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My Union Goal:

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My Butchers goal:

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3 minutes ago, Charlie said:

I think this is one of the nicest masons goals I've seen. Where did you find the mason for the base? He is a really neat touch to the statue goal that makes it feel much more original than most in the same vane.

Both the statue en the mason are from Fenryll miniatures. ;-)

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I like all of the goals, from the simple to the ornate, because they add flavor to the game (especially for the butchers). Where do some of you get the materials for these? I assume they're miniatures meant for other things, or decorations. Never tried sculpting, but I'm willing to experiment. Just looking for resource ideas.

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4 hours ago, Repainter said:

I like all of the goals, from the simple to the ornate, because they add flavor to the game (especially for the butchers). Where do some of you get the materials for these? I assume they're miniatures meant for other things, or decorations. Never tried sculpting, but I'm willing to experiment. Just looking for resource ideas.

For me: Bits from other games, scraps from my son's old toy box, balsa wood, putty, wood and rocks from my yard.

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Craft stuff and dollar store junk, or pieces of junk you have lying around. I got gears for my goal from an old, broken belt sander and a clock. I'm working on an Alchemists goal that uses medicine packaging, repurposed 40K Tau bits, game tokens, and jewelry wire.

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On 2016-10-19 at 4:55 PM, Repainter said:

I like all of the goals, from the simple to the ornate, because they add flavor to the game (especially for the butchers). Where do some of you get the materials for these? I assume they're miniatures meant for other things, or decorations. Never tried sculpting, but I'm willing to experiment. Just looking for resource ideas.

Yeah, usually a bunch of random bitz you just have lying around. In my case, I used a horse from warmachine. Other than that, you also buy specific basing material from a bunch of places, seeing as the base is a big part especially of the goal-piece more so than the others. 

Another tip is the outdoors! You can find a bunch of useful stuff, like the stick I used to hand the horse in.

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3 hours ago, countersunk81 said:

My Alchemist goal:

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By far the most amazing goal I've seen around here so far. The one bit I'm most impressed with is definitely that until I sww the actual WIP pictures I was convinced this had been made using, somehow, an actual glass or plastic vial. That it was actually all painted on and yet looks this realistic is mind boggling! 

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48 minutes ago, Spinsane said:

By far the most amazing goal I've seen around here so far. The one bit I'm most impressed with is definitely that until I sww the actual WIP pictures I was convinced this had been made using, somehow, an actual glass or plastic vial. That it was actually all painted on and yet looks this realistic is mind boggling! 

Thanks all!

I don't think it's as convincing as I can do on a smaller scale like on my players, but it conveys what I was going for I think :D

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Love your goals. How do you paint your stone? I particularly like the stone color on generic one and the base of the Alchemist ones! I'm working on my Mason's column, and I'm at a loss as to where to go after the primer. Thanks in advance!

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Love coming back to this thread to see all the great ideas people have. Surely this should be pinned!
 

Just finished my Vengeance 2017 goal and wanted to stick some photos up to mark it - I've had the goal, 2 Butchers, Crucible, both Harmonys and 6 Frostgrave doors on my desk for ages, all not quite finished. Today I finally managed to base the Harmonys, complete my last door and add snow effects to them all, and complete the goal! I feel good (I knew that I would), so photos!

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The actual Vengeance logo is silver swords with copper handles splattered with blood, and you can't go too far wrong with bright silver skulls, so this had to be all silver with a literal splash of red. Grey wood complements it nicely I think, and goes with my grey Union. I've based it in the same way as my Union, Alchemists and terrain (Farmers too, when I get hold of them - Masons, Butchers and Morticians will all be different), and I had to have a farm animal on there (my vKat has a piglet looking through his legs).

Blood For The Blood God is such a fun paint, I thoroughly enjoyed splattering the goal with gore, especially the flowers and stones on the base. I imagine someone like Greed has been brutally ripped to pieces by Vitriol or Rage after he scores a T1 tap-in, little shit that he is. Definitely going to be looking for more opportunities to add blood to my models...

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@S_A_T_S It is indeed real wood. It's all basswood. The tankards are cut off of some hollow round sprue that's been in my bits bag for a while. Probably off of some warmachine kit. Something kind of like this. sprue-flash-1.jpg

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