Sunday, December 22, 2013

Goatboy's Sunday

I write this as I prepare to go to a Xmas Pot Luck.  Should be fun as it is with people I know but not really know.  I got to their comic shop a lot to buy my weekly crack of comic books.  And Paint.  I buy my paint from there haha.

Let's see - I got in a car wreck on Thursday.  I am ok and my car is not looking good.  It wasn't my fault so that is good and I have the claim all set up.  I take it to a shop on Thursday.  Will see if it gets totaled out.  The front end is effed up but will see.  Beyond that I started my new job this last Friday as well.  Good times indeed mixed with the badness of my car eating it.  I have a rental but it just doesn't feel like my little car.  Meh.

Paint list for the week - hopefully I can get a lot of it done.  This weekend got screwed by car and family stuff.  So hopefully I can get it all done.

Plastic Dudesmen - Script in hand - need to draw it.  Another crazy one like this last weekend as it is part 2.
End of the Year Article - What I want and thankful for etc
Dog Daemon Prince for Rob -  need to finish it
2 more LVO pictures
I am sure other art too - need to look through my emails and orders etc.
(If I haven't talked to you about art - email me again - it has been a long week)
Flesh Hounds
Daemonette units etc
New Customer Tzeentch Heralds - got ideas
Big Necron Dragon Conversion - no paint - plan on doing it by this weekend.  I got ideas! not for me!

Khorne Killa Tonka Tank - Done!

Mike N
3 Kromlech Mega Nobz! - got the box

Luis P
5 Terminators - in pieces - need to find thunder hammer and storm shields for 3
4 Tact marines - Heavy Weapons - Primed!
More stuff most likely

Warjack Combo 1 - Done!
Warjack Metal 1 - Not Primed
Walker Warjack Combo 2 - Not primed!

Nick R
10 Kroot - Done!
10 More Kroot - Primed!

10 Horrors - Not Primed
Need to get 10 more Horrors for him - will have to order em.
Fire Raptor - get to my builder then I paint it.

I have some other stuff that might be coming in.  Some D&D figures and an old skool LR.  Fun stuff to paint up hopefully in the coming weeks.  I have things to do!  Shipped out the Khorne Tank thingie and some of the Bile Drone this Saturday.  Fun times to get stuff done!

Saw Anchorman 2.  If you liked the first one - you will like this one.  I thought it was great but I loved Anchorman hehe.  Where the first one had more funny lines this one just goes weird.  Which of course I liked haha.

I hope to see the Wolf of Wall Street and American Hustle sometime soon.  The Hobbit 2 was ok.  Just too long and too bloated.  It is worth it to watch the "art" of the movie but really… it feels like I just want to complete it.  The Dragon was good though.

Comic wise - this was a crazy week.  For those who read em anyway.

Saga #17 - Amazing.  Vaughn is one of the few writers that can create a monthly book where you want to read each month and not feel like you will be better off just buying a trade.  Good book and if you like comics you should be reading it.

East to West #8 - Shit this book is awesome.  I got the trade even though I buy the issues.  This is another one of those books where I just love everything about it.  The art is amazing, the store is interesting, and the design is just great.  End of the world stuff is some of my comic crack and this is full of it.  Can Hickman do no wrong?

Black Science #2 - Interesting book again.  You get more info on what this story is about and science left to its own devices is another great thing.  The art is awesome too.  For those new maybe wait for the trade as it will probably flow better.

Revival #16 - I buy this book because I like it enough but I think it will read better in a trade.  It is a slow drip of story here with interesting things and tiny bits of taste.  The story is still interesting and the art does well enough.

Secret #4 - This has been late but I like the art.  The big what the hell the book is about just got given out in this one so it was super interesting.  Wait for the trade and be amazed by the art and design again.  Hickman is just too good right now.

Deadpool #21 - I always liked this character and we come back from a weird in-between issue.  Still his is good stuff if you like it and they have taken to making this character a bit more fleshed out.  Good stuff and will see where it goes from here.  And fuck why does Marvel cost 4 bucks now?  Jerks!

I will write more about comics I pick up.  It is one of the big things I love to get every week.  I think there are so many good things out there that if people just gave some books a shot they would be surprised how good those colored funnies can be.

Alright - lists so far for LVO.

