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#486871 Minifig Showcase!

Posted by Nightstalker on 24 March 2018 - 08:44 PM

Remind yourself that overconfidence is a slow and insidious killer.

#486867 Minifig Showcase!

Posted by Nightstalker on 23 March 2018 - 06:08 PM





Aren Morsynth


2nd born of the Dark Maiden. A known pyromancer and thief. He is crafty, and known for backstabbing.




Syl Marcul


3rd born of the Dark Maiden. A nightblade and rogue that stalks the darkness. She clings to the Dark Arts and is a known killer.                




Vilgath Lynfell


4th born of the Dark Maiden. A mercenary that has done his best to do good, but life always seems to get over on him. For everything he does, more bad things happen to him.




Cale Blackwind


5th born of the Dark Maiden. A ruthless bounty hunter, known for his brutality. Everywhere he walks, death follows. The Dark Arts are used for weakening his foes, who are then felled by his trusty weapons. 




Eliath Brille


6th born of the Dark Maiden. A flashy showman and bard. His music has enchanted many, but hides a dark secret. Spells of charm have tricked the weak minded into giving up great coin, and many women have gone missing because of him.




Velaina Solth


7th born of the Dark Maiden. A harlot and peddler. What coin she does not earn through trade is earned through other means. She has thrived among Lorensi caravans, further adding to the disdain for their traveling bands.                         




Kalazar the Mad


8th born of the Dark Maiden. Less of a man and more of a beast. the creation of the Dakerion mages. Highly resistant to magic and physical attacks, he is the result of years of torture. He lurks the darkest dungeons of Dakerion, sending fear into the prisoners and guards of the dungeon.                    




The Children of the Dark Maiden


From left to right:

The First eradicated the Wood Elves, almost ending their race.

The Second was an arsonist and known cheat.

The Third was an assassin, and killer of innocents.

The Fourth worked good in a land that showed him hatred.

The Fifth hunted for the highest bidder.

The Sixth weaved tales to enchant, stealing wives from husbands.

The Seventh put coin above all else, even her own being.

The Eighth was turned into a monstrosity that haunted men.

The Ninth fought for an evil that very few understand.

The Tenth, and last child of the Dark Maiden, was the one she loved.

#486834 Dalton's Assorted Artwork and Random Stuff

Posted by Nightstalker on 17 March 2018 - 11:12 AM

*sigh* Guess it's finally time to stop being a salt lord.


Your drawings have significantly improved with each additional post. For that matter, so has the coloring. In particular, your fantasy drawings have shown a lot of change. Female faces could still use some work, but even those have improved. I'm not exactly an artist (I sure as heck can't draw), but I think the one thing that could definitely help is if you drew more thin faces. Something about the cheek to chin area that kind of throws off your female characters. Again, feel free to ignore me because I have 0% expertise in drawing.



#486832 Fantasy Funnies

Posted by Nightstalker on 17 March 2018 - 09:57 AM

Blame Zellfel...





#486818 Minifig Showcase!

Posted by Nightstalker on 16 March 2018 - 04:45 PM

Knight's Valor




The elite arm of Hislith, number one ranked guild, and the most honorable knights of the west. The Black Lance has nothing on these knights. Armed with silver weapons and armor that have been enchanted by the Lenarian Elementalists, these knights are sturdy and the strongest knights of Hislith. Along with protecting their kingdom, they have also been charged with hunting the werewolves, which stand against Wolf Queen Mav's pack. Leading them is none other than Lord Edorin Gwyn, the Champion of Hislith, and High Commander of the Hislithian army.




From left to right:
- Lord Edwin Hill
- Lord Edorin Gwyn, Champion of Hislith
- Lady Eleanor Reinhart
From left to right:
- Sir Adam Montierre
- Sir Valdin Khent
- Sir Richard Aliarne  
From left to right:
- Sir Halienne Maxos
- Sir William Nox
- Sir Lyle Morne
- Sir James Andrews




From left to right:
- Sir Christopher Reinhart
- Sir Paul Leonne
- Sir Michael Bentsworth
- Sir Charles Maxwell
- Sir Alexander Alonn          

From left to right:

- Sir Cedric Ayedin

- Sir Marcus Phillip

- Sir Jonathan Quincy




From left to right:
- Sir Alfred Faraquad
- Sir Hyle Bell
- Sir Nicholas Cale
From left to right:
- Sir Edmund Artorias
- Sir Doran Allios
- Sir Terrence Mooreland
- Sir Gregory Fallod 
From left to right:
- Sir Dalton Amiliar
- Sir Vance Jalioppe
- Sir Caleb Oxford
- Sir Thomas Flynn
 From left to right:
- Sir Corvan Alt
- Sir Lyle Markin
- Sir Jacob Osten


#486809 General LEGO Discussion

Posted by Nightstalker on 15 March 2018 - 12:41 PM

Yeah, same here.


