With a better view of the "water":

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/IMG_2593.jpg)
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 01/16/13: A Present For drakkol.
Post by: Thantsants on January 18, 2013, 12:05:19 AM
Stupid cupid!   lol

Nice work - always wondered what those chaps' diet consisted of...
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 01/16/13: A Present For drakkol.
Post by: DeafNala on January 18, 2013, 01:31:47 AM
Thanks, Thantsants...I'm glad you checked in.

Stupid cupid!   lol

Nice work - always wondered what those chaps' diet consisted of...

I've actually given some thought to the predatory nature of the Mushroom Guys. You will notice that their spiral stems look somewhat like springs...think of a Jack In The Box with fangs.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 01/16/13: A Present For drakkol.
Post by: CyberAlien312 on January 18, 2013, 07:17:45 AM
Nice! I love the water, and the trees look good too.  :)
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 01/16/13: A Present For drakkol.
Post by: Thantsants on January 19, 2013, 08:13:18 AM
Quote
You will notice that their spiral stems look somewhat like springs...think of a Jack In The Box with fangs.

Now you mention it - yikes!  :o
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 01/16/13: A Present For drakkol.
Post by: DeafNala on January 19, 2013, 01:13:00 PM
Now you mention it - yikes!  :o

If my skills with Green Stuff improve, I'm going to attempt to do one of the Fungus Fellows in full pounce/leap mode...just got to figure how I can go about it.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 01/16/13: A Present For drakkol.
Post by: smokezombie on January 19, 2013, 04:48:43 PM
A hexagonal gaming table...awe some!!
If it were anyone else I would ask why it was hexagonal. As its you DeafNala I should probably ask why it's only hexagonal.

Fantastic as always fella.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 01/16/13: A Present For drakkol.
Post by: DeafNala on January 19, 2013, 07:54:17 PM
Nice! I love the water, and the trees look good too.  :)

Sorry I didn't thank you for your comment earlier. The water was a serendipitous accident, but it does look nice. The trees have since receive a lighter green dry brush & look much better for it.

A hexagonal gaming table...awe some!!
If it were anyone else I would ask why it was hexagonal. As its you DeafNala I should probably ask why it's only hexagonal.

Fantastic as always fella.

Thanks, smokezombie!
The table design was Capt. John's brain child. The idea being to have a table specifically for Geo Hex Terrain Tiles. As the ground is built up the lowest area is the water. You can see a stack of tiles in the background as well as the ones on which the trees are standing.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 01/16/13: A Present For drakkol.
Post by: Blackwolf on January 19, 2013, 08:13:30 PM
I love this thread,it's a story all on it's own; one goes ever deeper into a dreamscape,shall I turn back? Nah,let's see what's beyond the next rise...
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 01/16/13: A Present For drakkol.
Post by: Mason on January 19, 2013, 08:17:05 PM
.....let's see what's beyond the next rise...

More madness, I tell ya.
Thats what.
 ;)

Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 01/16/13: A Present For drakkol.
Post by: DeafNala on January 19, 2013, 09:07:33 PM
Thanks for the kind comments, Guys! I will endeavor to live up to the accolades...at least until they take me away.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 01/16/13: A Present For drakkol.
Post by: Thantsants on January 20, 2013, 09:39:32 AM
Quote
at least until they take me away.

I think you're already there fella!

As for the flying fungi - could you use thin wire, possibly disguised with rushes or long grass, to support them in the air?

Either that or have them making contact midleap with their victim!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 01/16/13: A Present For drakkol.
Post by: DowVooVoo on January 20, 2013, 01:35:21 PM
 :o AGAIN! dude! WOW!!!!! I just LOVE it all. Of coarse I've started to sculpt the lil shrooms for my table. Not as good by far . Now I want more!!! Get to work 24-7 on that right? I just LOVE it all!! :o :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 01/16/13: A Present For drakkol.
Post by: DeafNala on January 20, 2013, 03:11:51 PM
Thanks for the positive feedback, Guys!

As for the flying fungi - could you use thin wire, possibly disguised with rushes or long grass, to support them in the air?

Either that or have them making contact midleap with their victim!

I like the ideas/suggestions. Of course, the bloody conclusion of the leap will totally blow any idea that the Mushroom Guys are cute...I like that.

:o AGAIN! dude! WOW!!!!! I just LOVE it all. Of coarse I've started to sculpt the lil shrooms for my table. Not as good by far . Now I want more!!! Get to work 24-7 on that right? I just LOVE it all!! :o :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*

I'm delighted you like the Fungus Fellows. If I can do them you should have no problems with the Lads...probably. If you need any advice let me know.

AND speaking of really bad photos...here's an old Ral Partha Silver & Steel mini I finished. Painting Chicks is never a problem, but pics of them are invariably make them look like the Bride of Frankenstein. The lighting on most of the pics made the Babe look like a raccoon, but I thought I'd inflict them on you anyway:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Rogues%20Gallery/DSCN1402.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Rogues%20Gallery/DSCN1396.jpg)

She's actually a pretty cute Chick...really.
Comment if you're up to it. 
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 01/16/13: A Present For drakkol.
Post by: Damien on January 21, 2013, 01:53:19 AM
As I mentioned in my thread, I went away for a week and look what you have gone and done! Tons of fun, artistic and weird shenanigans; all of them fantastic! Everything is up to your usual amazing standards and the chick is pretty cute too.

You have done it again maestro of the goblin and mushroom,

Damien
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 01/21/13: Little Red in the Hood.
Post by: DeafNala on January 21, 2013, 12:45:40 PM
Thanks for the kind commentary, Damien!

In a rare moment of cooperation (& a shift in the lighting), The Camera from Hell! has yielded up a few somewhat better photos of Little Red. SO here she is:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Rogues%20Gallery/DSCN1408.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Rogues%20Gallery/DSCN1410.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Rogues%20Gallery/DSCN1411.jpg)

I hope you have a more favorable impression of The Babe from these new pics. If so, please leave a comment or critique.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 01/21/13: Little Red in the Hood.
Post by: Mo! on January 21, 2013, 05:08:57 PM
Lovely stuff Deaf!! I love how you cooked up your own little world and really stick (and add) to it!!! You're such an inspiration!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 01/21/13: Little Red in the Hood.
Post by: DeafNala on January 21, 2013, 06:09:55 PM
Thanks MUCHO for the kind words, Mo!! It's good to know I'm providing inspiration...other than gag reactions that is.
The Project is proving to be SO much fun that new ideas for it are constantly popping up; keeping up with the flow is a challenge at times. Thus the motivating feedback I received is a definite plus.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 01/21/13: Little Red in the Hood.
Post by: Thantsants on January 21, 2013, 07:41:20 PM
That's quite a steely gaze old Red's got there!

Looks familiar...

... did I mention earlier the wife is a red-headed gal?  ;)
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 01/21/13: Little Red in the Hood.
Post by: DeafNala on January 21, 2013, 08:28:49 PM
That's quite a steely gaze old Red's got there!

Looks familiar...

Thanks, Thantsants! She's a Ral Partha Silver & Steel(y) Babe. The Girl definitely has a determined expression to her...probably been a Bride's Maid once too often.

... did I mention earlier the wife is a red-headed gal?  ;)

Now that you mention it: No, not that I can recall. Did I mention I have a particular fondness for red headed Lasses?
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 01/21/13: Little Red in the Hood.
Post by: aggro84 on January 21, 2013, 09:57:59 PM
Lots of lovely updates DeafNala.   :D
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 01/21/13: Little Red in the Hood.
Post by: DeafNala on January 21, 2013, 10:26:21 PM
Thanks, aggro...glad you like the stuff!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 01/21/13: Little Red in the Hood.
Post by: Faust23 on January 22, 2013, 12:08:15 AM
I dig it!  Especially the green eyes on those creepy dudes.  They really haunt me!

Keep it up!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 01/21/13: Little Red in the Hood.
Post by: DeafNala on January 22, 2013, 11:57:21 AM
Thanks, Faust. There is something about the eyes that is disturbing...a couple of other Guys have mentioned it. Viewing the Thingies right before bedtime is not advisable.
Hopefully there will be lots of new things popping up over the year.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 01/21/13: Little Red in the Hood.
Post by: Doomhippie on January 22, 2013, 01:12:24 PM
Looking at the lady here I wouldn't want to be the poor lone wolf meeting her in the dark forrest... :D

Wonderful thread - I'm not getting tired of repeating myself. This is so far beyond the normal fantasy setting it's really special. I enjoy every moment of watching it.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 01/21/13: Little Red in the Hood.
Post by: CyberAlien312 on January 22, 2013, 01:23:20 PM
Nice, I like the bright colours. She looks pretty murderous though...
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 01/21/13: Little Red in the Hood.
Post by: DeafNala on January 22, 2013, 01:49:06 PM
Thanks for the compliments, Guys...they're my dose of motivation for the day.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 01/21/13: Little Red in the Hood.
Post by: Thantsants on January 22, 2013, 09:56:19 PM
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Now that you mention it: No, not that I can recall. Did I mention I have a particular fondness for red headed Lasses?

Well that makes two of us. I think its the sado-masochist in me - what's your excuse?  ;)
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 01/21/13: Little Red in the Hood.
Post by: DeafNala on January 22, 2013, 10:28:47 PM
Well that makes two of us. I think its the sado-masochist in me - what's your excuse?  ;)

In the presence of a Red Head, I would say it was an appreciation for the finer things in life...otherwise its a toss up between imminent senility & congenital idiocy.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 01/21/13: Little Red in the Hood.
Post by: Mason on January 23, 2013, 08:40:20 AM
Great stuff, Al!
 :-*


(Although to be honest, she scares me more than a little.... ::))
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 01/21/13: Little Red in the Hood.
Post by: DeafNala on January 23, 2013, 12:00:51 PM
Thanks, Paul! She does look like a Girl who can handle herself...& that sword she's waving around.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 01/21/13: Little Red in the Hood.
Post by: Theatralic on January 27, 2013, 12:53:03 AM
Great stuff, Al!
 :-*


(Although to be honest, she scares me more than a little.... ::))

I feel like that everytime I look at those Heads, those exes follow you and hunt you in your dreams :D.

Great as allways Sir!  :)
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 01/21/13: Little Red in the Hood.
Post by: DeafNala on January 27, 2013, 12:42:25 PM
Thanks, Theatralic! I'm finishing up the last of the Malignant Seven, & a bit of motivation is appreciated.

I feel like that everytime I look at those Heads, those eyes follow you and hunt you in your dreams :D.

It's not just in the photos; as I wander around the room the Little Buggers always seem to be staring at me...I tell you its driving me sane! There now that I've gotten that out of my system, for all the silliness in my stuff there is a certain surrealistic quality to it all that is actually quite disturbing. I've had a couple of people mention having nightmares about the Mushrooms & Trees. Since I'm going for Spooky, this is a plus.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 01/27/13: The Malignant Seven Ride Again!
Post by: DeafNala on January 27, 2013, 03:10:03 PM
The Mushroom Gang is all painted up & awaiting basing.
SO here they are in their present state:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1415.jpg)

AND encountered on the Moonlit Moors:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1418.jpg)

Further photos will be inflicted on you once I've got the Guys all based up. In the interim, your kind commentary is requested.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 01/27/13: The Malignant Seven Ride Again!
Post by: Thantsants on January 27, 2013, 03:36:28 PM
Up to your usual high(ly insane) standards!

I wonder what the collective noun for a group of mushrooms is - bunch, profusion, or in this lots' case with their predatory grins - a pack...
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 01/27/13: The Malignant Seven Ride Again!
Post by: CyberAlien312 on January 27, 2013, 04:48:49 PM
Great job DeafNala! They look great... Mad, but great!  :)
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 01/27/13: The Malignant Seven Ride Again!
Post by: Andrew May on January 27, 2013, 06:41:45 PM
Perfect!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 01/27/13: The Malignant Seven Ride Again!
Post by: Mason on January 27, 2013, 07:11:11 PM
Lovely!
 :-*

If such evil, beady-eyed gits could be called such!
 ;)

Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 01/27/13: The Malignant Seven Ride Again!
Post by: DeafNala on January 27, 2013, 08:49:29 PM
Thanks for the very kind & positive feedback, Guys. I'm delighted you like them & took the time to say so.

The winning smiles cum predatory grins are to lull the uninformed, aka lunch, into a false sense of security...I suppose. As such "Pack" does sound like an appropriate group description; individually they may form a new mushroom classification: raptorooms...has a nice ring to it, eh?.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 01/27/13: The Malignant Seven Ride Again!
Post by: Theatralic on January 27, 2013, 08:55:06 PM
Love Raptorooms :D, love and loathe them :D. We should put your stuff in a story-/ picture book  lol
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 01/27/13: The Malignant Seven Ride Again!
Post by: DeafNala on January 27, 2013, 09:23:03 PM
Thanks, Theatralic!
I like the story idea...Grime's Scary Tales.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 01/27/13: The Malignant Seven Ride Again!
Post by: FramFramson on January 28, 2013, 04:00:27 AM
Up to your usual high(ly insane) standards!

I wonder what the collective noun for a group of mushrooms is - bunch, profusion, or in this lots' case with their predatory grins - a pack...

A ring!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 01/27/13: The Malignant Seven Ride Again!
Post by: Suber on January 28, 2013, 09:37:23 AM
They look absolutely scary! I think I have to give a good look to all this thread, what a fine job you have done here!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 01/27/13: The Malignant Seven Ride Again!
Post by: pocoloco on January 28, 2013, 11:23:12 AM
Love Raptorooms :D, love and loathe them :D. We should put your stuff in a story-/ picture book  lol

Good idea on the picture book, lots of great images... so when do we get to read (see) a story? :)

Will have to peruse whole blog now... good way to spend otherwise very uneventful work day ;)
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 01/27/13: The Malignant Seven Ride Again!
Post by: DeafNala on January 28, 2013, 12:46:55 PM
Thanks for the kind words, Guys! They are appreciated!

@Fram: "Ring" sounds good...I could do up an especially large & nasty Mushroom, give him a crown, & call him Lord of the Rings...or Fred...one or other other.

@Suber & pocoloco: there are quite a few missing photos after the Goblin pics. Most can be seen here, although without the banter:

http://s762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 01/27/13: The Malignant Seven Ride Again!
Post by: pocoloco on January 28, 2013, 01:57:23 PM
Most excellent to hear that pics are available in PB as quite a numbet of them were broken links. Will check them once I get home. Loving the mushrooms most and the Bumpkinhead gang is close second.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 01/28/13: The Links Are Restored...OH BABY!
Post by: DeafNala on January 28, 2013, 02:26:52 PM
In a bout of BLOODY MINDED OBSTINACY, I went back & restores ALL the links that I screwed up...Old Man dances around the room. OH BABY!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 01/28/13: The Links Are Restored...OH BABY!
Post by: Mason on January 28, 2013, 05:25:31 PM
Well done, sir.
The project certainly deserves the it.
There should be much rejoicing at your efforts.
 :D

Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 01/28/13: The Links Are Restored...OH BABY!
Post by: DeafNala on January 28, 2013, 05:36:30 PM
Thanks, Paul.
It really bugged me that all those photos had disappeared. Mr.Dee had mentioned that he was going to have to fix the links in his I.G. Thread...that got me thinking about how to fix my own mess. I just did a copy & paste of the new address & added it to all those screwed up photos leaving the photo i.d. #. It took awhile, but you Guys are worth it...more or less.
Unfortunately I had to do the same thing on two other Forums to get everyone up to speed. My school years of part time, mind numbing, factory work paid off...in a PhotoBucket migraine.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 01/28/13: The Links Are Restored...OH BABY!
Post by: Thantsants on January 28, 2013, 07:33:22 PM
Oh frabjous day!

Callooh! Callay!

I'll have to go back and read it all again  :D

Oh and good choice of name for the Malignant Seven  ;)
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 01/28/13: The Links Are Restored...OH BABY!
Post by: DeafNala on January 28, 2013, 08:01:38 PM
Thanks, Thantsants! Having someone browsing through all that stuff does make the fix seem worthwhile...except for the headache.

Glad you like the name. There are a couple in there that remind me of Steve McQueen & Yul Brynner...vaguely.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 01/28/13: The Links Are Restored...OH BABY!
Post by: FramFramson on January 30, 2013, 03:57:48 AM
Hey DeafNala! I found something new for you to (potentially) spend money on (http://sciborminiatures.com/en_,shop.php?art=1484#i/2013/big/forest_basing_kit_01.jpg).  ;D
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 01/28/13: The Links Are Restored...OH BABY!
Post by: DeafNala on January 30, 2013, 11:36:53 AM
Thanks, Fram; those are Oh-So-Cool pieces...definitely something to consider. I'll have to check if the War Store or C.M.o.N. stock them. Of course, simply stealing the ideas is an option...I have some similar Tree Guys already done up.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 01/31/13: Yet More W.I.P. Mushrooms
Post by: DeafNala on January 31, 2013, 02:39:25 PM
The latest Group are various types of a new sub-species, named for the long clown like fringe/collar under their caps: The Clara Bella Mushrooms. First up are an experiment in capturing the Lads in mid leap:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1430.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1429.jpg)

Some Cyclops Clara Bellae; the astute observer will not that the center Fellow shows the "smoking gun" aspect: i.e, a noticeable distending of the stem & a protruding hand of his lunch:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1426.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1425.jpg)

As always, your kind commentary is requested...kind of.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 01/31/13: Yet More W.I.P. Mushrooms
Post by: Za Zjurman on January 31, 2013, 03:38:22 PM
Wonderful just wonderful. Leaping mushrooms, you, my dear sir, are barking mad lol (and I mean this in a good way of course ;)). Can't wait to see them painted.

Regards,
Za
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 01/31/13: Yet More W.I.P. Mushrooms
Post by: CyberAlien312 on January 31, 2013, 04:03:09 PM
I really enjoy watching your creative creations (creative creations? That sounds odd...). Great work once more!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 01/31/13: Yet More W.I.P. Mushrooms
Post by: DeafNala on January 31, 2013, 06:05:09 PM
Thanks for the replies, Guys! It's nice to know you like the stuff!

@Za: it's long been my ambition to become a Crazy Old Man; it's good to know I've succeeded.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 01/31/13: Yet More W.I.P. Mushrooms
Post by: pocoloco on February 01, 2013, 10:41:17 AM
More lovely mushrooms  :-* The cyclops trio are especially great... have any of the mushroom been used in a game?
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 01/31/13: Yet More W.I.P. Mushrooms
Post by: Mason on February 01, 2013, 10:45:02 AM
Great stuff, Amigo!
 :-*

A veritable menagerie of species is appearing in the Texas area, it seems.
 ;)
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 01/31/13: Yet More W.I.P. Mushrooms
Post by: smokezombie on February 01, 2013, 12:52:56 PM
Have you kept count of how mank shrooms you have sculpted so far Deaf? Including the ones that have escaped your clutches...
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 02/01/13: Cyclopsic ClaraBella Mushrooms Com
Post by: DeafNala on February 01, 2013, 02:03:26 PM
Thanks MUCHO for taking the time to offer your kind commentary!

... have any of the mushroom been used in a game?

Not yet, but where there's life there's hope...I just can't remember where I left my life.

A veritable menagerie of species is appearing in the Texas area, it seems.
 ;)

They're taking over the entire house & some of our neighbors are missing.

Have you kept count of how mank shrooms you have sculpted so far Deaf? Including the ones that have escaped your clutches...

I haven't the faintest idea...I have 63 or so to be mounted & a large closet full & well you get the idea.

AND...
For those younger members of the Forum or those not familiar with OLD American T.V. shows, Clara Bell was a clown on the Howdy Dowdy Show...a mind rotting childrens' show of the '50s. SO here are the Clara Bella Boys with some paint...awaiting basing.

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1445.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1444.jpg)

Hope you like my little update & comment if you do!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 02/01/13: Cyclopsic ClaraBella Mushrooms Com
Post by: Mason on February 01, 2013, 02:08:15 PM
Hope you like my little update & comment if you do!

Certainly do, mate.
Wonderful stuff!
 :-*

I must be one of the YOUNGER members then...(WOOO-HOOOO!), cos I had no idea of who Clara Bell was. Or it could be that I just live several thousand miles away and that show was never aired here.
I prefer younger... ::)

Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 02/01/13: Cyclopsic ClaraBella Mushrooms Com
Post by: DeafNala on February 01, 2013, 02:27:48 PM
Younger is a definite possibility. Being spared the Howdy Doody Show is a blessing. At any rate here's what you were or weren't missing:

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/9c/Clarabell_the_Clown_Howdy_Doody.JPG)

Pretty scary, eh?
I think (rarely) the next thing up will be some connecting walkways & bridges...maybe a resident Troll under one of the latter.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 02/01/13: Cyclopsic ClaraBella Mushrooms Com
Post by: Dr. The Viking on February 01, 2013, 06:09:14 PM
I feel like singing!

Cyclops you, yeah yeah yeah!
Cyclops you, yeah yeah yeah!

Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 02/01/13: Cyclopsic ClaraBella Mushrooms Com
Post by: DeafNala on February 01, 2013, 08:50:57 PM
Thanks, Doc! Having the Lads inspire some singing is a definitely a positive thing!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 02/01/13: Cyclopsic ClaraBella Mushrooms Com
Post by: pocoloco on February 02, 2013, 04:13:29 PM
Very nice pj on the Clara Bella Boys, Deafnala, them are full of win, as they say.

Back in my childhood in Finland we had Herman the Clown, Pelle-Hermanni in Finnish

(http://i1083.photobucket.com/albums/j384/pocolocopocoloco/pellehermanni_zpsfd3daac2.jpg)
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 02/01/13: Cyclopsic ClaraBella Mushrooms Com
Post by: white knight on February 02, 2013, 06:14:20 PM
And we had this Dutch (Netherlands) duo:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDEMilJKdgA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDEMilJKdgA)
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 02/01/13: Cyclopsic ClaraBella Mushrooms Com
Post by: DeafNala on February 02, 2013, 07:13:10 PM
Actually the idea for the Clarabella Mushrooms came from a variety of edible (& quite tasty) mushrooms called bella. The Clarabella renaming just camke unwonted to sick mind.

It's good to see their are still T.V. clowns to inure the children to Life traumatic experiences. Thanks for the Clown photos, Guys...in addition to being cool, they'll give me ideas for the Travelling Circus of Horror that will be roaming the Spooky Woods...sometime.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 02/01/13: Cyclopsic ClaraBella Mushrooms Com
Post by: Thantsants on February 02, 2013, 07:42:36 PM
The leapers look great - suitably manic!

Nice detail with the remains of lunch being evident with one of the cycloptic guys  lol
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 02/01/13: Cyclopsic ClaraBella Mushrooms Com
Post by: Dr. The Viking on February 02, 2013, 07:47:03 PM
Cyclops you, yeah, yeah, yeah
Cyclops you, yeah, yeah, yeah
Cyclops you, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

You think you lost your clop,
Well, I saw it yesterday.
It's you it's thinking of
And it told me what to say.

Cyclopsy loves you
And you know that can't be bad.
Yes, Cyclops you
And you know you should be glad.



Oh well I think the one with the hand coming out of the mouth is especially brilliant. It almost says 'burp' to me.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 02/01/13: Cyclopsic ClaraBella Mushrooms Com
Post by: DeafNala on February 02, 2013, 08:43:17 PM
Thanks MUCHO for the replies & song, Guys!
I'm going to base the more predatory looking Mushrooms on 30 or 40 mm bases to allow them to roam around...that got me thinking of "I Get Around" by the Beach Boys:

Round, round; I get around.
By leaps & bounds,
I get around!

That aside, I also imagine the Munching Mushroom coming up with a hardy belch...among other things.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 02/01/13: Cyclopsic ClaraBella Mushrooms Com
Post by: Damien on February 02, 2013, 08:57:24 PM
That middle Clara Bella Boy is eating someone!  lol

Great stuff as always,
 Damien
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 02/01/13: Cyclopsic ClaraBella Mushrooms Com
Post by: DeafNala on February 02, 2013, 10:02:08 PM
Thanks, Damien...glad you like the Lads!

That middle Clara Bella Boy is eating someone!  lol

Great stuff as always,
 Damien

Yep the middle Mushroom is the smoking gun, blowing the innocent act to bits..of course, the act wasn't all that successful to begin with.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 02/01/13: Cyclopsic ClaraBella Mushrooms Com
Post by: Damien on February 03, 2013, 07:50:46 PM
He is the sketchiest of the three, I never liked the evil gleam in his eye. What is next for this project?


Damien
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 02/01/13: Cyclopsic ClaraBella Mushrooms Com
Post by: DeafNala on February 03, 2013, 09:23:36 PM
He doesn't look very trustworthy...I don't think I'd have him watch my dog for me.

Today I finished up a bunch of more regular Mushrooms & have the Bounders about halfway to completion not counting their bases. After that I have some bridges/walkways to make to connect the islets with some Creatures to live under them...adding excitement to the trip.

There are also a few hundred minis to do...that made me tired thinking about it.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 02/01/13: Cyclopsic ClaraBella Mushrooms Com
Post by: CyberAlien312 on February 04, 2013, 07:39:44 AM
Great work, they are fabulously done! Mind you, they do look a bit scary though... Certainly the one with the hand sticking out his mouth. I wouldn't want to meet them at night.

Today I finished up a bunch of more regular Mushrooms & have the Bounders about halfway to completion not counting their bases.
Pictures please??  :)
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 02/01/13: Cyclopsic ClaraBella Mushrooms Com
Post by: DeafNala on February 04, 2013, 12:52:08 PM
Thanks, Cyber; glad you like the Lads...they're rather pleased with being scary.

If you like, I'll put up a photo of the ordinary Mushrooms en mass when I post the Leaping Lads. I should have them up later today or tomorrow.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 02/05/13: The Bounders & Stuff
Post by: DeafNala on February 05, 2013, 01:43:05 PM
The Bounding Mushroom Boys are now completed. AND here are a couple of TRULY MEDIOCRE photos to prove it:

Bounder# 1:
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1450-001.jpg)

Bounder #2:
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1461.jpg)

The Group Portrait:
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1464.jpg)

AND A Size Comparison...using a volunteer from the Audience:
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1456.jpg)

Since Cyber asked for a State of the Mushrooms Photo Report. heres a L.A.F. Exclusive:

Mushrooms On Parade:
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1447.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1446.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1448.jpg)

As always your comments & critiques would be appreciated...for the most part. 
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 02/05/13: The Bounders & Stuff
Post by: Mason on February 05, 2013, 01:49:12 PM
 :o :o :o

While the Bounders are up to usual high and CRAZY standard, seeing those 'Shrooms all en masse is a wonder to behold!
 :-* :-* :-*


Seriously impressive and made me grin from ear to ear.
 :D :D :D

Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 02/05/13: The Bounders & Stuff
Post by: DeafNala on February 05, 2013, 03:42:44 PM
Thanks, Paul...that's my shot of motivation for the day.

If you can really pull off the ear-to-ear grin, you'd probably look good with the Mushrooms...maybe I should add ears to the Lads.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 02/05/13: The Bounders & Stuff
Post by: majorsmith on February 05, 2013, 04:17:53 PM
great faces!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 02/05/13: The Bounders & Stuff
Post by: CyberAlien312 on February 05, 2013, 04:45:56 PM
Great work on those! I love the swirlyness of the ordinary mushrooms and the mushrooms with faces look wonderful as usual! There's just so many of them...  :o
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 02/05/13: The Bounders & Stuff
Post by: DeafNala on February 05, 2013, 06:08:08 PM
Thanks for taking time to comment, Guys!

I'll admit to being pleased with the amount of personality my Mushroom Guys display...I've found my thing...so to speak!

There's just so many of them...  :o

There is something to be said for the mass effect.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 02/05/13: The Bounders & Stuff
Post by: pocoloco on February 05, 2013, 06:35:59 PM
Wonderful! Now you need to come up with a proper sound effect for a horde of pogoing mushrooms that you can play before wielding the horde on the table :D
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 02/05/13: The Bounders & Stuff
Post by: DeafNala on February 05, 2013, 06:57:32 PM
Thanks, pocoloco...that's a GREAT Forum handle by the way.

Now you need to come up with a proper sound effect for a horde of pogoing mushrooms that you can play before wielding the horde on the table :D

I don't suppose Pop Goes The Weasel would work? I didn't think so either.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 02/05/13: The Bounders & Stuff
Post by: Thantsants on February 05, 2013, 07:06:35 PM
They go crunch don't they?  >:D

The bounders are great - cads too no doubt!  ;)

However that truly is a wondrous surfeit of fungi  :-*
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 02/05/13: The Bounders & Stuff
Post by: DeafNala on February 05, 2013, 07:29:59 PM
Thanks, Thantsants...I'm glad you chimed in: your comments always have a cheering effect om moi.

The bounders are great - cads too no doubt!  ;)

No doubt: cowards, bullies, cads & thieves...to steal a quote from Dudley Do-right.

However that truly is a wondrous surfeit of fungi  :-*

Funny thing: I posted on two other Forums, but only included the Mass Mushroom Shots here. AND I've only gotten replies here...I may have stumbled on a winner.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 02/05/13: The Bounders & Stuff
Post by: Suber on February 05, 2013, 07:52:41 PM
I must say they are really scary! They all stare at me as I move! :D

Great work, what a dedication!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 02/05/13: The Bounders & Stuff
Post by: DeafNala on February 05, 2013, 09:29:57 PM
Thanks for the reply, Suber. It may sound trite at times, but I do appreciate the feedback; it's highly motivating for moi, &, to be honest, addictive.

Silly as the pieces can be, there is something truly disturbing & yet appealing about the  Beasties. I think I may have stumble on to something with these. Making them is a joy & a manifestation of the lack of a social life.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 02/05/13: The Bounders & Stuff
Post by: Thantsants on February 05, 2013, 09:48:03 PM
Actually I'm getting a bit worried about you - I think the spores all those things give off may be affecting you...