Daemon for LVO
HQ: Fateweaver
HQ: Khorne Herald, Juggernaut, Lesser Gift, Greater Gift
HQ: Tzeentch Herald, Lvl 3, Locus of Conjuration, Exalted gift
HQ: Tzeentch Herald, Lvl 3, Exalted Gift
Troops: Daemonettes X 18
Troops: Daemonettes X 18
Troops: Pink Horrors X 16
FA: Flesh Hounds of Khorne X 14
Heavy: Soul Grinder, MoS, Baleful Torrent
Heavy: Soul Grinder, MoS, Baleful Torrent

It looks weird - it will probably play odd and that sounds fun to me.  I still will miss my DP's but meh.  If I don't play that I will play some FMC smash list as well.  I wish I could play Be'Lakor for  Feast - but this list works ok.

HQ: Fateweaver
HQ: Daemon Prince, Wings, Armor, MoS, Lvl 3, Greater Gift X 2
Troops: Daemonettes X 20, Aluress, Greater Gift
Troops: Daemonettes X 20, Aluress, Greater Gift
Heavy: Daemon Prince, Wings, Armor, MoT, Lvl 3, Exalted Gift, Greater Gift
Heavy: Daemon Prince, Wings, Armor, MoT, Lvl 3, Exalted Gift, Greater Gift

1750 on the Nose.  Plus it feels fast and I have enough room to make sure I don't get Grav Gun out on Scouting troops if I want too.  Seems like it would work.

Some models and stuff to look at too.  Finish this post out before I leave for the party.

Tonka Tank survived the Car Wreck.

Custom Herald on "Juggernaut"

Kroot in yo face!

Cryx wha?

And some art.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Lalala - Another week - More models

Woohoo - I got a Lord of Skulls My First Trukk to do so hopefully I can get that done this week so I can play a quick bat rep before I send it on to the client.  It was a slowish week due to my explosive last weekend.  I hope to have another good weekend as the wife is working, buddies are out of town, and I can prime models in my garage.  Woohoo!

Let's start with the current Paint list I want to do.

Plastic Dudesmen - Need to get an idea - writer has one that I hope is good - most likely better then mine (last two have been mine)
Article for Monday - No idea - might be a hobby one with more Daemon Princes I've done.
Red Wyches/Daemonettes - Want to get one squad done then decide if I want to do all of them like this or go into other ideas to make a really crazy force of nonsense - the Goblins from the Hobbit game might be good - 18 in a box too… hrm…
Maybe one other thing for me...
Art Design for Ettin Games - Done!
Art for Rob Dog Daemon Prince - Drawn but might get redrawn meh!
Art for friends Baby's room - Firefly ship - Not done :(
Art for GMM - He asked me today so no it is not done!
2 Propaganda Posters for Frontline - Not done - Would people be interesting in the Abaddon one or the Sisters one as shirts?  Inquiring minds want to know.
I am sure other stuff but hey...

Rob G
Dog Headed Be'Lakor - Done and shipped!

More Tactical Marines - Need to build em
5 Sang Guard - Done
1 Metal Jump Pack Chaplin - Primed!

Cryx stuff - Painted 5 things already
2 Metal dudes -Done
2 Warjacks - not primed - need to fix one

John G
3 Bile Drones - Done

Don S
Lord of Skulls -Built - this jerk took like 3 hr long Dvr's shows - so like almost 3 hours haha.

Blargh… So this round of talk about bannings and other things mean I need to work on different lists if I want to play Daemons.  I still might play the small as hell marine army cuz I have most of it already so will see.  Meh… list of lists!

Daemon Rush 4000!

HQ: Fateweaver
HQ: Herald of Khorne, Juggernaut, Locus of Wrath, Lesser Gift, Greater Gift
HQ: Herald of Slaanesh, Exalted Gift, Lvl 2
HQ: Herald of Slaanesh, Exalted Gift, Lvl 2
HQ: Herald of Slaanesh, Lvl 2
Troops: Daemonettes X 18
Troops: Daemonettes X 18
Troops: Daemonettes X 18
FA: Flesh Hounds of Khorne X 14
Heavy: Soul Grinder, MoS, Baleful Torrent
Heavy: Soul Grinder, MoS, Baleful Torrent

1850 list - Remove the casters from the heralds to get it to 1750.

