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Mythic Battles Mayhem

Mythic Battles Mayhem

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About the Project

I meant to get started with Crisis Protocol next but…I got a game of this played and wow did we have fun! So, I’m going to tackle this in stages. It’s a long term project and I’ll likely bounce around to other things. Otherwise this would be the only thing I did for…a year? Longer? Oh well, here goes.

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Pillars & Trees

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Pillars & Trees
Pillars & Trees

Not sure whether these were in he core box or not but I had forgotten about them and they are used on almost every map so I’m counting them.

Trees:

  • Zenithal prime
  • Airbrushed Vallejo 71.040 burnt umber
  • Painted stone with Vallejo 70.994 Dark Grey
  • Dry brushed stone with Vallejo 70.986 Deck Tan
  • Painted in accents

Pillars:

  • Primed with Army Painter Skeleton Bone
  • Agrax Earthshade over their entirety
  • First dry brush with Vallejo 72.034 Bone White
  • Second dry brush with Vallejo 70.986 Deck Tan

Thanks for all the fish!

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All told this has been an productive spring clean for me: Crisis Protocol all painted up, two forces for Infinity ready to go when I find someone else who wants to learn the game, and Mythic Battles core box all ready to crush some skulls.

Thanks to the OTT folks for setting it up and for everyone else who has looked at projects, commented, and/or posted your own work. It’s been an excellent way to keep the motivation up.

Done!

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That’s the core box done and dusted. That’s the core box done and dusted.
Done!

Sand + PVA, then a base paint layer of Vallejo Smoke, then drybrushed with a few tans and browns. Painted the cork rocks, threw a few tufts here and there and the bases, and thereby finished the core box. Definitely going to take a break from this for a bit and focus on playing.

Cerberus

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Cerberus

My fire/glowing blending needs improvement but overall, I’m pleased with this.

Now to work on the bases.

Minotaur

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Minotaur

A bit of a muddle in the color scheme for this guy. I mixed my regular skin recipe with the necrotic/purple tones I used on the infernal troops and threw in a grey dry brush and a brown wash. Tried to get some contrast between the skin and the fur, though I imagine him to be covered in hair most everywhere. You can probably see the result best in the last pic.
now to finish up core box painting with Cerberus and then to batch base everything.

Medusa

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Medusa
Medusa

…and centaurs!

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…and centaurs!
…and centaurs!

Hydra

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Hydra

Infernal Warriors and Hounds

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Back in the realm of batch painting. Can’t say it’s my favorite thing to do but it does make cranking through numbers of minis easier. Used a different flesh recipe this time and it turned out decent—not too unrealistic but it does stand out from the regular humans. I used purple tones rather then red/brown for these. The only issue is that it’s even harder to photograph accurately.

Now onto the remaining 6 monsters (2 centaurs, hydra, Medusa, Cerberus, and Minotaur) to finish the core box. I made the mistake of opening the stretch goal box yesterday and nearly cried. Then I remembered this isn’t a job and the point isn’t to get everything done. I will likely take a break from MB after I get the core box done until I’ve played enough games with just those forces to start to want greater variety.

Core humans

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Core humans

Back at this and working to get everything in the core box finished up. This marks the completion of all the humans (excepting their bases which I hope to return to at some point but painted up for use in the meantime). Overall I’m pleased with the miniature quality. It was a bit tough coming back to mass plastics after Infinity but these are pretty solid pieces.

Now to crack on and see if I can get the monsters and underworld forces finished over the weekend.

Athena

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Athena

Hades

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Hades

Ares

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Ares

Zeus

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This may be my first mod as it looks like he just has a fist full of pubic hair rather than lightning. This may be my first mod as it looks like he just has a fist full of pubic hair rather than lightning.

Picture Rotation

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I think I’ve identified some regularity in the thumbnails being incorrectly rotated: if taken with my iPhone in portrait mode the system correctly orients the picture but not the thumbnail; if taken with my iPhone in landscape mode, both are oriented correctly.

I’ll have to test this to see whether taking all pics in landscape and cropping them solves the issue. I’ll also have to see if taking pictures with my DSLR is ever subject to this issue. There does seem, however to be some regularity: see Hades with his pinned staff v. the Athena & her owl post after and the Hades with snapped staff post before.

Athena

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The owl is done. I was trying for a spotted owl (they have a connection to Greek mythology) and are a friend’s favorite. I cut off the tufts that made this look more like a horned owl. Also, I went ahead and did the glowing eyes. I haven’t really done much glow before and, if I’m going to paint the mess of Infinity that I have, painting glowing things will be necessary.  The owl is done. I was trying for a spotted owl (they have a connection to Greek mythology) and are a friend’s favorite. I cut off the tufts that made this look more like a horned owl. Also, I went ahead and did the glowing eyes. I haven’t really done much glow before and, if I’m going to paint the mess of Infinity that I have, painting glowing things will be necessary.

Pinned and painted back up

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After a detour through cyano-acrylate and the CA + green stuff (I was worried about my ability to drill a hole straight down the shaft) Hades is pinned and painted. After a detour through cyano-acrylate and the CA + green stuff (I was worried about my ability to drill a hole straight down the shaft) Hades is pinned and painted.
I end up using one of my smallest drill bits and using the bit itself as the pin. I was told the place to go for wire and bits is either a model train shop or a music store. I end up using one of my smallest drill bits and using the bit itself as the pin. I was told the place to go for wire and bits is either a model train shop or a music store.

By the by, I thought I would be clever by adding some rubble texture to the base before I laid down the sand. As you can see, that was not actually clever. The sand ended up just covering over the rubble. That may actually be nice in that it’ll give a bit more undulation to the base level sand but it was not the look I was going for.

So…add rubble/accent pieces after sand.

Failure?

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Inspired by @dunham99 and their comment on the value of mistakes, I figured I should post this. Here I am almost finished with Hades and…yeah. Oops. Inspired by @dunham99 and their comment on the value of mistakes, I figured I should post this. Here I am almost finished with Hades and…yeah. Oops.

And now for something completely different

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Clearly spending too much time on the site as all I can see in this bike lockup is the OTT logo. Clearly spending too much time on the site as all I can see in this bike lockup is the OTT logo.

Athena

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The owl and base are still in process. Also still not sure whether or not to do glowing eyes here. Otherwise, reasonable progress for my weekend. The owl and base are still in process. Also still not sure whether or not to do glowing eyes here. Otherwise, reasonable progress for my weekend.

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