They're rapidly growing into an army - none of us are safe!  :o

(http://i591.photobucket.com/albums/ss360/thantsants/bodysnatchers1_zps00854253.jpg)

Could be an idea for a new faction though - fungi mind slaves...  o_o
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 02/05/13: The Bounders & Stuff
Post by: smokezombie on February 05, 2013, 09:49:18 PM
Ho-le shit! That's a tonn of shrooms.

I've just bumped mine up on the painting queue.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 02/05/13: The Bounders & Stuff
Post by: DeafNala on February 05, 2013, 10:55:06 PM
Thanks again, Guys!
That photo got a hearty laugh from moi. This may, however, be the start of the Mushroom Apocalypse; the Beasties are in Italy, Germany, the U.S.of A, & some have even been spotted trying to chat up Folks in London.

That aside, I'm looking forward to seeing your versions of the Lads, smoke...& Paul's of course....maybe Thantsants would like give them a whirl or not.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 02/05/13: The Bounders & Stuff
Post by: Andrew May on February 05, 2013, 11:48:19 PM
Oh dear lord! :o
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 02/05/13: The Bounders & Stuff
Post by: DeafNala on February 06, 2013, 12:19:27 AM
Oh dear lord! :o

A pretty scary picture, eh?
Thanks for adding to the scenario, Andrew.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 02/05/13: The Bounders & Stuff
Post by: Andrew May on February 06, 2013, 01:47:26 AM
So many toadstools....
.....love 'em!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 02/05/13: The Bounders & Stuff
Post by: Blackwolf on February 06, 2013, 02:17:42 AM
So cool 8) Had to post this;


      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAAVqK9trlo&list=FLHBEjW32WwvCBKjY5o4wrDA&index=16
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 02/05/13: The Bounders & Stuff
Post by: Damien on February 06, 2013, 02:24:07 AM
Suber said it best, their eyes follow you when you move!  lol  Honestly, though the scuplting is amazing, it is the incredibly vibrant colour palette that I love.


Cheers,
 Damien
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 02/05/13: The Bounders & Stuff
Post by: DeafNala on February 06, 2013, 01:21:42 PM
Thanks for the replies, Guys! They may be the high point of my day!

About the vivid colors, Damien, I'm not sure if it's a result all the historical stuff I did in my teens & twenties or an addiction to cartoons...they're similar enough that the choice is difficult, but regardless, they are my thing. Fantasy, in my opinion, should be at least as colorful as their "real" life counterparts.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 02/05/13: The Bounders & Stuff
Post by: Za Zjurman on February 06, 2013, 07:23:11 PM
 :-* :-* :-* :-*
Been offline for a few days and then when coming back finding pictures off these goodies. THEY ARE GREAT DEAFNALA. Love them to bits. Smiles and thumbs up from this side of the pond.

Regards,
Za
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 02/05/13: The Bounders & Stuff
Post by: DeafNala on February 07, 2013, 01:25:00 AM
Thanks, Za...WELCOME BACK! I'm glad you're enjoying the silliness.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 02/05/13: The Bounders & Stuff
Post by: Thantsants on February 07, 2013, 07:27:02 AM
Great tunes as ever Blackwolf  8)

Deafnala - I did try out a few 80's Citadel style toadstools on the base of my entry to the latest Golden Gobbo painting competition we're running over on the BLOOD forum - do they count?  :D

(http://i591.photobucket.com/albums/ss360/thantsants/finalentry_zps9d3c9f76.jpg)
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 02/05/13: The Bounders & Stuff
Post by: DeafNala on February 07, 2013, 12:57:40 PM
OH YEAH! The little plastic ones that used to be part of the Night Goblin box were a major influence on my own Mushroom making. Your Big Guy looks TERRIFIC & the mushrooms add to the effect...take the reds, Man.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 02/05/13: The Bounders & Stuff
Post by: twrchtrwyth on February 09, 2013, 03:57:02 PM
(http://i591.photobucket.com/albums/ss360/thantsants/finalentry_zps9d3c9f76.jpg)
Is this one of the plastic Citadel Fighting fantasy range?
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 02/05/13: The Bounders & Stuff
Post by: DeafNala on February 09, 2013, 04:10:56 PM
Is this one of the plastic Citadel Fighting fantasy range?

I don't recognize the Big Guy. You might P.M. Thantsants if you need to know the mini maker.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 02/05/13: The Bounders & Stuff
Post by: twrchtrwyth on February 09, 2013, 04:16:00 PM
I don't recognize the Big Guy. You might P.M. Thantsants if you need to know the mini maker.
Sorry, it was meant for Thantsants, I should have said.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 02/05/13: The Bounders & Stuff
Post by: Thantsants on February 09, 2013, 04:24:28 PM
Yep he's one of the old 54mm Fighting Fantasy Orcs with a weapon swap - makes a good giant for 28mm  :D
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 02/05/13: The Bounders & Stuff
Post by: twrchtrwyth on February 09, 2013, 04:29:05 PM
I thought I recognised it. You've done a superb job on him.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 02/10/13: Suggestions
Post by: DeafNala on February 10, 2013, 02:23:58 PM
I started on a little Group/Vignette of old Ral Partha Dark Sun minis by Sandy Garrity. I'm kind of in a quandary as to the skin tones. Any suggestions would be welcome.

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Rogues%20Gallery/DSCN1465.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Rogues%20Gallery/DSCN1466.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Rogues%20Gallery/DSCN1467.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Rogues%20Gallery/DSCN1468.jpg)
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 02/10/13: Suggestions
Post by: Thantsants on February 10, 2013, 06:10:05 PM
They look a bit aquatic or at least very old and gribbly - these are the pics I used for inspiration for my sea demons. Hope they're of some use  :D

(http://i591.photobucket.com/albums/ss360/thantsants/weird-angler-fish.jpg)

(http://i591.photobucket.com/albums/ss360/thantsants/images.jpg)

(http://i591.photobucket.com/albums/ss360/thantsants/deep_sea_fish_1.jpg)
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 02/10/13: Suggestions
Post by: DeafNala on February 10, 2013, 06:41:34 PM
Thanks for the feedback, Thantsants....I can always count on you...mostly.
That bottom photo looks an awful lot like the Lads...nice teeth. The first viable suggestion from a Death Squad Forum Guy was purple. I could see a base of purple or deep violet going to a very pale shade of lilac...might be a flashback.

I forgot (nothing unusual in that for moi) I believe the art work for Dark Sun was by Brom, which should give you an idea just how DARK the setting was.

Addendum: one of the Guys on the Reaper Forum suggested I try googling Dark Sun Gith. This yielded this:

(http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w207/Genio_da_Lampada/enchanter_dark_sun.jpg)

Pretty cool, eh?
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 02/10/13: Suggestions
Post by: Imp522 on February 10, 2013, 08:13:06 PM
Blue?, the skin in the pic you show is pretty cool as are the ones in Thantsants post.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 02/10/13: Suggestions
Post by: Thantsants on February 10, 2013, 08:33:02 PM
I nearly suggested some kind of blue/grey and the thought crossed my mind that those browns and pinky creams might not be bright enough for Stereo-Nala-vision!  ;)

Must admit I'm not familiar with the setting or the race but I'm looking forward to seeing how they turn out.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 02/10/13: Suggestions
Post by: DeafNala on February 10, 2013, 09:18:41 PM
Thanks again for the feedback, Guys.

I nearly suggested some kind of blue/grey and the thought crossed my mind that those browns and pinky creams might not be bright enough for Stereo-Nala-vision!  ;)

Brom & I part ways on how vivid colors should be...he also has a lot more talent than moi. SO you can count on some garish shades in the mix.

Must admit I'm not familiar with the setting or the race but I'm looking forward to seeing how they turn out.

Actually I'm not all that familiar with the setting either. My erstwhile AD&D Group got all excited about the Beasty. SO, as the only painter in the crowd, I plunked down my coins for a bunch of the minis. At that point The Group lost interest...one of the reasons they're erstwhile. I do, however, recall it was a horrid place that had a scarcity of water & metal...the Halflings were cannibals, which I thought was appropriate.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 02/10/13: Suggestions
Post by: Damien on February 10, 2013, 09:37:42 PM
Hi DeafNala, I would suggest a green/brown skin tone (sand colour with some green and a little brown to it) or Vallejo's green brown.

(http://i1275.photobucket.com/albums/y454/damien661/60251_zps02578955.jpg)


Damien
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 02/10/13: Suggestions
Post by: Thantsants on February 10, 2013, 10:08:54 PM
Quote
At that point The Group lost interest...one of the reasons they're erstwhile.

Well that's certainly not cricket!  >:(

Cannibal Halflings - things must have got bad there...  :o
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 02/10/13: Suggestions
Post by: DeafNala on February 10, 2013, 11:56:26 PM
Hi DeafNala, I would suggest a green/brown skin tone (sand colour with some green and a little brown to it) or Vallejo's green brown.
Damien

Thanks for the suggestion. I do something similar with my Zombie flesh tones...that is a possibility.

Cannibal Halflings - things must have got bad there...  :o

Actually they were more in the order of Man Eaters...kind of like Gollum on steroids.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 02/17/13: Some Small Progress
Post by: DeafNala on February 17, 2013, 11:35:40 AM
Well...I've made some unremarkable progress on my Dark Sun Guys. The skin color is established & some of the other colors are falling in place:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1469.jpg)

While I was at it, I added two new Mushroom Lads with sort-of-legs:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1470.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1474.jpg)

I'm debating giving the Lads some pointy toed Elfin style shoes to add to the Clown  Effect.
Your comments & critiques are as always appreciated...for the most part.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 02/17/13: Some Small Progress
Post by: Mason on February 17, 2013, 11:41:02 AM
The blueish skin tone on those fellas looks great.
A great choice!
 :-* :-*

As for 'shrooms growing legs as well now, well, that is just damned scary!
 :o

Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 02/17/13: Some Small Progress
Post by: DeafNala on February 17, 2013, 12:10:01 PM
Thanks, Amigo! I think I managed to match up the skin color pretty well to Brom's illustration. Otherwise I will probably wind up going for brighter colors for the clothing et al.

Having the Mushrooms mobile opens up new possibilities for sleepless nights & horrid dreams...being nuts can be fun.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 02/17/13: Some Small Progress
Post by: Thantsants on February 17, 2013, 05:16:11 PM
The Dark Sun guys are looking promising  8)

I like the new walkers - there must be missing links somewhere though. How about a "Five stages of Mushroom Evolution" style piece?
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 02/17/13: Some Small Progress
Post by: DeafNala on February 17, 2013, 07:35:32 PM
Thanks, Thantsants...glad you like the stuff! The D.S. Guys are coming along at a painfully slow pace, but coming along nonetheless.

The Mushrooms & the Woodsy Friends will probably keep evolving. They're my latest addiction...how about a Winged Mushroom?
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 02/17/13: Some Small Progress
Post by: Za Zjurman on February 17, 2013, 08:45:59 PM
Oh yes winged mushrooms... loving the idea already. The mushrooms with legs are brilliant by the way.

Regards,
Za
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 02/17/13: Some Small Progress
Post by: DeafNala on February 17, 2013, 08:55:53 PM
Thanks, Za! I'm delighted you like them & took the time to say so.

As I slap some paint on the ambulatory Mushrooms, I keep thinking about the Flying Fungus Fellows. What I came up with in jest is starting to take on some possibilities. I wonder how they'd look with goggles.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 02/18/13: Morel in Motion #1
Post by: DeafNala on February 18, 2013, 10:23:33 PM
Here's the first of the Leggy Mushroom Men...the second should wander by sometime late tomorrow. I have two sets of photos on the Lad; one too dark & one too light. These are the too light ones:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1505.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1506.jpg)

Comments & critiques are always welcome...sometimes. 
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 02/18/13: Morel in Motion #1
Post by: Mason on February 18, 2013, 11:03:05 PM
Great stuff, mate.
Superb!
 :-*

The faces of the onlookers in the second picture made me seriously chuckle.
 lol lol

Have you seen that look before?
 ;)

Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 02/18/13: Morel in Motion #1
Post by: DeafNala on February 19, 2013, 01:09:10 AM
Thanks, Paul! I'm glad you got a chuckle out of the post...that is the reaction I hoped for.

I finished up the #2 Roving Mushroom Guy & took some TRULY DREADFUL photos...I'll inflict them on you tomorrow.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 02/18/13: Morel in Motion #1
Post by: DowVooVoo on February 19, 2013, 01:30:19 AM
You know I now look at the 'shrooms' a bit more now thanks to you sir! Hmm now the bloody things move thru the wood .... with a narry a sound.. until ... CHOMP!!! Again GREAT stuff!! :-* :-* :o :o
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 02/18/13: Morel in Motion #1
Post by: DeafNala on February 19, 2013, 02:02:40 AM
Thanks for commenting, DowVooVoo! I'm glad you're enjoying The Project. Over the course of this year I hope to tie most of the stuff together. With my propensity to go of on tangents this might be quite a trick to pull off.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 02/18/13: Morel in Motion #1
Post by: Imp522 on February 19, 2013, 03:16:32 AM
Digging the mushroom men you did, you captured their charm perfectly!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 02/18/13: Morel in Motion #1
Post by: pocoloco on February 19, 2013, 06:36:24 AM
Those Dark Sun minis sure bring back fond memories... I liked that campaing setting greatly, even though I never GMed it myself.

Those fungi fellows with feet are smashing... or should I say stomping!  :-* So next batch of them evolves with wings??  :o
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 02/18/13: Morel in Motion #1
Post by: CyberAlien312 on February 19, 2013, 08:43:31 AM
Wonderful work on those, DeafNala! Legs.. that's something new though.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 02/18/13: Morel in Motion #1
Post by: Suber on February 19, 2013, 11:27:54 AM
There's something undescriptable in those minis that make me shiver. What a great job!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 02/18/13: The Mobile Morels Are Finished
Post by: DeafNala on February 19, 2013, 01:12:31 PM
Thanks for all the kind comments, Guys! You've made my day...such as it is.
@pocoloco: the Dark Sun was one of those settings that my erstwhile AD&D Group went crazy about & then lost interest after the modules & minis were purchased...these quick temporary flashes of enthusiasm were a Group trait.

@Suber: there is a certain clown-like surrealism to the otherwise silly things that makes them disturbing. A number of Folks on a few Forums have said they cause nightmares (insert Evil laughter here).

AND NOW, with a suitable fanfare & without further ado, here is the seacond of the Mobile Morels:

I imagine these Guys getting around with a low slung Groucho Marx style strut.
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1523.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1522.jpg)

AND the Group Portrait:
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1517.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1519.jpg)

How know what the next Mushroom manifestation will be? Me neither.
In the meantime your kind comments would be appreciated...kind of.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 02/18/13: The Mobile Morels Are Finished
Post by: Suber on February 19, 2013, 05:48:04 PM
@Suber: there is a certain clown-like surrealism to the otherwise silly things that makes them disturbing.

Yes, I think that it is. And yes, they are lovingly disturbing.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 02/18/13: The Mobile Morels Are Finished
Post by: DeafNala on February 19, 2013, 11:22:10 PM
It's the same thing that makes clowns scary to a lot of children...& adults for that matter.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 02/18/13: The Mobile Morels Are Finished
Post by: Damien on February 20, 2013, 03:11:35 AM
Hi DeafNala, I am a little late to the party but I really like the final skin tones you chose for the Dark Sun minis. All the other minis look as fabulous and vibrant as always.


Cheers,
 Damien
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 02/18/13: The Mobile Morels Are Finished
Post by: Thantsants on February 20, 2013, 08:39:22 AM
Brilliant! I love the way the positioning of the legs suggests a kind of awkward, waddling gait - swaying from side to side Triffid style.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVXEA7_y344
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 02/18/13: The Mobile Morels Are Finished
Post by: DeafNala on February 20, 2013, 12:03:18 PM
Thanks for the positive feedback, Guys!
@Damien: I'm pretty pleased with the skin colors; the grey/blue looks pretty close to Brom's illustration. While I'm sure the minis will look cool when complete, they are a group of those minis that I have to force myself to keep working on.

@Thantsants: Thanks for the Triffids trailer. I managed to miss seeing that flick somehow. Mobile, carnivorous flowers; these may be the perfect as the next Thing in the Woods & WONDERFUL Valentine's Day Gifts.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 02/18/13: The Mobile Morels Are Finished
Post by: Thantsants on February 20, 2013, 04:29:29 PM
Nothing says I love you like a 10 foot tall, mobile, lethally poisonous, carnivorous plant  :D

You might also like this that I stumbled on in my search for Triffids on Youtube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LocoiW5gXzk
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 02/18/13: The Mobile Morels Are Finished
Post by: DeafNala on February 20, 2013, 07:26:05 PM
Thanks for the video thingy! It brought to mind a scene from The Attack of the Killer Tomatoes: sitting around a campfire eating hamburgers, the in-costume infiltrator asks "does anyone have some ketchup?".

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/5/5a/Attack_of_the_Killer_Tomatoes.jpg/220px-Attack_of_the_Killer_Tomatoes.jpg)
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 02/18/13: The Mobile Morels Are Finished
Post by: einarolafson on February 20, 2013, 08:41:00 PM
Great!! I´d like to play in that scary forest!! :-*
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 02/18/13: The Mobile Morels Are Finished
Post by: DeafNala on February 20, 2013, 10:01:16 PM
Thanks, einarolafson! To be honest, I'd enjoy playing a game in the woods myself...may be someday.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 02/05/13: The Bounders & Stuff
Post by: Sardoo on February 20, 2013, 10:07:29 PM
Is this one of the plastic Citadel Fighting fantasy range?
That takes me back! Happy days!!! I'll need to dig out my 54mm wizard with an eye patch bought and painted back in the day.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 03/06/13: The Dark Sun Guys Are Done!
Post by: DeafNala on March 06, 2013, 05:21:34 PM
Those Ne'er-Do-Well So & Soes over at Photo Bucket switched me to their God Awful New Version ahead of schedule. HOWEVER, undeterred I managed to upload the ASTOUNDINGLY MEDIOCRE photos I will now inflict upon you...hopefully:

The Dark Sun Whatevers:
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Rogues%20Gallery/DSCN1534.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Rogues%20Gallery/DSCN1535.jpg)

The Big Guy:
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Rogues%20Gallery/DSCN1536.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Rogues%20Gallery/DSCN1537.jpg)

An Overhead Shot:
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Rogues%20Gallery/DSCN1538.jpg)

As always your kind comments & critiques are requested...kind of. 
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 03/06/13: The Dark Sun Guys Are Done!
Post by: FramFramson on March 06, 2013, 07:03:17 PM
Love 'em! You've managed to make the buggers fit in with the rest of your stuff perfectly.

As for the next mushroom, what about some deceptively sweet-looking old biddy grandma mushroom who's somehow spreading a cloud of spores (where else do little mushrooms come from?).

Not sure how you'd represent the spores, but you've proved damnably clever so far...
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 03/06/13: The Dark Sun Guys Are Done!
Post by: Blue in vt on March 06, 2013, 07:11:56 PM
 :-*  I love this last batch...really pulling things together nicely...this is such a fun project to watch develop.

...FYI...I hate the new Photobucket too!  grumble grumble... o_o

cheers,

Blue
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 03/06/13: The Dark Sun Guys Are Done!
Post by: Suber on March 06, 2013, 08:30:31 PM
Despite what you say about the photos, I personally find your work lovely. Just great!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 03/06/13: The Dark Sun Guys Are Done!
Post by: DeafNala on March 06, 2013, 08:47:15 PM
Thanks MUCHO for the kind comments, Guys...they are appreciated.

As for the next mushroom, what about some deceptively sweet-looking old biddy grandma mushroom who's somehow spreading a cloud of spores (where else do little mushrooms come from?).

Not sure how you'd represent the spores, but you've proved damnably clever so far...

I like the Granny Fungus idea. I'll have to give that one some thought. As to sweet expressions, I always thought this Little Guy had an endearing smile:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/DSCN0293.jpg)

...in a vicious sort of way.

...FYI...I hate the new Photobucket too!  grumble grumble... o_o

It SUCKS. It takes forever just to find my albums; & finding an individual photo has become an Epic Quest of Homeric proportions. Considering the language I used when asked my opinion of the "new & improved" PhotoBucket, I'm surprised they haven't closed my account altogether.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 03/06/13: The Dark Sun Guys Are Done!
Post by: Mason on March 06, 2013, 09:36:51 PM
Great stuff, Al.
Up to the your usual stunning and bewildering best!
 :-*

As for PhotoBugger: I am DREADING the switch, I cannot stand the little trial that I did a while ago, but will have to do it soon.

HELP!!!

 :( :( :(

Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 03/06/13: The Dark Sun Guys Are Done!
Post by: DeafNala on March 07, 2013, 12:06:32 AM
Thanks, Paul...glad you like it!

As far as the P.B. goes, I pushed to finish the Dark Sun piece before the change to the new version was foisted upon me. I was supposed to happen on the 18th of March. SURPRISE! I happened today. AND now they're saying that my storage capacity is 85% full...I can have more for about $30 a year...insert here a string of expletives that would make a sailor blush.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 03/06/13: The Dark Sun Guys Are Done!
Post by: einarolafson on March 07, 2013, 12:39:18 AM
Very nice, love the blue skin color you have used on them.!!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 03/06/13: The Dark Sun Guys Are Done!
Post by: DeafNala on March 07, 2013, 12:46:58 AM
Thanks MUCHO for the kind comments, Amigo!

Very nice, love the blue skin color you have used on them.!!

I wish I could take credit, but basically I just matched up the skin tones to Brom's illustration as best I could..he came up with a pretty nice color.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 03/06/13: The Dark Sun Guys Are Done!
Post by: Damien on March 07, 2013, 12:56:25 AM
Hello DeafNala, those Dark Sun minis have to be some of your best work! Fantastic painting, vivid colours (as always) and love that base. I hope you have more Dark Sun minis; you do them justice.


Damien


Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 03/06/13: The Dark Sun Guys Are Done!
Post by: DeafNala on March 07, 2013, 02:19:30 AM
Thanks for the kind comments, Damien.
While I'm not sure if there are anymore Dark Sun minis lurking in the dusty recesses of The Vault of Pack Rattiness, I know there are quite a number of Ral Partha Oldies from various other T.S.R. settings that I intend to do...or not.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 03/06/13: The Dark Sun Guys Are Done!
Post by: Thantsants on March 16, 2013, 12:36:42 PM
Great work - I really like the minis and what you've done with them - especially the dynamic basing.

As regards Photobucket - not a massive fan I must admit, especially when it can be tricky finding newly uploaded photos...
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 03/06/13: The Dark Sun Guys Are Done!
Post by: DeafNala on March 16, 2013, 01:48:56 PM
Thanks Thantsants; I'm delighted you like the vignette. I had those Guys waiting for paint probably for more than twenty years. It's good to see them finally finished.

The really annoying thing about Photo Bucket is the almost total unresponsiveness to all the hate mail they got about the "new" version. It's so hard finding sub-albums, that I've started to bookmark my own account to find them....I wonder if they're modeling themselves on G.W..
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 03/06/13: The Dark Sun Guys Are Done!
Post by: Conquistador on March 16, 2013, 01:53:36 PM
<snip>
As for PhotoBugger: I am DREADING the switch, I cannot stand the little trial that I did a while ago, but will have to do it soon.

HELP!!!
<snip>

Flickr?

Gracias,

Glenn
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 03/06/13: The Dark Sun Guys Are Done!
Post by: DeafNala on March 16, 2013, 02:12:21 PM
Thanks for the suggestion, Glenn. It is something to consider. I've also been using the Google Album & Nikon (I use a Nikon Cool Pix) offers photo hosting.
Sticking with Photo Bucket actually has a lot in common with G.W.; i.e., I loved them for so long that now that they've changed for the worse, it's hard to totally abandon them...the same thought pattern kept me married much longer than I otherwise would have been.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 03/30/13: A More Colorful Maudeheim!
Post by: DeafNala on March 30, 2013, 06:00:39 PM
FINALLY some paint has been applied to Maudeheim proper. All the natural(?) formations & most of the mushrooms have been completed. AND here's the results of a week or so of paint & profanity:

Long Shots:
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/Maudeheim2/DSCN1570.jpg)
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/Maudeheim2/DSCN1554.jpg)

Zooming In...so to speak;
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/Maudeheim2/DSCN1553.jpg)
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/Maudeheim2/DSCN1552.jpg)

Up Close
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/Maudeheim2/DSCN1550.jpg)
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/Maudeheim2/DSCN1551.jpg)
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/Maudeheim2/DSCN1553.jpg)
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/Maudeheim2/DSCN1555.jpg)
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/Maudeheim2/DSCN1561.jpg)
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/Maudeheim2/DSCN1562.jpg)
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/Maudeheim2/DSCN1563.jpg)
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/Maudeheim2/DSCN1564.jpg)
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/Maudeheim2/DSCN1565.jpg)
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/Maudeheim2/DSCN1567.jpg)
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/Maudeheim2/DSCN1569.jpg)

To fuel the fires of creative madness your kind comments & critiques are invited.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 03/30/13: A More Colorful Maudeheim!
Post by: Za Zjurman on March 30, 2013, 06:08:01 PM
 :o  WONDERFUL BRILLIANT AND UTTER MADNESS.  :-*

Regards,
Za
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 03/30/13: A More Colorful Maudeheim!
Post by: Mason on March 30, 2013, 06:13:13 PM
 :o :o :o
You totally insane genius!
If anyone else had posted this I would have worried about their screws coming loose, but as it is you all I can say is:

WONDERFUL, 'NALA MADNESS!
 :-* :-* :-*

Now, you keep dodging those men in white coats, Amigo, and keep producing your insanely wonderful creations for as long as you possibly can.
 :D

Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 03/30/13: A More Colorful Maudeheim!
Post by: M.P. on March 30, 2013, 07:24:25 PM
Great!!! I love your style :) :-* :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 03/30/13: A More Colorful Maudeheim!
Post by: Imp522 on March 30, 2013, 07:39:35 PM
The terrain piece is simply fantastic. Great work.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 03/30/13: A More Colorful Maudeheim!
Post by: Damien on March 30, 2013, 09:52:53 PM
Whoa!! What insanity is this!! What kind of twisted artistic genius could have devised such AWESOMENESS! Very nice Deafnala, a wickedly inspired piece of terrain. I love it.

As per photobucket, last week I decided that I had enough of their 'white screens' after logging in and registered with 'imgur'. It was a seamless switch and I am glad I did it; no more frustrations.


Cheers,
 Damien
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 03/30/13: A More Colorful Maudeheim!
Post by: DeafNala on March 30, 2013, 11:06:01 PM
Well THANKS MUCHO for all the kind words, Guys! I was in need of some motivation. I'm glad I'm maintaining my reputation for a tenuous hold on reality as well.

There's still a lot to do on the board; SO you can expect periodic updates. I'm not sure if this is something to look forward to or dread...one or the other.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 03/30/13: A More Colorful Maudeheim!
Post by: pocoloco on March 31, 2013, 10:20:48 AM
That terrain looks absolutely cracking!  :o Your colour choices are spot on for a fairy-tale scenery, I hope we get to see more progress very soon.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 03/30/13: A More Colorful Maudeheim!
Post by: Funghy-Fipps on March 31, 2013, 10:40:38 AM
Fantastical! Your stuff is so unmistakable: your own signature style, so to speak.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 03/30/13: A More Colorful Maudeheim!
Post by: DeafNala on March 31, 2013, 04:30:07 PM
Thanks MUCHO for the kind comments, Guys!

That terrain looks absolutely cracking!  :o Your colour choices are spot on for a fairy-tale scenery, I hope we get to see more progress very soon.

The fairy tale description I think is very appropriate, especially if you think of the scarier, darker side of the Brothers Grimm style.
I've started working on some walkways/scaffolding/et al to connect the various buildings. Some spooky faces are also on the agenda; plus filling in the open spots with some ruins...I think I just wore myself out thinking about it.

Fantastical! Your stuff is so unmistakable: your own signature style, so to speak.

I think that is just about the finest of comments I've ever received. Having a style that is readily recognizable is a goal not all of us can achieve....even recognizably strange is a great accomplishment.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 03/30/13: A More Colorful Maudeheim!
Post by: majorsmith on March 31, 2013, 06:33:09 PM
both crazy and amazing! love the buildings!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 03/30/13: A More Colorful Maudeheim!
Post by: DeafNala on March 31, 2013, 06:47:23 PM
Thank, Major! I'm glad you like the stuff...hopefully, you'll like the buildings even more once they're fully painted.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 03/30/13: A More Colorful Maudeheim!
Post by: maxxev on March 31, 2013, 09:28:12 PM
O.O..... mad but cool! lol
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 03/30/13: A More Colorful Maudeheim!
Post by: Suber on March 31, 2013, 09:29:38 PM
What an Awesome project!!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 03/30/13: A More Colorful Maudeheim!
Post by: Constable Bertrand on April 01, 2013, 09:24:20 AM
NaLa that terrain is fantastic.  o_o Anyone would hate to fight amongst the twisting fungal terrain your constructing! I'd love to see those rectangular surfaces covered with your sporey creations, vines, mushrooms, brachen and ferns.  :-*

If anyone is mad enough to try it's you! And its not like you need to count rivets  lol

Cheers
Matt
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 03/30/13: A More Colorful Maudeheim!
Post by: DeafNala on April 01, 2013, 02:24:34 PM
Thanks for the kind words, Guys...they are my main source of motivation!
I've started the painting of Temerity O'Leery's Tower...the big central Mushroom structure. Adding some, appropriately enough, Leering faces is part of the process.