Now Straight Big Assholes

HQ: Fateweaver
HQ: LoC, Lvl 3, Greater, Exalted
HQ: Be'Lakor
Troops: Plague Bearers X 10
Troops: Daemonettes X 10
Troops: Cultists X 10
FA: Heldrake, Baleflamer
Heavy: Daemon Prince, MoT, Wings, Greater Gift, Exalted Gift, Lvl 3

I have 40 points left - heck I could get more guys somewhere.  But man - this list just looks… boring as fuck eh?  How about this.

How about this Marine list - DEATHSTAR MUTHA MUTHA

HQ: Khan, Bike
HQ: Chapter Master, Bike, Artificer Armor, Shield Eternal, Thunder Hammer
HQ: Command Squad, Grav Guns X 4, Bikes, Apoc
HQ: Rune Priest, Runic Armor, Bike
HQ: Wolf Lord, Bike, Runic Armor, Storm Shield, Thunder Hammer, Fenris Wolves X 2
Troops: Scouts X 10
Troops: Scouts X 10
Heavy: Storm Raven, TWL Multi-Melta
Heavy: Storm Raven, TWL Multi-Melta

I just need to finish the command squad, scouts, etc and decide if I wanted to do better bikes.  Meh this one is small, mean and might do ok versus Tau.  The changes to reroll saves means the normal anti tau - seer and screamer are not going to be seen.

Meh there is an end of the year tournament locally.  I am an alternate for some reason.  Thought about playing this nonsense cuz I don't bring it out that often.

Orks/Crons forever! - 2000pts

HQ: Weird Boy, Warphead
HQ: Weird Boy, Warphead
HQ: Overlord, Warscythe, Mindshackle, Phase Shifter
HQ: Crypteks X 2, Voltaic Guy and Teleport guy
Troops: Shoota Boyz X 30, Rokkits X 3
Troops: Shoota Boyz X 30, Rokkits X 3
Troops: Shoota Boyz X 30, Big Shootas X 3
Troops: Warriors X 5, Night Scythe
Troops: Immortals X 10, Tesla, Night Scythe
FA: Dakkajet, Supa Shoota X 3, Fighta Ace
FA: Dakkajet, Supa Shoota X 3, Fighta Ace
FA: Dakkajet, Supa Shoota X 3, Fighta Ace
Heavy: Big Guns X 3, Runtherd
Heavy: Big Guns X 3, Runtherd

It is a lot of bodies on the table top.  It might do ok - but fuck Tau are gonna kick me in the jimmy.  Still if I can make people shit their pants a bit with all these bodies my job will be done.  Plus I can make tons of pew pew sounds hahaha.

Ok some models too.

Ettin Games - woohoo!  Dice in your face!
Banner anyone?  Starts at $25.00
Con Art - Starts again at $25.00
Mor Scouts Pwease!
The most excellent Dog Be'Lakor around!

Some Special Cryx guys...

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Ugh - It is Cold

Why Texas… Why are you so cold?  Meh… I paid for nice weather with the heat in the summer.  Jerk hole weather!  Ok enough of me bitching - I painted a crap ton this weekend.  I took Friday off because of getting a new job in the same company and most likely not getting these last two days I wanted off.  This means this last Friday and the next were off.  Woohoo!  Fun times indeed.

I got another post about tournaments this next Monday.  Will see how many people bitch at me.  Just trying to drum up conversation.  As usual the BOLS commentors will have some gems and lots of turds.  Meh… life of the internet eh?

Quick Army list.


HQ: Fateweaver
Troops: Daemonettes X 18
Troops: Daemonettes X 18
Heavy: DP, MoT, Wings, Armor, Lvl3, Exalted, Greater
Heavy: DP, MoT, Wings, Armor, Lvl3, Exalted, Greater

HQ: Be'lakor
Troops: Cultists

1750 list.  Meh - still think hordes of Daemonettes are good.  But a 3++ Heldrake is pretty baller.  Meh… no fun haha.

Paint lists

Plastic Dudesmen - Next Weeks - who knows..
BOLS Article - Written
Art for Chris X 2 - Done!
Frontline Art for LVO - 2 More drawn - need to color
Card Art for Character Cards for friends - Not done… a few to do
Random Art I am sure I will have to do?
Complete one squad of "Daemonettes" - hard to do armies when we don't know the tournament types yet.

