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Postby kojibear on Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:18 am

I guess the candles are green stuff? That must have been finicky to do!
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Re: Interesting stuff I found via facebook today...

Postby YellowStreak on Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:53 am

kojibear wrote:I guess the candles are green stuff? That must have been finicky to do!

They might be from the Necromunda Cawdor kit - or by a 3rd party (as I have seen a few 3rd party candkes that came out with the Cawdor).
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Re: Interesting stuff I found via facebook today...

Postby me_in_japan on Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:01 am

That's a loverly Phoenix Marine thingy dude. A wee bit of background like that (for me) turns marines from "meh, more marines" to "oooh, interesting". Gets my fingers twitching to convert up a kill team of my own invention or somesuch.
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Re: Interesting stuff I found via facebook today...

Postby The Other Dave on Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:42 am

me_in_japan wrote:That's a loverly Phoenix Marine thingy dude. A wee bit of background like that (for me) turns marines from "meh, more marines" to "oooh, interesting". Gets my fingers twitching to convert up a kill team of my own invention or somesuch.

There being a lot of fluff out there for marines means that this sort of thing can be pretty neat if one wants to dive into it, and say what you will about Primaris marines they've purposefully given them a lot of conflict-driven "attachment points" to the 40K and space marine fiction generally for creating your own stories (the 40K Voxcast - their official podcast thing - recently did a deep dive with Phil Kelly where he talks about this in some detail - it's a good interview if you have a bit). It's one of the reasons I like the Scythes so much, as they have a built-in story, character and motivation which combines with the more general Indomitus Crusade fluff to give lots of hooks for tying them in to (say) the AdMech as I've done, in a way that's informed by the fiction but is still entirely my own.

'Course, there's also lots of fluff for other factions, but (40K being 40K) marines have easily 10 to 20 times as much written about them as all the other factions combined. :lol: Then the problem is just sifting through for the good stuff.
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Re: Interesting stuff I found via facebook today...

Postby me_in_japan on Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:18 pm

For today's Interesting Thing, I'm going to go with Magic alters. There's a chap goes by the name of Klug, and lo he is the king of altered Magic cards. This one from last year is maybe my favourite, but the link at the bottom shows his top 8, and clearly demonstrates he is a master of his art. Generally speaking altered (ie repainted) magic cards tend towards the throwaway meme-y, but there are a few guys (and ladies) out there doing for alters what the top painters do for mini painting (ie elevating it from geekery to art). one critical rule about alters is that they must be hand painted. Absolutely no printing of any kind allowed. What's especially clever about this alter is that it manages to be an almost exact 1950's movie poster while at the same time retaining tournament playability, specifically the name of the card must be unpainted, and the stats and mana cost be untouched. Very clever, no? Also, dat lettering is crisp as all get out. Painted with a brush, remember?

This card is called Ulamog the Ceaseless Hunger. Pic 1 is the original, pic 2 is his altered version.


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the above picture also pretty accurately shows the reaction of most players when your opponent plays an Ulamog. :?

Here's a link to his top 8 of 2018
https://twitter.com/klug_alters/status/ ... 1361986561
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Re: Interesting stuff I found via facebook today...

Postby Primarch on Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:53 pm

That's an awesome idea for the Ulamog card and awesome work to boot.

As I'm sure most of you are aware, I don't do Facebook. However, some of the companies I buy from use it almost exclusively for promoting their products, so I do check their sites from time to time. In the interest of sharing what I find interesting, have a look at this terrain set up.
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Re: Interesting stuff I found via facebook today...

Postby YellowStreak on Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:43 am

Primarch wrote:That's an awesome idea for the Ulamog card and awesome work to boot.

As I'm sure most of you are aware, I don't do Facebook. However, some of the companies I buy from use it almost exclusively for promoting their products, so I do check their sites from time to time. In the interest of sharing what I find interesting, have a look at this terrain set up.

That is some serious terrain!
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Re: Interesting stuff I found via facebook today...

Postby kojibear on Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:18 am

Primarch wrote:That's an awesome idea for the Ulamog card and awesome work to boot.

As I'm sure most of you are aware, I don't do Facebook. However, some of the companies I buy from use it almost exclusively for promoting their products, so I do check their sites from time to time. In the interest of sharing what I find interesting, have a look at this terrain set up.


That is awesome! Wow!
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Re: Interesting stuff I found via facebook today...

Postby The Other Dave on Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:40 am

Not a huge fan of this particular level of "Blanchitsu" in the painting, which always sort of strikes me as "brown and mud-splattered" and not much else, but a heck of a conversion!

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Re: Interesting stuff I found via facebook today...

Postby me_in_japan on Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:29 am

@Prim - that is some reet tasty terrain-making. Not sure how it'd be to play on (but that said, as a skirmish game, there's potential for an awesome game).
@ToD - aye, Blanchitsu can get a bit...smudgy. I've seen some excellent examples of it done right (some of the skelly-dryad thingies look really good, for example) but there's a tendency to just spoodge Devlan mud over everything and call it an art style. Interestingly, that's something that Mr Blanche himself does not do. Yon Armiger is certainy a fine piece of chaotic conversion work, though. Good find :)
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