And its not like you need to count rivets  lol

Actually, I'm planning on adding some Goblin-Tech/Steam-Punky Stuff to the mix; SO a rivet count may be forthcoming...or not.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 03/30/13: A More Colorful Maudeheim!
Post by: PatrickWR on April 01, 2013, 05:12:19 PM
Holy cow, what a thread! I'm only a few pages in, but I had to skip to the end and let DeafNala know that he has a NEW FAN! OK, now back to the wilds of Stoned Henge on page 11....
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 03/30/13: A More Colorful Maudeheim!
Post by: Garanhir on April 02, 2013, 07:33:02 AM
Delicious, dark phantasmagoria.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 03/30/13: A More Colorful Maudeheim!
Post by: **GS** on April 02, 2013, 01:31:43 PM
Really an object of YOUR SPECIAL STYLE.
I do like how you keep to your way of sculpting and creating a feeling of fantasy.

Keep on!

Greetings
GS
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 03/30/13: A More Colorful Maudeheim!
Post by: DeafNala on April 02, 2013, 03:11:02 PM
Thanks for the kind & enthusiastic responses, Guys!

Holy cow, what a thread! I'm only a few pages in, but I had to skip to the end and let DeafNala know that he has a NEW FAN! OK, now back to the wilds of Stoned Henge on page 11....

I had to wander through the thread while I was restoring the photos I had screwed up organizing my Photo Bucket Albums...it's an Epic Trek. I'm delighted you like my Horrors & took the time to say so. I hope your journey through the thread is FUN!

Delicious, dark phantasmagoria.

What a cool description! I love that word: "phantasmagoria"..I hope I can live up to it.

Really an object of YOUR SPECIAL STYLE.
I do like how you keep to your way of sculpting and creating a feeling of fantasy.

Keep on!

Greetings
GS

I'm glad you are enjoying my Creepy Creations.I have to go with fantasy/surrealism; I don't think I could pull off realistic if I tried. Self deprecation aside, I'll try to keep the Beasties coming.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 03/30/13: A More Colorful Maudeheim!
Post by: Painting Princess on April 05, 2013, 04:50:55 AM
DeafNala: I don't think I've seen this thread before, and I don't know how I missed it! :o

Filled with some great stuff. You have quite a whacky painting style that I find really fun :) I like the funny names and quirky figures you  use. The goblin/ogre (?) playing a horn upside-down is one of my favourites!

Keep up the fun and imaginative projects!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 03/30/13: A More Colorful Maudeheim!
Post by: Thantsants on April 05, 2013, 07:41:31 AM
Congratulations once more Deafnala on defying the laws of physics and common sense!  8)

Quote
NaLa that terrain is fantastic.   Anyone would hate to fight amongst the twisting fungal terrain your constructing! I'd love to see those rectangular surfaces covered with your sporey creations, vines, mushrooms, brachen and ferns.

First thing I thought when I saw the hordes of Mushrumps huddled round the bases of the buildings was Maudeheim besieged! Bertrand's idea of them encroaching further is great  :D
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 03/30/13: A More Colorful Maudeheim!
Post by: DeafNala on April 05, 2013, 12:49:20 PM
Thanks for the kind comments, Guys.Please forgive my tardiness in replying;re, my Internet connection is shot...SO I'll only be on when I can borrow a friend's PC for an hour or so. This also means the photos will be backing up until the problem is resolved,

Congratulations once more Deafnala on defying the laws of physics and common sense!  8)

First thing I thought when I saw the hordes of Mushrumps huddled round the bases of the buildings was Maudeheim besieged! Bertrand's idea of them encroaching further is great  :D

The Guys down on the ground level add a certain attractiveness to the rickety scaffolding & catwalks I'm adding. More Mushrooms are underway along with some building painting & construction.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 04/05/13: I'M BACK!
Post by: DeafNala on April 05, 2013, 02:06:56 PM
After some DEEPLY DEPRESSING moments off-line, I've returned to posting from MY VERY OWN PC!
To celebrate, here's some W.I.P. shots of O'Leery's Tower:

Long View:
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/Maudeheim2/DSCN1586.jpg)

The Lower Portion:
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/Maudeheim2/DSCN1587.jpg)

Up On Top...sort of:
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/Maudeheim2/DSCN1588.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/Maudeheim2/DSCN1589.jpg)

While my photographic skills are still somewhat lacking, simply being able to post them is WONDERFUL!
I hope you enjoy them!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 04/05/13: I'M BACK!
Post by: tomogui on April 05, 2013, 03:11:09 PM
Welcome back! Hope your real-life hassles are driven out by little colourful miniature ones!

Although what you're showing us here are dizzying towers of creative miniature madness, so... you're pretty much back on track, it seems. Any chance of precarious walkways or rope bridges hanging between the towers?
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 04/05/13: I'M BACK!
Post by: einarolafson on April 05, 2013, 03:21:42 PM
 :o :o :o That´s impressive!!!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 04/05/13: I'M BACK!
Post by: DeafNala on April 05, 2013, 03:49:09 PM
Thanks MUCHO for the positive feedback, Guys! It is appreciated.

Although what you're showing us here are dizzying towers of creative miniature madness, so... you're pretty much back on track, it seems. Any chance of precarious walkways or rope bridges hanging between the towers?

I'm planning on adding a series of removable catwalks at various heights. My solo games give extra points for combats at greater elevations.

:o :o :o That´s impressive!!!

I'm delighted that you like it thus far, einarolafson. I'll try to keep your interest with further posts.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 04/05/13: I'M BACK!
Post by: Mason on April 05, 2013, 04:06:04 PM
Great news, mate.

I began to fear for your grip on sanity if you did not get your regular fix!
 ;)

Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 04/05/13: I'M BACK!
Post by: Thantsants on April 05, 2013, 04:20:38 PM
Sorry to hear of your PC plight - good to have you back.

I'm intrigued by the pipe coming out of the bottom of O'Leery's place...
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 04/05/13: I'M BACK!
Post by: DeafNala on April 05, 2013, 05:52:12 PM
Thanks for the kind comments, Guys!

Great news, mate.

I began to fear for your grip on sanity if you did not get your regular fix!
 ;)



While we're on the subject of NUTS, here are the latest species of Mutated Mushrooms found in the darkest recesses of my worktable...from HELL1:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1592.jpg)

Sorry to hear of your PC plight - good to have you back.

I'm intrigued by the pipe coming out of the bottom of O'Leery's place...

The pipe is part of my Steam-Punk/Goblin-Tech. It's to draw off the Mega-Mushroom Elixir...or something of a similar ridiculous nature.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 04/05/13: I'M BACK...with an Update!
Post by: Za Zjurman on April 05, 2013, 06:28:58 PM
THE HORROR AAAAAHRGH. Love them DeafNala
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 04/05/13: I'M BACK...with an Update!
Post by: DeafNala on April 05, 2013, 08:04:54 PM
Thanks, Za...glad you like them!
The new Fungus Fellows were part of a group of Mushrooms that were  suffering from the "you-can't-get-there-from-here" syndrome & got yanked when I was painting the ground level of Maudeheim. Since they weren't up to current standard, I modified them...horribly.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 04/05/13: I'M BACK...with an Update!
Post by: Thantsants on April 05, 2013, 08:06:26 PM
Woah, things are getting right cthonic round here!  :o 8)

Loving the tentricles!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 04/05/13: I'M BACK...with an Update!
Post by: DeafNala on April 05, 2013, 09:15:50 PM
Thanks, Thantsants!
Now that you mention it, the Guys(?) do have a certain Lovecraftian look to them...must have been something I smoked in my misspent youth. The tentacles started out as left over Green Stuff that I found a use for.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 04/05/13: I'M BACK...with an Update!
Post by: Andrew May on April 06, 2013, 12:08:28 AM
Good grief! Maudheim is incredible!!!! :-*
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 04/05/13: I'M BACK...with an Update!
Post by: Damien on April 06, 2013, 12:59:25 AM
Everything you post is incredible and impressive (especially since everything is scratch built), please keep posting and I am sorry to hear about your offline difficulties (I hope everything turns out well).


Cheers,
 Damien
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 04/05/13: I'M BACK...with an Update!
Post by: DeafNala on April 06, 2013, 03:52:37 PM
Thanks for all the kind words, Guys! I was actually motivated enough to do a complete reorganization of my work/living/whatever space that went far beyond merely finding the floor. I now have easy access to virtually all the minis & materials I've accumulated for my all the various aspects of The Project. Of course now I feel like Death is imminent...nah.

In addition to Maudeheim...named after Maude, patron Goddess of Goblins & Mushrooms Not-Necessarily-In That-Order, I have The Spooky Woods & Swamp boards underway. I figure it took me 50 years to get to this point; another 50 should see it all complete...then on to the gaming!

AND, until it breaks down again, I'm back on the air, Damien! I'm not sure this is necessarily good news for The Forum.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 04/05/13: I'M BACK...with an Update!
Post by: Damien on April 06, 2013, 07:05:33 PM
It is very good news!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 04/08/13: Mutant Mushrooms in Color!
Post by: DeafNala on April 08, 2013, 05:36:07 PM
AND NOW IN GLORIOUS FULL COLOR, the latest mutant Mushroom manifestation:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1599.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1597.jpg)

As always, your kind & positive feedback would be most appreciated...mostly.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 04/08/13: Mutant Mushrooms in Color!
Post by: FramFramson on April 08, 2013, 05:49:18 PM
Now there's a pair of ROUGH CUSTOMERS!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 04/08/13: Mutant Mushrooms in Color!
Post by: Painting Princess on April 08, 2013, 09:44:56 PM
Interesting little critters you've got there ;) the eyes look great!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 04/08/13: Mutant Mushrooms in Color!
Post by: Suber on April 09, 2013, 08:22:24 AM
They are great. Specially the one with the tongue, makes me shiver! Brrrrr! :)
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 04/08/13: Mutant Mushrooms in Color!
Post by: DeafNala on April 09, 2013, 02:19:08 PM
Thanks for the kind comments, Folks! I'm glad you like them despite the truly mediocre photos.

From the number of new Mushroom Guys that have sprung up lately I suppose IT'S A MUSHROOM APOCALYPSE...RUN!...or not.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 04/08/13: Mutant Mushrooms in Color!
Post by: Thantsants on April 10, 2013, 10:07:38 AM
Or perhaps break out the risotto rice!  ;)

Those big wide mouths and chunky teeth look suitably gruesome!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 04/08/13: Mutant Mushrooms in Color!
Post by: beefcake on April 10, 2013, 10:21:05 AM
Nice those look great. I really like your colour choices
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 04/08/13: Mutant Mushrooms in Color!
Post by: DeafNala on April 10, 2013, 01:49:41 PM
Thanks, Guys...glad you like the pieces!

I'm in the process of basing up these & the Malignant Seven; they looked too lethal to just sit there chatting up passersby. I'll do a Group Portrait when they're done.

Or perhaps break out the risotto rice!  ;)

They have a fear of Pizzerias.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 04/08/13: Mutant Mushrooms in Color!
Post by: pocoloco on April 10, 2013, 04:59:10 PM
Mutated 'shrooms!  :o Now those look wicked, in a good way from an observant pov, wouldn't want to run into them in a game though :) Are they happy members of the mushroom society or shunned by their special features?
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 04/08/13: Mutant Mushrooms in Color!
Post by: DeafNala on April 10, 2013, 05:29:17 PM
Thanks, pocoloco; your kind comments are appreciated!

Are they happy members of the mushroom society or shunned by their special features?

With the more severely mutated varieties, I would imagine that acceptance would be relative to proximity...you can't get too uppity when you're in range of a bit of cannibalism.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 04/08/13: Mutant Mushrooms in Color!
Post by: Mason on April 10, 2013, 06:42:31 PM
Now there's a pair of ROUGH CUSTOMERS!

 lol lol
That did make me chuckle!

Great stuff, Al.
The fevered imagination is still working just fine then, I see.
 :D

Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 04/08/13: Mutant Mushrooms in Color!
Post by: DeafNala on April 10, 2013, 11:30:57 PM
Thanks, Paul!

The fevered imagination is still working just fine then, I see.
 :D

Whatever else I lack, I have an abundance of somewhat bizarre imagination...ask any Girl I've ever known.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 04/15/13: Mushrooms About Town!
Post by: DeafNala on April 15, 2013, 05:28:20 PM
Now that the more active Mushroom Lads are all based up, they demanded new photos...really. SO here they are wandering around Town...& Country.

The Twisted Two in Maudeheim:
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1603.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1603.jpg.html)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1604.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1604.jpg.html)

AND The Malignant Seven:
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1605.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1605.jpg.html)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1606.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1606.jpg.html)

AND some shenanigans at Heep's Place:
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1600.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1600.jpg.html)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1601.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1601.jpg.html)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1602.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1602.jpg.html)

Comments & critiques are as always most welcome...mostly.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 04/15/13: Mushrooms About Town!
Post by: drakkol on April 15, 2013, 06:55:21 PM
You know i'm in love with your pieces... A certain "Cupido", the guest of honour of my desk, may be the cause. Clearly he's sooting his arrows every time i see your works XD
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 04/15/13: Mushrooms About Town!
Post by: Mason on April 15, 2013, 06:57:25 PM
I love an update on this thread, Al.
It always brings a smile to my face.

Thanks, once again, for brightening my mood!
 :-* :-* :-*

Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 04/15/13: Mushrooms About Town!
Post by: CyberAlien312 on April 15, 2013, 07:10:36 PM
Great work again DeafNala... I love seeing a whole bunch of those wonderfully made mushroom-guys! The paint jobs certainly make them look good as well.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 04/15/13: Mushrooms About Town!
Post by: DeafNala on April 15, 2013, 08:32:51 PM
Thanks for all the kind feedback, Guys. The pieces are just surrealistic enough to be disturbing, but their cartoony/silly natures are amusing. I thinks I've struck on something uniquely my own with this combination. I'm glad you're also enjoying the stuff.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 04/15/13: Mushrooms About Town!
Post by: Constable Bertrand on April 15, 2013, 08:38:41 PM
DeafNala they are beauties.  :-* I really like the fun little chap scoffing down a human whole and the notice tree. They are real characters! The greenstuff posters are superb]. Well done! The writing is so small and clear! o_o
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 04/15/13: Mushrooms About Town!
Post by: Painting Princess on April 15, 2013, 09:40:31 PM
Impressive! The Malignant Seven are looking good, but my favourites are the tree with the sign (he's fantastic) and the little guy with the candle on his head :) keep 'em coming!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 04/15/13: Mushrooms About Town!
Post by: DeafNala on April 15, 2013, 10:17:55 PM
Thanks taking the time to comment; your kind words are my source of motivation.

The trees are also favorites with moi...I've done quite a few. They're scattered through this thread & in my PhotoBucket Album:

http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/library/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods?sort=3&page=1
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 04/15/13: Mushrooms About Town!
Post by: Legionnaire on April 15, 2013, 10:43:21 PM
I don't know what to say really, because the words Astounding, Crackin', Stupendous, Absolute Top-Notch, don't seem to really carry it across!  lol

Stumbled upon the thread and had a mosey, and couldn't stop myself from flicking through the pages of the thread. My favourites are probably the works you've done on the Spooky woods.

Thank you and keep up the good work.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 04/15/13: Mushrooms About Town!
Post by: DeafNala on April 15, 2013, 11:00:49 PM
Thanks MUCHO for your kind words, Legionnaire!
I'll try to keep posting interesting little thingies to keep you all amused.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 04/15/13: Mushrooms About Town!
Post by: Thantsants on April 16, 2013, 06:14:11 AM
The two big beastie boys look very thuggish roaming about town!

I can imagine that between them and the Malignant Seven they'd have things pretty much their own way...  >:D
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 04/15/13: Mushrooms About Town!
Post by: Doomhippie on April 16, 2013, 08:13:40 AM
This thread continues to amaze me. This is really bizarre and fantastic in the best possible sense. Really nice work (as I have said before and will probably never tire of saying again).  :-*
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 04/15/13: Mushrooms About Town!
Post by: Imp522 on April 16, 2013, 12:44:02 PM
Fantastic work and painting as always on these guy's. Just full of character,keep up the outstanding work.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 04/15/13: Mushrooms About Town!
Post by: DeafNala on April 16, 2013, 03:13:20 PM
You left me quite literally speechless. Thanks for all the kind & positive feedback; I draw heavily on your responses for motivation. I am delighted you are all enjoying the journey through the bizarre imaginings of this strange Old Man.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 04/15/13: Mushrooms About Town!
Post by: Jevenkah on April 26, 2013, 01:03:41 PM
Oh my goodness! This thread is unreal! I'm glad it's this huge because I'm thoroughly enjoying exploring it.

I love the Malignant Seven! So twisted and yet so (cautiously) approachable.

With a big smile on her face,
Jev
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 04/15/13: Mushrooms About Town!
Post by: DeafNala on April 26, 2013, 01:46:46 PM
Thanks, Jev! I'm glad you're enjoying your trip through the thread...considering the content, "trip" can have more than one meaning. I'm finishing up Heep's Place (Mushroom Brewery, Bar & Grill, & Bat Poop Farm) which I should inflict on you by Monday.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 04/15/13: Mushrooms About Town!
Post by: einarolafson on April 26, 2013, 01:56:29 PM
 :o :o!! They are alive!! Fantastic!!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 04/15/13: Mushrooms About Town!
Post by: aggro84 on April 26, 2013, 02:14:48 PM
My Dafnala!
You have been very busy!
A lot of wonderful stuff here.
The group shots are amazing!
 :-*
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 04/15/13: Mushrooms About Town!
Post by: DeafNala on April 26, 2013, 03:57:59 PM
Thanks for the kind words; they are appreciated!
As a reward...kind of...here's a preview shot of Heep's Place:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1608.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1608.jpg.html)

I'll be adding a couple of trees, some more mushrooms, signs, scrolls, paraphernalia, a Ferris Wheel, & the Eiffel Tower.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 04/15/13: A Preview Shot...Heep's Place
Post by: CyberAlien312 on April 26, 2013, 04:17:51 PM
Wow! That's a really nice, fantastical piece of work! I was wondering, do you also play games with your wonderful terrain pieces and figures?
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 04/15/13: A Preview Shot...Heep's Place
Post by: DeafNala on April 26, 2013, 04:48:25 PM
Thanks, Cyber! I haven't done any gaming recently, but I do solo games on the terrain when the spirit moves me.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 04/15/13: A Preview Shot...Heep's Place
Post by: Varangian on April 26, 2013, 05:46:29 PM
I love your work!

Heep's Place is pretty sweet. I think a lot of the time this sort of thing looks like the foam that makes up the layers. You did a great job of disguising it.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 04/15/13: A Preview Shot...Heep's Place
Post by: DeafNala on April 26, 2013, 07:07:50 PM
Thanks MUCHO for the kind reply, Varangian...I'm delighted you like the stuff!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 04/15/13: Mushrooms About Town!
Post by: Constable Bertrand on April 26, 2013, 11:24:17 PM
Looking amazing DeafNala!

I'll be adding ... signs, scrolls, paraphernalia, a Ferris Wheel, & the Eiffel Tower.

Of course! The Eiffel would look truly splendid. Where do you come up with this material?

Perhaps your little mushrooms could have a big clock in town to mark dinner time, pillaging time and party time, or DPP as they like to call it? ;) you could buy a cheap pocket watch movement from the evil e bay.

Cheers matt

Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 04/15/13: A Preview Shot...Heep's Place
Post by: aggro84 on April 26, 2013, 11:39:32 PM
Looks great DeafNala.
Nice work so far.
 :-*
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 04/15/13: A Preview Shot...Heep's Place
Post by: OLeary on April 27, 2013, 12:41:30 AM
This is seventeen shades of wonderful. I've never seen anything like it. And it looks like you've got my cousin Michael in here  :-*
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 04/15/13: A Preview Shot...Heep's Place
Post by: Painting Princess on April 27, 2013, 01:14:21 AM
Looks great, DeafNala! Suitably quirky, to match the mushrooms! ;)

Glad to see a full shot of this, after all those teaser pics showing the mushrooms and minimal scenery ;D
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 04/15/13: A Preview Shot...Heep's Place
Post by: Blackwolf on April 27, 2013, 01:18:50 AM
Wow, that's nice :-*
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 04/15/13: A Preview Shot...Heep's Place
Post by: FramFramson on April 27, 2013, 02:54:06 AM
Oh my, this is getting out of hand! In a good way!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 04/15/13: A Preview Shot...Heep's Place
Post by: Suber on April 27, 2013, 11:11:12 AM
Ooooooh! So nice! :o
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 04/15/13: A Preview Shot...Heep's Place
Post by: einarolafson on April 27, 2013, 11:16:00 AM
Fantastic!! The whole project is impressive!!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 04/15/13: A Preview Shot...Heep's Place
Post by: DeafNala on April 27, 2013, 03:03:28 PM
Thanks so much for all the kind replies, Guys & Gals! I was rather low on motivation & you've snapped me out of my funk.

Perhaps your little mushrooms could have a big clock in town to mark dinner time, pillaging time and party time, or DPP as they like to call it? ;) you could buy a cheap pocket watch movement from the evil e bay.

Cheers matt

I like that idea, matt. A Clock Face on O'Leery's Tower would look TERRIFICALLY STRANGE; I could add some gears & things around the place to give a general steampunky, clockwork look...my friend's mantel clock has possibilities.

And it looks like you've got my cousin Michael in here  :-*

I hope you mean Compo Heep the Dwarf; looking like one of the Mushrooms is a tragic fate.

Glad to see a full shot of this, after all those teaser pics showing the mushrooms and minimal scenery ;D

Good point, Princess. I'll make it a point to do more long shots to put everything in (a surrealistic) perspective.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 04/15/13: A Preview Shot...Heep's Place
Post by: Painting Princess on April 27, 2013, 03:10:10 PM
Good point, Princess. I'll make it a point to do more long shots to put everything in (a surrealistic) perspective.

Looking forward to it! We are missing out on seeing some great scenery! :)
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 04/15/13: A Preview Shot...Heep's Place
Post by: Thantsants on April 29, 2013, 06:08:36 PM
Heep's Place look like heap big fun  :D
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 04/15/13: A Preview Shot...Heep's Place
Post by: DeafNala on April 29, 2013, 08:37:54 PM
Thanks, Thantsants!
I've got Heep's Place just about done. Only the detailing; i.e., signs & stuff remain to be done. Once I recover from the protective finish fumes, I'll take some photos...OH WOW; THE COLORS!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 04/15/13: A Preview Shot...Heep's Place
Post by: FramFramson on April 29, 2013, 10:21:43 PM
OH WOW; THE COLORS!

I know that's what I say every time you post something new!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 04/15/13: A Preview Shot...Heep's Place
Post by: DeafNala on April 30, 2013, 03:14:23 PM
I know that's what I say every time you post something new!

Brace yourself, Fram...HERE IT COMES!

Compo Heeps's Bat Poop Farm, Mushroom Distillery, &  (In)Famously Popular Drinking Establishment is, aside from the never ending embellishments, FINISHED! In keeping with this MOMENTOUS EVENT, The Illustrious Entrepreneur, Compo Heep, conduct a Personal Tour...keeping up wind is advisable:

From a distance:
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1623.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1623.jpg.html)

The Doorman:
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1639.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1639.jpg.html)

Ascending the entry stairs(ladder):
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1640.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1640.jpg.html)

To the Main Entrance:
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1630.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1630.jpg.html)
A Variety of Mushroom (idea "borrowed" from Fanticide):
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1631.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1631.jpg.html)

The Upper Level:
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1633.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1633.jpg.html)
And Roof:
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1634.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1634.jpg.html)

In the Caves:
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1622.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1622.jpg.html)
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1620.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1620.jpg.html)
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1619.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1619.jpg.html)
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1614.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1614.jpg.html)

By the Bat Cave of Endless Soil Enrichment:
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1627.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1627.jpg.html)
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1624.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1624.jpg.html)
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1629.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1629.jpg.html)
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1636.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1636.jpg.html)

As always your kind commentary is requested.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 04/30/13: A Guided Tour of Heep's Place
Post by: CyberAlien312 on April 30, 2013, 03:31:55 PM
Nice, I like that cave. Those last pictures are the best though, that forest is amazing!  :o
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 04/30/13: A Guided Tour of Heep's Place
Post by: FramFramson on April 30, 2013, 03:56:17 PM
 o_o

 ...that is all!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 04/30/13: A Guided Tour of Heep's Place
Post by: DeafNala on April 30, 2013, 07:13:58 PM
Thanks for the positive feedback, Guys!

Those last pictures are the best though, that forest is amazing!  :o

The next board will lead from this one through The Spooky Woods; hopefully you'll enjoy that one also.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 04/30/13: A Guided Tour of Heep's Place
Post by: Mason on April 30, 2013, 09:05:30 PM
Absolutely stunning, mate.
Just sublime!
 :-* :-* :-*

As for that grass: I have seen ornamental gardens with a less lush lawn.
LOVERLEY!
 :-*

Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 04/30/13: A Guided Tour of Heep's Place
Post by: DeafNala on April 30, 2013, 09:35:25 PM
Thanks MUCHO, Paul...glad you like it!

The greenery might be a bit much, but I figure there's lots of soil enrichment going on here...mostly I have a tendency to get carried away with things.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 04/30/13: A Guided Tour of Heep's Place
Post by: Painting Princess on April 30, 2013, 10:30:18 PM
Fantastic! I love the Compo Heep dwarf!! :-*
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 04/30/13: A Guided Tour of Heep's Place
Post by: DeafNala on April 30, 2013, 10:49:32 PM
Thanks, Princess...I'm delighted you like it!

Compo is a Beaumont mini from Armorcast: Dungsley Poohsbury-Dwarven Gong Farmer:

http://armorcast.com/store/product_info.php?cPath=116_73&products_id=342

I rather like my name better.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 04/30/13: A Guided Tour of Heep's Place
Post by: Blackwolf on April 30, 2013, 10:54:51 PM
Lovely,lovely,an inspiration for my own terrain :) I like the late 19th century feel to your stuff,if you know what I mean ;)
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 04/30/13: A Guided Tour of Heep's Place
Post by: Painting Princess on April 30, 2013, 11:54:26 PM
Thanks, Princess...I'm delighted you like it!

Compo is a Beaumont mini from Armorcast: Dungsley Poohsbury-Dwarven Gong Farmer:

http://armorcast.com/store/product_info.php?cPath=116_73&products_id=342

I rather like my name better.

Yes, the name is rather long-winded, isn't it? He's a funny chap, and your paint job really brings out his character!

Thanks for the link ... might get me one of those! :)
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 04/30/13: A Guided Tour of Heep's Place
Post by: aggro84 on May 01, 2013, 12:27:58 AM
Very cool DeafNala!
I love all of the little details!
 :-*
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 04/30/13: A Guided Tour of Heep's Place
Post by: Teshub on May 01, 2013, 01:01:18 AM
Wonderful, original stuff here, please do keep getting 'carried away' as I am loving all your shroom inspired scenery.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 04/30/13: A Guided Tour of Heep's Place
Post by: Jevenkah on May 01, 2013, 01:24:50 AM
Oh...my...gosh... I made myself wait half the day to take the tour until I could follow along on my monitor instead of laptop and boy was it worth the wait!

The colors, the shrooms, the smallest of details, the bark on the tree that looks perfect for climbing (if one wasn't afraid of what the tree might do) everything blends or compliments something else. It seemingly has a life-force in the pictures. It's definitely the sort of board I'd be afraid of little beasties jumping out of when I wasn't looking.

Awesome!
Jev
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 04/30/13: A Guided Tour of Heep's Place
Post by: Damien on May 01, 2013, 02:20:49 AM
The terrain is fantastic and reminds me of a certain mushroom induced...trip that I once took  :D  I especially like (mini wise) Mr. Compo Heep.


I hope this thread never ends,
 Damien
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 04/30/13: A Guided Tour of Heep's Place
Post by: DeafNala on May 01, 2013, 03:27:29 PM
Thanks, my Fellow L.A.Fers, for taking the time to leave your kind comments...I think I'm becoming addicted to all the positive feed back.

Lovely,lovely,an inspiration for my own terrain :) I like the late 19th century feel to your stuff,if you know what I mean ;)

I do indeed. I add some steam punk to much of my stuff. The Faerie Folk & Creatures of Lore adapt to the "progress" of Mankind. The "progress" remains while I go forward & back time wise with Mankind...if that makes any sense.

Thanks for the link ... might get me one of those! :)

I have a couple of Ginfritter's minis & they were all very enjoyable to paint. He captures quite a bit of character & charm in each piece.

I love all of the little details!
 :-*

The details are, for moi, The Most Enjoyable part of doing terrain. I'm glad you like the effect.

Wonderful, original stuff here, please do keep getting 'carried away' as I am loving all your shroom inspired scenery.

I'll endeavor to keep putting my strange take on Fantasy up, at least until they try to pry the paint brush from the cold, dead fingers...just let them try.

It's definitely the sort of board I'd be afraid of little beasties jumping out of when I wasn't looking.

There was a belligerent little spider occupying the Cave who I had to coax into leaving...the nasty little bugger seems happier in the bathroom window however.

The terrain is fantastic and reminds me of a certain mushroom induced...trip that I once took.

As a Child of the '60s, I can identify.