Khorne Skull Dude Tank - Just got it Today - In a Box

5 Lit Claw Termies - Done
5 Scouts - Done
5 Sang Guard - Not done
6 more Scouts - Not Done
Random Dude with Jump Pack - Not Done

Will W
2 Soul Grinders - Done!
Mini commission shipped!

2 Pistol Wraiths - Done
2 Other Girl Witch thingies - Done
1 Thrall thingie - Done
3 More random Models - need to rebuild and paint…
More to come for sure

John G
3 Bile Drones - Done!
3 More to finish - Need to build tonight

I have lots of stuff coming in.  Lots of small commissions too so look for fast turn arounds on single models.  Fun times indeed.

I played with Be'Lakor and he was ok.  I need to get some serious games in with him to figure him out. I am making a card or him so people can track him wounds etc.  Plus a place for marking when you get extra Warp Charges.  Fun times indeed.

Let's go with what people like to see - painted models and art.

Woohoo - even though he is metal he is still awesome!


Lots of Flesh Tearers.

Cryx yay!

Woot another Soul Grinder.  

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Goatboy's Sunday… Before it really gets grooving with more paint!

Yeah it depends on when I finish this post.  I got some models to take pics of and maybe some art to do.  Will see.  Lots of stuff to do as I am always busy hah.

First - got the new job I put in for finally.  I was told earlier but I officially got it on Monday.  You are looking at a Design Engineer!  Woohoo!  Good times indeed.  Work wise it will be all new and I get to learn other stuff.  Plus I don't have to take customer calls anymore!  Hooray beer!  Besides that I continue to try and figure out what I want to do for all these Daemonettes I plan on playing.

I have painted a ton of the models so I don't want to paint the same thing over again.  They were not for me so I want something different.  The idea I have right now is to do each squad differently to allow me to see what goes where as well as see how many models they are in each squad.  I will post the models I have done tests with to see what people think down below.

Besides that I have some buddies doing a Kick Starter for their Play mat for 40k.  Reese and the crew over at Frontline Gaming have but together a pretty sweet product to help get you a bad ass gaming table.  It is a soft mat that lays out over your table to help give you a much cooler gaming top.  Plus it does give you some protect as your models tip over a bit.  Check out the Kick Starter and throw in if interests ya.  They are wanting to do more designs and I would love to see a Chaos based one.  Or hell a cool oozy green glowing table.

Alright - let's lead with a paint list.

Test Daemonettes X 4 - 2 are done, 2 more are planned.
Converted Grinder - Almost finished building - this is one I started awhile ago and figured it needs to get done.
Other stuff I am sure.
Bols Article - Written
Plastic Dudesmen - Next weeks might already be drawn
Art for MVBrandt -- Done
Art for TexasGamesCon - Done
Art for other people - in the works as usual
Art for Frontline gaming posters - A few more need to get done but I have 2 drawn.

10 Bane Thralls - Done!
1 Warcaster - Done!
More stuff - pulled out some other casters and solos.

Luis P
5 Scouts + Telion - Done!
5 Terminators - Done!
5 Sniper Scouts - in pieces
2 Apocatheries - Started - one is done the there is in the initial shade stage.

2 Grinders - 1 is done!

John G
3 Bile Drones - 1 needs to get built - then they get painted Sunday
3 More Bile Drones - In a box calling me names - done by next week.

I know the fat Khorne tank is coming - plus I might get one for myself.

Let's talk lists.  I played this list once already - it seemed good when I tested it out by playing bad.  I still won but I did not pay enough attention to deployment and got very lucky on rolls to win.

HQ: LOC, Greater Gift X 2, Lesser Gift, Lvl 3
HQ: LOC, Greater Gift X 2, Lesser Gift, Lvl 3
Troops: Daemonettes X 20
Troops: Daemonettes X 20
Troops: Daemonettes X 20
Troops: Daemonettes X 20
Heavy: Soul Grinder, MoS, Baleful Torrent
Heavy: Soul Grinder, MoS, Baleful Torrent
Heavy: Soul Grinder, MoS, Baleful Torrent

I liked the Grinders in this type of list as it gives me a nice "protective" daddy for the Daemonettes.  It just means I either recondition the ones I have plus the new one I made - or make new ones.  Knowing me I make new ones as I have problems.

