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Lord of the Dish Pit

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  1. Post Apocalypse Rabbit Thunderbird

    While rooting through various shelves I found this not far from the Thumpers. Around the same time I'd painted them I had found an old diecast car that had seen better days packed away in my boxes of model kit stuff. So I decided to "Mad Max" it a bit. Some testors CokaCola Red with layers of black and brown wash dirtied it up nicely. The rabbit originally came from a craft store many moons ago and had lost an eye along the way. So he got a felt eyepatch and a hair tie belt. The wood box and machine gun were made from balsa wood, the drum was a bit from GorkaMorka and the far tiny barrel was from a Lionel train set. He certainly looks happy. I dremeled off one of the side skirts to make room for a different wheel. The gas can is also from GorkaMorka and the stowage area is held in by a bit of necklace chain. The bullbars were made with some random wire I'd found in the garage.
  2. Ral Partha Rabbit Thumpers (photo heavy)

    I painted these not long before moving to Austin. Originally they came with thin metal rods and seperate spearheads some of which had gotten lost over the years. (I'd found them on sale at the FLGS in Plainfield IL around 1999.) So I added some bits from various Reaper weapon packs and some GW sprues I had handy. Ok, my photo-fu isn't on point today it seems. Other than maybe touching up the bases, I'm going to leave them be. Now to find a somewhat scale Mr. McGregor for them to terrorize.
  3. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Does anyone know of a good figure to use for Fred the Baker from Dunkin Donuts?
  4. Getting to Know You, Jan 2018

    After 4 years in Austin I found that I've missed it. Sometime before spring I need to go outside and create some Calvin and Hobbes style snowmen with it.
  5. The Coffee Dwarves of Confefe Mountain

    I didn't get as much progress as I'd hoped over the last few days, but at least progress has been made. Stonework is done on the King's Wall, and the shields and extra bits shouldn't take long. Fulumbar's blue sections are done, as ate the white sleeves. Parts of him weren't all that easy to reach and some were confusing as to "is this beard or fur?" His cloak has a ways yet to go, but at least just about everything has color on it. I've also gotten a bit of lore written out for him . I'm finding that years spent reading the GW army books as recreation and one too many visits to 1d4chan are making the creation of lore a bit easier than I'd have expected. With the downside that each of these "research" expeditions tends to heavily eat into my painting time.
  6. The Coffee Dwarves of Confefe Mountain

    Around Easter I was working on some WizKids Dwarves for Elven Coworker, and the idea of Dwarves that venerated coffee instead of beer came about. The pose of one of them looked as if someone had committed the crime of substituting his regular for decaf. And since I've tormented many a coworker with the dictates of Our Coffee God Agamenthar, this all came together. I think it was on the first Acquisitions thread that someone mentioned Confefe Mountain and hence an idea was born that the Dwarves would inhabit a mountain made from a Mr. Coffee. I'm waiting until after I move to start that project, but here is the throng thus far. For the time being I'm working on the followers of Maxwell House. I'm thinking that Chaos Dwarves would work for the Tribe of Folgers as it would provide stylistic differences that would set them apart more than just different color schemes, while keeping to the idea of overcaffinated grudge bearing axe wielders.
  7. Department of Acquisitions and Enablement, the Second

    Managed to battle through the snow to raid the local goodwill and found the following, A handmade cookie jar that scales well with 28mm. I'm thinking either repainting it in Fallout style or maybe just a darker repaint with light weathering for use in modern time frames with the Armies of the Unhinged. A Halloween house that will be lightly touched up and weathered so that the Witches and Pumpkins can have shelter. The plant pot will be the home for the Desert Thing,(once I finally get around to painting it) A Partylite Old World Village church that I originally thought to corrupt into a temple for the undead.....but now I might just leave it as it is, seeing as how it's in perfect condition. I almost got a couple of relatively scale toy pirate ships....had not a pack of children beaten me to them. I also picked up a small coffee maker to be incorperated into Confefe Mountain, and 2 gallons of Simple Green. (not that I really need that much, but better to stock up when I can.)
  8. Getting to Know You, Jan 2018

    I have on several occasions demanded that the Imperial March from star wars be played whenever I enter a room. My coworkers at the time agreed that this was thematically appropriate, but no one with the proper tech knowlage was interested in making this happen.
  9. House Figmentius Common Room, All Are Welcome