My TRU did mark up prices as well, yet I always went back after Christmas because they'd have the newer sets before any other toy store did. I've recently been buying minifig cases from them because no other store near me sells them.

#486778 Minifig Showcase!

Posted by Nightstalker on 09 March 2018 - 09:48 PM

Welcome back!


It's Friday, so you know what that means... MINIFIG TIME!!!




Grand Paladin Helorn Grens


Let's start with the special parts! Hammer, belt, and round tile are from Brickforge. Everything else is from TLG.


Following the end of the Dread War, the Paladin Order found itself without a Grand Paladin. Of course, the mantle of Grand Paladin is one given by the Light; only Leik can set this position. Paladin Grens was one of the toughest Justicars in the Order. Along with his prowess in holy magic, Helorn is also a good tactician. This practically made him perfect for the spot. So what the heck is a Grand Paladin? The GP is the highest ranking paladin, responsible for coordinating the various chapters of the Paladin Order. The GP also holds the power to initiate an order wide crusade.


Helorn is a fierce paladin. Utilizing various holy spells in combat, this dwarf easily destroys his enemies. He is known for keeping a calm head in the midst of battle. Compared to most Justicars, he is not nearly as zealous in battle, leading him to be significantly more cautious. 




Xalia Skullfang




Xalia has a lovely assortment of custom items. The helmet uses the BrickWarriors Invader Helmet and Crescent Horns. Her vambraces are from BrickWarriors as well. The last piece of gray market dopeness is her BrickWarriors Rebel Axe, which is still not released yet (honestly, I have somewhere between 6-10 of these things available). Oh, and if you haven't guessed it, the leg, back, and torso decals are Saber-Scorpion decals. Seriously, if you've never made a commission, you really should.


I'm almost certain you've guessed it, Xalia is yet another Sareshi Warrior. Among all of the Sareshi, Xalia is well known for being an avid skull collector. Both man and beast alike are equal prey in her eyes. The rest of her prey's bones contribute to her bone armor and bone weaponry. Of course, her all time favorite weapon is her war axe. Her light armor allows her to remain agile even if she wields a heavy weapon. Known for being a fierce and savage fighter, it almost seems like fighting a beast. The only difference is that this beast has a disciplined, and controlled rage.


Compared to most Sareshi, her lust for blood and battle is far greater than that of her sisters.




Vulmira Scyn, The Dark Maiden


So Dalton...


I'mma do ya one better and just show you the updated Dark Maiden. Her staff is from Brickforge, skirt from CapeMadness, and torso decals are from that wonderful webmaster we know all know, Saber-Scorpion.


So who the heck is Vulmira? It started long ago, before mortal kind began recording time. In these days, legends walked the world of Rythar. One such legend was Vulmira Scyn. Her prowess with magic was far superior to any other person that existed. Spells that took years to master, she turned into child's play, mastering them in mere days. No magic school was beyond her grasp, save the special magic used by the Titans. Overtime, her skills became well known across the world, prompting mortals to seek her out to fulfill their desires; there was nothing she could not do with magic. As she fulfilled them, she gained followers, who in turn raised her to the status of a deity. Of course, with all of the high praise she received, this eventually got to her head, as it would with most people. Vulmira soon thought of herself as deity, and even went as far as to challenge the Titans. She soon learned the folly of her ways. The very gift she had was torn from her and sealed away. Her very appearance was even altered as she was soon enslaved to the darkness. To make matters worse for her, those that followed her were also enslaved and cursed like her.


Fast forward many years, and her life had become a living nightmare. Across the duration of her life, she had spent time as a slave or harlot. This eventually led to the birth of 9 different children, all of whom she detested. Each child was born out of unfavorable circumstances. She had even witnessed the near genocide of the wood elves at the hand of her first born, the Witch King of Graal and many of her former followers. Though the use of most magic had long since disappeared, the darkness still remained. She and those who were cursed became hated over many years. Vulmira was the mother of the Lorensi and her constant use of the Dark Arts and craving for the darkness gained her the title of, "The Dark Maiden." Among the Lorensi, she was still worshiped for her dark powers, which caused her to flee. 


