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Offline beefcake

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Re: Dr Mathias's Arena of Blood
« Reply #15 on: July 20, 2017, 01:16:48 AM »
That looks really nice. Not very bloody that arena of blood though... unless it's white blood :o


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Re: Dr Mathias's Arena of Blood
« Reply #16 on: July 20, 2017, 03:03:47 AM »
Regarding the blood, I did consider it but haven't made the commitment. Once it's painted on, it would be hard to take off if I think it's cheesy :)

What I have been thinking of doing is using thin acetate with blood on it, cut to hex size so the edges aren't pronounced. Each hit can produce a blood patch, which would track crowd pleasure. Still kicking it around.
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Re: Dr Mathias's Arena of Blood
« Reply #17 on: July 20, 2017, 07:50:16 AM »
Looks very good. Is it a GW-Game or something made by your own??? Remembers me a little bit to the movie "Rollerball".
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Re: Dr Mathias's Arena of Blood
« Reply #18 on: July 20, 2017, 08:14:40 AM »
Wonderfull stuff all round.
Beautifull mini's and a lovely arena.
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Re: Dr Mathias's Arena of Blood
« Reply #19 on: July 20, 2017, 08:59:08 AM »

What I have been thinking of doing is using thin acetate with blood on it, cut to hex size so the edges aren't pronounced. Each hit can produce a blood patch, which would track crowd pleasure. Still kicking it around.


I think that would work really well... and ticks all the boxes. Good idea.

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Re: Dr Mathias's Arena of Blood
« Reply #20 on: July 20, 2017, 11:53:51 AM »
Looks very good. Is it a GW-Game or something made by your own??? Remembers me a little bit to the movie "Rollerball".

It's a gw game that came free with white dwarf. Funnily enough it seems to be a sort of precursor to gorechosen.
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Re: Dr Mathias's Arena of Blood
« Reply #21 on: July 20, 2017, 01:58:50 PM »
Not so bloody but damn fine! :-*

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Re: Dr Mathias's Arena of Blood
« Reply #22 on: July 20, 2017, 06:59:20 PM »
It's a gw game that came free with white dwarf. Funnily enough it seems to be a sort of precursor to gorechosen.
Where can I find it? It looks interesting

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Re: Dr Mathias's Arena of Blood
« Reply #23 on: July 20, 2017, 07:09:03 PM »
Where can I find it? It looks interesting

Issue 229 , It turns up on ebay fairly regularly.

Would you believe it has a wikipedia page!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arena_of_Blood

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Re: Dr Mathias's Arena of Blood
« Reply #24 on: July 20, 2017, 07:49:05 PM »
Issue 229 , It turns up on ebay fairly regularly.

Would you believe it has a wikipedia page!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arena_of_Blood

Thanks for providing that info!

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Re: Dr Mathias's Arena of Blood
« Reply #25 on: July 20, 2017, 08:28:50 PM »
Acetate sounds like a great idea. I agree blood on it would look cheesy.

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Re: Dr Mathias's Arena of Blood
« Reply #26 on: July 20, 2017, 09:08:13 PM »
Amazing Matt - cool project and excellent execution.  :-*
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Re: Dr Mathias's Arena of Blood
« Reply #27 on: July 21, 2017, 12:09:27 AM »

The arena is a combination of cast plaster, cast resin, laser cut acrylic and card, gatorfoam, and foamcore.


When I first saw this in the background of your LPL11 entry, I seriously thought you'd used actual marble tiles 1.5" or 2" across for the base. Are the "marble" tiles and wall panels just paint? They look great!

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Re: Dr Mathias's Arena of Blood
« Reply #28 on: July 21, 2017, 12:19:03 AM »
Beautiful painting.

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Re: Dr Mathias's Arena of Blood
« Reply #29 on: July 21, 2017, 01:06:39 AM »
When I first saw this in the background of your LPL11 entry, I seriously thought you'd used actual marble tiles 1.5" or 2" across for the base. Are the "marble" tiles and wall panels just paint? They look great!

Thanks- they're painted. About half of the casts were tan and the rest were light gray. First they were given a light primer coat, then I gave them a thin coat of white paint, mixed in a bit of dark purple or gray and smeared it around to get the cloudy look. The veins were done with a combination of watercolor pencil and a very thin brush. There was a third layer comprised of paint and clear Future floor wax to carry off the translucency. It actually went pretty quick, less than an hour total if I recall. I did some theatrical scene painting back in the day that was illusionary marble, that helped with this project I think. The acrylic was drying very fast!

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