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#487125 Brickfair Virginia 2018: A Day at the Arena

Posted by Nightstalker on 18 May 2018 - 07:39 PM

Update Time!

 

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Nobleman Dalton and Amanon

 

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Inquisitor Marcus Capulet

 

Stuff for the Scorpion Guard and King Scorp will be ordered this weekend along with the pieces to start the base of the build. Keep the minifig suggestions coming folks! I still have plenty of room to fill up!




#487124 Minifig Showcase!

Posted by Nightstalker on 18 May 2018 - 07:29 PM

Today's a short post...

 

So let's DO IT!!!

 

MINIFIG TIME!!!

 

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Aria Vae, High Priestess of the Holy Blade

 

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As usual, let's cover the custom bits. First off, decals by Saber-Scorpion! Been meaning to order a set of these for a while. For those who don't know, they are based off of the Destiny 1 exotic chest piece, Heart of the Praxic Fire. The arms were based off of the Y1 Iron Banner Warlock set. Moving along, the loincloth is from Arealight Customs, the coat is from CapeMadness, and the gun is a prototype Brickarms Fusion Rifle. Yeah, that thing still isn't out, and it was made almost four years ago!

 

So, here Nightstalker goes again with this Order of the Holy Blade junk again. Aria is the leader of the Holy Blade. If her last name seems familiar it's because she's Fenix's super great descendant. Apart from being Champion of Leik, Aria also possesses the full power of the Dark Maiden. "Hey wait, up! Doesn't that mean she's..." Yep you guessed it, she's also related to Saleena Fale. I'll let you work that one out. Anywho, that witch/magic side of her can be seen by the distinct purple highlights in her hair. While I won't give away the story of how she got to this position, I will say that she is commonly referred to as, "The Last Light." 

 

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Nobleman Dalton (left) and Amanon (your other left).

 

Somehow recorded by a member of the FFA...

 

Arena Herald: "Sir, I've got good news!"

 

Arena Master: "We finally became sell outs!?"

 

AH: "Uh... no... we got a pre-order and another combatant!"

 

AM: "FANTASTIC!!! Another suck... I mean, another patron of our fine establishment! Who are they now?"

 

AH: "We've got Nobleman Dalton, who happens to be sponsoring this combatant, Amanon."

 

AM: "Never heard of either of 'em!"

 

AH: "I think Amanon slew a dark lord..."

 

AM: "Listen, I'll believe it when I see it in the arena. Do you know how many people claim they killed this and that..."

 

AH: "I mean, there was a cool mural of him in a newspaper..."

 

AM: "Whatever, just make sure they both get here safely! And that Nobleman better be rich! We don't let beggars and vagabonds in!"




#487115 Dalton's Wish Fullfiller 5000 (What do you think Dalton should draw next?)

Posted by Nightstalker on 12 May 2018 - 08:01 PM

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vs.

 

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#487114 Dalton's Assorted Artwork and Random Stuff

Posted by Nightstalker on 12 May 2018 - 07:49 PM

There's too much to like in this update.

 

Between the Wulfgard-style "HEYA" meme to the Old School LEGO drawing, I just smiled.

 

Of course seeing my two characters go head to head is always great! Keep up the awesome work!




#487100 Minifig Showcase!

Posted by Nightstalker on 11 May 2018 - 04:23 PM

NO TIME TO EXPLAIN!!!

 

MINIFIGS!!!

 

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Executioner Blackholm, Maukr Death Knight

 

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Unique parts include BrickWarriors Spiked Vambraces, BrickWarriors Executioner's Axe, and an Arealight Customs Loincloth.

 

Hey! It's another person associated with the Maukr Marauders! Sooo... who is he? Blackholm was once a barbarian of the Highlands who joined the Maukr long before Necros took over. When Necros rose to power, Blackholm was chosen to execute those that stood against the warlock. Unfortunately for him, he was killed in an assault by one of the knight's of Korsven. Rather than let him go, Necros brought him back as a death knight. Now imbued with unholy magic, Blackholm carries out his master's vile will.

 

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Alandra, The Curio Peddler

 

Surprisingly, no special parts used with this figure!

 

Alandra is a rather odd being. No one is quite certain where she comes from, or where she goes. Certain priests and paladins have sensed a demonic aura around her, but it is one that is unlike any demons of nightmare. Despite this, she is quite friendly. Her wares are also quite unique as well. A mix of valuable potions and legendary gear seem to end up in her possession. However, Alandra has no need for coin. Instead, she seeks unusual crystals, which have unknown properties.

 

She has no family, no demon kin, and no history. It's almost as though she doesn't exist.

 

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Mercer Harun, Leader of the Crimson Blades

 

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Weapon, shield, and headwrap by BrickWarriors. Shawl and waist cloth by Arealight Customs.

 

You got me on this one :P
 

Just a cool custom I came up with this week! Backstory is still in progress!