I hope this thread never ends,
 Damien

As here; immortality has a certain charm to it.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 04/30/13: A Guided Tour of Heep's Place
Post by: Imp522 on May 01, 2013, 03:43:11 PM
Looking good, Shrooms are just plain awesome.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 04/30/13: A Guided Tour of Heep's Place
Post by: DeafNala on May 01, 2013, 04:04:45 PM
Thanks, Imp! I've become a Fungus Fellow I suppose...glad you're enjoying it.
I'm getting psyched up for the next sections of Spooky Woods. All the motivation I received should power me along nicely.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 04/30/13: A Guided Tour of Heep's Place
Post by: einarolafson on May 01, 2013, 09:37:46 PM
Thanks for the tour!! Very creepy and fun at the same time!! lol lol
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 04/30/13: A Guided Tour of Heep's Place
Post by: DeafNala on May 01, 2013, 10:46:48 PM
Thanks, einarolafson; glad you enjoyed the Tour! It's rather like a Fun House.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 04/30/13: A Guided Tour of Heep's Place
Post by: OLeary on May 10, 2013, 09:53:48 PM
I have relocated your thread at last! Your sense of play and colour are something I can relate too. And I did look at your mushrooms. They are most magical. To have one of those would be quite a treat  ;) ;)
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 04/30/13: A Guided Tour of Heep's Place
Post by: Gun bunny on May 11, 2013, 12:06:28 AM
SO AWE$SOME ...again.  :)
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 04/30/13: A Guided Tour of Heep's Place
Post by: Dr. The Viking on May 11, 2013, 07:20:05 AM
Wooooooaw!!!

That overview shot is just fantastic. Great work mate!


Your stuff deserves a photo OP and a 10 page article cover story (including a center fold spread) in a coloured wargames magazine!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 04/30/13: A Guided Tour of Heep's Place
Post by: DeafNala on May 11, 2013, 01:15:27 PM
WOW! Thanks for all the unexpected, kind comments. You just got me psyched for the day!

I have relocated your thread at last! Your sense of play and colour are something I can relate too.

I'm in it for the pure fun of it all...it's part of the Crazy Old Man Thing.

And I did look at your mushrooms. They are most magical. To have one of those would be quite a treat  ;) ;)

You can have more than one if you'd like...they're small...& vicious.

SO AWE$SOME ...again.  :)

Thanks, Gun bunny! I love your Nom de Forum; if I could sculpt well enough, I'd do a Gunslinger Rabbit in your honor...or blame, depending on how it turned out.

Wooooooaw!!!

That overview shot is just fantastic. Great work mate!


Your stuff deserves a photo OP and a 10 page article cover story (including a center fold spread) in a coloured wargames magazine!

Thanks, Doc! I'm a fan of your brand of craziness also.

On the article, I still owe Matakishi an article for his Tea House. I've developed the blank page syndrome whenever I've attempted it.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 04/30/13: A Guided Tour of Heep's Place
Post by: OLeary on May 11, 2013, 02:02:00 PM
Quote
You can have more than one if you'd like...they're small...& vicious.
Quote

Then they are very much like me    :) :) If you're serious about sending me some, PM me. Thank you!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 04/30/13: A Guided Tour of Heep's Place
Post by: DeafNala on May 11, 2013, 02:22:57 PM
While I try to avoid being serious, this time I am. P.M. sent...& you're quite welcome!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 04/30/13: A Guided Tour of Heep's Place
Post by: OLeary on May 11, 2013, 06:15:35 PM
Got and replied  :D :D :D
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 04/30/13: A Guided Tour of Heep's Place
Post by: pocoloco on May 13, 2013, 08:03:45 AM
What a wonderful place, that Heep's!  :-*

How do you get such vibrant colours out of the black undercoat, second undercoat of some off-white etc?

Do show us more soon!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 04/30/13: A Guided Tour of Heep's Place
Post by: DeafNala on May 13, 2013, 12:55:01 PM
What a wonderful place, that Heep's!  :-*

How do you get such vibrant colours out of the black undercoat, second undercoat of some off-white etc?

Do show us more soon!

Thanks for the kind reply, popoloco!

I do a thin black undercoat & then a white dry brush over the black. I do this on both my minis & terrain. I find this both increases the depth of color in recessed areas & aids in giving a brightness to the highlights. A major plus for moi, is that prepping like this makes it easier for my Old Eyes to pick out the details.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 04/30/13: A Guided Tour of Heep's Place
Post by: pocoloco on May 13, 2013, 01:02:01 PM
Many thanks for the tip good Sir, will have to brave and try it sometime. I saw in another thread that second board is forming up rather nicely?
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 04/30/13: A Guided Tour of Heep's Place
Post by: DeafNala on May 13, 2013, 02:13:42 PM
Many thanks for the tip good Sir, will have to brave and try it sometime.

Good for you! Trying something new is one of those things that set-in-our-ways painters find extremely difficult & resist with bloody minded tenacity. I salute you!

I saw in another thread that second board is forming up rather nicely?

I did post a couple of W.I.P. shots in Jevenkah's War Games Table Top thread:

http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?board=18.0

It was a "show me your hills & I'll show you mine" challenge. I've made some small progress since those photos. SO, since you asked & as a reward for thinking of braving a new painting method, here are some updated photos:

The Overview with Heep's Place to the left:
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1688.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1688.jpg.html)

A Vultures eye view:
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1689.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1689.jpg.html)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1691.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1691.jpg.html)

There you go!
Your kind comments & critiques would be appreciated as always.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 05/13/13: A Spooky Woods Update
Post by: pocoloco on May 13, 2013, 03:00:03 PM
Boards look great together, how many there will be in total?

And those trees are wonderful, are all of them scratch built?
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 05/13/13: A Spooky Woods Update
Post by: Mason on May 13, 2013, 03:06:26 PM
 :o :o :o

Stunning, Mr Technicolour, simply stunning!

 :-* :-* :-*

Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 05/13/13: A Spooky Woods Update
Post by: DeafNala on May 13, 2013, 03:23:52 PM
Thank you for the kind comments, Gentlemen!

The trees that are in full leaf are scratch built; those sans foliage & sporting faces are live oak & pecan bark with scratch built branches et al...God takes most of the credit for the craftsmanship.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 05/13/13: A Spooky Woods Update
Post by: CyberAlien312 on May 13, 2013, 05:09:31 PM
Oh wow, stunning work! 8) I love the detail on the cobblestone road, it must have been an awful lot of work making it...
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 05/13/13: A Spooky Woods Update
Post by: DeafNala on May 13, 2013, 05:54:27 PM
Oh wow, stunning work! 8) I love the detail on the cobblestone road, it must have been an awful lot of work making it...

I'm delighted you like it & took the time to say so.
I figure that the road took about an hour: 45 mins. to draw the stones & 15 mins. for my hand to uncramp.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 05/13/13: A Spooky Woods Update
Post by: Za Zjurman on May 13, 2013, 06:19:22 PM
 :o beautiful and spooky at the same time. Loving it big time. keep up the nice work.

Regards,
Za
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 05/13/13: A Spooky Woods Update
Post by: DeafNala on May 13, 2013, 07:51:25 PM
Thanks MUCHO for the kind words, Za Jjurman!
On a mutual admiration thingy: that is one VERY COOL Avatar, Za!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 05/13/13: A Spooky Woods Update
Post by: Za Zjurman on May 13, 2013, 08:03:52 PM
Thanks, the Avatar is a dunger sculpted by Curtis from Ramshackle Games.
http://www.ramshacklegames.co.uk (http://www.ramshacklegames.co.uk)

You can find more painted dungers here (blatant self promotion  :D)
http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=40226.0  (http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=40226.0)

Regards,
Za
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 05/13/13: A Spooky Woods Update
Post by: aggro84 on May 13, 2013, 11:53:02 PM
Your terrain looks even better all assembled together for some group shots!
Very nice DeafNala!
 :-*
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 05/13/13: A Spooky Woods Update
Post by: OLeary on May 14, 2013, 02:21:45 AM
I did so those picks on her thread and you've already made this much progress.  Where to even begin with all this eye candy. The faces on the trees, the cobblestones are all spectacular  :-* :-*

Would you mind giving us a good pic of what you've got built on that ledge? That looks most intriguing  :D :D
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 05/13/13: A Spooky Woods Update
Post by: Constable Bertrand on May 14, 2013, 08:19:20 AM
 :o  :o  :o

By the power of Grey Skull! That is one epic table!  o_o

Fantastic work DeafNala. Lovely scenery, that would be a joy to adventure through, if you survived the local flora.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 05/13/13: A Spooky Woods Update
Post by: dijit on May 14, 2013, 11:11:17 AM
Stunning stuff. It's been a joy to watch this project unfold.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 05/13/13: A Spooky Woods Update
Post by: DeafNala on May 14, 2013, 01:40:24 PM
Thank you all for your kind words & much appreciated encouragement!

Thanks, the Avatar is a dunger sculpted by Curtis from Ramshackle Games.
http://www.ramshacklegames.co.uk (http://www.ramshacklegames.co.uk)

You can find more painted dungers here (blatant self promotion  :D)
http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=40226.0  (http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=40226.0)

Regards,
Za

THANKS! I knew I saw them someplace, but damned if I could remember where..."blatant self promotion" is encouraged when the stuff is THAT COOL.


Your terrain looks even better all assembled together for some group shots!
Very nice DeafNala!
 :-*

Getting the stuff I had already made to work together proved to be less of a challenge than I thought. I've exhaust most of the pieces I had accumulated; SO there will be new stuff in the works...OH BABY!

:o  :o  :o

By the power of Grey Skull! That is one epic table!  o_o

Fantastic work DeafNala. Lovely scenery, that would be a joy to adventure through, if you survived the local flora.
Stunning stuff. It's been a joy to watch this project unfold.

I've started visualizing the next two board & how they'll hook up with the Isles of Langerhans...& the Goblin City.
I'm shooting for a solo game or two during All Star Break...or possibly after the World Series.

Would you mind giving us a good pic of what you've got built on that ledge? That looks most intriguing  :D :D

No problem; I have photos of most all the stuff prior to the glue down..."glue down" started the Theme from The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly playing through my head. I hope I'm getting the one you want; this is the Big One on the foreground hill:

With the Little Guy on the far right by the road:
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0257.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0257.jpg.html)
The All Seeing Eye:
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0264.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0264.jpg.html)
The Faces:
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0263.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0263.jpg.html)
With the Little Guy again & Van Halfling for size comparison..or something like that:
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0265.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0265.jpg.html)
The Glowing Brain or Weird Stone Lump depending on your point of view:
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0256.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0256.jpg.html)
AND, so we don't hurt his feelings, The Little Guy:
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0259.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0259.jpg.html)
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0260.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0260.jpg.html)

Thanks once more for all the kind comments...VERY MOTIVATING STUFF!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 05/13/13: A Spooky Woods Update
Post by: OLeary on May 14, 2013, 02:24:56 PM
"Jeepers creepers, where'd you get those peepers, jeepers creepers where'd you get those eyes". You know the song, yes. :o :o :o Fantastic work again  :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 05/13/13: A Spooky Woods Update
Post by: DeafNala on May 14, 2013, 02:52:30 PM
AAAAAAARRRRRRRRGGGGGHHH! Now that song is embedded in my mind...such as it is! Be that as it may, the "eyes" are various size beads. I'm not sure where I got the idea, but, if it's not "an original", I am deeply indebted to whoever I stole it from. The beads (I know I've said this before, but repeating myself is part of the Crazy Old Man mystique) for some reason or other, probably the hole, seem to follow the viewer around adding to the generally creepy feeling engendered.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 05/13/13: A Spooky Woods Update
Post by: Garanhir on May 14, 2013, 10:32:51 PM
This isn't a group of boards. This is a sculpture, a work of art. The environment is like a wondrous but unsettling dream, one that disturbs you with unformed yearnings through the day while you try to concentrate on work. It makes me want to wander its strangeness.

You are an accomplished artist.

I even like the fact that the name Compo just makes me think of Last of the Summer Wine . I can just imagine Sid and Ivy arguing in there, and dear old Wally sneaking in for a quick pint while Nora's back's turned.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 05/13/13: A Spooky Woods Update
Post by: DeafNala on May 15, 2013, 01:05:59 PM
Thanks MUCHO for your very kind reply, Garanhir. The Project has taken on a life  of its own...a rather disturbingly funny one. It's a strange view of all the things I've enjoyed about miniature, games, movies, cartoons, & art all lumped together in a single, surrealistic lumpy Dream...or Nightmare depending on your sensibilities & point of view. This doesn't mean it or I should be taken all that seriously...I'm glad you are enjoying it.

Thanks also for the Last of the Summer Wine reference. I wasn't familiar with the show; SO I looked it up...it sounded like my type of sitcom. I'm sorry I missed it.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 05/13/13: A Spooky Woods Update
Post by: Mason on May 15, 2013, 01:47:44 PM
 :o

The Brain in the Tree!

Help!!!
 :o


Lovely as usual, my friend.
 :-*



Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 05/13/13: A Spooky Woods Update
Post by: DeafNala on May 15, 2013, 02:19:58 PM
:o

The Brain in the Tree!

Help!!!
 :o

It does have a B Horror Movie feel to it...The Tree That Ate Sheboygan. It's actually a Hazelnut...part of Mom Nature's contribution to The Project.

Lovely as usual, my friend.
 :-*

Thanks, Amigo...I can always count on a kind word from you.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 05/13/13: A Spooky Woods Update
Post by: OLeary on May 15, 2013, 05:50:14 PM
The idea for the use of the beads has just been passed on. I've got some cool dried seed pods that I collected from my gardens last year and I'm going to do some of those eyes up and pop them in. Thanks for passing the tip on  :D :D :D
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 05/13/13: A Spooky Woods Update
Post by: DeafNala on May 15, 2013, 08:34:11 PM
You're welcome, Amiga...glad to be of some small service.
I really should make it point to mention the component parts in things I scratch build, When I was learning the craft, the Guys with the know-how seem determined to take their secrets to the grave; as such, I'm more than willing to pass it along...damn I'm a sport.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 05/13/13: A Spooky Woods Update
Post by: Doomhippie on May 15, 2013, 08:40:39 PM
You certainly are.

Your Project continues to amaze me. The bewitching weirdness is really something to look at, enjoy and get completely lost in. "What a wonderful world..."
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 05/13/13: A Spooky Woods Update
Post by: DeafNala on May 16, 2013, 12:15:27 AM
Thanks for the VERY kind words, Doomhippie. I hope I can continue the bewitching effect...that was a charming way of describing my work. Today was lost in a supply run to Austin, but I hope to start the painting on the Spooky Woods tomorrow.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 05/13/13: A Spooky Woods Update
Post by: Jevenkah on May 16, 2013, 09:34:41 PM
Awesome!
The trees that are in full leaf are scratch built; those sans foliage & sporting faces are live oak & pecan bark with scratch built branches et al...God takes most of the credit for the craftsmanship.

Apparently, there's no substitute for the real thing! Looking verrrrrrrrrry spooky. And thank you for sharing what your secrets are :)

Nice hills ;)

Jevenkah
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 05/13/13: A Spooky Woods Update
Post by: Painting Princess on May 16, 2013, 10:17:58 PM
AMAZING detail in these latest pics! I'm stunned at how you manage to put yes everywhere and make it look like they should really be there ... :-*

"Of course trees have eyes, didn't you know?" ;)

Nice work!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 05/13/13: A Spooky Woods Update
Post by: DeafNala on May 16, 2013, 10:40:57 PM
Thanks for the kind commentary!

And thank you for sharing what your secrets are :)

You're most welcome. If you need any "how to" info & I forget to supply it, feel free to ask.

Nice hills ;)
Jevenkah

OOPS! I forgot to let you know the Beasty was updated. Sorry about that!

"Of course trees have eyes, didn't you know?" ;)

There's a Pecan Tree out in back of our place that actually looks like it has eyes...on stalks. I'll have to try to get a photo of it/him/her/whatever.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 05/13/13: A Spooky Woods Update
Post by: pocoloco on May 17, 2013, 04:41:41 AM
There's a Pecan Tree out in back of our place that actually looks like it has eyes...on stalks. I'll have to try to get a photo of it/him/her/whatever.

Any chance of getting a sapling from it/him/her/whatever and start growing/nurturing the sapling as a bonsai tree? :)
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 05/13/13: A Spooky Woods Update
Post by: DeafNala on May 17, 2013, 11:01:59 AM
Any chance of getting a sapling from it/him/her/whatever and start growing/nurturing the sapling as a bonsai tree? :)

That might be in the realm of possibilities for some Folk, but I have a Black Thumb. Any form of flora that's left in my care will wither & die in short order. I actually once killed an artificial plant; i.e, it was tragically left in the line of fire of the steaming tea kettle...I always figured that tea was no good for you.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 05/13/13: A Spooky Woods Update
Post by: pocoloco on May 17, 2013, 11:18:14 AM
That might be in the realm of possibilities for some Folk, but I have a Black Thumb. Any form of flora that's left in my care will wither & die in short order. I actually once killed an artificial plant; i.e, it was tragically left in the line of fire of the steaming tea kettle...I always figured that tea was no good for you.

That's quite an achievement there Sir, I do confess that I chuckled a bit :) But I have same sympton of blackthumbness myself... I managed to kill all the cacti that I used to have times ago... nowaydays everything flora related is only done under a tight scrutiny and survaillance of She Who Must Be Obeyed :D
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 05/13/13: A Spooky Woods Update
Post by: Doomhippie on May 17, 2013, 12:30:01 PM
That might be in the realm of possibilities for some Folk, but I have a Black Thumb. Any form of flora that's left in my care will wither & die in short order. I actually once killed an artificial plant; i.e, it was tragically left in the line of fire of the steaming tea kettle...I always figured that tea was no good for you.

 lol lol lol

Great! Well, my feeling about plants is basically let them grow under the conditions around. If they manage cool, if not I don't shed a tear.

Does your eye-stalk tree move around at night when nobody's watching? Sounds a bit like that...
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 05/21/13: Spooky Woods #1 Mostly Done
Post by: DeafNala on May 21, 2013, 05:31:05 PM
The first of a couple of Spooky Woods Boards is mostly done...there's always something to add. OH BABY!
To celebrate the Joyous Occasion,  HERE  FOR YOUR EDIFICATION & ENTERTAINMENT ARE A GALLERY OF TRULY MEDIOCRE PHOTOS OF NO PARTICULAR ARTISTIC WORTH:

Combo Heep was here just a moment ago to show you around...Oh Well:
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1696.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1696.jpg.html)

The Long View:
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1693.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1693.jpg.html)

It's a Long, Long Road...
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1708.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1708.jpg.html)
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1702.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1702.jpg.html)
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1694.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1694.jpg.html)
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1697.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1697.jpg.html)

Some Vulture Views:
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1700.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1700.jpg.html)
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1703.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1703.jpg.html)
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1704.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1704.jpg.html)
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1705.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1705.jpg.html)

Tomorrow, unless you object strenuously enough, I'll try to post some closeups.
In the interim, your kind commentary is once more requested. 
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 05/21/13: Spooky Woods #1 Mostly Done
Post by: southheaven on May 21, 2013, 06:30:42 PM
This is so disturbingly awesome!!! :-*
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 05/21/13: Spooky Woods #1 Mostly Done
Post by: ink the troll on May 21, 2013, 06:41:37 PM
The tree in the last pic looks as if it just had gleefully rubbed its hands, thinking "Omnomnom, tashty shrooms, I'sh gonna pick thish one an' thish one. Tashty, tashty." I'm not quite sure why, but that particular tree just looks as if it's thinking voice had a funny accent.
Your pics always make me think, if Brothers Grimm teamed up with Dali to form a company offering their services as gardening & landscaping designers the results might be similar.
Some of the pics almost have a strange nostalgic quality but at the same time look a bit like postcards send out of somebody's daydreams, eerie and charming at the same time. The fourth and fifth pic in particular.

Btw even if the comment(s) might sound a little odd, I do mean what I say as compliment.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 05/21/13: Spooky Woods #1 Mostly Done
Post by: M.P. on May 21, 2013, 06:42:20 PM
Your truly an artist, I admire your work :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 05/21/13: Spooky Woods #1 Mostly Done
Post by: Za Zjurman on May 21, 2013, 07:19:00 PM
This is so disturbingly awesome!!! :-*

This

Your truly an artist, I admire your work :-* :-* :-*

And this.

Utterly brilliant

Regards,
Za
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 05/21/13: Spooky Woods #1 Mostly Done
Post by: DeafNala on May 21, 2013, 08:03:16 PM
Thanks for an overwhelming response, Guys...I'm speechless...more or less. Receiving such positive reactions is VERY motivating. I'll try to justify your praise with more strange pieces.

@ink the troll: I also imagine the various faces have distinctive voices/accents...Peter Lorre, Boris Karloff, Marty Feldman, & Groucho Marx are among the list. At least I hope I'm imagining the voices.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 05/21/13: Spooky Woods #1 Mostly Done
Post by: Doomhippie on May 21, 2013, 08:42:31 PM
What ink said: it reminds me of some extremely weird fairy tale wood. Now just imagine Little Red Riding Hood in between... Okay, maybe not quite so Little anymore and me being one of those trees with eyes and then I can move and grab her and do all kinds of weird things... SNAP OUT OF IT!  lol
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 05/21/13: Spooky Woods #1 Mostly Done
Post by: Mason on May 21, 2013, 08:50:05 PM
Stunning, Al.
Simply stunning!
 :-* :-*

And that last tree is just DAMNED SCARY!
 8)

Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 05/21/13: Spooky Woods #1 Mostly Done
Post by: DeafNala on May 21, 2013, 09:35:26 PM
Thanks for YET MORE kind words, Guys. They are most definitely appreciated!

What ink said: it reminds me of some extremely weird fairy tale wood. Now just imagine Little Red Riding Hood in between...

Now this is my idea of Red the Riding Hood:

(http://www.coolminiornot.com/shop/media/catalog/product/t/o/tow100002)

Nice to see we're on the same page.

And that last tree is just DAMNED SCARY!
 8)

I don't think you'd find too many people spreading their picnic blanket under his branches...that might be am interesting vignette though.
Here's a more front on photo:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0244.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN0244.jpg.html)

Still pretty scary. I think it's the eyes.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 05/21/13: Spooky Woods #1 Mostly Done
Post by: OLeary on May 21, 2013, 11:23:42 PM
Look at all those faces  :o :o :o You've got them climbing up the trees and even on top. Marvelous.  :-* :-*

This is delightful and it is more true to the tales of the Brothers Grimm than anything Disney made. The world of the Fae is deadly and not to be trifled with. You've caught the true essence of Faerie Tales here.  :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 05/21/13: Spooky Woods #1 Mostly Done
Post by: Constable Bertrand on May 22, 2013, 12:19:29 AM
DeafNala,  :o  :-* that ent like tree is fantastic, the branches are so grotesque and distorted. The whole thing eminates 'spooky'

Are you going to put in large mutant spiders or faye spirits? Perhaps they are scared of the mushrooms!  lol hahaha

I am really unsure how anyone would 'play' on this board of yours, it is more of a diorama than a playable surface. Does every player have to take a fear test each turn? Is every step dangerous terrain?

"you broke your leg on a tree root that wasnt there before"
"you died walking through a cloud of mushroom spores"
"A mushroom landed on your head, and ate your face off"

Have you had a game on parts of it so far? If so could you post or link a few 'in game' pictures?

Cheers
Matt
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 05/21/13: Spooky Woods #1 Mostly Done
Post by: pocoloco on May 22, 2013, 04:47:48 AM
Besides all the praise that has been already said about your terrain making and painting skills I would take the opportunity also give merit to your photography DeafNala, I just love how you have used the lightning in the pics about the Spooky Woods #1 (I take it there's more to come if this is just #1? If yes, then excellent news for us :D ), brings the scenery truly alive. Much kudos to you Sir.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 05/21/13: Spooky Woods #1 Mostly Done
Post by: Suber on May 22, 2013, 07:29:38 AM
Pocoloco is right too :).
I bear such admiration for all your work, the way you have built this environment up and how it has become much, much more than the mere addition of elements. Don't want to repeat what others have already told you, so I'll just say that I find your work enormously original, a true source of inspiration.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 05/21/13: Spooky Woods #1 Mostly Done
Post by: DeafNala on May 22, 2013, 02:40:03 PM
Thank you One & All for your overwhelmingly kind remarks. I am most grateful for & humbled by them all. I'll do my utmost to live up to them...at least the ones that aren't too difficult.

This is delightful and it is more true to the tales of the Brothers Grimm than anything Disney made. The world of the Fae is deadly and not to be trifled with. You've caught the true essence of Faerie Tales here.  :-* :-* :-*

Faerie Tales like Clowns are really scary things...especially if you venture into the Seelie Courts/Sidhe. My stuff tends to hang between charming & creepy; it's a reflection of all the tales, fantasy or not, that have shaped my admittedly strange imagination over a lot of years. I hope you continue to enjoy "The Tale" as it unfolds.

Have you had a game on parts of it so far? If so could you post or link a few 'in game' pictures?

I haven't gamed on the new boards yet, Matt. When I do, it will probably be a solo affair...SO Battle Reports, stories, & photos will be features.

Besides all the praise that has been already said about your terrain making and painting skills I would take the opportunity also give merit to your photography DeafNala, I just love how you have used the lightning in the pics about the Spooky Woods #1 (I take it there's more to come if this is just #1? If yes, then excellent news for us :D ), brings the scenery truly alive. Much kudos to you Sir.

I'm afraid that when my photos turn out cool it's mostly a serendipitous accident...of course, I'm still perfectly agreeable with taking the credit for them.
There will hopefully be several more boards: two more Spooky Woods that will be the same size as Heep's Place & SW1, a couple with the Swamp & Isles of Langerhan, the Goblin City, & some Graveyard Thingies.

I'll just say that I find your work enormously original, a true source of inspiration.

Thanks, Suber...being an inspiration is the ultimate compliment for any creative person...& me too.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 05/21/13: Spooky Woods #1 Mostly Done
Post by: Jevenkah on May 22, 2013, 03:02:00 PM
I finally figured out why those twisted mushroom fellows creep me out: their faces are much more like I imagined C.S. Lewis' monopods when I was very young and reading the Chronicles at night. Those things freaked me out for the longest time!

What do you use for the red dirt? (I think I might know the answer to this but had to ask...)

And we can't wait for more!
Jevenkah
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 05/21/13: Spooky Woods #1 Mostly Done
Post by: DeafNala on May 22, 2013, 08:55:50 PM
Thanks, Jevenkah!

I finally figured out why those twisted mushroom fellows creep me out: their faces are much more like I imagined C.S. Lewis' monopods when I was very young and reading the Chronicles at night. Those things freaked me out for the longest time!

There is something about my little horrors that conjures up memories...pleasant or not. A lot of the early comments suggested a Labyrinth connection; Alice in Wonderland had a few mention as well, along the Brothers Grimm. Mentioning my Thingies with any of them is an honor.

What do you use for the red dirt? (I think I might know the answer to this but had to ask...)

I use the floral sand from Michael's (beach sand brings along possible flea infestation). I glue it down with (Aleene's) tacky glue thinned out with water. It's then painted with a mix of Americana Heritage Brick & Georgia Clay; drybrushed with Ceramcoat Terra Cotta & finally Americana Honey Brown...it's somewhat less red in reality.

And we can't wait for more!
Jevenkah

I hope not to keep you waiting for long...you might lose interest.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 05/13/13: A Spooky Woods Update
Post by: Painting Princess on May 23, 2013, 05:21:32 AM
There's a Pecan Tree out in back of our place that actually looks like it has eyes...on stalks. I'll have to try to get a photo of it/him/her/whatever.

Yes, definitely get a picture!

The board is just BRILLIANT! It's not even finished yet ... can't wait to see all of it finished, in all it's glory ;) I like the wobbly chimney haha - I'm a sucker for little, interesting details.

The mushrooms are creepily comical ...

I have the "Alice in Steamland" and "Expedition to Wonderland" packs from LAM and want to eventually make a small "Wonderland" board with giant plants and creepy trees (another project on my list, that will probably not get started ANY time soon! ;D) ... thanks for some great ideas!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 05/21/13: Spooky Woods #1 Mostly Done
Post by: DeafNala on May 23, 2013, 12:32:39 PM
Thanks, Princess, & congratulations: you're the first one to notice the new chimney on Heep's Place. I'm delighted you are enjoying The Project...sounds like part of a slum...appropriate.

When you get up the motivation, do give the Wonderland Board a try. It will make a GREAT background for photographing your pieces & all sorts of ideas for new ones. I found this thread inspiring...you might also (caveat:the first photo is missing, but the rest of them are still there):

http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=15892.0

Cool, eh?!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 05/23/13: The Hunter in The Woods & The Tree
Post by: DeafNala on May 23, 2013, 02:22:09 PM
As promised, or threatened if you prefer, I have the first photos of a Group of Hunters braving the Perils of the Spooky Woods...it really should have a proper name...like Spooky Woods in German...names in German seem to sound ominous for some reason or other.

Zooming in on The Hunters entering The Woods:
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1729.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1729.jpg.html)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1731.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1731.jpg.html)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1732.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1732.jpg.html)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1727.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1727.jpg.html)

Bringing up the rear has dangers of its own:
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1726.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1726.jpg.html)

Last seen leaving The Road:
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1720.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1720.jpg.html)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1721.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1721.jpg.html)

AND A L.A.F. EXCLUSIVE...THE TREE:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1717.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1717.jpg.html)

I think that The Woods may prove to be a major source of entertainment...at least for moi. That aside, your kind comments would be most welcome..or you can break an Old Man's heart.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 05/23/13: The Hunter in The Woods & The Tree
Post by: CyberAlien312 on May 23, 2013, 02:35:56 PM
Those miniatures look nice - and they certainly fit in your terrain. I also really like the spooky look of the wood.  :)
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 05/23/13: The Hunter in The Woods & The Tree
Post by: Mason on May 23, 2013, 02:38:20 PM
A great set of pictures, Al.
They certainly tell a very evocative story.
 :-*


As for that spooky tree:  :o :o :o

If that is at the bottom of the garden, it is no surprise that your fevered imagination comes up with what it does.
 ;)

Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 05/23/13: The Hunter in The Woods & The Tree
Post by: DeafNala on May 23, 2013, 02:59:25 PM
Thanks for the kind comments, Guys! The enthusiastic responses I've received are a constant source of motivation & delight for moi.