I got a test game in today vs DarkWynn.  The dice were on my side with one turn getting the +1 to Inv saves for the Daemons.  I moved up, my two LOC's were a pain in the ass (Both got  FNP 4+ and Reroll Inv) and just started to grind down.  Warlord took out Coteaz, the other kill the Chapter master and I kept Nick in his Deployment zone.  I was rolling hot for saves on the big stuff (small stuff not so much).  I got in a stupid 12 inch charge with one grinder and just got locked in.  Fun times indeed.

Some models/Art to look at.
More for Frontline Gaming stuff.

Mike Brandt needed a cooler piece of art - so I obliged.  
TexasGamesCon, Wargames Con, Bolscon, Etc shirt design

Helbrute, Forge Fiend Gun, Crypt Ghoul Wings, Forge Fiend Legs, Greenstuff and Hobby knife!  Tentacle maker to the rescue as usual.

Test Daemonette.  Legs/Chest Marauder, Arms Forsaken, Head Beastmen, Green stuff.  Looks better in real life he colors got a bit washed out.  

The Second test is using a Wych model.  I will have to do double combat arms as the gun won't make any sense.  It is a pretty simple paint job but the red is awesome looking.  It has that weird look etc I like.  The other two are based off the cultist and a beast man.

More Cryx!  Getting through more and more foam trays for this group.

Flesh Tearer Scouts!

First Refurbished Grinder for a client.  I got another one to do.  

Pretty simple paint job - I will write down my steps for those interested.  Do you want me to do this more?
Done over the entire model as it is mostly metallic
Black Primer
Dark Brown Heavy Brush - cheap color from hobby store
Orangish Brown Heavy Brush - cheap color from hobby store
Warplock Bronze Heavy Brush
Blackened Steel from Reaper Heavy brush
Runefang Steel Drybrush
Flesh Colors
Xereus Purple
Highlight to Screamer Pink
Highlight to Pink Horror
Edge Highlight to Old Tentacle Pink (You can skip this if you want)
Edge some pars with Ulthuan Grey - should have used Palid Wych Flesh
Green highlights
Kabalite Green
Sybarite Green
Moot Green
Gauss Blaster Green - Edge paint - if you have to order something from GW throw in some of these - they are nice to have.
Rotten flesh spots of for a whitish green - it is nursling green now - might be to green so you can stop at the Gauss one
Sanguine Base from Privateer Press
Mephiston Read
Edge with Wild Ryder Red.
Washes - effects.
Wash Corners with the Noxide Wash and then do some more with the Sotek Green to help brighten it.
Then I wash parts with a combo of 2 Agrax, 1 Nuln, 1 Guilliam Blue mixed with some Matte Medium plus water.  This I got from Ben on BOLS and it is an amazing wash.  You should mix it - it has a lot of weight that lets it flow into cracks and is very versatile.  I use it to get a good grim dark shade on most things.

Guy took like almost 2 shows worth of TV to finish.  Something like that.  I know I use a lot of paint but it all comes down to how to use your brushes etc.  Just knowing how paints flow together and the right amount of stuff to get my style down.

Alright that is it for now.  I am off to help to set up a printer for my mom for the second time.  First time it was a crap printer and now they have a new one.  Should be easy peasy.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Er my Gerds its Almost Turkey Day!

I love Thanksgiving.  I think it is just cuz you don't have to buy anyone gifts, you just eat, and it is all about just being thankful with family.  But really I just like eating haha.  So yeah… there is that.  My weekend I have busted out a ton of artwork.  In fact this whole week was artwork with small bits of minis.  You will see a Hobby post for Monday with some of the new Daemon stuff you might have seen on here.  Fun times as I continue my trail of people either loving or hating me.  Oh well I just have to sit there and take it haha.

Ok I got a game in on Thursday with my Daemon list.  It is a full Slaanesh, full of dudes and very little tricks.  I got lucky on my saves and for sure deployed wrong.  I usually deploy without much thought in test games.  It is easier to see how an army works if you self kick yourself in the nuts.  If it was easy and you made a lot of mistakes it might be too good of a list.  If it takes some skill to get back out of it then hey this is probably where you need to be list wise.  I don't like auto win lists or combo lists lately and want just straight, simple aggression.  Here is what I played.

