A not-eavy-Metal for Oldhammer painters


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Post Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:53 am

A not-eavy-Metal for Oldhammer painters

I recently made an 'eavy Metal mockup (viewtopic.php?f=8&t=10905) and it was pretty satisfying to see my figures done up that way. Not only is there the nostalgia injection but it also adds something, I think, to have a collection of figures arranged on a page like this as opposed to lined up in a blog post. There is a gestalt. And it's portable, packaged, can be traded and it retains all the elements of the design. I also like the idea of giving attribution in the third person. Whereas I don't care for stamping my name on my pictures to say this is mine, I don't mind someone else, so to speak, giving me a little credit. :D And when I see others' work I want to know who, as I always did when ogling White Dwarf.

My original plan for the Dungeonquest spread was to do something that nodded to eavy Metal but wasn't a straight eavy Metal page. You know, not a greenish but a bluish or some-other-colorish texture background, and not marble but some other, etc. I felt it would need something like the chaos warrior and it would need a flashy logo design. You know, something like Delaney King has done, but I didn't have the time or energy to invest in it, especially not for a one-off.

But now I'm thinking, wouldn't it be cool for us to make something like this as a community that we could keep going with and band together on? Pick a cool name, make a sweet 80s logo and trade picture spreads? Who's in? I could provide a photoshop/gimp template with layer masks and instructions for doing the bits that stick out of the frames. I might even have a go at making the logo. I'm trying to think of a sweet name for it though. "Old Metal" came to mind but it's seems to obvious and doesn't scream "awesome." Ideas?
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Post Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:55 am

Re: A not-eavy-Metal for Oldhammer painters

Also consider opportunities for collaborations... pick a theme like chaos, or fancy shields, or Epic, or whatever and show work from two or a bunch of folks.

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Post Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:21 am

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I like it. I'm in. Don't have photoshop (I use an ancient copy of paint shop pro) so if you could provide the template as single layer alpha-channelled images that'd be sweet.
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Post Tue Jun 20, 2017 1:44 pm

Re: A not-eavy-Metal for Oldhammer painters

Fab idea, I think this would be insanely great for the 'Legacy warbands".

Just a quickie - how about "lead rot" as a name?

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Post Tue Jun 20, 2017 4:31 pm

Re: A not-eavy-Metal for Oldhammer painters

Mwahahahahaha!

Also, reminds me of the 'Look Around You' TV series, "We are using AC DC current because Lead is a heavy metal..."

Priceless.
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Post Wed Jun 21, 2017 12:08 am

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Very cool idea. The DungeonQuest example really shows how well it can work. "LeadRot" is a good name!
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Post Wed Jun 21, 2017 6:49 am

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Glad you guys like the idea!

winterdyne wrote:I like it. I'm in. Don't have photoshop (I use an ancient copy of paint shop pro) so if you could provide the template as single layer alpha-channelled images that'd be sweet.


Sure, remind me about the alpha channels and what you need? I recall doing something or another with alpha channels long ago but it's hazy.


Zhu Bajie wrote:Fab idea, I think this would be insanely great for the 'Legacy warbands".
Just a quickie - how about "lead rot" as a name?


Haha, awesome! :D I like it a lot! Let's wait a few days and see if anyone has any other contenders, otherwise I'd say that's it.
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Post Sun Jul 09, 2017 1:21 am

Re: A not-eavy-Metal for Oldhammer painters

I think it is impossible to top Lead Rot for an Oldhammer paint article name. It's cheeky. It plays brilliantly with references to 'Eavy Metal, age and the familiar miniature-crumbling phenomenon of "black metal" (as opposed to whitemetal) miniatures. The meaning is clear as daylight to anyone with some inkling about this niche. I'll be astonished if someone comes up with a name that can trump Zhu Bajie's proposal.

Polished presentations are worth a lot. Go for it!

Also, the logo reeks 1980s and underscore the mother company-independent vein of Oldhammer collectors. :mrgreen:
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Post Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:42 pm

Re: A not-eavy-Metal for Oldhammer painters

Oh I like that, LeadRot is a perfect name for what it is all about!
All it misses is some old troll bashing the logo with a spiky club.

I have to admit, as the Bestiary of Exalted and Unfortunate slowly grows, I would enjoy having a couple of center pages marked LeadRot if anybody wants to get involved.

Spooktalker, I really hope you go forward with releasing a general template we can use.
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