Of course, she had some glimmer of hope when she met the sorcerer, Dovyn Fale. It was with this sorcerer that she had her 10th and final child, the one that she loved.




However, Dovyn obsession with demons eventually led him to attack her, forcing her to flee with her infant daughter. Due to Dovyn's relentless hunt, she was forced to give her daughter away to an older woman who lived in the forest. This allowed her to save her child from the horrifying fate that would have fallen on her should Dovyn have found her. Separated from her daughter, she soon confronted Dovyn, but was unable to bring herself to harm him. In their confrontation, Dovyn seized part of her locked away power, allowing him to complete his demonic transformation. Wounded and further drained of power, Vulmira managed to flee to the Necropolis, where she is believed to be dead.




That being said, Saleena's staff had to come from somewhere. More importantly, no one ever recorded how she died. Amazing that such an infamous figure just disappeared.


Stay tuned for more next week!


#486739 Fantasy Funnies

Posted by Nightstalker on 03 March 2018 - 10:27 AM






#486734 Minifig Showcase!

Posted by Nightstalker on 02 March 2018 - 07:46 PM

Don't think I forgot!


Because I didn't!


It might sound like a tornado is outside, but let's go!




Waaaaayyyy back in post 1, I introduced my Mythic Fantasy faction, The Order of the Holy Blade. Well folks, I have finally sat down and increased their strength with 10 riflemen.





Similar to the Vanquishers, the riflemen possess the same type armor design. The only difference is their backpack, which carries numerous equipment needed for the journey. Rifles are the M41A Pulse Rifles from BrickArms; they're the closes thing to the actual rifle I have in mind. 


These guys are one of two most commonly deployed paladins in the war. Reinforced with divine armor and guided by the Light, they purge demons with great zeal. In most squads, the riflemen will make up the majority of the force, followed by the blademasters. 




Current Overview

1x Grand Paladin (Capped) 

3x Judges (Capped)

1x Lord Commander

5x Paladin Vanquisher

10x Paladin Riflemen


Coming Soon

5x Paladin Guardian (Hammerdins)


Next up in the queue!

5x Paladin Blademaster

1x Lord Commander

1x High Priestess (Capped)

#486679 Honest Review: BrickForge Hexibrix

Posted by Nightstalker on 20 February 2018 - 01:30 PM

Yep, the link is the little rectangular tab. It connects to four different places:




Each link connects one hex to the next:




It should be noted that when hexibrix are linked, they cannot be pressed onto a baseplate. This design allows for creating a board, specifically made of hexibrix. Using the various colors that are provided, you can easily create a hexibrix landscape.


The hexibrix can also be pushed onto a baseplate like a regular piece.




You'll also note that I stacked one on top of the other. It fits just like a normal LEGO brick. It should be noted that you will either need to align a 2x2 round plate on the first one, or you can remove the disk altogether. Either way, this allows you to stack these to make varying heights.


Below is an example of building a stepping stone in a river:




The example above shows just one example of using the hexibrix in conjunction with a LEGO baseplate. By forming terrain this way, you can completely negate the need for a hexibrix link.


I personally find the links good for establishing squads:




As far as the overall stability of the link, it is sturdy enough to keep the hexibrix together, but not remotely as sturdy as a standard stud-based connection.


Hope this answers your questions!

#486668 WG Weekly Comic (and other updates)

Posted by Nightstalker on 18 February 2018 - 06:08 PM

Perhaps :)

And yes, I do know the answer.

#486660 Fantasy Funnies

Posted by Nightstalker on 17 February 2018 - 12:53 PM

Because I didn't forget about Valentine's Day...





#486653 Minifig Showcase!

Posted by Nightstalker on 16 February 2018 - 05:51 PM

Hello everyone and welcome back to more Minifig Showcase!


So let's get to it!






Let's go over the custom parts. Helmet, armor, vambraces, spurs, and greatsword are all from BrickWarriors. This guy was originally designed because I wanted to use the cape from one of the recent CMF space guys. What I ended with really surprised me.


Sir Alcott is one of the many knights from Highlands. To be more specific, he's one of the knights of Korsven. The Highlands are home to many old houses that once stood before the First Era. Often referred to as, "The Old Kingdom," the Highlands is no stranger to war. As kingdoms rose and fell by the hands of various invaders, the remaining noble houses formed powerful knight orders to create some form of unity. This ultimately resulted in the creation of many knights, each of whom had  the ability to command armies and run cities. As order and unity were restored, these knights were eventually moved solely to high-ranking, military leaders. Sir Alcott serves one of these houses, and acts as one of the defenders of the Highlands. He is frequently seen fighting the barbarians in the southern mountains. 