As for that spooky tree:  :o :o :o

If that is at the bottom of the garden, it is no surprise that your fevered imagination comes up with what it does.
 ;)

Actually, although it's my favorite, The House is surrounded be a grove of equally bizarre trees; mostly Pecans & the occasional Living Oak. They all sport some truly twisted shapes & oft times gravity defying branches. All in all, its a rather homey atmosphere for moi...The Trees try to disassociate themselves from moi whenever possible however.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 05/23/13: The Hunter in The Woods & The Tree
Post by: FramFramson on May 23, 2013, 03:05:33 PM
I don't know what "spooky" would translate to in German, but "Scary forest" would be "beängstigendwald"
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 05/23/13: The Hunter in The Woods & The Tree
Post by: DeafNala on May 23, 2013, 03:26:03 PM
Thanks, Fram! I hope I don't offend any of the Forum Folk with the sinister sounding German remark. I once asked for a translation of Fluffy; in German, it sounded like a fine name for a Hell Hound.
One of the Fellows from the Death Squad Forum gave me these:

Quote from: Gatlag Stonetooth
Der Dunkle wald
Der Unheimliche Wald
Der Gruseligen Wald

A few simple examples to prove you're right: in German it sounds scary as hell!   :o

Each language has its own charms for Folks that don't speak or understand it.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 05/23/13: The Hunter in The Woods & The Tree
Post by: Mason on May 23, 2013, 03:33:35 PM
Lisnin to wot some o dem kids and ting round ere is sayin', like, it nuff scares me to fink wot is called English and shit dese days....innit!

Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 05/23/13: The Hunter in The Woods & The Tree
Post by: DeafNala on May 23, 2013, 03:45:59 PM
Lisnin to wot some o dem kids and ting round ere is sayin', like, it nuff scares me to fink wot is called English and shit dese days....innit!

What Shaw said about the English & Americans could be used to refer to the difference in generations also: "We are two people separated by a common language."

The aforementioned Gatlag & I were also discussing how wonderful Morheim characters sound with names that are or sound German. I had one particularly rotund Hero who I named Otto Von Kummerspeck. Kummerspeck refers to weight gained from emotional distress; the literal translation is "grief bacon". German is a wonderful language.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 05/23/13: The Hunter in The Woods & The Tree
Post by: Jevenkah on May 23, 2013, 04:58:22 PM
Dang, if anyone could scare the trees in the Spooky Wood, it would have to be these adventurers! I love the pointy noses and hats.

I'm excited to hear your recipe for the dirt. I was so afraid you were going to tell us that came from your Mother Nature too! :)

And that Pecan Tree is wild  :o!

Jevenkah
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 05/23/13: The Hunter in The Woods & The Tree
Post by: ink the troll on May 23, 2013, 05:53:40 PM
German names/ words- this most likely will be a bit boring so I apologise beforehand:

spukhaft- would be the closest, at least from a purely translational point of view, Spuk= a spook. Outside of books/ movies I've never seen or heard that used though. What you'd call 'a ghostly apparition' in German is 'eine spukhafte or geisterhafte Erscheinung'.
Nobody would say 'dieser Wald ist spukhaft'- 'this wood is spooky', you'd say 'dieser Wald ist unheimlich/ gruselig'.

There's lots of words that roughly go into the same direction, some of which can be used mostly synonimously. Like in English it always depends a bit on the context.

gespenstisch, geisterhaft- Gespenst & Geist both mean ghost, so this is more like ghostly, spectral, ghastly, eldritch
unheimlich- creepy, eerie, unearthly
gruselig- creepy, eerie, gruesome
schaurig- scary, creepy, eerie, spine-chilling/ bone-chilling.
grausig- ghastly, grissly, horrible, gruesome
schauderhaft- dreadfull, horrible, direful

Wald- woods
Forst- forrest
Hag -though you'll hardly ever hear that used for woods it can have that meaning as well, it's more an old and nowadays seldom used word that means something like 'hedge' or 'fence' as well. A fairly ancient word for witch (Hexe) was hagazussa - often thought to mean something along the lines of someone sitting (riding) on a hedge or fence. Unlike hag in English it's pronounced with a long a, like in lard or tar.

So for a name you could choose something like 'Schauderwald' ('Dreadwood'),  'Grauswald' or 'Grauenswald'.  Grauswald sounds more like an old fashioned name for a person though- like Sigismund or Theoderich or 'Schrat von Grauswald' (a 'Schrat' is something somewhere in between woodwose and bugbear, I think in the German D&D stuff that's the word they use for bugbears).
'Schreckenswald' (Schreck= fright, horror; jemandem einen Schrecken einjagen= to frighten somebody, 'jagen' means hunt so literally translated that'd be 'to hunt/ chase someone into a fright').
'Geisterwald' ('Ghostwood'), 'Spukwald' ('Spookwood')
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 05/23/13: The Hunter in The Woods & The Tree
Post by: DeafNala on May 23, 2013, 06:13:39 PM
Thanks, Jevenkah!

Dang, if anyone could scare the trees in the Spooky Wood, it would have to be these adventurers! I love the pointy noses and hats.

Those are G.W.'s plastic Night Goblins from the 6th edition. I think they have the merriest, maniacal expressions...like little caricatures of Marty Feldman

I'm excited to hear your recipe for the dirt. I was so afraid you were going to tell us that came from your Mother Nature too! :)[/qoute]

Glad to be of some assistance. The tacky glue is especially useful for large, flexible surfaces; re, it remains pliant, preventing the cracking to which normal white glues such as Elmer's are subject.

And that Pecan Tree is wild  :o!

Jevenkah

Back home on Long Island, I lived in a pretty heavily wooded area, but I must admit to being pretty impressed with Texas flora. It lacks the height of Eastern trees. However, the trees tend to be twisted with unique personalities all their own...I can emphasize with them.

AND Ink, thanks for the FANTASTIC German lesson! My friend (mein Freund) Tom List from the Boring Mordheim Forum bearing his name, when he had the time, gave me insights into how to phrase names & such so as to sound right to a German speaking person...I usually screwed them up.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 05/21/13: Spooky Woods #1 Mostly Done
Post by: Painting Princess on May 24, 2013, 02:59:30 AM
Thanks, Princess, & congratulations: you're the first one to notice the new chimney on Heep's Place. I'm delighted you are enjoying The Project...sounds like part of a slum...appropriate.

When you get up the motivation, do give the Wonderland Board a try. It will make a GREAT background for photographing your pieces & all sorts of ideas for new ones. I found this thread inspiring...you might also (caveat:the first photo is missing, but the rest of them are still there):

http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=15892.0

Cool, eh?!

Thanks, there are some cool ideas in that thread! I do like the skull and the tree with the eyes ... definitely some food for thought!

At this stage, I'm kind of leaning towards something quite small (more of a backdrop diorama than a playing board) but will see when I get around to it!

Lisnin to wot some o dem kids and ting round ere is sayin', like, it nuff scares me to fink wot is called English and shit dese days....innit!

It's true! I find I'm constantly disturbed by the not-so-slow and steady disintegration of language these days! It's not even just English! I saw someone write something in Spanish on Facebook just this morning and had to read it about five times before I figured out what they were saying!

AND that's way too many exclamation marks ;)

Back to more important things: DeafNala, the board looks awesome, the minis mischievous and that backyard tree is definitely explaining some of the elements of your Spooky Woods! ;)

I vote for "Spukwald" or "Schreckenswald", by the way. Sounds a bit more comical, to match the quirky-come-sinister vibe of the board and the minis! And the latter reminds me of Shrek. Just sayin' ;)

Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 5/23/13: The Hunters in the Woods & the Tree
Post by: ink the troll on May 24, 2013, 10:23:05 AM
DeafNala - you're welcome. Playing with language can be much fun, it also can have some unforeseen side effects- I now want to convert something into the exemplary Schrat von Grauswald...
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 05/21/13: Spooky Woods #1 Mostly Done
Post by: DeafNala on May 24, 2013, 02:22:49 PM
Thanks once more for all the WONDERFUL feedback. In addition to the motivation provided, replying to the kind commentary is getting me back into narration mode.

Thanks, there are some cool ideas in that thread! I do like the skull and the tree with the eyes ... definitely some food for thought!

At this stage, I'm kind of leaning towards something quite small (more of a backdrop diorama than a playing board) but will see when I get around to it!

Rut's Garden would be a bit much for a first project, but borrowing some ideas for small Puppet Stage style shelf layout might be a possibility. If you make the scenery pieces removable, you'd have an ever changing photographic backdrop for your minis.

AND that's way too many exclamation marks ;)

Exclamation points are a sign of enthusiasm; I use BOLD LETTERED, CAPITALIZED  WORDS as a substitute...AND iy's always nice to have another enthusiast around.

Back to more important things: DeafNala, the board looks awesome, the minis mischievous and that backyard tree is definitely explaining some of the elements of your Spooky Woods! ;)

I vote for "Spukwald" or "Schreckenswald", by the way. Sounds a bit more comical, to match the quirky-come-sinister vibe of the board and the minis! And the latter reminds me of Shrek. Just sayin' ;)

Thanks again for the positive feedback & suggestions. Both names would fit the area around Heep's place & I could go for a more sinister name for the other side of The Swamp...where the Dead don't rest easy (insert B Horror Movie theme music here.

DeafNala - you're welcome. Playing with language can be much fun, it also can have some unforeseen side effects- I now want to convert something into the exemplary Schrat von Grauswald...

When I was the Group Painter for my AD&D Gang I keep a book of names that would pop into my head...NPCs with cool name tend to get killed on sight. I've started a new one.
I like that name; it remind me of Reaper's Matthias the Twisted (though I wish it was, this is not my brushwork):

(http://www.reapermini.com/graphics/gallery/4/02867_Mattias.jpg)

http://www.reapermini.com/OnlineStore/02867/latest/02867#detail/02867_Mattias
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 5/23/13: The Hunters in the Woods & the Tree
Post by: OLeary on May 24, 2013, 11:35:52 PM
That's a nice sculpt by Bobby Jackson. I just placed an order with Reaper last night and didn't know then that I really want this figure. Timing, it always comes down to timing....
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 5/23/13: The Hunters in the Woods & the Tree
Post by: DeafNala on May 25, 2013, 02:52:25 PM
That's a nice sculpt by Bobby Jackson. I just placed an order with Reaper last night and didn't know then that I really want this figure. Timing, it always comes down to timing....

Sounds like moi. Despite keeping a running list of minis I'd like from Reaper, there is always one or two I miss when I order. When I hit the Hobby Stores, I invariably go for that Oh-So-Cool mini only to find its the same Oh-So-Cool mini I bought a month before.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 5/23/13: The Hunters in the Woods & the Tree
Post by: OLeary on May 25, 2013, 05:04:36 PM
I picked up two Black Orcs

(http://www.reapermini.com/graphics/gallery/4/03429_w_1.jpg)

I got this one by Bobby.

(http://www.reapermini.com/graphics/gallery/4/03405_w_1.jpg)

And this one by Tre.

Do you have any sculpts by Victoria Lamb?
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 5/23/13: The Hunters in the Woods & the Tree
Post by: DeafNala on May 25, 2013, 06:33:10 PM
Those are cool minis that I haven't gotten around to buying...yet. I love Victoria L's creations also; they're still on my someday list.

The last Tre Miniature I did was this one:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Rogues%20Gallery/DSCN1540.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Rogues%20Gallery/DSCN1540.jpg.html)
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Rogues%20Gallery/DSCN1543.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Rogues%20Gallery/DSCN1543.jpg.html)
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Rogues%20Gallery/DSCN1541.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Rogues%20Gallery/DSCN1541.jpg.html)

...the usual awful photos of a very nicely sculpted piece.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 5/23/13: The Hunters in the Woods & the Tree
Post by: Mason on May 25, 2013, 06:45:21 PM
The last Tre Miniature I did was this one....

And a lovely job you made of him, too.
 :-* :-*

Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 5/23/13: The Hunters in the Woods & the Tree
Post by: DeafNala on May 25, 2013, 09:22:24 PM
Thanks, Paul. I'm glad you like him despite the photos. He is be part of a small Adventuring Party/War Band. Once the rest of the Group has been painted, I'll do another set of photos at Heep's Place.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 5/23/13: The Hunters in the Woods & the Tree
Post by: Jevenkah on May 25, 2013, 09:32:46 PM
I love the folds of the gauntlets, nicely done! The shield is brilliantly detailed too. How many studs are in the back of it?  o_o

Jevenkah
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 5/23/13: The Hunters in the Woods & the Tree
Post by: DeafNala on May 25, 2013, 10:15:20 PM
I love the folds of the gauntlets, nicely done!

Thanks MUCHO, Jevenkah.

The shield is brilliantly detailed too. How many studs are in the back of it?  o_o

Jevenkah

Since you asked, I counted the suckers up; there are 17 studs/rivets counting the 3 holding the straps. If there was one more stud, it would have counted as a Victorian Science Fiction miniature.
Title: Re: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 5/23/13: The Hunters in the Woods & the Tree
Post by: von Lucky on May 25, 2013, 10:40:55 PM
Excellent stuff - this thread is fantastic. I admit I haven't read it all, but skimmed each page.
Title: Re: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 5/23/13: The Hunters in the Woods & the Tree
Post by: DeafNala on May 25, 2013, 11:04:03 PM
Excellent stuff - this thread is fantastic. I admit I haven't read it all, but skimmed each page.

Thanks, von Lucky! Skimming through 78 pages is quite a task. I appreciate the effort & I'm delighted you are enjoying the experience.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 5/23/13: The Hunters in the Woods & the Tree
Post by: GevatterTod on May 26, 2013, 03:03:30 PM
Wow...  :o you really could get lost in this thread... like walking in that scary forests you build. AWESOME work!
I really love that fairytale-style with all the mushrooms and tree-faces. Realy inspiring stuff... I guess I will spend some more days to click through the whole thing... 
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 5/23/13: The Hunters in the Woods & the Tree
Post by: DeafNala on May 26, 2013, 04:14:23 PM
Thanks, Gevatter! I hope your journey through the thread is a pleasant one.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 5/23/13: The Hunters in the Woods & the Tree
Post by: **GS** on May 26, 2013, 05:22:39 PM
I can only repeat: This is creating a special feeling. The board does give the impression of a fitting world.

Really well done!

GS
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 5/23/13: The Hunters in the Woods & the Tree
Post by: DeafNala on May 27, 2013, 12:21:08 AM
Thanks, GS! I'm glad you are enjoying it...I'll try to keep it interesting.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 6/03/13: A New Sentient Mushroom Found!
Post by: DeafNala on June 03, 2013, 02:19:12 PM
Once more astonishing the world of mycology with a startling discovery, Dr Anne O'Leary has verified the existence of a new form of Sentient Mushroom, Mycolearia. Reports state that she became aware of this new species when one whispered "got a light, Baby?" in her Ladyship's ear.

The Mycolearia:
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1754.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1754.jpg.html)

AND a group of Talking Toadstools that asked nicely for a photo:
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1753.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1753.jpg.html)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1755.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1755.jpg.html)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1756.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1756.jpg.html)

There you have it...better photos are expected when the new species are relocated to the O'Leary Estates (Anne's Diorama).
Comments & critiques are most welcome...mostly
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 6/03/13: A New Sentient Mushroom Found!
Post by: Jevenkah on June 03, 2013, 02:38:56 PM
I would definitely cross the street if I saw these guys coming. The fellow on the left looks itchin' for a fight!

Wonderfully done and I can't wait to see them sized up against a fairy ballerina with a ray gun.

Jevenkah
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 6/03/13: A New Sentient Mushroom Found!
Post by: DeafNala on June 03, 2013, 02:51:31 PM
I would definitely cross the street if I saw these guys coming. The fellow on the left looks itchin' for a fight!

Discerning taste would dictate avoidance...that & a touch of terror.

Wonderfully done and I can't wait to see them sized up against a fairy ballerina with a ray gun.

Jevenkah

Thanks, Jevenkah! I'm looking forward to Anne's Diorama also. Size-wise the Ballerinas come up a little short of eye level on the Mycolearias & a bit shorter overall to the Toadstools...of course, the Ballerinas are armed & dangerous.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 6/03/13: A New Sentient Mushroom Found!
Post by: pocoloco on June 03, 2013, 03:05:18 PM
Those two Mycolearia chaps ooze character!  :-*

They surely are planning something that might be beyond the bounds of law... what ever law binds them, that is :)

Excellent work!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 6/03/13: A New Sentient Mushroom Found!
Post by: Mason on June 03, 2013, 03:08:38 PM
 :o

They look suitably sinister and 'wrong'.

In the best possible way, of course, mate.
 ;)

Love 'em!
 :-*

Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 6/03/13: A New Sentient Mushroom Found!
Post by: FramFramson on June 03, 2013, 03:15:09 PM
Positively thuggish!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 6/03/13: A New Sentient Mushroom Found!
Post by: OLeary on June 03, 2013, 03:16:44 PM
Dr. O'Leary AKA "Anne O'Leary, CEO of O'Leary Air" will be holding a Press Conference to make public the finding of this new and frightening species. At the moment she's at her headquarters in Dublin at Shenanigans Pub with her pet troll and Chief Adviser Guidlo drinking herself sober  :D :D

The sun is actually out today, so I'll get some good pics that really show these bad boys off  :o :o :o

 
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 6/03/13: A New Sentient Mushroom Found!
Post by: DeafNala on June 03, 2013, 04:06:48 PM
Thanks once more for all the overwhelmingly kind remarks. Contributing to The O'Leary Project made the entire production a pleasant experience.

The sun is actually out today, so I'll get some good pics that really show these bad boys off  :o :o :o

Thanks, Anne! Seeing the Beasties as they actually appear will be a new & probably horrifying experience for most of the Forum Folk.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 6/03/13: A New Sentient Mushroom Found!
Post by: Knightofspades on June 04, 2013, 08:28:08 PM
I really like Mushroom men and these one are cool very fun work and nice drybrushing on their faces.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 6/03/13: A New Sentient Mushroom Found!
Post by: DeafNala on June 04, 2013, 10:30:40 PM
Thanks, Knightofspades! I'm delighted you like them, & took the time to say so.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 6/03/13: A New Sentient Mushroom Found!
Post by: Constable Bertrand on June 05, 2013, 12:43:35 AM
What grotesque little faces! DeafNala, they are my favourite 'shrooms so far! I love their hats and the ribbed undersides.

Could you make a scary caterpillar smoking something strange upon a large "boss" mushroom? Your mysterious forest is a scary place. Any animals must be equally scary to survive that place.

Amazing work, I cannot fathom the skill needed, nor the amount of GS you go through ;)
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 6/03/13: A New Sentient Mushroom Found!
Post by: DeafNala on June 05, 2013, 02:25:13 AM
Thanks for the kind comments, Constable B.!

Could you make a scary caterpillar smoking something strange upon a large "boss" mushroom?

I don't know if I can, but that is a very cool idea. My friend, Fabio, made a little caterpillar on a shelf mushroom; I could use him as a model for a hookah smoking Caterpillar ala Alice in Wonderland.

Amazing work, I cannot fathom the skill needed, nor the amount of GS you go through ;)

You know now that you mention it, I'm not sure how much G.S. I have gone through. If I remember, I'll keep a note on it. As far as skill, these really are my first venture into G.S.. Hither to I limited myself to bases & an occasional spooky face all done in plumber's epoxy putty.

Here are the Lads at O'Leary's...they look happier there:

(http://i1282.photobucket.com/albums/a526/oleary4/mushrooms1-001_zps0bf6cb01.jpg)
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 6/03/13: A New Sentient Mushroom Found!
Post by: Constable Bertrand on June 05, 2013, 05:41:20 AM
I was thinking Alice in Wonderland  lol

Wow, all that pink really does change the mood! So cheerful!!

Hahaha lol
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 6/03/13: A New Sentient Mushroom Found!
Post by: pocoloco on June 05, 2013, 06:09:18 AM

Here are the Lads at O'Leary's...they look happier there:

(http://i1282.photobucket.com/albums/a526/oleary4/mushrooms1-001_zps0bf6cb01.jpg)

Well the lads are in company of fairies/pixies... maybe you could include few of the fair fairie folk as well to cheer your lads a bit? :)
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 6/03/13: A New Sentient Mushroom Found!
Post by: DeafNala on June 05, 2013, 11:53:37 AM
Thanks, Guys!

I was thinking Alice in Wonderland  lol

Wow, all that pink really does change the mood! So cheerful!!

Hahaha lol

O' Learyland does seem to be a happier place, but White Rabbit is still playing in the background.

Well the lads are in company of fairies/pixies... maybe you could include few of the fair fairie folk as well to cheer your lads a bit? :)

Funny you should mention it; I have picked up a few faerie Folk, although sans tutu. They now have a new appeal...I have a feeling that they'll turnout sinister however.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 6/03/13: A New Sentient Mushroom Found!
Post by: Mason on June 05, 2013, 12:43:17 PM
...I have a feeling that they'll turnout sinister however.

 lol

Why does that not surprise me one little bit?
 ::)

Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 6/03/13: A New Sentient Mushroom Found!
Post by: DeafNala on June 05, 2013, 01:18:38 PM
lol

Why does that not surprise me one little bit?
 ::)



My reputation proceeds me...followed closely by the rest of me.

Actually though the Seelie Court is a fairly sinister group of not-so-pleasant Faerie Folk. Of course, my spin on the thing may make them a bit less cuddly.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 6/14/13: Air Pollution
Post by: DeafNala on June 14, 2013, 04:22:58 PM
Some Wyrd Imps have joined the Sylvan Community...the universal cry of "There goes the Neighbor" greeted their arrival:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1807.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1807.jpg.html)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1806.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1806.jpg.html)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1796.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1796.jpg.html)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1789.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1789.jpg.html)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1787.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1787.jpg.html)

"There goes the Neighborhood!":
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1781.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1781.jpg.html)

Comments, critiques, & Endowments for the Arts would be most welcome.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 6/14/13: Air Pollution
Post by: Dr. The Viking on June 14, 2013, 04:27:43 PM
DeafNala you're a continuous inspiration to everyone on this forum!!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 6/14/13: Air Pollution
Post by: DeafNala on June 14, 2013, 04:32:49 PM
Thanks MUCHO, Doc! As long as it's not gag reactions that I'm inspiring, that is quite a nice compliment.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 6/14/13: Air Pollution
Post by: CyberAlien312 on June 14, 2013, 04:35:00 PM
DEafaNAl you're a continuous inspiration to everyone on this forum!!
Agreed! I really like the way those imps turned out, those teeth look eerily creepy.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 6/14/13: Air Pollution
Post by: DeafNala on June 14, 2013, 05:23:38 PM
Thanks again, Cyber! It's a good to know I'm contributing to the Community.

I was pleased to see the photos didn't make the Imps look too bad. They do have endearing smiles though.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 6/14/13: Air Pollution
Post by: Mason on June 14, 2013, 05:29:23 PM
 :o

Those scary little buggers look great!
 :-* :-*

The fat, beckoning one is my personal favourite.
He cracks me up.
 lol

Al: Could I ask what red you used for them?
It would be perfect for Hellboy when I get around to him.
 :D

Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 6/14/13: Air Pollution
Post by: DeafNala on June 14, 2013, 05:40:18 PM
Thanks, Paul! They were fun Little Buggers to paint; having them well received is a real plus.

I used a base coat of Deep Burgundy & Alizarin Crimson; the highlighting has the Alizarin Crimson mixed with increasing amounts of Pumpkin. These are all Americana paints...I could send you some if they're not available in UK.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 6/14/13: Air Pollution
Post by: Mason on June 14, 2013, 05:43:42 PM
Thanks, Paul! They were fun Little Buggers to paint; having them well received is a real plus.

I used a base coat of Deep Burgundy & Alizarin Crimson; the highlighting has the Alizarin Crimson mixed with increasing amounts of Pumpkin. These are all Americana paints...I could send you some if they're not available in UK.

Cheers, mate!

I will see if they are available here first.
 :)

Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 6/14/13: Air Pollution
Post by: Suber on June 14, 2013, 06:22:26 PM
So lovely and scary at the same time! :o
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 6/14/13: Air Pollution
Post by: DeafNala on June 14, 2013, 07:01:08 PM
Thanks for the kind reply, Suber.

So lovely and scary at the same time! :o

Silly is in the mix also.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 6/14/13: Air Pollution
Post by: Jevenkah on June 14, 2013, 07:24:30 PM
Loved it!!! Do you have a name for the twisted fungi? And did I see an imp shove a stick in one of their noses? The creatures look so joyfully playful, like they just want to come into my house and rip out my wiring.

The expressiveness of your modeling astounds me, DeafNala! Please do keep them coming!
Jevenkah
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 6/14/13: Air Pollution
Post by: DeafNala on June 14, 2013, 09:30:42 PM
Thanks for the kind comments, Jevenkah. I'm delighted you are enjoying the stuff...letting me know is a real boost to my motivation.

Loved it!!! Do you have a name for the twisted fungi?

Not all of them, but the ones with the frilly collar like gills are Clarabella Mushrooms. The ones I did for Anne are Mycolearia.

The creatures look so joyfully playful, like they just want to come into my house and rip out my wiring.

Well...it does look like spaghetti...sort of.

The expressiveness of your modeling astounds me, DeafNala! Please do keep them coming!
Jevenkah

I give you my word that until they try to pry the brush from my stiff, cold fingers, I will continue posting my strange little creations, hopefully, for your enjoyment.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 6/14/13: Air Pollution
Post by: FramFramson on June 14, 2013, 10:44:22 PM
Oh my word. Are these little buggers members of the unfriendly Seelie court too?
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 6/14/13: Air Pollution
Post by: DeafNala on June 15, 2013, 12:13:01 AM
Oh my word. Are these little buggers members of the unfriendly Seelie court too?

I'm not sure how they fit within the Seelie Court, but they're in there somewhere...the rest of The Court vehemently deny their existence. I also have a couple of Reaper Faeries based & primed.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 6/14/13: Air Pollution
Post by: Mason on June 15, 2013, 12:23:32 AM
I am really sorry that I did not send you the other 4A Miniatures Goblins now.
I kept a couple of the masters for myself because I thought that I would use them soon.
How wrong I was.
They would really have benefitted from taking a trip to Texas.

Sorry!
 ::)

Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 6/14/13: Air Pollution
Post by: DeafNala on June 15, 2013, 12:58:19 AM
There's nothing to be sorry about, Amigo. I think I still have a Four A Goblin or two I haven't gotten to...not to mention a couple hundred from other mini makers. As far as journey to Texas goes, I'm still not sure whether I'm all that thrilled about making the trip myself.

That said, I wonder now how a Goblin would look in a Stetson. I could make Cactus versions like the Mushroom...I can see a cold shower is in the offing.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 6/14/13: Air Pollution
Post by: FramFramson on June 15, 2013, 03:12:07 PM
I can see a cold shower is in the offing.

 lol
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 6/14/13: Air Pollution
Post by: Doomhippie on June 15, 2013, 03:33:35 PM
Those imps are really unbelievably sweet. And a perfect addition to the woods of wonder. And yes, I can hear the sound of White Rabbit playing there in the background. Now all we need is a talking egg and a caterpillar...
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 6/14/13: Air Pollution
Post by: DeafNala on June 15, 2013, 03:58:27 PM
Thanks, Doomhippie...I somehow knew you'd know White Rabbit.

I think the Imps have a certain charm of their own also. They definitely fit with the bizarre feel of the rest of the Woods. AND a Hookah Smoking Caterpillar would be Oh-So-Cool...I could swear I've seen one...in reality that is.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 6/14/13: Air Pollution
Post by: FramFramson on June 15, 2013, 04:15:53 PM
And a white knight talking backwards!  ;D
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 6/14/13: Air Pollution
Post by: OLeary on June 17, 2013, 09:09:39 AM
"What big teeth you have" said Little Red Riding Hood. "The better to eat you with my dear." said the little imp.

These are marvelous creations-scary, but endearing all at the same time. They make a perfect addition to Spooky Woods. Now don't forget to put  bowl of cream out on the back stoop to appease them, lest they make mischief in your home while you sleep.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 6/14/13: Air Pollution
Post by: DeafNala on June 17, 2013, 12:39:33 PM
Thanks, O'Leary! There is something charming about the Fiendish Little Balloons once you get by all those teeth.
Between popular stories & Fairy Tales there is a treasure trove of characters to modify (pervert) & include in The Woods...BWAHAHAHAHAHA!

By the way, I redid the wings in a darker shade to avoid blending in with the trees. When I post pics again, probably with the Faeries, you should see the difference.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 6/14/13: Air Pollution
Post by: Painting Princess on July 01, 2013, 11:52:39 PM
Those wyrd imps are looking particularly spunky! ;)

Haven't been on LAF much in a while, and it's good to come back to some more DeafNala quirkiness! Can't wait to see what's next ...
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 6/14/13: Air Pollution
Post by: DeafNala on July 02, 2013, 02:41:13 AM
Thanks, Princess...I'm delighted you liked them. AND, WELCOME BACK!
I've had a few down days of late myself. As I start to snap back, I'll see what I can come up with to maintain your interest in The Project.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 7/8/13: Visitors to The Woods
Post by: DeafNala on July 08, 2013, 05:48:16 PM
As the sun slowly set...which was it's habit, two small Groups of Travelers could be seen watching The Road to Heep's Place.

A Warrior of Darkness & his Shamanistic Flunky are the first to emerge:
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1825.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1825.jpg.html)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1827.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1827.jpg.html)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1828.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1828.jpg.html)

The Dusk brings a Band of Amazons...actually their legs & a strenuous march brought them; it just coincided with the Dusk, but Dusk is always claiming it causes things:
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1822.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1822.jpg.html)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1824.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1824.jpg.html)

While the Four A Goblin was done sometime ago, the Barbarian Babes (Bronze Age) & Orc (Rackham) were done over the last ten days, inspired by the Lady A Day Thread posted by the Oh-So-Creative Jevenkah & Teshub. The Big Guy took three days & the Ladies a week.

