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Hello Space Marine, Loim's Evil Tree, and other goofiness

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So Loim sent me an Evil Tree.

This is good. I like evil trees; have ever since "The Wizard Of Oz" and "H.R. Pufnstuf" turned my childhood into a surreal candy-colored hell of photovores that wanted to eat me. Anyway, Loim did me a solid recently, and included an experiment on his part -- an evil tree he'd sculpted from greenstuff as an experiment. A learning experience. Having apparently learned what he wished to learn, he sent it to me.

I'm not proud. I took it and ran with it. 

I'm not sure where my head is at, lately; since taking a break from the Great Swordsmen project, I've been doing some goofy stuff. I needed a side project, and Werewolvian's Orc Bartender idea* inspired me to try something similar. The surprising success (on my part, not Werewolvian's) led me to get a little ambitious with some Space Marine parts... and to prime Loim's tree in preparation for painting and possible foliageification...

db63549e87246554be47c8f8e872bc95.jpg Input welcome, since I'm not quite sure where I'm going with any of these...

(Loim's Evil Tree: Greenstuff, sculpted by Loim. Hello Space Marine: stock GW Space Marine with scratchbuilt custom "helmet." Orcish Waitstaff: Reaper Bones Bartender and Serving Wench with head swap from some of Tre Manor's Orcpocalypse. And the Space Marine at far right is nervous that he might be next....

 

*http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/56493-orc-bartender-mod/?hl=%2Borc+%2Bbartender

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That's an epic little mix of figures, I like all of them.

 

An entire 40K force of Hello Kitty Marines would be hilarious, especially given how terribly seriously some (not many, to be fair, but definitely more than zero) GW Fans take their games! Heads might explode.

 

Is the evil tree a "flat" or a fully 3d figure? Cool either way, but it's hard to tell from the photo.

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I was fairly sure someone else had already done Hello Kitty Space Marines. I did not care. This was a case of "I wanna."

 

And Loim's tree is not flat; if you wanted to make a mold of it, you'd need to break it down into at least three pieces. More pics later...

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Nice group of minis, Doc.

 

Dsmiles' picture of grouped Hello Space Marines is actually kind of disturbing.... staring at you with their cold, expressionless eyes.

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Somebody did a pretty big SM force with Hello Kitty Dreadnought and everything. Then there was the "Hello Kitty 40,000" photoshopped box from the old red box from back in the day.

 

In short, Hello Kitty Marines are now a thing. Everyone should have at least one.

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Doc, a Hello Space Marine army would completely unman your opponent. Either in nerve-wracking terror, or schoolgirl giggles. Either way, they'd be distracted, and you'd win.

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I thought about it, but that would involve buying a whole Space Marine army.

 

And I ain't wild about GW.

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Oookay. Should have taken more in between pictures.

Loim's tree came out rather nice; really, all I did was drybrush it in dark grey, light grey, up to a thin highlighting of off white, and I repainted the facial features in orange, rather than the original yellow. Oh, and outlined the facial features in black. Gave it a bit more visual bite. Then based it. So now I'm not happy with the basing... I need more basing tutorials!

Hello Space Marine, on the other hand, came out rather nicely, just using shades of pink and a bit of white. Now I need to work on a Hello Kitty Gothic Ruin. And decide whether to make more marines...
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Personally I prefer Hello Kitty Chaos Marines, but I would. :;):

 

Edit: which is not to say this one isn't awesome btw.

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