He is a strong and capable knight, often choosing the most direct approach to deal with his adversaries. His ferocity in battle is known to rival that of the barbarians he faces, often leading to many bloody battles. That being said, he doesn't risk the lives of his men, knowing full well that most are unable to survive such long drawn out battles.





Prince Caelan Alexandros


Another pretty simple minifig, the only unique pieces are his cloak (CapeMadness) and waistcloth (Arealight Customs).


Do not be fooled by his title! Caelan is the ruler of Western Dakerion. So, before I get into who he is, time for a lore dump on Dakerion. Long ago, during the First Era, the Dakerion Empire took up the majority of the northwestern continent. The original Emperor wasn't a nice guy, so multiple houses rebelled leading to the formation of Ankora and Hislith. This shrunk the power of Dakerion, but not their hatred for the new, rebel neighbors. As time passed, one of the emperors wound up having two sons. Rather than hand the entire empire to his eldest, and thus create animosity between the two, he split the empire in two and gave each half to one of his sons.


Caelan, the eldest, has turned Western Dakerion into a military powerhouse. Because of its supreme power, he is in charge of fighting Hislith. Furthermore, he is also responsible for the protection of his people against the vampire armies of the Necropolis. Western Dakerion is very strict and often seen as a cruel place to live in. Truth be told, this is because of the nature of their enemies. Ever devoted to the reunification of Dakerion, he will stop at nothing to put down the Hislithians and his own that would oppose him. Despite being the Emperor, he is frequently seen in battle alongside his elder dragon, Malacondra.




Of course, one cannot speak of Caelan without bringing up his brother Varian. Both men have great respect for each other, but their overall goal for Dakerion is slightly different.




Unique Parts: The same for Caelan, but the claymore is from BrickArms.


Prince Varian Alexandros is the ruler of Eastern Dakerion. He is tasked with the conquest of Ankora. Unlike his brother, who maintains an iron grip on his land, Eastern Dakerion is a rough, lawless land. Only those nobles under the Prince's protection and the military experience any form of civility. His own citizens mean very little to him; he has been known to order executions simply because he felt like it. In terms of his goals, he would have Ankora burned to the ground, and all of its citizens enslaved. There is no desire for unification, only domination. Among the many things he is known for, the number of wives he's had executed is well known across the lands. Most of them were killed simply because he got bored of them. His most recent wife was slain for supposedly assisting the enemy, even though she wasn't. He is often scolded by his brother for the lack of respect for his own people and for his enemy. Currently, he holds back the true might of Eastern Dakerion, hoping to unleash it when Ankora is at its weakest.


That's all for this week!

Hope you enjoyed it!


#486626 Honest Review: BrickForge Hexibrix

Posted by Nightstalker on 11 February 2018 - 06:48 PM



Ladies and Gentlemen of SSLF, today I present a review on the BrickForge Hexibrix. I hope to shed some light on this relatively new custom piece. I won't be covering the huge specifics about this piece or its usage, I'll be covering my opinions on it as a whole. If you want more information on it, please see the links below:





Let's begin!


Why did I buy these things?

- I personally bought them because I've wanted a hex shaped brick specifically for army building. As of now, I can say I own close to 400 of these little bricks (if you ever check for the 2 stud, black ones, you'll notice they're always out of stock).


What are some uses for it?

- Minifig display, army building, board game building, and MOC displays.


How durable are these things?

- Pretty darn durable. They hold a very similar quality to TLG bricks. 


Are they expensive?

- For $0.85 you get a hexibrix, hexibrix link, and either a 2 or 4 stud plate for the center. I should also note that the center disk can be swapped out for TLG pieces. You can also buy a pack of 6 for $5. However, if you buy a 6-pack, be aware that you get 3 2-stud disks and 3 4-stud disks. So, if you're looking for one or the other, I would not recommend spending the $5.


How big are these things?

- Slightly bigger than a typical hex based unit in a tabletop game. If I had to compare it, they are probably about the size of a standard Heroscape hex.


Any cool features?