As always your kind comments are welcome...for the most part.
Title: Re: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 7/8/13: Visitors to The Woods
Post by: von Lucky on July 08, 2013, 09:47:07 PM
Blending and shading is excellent. Keep it up.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 7/8/13: Visitors to The Woods
Post by: Constable Bertrand on July 08, 2013, 09:52:38 PM
I love the Shaman's honking big red nose. Well done!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 7/8/13: Visitors to The Woods
Post by: FramFramson on July 08, 2013, 10:20:22 PM
Whatta pair! Lovely studded armour on the big fellow! And for some reason I never get tired of seeing your freehand writing.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 7/8/13: Visitors to The Woods
Post by: DeafNala on July 08, 2013, 11:27:35 PM
Thanks for the positive feedback, Guys!

Blending and shading is excellent. Keep it up.

I've been doing more blending of late; I'm delighted you noticed

I love the Shaman's honking big red nose. Well done!

It has been rumored that the Shaman (name is T.B.D.) has a taste for The Sauce.

Whatta pair! Lovely studded armour on the big fellow! And for some reason I never get tired of seeing your freehand writing.

Thanks, Fram. I think the posters, signs, et al add something to the scene. The "cogito ergo sum" with the Goblins is a countermeasure to the normal perception of Goblin intellect.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 7/8/13: Visitors to The Woods
Post by: Painting Princess on July 09, 2013, 12:02:14 AM
Great painting, DeafNala! I love the Warrior of Darkness!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 7/8/13: Visitors to The Woods
Post by: FramFramson on July 09, 2013, 12:10:26 AM
Maybe the Shaman's name is No-time Toulouse?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4anNb2jS4Q

(Start watching at 2:30)
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 7/8/13: Visitors to The Woods
Post by: Jevenkah on July 09, 2013, 02:12:37 AM
I think the shading on the Warrior is awesome! Great coloring for an orc, too. It's neat to see Greenskins brown. I have a thing for brown...

And the heads on the goblin's standard are a nice touch!

While the Four A Goblin was done sometime ago, the Barbarian Babes (Bronze Age) & Orc (Rackham) were done over the last ten days, inspired by the Lady A Day Thread posted by the Oh-So-Creative Jevenkah & Teshub. The Big Guy took three days & the Ladies a week.

It's lovely to be so inspirational! *blushing* This is a fantastic vignette to enjoy after 10 days of work! Thanks for sharing.

Jevenkah
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 7/8/13: Visitors to The Woods
Post by: HereWego on July 09, 2013, 04:21:30 AM
Absolute beautiful paintjob! Thumbs up!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 7/8/13: Visitors to The Woods
Post by: CyberAlien312 on July 09, 2013, 08:56:14 AM
Yep, that's very nice once again. I especially like the amazons (who doesn't?  lol) and the little fellow with the banner is really nicely painted too. And the warrior of darkness is great too, of course.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 7/8/13: Visitors to The Woods
Post by: OLeary on July 09, 2013, 10:45:46 AM
The little guy with the banner is gruesomely sweet looking. The colours-just my kind of thing. And the Amazons are bold looking Babes. So nice to see you adding some new figures to your world :D :D
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 7/8/13: Visitors to The Woods
Post by: Mason on July 09, 2013, 10:47:44 AM
Love the Orc and Gobbo, amigo.
I much prefer the non-greenskin look.
You certainly went to town on them and it has paid off.
 :-* :-* :-*


I cannot see the Babes, but I assume they will be just as finely brushed, they just seem a little shy, hiding in the dark like that....

Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 7/8/13: Visitors to The Woods
Post by: white knight on July 09, 2013, 11:52:39 AM
This thread remains ever brilliant. Please put me in your will for this terrain board.  :-*
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 7/8/13: Visitors to The Woods
Post by: DeafNala on July 09, 2013, 03:30:46 PM
Thanks for ALL the WONDERFUL replies...they are a TERRIFIC boost to my motivation & self esteem (delusion).

Great painting, DeafNala! I love the Warrior of Darkness!

Thanks, Princess. Here are a couple of better(?) photos just for you:
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1829.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1829.jpg.html)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1831.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1831.jpg.html)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1832.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1832.jpg.html)

Maybe the Shaman's name is No-time Toulouse?

Thanks, Fram...that was a GREAT start to the day! The Gun Fight was hilarious.

I think the shading on the Warrior is awesome! Great coloring for an orc, too. It's neat to see Greenskins brown. I have a thing for brown...

And the heads on the goblin's standard are a nice touch!

One day a couple of years ago I was about to do up a yet more Goblins for my Ever Victorious aka Never Used Night Goblin Horde from HELL! when the thought entered my head "why are you doing their skin in God-Awful-Green?". Since I couldn't come up with an answer, I started doing the hitherto Green Guys in other, more natural & pleasing colors.
Here's a better look at Sam the Sham(an):

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1835.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1835.jpg.html)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1836.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1836.jpg.html)

It's lovely to be so inspirational! *blushing* This is a fantastic vignette to enjoy after 10 days of work! Thanks for sharing.

Jevenkah


You, Himself, & your Crew including the Young 'uns are a continual source of inspiration & motivation. I just thought you should know that.

The little guy with the banner is gruesomely sweet looking. The colours-just my kind of thing. And the Amazons are bold looking Babes. So nice to see you adding some new figures to your world :D :D

It's going to get worse. I addition to new stuff, I realized I have quite a horde of minis yet to be subjected to my truly mediocre photographic skills....insert sinister music here.

Love the Orc and Gobbo, amigo.
I cannot see the Babes, but I assume they will be just as finely brushed, they just seem a little shy, hiding in the dark like that....

I took some additional photos of the Hooligan Sisterhood. They turned out to be incredibly unflattering. I'll try again when the shock wears off.

This thread remains ever brilliant. Please put me in your will for this terrain board.  :-*

You've got it! I'm sure they'd love life in Belgium...so would I for that matter.

AND our own aggro84 sent me this LOVELY miniature in the Spirit of Good Fellowship. SO here are a couple of (poor) photos of Chicken Girl:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1833.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1833.jpg.html)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1834.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1834.jpg.html)

The Woods is a better place for her presence.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 7/8/13: Visitors to The Woods
Post by: FramFramson on July 09, 2013, 03:54:27 PM
Chicken Girl looks like she knows how to do the Funky Chicken.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 7/8/13: Visitors to The Woods
Post by: DeafNala on July 09, 2013, 04:09:20 PM
Chicken Girl looks like she knows how to do the Funky Chicken.

Now that you mention it, she does...we may be the only two people left who remember The Funky Chicken.
I had a boss who expended enormous amounts of energy running around without purpose & stopping only to annoy his crew; he got the nickname "Psycho Chicken"; that might be a number Chicken Girl could handle also.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 7/8/13: Visitors to The Woods
Post by: Painting Princess on July 10, 2013, 05:21:44 AM
Thanks, Princess. Here are a couple of better(?) photos just for you:

Thanks for the close-ups! Can see the detail better :-) and the scary, yawning mouth cave entrance (I think?) in the background!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 7/8/13: Visitors to The Woods
Post by: Blackwolf on July 10, 2013, 05:27:52 AM
It's been awhile since I last posted on this thread; glad to see it's still cracking along :)

Lovely work mate :-*
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 7/8/13: Visitors to The Woods
Post by: **GS** on July 10, 2013, 05:36:45 AM
Hi there,
some lovely figures you present to us here. I just love the shaman for boasting his knowledge of a foreign tongue :)

The orc comes from one of my favorite ranges.
Both are well done and correspond greatly with your personal style.

Keep it up


GS
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 7/8/13: Visitors to The Woods
Post by: DeafNala on July 10, 2013, 03:18:27 PM
Thanks for all the kind remarks...you've made my day again!

Thanks for the close-ups! Can see the detail better :-) and the scary, yawning mouth cave entrance (I think?) in the background!

The Goblin Gate (looks more like a Vampire Gate to moi) is by Scotia Grendel. It's part of the Goblin Torture Chamber:

http://www.scotiagrendel.com/Products/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=227_41&products_id=2669

I bought two of them in the distant past when the Gate was sold separately. The torture chamber stuff is cool though; I also have a set of them still unpainted...I'm not into pain I guess.

It's been awhile since I last posted on this thread; glad to see it's still cracking along :)

Lovely work mate :-*

Thanks, Blackwolf! I'm not all that great lately about posting comments either. With moi it's more a case of senility than writer's block.
I can safely say that I'll keep posting as long as the PC & my heart hold up.

Hi there,
some lovely figures you present to us here. I just love the shaman for boasting his knowledge of a foreign tongue :)

The orc comes from one of my favorite ranges.
Both are well done and correspond greatly with your personal style.

Keep it up


GS

I'm glad you like the stuff, GS. There should be YET MORE surrealistic silliness coming your way, hopefully, soon.
I also am a Fan of Rackham minis. It's taken me quite awhile to overcome the intimidation caused by all that detail...well one done anyway.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 7/22/13: A Couple New Denizens of The Woods
Post by: DeafNala on July 22, 2013, 04:22:49 PM
Two new Denizens of the Spooky Woods have shown up...they'll be photographed in the Woods once their associates are painted.

 The first is a West Wind's Goblin (he's about the size of a G.W. Orc). My amigo Mason's Lunatic was the inspiration to the piece...

Who goes there?:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1881.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1881.jpg.html)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1880.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1880.jpg.html)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1882.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1882.jpg.html)

AND the first Faerie spotted this season is the rare Pat-Benatar Grig:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1889.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1889.jpg.html)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1890.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1890.jpg.html)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1891.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1891.jpg.html)

I feel I've reached new heights of mediocrity with these photos. That aside, your kind comments are as always requested. 
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 7/22/13: A Couple New Denizens of The Woods
Post by: Jevenkah on July 22, 2013, 05:38:19 PM
Hit me with your best shot! I think the pictures are great! There's nice color and sharpness to show off the awesome character of these minis. I love the brushwork on the wings.

Thanks for bringing us more mushroom inspired fantasia!
Jevenkah
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 7/22/13: A Couple New Denizens of The Woods
Post by: OLeary on July 22, 2013, 06:38:55 PM
I wouldn't want to tap that first one on the back even in daylight. It looks like it could make a meal out of me :D :D Your faerie turned out splendidly. She's got some serious attitude going on and she does resemble Pat too :D

The brushwork on these is great and the personality you impart to your figures is unforgettable :D :D :D
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 7/22/13: A Couple New Denizens of The Woods
Post by: DeafNala on July 22, 2013, 07:02:40 PM
Thanks, Jevenkah & O'Leary! I'm delighted you like the pair.
Once I got Pat's photo without the Zombie like dark circles under her eyes that only The Camera could see, I was happy enough with the photos.

I wouldn't want to tap that first one on the back even in daylight.

Having him whirl around was what I had in mind when I put the photos in that order...the crazed look is even more intimidating in person.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 7/22/13: A Couple New Denizens of The Woods
Post by: Constable Bertrand on July 22, 2013, 08:35:09 PM
 :-*  :-*

Deafnala I like how you manage to paint flesh that is pumped with blood. The rediness brings a vitality to your scary creations. Well done sir, I think the fairy is my favourite, and I'd say it's because of the etherial wings you painted. They both look boss, and should be able to survive the spooky forest no problem ;) the mushrooms better look out!

Cheers
Matt
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 7/22/13: A Couple New Denizens of The Woods
Post by: Mason on July 22, 2013, 08:57:46 PM
Some wonderful additions, Amigo!
Love that Fairy, the wings look great and provide a lovely contrast to the rest of her.
 :-*

As for your Lunatic: He is far scarier than mine!
 :o

Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 7/22/13: A Couple New Denizens of The Woods
Post by: DeafNala on July 22, 2013, 09:09:02 PM
Thanks, Matt! Life is becoming more hazardous for the Fungi with each new arrival. Now I'm toying with the idea of Goblin Faeries from HELL! The reemergence of Pumpkin Heads is also imminent. AND I picked up a bunch of 2'X2'X1" pink foam boards. That ought to keep me out of trouble...or not.

Thanks, Paul...glad you like them.

As for your Lunatic: He is far scarier than mine!
 :o

Funny thing is, if I could have thought of a way to do it, I would have swapped out the dagger for a ball bearing filled Vorpal Teddy Bear.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 7/22/13: A Couple New Denizens of The Woods
Post by: FramFramson on July 23, 2013, 05:08:28 PM
The lunatic is awersome... great eyes!

What's the source for both of those figures? I was wondering if anyone made faeries of the "half-insect" variety.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 7/22/13: A Couple New Denizens of The Woods
Post by: Machinegunkelly on July 23, 2013, 06:03:25 PM
I am now on page 22 and I really love your work.

It kinda remainds of this....

http://s3.discshop.se/img/front_large/45223/bamse_i_trollskogen.jpg

Growing up in the 70th in a country where the 70th really where the 70th, this is a good example of the kinda cartoons I grew up with.

Much older I look back on the childrens tv-shows and cartoons there was and I think to myself: What on earth had they been smoking?

And I now have to ponder, have you been smoking those mushrooms?  ;)
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 7/22/13: A Couple New Denizens of The Woods
Post by: DeafNala on July 23, 2013, 07:20:33 PM
Thanks, Guys!

The lunatic is awersome... great eyes!

What's the source for both of those figures? I was wondering if anyone made faeries of the "half-insect" variety.

This variety of Faerie is in AD&D called a Grig or some such thing. The ones I'm doing are from Reaper:

(http://www.reapermini.com/graphics/gallery/4/06204_w_1.jpg)

http://www.reapermini.com/Miniatures/Faerie,%20Elves/latest/06204

The Flighty Wenches are available in a 9 mini pack or separately.

The Loony is a West Wind's Goblin Hero. Due to the lack of photos I can't direct you to the pack he's in though.

I am now on page 22 and I really love your work.

It kinda remainds of this....

http://s3.discshop.se/img/front_large/45223/bamse_i_trollskogen.jpg

Growing up in the 70th in a country where the 70th really where the 70th, this is a good example of the kinda cartoons I grew up with.

Much older I look back on the childrens tv-shows and cartoons there was and I think to myself: What on earth had they been smoking?

And I now have to ponder, have you been smoking those mushrooms?  ;)

Thanks again for the kind words. You'll find that things get progressively stranger although more focused as you go through the thread.
Cartoon-wise, I think my stuff is mostly Tim Burton & Bugs Bunny with a healthy mix of Jim Henson & Labyrinth for good measure...some of the stranger stuff may be totally original.
It's been awhile since I did any interesting smoking. The last mind altering mushrooms I encountered were I think at Woodstock or a Jefferson Airplane concert...both were a long time ago. Of course, flashbacks are a possibility.

Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 7/22/13: A Couple New Denizens of The Woods
Post by: FramFramson on July 23, 2013, 11:22:20 PM
Oooh, you have Woodstock bragging rights? I am impressed!

Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 7/22/13: A Couple New Denizens of The Woods
Post by: DeafNala on July 24, 2013, 01:11:57 PM
Actually being a part of a significant event was a unique & memorable experience. I'm still surprised I went...seemed like a good idea at the time.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 7/22/13: A Couple New Denizens of The Woods
Post by: maxxev on July 24, 2013, 07:05:24 PM
If you want demon fairies, Reaper do some great imps (in case you haven't already got some).... actually  after writing this I think I might have seen some in your posts already.... my memory is not so great....

This may be a post to win the most useless post award.... oh well...
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 7/22/13: A Couple New Denizens of The Woods
Post by: DeafNala on July 24, 2013, 07:29:05 PM
Thanks for the Reaper tip, maxxev, I'll check for them. The Imps I posted/painted are from Wyrd's Twisted Range...they only make three.
I'm thinking of getting some of Reaper's Faerie Wings & Bat Wings to be combined with the 6th Edition Goblins for Goblin Faerie Folk.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 7/22/13: A Couple New Denizens of The Woods
Post by: maxxev on July 24, 2013, 07:43:28 PM
Reaper only do the 2 poses I think:

(http://www.miniature-giant.com/Images-Reaper-Miniatures/6180.jpg)

I will get some one day as I really like them but not anytime soon lol.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 7/22/13: A Couple New Denizens of The Woods
Post by: DeafNala on July 24, 2013, 09:11:32 PM
They are cool little suckers...next time I get paid perhaps. It would give me an excuse for getting the wings.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 7/29/13: Swamp Things in the Works.
Post by: DeafNala on July 29, 2013, 12:41:26 PM
My recent splurge on Insulation Foam Squares has created a Motivated Monster. One of the ideas is finally mounting up the Isles of Langerhans on a single board with an eventual extension for the Smugglers' Ships. This is the present arrangement of the Isles:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1892.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1892.jpg.html)

There will be connecting walkways at various levels, shiny water spots, marsh grass, & the occasional tentacle.
As always comments are most welcome...for the most part.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 7/29/13: Swamp Things in the Works.
Post by: Za Zjurman on July 29, 2013, 12:58:18 PM
 :o That is as always just stunning and brilliant.  :-* Your imagination and skills are beyond any boundaries.

Regards,
Za
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 7/29/13: Swamp Things in the Works.
Post by: DeafNala on July 29, 2013, 01:48:59 PM
Thanks, Za! You are too kind, but feel free to remain so...my self esteem can always stand a bit of a boost. I wish my abilities could keep up with my imagination...actually that could be somewhat on the scary side.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 7/29/13: Swamp Things in the Works.
Post by: CyberAlien312 on July 29, 2013, 03:53:33 PM
Really nice, I love the fantastical look and the attention to detail - the miniature world you have created is just stunning!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 7/29/13: Swamp Things in the Works.
Post by: DeafNala on July 29, 2013, 04:27:13 PM
Thanks, Cyber...I'm glad you are enjoying The Project.
I've got the first coat of unhealthy-looking greenish brown down on the board; then I'll hit it with a spray coat & splotch it up...I love technical jargon.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 7/29/13: Swamp Things in the Works.
Post by: Jevenkah on July 29, 2013, 04:34:52 PM
 :-* Awesome! I love the look! I can picture oily, bubbly goo smoldering on that insulation foam. Are there closer pictures of that face-in-the-rock on the left? And are those burning faggots everywhere? I just love seeing all these fantastical details.

Can't wait for more pics!

Jevenkah
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 7/29/13: Swamp Things in the Works.
Post by: Mason on July 29, 2013, 04:46:43 PM
Oh, Yes!

This is certainly going to look the business when complete.
A wonderful, natural progression to link all those lovely, characterful islands together.

Get to it, man.
Get to it!
 :D


(You may have noticed that I am a little enthused by this.... ;))
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 7/29/13: Swamp Things in the Works.
Post by: DeafNala on July 29, 2013, 05:19:37 PM
Thanks for the kind comments, Jevenkah & Mason!

:-* Awesome! I love the look! I can picture oily, bubbly goo smoldering on that insulation foam. Are there closer pictures of that face-in-the-rock on the left? And are those burning faggots everywhere? I just love seeing all these fantastical details.

Can't wait for more pics!

Jevenkah

I'm hoping to get an effect similar to the New Jersey Swamp close to the Holland Tunnel...an area that nuclear contamination would improve.

Is this the Rock Face you wanted to see?

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1364.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1364.jpg.html)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1370.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1370.jpg.html)

The purple thingies are candles. One of my Wicca Witchy friends said the color of the candles doesn't really matter, but purple is sexy.

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1368.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1368.jpg.html)

Oh, Yes!

This is certainly going to look the business when complete.
A wonderful, natural progression to link all those lovely, characterful islands together.

Get to it, man.
Get to it!
 :D


(You may have noticed that I am a little enthused by this.... ;))

Enthusiasm is REALLY appreciated...it's catching. I'm about ready for the first spray; then some washes.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 7/29/13: Swamp Things in the Works.
Post by: Jevenkah on July 30, 2013, 01:17:52 AM
Yes, that was the Face. It's even better from the other side, with that huge eye bulging out!

I'm hoping to get an effect similar to the New Jersey Swamp close to the Holland Tunnel...an area that nuclear contamination would improve.


Great minds again! I grew up in South Jersey, right on the Delaware, but had lots of family up North. I'm sure I had a half-memory in mind when I pictured that.

Jevenkah
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 7/29/13: Swamp Things in the Works.
Post by: aggro84 on July 30, 2013, 03:19:22 AM
Its always nice to see your lovely terrain pieces set up together Deafnala.
very impressive.
 :-*
Title: Re: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 7/29/13: Swamp Things in the Works.
Post by: von Lucky on July 30, 2013, 09:14:04 AM
Keep it coming - your stuff reminds me of 80s Henson films.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 7/29/13: Swamp Things in the Works.
Post by: Engel on July 30, 2013, 12:31:24 PM
Looking good.  :D
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 7/29/13: Swamp Things in the Works.
Post by: DeafNala on July 30, 2013, 02:44:37 PM
WOW! Thanks for all the kind comments. I hope I can live up them all.

Great minds again! I grew up in South Jersey, right on the Delaware, but had lots of family up North. I'm sure I had a half-memory in mind when I pictured that.

Jevenkah

When I was a boy, The New Jersey Swamp was a high point in the annual trip from Long Island to my Aunt Skeets & Uncle Lenny in Hackett's Town. There was something about the strangely colored water(?) & the distinct aroma that appealed to me...I was a bizarre child.
My folks & Aunt Skeets & Uncle Lenny all retired to Whiting NJ...near Tom's River & Seaside Heights. Visiting my Mom every week or so after my Dad passed away gave me a bit of feeling for the Garden State.

Its always nice to see your lovely terrain pieces set up together Deafnala.
very impressive.
 :-*


Thanks again, aggro! The nice dense foam boards opens up a new World of gaming/display boards.
I'll be gluing down some of the smaller islets today & distressing the balsa/bass wood for the walkways.

Keep it coming - your stuff reminds me of 80s Henson films.

Being included in a sentence with Jim Henson is a real boost to my self esteem. Fortunately, humility is one of my qualities that I'm most proud of.

Looking good.  :D

Thanks, Engel. I'll try to keep posting thing to draw you back to the thread.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 8/11/13: A New Slimey Whatever
Post by: DeafNala on August 11, 2013, 02:57:18 PM
As I was plodding oh-so-slowly along with the Swamp Board, a strange Beasty emerged from my psyche...he was subsisting on a diet of dust bunnies. SO to keep the thread from disappearing all together, allow me to present the latest of my creatures, Loathsome George the Asiany Monster:

George will be haunting the toxic waters off Crazy Mary's Cay:
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1897.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1897.jpg.html)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1898.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1898.jpg.html)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1900.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1900.jpg.html)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1899.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1899.jpg.html)

As always your kind commentaries would be appreciated...offer to desist will be considered.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 8/11/13: A New Slimey Whatever
Post by: Mason on August 11, 2013, 04:01:18 PM
That looks pretty cool and will fit perfectly into the world that you have created.
 8)

It actually reminds me of the beastie in the Garbage Compactor in Star Wars.
 :D

Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 8/11/13: A New Slimey Whatever
Post by: DeafNala on August 11, 2013, 04:18:16 PM
Thanks, Amigo!

It actually reminds me of the beastie in the Garbage Compactor in Star Wars.
 :D

Now that you mention it, there is a resemblance The Trash Compactor would be considered a move up in the housing/social strata.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 8/23/13: Some Small Progress
Post by: DeafNala on August 23, 2013, 07:21:09 PM
As the intro say, I've made a bit of progress on The Isles of Langerhans Board. There's still a lot to do...at least from my lazy point of view, but be that as it may, here's where we stand now:

An Overview:
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1911.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1911.jpg.html)

I found this Oh-So-Cool Twig down near Pecan Creek; I'll try to get a better shot next time...it has all sorts of little holes & such. That aside it's now a dead tree connecting Oozy Suzy's Rock with Crazy Mary's Cay:
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1912.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1912.jpg.html)

The walkways & ladders between Crazy Mary's & The Stoned Hedge Isle:
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1913.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1913.jpg.html)

...with the Many Eyed Tree of Ogling:
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1915.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1915.jpg.html)

AND the Dead Fall Bidge from Frag's Sacred Rock Bar & Grill to Stoned Hedge Isle:
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1918.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1918.jpg.html)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1917.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1917.jpg.html)

Now that I'm coming up to speed (for a Feeble Old Man that is) progress reports should come more frequently...or not. In the meantime your kind commentary would be most appreciated...mostly.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 8/23/13: Some Small Progress
Post by: Mason on August 23, 2013, 07:42:13 PM
Great stuff, Amigo!

Love the way the place is coming together.
All those walkways are relly cool and the 'Twig from the Creek' is perfect.
 :-* :-* :-*

This is really going to be a wonder to behold when you have finished.
 8)

Title: Re: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 8/23/13: Some Small Progress
Post by: von Lucky on August 23, 2013, 09:36:57 PM
Egads! That is beautiful.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 8/23/13: Some Small Progress
Post by: Constable Bertrand on August 24, 2013, 01:04:49 PM
 :-* well done DeafNala, that play surface looks so amazing all together like that. All the fantastic detail and intrigue you have built into it makes for a very interesting and fun space.  8)

I like the swamp. If the islands are fixed, will you put in more floating debri, alligators and the like?
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 8/23/13: Some Small Progress
Post by: Engel on August 24, 2013, 01:31:09 PM
Lovly all around but those pictures of the dark murky bridge is awesome.  :-*
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 8/23/13: Some Small Progress
Post by: DeafNala on August 24, 2013, 01:57:22 PM
Thanks MUCHO for all the kind comments, Guys...you've made my day!

...and the 'Twig from the Creek' is perfect.

There has been some question as to the sanity of someone who gets excited about a water logger twig...sanity is highly overrated.

If the islands are fixed, will you put in more floating debri, alligators and the like?

Along with more walkways & beds of reeds/marsh grass there will be lots of floating thingies & beasties...reasons to avoid a dip.

Lovly all around but those pictures of the dark murky bridge is awesome.  :-*

The bridge is balsa planking over two interesting twigs. I rather like the effect myself...I'm glad you agree.

Egads! That is beautiful.

Thanks, von Lucky!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 8/23/13: Some Small Progress
Post by: aggro84 on August 24, 2013, 02:50:41 PM
The board looks wonderful!
I have said before, I love all the little details!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 8/23/13: Some Small Progress
Post by: CyberAlien312 on August 24, 2013, 04:09:06 PM
Oh, I've missed some of the updates! Really nice work on George. Is he scratch-built? The board looks fantastic too,  it makes me say "Wow" out loud, even more so because I know I would never be able to do something like that. Only one suggestion though, perhaps you could gloss varnish the water? It would make it look more watery, I think.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 8/23/13: Some Small Progress
Post by: DeafNala on August 24, 2013, 05:43:47 PM
The board looks wonderful!
I have said before, I love all the little details!

Thanks, aggro! Adding little touches to my creations is the most enjoyable part of the Beasty for moi. Seeing the little details in other Folks' is something I find delightful & inspiring.

Oh, I've missed some of the updates! Really nice work on George. Is he scratch-built? The board looks fantastic too,  it makes me say "Wow" out loud, even more so because I know I would never be able to do something like that. Only one suggestion though, perhaps you could gloss varnish the water? It would make it look more watery, I think.

Thanks, C.A.! Old Loathsome George is a home grown Beasty...he may be getting some company.
Once I get the clumps of reeds glued down all the exposed "water" areas will get some water effect for ripples & several layers of gloss finish. I think that will not only add to the water feel, but to the general disgustingly gross aspect of the swamp.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 8/23/13: Some Small Progress
Post by: FramFramson on August 24, 2013, 05:53:24 PM
This already looks great. Once you get the gloss or water effect on there, it's going to be a smash. One of your very best boards yet!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 8/23/13: Some Small Progress
Post by: DeafNala on August 24, 2013, 06:20:25 PM
This already looks great. Once you get the gloss or water effect on there, it's going to be a smash. One of your very best boards yet!

Thanks, Fram! I'm hoping the gloss will look the part.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 8/23/13: Some Small Progress
Post by: Brummie Thug on August 25, 2013, 07:13:54 PM
Took me a couple of days to work my way through this thread there is some truly amazing and inspiring work here. Great job love it all  ;)
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 8/23/13: Some Small Progress
Post by: DeafNala on August 25, 2013, 09:09:09 PM
Thanks for the kind words AND the perseverance to plod through the whole thread, Brummie!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 9/02/13: Some More Small Progress
Post by: DeafNala on September 02, 2013, 10:02:25 PM
As threatened, I took a LOT of photos of what progress I made with The Swamp. There are some new scaffolds connecting various Places of Dubious Interest along with some reed beds for Loathsome George to lurk in & the first layer of water effects. SO here are The Photos of ASTOUNDING Mediocrity:

The prerequisite Overview:
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1932.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1932.jpg.html)

Swooping in & around George:
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1935.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1935.jpg.html)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1934.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1934.jpg.html)

The Grand Scaffold connecting the Three or Four Sisters with Frag's Sacred Rock Bar & Grill:
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1936.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1936.jpg.html)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1937.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1937.jpg.html)

Some additions by Oozy Suzy's:
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1938.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1938.jpg.html)

AND just buzzing around:
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1939.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1939.jpg.html)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1940.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1940.jpg.html)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1941.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1941.jpg.html)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1943.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1943.jpg.html)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1944.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1944.jpg.html)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1947.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1947.jpg.html)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1950.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1950.jpg.html)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1945.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1945.jpg.html)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1952.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1952.jpg.html)

There you are. If any of you are still here, your comments & critiques would be appreciated...for the most part.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 9/02/13: Some More Small Progress
Post by: FramFramson on September 03, 2013, 03:04:07 AM
Looks like everything's going wonderfully so far! Will the later layers of water effect add a more glossy finish to the water? That seems to be the biggest thing missing at the moment.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 9/02/13: Some More Small Progress
Post by: Constable Bertrand on September 03, 2013, 08:45:43 AM
 :-*  :-*  :-*
Loving it DeafNala! I like the rich textures everywhere. They are varied across the terrain. Everything looks natural and chaotic.