 

 

 

:) BONUS TIME :)

 

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Lord Marcus Capulet

 

"I'm not certain who he is, or what he does. Most of it is just hear say. Rumors say that he hunts magic users. Other rumors say he polices a lair home to various scorpions and werewolves. And yet, other rumors say that he is an agent of discord. Honestly, I don't quite care; he looks cool, and he's a lord. Send him an invite! Let him enjoy a day of blood shed!"

 

- Arena Herald

 

 




#487099 Custom Miniatures!

Posted by Nightstalker on 11 May 2018 - 03:17 PM

Another one!

 

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#487087 Custom Miniatures!

Posted by Nightstalker on 07 May 2018 - 11:34 AM

Alright,

 

I know I have absolutely no reason to be posting in the art section! But here me out on this one, because it's cool!

 

Among the many things on SSLF that I see are ads. We all hate 'em, especially me! However, on a random whim I decided to investigate one of them. That one link was for Hero Forge, a site where you can design your own miniatures. I played around with it for a bit, because it's a neat little site.

 

Then I showed my bro (who will be referred to as AfroMan)...

 

Let's just say, he took off with this and is loving this! It has given him a fun little hobby, and honestly, I rather like his work! So I figure, why not show you all, and hear some feedback!

 

While I won't give away who these people are or the stories behind them, I will say that are from a work of his own creation.

 

So without further ado, here they are!

 

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#487079 Brickfair Virginia 2018: A Day at the Arena

Posted by Nightstalker on 05 May 2018 - 08:21 PM

As promised, here's an update:

 

Minifigs

 

- Pieces for Inquisitor Capulet and Amanon are on their way.

- Nobleman Dalton is finished.

- Decals for Inquisitor Capulet and Amanon are also on their way.

- Pieces for King Scorp and the Scorpion Guard will be ordered this week.

 

MOC

 

- Base plates have been gathered.

- Display frame design is being finalized. It'll be four studs high, one stud wide, and covered by a layer of tiles. Shields will also be mounted on the frame for each gladiator.

 

Small update I know, but expect more as progress continues.




#487072 Nightstalker's Junk

Posted by Nightstalker on 04 May 2018 - 01:46 PM

*Dusts off the old workshop*

 

Alright Lords and Ladies of SSLF!!! 

 

The Kingdom of Faermoore is proud to present the latest edition in dwarf artillery. May I present to you:

 

The Faermoore Organ Gun!

 

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Huge inspiration on the barrel design from DwalinF and his amazing organ gun:

 

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Now with that out of the way, I really like how this gun turned out. With the way it is currently designed, its wheels can roll and the two center barrels can be adjusted. 

 

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When designing the support frame, I wanted to make it nice and sturdy and give it a war feel. Additional armor with some pearl, gold, 1x1, round plates really helped add some meat to it. To top it off, gold harpoons were also added, even if they virtually have no purpose. Still looks pretty cool to me!

 

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In order to make the gun slightly more ornate, I went ahead and added gold wings to the side. Again, no real purpose, just aesthetics. The wheels were pretty simple to make as well. I worked through multiple designs, but settled on this. In the end, it got the job done and still looks pretty good.

 

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Just a view of the back, not really much to see here!

 

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Here's the more interesting part about the frame. It's roughly split into 7 different sections: 2 wheels, 2 supports, 2 armor panels, and 1 set of spikes. They are all mounted on a Technic 8 Axle. If you look closely, you'll notice small gaps between each part. This allowed me to move the two supports around (which is where the gun is mounted) to fit the design of the organ gun. This method was pretty cheap, and didn't require any sacrifice of design. The only thing I had to worry about was making everything fit comfortably!

 

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Still love DwalinF's barrel design. Honestly, its the fish part that does it for me. Awesome parts usage!

 

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As with all artillery...

 

Why have one?

When I can make seven...

 

Hope you enjoyed the MOC.

 

Decals by Saber-Scorpion

Inspiration from DwalinF

C&C is welcome and appreciated!!!

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#487068 Brickfair Virginia 2018: A Day at the Arena

Posted by Nightstalker on 02 May 2018 - 12:41 PM

OP has been updated!

 

An order has been placed and the parts are on their way! Decal orders will go out on Friday!




#487065 Brickfair Virginia 2018: A Day at the Arena

Posted by Nightstalker on 30 April 2018 - 08:34 AM

Awesome work you two. I'll start compiling the pieces and decals this week.


#487063 Dalton's Wish Fullfiller 5000 (What do you think Dalton should draw next?)

Posted by Nightstalker on 30 April 2018 - 06:02 AM

Here we go again!

 

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Fighting

 

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Only difference for the bottom pic is that the sword should be glowing blue. The one in the picture was replaced with:

 

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#487062 Dalton's Assorted Artwork and Random Stuff

Posted by Nightstalker on 30 April 2018 - 05:55 AM

Solaire and Siegmeyer. PRAISE THE SUN!!!

 

I really like that drawing a lot.




#487057 Fantasy Funnies

Posted by Nightstalker on 28 April 2018 - 03:35 PM

Incredible!!!