HQ: DP, MoS, Wings, Armor, Lvl 3, Greater Gift X 2
HQ: DP, MoS, Wings, Armor, Lvl 3, Greater Gift X 2
Troops: Daemonettes X 20
Troops: Daemonettes X 20
Troops: Daemonettes X 20
Troops: Daemonettes X 15
Heavy: Soul Grinder, MoS, Baleful Torrent
Heavy: Soul Grinder, MoS, Baleful Torrent
Heavy: Soul Grinder, MoS, Baleful Torrent

1845 on the nose.  I also got Iron Arm on both (failed at least once a turn during the first 2 turns) and some good Greater Gifts (Reroll inv, FNP 4+ other) so I had some leeway in how I played.  I fought against marines and didn't play my grinders right - a bit too aggressive to allow a multi charge that I was ok from as I made 3 5+ inv saves on one Grinder versus Assault Centurions.  Rough assholes I don't want to assault as those flamers will burn my butt up especially a 1 wound left DP.  If I went 2 LOC's it would be a diff army but Precog and Prescienced Daemonettes might be pretty good eh?  It is just hard as I have the coolest gun Daemon Prince with a brother getting painted later today hah.

I thought of this terrible list with Inq/BA.

Xenos Ordo Inq, Servo Skulls X 3, Psycotroke Grenades - 49pts
Death Cult X 3, Crusader X 3, Priest X 2, LRR, Multi-Melta, Dozerblade, Psybolt - 370pts
Warrior Acolyte X 5, Mystic, LRC, Multi-Melta, Psybolt, Dozerblade - 300pts
Warrior Acolyte X 5, Mystic, LRC, Multi-Melta, Psybolt, Dozerblade - 300pts

Librarian - 100pts
BA Assault Squad, LR, Multi-melta - 325pts
BA Assault Squad, LR, Multi-melta - 325pts

Skyshield - 75pts

So you have those two LRC's on top of the Skyshield.  The dozer blades make sure you don't get stuck up there.  You can Deep strike the LR's off of the Mystics.  I think they count as cruising speed so at least one gun will shoot normal while the others shoot snap fire.  Thank goodness you have lots of rerolling with TWL.  No idea if it will work but it will for sure look hilarious on the table as you drive around, shoot guns and have a 4+ inv save and other nonsense.

Paint list for the week.  I am only off on Thursday so it should be a normal week for me.

Plastic Dudesmen - No idea yet
Character Art for Rob and stuff - Need to get this done asap
More random 40k propaganda - did one below, will have a Chaos one and a Inq one too - Doodles and Ideas only right now
Gun Daemon Prince 2 - Started will probably finish tonight.
Probably the Test Daemonettes - or Dudettes - Built one want one unit of these guys at least
Maybe finish this one grinder I have sitting here.

2 Soul Grinders - Need to fix stuff but the prime looks ok so I should be able to bust those out by next week.

John Green
3 Bile Drones done - 6 more to do.  The build is a bit longer as I am using a screw in to get them attached to the bases as well as magnetizing the rider.

Luis P
More Flesh Tearers - Scouts this week so 5 bolt gun guys and 10 snipers most likely

More Cryx - finished some stuff, gonna pull out the bane thralls I think - will see how many survived shipping - they need to be straight plastic…

Don is sending me the big Khorne Tank thingie - Build to paint - magnetizing the arms and probably the chest to make it easier to move around - fun times indeed - it will probably make me buy one for myself too… jerk.

Who knows what else will flow across my paint top.  I am sure will have more art too and if I forgot to list something or haven't done something yet please email me.  Trust me it won't hurt my feelings.  I think people forget I have done this for awhile and I will forget with everything going on.  Reminding me is perfecting fine as normally it only takes 2 weeks to get art (usually less but life can be nuts).

Ok models and art to look at for those interested in only seeing this stuff.

More coming this week.  I like painting Cryx.

These are part of a batch order.  Lots of fun drawing these guys.

The first of the Propaganda posters.

Lots of fun with this one.  I figured out a new glow technique with this one.

The top ones were done yesterday and Today.  Plus I painted models.  BOSS MODE ACHIEVED!  It is almost really nasty weather wise here so it isn't like I have anything else to do.

This commission cracked me up - a lot of fun and we have another example of the saddest nid in the game. 

If you are interested in art - most basic character stuff starts at $25.00.  More detailed work costs more and can run from 50-75 dollars depending on the picture.