Perhaps George could have a partially submerged lady friend. Grabbing and unsuspecting mushroom? Or perhaps holding a fresh picked skeleton arm. ;)
Title: Re: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 9/02/13: Some More Small Progress
Post by: von Lucky on September 03, 2013, 10:15:46 AM
Your terrain, as always, looks like it would be a dream to play on.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 9/02/13: Some More Small Progress
Post by: DeafNala on September 03, 2013, 01:18:51 PM
Thanks for all the positive feedback, Guys!

Looks like everything's going wonderfully so far! Will the later layers of water effect add a more glossy finish to the water? That seems to be the biggest thing missing at the moment.

It actually is fairly shiny in reality. However, I intend to keep adding layers of gloss finish until it starts reflecting the surrounding terrain...or the whole thing is embedded in polyurethane...whichever comes first.

:-*  :-*  :-*
Loving it DeafNala! I like the rich textures everywhere. They are varied across the terrain. Everything looks natural and chaotic.

Perhaps George could have a partially submerged lady friend. Grabbing and unsuspecting mushroom? Or perhaps holding a fresh picked skeleton arm. ;)

Thanks for the compliments AND the ideas...the Place could stand some water details.

Your terrain, as always, looks like it would be a dream to play on.

Thanks, von Lucky! If my imagination & narrating skills are up to it, I hope to start solo gaming again.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 9/02/13: Some More Small Progress
Post by: Doomhippie on September 03, 2013, 01:53:31 PM
As I was gloomly looking through some material for the first of three consequetive parent-teacher nights I accidently opened LAF and stumbled across the the newest additions to your thread. Looking at all the weird faces I somehow connected them to the parents of the kids I teach - and really cracked up. Those pics made my day, I'll make sure to be extra nice to those parents. What a wonderful world of weirdness you have once again presented to us. This is one of the best threads on this forum and that is saying a lot.  :)
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 9/04/13: OOH, SHINY!
Post by: DeafNala on September 03, 2013, 02:00:32 PM
Thanks for the VERY kind reply, Doomhippie!
Making a Friend's day a little bit brighter has, in turn, made my day...thanks again.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 9/02/13: Some More Small Progress
Post by: Mason on September 03, 2013, 09:08:28 PM
I am with the Hippy of Doom on this: Whenever I open this thread I feel a smile creep on to my face.
 :D


Wonderful stuff, as usual, Amigo!
 :-* :-*

Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 9/02/13: Some More Small Progress
Post by: DeafNala on September 03, 2013, 09:55:11 PM
Thanks, Amigo! I'm glad to have brought a moment of cheer....of the silly sort.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 9/02/13: Some More Small Progress
Post by: aggro84 on September 04, 2013, 03:40:06 AM
Nice work Deafnala!  :-*
Now start gaming on that board!  ;D
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 9/04/13: OOOH...SHINY!
Post by: DeafNala on September 04, 2013, 02:18:34 PM
Thanks, aggro...that is the Game Plan.

AND while I'm here...

The first layer of gloss on the "water" has proved to be SO shiny that further layers are probably not necessary. That won't necessarily stop moi fro seeing how many layers I can do before screwing the whole thing up. 
Be that as it may, here is how the "water" looks through The Camera's uncooperative perspective:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1956.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1956.jpg.html)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1958.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1958.jpg.html)

As always your kind comments would be appreciated...kind of.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 9/04/13: OOOH...SHINY!
Post by: pocoloco on September 04, 2013, 04:04:09 PM
Just pure fairy-tale  :-* I can only demand more pics, pretty please  ;D
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 9/04/13: OOOH...SHINY!
Post by: ink the troll on September 04, 2013, 06:16:33 PM
Looking good, delightfully weird and imaginative.
For the first time in my life I've found meself wondering whether shrooms might enjoy fishing? The fella in the second pic definitely would be able to hold a fishing rod with his teeth.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 9/04/13: OOOH...SHINY!
Post by: DeafNala on September 04, 2013, 06:52:33 PM
Thanks, Guys! I needed a jolt of motivation.

Just pure fairy-tale  :-* I can only demand more pics, pretty please  ;D

After I add just a bit more scaffolding & some posters, candles, etc., I'm planning on showing off the details & inhabitants in a series of photos. SO you should be subjected to more photos soon.

Looking good, delightfully weird and imaginative.
For the first time in my life I've found meself wondering whether shrooms might enjoy fishing? The fella in the second pic definitely would be able to hold a fishing rod with his teeth.

Now that's an idea...thanks. A Fisheroom would be cool & doable.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 9/04/13: OOOH...SHINY!
Post by: FramFramson on September 05, 2013, 06:07:07 AM
Looks sufficiently wet to me!  lol

Great stuff, as always.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 9/04/13: OOOH...SHINY!
Post by: **GS** on September 05, 2013, 06:54:46 AM
**snip**SO you should be subjected to more photos soon.**snip**

Looking forward to them pictures as you already did a SPLENDID job on these ones. I'd love to have a game of songs on the terrain.

Cheers
GS
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 9/04/13: OOOH...SHINY!
Post by: beefcake on September 05, 2013, 07:01:29 AM
What a great board.
Alice in wonderland meets the bog of eternal stench.  :D
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 9/04/13: OOOH...SHINY!
Post by: Brummie Thug on September 05, 2013, 08:46:54 AM
It looks sublime sir! Jolly well done!  :)
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 9/04/13: OOOH...SHINY!
Post by: Mason on September 05, 2013, 09:34:46 AM
It looks perfectly soggy to me, sir.
I cannot say that it looks 'good' as I would certainly not like to go for a dip in there.
*Shudder*


What a great board.
Alice in wonderland meets the bog of eternal stench.  :D

This sums it up perfectly for me.
 ;)

Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 9/04/13: OOOH...SHINY!
Post by: DeafNala on September 05, 2013, 02:16:20 PM
WOW! Thanks for all the kind comments, Guys!

Looks sufficiently wet to me!  lol

Great stuff, as always.

I was waiting for your approval before checking off the "water" as finished...no kidding!

Looking forward to them pictures as you already did a SPLENDID job on these ones. I'd love to have a game of songs on the terrain.

Cheers
GS

You can count on more photos; re, the WONDERFUL responses I receive are my major reason for getting up in the morning...visiting the washroom is second.

While the boards are great for taking photos, I would love to use them for a gaming. The only games I've had over the last decade or two have been solo affairs; SO I'm not sure what rules would work with them...I'm open to suggestions...among other things.

What a great board.
Alice in wonderland meets the bog of eternal stench.  :D

The Bog of Eternal Stench was a major inspiration for the piece. Apparently it shows; over on Tom's Boring Mordheim Forum one of the Guys posted a photo of Ludo & Sarah's reaction to the aroma...some people don't appreciate interesting smells.

It looks sublime sir! Jolly well done!  :)

Thanks, Brummie! That's a really nice way of putting it!

It looks perfectly soggy to me, sir.
I cannot say that it looks 'good' as I would certainly not like to go for a dip in there.
*Shudder*

Cool! That gave me an idea for a sign to stick into the water...probably by the waste pipe from Crazy Mary's: a NO SWIMMING sign with the NO crossed out and a tentacle wrapped around the post.
Thanks, Paul!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 9/04/13: ...the water's FINE!
Post by: DeafNala on September 06, 2013, 03:27:37 PM
Inspired by an observation of my Man, Mason, The NO OK SWIMMING sign & Perilous Pauline:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1961.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1961.jpg.html)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1960.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1960.jpg.html)

Your kind commentary would be most welcome...mostly.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 9/04/13: ...the water's FINE!
Post by: aggro84 on September 06, 2013, 03:31:09 PM
Lovely stuff.
I love the way everytime I look at the phots I notice something cool, I had not noticed before!
The water looks really cool too.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 9/04/13: ...the water's FINE!
Post by: DeafNala on September 06, 2013, 04:36:00 PM
Thanks, aggro!

I love the way everytime I look at the phots I notice something cool, I had not noticed before!

That's what I try to achieve; i.e., having enough little details that each time you look you'll see something new...nothing major, but some new little detail. I'm delighted you're finding this to be the case with your visits.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 9/04/13: ...the water's FINE!
Post by: FramFramson on September 06, 2013, 05:38:59 PM
OMG THAT SIGN  lol lol lol

Perfect!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 9/04/13: ...the water's FINE!
Post by: DeafNala on September 06, 2013, 06:26:23 PM
OMG THAT SIGN  lol lol lol

Perfect!

Thanks, Fram! As a Fellow Daffy Duck Fan I figured you like that!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 9/04/13: ...the water's FINE!
Post by: CyberAlien312 on September 06, 2013, 06:58:10 PM
Putting that sign there is indeed a stroke of genius.  lol
Lovely work once again, DeafNala!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 9/04/13: ...the water's FINE!
Post by: DeafNala on September 06, 2013, 09:39:50 PM
Thanks, C.A.! I'm glad you liked it. Mason gets some of the credit...the idea sprang from something he said in his post.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 9/04/13: ...the water's FINE!
Post by: luidinuovo on September 07, 2013, 06:39:27 AM
Der Wahnsinn/Great,like your Stuff  ;D.
Saluti
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 9/04/13: ...the water's FINE!
Post by: dijit on September 07, 2013, 06:57:13 AM
Yuo don't disappoint! Great stuff as always.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 9/04/13: ...the water's FINE!
Post by: Spooktalker on September 07, 2013, 07:04:01 AM
I can see figures getting lost in a huge and wonderful scene like that... in a good way. Water looks great.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 9/04/13: ...the water's FINE!
Post by: Constable Bertrand on September 07, 2013, 07:10:55 AM
 lol That's classic DeafNala, what a board!  :-*
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 9/04/13: ...the water's FINE!
Post by: Brummie Thug on September 07, 2013, 07:24:42 AM
LOL looks brilliant. I get could just sit and gaze at your terrain and figures all day its such a treat to look around it.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 9/04/13: ...the water's FINE!
Post by: Mason on September 07, 2013, 08:41:32 AM
Tha sign is great.
The tentacle crowns it.
 8)

Mason gets some of the credit...the idea sprang from something he said in his post.

Nonsense, my good man.
All the credit should solely your own.

Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 9/04/13: ...the water's FINE!
Post by: Blackwolf on September 07, 2013, 08:45:57 AM
Lovely  :-* As always :)
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 9/04/13: ...the water's FINE!
Post by: DeafNala on September 07, 2013, 04:02:36 PM
luidinuovo, dijit, Spooktalker, Constable Bertrand, Brummie Thug, Mason, & Blackwolf: thanks MUCHO for brightening my day with your kind comments...I'll try to live up to them all with future posts.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 9/09/13: Some Small Progress
Post by: DeafNala on September 09, 2013, 12:59:47 PM
As the title says, I made some small progress with The Swamp; i.e., I added a suitably rickety bridge from The Three Sisters' to Stoned Hedge Isle & Tavern; AND a scaffold leading from Crazy Mary's to Frag's Rock.
That should take care of the board other than adding some posters, flyers, vegetation...mutant or otherwise, & the Residents. As I finish the Guys & Gals around Town I'll post them...you might consider this advanced warning.
NOW on to the photos:

A Buzzard's eye view:
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1962.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1962.jpg.html)

The Three Sisters' Bridge:
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1966.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1966.jpg.html)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1967.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1967.jpg.html)

The Crazy Mary's Way to Frag's:
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1963.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1963.jpg.html)

Once more your kind comments are requested...more or less.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 9/09/13: Some Small Progress
Post by: FramFramson on September 10, 2013, 05:58:21 AM
Woo haa!

Nice interlocking gamable bits you've got there. Plenty of paths to maneuver and attack from.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 9/09/13: Some Small Progress
Post by: DeafNala on September 10, 2013, 02:15:05 PM
Thanks, Fram! The scaffolds offer some added excitement to combat; i.e., the possibility of falling into the toxic wastes is daunting.
Now that I've got a feel for the Beasty, adding scaffolds to the Goblin City, Maudehiem (name to be changed) should go well. There the excitement comes from a LONG fall to the unforgiving rocks below.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 9/09/13: Some Small Progress
Post by: dijit on September 10, 2013, 02:18:51 PM
Wholeheartedly agree with Fram here! Those bridges and board walks will make for some fantastic gaming. And as always you to your usual high standard with good strong and vibrant colours.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 9/09/13: Some Small Progress
Post by: DeafNala on September 10, 2013, 03:00:43 PM
Thanks for the kind reply, dijit! I sometimes think I'm bucking the trend toward subtle colors, but vibrant shades is how I view fantasy. I'm delighted you enjoy the effect.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 9/09/13: Some Small Progress
Post by: Doomsdave on September 11, 2013, 05:15:13 AM
I can't say it enough times.  I have thoroughly enjoyed this thread from the beginning.  It is nice to see a wargame project exude so much joy for the maker and the viewer. 

To me this has a very Jim Henson meets Pink Floyd vibe.  Cool. 
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 9/09/13: Some Small Progress
Post by: CyberAlien312 on September 11, 2013, 07:12:49 AM
I can't say it enough times.  I have thoroughly enjoyed this thread from the beginning. 
I completely agree. I have been thinking about doing something similar, but then it wouldn't be original anymore. I envy your inspiration and skills, DeafNala! I hope this project will continue for a very long time.  :)
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 9/09/13: Some Small Progress
Post by: DeafNala on September 11, 2013, 02:10:12 PM
Thanks again for your kind comments, Guys! You have made my day...again.

I can't say it enough times.  I have thoroughly enjoyed this thread from the beginning.  It is nice to see a wargame project exude so much joy for the maker and the viewer.  

To me this has a very Jim Henson meets Pink Floyd vibe.  Cool.  

Giving my Fellow L.A.Fers something to enjoy & get a chuckle out of makes The Project worthwhile for moi...keeps me out trouble for the most part too.

I completely agree. I have been thinking about doing something similar, but then it wouldn't be original anymore. I envy your inspiration and skills, DeafNala! I hope this project will continue for a very long time.  :)

I sometimes wonder if there are any new original ideas left. The Project is a compilation of everything I've loved about Fantasy & The Craft. If you go for something similar, it will reflect your own unique view of things far more than it will what I have done...SO go for it!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 9/09/13: Some Small Progress
Post by: einarolafson on September 11, 2013, 07:24:39 PM
You are adding tentacles to your scenery pieces... that's nice :-*!! Now you can use it for Strange Aeons too  lol lol!!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 9/09/13: Some Small Progress
Post by: DeafNala on September 11, 2013, 08:25:03 PM
You are adding tentacles to your scenery pieces... that's nice :-*!! Now you can use it for Strange Aeons too  lol lol!!

Thanks for commenting, einarolafson!
My Stuff is probably suited for most anything with "Strange" in the title.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 9/09/13: Some Small Progress
Post by: Thantsants on September 15, 2013, 08:06:12 PM
Ah - getting reacquainted with this thread is like slipping back into an old, comfortable but strangely alive and mischievously intelligent pair of slippers!

Good to see the swamp progressing well - I'll have to delve deeper and see what I've missed - I've been a bit preoccupied with the whole Oldhammer thing  recently  :D
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 9/09/13: Some Small Progress
Post by: OLeary on September 16, 2013, 05:34:23 AM
Just look at you, building ever more wonders for us to enjoy. I like the way you photographed it all too. The buzzards eye view gives me a chance to see the work more as a whole and the ground shots give me a chance to imagine what it would be like to actually be there.

Again, charming, inventive and talented work from your hands OH GREAT ONE :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 9/09/13: Some Small Progress
Post by: Brummie Thug on September 16, 2013, 06:56:08 AM
Loving the Birds eye views DeafNala.  :-* :-* :-* :-* As Always. I can imagine some fun gobbo games being played across this. Catch the Mushroom type thing.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 9/09/13: Some Small Progress
Post by: dijit on September 16, 2013, 07:36:53 AM
Thanks for the kind reply, dijit! I sometimes think I'm bucking the trend toward subtle colors, but vibrant shades is how I view fantasy. I'm delighted you enjoy the effect.
I think the vibrant shades add a certain dream (some might almost hint at drug induced dreams, mind you :D) like quality to what you've produced, which just seems to highlight the fantasy elements to it.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 9/09/13: Some Small Progress
Post by: DeafNala on September 16, 2013, 04:53:41 PM
Thanks for all the kind remarks, Guys & Gal!

Ah - getting reacquainted with this thread is like slipping back into an old, comfortable but strangely alive and mischievously intelligent pair of slippers!

My slippers have now taken on a sinister aspect...along with various paint stains & holes.

Good to see the swamp progressing well - I'll have to delve deeper and see what I've missed - I've been a bit preoccupied with the whole Oldhammer thing  recently  :D

Have FUN browsing...I'll keep an eye open for your Old Hammer post.

Just look at you, building ever more wonders for us to enjoy. I like the way you photographed it all too. The buzzards eye view gives me a chance to see the work more as a whole and the ground shots give me a chance to imagine what it would be like to actually be there.

Again, charming, inventive and talented work from your hands OH GREAT ONE :-* :-* :-*

I'm delighted you're enjoying The Project, Anne!
The Buzzard's Eye View does put the board in an understandable perspective that eliminates some of the confusion the close ups can cause...I hope that wasn't confusing.
Buzzards are quite common around here; normally they're seen in a holding pattern, circling above an unseen object/potential meal...they do it to freak people out.

Loving the Birds eye views DeafNala.  :-* :-* :-* :-* As Always. I can imagine some fun gobbo games being played across this. Catch the Mushroom type thing.

I sure hope that there will some game waiting at the end of The Project...something suitably silly.

I think the vibrant shades add a certain dream (some might almost hint at drug induced dreams, mind you :D) like quality to what you've produced, which just seems to highlight the fantasy elements to it.

I have noticed White Rabbit usually plays through my head while I paint.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 9/09/13: Some Small Progress
Post by: Mr Saturday on September 17, 2013, 09:04:40 AM
Lordy, that swamp is looking majestic. I love to game on that. You have such a distinctive style there's no mistaking your work for anyone else's. Cracking stuff sir!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 9/09/13: Some Small Progress
Post by: DeafNala on September 17, 2013, 01:21:48 PM
Thanks, Mr S...as a Fellow Swamp Person our kind comments are especially appreciated.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 9/30/13: Overview Photos On Demand
Post by: DeafNala on September 30, 2013, 12:06:28 AM
Quote from: Bolbotos
big pictore of whole mushroomwoodmarshes wanted :cyclops:

I was going to direct you back a couple of pages, but when I checked there weren't any overall photos with the last additions to the scaffolding. SO here you go:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1979.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1979.jpg.html)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1982.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1982.jpg.html)

I'll be taking some photos soon of the next board over.  
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 9/30/13: Overview Photos On Demand
Post by: FramFramson on September 30, 2013, 01:15:29 AM
So many wonderful things going on there.  :-*
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 9/30/13: Overview Photos On Demand
Post by: DeafNala on September 30, 2013, 01:21:36 AM
Thanks, Fram...I'm glad you like it!

So many wonderful things going on there.  :-*

I was afraid it might be too busy. I'm glad I left out the Ferris Wheel & the Eiffel Tower now.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 9/30/13: Overview Photos On Demand
Post by: **GS** on September 30, 2013, 08:42:16 AM
I do very much like this great piece.

please keep pictures coming.

GS
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 9/30/13: Overview Photos On Demand
Post by: Andrew May on September 30, 2013, 09:06:00 AM
This gets more wonderful every time I see it! :-*  :-*

(http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1981.jpg.html)

And now we know your secret, I'm going to start eating eggs like there's no tomorrow! lol
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 9/30/13: Overview Photos On Demand
Post by: Mason on September 30, 2013, 09:41:39 AM
That last photo looks wonderful, Al!
A truly, crazy, wacky and loony masterpiece.
And bloody gorgeous too, of course.
 :-* :-*

Keep up the great work, mate!
 8)

Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 9/30/13: Overview Photos On Demand
Post by: DeafNala on September 30, 2013, 12:52:04 PM
Thanks YET AGAIN for ALL the WONDERFUL responses!

I do very much like this great piece.

please keep pictures coming.

GS

I promise not to disappoint you, GS. Now that Baseball Season is coming to an end the time I spend watching all those games can be spent making strange pieces & painting minis to match.

This gets more wonderful every time I see it! :-*  :-*

(http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1981.jpg.html)

And now we know your secret, I'm going to start eating eggs like there's no tomorrow! lol

The eggs may very well have something to do with it all. At the least, the cartons are where I store my finished minis & those that are based, primed, & ready for the brush...gives some small indication of the amount of work left both painting & taking photos.

That last photo looks wonderful, Al!
A truly, crazy, wacky and loony masterpiece.
And bloody gorgeous too, of course.
 :-* :-*

Keep up the great work, mate!
 8)



Thanks, Paul...you ain't seen nothing yet...so to speak!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 9/30/13: Overview Photos On Demand
Post by: pocoloco on October 02, 2013, 10:07:29 AM
..you ain't seen nothing yet...so to speak!

Jaw-droppingly captivating scenery! And if we, or at least Paul, haven't seen nothing yet, can't wait to see what you have in store for us  ;D
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 10/02/13: Photos On Demand
Post by: DeafNala on October 02, 2013, 04:46:04 PM
Jaw-droppingly captivating scenery! And if we, or at least Paul, haven't seen nothing yet, can't wait to see what you have in store for us  ;D

Thanks for the motivating response, pocoloco!
Here's an exclusive little peek at the next board:

The Bridge to the Isles:
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1986.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1986.jpg.html)

The Tree by the Bridge:
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1989.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1989.jpg.html)

I have another of the Live-In Giant Mushroom that are SO in vogue with the Witchy Ladies underway. I should have photos up of it within the next couple of days.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 10/07/13: Some small Progress
Post by: DeafNala on October 07, 2013, 12:51:42 PM
To lay to rest rumors of my death or commitment here are some new W.I.P. photos. The one corner is starting to look almost done..are scenery projects ever truly done?

The Overview of Mother Josephine's Mushroom & surrounding:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1990.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1990.jpg.html)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1991.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1991.jpg.html)

Up closer by The Tree:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1992.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1992.jpg.html)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1993.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1993.jpg.html)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1994.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1994.jpg.html)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1997.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1997.jpg.html)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1995.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1995.jpg.html)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1996.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1996.jpg.html)

Once more your kind commentary is requested...kind of.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 10/07/13: Some small Progress
Post by: maxxev on October 07, 2013, 04:02:07 PM
Ever done.... hah, barely started for me :).

Loving that platform, I definately need to get some scafolding into my terrain when I eventually start it.... again..... properly...
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 10/07/13: Some small Progress
Post by: DeafNala on October 07, 2013, 04:15:30 PM
Thanks, maxxev!
The scaffolding was actually intended as practice for all the walkways I'd like to add to the Maudeheim/Goblin City board when I eventually get back to it. I'm rather pleased with the results thus far.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 10/07/13: Some small Progress
Post by: Mason on October 07, 2013, 04:24:46 PM
 :o  and   :-*  and 8) ...as usual, mate!

It is the sheer variety of colours and textures that you have going on that continually amazes me.

Wonderful stuff.
All of it.
 :D

Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 10/07/13: Some small Progress
Post by: FramFramson on October 07, 2013, 04:54:39 PM
Those new mushrooms are a lovely shade of blue!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 10/07/13: Some small Progress
Post by: Jevenkah on October 07, 2013, 05:50:38 PM
The colours were the first thing that caught my eye when I got to look through this latest batch of photos. The palette is perfectly fanciful and a bit sickly at the same time. To continue to echo the previous posters, the walkways are awesome. Are the planks made from craft store material or mother nature supplied?

Loving it all,
Jevenkah
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 10/07/13: Some small Progress
Post by: DeafNala on October 07, 2013, 10:14:04 PM
Thanks for all the kind comments, Guys & Gal!

I don't generally think out the colors for my thingies; I just go with what feels right. The vibrant colors add to the surreal feel of the place; i.e., they don't look like the "Real World".

To continue to echo the previous posters, the walkways are awesome. Are the planks made from craft store material or mother nature supplied?

Yes. That is they're made of God's balsa wood that I pick up at Michael's. The planks are 1/4"X1/8" & the supporting beams are 1/4"X1/4". I distress them with a course hobby saw to emphasize the wood grain.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 10/07/13: Some small Progress
Post by: aggro84 on October 08, 2013, 02:00:19 AM
nice work DeafNala!
 :-*
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 10/07/13: Some small Progress
Post by: DeafNala on October 08, 2013, 02:04:13 AM
Thanks, aggro! I'm glad you like it.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 10/13/13: Dora's Place...1st Shack
Post by: DeafNala on October 13, 2013, 08:28:47 PM
Dora's place is now open for business...more or less. Many's the Guy, Goblin or Otherwise, who's stopped off for "a wee drop at Dora's". Now that I've gotten that out of my system here are some photos of the latest development:

The Waterfront Property:
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1998.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1998.jpg.html)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN2001.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN2001.jpg.html)

Dora's from a few different angles:
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1999.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN1999.jpg.html)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN2000.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN2000.jpg.html)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN2002.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN2002.jpg.html)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN2003.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN2003.jpg.html)

Your comments, critiques, & endowments for the arts would be most welcome...for the most part.
Title: Re: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 10/13/13: Dora's Place...1st Shack
Post by: von Lucky on October 13, 2013, 08:45:55 PM
Wait - that's a tavern? I'm still getting awesome the Henson vibe, keep it up.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 10/13/13: Dora's Place...1st Shack
Post by: Brummie Thug on October 13, 2013, 08:52:49 PM
I love it for some reason the 'Cheers' theme tune popped into my head from nowhere...brrr spooky
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 10/13/13: Dora's Place...1st Shack
Post by: DeafNala on October 13, 2013, 10:32:21 PM
Thanks, Guys! I needed a jolt of motivation.

Wait - that's a tavern? I'm still getting awesome the Henson vibe, keep it up.

Nothing quite so grand...more like one of the little, illegal bars that dotted my old stomping grounds. The whole Shanty Town will be a series of party spots...Goblins living up to their reputation.

I love it for some reason the 'Cheers' theme tune popped into my head from nowhere...brrr spooky


I had an Old Scottish drinking song (forgive the spelling: Just A Wee Daken Dora in mind. But now that you mention it, the Cheers would work...& be impossible to stop playing through the mind.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 10/13/13: Dora's Place...1st Shack
Post by: FramFramson on October 13, 2013, 11:55:48 PM
Does it have a back door to throw the unruly out of, or for the owners to escape whatever passes for "The Authorities" in DeafNala land?
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 10/13/13: Dora's Place...1st Shack
Post by: DeafNala on October 14, 2013, 12:03:14 AM
Does it have a back door to throw the unruly out of, or for the owners to escape whatever passes for "The Authorities" in DeafNala land?

I do have space on the underside for a trapdoor...EXCELLENT suggestion! Thanks, Fram.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 10/13/13: Dora's Place...1st Shack
Post by: aggro84 on October 14, 2013, 03:01:14 AM
Very cool!
I think you just get better and better!
 :-*
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 10/13/13: Dora's Place...1st Shack
Post by: Constable Bertrand on October 14, 2013, 07:24:22 AM
I am really liking your weathered timber. The shades and tones in it are fantastic, and define your wood grain very well. The cracked plaster and brick work is a nice addition sir.

The little establishment has no running water? So it doesn't need any little pipes running into it?

Cheers
Matt.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 10/13/13: Dora's Place...1st Shack
Post by: marianas_gamer on October 14, 2013, 07:29:30 AM
Love Dora's DeafNala  :-*  The colors are not what I would have picked for either the piers or the building but they work really well, something I will file away for use some day. Great work as always.  Keep it up and I won't even say "lay off the mushrooms" as they seem to work just fine  lol lol
LB
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 10/13/13: Dora's Place...1st Shack
Post by: DeafNala on October 14, 2013, 01:42:03 PM
Thanks for all the kind word, Guys!

Very cool!
I think you just get better and better!
 :-*

I'm delighted you like it. I guess all the practice is paying off...I wonder where I'd be if I practiced something practical.

I am really liking your weathered timber. The shades and tones in it are fantastic, and define your wood grain very well. The cracked plaster and brick work is a nice addition sir.

The little establishment has no running water? So it doesn't need any little pipes running into it?

Cheers
Matt.

Thanks, Matt.
Now that's an idea. I could add a Water tower/tank with pipes feeding some of the establishments...the height would add another level to the Beasty. Drinking the Swamp water might be a very bad idea; actually water isn't any good for you...just look what it does to your shoes.