 

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#487054 Minifig Showcase!

Posted by Nightstalker on 27 April 2018 - 05:35 PM

Friday...

 

Minifigs...

 

LE'S GO!!!

 

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Mongo Blackheart, Co-Guild Master of the Black Lance

 

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This is a rather simple minifig. Torso decals are by Saber-Scorpion, the coat is a dark blue trench coat by CapeMadness, and the two flintlock pistols are from BrickWarriors. The rest is good ol' TLG!

 

Before I get to explaining his backstory, let me explain where the heck he comes from... because it's a stupid story. The inspiration for this character comes from Fable 2 Pub Games. Go ahead, start scratching your head in confusion. In the game, prior to Fable 2's release, you had to choose a character profile that you would merge into your hero when Fable 2 came out. That character happened to be Mongo, who basically looked like a bald headed bandit. But it doesn't stop with just that image! The main contribution to his character was my own luck. Continue scratching your head. Anytime I played with some sense, I somehow never made any coin. However, when I decided to play like an idiot and not care, I somehow made an insane amount of coin! Because of this, I randomly attached a trait of, "Incredibly Stupid Luck," to this idea of a character. This eventually led to me just holding onto this.

 

Which brings me to the drunken, smuggler known as Mongo Blackheart. Gangster, pirate, thief, cutthroat, murderer, these are some of the terms used to refer to this man. Skilled with flintock weaponry, dirty fighting, and various underworld skills, Mongo knows everything about criminal activity. Despite his shady knowledge, he's quite the companion to bring along for an adventure. Having traveled many lands, he is never lost, and always knows how to find his way. Did I mention he's a drunkard? Yeah, that plays into his luck too. For whatever reason, the more alcohol in his system, the better his aim and navigation are. It is for this reason alone that many a flask/bottle is hidden in his coat. To this day, no one knows how many drinks are in his coat...

 

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Hotsuma Hideyoka, Demon Hunter of the Extraho Sol

 

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Demon Hunter Shadow Armor and Civilian Clothes

 

Yet another character that has been through too many iterations! His hood and spiked vambraces are from BrickWarriors, the loincloth is from Arealight Customs, and the rest is TLG. Cool little note (thanks Quickblade), you can actually fit a face mask onto the BrickWarriors assassin hood. Take the hood, insert the head, insert the mask, and then put it on the body.

 

Hotsuma is a shinobi of the Extraho Sol Empire. More importantly, he's a Demon Hunter. Unlike the western continents, the East is plagued by demons. This is largely because of the dark fissure in the southeastern region of the empire. Occasionally, demons emerge from the fissure and travel elsewhere. This is where the Demon Hunters come into play. Having received the best training of any shinobi, and having demonic sigils carved into their flesh, which provide additional strength, speed, magic resistance, magic absorption, and demon sense, these guys are equipped to deal with demons better than any other force. Sounds cool right? Here's the part that sucks! Demon Hunters are costly to train. Out of the man children that are taken to undergo this training, very few will ever actually succeed. If the training doesn't kill you, there is a high chance that having demonic sigils carved into your flesh will. Oh, I also forgot to mention that the parents don't really have a choice. If your child is selected, you have to give 'em up. For every one Demon Hunter, you can bet at least 10-15 died to get a successful one.

 

Back to Hotsuma now! He's a fairly laid back guy. Well, except in one special condition, but I'm not talking about that today. In combat, he wields two unique swords, that once belonged to a hero of old. These holy swords, can emit a ranged miracle, capable of felling even the toughest foe in one hit. He's also not a person to back down from a challenge, choosing to attack the toughest foes.

 

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Jusik Leyland, Ranger Extraordinaire and Lute Hero

 

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Here's the custom goods: leather vambraces and lute by BrickWarriors, longbow and hair from Brickforge. 

 

Jusik has received quite the reputation for three main things. First off, he's an expert hunter and marksman; he has hunted a lot of game in Hislith, his homeland, and made an early living from it. Second, he's a lute hero! Having learned from various bards at the Bard's College in his free time, he can play quite the enchanting tune. Which leads us to number three, he's a ladies man. No, that's not a self-proclaimed title. He seems to possess the ability to charm his way into most women's hearts, which can lead to some interesting interactions around certain individuals. That being said, he's quite the character, choosing to let his various skills speak for himself.

 

Of course, there's always the one he can never get... or two... or three... yeah, you might hear about that one day!

 

BONUS TIME

 

I've made some minor upgrades over time! 

 

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Left to Right

Kira Melanes - Decals on the legs from Saber-Scorpion

Scarlet - Dark Red loincloth from Arealight

 

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Left to Right

Althenia - Swapped out the legs for the CMF Battle Matron legs, so she has sandals now

Marco - Complete revamp from earlier picture

 

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Althenia Alternate Outfit 1 - Boots! The recent CMF gladiator legs were Brasso'd and had a fur decal applied for trim

 

And last, but not least, a current WIP

 

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A storm approaches...

 

Enjoy!

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