    That's ok I have more incoming.
  10. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Glad to hear he landed safely and avoided both the minions of the Malfeans and hungry birds.
  11. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Now that I think on this more, I am frightened by the ramifications. What if that brave little dragon managed to escape some force that is only now beginning to show itself? Some vile entity hellbent on preventing the painting of the minis, something that seeks to rob us of our immortality.......what could have cause to do this? (raids bookshelf and selects a dusty tome) Ah, here in the White Wolf documentary, Wraith the Oblivion 2nd ed! It seems our potential immortality has irritated the Deathlords, who seek to claim us! Perhaps they are threatened by our vast armies of relic minis who will accompany us to the Underworld, (should we ever paint them all),thus threatening their grip on power. Or so it seems at first....by our painting we defy Oblivion itself and so the true cause can now be seen. What at first seemed only human incompetence is actually the foul machinations of a Malfean! So now we paint not merely for our own enjoyment, but for the survival of reality itself! (sometimes these things just write themselves)
  12. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Hmm a sobering thought. What if the klingons and the stealth dragon are gathering an army from the cmon and hasslefree orders?
  13. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    I'm having visions of a dragon mini in a stealth suit slowly and carefully making it's way past checkpoints and dodging customs officials.
  14. The Coffee Dwarves of Confefe Mountain

    Skin was finished yesterday. Used the Bronzed Skin Triad, with a final tiny detail touch of Bronzed Highlight and Linen White. Pure Black has been applied whenever leather or metal will be and on Furumbar's beard and hair. The wall/barricade has it's undercoat of black and I'll wait til the drybrushing of the gray tones is done before moving on to the colored portions.
  15. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    As long as it keeps them out of my Lucky Charms.....
  16. 91004 Texas Ranger Female

    I got her in the Reaper stocking and added her to the currant paint line up just to break up the monotony of painting variations of the same dwarves. One thing led to another and she's now part of the completed shelf.
  17. Coffee Dwarf Caffine Canon

    It took longer than I expected to get these guys done, but I'm happy with how they came out. They're part of the Warhammer Battle for Skull Pass set that I bought in 2007. The base is a bit uneven as when I glued down the back of a blister pack for the stonework it split open and I covered it in with gravel. In the future I'm going to have to use something else as it really didn't register as "stone" to my eye, but the cannon covers most of it at least. The powder barrel is a small Reaper bones barrel I've had for awhile, the cannon balls are 25mm airsoft ammo and the coffee pot is from an old Marx toy factory dollhouse set. Vastly overscale until one thinks about the thirst of the average dwarf! I had the idea of adding some thing for each dwarf, ammo for the hauler, gun powder for the engineer, and coffee for the swabber with the mug. The aforementioned gap filling. Base of craft paint Pavement with Stormy Gray and Rainy Gray drybrushed over it. The crew in Maxwell House colors. The swabber looks to be well on his way to caffinated bliss!
  18. Maybe leave the tongue on but have it caught in a beer can.
  19. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    It seems owls are attacking Atlanta. No word as of yet if they're bearing tiny little riders, but it would be wise to keep your cold iron handy if you're in the area.
  20. Dwarf Forge Priestess - 77571 (Bones)

    Nice job! Her hair looks good and her expression is wonderful. But nothing so innocent looking ever is so I vote the mystery potion to be an experimental concoction of castor oil and robitussin.
  21. Getting to Know You, Jan 2018

    Nope. I've discovered that my time without cable has completely destroyed my tolerance for commercials. Not nessessarily a bad thing, as I have slowed down on the painting, and the dwarves are getting restless. So I... "WHERE'S OUR BEARDS?! GET OVER HERE !" Yep, no tv today...
  22. Department of Acquisitions and Enablement, the Second

    The Bean Priests of Agamenthar are still pondering on McCafe and whether or not it follows the laws of Our Coffee God.
  23. Everything Mouse Painted in 2017 (She thinks)

    A very impressive first year!
  24. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Does anyone know if Alternative Armies dwarves are 25mm or 28mm?
  25. Department of Acquisitions and Enablement, the Second

    As a way of spuring myself to paint faster, I wandered over to Noble Knight and adopted the following. GW Dwarf Warriors Regiment Box 2010 ed (16 for the same price as 10 of the new ones! Will bulk out the Army of Maxwell House in the same style as the existing units and GW sprues tend to have interesting bits as well.) Witch, by Iron Wind Metals ( She's holding a pumpkin!) Witch Hunters by Westwind (4 more to reinforce the currant warband.) Dwarf Siege Bombard by Alternative Armies (not sure is these guys are 25s or 28s, but either way they'll work as Dunkin Donuts Dwarves.)