Love Dora's DeafNala  :-*  The colors are not what I would have picked for either the piers or the building but they work really well, something I will file away for use some day. Great work as always.  Keep it up and I won't even say "lay off the mushrooms" as they seem to work just fine  lol lol
LB

Thanks, LB!
The colors probably wouldn't work in a saner project, but sanity has never been a strong point with moi.
The photos did reveal the curtain needed some toning down; so I went back & softened the shadows.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 10/13/13: Dora's Place...1st Shack
Post by: Mason on October 14, 2013, 02:15:19 PM
Great stuff, Al!
 :-*

It always feels good to get a regular dose of that crazy place in your mind that you like to invite us all into.
 :D


Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 10/13/13: Dora's Place...1st Shack
Post by: DeafNala on October 14, 2013, 02:26:09 PM
Thanks, Paul! This corner of my mind may be strange(r), & surrealistic, but it's a far more pleasant place than Cruel Reality....the rest of The Mind is dusty & cobweb festooned.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 10/16/13: The New Girl In The Swamp
Post by: DeafNala on October 16, 2013, 07:04:31 PM
My Man in Australia, Joe Thomlinson, out of the kindness of his heart sent me this LOVELY Witchy Woman. While she may not gather me awards, she was a pleasure to paint & a WONDERFUL addition to The Project:

Seen here near her Mushroom, Mother Josephine:
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN2004.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN2004.jpg.html)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN2009.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN2009.jpg.html)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN2008.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN2008.jpg.html)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN2010.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN2010.jpg.html)

SO thanks again, Joe...you are a FINE FELLOW!
As always your king comments & critiques would be most welcome...mostly.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 10/16/13: The New Girl In The Swamp
Post by: Mason on October 16, 2013, 07:08:34 PM
Mother Josephine looks perfect for the project, Al.
Nice work, both of you.
 8)


A lovely gift is always to be appreciated.
Well done, Joe!
 :D

Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 10/16/13: The New Girl In The Swamp
Post by: Constable Bertrand on October 16, 2013, 07:15:37 PM
She looks right at home among the mushrooms. Certainly looks more comfortable than among the fun trees.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 10/16/13: The New Girl In The Swamp
Post by: DeafNala on October 16, 2013, 09:42:09 PM
Thanks, Guys!

Mother Josephine looks perfect for the project, Al.
Nice work, both of you.
 8)


A lovely gift is always to be appreciated.
Well done, Joe!
 :D



The Girl is a cool mini with a charm all her own, AND she really fits in with the feel of The Swamp...that doesn't sounds as complimentary as intended.

She looks right at home among the mushrooms. Certainly looks more comfortable than among the fun trees.

She does rather match up nicely with the Mushrooms...I don't think anyone feels comfortable by the Trees.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 10/16/13: The New Girl In The Swamp
Post by: jthomlin on October 17, 2013, 02:42:42 AM
I came across her deep in the bowls of lead mountain while searching for other things* and was instantly reminded of DeafNala's wonderful creation, so she just had to go home!

Chuffed that I can play even a tiny part in your great endeavour sirrah!  :D

Cheers!
Joe Thomlinson

*(Orcs coming soon John! really ....  ::))
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 10/16/13: The New Girl In The Swamp
Post by: Brummie Thug on October 17, 2013, 07:11:57 AM
Mother Josephine fits in with the scenery well. Nice paintjob as well DeafNala
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 10/16/13: The New Girl In The Swamp
Post by: FramFramson on October 17, 2013, 01:19:51 PM
C'mere luv, I'll 'ave yer a drink. Ehehehehe!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 10/16/13: The New Girl In The Swamp
Post by: DeafNala on October 17, 2013, 02:41:02 PM
Thanks, Guys! Although I've said it before, the positive comments that my Project have drawn are my main source of motivation, & the friends I've made through the Forums are a blessing I probably don't deserve...but I'll take it nonetheless.

I came across her deep in the bowls of lead mountain while searching for other things* and was instantly reminded of DeafNala's wonderful creation, so she just had to go home!

Chuffed that I can play even a tiny part in your great endeavour sirrah!  :D

Cheers!
Joe Thomlinson

*(Orcs coming soon John! really ....  ::))

The Old Girl is a PERFECT fit for the place. Everything else will be made to match her charming persona.
The Haunting Spirit of the Mushroom requested a photo wit Ma Jo:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN2025.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN2025.jpg.html)

Thanks again, Joe!

Mother Josephine fits in with the scenery well. Nice paintjob as well DeafNala

Thanks, Brummie! I think the match up is right on the money...I'm glad you agree.

C'mere luv, I'll 'ave yer a drink. Ehehehehe!

That's how I think of Ma Jo also...she is the owner & main culprit of Ma Jo's Potions, Poisons, & BBQ. I have another shack or maybe two to add to her Mushroom.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 10/16/13: The New Girl In The Swamp
Post by: Jevenkah on October 18, 2013, 02:46:23 PM
Ever heard that theory about people looking like their pets? That pic of Ma Jo and her mushroom prove it!

Loving it all!

Jevenkah
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 10/16/13: The New Girl In The Swamp
Post by: DeafNala on October 18, 2013, 05:23:51 PM
Ever heard that theory about people looking like their pets? That pic of Ma Jo and her mushroom prove it!

Loving it all!

Jevenkah


Thanks, Jevenkah! I'm glad you're enjoy The Project...plus it's always good to get a feminine view of things.

The noticeable resemblance brings up some disturbing possibilities..."you are what or whom you eat" is one. I think I like your mistress & pet theory best.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 10/21/13: The Pixies Have Landed
Post by: DeafNala on October 21, 2013, 12:44:27 PM
I finally finished the second of The Faerie Folk. The Grig Girls have settled into the Wood by Heep's place much to his annoyance. SO...

here they are about to launch their next prank:
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/DSCN2053.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/DSCN2053.jpg.html)

Your commentary would be most welcome...as always.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 10/21/13: The Pixies Have Landed
Post by: Theatralic on October 21, 2013, 12:58:25 PM
I am still feeling creeped out by your stuff but also love it a lot, It remembers me of all the Fantasyhorror Short Movies and Stories I love.

Those last Fairies rembered me of this 4 Minute Movie:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_EyPVV-WxA
(Not for the Faint Hearted ;) )
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 10/21/13: The Pixies Have Landed
Post by: DeafNala on October 21, 2013, 01:42:19 PM
Thanks, Theatralic...the Short Flick was cool & disturbing. For all their cuteness, Faerie Folk are oft times depicted as capricious with a dark, malevolent side...even Tinkerbell.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 10/21/13: The Pixies Have Landed
Post by: pocoloco on October 21, 2013, 02:01:05 PM
Loving the Old Girl aka Ma Josephine and fairie folk as well DeafNala  :-*

Besides the pixies, will there be also Redcaps, Gnomes, Tonttu etc?
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 10/21/13: The Pixies Have Landed
Post by: Mason on October 21, 2013, 02:09:50 PM
Those wings!
Those wings!
 :-* :-*

Great use of colour, Amigo.
They fit the setting so well.

Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 10/21/13: The Pixies Have Landed
Post by: DeafNala on October 21, 2013, 03:09:57 PM
Thanks, Guys...I'm glad you like The Girls despite the less than wonderful photos.

Besides the pixies, will there be also Redcaps, Gnomes, Tonttu etc?

Hopefully there will be all sorts of Faerie Folk. It's the Folk Lore Folk against The Real People...the latter are subject to forward & reverse time shifts whereas the former remain unchanged throughout...if you don't count the automatic weaponry.

Those wings!
Those wings!
 :-* :-*

Great use of colour, Amigo.
They fit the setting so well.



I must admit I'm rather pleased with the wings myself...I'm normally my own harshest critic.
I've had the second Faerie floating around unpainted for sooo long it was a wonderful feeling finishing her. Now I feel ready to shift into a higher &, hopefully, more productive gear...or not.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 10/21/13: The Pixies Have Landed
Post by: aggro84 on October 22, 2013, 02:23:19 AM
Nice work yet again DeafNala.
I love the old hag and the pixies!
 :-*
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 10/21/13: The Pixies Have Landed
Post by: DeafNala on October 22, 2013, 01:47:10 PM
Thanks, aggro! I'm glad you like the Girls...they're always up for a compliment.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 10/21/13: The Pixies Have Landed
Post by: FramFramson on October 22, 2013, 05:20:13 PM
They look like the type to hang around Mother Josephine's bar, asking the soon-to-be-disappeared unwary if they'd like a "taste".
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 10/21/13: The Pixies Have Landed
Post by: DeafNala on October 22, 2013, 06:40:37 PM
They look like the type to hang around Mother Josephine's bar, asking the soon-to-be-disappeared unwary if they'd like a "taste".

They do have a "looking for a good time, sailor?" look to them. Once I finish the other buildings for Mother Jo's I'll install them in the area.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 10/29/13: Two New Infestations...Hovels
Post by: DeafNala on October 29, 2013, 02:58:22 PM
Two new hovels have sprung up Mushroom like in the Shanty Town adjoining Ma Jo's Mushroom. To commemorate the occasion I thought some photos were in order. SO here's a Tour of the place:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN2056.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN2056.jpg.html)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN2058.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN2058.jpg.html)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN2058.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN2058.jpg.html)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN2059.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN2059.jpg.html)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN2062.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN2062.jpg.html)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN2065.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN2065.jpg.html)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN2067.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN2067.jpg.html)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN2068.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN2068.jpg.html)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN2069.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN2069.jpg.html)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN2071.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN2071.jpg.html)

There now, that wasn't so bad...mostly.
As always your kind commentary would be most welcome.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 10/29/13: Two New Infestations...Hovels
Post by: FramFramson on October 29, 2013, 03:30:43 PM
Oh this is going to look sooooo good once you have a respectable little shantytown built up. Some brilliant multi-level gaming possibilities too.

I also love how this mushroom house has been built into the shantytown. While it'll be good for you to have a couple more shacks, have you thought about one or two more notable "reclaimed" landmarks for the town? How much bigger do you think you're going to make this? Five shacks? Seven? Ten-ish?
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 10/29/13: Two New Infestations...Hovels
Post by: DeafNala on October 29, 2013, 04:06:14 PM
Thanks, Fram...I'm glad you like it! It's hard to see, but I took your suggestion about a backdoor & added trapdoors with ladder access to the elevated shacks.

There should be quite a few more shacks going into the mix. I'd like to have a couple of tenements...stacked up shacks with connecting & suitably rickety walkways at higher levels. I could start a shack-count like the rivet counts in VSF posts. Shack Count= 3  + 1 Mushroom.

I'm not sure what you mean about be reclaimed landmarks, but it sounds interesting.

The next board over will be the Old Graveyard that the Goblins have inhabited (along with the Restless Mostly Dead). It will be a source of repurposed housing & building materials.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 10/29/13: Two New Infestations...Hovels
Post by: FramFramson on October 29, 2013, 04:15:01 PM
The tenement idea sounds great and a perfect fit.

What I meant by reclaimed is, the mushroom was clearly growing there before the shantytown sprung up, but it has clearly been "claimed" by the town and is now built into it. Maybe one or two other features that predate the town would work. An old tree with the crown sawed off supporting a higher shack, another mushroom (perhaps a "damaged" or "repaired" one? That would be new), a big rock that had to be built around, even a petrified monster (or not-so-fossilized) that has long since stopped moving. Whatever it was, it was there long before this nasty little town oozed it's way in, but wasn't strong enough to stop it.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 10/29/13: Two New Infestations...Hovels
Post by: DeafNala on October 29, 2013, 04:30:08 PM
Thanks again, Fram. I have a Tree that I've been thinking of adding; it would fit with the reclamation idea. The rock pile or a partially buried statue of immense size is also an interesting possibility.

When I have the walkways down pat, I'm going to start adding them to the Maudeheim/Goblin King board. Combats on rickety bridges 2' over the unforgiving rock floor can be exciting.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 10/29/13: Two New Infestations...Hovels
Post by: Mason on October 29, 2013, 04:53:46 PM
Great stuff, Al.
I love all those walkways.
 :-*

That is something that I need to make more of for my own version of Mordy, as I dont feel I have enough of that crazy, multi-level action going on.


When I have the walkways down pat, I'm going to start adding them to the Maudeheim/Goblin King board. Combats on rickety bridges 2' over the unforgiving rock floor can be exciting.

Not to mention deadly!
I look forward to you moving back to Maudeheim in the future.
Walkways will look wonderful strewn across those chasms.
 8)

Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 10/29/13: Two New Infestations...Hovels
Post by: FramFramson on October 29, 2013, 05:20:48 PM
Thanks again, Fram. I have a Tree that I've been thinking of adding; it would fit with the reclamation idea. The rock pile or a partially buried statue of immense size is also an interesting possibility.

When I have the walkways down pat, I'm going to start adding them to the Maudeheim/Goblin King board. Combats on rickety bridges 2' over the unforgiving rock floor can be exciting.

Well, an important aspect of any shantytown is the use of bits other folks have thrown away or ignored. ;)
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 10/29/13: Two New Infestations...Hovels
Post by: DeafNala on October 29, 2013, 08:27:58 PM
Great stuff, Al.
I love all those walkways.
 :-*

That is something that I need to make more of for my own version of Mordy, as I dont feel I have enough of that crazy, multi-level action going on.


Not to mention deadly!
I look forward to you moving back to Maudeheim in the future.
Walkways will look wonderful strewn across those chasms.
 8)



Thanks, Paul...glad you like the walkways.The tricky part with Maudhem is that the higher levels have to be removable to enable the board to be moved out of the house.

A board I did for an erstwhile friend had lots of connections to building at dizzying heights. Extra points were gained for combat depending on just how far off the ground they occurred...an incentive for the insane.

Well, an important aspect of any shantytown is the use of bits other folks have thrown away or ignored. ;)

Amen to that. Liberated material fits with my Fantasy Post Apocalypse theme AND with the Goblin persona....plus the adjoining graveyard should have all sorts of usable stuff that the occupant aren't using anymore. I'm just not sure what elements I'll add to this board.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 10/29/13: Two New Infestations...Hovels
Post by: Lord GreyWolf on October 29, 2013, 08:56:43 PM
DeafNala again your work is inspiring as usual...

great to see the work you do and your terrain is freakkin awesome....

if you talk to that Mord guy tell him to answer his dam emails.

keep up the amazing work will watch this thread for all of your modelling glory..

LGW
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 10/29/13: Two New Infestations...Hovels
Post by: DeafNala on October 29, 2013, 09:23:04 PM
Thanks, L.G.! I'm glad you like the stuff!

It's been quite some time since I've heard from the Mad Molina Man. I know from a Google photo thingy I got that he is still among the living & apparently busy with his new job. Other than that I haven't received any responses to emails or P.Ms either.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 10/29/13: Two New Infestations...Hovels
Post by: Lord GreyWolf on October 29, 2013, 09:45:58 PM
a bit sad... that he has left the community.

Glad to see your still kicking around and doing amazing work... i have always loved your style of modelling and painting...

LGW
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 10/29/13: Two New Infestations...Hovels
Post by: DeafNala on October 29, 2013, 10:33:21 PM
I think Edwin will return at when his schedule permits. I hope that the D.S. Forum will still be there when he returns.

As for moi, I'm happy you like my work. I can't imagine not doing miniature things. It's been the only constant in my life for a very long time now.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 11/09/13: The Hole In The Wall Tavern, W.I.P
Post by: DeafNala on November 09, 2013, 06:21:50 PM
Realizing that once the upper story shacks & scaffolding are added & the piece is snugly placed on the board getting a photo that showed the interior would be about as difficult for moi as going to Heaven, I took a few photos of the Hole In The Wall Tavern as it appears now. So here is where the Elite meet...elite what is another question:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN2073.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN2073.jpg.html)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN2074.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN2074.jpg.html)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN2075.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN2075.jpg.html)

I'm hoping to finish the whole tenement over the weekend. SO be prepared to have yet more astoundingly mediocre photos inflicted upon yourselves come Monday or there's about. In the meantime your kind comments would be appreciated.
Title: Re: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 11/09/13: The Hole In The Wall Tavern, W.I.P
Post by: von Lucky on November 09, 2013, 08:00:05 PM
Love the railing! The painting (colour choice and execution) is very, very good.

Maybe add some moss or similar to the roof? It looks too clean (I'll reserve this statement until she's in situ though).
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 11/09/13: The Hole In The Wall Tavern, W.I.P
Post by: Brummie Thug on November 09, 2013, 09:13:16 PM
Looks great Deafnala.  ;) ;)
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 11/09/13: The Hole In The Wall Tavern, W.I.P
Post by: luidinuovo on November 10, 2013, 07:46:24 AM
Its a pleasure look at your project,like it.
saluti
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 11/09/13: The Hole In The Wall Tavern, W.I.P
Post by: Nedo on November 10, 2013, 08:47:20 AM
I dived in the 93 pages more fantasy seen so far .... :o :o :o :o :o

Beautiful work, beyond the technique, what inspired me more is the full fantasy that oozes out of every single piece.
Absolutely incredible big work.
I saw a fairy tale, funny, grotesque and darkly twisted.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 11/09/13: The Hole In The Wall Tavern, W.I.P
Post by: Za Zjurman on November 10, 2013, 11:12:47 AM
This is such a nice project DeafNala, thank you for posting your nice fantasies time after time.

Cheers,
Za
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 11/09/13: The Hole In The Wall Tavern, W.I.P
Post by: Constable Bertrand on November 10, 2013, 11:47:03 AM
Beaut kegs deafnala. And with timber beams that large that shanty town is going nowhere! Mighty fine construction sir.

Cheers
Matt
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 11/09/13: The Hole In The Wall Tavern, W.I.P
Post by: Suber on November 10, 2013, 12:14:45 PM
Beautiful, pretty nice work! :)
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 11/09/13: The Hole In The Wall Tavern, W.I.P
Post by: DeafNala on November 10, 2013, 01:56:02 PM
Thanks for all the kind words, Guys...you've made my day!

Love the railing! The painting (colour choice and execution) is very, very good.

Maybe add some moss or similar to the roof? It looks too clean (I'll reserve this statement until she's in situ though).

Thanks for the suggestion. The moss on the roofs is one of those things that I've meant to do/try...it certainly is an environment that would suggest moss & mold.

I dived in the 93 pages more fantasy seen so far .... :o :o :o :o :o

Beautiful work, beyond the technique, what inspired me more is the full fantasy that oozes out of every single piece.
Absolutely incredible big work.
I saw a fairy tale, funny, grotesque and darkly twisted.

You're a brave man, Nedo. I hope the trip through all those pages was a pleasant experience.
This is such a nice project DeafNala, thank you for posting your nice fantasies time after time.

Cheers,
Za

Beautiful, pretty nice work! :)

Thanks for the motivational comments, Guys!

Beaut kegs deafnala. And with timber beams that large that shanty town is going nowhere! Mighty fine construction sir.

Cheers
Matt

Thanks, C.B.! The kegs are from Armor Cast...they bill them as "Small" Dwarven Kegs.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 11/09/13: The Hole In The Wall Tavern, W.I.P
Post by: aggro84 on November 10, 2013, 02:03:17 PM
Lovely work as always DeafNala!
 :-*
Once you try shrooms, you can't go back!
 lol
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 11/09/13: The Hole In The Wall Tavern, W.I.P
Post by: DeafNala on November 10, 2013, 02:16:08 PM
Lovely work as always DeafNala!
 :-*

Thanks, aggro...glad you like it. I'm hoping to have the two second story shacks in place today & the top floor shanty underway...hopefully.

Once you try shrooms, you can't go back!
 lol

I've heard that somewhere...it's an idiom that grows on you.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 11/09/13: The Hole In The Wall Tavern, W.I.P
Post by: FramFramson on November 10, 2013, 02:35:32 PM
I've heard that somewhere...it's an idiom that grows on you.

Fungal idioms?
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 11/09/13: The Hole In The Wall Tavern, W.I.P
Post by: DeafNala on November 10, 2013, 03:14:41 PM
Fungal idioms?

It seems that a lot of the old saws have things growing on them.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 11/09/13: The Hole In The Wall Tavern, W.I.P
Post by: FramFramson on November 11, 2013, 03:47:03 AM
It seems that a lot of the old saws have things growing on them.
They ought to cut that out.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 11/12/13: The Tenement Is Done...mostly
Post by: DeafNala on November 12, 2013, 10:02:47 PM
Although there are ladders, posters, et al to add toe the first Tenement, it is for the most part completed...mostly. SO here are some awful photos to give you a vague idea where the Poor Folk reside.

Front:
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN2077.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN2077.jpg.html)

Right side:
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN2080.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN2080.jpg.html)

Rear:
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN2081.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN2081.jpg.html)

Left side:
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN2083.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN2083.jpg.html)

A more elevated front shot:
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN2084.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN2084.jpg.html)

Once I get it in place, you'll be subjected to yer more pics. Until then your kind commentaries would be welcome...kind of.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 11/12/13: The Tenement Is Done...mostly
Post by: FramFramson on November 13, 2013, 02:10:45 AM
Needs at least one awkwardly-placed ladder (I presume this or stairs will be added after the tenement is full in place). Maybe a detail or two to make it look a little more lived in - a little junk, a line of hanging laundry, or an ugly potted plant, or something.

Other than that, hubba hubba!  :-*
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 11/12/13: The Tenement Is Done...mostly
Post by: DeafNala on November 13, 2013, 02:54:33 AM
Needs at least one awkwardly-placed ladder (I presume this or stairs will be added after the tenement is full in place). Maybe a detail or two to make it look a little more lived in - a little junk, a line of hanging laundry, or an ugly potted plant, or something.

Other than that, hubba hubba!  :-*

Thanks, Fram...glad you like it so far!
Fear not: there'll be at least two ladders & connecting walkways to the other buildings. The Shanty Town is getting to the point where I can start adding all sorts of decorations, posters, candles, debris & horrid thingies occupying said debris...the FUN part of The Project.
I have the Tenement sitting in Town about where it will eventually be mounted; it looks so much better there than in the all alone photos, I'll try to put up a photo in Town tomorrow.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 11/12/13: The Tenement Is Done...mostly
Post by: Mason on November 13, 2013, 12:58:54 PM
Looking good, mate!
 :-*

I am sure it is going to look great when all the 'extras' are added.
 8)

Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 11/12/13: The Tenement Is Done...mostly
Post by: DeafNala on November 13, 2013, 01:54:27 PM
Looking good, mate!
 :-*

I am sure it is going to look great when all the 'extras' are added.
 8)



Thanks, Mason. I hope the added details will make the Beasty match my visions of the place...this might be really strange.

As threatened here are a few photos of the Tenement as it appears in town, PLUS a couple of equally dreadful photos of the New Tree(s) on the waterfront sans Marlon Brando:

The Overview:
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN2086.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN2086.jpg.html)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN2088.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN2088.jpg.html)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN2087.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN2087.jpg.html)

 AND The Tree(s):
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN2089.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN2089.jpg.html)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN2090.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN2090.jpg.html)

As always your comments & critique would be appreciated...cherished.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 11/13/13: The Shanty Town as it is now
Post by: FramFramson on November 13, 2013, 01:55:56 PM
Looking good in situ so far. Really giving a good overall impression of a shantytown now!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 11/13/13: The Shanty Town as it is now
Post by: Jevenkah on November 13, 2013, 02:07:11 PM
Awesome! I love the face on the tree that looks like he's trying to keep from falling over.

Does falling in that goo do extra damage?

Jevenkah

Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 11/13/13: The Shanty Town as it is now
Post by: DeafNala on November 13, 2013, 02:35:10 PM
Thanks for the kind commentary, Fair Lady & Good Sir!

Looking good in situ so far. Really giving a good overall impression of a shantytown now!

Glad you like it. This one of those instances where the whole is greater than its components...so to speak. I'm looking forward to developments...one of the benefits of not a helluva a lot of planning is being surprised by my own work.

Awesome! I love the face on the tree that looks like he's trying to keep from falling over.

Does falling in that goo do extra damage?

Jevenkah



Thanks again! I have to admit that doing the faces on the Trees & Mushrooms is my favorite part of The Project. The nice reactions/comments I've received are my motivation...a bit of self esteem therapy to boot.

I would imagine any contact with the Swamp Water from HELL! would cause instantaneous mutation akin to one of the scenes from RoboCop or, at the least, an enduring reek ala the Bog of Eternal Stench from Labyrinth...the mutation might be preferable to the reek.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 11/13/13: The Shanty Town as it is now
Post by: Doomsdave on November 15, 2013, 04:32:51 AM
That is a proper fantasy "goblin-town".  Wonderful.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 11/13/13: The Shanty Town as it is now
Post by: Suber on November 15, 2013, 07:58:24 AM
This is great, so full of charm. I love these projects where your personal touch can be seen everywhere. :) :-*
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 11/13/13: The Shanty Town as it is now
Post by: DeafNala on November 15, 2013, 02:29:50 PM
Thanks kindly for the kind comments, Guys!  The warm responses I've received fuel The Project...without feedback the Beasty seems rather pointless.

That is a proper fantasy "goblin-town".  Wonderful.

I was hoping to give the place the feel of a Goblin's creative approach to architecture. I'm delighted you thinks I've nailed it.

This is great, so full of charm. I love these projects where your personal touch can be seen everywhere. :) :-*

I'm drawing on all the elements of Fantasy/Horror/etc & gaming that I've come to love. The conglomeration is my personal take on it all. That accounts for the strange & spooky & just plain silly; I'm not sure where the charm comes from, but it has been mention a few times...it's a comment I cherish.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 11/18/13: Some Small Progress
Post by: DeafNala on November 18, 2013, 02:56:30 PM
As the title says, I've made some small progress the Hole-In-The-Wall Tavern & Tenement has been mounted with a walkway joining it to the rest of Shanty Town AND some ladders for easy access (if you're agile or daring), more Mushroom Guys, & the first poster....sounds more impressive when listed than viewed.

Here's the view along the water front with the new Tree & Mushrooms in the foreground. Mother Jo's new stove pipe is also in view:
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN2092.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN2092.jpg.html)

Up close:
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN2095.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN2095.jpg.html)

with the Poster (For A Good Time Fast Flo's):
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN2096.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN2096.jpg.html)

A Vulture's view showing of the new walkway & some ladders for the sharp eye observer:
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN2094.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN2094.jpg.html)

I'm thinking of adding this tree to the Shanty Town...the upcoming Graveyard is another possible location:
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN2093.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN2093.jpg.html)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN2098.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN2098.jpg.html)

SO that's where The Project stands as of now. Comments & Critiques are, as always, most welcome...mostly. 
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 11/18/13: Some Small Progress
Post by: luidinuovo on November 18, 2013, 03:55:32 PM
 :o :o :o :o :o :o :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* thats great.
saluti
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 11/18/13: Some Small Progress
Post by: DeafNala on November 18, 2013, 04:01:42 PM
Thanks, luidinuovo...I'm glad you like it.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 11/18/13: Some Small Progress
Post by: Jevenkah on November 18, 2013, 04:04:44 PM
I love how it all comes together with the walkways and ladders. It makes a nice visual maze.

I like the proportion of the tree there. I wonder what else might grow up behind the shanties too?

Jevenkah
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 11/18/13: Some Small Progress
Post by: DeafNala on November 18, 2013, 05:15:39 PM
I love how it all comes together with the walkways and ladders. It makes a nice visual maze.

I like the proportion of the tree there. I wonder what else might grow up behind the shanties too?

Jevenkah

Thanks, Jevenkah. I'm rather pleasantly surprised at how well it's all coming together too. I'd like to get least one more stacked up shack to connect with The Hole-In-The-Wall at it's upper level. Some sort of brewing paraphernalia might be in the works also.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 11/18/13: Some Small Progress
Post by: FramFramson on November 18, 2013, 07:46:20 PM
A little petering out of the village would work fine behind. Don't want too abrupt an end with a three-story tenement dropping to nothing, but even just one or two single shacks further inland would be enough to give a more natural effect.

LOVE the idea of another still here. That's perfect for a place like this.
Title: Re: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 11/18/13: Some Small Progress
Post by: von Lucky on November 18, 2013, 08:41:45 PM
Love it.

The big tenements can be the edge of the village, but with a natural feature (swamp, cliff, etc) bordering it.

Hmm - I have this vision of a factory or a brewery somewhere. Or a goblin sheriff/fire station!
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 11/18/13: Some Small Progress
Post by: DeafNala on November 19, 2013, 02:05:12 PM
Thanks for the kind comments, Guys!

The Still is a definite...I'm going to try to incorporate the Armor Cast Mushroom Furnace. I think the Shanty Town (or No Name City as I think of it) will spill over into the adjoining Graveyard...the Goblins are trying to re-purpose the place.

I may have mention this before, but the project is taking over what passes for my life.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 11/18/13: Some Small Progress
Post by: FramFramson on November 20, 2013, 04:39:48 AM
The town as a metaphor for your hobby?  lol
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 11/12/13: The Tenement Is Done...mostly
Post by: Andrew May on November 25, 2013, 11:56:06 PM
Although there are ladders, posters, et al to add toe the first Tenement, it is for the most part completed...mostly. SO here are some awful photos to give you a vague idea where the Poor Folk reside.

Front:
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN2077.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN2077.jpg.html)

Right side:
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN2080.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN2080.jpg.html)


Rear:
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN2081.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN2081.jpg.html)

Left side:
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN2083.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN2083.jpg.html)

A more elevated front shot:
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN2084.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/DeafNala/media/40k/Forum%20Photos/Forum%20Photos/Spooky%20Woods/DSCN2084.jpg.html)

Once I get it in place, you'll be subjected to yer more pics. Until then your kind commentaries would be welcome...kind of.

This is bloody awesome. Perfect wargames terrain, great work Al.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 11/18/13: Some Small Progress
Post by: DeafNala on November 26, 2013, 12:26:03 AM
Thanks, Andrew! I'm glad delighted you like The Project.
It's just about time for an update: I mounted the Mushroom Brewery today...That Famous Single Malt, Hooligan's Hooch. The fermenting tanks & furnace/oast are underway, & a coal bin was fabricated. If The Camera is cooperative, I'll have some photos up tomorrow...actually it is already tomorrow for you, but that's getting too confusing for moi.
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 11/18/13: Some Small Progress
Post by: FramFramson on November 26, 2013, 12:43:22 AM
Oooh, I've been waiting for an update  :-*
Title: Re: The Last Hurrah Project:Updated 11/18/13: Some Small Progress
Post by: Constable Bertrand on November 26, 2013, 07:03:47 AM
I love the name, "hooligans hooch" perfect bit of equipment for the mushrooms. I wouldn't be surprised if there was a local mushroom with a curious case of pink e