- Yes! First off, the disk in the center can be popped out an exchanged for other pieces. This includes other round plates that are the size of a 2x2 round plate or tile. Also, 1x1 round pieces can also be placed in the center. Using the hexibrix link, you can connect hexibrix together from the underside, creating group minifig displays. Furthermore, they can be stacked on each other, so no minifig gets stuck in the dark, blotted out by the more popular figs! You might have noticed that I mentioned board game building earlier. Because of the way these pieces work, you can actually create a massive landscape for table top games using the different colors of the hexibrix. Also, you'll notice 2 studs on the pad that: one in the front, one in the back. These allow for other cool uses such as additional accessories. I personally use them for flag poles for commanding units and an inventory slot.


So, is there anything wrong with them?

- Yes! This is where I have to drop my, "Buyer Beware!" First off, the disk that goes in the center is advertised as being able to rotate easily when a minifigure is on it. From the +350 units that I own, I can easily say that is false. The round disks are firmly in once they're inserted. If you happen to set it at a weird angle, you will need a standard pipe (like a lightsaber pole or a medieval axe) to poke out the disk. On rare occasions does it actually work as advertised. It should also be noted, like other BrickForge items, they sometimes don't stick to minifigs as well as they could. Now, this could just be the individual minifig part, so don't rule that out; I've found that swapping out a set of legs sometimes solves the problem. Some people might also be put off by the overall size. While this does not bother me in particular, I would make sure to check the measurements against your standard hex pad.


Would you recommend buying one?

- For a custom piece, it has a lot of potential. Furthermore, for $0.85 you have a pretty cool piece. Yeah, it has a disk flaw, but I can personally overlook it because of the overall quality of the product. However, if the rotating disk is one of the main points you were looking forward to, you might want to give it a pass.


That's about it for now. Feel free to leave any questions. If you all want, I can post some pictures!


#486615 Minifig Showcase!

Posted by Nightstalker on 09 February 2018 - 07:31 PM

Mo' Minifigs mo' problems!


Except minifigs don't cause problems...


Where was I going with this again?


Who cares? MINIFIG TIME!!!





Paladin William Telpors, Lord Commander of the Order of Lions


So, let's go over the cool pieces. Helmet and vambraces by BrickForge. Everything else is from TLG.


William Telpors is the chapter master of the Order of Lions. The Order of Lions is one of the divisions of the Paladin Order, specifically responsible for fighting vampires. He wields an old, holy warhammer called Judgment, which happens to be one of the relics of the Paladin Wars from long ago. Having survived numerous encounters, he is no stranger to the powers that vampires possess. His order is the largest chapter of the Paladin Order. The majority of paladins become Lions specifically for the Divine Armor spell, which alerts the caster when vampires are near. With the excommunication of the Order of Vengeance and Order of the Sun, he and his paladins have become the foremost crusaders of the light. It should be noted that both excommunicated orders are still vastly superior to the Lions. 





Mercia Helmsplitter


Let's go over the cool gear! The helmet, sword, and shield are from BrickWarriors. The chest armor is the BrickWarriors Gladiatrix Armor prototype (can't wait till it releases). Lastly, the loincloth is from Arealight Customs.


Mercia was the daughter of a Hislithian noble, but all of that changed when her family's manor was assaulted by bandits. Many members of her family survived, but she was captured and sold to Dakerion slavers, who then sold her in the Savadjik Desert. Fortunately, a band of Sareeshi barbarians raided the caravan that held her. Once she arrived in the Sareeshi city, she was left with two options: survive in the world and go home, or start anew. For obvious reasons, she chose to stay. She turned out to be quite the agile fighter, and was eventually taught the unorthodox, acrobatic fighting style that many Sareeshi were renowned for using. Mercia gained the surname, "Helmsplitter," for the high number of people that died by head wounds. 






Shanna Ysari


I spent a lot of time finding the perfect gear for Shanna. I eventually settled on a recolored variant of Althenia's armor combined with BrickWarriors Spiked Vambraces, TLG Spiked Shoulders, and an Arealight Customs loincloth. The hardest part was deciding what face to use, but thanks to the Thor: Ragnarok sets, I was able to get the perfect face. Of course, her weapons still remain an issue today, but I think I'm good with the dual BrickWarriors Chakrams.


Shanna was born a Sareeshi, and knows she will die a Sareeshi. Having been born to a proud huntress, Shanna received nothing more than best training from some of the greatest barbarians. She is quite skilled with thrown and bladed weapons, but is easily at home with polearms and blunt weapons. Eventually, she was given the privilege of becoming one of the royal guards for the Sareeshi Queen. Along with being a royal guard, Shanna is also in charge of all raids that occur in Savadjik. 




Mercia and Shanna training.